Climate Fanatics Jump The Shark: Claim “Manliness” Causing Global Warming…

Obama reads headline… breathes a sigh of relief.

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Via WaPo:

Researchers have known for decades that women tend to beat men on environmental metrics. They generally use less fuel and energy. They eat less meat. They’re more concerned about climate change.

James Wilkie, a business professor at the University of Notre Dame, wanted to understand what drives this gender eco-friendliness gap. After years of exploring psychological bias, he and his colleagues developed a theory.

“Men’s resistance may stem in part from a prevalent association between the concepts of greenness and femininity and a corresponding stereotype (held by both men and women) that green consumers are feminine,” they assert this month in the Journal of Consumer Research. “As a result of this stereotype, men may be motivated to avoid or even oppose green behaviors in order to safeguard their gender identity.”

The researchers conducted a set of experiments, each designed to gauge if we actually do ascribe gender to green products and whether such perceptions impact our willingness to use them. They found people consistently connect environmentally conscious goods to their idea of femininity.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Refusing To Stand For The National Anthem Is “Patriotic”…

Three Americans Fighting Alongside Kurdish Forces Killed In Battle With ISIS…

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Martyrs.

Via Daily Beast:

Three American citizens who traveled to Syria to fight alongside Kurdish forces battling the self-proclaimed Islamic State died in combat, two U.S. defense officials confirmed to the Daily Beast.

At least one is believed to be U.S. military veteran, a defense official told The Daily Beast.

According to one local report, the men were killed over the weekend and identified as William Savage, Levi Shirley and Jordan MacTaggart. Kurdish fighters mourning the men carried signs with the purported photos.

The Americans, who officials have yet to positively identify, were near the northern Syrian city of Manbij, home to a key ISIS supply route to Turkey, helping the Kurds wrest the city out of ISIS hands when they killed.

Earlier this month, Manbij fell out of ISIS control, a major loss for the terror group.

“We have been working to help facilitate the return of the reported remains of private U.S. citizens killed in Syria.  We remain in close contact with local authorities and stand ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance.  We have no additional information to offer at this time,” John Kirby, U.S. State Department spokesman, said in a statement to the Daily Beast.

Poll: Hillary Clinton’s Unpopularity Jumps To New High, 59%…

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Hmmm, anyone care to guess why?

Via ABC News:

Hillary Clinton’s unpopularity reached a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, putting her on par with Donald Trump among registered voters.

The latest findings solidify their positions as the two most unpopular presidential candidates in polling dating back more than 30 years.

Among all adults, 56 percent now view Clinton unfavorably, up 6 percentage points in three weeks, compared to 63 percent who say the same about Trump.

Among registered voters, the two candidates have near-identical unfavorable ratings: 59 percent for Clinton vs. 60 percent for Trump.

Rudy Giuliani Slams Beyonce’s Vmas Performance: ‘I Saved More Black Lives’…

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Give em hell, Rudy.

Via WACH:

Beyonce’s epic MTV Video Music Awards performance has angered former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Giuliani, who was in office at the time of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the city, was offended by what he believed was the “Formation” singer’s 15-minute set’s anti-police theme.

During Sunday’s VMAs, which was held in the Big Apple, Beyonce performed a medley of songs from her acclaimed “Lemonade” album, closing with her black feminist anthem “Formation.”

Her set included a segment which featured her backup dancers falling to the ground one at a time under a pool of red light, symbolizing the death of black men and women at the hands of the police.

Giuliani was angered by the performance, saying he had done more to save the lives of young African Americans by putting into place hardline policing policies.

“I saved more black lives than any of those people you saw on stage by reducing crime, and particularly homicide, by 75 percent – of which maybe 4,000 or 5,000 were African-American young people, who are all alive today because of the policies I put in effect that weren’t in effect for 35 years,” Giuliani told “Fox & Friends.”

Referring to Beyonce’s decision to depict the deaths in dance, the ex-politician angrily continued, “If you’re going to do that, then you also should symbolize why the police officers are in those neighborhoods, and what are you going to do about that? What are you doing about it?”

