After you check out the News and Headlines, got some pretty good Commentaries and Opinions if I do say so myself. Scroll down to check them out. “We are social creatures to the inmost centre of our being. The notion that one can begin anything at all from scratch, free from the past, or unindebted to others, could not conceivably be more wrong.” – Karl Popper. Thought of the day compliments of RefDesk.com
This day in History. “On this day in 1944, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the G.I. Bill, an unprecedented act of legislation designed to compensate returning members of the armed services–known as G.I.s–for their efforts in World War II.” > 1944 FDR signs G.I. Bill
In the News:
“The first draft of the Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare was released Thursday.
The 142-page “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017’’ has been kept under wraps for weeks as a group of 13 Senators have been working behind closed doors to draft the companion bill to the House’s American Health Care Act.
Here’s a few highlights from the bill as we continue to read through it:” More here.> The Senate finally released a draft of its bill to repeal and replace Obamacare
The Senate health bill is out. Here’s your speed read The highlights:
- Ends the Affordable Care Act’s mandates and most of its taxes.
- Phases out its Medicaid expansion over three years, ending in 2024.
- Limits Medicaid spending with per capita caps, or block grants for states that choose them. The spending growth rate would become stricter in 2025.
- States could apply for waivers from many of the insurance regulations — though not protections for people with pre-existing conditions and coverage for young adults.
- The ACA’s tax credits would be kept in place, unlike the House bill — but their value would be reduced.
- Funds the ACA’s cost-sharing subsidies through 2019, but then repeals them.
Want more? Keep reading. The Senate health bill is out. Here’s your speed read
“The FBI on Thursday was looking into the electronic records of the Canadian-Tunisian dual citizen accused of stabbing a police officer at the airport in Flint, Michigan, in an attack the feds called terror.
The suspect, Amor M. Ftouhi, is being held in custody until his Wednesday hearing. The 50-year-old man was charged in U.S. District Court with committing a violent act in an airport. The act is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The feds have said more charges could be coming.
“Suffice to say, he has a hatred for the United States,” Detroit’s FBI Chief David Gelios said.” Video and more here.> Flint airport attack: Canadian-Tunisian suspect’s background under scrutiny
NEW YORK, June 22 (Reuters) – “U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged a Bronx, New York, man with attempting travel to Syria in order to fight for Islamic State.
Saddam Mohamed Raishani, 30, was arrested at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after trying to board a flight to Istanbul via Lisbon, federal prosecutors in Manhattan said.” More here.> New York man arrested at JFK airport for attempting to join ISIS
WASHINGTON (AP) — “The United States is growing older and more ethnically diverse, a trend that could strain government programs from Medicare to education, the Census Bureau reported Thursday.
Every ethnic and racial group grew between 2015 and 2016, but the number of whites continued to increase at the slowest rate – less than one hundredth of 1 percent, or 5,000 people, the Census estimate shows. That’s a fraction of the rates of growth for non-white Hispanics, Asians and people who said they are multi-racial, according to the government’s annual estimates of population.” more here.> CENSUS: US MORE DIVERSE, WHITE POPULATION GROWS LEAST
“The nation’s leading source of information on U.S. charities faces mounting criticism for using a controversial “hate group” designation in listings for some well-known and broadly supported conservative nonprofits.” More here> Nonprofit Tracker Smears Dozens of Conservative Organizations as ‘Hate Groups’
“The charity rating website GuideStar marked dozens of nonprofits as “hate groups,” using data from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Among those groups is the Family Research Council (FRC), a Christian organization that was targeted by a domestic terrorist in 2012. The terrorist admitted in court that he used the SPLC “hate group” list to target FRC.
