Monday, July 31, 2017

Random Thoughts for August

Random Thoughts for August, 2017.
By Robert A. Hall
Feel free to post or forward.

I'm now a VA employee as a PT Writer-Editor in the "My Life, My Story" program, working Wednesday-Friday. I interview vets about their life story, write it up, and when they okay it, it goes in their medical records so their health providers know more about them. They also get copies to give to family and friends. So if you know vets who are VA patients in Madison, send them to us! The hours are more regular and the pay better than the PT (!) job I had earlier this year as a Security Guard. I'm enjoying to it--and praying my health holds.

Scaramucci is in, then out. That was quick. I didn't even learn to spell his name. Pray that General John Kelly brings some stability to the White House.

Bonnie, my brother Mark and I saw Dunkirk and thought it was terrific.

It is okay to loathe people who are loathsome.

Some people notice every perceived slight and offense given to them, but never the ones they give to others. Which are usually much worse.

From my friend, Alison: "Identity politics is racism on steroids." And, "Progressives are the science deniers: they don't believe in biology."

One wishes that liberals might care half as much about the brutalized victims as they do about the evil perpetrators.

We all live lives that are the result of the choices we made. Those who made bad choices usually cast about for others to blame for their wretched lives.

When an employer advertises a "salary range," you can bet that they will offer you the low end of the range if you get the job.

A parent using a child as a weapon against a spouse or relative is just evil.

Had another fraud robo-call on the IRS scam. They are getting more aggressive. Threatening make voice, "Officer Mark Bowen" said they had found fraud in my tax return that needed to be cleared up immediately. Scum. Don't fall for it if they call you.

Some days I feel like my life is a soap opera. But maybe everyone's is.

A lot of profit is turned selling stuff to folks with more money than sense. The economy might collapse without them.

There may be no stupid questions, but there are some damn annoying ones.

When I was a kid you had to go to the circus to see the tattooed lady. Now you just go to Walmart.

The sixties planted a cancer in our society that I believe has reached the terminal stage.

"If you want to make the case that Democrats or the media are hypocrites, whataboutism is perfectly valid (and quite fun). But if you want to say that it’s fine for Trump to do things you considered legally and morally outrageous when Hillary Clinton did them, you should either concede that you believe two wrongs make a right or you should apologize for being angry about what Clinton did. And you should be prepared to have no right to complain when the next Democrat gets into power and does the same thing." --Jonah Goldberg

Every week I have FBI problems--Face Book Idiots.

"The senate opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation." --Will Rogers

The Democrats Slogan: Disparage, Deteriorate, Defecate.

Near as I can tell, work is a major interference with most people's lives.

"What's the difference between a cannibal and a liberal? A cannibal doesn't eat his friends." --Lyndon Johnson.

We fought a revolution on the premise that we were capable of taxing ourselves. And we've been over-achievers proving it.

If the cost of dying keeps going up, people are going to stop doing it.

If Sessions resigns, the left which has been demonizing him will make him into a martyred victim.

Frankly, I don't know why Sessions hasn't resigned. If a boss trashed me in public like that, my resignation letter would be on his desk at 8:00 am at the latest.

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The Old Jarhead’s Journal is a collection of Random Thoughts on politics and life and Conservative Political Essays, mostly published on the author’s blog, including the essay “I’m Tired” which went viral on the Internet in 2009, “The Hall Platform,” “This I Believe,” and “Why I’m a Republican.” While they will be of interest to conservative thinkers, they are collected here in book form as a service to readers who wish to give a copy to favorite liberals and watch their heads explode. All royalties are donated to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.


Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam Veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate. He is the author of The Coming Collapse of the American Republic. For a free PDF of Collapse, e-mail him at tartanmarine(at) Hall’s eleven books are listed here: His blog of political news and conservative comment is

that was quick

Scaramucci removed as White House communications director


FBI Probe Into Female Genital Mutilation Expands Beyond Michigan to New York, California and Illinois

North Korea

An Isolated North Korea Turns to Cyber Coercion and Cyber Chaos


Topeka native John Booker Jr. gets 30 years for Fort Riley bomb plot


“We kill them because Allah told us to, and not because they attack us”

Boko Haram

Boko Haram ambush death toll hits 69


Terrorism Forever?

