SPERRY – Obama builds data.
IMMIGRATION: HOHMANN – Muslim waves; DRUDGE LINKS 7/19/15
IRAN: HAYES – Walker/Bush dispute; CONTINETTI – Heads in sand.
PA: STAUB – Pileggi wants your spit.
LEADS: WILLIAMSON – Planned parenthood butchers; McDONALD – College admission preferences for the impulsive; REUTERS – 6 states arm Guard; HURLEY – Term limits.
END NOTE: Black cherry borscht
“Black lives matter. White lives matter. ALL lives matter!” Martin O’Malley
“BOO!” O’Malley’s audience.
Paul Sperry, NY Post: “Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database”
And BO and Val will take it with them . . . and most data analysts ignore the contribution of self-selection. That is, every living critter makes its own world. . . Start with Gregory Clark, “The Son also Rises”. . .
“A key part of President Obama’s legacy will be the fed’s unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of “racial and economic justice.”
“Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama’s racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school — all to document “inequalities” between minorities and whites.
“This Orwellian-style stockpile of statistics includes a vast and permanent network of discrimination databases, which Obama already is using to make ‘disparate’ cases against: banks that don’t make enough prime loans to minorities; schools that suspend too many lacks; cities that don’t offer enough Section 8 and other low-income housing for minorities; and employers who turn down African-Americans for jobs due to criminal backgrounds.
“Big Brother Barack wants the databases operational before he leaves office, and much of the data in them will be posted online.
“So civil-rights attorneys and urban activist groups will be able to exploit them to show patterns of ‘racial disparities’ and ‘segregation,’ even if no other evidence of discrimination exists. . .
IMMIGRATION . . .
Stephen Hohmann, WND: “Exploding Muslim immigration overwhelms FBI”
“Expansive visa programs make it ‘impossible to track them all’
“. . . the problem goes far beyond a loose border, where some 400,000 illegal aliens enter each year.
“It’s also the ease with which someone from a hostile Middle Eastern country can get a visa.
“Under current U.S. immigration policy, an ISIS terrorist doesn’t need to hop a fence or swim a river to reach America. He can enter the U.S. legally as a student, as a skilled guest-worker, as a refugee, as an entrepreneur, or as a tourist – and fly here in the comfort of a jumbo jet.
“According to U.S. Census data, the U.S. welcomes about 100,000 Muslim immigrants legally each year. This represents the fastest growing segment of immigrants coming to America.
“While some may enter with questionable backgrounds, the chances are greater that they will get radicalized after they arrive. . .”
Drudge Links (7/19/15)
Muslim immigration to USA doubles in decade after 9/11… Rand Paul calls for scrutiny… 127,000 student visas given to youth from Muslim nations — in one year… FED: Flood taking jobs from American teens… 260 criminal aliens released in AZ in just three weeks… Immigrant accused in CT killing was spared deportation…
Investigators probe shooter’s alleged ‘war’ message… Abdulazeez texted friend link to Koranic verse before attack… Navy officer 5th to die… EXPLODING MUSLIM IMMIGRATION OVERWHELMS FBI… GOVERNORS ORDER NATIONAL GUARDSMEN TO BE ARMED…
IRAN . . .
Stephen Hayes, Townhall: “Bush-Walker Dispute Catches Fire over Iran Nuclear Deal”
“Speaking to reporters here Saturday after an appearance at the Family Leader Summit, Walker said the next president will need to be prepared to take aggressive action against Iran, “very possibly” including military strikes, on the day he or she is inaugurated, and said he would not be comfortable with a commander in chief who is unwilling to act aggressively on day one of a new presidency. In his announcement speech at the beginning of the week, Walker had promised to ‘terminate’ the Iran deal on day one of his presidency, and Bush, at a town hall four days later, said ending the deal on the first day of a new administration was unrealistic and suggested that promises to do so, while politically appealing, reflected a lack of seriousness
“Walker advisers suggested Bush was softening his opposition to the deal, claims that the Bush campaign denied. “They are purposefully misrepresenting his view,” says one Bush adviser. And Bush, in a statement to THE WEEKLY STANDARD Sunday night, called the agreement a “terrible deal” and said if elected president he “would begin immediately to responsibly get us out of this deal.”
“The clash comes at the end of Walker’s first week in the race and as the campaigns are ramping up preparations for the first Republican debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 6. It reveals some cracks in what had been a largely united Republican response to the deal, with even Senator Rand Paul denouncing the deal. . .”
