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University Shrinks: Trump Incites Violence, 7/24/19, “University shrinks testify: Trump incites violence, his rallies akin to those of Hitler” [Excerpts]: It finally happened. Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee and several peers in the mental health field held an online confab to inform whoever was watching—especially Democratic lawmakers—that Donald Trump is unfit for office.

The event took place the day before special counsel Robert Mueller appeared before the House of Representatives.

According to the Washington Examiner, George Washington University’s James Merikangas said rallies in support of the president are like the “Nuremberg rallies that Adolf Hilter had.”

Part of the event’s purpose was for panelists to provide questions they thought lawmakers should ask Mueller, including: “Given the president’s many traits that are commonly shared with violent individuals, did you not consider it prudent to recommend a violence risk assessment?” and, “As a prosecutor, do you see a nexus between the president’s hate speech and danger to others as targets of his rhetoric?”

[TBC: Do the questions posed by the panelists constitute “hate speech” against the President?]


Warning Over Islamic Lawmaker’s Loyalty, 7/25/19, “A new warning over Islamic lawmaker’s loyalty” [Excerpts]: A conservative activist is raising concerns that the U.S. House of Representatives has approved an amendment introduced by Rep. Ilhan Omar that could endanger national security. 

The Democrat-controlled House passed an amendment authored by Omar that would require congressional oversight of the Terror Watch List.

The amendment passed while a U.S. District judge is writing his final ruling on a CAIR legal challenge to the “Terror Screening Database,” also known as the Terror Watch List.

David Caton, president of the Florida Family Association, [said] that Omar raises money for CAIR which is suing the U.S. government to invalidate the Terror Watch List.

“And here Ilhan Omar sponsors legislation that would give oversight to this watch list, should CAIR not prevail in court,” he warns, “to all the liberal extremists in the Democratic Party right now who have control of the House of Representatives.”

Caton, who routinely acts as an Islam watchdog in his role, says the amendment is very unlikely to pass in the U.S. Senate and most certainly would not be signed into law by President Trump.

“The point here is how very dreadful it would be,” he predicts, “if these people gain control of the United States, and the office of president, with this kind of public policy mentality.”

Rep. Omar would share the watch list with CAIR, he also predicts. 


Radiocarbon In Yet Another Dinosaur Fossil, 7/18/19, “Radiocarbon in Yet Another Dinosaur Fossil” [Excerpts]: Creation-based thinking made a testable prediction. If Noah’s Flood formed dinosaur and other fossils only 4,500 or so years ago, then they may still contain measurable amounts of the short-lived radioactive isotope carbon-14—also called radiocarbon. On the other hand, any fossil deposited before the limit of carbon-14 longevity (around 100,000 theoretical years ago) would have no carbon-14 left. Now, a team of secular scientists used radiocarbon to argue against the preservation of dinosaur collagen, but unwittingly affirmed the Flood option.

Examples of radiocarbon discoveries that are out-of-place for evolutionary time keep stacking up. Medical doctor Paul Giem accumulated dozens of examples back in 2001. His long list of secular publications cited radiocarbon in coal, oil, and marble. It inspired the ICR RATE project to look for radiocarbon in deeply buried coal and in supposedly ancient diamonds. RATE found radiocarbon at levels above the background blanks in all samples [a background blank is a standard reference sample of carbon assumed to have no radiocarbon].

In our 2015 report of new fossil samples with radiocarbon, coauthor Vance Nelson and I summarized a few dozen already published wood, shell, and bone fossils that bore evolutionary ages far in excess of their radiocarbon levels. That list had almost fifty samples. Now, a Chicago Field Museum-led team published one more in the journal eLife.

It seems as though almost everywhere we look, we find young-looking carbon.