Hillary begs to differ.
Deir Ezzor, Syria (6:20 A.M.) – A bizarre series of events took place inside the Deir Ezzor Governorate on Friday after the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) accidentally detonated one of their own car bombs.
The premature detonation took place inside the Deir Ezzor Governorate town of Al-Hosan and it resulted in the immediate death of over 10 Islamic State terrorists, local opposition activists reported on Friday afternoon.
In addition to the death toll, the car bomb destroyed the Islamic State’s weapons depot inside the town of Al-Horan, causing a massive explosion that could be heard from several kilometers away.
Hillary Clinton, Wife Of Bill Clinton, Attacks Trump For “Loving Beauty Contests, Hanging Around With Them”…
Michael Moore’s cholesterol addled brain calls this Hillary’s, “exquisite sense of humor.”
Hillary Clinton: And one of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest. He loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them. And he called this woman Miss Piggy. Then he called her Miss Housekeeping, because she was Latina. Donald, she has a name.
(WGNS) – School officials have dropped most of the Tennessee middle school social studies standards involving Islam as part of newly proposed standards.
The Kingsport Times-News reports that an entire section on Islam currently taught to seventh-graders has been removed from the state Board of Education’s draft, which went online for public review Sept. 15. Most of the sections involving Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and other religions have remained in the draft in some form.
Public comment is open through Oct. 28. A Standards Recommendation Committee will make the ultimate recommendation for new social studies standards to the board in early 2017, with implementation taking place in the 2019-20 school year.
The State Board of Education Director of Policy and Research says the new standards are more manageable and “age-appropriate.”
Soros-funded agitators garner support from the national media.
As demonstrators took to the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, last week over the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, residents of the northeast region of the state contended with troubles that went largely unnoticed by the rest of the country.
Remnants of Tropical Storm Julia dumped 17 inches of rain over a three-day period, leading Gov. Pat McCrory to declare a state of emergency in 11 counties.
McCrory on Monday visited Bertie County, where water rescue teams helped 138 people stranded in homes and vehicles, including 61 residents and staff from a nursing home in Windsor. While the nation’s eyes were on Charlotte, McCrory said he tried to bring up the flood to “the national audience.”
“I let the national audience know, ‘Yeah, we have a serious problem with 300 protesters in Charlotte, but we have a real problem with thousands of people right here in Bertie County, several thousand here in Windsor. And they need your help now more than ever,’ ” McCrory told a crowd of Bertie County residents during a news conference.
He didn’t stop there. He asked North Carolina Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry how much had been spent on the flood; as of Monday, it was $250,000, Sprayberry responded.
“Sadly, we have had to spend over $1 million on 300 protesters for three nights,” McCrory said. “So, we’d like to stop spending that money, and it looks like we are redeploying out of Charlotte, and hopefully … we’ve still got money in our reserves for disaster relief, and we are going to see how best we can use this to help the people of this great county.”
Shockingly, when he held a “black lives matter” sign in a white neighborhood nobody attacked him.
HT: Daily Caller
He then apologized a second time for not saying “black lives matter” in his initial apology.
Via College Fix:
You can think that “all lives matter” – you just can’t say it.
The outgoing president of the National Association for College Admission Counseling faced an uproar after he spoke the forbidden phrase of solidarity with humanity, regardless of a person’s race or creed, at the group’s conference Thursday.
Inside Higher Ed reports that Phillip Trout’s initial apology statement did not include the talismanic phrase “black lives matter.” He simply apologized for having “offended and hurt so many people” with words that are “not right,” and promised the association’s board would spend more time “addressing issues of race and human relations.”
Apparently the social-media grousing against Trout (much of it private on Facebook) did not subside with that apology. By Saturday, when Trout handed the baton to incoming President Nancy Beane, he issued a second apology from the stage:
“At Thursday’s opening general session, I wanted to acknowledge all the violence occurring in our communities along with a statement of sympathy and solidarity for all those affected that should have used the words ‘Black Lives Matter,’ ” Trout said. “I regret that my insensitive statement caused hurt and offense and that the impact of my message of inclusion and respect actually had the opposite effect. I am sorry to have hurt the feelings of so many people, and I offer you my sincerest apology.
