Islamic Invasion of Europe, Clinton’s National Security leaks, Black Lives Matter Lies on Police Shootings and More. Helena’s News Roundup.

Guns are not the reason people like this seek to kill Americans. Islam is the reason.

Islam will have you submit or die.  Will we allow that to happen or require that Islamists conform to American Rule of Law and culture?

Editor’s Note, David McKalip, M.D.: What happens when you let a religious population bent on converting others by force take over your country with an unarmed invasion? This: many European cities today, a Jew cannot walk the streets in safety. Women are also losing the freedom to walk streets in safety… in Cologne and other German cities, hundreds of women were robbed or sexually assaulted by Arab and North African asylum seekers in a planned campaign Islam is not a “Religion of Peace.” It is a religion of domination and war. “Submit or die” is the practical reality of spreading Islamism in the world today. Will Americans learn in time, or will the progressive agenda of open borders and Anti-Christianity destroy America from within? Will Americans learn that we must encourage the Judeo-Christian Ethic  in America so a moral people can stand against the Islamic tyranny, or will we follow the lead of France that seeks to suppress all public practice of Religion and get their results?


Helena gathers top stories of the week for our readers to review.

Helena gathers top stories of the week for our readers to review.

Europe’s Feckless Secularism  WOW-Must Read!! In France.. it is called laïcité—the idea that the state..must banish all things religious.. The idea is that when you boot religion off the public square, you remove from public life the religious friction that in centuries past fueled devastating conflicts. This same idea now animates the European Union, and in principle leads to a more liberal, more cohesive and more inclusive society. That’s the theory. The reality is that in many European cities today, a Jew cannot walk the streets in safety. Women are also losing the freedom to walk streets in safety… in Cologne and other German cities, hundreds of women were robbed or sexually assaulted by Arab and North African asylum seekers in a planned campaign. Not only did police do nothing, they initially tried to cover it up. The reality is not much better for sexual minorities.”

A Retrospective on the Obama Years Must Read!”One of the weakest recoveries in the post-war period, a “shovel-less”, oversold stimulus, massive tax hikes, and explosive spending define the Obama economic record. The result is a fed debt soaring toward $20 trillion, $9 trillion of which will have been added during Obama’s tenure…Recent progressive rhetoric brings to mind the market-bending arguments that led to the great recession of 2008-12. To wit, everyone should own a home, regardless of credit rating, income, or debt burden. And to the extent that some lending institutions fail to board the easy credit bandwagon, they get personally demonized as “red-liners” and “racists”. The Obama administration’s more recent attempt to revisit subprime credit should be monitored, and resisted.”

In Houston, a Dubious Indictment “Daleiden’s secret videos..showed Planned Parenthood officials willing to discuss exchanging fetal remains for money. Planned Parenthood denied .. illegal conduct. They were merely asking for cost reimbursements in exchange for tissue donations. But the language they used.. caught on tape,indicated otherwise…a grand jury in Harris Co indicted Daleiden and one of his employees with felony counts for tampering with a government document.It would be easier to have confidence in the grand jury’s actions if TX weren’t the capital of politically motivated prosecutions. Tom DeLay spent years fighting a bogus indictment, former governor Rick Perry still faces criminal charges over a veto threat, and University of Texas regent Hall narrowly escaped indictment after blowing the whistle on misconduct at the state’s university. In this case, one of the prosecutors in the DA’s office sits on the board of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.”

Clinton Chief Of Staff Lost Her Personal Blackberry, Which Contained Classified Emails Hadn’t heard about this!! “Clinton used only a personal Blackberry throughout her tenure at State. Mills and Abedin used both personal and government-issued Blackberries. There is some evidence that State was concerned with the use of personal Blackberries separate and apart from the risk posed by losing them. “I cannot stress too strongly…that any unclassified BlackBerry is highly vulnerable to remotely and covertly monitoring conversations, retrieving emails, etc,” wrote Boswell, head of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Boswell also warned that the bureau had intelligence concerning “vulnerability” to Clinton’s Blackberry during her 2009 trip to China. In 2014 Psaki spoke to using personal digital assisted devices that were not government issued.“Classified processing and classified conversation on a personal digital assisted device is prohibited,”

