Israel Four year old Daniel Tragerman killed by Hamas rocket fire…media silent

The mainstream media continues to breathlessly parrot Hamas’s propaganda about Israel targeting civilians, despite the fact that Hamas routinely uses civilians as human shields.  However, with the news a 4-year-old Israeli boy’s death at the hands of Hamas, the media is totally silent.

from Arutz Sheva:

Four year-old Daniel Tragerman, hy”d, the victim of Friday’s mortar fire on Kibbutz Nahal Oz, was laid to rest Sunday morning at the Hevel Shalom cemetery in the Eshkol Region.

Daniel’s mother Gila eulogized him.

"I do not understand what’s going on at all, sweetie," Gila stated. "I cannot believe I’m here to say goodbye."

"We were the happiest family in the world and I do not accept this," she added. "My Daniel, we want to thank you for teaching us to love, to smile, and for giving us many moments of joy in such a short time. You’re smart, sensitive, beautiful."

"I find comfort in that you were a child who was loved, and who was happy, until his last moments," she continued. "We wanted to protect you, but even the ‘code red’ siren did not protect us."

"God in heaven, strengthen us, give us the strength to continue," she concluded. "We left you your Spiderman costume you loved so much […] we don’t want to say goodbye."

President Reuven Rivlin also spoke at the funeral, and carried Daniel’s casket.

"[Daniel] has paid the price of living in Israel in blood," Rivlin stated, addressing Daniel’s parents. "No one has the right to require you to stay here, but we assure you that you are not alone."

Daniel was reportedly at home when the shell was fired Friday, directly hitting a car that was parked near the home. Unfortunately, Daniel did not have enough time to reach a secure area and was hit by shrapnel.

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Let’s check the major news sources in the US to see if they are covering the story. 

CNN?

Nope.

NBC?

Nope.

CBS?

Nope.

MSNBC?

Nope.

New York Times?

Nope.

NPR?

Nope.

Politico?

Nope.

Crickets from the mainstream media.  And why?  Because a dead Israeli four year old doesn’t fit their narrative of Israel being an oppressor. 

TSA lied about allowing illegal aliens to fly on commercial airliners without valid identification

We reported a few months ago that the TSA was allowing illegal aliens to fly on commercial airliners without a valid photo ID.  There was some controversy following this story as the TSA spokesperson flatly denied the accusation on Twitter. 

The truth is now out: the story was correct all along, and the TSA lied to cover it up.

from Breitbart:

A new letter from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) admits that illegal aliens were being allowed to board planes using Notice to Appear forms received after entering the U.S. illegally. The revelation directly contradicts a TSA statement last month denying such allegations to various media outlets, including Breitbart News. In July Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby broke the news that the TSA was letting illegal aliens board planes using Notice to Appear forms; subsequently, a TSA spokesperson publicly attacked Darby on Twitter, insisting that his report was “completely wrong.”

The newly-surfaced TSA letter was penned on August 7, according to the Gateway Pundit. It was reportedly sent from the TSA to Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX), a member of the Border Security Caucus. The letter confirms that illegal aliens are being allowed to board planes using a Notice to Appear form (also known as I-862), as Darby revealed in July.

Hector Garza, a spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) told Darby that Notice to Appear forms can “easily be reproduced or manipulated on any home computer. The Notice to Appear form has no photo, anyone can make one and manipulate one. They do not have any security features, no watermark, nothing. They are simply printed on standard copy paper based on the information the illegal alien says is the truth.”

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This is yet another case of the Obama administration violating their own laws and regulations and lying to the American people to cover it up.

Muslim woman protests pro-bacon sign; local restaurant removes the display

Here’s the deal:

I love bacon.

If anyone is offended by that statement, I simply do not care.  

Apparently, that’s not the way things work in Vermont.

from WPTZ:

A sign on a lamp post at the bottom of the Winooski Circle displayed the words “Yield Sneakers Bacon” until Friday morning. The bistro owners took it down.

It got there as part of “Operation Bloom.”

A city program put it in place to keep its flower beds beautiful. If businesses do some gardening they can post an advertisement where they do it, but the word “bacon” on the Sneakers Bistro sign started a discussion about diversity on the Winooski Front Porch Forum.

It started with a post from one woman who wrote that the sign was insensitive to those who do not consume pork. She said as a Muslim she is personally offended by it.

The owners of Sneakers spoke to WPTZ. They say they’ve reached out to the individual who made the post and proactively took the sign down. They also say they regret any harm caused by the sign, and that their goal was never to cause stress or bad feelings.

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At least this was all voluntary.  If this business owner wants to be a total wimp and cave to intolerant bullying, that’s fine.  However, the whole ordeal is frustrating to watch from afar.  

