BELLEVUE, WA – Almost two years after the City of Seattle adopted a hastily-crafted “gun violence tax” ostensibly aimed at reducing so-called “gun violence,” city police statistics show a startling 17 percent increase in the number of police calls for gunshots, and an alarming 30 percent increase in the number of shooting victims.

Atrocities of North Korea Regime Underreported

North Korea has spectacularly gained the attention of America, the West and indeed the entire world with their continued nuclear tests and reckless threats against America and other allies. The threat is certainly real and well reported but not so well reported is their deplorable human rights atrocities.

By Guest Column -- Gerald Hall- Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Trump called for a Justice Department probe into the ‘alleged leaks’ on the UK bombing

The White House released a statement in which President Trump called the “alleged leaks” coming out of government agencies “deeply troubling.”

“These leaks have been going on for a long time and my Administration will get to the bottom of this,” the statement read. “The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security.”—More…

By News on the Net -- Circa- Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

VIDEO: lawsuit filed over conservative activists’ arrest

A lawsuit is proceeding against Kellogg Community College for its arrest of three conservative activists who were distributing pocket Constitutions on campus last year.

As Campus Reform reported in January, student Shelly Gregoire and two conservative activists, Nathan Berning and Isaac Edikauskas, spent two to three hours handing out Constitutions and recruiting for a Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) chapter on campus in September before they were accosted by administrators and ultimately arrested for trespassing.—More…

By News on the Net -- Campus Reform- Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Video Catches Planned Parenthood Abortionist Joking About Eyeballs From Aborted Babies “Rollin

A shocking new video from the Center for Medical Progress catches Planned Parenthood executives discussing gruesome abortion procedures and the sale of body parts from aborted babies for profit.

The video shows top Planned Parenthood staffers attending meetings of the National Abortion Federation in 2014 and 2015 and it is the latest in a series of over a dozen videos from the organization showing the Planned Parenthood abortion business and others engaging in potentially illegal sale of body parts of aborted babies.—More…

By News on the Net - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Labour Manchester Mayor Says Suicide Bomber ‘Not a Muslim’

The Labour mayor of Greater Manchester has claimed the suicide bomber who killed 22 was not a Muslim, insisting the “worst thing that can happen” is people blaming Muslims.

Andy Burnham, a former Labour frontbencher who was elected mayor this month, insisted the attack, claimed by Islamic State, had nothing to do with Islam.—More…

By News on the Net -- Breitbart- Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

4th Circuit keeps block of Trump’s travel ban

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals kept in “substantial part” the blockade of President Trump’s travel ban.

“Congress granted the president broad power to deny entry to aliens, but that power is not absolute,” the court based in Richmond, Va., wrote in its opinion. “It cannot go unchecked when, as here, the president wields it through executive edict that stands to cause irreparable harm to individuals across this nation. Therefore ... we affirm in substantial part the district court’s issuance of a nationwide preliminary injunction as to Section 2(c) of the challenged executive order.”—More…

By News on the Net -- Washington Examiner- Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Bloody Hands in Manchester

In the months before weeping little girls with nails in their faces were carried out of the Manchester Arena, the authorities of that city were hard at work fighting the dreaded threat of Islamophobia.

While Salman Abedi, the second-generation Muslim refugee terrorist who maimed and killed dozens in a brutal terrorist attack, stalked the streets wailing, “There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is the messenger of Allah”, Manchester police were busy with more important things.

The Greater Manchester Police are one of only two police forces to list Islamophobia as a hate crime category. Earlier this year, Chief Constable Ian Hopkins honored Tell Mama for fighting Islamophobia. Tell Mama had lost funding earlier when its claims of a plague of violent Islamophobia fell apart.

Shahid Malik, the chair of Tell Mama, had been photographed with the leader of Hamas. Appearing at the Global Peace and Unity conference, where plenty of terrorism supporters have promenaded, he boasted, “In 2005 we had four Muslim MPs. In 2009 or 2010 we’ll have eight or ten Muslim MPs. In 2014 we’ll have 16 Muslim MPs. At this rate the whole parliament will be Muslim.”

By Daniel Greenfield - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Oh brother: Media now claiming Trump ‘shoved’ prime minister of Montenegro

You can watch it for yourself. It’s 10 seconds of nothingness that you’ll never get back, but at least it’s only 10 seconds. This, yes, this, is what is trending on Facebook at the moment. Trump shoves prime minister. Yeah. They’re really saying that.

About this:

I feel like an idiot even bothering with the details, but fine, I’ll play. First, look at the faces of both men. Do you see any aggression? Do you see any impatience? Do you see any tension whatsoever between them? Do you see anyone else who’s standing there bothered or taken aback by anything whatsoever?

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Obama Goes From Sulking to Skulking

German chancellor Angela Merkel and the trash tabloid headlines supermarket shoppers read while waiting to cash out have much in common: Both are unwilling to let former President Barack Obama go and live in a fantasy world where he’s still president.

“Obama will deliver a speech alongside German chancellor Angela Merkel at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. The Obama Foundation says the invitation from Merkel came before the US election, so the fact that he is in Europe as the same time as Trump is pure coincidence.” (The Guardian, May 24, 2017)

Madam Merkel, too must have been suckered by mainstream media polls indicating that Hillary Clinton’s election as president was inevitable.

By Judi McLeod - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

We Need More Special Counsels

The original accusation, the underlying premise for the entire hissy fit by the chronic sufferers of Trump Derangement Syndrome’s about Russian collusion was that the Russians hacked the DNC and gave the emails to Wikileaks.

Recently Internet entrepreneur and hacker, Kim DotCom, admitted that he was part of an operation along with Seth Rich, an employee of the DNC to get internal emails to Wikileaks.

