On Monday, Huffington Post author Kayla Chadwick posted an article titled “I Don’t Know How To Explain To You That You Should Care About Other People,” which was essentially an emotional plea without any constructive argument on why Americans should pay higher taxes as well as sign up for Obamacare:
If I have to pay a little more with each paycheck to ensure my fellow Americans can access health care? SIGN ME UP.
But if making sure your fellow citizens can afford to eat, get an education, and go to the doctor isn’t enough of a reason to fund those things, I have nothing left to say to you.
Well, since Chadwick has no problem telling Americans to pay more for their healthcare, she should have no problem signing up for an Obamacare plan herself. It sure appears as if Chadwick is on an employer-sponsored health insurance plan, as I imagine she would be singing quite a different tune if she had to “pay her own way” (with or without subsidies) via the Obamacare exchange.
CNN is having a bad week!
Project Veritas – known for their brilliant undercover work during the election – is back; this time completely exposing cable news giant CNN as nothing but Fake News.
On Monday, three CNN employees resigned from the network for pushing a false Trump-Russia story. Amid the fallout, Project Veritas released their new video, “American Pravda”:
Even before President Trump started complaining about the prohibitive cost of the F-35, Congress had already commissioned a study into restarting the F-22’s production line, which if implemented, would lead to F-35 cancellations. The results of the study were recently released, and although they are classified, The War Zone’s Tyler Rogoway covered the entire affair and some tidbits that were leaked:
But even with the secrecy, here’s what we are finding out, with both Military.com and the Washington Examiner posting similar figures:
-Approximately $50 billion to procure 194 additional F-22s
-Total includes an estimate of approximately $7 billion to $10 billion for non-recurring start-up costs and $40.4 billion for aircraft procurement costs
-An estimated cost of $206 million to $216 million per aircraft (the last F-22 produced had a unit cost of $137 million)
The analysis all but confirms what was already stated by Free Market Shooter as well as many other sources; the F-35 (in particular the “A” model) is overpriced garbage that can’t beat the aircraft it was designed to replace in many of its roles. But, there’s more to take away from the report than just a price estimate of restarting the line.
1984 is seemingly already in full-effect in the EU.
An anti-racism demonstration in London, 2016.
After countless terror attacks in the name of Islam on European soil, it seems authorities in the EU are more angry over citizen’s freedom of speech and expression…
On Tuesday, Sussex police arrested 50 year-old Nigel Pelham; charged with eight counts of “publishing… written material intending to sir up religious hatred against Muslims”, it’s laughable to consider what he’s being punished for – it’s surreal! The “offensive” posts spanned between February 24 and November 16, 2015.
On that same day, German police raided the homes of 36 people accused of hateful postings over social media. Yes, the biggest problem facing the EU is hate but not the kind they’re punishing. Thus, Mr. Pelham and the 36 who had their homes raided had their fundamental human rights violated…
At least, in the U.S. they did…
Your Freshman year at college is an exciting and nerve racking time. New classes, people, and living alone can be a major change to any young student.
Those preparing for dorm life will quickly find that many conveniences such as microwaves, toasters, and space heaters are usually prohibited. However, one item that is being increasingly allowed on campuses across the nation is the concealed firearm.
In 2004, Utah was the first state to allow guns on campus. Soon after, many other states began to follow the trend and allowed for weapons on campus. Today 10 states have legal documentation allowing guns on campuses and a recently introduced bill seeks to expand gun laws to another 16 states. While these laws typically only apply to public universities and colleges, a number of private institutions are also getting on board.
Yesterday, police dashcam video with audio of the Philando Castile shooting was released. If you haven’t seen the video, the core segment is summed up succinctly by Breitbart:
The video shows Yanez pulling over Castile for a busted brake light on July 6, 2016. After he asks for Castile’s license and registration, Castile calmly warns Yanez that he has a firearm on his person.
Yanez then gets visibly agitated and tells Castile, “OK, don’t reach for it.”
“I’m not pulling it out,” Castile says.
Yanez, sounding agitated, again says not to pull the gun out and immediately fires eight shots into the car.
If you haven’t seen the video and care to watch it, it has been reproduced below.
In spite of low volumes, US stock markets made fresh all-time highs today:
The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 140 points and hit intraday and closing records, surpassing a previous all-time high of 21,391.97, which was set last week.
The S&P 500 gained 0.8 percent to also reached record levels, with information technology rising 1.4 percent to lead advancers. The Nasdaq composite outperformed, rising 1.65 percent.
In an article written for Single Dude Travel and published the day Trump took office, I stated what many others have already been saying for a long time; the market is far overdue for a correction to the downside, and when the whole charade comes crashing down, President Trump is gonna wear the whole thing around his neck:
After the Congress shooting on Wednesday, Free Market Shooter published an article referring to the weapon being used in the attack as an AR-15 variant which would have been chambered in .223/5.56mm ammunition:
Though it has not been confirmed as of the time of this article’s publication, according to CBS, the shooter appears to have used a rifle “similar to an M4”. However, The Truth About Guns provided a disclaimer when citing the information:
Always remember: mainstream media sources are notoriously bad at getting facts about firearms right, so take the above with a grain of salt.
With that in mind, we can state with reasonable accuracy that the shooter used an AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle chambered in .223/5.56mm. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) shared specifics on the shooter’s engagement distance with his victims:
Clearly, I should have paid attention to my own disclaimer, as I was forced to update this article the following day:
Early this morning, James Hodgkinson opened fire on a baseball field with Congressional Republicans playing in a game. Notably, Hodgkinson made sure to confirm that the field was filled with Republicans and not Democrats before he opened fire:
This is not surprising at all, given the shooter’s overt leftward leanings; the mainstream media could even be to blame for radicalizing Hodgkinson to the point of rage in which he felt the need to shoot a field full of Republican Congressmen. As many have already stated, those at the field were fortunate that Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was there, as his presence demanded a Capitol Police security detail which likely saved many lives.
In the hysteria of denouncements, finger-pointing, and even celebration, one thing was left unstated; those at the field are beyond fortunate that Hodgkinson had no idea how to accurately and properly fire a rifle. In fact, he appears to be so poor of a shot, he would likely have caused more harm with a car or a truck.
In the early morning hours of June 14 in Alexandria, Virginia, a gunman opened fire at a GOP team practice for an upcoming charity baseball game between Democrats and Republicans. Rep. Steve Scalise, Republican majority whip, was shot at – and hit – in the hip.
However, Scalise is now in stable condition. The suspected gunman is dead after Scalise’s security detail fired back at him. Several eyewitnesses report 50+ shots were fired and only five people hit by the gunman. Senator Rand Paul gave credit to Capitol Police officers on the scene for preventing the shooting from turning into a “massacre”. Plainly, it could’ve been a lot worse. Michigan Rep. Mike Bishop even confirmed the shooter had “several rounds and magazines that he kept unloading and reloading“.
Thus, even with the heroic actions of the Capitol Hill officers and the thankful lack of fatalities, left-wingers are still celebrating.