Tag: San Bernardino Attack

Tashfeen Malik, Syed Farook

Wikileaks: Clinton Team’s Sick Reaction to San Bernardino Terror Attack

As part of Sunday’s new WikiLeaks drop, an email chain shows that immediately upon receiving the news that the gunman responsible for the San Bernardino terrorist shooting that left 14 people dead and 22 injured had an Islamic name, top Clinton officials were unhappy and Hillary Clinton chairman John Podesta suggested it would be “better” if a person with an American name had done the shooting.

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California: A Case Study in the Failure of Gun Control

In 1989, California became “the first state to ban assault weapons,” and since that time, it has enacted a steady stream of gun controls, only to see violent crime rise and high-profile shootings–including terror attacks–betray the lie that gun control saves lives.

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Encryption Wars: Apple vs. FBI Didn’t Start With San Bernardino

In the wake of the San Bernardino shooting, a headline-grabbing war broke out between the FBI and Apple, which refuses to modify the software on slain jihadi Syed Farook’s iPhone so the FBI can examine his data. A lengthy article at Bloomberg Business argues this was really more like a cold war going hot, because the FBI has been at odds with Apple since the latest version of its operating system was released.


Microsoft Announces Support for Apple in Encryption Controversy

Microsoft founder Bill Gates offered some muddled support for the government in the FBI’s standoff against Apple over data encryption, while his company has been a “tepid” supporter of Apple, in the estimation of The Verge… until today, when Microsoft announced it “wholeheartedly” supports the rival tech giant and will file a “friend of the court” brief on its behalf.

Gut Check – 2015: The Year in Denial

If there’s one overarching theme you can stamp all over the ass of this exiting year, it’s denial. We saw experts denying political phenomena, politicians denying apocalyptic threats, activists denying facts (replaced by mob-approved figments), students denying their own adulthood, in favor of infantile regression. In sum, 2015 was a horrible year, mainly because we denied what was making it so horrible.

Michael Moore: ‘Guns Don’t Kill People, Americans Kill People’

Leftwing filmmaker and gun control proponent Michael Moore observed that the NRA is “partially right” when they say “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” He simply wants them to augment the latter portion of the phrase so that it reads: “Guns don’t kill people, Americans kills people.”