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I’m taking a vacation, ladies and gentlemen (and I say that loosely /sarc).

Posts may be sporadic or non-existent until June 1, 2015.

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The Council Has Spoken!! Our Watcher’s Council Results – 05/29/15

The Watcher’s Council

The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match-up.

So we want an Islamic state where Islamic law is not just in the books but enforced, and enforced with determination. There is no space and no room for democratic consultation. The Shariah is set and fixed, so why do we need to discuss it anymore? Just implement it! – ISIS Leader Abu Bakar Bashir

We’re definitely not losing in Iraq – Barack Obama

In a very short time the Islamic State has become the most compelling and attractive organisation for Muslim fighters around the world, more so than al-Qaeda ever was – Sunny Hundal, Al Jazeera

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This week’s winning essay, Joshuapundit’sRamadi Falls To ISIS In A Major Victory – And Why It’s Important, is pretty much about what the title implies it is… an analysis of how and why ISIS won a huge victory in Ramadi, Iraq and what it means.

Here’s a slice:

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On Sunday, Islamic State forces captured Ramadi, routing the Iraqi army, many of whom literally fled from the scene, those that could. Over 500 Iraqi soldiers died in the assault, and the debacle came so quickly that substantial pockets of Iraqi troops were trapped there after taking heavy casualties. They aren’t expected to hold out very long and I’ve already received reports that some of them have already been captured and executed by ISIS.

Hundreds of civilians fled along with the Iraqi troops.

ISIS is using some fairly innovative tactics against fixed defensive points like Ramadi. First they seek to control the ingress and egress via outlying areas, to prevent or delay reinforcement and resupply. The next step in Ramadi was to break the defensive line using car and truck bombs, after which ISIS fighters stormed into the breach.

Many Americans may recall hearing the name Ramadi before, and some might recall that quite a few American lives were spent in securing it. Here’s why Ramadi matters.

Look at the map above. Ramadi controls all of the traffic on the Euphrates River. It is only 68 miles (110 Kilometers) from Baghdad and opens the road to that city from the west, just as Fallujah, which ISIS also holds does from the east paving the way for a two-pronged assault. Also, ISIS captured the town of Jubbah in this new offensive, next door to Iraq’s biggest air base at Al-Ansar. That’s where US soldiers, AKA advisers are trying to train Iraqi troops to fight ISIS, which so far hasn’t been particularly successful.

ISIS has also surrounded the oil-producing town of Baiji near Ramadi, where a small Iraqi army force of a few hundred soldiers is trying to hold out. It’s probably only a matter of tie until they’re forced to surrender or are wiped out.

Our Secretary of State John Kerry announced from a news conference in Seoul, South Korea that as far as he was concerned Ramadi was ” a target of opportunity” for ISIS rather than a carefully planed strategic offensive.

“I am convinced that as the forces are redeployed and as the days flow in the weeks ahead that’s going to change, as overall (they) have been driven back … I am absolutely confident in the days ahead that will be reversed.”

Let’s examine that.

Exactly what forces is Secretary Kerry talking about? True, the Iraqi government announced that “major military reinforcements” were being deployed to halt the advance of ISIS. The problem is that between Ramadi, the recent ‘victory’ in Tikrit (about which more later) and an attempted counterattack on Fallujah that went horribly wrong, the Iraqi army has very little strength to ‘deploy’ between ISIS and Baghdad right now. They’re a badly defeated army that is incapable of an offensive against Islamic State right now. The only thing keeping ISIS away from Baghdad is a series of 19 U.S, airstrikes near Ramadi over the past 48 hours.

Much more at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Sultan Knish with De-Islamization Is The Only Way To Fight ISIS submitted by Joshuapundit

Here are this week’s full results. only the Right Planet was unable to vote this week,but was not subject to the usual 2/3 vote penalty :

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

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Executive Amnesty: The White House Was Put in Its Place

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Credit: A.F. Branco at Legal Insurrection

 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Joins Dana To Discuss The Latest Amnesty Drama.

Former INS Agent Michael Cutler joins Dana.

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Larry Elder Dissects Rise In Crime in Baltimore

YouTube/Papa Giorgio: Larry Elder has predicted this for years! With police officers in the eye of the political correctness storm, police are obviously protecting themselves by “playing it safe,” known as “passive policing.”

In the neighborhoods where this is happening, there have been crowds disrupting police arrests, lawsuits threatened, and criminal charges against police have been promised. So rather than endure a career-ending move, they are circling the wagons. Rightly so.

This consequence is WHOLLY lain at the feet of Democrats—100%.


Today’s Drudge Report Headlines

STREET ANARCHY IN BALTIMORE...
RESIDENTS FEARFUL AMID RASH OF HOMICIDES...
CITY GETS BLOODIER...
8-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot In Head...
Police Say Mobs Gather Around Officers When Responding to Calls...
MD Sheriff: Cops 'have been eviscerated, disemboweled'...

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The Bernie Sanders Save the Children Fund

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Sanders Scent: You only need one brand of deodorant, comrade; otherwise, children will starve.

 

YouTube/ReasonTV: Meet Hanna. Hanna wasn’t always hungry – but then Old Spice released its Red Zone Aqua Reef Sweat Defense Solid. Now she’s starving.

