Video Podcast – The Idiocy of Hate Crime – Robots Have Feelings Too

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

When speaking of violent crime like murder, adding the term hate crime is just idiocy. What can be more heinous than murder, or worse, mass murder. How does a murder, inspired by hate, change anything, or somehow make the crime worse?

Have you heard? Robots are apparently being abused by humans, and being racially profiled. But fear not. Researchers have discovered a way for humans to curb their abuse of robots and cause them to feel empathy. Yes, we now must feel empathy for robots – for machines. read more

Mass-Killings Aren’t Always Mass-Shootings

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Have you heard? There was another major city mass killing just yesterday. 33 victims are confirmed dead, and another 36 were injured, but the investigation is ongoing. Earlier in the day, the death toll stood at 23, but victims continued to be discovered.

The death toll is eclipsed by only two modern day mass-shootings in America – Las Vegas and Orlando.

But wait – you haven’t heard? How could there be a mass-killing of dozens without it being reported?

Witnesses claim that a man burst into the offices of an animation production company and started screaming “You Die!”

Again – how is it that we haven’t heard? read more

Narratives and Facts Often Don’t Mix

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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What took them so darn long? We’re rapidly approaching the two year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, yet we’re just now discovering some facts about the case that are kind of important. Facts that actually set the record straight. Pardon the pun.

For almost two years, Omar Mateen, the Pulse Nightclub shooter, was thought to be a reticent homosexual. A few of the patrons even swore they had seen him at the club, trolling for homosexual hook-ups, or whatever they’re called.

It was said he specifically picked this nightclub because of his repressed homosexual feelings. Even his ex-wife from several years ago, Sitora Yusufiy, said that she had noticed behavior that made her wonder if Omar was straight. Of course she didn’t say this, and probably never noticed it until the media began running with the narrative that Mateen was a closet homosexual. Once suggested to Yusufiy, her mind picked up, and ran with it. It’s like the old: “You know – now that you mention it – he was acting a little strange,” or something like that. It’s also why the practice of attorney’s “leading” witnesses is frowned upon. The power of suggestion can be very powerful indeed.

I mean – after all – it was a gay nightclub. What other motivation could there have been. read more

Do We Need an Intelligence Overhaul?

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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No, I’m not talking about the Democrat Party. I think it’s too late for that bunch. I’m of course referring to our federal intelligence services which have become highly politicized, appear to only be interested in protecting the aforementioned democrats, and it seems have become less competent since they’ve become politicized.

The Sandy Hook massacre not withstanding, three of the latest most high profile mass-shootings/bombings have the FBI’s bungling fingerprints all over them.

The Sandy Hook, Adam Lanza, school shooting was bungled by local authorities. They were warned of Lanza’s behavior and threats, and failed to pass it off to the FBI, or similar authority. Locals are not equipped or adept at investigating potential situations prior to them happening.

However, there appears to be a pattern forming in the FBI’s ability or want to follow leads prior to the tragedies occurring.

The FBI failed to keep track of the Boston bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, after they suspected he had become radicalized. The FBI interviewed him in 2011 as a person with terrorist ties, thanks to a tip from Russian intelligence, but never followed up, even after he had several times visited a known radical Islamic Mosque in Dagestan. Dagestan is known to have Islamist training camps.

According to a local police official, a case file on Tsarnaev was then handed over to the FBI along with a request for further information. However, the FBI never replied. read more

Motive For Shooters Meltdown Still Unknown

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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It’s now been three days after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. And still we seem to know little about the shooter, Stephen Paddock. Frankly the only thing we do know is that the people who seemed to know him best, like his family, were shocked at his obvious turn to the dark side. He has been described as standoffish, but that doesn’t make him a lunatic.

We know he was a real estate investor – appeared to be well-off financially. According to relatives he was worth about $2 million. Paddock owned houses in four states and was evidently not known by law enforcement in any of them.

His brother Eric said he was not political, nor religious. He owned guns, but according to Eric, he saw nothing like the one’s used during the massacre. He also said that despite his brother’s four homes, Stephen, the gambler, would stay at Casino hotels for up to four months at a time.

“In the final years of his life, Stephen Paddock was living out his retirement in quiet obscurity. He liked country music, relatives said, and went to concerts like the Route 91 Harvest festival where he killed so many Sunday night,” writes the Washington Post.

This one is a real head-scratcher. From what any of us have learned thus far, there appears to be literally no motivation for him to do what he did. read more

On the Anniversary of The Pulse Night Club Massacre

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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One year ago yesterday marked the first anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, where 49 people were slaughtered and another 53 injured.

