Saturday, December 16, 2017

Cook County Commissioner Requests UN Peacekeeping Forces to Chicago – 652 Homicides So Far This Year

The following article appeared on the Gateway Pundit on December 15th

by Jim Hoft

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin has requested UN Peacekeeping Forces to the City of Chicago to cut down on violence in the Windy City.

Boykin says peacekeeping forces are needed to fight the “quiet genocide” in the streets of Chicago.
UN Peacekeepers
The joys of liberalism:

603 people have been shot and killed in Chicago so far this year.
3,454 people have been shot.
There have been 652 homicides in Chicago so far this year.

CBS Chicago reported:
Some politicians in the past have recommended deploying the National Guard to help Chicago quell gun violence, but Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin went even further on Thursday, suggesting the United Nations perhaps send in peacekeepers in the face of what he called a “quiet genocide.”

Boykin was traveling to New York to meet with Oscar Fernandez-Taranco of Argentina, the U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Support, to seek international help with “horrific levels of shootings” and other violent crime in West Side and South Side communities.
Richard Boykin; youtube video HERE
“I’m hoping to appeal to the U.N. to actually come to Chicago and meet with victims of violence, and maybe even possibly help out in terms of peacekeeping efforts, because I think it’s so critical for us to make sure that these neighborhoods are safe,” Boykin said at O’Hare International Airport on Thursday.

Boykin said leaders in Chicago and Cook County have failed to protect many communities from violent crime.

“There is a quiet genocide taking place in too many of our communities. Eighty percent of those who are being killed by gun violence are African American, and often killed at the hands of another African American,” he said. “So we must protect these population groups, and that’s what the United Nations does. They’re a peacekeeping force. They know all about keeping the peace, and so we’re hopeful that they’ll hear our appeal.”

Ed.  Does Boykin expect the blue helmets to actually bring law and order to Chicago, or is the Commissioner simply looking to import new targets for the Black killers in the Windy City? 

According to HeyJackass, of the 652 murder victims in Chicago this year, 502 have been Black. Of the KNOWN assailants, 64 have been Black, 2 White, 9 Hispanic, 11 Police and 10 Self-defense killings. However, 550 of the assailants are UNKNOWN!

YouTube Temporarily Suspends Ajit Pai’s Parody Video on Copyright Grounds

The following article appeared on Breitbart on December 15th

YouTube took down a Daily Caller video featuring FCC chairman Ajit Pai making the case for Title II (commonly described as “Net Neutrality”) repeal earlier today, only to restore it several hours later.

The video was taken down on the basis of a copyright claim based on an 11-second clip featuring the FCC chairman dancing to the song “Harlem Shake” along with Daily Caller staffers. 
Pai video link HERE
Harlem Shake” is one of the most parodied tracks in existence. After becoming an internet meme in 2013, thousands of people have uploaded videos of themselves dancing along to short clips of the song. At one point in 2013, uploads of Harlem Shake videos on YouTube reached 4,000 per day.

The producer of the song, DJ and musician Baauer, did not make attempts to take down the flood of parody videos, instead opting to claim ad revenue on them from YouTube. Most of the parodies are still online to this day.

In a statement about Pai’s video, Baauer said “My team and I are currently exploring every single avenue available to get it taken down. I support net neutrality like the vast majority of this country and am appalled to be associated with its repeal in anyway.” “Harlem Shake” was produced using samples from other artists without permission, leading the copyright claim to be met with skepticism in some quarters.

The use of copyrighted material for the purposes of parody is legally protected under the U.S. fair use doctrine. Fair use claims are also strengthened if only a small amount of copyrighted material (say, 11 seconds of a 3-minute song!) is used.

Title II regulations on ISPs, which are portrayed by defenders as synonymous with “Net Neutrality” (the idea that all online data should be treated equally), were repealed in a 3 – 2 vote by the FCC yesterday, triggering outrage and panic from many on the left.

Much of the argument over Net Neutrality revolves around the concern that content could be blocked or removed from the internet. Perhaps ironically, Baauer has chosen to respond by trying to remove content from the internet.

Ed.  Leftists, thy name is HYPOCRISY!

Good riddance to net neutrality

The following article appeared on the American Thinker on December 15

Now that net neutrality has been repealed, the companies that build and maintain the infrastructure will be able to charge more to companies that demand more.  What a horrible concept – basing prices on supply and demand!

It was inspiring that the net neutrality-supporters were trying so hard to protect streaming companies like Netflix and Google from paying more for their increasing use and increasing demand that generates the need for more infrastructure and maintenance.  Netflix has a market value of only $81 billion and Google $730 billion, so thank goodness consumer advocates are working so hard to protect them from paying more for their increasing share of the bandwidth.

The government takes tax dollars and builds lots of infrastructure, including toll roads.  Government bureaucrats charge vehicles based on their number of axles because bigger and heavier vehicles cause more damage.  Semis, buses, and campers are charged more than cars.  Is that fair?  Using the net neutrality concept, why should vehicles that demand more infrastructure maintenance be charged more?  Why should poor or middle-class people with campers be charged more than rich people with Mercedeses?  Where are the consumer advocates demanding toll road neutrality? 

Wealthy content-providers like Facebook and Google charge less per hit for large advertisers than they do for companies that get fewer hits.  Why should demand and supply or volume determine the price?  Why should smaller, poorer companies be charged more per hit?  We need a pay-per-click neutrality law. 

