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British sniper saves boy and father from ISIS beheading with incredible half-mile shot

Now this is some military heroism worth cheering about! 

from Blaze:

An SAS ground unit had moved into position just outside the village where the gruesome punishment was being meted out.

“Through binoculars, the soldiers could see that the crowd were terrified and many were in tears,” the source said.

Soon, a man and his young son were pulled from the crowd, blindfolded, and placed on their knees.

“A tall bearded man emerged and drew a long knife,” the source reportedly said. “He began addressing the crowd and slapping the father and his son around the head and kicking them onto the floor.”

The knife-wielding jihadist was flanked by two men toting AK-47s.

That’s when the SAS sniper killed the executioner using a .50-caliber rifle shot from 1,000 meters away, more than half a mile.

“The ISIS thug who was about to decapitate the father was shot in the head and collapsed,” the unnamed source told the Daily Star. ”Everyone just stared in confusion. The sniper then dispatched the two henchmen with single shots – three kills with three bullets.”

After the militants were killed, the boy and his father were untied and ran away toward the Turkish border.

The Star reported that the sniper plan gelled after the unit rejected calling in an aerial drone attack due to the risk that innocent bystanders would be killed.

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Three kills, three bullets.  The good guys won, the bad guys died in a pink mist.

Twitter skewers the absurd, politically correct “safe space” culture with “Offend a College Student Day”

It’s things like this that are the reason why Twitter exists. Today, a hashtag exploded with raucous and hilarious jabs at the on-campus politically correct culture that has turned the University of Missouri upside down. Friend of Poor Richard’s News Iowahawk started #NationalOffendACollegeStudentDay. Here are some of our favorite tweets. Fair warning: there are belly laughs ahead.

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At a CNN town hall on Thursday, a policeman challenged the constitutionality of President Obama’s executive order and questioned whether it would have stopped any recent mass shootings.

The cop, Sheriff Paul Babeu, first pointed out that it is not in his power as a sheriff to create laws, just as it is not in the president’s power to do so.

“Mr. President, you’ve said you’ve been thwarted, frustrated by Congress. As a sheriff, I oftentimes get frustrated, but I don’t make the laws, and I’ve sworn an oath to enforce the law to uphold the Constitution, the same oath you’ve taken,” Babeu said.

He then questioned whether Obama’s recent decision to enact gun control measures through executive action would have stopped recent mass shootings.

“The talk in why we’re here is all of these mass shootings, and yet you’ve said in your executive action it wouldn’t have solved even one of these–” he said.

“No, I didn’t say that,” Obama said.

Babeu then asked Obama what his executive action would have solved.

“What would it have solved?” he said. “What would you have done to prevent these mass shootings and the terrorist attack, and how do we get those with mental illness and criminals, that’s the real problem here, how are we going to get them to follow the laws?”

In response, Obama said that it is hard to know when someone is a criminal, and that keeping guns from criminals would make communities safer. He said that doing so would not infringe on second amendment rights.

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Black students at New York State University face charges after faking hate crimes on themselves

Another day, another leftist committing a fake hate crime… Just in case you were curious, the actual statistics on hate crime in America show that you’re 40 times more likely to accidentally kill yourself than you are to be the victim of a hate crime, and that’s the real reason why leftists feel the need to fake these crimes. There just aren’t enough real crimes to justify their rhetoric.

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An Open Letter to Trump Voters from His Top Strategist-Turned-Defector

“In 2015, I fell in love with the idea of a candidate who was not bought by corporations. A man who sat in a Manhattan high-rise he had built, who wanted America to return to greatness.

Last summer, I signed on as the Communications Director of the Make America Great Again Super PAC.

I am now taking full responsibility for helping create this monster.”

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School suspends, kicks off football team student who saved blind kid from being beaten by bully

“Zero-tolerance” claims another victim—this time, it’s somebody who should be regarded as a hero.

from Daily Mail:

A California teenager who rushed to help a blind classmate being beaten up by a bully has been kicked off the football team.

The high school junior was hailed as a hero for intervening after he saw the ‘visually impaired’ student being repeatedly hit round the head during lunch break at Huntington Beach High School, California on Wednesday.
Footage, filmed by a bystander, shows the teen knocking the bully to the ground with a single punch to stop the attack.

