Reader’s Links for November 26, 2018

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    • Most excellent, Xan!

      All, this visualization takes less than 30 seconds to download and watch. After seeing the animation cycle once (~ 5-10 seconds), you will have to watch it another ten times before believing what you’re seeing.

      NR

  1. On Wednesday September 5th, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey swore that he would tell the truth to Congress. He didn’t. He lied. I have the old fashioned opinion that such a lie should matter. It remains to be seen whether Congress agrees.

    Dorsey was called to testify regarding Twitter’s pathetic attempts to head off the abuse of its platform by continued assaults and abuse from various international sources as it relates to U.S. news and politics, which is a fine issue for Congress to deal with but not from my perspective a very important one. In the course of his hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, two Representatives raised the issue of a specific violent posting regarding my wife, which had already attracted national attention.

    Their questions amounted to: why wasn’t this obvious violation of your stated rules removed faster? Why did it require publicity to get attention from your offices? What do you intend to do to prevent this in the future?

    Dorsey’s answers equivocated on each point. He lied, blatantly, about the details of the matter – particularly how long the image was up (I have the screencaps to prove that). But there was one particular exchange – published in USA Today and elsewhere – which still sticks in my mind today.

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/11/26/jack-dorsey-lied-under-oath-to-congress-shouldnt-that-matter/#.W_wxRrCOM6g.twitter

  2. Was Photo Of Migrant Mother ‘Fleeing Tear Gas’ With Children At U.S. Border Staged?

    Shortly after hundreds of migrants battled U.S. border agents in a violent conflict on Sunday, one photo began being highlighted in the mainstream media.

    The photo shows a woman pulling her children, reportedly fleeing tear gas fired by U.S. authorities.

    Social media immediately filled with outcry. “Trump is tear gassing babies at the border. Read that again. Trump is lobbing tear gas canisters at mothers & children at the border. Lordy there are photos of children running from the noxious gas. This is Trump’s America & America’s shame. Real news, real Trump. Who wants this?” one person wrote on Twitter.

    But one observant Twitterer found some unusual things in the very same picture posted above. In the background, it appears as if many people are not fleeing anything, and a photographer with a camera on a tripod appears to be taking pictures of a child running as another photographer shoots people “posing as if fleeing.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/38683/was-photo-migrant-mother-fleeing-children-staged-joseph-curl?utm_medium=email&utm_content=112618-news&utm_campaign=position1

    • It’s something I see a lot.

      People with autoimmune disorders falling prey to food-fad panaceas. The placebo effect might improve their condition briefly, but they always deteriorate.

      Even intelligent sosphisticated scientists. Even medical doctors. Some unscrupulous rogues sell their snake-oil diets to gather cults of the desperate.

      Jordan Peterson is deteriorating.

  3. Canada’s Treacherous “Faustian Bargain”

    by Salim Mansur
    November 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13349/canada-government-media

    The Canadian government’s recent announcement that it will be providing more than CDN $600 million (USD $455 million) over the next five years to bail out the country’s financially strapped media outlets — as part of the fall fiscal update about the federal budget ahead of the 2019 federal election — is not as innocent as it may seem.

    In response to the announcement, the heads of Canada’s media organizations promptly popped open the proverbial champagne and raised their glasses to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Unifor, a national union that represents Canadian journalists, was even more jubilant. It felt vindicated that its slogan of “Resistance” — which it touts as Conservative Party opposition leader Andrew Scheer’s “worst nightmare” — had so swiftly resulted in opening the government’s wallet, and handing out taxpayers’ money, to an industry that should actually be fighting to remain steadfastly independent of any form of government backing.

    This is what a “free press” is presumably all about, after all; not as in countries with totalitarian regimes, such as the once-Czarist Russia-turned communist Soviet Union-turned Putinist Russia, or Maoist China, or the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, or the Islamic Republic of Iran, or Castroist Cuba and many third-world states in which the press is simply a propaganda tool of the government, subjected to the dictates and whim of its leader.

  4. Boston top cop fires back at ACLU ‘paper warriors’

    A fired-up police Commissioner William G. Gross ripped into ACLU “paper warriors” for suing the city over a gang database, saying the civil rights advocates are turning a blind eye to “atrocities.”

    “No ACLU present when we have to explain to a mother that her son or daughter was horribly murdered by gang violence,” Gross wrote in a scathing private Facebook post obtained by the Herald.

    “No ACLU when officers are shot. No ACLU when we help citizens,” he added. “Despite the paper warriors, we’ll continue to do our jobs.”