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go eat some delicious, delicious bacon….which is a kind of pork…which is made from a pig…a dead pig….a delicious dead pig. 

VIDEO: Dr. Ben Carson and Jesse Jackson debate each other over racial issues in Ferguson

This is an excellent side-by-side comparison of the best kind of personal character next to the worst kind of race-hustler.

Carson, as usual, is articulate, respectful, and well thought out while Jackson simply tries to stir the pot and provoke racial animosity. 

here’s the video:

Notice Jackson cites Rosa Parks as if she were a parallel to Michael Brown.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Rosa Parks’s crime was that she sat on a bus.  Michael Brown robbed a QuikTrip. 

The fact of the matters is that we still don’t know the facts of the matter surrounding the death of Michael Brown.  There is no evidence whatsoever that the police officer shot Michael Brown in cold blood.  If that evidence should surface, the police officer should be charged with murder; but that evidence is nowhere to be found at this point. He is innocent until proven guilty, but race hustlers like Jesse Jackson want to try him in the court of public opinion and treat him as though he were guilty until proven innocent.  

This has been our refrain from the beginning of the Ferguson controversy: stick to the facts.  Stay principled.  Don’t get sucked into the media hype or the race-baiting narrative. 

SURPRISE! Chicago crime rates drop sharply after concealed carry permits issued

Well, well, well! Chicago politicians try so hard to keep their crime rates up, but the Constitution keeps getting in the way.  After winning some key court battles, the newly armed citizens of Chicago have driven the violent city’s crime rate down dramatically.

from Washington Times:

Since Illinois started granting concealed carry permits this year, the number of robberies that have led to arrests in Chicago has declined 20 percent from last year, according to police department statistics. Reports of burglary and motor vehicle theft are down 20 percent and 26 percent, respectively. In the first quarter, the city’s homicide rate was at a 56-year low.

“It isn’t any coincidence crime rates started to go down when concealed carry was permitted. Just the idea that the criminals don’t know who’s armed and who isn’t has a deterrence effect,” said Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association. “The police department hasn’t changed a single tactic — they haven’t announced a shift in policy or of course — and yet you have these incredible numbers.”

As of July 29 the state had 83,183 applications for concealed carry and had issued 68,549 licenses. By the end of the year, Mr. Pearson estimates, 100,000 Illinois citizens will be packing.

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America doesn’t need militarized police; it needs an armed citizenry.

While Obama vacations, Rand Paul uses his medical skills for others

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Let me state, for the record, that there’s nothing wrong with anyone, including the president, going on vacation. When we criticize Obama for it, it’s usually because of the frequency of the vacations or the expense of the vacations or the lavishness of the vacations or the timing of the vacations, etc (although, a case could be made that we’d be a lot better off if Obama would vacation more and govern less, but I digress). But while Obama plays his (almost) 200th round of golf since being president, Rand Paul is in Guatemala, performing eye surgery on children who need it.

From NRO:

President Barack Obama is spending his vacation golfing on Martha’s Vineyard. Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending her vacation in the habitual Clintonian mode, making a vulgar spectacle of herself in the Hamptons. Joe Biden, not that anybody cares, is off to Grand Teton.

Senator Rand Paul, on the other hand, is spending his vacation in Guatemala, performing eye surgeries on poor children who need care. (Eliana Johnson wrote about the trip here.) As the Washington Post points out, this is not a new thing for the senator-surgeon; on this trip, he saw two patients he’d first treated 15 years ago.

For once, the Washingtonian term “optics” is entirely apt.

Senator Paul will come out of his vacation looking pretty good. Given the political class’s endless appetite for self-serving theater, I found myself wondering why President Obama, Mrs. Clinton, or Vice President Biden did not choose to spend their vacations in a similar way, offering to put their skills and abilities to use on behalf of others. And then I realized that this was a deeply stupid question on my part.

What the hell would they do?

Unlike Senator Paul, neither the president nor the vice president nor the former secretary of state has anything that one might describe as a useful skill. That’s not quite right: They have skills that are useful … to themselves. As for skills that are useful to other people — you’d be hard pressed to think of one.

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It is refreshing to see that there are politicians who have worked for something, achieved it and are now helping others.

British rapper suspect in beheading of journalist James Foley

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According to reports, a British rapper, known as “L Jinny”, might be responsible for the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley.

From the NY Post:

A British rapper whose father is awaiting trial in Manhattan for a pair of US embassy bombings is a leading suspect in the barbaric beheading of American journalist James Foley, it was revealed on Friday.

Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary — who recently tweeted a photo of himself holding up a severed head — was among three Brits identified as possibly being the masked killer known as “John the Beatle.”

Bary, 24, is the son of an Egyptian-born militant who is awaiting trial on terror charges tied to the deadly 1998 bombings of embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

…A dozen American counterterrorism experts are expected to fly to the UK “within days” to help identify Foley’s killer, Britain’s Daily Mail reported.

