Moonbat Bill Nye: We Need To “Redistribute Wealth” By Implementing A Carbon Tax…

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“The trouble with this is, there are people now, in the U.S. government, who don’t like government.”

Thanks, Nye. You’re a genius.

Via Campus Reform:

Speaking to students at the University at Albany, Bill Nye the Science Guy said that a carbon tax was needed for the purpose of redistributing wealth.

“We need, dare I say it, a tax, or should I say a fee,” Nye purportedly said Wednesday, right before an anonymous student began recording.

“It’s not just to be mean, it’s to redistribute wealth,” Nye said.

Nye went on to claim that instituting such a tax would drive innovation in more environmentally friendly ways.

“It will stimulate people investing in more energy efficient means. If you gotta pay a fee every time you make carbon monoxie and somone comes up with a more efficient car, you’ll use that car. Somebody comes up with a more efficient blender, you’ll use that blender. I mean, that’s just how it’s going to go.”

The free campus event distributed 1,000 copies of Nye’s new book Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation to students in attendance. The lecture, part of an annual student-run speaker series, quickly became a pro-big government, higher taxes rally.

“The trouble with this is, there are people now, in the U.S. government, who don’t like government,” Nye lectured.

The former television host and Disney actor then ranted about limited government conservatives, comparing them to a General Motors employee that wants to shut their own company down.

“We have to get people who really want the government to do what it’s supposed to do, which is run things,” Nye said.

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Shocker: Networks Ignore Clip Of Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice Praising Bergdahl In 2014 For Serving “With Honor And Distinction”

We now know the Administrations definition of “honor and aistinction.”

Via Newsbusters

In their coverage of desertion charges being filed against U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the major broadcast networks failed to mention during their Wednesday evening newscasts that National Security Advisor Susan Rice had previously praised Bergdahl as having served “with honor and distinction” on the June 1, 2014 broadcast of ABC’s This Week.

Standing in sharp contrast to this glaring omission by the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC, the clip of Rice’s appearance was shown on numerous cable news shows, including CNN’s The Situation Room and Erin Burnett OutFront as well as FNC’s Special Report and On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.

While discussing the prisoner swap on ABC’s Sunday morning political talk show on June 1, Rice said this to host George Stephanopoulos when asked about the possibility of Bergdahl facing any discipline for leaving his post:

That is really not the point. The point is that he’s back. He’s going to be safely reunited with his family. He served the United States with honor and distinction and we’ll have the opportunity, eventually, to learn what has transpired in the past years, but what’s most important now is his health and well-being. That he has the opportunity to recover in peace and security and be reunited with his family, which is why this is such a joyous day.

Meanwhile, as for what the networks did mention about this story, all three networks mentioned the “controversial” nature of the prisoner swap with ABC and NBC including soundbites from Bergdahl’s fellow soliders.

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Report: DEA Agents Had “Sex Parties” With Prostitutes In Colombia Fueled By Drug Cartel Money…

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Another prime example of your government hard at work…

Via Fusion:

Agents working abroad for the Drug Enforcement Administration allegedly attended and participated in drug cartel-funded “sex parties,” according to a new report released Thursday by the Department of Justice’s inspector general.

“We were particularly troubled by multiple allegations involving several DEA special agents participating in ‘sex parties’ with prostitutes while working in an overseas office,” the report reads.

The report says this type of agent misconduct took place for “several years” while some of the agents who participated held top-secret clearances, opening them up to potential extortion and coercion.

“Many of these agents were alleged to have engaged in this high-risk sexual behavior while at their government-leased quarters, raising the possibility that DEA equipment and information also may have been compromised as a result of the agents’ conduct,” the report says.

It adds: “The fact that most of the ‘sex parties’ occurred in government-leased quarters where agents’ laptops, BlackBerry devices, and other government-issued equipment were present created potential security risks for the DEA and for the agents who participated in the parties, potentially exposing them to extortion, blackmail, or coercion.”

Two agents under investigation also told investigators that a supervising officer “frequented a prostitution establishment while in their overseas assignment and often took agents serving on temporary duty to this establishment and facilitated sexual encounters there.”