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Report: 72 Mass Graves Have Been Found So Far In Islamic State Territory…

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Religion of Peace™

HARDAN, Iraq (AP) — Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die.

On the other side of the mountain, another survivor peered through binoculars as the handcuffed men of neighboring villages were shot and then buried by a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as the extremists filled one grave after another with his friends and relatives.

Between them, the two scenes of horror on Sinjar mountain contain six burial sites and the bodies of more than 100 people, just a small fraction of the mass graves Islamic State extremists have scattered across Iraq and Syria.

In exclusive interviews, photos and research, The Associated Press has documented and mapped 72 of the mass graves, the most comprehensive survey so far, with many more expected to be uncovered as the Islamic State group’s territory shrinks. In Syria, AP has obtained locations for 17 mass graves, including one with the bodies of hundreds of members of a single tribe all but exterminated when IS extremists took over their region. For at least 16 of the Iraqi graves, most in territory too dangerous to excavate, officials do not even guess the number of dead. In others, the estimates are based on memories of traumatized survivors, Islamic State propaganda and what can be gleaned from a cursory look at the earth. Still, even the known victims buried are staggering — from 5,200 to more than 15,000.

College Profs Tell Students “Drop Class If You Dispute Man-made Climate Change”

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One of the more blatant examples of censorship and indoctrination that I’ve seen. Note that these professors quote the thoroughly debunked lie of “98% of climate scientists agree…”.

Via The College Fix

Three professors co-teaching an online course called “Medical Humanities in the Digital Age” at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs recently told their students via email that man-made climate change is not open for debate, and those who think otherwise have no place in their course.

“The point of departure for this course is based on the scientific premise that human induced climate change is valid and occurring. We will not, at any time, debate the science of climate change, nor will the ‘other side’ of the climate change debate be taught or discussed in this course,” states the email, a copy of which was provided to The College Fix by a student in the course.

Signed by the course’s professors Rebecca Laroche, Wendy Haggren and Eileen Skahill, it was sent after several students expressed concern for their success in the course after watching the first online lecture about the impacts of climate change.

“Opening up a debate that 98% of climate scientists unequivocally agree to be a non-debate would detract from the central concerns of environment and health addressed in this course,” the professors’ email continued.

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HT…DKNJ

Microsoft Grovels For Forgiveness After Bing Translates ISIS To “Saudi Arabia”…

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Sounds like an accurate translation to me.

Via Business Insider:

Microsoft was forced to apologize after it came out that if you asked Bing to translate “Daesh,” the Arabic word for ISIS, it would come back with “Saudi Arabia” in English.

Needless to say, Saudi Arabians weren’t happy with the implications of being lumped in with the militant Islamic State via translation, and took to social media to voice their displeasure.

While photos of the error are still making their way around social media, a Microsoft spokesperson tells Business Insider that they fixed it within hours of spotting it last Thursday morning.

Dr. Mamdouh Najjar, Microsoft’s Vice President for Saudi Arabia, made a statement on Twitter  apologizing for the mistake and ensuring that it was unintentional. He also told The Huffington Post that the mix-up may have been due to Bing’s method of crowdsourcing translations, where if 1,000 users suggest an alternative translation, Bing will promote it.

George Washington University Hires Islamist Radical Who Threatened To Kill South Park Creators…

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This is the scumbag who got me fired from my job at Fidelity Investments because I posted some not so nice things about him. In a way I should thank him because I wouldn’t be doing this full-time if it wasn’t for him. So, thanks, Jesse… errr … Younus Abdullah Muhammad!

(CNN) – George Washington University has hired a former Islamic extremist to work at its center on homeland security — a man who once denounced the United States and made threats against the creators of the TV series “South Park” for depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit.

While reformed extremists have worked at universities in Europe to help fight terrorism, this is believed to be a first in the United States.