He leaves the boy lying bleeding on the ground while he checks on the visually impaired victim, before turning back to the attacker and asking him: 'You trying to jump a f***ing blind kid, bro? What the f*** is your problem?’
The unnamed bully was today arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery and released to his parents, according to Huntington Beach Police.
Police officer Jennifer Marlatt told My News LA the incident did not appear to have any connection with the victim’s disability but said Austin and his attacker 'have a history of not getting along’.

The officer said the argument had begun after the victim walked past his tormenter, and quickly escalated into a physical fight. 

'Another student saw the fight and intervened to prevent the suspect from further assaulting the victim,’ Marlatt said in a news release.  

Students told KCAL9 the visually impaired student was attacked for no reason.
Grant Morels said: 'I saw like a half circle around a group of kids and I wanted to see what was up. And I see this kid like getting wailed on by another kid.’
No arrest is expected for the intervening teen who has been praised by his peers and online for standing up for his classmate.

But his school took a different approach and are believed to have kicked the have-a-go-hero off the football team after he breached their 'zero-tolerance’ policy on violence.

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here’s the video (Warning: profanity ahoy!):

When you punish the good guys, it makes it difficult for them to continue doing the right thing.  The next time this blind kid faces a bully, who will come to his rescue? 

Update: Broken Youtube link replaced with LiveLeak video embed.

Update 2:Some good news via Reason Magazine. Perhaps the viral outrage of this story has knocked some sense into the the school administration’s heads.

On Twitter, the teen clarified that he was never kicked off the football team—that story was “made up” by the media, he said. The school district also denied that he would be suspended; whether the petition influenced that decision is unclear. For me, the fact that 20,000 people expected the hero to get unfairly railroaded by the system is still quite a testament to the ubiquity of zero tolerance.

Colorado judge orders baker to bake cakes for gay weddings, staff must undergo pro LGBT reeducation

Here’s a simple question for you: should a gay sign painter be forced to make signs for the Westboro cult that say “God Hates Fags”?  

If you’re answer is “no,” congratulations! You just passed individual liberty 101. 

Unfortunately, individual liberty is dead in Colorado.

from KRQE:

A suburban Denver baker who would not make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple cannot cite his Christian beliefs in refusing them service because it would lead to discrimination, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

The three-judge panel said in a 66-page ruling that Colorado’s anti-discrimination law does not prevent baker Jack Phillips from believing what he wants but that if he wants his business open to the public, he is prohibited “from picking and choosing customers based on their sexual orientation.”

The decision is the latest victory for gay couples, who have won similar cases in other states. Gay rights supporters and religious freedom advocates have passionately debated whether individuals can cite their beliefs as a basis for declining to participate in a same-sex wedding ceremony.

And it is bound to get more heated after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. That decision makes the Colorado case “all the more urgent and all the more critical,” said Nicolle Martin, one of Phillips’ attorneys.

His attorneys previously said they would consider appealing up to the nation’s high court, noting that more cases are likely to arise in which businesses’ religious convictions clash with gay rights. But any appeal first would go to the Colorado Supreme Court.

“Jack simply exercised the long-cherished American freedom to decline to use his artistic talents to promote a message with which he disagrees,” said another of Phillips’ attorneys, Jeremy Tedesco, with the Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom. “The court is wrong to deny Jack his fundamental freedoms.”

Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, declined to make a cake for Charlie Craig and David Mullins in 2012. They were married in Massachusetts but planned to celebrate in Colorado.

Phillips has been facing fines if he kept refusing to make wedding cakes for gay couples, so his attorneys have said he stopped making them altogether.

The baker has maintained that he has no problem serving gay people at his store but says that making a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding would violate his religious views.

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The story doesn’t end there.  In addition to baking cakes for gay weddings, Phillips must also give account any time he refuses to take an order for any reason.  He must also re-educate his staff, including his 88-year-old grandmother with pro-LGBT non-discrimination materials. 

If this is the road we’re going down as a nation, then liberty is officially dead.  Phillips is 100% right when he asserts that government now values the rights of certain groups of people over the rights of others. 

Regardless where you stand on the morality of gay marriage, it is undeniably immoral to force another person to violate their personal beliefs.