Palestinian Terrorist Turns Family’s Shabbat Celebration Into A Bloody Massacre

UN calling for restraint by Israel.

Via TOI:

The family had gathered for a Friday night Shabbat dinner to celebrate the birth that morning of a grandchild.

The Shabbat table was covered with a bright white tablecloth, laden with snacks, bottles of cola and an unopened bottle of whiskey.

They were waiting for other guests to arrive, the door of their home at the settlement of Halamish apparently open.

Instead, a 19-year old Palestinian, Omar al-Abed, from a nearby village, burst in armed with a large knife and began stabbing the members of the family. There were apparently 10 people in the house when he entered.

He killed the grandfather of the family, Yosef Salomon, 70, his daughter Chaya Salomon, 46, and son Elad Salomon, 36.

His wife Tova, 68, was seriously wounded and taken to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem where she underwent surgery on Saturday morning. When she came out, she was given the bitter news — her husband and two of their children were dead.

The couple are survived by three other children; it was the youngest who wife had given birth to the new grandchild that morning.

As Abed continued to stab the victims, the slain son’s wife managed to rush several small children to a nearby room and lock the door. She called the police and screamed for help.

A neighbor, who serves in an elite IDF unit, heard the cries and rushed over, shooting the terrorist through the window of the house.

Identified only as Sgt. A., from the IDF’s elite canine special forces unit, the soldier said he heard the screams of the victims, ran to the window of the house and shot and wounded the killer.

“I understood immediately what was happening — I saw the terrorist and shot him through the window,” he said, according to Channel 2 news.

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HT: Legal Insurrection

BREAKING: 8 Dead, 20 Critical, 8 Less Critical Found In Tractor-Trailer In San Antonio Walmart

Horrible.

Via Fox News

Eight people were found dead Sunday morning inside an 18-wheeler parked outside of a San Antonio Walmart in what police called a horrific human trafficking case.

A total of 38 people had been inside the tractor-trailer, including two school-age children, authorities said. Twenty people were taken to area hospitals in critical condition, and another eight had “less critical” injuries.

“We’re looking at human trafficking crime here this evening,” Police Chief William McManus said, adding that it was “a horrific tragedy.”

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is also looking into the incident. The driver of the vehicle, who was not identified, has been taken into custody, according to Fox 29.

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MTA Security Guard Who Used A Machete In A Street Fight Claims Self-Defense

Must have been a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Update to this story.

Via Daily Mail:

An MTA worker who was part of a street fight involving a metal trashcan and a machete in New York City has claimed he acted in self defense.

Luis Roman, 40, appeared in court for his arraignment hearing Thursday with a white bandage wrapped around his head.

He was charged with attempted assault and criminal mischief in Manhattan Criminal Court.

Roman, an MTA security guard for employees who collect money from MetroCard machines, allegedly threw his machete ‘so hard that the handle broke and the machete blade flew into the street,’ Assistant District Attorney Timothy Duda said.

He added: ‘The defendant, however, does claim self-defense in this case. The people are continuing the investigation.’

Roman, who got in a fight with a pedestrian on the Upper West Side, also allegedly hacked the other man’s phone with the machete blade, New York Daily News reported.

The street fight, between Roman and a pedestrian who fought with a metal trash can, was caught on camera Wednesday morning.

Roman has been working for the MTA for about eight months.

Police and the MTA said he is allowed to carry a service weapon for his job, but he did not have a gun at the time of his arrest.

However, Roman did threaten the pedestrian saying he had a gun.

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Obamacare Repeal Hits New Senate Roadblock

It’s never getting done, right?

Via NY Post:

Senate Republicans face a new hurdle in the push to undo ObamaCare.

Key components of the GOP repeal-and-replace bill cannot be passed under special reconciliation rules reserved for votes on budget measures.

The items — including federal funding for Planned Parenthood and a six-month waiting period for people who drop their coverage — are not budgetary in nature and thus cannot pass with just 50 votes, the Senate parliamentarian ruled Friday.

