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Wednesday, 18 April

02:00

Which Party Hates Its Own Grassroots More? DownWithTyranny!

McConnell salutes West Virginia grassroots Republican voters

Third party Super PACs spent $7,343,577 tearing apart Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race. $6,552,448 of that came from Mitch McConnelll's Senate Leadership PAC. McConnell had so sullied Moore's reputation that when he won the primary against the establishment candidate, he couldn't win the general election. Despite Alabama's statewide PVI of R+14 and despite Trump having crushed Hillary in the state 1,318,255 (62.1%) to 729,547 (34.4%), Democrat Doug Jones still beat him 673,896 (50.0%) to 651,972 (48.3%)on December 12, 2017. Moore could not overcome all the negativity from fellow Republicans.

But it isn't just the corrupt Republican establishment waging this kind of warfare against its own Outside-the-Beltway grassroots. The Democrats do the exact something. The DCCC attacks on Laura Moser in Texas and Levi Tillemann in Colorado are examples of the same kind of ugliness. The DCCC would rather lose to a Republican than win with a progressive.

And now Alex Isenstadt reported in Politico over the weekend that Miss McConnell is up to his tricks again, this time in West Virginia. Watch:



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01:43

President Trump Furious At California Gov. Jerry Brown: The High Crime Rate Will Only Get Higher Without National Guard The Gateway Pundit

As previously reported by Gateway Pundit, California governor Jerry Brown initially agreed to President Trumps plan of deploying the National Guard along the swiss-cheese like border between California and Mexico which resulted in rare praise from the President on Twitter:

President Trump thanked Governor Jerry Brown for sending the National Guard to the California-Mexico border. Despite Gov. Brown agreeing to accept federal funds and add about 400 troops, Brown asserted that the deployed troops will only be used to support operations targeting transnational criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers and not be used for enforcing federal immigration laws. Also in his statement, Gov Brown stated, This will not be a mission to build a new wall. It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life.

Yesterday, we reported that California legislators back-tracked on Browns double-sided welcoming of the National Guard as they found it too closely tied to immigration. Today, President Trump is furious and in sharp contrast to the Presidents earlier tweet commending Gov. Brown for approving the National Guard, Trump lashed out at the governor derailing him for not looking for safety and security along their very porous border. President Trump went further to point out the high crime rate in many parts of California that are in no small part the result of illegals stating, the high crime rate will only get higher.

 

 

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01:43

Dicks Sporting Goods Not Only Not Selling AR-15s And Other Rifles, Theyre Destroying Them Weasel Zippers

Via Twitchy: Youd think Dicks Sporting Goods would have figured out by now that playing along with this so-called boycott is not exactly great for business but nope. Hey, far be it for us to tell them how to ruin, err, run their business but this seems needlessly stupid. Like most boycotts. Well, THATLL []

01:22

Amazon warehouse workers pee in bottles to avoid being punished for taking breaks Fellowship of the Minds

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post, may be the worlds richest person, with a net worth of about $112 billion. But workers in his warehouses are so desperate to keep their jobs that they dont even Continue reading

01:21

VIDEO: On Tax-Filing Day Democrat Whip Hoyer Promises to RAISE TAXES if Democrats Win Congress The Gateway Pundit

On Tuesday, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) told CNBC that if Democrats regain the majority after the 2018 election, they will look to raise taxes.

The 2018 tax filing deadline is today Tuesday April 17.

CNBC: Are you looking at raising the tax rate again on the highest earners?

Democrat Steny Hoyer: I think certainly well look to have revenues as opposed to simply creating more debt. This bill is going to create debt. Obama created and previous presidents created.

Democrats like to use the term revenues when they are talking about raising taxes today. It is one of their word games like the Affordable care act.

Over 4,000,000 working Americans will receive Trump tax reform bonuses this year.
Democrats want to take that away.

Democrats proposed a trillion dollar tax hike in March.

The post VIDEO: On Tax-Filing Day Democrat Whip Hoyer Promises to RAISE TAXES if Democrats Win Congress appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

01:09

Report: North Korea, South Korea Set To Announce Official End To 65-Year-Long War Weasel Zippers

Historic. Via Daily Wire: Hostilities on the Korean peninsula ended on July 27, 1953, but the war didnt. On that day, the U.S., North Korea and China signed an armistice agreement designed to insure a complete cessation of hostilities and of all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful settlement is achieved, []

01:03

WINNING! Kroger Announces 11,000 New Jobs, Increased Wages, Education Benefits Thanks to TRUMP Tax Cuts The Gateway Pundit

Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen announced Monday that the Republicans tax cut has allowed the company to raise wages and invest in its employees.

McMullen made the announcement on CNBC on Monday.

Democrats promise to take these tax cuts and benefits away if they take over Congress.

For the record Every Democrat voted NO to the Trump tax cuts.

The post WINNING! Kroger Announces 11,000 New Jobs, Increased Wages, Education Benefits Thanks to TRUMP Tax Cuts appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

00:43

Hannity Tells His Side Of The Cohen Story Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: Fox News Sean Hannity mocked the media for their hysteria over the revelation that he was supposedly a client of Michael Cohen Monday. Am I surprised by any of this? No, of course not, because this is with the media in this country does, Hannity said. Let me set the record straight. []

00:37

Politicized by Trump, Teachers Threaten to Shake Up Red-State Politics The Intercept

Christine Porter Marsh, front row, second from right, poses with supporters of her run for Senate.

00:30

Illegal alien bus driver in Louisiana crash that killed three sentenced to 15 years in prison Fellowship of the Minds

Not nearly enough time for his crime. From WDSU.com:  (EDGAR, La) Denis Amaya-Rodriguez was sentenced Monday (April 9) to 15 years in prison for killing three people. Rodriguez was driving a bus that crashed into a group of firefighters Continue reading

00:21

Cop-Killer Assata Shakur Gets $15K Check From North Carolina Court Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: A cop killer received a check for over $15,000 from a North Carolina county court in early April for a land deal, according to a Saturday report. Assata Shakur, who is currently on the FBIs list of most-wanted terrorists, received $15,351.39 from New Hanover County as compensation for a land deal with []

00:15

The Biggest District Court Hearing Since Watergate Booman Tribune

There will be a hearing today in Manhattan to discuss what will be done with the materials the government seized from Michael Cohen last week. It will probably be the most significant event in a U.S. District Court since James McCord sent his letter to Judge John Sirica on March 19, 1973. After that letter, it was only a matter of time before the ugly truths behind the Watergate break-in became known to investigators and the public.

President Trump knows the government probably now has possession of enough incriminating material to end his presidency and land him in prison for the remainder of his days, so the only remaining option is to fight to prevent the government from reading what they have. Judge Kimba Wood will decide if that is the correct way to deal with this mess. I dont think she will rule with the president.

Whats being debated is who gets to review the material seized from Cohens home, office and hotel room one week ago. After learning that the government planned to have a taint team start reviewing the material it had seized from Cohen last Friday, Cohens legal team filed a motion for a temporary restraining order on Thursday night. In short, they want to have the determination of what is or isnt privileged made not by government officials but by themselves or, at least, by a third party called a special master

Trumps team wants Cohens team to review the seized material and then to get a copy of the material related to the president. In court on Friday, Trumps attorneys seemed content to have a third-party review the material to determine what might or might not be privileged. In a letter filed with the court on Sunday night, though, Trumps position was that the only acceptable way of evaluating what was or wasnt privileged was to turn the material over to Cohens team to make that assessment.

The president has characterized the warrants that were issued to seize Cohens record as a violation of attorney-client privilege, but the government has had Cohen under surveillance for some time and has already be...

If Cohen Was in Prague, Trump Will Be Removed Booman Tribune

If Michael Cohen went to Prague, then Donald Trump will be impeached, convicted, and removed from office, assuming he doesnt resign. Digby says it is the whole enchilada, and shes right. But Adam Davidson may be right that scrutiny of Cohens business records are going to be sufficient on their own, regardless of what can proven about the Prague trip.

For starters, reporters Peter Stone and Greg Gordon of McClatchy set the world on fire (for those in the know) with their Thursday evening article that revealed that Mueller has evidence Cohen was in Prague in 2016.

The Justice Department special counsel has evidence that Donald Trumps personal lawyer and confidant, Michael Cohen, secretly made a late-summer trip to Prague during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to two sources familiar with the matter

investigators have traced evidence that Cohen entered the Czech Republic through Germany, apparently during August or early September of 2016 as the ex-spy reported, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is confidential.

Now, these two anonymous sources could be wrong but given the stakes, there is no way McClatchy would make such an explosive charge if they werent extremely confident that their sources are in a position to know and have no plausible reason to mislead them.

Michael Cohen still denies that he traveled to Prague in 2016, or ever.

Thats a lie. Hes already admitted that he travelled to Prague in 2001, not that this is relevant to the question at hand. But it is relevant that the only part of that tweet we can confirm is not true.

I suppose some of you want to know why...

00:07

South and North Korea Set to Announce End to 67 Year War in Talks Next Week The Gateway Pundit

North and South Korea are set to announce an end to their 67-year-long war in talks next week.

The announcement was made before a summit next week between Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with North Koreas Kim Jong Un by the month of May.

CNBC reported:

North and South Korea are in talks to announce a permanent end to the officially declared military conflict between the two countries, daily newspaper Munhwa Ilbo reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed South Korean official.

Ahead of a summit next week between North Korean premier Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, lawmakers from the neighboring states were thought to be negotiating the details of a joint statement that could outline an end to the confrontation.

Kim and Moon could also discuss returning the heavily-fortified demilitarized zone separating them to its original state, the newspaper said.

Pyongyang and Seoul have technically been at war since the 1950-1953 Korean conflict ended with a truce and not a peace treaty. Geopolitical tensions have occasionally flared up since the armistice, although to date both countries have managed to avoid another devastating conflict.

The post South and North Korea Set to Announce End to 67 Year War in Talks Next Week appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

00:00

Obamas Justice Dept. Feuded With FBI, Agents Quit As Politics Played Larger Role Weasel Zippers

Via Washington Times: Acrimony between the FBI and the Justice Department was so bad in the waning days of the Obama administration that some agents quit the bureau in frustration, a former G-man says. Fractures which began during the tenure of former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. deepened in the later years, and particularly []

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Tuesday, 17 April

23:52

Speaker Ryans Biggest Mistake Was Not Supporting President Trump He Should Step Down from Speakership Now! The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan announced that he is stepping down as Speaker and will not seek re-election in the House of Representatives. He may have higher aspirations but his lack of support for President Trump will ultimately be his downfall.

Speaker Ryan may be planning to run for President someday. He was VP Candidate for losing Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and he is currently Speaker of the House.  However, because of his miscalculations and lack of support of President Trump, odds are that Speaker Ryan will never win a Presidential race.  He totally underestimated the current President at every turn. Ryans lack of support for the President and his massive group of supporters prove Ryan is out of touch with what is important to Americans.

In 2016, during the Presidential campaign Speaker Ryan stated in a call with House Republicans that he will never support then Presidential candidate Trump, and he never has

During the Presidents first year in office, Ryan couldnt contain his disdain for the President. Every time he was with the President he had a horrible smirk on his face.

Ryan never realized how disgusting his actions and lack of support were to Republicans who admire President Trump for his courage and efforts to change America for the better after the eight destructive years of the Obama Administration.  In spite of significant head winds from corrupt Democrats, the media and NeverTrumper Republicans, like Ryan himself, the President succeeded in accomplishing a...

23:51

Black Agenda Radio, Week of April 16, 2018 Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio, Week of April 16, 2018

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Black Agenda Radio for Week of April 16, 2018

Confront the Black Misleader Class at the Polls

Black radical candidates must always keep politics in command, when challenging the misleadership class for the hearts and minds of the Black community. That was one of the themes of the Black Is Back Coalitions Electoral School, convened in St. Louis, Missouri, last week. Listen to nine speakers address the broadest range of issues -- always with the focus on Black self-determination.

Winnie Mandela the Tallest of All

South African freedom fighter Winnie Mandela, who passed away this month at age 81, will outlive in her glory and marvel many of the presidents weve had since 1994, said Ronnie Kasrils, the former chief of intelligence of both the African National Congress and the post-apartheid South African government. She will outlive all of the leaders, barring Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo and Chris Hani. Kasrils spoke on The Real News Network.

Only a Fool Believes U.S. on Syria Chemicals

Wed have to be complete morons to believe the scenario painted by the U.S. to justify its latest bombing of Syria, said Stephen Gowans, author of Washingtons Long War on Syria. Speaking on Phil Taylors CIUT radio program, Gowans said the entire western conversation on Syria is baseless. We implicitly assume they that they actually have chemical weapons. They dont having destroyed their stocks under international agreement in 2013-14.

Black Agenda Radio on the Progressive Radio Network is hosted by Glen Ford and Nellie Bailey. A new edition of the program airs every Monday at 11:am ET on PRN. Length: one hour....

23:40

A Black-Robed Counterrevolution Weasel Zippers

Countering the black-robed social justice warriors. Via Washington Times: Federal judges sit on the bench for life and can either uphold the law or rule like tyrants. This puts judicial appointments right near the top of the most important things a president can do. The newest Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch, has already shown what []

23:29

Chinese Farming and Incremental Science bensozia

What the world needs right now, I think, is not so much grand scientific breakthroughs is more effort devoted to making minor improvements in ordinary things. Like this major government agricultural effort in China:

Running from 2005 to 2015, the project first assessed how factors including irrigation, plant density and sowing depth affected agricultural productivity. It used the information to guide and spread best practice across several regions: for example, recommending that rice in southern China be sown in 20 holes densely packed in a square metre, rather than the much lower densities farmers were accustomed to using.

The results speak for themselves: maize (corn), rice and wheat output grew by some 11% over that decade, whereas the use of damaging and expensive fertilizers decreased by between 15% and 18%, depending on the crop. Farmers spent less money on their land and earned more from it and they continue to do so.
I am convinced that very few of the ways we do things are truly optimal, from sowing rice to timing traffic lights, and I look forward to many more similar efforts.

23:18

Flashback: Maxine Waters Slams Comey For Having No Credibility Weasel Zippers

But now that he wrote a book For once, I agree with mad Maxine Waters. Comey has absolutely no credibility.#Comey pic.twitter.com/QyVLjVZHcQ #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) April 13, 2018

23:16

DEADLINE PASSES for DOJ to Turn Over Unredacted Comey Memos to Congress (Video) The Gateway Pundit

On Sunday House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) told Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures that the House was ready to take action against the DOJ if the requested Comey memos from the FBI.

Rep.Bob Goodlatte: We dont have the documents yet. We dont have access to the documents but I believe we will have them very soon based upon the discussions that were undertaking. If we do not we are prepared to take additional steps and I believe that people in the administration very much want to have the Congress get these documents so that we can A, conduct our investigation but B, also recognize that right of the Congress and the American people to have access to information so that these investigations, this oversight can be conducted.

The documents were already passed by Comey to the media but Congress does not have a copy yet.
Congress needs to impeach these DOJ crooks.

On Monday night the deadline passed and the Sessions Department of Justice had still not turned over the unredacted Comey memos to Congressional investigators.

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23:00

Matt Forney Live: Borderline Crazy with Artistic Layman (Live Tonight at 7PM Eastern) Matt Forney

Many of my readers are also fans of Davis Aurini and the thrice-weekly live show he hosts with Artistic Layman, a show on which Im a frequent guest. Because Aurini will be on vacation for the next two weeks, Artistic Layman and I will be guest-hosting the show on my YouTube channel. Our fourth show will air tonight at 7PM Eastern (6PM Central/4PM Pacific).

As the meltdown of Baked Alaska continues, details about Erin, the woman he destroyed his reputation for, have emerged. Shes a drug addicted, mentally unstable headcase who shows all the symptoms of borderline personality disorder.

Join Artistic Layman and I as we discuss borderline women and how they can ruin menas well as the epidemic of BPD among modern womenon this episode of Matt Forney Live.

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22:58

Islamic State Beheads 14-Year-Old Boy in Jawzjan Province The Gateway Pundit

The Islamic State beheaded a 14-year-old child for helping bring food and water to local security forces.

The victim, identified as Rahimdad, was from the northern Jawzjan province in Afghanistan.
The Khaama Press reported, via Religion of Peace:

Militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group have beheaded a child on charges of helping the security forces in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan.

The local officials confirmed on Tuesday that the incident has takne place in the vicinity of Darzab district, home to several ISIS militants.

Provincial security chief Abdul Hafiz Khashi said the child, believed to be 14-year-old, was beheaded by ISIS militants because he was taking food and water to the security forces in the area.

Khashi further added that the victim has been identified as Rahimdad and was helping the security forces voluntarily.

This comes as Afghan and US Special Forces are also busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against the terror group in North of the country.

The post Islamic State Beheads 14-Year-Old Boy in Jawzjan Province appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

22:57

Shes Back: Clinton to Fundraise With Possible 2020 Dems Weasel Zippers

Prayers answered. Via NTK: Note to Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and former Secretary of State Jason Kander (D-MO): youll be tied to Hillary Clinton if you run for president in 2020. All three are fundraising with the divisive former secretary of state and presidential nominee in May, according to a BuzzFeed News report published Friday []

22:35

University Of California Riverside Hosts Conference For Gay Black People; All Others Barred From Attending Weasel Zippers

To be sponsored by Starbucks in the near future. Via The College Fix: University of California Riversides LGBT Resource Center is set to host its fifth annual BlaqOUT conference later this month on the schools campus. The conference is open only to those who are black and gay, according to the events Facebook page. We []

22:34

The Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth bensozia

Bayreuth's 1748 opera house has just re-opened after a six-year, $36 million renovation; the Times has an appreciation and many more pictures.

The opera house was the project of Wilhelmine, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, daughter of King Frederick William I of Prussia and sister of Frederick the Great.
An ambitious polymath who composed music, wrote verse and corresponded with Voltaire, she built Bayreuths intimate yet elaborate Margravial Opera House, one of the most outstanding surviving examples of Baroque theater architecture in Europe.
The architect was Joseph Saint-Pierre, and the interiors were designed by Giuseppe Galli Bibiena and his son Carlo. Few of these Baroque theaters remain, partly because they are so expensive to maintain and partly because they are so small. This was a theater for the aristocratic elite, of whom there just weren't very many, so seating for 450 was a great plenty. Hard for an opera company to make money on those terms today. Or even in the nineteenth century, when Richard Wagner built his own 2,000-seat Festspielhaus outside of town, where the Bayreuth festival is still held. But how wonderful that at least one of these has been restored to its original glory.

22:31

We have a winner! Fellowship of the Minds

. . . for FOTMs 173rd Caption Contest! This was a very competitive contest, with a total of 64 caption submissions, many of which are very clever and witty! The FOTM writers duly voted, each for what he/she considered to Continue reading

22:00

Now That Randy Bryce Knocked Ryan Out Of The Race, Creepy Crawly Peter Barca Wants To Run DownWithTyranny!


Paul Ryan knows why he retired from Congress-- audit's not about teaching his sons, Charlie and Sam, to shoot bows and arrows. Randy Bryce is why Ryan is retiring from Congress. I've been trying for a decade to find a credible candidate to run against Ryan. The local Democratic elected officials in the district were all afraid... every one of them. Political cowards who were afraid to give up their jobs to run against Paul Ryan. In 1993, when Bill Clinton appointed 22-year incumbent Les Aspin to be Secretary of Defense, Assemblyman Peter Barca ran for the open seat to serve out the rest of Aspin's term. He beat Mark Neumann by 675 votes and in 1994 Neumann was back and beat Barca-- part of the Newt Gingrich wave-- 83,937 to 82,817. Barca had been a disappointment for Democrats, particularly for unions who had to pull teeth to get him to oppose NAFTA. Neumann decided to run for the Senate in 1998-- giving up his House seat (and losing the Senate race to Russ Feingold. Meanwhile, Paul Ryan won the GOP nomination to replace Neumann and he ran against a weak Democrat, Lydia Sottswood and beat her 57-43%. Obama won the district in 2008 but the Republican legislature gerrymandered it-- removing union stronghold Beloit and adding on a piece of blood red Waukesha, one of Wisconsin's most backward right-wing counties [When Obama beat Romney 53-46% statewide, Waukesha went for Romney 161,567 (67%) to 77,617 (32%).]


Meanwhile, this cycle Randy Bryce a plainspoken union and veteran activist, h...

21:45

ATTENTION MUST ALWAYS BE PAID PRIMARILY TO REPUBLICANS No More Mister Nice Blog

Maybe I'm reading too much into this, but my takeaway from NPR's write-up of its latest poll is that NPR believes the opinions of Republicans matter more than what the rest of us think, or what the country overall thinks.



Republicans and Democrats are deeply divided on how they see special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties to President Trump's campaign, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

Overall, the former FBI director's favorability ratings have dropped over the past month as Trump and other Republicans have ratcheted up their attacks on Mueller and his ongoing probe. There's been a net-negative swing of 11 points over the past month, with 32 percent of all Americans holding a favorable view toward Mueller, 30 percent viewing him unfavorably, and a 38 percent plurality still not knowing enough to have an opinion.

Among Democrats, though, Mueller's favorability is at 56 percent, with just 19 percent viewing him unfavorably and a quarter unsure. But nearly half of all Republicans hold an unfavorable view of the Justice Department special counsel up from 30 percent last month with only 16 percent viewing him favorably and another 35 percent undecided.
But these numbers aren't a huge swing if you look back a few months. Right now, Mueller's favorable/unfavorable numbers are 32%-30%; in January, they were 29%/29%. So they've improved slightly since then. The numbers weren't very different in February (33%/27%). March's numbers seem anomalous (33%/20%). But in every poll, the largest group is respondents is the "unsure" group, and the disapprovers are very much in the minority.
A 45 percent plurality of all Americans believe Mueller's investigation is fair a seven-point net drop from March while 30 percent believe it is unfair and just over a quarter are undecided.

But again, the Mueller probe is being seen through an increasingly partisan lens by Americans. For the first time, a majority (55 percent) of Republicans say his investigation is unfair, with just 22 percent calling it fair which is a 17 point swing since last month. Almost three-fourths of Democrat...

