Oh, Noes… Climate Alarmists Claim Global Warming Is Causing People To Lose Sleep…

Simple solution… turn on your air conditioner.

Via USA Today:

Climate change is even getting in the way of a decent night’s sleep. Hotter nighttime temperatures are disrupting sleep patterns, a new study finds, with more sleep lost in the summer and among elderly and lower-income Americans.

It’s the largest real-world study yet to link lack of sleep and unusually warm nighttime temperatures, and the first to look at what that means in the future if global warming remains unchecked.

“In recent years, we found that unusually warm nights are associated with increased reports of nights of insufficient sleep,” said study lead author Nick Obradovich, who conducted much of the research as a doctoral student at the University of California San Diego.

In October 2015, an unusual heat wave hit San Diego, where not everyone has air conditioning. Obradovich and his colleague Robyn Migliorini noticed “friends and colleagues in grad school weren’t sleeping well at night — sheets off, tossing and turning in the heat — and as a result people were lethargic and somewhat grumpy,” he said. “It was pretty unpleasant.”

Spurred on by that experience, Obradovich found no one had studied sleep disruptions as a potential impact of climate change.

Researchers collected sleep data from 765,000 U.S. residents and compared the nights they reported trouble sleeping to temperature data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. They found that unusually warm temperatures led to three nights of poor sleep per 100 people per month.

Lower-income people suffered more sleep loss because they face tighter budgets than high-income individuals. “Running the air conditioning all night can be costly,” Obradovich said.

The study found that if global warming isn’t slowed by the end of the century, scorching temperatures could cost Americans several hundred million nights of lost sleep each year.

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German Finance Minister Responds To Manchester Attack: ‘Christians Can Learn From Muslim Migrants’

Herr Schäuble is seriously deluded. He says this on the very day that muslim fanatics slaughtered 26 Christians in Egypt, on the first day of Ramadan.

Via Breitbart:

The growing number of Muslims in Germany represents not a threat but a learning opportunity, said Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, discussing Islam in the wake of the Manchester attack.

“It is fanaticism, not only in Islam, that leads to terrible crimes,” he said, speaking on German public radio station Deutschlandfunk Wednesday evening, when asked about the Islamist attack in which 22 mostly young people, including an eight-year-old girl, lost their lives.

“It is certainly a misunderstanding of religion when belief slips into fanaticism or, at worst, violence.

“The world’s great religions all preach the message that one must look upon others as their sisters and brothers, and that one must live with the other because man cannot live alone,” Schäuble told presenter Christiane Florin.

“‘Islam is part of Germany’ is a sober, factual statement,” the minister remarked, commenting on sentiments voiced by Chancellor Angela Merkel on more than one occasion – which are not shared by the majority of Germans.

“Anyone who denies this denies reality and is therefore not suited to being a politician, because politics begins with the confrontation of reality,” he added.

The country’s rapidly growing Muslim demographic presents an “opportunity” for “Christians, and all who live in Germany”, Schäuble stated, adding: “We can learn from them.

“Many human values are very strongly realised in Islam. Think of hospitality, and other things like, what is there… And also tolerance, I believe, for example.”

Awesome: Secretary Of State Tillerson Declines To Host Ramadan Event At State Department

Thank you, Secretary Tillerson.

Via Reuters:

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, two U.S. officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 years.

Since 1999, Republican and Democratic secretaries of state have nearly always hosted either an iftar dinner to break the day’s fast during Ramadan or a reception marking the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the month, at the State Department.

Tillerson turned down a request from the State Department’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs to host an Eid al-Fitr reception as part of Ramadan celebrations, said two U.S. officials who declined to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

According to an April 6 memo seen by Reuters, the office – which typically initiates such events – recommended that Tillerson hold an Eid al-Fitr reception.

His rejection of the request suggests there are no plans this year for any high-profile Ramadan function at the State Department. The month of fasting and prayer for Muslims gets under way in many countries on Saturday.

