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The media is currently worked up over the Epidemic of Rape in the Military. For example, here's a representative op-ed in the NYT:
By KIRBY DICK
JUNE 3, 2013
LOS ANGELES — THE Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing today on sexual assault in the military. This comes after months of revelations of rapes and other violent attacks at military bases and academies. ...
A grassroots GOP rebellion is long overdue, so we can hope.
The National Journal reports Mounting Signs of GOP Rebellion Against Immigration Reform, (By Beth Reinhard, July 7, 2013).
It's about the House’s resistance to Obama’s unconstitutional Administrative Amnesty:
Arguments Against Rector/Richwine Paper Say Amnesty Wouldn't Cost $6.3 Trillion—Because Illegal Immigrants Will Cost That Anyway!
Critics of the Heritage Foundation Report by Robert Rector and Jason Richwine are saying that it's "flawed" because its estimate that Amnesty will cost 6.3 TRILLION dollars is wrong. Unfortunately for them, the reason they advance is that illegals are going to cost us that anyway, under the no-enforcement status quo.
Here's part of Mickey Kaus's Handy U-Print-It Pocket Guide: Why S.744′s a Fraud
"Paranoia": Why Go To All The Trouble Of Watergate Break-Ins When You Can Just Have Big Data Companies Spy On Them?
From the Washington Post:
The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post.
The program, code-named PRISM, has not been made public until now. It may be the first of its kind. The NSA prides itself on stealing secrets and breaking codes, and it is accustomed to corporate partnerships that help it divert data traffic or sidestep barriers. But there has never been a Google or Facebook before, and it is unlikely that there are richer troves of valuable intelligence than the ones in Silicon Valley.
If document requiring company to submit phone records for millions of Americans is authentic, it would be the broadest surveillance order known to date.
Equally unusual is the way the NSA extracts what it wants, according to the document: “Collection directly from the servers of these U.S. Service Providers: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.”
As I've been admitting for over a decade, I used to laugh back in the 1990s when the president of France would complain about the "Anglo-Saxon powers" listening in to his phone calls via Echelon. Of course, as it turns out, the president of France is seldom an idiot and employs people in his intelligence services who are indeed intelligent.
The Anglo-Saxon wiretapping cabal goes back to the famous Ultra project of WWII. It's been a big deal
The relationship between Hispanic immigration and the housing bubble and bust of the last decade is one of those things you aren't supposed to think about ... unless you are the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and then your attitude is: Let's Do It Again!
From the New York Times:
REAL ESTATE | MORTGAGES
As an alumnus and over interested-follower of Notre Dame sports and football in particular, I think you more or less get it right.
I would highlight the fact Notre Dame is emulating the Duke basketball model on the football field.
A leading academic in the human sciences writes:
Steve, I am putting together a syllabus for my course next semester. I plan to use blogs a lot. I am writing to ask if you have a recommendation for a blog like yours from the other side of the fence. There are a number I have found that are full of snark and nastiness, and I want to avoid such.
Good question. I'd love to read a blog like mine from the other side of the fence.
You don't think they're capable of it?
Breitbart.com makes a very valid point today: Mainstream Media Fail to Break Even One of Four Obama Scandals
Well, if it is Thursday, there must be a new Obama scandal. But …whatever that scandal is, you can bet the American mainstream media will be playing catch up and not carrying the glory of breaking a story about a major White House scandal...
This is true enough and not surprising. But more important is Breitbart’s pointing out
…our pathetic, American, lapdog mainstream media is not responsible
John Hinderaker has an excellent piece on a dangerous compromise Rubio may be making with Senator Cornyn. Hinderaker says a source said:
H/T One Old Vet
The financial blog ZeroHedge flourishes by being more alert and less politically correct than the MSM – like The Drudge Report in better days.
From it I have become aware of the appalling impending student loan crisis as I discussed in Gang Bill Response To Record Student Loan Defaults And Youth Unemployment: Flood Their Market!
Yesterday ZeroHedge supplied what ought to be a lethal news item for the immigration acceleration aspect of the Gang Bill: Hourly Compensation Crashes Most Ever, Labor Costs Drops By Most In 4 Years, Manufacturing Compensation Plummets By 7% By Tyler Durden 06/05/2013
So much for the thesis of declining labor slack and rising labor leverage. Moments ag
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I realize that American college sports are a baffling topic for my foreign readers who make up a big fraction of my overnight audience. American college sports conferences are thus a particularly arcane subject, but they are actually of interest from a demographic / real estate investing perspective regarding which regions are likely long-term winners or losers.
Thus, this comment from long time reader "Drunk Idiot" about what he was told about why the University of Notre Dame is aligning itself with the Atlantic Coast Conference, which is centered in the South Atlantic states (e.g., the ACC's most recent football champion is Florida State, 920 miles southeast of Notre Dame), is of broader interest.
It's related to the firing of the president of Ohio State I noted earlier this week, but also says a lot about a Catholic institution with an impressive track record of betting right's view of very long term trends in the U.S.
Mexican diplomats meddle openly in U.S. immigration policy, while our own leaders do nothing to stop them.
So they continue to get away with it.
A new Mexican consul has arrived to his post in Dallas, and guess what he's talking about?
This week, the new top Mexican consul José Octavio Tripp arrived in Dallas, a region ranking among the top five for the Mexican government in a country where 11 percent of the population traces origins back to Mexico.
Complaint filed over Jones's discriminatory and biased comments
BY JORDAN SMITH, 1:50PM, TUE. JUN. 4
A complaint filed today by several civil rights groups, including one funded entirely by the government of Mexico, alleges that federal Judge Edith Jones has violated her duty to be impartial and damaged the public's confidence in the judiciary, in statements she made in a public lecture – including that blacks and Hispanics are more violent.
Indeed, Jones also said that a death sentence provides a public service by allowing an inmate to "make peace with God."
Jones, who sits on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals – based in New Orleans, its jurisdiction includes Texas – made numerous offensive and biased comments during a February lecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, according to the complaint filed pursuant to the federal Judicial Conduct and Disability Act. The complaint, filed by the Texas Civil Rights Project, Austin NAACP, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and the Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program (among others) alleges that during her talk – billed as "Federal Death Penalty Review with Judge Edith Jones (5th Cir.)" – Jones violated a number of canons of the code of conduct for federal judges.
The lecture was not recorded, but witnesses recalled a number of Jones' controversial statements. The views she expressed included not only that minorities are responsible for more violent crime than are whites, but also that claims by death row inmates that racism or arbitrariness infected their prosecutions, or that they are actually innocent or even mentally retarded, are merely "red herrings," according to those who attended the lecture. She told the law students and other attendees that she thought the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling outlawing the death penalty for the mentally retarded did intellectually disabled individuals a disservice, and that to create such an exemption from execution was a "slippery slope,"
A headline in Slate about the hunt-for-Osama movie Zero Dark Thirty: