Al Gore On Presidential Weather Watch For Another POTUS Run…

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Al heading for the sunny skies of Iowa.

Via Washington Times

Just call it Goretopia: While Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses multiple political challenges, the press continues to spiral off into speculation. Who is the Democratic standard bearer should she decide against running for president?

In the last 24 hours, Al Gore has made the list. Now 66, the former vice president remains stubbornly active in global warming issues; he is, in fact, going to Iowa — but not for campaign reasons. He’s teaching a climate “leadership” workshop in Cedar Rapids. All that aside, there is momentum building here as Mrs. Clinton’s complications increase. More succinct are these headlines: “With Hillary imploding, could Al Gore ride to the rescue?” (HotAir); “As Hillary Clinton wallows in scandal, desperate eyes turn to — Al Gore?” (Examiner.com); Rush Limbaugh even warned his listeners that Mr. Gore could now be “the Democratic savior of 2016.”

Yes, well. Mr. Gore has done many things since he left the White House. He’s been the climate alarmist for better or worse, a now and then media mogul, and lately, a music producer. He became a vegan. He’s been out of office longer than Jeb Bush.

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Imam Kerry: ‘Military Pressure’ May Be Needed To Oust Assad When We Find The Right Moderates…

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Anything to avoid the Iraq boondoggle and troops remaining in Afghanistan.

Via Daily Mail

Military pressure may be needed to oust Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

“He’s lost any semblance of legitimacy, but we have no higher priority than disrupting and defeating Daesh and other terror networks”, he told reporters, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group which has seized swathes of Syria and Iraq.

“Ultimately a combination of diplomacy and pressure will be needed to bring about a political transition. Military pressure particularly may be necessary given President Assad’s reluctance to negotiate seriously.”

And That’s The Way It Was: Walter Cronkite Warned Of “New Ice Age” In 1972…

Didn’t believe the hype back then either, all we had was the Farmers Almanac.

Via News Busters:

The “brutal” winter is on the attack again, bringing sleet and heavy snow to the mid-Atlantic region. Previous storms targeted the deep south including Dallas, Texas, and several hammered New England. By March 4, Boston was just 2 inches away from hitting an all-time record for snow, Boston.com reported.

It’s a reality more in keeping with media warnings from the 1970s than today’s arguments about global warming. Then, CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, the dean of American journalism, was warning about an “ice age.” Cronkite cited scientific claims that the Earth was cooling and “the full extent of the new ice age won’t be reached for 10,000 years.” That’s completely different from the media’s line today that global warming is settled science.

NBC Nightly News reported February 23 that Dallas was paralyzed “after an entire season’s worth of sleet and freezing rain, up to two inches, fell in a single day,” causing massive traffic problems. Similar scenes happened in other southern states as the cold swept across the nation. Single-digit temperatures hit New York City and Newark saw temperatures as low as 8 degrees on February 23, NOAA said.[…]

On September 11, 1972, Cronkite cited scientists’ predictions that there was a “new ice age” coming. He called that prediction from British scientist Hubert Lamb “a bit of bad news.”

“But then there is some good news,” Cronkite continued. “That while the weather may be just a little colder in the immediate years to come, the full extent of the new ice age won’t be reached for 10,000 years. And if you can stand any more good news, even then it won’t be as bad as the last ice age 60,000 years ago. Then New York, Cincinnati, St. Louis, were under 5,000 feet of ice. Presumably no traffic moved and school was let out for the day. And that’s the way it is, Monday, September 11, 1972.”

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Florida Rep Vern Buchanan Gives Constitutional Law Professor Obama A Constitutional Lesson: ‘Only Congress has Power to Tax’…

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0bama responds he will write the Executive Order with a quill pen.

Via Sunshine State News

Even as the White House insists President Barack Obama is “very interested” in raising taxes via executive action, a congressman from Florida offered a constitutional law lesson on which branch of government has that power.[…]

Buchanan sent a letter to Obama on Thursday, reminding the president the Constitution gives Congress, not the executive branch, the power to tax.

“I am writing to express my strongest possible objection at reports that you are ‘very interested’ in raising taxes through executive action,” Buchanan wrote. “Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution is clear on this matter — only Congress has the power to tax. The statement by your press secretary this week that you are ‘very interested’ in reshaping the tax code through unilateral action would be a clear violation of the Constitution and continue a disturbing lack of bipartisanship.