The Middle East: Terrorism Forever? by Bing West
Excerpt: Terrorism forever? The short response is yes. Crime forever? Also, yes. Turbulence, terror, pestilence, famine, love, procreation, taxes, families, sunsets, rain, shine, etc.—all are components of the human condition. There is no arc toward perfection in human nature. The jihadists will remain our mortal enemy; no negotiations or deterrence theories will alter their murderous intent. Unlike in the case of the Vietnam War, there is no strong, unified domestic political opposition to waging a low-level war against terrorists. The mainstream press acknowledges that the jihadists are abhorrent. We are at war against Islamist terrorists. As Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has repeatedly said, the goal should be their annihilation. (I have a lot of respect for Bing West. His input below makes a lot of sense, we can only hope our government goes for it and gets positive results. --Del)

Sunday, July 30, 2017

from the left on Russia

Shari'a Law

The Video About Sharia Law Youtube Keeps Taking Down
Excerpt: We are living in a world where social justice is ignored, and where money is the answer to all human rights violations. We need to stand up against this evil and ask the real leaders of the world to treat the leaders of these countries as the criminals that they are.


Fighters with the al-Shabab extremist group have killed at least eight African Union soldiers in an ambush in southern Somalia, the country's military officer said on Sunday.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

White House

A White House divided against itself cannot stand. Where do you start? With the president who undercuts, insults, lambastes his attorney general, but does not fire him? With the White House press secretary who resigns from his job only when he faces the prospect of reporting to someone he does not like?


Pakistan: girl raped in front of family for brother’s alleged crime
Excerpt: “A 16-year-old girl was raped by a man in front of her family on the orders of the village council as a punishment after her brother was accused of raping the man’s sister”. Pakistan continues to deteriorate under the horrors and barbarity of sharia. It is unimaginable that anyone who cares about human rights — especially self-declared feminists — can continue to turn a blind eye to the plight of women in such areas.


UK: Muslim rapes 15-year-old girl, who is then raped again by Muslim she asked for help


Germany: Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” murders one, injures four, police say motive unknown

Democrats in charge

Lifelong Democrats Now Control the White House
Excerpt: While Gen Michael Flynn did not last because of his being caught lying to the authorities and the Vice President, he was a registered Democrat until he served under President Trump. Steve Bannon, himself an outspoken defender of liberal causes like progressive taxes, major Eisenhower-style infrastructure projects and protectionist policies was made Senior Advisor to the president on day one. Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, like every other member of his family, has donated to, and supported larger government, New York- and Jersey-style. Anthony Scaramucci and his wife (although she filed for divorce TODAY) have long been Democrat socialites and donors in NYC. It all makes the furor over three Mueller investigators’ donations a head scratcher

No protests?

Friday, July 28, 2017


The United Nations Has No Business Setting U.S. Refugee Policy in Southeast Asia. By Michael Benge
Shameful behavior by the USA in regard to desperate refugees. And of course, total shame on the communists in Viet Nam, Laos, and Cambodia for their terrible persecution of the Montagnards. Based heavily on revenge still for their being both allies with the USA and their men who also joined and served in the ARVN. This has gone on for all this time, and has largely destroyed what there was of Montagnard societies that had been there for so many centuries. A really pitiful situation, and the USA has not done enough for these people. And the UN is hopeless in so many ways....Del


Imran Awan Scandal Shows Just How Much Dirt Dems Wanted to Hide By Focusing on Trump-Russia
Of course, if the guy had worked for a GOP bigwig, this would be giant typeface on the NYTimes, but it's still slowly getting attention. Notice the kinds of money that are discussed here. People in their early 20s making $166K/yr? Sending over a quarter of a million bucks to Pakistan? A super charmed career with the politicians? Very interesting. --Del


How Long Can the Trump Tumult Go On?
I am now in real despair about this presidency. Trump continues and perhaps even progresses downward in acting like a two year old with no self discipline and total self focus. I had always thought that regardless of his being a well known egotist and bigmouth, he does have a high IQ and would have to be smart enough to see when things were going badly because of his own behavior, and then reflect and adapt. But this is simply and clearly not the case, he is utterly heedless, and is severely damaging his own presidency, and in effect sabotaging any efforts of his own or of the GOP in Congress to get the important things done that this nation needs doing. Yes, he has intractable, vicious opponents everywhere, including the media, but he just plays into their hands with his actions. I don't know where this is going to go, but I greatly fear the deepening polarization in the country and the ineffectiveness of Congress to function as it needs to. And of course, being the laughingstock of the world isn't a positive thing either. (I still am glad Hillary is not in the Oval Office, but this is now far beyond disappointing.) --Del


Germany: Mayor tells citizens angry about Muslim migrant rapes “Don’t provoke them”
Excerpt: Yes, of course. Don’t challenge the Muslim migrant behavior. That would be “Islamophobic.” No law enforcement action will be taken against them. Just don’t “provoke” them. Conform your behavior to their sensibilities. They’re our new masters now. Don’t walk in those areas. Just cede them some territory and they will be satisfied. Of course, their territory is going to expand.

