Fake News: CNN’s Jim Acosta Claims ‘1,552 Mass Shootings’ Since Sandy Hook

On December 14, 2017, CNN’s Jim Acosta claimed America has witnessed “1,552 mass shootings” since the heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School.

This means Acosta is claiming an average of approximately 310 mass shootings a year for each of the past five years.

It is important to note that he attempts to bolster this claim via information provided by a tracking site sponsored by gun controllers. That tracking site–the Gun Violence Archive–diverges from FBI definition of a mass shooting as four fatalities or more in one incident so as to include shootings in which no fatalities occur.

Other members of the left have been spewing similar numbers for years. At times, their claims have gotten so outlandish that members of their own circles have called them out for it.

For example, in December 2015 Breitbart News reported that Mother Jones’ editor Mark Follman called out leftists for claiming “355 mass shootings” in that calendar year alone. Follman published a column in the The New York Timeswhich said:

At Mother Jones, where I work as an editor, we have compiled an in-depth open-source database covering more than three decades of public mass shootings. By our measure, there have been four “mass shootings” this year, including the one in San Bernardino, and at least 73 such attacks since 1982.

Note–using the actual FBI definition of mass shootings, Follman could only find four mass shootings for the entire year, yet leftists were claiming 355.

Think about it this way–It is easy to swell the number of car accidents recorded for a given year if butterflies hitting the windshield are counted as an accident. Moreover, it is easy to swell the number of falls recorded every year if stumbling without actually falling is counting as a fall nonetheless.

In the same way, it is easy to swell the number of mass shootings if the definition of mass shooting is changed so as to include street crimes in which no one is killed or by including the life of the attacker in the reported number of deaths resulting from an alleged shooting. The Gun Violence Archive does both these things and Acosta’s tweet ultimately rests on that approach to claim “1552 mass shootings” during the past five years.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange

 

Lindsey Vonn Opens Up About Backlash She Received After Criticizing President Trump

Olympic skiing sensation Lindsey Vonn took to social media on Tuesday, to share her thoughts on the backlash she received after making critical comments about President Trump last week.

Vonn made it clear in an interview with CNN that she would “absolutely not,” visit the White House if invited. She also said that she would “represent the people of the United States, not the president.”

The two-time Olympic medalist went on to imply that President Trump does not represent America well in the world. “I want to represent our country well, ” Vonn said. “I don’t think that there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that.”

Vonn posted a lengthy response to the criticism she receiver after making those comments, on Instagram:

 

As I head to France for the next races, I would like to share with you my reflections from the past few days. I’ve received a tremendous amount of feedback, both positive and negative, about my recent CNN interview. The point that I was trying to articulate is that all Olympic athletes represent their nation as a whole, and are not representatives of their government or any specific political figure or party. None of us work tirelessly for years on end to compete in the Olympics on behalf of Democrats or Republicans. The Olympics are a non-political event, a chance for everyone to put aside their differences and be on the same “team.”. That does not mean that Olympic athletes don’t have political opinions. As an American, I am extremely proud that our great nation was founded on principals and ideals where citizens can express our opinions openly. It is a privilege that some others around the world don’t have. I am proud to be an American, and I want our country to continue to be a symbol of hope, compassion, inclusion and world unity. My travels around the world have recently made clear that this is no longer how people view the United States. You cannot pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV in Europe without noticing how people are questioning our direction. It seems to me that we must lead with understanding and strive for unity in our relationships throughout the world. As for myself, my recent comments opened up my eyes as to how divided we are right now. It is hurtful to read comments where people are hoping I break my neck or that God is punishing me for being “anti-Trump.” We need to find a way to put aside our differences and find common ground in communicating. Is it wrong to hope for a better world? All of this is much bigger than skiing and the Olympics. I am going to take the next two months to focus on what I can do and right now that is competing for my country. In doing that, I will be hoping that we Americans can still be that “shining city on a hill.”