“As a senior member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, I stand ready to work with your administration on a bipartisan plan to lower rates and simplify the tax code,” Buchanan added. “I remind you that the last successful tax reform effort, nearly 30 years ago, required President Reagan and a Democratic Congress to find common ground. But unilateral action could poison the well of goodwill that is necessary to tackle this urgent challenge in a bipartisan manner.

“Our international tax system is in desperate need of reform,” Buchanan continued. “U.S. companies face stiff competition from foreign firms, our national debt has grown to more than $18 trillion, and we have too few good-paying jobs for American workers. Addressing these issues has to be the guiding principle for international tax reform.

“We need to fundamentally reform our tax code to make America more competitive,” Buchanan wrote in closing. “We may have different opinions about specific elements of such reform. But by working together to find common ground, we can ensure that all Americans reap the benefits of tax reform.”

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NOW Calls Obama Supporter Warren Buffett “Sexist” For Criticizing Elizabeth Warren…

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NOW is joining the wagon train.

Via The Hill

The president of the National Organization for Women criticized billionaire Warren Buffett’s comments on Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as sexist.

NOW president Terry O’Neill told The Hill that Buffett’s remarks on CNBC earlier this week about Warren were “hypocritical.”

“She would do better if she was less angry and demonized less,” Buffett said Tuesday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

“I do find Warren Buffett’s comment sexist,” O’Neill told The Hill. “Calling a woman angry is often a way to shut her down when she is being assertive and powerful.”

In his CNBC interview, Buffett said he believes “in praising by name and criticizing by category, and I’m not sure that I’ve totally convinced Elizabeth Warren that’s the way to go.”

O’Neill said those statements don’t add up.

“He claims he believes in ‘praising by name and criticizing by category,’ but turns around and criticizes Sen. Warren by name — not category — saying ‘she would do better if she was less angry and demonized less,’ ” O’Neill said.

Representatives for Buffett and Warren could not be immediately reached for comment.

Buffett posted a rare tweet Thursday to support Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In campaign, which advocates against workplace gender bias, among other policies.

Buffett tweeted a photo with the caption: “Mary Rhinehart, a Berkshire CEO, is successfully running a $2.5B company in a male-dominated field #LeanInTogether.”

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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-Clown School) Blames “Hard Right Republican Temper Tantrum” For Holding Up Lynch Confirmation…

Now if you’ll excuse Sen. Media Whore, he needs to find a camera to get in front of.

Via PJ Media:

Senate Democrats are pressuring Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to bring the attorney general nomination of Loretta Lynch to the floor, with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) telling reporters on a conference call today that a “hard right Republican temper tantrum on immigration” was keeping her from assuming Eric Holder’s job.

Lynch does have the support of some Republicans. Three GOPs including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) backed Lynch during last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee vote.

Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) also voted for Lynch at the Judiciary Committee level.

Not all Republicans are as excited, though. “Given Ms. Lynch’s impressive credentials and commitment to public service, I wish that I could support her nomination,” Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said Friday. “Unfortunately, I cannot. During our meeting, Ms. Lynch refused to answer fundamental questions about the U.S. Constitution and how it limits the president’s authority.”

No Joke: Muslim Lesbian Vampire Convicted Of Killing Her Own Daughter…

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Filed under: Headlines you will never see again.

Via Daily Mail:

This is the sadistic lesbian lover who brainwashed a Muslim mother into killing her eight-year-old daughter.

Obsessive neighbour Kiki Muddar spun a web of fantasy with the sole aim of securing a place in Polly Chowdhury’s bed.

She created a cast of 15 characters to entrap the former law firm secretary. Despite only existing on Facebook and via text message, the characters persuaded Chowdhury to kick out her husband and start a sexual relationship with the 43-year-old.

Muddar then convinced Chowdhury that her daughter Ayesha was evil, triggering an almost unimaginable series of events that ended in her death.

In a tragic twist, the little girl left a last heartbreaking note describing how she tried to ‘be good’ in the face of the torment. […]

Muddar was also obsessed with vampires and Ayesha’s mother agreed to bite her daughter’s back as part of the depraved attacks that led to her death in Chadwell Heath, Essex, in August 2013.

Chowdhury became convinced hurting her child would ‘stop the gates of hell from opening’, the court was told.  

Ayesha was found dead in her bedroom on August 29, 2013. She was lying naked, except for a pair of pink knickers, and was covered in bruises.

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Colorado Democrats Kill Bill Protecting Babies Born Alive After Failed Abortions…

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The Gosnell Resolution.

