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Friday, 19 January

02:19

Syria - Tillerson Announces Occupation Goals - Erdogan Makes Empty Threats Moon of Alabama

For a few days now Turkey has threatened to invade Afrin (Efrin), a Kurdish held canton in the north-west of Syria. Afrin (topographic) bigger yellow - Kurdish control, grey - Turks, red - Syrian government, green - al-Qaeda The threat...

02:17

FBI Loses ALL Credibility=> Is Now Investigating Whether Russians Gave Money to NRA to Help Trump The Gateway Pundit

The FBI has lost all credibility.

The Mueller witch hunt is now focusing on the NRA and whether Russia gave them money to support Donald Trump during the 2016 election.

Muellers team leaked this new angle to the liberal media today.

After more than a year of spying on Donald Trump, his campaign, his administration, his Transition team, the FBI has found NO EVIDENCE of Russia collusion.

But they know the left HATES the NRA and Trump and so they leaked this crap to whip up American left.

McClatchy reported:

The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy.

FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the activities of Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russias central bank who is known for his close relationships with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and the NRA, the sources said.

It is illegal to use foreign money to influence federal elections.

Its unclear how long the Torshin inquiry has been ongoing, but the news comes as Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Muellers sweeping investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including whether the Kremlin colluded with Trumps campaign, has been heating up.

All of the sources spoke on condition of anonymity because Muellers investigation is confidential and mostly involves classified information.

A spokesman for Muellers office declined comment.

Disclosure of the Torshin investigation signals a new dimension in the 18-month-old FBI probe of Russias interference. McClatchy reported a year ago that a multi-agency U.S. law enforcement and counterintelligence investigation into Russias intervention, begun...

02:09

Christian Group That Pushed Bathroom Bills Is Taking Anti-Transgender Fight to Prisons The Intercept

Two transgender prisoners are allowed exercise time separated from the main prisoner population in May, 2010.

01:22

Figures. CNNs Dr. Gupta Misdiagnosed Trumps Health Presidents Calcium Levels Below Normal #FakeDiagnosis The Gateway Pundit

It figures.
At least theyre consistent over there.

On Tuesday White House Dr. Ronny Jackson delivered President Trumps medical results to anxious left-wing reporters in the White House press room.

Medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta told the CNN audience that based on the presidents calcium scores President Trump CNN predicted the president will have a heart attack or heart disease in 3-5 years.

Gupta said Trump has heart disease based on his test results.


Now this

Dr. Andrew Bostom also looked at the presidents test results and calcium levels.

According to Dr. Bostom President Trumps calcium level is BELOW THE MEDIAN level.



TV Dr. Sanjay Gupta was wrong by a mile.

The post Figures. CNNs Dr. Gupta Misdiagno...

01:00

Running with the Shadows of the Right Matt Forney

NOTE: This article was originally published at Right On on July 29, 2016. Im re-posting it here as the site is now defunct.

Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night while protesters howled outside the DNCs security fence. Unfortunately, I couldnt watch much of it, as antifas spotted, stalked and threatened me for several blocks.

As Im writing this, the first woman to ever be nominated by a major party as a presidential candidate is giving her phony, shrill, herpes-laced acceptance speech. Turns out that a lady can really go places when she shacks up with a former president. Outside the Democratic National Convention, angry Bernie Sanders supporters and a horde of other unsavory groups are gnashing their teeth, chanting every cliched slogan in the book while police stand ready for crowd control.

My own involvement in this story is limited: my attempt to film the protests at FDR Park ended almost immediately after it began, when antifas spotted and stalked me for several blocks. I had to ask cops to intervene twice to get them to back off. The best part was that I captured it all on video: you can see it here. While I wasnt hurt, the antifas severely hampered my ability to stream for Red Ice (check out their stream here).

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00:57

CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE, 2018 EDITION No More Mister Nice Blog

Portions of an interview with EPA chief Scott Pruitt appeared on the CBS Evening News last night. Pruitt, of course, sought to justify his pro-industry bias.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told CBS News that a partnership with "industry" is necessary in order for the agency to protect the environment.

"This paradigm that says we have to choose industry over the environment or the environment over industry is the old way of thinking," Pruitt told CBS News' chief White House correspondent Major Garrett in an interview Wednesday.

"Now that serves political ends but it doesn't serve the environment because I will tell you this: to achieve what we want to achieve in environmental protection, environmental stewardship, we need the partnership of industry," he added.
Watch the segment, or at least watch it up through Pruitt's first statement.



So we spent the past year trying to achieve regulatory certainty, regulatory clarity, to make sure that people knew what was expected of them so they could invest, achieve good outcomes for the environment.
Just from looking at his career, we know Pruitt is lying about his concern for the environment. But notice his use of the word "people." When Pruitt says "people," he means "corporations." He means "industry executives." He's in a job in which he's supposed to serve all Americans, but his identification with industry is so absolute that, in his mind, the word "people" doesn't refer to the overall populace. It refers only to corporations and their officers.

At the end of the clip he uses the word "people" again, also in the course of feigning concern for the environment:
And I will tell you, if we have companies, industries, citizens, who violate the law, we're going to prosecute them. But we should not start from the premise that all people are that way, or all industry is that way.
Again who are the "people"? For Pruitt, "all people are that way" is equivalent to "all industry is that way."

Mitt Romney said, "Corporations are people." Scott Pruitt throws in a reference to "citizens" in that last soundbite. But there's no reason to believe that he thinks are people are people. We're certainly not the people for his purposes.

00:51

Brrr So Much for Global Warming Junk Science US Has Snow Cover in All 50 States The Gateway Pundit

The US has snow in all 50 states today.

The last time this happened was in 2010.

Liberals will tell you this has nothing to do with global warming. Just like the record cold temperatures across the US this winter.

The post Brrr So Much for Global Warming Junk Science US Has Snow Cover in All 50 States appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

00:50

Marylands Big Money Politics- Hogan Shatters a Record Modern Liberty

If Marylands Gubernatorial race can be compared to sports, yesterday, pitchers and catchers reported for Spring Training. We now have our first, real, tangible insight into the race for Governor: campaign finance disclosures. Sure, math and money may not be the sexiest topics, but, more than just a number on a page, the disclosures tell us about the relative health of campaigns going forward. If yesterdays disclosures are any indication, Governor Larry Hogan is off to a commanding lead, but that this will likely be one of the most expensive political cycles in Marylands history.

Full disclosure: Ive donated to Governor Hogan. You can find out more about his campaign here.

Hogan Sets a Record

Governor Larry Hogan posted a record-shattering (by our review of past campaign account numbers) eight million dollars cash-on-hand with Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford pulling in a million in his account. That gives the Hogan re-election bid a net of right-around nine million dollars coming into election year.

For reference, we looked back at previous Gubernatorial races. Martin OMalley, the last Democrat to govern Maryland, looks to have had about five million dollars on-hand on his best fundraising day. Its important to note that we are using the cash-on-hand number in this article because, in our view, its the only one that matters at this stage. In January of a Federal Midterm election year, very few people are paying attention to politics. What this means is that no matter what youve spent already, most of that is just prologue to whats really needed going forward, especially to challengers: positive name identification.

So, how do Governor Hogans challengers line up?

Former NAACP Chairman and Bernie Sanders-endorsed Ben Jealous has $398k. Prince Georges County Executive and current frontrunning Democrat (according to extremely early polling) Rushern Baker has $631k. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has $2M. Lawyer Jim Shea has $1.3M. DC-native Krish Vignarajah has $272k. Author Alec Ross has $445k.

By our rough math, the Democrats have a combined total of a little over five million dollars between them. Obviously, thats a bunch of cash, but its still about four million dollars shy of Hogans massive campaign chest. Practicall...

00:42

Jerry Seinfeld: What you want in a pancake is to have the consistency of young human flesh Fellowship of the Minds

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is a web series talk show directed and hosted by actor-comedian Jerry Seinfeld, which premiered on July 19, 2012, on digital network Crackle. In 2018, after nine seasons on Crackle, the show moved to Netflix. Episodes Continue reading

00:37

Democrats Are Putting 800,000 Illegal Immigrants Ahead Of Active Duty Military Members The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Mike LaChance at American Lookout:

Democrats are threatening a government shutdown which will affect active duty military members. Democrats care more about illegal immigrants than our soldiers.

The Daily Caller reports:

Dems Think 800,000 Illegal Immigrants Are Worth Forcing Active Military To Go Without Pay

Democrats are threatening to hold national security hostage, potentially costing the economy billions and forcing hundreds of thousands of federal government employees to go without pay in exchange for securing legal protections for 800,000 illegal immigrants.

Congress has three days to strike a deal to keep the government funded through October. If members fail to come to an agreement by Jan. 19, all non-essential government employees and active U.S. Military personnel will be working with out pay (including troops currently deployed). Funding for agencies like federal museums or national parks will also be cut off.

Congressional Democrats are apparently content with allowing military and law enforcement personnel to go without pay to secure protections and benefits for illegal immigrants and members of their extended families.

As the clock ticks closer to the Friday deadline, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi arent backing away from their demands to tie a legislative solution to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to the must-pass spending bill.

The media is helping Democrats by being silent on this issue.

The post Democrats Are Putting 800,000 Illegal Immigrants Ahead Of Active Duty Military Members appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

00:23

Today's World Economic Number bensozia

Bloomberg:

Between 2000 and 2015, global clothing production doubled, while the average number of times that a garment was worn before disposal declined by 36 percent. In China, it declined by 70 percent.
These numbers, along with new technologies that make it cheaper to make new cloth than to recycle old, has people worried that more and more clothes are going to end up in landfills.

00:12

An Amazon bensozia

Roman copy of a Greek original from the 5th century BCE.

00:12

Who's Turning Against Trump? Women bensozia

From the Atlantic's account of a big new poll from SurveyMonkey:

Layering in gender and age underscores voters retreat. Trump in 2016 narrowly won younger whites. But he now faces crushing disapproval ratings ranging from 62 percent to 76 percent among three big groups of white Millennials: women with and without a college degree, and men with a degree. Even among white Millennial men without a degree, his most natural supporters, Trump only scores a 49-49 split.

Trumps support rapidly rises among blue-collar white men older than 35 and spikes past two-thirds for those above 50. But his position has deteriorated among white women without a college degree. Last year he carried 61 percent of them. But in the new SurveyMonkey average, they split evenly, with 49 percent approval and 49 percent disapproval. His approval rating among non-college-educated white women never rises above 54 percent in any age group, even those older than 50. From February through December, Trumps approval rating fell more with middle-aged blue-collar white women than any other group.
Among minority men, Trump's position is essentially unchanged or has even improved slightly; I guess nothing he has said has surprised them. But minority women hate him:
Among African Americans and Hispanics, reactions to Trump depend more on gender than age or education. In every age group, and at every level of education, about twice as many African American men as women gave Trump positive marks. In all, 23 percent of black men approved of Trumps performance versus 11 percent of black women. The outlier here isnt [black] men its [black] women, where you have near-universal disapproval of Trump, said Cornell Belcher, a Democratic pollster who studies African American voters. Still, black men are one of the few groups for which Trumps 2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share.
When it comes to race, I think Trump represents a defensive spasm from the past, which is slowly disappearing. That anti-racist protesters always hugely outnumber the racists in any recent confrontation shows me that things will continue to move in the same direction. The nation's dramatic shift over the Civil War and its commemoration seems to me an important sign; heck, as Youtube recently reminded me, in my lifetime radical leftist Joan Baez recorded "The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down."

I think developments in the war of the sexes are potentially more explosive. I will bet now that the 2020 election produces the biggest gender gap in US voting history; that is certainly what the polls predict. Trump's election seems to have crystallized feminist discontent with men of a certain sort, and you see that discontent bursting out all over.

I regard these co...

00:00

Making Bannon Snitch On Trumpanzee DownWithTyranny!


Tuesday I was in a hospital waiting room with a TV tuned to CNN when Bannon waddled into a closed door congressional hearing. I noticed that "Sloppy Steve" was wearing a coat and tie. I didn't know he owned a tie. Maybe he borrowed one. That night it was all over the news that he refused-- for 10 hours-- to answer any substantive questions from members of the House Intelligence Committee, even after they served him with a subpoena. Democrat Adam Schiff described the escapade as "a gag order by the White House." Even after the subpoena was served, according to Schiff, Bannon "was instructed by the White House to refuse again to answer any questions concerning the time during the transition and his time in the administration... The scope of this assertion of privilege-- if thats what it is-- is breathtaking. It goes well beyond anything weve seen in this investigation." The White House once again claimed it is fully cooperative with the Putin-Gate investigation.

Bannon confirmed that last week he had been served with a subpoena by Mueller and that he would cooperate with that investigation, further infuriating members of the Intelligence Committee, including Republicans. With Intel Committee chair Devin Nunes recused from participating, acting head Mike Conaway (R-TX) adjourned the hearing with the proviso it would be back in session-- with Bannon-- today.

So what do Mueller the congressional investigators want from Bannon? He was part of the regime when Trump decided to fire Comey. They want him to help them prove the very likely obstruction of justice charges in the impeachment process. The Daily Beast's Betsy Woodruff reported that "executive privilege-- the presidents right to keep certain information from the public so he can have frank conversations with ai...

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Thursday, 18 January

23:30

Baltimores rising violence claims the lives of seven students from same school Fellowship of the Minds

Mayor Catherine Pughkeeping the city moving forward and taking control of what happens in your neighborhoods. From Fox News: A growing number of students at a Baltimore high school for troubled or vulnerable youth are missing out on a second Continue reading

22:45

Good Speech, Sen. Flake, But Wheres the Beef? Booman Tribune

Sen. Jeff Flakes opposition to President Trump is all words and little action, but he is at least willing to go farther than any of his colleagues. He went on the Senate floor today an excoriated the administration for their untruthfulness, comparing them to dictatorships around the world. His speech is worth a read.

The part that strikes me most was when Flake talked about the Russia probe. He not only took the president to task for referring to the investigation as a hoax, but he pointed out that there hasnt been a single cabinet meeting to discuss how to protect the country from future interference in our elections.

To be very clear, to call the Russia matter a hoax as the president has many times is a falsehood. We know that the attacks orchestrated by the Russian government during the election were real and constitute a grave threat to both American sovereignty and to our national security. It is in the interest of every American to get to the bottom of this matter, wherever the investigation leads.

Ignoring or denying the truth about hostile Russian intentions toward the United States leaves us vulnerable to further attacks. We are told by our intelligence agencies that those attacks are ongoing, yet it has recently been reported that there has not been a single cabinet-level meeting regarding Russian interference and how to defend America against these attacks. Not one. What might seem like a casual and routine untruth so casual and routine that it has by now become the white noise of Washington is in fact a serious lapse in the defense of our country.

Flakes speech leaves me feeling empty. If Trump is such a treat to democracy, why did Flake help him weather the political storm he is in by voting for the tax bill? If the president is utterly failing and leaving a serious lapse in the defense of our country, why should he be allowed to remain in office?

Flake didnt actually provide any guidance in this speech. He said to his fellow senators let us resolve to be allies of the truthand not partners in its destruction. But how are they supposed to be partners in supporting the truth while the leader of their party is bent on its destruction? Surely it isnt by helping him sign bills. It cant be by carrying out half-hearted investigations of the Russian matter.

I dont want to look a gift-horse in the mouth, but this pony aint up to snuff. Im glad that Flake vigorously defended the press and that he explained why the Russia investigation is about more than making excuses for losing an election. Im always supportive of anyone who wants to extol the value of honesty and the destruc...

Casual Observation Booman Tribune

You want to know what's ironic?

Stormy [Daniels] told In Touch, [The sex] was textbook generic, while discussing the fling they had less than four months after Donalds wife, Melania, gave birth to their son, Barron. I actually dont even know why I did it, but I do remember while we were having sex, I was like, Please, dont try to pay me.

She was all worried that Trump would treat her like a prostitute but then she wound up taking $130,000 from him to not talk about the sex anymore.

Again, I couldn't care less about the tryst but it matters that Trump is in the habit of paying hush money.

Discuss

Why Mueller Subpoenaed Steve Bannon Booman Tribune

Ive read a lot of speculation about why Steve Bannon was subpoenaed to appear before one of Special Counsel Robert Muellers grand juries. It has been noted that Bannon is getting different treatment than other current and former senior administrative officials who have voluntarily spoken with the Department of Justices independent Russia investigation. Cooperating officials like Sean Spicer, Hope Hicks, and Reince Priebus were not compelled to testify and they did not have to face grand jurors. So, whats different about Bannon?

A common idea is that this has something to do with the publication of Michael Wolffs book Fire and Fury in which Bannon makes a series of accusations, including that Trump Jr., Manafort and Kushner engaged in treasonous behavior and that the administration would ultimately get nailed by Mueller for money laundering activities. Supposedly, these statements have piqued Muellers interest, but that would only explain why he wants to talk to Bannon and not why he would subpoena him. Others have speculated that Mueller wants to question Bannon before he can tell Congress what he knows because that will obviously leak back to the administration. But Bannon was scheduled to testify to Congress today, and it was only because the White House asked him not to cooperate that he didnt provide his testimony. The House Intelligence Committee issued their own subpoena on the spot and presumably he will be compelled to talk to them very soon.

Now, it could be that Mueller is bringing Bannon in because of Wolffs book or because hes now being hauled before Congress, but I think the timing here is probably coincidental. Mueller wants to talk to Bannon about something else. He wants to talk to him about Cambridge Analytica.

To begin with, the things Bannon was quoted as saying in Wolffs book arent of that much use to Mueller. Bannon wasnt part of the campaign when Trump Jr., Kushner, and Manafort met with the Russians in Trump Tower. His knowledge of money laundering is probably indirect at best. He may have heard or learned things of interest of Mueller, but his firsthand knowledge of Trumps business practices is probably nonexistent and hes not a helpful witness to things that happened before he was hired to run the Trump campaign. Mueller wants Bannon to tell him things that can be used in court, and if hes trying to build a collusion case then he wants Bannon to explain everything he knows about Cambridge Analytica.

Steve Bannon is a former vice president...

Heat of a Thousand Suns Booman Tribune

If I knew absolutely nothing about politics or the political parties, this decision would convince me to hate Republicans with the heat of a thousand suns.

As it is, it changes nothing because of course the Republicans exist to do the bidding of the payday loan industry.

Discuss

GOP is Ill-Prepared for Government Shutdown Booman Tribune

Looking at Nancys piece on the Republicans plan for preventing a blue wave midterm election, I noted that theyre going to rely on immigration as a wedge issue. Now, there are different elements to immigration, obviously, and some have more political power than others. In general, however, these issues tend to divide the Republican caucus much more than the Democratic caucus.

There may be some Democratic lawmakers who are worried about how the DACA issue plays in their home districts, but theyre certainly not talking about their concerns. Overall, the American public strongly objects to the idea of deporting people who came here as young children and have proven themselves to be promising and productive members of our society. Im unaware of any Democrats who publicly support funding Trumps stupid border wall, but there are plenty of Republicans who think its a bad idea, a waste of money, and something that the Mexicans were supposed to pay for rather than the American taxpayers. The sanctuary city issue may be a more productive area for the Republicans to probe, but its also something that so far has been litigated in the courts, and not to the GOPs advantage. Its probably of limited value as a campaign issue, especially because the economy is humming and were closing in on full employment.

The other wedge issue mentioned in Nancys article is only tangentially related to immigration. The GOP wants to argue for stronger work requirements for welfare recipients. To get any political juice out of that argument the Republicans would have to set things up so that the Democrats were blocking them from enacting legislative changes to the law. For example, if they could get a government shutdown framed around welfare instead of DACA, they might actually win that battle at the voting booth. Maybe.

As things stand, though, the Republicans are facing a government shutdown framed around DACA and shithole countries, and that looks catastrophic to me when you consider that the Republicans control both chambers of Congress and theyre divided over DACA and immigration policy. Theyll argue that the Democrats are soft on defense and obstinate on immigration, but it will be their inability to settle on compromise solutions on those issues that causes the Democrats to withhold their votes.

The GOP has...

19:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!


-by Noah

The picture for this meme has been used for several memes, but, after Seor Trumpanzee's "Shithole Explosion," I had to take another look at it and add my own caption to it.

Having worked in the music business, I couldn't help remembering a similar pose by another group of Germans, and I don't mean German-Americans. In this case, I'm talking about real Germans, Kraftwerk, the pioneering innovators of the electronic music. Kraftwerk, as you can see, liked to play with very germanic imagery. If you google the band, you can see a lot more. They did it with a kind of tongue in cheek attitude. Apparently, the Trumps are playing with the same style, but, most likely, for different reasons.



There was also the album cover of the classic Meet The Beatles album with its dramatic cover photo by the band's German friend, photographer Astrid Kirschnerr who they had met in their Hamburg days.

17:49

Sean Hannity Has New Nickname for CNN: The S***HOLE NETWORK The Gateway Pundit

Top rated Fox News host Sean Hannity called rival cable network CNN the S***HOLE NETWORK in the Opening Monologue on his show Wednesday night in honor of CNN saying the phrase on air almost two hundred times last Friday after President Donald Trump was accused of saying the phrase (which he denies) about certain countries during a recent Oval Office meeting with lawmakers about immigration reform. CNN also constantly used the phrase unedited on screen in large letters during newscasts and on its twitter feeds.

Hannitys new nickname for CNN was quite popular. A sample:

...

17:14

Butt-Hurt Washington Post Calls Pres. Trumps Fake News Awards a Huge Flop; Number One on Google, Twitter, AOL The Gateway Pundit

The Washington Post predicted early on Wednesday President Donald Trumps Fake News Awards would be a flop. Later Wednesday after the awards were posted to the GOP website, crashing the servers, the Post pronounced the awards a huge flop. Trumps Fake News Awards were number one on Google, Twitter and AOL Wednesday night, adding another fake news feather in the cap of the Post which won one of the eleven Fake News Awards.

5. Washington Post FALSELY reported the Presidents massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.

The Posts tweets calling the Fake News Awards a flop:

The Posts tweets link to an article by Callum Borchers that gloats over the GOP.com servers crash...

16:35

CNNs Worst Nightmare Youngstown Ohio Voters Thrilled With Trumps First Year The Last Refuge

CNN took a production crew to Youngstown Ohio to talk to formerly registered Democrats who switched parties in 2016 in order to support Donald Trump. A year into President Trumps administration, CNN asks them if they still support Donald Trump.  Continue reading

16:20

January 18th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #364 The Last Refuge

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

16:15

Thursday January 18th Open Thread The Last Refuge

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

16:13

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: Common Core is Dead at U.S. Department of Education The Last Refuge

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave a far-ranging speech Tuesday in Washington at an American Enterprise Institute conference, Bush-Obama School Reform: Lessons Learned.  Most media reporting outlines Mrs. DeVos presentation to state the era of common core education is Continue reading

16:00

Are Republican House Candidates Allowed To Be Gay For Pay? Let's watch This One Play Out In CA-26 DownWithTyranny!




Last year CA-26-- a Southern California congressional district that includes Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village at the upper end of the San Fernando Valley plus most of Ventura County, including a bit of Simi Valley, plus Moorpark, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Oxnard and Fillmore-- gave Hillary a landslide victory over Trumpanzee: 57.9% to 36.0%. Obama had beaten McCain there, 56-41% and beaten Romney 54-44%. The PVI went from D+4 in 2015 to D+7 after the election. The district has a lousy congresswoman, pointless New Dem careerist Julia Brownley. ProgressivePunch rates her crappy voting record a very solid "F." Despite being an utter waste of a blue seat, she's expected to easily win reelection. As of the September 30 reporting deadline she already had $2,447,043 in her warchest. There are 4 Republicans wasting their time running against her-- Antonio Sabato Jr., Shane Skelton, Jeffrey Burum and Rafael Dagnesses, with Sabato, a Trumpist former porn star, underwear model and low-grade actor leading the pack.

Conservatives feel uncomfortable with Sabato, who more a fascist than an actual conservative and... well, he used to have sex with men on film for money-- and conservatives feel funny about that. Yesterday, the L.A. Times gave Sabato his moment of glory with a story by Seema Mehta. "Antonio Sabato Jr.," she wrote, "is best known as a soap opera star and Calvin Klein underwear model. But parts of his acting career are raising eyebrows among some conservatives as the Republican and early supporter of President Trump runs for Congress in California." Local Republicans "are saying movie roles in which Sabato simulated sex with a man and appeared nude disqualify him from representing the GOP." Republicans prefer gay sex in the closet, not on the silver screen. Sabato was born in Rome but his family moved to the U.S. when he was 13. He likes to call himself an immigrant who supports the wall and he's proud of his ugly bigotry, having insisted that Obama was a Muslim. To make upper his gay pornography he's dated loads of women and knocked up as many as possible and has children with several unmarried women. He's generally considered a filthy pig by anyone who knows him. ...

15:47

FLASH: FBI Investigating Millions Of Mishandled Dollars Funneled To Clinton Foundation The Gateway Pundit

Another day, another scandal for the Clinton Foundation. According to reports, the FBI is investigating millions of mishandled taxpayer dollars funneled to the dubious non-profit from Australian taxpayers.

Zerohedge reports via LifeZette:

The FBI has asked retired Australian policeman-turned investigative journalist, Michael Smith, to provide information he has gathered detailing multiple allegations of the Clinton Foundation receiving tens of millions of mishandled taxpayer funds, according to LifeZette

I have been asked to provide the FBI with further and better particulars about allegations regarding improper donations to the CF funded by Australian taxpayers, Smith told LifeZette.

Of note, the Clinton Foundation received some $88 million from Australian taxpayers between 2006 and 2014, reaching its peak in 2012-2013 which was coincidentally (were sure) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillards last year in office.

Smith names several key figures in his complaints of malfeasance, including Bill and Hillary Clinton and multiple Australian government officials including senior diplomat Alexander Downer, whose conversation with Trump aide George Papadopoulos that Russia had dirt on Hillary Clinton allegedly launched the Trump-Russia investigation (as opposed to the Fusion GPS dossier, of course).

The news comes amid a recent report by The Hills John Solomon alleging the FBI is launching a new investigation into the Clinton Foundation. Is this the probe Solomon was referring to?

As The Gateway Pundits Cristina Laila reports, one witness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity has already been interviewed by the FBI. The witness described the interview to The Hill as extremely professional and unquestionably thorough and focused on questions about whether donors to Clinton charitable efforts received any favorable treatment fro...

15:29

94-Year-Old Bob Dole Confined to a Wheelchair Stands for National Anthem at White House (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

94 year-old war hero and former Senator Bob Dole was honored today at the White House.

Dole was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his World War II service and decades of work in the House and Senate.

The former senator, who today is confined to a wheelchair, stood for the National Anthem putting the NFL and Democrat Party to shame.

Meanwhile in the National Football League the players are still kneeling, stretching and doing calisthenics during the National Anthem.

15:01

On Getting Libertarianism Right LewRockwell

The social theory sailing nowadays under the label Austro-Libertarianism has a long and prominent history going back many centuries, culminating, during the second half of the 20th century, in the work of Murray N. Rothbard, and continued today by his various intellectual disciples and students, including myself. The theory provides a simple, argumentatively irrefutable (without running into contractions) answer to one of the most important questions in the entire field of the social sciences: How can human beings, real persons, having to act in a real world characterized by the scarcity of all sorts of physical things, interact with each other, conceivably from the beginning of mankind until the end of human history, peacefully, i.e., without physically clashing with one another in a contest or fight concerning the control of one and the same given thing?

Put briefly, the answer is this: Absent a perfect harmony of all interests, clashes regarding scarce resources can only be avoided if all scarce resources are assigned as private, exclusive property to some specified individual or group of individuals. Only then can I act independently, with my own things, from you, with your own things, without I and you ever clashing.

And who owns what scarce resource as his private property and who does not? First: Each person owns his physical body that only he and no one else controls directly. And second, as for scarce resources that can be controlled only indirectly (that must be appropriated with our own nature-given, i.e., un-appropriated, body): Exclusive control (property) is acquired by and assigned to that person, who appropriated the resource in question first or who acquired it through voluntary (conflict-free) exchange from its previous owner. For only the first appropriator of a resource (and all later owners connected to him through a chain of voluntary exchanges) can possibly acquire and gain control over it without conflict, i.e., peacefully. Otherwise, if exclusive control is assigned instead to latecomers, conflict is not avoided but contrary to the very purpose of norms made unavoidable and permanent.

In short, then, formulated as a principle: You shall not aggress against another person and his justly acquired property and you may use physical violence exclusively in defense of your own person and property against an aggressor.

While the importance of this Austro-libertarian insight can hardly be overrated, however, it is just as important to recognize what questions this theory does not answer.

When we look at the real world we cannot but notice that it is distinctly different from a libertarian social order. And yet the libertarian theory in itself does not entail an answer as to why this is so except to conclude that people apparently are not intelligent or willing enough to r...

Did Donald Trump Change His Mind LewRockwell

Late last week, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, repeated his public observations that members of the intelligence community particularly the CIA, the NSA and the intelligence division of the FBI are not trustworthy with the nations intelligence secrets. Because he has a security clearance at the top secret level and knows how others who have access to secrets have used and abused them, his allegations are extraordinary.

He pointed to the high-ranking members of the Obama administration who engaged in unmasking the names of some people whose communications had been captured by the countrys domestic spies and the revelation of those names for political purposes. The most notable victim of this lawlessness is retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Donald Trumps former national security adviser, a transcript of whose surveilled conversation with then-Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak found its way into print in The Washington Post.

During the George W. Bush and Barack Obama years, captured communications digital recordings of telephone conversations and copies of emails and text messages did not bear the names of those who sent or received them. Those names were stored in a secret file. The revelation of those names is called unmasking.

