Four-Time Deported Illegal Alien Murders Wife With Hammer In Texas

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Sshhh! We’re not supposed to mention this!

Via Breitbart:

Breitbart Texas has exclusively confirmed that a man who confessed to murdering his wife with a hammer in Laredo, Texas is a four-time deported illegal immigrant who would not have been in the U.S. had he not been able to illegally cross back into the country multiple times from Mexico after his deportations. In addition, the Laredo Police Department continuously encountered the man in violent episodes with his wife, yet did not notify Border Patrol, according to federal agents who spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity.

Several federal agents who work under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity and identified the man as an illegal alien who had been deported on four previous occasions but continued to enter the U.S. illegally.

The Laredo Police Department admitted that this was the third violent encounter they had with the illegal immigrant and his wife. According to the federal agents who spoke with Breitbart Texas, the Laredo police did not notify Border Patrol that they were encountering a violent illegal immigrant. One federal agent told Breitbart Texas, “If the Laredo PD had notified Border Patrol, this woman would still be alive today. She is dead because officers of the Laredo PD failed to notify Border Patrol. Whether or not to notify Border Patrol agents is at the discretion of the individual police officer responding to the call. These officers chose not to call Border Patrol and a woman is dead now.”

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Tingles Marches For Hillary On The Fourth…

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Tingles wasn’t confined to the rope crowd.

Feds Get Serious Over Computer Hacking: Charges Pending In OPM Baseball Team’s Data Breach

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Feds have to preserve the integrity of the game.

Via The Hill

Federal investigators are recommending charges against at least one St. Louis Cardinals employee for allegedly intruding on a rival baseball team’s database, a report says.

The investigation accuses one or more Cardinals employees of accessing a Houston Astros database tracking player development, according to CNN.

It is also probing whether senior Cardinals management was aware of the spying.

CNN said one or more Cardinals front-office staffers might have violated federal law by accessing the Astros’ database, known as Ground Control.

The potential breach came after former Cardinals employee Jeff Luhnow left to be Houston’s general manager.

The investigation accuses the Cardinals of then unfairly prying into the Astros’ database amid concerns Luhnow had taken the Cardinals’ proprietary information to his new employer.

Luhnow has told investigators the Astros generated their own database system independently of his previous work in St. Louis.

Friday’s report follows the Cardinals’ announcement earlier this week that it had fired Chris Correa, the team’s director of scouting.

Correa was one of the investigation’s targets, CNN reported.

Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak refused comment on his former employee’s release Thursday.

“I can confirm he was on administrative leave and was terminated yesterday,” he said Friday.

“I think, at this time, it’s just best to understand that it’s an open investigation and any other comments are not in anybody’s best interest,” Mozeliak added.

CNN said the FBI’s Houston office has completed its inquiry and is now awaiting action from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

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Hillary Being Followed By #Benghazi, Her Minions Attempt Cover-Up….

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Cover-up in process:

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Hillary Controls Media, Pulling Them Along By Rope (No Kidding!)…Update: Hillary Team Responds To Criticism, “While GOP May Spin A Yarn…”

Media has been a lapdog to for Hillary Clinton. Her closeness to them has been revealed more in her emails, as it seems as though they are arranging/approving stories together.

But here she is, according to the NY Time’s Maggie Habermas, actually leading them along by the nose, on the end of a rope:


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Just enough space not to be able to ask any questions:
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Uh yeah, you lead them around like puppy dogs, and somehow that’s ‘a GOP yarn’? Try a new one…
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Hispanic Activists Burn American And Confederate Flags In Tampa To End “Racist Violence”

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The special and unique snowflakes didn’t advertise the event beforehand.

Via WTSP

On the eve of the anniversary of our nation’s independence, some gathered in protest and set fire to the American flag. The rally at Curtis Hixon Park was advertised to “End Racist Violence,” but the message was quickly lost as the stars and stripes went up in flames.

“I’m not sure what message that sent. We just organized the event to make sure people came here and had an outlet to express themselves. We didn’t plan every detail,” said Alekos Zambrano of Raices en Tampa. He organized the protest that brought out dozens.

After burning the American flag, the group found a confederate flag and also burned that. Members of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement spoke to the crowd saying the American flag and the confederate flag are one in the same. Jesse Nevel called the American flag “a piece of s—.”

“To us the Confederate flag and the American flag, those represent the same thing which is that this country, this social system was built on slavery and genocide,” said Nevel.

Others who came to support the intended message of the rally, did not support the flag burning. “It’s important to show solidarity with people of color because we’re all in this together. We all have a responsibility to try and make sure that people are safe and continue that American dream,” said Kathy Morris.

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80% Chance Joe Biden Will Run For President, Third Time’s The Charm…

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Run, Joe, Run!

