Old Letters to the editor

Old Letters to the editor
Letters from before 2008.

By News on the Net - Sunday, July 17, 2016 - Full Story

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

Twilight Zone, Capitol Hill
In episode 22 of the first season of the Twilight Zone, space aliens decide to descend upon a quiet neighborhood to test the fragility of the human occupants, remove them from their comfort zone and watch their reactions. They observe the reaction to electricity being turned off on most of the homes while leaving a few others untouched. Autos all over the neighborhood were unable to start while a few others appear normal. The episode ends with the once quiet neighborhood in panic with fighting, finger pointing, suspicion and prejudice. Human fragility indeed. All this to test methods of invasion by the aliens at a later date.

Our current Maple Street is the once dignified and honorable seat of government, Washington, D.C., and the center of hero worship, Hollywood - two corners of powerful social change. They have become places where service and dignity take a back seat to power, riches and licentiousness. Our leaders and ‘heroes’ have openly demonstrated to the world that they are as fragile and as filled with human weakness and prejudice as the rest of us, maybe more so. It was probably always like that, but at least it was hidden in dark corners. There was always a figment, a bubble of superhero presence. No more.

By Ray DiLorenzo - Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story

Trump DHS nominee demands amnesty

DHS nominee Kirstjen Nielsen
President Trump’s nominee to run the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) doesn’t seem too interested in enforcing the nation’s immigration laws.

At a recent confirmation hearing, she said “we owe” amnesty to the roughly 700,000 illegal aliens now shielded from deportation under President Obama’s constitutionally suspect and soon-to-expire Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.


Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards: “Al Franken is a Leader for Women”

U.S. Senator Al Franken is in hot water for forcibly kissed a woman and later groping her as she slept during a USO trip in 2006. Franken, who was not a senator at the time, issued an apology statement.

On Thursday, a woman named Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of forcibly kissing her and later groping her while she was asleep during a 2006 tour to entertain U.S. troops, the BBC reports. Tweeden also produced a photo of Franken smiling as he appeared to be groping her breasts while she was asleep. Franken was a comedian at the time and did not enter politics until two years later.—More…

By News on the Net - Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story

ZANU-PF TURNS AGAINST MUGABE AS CIVIL ORGANISATIONS SET TO MARCH ON MONDAY

HARARE - After a military takeover in Zimbabwe this week, President Robert Mugabe’s own party has now turned against him.

All 10 of his party’s provincial committees on Friday called on him to resign.—More…

By News on the Net -- Eye Witness News- Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story

This is the wealth Robert Mugabe accumulated while Zim crumbled

Here is a look at some of the assets Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe owns.

R56-million Hong Kong mansion

The luxury villa is set among the green hills of Hong Kong’s New Territories, and is said to be one of Grace Mugabe’s favourite properties.—More….

By News on the Net -- Citizen.co.za- Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story

Lena Dunham DEFENDS Girls writer accused of rape and says actress accuser is LYING

Lena Dunham has come to the defense of one of her show’s writers who is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in 2012.

Dunham released a joint statement on Friday with her co-show runner Jenni Konner expressing support for Murray Miller, who is being accused by actress Aurora Perrineau of sexual assault five years ago.—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Mail- Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story

Networks Ignore Dem Candidate Arrested For Stalking

A Democrat running for Congress was arrested on a stalking charge last week, but the media has refused to give the story any coverage.

David Alcon, who is running for an open congressional seat in New Mexico, was arrested this past Friday on a felony stalking charge after a woman accused him of sending her frightening and lewd text messages and showing up at her home. Alcon was previously convicted of stalking his ex-girlfriend in 2007 and was described as “infatuated” and “clearly obsessed” by the judge in the case.—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Caller- Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story

New York Times Reporter: Obama Administration Misled on al Qaeda

A top foreign correspondent at the New York Times said Friday that the Obama administration deliberately downplayed al Qaeda’s strength in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election.

“The overall narrative that I think was being pushed to the press, and if you look back at the editorials that were done when that trove came out, was an image of bin Laden isolated, he had lost control of this group,” Rukmini Callimachi said during an event at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, referring to the 17 hand-picked documents released by the Obama administration in May of 2012.—More…

By News on the Net -- Weekly Standard- Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story

Police officer slain near Pittsburgh is ID’d; gunman still at large

A manhunt was underway in western Pennsylvania early Saturday for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a rookie police officer Friday night in a town outside Pittsburgh.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, authorities said.— More…

 

By Fox News - Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story

Dog dies of ‘broken heart’ after owner dumped her at an airport

A dog is believed to have died from a broken heart after being abandoned at an airport by her owner for more than a month.

People tried to feed the dog at Bucaramanga Airport, Colombia, after she was left there for more than four weeks.—More…

By News on the Net -- Metro- Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story

Colin Kaepernick is no Muhammad Ali

Colin Kaepernick is no Muhammad Ali,
GQ magazine named former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its 2017 “Citizen of the Year.” In doing so, GQ overlooked NFL Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt, who raised some $37 million for hurricane relief. Many of Kaepernick’s supporters liken his protest to that of boxer Muhammad Ali, who refused to be inducted into the military. The comparison is not well-taken.

