Unreal: UK Authorities Won’t Prosecute Returning Islamic State Jihadists To Avoid Creating A “Lost Generation”…

What the …?

A senior government adviser has told the BBC that the authorities are not prosecuting many Islamic State volunteers, believing they should be reintegrated rather than punished.
Max Hill QC, who acts as the government’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, told Radio 4 that “we do have a significant number [of Islamic State volunteers] already back in this country who have previously gone to Iraq and Syria” — currently estimated at something over 400.

“That means that the authorities have looked at them, and looked at them hard, and decided that they do not justify prosecution, and really we should be looking towards reintegration and moving away from any notion that we’re going to lose a generation thanks to this travel.”

“But that’s fascinating,” responded the BBC presenter.

“Because there is a school of thought, isn’t there, that looks and these people and thinks, ‘Well hang on a second they’ve gone to a place where mass murders were being committed, they’ve gone there voluntarily, they’ve gone there presumably because they have some enthusiasm for what was happening there’ — it is odd to treat them as if they’ve committed no offence,” he said.

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USC Prof: Punishing Protesters Promotes ‘White Supremacy’

Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.

Via Campus Reform:

A University of Southern California professor recently argued that punishing protesters who disrupt conservative speakers can reinforce “white supremacy.”

Charles H.F. Davis, a professor of education at USC, argued in an essay for Inside Higher Ed that punishing protesters contributes to white supremacy because it can unfairly “suppress and criminalize” students, especially in light of protesters’ valiant goals.

or example, Davis argues against punishing students who shouted down a recent Ben Shapiro talk at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, since students were fighting against “racist rhetoric advanced by Shapiro.”

In an interview with Campus Reform, Davis explained that “punishing protesters unfairly criminalizes students,” and that colleges who do so “run the risk of creating an unsafe and threatening environment.”

Davis defines protesters as those who “use disruptive tactics to shut down hate speech as well as those holding signs, protesting outside of speaker venues, and engaged in other forms of resistance against white supremacy.”

Students who protest “are disproportionately students of color and students representing other marginalized groups,” Davis noted. “Issuing a punishment, especially in these cases, is a clear form of criminalization by deeming protest unacceptable,” he added.

Further, while hate speech is protected by the First Amendment, Davis warns that colleges should “resist the constant conflation of hate speech and free speech,” adding that this is justified because hate speech is “violent and invites violence, which should not be allowed on-campus.”

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Melania Trump Cuts Bloated First Lady Payroll From Michelle Obama Days…

Nice.

Via Fox News:

Melania Trump is embracing a more active and public schedule as first lady – but she still runs one of the leanest East Wing operations in recent history.

According to a Fox News analysis of White House personnel reports, Melania Trump has significantly reduced the number of aides on the first lady’s office payroll in comparison to her predecessor, Michelle Obama.

During then-President Barack Obama’s first year in office, 16 people were listed working for Michelle Obama, earning a combined $1.24 million a year.

This year, just four people were listed working for Melania Trump as of June. Their salaries totaled $486,700.

Grisham told Fox News this week there are nine people working in the East Wing under Melania Trump, a few more than listed in the annual report.

According to those personnel reports, Melania Trump’s staffers include a chief of staff, a communications director, a deputy chief of staff and a deputy director of advance.

Michelle Obama’s staff included those same positions and a slew of others: additional press aides, a director of policy and projects, a personal aide, a traveling aide and a director of correspondence.

Michelle Obama’s office did not return a request for comment.

More Than 30 Women Accuse Hollywood Director James Toback Of Sexual Assault

Hopefully, they all get flushed out now.

Via Daily Mail:

In the wake of the revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual assault, more than 30 women have come forward with their own stories of sexual abuse at the hands of another Hollywood director.

Movie director, James Toback, has been accused by 38 women of framing meetings as interviews or auditions, but they would quickly turn sexual.

According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, on several occasions Toback would invite women, usually in their 20s, to his hotel room where he would dry-hump them or masturbate in front of them, ejaculating into his pants or onto their bodies and then walk away.

Starr Rinaldi, who was an aspiring actress, told the Times that she was approached by Toback 15 years ago in Central Park.

‘He always wanted me to read for him in a hotel or come back to his apartment, like, ‘How serious are you about your craft?’

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White House Slams ‘Slanderous’ Senator For Calling Stephen Miller A White Supremacist

White supremacists don’t generally include Jewish people. And it’s ridiculous. But they never actually have any facts to support the smears. But they know their base will simply believe it.

Via Daily Caller:

The White House slammed Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown in a statement Sunday for calling Stephen Miller, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, a white supremacist.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders condemned Brown for his appearance Sunday on CNN, in which he stated that Miller “seems to be” a white supremacist. Brown also said without citation that “studies have shown that they have their allies sprinkled around the White House.”

