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Saturday, 27 January

07:55

Attention Adam Schiff: 90.6% of #ReleaseTheMemo Tweets were from USA .4% Were from Russia The Gateway Pundit

Last week, the House Intelligence Committee quietly voted to make available to fellow House members a memo documenting abuse of the FISA program, reports Fox News Chad Pergram.

As TGPs Cristina Laila reported previously News of the FISA memo spread like wildfire on social media. Trump supporters pushed a #ReleaseTheMemo campaign after GOP Reps came forward demanding the document be released to the American public.

On Tuesday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) urged Twitter and Facebook to conduct a thorough forensic examination into the #ReleaseTheMemo campaign as potentially an ongoing attack by Kremlin-linked social media actors also referred to as Russian bots.

ABC News tweeted out the letter Schiff and Feinstein sent to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg demanding a forensic examination into Twitter users who pushed the #ReleaseTheMemo campaign.

It turns out Rep. Adam Schiffs office was inundated with phone calls from citizens confirming they are not Russian bots.

On Wednesday the far left Daily Beast destroyed Adam Schiff and Senator Feinsteins conspiracy.

Twitter internal analy...

07:55

U.S. Ambassador to Argentina: Who Is Edward Prado? [News - AllGov]

Edward Charles Prado, who has decades of experience as a federal judge but no background in diplomacy, was nominated January 17, 2018, to be the ambassador to Argentina.

 

Prado was born June 7, 1947, in San Antonio, Texas. The son of an upholsterer, he graduated from Edgewood High School there and went on to earn an A.A. at San Antonio College in 1967. Prado transferred to the University of Texas, where he earned a B.A. in 1969 and his law degree in 1972.

 

With the military draft still under way, after earning his J.D., Prado was commissioned in the U.S. Army Reserve as a second lieutenant. He remained in the reserves until 1987, retiring as a captain.

 

Prados reserve commission enabled him to stay in Texas and become a Bexar County assistant district attorney in his hometown. In 1976 Prado switched sides, so to speak, becoming a federal assistant public defender in the Western District of Texas.

 

Prado was appointed in 1980 to an open seat as a judge in Bexar County, but lost the election when he ran later that year to keep the job. The following year however, he was appointed by then-President Ronald Reagan as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas.

 

Prado in 1984 was named as a judge in the Western District. In 1993, he sentenced former Congressman Albert Bustamonte (D-Texas) to 3 years in prison in connection with influence peddling. In June 1994, Prado ruled against the National Rifle Association (NRA) in its attempt to declare the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act unconstitutional. The Brady Act required background checks on people who purchase firearm from federally licensed dealers. Five years later, Prado presided over a trial of 10 Mexican Mafia members. He sentenced all of them to death for murder, robbery and drug dealing. His most prominent case came during the 2000 presidential election, when he ruled that the standardized Texas high school graduation test, under then-Governor George W. Bush, was constitutional in the face of claims that it discriminated against blacks and Hispanics.

 

As a judge, Prado did occasionally exhibit an odd streak. For example, he began the second day of the 2000 murder-for-hire trial of millionaire Allen Blackthorne by playing the song Happy Together by The Turtles with these altered lyrics:

 

Imagine me as God, I do

I was appointed by the President

Appointed forever

My decisions cannot be questioned by you

I'm always right.

 

Prados background as a public defender served him well in the 1990s when he was appointed by Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist to lead what became known as the Prado Commission. The group examined the federal public defender service and recommended greater inde...

07:45

President Trump Davos Speech During World Economic Forum The Last Refuge

Earlier today President Trump delivered a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (Video and Transcript below) [Transcript] 2:02 P.M. PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you, Klaus, very much. Its a privilege to be here at this forum where Continue reading

07:41

WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: Did President Trump Just Declare WAR on Hillary, Deep State and DC Swamp? The Gateway Pundit

By Wayne Allyn Root

December 21st is a day that will live in infamy.

Remember that date. The world changed on December 21st and no one noticed. That will soon change.

The great conservative talk host Michael Savage was the first to define liberalism as a mental illness. But it turns out liberals back then were relatively sane compared to today. Todays liberals are frothing at the mouth, spitting, howling at the moon and threatening publicly to assassinate President Trump.

One protestor at the Los Angeles womens march this past weekend carried a sign that said, Kill Donald Trump, Kill Mike Pence. Its guillotine time, bitches. When asked by a reporter what she wanted in their place, she replied she wanted a communist utopia.

Isnt liberalism sweet?

The timing for this liberal meltdown is perfect. Because liberals are so busy frothing at the mouth, they dont even notice President Trump is:

A) Erasing Obama like he never existed. Hour by hour, day by day, Trump is erasing everything Obama ever did. TPP. The Paris Climate Accord. Dozens of massive EPA dictates. Coal mining bans. DACA. Obamas taxes. The Obamacare mandate. More regulations killed in one year than by any president in history. Refugee admissions down 70%. And just announced days ago, the United States will not be re-certifying the Iran Treaty. All gone. In one year. As if Obama never existed.

B) But that is only Part I of Trumps greatest hits. Part II is the humdinger. Trump promised to drain the swamp. The mainstream media clearly doesnt understand what just happened.

Trump just declared war on the Deep State, DC Swamp, Hillary and Obama. Trump signed a new Executive Order on December 21st that got zero publicity. It happens to be the most important Executive Order in the history of America.

December 21st is a day that will live in infamy.

Why didnt anyone notice? Because master psychologist Donald J. Trump distracted all of them with his offensive words and outrageous tweets? The whole liberal universe was so thrown out-of-wack by Trumps tweets and strategic use of the word sh*thole they didnt even notice that many of their liberal and big government heroes are about to be sent to prison.

December 21st is the day President Trump quietly signed a new Executive Order targeting anyone...

07:00

Watch My Third Live YouTube Stream of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Tonight at 8PM EST Matt Forney

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06:52

Pelosi: Illegal Aliens Make America More American Should Embrace It (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

What a week!
First Pelosi trashed tax cuts and bonuses for working Americans.
Now shes defending open borders and illegal immigration.

A true champion of the progressive agenda.

Drunk Pelosi was out pushing illegal immigration again Friday morning at the Conference of US Mayors.

