Overnight Open Thread: Bikers Form Funeral Procession For Ogden Boy Who Loved Motorcycles

Kudos to the bikers for their thoughtful memorial for Korbin.

Via Fox 13 Salt Lake City:

OGDEN, Utah — A young boy who drowned in the Ogden River earlier this month was laid to rest Saturday morning, and a group of bikers gathered to show their support.

The Ogden River still runs high and swift where 8-year-old Korbin Minchey lost his life a week and a half ago.

But for family and friends, the light in their life has gone out.

“He was our everything,” one relative said. “I know he’s in a better spot now. I’ll miss him.”

Korbin was playing with his service dog by the river when he fell in. Ogden firefighters were able to pull him out and get him to a hospital, where he later died.

Jim Molosz organized the bikers who came to show their support Saturday.

“Korbin was homeless, autistic and he drowned; His life was just starting.” He said. “Me and my brothers and sisters, it’s heartfelt for us to step in and support Korbin and his family.”

Just a couple of weeks ago, these same bikers were on a ride for autism awareness. They said when they heard about Korbin, it hit close to home.

“After the hearse, after the family’s limousine, we will escort Korbin to his final resting spot,” Molosz said.

And at 11 o’clock, after collecting money in the parking lot to help with funeral expenses, that’s exactly what they did.

Korbin’s family says he loved motorcycles and that he would have loved the group that rumbled in to honor his memory, because they were exciting and fun, just like Korbin.

“Every time you saw Korbin, he was smiling, he was happy, he was excited, and he was eager to help,” one family friend said.

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Twitter Liberals Worry About Muslims’ Feelings After Manchester Bombing

How dare you tweet that it might be an Islamic terror attack, you racists!

Via Daily Caller:

An explosion outside of an Ariana Grande concert Monday night killed as many as 20 people and injured approximately 50, but some liberals on Twitter seem more concerned about hurting the feelings of Muslim people.

Some verified users are angry at the “racism and xenophobia” they’re seeing in response to the attack, which reports say was carried out by a suicide bomber.

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BREAKING: Loud ‘Explosion,’ 19 Fatalities, Dozens Injured At Ariana Grande Concert In Manchester, U.K…..UPDATE: Explosion Blew One Man 30 Feet, He Saw 30 People On Ground After…UPDATE: Reports Of Injuries Consistent With Nail Bombs…UPDATE: Suicide Bomber Thought To Be Behind It…

May be from huge balloons full of gas according to this report, but this is just one initial possibility reported.

Update:

Via Daily Mail:

Another witness Jenny Brewster told MailOnline: ‘We were exiting the building when it happened. We’d headed towards the main doors as Ariana was performing the last song because we wanted to beat the crowds, but – as we made our way there – a wall of security men blocked it and told us to go the other way.
‘Seconds later they shouted ‘RUN!’ and the explosion happened right behind them. Hundreds of people were running and screaming. Those men saved our lives.’

Catherine Macfarlane told Reuters: ‘We were making our way out and when we were right by the door there was a massive explosion and everybody was screaming.

‘It was a huge explosion – you could feel it in your chest. It was chaotic. Everybody was running and screaming and just trying to get out of the area.’

One witness wrote on Twitter: ‘Just ran from an explosion, genuinely thought we were gonna die.’

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Update:

You can hear loud bang on video.

Update:

Reports nail bomb/s.

Check the pics, injuries are in the legs, which is consistent with nail bombs.

Warning very graphic:

Update:

Reports of a second device appear to be inaccurate.

Local police are reporting it was abandoned clothing not bomb.

Update:

Multiple reports saying suicide bomber believed. Two explosions at entrance. That makes sense now. That’s why as people were exiting, there must have been a first explosion so the people said “Run!” and then came the second.

Contributor To CBS Mocks Manchester Bombing “Last Time I Listened To Ariana Grande I Almost Died”

Trump White House Website Recognizes Jerusalem Is In Israel…

Remember when an Obama staffer made an error (to the Obama administration) in listing Jerusalem as in Israel on a press release and the Obama administration went out of their way to change it, to disavow it after the mistake?

Obama’s policy was to avoid the question and never to recognize Jerusalem was in Israel, something that Trump remarked on during the campaign.