That means the items — must-haves for conservatives — would need 60 votes to pass in the closely divided Senate.

MS Police Officer’s Home Shot Up After City Councilman Told People To Throw Rocks At Cops

Thugs have been emboldened.

Via Blue Lives Matter:

Unknown suspects shot into Pearl Police Officer Alfred Jenkins’ home 30 times on Wednesday night while he and his wife took cover inside.

The cowardly attack occurred about 1 AM, and destroyed Officer Jenkins’ living room and bedroom, including TVs, furnishings, and memorabilia, according to WAPT. Rankin County Undersheriff Raymond Duke said that Officer Jenkins is moving immediately to another residence in the county, because he and his wife no longer feel safe.

Police said that more than 30 bullet holes were found in the home, and they appeared to be from a rifle and a handgun.

Although it isn’t proven that Officer Jenkins’ home was targeted because he was a police officer, that is the leading theory in the case.

Some believe that he was targeted because of a vehicle pursuit on Tuesday afternoon, July 17, that led from the town of Pearl into the city of Jackson. Officer Jenkins was not involved in that chase, according to The Clarion-Ledger. […]

In 2016, Jackson city councilman Kenneth Stokes ‘suggested’ that “residents throw rocks, bottles and bricks at officers from other metro law enforcement agencies that chase suspects into the city of Jackson.”

In response, Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey accused Stokes of inciting “hatred and violence” against the officers.

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Mueller Trying To Threaten Paul Manafort With Money Laundering Charges To Get Him To Flip On Trump

You can’t flip when there is no crime. But the effort is so extreme, will they create a crime when they can’t find one? The Special Counsel’s power is supposed to be narrow and specific. But this has become a giant fishing expedition.

Via Daily Mail:

US investigators examining money laundering accusations against President Donald Trump´s former campaign manager Paul Manafort hope to push him to cooperate with their probe into possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia, two sources with direct knowledge of the investigation said.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team is examining Manafort’s financial and real estate records in New York as well as his involvement in Ukrainian politics, the officials said.

Between 2006 and 2013, Manafort bought three New York properties, including one in Trump Tower in Manhattan.

He paid for them in full and later took out mortgages against them.

A former senior US law enforcement official said that tactic is often used as a means to hide the origin of funds gained illegally.

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Youngstown State Students Say Late Night Chicken At Chick-fil-A Is Homophobic

Don’t eat there, problem solved.

Via Campus Reform:

A petition is demanding that Youngstown State University the Chick-fil-A on campus, saying access to late-night chicken “adds to the negative experience of LGBT students.”

Noting that the Chick-fil-A is “the only place to get food in the evenings,” the Change.org petition complains that while the restaurant chain has apologized for “statements by its founders regarding members of the LGBT community,” the business “is still donating money to anti-LGBT organizations.”

Youngstown State has a very low campus pride rating as it is,” the petition notes, observing that Youngstown State has a three star rating.

The Campus Pride Index (CPI), a metric that purports to rate LGBTQ campus life, describes itself on its website as “a vital tool for assisting campuses in learning ways to improve their LGBTQ campus life and ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBTQ and ally people.”

According to the petition, the university offers “little [sic] accommodations for transgender students when it comes to getting their names changed in the system or living in appropriate dorms, and the only LGBT group on campus gets almost no visibility.”

Worse still, from the petitioner’s perspective, is the fact that administrators have in the past “allowed anti-LGBT speakers on campus and did nothing about it when students complained,” though the petition does not specify what the school should have done to mollify its LGBT community in those cases.

“The fact that the only restaurant they have open during the evenings is a notoriously anti-LGBT restaurant only adds to the negative experience of LGBT students on campus,” the petition concludes. “Obviously, replacing Chick-fil-A would not change the company’s views or anything, but it would be an act of solidarity for the campus’s LGBT students.”