How Florida Created 1 Million Jobs in 5 Years “In 2011, when Scott was sworn in, Florida’s economy was in terrible shape. With over 900,000 jobs lost, an unemployment rate of 11.2%, $5.2 billion in debt added, and tens of billions of dollars lost in the all-important tourism industry, the economic outlook was not looking good. Yet at this year’s State of the State address, Scott boasted that since the start of his administration just 5 years ago, Florida has created over 1 million jobs, passing Texas in job creation. In fact, the state is welcoming nearly 1,000 new people per day and has passed New York in population. So what is the model set by Florida? Get government out of the way, and unleash prosperity. Since 2011, Florida has created over 1 million jobs in five years, unemployment has been reduced to 5%, tourism is stronger than ever, and Florida’s GDP is at 2.7% growth, which is outperforming the national GDP, which is at 2.2%.”

STEPHEN MOORE: What the economy needs now Must Read! “Everyone’s blaming the oil price collapse and China’s sliding economy for the rout of the stock market… That’s part of the story, but there may also be a policy explanation for the sell-off.Call it the Sanders effect. In the Democratic debate last week, the race was on to see which could raise taxes and punish businesses more. While Hillary was touting her income tax surcharge on millionaires that could raise income taxes to near 50% (and her capital gains tax hike), Sanders said that a 90% tax rate might be too high, but somewhere approaching that number is the target he’d shoot for. Bernie also talks about breaking up the banks, putting Wall Streeters in jail, a single-payer health care plan, and adding trillions of new government spending. This isn’t blossoming investor confidence.”

Memo To Hillary And Bernie: The Public Doesn’t Care About Your Priorities Interesting Poll!! “Based on the campaigns of Hillary and Bernie and their debates so far, you’d think the issues would be things like income inequality, “taking on” Wall Street, gun control, criminal justice reform, climate change and gay rights.For most people, these issues aren’t priorities at all. Just 8% of those surveyed listed income inequality as a problem the government should be working on; 4% said Wall Street regulations; 15% listed gun issues; 18% said climate change; and 7% minimum wage. Gay rights, women’s rights and special interest money each scored 1%.What do people want Washington to focus on? 44% listed jobs or the econ as a top problem; 34% said terrorism; 29% listed immigration…Health care ranks high, too, with 31% saying it’s a priority problem.”

Thomas More Law Center Files Brief in Supreme Court Declaring Neither Court Nor Government Can Determine What Is a Sin “The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) filed a friend of the court brief in support of 7 non-profit organizations including the Little Sisters of the Poor who claim they cannot comply with Health and Human Service Mandate because even the so called “accommodations” make them actively complicit in the sin of abortion. TMLC’s brief argues, supported by a long line of Supreme Court precedent, that neither the government nor the Supreme Court can determine whether an act does or does not violate a person’s religious beliefs. Rather, the Supreme Court must accept the non-profits’ assertions that the notification requirement is indeed against their religion. To accept otherwise is to supplant the Church and the Bible with the government, allowing the Supreme Court and the government to interpret tenants of faith. This slippery slope would subject all religious exercise to the whim of the government’s approval.”

The Climate Snow Job Excellent overview of the climate change issue by an expert!! “The notion that world-wide weather is becoming more extreme is just that: a notion, or a testable hypothesis. As data from the world’s biggest reinsurer, Munich Re, and University of Colorado environmental-studies professor Roger Pielke Jr. have shown, weather-related losses haven’t increased at all over the past quarter-century. In fact, the trend, while not statistically significant, is downward. Last year showed the second-smallest weather-related loss of Global World Productivity, or GWP, in the entire record. Without El Niño, temperatures in 2015 would have been typical of the post-1998 regime. And, even with El Niño, the effect those temperatures had on the global economy was de minimis.”

