REPORT: ATF Already Banned AR-15 Green Tip Ammo In Newest Regulation Guide…

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What the…

Via Townhall:

On Friday February 13 at 4:00 pm, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms released a proposal to ban commonly used M855 “green tip” AR-15 ammunition under the guise of law enforcement safety. The same day the proposal was released, on a Friday of a three day holiday weekend, ATF opened up a shortened 30-day period for the public to submit comments about the new regulation.

But it turns out, ATF has been working on a ban of AR-15 “green-tip” ammunition for quite some time and has already issued the ban in its new, 2014 Regulation Guide. For reference, ATF Regulation Guides come out approximately every ten years.

When you take a look at the 2005 ATF Regulation Guide, you’ll see an exemption for AR-15 “green-tip” ammunition, which means it exempted from the definition of “armor piercing” and therefore is legal on the federal level.

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Breaking: Muslim Woman Rams Car Into Police At Miami Airport, Shouts In Arabic, Says Has Bomb

Random car crash…

Via Daily Mail:

A woman was arrested at gunpoint Thursday at Miami International Airport after screaming at police officers that she had a bomb.

Julissa Magdalena Maradiaga-Iscoa, 33, from Honduras, attempted to drive her car through the airport’s entrance, but instead crashed into a patrol car.

She then began screaming at officers in what they believe was Arabic and saying that she had a bomb.

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Remember everyone from Honduras is facing such hardship, that’s why we’re supposed to open our doors.

Psst DOJ, When You Go After Menendez, Don’t Forget Dirty Harry Reid’s Involvement…

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Menendez dared to challenge Obama over Israel and Iran. Now he will be made to pay over charges that until now have languished. Very scary use of DOJ. But, this is de rigueur with this White House.

Via NJ.com:

Menendez (D-N.J.) is under federal investigation regarding his relationship with a donor, Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen, and whether he interceded on behalf of his business interests with federal agencies and officials.

Menendez, who accepted flights on Melgen’s private jet and did not repay some of them until years later, has denied any wrongdoing and has set up a legal fund that has raised and spent about $1 million.

The Washington Post reported in March 2013 that a federal grand jury was looking into Menendez’s relationship with Melgen. The New Jersey Law Journal reports that the grand jury is “looking into gifts Menendez received from his friend, Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen, and actions the senator took on Melgen’s behalf.”

The New Jersey Law Journal report also said the government alleges that Menendez and then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) met with then-Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius regarding Melgen in 2012 — something that has not been previously reported. The Washington Post in 2013 reported that Menendez met with the acting administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding a Melgen billing dispute.

HT: Phil Kerpen

Sen. Menendez Outspoken And Highly Critical Of Obama On Iran, Cuba Deals; Considered WH’s Least Fav Dem…

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As everyone is well aware of by now, the DOJ is bringing corruption charges against Sen. Menendez. Recently he’s been knocking the Obama admin pretty hard.

Like:

Being a top critic of Obama’s Iran deal.

Via Weekly Standard:

Menendez has been one of the top Democratic critics in Congress of the Obama administration’s negotiations and forthcoming deal with Iran over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions. Earlier this year, the New Jersey Democrat said the White House’s talking points on the Iran deal were “straight out of Tehran.”

Saying the Cuba trade deal will reward “brutal behavior”

Via The Hill:

Sen. Robert Menendez (N.J.), the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is slamming President Obama over the deal to release an American held in Cuba.

“President Obama’s actions have vindicated the brutal behavior of the Cuban government,” Menendez, known for his tough stance on Cuba, said in a statement.

“There is no equivalence between an international aid worker and convicted spies who were found guilty of conspiracy to commit espionage against our nation.”

American aid worker Alan Gross, who was held in Cuba for five years for trying to set up Internet for a small Jewish community, was released on Wednesday as the U.S. released three Cuban agents convicted of spying.

Menendez said the move “sets an extremely dangerous precedent.”

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He’s considered the White House’s least favorite Dem.

