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June 12, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (6-12-2016)

Obama Allows That ISIS-Allied, Allah Akbar-Shouting Mass Shooter Might be a Terrorist, Immediately Blames America and Guns

Of course. Because it's his nature explained the ideological asshole.

The Muslim Shield and Willful Blindness

Gilroy, a former Fort Pierce police officer, said Mateen frequently made homophobic and racial comments. Gilroy said he complained to his employer several times but it did nothing because he was Muslim. Gilroy quit after he said Mateen began stalking him via multiple text messages - 20 or 30 a day. He also sent Gilroy 13 to 15 phone messages a day, he said.

"I quit because everything he said was toxic," Gilroy said Sunday, "and the company wouldn't do anything. This guy was unhinged and unstable. He talked of killing people." Gilroy said this shooting didn't come as a surprise to him.

Related: German High School Girls Cover Up Their Own Sexual Assault by Older Refugee Men Out of Political Correctness

DHS Official Who Protected Terrorist Suspect Won't be Punished, Gets a Promotion Instead

Just as insane and infuriating as it sounds. Irene Martin went out of her way to prevent FBI agents from arresting Enrique Marquez, who supplied the guns to Farook and Malik, during an unrelated immigration interview the day after the San Bernadino shootings.

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Unfunded Pension Debt Now Exceeds $40,000 Per American Household

I hope you have enough savings to keep all those state, city and federal retirees in the lifestyle they're accustomed to.

Gawker Declares Bankruptcy, Puts Assets Up For Sale

Gawker made the world a worse place so good riddance.

Overwrought WIRED: Gawker's Bankruptcy Is How a Free Press Dies, One VC at a Time

How Democrats Win Debates By Corrupting The English Language

'Loopholes', 'stealing' and 'bans'.

Charles C.W. Cooke: "Forget Manipulative Editing - Katie Couric's Team Likely Violated Federal Law"

The problem for Soechtig - and for her broader argument - is that these transactions weren't in fact legal. Not even close. Under existing federal law, one may obtain firearms outside of one's state of residence only from a federally licensed firearms dealer. Moreover, at least until Mance v. Lynch is resolved, one may legally obtain a handgun only in one's own state of residence. If, as Soechtig claims, a Colorado resident purchased three handguns and a rifle from a private seller in another state, he broke federal law at least four times.

Meanwhile EPIX seems to have memory-holed Couric's documentary.

Why Are There Still Ashtrays on Planes?

How to Mine Platinum From the Side of the Road

Quite educational about chemistry and metal extraction - and yes they did succeed in collecting about $200 worth of platinum. Probably can't scale though.

Fred Blassie's Greatest Work

When Did 'Dumpster Fire' Become a Thing?

Mel Gibson Working On A Sequel To 'The Passion Of The Christ'

Horny Arizona Man Arrested For Attacking Wife

With a knife.


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