“Senator Brown’s comments are outrageous and slanderous,” Sanders said in a statement. “The nonstop name calling from the left continues to show an inability to build consensus and fix the problems ailing hardworking Americans. Senator Brown needs to understand that when he calls out public servants who are part of the Trump Administration, he is indicting the voters in Ohio themselves who overwhelmingly voted for the President’s agenda.”

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Former Presidents Fundraising Campaign Raises $31 Million For Hurricane Victims

Down with that as long as the Clintons have no access to the money or call over how it’s distributed.

Via Daily Caller:

All five living, former U.S. presidents helped raise millions in donations to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma rebuild their lives.

The One America Appeal campaign announced Saturday it had raised $31 million to help people in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean islands recover from a particularly devastating hurricane season, according to a press statement from campaign organizers. They received private donations from 80,000 donors during a fundraising event Saturday, that included a country music concert.

“With damage estimates from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria topping $300 billion and requiring months and years of rebuilding ahead, we hope this strong start to the One America Appeal is just that — a start,” David Jones, CEO of the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation, said in a similar statement.

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Terrorism-Related Cases In Germany Quadruple In One Year

Gee, I wonder why? What’s different in Germany in the last couple of years?

Via Daily Caller:

The number of terrorism-related cases investigated by German authorities have quadrupled over the past year, newspaper Welt am Sonntag revealed Sunday.

Prosecutors have opened more than 900 cases so far this year, compared to 240 throughout 2016. Just 80 cases related to terrorism reached the courts in 2013.

The federal prosecutors office can’t keep up with the increase and nearly 300 cases have been transferred to the state level. Not all cases involve plans to carry out attacks. Migrants from Syran, Iraq and Afghanistan have been tried over alleged membership in terror groups without being suspected of planning attacks on European soil.

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Miami Man Inspired By ISIS Arrested On Charge Of Trying To Blow Up A Bomb At Dolphin Mall

Another lone wolf.

Via Miami Herald:

A Miami man suspected of being inspired by Islamic extremists was arrested Friday night on a charge of attempting to blow up a bomb at the Dolphin Mall by FBI counter-terrorism agents in an undercover operation.

Vicente Solano, who acted alone, was communicating with a confidential informant who tipped off the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force about his alleged plot to carry out a weapons of mass destruction attack on the sprawling mall in Sweetwater, according to authorities.

Before the planned bombing attack, Solano made pro-Islamic State videos, authorities said. But there is no indication he was directed by ISIS terrorists.

When he was arrested, Solano planned to detonate the WMD, which was a sham bomb that he acquired from FBI undercover agents — a strategy deployed in previous counter-terrorism probes in South Florida.

Solano will have his first appearance in Miami federal court on Monday, when a criminal complaint and affidavit will be filed that charge him with attempting to blow up a WMD.

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HT: 90 Miles from tyranny

Irony: New Woody Allen Movie Focuses On Older Hollywood Executives Taking Advantage Of Young Girls…

Is he finally telling his life story?

Via Page Six:

Woody Allen’s upcoming movie contains some awkward scenes involving an older man having sex with young starlets, considering the current firestorm about sexual misconduct sparked by the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

We’re told that a plotline in the untitled Allen flick, which is currently filming in New York, centers around a middle-aged man who is sleeping with a much younger woman, among other actresses, and, according to the script, “makes a fool of himself over every ambitious starlet and model.”

In scenes just filmed, a character played by Rebecca Hall accuses 44-year-old actor Jude Law’s character of having sex with a 15-year-old “concubine.” In the scene, the so-called concubine — played by Elle Fanning (19 in real life) — acknowledges her relationship with Law’s much-older character, but then protests that she is 21 years old. After a discussion about his infidelity, Fanning’s character then asks Law, “Were all these women for pleasure, or were you researching a project?”

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Dem Chairman: Tom Perez “Trump Most Dangerous President”

Insane. And you wonder why you get crazy shooters trying to take out Republicans when you talk like this and like Maxine Waters did, saying she was going to ‘take Trump out.’

Via Yahoo:

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trying to quell accusations that he is ousting activists from the party’s left flank, Democratic Chairman Tom Perez told fellow Democrats on Saturday that unity is crucial in the fight against President Donald Trump, whom he lambasted as an “existential threat” to the nation.

“We have the most dangerous president in American history and one of the most reactionary Congresses in American history,” Perez said as he addressed the first Democratic National Committee gathering since his February election.

The former Obama Cabinet official blistered “a culture of corruption” that he said extends to Trump’s Cabinet, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, but he warned that internal ruckuses over party priorities and leadership would distract from the goal of winning more elections to upend Republicans’ domination in Washington.