21:30

Such a diva: Libtard Beyonc asks press not to publish unflattering photos Fellowship of the Minds

If you put yourself in the public forum then you are open to criticism. Especially when you so freely choose to criticize others, such as the ones who are paid to protect you. From NY Post: Beyonc doesnt trust Instagram. Continue reading

20:00

Arundhati Roy: I Need to Know the Place Where I Stand and Why I Stand There The Intercept

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Cover art: Two Associates/Mayank Austen Soofi

Twenty years ago, Indian writer Arundhati Roy published her debut novel, The God of Small Things. It won the ultra-prestigious Man Booker prize and propelled her to international fame. But it was not until last year that her second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, was published. Both her novels are beautiful, powerful epic stories. So what did Roy do for those 20 years besides working on her latest novel? She used her very significant platform to fight for justice in causes and movements across the world. She was a ferocious and poetic opponent of the Iraq War and came to New York City to join in the massive street protests against the Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden in 2004. Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and I actually brought her onto the floor of the RNC the night Dick Cheney spoke. Roy has traveled the globe, speaking at rallies and marches and gatherings. In India, she has been an advocate for the most vulnerable and dehumanized people. She has traveled Kashmir and told the stories of government crimes and brutality, and the resistance to them. She has defended Muslims when theyve been threatened, attacked, or massacred. And she has published many nonfiction books and collections of her speeches, including such titles as Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers, War Talk, Walking with the Comrades, The End of Imagination. Most recently, she and actor John Cusack published a book on their meeting with National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, whom they traveled to see with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. That is called Things That Can and Cannot Be Said. Roy is going to be coming to the U.S. in May and will be speaking in a number of cities. On the latest Intercepted, we spoke with her. What follows is a transcript of the entire conversation.

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19:00

Tomado por grileiros, assentamento de Dorothy Stang est em colapso The Intercept

Servidor do INCRA conversa com membros do grupo encontrado na Reserva Legal do PDS Virola-Jatob no ltimo 17 de novembro.

17:45

Australias Bushfires Threatening Nuclear Reactor: Changing the Name of a Suburb Helps the Government Keep this Quiet Mining Awareness +


Fires as of April 16-17th. To give an idea of the map scale: Barden Ridge to Menai is approximately 3 km.
By Noel Wauchope: Australias bushfires threatening nuclear reactor: Changing the name of a suburb helps the government keep this quiet. Lucas Heights nuclear reactor: The untold threat of the Sydney bushfires: https://independentaustralia.net/environment/environment-display/sydney-bushfires-raged-towards-lucas-heights-nuclear-reactor,11401 16 April 2018
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17:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!


by Noah

If this is how America's nightmare ends, the irony will be large. After all, what will Pat Robertson have to say? Will multiple poses of Stormy Daniels' visage end up on a future sheet of postage stamps? If so, the U.S. Postal Service will never have to worry about going bankrupt again. Mail service might even be restored to twice a day, or at least one delivery by 11:00am.

Will every town in every blue state have a Stormy Daniels Boulevard?

Will there be a Stormy Danials International Airport? If so, I hope it's Washington's current Reagan International Airport. That would be so much more appropriate. Airports should be named for someone who did something positive for their country, not usher in the economic destruction of the middle class.

In keeping with the postage stamp theme, how about a shiny new Stormy Daniels coin? I suggest a quarter that comes in $20.00 rolls. A limited edition $75.00 roll of Stormy Daniels 50 cent pieces might also be popular, although that's obviously not for everyone. And, just to be fair and balanced about all this, I propose a commemorative Donald Trump $1.00 roll of dimes.

Finally, how soon before Stormy becomes the most popular name for newborns in America?

16:16

Planning Meeting For Proposed West Cumbria Coal Mine Cancelled Again! New Date 30th May Mining Awareness +

Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

Dear Friends,

Just recieved word that the Planning Meeting has been cancelled again.  The new date is the 30th May.  Letter of notification from Cumbria County Council belowThe more people and groups that register to speak at this meeting the better chance we have of stopping the plan!

Planning Application 4/17/9007 Woodhouse Quarry

I am writing to let you know that the West Cumbria Mining Application for Woodhouse Quarry has now been deferred from the 18 April meeting.  The aim is for it now to be considered at the DCR meeting on 30 May.  Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you.

There is no need for you to register your request to speak at the 30 May committee again, as you have already indicated your intent for the earlier meeting.  However, please note that the deadline for your written information to be submitted to me will now be

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14:20

April 17th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #453 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

14:15

Tuesday April 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

14:04

Tucker Carlson: The Point of the Hannity Controversy Is About Hurting Trump and Anyone Close to Trump (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Tucker Carlson blasted liberal judge Kimba Wood for revealing in court that Sean Hannity was listed as one of Michael Cohens client.

Tucker Carlson: Michael Cohen was forced to hand over a list of his clients on a list to a judge. Among those on a list was our friend Sean Hannity in the hour after ours. Judge Kimba Wood ordered Hannitys identity revealed even though Hannity had specifically requested that his name remain private which is his right Keep in mind that Sean Hannity is a talk-show host. Hes not under investigation by anyone for anything. Who he hires as a lawyer and why is nobodys business. No judge has a right to violate his privacy or anybody elses. Those used to be the rules but the rules have changed. The point of the Russian investigation, you may have figured out, is not to find collusion. There was no collusion. Everybody knows that and everybody has always known that. The point is and was to hurt Trump and anyone close to Trump. And by the way its working.

Russia collusion was always a lie.
The media knows it.
The Democrats know it.
Deep State knows it.

The point of the investigation has always been to destroy President Trump and anyone who supported him.

It makes you wonder who is calling the shots in the Democrat Party today. Satan?

Via Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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DC Is Terrifying LewRockwell

Behind President Donald Trumps bluster and threats over Syria, powerful forces are pushing the US towards war with Russia and Syria: the neocons and the military industrial complex.

For a candidate who once proposed a normal relationship with Russia, just peace in the Mideast, and an end to Americas foreign wars Donald Trump is now hurtling towards a full-scale war with Russia and a new disaster in the Mideast.  Not since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis has the danger of nuclear war seemed to close.

While Trump fulminates about the alleged use of toxic gas in Syria, US B-1 and B-52 heavy bombers are flattening villages in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.

The bloodbath in Syria was ignited in 2011 by the US, Saudi Arabia and their allies in an effort to overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, who was failing to accept US tutelage and too friendly with Iran.   By my count, this was the third attempt by Washington to overthrow a Syrian government since 1948.

Believe very little of what we are told about Syria.  Trump threatens to again attack Syria because it is alleged to have used chlorine gas on anti-government defenders and civilians in the Ghouta enclave near Damascus. This may be true or a fabrication.

Much of our information on Syria comes from false flag outfits set up by western intelligence like the White Helmets and Syrian Observatory,  Britains once independent BBC, now a major organ for government information warfare, and the majority of US government guided mainstream media hankering for a Mideast war.

Interestingly, the reliable Israeli newspaper Haaretz just reported that Ronald Lauder, head of the World Jewish Congress, donated $1.1 million to a rabid American anti-Muslim group during the 2016 elections.

Lauder was joined by Robert Mercer, another leading far right Muslim-hater and Trump supporter.  Such religious/racial hatred will likely blow up in their faces one day when the anti-Muslim far right turns on Jewish Americans.

Israels government plans to fragment Syria, just as was done with Iraq.  This would eliminate the only remaining credible Arab state opposing Israels domination of the region and, equally important, allow Israel to begin expropriating chunks of Syria, notably water sources and pipeline routes.

Britain is trying to show the old lion still has some teeth. France used to be colonial ruler of todays Syria and wants to reassert its influence there.

The timing for Israel is ideal.  Trump may have been a Trojan Horse for US neocons.  He has named ardently pro-Israel figures to senior posts: the loathsome Nikki Haley to the UN;  the well-known crazy from Bush days, John Bolton, as National Security Advisor;  the notorious torturer madame, Gina Haspel, as new CIA chief and so on and nominated tea-party Mike Pompeo from darkest Kansas as Secretary of State of all people. The State Dept. has be...

Winter Is Coming LewRockwell

Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.  George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones

Reflect on what happens when a terrible winter blizzard strikes. You hear the weather warning but probably fail to act on it. The sky darkens. Then the storm hits with full fury, and the air is a howling whiteness. One by one, your links to the machine age break down. Electricity flickers out, cutting off the TV. Batteries fade, cutting off the radio. Phones go dead. Roads become impassible, and cars get stuck. Food supplies dwindle. Day to day vestiges of modern civilization bank machines, mutual funds, mass retailers, computers, satellites, airplanes, governments all recede into irrelevance.

Picture yourself and your loved ones in the midst of a howling blizzard that lasts several years. Think about what you would need, who could help you, and why your fate might matter to anybody other than yourself. That is how to plan for a saecular winter. Dont think you can escape the Fourth Turning. History warns that a Crisis will reshape the basic social and economic environment that you now take for granted.  Strauss & Howe  The Fourth Turning

Im always a little behind when it comes to popular TV, especially when the shows are on premium cable channels. Being cheap, Ive refused to pay for any premium cable channels, plus Ive spent much of my life on baseball fields and in hockey rinks, rather than watching TV. When my kids recently signed up for HBO Now, I finally got to watch The Sopranos, eleven years after its final episode aired. Now Im finally able to watch Game of Thrones, after it has been on the air for seven seasons. In the opening episodes I was impressed by the theme which permeates the series. Numerous characters stated Winter is Coming. I was immediately struck by the parallels with the Fourth Turning theory about the cyclical nature of our world.

The phrase Winter is Coming has multiple meanings in the context of Game of Thrones. First, it is the motto of House Stark, referring to their vigilance regarding dark times ahead. It is a manifestation, meaning one should always be prepared for the worst. As rulers of the North, the Starks were always ready for anything that could happen because eventually something wicked would come. Thus, winter is coming. Another meaning was related to the actual seasonal dynamic in the land of W...

Hurrah for Death LewRockwell

Over the weekend, President Trump celebrated firing more than 100 missiles into Syria by Tweeting, Mission Accomplished! They say if you cannot learn from history you are condemned to repeat it. So I guess we are repeating it.

We all remember that Mission Accomplished was the banner behind then-President Bush as he gloated aboard a US navy ship that the war in Iraq had been won. After his victory, however, some 4,000 US military personnel were killed, perhaps a million Iraqis were killed, and the countrys infrastructure and social fabric were so badly destroyed that they probably can never be repaired.

Actually, there is much about the US attack on Syria that reminds us of Iraq.

With Iraq, the US moved in to start bombing before international inspectors had completed their mission to verify whether or not Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Had they been allowed to complete their mission and verify that he did not, imagine the suffering, death, and destruction that could have been avoided. In Syria, the US decided to start bombing before the international inspectors were even allowed to start checking claims that Assad gassed his own people in Douma. Why? What was the rush? Was Washington afraid they might not find Assad guilty?

Who really benefits from US attacks on the Syrian government? There were reports that ISIS began making moves immediately after the air strikes. Do we really want to be al-Qaeda and ISISs airforce? Is that going to keep us safer? I remember when al-Qaeda was actually considered our enemy, not an ally in overthrowing the last secular government in the Middle East.

Will Syrias Christians be better off after the recent US attack? Just over a week ago Christians celebrated Easter in Aleppo for the first time in years. What changed? The Syrian army kicked out al-Qaeda, which had been occupying the eastern part of the city. So no, Christians will be much worse off if our moderate terrorists take control of Syria.

If Syria really had sarin and other chemical weapons factories, does it make sense for the US to bomb the buildings and risk killing thousands by widely disbursing the poisons? Does it make sense to risk killing Syrian civilians with chemical weapons in retaliation for allegations that the Syrian government killed civilians with chemical weapons? No, it seems more like the phony mobile WMD labs we were told that Saddam Hussein had constructed.

If the US knew S...

Drug Testing LewRockwell

The libertarian position on the drug war is simple, radical, and consistent. As I said in my lecture on Christianity, Libertarianism, and the Drug War:

There should be no laws at any level of government for any reason regarding the buying, selling, growing, processing, transporting, manufacturing, advertising, using, or possessing of any drug for any reason.

It is not the proper role of government to prohibit, regulate, restrict, or otherwise control what a man desires to eat, drink, smoke, inject, absorb, snort, sniff, inhale, swallow, or otherwise ingest into his mouth, nose, veins, or lungs.

The War on Drugs should and could be ended immediately and completely. All drug laws should be repealed, all non-violent drug offenders should be pardoned and released from prison, and all government agencies devoted to fighting the Drug War should be eliminated.

There should be a free market in drugs without any government interference, regulation, taxing, or licensing.

It is individuals, not government bureaucrats, who should decide what risks they are willing to take and what behaviors are in their own best interests.

A person should be free to live his live in any manner he chooses as long as his activities are non-violent, non-disorderly, non-disruptive, non-threatening, and non-coercive.

The heavy hand of government is not the solution to any problems resulting from drug abuse. The solution is to be found in family, friends, acquaintances, co-workers, physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, anti-drug organizations, treatment centers, religion, churches, and ministers.

A free society has to include the right of people to take risks, practice bad habits, partake of addictive conduct, engage in self-destructive behavior, live an unhealthy lifestyle, participate in immoral activities, and undertake dangerous actionsincluding the use and abuse of drugs.

Trafficking in drugs shouldnt be a crime any more than trafficking in bananas.

Does this mean that drug testing violates libertarian principles? Not necessarily. It depends on who is doing the drug testing and why they are doing it.

I have written about drug testing for welfare benefits and drug testing for unemployment benefits, but never about how drug testing relates to libertarianism.

Obviously, if the government shouldnt have any laws regarding drugs, then government drug tests are illegitimate as well. Now, if youre going to be the pilot of Air Force One, it is in the countrys best interests that you are not a drug user. But in this case, regular drug testing would simply be part of a health re...

Once Upon a Time, Long Ago LewRockwell

I wonder how many people, not just Americans but those in other countries, have come to the conclusion that the United States today is a less free and less aware society than the societies in the dystopian novels of the 20th century or in movies such as The Matrix and V for Vendetta. Just as people in the dystopian novels had no idea of their real situation, few Americans do either.

What are we to make of the extraordinary war crimes committed by the United States in the 21st century that have destroyed in whole or part seven countries, resulting in millions of dead, maimed, orphaned, and displaced peoples? Consider, for example, the latest Washington war crime, the illegal attack on Syria. Instead of protesting this illegality, the American media egged it on, cheering impending death and destruction.

During the entirety of the 21st century, Israel, Washingtons only allyas contrasted with the European, Canadian, Australian, and Japanese vassal states of Washingtons empirehas continued with Washingtons support, protection, and encouragement the genocide of the Palestinian people. Essentially, all that is left of Palestine is a getto concentration camp known as Gaza which is routinely bombed by Israel using weapons and money supplied by Washington. When a bombing of Gaza is announced, Gods Chosen People take their lawn chairs and picnics up on a hill overlooking Gaza and applaud as the Israeli military murders women and children. This is Americas only ally.

The crimes committed by the US and Israel are horrific, but meet with little opposition. In contrast, an alleged attack in which 70 Syrians are alleged to have died sets in motion the wheels of war. It makes no sense whatsoever. Israel routinely bombs Syrian targets, killing Syrians, and the US arms and supports the rebels that the Obama regime sent to overthrow Assad, resulting in large numbers of dead Syrians. Why all of a sudden do 70 Syrians matter to Washington?

According to the Washington authorities, or to the presstitutes reports of their statements, two or three alleged Syrian chemical weapons facilities were destroyed by Washingtons missile attack. Think about this for a minute. If Washington bombed or sent missiles into chemical weapons facilities, a vast cloud of lethal gas would have been released. The civilian casualties would be many times higher than the claimed 70 victims of Assads alleged and unsubstantiated chemical attack used as the pretext for the Trump regimes war crime against Syria. There is no evidence whatsoever of these casualties.

Had there been casualties, Washingtons attack would obviously be a far greater crime than the chemical attack that Washington used as cover for its own crime. Yet the American presstitutes are crowing over the lesson that America has taught Syria and Russia. Apparently, the American media consists of such immoral or moronic hirelings that the presstitutes are unable to comprehend that an a...

The Debt-as-Currency Era LewRockwell

Gold is the currency of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants, but debt is the money of slaves.

Norm Franz, Money and Wealth in the New Millennium

We are nearing the end of the debt-as-currency era.

This is quite a broad statement and, of course, since debt is the foremost currency of our day, it would be quite understandable if the reader were to regard such a prognostication to be utter nonsense.

Indeed, many would say that, without debt, the world couldnt function. Debt has always existed and always will. However, in eras past, debt often played a much smaller role, and those eras were marked by greater progress and productivity.

Were now living in the era of the greatest level of debt mankind has ever created. In fact, weve come to regard it as normal. Most governments are far beyond broke. And they wont be saved by confiscation or taxation, as their people and corporations are just as heavily in debt. For this reason, a collapse is inevitable. And, since the severity of a collapse is invariably directly proportional to the severity of the debt, when it arrives, it will be a collapse that eclipses all previous collapses.

The present uncontrolled level of debt is made possible through the ability of central governments to create more currency at will. And this is only possible through the existence of a currency that is fiat in naturethat has no inherent value.

Aristotle was right on the mark when he stated that for something to be appropriate as money, it must have intrinsic valueindependent of any other object and contained in the money itself.

The great majority of what passes for money today is digital, although, for daily use, paper currency is still widely used. But it must be said that paper currency is also fiat, having a far lower intrinsic value than the denomination printed on it.

In 1971, the US dollar went off the gold standardit ceased to be redeemable in precious metal. From that date on, it existed as a promise onlya promise from a government. (Promises from governments tend to be somewhat less redeemable than promises from, say, loan sharks or used-car salesmen.)

In time, the rest of the world followed. Today, no national currency is redeemable in anything that has intrinsic value.

Doug Casey has rightly called the dollar (since going off the gold standard) an I owe you nothing. Exactly correct. He also describes the euro as a Who owes you nothing? since no one country in the EU is responsible to redeem the euro with anything that possesses intrinsic value.

Its hoped by many today that cryptocurrencies will be the salvation of the s...

What Do We Know About Syria? LewRockwell

Anyone accepting facts or narratives from any interested party is being played.

About the only fact the public knows with any verifiable certainty about Syria is that much of that nation is in ruins. Virtually everything else presented as fact is propaganda intended to serve one of the competing narratives or discredit one or more competing narratives.

Consider a partial list of interested parties spinning their own narratives about events in Syria: (in no particular order)

1. The government of Syria

2. non-state groups in Syria

3. Turkey

4. Saudi Arabia

5. Iran

6. Jordan

7. The government of Iraq

8. non-state groups in Iraq

9. The Kurds

10. Hamas

11. Israel

12. Lebanon

13. The Gulf States

14. Russia

15. United States

16. European Union

17. United Kingdom

18. France

19. Germany

20. Italy

21. China

This doesnt exhaust the list of interested parties, of course, but it reflects the spectrum of competing parties pushing a narrative that supports their particular interests in Syria. These include neighboring countries, regional powers, global powers and consumers of Syrian energy exports.

Lets start by stating the obvious: the only way to gain any reasonably accurate contexts/assessments in Syria is to have intelligence-gathering assets on the ground. The situation is fluid and complex, and there is no one truth.

The only way to get any sort of handle on the military, political and social dynamics in Syria is to have access to the intelligence assessments and analyses of all the major players intelligence agencies.

In other words, the only way to get any sort of comprehensive understanding would be to have a WikiLeaks-type release of intelligence reports from all the players with assets on the ground and have a deep enough understanding of the history and culture of the region to make sense of the overlaps, conflicts, nuances and shades of truth presented in each of the intel reports.

Only by collating raw (unfiltered) intel gathered on the ground and high-level analysis by those directing the various interests campaigns could a reasonably accurate assessment be assembled.

Short of that, we know next to nothing. What are presented as facts are narratives designed to persuade us of the fidelity of the facts being presented and the rightness of the narrative supported by the presented facts.

If the facts arent designed to support a specific narrative, then theyre designed to undermine or discredit a competing narrative.

There are several ways to push a narrative: one is to present evidence&...

Trumps Fantasy in Syria LewRockwell

Do not believe a word you have heard from the Pentagon and the White House about the success of the cruise missile strikes on Friday last. A fraud is being perpetrated on the American people and the world at large. Frankly, General Mattis and General Dunford have dishonored themselves by going along with this charade.

If you could go to the CAOC (i.e., the Combined Air Operations Center) located at the Al Udeid Air Force Base in Qatar and speak to officers working for CENTCOM, you would hear a mixture of disgust, shock and anger from many over the Presidents claim of Mission Accomplished. And I am talking about people who have been supportive of President Trump. But Trump, with the sycophants at the Pentagon and the Joint Staff, has crossed a line into delusional thinking.

(By the way, heres a picture of the CAOC courtesy of the US Air Force Central Command.)

Why the discontent?

There are at least three sourcesFirst, the United States fully coordinated and deconflicted the attack in Syria with the Russians; Second, well over 50% of the TLAMs launched by the United States, France and Britain were shot down by air defense systems in Syria; and Third, the pundits (like retired General Jack Keane) and politicians who are insisting foolishly that Russia is a second rate military power and wont hit back.

Lets start with the first issue of coordination and deconfliction. We have been in daily contact with the Russians telling them where we are flying for almost three years. Who says so? The Associated Press:

FLYING THE UNFRIENDLY SKIES

A U.S.-led coalition has been bombing Islamic State-held territory across Syria, launching 24 strikes on Thursday alone, according to the U.S. militarys Central Command. The coalition includes some 60 countries, with some launching their own strikes into Syria. Russia is waging its own bombing campaign in support of President Bashar Assads forces, while the Syrian government has its own air force and air defense systems. That means a lot of aircraft are flying in a small airspace, which raises the danger for pilots. In November 2015, for instance, NATO member Turkey shot down a Russian jet fighter, nearly sparking an international conflagration.

