One More Sign That Liberals Have Lost Their Minds

The White House released an official portrait of Melania Trump. However the proggie birdcage liner – The Boston Globe -somehow found something sinister in what any normal person would consider a normal portrait.

“So what’s with the crossed arms?” They asked.

So, among other pictures, they got answered back with this:

Oops. Never mind….
The proggies are still so mindwarped about Trump winning the election (they apparently actually believed their own propaganda disguised as polling) that they’re past ludicrous. They’ve gone straight to plaid.

Marines Testing Polymer Solutions to Cut Ammo Weight

The top equipment official for the Marine Corps recently said he believes that polymer is the answer to cutting ammunition weight for infantry squads.
The Marines are focusing on lightening the load infantry squads carry into battle, William Williford, executive director of Marine Corp Systems Command, told an audience Monday at the Navy League’s Sea, Air, Space Exposition.
The Marines have tested polymer-cased .50 caliber ammunition, but companies also make polymer ammunition pallets that offer significant weight reduction.

Well, my last outfit was trying this type of ammo out too, and well over 3 years ago.
My main concern was reliability and strength of the polymer. It was much easier to damage when it was going through delinker/feed mechanisms. When damaged to the point of rupture, powder was spread through the gun system.
My input was that a ten thousand (yep 10,000) round test through one gun, during a single event, compared to the same amount of standard cased ammo through the same gun, with three guns being used, was the minimum amount of firing data needed to start to come to any conclusion.
This might sound ‘extreme’, but this is going to be used in the acid test of combat, which is extreme, and we should have learned by now about going to that place with some weapon or ammo that hasn’t been well tested first.

Romania is planning to buy 20 F-16 fighters from U.S.

Ummm. U.S. workers with jobs…..

TRIESTE – Romania is looking to buy 20 more F-16 fighters in order to increase the size of its fleet, according IHS Jane’s. “My intention is to finalize this year the decision to have another 20 F-16 fighters”, Defense Minister Beniamin Les told the parliament in Bucharest on Monday.


Norway sentences Isis recruiter to nine years in prison

A Norwegian court on Tuesday sentenced an Islamist to nine years in prison for recruiting a jihadist candidate who wanted to join the Islamic State (Isis) group.
An Oslo court also found Ubaydullah Hussain, a 31-year-old Norwegian citizen, guilty of pledging allegiance to Isis, financially supporting the group, providing its supporters with equipment and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Norway seems a bit more stern than it’s neighbor Sweden.

Hungary approves stricter terms for Soros-founded university

Hungarian lawmakers have fast-tracked into law controls that could close Budapest’s Central European University. Its philanthropist founder George Soros faces subversion claims from Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

George Soros and subversion used in the same sentence? Check around and you’ll find that this isn’t a unique thing.

So what is the liberal squealing is all about?
By Hungarian law, international schools can only hand out non-Hungarian diplomas, if the school doesn’t have a registered and working campus in their home country and a contract between the sovereign states.
In 2004 the previous socialist government provided an exemption loophole for the CEU.
Now the Hungarian Parliament is going to revert to the original law and that is why all the squealing is coming from the Soros camp.
There are three other U.S. universities operating in Hungary, and many other foreign schools.
None of them have problems because they are real schools!
The CEU has six months to clear this up by opening a campus in the U.S. and obtaining the proper contract.
Of course that would cost a lot of money for Soros, hence the squealing.

Denmark’s late night churches try to bring back worshippers

More and more Danish churches are trying to boost attendances by inviting congregations for night-time services.
More and more priests across the country are beginning to open the doors of their churches at night, according to a survey by Copenhagen Parish, which has mapped out the churches throughout the country offering after-dark worship.
Night churches can now be found in 25 different Danish towns, reports Danish news agency Ritzau.

WSJ reports that Susan Rice Was Not Alone In “Unmasking” Team Trump

As part of its daily wrap of the Susan Rice newsflow, which focused on her first media appearance since she was “outed” as the persona responsible for “unmasking” members of team Trump, the WSJ provides two new pieces of incremental information: i) in addition to Michael Flynn, at least one more member of the Trump transition team was “unmasked” in intelligence reports due to multiple foreign conversations that weren’t related to Russia; and ii) Rice wasn’t the administration official who instigated Mr. Flynn’s unmasking, confirming there is at least one more high-level official giving “unmasking” orders.

20 House Democrats request removal of Devin Nunes from Russia investigation

A group of House Democrats led by Rep. Gerry Connolly sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan Tuesday asking for the recusal of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes from the ongoing investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 election.