Former hostages held by ISIS have said he is one of several jihadists they nicknamed “the Beatles” due to their British accents, with two of his cronies referred to as “George” and “Ringo.”

Bary, who went to Syria last year to fight in its bloody civil war, has a build, skin tone and ­accent all similar to those of “John,” according to The Telegraph.

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As we recently reported, ISIS has very little trouble recruiting members from Europe. Let’s hope that trend quickly comes to an end.

The rise of European antisemitism: Chants of 'Jews to the gas' heard in Germany

Regardless of your feelings of the current dispute between Israel and Hamas, it is important that we remember not to hate a race or nationality for simply being that race or nationality. It’s not only ludicrous to do this, it’s dangerous.

On the one hand, it is completely unsurprising that Europe has become a swamp of anti-Jewish hostility. It is, after all, Europe. Anti-Jewish hostility has been its metier for centuries. (Yes, the locus of much anti-Jewish activity today is within Europe’s large Muslim-immigrant population; but the young men who threaten their Jewish neighbors draw on the language and traditions of European anti-Semitism as much as they do on Muslim modes of anti-Semitic thought.)

On the other hand, the intensity, and velocity, of anti-Jewish invective — and actual anti-Jewish thuggery — has surprised even Eurocynics such as myself. “Jews to the gas,” a chant heard at rallies in Germany, still has the capacity to shock. So do images of besieged synagogues and looted stores. And testimony from harassed rabbis and frightened Jewish children.

Only in California: SWAT team responds to man openly carrying….an umbrella

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Sheesh. California is not an “open carry” state when it comes to firearms or umbrellas, apparently. That’s right, the SWAT team recently responded to reports of a man walking around the campus of Cal-State University San Marcos carrying a rifle. Well that “rifle” turned out to be an umbrella (you know, po-TAY-toh, po-TAH-toh). This is what happens when you train people to be scared of everything, especially weapons.

From Guns.com (H/T: WZ)

A SWAT team on the campus of California State University San Marcos surrounded a staff member equipped with protective rain gear this week.

The incident, which occurred early Wednesday morning, was prompted by a call to the San Diego County Sheriff’s office of a bald white male, wearing a black shirt and jeans and walking across campus carrying a rifle. This resulted in a shelter-in place order for some 400 staff and students going through orientation before the start of the fall session. Rapidly, facility and classmates banded together to barricade doors with tables and chairs, expecting the worst.

The situation resolved itself after 30 minutes when an umbrella-bearing teacher figured out he matched the description of the alleged gunman and surrendered to law enforcement.

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Was it an assault umbrella? That’s what I want to know. And why did he need that umbrella? It looks like the rain had already stopped.

I wonder if Ryan J. Reilly is the one who made the initial phone call…. #CanAnyoneConfirm

Great. Obamacare is even ruining baseball now.

This is kind of funny and kind of sad. Whether you like it or not, Obamacare ruins everything.

The tarp flop resulted in a highly unusual ruling by Major League Baseball officials to uphold a protest by the San Francisco Giants, the Cubs’ opponent that night.

It was the first successful protest by a Major League baseball team since 1986.

The tarp fiasco was caused in part because the Cubs grounds crew is short-staffed this year. The short-staffing situation has in turn been caused by the decision by Cubs management to keep the seasonal workers who maintain the field working fewer than 130 hours each month.

Anyone who works over 130 hours each month is defined as a full-time employee under the 2010 Affordable Care Act and is thus eligible for certain benefits.

Thousands of European teens travel to Iraq and Syria to join ISIS, including 13 year old Belgian boy

I have heard several people wonder out loud why ISIS publicizes its brutal acts of violence.  The terrorist group in Iraq and Syria routinely publishes photos and videos of crucifixions and beheadings on social media. 

The answer: it’s recruiting propaganda for islamic extremists the world over – and it’s working. 

from Daily Mail:

Clutching an AK-47 and pointing to the sky, this 13-year-old schoolboy is believed to be ISIS’ youngest jihadist and has joined a 5,000-strong army of European teenagers in Syria.
Younes Abaaoud, from Belgium, followed his older brother to the front line and is believed be among dozens of child-fighters in the war zone from Europe.

A series of images of the schoolboy posing with various weapons came weeks after the seven-year-old son of Australian terrorist Khaled Sharrouf was pictured in Syria holding a decapitated head.

Brussels-born Younes is said to have travelled to Syria with his brother Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, earlier this year.

Britain has among the highest number of extremists fighting for ISIS - at least 500 - but Belgium has the highest proportion based on its population.

The Lowland country’s security services said earlier this year that between 4,000 and 5,000 teenagers with EU passports may have left their home countries for Syria.