    Gross was lashing back at the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union for being part of a public records lawsuit claiming Boston police are too secretive about how they monitor suspected gang members.

    That system, the ACLU claims, targets, labels and investigates a disproportionate amount of black and brown students who may not belong to a gang.

    http://www.gopusa.com/?p=59840?omhide=true

  5. EXPOSED: NeoCon Bill Kristol Bankrolled by Soros-Linked Leftist Billionaire

    Lately, Iraq War architect and neoconservative family prince Bill Kristol has been enjoying a career second wind as a “principled conservative” token of the left, receiving pure adulation from MSNBC liberals for denunciations of American nationalism and the Trump administration.

    It seems Kristol’s political travel comes with a hefty financial incentive. In a report from American Greatness’ Julie Kelly, it was revealed that Kristol’s umbrella organization ‘Defending Democracy Together’ has recieved at least $600,000 from eBay founder and progressive billionaire sugar daddy Pierre Omidyar.

    Omidyar is known as a prolific funder of Democratic and progressive organizations and causes. A 2014 report of the Media Research Center placed him on the highest tier elite liberal donors, comparable to “Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, Pierre Omidyar, Tom Steyer, and Jonathan Soros.”

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/exposed-neocon-bill-kristol-bankrolled-by-soros-linked-leftist-billionaire/

  6. Alan Dershowitz: An Emblem of our National Crisis
    The iconic figure in the battle to preserve this great democracy.
    November 26, 2018
    David Horowitz

    I have admired Alan Dershowitz ever since I picked up a copy of his first book The Best Defense over thirty years ago, and read its opening words. “The difference,” he wrote, between Perry Mason’s clients and mine is that mine are guilty.” And then he explained why it was important to provide the guilty the best defense. It was to keep the prosecution – the government – honest.

    Although Alan is a liberal – and he and I would probably disagree over many issues – when you think about it this idea is the bedrock of the conservative outlook. As conservatives, we believe that the root cause of social problems is not “society,” but us – our flawed nature as human beings. The people who are in government have the same impulses to lie, cheat, steel and destroy, as those they are prosecuting. But because they have the power of the state behind them, they are potentially even more dangerous than their targets. And that is why keeping them honest and holding them to the rules, to the process and the law is such a vital task in our democracy. And it is why Alan Dershowitz, a liberal and lifelong Democrat, is such an important figure to our nation in its present political crisis.

    It is a tragedy for our nation that the Democratic Party itself is no longer a liberal party, committed to due process and individual rights. It has been taken over by a progressive cohort and ideology, that does not believe the root cause of our social problems is the flawed nature of individuals but instead is the oppressive nature of groups based on race, gender and sexual orientation. The disgraceful witch-hunts of President Donald Trump and Judge Brett Kavanaugh reveal a party that does not believe in due process, or innocent until proven guilty, but is comfortable with guilt by race and gender, and guilt by accusation. If the beliefs that inspire these attitudes prevail

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/272054/alan-dershowitz-emblem-our-national-crisis-david-horowitz

  7. 2 Muslim Anti-Semitic Car Attacks on American Jews in 2 Months (VIDEOS)

    More of the anti-Semitism the media isn’t interested in talking about. This is the second Car Jihad attack on Jews this year. Islamic anti-Semitism continues to manifest itself around the country and it’s driven by Islamic migration.

    https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/1051498655042162689

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/272061/2-muslim-anti-semitic-car-attacks-american-jews-2-daniel-greenfield

  8. Trump Seeks Deal with Mexico to Avert Invasion
    Agreement is aptly named “Remain in Mexico.”

    For several months the human tsunami of thousands of individuals heading north from Central America, through Mexico and ultimately to the United States, has captured headlines and the attention of the media and politicians in both the U.S. and Mexico.

    While the “caravan of migrants,” as it has come to be known, appears to emanate from Central America, there is a great potential that citizens of countries from outside the Western Hemisphere, including so-called “Special Interest Countries” — that is to say, countries that have a nexus with terrorism — may also have embedded themselves within the caravan along with individuals who have criminal histories and aliens who may have been previously deported from the United States.

    I addressed the potential for terrorists to see in the caravan an opportunity to gain entry into the United States in my article, “The Impending Alien Invasion.”

    It is also worth considering that under the provisions of 8 U.S. Code § 1326 an alien who is deported from the United States and then reenters the country without first being granted lawful authority to return is committing a felony that may carry a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.

    When President Trump issued a proclamation that would deny aliens who entered the United States without inspection the right to file an application for asylum, U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar of San Francisco issued a Temporary Restraining Order to block the implementation of that proclamation. As I noted in my recent article, the judge was ignoring the Constitution, the 9/11 Commission Report and common sense.