Jesse Morton, who was known as Younus Abdullah Muhammad when he was a recruiter for the al-Qaeda, brings a “unique perspective” to counter-terrorism work, said Seamus Hughes, deputy director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security.

“We haven’t figured out how to reach that individual who’s going down the path of radicalization,” Hughes said. “Jesse has been in that world and got out of that world.”

During his days as an extremist, Morton earned a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University.

Hughes said before making the hiring decision, he discussed Morton with the FBI, leaders in the security community and the lawyers that prosecuted Morton.

He said he’s sure Morton is completely reformed from the days he served time in federal prison after inciting people to join a terrorist organization.

“I trust him,” he said. “We did our due diligence.”

DNC Plays Women’s Card On Donald Trump…

Lame.

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Obama Regime Quietly Bans Confederate Flags At Federal Cemeteries…

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Part of the rewriting of history and a disservice to the veterans that fought with the South for States Rights.

Via Washington Times:

The Veterans Affairs Department quietly moved this month to ban flying of Confederate flags from fixed flagpoles at the cemeteries it runs, striking yet another blow against the controversial emblem.

Congress had debated and rejected that change, but the Obama administration decided to move forward anyway, saying it was unilaterally imposing the restrictions.

“In particular, we will amend our policy to make clear that Confederal flags will not be displayed from any permanently fixed flagpole in a national cemetery at any time,” wrote Ronald E. Walters, under secretary for memorial affairs at the VA.

Rep. Jared Huffman, a California Democrat who had pushed for the changes, declared victory after the move, and said it was a rejection of some of the sentiments seen at rallies for GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

“While racist individuals and groups continue to embrace the Confederate battle flag, it has never been more clear that this anachronistic symbol of hatred, slavery, and insurrection should not be promoted or gratuitously displayed on federal property,” Mr. Huffman said in releasing the VA letter last week.

The new policy’s reach is rather slim substantively — currently, Confederate flags were allowed to be flown from VA cemetery flagpoles on Memorial Day and Confederate Memorial Day. But it is the latest in a long-running symbolic battle against the flag.[…]

The VA was the last federal department that allowed Confederate flags to be flown from flagpoles. Now the department is in line with the National Park Service and the Army, both of which also maintain cemeteries and which allow groups to place Confederate flags at individual grave sites on Memorial Day and Confederate Memorial Day, but the flags must be removed after the observance.

Mr. Huffman has won House floor votes in both 2015 and 2016 on amendments that would have prohibited flying the Confederate flag from VA flagpoles. Last year, the fight snagged the entire spending process, while this year GOP leaders quietly deleted the confederate flag language from a final House-Senate compromise.

Mr. Walters, in his letter to Mr. Huffman, said the National Cemetery Administration had been awaiting direction from Congress but this summer decided it was moving ahead anyway.

“Although it appears that Congress will not adopt any modifications … NCA has decided to reverse its policy in a manner that is consistent with the House amendment,” he wrote.

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Report: Clinton Emailed Classified Information From Her Private Server After Leaving State Department…

Bonus flashback!

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Via The Hill:

Hillary Clinton emailed classified information after leaving the State Department, The New York Post reported Wednesday.

The Democratic presidential nominee sent an email to a group of diplomats and aides on May 28, 2013, about the “123 Deal” — a 2009 agreement between the United Arab Emirates and the U.S. regarding nuclear energy production — according to the Post.

The email, which was sent months after she left the State Department, was sent to people including Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, diplomat Jeffrey Feltman, policy aide Jake Sullivan, diplomat Kurt Campbell, State Department chief of staff Cheryl Mills and top aide Huma Abedin.

It was sent from the address [email protected] — which is associated with Clinton’s private email server — and has been heavily redacted because it includes information that is classified, according to The Post.

The message will be declassified on May 28, 2033, according to markings on the email, which was obtained by the Republican National Committee through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Hillary Clinton To Give Speech On “American Exceptionalism”….

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Should be interesting.

