Overnight Open Thread: “If Anything Ever Happens To Me…”: Fallen Navy Seal Inspires Parents Mission To Give Back

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From HuckFunn:

Navy Seal Lt. Cmdr. Jonas Kelsall was killed in Afghanistan doing the job that he always wanted to do. His legacy is “The Jonas Project”, a firm that his parents set up in Jonas’ honor to help veterans finance businesses when they complete their service.

Via Yahoo:

John Kelsall’s grief is masked by pride as he shows off the trident pin his son Jonas earned when he became a U.S. Navy SEAL. “It’s one of my most prized possessions,” he says.

“Lt. Cmdr. Jonas Kelsall was killed in action during a mission in Afghanistan in 2011 that took the lives of 30 Americans and a military service dog.

“He said, ‘If anything ever happens to me, know I’m doing what I love with the guys I love doing it with. And I wouldn’t want to do anything else,’” his father says.

Following his death, his parents established a nonprofit in his honor to give back to those who have served their country.

John and Teri Kelsall spoke with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about The Jonas Project and its mission to help returning veterans launch and grow their own businesses.

“The mentor is the most vital part of the program,” Teri Kelsall told Couric. “It’s a two-year commitment on the mentor’s part, who is a volunteer.”

“We want our veterans to feel like they can continue contributing in a positive way and still pursue their passion,”
says Jonas’ sister, Kim Kelsall Dossett, who is also a member of the Jonas Project’s team.”

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German State Wants To Hire More Foreign Police Officers To Combat Migrant Crime

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Oh, that will go well…

Via Daily Caller:

The German state of Bavaria is looking to hire more foreign police officers to deal with the growing immigrant population.

Bavaria has hired 159 foreign police officers over the past 23 years. This number will increase significantly over the next few years, according to Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann, in an attempt to better handle the growing immigrant population.

“Experience has shown that our officials with foreign roots have a better connection to foreign citizens,” Herrmann said at a press conference Monday. “Public servants of foreign origin are the best example of successful integration.”

Herrmann’s plan is to deploy the foreign officers in immigrant neighborhoods where large portions of the population don’t speak German.

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Florida Atlantic University Prof Praises Cutting Off Hands As Part Of Sharia Law

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‘Fauxchahontas’ Elizabeth Warren Bought Foreclosed Homes To Sell For A Quick Profit

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She’s been tweeting about how evil Trump is for buying houses during the bust to make a profit, when she actually did it herself.

Via National Review:

Before the crash that she blamed on speculators, Senator Elizabeth Warren made a bundle by flipping houses.

Nearly two years after Veo Vessels died, her daughter, 70-year-old Mary Frances Hickman, decided to sell the home her mother had left to her. A sprawling brick house in Oklahoma City’s historic Highland Park neighborhood, it was built in 1924, just a year after Mary’s birth.

Decades later, one of Vessels’ great-grandchildren fondly recalls the wood and tile floors, the fish pond, the butler’s quarters, and the multi-car garage where children played house.

“It was really, really nice,” says Hickman’s granddaughter, Andrea Martin. That’s part of the reason she’s so surprised her grandmother sold the home in 1993 for a mere $30,000. Despite a debilitating stroke, Martin says Hickman remained sharp, and she had always been business-savvy. As an Avon saleswoman, she had at times ranked among the top ten in the country. “So I don’t know why,” Martin says. “Maybe she just wanted out from underneath it, but to sell it for such a low number — I don’t know. Maybe she got bad advice, maybe she was just tired.”

The home’s new owner: Elizabeth Warren, today a Massachusetts senator who has built a political career on denouncing the sort of banking titans and financial sophisticates who make a buck off the little guy. Five months after purchasing Veo Vessels’ old home, Warren flipped the property, selling it for $115,000 more than she’d paid, according to Oklahoma County Property Assessor records.

Warren rose to political prominence in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis as a crusader against big banks and a dispenser of common-sense economic advice. She campaigned for the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, intended to shield people from the predations of the mortgage and credit-card industries, among others. In her 2006 book All Your Worth, co-authored with her daughter, Amelia, Warren lists as a top myth the idea that “you can make big money buying houses and flipping them quickly.” She has made a career out of telling people how to behave in financially responsible ways, and out of creating laws that will make it illegal for them to do otherwise.

Five months after purchasing Veo Vessels’ old home, Warren flipped the property, selling it for $115,000 more than she’d paid. But Warren bought and sold at least five properties for profit at a different time in her life, before the cratering economy and a political career made her a star. Her life story has been the subject of much interest, and her 2014 memoir, A Fighting Chance, chronicled her rise from humble beginnings in small-town Oklahoma and her struggle to make ends meet. It didn’t much mention, though, the early 1990s, years when her children were teenagers and she was once again happily married. These are years when she wasn’t yet the multimillionaire she is today, and, she has said, she was voting Republican.

