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How ‘Islamophobia’ Endangers Us All

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H/T PJ Media.

Political Correctness will be the death of us.

It is not Islamophobia when they are trying to kill you.

Vigil in memory of the terror attack outside Parliament in London, UK – 24 Mar 2017. (Rex Features via AP Images)

Counterterror analyst Paul Sperry reported in the New York Post last Saturday:

[The New York Police Department] censored an anti-terror handbook to appease offended Muslims, even though it has accurately predicted radicalization patterns in recent ‘homegrown’ terror cases.”

So it is demonstrated yet again: Islamophobia endangers us all.

To clarify: “Islamophobia” is a propaganda neologism with no fixed meaning.

Nowadays, it is frequently used to refer to two phenomena that are actually quite disparate: vigilante attacks and harassment of innocent Muslims, which are never justifiable; and honest examination of how Islamic jihadis use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify hatred, violence, and oppression. Both are called “Islamophobia,” and held to be beyond the pale in polite society.

When I say that “Islamophobia endangers us all,” I am referring to the application of the label “Islamophobia” to realistic appraisals of jihad terrorists’ motivating ideology. The stigmatization and marginalization of such analysis is endangering Americans, and will continue to do so.

Here’s how. Patrick Dunleavy, former deputy inspector general of the New York state prisons’ criminal intelligence division, noted:

[The discarded NYPD report] was extremely accurate on how the radicalization process works and what indicators to look for.

Former FBI agent John Guandolo explains the facts on the ground:

The FBI has its hands full with over 1,000 open cases on ISIS terrorist suspects already in the U.S., and it needs the help of well-trained eyes and ears on the ground at the local and state level. The bad guys know if police don’t know this stuff at the ground level, they win.

In December 2015 in San Bernardino, when the Islamic jihadist couple Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik murdered fourteen people at a Christmas party, a friend of one of their neighbors recalled that the neighbor had told him about suspicious activity at the couple’s home. Said the friend:

Sounds like she didn’t do anything about it … She didn’t want to do any kind of racial profiling. She’s like, “I didn’t call it in … maybe it was just me thinking something that’s not there.”

For years, this neighbor had been force-fed the value that noticing suspicious behavior by Muslims amounts to “bigotry” and “racial profiling,” or “Islamophobia.” Fourteen people are now dead because politically correct niceties were preserved; because hurt feelings were placed ahead of objectivity.

This wasn’t a singular incident. The fear of “Islamophobia” charges has overridden, or threatened to override, concern about jihad terrorism for years. On December 22, 2008, five Muslims were convicted of plotting to enter the U.S. Army base in Fort Dix, New Jersey, to murder as many soldiers as they could. A sixth received five years in prison for weapons offenses. The plot was uncovered in January 2006 when two of the terrorists entered a Circuit City in New Jersey and asked a clerk to convert a videotape to DVD. The video showed men shooting automatic weapons and screaming “Allahu akbar.”

Although the clerk was alarmed, he hesitated over what to do.

Years of politically correct indoctrination from the establishment media made him wonder if it would be wrong to stop these men. Finally, he asked a coworker:

Dude, I just saw some really weird s—. I don’t know what to do. Should I call someone or is that being racist?

His concern was ironic, given that the Fort Dix plotters were all white European Muslims from the former Yugoslavia. In any case, his coworker urged him to contact police, and he ultimately did.

His hesitation is yet another indication of how successful American Muslim advocacy groups have been in portraying resistance to the global jihad as “racism” and “Islamophobia.” We can be grateful that this young man came forward eventually. Because, as with the San Bernardino attack, we know what may happen if the next young person in his position decides that it is better to keep silent than to do anything that might appear to be “racist” or “Islamophobic.”

Islamophobia: it endangers us all. But not in the way the establishment media would have you believe.

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Kasich at White House: ‘America Can’t Afford to Lock the Doors and Lower the Blinds’

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H/T PJ Media. 

This clown thought he would be a good president not so much.

I think he could be worse than Obama or Hillary.

WASHINGTON — Ohio Gov. John Kasich took the podium in the White House briefing room today to declare that he came to D.C. to back the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal because “we cannot get to the point in America that because a Democrat wants something that you happen to agree with, you can’t agree with them.”

Kasich took part in an Oval Office meeting with President Obama to strategize how to sell the TPP to doubters.

“There’s plenty of things that I disagree with President Obama on. But the idea that I’m a Republican and therefore I can’t work with Democrats, or you’re a Democrat and you can’t work with Republicans — how does anybody think that the issues of debt, Social Security, Medicare, health care, any of these issues are going to be resolved when we spend all of our time fighting with one another?” Kasich said.

“You see, I don’t recognize this town much anymore,” the former congressman and presidential candidate added. “Because now it’s become so much about politics. And it — when politics is the order of the day and partisanship trumps country, we drift as a nation. And I’m extremely concerned about what I see.”

“This is a moment for people to begin to reverse that, to think deep inside of themselves about what matters when it comes to public service.”

Kasich said the trade deal needs to get done because he’s “not convinced it can happen after this year.”

