Report: Obama Agreed To “Secret” Exemptions Allowing Iran To Evade Restrictions On Nuke Program…

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Via Reuters:

The United States and its negotiating partners agreed “in secret” to allow Iran to evade some restrictions in last year’s landmark nuclear agreement in order to meet the deadline for it to start getting relief from economic sanctions, according to a report reviewed by Reuters.

The report is to be published on Thursday by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, said the think tank’s president David Albright, a former U.N. weapons inspector and co-author of the report. It is based on information provided by several officials of governments involved in the negotiations, who Albright declined to identify.

Reuters could not independently verify the report’s assertions.

“The exemptions or loopholes are happening in secret, and it appears that they favor Iran,” Albright said.

Among the exemptions were two that allowed Iran to exceed the deal’s limits on how much low-enriched uranium (LEU) it can keep in its nuclear facilities, the report said. LEU can be purified into highly enriched, weapons-grade uranium.

The exemptions, the report said, were approved by the joint commission the deal created to oversee implementation of the accord. The commission is comprised of the United States and its negotiating partners — called the P5+1 — and Iran.

One senior “knowledgeable” official was cited by the report as saying that if the joint commission had not acted to create these exemptions, some of Iran’s nuclear facilities would not have been in compliance with the deal by Jan. 16, the deadline for the beginning of the lifting of sanctions.

The U.S. administration has said that the world powers that negotiated the accord — the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany — made no secret arrangements.

He Did It Again! Biden Again Points Out Military Aide Carrying Nuclear Codes at Clinton Rally

A little over two weeks ago he did the exact same thing.

Via Free Beacon:

Vice President Joe Biden repeated a gaffe from last month on Thursday when he pointed out the military aide who travels with him carrying the nuclear launch codes.

Again criticizing GOP nominee Donald Trump as unfit to be commander-in-chief during a Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Ohio, Biden cited the responsibility of holding the nuclear codes.

“He has no idea what the hell he’s talking about, and guess what? That’s OK sometimes … But I’ve got a military aide with me carrying a briefcase,” Biden said, pointing to his left. “No, I mean this sincerely. That briefcase has the nuclear codes in it and, God forbid, if something happened to the president and a decision had to be made, I open it up and the nuclear codes are there. Just imagine giving this guy access.”

Bad: Matt Lauer To Host First Clinton-Trump Event – Worse: He’s A Former Member Of The Clinton Foundation…

And to top it off, the Clinton Foundation attempted to scrub Lauer’s name from their website.

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Via Mediaite:

NBC’s Matt Lauer, who NBC Universal recently announced would moderate the upcoming Commander-in-Chief Forum with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, was once listed as a “notable member” of the Clinton Global Initiative, the leadership arm of the Clinton Foundation.

The page on the Clinton Foundation website that listed several other prominent journalists as members as well has since been deleted. But Mediaite screencapped the page when it was first reported on back in 2015.

Rutgers: To Avoid Microaggressions, Speak Only When “Necessary”

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Rutgers is going full micro. The administration now warns against “microassaults”, “micorinsults” and “microinvalidations”. Students at Rutgers just need to shut-up so as not to offend anyone.

Via Campus Reform:

Students in at least one Rutgers University residence hall are being encouraged to use only language that is “helpful” and “necessary” to avoid committing microaggressions.

The display, photos of which were obtained by Campus Reform, is titled “Language Matters: Think,” and was placed in the College Avenue Apartments by a resident assistant, according to a current resident of the building who does not wish to be identified.

Erected as part of the university’s “Language Matters” campaign, the bulletin board instructs students to ask themselves whether their choice of words is “true,” “helpful,” “inspiring,” “necessary,” and “kind” before speaking out, and also includes a list of potentially-offensive terms, such as “retarded” and “illegal aliens.”

Also included on the bulletin board is a flyer from the “Language Matters” campaign, an initiative launched by the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities some time during the 2015 fall semester.