Reince Out

In a statement following his resignation as White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus said it had been 'one of the greatest honors of my life to serve this President and our country. I want to thank the President for giving me this very special opportunity.'

Charity--not verified

Trump's new Liberal go-to guy

Trump's New Communications Director: Read Anthony Scaramucci’s old tweets. You’ll understand why he deleted them.
Excerpt: New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci hasn't always shared the political views of the administration he now serves. But shortly after taking on the new job, the Wall Street financier announced that he's deleting old tweets, some of which praised Hillary Clinton and showed that he's at odds with his new boss on issues such as gun control, climate change, Islam and illegal immigration. Scaramucci said Saturday that his previous social media posts shouldn't distract from his new job.


"There are more than two genders" tee shirt.
Comes in men's, women's and kid's sizes.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Schultz IT Aide

The Increasingly Bizarre Criminal Investigation of Schultz’s IT Aide by Jim Geraghty, Morning Joltr
I’m not saying it’s more exciting or important than a president throwing a public tantrum against his own attorney general, but could the national media at least briefly turn its attention to the increasingly bizarre charges surrounding that staffer of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and his family? Back in February, five House staffers were accused of “stealing equipment from members’ offices without their knowledge and committing serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network.” A few days later, another odd twist was revealed, as at least four of the accused staffers are related: Imran Awan, his wife Hina Alvi, Abid Awan and Jamal Awan. Imran Awan was first employed on Capitol Hill by former Rep. Robert Wexler in January 2004 as an “information technology director.” Awan has worked for at least 25 other House Democrats since that time as a shared employee providing technical support including to previous House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra, currently the California attorney general. Then it got even weirder in late May, when Wasserman Schultz had a tense exchange with the U.S. Capitol Police chief during a hearing, appearing to threaten “consequences” over the police’s refusal to return equipment belonging to her that is presumably connected to this investigation. Wasserman Schultz: “Under my understanding the Capitol Police is not able to confiscate members’ equipment when the member is not under investigation. It is their equipment and it’s supposed to be returned.” Verderosa: “I think there’s extenuating circumstances in this case, and I think that working through my counsel and the necessary personnel, if that in fact is the case, and with the permission of, through the investigation, then we’ll return the equipment. But until that’s accomplished I can’t return the equipment.” Wasserman Schultz: “I think you’re violating the rules when you conduct your business that way and should expect that there would be consequences.” In a public hearing, a member of the appropriations committee that controls funding for the U.S. Capitol Police appears to be telling the chief to give her stuff back or suffer consequences! This week, the case took another dramatic turn when the FBI arrested Imran Awan Monday evening as he was about to board a flight to Lahore, Pakistan. Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, were accused of lying about a housing equity loan to pilfer $165,000 from the Congressional Federal Credit Union, according to documents filed in the District of Columbia. The couple obtained the loan for a rental property – rather than a primary residence. That money was then wired to Pakistan, documents allege. Alvi left the country suddenly in March. She pulled their three children from school and flew to Lahore, Pakistan, with “numerous pieces of luggage” and at least $12,000 cash. Investigators believe Awan was ready to do the same with a Monday flight bound for Pakistan, court documents show. One final utterly bizarre oddity: Wasserman Schultz had him on staff until Tuesday. Why was Wasserman Schultz so impatient to get her computer back from the Capitol Police if it’s relevant to a criminal investigation? Why did she keep Imran Awan on staff until this week? Who’s got the money now? Did a bunch of longtime Capitol Hill IT staffers risk it all for $165,000?

Single Payer

A Single-Payer System Won't Work. Period.