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/272051/trump-seeks-deal-mexico-avert-invasion-michael-cutler

    • “Mexicans who are also members of the Latino ethnic community,”
      Lost credibility right there. The Latino ethnic community is as real as saying that immigrants from the Ivory Coast would be part of the Montreal “francophone community.” The term is a marketing term used in the US by broadcasters.

  9. House Democrats Vow to Undermine US Defense Against Russia
    November 26, 2018
    Daniel Greenfield

    I predicted that the 2020 Dem will run on an Obamaesque platform of restoring relations with Russia.

    After 2 years of screeching accusations of treason, cartoons of Trump as a Russian puppet, House Dems vows to undermine our national defense against Russia.

    Democrats preparing to take over the House are aiming to roll back what they see as President Donald Trump’s overly aggressive nuclear strategy.

    Their goals include eliminating money for Trump’s planned expansion of the U.S. atomic arsenal, including a new long-range ballistic missile and development of a smaller, battlefield nuclear bomb that critics say is more likely to be used in combat than a traditional nuke.

    They also want to stymie the administration’s efforts to unravel arms control pacts with Russia.

    Of course they will.

    The Democrats were never opposed to Russia. They were and are against America.

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/272060/house-democrats-vow-undermine-us-defense-against-daniel-greenfield

  10. UN Fury Over Trump Protecting Americans From Thieves
    An assembly of frauds defends Cuban thugs.
    November 26, 2018
    Humberto Fontova

    Don’t get me wrong, amigos. The Fake News Media does not refer to the recent UN vote in the same manner as does this column. Instead they reported (gloated) that: “UN voted overwhelmingly to condemn US embargo of Cuba….In a slap to the United States, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday condemning the American economic embargo of Cuba and rejected proposed U.S. amendments strongly criticizing the lack of human rights in the island country.”

    The occasion was the annual and ritual UN vote against the U.S. “embargo” of mass-murdering, mass-torturing, terror-sponsoring and kleptocratic Cuba, which sits prominently on the UN Human Rights Council! For genuinely judicious people, this should reveal all they need to know about the UN.

    This mild incongruity, shall we say, did not go unnoticed by Ambassador Nikki Haley, who promptly fired back at that assembly of frauds and hypocrites, essentially by quoting the late Tom Petty: “The United Nations does not have the ability or the authority to end the United States’ embargo of Cuba….Our reason for the embargo is and has always been Cuba’s denial of freedom and the denial of the most basic human rights for the Cuban people. The United States will continue to stand with the Cuban people until their rights and their freedoms are restored. Period…We won’t back down.”

    In addition to this straight-talking of the talk, the Trump team also walked the walk—and just this week, by tightening sanctions against Cuba’s military and secret police robber-barons.

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/272010/un-fury-over-trump-protecting-americans-thieves-humberto-fontova

  11. Shocking New Info: Boston Bomber Court Documents Unsealed

    Court documents just unsealed from the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev revealed that Tsarnaev allegedly told a college classmate that his brother Tamerlan “had committed jihad” through his involvement in a previous triple murder.

    The case involved the murders of Raphael Teken, 37, Erik Weissman, 31, and Tamerlan’s friend Brendan Mess, 25 on Sept. 11, 2011. According to federal prosecutors, the three “were bound, their throats were cut, and at least one of them had marijuana sprinkled over his body.”

    Recently unsealed court documents revealed that Dzhokhar’s college roommate Dias Kadyrbayev, 24, told his lawyer that Dzhokhar had told him that Tamerlan was involved in the murders, which Dzhokhar referred to as “jihad.”

    Kadyrbayev was charged with obstruction for removing a backpack, laptop, fireworks and other incriminating items from Dzhokhar’s dorm room at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth after the bombings.

    Kadyrbayev offered to testify against Dzhokhar in exchange for leniency. Dzhokhar’s lawyers wanted the jurors to hear Kadyrbayev’s testimony as part of their strategy to paint Tamerlan as the driving force behind the bombings. However, the testimony was nixed from the trial after prosecutors objected and the judge agreed.

    https://clarionproject.org/boston-bomber-court-documents-unsealed/

  12. Hate Crimes Against Muslims Increased in 2017

    Hate crimes against Muslims increased slightly in 2017 compared to 2016, according to newly-released statistics by the FBI. In addition, since 2014, religiously-motivated hate crimes have been on the rise from a low of 1,140 reported in 2014 to 1,749 reported in 2017.

