Friday, December 9, 2016

Facebook discloses new measurement errors, continues to hone its math

Facebook discloses new measurement errors, continues to hone its math: Math is hard, even for Facebook. And it’s getting harder to trust Facebook’s math, even as the social network fine-tunes its calculations.

For the third time since September, Facebook is disclosing new measurement errors. The two new errors affected the reaction counts Facebook reports on Pages’ Live videos, as well as the engagement figures Facebook reports for off-Facebook links; the latter link engagement metrics were recently used in investigations by BuzzFeed and The New York Times into fake news articles’ performance on Facebook.

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Center for Security Policy | The Refugee Resettlement Process is Already Discriminatory

Center for Security Policy | The Refugee Resettlement Process is Already Discriminatory: President Obama made headlines today in reaction to a question from the press regarding the possibility of taking in Syrian Christian and other religious minorities ahead or in place of Syrian Muslims (Syria is majority Sunni Muslim.) The President responded aggressively claiming such a policy was, “… not American. That’s not who we are. We don’t have religious tests to our compassion.”

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First two months of FY2017, Somali ‘refugees’ entering US at highest rate ever! « Refugee Resettlement Watch

First two months of FY2017, Somali ‘refugees’ entering US at highest rate ever! « Refugee Resettlement Watch: I mentioned this fact a few days ago here when I analyzed the first 6 weeks of FY17 (it began on October 1, 2016), but now the data is in for the first two full months.

You can’t make this up!

In light of the many Somalis who have been arrested and convicted on terrorism charges (here is the most recent case) and in light of two highly publicized cases of Somali youths we cared for on our taxpayer dime attempting to kill Americans since September in St. Cloud, MN and in Columbus, OH, we are admitting the highest weekly average of Somalis to the US that we have ever done in the last 30 years!

Using the data available to the public at Wrapsnet.org (Refugee Processing Center), we searched for the number of Somalis (virtually all Somalis are Muslims) admitted between October 1, 2016 and December 1, 2016 and this is what we found:

2,598 were admitted in the last two months. (More Somalis than Syrians, here).

And check out the top ten states which ‘welcomed’ them. (40 states got some number of Somalis, but large numbers will head to Minnesota and Ohio as soon as their initial resettlement funds run out.)

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Obama Apparently Wasn't on "The Right Side of History" After All

Obama Apparently Wasn't on "The Right Side of History" After All: Since the first days of his presidency, Barack Obama has cast himself as occupying "the right side of history" and exploited Martin Luther King, Jr.'s phrase that, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."

Now in the final days of that presidency, even Obama must be confronting the distressing possibility that the phrase is either an empty one, or alternatively that the arc actually bent against him and marooned him on the wrong side of history.

In objective historical terms, of course, the concept of the universe's moral arc bending toward justice is of dubious merit. After all, under that theory modern times should presumably have manifested diminishing injustice.

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Kellyanne Conway getting death threats from Clinton supporters – Fire Andrea Mitchell!

Kellyanne Conway getting death threats from Clinton supporters – Fire Andrea Mitchell!: It’s not just Donald Trump getting death threat from the “peaceful and tolerant” progressive liberal Democrats who supported Hillary Clinton. Even Kellyanne Conway is getting death threats, mostly thanks to the liberal media’s fake news, lies and otherwise smear campaign against her and Trump.

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Legislative Update: 12/06/2016

Legislative Update: 12/06/2016: Several Gang of Eight senators are already plotting legislation for the new Congress to grant amnesty to so-called DREAMers—illegal aliens who claim to have been brought to the country unlawfully as minors. Pro-amnesty Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) are working on a bill that would grant legal status to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty program. “You can’t blame these kids for coming here, you can’t blame these kids for coming out of the shadows,” Graham insisted.

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The Democrats Screwed Up - The New York Times

The Democrats Screwed Up - The New York Times: We geniuses in the news media spent only the last month telling you how Donald Trump was losing this election. We spent the last year telling you how the Republican Party was unraveling.

And here we are, with the Democrats in tatters. You might want to think twice about our Oscar and Super Bowl predictions.

Despite all the discussion of demographic forces that doomed the G.O.P., it will soon control the presidency as well as both chambers of Congress and two of every three governor’s offices. And that’s not just a function of James Comey, Julian Assange and misogyny. Democrats who believe so are dangerously mistaken.

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Hillary Clinton blew the most winnable election in modern American history. And it's her own fault.

Hillary Clinton blew the most winnable election in modern American history. And it's her own fault.: It's been nearly a month since Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to an opponent that every knowledgeable political operative, strategist, and analyst considered the weakest major party candidate in modern American history. The time has come for Democrats to start taking responsibility for the loss.

I'm not talking about recriminations over the Big Picture direction of the party. We've had some of those, we're bound to see more, and they're welcome (no matter how much some would like to avoid them) — because political coalitions and policy platforms need regular self-examination to stay vital and competitive, and because the Democrats have suffered some dramatic losses over the past few years at all levels of government. Those losses need to be explained and responded to.