Via CSM

Vice President Joe Biden has long harbored dreams of being president. He’s run twice before, clearly relishes political life, and has yet to rule out a third try – even as Hillary Clinton dominates in fundraising and in polls of Democrats.

After the death on May 30 of Mr. Biden’s beloved elder son, Beau, such talk was put on hold. But in recent days, speculation has begun to soar. New York businessman Jon Cooper, a former Obama fundraising bundler now working on a draft effort to get Biden into the race, told the Monitor Thursday that he puts the probability of Biden running at 80 percent.

“I’m as convinced as I can be that Joe Biden will be entering the presidential race,” said Mr. Cooper, who bases his assessment on signals from Biden’s inner circle, though he can’t name names.

Cooper has been sounding out potential donors, and already has commitments from five Obama contributors. On Thursday, Cooper signed on as national finance chair for an independent effort called Draft Biden 2016. Launched in March, the Chicago-based group has collected more than 100,000 signatures, and now has staff on the ground in early nominating states – Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. The group has also hired a national fundraising firm.

Biden could also find encouragement in a new CNN/ORC national poll released Wednesday. Without lifting a finger, he is running second in the Democratic field, at 16 percent. Though Biden is well behind former Secretary Clinton (57 percent), he’s in a statistical tie with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) of Vermont (14 percent), who has been campaigning hard and drawing crowds numbering in the thousands. Perhaps more important, Biden is national Democrats’ second-choice candidate, with 35 percent saying he’s their second choice and 14 percent choosing Sanders. If Clinton were to falter seriously, Democrats’ second-choice candidate could be the biggest beneficiary.

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Pizza For Patriots! Troops Overseas Getting Pizza For The Fourth Of July

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Via ABC:

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Nearly 10,000 American troops overseas are getting a slice of American pie for Independence Day.

Chicago-based Pizza 4 Patriots is sending 5,500 pizzas to troops in Afghanistan and Kuwait to give them a taste of home on the 4th of July.

The pizzas were donated by Buffalo-based Rich Products and delivered by DHL Express.

Pizzas 4 Patriots was created in 2008 when retired Master Sergeant Mark Evans and his son Kent had the idea to deliver freshly frozen pizzas to U.S. troops serving abroad to show appreciation for their service.

Since then, the program has sent more than 155,000 pizzas to U.S. military personnel overseas.

The Moment Everyone Has Been Waiting For: Obama Sends His Fourth Of July Tweet…

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Honolulu Is Considering Demolition Of World War I Memorial To Make Way For A Beach…

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Another chapter in the rewriting of history.

Via The DC

As America celebrates the 4th of July, and the world commemorates the centennial of World War I, one U.S. state is in danger of losing a memorial to its veterans killed in action.

The city of Honolulu is considering demolishing its official memorial to the fallen of World War I and moving a portion of the memorial across the street to the site of a separate remembrance plaque. Ten thousand service members from the then-Hawaiian territories fought in the Great War; 101 were killed.

Descendants of those killed are fighting the city over the fate of the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium. First opened in 1927, the salt water swimming pool fell into disrepair after years of neglect and was closed in 1979.

Despite being listed as a “national treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and recognized by the World War I Centennial Commission and American Battle Monuments Commission as unique among our national war memorials, it is under threat by interests who want to tear it down to make way for a beach and who cite the high cost of repairing it.

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5 Myths About 4th Of July

Via Time Magazine:

#1 Independence Was Declared on the Fourth of July.

America’s independence was actually declared by the Continental Congress on July 2, 1776. The night of the second the Pennsylvania Evening Post published the statement:”This day the Continental Congress declared the United Colonies Free and Independent States.”

So what happened on the Glorious Fourth? The document justifying the act of Congress-you know it as Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence-was adopted on the fourth, as is indicated on the document itself, which is, one supposes, the cause for all the confusion.

As one scholar has observed, what has happened is that the document announcing the event has overshadowed the event itself.

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Open Thread: Happy Independence Day!

There will be no white flag above our door. We’re in love and always will be.

Via Washington Examiner:

On Saturday, Americans will observe Independence Day, an annual rite celebrating the ideals of liberty upon which our country was founded.

Two-hundred and thirty-nine years ago, our founders pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to create a new nation unlike anything that had preceded it. Their new nation was built on the belief that God endowed every person with rights that no government can deny whilst claiming to rule with any color of legitimacy.

Unlike the solemn occasion of Memorial Day, which commemorates loss, Independence Day is defined by the joy and optimism about America that motivated the Founding Fathers to take the risks they did in order to declare independence. This is why it is celebrated with so many cheerful customs — picnics, baseball games, back yard barbecues, parades, fireworks and patriotic displays of the American flag.

