Could the same thing happen in Canada?

Could the same thing happen in Canada?AURORA, Ill. - An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that should have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six other people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant from buying the gun. Months later, a second background check of Gary Martin found his 1995 aggravated assault conviction in Mississippi involving the stabbing of an ex-girlfriend. But it prompted only a letter stating his gun permit had been revoked and ordering him to turn over his firearm to police—raising questions about the state’s enforcement to ensure those who lose their permits also turn over their weapons. (The Star—Aurora Shooter’s Permit was Revoked but Gun Wasn’t Seized, Feb.17, 2019)

By Dennis R. Young - Monday, February 18, 2019

I have a dream. If dreaming is still allowed?

I have a dream. If dreaming is still allowed?  In my dream, babies are afforded the same rights as Guantanamo Bay detainees, war criminals, animals in shelters, snail darters, manatees, and unauthorized trespassers into our country. I dream that a life conceived will be loved, sheltered, nourished, humanely treated and protected from murder. I dream that we will one day soon accept responsibility for the unborn child. I dream that we will have the courage to talk to young people about the rights and responsibilities of being sexually active and that we will help them through difficult times with compassion so that they don’t feel they have no option except abortion. I dream that soon we will understand that abortion, certainly after the first trimester, cannot be called anything except murder. I dream that we will become the people we pretend to be, a people who live their human rights not just spout words.

By Guest Column -- Alice Vann- Monday, February 18, 2019

Wars We Were Never Meant to Win

Wars We Were Never Meant to WinIt has been over 17 years since George Bush announced the war on terrorism and 47 years since Richard Nixon announced the war on drugs.

Does anyone wonder why the most powerful nation on earth has not won either? I do.

The current border war and heated debate over the building of a security wall on our southern border sounds disturbingly familiar.

By Linda Goudsmit - Monday, February 18, 2019

Pointers for talking to Collusionists

Pointers for talking to CollusionistsIf Donald Trump was a Putin puppet, they wouldn’t hold that information back (magically without leaks) for two years while Russia was supposedly taking over America through a traitor in the White House. If that were the case, the ones supposedly saving us from this “takeover” are doing one heckuva job, aren’t they?

Wouldn’t they be going after the puppet instead of going after the puppeteer and cutting the strings they’ve attached to the puppet? No, because our Democrat “saviors” are not doing either because there is no puppet or puppeteer!

By Rolf Yungclas - Monday, February 18, 2019

AOC says America should lead the world

AOC says America should lead the worldTwenty-nine-year-old ex-bartender and freshman U.S. Representative (D-NY) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez received thunderous environmentalist and media acclaim when she introduced her Green New Deal resolution in the House and Ed Markey (D-MA) submitted it in the Senate. It was quickly endorsed or cosponsored by scores of House and Senate Dems, including many who want to run against President Trump in 2020.

But within days the GND was subjected to rigorous analysis (and ridicule) by energy experts, President Trump, Republicans, conservative pundits and even some Democrats. Their disdain is well-founded.

By Paul Driessen - Monday, February 18, 2019

Viganò: Rome Has No “Genuine Willingness” to Stop Clerical Sex Abuse

McCarrick LaicizationArchbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former Apostolic Nuncio to the United states, has publicly expressed his misgivings about the upcoming Vatican summit on clerical sexual-abuse this February 21-25.

In a brief essay issued in response to an invitation to participate in a National Catholic Register symposium on the upcoming summit, he says, “I am praying intensely for the success of the February summit” but laments that there is “no sign of a genuine willingness to attend to the real causes of the present situation.”

Viganò presents three critical questions, wherein he manifests his doubt over the likelihood of success at the summit.

By David Martin - Monday, February 18, 2019

Will Dr. AI Eventually Be Your Family Physician?

Will Dr. AI Eventually Be Your Family Physician?How much will artificial intelligence (AI) play in the future when you require medical care? Today, millions are being spent to produce cars that drive by themselves. Will the same be spent on Dr. AI, your family doctor?

Ironically, this column wasn’t triggered by reading a medical report. Rather, it originates from an article written by Matt Harrison, Contributing Editor of the Park Avenue Digest, an economic news publication.

Harrison writes that we’re getting closer to seeing a robotic doctor than one would think. For instance, the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York already has a robot able to pick up pneumonia in chest X-rays, with the final diagnosis made by a human doctor. But I wonder how long this will last?

By Dr. Gifford Jones - Monday, February 18, 2019

Natural Gas Moratorium in New York Due to Lack of Gas Pipelines

Residents of Westchester, New York, just north of New York City, are finding that they are being deprived of an abundant and affordable energy source in the United States—natural gas—purely because of their politicians. First, Governor Cuomo banned hydraulic fracking in the state, which would have helped produce natural gas from the state’s own deposits of shale gas, but his administration is also denying permits for pipelines, which, if they had been approved, would have brought inexpensive supplies of natural gas from neighboring Pennsylvania. Due to the lack of natural gas availability, Con Edison had to impose a moratorium on new firm service in southern Westchester, no longer accepting applications for new service beginning March 15. This means that effective that date, residents in that area can no longer switch from oil to natural gas and businesses cannot obtain natural gas service for new construction projects.

