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U.S. Ambassador to Germany: Who Is Richard Grenell? [News - AllGov]
Richard Allen Ric Grenell, who served as spokesman for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations during the George W. Bush administration, was nominated September 1, 2017, to be the U.S. ambassador to Germany.
Grenell was born September 18, 1966. His parents were evangelicals who traveled between Michigan and California, and Grenell was active in his church from a young age. Grenell also realized early on that he was gay, and hid it from his parents and others even while he attended Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri, which was affiliated with the conservative Assemblies of God church. Grenell earned a B.A. there in 1988.
After college, Grenell became an administrator for the American Arbitration Association, but it wasnt long before he was involved in politics. In 1992, Grenell worked for the Bush-Quayle re-election effort. After George H.W. Bush lost the election, Grenell moved on to be an assistant for the National Republican Congressional Committee and then served as press secretary for Rep. Mark Sanford (R-South Carolina) and Rep. Dave Camp (R-Michigan).
Grenell left Washington in 1995 to serve as press secretary for the New York State Lottery under Republican Governor George Pataki. He also began studies at Harvards Kennedy School of Government, where he earned an MPA in 1998. That year, Grenell moved west to be press secretary for San Diego Mayor Susan Golding and subsequently worked for John McCains unsuccessful bid for the 2000 Republican nomination for president.
Grenell was named in 2001 to be the spokesman for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Grenell was eventually the longest-serving person to hold that job, working until 2008 under U.N. ambassadors John Negroponte, John Danforth, John Bolton and Zalmay Khalilzad.
Grenell then went into industry, first as vice president of corporate communications for DaVita Healthcare Partners, a dialysis provider that in 2015 was forced by the federal government to pay more than $800 million to settle a fraud case that went back to 2007. In 2009, Grenell struck out on his own, forming Capitol Media Partners, a strategic communications company that counted clients from Iran, Kazakhstan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, China, Australia, and Timor-Leste among its customers.
In 2012, Grenell served briefly as Mitt Romneys foreign affairs spokesman, but was chased off the campaign by anti-gay attacks from the right. Since then, Grenell has been a contributor to Fox News and other conservative outlets, where he often sniped at the Barack Obama administration.
Grenell was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2013. His partner, Matt Lashey, developed a smartphone app to help patients undergoing chemotherapy de...
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Hey, whats a good false prediction every 50 years or so? At some point, its got to be right Via NY Post: A mass extinction that wipes out humanity will be under way by the year 2100, scientists have claimed. By the end of the century, its feared that so much carbon will have been 
Its been nearly six months since President Donald Trump issued an executive order forming a commission to combat the nations opioid crisis, which he on August 10 described as a national emergency, and almost two months since the White House panel issued interim recommendations for dealing with the epidemic. But Trump has made a habit of failing to follow up on his executive orders, and he has not yet declared the deadly opioid crisis a national emergency. In fact, theres no evidence that his administration has moved on nearly any of the of the commissions recommendations.
Now, members of Congress are saying the inaction is costing lives.
In a letter to the president, 51 House Democrats led by Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., urged the administration to declare a national emergency and to act on one critical recommendation: ensuring that naloxone, a drug used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, gets into the hands of every law enforcement officer in the United States.
The opioid crisis killed over 33,000 Americans in 2015 according to the Centers for Disease Control, enough to reduce U.S. life expectancy by two-and-a-half months. And as the need for naloxone has grown, so too has its price soared. The cost of Evzio, an auto-injector for naloxone similar in function to the EpiPen, rose from $690 in 2014 to $4,500 today. Other formulations have seen increases as well. This has led to critical shortages of the drug across the country.
If Trump acts on the naloxone recommendation, he would not only be addressing the opioid crisis but also fulfilling a campaign promise to reduce the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs. As the House Democrats point out in their letter, declaring a national emergency would allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate reduced pricing for all governmental units. These discounts would enable the government to stockpile naloxone and distribute it nationwide. You have the ability to take immediate action and make good on your promise to help save the lives of many Americans affected by this nationa...
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper appears on CNN last night to deny knowledge of the wiretapping of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. In March Clapper stated he would specifically have known if a FISA warrant was issued Continue reading
Bernie Sanderss plan to make tuition free at all public colleges and universities is becoming a mainstream position in the Democratic Party.
But the plan has appeal far beyond the Democratic faithful.
A Morning Consult poll conducted in mid-September finds that a plurality of self-identified Republicans now agree with a proposal to make four-year public colleges and universities tuition-free, as the question is worded.
Forty-seven percent of Republican respondents say they strongly or somewhat support the proposal, while 45 percent say they strongly or somewhat oppose it. Seven percent say they dont know or have no opinion.
Among self-identified tea party backers, support is also strong with 50 percent saying they support the proposal while 49 percent oppose it.
Overall, 63 percent of Americans support the proposal, while 29 percent oppose it.
Congress, meanwhile, has no problem spending the kind of money it would take to make the proposal a reality. Earlier this week, the Senate approved a military policy bill that included an increase in funding for the military so large that it alone could fund free college.
Commenting on the poll, the right-wing website HotAir laments the possibility that our incumbent president may learn how popular social democratic policy is: A lot of Republicans want their free sh*t too. God forbid Trump figures that out.
The poll also shows support for a number of cutting-edge social spending proposals. For instance, 43 percent of Americans said they support a universal basic income, versus 39 percent who are opposed.
The post More Republicans Now Support Free College Than Oppose It, Poll Finds appeared first on The Intercept.
Rhode Islands General Assembly voted 59 to 11 to pass a bill on Tuesday guaranteeing sick days to over 100,000 workers, joining the state Senate, which passed the legislation along a 25 to seven vote. The bill now goes to Gov. Gina Raimondo, who is expected to sign it.
The new law will guarantee workers at large firms five earned sick days by 2020; workers at businesses with 17 or fewer employees will be allowed to have three unpaid sick days a year. Overall, around 90 percent of the states workforce will have access to paid sick days.
The passage of the law is the culmination of a yearlong effort by the Rhode Island Earned Sick Days Campaign, made up of more than a dozen groups, including the Service Employees International Union, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, and the Working Families Party, an organization founded in New York that has since spread its issue activism and electoral work to many other states.
Over the last year of elections, WFP helped lay the groundwork for the passage of paid sick days by backing candidates supporting the issue in 10 legislative races. In seven of those races, its candidates won.
Part of WFPs challenge is how it chooses to engage in electoral politics. In New York, there is a fusion party system, in which groups other than the main parties can develop their own ballot line based on endorsements, which is the system WFP has used to create an independent voice in New York politics. Under that scenario, the same candidate can run on both the Democratic line and the WFP line, meaning people can vote for the WFP candidate without the fear of contributing to the victory of the opposing Republican.
In New York and other states, WFP mostly backs Democrats but sometimes runs candidates under its own party line (in 2017, a WFP candidate defeated a Democrat to take a seat in the Connecticut House).
In the case of Rhode Island, all of WFPs candidates ran as Democrats supporting paid leave policies; four challenged incumbent conservative Democrats and defeated them, some in close races.
Georgia Hollister Isman, WFPs Rhode Island state director, told The Intercept that the organizations victories helped move the legislature on a host of progressive issues.
The sum total of more progressive Democrats winning primaries against more conservative Democrats I think got the legislature to pay attention, she said. Both in general to What is this agitation around progressive causes? and also more specifically to Working Families Party.
For instance, Jan Knight...
Not so nice after all Via Daily Caller: Jimmy Kimmel went on a tirade against Fox News Brian Kilmeade Wednesday night, ultimately threatening to pound him the next time he saw him. On Fox News early Wednesday, Kilmeade criticized Kimmel for constantly talking about health care despite running a comedy show. Kimmel got revenge by 
Via Fox News: Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was unmasking at such a rapid pace in the final months of the Obama administration that she averaged more than one request for every working day in 2016 and even sought information in the days leading up to President Trumps inauguration, 
a project I would love to be part of:
Alphabets far-reaching ambitions are forcing it to grapple with an unusual challenge for a private company: how to run its own city.What would be more fun than designing a city from the ground up? And this is refreshing:
Googles parent company was working on a sweeping plan to build a city from the ground up, the executive in charge of its urban innovation business said on Tuesday, in an attempt to prove that a technologically-enabled urban environment can improve quality of life and reduce cities impact on the environment.
That would raise profound questions about the rules that govern such tech-centric places, particularly regarding how citizens data are collected, protected and used, conceded the head of Sidewalk Labs, the Alphabet subsidiary running the project.
We actually want to build a new city, it is a district of the city, but one that is of sufficient size and scale that it can be a laboratory for innovation on an integrated basis, said Dan Doctoroff, head of Sidewalk Labs, at a talk to the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association.
Sidewalk was quite far along in its search for a city with which to partner to build a testing ground for new approaches to transport, infrastructure and possibly even governance and social policy, he said.
Mr Doctoroff said he hoped the city could pioneer new approaches to data policies and even set an example for other places. I think the real issues, which we have to confront as a society anyway, involve the use of data.
Having a place in which we actually aggressively wrestle with those issues, and we aggressively develop policies that are the result of a really thoughtful conversation amongst privacy advocates, and members of the community, and the government as well as us, as sort of a sponsor of the place I think that could set an example, he said, in his most explicit comments to date on the planned project.
Mr Doctoroff criticised Amazons request for tax incentives, saying that such incentives could hurt cities in the long term by undermining their tax base. He said that unlike Amazon, Sidewalk Labs was not looking for huge handouts.On the other hand, it sounds like the price of living there will be that your whole life will be data mined as thoroughly as your online life is now.
I dont think Robert E. Lee is the personification of evil. He was a complicated man who had many admirable qualities. But he made the wrong decision when he decided to commit treason in the defense of slavery, and we need to always keep some key statistics in mind. Approximately 620,000 Americans lost their lives in the Civil War. On the Union side, 360,222 people died preserving the integrity and unity of our nation. You cant celebrate Gen. Lees military genius without taking into consideration his contribution to those numbers.
As you can imagine, it takes a lot of space to bury 360,222 people. The available burial plots in and around northern Virginia filled up quickly.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, most military personnel who died in battle near Washington, D.C., were buried at the United States Soldiers Cemetery in Washington, D.C., or Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria, Virginia, but by late 1863 both were nearly full. On July 16, 1862, Congress passed legislation authorizing the U.S. federal government to purchase land for national cemeteries for military dead, and put the U.S. Army Quartermaster General in charge of this program. In May 1864, Union forces suffered large numbers of dead in the Battle of the Wilderness. Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs ordered that an examination of eligible sites be made for the establishment for a large new national military cemetery. Within weeks, his staff reported that Arlington Estate was the most suitable property in the area. The property was high and free from floods (which might unearth graves), it had a view of the District of Columbia, and it was aesthetically pleasing. It was also the home of the leader of the armed forces of the Confederate States of America, and denying Robert E. Lee use of his home after the war was a valuable political consideration.
Its nice to pretend that the Arlington Estates high ground was a major consideration, but we all know that burying the dead in Robert E. Lees yard was a way of punishing him for his treachery and the butchery we was causing to the Union forces. Arlington National Cemetery is the nations monument to Robert E. Lee. It is a fully appropriate fuck you to a man who was invited to lead the Unions forces but chose to fight for secession and slavery.
On April 18 , Lee met separately with Francis Preston Blair Sr. and General Winfield Scott. Empowered by Lincoln to ascertain Lees intentions and feelings, Blair asked Lee to assume command of the army being raised to put down the rebellion. Lee declined the offer an...
Senate Republicans seem exasperated with Rand Pauls contempt for their stupid Graham-Cassidy health care idiocy. But apparently they arent even trying to change his mind. I dont think most Democrats trust Sen. Paul to vote no, but his Republican colleagues seem convinced that he will. Thats why theyre focused on flipping two votes from the three members who voted against and killed the moronic skinny repeal bill back in early August.
Of the three, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine seems like the hardest case. But if they cant convince her to basically walk back everything shes said about health care over the last two months, theyll have to get both Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to come over to their fantasyland idea of rational health care policymaking.
Now, Murkowski and Collins are both supporters of Planned Parenthood and while they might not have the best voting records, theyre more pro- than anti-choice. I suppose neither side would really want to claim Murkowski, but shes definitely an unnatural ally of the Graham-Cassidy bill.
Which makes this interesting:
[Rand] Paul is also drawing opposition from the anti-abortion lobby, a reliable ally. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Pauls outright opposition to the bill and his dismissiveness of the pro-life priorities within it is alarming and damaging and called his stance an unacceptable position for a pro-life Senator to have.
Sergio Gor, a spokesman for Paul, replied: There is no one more pro life then Senator Rand Paul.
If opposing Graham-Cassidy is an unacceptable position for an anti-choice senator to have, then supporting it must be an unacceptable position for a pro-choice senator to have. If that holds, it would seem that theres no chance that Collins and Murkowski will flip.
Now, Murkowski has a nuanced position. Shes Catholic and personally morally opposed to abortion, but she also interprets her oath of office as committing her to upholding the Constitution. And she says that the Constitution protects abortion rights. On the other hand, she also interprets the Constitution as allowing reasonable federal and state laws to l...
Its kind of amazing what Republican politicians are willing to say once theyve made the decision to retire. For example, Rep. David Reichert of Washington states 8th congressional district, recently had some candid things to say about President Trump. The congressman has an interesting background. While serving in the King County sheriffs department in the 2000s, he helped track down and arrest the Green River killer. Gary Ridgway was responsible for murdering perhaps as many as ninety women, primarily in the Pacific Northwest. Reichert became a bit of a hero for apprehending him and that launched his political career. It probably also helped him survive in a competitive district through a couple of rough election cycles for Republicans. For whatever reasons, however, Reichert doesnt want to test 2018 and he recently announced that he wont seek reelection.
Now that he doesnt really need to worry about what his right-leaning constituents think, hes willing to be honest about what he thinks of our president:
Retiring Republican Rep. Dave Reichert said if President Donald Trump had made his 2005 comments about grabbing women in Washington when he was a cop, he would have arrested him.
Reichert was speaking in an interview with Vice News about the difficulty moderate Republicans face.
Reichert, a former sheriff in King County, Washington, said he never endorsed Trump last year. He also said that as a former police officer, Trumps Access Hollywood comments revealed in October resonated with him.
When somebody says that you know, those recordings came out regarding sexual assaults, he said. If the statute of limitations was still in existence, and he made those comments in King County, and you know it happened in King County, thats a person that I would have to arrest.
Reichert said Trumps comments were sort of an admission of guilt from him.
There was no reasonable explanation for those words, he said.
I thought about Reicherts comments when I saw how upset Rich Starbursts Lowry is about The Handmaids Tale winning eight Emmy awards. What annoyed Lowry more than anything was the perception that the Hulu mini-series based on Margaret Atwoods best-selling novel of the same name has some added relevancy in the Era of Trump....
In this case, the Democrats are correct. The reason that House Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House are loudly signaling that they have no interest in pursuing the bipartisan negotiations between Senate HELP Committee leaders Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray is because theyre engaged in a whip operation in support of the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill:
Democrats portrayed the rejection of the bipartisan push as intended to create pressure on Senate Republicans to hold their nose and support the Graham-Cassidy bill, and as the only way out of the partys political quagmire. If that bill fails, Republicans may have to return to bipartisan talks, particularly if Trump again threatens to halt subsidy payments.
A few things have happened in recent weeks that have revived the Republicans interest in giving repeal another go. One is that Trump started talking aggressively about turning to the Democrats to make deals since the Republicans clearly cannot deliver on their own. Another is brutal polling data. Gallup has approval of Congress at somewhere between 16% and 18% in August and September among Republican voters. It was at 50% among Republicans in February. For context, Democratic voters give Congress a 14% approval number. Probably more importantly, a quick glance at the generic congressional preference polling shows that the GOPs position has deteriorated badly since the failure in early August to repeal Obamacare. Before August, the Dems advantage ranged roughly between two and six percent, with only a couple of more disturbing outliers. Since the failed vote on Obamacare, however, the range is more like six to nine percent. The RealClearPolitics rolling average is actually at 9.2% at the moment, which is high enough to predict a wave election that could cost the Republicans control of the House of Representatives. A third recent development is that the Senate parliamentarian clarified that the Republicans must repeal Obamacare by September 30th or give up trying. Thats because their special budget reconciliation instructions will expire at the end of the fiscal year.
Lawfare is very thorough but also very cautious, which is what I think we want from them. You wont find them saying things like Paul Manafort is going to jail, but you will get some very solid analysis of the latest news reporting (e.g., CNN and New York Times) and the legal meaning of those stories.
Two very meaningful things have been solidly established now. First, the government convinced a FISA court judge that there was reason to believe that Manafort was engaging in clandestine intelligence gathering activities for or on behalf of a foreign power or was pursuant to the direction of an intelligence service or network of a foreign power, knowingly engaging in some other clandestine intelligence activities for or on behalf of such foreign power. In fact, the government convinced the FISA court of this twice, once in 2014 before Manafort was hired by Donald Trump, and once again in 2016 after he was fired by Donald Trump. Additionally, the Special Counsel has convinced a federal judge that there was likely evidence of a crime both at Manaforts Virginia residence and at a storage facility owned by Manafort, which is why they were able to obtain warrants to search both.
The second very significant thing is that Manafort is going to be indicted for some kind of crime or crimes unless he becomes more useful as a witness. Lawfare refuses to speculate about what those crimes might be, but Im not so reticent. The New York Times article says Mr. Manafort is under investigation for possible violations of tax laws, money-laundering prohibitions and requirements to disclose foreign lobbying. Hes also obviously under investigation for possibly working as an agent of a foreign powers intelligence service and for engaging in clandestine activities on their behalf. In other words, hes suspected of cooperating with the Russians in their interference in the presidential election. I think its fair to say that Manafort can be indicted right now for the crimes listed by the Times but may still be clear on the more series charges. I doubt however, that Manafort is overly worried about getting nailed for failing to fill out...
A new leftist study found babies as young as six-months-old are racist.
They cant talk or crawl but theyre racist.
The Toronto Metr reported:
How embarrassing: Youre out in public with a preschooler who blurts out something racially insensitive they picked up from daycare or TV.
Most parents start being extra careful not to expose children to negative racial attitudes at the age when they begin to notice that kind of thing. Until recently, that was thought to be about three or four years old.
But according to a new study published in the journal Child Development, babies as young as six months old can be racist, too just in a different way than older children and adults are.
Leftists think babies become racist at 6-months old if not exposed to enough diversity. pic.twitter.com/BTaiPZkylb
/pol/ News Infinity (@polNewsInfinity) September 21, 2017
The post Liberal Report: White Babies as Young as 6 Months Old Are Racist appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
He cant handle the truth. Via Campus Reform: A professor recently argued that it is hard to be a campus conservativenot because schools are bastions of liberalism but simply because they are universities. Professor Leslie Green, who currently teaches at Balliol College of Oxford University but has held several visiting professorships at institutions like the 
Dont let the biased headline fool you. Shes going to star in a pro-abort movie. From Hollywood Reporter: On the heels of her groundbreaking best actress Emmy win for Hulus The Handmaids Tale, Elisabeth Moss (a TDS-infected libtard) has signed Continue reading
The Detroit Free Press cheered a recent MRG state poll that shows Democrat Debbie Stabenow is up 18 points on Kid Rock in the Michigan senate race.
This is quite the reverse of a Trafalgar poll in July that showed Kid Rock up by two points over the liberal Democrat.
Of course, the Detroit Free Press also predicted Hillary Clinton would clobber Bernie Sanders by 25 points one week before the Democrat primary.
Bernie Sanders ended up beating Hillary Clinton 49.9% to 48.2%.
Only poll with Kid Rock losing is by Detroit Free Press, which also (falsely) said Hillary would beat Bernie by 30 points in their primary. pic.twitter.com/8ejSUr3QHP
/pol/ News Infinity (@polNewsInfinity) September 21, 2017
Teenagers aren't so eager to grow up
as they used to be:
teenagers are increasingly delaying activities that had long been seen as rites of passage into adulthood. The study, published Tuesday in the journal Child Development, found that the percentage of adolescents in the U.S. who have a drivers license, who have tried alcohol, who date, and who work for pay has plummeted since 1976, with the most precipitous decreases in the past decade.Thoughts about the underlying cause?
The declines appeared across race, geographic, and socioeconomic lines, and in rural, urban, and suburban areas.
Between 1976 and 1979, 86 percent of high school seniors had gone on a date; between 2010 and 2015 only 63 percent had, the study found. During the same period, the portion who had ever earned money from working plunged from 76 to 55 percent. And the portion who had tried alcohol plummeted from 93 percent between 1976 and 1979 to 67 percent between 2010 and 2016.
Teens have also reported a steady decline in sexual activity in recent decades, as the portion of high school students who have had sex fell from 54 percent in 1991 to 41 percent in 2015, according to Centers for Disease Control statistics.
Just a tad senile.
Democrats assume that the 2018 elections will be a referendum on
President Trump's corruption, extremism, incompetence, ignorance,
and coddling of Vladimir Putin. They assume it will be a referendum
on Republican efforts to gut the Obama health care law, especially
if those efforts are successful.
The right has other ideas. Portions of the right -- the same people who made major issues of the "Ground Zero mosque" in 2010 and Ebola in 2014 -- would like to make 2018 a referendum on how Democrats want all decent people killed by lawless thugs running amok in the streets. Did you know, for instance, that Hillary Clinton -- a woman many lefties decry as a neoliberal sellout -- is actually one of the principal sponsors of Antifa violence?
That's what Pam Geller told her readers yesterday:
Clinton Moved $800,000 From Her Campaign to Help Fund AntifaHer source is Gateway Pundit -- and yes, I know all of you think of GP's Jim Hoft as "the stupidest man on the Internet," but he's made his site a very influential source of factually dubious propaganda, so he's not all that stupid:
Hillary Clinton the same Hillary Clinton who spent her campaign months talking up the dangers of dark money in politics was just outed for moving about $800,000 of the cash stashed for her presidential run to antifa groups.
EXPOSED: Hillary Clinton Moved 800K From Her Campaign To Help Fund ANTIFA
... It has been revealed that the failed presidential candidates Super-PAC, Onward Together, is heavily backing resistance and Alt-Left extremist groups such as ANTIFA.
In building investigations, Daily Caller first discovered that Hillary transferred a mass sum of money from her campaign over to Onward Together:
Clinton transferred $800,000 from her failed 2016 presidential campaign to Onward Together shortly before announcing the groups launch in May, documents the campaign filed with the FEC reveal.Now, today, it has been revealed by...
This has NOTHING to do with Russian collusion. But that is not what they are after. This renegade body is out to destroy President Trump and will not stop until President Trump is removed from office and/or one of his family members are jailed.
The New York Times reported:
Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, has asked the White House for documents about some of President Trumps most scrutinized actions since taking office, including the firing of his national security adviser and F.B.I. director, according to White House officials.
Mr. Mueller is also interested in an Oval Office meeting Mr. Trump had with Russian officials in which he said the dismissal of the F.B.I. director had relieved great pressure on him.
The document requests provide the most details to date about the breadth of Mr. Muellers investigation, and show that several aspects of his inquiry are focused squarely on Mr. Trumps behavior in the White House.
In recent weeks, Mr. Muellers office sent a document to the White House that detailed 13 areas in which investigators are seeking information. Since then, administration lawyers have been scouring White House emails and asking officials whether they have other documents or notes that may pertain to Mr. Muellers requests.
Ughhh Via Rolling Stone: Shortly before the Edge got on the phone with Rolling Stone to talk about U2s upcoming LP Songs of Experience, Bonos brush with mortality that sent the album into a different lyrical direction and his thoughts about the bands upcoming arena tour, we sent the singer a bunch of questions via 
Liberal Democrats want to remove all American statues related to the Confederacy or slavery including the removal of Jefferson and Washington monuments.
This is the new Democrat Party where fascism rules.
FOX News reported:
Suddenly removed or unwanted Confederate statues and monuments might find a new home in the Woodlands, Texas, after a town leader offered to accept them.
Gordy Bunch, the Woodlands Township Board Chairman, said Tuesday that his town located near Houston could take the statues that are being taken down across the U.S., arguing that the statues would enrich his otherwise new towns sense of history.