To protect pilots, Moscow and Washington opened a so-called deconfliction line after Russia began its bombing campaign in September 2015. On the U.S. side, it is run out of the Combined Air and Space Operations Center at the vast al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar, which hosts the forward headquarters of U.S. Central Command. There, air traffic controllers and senior military officers are in contact with their Russian counterparts in Syria. They share coordina...

Saudi-Funded Jihadist Head Choppers LewRockwell

April 9th The Rush to War

I have never ruled out the possibility that Russia is responsible for the attack in Salisbury, amongst other possibilities. But I do rule out the possibility that Assad is dropping chemical weapons in Ghouta. In this extraordinary war, where Saudi-funded jihadist head choppers have Israeli air support and US and UK military advisers, every time the Syrian army is about to take complete control of a major jihadist enclave, at the last moment when victory is in their grasp, the Syrian Army allegedly attacks children with chemical weapons, for no military reason at all. We have been fed this narrative again and again and again.

We then face a propaganda onslaught from neo-con politicians, think tanks and charities urging a great rain of Western bombs and missiles, and are accused of callousness towards suffering children if we demur. This despite the certain knowledge that Western military interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya have had consequences which remain to this day utterly disastrous.

I fear that the massive orchestration of Russophobia over the last two years is intended to prepare public opinion for a wider military conflict centred on the Middle East, but likely to spread, and that we are approaching that endgame. The dislocation of the political and media class from the general population is such, that the levers for people of goodwill to prevent this are, as with Iraq, extremely few as politicians quake in the face of media jingoism. These feel like extremely dangerous times.

April 11th The Four Horsemen Gallop By

The media onslaught has moved past the attack in Salisbury by a weapon of mass destruction (quoting Theresa May) which could only be Russian, except that was untrue, and was extremely deadly, except that was untrue too. It now focuses on an attack by chemical weapons in Douma which could only be by the Russian-backed Assad regime, except there is no evidence of that either, and indeed neutral verified evidence from Douma is non-existent. The combination of the two events is supposed to have the British population revved up by jingoism, and indeed does have Tony Blair and assorted Tories revved up, to attack Syria and potentially to enter conflict with Russia in Syria.

The Russian attack in Salisbury is supposed to negate the not our war argument, particularly as a British policeman was unwell for a while. Precisely what is meant to negate the why on earth are we entering armed confrontation with a nuclear power argument, I do not know.

Saudi Arabia has naturally offered f...

Replacing the TSAs Waste of Time and Money LewRockwell

IN AMERICA AND ACROSS MUCH OF THE WORLD, the security enhancements put in place following the catastrophe of September 11, 2001, have been drastic and of two kinds: those practical and effective, and those irrational and pointless.

The first variety have taken place almost entirely behind the scenes. Comprehensive explosives scanning for checked luggage, for instance, was long overdue and is a welcome addition. Its the second variety, unfortunately that has come to dominate the air travel experience. Im talking about the frisking, X-raying, body scanning, and confiscating that goes on at thousands of concourse checkpoints across the globe activities that by and large waste our time, waste our money, and humiliate millions of us on a daily basis.

There are two fundamental flaws in our approach:

The first is a strategy that looks upon every single person who flies old and young, fit and infirm, domestic and foreign, pilot and passenger as a potential terrorist. That is to say, were searching for weapons rather than people who might actually use weapons. This is an impossible, unsustainable task in a system of such tremendous volume. As many as two million people fly each and every day in the United States alone. Tough-as-nails prison guards cannot keep knives out of maximum security cell blocks, never mind the idea of guards trying to root out every conceivable weapon at an overcrowded terminal.

The second flaw is our lingering preoccupation with the tactics used by the terrorists on September 11the huge and tragic irony being that the success of the 2001 attacks had almost nothing to do with airport security in the first place. As conventional wisdom has it, the 9/11 terrorists exploited a weakness in airport security by smuggling aboard box cutters. But conventional wisdom is wrong. It was not a failure of airport security that allowed those men to hatch their takeover scheme. It was, instead, a failure of national security a breakdown of communication and oversight at the FBI and CIA levels. What the men actually exploited was a weakness in our mindset a set of presumptions based on the decades-long track record of hijackings and how they were expected to unfold. In years past, a hijacking meant a...

Is There a Patriotic Duty To Pay More Tax? LewRockwell

In 1873 during the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, the government abolished its income tax.

Aside from a single episode in 1894, there would be no income tax in the United States of America for nearly 40 years.

It was during this period that the United States emerged as the largest, most powerful economy in the world.

And the country achieved this with no income tax. No inflation. And very little public debt.

Today its entirely different. The dollar has lost over 99% of its value since 1913.

And the US has accumulated more debt than any other nation in the history of the world.

Entitlement program costs are soaring. The US governments own figures estimate that the long-term funding gap for Social Security, Medicare, etc. exceeds $40 trillion. Many private estimates are several times that amount.

This is obviously concerning.

But whats even more concerning is the complete lack of care and attention this issue receives.

Politicians continue to spend money with a dangerous sense of entitlement.

They believe that since theyre America they can do whatever they want without consequences, as if the laws of the financial universe dont apply to the US.

And their judgment is clearly lacking.

They borrow money and go deeper into debt just to pay the interest on the amount they already owe.

And yet they continue to spend, often on the most wasteful and destructive things.

They throw money at failed programs. They hire armies of bureaucrats who make life more difficult for productive citizens.

They spend $2 billion just to build a website. Or a billion dollars to destroy $16 billion worth of surplus ammunition.

All of this is ultimately supported by taxes. Your taxes.

You see, the creditworthiness of any nation is underpinned by its ability to raise and collect taxes.

Its a very simple calculus: when your government goes into debt, YOU are the collateral.

Whether you realize it or not, whether you signed up for this obligation or not, youre on the hook. Youre the guarantor of your governments debt.

So are your children and grandchildren.

Remember this as youre standing in line at the post office to send off that annual tax return.

Were told, of course, that in a Democracy were supposed to express our opinions at the voting booth; if politicians dont do what wed like, we fire them and replace them with a new batch.

President Obama used to say frequently, Dont Boo. Vote.

Thats a catchy phrase for sure. But the reality is that voting i...

The Best Vegetables LewRockwell

By Dr. Mercola

Research has shown that the more vegetables you eat, the lower your risk of heart disease, with different types of vegetables protecting your heart through different mechanisms. Leafy greens, for example, have high amounts of nitrates that naturally boost your nitric oxide (NO) level.1 Cruciferous veggies, on the other hand, lower your risk of stroke and heart attack by promoting more supple neck arteries and preventing the buildup of arterial plaque.

In fermented cabbage, its the fiber content that helps lower blood pressure and improve blood sugar control, thereby lowering your risk of heart problems. Phytonutrients in sauerkraut also help promote easy blood flow and flexible blood vessels, and veggies rich in magnesium and quercetin also provide important heart benefits. Following is a summary of some of the top vegetable types for maintaining healthy heart function well into old age.

Nitrate-Rich Veggies Boost Heart Health and Lower Risk of Heart Attack

NO is an important biological signaling molecule that supports normal endothelial function and protects your mitochondria. A potent vasodilator, it also helps relax and widen your blood vessels, which improves blood flow. A recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,2 which followed nearly 1,230 seniors for 15 years, found that the higher an individuals vegetable nitrate intake, the lower their risk for atherosclerotic vascular disease (ASVD) and all-cause mortality.

According to the authors, These results support the concept that nitrate-rich vegetables may reduce the risk of age-related ASVD mortality. Research3 has also shown a diet high in vegetable nitrates helps prevent and treat prehypertension and hypertension (high blood pressure), and protects against heart attacks, courtesy of their NO-boosting power.

Vegetable nitrates should not be confused with the nitrates found in processed meats such as bacon, hot dogs, ham and other cured meats. Dietary nitrates can convert into either NO or nitrosamines, the latter of which are carcinogenic and should be avoided as much as possible....

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Is It News To Anyone That Trump Is Unfit To Be President? Anyone?? DownWithTyranny!




Here's the transcript of Sunday night's 20/20 interview by George Stephanopoulos of Jim Comey. As you know, Comeys much-anticipated book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, came out today. Shall I break it down to one sentence? "A person who sees moral equivalence in Charlottesville, who talks about and treats women like theyre pieces of meat, who lies constantly about matters big and small and insists the American people believe it, that persons not fit to be president of the United States, on moral grounds."

When Stephanopoulos asked him if he thinks Trump is unfit to be president, Comey answered "Yes... But not in the way I often hear people talk about it. I don't buy this stuff about him being mentally incompetent or early stages of dementia. He strikes me as a person of above-average intelligence who's tracking conversations and knows what's going on. I don't think he's medically unfit to be president. I think he's morally unfit to be president."

This morning Kellyanne Conway was on Good Morning America defending the indefensible, which is, after all, her job. She lied her way through the whole interview, mostly just calling Comey names. Trumpanzee and his Regime are on the warpath to discredit Comey even accusing him (and the FBI) of "many crimes." Hogan Gidley, a deputy White House press secretary was dispatched to Fox & Friends, scripted to tell the Trumpanzee base that "James Comey is a disgraced, disgruntled, discredited individual, fired from the FBI for lying and leaking, to completely go against everything he was put in power to do. Only in Washington, D.C., could a proven admitted liar and leaker be paraded around town as though he were the paragon of virtue. Its quite frankly disgusting."


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Joe diGenova Discusses James Comey, Scooter Libby and Trey Gowdy The Last Refuge

Interesting radio interview earlier this morning with Joe diGenova on WMAL.  Mr. diGenova discusses his review of the James Comey interview and at 12:30 of the audio he enlarges the discussion of Scooter Libby with an interesting perspective of Trey Continue reading

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WATCH=> GOP Lawmaker DESTROYS Comey, Hillary and McCabe From House Floor as He Lays Out Case For Second Special Counsel The Gateway Pundit

Earlier, Rep Lee Zeldin (R-NY) announced he would be leading a Special Order on the House Floor Monday night detailing a case for a second Special Counsel to be appointed to investigate Obamas FISA abuse.

Zeldin also wants to know how/why the Clinton probe ended and how/why the Trump-Russia investigation began.

GOP lawmaker Lee Zeldin went off on Hillary Clinton, Comey and McCabe Monday evening.

The DOJ and FBI used Hillarys phony dossier to spy on Trump yet we have a the same corrupt actors leading an investigation into the victim, Donald Trump.

Zeldin says the Trump-Russia probe began simply because Donald Trump won the election.

This video is a must watch. Zeldin puts everything out there for the public to see.

Zeldin even calls out the Uranium One scandal.

VIDEO:

In late February, Rep Lee Zeldin (R-NY) sent a letter to AWOL Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging him appoint a Special Counsel to investigate FISA abuses and how/why Hillarys probe ended and Trumps Russia probe began.

The letter reads (partial transcript):

As you know, evidence has come to light that raises serious concerns about decisions and activities by leadership at the highest levels of the DOJ and FBI regarding how and why the Clinton probe ended and how and why the Trump Russia probe began. Additionally, important questions have been raised with regards to FISA warrants targeting U.S. citizen Carter Page. We write you to urge you today to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate these decisions and activities.

Initially 13 GOP Reps total signed Zeldins letter.

In late March, Rep Lee Zeldin announced House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy both signed his letter demanding a second special counsel.

AG Sessions appointed a special prosecutor named John Huber to investigate Obamas FISA abuse.

U.S. Attorney John Huber was first appointed to his position by Barack Obama in 2015.

Rep. Lee Zeldin is correct. We need a second Special...

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No-Fly Zone bensozia

She fears something but can't say what.
She goes in reverse, mopping up her own tracks.
When she sleeps, it's always the same foggy night.

The dead have stopped knocking. No answer.
Their big cars hover along her block, engines
Idling, woofers pumping that relentless bass

Into the bones of her house. All night they pass
Bottles cinched in bags back and forth
Through open windows.

I want to wake her. Drag her by the gown
Down into the street where her parents
Are alive again, laughing like stoned teenagers

At some idiot joke. Look, I want to say,
The worst thing you can imagine has already
Zipped up its coat and is heading back
Up the road to wherever it came from.

Tracy K. Smith

12:00

Joe DiGenova on Comey: Single-Handedly Destroyed the FBI He Has to be Be Charged with Crimes and for Lying to Congress (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Former United States Attorney for the District of Columbia Joe DiGenova joined Sean Hannity on Monday night to discuss fired FBI Director James Comeys big Sunday night interview on ABC News.

DiGenova credited Comey with single-handedly destroying the esteemed Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Joe DiGenova: Americas dirty cop has destroyed the integrity, the reputation and the legitimacy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation single-handedly by his outrageous performance last night on ABC. It is inconceivable to me that anyone can now think that he performed a legitimate law enforcement function during the investigation of Hillary Clinton. And it is quite obvious that the dossier was a fake document. That it was absolutely purposely used illegitimately by senior officials at the FBI and the Department of Justice. Mr. Comey lied repeatedly last night. And regrettably, he lied to the FISA Court. He encouraged others to lie to the FISA Court. And regrettably, I think Mr. Comey has to be charged with crimes for falsely presenting information to a FISA Court and for apparently lying regularly to Congress.

Via Hannity:

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11:39

Democratic Senator Calls Out Party And Pelosi For Fundraising Off Fake News Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: A Democratic senator called out the national party for a fundraising with the misleading subject line special counsel Robert Mueller was about to be fired. Im so furious I can barely write this email, a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraising e-mail purportedly from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday. While the []

10:56

Fracking Has Brought the World to the Brink of Disaster DownWithTyranny!

From this video. The original graph contained global warming data through 2010 and predictions after that. The video author added the red dots, which show actual global warming data for 20112017. Note that the red dots are not just above all of the scenarios, including the "reference" or "no countermeasures" scenario. They're also above the 5%95% band of uncertainty around the reference scenario. In other words, in 2010 the authors of the study considered each recorded data point from 2011 to 2017 to be "highly unlikely" at the time the study was published, each one in the 5% least likely of outcomes.

by Gaius Publius

It's worth looking at two recent pieces from the climate front, not for what they say as their main points, but for two smaller points buried within them.

Two Degrees Warming Is a Ceiling, Not a Target

The first piece is by Jeffrey Sachs, writing in Canada's Globe and Mail. His main argument is that Canada should abandon its plans to build pipelines to carry doomed Alberta tar sands to market and build out a smart energy grid connected to the U.S. energy grid to leverage and store  both nation's renewable power capabilities.

About that, Sachs writes:
Oil seems to make politicians lose their bearings. The get-rich-quick mentality or too-much-to-lose thinking is very hard to overcome. Thus, two of Canadas most progressive leaders, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, have both doubled down recently on Alberta oil sands and the pipelines to carry them to world markets. Whether Kinder Morgans controversial Trans Mountain expansion through British Columbia is built, or the company steps away from the project, remains un...

10:44

Ingrahams Viewership Increases 20 Percent Since David Hoggs Boycott Weasel Zippers

Via Free Beacon: Fox News host Laura Ingrahams viewership has gone up by 20 percent since gun control activist David Hogg initiated a boycott of her advertisers late last month. Hogg went after Ingraham Angle advertisers on March 29, and that week Ingrahams ratings had averaged about 2.23 million, but last week she returned from []

10:42

Little boy with cerebral palsy recites Pledge of Allegiance Fellowship of the Minds

NFL players refuse to honor the Pledge of Allegiance, but a little boy with cerebral palsy does. FoxNews reports 5-year-old Jake Garza was born prematurely and has faced many health obstacles throughout his lifetime, including cerebral palsy a neurological disorder Continue reading

10:02

George Soros Judge Demands All Cohen Records Placed In Federal, Searchable, Database The Last Refuge

The Federal Judge, Kimba Wood, who is making decisions in the case against President Trumps attorney Michael Cohen, is the same person who officiated George Soros wedding. Go figure. Today Judge Kimba Wood demanded, in open court, that attorney Michael Continue reading

10:00

The Toxicity Of Donald Trump: One Of The GOP's Biggest Contributors Is Now Giving To Democrats DownWithTyranny!


Joe Ricketts' Ending Spending Fund was founded to help candidates with the primitive idea that federal budgets need to be "balanced," basically so that government could not engage in doing any good for citizens or for society at large. Spending creates national wealth, something conservative nincompoops like the Ricketts family refuses to understand. His PAC spent $804,319 attacking Bernie Sanders as well as millions in ads supporting reactionary losers Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Joe Heck (R-NV), Josh Mandel (R-OH), Richard Moudock (R-IN), Art Robinson (R-OR)-- the Mercer urine guru-- and Terri Lynn (R-MI). Their biggest expenditure was in 2012 when they spent about $10 million opposing Obama and supporting Romney. One of their big donors was Seth Klarman, who put $850,000 into the PAC.

That wasn't even Klarman's biggest contribution to right wing politics. He put $3,750,000 into the GOP SuperPAC, American Unity, which supported a long list of Republican losers like Judy Biggert (IL), Andrew Roraback (CT) Linda McMahon (CT), Nan Hayworth (NY), Richard Tisei (MA), Monica Wehby (OR), and Dan Innis (NH). They spent large sums attacking Zephyr Teachout (NY), Tammy Duckworth (IL), Bill Foster (IL), and Raul Ruiz (CA). Klarman spent another $500,000 on the Marco Rubio SuperPAC, Conservative Solutions, and hundreds of thousands more on right wing candidates, state committees and PACs. Like Paul Ryan, over and over and over. (So he didn't know?)

When he gave to Democrats, it was generally conservative Democrats like Joe Lieberman (CT), Kyrsten Sinema (Blue Dog-AZ), Adam Schiff (New Dem-CA), Doug Jones (AL), Stephanie Murphy, (Blue Dog-FL) Mark Warner (VA) and Steve Israel (Blue Dog-NY), as well as, more recently, to the DCCC itself.

Yesterday, Annie Lindskey, reporting for the Boston Globe wrote that Klarman is disappointed with the GOP and...

09:54

New York Times, WaPo Share Pulitzer For Unearthing Possible Ties Between Trump And Russia Weasel Zippers

They are literally getting awards now for reporting fake news and things that dont exist Via Twitchy: The winners of the Pulitzer Prize were announced Monday, so you can believe theres a lot of media coverage about who won what and a lot of self-congratulation on Twitter. The New York Times announced in a tweet []

09:25

California Rejects Federal Plan For National Guard Duties At The Border Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: California has rejected a preliminary federal plan for the states National Guard troops deployed to the border because it entails too much support for immigration enforcement, according to U.S. officials. Gov. Jerry Brown surprised many in California April 11 when he authorized 400 National Guard troops to join the 250 already assigned []

09:18

Federal Judge Who Rejected Trumps Request For a Restraining Order Over Materials Seized in FBI Raid Officiated George Soros Wedding The Gateway Pundit

Kimba Wood, the federal judge overseeing the Cohen-Trump case rejected Trumps request for a temporary restraining order on materials seized after KGB FBI agents raided Cohens properties. 

FBI agents raided Cohens home and office looking for dirt on Stormy Daniels and seized attorney-client privileged communications between Trump and Cohen.

On Friday, President Trump was officially granted intervention in the Cohen case.

Late Sunday night, President Trump opposed allowing the government to review materials seized by FBI KBG agents in their raid of Michael Cohens properties in a court filing.

Federal Judge Kimba Wood made her decision on Monday.

She rejected Trumps request for a temporary restraining order.

ABC reported:

A federal judge rejected a request from President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen for a temporary restraining order that would have kept federal prosecutors from reading files seized in raids last week.

Judge Kimba Wood said a government taint team can weed out privileged documents, but she left open the possibility an independent third party could play a role at a later time, in the interest of the perception of fairness.

I have faith in the Southern District prosecutors, that their integrity is unimpeachable, Wood said.

Her ruling came at the end of a hearing attended by Cohen and Stormy Daniels, who sat feet apart but did not appear to interact.

Hows this for a fun fact? The same federal judge who just rejected Trumps request for a temporary restraining order, officiated George Soros wedding in 2013.

It was a very intimate ceremony with only close family members in attendance.

Kimba Wood almost became the first female Attorney General during the Clinton administration in the early 90s.

Hillary Clinton hand-picked Kimba Wood to be on her list of nominees for Bill Clintons...

09:17

Dangers of Bushfires-Wildfires & Nuclear Business Mining Awareness +

Mining Awareness +

Bushfire Safety and Survival for Businesses and Organisations. http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/public/download.jsp?id=30936 Dear Customers from p. 19
From Bushfire Safety and Survival for Businesses and Organisations, p. 19: http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/public/download.jsp?id=30936
Bushfires in Australia are frequent events during the hotter months of the year, due to Australias mostly hot, dry climate. Each year, such fires impact extensive areas
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushfires_in_Australia
Radiant Heat Kills from a Distance www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/prepare_for_bushfire/be_bushfire_ready/be_bushfire_ready_app.jsp#step1
www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/prepare_for_bushfire/be_bushfire_ready/be_bushfire_ready_app.jsp#step1 50% Don't know in Bushfire area
See more here: http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/prepare_for_bushfire/be_bushfire_ready/be_bushfire_ready_app.jsp#step1

According to the South Australia Country Fire Service, nearly 1/2 of people living in bushfire prone areas dont understand the threat. This is apparently true of those proposing adding nuclear anything in Australia. For, in such a context, the risks of nuclear anything are clearly even higher than average. And, the solar potential in Australia is higher than average. The choice should be clear.
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09:00

FIGURES: Washington Post Wins Pulitzer for #FakeNews Russia Collusion Click-bait Garbage Can Reporting The Gateway Pundit

The Washington Post had quite a year publishing fake news after fake news on the pretend Russian Collusion crap sandwich.

In May 2017 WaPo ran a series of garbage reports on Russia For this they were given a Pulitzer?

The Washington Post got punked  in May when they posted a joke about Putin and Trump and ran it as a legitimate news report!

The DC paper has published screaming headline after headline that turn out to be complete trash.
Even the National Enquirer would be red-faced after at this point.

Its as if the WaPo will print anything for clicks.
Theyve become a click-bait site.

What a disgrace.

Here are the four completely inaccurate reports published by the Trump-bashing Washington Post last year.

1.) The Washington Post was completely off in their fake news reports on Comey asking for more funds to investigate Trump before he was fired.

