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Christian woman who spent 3 years as an ISIS sex slave is reunited with her father after charity BOUGHT HER for £20,000

A Christian woman kidnapped and used as a sex slave by ISIS was saved by a rescue team posing as jihadists who bought her back for £20,000.

Rita Habib, 30, was captured in northern Iraq three years ago, marking the beginning of her horrific ordeal.

Raped by numerous men, all of whom had wives and children, Ms Habib was sold from one member of the extremist network to another in an endless cycle of abuse.

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But why does Matthew Lau assume that Ontario wants success?

From Matthew Lau at C2C Journal,

The governing Liberals – insisting that the Ontario economy has flourished under their excellent management, despite all the evidence showing otherwise – have promised to continue barrelling down the same economic path of increased government control. Spending will continue to balloon, the minimum wage will rise by another $1 next year, and the fiscal plan calls for the government to run its 16th consecutive deficit in 2023-24.

A Liberal MPP from Mississauga recently tried to rebut his government’s critics by declaring that “we have tripled (the debt) and we’re proud of it.” Premier Kathleen Wynne, in damage-control mode, sought to clarify: what her member was proud of were actually the “investments” that their government had made. All those investments that have done so much to “stimulate” the economy over the last 15 years. In just under two months, Ontarians will decide whether they want more of the same, or have had enough.More.

Reality check: For many people, failure is much more attractive than success. One can whine, bitch, blame others, and demand compensation. The trouble with success is that, if you win this year, people kind of expect you to win next year too. That’s a pretty expensive lifestyle habit. Better to learn to lose early and often.

See also: Wait till the campus Cools are on the other side of the admin desk

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Inconvenient polar bear expert mauled by climate alarmists

From James Delingpole at Breitbart:

Susan Crockford is a polar bear expert with a message that climate alarmists don’t want to hear: polar bear populations are thriving and are certainly in no danger from thinning summer sea ice supposedly caused by ‘man-made global warming.’

That’s why the alarmist establishment is currently trying destroy her.

First came a hatchet job in Bioscience, described by climate scientist Judith Curry as “absolutely the stupidest paper I have ever seen published.” More.

Reality check: Bears are omnivores. Whether thinning sea ice is manmade or not, the notion that they will not find something to eat is not reality-based.

See also: Wait till the campus Cools are on the other side of the admin desk  Reality won’t matter.

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The big missed story of Chappaquiddick

From Mark Steyn:

I have always been revolted by the fact that Ted, after killing Mary Jo Kopechne, did not have the decency to do a John Profumo and retire from public life for the rest of his days – and I was even more revolted by the way Massachusetts voters did not have the decency to impose that choice upon him.More.

Reality check: For the sake of their own health, welfare, and safety, Americans should never forget that Democrat women protected Kennedy. As I said at Steyn’s site:

The fact that an honest film can now be made signals the weakening of the hold of Big Media, for whom the Kennedys were a major brand:

“I saw him walking over the hill/with Abraham, Martin, and John.” Etc. Yeah.

I remember the dismay of an honest news team some years back when their carefully detailed investigation of John’s and Robert’s affairs with suicide victim Marilyn Monroe was shadily suppressed by Big News because it interfered with The Legend.

Here’s the takehome point from Mark’s classic comments: Democrat women could have forced Ted’s retirement from public life.

Granted, they were willing to go down on presidential kneepads to Bill Clinton to keep abortion legal. They have always had the same relationship with abortion as Southern slaveholders had with slavery and for more or less the same reasons (lifestyle).

But then we always knew that about them. They made no secret of it.

What we didn’t know is that Democrat women were quite willing to just leave one of their own to die in agony and then cover it all up because Kennedy was a useful property and she wasn’t.

Welcome to Progressive World’s view of the value of human life in general. Vote for it and get way more of it.

See also: Wait till the campus Cools are on the other side of the admin desk

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BBC airs Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech… listeners are split over whether it was insensitive or insightful

BBC Radio 4 listeners were split following the a 50th anniversary broadcast and analysis of Enoch Powell’s controversial ‘rivers of blood’ speech.

The anti mass immigration speech, read out in segments by actor Ian McDiarmid, was first delivered to local Conservative party members in Birmingham, ahead of a second reading of the 1968 race relations bill.

The speech, was broken up into segments and critiqued by a panel, including by BBC media editor Amol Rajan, who examined the influence of the speech since it was first delivered.

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Hatem and Ahmed’s Ironic Islamophobia Adventure

Bigotry is awful – and the purveyors of hatred and discrimination need to be confronted and isolated.

But what happens when those who lament bigotry consistently engage in their own prejudice and animus? What if they do it in concert with a member of a designated terrorist organization who has called for the absolute destruction of a nation?

Ahmed Bedier and Hatem Bazian had to go to Istanbul to find out.

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Andrew Klavan on the Atlantic firing Kevin Williamson a week later

For pro life views, apparently. From Andrew Klavan at PJ Media on the firing of Kevin Williamson:

There is only one reason to silence someone like Kevin: your arguments are so bad you can’t stand up to him in a fair debate.

On top of which, hiring a man away from his job, then firing him for being exactly who you knew he was is simply a skunk thing to do. Shame on Goldberg, really.

In today’s political debate, there are two kinds of people: those who want to silence the voices they disagree with, and the good guys. Kevin Williamson is one of the good guys. Goldberg, it turns out, not so much. More.

