More Serial Human Rights Abusers Elected to UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations General Assembly on Monday elected 15 member states to the UN Human Rights Council for the 2018-2020 term, including such notorious human rights abusers as Qatar, Angola, Pakistan, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Member states considered eligible for membership on the Human Rights Council are theoretically supposed to be able to demonstrate their commitment to the highest standards of human rights and their full cooperation with all UN mechanisms, including the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Special Procedures and treaty bodies and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. These countries fall woefully short of such standards.

By Joseph A. Klein - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

Maryland-Delaware shooting suspect caught after 3 killed, 3 others wounded

The man believed to have killed three people in a “targeted attack” near a Maryland business and also suspected in a later shooting in Delaware was apprehended by police in Delaware Wednesday evening after a manhunt that stretched on for hours.

The suspect was identified by Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler as 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince.—More…

By Fox News - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

Harvey Weinstein’s Victims Were Collateral Damage in the Left’s Culture War

In the spring of his final year as a movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein was doing what he always did. Or rather what he always did in public view: as opposed to what he has been accused of doing in hotel rooms and deserted office storage rooms. He was fighting a ratings war over a movie with adult content.

The movie was 3 Generations. It had been made two years earlier to cash in on the transgender boom.  Back then it was called About Ray. But the reviews were bad and the movie was pulled a few days before it was supposed to be released. What do you do with a bad politically correct movie that you paid $6 million for? You start a culture war. And that’s exactly what Harvey Weinstein did.

By Daniel Greenfield - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

NBC reporter on MSNBC: Democrat support for Nancy Pelosi falling apart ahead of 2018

In 2018, Democrats will need to flip 24 seats to retake control of the House of Representatives. Anything can happen in a year but, as it stands, it looks like that’s an extremely tall order.  The odds are Republicans will retain control.

By Robert Laurie - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

Mississippi school bans literary classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” for making people feel

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.

These are the wise words of the fictional Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, who like poor Huckleberry Finn, has now been assigned to the ash heap of history by society’s politically correct censors.

 

By BombThrowers -- Jacob Grandstaff- Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

Shocking news: Hanoi Jane says she’s not proud of America, but is proud of ‘the resistance’

I don’t suppose it’s a surprise to learn that Jane Fonda is not proud of America. A general disdain for the United States has been one of the hallmarks of her public life.  Despite what she says in this interview, you can be 100% certain that her infamous trip to Viet Nam did change her image forever - but only because it revealed exactly who and what she is.

By Robert Laurie - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

Big time Democrat hypocrisy on display AGAIN!

Only the Democrats could get away with this. And only the Democrats would try. Because only the Democrats can rely on an utterly corrupt, complicit media to cover for them. Current Virginia Lieutenant Governor and Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam recently removed a photo of Justin Fairfax, his black running mate, and all reference to him, in brochures handed out in Northern Virginia.

According to Erick Erickson of The Resurgent, this was done because Fairfax opposes the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a project favored by the Laborers’ International Union of North America. Given that Democrats would literally have to fold without union support, this guy has done the unthinkable to make them happy.


Their Just Deserts

French physicist Blaise Pascal once wrote, “This letter is long because I hadn’t the time to make it short.”

Even though Pascal’s comment seems contradictory, it isn’t, as demonstrated in great short stories that have withstood the test of time by delivering essential elements — time, place, setting, plot, and characters — in a minimum of words.

By Jimmy Reed - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

Longtime Clinton confidant says she warned three top Democratic operatives about Harvey Weinstein

Hollywood and Washington, D.C. may be on different coasts, but it always seemed unlikely that word of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct never penetrated the Democratic political circles in which he traveled for decades. Indeed, on Wednesday, one entertainment industry insider with close ties to the Clinton family confirmed she warned several powerful party operatives about the producer’s reputation.

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, whose friendship with the Clintons dates back to the 1980s, penned an insightful essay for The Hollywood Reporter in which she revealed having warned three “top-level Democratic operatives” not to let Weinstein host fundraisers. Though the bulk of Bloodworth-Thomason’s essay focuses on her experiences with sexual harassment in Hollywood, she addressed the industry’s rush to proclaim ignorance after allegations about Weinstein finally surfaced in the New York Times nearly two weeks ago.—More…

By Heritage Foundation -- Washington Examiner- Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

Libertarian pretending to be a Republican jeopardizes tax reform by threatening no vote

Just days ago, Rand Paul told President Trump he planned to support the Republican tax reform proposal. Trump took that as good news. This may be the greatest example to date of Trump not having learned how things work on Washington.