Nunes also condemned the overt pro-Hillary Clinton bias and anti-Trump prejudice manifested by former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former FBI Director James Comey and their agents in the field, some of whose texts and emails we have seen. The secrets that he argued were used for political purposes had been obtained by the National Security Agency pursuant to warrants issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Yet Nunes voted to enhance federal bulk surveillance powers.

Bulk surveillance which is prohibited by the Constitution is the acquisition of digital versions of telephone, email and text communications based not on suspicion or probable cause but rather on geography or customer status. As I have written before, one publicly available bulk surveillance warrant was for all Verizon customers in the United States; thats 115 million people, many of whom have more than one phone and at least one computer. And it is surveillance of Americans, not foreigners as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act contemplates.

How did this happen?

It happened in the dark. The NSA has persuaded the FISC, which meets in secret and only hears the governments arguments, to permit it to spy on any American it wishes on the theory that all Americans know someone who knows someone else who knows someone who could have spoken to a foreign person working for a foreign government that could wish us ill.

This is the so-called judicial logic used to justify the s...

The Davos-Oxfam Symbiotic Dance LewRockwell

Every January, the elite gather in Davos, Switzerland to do business deals and listen to boring lectures by people who dont have either money or power. Its called the World Economic Forum.

Every year, the Left-wing foundation, Oxfam, simultaneously publishes its latest finding, which never changes much, that 1% of the worlds population owns half of the wealth.

These are public relations operations. The WEFs message: Weve got it, and you dont. Oxfams message: Theyve got it, and we dont. They are made for each other. They are joined at the hip.

DAVOS

The World Economic Forum is Duffys Tavern for the rich and powerful: Where the elite meet to eat.

Why do they go to the expense of gathering at Davos every year? Because no one wants to be left out. As they said on radio ads for rock and roll performances in my teenage years, Be there, or be square. Showing up means that you were invited. If you were not invited, you are not regarded as being in the elite . . . at least not this year.

In 2011, Ross Sorkin reported on what it cost to attend. First, there was the annual membership fee: 50,000 Swiss francs. In 2011, that was $52,000. But this was for commoners. If you wanted to get access to the private meetings, which the deal-doers presumably attend, you had to ante up $137,000 a year. Then there was the cost of a ticket into the Davos meeting: $19,000. Added up, the annual fee for insiders was $156,000.

Then there was the cost of a room. The budget rate was $500 a night.

You had to get there. First-class fare to Zurich was $11,000 in 2011.

You needed a chauffeur and expensive car. Add another $10,000.

Then there are the other meetings throughout the year. They get no publicity. But insiders feel the peer pressure to attend. Be there, or be square.

That is a lot of money to get bored listening to speeches by upper-middle-class college professors.

The economic reality is this: the value of lost time for deal-doers is far greater than the out-of-pocket, tax-deductible business expenses. These people really are the elite. Either an attendee must get a deal over the year, or else his membership and attendance are for show. Ive got it. You dont.

OXFAM

Oxfams marketers figured out years ago that the WEFs Davos meeting is an ideal way to get free publicity for Oxfam in the world press. It also gives the fund-raisers an opportunity to feature these stories in their attempts to raise more money. See? Were getting worldwide attention. This is true. They are. So,...

Does Conservative Populism Exist? LewRockwell

Having just read Matt Purples comments on The American Conservative as to why Bannonism will live on, I thought Id weigh in as a critical observer of what now passes for the conservative movement.

Like Bannon, I have generally chastised that movement from the right.  But like Mr. Purple, I find President Trumps erstwhile adviser downright inept in selling his conservative populist message.  Bannon has behaved like an egomaniac, who viciously turned on the president he was supposed to be assisting.  He couldnt even serve the populist cause he purports to believe in without making it entirely about himself.  Some of Bannons more widely publicized political choices, such as favoring Judge Roy Moore for the vacant senatorial seat in Alabama, are a case in point.  His involvement in that race gave him ample opportunity to exhibit himself on camera, in his bag man attire and four-oclock shadow.  But we know how disastrous that race turned out.  Despite his supposedly persuasive rhetoric, moreover, I dont think Ive ever heard Bannon say anything memorable or notably coherent.

My criticism goes beyond Bannons demeanor and extends to the populist brand that hes selling.  Although Im not categorically against the right embracing populist tactics, I just dont think these tools can work well in the U.S.

Populism assumes a high degree of homogeneity, cultural, historic, and ethnic, among the majority to whom a populist leader appeals.  The white working-class base that Bannon and Trump have targeted includes no more than about 35% of the voting population, and at least that number of voters and probably more are allied to the cultural and social left.

Bannon, Stephen Miller, and the American Greatness crowd are always claiming theyll bring American blacks into their populist alliance.  But in Alabama and Virginia, black turnout for Democratic statewide candidates, in what was at least partly an expression of anti-Trump sentiment, was over 95%.  It doesnt matter that Trumps policies have helped blacks and hispanics economically.  Theres no indication that help is even minimally appreciated, and even less that racial minorities are running to join an expanding populist alliance.  Ditto for college-educated, upwardly mobile women, who are running toward the social-cultural left in droves.  Despite...

Immigration and the Deep State LewRockwell

Why did received opinion melt down so spectacularly when Donald Trump allegedly said in private that he wanted more immigrants from places like Norway and Asia and fewer from places like Haiti and Africa?

Last Thursday, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) scheduled a meeting with the president to try to trick him into supporting their politically suicidal immigration bill. To their dismay, however, when they arrived they found that Trump had also invited realist immigration experts such as Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and the presidents speechwriter Stephen Miller.

In the ensuing debate, Durbin and Graham were demolished. So Durbin, his plot foiled, tried the underhanded ploy of asserting to the press, perhaps inaccurately, that Trump had used the now-notorious vulgarity to characterize Haiti.

Of course, Haiti ranks 163rd on the U.N.s Human Development Index while Norway ranks first, so, as usual, what drives the establishment most crazy about Trump is his tendency to tell the rough truth.

Trump was immediately denounced for damaging Americas diplomatic relations with our crucial strategic ally Haiti and making it potentially harder for the U.S. military to do whatever it is that its doing in Africa that got four U.S. soldiers killed last October in an African country that most Americans couldnt find on a globe and few would risk trying to even pronounce its name out loud.

Of course, Senator Durbin could simply have kept his mouth shut. Grown-ups understand that in private negotiations presidents use crude but often accurate language (the capital of Haiti is one of the worlds largest cities without a functioning sewage system), and that its wrong for senators to reveal conversations with the president to other countries.

The subsequent uproar confirmed my long-held observation that the Washington power structure is drifting toward the bizarrely extremist ideology that the American people have no right to control th...

Not One Inch Eastward LewRockwell

Its true:

U.S. Secretary of State James Bakers famous not one inch eastward assurance about NATO expansion in his meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on February 9, 1990, was part of a cascade of assurances about Soviet security given by Western leaders to Gorbachev and other Soviet officials throughout the process of German unification in 1990 and on into 1991, according to declassified U.S., Soviet, German, British and French documents posted today by the National Security Archive at George Washington University.

It turns out the Russians have a reason to be upset about the expansion of NATO.  And this isnt from some libertarian nut-job (like bionic mosquito) or non-interventionist outfit (like The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity).

Before getting to some of the evidence, just what is the National Security Archive at George Washington University?

Founded in 1985 by journalists and scholars to check rising government secrecy, the National Security Archive combines a unique range of functions: investigative journalism center, research institute on international affairs, library and archive of declassified U.S. documents (the worlds largest nongovernmental collection according to the Los Angeles Times), leading non-profit user of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, public interest law firm defending and expanding public access to government information, global advocate of open government, and indexer and publisher of former secrets.

The documents provide evidence that assurances were offered by western leaders at the highest level: Bush, Thatcher, Major, and Mitterand are but a few examples.  In other words, a Mt. Rushmore of liars.

Some excerpts:

  • The documents reinforce former CIA Director Robert Gatess criticism of pressing ahead with expansion of NATO eastward [in the 1990s], when Gorbachev and others were led to believe that wouldnt happen.
  • President George H.W. Bush had assured Gorbachev during the Malta summit in December 1989 that the U.S. would not take advantageof the revolutions in Eastern Europe to harm Soviet interests
  • The first concrete assurances by Western leaders on NATO began on January 31, 1990
  • The U.S. Embassy in Bonn (see Document 1) informed Washington that Genscher made clear that the changes in Eastern Europe and the German...

The Republican Supreme Court LewRockwell

When the US Supreme Court consisted of civil libertarians such as William Douglas, William Brennan, and Thurgood Marshall, Republicans argued that the Supreme Court was coddling criminals and inventing rights. To prevent legislation from the bench, it was necessary, Republicans said, to elect Republican presidents who would appoint a different court that would respect the Constitution.

Law and Order Conservatives were particularly upset by the Miranda decision. These conservatives were too naive to realize that often police are more interested in solving a case than they are in justice. Coerced self-incrimination was an easy way for police to solve a crime. Miranda and other rulings reduced the ability of police and prosecutors to solve crimes at the expense of the rights of suspects. What the liberal court did was to hold accountable the cases brought by police and prosecutors. The liberals mistake was they failed to hold the police personally accountable for their misdeeds.

The Republicans did give America a different Supreme Court and also different district and appeal courts. Rulings by Republican judges have stripped the Bill of Rights out of the Constitution and made police unaccountable for murder and robbery. In effect, the Republican jurists have turned the police into a criminal organization that is above the law. John Whitehead lays it out for us here.

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CIA False Flag Likely in Drone Attack LewRockwell

The audacious multiple-drone attack on Russias military bases in Syria is increasingly looking like a false flag carried out by the American Central Intelligence Agency. Sophisticated technology and a Ukrainian connection indicate that the swarm attack with 13 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) was not the work solely of Syrian anti-government militants.

Whats more the Russian government appears to have the incriminating evidence on who sanctioned the drone attacks against the Russian air base at Hmeimim and its naval port at Tartus on January 6.

The weapons failed to execute their deadly mission. Of the 13 drones used, seven were shot down by Russian Pantsir S-1 air defenses and six were safely landed by Russian electronic jamming technology. Those captured intact UAVs will have provided forensic information about what agency authored the plot.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said coyly, We know who did it, without as of yet specifying the culprit.

Images of the UAVs released by the Russian Ministry of Defense showed rudimentary construction from what appeared to be plywood.

However, the navigation technology and explosives onboard were sophisticated and professionally made. This was no amateurish mission, as might have been expected if militants alone had carried it out.

Furthermore, the drones were unlikely to have been made by Syrian militants. Russian analysis of the explosive PENT substance indicates that Ukraine was the source. That points to the Americans as the bridging agency between Ukraine and Syria.

Another key factor is that at the time of the attacks, Russian military detected a US Poseidon surveillance aircraft in proximity over the Syrian coastal area. The Poseidon would have the ability to guide the drones to the precise location of the Russian bases. Although the plane is commonly thought of as part of the US Navy fleet, that does not preclude the CIA having their own Poseidon aircraft.

It is also significant that Crimean lawmaker Ruslan Balbek has recently claimed that American Poseidon aircra...

The Whole World Is Sick and Tired LewRockwell

According to four-star General Wesley Clark, in a 1991 meeting with Paul Wolfowitz, then-under-secretary of defense for policy at the Department of Defense, Wolfowitz seemed a little dismayed because he believed the U.S. should have gotten rid of Saddam Hussein in Operation Desert Storm but failed to do so. Clark summarized what he says Wolfowitz said:

But one thing we did learn. We learned that we can use our military in the region, in the Middle East, and the Soviets wont stop us. Weve got about five or ten years to clean up those old Soviet client regimes, Syria, Iran, Iraq, before the next great superpower comes on to challenge us. [emphasis added]

This was certainly the case in the years that followed, as the United States used the pretext of 9/11 to attack both Afghanistan and Iraq with little to no substantive resistance from the international community. This trend continued as the Obama administration heavily expanded its operations into Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, and even the Philippines, to name a few, right up until the U.S. led a cohort of NATO countries to impose regime change in Libya in 2011.

At the time, Russia withheld its veto power at the U.N. Security Council because it had received assurances that the coalition would not pursue regime change. After NATO forces began bombing Muammar Gaddafis palaces directly, a furious Vladimir Putin questioned: Who gave NATO the right to kill Gaddafi?

Following Gaddafis public execution on the streets of Sirte, Putins criticism of NATOs betrayal went even further. He stated:

The whole world saw him being killed; all bloodied. Is that democracy? And who did it? Drones, including American ones, delivered a strike on his motorcade. Then commandos who were not supposed to be there brought in so-called opposition and militants and killed him without trial. Im not saying that Gaddafi didnt have to quit, but that should have been left up to the people of Libya to decide through the democratic process.

No one appreciated it at the time, but Americas unchallenged ability to intervene anywhere and everywhere it chooses ended on that day. Fast forward to Ba...

Get Up, Stand Up, Speak Up for Your Rights LewRockwell

We have been silent witnesses of evil deeds: we have been drenched by many storms; we have learnt the arts of equivocation and pretence; experience has made us suspicious of others and kept us from being truthful and open; intolerable conflicts have worn us down and even made us cynical. Are we still of any use? What we shall need is not geniuses, or cynics, or misanthropes, or clever tacticians, but plain, honest, straightforward men. Will our inward power of resistance be strong enough, and our honesty with ourselves remorseless enough, for us to find our way back to simplicity and straightforwardness?Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was executed by the Nazis for participating in the German resistance movement

Im tired of liars, scoundrels and cheats.

Im sick of circus politics, sex scandals and partisan hypocrisy.

Ive reached the limits of my tolerance for individuals who have bartered their morality, consciences, integrity, religious beliefs and liberty for political gain.

Enough already.

This is not a reality show. It is not an experiment in political theories or a contest over who generates the biggest laughs, or the highest ratings, or the best polling numbers.

Enough with the deafening silence in the face of outright corruption, base immorality, denigrating language, demoralizing greed, abject cruelty, derision, cynicism, violence, oppression and tyranny.

The United States of America is run by a cabal of racist, classist, sexist, militaristic, misogynistic, greedy, heartless thugs who are obviously satisfied that their latest CEODonald Trumpis doing such a great job of keeping the nation polarized and pole-axed by his reality show antics.

After all, why hire a statesman when you can hire a buffoon who will entertain, enrage and incite a nation to the brink of madness.

Theythe powers-that-be, the Deep State, the controllers, the financiers, the war hawkswant us at the brink of madness. They want us in a state of civil unrest. They want the riots and the mob violence and the political discord and the state of panic. They want us to fight each other and be incapable of taking a united stand against tyranny.

They want us silent and subservient.

We have been silent too long. We have been silent for all the wrong reasons.

We have been silent when the universe demanded that we get up, stand up, and speak out.

There comes a time when silence is betrayal, warned Martin Luther King, Jr.

We didnt listen.

We ignored Kings warning about the...

Who Survives and Who Dies LewRockwell

Did you ever wonder about the differences in how people behave in a crisis? Why some people survive and some people die? Are there characteristics that we can nurture now in good times that could help see us through bad times?

Id talked with Selco previously about who lives and who doesnt in a long-term emergency, and a great determiner is a flexible mindset. In this interview, we go deeper into who can withstand the stress of an SHTF event and who crumbles. Today he shares his insights from the Balkan War.

What were the worst mental stressors during the situation in Bosnia that are probably common in many long-term scenarios?

Obviously, it was a situation when violence was very widely used and in a sporadic way ( very often without any logic) so people lived under constant physical threat, and also in very poor condition.

On first look that was mental stressors, but this part or field of survival is in my opinion very important and commonly overlooked in prepper community, and there is much more to it.

It is a huge topic, but we can touch on some of this in the article. I researched it a lot. A few factors were important, and will be important in any future collapse event:

#1) Loss of control

If you are living a normal average life with your family, you have a job, kids go to school, you go to the physician when you are sick, kids eat their favorite foods.

There are police for problems, there is law and order, everybody knows its place more or less.

You feel that you are in control of your life and lives of your family.

And then one day all that is gone. You find yourself in the world where very often things of life and death are a matter of pure coincidence or luck if you like, or a matter of event. For example, is there going to rain that day for enough water?

People had a very hard time of dealing with it, you can be prepared very well to some extent, but also you need to be prepared that for a number of things (big number) you are simply not in control anymore.

#2) Hopelessness

Hopelessness is the big word when it comes to survival, and from my experience, it is hard to beat it.

A survival event that lasts for few days, even a week or two, is like a camping trip, something like people go together, share food, help, there are nights spent next to lamps, violence is possible but not widespread because people see that event gonna last only for week or two.

Some people gonna take chance and do violence or stealing but the majority is gonna keep it together to the end of SHTF.

Events that last for month or two are harder, more violence and harder time, but still, people see that everything gonna go back to normal.

When you are thrown into an event...

Donald Trump Scored Top Marks in Cognitive Test LewRockwell

The cognitive test on which Donald Trump received a perfect score is considered a good screening tool for mental decline in an otherwise healthy person, medical experts said.

The US president asked to be administered a mental test and was given the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) as part of a medical exam by Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, who on Tuesday said he had absolutely no concerns about Mr Trumps neurological function. The president scored 30 out of 30.

Cognitive testing looks for signs of mild cognitive impairment and/or Alzheimers disease.  It focuses on cognitive functions including memory, attention, language, abstraction, delayed recall and orientation.

Sample questions on the Montreal test include repeating a set of numbers in order both forwards and backwards and remembering a list of common words.

Test takers are asked to identify animals, and draw a clock face, putting in all of the numbers and setting the clock hands to a specific time. It takes about 10 minutes to administer.

One memory test involves memorising the words face, velvet, church, daisy, red and recalling them after five minutes.

Another test challenges participants to name as many words as they can in one minute that begin with the letter F.

In general, patients with good or average memory forget one of the five words and can still be within the normal range, said Dr James Mastrianni, an expert in memory disorders and other neurodegenerative conditions at the University of Chicago Medicine.

Its a screening assessment that we use routinely in the clinics to determine whether someone has some degree of cognitive impairment or not, he said.

If they score poorly on that assessment, then usually there is more detailed evaluation that follows. But if they score well that usually indicates there is pretty good cognitive function. They are essentially intact, Mastrianni added.

...

14:55

Under Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, FBI Director Mueller and CIA Director Petraeus Grounded Critical Benghazi Rescue Operation Inflection Point

Inflection Point: 
Hillary Clinton did not get Christopher Stevens killed. She did much worse! It's amusing, what was suspected in 2012, and is now well understands, is coming to light.

Who believes CNN will take time out from their Poo, poo rant to deliver the news?

True Pundit
When distress reports reached U.S. Intelligence in Langley and the Pentagon that the American ambassador to Benghazi and dozens of his diplomatic personnel were under terrorist attack in Libya on Sept. 11 2012, CIA and Defense Department officials scrambled an immediate response.

Officials moved quickly to assemble a counter-terrorism team of professionals to dispatch to Benghazi. That little-known but elite squad, known as the Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST), is in fact the governments sole inter-agency, on call and short notice team trained to respond to any terror-related incident in the world.

But not this time. Not in Benghazi.

FEST agents intent on rescuing the stranded Americans from the siege on the U.S. diplomatic compounds in Benghazi including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens were told to stand down, according to shocking revelations by FBI agents and CIA sources who spoke to True Pundit.

Robyn Gritz, a decorated FBI agent who previously served as the Bureaus official attach...

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House Spending Bill Changes Law to Let Trump Administration Secretly Shift Intelligence Money The Intercept

The House spending bill released Wednesday would allow President Trump, or people under him, to secretly shift money to fund intelligence programs, a break with 70 years of governing tradition.

Since 1947, section 504 of the National Security Act has mandated that the administration inform Congress if it intends to shift money from one intelligence project to another, if the new project has not been authorized by Congress. That notification can be and almost always is done in secret, but it is at least a minimal check on executive power.

The spending bill currently under consideration, known as a continuing resolution, or CR, breaks with that tradition, allowing funds to be obligated and expended notwithstanding section 504(a)(1) of the National Security Act of 1947.

Section 504(a)(1) is the piece of the law that requires intelligence agencies to spend the money on the program the money was appropriated for. Appropriated funds available to an intelligence agency may be obligated or expended for an intelligence or intelligence-related activity only if those funds were specifically authorized by the Congress for use for such activities; or

The or refers to the intelligence communitys obligation to inform Congress of any deviation. But without any obligation to spend funds as specifically authorized, there is no obligation to inform Congress if thats not happening.

Thats not how this issue has been dealt with in previous CRs. Heres what the language typically looks like:

Funds appropriated by this Act, or made available by the transfer of funds in this Act, for intelligence or intelligence related activities are deemed to be specifically authorized by the Congress for purposes of section 504 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 414) during [fiscal year] until the enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for [insert fiscal year].

The reference to the Missile Defeat and Defense Enhancements Appropriations Act merely refers to the...

14:44

2017 Fake News Awards Released The Last Refuge

President Trump and team have released the TOP Eleven Fake News Stories of 2017: SEE THEM HERE 11.  RUSSIA COLLUSION! Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION! 10.  The New York Continue reading

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Julian Assange Confidant Offers Rare Glimpse Into the Secretive World of WikiLeaks The Gateway Pundit

In December, German hacker Andy Mller-Maguhn provided the Washington Post with what is described as a rare look inside the secretive world of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

Mller-Maguhn, a close confidant of Assange, with roots, of their relationship dating back to the 1980s, revealed whats it like to work for the eccentric WikiLeaks founder.

Washington Post reports:

Former WikiLeaks supporters say the group is governed by Assanges whims. The way to think of it is always just chaos, said one former WikiLeaks activist who spoke on the condition of anonymity to offer a frank opinion and avoid retribution from Assange. There arent any systems. There arent any procedures no formal roles, no working hours. Its all just Julian and whatever he feels like.

During the 2016 campaign, Assange put out word that he wanted material on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. He was kind of asking everybody, Can we get something for the election?  Mller-Maguhn recalls.

Assange signs off on all WikiLeaks publications but does not review everything that comes to the group. For security reasons, he does not want that, Mller-Maguhn says. Mller-Maguhn, though, is vague about WikiLeaks internal workings. []

The only reliable way to contact Assange, he says, is through Direct Message on Twitter.  []

When he talks to visitors, Assange turns on a white noise generator in the embassy conference room to counter listening devices. Above the door, he points out a surveillance camera and indicates that sensitive messages should be communicated only via handwritten notes, shielding the text from the camera with a hand or notepad cover.

On July 3, 2016, Mller-Maguhn visited Assange at the embassy to celebrate Assanges 45th birthday. Inside the brick building, Ecuadoran children, dressed in traditional garb, serenaded Assange with little guitars and pipe flutes.

According to public ledgers, WikiLeaks is in possession of bitcoin worth approximately $25 million.

Ecuador has...

13:42

BITTER: Jim Acosta Fires Back At POTUS Trump After CNN Wins FOUR FAKE NEWS AWARDS The Gateway Pundit

Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta was far from pleased after President Trump bestowed CNN with four Fake News awards Wednesday evening. Acosta, who was speaking on a panel organized by Freedom of Press, responded to the news, stating I would say having been called fake news myself, the president is the king of fake news.

Bitter, indeed.

Responding to the GOPs website crashing upon Trump announcing the Fake News awards, Acosta tweeted, Crushed by the weight of its own absurdity. .

Earlier in the discussion, Acosta defended against criticism for asking the President if he was a racist in relation to his sh*thole remarks.

God damn it, Ill say it outloud it is our right to ask if the president is a racist, Acosta blurted out.

13:21

Congratulations NY Times Hack Paul Krugman Winner of the 2017 #FakeNewsAwards! You Finally Won an Award You Deserve! The Gateway Pundit

President Trump announced his first Fake News Awards on Wednesday night.

The President posted a tweet on the award winners on Twitter.

Trump broke the internet

The GOP webpage crashed!

Eventually the winners were listed online.

And the grand winner this year was New York Times crank Paul Krugman.

Krugman predicted on November 9, 2016, that the economy would never recover from a Trump election victory.

On Wednesday January 17, 2018, President Trump officially broke EVERY SINGLE DOW MARKET Record.

Congratulations Mr. Krugman.

You finally won an award you deserve!

The post...

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Super-MAGAnomic-Winning: Apple Inc Gives $2,500 Bonus, Announces $350 Billion U.S. Investment, Hires 20,000 The Last Refuge

Hear that sound? It started way off in the distance during Q1 last year After Trumps MAGAnomic tax plan passed, the distant rumble grew louder yet MSM still refused to heart it. Its now a roar of thundering U.S. corporations Continue reading

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Trump Posts Fake News Award, Traffic To See Them Breaks The Site Weasel Zippers

Heres the original announcement. But the site was overwhelmed, so Comfortably Smug posted screenshots. Heres the link you can use, maybe, if it comes back up. Heres an archive link if that one is still out.

12:25

Swiss Town Denies Passport To Dutch Vegan Because She Is Too Annoying Weasel Zippers

Right there with ya, Swiss guys. They found annoying liberal just too much to take. Via Yahoo: A Dutch vegan who applied for a Swiss passport has had her application rejected because the locals found her too annoying. Nancy Holten, 42, moved to Switzerland from the Netherlands when she was eight years old and now []

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President Trump Announces Much Anticipated #FakeNews Awards BREAKS THE INTERNET! Update: Awards Listed The Gateway Pundit

President Trump announced his first Fake News Awards on Wednesday night.

The President posted a tweet on the award winners on Twitter.

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TRUMP BROKE THE INTERNET

The Fake News Awards BROKE THE INTERNET.

The president listed about 12 stories as winning the Fake News Awards for 2017.

UPDATE HERE IS THE LIST..

2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news. Studies have shown that over 90% of the medias coverage of President Trump is negative.

Below are the winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards:

1. The New York Times Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trumps historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.

2. ABC News Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report.

3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.

4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.

5. Washington Post FALSELY reported the Presidents massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.

6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding....

12:15

Mick Mulvaney Begins Review of Entire Operation Behind CFPB The Last Refuge

Interim Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Mick Mulvaney, announces the entire operational architecture of the liberal protection racket is being reviewed. As many reports have indicated, the CFPB was structured to be an unaccountable branch of the Continue reading

12:07

SARA CARTER: Clinton Foundation Hatchet Man Grilled By FBI In Connection To Steele Dossier The Gateway Pundit

A new report by Fox News contributor Sara Carter reveals Clinton Foundation hatchet man Sidney Blumenthal was grilled by the FBI in 2016 in connection to the Steele dossier.

Last November, Hillary Clinton infamously admitted on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah that her campaign paid for the discredited document.

Sara Carter reports:

A close friend, advisor and confidant of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was allegedly interviewed by the FBI in connection with the controversial dossier that was used in part as evidence by the bureau to obtain a warrant to investigate members of President Trumps campaign team, according to several sources who spoke to this reporter.

Sidney Blumenthal, a former journalist and a close friend of Clinton, was  interviewed by the FBI in 2016 regarding the dossier that alleged Trump colluded with Russia, the sources stated. Department of Justice officials, however, declined to comment on Blumenthal or the dossier. []

Blumenthal worked as a White House aide for Bill Clinton, and later worked with the Clinton Foundation after being denied a role by Obama Administration officials with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to reports.  According to Politico he was being paid $10,000 a month by the Clinton Foundation.

Commenting on Carters story, Judicial Watchs Tom Fitton called Blumenthal a Clinton Foundation hatchet man.

12:04

Dem Rep. Luis Gutierrez Cant Remember Who Chuck Schumer Is Weasel Zippers

Wheres his cognitive assessment test? What about for Nancy Pelosi? Via Free Beacon: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) had trouble remembering who the Senate minority leader was on Wednesday, but eventually CNNs Brooke Baldwin helped him out. Gutierrez appeared on MSNBC to talk about immigration with Katy Tur and referred to a meeting between House []

12:00

Does Net Neutrality Mean Much To You? DownWithTyranny!

If more congressional candidates did this, many of the country's problems would vanish

I was listening to NPR yesterday on a long drive and they were interviewing two dullard Beltway operatives, a dumb Dem and an even dumber Republican. The dumb Dem, when asked about Net Neutrality's salience as an issue said no one cared much about it. And the dumber Republican went one further to say no one even knows what it is. These two fools and the idiots they work for may be in for a big surprise. Spectrum seems to already be slowing down website loading and is running frequent TV cable ads hawking speedier service if you pay a monthly fee. Anyone who thinks there's no salience in that as an issue is just so, so clueless.

Lisa Brown, the Democrat running for Congress in eastern Washington state, has a a net neutrality video as her pinned tweet. It's an important issue for her. She told us that her opponent, "4th- ranked Republican leader, Rep. McMorris Rodgers, actually 'applauded' the FCC for taking on the reversal of net neutrality, demonstrating how out of touch she is with the real needs of most Americans, especially the rural parts of eastern Washington. Not only will 'pay to play' internet hurt all consumers in the wallet, it will widen the digital divide, as ISPs compete by investing in big city technology upgrades and marketing, letting the rest of us languish."

John Culberson is one of the only members of Congress left in office who voted against the Martin Luther King holiday. Hopefully this will be his last year in Congress, replaced one of the best successful cancer doctores and rese...

