What The Online Privacy Vote Is About

The Obama Internet  privacy regulations were too onerous, and would have subjected service providers to stricter regulations than websites such as Google, which has vastly more access to personal data.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) until 2015 was the cop on the beat for Internet privacy, data security, and consumer protection broadly.  The FTC had a well-developed framework that treated all the players the same way—Internet Service Providers (ISPs), search, advertising networks, and social media companies.

That all changed when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on a 3-2 party-line vote to adopt Barack Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet like a public utility.

That vote pre-empted the FTC’s jurisdiction and stripped Internet users of consumer protections—deliberately creating a vacuum which could then be used to shift the focus of the privacy debate to ISPs, taking the heat off Google, which has vastly more access to personal data.

The FCC took this party-line action despite warnings from the FTC that it would no longer be able to protect consumers as it had in over 100 privacy and data security cases and 150 spam and spyware cases.

FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen warned that “economists (and common sense) tell us that if different sets of rules govern competitors, companies subject to the more onerous or unpredictable regime are disadvantaged compared to those outside that regime.”

That’s precisely what happened as Google—which had an astonishing 250 personnel rotate into the Obama administration—used its stroke to hobble competitors.

Under the proposed FCC regulations, ISPs with limited market share and limited ability to collect user information would be subject to heavy-handed regulation effectively prohibiting running ads without a prior opt-in, while edge providers that have dominant market share and vast databases of user information are exempt.  CanadaFreePress

Video: Why Isn’t There a Palestinian State?

Why don’t the Palestinians have their own country? Is it the fault of Israel? Of the Palestinians? Of both parties? David Brog, Executive Director of the Maccabee Task Force, shares the surprising answers.

Illegal Immigrant Indicted On Tax And Voter Fraud Charges

Kevin Kunlay Williams, a Nigerian citizen, has been indited for $12 Million Tax Refund Fraud, Voter Fraud, Illegal Reentry and Felon in Possession of Firearm, announced the Department of Justice.

A federal grand jury indicted an undocumented immigrant living in St. Louis, Mo., on charges that he committed voter and tax fraud as part of an elaborate stolen identity theft scheme, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

Kevin Kunlay Williams, a Nigerian citizen, is suspected of illegally reentering the United States under a false name in 1999 after he was deported four years earlier.

Williams later registered to vote in federal, state, and local elections in 2012 by claiming he was an American citizen. He is suspected to have voted in both the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections, according to the indictment.

Federal authorities also suspect that Williams stole the identities of several public school employees from a payroll company, subsequently using the IDs to file more than 2,000 fraudulent federal tax returns that sought more than $12 million. The Nigerian man also allegedly stole Electronic Filing Identification Numbers (EFINs) to print refund checks, directing the IRS to send the refunds to prepaid debit cards. FreeBeacon

Uncovered: Telegram From Nazi Leader Himmler To Muslim Leader Mufti Al Husseini

Archivists at Israel’s National Library have discovered a telegram sent by SS commander Heinrich Himmler to Haj Amin al-Husseini, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, in which he promises Nazi Germany’s help in fighting the Jews.

This letter sheds more light on the strong connection and shared goals of Nazi Germany and the Muslim Leader Mufti al Husseini.

The National Library has uncovered a telegram written by Heinrich Himmler and sent to Mufti al-Husseini, in which the Nazi leader expressed his support of the Palestinian struggle against the Jews.

Germany will stand firmly by the Palestinian people in their fight against the “criminal” Balfour Declaration, was the main message conveyed in the telegram that was recently uncovered in the archives of Israel’s National Library. The rare document, which the library assesses dates back to 1943, was written by infamous SS commander Heinrich Himmler and sent to Haj Amin al-Husseini, who served as the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem between 1921 to 1937.

The Nazi commander, who was one of the main masterminds behind the ‘Final Solution’ (the Nazi regime’s term for their plan to exterminate all of Europe’s Jews), wrote to the Muslim leader that “the joint recognition of the enemy, and the joint battle against him are what creates the firm allegiance between Germany and freedom-seeking Muslims all over the world.”

By Joy Bernard, Jerusalem Post, March 29, 2017

Himmler went on to tell the Mufti, who presided over the Palestinian territories during a particularly tumultuous period for the British Mandate ruling in the area, that his country was closely following the Palestinian resistance against the Balfour Declaration (the historic British document penned by Arthur James Balfour, the UK’s Foreign Secretary at the time, which openly supported “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.”)

