Oregon College joins undistinguished list of gun-free institutions

Easy pickings for shooters:

On August 2 Breitbart News reported that eight attacks with firearms in gun free zones in the last eight years resulted in the lost of 105 lives and the wounding of 150 others. Those attacks were on the Lafayette Grand Theater (July 23), Chattanooga (July 16), Fort Hood (April 2, 2014), DC Navy Yard (September 16, 2013), Sandy Hook Elementary (December 14, 2012), Aurora movie theater (July 12, 2012), Fort Hood (November 5, 2009), and Virginia Tech (April 16, 2007)

Meanwhile, Obama leaps to sing his tired old song.

A brief look at the Obama-Kerry disaster

It’s f-word Israel today in America, thanks to President Nitwit and his legacy-hunting. Hell, it’s f-word America in America. Day of infamy, anyone, when the hand that holds the pen (and has a phone) has stabbed Israel in the back, and America too.

Details below, excerpted from Frederick Kagan’s op-ed in Wall St. Journal. Read them and weep.

* The document [signed and sealed, Sun-Times headlines] doesn’t mention the 60-day window for review by the U.S. Congress, and the language in this section suggests that action in the U.N. will not await any congressional vote.

. . . .

It is again noteworthy [after the proviso: “pending ratification by . . . the Iranian parliament”] that no mention is made of any action to be taken by the U.S. Congress, despite the nod to Iran’s legislature.

Noteworthy and damnable. F-word Congress.

Nothing in the text of the agreement itself supports President Obama’s assertion that the [international arms] embargo will last for another five years, although he may have that time frame in mind.

He can afford to toss that out, safe in knowing how little will be made of it by the Third Estate.

The U.S. is not in a very strong position to engage the Russians on [the arms embargo], since the Obama administration must get the resolution through the Security Council quickly or risk having the entire nuclear deal fall apart.

Hurry, hurry, ignoring Congress.

Read the rest of it here: Why They’re Cheering in Tehran – WSJ.

Wall Street has diversity

There are the big banks and the rest — hedge-fund operators, private equity companies, etc., who have their problems with the big guys, Ira Stoll explains:

* Many of the hedge fund and private equity guys used to work at the big banks and left to strike out on their own for a reason.

* The smaller firms compete with the big banks for the job of managing capital for rich individuals and institutions.

* When the banks raise capital or handle trades for the smaller firms, they charge fees that the smaller firms wish were lower.

* The banks have access to cheap capital via the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation that the smaller firms dont get.

* The smaller firms sometimes dont like the trading terms set by the banks on things like posting collateral.

* The bank executives dont like the way the non-bank guys pay the capital gains tax rate on their carried interest, while the bank executives pay a higher income tax rate on their compensation.

What’s more, they give money to different parties, the big guys to Dems and Obama, the others to Republicans and Romney. So don’t lump them together as if they lacked diversity.

Argues Stoll of NY Sun.  But Obama does take some private equity money, as Halper of Weekly Standard points out

Hanna Loikkanen
Hanna Loikkanen is not part of this story but is clearly a nice person deserving of some more recognition. (Photo credit: East Capital)

.  It’s not as if he’s boycotting them.  He doesn’t boycott money.