FBI admits it didn’t investigate tip on alleged school shooter last month

The FBI was warned last month that Nikolas Cruz was an armed psycho who might shoot up a school — but it didn’t bother investigating, the agency admitted Friday.

“A person close to” Cruz called the agency’s tipline on Jan. 5 and reported the 19-year-old had a “desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts” and there was “potential of him conducting a school shooting,” the FBI said in a statement.—More…

By News on the Net -- NY Post- Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Deputies called to suspected shooter’s home 39 times over seven years

Before Nikolas Cruz carried out his mass killing at a Florida high school this week, police responded to his home 39 times over a seven-year period, according to disturbing new documents.

Details about the calls to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office — obtained from police records by CNN — were not immediately available and it was impossible to determine if all involved Cruz.—More….

By News on the Net -- NY Post- Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

This Obumer Hangover Just Won’t Go Away

This Obumer Hangover Just Won't Go Away
One of the primary accusations against President Nixon that caused him to resign was that even though he was never shown to be personally aware of any abuses committed in his name,  he fostered an environment that encouraged such behaviour.

The truth is finally seeing the light of day.  And what do we see?  That President Obama was if not personally complicit in the growing list of abuses exposed,  he set the tone and offered cover for his minions as they ran amuck trashing the FBI, the CIA, the IRS, FISA, and any other agency that could advance his transformative agenda, secure the nomination for Hillary, and thwart Trump’s nomination, election, and administration.

By Dr. Robert R. Owens - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

CNN exploits a mother’s grief


This morning, February 16, 2018, CNN sank to a new journalistic low by exploiting the grief of a mother mourning her slain Florida high school-age daughter.

Just after she’d spent two hours making funeral arrangements for Alyssa Alhadeff, the network handed Lori Alhadeff a microphone, and faced her toward their camera where she yelled at President Trump to “do something” to stop this from happening.

This is a new low for a news outlet on a mission to discredit the sitting President of the United States by, in this instance, implying that he was, by some willful inaction, complicit in the murder of the young girl.

It illustrates the appalling depth to which the network is willing to go to attack Trump – by merchandising a child’s death to advance its political agenda.

Has CNN no shame?

By Lee Cary - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

We were given detailed tips about Florida shooter’s guns, desire to kill, shooting plans Jan. 5

FBI statement: we were given detailed tips about Florida shooter's guns, desire to kill, and school shooting plans on Jan 5th. 'protocols were not fol
What in the hell is going on at the FBI.

Yesterday, we talked about how the FBI received a tip regarding a YouTube post supposedly made by Parkland Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz back in September.  In it he claimed he wanted to become a “professional school shooter.” The FBI, allegedly, made cursory inquiries into the matter and then dropped it.

That was bad enough.

By Robert Laurie - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Tell Women’s March Initiative Activists to “LEAVE OUR CHILDREN ALONE!”

Tell Women’s March Initiative Activists to “LEAVE OUR CHILDREN ALONE!”
It didn’t take the Women’s March Youth EMPOWER—an offshoot of Women’s March, which “upholds the unity principles of the Women’s March platform”  to go rushing in on the exploitation of the mass murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

In fact it took them less than 24 hours to begin recruiting school children for a nationwide school walk-out, some of those children still grieving the deaths of their Marjory Stoneman Douglas classmates.

According to their website, “Women’s March EMPOWER is an initiative of Women’s March Youth through a coalition with Peace First, Rise To Run, Teen Vogue, The Justice League NYC, The Gathering For Justice, and Rock The Vote.

By Judi McLeod - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Those bribery allegations against Netanyahu look awfully thin

Those bribery allegations against Netanyahu look awfully thin

I am certainly not an expert on Israeli law, and maybe the police have more than they’re letting on. But while the American media are jumping pretty excitedly on the storyline that Benjamin Netanyahu is in trouble over potential bribery charges, neither the known facts nor the reaction of Israel’s political class seem to suggest this amounts to much.

Here’s how Reuters summarizes the facts as they’ve been made public to date:

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Evangelical Pastor, Trump supporter, Mark Burns to seek Gowdy’s seat

Evangelical Pastor, Trump supporter, Mark Burns to seek Gowdy's seat
A few weeks ago, news broke that Trey Gowdy would be leaving politics, abandoning his House seat, and heading off to an unspecified career in the justice system.  Yesterday, in an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, Gowdy said he misses his old job where, as he put it, “facts matter.”

By Robert Laurie - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Deputy AG Rosenstein speaks on law enforcement announcement



By Fox News - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

13 Russian nationals indicted for interfering in US elections

A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities accused of interfering in U.S. elections, a spokesman for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office said.

According to the special counsel, the indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to defraud the United States, three defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud and five defendants with aggravated identity theft.—More…

By Fox News - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Exxon Sues the Suers in Fierce Climate-Change Case

As climate-change lawsuits against the oil industry mount, Exxon Mobil Corp. is taking a bare-knuckle approach rarely seen in legal disputes: It’s going after the lawyers who are suing it.

The company has targeted at least 30 people and organizations, including the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts, hitting them with suits, threats of suits or demands for sworn depositions. The company claims the lawyers, public officials and environmental activists are “conspiring” against it in a coordinated legal and public relations campaign.— More…

By News on the Net -- Bloomberg- Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Judicial Watch Sues State Department for Samantha Powers Unmasking Documents

WASHINGTON-- Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State for “unmasking” and other records tied to Obama’s United Nations Ambassador Samantha Powers relating to the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:18-cv-00300)). Unmasking refers generally to the practice of political appointees obtaining the identities of American citizens referenced in intelligence surveillance of foreign nationals.

