Shockingly not shocking
Shockingly not shocking
Multiple sources, still unconfirmed:
If accurate, pray SITE’s Rita Katz is wrong:
A) She saw pictures of an interview and finds them “disturbing?”
B) During a speech earlier in the day she vowed to “defend Planned Parenthood.”
Via Union Leader:
Calling them “disturbing,” Hillary Clinton said undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue raise questions about the process nationwide.
“I have seen pictures from them and obviously find them disturbing,” the Democratic presidential hopeful said during a sit-down interview Tuesday with the New Hampshire Union Leader.
“Planned Parenthood is answering questions and will continue to answer questions. I think there are two points to make,” Clinton said. “One, Planned Parenthood for more than a century has done a lot of really good work for women: cancer screenings, family planning, all kinds of health services. And this raises not questions about Planned Parenthood so much as it raises questions about the whole process, that is, not just involving Planned Parenthood, but many institutions in our country.”
“And if there’s going to be any kind of congressional inquiry, it should look at everything and not just one (organization),” she said.
Clinton addressed the controversy after the Center for Medical Progress released undercover videos of a Planned Parenthood representative discussing fetal tissue extraction, cost and transportation.
Republican presidential hopefuls have condemned it and called for public defunding of Planned Parenthood.
And people wonder why Obama is so cozy with Khamenei.
Feel good story of the day.
Via The Hill:
Afghanistan’s government is probing fresh claims that Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died, multiple news outlets are reporting.
Sources told the BBC on Wednesday that the militant chief died two to three years ago. The BBC said that multiple Afghan administration and intelligence agency officials had claimed Omar is dead.
The Taliban has neither confirmed nor denied those reports, the news outlet added.
A spokesman for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Thursday that authorities were working to verify reports of Omar’s death.
“As soon as we get more authentication…we’re going to let the media and people of Afghanistan know about that,” said Sayed Zafar Hashemi, according to the BBC.
The UK continues to reap the fruits of their “multiculturalism” policies.
Via Daily Mail:
A child aged just three is among hundreds identified as being at risk of radicalisation, it emerged today.
With fears growing about children and teenagers being drawn into terrorism, a project set up by the Home Office in the wake of the 7/7 bombings has reported a sharp rise in the number of youngsters being referred including dozens under the age of 12.
Since it was rolled out nationwide in 2012, the youngest person involved has been a child aged three whose whole family was referred.
Ministers vowed to challenge the ‘twisted narrative that has corrupted some of our vulnerable young people’.
Officers from the Channel project have previously revealed how a child drawing bombs and guns or writing about wanting to be a suicide bomber can lead to a referral.
Between April 2012 and June 2014 a total of 834 under 18-year-olds were reported to Channel.
Around one in ten – 84 – were under 12, data from the National Police Chiefs Council ( NPCC) obtained by the Press Association shows.
Does Code Pink have a branch office in Egypt?
Via Al Arabiya
Many Egyptian women say they are facing a difficult summer season as Hijab-free zones seem to have soared in popularity, as more restaurants and high-end resorts enforce a de-facto ban on wearing headscarves.
Social media users in Egypt flocked to Facebook and Twitter over the past week to condemn the apparent decision by some venues to deny veiled women entry.
Many deemed the ban as “discriminatory” against practicing Muslim women in Egypt – a country in which 90 percent of its 80-million population are Muslim.
The ban is not completely new, it was reportedly common at resorts and restaurants frequented by foreigners, in cities such as Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada.
Recent reports suggest that several swimming pools and restaurants at five-star resorts lining the Egyptian north coast are also restricting the entry of veiled women to their services.
‘Violation of freedom’
Several veiled women who were rejected at the door spoke to Al Arabiya News and described the act as a ‘violation of freedom.’
Reem, a 28-year-old woman who wears the Hijab, said she was turned away at the doors of two different beaches at upscale north coast resorts for being veiled, she told Al Arabiya News.
“I was with my husband when I was told I cannot come in because I’m veiled.
“The outing was quickly cut short when the security at the door told me guests complain about the appearance of veiled women,” she added. Reem said such door-selection policies are never written.
Sally Nashaat, a 26-year-old mother of two girls, said she was also not allowed to enter a beach club house at a five-star north coast resort for being veiled.