Marine vet for the Senate

Marine Vet Kevin Nicholson Announces 2018 Challenge to Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin
Excerpt: “Let’s put it this way: During my time there, I saw enough to know it wasn’t my crowd,” he explains. “Not to mention the fact that people in the DNC looked at me like I was crazy when I told them I was planning to join the Marine Corps.” He received a commission as an officer in the Marines after graduating, and his experience in the military expedited the disenchantment that he had begun to feel at the DNC, as Nicholson realized how little the Democratic party’s policies coincided with the real world. “I saw a different side of people in the Marines, where everyone was treated according to their merit and not their skin color or identity,” he says. “There is no greater introduction into reality than the U.S. Marine Corps.” That learning process only intensified when Nicholson served combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. (Like the sound of this guy ~Bob)

Wasserman-Schultz IT Aide Arrested While Attempting To Flee Country, Charged With Bank Fraud

Wasserman-Schultz IT Aide Arrested While Attempting To Flee Country, Charged With Bank Fraud
Excerpt: Just a day after reports emerged that the FBI had seized a number of "smashed hard drives" and other computer equipment from the residence Imran Awan, the IT aide of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, we learn that Awan has been captured at the Dulles airport while attempted to flee the country. According to Fox News, Awan has been charged with bank fraud. (Comment: One bombshell that has been all but ignored by the main stream media is that Imran Awan had access to Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s iPad password, meaning that the brothers also had direct access to the notorious DNC emails. The brothers are accused of removing hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment from congressional offices, including computers and servers, while also running a procurement scheme in which they bought equipment, then overcharged the House administrative office that assigns such contractors to members. Some congressional technology aides believe that the Awan’s are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, due to the fact that these representatives have displayed unwavering and intense loyalty towards the former aides. Meanwhile, back in March the Daily Caller reported that the Awan brothers were essentially holding their stepmother in "captivity" in order to extort her for money she had stashed away in Pakistan. --RL)

The Future. wow.

Wow: Must read article on how our lives will change dramatically in 20 years.
Excerpt: He certainly lays it all out -and I can see it all happening - even without personal access to the multi-dimensional facts... So... if the Congress and the state legislatures weren't so invested in, at worst, reacting (to whatever), and at best, responding, then maybe someone in there, or in another leadership position, could be looking at how to address what it would take to keep all the future (including long-living) people (1) occupied (constructively); (2) engaged; (3) away from crime... Which could lead to two areas (besides governance): * innovation (research, inventions, etc.) and * creativity (the arts, craftsmanship, etc.)
...But I don't see much, if any, insight/foresight/planning - and certainly no address - in terms of necessary skills, knowledge, values, and abilities - by K-12 and higher education, or by the business community, or by public officials, etc. Do you? --Thx, DG


If Donald Trump Fires Jeff Sessions, Prepare for Amnesty
Excerpt: Donald Trump is increasingly surrounding himself with New York liberals who have, for a long time, pushed for amnesty and comprehensive immigration reform. Scaramucci is no stalwart against amnesty. He was an Obama loving Democrat, for pete’s sake. Gary Cohn, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, etc. are all amnesty lovers who will whisper in Trump’s ear that he needs to cut a deal on this issue. The President himself has already said he would love to do a comprehensive immigration reform deal.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Going down fighting

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., returned to Washington less than a week after being diagnosed with a brain tumor to cast a key vote on overhauling ObamaCare.

No Jews Allowed

This Is a Safe Space. No Jews Allowed.

Muslims killing Muslims for Allah

Pakistan: 25 killed in suicide blast near Punjab chief minister office
Excerpt: Among those killed, at least eight have been identified as policemen belonging to the anti-riot police division. At the time of the blast, anti-riot police were deployed in the area to over see an anti-encroachment drive. The area of the blast has been cordoned off by law enforcement personnel. No group has claimed responsibility for the blast.

What if?


Angola deports 300 Congolese illegal immigrants, 62 in detention

The US House is busy

A Busy House. By Jim Geraghty
sending plenty to the Senate. ‘Those knuckleheads in Congress never do anything!” is one of the most tired and commonplace complaints from callers on political talk radio. And yes, many Republicans have found 2017 frustrating so far. No, President Trump hasn’t signed more bills into law than any president ever, as he asserted this month. (He’s signed 42, many of them symbolic resolutions.) No, Congress hasn’t yet repealed Obamacare, passed sweeping tax reform, or negotiated an infrastructure bill. But don’t blame the House of Representatives. They passed their version of health-care reform back at the beginning of May. House Speaker Paul Ryan is unveiling a plan for tax reform, and the House has passed a couple of smaller but still significant infrastructure bills. In fact, the House keeps sending bills over to the Senate, month after month: 250 in all so far this year, according to GovTrack.