Via WPTV:

WASHINGTON (CNN) —Sen. Robert Menendez might be a senior Democrat but he’s no friend of the White House.

In fact, he’s emerged as one of the most troublesome obstacles to President Barack Obama’s legacy-building effort to end decades of U.S. estrangement with Cuba and Iran. He’s also poked the administration on its troubled relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with whom he shares a hawkish outlook towards Tehran.

But the senior senator from New Jersey, 61, is now in the news for a different reason, after CNN first reported Friday that the Justice Department is preparing to bring criminal charges against him.

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Perhaps the last straw was Menendez’s AIPAC speech this past week:

Senior Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) blasted the Obama administration’s Iran policy while delivering a speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) national conference.

The AIPAC crowd cheered when Menendez, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, vowed to stand up for Israel even when he faces opposition from “political friends.”

“When it comes to defending the U.S.-Israel relationship, I am not intimidated by anyone–not Israel’s political enemies, and not by my political friends when I believe they’re wrong,” declared Sen. Menendez before an enthusiastic AIPAC crowd.

“As long as I have an ounce of fight left in me, as long as I have a vote and a say and a chance to protect the interest of Israel, the region, and the national security interests of the United States–Iran will never have a pathway to a weapon,” he later added. “It will never threaten Israel or its neighbors, and it will never be in a position to start a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. Not on my watch.”

H/T Drudge

Iran Gaining Ground In Iraq, Unhindered By U.S, As Shiite Forces Fight ISIS

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Obama has effectively opened the door for a small-scale invasion of Iraq. The enemy of my enemy is my enemy, as Benjamin Netanyahu so succinctly put it.

AWJA, Iraq — All along the green irrigated plains in the heart of what American occupying troops used to call the Sunni triangle, lampposts and watchtowers are flying the flags of the Badr Organization, a Shiite militia long hated and feared by many Iraqi Sunnis.

The road from Baghdad to Tikrit is dotted with security checkpoints, many festooned with posters of Iran’s supreme leader and other Shiite figures. They stretch as far north as the village of Awja, the birthplace of Saddam Hussein, on the edge of Tikrit, within sight of the hulking palaces of the former ruler who ruthlessly crushed Shiite dissent.

More openly than ever before, Iran’s powerful influence in Iraq has been on display as the counteroffensive against Islamic State militants around Tikrit has unfolded in recent days. At every point, the Iranian-backed militias have taken the lead in the fight against the Islamic State here. Senior Iranian leaders have been openly helping direct the battle, and American officials say Iran’s Revolutionary Guards forces are taking part.

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Little Brainwashed Marxists At UC Irvine Remove “Offensive” American Flag From “Inclusive” Space…

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Cali students once again showing their true colors.

Via Campus Reform:

The Associated Students of University of California, Irvine (ASUCI) voted Tuesday to remove all flags, including American flags, from an inclusive space on campus because of their offensive nature.

The bill, R50-70, was authored by Social Ecology Representative Matthew Guevara, and accuses all flags, especially, the American flag, of being “symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism.”

“[F]lags construct paradigms of conformity and sets [sic] homogenized standards for others to obtain which in this country typically are idolized as freedom, equality, and democracy,” the bill reads.

The legislation argues that flags may be interpreted differently; the American flag, for example, can represent “American exceptionalism and superiority,” as well as oppression.

“[T]he American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism,” the bill continues, arguing that “symbolism has negative and positive aspects that are interpreted differently by individuals.”

The anti-flag hanging bill adds that free speech, such as flags in inclusive spaces, can be interpreted as hate speech.

“[F]reedom of speech, in a space that aims to be as inclusive as possible[,] can be interpreted as hate speech,” the bill reads.

“Let it be resolved that ASUCI make every effort to make the Associated Students main lobby space as inclusive as possible.”

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Obama Threatens Federal Lawsuit Against Ferguson…

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He’s watching you.