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) Verbally Dismembers Harry Reid On The Senate Floor…

Harry Reid got slapped down and it wasn’t from an ‘exercise machine’…

Via The Hayride:

If you haven’t seen the video of the tongue-lashing that Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) delivered to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid after the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, we have it for you.

Cotton starts off talking about how, as a junior senator who gets some of the lousy jobs in the body, he has to preside over the senate in the early mornings and he doesn’t have a problem doing so other than that he’s forced to hear Reid deliver his speeches – “I am forced to listen to the bitter, vulgar, incoherent ramblings of the minority leader.”

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Hillary Failed To Report Several Hacking Attempts On Her Email, As She Was Required To Do

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Because she didn’t want inquiry into her private server. She also failed to cooperate with the State Department probe and had her aides not cooperate as well.

Via Washington Times:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a secret email to conduct official business broke a number of department policies, an inspector general concluded in a report sent to Capitol Hill Wednesday that also suggests she used the account to try to hide her communications from the public.

The 83-page report, obtained by The Washington Times, is devastating in its evaluation of Mrs. Clinton’s behavior, saying it can find no record of her getting approval from either security or legal staffers for her unique arrangement. The report also undercuts many of her campaign’s explanations for her use of the system, dismisses comparisons to her predecessors’ email use, and points to repeated hacking attempts that she failed to report.

After one of the 2011 hack attempts Mrs. Clinton’s tech staffer shut the server down for a few minutes, hoping that would solve the situation, but quickly warned top aides not to send Mrs. Clinton “anything sensitive” after the attempted breach, according to the report, which was obtained by The Washington Times.

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Black Man From South Side Of Chicago Charged With Hate Crime In Stabbing Of White Man On Chicago River Bridge…

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He will plead down to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

Via Chicago Tribune:

A Far South Side man has been charged with a hate crime after he stabbed a security guard who had just gotten off from work and was crossing the Washington Street Bridge in the West Loop, police said.

Leroy Willis, 45, of the 11000 block of South Wentworth Avenue, was charged Tuesday morning with aggravated battery, hate crime and aggravated attempted robbery in the attack against Todd Light, 49, police said.

Light, who works as a security guard at a downtown building, said he was taking a couple of minutes to relax by the river when Willis approached him.

The attacker yelled, “I hate (expletive) white people, give me your wallet,” and stabbed Light twice, he said. Light said he wrestled with Willis and managed to hold him and force him to drop the knife.

“I held him there and yelled until a passerby came and called the police,” Light said. “I’m really not sure how long I was sitting there yelling. Maybe a couple of minutes.”

Light was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He said his wounds were superficial.

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HT: Marathon Pundit

State Dept Sets New Single-Day Record For Syrian Refugee Approvals

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With 97% Sunni Muslim, and less than 1% Christian.

Via Washington Times:

The State Department admitted 80 Syrian refugees on Tuesday and 225 on Monday, setting a new single-day record as President Obama surges to try to meet his target of 10,000 approvals this year — sparking renewed fears among security experts who say corners are being cut to meet a political goal.

Officials insisted they’re moving faster because they’re getting better at screening, and say they’re still running all the traps on applicants.

But the new spike in numbers is stunning, with more people accepted on Monday alone than were approved in the entire months of January or February.

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“The Obama administration is on full throttle to admit as many people as possible before the time clock runs out on them,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies. “This is the classic scenario when political expediency trumps prudence, and someone slips through who shouldn’t have, and tragedy ensues.”

Powerless to stop the civil war in Syria, Mr. Obama has instead offered the U.S. as a safe haven for those fleeing the conflict, promising to accept 10,000 refugees between Oct. 1 and Sept. 30. As of Tuesday evening, he’d approved 2,540 — an average of about 10 applications a day.

To meet the 10,000 goal, that pace will have to spike to nearly 60 approvals a day.

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Trump Aide Accidentally Sends Plan To Attack Hillary Over Whitewater To A Reporter…

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Really not such a secret; I think it’s fair to say he will bring up as many of her dirty acts as he can.

Via NY Post:

Donald Trump wants to attack Hillary Clinton over the over the decades-old shady Whitewater real estate deal — a strategy inadvertently revealed when one of his top aides spilled the beans in an email sent to the wrong person.

Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks disclosed the plan when she sent an email detailing Team Trump’s intentions to Marc Caputo, a reporter for Politico, when she meant to send it to Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo.

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These Hollywood Fools Supported Venezuelan Socialism – Any Questions?

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Tweet Of The Day: ‘Penises’

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They wouldn’t let him say ‘penis’ because it’s ‘offensive’, but they will let men with penises in the ladies shower in school.

Leftists Riot Outside Trump Event In California – Arrests Made

Two in one week and it’s only Wednesday.

Via CBS:

Several people have been detained as police descend on the remaining protesters outside a Donald Trump rally in Anaheim.