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While the response Vonn receiver for her comments may have woken her up to how “divided” we are at home, Vonn’s comments also indicate that she is just as divisive as anyone else. Vonn not only made critical comments about President Trump and his leadership, she also identified Colin Kaepernick, Arthur Ashe, and Billie Jean King, as athlete-activists whom she admires.

Needless to say, there is no conservative amongst that trio of politically outspoken athletes.

While there’s no justification for anyone to wish physical harm upon Vonn, the legitimate political backlash she received, was well-deserved.

We Caught Him! Democrat Leader Arrested For 113 Counts Of Bribery, Money Laundering, Defrauding The IRS

Another day, another democrat exposed. It seems like there are few liberals who aren’t involved in shady business – but this one might win worst crime yet.

Under Obama, liberals (figuratively) got away with murder. Some sexually assaulted staff. Others were indicted for various financial crimes. Many continue to undermine our Constitution through lies, slander, and corruption.

Although some really take the cake. The latest democrat to fall makes Hillary look like Mother Teresa. Former Massachusetts state Sen. Brian Joyce has just been arrested. The crimes? Well, how much time do you have?

From The Federalist Papers:

Former Massachusetts state Sen. Brian Joyce – who served nine terms, was arrested and charged with running his official office as a “criminal enterprise” and faces a whopping 113-count federal indictment.

The sleazebag senator reportedly took at least $1 million in bribes and kickbacks using the power of his office. He was also charged with racketeering, extortion, fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to defraud the IRS. He faces decades in prison.

Joyce, 55, was taken into custody Friday by the FBI following a two-year investigation…

Prosecutors say Joyce used his law practice, which he ran while working as a full-time legislator, to launder the proceeds of his schemes by “falsely characterizing the bribe and kickback payments as legal referral fees,” and that he lied to the state Ethics Commission about the payments.

Joyce really knew how to milk his position. When they caught him, his office was full of Dunkin Donuts coffee. Why? It was a bribe from a local chain. Joyce got free dry cleaning in exchange for favors. He used campaign money to pay for his son’s graduation party. He also manipulated real estate deals for his own profit.

The charges go on and on. I guess Joyce was convinced that Obama’s FBI wouldn’t go after him. With all the scandal that came out of that administration, I’m not surprised. Liberals do a good job of protecting each other. Obama’s flunkies would have looked the other way. Clinton would have too, if she was President.

But not Trump. The FBI nabbed this guy, thanks to his influence. We are in an age of swamp draining. Corrupt politicians won’t be able to last for much longer. More are exposed each day. That’s not going to stop.

My advice to politicians: buy your own coffee.

Source: The Federalist Papers and Patriot Journal

California Democrat Maxine Waters Charged on 3 Counts. Do You Support This?

The House Ethics Committee has finally charged Maxine Waters (D-CA) with corruption.
Here’s what she did:

In 2008, Maxine arranged a meeting between the Treasury Department and representatives of OneUnited bank – where her husband was a notable shareholder.

As a member of the House Financial Committee, she was able to directly contact then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to speak with him about meeting with minority-owned banks. Through her efforts, OneUnited bank was able to obtain $12 million in federal bailout funding to help cover expected losses from the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

If OneUnited had gone under, Maxine’s husband could have lost as much as $350,000. Oh, and she hired her own grandson (Mikael Moore) to work as her chief of staff.

“By contacting then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to request a meeting, allegedly for a group of minority-owned banks, but then arranging for only one bank – OneUnited, in which she had a financial interest – to attend, Rep.

Waters violated House conflict of interest rules,” argues Melanie Sloan, Executive Director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

These are the rules she broke:
• A House rule requiring members to act in ways that reflect “credibly” on the chamber
• A House rule prohibiting lawmakers from using their positions for financial gain
• A government ethics statute banning the dispensing of “special favors”
In 2011, Maxine made it onto CREW’s list of “most corrupt” politicians. Today, at age 78, she has emerged as one of the country’s leading critics of President Trump.