Via Washington Times:

Days after the Justice Department issued a scathing review of police practices in Ferguson, Missouri, President Obama on Friday said the embattled city “will now have to make a decision” to either end discriminatory practices or face a federal lawsuit.

Speaking at a town-hall meeting at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, the president said the Justice Department findings aren’t a broad indictment of police procedure across the country but rather proof that bad actors exist in law enforcement and that institutionalized bias is not merely a fantasy.

In the Justice Department report, Attorney General Eric Holder described the situation in Ferguson as a “highly toxic” environment in which African-Americans were singled out and issued heavier fines and faced excessive use of force by police.

Seniors At Albuquerque High School Vote For Communism-Themed Prom…

“Prom-munism”. That’s super clever…..

(h/t Vanessa Oblinger)

Via KRQE:

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – They’re calling it “prom-munism.” Seniors at an Albuquerque school want their prom to have a Communism theme. Seniors at Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School near I-25 and Paseo del Norte voted online this week for the theme of their prom this year.

“They wanted prom-munism, so that’s what got voted for the most,” said senior Sarah Zachary.

She voted for “A Night in the Reef,” because the prom is expected to take place at the Albuquerque Aquarium on April 25.

“We have a lot of jokesters in our grade, so they wanted it to be funny and a lot of them are really intense with politics,” Zachary said.

However, students who asked to remain anonymous don’t believe Communism is a joking matter.

“I would hope Cottonwood would realize the seriousness of having a very powerful and destructive idea as the theme for a prom,” one student wrote.

Another said, “While the seniors meant no harm in their choice of theme, it is not appropriate.”

“Our students are in the International Baccalaureate program, so they are very academically focused,” said Sam Obenshain, executive director at Cottonwood. “One of the classes they enjoy the most is a world history class.”

Obenshain said, despite the vote, this is not a done deal. He said he plans to talk with the students about it next week.

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VIDEO: Hillary Clinton In 2007 Slams George Bush For “Shredding The Constitution” With Secret Emails…

Ouch…

Via Daily Caller:

“Our Constitution is being shredded. We know about the secret wiretaps, the secret military tribunals, the secret White House email accounts… it’s a stunning record of secrecy and corruption, of cronyism run amok. It is everything our founders were afraid of, everything our Constitution was designed to prevent.”

Luis Gutierrez Brags Chicago No Longer Cooperates With Immigration Authorities…

If you look up the definition of “ass” in the dictionary, there’s no words. Just a pic of this guy.

Via Truth Revolt:

In a recent speech, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) declared that Chicago is the “friendliest immigrant city in the nation” because under Mayor Rahm Emmanuel they “no longer cooperate with immigration authorities when it comes to the deportation or separation of our families.”

Gutierrez, chairman of the Democratic immigration task force and outspoken amnesty proponent, made the comments during a speech last week to the City Club of Chicago. In his remarks, Gutierrez proudly proclaimed that Chicago, under Emmanuel’s leadership, was blocking the deportation efforts of immigration authorities to protect illegal immigrants:

On immigration, I want to let everybody know, the city of Chicago is the friendliest immigrant city in the nation and Rahm Emmanuel had a lot to do with that. He made sure that we no longer cooperate with immigration authorities when it comes to the deportation and separation of our families by using city structures. Nobody can be asked when you enroll your kid in a school or seek out care because you’re injured what your immigration status is and that’s the law in the city of Chicago. I think that’s something.

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FOIA Request Submitted In 2012 For Hillary’s Email Address Never Answered; Mysteriously Listed As “Closed”…

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Side note: The group who filed the FOIA has since been taken over by David Brock, the far-left wing nut who created Media Matters.

Via WFB:

The State Department may have ignored or rejected a request made in 2012 under the Freedom of Information Act by the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) seeking Hillary Clinton’s email addresses, according to a Daily Caller report on Thursday.

The New York Times reported on Monday that Clinton exclusively used a private email account and server for her email during her four years as secretary of state, skirting federal records laws, as well as State Department and Obama administration transparency guidelines, and raising suspicions that numerous public records requests for her emails were improperly blocked.