The flyer, which was adapted from the University of Maryland’s “Inclusive Language Campaign,” lists various terms that some people might find offensive, presenting scenarios such as saying “he looks like a terrorist” to someone who is “a United States veteran;” using the phrase “that’s so ghetto” around someone who “grew up in poverty;” and commenting that an “exam just raped me” in the presence of “a survivor of sexual assault.”

The “Language Matters” website includes a presentation similar in nature to the flyer, outlining the “big impact” of “little things” and providing examples of the three types of microaggressions.

A microassault may include “avoiding someone,” for instance, while an example of a microinsult is telling someone they are strong for a girl. A microinvalidation, meanwhile, could involve asking an Asian or Latino person where they are from.

Simply avoiding offensive language, however, is not enough according to Rutgers, which claims that microaggressions can also be “nonverbal” and “environmental,” but fails to elaborate further.

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Vermont College Hands Out Gender “Pronoun Pins” To Students And Faculty…

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Via Campus Reform:

In an effort to become more inclusive for gender nonconforming students, Champlain College handed out hundreds of pronoun pins to students and faculty during first-year orientation.

The pins contain a number of preferential pronouns, including “she/her,” “he/him,” “xe/xer,” and even pins that read “Hello, my pronouns are fluid. Please ask me!”

According to the Burlington Free Press, the pins were created by the office Residential Life, which expressed a desire to “accommodate students in the LGBT community.”

France: Couple Beaten By Muslim Men For Eating Ham Pizza…

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And Obama just let 10,000 of these people into America.

Two men who attacked a young couple for eating a pizza topped with ham have been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Youness Boussaid and Fatah Bouzid, both 27, launched a brutal attack on the pair after warning them they would “go to hell” because the pizza they were eating contained ham.

The victims left Le Mix Bar, a nightclub in Cambrésis, France, where they had spent the evening, and ordered pizza from a nearby food vendor. They were approached by Boussaid and Bouzid soon after, who offered the young couple cocaine.

Noticing ham on the pizza, the two Arabs told the pair they would “go to hell” for eating it. Islam forbids the consumption of meat from pigs.

Seeking to humiliate the woman, the assailants caressed her blonde hair and forced fingers into her nose, which caused her to fall and lose consciousness. When her companion tried to protect her, the two Arabs began to beat the young man before security staff from Le Mix Bar intervened.

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The Fatal I-10 Bus Crash Where Driver Was An Illegal Alien With Lengthy Arrest Record Shines Light On New Orleans As A Sanctuary City…

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He should have been deported years ago. Update to this previous story.

Via The Hay Ride:

Information is dribbling out about Denis Yasmir Amaya Rodriguez, the illegal alien from Honduras who crashed a party bus into a traffic pileup on I-10 in St. John the Baptist Parish on Sunday, killing two people and injuring some 40 others – and none of it is good.

And Amaya’s lengthy history as an illegal running wild outside the law now promises to make a few of Louisiana’s more high-profile public officials look like clowns.

At present, there is a major dust-up afoot between Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu over the issue, as yesterday Landry put out a statement noting how tragedies like the one involving Amaya over the weekend point out the danger in running sanctuary cities like the one Landrieu is running. Here was Landry’s statement…

“It comes as no surprise that Amaya-Rodriguez was living in metropolitan New Orleans, our State’s only sanctuary city. Sanctuary policies encourage the further migration of illegals into communities and cost a grave toll in money and safety, as was shown in the tragic deaths of St. John Fire Chief Spencer Chauvin and Jermaine Starr on Sunday.”

“Sunday’s tragedy highlights the need for a sound immigration policy, including the ban of sanctuary cities. Amaya-Rodriguez has been encountered by law enforcement over a half a dozen times in the last five years, yet he continued to roam the streets until he took two lives.”

That motivated Landrieu to fly into a rage and fling mud in Landry’s direction…

In a response Tuesday afternoon, Landrieu called it “shameful” that Landry “would politicize the fatal traffic accident for his own personal gain.”

