Are journalism degrees real?

August 29, 2016 by

The media can be pretty funny.  Take the Sun.  It has a report with the headline:

ENEMY IN THE RANKS

German army reveals more than 60 ISIS militants have secretly joined its ranks

Senior military officials said all applicants should now be screened by the intelligence services for jihadist links

But that’s not the funny part. That part is just sad.  This is the funny part.

“The German Army trains all of its members in the handling and usage of weapons of war,” a leaked report said, “[terrorists] could use those skills acquired in the army to carry out well-prepared acts of violence at home or abroad.”

Umm.  No shit, it’s the ARMY….. I doubt most people would need a “leaked report”, to deduce this little fact. The “weapons of War”, part is hilarious.  I wonder if the German Army is trained in the Battle Axe, because that is a really cool weapon of war. 

And yes Germany, you might want to screen your Military applicants a bit.  Not that you’d be allowed to ask them tough questions though. Just like us Americans. We all must be sensitive.

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Note:  I’ve worked with the Bundeswehr and found most of them pretty competent.  Unfortunately, for the most part, they were not allowed to fight in Afghanistan. 

The Clinton Saga (Clinton Foundation)

August 24, 2016 by

The AP just dropped a report that over half of Hillary Clinton’s meeting as Secretary of State were with people who gave large sums of money to her foundation.  (Braun & Sullivan, 2016)

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million.

This is no surprise of course, but it’s nice to see the AP actually looked at something. What you will hear people say is that there is still no direct evidence that there was pay to play.  Of course who in their right mind would write in an email, “hey give me money and I’ll see you.”  Hillary may not be a genius but she has this part of corruption figured out.  There most likely will not be any direct evidence and without that, this Justice Department will not do a thing.  It is truly up to the voting public.  While Donald Trump may not be what we look to for in a President, Hillary, is not ethically qualified for the Presidency.

What Difference Does it Make

What is going on at Fox News?

August 23, 2016 by
Since the fall out of Gretchen Carlson claiming sexual harassment I’ve noticed a number of other Fox News contributors leave the network.  This isn’t the group that said they would leave if Roger Ailes left but others that up until recently I hadn’t heard much from.  The latest Andrea Tantaros, like Gretchen Carlson, has filed suit.

 Andrea Tantaros

“Fox News masquerades as a defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny,” the lawsuit reads.(Kanter, 2016)

Kirstin Powers has also moved to CNN although I haven’t heard of any harassment suits yet.

alisynAnd finally, Alisyn Camerota and Mary Katharine Ham have also joined CNN.  What’s up?

Well as I sit in Colorado and not NY, DC or LA, I don’t have a clue.
But I  do have some thoughts.
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If what Gretchen and Andrea say is true, it’s not a surprise to lose some young talent who simply won’t play the game.  I’m not saying it is true, though. I liked Gretchen.  She seemed pretty straight forward and I also liked Andrea.  I’ll be looking for them wherever they land.

Kirkirstensten, I hold some hope for. While a liberal she often thinks and comes to the correct conclusion.  I wish she’d avoid politics. She was able to see the left’s attack on free speech however.

Camerota was another straight forward personality.

While there may or may not be something to the sexual harassment issues, I don’t trust most of these cases, I do wish Fox News would stop with the short dresses on all the women and go more for the smart, investigative type reporters instead of making them all look like they are just eye candy.

Fox has fallen like the rest, into a news channel with very little news and mostly commentary.  Can we not just get information and leave the sound bites alone?
Probably not.  But I sure would love to see some decent news channels in the US someday.  At this point, none of them impress me.

The real shame is that with 24 hours news channels and lots of time to fill, there could be some great in-depth reports on many subjects.  But those reports are instead few and far between.

