Saturday, April 22, 2017

SOCIALIST UTOPIA VENEZUELA: On the Verge of Complete Revolution

By James Holbrooks

Venezuela, a country with only $10 billion left in reserves to run on, is in trouble. The people are starving. The government has gone full-on authoritarian, and now desperate human beings are dying in the streets.

From an Associated Press report on Friday:

“Authorities in Venezuela say 12 people were killed overnight following looting and violence in the South American nation’s capital amid a spiraling political crisis.”

Continuing, the report further highlighted the gravity of the situation:

The 7 Most Heinous Crimes of the Obama DOJ

Writing at National Review, former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy outlines the machinations of the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) against alleged insider trading. Led by the controversial Preet Bharara -- since fired by President Trump -- the office has been pilloried in the media for its tactics.

As McCarthy notes, there is general concern that "improper and abusive behavior by prosecutors has reached 'epidemic proportions'."

However, that's not the worst of it.

McCarthy lists seven high crimes and misdeameanors of the Obama DOJ that are worth remembering.

Larwyn's Linx: The Horrifying Death Throes of Venezuelan Socialism, Captured in 28 Headlines

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Nation

The Horrifying Death Throes of Venezuelan Socialism, in 28 Headlines: Dan Mitchell
The Professional Class Strikes Back: Matthew Continetti
Muslim Legislator Votes to Allow Life Insurance Payouts to Beneficiaries of Terrorists: GWP

Justice Department Fires Opening Salvo At Sanctuary Cities: RWN
Mexico To US: Deporting Illegal Immigrants Is A ‘Violation’ Of Rules: Will Racke
Valerie Jarrett's Not Running for Office, She Wants to Train the Next Obama: IJR

Dirty Harry Reid’s Role in Obamagate: George Neumayr
Berkeley Mayor Who Allegedly Told Police To “Stand Down” Is Part Of Antifa : 100%
Super. Chicago approves IDs for illegal immigrants: Jazz Shaw

Oops! State Dept. Mistakenly Sends JW “SECRET” Files Intended for CDC: JW
Did Berkeley police fire stun grenades at Trump supporters, instigate clash?: Victor Skinner
Detroit Doctor and Wife Charged with Conspiring to Perform Female Genital Mutilation: DOJ

Economy

The Rationing Society: Sultan Knish
Muslims to March on Amazon Over Prayer Breaks: Rod Kackley
Berkeley Once Stood for Free Speech. Now It Rolls Over.: Megan McArdle

Scandal Central

Obama Operatives Direct Town Hall Disruptions Nationwide: Penny Starr
Democrats File Federal Lawsuit to Try to Steal the Georgia Special Election: Erick Erickson
A Case for Congress and the Trump Justice Department, Not the Courts : Andrew C. McCarthy

Climate, Energy & Regulations

13 Most Ridiculous Predictions Made on Earth Day, 1970: Jon Gabriel
Power Outage Cripples San Francisco For Seven Hours: OANN
It’s Earth Day Again, And Scientists Are Marching For Something Or Other: RWN

Media

MSNBC: ‘Unrest in Venezuela Over Trump Donations’: JWF
Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Apologists Raise More Questions Than Answers, Analysis Finds: Andrew Stiles
Want to See Where Fox News Is Likely Headed?: Retort

Rush on O’Reilly “His Departure was not Natural: TruthFeed
Revealed! Clinton cartel behind Bill O’Reilly’s firing: Horn
Honeymoon from Hell: The Liberal Media vs. President Trump: Rich Noyes and Mike Ciandella

World

Reminder: Why All The Jihadi Attacks? Why Now?: Christopher W. Holton
Welcoming the Caliphate to Brazil: GoV
In Venezuela, the 'Mother of all Marches': Alan Taylor

US Ground Troops in Syria Just Took Out a Wanted Terrorist Who Killed Dozens: Tribunist
North Korea warns China of ‘CATASTROPHIC CONSEQUENCES’ if it continues economic sanctions: Express
Guard Our Border: Close Canada's Backdoor Loophole!: Faith Goldy