Nancy Pelosi: Immigration has been the constant re-invigoration of America. When people come here with their hopes and dreams and aspirations and their optimism and their courage to make the future better for their families they are honoring the vows of our founders who predicated everything they do that every generation would make the future better for the next. And with those same values these newcomers make America more American. Instead of viewing it as something, in their word, alien, they should embrace it.

The post Pelosi: Illegal Aliens Make America More American Should Embrace It (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

06:27

Sarah Huckabee Sanders BURNS Cryin Chuck Schumer For Oblivious Tweet About DREAMers The Gateway Pundit

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dropped a truth hammer on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Friday after the New York Democrat fired off yet another tweet in support of DREAMers. 

Daily Caller reports:

Senate Majority Chuck Schumer tweeted Friday that President Trump is using the DREAMers as a political wedge, an accusation which wasnt well received by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

Democrats in the Senate recently forced a government shutdown over the legislation involving DREAMers, or children whose parents came to the country illegally. Both sides are working furiously to win a messaging war over the fate of some 800,000 Dreamers as the March deadline for DACA approaches.

As we have been urging him to do for months, the President has finally put pen to paper to show us where he stands on immigration. Unfortunately, this plan flies in the face of what most Americans believe, Schumer tweeted.

While @realDonaldTrump finally acknowledged that the Dreamers should be allowed to stay here and become citizens, he uses them as a tool to tear apart our legal immigration system and adopt the wish list that anti-immigration hardliners have advocated for for years, the Senator added.

06:25

Beyond the Endless Soap Opera and Superficial Coverage of the Reigning Media-Politics Culture by Paul Street Dandelion Salad

by Paul Street Writer, Dandelion Salad The Official Website of Paul Street January 26, 2018 With the news cycle taken over by the latest madness emerging from the mouth or Twitter feed of the childish orange one in the White House, could we step back from the circus to reflect like adults on the social []

06:19

Report from Davos Fellowship of the Minds

TRUENEWS: President Donald J. Trump Rules Davos It seems hard to dislike President Trump when he is in the room with you. This is encouraging and interesting. Jordans King Abdullah declared his belief that Jesus Christ is the Messiah. Happy Listening, Continue reading

06:12

TOM FITTON: Theres More Than Enough Evidence, Especially on Classified Info Abuse to Arrest Hillary Clinton Now (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton says enough is enough, arrest Hillary Clinton now.

President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton is relentless in his fight to put Hillary Clinton behind bars where she belongs after decades of corruption.

The evidence against Hillary Clinton mishandling classified information is overwhelming. Arrest Hillary Clinton now.

Fitton spoke about Hillarys classified information being found on Anthony Weiners laptop. Weiners wife and Hillary aide Huma Abedin transmitted classified information and passwords on her Yahoo email accounts.

There are 2,800 government emails on Weiners laptop which the State Department is slowly releasing to the public. More emails found on Weiners laptop will be released Friday.

Fitton says the Justice Department needs to launch a serious investigation and prosecute Hillary and Huma.

Tom Fitton referred to Comeys investigation into Hillary Clinton a sham.

You got a Russia scandal, youve gotta Bahrain scandal, you gotta China scandal, you gotta Nigeria scandalyou still gotta Benghazi scandal! Fitton said.

Fitton said, Weve known for some time the Clinton investigation was a sham and corrupt. The text messages are further proof. Clinton email investigation should be reopened. More than enough evidence, especially on classified info abuse, to arrest Mrs. Clinton now.

VIDEO:

06:01

Putins Puppet: Author of Crackpot Anti-Trump Dossier Had Russians Construct the Document The Gateway Pundit

It should be clear by now to anyone paying attention to the Mueller witch hunt, the Deep State leaks and lies, the anti-Trump dossier, the corrupt media hacks and hit pieces That the US has never faced such a menacing threat from the shadow government and Deep State criminals.

Just this week we learned that the phony Russia Dossier was unverified and full of ridiculous claims but the Deep State used it to spy on the Trump campaign, the Trump business empire and the Trump Tower.

The phony dossier was used to obtain Trump FISA warrants.
Yet the Deep State knew it was all a lie.
The Deep State knew the DNC and Hillary Campaign funded it.

Now it looks like the Deep State actually had the Russians do the investigation and feed it to them.
So the Russians punked Fusion GPS and Deep State with a crackpot dossier.

Earlier this week we reported that another Fusion GPS expert lied to Congress about his work with the dossier.

This same Fusion GPS expert, edward Baumgartner, was meeting with Russian lawyer Velsenitskaya after she went to Trump Tower to see Donald Trump Jr.

And now we find out that Fusion GPS let Putin do the work on the anti-Trump dossier.

Paul Sperry
at The New York Post reported:

Virtually all of the credibility of the so-called Steele dossier and the Trump-Russia collusion narrative and investigations it spawned hinges on Christopher Steeles vaunted reputation as a former British intelligence agent who spied on Moscow and still maintains a network of sources inside the Kremlin.

But now we are finding out from newly released transcripts that he never even set foot inside Russia to compile his dossier, and that he relied instead on an ex-journalist-turned-p.r. consultant to do much of his investigating there. In fact, this non-intelligence figure may be his main Russian source of information.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-Sou...

05:35

Another Special Election Coming Up-- This One In Florida-- Will Voters Let Trump Know What They Think Of Him? DownWithTyranny!


We've been following state legislative races because we're interested in the clear pattern that shows a stunning swing towards Democratic candidates-- often a result a Democratic enthusiasm and the lack of enthusiasm among Republicans. And, more often than not, the enthusiasm levels are about Trump and the Republican Congress. Next up is in a pretty red district based in Sarasota, Florida, House District 72, which goes from the I-75 to the beach below Tampa.

In 2016, Republican Alexandra Miller beat Democrat Edward James 50,468 (58.06%) to 36,449 (41.94%). Miller, a freshman, resigned in August, less than a year after winning the seat. The favorite to win next month is James Buchanan, son of U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, the district's congressman. His Democratic opponent is Margaret Good, a moderate Democrat, who supports Choice, LGBT equality, and says she will fight to expand Medicare and to protect the fragile Florida environment.

The House district is entirely within Sarasota County and entirely within Buchana's congressional district (FL-16). HD 72 is about 83% white, 11.3% Hispanic and 2.6% Black. The median household income is just over $49,000, slightly higher than the state ($47,866) and the rest of the congressional district ($48,202). The district went for Trump by a little over 4 points. If the swing in a blue direction is around the average of what it has been nationally in state legislative races (around 20 points), Buchanan will be swamped.