House IT Aides Fear Suspects In Hill Breach Are Blackmailing Members With Their Own Data

This is a huge scandal, God knows how many things and people have been compromised because of it, and yet, there appears to be no media and no assurance that prosecutors or intelligence are looking at who might have been compromised.

Via Daily Caller:

Congressional technology aides are baffled that data-theft allegations against four former House IT workers — who were banned from the congressional network — have largely been ignored, and they fear the integrity of sensitive high-level information.

Imran Awan and three relatives were colleagues until police banned them from computer networks at the House of Representatives after suspicion the brothers accessed congressional computers without permission.

Five Capitol Hill technology aides told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group that members of Congress have displayed an inexplicable and intense loyalty towards the suspects who police say victimized them. The baffled aides wonder if the suspects are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, to which they had full access.

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How’s That 2018 Looking? Dem Fundraising Takes Nosedive Under Tom Perez…

Of course there’s some time between now and midterms, but Perez and Democrats are not exactly inspiring.

BREAKING: Report- White House Has Identified 3 Staffers Who Leaked….

The U.S. Government Pays Debt Collectors $40 For Every $1 They Collect…

No wonder they never stop calling people. At those rates, neither would I.

Via Daily Caller:

The U.S. government pays professional debt collecting agencies, on average, nearly 40 times the value of what they collect, according to joint research released Tuesday from the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau and government filings.

The federal government is annually dolling out an average of $1 billion to debt collectors to retrieve borrowers delinquent debt, Bloomberg reports. Of course, it is American taxpayers, not the government, that are shouldering this hefty sum.

Currently, the government is particularly interested in retrieving outstanding student loan debt. Student loans are one of the most common and largest forms of borrowing in recent years, as families still hold to the belief that a college education is necessary for achieving the “American Dream.” The total value of outstanding student loans eclipses $1.3 trillion in 2017.

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John Podesta Figured Out What Is To Blame For Hillary’s Loss And You Won’t Believe What It Is…

She was a lame candidate. No conspiracy there.

Via Daily Caller:

Former advisor to the Clinton campaign John Podesta acknowledged that the campaign is directly responsible for losing the election to President Donald Trump in November in an interview published early Monday.

The admission is a drastic change from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s remarks, in which she blames former FBI Director James Comey’s decision to re-open the investigation into her private email server in the final days of the election for her loss, according to the interview in Politico.

“We bear responsibility and it’s a great burden and I feel it every day,” Podesta said about his role in the race. “I mean, we lost this election; we won the popular vote by 3 million votes, but we lost the Electoral College and lost the election to Donald Trump. So, we have a burden of his having the keys to the White House, and you know, codes to the nuclear football.”

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Palestinian Member Of Parliament Jamal Hwail Caught Throwing Rocks At IDF Soldiers…

Revealed: The ISIS Plot To Poison Western Food Supplies…

I always thought Jihadis thought poisoning our food meant putting bacon in it. Guess not.

Via The Independent:

Isis are conducting chemical weapons experiments on “human guinea pigs” before launching attacks on Western targets, according to secret documents.

The extremist group has reportedly poisoned prisoners by spiking their food and water with compounds used in pesticides that are easy to obtain

Security forces now fear the terror network may hatch a twisted plot to contaminate Western food supplies with formulas that quickly dissolve in liquid.

The experiments were recorded in a stash of papers found hidden in Mosul University after Iraqi special forces recaptured the city from IS fighters.

They reveal one victim was fed thallium sulphate – a colourless, tasteless salt that can be dissolved in water – and began to suffer fever, nausea, and swelling of the stomach and brain before dying in agony ten days later.

Isis described the chemical as an “ideal lethal poison” and claimed to be in “possession of an ample amount of the solution to fill demands”, according to the documents, which were verified by British and US forces and later obtained by The Times.

Terrorists also injected a nicotine-based compound, said to have no antidote, into another victim who passed out within seconds and died hours later.

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Snowflake Tomi Lahren Hired By Pro-Trump Group…

Careful guys. She thinks she’s entitled to fame.

Via Freebeacon:

Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren has been hired by the pro-Donald Trump group Great American Alliance for a communications role.