11:44

Trump Will Address March For Life Via Satellite Weasel Zippers

.@PressSec: "We're excited to announce that @POTUS will be the first sitting President to address the #MarchforLife from the @WhiteHouse The President is committed to protecting the life of the unborn." pic.twitter.com/p2nG1nlJo5 Fox News (@FoxNews) January 17, 2018 Bush called the March but this will be a satellite address, probably easier for security than []

11:23

WWII Vet Bob Dole Is Wheelchair Bound But That Didnt Stop Him When The Anthem Played Weasel Zippers

Could show the kneelers a thing or two. Via Daily Caller: Bob Dole was honored at the US Capitol today, and he sent the NFL a message. The World War II veteran, Senator and former presidential candidate received the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony that included Republican and Democrat leadership, the President and the []

11:22

MAGAnomics Stunning 2017 Holiday Season Sales Results Exceed All Forecasts, DOW Breaks 26,000 The Last Refuge

MAGAnomics The first round of economic results from 2017 holiday sales are coming in and the results are incredible. Total holiday sales from November and December increased 5.5% over the prior year, thats a massive jump. Keep in mind, Continue reading

11:11

Sarah Sanders Pounds Pelosi Into the Dirt Over Her Crumbs Comment Following Apples Announcement to Give Employees $2500 Bonuses The Gateway Pundit

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) arrogantly dismissed the Trump tax cut bonuses as crumbs and pathetic in a press conference last Thursday.

Botox Pelosi is one of the wealthiest members of Congress; she is completely removed from the everyday working American.

What a despicable woman.

On Wednesday it was announced that Apple will pay $38 billion in taxes to the U.S. government to return money it had stashed overseas. Apple has $252.3 billion in cash abroad.

In addition, the tech giant announced today it has plans to open a new facility and add 20,000 employees over the next five years.

Apples new plans include $350 billion in U.S. investments.

Apple will also be giving employees $2,500 bonuses thanks to Trumps tax cuts. Over 2 million Americans have received Trump tax cut bonuses from their employers.

Fearless warrior Sarah Huckabee Sanders hammered Nancy Pelosi from her Twitter account Wednesday after Apple announced the good news.

Or as would say: crumbs Sarah Sanders said in a tweet that immediately went viral.

11:08

US Supreme Court About To Pass A 21st Century Dred Scott Decision Black Agenda Report

US Supreme Court About To Pass A 21st Century Dred Scott Decision

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bruce Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:38

Back in 1857 the US Supreme Court, in response to the lawsuit of one Dred Scott, a slave suing for his freedom, ruled that nobody of African descent had any legal right under the US Constitution that any white man was bound to respect. It was a bright line that was only resolved, insofar as it was, by the Civil War.

In the next few weeks the US Supreme Court is expected to hand down what amounts to a 21st century Dred Scott decision. The case is National Labor Relations Board vs Murphy Oil USA. The universally expected ruling of the court will be that no workers on any job possess any legal right whatsoever to collude or combine against their employers for any purpose, period exclamation point.

There are details and fine points as there always are with the law, but thats the gist of it. What there isnt, is any shadow or prospect of relief anyplace in the US Constitution. The 19th century Dred Scott Supreme Court said black people had no Constitutional rights, and its 21st century counterpart says pretty much the same for workers on the job not already represented by a union, a mere five or six percent of the US workforce.

Employers went into this case claiming no worker on any job possessed any right to sue or take any sort of collective action at all against an employer, that any rights workers might have were strictly limited to individual arbitr...

11:01

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Interview With Bret Baier (video) The Last Refuge

Earlier tonight White House Chief of Staff John Kelly sat down for an interview with Fox News host Bret Baier to discuss current political events.  Great interview:  

10:54

Heres Why You Probably Wont See Any Anthem Protests At The Super Bowl Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: NBC announced early last week that they plan to televise players who kneel for the national anthem during the Super Bowl. According to a report by The Washington Times, none of the teams that had active national anthem protesters made it to the post season. According to the Times: By the end []

10:49

Mark Mason: Pakistan Is a Fractured Client State of the US Empire, Afghanistan a US Colony Dandelion Salad

Interview with Mark Mason Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad Mark Mason, PhD (his website) The Citizen, Jan. 15, 2018 January 17, 2018 NEW DELHI/SAN FRANCISCO: Editors Note: US Domestic and Foreign Policy Analyst Mark Mason speaks to The Citizen on the current Trump administration and its world view, with specific focus on West (Iran) and South []

10:35

Fusion GPS Founder Glenn Simpson Tells Congress Trump Was Unsuitable to be President The Gateway Pundit

Last Tuesday Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) unilaterally released the full August 2017 testimony of Glenn Simpson from Fusion GPS.

Fusion GPS was hired by Democrats after John Podestas emails were leaked online by Wikileaks back in June 2016. Fusion GPS was hired to prove a Trump-Putin conspiracy after the DNC was allegedly hacked by Russia.

Fusion put together a fake dossier that was never fact checked and had extremely ridiculous claims on Donald Trumps links to Russian figures. Fusion GPS knew they needed to find an extremely gullible politician to pass on their fake dossier to the US intelligence community and so they used John McCain to turn it over to the FBI.

The FBI then used the phony dossier to spy on Donald Trump and his campaign during the 2016 election and during the transition period after his victory.

Now this

In the testimony leaked last week Glenn Simpson said he reached a conclusion in early 2016 that Donald Trump was unsuitable for president.

Breitbart.com reported:

In testimony released publicly last week, Glenn R. Simpson, the co-founder of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS conceded that he opposed Donald Trumps presidential candidacy and that his negative opinions of the politician may have entered into his thinking.

Fusion GPS compiled the infamous, largely discredited 35-page dossier accusing Trump and his presidential campaign of ties with Russia.

In August 22 testimony released last week and reviewed in full by Breitbart News, Simpson made the following admission:

I think its safe to say that, you know, at some point probably early in 2016 I had reached a conclusion about Donald Trump as a businessman and his character and I was opposed to Donald Trump. Im not going to pretend that that wouldnt have entered into my thinking.

You know, again, I was a journalist my whole life. So we were, you know, trained not to t...

10:34

Former Chief Asst. U.S. Attorney: Trump Admins Espionage Act Enforcement May Spell Trouble For Hillary Clinton The Gateway Pundit

The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it had charged ex-CIA agent Jerry Chun Shing Lee with a felony for unlawfully retaining classified information. Chief Asst. U.S. Attorney Andrew C. McCarthy believes Lees arrest demonstrates the Trump administration is doing what the Obama administration, in part, refused to do enforce the Espionage Act. The move may spell trouble for Hillary Clinton. 

McCarthy writes in National Review:

[ ] Trump Justice Departments prosecution theory in Lees case repudiates in every salient particular the Obama Justice Departments analysis of the Clinton investigation. [] It was based on such an absence of traitorous intent that the Obama Justice Department and the FBI and, more important, President Obama himself rationalized dropping the Clinton investigation rather than filing an indictment. []

Finally, it makes no difference that Lee is charged with felony retention of classified information under the Espionage Acts section 793(e) while Mrs. Clinton was said to be investigated for grossly negligent mishandling of classified information under the Acts section 793(f). []

Mrs. Clinton should have been investigated (and charged) under section 793(e) since she, like Lee, willfully and unlawfully retained classified information in unauthorized places (and transmitted it to unauthorized people). The gross-negligence felony (793(f)) should have been the prosecutors fallback position.

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Yet, by drawing us into this morass, the Obama administration ingeniously set the framework for public discussion of Clintons case: just carelessness, not real crime. In reality, Clinton was like Lee: She should have been prosecuted for willful misconduct. [] But if the government fails to convict Lee, it wont be due to the intent element, on which the evidence is strong. In that sense, the Espionage Act is back to being enforced as it is written. If the email investigation were reopened under those terms, it would be bad news for Mrs. Clinton and her underlings.

As The Gateway Pundits Cristina Laila reported, Comeys original Hillary Clinton statement was recen...

10:33

Linda Sarsour Endorses Chelsea Manning for Senate in Maryland Weasel Zippers

Via Free Beacon: Prominent anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour on Saturday publicly endorsed convicted military leaker and transgender activist Chelsea Manning for her Senate bid in Maryland, calling out potential critics as hypocrites. Sarsour, a co-organizer for the National Womens March, said that if someone doesnt mind former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio running for Senate in []

10:21

TRUMPERS LOVE THE TESTOSTERONE, SO THE STORMY DANIELS STORY WON'T BOTHER THEM No More Mister Nice Blog

Because we never, ever hear from the in the mainstream media, The New York Times has asked Trump voters to tell us why the president is so goshdarn wonderful. The paper has now published fifteen letters to the editor from Trump fans.

Two points stand out in the letters: First, the fans believe Trump is 100% responsible for positive developments such as declining black unemployment (he's not) and the defeat of ISIS (nope, not that either). Second, they love his manly essence. That's so obvious that the Times gives the letter the headline "'Vision, Chutzpah and Some Testosterone.'"

Read the following excerpts, and try to imagine that these people will be upset to learn that Trump had an affair with a porn star shortly after his wife gave birth to his youngest son:

The economy is up, foreign tyrants are afraid, ISIS has lost most of its territory, our embassy will be moved to Jerusalem and tax reform is accomplished. More than that, Mr. Trump is learning, adapting and getting savvier every day. Entitlement reform is next! Lastly, the entrenched interests in Washington, which have done nothing but glad-hand one another, and both political parties are angry and afraid.

Who knew that all it would take to make progress was vision, chutzpah and some testosterone?

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If it takes putting up with Mr. Trumps brash ways to see things get done, that is a deal Im willing to accept. To be honest, Im not sure he would have accomplished what he has so far without being an unrelenting public bully.

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... we desperately needed a seismic change in the pusillanimous foreign policy pursued during the Obama years....

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Hows he doing? He has turned a fragile nation anti-fragile (the author Nassim Nicholas Talebs term). Before Mr. Trump, we were scared of any volatility. Oh no, ISIS! Oh no, banks! The more chaos there was, the worse we were.

Now volatility is our friend. The more chaos, the better! Entrepreneurship up. Optimism up. Good old American problem solving is back!

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As the Sonny LoSpecchio character wisely concluded in the movie A Bronx Tale, its better to be feared than loved. My hope is for our enemies to fear Donald Trump and for his domestic opponents to realize hes on their side.

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... although words are indeed important, I thought his tough take-no-prisoners manner and, yes, even his unpredictability might...

10:01

Another Step Forward On Marijuana Legalization DownWithTyranny!


Today, two of California's best members of Congress, Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna will introduce the Marijuana Justice Act, the companion bill for Cory Bookers Senate bill, S. 1689 (which so far has one co-sponsor Ron Wyden of Oregon). The idea behind the Marijuana Justice Act is to help correct decades of injustice surrounding the discriminatory enforcement of marijuana criminalization laws in the United States.

Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna will be joined by Senator Booker, on a press call to talk about the bill at 4:15 p.m. ET.

Tim Canova isn't a member of Congress yet and can't vote on the bill-- at least not this year. Next year, he hopefully will be voting for it in the House. First he has to defeat corrupt conservative Debbie Wasserman Schulz, an old school antidote fanatic. Yesterday, Canova told his south Florida supporters that "the failed 'War on Drugs' is not going away-- thanks to drug warriors like Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Trump administrations efforts to crack down on marijuana. Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions-- a marijuana prohibitionist-- announced a crackdown on the 29 states and the District of Columbia that have legalized marijuana for medicinal or recreational use."
Wasserman Schultz has called marijuana a 'gateway drug' and she has consistently opposed efforts to end the war on marijuana. She even opposed a statewide referendum to approve medical marijuana-- a referendum that was approved by more than 70 percent of Florida voters in 2016. All while Wasserman Schultz takes thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Big Pharma and private prisons!

This is what Wasserman Schultz and Jeff Sessions have in common. They both believe in the drug war a...

10:00

Apple To Contribute $350 Billion To US Economy Over Next 5 Years, Create 20,000 New Jobs Weasel Zippers

Favorable tax culture will bring back a lot of business. Via CNBC: Apple will invest $350 billion in the US economy over the next 5 years Apple on Wednesday made a slew of announcements about its investment in and contribution to the U.S. economy in part because of the new tax law. The headline from []

09:51

Dow Breaks 26,000! First Time Ever! President Trump Now Owns EVERY MAJOR DOW RECORD in History! The Gateway Pundit

New All Time Highs!  Records Shattered!  Every Dow record imaginable shattered.  President Trump owns the Dow.

Although President Trump has not yet been in office for a full year, his first year in office is already the greatest year in stock market history! Today it got even better.

Today the Dow ended up again at another all time high closing at 26,115.  This is the 95th all time high in the Dow since President Trump won the 2016 election.  Its also the first time in US history that the Dow surpassed 26,000.

Since the 2016 election the Dow is up more that 42%!  The Dow on November 8th, 2016 closed at 18,333. After todays close the Dow is up 7,780 points since the election.  This is the largest point increase in this amount of time in Dow history. This has never happened in the more than 100 years in the Dow.

Todays new all time high shattered the record books!

* The Dow increased more in 2017 than any year ever in Dow history! The Dow ended 2016 at 19,763 and ended 2017 at 24,719 for a nearly 5,000 point increase. This is the most ever by more than 40% over the next best year ever (In 2013 the Dow was up 3,472 points).

Well just stop here.  If you can imagine an all time high record safe to say President Trumps stock market rally broke it!  Why didnt we elect a billionaire President before 2016!

The post Dow Breaks 2...

09:46

Colleges Drop Unpopular, Preposterous Fat Studies Courses After Public Humiliation The Gateway Pundit

At Oregon State University (OSU) this spring, professor Patti Lou Watkins is teaching a Fat Studies class to a grand total of three students.

Sadly for Watkins, time might be running out for her social justice class on weight-based oppression, as other colleges around the country with similar programs are.cutting the fat.

Along with Oregon State University (OSU), in the past two years Tufts University, Dickinson College, Willamette College, the University of Maryland-College Park, and Portland State University have all offered a fat studies course.

Leaving aside the highly dubious academic value of such classes, the ridicule colleges have faced combined with the unpopularity of the subject has led to all but two of these universities cutting the classes.

It turns out Fat Studies was a lot of dead weight, even for colleges like Portland State.

For now, the gravy train continues at Dickinson and OSU, where professors like Watkins continue to teach ideas like fatness as a social construct.

Unsurpisingly, Watkins is a self-described feminist.

Academic feminists like Watkins, such as those in the Bradley University Womens Studies Department, have actually encouraged obese and overweight students to remain obese or overweight, because the risks of dieting could be dangerous and result in increased risk of death.

The post Colleges Drop Unpopular, Preposterous Fat Studies Courses After Public Humiliation appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

09:46

#FusionCollusion Thirty Questions and One Answer: Because Laura Ingraham Wouldnt Shut Up The Last Refuge

Late last night, or early this morning depending on time-zone, CTH asked a series of 30 questions. SEE HERE Today, CTH receives one short answer: Because Laura Ingraham wouldnt shut up, and listen. The interview segment below happened on October Continue reading

09:39

James Woods Lights Up Mangina Cory Booker In Epic Tweetstorm After Latest Unhinged Fist-Pounding Mansplaining The Gateway Pundit

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) became unhinged during Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsens testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday.

Booker glared crazily at Nielsen as he smashed his fists in protest of President Trumps alleged S***hole, comments made during a meeting with Democrats on DACA.

James Woods took to his Twitter account Wednesday and pounded Cory Booker into the dirt.

This is why we love James Woods!

James Woods began his tweetstorm with, If this guy had to play poker for a living, hed starve to death

Round twoThis reminds me. When does the new season of TheWalkingDead begin? #BatshitBooker

Round threeWhen #CoryBooker dreams of being someone else #CryingCory #BatshitBooker

09:29

TOM FITTON WARNS: Tsunami of Information Set To Expose Obama/Clinton/Deep State Scandals (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Echoing statements he made on Fox News program Hannity last week, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton warned on Tuesday that a tsunami of information exposing Obama/Clinton/Deep State scandals, will soon be released. 

Joined by Fox News contributor Sara Carter, Fitton told Sean Hannity:

I think theres going to be, as Saras indicating, a tsunami of information coming out on all of these scandals. We have the court ruling that the Clinton emails need to be released more quickly. So, were going to get all these Clinton emails that she tried to hide or delete [..] Or as we found on the Weiner laptop, classified information and pay-to-play, which I guarantee is going to be coming out. And then we had the court just yesterday talk about how he wants the Comey memos, because he wants to review the Comey memos, which are the genesis of the Mueller operation [] Its all building. There are text messages they are talking about. Now we are going to find out more details about the FISA, the intelligence surveillance abuses.

Judicial Watch recently announced a federal judge ordered the State Department to speed up the release Hillary Clintons 72,000 pages of email records.

The records will be released September 28th, 2018 not in 2020.

Reporter Sara Carter recently told Fox News host Sean Hannity that the Inspector Generals report will be released sometime in January, however, the deadline may ha...

09:25

CNN Uses Word Shithole 195 Times In One Day Weasel Zippers

Via Newsbusters: In the contest for Most Offended News Network after President Trump reportedly referred to African nations as s***hole countries, CNN wins hands down. NewsBusters staff combed through CNN transcripts on Nexis for the S-hole word in the 24 hours of January 12 the first full day after The Washington Post reported the []

09:02

DNCs Alleged Hackers Claims & Contradictions Raise Doubts In InfoSec Industry Disobedient Media

Konstantin Kozlovskiy, a Russian hacker, made headlines throughout December with the revelation that he had confessed to hacking the Democratic []

08:58

U.S. Border Patrol Systematically Destroyed Water Supplies Left for Migrants in Desert, Report Says The Intercept

A new report says that humanitarian groups working along the U.S. border with Mexico have documented the systematic destruction of thousands of jugs of water left for migrants trekking north through the desert and that U.S. Border Patrol agents are to blame.

Published Wednesday by the Tucson-based groups No More Deaths and La Coalicin de Derechos Humanos, the report claims that from 2012 to 2015, volunteers found water gallons vandalized a total of 415 times during our study period, or more than twice a week on average.

In all, 3,586 gallons of water were vandalized during this time period, the report said. These actions condemn border crossers to suffering, death, and disappearance. Kate Morgan-Olsen, abuse documentation and advocacy coordinator for No More Deaths, said that while the analysis only covered up to 2015, footage exists from 2017 of Border Patrol agents destroying and confiscating humanitarian aid supplies.

While No More Deaths and La Coalicin de Derechos Humanos note that other actors populate some of the areas where migrants are known to cross including hunters and anti-immigrant militiamen the groups argue that their three-year analysis of mapping data, land jurisdictions, and hunting seasons supports the conclusion that the bulk of the damage recorded was done by border agents.

Video: No More Deaths/La Coalicin de Derechos Humanos

It is not our claim that the U.S. Border Patrol is exclusively responsible for the vandalism of water supplies, the report states. However given the scope of destruction, we conclude that the only actors with a sufficiently large and consistent presence across a sufficiently wide area of the desert, during periods when hunting is both authorized and prohibited, are agents of the U.S. Border Patrol.

In addition to data analysis, the humanitarian groups claim to have collected ample anecdotal evidence of U.S. Border Patrol agents destroying and confiscating humanitarian supplies, including multiple eyewitness accounts of agents pouring out or destroying water supplies and four separate occasions when this vandalism was caught on video. The report adds that the practices it documented appear to be widespread. The practice of destruction of and interference with aid is not the deviant behavior of a few rogue border patrol agents; it is a systemic feature of enforcement practices in the borderlands, it said.

In an official statement provided to The Intercept, the Border Patrol said it is committed to enforcing...

08:45

REPORT: Senior FBI Official Shared Russian Probe Intel With Dossier Author Christopher Steele The Gateway Pundit

A new report by the Washington Post reveals a very senior FBI official shared intelligence with dossier author and former British spy, Christopher Steele.

Christopher Steele has many old contacts at the FBI from when he was a British spy. He tapped into those old contacts in mid-2016 to warn about Trumps connections to Russians.

It turns out an FBI agent revealed the name of Trump campaign volunteer, George Papadopoulos to Christopher Steele on October 1st, 2016 during a meeting in Rome, according to this report.

Steele had never heard of Papadopoulos. Why is the FBI sharing intel with a former British spy about an ongoing investigation?

Via WaPo:

So when Steele contacted the FBI in mid-2016 with information about Trump and the Russians, he was already a valued source. On about July4, 2016, he met with his FBI friend in London to share what he had gathered for a June 20 Fusion GPS report, the first chapter of his eventual dossier. In that first report, Steeles sources claimed that Russia had been cultivating Trump for at least five years.

Steeles information didnt get much high-level attention at first. But bells began ringing in July, after Australian intelligence told the FBI about an unusual conversation two months earlier between Australias London high commissioner and George Papadopoulos, a Trump foreign policy adviser. As the New York Times reported last month, Papadopoulos had told the Australian official that Russia had damaging political information about Clinton. The Australians decided to share this intelligence with the FBI after hacked Democratic emails were published in July.

The FBI was now very interested. Based on the Australian account, knowledgeable sources say, the bureau requested another meeting with Steele to dig deeper. That encounter took place around Oct. 1 in R...

08:40

Rep. Jamie Raskin Cancels Town Meeting With Quack Dr. Bandy Lee on Pres. Trump Mental Health After Cleared by Navy Doc; Claims Threats of Violence The Gateway Pundit

Right after President Donald Trump was given a clean bill of physical and mental health by Navy Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson at a White House press conference on Tuesday and on the heels of a rebuke by the APA, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) abruptly canceled a town meeting on Trumps mental health. Raskins office and an invited speaker claimed without providing evidence the meeting was the target of threats of violence.

Dr. Bandy X. Lee is scheduled to speak in Berkeley, California, Wednesday evening. (Typo in promo image incorrectly says Thursday)

The town meeting, which was set to feature two people leading the charge to have Trump forcibly removed from office due to alleged mental instability, Yale professor Dr. Bandy X. Lee and Harvard professor Dr. James Gilligan, was never formally announced, however a venuean unnamed senior centerhad reportedly been selected.

The Daily Beast, which reported on the cancellation, included a quote from Raskin communications director Lauren Doney that indicated Raskin was trying to move on from the issue, saying he wanted to focus on tax policy.

According to Bandy X. Lee, an associate professor at Yale who was scheduled to speak at the event, Raskin informed her just 24 hours beforehand that it was off, because going forward would have posed significant safety risks to attendees.

Sorry about tomorrow nightweve been getting so many threats, Raskin said, according to Lee, the editor of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, a controversial collection of essays arguing that Trumps affinity for violence represents a danger to the public, and a leading member of the National Coalition of Concerned Mental-Health Experts (full disclosure: the groups members include Claire Silverman, a psychologist and this (Daily Beast) reporters mother) thats raised public questions about Trumps fitness for office.

Whenever my boss talks about the 25th Amendment, there will be an uptick in comments on social media, or phone calls, or emails, that contain either explicit threats or generally violent and hateful language, Lauren Doney, Raskins communications director, told The Daily Beast, while confirming that Thursdays event had been canceled.

Doney, who cited the need for a more comprehensive security plan, stressed that the event had not been finalized or publicly announced when it was called o...

08:38

Apple To Pump $350 Billion into Economy and Pay $38 Billion In Taxes Thanks To Trump Tax Reform, Will They Buy Netflix? The Gateway Pundit

Apple has announced it will pay $38 billion in taxes to the U.S. government to return money it had stashed overseas. Apple has $252.3 billion in cash abroad.

In addition, the tech giant announced today it has plans to open a new facility and add 20,000 employees over the next five years.

Apples new plans include $350 billion in U.S. investments.

Apples sudden repatriation of cash and plans to spend billions inside the U.S. economy are thanks in part to President Trumps tax reform.

The expected return of Apples cash has already fueled speculation that Apple might be looking to acquire Netflix.

The burning question on the Streets mind is: does Cook make a big bet with this infusion of cash and do a larger deal (e.g. Netflix) to catalyze and jump start its streaming video/content business, a GBH research note reads.

The post Apple To Pump $350 Billion into Economy and Pay $38 Billion In Taxes Thanks To Trump Tax Reform, Will They Buy Netflix? appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

08:07

Diversity Visa Lottery Winner Offered To Kill Obama For ISIS Weasel Zippers

Chuck Schumer unavailable for comment. Via CNS: Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev was both lucky and evil. His luck was demonstrated when he won admission to the United States through the diversity visa lottery; his evilness, by his stated willingness to assassinate the president of the United States or commit a terrorist attack in New York City []

08:02

What Was The Creel Committee? by The Anti-Social Socialist Dandelion Salad

In its crusade to make the world safe for democracy, the Wilson administration took immediate steps at home to curtail one of the pillars of democracy press freedom by implementing a plan to control, manipulate and censor all news coverage, on a scale never seen in U.S. history. Christopher B. Daly, Smithsonian, []

08:01

How Many House Races Will The DCCC F-Up In Illinois? DownWithTyranny!

The change this primary represents frightens the establishment jackoffs at the DCCC

Monday we looked at another reason the Democratic Party needs to dismantle the DCCC and start over again. But at the same time one of the credibility-free Beltway trade magazines was running an unsigned story, Illinois House Primaries Will Be Early Testing Ground For Democrats, that I thought might be about two of the more interesting primaries, Marie Newman's and Chuey Garcia's very credible challenges to the corrupt Democratic machine in Chicago. as it turned out, neither of those races was even mentioned. That's especially odd in the case of IL-03 where Newman is on the verge of beating execrable Blue Dog Dan Lipinski. Instead the article appears to have been a p.r. piece written at the direction Steny Hoyer or by whomever writes press releases for Ben Ray Lujan. The subtitle "Democrats have several pickup opportunities, but they need viable candidates first," should have been a warning, since "viable" inside the Beltway is the world they use to describe corrupt conservatives. Pure DCCC-talk: "With early voting starting in less than a month [not really-- the primary is March 20], Illinois will be a testing ground for Democrats ability to nominate general election candidates they think can win out of crowded primaries." The DCCC theory, proven catastrophic for Democrats over and over and over is still the committee's top operating strategy-- force the election of Republican-lite conservatives who will play ball with Hoyer's K Street lobbyists. (If you didn't read that post Monday about how Hoyer is rigging the CO-06 primary in favor of a sleazy pay-day lending lawyer, you really sho...

07:58

BREAKING: Steve Bannon Agrees to Meet With Robert Mueller Avoids Grand Jury The Gateway Pundit

Former White House Strategist Steve Bannon reached a deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller Wednesday.

Bannon agreed to speak to dirty cop Mueller and his investigators rather than appearing before a Grand Jury, according to a Reuters report.

Reuters reported:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has reached agreement with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be interviewed by Muellers investigators rather than appearing before a grand jury, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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But the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Mueller offered Bannon the option of being interviewed instead, and that Bannon accepted. It was unclear when the interview would take place.

An interview with prosecutors would allow Bannon to have an attorney present during his appearance, as lawyers are not permitted in grand jury rooms.

As previously reported, suspected leaker Adam Schiff (D-CA) was very frustrated after former White House strategist Steve Bannon refused to answer a broad scope of questions during his House Intel Panel interview Monday.

The White House had an agreement for Bannon to only answer questions about the 2016 presidential campaign. The rats on the House panel wanted Bannon to answer questions about the Trump transition period and his time in the White House. Why? Isnt this witch hunt about so-called Russian collusion during the campaign?

Steve Bannon went into a 10 hour interview with the House Intelligence Committee Monday to answer questions about the so-called Trump-Russia collusion during the 2016 presidential election.

According to CNBC, the White House believed it had an agreement with the Committee to limit questions to events that happened only during the 2016 election.

At this point subpoenas went flying.

CNBC also reported:

At that point, House Intelligence Committee Republicans and Democra...

07:41

Liberal Pundit Bill Press: Donald Trumps Base Wacko Racist, Rednecks Weasel Zippers

Yawn On Sundays episode of The McLaughlin Group, liberal commentator Bill Press derided President Donald Trumps base as racist and redneck. Press comments came as he expressed his ire over how Trumps base would react to any shifts on U.S. immigration policy. I am sick and tired of talking about Donald Trumps base, Press said. []

07:35

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to WH Reporters on Fake News Awards: I Know Youre All Waiting to See If Youre Big Winners (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

The first Fake News Awards are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon by the Trump White House.

Today White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the press room, after yesterdays outrageous spectacle, the awards will be later this afternoon.

Then she added:

I know youre all waiting to see if youre big winners. Im sure.

Hah!

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07:21

Satanic Pedophilia Within Our Society Fellowship of the Minds

Our guest blogger, Tony Mead, is a Sandy Hook researcher an administrator of the Facebook page, Sandy Hook Hoax; a contributing author to the book Nobody Died at Sandy Hook; and a member of Independent Media Solidarity that produces Continue reading

07:15

Schumer To Trump: Prove Your Not A Racist By Supporting Weasel Zippers

Schumer couldnt outwit a 3-year-old. Via The Week: Stephen Colbert greeted Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) with a question on Mondays Late Show: Hows your friend Donald Trump? Getting worse every day, Schumer said. He said Trump tried flattery and calling him names, but Democrats stick by our values, laying out an election year []

07:00

Interview on the Bechtloffs Live YouTube Stream: Tuesday Night Live with the Bechtloff Matt Forney

Last night, I joined the Bechtloff and Artistic Layman (and later, James Morts) for a live YouTube stream, discussing DarkSydePhil stiffing a Dutch escort, Spoony being banned from Twitter after threatening to go on a shooting spree, the fall of Channel Awesome, and much more. Click here to listen (I join at 8:58).

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06:52

President Trump Attends Congressional Ceremony Honoring Bob Dole 3:00pm Livestream The Last Refuge

President Donald Trump is attending a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony for former U.S. Senator Bob Dole and is anticipated to deliver remarks to the audience.  The event is scheduled to begin at 3:00pm EST: UPDATE: Video Added Livestream Link Continue reading

06:50

Dem Sen. Tom Udall Compares Trump CNN Bodyslam Video To Terrorism Weasel Zippers

Twitters response to his demand they take the video down, we dont target humorous content.