“The National-Socialist movement of the great Germany has made its fight against world Jewry a guiding principle since its very beginning,” Himmler wrote. “For that reason it [the movement] has been closely following the battle of freedom-seeking Arabs- and especially in Palestine- against the Jewish invaders,” the Nazi leader added.

He finished his warm letter to the Mufti by writing: “In this spirit, I am happy to wish you on the first anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, warm wishes for the continuation of your battle until the big victory.”

This newly revealed document sheds more light on the strong connections historians have affirmed before between the Mufti and the top hierarchy of the Nazi regime. In 1937, the British Mandate sought to arrest al-Husseini due to his involvement in the Arab uprising. The Mufti fled to Lebanon and from there to Iraq, where he joined a pro-Nazi group that rebelled against the Iraqi regime and carried out a military coup in April 1941. When the coup failed, al-Husseini escaped to Nazi Germany, arriving in Berlin in November 1941. JPost

Video — New Marine Corps Commercial 2017: “Battles Won”

The new video “Battles Won,” features artistic statues representing famous battles fought by Marines over U.S. history.

Battles aren’t won solely on the field, that’s a common misconception, battles are won within,” says a voice over, over the sounds of gunfire and explosions. “Over enemies of fear, enemies of doubt. In that place, where promises are kept, promises to oneself. Promises to one’s community. Promises to one’s country.

In the heart of every Marine, you’ll find a promise. A promise forever kept. A promise, of battles won.

Making Peace With Christianity – Behold The Man: Jesus In Israeli Art

“Fascinating article in Israel Hayom (Israel’s most read newspaper) about a surge of interest by Israeli Jews — and especially by Israeli artists, authors and scholars — in the person of Jesus, his Jewish roots, and the Jewish roots of Christianity. There’s even a new exhibit at the Israel Museum of Israeli Jewish paintings depicting Jesus not as an enemy of the Jews but as a tragic figure of history.”
Joel C. Rosenberg

The exhibit “Behold the Man: Jesus in Israeli Art” at the Israel Museum treats Jesus not as an enemy of the Jews but as a tragic figure • “New winds” that began blowing decades ago are leading the two faiths to develop a better relationship.

An exhibit titled “Behold the Man: Jesus in Israeli Art” is currently on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Visitors may be surprised to see that Jesus — the Jewish Yeshua from the Galilee — is treated by Israeli artists not as an enemy but as a tragic figure.

Coincidentally or not, this exhibit comes after the publication of Amos Oz’s book “Judas,” which includes a heart-wrenching description of the crucifixion, and after the airing of the 15-part documentary series “And the Earth Was Without Form and Void — The Story of the Land of Israel.” In one episode, dedicated to Jesus and the birth of Christianity, narrator Yochi Brandes says, “I love Yeshua.

Researching the birth of Christianity, I learned that he is not to blame for the anti-Semitism or the persecution of Jews that was committed in his name throughout the generations. Yeshua lived and died as a Jew. A good Jew. A loyal Jew. An observant Jew. I don’t view him as a messiah, but I certainly see him as a prophet. … When I was a little girl in the ultra-Orthodox world I learned that Jesus — Yeshu in Hebrew — was an acronym for ‘yimach shmo vezichro,’ may his name and his memory be erased. That is why I make a point of calling him Yeshua, that is how I express my love and admiration for the great Jew.”  Hayom

Video:  Behold the Man – Jesus in Israeli Art

Former Montana State Univerity Student Sues School Over Suspension Related To His Anti-Transgender Views

The student tried to handle his disagreement with the trans-gender ideology in a mature way, while the graduate research assistant teaching the course Contemporary Issues in Human Sexuality  created a hostile environment because of a personal ideology.

According to the complaint, Doe was a student at MSU during the summer semester of 2014 when he enrolled in a class titled Contemporary Issues in Human Sexuality.

The class was led by Katherine Kujawa, a graduate research assistant.

Kujawa is named as a defendant along with the University and several other school officials.

At the start of the class, students were asked to sign a confidentiality agreement where they agreed not to discuss or share any information about other students outside of class.

One of the class lectures was about transgender issues.

A student in the class openly told the class that she was transgender, according to the complaint.

Doe objects to transgenderism, according to the complaint, and decided not to participate in the class conversation or the written reflection assignment at the end of class.

Doe instead asked Kujawa for an alternative assignment after class and he shared with Kujawa his discomfort with transgenderism.