I find most of the deeper journalism in foreign or independent news outlets and blogs.  While they may also be biased they are usually honestly so.

http://www.businessinsider.com/andrea-tantaros-lawsuit-against-fox-news-sexual-harassment-2016-8

The Republican Party fighting Repbulicans

August 9, 2016 by

Who voted for Donald Trump in the primaries? Democrats? Independents? There is a system in place for primaries. The Political Parties this year have shown they don’t care one bit about your actual vote. They care about their personal agendas.

Whether you like Donald Trump or not he won the Republican nomination. Yet the elites in the Republican Party are doing their very best to elect Hillary Clinton, the Democrat. Nice going guys. You see to them, you, the American people Republican or Democrat are not smart enough to elect a candidate. They will select them for you.

The latest is the letter from 5o former national security wonks that have stomped their feet and are holding their breath while saying they won’t vote for Trump. Well, who gives a shit what these people think? Many of the people are the same people who allowed the Bush administration (I happen to like Bush) to disband the Iraqi Army, institute dangerous rules of engagement on our troops and let victory slip from their hands. On the national security front, they led the fight to create an overarching, bureaucratic monstrosity of the Department of Homeland Security. One of the most useless agencies we have.

Are we are expected to listen to these turds?

I was not a Donald Trump supporter during the primaries but I’m sure as hell not a supporter of former bullshit artists either. At least Donald is current.

 

Fight against ISIS? 1 tank and 2 vehicles!

August 1, 2016 by

Headline: US opens new front against ISIS with airstrikes in Libya

"I don’t want to predict the pace" of any future strikes, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters at a news briefing. He denied the U.S. was leading from behind, describing the strikes as "providing military support for a partner on the ground."

Fayez Serraj, the head of the U.N.-brokered presidency council, said in a televised statement that American warplanes attacked the ISIS bastion of Sirte, "causing major casualties," adding that no U.S. ground forces were deployed. The precision strikes targeted an ISIS tank and two vehicles, officials said.

I sure hope the attacks didn’t waste million dollar munitions on just one tank and two vehicles.  Although, it wouldn’t be a surprise.

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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/08/01/us-launches-airstrikes-targeting-isis-in-libya.html

Melania Trump modeled nude, do models do that?

August 1, 2016 by

The latest attack on the Trumps appears to be that Melania was a model. Of course we all know that.  So what’s the big deal. Well the NY Post seems to think it’s a big deal.  The Post decided to print some nude or semi-nude photos Melania had done years ago. I don’t know if the Rupert Murdoch owned Post did this to hurt Trump or help him.  The “conservative right” and the left have jumped on this.  How dare Trump marry such a harlot?  I know, it seems silly even writing that but it’s funny how the conservative right and the left seem so in tune at times.  Hummm…

Well for us rec blooded American men we say, “nice going Trump.” 

I don’t think this hurts Trump at all.  He knows his wife and her past and so do we.  He seems quite proud of her and why not? 

So, once again Trump will get more press coverage

This kind of goes along with my previous post where German nudist were threatened.  Maybe this is a Trump attack on radical Islam?

 

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German nudist threatened

July 26, 2016 by

The Germans must understand these men have a wonderful culture that must be nurtured. Just ask Mutti Merkel.

It’s very inconsiderate of the Germans to wish to retain their own culture.

A swimming pool in the town of Geldern in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany is home to bathers who prefer a more “natural” form of swimming. Nudists at the pool were verbally abused by a group of young Muslim men who threatened them because they consider swimming in the nude ‘indecent behaviour’. The group of Muslims not only threatened the male bathers but also spat upon them and several women and children, reportsJunge Freiheit.

A total of six Muslim men were involved in the incident and are described by witnesses as being in their mid 20’s, all with full Islamic-style beards. The men insulted and threatened the nudists in both German and Arabic, yelling “Allahu akbar” at the bathers along with other Arabic insults.

One of the nudists, a mother, claimed that the young Muslims told her: “We [German] women are all sluts and they would exterminate all of us.” The woman said the men all knew German quite well and at least some of them were likely second or third generation German Muslims. “This contempt, this potential for aggression made me really afraid,” she continued and according to other witnesses the men referred to the bathers as “infidels”.