Whats happening across the state and across the country is ridiculous regarding eliminating history, Bunch told a gathering of the Texas Patriot PAC, sparking applause from around 60 people, the Houston Chronicle reported.
We dont have a lot of history here in the Woodlands because were only 42, 43 years old. For all these folks in Dallas, in Austin and San Antonio and other places looking to relocate their history, might I suggest they can take those assets over here.
Woodlands Villager (@VillagerNews) September 20, 2017
The post Texas Town Official Offers to Take Discarded and Unwanted Confederate Statues appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
Patrick Knox reports for the UKs The Sun, Sept. 20, 2017, that fulfilling a pledge Emmanuel Macron had made during his presidential election campaign last year, the government of France is declaring war on men harassing women in public. Under Continue reading
Democrats are starting to feel the Bern. Via Politico: Last week, a group of Senate Democrats rallied behind single-payer health care at a splashy press conference. This week, the same group is scrambling to beat back the GOPs latest Obamacare repeal blitz. The contrast shows the chasm between the two parties approach to health care: 
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel turned his late night show into a lecture on the failed and bankrupt Obamacare this week. He considers himself an expert because his son had heart surgery. Of course, he has no idea that the premiums are unaffordable for a majority of American families. But, hes an elitist so hes going to lecture anyway.
On Wednesday night he followed his lecture on Obamacare with threats to beat FOX host Brian Kilmeade.
This was in his opening monologue.
Real Clear Politics reported:
On the Wednesday broadcast of his late-night program, Jimmy Kimmel responded to criticism he has received for his controversial monologue Tuesday night where he ripped Republican Senator Bill Cassidy for using his name to push for the Cassidy-Graham Obamacare replacement proposal.
Kimmel, a fierce proponent of the healthcare law, received many rebuttals for his political statement notably FOX & Friends host Brian Kilmeade. Kilmeade called Kimmel a member of the Hollywood elite for pushing politics. Wednesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host set his aim at the FOX host and let loose.
Kimmel said the FOX host kisses my ass like a little boy meeting Batman whenever the two cross paths and claimed he is dying to be a member of the Hollywood elite.
I dont get anything out of this, Brian, you phony little creep. Oh, Ill pound you when I see you, Kimmel threatened.
Of course, the far left crowd loved it.
They love their violence.
FRI SEP 22
BOOK LAUNCH: WHY BAD GOVERNMENTS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE
Join Indy contributor, humorist and author Danny Katch for the launch of his new book, Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People.
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Speakers from the Ramapough Lenape Nation and Science for the People will lead a discussion on the devastating potential impacts of the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline on sacred lands and the Ramapo River, as well as specific political actions supporters can take. Drinks and mingling in the backyard of Unnameable Books will follow. Proceeds go to the Ramapoughs legal fees.
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PARTY: STARR BAR AND MAYDAY ANNIVERSARY BASH
Come mark the one year anniversary of the activist-friendly Starr Bar and the lefty community center Mayday at this rager. Tickets available at eventbrite.com.
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HISTORY: TRUMP WALKING TOUR
Prior to becoming president, Donald Trump played an integral role in shaping the modern landscape of New York City. Exploring Midtown Manhattan, we are able to get the full spectrum of the Trump story and his rise to power. Register at socialjusticetours.com.
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BOOKS: READINGS FROM VANISHING NEW YORK JUST THE QUEER PARTS
From The Rawhide to Folsom Street East queer New York is disappearing. Blogger and author Jeremiah Moss reads from the queer sections of his celebrated new book, Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul. Signing to follow.
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CLASS: FRIDAYS AS IN MURDER
In traditional hard-boiled and crime novels, women either provoke violence as femme fatales or need protection as paying clients or wandering daughters. Some authors were dissatisfied with this convention. Drawing upon the potentials of pulp fiction and film noirs formula of restlessness, dread and discontent within social corruption, women novelists subverted the genre to explore early feminist and political themes. To learn more, view the reading list and register, visit marxedproject.org.
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Salud Carbajal (CA)
Henry Cuellar (Blue Dog-TX)
Josh Gottheimer (Blue Dog-NJ)
Ruben Kihuen (New Dem-NV)
Dan Lipinski (Blue Dog-IL)
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No, they broke the law.
Guest post by Michael LaChance at American Lookout:
The 2016 election was almost a year ago but apparently the
Republican wave is still rolling. American voters in states across
the country are still trending towards Republicans.
Big League Politics reported:
DATA: Voter Registration Trends Favor Republicans Bigly
An ongoing analysis of voter registration trends since November 2016the election of Donald Trumpcontinues to show significant trends toward Republicans almost across the board. A couple of notes on the data are necessary:
1. In many casesalmost all except Arizona and Delawarethe total number of registered Democrats and Republicans both has fallen. This is normal. Secretaries of State purge voter rolls of those who have moved, died, or asked to be removed from the rolls. The baseline month is November 2016, but some states have not updated up to September. I used the most recent date in these cases. Pennsylvanias data has still not been updated from May, but Ill include it anyway.
2. New Jersey was the only state to show one party declining (the Democrats) and the other gaining (the Republicans, though only by 287 voters).
3. Unfortunately MI, WI, OH, MN, VA, GA, and TX do not register voters by party, so tracking these states is not possible. Once some of themsuch as OHhave primaries, a comparison to previous primary turnout would be beneficial.
Will this continue into 2018 and 2020? Theres a great chance it will.
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The situation in Syria is reaching another critical point. There is an increased possibility of a large scale clash between U.S. and Russian forces. We had warned of such a clash over control of the rich fields east of Deir...
He did, you just didnt like the answer. Via Breitbart: Veteran actor Morgan Freeman appeared in a political video published Monday, in which he demanded President Donald Trump speak directly to the American people about the extent of Russias meddling in the 2016 presidential election. While insisting that the Kremlins election interference is no movie 
Newly released documents by the United States Department of State provide an inside look at the motivations and tactics used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in orchestrating the 1953 coup in Iran that toppled the democratically elected government of former Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh, reinstating the rule of the U.S.-friendly Shah monarchy. In over 
New documents released on Wednesday as part of WikiLeaks series of CIA hacking revelations detail a method the agency uses to geolocate computers and the people using them. The agency infects target devices with malware that can then check which public Wi-Fi networks a given computer can connect to at a given moment, as well 
Ibram X. Kendi talking: the thesis for the book actually came about through researching for the book, which I think is a good thing. And that was, I ended up entering into this history of racist ideas believing this common idea that, really, the sort of origins, the cradle, of racist ideas is ignoranceare ignorance 
Catalan president says Madrid is suspending regions
autonomy: Police raid Catalan government buildings in Barcelona and
arrest 12 senior officials in run-up to banned independence
The Principality of Catalonia (1608) Map of Catalonia entitled Cataloniae principatus novissima et accurata descriptio printed in Antwerp in 1608 by Jan Baptist Vrients.
2017: Spain crisis: stop this radicalism and disobedience, PM tells C...
While warning of Russian influenced fake news and hacking, Samantha Power, Obama's banshee and ambassador at the UN, spreads fake news about "Russian hacking". Power starts off by retelling fiction as historic fact: Soviet agents were instructed to infiltrate party...
The Senate has rejected a measure from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to sunset two war bills and force a debate on what war powers President Trump should have. Senators voted 61-36 Wednesday to table an amendment from the Kentucky Republican to get rid of the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force 
Florida Power & Light said Thursday it was shutting down a pair of nuclear power plants ahead of the storm. The twin-reactor Turkey Point plant, which is 20 feet above sea level, lies just south of Miami on the coast, directly in the path of Irmas expected landfall. Further north on Floridas Atlantic coast is 
The major risk to the Massachusetts Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station from Tropical Storm Jose seems to be possible loss of offsite power due to winds (LOOP). One of the strangest things about nuclear power stations is their need for offsite power: The availability of ac power to commercial nuclear power plants is essential for safe operations and accident recovery. A loss of offsite power (LOOP) event, therefore, is an important contributor to total risk at nuclear power plants. http://nrcoe.inel.gov/resultsdb/LOSP/
It is apparently this need for offsite power which has given rise to the conspiracy theory that nuclear power stations dont really produce energy. It is also this fact which creates a major...
Calling it grave injustice, Andheri resident John Abrahim has refused to get an Aadhaar card for himself and his family. The impediments he faced in the absence of the card his sons college admission, treatment in a hospital, his retirement benefits have hardly been a deterrent. Making me do something and making a 
Tropical Storm Jose Offshore Massachusetts
Last December, Jones River Watershed Association and JRWAs Cape Cod Bay Watch Program once again raised concerns about flooding and storm impacts on Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station on Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts, writing to the US NRC: We continue to believe that the PNPS site, including its nuclear waste storage area, are at risk from flooding and storms. They point to discrepancies between the site elevation data used by Entergy and actual elevation when estimating flood risk at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. (The US NRC appears to consistently use the 1929 elevation standard, rather than the 1988 update which takes into consideration subsidence and other changes which have occurred since 1929. Thus, their concerns may apply to most US Nuclear Power Stations.) Furthermore, they point to the use of outdated sea level assumptions, which fail to take into consideration sea level rise! They point...
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
The Donald Trump I know is a smart guy who often thinks a few steps ahead of those whose will he is trying to bend. But I lately wonder whether he grasps the gravity of the legal peril that is beginning to show up around him. In the past week, we learned of an unfiltered public confession of frustration and weakness among his lawyers and we learned that his former chief confidant and campaign manager is about to be indicted. This is very bad news for President Trump.
Here is the back story.
Trump has hired two experienced Washington criminal defense lawyers to represent him in dealings with Robert Mueller, the independent special counsel who is investigating what connection, if any, there was between Trumps presidential campaign and elements of the Russian government. Mueller has apparently struck a raw nerve in the West Wing of the White House, where Trumps criminal defense lawyers and the White House legal counsel all work.
The nerve was struck over the appropriate response to document requests from Mueller. White-collar criminal investigations, of which this is one, often begin with documents. The government seeks from a potential defendant what it believes is evidence of his crimes from his own records. In the Trump/Russia investigations, Trumps personally employed criminal defense lawyers have disagreed with the federal government-employed White House legal counsel about whether to surrender everything that Mueller has requested.
The criminal defense lawyers who represent the president as a private person are apparently of the belief that he has done no wrong and the surrendering of documents to Mueller would only confirm that. The White House legal counsel, which works for the presidency as a governmental institution, recognizes that as president, Trump enjoys many privileges, among them the right to keep certain communications secret. That is known as executive privilege. It was crafted by Trumps predecessors and articulated by the courts to permit presidents to keep from prosecutors and Congress and the public secret communications about military, diplomatic and sensitive national security matters.
The White House counsel worries that if he were to give Mueller everything Mueller seeks, the White House would not be able to claim the privilege should a communication it has already surrendered prove harmful to the president. Those on the criminal defense team believe that their client has done no wrong and a complete surrendering to Mueller of all the documents he seeks would accelerate the end of his investigation. One of the criminal defense lawyers even told Trump that Mueller would be off his back by Thanksgiving.
How do we know all this?
We know it because one of the criminal defense lawyers...
In his essay, Anatomy of the State, Murray Rothbard wrote of how states preserve their power with a number of tools, most notably an alliance with intellectuals. In return for power, positions, and pelf, the intellectuals work diligently to persuade the majority that their government is good, wise and, at least, inevitable. This is the the vital stock task of the intellectuals. The molding of opinion is what the State most desperately needs if it is to maintain is powers, wrote Rothbard. The citizens themselves do not invent theories of the benevolent state; that is the job of the intellectuals.
In his outstanding new book, How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America (foreword by Ron Paul), historian Brion McClanahan explains with sterling scholarship how one intellectual in particular, Alexander Hamilton, invented out of whole cloth a mythical founding of the American state that bears no resemblance at all to the actual, historical founding. His intellectual successors, most notably Supreme Court justices John Marshall, Joseph Story, and Hugo Black, cemented this myth of the benevolent, consolidated, monopolistic state through decades of legal opinions based on a mountain of lies.
This of course is exactly what John C. Calhoun observed during his time when he wrote in his 1850 Disquisition on Government that a written constitution would inevitably be rewritten by the party of government in a way that would neuter it as a source of limitations on governmental powers.
Hamilton has become the new hero of the Left, writes McClanahan, for the Left has finally realized that he was the architect of modern big government in America, something that many conservatives have long failed to realize. Hamiltons voluminous writings formed the bedrock for generations of legalistic arguments that perverted the Constitution and created the insane modern leftist legal world. It was Hamilton and his ideological heirs who invented the loose construction and implied powers theories of the constitution, which has so screwed up America.
McClanahan shows what a duplicitous liar Hamilton was, speaking out of both sides of his mouth, saying one thing in his Federalist Papers essays, and then spending the rest of his life doing exactly the opposite. He defended states rights and federalism in these essays but when pressed by Jefferson and Madison, he would often backtrack and advance positions he favored during the Philadelphia Convention, namely for a supreme c...
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A couple reports by the Congressional Research ServiceMaintaining financial balance after trust fund insolvency would require substantial reductions in Social Security benefits, substantial increases in income, or some combination of the two. The trustees project that following insolvency of the combined funds in 2034, Congress could restore balance by reducing scheduled benefits by about 23%; the required reduction would grow gradually to 27% by 2091. Alternatively, Congress could raise the Social Security payroll tax rate from 12.4% to 16.0% following insolvency in 2034, then gradually increase it to 16.9% by 2091.
Social Security: What Would Happen If the Trust Funds Ran Out?
Social Security: The Trust Funds
There is no trust fund. There is only a pile of IOUs issued by the government.
Social Security is now running a deficit. So, the Social Security Administration cashes in some of these IOUs to send money to recipients.
This is known as looting the trust fund. That is silly. There is no fund to be looted.
This has always been true. John Attarian explains.
Much of the public is convinced that a perfidious Congress is rifling a trust fund where our Social Security taxes are held in trust to pay future benefits, that this is why Social Security is headed for trouble, and that all Congress has to do to fix Social Security is put this stolen money back. These beliefs crop up perennially in letters to editors.In July 1998, Carolyn Lukensmeyer, director of the Americans Discuss Social Security project, told the Senate Special Committee on Aging that this alleged raiding of the trust fund to finance other spending is the real focus of the publics concern. Her poll found that 79 percent of respondents believe that this is one reason why Social Security might experience financial crisis, and 45 percent believe it is the main reason. (Just 26 percent answered, correctly, that the main reason is that the elderly population is growing faster than the number of workers financing the program.)3 Obstacle to Reform
This mentality is a serious obstacle to Social Security reform. If a looted trust fund is the problem, why bother overhauling Social Security? Just make Congress return the money.
Yet this popular belief is utterly mistaken. There is no trust fund, and Congress is doing nothing wrong. Whats more, t...
What we really need for 9/11 truth is to open the files of the CIA, NSA and FBI, and we need it for truth in many other realms too. The Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth have a petition that seeks a new and truly independent investigation. This is a step in the right direction. We need far more than that. We need to penetrate the secrecy of the CIA and NSA on a timely and complete basis, not 50 years after the fact and only partially. Their files have to be opened. We cannot let the government continue to hide behind national security.
This blog began as a comment on theories of the Trade Towers collapses, but it grew into a criticism of secret government hiding behind the term national security. I sympathize with the petition for a new investigation of 9/11, but I want to see a far more radical process, the dissolution of the CIA and the NSA. The call for opening their files and exposing their activities is part of that process. Edward Snowdens work is a major step in that process as is the work of a number of others whose desire to expose the evils of the CIA and NSA has led them to personal sacrifices and risks.
My scientific approach is (a) devise and adopt a simple theory first to rationalize the known observations, (b) consider the anomalies if any, (c) reconsider the initial theory and revise if need be, or else live with the unexplained anomalies. I follow Occams Razor and Kuhn in this respect. My mind prefers simplicity. I prefer to understand the basic facts first, leaving details and anomalies to later consideration.
What are anomalies? They are observations we do not understand or that seem to contradict our understanding of basic facts through our initial theory. If the anomalies are large enough, we have to revise the theory or even abandon it and devise an entirely different theory.
The Trade Towers collapsed. What caused this? There are two
leading theories: the crash theory and the demolition theory. The
crash theory says that the airplanes that crashed into the towers
were the cause. This rationalizes the largest known facts, which
are that the two planes did crash into the towers and did cause
destructive fires because they were loaded with large amounts of
jet fuel. Also, the fires burned for 102 minutes and about 60
minutes in the North and South towers, respectively. This weakened
steel girders, ergo a collapse eventually occurred. This theory is
simple but powerful. The towers were standing, Planes crashed into
them. They eventually collapsed. Ergo, the planes crashing into the
towers caused their collapse. As a supplemental fact, the manner of
construction of the towers was not as strong as in earlier
The alternative theory,...
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This book deserves 5 stars for being not only well written but also the only book as yet of its kind. It is a benign ideological argument for a more benign system, deconstructing the myth that the American-style republic is the best of all possible worlds. Hoppe has proven prescient, as he wrote this treatise at the beginning of the current millennium when the United States was still riding high and triumphant as the worlds hyperpower. The malaise and breakdown that have set in since then have brought to light the hollow nature of Americas hubristic crowing about having the answer to all the worlds ills, and about how the over-the-top accusations against the King of England in the US Declaration of Independence and other early American republican literature were largely hot air. Essential reading.
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Hoppe explains why Democracy is the monster we should hope to avoid. It appears as a regression when using Monarchy as a comparative model. With such a shocking revelation about Democracy Hoppe provides an alternative by exploring a Natural Order society, so that this may supersede for a better future. Great book. I also enjoyed a refreshing discussion on Austrian economics. Look forward to intriguing examples of high and low time preference.
Reprinted from Amazon.com.
Donald Trump gave his first speech at the United Nations.
Irony: the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning.
Henry Watson Fowler, in The Kings English, says, any definition of ironythough hundreds might be given, and very few of them would be acceptedmust include this, that the surface meaning and the underlying meaning of what is said are not the same.
Also, Eric Partridge, in Usage and Abusage, writes that Irony consists in stating the contrary of what is meant.
Lets examine Trumps speech; his words will be in italics, below.
Verbal Irony is a statement in which the meaning that a speaker employs is sharply different from the meaning that is ostensibly expressed.
We have it in our power, should we so choose, to lift millions from poverty, to help our citizens realize their dreams, and to ensure that new generations of children are raised free from violence, hatred, and fear.
We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions, or even systems of government
Strong sovereign nations let diverse countries with different values, different cultures, and different dreams not just coexist, but work side by side on the basis of mutual respect.
In America, we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone
For example, it is a massive source of embarrassment to the United Nations that some governments with egregious human rights records sit on the UN Human Rights Council.
Tragic irony is a special category of dramatic irony. In tragic irony, the words and actions of the characters contradict the real situation, which the spectators fully realize.
Rogue regimes represented in this body not only support terror but threaten other nations and their own people with the most destructive weapons known to humanity.
International criminal networks traffic drugs, weapons, people, force dislocation and mass migration, threaten our borders and new forms of aggression exploit technology to menace our citizens.
[The United States Constitution] has been the foundation of peace, prosperity, and freedom for the Americans and for countless millions around the globe
In America, the people govern, the people rule, and the people are sov...
This is the way things look to me.
The leftthose folks who I had mistakenly thought were supposed to be opposed to the status quohave strangely sided with the establishment powers-that-be since Donald Trump won the election.
And as bad as Trump isdraining the swamp with one hand, and filling it with the otherhe has at least at times engaged in some swamp draining!
Further these people have the audacity to call themselves The Resistance! Im not sure this has happened before. A group of rabble rousers rallying to the cause of the Status Quo? Rabble rousing to defend the ruling class against someone who would dare challenge the comfort of the privileged folks on top? Do you remember Trumps great line at his inauguration with presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter, and Congressional leaders Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan standing right there behind him?
For too long, a small group in our nations capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nations capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.
Millions of Americans are fed up with politicians of both parties, and indeed hate and feel contempt for Washingtons officeholders. Thus, the vote in 2010 for a Republican House against a sitting Democrat president, the 2014 vote for a Republican Senate and the 2016 vote for an outsider like Trump for the presidency. But it looks like these voters preferences will be overridden once again.
Under constant pressure from The Establishment and their champions among the rabble rousers, Trump is capitulating at an increasing rate. Most recently it seems Trump is excited to see positive statements written about him in The New York Times and The Washington Post. The p...
225 years ago, September 21, 1792, the French revolutionaries proclaimed France a republic. It is what is known historically as the French First Republic. A monarchy over nine centuries old was simply scrapped.
The modern man likes to think of this as progress. It is what freed the French from the tyranny of the monarchy; it is what gave the French their rights; and subsequently it freed the rest of the West as well.
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn tells us otherwise:
One shouldnt forget that much of what may appear positive to us today liberality, intellectuality, humanitarianism had all been already brought to us by the liberal, courtly absolutism, while the French Revolution which used all these words in reality did nothing more than brutally extinguish them.
We certainly are subject to a conveying of history that makes us look a bit too mildly upon the French Revolution. And that is putting it very diplomatically.
The French Revolution has given much inspiration to later tyrannies, especially the extreme totalitarian regimes of the 20th century, a century Murray Rothbard once called for the repeal of. Kuehnelt-Leddihns book Leftism Revisited is helpful in elaborating exactly this inspiration.
Lew Rockwell asks:
Is it too much to say that since the French Revolution, the left has been the source of virtually all political evils, and continues to be so in our day?
Now were here in 2017. We have an American president who praises the Bastille Day celebrations of the French Revolution and its military parades. He now even apparently wants to bring that part of the French Revolution to America, a tradition that dates back only to after the monarchy restorations of the 19th century.
The same president also has threatened to strike a neighbor country of the only country in the world that has ever been stricken with nuclear weapons with total annihilation.
And we are supposed to think that this is the best of all worlds; the best we can do?
Ah yes, its just the wrong guy in the White House. If it only were that well! If only!
If youre still convinced modern democracy is good or you need debating ammunition to convince others its not, there are quite a few sources, of which a selection is in the following.
We have H.L. Mencken and some collected witty material in Notes on Democracy. Alexis de Tocquevilles Democracy in America, while not cons...
Trumps UN speech makes it clear that Trumps presidency, in terms of his campaign promise to remove Washington from the policeman of the world role, exit the Middle East, and repair the damaged relations with Russia, is over. The CIA and the military/security complex are in full control of the US government. Trump has accepted his captivity and his assigned role as the enforcer of Washingtons hegemony over every other country. Washington uber alles is the only foreign policy that Washington pursues.
At the UN Trump actually threatened to wipe North Korea off of the face of the earth. He added to these threats against Venezuela and Iran. He demonized these countries as rogue states, but it is Washington that is playing that role. Washington has destroyed in whole or part eight countries in the young 21st century and has 3 to 5 more in its crosshairs.
One question is: why did not the UN audience shout Trump down, a man standing before them telling obvious lies? The answer, of course, is money. The US taxpayers pay roughly one-quarter of the UNs annual budget, leaving the other 130+ countries a light load. Washington is succeeding in driving the world to Armageddon, because the worlds leaders prefer money to truth, to justice, to survival. The UN diplomats see in their cooperation with Washington the opportunity to make money by sharing in the Wests exploitation of their own countries.
Washington, absorbed in its effort to destroy Syria, left it to its Saudi Arabian puppet to destroy Yemen. The Saudi autocracy, a major sponsor with the US of terrorism, has done a good job, thanks to US supplying the weapons and to the US refueling the Saudi attack airplanes. This totally gratuitous war has helped to maximize the profits of the American military/security complex, a collection of evil never before present on the face of the earth. UNICEF reports that one million Yemeni children will be the victims of American compassion of which Trump bragged in the CIAs UN speech.
One wonders if the Russians and Chinese are so absorbed in getting rich like Americas One Percent that they are unaware that they are on the list of countries to be eliminated for not accepting Washingtons hegemony. Really, where was the Russian government when Washington overthrew the Ukranian government? It was at a sports event. And I call Americans insouciant. Where was the Russian government? How could it have not known?