The Washington Post reported that former FBI Director James Comey sought more resources for his Russia probe just days before he was fired by President Trump.

Too bad the story was complete garbage.

The Department of Justice refuted the report Wednesday saying Comey DID NOT ask Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein for more resourses for the Russian conspiracy probe.

2.) The Washington Post was wrong about Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein threat...

08:45

IN TRUMP WORLD, IS THERE ANYONE LEFT UNCORRUPTED? No More Mister Nice Blog

James Comey compares President Trump to a mobster, and Brian Beutler thinks it's an apt comparison.

I sat there thinking, Holy crap, they are trying to make each of us amica nostrafriend of ours. To draw us in, Comey writes. As crazy as it sounds, I suddenly had the feeling that, in the blink of an eye, the president-elect was trying to make us all part of the same family and that Team Trump had made it a thing of ours.

... Comeys epiphany is timely. Trumps political method mixes mass tribalism with the kind of mob-like conscription of notionally ethical elite individuals that Comey describes in his book. He used this method to co-opt and compromise Republicans in Congress during the election, and has used it as president to avoid congressional oversight and to discredit law enforcement officers investigating him. Those who resist his recruitment efforts, like Comey and a handful of elected GOP officials, get fired, or attacked, or driven out of political life.
I'd say that Trump isn't exactly like a mobster -- mobsters compel loyalty by threatening physical violence, not loss of tribal membership. Trump won't have that anonymous congressman killed if he starts denouncing Trump publicly the way he did privately to Erick Erickson -- he'll just see to it that the GOP electorate withdraws its support and ruins the congressman's career, with a lot of help from the right-wing media.

Beutler believes that Trump could terrorize major figures in D.C. for years to come.
And with the rule of law closing in on him from multiple directions now, he will use the same method in an attempt to save his presidency, even if it means permanently corrupting the political system of the United States....

What we know to a near certainty is that as the heat increases, Trump will try to enlist more and more people into this thing of his as his only means of political survivaland perhaps as his only means of sparing those friends of his from justice.

He will extort support from the ranks of Republican officialdom, which may already be too tainted by allegiance to Trump to credibly sever ties with its criminal leader.

Most corrosively, he will conscript more and more of his supporters into the ethical netherworld of Trumpism, convincing millions of Americans to scoff at ethics and law, and serve instead as a human-political shield around him, so that he cant be removed from office. This process would serve to normalize his gangster ethic across large swaths of the country, among a radicalized pro-Trump cohort that will be around to poison civic life in America long aft...

08:43

Trey Gowdy Requests IG Horowitz Appearance Before House Oversight Committee May 8th, 2018 The Last Refuge

House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy has requested the appearance of DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz on May 8th, 2018: (Committee Link pdf LINK HERE) Hopefully, this is not cause for alarm.  However, given the history Continue reading

08:40

Comey: Possible But Unlikely That Trump Is Compromised By Russia Weasel Zippers

Its also possible that Comey isnt an egomaniac. Oh wait, no, it isnt. Via Daily Caller: Former FBI Director James Comey says it is possible though unlikely that President Donald Trump has been compromised by the Russian government. Comey provided the assessment in an interview with ABC News George Stephanopoulos that aired Sunday night. Do []

08:28

Hillary pedophile-cannibal video is said to have been leaked to Dark Web Fellowship of the Minds

The Alternative Media is abuzz with chatter that the long-rumored Hillary Clinton pedophile-cannibal video has been leaked on the Dark Web. Note: The dark web is that part of the World Wide Web (www) which is encrypted and requires special Continue reading

08:25

OAN Reporter in Syria Finds No Evidence of Chemical Weapon Attack in Douma The Gateway Pundit

Pearson Sharp of One America News obtained exclusive access to where the chemical attack was alleged to take place in Douma and is reporting and that after interviewing dozens of people, the consensus by residents is that the incident was staged by the rebels to help them escape.

The stunning on the ground report asserts that they spoke with approximately ten residents about a block away from where the attack was said to have happened and not a single person heard anything that day.

Additionally, the crew visited a rebel headquarters that had been held by Jaish al-Islam until recently.

I got to go down and I explored some of the tunnels in the area. I walked through some of the rooms where they were making weapons weapons manufacturing. There were entire rooms filled with mortars and they were stacked from floor to ceiling. Its shocking to see how much weaponry the terrorists had piled up in that area, Pearson said.

Next, the investigative team went to a nearby square where what appeared to be a Syrian relief convoy was handing out necessities such as food, water and clothing. He estimated that the line to receive aid was at least a thousand people long. Pearson picked dozens of random people to speak to in the line.

I went up random people. I know that there is a lot of concern from people that the residents being interviewed are plants that they are Russian operatives or staged interviews, Pearson said. No one came up to us, and we interviewed probably 30 or 40 people throughout the town. Consistently not one person in the entire town, that we talked, to said that they had seen or heard anything about a chemical attack.

Many of those he spoke to claimed that they were very close by when the attack was said to have happened. One man that he spoke to asserted that he was within 50 meters of the site at the time and did not see any unusual activity.

All of them told me that it was staged by the rebels who were occupying the town at that time. They said that it was a fabrication, that it was a hoax, and when I asked them why they told me that it was because the rebels were desperate and they needed a ploy to help get the Syrian Army off their backs so that they could escape, Pearson reported.

Pearson repeatedly reiterated that this was not his opinion or propaganda, but rather what he was told by residents on the...

08:24

Dem Congressman Calls for Fox News to Fire Sean Hannity The Gateway Pundit

As the media continuously foams at the mouth screaming about how President Donald Trump is a threat to the media, a Democratic lawmaker is now directly calling for Fox News to fire Sean Hannity.

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.)

During an appearance on CNN on Monday, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) called for Hannity to be fired for being represented by Michael Cohen and reporting on things that he does not like.

I think he is so into this like a pig in the mud he cant get out of it. And I think he deserves to be fired. His word can never again be trusted, Connolly said on CNN.

Connolly claimed during his attack on free press that Hannity having the same lawyer as Trump is a big stain on Hannity and Fox News.

The real issue however, seemed to be the fact that Hannity covers things and asks questions about issues that make Connolly uncomfortable. The congressman cited the fact that Hannity has repeatedly asked questions about the unsolved murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich.

Hannity tweeted that he has never formally been represented by Cohen in any legal proceedings or paid him any fees.

 

Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter.  I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees.  I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective, Hannity tweeted. I assumed those conversations were confidential, but to be absolutely clear they never involved any matter between me and a third-party.

...

08:23

Unauthorized DisclosureEpisode 12: U.S. Media Loves War More Than They Hate Trump Shadowproof

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President Donald Trump and the Pentagon once again launched strikes against Syria to send a message to President Bashar al-Assad after an alleged chemical attack. This is all the Trump administration planned, and a review of media coverage of the strikes reveals a press hungry for more war.

In this weeks episode, Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola address the madness around Syria and this latest round of military strikes.

What Ive learned is our news media loves war more than they hate Donald Trump, Khalek said. Most of their coverage is anti-Trump, but as soon it comes to Syria, Trump has to go to war in Syria and maybe go to war in Russia. In fact, if he wants to prove to us he is not a tool of the Kremlin, then he has to go to war in Syria.

On the insanity, she further comments on the Jaysh al-Islam militants in Douma, where the alleged chemical attack took place.

We have seen a pattern, where whenever insurgent groups are on the verge of defeat they try to do their best to provoke outside intervention.

Khalek and Gosztola use the weeks episode to offer a context for recent events in Syria that is virtually ignored by most U.S. media outlets. They simply do not cover the war as two-sided, with descriptions of the brutality of militias against Syrians appearing alongside allegations of war crimes against the Syrian government.

Several Democrats appeared to be livid when Trump launched strikes without coming to them for permission, even though they were openly supportive of launching missiles at Damascus to send a message.

It is unclear what the legal basis was for the strikes. Presuming it was the 2001 Authorized Use for Military Force (AUMF), this outdated document was abused by President Barack Obamas administration. The Trump administration twisted it to apply to U.S. military support for a war in Yemen. At no point, especially when Democrats had a majority, did the Democratic Party make this an important issue to resolve so war-making powers of the Executive Branch were restrained.

Gosztola argued it is the Democrats who bear the most responsibility because they decided not to put any constraints on Obama when he was president so were in this mess.

Later in the show, Gosztola and Khalek set their sights on a few media pundits and skewer their commentary on Syria.

Listen to the show.

[*Note: The episode was recorded in the morning on April 13, before Trump launched strikes. Nonetheless, most of the episode contains poi...

08:20

Gowdy: Comey Is Criticizing Trump Because He Got Fired. Weasel Zippers

.@TGowdySC: "The reason [@Comey] wrote his book is because he got fired, not because he thinks President @realDonaldTrump is untethered from the truth, not because President Trump's ties are too long, not because he thinks he wears tanning bed goggles. It's because he got fired." pic.twitter.com/SDCDZ6gpfZ Fox News (@FoxNews) April 16, 2018

08:13

FEC Hit With Lawsuit Over Ignoring Civil Complaint Accusing Hillary, DNC in $84 Million Money Laundering Scheme The Gateway Pundit

According to a lawsuit filed Monday, Hillary Clintons camp and the DNC are being accused of using state chapters as strawmen to launder approximately $84 million in an effort to evade campaign donation limits and the Federal Election Commission ignored complaints exposing this corruption, Fox News reported.

This is the SECOND FEC complaint against Hillarys camp for finance violations, so wheres the FBI raid of Hillary Clinton and her lawyers?

Fox News reported:

The Committee to Defend the President (CDP), a political action committee formally known as Stop Hillary PAC, filed its complaint with the FEC in December 2017 with the claims that the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) solicited cash from big-name donors, and allegedly sent that money through state chapters and back to the DNC before ending up with the Clinton campaign.

As first reported by Fox News at the time, the CDP alleges in its complaint that about $84 million was funneled illegally from the DNC through state party chapters and back into the war chest of the Clinton campaign. The political action committee claims that even though the FEC acknowledged receipt of the complaint and claimed that an investigation would be conducted, the needle has barely moved.

The Clinton machine has escaped accountability for its illegal practices for far too long, Ted Harvey, CDP chairman, said to Fox News. After months of review, the FEC has refused to address the Clintons $84 million money laundering scheme that violated several campaign finance laws.

CDP counsel Dan Backer points to a SCOTUS case that first recognized this exact practice as illegal.

CDP counsel Dan Backer said the scheme was a flagrant violation of a Supreme Court ruling that determined such moves were illegal and broke FEC campaign contribution rules which state that an individual can contribute only $2,700 directly to a presidential campaign.

[SCOTUS] first recognized these practices were illegal when it ruled in a 2014 case involving Shaun McCutcheon, a businessman and electrical engineer from suburban Birmingham, Ala., who created the Conservative Action Fund PAC. McCutcheon filed suit against the FEC challenging federal campaign contribution limits. It was Backer wh...

08:00

Ed Schultz: MSNBC Fired Me for Supporting Bernie Sanders, They Were in the Tank for Hillary Clinton Weasel Zippers

Via Free Beacon: Ex-MSNBC host Ed Schultz in a recent interview ripped his former network as in the tank for Hillary Clinton and suggested he was fired in 2015 because of his support for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.). Schultz, who now anchors a show on RT, told National Reviews Jamie Weinstein in an an []

07:43

California Lawmakers Want To Limit Gun Raffles Benefitting Conservation Efforts Weasel Zippers

Raffles for carbon credits arent selling any tickets. Via The Resurgent: A newly-introduced bill in the California legislature would severely cripple conservation efforts in the Golden State if passed. AB 3199, which would amend how firearms are transferred, would limit gun raffles hosted by nonprofits to three a year under this proposed bill. Prominent wildlife []

07:29

Denial and Mass Hysteria: The Liberal Loses It by Arthur D. Robbins Dandelion Salad

by Arthur D. Robbins Writer, Dandelion Salad Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained April 16, 2018 If one had wanted to create a psychosocial experiment to study the liberal political mentality, one could not have come up with a better solution than to have Donald Trump follow Barack Obama as president of the United States: one a []

07:11

Soup-to-Nuts Smart Take on Big Picture of Inspector General Report of Andrew McCabe The Last Refuge

A very good overall review of the Office of Inspector General report into the conduct of former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is provided by Twitter writer NameRedacted7. CTH is sharing the extensive review below with some minor editorial adjustments to Continue reading

06:55

WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: Sexual McCarthyism The Gateway Pundit

By Wayne Allyn Root

The Special Counselor is sex obsessed. You cant impeach a president over his private sex life. Having affairs isnt a crime. The American people dont care. The prosecutor is over-reaching. The American people elected our president based on his politics, not his personal life. They dont care about his sex life. This is Sexual McCarthyism. The special prosecutor is a sex pervert. He is jealous of the president. This is a political and sexual witch-hunt.

Yes, these charges all apply to Robert Mueller. But Ive heard all of this before. Every charge above came direct from the liberal playbook defending President Bill Clinton from the Ken Starr investigation. I was there. Im a witness. Every liberal friend and colleague I knew back in 1998 used these exact words. They all called Ken Starr a sex pervert and branded his investigation of Bill Clinton a sexual witch-hunt based on partisan politics.

But it wasnt just average everyday liberals who cried sex pervert. It was liberal celebrities and high-profile Democrat politicians too. I know. I was a regular guest on Bill Mahers Politically Incorrect on ABC TV back in the late 1990s. I debated about the Bill Clinton-Ken Starr investigation nonstop. Liberal celebs called Ken Starr a sex pervert. They said he had no right to politicize our presidents sex life and make it into an impeachable crime.

But wait, it gets better. The Village Voice was New York Citys famous newspaper for the liberal gay community. Their headline in 1998 about the Ken Starr investigation was Sexual McCarthyism. So, liberals in 1998 compared an investigation into a presidents sex life by a special prosecutor, to the Senator McCarthy witch-hunt of the 1950s.

Now lets compare Bill Clintons sex scandal with President Trumps. Clintons scandal was the peoples business. It was worthy of an investigation. Clinton had sex while being paid by taxpayers, while in the White House. Clinton had sex with a White House intern, in the oval office. Then he lied about it under oath. He did commit crimes. Clintons sex with an intern would today be called sexual assault. The liberal feminist #metoo movement would demand impeachment. Ken Starrs investigation was certainly warranted.

Today Robert Mueller has turned an investigation of Russian Collusion that never happened into a sexual witch-hunt. This truly is Sexual McCarthyism. Mueller has even destroyed attorney-client privilege with a raid on Trumps lawyers office, home and hotel suite to investigate possible affairs with Stormy Daniels and Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, and Tru...

06:42

Young People Sue Florida GOP Governor To Force Action On Climate Change Weasel Zippers

Shockingly, funded by an out-of-state group. Via The Hill: A group of young people on Monday sued Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to force him to take action on climate change. The group of eight young Florida residents represented by Oregon-based Our Childrens Trust sued Scott to demand that the state begin working on a court-ordered, []

06:39

FOX NEWS: Justice Department IG Horowitz Asked To Testify As Clinton Probe Report Looms The Gateway Pundit

Fox News reports that the month of May could be shaping up to be an important one for Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. 

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz expects his wide-ranging report on the FBI and DOJs handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe to be finished next month and has been asked to testify before the House oversight committee on May 8, according to letters reviewed by Fox News.

Horowitz addressed the timing in a letter to Senator Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

He wrote that the report, which began in January 2017 with bipartisan support, has been extended due to potentially important additional information and documents that recently came to our attention, and the interviews they have required us to conduct. Horowitz continued, my expectation is that we will issue our report in May, absent any new developments.

As reported by NBC News, the Inspector General found that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lacked candor on multiple occasions, violated the dept.s media policy and constituted misconduct.

Fox News has more:

The report, handed over to Congress on Friday and obtained by Fox News, looked at a leak to The Wall Street Journal about the FBIs probe into the Clinton Foundation. The report says McCabe misled investigators about leaks and did so in a way that di...

06:15

Biden Says Hes Still Considering 2020 Run Against Trump Weasel Zippers

Via Raw Story: Former Vice President Joe Biden said hes not ruling out a 2020 U.S. presidential bid against Donald Trump and will likely come to a decision by the end of the year. Speaking with MSNBC Sunday, the Delaware Democrat said hes still analyzing what other potential challengers the party may produce to face Trump []

06:00

Ryan Can't Save The GOP-- Can He Save His Own Political Future? DownWithTyranny!


Truth-telling counts for nothing at all in DC; it's all about working within a narrative, positioning, marketing. When he announced he was bailing, Paul Ryan looked into the camera and, as he so often does, lied. He said he's certain the Republicans would hold the House majority. Quite the contrary-- like most Republicans who have lost their facility for political thought, Ryan knows there is virtually no chance the Republicans won't be a shriveled minority in 2019.

And only Inside the Beltway are people still talking about a close election-- like 25 lost seats. one being in southeast Wisconsin. The Republicans have lost the independents. They can't win in swing districts; they can't even win in districts that lean Republican. All the savvy non-Beltway political pros are betting they'll lose between 50 and 75 seats. Some say 80. And the most daring say if the DCCC would just sit still and stop interfering, Democrats could take close to 100 seats.

Former NRCC chairman Tom Davis of Virginia is a straight shooter. He told Roll Call that Ryan's retirement is "reminiscent of the rats leaving the ship, you know? The model for Gingrich, the model for Hastert, is you run for re-election and then you resign because youre urging members to run and you run yourself. Paul has certainly earned the right to retire But as the team leader-- you dont want the captain leaving the ship." Immediately after Ryan announced he's leaving, Dennis Ross (R-FL) announced he was jumping ship as well.

Name a category of bribe givers to Congr...

05:58

BREAKING: Sean Hannity Responds After Deep State Alleges He Was Michael Cohens 3rd Client The Gateway Pundit

Sean Hannity responded to yet another attack from the Deep State Monday alleging he was Michael Cohens 3rd client.

The New York Post:

The mysterious third client of President Trumps embattled personal lawyer Michael Cohen was revealed Monday as Fox News host Sean Hannity.

Cohen was ordered to appear in court by Judge Kimba Wood and cough up Hannitys name as part of the investigation into $130,000 in hush money Cohen paid to porn star Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had an affair with Trump in 2006.

Cohen fought against having to reveal the confidential list all of three clients as part of a bid to block the feds from reviewing documents that could be protected under attorney-client privilege.

His lawyer Steve Ryan argued in vain that the unnamed third client is a publicly prominent individual who didnt want to be associated with the ongoing investigation into Cohens business dealings.

Sean Hannity said on his radio show Monday he has never retained Michael Cohen, never paid Cohen and Cohen has never represented him. He only asked Cohen for advice.

Sean Hannity sent out tweets as well addressing the Cohen drama.

Hannity tweeted: Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter. I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees. I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions a...

05:45

Palestinian TV: The Holocaust Is A Lie Perpetrated By Jews In Collusion With Hitler Weasel Zippers

Da Joooos! The Holocaust was a lie made real by Jews who colluded with Adolf Hitler in order to bring settlers to Palestine, a Palestinian political analyst has claimed. The incredible, untested assertion was made by Hani Abu Zeid the day before Israel marked its annual Holocaust Remembrance Day when the country pauses to remember []

05:37

GOP Lawmaker to Hold Special Order on House Floor Tonight Detailing Case For Second Special Counsel to Investigate Obamas FISA Abuse The Gateway Pundit

Rep Lee Zeldin (R-NY) just announced he will be leading a Special Order on the House Floor Monday night at 7 PM EST detailing a case for a second Special Counsel to be appointed to investigate Obamas FISA abuse.

Zeldin also wants to know how/why the Clinton probe ended and how/why the Trump-Russia investigation began.

At the time of this publication, 5 Freedom Caucus members are confirmed speakers for Monday nights Special Order on the House floor.

Rep. Lee Zeldin tweeted: Tonight, sometime in 7PM hour, Ill be leading a Special Order on House Floor, joined by other Members, detailing case for a 2nd Special Counsel to be appointed re FISA Abuse, how/why Clinton probe ended & Trump-Russia probe began.

5 Freedom Caucus members will be joining Zeldin: Confirmed Speakers for tonights Special Order on House Floor detailing case for 2nd Special Counsel include @RepMarkMeadows @Jim_Jordan @RepMattGaetz @RepTenney & @replouiegohmert. Stay tuned for further updates & watch live sometime in 7PM hour

05:36

Syria - Pentagon Hides Attack Failure - 70+ Cruise Missiles Shot Down Moon of Alabama

The U.S. military seems to hide that its attack on Syria last Saturday largely failed. We checked the numbers and sources and said so in our weekly review published yesterday. This post is extending yesterday's analysis. The U.S. attack on...

05:22

Former FBI Assistant Director Rips James Comey Over Salacious ABC Interview The Gateway Pundit

Former FBI Assistant Director Ron Hosko isnt too happy with fired bureau Director James Comey. In an interview with the Daily Caller, Hosko lays out why he thinks the sit-down will end up making the job of current FBI Director Christopher Wray more difficult. 

Former FBI director James Comeys nearly five-hour interview with ABC News George Stephanopoulos is raising concerns among veteran members of the FBI, three veterans tell The Daily Caller.

Im troubled by the timing of the book and some of the content that has been reported because I think it diminishes him former assistant director of the FBI Ron Hosko tells TheDC. Hosko took particular exception with Comeys detailed description of President Donald Trumps appearance, including his likely use of tanning goggles, his hand size, and the length of his ties.

To me that kind of salacious commentary diminishes Jim Comey, raises more questions about his true desire here, Hosko continued. He added that Comey is a carrier of the FBI brand and is making the job of current FBI Director Wray much more difficult.

Director Wray would rather be answering questions on the FBIs current work, its mission, priorities, and challenges rather than having this rather cloud on his horizon, questions about Jim Comey. Hosko also warned that Comeys animus to the President displayed in the interview would stoke accusations that a deep state is attempting to undermine Trump and his administration.

As it turns out, Comeys own friend isnt impressed with the fired FBI Director, either.

In an interview with CNNs Ana Cabrera on Monday, Comey pal and former federal prosecutor Walter Mack, bashed A Higher Loyalty, over its salacious details.