The Herald-Tribune reported a couple weeks ago that Good has started outraising Buchanan (by double) and that, in desperation, he's turned to hardball tactics and has started attacking her. Buchanan-affiliated SuperPACs are attacking...

05:30

SCOTTeVEST founder says company markets to Fox viewers because theyre f***ing idiots Fellowship of the Minds

From Washington Times: SCOTTeVEST founder Scott Jordan was rebuked by his own clothing company after he posted on Facebook last weekend that Fox News viewers are fing idiots. Mr. Jordan co-founded SCOTTeVEST with his wife in 2000, selling a line Continue reading

05:12

President Trump To World Economic Forum: America is open for business. The Gateway Pundit

In front of a large audience of the worlds foremost political and business leaders, President Trump set forth his America First policy. With a booming economy, and businesses reallocating their resources to America, Trump declared America is open for business!

President Trump continued his pledge to make America once again the center of the worlds industry, a position that was largely lost during the Clinton years. The president vowed to once again thrust the US forward by lifting the regulations that set the country back in competition; through lifting stifling regulations on American businesses and opening fair trade the U.S. economy is expected to continue its incredible growth.

Now is the best time to bring your money, your jobs, your businesses to America, he said, mentioning both the cut back on regulations and highly successful tax cuts. The world is witnessing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous America.

With the US continued openness to business, enterprise, and trade, the president also warned that he will no longer allow the unfair deals that have held the US economy back for the benefit of other countries. As part of President Trumps robust America First policy, he will make sure that America does, indeed, come first.

Via Reuters:

We will enforce our trade laws and restore integrity to the trading system. Only by insisting on fair and reciprocal trade can we create a system that works not just for the United States but for all nations, Trump said.

The United States will no longer turn a blind eye to unfair trade practices, he said. We cannot have free and open trade if some countries exploit the system at the expense of others.

His speech was mostly met by polite applause, although he drew some jeers and whistles during a question and answer session, when he attacked the news media: It wasnt until I became a politician that I realized how nasty, how mean, how vicious and how fake the press can be, he said.

While he has a record of opposing trade agreements involving multiple countries, he said the United States would seek bilateral deals with individual states. That could include members of a Trans-Pacific trade agreement from which he has withdrawn, he said, adding he would consider negotiating with them collectively if it was in the U.S. interest.

The post Preside...

05:02

New Orleans City Council Caves to Pressure From Jewish Groups, Rescinds Human Rights Resolution The Intercept

Human rights activists earlier this month celebrated the passage of a historic resolution pledging to take steps to avoid contracting with or investing in corporations complicit in human rights abuses but their victory was short-lived. On Thursday, New Orleans withdrew the resolution after backlash from Jewish groups and pro-Israel politicians prompted city council members to reconsider their support.

The resolution had made New Orleans the first city in the South and one of the largest in the country to pass an initiative in accordance with the campaign to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel for its occupation of Palestinian territories, known as BDS.

Immediately after the resolutions passage, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and the local chapter of the Anti-Defamation League teamed up and undertook an aggressive effort to combat a legal instrument they called harmful to the city and its Jewish community. (Neither the Jewish Federation nor the ADL returned requests for comment.) The resolution had also sparked a backlash among politicians on the national stage. Louisianas Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy attacked the city council in a fundraising email for his re-election campaign. While city council members feigned innocence, claiming to be totally unaware of the resolutions anti-Israel and anti-Semitic meaning, pro-BDS activists and anti-Semites around the nation rejoiced, Cassidy said in the email.

They were opposed to human rights accountability for all groups if it meant that Israel might be held accountable for the denial of Palestinian human rights.

In wiping away the resolution, however, Israels most fierce defenders have staked out a position in which no criticisms of any human rights violations are possible so long as the avenues for criticism might ensnare Israel. The resolution had made no mention of Israel or the BDS movement, though the local Palestinian Solidarity Committee helped draft it. The language was purposefully broad, organizers said, in order to be inclusive of other marginalized groups and provide accountability for an array of human rights causes.

Tabitha Mustafa, founder of the New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee, said the resolution was meant to implicate any company involved in any human rights abuses. The city councils walk-back, she said, sounds like theyre saying human rights just arent important anymore, or theyre saying human rights are important but not if that includes Palestinians, which to me reads as anti-Arab sentiment.

Supporters of Palestinian rights on the national stage saw it the same way. What became clear is that there were some groups who support Israel and theyre willing to support Israel no matter what that were threatened...

04:49

REPORT: Peter Strzok Saw ZERO PROOF of Trump-Russia Collusion After 10 Months of Mueller Witch Hunt The Gateway Pundit

A source familiar with the thinking of FBI agent Peter Strzok revealed to the Daily Callers Chuck Ross that after 10 months of investigating alleged collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russia, no proof had been found. 

The Daily Caller reports:

After 10 months of leading the FBIs Trump-Russia investigation, counterintelligence official Peter Strzok had not seen compelling evidence that President Trump or high-level campaign officials colluded with the Russian government, according to a person familiar with his thinking.

That account comports with a May 19, 2017 text exchange between Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page that was released earlier this week.

You and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, Id be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern that theres no big there there, Strzok wrote to Page, his mistress. []

It was unclear exactly what Strzok meant by the message, but the source close to Strzok affirmed that interpretation of the exchange to The Daily Caller.

Strzok may not like the President, but that doesnt mean he believes Trump officials colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. In what is being described as a jaw-dropping, text message, Strzok told Bureau lawyer Lisa Page that he felt special counsel Robert Muellers Russia investigation was likely a nothingburger.

Daily Caller reports:

In an interview with WISN-Milwaukee radio host Jay Weber, Johnson read aloud a May 19, 2017 text that Strzok sent to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer and his mistress.

Strzok wrote: You and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, Id be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern that theres no big there there.

Johnson said that the text referred to the Mueller investigation, which had kicked off two days earlier. []

As the FBIs deputy counterintelligence chief, Strzok was picked in July 2016 to oversee the investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with the Russian government. []

I think thats kind of jaw-dropping, said Johnson, a Republican, said of the Strzok text.

In other words, Peter Strzok, who was the FBI deputy assistant director of the counterintelligence division, the man who had a plan to do something because he just couldn...