Dave Hodges of The Common Sense Show calls Maxine the “poster child” for “the congressional group who vehemently opposes Donald Trump, refuses to work with him even though he’s extended his hand across the aisle, even though he’s a man that has set up apprentice programs in Maxine Waters’ district…this country is on a collision course with civil war because of people like Maxine Waters.”

Author’s Note: Maxine has a long history of suspicious behavior. She is a crazy person who has been elected to the House 10 times. The media likes to cover her antics but has mostly avoided covering her corruption charges. This could actually be a move by Democrats to get rid of her.

COCKY MUSLIM BASKETBALL PLAYER SHOOTS HOOPS DURING NATIONAL ANTHEM – GETS SMACKED DOWN BY LONE PATRIOT

No matter how many acts of disrespect, acts of aggression, and even acts of terrorism Muslims end up committing, the far left continues to tell us that they’re a “religion of peace.” Unfortunately, during a recent college basketball game in Kansas in which one of the Muslim players disrespected our flag, people learned the hard way that this isn’t the case.

The Quran is unlike any other holy book in that it advocates for a tribal morality—rather than urging people to follow the “golden rule,” it urges followers to lie, cheat, steal, and even commit acts of violence against the “infidels,” or “non-Muslims.”

It should come as no surprise then that a Muslim basketball player at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas, just decided to massively disrespect our anthem in the most disgusting of ways. Thankfully however, there was a lone patriot in the crowd who was completely fed up—and he decided to take action and make sure that this didn’t happen again.

“Jim Howard, of Garden City, Kansas, is a red-blooded, American patriot and a faithful supporter of the athletic program at the local community,” Todd Starnes of Fox News reports. So when he saw Rasool Samir, a 19-year-old Muslim player shooting hoops during the national anthem, he immediately grew red with fury.

Howard darted down the bleachers and immediately confronted the disrespectful player. “I walked onto the floor and I told the guy he should respect the flag, and if he’s not going to respect the flag, he should get off the court and get out of the gym,” Mr. Howard told the Todd Starnes Show.

“You should respect the flag. If you don’t respect the flag, just stay seated. Don’t make a big scene,” he said. “At least respect the people that paid for your scholarship to get you on this campus – like myself and everyone else in that gym.” To make matters worse, the Muslim player was also on a scholarship.

A police was then called into break things up, and thankfully, the crowd had enough common sense to realize what was going on—they immediately erupted into applause after seeing a courageous patriot putting a young, arrogant thug in his place. Many of them even shook his hand afterwards.

The Garden City Telegram reported that a police officer broke up the confrontation – telling Mr. Howard to return to his seat and escorting the player off the court.

When that happened, a number of people in the stands gave Mr. Howard a standing ovation and some fans even came over to shake the man’s hand.

It seems, they too – had had enough.

“Everyone around town was patting me on my back and saying thank you,” he said.

The following day Samir was dismissed from the team.

However, there are two versions as to what happened. The local newspaper says it was Samir’s decision to leave. But the American Civil Liberties Union claims the young man was kicked off the team.

The Kansas chapter of the ACLU fired off a letter to the community college demanding answers and claiming that Samir’s constitutional rights were violated.

“He refrained from participating in the national anthem because he is a Muslim and his faith prohibits acts of reverence to anything but God,” the ACLU wrote in a letter to the school.

Well, if that’s the case, why didn’t Samir stay inside the locker room with the rest of the team during the national anthem?

“Samir was engaged in protected First Amendment activity when he declined to observe the national anthem,” the ACLU wrote. “Moreover, Samir’s objection was motivated by his religious beliefs and thus, was protected on free speech exercise grounds.”

If, in fact, Samir’s Muslim faith prohibits him from honoring America and our flag, perhaps he might feel more comfortable playing basketball somewhere else? I hear the Iran and Saudi Arabia are quite lovely this time of year.