When asked by Reuters to comment on Tillerson declining a request to host an Eid al-Fitr event in July for Ramadan, a State Department spokesperson said:

“We are still exploring possible options for observance of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. U.S. ambassadors are encouraged to celebrate Ramadan through a variety of activities, which are held annually at missions around the world.”

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Overnight Open Thread: Trump Visits With Moms Of Fallen Soldiers At Arlington

Trump was visiting among others, the grave of DHS Secretary Kelly’s son, Robert, who had been killed in Afghanistan. He took time to talk with some of the moms who were there remembering their sons.

Via Fox News Insider:

President Trump took a detour during his trip to Arlington National Cemetery in order to visit the graves of those Americans lost in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Trump took a walk over to Section 60, which is dedicated to those who gave their lives in service from 2001 to the present.

Grieving family members were proud to see Trump and Vice President Pence visit.

A woman told Trump about her son who was killed overseas.

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Students Furious Over Release Of Video Showing Their Temper Tantrum At Evergreen State College

They should have worn masks the same as the other cool agitators.

Via The College Fix:

A new video has surfaced of students this past week at Evergreen State College yelling and ranting about everything from “racist white teachers” and “white-ass administrators” to “black power!” during a so-called “meeting” with President George Bridges and other college administrators.

Apparently, the activists are not pleased that this recording made its way to the Internet at large.

One of the demands listed by Evergreen students, and addressed by President Bridges, is that something be done to resolve the “theft” of the video:

“We demand that the video created for Day of Absence and Day of Presence that was stolen by white supremacists and edited to expose and ridicule the students and staff be taken down by the administration by this Friday.”

Next steps:

Based on conversations with the Attorney General’s office, the most likely course of action requires an investigation. We commit to launching an extensive forensic investigation of the theft of this video and to determining who stole it from the student. If that investigation yields a suspect, we will seek criminal charges against the individual in consultation with the Attorney General.

Good luck with that one.

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MSNBC Analyst Shocks Host By Insisting Jared Kushner Is A Russian Agent

As opposed to the Podestas who actually got hundreds of thousands from Russia, including Tony Podesta for fighting against Russian sanctions? That’s what an actual Russian agent does.

Via Daily Caller:

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle was taken aback on Monday when an analyst for the network insisted that President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is a Russian agent.

“You really think he wants to be a Russian agent? I mean that’s kind of a stretch,” Ruhle said during her exchange with Naveed Jamali, an MSNBC analyst who has written about his work as a former FBI double agent.

Jamali weighed in on the latest reports that Kushner proposed opening up a secret backchannel with the Russian government during a December meeting at Trump Tower with Russia’s ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.

Kushner, who is one of Trump’s closest advisers, is reportedly a person of interest — though not a target — in the FBI’s probe of Russian election meddling.

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Report: Democrats Attack, Threaten TX GOP Lawmaker After He Calls ICE On Illegal Aliens

Democrats supporting illegal aliens breaking the law, then break the law themselves in so doing.

Via Red Alert Politics:

Tempers flared in at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on Monday afternoon when a debate over tightening immigration laws (i.e. Senate Bill 4) turned into a scuffle filled with ungentlemanly language and threats.

It all began after State Rep. Matt Rinaldi (R-Irving) said he called U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on hundreds of protesters dressed in red t-shirts chanting in opposition to the immigration law.

Rinaldi said in a statement on Facebook that after his actions enraged state Rep. Poncho Nevarez (D-Eagle Pass) and other Hispanic lawmakers to where his life was threatened. He’s now under protective custody by the Department of Public Safety.

“Today, Representative Poncho Nevarez threatened my life on the House floor after I called ICE on several illegal immigrants who held signs in the gallery which said ‘I am illegal and here to stay.’” Rinaldi wrote noting that several Democrats encouraged the protesters to break the law. “When I told the Democrats I called ICE, Representative Ramon Romero physically assaulted me, and other Democrats were held back by colleagues.”

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Japan: With U.S., “We Will Take Specific Action To Deter North Korea.”

Kim will never be as sad as when they finally lose patience with him. And that patience may be at an end.

Via Fox News:

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to take action against North Korea after Pyongyang’s missile test on Sunday ended in the Sea of Japan.