To be frank. The point is this. Unless Russia and China can take out the US, the US will take out Russia and China. The only question is who strikes first. The only way to avoid this is for Russia and China to surrender and accept Washingtons heg...
CNN, which had previously denounced President Donald Trumps claims that he had been wiretapped at Trump Tower, reported late on Monday that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was tapped by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Depending on the political inclinations of the journalists covering the story, the tale has been framed as either a vindication of Trumps generally derided claims that Trump Tower was wiretapped by the Obama Administration or yet another bit of evidence demonstrating that Team Trump was in collusion to with the Russians to influence the results of the presidential election.
Insofar as can be determined given the lack of any corroboration coming from the government, the narrative surrounding Manafort goes something like this: Manafort, together with a number of other Washington based consultants, was a top adviser to former pro-Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich between 2004 and 2014. His involvement somehow came to the attention of the FBI in 2014 and a secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant was sought by the Bureau and then issued to permit teltapping and other forms of investigation to determine if foreign lobbying laws had been broken. The initial inquiry was eventually allowed to lapse for lack of evidence.
A second warrant was obtained in the summer of 2016, presumably when Manafort was Trumps campaign manager, based on apparently new information that had been obtained by the Bureau. Manafort was wiretapped, presumably to include his residence in Trump Tower, and the eavesdropping continued until early in 2017, after Donald Trump was inaugurated. Manafort reportedly spoke with Trump throughout that period though it is not clear whether the president-elect or president was personally recorded as a consequence of the tap.
Since the appointment of Robert Mueller as Russiagate special counsel in May, some of the ongoing investigation has again focused on Manafort, investigating whether his relationship with Ukraine violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), since he may have been acting on behalf of the government in Kiev, or regarding possible money laundering or tax irregularities. The principal focus, however, has been on the possibility that Manafort actively colluded with the Russian government to influence the U.S. election. To that end, Manafort has been questioned by a Grand Jury and has had his home in Alexandria raided by FBI agents in the early morning of July 26th, while he and his family were sleeping. The lock on the door to his house...
A new school year is almost here. If your children attend school outside your home, have you ever thought about what would happen if their school was closed for an extended period of time?
The most likely to occur disastrous events dont have a long duration before order begins to be restored. Natural disasters can be devastating, but most are relatively localized and the response and recovery time is a couple weeks to a month at the longest. Your children might miss some school, but the time is usually made up at the end of the year or possibly by extending the school day.
But every now and then a major event happens, like Hurricane Katrina, that disrupts entire geographic areas and devastates schools.
Katrina completely destroyed 110 of 126 New Orleans public schools, displacing more than 60,000 students. A year later, the school system was only able to accommodate the return of half the students. It is estimated that more than 400,000 students in the Katrina ravaged regions had to move to other cities to attend school.
Another issue is pandemic. Experts believe that it could take at least 4 to 6 months to prepare a vaccine for distribution during a flu pandemic.
Schools have varying response plans for outbreaks. Some close as soon as an outbreak has been identified. Others will not close until the school itself has a certain percentage of confirmed illnesses. Either way, schools could be closed for months to help reduce transmission rates. Depending on the time of year and how long schools are closed, recommendations could be made to hold all students back until work is made up or promote them all as if they completed the current grade. Neither is a good option.
Homeschooling Your Public School Children
If you find yourself post-disaster with school-aged children at home for an extended period of time, you will likely need a way keep them occupied. You may also want to continue their education so they dont fall behind.
If they have their school books with them, you can simply progress through each subject as if they were attending school. Have your children read the text, work in workbooks, and take chapter quizzes and tests. If there are no tests, create them by reading through the text yourself.
By Dr. Mercola
While many health screens and lab tests are overrated or unnecessary, there are a few that are vitally important, such as vitamin D. I recommend checking your vitamin D level at least twice a year.
Two other really important tests are serum ferritin (which measures stored iron) and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase or sometimes called gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT; a liver enzyme correlated with iron toxicity, disease risk and all-cause mortality). By monitoring your serum ferritin and GGT levels and taking steps to lower them if theyre too high, you can avoid serious health problems.
For adults, I strongly recommend getting a serum ferritin test and GGT on an annual basis. When it comes to iron overload, I believe it can be every bit as dangerous to your health as vitamin D deficiency. In this interview, Gerry Koenig,1 former chairman of the Iron Disorders Institute and the Hemochromatosis Foundation, explains the value of these two tests.
Iron Overload Is More Common Than Iron Deficiency
Iron is one of the most common nutritional supplements. Not only can you get it as an isolated supplement, but its also added to most multivitamins. Many processed foods are also fortified with iron. While iron is necessary for biological function, when you get too much, it can do tremendous harm.
Unfortunately, the first thing people think about when they hear iron is anemia, or iron deficiency, not realizing that iron overload is actually a more common problem, and far more dangerous. Many doctors dont understand or appreciate the importance of checking for iron overload.
Virtually all adult men and postmenopausal women are at risk for iron overload due to inefficient iron excretion, since they do not lose blood on a regular basis. Blood loss is the primary way to lower excess iron, as the body has no active excretion mechanisms. Another common cause of excess iron is the regular consumption of alcohol, which will increase the absorption of any iron in your diet.
For instance, if you drink wine with your steak, you will likely absorb more iron than you need. Theres also an inherited disease, hemochro...
On Wednesday, left-wing hit machine Media Matters published perhaps one of its most erroneous reports yet How Matt Drudge became the pipeline for Russian propaganda
Matt Gertz, a Senior Fellow at Media Matters, purports media titan Matt Drudge is a puppet for Russian president Vladimir Putin because the Drudge Report has linked to Kremlin-linked news publications 400 times since 2012. Now, 400 links may appear like a large number, yet a simple analysis reveals its a drop in the ocean compared to the massive volume of links published in the past four years. One doesnt have to read the Drudge Report avidly to know the website publishes anywhere between 70-100 links daily. Such is a conservative estimate.
(Very) conservatively speaking, lets assume the Drudge Report has published 60 links daily for the past four years.
The Gateway Pundit estimates The Drudge Report publishes 21900 links annually. Multiplying 21900 by four equals 87,600 links since 2012. Now well add the 261 days that have past in 2017, bringing our total link average from 2012 to the present day to 101,460.
It is more likely the number is closer to .2% because of The Drudge Reports prolific link volume.
Media Matters shamelessly published a graphic detailing the volume of Kremlin-connected news outlets linked on the Drudge Report.
Keep in mind the news aggregator may link on average of 20,000 stories per year and yet, Gertz is ringing the alarm on the number of Russian propaganda websites, which barely receive 50 links in some years. If the premise of Gertzs report is correct, the Drudge Report is far from being the pipeline...
Lou Dobbs began by discussing the cozy relationship between Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, asking, What is going on here?
Fitton answered by saying, Mueller is investigating himself in my view. The firing of Comey led to his appointment. Comeys leaking of information led to his appointment and Sessions recused himself almost immediately
Fitton called Mueller an unelected bureaucrat who doesnt answer to the American people.
What can we do about it?! Dobbs asked frustrated.
Dobbs points out that there is no one to turn to in order to put an end to this madness and went off on all of the corrupt agencies in the federal government.
The only recourse would be for AG Sessions to unrecuse himself, yet we all know that hes not going to do this.
Dobbs closed by saying the establishment which owns the leadership of both political parties is using Mueller as a tool to attack President Trump who threatens their power structure.
FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) September 21, 2017
The post Lou Dobbs Goes Off on Corrupt Mueller Investigation: What is Going on Here?! (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
The video begins with Lemon asking Clapper about the stories floating around in the press, Clapper then reiterates what he has said prior about the incident and says he cannot comment on the FISA warrant.
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my wires tapped in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
Clapper consistently states that he stands on what he said back on the 5th of March. Watch Clappers video from March 5, 2017 below:
Lemon then asks Clapper, Is it possible the President was picked up in a conversation with Paul Manafort?
Clapper replies: Its certainly conceivable . . .
Lemon: Is it likely?
Clapper: Uh, I cant say. I uh wouldnt wanna go there, but I will say, its possible.
Watch the video below:
Its possible President Trumps voice was picked up in a wiretap of Paul Manafort, says former spy chief Clapper https://t.co/2ELM48axAa
CNN (@CNN) September 21, 2017
Here's a clip to give you a sense of the size of this protest at the St. Louis Galleria. (It's sped up 8x.) pic.twitter.com/hfcFxBgBBh
Jim Dalrymple II (@JimDalrympleII) September 20, 2017
The protesters were turned away at the Galleria doors.
Protest getting started now at the St. Louis Galleria mall. Current chant: "no justice, no profit." pic.twitter.com/1jg5t72hld
Jim Dalrymple II (@JimDalrympleII) September 20, 2017
Hundreds of police officers were called to the Galleria.
Happening now on Brentwood Blvd. Protesters now in Galleria parking lot, police on the street. pic.twitter.com/VoX6PiKrz6
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Reporters ride unicorns not horses. Via Washington Times: Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke reportedly dropped the F-bomb in an email exchange with a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist who was working on a story about the former sheriffs security detail. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel watchdog columnist Daniel Bice sent Mr. Clarke, an ardent President Trump supporter, 
A new report by the Daily Callers Luke Rosiak reveals Imran Awan, former IT aide for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, abused multiple women. Under Virginias Freedom of Information Act, Rosiak obtained police records detailing the harrowing experiences of abuse at the hands of Awan.
Daily Caller reports:
Multiple women in relationships with Imran Awan, the indicted former IT aide for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, have recently called Virginia law enforcement and alleged being abused by him, police reports obtained under Virginias Freedom of Information Act show.
Officers found one of the women bloodied and she told them she just wanted to leave, while the second said she felt like a slave, according to Fairfax County Police reports obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group. A third woman claimed she was being kept in captivity.
The third woman is Awans stepmother, Samina Gilani, who said in court documents that Awan invoked his authority as a congressional employee to intimidate immigrant women, in part by telling them he had the power to have people kidnapped.
All but two of the nearly two dozen Democratic women Awan worked for in the House declined to comment on the police reports.
15 female Dem reps who employed the Awans declined to distance themselves from Imran/disavow despite being sent the police reports re: women pic.twitter.com/sYPYk5LdZz
Luke Rosiak (@lukerosiak) September 21, 2017
With each passing day, we learn more and more about the dark and murky past of Pakistan IT staffer Imran Awan. The former employee of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is accused of stealing hardware from ranking Democrats and sending sensitive intel to foreign groups like the Muslim Brotherhood. A new report reveals Imran Awan was banned from the Houses network for attempting to hide a secret server.
Daily Caller reports:
Now-indicted former congressional IT aide Imran Awan allegedly routed data from numerous House Democrats to a secret server. Police grew suspicious and requested a copy of the server early this year, but they were provided with an elaborate falsified image designed to hide the massive violations. The falsified image is what ultimately triggered their ban from the House network ...
Ed Martin, Eagle Forum President, told TGP today the event was sold out.
You can reserve your ticket at Eventbrite.
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles is proud to welcome executive chairman of Breitbart News and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon to Saint Louis, Missouri, for a Putting Americans First Rally.
Mr. Bannon will share his insights as a conservative thinker, media executive, and Trump supporter.
The event will be held at 3 PM on Sunday, September 24th, 2017, at the Marriott St. Louis Airport. A limited number of free tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
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8 years of talking about repeal has been downgraded to overhaul. Leave Obamacare in place and let it implode as written. Via Washington Examiner: The senators behind the last shot at overhauling Obamacare are fighting back against criticisms that their bill will erode protections for people with pre-existing conditions by saying that states can solve 
But the Democrats say that voter fraud is just a myth
The Washington Times reported:
City Commissioner Al Schmidt said Wednesday the voters are all self-admitted non-citizens who went back and canceled their registrations later but not before casting illegal ballots a total of 227 times in elections spanning 2006 to 2007.
Most of those non-citizens signed up to vote at PennDOT, the state motor vehicles bureau, when they went to get a drivers license. While legal residents and long-term visitors are allowed to hold licenses, they are not allowed to vote in federal elections yet thanks to a federal law, the sign-up for both licenses and voter registration is often tied together.
The current voter registration process at PennDOT is both harmful to election integrity and to members of the immigrant community seeking citizenship, Mr. Schmidt said.
Keep in mind, these numbers are only based on people who self reported so the real number of illegal voters is much higher.
The National Voter Registration Act or motor voter is another Democrat scam passed in 1993 by none other than Slick Willie. It forces states to sign up voters while they get their drivers licenses.
More robust motor voter laws have been passed since 1993 as states push to automatically register voters while giving illegal aliens drivers licenses. See where this is going? Illegal aliens get drivers licenses making it easy for them to register to vote. This is all part of the Democrat plan.
Couple this with the fact that Obama openly told illegal aliens to vote in the Presidential election, we shouldnt be surprised our voting system is compromised.
Emily Zanotti at The Daily Wire reported:
A Charlotte, North Carolina charity was forced to cancel their event, raising money for kids with terminal illnesses, after participants couldn;t handle the name of the event venue: the Trump National Golf Course.
The Tri at the Trump is a three-stage race (running, swimming and biking), where competitors raise money for various local charities that benefit children suffering from cancer and other devastating conditions.
But this year, the Tri at the Trump organizers say potential participants were triggered by the Trump name, and, over the summer, the group received several aggressive complaints about both the event, and the Trump National Golf Course.
Last week, in an effort to save the event and distance the race from the President, organizers changed the name from Tri at the Trump to Tri for Good. I hope by making this announcement, we can focus on what our core values are and the goals we are trying to achieve with our race, race organizer Chuck McAllister posted to the events Facebook page.
But participants were still unimpressed because the event was still being held at Trump National and unable to fully distance themselves from the President or find another venue on short notice, the organizers cancelled the race altogether.
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Currently I am engaged in a long-running investigative report that is certain to disrupt the MSM propaganda wing and Globalist agenda that has been rampant in Washington, I have a forthcoming book covering the culture wars in America and how the Right can win, along with prep-work for a series of impending campus speeches for a set of college tours. The deadlines and work that needs to be completed on these projects are my current priority.
While I was originally confirmed to speak at Free Speech Week, as it is a rare opportunity to attend an event featuring a combination of friends and great conservative minds, it has unfortunately become impractical.
Similarly considering the uncertainty surrounding the event on both sides (on both sides), I have decided to withdraw my name from Berkeley Free Speech Weeks schedule on the seemingly likely chance that something impedes the event and it becomes lost work time on the projects Im currently engaging in.
As far as the event is concerned, both I and the entire crew at the Gateway Pundit hope that the event goes off without a hitch and that an open and fruitful dialogue occurs regarding the event.
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Theyve stolen the seat from with Boss Wright and Boss Seddio overruling the people, charged candidate Paul Newell, referring to Manhattan Democratic Party leader Keith Wright and Brooklyn Democratic leader Frank Seddio... [I]n Brooklyn, Seddio did not call a party committee meeting and steered the Brooklyn vote to five-term Manhattan Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh after consulting with the boroughs elected officials.
...Newell may not have helped his cause with Cuomo after backing the governors Democratic rival, Zephyr Teachout, in the 2014 Democratic primary.
A committee vote is not legally required for a vacancy covering a two-county seat and party leaders can call the shots.
...Democratic district leaders in Manhattan were furious that Wright went against the wishes of their non-binding vote.
Via NY Post: Over the years, a curious habit has taken hold at the United Nations. A body designed to strengthen the best of humanity has too often become a font of doublespeak and appeasement that protects the worst of humanity. That tragic comity was shattered when President Trump played the skunk at the garden 
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani delivered remarks today at the U.N. discussing the difference between U.S. President Donald Trumps current strategy and the failed policy of former President Obama. Two key differences underline the optimism of Ghani: #1) President Trump listened Continue reading
Leonardo DiCaprio joined John Kerry this week to criticize climate change deniers (climate realists) at the Kerry Initiative at Yale.
DiCaprio is very upset that the masses dont care what he has to say about junk science.
in 2014 on his way to the World Cup.
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Ken Burns Vietnam Documentary? Or Should I Watch Game of Thrones Again?bruce Thu, 09/21/2017 - 06:14
Ken Burns latest documentary series "Vietnam" leads with the claim that the US war in Vietnam was a mistake, a tragic miscalculation. In fact it was a crime that cost 3 million lives.
Ill get around to seeing Ken Burns series on the war in Vietnam some time soon. It will be kind of a chore, something Im really not looking forward to. Thats because Ive already heard that the Ken Burns documentary declares the war in Vietnam a tragic mistake based on misunderstanding of something or somebodies by other somebodies. In a way thats enough for me. I understand the war in Vietnam as not a tragic mistake, but a vast and heinous crime, a crime wave really, lasting 3 decades from 1945 to 1975. During the last third of that time alone more than 3 million people lost their lives.
The bloodletting began at the end of World War 2. Ho Chi Minh and Vietnamese Communists led the fight against the Japanese occupation forces and cooperated with US and Allied war aims. Vietnamese fully expected US support for their independence from France after the war. Instead the US and British forces sent to Vietnam to accept the Japanese surrender re-installed the French colonial regime. The Vietnamese fought a bloody nine year war against a French colonial army entirely provisioned and supplied by the United States. When the Viets surrounded and defeated the French garrison at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 President Eisenhower offered France nuclear weapons, but the French declined.
Convinced that Uncle Ho as the Vietnamese called him and his party would win the 1956 elections, the US created a brutal puppet government in the southern half of Vietnam to cancel the election and request US military aid against so-called invaders from so-called North Vietnam. In the final decade of the long Vietnamese war more than half a million US troops were deployed, more bombs were dropped than in all of World War 2, and millions of civilians mostly Vietnamese peris...
Her personal computer and CBS laptop were hacked after she began filing stories about Benghazi that were unflattering to the Obama administration. Attkisson wrote a New York Times bestseller documenting this called Stonewalled.
On Wednesday, Attkisson wrote an Op-Ed for The Hill titled, It looks like Obama did spy on Trump, just as he apparently did to me in response to the CNN report that Obamas FBI indeed wiretapped Trumps former campaign manager Paul Manafort.
Attkisson said in her op-ed that many in the media are missing the bigger story with the wiretapping reports. The Obama administration spied on political opponents, journalists and members of Congress and asks if the intel agencies are indeed weaponized.
She also points out a pattern that every time CIA Director John Brennan or DNI head James Clapper were caught spying, they would falsely deny such accusations.
Attkisson points out that the media is happy to push propaganda for the government rather than report the truth:
Then, as now, instead of getting the bigger story, some in the news media and quasi-news media published false and misleading narratives pushed by government interests. They implied the computer intrusions were the stuff of vivid imagination, conveniently dismissed forensic evidence from three independent examinations that they didnt review.
Officials involved in the surveillance and unmasking of U.S. citizens have said their actions were legal and not politically motivated. And there are certainly legitimate areas of inquiry to be made by law enforcement and intelligence agencies. But look at the patterns. It seems that government monitoring of journalists, members of Congress and political enemies under multiple administrations has become more common than anyone would have imagined two decades ago. So has...
Disobedient Media recently spoke with Michael F. McMahon about what they called widespread, long term, systemic corruption in the FBI's vetting process. He had a top secret clearance during the course of his service, but eventually resigned from the FBI due to dangerous vetting procedures putting the country at risk.
Buck up, buttercup. Obamas gone. No apologies forthcoming
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson holds a press conference to debrief the media on the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York and ongoing U.S. diplomatic efforts in a variety of regions. Anticipated Start Time 8:10pm: UPDATE: Video Added Continue reading
John Kelly was appointed to replace White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in July. Kelly reportedly filters the presidents news sources and controls the presidents schedule.
John Kelly made headlines on Tuesday when he was spotted covering his face during President Trumps speech.
Ed Rollins: At least what Ive heard from sources inside who know Kelly, he is an honorable man and a good general. He didnt vote for him. He voted for Hillary. So I dont think basically he is a Trump supporter or ideologically a Trump supporter.
Via Lou Dobbs
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Life isnt fair. If you try to adjust everything for a child so they wouldnt feel any pain, you completely incapacitate them from being able to deal with life. Via Business Insider: Members of the royal family arent often told what they can and cant do. But just a few days into his first year 
Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) was a celebrated British science fiction writer who became very famous when one of his books was made into the 1968 movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick. Clarke was one of the Big Continue reading
Come on, where the heck is Jeff Sessions? This is an internal stall tactic from holdovers. Get them into line! Via Washington Examiner: After two previous deadlines came and went, House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes has set a new date for the FBI and Justice Department to turn over documents relating to the Trump 
Though he is no longer working in the Senate, nor a registered lobbyist, the Graham-Cassidy bill was crafted, at least in part, by Rick Santorum who records show has a close financial relationship with the healthcare industry.
Prior to his presidential bid, Santorum served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991 to 1995, and in the U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2007. He is currently a contributor at CNN and a board member at Pathway Healthcare. He also appears to be a board member of Universal Health Group, where he made $395,000 prior to 2012 in directors fees and stock options. The company provided major political support for Santorum, with company CEO Alan B. Miller being one of his largest contributors during his time in Senate and as a presidential candidate.
Though he is no longer a senator, Santorum has been hanging around the Capitol in meetings and on the floor with current members, acting in what Senate sources have described as an informal lobbying position for the Graham-Cassidy bill. According to the former senator, he was on the hill having his hair cut in the Capitol barbershop when he ran into Graham and offered his ideas for a new healthcare bill. This eventually lead to the duo working together on the proposal.
Asked by Politico reporter Burgess Everett if he is now a 53rd Republican senator, Santorum responded saying, I wish we wouldnt have to be scrambling for votes right now. Im a glorified staffer.
In response, Doug Stafford, Rand Pauls chief strategist tweeted, Youre not a glorified anything. Not a staffer youre a guy who lost by 20 points hanging around like its your old high school.
You're not a glorified anything. Not a staffer you're a guy who lost by 20 points hanging around like it's your old high school.
Doug Stafford (@dougstafford) September 20, 2017
In 2012, records show that the healthcare industry was heavily funding Santorums president...
ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) September 20, 2017
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the
lawsuit on Wednesday.
This is all they got.
#NBC7 San Diego (@nbcsandiego) September 20, 2017
Think Progress reported:
On Wednesday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that the state had filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its plans to construct a border wall in San Diego and Imperial County. Citing the administrations decision to expedite waiving more than three dozen environmental laws to construct the wall, Becerra said that the lawsuit would force the Trump administration to follow the law instead of relying on outdated federal statues.
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The city of Chicago plans to build a massive multi-million dollar training center for police and firefighters in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. But a coalition of community organizations contend the center will compound President Donald Trumps multi-pronged attack on communities of color and expand the Chicago Police Departments capacity for violence.
Last week, the citys Community Development Commission approved a 30.4-acre land acquisition in a northwest industrial corridor tax-increment-financing (TIF) district in Chicago. A $95 million state-of-the-art compound will be built by 2020 for police, firefighters, and emergency medical services teams to train together.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel hailed the facility as a destination, where out-of-state police agencies can send officers for training. It will spur real economic development with people from the suburbs and down state traveling to the center.
Similarly, Alderman Emma Mitts, whose ward includes West Garfield Park, asserted the community is excited about having a lot more police in the area. She also claimed there will be new economic opportunities.
Ive lived there over 35 years, and its been vacant since Ive been there, Mitts said. The community has been complaining about no retail there. So, I changed the zoning not knowing they were going to put the police and fire academy across the street. Hopefully, we can attract the retail they were talking about like grocery stores. They have to go outside of the neighborhood; nothing in walking distance, where you can get good produce.
However, Page May of Assatas Daughters, who is part of the coalition, contended the compound is an investment in policing. It is an investment in the Chicago Police Department. This is not an investment in the west side of Chicago.
Debbie Southorn, a part of the Peoples Response Team, which is also a part of the coalition against the compound, said it is a little bizarre to believe a police presence will make the area suddenly appealing to retail.
If you actually look at where theyre talking about building this, its in a industrial corridor. Its actually part of a TIF district. Its the northwest industrial corridor so its flanked by a super busy intersection and then a factory and a [Chicago Transit Authority] fleet area, Southorn added. The idea that there is going to be cops walking around crossing north of Chicago into the neighborhood to go shopping is pretty bizarre and doesnt accurately reflect t...