Matthew Continetti, Free Beacon: “Heads in the Sand”
Remember, Obama’s every move is targeted for his next job . . . and Kerry remembers Vietnam where he was wounded by an exploding bag of rice . . .
“Column: Obama and Kerry play let’s pretend
“The Iran deal is a fabulous artifice, an intricately woven shawl that masks its real intent: the avoidance of military confrontation with Iran and the rise of Persian regional hegemony. ‘Either the issue of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon is resolved diplomatically through a negotiation,’ President Obama said at his press conference Thursday, ‘or it’s resolved through war. Those are the options.’ He presented his diplomatic resolution as a fait accompli, as the best America could ever hope to do. If the deal favors Iran, which it unequivocally does— without so much as closing a nuclear facility this rogue regime gets cash, legitimacy, and an end to U.N. bans on sales of conventional weapons and ballistic missile technology—it is because Obama wanted desperately to pursue the diplomatic option and prove its validity.
“John Kerry, the Times notes, told his fellow diplomats that his experience in Vietnam made him committed ‘to using diplomacy to avoid the horrors of war.’ And so he has avoided war, at least for now, and at least as far as the Obama administration is concerned. The wars sown by Iran in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, however, will continue indefinitely, and probably will be expanded as the ayatollah and his Revolutionary Guards enjoy their windfall. Kerry and Obama both understand that their patchwork agreement is only temporary, that Iran could cheat, that the possibility exists of waking up one day in the near future to an underground nuclear test at an undisclosed Iranian facility, that in the out years of the agreement Iran, armed and antagonistic, may rush to nuclear breakout. Obama can’t say his deal ends the threat of a nuclear Iran because it obviously does not; what he does say is that if Iran complies (there’s that if again) then at the end of a decade we’ll be “much more knowledgeable about what their capabilities are, much more knowledgeable about what their program is, and still in a position to take whatever actions we would take today.”
“The Iran deal, then, is good enough for the president because it delays until after the end of his term any reckoning with what he himself describes as an anti-Semitic revisionist troublemaking power. . .”
PA . . . Coming for your spit . . .
Andrew Staub, PA Independent: “Expanded DNA collection bill pits public safety against privacy”
“State Sen. Dominic Pileggi thinks allowing investigators to collect DNA after an arrest could remove violent criminals from Pennsylvania’s streets.
The Delaware County Republican is lobbying to expand the state’s DNA-collection law, arguing police could stop repeat offenders if the authorities didn’t have to wait for a conviction before swabbing a suspect, as current law requires.
“We’re really behind the curve here in law enforcement,” Pileggi said this week after his bill allowing for post-arrest DNA sampling passed the Senate.
“Law-enforcement groups have coalesced behind the bill, but the proposal to place Pennsylvania among 28 other states with similar laws isn’t without controversy.
“Where Pileggi sees the possibility for safer communities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania sees an erosion of due process rights. If police need DNA to connect a suspect to a crime they should get a warrant, said Reggie Shuford, executive director of the state chapter of the ACLU.
“‘This warrantless DNA collection scheme is Big Government on steroids,’Shuford said in a statement. ‘People have a fundamental right to privacy in their bodies. That right doesn’t go away because the person has been arrested.’ . . .”
LEADS . . .
Kevin Williamson, NRO: “The Butchers of Planned Parenthood” “Many children, many freezers”
“. . .Dr. Deborah Nucatola has had a different sort of life. She doesn’t live in low-income housing in Detroit; she practices medicine in Los Angeles. She works as the director of medical services for Planned Parenthood and also is employed by another firm founded by a former White House staffer in the Obama administration who, naturally, became a federal contractor. Nucatola also is responsible for putting some children in the freezer — not two, but millions.
“In a now-infamous video, Nucatola discusses — over lunch in a Los Angeles restaurant — how Planned Parenthood facilitates trafficking in fetal organs and tissue. She discusses prices and confesses that Planned Parenthood’s doctors are happy to alter care in order to further the organization’s organ harvesting, for example using ultrasound where they ordinarily wouldn’t, in order to prevent damage to valuable organs. In her own words:
‘So then you’re just kind of cognizant of where you put your graspers, you try to intentionally go above and below the thorax, so that, you know, we’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m going to basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact. And with the calvarium, in general, some people will actually try to change the presentation so that it’s not vertex, because when it’s vertex presentation, you never have enough dilation at the beginning of the case, unless you have real, huge amount of dilation to deliver an intact calvarium.