MACK: I would say the first thought when I watched that last night was where was his staff? where wer...

05:17

Islam Critic Reports Threat By Muslim Fanatic To Facebook Gets Banned Weasel Zippers

Facebook has banned Frontpage Editor and Glazov Gang host Jamie Glazov for seven days. Jamies crime is posting/reporting on his Facebook page a physical threat that was made to him personally on his FB page by a member of the Religion of Peace. On Saturday, April 14, 2018, a certain Muhammad Irfan Ayoub started commenting []

05:02

McCabe, Hillary And The Steele Dossier: Excellent Questions ABCs George Stephanopoulos Failed To Ask James Comey The Gateway Pundit

On Monday, the Wall Street Journals Kimberley Strassel tweeted out a list of excellent questions that ABCs George Stephanopoulos failed to ask fired FBI Director James Comey during an interview that aired Sunday. 

A few questions @Comey should have been askedbut wasnt, began Strassel.

You repeatedly note the source of the dossier (Steele) was credible. Does the FBI routinely view as credible sources hired by political operatives? You say Steele had a track record but did fact he was now working for politicalsin an election yearnot concern you?

Did you know Mr. Steele had been hired by Fusion GPS? Did FBI do any due diligence on Fusion, and discover its long record of being hired to dirty the reputations of its clients political foes? If not, why not?

05:01

Quase tudo o que voc sabe sobre a miditica operao que prendeu 159 milicianos est errado The Intercept

A polcia chegou na festa na madrugada de 7 de abril, quando a casa de shows estava lotada. Santa Cruz, Zona Oeste do Rio de Janeiro, de onde as milcias partiram, em meados dos anos 1990, para dominar a cidade e se tornar uma fora mais potente do que as histricas faces do trfico de drogas. Formadas por policiais, bombeiros, vigilantes, agentes penitencirios e militares, fora de servio ou ainda na ativa, elas dominam bairros inteiros e, alm de atuar no trfico, cobram tambm por servios como gs, luz, televiso a cabo, vans do transporte alternativo e proteo.

Na ao daquela madrugada, os agentes mataram quatro pessoas ainda do lado de fora da festa. Os tiros causaram pnico e correria. Ao entrar, mandaram todas as mulheres embora, ordenaram que os homens deitassem no cho, de bruos e sem camisa. Poucas horas depois, imagens de nibus cheios de jovens tranquilos e sem algemas j estavam nos jornais matinais de TV. Sem qualquer questionamento. A Polcia Civil acabou com a festa da milcia.  noite, foi destaque no Jornal Nacional. Sem investigao prpria, o programa decretou: Bandidos que fazem parte da principal milcia do Rio aproveitavam a noite em um stio, em Santa Cruz, na Zona Oeste da cidade.

O secretrio de Segurana Pblica do Rio, o general Richard Nunes, nomeado pela interveno militar federal, estava contente. Em uma entrevista coletiva, ele disse:

Essa uma semana muito exitosa para a segurana pblica do nosso estado. A interveno federal comea a apresentar resultados positivos. Foram diversas apreenses, diversas operaes bem sucedidas e essa, sem sombra de dvida, foi a mais exitosa.

difcil saber o que o general acredita ser exitoso. Fato que a maior operao contra as milcias j feita no Rio de Janeiro foi apenas mais um show para a televiso, como tem sido a interveno. A polcia no prendeu 159 milicianos. A polcia entrou em uma festa promovida por uma estao de rdio, com ingresso, anncio nas redes, pulseirinha e prendeu indiscriminadamente todos os homens que nela estavam.

O que menos h, entre os presos, so milicianos: talvez uma dzia, ainda no se sabe. Pior: h suspeitas de que o chefe de uma quadrilha estivesse no local. Se realmente estava, Wellington da Silva Brag...

05:00

California Backtracks: Refuses President Trumps Request To Deploy National Guard Along Border The Gateway Pundit

As previously reported by Gateway Pundit, California governor Jerry Brown initially agreed to President Trumps plan of deploying the National Guard along the swiss-cheese like border between California and Mexico which resulted in rare praise from the President on Twitter:

President Trump thanked Governor Jerry Brown for sending the National Guard to the California-Mexico border. Despite Gov. Brown agreeing to accept federal funds and add about 400 troops, Brown asserted that the deployed troops will only be used to support operations targeting transnational criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers and not be used for enforcing federal immigration laws. Also in his statement, Gov Brown stated, This will not be a mission to build a new wall. It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life.

Well, it looks like what we speculated would happen did happen as legislators in the state have now refused the National Guards presence because it is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement.

More Via ABC News10:

Troops will not be allowed to fix and repair vehicles, operate remotely-controlled surveillance cameras to report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, operate radios and provide mission support, which can include clerical work, buying gas and handling payroll, the state reportedly told federal officials. State insiders with knowledge of the talks spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter. []

Evan Westrup, a spokesman for the governor, did not immediately answer detailed question about Californias rejection of specific guard duties.

Talks between U.S. and California officials about the duties the California troops would perform soured Friday and over the weekend after state authorities told federal officials that they would not participate in vehicle maintenance and the other jobs outlined for an initial phase across the border in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, the U.S. officials said. The other border-state governors all Republicans have openly embraced Trumps plans.

The states position infuriated some fe...

04:59

Winnie Mandela the Tallest of All Black Agenda Report

Winnie Mandela the Tallest of All

glen Tue, 04/17/2018 - 00:29

South African freedom fighter Winnie Mandela, who passed away this month at age 81, will outlive in her glory and marvel many of the presidents weve had since 1994, said Ronnie Kasrils, the former chief of intelligence of both the African National Congress and the post-apartheid South African government. She will outlive all of the leaders, barring Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo and Chris Hani. Kasrils spoke on The Real News Network.

04:55

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs: Who Is Kimberly Breier? [News - AllGov]

President Donald Trump on March 5, 2018, announced a new leader for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Kimberly Breier, considered a moderate Republican, has extensive experience in U.S. policy toward Latin America. Since June 2017, she has served as Western Hemisphere member of the Office of Policy Planning in the State Department. If confirmed by the Senate, Breier would succeed Roberta S. Jacobson, who served from 2012 until 2016, when she was appointed ambassador to Mexico.

 

Born September 12, 1972, to William and Suzanne Healey, Kimberly Healey Breier graduated Marblehead High School in Marblehead, Massachusetts, in 1990. She went on to earn a B.A. in Spanish at Middlebury College in 1994 and an M.A. in Latin American Studies at Georgetown University in 1997.

 

Breiers first career job was as director of the North American Committee at the now-defunct National Policy Association, a pro-business think tank, from September 1997 to September 1999.

 

She then spent six months, September 1999 to February 2000, at the National Endowment for Democracy, a Washington D.C-based quasi-governmental organization funded by the U.S. that tries to influence politics in foreign countries toward a more pro-U.S. tilt.

 

Breier began more than a decade of public service for the U.S. Government intelligence community as senior political analyst for Latin America from March 2000 to January 2005. She produced written and oral briefs for policymakers in both the executive branch and the U.S. Senate covering several Latin American countries.

 

Breier went to work for the George W. Bush White House in January 2005, serving as director for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the National Security Council through June 2006. She served as director for Mexico and Canada, director for Brazil and the Southern Cone, and interim director for the Andean region.

 

In January 2007, she became the senior political analyst for a key Middle Eastern country until May 2009, when she was promoted to manager and worked on creating and running what she describes as the first-ever analytic tradecraft team covering a high-profile country in the Middle East.

 

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04:48

Protesters Pack Into Philadelphia Starbucks For Second Day, Chant Store Is Anti-Black Weasel Zippers

Update to this story. Via Fox News: Protesters on Monday packed a Philadelphia Starbucks the site where two black men were arrested after store employees called police to say they were trespassing, sparking a days-long controversy. More than two dozen protesters crowded the store and chanted Starbucks coffee is anti-black. This is what systemic []

04:46

WWIII: Putin Warns That Future Strikes In Syria Will Result In Global Chaos The Gateway Pundit

After a chaotic weekend that began with President Trump authorizing a strike on Syria after Bashar al-Assads alleged use of chemical weapons, President Putin warned Monday warned that further would result in global chaos and put a significant nail in the coffin of international relations.

Putin admonished the Western nations that took part in the US-lead Syria strike during a telephone call alongside Hassan Rouhani. A subsequent statement by the Kremlin read, Vladimir Putin, in particular, stressed that if such actions committed in violation of the U.N. Charter continue, then it will inevitably lead to chaos in international relations.

More Via NewsHub:

The bombings, hailed by US President Donald Trump as a success but denounced by Damascus and its allies as an act of aggression, marked the biggest intervention by Western countries against Assad and ally Russia.

Mr Putins comments were published shortly after Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov struck a more conciliatory note by saying Moscow would make every effort to improve political relations with the West.

When asked whether Russia was prepared to work with the proposals of Western countries at the UN, Ryabkov told TASS news agency: Now the political situation is extremely tense, the atmosphere is extremely electrified, so I will not make any predictions.

We will work calmly, methodically and professionally, using all opportunities to remove the situation from its current extremely dangerous political peak.

Russian foreign ministry official Vladimir Ermakov said Washington would want to maintain a dialogue with Moscow about strategic stability after the raids, Russian media reported.

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04:44

President Trump Attends Business and Economic Roundtable in Miami, Florida (Video) The Last Refuge

Earlier today President Trump attended a business and economic growth roundtable discussion in Miami Florida.  The forum discussion was focused on the administration policy for economic growth. . President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are expected to meet Continue reading

04:43

Confront the Black Misleader Class at the Polls Black Agenda Report

Confront the Black Misleader Class at the Polls

glen Tue, 04/17/2018 - 00:13

Black radical candidates must always keep politics in command, when challenging the misleadership class for the hearts and minds of the Black community. That was one of the themes of the Black Is Back Coalitions Electoral School, convened in St. Louis, Missouri, last week. Listen to nine speakers address the broadest range of issues -- always with the focus on Black self-determination.

04:39

VIDEO=> HUNDREDS From Honduran Caravan Board Beast Freight Train North to US Border The Gateway Pundit

Despite claims from Mexico that the country stopped the so-called Honduran Caravan run by Pueblos sin Fronteras, hundreds of the group were seen boarding The Beast train in central Mexico headed for the United States.

The caravan is about two days from the US border.

The poor women and children are working their way to the US border.

CNN reported:

A stampede of Central American migrants rushed to the tracks Saturday when the first whistle of the train rang out.

After a few days in Mexico City, it was time to continue their journey north to the US border. About 500 migrants traveling in a caravan climbed onto the freight train just outside the Mexican city of Tultitln.

They were about 1,500 miles south of the US-Mexico border as they started heading northwest to the city of Celaya.

As the train slowed down, migrants scrambled around the train cars to find a way to climb aboard, throwing small bags of belongings onto the train and hastily helping one another.

Police and guards watched from a few feet away. Some took photos. None took action to stop the migrants as they climbed the train.

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04:30

The result of strict gun control in the UK: One machete crime every 90 minutes on Britains streets Fellowship of the Minds

Paging Piers Morgan From Daily Mail: Machete attacks are taking place every 90 minutes on our streets, figures reveal. Criminals are increasingly picking the jungle blades as their weapons of choice to instill terror in victims and rival gang members. Continue reading

04:19

Prosecutors Invoke Union Membership To Criminalize Inauguration Day Protesters Shadowproof

In prosecutions against Inauguration Day protesters, the government contends some of the defendants union memberships qualify as evidence of a conspiracy to commit a crime.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters converged for the Inauguration Day protests in 2017. One of the demonstrations, an anti-capitalist and anti-fascist march dubbed Disrupt J20, commenced in Logan Circle before heading out into the streets. Protesters marched in the streets carrying banners and signs, and chanting against Donald Trump. During the march, a handful protesters broke off from the main group and smashed the windows of a few store fronts, including a Starbucks.

Police, who monitored people involved in the protest for months before the demonstration, responded indiscriminately with stingball grenades and a deluge of pepper spray. Over 200 people were kettled, including protesters, journalists, legal observers, and street medics.

The first of nearly two-dozen trials over property allegedly damaged during the protests started in November last year, ending in sweeping acquittals for six defendants just before Christmas. After acquittals that month, the government dropped charges for all but 59 of the defendants.

The governments communications to the press state the logic behind this decision: To focus on the core group that we believe is most responsible. Yet in all of the governments proceedings in what is known as the J20 trials, Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff admitted she has already identified at least 12 individuals she thinks broke windows at the protest.

For the rest of the defendants, the government invoked Washington D.C.s Riot Act, a law that was used against demonstrators who protested following the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968. The law has not been used against protesters in D.C. since those demonstrations.

So why do so many individuals still face trial?

Theyve offered no real context or reasoning, said one defendant in an interview for VICE. All of the arrestees have had their phones confiscated, and their messages and emails scrutinized by the prosecution. The only common element between some of them is their union membership with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), whose members are commonly called Wobblies.

Isaac Dalto, a Wobbly and J20 defendant, talked to Shadowproof about the case against him and his fellow workers in the union.

The IWW organizes units across the country called General Defense Committees, whose stated objectives are to promote, through organization, action, and outreach, a mass, non-sectarian defense of the [working] class. Dalto said he was involved with his local General Defense Committee (GDC) a...

04:19

Pelosi Claims Trump Fired Mueller In Blatantly Dishonest Email To Donors Weasel Zippers

Pelosi banking on the stupidity of the Dem base. Via Fox News: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is fundraising off the firing of our only hope Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but one problem: Mueller has not been fired. The California Democrat sent out an email last week titled Mueller FIRED and asked people to donate []

04:15

TOM FITTON: Comey Says HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of Hillary Emails Were Found on Weiner Laptop Judicial Watch Was told Only 72,000 The Gateway Pundit

Fired FBI Director James Comey held his first interview on ABC Sunday night promoting his new book, A Higher Loyalty.

Not one hardball was thrown at Comey, naturally since Stephanopoulos is a long time Democrat operative and Clinton sycophant.

Comey just doesnt know when to shut up.

James Comey told Stephanopoulos in a Sunday evening interview there were hundreds of thousands of Hillarys emails found on Weiners laptop.

Transcript via ABC:

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: At the same time, the Hillary Clinton email investigation comes back. When did you first know you were going to have to deal with this again?

JAMES COMEY: Really, October 27th. Somebody earlier in October, the b in the beginning of October sometime, mentioned to me that there may be a connection between emails found on Anthony Weiners laptop and the Clinton email investigation. I dont remember.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Was this Andrew McCabe?

JAMES COMEY: I think it was Andy McCabe, but Im not certain. I didnt store that in any prominent place in my brain cause how could that possibly be true?

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: But how could that not be something you remember?

JAMES COMEY: Thats a great question. I think the answer is because how could that possibly be true? How could there be a connection between Anthony Weiners laptop and Hillary Clintons emails? And so I think it was sort of a passing comment to me, and Im sure I stored it away thinking, Okay, well, that doesnt make any sense, but Im sure theyll tell me if it does. And they did. They c

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Its l its led your critics to say that the FBI, for several weeks, sat on the knowledge that they had several thousand Hillary Clinton emails.

JAMES COMEY: Yeah, more than several thousand, hundreds

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of thousands.

JAMES COMEY: -of thousands on Anthony Weiners laptop. And I dont know the answer to that criticism. I dont know whether the Bureau team could have moved fas...

04:06

What A Self-Centered Jacka**: FBI Insiders Are Savaging James Comeys Interview With ABC The Gateway Pundit

James Comey, call your former office or better yet, dont because some of your ex-colleagues may want to have a word with you. A new report says several FBI insiders are none too pleased with the fired bureau Directors interview on ABC. 

Real Clear Life reports:

Former FBI director James Comeys interview with George Stephanopoulos that aired on ABC on Sunday night has angered Comeys former agents, according to The Daily Beast. Seven current or former FBI agents and officials spoke with Daily Beast during and after the interview aired.

Hoover is spinning in his grave, said one former FBI official. Making money from total failure.

Between segments, a promo aired about Comeys upcoming interview with The View. One official didnt like this, texting the Daily Beast, Good lord, what a self-serving self-centered jackass. True to form he thinks hes the smartest guy around.

One longtime Comey source, a current FBI agent, started off sending multiple thumbs up emojis at the beginning of the interview, but then sent a frowny face, a nauseous emoji and a poop emoji.

As it turns out, Comeys own friend isnt impressed with the fired FBI Director, either.

In an interview with CNNs Ana Cabrera on Monday, Comey pal and former federal prosecutor Walter Mack, bashed A Higher Loyalty, over its salacious details.

MACK: I would say the first thought when I watched that last night was where was his staff? where were those around him with comparable experience to overcome whatever beaten down views he had? Because at least my experiences that when you feel beaten down, your decision-making is impacted and thats when you need people around you to get you to think a little bit about your situation and what youre supposed to do about it.

CABRERA: As we understand, this was a five-hour interview that ABC condensed to one-hour and there was so much in it. They did release the full transcript. Did you hear anything or learn anything that surprised you?

MACK: Most people, such as Jim and me and others with that experience are very relucta...

03:03

LIBERALS ARE DOING TO JAMES COMEY WHAT COMEY DID TO HILLARY CLINTON (updated) No More Mister Nice Blog

Even before his interview with George Stephanopoulos aired, the knives were out for James Comey, and not just at the White House or the Republican National Committee. "James Comey Is No Hero," wrote Charlie Pierce. "James Comey Is No Hero," wrote Adam Serwer. Today, Ryan Cooper writes, "James Comey Is Not a Hero."

I get it. Nate Silver has long argued that Comey's announcement of another dive into the Hillary Clinton email muck in late October 2016 cost Clinton the election, and I find Silver's case persuasive. Comey had previously wagged a scolding finger at Clinton, while never breathing a word about investigations of possible treason in Trump World. Also, in the published excerpts from his book and his Stephanopoulos interview, Comey really does come off as self-regarding and overly impressed with his own integrity.

But I keep thinking about the aphorism made famous by James Carville: When your opponent is drowning, throw the son of a bitch an anvil. I don't know if President Trump is actually drowning, but he's in deep waters, and his swimming skills are doubtful. Here's James Comey with some sort of weighty object. Why try to prevent him from tossing it into the water? On Twitter yesterday, Trump referred to Comey's "badly reviewed book." I think he was referring to the criticism of Comey in the so-called liberal media.

I know how conservatives would respond if the parties were reversed. They wouldn't worry about the past. The enemy of their enemy would be their friend, even if they used to despise him. I remember how much the right used to hate Julian Assange, but all that was forgotten once he put a target on Hillary Clinton's back.

Is that good? Is it moral? No, but it's effective.

I acknowledge Comey's deep character flaws. I'm angry at him for tipping the election to Trump in the last days. But at this moment I'm inclined to cede him the floor, because of the damage he's doing to Trump.

I think some on the left look at Comey the way Comey (unforgivably) looked at Hillary Clinton during the campaign. He says now that he was certain she'd win, and after h...

02:55

Comey Rips Obama For Comments On Clinton Case: He Jeopardized DOJ Weasel Zippers

But Obama, so media didnt have an issue with it. Via Fox News: Ousted FBI Director James Comey, in his forthcoming book and a tell-all interview promoting it, ripped former President Barack Obama for comments made during the bureaus investigation into Hillary Clintons private email server, suggesting he jeopardized the Justice Departments credibility. In his []

02:29

Clinton, DNC Funneled $84M Through State Parties To Skirt Campaign Finance Laws Weasel Zippers

Once again, the evidence is ample that Democrats and the Clintons broke the law but no one is raiding their offices or bothering to prosecute them. Via Fox News: The Hillary Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee allegedly used state chapters as strawmen to launder as much as $84 million in an effort to []

02:11

James Comeys Own Friend Says A Higher Loyalty Book Damages His Reputation And Credibility (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

In an interview with CNNs Ana Cabrera on Monday, James Comeys own friend, former federal prosecutor Walter Mack, bashed A Higher Loyalty, over its salacious details. 

MACK: I would say the first thought when I watched that last night was where was his staff? where were those around him with comparable experience to overcome whatever beaten down views he had? Because at least my experiences that when you feel beaten down, your decision-making is impacted and thats when you need people around you to get you to think a little bit about where your situation and what youre supposed to do about it.

CABRERA: As we understand, this was a five-hour interview that ABC condensed to one-hour and there was so much in it. They did release the full transcript. Did you hear anything or learn anything that surprised you?

MACK: Most people, such as Jim and me and others with that experience are very reluctant to be in produced pieces and interviews. When I saw how edited the interview was, and in many ways I was wondering whether he was making the right decision to be interviewed outside of the legal process which he is part of right now..

CABRERA: He put himself out clearly, but then he, in his book and some of his comments that hes made on air, commenting on orange skins and small hands, if he wanted the focus to be on what he sees as a serious threat to the office of the presidency, why go there? Why talk about the presidents appearance?

MACK: Im not going to justify that, myself. The only time I talk to the press is in the courtroom and that is when Im explaining myself either to a professional and I think you run the risk lowering your platform by interacting and going at all personal. He may regret it. I hope his advisors Im not one of them have considered that in terms of how he conducts himself last night and in the ensuing times. Whether going on book tours and interacting and perhaps lowering his own credibility in order to deal with whats coming his way, Im not sure it enhances his reputation.

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02:09

Comey: Dont Know If Steele Dossier Is A Credible Document Weasel Zippers

So then how did you personally go before the FISA Court and use it justify getting a warrant to spy on Carter page? You have to state in that process that you believe the information to be reliable. Via Daily Caller: Former FBI Director James Comey says he is unsure whether the infamous Steele dossier []

01:54

The Latest Numbers on the Anglo-Saxon Migration to Britain bensozia

Recent studies of DNA from early medieval skeletons provide a new estimate of what portion of the English genome derives from Anglo-Saxon invaders:

Our research concluded that migrants during whats now thought of as the Anglo-Saxon period were most closely related to the modern Dutch and Danishand that the modern East English population derived 38 percent of its ancestry from these incomers. The rest of Britain, including todays Scottish and Welsh, share 30 percent of their DNA with these migrants.
That's a quite high percentage as these things go; the people of Turkey are genetically only about 10 percent Turkish. So the new result confirms significant migration into post-Roman Britain.