Via The Hill:

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Wednesday will give a speech about American exceptionalism, The New York Times reported.

The Democratic nominee will speak Wednesday at the American Legion’s national convention in Cincinnati.
Clinton, who has been taking part in a series of fundraisers over the most recent stretch of her campaign, will also talk about America’s leadership in the world, in both a military and diplomatic context, according to the Times.

Clinton is looking to frame Donald Trump as someone who can’t be trusted in the White House. She will reference during the speech a letter signed by 50 Republican national security officials saying the Republican nominee “would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being.”

Ex-Marine Who Killed Three Baton Rouge Law Enforcement Officers Did Not Have PTSD…

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Motive still unknown.

Via Stars and Stripes:

A former Marine who ambushed and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers last month never saw combat in Iraq, but told doctors he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder because a buddy showed him videos of maimed and decapitated bodies, according to newly released Veterans Health Administration medical records.

Gavin Long’s doctors at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, diagnosed him in November 2011 as suffering from an “adjustment disorder with depressed mood,” but not PTSD, according to documents provided to The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act.

During his PTSD evaluation, the VA noted Long avoided movies about the war and was “unable to experience tenderness, loving feelings.” It also had a cryptic notation about some “sense of foreshortened future.”

Long, a black military veteran from Kansas City, Missouri, shot and killed three law enforcement officers and wounded three others on July 17 outside a Baton Rouge convenience store. Long had posted rambling internet videos calling for violence in response to police treatment of African-Americans, which he said constituted “oppression.”

Two Baton Rouge police officers — 32-year-old Montrell Jackson and 41-year-old Matthew Gerald — and 45-year-old East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brad Garafola were killed in the shooting.

Long served in the Marines from 2005 to 2010, including a seven-month stint in 2008 in Iraq. He was a data network specialist, and told VA doctors he witnessed casualties but did not fight in combat, according to his medical records.

Long had gone to the VA in 2011 complaining about trouble falling and staying asleep. He avoided crowds and experienced “suspiciousness of others,” according to the documents. Family members reported he was more aggressive and angered easily, noting these were issues his ex-wife complained about.

“He feels sad but claims he does not know what he feels sad about,” his medical file noted.

In 2011, his doctor wrote that he “informed patient that in this writer’s opinion, he did not meet the … criteria for PTSD.” He was prescribed the antidepressant citalopram. The VA also informed him about its mental health clinic and its 24-hour services in the area.

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Reuters Poll: Clinton And Trump Tied Among Likely Voters…

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Via Reuters:

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DHS Rings Dinner Bell For ISIS, Tweets “Refugees Welcome”…

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Homeland Security Eyes Special Declaration To Take Charge Of Elections…

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No.

Via Washington Examiner:

Even before the FBI identified new cyber attacks on two separate state election boards, the Department of Homeland Security began considering declaring the election a “critical infrastructure,” giving it the same control over security it has over Wall Street and and the electric power grid.

The latest admissions of attacks could speed up that effort possibly including the upcoming presidential election, according to officials.

“We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said.

“There’s a vital national interest in our election process, so I do think we need to consider whether it should be considered by my department and others critical infrastructure,” he said at media conference earlier this month hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

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Overnight Open Thread: Boy Finds Out He’s About To Get Twin Brothers

Via The Blaze:

A little boy’s reaction to the discovery that he will soon have twin brothers has gone viral.

In the video, uploaded to YouTube by user Geraldo Nazário, the boy is delighted when shown a picture he is told is the image of his baby brother.

He becomes emotional when he discovers he’ll have not only one baby brother, but two.

“Holy cow, dude!” the boy says before he starts to cry.

When a man asks him why he is crying, the boy says, “I’m touched.”

The boy continues to cry and laugh as he repeatedly asks, “Really?”

Trump To Meet With Mexican President Tomorrow

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Kaepernick Wore This Lovely Shirt Celebrating Communist Murderer When He Complained About ‘Opression’

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The shirt is Malcolm X meeting with Fidel Castro.