    However, the FBI said the increased numbers in reported hate crimes is partially due to the fact that more police departments are sharing hate crime information with the federal agency.

    As with previous years, the number of hate crimes reported against Muslims represented a fraction of the number of hate crimes against Jews.

    In 2017, hate crimes against Jews represented 58.1 percent of all religiously-motivated hate crimes, by far the largest group. Second were hate crimes against Muslims, which represented 18.6 percent of religiously-motivated hate crimes.

    In real numbers, that translates to 325 reported hate crimes against Muslims in 2017 and 1,016 reported against Jews.

    https://clarionproject.org/hate-crimes-against-muslims-increased-in-2017/

    • I don’t trust the FSB as much as I trust the FBI or CIA and my trust in them is very, very small. It will be years if not decades before we learn the truth and even then we will wonder if we can trust the sources.

  13. Equal inheritance between women and men across the board violates Islamic sharia: Egypt’s mufti (ahram, Nov 26, 2018)
    http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/317962/Egypt/Politics-/Equal-inheritance-between-women-and-men-across-the.aspx

    “Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawki Allam said on Monday that granting women and men equal inheritance rights across the board violates Islamic law and the consensus of Islamic scholars throughout time.

    The Mufti – who is in charge of issuing religious edicts – explained that the concept of general equality between men and women in inheritance is against Islam’s teachings. All inheritance laws are detailed in the Quran in a clear way, he said.

    Islamic Sharia generally stipulates that males inherit double the share of females, but allows women to inherit the same as, or more, than men in some cases.

    “Religious texts have ordained a man’s right to inherit twice that of a woman in certain cases. The division of inheritance in these cases has been decided by definitive and conclusive Quranic verses,” the Mufti said.

    The Mufti’s comments come two days after the Tunisian cabinet approved on Friday a law on gender equality in inheritance.

    The legislation will be sent to the Tunisian parliament to be further discussed and ratified before becoming effective in the country.”

  14. Morocco, Canada to Improve Bilateral Cooperation on Aeronautics (moroccoworldnews, Nov 26, 2018)
    https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2018/11/258814/morocco-canada-cooperation-aeronautics/

    “According to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), officials from both countries emphasized the need to improve bilateral cooperation in aeronautics.

    The reception was held in honor of the members of the Moroccan Aeronautics Skills Network (Aero MAC) in Canada.

    Morocco’s ambassador to Canada, Soraya Otmani, said that the aeronautical sector is “now one of the kingdom’s promising levers for growth and job creation.”

    She said that the sector is growing at “20 percent per year, which is four times higher than the global average for the sector.”

    She added that Morocco became the biggest exporter of aeronautical products from Africa in 2018…”

  15. Turkish education NGO breaks ground in New York (aa, Nov 26, 2018)
    https://www.aa.com.tr/en/world/turkish-education-ngo-breaks-ground-in-new-york/1321823

    “A Turkish education NGO broke ground in New York’s world famous borough Manhattan on Monday to raise a multi-storey building for Turkish and Muslim students.

    New York-based Turkish foundation Turken will construct the building to support the students in fields of education and cultural.

    The Turken Foundation was established in 2014 in the U.S. by two major Turkish foundations, Ensar Foundation and Turkish Youth and Education Service Foundation (TURGEV).

    Turkey’s Ambassador to UN Feridun Sinirlioglu, Turkish Consul General in New York Alper Aktas, Turken Foundation Chairman Behram Turan and Brooklyn Mayor Eric Adams attended the ceremony.

    Speaking at the ceremony, Sinirlioglu underlined the social and cultural ties in Turkish-American relations.

    He said Turken Foundation has supported Turkish and Muslim youth in the U.S. since 2014, when it was established.

    “Turken House [name of the building] in Manhattan will be an important milestone,” he stated.

    Turan, for his part, said that the foundation’s vision is to assist Muslim students by providing them with accommodation and a distinguished atmosphere for students and researchers.

    He added that the 21-storey building in Manhattan will have a prayer room, recreation area, offices and rooms and it will serve for some 200 students.”

  16. INVASION: Honduran Migrant Says 20,000 Will March Through Vehicle Lanes at Border, Claims That Applying for Asylum is ‘Waste of Time’

    Migrants in the Central American caravan heading towards the US border are planning to wait until an expected 20,000 migrants arrive in Tijuana and then enter the United States illegally en masse, according to a report.

    The group plans to attempt to illegally enter the US through vehicle lanes at San Ysidro, because “it’s more spacious.”

    Marco Gómez, 26, is a construction worker from Honduras who is currently marching with the caravan. According to the Epoch Times, he was with a larger group of migrants who were discussing how they want to “send a message” to President Donald Trump to “open the gates.”