The data also show mixing of immigrant and native populations within a few decades of arrival.

Equally interesting is the spread of the migrants: according to this data, lowland Scotland and south Wales both have about the same percentage of Anglo-Saxon genes as Sussex or the Midlands. I have encountered several Scots online who hate this, but there is a reason most Scots speak English and already did by the time of Edward I.

01:46

Poll: Support Slips For Democratic-Controlled Congress Weasel Zippers

Their poll about Trump deviates from others that show his support has actually gone up and been consistently over 40%. Conclusion? Everyone better crash the boards against Democrats in November. Via The Hill: Support for a Democratic-controlled Congress appears to be slipping months ahead of Novembers midterm elections, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street []

01:31

HUGE! MAJOR SCANDAL UNCOVERED=> Internet Sleuths Put Together Bombshell Hidden in Fridays DOJ IG Report Involving Weiner Emails The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Joe Hoft

The DOJ IGs report released on Friday was a bombshell. Now we know hidden in it were pieces of information that when put into context with information released at that time indicate unimaginable corruption!

The DOJ IGs report related to the many lies made by former FBI Head Andrew McCabe is 39 pages in length. (See report here We reported on Friday our summary of the report. One key item that was included in the IGs report was related to Anthony Weiners emails.

We stated

The report includes little mention of Anthony Weiners laptop emails other than to mention that a meeting was scheduled to get a search warrant to request the emails on October 27th, 2016.  The emails were the suspected cause for Comeys email to Congress on October 28th, 2016, announcing that the Hillary email scandal was being reopened.  However, per text messages between Strzok and Page, the FBI knew about the emails in September 2016 and had sent a team to New York to review the emails at that time.  [The Weiner emails may be what the Democrats are most fearful of being released to the public.]

Some Internet sleuths have put together some astounding implications from Fridays report when put in context with events at the time and Weiners emails.

Background

Anthony Weiner was sentenced to nearly 2 years in prison in September 2017 for sexting minors.  The pervert was Democrat Senator Chuck Schumers protg and is married to Huma Abedin, Hillary Clin...

01:25

How the Obama Justice Department Tried To Shut Down FBI Investigation Into The Clinton Foundation Weasel Zippers

And wheres the investigation for this? Via Daily Caller: The Department of Justice Inspector General report on the lack of candor by FBI deputy Director Andrew McCabe also documents for the first time the Obama administrations effort to shut down the bureaus investigation of the Clinton Foundation, according to a review of the report by []

01:18

PRESIDENT TRUMP Scores 51% Approval Rating 4 Points Higher Than Obama at Same Time in 2010 The Gateway Pundit

PRESIDENT TRUMP HOLDS 51% APPROVAL RATING

Despite constant attacks by the liberal media President Trump now holds a 51% approval rating according to the latest Rasmussen poll.

A recent study found that 90% of the left-wing media coverage of President Trump was negative in 2017.

Barack Obama had a 47% approval rating on April 16, 2010 despite having around 90% favorability from the liberal media.

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01:07

GOP Lawmaker: Rod Rosenstein Possibly Under Investigation For Supervising Uranium-One Deal (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

During an interview with the Fox Business Network, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) raised the possibility that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is under investigation for his role in the Uranium-One scandal. 

Gohmert: Rosenstein could very well be under investigation. There is a full investigation into Uranium-One, which he supervised, which he soft-peddled to allow Hillary to get her colleagues to approve the sale of uranium to Russia through Uranium-One. So, I have no problem with impeaching Rosenstein. He is a problem. He needs to step down. But, hes not going to because hes got to cover for himself and for Mueller in the Uranium investigation.

As The Gateway Pundits Joe Hoft previously reported, prior to the Obama administration approving the very controversial deal in 2010 giving Russia 20% of Americas Uranium, the FBI had evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were involved in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering in order to benefit Vladimir Putin, says a report by The Hill.

From the report we found out that the investigation was supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who is now President Trumps Deputy Attorney General, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who is now the deputy FBI director under Trump.

The Hills John Solomon reported that the Obama Justice Department failed to call on the deals secret informant, William D. Campbell, when it came time to charging former Russian uranium industry executive Vadim Mikerinn.

While he was Marylands chief federal prosecutor, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosensteins office failed to interview the undercover informant in the FBIs Russian nuclear bribery case before it filed criminal charges in th...

01:05

Comey Thinks Rosenstein Acted Dishonorably Weasel Zippers

Throwing each other under the bus. Is he going to talk about his tan too? Everyone that fired this guy is going to feel his ego as the media feeds it. Via Daily Caller: Former FBI Director James Comey said Sunday he believes Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein acted dishonorably when he wrote the damning []

00:45

New American History Textbook Slams Trump Supporters: Afraid Of Rapidly Developing Ethnic Diversity Of Country Weasel Zippers

Thus, it begins. Via The American Mirror: American schools are the battlefield for our childrens minds and progressives are in charge of it all, from writing the textbooks, to those reading them aloud in class. Indianapolis talk radio host Alex On-Air posted several examples on Twitter from the Advanced Placement edition of By The People: []

00:36

Dershowitz: ACLU Is Dead in the Water A Partisan, Hard-Left, Political Organization that No Longer Cares about Civil Liberties (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Famed attorney and author Alan Dershowitz joined FOX and Friends on Monday morning to discuss the Special Counsel out to get President Trump and fired FBI Chief James Comeys interview on ABC Sunday night.

Dershowitz thrashed the ACLU for condoning the scandalous and unethical behavior of the Mueller witch hunt against President Trump.

Alan Dershowitz: If this were Hillary Clinton theyd be raising money left and right defending Hillary Clintons right. But now theyre raising money left and left by attacking Trump and putting the attack on Trump over defending out civil liberties. Why do you think Im here all the time? Why do you think Im speaking out in favor of the rights of the man I voted against? Because the ACLU is dead in the water. Whos ever heard of the ACLU coming in, not only justifying, defending, but applauding a raid on a lawyers office which may very well may have taken material that was classified as lawyer client? It (ACLU) is absolutely political. It is a partisan, hard-left, political organization which no longer cares about the civil liberties of all Americans.

Via FOX and Friends:

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00:30

Prominent gay rights lawyer burns himself to death to protest fossil fuel Fellowship of the Minds

Wonder if he used biodiesel fuel to set himself on fire? From Fox News: A green activist who was a pioneering lawyer for gay and transgender rights including in the notorious Boys Dont Cry rape murder case committed Continue reading

00:00

Far-Left Antifa Admits To Firebombing Turkish Mosque Weasel Zippers

Hmmm The alt-left extremist organisation Antifascist Action, or Antifa, has taken credit for the firebombing of a Turkish mosque in the German city of Kassel. On the evening of March 25th, a group of several masked men armed with Molotov cocktails firebombed a mosque operated by the Turkish Islamic Cultural Centre. Through the far-left Indymedia []

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23:40

After Walkouts, U.S. Teachers Eye Elections For School Funding Gains Weasel Zippers

Its not for the children. OKLAHOMA CITY/TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) High school physics teacher Craig Hoxie filed to run for Oklahomas House of Representatives on Friday, a day after the end of a two-week teacher walkout that had pressed lawmakers for school funding. A week ago, I would have told you I wasnt going to []

23:28

Chris Hedges and Mark Crispin Miller: Corporate Medias Hurricane of Propaganda + American Media Wrong On Syria Coverage Dandelion Salad

Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges RT America on Apr 16, 2018 Mark Crispin Miller, professor of media studies at New York University, discusses the destruction of the independent press in the United States. *** American media wrong on Syria coverage NYU professor RT America on Apr 13, 2018 As western media stirs the pot []

23:18

Duke Student Protesters Interrupt School Presidents Speech, Get Booed Off Stage Weasel Zippers

The alumni hold the purse strings. Via The College Fix: Protesters at Duke University crashed President Vincent Prices (no, not him) address to alumni earlier today to demand, The Chronicle reports, institutional change in labor practices and student support, among other areas. With shouts of President Price get off the stage and Whose University? Our []

23:06

Second Amendment rallies across America: FOTMs Stovepipe reports from Connecticut! Fellowship of the Minds

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, thousands of Americans many carrying rifles and ammunition peacefully gathered at state capitols across the United States to reassert our constitutional Second Amendment right to bear arms against recent efforts to pass gun-control Continue reading

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NPI and the Extinction Burst of Leftism Matt Forney

NOTE: This article was originally published at Right On on November 22, 2016. Im re-posting it here as the site is now defunct.

Who runs this house? We run this house. The National Policy Institutes conference this past week was a celebration of the alt-Rights triumphs, and the Leftist reaction to it shows that they know their time is running out.

Theres really no other way to say it: half of America (and the West) is having a collective nervous breakdown. The 48 percent of Americans who believed in safe spaces, microaggressions and a Hillary Clinton landslide were handed the rudest of awakenings two weeks ago, when racist sexist homophobe Donald Trump ascended to the White House on the backs of the people who actually keep the country running. Their response has been to cry, whine and take to the streets in impotent displays of defiance, oblivious to how their antics are turning more and more Americans against them.

Case in point: Become Who We Are / 2016, the National Policy Institutes conference in Washington, D.C. this past weekend. All day Saturday, several hundred young goys in tailored suits and sharp haircuts converged on the Ronald Reagan building to drink cocktails, watch speeches and bask in the glory of electoral triumph. Outside the walls, antifas and hippies banged their drums in anger that the planned genocide of Whites has been postponed, if not averted entirely.

While Im hardly a long-time attendee of identitarian conferences, Ive watched a pronounced shift in their tenor and attendance over the past two years. Last years American Renaissance conference, the first one I ever went to, had the feel of a family reunion, while NPIs two previous conferences, in October 2015 and March of this year, featured increasingly younger and hipper attendees. The last AmRen in May had more in common with a college party than the stereotype of a White identity conference.

However, with increasing political influence comes Leftist pushback. NPIs Friday night gala, cutely titled IRL and featuring none other than ex-reality TV star and Juggalo junk magnet Tila Tequila as a guest of honor, almost didnt happen. Last Wednesday, when Richard Spencer emailed us the bar where the gala would take placethe Hamilton, no relation to the anti-White hipster musical of the same nameLeftists success...

22:58

Immortality in the Old Testament Fellowship of the Minds

In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality. Proverbs 12:29 Sometimes its the simplest verse in the Bible that helps me the most. Today that verse is Proverbs 12:29 It is a direct statement of Continue reading

22:56

Teen Gets Banished To The Cubicle For Defying Ban On Gun Shirts Weasel Zippers

Arbitrary dress code. Via BPR: A Wisconsin high school student who was sent to the cubicle for defying a ban on wearing his gun T-shirts is now fighting back. Matthew Schoenecker, a freshman at Markesan High School, is suing the school district because he believes the T-shirt ban by his principal infringes on his First []

22:40

Dirty Soros-Backed St. Louis Circuit Attorney Withheld Major Evidence in Governor Greitens Case Must Resign Immediately The Gateway Pundit

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner must resign immediately. At a hearing last week, allegations arose that Gardner suborned purjury and deliberately withheld exculpatory evidence in the bogus prosecution of Governor Eric Greitens. All of this comes after continuing allegations that Circuit Attorney Gardner has abused her position. She has allegedly used her office as a mini-inquisition: a punitive, partisan, and personal war against Governor Greitens. Rather than use St. Louis City Police to investigate the case and inform her decision to charge Greitens, she hired an out of state, disgraced former FBI agent (whose career ended amid allegations of perjury).

According to attorney sources, Even if the St. Louis Circuit Court refuses to sanction Gardner, she could still face suit by Greitens once his criminal case is over. Notably, prosecutors do not enjoy immunity from civil suit when they manufacture evidence and maliciously prosecute a defendant. Gardners outrageous and disgraceful abuse of the judicial system is absolutely unacceptable. She must resign immediately or be removed from her office.

Gardner took money from a Soros-backed PAC during the election.

Hearing Seeking Sanctions Against Gardner

A hearing was held Thursday, April 12, 2018 in the City of St. Louis less than 24 hours after the Special Investigative Committee on Oversight released a report that alleged the Governor sexually and physically assaulted his former lover, K.S. The Governor was unable to defend himself before the Committee because of his pending criminal trial and a court order restricting the release of information obtained in discovery.

The hearing addressed the Governors motion for sanctions against Circuit Attorney, Kimberly M. Gardner, for failing to provide exculpatory discovery and suborning perjury by lead investigator William Tisaby. Sanctions could include dismissal of the case. Interestingly, the St. Louis Circuit Court issued a gag order to the defense and prosecution the day before the sanctions hearing. Given the shocking allegations of misconduct against Gardner, we now know why.

22:35

Black Groups Want Schools To Proactively Address Racism By Declaring It A Mental Disorder Weasel Zippers

And only white people can have this disorder. Via The College Fix: A coalition of African-American groups want a Maryland school district to proactively combat racism by declaring it a mental health disorder that results in trauma on the intended victims. The Caucus of African American Leaders approved a measure Tuesday night which noted several []

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Now We're Going To Catch All You Little Fockers DownWithTyranny!




Saturday Max Boot played Captain Obvious in a Washington Post OpEd, Trump is drowning in scandal. He cant focus on Syria. Is that lucky for us? For the Syrians? Like many of us, the bombing raid on Syria is seen strictly as a Wag The Dog moment the regime decided toes if they could pull off.
It tells you something about the chaos engulfing the Trump administration that the U.S. airstrikes on Syria had to jostle for public attention with the voluminous news of the presidents scandals.

Friday began with President Trump labeling his former FBI director an untruthful slime ball. He was responding to James B. Comeys new book, which calls Trump an unethical man untethered to truth. Such invective, both from and against a former FBI director, is unprecedented. But then its also groundbreaking for a former FBI director to say, as he did in an interview released Friday: I honestly never thought these words would come out of my mouth, but I dont know whether the current president of the United States was with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow in 2013. Its possible, but I dont know.

The purported pee tape Comey was referencing is an unconfirmed portion of the Steele dossier on links between Trump and the Kremlin. The dossier-- a summary of intelligence gathered by former British spy Christopher Steele for Trump opponents, including Hillary Clintons campaign-- received some further validation Friday from a McClatchy report that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has evidence that Trumps private lawyer, Michael Cohen, visited the Czech Republic in the summer of 2016, just as Steele had indicated. Cohen has strongly denied he made the trip.

Friday also brought news that Cohen is under criminal investigation by the Justice Department for a litany of offenses. That same day, the deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee resigned after the disclosure that he had paid $1.6 million in hus...

21:30

Student develops wearable technology aimed to prevent sexual assault Fellowship of the Minds

From Daily Mail: A University of Alabama masters student has developed an unusual tool to combat sexual assault: a bracelet. The device monitors wearers vital signs and can pick up on changes that would signal being under attack. The smart Continue reading

21:29

Frantiek Kupka bensozia

Frantiek Kupka (1871-1957) was a Czech artist who spent most of his adult life in Paris. During his long career he painted in many different styles. The works you are mostly likely to see online are symbolist paintings and engravings done around 1900; this is one of two works titled The Path of Silence, 1903.

Kupka trained at the Academy of Painting in Prague; according to the biographies at the Guggenheim and Centre Pompidou his early works were historical scenes in a realistic style. I suppose they look like this, A Papal Ceremony, which is dated 1904.

But certainly the first famous works are the Symbolist pieces. The Black Idol (Resistance), 1903.


19:16

Trumps Greatest Mentor Roy Cohn was Attorney for NYC Mob Families: Wayne Barrett Interview Mining Awareness +

Mining Awareness +


[Interview starts at 1 min 46 sec ]
Link: http://youtu.be/Fhy5RJi35QQ
Part I is here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/a-classic-state-capitalist-how-donald-trump-profited-from-public-subsidies-political-favors/
Interview (Part II) by Democracy Now.org:
Trumps Greatest Mentor was Red-Baiting Aide to Joseph McCarthy and Attorney for NYC Mob Families JULY 05, 2016
AMY GOODMAN: We turn now to Part 2 of our in-depth look at Donald Trump. Last week, Democracy Now!s Juan Gonzlez and I visited Wayne Barrett, considered the preeminent journalist on Donald Trump. He has been tracking Trump for decades. His 1991 biography of Donald Trump was just republished as an ebook with the title Trump: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Deals, the Downfall, the Reinvention. On Thursday, we aired Part 1 of the interview. Today we bring you Part 2 for the hour. We visited Wayne Barrett at his home. He talked about Trumps longtime lawyer and mentor, Roy Cohn, who once served as a top aide

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17:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!


by Noah

When you are a complete, utter buffoon, the last person to know you are a complete, utter buffoon is you. Next come your supporters and the people who keep you in your job.

16:43

The nuclear industry and science myths Mining Awareness +

nuclear-news

The nuclear lobby is more of a religious cult than a science body. It relies a lot on the prevailing myth about hard science being somehow better than soft science.  The nuclear doctrine is that if youre not an expert in the hardsciences, then you cannot have a valid opinion.

There were no biologists, geneticists, ecologists involved in the origin of nuclear weapons and nuclear power. It seems the same today, even though the most zealous nuclear lobbyists proclaim themselves as environmentalists. But their propaganda gives them away shows their ignorance of those complex, nuanced sciences that are downgraded in the present global drive for unbridled technology development.

One hardly dares mention studies like sociology, anthropology, ethnic studies even economics these are dismissed, too, as soft .

But all these downgraded subjects are the ones we should be addressing, if the world is to be saved from the

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14:42

James Comey Who Wrote Exoneration Draft Of Clinton Months Before Email Probe Concluded Admits His Family Wanted Hillary For Prez (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

In an interview with ABCs George Stephanopoulos, fired FBI Director James Comey admitted his family wanted Hillary Clinton to win the White House in 2016.

JAMES COMEY: My wife and girls marched in the Womens March the day after President Trumps inauguration. At least my four daughters, probably all five of my kids wanted Hillary Clinton to be the first woman president. I know my amazing spouse did.

PATRICE COMEY: I wanted a woman president really badly and I supported Hillary Clinton. A lot of my friends worked for her. Its devastating when she lost.

Documents released in August of last year show Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton before the investigation into her email conduct had concluded. Even more concerning is Mr. Comey even circulated an early draft statement to select members of senior FBI leadership, reported Townhall.

As Katie Pavlich of Townhall points out, the drafted statement is redacted.

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14:27

Sean Hannity Hammers the Hell Outta Comey, Hillary and Stephanopoulos in EPIC Tweetstorm The Gateway Pundit

Fox News Sean Hannity hammered the hell outta liar Comey and Clinton sycophant George Stephanopoulos Sunday evening during the ABC interview. 

Fired FBI Director James Comey held his first interview on ABC Sunday night promoting his new book, A Higher Loyalty.

During the conversation, Comey was asked if President Trump is unfit to be president.

Comey gave Stephanopoulos the answer he was looking for.

Not one hardball was thrown at Comey, naturally since Stephanopoulos is a long time Democrat operative and Clinton sycophant.

Sean Hannity was not having it.

Hannity let Comey and Stephanopoulos have itenjoy the tweetstorm:

14:20

April 16th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #452 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

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Monday April 16th 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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Leaker, Liar Comey Says President Trump Is Unethical, Unfit to Be President (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Fired FBI Director James Comey held his first interview on ABC Sunday night promoting his new book, A Higher Loyalty.

During the conversation Comey was asked about President Trump is unfit to be president.

Comey gave Stephanopoulos the answer he was looking for.

Former Clinton advisor George Stephanopoulos: Is Donald Trump unfit to be president?

Leaker, liar James Comey: Yes, but not in the way I often hear people talk about itI dont think hes medically unfit to be president. I think hes morally unfit to be president.

What a pathetic little man.

More

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Good Bye, Cruel Facebook LewRockwell

The other night I was with my wife and daughters at a pop concert when my mom called me just as the main act was taking the stage. Normally, I would have let the call go to voicemail, but I knew my mom was upset, so I picked up. My son, what happened to you? Please, tell me., she implored. I marveled at the fact I could actually hear her while I assured her that everything was fine and that I simply had decided to delete my Facebook account. She said, Oh, my lord. I tried to tag you in a post and you were gone! By this time, thousands of teenage girls had gone through the arena roof, so I promised to call her back and explain to her why I had committed, what to her seemed like digital suicide.

I spoke with my mom, today and she had assumed that I left Facebook due to the privacy issues being promoted in the mockingbird media, but I was aware of privacy issues since Sun Microsystems Scott McNealy warned us about it way back in 1999. I have also been aware for years that Facebook was funded by the CIAs venture capital arm called In-Q-Tel and that the NSA had tapped into our telecommunications network and was sucking up all voice and data traffic for analysis. In the 80s Brzezinski stated in his book, The Grand Chessboard that soon the government would have a database containing everything there is to know about each and every one of us. I did not need a congressional hearing to make me aware that the day he spoke of had long arrived.

No, it wasnt privacy that made me leave, I left Facebook because I realized it was adding very little value to my life.

There was a time when Facebook was a really good platform for learning and sharing ideas. I was so enamored with it that I stopped self-censoring and decided to openly promote the ideas of freedom and liberty. I spoke out in favor of the 2nd Amendment, I pointed people towards information about false flags and the evils of central banking. I did my best to explain the value of the free market and how fundamentally it was based on the Non-Aggression Principle. I raised concerns about our one-party political system and how the State managed to grow despite who was in power. I accepted being known as a tin-foil hat wearing conspiracy theorist in the name of peace and liberty.  I was willing to suffer the anger and scorn from hundreds of friends because I thought there was a chance that one or two of them might be exposed to concepts powerful enough to change their perspective. I was an optimist because I had the conviction of the converted. In a matter of years, I had gone from being a card-carrying member of...

On the Reaction to the US Strike on Syria LewRockwell

The arguments between Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford before the Syrian air strikes, and between them and President Donald Trump and his ultra-hawk national security adviser, John Bolton, ended with precision strikes early Saturday morning in Damascus and near the city of Homs.

