Slain Virginia officer was a father of 3, former Marine

RICHMOND, Va. –  A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids, authorities said.

Special Agent Michael T. Walter, 45, died early Saturday after being shot Friday evening by Travis Ball in a neighborhood in Virginia’s capital city that has been plagued by gun violence, police said.—More…

By News on the Net -- FoxNews- Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Full Story

Europe Fights Back with Candles and Teddy Bears

This long and sad list is the human harvest of Islamic terrorism on Europe’s soil:

Madrid: 191. London: 58. Amsterdam: 1. Paris: 148. Brussels: 36. Copenhagen: 2. Nice: 86. Stockholm: 4. Berlin: 12. Manchester: 22. And it does not take into account the hundreds of Europeans butchered abroad, in Bali, in Sousse, in Dakka, in Jerusalem, in Sharm el Sheikh, in Istanbul.—More…

By News on the Net -- Gatestone Institute- Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Full Story

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: US no longer a reliable partner

The partnership between Europe and the U.S. has been strained, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the day after President Trump returned from the G7 summit.

“The times when we could fully rely on others are to some extent over — I experienced that in the last few days,” Merkel told her supporters, according to Bloomberg. “We Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands.”—More…

By News on the Net -- Washington Examiner- Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Full Story

Why Donald Trump Scares The “L” Out Of Liberal Media ...

It was Bob Dylan who put together the phrase, “... Money doesn’t talk, it SWEARS.” And that is about the first level up from the bottom-line reason behind most of the problems we have in the world today. At least,  the reason for bulldozer-powerful LIES mowing down what is left of today’s rapidly disintegrating civilization.

In 1984,  I watched a disintegrating Democratic Party turn itself completely over to the dark side when Jesse Jackson introduced his ‘Rainbow Coalition’. The DNC at that point became the representative enabler for most everything that I still today consider morally disgusting.

And since that time so many of the ideas that people once considered too ridiculous even to argue about have been legislated into stilted legitimacy: “Wow, that was an awesome looking lady who just went into the WOMEN’s restroom. I think today I’m feeling more and more like a woman!” Or, how about this ‘logic’? “It’s not a baby until it’s born! The woman’s happiness takes precedence over a wriggling lump of protoplasm!” For those of you who don’t see the true absurdity or the real diabolical possibilities of such statements, you are either plain stupid or just as asleep as the rest of a pitifully tv-mesmerized America/world.

By Dave Merrick - Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Full Story

Mark Cuban names ‘the adult’ who is ‘placating’ Trump

Gary Cohn is the “adult” in the White House keeping an unwieldy President Trump in check, opined billionaire Mark Cuban on Saturday.

He was commenting on a tweet from the Weekly’s Standard’s Bill Kristoff, who sent a jab at Cohn, director of the National Economic Council director, for making a comment that sounded a lot like something Trump might say.—More…

By News on the Net -- Washington Examiner- Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Full Story

Report: Trump tells ‘confidants’ U.S. will leave Paris climate deal

WASHINGTON – Multiple news agencies, including Reuters News, are now reporting that President Donald Trump has privately informed several officials in Washington DC that he intends to withdraw from the UN Paris climate pact.

Climate Depot’s Marc Morano statement: “A U.S. Clexit (Climate Exit from UN Paris Pact) would be a victory for science. Make no mistake, climate campaigners who tout UN agreements and EPA regulations as a way to control Earth’s temperature and storminess are guilty of belief in superstition.”

By Marc Morano - Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Full Story

Nipping a legal problem in the bud

One of my recent articles predicted that the Fish & Wildlife Service’s endangered species designation for the rusty patched bumblebee would lead to its being used to delay or block construction projects and pesticide use on hundreds of millions of acres of US farmland. The abuses have already begun.

Projects in Minnesota and elsewhere have been delayed, while people tried to ascertain that no bees were actually nesting in the areas. Now a federal district court judge has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency failed to consult with the FWS before approving 59 products containing neonicotinoid pesticides that are used primarily as seed coatings for corn, canola, cotton, potato, sugar beet and other crops.

As crops bud and grow, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt must nip this problem in the bud. Thankfully, Judge Maxine Chesney has given them the means to do so.

By Paul Driessen - Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Full Story

Federal judge drops lawsuit against Clinton over Benghazi

A federal judge in Washington D.C. on Friday tossed out a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton that alleged negligence in her email security was the cause of two Americans’ deaths in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, appointed by former President Obama in 2010, concluded that Clinton used her email in the course of her official duties and dismissed the wrongful death portion of the suit on technical grounds, according to a report by Politico.—More…

By News on the Net -- The Hill- Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Full Story

Manchester Bomber ‘Slips Down the Pecking Order’ With Citizenry Left On Their Own

FBI ‘warned MI5 in January that the Manchester bomber was planning an attack on Britain’.

So claim the mainstream media.

The take-down-Trump-obsessed FBI flagged Britain’s MI5 that Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was planning a terrorist attack on Britain.

Caught up in the ‘golden shower’ scandal for which they had paid disgraced ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele, the FBI thought Abedi was planning to assassinate a key political figure, rather than civilian innocents including children at venues such as a concert.

According to the Daily Mail ‘nothing came of it’ and Abedi tragically “slipped down the pecking order”.

By Judi McLeod - Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Full Story

To Carry a Gun

One of the great freedoms I can now exercise since leaving California is the right to own and carry firearms (keep and bear arms), which the Constitution guarantees the government will not even touch (infringe).  Of course they do, especially in California and other liberal states.  But in Florida, you can apply for a concealed carry weapons (CCW) permit, and if you meet the standard eligibility and criteria, take a class, pass a background check, and demonstrate a working knowledge of handguns including a practice shoot, you get a CCW.  That was the easy part.  What no one tells you, is that actually carrying a gun in practice is very different from the theoretical discussions we all have with ourselves and others before actually carrying a gun.  And it has some amusing aspects.