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Expert Asserts That Tesla’s Electric Semi Will Totally Disrupt the Auto Industry: Futurism
WikiLeaks releases CIA manual on how to turn a Samsung TV into a secret microphone: DailyMail
5G Network Being Pushed on the Public with Zero Concern for Safety: Waking Times

Cornucopia

Harvard researchers uncover second parchment copy of Declaration of Independence, in England: Globe
Berkley Erases the Thin Blue Line–For the Folks: MOTUS
Real Snowflakes: GoComics

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QOTD: "A production society defines achievement in terms of production. A rationing society defines it in terms of control. In a rationing society, it is possible to starve amidst plenty because the rationers would rather see people starve, than lose control over them." --Sultan Knish

Friday, April 21, 2017

EXPOSED: The Left-Wing Media's Plot to Take Down the Trump Administration

By Roger Aronoff

The progressive media, and their left-wing allies, have been on an endless binge of Trump-bashing that began even before Donald Trump took office as president. This Trump derangement syndrome results from the fact that during the campaign, and later when he was elected, Trump took firm hold of the national debate and reshaped it in his image. But progressives have their own dueling national narrative, one which they are trying to reassert through the use of allegations of Russian collusion and through a war on "fake news."

BOMBSHELL: Obama CIA Head John Brennan Conspired With Foreign Spies to Interfere with 2016 Election

By Matthew Vadum

Although Russians may have aspired to influence the November election, the real election meddlers were Democrats in the Obama administration who conspired with foreign intelligence agencies against Donald Trump’s campaign, new media reports suggest.

The key player, we are learning, is the already infamous John O. Brennan but FBI Director James Comey also played a role. From January 2009 to March 2013, Brennan was Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and then Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from March 2013 until Obama’s last day as president.

George Neumayr explains at the American Spectator how pro-Islam, pro-Communist Brennan appears to have masterminded the operation.

Larwyn's Linx: Confirmed: John Brennan Colluded With Foreign Spies to Defeat Trump

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Confirmed: John Brennan Colluded With Foreign Spies to Defeat Trump: George Neumayr
Bombshell: Comey used Buzzfeed fake dossier to create Trump-Russia collusion case: Duran
Report- Mike Pence Negotiated Amendment To Healthcare Act: WZ

How MS-13, One of America’s Most Dangerous Gangs, is Funded: FoxBiz
20,000-strong MS-13 gang's legacy of murder, drugs and human trafficking: DailyMail
Report: MS-13 terrorizing NY families into taking illegal minors: Chris Pandolfo

Democrats, Don’t You Ever Change: Kurt Schlichter
Crowd at DNC ‘Unity Tour’ Boos Tom Perez… Again: NTK
Trump to Announce ‘Tremendous Things’ for Veterans Health Care: Fred Lucas

Pence Shows Up At Mosque And Speaks His Mind: Sierra Marlee
NJ Supreme Court Justice Doesn’t Want Immigration Law Enforced: RWN
‘DREAMER’ Repeatedly Molested 7-Year-Old Girl In North Carolina: IACR

Economy

The Problem No One in DC Wants to Talk About: Jon Gabriel
Texas vs. California Update for April 20, 2017: BattleSwarm
U.S. Treasury’s Mnuchin Says Will Unveil Tax Reform Plan ‘Very Soon’: OAN

Scandal Central

FBI Used Bogus Trump Dossier To Get FISA Judge To Allow Spying On Team Trump: Jeff Dunetz
Antifa Terrorist Who Beat and Bloodied Trump Supporter With Bike Lock Identified as Professor: GWP
Landmark Legal seeks surveillance answers from FISA: Chris Pandolfo

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Taliban Decry Environmental Impact of U.S. MOAB Explosion: Bridget Johnson
Pruitt: EPA no longer about killing off coal: John Siciliano

Media

Who’s Scarier, Kim Jong Un or Donald Trump?: John Hinderaker
O'Reilly not the left's real target: Rick Moran
MSNBC Firmly Condemns Trump for Referring to Paris Attack as Terrorism: Curtis Houck

