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  • 9/11 and Parkland: When Systems Fail

    03/05/2018 5:34:12 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies ^ | Patricia McCarthy
    Everyone paying attention knows now that the Parkland massacre by a severely troubled and dangerous young man was the result of a failure of a host of government institutions. The FBI received several specific warnings and ignored them. The Broward County sheriff's department also ignored countless notifications, as did the local police. Much of the inefficiency was probably due to sheer incompetence, people not doing the jobs they were meant to do. But much was the result of a truly ridiculous program invented by the Obama administration, the Promise policy. Jack Cashill has written about this in depth, as the...
  • Overwhelming Majority Of Studies Find That Gun Control Policies Don’t Work

    03/04/2018 8:10:20 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 3/4/2018 | Anders Hagstrom
    An analysis of thousands of gun control studies claims that just 63 of those studies found connections between more stringent gun control laws violent crime and suicide reductions. The non-profit RAND corporation spent two years and $1 million on the analysis, searching for evidence of benefit from gun control policies. RAND’s analysis looked to establish connections between gun policies and rates of homicide, suicide, self-defense gun use, hunting, and other categories. The vast majority of those categories went unaffected by legislation, however, according to NPR. “Most of the effects that we were looking for evidence on, we didn’t find any...
  • Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter...

    02/18/2018 3:53:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 131 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | February 17, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud! 11:08 PM - 17 Feb 2018
  • Student Loan Crisis: Another Obama Legacy of Failure

    02/13/2018 6:38:48 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 75 replies
    There is indeed a student loan crisis. And the numbers show it is entirely the doing of President Obama, with an assist from his supporting cast in the Democrat-run Congress. The crisis has its origins in 2010, when President Obama essentially nationalized the national student lending program by signing a law he had proposed and Congress passed that muscled banks out of the picture as lenders. Banks had been providing government-backed student loans, but Obama, in all of his community organizer wisdom, figured distant government bureaucrats could do it better than bankers and save taxpayers money. It’s laughable, sure, but...
  • Author Michael Wolff fired at Trump, but ultimately missed his target

    01/09/2018 11:26:23 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 29 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Jan 09, 2018 | Leonard Pitts
    America desperately wanted this book. America desperately needed it, too. That’s why “Fire and Fury,” by journalist Michael Wolff, which purported to be a fly-on-the-wall, inside view of life in the Trump White House, shot to Number One on last week after Donald Trump’s lawyers tried to suppress it. It’s why bookstores had to back order. Unfortunately, Wolff did not deliver the book he promised. Granted, “Fire and Fury” is juicy as a summer peach, filled with gossipy takedowns of pretty much every boldface name in Trump Land. Anthony Scaramucci emerges as “a shameless self promoter,” Kellyanne Conway, as...
  • Mitch McConnell Melts Down, Admits Publicly He’s a Complete Failure

    11/26/2017 5:06:27 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 51 replies
    Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, is a failure. There’s no disputing that fact, which has become apparent even to himself. Despite having control of both the House and the Senate, his party can not accomplish anything on their to-do list. Even his best efforts, holding votes in the middle of the night trying to sneak things through, he still can’t get anything passed. McConnell has finally admitted to his failure, but he’s still being arrogant about it. During a recent radio interview he said,“I choose not to dwell on situations where we come up a little bit short. Even...
  • 13 Baltimore City High Schools, Zero Students Proficient in Math

    11/10/2017 2:40:31 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 100 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/9/2017
    An alarming discovery coming out of City Schools. Project Baltimore analyzed 2017 state testing data and found one-third of High Schools in Baltimore, last year, had zero students proficient in math. But that’s not all we found. In the midst of that troubling number, there are some bright spots. Most mornings, at Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys, start the same way – with students chanting the school’s motto in the gym. “There’s an urgency about the work we’re doing,” said Jack Pannell, the school’s founder. That urgency was born out of need. “Nine out of ten black boys in Baltimore...
  • Harveywood Backlash Sinks George Clooney