Reality check: Actually, the Atlantic is very much more in tune with what is coming down the road from the universities than either Klavan or Williamson are. Opinions that upset the Millennial government job babies will simply be criminalized. Or anyway, they will try to do that.

See also: Wait till the campus Cools are on the other side of the admin desk

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Wait till the campus Cools are on the other side of the admin desk

From Matthew Continetti at Washington Free Beacon:

In the world of the campus, one’s status and moral authority increases with the number of victim groups in which one claims membership. This is the postmodern dogma of “intersectionality” that promotes solipsism at the personal level and division at the social level, that forbids the “cultural appropriation” of one victim group’s tastes, symbols, language, and commodities by another group, and requires members of the victimizer group—cis-gendered white males—to recognize, confess, and atone for their “privilege.” (Full disclosure: This article is being written by an oppressor.)More.

Reality check: How many years are left to solve this problem? And how?

See also: Denver Post pleads with owners to save it

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Denver Post pleads with owners to save it

From the Denver Post editorial board:

At The Denver Post on Monday, more than two dozen reporters, editors, photographers, videographers, page designers, digital producers and opinion staff will walk out the door. Our marching orders are to cut a full 30 by the start of July.

These heartbreaking instructions raise the question: Does this cut, which follows so many in recent years that our ranks have shriveled from more than 250 to fewer than 100 today, represent the beginning of the end for the Voice of the Rocky Mountain Empire? More.

Reality check: Yes because no one needs you anymore. The big worry is that you will get on the government payroll and spend your time harassing people who provide news that the rest of us need to know.

See also:American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News

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Why Hollywood is losing ground

Conservative sources often decry the fact that entertainment media do not re-evaluate their nihilistic direction despite faring poorly in terms of rating and numbers in recent years.

But could we look at the matter from another angle? What if Hollywood has lost the power to change, even if stasis kills it?

Today, the awardee ranting into the mike may sound more like your boring uncle at a family dinner than like your secret heartthrob. Which means that something has definitely changed. More.

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Claim: Say Goodbye To the Information Age: It’s All About Reputation Now

From Gloria Origgi at Aeon:

We are experiencing a fundamental paradigm shift in our relationship to knowledge. From the ‘information age’, we are moving towards the ‘reputation age’, in which information will have value only if it is already filtered, evaluated and commented upon by others. Seen in this light, reputation has become a central pillar of collective intelligence today. It is the gatekeeper to knowledge, and the keys to the gate are held by others. The way in which the authority of knowledge is now constructed makes us reliant on what are the inevitably biased judgments of other people, most of whom we do not know.

Let me give some examples of this paradox. If you are asked why you believe that big changes in the climate are occurring and can dramatically harm future life on Earth, the most reasonable answer you’re likely to provide is that you trust the reputation of the sources of information to which you usually turn for acquiring information about the state of the planet. In the best-case scenario, you trust the reputation of scientific research and believe that peer-review is a reasonable way of sifting out ‘truths’ from false hypotheses and complete ‘bullshit’ about nature. More.

Reality check: Odd that anyone would feel this way about peer review today.

See also: Peer review “unscientific”: Tough words from an editor of Nature

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Lettergate: Vatican pretends Benedict approves of Francis. Cover blown.

From Philip Pullella at Reuters,

The Vatican “Lettergate” scandal came to a head on Saturday when the Holy See, under pressure from the media and conservatives, released a full text by former Pope Benedict that before was cited only selectively.

It was cited selectively in order to suggest that Benedict approved of documents he had not even read and did not intend to.

Conservative critics of Francis saw the blurring and the selective citings from the letter as part of a plot to censor the thoughts of the former pope. More.

Reality check: And that’s exactly what it was. Clamour from the “conservative critics” forced transparency. Of which we need a whole lot more, everywhere.

See also: But why SHOULD Obama be embarrassed by scandals? Only the Uncool need be embarrassed by scandals.

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But do US Democrats prefer snobbery to winning elections?

If so, they will tend to favour a putsch. From Ben Shapiro at Townhall:

Last weekend, Hillary Clinton spoke in India. There, she continued to struggle publicly with the most humiliating experience of her life, not her husband’s continual sexual misconduct or her State Department’s mishandling of Benghazi but her loss of the presidency to a reality television show host. Hillary’s not over it. And she never will be.

That much was obvious from her incredible, palpable anger at the American public. She first explained that Trump voters are stupid poor people: “what the map doesn’t show you is that I won the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product. So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward.”More.

Reality check: Trashing the other side’s voters is such an elementary mistake that the fact that Clinton is allowed to go on making it indicates a leadership vacuum among the Dems (if not a delusional state). Picture the local Toyota salesman telling us that Ford buyers are “yokels.” Some may buy his pitch, on the theory that if they drop a few ten grand at his dealership, he, at least, won’t think they are yokels.

But what about the less committed?

Surely, a better pitch would be: “In my experience, Ford buyers are intelligent and they do their homework BUT there are a few things they are not aware of, including [sales pitch…sales pitch…sales pitch…]”

So the prospective customer never need feel put down, either way.

But now the big question: Why don’t the Dems see that? Do a majority of Americans feel the need to merely avoid being put down by somebody or other? Time will tell.

See also: But why does it even matter to entertainment media if ratings suffer? Government is their get-out-of-debt card.

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