Anne Weismann, CREW’s general counsel, submitted a FOIA request to the State Department on Dec. 6, 2012, seeking “records sufficient to show the number of email accounts of or associated with Secretary Hilary Rodham Clinton, and the extent to which those email accounts are identifiable as those of or associated with Secretary Clinton.”

CREW’s request came on the heels of news that former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson had used an alias email account to conduct government business, and the organization was seeking to see if other senior officials used similar pseudonymous email accounts.

“CREW seeks to learn how widespread this practice is, and to evaluate the extent to which it has led to under-inclusive responses to FOIA, discovery, and congressional requests, and a failure to preserve records in a way that complies with the Federal Records Act,” Weismann wrote.

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Great News: Labor Force Participation Rate Sits Near 37-Year-Low…

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92,898,000 people in America are not working…

Via CNS News:

(CNSNews.com) – The labor force participation rate hovered between 62.9 percent and 62.7 percent in the eleven months from April 2014 through February, and has been 62.9 percent or lower in 13 of the 17 months since October 2013.

Prior to that, the last time the rate was below 63 percent was 37 years ago, in March 1978 when it was 62.8 percent, the same rate it was in February.

“The civilian labor force participation rate, at 62.8 percent, changed little in February and has remained within the narrow range of 62.7 to 62.9 percent since April 2014,” the BLS said in its release on the February employment data.

92,898,000 Americans were not in the labor force in February, according to data released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Friday.

The labor force participation rate is the percentage of the civilian noninstitutional population who participated in the labor force by either having a job during the month or actively seeking one.

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BREAKING: DOJ To Bring Corruption Charges Against Top Dem Sen. Bob Menendez…

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Oh my.

Via National Journal:

The Department of Justice is preparing to charge Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez , the ranking member of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, with corruption, CNN reported Friday.

According to the news outlet, Menendez is facing allegations that he traded his political influence for perks and favors from a top donor, Dr. Salmon Melgen—an eye doctor and political backer.

While a formal announcement could still be weeks from now, CNN reported that Attorney General Eric Holder has given the greenlight to move forward with the case before time runs out to pursue some of the charges.

France Unveils New Plan To Stop Islamic Terrorism: Double The Number Of University Courses On Islam…

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Mind-boggling.

Via France 24:

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday announced that the state would finance double the number of university courses on Islam in a bid to stop the influence of foreign funding of training of French imams.

In a speech in the eastern French city of Strasbourg, Valls said that improving home-grown Islamic education was essential to defeating the ignorance that makes “Islamist extremism and the far right feed off each other”.

His speech follows January’s Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks and comes amid concern about the influence of radical foreign imams on Muslims in France, which has Western Europe’s biggest Muslim community.

The Socialist government is also worried about the increasing popularity of the anti-immigration and anti-Europe National Front party, which is coming top of the polls ahead of regional elections due to take place later this month.

“The rise of far-right populist politics, in Europe as well as in our own country, feeds directly off the rise of jihadism, terrorism and radical extremism,” he said. “It is a situation that puts our democracy, our society and our capacity to live together in extreme jeopardy.”

Valls said he wanted more imams and other religious figures, such as prison chaplains, who have been trained abroad to “undergo more training in France, to speak French fluently and to understand the concept of secularism” that is a core pillar of French Republican values.

Report: Al-Qaeda’s Military Chief In Syria And His Top Commanders Killed During Attack On Al-Nusra Front Base…

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Very skeptical until we hear something from Al-Nusra, the Syrian state media isn’t exactly a trustworthy source.

Beirut (AFP) – The military chief and several top commanders of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front have been reported killed in northwestern Syria, where the jihadist militia has been making major gains in recent months.

Syrian state media, a monitoring group and a local activist reported that Abu Hammam al-Shami had been killed but information on the circumstances of his death was contradictory.