“‘Calvarium’ is the sterile way of saying ‘head.’ ‘Vertex presentation’ means head-first delivery, i.e. the normal presentation. What she’s talking about here is repositioning the baby in the womb to enable more effective organ harvesting. . .” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421352/planned-parenthood-body-parts
Heather McDonald, City Journal: “Microaggression, Macro-Crazy”
“The University of California keeps upping the ante in its search for imaginary bias.
Early this year, the University of California’s president, Janet Napolitano, asked all deans and department chairs in the university’s ten campuses to undergo training in overcoming their ‘implicit biases’ toward women and minorities. The department heads also needed training, according to the UC president, in how to avoid committing microaggressions, those acts of alleged racism that are invisible to the naked eye. A more insulting and mindless exercise would be hard to imagine. But Napolitano’s seminar possesses a larger significance: it demolishes any remaining hope that college administrators possess a firmer grip on reality than the narcissistic students over whom they preside.
The ‘Fostering Inclusive Excellence: Strategies and Tools for Department Chairs and Deans’ seminar presumes that University of California faculty are so bigoted that they will refuse to hire the most qualified candidate for a professorship if that candidate happens to be female or an ‘underrepresented minority’—i.e., black or Hispanic. Attendees at the seminar were subjected to an ‘interactive theater scenario’ called ‘Recognizing Microaggressions Tool,’ is that ‘people of color are given extra unfair benefits because of their race.’ Now where would anyone get that idea? Well, you might ask any high school senior, steeped in his class’s SAT rankings, if it’s true that ‘people of color’ are given ‘extra benefits’ in college admissions. He will laugh at your naïveté. A 2004 study of three top-tier universities, published in Social Science Quarterly, found that blacks were favored over whites by a factor of 5.5 and that being black got students an extra 230 SAT points on a 1,600-point scale. Such massive preferences for URMs are found at every selective college and graduate school. Every student knows this, and yet diversity protocol requires pretending that preferences don’t exist. The race (and gender) advantage continues into the academic workplace, as everyone who has sat on a hiring committee also knows. But President Napolitano is determined to brand anyone who violates that collective fiction as a closet racist, someone who targets ‘persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership,’ in the words of the ‘Microaggressions Tool’ . . .”
Reuters, Jerusalem Post: “At least six US states move to arm National Guard offices”
“The governors of Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Indiana on Saturday ordered National Guard members at offices and other facilities to be armed in the wake of attacks that left five servicemen dead in Tennessee. “It is painful enough when we lose members of our armed forces when they are sent in harm’s way, but it is unfathomable that they should be vulnerable for attack in our own communities,” Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said in a statement.”
Lawrence Hurley, Yahoo!: “Americans favor Supreme Court term limits – Reuters/Ipsos poll”
“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Most Americans would support imposing a term limit on the nine U.S. Supreme Court justices, who now serve for life, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll has found in the aftermath of major rulings by the court on Obamacare and gay marriage.
“Limiting terms would be difficult, requiring an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Congress shows no signs of taking up the idea, though Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz has suggested the possibility of justices being voted out of office.
“Support for the 10-year term limit proposed by the poll was bipartisan, with 66 percent saying they favored such a change while 17 percent supported life tenure.
“The two big rulings in June were widely welcomed by liberals. Nevertheless, 66 percent of Democrats, 74 percent of Republicans and 68 percent of independents said they favored the 10-year term limit idea, according to the poll.
“Respondents were not asked their preference on how long the justices’ terms should last. Over the years, legal experts have debated 8-, 10-, 14- and 18-year limits.
“The poll showed broad understanding of the court, with 68 percent saying they knew justices are appointed, not elected, and 60 percent saying they knew the appointments are for life. . .”
Mia De Graaf, UK Daily Mail: Angry clashes in South Carolina as Ku Klux Klan and New Black Panther Party come face-to-face in battle over Confederate flag”
- Around 300 KKK members are protesting the removal of Confederate flag from South Carolina’s statehouse
- But 400 New Black Panther Party members are opposing them, and slam the flag removal as ‘illusion of progress’
- Police out in force to ensure the groups stay well apart, no weapons are allowed within 250 feet of the statehouse
- The opposing rallies come a month after racist 21-year-old Dylann Roof shot dead 9 black people in Charleston
END NOTE . . .
Beets, prepared as a soup and called “borscht,” kept millions of central Europeans alive despite Stalin’s efforts to starve them. Americans can now get the same stuff with black cherry flavors . . .