Veterans' Choice loses

The Outlook for Veterans Choice Suddenly Darkens. Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt
Remember yesterday when the House of Representatives was going to allocate another $2 billion to keep the Veterans Choice program going? The vote failed. Not because of a lack of support, as 219 Republicans voted for the bill, but it was brought to the floor of the House under rules that required a two-thirds majority. House Republicans thought they had an agreement with House Democrats to pass the additional $2 billion and then go back to reevaluate the program with an eye on the long term, but apparently too many House Democrats see Veterans Choice as a backdoor effort to privatize veterans care… so they’re willing to let money run out in early August. Quite a few Democrats seem strangely eager to declare the program a failure; Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., said, “The VA Choice program has failed to deliver on the promise of shorter wait times.” (Gee, do you think demand for the program increasing 50 percent from last year has anything to do with it?) The chairman of the House Veterans Committee, Phil Roe, contends the Democrats backed out of a deal at the last minute. “Last week, during a bipartisan member meeting, members of both parties came together and agreed to fund the Choice program for six months while Congress worked on other reforms,” the Republican from Tennessee said in a released statement. “This was a bipartisan agreement, and I’m disappointed the concerns raised on the House floor today were not mentioned during what I thought was an open and honest conversation. I will continue to fight tirelessly to ensure the Choice Fund does not run out of money so veterans can continue to access care.” Veterans groups didn’t like the stopgap measure; one exception was Concerned Veterans for America. That group’s executive director, Mark Lucas, blasted the other veterans groups for putting the program at risk by opposing the temporary extension. “The Veteran Service Organizations and members of Congress who used this as an opportunity to advance a misleading anti-choice agenda are standing directly between millions of veterans and their health care,” Lucas said. “They spread false information about Chairman Roe’s proposal in a transparent attempt to tie this bill to unnecessary VA spending. It didn’t look like they were opposing the Veterans Choice Program several months ago when they happily stood behind the President for a photo op as he signed an extension without the funding increases they are demanding today. “It’s incredibly disappointing that Rep. Walz, who supported this measure as early as last week, flip-flopped on his position at such a critical moment,” Lucas concluded. “He let veterans down.” And the NRCC started hitting House Democratic incumbents over their votes.

No Urinals?

The Navy's newest, most sophisticated aircraft carrier doesn't have urinals
Well, we just can't have urninals in the bathrooms, can we? I mean, even though sailors are mostly men, you might need to convert that head to one for women someday, and then they'd have to walk past the urinals to get to the stalls and that might make them uncomfortable. And that way there's no chance of making any transgender (because we expect so many of them to be in the military, they supposedly are as many as 3 people in 1000 in the population) uncomfortable either. That using flush toilets for men urinating is wasteful of space, energy, and water and probably messier since they won't be sitting down (unless of course the PC police make that a regulation), is just not something we're going to worry about. This is what the years of Obama's appointing PC idiots to various positions has brought us. Maybe they will rename the heads as "Mabus" in honor of the disastrous SecNav who did so much damage. How utterly stupid! --Del

Monday, July 24, 2017

Nightmare Boss?

Donald Trump Is a Nightmare Boss


Today, an Easily-Overlooked Vote on Choice in Veterans Health Care

False Vietnam story

Agreement Reached to Retract Story that Decorated Vietnam War Hero Participated in Civilian Massacre
I am SO glad this has come up, only wish I'd seen it last year when it came out. Turse got caught publicly and legally for utterly false material in his all-too-famous book. Which one would hope would make all those who think it's such a great piece of reporting reconsider their opinions just a bit. After all, when you catch a total falsehood inserted into the text by the overeager writer out to "prove" how horrible we all were, maybe that suggests his work was somewhat less than scrupulously objective in the first place. Here's another well done review of his junk book. All this should be passed on to every professor who uses the book in teaching about the war.


