Agency That Sent False Missile Alert In Hawaii Gets Death Threats

That will solve the problem.

Via NY Post:

Hawaiians are so mad over the bogus missile alert sent to their phones over the weekend that they’re calling in death threats to the agency responsible, according to a new report.

The threats came in through the agency’s public phone line, a spokesperson for Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency told Hawaii News Now.

“We understand that members of our community are angry about Saturday’s false alarm, and we are looking at these messages as individuals blowing off steam,” the spokesperson said in a statement issued to the outlet. “While we take any threat against our personnel seriously, we are doing our best not to escalate the situation.”

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US Scientist Who Inspected North Korea’s Nuclear Facility Warns They Have Up To 60 Bombs

Courtesy of Bill Clinton.

Via Daily Mail:

An American scientist who has seen the North Korean nuclear secrets claims Kim Jong-un is not bluffing and that the White House should be concerned.

Dr Sig Hecker, who was once in charge of designing nuclear weapons for the US, was shown around the hermit kingdom seven times and each time was given access to confidential information.

The doctor, who the North Koreans knew would feed the information back to his bosses in America, held plutonium extracted at a secret complex in Yongbyon.

Combined with the country’s massive stock of uranium, it is estimated Kim Jong-un’s army has between 30 and 60 nuclear weapons at its disposal, according to Hecker.

Experts now believe Pyongyang has a better understanding of Washington than the other way around, which could be a stumbling block for Donald Trump.

Hecker told CBS: ‘I was immensely surprised by how much they showed me and with the openness with which they showed and explained that to me.’

He had been director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory – more commonly known as the birthplace of the American atomic bomb – for 11 years.

In 2004, he was invited for his first tour of Yongbyon, and he has returned six times since.

It was here he was given North Korean plutonium to hold – a heavy, radioactive metal encased in a glass jar.

The moment Hecker physically testified to the isolated nation’s nuclear might, the balance in Washington shifted.

‘It changed from one of “we don’t know exactly what they have, if they have enough to make anything” to the fact that they actually could have four to six bombs,’ he said.

The complex continues to be monitored by satellites orbiting above the country, and 14 years later it is thought the number of weapons has increased by at least five-fold.

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CNN Praises MLK for Being a Socialist ‘Before It Was Cool’

CNN revealing itself.

Via Free Beacon:

A CNN piece published Monday heralded Martin Luther King Jr.’s views on issues beyond civil rights, including his support for democratic socialism.

CNN’s John Blake wrote about “Three ways MLK speaks to our time,” published as a straight news article rather than an opinion piece. Blake wrote that on the holiday honoring his legacy, King’s commitment to socialism, role as an “environmental hero,” and congeniality towards his opponents ought to be considered alongside his racial advocacy.

“If you’re more familiar with your smartphone than your history, try this: Think of King not just as a civil rights hero, but also as an app — his legacy has to be updated to remain relevant,” Blake wrote.

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Rand Paul Reveals What Trump Did For Haiti

But let not facts get in the way. Trump was a ‘white ally’ for 30 years. But that got forgotten once he ran against Democrats.

Via BPR:

Forget the “racism accusations”… President Trump has done more for Haiti than the Clintons.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., defended the president on the Sunday edition of NBC’s “Meet the Press.” The lawmaker dismissed charges of racism and revealed that Trump financed a medical mission in which Paul performed surgeries on 200 Haitians.

Paul, an ophthalmologist, told NBC’s Chuck Todd the president provided funding for the mission trip before taking office.

The Kentucky senator said:

“It is unfair to draw conclusions from a remark that I think wasn’t constructive is the least we can say and I think it is unfair to all of a sudden, paint him, well, he’s a racist, when I know for a fact he cares very deeply about the people in Haiti because he helped to finance a trip, we were able to give vision back for 200 people in Haiti.”

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Samantha Power Threw an Election Night Party for the Other Female U.N. Ambassadors Expecting a Clinton Victory

Surprise!