    10/28/2017 6:52:09 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Oct 2017 | John Nolte
    Harveywood Backlash Sinks George Clooney: ‘Suburbicon’ Opens to Humiliating $3 Million Even the estimates of a $7 million to $10 million opening weekend for Suburbicon felt generous. And were they ever. Despite a ton of publicity and placement on over 2,000 screens, George Clooney’s embarrassing attempt at being a third Coen brother went down in flames. Placing in ninth(!) place, Deadline projects a devastating opening weekend of just $3 million....The news, however, is especially bad for Clooney. Prior to Suburbicon, the director’s 2011 The Ides of March was his worst wide-opening ($10 million) as a director. This $3 million opening...
  • Sonoma County officials opted not to send mass alert on deadly fire

    10/12/2017 2:29:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    S F Chronicle ^ | Joaquin Palomino and Kimberly Veklerov October 12, 2017 | Joaquin Palomino and Kimberly Veklerov October 12, 2017
    In the early hours of the blaze, officials at the Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Department discussed sending something similar to an Amber Alert to cell phones in the area, but chose not to since it would have gone to tens of thousands of people not in immediate danger. The type of warning, called a Wireless Emergency Alert, can only target phones in large geographic areas, according to Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Coordinator Zachary Hamill, who made the decision not to send the wireless alert together with the county’s emergency manager, Christopher Helgren. “If I had done...
  • Homeland Security Uncovers Massive Immigration Failures

    10/09/2017 2:23:06 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Front Page ^ | October 9, 2017 | Michael Cutler
    President Trump has been rightfully demanding that aliens who are citizens of countries that have an involvement with terrorism must undergo “extreme vetting.” This is certainly an important and commonsense requirement. However, the computer systems used by both Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) inside the United States are unable to provide CBP inspectors at ports of entry the data they need to prevent transnational criminals and international terrorists from entering the country. Nor can these systems provide the vital information and records to USCIS adjudications officers that would allow them to prevent aliens present in the United States from improperly...
  • Why the national anthem protests are failing

    10/08/2017 9:34:25 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 83 replies
    The Week ^ | 10/8/2017 | Edward Morrissey
    The NFL's players and owners find themselves trapped in a collapsing pocket of their own creation — and at risk of getting sacked by millions of fans across the country. Two weekends ago, many team owners appeased their players by participating in national anthem demonstrations after President Trump's rather profane demand on Sept. 22 that owners fire any players who kneel. These demonstrations didn't go over well with many NFL fans — millions of whom are white, older, and conservative, and see any demonstration during the national anthem as fundamentally unpatriotic. So last weekend, some teams tried to innovate solutions...
  • Latest academic tests underscore California's education crisis

    10/01/2017 3:00:03 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 69 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 01, 2017 | Dan Walters
    California has spent tens of billions of extra dollars on its K-12 school system in recent years on promises that its abysmal levels of academic achievement – especially those of disadvantaged children – would be improved. And what have those massive expenditures – a 50 percent increase in per-pupil spending – and a massive reworking of school curricula accomplished? Fewer than half of California’s children are meeting English standards and fewer than 38 percent are making the grade in math. Not much, the latest results from annual testing indicate.
  • Inside the NYC schools critics call ‘failure factories’

    09/03/2017 9:26:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NYP ^ | September 2, 2017 | Susan Edelman
    They are the schools Mayor de Blasio doesn’t mention. At 32 city elementary and middle schools, the average English-math proficiency rate on state exams has not exceeded 10 percent of students for four years in a row. Seventeen of these schools — which enroll nearly 10,000 kids — have been part of the mayor’s signature Renewal program, which has spent $582 million on teacher training, social services and an extra hour a day of instruction. Four did so poorly that the city Department of Education closed them in June. ... Families for Excellent Schools, a pro-charter-school group that analyzed the test...
  • Comparison Between Presidents Trump and Obama–First 7 Months – Massive Success vs. Abysmal Failure