Why do advertisers get charged more for advertising on Ellen, the View, or The Today Show than on other lower-rated shows?  Consumers have to pay more for products because advertising costs so much.  We need to have an advertising neutrality law on all media outlets to protect the consumers. 

Why do ESPN and HBO charge more than C-SPAN for cable and satellite companies?  Where are the people protesting to block this outrageous practice? 

Why does Harvard charge more than other colleges when the books and subjects are the same?  We need government to step in with college tuition neutrality. 

Finally, we need to have the federal government establish a tax and fee neutrality law.  Since government at all levels seems to raise taxes and fees on everything at will, we need to have the federal government step in to say that no city, state, or government body can have taxes higher than any other, no matter what their needs or demands are.  That should work. 

The sole reason for Obama and the Democrat FCC to dictatorially implement net neutrality rules was to get government control.  That is the Democrats' solution to everything.  The internet has grown and provided excellent choices and competition for decades without net neutrality, so why did we need the new rule?

The U.S economy has grown to the greatest and most innovative economy in the world in 240 short years because of capitalism and free markets, not because of government control.  The consumers have been well served, so why was there such a rush during Obama's eight long years (it seemed like 100) to stack regulation on top of regulation as fast as his minions could?

The marketplace and competition will take care of the internet.  Unless you get monopolies or collusion, the pricing and competition on the internet will take care of itself.  If a company charges too much, other companies will step in.  If not, the antitrust laws have not been repealed.  I am more worried about Google, Facebook, and Amazon, who seem to want to buy and control everything in sight. 

Dems rail against release of Strzok-Page text messages

The following article appeared on the American Thinker on December 15th

Democrats seem to be reading George Orwell's 1984 as an instruction manual, taking to heart the injunction "ignorance is bliss."  They are very, very unhappy that the privacy of  adulterous lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page has been violated with the release of about three and half percent of their ten thousand text messages sent on government-owned smartphones, therefore the property of the American people.

Why, people might start to think that Mueller investigation was biased or something, and we can't have that!
Peter Strzok
Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller collects some of the outrage that the veil has been lifted:

Democratic Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, one of 58 House Democrats to vote in favor of impeaching Trump, attacked Rosenstein and the Department of Justice on the House floor on Thursday.

Raskin claimed the release of the text messages shows "that there are people in the Department of Justice who apparently are cooperating with this effort to undermine the integrity and the strength of this special counsel investigation."

The DOJ, Raskin argued, should have withheld the damning messages, which were exchanged on taxpayer-funded cell phones.

Raskin said "the key thing to understand is that all of those text messages are totally irrelevant" and claimed they were nothing more than political opinions.

Ummm...discussing the "insurance policy" in case Trump was elected seems pretty relevant to me.

Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein told Mother Jones on Wednesday that the messages "are being used for propaganda purposes." She added: "I think there's an ongoing effort to malign both Bob Mueller and the work that that Special Counsel Office is doing. They are grabbing at every single thing to try to demean him."

They are above criticism in the eyes of the very wealthy, very senior senator, who epitomizes the political establishment. 
Lisa Page
Benjamin Wittes, a staunch ally of former FBI director James Comey, claimed in a blog post that the text messages' publication were part of "a partisan circus."

Wittes is a close friend of Comey and has been one of his strongest public defenders since he was fired as FBI director. In May, Wittes relayed that Comey had "concerns" about Rosenstein as assistant attorney general. Now, as an internal DOJ investigation sheds light on a troubled FBI under Comey, Wittes is ramping up the attacks on Rosenstein.

"Rosenstein here has, at a minimum, contributed to that circus – at the expense of his own employees. In throwing a career FBI agent and career FBI lawyer to the wolves by authorizing the release to the public of their private text messages – without any finding that they had done anything wrong – he once again sent a message to his workforce that he is not the sort of man with whom you want to share your foxhole," Wittes wrote on his LawFare blog.

He added a warning: "The DOJ and FBI workforces will not forget that. Nor should they."

Can't have plotters' plots exposed.  Omertà is the watchword of the anti-Trump forces.

Fortunately, the public isn't buying it.  If the DOJ and FBI workforces remember that their plots to subvert an election might be exposed, I say we all win.

Vladimir Putin: Collusion Conspiracy Was Invented by Democrats Who Undermine Their Own Country

The following article appeared in The Gateway Pundit on December 14th

by Jim Hoft

President Putin held an annual pre-Christmas question and answer session today in Moscow.

The Russian President told reporters Trump’s opponents harm the United States with “invented” Russia scandal.

The question and answer session can last up to three hours.

Democrats don’t care that their attempted coup is hurting the country.

They only want to destroy Trump and if America is collateral damage, so be it. reported:

Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed the ongoing investigations into the possibility that President Donald Trump’s campaign “colluded” with the Russians.

“That’s been invented by those that are in the opposition, people who oppose President Trump to delegitimize his time in office,” Putin replied to ABC News reporter Terry Moran during a press conference via a translator. “And it really seems strange to me because it seems that they don’t understand, they undermine their own nation.”

Putin said that he had respect for the Democrats opposition, but that they risked alienating Trump supporters.

“It limits the powers of the president who has been elected,” he said. “It means that they don’t have respect for those Americans who elected Donald Trump.”

Ed.  It takes the head of a Communist enemy to report what the American media will not!