"Security" is the New "Shut Up" (Again): Mark Steyn
NBC Fake Refugee FAIL: Faith Goldy
Journalism in the Doxing Era: Is Wikileaks Different from the New York Times?: Jack Goldsmith

World

First Transgender President: Trump Becomes Hillary: Fred
How North Korea gets its money: Georeen Tanner
GM Ceases Operation in Venezuela as Plant is Expropriated: Fox Business

PARIS: Islamic State claims responsibility after gunman kills police officer, wounds three others: BNI
Islamist Attacks on Holidays: Noah Beck
In Bid to Keep Citizens Safe, Germany Bans… Cayla the Talking Doll: Tammy Bruce

Euroland on Verge of Disintegration?: F. William Engdahl
Britain wants its guns back: Commentator
Maduro Arms Supporters, Having Confiscated Guns From Everyone Else: Dave Blount

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The Kekulé Problem: Where did language come from?: Cormac McCarthy
School-issued devices allow the Feds to spy on everything students have ever done: MassPrivateI
The Most Controversial DNA Test You’ve Never Heard Of: Josie Wales

Cornucopia

Anarchists: We gotta get better organized!: Sondrakistan
Here’s why Rush survived pressure on advertisers while O’Reilly didn’t: LI
Photos From An Awesome Evening At The White House: Sarah Palin

Image: Deadly Paris shooting could influence voters on eve of key French election
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QOTD: "Early on after the Times article I recognized that O’Reilly likely would not survive. The allegations were too serious, and the pressure tactics on advertisers were designed to work in just such a situation.

The use of organized attacks on advertisers will continue, and will be used against conservative personalities who are not accused of anything near what O’Reilly was accused of. There’s blood in the water now." --William A. Jacobson

Thursday, April 20, 2017

FAILED OBAMA LACKEY: It’s Quite Troubling President Trump Hasn’t Embraced "Smart Power"

By William Teach

Apparently, leading from behind is passe’:

The risks of the Trump administration hollowing out American leadership

On the surface, much of President Trump’s foreign policy seems to be reverting to the mainstream upon first contact with reality. Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s horrific use of chemical weapons produced a quick military response, applauded across partisan lines in Washington. Relations with Russia have settled to predictably adversarial depths. The administration is full of appropriately reassuring words about NATO, and the one-China policy was safely back in place for the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Senior national security appointments have been mostly traditionalist, with radical voices in retreat. In a Washington always impatient for sweeping judgments as a new administration wraps up its first 100 days, it is tempting to conclude that convention is ascendant.

Beneath the surface, however, lurk more troubling trend lines. Through policy incoherence and not-so-benign neglect, the Trump team risks hollowing out the ideas, initiative and institutions on which U.S. leadership and international order rest.

BOOM: Landmark Legal Files Brief With FISA Court Supporting a Full Investigation into Trump Surveillance

Thanks to Mark for shooting this over the transom:

UNITED STATES FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE COURT

IN RE UNKNOWN FOREIGN
INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE
COURT ORDERS

AMICUS CURIAE LANDMARK LEGAL FOUNDATION MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF ITS MOTION FOR EN BANC ORDER DIRECTING INVESTIGATION

Larwyn's Linx: What if We Don't Really Govern Ourselves?

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Nation

What if We Don't Really Govern Ourselves?: Andrew P. Napolitano
The Anti-Free Speech Movement: Frontpage
Anti-fascists can't even oppose fascists properly: Sterling Beard

Dems wonder: When does the winning begin?: Ed Morrissey
Chelsea Clinton’s cheerleading cult: Michelle Malkin
Democratic Senator Attacks Free College Tuition: Michael Sainato

Star Parker Went to Berkeley – What Happened Might Surprise You: BCN
Aspiring Pol Praises Communist Dictatorships for Getting a Handle on Obesity: RWN
After Her 2008 Primary Loss to Obama, Hillary Clinton Spied On Her Own Staff: Ace