Even so, many of Americans’ freedoms are under threat today. According to the Fraser Institute, the United States ranks 12th among countries in terms of its economic freedom, a decrease from past years that’s due in part to a decline in property rights and a rise in the costs imposed by government on businesses.

Another First Amendment right under attack is the freedom of speech. According to Reporters Without Borders, the U.S. now ranks 49th in the world in terms of freedom afforded to the press, an alarming decline from 20th place in 2010. Among the countries whose journalists enjoy more freedom are Namibia, El Salvador and Burkina Faso.

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We have many challenges now, and we will have many more in the future. We will have the time where we will be asked to ante up, to protect what the founders have given us in trust. Do not doubt that we will, for we are Americans. In liberating strife, we shall stand for America the Beautiful. May God shed his grace on us in our task.

HT: Infadelicious for Tribute To Founders Video

French ISIS Attacker Who Beheaded His Boss Was Radicalized By Hate Cleric Who Lives in Britain And Has History Of Terrorism

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Another prison convert. Update to this story.

Via The Daily Mail

The French ISIS fanatic accused of beheading his boss before placing his head on a spike was radicalised by a man living in Britain, it has emerged.

Frederic Jean Salvi, who is also known as ‘Ali’ and is believed to be linked to terror attacks in Paris and Indonesia, is currently working and living in Leicester, it has been reported.

Last week Salvi was accused of helping to radicalise Yassin Salhi, 35, who allegedly murdered his boss Herve Cornara before attempting to drive his van into a gas factory in Lyon.

According to the Daily Mirror, Salvi was not born a Muslim, but converted inside jail while serving time for drug trafficking in the early 2000s.

After his release in 2004 he began attending a mosque in Pontarlier, France, which was where Salhi also went to pray.

Salvi was kicked out of the mosque shortly afterwards for allegedly attempting to radicalise a group of eight men, one of whom was attacker Salhi.

He then disappeared, before emerging in Indonesia in 2010 where he was wanted in connection with a car full of explosives found in the capital Jakarta. The bomb failed to detonate, and Salvi again vanished.

French security officials also suspected him of bombing the Indonesian Embassy in Paris in 2012, but he was never arrested.

Speaking outside his semi-detached home in Leicester yesterday, where he is believed to live with his wife and five children, Salvi said: ‘The British authorities know where I am and have no problem with it.

‘They’ve been to see me a few times. It’s always the same two officers – I think they are Special Branch.

‘They came this week to ask if I knew anything about what happened in Lyon. I told them no.’

He later said: ‘I don’t want to talk to the media. Everything I have to say has already been said. I don’t have time for all of this.’

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Russia Says It Will Target Western Countries With Sanctions

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Transmission to Vladimir: Whatever.

Via CTV:

Russia will consider new selective retaliatory measures against some specific Western countries, the nation’s security chief said Friday, pointing at Finland as a possible target.

The tough statement appears to herald a new round in spiraling Russia-West confrontation over Ukraine. It followed a session of Russia’s Security Council chaired by President Vladimir Putin, who vowed to firmly resist Western pressure and ordered to draft a new response.

Russia may, for example, revise favourable conditions for Finnish timber traders in response to Helsinki’s refusal to issue a visa to the Russian lower house speaker, the council’s secretary, Nikolai Patrushev said. He added in televised remarks that Russia wouldn’t necessarily make the move, but wants to consider this and other retaliatory measures.

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Trumka, All In For Hillary, Goes After Pro-Sanders Union Leaders…

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Trumka decides which candidate gets endorsed by the Union.

Via Politico

Richard Trumka has a message for state and local AFL-CIO leaders tempted to endorse Bernie Sanders: Don’t.

In a memo this week to state, central and area divisions of the labor federation, and obtained by POLITICO, the AFL-CIO chief reminded the groups that its bylaws don’t permit them to “endorse a presidential candidate” or “introduce, consider, debate, or pass resolutions or statements that indicate a preference for one candidate over another.” Even “‘personal’ statements” of candidate preference are verboten, Trumka said.

The memo comes amid signs of a growing split between national union leaders — mindful of the fact that Clinton remains the undisputed favorite for the nomination — and local officials and rank and file, who are increasingly drawn to the Democratic Party’s growing progressive wing, for whom Sanders is the latest standard-bearer.

The South Carolina and Vermont AFL-CIOs have passed resolutions supporting Sanders, and some local AFL-CIO leaders in Iowa want to introduce a resolution at their August convention backing the independent senator from Vermont. More than a thousand labor supporters, including several local AFL-CIO-affiliated leaders, have signed on to “Labor for Bernie,” a group calling on national union leaders to give Sanders a shot at an endorsement.