“We understand where this hate labeling can lead because we’ve experienced it,” Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, executive vice president at FRC, told PJ Media in an interview Friday. He insisted that the SPLC list is a political attack on conservative and Christian organizations, and that the 2012 attack is a natural result of such labeling.” More here.> GuideStar Marks Family Research Council as a ‘Hate Group’
NEW YORK (AP) — “Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a “false and malicious broadcast” last Sunday evening. It’s seeking financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of the segment’s “defamatory statements.” More here.> Coal company sues HBO’s John Oliver for defamation
“The Wall Street Journal ousted its longtime chief foreign affairs correspondent Jay Solomon on Wednesday after evidence had surfaced of his involvement in prospective commercial deals, including one involving arms sales to foreign government, with a businessman who was one of his key sources, according to The Associated Press.” More here.> WSJ fired its chief foreign affairs correspondent for ethical breach in business dealings
“A New York mother who was battling cancer in a Vermont hospital was able to see her youngest daughter graduate high school just two days before she died of breast cancer. Patricia Parrotte, 55, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer and an auto-immune disease in November, WISTV reported.” More here.> Mom dies days after watching youngest daughter graduate high school
LONDON (AP) — “The Church of England “colluded” with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops, the head of the church said Thursday.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby apologized to the victims of ex-bishop Peter Ball as his church published a damning report that detailed how senior leaders did little about allegations against Ball over years and even appeared to cover up the case.” More here.> Archbishop: Church of England ‘colluded’ to hide sex abuse
June 21 – 2:58 – “Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton on “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel to discuss the fact that materials regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of “the identities of any U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team” have been removed to the Obama Library and may remain closed to the public for five years.” > Video: Susan Rice unmasking ‘evidence’ off limits for five years?
(Washington, DC) – “Judicial Watch today announced that the National Security Council (NSC) on May 23, 2017, informed it by letter that the materials regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of “the identities of any U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team” have been removed to the Obama Library.
The NSC will not fulfill an April 4 Judicial Watch request for records regarding information relating to people “who were identified pursuant to intelligence collection activities.”
The agency also informed Judicial Watch that it would not turn over communications with any Intelligence Community member or agency concerning the alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election; the hacking of DNC computers; or the suspected communications between Russia and Trump campaign/transition officials. Specifically, the NSC told Judicial Watch:” Full article here.> Judicial Watch: Obama NSC Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at Obama Library
(Washington, DC) – “Judicial Watch announced that it asked a federal court to order the State Department to end its “slow dragging strategy” in producing documents regarding the handling of requests about the false talking points used by then-Ambassador Susan Rice to talk about the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking the documents was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch vs. Department of State (No. 1:17-cv-00205)).” More here.> Judicial Watch Asks Court to Order State Department to End Slow Dragging on Benghazi Cover-up Documents
“A new proposal by an anti-Trump Democrat on the Federal Election Commission would expand the federal government’s probe into alleged Russian influence to foreign companies and internet sites that take political ads, like Facebook or the Drudge Report, while giving the FEC an unprecedented role that some say oversteps its authority.
Democratic Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, citing petitions from leftist groups demanding a wider investigation, on Thursday plans to push for commission support for her idea.” More here.> FEC Dem eyes widening Russia probe to Facebook, Drudge, foreign companies
“A prominent illegal immigrant known for working for several major media outlets may be breaking the law in more ways than one, according to legal experts.
Jose Antonio Vargas, who directed MTV’s “White People” documentary, has also done work for CNN, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, The New York Times and the Greater Talent Network Speaker’s Bureau — companies that may also find themselves in legal trouble.
Vargas, for his part, appears to be breaking the law by contracting his labor to several media companies through the use of limited liability companies, according to several legal professionals contacted by The Daily Caller News Foundation.” More here.> Prominent Illegal Immigrant Likely Breaking Law With The Media’s Help
Islam and Inbreeding –
“I’d like to talk to you about a subject that’s not frequently mentioned, inbreeding. Do an experiment for yourself, go to your computer and Google Islam inbreeding, and I think you’ll be stunned at the results:
In the Arab world, 40 to 50% of all marriages are inbred.
In Egypt, 40% of the marriages are to a first cousin.
In Saudi Arabia, 2/3 of the people who marry marry a close relative. And in Britain, the Pakistani refuges, 55% of their marriages are to first cousins.” Bill Warner, PhD: Islam & Inbreeding
Google Search.> “Islam inbreeding”
Economy / Stocks:
“Foxconn (2317.TW), the world’s largest contract electronics maker and a major Apple Inc (AAPL.O) supplier, plans to invest more than $10 billion in a display-making factory in the United States and will decide on the location of the plant next month.