04:04

LEAKED EMAILS Show NYT Hack Behind Latest Trump Hit Piece Is Deep State Favorite Attended Secret Hillary Campaign Meetings The Gateway Pundit

On Thursday night hours before US President Trump was to deliver his much anticipated economic speech at World Economic Forum in Davos The Trump-hating New York Times dropped a hit piece claiming the president wanted to fire Robert Mueller but didnt six months ago.

Someone within the Mueller investigation decided it would be an opportune time to leak this nugget to the press.

Friday morning in Davos President Trump was asked about the hit piece The president called it fake news, A typical New York Times fake story.

That New York Times gossip article about Trump ordering Mueller to be fired was written by Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman. Maggie Haberman attended the off the record secret meetings with John Podesta and Joel Benenson during the 2016 elections.

Its always good to remind the readers who Maggie Haberman is:


Joel Benenson
, Hillary Clintons chief campaign strategist, said in emails the campaign had a very good relationship with Maggie Haberman and they have never been disappointed.

Haberman was hired by the NYTs DC bureau chief Carolyn Ryan in January 2015, a few months before the beginning of the primaries.

Maggie Haberman was hired as the presidential campaign correspondent, effective February 15, 2015.

Hillary campaign official Joel Benenson e-mailed the Clinton campaign in January of that same year.

Via Wikileaks:

Who: For something like this, especially in the absence of us teasing things out to others, we feel that its important to go with what is safe and what has worked in the past, and to a publication that will reach industry people for recruitment...

03:57

Hillary Clinton Protected Top Advisor Accused of Sexual Harassment From Being Fired The Gateway Pundit

Hillary Clinton is not a feminist. Never was and never will be. If there was any doubt about Clintons lack of empathy towards young women, especially in the face of her thirst for power, a new report all but puts that to rest.
According to the New York Times, Clinton protected a top advisor in 2008 from being fired after he was hit with multiple sexual harassment allegations. 
A senior adviser to Hillary Clintons 2008 presidential campaign who was accused of repeatedly sexually harassing a young subordinate was kept on the campaign at Mrs. Clintons request, according to four people familiar with what took place. Mrs. Clintons campaign manager at the time recommended that she fire the adviser, Burns Strider. But Mrs. Clinton did not. Instead, Mr. Strider was docked several weeks of pay and ordered to undergo counseling, and the young woman was moved to a new job. Mr. Strider, who was Mrs. Clintons faith adviser, a co-founder of the American Values Network, and sent the candidate scripture readings every morning for months during the campaign, was hired five years later to lead an independent group that supported Mrs. Clintons 2016 candidacy, Correct the Record, which was created by a close Clinton ally, David Brock. He was fired after several months for workplace issues, including allegations that he harassed a young female aide, according to three people close to Correct the Records management.

Last year, campaign workers for both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders came forward with their own sexual harassment allegations. A report published by the Huffington Post reveals both men and women were subjected to anti-gay remarks and unwanted sexual advances.

Breitbart News reports:

Adams, who relocated to Colorado to work for the campaign as a paid organizer, said she was subject to homophobic remarks (Adams is bisexual) which went on to comments about her body and attempts to force her into one-on-one situations and get her to drink alcohol. Adams, then 19, said her harasser also encouraged her not to wear bras.

While her abuser was eventually fired months after Adams first complained to superiors in June, he was reportedly later rehired in October to wo...

03:43

New Jersey College Suspended a Professor After Being Inundated With Complaints Over Her Fox News Debate. Heres What Really Happened. The Intercept

In the summer of last year, Essex County College adjunct professor Lisa Durden appeared on the Fox News program Tucker Carlson Tonight to debate about a Black Lives Matter group that barred non-black attendees from its Memorial Day event.

The debate was heated but polite, and hardly unusual for the sort of arguments you see on Carlsons show. You white people are angry because you couldnt use your white privilege card to get invited to Black Lives Matter all-black Memorial Day celebration, Durden proclaimed to Carlson.

If you dont like people excluding others on the basis of their race then why are you doing it, why are you defending it now? retorted Carlson, who critics accuse of racism.

On June 8, two days after the appearance, Durden went to campus, located in New Jersey, to teach a class and discovered she had been suspended, she told NJ.com on June 20. Three days later, Essex County College President Anthony Munroe issued a statement announcing that the school had terminated its relationship with Durden. After the professors appearance on the show, he wrote, the college was immediately inundated with feedback from students, faculty and prospective students and their families expressing frustration, concern and even fear that the views expressed by a College employee (with influence over students) would negatively impact their experience on the campus.

It turns out that when Munroe said Essex had been immediately inundated with complaints, he meant the college had received a single complaint the day after the television appearance.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, which works on issues of free speech on Americas college campuses, filed an open records request seeking communications related to Durdens firing in July.

After months of being stonewalled, FIRE sued the college on January 3 and obtained the records this week.

The colleges internal communications reveal that in the 13 days between Durdens appearance on Carlsons show and her suspension from the college, Essex officials received just one email objecting to her appearance on the program.

The individual who sent the email, Jeff Brogan, accused Durden of having a level of hatred and exclusion that should not be educating young minds. He vowed to not rest until this person is no longer employed here or at any other educ...

03:33

Trump Curse Strikes Again=> Jemele Hill OUT as Host of ESPNs SportsCenter The Gateway Pundit

Trump-hater Jemele Hill will no longer host ESPNs SportsCenter, reports The Hollywood Reporter

Hill made national headlines after being suspended by the network for demanding advertisers boycott the Dallas Cowboys. Hills demand for a boycott was prompted by Jerry Jones decision to stand with President Trumps position on the NFLs kneeling epidemic. 

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

Jemele Hill is exiting the 6 p.m. hour of SportsCenter,The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The move comes in the wake of Hills controversial tweets about President Trump and the National Anthem protests sweeping the NFL.

Sources tell THR that Hills last day on SC6 will be Friday, Feb. 2, two days before the Super Bowl. Michael Smith will host the program on his own, as he did when Hill was suspended last October for her NFL tweets.

She will remain at ESPN, where she is one year into a lucrative four-year deal. Shell write for The Undefeated, the ESPN vertical dedicated to race, culture and sport. Shell also host issues-based town halls and shell be free to do more field reporting and longer pieces, like her recent interview with Lynx forward Maya Moore. Hill also revealed recently that she has started a production company with friend and ESPN colleague Kelly Carter.