Abe addressed the situation in a brief televised address on Monday: “As we agreed at the recent G7, the issue of North Korea is a top priority for the international community,” according to Reuters.

“Working with the United States, we will take specific action to deter North Korea.”

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Denver Post Fires Sportswriter Terry Frei After Racially Insensitive Tweet About Indy 500 Winner

Via The Denver Channel:

The Denver Post announced Monday it had fired its sportswriter, Terry Frei, a day after he made a racially-insensitive remark about Japanese driver Takuma Sato winning the Indianapolis 500 Sunday.

“Nothing specifically personal, but I am very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during a Memorial Day weekend,” Frei tweeted out Sunday afternoon.

His tweet immediately set off a storm online, leading to Frei quickly deleting the tweet and sending out another message: “I apologize.”

About three hours later, Frei sent out a lengthier explanation for the original tweet, saying he had been visiting his father’s grave site at the Fort Logan National Cemetery. Frei said his father spent four years flying reconnaissance missions over Japan.

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Huckabee To Media: ‘Suck It Up, Buttercup – We’ve Got A New President’

Media still in denial.

Via Fox News:

Mike Huckabee told the mainstream media to “suck it up” and get over the fact their chosen candidate, Hillary Clinton, lost in 2016.

Huckabee criticized headlines like “Knives Are Out for Reince” and several others predicting that advisers like Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway and Gen. H.R. McMaster are on the verge of being fired.

“I want to remind them: Hillary lost, Trump won,” he said. “You may not like it. You may not agree with his policies. But, suck it up buttercup, because this is what we will experience.”

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Murdered Virginia Drug Enforcement Officer Called “Superman”

Killed by a career criminal.

Via WISTV:

A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was remembered Sunday as a man dedicated to improving the lives of children.

Michael T. Walter, 45, died early Saturday, hours after being shot while patrolling in the Mosby Court complex, which has had six homicides and 19 non-fatal shootings this year alone.

“I just shook my head and said ‘not again’,” said Darlene Crutchfield, who saw Walter’s body lying on the ground near where her 34-year-old son was killed in 2015.

The death of the former Marine and father of three also shocked the central Virginia community of Powhatan, where Walter was well known for the youth wrestling organization he founded.

Steven Stone, who coached with Walter, described him as an “irreplaceable” father figure and a believer in second chances. He wanted to make the sport available to kids of all economic backgrounds, Stone said, recalling how excited Walter was when he secured a grant that enabled lower- income kids to wrestle.

“We never thought that Mike of all people, that this would happen to him,” Stone said Sunday. “You would think he was Superman.”

The Philadelphia native had been promoted to special agent in 2010 and was working in drug enforcement in the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Richmond field office. He is survived by a wife and two sons- ages 14 and 9- and a 6-year-old daughter, said State Police Superintendent Col. Steven Flaherty.

Walter was shot Friday night while patrolling with a City of Richmond police officer. They spotted a car pull up to a curb and pulled in behind it. The Richmond officer went to speak to the driver, while Walter approached the passenger side. A single shot rang out, and Travis Ball took off running, prompting an overnight manhunt by eight local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

The Richmond officer was not injured, police said. The car’s driver was detained. A handgun was recovered at the scene.

Ball, who is black, was arrested Saturday in Virginia’s Northern Neck region about an hour after the white officer’s death.

The 27-year-old is being held without bond on charges that include malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Additional charges are pending. His lengthy record includes convictions for assault and battery, cruelty to animals, unauthorized use of a vehicle and violating his probation, court records show.

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On Memorial Day, Leftist Site Smears Marines As Having ‘Toxic Masculinity Problem’

Yeah, that toxic masculinity problem has saved your bacon more than once.

Via Daily Caller:

Left-wing website Vox attacked the Marine Corps for its “toxic masculinity problem” on Memorial Day, the national holiday dedicated to honoring the American men and women who died serving their country in the armed forces.

The liberal website, a personal favorite of Barack Obama with a reputation for butchering simple facts, claimed the Marine Corps has a “well-earned reputation for being a fraternity that often marginalizes or mistreats female troops.”