“We respectfully write to request that Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes be recused from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and potential Russian ties to the Trump campaign,” the letter states.
The letter concludes:
“Congress must come together in a bipartisan fashion to understand the nature of this attack and the scope of Russian ties to the Trump campaign, transition team, and presidential administration. Chairman Nunes has demonstrated his bias, and the public will no longer accept the results of this probe as legitimate under his leadership. This is about country, not party. It is also a test about the ability of the House, as an institution, to conduct an investigation of the Executive Branch while being independent of that branch. Chairman Nunes’ recent actions make clear he has failed that test. Only his recusal will allow the House to pass that test.”

The idea that Democrats are trying to rescue the House from too much partisanship is, of course, absurd. There is still no proof behind the allegations the Trump campaign colluded with Russian hackers, an allegation which is once again trotted out in this letter. The allegation itself has become a means to an end: to keep the attack on the administration going and collect as many Republican scalps along the way as possible. “This is about country, not party,” would sound less like a laugh line if Democrats would stop using these accusations as a cudgel against Republicans in the media.

And Dad and I thought that last summer was going to be interesting.
We ain’t seen nothing yet.

FISA and the Insider Attack

One of the hardest problems in computer security — in all security, really — is the insider attack. It means pretty much what it sounds like: how do you prevent the illicit release of information by someone who is authorized to have access to the information? How do you limit the damage an insider can do?

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) attempted to establish rules by law to protect citizens and residents against unlimited spying by the government by requiring a special warrant in order to target U.S. Persons for interception, and by requiring the U.S. Government to handle anything that was collected “incidentally” to other surveillance with great care to prevent the U.S. Person’s information from being revealed.

Necessarily, when we elect a president, the president has complete access to any data — the president is the authority who decides what data is to be protected, and with what rigor. The president’s political appointees, just as necessarily, must have the same access. Our only real protection from illicit disclosure by these insiders is the degree to which they can be trusted. An unscrupulous political appointee on the president’s national security staff can obtain anything and leak anything.

In the Obama administration, scruples about information security were notably lacking. We saw it with the Clinton emails, where information security procedures were openly flouted, and where, frankly, multiple felonious violations of the espionage went unpunished.

And we’re seeing it now: Susan Rice, and probably a number of others, violated the provisions of FISA, and certainly, with no reasonable doubt violated the privacy of at least one U.S. Person.

Read the whole thing, please.

St. Petersburg subway attacker identified

A former sushi chef and martial arts buff was identified Tuesday as a Kyrgyz-born suicide bomber who killed 14 people and wounded dozens of others on a St. Petersburg subway car, authorities said.
Akbarzhon Jalilov, a Russian citizen who turned 22 two days before the attack, had ties to radical Islamists, according to law enforcement officials

Germany criticizes Trump executive orders on trade

Boo Hoo.

Germany’s economy minister has voiced concern at new White House orders to study US trade deficits. Berlin is closely watching developments on trade policy in the US, one of Germany’s biggest trading partners.
Following US President Donald Trump’s executive orders signed on Friday to review causes of US trade deficits, Germany’s Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said US President Donald Trump is signaling policy decisions that would send the country in “completely the wrong direction.”

Of course, anyone other than the U.S. would call it “in the wrong direction”. They’re not in it for us.

One more time…Boo Effing Hoo.

This is how you blow the lid off a scandal.

Ever since Mike Cernovich dropped the bombshell report over the weekend outing Obama’s National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, as the person behind the unmasking of the identity of various members of Trump’s team who were ‘incidentally’ surveilled during the 2016 campaign (see “Confirmed: Susan Rice “Unmasked” Trump Team”), a report which was subsequently confirmed by Eli Lake of Bloomberg earlier this morning, everyone has been wondering who within the Trump White House or the intelligence community supplied him with such a massive scoop.
But, as it turns out, Cernovich didn’t need a ‘deep throat’ within the NSA or CIA for his blockbuster scoop, all he needed was some well-placed sources inside of a couple of America’s corrupt mainstream media outlets. As Cernovich explains below, his sources for the Susan Rice story were actually folks working at Bloomberg and the New York Times who revealed that both Eli Lake (Bloomberg) and Maggie Haberman (NYT) were sitting on the Susan Rice story in order to protect the Obama administration.

“Maggie Haberman had it. She will not run any articles that are critical of the Obama administration.”

“Eli Lake had it. He didn’t want to run it and Bloomberg didn’t want to run it because it vindicates Trump’s claim that he had been spied upon. And Eli Lake is a ‘never Trumper.’ Bloomberg was a ‘never Trump’ publication.”

