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US ‘locked and loaded’ in wake of Saudi oil field attacks: Trump

By Kenneth Garger

September 15, 2019

-The New York Post

President Donald Trump on Sunday night said the United States is “locked and loaded” and ready to intervene with whoever is behind the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil supply.

“Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked,” the president said in a series of tweets.

“There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!”

Early on Saturday, two major Saudi Arabian oil facilities were set ablaze in a coordinated drone attack, forcing the kingdom to shut down half its oil production and sparking fears of a big jump in oil prices.

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RCMP intel director charged in major case was top adviser to former force head: sources

By Amanda Connolly, Mercedes Stephenson, Stewart Bell, Sam Cooper and Rachel Browne

September 13, 2019

-Global News

A senior RCMP official arrested in a case that sent shockwaves through Canada’s national security community on Friday was uncovered by U.S. authorities who tipped off Ottawa, a source told Global News.

Cameron Ortis faces seven counts dating as far back as 2015, including breach of trust, communicating “special operational information,” and obtaining information in order to pass it to a “foreign entity.”

The charges did not specify which foreign entity or what type of information, but a source said he had amassed “terabytes of information,” including a list of undercover operatives, when he was arrested in Ottawa on Thursday.

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Game-Changer: Beto O’Rourke Proves the Left’s Goal Is Gun Seizures

AWR Hawkins

September 13, 2019

-Breitbart News

Before, during, and after the Democrat debate, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke proved the left’s real goal is the seizure of firearms.

He led up to the debate campaigning on a government enforced buyback of AR-15s, AK-47s, and other commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles. On September 2, 2019, Breitbart News reported O’Rourke addressing “fears” that an O’Rourke administration would take away “assault rifles.” He said, “I want to be clear: That’s exactly what we’re going to do. Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell their assault weapons. All of them.”

During the September 12, 2019, debate, O’Rourke declared, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15.”

And on September 13, 2019, the morning after the debate, O’Rourke told MSNBC that the government enforced buyback of AR-15s, AK-47s, will not be “voluntary.” Rather, he made clear, “It is not voluntary, I want to be sure we make the distinction here, it is mandatory. It will be the law. You will be required to comply with the law.”

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Tonight, We’re Going To See Something A Candidate Has Never Done Before — Bad News For Beto

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September 12, 2019

-The Daily Caller

The third Democratic primary debate takes place Thursday night on ABC, and Andrew Yang says he’s going to do something a presidential candidate has never done before.

We’ll believe it when we see it.

Daily Caller editorial director Vince Coglianese and Christian Datoc discuss what Thursday night’s primetime showdown between Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden will look like.

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41-Year-Old Disabled Man Euthanized After Government Health Officials Decide to Cut Funding for In-Home Care




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Sean Tagert – Facebook and Grandin Media

by Jim Hoft

September 10, 2019

-The Gateway Pundit


A 41-year-old disabled man was put to death after government officials cut funding for his in-home care.

Sean Tagert was euthanized on August 6th in Canada.

Sean had ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Whatever happened to charity and mercy in the West?

Life News reported:

Canadian Sean Tagert, aged 41, was killed by assisted suicide after health officials decided to cut the funding for his in-home care hours.

Mr Tagert suffered from Motor Neurone Disease (MND) which is known in Canada as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). His illness reduced his ability to move his body, eat or speak, however his mental awareness remained unaffected. Doctors recommended 24-hour in-home care to support Mr Tagert.

However, Vancouver Coastal Health, initially only offered Mr Tagert 15.5 hours of care a day, which was then raised to 20 hours a day, meaning that Mr Tagert was forced to pay $263.50 a day for the remaining care that he needed to survive.

According to Grandin Media, on social media, Mr Tagert wrote a status which explained that two Vancouver Coastal Health officials visited his home and confirmed that they were cutting funding for his already inadequate care hours

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9/11 Senate Hearing: No Mention of Radical Islam, Climate Change Is Major Threat

Robert Kraychik

September 9, 2019

-Breitbart News

No mention of radical Islam was made by any senators during Monday’s Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing — uniquely held at the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City, NY — days before the 18th anniversary of the Islamic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Post-9/11 domestic instances of Islamic terrorism were also ignored, including but not limited to the attacks in Chattanooga, Fort Hood, Orlando, and San Bernardino. The only references to ideological dimensions of Islamic terrorism were made by former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, who referred to “jihadi terrorists” in three instances.

Chertoff was joined by Janet Napolitano and Jeh Johnson, two former directors of the Department of Homeland Security in testifying before the committee, professedly on matters of national security.