The Taiwan-based firm has been eyeing U.S. investments for some time and its CEO, Terry Gou, had previously said the company hoped to spend over $7 billion to set up a display-making plant in the country – which has no panel-making industry but is the No.2 market for televisions.” More here.> Foxconn plans U.S. display making plant for over $10 billion, scouting for location
June 22 (UPI) — “The Altice USA cable operator said Thursday it raised more than $1.9 billion in an initial public offering, the most raised by any U.S.-listed telecommunications company since 2000.” More here.> Altice USA raises $1.9B in IPO ahead of NYSE trading
Commentary / Opinion:
Excellent read as always.
“The left has been at war against America for decades. The right represents those of us who favor individual freedom and capitalism — and the left are those who want government controls and socialism.
Political violence became an essential and successful means of leftist warfare in the 60’s, the decade of destruction. The success of the violent “student rebellion” in 1964 and the so-called Free Speech Movement has set the table for the left’s warmongering and treason. It was clear from the outset that the “student revolution” violently ushered in at Berkeley in the mid-sixties would come to this. The left is evil, and they mean to destroy our way of life, our freedom and us. It took decades to norm their anti-Americanism, their hatred of freedom and individual rights, but they have reached their tipping point. And the long beaten and battered among us have had it.” More here.> The Coming Civil War
“The current policy of the PA leadership is to avoid alienating the Trump administration by continuing to pretend that Abbas and his cronies are serious about achieving peace with Israel. This is why Abbas’s representatives are careful not to criticize Trump or his envoys.
When Israel does not comply with their list of demands, the Palestinians will accuse it of “destroying” the peace process. Worse still, the Palestinians will use this charge as an excuse to redouble their terror against Israelis. The Palestinian claim, as always, will be that they are being forced to resort to terrorism in light of the failure of yet another US-sponsored peace process.” More here.> The Ongoing Drama of Palestinian Lies
“Germany has surrendered its authority to Muslim crime gangs?
How could a sovereign nation so willingly allow itself to be conquered by allowing a de facto invasion of a sworn enemy. How did it reach this point?
These gangs can be defeated but it will take strength, commitment, and the will to undertake what needs to be done. Either the German leadership lacks such qualities, or it is in complete collusion with these groups. There is no in-between.
Will this happen in America?” More here.> A de facto German surrender to Middle Eastern crime gangs
Shameless plug for my personal blog. “After a year and then some of negative, anti Thump allegations, innuendos, smears, accusations with no proof what so ever of any wrongdoing. Let’s take a different look at things. Found some Positive things on our 45th President. It was kind of difficult a lot of misleading headlines that turn into hit jobs. Some you may have heard or sean before and some you may have missed.” More here.> Trump, the other side of negativity, politics and the “Lamestream Media”.
Washington, D.C. — “Dr. Chris Cooper, one of the Food and Drug Administration’s top officials, told reporters at a press conference this week that the FDA is “rushing as quickly as possible” to get a new drug approved for immediate use in The United States, and in what is likely an unprecedented move, the drug will be approved for generic and over the counter versions at the very same time, bypassing Federal drug patent laws.”
“This is a shot. A vaccine,” Cooper said, “that you give to Americans to make them less bigoted towards Muslims.” Cooper said the ultimate goal of the drug is eradicate American Islamophobia that “threatens to weaken the American ideal of Freedom of Religion” and also “makes radicalization easier” by Daesh, but that at first they were just hoping to make some of the louder Islamophobes “shut up for a bit.”
One reporter from The Wakefield Gazette asked Dr. Cooper how the drug actually works. “What it does,” Cooper explained, “is that it reaches inside your brain and extricates it from your rectum, chemically.” Dr. Cooper said researchers at Mercer Medical School in Atlanta, Georgia discovered the cranial-rectal link between Islamaphobes earlier this year and began immediate testing on an antidote for the condition. “It was really touch and go there for a bit,” Cooper told the reporters, “but those fine folks down at Mercer knocked it out of the park.” More here.> FDA Rushing Approval of Antidote to American Islamophobia