Some 103 tomahawks and other cruise missiles were launched from US navy vessels and British and American warplanes. Seventy-one of these were claimed by the Russian Ministry of Defense to have been shot down by Syrian air defense batteries. The more modern and effective Russian-manned S400 systems at their Tartus naval base and Khmeimim air base were not brought into play.

There was material damage to some Syrian military storage facilities and particularly to a research center, which the US-led coalition claimed was used for fabrication of chemical weapons. Employees at the site said they were producing antidotes to snake venom, not chemical weapons. No deaths were reported and only six people were injured. The targets were all well clear of known positions of Russian and Iranian personnel in Syria. And while the Pentagon denied Russia had been told the targets, theres speculation that the missiles flight paths had been made known to Moscow.

Mission Accomplished?

Mattis said the mission was over but the U.S. stood ready to strike again if Assad once more used chemical weapons, though whether he did last weekend in Duma, a Damascus suburb, has yet to be proven. The U.S.-led air strikes took place hours before a team of specialists from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons were to begin its investigation at the site to determine if chemicals were used, and which chemicals they may been.

In his address to the nation when launching the attack, Trump used the same unproven allegations and maudlin, propagandistic evocation of the horrors of chemical weapons that his ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, had used earlier in the day Friday when responding to specific charges of violating international law and a possibly non-existent chemical attack, which the Russian ambassador, Vasily Nebenzya, had leveled against the U.S. in the UN Security Council chamber.

The narrowly focused and seemingly ineffectual nature of the strikes is unlikely to satisfy anyone in the U.S. political classes. Even those who have been encouraging Trump to stand tall in Syria and punish Damascus for the alleged, but unproven, use of chemical weapons, like New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D), gave him only tepid support for the action taken, complaining...

Try Not to Wash Your Old Car LewRockwell

Back in high school chemistry, you may have heard the teacher refer to water as the universal solvent.

Exactly so. It dissolved a mile of rock at the Grand Canyon, for instance.

And it will eventually dissolve your car, too.

Your old car, especially.

This bears some defining, though.

A fifteen-year-old car is an old car but its not an old car for purposes of this discussion. No car built during the past 30 years or so is really an old car, nor will ever be one. Not in the sense that matters.

Which is the build quality/body integrity and rust-protected sense.

Cars built since about 30 years ago 90s and up are almost hermetically sealed against the intrusion of water into places where it will foment rust. Their panels usually fit tightly and precisely.

As a result, they rarely leak. And if they do, the metal is generally better able to withstand the Ancient Enemy  . . . rust.

On the other hand, cars built prior to 30 years ago anything made earlier than the 80s are typically rust traps. They have gaskets that didnt fit very well  and so leaked when new, letting water rivulet into places like the inner rocker panels and trunk where it does to your car exactly what the Colorado River did at the Grand Canyon.

They have trim that seemed designed to catch and retain moisture, the grossest offender being windshield molding. Their sheetmetal was poorly aligned, insouciantly rustproofed, shoddily painted and easily chipped exposing the raw, unprotected metal.

Get them wet and they will rust.

And rust faster.

Thats probably the main reason why you dont see them around much anymore. Its the real planned obsolescence. Engines in those old cars can can be rebuilt fairly easily and pretty cheaply. Rusted bodies and frames are the opposite. Welding in new metal is hard and expensive. Body and paint work isnt cheap.

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Democracy and Prosperity LewRockwell

The West sees itself as a model for the whole world. What makes it so attractive, for migrants as well, is its high level of material prosperity. This offends many a Western mind, being particularly proud of their supposedly immaterial values. Make the world safe for democracy is the motto of American interventionism. Europe hopes it can make more fundamental changes to the world through financial and ultimately therapeutic incentives than through weapons. A lot of money flows into building democracy, which it is commonly assumed should lay the foundations for later prosperity. Behind this assumption lies a disastrous confusion of cause and effect.

Democracy, in the sense of a rule of parties which can mobilise the largest proportion of votes, is an expensive affair. Democracy is an expression of stability and prosperity, but not its cause. Only very wealthy countries can afford the expenditure competition of voter mobilisation. In poorer countries the plundering aspect of this redistribution is harsher and more noticeable, which is why tensions arise along differences in the population. Usually, western-style democracy in less developed countries then degenerates into a race between puffed-up tribes, which can lead as far as civil war.

Functional democracy in this modern sense, which turns the one from antiquity on its head, therefore has yet another precondition: Homogeneity of the population. If the fictitious we of politics is supported by such homogeneity, divisions can be avoided despite political depredation. Because of the diversity of people, democracy is therefore most likely to function in small regions where common interests are stronger than divisions.

Prosperity and stability are thus prerequisites of democracy, not its consequence. However, the competition for voters is increasingly undermining both preconditions. Prosperity is declining due to the consumer pressure which arises from any redistribution. Investments are anti-egalitarian: they are not randomly divisible and require competence and skill. Almost all uses of funds of democratic, i.e. short-term voter-oriented policies are consumptive the funds are spent on short-term goals, either for the consumer benefit of the recipients or the re-election of politicians. At the same time, stability comes under pressure: lobbying plays interests off against each other. Homogeneity is a long-term obstacle to this political game, because a homogeneous population can act as a counterweight to politics. The incentives for short-term policy therefore always lead to a dissolution of community, family and every other subunit of the population.

The examples of the few wealthy Arab states and Singapore show that democracy is not a cause but a consumer of prosperity. Singapore is pro forma democratic, but one party dominates. In the UAE, as in Singapore, the population is especially heterogeneous. Singapores Kuan Yew Lee, in particular...

An Excessive Emphasis on Theatrics LewRockwell

Is the US sincere in its fury about the alleged chemical attack in Syria? If this were more than theatrics, it would repent of its role in the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war. More than 30 years ago the Iraqi regime was regularly delivering devastating chemical barrages against Iran. The US knew all along that Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi leader at the time, had been using mustard gas and sarin since 1983. Roughly 20,000 Iranian troops were killed by chemical weapons (CW) in that war.

No emergency UN Security Council meetings were convened, no warships capable of striking land targets with cruise missiles rushed toward Iraqi shores, no belligerent statements were issued, and no sustained military operations were announced. Quite the opposite, the US provided the regime with intelligence. This is an example of how satellite imagery was used to violate human rights. The US assistance was not limited to providing just military data. Arms were funneled in via Middle East allies.

Donald Rumsfeld, then special envoy to the Middle East, visited Baghdad in 1983 to shake hands with Saddam Hussein. It was the US and only the US that protected Iraq in the UN against Irans charges of CW use. The 1925 Geneva Protocol states that the signatories are to induce other states not to use CW.

In 1988, the Iraqi regime killed 5,000 of its own citizens in Halabja, Iraqi Kurdistan. The US sought to obscure Baghdads responsibility by...

Caught in a Lie LewRockwell

The US, Britain and France trampled international law to launch missiles against Syria, claiming to have evidence of the governments use of chemical weapons. That evidence is based on terrorist lies.

After a week of outrageous tweets and proclamations by POTUS Trump, which included continued accusations that Syrias president ordered a chemical weapons attack on civilians in Douma, east of Damascus, with Trump using grotesque and juvenile terminology, such as animal Assad, the very evening before chemical weapons inspectors of the OPCW were to visit Douma, America and allies launched illegal bombings against Syria. The illegal bombings included 103 missiles, 71 of which Russia states were intercepted.

For the past week, we were told that the US had evidence and the UK had evidence that Syria had used chemicals. The evidence largely relied on video clips and photos shared on social media, provided by the Western-funded White Helmets (that rescuer group that somehow only operates in Al-Qaeda and co-terrorist occupied areas and participates in torture and executions), as well as by Yaser al-Doumani, a man whose allegiance to Jaysh al-Islam is clear from his own Facebook posts, for example of former Jaysh al-Islam leader, Zahran Alloush.

This, we were told, was evidence. This and the words of the highly partial, USAID-funded, US State Department allied Syrian American Medical Society, which, like Al-Qaedas rescuers, only supports doctors in terrorist-occupied areas.

On April 12, even US Secretary of Defense James Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee that the US government does not have any evidence that sarin or chlorine was used, that he was still looking for evidence.

Syria, finding the claims to be lies and the sources tainted, requested that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) immediately come to Syria to investigate the claims. Accordingly, the OPCW agreed to send a teamthe visas for which...

Can You Pick the Odd One Out? LewRockwell

This tricky general knowledge quiz promises to challenge even the brightest brains.

Players are asked to pick the answer that is not like the others in a series of 15 multiple choice questions. 

While some are fairly easy to spot, others will give you pause for thought.

Indeed its creator Cody Cross, who shared the quiz on Playbuzz, claims it is so difficult that no one will be able to answer 10 correctly let alone score full marks.

Think you can beat the odds? Scroll down to take the test for yourself. The answers are at the bottom so no cheating

Take the Quiz

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Race Doesnt Exist LewRockwell

Race is a subject about which we all feel slightly nervous these days, because whatever attitude you take to it, someone will call you a racist, an accusation from which no plea of innocence is allowed or believed. This is because it is almost impossible to be consistent about it; and it is why, in general, I avoid it as a subject.

We are told on the one hand that the very concept of race is an evil construction without objective validity, whose main purpose is to serve prejudice; on the other, perfectly respectable medical journals are full of papers in which race is used to categorize patients and to make epidemiological generalizations about them, for example that hypertension among blacks is relatively hard to treat, or that South Asians are highly susceptible to coronary artery disease.

Population genetics tells us that some genes are more frequently encountered in some populations than others, though of course populations meld into one another. But the fact that things are found on a continuum does not mean that there are no differences: The wavelengths of the rainbow are on a continuum, but that does not mean that red is no different from indigo or violet.

In fact, it is difficult to escape race as a concept or accord it no importance, as we are convinced that we should do. Just how hard it is was illustrated for me when I picked up the Spanish liberal newspaper (liberal in the North American sense rather the economic sense) El Pas while waiting in an airport for a flight. There was an article in it by a Chilean who exuded both racial pride and shame.

The article included information thatassuming it to be truewas both new and interesting to me. In the past few years, Chile, whose birth rate has fallen below replacement level, like many countries in Europe, has been the destination of 150,000 Haitian migrants. They have chosen Chile because of its flourishing economy (no mention, of course, of who started the process). They work mainly in the booming agricultural sector.

According to the author, not all Chileans are happy with this, though it is an implicit compliment to their country, because they harbor racist sentiments, albeit that Chile is as far as possible from a racially pure country (if such a thing exists anywhere outside the North Korean imagination). Clearly the author thinks this is a very bad thing.

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17 Hilarious Definitions LewRockwell

It took roughly eight years for Samuel Johnson and his staff of six helpers to complete the Dictionary of the English Language, which was published 263 years ago this month, on April 15, 1755. The work soon established itself as one of the most important dictionaries in the history of the English language, and remained a landmark reference source right through to the early 1900s.

Johnsona celebrated humourist and anecdotist who also wrote countless works of journalism and criticism, biographies, essays, poems, and even a novel and a stage playbrought a huge amount of that wit and linguistic creativity to his dictionary, which defined over 42,000 words, using 114,000 literary quotations to illustrate them. Famously, for instance, he defined oats as a grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the peoplebut that famous definition is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the slights, barbs and quips Johnson included in his dictionary.

1. BACKFRIEND

The Oxford English Dictionary calls a backfriend a pretended or false friend, but Johnson was more straightforward and defined the word as a friend backwardsor in other words, an enemy in secret.

2. EXCISE

No one likes paying taxand Johnson knew it. Excise was defined as a hateful tax levied upon commodities and adjudged not by the common judges of property but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid.

3. FINESSE

Johnson didnt much care for French loanwords, and omitted a great deal of francophone wordsincluding such familiar examples as champagne and bourgeoisfrom his dictionary. Many of those that he did include, meanwhile, had some serious shade thrown at them: Finesse is dismissed as an unnecessary word that is creeping into the language; monsieur was described as a term of reproach for a Fre...

Trump Gave His Resignation Speech Last Friday LewRockwell

Last nights strikes on Damascus could have been orders of magnitude worse than they were.  But, dont let the MAGA crowd delude you into thinking that President Trump still has much, if any, control over the situation.  Most of those mouth-breathing morons have no clue as to how foreign policy is actually conducted and believe the lies about American hyper-supremacy in all things righteous and military.

They are wrong and so is Trump.  Thankfully, Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis stepped up to the plate and put a stop to the stupidity emanating from the White House and convinced Trump (or told him, most likely) not to start World War III over his limbic ab-reaction to an unknown situation.

I discuss this, the fallout and what things occur next in the next 45 minutes of livestreaming.  Enjoy.

Reprinted with permission from Tom Luongo.

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Armed Homeowner LewRockwell

If the average gun owner will ever need to draw a weapon in self-defense, facing a burglar is probably one of the most likely possibilities. Its still rare, but its probably the case thats most likely to occur.

That possibility became reality for one North Carolina man.

Oakly was barking.

That was unusual, because she seldom actually barks, especially at 7:20 a.m.

Thats why Oaklys owner, Owen Turman, decided to get out of bed and head downstairs to quiet the dog. It was Sunday morning, after all.

What Turman didnt expect was a strange man in his outdoor sunroom, trying to get into the house.

Turman, who lives on Culpepper Road off Wilkesboro Highway, quickly snatched his .22-caliber bolt-action rifle and went around back to confront the stranger.

He asked the man what he was doing, told him to get away from the door and to lie on the ground. The stranger followed orders, but didnt answer questions, like who he was or what he was doing. Turman, still in his underwear, called police.

And he waited.

The suspect didnt wait patiently either, which is to be expected. Apparently, he started throwing needles at Turmans vehicle.

Turman was also worried hed have to fire his weapon and his little girl might see it.

Its a terrible thought, the idea that your child might see you take another life. Its not difficult to imagine how such an act might change the way a child looks at you. Thats terrifying.

Luckily, it was never more than a hypothetical.

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Why Are Americans Getting So Fat? LewRockwell

By Dr. Mercola

While hard to believe, the most recent statistics1 indicate Americans just keep getting fatter. As of 2015, nearly 40 percent of adults, over 18 percent of teens and nearly 14 percent of young children were obese, not just overweight. Severe obesity has also increased, now affecting nearly 8 percent of adults; a 2.3 percent increase since 2007/2008. As reported by the authors:

Among adults aged 20 years and older, obesity was defined as a body mass index (BMI ) of 30 or more and severe obesity was defined as a BMI of 40 or more  Among youth, obesity prevalence was 16.8 percent in 2007-2008 and 18.5 percent in 2015-2016 Obesity prevalence among children aged 2 to 5 years showed a quadratic trend, decreasing from 10.1 percent in 2007-2008 to 8.4 percent in 2011-2012 and then increasing to 13.9 percent in 2015-2016

Public Health Messaging Is Not Working

According to The New York Times,2 public health experts have expressed alarm by the rise in obesity despite education efforts. The NYT also added:

The latest data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey comes at a time when the food industry is pushing back against stronger public health measures aimed at combating obesity. In recent NAFTA negotiations, the Trump administration has proposed rules favored by major food companies that would limit the ability of the United States, Mexico and Canada to require prominent labels on packaged foods warning about the health risks of foods high in sugar and fat.

Indeed, U.K. pediatricians are now warning that the nations trade deal with the U.S. could lead to even higher rates of obesity through the import of American foods high in fat and sugar,3 and that Americas hostile stance toward countries with stricter food rules4 to support healthier eating habits threatens the U.K.s anti-obesity efforts. Professor Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health told The Guardian:...

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A Progressive Is Beating The Blue Dog In Virginia's Southside DownWithTyranny!

Leslie Cockburn with husband Andrew

VA-05 leans red. The PVI is R+6 and in recent presidential elections the district has been going to Republicans. McCain beat Obama 52.2% to 46.8%; Romney beat him 52.5% to 45.9% and then in 2016 Trump did better, beating Hillary 53.4% to 42.3%. The Southside district was the longtime home (since 1996) to Blue Dog Virgil Goode, who switched to the GOP in 2002 and was defeated by Tom Perriello in the 2008 Democratic wave election. In the 2010 GOP wave, Republican Robert Hurt beat Perriello. He retired in 2015, allowing Tom Garrett to win the nomination and the seat in 2016. The district starts way up north in the DC exurbs around Warrenton and makes its way all the way down top the North Carolina border, zigging and zagging through Charlottesville to Danville and the John Kerr Reservoir.

Yesterday was day one in the process of picking a Democratic nominee to oppose Garrett. There will be a convention on May 5th, preceded by delegate selection at each of 23 caucuses that began yesterday in Charlotte, Fluvanna, Franklin, Lunenburg, Madison, Pittsylvania and Rappahannock. The establishment candidate, openly endorsed by both the New Dems and Blue Dogs and surreptitiously backed by the DCCC, is the conservative shill, J.D. Huffstetler. Like most DCCC picks, he has little grassroots support from Democratic voters and failed badly yesterday, losing every county to the progressive candidate, Leslie Cockburn, a former correspondent for PBS Frontline and 60 Minutes producer. Huffstetler has publicly admitted that the late Zell Miller, a far right Democratic governor and senator from Georgia who voted for Bush and served as a keynote speake...

13:51

Trump Hits Back=> Opposes Allowing Government to Review Seized Materials From Cohen Raid in New Court Filing The Gateway Pundit

On Monday, FBI KGB agents raided the office of one of Trumps personal lawyers Michael Cohen at the request of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

They were looking for dirt on Stormy Daniels and seized attorney-client privileged communications between Trump and Cohen.

It was revealed Wednesday that agents were also looking for records on the Access Hollywood tape.

President Trump was furious the politically motivated raid was imposing on his attorney-client privilege rights.

On Friday, President Trump was officially granted intervention in the Cohen case:

Buzzfeed legal reporter Geidner reported on Friday:

After several hearings were held on Cohens request and related issues throughout the day Friday, however, the matter was continued over to a 2 p.m. Monday hearing. In particular, Cohens lawyers were unable to answer several key questions on Friday, leading Wood to order Cohen to attend Mondays hearing.

Before Mondays hearing, Wood has asked Trumps lawyers to present any additional arguments on his behalf by 9 p.m. Sunday and Cohens lawyers are to present their final arguments and a list of Cohens clients (more on that to come) by 10 a.m. Monday.

On Sunday, President Trump opposed allowing the government to review materials seized by FBI KBG agents in their raid of Michael Cohens properties in a court filing.

Screenshot of page one of Trumps court filing below:
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13:12

Dirty Cop Comey on President Trump Calling Him a Leaker: Look, Its True The Gateway Pundit

Fired FBI Director James Comey held his first interview on ABC Sunday night promoting his new book, A Higher Loyalty.

During the conversation Comey was asked about President Trump calling him a leaker.

President Trump hit Comey today before the interview.

Comey told Stephanopoulos that it was true was Trump said, that he was a leaker.

Attorney Greg Jarrett agrees with Trump Comey could be prosecuted for his crimes and makes him just as guilty as Hillary Clinton.

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13:11

Mexican Presidential Race Front-runner Blames Corruption For President Trumps Perspective The Last Refuge

The next president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, or AM LO as he is known locally, is a well known Marxist.  AM LO is virtually certain to be the winner of the July 1st Mexican election.  The U.S. will Continue reading

12:00

Team Repairs First Austin Bombing Victims Home As Gift To His Widow Weasel Zippers

Via My Statesman: More than a month after 39-year-old Anthony Stephan House was killed by a package bomb while standing on his front porch, the door to his Northeast Austin home was still covered by a thin piece of plywood. Nails and shrapnel from the homemade device had penetrated the walls, and the concrete entryway []

11:56

Gregg Jarrett: James Comeys Handling Of Classified Documents Would Make Him Just As Guilty As Hillary Clinton (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett blasted James Comeys handling of classified information ahead of the fired FBI Directors highly anticipated interview with ABCs George Stephanopoulos. 

JARRETT: In the Federal Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations and the Privacy Act, as well as the Federal Records Act, anything thats in the course and scope of your employment is government property. Every FBI agent signs a document that says when you leave government, all of that is the governments to remain behind, you are not to take it with you. Comey took it with him seven presidential memos. Everything you do in the course and scope of your employment is government property. He was acting as the FBI director when he spoke to the president, he wrote about their conversations. Its clearly government property. He stole that government property. According to Senator Grassley, [Comey stole] four classified documents, which would make him just as guilty as Hillary Clinton.

Back in June, Nick Short of Security Studies asked on the subject of Comeys memos if By creating memos on a govt computer, the memos would be classified as govt documents right?

So Comey violated NDA & broke Fed law via leaks.

On Friday, House Judiciar...

11:00

Syrian Refugee: Id Love To Buy Trump A Beer He Has A Bigger Heart Than Obama Weasel Zippers

Democrats are feeling the burn. Via Townhall: Kassem Eid survived the 2013 Syrian chemical attack and for nearly two years lived in a constant state of war and violence. As a refugee in America, his heart longs for peace in his home land. After years of President Obamas reluctance to intervene in Syria, Eid is []

10:58

He Cant Leave Soon Enough=> Paul Ryan Defends Dirty Cop Robert Mueller The Gateway Pundit

Earlier today Paul Ryan told Chuck Todd on NBC that leaker-liar James Comey was a man of integrity.

Paul Ryan followed this up by defending Dirty Cop Robert Mueller who just raided Trumps attorneys home and office this week.

Paul Ryan told Chuck Todd that Trump is not above the law.
Good grief.
NBC reported:

First of all, I dont think he should be fired, Ryan reiterated. I think he should be left to do his job, and I dont think theyre really contemplating this. Weve had plenty of conversations about this. Its not in the presidents interest to do that. We have a rule of law system. No one is above that rule of law system.

This guy cant leave office soon enough.

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10:56

HE WENT THERE=> Twitter Erupts After James Woods Asks For Photo Evidence Obama Attended Columbia University The Gateway Pundit

James Woods went there.

Late Saturday night, patriotic actor James Woods asked anyone who attended Columbia University and recalled Obama as a student there to please respond by tweeting a picture of him at Columbia.

Twitter erupted and the responses were hilarious. 

Barry Hussein Obamas records are still sealed so we dont know what his grades were like nor do we know the content of any papers he wrote.

People who attended Columbia University at the same time as Obama do not recall seeing him or having any classes with him.