“I’m showing you the politics of ‘real journalism’. ‘Real journalism’ is that Bloomberg had it and the New York Times had it but they wouldn’t run it because they don’t want to run any stories that would make Obama look bad or that will vindicate Trump. They only want to run stories that make Trump look bad so that’s why they sat on it.”

Former US Attorney: Susan Rice Ordered Spy Agencies To Produce ‘Detailed Spreadsheets’ Involving Trump

Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce “detailed spreadsheets” of legal phone calls involving Donald Trump and his aides when he was running for president, according to former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova.
“What was produced by the intelligence community at the request of Ms. Rice were detailed spreadsheets of intercepted phone calls with unmasked Trump associates in perfectly legal conversations with individuals,” diGenova told The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group Monday.
“The overheard conversations involved no illegal activity by anybody of the Trump associates, or anyone they were speaking with,” diGenova said. “In short, the only apparent illegal activity was the unmasking of the people in the calls.”
Col. (Ret.) James Waurishuk, an NSC veteran and former deputy director for intelligence at the U.S. Central Command, told TheDCNF that many hands had to be involved throughout the Obama administration to launch such a political spying program.
“The surveillance initially is the responsibility of the National Security Agency,” Waurishuk said. “They have to abide by this guidance when one of the other agencies says, ‘we’re looking at this particular person which we would like to unmask.’”
“The lawyers and counsel at the NSA surely would be talking to the lawyers and members of counsel at CIA, or at the National Security Council or at the Director of National Intelligence or at the FBI,” he said.
“It’s unbelievable of the level and degree of the administration to look for information on Donald Trump and his associates, his campaign team and his transition team.
This is really, really serious stuff.”
Michael Doran, former NSC senior director, told TheDCNF Monday that “somebody blew a hole in the wall between national security secrets and partisan politics.”
This “was a stream of information that was supposed to be hermetically sealed from politics and the Obama administration found a way to blow a hole in that wall.”
Doran charged that potential serious crimes were undertaken because “this is a leaking of signal intelligence.”
“That’s a felony,” he told TheDCNF.
“And you can get 10 years for that. It is a tremendous abuse of the system. We’re not supposed to be monitoring American citizens.
Bigger than the crime, is the breach of public trust.”

‘Breach Of Trust’? Really?
No one I know ever had any trust of Obama from the beginning.
I guess we were pretty good at figuring him out.

California DOJ Agents seized 500 guns from a Clovis family. After a court fight, they got them back

After a lengthy court fight, a Clovis family forced the return of 500 firearms seized by the California Department of Justice in 2015.
The weapons were confiscated by state DOJ agents acting on information that Albert Sheakalee was barred from owning guns because he was in the state’s Armed Prohibited Persons (APPS) database.


Tennessee Senate OKs Bills to Allow Guns in Boats, Silencers

The Tennessee Senate has voted to let people use silencers on guns for the sake of hearing and bring guns on their boats.
The Senate voted 28-1 Monday to pass the “Tennessee Hearing Protection Act,” which would allow the use of silencers on guns. Supporters have touted the bill as measure of protection for sportsmen’s ears. The bill still needs House approval.

Those cattle that broke loose? You’re not going to believe this.

Six steers that ran amok on the streets of north St. Louis last week after escaping from a neighborhood slaughterhouse have a new lease on life — and a possible future grazing on the lush pasture of a Tennessee animal sanctuary.


EU ULTIMATUM: Poland & Hungary must ‘accept more migrants or leave’.

A HOST of EU countries are set to demand Poland and Hungary accept their quota of migrants or they will face being booted out of the crumbling bloc. Both countries have ignored EU proposals to relocate 160,000 migrants and the rest of the bloc is set to take action to ensure they share the burden.

Seems that more European states see what the endgame is and want nothing to do with it.

Is it actually too late for Sweden?

Recently,two Swede Democrat leaders penned a WSJ op-ed imploring Americans to avoid the mistakes Sweden made :
“For the sake of the American people…we can only hope that the leaders in Washington won’t make the same mistakes that our socialist and liberal politicians did,” they wrote.
Donald Trump is absolutely right, they opined, and America needs to listen.
“Mr. Trump did not exaggerate Sweden’s current problems,” Akesson and Karlsson wrote, according to Fox News. “If anything, he understated them.”

They may think it’s too late for Swede. It may well be, but that fear is no reason for us to curl up into a whimpering ball too.