06:30

Sarah Sanders White House Press Briefing Wednesday January 17th (Video) The Last Refuge

Sarah Huckabee Sanders delivers the White House press briefing for Wednesday January 17th.  Secretary Sanders is joined by a DOJ official to help show the connection between immigration policy and the evolving threat from terrorism. Department of Justice, Asst. Attorney Continue reading

06:25

Libs Outraged NHL Chose Trump-Supporter Kid Rock To Perform At All-Star Game Weasel Zippers

Boo-hoo. Via The Comeback: The NHL created a whole lot of backlash Tuesday with its announcement of Kid Rock as the featured 2nd intermission performer at the upcoming All-Star Game on Feb. 18. Kid Rock, or Robert James Ritchie, has earned five Grammy nominations and sold over 25 million albums in the U.S., and he []

06:16

DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS LEVEL OF HYPOCRISY UNLESS YOU ARE A LICENSED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL No More Mister Nice Blog

Many people have speculated on President Trump's mental health, and Dr. Marc Siegel, a Fox News medical commentator, tells us in USA Today that he's appalled:

Some of President Trumps tweets and off the cuff comments may seem disinhibited, exhibiting a lack of good social judgment and calling on a need for restraint. But linking this pattern of behavior to a possible larger neuropsychological issue is pure speculation and a dangerous leap to take. There has been way too much doctor and pundit-driven speculation in the news media already about Trumps supposed mental health deficiencies.

I endorse the American Psychiatric Associations Goldwater Rule, which advises members not to armchair diagnose or assess public figures theyve never met or received consent from.... its unethical to speculate medically in public....
Now, here was Dr. Marc Siegel in August 2016:
[Sean] Hannity informed his viewers that a photo "which shows Hillary Clinton apparently needing assistance to climb a flight of stairs at a campaign stop back in February" went viral thanks to a prominent link on the Drudge Report. Hannity did not note, as the photo service Getty Images noted, that Clinton had merely stumbled and been caught by Secret Service agents....

He brought in Marc Siegel and David Samadi, two Fox News medical pundits who had never examined Clinton personally, but who suggested that the photo, Clinton's 2012 concussion and three falls since the start of the Obama administration raised serious questions.

"You see from our picture up there that it looks like she can barely get up stairs without two people carrying her," Siegel said. "I want to know what her neurologist says. I've reached out to her neurologist at Columbia after she had that fall. No comment. I want to know what her neurological records show."

... "What about this photo that the Gateway Pundit had up today?" Hannity asked. "Hillary's handler gets caught with a diazepam pen. What would that be for?"

"Someone is carrying a pen that you'd use in case of a seizure, a Valium pen that makes me wonder about that," Siegel said.

In fact, as the fact-checking site Snopes later uncovered, the agent was holding what appeared to be a small flashlight; the rumor that he was holding a medical device was based entirely on hearsay....

"What about...

06:13

Alt-Left Site Salon.com Thinks Conservative News Sites Should Stop Whining About Censorship The Gateway Pundit

This past Friday Matthew Sheffield, a writer for Alt-Left and pro-pedophile site Salon.com, published a piece titled Fake news is destroyed conservative media, but right-wingers keep on whining, in which he attempts to break down the ways conservatives are ruining media and simultaneously are to blame for the attacks being leveled against them.

Sheffields basic M.O., as with countless other liberal blowhards, is to say that you are both the problem and the solution to your own problem in that if you just stopped being so darn conservative, all would be rectified. 

First off, it must be mentioned that 2016 and 2017 have been banner years for the mainstream media outlets that the left exalts. Look at the Washington Post or the New York Times or CNN, all have been rife with error and consistently misleading and factually inaccurate. This is not to say that these are good things, or that they are signifiers of ones incompetence. It must be noted that everybody in the political world reporting today is hyper-partisan and not just individual writers, the entire entity from top down. 

From the beginning, Sheffield brings up the absurdity of conservatives wanting to be treated the same as the liberal counterpoints that go unchecked by platforms like Google. The Daily Caller, for instance, is called out in Sheffields piece because, though they have hired some quality journalists, they have also worked with people who have ties to white nationalism. 

The claims Sheffield himself is making are dubious and biased to their core. He straight up tells you what to think and how to think it, point-blank. That, coupled with his liberal use of labels, makes for a near-libelous cocktail of what wed call fake news. While the left whines, Why dont we get treated fairly? The left turns a blind eye to the fact that at their lowest lows and their highest highs they are no better than us, they want to have full authority over the good and the bad and they want to then ask you in an arrogant, self-righteous tone, Whats wrong? 

They then call you a racist, virtually spit at you, and cast you off as a monster. Rinse, repeat. Same nonsense from the left per usual, and yet again, we see the left committing the...

05:48

Suspected Leaker Adam Schiff Triggered After Steve Bannon Refuses to Answer Questions From House Intel Committee The Gateway Pundit

Suspected leaker Adam Schiff (D-CA) was very frustrated after former White House strategist Steve Bannon refused to answer a broad scope of questions during his House Intel Panel interview Monday.

The White House had an agreement for Bannon to only answer questions about the 2016 presidential campaign. The rats on the House panel wanted Bannon to answer questions about the Trump transition period and his time in the White House. Why? Isnt this witch hunt about so-called Russian collusion during the campaign?

Steve Bannon went into a 10 hour interview with the House Intelligence Committee Monday to answer questions about the so-called Trump-Russia collusion during the 2016 presidential election.

According to CNBC, the White House believed it had an agreement with the Committee to limit questions to events that happened only during the 2016 election.

CNBC reported:

According to the White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, staffers for the committee and the White House on Friday discussed the parameters of Bannons testimony. The White House emerged from that conversation believing it had an agreement to limit the questioning of Bannon just to events during the campaign, and not during the transition period or his time in the White House.

Then, hours into Bannons closed-door testimony on Tuesday, Bannons lawyers informed the White House from Capitol Hill that the questions would extend beyond the scope of what the White House understood the agreement to be. At that point, the White House told Bannon not to answer any further.

Ranking Democrat and suspected leaker Adam Schiff was not happy about this and said Tuesday night, That was never conveyed to the minority. And I think it came as quite a surprise to our entire committee frankly, apart from the majority staffer that was involved in that communication. CNBC reported.

Schiff also called Bannons refusal to answer questions a gag order by the White House. Schiff also wanted to know about Bannons whereabouts AFTER he left the White House.

CNBC also reported:

At that point, House Intelligence Committee Republicans and Democrats...

05:42

Costco Pushes Back Against Seattles Sugary Drink Tax Weasel Zippers

Another Seattle success story. Via NewsBusters: The City of Seattle probably didnt expect pushback from Costco, seen by many on the left as retails anti-Walmart, after its sugary drink tax of 1.75 cents per ounce went into effect January 1. But that is exactly what has happened. In moves the national press, which largely supports []

05:30

On his way out of office, Chris Christie signs law requiring gun owners to turn in their bump stocks Fellowship of the Minds

RINO Chris Christie is out as governor of New Jersey. On his last day, he signed a lot of bills including a bump stock ban. From NJ.com: New Jersey has now banned bump stocks, controversial firearm accessories allegedly Continue reading

05:20

UK Muslim Preachers: Women Should Not Be YouTubers Because Men Masturbate To Their Videos Weasel Zippers

Speaking from experience? UK: British-born Islam preachers declare that women should not become Youtubers because men masturbate over their videos. Apparently these three pearls of the Orient speak of their own experience. pic.twitter.com/JdnaFRuSQM Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) January 15, 2018

05:18

BREAKING VIDEO: James OKeefe EXPOSES Twitter Bans Users Under Pressure From Chinese Government The Gateway Pundit

Project Veritas founder James OKeefe released a brand new video exposing Twitters practice of banning users due to pressure from foreign governments.

On January 1st, Conrado Miranda, a former senior software engineer at Twitter admitted to Project Veritas that the social media giant routinely bars users at the behest of the Chinese government. 

Miranda also revealed the Chinese government will hack Twitter if the social media company fails to comply with its request to ban an account.

After the videos release, OKeefe tweeted, This video begs the question is even an American company? Do they really hold American ideals? Or is the idea of free speech just a marketing tool for them to harvest your data? himself must respond, and take steps to increase Twitters transparency.

Despite being available in both Hong Kong and Taiwan, Twitter is blocked in mainland China.

Executive Kathy Chen was hired as Twitters Head of China in April 2016, yet exited the company just 8 months later.

Now that the Twitter APAC team is working directly with Chinese advertisers, this is the right time for me to leave the company, tweeted Chen.

Project Veritas founder James OKeefe issued a second warn...

05:03

Wow! SCOTTeVEST CEO Says He Advertises on FOX News Because Their Viewers Gullible and F*cking Idiots The Gateway Pundit

Scott Jordan is the founder and CEO of SCOTTeVEST.
The company advertises their products on FOX News.

On Sunday Scott Jordan decided to attack his customers on Facebook.

Scott said he advertised on FOX News because the viewers are gullible and f*cking idiots.

Wow.

For some reason Scott thought it would be a good move to call his customers f*cking idiots.

After a moment of clarity Scott took down the post and put up an apology.
The apology was posted on Tuesday!

Now, whos the idiot again?

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04:58

It Wasnt Just Republicans Democrats Also Voted to Shut Down Debate on Trump Administrations Surveillance Powers The Intercept

A critical mass of Senate Democrats voted with Republicans on Tuesday to shut down any further debate on a bill that strengthens the governments spying powers. The bill would renew a key surveillance authority for the National Security Agency until 2023 and consolidate the FBIs power to search Americans digital communications without a warrant.

The motion, which passed 60-38, virtually guarantees that the final bill will pass likely later this week and quashes any opportunity to debate whether protections should be added. Eighteen Democrats including Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who had previously proposed an amendment to restrict the FBIs surveillance authority voted in support of the motion. They were joined by 41 Republicans and one independent, Angus King, giving the pro-surveillance bloc the supermajority needed to push the bill forward. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Dan Sullivan, R-Ala., did not vote.

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, lobbied for the bills passage on the Senate floor alongside his Republican counterpart from North Carolina, Richard Burr, and Republican leader Mitch McConnell. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats stood outside the Senate chamber; he had come in person to convince any skeptics of the bills merits, Burr said.

Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill cast the decisive vote in favor of the motion. Thirty Democrats opposed it, including minority leader Chuck Schumer, along with eight Republicans, led by libertarian Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Mike Lee R-Utah.

Tuesdays vote was a major blow to privacy activists, who saw the sunset of NSA authority as a strategic opportunity for Congress to rein in NSA surveillance and restrict how the government can use the information it collects. The American people deserve to have an opportunity for some real amendments to make sure, at the end of the day, we have policies that keep our people safe and protect our liberties, said Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden. What were debating is whether the Senate will be the Senate.

The bill, which passed in the House last week with backing from Democratic leadership, reauthorizes Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The decade-old law allows the NSA to sweep up communications between Americans and foreign targets without a warrant. The result is that the NSA collects massive amounts of Americans communications including wholly domestic ones under the pretext that it is targeting foreigners.

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden in 2013 revealed that the law serves as the basis for two of the NSAs largest surveillance programs: PRISM, which col...

04:55

Democracy in Crisis: Freedom House Releases Freedom in the World 2018 Mining Awareness +

Freedom House Press Release:
Democracy in Crisis: Freedom House Releases Freedom in the World 2018, Washington, January 16, 2018

Democracy is under assault and in retreat around the globe, a crisis that has intensified as Americas democratic standards erode at an accelerating pace, according to Freedom in the World 2018, the latest edition of the annual report on political rights and civil liberties, released today by Freedom House.

The report finds that 2017 was the 12th consecutive year of decline in global freedom. Seventy-one countries suffered net declines in political rights and civil liberties in 2017, with only 35 registering gains. Once-promising states such as Turkey, Venezuela, Poland, and Tunisia were among those experiencing declines in democratic standards. The recent democratic opening in Myanmar was permanently damaged by a shocking campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya minority.

Democracy is facing its most serious crisis in decades, said Michael J. Abramowitz, president of Freedom House. Democracys basic tenetsincluding guarantees of free and fair elections, the ri...

04:54

New Yorkers Reject Trumps Racism The Indypendent

New York A sea of Haitian flags took over Broadway on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at a Rally Against Racism in Times Square. 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the largest healthcare union in the country, organized the protest in response recent remarks from President Trump, calling Haiti and African nations shithole countries.

We are not from any shithole, 1199SEIU President George Gresham told the crowd, which brimmed with the colors of the Haitian flag. As a matter of fact, the only shithole that I see is what comes out of his [Trumps] mouth.

Honoring Kings legacy by resisting the Trump White House was a common theme Monday afternoon.

Were going to keep standing up and were going to let him [Trump] know that this is what America looks like, Gresham said.

King himself once described 1199 as the authentic conscience of the labor movement. The union has over 400,000 members throughout the Northeast and south into Florida.

I cant imagine how the generations past who fought for human rights must feel today, protester Trudi Posey of Manhattan, one of about a thousand people to attend the rally, mused. The shame that we have that this man, this bigoted, prejudiced, evil, money-mongering person in control of the United States.

In addition to rejecting President Trumps racism, many speakers at Mondays rally voiced support for inclusive immigration policies. Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) spoke in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and criticized the Presidents vision of a hateful, small-minded and cold-hearted America, as well as his indifference towards our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

With midterm elections on the horizon, talk Monday turned to accountability for elected officials.

Mayor De Blasio spent time on stage thanking New Yorkers from Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa for their contributions to the city and country.

In November, the Department Homeland Security announced it was eliminating temporary protective status for some 40,000 Haitians living in the United States and this month the department said it was lifting the protective status granted some 200,000 El Salvadorans under the George W. Bush administration.

With midterm elections on the horizon, talk Monday turned...

04:43

CNN Doctor Sanjay Gupta Claims Trump Has Heart Disease, Despite What His Physician Said Weasel Zippers

The problem with Guptas analysis is hes just keying in on the one number as opposed to the overall assessment and hes not examined him to make that overall assessment. When his actual doctor, Dr. Ronny Jackson, responded to Guptas specific question, Jackson said there was no concerning atherosclerosis. Which indicates that while there might []

04:12

Yale Psychiatry Prof Has Second Meeting With Dems, Claims Shes Getting Death Threats Weasel Zippers

Met with even more Democrats than the first meeting. Shes already been scolded by the American Psychiatic Association for being unprofessional and yet Democrats are still trying to milk this nonsense into something. Via Legal Insurrection: When the Russia narrative failed, Democrats shifted to a new tactic of questioning Trumps mental fitness for office. Theyre []

03:59

Indy Events Calendar: Jan. 1824 The Indypendent

The Indypendents events calendar comes out every Wednesday online and once a month in print. We provide this calendar as a service to the communities we serve in the New York metropolitan area. Sign-up for our regular e-newsletter and you wont miss a thing. If there is an event you want others to learn about, let us know.

THRU JAN 28
Various times
Theater: Ballyturk
Absurd, hilarious, bone-chilling echoes of Samuel Beckett ring through St. Anns Warehouse with this staging of Irish playwright Enda Walshs Ballyturk.
St. Anns Warehouse
45 Water St., Bklyn

THRU JUNE 1
10 AM6 PM, Daily $0$18
EXHIBIT: King in New York
King in New York draws on historic images to chronicle Martin Luther King Jrs sermons in New York City churches and speeches to the United Nations, his discussions about race relations with the citys mayor and his relationships with New Yorks own networks of activists. Together, they reveal a lesser-known side of Kings work and demonstrate the importance of New York City in the national civil rights movement.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, Mnhtn

JAN 18JAN 21
Various times $20$50
EXHIBIT: The Outsider Art Fair New York 2018
The premier event championing self-taught art, art brut and outsider art. The fair will showcase 63 galleries, representing 35 cities from seven countries, with 10 first-time exhibitors. Visit eventbrite.com for tickets and exhibit schedule.
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 Wes...

03:55

Grateful US Visa Lottery Winner from Uzbekistan Offered to Kill Obama for ISIS The Gateway Pundit

Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev from Uzbekistan won admission to the US from Uzbekistan.

Juraboev was so grateful to the United States for the opportunity that he joined ISIS and offered to murder Obama.

CNS News reported, via Religion of Peace:

Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev was both lucky and evil.

His luck was demonstrated when he won admission to the United States through the diversity visa lottery; his evilness, by his stated willingness to assassinate the president of the United States or commit a terrorist attack in New York City if he could not travel to Syria to join the Islamic State, and if that is what the Islamic State ordered him to do.

When Juraboev was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Oct. 27, 2017, New York City Police Commissioner James ONeill summarized his case in a statement released by the U.S. Justice Department.

The defendant in this case lived in Brooklyn while making plans to travel to Syria to support a design(at)ed terrorist organization, ONeill said. If that was not successful, the defendant schemed of bombing Coney Island or killing the president of the United States.

Juraboev was arrested in 2015 after posting messages on a pro-ISIS website.
Pamela Geller reported:

Juraboev first came to the attention of law enforcement during the summer of 2014 after he made a posting on an Uzbek-language website that backs ISIS, court papers say.

In his post, Juraboev offered to engage in act of martyrdom on U.S. soil on behalf of ISIL, such as killing the President of the United States, the papers say.

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03:40

Dems Think 800,000 Illegal Immigrants Are Worth Forcing Active Military To Go Without Pay Weasel Zippers

Priorities. Via Daily Caller: Democrats are threatening to hold national security hostage, potentially costing the economy billions and forcing hundreds of thousands of federal government employees to go without pay in exchange for securing legal protections for 800,000 illegal immigrants. Congress has three days to strike a deal to keep the government funded through October. []

03:29

Real Cost of Solar and Wind Power Still Falling bensozia

Last year XCel Energy put out a request for bids on new electric power generation in Colorado, and their summary of the bids was recently released. This is actual bids from power generation firms, not some analyst's projections, all to be online by 2023. In total XCel received 350 bids, so there is a lot of interest in building these plants.

The cost of electricity from existing coal plants in the US is around $40 per MWH. The average bids received by XCel for renewable power were as follows:

  Wind:                                          $18.10/MWH
  Wind plus Battery Storage:    $21.00/MWH
  Solar:                                          $29.50/MWH
  Solar plus Battery Storage:     $36.00/MWH
  Wind/Solar/Battery Storage:  $30.60/MWH

These numbers are significantly lower than bids from just two years ago. It's the added battery storage numbers that are key, because to use a lot of renewable power you need either fossil fuel back-up or lots of storage. The bid sheet doesn't say how much storage these bids include, but at any rate you can now build some substantial amount of battery back-up into a new solar/wind system and still end up with a lower price than you get from an already up-and-running coal plant. This makes it seem that the price of battery storage is falling fast, and that power generation companies are betting that this will continue.

One reason that power generation firms are interested in the solar/wind + battery storage formula is that they can charge a higher price for the more reliable power than they could for straight solar or wind, so there's a case of market incentives aligning with what the people clearly need.

Incidentally the amount of coal burned in the US fell by 2% last year, despite Trump and rising demand for electricity; these analysts calculated that if Kentucky replaced all their coal-fired plants with a combination of natural gas and wind, the average electricity bill would fall by 10%, even including the cost of building all the new plants.

03:20

Las Vegas Massacre Twist: Additional Suspects Now Under Investigation As Sheriff Lombardo Is Contradicted Yet Again The Gateway Pundit

Its been three months since the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history took place near the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada and we still know little about gunman Stephen Paddocks motives. 

According to local Las Vegas news outlet Metro 5, key details surrounding the motive cannot be released because additional suspects, are still under investigation. Sheriff Lombardo previously claimed only one person is under investigation.

Metro lawyer Nick Crosby believes information about the additional suspects could be revealed in 60 days.

Metro 5 reports:

Inside a district courtroom on Jan. 16, a lawyer for multiple media outlets argued why information pertaining to 1 October is crucial to helping Las Vegas heal, but the lawyer for Metro Police said they cant release any information because there are still suspects being investigated.

Without naming names, there are potential charges against other people, because of the ongoing investigation?, District Court Judge Elissa Cadish asked Metros Lawyer Nick Crosby.

Yes there are charges being investigated, Crosby replied. That was the biggest piece of new information revealed Tuesday. Lawyers for Metro police squared off with lawyers representing multiple media outlets over the unsealing of search warrants and evidence seized. []

Are they investigating obstruction of justice? Lies to Metro under oath from Mandalay Bay employees? Is it people who sold [Paddock] the guns or ammunition? Or did someone have knowledge of what he was going to do? Now [Metro Police] are just having us speculate more and more and more, Craig Island, an attorney for victims of 1 October said. []

Today is the first time weve heard there are additional suspects out there, this contradicts what they have been saying, [Sheriff] Lombardo has said there are no other suspects, Maggie McCletchie, a lawyer for the media outlets said.

FOX5 Las Vegas reported from inside the Las Vegas courthouse on the battle to have shooting details released:

03:20

Deplorable Vet Offers to Take Maxine Waters SOTU Seat: She Surely Doesnt Speak for Me Weasel Zippers

He deserves it, certainly more than she does anyway. Via Fox News Insider: An African-American veteran has offered to take Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) seat at President Trumps first State of the Union address later this month. Waters is one of several Democrat lawmakers who are skipping the event, telling MSNBC last week that Trump []

03:14

Petroleira italiana obriga funcionrio a devolver benefcios trabalhistas recebidos no Brasil The Intercept

Com um ex-operador de uma de suas subsidirias a Saipem, da rea de infraestrutura denunciado na Operao Lava Jato por pagar propina a diretores da Petrobras em troca de um contrato, a petroleira Italiana Eni agora tambm alvo da Justia Trabalhista brasileira. A firma usou acordos no exterior para recuperar o dinheiro pago por direitos como 13 salrio, frias, FGTS e aviso prvio a um funcionrio venezuelano que trabalhou no Brasil.

Existe a suspeita de que no seja um caso isolado. Entre os documentos apresentados no processo, consta uma lista com nomes de funcionrios estrangeiros que trabalhavam na Eni do Rio de Janeiro e que tambm teriam sido obrigados a restituir empresa os direitos trabalhistas pagos no Brasil.

Uma clusula do contrato ingls previa que ele devolvesse empresa os direitos pagos no Brasil.

O processo foi aberto por um engenheiro venezuelano que trabalhou no Rio e denunciou haver dois contratos de trabalho com a petroleira: um registrado no Brasil (com a Eni Oil do Brasil S/A) e outro na Inglaterra (com a Eni Internacional). Uma clusula do contrato ingls previa que ele devolvesse empresa os direitos pagos no Brasil. O funcionrio alega ter trabalhado na multinacional no Rio e, depois, de forma remota, na Venezuela, de julho de 2008 a dezembro de 2012.

A petroleira italiana Eni brilhou os olhos no Brasil no final dos anos 1990. Com o fim do monoplio da Petrobras em pesquisa, explorao, produo e refino de petrleo e gs natural durante o governo Fernando Henrique Cardoso, a estatal europeia injetou dinheiro na perfurao de poos, na distribuio de gs e na montagem de uma rede de postos. Anos depois, no entanto, seus balanos financeiros comearam a sofrer. Quando precisou fazer caixa, a mo amiga da Petrobras esteve l: em 2004, durante o governo Lula, a brasileira comprou a AgipLiquigs por 450 milhes de dlares; em 2010, no governo Dilma, a Gas Brasiliano que opera no interior de So Paulo foi comprada por 250 milhes de dlares.

Intuito flagrante de fraude

A sentena da juza substituta da 21 Vara do Trabalho do Rio de Janeiro, Amanda Diniz Silveira, de dezembro do ano passado, abre caminho para uma investigao no Ministrio Pblico do Trabalho, no Ministrio do Trabalho e Emprego e na Receita Federal. A deciso se baseia nas suspeitas em relao a possveis fraudes envolvendo os outros funcionrios estrangeiros citados.

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03:00

Illegal Alien Charged In Killings Of Two Cops Wishes He Killed More Of The Mother Weasel Zippers

Scum. Via Fox News: An illegal immigrant began his murder trial for the 2014 killings of two Northern California sheriffs deputies on Tuesday with a profanity-laced rant, calling a partner of one of the slain officers a coward. Prosecutor Rod Norgaard recounted the events that led to the death of Sacramento Sheriffs Deputy Danny Oliver []

02:56

Why does actress Morena Baccarin have an Adams apple? Fellowship of the Minds

I know there are more important things for me to post about, but this is one of those trivia that nags and bugs. From Wikipedia: The Adams apple, or laryngeal prominence, is a feature of the human neck, and is Continue reading

02:53

Lithuanian Experts Have More Than 100 Comments And Questions Regarding Russian-Belarusian Nuclear Power Station Project (Near Lithuania) Mining Awareness +


Belarus Nuclear Power Station location location exported from Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belarusian_nuclear_power_plant

From Charter.org:
Lithuanian Experts: We Have 100 Comments and Questions Regarding Belarusian NPP
16.01.2018, 12:25
The Astravets NPP does not meet the modern safety standards.

The Astravets nuclear power plant (BelNPP), which is now under construction near the border with Lithuania does not meet modern safety standards, the Lithuanian experts stated, having studied the report of the stress tests of the nuclear power plant. The experts submitted comments to the international group, Delfi reports.

The Lithuanian State Inspectorate for Atomic Energy (VATESI) reported that Lithuania formulated more than 100 comments and questions on the...

02:53

That Time When The Mafia Almost Fixed The Democratic National Convention Mining Awareness +

From The Conversation: That time when the Mafia almost fixed the Democratic National Convention

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By James Cockayne, United Nations University

After a dramatic Republican National Convention in Cleveland which saw Donald Trump finally become the partys official nominee, Hillary Clinton will this week accept the formal nomination of the Democratic Party.

U.S. national conventions have always been big business opportunities. As one long-time ally of the Bush family reportedly said, For people who operate in and around government, you cant not be here. Although some of the usual donors to the Republican National Convention, like Ford and UPS, stayed home this year, the host committee was able to raise nearly US$60 million from American businesses. Yet historically the people who operate in and around government are not only legitimate businesses but also, sometimes, less-than-legitimate ones.

Take the 1932 Democratic National Convention. As I explain in my book about the hidden power of organized crime, from which this article is adapted, the nomination that year had come down to a contest between two New York politicians. Al Smith was a reform-minded former governor aligned with Tammany Hall, the Manhattan-based Democratic political machine. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the sitting governor, was running against him, and he was not aligned with Tammany.

If Roosevelt was to win the nomination at the Democratic National Convention, he needed to neutralize the Tammany threat. That meant figuring out what to do about the Mob.

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02:52

REPORT: Pakistanis Made Unauthorized Access To House Servers, Pretended To Be Lawmakers Dems Then Lied About Breach The Gateway Pundit

A new report confirms Democrat IT aides from Pakistan made unauthorized access, to House servers while pretending to be members of Congress.

The Daily Callers Luke Rosiak reports the aides in question are Imran Awan, his Ukrainian-born wife Hina Alvi and brothers Jamal and Abid Awan. After an internal investigation, House Democrat leadership then lied about its findings to members, claiming the incident was solely a matter of theft.

Rosiak writes:

House investigators concluded that Democratic IT aides made unauthorized access to congressional servers in 2016, allegedly accessing the data of members for whom they did not work, logging in as members of Congress themselves, and covering their tracks, according to a presentation summarizing the findings of a four-month internal probe.

Their behavior mirrored a classic method for insiders to exfiltrate data from an organization, and they continued even after orders to stop, the briefing materials allege. There are indications that numerous members data may have been secretly residing not on their designated servers, but instead aggregated onto one server, according to the briefing and other sources. []

When acting on the findings, Democratic leadership appear to have misrepresented the issue to their own members as solely a matter of theft, a comparison of the investigators findings with Democrats recollections and a committees public statement shows, leading 44 Democrats to not conduct protective measures typically taken after a breach including informing constituents whose personal information may have been exposed.

As reported by The Gateway Pundits Cristina Laila, we first learned about the breach during a live-streamed hearing featuring Rosiak and Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton last year, where it was revealed Imran Awan was accessing House servers while in Pakistan.

Ive seen records indicating that [Imran Awan] spent three to even more months per year in Pakistan. Ive also seen emails that indicated that...

02:40

Fox News To Air Documentary About What Led To Bill Clintons 1998 Impeachment Weasel Zippers

History lesson for the millennials. Via Daily Mail: Fox News Channel will unveil a new documentary on Sunday about events leading up to the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton almost 30 years ago. The hour-long episode of Scandalous, which will be narrated by actor Bruce McGill, will air January 21 at 8pm. Scandalous will []

02:40

HOW AWFUL: RINO Jeff Flake Slams Moral Vandalism of Trump Defends Unhinged Media and Obama on Senate Floor (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

On Sunday RINO Jeff Flake compared President Trump to Joseph Stalin on ABCs This Week.
Flake believes hes a brilliant historian.

Flake also announced he was going to deliver a speech on the senate floor on Wednesday comparing Trump to Stalin.

On Wednesday morning this idiot took time on the senate floor to trash the Republican president.
What the hell?

Flake slammed the moral vandalism of President Trump and defended the unhinged liberal media and Barack Obama.

You just cant make this stuff up!

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02:30

LA Times asks, Why is liberal California the poverty capital of America? Fellowship of the Minds

Demorats own this. Doesnt take an econ major in junior high to solve this riddle. Kerry Jackson at the LA Timeswrote this op-ed piece: Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or Continue reading

02:18

North Korea: Trumps Nuclear Button Tweet Was Spasm of a Lunatic Weasel Zippers

Speaking of lunatics Via Vice News: Donald Trumps bigger and more powerful nuclear button tweet was the spasm of a lunatic and the bark of a rabid dog, North Korea bawled Tuesday. An editorial in the state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper called the presidents Jan. 3 post the bluff of a loser and a psychopath, who []

02:16

In Macrons France, French Youth Hold March For Paris And Future Of Historic French Nation (PHOTOS, VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Hundreds of French youth took to the streets of Paris Saturday evening for a dramatic torch-lit procession in honor of Saint Genevive, a fifth century saint credited with saving the city from the invading armies of Attila the Hun.