According to the complaint, Doe also said he didn’t want to offend the transgender student by sharing his opinions…

According to the complaint, Kujawa pulled the transgender student aside after class and informed her that Doe did not approve of her lifestyle and that he could be a danger to her.

Kujawa recommended the student not sit near Doe, according to the complaint.

The transgender student told Kujawa she would file a complaint with the school and when Kujawa asked if she needed an escort, the student allegedly showed her a pocket knife and said she did not need assistance.

The Title IX complaint was filed with the school and an investigation was launched.

In May, Doe was called to the Dean’s office where he was served a complaint and told he could not be on campus while the investigation was in progress.

An MSU police officer then met with Doe and questioned him about his conversation with Kujawa and any intentions he might have.  Doe was then escorted off campus and told he would be charged with trespassing if he returned.

In an interview with the school’s Title IX investigator, Doe said he did not wish any harm to the transgender student and said his statements were misconstrued.

“Although he objected to transgenderism, he did not care how she chose to live her life,” according to the complaint.  Doe noted that he thought he had been talking to Kujawa in confidence and felt betrayed. KRTV

ICE Arrests Illegal-Immigrant Father Of One Rockville Rape Suspect

“Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes, a 43-year-old citizen of Guatemala, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on March 24, 2017, after a review of his immigration history revealed he was unlawfully present in the United States. He was issued a notice to appear in immigration court, and is currently detained at the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup, Maryland.”

Matthew Bourke, Spokesperson
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

According to Washington TV station WRC-4, Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Friday after it was discovered he and his rape-suspect son were in the U.S. illegally from Guatemala.

An ICE spokesman confirmed to Channel 4, the NBC affiliate in Washington, that Sanchez-Reyes, 43, is the father of Henry Sanchez-Millian, 18. The younger man and another Rockville High student (17-year-old Jose Montano) have been charged with first-degree rape in the attack on a 14-year-old girl at the school.

Sanchez-Millian was taken by the U.S. Border Patrol last August in Texas but benefitted from the Obama administration’s catch-and-release policies for Central American minors. He was sent to live with his father in Maryland, despite Sanchez-Reyes’ illegal status, while his own deportation case is litigated.  WashingtonTimes

PA Boyertown School District To Teenage Boy: Undress In Front Of Girls And Make It ‘Natural’

Neither the school district or school informed parents that it permitted students of one sex to use the locker rooms and bathrooms of students of the opposite sex.

The male student who complained was offered “reasonable and appropriate alternatives“.  The boy’s parents did not accept the alternatives.

In an unbelievable invasion of privacy, a Pennsylvania school district told a teenage boy that if a teenage girl is in the locker room with him, he should “tolerate” undressing in front of her and make it as “natural” as possible.

The boy, represented by Alliance Defending Freedom and Independence Law Center (ILC), is filing suit against the Boyertown Area School District, its superintendent, and the principal and assistant principal of Boyertown Area High School, accusing them of shaming him, violating his personal privacy, and sexually harassing him.

At the end of October 2016, the lawsuit alleges, the boy began changing in the locker room for physical education class. He was standing in his underwear about to put on his gym clothes when he realized there was a member of the opposite sex changing with him in the locker room, only wearing shorts and a bra.

The boy and several classmates reported the incident to the assistant principal, Dr. E. Wayne Foley. The lawsuit asserts, “Dr. Foley indicated that the legality was up in the air but that students who mentally identify themselves with the opposite sex could choose the locker room and bathroom to use, and physical sex did not matter.”

When the boy asked if there was anything that could be done to protect him from the situation, Foley told him to “tolerate” it and make it as “natural” as he possibly could, according to the lawsuit. Foley allegedly reiterated that the boy should make it “natural” as the boy exited.  DailyWire

Rollins College Suspends Student After He Challenged Muslim Professor

Rollins college in Florida suspended a straight-A Christian student after lies allegedly made by a Muslim professor.  The course was “Muslim Humanities” (the irony!).  The word of the professor was taken with no investigation by the college.

The school’s academic double standard and complacency with dangerous hate speech is on full display.

Not even a year after Radical Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen killed 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, Rollins College officials are punishing a Christian Conservative student who challenged a liberal Muslim professor and radicalized Muslim student during a conversation on the application of Sharia Law.

Marshall Polston confirmed to the Central Florida Post that Professor Areeje Zufari, who teaches a “Muslim Humanities” course at Rollins, has made outlandish claims against him and even filed a false police report.