And while its tempting to assume that Hills social media flare ups had something to do with her exit, sources close to the situation say it was Hills decision to leave SportsCenter. 

Jemele Hill officially booted off 6 PM SportsCenter due to collapsing ratings as Ive been telling you guys was coming on @outkick, gloated Clay Travis. 

03:26

Donald Trump Might Apologize for Retweeting British Racists, If It Means So Much to You The Intercept

Piers Morgan, a talk-show host who once competed for Donald Trumps approval as a contestant on The Apprentice, spent much of Friday boasting about a chummy interview he had conducted with the former game-show host in Davos, Switzerland. The interview was newsworthy, Morgan told anyone who would listen, since, according to him, it contained something rare: an apology from Trump.

That, at least, is how Morgan described Trumps remarks, as regret for having retweeted anti-Muslim videos posted on Twitter by the deputy leader of a fringe political party for British white supremacists. Video of the exchange, however, reveals that something quite different happened:

Far from expressing regret, or taking any responsibility for his role in helping to promote the hateful ideology of the racist group Britain First, Trump offered a variety of excuses. The first of these was that he had good reason to share the videos, since, he said, they depicted radical Islamic terror, and he wanted to do his part to draw attention to such behavior. Second, Trump said, the fact that he had taken...

03:22

SO WHY DIDN'T TRUMP JUST FIRE MUELLER? No More Mister Nice Blog

We learned this last night:

President Trump ordered the firing last June of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, according to four people told of the matter, but ultimately backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than carry out the directive....

After receiving the presidents order to fire Mr. Mueller, the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, refused to ask the Justice Department to dismiss the special counsel, saying he would quit instead....

Another option that Mr. Trump considered in discussions with his advisers was dismissing the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, and elevating the Justice Departments No. 3 official, Rachel Brand, to oversee Mr. Mueller. Mr. Rosenstein has overseen the investigation since March, when Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself.
Why didn't Trump just do it? Why didn't he set off a Saturday night massacre if that's what it would have taken to rid himself of Mueller?

In a couple of ways, I think the threat-plus-subordinates'-rebuff is a power trip.

We've been told that Trump doesn't like to fire people himself -- he wants subordinates to do the work for him. (Remember, he got his ex-bodyguard, Keith Schiller, to deliver James Comey's pink slip.) Is Trump a softie? It seems more likely that he regards not having to do anything he doesn't enjoy as a perk of his success. I know he's out of shape, but I think he also ordered that golf cart for a 700-yard walk in Sicily because he could, because why should he walk when he doesn't like walking? Similarly, on his own golf courses, why should he leave his cart at the edge of the green and walk a few steps onto the green when he can violate golf protocol and just drive the cart onto the green? When you're a star, they let you do it. You can do what you want and not do what you don't want -- and Trump's view is that he should indulge his own whims whenever he possibly can, because that's what comes with his exalted status.

So why does this self-indulgent alpha male sometimes allow subordinat...

03:07

Tom Fitton Slams Sessions DOJ: Deep State Has Level of Control That Would Make Obama Admin Blush (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton slammed the Sessions Justice Department Thursday evening, going as far as saying the Deep State is in control of the agency in ways that would make the Obama administration blush. 

Theres a lack of transparency at this Justice Department that would have made the Obama Justice Department blush, Fitton lamented to Fox Business News host Lou Dobbs.

The Deep State is in full control over there thanks to the leadership checking out on these transparency issues and refusing to be brave on these transparency issues,continued Fitton.

Weve asked about these text messages, I cant tell you how contemptuous they were in response.

Fitton then went on to say the Sessions Justice Department responded to Judicial Watchs request to obtain the text messages by essentially asking that they sue.

They have basically been giving us the back of the hand and this is out of the new administration, not the Obama administration, added Fitton.

Judicial Watch announced Wednesday it filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Sessions Justice Department in an effort to obtain the since-found text messages between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

02:51

Mike Huckabee Responds to Chers Attack on His Daughter: Are You Serious? The Person Who Dresses like a Cigarette Girl in a Casino? The Gateway Pundit

On Thursday Cher the progressive attacked White House Spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders for dressing like a polygamist bride.

Because nasty attacks on women based on their looks is still acceptable if you are high profile liberal.

On Friday morning Governor Mike Huckabee responded to Cher.

Governor Huckabee: Of all the people to give fashion advice on how to professionally dress like a business person, are you serious, Cher? Youre going to be the one? The person who dresses like a cigarette girl at a casino on stage? And youre going to tell my daughter how to dress? I just find that laughable and utterly out of touch and what kind of lala land do these celebrities live in.

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02:30

John I served in Vietnam Kerry: I might challenge Trump in 2020 Fellowship of the Minds

Go for it, Lurch. From NY Post: Ex-Secretary of State John Kerry has confided that he may make a second bid for the White House as he urged Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to resist President Trump, according to a Continue reading

02:13

Pedophiles, criminals & foreign agents had top secret national security clearance Fellowship of the Minds

Federal government contractors, such as defense contractors for the Department of Defense (DOD), require national security clearance. The FBI is responsible for vetting government contractors, by looking into applicants criminal history, financial records and foreign contacts. But a recent DOD Continue reading

01:52

New Strzok-Page Texts Reveal Top FBI Official Investigating Trump Leaked Confidential Information To WSJ, Wash Post The Gateway Pundit

The latest batch of FBI text messages provided by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), show agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page leaked confidential information, to reporter Devlin Barrett, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, and later the Washington Post

Credit: flightcrew

The Conservative Treehouse reports:

On October 28th, 2016 (as above), at the exact time the re-opening of the Clinton investigation hit the media news-cycle, Page and Strzok were texting.  From the released messaging we see at 5:19pm Lisa Page is on the phone with Devlin:

Page: 5:19pm Still on the phone with Devlin. Mikes phone is ON FIRE.

Strzok: 5:29pm You might wanna tell Devlin he should turn on CNN, theres news on.

Page: 5:30pm He knows. He just got handed a note.

Strzok: 5:33pm Ha. He asking about it now?

Page: 5:34pm Yeah. It was pretty funny. Coming now.

At 5:36pm Devlin Barrett tweets:

The recently released text messages appear to show Page held a phone call with Barrett about former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffes superPAC donating a whopping sum to the senate campaign of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabes wife.

The Conservative Treehouse adds:

Sources, as in Lisa Page who Barrett was just (or still) on the phone with.