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Michelle Obama Takes A Victory Lap! Claims Her School Lunch Mandate Has Been A Huge Success…

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Here are a few recent stories that say otherwise:

Government Report: Mooch’s Healthy Lunch Mandate Caused Unprecedented Drop In Number Students Eating School Lunch

Study: Veggie Consumption Among Students “Significantly” Down Since Mooch’s Healthy Lunch Mandate Went Into Effect

Study Finds Majority Of Students Rejecting Michelle Obama’s “Healthy” School Lunches

By Michelle Obama via CNN:

It has been five years since I started Let’s Move!, an initiative to address childhood obesity and help all our kids grow up healthy. And as we mark this fifth anniversary, we’re celebrating how far we’ve come, we’re challenging ourselves to do even more, and we’re committing to be true champions for this issue in the years ahead. That’s our theme for this anniversary year: Celebrate, challenge, champion.

We certainly have plenty to celebrate. Over the past five years, we have seen a real cultural shift across our country. Food and beverage companies are racing to cut sugar, salt, and fat from their products. Cities, towns, and counties are supporting healthy after-school programs and youth sports leagues. Faith leaders are educating their congregations about healthy eating and physical activity. Restaurants are offering healthier versions of their dishes, and fast food places are even including apple slices and low-fat milk in their kids’ meals.

Through Let’s Move!, we’re reaching millions of kids every day: 1.6 million kids are attending healthier day cares, where fruits and vegetables have replaced cookies and juice. More than 30 million kids are eating healthier school lunches. Nearly 9 million kids participate in our Active Schools program and get 60 minutes of physical activity a day, and nearly 5 million kids will be attending healthier after-school programs in the next five years.

Taken together, these efforts are starting to have an impact: Childhood obesity rates have finally stopped rising — and obesity rates are actually falling among our youngest children.

We need to protect the progress we’ve made on healthier school lunches, and we need more schools to find new ways to get kids active before, during, and after the school day. We need more cities to create safe walking routes to schools and restore bike paths and hiking trails so families can get active. And we need to be more creative in spreading the word about healthy eating and physical activity.

Hillary’s Goons Warn NYT Reporter: We’re Watching Your Writing For “Coded Sexism” Terms Such As “Calculating, Ambitious, Entitled”…

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The full list of terms they have deemed sexist: Polarizing, calculating, disingenuous, insincere, ambitious, inevitable, entitled, over confident, secretive. The phrases “will do anything to win,” “represents the past,” and “out of touch” are also going to be met with sexism charges.

NY Times reporter Amy Chozick:

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BREAKING: U.S. Army National Guard Soldier And Cousin Arrested Over ISIS Plot To Attack Military Base…

Odds are CAIR will either ignore this or claim entrapment.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Army National Guard soldier and his cousin have been arrested on charges of conspiring to support Islamic State, the Department of Justice said on Thursday.

The two Chicago area men spoke of using army uniforms, military knowledge and access to attack an Illinois military installation, the department said in a statement.

Middle East Imploding . . . Obama Heads To South Florida For Golf Vacation…

Optics be damned!

PALM CITY, Fla. —President Obama will be vacationing in South Florida this weekend, sources have confirmed for WPBF 25 News.

The president is expected to stay at the Florida National Golf Club, which is in Palm City and Port St. Lucie. Obama made a similar trip to the area in February of 2013.

Like last time, he’s expected to spend much of his time playing golf.

“That’s fantastic,” said Johanna Morphew of Port St. Lucie. “It’ll be nice to have him in town.”

“It’s good,” said Raphael Martinez of Port St. Lucie. “Get some attention. Get Port St. Lucie in the news.”

The White House has not confirmed the trip, but the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Temporary Flight Restriction for the Palm City area for Saturday and Sunday.

A TFR restricts who can fly over the area and when. The TFR is for at least a 10-mile radius, a size usually reserved for only the president.

BREAKING: President Of Obama’s “Model” Of Counterterror Success Lands In Saudi Arabia After Fleeing Iran-Backed Rebels…

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Breaking: French Prosecutor: #Germanwings Co-Pilot Appears To Have Intentionally Destroyed The Plane…Update: Profile Of Co-Pilot So Far…Update: May Have Had History Of Depression

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Via BBC:

The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday appeared to want to “destroy the plane”, French officials said.
Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin, citing information from the “black box” voice recorder, said the co-pilot was alone in the cockpit.

He intentionally started a descent while the pilot was locked out.

Mr Robin said there was “absolute silence in the cockpit” as the pilot fought to re-enter it.

The co-pilot, now named as Andreas Lubitz, was alive until the final impact, the prosecutors added.

“We hear the pilot ask the co-pilot to take control of the plane and we hear at the same time the sound of a seat moving backwards and the sound of a door closing,” Mr Robin told reporters.

“At that moment, the co-pilot is controlling the plane by himself. While he is alone, the co-pilot presses the buttons of the flight monitoring system to put into action the descent of the aeroplane.

“This action on the altitude controls can only be deliberate.”