Editorial: Don’t open door to drug abuse “Tampa officials should be extremely cautious about adopting a plan to issue only civil citations for marijuana possession. If the move isn’t implemented with rigorous safeguards, it could easily result in more drug use and crime. It also may hurt the individuals it is intended to help. Law enforcement know that most serious crime is connected to drugs, and virtually all drug abuse starts with marijuana. Give people what amounts to a pass on pot, and how seriously do you think offenders will take laws against heroin, crack and other illicit drugs? But a drug arrest does not necessarily ruin someone’s future prospects. Offenders — juveniles and adults — can attend County Drug Court. If they complete the requirements — which can include drug counseling, monitoring and residential treatment — charges are dismissed.”

Editorial: Leveling the education playing field “Just a day after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, one of his sons spoke on behalf of Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program to more than 10,000 in Tallahassee. The crowd, mostly minorities, had gathered to protest a teachers’ union lawsuit challenging the scholarships. The program empowers low-income parents to choose the school that best meets their children’s needs. It simply levels the education playing field for disadvantaged families. In contrast, money, not those children’s welfare, is the focus of the Florida Education Association, which doesn’t want any funding going to private schools. The union claims the program diverts money from public schools. But the scholarships actually provide less per student ($5,677) than what is spent per public school student ($7,097).. So the program isn’t draining money from public schools. It is allowing the state to educate more students on fewer dollars.”

Let veterans bypass federal crooks and see a doctor Time to Privatize the VA! “In April 2014, CNN first reported that VA employees secretly and systematically gamed their internal computer system to hide a massive backlog of medical care to vets. While doing this, the officials paid themselves and their subordinates bonuses based on their fraudulently excellent performance. It has been discovered that this practice of cooking the books at the expense of veterans was widespread,.. at more than 100 of them. How many people have been fired for this? The answer is —3.In the meantime, the Obama Justice Department decided not to pursue any charges against VA staff in 46 of 55 known cases in this network of official malpractice. To this day, veterans who were promised benefits in exchange for their military service still have appointments and benefits delayed by malingering bureaucrats.”

Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Deal Blow to Unions “A Supreme Court case could significantly weaken government unions. If the justices rule in favor of the plaintiffs every state in the country will essentially become a “right-to-work” state…California is one of the 25 states that collects fees from nonunion members. Known as an “agency shop” system, in these states individual employees decide whether to be a part of the union, but if they choose not to become a member, they still must pay the portion of dues that goes to collective bargaining because they are still covered by that contract. In a case spearheaded by the Center for Individual Rights, which has also sought twice to overturn the Affordable Care Act, Friedrichs and 9 other California teachers sued the California Teachers Association on the grounds that giving the union any money violates their right to free speech.”

The Administration Is Ruling by Decree “Obvious union payoff!! “Yesterday, the Department of Labor issued a new rule that will upend businesses’ established practices. It did so with no notice, and no comment by businesses is sought or allowed…the administration is now ruling by decree. The “administration’s interpretation” is about an obscure category of employment called “joint employer…arises when 2 or more employers are jointly responsible for a worker’s employee conditions…Under the new interpretation, thousands of businesses will now be found responsible for the working conditions of employees of other firms they do business with..For example, if you contract out a service to a staffing company and that company is found to be not paying enough overtime, your business will be liable for that as well.”

The Myth of Wanton Police Shootings Collapses under the Weight of Facts “In a project titled “The Counted,” the Guardian is tracking killings by police in the United States and has compiled a comp list for 2015. The tracker was motivated by much-discussed but poorly founded concern about excessive use of police force particularly against blacks. In December, police killed 92 people — 21 blacks, 40 whites, 17 Hispanics/Latinos, five Asians/Pacific Islanders, and nine of unknown race. Fourteen were unarmed, including 5 blacks. Those who were unarmed reportedly still posed other types of threats which included physical violence and ramming officers with a vehicle.. the available facts fail to support the claim, made most prominently by Black Lives Matter, that police systematically target unarmed black men. Of note among those who were killed is the prevalence of mental illness.”