James Woods tweeted: Hey, if any of you went to Columbia University and recall Barack Obama as a student there, would you please respond with a tweet and a pic of him at Columbia? Thanks.

The responses were amazing

10:41

Loretta Lynch Releases Feisty Statement Before Highly Anticipated James Comey Interview The Gateway Pundit

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch issued a feisty statement just hours before fired FBI Director James Comeys interview is set to air on ABC. 

Lynchs partial statement via The Hill follows:

Everyone who works for the Department of Justice has an obligation to protect the confidentiality and integrity of the work of the Department. That is why, at the critical early stages of this case, I followed the Departments long-standing policy of neither confirming nor denying the fact of an ongoing investigation, Lynch said in a statement obtained by CNN. []

This policy both predates my tenure in the Department and will live on long after the current debate is over, she continued. Any suggestion that I invoked this bedrock policy for any other reason is simply false. []

It was a meeting like any other that we had had, where we talked about the issues, Lynch said. You know, we had a full and open discussion about it. And concerns were not raised.

As The Gateway Pundit ...

10:30

Breaking: Loretta Lynch Releases Statement Slamming Comey Before Interview Weasel Zippers

Because hes still holding information on her that he says could show she was biased for Clinton, she has to try to throw him under the bus. Via Daily Wire: On Sunday, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch released a statement slamming former FBI Director James Comey just hours before a blockbuster interview of him with []

10:08

Trump's Pointless Strike Against Syria Gets Michael Cohn And Stormy Daniels Out Of The Headlines DownWithTyranny!




A few days ago the libertarian website, Reason.com published an interview with Michigan Republican Justin Amash asserting that Ryan was an even worse Speaker than Boehner (of whom he was no fan). "I would," Amash said, "rather have the guy swearing at me and letting me have a vote than not considering me at all... Under [Ryan's] speakership, we've had the fewest open amendments of any speakership. We've had zero... Everything has to be pre-approved by the Speaker... Under Boehner, you could walk up... and offer an amendment as long as it was germane to the bill, you got to vote on it. And this was true on basically all appropriations bills. Now, we don't even do appropriations bills. They come up with some omnibus bill and spring it on us at the last second and they say, 'This is the bill.'"

On Friday, before Trumpanzee commenced his illegal bombing of Syria-- basically to get peoples' minds off his Putin-Gate problems-- Amash, along with Barbara Lee (D-CA), Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and 84 other members of the House, sent Trump a letter demanding that he not take offensive military action against Syria without congressional approval, which is what is clearly written into the Constitution. Even an illiterate imbecile like Trump can understand its simplicity and cklarity. Here's page one of Amash's reminde




Trump ignored the letter. Is that...

10:00

Full Metal Jacket Actor R. Lee Ermey Dead At 74 Weasel Zippers

Via Dayton Daily News: Actor R. Lee Ermey, famous for his role as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Full Metal Jacket died Sunday. He was 74. Statement from R. Lee Ermeys long time manager, Bill Rogin: It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (The Gunny) passed away []

09:02

16-Year-Old Captured After North Carolina Deputy Shot In Face, Chest Weasel Zippers

Via CBS 17: Officials said the deputy, James Eric Cook, was alert and in stable condition and that a teen suspect, later identified as Mario A. Garza III, was in custody by 10:45 p.m. The shooting happened on a path in woods near HM Cagle Drive in Cameron, according to a news release from the []

08:59

Trail of James Comeys Dirt on Loretta Lynch Discovered Within IG Report on Andrew McCabe The Last Refuge

A very interesting development is unfolding as a result of internet researcher TracyBeanz [Twitter HERE YouTube HERE] and some insightful dot connecting by those following. The outline begins via a relatively under-reported accusation about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch Continue reading

08:39

Here We Go AFP Says Macron Convinced Trump to Stay in Syria Long-Term The Gateway Pundit

Five years ago President Trump said the US should stay the hell out of Syria.

But things have changed since Donald Trump became president.
On Friday night the US military attacked Syrian chemical weapons facilities.

And now it looks like the US will be bogged down in Syria for awhile.
At least thats what French President Emmanuel Macron says.

NY Mag reported:

Less than two weeks ago, President Trump said he wanted to remove all American troops from Syria. Days later, after Syrian president Bashar-al Assad carried out his latest deadly chemical-weapons attack against rebel forces and civilians, Trump was reported to be blustering about punishing Russia and Iran, which would carry great risk of broadening the Syrian Civil War. After his generals talked him down from that idea, he opted for a conventional, possibly fruitless strike on Syrian chemical-weapons facilities. And now, French President Emmanuel Macron claims that he has convinced Trump to commit U.S. forces to stay in Syria for a while after all.

Macron says he changed Trumps mind in a phone call before the airstrikes on Friday night. We convinced him it was necessary to remain there, he said.

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08:35

Joy Reid Asks Rapper Killer Mike If Black People Can Carry Guns Without Risking Their Lives Weasel Zippers

It must be hard to make it through life when youre as racist as Joy. Via Daily Caller: Joy Reid asked rapper Michael Render, aka Killer Mike, if black people are able to legally carry guns without putting their lives in danger, on MSNBCs AM Joy Sunday. Reid played a video of two black men []

08:00

Anti-War Protesters Outside White House To Slam Bombing Of Syria Weasel Zippers

Well rested after an 8-year hiatus. Via Daily Mail: A few dozen anti-war demonstrators gathered for a protest outside the White House on Saturday just a day after President Donald Trump ordered air strikes against targets in Syria. Protesters chanted hands off Syria and held signs saying No war on Syria and Endless war for []

07:54

Michael Roberts: OECD Advises Countries to Curb Extreme Inequality Dandelion Salad

Dandelion Salad TheRealNews on Apr 14, 2018 Economist Michael Roberts says the change of tone within the OECD is interesting, but there are no takers ready to implement estate taxes to reduce inequality. MICHAEL ROBERTS: Yes, its a very surprising development. As you say, the OECD has a reputation for being neoliberal, as some of us []

07:32

Governor Browns Move To Hike Californias Gas Taxes Could Doom Dems As Elections Approach Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: California Republicans are mounting a campaign to motivate voters against a very unpopular gas tax increase Democrats passed in 2017. Republican Reps. Kevin McCarthy and Mimi Walters of California are using a very unpopular gas tax increase to generate excitement among GOP votes. Both Republicans want to put a measure on the []

07:32

Comey Book Takes Aim At Obama And Lynch For Jeopardizing Clinton Email Probe The Gateway Pundit

In his highly anticipated book, A Higher Loyalty, fired FBI Director James Comey writes that former President Barack Obama jeopardized the Hillary Clinton email investigation. 

Partial excerpts from A Higher Loyalty via the Washington Examiner

Contributing to this problem, regrettably, was President Obama. He had jeopardized the Department of Justices credibility in the investigation by saying in a 60 Minutes interview on Oct. 11, 2015, that Clintons email use was a mistake that had not endangered national security, Comey writes. Then on Fox News on April 10, 2016, he said that Clinton may have been careless but did not do anything to intentionally harm national security, suggesting that the case involved overclassification of material in the government.

President Obama is a very smart man who understands the law very well. To this day, I dont know why he spoke about the case publicly and seemed to absolve her before a final determination was made. If the president had already decided the matter, an outside observer could reasonably wonder, how on earth could his Department of Justice do anything other than follow his lead.

The truth was that the president as far as I knew, anyway he had only as much information as anyone following it in the media. He had not been briefed on our work at all. And if he was following the media, he knew nothing, because there had been no leaks at all up until that point. But, his comments still set all of us up for corrosive attacks if the case were completed with no charges brought.

Comey extends similar criticism to ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

As The Gateway Pundit previously reported Comey admitted that Lynch attempted to suppress and reframe the investigation into former presidential candidate Hillary Clintons illegal private email server. Lynch purportedly direc...

07:09

Dish with Visconti Arms bensozia

Majolica, 1480-1500

07:01

Protests Follow Outrage After Two Black Men Arrested At Philly Starbucks Weasel Zippers

Left eats left. Via NBC News: Protesters gathered at a Philadelphia Starbucks on Sunday and planned to regroup again on Monday morning after two black men were arrested there last week when they allegedly refused to leave. Protesters brought megaphones and signs that said phrases like, Too Little Too Latte, and confronted the employees behind []

06:37

They Dont Want Black Folks Voting: Biden Rips GOP On Voter ID Weasel Zippers

Hes running. And Joe Put Ya Back in Chains Biden is still a racist. If you think black people are too stupid or ignorant to be able to get an ID, protip: youre a racist. Via Fox News Insider: Former Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday that President Trumps assertion that millions of people voted []

06:02

Canadas Border Crisis? Its Still Happening In 2018 Weasel Zippers

Trudeaus self-manufactured crisis. Via Toronto Sun: The problem of illegal immigration into Canada is getting worse. You wouldnt know it from watching the evening news or reading a national newspaper, but a steady stream of illegal migrants continues to sneak across unpatrolled sections of our southern border. Liberal journalists may feel uncomfortable telling the story, []

06:00

Marianne Williamson's Tedx Talk DownWithTyranny!




Marianne Williamson has been traveling around the country speaking up for progressive candidates like Jenny Marshall in Winston-Salem and Laura Moser in Houston. Tonight she'll be helping Lillian Salerno in Dallas. And on Saturday afternoon, April 28th, she'll be in San Clemente with Doug Applegate.

Last month she did the talk above in Berkeley. This is how Tedx described it:
Making it her personal goal to break the norms tying society down, Marianne Williamson gives a moving talk on activism, empowerment, and the politically tumultuous climate. Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. For the last 35 years, she has been one of Americas most well known public voices, having been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, & Bill Maher. Seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times Best Sellers and four of these were #1. The mega best seller A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.
Marianne is a powerful and righteous speaker. I went to a recent talk in Orange County and was blown away. I'm planning on going to the one for Doug Applegate in San Clemente. Meet me down there?

05:04

Chairman Bob Goodlatte Discusses IG Report on Andrew McCabe and Other Matters The Last Refuge

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte appears on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo to discuss his review of Inspector General Horowitz report on the background for Andrew McCabes firing. With direct and specific oversight responsibility over the U.S. Department of Justice, Continue reading

05:00

Forget Climate Change Now Its Climate Restoration Weasel Zippers

Same scam, different name. Via PJ Media: In the end, somehow we knew it would come to this. The Left, in the form of the think thank, RAND, has gone full Luddite: Since the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, society has organized efforts to limit the magnitude of climate change around the []

05:00

Interview on Bechtloffs Saturday Night Livestream: What, Me Worry? Matt Forney

Last night, I joined the Bechtloff and Artistic Layman (and later, Jay Dyer and Aaron Clarey) for a live YouTube stream, discussing the revelations of JewWarios sexual abuse of women, Mister Metokurs expose of pedophile Jonathan Ross, the occult and the world elite, and much more. Click here to listen.

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04:53

Comey Fires Off Tweet After Trump Threatens Former FBI Chief With JAIL Twitter Responds The Gateway Pundit

President Trump unleashed on James Comey Sunday morning in a ferocious tweetstorm and even threatened the former FBI chief with jail for leaking classified information.

James Comey fired off a tweet a few hours later and Trump supporters on Twitter torched him.

Crooked cop Comey is set to embark on a book tour to peddle his fictional memoir A Higher Loyalty.

Excerpts of the book have made their rounds ahead of the April 17 release date.

Comey personally attacked President Trump by trashing his marriage to First Lady Melania and poked fun at his appearance.

The disgraced former FBI Director had the nerve to say Trump is unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values.

Sunday morning Trump hit Comey hard and even threatened him with jail.

Trump tweeted: The big questions in Comeys badly reviewed book arent answered like, how come he gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress (jail), why did the DNC refuse to give Server to the FBI (why didnt they TAKE it), why the phony memos, McCabes $700,000 & more?

Round 2: Comey throws AG Lynch under the bus! Why cant we all find out what happened on the tarmac in the back of the plane with Wild Bill and Lynch? Was she promised a Supreme Court seat, or AG, in order to lay off Hillary. No golf and grandkids talk (give us all a break)!

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04:30

Gun control, Chiraq style: One woman killed, 7 others wounded in Thursday shootings Fellowship of the Minds

From MyFoxChicago: (Sun-Times Media Wire) A woman was killed and at least seven other people were wounded Thursday in shootings across Chicago. The woman was found shot to death Thursday morning in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. Tiwaconda Williams, Continue reading

04:02

Four Palestinian Militants Dead In Gaza Blast Weasel Zippers

Not the peaceful protests being portrayed in the media. GAZA (Reuters) The Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group said four of its members were killed in an apparent accidental blast in the Gaza Strip on Saturday. The group said in a statement that it was mourning its fighters who were martyred during preparations. It usually []

03:54

Sunday Talks: Maria Bartiromo Interviews Rep John Ratcliffe About IG Report on Andrew McCabe The Last Refuge

Representative John Ratcliffe (R-TX) appears on Fox News to discuss the IG report outlining the reason why former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe was fired. Ratcliffe is one of the few members of congress who have reviewed the five Comey Continue reading

03:49

The Decline of White Urban Accents in America bensozia

Big industrial cities across the US used to have distinctive accents, but they are fading fast. They were the verbal expression of a certain kind of community that no longer exists. Edward McClelland:

The classic Chicago accent, with its elongated vowels and its tendency to substitute dese, dem, and dose for these, them, and those, or chree for three, was the voice of the citys white working class. Dese, Dem, and Dose Guy, in fact, is a term for a certain type of down-to-earth Chicagoan, usually from a white South Side neighborhood or an inner-ring suburb. . . .

The classic accent was most widespread during the citys industrial heyday. Blue-collar work and strong regional speech are closely connected: If you were white and graduated high school in the 1960s, you didnt need to go to college, or even leave your neighborhood, to get a good job, and once you got that job, you didnt have to talk to anyone outside your house, your factory, or your tavern. A regular-joe accent was a sign of masculinity and local cred, bonding forces important for the teamwork of industrial labor.

A 1970s study of Chicago steelworker families found that housewives were less likely than their husbands to say dese, dem, and dose, because they dealt with doctors, teachers, and other professionals. After the mills closed, kids went to college, where their teachers told them not to say dese, dem, and dose, and then they took office jobs requiring interaction with people outside the neighborhood.
The Daleys were the political leaders of old Chicago and sounded like it; more recently the city has been led by Rahm Emanuel, who sounds like what he is, a former Washington policy hand.

Language is social, and big changes always represent big changes in the societies that use it. The transformation of Pittsburgh and Chicago from industrial centers to post-industrial meccas of office life has of course meant changes in the way people speak.

03:26

The Snake on a Pole and the Christ on a Cross Fellowship of the Minds

The Bronze Snake The Lord said to Moses, Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live. So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a Continue reading

03:19

Sunday Talks: Nikki Haley -vs- Chris Wallace The Last Refuge

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley appears on Fox News for an interview with the insufferable swamp gatekeeper Chris Wallace.   As customary Wallarse takes whichever position is oppositional to the Trump administration. Ambassador Haley does a good job cutting through the Continue reading

03:03

New Study Finds Red States Have Best Economic Outlook In 2018 Weasel Zippers

As long as the blue state locust stay away. Via Washington Examiner: Go somewhere with low tax burdens, light regulation, and limited government, young man. Grow up with your country in a red state. Thats the conclusion of the annual Rich States, Poor States report from the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, set to be []

03:01

Hungarians Take to the Streets to Protest an Election Seen as a Hammer Blow to Democracy The Intercept

Tens of thousands of Hungarians took to the streets of Budapest on Saturday to protest what they called a deeply undemocratic election last week, which delivered two-thirds of the seats in Parliament to the ruling Fidesz party that won just 47 percent of the national popular vote.

In addition to complaints about a gerrymandered electoral system that left more than half the voters without effective representation, protesters voiced concerns about the governments near-total domination of public and private media, as well as Prime Minister Viktor Orbns threats to crack down on journalists and rights groups who operate independently of the state.

02:58

Sunday Talks: Nikki Haley -vs- Margaret Brennan The Last Refuge

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley appears on Face the Nation for an interview with Margaret Brennan about the U.S., U.K. and French coordinated military strikes against Syria.

02:55

DISGUSTING. Madeleine Albright Compares Trump Admin to Nazis and Soviet Communists (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is famous for supporting the genocide of Iraqi children.

Here is a much forgotten exchange between Lesley Stahl and Madeleine Albright on 60 Minutes back on May 12, 1996 that is not getting much play lately:

Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, thats more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the pricewe think the price is worth it.

In case you missed that episode, here is the video:

Albright also famously said there was a special place in hell for women who did not vote for Crooked Hillary.

This weekend Albright was out comparing President Donald Trump to the Nazi regime, the Soviet communists, the Marxist regime in Venezuela, and other fascist leaders like Orban in Hungary and Duterte in The Philippines.

What an awful thing to say.

FYI
The Nazis killed at least 6 million innocent Jews and minorities.
The Stalin regime murdered around 9 million victims of repression.

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02:32

Suicide Bombers Dressed as UN Peacekeepers Fire Rockets and Blow Up Vehicles in Mali The Gateway Pundit

Islamists dressed as UN peacekeepers fired off rockets and blew up their vehicles in Mali on Saturday.

The jihadists killed one and injured several French troops in Timbuktu.

Via Reuters and Religion of Peace:

Militants disguised as U.N. peacekeepers exploded two suicide car bombs and fired dozens of rockets at the French and United Nations bases in Malis northern city of Timbuktu on Saturday, killing one and wounding many, Malian authorities said.

The U.N. mission confirmed that the complex attack had killed a U.N. peacekeeper. The Malian government said in addition that 10 French soldiers had been wounded, but the French mission did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Terrorists wearing blue helmets aboard two cars laden with explosives, including one in the colours of the Malian army and another with a UN written in it, attempted to infiltrate these camps, the Malian government statement said.

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02:23

Dj Vu? Trump Claims Mission Accomplished As Haley Says No Withdraw From Syria In Sight Until All Goals Accomplished, More Russian Sanctions On The Way The Gateway Pundit

Since 2013, Donald Trump railed against the Obama Administrations misguided involvement in Syria. Frequently pointing out what a lose/lose situation Syria presents the US. Trump was so vehemently against our involvement in the backward country that the Daily Caller actually compiled a list of all the times Donald Trump warned against involvement.

Well, apparently a lot can change almost overnight. This morning, President Trump was much criticized for his Mission Accomplished tweet that brought back memories of President George Bush standing in front of the now infamous sign as he declared U.S. involvement was a major success. That war dragged on for ALMOST A DECADE and cost the American taxpayer over 2.4 TRILLION.

This is certainly beginning to feel a lot like dj vu.

During a Fo...

02:09

Arizona Woman Shoots Hatchet-Wielding Man Outside Store Weasel Zippers

Good girl with a gun Via Tucson News Now: Police said a woman shot a man who allegedly threatened her with a hatchet outside of a store on Tucsons south side Friday night. The Tucson Police Department said officers responded to the area of south 6th Avenue and east Pennsylvania Drive around 8:40 p.m. for []

02:00

Assessing Robert Mueller DownWithTyranny!

Robert Mueller: Into The Swamp by Nancy Ohanian

-by Skip Kaltenheuser

I dont want to genuflect to Robert Mueller as if his sainthood is imminent. Plenty of others are already busy at that task. Separating him from his legal environment is a challenge, as its difficult to ignore a stench floating above many aspects of the US Dept. of Justice. These include ethics matters and a grotesque lack of accountability in an agency where accountability ought to be the most prominent of any agency in government. Indeed, DOJs consistency in insulating Wall Street from real consequences for its criminal misdeeds-- the revolving door has turned DOJ into a wholly owned subsidiary of Wall Street-- could set America up for another financial debacle like 2008. Or worse.

There is no murkier part of Washingtons swamp than at the Department of Justice, where the quicksand gets recycled. Consider the message DOJ sent to potential whistleblowers who might enlighten the public on banksters, prosecuting a very significant whistleblower as a wet kiss to Swiss banks and US subsidiaries who were very generous to the Clintons. Heres a related item, a recent glimpse of the swamps revolving door, about a DOJ lawyer-- prominent in the whistleblower travesty-- now in the service of Paul Manafort. So Ive come to view DOJ with a jaundiced eye. That was underway well before...

01:32

Comey: Assuming Clinton Would Win Must Have Influenced Decision to Disclose Investigation Weasel Zippers

Via Free Beacon: Former FBI director James Comey said in an interview that he revealed the reopening of the investigation into Hillary Clintons emails in part because he expected her to win the election. Comey, whose upcoming book examines other things the events surrounding President Donald Trumps election, told ABCs George Stephanopoulos that he was []

01:22

He Cant Leave Soon Enough=> Paul Ryan Says Leaker James Comey a Man of Integrity (Video) The Gateway Pundit

Fired FBI Director James Comey admits in his book that he let Hillary walk because the polls showed her with a huge lead on Donald Trump.

Fired FBI Director James Comey also admitted in a Senate hearing that he leaked confidential memos for the press to report.

As President Trump said in a Sunday morning tweet: Comey will go down as the WORST FBI DIRECTOR in US history.

But at least James Comey knows he can always count on Paul Ryan to snub President Trump and stick a finger in his eye.

Paul Ryan told NBC on Sunday that Comey was a man of integrity.
Good grief. This guy cant leave Congress soon enough.

Breitbart.com reported:

Sunday on NBCs Meet the Press, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) said former FBI Director James Comey was a man of integrity, as far as he knew.

When asked if Comey is a man of integrity Ryan said, As far as I know. I dont know him very well. Ive two or three briefings is about what I had with James Comey.

Todd asked, Would you take him at his word? Would you trust his judgment?

Ryan added, Look. Im not going to try and help sell some books.

The post...

01:01

Oklahoma Senate OKs Self-Defense Act For Places Of Worship Weasel Zippers

One less gun free zone. Via News OK: A proposal to expand the Self-Defense Act to places of worship received key approval from the Oklahoma Senate on Thursday, which could lead to gun owners feeling more comfortable bringing their firearms to church. House Bill 2632 passed the Senate by a vote of 42-1. Lawton Democrat []

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