Gun-Grabbers Set Their Sights On Lego “Weaponry”…

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It’s come to this.

Via HuffPo:

In what may be a sad reflection of society as a whole, a new study has found Legos have become increasingly more violent in the last 30 years.

The study, conducted by the University of Canterbury, looked at the number weapons included in Lego kits produced since 1978 (the first year weapons were available) and the perceived violence in imagery created by the company. It found an “exponential increases of violence over time” in both categories.

While the iconic, brightly colored toy blocks have existed since 1949, the first weapons weren’t introduced until 1978, when a castle kit included “a sword, a halberd, and a lance.”

The number of Lego weapons overall has increased greatly since then. Researchers found that nearly 30 percent of all Lego sets sold today now include at least one weapon. In 1978, that figure was under 5 percent.

The researchers only looked at smaller, pre-manufactured weapons that are one brick large (guns, cannons, swords, etc.) and excluded larger weapons that have to be assembled.

That means the Death Star — which by conventional standards is “certainly a weapon,” the study concedes — isn’t included in the total weapons count. The light saber introduced in the “Star Wars” kit, however, is considered a weapon.

The study also looked at imagery produced by Lego that accompanies the sets, and found it has become more violent as well.

Today, close to 40 percent of all the images in the Lego catalog contain some sort of violence, the study found, with the fastest growth occurring in cases of shooting.

HT: Michelle Malkin

Report: Obama About To Release Two Dozen Gitmo Detainees…

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Reinforcements!

Via Guardian:

The Obama administration has quietly seeded the diplomatic bed for its next push to transfer detainees out of Guantánamo Bay, the Guardian has learned, as Barack Obama aims to reduce the prison’s population before leaving office.

According to US officials, the administration has deals in place to send approximately two dozen longtime Guantánamo detainees to about half a dozen countries.

While it is unclear if the transfers will occur in one wave, as with the April transfer of nine detainees to Saudi Arabia, there is an expectation that the departure of 22 or 23 men will occur by the end of July. There are currently 80 men detained at Guantánamo, the lowest number since the US opened the wartime prison in 2002.

All the detainees for whom US diplomats have secured arrangements to leave Guantánamo have been officially approved for transfer, either by a 2010 internal review process or through quasi-parole hearings known as Periodic Review Boards.

The US holds 28 detainees approved for transfer, so the men’s departure would nearly empty Guantánamo of such designated detainees, substantially clearing a backlog that has lasted years.

Worst Candidate Ever: “The Last Thing We need Is A Bully In The Pulpit”…

Democratic U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Ohio Democratic Party Legacy Dinner in Columbus, Ohio

When people say Trump can’t win in a national race remind them how bad a candidate Hillary is.

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Obama’s Iranian Peace Partner: We Are “At War” With America…

“Global Arrogance” has long been Mullah-speak for the United States.

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School Bans Playground Whistling: “Too Aggressive, Some Children May Be Afraid Of The Noise”…

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Via EAG News:

A teaching assistant at St. Monica’s Catholic School in Buckinghamshire is speaking out after school officials banned employees from using whistles on the playground.

For decades, Pamela Cunningham said teachers and staff have used whistles to gather students after recess, but school officials recently banned the practice because the “aggressive” noise may hurt their sensibilities, the Daily Mail reports.

“At the primary school where I have worked for more than 26 years, the blowing of the whistle to signal the end of playtime has now been banned,” Cunningham wrote in a letter to Country Line Magazine. “It’s thought to be too aggressive and some children may be afraid of the noise.

“We now have to raise a hand in the air and hope that the children, all 120 of them, can see it and stop playing. God forbid that we should have to gather the children in an emergency – I still keep my bone, hand-carved dog whistle in my pocket just in case.”

Manchester University psychologist Emma Kenny told the Daily Mail the new rule really doesn’t make any sense.

“I do not know where the basis of their evidence has come from but if a child is taught the alarm system – there is no reason for it to be feared,” she said. “Loud bangs can be intimidating to children but we need to let them know they shouldn’t be afraid of loud noises as it isn’t realistic.

Assploding Irony: Baby Food Sends 7 Planned Parenthood Workers To The Hospital…

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Libs hopes of a “right-wing extremist” dashed.