The nonprofit group’s leaders announced Lahren’s hiring on Monday.

The organization wants to use Lahren’s “growing national profile” to help promote the group’s mission, which includes mobilizing grassroots support for President Trump’s agenda.

“With critical policy battles looming, including repealing Obamacare and passing pro-growth tax reform, Great America Alliance (GAA), the leading issue advocacy organization supporting the America-First agenda of President Donald J. Trump, announced Tomi Lahren is joining their national team,” the press release said. “Using her growing national profile, Lahren will help GAA execute communications and messaging strategies to expand grassroots support of the president’s policies across the country.”

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Turkish Government Complains About “Unprofessional Treatment” Of Goons Who Beat Up Women And Old Men…

Update to this story.

Via Daily Caller:

The Turkish government is accusing U.S. security personnel of taking “aggressive and unprofessional actions” against bodyguards working for Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan who attacked a group of peaceful protesters in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

According to the Associated Press, the Turkish foreign ministry said that it gave the U.S. ambassador to Turkey, John Bass, a “written and verbal” protest regarding the incident.

The American officers behaved “contrary to diplomatic rules and practices,” the foreign ministry claims.

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Heartache: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Says He Isn’t Going To Run For Political Office…

I’m devastated as well.

Via Daily Caller:

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced he will not be running for office in an official statement Monday.

The social media founder announced a nationwide listening tour in which he would talk with people in all 50 states by the end of the year. The announcement fueled rumors that Zuckerberg was interested in running for political office.

“Some of you have asked if this challenge means I’m running for public office,” the CEO said in his Facebook statement. “I’m not. I’m doing it to get a broader perspective to make sure we’re best serving our community of almost 2 billion people at Facebook and doing the best work to promote equal opportunity at the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.”

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Staggering Number Of Visa Overstays Now Biggest Problem In Illegal Immigration

The number of visas granted to foreigners should be severely curtailed until Homeland Security can demonstrate that they can manage and track all of the people being let into this country.

Via Washington Times:

A staggering 739,450 people overstayed their visas to become illegal immigrants in 2016, according to a new report released Monday by Homeland Security that suggests the immigration problem has shifted away from people sneaking in, and toward people who came legally but refused to leave when they were supposed to.

“This report shows that we have a problem with visa overstays in the United States,” a senior administration official said in briefing reporters on the new numbers, vowing to step up enforcement to try to cut down on the violations.

The Trump administration’s report stands in contract to the Obama administration, which played down the numbers last year when officials released a similar report, focusing on the vast majority of travelers who did comply and leave when they were supposed to.

Indeed, more than 98.5 percent of those admitted through airports and seaports departed before their admissions expired in 2016. But the sheer amount of travel — some 54 million visitors who came through those air and sea ports — means that even that small overstay rate works out to nearly 740,000 illegal immigrants.

Some of the overstays were short-term, and they did leave eventually, but the majority were long-term problems. Nearly 630,000 were still in the U.S. at the end of 2016, for a persistent overstay rate of 1.25 percent.

Student visas holders were the worst offenders, with more than 5 percent of them breaking the terms of their visits — and a persistent overstay rate of 2.8 percent.

Almost none of the visa overstays are investigated, Homeland Security officials told Congress last year. Just 2,500 visa overstay cases resulted in deportations in 2015, or a fraction of 1 percent of the problem.

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Lib Rag: “Kids Should Never Play With Water Guns. Period.”

No, not satire.

Via Daily Caller:

We have yet to reach Memorial Day, but the fun police have already set their sights on at least one cherished summer childhood activity. In an article for Pupsugar.com, titled, “Why Kids Should Never Play With Water Guns. Period.,” author Lauren Levy lectures the nation’s parents on the hidden menace of squirt guns.

According to Levy, no child should be permitted to use a water gun under any circumstances. That a particular squirt gun might bear no resemblance whatsoever to a real firearm is of no concern to Levy, who contends, “Even if they’re colorful and super cool, kids shouldn’t be playing with water guns because it normalizes the real thing.”

