NSF Spending $202K To Find Out Why Wikipedia Is Sexist

From the Washington Free Beacon:

Government-Funded Study: Why Is Wikipedia Sexist?

$202,000 to address ‘gender bias’ in world’s biggest online encyclopedia

By Elizabeth Harrington | July 30, 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is spending over $200,000 to find out why Wikipedia is sexist.

The National Science Foundation? The same people who wasted untold millions of  taxpayer dollars us studies of duck penises and ‘shrimp on treadmills’ and a thousand other boondoggles we will never hear about?

The government has awarded two grants for collaborative research to professors at Yale University and New York University to study what the researchers describe as “systematic gender bias” in the online encyclopedia…

“[A]n emerging body of research indicates that Wikipedia suffers from systematic gender bias with respect to both contributors and content,” it continues.

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GOP Has Lost Control Of Impeachment Plot They Hatched

From the DNC’s lickspittle minions at the Atlantic:

Republicans Have Lost Control of the Impeachment Plot They Hatched

By Arit John | July 29, 2014

The impeachment debate is another example of fringe conservative ideology hurting the establishment’s election chances.

Mind you, this is a news article. Not an editorial. (As if there is any difference these days.) But who knew conservatives were running the Republican Party?

House Speaker John Boehner knows that, which is why he said Tuesday that impeachment is a "scam" created by Democrats to motivate their base to vote and donate ahead of the midterm elections, according to the Associated Press. That’s half true. Democrats are fundraising off impeachment, but this conversation was started by Sarah Palin and her fans.

Again, we didn’t realize that Sarah Palin was so powerful in the leadership of the Republican Party.

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Senate O-Care Bill Limited Exchange Subsidies To States

From Breitbart:

The Senate HELP Bill Limited Exchange Subsidies to Compliant States (but No One Mentioned It)

By John Sexton | July 29, 2014

… The Halbig case is the one about whether or not tax subsidies can be delivered to people who enrolled on a federal exchange…

One [of the Senate's] version[s] of health reform [is] known as the HELP bill (because is came out of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions). The HELP bill is significant because it explicitly denied subsidies to states which refuse to set up a federally compliant exchange.

More specifically, the bill outlines a three step process for states. They can a) agree to set up their own exchange and comply with all the new regulations, b) ask HHS to set one up and comply or c) not comply.

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Mom Of Drug Dealing, Rock-Throwing Mexican Sues BP

From Reuters:

Mother of slain Mexican teen sues U.S. Border Patrol agents

By David Schwartz | July 29, 2014

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Lawyers for the mother of a Mexican teenager fatally shot by U.S. border police filed a U.S. federal civil rights lawsuit on Tuesday, calling the killing "brazen and lawless" and the latest example of agents using excessive force.

So why would any Mexican or Central American think they could flee violence by coming to the lawless US? We should be all heading the other way.

The lawsuit says unnamed U.S. Border Patrol agents violated the constitutional rights of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, who was 16 years old when he died in the cross-border shooting from Arizona into Nogales, Mexico, in October 2012. An autopsy by Mexican authorities found the teen was shot seven times from behind.

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Nancy Pelosi: ‘No Deportation Without Representation’

From Breitbart:

Nancy Pelosi: ‘We Cannot Have Deportation without Representation’

By Charlie Spiering | July 29, 2014

During a hearing with House Democrats on Tuesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi argued that the bill proposed by Republicans did not have the adequate resources to help unattended minors crossing the border with the immigration court process.

Good. In fact, why should we give them any resources for this? Why should we be helping illegals enter our country? We should be stopping them. If there is no funding from Congress, maybe they will stop helping this invasion.

The bill, announced by Republicans on Tuesday, would spend $659 million in new spending in response to the crisis on the border.

Citing a friend, Pelosi said that “we cannot have deportation without representation,” and she praised the groups that were working to help the detained children…

Does Nancy Pelosi want to give people who are being processed for possible deportation the right to vote?

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Whoops! Most Americans Say Aliens Kids Aren’t ‘Refugees’

From an outraged Associated Press:

Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

By JENNIFER AGIESTA and ELLIOT SPAGAT | July 30, 2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.

The new poll found 53 percent of Americans believe the United States has no moral obligation to offer asylum to people who escape violence or political persecution, while 44 percent believe it has that responsibility.

And more than half, 52 percent, say children who say they are fleeing gang violence in Central America should not be treated as refugees, while 46 percent say they should.

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How Timely! Most Americans See Alien Kids As ‘Refugees’

From an unquestioning Reuters:

Most Americans see unaccompanied immigrant kids as refugees: poll

By Curtis Skinner | July 29, 2014

(Reuters) – Some 70 percent of Americans think the United States should provide temporary support and housing for unaccompanied Central American minors who illegally cross into the country while their cases undergo review, according to a poll released on Tuesday.

Across political leanings and religious backgrounds, most Americans believe the recent influx of immigrant children should be treated like refugees if authorities think they cannot be returned home safely rather than face immediate deportation, according to the poll by the Public Religion Research Institute…

The Public Religion Research Institute has ongoing research partnerships with the Brookings Institute and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University.