Kelly says terror threat from southern border keeps him 'awake at night': Fox
Student Activists Denounce the Notion of Truth as Racist: RWN
Operation Gotham Shield 2017 HERP Drill: ERHC

Lexington and Concord: The Flame Remains Unlit: Bill Buppert
Who Will Make The Call?: Christian Mercenary
Florida Keys: Muslim who plotted to bomb beach-goers gets life in prison: Creeping

Economy

Ivy League Universities Received $42 Billion from Taxpayers Over Last 6 Years: HeatSt
Tougher H-1B visa rules could benefit Seattle-area tech companies: Rachel Lerman
The $80,000 entry-level tech job American students are mostly ignoring: Bryan Clark

Scandal Central

Left Prepares For War After Berkeley Beat Down: “Combat Training, Better Equipment, Guns…”: Mac Slavo
MSNBC “counterterror expert” calls for Islamic State jihad bombing of Trump property: JihadWatch
Report: U.S. Border Officials Suspected of Working with Drug Smugglers: Breitbart

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Your Choice: A Green America, or a Brown One: Coulter

Media

Bill O'Reilly out at Fox News: Eddie Scarry
O'Reilly Hit With Sex Harass Suit: TSG
UC Berkeley Bans Ann Coulter – But She Plans to Speak Anyway!: Breitbart

Target boycott reaches another milestone: Chris Woodward
U Alaska art exhibition displays Trump’s severed head: CampusReform
The media’s ‘stealth’ Chelsea Clinton PR campaign really does seem weird: Twitchy

Inside Every Utopia Is a Dystopia: John Crowley
Authors of Clinton’s Campaign Tell-All “Hillary Never Saw Trump Win Coming.”: Wow!
White House Press Conference Interrupted: RWN

World

Trump May Re-Impose All Sanctions on Iran, Dismantle Nuke Deal as Iran Terror Network Grows: Adam Kredo
Strangers on a Train, Italian Style: GoV
French police find bombs, make arrests over 'planned presidential election attack': France24

Socialist Venezuelan Leader Arming Supporters After Outlawing, Confiscating Civilian Guns: WFB
U.S. Missile Defense System May Not Work, Say Experts: Ken Dilanian
Muslim receiving cancer treatment in Israel arrested smuggling explosives from Gaza: Robert Spencer

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Facebook goes virtual: Firm unveils VR and AR software: DailyMail
Engineering the Perfect Astronaut: TechReview
New Report: The Future Of The Internet Of Things and Your Privacy: Austin Fracchia

Cornucopia

Groundbreaking Hunt for Jesus' Descendants Announced: Stoyan Zaimov
Wounded veteran carries woman across finish line at Boston Marathon: ABC-7
Bill O’Reilly: This Is Your Life. Don’t Be a Pinhead.: MOTUS

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QOTD:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

JAW-DROPPING: Coal's Colossal Comeback

By Stephen Moore

Buried in an otherwise-humdrum jobs report was the jaw-dropping pronouncement by the Department of Labor that mining jobs in America were up by 11,000 in March. Since the low point in October 2016, and following years of painful layoffs in the mining industry, the mining sector has added 35,000 jobs.

What a turnaround. Liberals have been saying that Donald Trump was lying to the American people when he said that he could bring coal jobs back. Well, so far, he has delivered on his promise.

There's more good news for the coal industry.

GRIM MILESTONE: New York Attorney General Orders Cities to... Break Federal Law

By Judicial Watch

Weeks after the chief law enforcement official in New York State issued “legal guidance” to help municipalities provide sanctuary for illegal immigrants, nearly a dozen have followed through with the attorney general’s order to skirt federal law. The goal, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, is to provide local governments with a tool to “protect their immigrant communities, regardless of new federal enforcement practices.” Those that have followed Schneiderman’s directive range from sleepy towns like Newburgh to larger cities such as Rochester as well as Albany, the state capital.