The Airbus 320 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf hit a mountain, killing 150 people, after an eight-minute descent.

The pilot is heard on the voice recorder first first knocking gently on the door, then progressively louder, then trying to bang down the door to try to get back into the cockpit. The prosecutor said co-pilot had to affirmatively hit a button to keep the pilot out.

The prosecutor noted that passengers didn’t realize until the last minute on the recorder and that you can hear them screaming at the end of the recording. They heard the co-pilot’s normal breathing at the time of impact so they know he was alive.

The co-pilot’s Facebook has been removed but nothing is initially apparent in the cached page remaining. Lubitz, 28, had previously been recognized in the FAA Airmen Certification Database.

The prosecutor said that they have no reason to believe that terrorism is involved and that Lubitz was not a known terrorist.

Update:

Nothing in the background (so far) that would seem to indicate anything untoward.

Via NY Post:

The Germanwings co-pilot at the controls of the doomed jet had wanted to fly since childhood, according to friends and neighbors.

Andreas Lubitz, 28, grew up in the small town of Montabaur, Germany, and had been a member of the flying club Luftsportclub Westerwal since his teen years.

“Andreas became a member of the association as a teenager, he wanted to realize his dream of flying. He began as a gliding student and made it to become a pilot on an Airbus 320,” according to a statement from the club.

Club member Peter Ruecker said he didn’t sense Lubitz was suffering from any emotional or psychological problems.

“He was happy he had a job with Germanwings and he was doing well,” Ruecker said.

A Montabaur neighbor of Lubitz’s said he was always friendly, pursued his dreams with “vigor” and enjoyed running.

“How often we saw him jogging past our house,” a neighbor told local newspaper the Rhein Zeitung.

Lubitz split time between his parents’ place in Montabaur and kept an apartment in Duesseldorf, where he often ran in local races, according to AFP and German news agency DPA.

Lubitz’s Facebook page was scrubbed shortly after he was identified. It included a picture of him sitting near the Golden Gate Bridge near San Francisco and a shot of Times Square.

His “likes” included a Lufthansa-sponsored half-marathon and a local climbing wall.

The co-pilot also appeared to be a fan of electronic music, following German artists Schiller and Paul Kalkbrenner and French DJ David Guetta, according to his Facebook page.

Update:

Daily Mail

Responding to revelations, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said all pilots undergo annual medical checks, but not special psychiatric assessments beyond training.

He added: ‘He passed all medical exams, all checks. He was 100 per cent fit to fly without any restrictions.

‘I am not a lawyer. I am the CEO of a big company. If one person takes 149 people with him to death, it is not suicide.’

However, it emerged today that Lubitz had to stop his pilot training in 2008 because he was depressed and suffering ‘burnout’.

A schoolmate told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that he had taken a break because of depression.

The woman said: ‘Apparently he had burnout, he was in depression.’….

In Montabaur, acquaintances today said Lubitz showed no signs of depression when they saw him last autumn when he renewed his glider pilot’s license.

‘He was happy he had the job with Germanwings and he was doing well,’ said a member of the glider club, Peter Ruecker, who watched Lubitz learn to fly.

‘He gave off a good feeling.’

White House Says Obama “Stands By” Decision To Swap Taliban Five For Army Deserter Bowe Bergdahl…

The family and friends of the eight American soldiers killed looking for his beg to differ.

BREAKING: Saudi Arabia And Egypt To Send Ground Troops To Fight Shiite Rebels In Yemen…

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Via TIME/AP:

Egyptian security and military officials say Saudi Arabia and Egypt will lead a ground operation in Yemen against Shiite rebels and their allies after a campaign of airstrikes to weaken them.

Three senior officials tell The Associated Press that forces would enter by land from Saudi Arabia and by sea from the Red Sea and Arabian Sea. They said Thursday that other nations will also be involved.

They would not specify troop numbers or say when the operation would start, only that it would be after airstrikes weaken the rebels and allied forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

They say the offensive aims to push the rebels into negotiations on power sharing. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the press.

DNC Hack Donna Brazile Refuses To Apologize For Smearing Bergdahl’s Platoon Mates As Liars…

Brazile after Bergdahl was swapped for five Taliban leaders:

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Today she was offered the chance to make things right:

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She refused:

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Pentagon Video: U.S. Airstrikes Target ISIS In Tikrit In Support Shiite Militia Commanders On U.S. Designated Global Terrorist List…

Retired General David Petraeus, who is advising Obama on Iraq, warned these Iranian-backed militias are a bigger threat than ISIS. Obama apparently felt otherwise.

Via Bill Roggio:

The US-led military Coalition in Iraq is openly supporting Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Iraqi forces who are battling Islamic State fighters entrenched in Tikrit. Many of the Shiite militia commanders are listed by the US as Specially Designated Global Terrorists, and one militia is listed as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. Many of the commanders and militias are responsible for killing US, Coailition, and Iraqi troops and civilians during the occupation of Iraq.

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) announced today that “operations to support Iraqi Security Forces in Tikrit have commenced after a request from the Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al Abadi,” in a press released issued by the US-led command.

“The Coalition is now providing direct support to Iraqi Security Forces conducting operations to expel ISIL [Islamic State] from the city. CJTF-OIR is providing air strikes, airborne intelligence capabilities, and Advise and Assist support to Iraqi Security Force headquarters elements in order to enhance their ability to defeat ISIL,” the statement continued.

The US and CJTF-OIR have claimed that the airstrikes and other support is benefiting “Iraqi Security Forces,” when in reality more than two-thirds of the personnel opposing the Islamic State are comprised of Shiite militias, all of which are backed by Iran.

The US has reversed its decision to remain on the sidelines as the militias and Iraqi forces have bogged down in Tikrit after launching the offensive at the beginning of March. The US military had previously said it would not support operations in Tikrit due to the extensive presence of Shiite militias and the significant support from Iran. Additionally, the Shiite militias have been involved in stoking sectarian tension in other areas that they have retaken from the Islamic State.

The Shiite militias are operating under the aegis of the Popular Mobilization Committee, or Hashid Shaabi, which was created by former Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki to combat the Islamic State after the Iraqi military collapsed during the summer of 2014. The head of the Popular Mobilization Committee is listed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist and he is closely tied to Iran. One of the militias, the Hezbollah Brigades, is listed a a Foreign Terrorists Organization. And several top militia commanders, in addition to being Iranian proxies, are also listed as global terrorists.

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Video: Dem Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Shouted Off The Stage At University of Southern California Event…

Tables turned.

HT: Illinois Review

WaPo Outraged Ben Carson Called Obama A “Psychopath,” Interviews Psychologist To Set Record Straight: Obama’s A “Sociopath”…

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Well done, Washington Post.

Via WaPo:

In GQ’s profile of Ben Carson, the former neurosurgeon and potential 2016 presidential candidate called President Obama a “psychopath.”

Calling politicians you aren’t fond of psychopaths feels like an unfortunately routine part of our political landscape today, but Carson did more than just name call. In the interview, he pointed to Obama’s neat appearance as proof he’s a psychopath (“That’s why they’re successful. That’s the way they look. They all look great,” he said.).

Carson is a doctor, but I talked to some professionals to see whether they agreed with him.

Lisa Kays, a licensed clinical social worker in Washington, said in a phone interview that to clinically be described as a psychopath, someone must show signs before age 15, and must meet three criteria from a list that includes things like deceitfulness, failure to plan ahead, consistent irresponsibility and a lack of remorse.  There’s also the possibility of anti-social behavior, increased risk of violence, failure to conform to social norms and saying things for shock value.”

Psychologist Deborah Stokes, PhD, said there is the concept of  “the charming sociopath,” which may be more of what Carson was going for in his description of Obama.  “They lure people in with their charisma,” Stokes said. “We see that with politicians, with cult figures and so forth,” she said, and in politics, “you have to be a little bit self-centered.”

But — and try not to act too surprised — neither woman thinks Obama is actually clinically a psychopath.

“I do think we toss this word around casually,” Kays said. “It certainly doesn’t apply to everyone wearing a suit.”

State Department: “We Stand By” Obama’s Claim That Yemen Is Successful Counter-Terror Strategy…

White House spokesman Josh Earnest also backed Obama’s “model of success” claim yesterday as well.

Obama Issues Another Executive Order On Immigration…

The Imperial President strikes again.

Via Washington Examiner:

This week President Obama took unilateral executive action — again — to change the nation’s immigration laws. Almost no one noticed.

Obama intends to make it easier to bring more foreign guest workers to the United States — likely at significant cost to workers already here — by loosening the rules governing something known as the L-1B visa program. Under the program, a multinational company with offices in the United States can move workers from abroad to live and work in the U.S. for as long as five years in what is known as an intra-company transfer. There are almost no rules concerning what those workers can be paid, so there is no barrier to a company firing American employees and bringing in workers from foreign facilities to replace them at much lower pay.

