How An Entire Church Ended Up On An ISIS Kill List

Psycho - Public DomainOn Wednesday, I was contacted by someone on an ISIS kill list.  Of course there are probably lots of people out there that believe that “ISIS is after them”, but this particular individual and his wife were actually told that they are on an ISIS kill list by the FBI.  Not only are they on the list, but so is their pastor.  It turns out that ISIS has apparently been pulling names off of church directories on the Internet, and so now an entire church has ended up on an ISIS kill list.  In the past perhaps many of us would have been less alarmed by this, but the attacks in Orlando, Dallas, Nice, and Baton Rouge are all still fresh in our minds.  Innocent people are being targeted and killed just to make a statement, and nobody knows who will be next.

Shipping, banks and hyperinflation

One of my geeky habits is to follow the Baltic Dry Index (BDI).

Before I explain what this is, and why it matters, I want to say that this isn’t a piece about BDI as much as it is a look at a number of indicators telling us the same thing: beware.

BDI is one of the major global economic barometers in the world of statistics. It basically represents all the cost of “dry” shipping in the world at any given point in time. Dry shipping means the index doesn’t include oil.

It includes iron ore and other industrial metals as well as other raw materials. It’s been a reliable real-time indicator of how well the global economy is doing. When the index is low, it means the global economy is in decline. When it’s up, it means the global is economy is booming.

Ginsberg goes full partisan

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg soiled herself and laid bare the lunacy of those that think the Supreme Court is some kind of impartial arbiter of the law last week when she stepped into the political fray and began advocating  for the Witch of Chappaqua to be elected president.

In a series of interviews, Ginsberg called Trump a “faker” with an “ego” and said “I can’t imagine what this place would be – I can imagine what the country would be – with Donald Trump as our president.” In classic Trump fashion, The Donald responded with a tweet claiming Ginsberg’s “mind is shot.”

She also delved into other political issues, attacking the Senate for not voting on Judge Merrick Garland to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, and she called Justice Anthony Kennedy “the great hero of this term” for voting on cases that upheld abortion rights and affirmative action.

What Is That? Could This Bizarre Winged Creature Be A Fairy, An Alien Or A Locust From The Book Of Revelation?

The Winged Creature - L.A. MarzulliI wasn’t going to write about this.  I was trained as an attorney and I am skeptical by nature, and so I generally don’t like to write about things that I can’t prove.  But in the case of this bizarre winged creature, a couple of factors changed my mind.  First of all, we actually have physical evidence which has been scientifically tested.  When it comes to things like this, people are always crying out for some real physical evidence, and now we have some.  Of course the existence of evidence does not mean that we can necessarily find answers to all of our questions, but at least we have something to work with.  Secondly, a highly respected researcher named L.A. Marzulli has spent a great deal of time extensively investigating this case.  I have personally interacted with L.A. Marzulli, and I have followed his work for years, and so I know how credible he is.

19.4 Trillion Dollars In Debt – We Have Added 1.1 Trillion Dollars A Year To The National Debt Under Obama

Debt Debt And More Debt - Public DomainIn 2006, U.S. Senator Barack Obama’s voice thundered across the Senate floor as he boldly declared that “increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren.”  That was one of the truest things that he ever said, but just a couple of years later he won the 2008 election and he turned his back on those principles.  As I write this article, the U.S. national debt is sitting at a grand total of $19,402,361,890,929.46.  But when Barack Obama first entered the White House, our federal government was only 10.6 trillion dollars in debt.  That means that we have added an average of 1.1 trillion dollars a year to the national debt under Obama, and we still have about six more months to go.

Ann Coulter warns California Republicans the nation could turn into California

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Conservative author and TV personality Ann Coulter warned California Republicans on Wednesday that the nation could become like California if Donald Trump is not elected president in the fall.

“Trump’s slogan is make America great again. Hillary’s slogan is make America California without the nice beaches, without the good stuff,” Ann Coulter told the state’s delegates at a breakfast meeting.

“You’re always ahead of the curve,” Coulter said. “You sent us two of our greatest presidents, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. And now a Republican can’t get elected statewide in California. That is because of immigration. This is why Trump’s campaign is absolutely crucial.”

Coulter, who was applauded by the Californians, contended the influx of immigrants over the past four decades had given Democrats an edge, and that the Republican establishment betrayed its base of supporters on immigration and trade issues.

Twitter bans conservative pundit, lets racist and expletive-laden tweets stand

The social media platform Twitter permanently banned Breitbart.com Senior Editor Milo Yiannopoulos Monday after he engaged in a weekend Twitter-spat with Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones following a less-than-flattering review of the movie.

It’s not Yiannopoulos’ first tiff with the social media network. His account has been suspended and restored several times.

Jones, a foul-mouthed, racist (as evidenced by her tweets) comedian, apparently took offense to the review and she and Yiannopoulos began exchanging insults until Jones complained to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. However, it was not Yiannopoulous who was making racist and vile tweets to Jones, but followers of the two people’s spat.

You can read the exchange at Breitbart, but be warned that Jones’ tweets contain numerous expletives.

Twitter has been accused in the past of censoring conservatives, and this appears to be another case in point.