“I don’t know where the candidates will ultimately be, but what I know is there’s a chance for the House and the Senate to actually do something. And here’s what I do believe: I believe there are people both in the House and the Senate that will play pure politics with our future to take care of themselves,” he said. “And let me also suggest to you, when that’s what you do — when you leave Washington, you didn’t accomplish anything other than what? Obstruct.”

“Look, I’ve been involved in more fights on Capitol Hill than about anybody within my party and with the other party. But at the end, you have to accomplish something. And sometimes politics today, in this town, it’s overwhelming because we all know. What, are we kidding ourselves? There’s too much politics and not enough caring about being an American. Am I right?”

Kasich stressed that “the two nations that most vociferously oppose this agreement” are China and Russia, “and all of us in this room need to reflect on this.”

“You look at Xi [Jinping], I’m astounded every day about another repressive technique he uses to control his people, even going so far as to try to regulate or dismantle the youth involvement in politics in China,” he said. “…Vladimir Putin probably wakes up every day thinking about how he can complete the work he started in Crimea, thinks about Ukraine and how much he’d like to gobble it up” or expand his campaign to the Baltics.

“I worry about the future of this country. America can’t afford to lock the doors and lower the blinds and ignore the rest of the world. We’re a force for good. And this TPP will help us not only on the economic side, but will also allow us to continue to be a strong world leader for good. Repression, lack of human rights, lack of democracy that some of these opponents to this deal support is not something that the United States should take lightly.”

Kasich was asked what’s been going through his mind with Donald Trump and the renewed birther issue this week.

Well, what I was really thinking is that Bruce Springsteen has to be really happy because born in the USA’s probably going to sell a lot more albums,” said the governor. “That’s as far as I would go, I mean, what, am I thinking about it? I’m here for TPP and what’s happening in the world, not talking about where somebody was born.”

EpiPen Costs Skyrocket, Because Big Government Ruins Everything

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H/T PJ Media.

The lives of my oldest daughter and myself depends on being able to get Epi-Pens.

We have a major allergy to bee venom it could kill either one of us in minutes.

I am not sure how much longer we will be able to afford them.

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The only way the term “Monopoly” doesn’t completely suck is if you’re talking about the board game, and you’re winning. In the real world, the lack of competition doesn’t do anything good. Companies without competition have an annoying tendency to do crappy things.

The latest example has a lot of parents upset in particular. Apparently, a 400 percent increase in the cost of a lifesaving medication tends to get them more than a little worked up:

Doctors and patients say the Mylan pharmaceutical company has jacked up the prices for an EpiPen — the portable device that can stop a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction — from around $100 in 2008 to $500 and up today.That’s a hike of over 400 percent.

“Patients are calling and saying they can’t afford it,” said Dr. Douglas McMahon, an allergy specialist in Maplewood, Minnesota. “They’re between a rock and a hard place.”

Following a recall by Mylan’s chief competitor last year, the company now enjoys a near monopoly.

Because of aggressive marketing and branding campaigns, and lobbying for legislation that requires the product to be stocked in schools, they have a brand dominance equal to that of Kleenex, doctors say.

As someone who needs an EpiPen myself, I’m less than pleased with this development.

The loss of a competitor, coupled with demand remaining the same, invariably drives costs up. The Law of Supply and Demand is a real thing, after all.

This is why monopolies are never a good thing. While people are upset with Mylan for increasing costs, there’s not much anyone can do about it at this moment since they’re effectively the only supplier for the medication.

Obviously, the easiest solution to the problem is more competition. In fact, Dr. McMahon is working on becoming competition, which might say something about any bias he displays:

“When epinephrine only costs a few cents, but they’re going up to $500, personally I don’t think that’s ethically responsible,” said Dr. McMahon.And he understands better than most what costs are involved: For the past few years he’s been developing his own, smaller version of the EpiPen, and trying to get it approved by the FDA and bring it to market. He estimates that process costs about $1.5 million. In 2015, Mylan’s profits from the sale of EpiPens rose to $1.2 billion.

McMahon says his device will retail for about $50.

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And here we see an allusion to half of the real problem. The Food and Drug Administration, charged with making sure medications are safe, also slows down the process in introducing competition for companies that have an effective monopoly like Mylan.

So Big Government regulations slow down the rise of living standards — thus harming the poor, not helping them. Who knew? (Hint: conservatives. They knew.)

Further, McMahon first needs to go $1.5 million in the hole — in addition to his research and development costs — to bring a product to market.

So Big Government regulations also prevent the little guy from innovating before he even gets started. Remember when the largest tobacco companies were thrilled to get hit with massive fines — because they were able to pay them, but smaller producers couldn’t? The little guys all went out of business or were sold off to the big guys for scrap.

Big Government regulations create monopolies, hurting the citizens they were intended to help? Again, who knew??? (Hint: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders do not know. Please tell them.)

Despite the extensive knowledge regarding the safety of epinephrine, the FDA has no “fast track” option for competitors to Mylan. So now people who have deadly allergies will have to pay a lot more, for a lot longer.