“Climate change poses an existential threat” to America and Earth, declared Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. He linked “climate change” to 9/11 in his opening remarks, calling on DHS to prioritize halting the ostensible phenomenon:

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NRA sues San Francisco over 'domestic terrorist organization' declaration

By Danielle Wallace | Fox News

September 10, 2019

-Fox News

The National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit against San Francisco Monday over the city's recent declaration that the gun-rights lobby is a "domestic terrorist organization."

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the city and county of San Francisco and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. It accuses city officials of violating the gun lobby's free speech rights for political reasons and claims the city is trying to blacklist anyone associated with the NRA from doing business there.

The gun rights lobby asked the court to step in "to instruct elected officials that freedom of speech means you cannot silence or punish those with whom you disagree."

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Mark Hecht: Ethnic diversity harms a country's social trust, economic well-being, argues instructor

OPINION: Canada should say goodbye to diversity, tolerance and inclusion to rebuild trust in one another and start accepting a new norm for immigration policy — compatibility, cohesion and social trust.

By Mark Hecht

-Vancouver Sun

September 6, 2019

Sometimes they get too much publicity, but can you blame them? The Danes just seem to get things right. But even the Danes can make mistakes.

A decade ago the fundamental belief among Danes toward Muslim immigrants was that these newcomers would see how wonderful Denmark was and naturally want to become Danish as quickly as possible.

This turned out to be naively wrong. At least half of all Muslims polled across various western European countries believe today that their Shariah law is more important than national law, according to the Gatestone Institute. In other words, a not insignificant proportion of Muslim immigrants have no intention of assimilating into any western society, including Denmark.

Danes have pushed back. Losing the integrity of their society — one of the best in the world by all measures — was on the line. Requirements to obtain citizenship increased. A new insistence that immigrant children go to Danish public schools instead of religious schools was implemented. Social benefits were rescinded for those who didn’t comply. This was only the beginning. But the Danes are not alone.

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US Chamber official: China shouldn’t try to wait out Trump

By PAUL WISEMAN

September 8, 2019

-Federal News Network

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump imposed tariffs to another $112 billion in Chinese imports Sept. 1 and plans to extend import taxes to everything China ships to the United States Dec. 15. The two countries are fighting over U.S. accusations that China steals technology, forces foreign firms to surrender trade secrets and subsidizes Chinese firms in a drive to become a technological powerhouse.

The Associated Press spoke with Myron Brilliant , the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s head of international affairs and a veteran of U.S.-China negotiations. Answers are edited for clarity and length.

Q: What is the state of play in talks between the United States and China?

A: We have a president who rightly is trying to address the unfair trade practices that have been identified by previous administrations. But he is taking a completely different approach and using different tactics. We completely are aligned with the goal of trying to address intellectual property theft, forced technology transfer and the whole effort to reform China’s state-owned enterprise sector, particularly trying to eliminate subsidies and tax preferences.

Where we have differed with the Trump administration is the excessive use of tariffs… We consider the tariffs to be hit on our own economy.

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Trump says he called of secret Taliban meeting at Camp David

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and DEB RIECHMANN - Associated Press

September 8, 2019

-The Washington times

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said he canceled a secret weekend meeting at Camp David with Taliban and Afghanistan leaders after a bombing in the past week in Kabul that killed 12 people, including an American soldier, and has called off peace negotiations with the insurgent group.

Trump’s tweet Saturday evening was surprising because it would mean that the president was ready to host members of the Taliban at the presidential retreat in Maryland just days before the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. More than 2,400 U.S. troops have been killed since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan to go after the Taliban, which were harboring al-Qaida leaders responsible for 9/11.

Canceling the talks also goes against Trump’s pledge to withdraw the remaining 13,000 to 14,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan and end U.S. involvement in a conflict that is closing in on 18 years.

Zalmay Khalilzad, the Trump administration’s diplomat talking to the Taliban leaders for months, has said recently that he was on the “threshold” of an agreement with the Taliban aimed at ending America’s longest war. The president, however, has been under pressure from the Afghan government and some U.S. lawmakers, including Trump supporter Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who mistrust the Taliban and think it’s too early to withdraw American forces.

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Bahamian PM: U.S. Aid Likely Reduced Number of Hurricane Dorian Deaths

Joshua Caplan

September 6, 2019

-Breitbart News

Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis lauded the United States for “assisting us with all of our needs” in the wake of Hurricane Dorian’s widespread destruction to the island nation.