As for Mr. Howard, I’m not surprised to hear that many folks around town are giving him a pat on the back and shaking his hand. He did what every patriotic sports fan in the country has wanted to do.

This was more than just “exercising his first amendment rights.” If it were simply about him respecting his religion, he would have simply stayed inside the locker room and prayed. Instead, he blatantly went out of his way to cause a ruckus during our national anthem—this was no mistake, mark my words.

He obviously did this intentionally, in order to broadcast just how little respect he has for this country. Of course the far left ACLU is defending him, but if there’s any justice in this country, he will stay off the team…permanently.

Source : Silence is Consent

REMOVE OBAMA Highway Name? Do we Need To Get Back The Previous Name of `Old Dixie’ Highway?

 

Often times most of us are quick to disregard the importance of names. With so many new things being created every day, things of the past can be perceived as “less relevant”. But, it’s for this same reason that names also have one valuable role. They allow us to preserve our legacy and heritage.
Over the last few months, we have heard how liberals have tried to desecrate the history of our ancestors by trying to remove Confederate monuments from our cities. Now they are going a step further and they are trying to remove the name “Dixie” from our history.
Old Dixie Highway located in Riviera Beach, Florida is officially being renamed as “President Barack Obama Highway”. The change was decided after city officials concluded the old name was “racist and offensive”. They believe that by changing it to “Obama”, they will get a clean slate on history.
“(The street is) symbolic of racism, symbolic of the clan, symbolic of cross burnings and today we are stepping up to a new day, a new era,” said the mayor of Riviera Beach.While it was indeed true that in the past there was some KKK activity in the Riviera Beach and the major may want to distance themselves from that. To believe that they can hold the name “Dixie “accountable for such history borders between insult and stupidity.There is nothing racist with either “Dixie” or Confederate monuments.
They are part of the American history and are part of a rich culture that goes beyond whatever bad liberals may want to attach to it.To arbitrarily decide that President Obama may be more relevant to American History than hundreds of years of heritage is ludicrous. On top of that, Obama has never done anything for equality in America.For those who believe he is a role model for Afro Americans. He was raised by outside the country, and his black heritage comes from his Kenyan father who abandoned him. He was raised by a white couple and never understood any of the racial conflicts in this country.
Obama’s self-claim of representing “African Americans” while sharing no heritage or culture has probably been the most racist proclamation of modern politics.
It’s time that people stopped trying to use public stunts like this to “foster unity”. A real sense of unity can only come from sharing common goals and improving together throughout generations. Renaming a heritage street with the name of the worst president of American History is not proof of anything.

BREAKING: JOHN MCCAIN DID IT! This Is WRONG on EVERY LEVEL! RESIGN NOW!

John McCain, has been going after President Donald Trump since the first day he stepped in the White House. This two-time presidential candidate just couldn’t bare losing again so he spends every hour of his sunset days thinking and coming up with new, conniving ideas on how to harm his campaign.

Just a few days back he  made a public claim in an Esquire interview saying that he  “doesn’t think the president has a set of principles and beliefs.” 

Unfortunately for him, just a while later we discovered a secret of his own that he surely would rather keep berried. After something like this, it sure makes you wonder who is really morally flawed and has a lack of principles an beliefs?

This old man is yet another addition to the list of liberals who have been associated with various sex scandals, over the past few weeks. After Al Franken, Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer were revealed to be involved in a series of misconducts, involving  sexual abuse on women, now it appears that John McCain is  no better than any of them.

John McCain’s habit of looking after himself first is no secret. He has always put his interest in front of his friends, associates, his political party and even his own family.

This recent news reveals a secret he was successfully keeping from his wife for quite some time now. Namely, he allegedly had an affair with lobbyist Vicki Iseman.

More people who were involved in his campaign said, while requesting to remain anonymous, that “A female lobbyist had been turning up with him at fund-raisers, visiting his offices and accompanying him on a client’s corporate jet.”

