Black Lives Matter Protester Kills Himself On Steps Of Ohio Statehouse

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Via Daily Mail:

A Black Lives Matter activist killed himself on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse, say the authorities, but not before sharing his bitter last words on Twitter.

State Highway Patrol officials tell the Columbus Dispatch that MarShawn M. McCarrel II, 23, shot himself outside the front door of the Statehouse on Monday evening.

His last tweet read: ‘Let the record show that I pissed on the state house before I left.’

Lt. Craig Cvetan says McCarrel , who was from the Columbus suburb of Franklin Township, died at the scene. He was not a state employee.

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Open Thread: New Hampshire Primary Results

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We’ll let you know as we hear results coming in. Above is the count right now.

CNN: 41% of Democrats want the policies of Barack Obama to continue.

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Breaking: SCOTUS Blocks Obama’s Carbon Emissions Plan…

US PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA DELIVERS REMARKS ON EFFORTS TO REDUCE CARBON POLLUTION AND THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Nice!

Via CNBC:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by blocking federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the centerpiece of his administration’s strategy to combat climate change.

On a 5-4 vote, the court granted a request made by 27 states and various companies and business groups to block the administration’s Clean Power Plan. The move means the regulations will not be in effect while litigation continues over whether their legality.

Check Out The Shirts These Guys Wore Behind Hillary At CNN Townhall…

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Classic.

Via The Federalist:

Several members of the audience at a New Hampshire campaign event for Hillary Clinton sported some creative t-shirts, and they made sure TV cameras could capture their t-shirts while Hillary spoke. At least two men wore ‘Settle For Hillary’ t-shirts that utilized the official logo and font of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Jeff Bechdel, the communications director for America Rising, a Republican PAC focused on conducting and distributing opposition research, posted a television screenshot of the t-shirts on Monday night. Bechdel screencapped ABC News footage of Hillary’s event and posted a picture on Twitter:

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600 lb Pig Tries To Get Into Polling Place, Is Denied By Police…

Obviously he was bacon to get in, but they didn’t go for the hammy attempt.

Here he is chasing the police who wouldn’t let him in.

HT: Mashable

Email Reveals That ‘Atlantic’ Reporter Tailored Article To Clinton Spokesman’s Demands

That’s what stands out about the emails, the cosy relationship to dictating the press.

Via Mediaite:

An email obtained by a Gawker via FOIA request details how a reporter for The Atlantic agreed to a write an article that was tailored to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s specific demands.

In 2009, The Atlantic‘s Marc Ambinder emailed Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines asking for the text of a foreign policy speech Clinton was set to deliver later that day. “On two conditions,” Reines replied.

Ambinder agreed to the conditions before hearing what they were, responding “Ok.” Reines then laid out the conditions (“three, actually”):

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Twitter To Take On “Bullying” On Its Platform…

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Republicans likely to be the first ‘trolls’ banned.

Via Computer World:

Twitter is reaching out for help to curb abuse and harassment on its social network.

The company is forming what it’s dubbed the Twitter Trust & Safety Council, a group of safety advocates, academics and community groups focused on maintaining open dialogue on Twitter while preventing bullying and abuse.

Taking on harrassment and bullying has been a challenge for Twitter.

Just a year ago, Dick Costolo, who was CEO of Twitter at the time, said the company was struggling to take on harassing and abusive tweets, writing in a memo, “We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years.”

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Flint Michigan City Counsel Says Manslaughter Charges May Be Possible Over Water

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All Democrat town to blame Republicans for their misery.

Via Washington Post:

A special counsel appointed to investigate the lead contamination of Flint’s water says the harshest criminal charge could include involuntary manslaughter.

Todd Flood suggested manslaughter as a possibility during a meeting with reporters Tuesday. He says government officials might face that charge if they were grossly negligent in breaching a duty.

Flood and others appointed by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette remain in the early stages of their probe into the potential violation of civil or criminal laws. Flint’s water is contaminated from lead pipes, and experts have suggested a link between the city’s water switch and a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in which some people died.