Judicial Watch sued the State Department after it failed to respond to an October 31, 2017, FOIA request seeking information about Powers’ unusual unmasking requests, including:—More…

By Judicial Watch - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Same people clamoring for gun control are against all the common sense steps to address drugs

They are more sensational and more publicized, but are shooting deaths any more tragic, or common than drug related deaths? Actually, no, they are not.

In 2016 ( from CDC statistics) there were 38,000 gun related deaths, including suicides with 11 states accounting for nearly 50% of the deaths. In the same period there were 64,000 -known-drug deaths. I’m not suggesting either statistic is acceptable, just putting things in context.

What I am saying is that the same people who are clamoring for gun control are against all the common sense steps to address the drug related deaths.
Drugs are trafficked by gangs and moved into the country primarily through the southern border. Both of these can and should be addressed. Probably gun deaths would go down with the removal of gangs and illegal criminals.

We can analyze and study the effects of social media, electronics, broken families, bullying, and mental illness, and we should. But there are some things that can be done here and now. Harden our schools and secure our borders. Then remove gangs and illegal felons from our streets

Losing a child is something every parent worries about every moment of the child’s life. And losing a child to a shooting is no more or less painful than losing them to drugs.

By Guest Column -- Malcolm Williams- Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Alleged Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was reported to FBI, cops, school—but warning signs m

Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people at his former Florida high school, had scores of run-ins with law enforcement dating back to 2010—with one report saying sheriff’s deputies responded to his home more than 35 times in just six years.

Broward County Sheriff’s deputies received at least 36 emergency 911 calls from 80th Terrace St., in Parkland – the suburban address where the teenager lived with his younger brother, Zachary, and their adoptive mother, Lynda, BuzzFeed reported.—More…



By Fox News - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Mitt’s back. Has he figured out that people like money, or does he just want to be the new McCain?

Mitt's back. Has he figured out that people like money, or does he just want to be the new McCain?
The cult of Romney is enjoying its own private rapture this morning, as the thing they’ve been demanding since 2015 is finally happening.  Mitt Romney has returned to the political stage, and has announced his campaign for the Utah Senate seat held by the retiring Orrin Hatch.



By Robert Laurie - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Cruz: If dreamers get citizenship, there’s a good chance Trump gets impeached

Cruz: If dreamers get citizenship, there's a good chance Trump gets impeached
Yesterday, Ted Cruz appeared on Fox and Friends where he blasted Republicans who are trying to - in his words - gallop to the left o Barack Obama’s immigration policy.  As the Senator puts it, DACA gave work permits to around 600,000 illegals.  That was unconstitutional, and bad enough, but now some Republicans are trying to out-Obama the former President by lining up to support bills that give citizenship to almost 1.8 million illegals.

Host Brian Kilmeade pointed out that it’s simply part of a deal to get other things they want, but Cruz shot back:



By Robert Laurie - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

The infantile reflex to think ‘our leaders’ can put an end to rising evil

The infantile reflex to think 'our leaders' can put an end to rising evil
We’ve been over this before, and there’s no sense writing the same column again when you can read the original. I said then and I say now:

The problem is that no one knows a way to do it, or is even sure if there is a way to do it. We make efforts all the time to prevent people from doing bad things. Schools have assemblies and preach against bullying. Bullies are not deterred. We air public service announcements that express the horrors of drunk driving. Drunks still get behind the wheel. It’s not that we shouldn’t try, and it’s not that no one is deterred. Some may be. But the moral drivers behind abject evil, or simple irresponsibility, usually don’t respond that well to earnest, helpful reminders to do the right thing. The fact that we all have to live with people who would do such things in our midst is a regrettable fact of life, but it has been this way since the dawn of time.

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Israel’s police joins the political opposition to topple Netanyahu

Israel’s police joins the political opposition to topple Netanyahu
Foreign observers may have a hard time squaring Benjamin Netanyahu’s international stature as a statesman with his suddenly vulnerable position at home.

Abroad, both those that hate the Israeli prime minister and those that admire him view him as a successful leader. His diplomatic skills have transformed Israel from an international pariah, at the mercy of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the international left, to a rising star on the international scene.

Economically, Netanyahu is credited worldwide with shepherding Israel from a sclerotic socialist backwater in the early 1990s into a first world economy and a global leader in innovation and technological advancement.

By Caroline Glick - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Nanotechnology could redefine oral surgery

Nanotechnology could redefine oral surgery
A trip to the dentist or orthodontist usually instills a sense of dread in most patients, and that’s before the exam even begins. Add to that the fear of oral surgery with a painful recovery, and many people will avoid these visits at all costs. Now, one group reports a pre-clinical study in ACS Nano showing that they could potentially reduce pain and recovery time with the aid of specialized nanotechnology.

By American Chemical Society - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Thermal blankets melt snow quickly

Thermal blankets melt snow quickly
Removing snow piled high in parking lots and along roadsides could soon be a far less tedious task. In a study appearing in ACS’ journal Langmuir, scientists report that they have tested sunlight-absorbing thermal blankets capable of melting snow three times faster than it would on its own. They say the blankets could slash snow-removal costs and reduce the risk of environmental contamination caused by soot and other products used to melt the white stuff.

By American Chemical Society - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story