After they became afraid that the relationship may harm his campaign, some of his advisers tried to protect him by attempting to keep the woman away from  the presidential candidate.

However, this is merely the surface of his nasty habits.

Most of you can recall McCain’s famous story of him being a “Vietnam war hero” who had been shot and captured by the North Vietnamese and held as prisoner from 1967 until 1973. He’s very proud of his war background, parading it around like some sort of trophy.

But, the real victim of this incident was really his first wife Carol, who was kept in the dark all those years, unaware of her husbands whereabouts.  This burden takes a toll on a woman’s life. Shortly after, she was involved in a car accident which left her disfigured and bound to a wheelchair.

As a result of her inability to move, she quickly gained a lot of weight. McCain, no longer satisfied with his wife’s appearance, guickly tossed her out.

According to the  The Daily Mail  John McCain came back to the U.U in 1973 when he discovered his wife had survived a terrible accident three  years earlier, that left her impaired.  From Daily Mail say that her car slipped and crashed into a telegraph, on Christmas Eve, 1969. She suffered severe internal injuries and both her pelvis and one arm were shattered.

Now, she manages to stand up but still has an odd walk due to her pronounced limp.

Soon after his arrival, McCain divorced her and traded her in for a younger model, his current wife, Cindy was not only beautiful, but also a lot younger than him and a wealthy heiress. Carol no longer was the beautiful model that McCain married so he had no problem getting rid of her.

Heavy.com reported that “The Couple Met When John McCain Was Still Married to Ex-Wife Carol. John McCain married Cindy five weeks after his divorce from Carol, who happened to be close friends with the Reagans,”

This man has the decency to lecture anyone on “principles” when he clearly has none whatsoever.

Share this story to make people realize the truth. Once a traitor, always a traitor. If he could cheat on his own wife, who’s to say that he won’t cheat on our country as well.

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This will destroy her chances to run against Trump in 2020!

Over the past several weeks, there have been dozens of politicians and celebrities accused of sexual assault and harassment. Though many of these allegations have been toward men in positions of authority one woman has stepped forward naming the talk show queen and Barack Obama supporter, Oprah Winfrey of sexual crimes.

For decades, Oprah has crafted a persona of a caring and nurturing woman who supports women making it big in the media world, but that is not who she truly is. As it turns out, Oprah has some nasty skeletons in her closet that she has kept hidden to keep up her squeaky-clean image to make a presidential bid in 2020. However, someone just opened that closed closeted door, and the truth has come out about her sex scandal that will destroy any chance of her running for president for good.

In a new stunning report, British actress Kadian Noble has charged the talk show queen of failing to warn her about Weinstein’s sexual deviancy and even prodded Noble to speak with him to advance her career. Noble claims that Winfrey also went as far as to say that she could trust Weinstein and even praised the serial rapist alongside former supermodel Naomi Campbell knowing full well that he would sexually assault her.

ABC News Reports:

British actress Kadian Noble claims Harvey Weinstein assaulted her in Cannes hotel room, files lawsuit for sex trafficking

An aspiring British actress tearfully described Tuesday how Harvey Weinstein in 2014 made her stand in front of a bathroom mirror and forced her to perform a sex act while pretending to be interested in her career.

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Kadian Noble has become the 86th woman to publicly accuse the disgraced movie mogul of sexual assault. Noble is not only suing Weinstein; she’s going after him as an alleged sex trafficker.

In her lawsuit, she accuses The Weinstein Company of violating federal sex trafficking laws by “benefiting from, and knowingly facilitating, the venture in which Harvey Weinstein traveled in foreign commerce to recruit or entice female actors into forced or coerced sexual encounters on the promise of roles.”

According to Noble’s lawsuit, it was “common practice” of Weinstein and “well-known” to his brother Bob Weinstein that Harvey Weinstein would travel abroad and to different states to recruit, solicit and entice young female actresses with promises of film roles only to then use force, fraud or coercion to engage them in sex. She is seeking damages under U.S. sex trafficking laws.