Via Daily Caller: The American electoral college system should be abolished because it provides foreign nations with the opportunity to influence the outcomes of U.S. presidential elections, according to Politico. The authors used Alexander Hamiltons Federalist No. 68 to explain the Founding Fathers theory that the U.S. electoral college would protect the nation from the 
this piece by John Nolte yesterday:
According to the latest census figures, white people make up 61.3 percent of the American population. Rounding out those numbers, Hispanics (17.8 percent), blacks (13.3 percent), and Asians (5.7 percent), fill in most of the rest of our glorious melting pot. And yet...It is? Do tell, John.
The oh-so progressive left-wing television industry, the very same television industry that spent almost every minute of Sundays disastrously low-watched Emmy Award Show smugly blasting away at Trump and his supporters as unrepentant racists, looks nothing like America. Not even close.
In fact, the broad coalition of Trumps racist supporters is much more racially diverse than the television industry.
According to a just-released study, minority actors make up only 11.4 percent of the lead actors in television roles. Things are not much better for supporting non-white roles, where white actors account for about three-quarters of the scripted roles on cable and broadcast.Yes, and a lot of non-whites and white liberals have criticized Hollywood for that over the years.
Let us now compare Hollywoods horrible record of racial diversity on television to the racial diversity of those Hollywood relentlessly blasts as racists, meaning: those awful Trump Supporters.John? No. You're absolutely wrong about this.
Only 58 percent of Trump supporters are white. Of that remaining non-white 42 percent, eight percent are black, while 29 percent are Hispanic.
The last-ditch Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has zeroed in on a single target: Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who cast one of three decisive no votes in July.
Her colleagues Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan Collins of Maine have been written off as no votes by the bills backers. If Murkowski joins them and votes no again, the bill, which cuts federal health-care spending and devolves power to the states, falls short of the 50 votes it needs.
Murkowski has given no indication that she has re-thought her opposition, and on Tuesday, Alaskas governor, Bill Walker, announced he was against the new bill. Later that day, while speaking with reporters, Murkowski quoted Walkers statement, adding that she is not yet announcing her own position.
If all that isnt enough to give an indication of how shell vote this time around, take a look at a conversation she had with a class of high school interns just last month. Murkowski, who tends to hold her cards close to her vest, didnt announce her decision last time before the vote, either. But that doesnt mean she hadnt made up her mind.
In the Q&A with her outgoing interns, she allowed each to ask her a question. The back and forth was recorded and posted to YouTube. As of this writing, it has been viewed 523 times, and was referenced in a profile of Murkowski written in August by Jennifer Bendery of HuffPost.
Here's an airport staffer/constituent greeting Lisa Murkowski in Alaska, the day after she helped tank the Senate's Obamacare repeal bill. pic.twitter.com/EJnDIE7G54
Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) July 31, 2017
One intern, Kobe Rizk, asked Murkowski to name an issue she had made a visible difference on and how.
Murkowski immediately referred back to her vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act. The nay vote had been cast amid tremendous pressure which Murkowski described later to CNN as repercussion from party, a tweet from the president, backlash from your leadership and even a threat that Alaska could lose federal funding for energy projects.
For backers of Graham-Cassidy, who still claim to have hope she will come around, Murkowskis answer to the intern could not bode worse for the...
Democrat hack Auntie Maxine is off her meds again.
Maxine Waters (D-CA) went off on President Trump during a eulogy at comedian Dick Gregorys funeral on Saturday.
Im cleaning out the White House! Waters began to loud cheers.
Waters called Trump a dishonorable human being and referred to the President as this person several times to applause.
She also referred to the White House as the house that slaves built and of course brought up the KKK, This dishonorable human being who has the alt-right, and the KKK and everybody else inside his Cabinet!
Maxine Waters also said that her deceased friend would probably say Trump colluded with the Russians. Seriously?
Im gonna say impeach 45 everyday! Impeach 45 everyday! Impeach 45 everyday!
Maxine Waters is a worthless politician who lives in a $4 million house outside of her district after years of accomplishing absolutely NOTHING. An investigation should be launched into her decades of corruption.
Video via The American Mirror:
Former Obama administration officials are the subject of intense scrutiny in relation to Congress investigation into unmasking allegations. The Washington Free Beacons Adam Kredo says Powers unmasking was done on an unprecedented scale. A new report by Fox News states Power sought to unmask Americans nearly every day.
Fox News reports:
Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was unmasking at such a rapid pace in the final months of the Obama administration that she averaged more than one request for every working day in 2016 and even sought information in the days leading up to President Trumps inauguration, multiple sources close to the matter told Fox News.
Two sources, who were not authorized to speak on the record, said the requests to identify Americans whose names surfaced in foreign intelligence reporting, known as unmasking, exceeded 260 last year. One source indicated this occurred in the final days of the Obama White House.
The details emerged ahead of an expected appearance by Power next month on Capitol Hill. She is one of several Obama administration officials facing congressional scrutiny for their role in seeking the identities of Trump associates in intelligence reports but the interest in her actions is particularly high.
Power isnt the only Obama official to be in hot water over the unmasking scandal. The Gateway Pundit previously reported Susan Rices involvement in the unmasking scandal is raising red flags over what insiders view was an attempt by the Obama administration to undermine President Trump and his team.
A new report out on Susan Rice says the former top Obama administration official revealed to House investigators why she unmasked Trump officials. Rice sought to understand more about a meeting between UAE crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan and senior Trump aides that took place late last year.
Former national security adviser Susan Rice privately told House investigators that she unmasked the identities of senior Trump officials to understand why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates was in New York late last year, multiple sources told CNN.
The New York meeting prec...
Lawrence ODonnell, the far-left MSNBC host with a long-standing hatred of President Trump, was having a particularly bad night on On August 29, 2017.
In footage that was JUST leaked in the past hour, ODonnell can be heard berating fellow MSNBC employees and progressively becomes more and more unhinged in the video clip which lasts a full eight minutes.
Shortly after introducing a clip involving President Donald Trump, ODonnell poses for a moment before losing control.
Whats going on, why am I losing this, why dont I have sound?! Whos asking for a Labor Day rundown in my ear?! Moments later, he is breathily heard saying God dammit, before slamming his fists on his desk and glancing up in a horrific scene reminiscent of the Poltergeist movie.
As the clip goes on, ODonnell grows more and more crazed, jumping from a man possessed to going on a monologue reminiscent of the 1988 classic Scrooged, where Bill Murray plays a selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.
STOP THE HAMMERING UP THERE. WHOS GOT A HAMMER? WHERE IS IT? WHERES THE HAMMER? GO UP ON THE OTHER FLOOR. SOMEBODY GO UP THERE AND STOP THE HAMMERING. STOP THE HAMMERING. ILL GO DOWN TO THE GODDAMNED FLOOR MYSELF AND STOP IT, KEEP THE GODDAMNED COMMERCIAL BREAK GOING. CALL FUCKING PHIL GRIFFIN, I DONT CARE WHO THE FUCK YOU HAVE TO CALL. STOP THE HAMMERING. EMPTY OUT THE GODDAMNED CONTROL ROOM AND FIND OUT WHERE THIS IS GOING ON.
Since the incident, ODonnell has not at the time of publication commented on the leaked footage.
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Propriety? Whats that? Via Daily Caller: Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters has been obsessed with impeaching Donald Trump so much so that her latest call for impeachment was during a eulogy. During comedian Dick Gregorys funeral on Saturday, Waters quickly turned what was supposed to be a memorial of her friend into an anti-Trump political 
Leaders of both major parties are wrong to think of the 2016 election as some kind of fluke. I believe a political realignment is underway, and those who fail to discern its outlines could end up powerless and irrelevant.
With all respect to Hillary Clinton, her newly published memoir, What Happened, doesnt really tell what happened. It is perhaps inevitable that she would focus on the daily twists and turns of the campaign. It is understandable that she would blame James Comey, Vladimir Putin and the media for damaging her prospectsand that she would downplay her own strategic and tactical missteps.
But take a step back and look at the election through a wider lens. Clinton, with all her vast experience and proven ability, was defeated by Donald Trump, a reality television star who had never before run for office, displayed near-total ignorance of the issues, broke every rule of political rhetoric and was caught on videotape bragging of how he sexually assaulted random women by grabbing their crotches.
Thats not just unlikely, its impossible. At least it should have been, according to everything we knewor thought we knewabout politics. Yes, Comeys last-minute revival of Clintons email scandal robbed her of momentum. Yes, her neglect of the Rust Belt was a terrible mistake. Yes, the Russians were working hard to defeat her, with the blessingand at least the attempted collusionof the Trump campaign.
But the election never should have been close enough for relatively minor voting shifts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania to elect the likes of Trump. The election never should have been close enough for Clinton to lose Florida and barely eke out a win in Virginia.
In retrospect, the alarming possibility of an election-night surprise should have been apparent. Trump never should have won the Republican nomination over a field that included so many talented politicians. And Clinton never should have had to work so hard...
The speech delivered Tuesday by Donald Trump to the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York was without precedent either for the UN or the American presidency.
Speaking before a world body ostensibly created to spare humanity the scourge of war and founded on the principles elaborated at the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders, the American president openly embraced a policy of genocide, declaring that he was ready, willing and able to totally destroy North Korea and its 25 million people.
The fact that nobody in the assembly moved for Trumps arrest as a war criminal, or even told the fascistic bully to sit down and shut up, is a measure of the bankruptcy of the UN itself.
The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea, Trump told the meeting. Rocket Man [Trumps imbecilic nickname for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un] is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United State...
What a looney tune.
Daniel Bice, a liberal reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently asked the former Milwaukee Sheriff about his security detail in an email.
Fran McLaughlin said today that the sheriffs office is ending the round-the-clock security detail at your house. I have a few questions for you, Bice said in an email.
Bice went on to ask if Clarke agrees with this decision and if its a wise use of taxpayer dollars.
Clarkes office responded, F*ck you and the horse you rode in on. Im David Clarke and I approve this message.
Daniel Bice posted the exchange to his Twitter account with a caption, Several of you have asked to see a screenshot of the exchange with @SheriffClarkes new official email account. Here you go.
Daniel Bice (@DanielBice) September 20, 2017
This isnt the first time Daniel Bice got blasted by Sheriff Clarkes. Last year they offered to send him a t-shirt of Clarke and guessed he wore a size small. Hah!
Bice tweeted, Best email from @SheriffClarke and his team since he offered to buy me a Christmas present last year. Read...
Exclusive: New tests support the skepticism of U.S. intelligence veterans that Russia hacked the DNCs computers, pointing instead to a download of emails by an insider, write ex-NSA official William Binney and ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By William Binney and Ray
Single payer health-care is going to be lit. Via Washington Examiner: Internal Department of Veterans Affairs data provided by whistleblowers reveals the agency is only filling about half of its capacity to make medical appointments, even as veterans continue to wait an average of at least 30 days before a medical appointment can be scheduled. 
Who I am and our campaign
-by Brent Welder
Pouring concrete in scorching summer heat and waiting tables on nights and weekends, I worked my way through college. I never had a rich dad that could loan me a million dollars. But I did have a mom and dad who made sure I had solid Midwest values and a strong work ethic.
From an early age, I learned the importance of standing up for what I thought was right. Thats why I have fought my whole life for workers rights through working for labor unions and progressive candidates, like Bernie Sanders.
Bernie Sanders inspired me. From the first time I heard him speak, I knew I had found someone who finally said everything I knew what was rightfrom a $15 per hour minimum wage to single payer heath care system to creating a government that works for us, not the wealthy 1%.
So I got involved. I started organizing locally, then got elected as a delegate to the Democrati...
President Trump discussed the Obamacare debacle today during a meeting with the Egyptian president outside the United Nations.
Pres Trump was asked about the health care bill to replace ObamaCare at end of photo op with Egyptian Pres el-Sisi. pic.twitter.com/Vt6Jl3eaE5
Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 20, 2017
Trump was asked about the Obamacare disaster. The
president told reporters there is a very good chance this latest
attempt to fix Obamacare will pass.
Republicans need 50 votes to pass the bill.
President Trump also said he thought he would sign an Obamacare repeal on day one of his presidency.
President Trump: Again, weve been hearing about repeal and replace for seven years. I thought that when I won I would go to the Oval Office and sit down at my desk and there would be a healthcare bill on my desk, to be honest. And it hasnt worked out that way.
That didnt happen.
Or Virginians could learn to feed their own kids? I mean, what a concept right?
Dandelion Salad by Ralph Nader The Nader Page September 20, 2017 For decades, the factors that decided what noteworthy stories would not find their way into print or on the air came down to the medias ignorance, laziness or from advertising restraints. How else can one explain the many years that passed before the tobacco, 
Twenty percent of college students believe physical violence is acceptable when you disagree with someone on politics.
And 44% believe hate speech is not protected by the US Constitution.
Of course, liberals define hate speech as any right of center speech they disagree with.
The Washington Times reported:
The Brookings Institute conducted a survey of 1,500 college students around the nation, and found fully 44 percent think hate speech whatever that is isnt a First Amendment right. About half that think violence is an OK form of protest.
The indoctrination of the next generation is nearly complete.
The lefts years and years of hard work at shutting down dissenting political views is paying off big time.
What is hate speech, anyway?
Thats not an American notion. Founding Fathers, after all, incorporated the First Amendment for the very reason of protecting political speech, words that irked, rhetoric that seemed more rabble-rousing than diplomatic and nice.
But a slow creep from the left to label talk from the right talk from the right that was specifically bold and blunt in its counter to progressive-slash-socialist viewpoints has resulted in a widespread acceptance of the phrase hate speech. As if it means something in America.
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What good side? Via Page Six: Barbra Streisand only wants to be shot from her good side even when it comes to charity. The singing diva joined other A-list celebrities such as Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Kerry Washington and Diddy at the Hand in Hand relief benefit in LA last week, but 
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating Trumps firing of former FBI Director James Comey and other actions he has taken as President because, Russia.
Mueller asked the White House for documents relating to the firing of former FBI Director James Comey as well as the firing of former NatSec Advisor General Flynn, reported the New York Times.
Mueller is also seeking records on a May meeting President Trump had in the Oval Office with Russian government officials where Trump reportedly called Comey a nutjob and said firing the FBI Director relieved great pressure on him.
In the last few weeks, Mueller sent the White House a document detailing THIRTEEN different areas that his team of 17 liberal hack lawyers want more information on. Per the New York Times:
In recent weeks, Mr. Muellers office sent a document to the White House that detailed 13 different areas that investigators want more information about. Since then, administration lawyers have been scouring White House emails and asking officials whether they have other documents or notes that may pertain to Mr. Muellers requests.
Mueller also requested documents on Donald Trump Jr.s meeting with Russian lawyer Veselnitskaya.
So Hillary Clinton can meet with Ukrainian government officials to gather dirt on Trumps camp, mishandle classified information and use her position as Secretary of State to peddle influence and power through the Clinton Foundation and there is no Special Counsel investigating her. Amazing.
Ty Cobb, an attorney for Trump told the New York Times, We cant comment on any specific requests being made or our conversations with the special counsel.
If true, this development makes the argument even more compelling that Mueller cannot serve as special counsel. He has an egregious conflict of interest.
The special counsel statute specifically prohibits Mueller from serving if he has a personal relationship with any person substantially involved in the investigation or prosecution. The language is mandatory. He shall disqualify himself. Comey is substantially involved in the case. Indeed, he is the central witness.
The two men and former colleagues have long been friends, allies and partners. Agents have quipped that they were joined at the hip while at the Department of...
Meathead. Via Truth Revolt: s the left struggles to digest a presidential election loss that shattered their insulated worldview, foul play becomes their only explanation for the rise of Donald J. Trump. Thus, film director and former All in the Family star Rob Reiner, renowned as much for his left-wing politics as his Hollywood pedigree, 
Speaking of aggravating
Celebrate diversity! Via Breitbart: Muhammad is the top name for baby boys in the English regions of London and the West Midlands in 2016, and was the top scoring across the whole of England and Wales in the year when slight variations in spelling are taken into account. The annual release of the most popular 
Sommers called police dimwits who are out terrorizing the town.
Sommers said the protests were very peaceful until the
riot gear police showed up.
The St. Louis community did not appreciate these
comments by Chris Sommers.
Several people have called for a boycott of Pi Pizza.
Boycott! Boycott! Boycott! Pi Pizzeria and Chris Sommers sealed their fate. https://t.co/RqeGWdSslY
John Highley (@jdh_trucking) September 20, 2017
St. Louis radio and TV host Jamie Allman chimed in.
jamieallman (@jallman971) September 20, 2017
Blue Lives Matter reported:
Chris Sommers, the co-founder of St. Louis Pi Pizzaria and ZZA restaurants, has taken to social media to bash the police, criticizing their response to rioting in St. Louis.
In one tweet sent to us by a Blue Lives Matter follower, Sommers responded to a report that officers were chanting Whose s...
First lady Melania Trump delivers remarks during a luncheon at the United Nations, emphasizing the future of every nation rests with our children and what we teach them today. [Note: unfortunately CNN video feed had best audio] . Our choices Continue reading
According to Chuck, Trump mocking Kim Jong Un is dangerous.
Dandelion Salad teleSUR English on Sep 20, 2017 Speech in the 72nd General Assembly in New York, Sept. 19, 2017. See also: United Nations Sept. 19, 2017 EVO MORALES AYMA, President of Bolivia, expressing solidarity with the people of Mexico following that days earthquake, said that much of the promise of the United Nations had 
U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste: Who Is Kathleen Fitzpatrick? [News - AllGov]
Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick, a career member of the Foreign Service, was nominated July 25, 2017, to be the U.S. ambassador to Timor-Leste, which is located on the eastern half of the island of Timor in Southeast Asia. If shes confirmed, it will be her first such posting.
Fitzpatrick is from Hyattsville, Maryland, and attended the University of Dayton, earning a B.A. in 1978. She then went to Georgetown and earned an M.A. in 1980. Fitzpatrick later earned an M.S. from the National War College in 1999. While attending Georgetown, Fitzpatrick joined the Civil Service before transferring to the Foreign Service in 1983.
Fitzpatricks early postings included stints at the consulate in Antwerp, Belgium; in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs; in the Office of Maghreb Affairs in Bureau of Near East Affairs; and in the Executive Secretariat Operations Center. In 1993, Fitzpatrick began a tour as political officer in the embassy in Moscow and moved to Brussels in 1995 in a similar capacity.
She returned to Washington in 1999 to serve as deputy director in the Office of Regional Security and Arms Transfers in the Bureau of Political Military Affairs. In 2001, Fitzpatrick was named director of the Office of Nordic and Baltic Affairs in the Bureau of European Affairs. She went overseas again in 2003 as political counselor at the embassy in Madrid. Fitzpatrick returned to the United States in 2007 as director of the Office of Southern European Affairs.
Fitzpatrick was named deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in 2010 and in 2012 became chief of staff in the Office of the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights. In 2014, Fitzpatrick was appointed principal deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, a post she held at the time of her nomination as ambassador.
Fitzpatrick speaks Spanish, French, Russian, Dutch and Arabic.
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord, June 1, 2017, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.
Alabama Candidate Claimed Endorsement of Dead Person [News - AllGov]
By Daniel Jackson, Courthouse News Service
(CN) In Alabamas runoff election for the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat, Luther Strange may have the crowning endorsement of President Donald Trump, but Roy Moore seemed to have support from beyond the grave.
On Monday night, Moores campaign deleted an endorsement on its website from Phyllis Schlafly, a conservative activist known for pushing the GOP to the right on social issues.
Schlafly presented her organization, the Eagle Forum, as the opposite of the womens liberation movement of the 70s.
While the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court thinks highly of Schlafly Moore told the Eagle Forum in a 2015 speech that she was his hero she died last year at the age of 92.
Her death came before Trump won the presidency, before he nominated then-U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general, and before the need for the primary in Alabama ever arose due to Sessions vacant Senate seat.
Its another moment in a race between two candidates that are ideologically close and who have relied on backing and endorsements outside of Alabama to convince Republican voters that they best represent the stylistic direction of the GOP.
Among conservative circles, Martin isnt without controversy.
Before she died, Schlafly named Martin as her successor, and he became president of the Eagle Forum. Together, they wrote Schlaflys last book, The Conservative Case for Trump.
But on Oct. 20, 2016, a circuit court judge in Madison County, Ill., suspended Martin from his office, finding that he violated his duties to the organization.
It was part of a fight over Schlaflys legacy between Martin, Schlaflys family and other members of the Eagle Forum who supported then-presidential candidate Ted Cruz, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch...
Free stuff is only great till theres no one old enough/rich enough to fund that free stuff. Via Bloomberg: You know youve got a problem when even the best dont have the solution. Finland, a first-rate place in which to be a mother, has registered the lowest number of newborns in nearly 150 years. The 
The United States has never cared much about international law. But most U.S. presidents had at least made an effort to pretend that they did. Based on President Donald Trumps speech Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly, this is yet another American tradition that hes discarding.
Trumps overturning of this American norm came during his blusterous threats against North Korea:
The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. Thats what the United Nations is all about; thats what the United Nations is for. Lets see how they do.
To clarify the legal significance of Trumps words, heres a quick explanation of the rules that purportedly govern the U.S.s use of force.
The U.S. was one of the original 26 signatories to the U.N. Charter in June 1945. The U.S. Constitution states that all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land. The U.N. Charter is a treaty, so it therefore is the supreme law of the U.S.
Chapter I, Article 2 of the charter states, All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.
However, Chapter VII, Article 51 says, Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security.
Moreover, prior to the establishment of the U.N., it was customary international law that nations had the right to attack others first in preemptive self-defense under narrow conditions. Those conditions were based on a formulation in an 1841 letter by then-U.S. Secretary of State Daniel Webster. According to Webster, an attack was only legitimate preemption if the need for it was instant, overwhelming, leaving no choice of means, and no moment for deliberation, and the attack itself was limited by that necessity, and kept clearly within it. This has generally been boiled down to two re...
This came after rumors that his son was involved in the
Chinese drug trade.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he has ordered police to kill his own son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, if the latter is caught involved in the drug trade.
Duterte reiterated this vow amid Sen. Antonio Trillanes IVs allegations that the Presidents eldest son was part of a Chinese drug triad.
The President claimed on Wednesday, September 20, that he would order Paolos death if the smuggling or drug trafficking allegations against his son are true.
I told Pulong, My order is to kill you if you are caught And I will protect the police who will kill you,' he said, using Paolos nickname.
Duterte was speaking at the awarding of outstanding government workers in Malacaang.
He recalled his previous warnings when he was still Davao City mayor. Paolos supposed illegal activities had already been making headlines then.
I said before, if I have a child into drugs, you just kill them so no one can say anything, he said.
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Naturally. Via Campus Reform: A University of California, Los Angeles research professor recently slammed the impact of excessive immigration on the labor market in a message to the campus community. Benjamin Zuckerman, professor of Astronomy and president of Californians for Population Stabilization, argued in an essay for The Daily Bruin that immigration, both legal and illegal, has a negative 
Though conservative media has existed for decades, the presidency of Donald Trump has allowed for the proliferation of the right-wing media into the mainstream. That Trump considers any news that doesnt suit his needs to be fake has helped right-wing media, typically cast to the edges of the political periphery, thrive in the current climate.
There are three notable ways in which the media landscape has morphed since Trump first announced his campaign, according to Angelo Carusone, the president of the watchdog group Media Matters.
First, what Carusone calls the leapfrog phenomenon: Trumps ability to amplify fringe voices and inject misinformation into the public discourse simply by retweeting something or making offhand comments, thus leaping over the traditional channels through which conspiracy theories typically spread.
Second, fragmentation: During the presidential campaign, hardcore conservative websites suddenly found themselves vying for Trumps attention and arguing among themselves. That led to them splintering off from one another, demonstrating tribal behavior. Fragmentation inevitably leads to extremism, because websites can only keep their smaller audiences engaged by becoming more extreme, Carusone said.