„Allahu akbar“: Moslems bedrohen FKK-Besucher

 

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/07/26/young-muslims-threaten-nudist-bathers/

 

Normandy Attack

July 26, 2016 by

Motive is unclear.. I’m sure.

Father Jacques Hamel, 86, was murdered at the altar by two fanatics earlier today while holding a morning service.

He was reportedly beheaded by the knifemen who took two nuns and several worshippers hostage at the church in northern France before being shot dead by police.

 

Catholic church where priest was murdered was among several targets found on suspected jihadi arrested last year

 

Germans in denial

July 25, 2016 by

It didn’t take long for German authorities and media outlets to turn the blame from recent attacks towards the ever so evil video games.

Investigators also said Ali David S. conducted research on the far-right terrorist Anders Breivik, had visited the site of a 2009 school shooting in Germany, regularly played a violent first-person shooter video game and had mental health issues.

So Ali David (or is it Dawood (Daud)) S was actually a right wing neo nazi that played video games and if that wasn’t enough to divert your attention he had mental health issues.

Investigators have said the Munich shooter enjoyed playing first-shooter video games similar to other mass shooters. This finding has sparked debate over violent computer games and their role in shootings. Is it common for shooters to play such games?

It’s also common for millions of other people to play those games and not kill people.

What happens with rejected asylum applicants who are not deported?

Rejected asylum applicants must leave Germany or be deported. But many, like the Syrian refugee who blew himself up in Ansbach, Bavaria, are “tolerated” by the authorities and stay on. How does that work?

Ok, that’s very similar to the United States now.

What has happened?

On 18 July, a teenage Afghan refugee hacked at passengers on a train in Wuerzburg with an axe and knife, wounding five. He was shot dead by police.

On 22 July, a German teenager of Iranian heritage shot dead nine people in Munich before shooting himself dead.

On 24 July, a 21-year-old Syrian refugee killed a woman with a machete and wounded five other people as he fled before being arrested.

Later that day, a 27-year-old Syrian whose refugee application had been refused blew himself up outside a bar in Ansbach. Fifteen people were wounded.

If we could only find a common link among these attacks. Hummm…

Were they terror attacks?

Any links?

Did mental illness play a role?

Is the refugee background relevant?

If the media would actually look at daily German news they would see a much larger crime spree and acts of thievery, harassment and rape.  But that might show a link to something.

http://www.dw.com/en/munich-gunman-showed-hallmark-signs-of-other-mass-shooters/a-19426424

http://shoebat.com/2016/07/23/the-munich-massacre-is-a-complete-coverup-the-munich-shooters-facebook-including-his-family-background-shows-he-is-not-iranian-but-a-syrian-islamist-pro-turkey/

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36882445

Nice France! What now?

July 15, 2016 by

A Tunisian-French national, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, speeds through a crowd in Nice France, killing at least 84 and injuring many others. A terrorist attack? Yes, and the images are shocking. But will it make a difference? Will the west finally see the enemy is among us? I doubt it. While more and more are stating the obvious, the European and US leadership are paralyzed.

Some have called for a major response, something that will shock the radical and non-radial Islamist. I agree this is what is needed but words are much easier.
I’m amazed how the western world is so afraid to be angry. People worried they may offend our enemies or that our enemy’s supporters will be upset. How the west has changed.

I suppose so many years of left wing indoctrination will do that to a nation(s).

How many times have we heard that we must continue our lives as if nothing has changed? This is exactly the wrong answer. We must remind the world why the west leads the world in nearly all areas of civilization. We must remind the world that we will fight for civilization itself.

We are often lectured that if we kill them that will only create more. What garbage.

People, organizations, and nations that support radical Islam must be destroyed. It’s that simple. The ideology must be seen as a failure and those that sit on the side lines need to fear the West more than the Islamist.

I fear, however, that only a small number of people will fight for civilization and only a slightly larger number even recognize there is a threat.


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