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No Hillary The Fake News 'Epidemic' Wasn't The Reason You Lost, You Were [VIDEO] - Victory Girls Blog

No Hillary The Fake News 'Epidemic' Wasn't The Reason You Lost, You Were [VIDEO] - Victory Girls Blog: Harry Reid’s retirement was a big deal on Capital Hill yesterday. I have to wonder how many of those in the audience were thrilled beyond all measure that he’s finally leaving?

Needless to say, the afternoon was full of fake cheer, glossing over the numerous low points of his career, debuting a portrait that is missing an eye patch, and weird hugs errrr poses.

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Syrian Rebels: 'History Will Never Forgive Obama for What He Has Done' - Breitbart

Syrian Rebels: 'History Will Never Forgive Obama for What He Has Done' - Breitbart: Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, a leader of a Syrian rebel umbrella organization expresses optimism towards the incoming Donald Trump administration, hoping that the White House will now assume the “logical role of the U.S. as the defender of democracy.”

Riad Hijab, the head of the High Negotiations Committee, contrasts this to the Obama administration, which he blames for “all this tragic suffering, hundreds of thousands of martyrs, millions forced to leave their homes.”

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U.S.-Led Coalition Has Killed 50,000 Islamic State Jihadis

U.S.-Led Coalition Has Killed 50,000 Islamic State Jihadis: The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has lost 50,000 jihadis at the hands of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria over the last two years, Fox News has learned from an unnamed American military official.

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Activist Who Served on George Soros-Financed Boards Behind Scheme to Take Trump’s Electoral College Votes

Activist Who Served on George Soros-Financed Boards Behind Scheme to Take Trump’s Electoral College Votes: Harvard law professor and progressive activist Larry Lessig has announced that he is teaming up with a California-based law firm to offer “free and confidential” legal services to any members of the Electoral College who will vote against President-elect Donald Trump in violation of state law.

Lessig, a one-time presidential candidate, has served on the boards of numerous groups financed by billionaire George Soros.

Lessig’s Electoral College scheme, which is being called the Electors Trust, is a last-ditch effort to stop Trump from becoming president.

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Did Daily Beast Editor Goldie Taylor Steal Over $75,000 from Readers?

Did Daily Beast Editor Goldie Taylor Steal Over $75,000 from Readers?: Goldie Taylor, an editor-at-large for the dishonest website called the Daily Beast, raised over $75,000 from her readers. Yet this money seems to have disappeared. Did Goldie Taylor steal this money, or is something else going on?

Over two years ago Taylor launched a Kickstarter for a film called “The Other Side of Grace – A feature length documentary that charts the rise and decline of the most dangerous city in America– East St Louis, IL.”

Taylor raised $55,840 from 684 backers.

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Did Daily Beast Editor Goldie Taylor Steal Over $75,000 from Readers?

Did Daily Beast Editor Goldie Taylor Steal Over $75,000 from Readers?: Goldie Taylor, an editor-at-large for the dishonest website called the Daily Beast, raised over $75,000 from her readers. Yet this money seems to have disappeared. Did Goldie Taylor steal this money, or is something else going on?

Over two years ago Taylor launched a Kickstarter for a film called “The Other Side of Grace – A feature length documentary that charts the rise and decline of the most dangerous city in America– East St Louis, IL.”

Taylor raised $55,840 from 684 backers.

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Dem Congressman Concedes Trump Could Have Won Election Without Electoral College | Need To Know Network

Dem Congressman Concedes Trump Could Have Won Election Without Electoral College | Need To Know Network: On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI) held a forum to discuss the possibility of replacing the Electoral College.

The form consisted of many disgruntled Democrats who are still upset with the results of the presidential election.

Hillary Clinton ended up winning the popular vote by two million votes. Donald Trump contests he would have campaigned differently if the popular vote decided the presidency, and would have still won.

During the forum, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) concede this point, saying:

“[Donald Trump] said, ‘oh, well if we had the popular vote I would’ve won the popular vote because I would’ve campaigned differently, I would’ve gone to some of the bigger states.’ He may be correct. Obviously, if the rules of the game were changed, campaigning would change, and maybe that would’ve overturned that two-and-a-half millions votes, and maybe not, that’s unknowable.”

Rep. Nadler went on to state he believes that, going forward, the winner of the popular vote should be elected president.

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BACKFIRE! Jill Stein’s Recount Leads To New VOTER ID LAW In Michigan – American Lookout

BACKFIRE! Jill Stein’s Recount Leads To New VOTER ID LAW In Michigan – American Lookout: Jill Stein’s recount efforts in Michigan have led to something that ‘s going to make people on the left very angry. It seems the Michigan state legislature is taking Stein’s concerns about voter fraud very seriously, so they’re passing a new voter ID law.

Hot Air reports:

Thanks, Jill: Michigan House passes voter-ID bill after vote-fraud hyperbole

Be careful what you wish for … you just might get it. Jill Stein didn’t get the recount she wanted in Michigan, but she did get the state to take vote-integrity issues seriously. Meeting in its lame-duck session, the state House of Representatives passed a tough voter-ID bill that includes $3 million for funding of free state identification and birth certificates after over 18,000 voters cast ballots without identification in the presidential election:

Michigan’s Republican-led House on Wednesday night approved a strict voter identification proposal over strenuous objections from Democrats who argued the plan could disenfranchise properly registered voters.