The author, Vox staff writer Alex Ward, does not appear to be a military veteran, although his current Twitter profile picture does show him drinking a very masculine-looking glass of lemon water.

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Vandals Steal American POW-MIA Flags From Johnson City, Tennessee Veterans Memorial

Time to call out the Clinch Mountain militia.

Via Johnson City Press:

Disgusting.”

“Sickening.”

“Shocking.” And “vile.”

Those were just a few of the adjectives used to describe the vandalism of a flag pole and theft of two flags at the Washington County/Johnson City Veterans Memorial.

Brenda Barnette, chairwoman of the memorial’s board, said she received a call around 3 p.m. Sunday, the day before Memorial Day, telling her the American and POW/MIA flags had been stolen from the memorial for a second time.

“It’s a boot in the face of freedom, veterans and our families who sacrifice and serve,” Barnette said.

“It’s heartbreaking really, I mean to think that somebody lives in our community who doesn’t revere our freedom like we do. It’s kind of beyond vandalism, because symbolically they’re taking the freedom that these people sacrificed and exercising it in a very fallacious way.”

Just three months ago, the same thing occurred; the flagpole’s latch was broken open and both flags stolen.

In both cases, a parks and recreation maintenance worker noticed the flags and contacted police.

Although the flagpole’s latch wasn’t as damaged as it was during the Feb. 23 occurrence, the vandal likely used a thin screwdriver or similar tool both times to pry the lock open and access the cable pulley.

Allen Jackson, who also serves on the memorial’s board, said he should be able to fix the flagpole’s latch and replace the $150-plus flags by sunrise before the Memorial Day services.

Regardless, Barnette said the annual Memorial Day program at the Washington County/Johnson City Veterans Memorial would go on as planned at 6 p.m.

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HT: The Daily Caller

Trump Set To Roll Back Obama’s Cuba Policies

Good principle by which to operate: if Obama did it, roll it back!

Via Daily Caller:

President Donald Trump is set to announce a rollback of former President Barack Obama’s policies toward Cuba, The Daily Caller has learned.

Two sources told TheDC that the development is due to the behind-the-scenes efforts of Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez and Republican Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart.

This information coming from an anti-embargo group was confirmed Sunday by John Kavulich of the nonpartisan U.S. – Cuba Trade and Economic Council. “The Trump Administration has been ‘ready’ since February 2017 to announce changes, but issues unrelated to Cuba have intervened,” Kavulich said.

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The US Military Has A Whole List Of EPA Rules It Wants To Get Rid Of

Moonbat heads exploding.

Via The Daily Caller:

The Pentagon wants the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to repeal, modify or clarify nearly two dozen regulations that create extra layers of red tape and compliance for military operations.

EPA has been accepting public comments since April on which regulations should be rescinded or modified. The Department of Defense was quick to submit a draft memo to EPA in April detailing 22 regulations they want to see repealed or change.

In one instance, the Pentagon asked the EPA to modify a regulation on hazardous emissions from internal combustion engines. That rule requires military maintenance crews to change engine oil and filters every 500 hours of use a year, which applies to all sorts of equipment, from tractors to bulldozers to lawnmowers.

The Pentagon said the rule is an unnecessary burden since “[m]any times the oil does not need to be changed annually.”

“The requirement in this regulation to replace the oil at least annually may force the replacement of good oil before it is necessary, resulting in excess spending and waste,” the Pentagon noted in its comment to EPA.

The Pentagon also wants EPA to repeal all agency guidances that did not go through the rulemaking process. The Pentagon noted how EPA has used guidances to circumvent the traditional rulemaking process, which violates federal law.

“EPA cannot rely on policy and guidance as if it carries the weight of law, unless the policy/guidance has properly undergone an Administrative Procedures Act-approved rulemaking process,” the Pentagon wrote.

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Trump: North Korea Has Shown ‘Great Disrespect For China’ With Latest Missile Launch

Bringing China into the equation to press them more.