Emmett Ray, the petition’s author, explained that the anti-LGBT speakers referenced in the petition were “preachers with big signs condemning LGBT people,” and that he wished the university would “actually have security kick them out when people report them.”

Ray told Campus Reform that he wants Chick-Fil-A to be replaced “because Chick-fil-A is notoriously run by homophobes,” adding, “my goal with the petition was more to start a discussion than actually get Chick-fil-A closed.”

Several individuals voiced their support in comments, including at least one faculty member.

“Time for these people grow up and accept what is and move forward living life and stop hating and spread more love,” one said, while another asserted that, “The choice of Chick-fil-a by Pres. Tressel to come to YSU with Chartwells is symbolic of a culture of indifference towards minority communities.”

Heather Lorimer, an Associate Professor in Genetics at YSU, voiced her support, as well.

“I am a professor at YSU. I have not set foot up there since they became Chick-fil-A,” Lorimer stated, lamenting that, “A long time ago it used to be a respectable place where you could take an invited speaker out to lunch and even have table service. We now have no such place and I will not support Fried Food for Homophobes, which is what I think of Chick-fil-A.”

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Millennial Writer Releases What Can Be Called A “Snowflake Manifesto”

Check the basement for mold.

Via The Hay Ride:

Inc. Magazine published an article by Matthew Jones called “5 Things Millennials Want Everyone To Know About Political Correctness (That Older Generations Don’t Understand).” The article tries to explain why Millennials are so politically correct and why everyone else should be as well.

Unfortunately, Jones starts out by using some pretty ageist language.

Millennials know that using appropriate language invites rather than restricts productive conversation. Creating a supportive environment makes space for all individuals to feel welcome in sharing their opinions, rather than fearing that people will demonize their personhood and attack their character based on their identities. Thanks to the internet, Millennials are citizens of the globe and ambassadors of social justice. Unfortunately, not all generations understand how using certain words or phrases prohibits dialogue and hurts other people.

In case you missed it, Jones says non-Millennials are hurtful bigots. That’s a pretty strong microaggression against older people.

Even worse than calling non-Millennials hurtful bigots, Jones decides to speak for me.

I don’t want older people to be politically correct. I want honest and frank discussion. I don’t believe in intellectual safe spaces. Most of all, I don’t want anyone claiming to speak for me.[…]

Finally, Jones says that the reason why older folks reject political correctness is because they can’t adapt to the new world.

Many individuals in older generations think that Millennials are overly sensitive, but it may be the other way around. If Millennials are simply asking older generations to be respectful of others by using more inclusive language, and older generations respond with hostility–a common response to feeling threatened–perhaps older generations are dealing with an underlying fear of being unable to adapt to a changing world.

For a guy who writes about inclusion, Jones sure likes to stereotype people. He believes that those who disagree with political correctness are either bigots or stuck in the past.

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GOP Billionaire Says Doctors Should Have Killed Baby Trump

Sick.

Via Biz Pac Review:

Health care billionaire and GOP donor Mike Fernandez said Thursday that, had he been a doctor at the time, he would have killed President Donald Trump as a baby.

President Donald Trump speaks at a meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump is an “abortion of a human being … If I was the doctor and knew what that baby [Trump] would do, I’d have made sure it never would have seen the light of day,” Fernandez said.

Like many other GOP members, Fernandez joined the “Never-Trump” protests during the election, and put more than $3.5 million into anti-Trump ads in 2016. He also donated $3 million to former candidate Jeb Bush’s campaign.

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Hawaii Grand Jury Indicts US Soldier On Terrorism Charges For Trying To Aid ISIS

He should have been discharged five years ago.

Via Fox News:

A federal grand in Hawaii indicted a U.S. soldier on Friday for allegedly attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang, 34, was arrested by an FBI SWAT team on July 8. Kang was ordered held without bail. Kang was employed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.

