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  • Pentagon Admits Afghanistan's New Black Hawks Can't Match Its Older Russian Choppers

    06/18/2018 6:17:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    The Drive ^ | JUNE 15, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    A report from a top U.S. military watchdog has finally acknowledged that the UH-60A+ Black Hawks that the United States is supplying to the Afghan Air Force are less capable and harder to maintain than the Russian-made Mi-17 Hip helicopters they have now. The review raises concerns that this could limit Afghanistan’s ability to conduct operations across the country unless steps are taking to mitigate the loss of capability, something we at The War Zone have long warned could easily be the case. The Pentagon’s own Office of the Inspector General included these frank admissions in a routine, periodic update...
  • Illegal Aliens Using Minors to Enter U.S. Increased 315 Percent Since Last Year

    06/18/2018 6:04:59 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    The number of illegal aliens at the U.S.-Mexico border who are using minors to gain entry to the country has increased more than 300 percent since last year, White House officials say. In a briefing to the media on Tuesday, White House officials — including President Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller — revealed that the number of illegal aliens using children to enter the U.S. at the southern border has increased about 315 percent between October 2017 and February 2018. Through a series of legal loopholes, minors are smuggled through the southern border with illegal aliens posing as family units...
  • Too frail for death row? Texas inmate seeks execution reprieve

    06/18/2018 5:33:05 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 18, 2018 | Jon Herskovitz
    After two recent botched U.S. executions of inmates with compromised veins, a convicted murderer and rapist is arguing he is too ill to be put to death by lethal injection in Texas later this month. Lawyers for Danny Bible, a 66-year-old inmate set to be executed on June 27, said in a federal court filing in June that his health and vein access were worse than inmates in Alabama and Ohio whose executions were called off after IV placements failed. The cases have capital punishment critics questioning whether justice is served by executing a person convicted of horrific crimes but...
  • In Major Reversal, Belgian PM Delays Fighter Decision, Will Thoroughly Evaluate French Rafale Offer

    06/18/2018 5:29:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Defense-Aerospace.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Giovanni de Briganti
    PARIS --- In a major policy reversal, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel on Friday announced an abrupt change in the process to select a replacement for the Lockheed F-16s operated by the Belgian Air Force. At a press conference held after the Cabinet meeting, Michel said that Belgium will thoroughly evaluate the French offer based on the Dassault Rafale, as well as the possible upgrade of the F-16s. He also postponed the decision until mid-October. This is a complete disavowal of the position of Defense Minister Steven Vandeput, who insisted that upgrading the F-16 was clearly not realistic, and maintained...
  • 5 Dead in Texas After S.U.V. Packed With Immigrants Crashes in High-Speed Chase

    06/18/2018 5:15:00 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 17, 2018 | Sarah Mervosh
    At least five people died on Sunday in South Texas after an S.U.V. carrying a dozen unauthorized immigrants crashed while trying to speed away from Border Patrol agents and local officials, the authorities said. Several others were injured when they were ejected from the S.U.V., which was speeding about 100 miles per hour when it rolled over, the authorities said. The crash happened in Dimmit County, about 125 miles southwest of San Antonio. Marion Boyd, the Dimmit County sheriff, said two United States citizens — the driver and one passenger — were trying to smuggle 12 unauthorized immigrants. He said...
  • Left Wing Adult-Led March for Our Lives Launches Voter Registration Tour

    06/18/2018 5:10:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    brietbart ^ | Penny Starr
    A movement sparked by the shooting deaths of 17 people at Parkland High School in Florida morphed into an adult-led anti-Second Amendment protest using the March for Our Lives teens to register voters. The “Road to Change” bus tour started in Chicago on Friday and includes dozens of events in more than 20 states over the summer, including Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Minnesota. “This summer, we’re going on a nationwide bus tour to get as many young people as possible educated, registered, and motivated to vote,” the March for Our Lives website states. “It’s time to turn our...
  • Laura Bush Compares Trump’s Policies with Illegal Aliens to Japanese Internment Camps

    06/18/2018 4:58:55 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 88 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 17, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Apparently, all children of the world should be allowed to roam the country freely. Laura Bush wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post of all places against President Trump on Sunday. She was silent during the Obama years. “I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel,” Bush wrote. “It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.” She continued on by comparing the separated children’s “shelter” to World War II Japanese internment camps.
  • Virginia Mother Jailed for Talking to Son's Doctors and Reporting Physical Abuse by Father

    06/18/2018 4:39:45 AM PDT · by Moseley · 12 replies
    Christian NewsWire ^ | June 18, 2018 | Jonathon A Moseley
    Contact: Janice Grenadier, 202-368-7178 ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 18, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- A young mother was jailed Friday for reporting physical abuse of her son by the father to government authorities and for talking to her 10 year old son's therapist and psychiatrist about her medical concerns for her son. Hard to believe? The court reporter transcripts reveal it all in Cases CJ 14001064 and 14001065 in Alexandria Circuit Court in Virginia. Her attorney is Jonathon Moseley (703) 656-1230. Judge Lisa Kemler announced in her official decision before a court reporter that she was punishing the mother for making a...
  • AGT 2018 - winner projection [VIDEO]

    06/18/2018 4:26:43 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 28 replies
    2 tissue warning!! Before you click play - grab a tissue for yourself and one extra in case someone walks in the room. This is the 3rd time I will predict the AGT winner after their audition! 1st one I predicted was Bianca Ryan 2nd one I predicted was Darci Lynne Now this is my 3rd prediction -- Courtney Hadwin
  • CNN’s Berman Blames Trump 4x in 56 Secs: “The White House Chose This” Child Separation Policy