So it’s cool for Kaepernick to disrespect the flag, that’s his constitutional right, but it isn’t cool for this bar owner to express his? Alrighty, now…
NC Sheriff’s Firearms Training Simulator Deemed Racist Despite 60% Of The “Attackers” Being White, Only 15% Black…
This isn’t Mayberry, Toto.
Via Bearing Arms:
North Carolina’s Guilford County Sheriff’s Department has a new way of preparing for different gun-related scenarios. The department just received a new gun simulator to replace an older, 1980s version.
The simulator comes with 700 pre-recorded scenarios for deputies to work through. Each scenario plays on a projector screen. The deputy has to use a gun with a laser to shoot.
“Because if you can prepare people on what can happen and what may happen, it’ll give them a better response,” Sergeant Larry Grittion said.
Guilford County Sheriff’s Department has also opened up the simulator to first time gun owners and those who are undergoing training requirements to obtain their concealed carry permit.
The decision for the simulator was made in April. The Guilford County Board of Commissioners voted 7-2 to purchase the training device for the Guilford County Sheriff.
Initially, the simulator received criticism from those concerned about racial implications. Although the scenarios depict people of different ethnic backgrounds, deputies say the person’s skin color doesn’t matter.[…]
According to a breakdown provided to commissioners back in April, the simulator depicts an attacker as being:
Caucasian 60 percent of the time.
African American 15 percent of the time.
Hispanic 15 percent of the time.
Asian five percent of the time.
Middle Eastern five percent of the time.
A total of $51,850 in federal forfeiture funds was spent on the simulator.
HT: Law Officer
Start policing your own neighborhoods and stop with the ‘snitches, get stitches’ mentality.
The NAACP along with several other community activist groups are speaking out about a 4-year-old boy’s tragic death.
On Monday, community activists called for the person responsible for the little boy’s death to come forward.
The activists also asked for more police presence in the community, saying they don’t think police are doing enough to support the grieving family and the community.
“Right now we have one mother, one grandmother that’s grieving. It would be careless for us as a community not to come together to avoid another mother and grandmother to be grieving at the hands of violence,” said community activist Le’Darius Hilliard.
Following that presser the group decided to walk the neighborhood on an effort to try and get answers.
In the last few minutes, councilors and more police arrived before the vigil for the little boy.
Oh hell no and I am US Army retired. You join the military; the military doesn’t join you. Want to change the world, join the Peace Corps.
“The Few. The Proud,” may soon end as the U.S. Marine Corps‘ recruiting slogan.
Americans have seen the Marines’ classic slogan in television ads and in recruiting material since 1977, but a new generation is primed for something different. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller has approved an advertising campaign that gives writers permission to discard the tagline.
“‘The Few, The Proud,’ does a great job distinguishing ourselves from the other branches and making us prestigious to recruits, but it doesn’t say anything about what we do or why we exist,” Lt. Col. John Caldwell, a spokesman for Marine Corps Recruiting Command, told the Marine Corps Times on Monday. “The new products are going to frame everything that we do as a fight — a fight that we intend to win.”
Other popular slogans the branch of service have used over the past four decades include “If Everybody Could Get In The Marines, It Wouldn’t Be The Marines,” and “We’re Looking for a Few Good Men,” although the officer said the new campaign is not linked with efforts to incorporate women into combat jobs.
No ‘peaceful protests’ planned.
Birmingham police have arrested a suspect in the shooting that killed a 4-year-old boy in Ensley on Sunday.
Police said Joseph Lewis, 27, is in custody for the murder of Rodriquez Ferguson, the child who police say was an innocent bystander caught in the crossfire.
Lewis, from Tarrant, is being held without bond in the Jefferson County Jail on a charge of murder.