Kang will be arraigned in federal court on Monday, which is when he had previously been scheduled for a preliminary hearing. Kang’s court-appointed attorney, Birney Bervar, told The Associated Press Friday that the indictment was expected.

“We haven’t had a preliminary in federal court here in probably 25 years,” Bervar told The Associated Press. “They don’t like to let us question their witnesses.”

Bervar said the soldier would plead not guilty on Monday when a federal judge will set a trial date.

Bervar said Kang’s mental state was never the same following his 2011 deployment.

“He’s a decorated American soldier for 10 years, goes to Afghanistan and comes back and things start going off the rails.”

According to an FBI affidavit, Kang’s behavior was obvious to those around him, the Washington Post reported.

“He was reprimanded on several occasions for threatening to hurt or kill other service members, and for arguing pro-ISIS views while at work and on-post,” according to the affidavit. “Due to these remarks and threats, Kang’s security clearance was revoked in 2012, but reinstated the following year after Kang complied with military requirements stemming from the investigation.”

Elliot Enoki, acting U.S. attorney for the District of Hawaii, and Dana Boente, acting assistant attorney general for national security, announced the indictment in a statement.

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Trump Has Made America $4.1 Trillion, But Dems Keep Asking If He Can Be Indicted..

Federal Government Prepares To Shoot Wild Horses In California…

This is what Congress is wasting its time on. Shooting ponies…

Via NY Times:

SONOMA, Calif. — Should the federal government encourage the slaughter of a living symbol of the American West?

While blunt, this question is unfortunately not hyperbole when it comes to America’s wild horses. This week the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment that would eliminate longstanding restrictions on killing wild horses and burros.

And it could get worse: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is also pushing to end the ban on selling these animals for slaughter for food in Mexico and Canada; at the same time, Mr. Zinke wants to cut funding for fertility control — the only scientifically recommended, humane tool available to manage wild horse herds.

Lawmakers in Congress must decide: Are they — and more important, their constituents — comfortable with the killing of animals that for nearly 50 years have been under congressional protection?

For years, the answer has been no, as legislators from both parties have sided with the 80 percent of Americans who, polls show, oppose horse slaughter. But they are being lobbied heavily by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management and a small but vocal group of ranchers who graze their livestock on public lands, who say the current practice of annual roundups of wild horses isn’t working.

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The Plot Thickens: Scaramucci Deletes Old Tweets, Saying ‘Past Views Evolved’

We know of others that have ‘evolved’. Update to this story.

Via Washington Examiner:

New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci announced Saturday he was purging old tweets that reflect policy views he no longer holds.

“Full transparency: I’m deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn’t be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that’s all that matters,” Scaramucci tweeted Saturday afternoon.

Old tweets from Scaramucci show that he embraced some liberal policy stances in the last few years, just as President Trump did before he committed to running as a Republican.

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Liberal Newspaper The Guardian: Trump Abortion Policy Will Kill African Women

Abortion kills otherwise.

Via PJ Media:

The Left’s exaggeration of President Donald Trump’s actions seems to have no bounds, especially when it comes to the issue of abortion. Any limit on the practice, and “We’re living in The Handmaid’s Tale!” On Friday, Britain’s The Guardian newspaper accused the president of signing “a global death warrant for women.”

“Six months ago, one powerful man in the White House, watched by seven more, signed a piece of paper that will prevent millions of women around the world from deciding what they can and can’t do with their own bodies,” The Guardian’s Sarah Boseley reported. “In that moment, on his very first Monday morning in office, Donald Trump effectively signed the death warrants of thousands of women.”

Boseley linked to, and was exaggerating, the claims of philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, who warned that the Mexico City Policy would endanger “millions of women and children.”

So what is the Mexico City Policy? The policy first took effect in 1985 under President Ronald Reagan, and it has been revoked by Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and reinstated by George W. Bush and Donald Trump. The policy bars non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that offer or promote abortion from receiving federal funding.