Via Free Beacon:

Samantha Power threw a 2016 election-night party for the other 37 female United Nations ambassadors expecting to see Hillary Clinton elected the first female U.S. president, only for the bash to end in despair, she revealed in a new interview.

“I’ve had a lot of bad ideas in my life, but none as immortalized as this one,” Power told Politico‘s Susan Glasser in a joint interview with former top Barack Obama aide Ben Rhodes.

HBO captured the party’s evolution from glee to sadness as part of its new documentary from Greg Barker, “The Final Year.” Rhodes and Power are two of the stars of the film’s behind-the-scenes access to Obama’s last year in office.

Power, who served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2013 to 2017, said she made the invitation to her fellow ambassadors fully expecting the “glass ceiling” to be shattered by Clinton. She was picked by most political experts to easily defeat Donald Trump.

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Someone Lit Up Trump Hotel In D.C. With ‘Sh**hole’ And Poop Emojis

This is the juvenile left.

Via BPR:

An artist took a projector and displayed the word “sh*thole” on the Washington, D.C., Trump International Hotel Saturday to make a statement about the president’s reported comments.

Robin Bell, the man reportedly behind the display, posted pictures on Twitter of the words “sh*thole,” and “this place is a sh*thole,” as well as the poop emoji, reported The Huffington Post.

The projector also showed a longer message on the hotel, telling people “This is not normal” and “the president distracts us from politics that are harming us.” Bell has a history of projecting anti-Trump messages on the Trump hotel as well has the Department of Justice. Bell displayed “#SessionsMustGo” on the DOJ building in May 2017.

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North Korea Threatens To Pull Out Of The Olympics After South Korea Praises Trump

They’re talking, which is positive movement. But North Korea is trying to throw a wedge between South Korea and the U.S.

Via Daily Caller:

Not even a week since talks between the North and the South began, and North Korea is already trying to drive a wedge between the U.S. and South Korea by threatening to pull out of the Olympics over Seoul’s ties to Washington.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a speech Tuesday that President Donald Trump made a “huge contribution” to the talks held Tuesday at the Korean border. Trump “made a huge contribution to make inter-Korean talks happen,” Moon explained to reporters. “I’d like to express my gratitude.”

He reportedly said talks “could be the effect of the sanctions and pressure led by the U.S.”

As North Korea — as many observers predicted — wants to separate the South from its protector, the North rebuked the South Korean leader for his so-called “ill-boding” remarks.

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Exec Dir Of Center For Immigration Studies: Wall Will Pay For Itself With Illegal Aliens It Keeps Out

Trump Supporters Demand Arrest Of London Mayor Sadiq Khan

Update to this story.

Via Sky News:

Supporters of US President Donald Trump have disrupted a speech by Sadiq Khan, calling for the London Mayor to be arrested.

Mr Khan was about to start speaking to the Fabian Society in London when he was disrupted by protesters from a group called the White Pendragons, who shouted pro-Trump and pro-Brexit slogans.

It came after a tweet by Mr Khan on Friday, in which he said Mr Trump had “got the message” that he was “not welcome” in London after the President cancelled a planned visit to open the new US embassy.

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British Army Recruitment Video Features Islamic Prayer…

Via Daily Mail:

The British Army has released a new advert showing a Muslim soldier praying as it defied critics of an inclusive recruitment campaign which critics have called ‘politically correct’.

The new film, called Keeping My Faith, shows a soldier taking off his helmet and kneeling down in prayer while his comrades wait respectfully nearby.

It is the latest step in the Army’s ‘This is Belonging’ campaign, which has featured adverts telling recruits they are allowed to be emotional and reassuring gay people that they will be accepted if they sign up.

But the videos uploaded to YouTube came under fire last week when retired Major General Tim Cross said recruits needed to know that ‘we are not going to be soft and we are not going to be nice to people’.

In the latest video the Muslim soldier is shown washing his face and using a prayer mat while his colleagues keep quiet.

The caption ‘This is Belonging’ appears as the soldier gets up again and the squad moves on with its hillside patrol.