Sinclair Broadcasting is attempting to buy the Tribune Company for $3.9 billion, which would give Sinclair control of local television stations in markets that reach 72 percent of U.S. television viewers.
And finally, theres fake news. Right-wing message boards serve as factories for conspiracy theories, which are then written up as news by fake news websites that are typically only after clicks and are designed to mislead readers into thinking they are real. Those stories are then posted to Facebook amd other social media platforms where they saturate the internet with lies.
Its not that the media itself changed, but their relationship to misinformation has changed, Carusone said. There are a lot of lies injected into the daily news cycle.
Its clear that Trump favors Fox News as his source for information, often tweeting about the networks ratings and encouraging his followers to watch segments from the networks morning show Fox and Friends. There is evidence that the show influences his agenda: In July Fox and Friends incorrectly reported that James Comey had leaked information about meeting with Trump, a claim which Trump repeated on Twitter. Though the shows hosts issued a correction the following day, the president did not. Prior to his campaign, Trump was a frequent guest on the network, and now that he is president he has used Fox as a talent pipeline to fill roles in his administration ...
The AP reported that federal prosecutors are looking get Weiner locked up for two years in prison for the act of sexting with a 15-year-old girl. The prosecutors noted that this was not merely a sexting case . . . the defendant did far more than exchange typed words on a lifeless cellphone screen with a faceless stranger . . . transmitting obscenity to a minor to induce her to engage in sexually explicit conduct by video chat and photo is far from mere sexting. Weiners criminal conduct was very serious, and the sentence imposed should reflect that seriousness.
Weiner, in a submission from last week, claims he is profoundly sorry for making a North Carolina high school student deal with his, as his lawyers call it, deep sickness.
Prosecutors attacked some of Weiners arguments for seeking leniency and noted his full awareness that what he was doing was a crime, citing his co-sponsorship in January 2007 of a bill to require sex offenders to register their email and instant message addresses with the National Sex Offender Registry.
While the government does not contend that Weiner engaged in inappropriate sexual exchanges with other minors or that he is a pedophile, his professed ambivalence toward the minor victims age is belied by the defendants own statements to the court-appointed evaluator during his...
Let Mexico deal with the dreamers. TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the U.S. to pay up to $950 to have their prized possessions steamed and scrubbed for hours. Theyre never late, always hustle and 
Last night, Jimmy Kimmel said that Senator Bill Cassidy
lied to him:
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel ripped into Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), one of the coauthors of the GOPs latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, on his show Tuesday night. This guy, Bill Cassidy, lied right to my face, Kimmel said, encouraging his viewers to call members of Congress.Today Cassidy revised and extended his fact-challenged remarks:
During the earlier health care debate, Cassidy received a fair bit of attention for coining what he called the Jimmy Kimmel Test, urging fellow lawmakers to protect people with preexisting conditions. Kimmel had called on Congress to do this after his son was born with congenital heart disease.
Since the summer, though, Cassidy has completely changed his mind, and is now sponsoring the GOPs last effort to repeal Obamacare before a September 30 deadline. The bill Cassidy introduced earlier this month clearly fails his own test. It cuts billions in federal health spending and allows states to wipe out the vast majority of Obamacares rules protecting people with preexisting conditions....
Hours after a brutal takedown at the hands of late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) went on television Wednesday to respond.Cassidy made a lot of statements today that can't be defended:
But with literally his first sentence, Cassidy did the very thing that had drawn Kimmels ire: The senator made wildly misleading claims....
There will be more people covered under the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson amendment than are under status quo and we protect those with pre-existing conditions, Cassidy said during an appearance on MSNBCs Morning Joe.
That statement, similar to one Cassidy also made on CNN, is virtually impossible to defend.
Prayers for Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria slams into the island. Maria made landfall in the area around Yabucoa with 155 MPH winds. Maris is the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico since 1928, when the San Felipe Segundo hurricane Continue reading
First Lady Melania gave a beautiful speech at the UN on Wednesday calling for world leaders to protect children.
No child should ever feel hungry, stalked, frightened, terrorized, bullied, isolated or afraid, with nowhere to turn. We need to step up, come together, and ensure that our childrens future is bright, Melania said at a luncheon in New York.
Liberals immediately attacked her for President Trumps bullying, mainly referring to internet memes he posts.
The left only has a sense of humor or an art eye if its Kathy Griffin holding up Donald Trumps bloody severed head. Its only bullying if Trump does it.
Video of Melanias speech:
Naturally, liberals trashed 11-year-old Barron Trump because they hate children and everything innocent and wholesome.
Shes hardly with her son. He was basically raised by servants & nannies. So please dont speak of what you dont know.
Midnight (@Jazzmynee65) September 20, 2017
Poor Melania can you imagine how much time she has to spend a day telling Barron not to follow the example his father sets daily.Exhausting!
stop it (@planoldtired) September 20, 2017
After hearing Melanias speech today, Barron has been exposed to such horrific behavior from @realDonaldTrump he wont know right from wrong.
Donald J. Trump (@AKADonaldTrump) September 20, 2017
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Solution: Disenroll and/or homeschool. I told you about this school in August when a kindergarten teacher led a transgender discussion in class, to introduce a child who was transitioning, without notifying parents of the discussion. Many parents were outraged. Looks Continue reading
He had better not wear cotton to the meeting. Update to this story. Via The Tennessean: Lipscomb University President Randy Lowry said he would meet with black students this week in the wake of a controversy over the decor and food at a dinner in his home. Lowry said he would make special efforts to 
President Donald Trump meets with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority and highlights the message that the ongoing goal of Israeli-Palestinian peace remains vital to regional stability. . CTH readers are entirely clear-eyed as to the scope of the Continue reading
Via Daily Mail: President Donald Trump said Wednesday he has reached a decision on the fate of the Iran nuclear deal negotiated under President Barack Obama but not what it is. A day after he called that deal, reached along with Iran and five other countries an embarrassment, Trump faced questions about his intentions 
The head of Aetna, the health insurance giant, not only slammed the gains being made in the push for universal Medicare, but also mocked its proponents as misguided. But in the process, Mark Bertolini got basic facts wrong about single-payer health care.
Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna, the third-largest health insurance company in the U.S., rejected the Medicare for All proposal released last week by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and a group of 16 Senate Democrats. He at times used disparaging comments and outright falsehoods about neighboring countries national health systems to criticize the plan.
Bertolini, speaking at the Strategic Investor Initiative conference in New York on Tuesday in response to a question from The Intercept, said that the Sanders single-payer bill does nothing to fix the underlying cost structure of the health care system. So if we refinance a lousy product, what do we get? A lousy result, Bertolini said.
The Aetna CEO also ridiculed proponents of single payer, suggesting that they are confused. Some supporters, Bertolini warned, are in fact talking about socializing all the hospitals and doctors everybodys going to work for the government. He asked the room of investors and analysts to name a country that has single payer.
When several participants named Canada, Bertolini disputed the answer and claimed that Canada has a government-run health care system. Theyre not single payer, theyre single everything.
The suggestion, however, that Canada has a completely government-run health care system under which all medical professionals work for the government is false. In Canada, medical claims for virtually all non-dental health care are paid by the government, but doctors and hospitals work in the private sector.
Doctors in Canada are not employed by the government. They are self-employed, they are independent business people, said Karen Palmer, an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University. The system is publicly funded but privately delivered.
Bertolini appeared to be confusing single payer with a single-provider system, such as the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, under which doctors and providers work directly for a government entity.
Thats not what Sanders is proposing. Under Sanderss bill, all Americans are incrementally enrolled into Medicare, and patients would be free to choose their private-sector health care providers. The legislation also provides a range of cost-cutting measures, including provisions to lower drug prices.
During his response to our question about the Sanders p...
King Abdullah II of Jordan meets with U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. King Abdullah is a strategic and ideological ally in the ongoing mid-east campaign against extremism, and a central figure in Trumps Continue reading
What would CNN do without President Trump?
The Clinton News Network attacked President Trump for retweeting a viral gif on his golf swing and Hillary Clinton.
This was hilarious!
Mike (@Fuctupmind) September 14, 2017
The fact that CNN hated it made it even more appealing.
CNN published three articles on the Trump retweet.
Trump is a white supremacist!
No just kidding, he's not.
However, this man can throw a football. pic.twitter.com/gLQ8zExUxF
Mike (@Fuctupmind) September 18, 2017
For some reason this didnt get any airtime from CNN.
Far Left Watch (@FarLeftWatchOrg) September 19, 2017
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Via Chicago Tribune: More than 30 people were wounded by gunfire in Chicago over the weekend, and another 11 people were fatally shot as the city marked 500 homicides for 2017, according to police and data kept by the Tribune. Authorities provided information on 31 shootings in neighborhoods across the city, from Wicker Park, East 
This is Attorney General Jeff Sessions FBI.
Sessions needs to go now.
Byron York (@ByronYork) September 20, 2017
The New York Post reported:
Gun-wielding FBI agents busted into Paul Manaforts home as he was asleep in bed and even searched his wife for weapons, it was revealed Tuesday.
Agents took an unusually tough approach in executing a search warrant, dealing with potential financial crimes by President Trumps former campaign chief, sources familiar with the July 25 raid, told CNN.
The pre-dawn, guns-blazing tactics and weapons search of Kathleen Manafort left the Alexandria, Va. couple shaken, according to CNNs report.
Manafort is in the crosshairs of special counsel Robert Mueller, as he probes Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election.
This violates due process.
This is a violation of due process. https://t.co/8yEsnjKGVt
Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) September 20, 2017
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Via Daily Caller: A federal appeals court in Seattle ruled Tuesday that police can only use force proportional to the threat they face, seriously damaging the Seattle Police Departments ability to use firearms. The ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the use of force reforms put in place by federal mandates earlier 
It took less than 48 hours for Harvard Universitys Kennedy School of Government to revoke its fellowship invitation to whistleblower Chelsea Manning. The announcement that Manning would be a visiting fellow at the schools Institute of Politics had been met with resistance from current and former denizens of the national security state a former CIA director resigned his position as a fellow, and President Donald Trumps CIA Director Mike Pompeo withdrew from a planned speech at the school.
About 200 miles south of Cambridge, Massachusetts, an inverse but much quieter debate unfolded after a top CIA veteran was named to an elite university fellowship. This much, however, resembled the row at Harvard: The security state is poised to win out in this showdown, too.
On September 4, former CIA Director John Brennan began a two-year stint as a distinguished fellow for global security at Fordham Universitys Center on National Security at Fordham Law, in New York. Brennan, a 1977 Fordham graduate, will participate in discussions at the school, make himself available to students during office hours, and sit in on classes in advance of teaching his own in the future.
Some in the Fordham community including faculty and alumni who were involved in activism against awarding Brennan a 2012 honorary doctorate of humane letters from the school believe naming the former top spy to a fellowship sends the wrong message, especially given Brennans record of support for controversial policies.
By making him a fellow, Fordham is clearly endorsing the human rights violations committed under Brennan by the CIA through illegal torture and missile strikes, said Sapphira Lurie, who graduated from Fordham this year. Brennans status as a public figure is a result of severe violations of human rights. Lurie noted that the administration has, in the past, distanced itself from Brennans actions at the CIA, but questioned whether his record outside of the CIA merited accolades from the university: Why else would they be giving him an honorary degree and a position as a fellow?
Or maybe the real enemies are ignorant indoctrinated America-hating leftists?
I know it sounds like hijacking the moment on my Jon Snow s**t, Williams said, referring to the pro-revolutionary character from HBOs Game of Thrones. They keep talking about a wall. But the enemy is this divisive mentality. Its on this side of the wall The white nationalists are walking towards your future. What you gonna do?
For the first time in history, the United States on Monday established an official, permanent military base in Israel: an air defense base in the heart of the Negev desert.
Dozens of US Air Force soldiers will call home the new base, located inside the Israeli Air Forces Mashabim Air Base, west of the towns of Dimona and Yerucham.
Its nothing short of historic, he said. It demonstrates the years-old alliance between the United States and the State of Israel.
You do know that the fall season is approaching and people like to decorate with homey dcor. Apparently anything related to the material cotton in its raw form is now raaaaaaaaacist and offensive. Some people need to get a new Continue reading
Via Daily Caller: As the U.S. Secret Service sought greater diversity in its ranks, the agency lowered its standards, former agent Dan Bongino says in a new book on the inner workings of the government agency assigned to protect the President of the United States. This accusation has led to a war of words between 
BuzzFeed's Ben Smith is feeling a thrill
up his leg:
Tomorrow, Bill Clinton will hand what used to be [Clinton Global Initiative]'s main event off to Mike Bloomberg. And Bloomberg is reviving part of the events original role as a kind of US government in exile....Last night's CBS Evening News devoted a full segment to Bloomberg.
Bloombergs move to take over the conference (renamed the Bloomberg Global Business Forum) hasnt drawn much attention, but its worth seeing in that context: The former New York mayor is inheriting not a conference, but a platform for an alternative American diplomacy....
Bloomberg's new stage is a sign that on the issues on which he's already begun to dog Trump climate change, in particular the former mayor is likely just getting started.
MASON: Have you had any regrets at all that you chose not to run for president?As 2020 approaches, I suspect you're going to see a hunger in the "liberal" media not for a Sanders or Warren or Harris or even Biden presidency, but for something that rids us of Trump without handing power to those icky Democrats. I think Bloomberg will be urged to run, and if not Bloomberg, then a dream "unity" ticket of Governors John Kasich and John Hickenlooper (with Kasich, of course, as the presidential nominee -- mustn't give those Democrats too much power!).
BLOOMBERG: Well, no. I think it would have been a great job. I would have loved the challenge. I don't think there's any question about that. But we did a lot of work and we in the end decided an independent can't win.
MASON: Does that mean you're never going to run again?
BLOOMBERG: Well, you know, I've joked that I'm gonna run for the president of my block association.
Then something amazing happened.
The Trump supporters invited Black Lives Matter on stage to share a few words.
The protesters werent expecting this.
The Trump supporters gave them the microphone despite the fact that the Black Lives Matter protesters interrupted their right to assemble.
The Trump supporters gave them time to speak at the pro-Trump
Then after they spoke several Trump supporters took photos with the #BLM protesters.
This was an incredible moment.
These Black Lives Matter activists were invited on stage at a pro-Trump rally and every American needs to hear what they said pic.twitter.com/m69yvgiQtw
NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 19, 2017
Via Mike Cernovich:
J Michael Waller (@JMichaelWaller) September 20, 2017
.@TuckerCarlson Breaks Down New #Trump Wiretap Report: 'Rogue' Intel Agencies or DC 'Collusion' https://t.co/0z4hcQdkQa | #Tucker pic.twitter.com/5J2LmoAY3q Fox News (@FoxNews) September 20, 2017
She just cant help it.
The AP reported:
Clinton said Tuesday night that Putin interfered in the presidential election in part because of her work as secretary of state, which brought the two into conflict on various occasions. That, she said, evolved into a grudge on his part.
She said the fact shes a woman does seem to get him agitated. And she mocked Putin for manspreading at one meeting. Thats an aggressive posture where a man sits with legs splayed.
And she says Putin is tied up with his anger and disappointment with the Soviet Unions collapse.
Meantime Clinton called President Donald Trumps U.N. speech very dark, dangerous.
Heres Hillary whining on The Late Show.
#Deirezzor | Dramatic moment, when RAF pilots used drone-controlled single missile to stop #ISIS public execution pic.twitter.com/6hXPw2e0FI Syria Today (@todayinsyria) September 20, 2017 Awesome! Via Daily Mail: This is the moment an RAF drone stopped a public execution staged by Islamic State with a single Hellfire missile. Astonishing footage released for the first time 
The United States may be preparing alternative military options for dealing with North Korea.
Secretary Mattis hinted at kinetic technology on Tuesday while discussing the North Korea problem.
Boeing has been working on electromagnetic pulse attack technology for several years.
Business Insider reported:
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted that the United States still had military options left for dealing with North Korea, but did not elaborate when asked for details Monday.
Most experts think a military strike on North Korea would invite a devastating response from Pyongyang. The city of Seoul, South Korea, home to 25 million, is well within artillery range of the North, which would most likely use conventional artillery munitions and chemical weapons.
But according to Mattis, the Pentagon has a few tricks up its sleeve that wouldnt involve the decimation of Seoul.
When asked whether there was any military option the US can take with North Korea that would not put Seoul at grave risk, Mattis responded, Yes, there are, but I will not go into details.
Previously, Mattis said a war with North Korea would involve the massive shelling of an allys capital, which is one of the most densely packed cities on earth, referring to Seoul
So what does Mattis have in mind? He wouldnt say, but he did let slip one interesting comment.
Just to clarify, you said that there were possible military options that would not create a grave risk to Seoul, a reporter said later. Are we talking kinetic options as well?
Yes, I dont want to go into that, Mattis said, agreeing that his closely held military option involved kinetic action, a euphemism to describe lethal military force.
You dont win a war with leaflet drops. Via Daily Caller: The Trump administration loosened Obama-era restrictions on CIA drone strike approval, accelerating the air war on the Islamic State and Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, NBCNews reports. The drone strikes predominantly took place in Syria and Yemen where multiple violent terrorist organizations operate. The 
The climate crisis is often imagined as a sudden, all-encompassing, simultaneous collapse in which agriculture fails, the seas flood in, disease spreads and human civilization crumbles into Hobbesian war of all against all. But in reality, some crises will appear more immediately and others will take a long time to arrive, and if we act with speed and purpose some can still be avoided.
In the near term, perhaps starting in the 2020s or 2030s, the foremost problem will probably be a new climate-driven urban crisis of disinvestment, abandonment and depopulation caused by rising sea levels and large inundating storms that will leave rotting urban infrastructure. As the water rises and the floods increase in severity and regularity, the once posh shoreline will be the new ghetto.
A new, climate-driven urban crisis could have major negative impacts on other parts of the global economy. The collapse of coastal real estate markets could trigger broader crises in financial markets while loss of the communication and transportation links provided by major cities could hurt the real economy. A climate-driven economic depression is not out of the question.
Here Comes the Ocean
Even if we drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions and stripped CO2 from the atmosphere so as to stabilize temperature increases at no more than 2C above the 1990 baseline, we are locked in for significantly higher sea levels. Melting Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, mountain glacier loss and the expansion of ocean water volume due to its higher temperature are driving the sea level rise.
On the east coast of the United States, the ocean is rising three to four times faster than the global averages, which are themselves rising at an accelerating rate. In 1993 the annual rate of sea level rise was 2.2 millimeters a year; in 2014 it had reached 3.3 millimeters a year. By 2100, global average sea levels could be 2 meters to 2.7 meters thats 6 to almost 9 feet higher. Since 1900, sea levels on the East Coast have risen by about a foot, according to the federally funded National Climate Assessment.
This is usually invoked in threats that entire cities will be underwater. But in the meantime, the rising oceans are slowly but steadily reshaping property values, urban landscapes and city dynamics.
Storms vs. Urban Infrastructure
The real threat is not so much the slow and steady increase of average sea levels but rather, the major inundations caused by large storm surges. These floods damage the infrastructure as a whole, not just its edges. During Hurricane Sandy the storm...
Republicans say that while the bipartisan talks between Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) initially seemed promising, many in the GOP fear providing money for Obamacare but offering little for conservatives-- especially after Republican lawmakers have been throttled by President Donald Trump and the GOP base for failing to repeal the health law.
This is a guest post by Kid Strangelove. Kid originally published this article at his own blog, but he deleted the site a while ago so he could focus on other projects. He asked me if Id be willing to re-post some of his articles on my blog and I said yes.
It was around Christmas time a few years ago, and, as usual, I was killing myself at the gym. On Thursdays, there was a kickboxing class taught by a actual fighter, so this was no fluffy Tae Bo. This was bag work, sprints, kicking, and for me, a shirt completely soaked through with sweat.
I was absolutely exhausted and ready to head home, eat something and pass out. But then I saw a woman from the class jump on an elliptical machine. Wait, didnt she just go through the same hour of hell that I just did? That is freaking impressive! So I went up to her and asked, Hey, sorry to interrupt, but its really amazing to see you do more stuff after that class. Your energy level is unreal. How do you do it?
Her answer still rings with me to this day:
I always make sure to reward myself a little, no matter what I do. This keep me motivated, and even when Im drained, I keep pushing to really earn that reward. What do you do to reward yourself?
I didnt have an answer, because, to be honest, I never thought about rewarding myself. All of my rewards were external: the fitness rewards came from people telling me I look better, the professional rewards came from getting paid and getting praised, and everything good I did had to be viewed through another persons eyes. This was wrong.
After the gym, I went home and played video games for two hours, because that was my reward for the night. And I fucking loved it.
But in the world of dating and macking, there have always been intermediate rewards that make you feel good. From getting her to laugh for the first time, to exchanging numbers, to calling the number, to going on a date, to having a great time on the date, to rinsing and repeating until you have sex and/or enter a relationship, everything seems to have been laid out for us.
But not in 2012. Now, there are no guarantees when it comes to girls. Weve all had phone numbers that are dead, dates that flaked on us, and excuses that weve heard over and over again. In 2012, nothing seems certain with a woman until you had sex, and that paints a pretty bleak picture. Interactions have no certainty, phone numbers have no certainty, dates have no certainty.
I joked to my friends last week, saying, Hey, remember back in 2002 when getting a girls phone number actually meant something?
So, in 2012, in your pursuit of sex, its up to you to make your own rewards. And yes, many of those interactions will lead nowhere, but any action at all is better th...
Pittsburg-area criminals nod in agreement. Via Campus Reform: University of Pittsburgh students are demanding that school officials disarm all university police while banning city cops from campus entirely. According to The Pitt Maverick, members of the schools Fossil-Free Pitt Coalition and United Students Against Sweatshops presented a list of 15 demands to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher 
When I got out of journalism school in the late 1980s, working at the Village Voice would have been my dream job.
The Voice, founded in 1955, defined the format for the alternative weeklies that would appear in most of the countrys major cities over the next 50 years, from the Boston Phoenix to the L.A. Weekly: A mix of news, investigative, and arts coverage with local entertainment listings, left of the mainstream both politically and culturally. They werent as militantly radical or hippiefied as the underground papers that proliferated in the late 60s, but their writing and editing was much more professional. Few of the undergrounds survived past 1972. (The Indypendent has lasted 17 years.)
As a weekly paper in the pre-Internet era, it could do stories more in-depth than a daily newspaper and more timely than a monthly. The Voice tracked how South Bronx landlords sold buildings to shell companies to pump up their value before torching them for insurance money. Jack Newfield and Paul DuBrul dissected the permanent government of finance and real-estate interests that came to dominate the city after the 1975-76 fiscal crisis, and Newfield and Wayne Barrett chronicled the corruption of Edward Kochs administration. Barretts 1979 piece on a certain loudmouthed real-estate scion wangling government subsidies to build hotels and towers in Manhattan, despite his family businesss history of discriminating against black apartment-seekers, was particularly prescient.
The Voice gave writers like Jill Nelson, Greg Tate, and Nelson George the freedom and resources to write in their own styles and do long, in-depth stories, earning it the reputation of a writers paper. When four teenagers in a New Jersey suburb committed suicide in 1987, writer Donna Gaines spent weeks hanging out with the towns burnouts for a piece titled Teenage Wasteland. On the lighter side, there was Michael Mustos gossip column, with its blind-item specials like What ostensibly straight Broadway producer?
Equally important, it was rigorously edited. One writer praised music editor Robert Christgau as someone who has never let me get away with a lazy thought.
The Voices arts editors were all deeply steeped in the scenes they covered film, theater, dance, music, art, books. In contrast to today, when performers seeking an audience either have to keep dragging their friends out or spend hours promoting themselves online, a mention in the Voice would mean lots of strangers knew who you were. Off-off-Broadway theatre and the late-70s Lower Manhattan music scene would not have developed the c...
Arte TV yesterday showed the first parts of The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. It also runs on PBS. The first three parts of the ten part "documentary" are a whitewash of the motives of the politicians...