Most, if not all, main stream websites acknowledged the anniversary. The interesting but predictable thing about virtually all these remembrances was that most did not actually mention the shooting. And only one, the New York Times, even mentioned that the shooter pledged his loyalty to ISIS.

The Times was doing a retrospective on one of the victims who survived, recounting the man’s injuries, so they had to recap the incident. They did get the closest of any to telling the whole story. “…Omar Mateen, motivated by the Islamic State, randomly riddled club-goers with bullets from an assault rifle and a pistol,” wrote the Times. Of course they also had to mention the guns, particularly the “assault” rifle.

Yet in none of these dozen or so anniversary reports was the word Islam or Muslim ever used. A few used IS and Islamic State in passing, but no more than that. read more

My WND Weekly Exclusive

World’s strictest gun control didn’t stop mass shooting

The gunman was originally described as an 18-year-old loner. Locals who knew him described the young man as a “quiet guy.” This was the description of the perpetrator of the latest mass shooting – this time in Munich, Germany. But we know so much more now.

Police described him as being “deranged” – waging terror in Munich as he gunned down six males and three females, ranging in age 13 to 45. But he was no German. No – news reports classified him as an Iranian-German. read more

Podcast – Germany Suffers a Terrorist Attack – Trumps Creeping Convention Speech

An 18 year old loner killed 9 and injured 16 in Munich Germany in another mass shooting event. It doesn’t appear to be ISIS-inspired this time, however this was no run-of-the-mill 18 year old whack-job. Reports claim him to be Iranian-German, which means he’s Iranian living in German. Find out more in segment one.

Segment two the discussion turns The Donald and his magnificent acceptance speech at the Republican convention. And it was good – well written and well delivered – and perfect for the casual watcher and listener. But to those of us who know what to look for, it was creepy and scary. read more

One Resort Understands the Meaning of Economic Jihad

by: the Common Constitutionalist

When we think of the words terror, terrorist and terrorism – the thing that most often comes to mind is horrific loss of life and destruction of property – and actually, property comes in distance second, as it should. Unless it is some ancient monument or structure, that once it is destroyed, it is gone for good – property can always be reclaimed and rebuilt.

But what about livelihood? When a terrorist attack occurs, we never discuss the potential economic effect it may have.

Naturally economic terrorism has no place being discussed in the same breath as death or injury, but don’t for a moment think that groups like ISIS, al-Qaeda, et al aren’t conscious of it. They surely are.

Why does ISIS have a cyber-jihad division? Is it protect their bank accounts, better secure emails and make snazzy websites? Of course not. They’ve had plans to infiltrate various countrys’ infrastructure networks since their inception. They and we, at least our intelligence community, know a cyber-attack on our power grid, water supply and communications could be devastating to a city or the nation.

Yet economic terror doesn’t have to be the result of a large-scale, coordinated master plan. It can simply come from a lone Islamist gunman. read more

Another Mass Shooting – Is It Terrorism?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Here we go again. Another mass shooting in the United States, yet this one appears to me to be different. Take a look at all the “mass” shootings  in the past 3-1/2 years, beginning in 2012, in America. I just picked that number at random. Discounting this latest incident, what do they all have in common?

NOV. 29, 2015: Colorado Springs, Planned Parenthood, single shooter 3 dead.

OCT. 1, 2015: Roseburg Oregon College, single shooter, 9 dead.

JUNE 18, 2015: Charleston S.C. Church, single shooter, 9 dead.

MAY 23, 2014: Isla Vista / UC Santa Barbara, single shooter, 6 dead.

APRIL 2, 2014: Fort Hood TX, single shooter (not Nadal Hasan – that was in 2009), 3 dead.

SEPT 16, 2013: Washington DC, single shooter, 12 dead.

JUNE 7, 2013: Santa Monica CA, single shooter, 5 dead.

DEC 14, 2012: Newtown Ct (Sandy Hook), single shooter, 27 dead.

OCT 21, 2012: Brookfield Wisc., single shooter, 3 dead.

SEPT 28, 2012: Minneapolis MN, single shooter, 6 dead.

AUG. 5, 2012: Oak Creek Wisc., single shooter, 6 dead.

JULY 20, 2012: Aurora Co (movie theater), single shooter, 12 dead.

APRIL 2, 2012: Oakland Ca. Oikos University, single shooter, 7 dead. read more