Sanders’ writings were, of course, dismissed as irrelevant old news by the very same media that assured us the tale of Mitt Romney allegedly giving a fellow student a haircut in 1965 was among the reddest and hottest of bulletins in 2012.
“President Obama met today with the family of Steven Sotloff — one of the American journalists brutally beheaded by ISIS last year,” ABC News reported Thursday. “The White House announced that Obama met with Art and Shirley Sotloff during his trip to Miami. The Sotloffs live in Florida, so the White House says it was ‘an appropriate occasion for the president to visit with them.'”
Another way to interpret this perpetual excuse-making about cold winters and unpredictable variables is that Obama’s central-planning gurus didn’t leave the free-market economy with enough strength and freedom of action to deal with setbacks. The crushing burden of carrying our insanely expensive, corrupt, incompetent central government leaves businesses with insufficient capital and limited options to either exploit opportunity, or prepare for reversals.
You’ll be able to buy a human brain’s worth of computing power for a thousand bucks in 2020 (which means just about everyone will have it.) You’ll be able to buy a machine with the computing power of all human minds combined for a thousand bucks by 2040. What will a thousand dollars buy in 2060, or 2100? A demigod?
First, we had FIFA officials busted on corruption charges. Now, Egypt is stepping up to do its part in the War on Soccer, with the alarmingly named Cairo Court for Urgent Matters designating hardcore “Ultras” fan clubs as terrorist organizations.
In a move that ties into China’s ambition to rebuild the “Silk Road” trade route and assert maritime dominance, the Communist Party’s Global Times newspaper mused that war with the United States over disputed South China Sea islands was “inevitable” unless the U.S. backed down.
“Saudi-led airstrikes killed at least 80 people near Yemen’s border with Saudi Arabia and in the capital Sanaa Wednesday, residents said, the deadliest day of bombing in over two months of war in Yemen,” writes Reuters.
A Paris-based Iranian opposition group called the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) claims that teams of North Korean “nuclear experts, nuclear warhead experts and experts in various elements of ballistic missiles including guidance systems” have made several visits to Iran, most recently in April.
MyFoxAtlanta reports that Leon Nathan Davis, a 37-year-old resident of Augusta, Georgia, has pleaded guilty in federal court on charges of “helping and attempting to join the ISIS terrorist organization.” Prosecutors say he could be looking at up to “15 years in prison, a lifetime of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.”
While Americans digest the reality of Iraqi army units fleeing from battle against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) despite months of rhetoric from the Obama administration about their improved performance, the Kurds are still very much in the game.
Our tax and regulatory systems should be prudently administered to protect property rights and the free, honest flow of commerce. Instead, we’re subjected to value judgments and accusations of bad faith from politicians who refuse to entertain such criticism of themselves.
Fox News reports exclusively obtaining a bulletin from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and National Counterterrorism Center warning of an extremely high volume of terrorist “chatter” on pro-ISIS social media. There is so much activity that our intelligence agencies are having a hard time keeping up with it all… and a great deal of the social media noise is coming from within our borders.
As Australia considers stronger measures to keep ISIS recruiters away from young people, and the United States deals with collegiate jihadis who used student-loan money to finance their attempted journey to Syria, Austrian courts just sentenced a fourteen-year-old boy to eight months in prison on terrorism charges.
Iran Begins Secret Trial of American Hostage, Gives Him 90 Minutes to Meet With Random Defense Lawyer
The “trial” of Jason Rezaian – an American journalist brazenly held hostage by those trustworthy statesmen in Iran – has gotten under way, and it is exactly the kind of outrageous totalitarian farce you would expect.
Reuters reports that Sunni militia units have driven Iran-backed Shiite Houthi insurgents from the southern Yemeni city of Dalea, dealing the Houthis their “first significant setback” in two months of hot civil war.
Of course, even though their shell company is obviously designed to conceal sizable amounts of money from possibly controversial sources, the Left will suddenly decide pass-through financing is completely unremarkable when the Clintons do it. Liberals won’t even bat an eye when Hillary resumes bad-mouthing corporate CEOs, shrieking that there’s “too much money in politics,” and complaining about how every millionaire except herself, and her favorite donors, got rich by unfairly winning the lottery of life.
The UK Guardian reports that Major General Tim Cross, the top British officer overseeing postwar Iraq, agrees with Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s grim diagnosis of the Iraqi army following their disastrous performance in Ramadi.
Australia’s mobilization against the threat of ISIS has been remarkably swift, relentless, and focused. They are taking very serious measures to deal with potential recruits. For example, AFP reports the Australian government has amended its citizenship laws to “strip dual nationals linked to terrorism of their citizenship for ‘betraying the country.'”
If any of his friends on the Left bothers to listen to what Buffett says about the minimum wage and welfare, they’re likely to be much more upset about his notion of identifying those who are “willing to work,” and holding those who are not responsible for their life choices.
Tech magnate Elon Musk is part of a group of science and technology celebrities—which includes Microsoft’s Bill Gates and physicist Stephen Hawking—who believe the impending development of artificial intelligence poses a threat to human society and perhaps even human survival.
CNN reports that Houthi insurgents in Yemen claim to have shot down a Saudi fighter jet near the capital city of Sanaa. The Saudis have refused to comment on the report, while the Yemeni government has flatly denied it.
Ynet News reports the terrorist gang Hamas has imposed a new import tax on “non-essential” items imported into the Gaza Strip. “The announcement has local merchants fuming, with some threatening to cease imports into Gaza altogether,” writes Ynet.
How about a few of you high-rolling elected officials try making do with a bit less luxury, and personally donate some of the obscene profits you’ve skimmed off hard-working taxpayers through endless decades of “service” to the VA? That would really be something to talk about next Memorial Day, wouldn’t it?
On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter expressed frustration about the poor performance of Iraqi military forces at Ramadi.
Protesting is a dicey business in Egypt, which has been through three governing regimes in four years. The current regime passed a strict law to control street protests in 2013, but last January it was violated by a demonstration that was eventually dispersed by police, resulting in the death of protester Shaimaa Sabbagh.