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Sessions: House Border Bill Surrenders To Lawless Obama

From National Review:

Jeff Sessions: House Border Bill Is a ‘Surrender To a Lawless President’

By Joel Gehrke | July 29, 2014

[Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) has issued the following statement:]

The Obama Administration has openly declared its plan to implement a unilateral executive amnesty for 5–6 million more illegal immigrants. This unlawful amnesty—urged on by congressional Democrats—would include work permits, taking jobs directly from millions of struggling American citizens.

Any action Congress might consider to address the current border crisis would be futile should the President go forward with these lawless actions. Congress must speak out and fight against them. It must use its spending power to stop the President’s executive amnesty.

That the House leaders’ border package includes no language on executive actions is surrender to a lawless President.

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People Are Angry About Exec Orders Not Announced Yet!

From the insufferably smug Atlantic:

Everyone Is Already Unhappy With the Immigration Orders Obama Hasn’t Announced Yet

By Arit John | July 29, 2014

The White House is still weeks away from finalizing President Barack Obama’s recently announced immigration executive orders, but that hasn’t stopped Republicans from calling the moves unconstitutional, or immigrant-rights activists from saying he hasn’t gone far enough.

Gosh, we are stupid and paranoid bumpkins for complaining about something that hasn’t happened yet. Where do we get off reacting to something that we only think is going to happen?

We should just sit down and shut up and accept whatever Obama decides is best for us. Which he will announce as a fait accompli that nothing can be done about.

Immigration advocacy groups meeting with the president told the Associated Press that Obama is considering executive orders that would potentially defer deportations or grant work permits to millions of undocumented immigrants.

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European Govts Have Given Al Qaeda $125M In Ransom

Buried in the ‘Africa’ section of the New York Times:

Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror

By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | JULY 29, 2014

Kidnapping Europeans for ransom has become a global business for Al Qaeda, bankrolling its operations across the globe. While European governments deny paying ransoms, an investigation by The New York Times found that Al Qaeda and its direct affiliates have taken in at least $125 million in revenue from kidnappings since 2008, of which $66 million was paid just last year.

Lest we forget, the NYT reporter, David Rohde, was kidnapped by the Taliban in 2008. The Taliban insisted on a ‘tens of millions dollar’ ransom and the release of the ‘Taliban Five’ from Guantanamo. The NYT, with the help of the US State department negotiated for his release.

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Obama Says Muslims Built The Very Fabric Of Our Nation

From CNS News:

Obama Thanks Muslims for ‘Building the Very Fabric of Our Nation’

By Barbara Boland | July 28, 2014

A statement put out today by President Barack Obama on the occasion of a religious holiday is raising some eyebrows.

The holiday is a Muslim one called "Eid-al-Fitr" and the statement says:

This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate. While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease.

In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.

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Outrage! ISIS Might Blow-up An Ancient Minaret In Mosul

From a suddenly concerned Associated Press:

In Iraq’s Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

By VIVIAN SALAMA | July 28, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans like Italy’s Tower of Pisa.

Notice how nobody in our watchdog media seems to care when Muslims destroy Christian churches and shrines. But when they go after Muslim Mosques or shrines, look out!

But over the weekend, residents pushed back. When fighters from the Islamic State group loaded with heavy explosives converged on the site, Mosulis living nearby rushed to the courtyard below the minaret, sat on the ground and linked arms to form a human chain to protect it, two residents who witnessed the event told The Associated Press on Monday.

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Boko Haram Has Kidnapped Wife Of Cameroon’s Vice PM

From the Atlantic:

Boko Haram Abducts the Wife of Cameroon’s Vice Prime Minister

By Adam Chandler | July 27, 2014

In what’s being described as "a savage attack," the wife of Cameroon Vice Prime Minister Ahmadou Ali was kidnapped along with the mayor of Kolofata in a series of attacks on Sunday by Boko Haram.

So where is the #hashtag campaign? ‘BringBackOurVicePrimeMinister’sWife’? This problem is not going to solve itself. The Obama administration needs to become pro-active.

"I can confirm that the home of Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali in Kolofata came under a savage attack from Boko Haram militants," Issa Tchiroma told Reuters by telephone.

Those would be Muslim militants.

The attack also killed three people. Elsewhere in the country, the group attacked a church, killing five people in wounding eight.

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Administration ‘Pushes Back’ At Israeli Criticism Of Kerry

From the Associated Press:

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

By MATTHEW LEE and JULIE PACE | July 28, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat.

Notice how, as usual, our one party news media never reports the actual criticism of the Obama administration. They only ever report the ‘push back.’

"It’s simply not the way partners and allies treat each other," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

Is Ms. Psaki irony-proof? The whole problem is the shabby way in which Obama and Kerry have treated our ally Israel (among others).

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Shocker: US Says That Russia Is Violating Nuclear Treaty

From Reuters:

U.S. says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks

By Roberta Rampton | July 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the U.S. government said on Monday that Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty, and urged immediate bilateral talks on the issue.

What a shock, huh? It’s not like the Russians (Soviets) have not violated each and every weapons treaty we have ever made with them. After all, Lenin once proudly pronounced that: "Treaties are made to be broken."

"This is a very serious matter which we have attempted to address with Russia for some time now," an administration official said in a statement…

Which is to say that up until now, the Obama administration has pretended otherwise.

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