Early on in the class, Polston said he realized the professor was harboring Anti-Christian beliefs, demonstrated by the professor’s assertion that the crucifixion of Jesus was a hoax and that his disciples did not believe he was God.

“It was very off-putting and flat out odd. I’ve traveled the Middle East, lectured at the Salahaddin University, and immersed myself in Muslim culture for many years. Honestly, it reminded me of some of the more radical groups I researched when abroad.”

Whether religious or not, I believe even those with limited knowledge of Christianity can agree that according to the text, Jesus was crucified and his followers did believe he was divine… that he was “God.” Regardless, to assert the contrary as academic fact is not supported by the evidence.

Polston says that he challenged her on this point during a class discussion and after that, Professor Zufari promptly failed him on a major essay and refused to provide input as to why she issued a 52% grade for the essay.

One student in the class contacted the FBI

The student, a yet to be identified Muslim male, is said to have showcased a very strict adherence to the Quaran in previous group talks. But this time, he went too far for many students in the classroom.

“He stated that a good punishment for gays, adulterers, and thieves was the removal of a certain body part, as determined by Sharia law.  It took a few seconds for me to realize that he actually said that, especially after what this community has faced with the tragic loss of life at Pulse,” explained Polston.

The Muslim college professor jokingly responded to the student that he was “in time-out” or something to that effect, and should remain quiet for a few minutes. Several students, of both Islamic and Christian backgrounds, thought the teacher should have reported the incident, but the request fell on deaf ears.

One student, who asked to remain anonymous, even reported the incident to the F.B.I., figuring it was better to say something than just ignore it. CentralFloridaPost

Biblical King’s Palace Found Under Shrine Destoryed by ISIS

ISIS is going around destroying any and all historical sites that belong to any religion besides Islam.

But they may have just unwittingly helped prove the veracity of at least one book of the Bible.

While occupying the Iraqi city of Mosul, ISIS demolished the traditional Tomb of Jonah, the biblical prophet tasked with preaching to the people of the Assyrian capital of Nineveh.

After ISIS was recently pushed out of Mosul, archeologists had a chance to examine the wreckage, and made a stunning discovery.

Fox News reported that below the ancient tomb lies the long-lost palace of the Assyrian King Sennacherib, whose invasion of Judah and miraculous defeat before the walls of Jerusalem is extensively documented in the Bible.

In the palace, archeologists have begun to uncover ancient inscriptions and documents from the time of Sennacherib, his son King Esarhaddon, and his son King Ashurbanipal.

The find is one of the more exciting archeological finds in recent years, and provides yet further evidence that the biblical account of Middle East history is accurate.

Article courtesy of I IsraelToday

Liberal Mom Aghast As Huge Guy Wearing Lakers Jersey Walks Into Ladies’ Restroom

A liberal mom had an eye-opening experience in the ladies’ restroom when in walked a “very large, burly man in a Lakers Jersey”.

The same eye-opener that Maya Dillard Smith, Interim Director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union who resigned after seeing how the bathroom law affected her elementary-aged daughters.

Some people seem to lack reasoning skills and are incapable of foreseeing the consequences of an action – even when informed it will happen – until those consequences happen to them.

Is their focus so narrow they look at things one way (agenda reality-deniers way ), not seeing that one action can have many consequences. The expression can’t see the forest for the trees applies here.

A liberal mom got a rude awakening that changed her views about the “bathroom debate” and decided to share her story regardless of what the backlash would be. This is a reality check like no other.

Kristen Quintrall Lavin runs a blog called, “The Get Real Mom,” in which she exposes the harsh realities of what she calls, “momming.” However, on a recent trip to Disneyland with her young son, Lavin, she was exposed to another harsh reality — the reality of bathroom stalking, which made her question her progressive liberal views on the bathroom debate.

Lavin commented on her blog that she has seen and supported “transgender” women — men identifying as women — using women’s public restrooms prior to the incident happening at Disneyland. “Transgenders who certainly felt comfortable in the women’s room and probably frightened to go into the men’s. At these times, I smiled … I peed … and life went on.”

Then, all of that changed when she was at Disneyland with her friend, her son, and her friend’s son.

“I went to the bathroom while she watched our boys in their strollers, and then I did the same.” Lavin wrote.

That is when a “very large, burly man in a Lakers Jersey” walked into the bathroom and leaned against the wall. Lavin spoke about seeing about 12 other women and children just staring at the man, wondering what he was doing in the women’s room and that their collective silence is what caused her to tell her story.

Must read full article at Conservative Tribune