“You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country.” – Sen. Bernie Sanders

Performed by Remy. Written by Austin Bragg and Remy. Video by Meredith Bragg.

Approximately 1 minute.

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Pamela Geller Debates Chris Cuomo on CNN: ‘Snap Out of It’

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Islamophobophobia: Politically Correct Persecution

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All hate speech should be condemned.

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Over-Regulated: Code of Federal Regulations Unreadable … Unless You’re a Computer

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By: Amy Miller
Legal Insurrection

When it comes to federal regulations, I find the “it shouldn’t be this complicated!” argument to be flawed. Of course it’s going to be complicated—the federal government regulates activity concerning 50 states, a military, a rambunctious federal District, and foreign relations. They’ve got a lot going on; hence, the rule making can’t really be confined to a few bullet points.

That being said, at some point, you have to turn off the spigot and get serious about just how many rules and regulations the federal government should be allowed to throw at the American people.

Earlier this year the Mercatus Center, a free-market economic think tank at George Mason University, created an infographic to illustrate just how ridiculous the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) has become—and why they had to create a computer program just to read all of it. Take a look:

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Read more at Legal Insurrection …

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Video: Pastor Calls Out ‘Rat Al Sharpton’ in Front of 30 Rockefeller Center

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Video: Climate Scientists Laugh at Global Warming Hysteria

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Via 1000frolly (with minor grammatical editing for readability)

Respected Australian scientists laugh at Julia Gillard, David Suzuki, and other climate change drama queens.

  • Professor Bob Carter of James Cook University is a Marine Geologist.
  • Professor Peter Reid of James Cook University is a Marine Physics specialist.
  • Professor Garth Paltridge is a former Cheif Scientist at the CSIRO and is an Atmospheric Physicist.

Listen to 100 years of experience in the field!

There have been some comments on this video from persons who say, “These are not climate scientists!” They are specialists in the field of climate; therefore, it is fair to call them climate scientists.

If you do not accept this, I have to point out, that using the definition of “climate scientist,” there are many others who also cannot be called “climate scientists,” which includes:

James Hansen (PhD in Physics),
Phil Jones (PhD in Hydrology),
Michael Mann (PhD in Geology),
Sir John Mason ( MSc in Physics),
Sir John Houghton (PhD in Physics),
Sir John Beddington (PhD in Population Biology),
David Suzuki (PhD in Zoology),
Will Steffen (PhD in Chemical Engineering),
Tim Flannery (PhD in Kangaroo Evolution),
David Karoly (PhD in Meterology),
Matthew England (PhD in Oceanography).
Stephen Schneider (PhD in Mechanical Engineering)
Brenda Ekwurzel (PhD in Isotope Geochemistry (hydrology))
Carl Wunsch (PhD in Geophysics)
Susan Solomon (PhD in Chemistry)
Richard Somerville (PhD in Meteorology)
Richard Alley (PhD in Geology)
Gavin Schmidt (PhD in Mathematics)
John Holdren (PhD in Plasma Physics)
Ben Santer; (Statistician)
Andrew Dessler, (PhD in Chemistry from Harvard University in 1994)
Chris Turney; (PhD in Quaternary Science)
Ian Chubb (Chief Scientist in Australia; PhD in Neuroscience)
Katherine Hayhoe has a degree in atmospheric physics.
Myles Allen – He has no qualifications in climate science but his research is relevant to attribution.
Kevin Anderson – A marine engineer who is somehow now active in the field of climate. Whackjob who does not shower to ‘save the planet’.
Richard Betts – Again, no qualifications in climate science. A meterologist who works on impacts. This is irrelevant to attribution, which is the key area.
Ray Bradley – Again, no qualifications in climate science. Co-author of the discredited hockey stick with Mann. Thinks its OK to alter data to ‘save the planet’.
Ken Caldeira – Again, no qualifications in climate science. Has resigned from the IPCC. A dangerous idiot who believes in geo-engineering to alter the climate;
Bill Gates
Guy Callendar – Again, no qualifications in climate science. But has a Ph.D in Atmospheric Sciences in 1991 from the New York University. This is a relevant degree. Has resigned from the IPCC.
Bill Nye; B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell Univesity
Peter Thejll; PhD in Astrophysics from the Uni of Delaware. Now working on Albedo.
Erwin Jackson of the Climate Institute; He is a Lawyer.

Comments on the 97% ‘consensus’ claims

The “97% consensus” claim is pure fiction; there never was, and isn’t, a 97% consensus.

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Fast-Track Legislation (SR373) Passes Senate

The U.S. Senate passed the controversial fast-track legislation, also known as “trade promotion authority,” on Friday, allowing Obama the authority to rush through the supranational, unconstitutional Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “trade deal” later this year. But now it will face a much larger hurdle in the House of Representatives, according to Bill Still.

Pardon me if I’m not so optimistic. There’s not much the GOP hasn’t caved on these days (probably by design); despite the fact the Republicans are in control of both houses. Yeah. Huh. Go figure. Imagine that.

We live truly live in an age of deception … dialectical deception, that is.

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