The shooting took place in the 1600 block of 31st Street in Ensley. Police say the suspect was upset about an argument over a cellphone.
Investigators believe Rodriquez was caught in the crossfire when the suspect and another individual started exchanging shots.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said Ferguson died at Children’s of Alabama.
In a news conference on Tuesday, Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper said this case was the department’s highest priority since it happened on Sunday, Sept. 25.
Roper said they obtained a warrant for Lewis on Monday and arrested him on Tuesday at 10:55 a.m. He said they had help from the family and community in identifying Lewis as the suspect and tracking him down.
“It doesn’t bring back this wonderful kid’s life, but from my meeting with the family, they wanted this man arrested and they wanted him arrested as quickly as possible,” Roper said in a news conference about the arrest on Tuesday afternoon.
Roper said they narrowed Lewis’ location down to two places, knocked on a door and were met by profanity on Tuesday morning. They knocked again, heard more profanity, and kicked down the door to take Lewis into custody.
Roper said the Birmingham Crime Reduction Team arrested Lewis, who didn’t resist. He was taken to the Birmingham Police Department’s headquarters, where he is being questioned.
Two words: Piss off.
The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva.
This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a body that reports to the international organization’s High Commissioner on Human Rights. The group of experts, which includes leading human rights lawyers from around the world, presented its findings to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, pointing to the continuing link between present injustices and the dark chapters of American history.
“In particular, the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States remains a serious challenge, as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent,” the report stated. “Contemporary police killings and the trauma that they create are reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynching.”
Citing the past year’s spate of police officers killing unarmed African American men, the panel warned against “impunity for state violence,” which has created, in its words, a “human rights crisis” that “must be addressed as a matter of urgency.”
The panel drew its recommendations, which are nonbinding and unlikely to influence Washington, after a fact-finding mission in the United States in January. At the time, it hailed the strides taken to make the American criminal justice system more equitable but pointed to the corrosive legacy of the past.
“Despite substantial changes since the end of the enforcement of Jim Crow and the fight for civil rights, ideology ensuring the domination of one group over another, continues to negatively impact the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of African Americans today,” it said in a statement. “The dangerous ideology of white supremacy inhibits social cohesion amongst the US population.”
Overnight Open Thread: Officer Offers To Drive Grieving Man 100 Miles To Be With Family After Sister’s Death
He ended up not having to drive him quite that far, but a wonderful offer of kindness nonetheless.
TROY, Ohio — An Ohio law enforcement official is making headlines for his heartwarming act of kindness for a grieving man who had just learned about his sister’s death.
According to “Inside Edition,” Mark Ross found early Sunday that his teenage sister had died in a car crash. Ross, who doesn’t have a car, asked an acquaintance to drive him from Indiana to Detroit to be with his family.
“Of course we were speeding, trying to get back to Detroit,” Ross wrote in a Facebook post that has been shared nearly 85,000 times. “And we got pulled over in Ohio.”
Ohio State Highway Patrol Piqua Post Lt. Joe Gebhart told WHIO-TV that Sgt. David Robison pulled the vehicle over for speeding on Interstate 75, just south of Piqua.
Unfortunately, the driver had a suspended license and “ended up getting locked up,” Ross told “Inside Edition.” The car was towed.
Ross was worried that he’d go to jail, too, because of an outstanding petty warrant in Wayne County, Michigan, but officials there refused to pick him up because of the distance, Ross wrote on Facebook.
“I explained to the officer that my sister had died and that I needed to get to my mother ASAP,” Ross wrote. “I broke down crying, and he saw the sincerity in my cry. He reaches over and began praying over me and my family.”
That officer, identified as Sgt. David Robison, of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, offered to drive Ross 100 miles to Detroit, Ross said. He instead asked troopers to drive him to the Miami County Jail, Gebhart said, where friends or family picked him up to drive him the rest of the way to Michigan.
“Everybody knows how much I dislike cops, but I am truly grateful for this guy,” Ross wrote on Facebook. “He gave me hope.”