Colonel Richard Kemp, who led British troops in Afghanistan, said the new campaign showed an Army ‘being forced down a route of political correctness’.

HT: ROP

Iran Protesters Thank Trump For His Support, Call For Stronger Sanctions

Stop the flow of money and cut off the head.

Via Fox News:

They are risking their lives to bring freedom to Iran, and vow to continue their protests.

“These uprisings have just begun. People are not at all willing to give up,” one activist told Fox News from the streets of Iran.

“Their patience has come to an end and they have nothing to lose. Iran will surely not fall down and people will not retreat from their demands.”

The defiance comes as President Trump announced Friday that he is waving sanctions against Iran under the controversial 2015 nuclear deal one last time, and gave the European allies four months to change the terms of the agreement or he may seek to scrap it.

The protesters we talked to demand even harsher sanctions.

“They should impose major sanctions on the regime,” one protester demanded. Another added there “should be sanctions for human rights violations.”

The protesters are members of the long banned opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI, also known as the MEK). The group’s leader, Maryam Rajavi, has been directly blamed by the Iranian government for fomenting the unrest.

Social media videos show supporters unveiling large banners with Rajavi’s photo over highway overpasses, and continuing their opposition.

Punitive measures sought

The group is calling for Iran’s oil exports to also be subject to sanctions, the ability of the Tehran regime to access the international banking system to be cut off, as well as other punitive measures.

The activists predict stronger methods will work, and are thanking the president and the American public for keeping up the pressure.

“We thank you President Trump. We call on all of the supporters of the people who press this regime from different fronts, to put pressure with you and overthrow with us,” the activist told Fox News in broken English.

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Antifa Group Proposes “Law Enforcement Incineration Day”

How delightful.

Via Campus Reform:

An Antifa student group at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) has proposed that “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day” be rebranded as “Law Enforcement Incineration Day.”

“Instead of #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay how about #LawEnforcementIncinerationDay,” the group Autonomous Student Network (ASN) Austin tweeted on January 9, accompanied by a photo of a policeman engulfed in flames.

According to Time, the unidentified 41-year-old officer depicted in the photo was patrolling the streets of Paris, France on May 1, 2017—otherwise known as “May Day,” a date associated with violent protests—when he was struck by a Molotov cocktail that inflicted third-degree burns.

ASN Austin describes itself on its Facebook page as “an organization that seeks to promote student autonomy through direct action tactics.”

“We are dedicated to the complete abolition of all systems of domination and hierarchy. We stand absolutely against white supremacy, settler colonialism, cisheteropatriarchy, ableism, the state, and capitalism as systems which organize violent and hierarchical relationships between social groups,” the group declares.

“We see the state as integral to all forms of domination,” the description continues, adding that “we see police as an extension of this and refuse any negotiation with the cops.”

ASN Austin disavows any specific “vision of what alternatives we want to build,” instead saying that it aims to “provide an outlet for radical student activism” and “radicalize student activism on campus beyond the pathetic spectacle of chants and protests that are so non-disruptive to those in power.”

The extensive description concludes with a call to “Spread Anarchy, Live Communism!”

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan Takes Credit For Cancelled Trump Visit, “He Got The Message”…

Sadiq Khan is a legend… in his own mind.

Via Express:

LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan claims Donald Trump has “got the message” after the US President cancelled his planned state visit to the UK in February.

Mr Khan – who has clashed with the president in the past – said a visit by Mr Trump would have been met by “mass peaceful protests” in the capital.

The US President confirmed on Twitter that he would not visit the UK to cut the ribbon on the new US embassy building in south London.

Mr Khan said: “It appears that President Trump got the message from the many Londoners who love and admire America and Americans but find his policies and actions the polar opposite of our city’s values of inclusion, diversity and tolerance.

“His visit next month would without doubt have been met by mass peaceful protests.

“This just reinforces what a mistake it was for Theresa May to rush and extend an invitation of a state visit in the first place.