Among a group of friends, she was told: “Everyone can enter, except her.
“It feels degrading, we are in our own country and we are not happy.
“I was about to cry,” Nashaat said, “no one has the right to deprive me of entering. This never happened to me anywhere else, even in the United States.
Planned Parenthood hired a Democratic polling firm to find out if taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood is still popular, and found out that 64 percent of voters still want federal funding for the organization. Here’s the question that voters were asked:
Some Republicans in Congress say that because of the undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, there should be an immediate vote to end all government funding for Planned Parenthood, including for services Planned Parenthood provides, such as cancer screenings and family planning. Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with the Republicans who say Congress should vote immediately vote to end all government funding for Planned Parenthood, including for services Planned Parenthood provides, such as cancer screenings and family planning?
Ignorant, and proud of it.
Via The Hill:
Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell on Tuesday defended federal funding for Planned Parenthood as a third undercover video was released on the organization’s use of fetal tissue.
“What I think is important is that our HHS funding is focused on issues of preventative care for women, things like mammograms,” Burwell told the House Education and Workforce Committee.
“We do not fund abortion,” she said, under the longstanding Hyde Amendment.
Burwell declined to directly answer a question on her personal views about fetal tissue research. She said she has not seen the Planned Parenthood videos that have stoked controversy, but has read about them.
“This is an important issue that people have passion deeply on both sides of the issue,” she said.
Quickly, someone call Team Diversity!
Via Denver Post
A Colorado transgender woman’s insurance company has denied her coverage for gender reassignment surgery she says is medically necessary and should be ensured by state law and policy.
Ashlyn Trider, 33, said Aetna Life Insurance Company’s refusal to pay for gender reassignment surgery prescribed by her doctor violates Colorado law. The Transgender Legal Defense Fund & Education Fund has demanded Aetna reverse its decision.
“This is a medical condition. I was born with it,” Trider said. “It’s medically necessary surgery. My doctor has strongly urged this procedure get done. It’s pretty straightforward.”
The denial of coverage violates Colorado law, said TLDEF attorney Ethan Rice. State law and Division of Insurance 2013 guidelines require companies to cover medically necessary care for transgender policyholders on the same terms as all other policyholders.
“It’s pretty clear guidance,” Rice said. “The crux here is that a lot of insurance companies are still excluding coverage. Governments are taking action to end discrimination, but the transgender community still struggles to get the care (it) needs.”
Colorado is one of 10 states, along with the District of Columbia, barring health insurance discrimination against transgender people, Rice said.
A Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies’s bulletin B-B.49 states health insurers cannot deny coverage of treatments for transgender policyholders if the same treatments are covered for other policyholders.
Aetna officials say they can’t discuss any health information about members without signed waivers, but the denial letter sent to Trider says her “plan has a specific exclusion for the requested service or treatment.”
Via Daily Caller:
Sheriff’s deputies in Lake County, Ohio were reportedly told by federal immigration authorities on July 7 to release an illegal alien who on Monday murdered a 60-year-old woman, attempted to rape a teenage girl, and tried to kill another woman.
Juan Emmanual Razo, 35, is being held on $10 million bond in the murder of Margaret Kastelnick, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group.
Razo allegedly embarked on a violent crime spree that began Monday morning when he attempted to rape a 14-year-old girl and shot another woman. Razo, who has been in the U.S. for five years, later killed Kastelnick in her home. He was apprehended following a shootout with police.
Smart, focused, Fiorina isn’t getting the attention she deserves in a crowded field. But many were taken by this speech and perhaps it gets her some more looks.
Her most recent stop was the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
There she delivered what can only be described as a landmark speech. Lasting almost thirty minutes, she focused exclusively on foreign policy issues. She repeatedly assailed the “political class” for their incompetence and pusillanimity — and called out the spinelessness of the current administration for bargaining with our enemies and alienating our friends. She also offered warnings for America and optimism.
“On my first day in the Oval Office I will make two phone calls. The first will be to my friend Bibi Netanyahu to reassure him that the United States of America will always stand with the state of Israel. My second phone call will be to the Supreme Leader of Iran. Realistically, he might not take my phone call. He will get the message. And the message is this: [No] deal. Unless and until you are prepared to open every military facility and every nuclear facility to full and unfettered ‘anytime, anywhere’ inspections, we will make it as difficult as possible for you to move money around the global financial system.”