Appearing Thursday on CNN’s AC360, Minnis said U.S. aid likely reduced the number of deaths in the Bahamas, which stands at least 30 people as of Friday.

“From day one, the United States was in our territory assisting us with all of our needs. Had it not been for the United States we would not have been advanced this far in the entire process,” Minnis told host Anderson Cooper.

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Daniel Turner: Winners and losers from Democrats' climate change town hall

By Daniel Turner

September 5, 2019

-Fox News

CNN devoted about seven hours to a series of town halls on climate change Wednesday night, giving 10 candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination the chance to discuss their wish-lists of extraordinarily expensive environmental proposals they would seek to enact if they make it to the White House.

The biggest winner of the night wasn’t even on stage. It was President Trump, who has brought the American people massive job creation, a stronger economy, lower taxes and a booming energy sector that has put us on the road to energy independence.

I predict that millions of voters who learned about the Democrats’ energy plans will have no choice but to turn to Trump to avoid the disaster those plans would bring.

Another winner on Wednesday night was renewable energy, which was supported by all the Democratic candidates at the town halls – Former Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont; Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts; South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro; businessman Andrew Yang; Sen. Kamala Harris of California; Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey; former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas; and Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.

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Corrupt Obama Lawyer Escapes Criminal Charges With DC Jurors Who Thought It Was A Waste Of Time

By Richard Moorhead

September 5, 2019

-Big League Politics

Greg Craig, a former Obama White House attorney, was acquitted of charges of lying to the FBI Wednesday.

One juror openly admitted that he saw the case against Craig- that accused the elite Democrat of lying about his activity as an unregistered foreign agent of Ukraine– as a waste of resources.

60-year old Michael Meyer expressed his preference to see other unnamed individuals criminally charged as a result of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Craig was charged in part because of new evidence revealed in the seemingly endless investigation, but Meyer would’ve preferred to see alternative indictments.

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Trump Admin Is Considering Using Amazon Echo And Apple Watch To Determine If Citizens Should Own A Gun

Chris White-Tech Reporter

August 22, 2019

-The Daily Caller

The Trump administration is considering a proposal that would use Google, Amazon and Apple to collect data on users who exhibit characteristics of mental illness that could lead to violent behavior, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

The proposal is part of an initiative to create a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), which would be located inside the Health and Human Services Department, the report notes, citing sources inside the administration. The new agency would have a separate budget and the president would be responsible for appointing its director.

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Walmart to stop selling handgun ammunition

by Melissa Quinn

| September 03, 2019

-Washington Examiner

Walmart announced Tuesday it will end the sale of handgun ammunition, a decision that comes as the retail giant faced pressure to curb gun and ammunition sales in the wake of a shooting at its store in El Paso, Texas.

In an open letter to Walmart associates, CEO Doug McMillon said that the store plans to discontinue sales of short-barrel rifle ammunition and no longer sell handgun ammunition. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer will also no longer sell handguns at its stores in Alaska, marking a complete exit from the handgun market.

Additionally, Walmart is asking its customers to no longer openly carry guns in its stores or in Sam’s Clubs where open carry is allowed under state law.

“We know these decisions will inconvenience some of our customers, and we hope they will understand,” McMillon said. “As a company, we experienced two horrific events in one week, and we will never be the same.”

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Lindsey Graham presses DOJ to declassify Carter Page FISA process

by Daniel Chaitin

September 02, 2019

-Washington Examiner

Sen. Lindsey Graham is asking the Justice Department to declassify material related to Inspector General Michael Horowitz's investigation into alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

The South Carolina Republican's letter sent to Attorney General William Barr was discussed during an interview Monday on Fox News.

Asked what he wants to know, Graham said, "As much declassification as possible. I want the public to see the process in real time. I want the FISA warrant applications to be revealed to the public as much as possible."

Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is concerned the FBI and Justice Department misled the FISA Court in late 2016 and 2017 to wiretap one-time Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in their reliance on an unverified anti-Trump dossier compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele.

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Dozens of ANTIFA Terrorists Arrested for Violence During ‘Straight Pride Parade’

September 1, 2019

Shane Trejo

-Big League Politics

Law enforcement arrested 36 individuals, mostly believed to be ANTIFA terrorists, at yesterday’s straight pride parade in Boston, MA, as four police were injured as the thugs attempted to stop the parade from taking place.

Big League Politics reported that ANTIFA was already fundraising to cover bail fees for their organization’s terrorists beforehand, as their violent display was clearly premeditated in an attempt to shut down the lawful orderly protest that drew approximately 200 participants.

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