Companies who transfer workers to the U.S. through an L-1B visa have to show that those workers bring some sort of “specialized knowledge” to the job — that is, they have particular knowledge that would be hard, if not impossible, to find elsewhere in the United States. Obama plans to broaden the definition of “specialized knowledge” so much that it could conceivably used to cover just about any foreign worker a company wants to bring here.

Companies transferring foreign workers to the U.S. have to make the case to an “adjudicator” from the United States Customs and Immigration Services. It’s not a terribly tough job; the definition of “specialized knowledge” was already pretty loose. In 2006, the Department of Homeland Security inspector general investigated L-1Bs and found that “the program allows for the transfer of workers with ‘specialized knowledge,’ but the term is so broadly defined that adjudicators believe they have little choice but to approve almost all petitions.” Standards were tightened somewhat after the study, but now Obama wants to loosen them again.

Also, under Obama’s new rules, Customs and Immigration Services adjudicators will not be able to consider whether or not there are American workers available to do the job when determining whether to grant an L-1B visa. “A petitioner is not required to demonstrate the lack of readily available workers to perform the relevant duties in the United States,” according to Obama’s proposal.

Kerry: Global Warming A “National Security Threat,” West May Already Be Dealing “Climate Refugees”…

“Climate refugee” the new PC term for illegal immigrant?

JOHN KERRY: “And the final example I just want to give you of setting priority is climate change. I know a lot of people were sort of surprised, but President Obama and I could not agree more that this is a threat to the planet itself. It is a national security threat, it is a health threat, it’s an environmental threat, it’s an economic threat. We’re spending billions upon billions – $110 billion last year on the damages that occurred because of the increased level of major weather events around the world; droughts that are 500-year droughts, not 100-year droughts; places that have less and less water; food that is less produced where it used to be. There’ll be climate refugees that all of you will be coping with at some point, if not now, in the not-too-distant future. And the science? 97 percent of all the scientists for 20 years tell us unequivocally that this is happening and happening now, and humans are causing it, and we have a responsibility to respond to it.”

Canadian “Diversity” Group Makes “Gay Sweater” Using Hair From More Than 1,000 LGBT People…

Why did they do it?… Does it even matter?

Via HuffPo:

‘That jumper is so gay,’ is a comment that one designer is hoping to hear emanating from the front row of Toronto Fashion Week.

The garment in question was knitted from the donated hair of more than 1,000 LGBT people by the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD).

“The idea for the sweater was born from a desire to educate and encourage everyone to use ‘gay’ the correct way,” says Jeremy Dias, director of the CCGSD, regarding their decision to to create ‘the world’s first and only 100% gay object’.

“We want the conversation that surrounds the gay sweater to inspire those who are using ‘gay’ in a detrimental way to both realise the negative impact their words and actions are having and change their behavior.”

“When I hear someone say ‘that’s so gay’, I want to scream: I’M GAY, but you don’t. You suck that pain, that oppression, that emotion up, and you just try to pretend it doesn’t bother you,” Dias added to HuffPost UK Lifestyle.

“The truth is that the existence of ‘that’s so gay’ as an expression is an indication that homophobia and transphobia is still a problem. The reality that we are so desensitised to the expression and the oppression is truly heart breaking. And maybe you don’t mean it like that, but when you are me, and you hear it everyday, day after day, it cuts like a series of a thousand paper cuts that slowly slice at your soul.”

ISIS Stones Man And Woman To Death For “Adultery” In Mosul …

ISIS has dragged their “caliphate” back to the stone age… literally.

Via IB Times:

In yet another display of how the Islamic State (IS) implements the Sharia law, a resident of Mosul narrated another recent incident of stoning to death of a man and a woman for adultery. The witness was a clothing store owner whose outlet is near a government building where the incident happens.

Abu Mohammad al-Lahibi, the shop owner, said the woman was in her 20s and married. Lahibi was not sure if the woman was given a fair trial since none was held before the stoning.

The two were handcuffed, while the woman wore a full face veil called niqab. Twelve IS militants stood before the condemned couple and had bags filled with stones. They started to throw stones on the two. On the third stone, the “adulteress” was killed, while the man died after her, recounts Lahibi.

Another witness, Saad, said, “I was moved by the crying of the woman who started bleeding and then died from the stoning,” quotes The New York Times. Saad laments that the Iraqi government has left them in the hands of the IS, which he perceives “make all kinds of crime in the city” and to defame the image of Islam.

Col Ahmed al-Jiboori, assigned at the Nineveh Liberation Camp located east of Mosul, confirmed that since the IS started the practice in Mosul in August, it has stoned more than a dozen people to death.