The first question is which one are you going to carry?  So you go to the gun safe and look around, and realize that in a predominately non-carry, communist state like California, the guns you can own are both limited in capacity, and design.  That’s because California has a government approved list where most models are at least 10 years old or older, and they have not kept up with concealed carry trends.  If you can only use guns at the range, then your guns tend to be larger target guns, rather than carry guns.  Then you have to think of whether to carry a heavier and wider, steel, 5-6 shot revolver, or a double stack magazine, 10-15 shot, light polymer, semi-auto pistol.  No brainer there.  I’m using a pistol.  Then you have to think which pistol is the most reliable, will save your life, that you can use quickly, and won’t weigh down the pants.  Given this criteria, I go with the Glock.  Don’t leave home without it, to quote an old advertising phrase.

By Greg Penglis - Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Full Story

‘Master of ‘Disaster’ John Boehner Back from the Ironing Board

Oy Vey! Just what the world needs:  ‘Master of Disaster’ former House Speaker John Boehner saying President Donald Trump’s time in office has so far been a “complete disaster”.

Boehner copies to a T, his golfing buddy former President President Barack Obama in stubbornly refusing to go away when his time is up.

Trying desperately to hang on to a position no longer theirs makes both Boehner and Obama look downright ridiculous.

Just in case you care to know, the former Republican House Speaker approves of Trump’s approach abroad and his aggressiveness in fighting Islamic State militants, it’s only everywhere else that he considers Trump an unmitigated “disaster”.

By Judi McLeod - Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Full Story

Why President Trump Will Pull the Plug on The Horrible Paris Climate Agreement

Let us first call a “spade a spade”. The Paris Climate Agreement is not a legally binding treaty proposed by the Obama Administration and ratified by the Senate. This agreement is a mere “sole executive agreement”

which is the lowest form of commitment the United States can make and still be party to an agreement.

Thus President Trump can withdraw from this non-enforceable agreement fairly easily and quickly. Trump should withdraw the U.S. entirely from this agreement, and I suggest he will.

By Mitch Wolfe - Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Full Story

Trump may succeed where all others have failed

The NYT published a major report yesterday on President Trump’s Mid East trip which it titled “Trump Leaves Middle East With Hope for Peace, but No Plan for It”. This title didn’t reflect the article which went no farther than to say, “What Mr. Trump did not do was reveal the least hint of what, if anything, was behind it”, referring to his hope. The article later acknowledged that “strict secrecy” was a good thing.

A close scrutiny of the statements made in the last few days and the events leading up to this trip would strongly suggest that President Trump is right to be cautiously optimistic because he has a plan.

After relentless pressure from former President Barack Obama and Secretary John Kerry, PM Benjamin Netanyahu came close to accepting the Kerry framework based on the ‘67 ceasefire lines with swaps as borders and a divided Jerusalem.

Report: 23,000 jihadis living in Britain

About 23,000 jihadis — potential terrorists — are living in Great Britain today, British intelligence recently revealed.

Approximately 3,000 of these are considered active threats and are being monitored or investigated, the Times of London is reporting. The remaining 20,000 either have been monitored and dropped from the list or cannot be monitored for lack of law enforcement resources. Salman Abedi, the Manchester bomber, was among the latter group. He had been investigated, but was no longer considered a threat. The same is true of Khalid Masood, the terrorist who killed five people and injured 49 in an attack on the Westminster Bridge earlier this year.

The 3,000 currently under surveillance are reportedly the subject of 500 separate investigations. MI-5, Britain’s counterpart to the FBI, does not have sufficient resources to monitor more than 3,000 at any one time. Consider that here in the U.S., the FBI currently has 2,000 ongoing investigations of jihadi terrorists, of which approximately 300 are refugees.

Larry Kudlow: Trump deregulation and tax cuts should give us a minimum of 3.5 percent growth

Larry Kudlow was an economist in the Reagan Administration, so he’s seen a thing or two about how tax cuts and deregulation can spur economic growth. These were the lynchpins of the Reagan growth plan, and if you remember the 1980s at all (or have studied what happened at the time), you know that Reagan’s policies unleashed economic growth unparalleled before or since in the post-war era.

We haven’t seen growth like that since, but Kudlow believes the Trump tax and deregulation proposals should give us a minimum of 3.5 percent annualized growth. Implement this well and in all likelihood we’re likely looking at 4.0 percent growth or even better.

Now why is this? First, let’s understand what GDP measures. It measures productivity, specifically the value of all goods and services produced in the United States. One of the things that negatively affects productivity is when companies have to spend time and resources dealing with regulatory compliance. Not only do you have to hire compliance staff but often you have to pay lawyers and lobbyists to deal with these issues. And if you still mess up and fail to comply, fines and penalties can be steep.

By Herman Cain - Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Full Story

Three Anti-Trump Leakers Identified, Referred to Proper Authorities, Expected to Be Fired Soon

At least two separate news organizations are reporting that three distinct leakers have been identified at the White House and that President Donald Trump is expected to fire them when he returns from his first overseas trip.

“CBS News has confirmed from two sources that three leakers of classified information at the White House have been identified and are expected to be fired,” CBS News reported this week, adding, “Officials within the Trump White House believe leaks of Mr. Trump’s conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are a ‘deliberate attempt’ by officials who are holdovers from President Obama’s administration and are trying to damage the Trump presidency.”—More…

By News on the Net - Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Full Story