Looking back upon the released text messages, and comparing them to reporting by Devlin Barrett, another specific article jumps out.

On October 23rd, 2016, Devlin Barrett reported on a scoop:

Scoop: McAuliffe PAC gave $467,500 to campaign of wife of senior FBI official who oversaw Clinton email probe (link)

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01:31

TRUMP Responds to NY Times Hit Piece that he Wanted to Fire Mueller But Didnt: Fake News Folks. Fake News (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

On Thursday night hours before US President Trump was to deliver his much anticipated economic speech at World Economic Forum in Davos The far left New York Times dropped a hit piece claiming the president wanted to fire Robert Mueller but didnt six months ago.

Someone within the Mueller investigation decided it would be an opportune time to leak more nuggets to the press.

Friday morning in Davos President Trump was asked about the report.

Here is his response:

Reporter: Did you seek to fire Mueller?

President Trump: Fake News, folks. Fake News. Typical New York Times fake story.



Mike Cernovich
was one of the first ones to call out the Times for their trash reporting.

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01:09

President Trump is Right US Markets Up Nearly 50% (44%) Since 2016 Election! The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Joe Hoft

President Trump gave a speech today at Devos to world government, academic and business leaders at the World Economic Forum. He stated in his speech that the US stock markets are up due to his policies and programs where the markets would be down by the opposite amount had Hillary won!

President Trump is right. He stated that US markets are up by nearly 50% since his election.  (The Dow is up 44% since the 2016 election as of yesterday.)  He also stated that the markets have hit 84 all time highs since the election.  He actually understated the correct amount.  As of yesterday, with the Dow reaching another all time high, the Dow reached its 98th all time high since the election.

President Trumps stock markets hit many records in his first year in office as noted in many previous posts here at TGP.  The stock market on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, says it all. On that day the Dow broke 26,000 points for the first time in its history.  As a result the Dow broke the record for the fastest 500, 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000, 6,000 and 7,000 point increases between major milestones in the history of the Dow.  All of these increases occurred since Donald Trump was elected President.  Yesterday the Dow landed at 26,392.

 

The President also stated in a question and answer period that he believes that if Hillary Clinton would have won the Presidency that the markets would be down nearly 50% because of the business suffocating policies of the Obama Administration that the Hillary team was sure to continue.

Next month Americans will receive more money in their checks due to lower taxes from the Trump Tax Cut law just passed. As time goes by, Americans will see more and more the blessing that President Trump won the 2016 election.

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01:00

This Alt-Right Life, Episode 3: Ghosts of Great Men Past with Quintus Curtius Matt Forney

On this episode of This Alt-Right Life, I talk to Quintus Curtius, columnist for Return of Kings and author of several books on philosophy, history and the classics, including Thirty Seven and Pantheon. In the first segment, we discuss his latest book Pathways, the hypersensitivity of young Leftists, how men should conduct themselves around women, and more.

In the second segment, Quintus and I talk about his upcoming translation of Ciceros On Duties and its importance to men today. We also discuss Stoicism and its relevance in the modern world, how young men can find mentors, and much more. This episode originally aired on May 23, 2016.

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00:50

Democrat New York Governor Wants To Give Free College Tuition To Illegal Immigrants The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Mike LaChance at American Lookout:

Why are Democrats obsessed with putting illegal immigrants ahead of American citizens?

Andrew Cuomo, New Yorks liberal Democrat governor now wants to give illegal immigrants free college tuition.

Campus Reform reported:

Cuomo plans to extend NY free tuition program to Dreamers

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently revealed his FY 2019 budget proposal, which would extend the states free tuition program to illegal immigrant students.

According to a briefing book, Cuomos plan includes legislation to implement the DREAM Act, opening the doors of higher education to thousands of New Yorkers.

The briefing explains that illegal immigrants have qualified for in-state tuition at both the State University of New York (SUNY) and the City University of New York (CUNY) since 2002, but claims that each year, many talented students who graduate from New York high schools remain unable to fulfill their potential simply because they cannot afford the tuition and lack access to tuition assistance to help pay for school.

Last year, Gov. Cuomo famously spearheaded a program to make tuition free-of-charge at SUNY and CUNY, which is available during the 2018-2019 school year to all resident students with a family income of up to $110,000.

Now, hes taking it one step further by extending free tuition under his Excelsior Scholarship Program to students who reside in the country illegally, according to his FY 19 budget briefing.

The more you give away for free, the more illegal immigrants will want to sneak into the country. Democrats know this. Is that why they propose ideas like this?

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00:11

Too-stupid-to-understand-FISA-memo Americans inundate Rep. Adam Schiff & Sen. Feinstein with Im not a Russian bot phone calls Fellowship of the Minds

Our elected politicians just dont get it: They are not our overlords they work for us. Remember Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), 57, who said the House Intelligence Committee (on which he is a ranking member) should not release the Continue reading

00:00

Is The GOP Trying To Rig The Elections In Wisconsin Again? DownWithTyranny!


What kind of mentally deranged parents think a philandering, lying bigoted pig like Trump would make a good role model for their children? Republicans. In a new Quinnipiac poll released yesterday, we saw that the vast majority of Americans agree that Trump is not a good role model for children. Republicans disagree. Just before the Washington Post broke the story about how the White House asked to borrow Van Gogh's Landscape With Snow from the Guggenheim but were offered an 18-karat gold toilet by Maurizio Cattelan instead, the poll came out affirming that because 90% of Americans say it's important that a president be a good role model for children and that Trumpanzee isn't. 67% gave Trump a thumbs down and only a pathetic 29% said he would be a good role model. 72% of Republicans say he is a good role model. Sick!
Trump does not provide the U.S. with moral leadership, American voters say 63 - 33 percent. Again, there is virtually no gender gap as all listed groups, except Republicans and white voters with no college degree, say by wide margins the president does not provide moral leadership. Republicans say 80 - 16 percent he does provide moral leadership and white voters with no college degree are divided 47 - 47 percent.