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) — Seven people at the Sarasota Planned Parenthood were taken to a hospital and the facility was evacuated Monday morning after an unknown substance was reported inside the building.

911 dispatchers received a call about the unknown substance at about 1030 a.m. on Monday. Persons inside the building reported experiencing a shortness of breath.

A Sarasota County Fire Rescue spokesperson said that as of 10:45 a.m. seven patients were transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for evaluation. 34 additional people that were in the building were moved to an air conditioned bus outside the facility. They are showing no symptoms.

All that for this, baby food:

A Planned Parenthood office in Sarasota, Florida was evacuated Monday morning after an “unknown substance” was found in the building, which police later determined was baby food.

Seven people were taken to the hospital for evaluation, one declined medical assistance, and 34 others who were in the building were evacuated, Sarasota police said in a statement shortly after 12 p.m. local time.

There is no criminal investigation underway and staffers are expected to re-enter the building later today.

Hillary Clinton Raffling Off Chance To Have Dinner With Herself…

Yeah, I’ll pass.

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Sec Of Defense Ash Carter Talks Strike On Taliban, While Obama Eats Out In Vietnam For Bourdain Reality Show

Click on to see pics:

What was that Obama said? The Presidency isn’t a reality show? His presidency is a reality show about golf, vacations and bowing to enemies.

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Cheap and delicious noodles. Low, expensive and plastic President…

Record 499 Syrian Refugees Admitted To US So Far In May Includes No Christians…

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So the people who actually face real threat, the real refugees, aren’t getting in.

(CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration has admitted 499 Syrian refugees so far this month, with no Christians among them.

Of the 499 admitted in May, 495 are Sunni Muslims and the remaining four are described simply as “Moslem” in State Department Refugee Processing Center data.

Since FY2016 began on October 1, a total of 2,235 Syrian refugees have been resettled in the United States. Of them, 10 (0.44 percent) are Christians: three Catholics, two Orthodox, one Greek Orthodox and four refugees identified simply as “Christian.”

Christians make up the biggest non-Muslim minority in Syria – about 10 percent before the civil war erupted.

Meanwhile the State Department figures show that 2,170 (97 percent) of the 2,235 Syrian refugee newcomers in FY2016 are Sunni Muslims. The rest are made up of 17 Shi’a Muslims, 27 other Muslims, 10 Yazidis, and one refugee identified as “other religion.”

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Egypt Air Flight Messages May Signal Downing Was Not From A Bomb…

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Via Breaking 911:

EgyptAir Flight 804 sent automatic radio messages about smoke in the front portion of the cabin in the minutes before controllers lost contact with the aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, French accident investigator BEA said Saturday.

The electronic signals offer a puzzling twist to what may have happened to the flight on Thursday with 66 people. Two error messages, which started at 2:26 a.m. local time, suggested there was a fire on board, while later alerts indicated some type of failure in electrical equipment.

While similar signals have preceded air accidents in past crashes, the warning messages aren’t associated with a sudden disappearance from radar as occurred with the A320 over the Mediterranean. A Malaysian Air flight that was shot out of Ukrainian airspace in July 2014 broke apart so quickly that on-board systems didn’t have time to send distress messages.

“It’s too long for an explosion and too short for a traditional fire,” said John Cox, a former A320 pilot who is president of the Washington-based consultancy Safety Operating Systems. “It says we have more question than we have answers.”

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Obama Lifts Embargo On Selling Weapons To Vietnam

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He’s not just lifting the embargo, but planning on selling them to Communists who still haven’t accounted for all our men.

HANOI, VIETNAM — The U.S. is ending a decades-long arms embargo on Vietnam, President Obama announced Monday in Hanoi.

At a press conference alongside Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, the president said lifting the embargo, which has been in place since 1975, will further normalize relations between the two countries.

“This change will ensure Vietnam has access to the equipment it needs to defend itself and removes a lingering vestige of the Cold War,” he said. “It also underscores the commitment of the United States to a fully normalized relationship with Vietnam including strong defense ties with Vietnam in the region for the long term.”

President Obama said the decision to lift the arms embargo was not made in response to China’s territorial assertions in the South China Sea.