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It’s not just Europeans flocking to join ISIS. Thus far, at least 70 blood-thirsty American Muslim extremists have travelled to Iraq and Syria as well. 

Too bad to check: Westboro cult vows to travel to Iraq to protest ISIS

They call themselves “Westboro Baptist Church,” but I refuse to refer to them using the words Baptist or church because they are neither of these things.  They are a cult and a hate group, and it really isn’t more complicated than than. 

The Westboro cult was recently challenged by British talk show host Adam Hills to protest someone who actually is an affront to Christians: ISIS, who beheads and crucifies Iraqi and Syrian Christian men, women, and children in the streets. 

Here’s the clip from Hills’s show (PROFANITY WARNING…there are some f-bombs in here):

Shortly after the show aired, the Westboro cult accepted Hills’s offer via Twitter:

If this actually happens, you’re going to be hearing about these people on the Darwin Awards.

Hamas rockets strike synagogue in Israel

Executing their own people in the streets, hiding their military headquarters under a civilian hospital, targeting civilians at synagogue.  Still think Hamas are the good guys?

from Arutz Sheva:

A rocket fired by terrorists in Gaza has caused considerable damage to a synagogue in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod.

Paramedics from the United Hatzalah and Magen David Adom emergency organizations rushed to the scene, after a massive explosion was heard. Three people were injured and have been evacuated for further medical treatment after receiving first aid.

Medical sources described two of the victims as males, aged 25 and 26, who suffered shrapnel injuries to their extremities. They have been evacuated to the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot.

The third victim, a 40-year-old woman, suffered injuries to her torso, and has been evacuated to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.

Several others were treated at the scene for shock.

The rocket strike in Ashdod is the latest in a barrage of some 40 rockets fired from Gaza Friday.

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Hamas targets civilians where they worship and hides behind their own civilians while they worship.  

Hamas executes 18 Palestinian “collaborators” with Israel outside mosque in front of worshipers

Just in case you were still wondering, the answer is yes: Hamas and ISIS are two branches of the same evil tree. 

from Reuters:

Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, a day after Israeli forces killed three Hamas commanders, the highest-ranking militants to die in the six-week war.

Militants wearing masks and dressed in black gunned down seven of those condemned, whose faces were covered and hands bound, in front of worshippers emerging from the Omari mosque on Palestine Square, in the first public executions in the enclave since the 1990s.

A further 11 were killed at an abandoned police station near Gaza City, Hamas security officials said. Two bodies were seen being loaded onto an ambulance before Reuters journalists were told to leave the area.

"The resistance has begun an operation called ‘strangling the necks’, targeting collaborators who aid the (Israeli) occupation, kill our people and destroy houses," said Al-Majd, a website run by Hamas’s internal security service.

A so-called conviction letter signed by the “Palestinian Resistance” was posted on a wall near where the bodies of the alleged collaborators lay. The notice read:

"They provided the enemy with information about the whereabouts of fighters, tunnels of resistance, bombs, houses of fighters and places of rockets, and the occupation bombarded these areas, killing a number of fighters … Therefore, the ruling of revolutionary justice was handed upon him."

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A mass murder of their own people.  This is the kind of unimaginable brutality that radical Islamic jihadism leads to. 

It’s time for people to wake up and stop acting like Hamas are the good guys.

Teens get 8-11 years in prison for torturing, carving swastika into friend’s forehead

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It’s hard to imagine teenagers committing this kind of horror on each other.  

from NY Daily News:

An Oregon teen who carved a swastika into a former friend’s head and forced the boy to eat cat feces has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for the horrifying February torture session.

Blue Christian James Kalmbach, 16, was the last of four teens sentenced for the “unthinkable” crimes.

He told the courtroom, including his now-17-year-old victim Dustyn Murrain, that he was “very sincerely sorry” for the brutal crimes.

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"It’s hard to imagine how this crime occurred,” Multnomah County Judge Jean Kerr Maurer said. "It’s almost impossible to imagine this could happen between friends, but it did.”

Kalmbach, 15-year-old Jenna Montgomery, Jess Taylor, 17, and Shane Connell, 14, spent the night before the Feb. 10 incident planning out the attack on the teen, once Kalmbach’s best friend.

Montgomery lured the teen to the shed, where the three other boys were waiting, the Oregonian reported.

Kalmbach bashed Murrain in the head with a crowbar several times, then ordered the teen to take off his shirt. The teens shot him in the chest and crotch several times with a BB gun before Kalmbach carved the swastika into Murrain’s head.

The kids then robbed the teen before he was able to escape and get help.

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The other teens’ sentences range from 10 years in juvenile detention for the youngest and 8 and 10 years in prison for the two older teens respectively.