Via Life News

Democrats on a Colorado state House panel last night defeated a pro-life bill to ensure babies who survive failed abortions receive appropriate medical care and protection.
In a party-line vote of 7-6, members of the Public Health Care and Human Services Committee killed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, HB 1112.

Leading pro-abortion groups NARAL and Planned Parenthood encouraged the Democrats on the panel to reject the bill, which they did on a party line vote with Republicans supporting it, by claiming babies are not born alive after abortions in Colorado. That’s despite the fact that the Centers for Disease Control reports at least 1,200 babies born alive after botched abortions in one year alone.

In 2011, the CDC recorded 1,298 cases of infant death in the U.S. due to “Other perinatal conditions,” which includes ICD-10 category P96.4, death subsequent to a failed “termination of pregnancy.”

“If passed, HB 1112 would have required abortionists to provide medical care for a child born alive during a failed abortion. Currently in Colorado, there are no state requirements instructing an abortionist to provide any type of medical attention to the infant,” says Sarah Zagorski of Colorado Citizens for Life.[…]

In the United States, 30 states have laws similar to HB 1112 and the legislation has received bipartisan support. President George W. Bush signed into law a federal version of this pro-life legislation.

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Homeless Man Known As Africa Shot By LA Police On Skid Row Was An Illegal Alien From Cameroon Via France– Unable To Deport As No Country Would Take Him…

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No justice for Africa!

Via Daily Mail

The homeless man who was shot dead by the LAPD is from Cameroon – but could not be deported back to his home country because of the red tape.

The man, who was killed on Los Angeles’ impoverished Skid Row when he allegedly tried to grab the holstered pistol of an officer while police arrested him on Sunday, was from Cameroon, authorities have confirmed.

However, attempts to deport him had failed – because the Cameroonian government refused to respond to repeated requests for travel documents.

It has already been revealed the man – whose violent death sparked outrage across America – served 15 years behind bars using the name Charley Saturmin Robinet.

His deception was discovered a couple of years ago, when he was due to be deported back to France.

But French authorities realized he was not who he was claiming to be, and rescinded the papers, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, told the newspaper they repeatedly contacted authorities in Cameroon, who failed to respond to their request for a travel document.

Because they were unable to get the documents, the man known as Robinet could not be deported and was released from prison.

He served around 13 years in prison for the crime, in which he, an accomplice and getaway driver stole $33,500 in a bid to pay for acting classes at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.

Officials now say Robinet stole the identity of a Frenchman with the same name and birth date to apply for a French passport in the 1990s, when he came to the U.S. to pursue an acting career.

Foreign nationals are usually deported after serving their sentences, but because of a 2001 Supreme Court ruling on the rights of ‘stateless’ people, Robinet was set free.

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Last Jew In Pakistan Nearly Beaten To Death By Muslim Mob… Arrested… Then Beaten Up Again By Police…

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Wait, there’s a Pakistani Jew?

Via INN:

A Jewish activist in Pakistan was savagely beaten by a Muslim mob Wednesday – and then arrested and roughed up again by police.

Fishel Benkhald – who is leading a one-man campaign to preserve the old Jewish cemetery in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi – has been a vocal activist for minority rights in the country, which is overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim and where minorities such as Christians, Hindus and non-Sunni Muslims are routinely persecuted.

Speaking to Arutz Sheva Thursday, Benkhald – the son of a Muslim father and a Jewish mother, but who identifies as Jewish – told how he had agreed to a face-to-face debate with a Muslim Pakistani man after a discussion on the topic of minority rights on Twitter.

“I was debating over Twitter with a young educated Pakistani Muslim that non-Muslim Pakistanis should be allowed in theory to be elected president according to our constitution,” the discussion was purely theoretical, he noted, given that non-Muslims account for only around 3% of the Pakistani population.

After a back-and-forth “I proposed to debate face to face,” said Benkhald. “He asked for me for my cell phone number and I gave it to him.”

The two agreed to continue a friendly discussion at a restaurant in Karachi. But when he got there, Benkhald soon found himself ambushed.

“I went there alone but he was with his friends, we started the debate in a normal discussion manner but soon it got heated up and cursing started.”

At that point, a “mob” began to gather around him  “and two of the guys who were with him started manhandling me – I should have left at that time.

State Department’s Clueless Spokesperson Marie Harf Asked About Turkish PM Upcoming Visit: Who’s Coming Here?…

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“Did he submit a job application? Let me check my ISIS file.”

Via HDN

U.S. State Department spokesperson Marie Harf was taken aback on March 4 when a reporter questioned her about a visit to New York by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, saying she did not know anything about the visit.

During a daily press briefing in Washington, a local reporter started to ask about Davutoğlu’s visit to meet with investors, which was ongoing at the time of the briefing.

“Currently, the Turkish prime minister, the foreign minister and the deputy prime minister are all in New York and they will stay there for about two or three days. It looks like they are not coming to D.C,” the reporter said.

However, just as he started his question, Harf interrupted him and said she “hadn’t heard that.”
“There is no meeting scheduled with Turkish officials, right?” the reporter asked.

“I can check. I’m sorry, I hadn’t heard that. I can check,” said Harf, who appeared confused.

Creators Of ABC Family Show “The Fosters” Defend Showing 13-Year-Old Gay Male Kiss…

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Not only are they 13, it’s ABC Family.

Via The Wrap:

ABC Family’s “The Fosters” drew both praise and criticism this week for a daring gay kiss scene between two 13-year-old male characters. But, the show’s creators said they were merely staying true to their story.

“If people want to judge it, I think maybe they should watch and see how carefully, delicately and chastely it was handled. We are not here to sensationalize or exploit anyone,” Peter Paige, the drama’s co-creator, told TheWrap.

The kiss between Jude (Hayden Byerly) and Connor (Gavin MacIntosh), conceived of in the early days of Season 1 had been a long time coming. But the executives said that ABC Family, while tremendously supportive of the idea, had asked them to slow down the relationship and shelf the kiss for Season 2.

Ultimately, both creators felt the network’s note was a smart one. “I’m glad we took more time to invest in the friendship of these two guys,” co-creator Bradley Bredeweg said. “It allowed for this moment to feel as earned as possible.”

“It took two full seasons to build up to this one very simple, but very important moment,” Paige added.

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Rahm Screams At Mental Health Activists, “YOU’RE GONNA RESPECT ME!”…

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Rahm creates the crisis and manages it, the little people don’t.

Via Fred Klonsky

Mental Health Movement members Debbie Delgado and Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle just confronted Rahm face-to-face about his mental health clinic closures. Rahm was about to address a small room of developers and residents at the Wicker Park field-house. 3 years after he closed half of Chicago’s public mental health clinics, he may have thought the issue had gone away. But then Debbie, sitting in the front row, a few feet from the mayor, stood up to tell her story. She told of losing her son to gun violence.

She told him how her other son was holding him as he died. She told about how the city’s Northwest Mental Health Clinic in Logan Square saved their lives, helped her and her son deal with the PTSD and depression.

Then she asked why he took that clinic away from her. Why he closed a clinic and now a bar sits in that space. Why he closed five other mental health clinics. Why he thought she would be able to travel an extra hour past three cemeteries to get to the clinic she was supposed to be transferred to without having an anxiety attack on the way. Why he has left her with no options. Why he has left her with her son closed in, barely leaving the house anymore, refusing to see a new therapist since Rahm Emanuel took away their clinic.

After trying to keep his cool, he told us that he would speak to us after the event in a separate room. There, we saw the Real Rahm.

Now off camera, Rahm’s voice raised, his demeanor changed, in no time he was shouting in Matt’s face, nose-to-nose “YOU’RE GONNA RESPECT ME!”[…]

The Real Rahm accused Debbie and Matt of “creating a circus in there,” to which we responded that two close friends – Mental Health Movement heros Jeannette Hanson and Helen Morley – had lost their lives because of his decision to close their clinics, that there is nothing humorous to us about what we did in there, that we had tried since months before the clinic closures to meet with him, that Helen (who was looking at Rahm from Debbie’s t-shirt) had shouted to him “If you close my clinic I will die” only to die a month after he ignored those shouts.

When Rahm told Debbie he is going to have the new Commissioner of Public Health personally find her a new mental health clinic to go to, she said “this isn’t about me, this is about all of us, about the movement, about the south and west sides of the city that don’t have mental health now. Don’t try to just fix my situation, re-open all of our clinics.

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Mark Levin Launches New Political Group: Americans For Carbon Dioxide…

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Via Washington Examiner:

Everybody complains about the weather, especially when most of the United States is buried under a winter storm. But only radio host Mark Levin is doing something about it.