Now we have proof that this underlying premise was a lie all along. We now know that the person who really did give the DNC emails to Wikileaks didn’t have to hack in, because he was an insider to begin with: Seth Rich.

By Dr. Robert R. Owens - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Ben Carson correctly explains how a mindset keeps people in poverty; left predictably goes bananas

There is nothing liberals hate more than the suggestion that people with problems in their lives have the power to solve those problems, on their own, by making changes in their lives. They freak out at any such suggestion and paint it as “blaming the victim.” But it is really not that at all. It is simply a recognition that people make their own decisions and form their own attitudes, and that they have the power to change those decisions and attitudes if necessary to improve their lives.

If you’ve always made bad decisions, that doesn’t mean you always will make bad decisions. You can change and start making good ones. Many people have done so and you can learn from them. If you’ve always had bad habits, you don’t always have to keep those bad habits. You can reject them and embrace better ones. Find someone who has done so and find out how they did it, then do likewise. A cynic will tell you it can’t be done, but that’s not true. We can all improve ourselves.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Trump signals Abbas must end indiscriminate slaughter of Jews

The horrific carnage perpetrated in Manchester on 22 May presented an emotion-charged backdrop to two meetings the next day between President Trump and President Abbas in Bethlehem and President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu in Jerusalem.

Trump pointedly told Abbas:

“Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded. We must be resolute in condemning such acts in a single, unified voice. Peace is a choice we must make each day—and the United States is here to help make that dream possible for young Jewish, Christian and Muslim children all across the region.”

By David Singer - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

America’s First Revolution against a Deep State

It happened in 1776 – America’s first revolution against a Deep State. 

President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to “Drain the Swamp,” if fulfilled, will bring a second revolution against a Deep State.

The first Deep State in America was foreign born in 18th Century England. It impacted the Colonies through the Crown’s operatives and emissaries, some American born – some British. 

Today’s American Deep State is born and bred in the United States. We Americans own it -  it’s ours free-and-clear.

An Unquenched Light Deserving No More Darkness

Terrorists, by their very namesake, want to invoke terror. Whether their acts are by individuals bent on inflicting harm for whatever reason or connected to, or at least inspired by, a particular ideology, it matters very little at this point. Either way, they wish to disrupt normalcy, creating chaos from order. Once again, the world has witnessed a terrorist attack that has done that exact thing. Once again, hollow rhetoric will echo forth calling for compassion and understanding. Yes, there should be compassion - for the victims and their families. Yes, there should be understanding - for how and why such a senseless act was perpetrated in the first place. There must be both of these things in order to properly act. In order to properly act, though, both must be suppressed in order to dole out justice and punishment - justice for the victims and their families, punishment for the perpetrators. Neither can ever be forthcoming clouded by compassion or understanding.

By Steve Sagarra - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

The deal Trump is cooking

Secretary Tillerson said yesterday that Trump put enormous pressure on Abbas and Netanyahu. So where is Trump going? For the answer, look at the concessions he got from them.

Abbas agreed that Israel could keep Maaleh Adumin, Ariel and Gush Etzion. The Israel Cabinet agreed to allow some Arab building in area C and to not demolish illegal Arab construction. The Gulf states said they would normalize with Israel if Israel froze construction outside of the settlements.

I see a direction here as to where this is going.

By Ted Belman - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

I tried to find a hole in the Republican-candidate-assaults-reporter story; I couldn’t

(Update:Montana Assault Witness Changes Story, Says No Neck Grab
Reporter says firsthand account misstated key aspect of Gianforte incident
Lifezette—A reporter who was a firsthand witness to an incident late Wednesday involving Montana GOP candidate Greg Gianforte and a reporter for the Guardian now admits she may have misstated some details of her initial story.)

Any time the media jump all over a story that looks terrible for a Republican, I smell a rat. And when the poor, innocent victim is a mainstream journalist, I smell a double rat. My instinct is usually that it’s all just a little too perfect, and usually when I look into it I find that I was right to trust my instincts.

So when I heard that Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in the upcoming Montana special congressional election, had assaulted a reporter for asking him questions about health care, my first thought was, “What aren’t they telling us?”

Was the reporter the aggressor?

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Private investigator charged for illegal pre-election attempt to get Trump’s tax returns.

In the brutal 2016 cage-match between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, tax returns emerged as something of a broken bottle tossed into the ring. If Hillary could grab it, she’d be able to pull herself off the ropes and lash out with a deadly weapon.

Democrats were sure the returns would show that Trump A: wasn’t rich, B: had been colluding with secret ex-Soviet forces, and C: had been dodging his federal responsibilities for something close to 20 years. The hunt was on.

Right down to the electoral wire, Dems were searching frantically for the object of their obsession.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Al Franken becomes latest Democrat to reject running against Trump in 2020

For whatever reason, people in Minnesota really seem happy with their decision to keep Al Franken in Congress.  Despite his nebulous messages, boring demeanor, and uniformly terrible speeches on the Senate floor, he trounced his GOP rival in 2014 and remains bafflingly popular. Couple that with the whole “famous comedian” thing and you had what many on the left thought was a recipe for a presidential run.

We’ve been hearing rumors almost since Franken claimed his Senate seat - at least as far back as 2010 - mostly due to the fact that Dems have an incredibly shallow bench. You may recall that back in February, the National Journal was hyping Franken as the left’s possible 2020 savior.

However, Franken has now made it clear that it’s not going to happen. He’ll have to hang on to his one man mobile uplink unit, because he seems to realize he’s not good enough, not smart enough, and (Minnesota aside) people don’t like him.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story