“The decision to lift the ban was not based on China or any other considerations. It was based on our desire to complete what has been a lengthy process of moving towards normalization with Vietnam,” he said.

“My decision to lift the ban really was more reflective of the changing nature of the relationship,” he added.

The president said that while the arms embargo will be lifted, the sale of different types of arms will be dependent on the progress Vietnam makes on human rights.

“As with all of our defense partners, sales will need to still meet strict requirements, including those related to human rights,” he said. “This is an area where we still have differences.”

Gross: Grinning Obama Photographed Shaking Hands With Vietnamese President In Front Of Giant Ho Chi Minh Bust – UPDATE: Has Pic Taken Under Two More Busts…

Obama spits in the eyes of America’s veterans.

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UPDATE: Not a snowball’s chance in Hell this was unintentional.

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BREAKING: Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero Found Not Guilty In Freddie Gray Case…

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The legal system trumps racial politics.

Via ABC News:

A judge found Baltimore police officer Edward Nero not guilty today on all four charges for his role in the events leading up to the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

Nero, 30, had been charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office, all stemming from his actions during the initial stop and arrest of Gray, who suffered a catastrophic spinal injury while in police custody. Gray died one week later on April 19, 2015, and his death sparked days of violent protests in Baltimore. Because Nero opted for a bench trial, Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams decided his fate rather than a jury.

During the case, prosecutors argued that Nero had no regard for Gray’s safety and was reckless by ignoring policing rules when he failed to place a seat belt on Gray, who was placed on his stomach in shackles in the back of a police transport vehicle. Congressman Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, said he would like to see seat belts in every police van moving forward.

Williams grilled prosecutors during closing arguments last Thursday, questioning whether a crime was in fact committed by Nero.

“So, every time there’s an arrest without probable justification — it is a crime?” Williams asked.

“We believe that the search and arrest without justification are assault, your honor,” Deputy State’s Attorney Janice Bledsoe responded. “There’s no question about that.”

Legal experts say the tone of Williams’ pointed questions during closing arguments gave an indication it would be an uphill battle for prosecutors to win their case against Nero.

State Department Marks The Holiest Of Holy Days On The Moonbat Calendar: “UN World Day For Cultural Diversity For Dialogue And Development”

I spent the day meditating in my safe space about my white privilege.

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UK’s Cameron Says Ready To Meet Trump, Pans ‘Very Dangerous’ Muslim Remarks…

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Cameron still oblivious to the threat in his own country.

Via JPost:

British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday he would be prepared to meet US presidential candidate Donald Trump, but kept up his criticism of the Republican’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States, calling it “very dangerous”.

In December Cameron called Trump, potentially the next leader of Britain’s closest ally, “divisive, stupid and wrong” for calling for the ban. Trump fired back, saying he would probably not have a good relationship with Cameron.

But, amid signs that both sides are backing away from the standoff, Cameron told ITV’s “Peston on Sunday” show he would meet the property mogul if he came over before the US election.

“American presidential candidates have made a habit of coming through the UK, and so if that happens I’d be very happy to (meet Trump),” Cameron said.

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ISIS: Only Way America Could Defeat Us Is By Taking Away Our Korans…

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Wait, hasn’t John Kerry endlessly claimed Islam has nothing to do with ISIS?

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A spokesman of the Islamic State (ISIS) said in a defiant audio message that his group would not be defeated, even if it loses its strongholds in Syria and Iraq or its leader is killed in US air strikes.

“Your threats do not frighten us and you will never win over us,” Abu Mohamed al-Adnani,  the official spokesman of the terrorist group, said in an audio message posted online Saturday.

The militant, whose real name is Taha Subhi Falaha, said that even if ISIS loses its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa or Mosul in Iraq, that would not amount to defeat, nor would the death of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

“The loss of Raqqa, Mosul and the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would not mean that we have lost,” the spokesman said in the 30-minute recording.

He said Western reports about the group growing weaker – as US military officials have recently been saying – are untrue.

“You think defeat is the loss of a city or a land? Were we defeated when several cities of Iraq were taken away from us and we went to the desert? Will we lose if you control Mosul, Raqqa and other cities that were previously controlled by us: Definitely ‘no,’ because defeat is only the loss of the wish and will to fight.”