Michigan voters without photo identification could still cast a provisional ballot under the controversial legislation, but they would have to bring an ID to their local clerk’s office within 10 days of an election in order for their vote to count.

Now watch what happens.

The same leftists who supported Jill Stein and believed there must have been voter fraud in Michigan, will decry the voter ID law as racist and unfair

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Federal Official Urges Probe of ‘Abuse’ on Private Prisoner Transport | The Marshall Project

Federal Official Urges Probe of ‘Abuse’ on Private Prisoner Transport | The Marshall Project: A federal transportation regulator has urged the Justice Department to investigate accusations of “human rights violations” on privately run vans that carry tens of thousands of prisoners across long distances every year.

Deb Miller, vice chairman of the Surface Transportation Board, made her comments last month, echoing calls from lawmakers this summer for a probe of Prisoner Transportation Services, the nation’s largest private extradition company, and others in the field. The company was highlighted in a Marshall Project investigation that revealed a pattern of deaths and abuse in the industry.

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Sheriff Clarke - Fake News Started During Bastard Child "Hands Up Don't Shoot" Movement

Sheriff Clarke - Fake News Started During Bastard Child "Hands Up Don't Shoot" Movement: Sheriff Clarke – Fake News Started During Bastard Child “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” Movement

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Hillary Clinton Emerges from the Woods to Warn About ‘Threat’ of Fake News - Breitbart

Hillary Clinton Emerges from the Woods to Warn About ‘Threat’ of Fake News - Breitbart: Hillary Clinton appeared on Capitol Hill to warn the world about “fake news,” explaining that Americans learned of the “real world consequences” of it in 2016.

“The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear that so-called fake news can have real world consequences,” Clinton said. “This isn’t about politics or bipartisanship. Lives are at risk.”

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Fake Newsman Brian Williams Slams Fake News - Breitbart

Fake Newsman Brian Williams Slams Fake News - Breitbart: Fake journalist Brian Williams, who was suspended from the NBC Nightly News anchor slot for reporting fake news and lost the job altogether — and is now relegated to an MSNBC position — slammed fake news on MSNBC on Thursday.

“Fake news played a role in this election and continues to find a wide audience,” Williams said, before attacking retired Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn—President-elect Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser—and Breitbart News Network.

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Student Diagnosed With TB at Nebraska School Where 18 Percent Are Refugees - Breitbart

Student Diagnosed With TB at Nebraska School Where 18 Percent Are Refugees - Breitbart: A student enrolled at Benson Magnet High School, one of seven high schools in the Omaha, Nebraska Public Schools system, was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) in November.

Two hundred thirty seven of Benson Magnet High School’s 1,273 students, or 18.6 percent, are refugees, according to Omaha Public School’s District English Language Learner/Refugee Report, 2015-16.

Officials with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Douglas County Public Health Department are withholding whether the student was foreign-born or American-born.

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Donald Trump Visits with Victims of Ohio State Attack, Police Officers, First Responders - Breitbart

Donald Trump Visits with Victims of Ohio State Attack, Police Officers, First Responders - Breitbart: President-elect Donald Trump visited privately with the victims of the Ohio State University attack as well as the first responders and the police officers who helped save their lives.

Trump’s visit was private, but he spoke briefly to the press pool, calling it a “great honor.”

“These were really brave people, amazing people. The police and first responders were incredible, the job — in particular by one young gentlemen — was incredible. I got to meet him and he was very brave,” he said.

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Security at Church As 'New Clientele' Defecate, Masturbate in Pews

Security at Church As 'New Clientele' Defecate, Masturbate in Pews: A church in Kristianstad has been forced to hire guards to keep the peace at services after the disruptive behaviour of “new clientele” has become increasingly serious in recent years.

Christians have become frightened to visit the Holy Trinity church as newcomers are reported to yell loudly and smash liquor bottles during services, masturbate in the pews and urinate and defecate both inside and in the church grounds.

Concerned locals have even reported concern over attempts to kidnap children during baptism.

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Global Warming Protest Met With Bitter Cold, Snow | The Daily Caller

Global Warming Protest Met With Bitter Cold, Snow | The Daily Caller: A small group of global warming activists protesting oil and gas drilling outside the Department of Interior office in Colorado Thursday morning were met with bitter cold weather and snow.

About 10 “Keep It In The Ground” activists waved signs next to a busy road in the Denver area, calling for the Obama administration to stop issuing leases so companies can drill on public lands. Activists say drilling only exacerbates global warming.

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Optimism on economy, stocks surges since Trump election: CNBC survey

Optimism on economy, stocks surges since Trump election: CNBC survey: The election of Donald Trump has brought with it a surge in optimism in the United States over the economy and stocks not seen in years.

The CNBC All-America Economic Survey for the fourth quarter found that the percentage of Americans who believe the economy will get better in the next year jumped an unprecedented 17 points to 42 percent, compared with before the election. It's the highest level since President Barack Obama was first elected in 2008.

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