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Florida Man Arrested For Throwing Alligator Through Wendy’s Drive-Thru Window…

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Really, truly, story is not a croc….

Via Time:

Joshua James has been arrested after allegedly tossing a 3-and-a-half-foot alligator into a Wendy’s drive-thru window. The Jupiter, Fla., resident pulled up to the drive-thru, received a drink from an employee and then threw the reptile into the restaurant, according to a report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The incident occurred in October, but the suspect was only recently taken into custody by U.S. Marshals.

James, who admitted to having picked up the alligator along the side of a road, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, illegally killing, possessing or capturing an alligator, and second-degree larceny petit theft, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office.

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Lefty Musicians Endorse Bernie Sanders: “He’ll Make All Of Our Dreams Come True”

Delusional.

Hacker Plans to Dump Alleged Details of 20,000 FBI And 9,000 DHS Employees..

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All apparently because of a mistake by the Justice Department.

Via Motherboard:

A hacker, who wishes to remain anonymous, plans to dump the apparent names, job titles, email addresses and phone numbers of over 20,000 supposed Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employees, as well as over 9,000 alleged Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees, Motherboard has learned.

The hacker also claims to have downloaded hundreds of gigabytes of data from a Department of Justice (DOJ) computer, although that data has not been published.

On Sunday, Motherboard obtained the supposedly soon-to-be-leaked data and called a large selection of random numbers in both the DHS and FBI databases. Many of the calls went through to their respective voicemail boxes, and the names for their supposed owners matched with those in the database. At one point, Motherboard reached the operations center of the FBI, according to the person on the other end.

One alleged FBI intelligence analyst did pick up the phone, and identified herself as the same name as listed in the database. A DHS employee did the same, but did not feel comfortable confirming his job title, he said.

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Triumph The Insult Dog Invades College Kids’ Safe Spaces…

HT Mediaite

Saudi Islamic Morality Police Arrest Sweet Shop’s Mascot For Costume “Showing Skin”…

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Via Daily Mail:

A man has been arrested in Saudi Arabia for wearing a cartoon costume of a woman showing skin.

The country’s morality police swooped on the suspect who was dressed as a mascot for the opening of a sweet shop in Kharaj city near the capital Riyadh.

He was accused of not complying with the strict Islamic dress code which requires women to cover themselves in public.

Pictures posted on social media show the giant mascot being apprehended by officers and the costume bundled in the back of the police car. [….]

The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, as it is officially known, is responsible for ensuring Islamic laws like those are not broken in public.

But it has repeatedly been accused of human rights violations.

In 2002, the committee refused to allow female students out of a burning school in the holy city of Mecca because they were not wearing correct head cover.

Sharpton Feeling The Bern? Sanders Headed To Harlem To Kiss Al’s Pinkie Ring…

A decrepit socialist groveling for a decrepit race pimp’s endorsement would make for some good entertainment.

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Top Intel Official Confirms ISIS Made, Used Chemical Weapons…

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Next stop: U.S.A.

Via Fox News:

The nation’s top intelligence official confirmed Tuesday that the Islamic State has succeeded in making and deploying chemical agents in Iraq and Syria — calling it the first such attack by an extremist group in more than two decades.

The confirmation of mustard gas use came during Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he spoke to the Islamic State’s growing sophistication online and in the battlefield.

He did not elaborate on where and when the chemical attacks occurred, though there has been mounting evidence the terror group was experimenting with chemical weapons.

“[The Syrian government] has used chemicals against the opposition on multiple occasions since Syria joined the Chemical Weapons Convention. ISIL has also used toxic chemicals in Iraq and Syria, including the blister agent Sulfur mustard,” Clapper said.

He said this marks the first time an extremist group has produced and used a “chemical warfare agent in an attack since Aum Shinrikyo used sarin in Japan in 1995,” referring to the Tokyo subway terror attack that year.

Indonesian Clerics Issue Fatwa Banning LGBT Advocacy Groups…

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SJW in despair.

Via Jakarta Post:

Following the recent controversy over LGBT groups on university campuses, an ulema group has paved the way for banning all activities that advocate freedom of sexual orientation.