Levin, the fiery but eloquent broadcast personality whose audience is estimated at 7 million by Talkers magazine, devoted a portion of his syndicated “Mark Levin Show” Wednesday to announcing his political group Americans For Carbon Dioxide.

Although Levin noted that he first floated the pro-CO2 lobby in 2011 and has been promoting it lately on his Twitter feed, Wednesday’s announcement was especially propitious as Winter Storm Thor has areas from California to Alabama experiencing ice, snow and frigid temperatures. The federal government was shut down Thursday due to heavy snowfall, and in New York City a passenger plane skidded off the icy runway at LaGuardia Airport. States in New England — which has already experienced a very punishing winter — are expected to get nearly half a foot of snow.

“My heart goes out to the people of Boston,” Levin, who is also president of the Landmark Legal Foundation, told the Washington Examiner Thursday. “It’s obvious their political leaders don’t care that they have been suffering so much this winter. They want to make energy more expensive and keep people freezing and miserable. I am hoping to start this movement in the coldest areas, the bluest areas. I want to encourage people to drive their cars more often, keep their lights on, and use more energy, which is what gives us life.”

Members of the climate change consensus accuse skeptics variously of denying science, ignoring evidence or even being stooges of large energy producers. But Levin has staked out a position even further out on the continuum than most global warming villains.

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Benghazi Committee To Ramp Up Investigation Into Clinton After Email Scandal…

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Did Hillary take Nixons playbook from Watergate as a starting point for her political career?

Via WFB

Revelations that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton primarily conducted official state business using a private email address has prompted congressional investigators to ratchet up legal pressure on the likely Democratic presidential nominee, according to leading lawmakers and sources familiar with the ongoing investigations.

“Secretary Clinton’s claim that she asked the State Department to release her emails is meaningless since they only have access to the emails she chose to provide them,” Rep. Peter Roskam (R., Ill.), a member of the Select Committee on Benghazi, said Thursday.

“The Committee will use all tools at our disposal to ensure we obtain every relevant email, potentially including ones Mrs. Clinton, her political advisers and lawyers chose to hold back, as we compile a full and complete record of the facts on the Benghazi attacks,” Roskam revealed.[…]

“The Committee is clearly running out of patience for these stall tactics,” the source said. “They are ratcheting up efforts to get every piece of information relevant to the investigation in order to finally hold those responsible accountable.”

“Secretary Clinton owes the American people an explanation for what appears to be an intentional attempt to evade federal record protocols,” the source said. “Lawmakers seem poised to ensure these questions are answered in order to finally get to the bottom of this.”

Clinton said on Thursday in a tweet that she had asked the State Department to release all of her emails, though it remains unclear how the department could fully track an email address it did not operate.

A spokesman for the Benghazi committee said it “is in possession of records with two separate and distinct email addresses used by former Secretary Clinton and dated during the time she was Secretary of State.”[…]

“The last time we saw a high government official seeking to edit their own responses was President Nixon, and at least then he enjoyed the benefit of executive privilege,” Roskam added.

“We have said from the beginning that our investigation would follow the facts wherever they lead us—and we intend to keep that promise by reviewing all of the relevant facts and documents in order to issue the definitive report on what happened before, during, and after the terrorist attacks in Benghazi,” Roskam added.

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UNREAL: Dem Rep. Elijah Cummings Praises Hillary Clinton For Her Email Transparency…

Cummings being one of the biggest hacks in Congress.

Via Daily Caller:

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) is the ranking member on the House Select Committee on Benghazi. So when it was discovered that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had every email she ever sent during her tenure on a previously unknown private server in her home — and that it was not accessible or searchable by anyone in government — you’d think he’d be upset that his committee had not received all the information they need to conduct their investigation.

You would be wrong.

Cummings praised the former secretary for her transparency. “As far as I am aware,” Cummings said in a statement, “no other Cabinet secretary in history has ever called for the release of his or her emails — in their entirety and throughout his or her tenure. I commend Secretary Clinton’s decision.”

State Dept Had “Clear-Cut” Rule On Personal Email Accounts Before Hillary Took Office…

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Uh ohhh. Pantsuit may wanna dig a hole and crawl into it ASAP.

Via POLITICO:

The State Department has had a policy in place since 2005 to warn officials against routine use of personal e-mail accounts for government work, a regulation in force during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state that appears to be at odds with her reliance on a private email for agency business, POLITICO has learned.