Teddy Roosevelt once wrote,
There can be no real political democracy unless there is something approaching an economic democracy.This is an old idea, a problem that has been discussed and debated since the 5th century BC. Some ancient states dealt with great inequality by writing measures to protect the poor into their constitutions, most famously the Tribune of the Plebs in Rome. Ganesh Sitaraman writes of these arrangements,
We can think of these as class-warfare constitutions: Each class has a share in governing, and a check on the other. Those checks prevent oligarchy on the one hand and a tyranny founded on populist demagogy on the other.These questions were debated at the American constitutional convention, where there were proposals to limit the Senate to the wealthy and the House of Representatives to those of lesser means. But in the end they were not adopted. Sitaraman:
What is surprising about the design of our Constitution is that it isnt a class warfare constitution. Our Constitution doesnt mandate that only the wealthy can become senators, and we dont have a tribune of the plebs. Our founding charter doesnt have structural checks and balances between economic classes: not between rich and poor, and certainly not between corporate interests and ordinary workers. . . .Americans were not interested in such measures because they believed that they lived in a uniquely equal society:
And it wasnt an oversight. The founding generation knew how to write class-warfare constitutions they even debated such proposals during the summer of 1787. But they ultimately chose a framework for government that didnt pit class against class. Part of the reason was practical. James Madisons notes from the secret debates at the Philadelphia Convention show that the delegates had a hard time agreeing on how they would design such a class-based system. But part of the reason was political: They knew the American people wouldnt agree to that kind of government.
Unlike Europe, America wasnt bogged down by the legacy of feudalism, nor did it have a hereditary aristocracy. Noah Webster, best known for his dictionary, commented that there were small inequalities of property, a fact that distinguished America from Europe and the rest of the world. Equality of property, he believed, was crucial for sustaining a republic. During the Constitutional Convention, South Carolinan Charles Pinckney said America had a greater equality than is to be found among the people of any other country. As long as the new nation could expand west, he thought, it would be possible to have a citizenry of independent yeoman farmers. In a community with economic equality, there was simply no need for constitutiona...
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Donald Trump appeared before the United Nations General Assembly this week and read a belligerent speech written by his vile little political adviser Stephen Miller. This week on Intercepted, Jeremy weighs in on Trumps threats and the massive military budget the Democrats just gave him. Journalist Gary Rivlin takes us deep inside the world of Goldman Sachs and how Trumps top economic adviser helped fuel the subprime mortgage catastrophe that crashed the economy. Poet Aja Monet performs and discusses her ideas of justice, womanhood, and racism. The Intercepts Alice Speri investigates the militarization of police and how Israel is training American cops. Plus, Donald Trump stars in American Psycho.
Transcript coming soon.
The headlines arrive in my inbox day after day: U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria killed hundreds of civilians, U.N. panel says. Pentagon wants to declare more parts of world as temporary battlefields. The U.S. was supposed to leave Afghanistan by 2017. Now it might take decades. There are so many wars and rumors of war involving 
A Seo Rio da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB-RJ) entrou na noite desta tera (19) com uma ao civil pblica na Justia pedindo para que a prefeitura do Rio suspenda um contrato assinado com o Banco A.J. Renner S/A, que permite a realizao de emprstimos consignados com desconto em folha de pagamento de todos os servidores ativos e inativos do municpio.
A ao tem como base uma reportagem publicada por The Intercept Brasil, que revelou que a instituio financeira tem como acionista a B.A Empreendimentos e Participaes, holding do Grupo Record, que tem entre seus scios Edir Macedo, tio de Marcelo Crivella e lder da Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus, da qual o prefeito bispo licenciado.
No restam dvidas de que o ato celebrado constitui evidente violao aos Princpios da Moralidade e da Impessoalidade, caracterizando aqui claro nepotismo, prtica que deve ser totalmente combatida, diz um trecho da ao, assinada pelo presidente da OAB-RJ, Felipe de Santa Cruz, e outros trs membros da entidade.
A ao pede para que a Justia suspenda imediatamente o convnio, atravs de liminar. Ainda no h prazo definido para que o pedido da OAB-RJ seja analisado.
Outro ponto destacado pelos advogados, tambm revelado por The Intercept Brasil, foi o fato de o convnio ter sido assinado no dia 30 de junho, mas a publicao s ter sido feita em Dirio Oficial no incio de setembro.
O longo tempo entre a assinatura do contrato e a publicao no DO tambm um problema srio, porque viola o Princpio da Publicidade. Mostra que h uma tentativa indireta de esconder da opinio pblica uma contratao ilegal e inconstitucional, afirma a OAB-RJ.
The post OAB-RJ entra com ao pedindo que Crivella suspenda convnio com banco de Edir Macedo appeared first on The Intercept.
If you find yourself traveling this summer, take a closer look at Americas deteriorating infrastructure our crumbling roads, sidewalks, public parks, and train and bus stations. Government officials will tell us theres no money to repair or properly maintain our tired infrastructure. Nor do we want to raise taxes, they say. But what if 
On June 25, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington DC alongside over a dozen other corporate leaders. After the meeting, Bezos tweeted that the meeting was terrific and that he was energized by optimism and invention in India. He pledged to expand Amazons already $5 billion investment in 
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday his cash-strapped country would seek to free itself from the U.S. dollar next week, using the weakest of two official foreign exchange regimes and a basket of currencies. At the strongest official rate, one dollar buys just 10 bolivars, but on the black market the dollar fetches 20,193 
Hurricane Maria has maximum sustained winds of 175 MPH;
280 KM/H with a minimum pressure estimated at 909 mb, which is
the tenth lowest minimum pressure recorded in an Atlantic basin
the intensity of a tropical cyclone is determined by
either the storms maximum sustained winds or lowest barometric
The hurricanes with pressure lower than Maria are Wilma 2005 882
MB; Gilbert 1988- 888 MB; Labor Day 1935- 892 MB; Rita 2005 895 MB;
Allen 1980 899 MB; Camille 1969, 900 MB; Katrina 2005 902 MB; Mitch
1998 and Dean 2007 at 905 MB Hurricane. There have been only 7
hurricanes with windspeeds higher than 175 MPH. Irma is one of
them. Allen had sustained winds of 190 MPH (310 KM/H). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Atlantic_hurricane_records#By_highest_sustained_winds
Pattern Energy Group Inc.s Gulf Wind farm in Texas remained in operation even as Hurricane Harvey devastated the state with a deluge of rain and winds that reached 130 miles an hour. The 283-megawatt power plant is in Armstrong, about 85 miles (137 kilometers) from Corpus Christi, where the storm crashed into the coast.Too much 
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Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com Radio host, patriot and retired orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dave Janda is an outspoken critic of Obama Care. Dr. Janda says, Obama Care is cancerperiod. You cant tweak cancer. You have to cut it out. You have to destroy it, and any plan that does not completely get rid of Obama Care, the 
That the problems of todays black Americans are a result of a legacy of slavery, racial discrimination and poverty has achieved an axiomatic status, thought to be self-evident and beyond question. This is what academics and the civil rights establishment have taught. But as with so much of whats claimed by leftists, there is little evidence to support it.
The No. 1 problem among blacks is the effects stemming from a very weak family structure. Children from fatherless homes are likelier to drop out of high school, die by suicide, have behavioral disorders, join gangs, commit crimes and end up in prison. They are also likelier to live in poverty-stricken households. But is the weak black family a legacy of slavery? In 1960, just 22 percent of black children were raised in single-parent families. Fifty years later, more than 70 percent of black children were raised in single-parent families. Heres my question: Was the increase in single-parent black families after 1960 a legacy of slavery, or might it be a legacy of the welfare state ushered in by the War on Poverty?
According to the 1938 Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, that year 11 percent of black children were born to unwed mothers. Today about 75 percent of black children are born to unwed mothers. Is that supposed to be a delayed response to the legacy of slavery? The bottom line is that the black family was stronger the first 100 years after slavery than during what will be the second 100 years.
At one time, almost all black families were poor, regardless of whether one or both parents were present. Today roughly 30 percent of blacks are poor. However, two-parent black families are rarely poor. Only 8 percent of black married-couple families live in poverty. Among black families in which both the husband and wife work full time, the poverty rate is under 5 percent. Poverty in black families headed by single women is 37 percent. The undeniable truth is that neither slavery nor Jim Crow nor the harshest racism has decimated the black family the way the welfare state has.
The black family structure is not the only retrogression suffered by blacks in the age of racial enlightenment. In every census from 1890 to 1954, blacks were either just as active as or more so than whites in the labor market. During that earlier period, black teen unemployment was roughly equal to or less than white teen unemployment. As early as 1900, the duration of black unemployment was 15 percent shorter than that of whites; today its about 30 percent longer. Would anyone suggest that during earlier periods, there was less racial discrimination? What goes a long way toward an explanation of yesteryear and today are the various labor laws and regulations promoted by li...
Since the crushing, truly humiliating defeat that it suffered with the election of Donald J. Trump to the presidency, neoconservatism, at least temporarily, experienced a dramatic reversal of fortunes.
It isnt, of course, that neoconservatives have gone away; and it certainly isnt the case that they have lost power and influence in any substantiveas opposed to symbolicrespect. Still, the sort of standard GOP/neocon agitprop that prevailed during the George W. Bush days, and even into the Obama era, has been less audible in the Age of Trump.
We should not, however, be misled by this into thinking that some of the distinguishing ideas of neoconservatism dont continue to inform American domestic and, especially, foreign policy. In fact, there is a real sense in which some of these ideas inform the contemporary cultural consciousness.
Within the ideological solar system that is the neoconservative view, there is one idea specifically that is arguably the sun around which all of the others revolve. This is the idea that America itself is an ideaor what is otherwise known as the doctrine of American Exceptionalism (AE).
What can it mean to say that America (or anything) is an idea or concept or proposition? An idea is an intangible or incorporeal sort of thing. Ideas, in other words, are without bodies, nonphysical. They are without borders. In principle, then, any given idea can be discovered and, hence, endorsed by anyone, irrespectively of culture or history. One may become consciously aware of an idea at a specific juncture and courtesy of culturally and historically-specific circumstances; but the idea itself, considered as an idea, neednt owe anything to the contingencies of space and time.
An idea, inasmuch as it is thought to transcend all civilizational differences, is universal.
That the proponents of AE think of America the Idea in just this way is borne out by their insistence that anyone can become an American. We receive confirmation of this as well whenever the members of Respectable Society, both liberal and conservative, talk about immigration, whether legal or illegal: Although it is only ever recognizable leftists who use the term undocumented to describe illegal immigrants, those on the official right implicitly endorse the idea behind this term when they too speak as if the only meaningful difference between immigrants and American citizens is that the former havent yet satisfied the formal or legal criteria for American citizenship.
To put it another way, as long as a person affirms America as Idea, then regardless of where that person resides, that person is an American.
While division between both political parties has been accepted as a norm for decades, we have witnessed a level of intensity in 2017 that has dwarfed anything remotely similar in recent American history. While it appears to be boiling over, perhaps many are ready to set aside their differences in a way reminiscent of the Declaration of Independence.
Over Labor Day Weekend, a nationwide poll of 800 likely voters, conducted by John Zogby Strategies asked, among other questions, which view is closer to their own on the topic of secession; Statement A: If a majority of residents within a given state prefer to have the final say over their destiny without the control of Washington D.C. then let them have it it is their right.Statement B: If residents within a given state were to take such a drastic measure and secede from the United States, the federal government would be justified in sending in the military to prevent secession from taking place.
While nearly 1/3 of the public (32%) agree that the federal government should intervene to stop any state movement for secession, nearly four in ten (39%) agree that each state has the ultimate say over their destiny and that secession is a right. Just shy of three in ten were not sure (29%).
Drilling down deeper, those 18-29 years of age are most likely of all age groups to support secession (47%). Support drops with the progression of each age cohort. Those 65+ only find 1 in 3 voters (33%) who agree.
Looking at party, Democrats take a slight lead with 41% in agreeing on the right of secession, followed by 40% of those identifying as Independent or Other party. Republicans have similar a level of intensity as 38% also went with the option supporting the right of a state to break from the federal government.
Finally, a breakdown of region shows high support for secession within the South, Northeast, and out West (48%, 43%, and 43% respectively) while those living in the Central/Great Lakes region show support from one quarter of residents (25%).
In the final analysis, this is a global issue that has gained traction in the last few years. From Scotland and Catalan, to Venice, France, the UK, and now loud calls can even be heard in California and Texas. The ghosts of Lincoln, (I must save the Union) and Jefferson (A rebellion is necessary every generation) appear to be roaming the American landscape as a sizeable portion of the public are sympathetic to the cause of Independence from D.C.
From John Zogby Strategies.
This is an excellent short video explaining the source and nature of Cultural Marxist movements like political correctness, modern feminism, pansexualism, multiculturalism, whiteness studies, etc. For an in-depth critique of the thinkers whose writings shaped Cultural Marxism, see Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left by the eminent British philosopher Roger Scruton. Scruton brilliantly exposes the pretensions, obscurities, and inanities of Sartre, Foucault, Galbraith, Marcuse, Lukacs, Habermas, Adorno, Rawls, Dworkin and others of their ilk. The book is not just a philosophical tract but a work in critical political economy and contains one of the most penetrating discussions of the Marxist labor theory of value that I have ever read.
Note: The views expressed on Mises.org are not necessarily those of the Mises Institute.
The Barbarian cannot make he can befog and destroy but he cannot sustain; and of every Barbarian in the decline or peril of every civilization exactly that has been true.
Hilaire Bellocs depiction of the barbarian is recalled to mind as the statues honoring the history and heroes of the Republic and of the West continue to be vandalized and smashed.
A week ago, the statue of missionary and Catholic Saint Fr. Junipero Serra was beheaded at the Santa Barbara Mission he founded. A century-old Columbus statue in Central Park was defaced and spray-painted with: Hate will not be tolerated.
Baltimores monument to Francis Scott Key, who observed the bombardment of Fort McHenry on a British warship late in the War of 1812 and was inspired to write The Star-Spangled Banner, was covered in red paint. Racist anthem was written across it.
In Berkeley, home of the Free Speech Movement, the university last week had to spend $600,000 to protect an invited speaker of the college Republicans from being assaulted.
But St. Louis was where the real action was. Friday, a mob hurled rocks and bottles injuring 11 cops, leaving one with a broken jaw. They smashed windows at the mayors residence and marched miles to the Central West End to berate diners on patios of restaurants with the menacing chant: Off the sidewalk. Into the street.
Saturday, the mob invaded and shut down a suburban mall, and then smashed windows across a nightlife district.
The protesters rationale: rage at a not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of ex-cop Jason Stockley in the death of Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011.
Stockleys police van had been struck by Smiths car, who had been nabbed in an alleged drug deal and led police on an 80-mile-an-hour chase, at the end of which Stockley emptied his gun in Smith.
Yet even Attorney General Eric Holder declined to investigate.
On Sunday, Black Lives Matter showed up at the St. Louis police headquarters chanting, Stop killing us! But if the killing of black folks is a legitimate grievance, we need to ask: Who is killing them?
Last year, there were 4,300 victims of shootings in Chicago and 762 deaths. How many of those shootings were by cops?
How many of those shootings, mostly of blacks, were acts of terrorism by White supremacists, White nationalists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, all of whom our ever-heroic Congress demanded that President Trump, in a joint resolution after Charlottesville, denounce.
Nowhere in the resolution was there any mention of Antifa, the anti-fascist fighters on the other side of the...
As I predicted, the erasing of American history will not be limited to Confederate monuments. Last week a member of the board of trustees of the Dallas, Texas, school district recommended changing the name of James Madison High School. James Madison was the father of the US Constitution, considered by Identity Politics, the political ideology of the Democratic Party and the American liberal/progressive/left, to be a racist document.
From a British reader comes the news that the various segments of a Western society divided into victim groups by Identity Politics have divided very finely and have turned on one another. On September 13, the Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists (TERFs) and their bitter enemies, Trans Activists, clashed in a fist fight in Londons Hyde Park. 60-year-old Maria MacLachlan, who describes herself as a gender critical feminist, was knocked to the ground.
The presstitutes at the New York Times even use the crossword puzzle to spread their lies and disinformation. This morning one of the clues was like the peninsula seized by Russia in 2014. The NYT is referring to Crimea, for 300 years a Russian province with a Russian population that voted by a 97% majority to rejoin Russia when the US overthrew the Ukrainian government in a coup. The NYT presstitutes treat this exercise in democracy as Russian aggression. As the newspaper of record, clearly the record is falsified.
My northern acquaintances believe that the South, by definition, is racist even though the cities that were the heart of the Confederacy are ruled by black mayors. The mayor of Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy, Levar Stoney, is black.
The mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed, is black.
The Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina, Stephen Benjamin, is black.
Because of Identity Politics, these black mayors cannot prevent southern history from being cast down the Memory Hole. Any black mayor who stood up for historical truth would be branded an Uncle Tom.
There is no greater absurdity than moving history off its factual basis and substituting a fictional basis as dictated by Identity Politics.
In the United Statesindeed, in the entirely of the Western worldhistory has become a construction that serves not the truth but special interests. This is the reason that the Western World is doomed. Peoples whose history is destroyed are defenceless. They have no idea who they...
Recently, US Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin stated, If China doesnt follow these sanctions [against North Korea], we will put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the US and international dollar system.
By this, he meant that the US would shut China out of the SWIFT system, through which the great majority of international settlements are facilitated. In stating this, the US government is doing nothing less than threatening economic warfare against China, which would unquestionably prove catastrophic to the global economy.
This is astonishingly shortsighted, as the US can no more do without trade with China than China can do without trade with the US. Further, the US will unquestionably pressure its other trading partners (particularly the EU) to endorse and follow the sanctions. This they will not comply with, as it would serve to cut their own economic throats. The relationships between the US and their partners have been wearing thin in recent years, and the present threat against China is very likely to prove to be the final straw. The net effect would be to place the US out on an economic limb, alone.
There may be those who disagree with this premise, under the assumption that, to cut China out of the SWIFT system would destroy Chinas ability to make international transactions, forcing them to cave to US demands.
However, China, Russia, and others have seen this day coming and have created their own SWIFT system, world cable network, and world banking system. All thats needed to kick it all into gear is a major international need to bypass SWIFT. The US government has just provided that need with this threat. There would certainly be teething pains in getting the new system running on a massive scale, but the sudden worldwide need would drive the implementation.
This threat by the US at a time when its broke is, in effect, economic suicide.
But, just as the ink is drying on this announcement, the increasingly impetuous US president has cracked a deal with Democrats to permanently abolish the US debt ceiling. As the debt ceiling was the last safeguard in governmental fiscal responsibility, hes effectively chosen to assure that the US will experience economic collapse.
Again, economic suicide.
It could be argued that the insatiable ego of The Donald has driven him to recklessness. Indeed, its been his habit, when opposed on anything he wishes to do, to lash out, often creating far more dangerous deals, and saying, effectively, So, there. I showed you. Ill do as I please, no matter the damage. This would suggest that hes the Lemming in Chief, leading the US over a...
Countless concerned individuals are still searching for answers surrounding the mysterious death of the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy. The official narrative, that a lone former Marine named Harvey Oswald assassinated him, is widely disputed.
All available documents from all government entities are required by the Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 to be released on October 26th of 2017. But if history repeats itself, the Central Intelligence Agency may not release an entire volume of documents on Oswald, known as volume 5.
As Sputnik reports, the release in July of 3,810 CIA and FBI documents on the assassination by the Assassination Records Review Board threw up a number of revelations that JFK researchers have hungrily devoured and enthusiastically publicized. For instance, the mayor of Dallas at the time of Kennedys assassination, Earle Cabell, was a CIA asset in the 1950s, and his brother, Charles Cabell, a high-ranking CIA official until 1962.
The release in October has been highly anticipated by those seeking answers. However, thanks to a deliberate fudging or records, or a conveniently timed clerical error, an entire volume may never see the light of day.
Inside Langley Air Force Bases CIA Headquarters is an office known as the Office of Security. The Office of Security maintains its own top-secret archives known as the Office of Security Archival Holdings and is a separate archive from the agencys more frequently used facility located in Alexandria, VA known as the Agency Archival Record Center.
As late as 1977, the entire 7-volume collection of documents was intact, having been checked out by Russ Holmes in the Office of General Counsel and noted the 7-volume series was all together, not missing any volumes. But when the CIA was asked to turn over the volume of documents on Oswald, the hitman in the assassination, it seems the agency stonewalled a bit, like a shell game according to independent investigator Malcolm Blunt.
Blunt described the stonewalling:
This huge search by CIA did not surface Oswalds security files and the Assassination Records Review Board (AARB) remained uninformed about their existence. Not until 1997 when an ARRB staffer stumbled across evidence that two previous congressional investigations had access to these files did CIA discover them.
The AARB eventually received the 7-volume set of documents on Oswald in 1998, but staffers...
Its interesting about the Chevy Volt.
Uniquely, it carries around its own recharger so its not tied to a corded umbilical like other electric cars. So it isnt gimped by a much-abbreviated radius of action, like all other electric cars the best of which can travel maybe 150 or so miles before their batteries conk out and the car must hook up to an electric IV for an extended recharging session.
When the Volts battery packs charge runs down, fresh current is fed into it as you drive without having to stop driving.
This is superficially similar to the way hybrid works but also very different.
Unlike hybrids, the Volt is a true electric car. A motor and batteries provide the primary motive power what makes it go as opposed to back-up power. There is a small (1.5 liter) gas engine, but it serves almost exclusively as a generator. It comes on as needed to make electricity for the batteries, not torque and horsepower to turn the wheels. In the Volt, electric motors do that.
All the time.
The Volts electric motors always propel the car.
In a hybrid, the electric motor and batteries take over when the vehicle isnt moving or moving at low speed. Most can only creep along for a couple of miles and no faster than about 30 MPH before the gas engine cuts in and takes over to propel the car, just like any other car.
The main source of movement in a hybrid car is the gas engine.
A few (the plug-ins, which have more powerful battery packs) can travel for about 10-15 miles and at higher road speeds on battery power alone, but revert to internal combustion for propulsion when the charge depletes. Also, anything less than eggshell-pressure on the throttle causes the hybrid cars gas engine to kick on because the battery pack/motors are too weak to provide adequate acceleration by themselves.
Which makes it difficult to avoid regularly using the gas engine, in other words.
The Chevy can travel 50 miles on electricity only and without driving it like theres a Faberge egg under the accelerator pedal. The motors/batteries are designed to b...
I try to spend at least part of every year on the beach. Now that I live in the southwest, my go-to beach vacation spot tends to be in southern California. But while I was living in Florida in the 1980s, Key West was one of my favorites.
One night, when I was sitting in Sloppy Joes bar (a favorite watering hole of Hemingway when he lived in Key West), I met Melanie, a local resident. At the time, she was about 60 years old.
Melanie told me about a nearly-forgotten hurricane that overwhelmed Florida in 1935 when she was a girl. The Labor Day hurricane was the most intense storm to ever hit the US. With sustained winds of 185 mph, it drove a 20-foot storm surge over the low-lying islands. (The highest point on Key West is only 18 feet.)
Melanie survived the storm because her parents fitted her with a life preserver and chained her to an iron post. As the storm rushed in, the life preserver kept her afloat while the chain prevented her from being washed away.
Her parents werent as lucky. They perished in the storm, along with more than 400 others. As well, Melanies home and everything her family owned was washed out to sea.
Thank goodness, she concluded, we now at least have flood insurance.
Yes we do. And its all courtesy of the American taxpayer.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Melanie praised came into existence in 1968 after most commercial insurance companies pulled out of the market following record-breaking claims from Hurricane Betsy. The handful of companies that stayed charged such high premiums that few homeowners in flood-prone areas could afford coverage.
To deal with what critics of insurance companies called a market failure, Congress decided that the federal government would be the flood insurer of last resort. The NFIP gave property owners the ability to purchase taxpayer-subsidized flood insurance. Currently, you can buy total coverage up to $350,000 $250,000 for the home itself and $100,000 for personal possessions. About five million Americans now have NFIP-subsidized policies. To keep costs under control, Congress passed a series of amendments to encourage policyholders to build more flood-resistant homes and give states incentives to not build in flood zones.