Bearing ancient city crests and medieval-style torches, the procession part homage to the ancient heroine, part political statement crossed Paris wealthy 5th arrondissement flanked by several units of riot police.

Alternating between emblematic French tunes and booming chants of Saint Genevive with us!, the marchers at times hued in pink from burning flares and fireworks attracted considerable attention from curious onlookers, many leaving bistros and cafs along the route to investigate the commotion.

Climbing the narrow Montagne Sainte-Genevive leading towards the Panthon, the visually impressive procession made up largely of teenagers and twenty-somethings reached its finish at the church of Saint-tienne-du-Mont in the student quarter of the Sorbonne, where the remaining relics of the saint are interred, attracting visitors to this day.

Genevive, patron saint of Paris and symbolic defender of the city occupies an important role in French history. Faced with the invading Hun armies of the fifth century, she implored the population of Paris to fast, pray and defend the city rather than flee. Her fame spread far and wide across the ancient world and after her death around 500 A.D, the procession of her relics became a tradition whenever Gods intercession was sought to protect the city. The custom lasted up until the French Revolution when the saints relics were burned in a mock-Catholic ceremony and thrown into the Seine in an attempt to humiliate the church and end the centuries-old popular devotion.

Only yards away from Paris iconic Panthon, originally built to honor Genevive, marchers heard speeches on the history of the saint and were encouraged to take inspiration from the courage of past heroes when confronted with what may seem like overwhelming odds today.

With President Macron enjoying a large parliamentary majority and the opposition in disarray, French patriots are confronted with a continuing influx of migrants, the Islamification and radicalization of large swathes of their territory and a decade long economic malaise which has taken a heavy toll on the middle classes. When the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean slowed late last year, Pr...

02:06

Immigrant Woman Attempts Suicide At Detention Center After Facing Punishment For Avoiding Guard Who Sexually Abused Her Shadowproof

A twenty-three year-old immigrant woman from El Salvador attempted suicide at a private immigration detention center in Texas after learning she may face punishment for avoiding a guard who sexually abused her and still works at the facility.

Laura Monterrosa ingested 51 pain pills that were left in her possession by medical staff on January 11, according to the immigrant rights group Grassroots Leadership. They say authorities neglected to provide medical treatment for several hours and moved Monterrosa to solitary confinement afterward.

Detention officials refused to let Monterrosa receive community or legal visitors until the afternoon of January 13 and would not say if she received emergency treatment.

Monterrosa remained in isolation until members of the public, including representatives of Congress, fought for her release. Organizers believe an inquiry into her health made by Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett contributed to her release from solitary.

Detention staff interrogated her for skipping meals in the dining hall because that is where she would encounter the guard that abused her.

A resident counseling report [PDF] from January 4 stated Monterrosa was eating in her dorm. She couldnt avoid the dining hall entirely because she didnt have money to buy food from the commissary. She said she was not on hunger strike.

When Monterrosa explained this, the case manager said they were not asking about anything else except whether she had eaten her meals. You can go to dining and scan for fruit and bring it back with you. You dont have to stay in dining, the manager said.

I am afraid that I am going to run into [the guard], Monterrosa replied. I have run into her in the dining and in recreation and that is why I have not gone there. I have encountered in the hallways. I am afraid that I am going to run into her again.

I have to make sure that residents ate something, that is why I am asking, the case manager said. Can no one send you any money as they were before?

Monterrosa said, No, and the case manager said, Just understand that if you miss two meals again, I will be talking to you again.

I already told you why I am not going to dining, Monterrosa responded. It is a very strong reason why I am not going to dining. The investigator said to confess everything and that I was never going to see [the guard] again. But that didnt happen because I still see her in the hallways and in the dining.

The case manager refused to further discuss Monterrosa...

02:02

Feds Planning Massive Northern California Immigration Sweep To Strike Against Sanctuary Laws Weasel Zippers

Beat the rush, self deport. Via SF Chronicle: U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities in which federal officers would look to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people while sending a message that immigration policy will be enforced in the sanctuary state, according to []

01:45

CEO of Spellex Pays Employees $1,000 Tax Cut Bonuses Thanks President Trump on Each Check (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Sheldon Wolf, the founder and CEO of Spellex Corporation, told FOX and Friends he wanted to share the wealth and decided to give $1,000 tax cut bonuses to his employees.

Wolf wrote Trump Tax Cut and Jobs Act on each check so that his employees understood why they were getting the January bonus.

Over 170 US corporations have announced employee bonuses due to the Trump Tax Cut bill that passed in December.
Over 2 million US employees received tax cut bonuses.

Wolf went on FOX and Friends this morning:

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01:40

John Lewis: I Have Never Felt Trump Is The Legitimate President Weasel Zippers

If you said Obama was not a legitimate president John Lewis would have called you a racist.

01:23

Alyssa Milano Blasts Trump Supporters as More Unamerican Than DREAMers The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by John S. Roberts at Right Observer:

President Donald Trump sent two tweets that infuriated far left actress Alyssa Milano.

She went completely nuts, conflating Republicans with the KKK and declaring people who continue to defend and support this President in all his racist horror, are more unamerican than any of those you are trying to deport. Meaning, DREAMers since immigration is the hot topic of the day.

Check this out

Enter Milano:

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01:08

Ohio Woman to Nancy Pelosi on Trump Tax Cut Bonuses: This Deplorable Appreciates those Bread Crumbs (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

On Wednesday FOX News contributor Pete Hegseth went to Mamas West Main Cafe in Hillsboro, Ohio to dish politics with the locals.

The Ohio region that voted 76% for Donald Trump in 2016.

One woman at the diner had a few choice words for Nancy Pelosi. The former speaker told voters last week the Trump tax cut bonuses of $1,000 and $2,000 US corporations were handing out to their employees were pathetic and merely crumbs.

One local woman had a few choice words for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Pete Hegseth: What does a thousand dollar bonus mean to real people?

Sue: Well, for one thing its a very, very big deal. When you work for a company and they want to give you a thousand dollar check just because our president gave us a tax break to me its a big deal. Weve been called deplorables and everything. But this deplorable appreciates those bread crumbs.

The entire restaurant cheered.

Via FOX and Friends:

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01:00

Letters from a Heartbroken Pervert: First Matt Forney

This is a guest post by Nameless Writer, the second in a series.

Do you remember when we first started hooking up? All the way back in high school? We both skipped class and made out in an empty classroom. You did well. I wanted to keep going, but you said you had to get back. I did my best to talk you out of it. You brought up that the teacher I was skipping out on was much more lenient than the one you were dodging. You were doing your best to be a bitch about it, so you gave me a look and rhetorically asked what you were supposed to do to get out of trouble: announce a bout of diarrhea? I was too nervous at the time, too insecure about the perverted landscape of my mind, so I said nothing, but what I thought of then and there is still with me. I had wanted to say, Well if youve got diarrhea, let me plug you up. A finger in the dyke isnt nearly as important as a finger that keeps your panties from an unfixable stain. Back then, you were innocent; a few months later, you would tell me in no uncertain terms that nothing was to ever go up your ass. But I still cant help but wonder what would have happened if, on that day, I had been so bold and dutifully offered my opposable thumbs as your own personal diaper.

The way things actually played out, I cant really recall. You were a good kisser that day, but you went back to class. We would keep making out now and then in the library, in bathrooms, the elevator, etc. Do you think everything could have been different had I just been more bold? If I had just been willing to own all that is disgusting and wrong about me from the get-go? You probably cant tell now: hindsight sure as hell isnt 20/20, its indelibly marked by the presents point of view. So, of course youd say it wouldnt have changed anything, or that if it wouldve changed anything, it would have made you abort our horrible relationship before it even started. But Im not so sure, I still wonder; and maybe if I actually send this letter, and you read it, maybe then youll wonder too.

Read Next: Letters from a Heartbroken Pervert: Youth

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00:56

Durbin: Im Focused On Protecting Illegal Immigrants Full Time Weasel Zippers

Are those his constituents? Sen. Durbin responds to @SenTomCotton who says he "misrepresented" what @realDonaldTrump said during Oval Office meeting when @SenatorDurbin says referred "shi-hole" countries. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/NflI5XzlhC Mike Puccinelli (@MPuccinelliCBS2) January 15, 2018

00:38

How Much of the Opioid Epidemic is Caused by Economic Hard Times? bensozia

Not very much, according to these academics:

The United States is in the midst of a fatal drug epidemic. This study uses data from the Multiple Cause of Death Files to examine the extent to which increases in county-level drug mortality rates from 1999-2015 are due to deaths of despair, measured here by deterioration in medium-run economic conditions, or if they instead are more likely to reflect changes in the drug environment in ways that present differential risks to population subgroups. A primary finding is that counties experiencing relative economic decline did experience higher growth in drug mortality than those with more robust growth, but the relationship is weak and mostly explained by confounding factors. In the preferred estimates, changes in economic conditions account for less than one-tenth of the rise in drug and opioid-involved mortality rates.
What they find instead is that the biggest factor influencing drug use in any community is the availability and cost of drugs.

This is just one study, but I would not be surprised if it is right. But not because I think the epidemic has nothing to do with despair. As we know, in our wealthy world economic troubles manifest largely in psychological terms, that is, a rise in the unemployment rate from 5% to 9% can make a lot more than 4% of the people miserable. So a whole community's sense that times are bad and the future is bleak might not show up very clearly in the raw economic numbers.

Take the paradigmatic case of the coal country in southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky. These are poor areas, but they have always been poor. It's just that the industries they did have -- coal mining, manufacturing -- are rapidly declining. This makes their medium-run economic conditions only a little worse than they were, but it has a huge impact on the overall mood of those places. They are depressed and distressed, even if their median income is much higher than what we would consider a boom town in Nigeria or even Mexico.

Of course opiates are a big problem even in wealthy areas, which gets me to what deaths of despair would actually mean. I agree that the main cause of the epidemic is not economic hard times but the huge increase in the supply of the drugs. But why did people want them? Why was there, in economic terms, a huge unmet demand for opiates that changes in how doctors treat pain went a long way toward filling?

I don't think people take these drugs for fun. They take them because they are unhappy, stressed, and in pain. They are self-medicating conditions we could call anxious depression, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, or other such medical-sounding terms, but which I would be equally happy to call despair. I don't mean to say that many drug users don't have physical problems, from bad backs to chemical imbalances in their brain...

00:36

Democrats Won Big In Wisconsin Last Night DownWithTyranny!


The best shot for a Democratic win last night was in an open state Senate district in the far west of Wisconsin. The Republicans had held the district for nearly two decades and Trump beat Hillary in the rural district massively in 2016. But Trump's popularity-- as well as Governor Scott Walker's-- have plummeted. And Democrat Patty Schachtner upset Republican state Rep. Adam Jarchow in the special-election to replace Republican Sheila Harsdorf who stepped down in November to take a job as Walker's agriculture secretary. The swing towards Democrats since Trump's victory was massive-- around 26 points.-- as she won by a stunning 9 points (UPDATE: 55-44%) in a deep red district.

Patrick Marley, reporting for Milwaukee's Journal Sentinel wrote that "the focus Tuesday was on the 10th Senate District, which consists of parts of Burnett, Polk, St. Croix, Pierce and Dunn counties along Minnesota's border. Schachtner's win gives Democrats momentum, but they remain deep in the minority. Once she is seated, Republicans will hold an 18-14 advantage, with one district vacant. That seat belonged to Sen. Frank Lasee (R-De Pere), who joined Walker's administration last month, and won't be decided until November, when 17 of the state's 33 Senate districts are up for election. 
Schachtner said once she joins the Senate she hopes to focus on improving access to health care and helping drug addicts get treatment.

...The district has not been good to Democrats in the past. Mitt Romney won the district in 2012 even though he lost the presidential race in Wisconsin and nationally to Barack Obama. Trump crushed Hillary Clinton in the district in the 2016 presidential election and John McCain almost won th...

00:36

Now that President Trump has a Clean Bill of Health, Lets Take a Look at the Democrats The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Yesterday the doctor who performed an exam of President Trump in regards to his physical and mental health and therefore ability to function as President stated that the President has incredibly good genes.

The media went mad with the results showing that they could not pass the same tests.  But this is nothing new.

The Democrats and their unstable MSM have a history of being mentally and physically sick!

Hillary Clinton is a prime example.  President Trump knew this as a candidate.

Hillary was so sick she stopped having campaign events as she was running for President.  She took weekends off because she just didnt have the stamina to campaign.  Hillary participated in only 11 campaign rallies in both September and October which are very low numbers for a candidate running for President.  (Trump had 59 during the same time period.)

Hillary Clinton and her campaign were dishonest about many things including her health. During the primary season Hillary had some sort of seizure or attack during a stop at a coffee shop.  She blamed it on her chai tea.

The AP reporter who was there stated that she was not horrified by Hillarys seizure, but her face showed a different story.  WikiLeaks later uncovered that the reporter, Lisa Lerer, was one of many reporters who dined at Clinton campaign manager John Podestas house, diminishing her account of the event.  An individual on Twitter had a different take on the event.

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00:35

Antifa Group Torches ICE Fliers At University of Texas Weasel Zippers

Feeling the burn. Via Campus Reform: A group of University of Texas at San Antonio students recently rounded up and torched promotional materials put out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The group in question, Revolutionary Horizon (RH), describes itself as a revolutionary group that primarily consists of students at the University of Texas []

00:10

The Attention we Give to Mass Killers bensozia

Study shows that the average mass killer gets $75 million worth of media attention.

The obvious lesson would be that people do it to get famous and we could reduce the problem by ignoring them, but I'm not sure that's true; has anybody read enough about these monsters to find out what part a desire to be famous played in their schemes? And even that result would be ambivalent, like, Timothy McVeigh wanted to make a huge media splash, but that was because he was hoping to touch off a revolution.

Plus, given Americans obsession with such events, I doubt even the most determined, anti-Constitutional censorship would have much effect.

00:01

DISEASE HAS NO MORALS No More Mister Nice Blog

Could President Trump really be reasonably healthy, as his doctor insists he is? Sure, I guess. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones -- three years older than Trump -- is still alive and well, despite the years his past heroin and cocaine habits, his daily morning joint, his drinking and cigarette smoking, and eating habits that could be called Trumpian:



If you like your life, if you like yourself, and if you have gobs of money and some luck, maybe you can beat medical odds. It's counterintuitive that Trump might have healthy blood pressure, heart rate, and glucose levels, but it's also counterintuitive that the slender, active, disciplined Barack Obama had borderline high cholesterol, according to his 2014 health assessment. There's a certain moralism that makes us want people's health to match their personal habits, but health doesn't always work that way. Richards is still here. Non-smoker Andy Kaufman died in his thirties of lung cancer.

I don't believe Trump is 6'3" and 239 pounds -- Sports Illustrated's photo comparisons of Trump to athletes reported to be of similar size make a mockery of that claim, as do other photo pairings.

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Wednesday, 17 January

23:30

Demorats own this: Previously deported illegal alien accused of killing two cops wishes hed killed more Fellowship of the Minds

Demorats choose to provide sanctuary to illegal aliens who kill our citizens. Shame on them. The death of an American citizen, Kate Steinle, by the hand of an illegal alien, meant absolutely nothing, NOTHING, to them. SHAME ON THEM. From Continue reading

23:00

Rooster waits for school bus bringing his human home Fellowship of the Minds

Dogs, and even cats, are known to wait for their humans to come home. Betcha you didnt know that chickens also do that. Every afternoon, a rooster named Frog runs to the school bus when his human, Savannah, comes home. Continue reading

22:01

Intercepted Podcast: White Mirror The Intercept

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Donald Trump is a racist and the perfect man to represent Americas racist legacy in the countries he called shitholes. This week on Intercepted: Jeremy lays out the bloody U.S. history in Haiti and El Salvador and blasts the bipartisan, selective amnesia and historical revisionism that American exceptionalism demands. In an exclusive interview, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard calls for direct talks with Kim Jong-un to avert a catastrophic war with North Korea. She defends her meeting with Bashar al-Assad in Syria, explains why she holds Hillary Clinton responsible for regime change in Libya, and says Bernie Sanders would have defeated Trump. Steve Bannon was ousted from Breitbart and ridiculed as Sloppy Steve by his hero. But Bannon is very popular in Washington with investigators. As Robert Mueller hits Bannon with a grand jury subpoena, former CIA officer and Cipher Brief columnist John Sipher and journalist Marcy Wheeler analyze the Russia investigation, the Steele dossier, and the Trump teams collusion with Israel. Leading Marxist scholar David Harvey talks about alienation and debt peonage in the age of Trump, the crimes of capitalism, and why he believes the French and American revolutions would not be possible today.

Transcript coming soon.

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19:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!


-by Noah

Well, here's an un-fab four: House Speaker Ryan, CIA Director Pompeo, $enate Majority Leader McConnell, and V.P. Pence. This picture was taken recently at Camp David when the Republican Party's highest ranking psychotic and sociopathic assholes got together with der Leader Seor Trumpanzee to discuss what to do about the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. There was no news as to whether or not any representatives of Vladimir Putin or CEOs of computer voting machines were in attendance, but, of course Skype and other video conferencing options were possible. It's ominous enough that the head of the CIA was present.

I'm especially pleased to see how ridiculous and miserable the $enate Majority Leader appears. Just look at him in his mom jeans and his ill-fitting jacket. Maybe he arrived dressed too casually and Seor Trumpanzee made him wear a jacket someone found in a closet. Come to think of it, he probably thought they were all going to change into their sheets and hoods as soon as they arrived.

This picture was sent to me by a friend who was asking her friends to caption it for her. My immediate thought was "Where is Pence's ever-present wife?" The job of "Mrs. Pence" has always been reported as being the person responsible for keeping our Vice President away from any "temptations." Then I realized exactly why McConnell looks so unhappy. Pence had obviously just pinched his ass in a semi-public setting. Look at Pence acting as though he did nothing and knows nothing. Ah, but, Speaker Ryan, there on the left saw the whole thing! We will never know what exactly happened, but, I'm sure that if Ryan was asked about it, he would say that Pence pinching McConnell's ass was "unfortunate" and "not helpful," the same words he used when he was asked about Seor Trumpanzee's racist "shithole" comments.

As Bill Maher would say...

17:16

Reset Rule of Law Dr. Dave Janda Greg Hunters USAWatchdog

By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com   Dr. Dave Janda is a radio host and a patriot who is a Washington outsider with insider contacts. Janda says a new Inspector Generals report will be the beginning of the reset of the rule of law.  Janda explains, Comey, Lynch and Clinton are now in the crosshairs, and I []

16:20

January 17th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #363 The Last Refuge

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

16:18

2016 Flashback: Obama to World: Be More Like the Nordics; If Only Everyone Could Be Like the Scandinavians The Gateway Pundit

Like it was allegedly said by President Donald Trump, President Barack Obama has a preference for people from Nordic-Scandinavian countries. But unlike Trump, the media did not attack Obama over that, even when he wished the world could be run by people from those countries.

President Obama and Nordic leaders stand together during the arrival ceremony in the Grand Foyer of the White House, May 13, 2016. From left are Prime Minister Sigurur Ingi Jhannsson of Iceland, Prime Minister Lars Lkke Rasmussen of Denmark, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, Prime Minister Stefan Lfven of Sweden, and President Sauli Niinist of Finland. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

The AP reported on Obamas May 13, 2016 summit with the leaders of Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland, with this headline, Obama to world: Be more like the Nordics

Democrats may argue over whether places like Denmark and Norway are model societies. President Barack Obama is sure.

Apparently well beyond concerns about being branded a socialist, Obama on Friday celebrated the five Nordic nations as examples of reliability, equality, generosity, responsibility, even personal happiness.

As he welcomed the Nordic leaders to the White House, he owned up to thinking perhaps the small havens of social liberalism should take the reins every now and then.

He joked: Why dont we just put all these small countries in charge for a while?

In a massive April 2016 Atlantic article on Obama, The Obama Doctrine by Jeffrey Goldberg, Obama is quoted yearning for a world of Scandinavians.

In recent days, the president has taken to joking privately, All I need in the Middle East is a few smart autocrats. Obama has always had a fondness for pragmatic, emotionally contained technocrats, telling aides, If only everyone could be like the Scandinavians, this would all be easy.

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Wednesday January 17th Open Thread The Last Refuge

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

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Nevada Electoral Action Is High In Las Vegas This Year-- Churn, Churn, Churn DownWithTyranny!

Right-wing lunatic Cresent Hardy (left) is sporting a hipster look for his 2018 congressional run

The population of Nevada is 2,940,058. The population of Clark County (the Las Vegas Metro) is 2,155,664. That's where the state's people live. (The only other county with a significant number of people is Washoe--Reno and Sparks-- with 446,903 people.) Clark County elects 3 of Nevada's 4 members of Congress and last year there was turnover as voters ousted a GOP incumbent, Cresent Hardy, in NV-04, with Democrat Ruben Kihuen, and replaced Republican JoeHeck, who left his NV-03 House seat to run, unsuccessfully for the Senate, with Jacky Rosen. Kihuen ran as an unabashed progressive but joined the New Dems, ran up a miserable voting record (ProgressivePunch rates him a "D") and was forced to retire after being caught molesting women. Jacky Rosen is worse. She ran as a nothing and ran up one of the worst voting records in Congress-- ProgressivePunch rates her an "F"-- which, of course attracted Chuck Schumer's attention, who offered to back her in the Senate race against Republican Dean Heller.

That means the same two Clark County seats that flipped red to blue in 2016 are up for grabs again this year. Obama won both districts both rimes he ran. In 2016 Hillary and Trump had close elections. Trump won NV-03 47.5% to 46.5% and Hillary won NV-04 with a more comfortable 49.5% to 44.6%. The 3rd flipped from an even PVI to an R+2 and the 4th went from a PVI of D+4 to a D+3. This cycle's DCCC candidates includes extremely wealthy Mob-connected socialite Susie Lee among their shitty candidate in the list of disastrous Red to Blue program. She's beyond horrible and when she ran in 2016 (in the 4th district...

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Obama Officials Defend Navy Dr. Ronny Jackson From Media Conspiracy Slurs Over Pres. Trump Physical The Gateway Pundit

How cray-cray do you have to be to have senior Obama administration officials tell you your anti-Trump conspiracy theories are crazy? Susan Rice, Valerie Jarrett and Dan Pfeiffer are among those defending the honor of Navy Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny L. Jackson against reporters and liberals accusing him of lying about the results of the physical and cognitive examinations of President Donald Trump he presided over at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland last Friday. Jackson delivered the results on Tuesday to an incredulous White House press corps.

Dan Pfieffer, former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, wrote, Dr. Jackson is a phenomenal doctor and a really great guy. He and his team took great care of all of us for many years

Pfieffers tweet was retweeted by Valerie Jarrett and Tommy Vietor,

Pfieffer and other Obama administration officials retweeted a defense of Jackson by reporter Yashar Ali who wrote, Dr. Ronny Jackson has been the Presidential physician since 2013. Give the conspiracy theories a rest.

https://twitter.com/yashar/status/953369542499143680

Alyssa Mastromonaco, former deputy chief of staff for operations, retweeted Ali with her own comment, there is no one better than ronny. no one. he is a saint and patriot.

Mastromonacos tweet was retweeted by Chuck Kennedy, an Obama White House photographer, and Valerie Jarrett.

Susan Rice retweeted Matromonaco and added her own succinct agreement, True dat

Rice&...

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Beyond Imagination: Uranium One LewRockwell

The multilayered story surrounding Uranium Onethe former South African, then Canadian, and now Russian company, of which both Bill and Hillary Clinton and their family foundation are the enriched beneficiarieshas all the usual elements of a typical Clinton scandal.

A talented con man, Bill Clinton perfected his game in Arkansas. Through his control over state contracts, regulatory agencies, and judicial appointments, the creation of public credit and of agencies like the Arkansas Development and Finance Authority and their misuse, then-Governor Clinton was able to reward his allies, punish his enemies, and insert his political machine into nearly every endeavor, public and private, statewide. Clinton nailed down the couples franchise by continually getting himself re- elected governor of Arkansas, while his spouse handled the paperwork at the Rose Law Firm.

When Bill and Hillary made the move from Little Rock to Washington, the territory under their influence was enlarged, and the public cash pots at their disposal grew significantly, but their modus operandi remained the same. The only thing that changed when Hillary began her adventures in the U.S. Senate, and then at the State Department, was that she was now the one with political power, and Bill became the ornamental figure.

Uranium Ones predecessor is a Canadian company, UrAsia Energy Ltd., founded in 2005 by Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra. By mysterious means Giustra was able to fill what was no more than a shell company with the rights to three uranium mines located in Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic that is fantastically rich in just about everything, including uranium. Bill Clinton appears to have played a significant role in smoothing the rough edges of Giustras good fortune by supporting Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayevs appointment to a U.N. agency dedicated to validating elections, a p.r. coup for Nazarbayev.

Thereafter, Bill got the use of Giustras luxurious private jet, and the two began jetting about the globe together to Third World countries that enjoy attractive endowments of natural resources.  Bill made his speeches, and Frank made his deals.

In 2007, UrAsia purchased a South African uranium firm, Uranium One, and moved the company to Canada while retaining the firms South African name. Bill and Frank then set up their own philanthropic entity, the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative, to promote progressive environmental and labor practices in the natural resources industry. Giustra pledged $100 million and dragged in $16 million more in pledges at a 2008 star-studded gala in Toronto.

In 2008, things got more interesting. The Russian atomic-energy agency Rosatom, short of uranium for its own needs, entered into negotiations for a 17-percent stake in Uranium One. But in 2009, Kazakhstan questioned Uranium Ones claim of having obtained government approvals for UrAsias first mine purc...

The Electoral College Is Undemocratic LewRockwell

Hillary Clinton blamed the Electoral College for her stunning defeat in the 2016 presidential election in her latest memoirs, What Happened? Some have claimed that the Electoral College is one of the most dangerous institutions in American politics. Why? They say the Electoral College system, as opposed to a simple majority vote, distorts the one-person, one-vote principle of democracy because electoral votes are not distributed according to population.

To back up their claim, they point out that the Electoral College gives, for example, Wyoming citizens disproportionate weight in a presidential election. Put another way, Wyoming, a state with a population of about 600,000, has one member in the U.S. House of Representatives and two members in the U.S. Senate, which gives the citizens of Wyoming three electoral votes, or one electoral vote per 200,000 people. California, our most populous state, has more than 39 million people and 55 electoral votes, or approximately one vote per 715,000 people. Comparatively, individuals in Wyoming have nearly four times the power in the Electoral College as Californians.

Many people whine that using the Electoral College instead of the popular vote and majority rule is undemocratic. Id say that they are absolutely right. Not deciding who will be the president by majority rule is not democracy. But the Founding Fathers went to great lengths to ensure that we were a republic and not a democracy. In fact, the word democracy does not appear in the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution or any other of our founding documents.

How about a few quotations expressed by the Founders about democracy? In Federalist Paper No. 10, James Madison wanted to prevent rule by majority faction, saying, Measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority. John Adams warned in a letter, Remember Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a Democracy Yet, that did not commit suicide. Edmund Randolph said, That in tracing these evils to their origin, every man had found it in the turbulence and follies of democracy. Then-Chief Justice John Marshall observed, Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.

The Founders expressed contempt for the tyranny of majority rule, and throughout our Constitution, they placed impediments to that tyranny. Two houses of Congress pose one obstacle to majority rule. That is, 51 senators can block the wishes of 435 representatives and 49 senators. The president can veto the wishes of 535 members of Congress. It takes two-thirds of both houses of Congress to override a presidential veto. To change the Const...

Feds Misconduct in Cliven Bundy Case LewRockwell

Federal judge Gloria Navarro slammed the FBI and Justice Department on Monday, Jan. 8, for outrageous abuses and flagrant misconduct in the prosecution of Cliven Bundy and sons, the Nevada ranchers who spurred a high-profile standoff with the FBI and Bureau of Land Management in 2014. Navarro condemned the grossly shocking withholding of evidence from defense counsel in a case that could have landed the Bundys in prison for the rest of their lives. Navarro, who had declared a mistrial last month, dismissed all charges against the Bundys.

Navarro was especially riled because the FBI spent three years covering up or lying about the role of their snipers in the 2014 standoff. The Bundys faced conspiracy charges because they summoned militia to defend them after claiming FBI snipers had surrounded their ranch. Justice Department lawyers scoffed at this claim but newly-released documents vindicate the Bundys. In an interview Saturday, Ammon Bundy reviled the feds: They basically came to kill our family, they surrounded us with snipers. And then they wanted to lie about it all like none of it happened.

Many of the heavily-armed activists who flocked to the scene feared that the FBI snipers had a license to kill the Bundys. Their reaction cannot be understood without considering a landmark 1990s case that continues to shape millions of Americans attitude towards Washington: the federal killings and coverups at Ruby Ridge.

Randy Weaver and his family lived in an isolated cabin in the mountains of northern Idaho. Weaver was a white separatist who believed races should live apart; he had no record of violence against other races or anyone else. An undercover federal agent entrapped him into selling a sawed-off shotgun. The feds then sought to pressure Weaver to become an informant but he refused.

After Weav...