“Let’s hope that Donald Trump also revisits the pursuit of his divisive agenda.”

Soldier Surprises Daughter At School After A Year Away

Good Guys With Guns Thwart Assault At SC Car Dealership

Police are minutes away.

Via The Herald:

A pair of customers legally carrying guns held a pipe-wielding attacker at bay at a York County car dealership until police arrived in a December incident where the suspect threatened to kill dealership employees, prosecutors said in court Friday.

Alonzo Seegars, upset with service at Stateline car dealership on Gold Hill Road in Fort Mill on Dec. 21, arrived armed with a pipe wrench, said Aaron Hayes, 16th Circuit assistant solicitor. Seegars told a service employee, “I know who you are and you are a dead man,” then “threatened to kill” a female employee, Hayes said.

Seegars then shouted out ‘Watch this!’ as he smashed at least three vehicles with the pipe wrench, Hayes said.

Two customers, whom prosecutors said had legal concealed carry permits and were armed legally at the time, intervened and “held Mr. Seegars at bay” with the handguns at the crowded dealership until police arrived, Hayes said. York County deputies tackled Seegars after using an electric stun gun. Seegars suffered a broken leg in the scuffle.

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Chelsea Manning’s First Video For Senate Run: “We Need To Take The Reins Of Power From Them”

It’s not an accident that Manning is dressed like Antifa.

We live in trying times.
Times of Fear—
of suppression—
of hate.
We don’t need more—or better leaders.
We need someone willing to fight.
We need to stop asking them to give us our rights.
They won’t support us.
They won’t compromise.
We need to stop expecting that our systems will somehow fix themselves.
We need to actually take the reins of power from them.
We need to challenge them at every level.
We need to fix this.
We don’t need them anymore.
We can do better.
You’re damn right #WeGotThis

HT: Gabby

Why Is Liberal California The Poverty Capital Of America?

Entitlement programs and taxes.

Via LA Times:

Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia, but California, where nearly one out of five residents is poor. That’s according to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, which factors in the cost of housing, food, utilities and clothing, and which includes noncash government assistance as a form of income.

Given robust job growth and the prosperity generated by several industries, it’s worth asking why California has fallen behind, especially when the state’s per-capita GDP increased approximately twice as much as the U.S. average over the five years ending in 2016 (12.5%, compared with 6.27%).

It’s not as though California policymakers have neglected to wage war on poverty. Sacramento and local governments have spent massive amounts in the cause. Several state and municipal benefit programs overlap with one another; in some cases, individuals with incomes 200% above the poverty line receive benefits. California state and local governments spent nearly $958 billion from 1992 through 2015 on public welfare programs, including cash-assistance payments, vendor payments and “other public welfare,” according to the Census Bureau. California, with 12% of the American population, is home today to about one in three of the nation’s welfare recipients.

The generous spending, then, has not only failed to decrease poverty; it actually seems to have made it worse.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, some states — principally Wisconsin, Michigan, and Virginia — initiated welfare reform, as did the federal government under President Clinton and a Republican Congress. Tied together by a common thread of strong work requirements, these overhauls were a big success: Welfare rolls plummeted and millions of former aid recipients entered the labor force.

The state and local bureaucracies that implement California’s antipoverty programs, however, resisted pro-work reforms. In fact, California recipients of state aid receive a disproportionately large share of it in no-strings-attached cash disbursements. It’s as though welfare reform passed California by, leaving a dependency trap in place. Immigrants are falling into it: 55% of immigrant families in the state get some kind of means-tested benefits, compared with just 30% of natives.

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Illegals Fleeing To Canada Find Even Liberal Canada Has Limits To Freebies

Take off, eh.

Via Breitbart:

With renewed pressure brought to bear by President Donald Trump on illegal aliens in the U.S., Canada is warning immigrants here that illegally crossing into Canada is not a free ticket to permanent residency and they can still be deported back to their point of origin if they steal across America’s northern border.