The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has confirmed that it is currently preparing a fatwa, or a non-legally binding edict, that will recommend the prosecution of Muslims who join in LGBT-related activities.

MUI chairman Ma’ruf Amin told The Jakarta Post the government-sanctioned body was preparing the fatwa and was soon to announce it.

Ma’ruf said that as the MUI had earlier issued a fatwa declaring LGBT communities “religiously, culturally and morally deviant”, through this fatwa it was looking to ban Muslims from joining any groups promoting LGBT rights in Indonesia, a country with a majority Muslim population.

“We want Muslims to be cautious of LGBT [activities]. This is not about LGBT people, but more to do with their movements. There is a lot that is deviant about it,” Ma’ruf said recently, adding that the fatwa was an effective way of reminding Muslims about the “danger” of LGBT movements, which he noted had increased in recent years in Indonesia.

Ma’ruf said that the fatwa would also seek a ban on LGBT groups in Indonesia.

LGBT activities on campus came into the spotlight recently when conservative media coverage attacked the Support Group and Resource Center on Sexuality Studies (SGRC) at the University of Indonesia (UI), triggering hostile remarks from public officials including Research, Technology and Higher Education Minister Muhammad Nasir and Education and Culture Minister Anies Baswedan.

The hostility was exacerbated by a tough stance against LGBT rights from the country’s largest Islamic organization, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) — known for its moderate stance on minority issues — as well as from the traditionally inclusive National Awakening Party (PKB).

NASA Bans Word “Jesus”…

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Via Fox News:

The name of Jesus is not welcome in the Johnson Space Center newsletter, according to a complaint filed on behalf of a group of Christians who work for NASA.

The JSC Praise & Worship Club was directed by NASA attorneys to refrain from using the name ‘Jesus’ in club announcements that appeared in a Space Center newsletter.

“It was shocking to all of us and very frustrating,” NASA engineer Sophia Smith told me. “NASA has a long history of respecting religious speech. Why wouldn’t they allow us to put the name Jesus in the announcement about our club?”

Liberty Institute, one of the nation’s largest religious liberty law firms, threatened to file a federal lawsuit unless NASA apologizes and stops censoring the name ‘Jesus’.

The JSC Today newsletter is distributed electronically and includes a number of Space Center events – from salsa dancing lessons to soccer camp.

NASA issued a statement late Monday – that did not refute Liberty Institute’s charge.

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Lib Rag HuffPo: Black Kindergarteners Face Racism From White People in America…

Yes, really.

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Bernie Sanders Applied For Conscientious Objector Status To Avoid Vietnam War…

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I’m surprised he didn’t ask to join the North Vietnamese army.

Via Daily Caller:

Bernie Sanders was a pacifist during the Vietnam War and applied for conscientious objector status at the time, his campaign told ABC News.

“As a college student in the 1960s he was a pacifist,” campaign spokesman Michael Briggs said in an email. “[He] isn’t now.”

The information was confirmed after a Vietnam veteran wrote a letter to The Des Moines Register asking how a Democratic Socialist like Sanders, who did not serve in the military by applying for the conscientious objector status, could be commander in chief. Steve Wikert of Cedar Falls, Iowa writes in part:

I enlisted in the military while I was still in high school. Around that time Bernie Sanders’ draft board was deciding on his claim that he refused to do military service because he was a conscientious objector. He did so to avoid having to serve his country in the Vietnam War. Soon after he turned 26, too old to be drafted, and no longer needed ways to avoid the draft. Sanders was just settling down in his new home in Vermont in 1970-1971 while I served my country as a military policeman in jeep patrols in Vietnam.

The Burlington Free Press reported that Sanders’ conscientious objector status application was eventually rejected, but he was too old to be drafted at that point. He went on to become an anti-war activist from the 1960s through the 1970s.

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Vote Vermin Supreme, For A Free Pony!

Look, could you do any worse than a candidate who wears a boot on his head? Chris Christie only gives out hugs, this guy’s main promise is free ponies for all! Who doesn’t want that?