From Shahs to the CIA LewRockwell

In part 1 we examined the early history of the Wests domination of Persian natural resources, especially the establishment and rise of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company which led to multiple 20th-century British interventions in Iranian politics in an attempt to ensure permanent access to oil. Part 2 tells the story of Operation Ajax.  

The Empire Must Go On

Once Europe erupted in the world war (WWI), the British dispatched their armed forces to refineries all over Iran in order to protect what they considered their property Iranian oil.  After the cessation of hostilities in 1919, the British bribed and intimidated the new regime of Ahmad Shah into accepting the terms of the much hated Anglo-Persian Agreement which in all but name, made Iran a protectorate of the British Empire.  No longer would the Iranians control their own army, transportation system, and communications network.  It all passed under the control British occupiers and with it the last vestiges of Iranian sovereignty. This once again ignited the fervent nationalist spirit across Iran and new rounds of protests and opposition.

Even the U.S. president, Woodrow Wilson, disapproved of the agreement.  But, true to their colonial and imperialist spirit, the British rebuffed such protestations and opposition by saying, These people have got to be taught at whatever cost to them, that they cannot get on without us.  I dont at all mind their noses being rubbed in the dust.  The empire must go on.

The opening sequence from the 2012 movie Argo features a brief history of aggressive Western intervention which shaped modern Iran.

And go on it did, fueled by the black gold that flowed beneath the Iranian deserts. For the next thirty years, relations between the Iranians and the British revolved mainly around oil. The British deposed and installed new kings, and prime ministers and members of Iranian parliament were bought off to help ensure the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (by that time renamed the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, or AIOC) had a free hand in the exploration, refining, and exportation of Iranian oil.  For that was indeed the bottom line for the British the Iranian venture was extremely profitable for them.

Churchills Dream Prize

Indeed, for Churchill, it was, a prize from fairyland beyond our wildest dreams. When they started in 1913, the British were extracting only 5,000 barrels of oils per day, and by 1950 they were extracting 664,000 per day.  Had the wealth from the oil been humanely shared with the Iranian people, the Iranians themselves likely woul...

The Truth About Fake News LewRockwell

While NATO was busy setting up a vast network with which to accuse Russia of perpetuating propaganda from the Soviet era, Washington was suddenly swamped by a wave of hysteria. In an attempt to discredit the new US President, the dominant media accuse him of talking rubbish in response, the President accuses them of propagating fake news. This cacophony is amplified by the swift development of the social media, which had once been intended for use as weapons of the State Department against nationalist regimes, but which today are popular forums used to combat abuse by all kinds of elites with Washington at the top of the list.

As soon as the announcement of his surprise election was made public, and even before he had access to the White House, the immense majority of US and NATO media began screaming about the negligence and insanity of President Trump. Battle was joined between the media class and the new President, with each side accusing the other of propagating fake news.

Almost everywhere in the NATO countries and only in these countries political representatives began denouncing fake news. This was intended to reveal the supposed influence of Russian propaganda within the Western democracies . The State which has been the most seriously impacted by this campaign is France, whose President Emmanuel Macron recently announced the drafting of a law specifically aimed at fighting these attacks on democracy , but only during an electoral period .

The fact that the English expression fake news is maintained in all the languages of the NATO countries attests to the Anglo-Saxon origin of the problem, when in fact the phrase designates a phenomenon as old as the world false information.

At the origin of the campaign against fake news NATO

In 2009, at the NATO summit in Strasbourg-Kehl, President Obama announed his intention of creating an Alliance Strategic Communication service [1]. It took six years to implement, using elements of the 77th Brigade of the British Land Army and the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade of the United States Land Army (based in Germany and Italy).

At first, their mission was to counter communications accusing the US deep state of having itself organised the attacks of 9/11, then those accusing the Anglo-Saxons of having planned the Arab Springs and the war against Syria such communications were termed conspiracy theories . However, the situation evolved rapidly in such a way as to convince the populations of the Alliance that Russia was continuing to apply propaganda from the Soviet era and thus that NATO was still useful.

Finally, in April 2015, the European U...

Anti-PC Professor Suing NYU Speaks Out LewRockwell

Michael Rectenwald the PC-bashing, deplorable New York University professor behind the Twitter handle @antipcnyuprof  is suing NYU and four of his colleagues for defamation, alleging that he was subjected to a campaign of ostracism and harassment when he criticized campus political correctness.

Rectenwalds suit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday, alleges that current and former NYU faculty members used official email distribution lists to defame him in May of 2017, calling him a right-wing misogynist, an asshole and Satan in messages sent to over 100 NYU faculty and administrators.

When contacted by The Daily Caller, John Beckman, New York Universitys chief spokesman, brusquely dismissed the allegations. The suit is without merit, Beckman stated.

If Professor Rectenwald is a villain, he is a surprisingly personable one. Having readily agreed to an interview to discuss the state of campus politics, the 58-year-old instructor and author cracked a few jokes before spending nearly two hours reflecting on the smear campaign he says he endured when he spoke out against PC obsession on campus. [Disclaimer: the author of this article is a senior at New York University]

The thing that is interesting here is that they were saying that because I dont think like them, I am sick and mentally ill, Rectenwald said. So you have to be crazy to not believe what they do. Now, it may be true that you have to be crazy to say it, because look what happened!

So what inspired Rectenwald, a former self-declared longtime communist and ex-leftist, to crusade against the screeching menace of campus leftism?

In the fall of 2016, the NYU professor recounted, I was noting an increase of this social justice ideology on campuses, and it started to really alarm me. I saw it coming home to roost here at NYU, with the creation of the bias reporting hotline, and with the cancellation of the Milo Yiannopoulos talk because someone might walk past it and hear something which might trigger them.

Rectenwald, an ardent free speech advocate, took great issue with the proliferation of no platforming activism across college campuses. But he became especially concerned with the prevalence of what he calls pure indoctrination in the classroom:

It says so much to me that Stanford admitted a student who [submitted] one essay for admission that said #BlackLivesMatter 100 times. That was one of his essays. They admitted him to Stanford in a year during which they had the smallest ever freshman class in the history of the university; furthermore, they said they had an extremely rich field intellectually and diversity-wise. So here is a major top-flight university in the United States that is essentially saying that it is extremely important that universities have social justice sloganeering on campus, and...

WaPos Editorial War on Russia LewRockwell

The neocon Washington Post is a CIA house organ, serving its pure evil agenda, its targeted assassinations, its orchestrated color revolution attempts to topple foreign governments.

William Blum once explained why theyll never be a coup in Washington because theres no American embassy there.

In its latest assault on Russia, the Washington Post disgracefully claimed its government fooled the US in Syria.

Along with Iran, its been combating US-supported terrorists since September 2015 at the same time, going all-out for conflict resolution, its best efforts sabotaged by Washington and its rogue allies.

WaPo never explains these and other vital issues, featuring disinformation instead.

Throughout seven years of Obama-launched aggression, using ISIS and likeminded terrorists as imperial foot soldiers, WaPo and other media scoundrels pretended the war is civil.

Theres nothing civil about naked aggression. Nor are anti-government forces rebels. Theyre imported cutthroat killers, recruited from scores of countries.

Major media reporting on war in Syria is some of the most abysmal in memory seven years of disinformation and Big Lies, truth-telling suppressed, victimized Syria misportrayed as an aggressor, aiding its people, not combatting them.

WaPo: The (Trump) administration should now be discovering, as the Obama administration did before it, just what Russias word in Syria is worth.

With heavy Russian air support, Syrian government forces have been conducting new offensives against two of the de-escalation zones, the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta and the northern province of Idlib.

As in the past, the tactics include war crimes, including the deliberate bombing of hospitals.

In Idlib, where hundreds of thousands of Syrians took refuge during previous stages of the war, another mass exodus is underway, with more than 100,000 people fleeing north toward the Turkish border.

Fact: Syrian and allied forces, aided by reduced Russian airpower, continue combatting US-supported terrorists in de-escalation zones and elsewhere in the country.

Fact: Bombing hospitals, residential areas, schools, mosques and marketplaces is a US specialty, not Syrias or Russias. WaPo disgracefully lied.

Fact: Grievous war crimes were committed by US forces in Iraq and Syria terror-bombing Mosul, Raqqa and other locations, massacring civilians, causing vast destruction.

Fact: Russia and Syria respect human lives and welfare. Washington and its rogue allies hold them in contempt post-9/11, responsible for millions of casualties, unreported by WaPo and other media scoundrels, supporting imperial high crimes, not denouncing them.

Fact: Syrias refugee crisis is the worlds largest millions displaced by US naked aggression and atrocities committed by terrorists it...

James Damores Lawsuit Exposes the Google Culture LewRockwell

Article first appeared on RPT.

Two weeks ago, RPT reported on a lawsuit filed by Google fired employee James Damore over his Google memo which does the unthinkable, and references biology and science, to conclude that men and women may be a genetically differentand this may be one of many factors determining divergent career paths between the sexes.

The author of the controversial August 2017 memo is suing Google, alleging that white, male conservatives are systematically discriminated against by Google.

Details included in the lawsuit expose a shocking, vitriol hate for conservatives at Googles offices.

The Federalist has put together a list of 19 outrageous and hate filled actions taken by Googlers against conservative colleagues. WARNING: explicit language is included in this list.

The lawsuit James Damore filed against Google on Monday provides a fascinating glimpse into the way the company and many of its employees see the workplace in terms of a demographic hierarchy, and what happens to those who diverge from the consensus view.

Details from diversity training sessions, accounts of alleged reverse discrimination, and screenshots of internal communications on company forums and message boards in the lawsuit cast the company culture as extremely hostile to employees with unpopular opinions, especially heterosexuals, men, white people, and those who hold conservative views.

Damore and another former Google employee, David Gudeman, allege the company discriminates against white male conservatives, and maintains illegal diversity quotas for hiring managers. Damore was fired last year after an internal memo he wrote positing that men and women have biological differences that affect their work preferences and abilities was leaked and went viral.

In screenshots laid out in the lawsuit, Googlers as they call themselves, talk openly of blacklisting and purging the company of employees whose views or identities are deemed outside the bounds. Employees were allowed to award those who spoke out against Damores memo peer bonuses a company kudos of sorts m...

The Great Pyramids Mystery Chamber LewRockwell

A huge void discovered inside the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt late last year may hold an iron throne carved from meteorites, according to new analysis of ancient religious texts.

Giulio Magli, Director of the Department of Mathematics and Professor of Archaeoastronomy at the Politecnico di Milano, studied the Pyramid Texts, religious writings carved into pyramid walls around 2400 BC. Based on his studies, Magli proposes that its possible the throne of Pharaoh Khufu or Cheops lies inside the chamber.

Of course it would not be melted iron but meteoritic iron, that is, fallen from the sky in the form of iron meteorites and again cited in the Texts, Magli says in his paper.

Explaining the structure of the pyramid, Magli states that before arriving at the funerary chamber there is a gallery. The newly discovered room is over this gallery, but does not have a practical function of relieving weight from it, because the roof of the gallery itself was already built with a corbelled technique for this very reason, he explains in a statement.

So what was this room used for? Magli offers a possible interpretation that falls in line with existing knowledge on Egyptian funerary religion as documented in the Pyramid texts: In these texts it is said that the pharaoh,before reaching the stars of the north, will have to pass the gates of the sky and sit on his throne of iron.

North-south section of the Great Pyramid showing the hypothetical project of the chamber, in connection with the lower southern shaft Giulio Magli

Within the Pyramid there are four narrow shafts which Magli suggests represent said gates of the sky, adding: The north one could well lead into the newly discovered room, and may contain an object needed by Cheops after crossing the doors the iron throne.

According to the textual analysis, Cheops throne may be similar to that of his mother, Queen Hetepheres, but instead of gold it would be coate...

The Evolution of the Artificial Sipper LewRockwell

Blame Charles Dickens. The great novelist of Victorian London was also a great drinker. Quite aside from Bleak House and David Copperfield, he wrote one of the best flaming punch recipes I know. And when he made his famous trip to the US in 1842, he delighted in all the new-fangled beverages he found there, a bit like your annoying friend Instagramming pictures of poorly lit cocktails from their holiday in New York.

Two American innovations particularly impressed Dickens. Ice, which the Americans harvested from the great northern lakes (a bit like they do at the beginning of Disneys Frozen) and stored in ice houses throughout the summer. And straws, then literally pieces of straw, because when your drink was rammed full of frozen pond, it wasnt so easy to sip.

Both found their way into the famous (to cocktail geeks) Sherry Cobbler scene in The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-44). Martins friend Mark Tapley presents the hero with a very large tumbler, piled up to the brim with little blocks of clear transparent ice, through which one or two thin slices of lemon, and a golden liquid of delicious appearance, appealed from the still depths below, to the loving eye of the spectator (Thirsty yet?) Martin took the glass with an astonished look; applied his lips to the reed; and cast up his eyes once in ecstasy. He paused no more until the goblet was drained to the last drop.

The Sherry Cobbler (sherry amontillado is best! sugar, fruit, ice) was the drink of 19th-century America, according to bartender Harry Johnson. It is a very refreshing drink for young and old, he enthused in his Bartenders Manual of 1888. And it caught on like billy-oh in Britain. Queen Victoria served Sherry Cobblers at her garden parties, with ice shipped all the way from Massachusetts.

A key part of the novelty was the reed or straw typically a hollow blade of rye grass, cut when still green, then dried and cut obliquely to show it was handmade. These became a profitable sideline for farmers.

But because grass could be a bit flimsy, an American named Marvin C Stone, who made paper cigarette- holders, spied an opportunity. Sipping a Mint Julep in Washington DC one day, he noticed that bits of fibrous residue kept coming off in his mouth. And so he conceived of the paper straw an artificial sipper which he made by spiralling paper into a tube and sealing it with wax to prevent it dissolving on contact with bourbon.

He patented the wax paper straw in 1888 and began manufacture in 1906, decreeing that the ideal straw was 8.5 inches long and wide enough so that pips didnt get stuck in it (if you opted for a Gin Rickey or Tom Collins). At his height, he was making two million each day.

But it was at the American soda fountains (which blossomed during Prohibition) that the straw really caught on, spurred not only by novelty but paranoia, notes food historian Anne Cooper Funderb...

From Your Heart to Your Brain LewRockwell

By Dr. Mercola

Just as you can make or break your health via the foods you choose at each meal, you can support or sabotage your well-being one beverage choice at a time. At one end of the spectrum would be soda one of the absolute worst choices to drink. At the other, pure water arguably the best for quenching your thirst and supporting optimal health.

For those times when youre looking for something to savor and sip, an excellent alternative is coffee or tea, both of which have earned a solid spot among healthy beverages, with some caveats, however.

After water, coffee and tea are the most commonly consumed beverages worldwide, and theyre also top sources of both caffeine and antioxidant polyphenols for Americans. Tea, particularly green tea, has been linked with a reduced risk of stroke, diabetes and depression, and improved blood pressure, abdominal obesity and glucose levels, while coffee consumption is associated with reduced risk of premature death and cardiovascular death, for starters.1

Coffee is a complex beverage containing hundreds of biologically active compounds, researchers wrote in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology,2 and this is why it, and tea, have such far-reaching health potential. From your heart to your vision to your brain, there are many reasons to enjoy a cup (or a few) of coffee or tea daily organic, preferred.

Health Benefits of Coffee From Your Heart to Your Brain

Research presented at the American Heart Associations Scientific Sessions 2017 found that compared to non-coffee drinkers, coffee drinkers had a 7 percent lower risk of heart failure and an 8 percent lower risk of stroke for each additional cup of coffee consumed per week.3 Separate research linked coffee consumption to a lowered risk of heart disease, cancer, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, cirrhosis and diabetes.4

In the latter study, the largest risk reduction came from drinking three to four cups daily, but they suggested drinking more would likely b...

Batter-Up! LewRockwell

Yeah, ReadyNutrition Readers, this article is about the bat.  Not that flying mammal, or the derisive term used for a mother-in-law in angerthe All-American baseball bat.  This wonderful piece of sporting equipment is very effective in defending yourself in addition to hitting one over the fence in center field.  I know, I know, naysayers, you surely cant carry a bat around with you wherever you travel.yada, yada.  Seriously, there are several reasons to tote this everyday self-defense item around with you.  Lets cover them.

Batter Up!

For those of you who wish to know, my baseball bat of choice is an aluminum T-ball bat, a 24 job that sits directly next to my leg and within the groove of my vehicles front seat.  I recommend aluminum over wood for several reasons.  Firstly, theres no danger of the bat splitting at the handle or breaking apart: it is sturdily-constructed.  Secondly, it will not rot or deteriorateand the aluminum bat will not rust.  Thirdly, theyre pretty cheap: you can lay your hands on one in a used sporting goods store or thrift store for between $5 to $10.

It is not just for beating someone up.  The bat can also be used to bust out of the vehicle if its trapped and you cant open the door.  Just bust out the window with the bat, and get out.  How about hiking around?  You can use that bat to keep an animal at bay if need be.  The point is, you may also have to protect yourself without a signature, such as the sound of a gunshot.  The bat is a lot quieter in this regard.

It is also a weapon that gives you some defensive distance.  Muggers coming in, a pair of them armed with switchblades?  If they are after me, Ill show them how to dance with that bat in a manner they never viewed on Star Search.  That bat gives you the distance to strike without exposing yourself to some goon who wishes to come in close.

In the following video, the demonstrators use a baton, but the same defense movements can be used with a bat.

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Unhinged MSNBC Investigative Journalist Calls on Trump to Step on Scale in Public to Prove His Weight The Gateway Pundit

On Tuesday Dr. Ronny Jackson conducted a physical exam on the President and declared Trump to have excellent cognitive health and attributed it to incredible genes its just the way God made him.

But this wasnt enough for the liberal media.
They were outraged that Trump was not ruled unhealthy and senile by the former Obama doctor.

One NBC reporter took it to the extreme.

NBC reporter Ken Dilanian called on President Trump to step on a scale in public to prove his weight to the nation.

Dilanian then compared President Trump to an NFL player of similar size?

Wow this

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Gang of Six to Roll Out Amnesty Plan Tomorrow Senator Tom Cotton Tells Them to Roll it Straight Into the Trash Can The Gateway Pundit

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) blasted the bipartisan DREAM deal being rolled out Wednesday. Cotton said the deal might as well be rolled straight into the trashcan.

Tom Cotton also said the deal grants amnesty far beyond DACA, offers fake border security and no end to chain migration.

DACA is unconstitutional. Why are we even having a debate over it?

Senate reporter for Politico, Seung Min Kim tweeted out the summary of the Senate bipartisan deal that is being rolled out tomorrow.


Screenshot of Confidential DREAM DEAL SUMMARY below via Kim Twitter:

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) blasted the bipartisan DACA deal.

Might as well roll it straight into the trash can mass amnesty far beyond DACA, fake border security, no end to chain migration, Tom Cotton tweeted in response to Kim.

A leaked memo reveals Democrats absolutely need DREAMers in orde...

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The Clinton Dossier The Last Refuge

Time, further questioning, and a host of inherent contradictions will eventually bring more sunlight upon the authorship of The Dossier.  Additionally, how it was used by the DOJ/FBI in gaining FISA-702 query and upstream data surveillance approvals, what the media Continue reading

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A Night for Freedom NYC Gathering of Patriots Party Saturday Night With Cernovich, McInnes, Molyneux and TGPs Lucian Wintrich The Gateway Pundit

A Night for Freedom Saturday night in New York City

You can buy tickets here until Wednesday at 9 p.m. PST.
(I hear there are only a few tickets left.)

The event, organized by Mike Cernovich, is an anniversary celebration of President Trumps first year in office.

A Night for Freedom is a gathering of patriots and political dissidents who are bored with mainstream political events. We dont want to sit around eating rubber chicken while some boring person repeats platitudes from behind a podium.

Confirmed speakers include Mike Cernovich, Stefan Molyneux, Gavin McInnes, Owen Benjamin, Owen Shroyer, The Gateway Pundits Lucian Wintrich and many others.
Milk N Cooks will be DJing.

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13:58

Former High-Level CIA Agent Warns Terrified Deep State Wants President Trump Taken Out (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

According to former high level CIA agent Kevin Shipp, the Deep State is so terrified of President Trump that they want him taken out.

Shipp was a CIA Anti Terrorism expert and was assigned as a protective agent for the Director of Central Intelligence. He is the recipient of a Medallion for overseas covert operations, two CIA Meritorious Unit Citations and three Exceptional Performance Awards.

 

Zerohedge published a partial transcript of Shipps comments made to USAWatchdog.coms Greg Hunter:

They are terrified, they are terrified right now.  They did not expect Trump to do what he is doing now.  The reason they tried to get him even before he was elected is they knew he was uncontrollable, and they knew if he got in there, they would not be able to manipulate him, and that is exactly whats happening.

There are some people, and there is no doubt about it, that are running scared right now

Donald Trump is questioning the Deep State and the shadow government.  Hes rocking that place left and right.  The news media is terrified of that.  Their editors are telling them to attack him just like they are attacking him from the inside.  Its just dirty pool because they want him taken out.

Below is Shipps full interview with Hunter:

Video credit: Greg Hunter

Of course, this isnt the first time Deep State operatives have discussed removing President Trump.

Evangelical pastor Rodney Howard-Browne claimed last summer that a senior Republican lawmaker told him a plot is in place to take out President Trump.

The lawmaker even told Howard-Browne theres nothing we can do to stop it.

...

13:44

Google Refers To Republican Senator David Perdue As lying, Unscrupulous Politician Weasel Zippers

Oh, but no problem there Via Washington Examiner: Google referred to Sen. David Perdue on Tuesday as a lying, unscrupulous politician when the Republican senators name was searched. The knowledge graph on the right side of the search page said David Alfred Perdue Jr. is an American businessman and lying, unscrupulous politician. He is a []

13:43

Trump Administration Planning its BIGGEST Ever Round Up of Illegal Aliens The Gateway Pundit

One of President Trumps key campaign promises was to clean up U.S cities. Deporting illegal aliens is key to making America safe again.

According to reports, the Trump administration is planning its biggest ever round up of illegal aliens. 

SF Chronicle reports:

U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities in which federal officers would look to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people while sending a message that immigration policy will be enforced in the sanctuary state, according to a source familiar with the operation.

Officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, declined to comment Tuesday on plans for the operation.

The campaign, centered in the Bay Area, could happen within weeks, and is expected to become the biggest enforcement action of its kind under President Trump, said the source, who requested anonymity because the plans have not been made public.

The news comes amid Homeland Security head Kirstjen Nielsen telling the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday that her Department is preparing to arrest leaders of sanctuary cities.

The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available, Nielsen revealed to Senate Judiciary Committee members.

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13:25

Chris Hedges and David North: Organizing Resistance To Internet Censorship Dandelion Salad

Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges WSWS on Jan 16, 2018 On January 16, 2018, the World Socialist Web Site will video livestream a discussion on Internet censorship, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and WSWS International Editorial Board Chairperson David North. WSWS reporter Andre Damon will moderate the discussion. The webinar will explore the political []

13:24

Journos Unable To Accept Results Of Trumps Physical Exam Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: White House doctor Ronny Jackson confirmed on Tuesday that President Trump is perfectly healthy, but reporters are accusing him of hiding something. Journalists have long questioned the presidents mental health and fitness for office, but Dr. Jackson debunked any notion that Trump is unhealthy and called his mental health excellent. However, reporters []

13:00

Kia Hamadanchy: "I Will Work To Put An End To A Foreign Policy Where War Is Always The First Resort" DownWithTyranny!

Kia with his old boss, Senator Sherrod Brown

Kia Hamadanchy is a friend of mine running for Congress in Orange County's 45th Congressional district. The incumbent is Trump rubber stamp Mimi Walters who lives on the ocean in Dana Rohrabacher's district. Although Obama lost the district in 2008 and 2012, Hillary beat Trump there, 49.8% to 44.4%. The PVI went from as forbidding R+7 to a much blue-friendlier R+3. The district stretches from the Anaheim Hills and Villa Park in the north, through Lemon Heights, Tustin and Irvine down to Laguna Woods, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and Coco De Caza. Kia was born and raised in Irvine, the district's biggest city. His parents came to Orange County from Iran. Kia, as his website delineates, became legal counsel for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee under the leadership of education and disability rights champion Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA). Kia worked to expose the exploitation of students by the for-profit college industry. After Senator Harkins retirement, Kia joined the staff of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), where he advocated for a higher minimum wage, equal pay for men and women, and other measures to reduce income inequality and ensure that every American is treated with the respect and dignity that he or she deserves.

Goal ThermometerIn 1969 and again in 1972, when I was still just a kid, traveling around the world in a VW van, I spent a great deal of time in Iran which I remember writing at the time was the most pro-American country I had ever visited-- more so that France, Germany or England! When Kia and I met last year for a meal, we talke...

12:59

Economists Agree: Trump, Not Obama, Gets Credit For Economy Weasel Zippers

Via The Hill: Who deserves credit for the booming economy? This is not a petty argument. How voters answer the question could well determine whether Democrats retake the House of Representatives come November. Trump and Obama (and their admirers) are slugging it out, both claiming that it is their policies that have led to the []

12:42

CNNs Don Lemon Loses It After MLKs Nephew Says Trump is a Genius (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

The fake news media and liberals have pivoted from Russia Russia Russia to racist racist racist since it was reported last Thursday President Trump referred to 3rd world countries as sh*tholes.

The president and others present in the meeting denied Trump used that language to describe African countries, but the media has been in a tailspin for almost a week now.

CNNs Don Lemon spoke with MLKs nephew, Isaac Newton Farris Jr. on Monday night and lost his mind because Farris refused to call President Trump racist.

The President I do not think is a racist, Farris began.

Farris went on to say perhaps Trumps sh*thole comment had to do with ignorance rather than racism.

Don Lemon became very flustered after Farris said he met with Trump and thinks hes a genius.

The two went in circles for several minutes. Don Lemon even produced a list of talking points trying to prove Trump is racist. The list includes Trump suggesting Obama may have not been born in the U.S. and Trumps claims that some illegal aliens from Mexico are rapists (a proven fact).

Don Lemon also suggests Trump is racist because he refers to Elizabeth Warren, a woman who lied about her Native American heritage as Pocahontas. So Elizabeth Warren is not the problem, Trump is. Got it.

Don Lemon also said (transcribed via Mediaite):

Just because the president is not aware of his racism doesnt make him not a racist. It makes him ignorant of the fact that he is racist. To be honest, it is tough to sit here and call President of the United States a liar. It is tough to sit here and call the President of the United States a racist, but you have to do that as a journalist. And guess what? You do it because you realize the person who is in that position has less respect for the office than you do, because if he respected the office and if he respected all of America and all of American people then he would listen to the majority of black people and brown people in this country who are trying to educate him and tell him he is exhibiting racist behavior. hes not listening. he keeps doubling down on it.

Don Lemon actually apologized to the snowflakes watching CNN for having Farris on his show and arguing with him. Unbelievable.

VIDEO via Mark Dice...

12:20

The Audacity Of Chelsea Mannings Senate Campaign Rankles Democrats Shadowproof

Chelsea Manning announced she will campaign for the Senate against Maryland Democratic Senator Ben Cardin in the upcoming primary. A segment of the Democratic establishment reacted feverishly.

The former rapid response director for Hillary Clintons presidential campaign, Zac Petkanas, declared, Chelsea Manning could have leaked the info anywhere. She went to an arm of Russian intelligence bent [on] supplanting liberal democracy worldwide with right-wing authoritarianism.

She and all unapologetic Russian assets (witting and unwitting) dont belong in the Senate, Petkanas added.

When confronted about the fact that no one was alleging WikiLeaks had any connection to Russia in 2010, when Manning released documents to the media organization, Petkanas replied, [First] public connection goes back to 2012 when Putin offered Assange a program on RT. Naive to think thats where it began.

Witting or not, Manning has had lots of time to reflect on using what turns out to be [a] Russian vehicle. Senators must be vocal champions for liberal democracy.

Petkanas is involved in leading the Democratic Partys war room against President Donald Trump. Last December, he was one of the more prominent Democrats to delusionally call former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein a Russian agent after she was asked to provide the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence documents for its inquiry into possible Russian interference in the 2016 election.

If Petkanas seems unhinged, it is because he is upset at the audacity of Manning to run against Cardin, a well-respected senator among the establishment.

The Associated Press reported, Political analysts say Mannings high profile will prevent two-term Sen. Ben Cardin from essentially ignoring his primary challenger in the heavily Democratic state.

As with Senator Bernie Sanders campaign against Clinton, Democrats do not like that Manning may force them to expend money and resources to defend the Senate seat from a left-leaning insurgent campaign.

Democrats are not comfortable engaging with what may make Mannings candidacy attractive to progressive voters so people like Petkanas resort to what any Democrat resorts to in order to marginalize voices on the left: tying them to Russia.

The fact that Manning is running for the Senate is enough to discourage Democrats from promoting a pernicious brand of identity politics that dominated the 2016 election.

Case in point: John Aravosis is a modestly influential gay writer with a sizable following who enjoys posing for pictures in Trump-Putin 2016 t-shirts. He rejects...

12:11

Cory Booker Seething With Anger As He Yells At DHS Chief Kirstjen Nielsen Weasel Zippers

Cory Booker: "We have a history that is beautiful and grand and also ugly. From this nation to others, we know what happens when people are bystanders and say nothing." (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/I43rklf1JB Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 16, 2018 If the roles were reversed and the Senator was a Republican and the member of []

11:58

The Bird-Catcher's Cup bensozia

A figure who may be Dionysus dances against a background of vines, along with birds, a grasshopper, and a snake. Ionian black-figure cup that goes by the name of the Coupe l'oiseleur (Birdcatchers Cup). Ca. 550 BCE. Now in the Louvre.