    “We’ll stay together and be strong, and then move on to the U.S.,” he said. “Peacefully, like people going from one country to another. Marching.”

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/11/invasion-honduran-migrant-says-20000-will-march-through-vehicle-lanes-at-border-says-applying-for-asylum-is-waste-of-time/

  17. the daily caller -MSNBC REPORTER BUSTS NARRATIVE, ADMITS MIGRANTS ARE MOSTLY MEN

    MSNBC reporter Gadi Schwartz, who is on the ground in Tijuana, Mexico, said Monday that most of the caravan members he’s encountered are males — many of whom are not seeking asylum.

    MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle asked Schwartz to characterize the group of migrants he’s encountered, stating, “Some people look at these images and they listen to the president, who says, ‘It’s not women and children, it’s stone cold criminals.’”

    “Give us the profile of who’s there mostly and what they’re looking for,” Ruhle added.

    Schwartz explained that there are a lot of families “in the inner sanctum of the shelter,” but revealed that outside of the tent city there are scores of men trying to cross the border.

    “The truth is, the majority of the people that are in this caravan, especially outside — if we can make our way all the way over there, we’ll show you the majority of them are men,” Schwartz said. “From what we’ve seen, the majority are actually men and some of these men have not articulated that need for asylum.”

    Schwartz said that a lot of the men in the caravan have shared economic reasons for migrating or have expressed a desire for a “better life.”

    Despite Schwartz’s reporting, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur asked “how much lower” the U.S. can go and insisted border agents were throwing tear gas at primarily women and children.

    “These are the images. A mom pulling her two daughters away from the tear gas,” Tur said. “The very people in charge are treating these people as an invading army, including these moms, including these kids.”

    Border patrol unleashed tear gas on Sunday after hundreds of members of the caravan stormed the southern U.S. border and some threw rocks, bricks, and bottles at border agents.

    Border patrol agents said in interviews that the rock-throwing migrants were using the women and children in their group as human shields to discourage border agents from responding with force.

    https://dailycaller.com/2018/11/26/msnbc-reporter-migrant-caravan-mostly-male/
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    twitter @RealSaavedra

    MSNBC reporter in Mexico shoots down the media’s narrative, says the majority of the migrants in the caravan are men who are not seeking asylum

    https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1067135433052643328

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    twitter @bennyjohnson

    Jim Acosta lectured President Trump about the migrant caravan saying:

    – Not an invasion
    – Hundreds of miles away
    – Would not jump border wall

    I overlaid actual footage from today of the migrant caravan storming the border to invade the US over Jim’s question.

    https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1066853816774082561

    • the daily caller -MSNBC REPORTER BUSTS NARRATIVE, ADMITS MIGRANTS ARE MOSTLY MEN

      MSNBC reporter Gadi Schwartz, who is on the ground in Tijuana, Mexico, said Monday that most of the caravan members he’s encountered are males — many of whom are not seeking asylum.

      MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle asked Schwartz to characterize the group of migrants he’s encountered, stating, “Some people look at these images and they listen to the president, who says, ‘It’s not women and children, it’s stone cold criminals.’”

      “Give us the profile of who’s there mostly and what they’re looking for,” Ruhle added.

      Schwartz explained that there are a lot of families “in the inner sanctum of the shelter,” but revealed that outside of the tent city there are scores of men trying to cross the border.

      “The truth is, the majority of the people that are in this caravan, especially outside — if we can make our way all the way over there, we’ll show you the majority of them are men,” Schwartz said. “From what we’ve seen, the majority are actually men and some of these men have not articulated that need for asylum.”

      Schwartz said that a lot of the men in the caravan have shared economic reasons for migrating or have expressed a desire for a “better life.”

      Despite Schwartz’s reporting, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur asked “how much lower” the U.S. can go and insisted border agents were throwing tear gas at primarily women and children.

      “These are the images. A mom pulling her two daughters away from the tear gas,” Tur said. “The very people in charge are treating these people as an invading army, including these moms, including these kids.”

      Border patrol unleashed tear gas on Sunday after hundreds of members of the caravan stormed the southern U.S. border and some threw rocks, bricks, and bottles at border agents.

      Border patrol agents said in interviews that the rock-throwing migrants were using the women and children in their group as human shields to discourage border agents from responding with force.

      https://dailycaller.com/2018/11/26/msnbc-reporter-migrant-caravan-mostly-male/

  18. Is America safer with George Papadopoulos in prison?

    Simona Papadopoulos weighs in on the accusations against her husband on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

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