Larwyn's Linx: Political Violence is Here — Now the Question is, Who Can Do it Better?

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Political Violence is Here — Now the Question is, Who Can Do it Better?: Mike Cernovich
The Seductive Appeal of the "Nazi Exception": Ken White
Democrats Pour Millions Into Special Election In Georgia and Still Fail: Lookout

President Trump Directs AG Sessions To Target MS13 Criminal Gangs: Treehouse
Inside the Hillary Hindenburg: Mike Allen
Glamorization of Transsexual Derangement Ruins Young Lives: RWN

Suspect in Fresno shooting spree killing 3 shouts 'Allahu Akbar' when arrested: Troy Pope
FBI Investigating Radical Terrorists in All 50 States as Threats Hit Peak: Adam Kredo
Washington: Muslim who killed 5 in deadly mall shooting hangs himself in jail: Creeping

DOJ Gives Lois Lerner Some Very Bad News: RWN
Texas: Iraqi jihadist Obama DOJ refused to prosecute now missing: Creeping
Bummer:#CalExit backers end current secession plans: LI

Economy

Trump will sign executive order reviewing H-1B immigration visas: Tony Romm

Scandal Central

Book: Hillary’s Sneaky Email Server Practices Began Earlier Than Initially Thought: Chuck Ross
Schedule Your Photo Op Arrest With Otherwise Useless Berkeley Police: MB
Nevada DMV Told Employees To Register Non-Citizens To Vote: DC

Media

The Associated Press Won’t Report What a Killer Actually Said: Erick Erickson
Tip From Alert McDonald's Worker Led Officers to Facebook Killing Suspect: NBC-4
United Blew It, but End the Passenger’s Pity Party: Michael Fumento

Media Research Center Scalps Elizabeth Warren: TruePundit
Fox News host has advice for Muslims: Samantha Chang
The People's President: DailyMail

World

Who Lost Turkey? (Revisited): Mark Steyn
A Deep and Abiding Hate: Raymond Ibrahim
If 'Terror Knows No Religion' Where Is All The Christian/Jewish Terrorism?: Benny Huang

Germany: Culture-Enricher Sedates and Then Rapes Hospital Patient: GoV
Rotterdam Allows Pro-Hamas Conference, Blocks Anti-Hamas Protest: IPT
European Department for Security and Information: "ISIS Leader Baghdadi Allegedly arrested".: MFS-TON

Statists Always Turn To The Disarmament Of The Innocent And The Arming Of Their Allies: Herschel Smith
'IS' in talks with al Qaeda on 'possible alliance' - report: DW
Russia unveils its new Arctic military base housing nuclear-ready warplanes: DailyMail

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Mike Huckabee Just Unleashed on Comcast in a Twitter Storm We All Can Relate To: Jenni Fink
Hole accidentally cut in U.K. museum floor reveals stairs to hidden tomb of five archbishops: Harry Mount
The Caribbean treasure map made from space: DailyMail

Cornucopia

Kevin O'Brien: WeaponsMan
Communism for Kids with Armpit Hair: new book from MIT: Cube
Aaron Hernandez Kills Himself In Prison, Officials Say: CBS Boston

Image: Trump’s missing ‘armada’ finally heading to Korea — and may stay a while
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QOTD: "The fundamental problem is not Turkish democracy, but Turkish demography. Whether or not demography is always destiny, it certainly is in a democratic age. You can have a functioning democracy in a relatively homogeneous society in which parties compete over tax policy and health care. But, when a nation is divided into two groups with fundamentally opposing views of what that society is or should be, then democracy becomes tribal, and the size of the tribe determines the outcome." --Mark Steyn

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

ANALYSIS: What Would Actually Happen If North Korea’s Kim Jong-un Launched A Nuclear Attack

By Ryan Pickrell

For years, the world had heard warnings, but most doubted the day would ever come. Most fall before allied defenses, but one missile finds its mark — it’s the one that matters most. In a flash, hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people perish.