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Greek Finance Minister Says Europe Can’t Afford To Let Free-Spending Greece Leave

A demonstrator rises his hand reading the word ''No'' as a Greek flag waves during a rally organized by supporters of the No vote in Athens, Friday, July 3, 2015. A new opinion poll shows a dead heat in Greece's referendum campaign with just two days to go before Sunday's vote on whether Greeks should accept more austerity in return for bailout loans. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Alternate headline: Country that won’t pay its bills says Europe can’t afford to let them be deadbeats by themselves.

Via Reuters:

Greece’s finance minister accused creditors of trying to “terrorize” Greeks into accepting austerity, warning Europe stood to lose as much as Athens if the country is forced from the euro after a referendum on Sunday on bailout terms.

After a week in which Greece defaulted, shuttered its banks and began rationing cash, Greeks vote on Sunday on whether to accept or reject tough conditions sought by international creditors to extend a lending lifeline that has kept the debt-stricken country afloat.

The left-wing government is urging a “No” vote, saying Greece’s European partners are bluffing when they warn that would mean a Greek departure from Europe’s single currency, with unforeseeable consequences for Greece, Europe and the global economy.

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Attention Citizens, Per Obama: Malia’s Birthday Makes July 4 ‘Extra Fun’

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Throw another piece of tofu on the grill.

Via IBD

President Obama’s weekly remarks:

Happy Fourth of July, everybody. Like many of you, Michelle, Sasha, Malia, and I are going to spend the day outdoors, grilling burgers and dogs, and watching the fireworks with our family and friends. It’s also Malia’s birthday, which always makes the Fourth extra fun for us.

As always, we’ve invited some very special guests to our backyard barbecue — several hundred members of our military and their families. On this most American of holidays, we remember that all who serve here at home and overseas, represent what today is all about. And we remember that their families serve, too. We are so grateful for their service and for their sacrifice.[…]

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Reporter Gets A Chance To Ask Hillary A Question, Asks What Her Favorite Ice Cream Flavor Is

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Reporters’ favorite sport? Softball of course..

Via The Blaze:

The question and answer session took place while Clinton was at an ice cream parlor in New Hampshire.

Earlier, the Democratic contender had asked reporters if they wanted some ice cream. A CNN reporter shot back, “How about instead of some ice cream, a question?”

“Aww,” Clinton pretend groaned, according to the pool report.

A photographer then asked her if she would name her favorite flavor ice cream.

“I like nearly everything,” Clinton responded.

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US Stockpiling Bunker-Buster Bombs In Preparation Of Iran Nuclear Talks Failing…

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Jimmy Carter gave an embassy to the Iranians, Obama is giving them nukes.

Via Stars and Stripes

As diplomats rush to reach an agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S. military is stockpiling conventional bombs so powerful that strategists say they could cripple Tehran’s most heavily fortified nuclear complexes, including one deep underground.

The bunker-busting bombs are America’s most destructive munitions short of atomic weapons. At 15 tons, each is 5 tons heavier than any other bomb in the U.S. arsenal.

In development for more than a decade, the latest iteration of the MOP — massive ordnance penetrator — was successfully tested on a deeply buried target this year at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The test followed upgrades to the bomb’s guidance system and electronics to stop jammers from sending it off course.

U.S. officials say the huge bombs, which have never been used in combat, are a crucial element in the White House deterrent strategy and contingency planning should diplomacy go awry and Iran seek to develop a nuclear bomb.

President Barack Obama has made it clear that he has no desire to order an attack, warning that U.S. airstrikes on Iran’s air defense network and nuclear facilities would spark a destabilizing new war in the Middle East, and would only delay Iran by several years should it choose to build a bomb.

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Reddit’s Users At War With Reddit’s Leftist Thought Policing CEO

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A Silicon Valley attorney, users on Reddit have dubbed her “Chairman Pao” and she has vowed to make Reddit a “safe space” for “marginalized voices”.

It may come as little shock to anyone reading this blog that Ellen Pao, before joining Reddit sued her last employer for gender discrimination after they fired her.

Via CNN:

On Friday, the social news site Reddit was on lockdown.

More than 100 subreddits on gaming, movies, science, etc. went dark for a few hours for the “Reddit Revolt,” a reaction to the news that Reddit’s communications director, Victoria Taylor, was let go on Thursday.

One of Taylor’s roles was coordinating the site’s wildly popular Ask Me Anything (AMA) series, where celebrities, political leaders, pop culture icons or simply people with interesting stories would answer questions from the Reddit community.

“IAmA,” a subforum within the AMA series that hosted President Obama in 2012 and astronaut Chris Hadfield, who was orbiting space during his online chat, was one of the first places on the site to shutdown in protest.

Taylor’s dismissal came as a shock to AMA moderators, who are volunteer users that help manage individual communities within Reddit. One moderator of IAmA shared that the news of Taylor leaving was like “a rug ripped out from underneath us.”

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