Unfortunately, it hasnt worked. In 2014, Congress reversed many of its previous reforms because owners in flood-prone areas complained coverage was no longer affordable. Meanwhile, development on floodplains has exploded, especially in coastal areas. Now, after paying out nearly $25 billion to policyholders in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, the NFIP is broke.
While Congress provided temporary funding to help deal with cleanup efforts from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma earlier this month,...
Dozens of perfectly preserved ancient shipwrecks have been found at the bottom of the Black Sea.
A total of 60 wrecks were discovered dating back as far as 2,500 years, including galleys from the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires.
Scientists stumbled upon the graveyard while using underwater robots to survey the effects of climate change along the Bulgarian coast.
Because the Black Sea contains almost no light or oxygen, little life can survive, meaning the wrecks are in excellent condition.
Researchers say their discovery is truly unrivalled. Many of the ships have features that are only known from drawings or written description but never seen until now.
Carvings in the wood of some ships have remained intact for centuries, while well-preserved rope was found aboard one 2,000-year-old Roman vessel.
The project, known Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (Black Sea MAP), involves an international team led by the University of Southamptons Centre for Maritime Archaeology.
Ed Parker, CEO of Black Sea MAP, said: Some of the ships we discovered had only been seen on murals and mosaics until this moment.
Theres one medieval trading vessel where the towers on the bow and stern are pretty much still there.
Its as if you are looking at a ship in a movie, with ropes still on the deck and carvings in the wood.
When I saw that ship, the excitement really started to mount what we have found is truly unrivalled.
Most of the vessels found are around 1,300 years old, but the oldest dates back to the 4th Century BC.
Many of the wrecks details and locations are being kept secret by the team to ensure they remain undisturbed.
Black Sea water below 150 metres (490 ft) is anoxic, meaning the environment cannot support the organisms that typically feast on organic materials, such as wood and flesh.
The war on humanity continues unabated in Texas, where over one million acres of land are being carpet-bombed with the aerial spraying of neurotoxic chemicals in an effort to kill mosquitoes. Texas authorities are openly lying to citizens, claiming these poisons are magically not poisons at all when they come into contact with humans. Even more alarmingly, Texas authorities are urging their citizens to use other toxic chemicals on their skin chemicals that are part of a binary weapon system that causes Alzheimers and dementia by incurring permanent brain damage (see the science, below).
U.S. Air Force C-130 cargo planes began spraying insecticides over three eastern Texas counties over the weekend and will expand to other areas over the next two weeks, officials from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) said, reports Reuters. About 1.85 million acres have been treated as of Tuesday, according to the department.
In effect, the State of Texas is unleashing weapons of mass destruction against its own citizens, generating trillions of dollars in long-term health care costs that financially benefit the drug makers who sell prescription treatments for Alzheimers, dementia, cancer and other diseases caused by chemical exposure. The aerial bombardment of high-density population centers, it turns out, is a revenue-generating activity for the for-profit sick care industry that has infiltrated the entire Texas legislature.
DSHS is working with counties that have requested assistance with mosquito control to coordinate spraying by two state contractors and federal support through FEMA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve, reports the official DSHS website. A total of approximately 4.36 million acres has been sprayed across all areas.
Apparently mosquitoes can hurt recovery operations by swarming residents, explains a DSHS spokesperson, somehow imagining that Gulf Coast Texas residents have never encountered mosquitoes before. Perhaps this doesnt qualify as a breaking news alert, but Houstonians have seen mosquitoes before. The fact that mosquitoes fly around in groups is not exactly cause for panic. Announcing that there are mosquitoes in Texas is sort of like declaring theres snow in Alaska.
Aerial chemtrail spraying and nighttime insecticide fog trucks
The chemtrail spraying of Texas residents is taking place during daylight hours, while insecticide-spewing fog trucks run all night. Military aircraft equipped with chemtrail...
An unhinged American liberal recently attacked a Trump supporter at a bar in Denmark.
The woman wanted to sit at the mans table. The Danish man was wearing a MAGA hat. So this outraged American leftist became visibly angry and started calling the man a racist.
Fortunately, the mans friend recorded the entire episode and after her litany of f-bombs they are pressing charges against the loon for politically motivated assault.
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Senate Intel Leaders Statement on the Postponing of
Michael Cohens Interview Sep 19 2017 WASHINGTON Senate
Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice
Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) today made the following announcement
on the testimony of Michael Cohen:
We were disappointed that Mr. Cohen decided to pre-empt todays interview by releasing a public statement prior to his engagement with Committee staff, in spite of the Committees requests that he refrain from public comment. As a result, we declined to move forward with todays interview and will reschedule Mr. Cohens appearance before the Committee in open session at a date in the near future. The Committee expects witnesses in this investigation to work in good faith with the Senate. ### Press Releases Intelligence Permalink: https://www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2017/9/senate-intel-leaders-statement-on-the-postponing-of-michael-cohen-s-interview (Emphasis our own.)
Senate panel cancels interview with Trump lawyer, asks him to open hearing Posted:Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:00:19 -0400 WASHINGTON (Reuters) A U.S. Senate panel probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election abruptly canceled an interview with President Donald Trumps lawyer Michael Cohen on Tuesday after he issued a statement about his testimony in violation of committee policy. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/YsAoX_7vDKA/senate-panel-cancels-interview-with-trump-lawyer-asks-him-to-open-hearing-idUSKCN1BU29R
Ukranian businessman with links to Donald Trump and Russia dies in unexplained circumstances Alex Oronov, who had family ties to Presidents lawyer, reportedly organised meeting aimed at helping give Russian President control of Crimea, by Rachel Roberts, Monday 6 March 2017 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/ukranian-businesman-russia-and-donald-trump-dies-michael-cohen-michael-flynn-donald-trump-vladimir-a7612866.html
Oronov was reportedly the father-in-law of Michaels Cohens
FOX News contributor and attorney Gregg Jarrett argued tonight on Hannity that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been unproductive and incompetent as AG and must resign.
Gregg Jarrett wrote Monday at FOX News that Attorney Sessions should resign for deceiving the president by concealing his intent to recuse himself form the Russia witch hunt. President Trump was entitled to know the truth, but Sessions actively hid it from him. Since that time, according to Jarrett, Sessions has been incompetent for several reasons most notably he has taken no action to investigate the unmasking of Trump aides during intelligence surveillance by the Obama Administration.
Tonight Gregg Jarrett called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign.
Gregg Jarrett: There are plenty of options here but Sessions needs to do the right thing and resign.
In an interview with Mic, Hillary Clinton said that there is no Constitutional basis for challenging the election results.
I think no one, including me, is saying we will contest the election. Im in the very large group of people who believe that, you know, theres no legal basis, no constitutional basis for that, Hillary said at a Mic roundtable in their New York office on Tuesday.
I think depending upon what is found in those investigations, it wont be just me, it will be millions of Americans who raise questions about the legitimacy of the election, Hillary continued.
In case you missed it, here is the exchange NPR had with Hillary Clinton on Monday:
NPR asked again, I want to get back to the question, would you completely rule out questioning the legitimacy of this election if we learn that the Russian interference in the election is even deeper than we know now?
Hillary replied, No. I would not. I would say
NPR: Youre not going to rule it out.
No, I wouldnt rule it out, Hillary said.
Hillary got pummeled by the media for this outrageous statement during her blame tour. Her handlers probably forced her to clarify her radical claims. Our Founding Fathers designed the Constitution precisely to stop power hungry lunatics like Hillary Clinton in their tracks.
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This was the second quake today on the Ring of Fire zone in the
Earthquake M6.1: Auckland Island, New Zealand. pic.twitter.com/gyuDhHRYIS
(@Eart_hquakes) September 20, 2017
The quake struck 256 kilometers west of Aukland Island.
M6.1 earthquake 256km W of Auckland Island, New Zealand 2017-09-20T01:43:30Z depth 10km 162 33' 0" E 50 22' 15" S pic.twitter.com/kTIn13CnaD
Peter Mount (@peter_mount) September 20, 2017
At least 119 people were killed in the attack.
Mexico's Secretary of the Interior declares an "extraordinary emergency after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake kills at least 119. pic.twitter.com/Og9ULw4Ln7
AJ+ (@ajplus) September 19, 2017
Part of an elementary school collapsed today during the attack.
Part of Colegio Enrique Rebsamen, an elementary school in Mexico City, collapsed following the powerful earthquake pic.twitter.com/KVdUKSrwNe
BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) September 20, 2017
Emergency workers are still rescuing people tonight after the quake.
Emergency workers applaud after rescuin...
He was an aspiring rapper and his record company vouched for him. Update to this story. Via WISTV: State officials say a key suspect in the shootout that left eight people injured in Columbias Vista could have been jailed shortly before the incident for violating his probation. John Earl Bates, Jr. is facing seven counts 
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is a key and central figure in the successful execution of the MAGA Trump Doctrine. Secretary T-Rex appears on Fox News to review the content of President Trumps speech to the U.N. General Assembly. [TRANSCRIPT] Continue reading
The Washington Examiner reported that Gorka said at Hillsdale Colleges annual Constitution Day of Celebration, In the next few months, we should see some very significant changes in personnel of the highest levels of the administration. Not because a Cabinet member decides to do it or the chief of staff, but because the president decides to.
For the last seven months, most of the firings have had nothing to do with the president. In the next few months, I predict they will, Gorka warned.
Lots of people got suicidal when my boss, Steve Bannon, resigned, Gorka said. And then they got really suicidal when I resigned.
Dr. Gorka told radio host Steve Malzberg shortly after he resigned that Trumps MAGA agenda was being undermined from within the White House.
We came in on a message that was encapsulated in making American great again. I supported the President from July of 2015 and the people that made that victory possible around the President have been systematically undermined, many of them on the National Security Council have been fired or shut out and the agenda is losing steam within the building, Dr. Gorka said.
Dr. Gorka said that President Trump is still committed to the MAGA agenda, but for people like him and Steve Bannon, they can be more effective on the outside.
The Gateway Pundits White House Correspondent Lucian Wintrich also interviewed Dr. Gorka post White House. Listen to the full interview here.
President Trump must purge the White House of globalists who are fighting him at every turn. Trump won the White House on his populist agenda and he must come through with most of his major campaign promises or risk fracturing his base.
White Police, Unarmed Black Suspectsbruce Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:15
This week's Ford Report on the Real News Network: Glen Ford explains the cops chant of "Whose Streets, Our Streets" while clearing those streets of local citizens ought to dispel any notions that people have a right to meet and protest in public spaces.
EZE JACKSON: For the Real News Network, I'm Eze Jackson. Protests in St. Louis entered a fourth day after a weekend where thousands took to the streets following the acquittal of St. Louis police officer, Jason Stockley for killing 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011. Over 80 people were arrested on Sunday alone during the demonstrations, which began on Friday. Smith, who prosecutors argued was unarmed, fled from Stockley and his partner after being suspected of a drug deal in December of 2011. In police recordings of the incident, Stockley can be heard saying he was going to kill the suspect. Smith was shot five times and pronounced dead on the scene.
Joining us to discuss this is Glen Ford. Glen Ford is the Executive Editor of the Black Agenda Report and also the author of "The Big Lie." Thanks for joining us, Glen.
GLEN FORD: Thank you. It's good to be working with you.
EZE JACKSON: Yes, sir. Glen, I want to start by getting your response to what the Circuit Judge, the Circuit Court Judge, Timothy Wilson said when he ruled in the officer's favor on Friday. He said, quote, "An urban heroin dealer not in possession of a firearm would be an anomaly." What's your response to this?
GLEN FORD: That's the most important quote and it reveals volumes. It goes to the heart of the criminal injustice system in the United States.
First of all, what's been going on in the streets of St. Louis over the past couple of days is all about power. It is not about justice, and if you don't believe that, then just ask the police. The corporate media have been reporting that formations of cops were chanting, "Whose streets? Our streets," as they swept demonstrato...
Repeal is now overhaul. September 30th is the deadline. Via Washington Examiner: Senators on Tuesday left town for the rest of the week with no plan on when to bring up a bill Republicans deemed the last shot to overhaul Obamacare. Republican leaders are trying to pin down if they have enough votes to pass 
Organizing for Antifa. Via BPR: Inquiring minds want to know exactly what role the Democratic Party is playing in the growing civil unrest in America? St. Louis continues to feel the effects of violent protests following the acquittal Friday of Jason Stockley, a former St. Louis police officer who fatally shot a black man in 
Via Townhall: A disturbing new poll shows that a full 19 percent of college students think that it is acceptable to use violence to disrupt a speaker who is saying offensive and hurtful things on campus. This number is slightly higher among students who identify as Republican compared to Democrat students (22 to 20 percent), 
This CNN report ended up as a screaming headline on the Drudge Report
Manaforts spokesperson Jason Maloni is now calling for the DOJ Inspector General to investigate the classified FISA warrant leak in a strongly worded statement released Tuesday.
Sara Carter of Circa News tweeted out the statement Paul Manaforts lawyer released in response to CNNs Monday report that Manafort was wiretapped before, during and after the 2016 presidential election.
If true, it is a felony to reveal the existence of a FISA warrant, regardless of the fact that no charges ever emerged. The U.S. Department of Justices Inspector General should immediately conduct an investigation into these leaks and to examine the motivations behind a previous Administrations effort to surveil a political opponent. Mr. Manafort requests that the Department of Justice release any intercepts involving him and any non-Americans so interested parties can come to the same conclusion as the DOJ there is nothing there.
Roger Stone, a longtime friend and advisor to Donald Trump says the feds listened to his calls with Manafort. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Who else was caught up in this illegal spying by the Obama administration?
Roger Stone tweeted out Tuesday evening, The feds listened to my phone calls with Paul Manafort under a FISA warrant.
The feds listened to my phone calls with Paul Manafort under a FISA warrant @StoneColdTruth
Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) September 19, 2017...
One group claims she never gave them any money, depsite the fact that she said they were one of the five she was funding. Where is the media attention to the obvious inconsistency otherwise known as a lie? Via Daily Caller: A number of liberal resistance groups would not say if they received the donations 
The effectiveness of the Trump Doctrine is never more visible than when President Trump meets with a recipient, in this case Qatar, and is able to assume the role of good cop negotiator in common cause. President Trump participated in Continue reading
James Comey told investigators under oath that the deep state did not wiretap Trump Tower.
James Clapper told NBC the deep state did not wiretap Trump Tower or the Trump campaign.
** The former FBI Director testified to Congress that he decided not to recommended charges in relation to handling of classified information, after the FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton on July 2, 2016. However, a new report reveals Comey penned a memo exonerating Clinton in the Spring.
** James Comey told the House Intelligence Committee that the Republican Party emails were not released during the 2016 election campaign. They were.
** And James Comey perjure himself after he just testified under oath in front of the House Intelligence Committee claiming that there was no truth to Trumps wiretap claims. He lied then too.
** Former FBI Director James Comey said there were no documents on Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynchs tarmac meeting. Investigators later uncovered hundreds of documents.
Heres the video.
Via Lou Dobbs Tonight:
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Matt Drudge tweeted Monday that Ingraham signed a contract and is set to take over the 10 PM time slot; Fox News confirmed she is starting October 30th.
Matt Drudge also tweeted out, NEWS BATTLE ROYALE! HANNITY TO TAKE ON MADDOW AT 9 PM
Hannity tweeted out on Monday, I have a big announcement next on #Hannity You dont want to miss it!
I have a big announcement next on #Hannity You dont want to miss it!
Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) September 19, 2017
At the end of Hannitys Monday show while he was announcing his new 9 PM time slot which happens to be the same time MSNBC nemesis Rachel Maddow is on air, the Fox News host held a pair of black-rimmed glasses.
The American Thinker addressed the glasses Hannity was holding at the end of his show on Monday night:
Close watchers noted that Hannity, during the closing moments of his show Monday night and for the first time in memory, was holding and waving a pair of reading glasses. After his show aired, I asked him, Whats with the glasses? His email reply: Maddow Anderson glasses. Lol a lighthearted reference to the looming challenge at hand (both Maddow and Anderson Cooper, who is on CNN at 9 P.M., wear glasses during their programs).
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The mayor and sheriff disagree. Via KPTV: Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Portland on Tuesday and criticized what he referred to as so-called sanctuary policies. Portland and other Oregon cities adopted sanctuary city policies earlier this year. The city of Portland then joined the city of 
Failed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Senate Leadership Fund is running an devastating ad in Alabama against Republican Challenger Roy Moore.
The ad suggests Moore said he did not think a border wall was necessary.
Senate Ldshp Fund (@Senate_Fund) September 13, 2017
But theres one problem.
Judge Roy Moore never said that.
The dishonest Senate Leadership Fund
spliced together videos from two separate events to make it
look like Moore said something he did not say.
On Tuesday Tea Party president Becky Gerritson blasted McConnell
and the Senate Leadership Fund for their underhanded tactics.
Last week, Senate Leadership Fund was caught splicing together videos from two separate events in an out of context mannerin other words deceptively editing videosto make it appear as though Judge Moore does not support President Donald Trumps planned border wall. Not just Breitbart News, but PolitiFact too, has called out the McConnell-affiliated organization for the attack ads.
The post Awful. Mitch McConnells Senate Leadership PAC Releases Fake Ad on Judge Roy Moore in Alabama appeared first on...
She packed my bags last night, preflight
Zero hour, nine a.m.
And I'm gonna be high
As a kite by then
I miss the earth so much
I miss my wife
It's lonely out in space
On such a timeless flight
And I think it's gonna be a long, long, time
'Til touchdown brings me 'round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Oh, no no no
I'm a rocket man
Burnin' out this fuse
Up here alone
Via Washington Examiner: Paul Manaforts spokesman condemned recent reports that his client had been surveilled by federal officials while serving in the Trump campaign and after the 2016 presidential election as well. If true, it is a felony to reveal the existence of a FISA warrant, regardless of the fact that no charges ever emerged, 
This CNN report ended up as a screaming headline on the Drudge Report.
Manaforts spokesperson Jason Maloni is now calling for the DOJ Inspector General to investigate the classified FISA warrant leak in a strongly worded statement released Tuesday.
Sara Carter of Circa News tweeted out the statement Paul Manaforts lawyer released in response to CNNs Monday report that Manafort was wiretapped before, during and after the 2016 presidential election.
If true, it is a felony to reveal the existence of a FISA warrant, regardless of the fact that no charges ever emerged. The U.S. Department of Justices Inspector General should immediately conduct an investigation into these leaks and to examine the motivations behind a previous Administrations effort to surveil a political opponent. Mr. Manafort requests that the Department of Justice release any intercepts involving him and any non-Americans so interested parties can come to the same conclusion as the DOJ there is nothing there.
Screenshot of statement below:
Paul Manaforts lawyer statement asks DOJ Inspector General to investigate the classified FISA warrant leak and pic.twitter.com/rI1jMfP5oA
Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) September 19, 2017
Because of the name. Sick. Via Daily Caller: The organizer of a triathlon in North Carolina called Tri at the Trump has canceled the event because people were mad that it was supposed to occur at a Trump National golf course. The swimming, biking, and running race had been scheduled to occur at the Trump 
This followed rioting by Black Lives Matter protesters on Friday and Saturday nights.
Protesters sprayed police officers with an unknown liquid.
St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) September 18, 2017
Dozens of small businesses were vandalized during the rioting.
Kenny Bahr posted this photo after the night of
Photographer Kenny Bahr also captured the rioting from
start to finish on Sunday night.
This is an amazing video by Kenny.
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by Finian Cunningham Writer, Dandelion Salad East Africa Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation September 19, 2017 Germany and France have backed the stance of Russia and China for negotiations to avert the Korea crisis. South Korea and Japan also seem to be amenable to recent calls by Russian President Vladimir Putin for exclusively diplomatic efforts. 
Its called indoctrination. BELLEVILLE, Ill. Every player on the Cahokia Quarterback Club football team (8 and under) took a knee during the national anthem ahead of Sundays game at Little Devils Field in Belleville. One of the kids asked me if I saw (people) protesting and rioting in St. Louis. I said yes; I 
The number one state for opiate overdose deaths is West
Virginia, which is relatively poor and troubled in other ways.
The number two state is New Hampshire:
Which U.S. state had the highest median income in 2016? . . .New Hampshire also has low inequality.
The Granite States median household income last year was a whopping $76,260, nearly 30 percent higher than the national median of $59,039, according to the Census. . . .
One of the chief drivers of New Hampshires high median income is its poverty rate, which is the lowest in the nation. Only 6.9 percent of the states residents live below the poverty line, compared with a national average of 13.7 percent (in Mississippi nearly 21 percent of people live in poverty).
New Hampshires workforce is also among the best-educated in the country, according to previously released census data. Better-educated workers tend to make more money.
Just a couple months into Hillary Clintons term as Secretary of State, the Clinton Foundation invited Vladimir Putin and other leaders to the Clinton Global Initiatives 2009 annual gathering.
The email containing the list of leaders who were invited was forwarded in March of 2009 from the Director of Foreign Policy of the Clinton Foundation Amitabh Desai to former Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro. Shapiro then forwarded it to Hillarys foreign policy advisor Jake Sullivan showing a conflict of interest between the Clinton Foundation and the federal government.
Hillary Clinton was also seeking to reset relations with Russia at this time. Remember that cheap plastic reset button she handed the Russian Foreign Minister that actually said overcharged? What a disaster!
What about Hillarys Uranium deal with Russia? Nearly 20% of the U.S.s Uranium assets were sold to Russia while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State in exchange for $150 million to the Clinton Foundation.
Bill Clinton also gave a speech to the Russia-based Renaissance Capital in Moscow on June 29, 2010.
Bill Clinton spoke in Moscow for one hour for half a million dollars. (Breitbart)
Hillary Clinton used this projection technique on her opponent by acting like she was anti-Putin and anti-Russia while claiming Trump was somehow colluding with them.
Hillary Clinton was good friends with the Russians and Vladimir Putin until she no longer saw a way to profit off of them financially. She then turned them into the...
Jack Little contributed original reporting. Want to join our research team? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Following a GotNews report that New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker received donations from fellow Democrat Bob Menendez, records suggest the two may have traded some PAC cash. FEC donation records accessed from OpenSecrets.org show in 2012, Cory Bookers PAC gave $5,000 
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This is horrific. Multiple buildings have collapsed, several appear to have pancaked. Prayers for the people in Mexico City. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, toppling dozens of buildings in the Continue reading
Phyllis Schlaflys 46th Annual Eagle Council will kick off Friday afternoon in St. Louis, Missouri.
This years conference will be held at Airport Marriott and several top conservatives will speak at the event including: President of the Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, Ed Martin, Corey Lewandowski, David Horowitz, Rep. Steve King (R-IA), Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III, Ed Meese and Andy Schlafly.
You can reserve your ticket at Eventbrite.
The workshop is scheduled for 9:30 PM on Saturday night.
In February 2009, Bill Hennessy and Jim Hoft met at the St. Louis Arch at the first St. Louis Tea Party Rally.
On Saturday Bill and Jim will discuss the Fake News in the Mainstream Media in America.
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Yeah because giving them pallets of money was a super idea right?
Autora de uma ao na Justia Federal do Distrito Federal, cuja liminar concedida na ltima sexta (15) permite que psiclogos possam fazer terapias de reverso sexual, a chamada cura gay, a psicloga Rozangela Alves Justino possui desde junho de 2016 um cargo no gabinete do deputado Sstenes Cavalcante (DEM-RJ) na Cmara. O parlamentar, que est em seu primeiro mandato no Congresso, apadrinhado pelo lder da Assembleia de Deus Vitria em Cristo, pastor Silas Malafaia.
Rozangela ocupa um cargo de natureza especial, que dispensa concurso pblico para efetivao. Com uma remunerao de R$ 3.346,34 em agosto, a psicloga vinculada Liderana do Democratas na Cmara e est lotada no gabinete de Sstenes. Na Casa, ela j foi vista este ano participando de um culto evanglico.
A psicloga entrou com a ao na Justia Federal este ano contra a resoluo 01/1999 do Conselho Federal de Psicologia (CFP), que estabelece algumas regras de atuao em relao orientao sexual. O documento afirma, por exemplo, que os profissionais no devem exercer qualquer ao que favorea a patologizao de comportamentos ou prticas homoerticas, nem adotaro ao coercitiva tendente a orientar homossexuais para tratamentos no solicitados.