Black lives matter only when they can be exploited for political points. If babies, not so much…
Do not say anything at all that may be deemed bad by the Left…
Via Campus Reform:
“American,” “illegal alien,” “foreigners,” “mothering,” and “fathering” are just a handful of words deemed “problematic” by the University of New Hampshire’s Bias-Free Language Guide.
According to the university’s website, the guide “is meant to invite inclusive excellence in [the] campus community.”
Terms also considered problematic include: “elders,” “senior citizen,” “overweight,” “speech impediment,” “dumb,” “sexual preference,” “manpower,” “freshmen,” “mailman,” and “chairman,” in addition to many others.
The guide defines words such as “homosexual” as “problematic,” offering “Same Gender Loving” as a more inclusive substitute. Similarly, a lack of gender-neutral bathrooms is, according to the university, “ciscentrism.”
The university defines “ciscentrism” as “[a] pervasive and institutionalized system that places transgender people in the ‘other’ category and treats their needs and identities as less important than those of cisgender people.”
“Ciscentrism,” according to the university, “includes the lack of gender-neutral restrooms, locker rooms, and residences.”
Saying “American” to reference Americans is also problematic. The guide encourages the use of the more inclusive substitutes “U.S. citizen” or “Resident of the U.S.”
So doesn’t matter if the allegations were during a divorce proceedings, doesn’t matter that the ‘victim’ said she never was alleging actual rape. Doesn’t matter if she actually is endorsing Trump for President, which of course, Rolling Stone leaves out of their story. But false allegations will ‘help America accept the truth about sexual assault?
Doesn’t Rolling Stone have enough egg on its face from its prior false story about rape? They want to go for some more?
They actually claim that this is needed because ‘most Americans prefer lighter skin”, and skip that laws already cover civil rights infractions against people.
Via Huff Po:
With the dash-cam video of Sandra Bland being forcibly removed out of her car, simply because she refused to put out a cigarette, some context is needed in regards to similar tragedies spanning from Rodney King and Trayvon Martin to Eric Garner and John Crawford. While police brutality affects people of all races and backgrounds in the U.S., it’s important to note that black citizens face a unique experience within America’s criminal justice system, just as they’ve faced a unique state of affairs for centuries in the United States.
As Harvard professor Jennfer L. Hochschild points out in The Skin Color Paradox and The American Racial Order, “racial minorities with dark skin in the United States have been disproportionately disadvantaged for centuries” and “with some exceptions, most Americans prefer lighter to darker skin aesthetically, normatively, and culturally.”
I’m thinking that doesn’t even include the congress people that he flew over there as well, to try to sweat them on the Iran Deal.
How much was spent on them?
Via Washington Times:
President Obama’s five-day trip to Africa cost taxpayers more than $5 million in flight time alone for Air Force One, according to a study released Tuesday.
The National Taxpayers Union said Mr. Obama is spending about 29 hours of flight time on the trip that began Thursday, taking him to Kenya and Ethiopia. Operating Air Force One costs $206,337 per flight hour, for a total of $5,983,773.
The total cost of the trip will easily reach into tens of millions of dollars. In the summer of 2013, Mr. Obama took his family on a weeklong trip to sub-Saharan Africa that was estimated to cost taxpayers between $60 million and $100 million.
This is the level of intelligence of the socialist.
Presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) was heckled while participating in the time-honored tradition of grabbing a cheesesteak in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Photos of the event showed at least two protesters holding up rather lewd signs while Walker schmoozed at Geno’s Steaks, a cheesesteak joint famous for expecting its customers to order in English.
“SCOTT WALKER SNIFFS OWN POO,” read one sign, for example.
The Associated Press reported that a campaign aide stood on a bench and tried to block the signs.
It wasn’t clear why the protesters did not like Walker. However, one video showed a heckler shouting the name of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), a Democratic presidential candidate.
“You suck!” the man yelled at Walker.
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— Señor Suerte (@Downinthe210) July 28, 2015
Charles Wade is another BLM loon who has received some attention and has made moving from protest to protest a career. They all advocate to get rid of police and the ‘prison industrial complex’.