Fully embracing the role of humorless scold, Levy earnestly warns readers, “There are some children who will never smile again — all because someone picked up a gun. At the same time, we have little ones playing and laughing over the very thing that is killing other kids. It just isn’t right.”

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Neo-Nazi Converts To Islam, Kills Roommates For Disrespecting His Muslim Faith…

The Religion of Peace™ attracts the best and brightest.

Via Tampa Bay Times:

A man accused of shooting his roommates in a New Tampa apartment told police he shared neo-Nazi beliefs with the two men until he converted to Islam then killed them because they disrespected his faith.

Devon Arthurs told investigators he shot Jeremy Himmelman, 22, and Andrew Oneschuk, 18, because he had become angry about the world’s anti-Muslim sentiment and “wanted to bring attention to his cause,” according to a Tampa Police Department report obtained Monday by the Tampa Bay Times.

The report provides chilling new details about the shooting in the Hamptons at Tampa Palms complex and the hostage situation that unfolded afterward at the nearby Green Planet Smoke Shop.

Arthurs, 18, entered the smoke shop at 15325 Amberly Drive about 5:30 p.m. and removed a semiautomatic pistol from his waistband.

“Do me a favor and get the f— on the ground!” he yelled to a female employee and male customer, the report states. Arthurs asked the customer, “Why shouldn’t I kill you?”

A few minutes later, another customer entered the store and Arthurs ordered him to get on the ground. He told all three people in the store that he had already killed someone.

“He further informed all three victims that he was upset due to America bombing his Muslim countries,” the report by police Detective Kenneth Nightlinger.

Two Tampa police officers arrived about five minutes after the second customer entered the store. One of the hostages ran out of the store, and the officers were able to persuade Arthurs to let the other two leave. After several more minutes of negotiating, he surrendered and allowed the officers to place him in handcuffs.

Arthurs made references “Allah Mohammed” as officers walked him to a patrol car.

“I had to do it,” he said, according to the report. “This wouldn’t have had to happen if your country didn’t bomb my country.”

Asked if anyone else was hurt, Arthurs replied: ” The people in the apartment, but they’re aren’t hurt, they’re dead.”

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California DNC Cuts Maxine Waters Mic As She Leads Chant To”Impeach” President Trump…

Let her speak! Let her speak! Let her speak!

Duke Divinity School Ousts Un-PC Professor For Questioning ‘Racial Equity Training’

Just one more example of how free speech is being crushed in academia. Join the group-think or get out.

Via Breitbart:

Duke Divinity School has forced out a professor who refused to kowtow to the liberal academic zeitgeist in a latest example of the demise of free intellectual inquiry and expression on America’s college campuses.

The crime of Prof. Paul Griffiths, a professor at Duke Divinity School, was openly speaking his mind regarding a racial equity training program offered on campus. When one professor praised the program in a faculty-wide email, Griffiths responded in kind by advising his fellow professors to avoid the workshop as an “anti-intellectual” exercise in political correctness.

The row began in February, when Prof. Anathea Portier-Young, a scholar with expertise in “constructions of identity, gender, and ethnicity, and traditions of violence and nonviolence,” distributed an email to the Divinity School faculty urging her colleagues to participate in the “Racial Equity Institute Phase I Training.”

Ms. Portier-Young assured her coworkers that the weekend program would be “transformative, powerful, and life-changing.”

Quoting from the Racial Equity Institute’s guiding ideas, Portier-Young said that racism is “a fierce, ever-present, challenging force, one which has structured the thinking, behavior, and actions of individuals and institutions since the beginning of U.S. history.”

“To understand racism and effectively begin dismantling it requires an equally fierce, consistent, and committed effort,” she said.

Mistaking the mass email for an exercise in open dialogue, Prof. Griffiths replied with a faculty-wide email of his own, expressing his opposition to the workshop.

Since Ms. Portier-Young had “made her ideological commitments clear,” Griffiths said, he intended to do the same, “in the interests of free exchange.”

“I exhort you not to attend this training,” wrote Griffiths, who teaches Catholic Theology at Duke. “There’ll be bromides, clichés, and amen-corner rah-rahs in plenty,” he said, which would reflect “illiberal roots and totalitarian tendencies” and be “definitively anti-intellectual.”

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