A liminar concedida pelo juiz Waldemar Cludio de Carvalho gerou forte reao negativa. O CFP j anunciou que ir recorrer da deciso.
Em seu blog, Rozngela Justino se identifica como missionria. A ltima postagem refere-se a um evento promovido pela Associao Brasileira de Psiclogos em Ao (Abrapsia), entidade criada em janeiro deste ano, da qual ela presidente. O seminrio A fragmentao da famlia e das identidades, a quem interessa?, realizado no incio deste ms em Curitiba, abordou temas como agenda e polticas de gnero e vcio em pornografia no contexto de novas tecnologias.
Em sua pgina no Facebook, a psicloga compartilhou trechos de palestras das quais participou em que relaciona a liberao sexual a termos como extermnio e caos social:
Esto trabalhando para o extermnio do nosso povo, da nossa nao. Esto levando as nossas crianas e nossos adolescentes morte precoce. Ento, essa mudana dos paradigmas sexuais, a liberao sexual, especialmente da criana e do adolescente, uma perverso sem igual. Ns, como psiclogos, no podemos ser coniventes com isso.
Vejo que esta questo da l...
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In a newly penned op-ed for Breitbart, veteran political commentator Rob Wasinger has called for Mitt Romney to finally walk off into the sunset after his repeated failures and decisive rejections within the party.
Currently, Romney has been teasing a potential Senate run; he has propagated this rumor in conservative outlets such as the Daily Caller and more mainstream outlets such as NYMag. Wassinger is having none of it, commenting on the apparent lack of political awareness by Romney, he says:
Evidently, Romneys last electoral humiliationthe embarrassing rout by a weakened and vulnerable President Obama in 2012was not enough to convince him that his fellow citizens just arent that into him. Even after taking the helm of the good ship Never-Trump last year to ostentatiously and piously declare that Donald J. Trump was neither an authentic conservative nor fit for public office (rich coming from a guy whos taken just about every position on every issue imaginable), Romney seems to think that the American public awaits his latest judgments on policy issues and political strategy with baited breath.
Frustrated not only by Romneys utter failure to understand the modern conservative base, much less his very unconservative track record, Wassinger continues:
A federal appeals court rejected claims from about 125 Seattle police officers that a consent decree or use of force policy violates their Second Amendment rights to use firearms for self-defense.
Previously, a district court ruled against the complaint filed by officers against the Seattle Police Department, city of Seattle, and Justice Department. It determined the use of force policy, which was developed after the United States government brought civil action against the city of Seattle, was constitutional.
The use of force policy approved by a federal judge dictates an officer shall only use objectively reasonable force, proportional to the threat or urgency of the situation, when necessary, to achieve a law enforcement objective.
According to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals [PDF], The City of Seattle has a significant interest in regulating the use of department-issued firearms by its police officers, and the [use of force policy] does not impose a substantial burden on the Second Amendment right to use a firearm for the core lawful purpose of self-defense.
The appellate courts decision makes clear that the firearms the officers would like to use more freely are issued by the city. Seattle has a right to control how they are used by employees.
Additionally, the officers put forward no historical evidence that regulating how officers use firearms has ever infringed upon their ability to defend themselves.
The officers that sued most likely object to the part of the policy, which instructs them to consider whether a subjects lack of compliance is a deliberate attempt to resist or an inability to comply based on a variety of factors, including the subjects possible medical conditions, mental impairment, developmental disability, drug interaction, and behavioral crisis. De-escalation tactics are encouraged to reduce the need for force.
What this lawsuit really amounts to is resistance by a sub-section of Seattle police, who refuse to be more careful about how they use their weapons so they do not kill citizens.
The use of force policy was not adopted on a whim. The Justice Departments Civil Rights Division investigated the Seattle Police Department, and in 2011, a report [PDF] was released that concluded officers engaged in a pattern or practice of constitutional violations regarding the use of force that result from structural problems. They also focused upon a pattern of discriminatory (or racist) policing.
When SPD officers use force, they do so in an unconstitutional manner nearly 20 p...
Surprise!! Via The Hill: A bipartisan group of governors including Republicans John Kasich (Ohio) and Brian Sandoval (Nevada) is urging the Senate to reject the latest ObamaCare repeal effort. In a letter to Senate leaders, the governors urged lawmakers not to abandon bipartisan market stabilization talks led by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray 
Exclusive: President Trumps U.N. speech showed that despite his America First rhetoric, his policies are virtually the same as the neocon strategies of George W. Bush and liberal interventionism of Barack Obama, says Robert Parry. By Robert Parry In discussing
The Forensicator's latest analysis of the so-called "Clinton Foundation" file, published by the Guccifer 2.0 persona, fits into previously observed time gaps. This suggests that the data was curated from a larger selection of information, and potentially supports their earlier analysis of the NGP-VAN meta data.
Kathy Griffin and her boyfriend Randy Bick called the police on their neighbor Jeffrey Mezger, the CEO of KB Home Saturday night to complain about a noise disturbance, according to audio exclusively obtained by the Huffington Post.
Mezgers grandchildren were swimming in the pool of his Los Angeles home around 8 PM prompting Griffin and her boyfriend to get the police involved.
Mezger lost his temper, calling Griffin f*cking bald dyke and a c*nt.
According to the Huffington Post, this war between the neighbors started as soon as Kathy Griffin and her boyfriend moved into the home a year ago.
Griffin and Bick moved into their home a year ago. According to logs obtained from the homeowners association, they filed noise complaints almost immediately. In response to noise complaints, Mezger was said to have told the homeowners association that he and his wife dont host parties often, and that Griffin and Bick need to adapt. The couple have called the Los Angeles police with noise complaints five times since they moved into their home.
Transcript via HuffPo
MEZGER: Hey Randy, go f*ck yourself. Seriously? You call on my grandkids at 9 oclock? Youre not even the f*cking owner. Youre stuck with a f*cking bald dyke who Donald Trump kind of put the heat on. Now youre calling the cops? F*ck you and f*ck Kathy. Youre not our f*cking neighbor, youre a f*cking a$$hole.
GRIFFIN [background]: Whats going on?
MEZGER: Lets declare war, a$$hole, cause we got a lot to go for. Lets bring it on, you b*tch. [cross talk]
GRIFFIN: Randy, whats happening? [cross talk] Randy, whats happening?
MEZGER: If youre asking Randy whats happening, he called the cops on my 5-year-old granddaughter, you f*cking c*nt. Bullsh*t 9 oclock at night oh, this partys loud, this partys really happening. F*ck you. Ive done enou...
With President Trump demeaning North Koreas leader as Rocket Man and threatening to totally destroy North Korea, tensions over Kim Jong Uns nuclear missile program grow worse, as Dennis J Bernstein reports. By Dennis J Bernstein The United Nations Security
'Spy Files: Russia' includes documents from inside Russian IT company Peter-Service.
This was probably just a dry-run to see if people were paying attention. Lucky enough, they were. Via The Mirror: A cellphone bomb has been discovered hidden inside a mobile phone by staff screening baggage in an X-ray machine at Mangalore Airport in India. An IndiGo flight from Mangalore to Dubai was delayed this afternoon 
Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy plans to use the most recent effort to repeal and replace portions of the Affordable Care Act to push an amendment that would bar states from enacting their own single-payer systems, he told reporters on Monday.
When asked by The Intercept on Tuesday about the status of his legislation, Kennedy said that the bills co-sponsors, Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., told him that the measure already bans single payer, but that he was welcome to offer his amendment either way.
I dont think states should have the authority to take money from the American taxpayer and set up a single-payer system, Kennedy said. Now some people think that thats inconsistent with the idea of flexibility. But thats what the United States Congress is for. I very much believe in flexibility, and I know the governors want flexibility. But its our job to make sure that that money is properly spent.
Kennedys amendment is similar to pre-emption laws many states have passed to prohibit municipalities from controlling their own minimum wages or enacting municipal broadband. These laws have emanated from the American Legislative Exchange Council, a policy network funded by corporations.
The movement for statewide single-payer health care has picked up steam in a number of states over the past year, including California.
The irony, of course, is that the Graham-Cassidy repeal effort is pitched as giving more power to states. I believe that most Republicans like the idea of state-controlled health care, versus Washington, D.C.-controlled health care, Graham said Tuesday.
And if this repeal effort fails, he warned, darkness would be coming. At the end of the day, this is the only process left available to stop a march toward socialism, he said.
The post So Much for States Rights GOP Senator Wants to Ban State Single Payer In New Health Care Bill appeared first on The Inter...
Via Fox News: Arizona Rep. Ral Grijalva, Illinois Rep. Luis Gutirrez and New York Rep. Adriano Espaillat were taken into custody by police, according to Grijalvas campaign Twitter account and a Gutirrez aide.
Rep. Gutierrez arrested by NYPD:
According to a Gutierrez aides Twitter account, Update: Ral was taken into custody in front of Trump Tower for civil disobedience along with Rep. Gutierrez and Rep. Espaillat.
Here is video of Rep. Espaillat being arrested today in New York City.
Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) September 19, 2017
Heres video of Rep. Grijalva.
Evan Schreiber (@SchreiberEvan) September 19, 2017
Update: Ral was taken into custody in front of Trump Tower for civil disobedience along with Rep. Gutierrez and Rep. Espaillat. pic.twitter.com/Mrh60C9aTT
Rep. Ral Grijalva (@standwithraul) Septem...
Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (@RepAnnaEshoo) September 18, 2017
Here is a copy of the letter.
It ought to be a short investigation.
Democrats are crazy.
Via Zero Hedge:
According to the letter, signed by Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Frank Pallone (D-N.J), Sputnik Radio, a radio network funded by the Russian government, was used as part of the Kremlins effort to influence the 2016 presidential election. As such, these 3 democrats demand that the FCC launch an investigation into Sputnik Radio.
And while it may only seem marginally stupid to suggest that propaganda from a Russian-operated radio station might outweigh the $1.2 billion that Hillary spent on her campaign and/or all of the propaganda spewed by the mainstream media, the argument goes full criminally stupid when you realize that Sputnik Radio didnt even start broadcasting in the U.S. until June 2017 (which is about 8 months AFTER the 2016 presidentia...
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CNN reported Monday that Obamas FBI indeed wiretapped Trumps campaign manager, Paul Manafort before, during and after the 2016 presidential election. CNN is even admitting that Trump himself may have been caught up in the surveillance.
This CNN report ended up as a screaming headline on the Drudge Report.
Trump was mocked incessantly by the left over his March 4 tweet, Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my wires tapped in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my wires tapped in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
CNNs Jake (Fake) Tapper zinged Trump on March 20th in a tweet, White House sextuples down on false wiretap claims.
Well this tweet didnt age well now did it, Fake Tapper?
Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 20, 2017
Founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange trolled CNN following their breaking news report that Manaf...
Sanity making a comeback? Via Daily Caller: Academics espousing skeptical positions on climate change are included in a list of 132 possible nominees for positions on the EPAs Science Advisory Board, according to a report Monday from The Washington Post. Anyone can nominate a person for consideration during the nominee process, and an EPA official involved in the 
with David Swanson Writer, Dandelion Salad Lets Try Democracy September 19, 2017 RT America on Sept 18, 2017 About 50 protesters kayaked to the Pentagon with a banner saying No oil for wars, no wars for oil. David Swanson, author and director of World Beyond War, discusses why his group is raising the issue of 
Academia at its finest. Via Campus Reform: This year, Princeton Universitys annual Constitution Day Lecture contended that the academy has never promoted free speech as a central value. The lecture, given by Prof. Carolyn Rouse, Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Director of the Program in African Studies, was entitled F%*# Free Speech: An 
OReilly said to Lauer about his firing, If you look at the totality, this was a hit job. A political and financial hit job.
As the Gateway Pundit previously reported, the Murdoch family fired Bill OReilly in April the top personality on cable news for the past 15 years.
James and Lachlan Murdoch, two committed leftists, have a much different vision than their father for the FOX News channel.
The new FOX News will not include Bill OReilly. In fact, the Murdoch family did not even allow Bill to say good-bye to his friends and millions of fans.
They wiped Bill OReillys name from The Factor immediately.
Bill made them billions. The Murdoch family did not even let him say goodbye.
For the first six minutes of this Today Show interview, Bill OReilly is in total fu*k it, well do it live mode https://t.co/0qGrg6qYCm
Yashar Ali (@yashar)...
I see that Vladimir Putin is
performing masculinity again:
A statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov, the inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle, has been unveiled in central Moscow in a controversial ceremony that merged military pomp with religious ritual.Okay, Putin wasn't performing masculinity there personally. He was elsewhere, passing up UN ceremonies in New York to do this:
The nine-metre (30ft) monument depicts Kalashnikov clutching his eponymous automatic weapon. Tuesdays event was attended by high-ranking Russian officials including Vladimir Medinsky, the culture minister, and Petr Biryukov, Moscows deputy mayor.
This is Russias cultural brand, said Medinsky, before a Russian Orthodox priest blessed the statue.
He created this weapon to defend his motherland, said Father Konstantin, shrugging off suggestions that it was inappropriate to sprinkle holy water on a statue of a weapons designer. Some members of the crowd crossed themselves as the priest blessed the monument.
Vladimir Putin watches display of Russian firepower near EU borderThis is one of the biggest Russian military exercises since the end of the Cold War:
A large-scale Russian military exercise that has spooked western countries has entered its final phase, with helicopters, fighter jets, missiles and tanks employed at a firing range close to Russias border with the EU.
Vladimir Putin was among those watching the 45-minute display of firepower on a cold and rainy Monday afternoon at the Luga firing range, about 70 miles (113km) from the border with EU member state Estonia. The Russian president, joined by the defence minister, Sergei Shoigu, and a number of army generals, watched through binoculars from a viewing platform.
From September 14 to 20, the Russian and Belarusian militaries are holding a joint war game to simulate fending off an attack from Western powers. Russia says only 12,700 troops ...
Google has intensified its censorship of left-wing, progressive and anti-war websites, cutting the search traffic of 13 leading news outlets by 55 percent since April.
On August 2, the World Socialist Web Site reported that changes to Googles search algorithm had led the search traffic of these sites to drop by 45 percent, according to figures by the search analysis service SEMRush.
In the ensuing six weeks, the search traffic of every one of these sites, without exception, has plunged further, leading the total search traffic for the sites to fall by an additional nine percentage points.
The World Socialist Web Site, whose search traffic had fallen by 67 percent between April and July, has now experienced a total drop in search traffic of 74 percent.
By other measures, the WSWSs performance in search results has been impacted even more substantially. On September 16, the latest date available, articles from the WSWS were shown in search results 68,000 times, down from over 450,000 in April. This constitutes a decline of some 85 percent.
As a result of Googles censorship, the WSWSs global page rank has fallen from 31,000 to 41,000, according to Amazons Alexa traffic ranking software.
Other sites affected include:
Alternet, one of the top 3,000 sites in the US, has seen its Google search traffic fall by 71 percent between April and September,...
Lawbreaking Democrats strike again. Arrests made at DACA protest down the street from Trump Tower in Manhattan. pic.twitter.com/aeWUPxegND ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 19, 2017 Calling for a clean Dream Act means they dont want DACA to be contingent on more border security, they want all 11 million illegal aliens given status/citizenship. Here are 
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said Tuesday morning in an interview with CNNs Alisyn Camerota that the Russians are to blame for the screaming illegal aliens surrounding House Minority Nancy Pelosi at a Monday presser.
As the Gateway Pundit reported Monday, angry illegal aliens stormed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosis Dream Act presser and got in her face chanting, Democrats deport!, Liar! and Yes or No??
Pelosi was visibly shaking as she tried to reason with the very monsters she created.
The House Minority Leader then said, Its clear you dont want any answers. Its clear, as she was rushed out of the event to safety.
CNNs Camerota played a clip of the protest and asked Shaheen why they were protesting Pelosi.
Why of all people, is Pelosi getting the backlash from DREAMERS? asked Camerota.
Shaheen gave a watered down answer full of Democrat talking points claiming DREAMERS are frustrated and they want to go to college and work hard etc.
When pressed again as to why they were screaming at Pelosi despite the fact that she is a huge supporter of DACA, Shaheen blamed the Russians, naturally.
Who knows whos stirring up this kind of animosity. What we know about the Russians and their interference in the 2016 elections is that they tried to increase divisions with this country, Shaheen said.
Shaheen also brought up Charlottesville.
This is what passes for keen logic in the Democrat party. Amazing.
Video via the Daily Caller:
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The science isnt settled. Via The Local: The organizers behind Swedens Statement Festival are facing questions over how they will define and enforce their man free policy. Earlier this week fresh information was revealed about the event created by comedian Emma Knyckare in response to reported sexual offences at music festivals, including its name, and 
Israeli forces arrest a Palestinian youth during clashes between demonstrators and security forces in the city of Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on July 28, 2017.
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Scalise was severely injured. The House Whip was shot in the hip and tried to drag himself off the field. He is still in rehab for his injuries.
The shooter, James T. Hodgkinson was a Bernie supporter who was obsessed with Trump-Russia conspiracy theories. He was killed in the attack.
When members of Congress practice in the early mornings in an Alexandrea, Va., public park for their Congressional Baseball Game,plainclothes United States Capital Police are sitting there in a blac S.U.V.
As The Gateway Pundit reported Monday evening, The New York Times proudly announced Don Jr. no longer has Secret Service protection.
On Monday NY Times...
 The United States of America has been among the greatest forces for good in the history of the world, and the greatest defenders of sovereignty, security, and prosperity for all. Now we are calling for a great reawakening of Continue reading
Shortly after Gab filed a lawsuit against Google, they were forced to change their domain; they are the latest in a string of instances of tech giants including Google and Youtube censoring independent voices from all sides of the political spectrum.
The weave must have been from Jamaica. Via BPR: Unbe-weavable! This excuse rates up there with the dog ate my homework. Tracy Gittens, a sergeant with the New York Police Department, claims she failed a drug test for marijuana because of her weave. Gittens has a plum assignment as part of the personal security detail 
The US president delivered a fearless speech to the
President Trump slammed the terrorists of Hezbollah, the dangers of socialism, the murderous Iranian regime, Obamas embarrassing Iranian nuclear deal, and North Korean rocket man Kim Jong Un.
Israeli Prime Minister called
President Trumps address the bravest and sharpest speech hes heard
in 30 years.
Prime Minister Netanyahu called the bold and courageous.
In over 30 years in my experience with the UN, I never heard a bolder or more courageous speech.
Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) September 19, 2017
Trump spoke cold truths to the international body.
President Trump spoke the truth about the great dangers facing our world
Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) September 19, 2017
and issued a powerful call to confront them in order to ensure the future of humanity.
Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) September 19, 2017
Today the President of the United States Donald Trump spoke (rush transcript) to the United Nations General Assembly. The speech's main theme was sovereignty. The word occurs 18(!) times. It emphasized Westphalian principles. [W]e do expect all nations to uphold...
Joe Crowley, the heir apparent- $6,491,559
Steny Hoyer, the Whip- $6,094,848
Jim Himes, head of the New Dems- $5,773,452
O ex-presidente do Senado Federal, Renan Calheiros (PMDB-AL), recebe Rodrigo Janot.
Knowing that former Campaign Manager Paul Manafort was wiretapped by the Obama Administration via the FBI, James Comey, lets take another look at Comeys testimony. New York Representative Elise Stefanik begins her March 20th, 2017, questioning by asking director Comey Continue reading
the line ~right~ before was met with applause pic.twitter.com/77rJms50I0 David Mack (@davidmackau) September 19, 2017 well this is awkward pic.twitter.com/HS7YIM9tvq David Mack (@davidmackau) September 19, 2017 Now, who could object to any of that, right? Perfect line, perfectly phrased. But Brian Fallon, former Hillary Clinton spox, tried. How is calling for the restoration 
A sign promoting a ballot question to eliminate the cap on charter schools is seen outside a polling station in Dudley Square in Boston, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.
This is what theyre teaching the kids these days.
Coach Gooden defended his decision later.
FOX 2 reported:
Coach Gooden said his player responded, Because black people are getting killed and nobodys going to jail.
Gooden, who played football at Mizzou, said the kids knew about the Jason Stockley decision.
I felt like it was a good teaching moment for me to circle the team and have a meeting, he said.
The coach said he spoke to them about that and other situations that have happened in our country. He then explained why former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick started kneeling during the anthem.
Are Americans getting crazier by the day? This video was taken on September 3, 2017 in a Kroger supermarket in Stone Mountain, GA. The description on the videos YouTube page says: I just witnessed a woman slap two random people Continue reading
Chilling new CCTV footage appears to show the London tube bomber just moments before Friday's devastating attack. @michaelbesty #9News pic.twitter.com/zZXhVeZq8Y Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) September 18, 2017 Both suspects were refugees; one from Iraq the other from Syria.
Via Daily Caller: President Donald Trump expounded on the virtues of American democracy during his Tuesday address before the United Nations General Assembly. Trump noted that the U.S. Constitution was the oldest founding government document still in use in the world and praised the first three words, We the people, as the documents most beautiful. 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents detain an immigrant in Los Angeles in 2015.
In his speech on how to reduce global warming at the 2010 TED conference, billionaire Bill Gates touted vaccines as a means to reduce the worlds population by as much as 10-15%. He said: The world today has 6.8 billion Continue reading
Via Free Beacon: President Donald Trump said the U.S. will totally destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself during a speech before the United Nations on Tuesday. Trump, who recently referred to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as Rocket Man in a tweet, used the term again during his first speech before the 
President Trump slammed the Venezuelan Socialist Regime
at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
President Trump then SLAMMED the Socialist platform.
President Donald Trump: The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. (long pause) From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venuzela, wherever socialism or communism has been adopted it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure.
An awkward response to Trump from the UN as he denounces socialism. pic.twitter.com/7fBdmFacVb
Mashable News (@MashableNews) September 19, 2017
The post BOOM! Trump Slams Socialism At UN General Assembly Faces Silence and Audible Gasps (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
People are dying, the reporters voice cracked. At his feet, skeletal families raised thin arms. He pointed to the refugees around him, tens of thousands, panting with cracked lips, dying in the dust. Their eyes gazed north, to the soldiers and the great wall barring their path.
Heat waves have destroyed Mexicos crops and left a nation on the move, the reporter said, kneeling beside a father cradling his child. These refugees camped here along the border are seeking entry into the United States, or simply food. From the other side of the border, the chants of American protesters echoed.
The father stood on shaky legs and walked to the wall. Border guards aimed their rifles at him, hollered for him to stop. He held his baby up to them. More parents lifted their children, limp as dolls. They pleaded loudly until the father, in a spasm of a tears and grief, threw his baby over the wall.
Reflexively, a soldier aimed his gun at it as if it were a clay pigeon. Horrified screams followed as someone in the crowd on the American side caught it.
The reporter tried to talk but broke down. Within minutes, a photo circled the world of a U.S. soldier, aiming a rifle at a baby flying through the air.
New York, 20 Years Later
Kisses flew like butterflies. Lorenzo caught one, winked at the couple who blew it and handed it to his boss, Annie. She took it and pretended to powder her cheeks. Confetti swirled around their hard hats. Crowds cheered.
This is incredible, Lorenzo yelled over the noise. She nodded and pointed to the heavy tractor, nicknamed The Beast. It looked like a house on tank treads. The Governor sat on top and blew the horn. Lorenzo knew they depended on that damn thing. Dozens of road crews were following the tractors as they stamped new solar panels over old highways. His team was going from New York to the Mexican border, bolting and wiring panels to soak in sunlight and churn out electricity.
That your girl? Annie asked and Lorenzo saw Nefeeshas big Afro and wide eyes as she waved.
She tugged her black shirt with the white question mark. It was her favorite piece of clothing. In bed, she stretched it like a trampoline between her knees. They both were undocumented and the shirt expressed what she felt, that nothing was stable in their lives. Nothing. Until the Green Deal. On the news, the President said if they stop carbon emissions, they can stop the heat waves. The government needed millions of workers a...
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