Official Nusra sources did not announce the death of the jihadist, who is believed to have fought with Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.

“Shami… was killed with a number of other leaders during a special operation by the army” in Idlib province, Syrian state news agency SANA reported, without specifying a date.

Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, also said the commander had been killed but that the circumstances of his death were unclear.

“Shami died of injuries on Thursday, but it is not clear when he sustained them,” Abdel Rahman told AFP.

FRIDAY OPEN THREAD…

Yes, weasels can ride woodpeckers.

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But I can ride a bike!

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Afternoon bump: Misao Okawa from Japan turned 117 yesterday, she was born in . . . 1898!

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Poll: Number Of Americans Who Think Obama Is “Honest” Sinks To All-Time Low, 43%…

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Oh no, Nancy Pelosi is about to cry again.

Via Fox News:

Fewer voters than ever before see Obama as honest: a record-low 43 percent.  And for the first time since 2007, a majority, 54 percent, disagrees that the president is “honest.”

Three-quarters of Democrats currently think Obama is honest (75 percent), while just 39 percent of independents and 15 percent of Republicans say the same.

For comparison, in 2011 some 57 percent of voters described Obama as honest.  That included 86 percent of Democrats, 53 percent of independents and 26 percent of Republicans.

WI Union Goons Compare Scott Walker To Hitler, Call Him A “Fascist,” “Domestic Terrorist” During Protests Over Pending Right-To-Work Law…

Tea Partiers holding  signs like this would be front page news.

Via EAGnews:

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Jewish Journalist Walks Streets Of Britain With Hidden Camera: “Fight The Jewish Scum!” “Jew, Jew, Jew… Run!”…

Then again, rampant anti-Semitism in the UK isn’t exactly a big secret.

Via Daily Mail:

With as many as 45 per cent of British Jews fearing they ‘may not have a future in Britain’, according to a survey by the Campaign Against Antisemitism – and following an experiment by Israeli Zvika Klein on the streets of Paris, British journalist Jonathan Kalmus decided to test the levels of prejudice in two British cities with shocking results. Volunteers in Copenhagen and Rome also suffered some abuse, as well as welcoming reactions, while Jewish journalists in Stockholm and Berlin walked for hours without incident.

‘You Jew’ was the anti-Semitic scream which came from a passing car. My shaken wife tried to explain it away to my seven-year-old daughter as a very large sneeze. They were simply playing in a local park in Manchester a few weeks ago when the incident ripped through what should have been a peaceful and wholesome time for any mother and child.

‘Fight the Jewish scum’ and ‘Jew, Jew, Jew… Run’, were the more vicious threats hurled at me in the past few days, however, when I decided to secretly film and find out whether ‘Jew-hatred’ really is alive and kicking on British streets.
The answer to that question is a resounding and heart-sinking yes.

I took the inspiration from the viral videos of Israeli journalist Zvika Klein, who filmed himself being threatened on the streets of Paris, and Muslim Hamdy Mahisen, who filmed himself getting abuse in Milan.

Zvika walked in Paris for 10 hours, Hamdy in Milan for five. It took me just one minute. One minute of walking one single, busy major street in Manchester before abuse was flung at me.

In 25 minutes on that one single street in Longsight, I was spat at by one man and called ‘a Jew’ multiple times by passers by, even by a young boy walking with his father.


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CNN Poll: Just 15% Think Race Relations Have Improved During Obama’s Presidency…

Take a bow, MSNBC.

Via Washington Times:

A day ahead of President Obama’s trip to Selma to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, a new poll shows that nearly half of Americans believe race relations have worsened over the course of his presidency.

Thirty-nine percent believe relations between blacks and whites have worsened since Mr. Obama took office, while 15 percent say race relations have improved and 45 percent say they have stayed the same, according to the CNN/ORC poll. Forty-five percent of whites and 26 percent of blacks think they have worsened.

The survey of 1,027 American adults was conducted Feb. 12-15 — before a Department of Justice report released this week found systemic racial discrimination in the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department.