The chairman’s plea comes amid a rift over his appointments to little-known but influential party committees and the 75 at-large members of the national party committee. Perez and his aides plug his choices as a way to make the DNC younger and more diverse, but the moves also mean demotions for several prominent Democrats who backed Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential primaries and then supported Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison over Perez in the postelection race for party chairman.

Perez spent time during this week’s proceedings meeting privately with frustrated DNC members, including some he did not reappoint. He apologized publicly Saturday for not reaching all of those members before he announced his appointments, but he defended his overall aim.

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Frederica Wilson Demands Apology From General Kelly For “Character Assassination”

Is she joking?

Via The Hill:

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) is calling for an apology from White House chief of staff John Kelly for “character assassination.”

“Not only does he owe me an apology, but he owes an apology to the American people,” Wilson said during an appearance Sunday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” according to The Washington Post.

She also referred to Kelly as a “puppet of the president.”

The Florida Democrat called the deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger a “catastrophe.”

“We had four soldiers who died. They have been buried,” she said. “And we need to know why, and we need to know about the special circumstances surrounding [U.S. Army Sgt.] La David Johnson.”

The comments come amid an ongoing feud between Wilson and President Trump.

Wilson last week said she overheard a conversation between Trump and Johnson’s widow. During that call, Wilson said Trump told the widow that Johnson “knew what he was getting into.”

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Trump: Tax Plan Builds On Reagan Plan, Will Be ‘Biggest Tax Cuts Ever’

I can go for that!

Via USA Today:

Today is the anniversary of former president Ronald Reagan signing into law the Tax Reform Act of 1986. The act was the second major law he signed to reform the tax code for the American people.

Republicans and Democrats came together to cut taxes for hardworking families in 1981, and again in 1986 to simplify the tax code, so that everyone could get a fair shake. The rest, as they say, is history.

The economy boomed, launching into one of the largest peacetime economic expansions in history. Dormant small businesses and factories sprung back to life. The famed American Worker produced at unprecedented levels. The median family income rose. And more American products than ever before reached foreign shores, stamped with those four beautiful words: “Made in the USA.”

The 1980s also saw extraordinary ideas transformed into reality by American inventors and entrepreneurs. Many of those creations dramatically improved our quality of life. Others connected us like never before and put an entire universe of information at our fingertips. Still others, like the space shuttle after its first launch in 1981, stretched the bounds of what we thought was possible for humankind.

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Report: Chinese-North Korea Relationship At End, ‘Another Missile Test Will Mean War’ By The Chinese Against North Korea

They’ve had enough of lil’ Kim

Via The Express:

In a shocking bombshell interview, an academic with close ties to the Chinese government has warned war with North Korea was on the table.

Chong Sho-Hu, who is a professor of international relations at the Renmin University, in Beijing, said North Korea was “seeking death”.

He also confirmed the long-lasting era of Chinese friendship with North Korea has ended.

Despite historic ties between the two countries, president Xi Jinping has reportedly become “fed up” with the erratic behaviour of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.

Speaking to the BBC, the professor warned that one more missile test would be the move “to push the country off the cliff”.

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Video: Maxine Waters Threatens To Go To D.C. And ‘Take Trump Out’

Michigan’s State Police Leader Fined Five Days Pay For Calling NFL Players Who Take The Knee ‘Anti-American Degenerates’

Start fining the NFL players and the kneeling will stop. Update to this story.

Via Daily Mail:

A top Michigan police woman will lose five days of pay for sharing a Facebook post in September that called NFL players who kneel during the national anthem ‘anti-American degenerates.’

Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue has been under fire since September 24 when she shared a meme on her personal Facebook page that called NFL players who kneel during the national anthem ‘millionaire ingrates who hate America.’

She has apologized, especially to black lawmakers, but hasn’t publicly explained why she shared it.

Governor Rick Snyder confirmed the penalty Thursday at the end of press release that announced many steps to ‘review the culture of state government.’

Hundreds of athletes have expressed they are taking a knee during the pre-game national anthem as a symbolic protest against racial oppression and incidents of police brutality against blacks.

The controversial message on her personal Facebook page caused outrage, as some have called for her to be fired – which Snyder had already said he would not do.

The full message reads: ‘Dear NFL: we do not support millionaire ingrates who hate America and disrespect our Armed Forces and Veterans.

‘Who wins a football game has ZERO impact on our lives. Who fights for and defends our nation has EVERY impact on our lives.

‘We stand with the Heroes, not a bunch of rich, entitled, arrogant, ungrateful, anti-American degenerates. Signed, We the People.’

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Jimmy Carter: Media Has Been ‘Harder On Trump Than Any Other President’

What He says may surprise you

Via CNN:

President Donald Trump may have found an unlikely ally in the presidents’ club.

In an interview with The New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, former President Jimmy Carter said he’s eager to partner with Trump for a North Korea diplomatic mission.