With many illegal immigrants becoming uneasy over their status in the U.S., some are eyeing a trip northward to a country many are told will accept everyone and give them lots of free stuff to boot.

But Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s immigration minister, recently warned illegals that they shouldn’t waltz into Canada and necessarily expect to get cradle to the grave freebies, according to the New York Times.

Hussen, who was an immigrant to Canada himself, warned illegals that while Canada is a welcoming country, they won’t take everyone who illegally crosses into the country.

“We don’t want people to illegally enter our border, and doing so is not a free ticket to Canada,” Hussen said . “We are saying, ‘You will be apprehended, screened, detained, fingerprinted, and if you can’t establish a genuine claim, you will be denied refugee protection and removed.’”

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HT: Pinky_Sauvo

Brother Of American ISIS Fighter Gets 10 Years In Prison After Informant’s Testimony

The brothers grew up in Minnesota.

Via San Diego Union Tribune:

When news spread that former San Diego City College student Douglas McCain had died in battle in Syria — making him the first U.S. citizen to be killed fighting for the Islamic State — the investigation quickly pivoted close to home. How had he gotten there, and who had been supporting him?

The FBI scrutiny landed on his brother, Marchello McCain, living in an apartment in east San Diego, and a close-knit group of friends the siblings had made growing up in Minnesota — some of whom were radicalized when they previously lived in San Diego.

On Friday, one arm of the investigation culminated with a 10-year prison sentence for Marchello McCain. The 35-year-old factory worker had pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms and lying to the FBI as they probed his brother’s terrorism ties.

But, in arguing for a stiffer prison sentence, prosecutors accused Marchello McCain of far more sinister motives, laying out for the first time in great detail evidence they say shows he was part of a conspiracy to support terrorism in Syria, and that he planned to eventually join his brother in the jihad there.

Bolstering their case was an informant, a 22-year-old former San Diegan and one-time jihad supporter who testified for a few hours during the sentencing hearing in front of U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan.

The testimony by the informant, Abdirahman Bashir, gave incredible insight into how a network of young men in the United States became radicalized, the powerful recruiting methods they used on family and friends, and the logistics of leaving everything behind to fight for martyrdom overseas.

The McCain brothers grew up in Minneapolis, with Douglas moving first to San Diego in 2005 and Marchello following a year later. Douglas moved with two friends who were brothers — men who would end up radicalizing during their time in San Diego and recruit others in their circle to join the movement, Bashir testified.

Bashir, a middle-schooler at the time, and Hanad Mohallim, another youth who was cousins with the two men, were instructed to watch radical Islamic videos online that spoke of the paradise and blessings for foreign fighters, as well as the evils of American policies on Muslims.

“If you die a martyr you can intercede for family members, they are sinning,” Bashir said of some of the teachings. “If a few of us (die), generations can be saved from the hellfire.”

The two radical mentors — Hamsa and Hirsi Karie — later moved to Canada, strengthening their ideology, and continued to groom the two youth. Meanwhile, the McCain brothers also remained close associates. And then all that talk — about the duty of all Muslims to join jihad, about the paradise that awaited martyrs — was put into action. The Karie brothers left for Syria — the site of a bloody civil war between President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and numerous rebel groups. Some of those groups were more moderate and backed by the U.S., while others were developing a reputation for extreme violence and religious views. The Karie brothers joined the latter — the Islamic State.

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Mitt Romney Privately Confirms Intent To Run For Orrin Hatch’s Utah Senate Seat

Mitt, you had your chance, time for some new blood.

Via Washington Examiner:

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has privately confirmed his intention to run for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, according to a report.

Romney friend and business leader Kem Gardner told Utah Gov. Gary Herbert he had received a text message from Romney saying, “I’m running,” per a New York Times article published Sunday.

Romney has not publicly stated whether he will pursue the Senate seat held by Hatch for more than 40 years, but he did change his Twitter account earlier in 2018 to say he lives in Utah, not Massachusetts.

Hatch announced on Jan. 2 he would not seek re-election at the end of his seventh term in office.

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