11:56

U.S. Intelligence Apparatus Fears Losing FISA-702 Surveillance Authority, DOJ Deputy Bruce Ohr Testimony Postponed The Last Refuge

Dear Mr. Nunes, we get it.. we really do get it. We understand why; but dont listen to those voices. Please stop underestimating the intellectual capacity of the average American to understand how the FISA-702 intelligence surveillance system was corrupted, Continue reading

11:55

Gregg Jarrett on Hillary and DNC: These People Need to Be Put Behind Bars (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Attorney Gregg Jarrett went on Lou Dobbs Tonight to discuss the latest developments in the Mueller witch hunt on Trump.

Crooked Cop Robert Mueller announced today that Steve Bannon was subpoenaed in the non-collusion Russian witch hunt.

Gregg Jarrett says Hillary Clinton and the DNC need to be prosecuted for paying off the Russians for the bogus report on Trump.

Gregg Jarrett: What you cant do is pay a foreign national or a foreign national cant contribute to a campaign. Here the DNC and Hillary Clinton paid money to two foreign nationals and thats a violation of the law. It is a crime. Its a felony and people have been prosecuted and put behind bars for it. These people need to be prosecuted for this.

Via Lou Dobbs:

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11:44

Rachel Maddow, The Root Pushed Crazy Conspiracy Theory That Doctor Hadnt Written Note Paling Trump In Excellent Health Weasel Zippers

Just going to take a wild guess that Dr. Jackson didn't actually write that note the White House put out. pic.twitter.com/yvZuv7tXrr Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) January 13, 2018 The Root even wrote a whole story speculating on the signature and saying this: Although the president reportedly spent more than three hours with a physician, the []

11:23

Acosta Refuses To Leave WH At End Of Press Briefing, Shouts At Trump About White People Weasel Zippers

Trump shuts him down. Via Daily Caller: Donald Trump opened himself to the White House press corps for the first time after Democratic lawmakers leaked his controversial s***hole comments to the media last week, and delivered yet another exchange with reporters in the process. Trump held a brief avail with the press in the Oval []

11:05

Hackers Take Over Eric Bolling & Greta Van Susterens Twitter Accounts, Send Private Messages To POTUS Trump (SCREENSHOTS) The Gateway Pundit

Hackers sympathetic to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoan appear to have taken over the Twitter accounts of former Fox News hosts Eric Bolling and Greta Van Susteren Tuesday.

The hackers taunted Bolling and Van Susteren, tweeting from both accounts, We got your DM correspondence! We will show you the power of the Turk!

It appears that pro Turkish President hackers have taken over Greta Van Susterens Twitter account, tweeted reporter Yashar Ali.

https://twitter.com/yashar/status/953405798918520834

Looks like theyve hacked into Eric Bollings Twitter account as well, Ali added.

Asked why Twitters verification badges disappeared from their profiles, Ali replied, Because the actual usernames were changed.

https://twitter.com/yashar/status/953407975116460033

The hackers sent DMs to President Trump from Van Susterens account.

President Trump was sent a video from 2014 of supporters serenading Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoan.

Developing

The post...

10:44

Doctor Answers Questions For Hour On Trumps Health: Very Sharp, Did Very Well On Cognitive Assessment Weasel Zippers

There goes that narrative. Via Daily Caller: The Physician to the President Navy Rear Adm. Ronnie Jackson said during Tuesdays White House press briefing that President Donald Trump requested, then aced, a cognitive ability exam. Reporters have suggested for months that Trump is mentally unstable, and NBCs Hallie Jackson was quick to ask about the []

10:44

Government Report: 73% of All Terrorism Related Offenders Over Last 15 Years were Foreign Born The Gateway Pundit

Donald Trump told US Border Patrol Radio that refugees to the United States will launch attacks in the US.
trump border patrol

Trump was right.

A new report by the Department of Homeland Security found that 73% of terrorism related offenses in the last 15 years were by foreign born residents.

CBS News reported:

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies Tuesday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a new DHS study, which found U.S. federal courts convicted at least 549 people with international terrorism-related charges between Sept. 11, 2001 and Dec. 31, 2016. Seventy-three percent of them were foreign-born, and 148 of those convicted had become naturalized U.S. citizens.

In an interview with CBS This Morning co-host John Dickerson, Nielsen said the country needs to continue to enhance our screening and vetting, but also continually vet some legal residents.

John Dickerson: Secretary Nielsen, you have a new report that has been created by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice. What does the report say?

Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: Well, Ill just start by telling you its very concerning. I think what it underlines is that we need to be very clear whos coming into our country, make sure theyre not a terrorist. The...

10:39

I Think Theres Going To Be A Lot More: Maxine Waters Claims MORE Democrats To Skip Trump SOTU Address (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Joining MSNBCs Joy Reid Tuesday, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) says she believes more Democrats will skip President Trumps State of the Union address on January 30th. 

Asked if she is surprised that just her and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) are boycotting the State of the Union address, Waters replied:

Well, you know, I think the story has not been written yet about the attendance at the, uh, the State of the Union that hes going to do. I think theres going to be a lot more. I think John Lewis and I have had the opportunity to be on television and to answer this question. But, I expect there is going to be a lot more when that day comes.

When asked this week why she will not be attending the address, Waters replied, Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar? Someone who lies in the face of facts, someone who can change their tune day in and day out. What does he have to say that I would be interested in? I dont appreciate him and I wouldnt waste my time sitting in that house listening to what he has to say. He does not deserve my attention.

To date, Democrat lawyers skipping the address are Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, Rep. Maxine Waters of California, Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida, Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon and Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, reports Axios.

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10:17

DHS Planning On Arresting Leaders Of Sanctuary Cities Weasel Zippers

Go! Let the games begin! Via Washington Times: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts. The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available, Ms. Nielsen told []

10:12

President Trump Delivers Remarks During Women In America Meeting The Last Refuge

Earlier today President Trump participated in a White House focus meeting surrounding Women In America:

09:48

The System is Actively Working To Defend Itself The Last Refuge

People often attempt to describe the larger umbrella of control with terms like Deep State, the Administrative State, the Establishment, the industrial media, and other descriptive word assemblies.  The inherent goal is trying to describe various alignments and connections of Continue reading

09:48

DC Doesn't Like Going After GOP Leaders-- But Who Cares What They Like. Lisa Brown Is Taking On Cathy McMorris Rodgers DownWithTyranny!




It's ironic that notorious Republican closet case and child molester Mark Foley of Florida helped destroy the GOP House majority in 2006, considering that that majority was built with a lie about another Foley, Democratic Speaker Tom Foley. That Foley was a decent, if conventional, politician from Spokane, Washington. In 1964 Foley had defeated Republican Congressman Walt Horan and ably represented eastern Washington in Congress for 30 years, working his way up the ladder to become Democratic Whip in 1981, Majority Leader in 1987 and then House Speaker in 1989. He was defeated in 1994 by some minor and inconsequential character primarily because Newt Gingrich started a baseless whispering campaign that Foley was a closeted gay person, at the very time that Florida Republicans were warning Gingrich that a new GOP candidate for Congress, Mark Foley, actually was a closeted gay person. Gingrich thought it would be fun to "mix up" the two Foleys. Mark, the child molester, won the same day that Tom Foley became the first sitting Speaker of the House to lose his bid for re-election since Galusha Grow (R-PA) in 1862.

Tom Foley's district, WA-05, includes 10 counties, although almost all the votes come out of Spokane County, Stevens and Walla Walla counties being the second and third biggest. WA-05 includes the state's entire border with Idaho. McCain and Romney both beat Obama there, McCain with 51% and Romney with 54%. In 2016 Trump beat Hillary 52.2% to 39.1%, dragging the PVI down into redder territory, from R+7 to R+8. Hillary's status quo, establishment message couldn't have been worse for the district and in the Washington state caucuses, WA-05 went very strongly for Bernie. Bernie took Spokane County 78.1-21.7%. Stevens County was even better for Bernie where he beat Hillary 80.8% to 18.4% and in Walla Walla County, Bernie won 70.8-29.2%. It tells you a little something about the change that Democrats in eastern Washington are looking for.

This cycle many Democrats are also looking for revenge for what Gingrich and the GOP did to Tom Foley-- and the obvious target is Speaker Paul Ryan, who Democrats hope to see defeated by union iron worker Randy "Iron Stache" Bryce in Wisconsin. However, icing on that cake would be ...

09:45

Jeb Bush Backs Potential Senate Bid From Mitt Romney Weasel Zippers

Please clap. Via Washington Examiner: Former Florida governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush endorsed a Senate run by Mitt Romney on Monday. Mitt would make a phenomenal addition to the U.S. Senate. I hope he runs, Bush tweeted, sharing a tweet from Romney. In his own tweet, Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, denounced []

09:42

SARA CARTER: Fusion GPS *Still* Taking Money From Secret Donors For Trump-Russia Witch Hunt The Gateway Pundit

Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the discredited Steele dossier, is still investigating alleged ties between President Trump and Russia, reports Fox News contributor Sara A. Carter. 

Sara Carter reports:

Whats not known is who is paying for the continuing research? Fusion GPS officials could not be reached immediately for comment. []

Rep. Ron DeSantis, a Florida Republican and Chairman of the National Security Subcommittee, sent a letter last week to House Speaker Paul Ryan, asking him to direct Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes , R-CA to declassify documents given to the committee related to the dossier. []

DeSantis told this reporter that releasing the information on the dossier and the classified FISA applications is the first step in getting the truth to the public.

Congress needs to determine the role played by Fusion GPS in the Russia matter and that includes any current Fusion activity, said DeSantis.

Congressional investigators probing the origins of the Steele dossier have set their sights on a brand new target The Obama State Department.

Were Obama State Department officials responsible for spreading discredited tidbits compiled in the dossier through the media? Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes may soon find out.
Byron York of the Washington Examiner reports the Obama State Department is now being probed as to whether or not they had a hand in the dossier. York notes Steele was viewed inside the Obama State Department as a valuable source for intelligence on all things Russia. Obama State officials made a habit of disseminating reports the former British spy authored for private clients around the Department.

Last week, Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpsons explosive testimony was...

09:30

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency put its password on a Post-It sticky Fellowship of the Minds

On Saturday morning, January 13, residents of blue-state Hawaii (66.22% voted for Hillary in the 2016 presidential election) went into a panic when one very incompetent and unnamed employee at Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (EMA), as described by Hawaii Gov. Continue reading

09:29

BREAKING: Former CIA Officer Arrested For Retaining Classified Information The Gateway Pundit

A former CIA officer was arrested Monday night at JFK International Airport in New York on charges of unlawful retention of national defense information, the Justice Department announced.

The DOJ announced:

ALEXANDRIA, Va. A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer was arrested last night on charges of unlawful retention of national defense information.

Jerry Chun Shing Lee, aka Zhen Cheng Li, 53, was arrested after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York. Lee, who is a naturalized United States citizen, currently resides in Hong Kong, China. According to court documents, Lee began working for the CIA as a case officer in 1994, maintained a Top Secret clearance, and signed numerous non-disclosure agreements during his tenure at CIA.

According to court documents, in August 2012, Lee and his family left Hong Kong to return to the United States to live in northern Virginia. While traveling back to the United States, Lee and his family had hotel stays in Hawaii and Virginia. During each of the hotel stays, FBI agents conducted court-authorized searches of Lees room and luggage, and found that Lee was in unauthorized possession of materials relating to the national defense. Specifically, agents found two small books containing handwritten notes that contained classified information, including but not limited to, true names and phone numbers of assets and covert CIA employees, operational notes from asset meetings, operational meeting locations and locations of covert facilities.

Lee made his initial appearance this afternoon in the Eastern District of New York. He is charged with unlawful retention of national defense information and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, if convicted. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Dana J. Boente, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Andrew W. Vale, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBIs Washingto...

09:19

DNC Chief: Trump Shithole Comment The Definition Of Racism Weasel Zippers

Yeah, no. Tuesday on Politicos Off Message podcast, referring to President Donald Trumps alleged shithole comments, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez said Trump was the antithesis of moral leadership. Perez said, On a basic level, this president is the antithesis of Martin Luther King. And more than that, Dr. King once said, To ignore []

09:10

White House Press Reporter Slurs Her Words as She Asks About POTUS Trump Slurring His Words in Recent Speech (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit


Dr. Ronny Jackson conducted a physical exam on the President and declared Trump to have excellent cognitive health and attributed it to incredible genes its just the way God made him.

Liberals and White House press reporters came unhinged.

Bloomberg reporter Shannon Pettypiece slurred her words as she asked Dr. Ronny Jackson about President Trump slurring his words in a recent speech.

Pettypiece slurred her words as she asked about Trumps health.

Pettypiece asked, There was an incident recently where the president appeared to slur his words while giving an addressdid you look into what the cause of that might have been at all?

Dr. Ronny Jackson said nothing was wrong with President Trump; he just needed a drink of water.

The liberals are upset about Trumps good health or they simply dont believe the doctor who conducted the report. These same reporters lashed out at conservative news sites such at The Gateway Pundit for reporting on Hillarys obvious ill health during the 2016 presidential election.

Sure, president Trump could lose a few pounds, but he is a vibrant and energetic 71-year-old man.

If Trump were fainting, having coughing fits and seizures on camera like Hillary Clinton routinely does, the liberals and media would be reporting on the story around the clock.

Video via The Daily Caller:

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08:57

WOW! AP Reporter Asks Trump Doctor Do You Have a Life Expectancy Based On Your Results? The Gateway Pundit

Presidential Doctor Ronny Jackson took questions from the White House press corps after detailing President Trumps excellent health.

AP reporter Jill Colvin bizarrely asked Dr. Jackson Do you have a life expectancy based on your results? 

Jackson shook his head no, as the question on Trumps life expectancy was asked.

https://twitter.com/michaelbeatty3/status/953374427265228800

As The Gateway Pundits Cristina Laila reported, Dr. Ronny Jackson conducted a physical exam on the President and declared Trump to have excellent cognitive health and attributed it to incredible genes its just the way God made him.

Axios reported:

  • Trump is 63 and weighs 239 pounds. Jackson said. He added that he discussed a diet plan with the president that would include a smaller amount of carbohydrates and fats. A reasonable goal is for Trump to lose 1015 pounds in the next year, he said. The president has acknowledged that hed be healthier if he lost a few pounds.
  • The presidents blood pressure is 122/74, a normal level, and he has a resting heart rate of 68 beats per minute, Jackson said.
  • Trumps medications: Crestor, Aspirin, Propecia to prevent male pattern hair loss, a multivitamin.
  • His cardiac health is excellent That...

08:50

Tech Giants Take Out Another Prominent Conservative Site=> Right Wing News to Shut Down The Gateway Pundit

While the American public slept Tech giants just took down another prominent conservative website.

When I first heard of web blogs back in 2004 Right Wing News was the first conservative website I went to. I found Right Wing News after a quick Google search. I have known John Hawkins from Right Wing News for several years and consider him a friend.

Right Wing News grew to an enormous website in the past few years thanks its popularity on Facebook. In July of 2015, in just a week, the Right Wing News Facebook page reached 133 million people. Because conservatives were sharing content they were interested in, Right Wing News (with 3.6 million Facebook likes ) was driving the same amount of web traffic as some of the biggest newspapers in America.

But since the 2016 election Facebook, Twitter and Google began targeting conservative websites.

John Hawkins announced he was shutting down Right Wing News last week.

Here is his story from Townhall:

Today, as you read this, my website Right Wing News is shutting down operations. It has been around since 2001, but became massive a few years ago because of Facebook.

Remember the mainstream media liberals going out of their minds because the Russians reached almost 150 million people with their $100,000 Facebook ad buy? In July of 2015, in just a week, the Right Wing News Facebook page reached 133 million people. Because conservatives were sharing content they were interested in, little ol Right Wing News (well, I guess nearly 3.6 million Facebook likes isnt so little) was driving the same amount of web traffic as some of the biggest newspapers in America. Barack Obamas Facebook page was 36 times bigger than our page; yet we had 7 times as many people talking about our content.

Ironically, thats a big part of what killed the website.

You see, what Facebook giveth, Facebook can take away. So, why would Facebook want to kill extremely successful Facebook pages that its users enjoyed?

One of the reasons goes back to something I told multiple reporters during the 2016 election. I believe that all of the thriving right wing Facebook pages activated large numbers of what I like to think of as instinctive conservatives. You know, the so...

08:45

Salena Zito: Red-State Democrats Posture For New York And California Donors Instead Of Working For Voters Weasel Zippers

Party over country. Via Washington Examiner: Months from now, as the pressures of midterm elections bear down on a handful of Democratic incumbent U.S. senators in states President Trump won in 2016, pundits may start to recall a meeting held at the White House on a cold January afternoon and wonder if they had missed []

08:42

Trump Administration Skews Terror Data to Justify Anti-Muslim Travel Ban The Intercept

A new report from the departments of Justice and Homeland Security found that three of every four defendants convicted of international terrorism charges from September 11, 2001 to December 31, 2016 were born outside the United States. President Donald Trump mandated the creation of the report as part of the same executive order that instituted the second iteration of the so-called Muslim ban.

The data in the report, released today, would appear to support Trumps policies of limiting immigration from Muslim-majority nations out of national security concerns. However, the report appears to rely on a dataset that has been carefully selected to support the Trump administrations anti-Muslim policies.

This report reveals an indisputable sobering reality our immigration system has undermined our national security and public safety, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement announcing the reports release. And the information in this report is only the tip of the iceberg: We currently have terrorism-related investigations against thousands of people in the United States, including hundreds of people who came here as refugees.

The report found that of 549 defendants prosecuted for international terrorism from September 11, 2001, to December 31, 2016, 402 were born outside the United States suggesting the threat of international terrorism is disproportionately greater among those born outside the country. The report said the 549 defendants come from a list maintained by DOJs National Security Division.

But theres a curious problem with the number of defendants 549 on whom the reports conclusions are based.

The DOJ list that is referenced in the new report is well-known among national security journalists and researchers because it has been released periodically over the years. In March 2010, then-Attorney General Eric Holder presented it to Congress as part of testimony. The list then included 403 defendants. A second version, updated through December 31, 2014, had 580 defendants. A third list ending in 2015 included 627 international terrorism defendants.

Yet somehow a list of defendants ending December 31, 2016, cited in this new report, has just 549 defendants. The report does not provide the raw data or any further description of the data used; it does not explain how a list that contained 627 names in 2015 and 580 names in 2014 now includes far fewer, 549. Devin OMalley, a Justice Department spokesperson assigned to answer questions about the report, declined to...

08:36

Liberals, White House Press Reporters Go Ballistic After Doc Says Trump Has Incredibly Good Genes; Excellent Cognitive Health The Gateway Pundit

The Presidents overall health is excellent.

Dr. Ronny Jackson conducted a physical exam on the President and declared Trump to have excellent cognitive health and attributed it to incredible genes its just the way God made him.

Axios reported:

  • Trump is 63 and weighs 239 pounds. Jackson said. He added that he discussed a diet plan with the president that would include a smaller amount of carbohydrates and fats. A reasonable goal is for Trump to lose 1015 pounds in the next year, he said. The president has acknowledged that hed be healthier if he lost a few pounds.
  • The presidents blood pressure is 122/74, a normal level, and he has a resting heart rate of 68 beats per minute, Jackson said.
  • Trumps medications: Crestor, Aspirin, Propecia to prevent male pattern hair loss, a multivitamin.
  • His cardiac health is excellent Thats not me speaking. Thats objective data.
  • How is Trump healthy despite his diet and lack of exercise? He has incredibly good genes. Its just the way God made him.

Liberals went ballistic.

A friendly reminder, these are the same liberals who attacked The Gateway Pundit and other conservative news outlets for reporting on Hillary Clintons obvious ill health during the 2016 presidential election.

Dr. Ronny Jackson gives the rundown on President Trumps health. VIDEO via Axios:

(Note: President Trump has no past or present history of using alcohol or tobacco)

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08:22

Op Ed: Political Division Is A Hysterical Charade Maintained By Corporate Press Disobedient Media

The carnival of media hysteria which portrays Trump as a figurehead to be despised, while sanctifying the policies of the Clintons and Obamas and even the Bushes of the world who are of the same ilk. The problem is not even that the media excuses the bad policy of corrupt statesmen: it is that the media charade pretends to be emotionally invested in one figure against the other in order to maintain the status quo.

07:56

REPORT: DNC Disarray Continues As Chair Tom Perez, Deputy Chair Keith Ellison Battle It Out In Explosive Fights The Gateway Pundit

Despite the Democratic National Committees best efforts, the Party apparatchik is still having trouble defining what it stands for in the Trump era. According to reports, DNC head Tom Perez and Deputy Chair Keith Ellison are deeply at odds, as Clinton and Sanders factions continue to pull the party in opposite directions.

Washington Free Beacon reports:

The DNC is plagued with in-fighting between the lingering pro-Hillary Clinton and pro-Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) factions left over from the 2016 presidential campaign, Politico reported Tuesday. One of the sticking points is Sanders ongoing refusal to hand over his sizable voter data from the primaries.

Neither side is satisfied, and words like crazy, still doesnt get it, and, in one case, Judas are tossed around to describe people in the opposite camp, Politico reported.

The tension has boiled over to even the highest levels of the party, between Clinton ally Perez and Sanders ally Ellison.

The relationship between Perez and [Ellison], the former rival whom Perez named deputy chair in an attempt to ease tribal infighting, remains chilly, with periodic explosive fights over party strategy and appointments, Politico noted.

Signs that the DNC was having troubling uniting were visible early into Perezs tenure as Party boss.

Last year, the Republican Party released a video mocking the DNCs Unity Tour.

As The Gateway Pundits Cristina Laila reported last February, the Democratic National Committee Chair race came down to two front runners, Tom Perez and Keith Ellison. Demo...

07:48

The End Of The Road For Capitalism Or For Us All? by William Bowles Dandelion Salad

by William Bowles Writer, Dandelion Salad Investigating Imperialism London, England January 16, 2018 we have the certainty that matter remains eternally the same in all its transformations, that none of its attributes can ever be lost, and therefore, also, that with the same iron necessity that it will exterminate on the earth its highest creation, []

07:48

Its Come To This: Defeated ISIS Declares Photoshop Jihad Against West Weasel Zippers

Fake jihad? Via The Sun: ONCE upon a time ISIS propaganda unit was a slick operation, pumping out professionally produced snuff videos to scare the world or recruit psychos to their ranks. But now the terrorists are currently in the middle of a media crisis after losing their main media in the centre in []

07:16

Democrats Kill Off Trump Super-Rally: Announce NO BUDGET DEAL Without DACA Amnesty Market Plunges 200 Points! The Gateway Pundit

The Dow Jones broke 25,000 for the first time on January 4, 2018.
Its been only seven days and the Dow Jones just broke 26,000 on Tuesday!

But all of that changed today at 2:00 PM.

Democrat Whip Steny Hoyer announced they would be no budget deal this week without DREAMER Amnesty.
Hoyer tweeted this out around 2 PM.

This immediately caused the Dow to slide.

The stock market lost all of its record gains thanks to the Democrat Party.

They want to give DACA amnesty and if they dont get their way they will shut down the government!

And the corrupt media will carry their water on this atrocity too just like all the others.

Via FOX Business Network:

The post Democrats Kill Off Trump Super-Rally: Announce NO BUDGET DEAL Without DACA Amnesty Market Plunges 200 Points! appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

07:03

Sarah Sanders White House Press Briefing 3:30pm EST Livestream The Last Refuge

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders conducts the press briefing for Tuesday January 16th. Anticipated start time 3:30pm EST UPDATE: Video Added WH Livestream Link RSBN Livestream Link GST Livestream Link ( <-active )

06:51

REPORT: Homeland Security Is Preparing To ARREST Leaders of Sanctuary Cities The Gateway Pundit

One of President Trumps key campaign promises was to clean up the streets of America.

Deporting illegal aliens is key to making America safe again. The Trump administration wants to go a step further. According to Stephen Dinan of the Washington Times, Homeland Security head Kirstjen Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday that her Department is preparing to arrest leaders of sanctuary cities. 

Washington Times reports:

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.

The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available, Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Her confirmation came after Californias new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.

This isnt the first time calls for arresting leaders of sanctuary cities have been made.

CBS News reports:

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson told the House Subcommittee on Illegal Immigration that sanctuary cities have become magnets for illegal aliens, some of which have violent criminal records.

If these sanctuary cities are going to harbor and conceal criminal illegal aliens from ICE, which is in direct violation of Title 8 of the U.S. Code, federal arrest warrants should be issued for their elected officials, Hodgson said. Our citizens would be safer if we never stopped enforcing immigration law and if we never formed or turned a blind eye toward sanctuary cities.

The move follows the Justice Department issuing a final warning, to various sanctuary cities around the country. Cook County, Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, N...

06:40

TRUMP IS TOO ARROGANT AND DELUSIONAL TO SKIP THE 2020 ELECTION No More Mister Nice Blog

According to Politico's Annie Karni, people around President Trump believe he won't be impeached, but think he might not run again in 2020:

There is no environment in which a Republican thinks Trump is going to be impeached, explained [a] top Republican strategist. But theres a high degree of speculation that he doesnt run he doesnt appear to be having fun, hes old and angry. If hes able to create his own fiction for why hes leaving, why would he do this twice?
Anyone who believes he'll bail is missing the obvious: Trump is obsessed with reelection. The fan worship during the 2016 campaign was an addictive drug for him, so much so that he's now trying to run a four-year reelection campaign. As Karni notes, he's already thinking about potential opponents:
Handicapping potential 2020 challengers however premature the exercise is has become a favorite pastime for the competitive president, who still regularly rehashes his shock win in the 2016 race.

Hes always asking people, Who do you think is going to run against me? said the Republican who heard the presidents assessment in December.
Being elected president was much more fun for him than being president is. Of course he wants to run again. Beating the odds in 2016 was so much fun, such a satisfying rebuke to his haters, that he'll absolutely want a second opportunity. I think he'd be delighted if he didn't have to wait three more years.

(It's true that by 2020 he might be suffering physical or mental impairments so severe he can't cover them up, or his legal troubles might be so great he'll want to bow out in order to minimize them. And while it's unlikely that there'll be 67 votes for a conviction in a Senate impeachment trial even after the upcoming midterms, Democrats could stage a 2018 blowout that will inspire Republicans to put a great deal of distance between themselves and Trump. But it's more likely that any impeachment or 25th Amendment move would fall short because of GOP loyalty to Trump.)

When it comes to 2020, the Trumpers are delusional:
One former White House official outlined a theory of the case that has gained some traction: Trumps policies will continue to be popular all the way through his reelection campaign, but his approval rating will never crack 45 percent....
The tax cut is unpopular. Ending DACA is unpopular. Blowing up Obamacare is unpopular. In what world will "Trumps policies ... continue to be popular all the way through his reelection campaign"? Obviously, only in the epistemically closed world of Trump rallies and the right-wing media.

The Trumpers see very few candidates who can beat Trump -- not Sanders (too old), not Warren (too lefty), not Gillibrand (no "mainstream appeal"). They worry a...

06:35

DNC Vice Chair Keith Ellison Admits Dems Have A Litmus Test On Illegal Immigration Weasel Zippers

Warns fellow Dems if they dont support a clean DREAM Act they are gonna have some problems.

06:30

Stunningly Rude and Disrespectful Conduct by CNNs Jim Acosta The Last Refuge

CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta has a history of rude journalistic behavior and disrespect that has never before been allowed in the White House. Today during an oval office meeting between President Trump and President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Continue reading

06:30

Jim Carrey & Jamie Lee Curtis blame Pres. Trump for Hawaiis missile false alarm Fellowship of the Minds

Last Saturday morning, January 13, residents of Hawaii went into a panic when one very incompetent and unnamed employee at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency pressed the wrong button on his computer, sending a this is not a drill emergency Continue reading

06:24

Breaking Report: Trump Admin to Appeal DACA Decision Direct to Supreme Court The Gateway Pundit

Fox News is reporting that the Justice Department is planning to appeal directly to the Supreme Court to overrule a San Francisco federal judges ruling voiding President Trumps order ending the Obama administrations controversial DACA program for certain illegal aliens brought to the U.S. as children.

Foxs Jake Gibson broke the news via Twitter, *BREAKING* Department of Justice Officials tell Fox News the Trump Administration will appeal the DACA decision by a San Francisco federal court officials say they actually plan to try to skip over the Ninth Circuit and seek review directly before the Supreme Court. #FoxNews

An article by law professor Josh Blackman blistering the ruling being appealed which also provides background on the case was published by the National Review last week.

The Supreme Court has reversed this judges DACA decisions before, and it will do so again.

On January 20, 2017, the executive power peacefully transitioned from President Obama to President Trump. At least one judge in San Francisco didnt get the memo. Yesterday, Judge William Alsup ordered the Trump administration to keep its predecessors Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in place. This remarkable 49-page order has all the aesthetics of a judicial decision but is, at heart, an amateur act of punditry. Judge Alsup paints the picture of a divided White House, wherein the Chief Executive publicly favors the very program [his Administration] has ended. Citing a presidential tweet, the court suggests that DACAs recision was contrived to give the administration a bargaining chip to demand funding for a border wall in exchange for reviving DACA.

These talking points could have been plagiarized from the MSNBC chyron. Such rhetoric in a judicial decision would have been unthinkable barely a year ago. But now it passes for the new normal. Once again, the judiciary has attempted to shackle President Trump from making his own judgments about how to exercise his own power. The Supreme Court has reversed Judge Alsups outlan...

06:12

Long Island Gets A New Candidate Today-- And Blue America Endorses DuWayne Gregory DownWithTyranny!