Strong African Woman Obliterates Arrogant White Pro-Abortion Americans

Strong African Woman

Strong African Woman Obliterates Arrogant White Pro-Abortion Americans

Killer Cop

Minneapolis: Muslim cop who shot unarmed woman was fast-tracked onto police force

Excerpt: Mohamed Noor was a symbol of everything that Minneapolis officials valued most. They could point to him and say: See? We are not “Islamophobic.” We celebrate diversity. We love our Somali Muslim community, and when they see how they are loved, they will end all jihad activity, because violent jihad is just a reaction to injustices that Infidels perpetrate. And so it was very important to the Minneapolis Police Department, and to city officials, that Mohamed Noor succeed. And even if he didn’t, nothing would be done. The Minneapolis Police Department kept Mohamed Noor on the force not because he was a competent police officer. He obviously wasn’t. There were three complaints against him in two years. A neighbor reported that Noor was “nervous” and “jumpy” and had “little respect for women,” but Noor could have marched into Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges’ office and announced that she would henceforth be his infidel sex slave, and he would have remained on the force. To have removed him would have been “Islamophobic.”

Child Marriage

Pakistan: 22-year-old Muslim takes 5-year-old bride

Excerpt: “Islam has no age barrier in marriage and Muslims have no apology for those who refuse to accept this” — Ishaq Akintola, professor of Islamic Eschatology and Director of Muslim Rights Concern, Nigeria “There is no minimum marriage age for either men or women in Islamic law. The law in many countries permits girls to marry only from the age of 18. This is arbitrary legislation, not Islamic law.” — Dr. Abd Al-Hamid Al-‘Ubeidi, Iraqi expert on Islamic law There is no minimum age for marriage and that girls can be married “even if they are in the cradle.” — Dr. Salih bin Fawzan, prominent cleric and member of Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council “Islam does not forbid marriage of young children.” — Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology Few things are more abundantly attested in Islamic law than the permissibility of child marriage. Islamic tradition records that Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, was six when Muhammad wedded her and nine when he consummated the marriage:


Germany: Muslim migrant to be released from prison despite making jihad terror threats

South Africa

South Africa: Comedian apologizes after enraging Muslims with his remarks

Excerpt: If Joey Rasdien had said anything remotely negative about Judaism or Christianity, he would have been celebrated as an “edgy” and “iconoclastic” comedian. But when he dared say something mildly critical about Islam, he and the organizers of the event where this took place had to issue abject apologies. The whole world is cowering in fear before barbarians who will murder you for insulting them.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Paul on Healthcare

Latest Republican health bill 'a porkfest, a monstrosity', Rand Paul says
Excerpt: Paul continued: “The alternative is the Senate leadership bill that doesn’t repeal Obamacare, is Obamacare-lite and is loaded with pork, it’s become a porkfest where they’re dumping billions of dollars into pet projects for individual senators. I’m not for that. “I’ve told them I will vote for a motion to proceed if we proceed to a clean repeal vote. If it fails they can put up their monstrosity that they want to put forward, but I’m not for that because I’m not for the taxpayer subsidising private industry.”


At least one person is dead and another was injured after an attack at the Israeli Embassy in Jordan, reports said.


Chinese soldiers leave for new naval base in Djibouti


California: Golden No More
And they just raised the gas tax 70%, which will guarantee the state's title for highest cost of gas in the nation, and in fact, for all of North America. The state remains solvent, but with incredible levels of pension obligations and wasteful projects, and a big chunk of crumbling infrastructre, and all kinds of discouragement for any kind of manufacturing businesses. Businesses have left and are leaving, middle class people leave if they can, retirees leave too, but of course the sanctuary policies and great benefits for illegals keep the population from dropping. Fewer and fewer taxpayers and industries are paying for more and more expenditures by the governor and legislature. One wonders how much longer this can go on. I guess until finally all the chickens come home to roost and the system starts to break down and there's a full scale voter revolt. Of course, by then things will be bad enough that doing any fixing will mean radical measures. Oh well, it's a drama that is fun to watch, as long it's from a vantage point in some other state. --Del

Paris Agreement

For Climate-Change Hypocrites, U.S. Is Too Frackin' Much
So often, "the devil is in the details", and that is really true when it comes to the supposed intense worldwide effort to curb CO2 emissions. This article is really informative about the reality of what nations are doing and not doing, and how in fact the USA is doing better than anyone else. I have assorted criticisms of Mr. Trump, but pulling out of this really stupid Agreement was one of his best actions. --Del

Owned by Jews

Three businesses in Glasgow's southside named as 'targets' in ISIS-affiliated hit list
Excerpt: Their report, seen by Glasgow Live and dated July 14, indicates that information concerning businesses and shops owned by Jewish people in the UK is being shared widely amongst Islamist propaganda sites tied to ISIS.