    09/02/2017 9:30:09 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    President Trump has now been in office for seven complete months and it appears that the results of his actions as President are very good. We decided to compare his results with those of former President Obama to gain a perspective on how he is really doing. US Stock Markets * President Trump is already the only President in US history to oversee two stock market rallies of nine days or more where the markets set new highs each and every day. * On February 28th President Trump matched President Reagan’s 1987 record for most continuous closing high trading days...
  • City residents react to high school test obtained by Project Baltimore: “It’s sad.”

    08/23/2017 7:30:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 71 replies
    Project Baltimore has obtained a test given to seniors at Northwood Appold Community Academy II, or NACA II – the same Baltimore school now under investigation by city schools over allegations of grade changing that were reported by Fox45. The questions came from a final exam. The teacher who gave the test to Project Baltimore, said these questions were for a senior level course at the northeast Baltimore school. The test begs the question, are Baltimore City students being held to a high enough standard? With these questions, from different sections of the test written on a white board, we...
  • Comey botched the Hillary Clinton email investigation

    08/14/2017 8:35:37 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 66 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8-14-17 | John Crudele
    <p>Dear John: You recently criticized the FBI for its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails.</p> <p>I am a retired FBI agent and extremely proud of my career and service. I feel compelled to write. Former FBI Director James Comey’s statements, testimony and behavior are truly abhorrent.</p>
  • Obama administration knew about North Korea's miniaturized nukes

    08/11/2017 9:35:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-9-17 | Fred Fleitz
    Tuesday's bombshell Washington Post story that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has determined North Korea is capable of constructing miniaturized nuclear weapons that could be used as warheads for missiles – possibly ICBMs – left out a crucial fact: DIA actually concluded this in 2013.  The Post also failed to mention that the Obama administration tried to downplay and discredit this report at the time. During an April 11, 2013, House Armed Services Committee hearing, Congressman Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., inadvertently revealed several unclassified sentences from a DIA report that said DIA had determined with “moderate confidence” that North Korea has...
  • GOP members of Congress earn 'spineless jellyfish' label

    07/30/2017 8:40:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 7/30/2017 | unknown
    Paul Nehlen, a Wisconsin businessman who challenged Speaker of the House Paul Ryan for his congressional seat last year, and is challenging again in 2018, says he is disgusted with the conduct of the Republican Congress. “With a few exceptions, we have a Congress full of spineless jellyfish, unwilling to fulfill their oath of office to protect and defend this country from enemies foreign and domestic,” he told WND. “Illegal aliens, whether from visa overstays or illegal border crossers, cannot be effectively deported without a means to keep them out of the country. The border wall proposed by candidate, now...
  • GOP fears political fallout after health care ‘epic fail’

    07/30/2017 3:15:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Weary Republicans in Washington may be ready to move on from health care, but conservatives across the United States are warning the GOP-led Congress not to abandon its pledge to repeal the Obama-era health law — or risk a political nightmare in next year’s elections. The Senate’s failure this past week to pass repeal legislation has outraged the Republican base and triggered a new wave of fear. The stunning collapse has exposed a party so paralyzed by ideological division that it could not deliver on its top campaign pledge. After devoting months to the debate and...
  • The media's war on Trump is destined to fail. Why can't it see that?

    07/21/2017 9:16:32 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 21 July 2017 | Thomas Frank
    The newspaper industry as a whole has been dying slowly for years, as the pathetic tale of the once-mighty Chicago Tribune reminds us. But for the handful of well funded journalistic enterprises that survive, the Trump era is turning out to be a “golden age” – a time of high purpose and moral vindication. The people of the respectable east coast press loathe the president with an amazing unanimity. They are obsessed with documenting his bad taste, with finding faults in his stupid tweets, with nailing him and his associates for this Russian scandal and that one. They outwit the...