Naming several top ISIS leaders that have been killed in US airstrikes over the past several months, Adnani said their deaths – or the deaths of other living leaders – would not drive the group to defeat.

“There is only one way for the US to gain victory and that is by taking the Quran out of the hearts of Muslims,” Adnani claimed.

Bernie: “I Wouldn’t Keep Debbie Wasserman Schultz As DNC Chair”…

That’s what you get for throwing shade at the Bernster.

Via Mediaite:

Earlier today on CNN, Bernie Sanders made news by saying he wouldn’t keep on Debbie Wasserman Schultz as DNC chair and that he supports her opponent. Well, he doubled down in another Sunday show interview this morning.

On CBS’ Face the Nation, John Dickerson asked if he’s putting “kind of a target on Debbie Wasserman Schultz” in his crusade against the establishment.

“No,” he said. I’ve known Debbie for many years. I personally like her.”

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“Trans-Speciesism”: Tree Huggers’ New Progressive Frontier…

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The insanity never stops.

Via Red Alert Politics:

EarthFirst! is reeling from internal tensions just now as President Obama’s transsexual activists are on a witch hunt for those in the group not progressive enough on sexuality. A recent article entitled “Deep Green Transphobia” deplores leaders in the Green movement, a bunch of ecofeminists, who do not think “transrights” and “transinclusion” are fundamental to building a world worth living in.

But Greens are about to fall behind as trans-speciesism becomes the new cutting edge in the long war against God. Caitlyn Jenner is so last year.

It seems there are plenty of people out there who suffer from species dysphoria these days. A 20-year-old Norwegian girl got a bunch of publicity because she believes she is a cat trapped in a human body. She crawls on all fours, meows, and purrs. It was once considered a mental disorder. In our brave new world, how long can species dysphoria disorder survive every right-thinking person’s moral duty to celebrate trans-speciesism?

What will Greens do with the latest rights? Marry a tree!

This May environmental activist Richard Torres married Mexico’s famous 1,000-year-old Arbol del Tule, or Tule Tree, in an Inca ceremony full of smoke and reverence for Pachamama — the mother earth goddess.

People in Oaxaca, Mexico were surprised to find Torres all dolled up, hugging and kissing the tree. It is unclear, at this point, if Torres is experiencing species dysphoria. If he is we should presumably applaud his brave attempts to be close to a tree and be his true self. If not, there are some uncomfortable questions to ask. For instance, is this marriage legal? Has the tree given consent, or is Torres committing sexual assault by slobbering over it? If the tree produces seedlings, can Torres sue its promiscuous heart, since presumably Torres was not able to consummate the marriage?

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New Video Shows U.S. Airstrikes Pummeling ISIS Commanders…

Courtesy of the U.S. taxpayers.

Marine Is Barred From Walking At Her Chicago High School Graduation For Wearing Her Uniform Instead Of A Cap And Gown…

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Wouldn’t want to offend any moonbats.

Via The Daily Mail:

A Marine was barred from walking at her graduation for wearing her uniform instead of a cap and gown at a high school in Chicago.

Students said Megan Howerton, who graduated from McHenry High School West Campus on Thursday, wasn’t allowed to walk during the school’s graduation ceremony because of a dress code issue, according to NBC 4.

She was wearing her dress blues when school officials refused to let her participate in the ceremony.

The Chicago school district is now under fire for their decision to not let the marine walk with several angry individuals taking to social media to voice their frustrations prompting the hashtag #LetMeganWalk.

McHenry Community High School District 156 released a statement on Friday that said the attention from the graduation ceremony ‘is unfortunate and draws attention away from the collective achievements of the Class of 2016’.

The statement went on to say that school officials ‘in no way looked to prevent the participation of this graduate or any graduate who has chosen to serve our nation’.

‘Rather, the administration communicated in advance via letter, senior meeting, and practice, all the protocols expected of graduates, including attire.

‘In some past cases, active-duty students elected to wear their gowns over top of their military uniforms, with their military hats, which was allowed.

‘There was no communication to the administration that attire protocols would not be followed prior to the ceremony.

‘The tradition of cap and gown regalia is aimed at the idea that our graduates are celebrated as a whole and in similar attire.’

The district said that the school ‘has a long standing history of avid support for our military branches of service’.

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