    06/18/2018 4:02:00 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It’s—almost—enough to make you miss Chris Cuomo . . . Sounding like a Dem attack ad, new CNN co-host John Berman, speaking of the separation of the children of illegal immigrants, opened New Day this morning by repeating four times in 56 seconds: “the White House chose this.” Berman instructed his viewers that those are “five words you have to remember.” For good measure, he accused President Trump of a “ruse,” adding “the President has lied about this.”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Pelosi to visit border, tour migrant children shelters in San Diego

    06/18/2018 2:42:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    SAN DIEGO — U.S. House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi will be in San Diego Monday to visit the U.S.-Mexico border in San Ysidro, and to tour a facility housing undocumented immigrant children who have been separated from their families or who arrived in the country unaccompanied. Pelosi is travelling with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and other members of Congress. **SNIP** As a result of enforcing that policy, families who cross illegally have been separated from their children, because those accompanying the children are put into the criminal justice system.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - June 18, 2018

    06/18/2018 2:35:29 AM PDT · by sneakers · 10 replies
    The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up , or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY, and on FM. 98.7 WAVL (and AM 910).
  • Not a Surprise: DC Has Highest Concentration of Psychopaths in the United States

    06/18/2018 12:40:51 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 41 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/17/18 | Timothy Meads
    It is often said that Washington, DC is filled with a bunch of nerds dominated by psychopaths. Others say that politics is simply Hollywood for ugly people. These are usually said in a joking manner and often uttered after coming back from a young professional happy hour here in the swamp. Perhaps the most soulless congregation of folks ever assembled can be found at those kind of events. A report conducted by Ryan Murphy at Southern Methodist University found that Connecticut contained the most psychopaths per capita followed quickly by California. New Jersey and New York followed next. But our...
  • Democrats are responsible so now why suddenly unacceptable? [alien children separated from parents]

    06/18/2018 12:01:15 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 72 replies
    carolinacoastonline.com ^ | Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018
    Crocodile tears are flowing from Democrats and their allies in the Democrat Media Industrial Complex (DMIC) over the Trump administration’s enforcement of immigration laws signed by then-President Bill Clinton in 1997, followed by then-President Barack Obama’s decisions and policies. Immigration laws are a function of every country on the planet. Otherwise, why have borders? Which is something Democrats would apparently prefer not to have — or enforce. Because they want a recurring wave of new underclass voters, dependent upon the state for all their needs. Illegal aliens fit that description perfectly. The latest salvo in the immigration imbroglio stems from...
  • Spain brings back free healthcare for illegal migrants

    06/17/2018 11:39:56 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    reuters.com ^ | June 17, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    Spain's new socialist government promised on Friday it would restore free healthcare for undocumented migrants, a right removed by the former administration as part of cost-cutting. The move is the latest migrant-friendly initiative by the government of Pedro Sanchez, who offered on Monday to take in a rescue ship that was drifting in the Mediterranean sea with 629 migrants on board. Italy and Malta had refused to let it dock. The government will draw up a draft law with the proposal, it said, which must be approved by parliament. Although the Socialists have a minority of 84 seats in the...
  • Chelsea Clinton: 'No Parent, No Person Should Support' Trump Agenda

    06/17/2018 9:08:04 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2018 | John Binder
    Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of President Bill Clinton and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, used Father’s Day to advocate for open borders, saying “no parent” and “no person” should be supporting President Trump’s crackdown at the U.S.-Mexico border. Clinton displayed her outrage online at Trump’s plan to construct a tent city near El Paso, Texas, to house unaccompanied minors who arrive in the U.S. by crossing the southern border.
  • “Suspected Walmart robber tries to carjack two different cars, both drivers pull out guns”

    06/17/2018 8:45:52 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    The robber tries to carjack a vehicle, but the driver pulls a concealed handgun on him. He then tries to carjack a second driver, only to find that she is also armed. At that point, the driver gives up and hides in the restroom of a nearby store.
  • Munich ... Mark at the Movies

    06/17/2018 8:41:48 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 16 June 2018 | MakSteyn
    I had a lovely time on Friday night in Toronto with Canada's Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, who were kind enough to present me with the first George Jonas Freedom Award. And so I thought it might be appropriate to have a (sort of) George Jonas film. Unfortunately it somewhat departed from George's source material - and due, I understand, to a bit of carelessness on his agent's part George never made much money from it. Nevertheless: A third of a century ago George Jonas wrote a book called Vengeance, about the targeted assassinations of various dodgy Arab figures that...
  • Opinion: New NJ gun laws don’t make us safer

    06/17/2018 8:37:34 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | June 14, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The gun control bills that New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed this week won’t save lives. If anything, it will lead to more crime and death. The laws aim to keep firearms out of the wrong hands, expand background checks, and reduce magazine size. But at best, the new laws will harass otherwise law-abiding New Jerseyans and make it difficult for the poor to defend themselves.
  • Some financial companies move to cut off services to firearm companies

    06/17/2018 8:27:31 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 15 replies
    When gun control advocates can’t win on guns, they have tried to either silence those who support self-defense from having their views covered in the media, youtube banning videos intending to sell firearms or accessories or how to use guns or build them, or prevent firearms companies from getting financing. On financing, the first strategy was to use government pressure. With that ended, individual finance companies are making life difficult for those in the firearms industry.