Charlie Rangel Found Guilty on 11 of 13 Ethics Violations 

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What a hypocrite Little Chuckles Rangel wants to deny gun owners due process while crying about being denied his due process.

Hid due process should be toss his sorry ass out of Congress and lock him away forever.

Unsurprisingly, Rangel claims he wasn’t treated fairly.

Source: Charlie Rangel Found Guilty on 11 of 13 Ethics Violations | PJ Media

I’m a Gay Activist, and After Orlando, I Have Switched My Vote to Trump 

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More gays need to wake up to the facts  that the DemocRats are just using them.

I am ashamed. I am angry. And I am sad. I don’t want to vote for Trump, but I must.

Source: I’m a Gay Activist, and After Orlando, I Have Switched My Vote to Trump | PJ Media

Yes, Really: 141 Counties Have More Registered Voters Than People Alive

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This is from PJ Media.

Yet Eric The Lawless Holder said there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud.

As a prerequisite to lawsuits, a legal foundation has put all 141 counties on notice that their voter rolls are in violation of federal law, not to mention a national embarrassment.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation, of which PJ Media’s J. Christian Adams is president, has done admirable work in convincing the country that voter fraud is a widespread problem and an embarrassment to the country. We need clean voter rolls and Voter ID now, and an end to this cavalier attitude towards securing our fundamental right.

This morning, they circulated the following release:
Scores of Counties Put on Notice About Corrupted Voter Rolls

(Alexandria, VA) – August 27 The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) has put 141 counties on notice across the United States that they have more registered voters than people alive. PILF has sent 141 statutory notice letters to county election officials in 21 states. The letters are a prerequisite to bringing a lawsuit against those counties under Section 8 of the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).

The letters inform the target counties that it appears they are violating the NVRA because they are not properly maintaining the voter rolls. The NVRA (also known as Motor Voter) requires state and local election officials to properly maintain voter rolls and ensure that only eligible voters are registered to vote. Having more registrants than eligible citizens alive indicates that election officials have failed to properly maintain voter rolls.

States with counties which received a notice letter are (# of counties): Michigan (24), Kentucky (18), Illinois (17), Indiana (11), Alabama (10), Colorado (10), Texas (9), Nebraska (7), New Mexico (5), South Dakota (5), Kansas (4), Mississippi (4), Louisiana (3), West Virginia (3), Georgia (2), Iowa (2), Montana (2), North Carolina (2), Arizona, Missouri, New York (1 each). Federally produced data show the letter recipients have more registrants than living eligible citizens alive. (A sample letter is can be found here.)

Lawyers for PILF have previously brought lawsuits against other counties that failed to clean up voter rolls after receiving a notice letter. The notice letters also seek access to public information about voter roll maintenance efforts. The United States Justice Department also can bring lawsuits to fix corrupted voter rolls but has failed to do so during the Obama administration.

“Corrupted voter rolls provide the perfect environment for voter fraud,” said J. Christian Adams, President and General Counsel of PILF. “Close elections tainted by voter fraud turned control of the United States Senate in 2009. Too much is at stake in 2016 to allow that to happen again.”

The Public Interest Legal Foundation will monitor responses by the 141 counties and remedial clean-up efforts. Federal law requires that a party sending a notice letter wait 90 days before filing a lawsuit. The entire list of counties who received the notice letter can be found here.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), (formerly Act Right Legal Foundation), is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm dedicated to election integrity. PILF exists to assist states and others to aid the cause of election integrity and fight against lawlessness in American elections. Drawing on numerous experts in the field, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections. Media inquiries: media@publicinterestlegal.org. Click here for a copy of this release.

VIDEO: D.C. Residents Say Take Down Jefferson Memorial, Rename Washington, D.C.

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This is from PJ Media.

Only one thing comes to mind to say about this story.

YGTBSM!

Asked to weigh in on Confederate controversy, one man suggests renaming the capital “Black City” or “Mixed City.”

District of Columbia residents and tourists weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag, some saying the nation should go as far as renaming Washington, D.C.

CNN anchor Don Lemon recently floated the idea of re-thinking the Jefferson Memorial, dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, since he was a slave owner.

“There may come a day when we want to re-think Jefferson, I don’t know if we should do that, but when we get to that point, I’ll be happy to partake in that particular discussion,” Lemon said.

“It should come down,” one D.C. resident told PJ Media, referencing the Jefferson Memorial in Washington.

“If we do that, though, George Washington owned slaves. Should we rename Washington, D.C.?” he was asked.

“You have to draw the line at some point, I guess, maybe take a poll across the country and see what people think about it and if they want to rename the city, do it,” he said. “I would support changing the American flag as well. America is based on a lot of mass killings and slavery and the history is just – look at the Germans, they own up to the Holocaust, nobody is proud of their history. Americans, at least, you should not be proud of any mass killing. You should not be proud of anything wrong that’s been done in the past or any symbols that represent that and that’s all.”

Another man suggested renaming Washington “Black City” or “Mixed City.”

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