“It makes no sense why he would attack our city – the driver of the bus does not live in in New Orleans and the company that employs him is not even permitted to operate here,” Landrieu said. “The old adage of never letting a good crisis go to waste is on full display.”

One suspects there might well be more blowback in Landrieu’s face now that this issue is at the forefront of public discussion, but for now one can only wonder what Landry is doing. After all, the mayor is correct – Amaya isn’t one of his illegals.

Rather, Amaya belongs to the New Orleans area’s other banana republic potentate – that being Jefferson Parish sheriff Newell Normand.

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Report: North Korean Official Dozes Off During Meeting With Kim Jong Un… Promptly Executed With An Anti-Aircraft Gun…

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Ouch.

Via Daily Caller:

In another round of high-level purges in North Korea, Kim Jong Un has allegedly offed two senior officials by use of anti-aircraft guns, reports the Korea JoongAng Daily.

The young dictator Kim Jong Un reportedly executed two high-ranking officials with an anti-aircraft gun earlier this month, a source inside the reclusive North Korea told the JoongAng Ilbo.

Former agricultural minister Hwang Min and senior education ministry official Ri Yong-jin were executed on a special order from Kim himself.

Ri was reportedly executed for dozing off during a meeting with Kim. Later, he was charged with corruption and showing disrespect to the leader, reports Reuters.

Tim Kaine: Hillary Clinton Takes Questions From Reporters “Every Day”…

She just doesn’t answer them.

Via Washington Times:

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine claimed Thursday that Hillary Clinton takes questions from reporters “every day” and said he doesn’t see a big difference between holding a press conference and talking to the media on the campaign trail.

“You see Hillary take questions from reporters every day,” Mr. Kaine said on “CBS This Morning.” “She talks to the press everywhere she goes.”

“I don’t see what the massive difference is between a press conference and talking to the press everywhere you go,” he said. “She talks to the press a lot, and I’ve been with her when she’s talked to the press.”

Mr. Kaine said Mrs. Clinton answered several questions last month after she delivered remarks at a meeting of African-American and Hispanic journalists and that should count.

“That counts. They’re a legitimate group, and a press conference with them counts,” he said.

SJW Rejoice! Georgetown University To Give Slave Descendants Priority For Admission…

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So dumb.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort to atone for profiting from the sale of enslaved people.

Georgetown president John DeGioia told news outlets that the university in Washington will implement the admissions preferences. He says Georgetown will need to identify and reach out to descendants of slaves and recruit them to the university.

On Thursday morning, a university committee released a report that also called on its leaders to offer a formal apology for the university’s participation in the slave trade.

In 1838, two priests who served as president of the university orchestrated the sale of 272 people to pay off debts at the school. The slaves were sent from Maryland to plantations in Louisiana.

Hillary Tells American Legion: Hey, You Know I Helped Kill Osama Bin Laden…

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Sure you did.

Via Denver Post:

Portraying a vote for her as a patriotic act, Hillary Clinton made a vigorous appeal to Republican voters Wednesday, arguing that she would best uphold American values, care for the military and protect national security interests.

At the American Legion’s annual convention in Cincinnati, the Democratic presidential nominee called the United States an “exceptional nation,” and accused Republican rival Donald Trump of thinking that approach is “insulting to the rest of the world.”

“When we say America is exceptional, it doesn’t mean that people from other places don’t feel deep national pride just like we do,” Clinton said. “It means that we recognize America’s unique and unparalleled ability to be a force for peace and progress, a champion for freedom and opportunity.”

She said America must be a leader in the world, “because when America fails to lead, we leave a vacuum.”[…]

She stressed to the American Legion her experience on the Senate Armed Services Committee and as secretary of state and noted her role in advising President Barack Obama on the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, saying she was “deeply honored” to take part.