By Institute for Energy Research - Monday, February 18, 2019

New York Times: Trump’s Border Reforms Are Working

One-third of the 6,000 migrants who reached the border just in the November caravan have given up their effort to cross the border, the Times says: “Data from Mexican officials suggested that harsh policies he has introduced to crack down on asylum seekers may already be achieving some of its intended effects.”

The article by the establishment outlet is important because it validates Trump’s analysis and proposed fixes for the growing problem of cheap-labor migration. For example, the article shows that Trump’s critics admit his policies are working: “It may look like it’s working in the short term,” Ms. [Michelle] Brané said, “But I don’t think it’s a long-term solution. It’s driving people further into the shadows and that’s exactly the opposite of what we [pro-migation groups] want.”—More…

By Breitbart News - Monday, February 18, 2019

Police Hit Drug Smuggling Gang on High Seas

LISBON – Authorities seized more than three tonnes of cocaine and arrested 11 people off Portugal’s Atlantic coast, dismantling a drug smuggling gang that operated across international waters from a cargo vessel, police said on Friday.

The seizure of the 3.3 tonnes of cocaine – thought to be worth around $148 million at European street prices – took place on the high seas when security forces boarded the smuggling ship 150 nautical miles off the country’s coast.—More…

By News on the Net -- gcaptain.com- Monday, February 18, 2019

Boy, talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

Boy, talk about shooting yourself in the foot. The protesters in New York who object to Amazon getting tax breaks or economic incentives have killed the goose. Now some other lucky state and city will benefit. Where were those protesters when sports stadiums received huge incentives? In this case we are talking about jobs and tax revenue and economic vitality.

I have never been a fan of bribing business to come to any area. The benefits to both sides should be all that is necessary. But we have evolved into a practice of incentivizing business. And we have a segment of our population who, in the absence of an understanding of the business world, oppose businesses based on the belief that “businesses are too wealthy”. Driving away business based on erroneous beliefs is (to be kind) misguided.

This is a great opportunity for a public discussion and education.

By Guest Column -- Jean Arcamone- Monday, February 18, 2019

$1.7 Million in Methamphetamine Seized at Texas Border Crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 86 pounds of methamphetamine estimated to be worth more than $1.7 million during two separate vehicles inspections. The seizures occurred on Wednesday at two different ports of entry in Laredo, Texas. The alleged seizures resulted in the arrests of two Mexican nationals on drug smuggling charges.

In the first incident, CBP officers assigned to the Office of Field Operations (OFO) contacted a male driver in a 2010 Ford Focus at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge. Officers referred the driver to a secondary examination station where a K-9 drug detection officer detected the possible presence of drugs, according to information obtained from CBP officials. The officers also carried out a non-intrusive inspection. After the K-9 alerted to an odor it has been trained to detect, CBP officers discovered three packages containing a total of 63 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the vehicle. Officers arrested the driver and identified him as a 21-year-old male and Mexican citizen who resides in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.—More…

By Breitbart News - Sunday, February 17, 2019

To what end will the “Russia Collusion” issue continue?

To what end will the “Russia Collusion” issue continue? Do we not trust our Senate Intelligence Committee? Or do we only mistrust our oversight regarding Donald Trump? We are supposed to trust the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs regarding Hillary Clinton’s emails. We are supposed to trust the House Select Committee on Benghazi. We are supposed to trust the FBI that there is no evidence of IRS targeting conservative groups even though a settlement was paid.

Even the most ardent Trump hater has to admit that there is a point where we say that the people charged with investigating find nothing (or say they find nothing) so we have to move on. And, hey, we’ve been in your shoes, we understand.

By Guest Column -- John Bryant- Sunday, February 17, 2019

Waters Welcoming Repubs to Take to the Streets for Impeachment Protests This Weekend

Waters Welcoming Repubs to Take to the Streets for Impeachment Protests This WeekendYO, RINOS, Trump haters, political opportunists, Judases,  and publicity hounds:  Rep. Maxine Waters is calling you out to rabble-rousing street duty this weekend, which includes tomorrow’s President’s Day.

You can always hide behind a mask to keep your face hidden from Open Border-worried constituents.

Obviously spurred on by the high number of Republicans who said they’d vote against President Donald Trump’s call for a National Emergency on the border wall, Waters wants Republicans to take to the streets hoping that anarchy can force the Impeachment of the beleaguered president.

By Judi McLeod - Sunday, February 17, 2019

Former top FBI lawyer: 2 Trump Cabinet officials were ‘ready to support’ 25th Amendment

Former top FBI lawyer James Baker, in closed-door testimony to Congress, detailed alleged discussions among senior officials at the Justice Department about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, claiming he was told Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said two Trump Cabinet officials were “ready to support” such an effort.

The testimony was delivered last fall to the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees. Fox News has confirmed portions of the transcript. It provides additional insight into discussions that have returned to the spotlight in Washington as fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe revisits the matter during interviews promoting his forthcoming book.—More…

By Fox News - Sunday, February 17, 2019