Via Daily Mail:

President Trump said Monday that North Korea has shown ‘great disrespect’ to China with its latest missile launch.

Jumping back into foreign policy after returning from his first overseas trip, Trump endeavored to drive a wedge between hermetic North Korea and its political benefactor – following futile efforts by the U.S. to get it to back off its aggressive actions.

‘North Korea has shown great disrespect for their neighbor, China, by shooting off yet another ballistic missile…but China is trying hard!’ Trump tweeted.

North Korea’s latest launch landed into the Sea of Japan, in a provocation toward one of the United States’ closest allies.

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Manchester Attacks: MI5 Probes Bomber ‘Warnings’

Purge the watch list.

Via BBC:

MI5 is to hold an inquiry into the way it dealt with warnings from the public that the Manchester suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, was a potential threat.

The security service, which was alerted to Abedi’s extremist views three times prior to last Monday’s attack, will examine how it dealt with the warnings.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said it was right for MI5 to review its processes.

Early on Monday a man, 23, was arrested in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, on suspicion of terrorism offences.

Greater Manchester Police said they had also executed search warrants at addresses in the Whalley Range area of Manchester and in Chester overnight.

In all, 14 men are now being questioned in connection with the investigation into the attack.

On Sunday, two men were arrested in Manchester – a 19-year-old man in Gorton and a 25-year-old man in the Old Trafford area.[…]

MI5 has launched a “post incident investigation” into how the Manchester bomber was overlooked, while a separate report is being prepared for ministers and those who oversee the work of the service.

A Whitehall official said previously that Abedi was one of a “pool” of former subjects of interest whose risk remained “subject to review” by the security service and its partners.

Born in Manchester to Libyan parents. BBC Newsnight reported that when Abedi was 16 he fought against the Colonel Gaddafi regime with his father during the school holidays.

It was while at Manchester College that two people who knew Abedi have confirmed they made separate calls to an anti-terrorism hotline to warn the police about his extremist views.

One of the mosques attended by Abedi and his family in Didsbury, south Manchester, has said it has a “lot to learn” to deter young people from extremist ideologies.

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James Rosen: ‘Sheer Scale’ Of Obama Admin Spying Violations Against Americans ‘Staggering’

This isn’t for what our military fought and died. And most of MSM is completely ignoring it.

Via Real Clear Politics:

House Republicans call for answers; Fox News chief Washington correspondent James Rosen reports from Washington:

JAMES ROSEN: [House Democratic Leader] Pelosi confessed ignorance of this week’s disclosure that the National Security Agency for at least five years under the Obama administration systematically violated Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights…

Civil liberties groups said the disclosures should factor into lawmakers’ decision at year’s end about whether to reauthorize the NSA collection program that witnessed the abuses…

The sheer scale of the 4th Amendment violations is staggering, as was the sternness of the rebuke of the Obama administration by the FISA court, which ordinarily approves 99.9% of the government’s request.

As of a few minutes ago, this story had not been covered by the Washington Post, the New York Times or any of the three broadcast networks.

Paris Mayor Condemns Black Feminist Festival, Says It Bars Whites

Tolerance and diversity.

Via Helena IR:

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has strongly criticized a black feminist festival in Paris that bans non-black people in large parts of the event, saying she might call for the prosecution of its organizers on grounds of discrimination.

In a series of angry tweets Sunday, Hidalgo said she will call on authorities to ban the three-day July cultural festival that she said was “forbidden to white people.”

France defines itself on its revolutionary values of uniting under one common national identity, regardless of race and religious differences, with laws to stop discrimination based on race.

The Nyansapo Festival organizers say that “we have chosen to put the accent on how our resistance as an Afro-feminist movement is organized.”

Sharpton: African-Americans Who ‘Don’t Trust’ Trump To Protect Them From White Supremacists Increasingly Buying Guns

Who is protecting the African-Americans in Chicago?

Via Breitbart:

Sunday on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” host Al Sharpton said African-Americans diverse in age and gender are now increasingly taking up legal arms because “They don’t trust the Trump administration to protect them from the rise of white supremacists aggression that we have seen in the past year.”

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