The speech was touted as one that would emphasize “American exceptionalism,” an idea that the U.S., as an “exceptional” world citizen, has a moral obligation to advance democracy in the world rather than imposing it against another country’s will. The speech largely hewed to the theme of a country with a strong military and one that cares for its veterans — red meat to the American Legion audience.

Offering insight into her foreign policy, Clinton said “we can’t cozy up to dictators, we have to stand up to them. We can’t contain ISIS, we must defeat them and we will.”

Clinton promised to invest in the military and support veterans, pledging not to privatize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She said the United States must modernize the military and embrace new tactics, noting that the country should “treat cyberattacks just like any other attacks” and respond through economic, diplomatic and military means.

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Colin Kaepernick Now Wearing Socks Depicting Police As Pigs During 49ers Practice…

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The douche just got douchier.

Via CBS:

Colin Kaepernick’s popularity with police officers has slowly been decreasing ever since Sunday when he revealed that a big reason he’s protesting the national anthem is due to the police brutality that’s taking place in this country.

During an interview on Sunday, Kaepernick said that police brutality against minorities has to stop if he’s ever going to stand for the national anthem again.

“People of color have been targeted by police,” Kaepernick said. “So that’s a large part of it and they’re government officials. They are put in place by the government. So that’s something that this country has to change. There’s things we can do to hold them more accountable. Make those standards higher. You have people that practice law and are lawyers and go to school for eight years, but you can become a cop in six months and don’t have to have the same amount of training as a cosmetologist.”

After Kaepernick’s interview, the San Francisco Police Officers Association sent out a letter blasting his comments.

Well, if they weren’t happy with his comments, they’re probably not going to like his practice socks.

It appears that over the past few weeks, Kaepernick has been wearing socks that show a pig in a cop’s hat.

Video: College Students Call Colin Kaepernick “Heroic,” But Don’t Know National Anthem Lyrics…

HT: Campus Reform

Saudi Arabia Sentences Man To 10 Years In jail And 2,000 Lashes For Tweeting He Was An Atheist…

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Via Fox News:

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to ten years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism on Twitter.

The 28-year-old reportedly refused to repent, insisting what he wrote reflected his beliefs and that he had the right to express them.

The hardline Islamic state’s religious police in charge of monitoring social networks found more than 600 tweets denying the existence of God, ridiculing Koranic verses, accusing all prophets of lies and saying their teaching fuelled hostilities.

He was sentenced under a controversial law that defines atheism as “terrorism”.

In 2014 the late King Abdullah issued a string of royal decrees aimed at clamping down on all forms of political dissent and protests that could “harm public order”.

Video: Al-Nusra Jihadists Take A Direct Hit From A Missile…

Overnight Open Thread: FSU Player Sits With Autistic Sixth Grader For Lunch At Middle School

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Via Daily Mail:

For one day, a mother said she did not have to worry about her son eating lunch by himself after he was joined by Florida State University wide receiver Travis Rudolph.

A sweet photo capturing Rudolph and autistic sixth-grader Bo Paske having lunch on Tuesday at Tallahassee’s Montford Middle School has since circulated on social media.

The 20-year-old was among five football players visiting the school to meet with students when he saw Bo by himself at a table in the lunch room, and asked if he could sit with him.

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Highlights Of Trump Immigration Speech: Our Greatest Compassion Has To Be For American Citizens

Via NYT:

• Mr. Trump explained his supporters to those voters who are wary of them and their perceived anti-immigrant views. “These are valid concerns expressed by decent and patriotic citizens,” he said. We do not usually hear him speaking like this – in a sense speaking directly to those who fear him as much as the the audience right in front of him.

• Trump ticked through the names of three Americans who were killed by undocumented immigrants. These are staples of his speeches and familiar to his audiences at this stage of the campaign. He has held them up as examples of an immigration system run amok with tragic consequences.