A couple of weeks ago DuWayne Gregory was elected to his fifth term as the Suffolk County Legislatures presiding officer. I met DuWayne a few years ago when he helped me conduct a forum for political science and economics majors at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. This morning he announced that he is running for New York's second congressional district, a seat that's been held by Republican Peter King since 1992. Although Obama won the Long Island district both times he ran (51-48% against McCain and 52-47% against Romney), Suffolk County was Trump territory in 2016. Hillary lost the county to Trump 328,403 (52.5%) to 276,953 (44.3%) and lost NY-02-- which includes part of Nassau County as well-- by slightly worse margins-- 53.0% to 43.9%. The district's voters wanted change and Hillary was seen as the candidate of the establishment and the status quo. Although DuWayne did better than other candidates had against King, he was swimming against the tide in 2016.

This year he feels he's swimming with the tide and probably along with a strong anti-Trump/anti-GOP wave. The district starts at Lake Ronkonkoma, Islandia, Bohemia, Bayport and Sayville in the east and heads west through Islip, Bay Shore, Babylon and Lindenhurst to Amityville, Massapequa and Seaford. This cycle many in the district-- as well as those of us at Blue America who had gotten to know DuWayne over the last couple of years-- were eager to see him in a rematch with King, especially in the kind of political environment of GOP overreach that Trump and Paul Ryan have created. Their tax bill, for example. is absolutely devastating for working families on Long Island. And the voters there know it, despite Trumps' gaslighting and Ryan's bogus claims. Peter King was given a "pass" to vote NO, but all that did was highlight his ineffectiveness as a representative for the district.


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06:10

Egypt: ISIS Militants Murder Christian Man Over Cross Tattoo, Vow To Kill More Copts Weasel Zippers

More interfaith outreach from the Religion of Peace Via World Monitor: Militants belonging to the State of Sinai group in Egypt have promised to kill more Copts after murdering a 27-year-old Coptic man because of the tattoo of a cross on his wrist. Bassem Herz Attalhah, also known as Haythem Shehata, was on his way []

06:09

Open Thread 2018-03 Moon of Alabama

The post I worked on today is unsatisfying. I'll leave you with your own news & views ...

05:49

UNHINGED=> Dem Cory Booker Glares Crazily, Smashes Fists As He SCREAMS At FEMALE DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), no doubt gearing up to run for president in 2020, became unhinged during  Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsens testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday.

Booker glared crazily at Nielsen as he smashed his fists in protest of President Trumps alleged S***hole, comments made during a meeting with Democrats on DACA. 

Daily Caller published a partial transcript of Bookers tirade:

I hurt, Booker cried. When Dick Durbin called me I had tears of rage when I heard about this experience in this meeting.

For you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss some of the questions of my colleagues saying, Ive already answered that line of questions when tens of millions of Americans are hurting right now because of what theyre worried about right now in the White House thats unacceptable to me, Booker yelled at Nielsen.

Booker claimed that he receives enough death threats and sees enough people plotting that Trumps comments cause him to become enraged.

Your silence and your amnesia is complicity, he concluded.

As The Gateway Pundits Jim Hoft reported, President Trump reportedly suggested to lawmakers that Haiti and several Central American and African nations may be sh*tholes. The President and many others who were present deny POTUS Trump used that language.

The first reports of the comment were reportedly by liberal Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), who has a history of lying about private meetings.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who was also at the Thursday meeting in the White House, told reporters on Sunday that...

05:45

Many Workers Have Already Benefited From Trumps Tax Bill Weasel Zippers

Blue States looking for loopholes for the rich. Via Washington Times: One premise of modern-day progressives, is that taxes dont have much influence on how much and when people invest, how much they work and save, or where they live. Just Google Taxes dont matter and you will find scores of academic studies and news []

05:44

POTUS Trump Tells CNNs Jim Acosta to get Out of the Oval Office After His Latest Outburst (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

CNNs Jim Acosta, who is known for his unruly behavior and juvenile outbursts towards President Trump and others, threw a tantrum Tuesday claiming White House aides shouted in his face to drown out his questions.

President Trump then pointed at Jim Acosta and said out.

Poor Jimmy!

President Trump met with Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan in the Oval Office Tuesday. The President decided to stop taking further questions from the press and Jim Acosta lost his mind.

Jim Acosta tweeted, As I attempted to ask questions in Roosevelt Room of Trump, WH press aides shouted in my face to drown out my questions. I have never encountered that before.

President Trump ordered Acosta out after his outburst.

VIDEO:

Acosta continued to whine, What occurred reminded me of something I would see in a different country. Certainly not at the WH. Certainly not in the U.S.

When I tried to follow up on this in the Oval Office, Trump told me to get out. We then went to the Roosevelt Room where WH aides obstructed us from asking questions.

05:40

Black Agenda Radio for Week of January 15, 2018 Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio for Week of January 15, 2018

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Black Agenda Radio for Week of January 15, 2018

MLK vs. Black Misleadership Class

Reigniting Dr. Martin Luther Kings movement against the triple evils of racism, militarism and materialism requires a very tough ideological struggle against the neoliberal elite, including those in the Black misleadership class and the intelligensia, said Philadlephia-based scholar and activist Dr. Anthony Monteiro. Monteiro is part of a yearlong, citywide project to promote the life and work of W.E.B. Dubois.

Peace Requires Social Transformation

The peace movement must recognize that war is an instrument of class rule, and that we have to overthrow this enemy and build and new society, on a new basis, said Ajamu Baraka, one of the keynote speakers at a national conference of the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases, in Baltimore. Baraka, the 2016 Green Paty vice presidential candidate, is lead organizer of the Black Alliance for Peace.

Mumia: 36 Years Behind Bars

The nations best known political prisoner is locked in a complex legal battle that might overturn his 1982 conviction in the death of a Philadelphia cop. The trial of Mumia Abu Jamal was marked by perjured testimony, false ballistics, false confessions and a judge that said he would help prosecutors fry the nigger, said Gwen Debrow, of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home.

Blacks Mark New Orleans 300th Birthday

Dr. Clyde Robertson will oversee three days of events marking three centuries of Black experience in New Orleans, beginning January 18. Robertson is director of African and African American Studies a...

05:30

Four demorats plan to boycott Presidents Trump SOTU address Fellowship of the Minds

Fine by me! From Fox News: Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson added her name to a growing list of Democratic lawmakers who say they are fed up with President Trump and will boycott his State of the Union address at the Continue reading

05:20

LeBron James Uses MLK Day To Attack Trump: He Has Given Negative Racism The Opportunity To Be Outspoken Weasel Zippers

Wait, what exactly is negative racism? INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) On a day for reflecting on race in America, LeBron James considered Martin Luther King Jr.s ultimate sacrifice. A life given for love. He had a vision and he took a bullet for all of us, James said. As he and the Cavaliers prepared Monday []

05:13

In Witch Hunt First, Robert Mueller Subpoenas Steve Bannon To Testify Before a Grand Jury The Gateway Pundit

In a first, for Robert Muellers investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the special counsel has subpoenaed Steve Bannon to testify before a grand jury.

New York Times reports:

Stephen K. Bannon, President Trumps former chief strategist, was subpoenaed last week by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into possible links between Mr. Trumps associates and Russia, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

The move marked the first time Mr. Mueller is known to have used a grand jury subpoena to seek information from a member of Mr. Trumps inner circle. []

The subpoena could be a negotiating tactic. Mr. Mueller is likely to allow Mr. Bannon to forgo the grand jury appearance if he agrees to instead be questioned by investigators in the less formal setting of the special counsels offices about ties between Mr. Trumps associates and Russia and about the presidents conduct in office, according to the person, who would not be named discussing the case.

According to the New York Times, Mueller zeroing in on Bannon demonstrates the former Chief White House Strategist is not the main focus of the Russia probe.

On Tuesday, Bannon testified before the House Intelligence Committee investigating alleged Trump-Russia collusion.

Steve Bannon recently stepped down from his post as the executive...

04:59

Georgetown Adviser Resigns After Wishing Conservative Woman Experiences Sex Abuse Weasel Zippers

Tolerant left strikes again. Via Fox News: A Georgetown University adviser came under fire after telling a conservative female commentator he hoped she would have her own #metoo moment, wishing she would experience sexual harassment or assault. Jeffrey Bernstein, who was a Master of Foreign Service advisory board member at Georgetown, resigned from his post []

04:53

Armed Antifa PROFESSOR Admits to Chasing Charlottesville Driver With Rifle BEFORE DEADLY CRASH! The Gateway Pundit

Dwayne Dixon, a University of North Carolina anthropology professor and leader of the armed Antifa group Redneck Revolt, has admitted to chasing James Alex Fields Jr. with a rifle just before he drove into a group of protesters killing Heather Heyer.

Dwayne Dixon via ABC News

This new revelation adds some insight into what was happening in the moments leading up to the fatal incident.

In a Facebook post by Dixon on January 7, obtained by the Gateway Pundit, he wrote:

I take perverse pleasure in having carried this Spikes lower in the defense of Justice Park on August 12th. I used this rifle to chase off James Fields from our block of 4th St before he attacked the marchers to the south. Spikes needs a good lesson in ethics and antifascism.

The post included a photo of the 45-year-old holding a rifle.

Dixons Facebook page now appears to have now been scrubbed or set to private.

The Spikes Dixon was referring to appears to be Spikes Tactical, who had upset militant leftists earlier in the day with a Facebook ad that read not today Antifa.

Following a day of violence over a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville on August 12, dubbed Unite the Right, Fields,...

04:50

Puerto Rico Utility Workers Charge That Federal Government Is Hoarding Reconstruction Supplies The Intercept

An exterior shot of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer-controlled warehouse in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

04:33

Steve Bannon Testifies Before House Intel Committee, Also Subpoenaed By Special Counsels Office Weasel Zippers

Can we expect the leaks from Adam Schiff before the end of the day? Via Fox News: Fired White House chief strategist and ex-Trump campaign manager Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller, Fox News has confirmed. First reported by The New York Times, the Bannon subpoena was issued by Muellers team []

04:27

Protest Song Of The Week: Tacoma Center 1600 By Nana Grizol Shadowproof

Every sweetly sung Nana Grizol song plays out like a diary entry or a letter written directly to a friend, which make the bands meandering personal-political poetry all the more impactful. The didactic nature of the music makes the stories more potent, and the embedded values more accessible.

Since 2003, over the course of three full-length albums, the band has crafted a distinct style that draws from indie rock and folk punk. They incorporate the types of off-kilter horns and strings that tend to decorate the underground sounds of its hometown, Athens, Georgia.

Though primary songwriter Theo Hilton (also of Defiance, Ohio) has since relocated to New Orleans, the group originated in Athens, and includes members of local bands like Elf Power and The Music Tapes.

In 2008, Nana Grizol released its debut full-length Love It, Love It, a quickly-recorded, scrappy, and timeless collection of wordy pop songs about getting older, reckoning with the past and the future, and keeping in touch with old friends. Like 2010s Ruth, the songs are full of heart and subtle hints of anti-authoritarianism.

Last year, they released Ursa Minor, perhaps one of the years most overlooked albums. And on their latest, Nana Grizols songs sound sturdier and steadier than ever, and contains some of their most urgent protest songs.

One highlight is Mississippi Swells, where Hilton sings about oil refineries in the Mississippi watershed and references Cindy Milsteins Anarchism And Its Aspirations. Another is Tacoma Center 1600, first released in 2014 as part of a fundraiser for the Queer Undocumented Immigrants Project.

Tacoma Center 1600 is a radical protest against the prison industrial complex. On Bandcamp, the band explains that the song is about a Northwest (deportation) Detention Center, a really terrible place run by a terrible company called GEO. Over quick riffs and sirening horns, the song starts:

Tacoma Center sixteen hundred suffer sleepless nights
No phone calls home to families, no reading, no Miranda rights
A second tier of prison, as if the first was not enough it seems
A citizens great promise is a place to stretch when they lock you up

In the liner notes, the band recalls attending a protest at the detention center and seeing how it was nestled in an old industrial park, with all these billboards around advertising lawyers and politicians and wanting to write a song about how clearly there were these forces coming together and wrecking peoples lives.

Listen to Tacoma Center 1600:

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04:18

Some African, Haitian, and American Comments On Trump Vulgar Remarks on Immigration: Its Diversionary; Educated Africans Needed At Home To Build Their Countries And More Mining Awareness +

There were some interesting comments by Africans, a Haitian and some Americans on the VOA article entitled: Trumps Vulgar Remarks on Immigration Confirmed by Senator January 12, 2018, VOA News.

Another comment points out the now largely forgotten problem of brain drain. Why arent educated Africans staying at home to build their countries? Even more, why do we not hear about the problem of brain drain anymore?

The comment points out that those with 12 years of school, the equivalent of US high school and up, are leaving Africa for the US and Europe and are needed at home to build Africa: Yes he told us the truth, our educational people they didnt help Africa they wanted good life USA and Europe so that he said that true. Immigration from Africa most of them 12 grade + so this young men and women back to you land build Africa . (GT3, January 12, 2018) Some European countries only require 9 years of school and some Americans still dont finish high school.

And Haiti? Under Haitian dictator Francois Duvalier, 80% of Haitis professionals went into exile. As Sean Mills (2016) points out, The brain drain to Montreal was so dramatic that it became a clich to say that more Haitian doctors resided in Montreal than in Haiti itself. Already in the 1960s, there were more Haitian nurses in Canada than in Port-au-Prince, according to Mills.

Francois Duvaliers son, Jean-Claude, bought a $2.5 million apartment in Trump Tower.

According to Dr. Jean-Clause Cadet, as cited in the newspaper Le Nouvelliste, in the 1980s (under Jean-Claude Duvalier), Haiti lost 80% of the doctors trained in Haiti, the number is still around 40%. They work in the US, as well as Canada and other countries.

A 2008 NSF study, of those having received research Ph.D.s in science, engineering, or health (SEH) in US universities, found that only 15.9% of Africans returned to their home country to work and 17.9% returned to Africa. Only 5.2% of those from India returned to India; only 4.1% from the former Soviet Union returned to their home countries with only 3.7% of Chinese returned to China. Some have skills which are needed in the US. Others are unneeded and leave US Ph.D.s unemployed.

One person remarked that: President Trumps language should make African leaders think of how they take care of their people. Africans folks are scattered around the world like sheep...

04:15

Twitter Suspends Ohio Republican Congressional Candidate Chris DePizzo After Tweeting About Democrat Rival The Gateway Pundit

Amid Project Veritas bombshell report on Twitters discriminatory practices against Conservatives, the social media platform allegedly suspended Ohio Republican congressional candidate Chris DePizzo after simply  tweeting about his Democrat rival Rep. Tim Ryan.

ACTForAmerica Grassroots Director Thomas Hern first drew attention to Depizzos Twitter suspension, tweeting on Sunday, Twitter just suspended Chris Depizzo a conservative candidate for Congress in Ohio for quote tweeting his opposition. Twitter is literally trying to rig elections in favor of liberals.

According to Hern, DePizzo was suspended from Twitter after calling out liberal media darling Ryan for discussing the Democrat Party in Iowa and New Hampshire, while ignore the concerns of his own district.

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04:03

Leah Remini Defends Paul Haggis Against Rape Claims, Suggests Scientology Is Behind It Weasel Zippers

Pretty likely, since anonymous claims and didnt go to the police. Via Fox News: Leah Remini and her Scientology and the Aftermath co-host, Mike Rinder, released a lengthy statement in which they defend a fellow ex-member of the church whos been accused of rape by multiple women. Following a civil lawsuit that charged Oscar-winning filmmaker []

03:56

MARK LEVIN: Why Im CERTAIN Steele Dossier Was Used To Obtain FISA Warrant For Trump Campaign Surveillance (AUDIO) The Gateway Pundit

On his nationally-syndicated radio program Monday, talk show host Mark Levin revealed the simple reason why he believes the Piece of trash Steele dossier was used to obtain the FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. 

Video Credit: DailyRushbo

LEVIN: Ill tell you how I know the dossier, this 35-page piece of trash, put together by a piece of trash with the assistance of a piece of trash, funded by Hillary Clinton and the Democrat National Committee, collaborating obviously. Hired the law firm, the same hack lawyer Marc Elias, hired the same hit group Fusion GPS and they go to the Kremlin and other sources through this guy Christopher Steele. Let me tell you how I know the dossier was used in full or in part and then watch the backbenchers mention it. Ready? Because the Justice Department and the FBI refuses to deny it. Youre not revealing classified information by denying it. Youre not violating any rule by denying it. Did you use the dossier in whole or in part to apply for one or more FISAs in your applications? No we did not. Its that simple.

In December, appearing by the House Judiciary Committee, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein admitted to Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) he knew whether or not the FBI paid for the dossier, yet smugly refused to answer the question.

As transcribed by The Gateway Pundits Cristina Laila, Ron DeSantis asked Rosenstein, The Russia investigation. Who started it? Who was the agent? Was it Strzok who started it? Who opened the case?

Rosenstein fidgeted as he said, That matter is under review by the Intelligence Committee and there is nothing that I can talk about publicly regarding the initiation of the investigation.

DeSantis then asked Rosenstein, point blank, if the FBI paid for the dossier.

Im not in position to answer that question, Rosenstein answered.

Do you know the answer to the question? DeSantis asked.

I believe I know the answer but uh the Intelligence Committee is the appropriate committee- Rosenstein replied.

As Levin said, Justice Department officials, such as Rosenstein, co...

03:35

Dow Breaches 26,000 Mark On Robust Earnings Reports Weasel Zippers

Via Free Beacon: (Reuters) Wall Streets main indexes rose sharply on Tuesday, with the Dow hitting the 26,000 mark for the first time, as the fourth-quarter earnings season kicked into high gear. UnitedHealth rose 2.2 percent after the largest U.S. health insurer reported results that beat analysts estimates and raised its full-year profit forecast. []

03:13

I Survived : MONICA LEWINSKY Tweets Out on Anniversary of Clinton Affair Scandal The Gateway Pundit

Twenty years ago today Special Counsel Kenneth Starr contacted Attorney General Janet Reno to get permission to expand his probe of Bill Clinton.

Janet Reno agreed and submitted the request to a panel of three federal judges. The judges agree to allow Starr to formally investigate the possibility of subornation of perjury and obstruction of justice in the Jones case. Tripp and Lewinsky meet again at the Ritz-Carlton. FBI agents and U.S. attorneys intercede and take Lewinsky to a hotel room, where they question her and offer her immunity. Lewinsky contacts her mother, Marcia Lewis, who travels down from New York City by train. Lewis contacts her ex-husband, who calls attorney William Ginsburg, a family friend. Ginsburg advises her not to accept the immunity deal until he learns more.

Three days later, an January 19, 1998, Matt Drudge at The Drudge Report broke the story first on the Monica Lewinsky Scandal.
And that led to the impeachment vote of President Bill Clinton.

The rest is history.

Earlier today Monica Lewinsky tweeted about the anniversary of her surviving the Clinton ordeal.

The post I Survived : MONICA LEWINSKY Tweets Out on Anniversary of Clinton Affair Scandal appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

03:10

Why Senator Cardin Is a Fitting Opponent for Chelsea Manning Consortiumnews

Chelsea Mannings senatorial bid offers a contrast to the Russian fear-mongering of incumbent candidate Ben Cardin, says Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Ben Cardin [Md.], has become a big star in

03:08

Obamas ICE Didnt Follow Procedure For Checking Illegal Immigrants Ties to Terrorism Weasel Zippers

Via Free Beacon: During the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement was not following proper procedures when checking if illegal aliens were known terrorists, jeopardizing national security, according to an audit. The office of inspector general found that between 2013 and 2015, ICE was not screening illegal immigrants who had been released for terrorist ties. []

03:05

Proud Boy Trump Supporter Violently Attacked While Wearing Patriotic T-Shirt The Gateway Pundit

A Proud Boy from Ohio was violently attacked in the lobby of his apartment building while wearing a patriotic t-shirt on Monday which he believes was the reason for the attack.

The assault was so bad he required 15 staples on the side of his head.

Andrew Caster, 31, just moved into a new building in Columbus about a month ago. On Monday evening, he was in the lobby using the free wifi and wearing his American Freedom shirt when he was viciously assaulted by another resident.

Out of nowhere this guy comes in, he must have seen his shirt, and he picked up a mop bucket and started smashing him in the back of the head, the administrator on the official Proud Boys Twitter account, who prefers not to be identified at this time, told the Gateway Pundit.

The resident has been identified as Gasner Beauvoir and he is now in police custody. According to records, he has previous charges for assault and domestic violence. 

Beauvoir reportedly hit Caster three or four times with the bucket while he was on the ground.

After Caster was able to get away and move to the other side of the lobby, he says Beauvoir pulled out an approximately 7 knife and began to threaten him with it. At this point, another resident came down and pleaded with him to stop.

...

02:52

Deputados usam cota parlamentar para comprar reportagens The Intercept

Quarenta e um deputados federais de 14 estados e do Distrito Federal gastaram, em 2017, ao menos R$ 754 mil em dinheiro pblico na compra de reportagens em sites, blogs, jornais e revistas influentes nas regies em que foram eleitos. o que mostra levantamento realizado para The Intercept Brasil pelo marcozero.info, projeto de jornalismo de dados aplicado poltica.

Ao todo, foram analisadas, na seo de transparncia do site da Cmara dos Deputados, mais de 2 mil notas fiscais de empresas de comunicao que receberam por servios de divulgao de atividades dos parlamentares. Desse total, 316 recibos, emitidos por 61 empresas entre 1 de janeiro e 4 de novembro, traziam explicitamente a referncia publicao de matrias.

Muitas dessas reportagens compradas sequer foram identificadas nas publicaes como tal. O tema tem passado ao largo da fiscalizao na Cmara, que baseada fundamentalmente em regras que se limitam questo contbil.

Deputado do MDB lidera gastos

O deputado que mais comprou matrias foi Veneziano Vital do Rgo (MDB/PB), que gastou R$ 124 mil da cota parlamentar para este fim.

Veneziano, que irmo do ministro do Tribunal de Contas da Unio Vital do Rgo Filho, cumpre seu primeiro mandato. Mas j coleciona acusaes diversas, referentes ao perodo em que foi prefeito de Campina Grande, de 2005 a 2012. O parlamentar responde a sete inquritos (4017, 4029, 4229, 4122, 3976, 4126 e 4085) no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF). Outros 23 processos foram arquivados. As acusaes vo de improbidade administrativa, peculato e crime de responsabilidad...

02:37

Parents Arrested After Cops Find Their 12 Children Shackled To Their Beds Weasel Zippers

Horrific. Via NY Post: A shocking scene of filth and depravity was uncovered in a quiet California neighborhood where a dozen emaciated siblings were found shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks after a 13th managed to escape the nightmare, police said Monday. The siblings ranging in age from 2 to 29 []

02:30

Transgender sex robots could be coming to a bedroom near you Fellowship of the Minds

When technology meets transgenderism meets a machine.  Reality is no longer an authentic or desired  truth. From The Sun: Transgender sex robots could be a new and exotic way to spice things up in your bedroom. The Sun has Continue reading

02:15

NY Times Officially Designates Trump A Racist Weasel Zippers

NYT is a fish-wrapper that gave up objectivity and truth long ago. Via Daily Caller: The New York Times wants to make it official: President Donald Trump is a racist. On Friday, the editorial board of Americas most influential paper asserted there was no doubt of that. The editorial was in response to Trump reportedly []

02:08

Breaking: SECOND ALARM Goes Off Warning North Korea Launched Ballistic Missiles The Gateway Pundit

Hawaiian officials scared the the hell out of residents on Saturday morning after a text message was sent out to cellphone users alerting them of an incoming ballistic missile.

The alert was reportedly repeated on television broadcasts.
Sirens went off.

It turned out to be be bogus.

Hawaii has been on edge this year over North Koreas threats to nuke the United States that have been backed up by missile and nuclear bomb tests.

Its not just Hawaii.
Japanese officials sent out a false North Korea missile alert on Tuesday.

Via CNN:

Japanese national broadcaster NHK issued an on-air apology Tuesday after issuing an alert incorrectly claiming that North Korea had launched a ballistic missile.

The message, received by phone users with the NHK app installed on their devices, read: NHK news alert. North Korea likely to have launched missile. The government J alert: evacuate inside the building or underground.

The broadcaster apologized for the error, adding the news alert sent earlier about NK missile was a mistake. No government J alert was issued. The mistake was corrected within minutes.

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02:03

Its Spreading=> Congressional Investigation Into Steele Dossier Has New Target: The Obama State Department The Gateway Pundit

Congressional investigators probing the origins of the Steele dossier have set their sights on a brand new target The Obama State Department.

Were Obama State Department officials responsible for spreading discredited tidbits compiled in the dossier through the media? Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes may soon find out.

Byron York of the Washington Examiner reports the Obama State Department is now being probed as to whether or not they had a hand in the dossier. York notes Steele was viewed inside the Obama State Department as a valuable source for intelligence on all things Russia. Obama State officials made a habit of disseminating reports the former British spy authored for private clients around the Department:

book published in November by a correspondent at the Guardian, Collusion: Secret meetings, dirty money, and how Russia helped Donald Trump win, noted that Steeles 2010 work on the World Cup soccer corruption investigation won him the trust not only of the FBI, but the State Department as well. From author Luke Harding:

The [soccer] episode burnished Steeles reputation inside the U.S. intelligence community and the FBI. Here was a pro, a well-connected Brit, who understood Russian espionage and its subterranean tricks. Steele was regarded as credible. Between 2014 and 2016, Steele authored more than a hundred reports on Russia and Ukraine. These were written for a private client but shared widely within the State Department and sent up to Secretary of State John Kerry and to Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, who was in charge of the U.S. response to the Ukraine crisis. Many of Steeles secret sources were the same sources who would supply information on Trump. One former State Department envoy during the Obama administration said he read dozens of Steeles reports on Russia. The envoy said that on Russia, Steele was as good as the CIA or anyone. Steeles professional reputation inside U.S. agencies would prove important the next time he discovered alarming material, and lit the fuse again.

Hillary Clinton, who admitted her 2016 presidential campaign helped fund the dossier, was Obama&#8217...

01:47

Prominent Immigrant Rights Leaders Fight Looming Deportations The Indypendent

Update (Jan. 17): A judge Wednesday ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement to return Ravi Ragbir from Florida to be held at a detention center in the New York City area as he appeals his case. On Tuesday, Jean Montrevil was deported to Port-au-Prince. 

Hundreds gathered in Washington Square Park Monday afternoon for a vigil in support of detained immigrant rights leaders Ravi Ragbir and Jean Montrevil that coincided with the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Activists, faith leaders, students and families with young children circled the park in a silent Jericho Walk to call for Ragbir and Montrevils release. They then packed into Judson Memorial Church nearby for a press conference, where a member of Ragbirs Defense Committee read aloud his Letter From an Immigration Jail, an allusion to Kings Letter from Birmingham Jail.

Ragbir, executive director of the interfaith immigrant rights group New Sanctuary Coalition, was detained during a check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Thursday in Manhattan. He has lived in the United States for 27 years and faces deportation to his native Trinidad and Tobago in connection with wire fraud charges from 2002, for which he already served time in prison.

According to advocates on Ravis Defense Committee, Ragbir is being held in the Krome Detention Center in Florida. A hearing will be held today to determine whether ICE lawfully removed Ragbir from New York State. Another hearing set for January 29 will determine if ICEs plans to deport Ragbir are lawful.

Amy Gottlieb, Ragbirs wife and Associate Director of the American Friends Service Committee, said she had just returned from Miami, where Ragbir is now being held.

I was able to be with him for an hour through plexiglass, so dehumanizing, so horrifying, so miserable, but it warmed my heart to be able to see him, Gottlieb said. We are all here to fight, fight, fight against this system, against the unfairness, against the racist policies that are dri...

01:40

New Study: Flakes DACA Dream Is Arizonas Crime Nightmare Weasel Zippers

Another politician putting illegals ahead of Americans. Via CR: We have enough of our own culture of violence in our major cities. Is it too much to ask that we dont import the violent criminals of other countries? Or perhaps, for our political elite who dont understands the concept of a government representing its own []

01:39

COVFEFE!! Dow Reaches 26,000 Points! Up 1,000 Points in Just SEVEN Days (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

The Dow passed 26,000 on Tuesday ANOTHER NEW RECORD!

The Dow Jones broke 25,000 for the first time on January 4, 2018.
Its been only seven days and the Dow Jones just broke 26,000!

President Trumps first year in office resulted in the greatest year in stock market history! The Dow ended up nearly 5,000 points for the year which was the highest increase in the Dows more than 100 year history. The Dow reached all-time new highs a record 71 times in 2017, breaking the record for the most all-time highs in a calendar year set in 1995.

Stuart Varney and crew were very excited this morning!

The post COVFEFE!! Dow Reaches 26,000 Points! Up 1,000 Points in Just SEVEN Days (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

01:17

Incoming Dem NJ Gov Plans To Establish Agency For Defensive Protection Of Illegal Aliens Weasel Zippers

Money that could be used for veterans and the homeless. Via Fox News: When former Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy takes office as New Jerseys next governor, he plans to establish a state agency geared toward aiding undocumented immigrants, the Washington Post reported. Murphy, a Democrat who held the ambassador post under President Barack Obama []

00:57

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake Compares Trump To Stalin For Calling Media Fake News Weasel Zippers

Pathetic ass kisser. Via WaPo: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) plans to give a speech in the coming days that compares President Trumps public criticism of the news media to similar comments once made by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. A spokesman said that Flake, who will retire after this year amid intense political pressure sparked by []

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