"For President Donald Trump, it's a troubling trifecta: Stagnant approval numbers, low grades on most character traits and the reality that if parents are looking for someone their kids should emulate, that person is not residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

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Sanctuary California: Previously deported illegal alien and child molester re-arrested in California Fellowship of the Minds

From KESQ News Channel 3: Border Patrol agents seized over $82,000 of methamphetamine and arrested a man previously convicted of sexual assault on a minor over the weekend. Saturday evening, agents arrested Guatemalan resident Luciano Pablo-Martin, 48, near downtown Calexico after he tried Continue reading

23:00

St. Paul Companies Are Spending Their Tax Breaks on Super Bowl Sponsorships. Teachers Are Crying Foul. The Intercept

St. Paul teachers marched from one corporate office to another, calling on Wells Fargo, US Bank, Ecolab and Securian to pay their fair share toward fully funded public schools on December 7, 2017.

19:50

Controversial FBI Officials Linked To Wall Street Journal and Washington Post Leaks The Last Refuge

There has been a great deal of speculation about FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Attorney Lisa Page leaking to media in their efforts to shape stories conducive to their pro-Clinton/anti-Trump efforts. Prior reporting showed the strong possibility Page and Continue reading

19:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!




-by Noah

Who says we can't predict the future? 50 years ago, British comedy troupe Monty Python's Flying Circus showed us more than a mere prescient glimpse of the daily goings on with the Trump administration and any given hour at today's White House full of mental defectives. The Oval Office? Cabinet meetings? We don't need a taping system like Nixon's. We have the above clip. Monty Python nailed it.

Do you really think that people like Trump and Sarah Huckabee Sanders just appeared out of thin air? Nope. Sooner or later, Sarah, Seor Trumpanzee, DeVos, or any of them are going to be walking around smashing things and saying "My brain hurts" not just in private but on national TV. It's the intent of all of their Bizarro World policies anyway.

With Sanders, it will happen when she finally snaps completely and has to be led out of the press room with a needle in her arm. Maybe it'll even happen to Trump during Tuesday's State Of The Union speech. In a true moment of theater of the absurd, I can see the republican half of the congressional audience responding to everything Trump says by bellowing "My brain hurts" while they cheer and applaud their orange fatted idol. I can see them smashing their desks and chairs, chanting "My brain hurts" just like the poor soul in the clip.

Maybe, instead of repeatedly saying "I take the 5th" while he is deposed by Robert Mueller, Trump will just keep repeating "My brain hurts." Admit it, you can see it. "My brain hurts" should be the subtitle on anything any Republican says now. That's what I see whenever I see a republican try to form words.

I expect that "My Brain Hurts" should become the perfect Republican motto for the foreseeable future.

Meanwhile, until these defectives are gone and piled on the rotting scrapheap of history like so many of their antecedents, they are hurting our brains and willfully trying to crush the spirit of America and humanity itself...

19:00

Pela culatra: drones, golpes e invases s geram mais violncia The Intercept

Para toda ao, h uma reao oposta e de igual intensidade. Costumamos chamar esse fenmeno de Terceira Lei de Newton.

A CIA chama isso de blowback.

Como explicou Chalmers Johnson, ex-consultor da CIA e historiador que estudou a fundo o imperialismo americano, aps os atentados de 11 de setembro de 2001, blowback uma metfora para as consequncias inesperadas de atividades do governo dos EUA no plano internacional que so desconhecidas pelo povo americano. Em bom portugus, poderamos falar em efeito bumerangue ou no tiro que saiu pela culatra.

Os EUA e seus aliados intervm frequentemente em conflitos distantes, principalmente nos pases de maioria muulmana do Oriente Mdio jogam-se algumas bombas, matam-se alguns viles e declara-se misso cumprida. Mas o resultado sempre o mesmo: mais conflito e derramamento de sangue no futuro muitas vezes at em territrio americano. Dados histricos mostram uma forte correlao entre o envolvimento americano em questes internacionais e o aumento dos atentados terroristas contra os EUA, j observava, em 1997, a Comisso de Cincia da Defesa do Pentgono.

Porm os polticos americanos e ocidentais preferem ignorar esses dados e essa correlao. Explicam os atentados como atos aleatrios, irracionais e talvez o adjetivo mais desonesto de todos gratuitos. O povo, sem conhecimento das operaes secretas realizadas pelo exrcito e os servios de inteligncia dos EUA ou desinformado sobre a brutalidade das guerras declaradas em seu nome , costuma acreditar na fantasia de um pas inocente odiado e atacado por hordas de muulmanos enlouquecidos.

Em uma srie de curtas-metragens produzidos para The Intercept, fao uma anlise mais detalhada dos principais exemplos de blowback, comeando pela questo dos ataques com drones da CIA e demonstrando como a poltica externa dos EUA e seus aliados muitas vezes produz efeitos indesejados.

Um exemplo disso a ascenso do aiatol Khomeini e a exploso do antiamericanismo iraniano no fim dos anos 1970. Como observou o senador Bernie Sanders logo ele em um debate entre os pr-candidatos do Partido Democrata presidncia dos EUA, em 2016, poucos americanos sabem que a Revoluo Islmica de 1979 contra a ditadura do x Reza Pahlevi foi um blowback de um golpe de estado orquestrado pela CIA em 1953, que derrubara o ento primeiro-ministro eleito do Ir, Mohamed Mossadegh. Alis, o te...

17:00

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte Discusses Justice Department Corruption The Last Refuge

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte is a key figure in the overall investigation and reform effort needed within the U.S. Justice System because the House Judicial Committee holds primary oversight over the U.S. Department of Justice. By statutory construct the Continue reading

16:32

MSM Plays FBI Cover-Up, Secret Society in DOJ & FBI, Dollar Dives Again Greg Hunters USAWatchdog

By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com (WNW 319 1.26.18) The mainstream media (MSM) is finally beginning to cover the FBI/DOJ scandal to attack President Trump and his Administration, but they are doing it as a big conspiracy theory in the face of overwhelming publicly reported evidence of corruption and law breaking. Senator Ron Johnson stated this week []

16:20

January 26th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #372 The Last Refuge

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

16:15

Friday January 26th Open Thread The Last Refuge

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

16:01

Is Trump Suicidal? LewRockwell

Asked if he would agree to be interviewed by Robert Muellers team, President Donald Trump told the White House press corps, I would love to do it as soon as possible. under oath, absolutely.

On hearing this, the special counsels office must have looked like the Eagles locker room after the 38-7 rout of the Vikings put them in the Super Bowl.

If the presidents legal team lets Trump sit for hours answering Muellers agents, they should be disbarred for malpractice.

For what Mueller is running here is not, as Trump suggests, a witch hunt. It is a Trump hunt.

