Friday, February 24, 2017
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During a "listening session" yesterday on domestic and international human trafficking, President Trump announced that "solving the human trafficking epidemic is a priority" for the Trump administration." 

I want to make it clear today that my administration will focus on ending the absolutely horrific practice of human trafficking. ... It's getting worse and it's happening in the United States in addition to the rest of the world, but it's happening in the United States, which is terrible.  

 It's a very, very terrible problem. It's not talked about enough. People don't know enough about it.  And we're going to talk about it, and we're going to bring it out into the open and hopefully we're going to do a great deal to help prevent some of the horrific -- really horrific -- crimes that are taking place. 

And I can see -- I really can say, in this country, people don't realize how bad it is in this country, but in this country and all over the world.

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As not everybody knows because most people have no time for such fluff, The Washington Post has unveiled a motto: "Democracy dies in the darkness."

I used to write for a newspaper with a motto -- the late, lamented Dispatch International. Ours was from Thomas Jefferson: “Freedom of the press cannot be limited without being lost. In 2013, Lars Hedegaard, editor in chief, was very nearly was assassinated by a Danish Muslim (who later disappeared into ISIS) for doing his job as a journalist and commentator regarding the limitations Islam and the establishment (I don't how to say "swamp" in Danish) seek to impose on free speech and other matters.

I will still take Thomas Jefferson over a misremembered line from Star Trek 14, but note of the delusional aspect. In the Post's fever dream, it, the Post, is this sleek light-sword slicing the galactic darkness where democracy...

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From Reuters

A Dutch secret service agent who was part of the team responsible for protecting Geert Wilders, the frontrunner in next month's election, has been suspended on suspicion of leaking details to a criminal organization, the secret service said on Wednesday.



Wilders, who campaigns on an anti-Islam platform that includes closing mosques and banning immigration from Muslim countries that has led to the protection, condemned the alleged breach, saying he cannot function without adequate security.

Dutch newspapers De Telegraaf and NRC Handelsblad and the country's national broadcaster NOS identified the suspect as an experienced officer in his mid-30s, using his first name and last initial.

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Now at The American Spectator

Today, Trump White House official Sebastian Gorka is "profiled" -- targeted in a scope, is more like it -- in the Washington Post, which, of course, is owned by Jeff Bezos, as most people seem to know, and whose Amazon Web Services, most people don't seem to know, has developed a $600 million computing cloud for the CIA that serves the 17 agencies making up the "intelligence community." 

I just thought I'd throw that interlocking syngergy out there. By comparison, Bezos bought the whole Post for $250 million, which makes does make it a cheap rag. Naturally, its tone is cheap, too.

I mean, seriously, Post: 

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Now at The Daily Caller

Brave new world without boundaries gets one: Milo has been disinvited from C-PAC after interview clips of him supporting "consenting" sexual relations between adolescents and adults surfaced, as they say.  The question was not about Milo's right to free speech.  The question was whether it was proper for the leading, conservative, movement venue to choose to elevate someone who openly and quite volubly supports pedophilia (notwithstanding Milo's post-puberty stipulation). Such relations with youngsters are still a felony crime, thank goodness; also an abomination to some considerable number of conservatives and, I expect, liberals, too. 

If C-PAC made its decision on the merits, I imagine it came down to a matter of how capacious the meat/potatoes, Solid Joe and decent conservative mainstream is, or ought to be -- and whether the hedonism that passes under the flag of "edgy" is really where its C-PAC helmsmen want that mainstream to flow.

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