Police on foot and on horseback were pushing the thinning group of several dozen protesters toward a residential area and away from the Anaheim Convention Center where Trump was speaking Wednesday afternoon.

Police had declared an unlawful assembly from a helicopter after shouting matches erupted between dozens of Trump opponents and a few Trump supporters.

The announcement Wednesday from a police helicopter came after shouting matches erupted between dozens of Trump opponents and a few Trump supporters outside the Anaheim Convention Center, where the candidate was speaking.

At one point a man with a megaphone screamed against immigrants who are in the country illegally and anti-Trump demonstrators threw plastic bottles.

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Hacker Who Claims To Have Breached Hillary Clinton’s Private Server Reaches Deal With Feds…

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Via Fox News:

The Romanian hacker who claimed he easily breached Hillary Clinton’s email server pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to two counts of computer hacking charges, as part of a deal with the Justice Department.

In exchange for a reduced sentence, Marcel Lehel Lazar – also known as Guccifer — has agreed to cooperate with federal authorities in the future.

Lazar pleaded guilty to the unauthorized access of a protected computer and aggravated identity theft, counts tied to his illegal intrusion into systems belonging to former U.S. government officials, including former Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Under the deal, Lazar faces seven years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines.

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Shady Couric Defends Selectively Edited Documentary On Guns…

Update to this story

Via Washington Examiner:

Yahoo news anchor Katie Couric is standing by her gun documentary, even after the discovery that it was selectively edited to make it appear as if she stumped gun advocates with a simple question about background checks.

In a statement to the Washington Examiner’s media desk, Couric said she is “very proud of the film.” She served as the film’s producer.

The documentary’s director, Stephanie Soechtig, told the Examiner, “There are a wide range of views expressed in the film. My intention was to provide a pause for the viewer to have a moment to consider this important question before presenting the facts on Americans’ opinions on background checks.”

“I never intended to make anyone look bad and I apologize if anyone felt that way,” Soechtig said.

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The Obama’s New House, Come January…

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Just as long as he’s out of the White House…

Via Daily Caller:

When the president and first lady leave the White House in January, they will move into a swanky mansion in the North West neighborhood of D.C., Politico confirmed Wednesday.

The eight-bedroom, nine-and-a-half-bathroom, 8,200-square-foot mansion in the Kalorama neighborhood is valued at an estimated $6.3 million, according to Redfin. After the Obamas enter through their marble foyer, they can relax in the home’s spacious backyard or enjoy a glass of pinot noir in the wine cellar.

The house is owned by NFL Executive Vice President of Communications Joe Lockhart and his wife Giovanna Gray Lockhart, who is the Washington editor of Glamour.

Somali Man Tries To Run Over Border Patrol Agent

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Via ABC15:

A Somali citizen tried to run over Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona after a high speed pursuit, according to federal investigators.

In April, investigators say Ahmed Elni Abdalla drove up to a checkpoint near Amado. When agents approached Abdalla’s car, he drove through the stop sign and tried to get away at a “high rate of speed.”

The high-speed pursuit continued up to Green Valley where agents were able to box in Abdalla’s car.

However, Abdalla allegedly refused to get out. When agents tried to break his car window, Abdalla drove right at agents who had to “jump out of the way in order to avoid being hit,” according to federal paperwork.

In December, another Somali citizen was detained by Border Patrol agents. Investigators say Omar Haji Mohamed was paid to help sneak people across the U.S. Border.

Fight For 15: Foxconn Replaces Workers With Robots…

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Even the third world is replacing workers.

Via BBC:

One factory has “reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots”, a government official told the South China Morning Post.
Xu Yulian, head of publicity for the Kunshan region, added: “More companies are likely to follow suit.”

China is investing heavily in a robot workforce.

In a statement to the BBC, Foxconn Technology Group confirmed that it was automating “many of the manufacturing tasks associated with our operations” but denied that it meant long-term job losses.
“We are applying robotics engineering and other innovative manufacturing technologies to replace repetitive tasks previously done by employees, and through training, also enable our employees to focus on higher value-added elements in the manufacturing process, such as research and development, process control and quality control.

“We will continue to harness automation and manpower in our manufacturing operations, and we expect to maintain our significant workforce in China.”

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Shady Couric: Audio Shows Katie Couric Deceptively Edited Interviews With Pro-Gun Activists…

Of course she did.

Via FreeBeacon:

The makers of a new Katie Couric documentary on gun violence deceptively edited an interview between Couric and a group of gun rights activists in an apparent attempt to embarrass the activists, an audio recording of the full interview shows.

At the 21:48 mark of Under the Gun a scene of Katie Couric interviewing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights organization, is shown.

Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the Virginia Citizens Defense League, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?”

The documentary then shows the activists sitting silently for nine awkward seconds, unable to provide an answer. It then cuts to the next scene. The moment can be watched here:

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