Guest: Barry Jacobsen, military historian and blogger..........we will talk about the gun control debate......the latest from the Middle East.....Russia and Syria.....ISIS.....Israel and Iran.............plus other stories...
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As the FARC has largely funded itself on ransom cash and drug trafficking, there is a high chance that illicit money will enter the Colombian political system through them [sic].Colombia voters rejected the peace deal in 2016. That Santos went ahead with it anyway – in violation of the Colombian constitution, critics note – appears to have done little to improve popular sentiment towards the terrorist organization.On February 2, “Timochenko” made his first official campaign appearance in Quindío, an area that Colombia’s El Tiempo notes was chosen because it was the “cradle of history commanders” of the FARC like “Timochenko” himself. Crowds in the town received the presidential candidate and terror chief with chants of “terrorist, murderer, get out!”The FARC canceled a second appearance in public that weekend.
"“At some point, we’re going to be fatigued with everybody being the victim,” Thomas, the second African American to serve on the Supreme Court, said during an on-stage interview at the Library of Congress in Washington.
Thomas, a conservative appointed to the bench in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, recalled recently being with a young black woman in Kansas who told him, “I’m really tired of having to play the role of being black. I just want to go to school.”
“I just get worn down,” Thomas said.
The justice said his grandfather had a tough life but never considered himself a victim.
“When I was a kid, there were tons of people who were in really bad circumstances,” Thomas said. “My grandfather would not let us wallow in that.”
Thomas added: “He’s my hero. He’s the single greatest human being I’ve ever met. With nine months of education. But he never saw himself as a victim.”This is why we love Justice Thomas.
Governor Romney will soon be Senator Romney of Utah. I'm happy to hear that because I've been a fan of Mr. Romney for quite some time. I voted for him 2012 and we remember when President Obama mocked Governor Romney's debate point that Russia was our # 1 threat.— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) February 16, 2018
The Mueller indictments are rather interesting:— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) February 16, 2018
13 Russians are accused of spreading bad information about Mrs. Clinton... denigrating Senators Cruz, Rubio & Sanders and then Mr. Trump.
Remember when Mr. Romney brought up the Russians threat and Pres. Obama mocked him?
Interesting headline: "Secret surveillance court puts pressure on DOJ over Carter Page warrant records...." (Fox)— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) February 16, 2018
The allegation is Obama FBI's relied on the unverified anti-Trump dossier in their FISA application & failed to disclose the document's Democratic funding.........
"Throughout the week of February 5, CNN could only scrape together an average 674,000 total day viewers. During the all-important primetime hours, CNN averaged only 888,000 viewers......"It's a shame but reality. CNN decided to get into a ratings contest with MSNBC. The net result of that they lost and have killed their reputation.
"It is a horrifying statistic. And it is wrong."
On Thursday, Pres Obama called for long overdue "common sense gun safety laws".— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) February 16, 2018
Question: What does that mean? Nobody knows!
Better question: Why didn’t he do it with Senate and House majorities? They had the votes and punted. So how serious is he really?