January 13, 2016

AP Reporter Mystified by World Markets’ Dive, With ‘Economies on the Mend’

It would appear that Yuri Kageyama at the Associated Press has fallen into the trap of believing the rubbish her employer and much of the rest of the world’s press has been pushing about how the world’s economies really aren’t performing all that poorly, that this “new normal” world isn’t all that bad, and what we are seeing is all we have a right to expect.

You see, Kageyama doesn’t understand why the world’s stock markets are tanking when there is so much “data showing economies on the mend.”

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NY Times Headline, As Iran Humiliates U.S.: ‘Release of U.S. Sailors Hailed as a Sign of Warmer Relations’

Iran’s increasing belligerence towards the United States in the wake of — or, more accurately, as a result of — the so-called nuclear “deal” between the two countries is unmistakable, as is the Obama’s willingness — no, make that eagerness — to kowtow before that rogue regime.

Thus, the facade created at the New York Times by reporters Thomas Erdbrink and Helene Cooper after Iran released ten U.S. sailors who were captured and detained on Tuesday should be cause for embarrassment at the Old Gray Lady, except that it appears to no longer have any sense of shame, or even of reality: “Iran’s Swift Release of U.S. Sailors Hailed as a Sign of Warmer Relations” (bolds are mine throughout this post):

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Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (011316)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Missouri Woman Credits Second Amendment for Saving Her Family

Filed under: 2nd Amendment,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Springfield, Missouri (video at link; HT Gateway Pundit):

POSTED 4:51 PM, JANUARY 5, 2016

A Missouri woman says the right to carry a gun saved her family’s life last Sunday night. They were filling up their vehicle at a gas station when a man, armed with a knife, opened the door to get inside.

The family of four stopped at the Rapid Roberts on Sunshine Street just west of Highway 65 at about 8pm. A man approached their car acting strange.

Katie Claxton describes the tense moments in a Facebook post:

He opened the door and pulled put a knife about the size of a machete and pointed it at me while starting to get in the van. I screamed, “Matt get your gun!!!!” And the guy stopped getting in the car and said, “You’re lucky he has a gun” and then shut the door and started walking away.”

Claxton says she told her husband Matt to shoot the stranger. Instead, he fired off a call to 911. …

Go here for the rest of the story.

Tavis Smiley Reprise: Blacks Have Lost Ground Under Obama ‘On Every Leading Economic Issue’

In October 2013, late-night PBS talk-show host and author Tavis Smiley told Sean Hannity at Fox News that “The data is going to indicate sadly that when the Obama administration is over, black people will have lost ground in every single leading economic indicator category.”

On Monday, on the eve of what has been said to be President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address, Smiley was again on Fox News, this time with Megyn Kelly. Sadly, 27 months later, his message hasn’t changed, nor has its fundamental truth.

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