Rule 1: Don’t trust Rand Paul. He’s a fraud. He will tell you he wants to achieve certain policy objectives, and you will like the things he says he favors. But he will sabotage these priorities every time, always claiming the proposal isn’t good enough, or honest enough, or pure enough . . . or something enough. Remember, Rand Paul is not a Republican. He’s a libertarian who ran as a Republican because the Libertarian Party can’t get above 1 percent of the vote, because it doesn’t deserve to get above 1 percent of the vote.

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

Sessions Says Comey Made Big Error on Clinton Probe

 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday defended his role in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Mr. Sessions cited the “significance of the error” Mr. Comey made in handling the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email use for his recommendation that Mr. Comey be fired.

By News on the Net -- WSJ- Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

Push is on to disbar James Comey after Clinton scandal

A crusading lawyer filed a bar grievance this week accusing former FBI Director James Comey of lying to Congress and destroying potential evidence in the Clinton email scandal, in a process that could end up costing him his law license.

Ty Clevenger filed the grievance in New York, where Mr. Comey was a former U.S. attorney and is licensed to practice law.—More…

By News on the Net -- Washington Times- Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

Jefferson Davis school in Mississippi to be renamed after Barack Obama

A predominantly black elementary school in Jackson, Mississippi, named after Confederate President Jefferson Davis, will be renamed after former President Barack Obama, leaders announced Tuesday.

Davis Magnet IB PTA President Janelle Jefferson said during the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees meeting that school stakeholders voted earlier this month to rename the school Barack Obama Magnet IB, a move that will go into effect for the 2018-19 school year, The Clarion Ledger reported.—More…

By News on the Net - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

MLB and the NFL are given special treatment and players are treated like prima donnas.

In many cases NFL and MLB venues are subsidized or incentivized by taxpayer dollars. The argument being that local economies benefit. I hold little stock in those assertions. I’d like an example. Show me the tax returns of a company for the 5 years before a sports venue is built and the 5 years after.  Show me housing prices before and after.

Tell me how much the addition infrastructure cost. All of those will tell better than nebulous, feel good numbers. I wonder, if team owners had to foot the bill, how would player pay scales be impacted? I wonder where stadiums would be built if tax incentives (buying the business) was off the table.

I wonder how the country would function if we put sports back in the area of a game and not government supported business.

I wonder how the country would function if employees everywhere expressed their political views and social discontent while they are on the clock.

I wonder how businesses would function if their rules are not obeyed or enforced.

But we will never know because MLB and the NFL are given special treatment and players are treated like prima donnas. There is no stomach to either change the rules or enforce them. What a great example to the youth.

By Guest Column -- Fred Kirby- Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

A new class of drugs aims to exploit cancer cells’ weaknesses

In recent years, new cancer treatments have brought hope to people who once had limited options. But for others, the wait for an effective drug continues. Now on the horizon is a new generation of drugs based on a concept called synthetic lethality. The cover story in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, takes stock of what’s in the pipeline.

By American Chemical Society - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

The making of medieval bling

Gold has long been valued for its luxurious glitter and hue, and threads of the gleaming metal have graced clothing and tapestries for centuries. Determining how artisans accomplished these adornments in the distant past can help scientists restore, preserve and date artifacts, but solutions to these puzzles have been elusive. Now scientists, reporting in ACS’ journal Analytical Chemistry, have revealed that medieval artisans used a gilding technology that has endured for centuries.

By American Chemical Society - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

Key odorants in world’s most expensive beef could help explain its allure

Renowned for its soft texture and characteristic flavor, Wagyu beef — often referred to as Kobe beef in the U.S. — has become one of the world’s most sought-after meats. Now in a study appearing in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that they have detected several key odorants that contribute to the delicacy’s alluring aroma.

By American Chemical Society - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

On the road to fire-free, lithium-ion batteries made with asphalt

Lithium-ion batteries can be found in everything from cell phones to hoverboards, but these power sources have recently made headlines for the fires they have inadvertently caused. To address these safety hazards, scientists report in ACS Nano that they are paving the way to better batteries with a naturally occurring form of asphalt.

By American Chemical Society - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

How your eyelids move is a clue to diagnosing disease

What do your eyes say? An eyelid motion monitor (EMM) under advanced development at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa can diagnose certain diseases.

By ISRAEL21c - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

Ancient Roman theater uncovered next to Western Wall

Jewish historian Josephus Flavius told of a small Roman-era theater built in the vicinity of the Western Wall in Jerusalem. But no one had seen it for nearly two millennia. Archaeologists beginning with Charles William Wilson have been searching for that theater for 150 years to no avail.

By ISRAEL21c - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story