The policy, detailed in a manual for agency employees, adds clarity to an issue at the center of a growing controversy over Clinton’s reliance on a private email account. Aides to Clinton, as well as State Department officials, have suggested that she did nothing inappropriate because of fuzzy guidelines and lack of specific rules on when and how official documents had to be preserved during her years as secretary.

But the 2005 policy was described one of several “clear cut” directives the agency’s own inspector general relied on to criticize the conduct of a U.S. ambassador who in 2012 was faulted for using email outside of the department’s official system.

“It is the Department’s general policy that normal day-to-day operations be conducted on an authorized [Automated Information System], which has the proper level of security control to provide nonrepudiation, authentication and encryption, to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the resident information,” the Department’s Foreign Affairs Manual states.

Spokespeople for the State Department and Clinton stressed earlier this week that the agency had “no prohibition” on the use of private e-mail for work purposes.

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It’s Come To This: Nevada Bill Seeks To Legalize Pop-Tart And Finger Guns To Stop Schools From Suspending Students…

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Amazing to think they actually need legislation like this.

Via Daily Caller:

Nevada Republicans have introduced a bill that would legalize Pop-Tart guns, finger guns and other non-lethal non-firearms in the state’s elementary schools.

“A little plastic gun that small is not going to be mistaken for a real gun,” Republican Assemblyman Jim Wheeler told the state Assembly’s education committee on Wednesday, according to KOLO News.

To drive the point home, a supporter of the bill treated members of the committee to tasty Pop-Tarts to observe how harmless they are, a reference to a case two years ago in Maryland where an 8-year-old boy was suspended after nibbling a cherry Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun.

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Hilarious: EPA Chief Gina McCarthy Says Climate Change Is A “Science Fact”; Can’t Verify Predictions Are Accurate…

Clueless.

Via MRCTV:

During an Environment and Public Works Committee hearing, head of the Environmental Protection Agency Gina McCarthy defended the EPA’s request for an $8.6 billion discretionary budget (a 6 percent increase) for fiscal year 2016, arguing that climate change is a “real” threat and “a science fact,” “not a religion” or “belief system.”

“Climate change is real. It is happening. It is a threat,” McCarthy said. “Climate change is not a religion. It is not a belief system. It’s a science fact.”
When questioned by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) regarding the EPA’s predictions on global warming, however, McCarthy was unable to use the “facts” to her advantage.

The heated exchange went as follows:

SESSIONS: “When we go to our states, the group we have the most complaints about from our constituents—whether it’s highway people, whether it’s farmers, whether it’s energy people—is the Environmental Protection Agency. It’s an [agency of] extraordinary overreach. And you apparently aren’t unaware of the pushback that’s occurring in the real world…

“I’m not inclined to increase your funding 6 percent above. So now you say that we’ve got a crisis and there are dangers out there. Let me ask you this: There was an article from Mr. [Bjorn] Lomborg… from the Copenhagen Institute. He says, along with Dr. Pielke from Colorado, that ‘we’ve had fewer droughts in recent years.’ Do you dispute that?”

MCCARTHY: “I don’t know in what context he’s making statements like that but I certainly can tell you about the droughts that are happening today.” …

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Sick: Yemeni Boys Imitate ISIS, Lock 10-Year-Old In Cage And Light Him On Fire…

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Luckily his screams were heard and he was saved.

Via Daily Mail:

A group of children in Yemen have attempted to burn a 10-year-old boy to death after first locking him in a cage in a shocking imitation of the Islamic State’s murder of a Jordanian pilot.

As many as seven boys are believed to have attacked the as-yet unnamed victim in Al Dahthath village in the country’s northern Ibb province.

The defenceless child was then locked in a wooden cage and had petrol poured over his body before being set alight.

Thankfully a group of locals spotted the attack and managed to save the boy’s life, although he was still left with horrific burn injuries on his legs.

The attack is understood to have been a sickening imitation of the brutal murder of Jordanian pilot Mu’ath al-Kasasbeh, who was burnt alive by ISIS earlier this year.

The chilling footage, entitled ‘Healing the Believers’ Chests’, shows the caged airman wearing an orange jumpsuit and seemingly doused in fuel as a trail of petrol leading up to the iron bars is seen being set alight.

Flames are seen quickly spreading across the dirt to the cage, where they completely engulf the helpless pilot in images that are far too distressing to publish.

Extremists pour debris, including broken masonry, over the cage, which is then flattened by a bulldozer.

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H/T Truth Revolt