While his comments about his North Korea plan were brief, the former Democratic commander in chief addressed several topics, including the Trump-Putin relationship and his disappointment of Obama’s work in the Middle East.

Here are the 5 most remarkable lines from Carter’s interview.

1. ‘I would go, yes’

Carter told the Times he’s willing to go to North Korea amid the ongoing tensions over nuclear weapons.

“I would go, yes,” he said.

He said he has talked with Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, about his intentions but was given “a negative response.”

“I told him that I was available if they ever need me,” he said.

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Deserter Bergdahl Says Taliban More Honest Than U.S. Army…

What a loser.

Via Fox News:

Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. Army sergeant who pleaded guilty Monday to deserting his post in Afghanistan in 2009, says his Taliban captors were more “honest” with him than the Army has been since his release three years ago.

“At least the Taliban were honest enough to say, ‘I’m the guy who’s gonna cut your throat,’ ” Bergdahl tells British TV journalist Sean Langan in an interview with the Sunday Times Magazine of London headlined “The Homecoming from Hell.”

Langan, too, is a former Taliban hostage.

Bergdahl, 31, from Hailey, Idaho, says he never quite knew where he stood with the Army as he performed “administrative duties” while awaiting his desertion trial.

“Here, it could be the guy I pass in the corridor who’s going to sign the paper that sends me away for life,’’ he says. “We may as well go back to kangaroo courts and lynch mobs.”

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Steve Bannon Thinks California Will Secede From The United States In 10-15 Years…

OK grandpa…

Via LAIst:

Steve Bannon spoke at the California GOP Convention in Anaheim Friday night, using his 40-minute speech to criticize the Republicans’ approach to winning California, claiming that unless Republicans won back the state, “10 or 15 years from now the folks in Silicon Valley and the progressive left in this state is going to try to secede from the union.”

The L.A. Times reports Bannon made this comment while mentioning the number of California-based progressive efforts to counteract President Trump’s administration, including the recent passing of the nation’s most comprehensive so-called “sanctuary state” bill. “We have a problem with understanding how to win. Nothing else matters,” he told the convention attendees.

He also took time to find fault in two major California industries: Hollywood and Silicon Valley. SFGate reports Bannon criticized trade deals with China, claiming China “‘gamed’ international trade deals that helped ‘Silicon Valley, Wall Street, Hollywood and Washington, D.C.'” He derided Silicon Valley in particular, calling the tech community “lords” and claiming the top-earners in tech “think they get a special deal” where they participate in a “free society” while the rest of the country is left responsible for defending the country’s values, according to SFGate.

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The Obama Administration’s Uranium One Scandal With Russia

Must read. Read to end. Very clear. Show it to your liberal friends and family members until they get it.

Via National Review:

Let’s put the Uranium One scandal in perspective: The cool half-million bucks the Putin regime funneled to Bill Clinton was five times the amount it spent on those Facebook ads — the ones the media-Democrat complex ludicrously suggests swung the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump.

The Facebook-ad buy, which started in June 2015 — before Donald Trump entered the race — was more left-wing agitprop (ads pushing hysteria on racism, immigration, guns, etc.) than electioneering. The Clintons’ own long-time political strategist Mark Penn estimates that just $6,500 went to actual electioneering.

(You read that right: 65 hundred dollars.) By contrast, the staggering $500,000 payday from a Kremlin-tied Russian bank for a single speech was part of a multi-million-dollar influence-peddling scheme to enrich the former president and his wife, then–secretary of state Hillary Clinton. At the time, Russia was plotting — successfully — to secure U.S. government approval for its acquisition of Uranium One, and with it, tens of billions of dollars in U.S. uranium reserves.

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Police Heavily Criticized On Social Media After Posting Video On Better Understanding Of British Muslims

Appeasement is the order of the day.

Via Lincolnshire Live:

A social media backlash has been launched at Lincolnshire Police after they posted a video on better understanding British Muslims.

The 12-minute long film touches on the history of Islam, its values, its followers’ journey to British shores and reminded people of hate crime laws.

But a barrage of negative online comments have been posted in response, with some accusing the police of producing a “propaganda” video and telling people what to think.

The force and other social media users defended the move, saying it is an attempt to promote better understanding between communities.

Among those objecting to it were people posting on the police’s facebook page.

“Are we now not allowed to think our own thoughts!?” asked one. “We don’t require any indoctrination. Police should deal with law not religion.”

“How do Lincolnshire Police view the ordinary, decent, Christian people of this country?” wrote another.

“The answer, most unfortunately, is all too plain. Continue to alienate the rest of us, and you’ll be facing some pretty huge problems further down the line, won’t you?

“NOBODY should be getting special treatment and if you’re going to promote videos like this, then you need to do it for every faith and nationality in Britain. Looking forward very much to your video wishing us all a wonderful Christmas.”

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