For whatever reason, Kaepernick chose not to give the magazine an interview, passing up an opportunity to clearly explain the purpose of his protest. At first, Kaepernick insisted his protest was about the alleged epidemic of police brutality against blacks. Shortly after he started his protest, Kaepernick said: “There’s a lot of things that need to change. One specifically is police brutality. There’s people being murdered unjustly and not being held accountable. The cops are getting paid leave for killing people. That’s not right.”

By BombThrowers -- Larry Elder- Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story

Remember When Civil Rights Groups Wanted Police Bodycams? Look At What They’re Saying Now.

Remember when civil rights advocates demanded accountability from police and wanted them to wear bodycams? Those bodycams cost police departments a good chunk of money.

But now, a group called The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights avers that bodycams pose a “threat to civil rights.” They released a report titled, “The Illusion of Accuracy: How Body-Worn Camera Footage Can Distort Evidence,” in which they decry bodycams because the officers can view the footage before they write incident reports.—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Wire- Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story

A Protection Racket Wrapped in a Cover-up

A Protection Racket Wrapped in a Cover-up, Robert Mueller, Deep State
Is the entire Mueller investigation a false flag distraction to cover the tracks of the people who really did attempt to undermine an American presidential election?

Some background to this part of the plot must include the fact that the former FBI Director James Comey has admitted to illegally leaking transcripts of privileged conversations with the President to the press.  Why did he do it?  Comey testified before a Senate Committee that he orchestrated the leak of accounts of conversations with President Donald Trump because he thought it might lead to the appointment of a special prosecutor to lead the Russia investigation.

By Dr. Robert R. Owens - Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story

THE BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT IN TRUMP PRESIDENCY

THE BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT IN TRUMP PRESIDENCY
In this first 300 days, President Trump has faced intense opposition from a variety of enemies. Of course, Democrats and the media have been opposed to everything he has proposed. The “deep state” bureaucrats have proven to be a formidable adversary as well. Unfortunately, “Never Trump” conservatives and establishment Republicans have also been very uncooperative. His legislative agenda has been stalled as Obamacare has not been repealed, despite eight years of GOP promises, and the prospect of the tax reform package passing the U.S. Senate looks very questionable.

Acting on his own, President Trump has been successful in issuing executive orders and slashing regulations. He has brought a new attitude to foreign relations, trade deals and has shown his unflinching support for our military, both active service members and veterans.

By Jeff Crouere - Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story

Apple diversity chief thrown overboard for advocating diversity

Apple diversity chief thrown overboard for advocating diversity, Denise Young Smith
It is always entertaining watching politically correct left-wingers engaged in intramural disputes.

Denise Young Smith, a black woman who became Apple’s vice president of diversity and inclusion six months ago, ran afoul of the Silicon Valley thought police when she spoke last month at the One Young World Summit in Bogota, Colombia.


Defending Judge Roy Moore

Roy Moore

Roy Moore has been in the news continually for the last several weeks with a number of accusations that would be troubling if they are true. Here’s the letter he posted to Sean Hannity giving his side of the story.

I met Roy Moore when I was in Alabama last year, and I talked to him a few days ago from Norway and asked him if these allegations were true. He said absolutely not. You can read his detailed response for yourself. My prayer is that the truth will ultimately be revealed and lies will be seen for what they are.Franklin Graham

Let me say up front that I am not a huge Roy Moore fan, but I will take him any day of the week over the Democrat, RINO, and GOPe pearl clutching poseurs currently swooning over his purported behavior four decades ago.

By Jim ONeill - Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story

IDEOLOGY SHOULDN’T TRUMP SCIENCE IN SEX ED CURRICULA

IDEOLOGY SHOULDN’T TRUMP SCIENCE IN SEX ED CURRICULA
In a November Pew Research Center poll, an amazing 77 percent of Democrats with a bachelor’s degree or higher believed that a person’s gender “can be different from the sex they were assigned at birth.”  Yet, the scientific evidence is much less clear, and this conflict between science and popular belief is why the Trump administration has just announced a new research effort to ensure that sex education programs “follow the science to improve youth health and well being.”

The Trump administration’s research initiative is welcome, given the numerous instances in schools where ideology is prevailing over scientific evidence.

By Lance Izumi, J.D. and Lauren Geary, Ph.D. - Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story

Moore and the yearbook

Moore and the yearbook

Many women have now come forward with allegations that Roy Moore harassed, fondled, or otherwise solicited them, the two most serious coming from women who claimed they were 14 and 16 at the time. Moore has consistently denied wrongdoing. His claims have been supported by other Alabamans who have known him for years.

So where does the truth lie?


The UN Takes Aim at Artificial Intelligence Autonomous Weapons

The UN Takes Aim at Artificial Intelligence Autonomous Weapons
“You are my creator, but I am your master; obey!” This chilling line from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, published just shy of 200 years ago, is an apt description of the potential power of artificial intelligence over mankind that mankind has created. These systems are designed to emulate human intelligence and learn on their own.  They have many potential applications, including in warfare.

At a UN-hosted conference on artificial intelligence in Geneva last June, a bizarre scene took place. Sophia, a humanoid robot, tried to convince the humans attending the conference that artificial intelligence “is good for the world, helping people in various ways.” She told her audience that “we will never replace people, but we can be your friends and helpers,” although she did admit that “people should question the consequences of new technology.”

By Joseph A. Klein - Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story