Would North Korea fire off a nuclear weapon? No one knows for certain, but what we do know is that the above scenario is exactly what an aggressive and increasingly-powerful North Korea has been threatening for decades. While the reclusive regime may have previously lacked the necessary weaponry, the North now has the kind of capabilities to turn at least some of its threats into promises.

HANDY COMPARISON CHART: The Income Tax Then... and Now

By ATR

As Americans finish yet another tax filing season, let’s take a look at the 104-year history of the income tax:

  • In 1913 the top marginal income tax bracket was 7% -- today it is 39.6%. 
  • In 1913 the marginal income tax bracket range was 1% - 7%. Today the range is 10% - 39.6%.
  • In 1913 there were 400 pages in the tax code. Today there are 74,608 pages in the code.
  • In 1913 the family standard deduction was $98,425.45 in today’s dollars. The family standard deduction now is just $12,600.
  • When the income tax started in 1913, only 358,000 Americans had to file a 1040. Today 148,606,578 Americans file 1040s.

INFOGRAPHIC: What the Sanctuary State of California Really Spends on Illegal Immigration

Stunning:

Larwyn's Linx: Backlash: Alleged "Antifascist" Rioters Are Finally Met By Counter-Rioters

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Nation

Backlash: Alleged "Antifascist" Rioters Are Finally Met By Counter-Rioters: Ace
Free Speech Dies in Berkeley: Daniel Greenfield
Constitution Series: The Electoral College and the Selection of the President: Tennessee Star

Pence Went To The DMZ Just To Stare Down N. Korean Soldiers: DC
Trump juggles the foreign policy balls Obama dropped: Claudia Rosett
“Good Leak”: Chris Matthews Invites IRS to Reveal Trump Audit Status: LI

Levin: The GOP doesn't fight! They never charge the hill! : Phil Shiver
The Republican Congress Must Get Its Act Together Now!: Roger L. Simon
Elizabeth Warren is Tailoring her College Experience to Appease the Far Left: NTK

Lawyer: FGM on girls was part of Muslim doctor’s Islamic ‘religious practice’: Creeping
Nashville area one of top 20 places in US where girls are at risk for FGM: Robert Spencer
Jihad in South Dakota – Muslims Threaten, Officials Do Nothing: UTT

Scandal Central

George Soros Funds Over 200 US Organizations - Here's the List: Washington Standard
How Federal Agencies Keep Americans in the Dark About Crime Statistics: Breitbart
Terror Experts ‘Very Concerned’ About Sen. Warren Aide and His Radical Mosque: Paul Sperry (12/16)

Climate, Energy & Regulations

China Ready To Cut Oil Supplies To North Korea: OilPrice.com

Media

Liberal Pollster Does What Liberal Pollsters Do: He Lies: Ace
Former Obama Aides Blast Barack for Leaving a ‘More Dangerous World’: Hannity
Media Is Desperate for a Scalp, and Bannon’s Will Do: EIB

World

Exclusive: £6.6m linked to death of lawyer 'traced to Russian firm's UK account': Telegraph
Syrian defector: Of course Assad kept hundreds of tons of chemical weapons: Hot Air
Syria: Sunnis murder 126 people, wound 55 in bomb attack targeting Shi’ite evacuees: Robert Spencer

7,000 Africans made it to Europe over the Easter weekend: RRW
The ‘manufactured refugee crisis’ revealed: WND
North Korea Snubbed Chinese Diplomats: Bloomberg

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

A Robot Took My Job – Was It a Robot or AI?: William Vorhies
Starship Enterprise: The Extended Mission: Air & Space
A Real Hacker's IDE: Hackaday

Cornucopia

A New WMD: Ace
There’s nothing worse than a chick that won’t let go: Retort
Flags and Swags and Weaponized Eggs: MOTUS

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QOTD:

Monday, April 17, 2017

3 Articles About Trump Legacy Media are Censoring

But I'm sure their omissions are purely accidental.