“Not only is funding abortions abroad far outside America’s national interest, the deicision to overturn this rule allowed money from the American people to be used to support a practice that millions of Americans are firmly against,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said when Trump reinstated the policy.

Other U.S. law prohibits federal tax dollars going specifically to abortion overseas, but the Mexico City Policy forbids any funding to groups which also perform or advocate abortions. Abortion groups attacked the policy as a “global gag order.”

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Twitter Is Having A Meltdown Over HBO’s New Show “Confederate”…

Via Daily Caller:

HBO recently announced its new show “Confederate,” and the reaction on the internet is pretty much exactly what people have come to expect.

The plot of the show, according to HBO, is, “CONFEDERATE chronicles the events leading to the Third American Civil War. The series takes place in an alternate timeline, where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution.

The story follows a broad swath of characters on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Demilitarized Zone — freedom fighters, slave hunters, politicians, abolitionists, journalists, the executives of a slave-holding conglomerate and the families of people in their thrall.”

That plot sounds very intriguing, but people on Twitter seem to have a very different take on the situation.

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Anthony Scaramucci’s Old Tweets Reveal Liberal Views On Climate, Abortion, Gay Rights, Border Wall

Via Washington Examiner:

Old tweets from incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci show that he embraced some liberal policy stances in the last few years, just as President Trump did before he committed to running as a Republican.

“I am not a partisan just practical. I voted for Clinton and Obama,” Scaramucci wrote on Twitter in November 2011.

@infovestment I am not a partisan just practical. I voted for Clinton and Obama. Now I am ABO.— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) November 10, 2011
In 2012, Scaramucci reacted to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings with a call for gun control.

“I have always been for strong gun control laws,” Scaramucci wrote in December 2012.

@laurasgoldman I don’t support that legislation, never had, I have always been for strong gun control laws.— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) December 15, 2012

Earlier that year, he wrote, “We (the USA) has 5% of the world’s population but 50% of the world’s guns. Enough is enough. It is just common sense it apply more controls.”

The 53-year-old Long Island native also urged conservatives to embrace gay marriage and rights in 2012.

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Democratic Party In Free-Fall, Can Barely Pay Its Bills…

Poor babies. (literally)

Asheville, NC Hires City’s First Equity And Inclusion Manager To Focus On Race

A glorified community organizer.

Via Citizen Times:

The city has hired its first equity and inclusion manager, a position meant to root out institutional racism and give opportunities to underrepresented minorities.

Kimberlee Archie, a higher education consultant from Charlotte, was selected after a nationwide search, city officials said in a release late Thursday afternoon.

The other finalist was Alaysia Black Hackett, director of diversity and multicultural affairs at Mars Hill University. The two made the cut from a pool of nine top candidates.

Archie will begin work July 31 with an annual salary of $80,000. Total funding for the equity program is $136,000 this fiscal year, which started July 1. […]

In her new position, Archie will work inside city departments and outside municipal government with nonprofits, the public and others to “establish the use of an equity lens in all city programs and policies,” city officials said. Her first focus will be on city hiring and human resources, purchasing, public engagement, sustainability, public safety and community and economic development, officials said.

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New Jersey Raises Legal Smoking Age To 21…

Now you can serve in the army and vote before you can drink or smoke in New Jersey.

Via NJ.com:

TRENTON — New Jersey became the third state in the nation to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21, Gov. Chris Christie announced Friday, saying, “no one should lose their life due to any addictive substance.”

New Jersey already had banned tobacco sales to anyone under 19. But the bill’s advocates pushed for a higher age pointing to studies that show youth who don’t take up smoking into their early 20s will never make it a habit.

Echoing his often-used theme of breaking the cycle of addiction, the governor issued a statement saying the time had come to protect young New Jerseyans by “giving young people more time to develop a maturity and better understanding of how dangerous smoking can be and that it is better to not start smoking in the first place.”

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