• Trump made the case that elites in Washington and in the media have put the wrong focus on the immigration debate – by emphasizing the plight of an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country, not the Americans impacted by their presence. “Anyone who tells you that the core issues is the needs of those living here illegally has simply spent too much time in Washington. Only the out of touch media elites think the biggest problems facing American society today is that there are 11 illegal immigrants who don’t have legal status.”

• Here’s Trump’s plan for combating illegal immigration, boiled down to its simplest elements:

1. Build the wall

2. End catch and release policy for undocumented immigrants and instead return them to their country of origin

3. Have zero tolerance for undocumented immigrants who have committed a crime. He will deport them.

4. Triple number of deportation officers at the department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

5. Repeal President Obama’s executive orders that temporarily protected undocumented immigrants from deportation and authorized them to receive work permit

6. Stop issuing visas to any country where “adequate screening cannot occur” that might endanger national security;.

7. Ensure foreign countries take back deported immigrants from the United States: Mr. Trump said 23 countries refuse to do so

8. Complete a biometric entry and exit visa tracking system under development. “It will be on land, it will be on sea, it will be in the air,” he said.

• Comparing himself to Hillary Clinton, who he maligned throughout the speech, Mr. Trump asked: “What do you have to lose? Chose me.” It was an echo of a much mocked question he asked black voters recently.

• “Maybe they’ll be able to deport her.” Mr. Trump provocatively wondered whether its possible to send Mrs. Clinton out of the country.

• A memorable passage from this speech: “Our message to the world will be this: You cannot obtain legal status or become a citizen of the United States by illegally entering our country. Can’t do it. This declaration alone will stop the crisis of illegal crossing. You can’t just smuggle in, hunker down and wait to be legalized. Those days are over.”

• Mr. Trump invited onto the stage the mothers and fathers of Americans whose children were killed by undocumented immigrants. He asked each to describe their children and how they died. He then kissed many of them on the cheek. It was the most emotional moment of the speech. “If you don’t vote Trump, we won’t have a country,” one of the mother told the audience.

Judge Orders State Dept To Release Hillary’s Security Training Records, Or Be Deposed

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Might be hard, if she didn’t do any training.

Via Daily Caller:

A federal judge ordered the Department of State Wednesday to produce for The Daily Caller News Foundation the security training records of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin within two weeks, or face direct deposition of multiple government officials.

“I’m sure you can appreciate Mr. Lee, there is a certain time sensitivity on this issue,” U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon told Department of Justice Attorney Jason Lee, representing the State Department. “We’re looking down the barrel of a presidential election from now in two months.”

Leon said TheDCNF is, “trying to get to the bottom of this, to what extent Secretary Clinton and probably her immediate staff received training. They’re trying to figure out was the training in writing or orally, (and) how was it done.”

“Let me put it to you this way: You need to discuss with your client whether it would be better to give them the answers to these questions or to have depositions to depose those at the State Department,” Leon said.

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Black Lives Matter Has Bad Reaction To DCCC Leak Looking To Placate Them

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DCCC basically said, pretend to listen and care, but don’t give them anything.

Via Daily Caller:

Black Lives Matter activists denounced the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in a prepared statement Wednesday after leaked emails revealed a “placating” attitude toward the activist group.

The internal memo leaked by Guccifer 2.0 revealed the DCCC warned staffers to “be prepared” for BLM protests, and offered advice on how to respond to protests. “Be a partner and lead from behind,” the memo said, “BLM activists don’t want their movement co-opted by the Democratic Party. They are leary [sic] of politicians who hijack their message to win campaigns.”

DCCC counseled Democrats to listen to activists, but to do so in “personal or small group meetings.” “If approached by BLM activists, campaign staff should offer to meet with local activists,” the memo says. “Invited BLM attendees should be limited.”

Shortly after the release, Black Lives Matter issued a prepared statement to members of the press.

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Iranian Wrestler At Youth Championships Forced To Fake Injury To Avoid Israeli Opponent