3. Why Trump Makes This Factory Owner Giddy
Drew Greenblatt is a small business owner: his company, Marlin Steel Wire Products, employs 30 people to make precision baskets used on factory floors, and generates $6 million in annual revenue. David Greenblatt is happy, which is why you won't see this story reported by vintage media.

THE END: Erdogan’s Victory May Mean Europe’s Demise

By Abigail R. Esman

Over lunch in Istanbul last week, a friend and I spoke about the upcoming Turkish referendum. "Many European Turks are likely to vote 'yes,'" I cautioned my friend, whom I knew was planning to vote 'no,' or against the measure to grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unlimited powers. A "yes" vote, by contrast, would end the democratic parliamentary government established by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the republic, and in the eyes of most Western leaders, establish Erdogan as the Muslim world's newest dictator.

Larwyn's Linx: The thin line separating Wellesley Editorial And Berkeley Street Fighting

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Nation

The thin line separating Wellesley Editorial And Berkeley Street Fighting: LI
Obama-era Surveillance Timeline: Sharyl Attkisson
"Grassroots" Protests Organized with Help From Podesta’s Center for American Progress: LI

Cleveland cops hunt for man who broadcast fatal shooting on Facebook Live: NYDN
Anonymous Vandal Calls for Beheading, Lynching of Berkeley College Republicans: HeatSt
Relax: Muslim Trucker Who Posted Jihad Material to be “Deradicalized”: Robert Spencer

Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas’ Warren Very Sad Mitch McConnell Won’t Say Hello: Jeff Dunetz
The sordid case behind Jared Kushner's grudge against Chris Christie: Byron York
McCain: ‘I Hope’ Trump Succumbs to D.C. Establishment: Kathryn Blackhurst

Economy

Does America need a border wall with Mexico?: Dan Stein
March Jobs: Households and Companies Diverge: Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Experts Warn as Vermont Health Connect moves to shut down: Emma Lamberton

Scandal Central

British Role Confirmed in Trump Spying Scandal: Cliff Kincaid
Cops accused of hanging back from Berkeley Trump protests: DailyMail
While VA Boasted Of 20-Person Transgender Program, 100,000 Vets Lacked ‘Safe’ Care: DC

Media

Stephanopoulos: Media Shouldn’t Give Air Time to Politicians Who Won’t 'Accept Reality’: Kristine Marsh
Putin and the MSM just learned a painful lesson ... Trump played them like a fiddle: Jordan Schachtel
NBC Announcer Calls US Flag and Air Force Flyover "Political" Stunt to be "Kept Out of Sports": GWP

NY Times Really Wants President Trump To Stop Being Mean To North Korea: RWN
Recall Hillary's Seance: Paul Mirengoff
2014: Thomas Friedman’s New York Times Colleagues Call Him an ‘Embarrassment': Algemeiner

World

Israel’s Amazing World Rankings : Israpundit
Turkey's Dictator President Wins Sweeping Powers in Cliffhanger Vote: Stratfor
Hundreds mourn bombing victims at Egypt church: Michael Edison Hayden

Obama and Hillary "Liberated" Libya from an "Evil" Dictator. Now It's Openly Trading Slaves: Carey Wedler
Who Will Talk About Iran’s War Crimes in Syria?: Benjamin T. Decker
Kim's plan to kidnap Western tourists from South Korea to hold as hostages: DailyMail

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Facebook's Instant Articles promised to transform journalism — but now big publishers are fleeing: Casey Newton
Massive spider with 'red fangs' discovered in Mexican cave : Mark Molloy
Why AI will both increase efficiency and create jobs: Sarah K. White

Cornucopia

Robert Goodwin Sr. Gofundme page set up: FAM
Meet Billions' Asia Kate Dillon, TV's First Non-Binary Star: Carolyn L. Todd
Adidas’s Secret Weapon In The Sneaker Wars: Fastcodesign

Image: Pence tells North Korea not to test American resolve, offering Syria and Afghanistan strikes as examples
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QOTD: "The president and his military team are aware of North Korea’s most recent unsuccessful missile launch. The president has no further comment." --Gen. James R. Mattis