At a press conference today in New York, Noble addressed Harvey Weinstein directly: “You completely misused the gift that you have to create magic in this world to absolutely take advantage of people.”

Her lawsuit claims Harvey Weinstein asked her to his Le Majestic hotel room in Cannes in 2014 “to review her reel with her and discuss further steps in securing the role he had previously targeted for her.”

Once there, the lawsuit said Harvey Weinstein “began massaging Kadian and then gripped her shoulders.”

The lawsuit claims Harvey Weinstein told Noble that for “audition purposes” she needed to walk up and down the room for him, which she did.

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Harvey Weinstein then allegedly called an unnamed Weinstein Company producer in the United States and put him on the phone with Noble, the lawsuit said. The Weinstein Company producer allegedly told Noble that she needed to be “a good girl and do whatever he wished,” and if she did, then “they would work” with her further, the lawsuit said.

Harvey Weinstein then allegedly pulled her closer and groped her breasts. She resisted, exclaiming, “No, Harvey, no,” the suit said.

However, at the same time, Noble felt compelled to comply with Harvey Weinstein’s demands because of the tangible and intangible benefits he offered to advance her career, according to the suit.

Weinstein allegedly pulled Noble into the bathroom and told her to relax while he gripped her firmly. He then started to rub her breast and buttocks, according to the suit. Noble allegedly told him to stop and tried to leave the bathroom, but Weinstein blocked her exit, according to the suit.

Weinstein then pulled down Noble’s shirt and forced his leg between her legs, and rubbed her genitals and began masturbating, the suit said.

Noble again implored him to stop, and struggled against him physically, trying to escape the bathroom, according to the suit. Weinstein then continued to sexually assault her, the suit said.

A representative for Harvey Weinstein said in a statement, “Mr. Weinstein denies allegations of non-consensual sex. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”

Neither a representative for Bob Weinstein nor The Weinstein Company immediately responds to ABC News’ request for comment.

It is horrible to hear that this woman was victimized this way and what makes it even worse it was by someone who she trusted. Oprah Winfrey should be held accountable for her actions since appears to be equally culpable in destroying women’s lives. If more people step forward and are able to corroborate Noble’s story there would be a good chance of stopping the sexual deviancy occurring in Hollywood.

 

Laura Ingraham Made a Chilling Prediction 2 Weeks Ago — It’s Already Coming True!

Liberals are sick Machiavellian operatives. They have politicized everything in this country because they know how it corrupts people and makes them easier to manipulate. For that reason they believe, to paraphrase the Left’s former idol, Benito Mussolini, ‘all within politics, nothing outside politics, nothing against politics.”

Since October, our society has been undergoing the exposure to how extensive sexual harassment and assaults are in this country. It began with Harvey Weinstein in Hollywood, but the moment it crossed into Congress the issue became politicized.

What should have been clear to all, but was not, was how the politicization of the crime would be so quickly used to try and get President Trump to resign, if not impeached.

Sarah Palin notes that several weeks ago, Fox News host Laura Ingraham warned that this very thing would happen.

On her December 12 show, Ingraham said, “I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so.”

The Fox News host reminded audiences that the she had previously viewed the promised resignation of Senator Al Franken (D-MN) as the Left’s sacrifice on the altar of political expediency in aiming for Trump.

Head priestess of the sacrifice was Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

“Kirsten Gillibrand is the de-facto leader now of the ‘Get Trump Crusade’”, said Ingraham, “Do you remember her voicing such concern for Bill Clinton’s accusers when he was appearing at her fundraisers? Neither do I.”

As further proof that the Left was manipulating the suffering of women, Ingraham noted that several of Trump’s prior accusers had ‘re-aired their allegations’ that was quickly followed up by Democrats calling for Trump to resign.

“I’m sure it’s all just a total coincidence,” Ingraham said bemusedly.

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