After 18 months investigating Trumpian collusion with Putins Russia in hacking the DNCs and John Podestas emails, the FBI has hit a stone wall. Failing to get Trump for collusion, the fallback position is to charge him with obstruction of justice. As a good prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, the tactic is understandable.

Muellers problem: He has no perjury charge to go with it. And the heart of his obstruction case, Trumps firing of FBI Director James Comey, is starting to look like something Trump should have done sooner.

Consider what is now known of how Comey and the FBI set about ensuring Hillary Clinton would not be indicted for using a private email server to transmit national security secrets.

The first draft of Comeys statement calling for no indictment was prepared before 17 witnesses, and Hillary, were even interviewed.

Comeys initial draft charged Clinton with gross negligence, the requirement for indictment. But his team softened that charge in subsequent drafts to read, extreme carelessness.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch, among others, appears to have known in advance an exoneration of Clinton was baked in the cake. Yet Comey testified otherwise.

Also edited out of Comeys statement was that Hillary, while abroad, communicated with then-President Obama, who had to see that her message came through a private server. Yet Obama told the nation he only learned Hillary had been using a private server at the same time the public did.

A trial of Hillary would have meant Obama in the witness chair being asked, What did you know, sir, and when did you know it?

More information has also been unearthed about FBI collusion with British spy Christopher Steele, who worked up for Fusion GPS, the dirt-divers of the Clinton campaign the Steele dossier detailing Trumps ties to Russia and alleged frolics with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel.

While the Steele dossier was shopped around town to the media, which, unable to substantiate its lurid and sensational charges, declined to publish them, Comeys FBI went all in.

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16:00

Is Paul Ryan Leaving Congress? DownWithTyranny!




I'm looking at internal polling and results of focus groups and there just is no way Ryan can run in WI-01 in 2018. This district is about 30% Republican and 30% Democrat and 40% independent. In the last few elections the independents have come down-- slightly-- on the GOP side. That isn't how they feel now. They don't like Trump and they see Ryan as an enabler. Huge numbers of them are closed to even listening to his message. If Ryan wants to run for president some day-- and he does-- he can't be beaten in his home district by a union iron worker. Yesterday Brent Budowsky, writing for The Hill, predicted Ryan won't run. He expects Ryan to announce his retirement from Congress but that he's "holding back the announcement to avoid House Republicans being devastated by yet another congressional Republican joining the rush to retirement that plagues the GOP today."
Speaker Ryan owes it to his constituents in Wisconsin to make a declarative statement, one way or the other, to make it clear whether he is running or retiring.

Ryan can disprove my prediction that he will not run by making an unequivocal statement about his intentions in 2018. If he does, I will return to this page and humbly admit that this prediction was proven wrong.

Throughout the corridors of the capitol in official Washington, the possibility of a Ryan retirement is generating far more buzz than the media is reporting today.

If Ryan does retire, there will be a huge battle between different GOP factions regarding who should succeed him as speaker. Different groups, from the House Freedom Caucus to more traditional Republicans, are positioning themselves behind the scenes for what would be an epic succession battle.

Ryan would have good reasons to retire, if that is his decision. House Republic...

15:46

Sebastian Gorka UNLOADS on Clueless GOP: Wake up! Your Failures Threaten the Republic! The Gateway Pundit

There is a massive scandal brewing on Capitol Hill And this scandal is REAL not fake news.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) prepared a four-page explosive memo recently, based on classified material that purportedly lays out what the FBI and others did to corrupt the 2016 election.

According to Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) and others, the memo is deeply disturbing.

The memo needs to be released to the public.
The US public has a right to know about the entrenched corruption in the FBI.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) huddled together Saturday to discuss a never-before-used procedure for releasing the shocking FISA abuse memo.

On Thursday night deputy assistant to US President Donald Trump Sebastian Gorka lashed out at the AWOL GOP.

Sebastian Gorka: Wake up @GOP:
You have the evidence of political conspiracy targeting @realDonaldTrump & his team using the @FBI & @TheJusticeDept.
If you dont release the Memo NOW the Democrats will defuse & spin.
Your failure to do Strategic Comms threatens the Republic.
#OBAMAGATE

Gorka is right. The GOP needs to wake up to save the republic. If Trump falls the country falls to the fascist left.

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15:28

Sperry: FBI/DOJ and Mueller Gonna be in a World of Hurt Once Explosive FISA Memo Goes Public The Gateway Pundit

Buckle up!

Chairman Nunes compiled a 4 page memo detailing the FISA abuse that took place under the Obama administration.

The phony Hillary-funded Russia dossier was used to obtain FISA warrants in order to spy on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.

Every House member who has viewed the FISA memo is in shock; Americans are demanding the FISA memo be released to the public.

Democrat hack Adam Schiff is panicking and created a counter-FISA memo in order to combat Nunes.

Paul Sperry, reporter for The New York Post said his sources are telling him the FBI, DOJ and even FISC (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court) are all gonna be in a world of hurt once the 4 page memo is made public.

Sperry then went on to report that Muellers credibility will be damaged since his team debriefed Steele and tapped into Fusion GPSs research on Manafort and Deutsche Bank.

Paul Sperry of the New York Post tweeted, Im told Steele & Simpson + the FBI & DOJ/NSD + even FISC are all gonna be in a world of hurt when this 4-pp memo + underlying docs hit the fan. Steele & Simpson are caught in a sh*tstorm of lies, which further tainted the FBIs FISA warrant to spy on Team Trump

Sperry then said, and as a result, the memo is going to create a BIG credibility problem for Mueller, since his team debriefed Steele and tapped into Simpsons research on Manafort and Deutsche Bank. Buckle your seatbelts, sports fans

15:08

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Panel Discussion Davos World Economic Forum. The Last Refuge

The entire economic world is unilaterally focused on President Trump and the U.S. delegation in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum. CTH has stated for several years that MAGAnomics, the U.S. economic outlook, would be the primary generational change Continue reading

15:01

Flying Blind LewRockwell

You could say thank heavens they have finally stopped buying the dip. Then again, there apparently arent any left!

Thats the case, anyway, even if your notion of a dip is any day the market doesnt go up. So far there has been exactly one such occasion during 2018. Or worse still, if you assume the traditional metric of at least a 5% drop, you have already been out of the dip buying business for a lifetime- whether measured in market lives or even dog years.

Thats right. Heisenberg reminds us this morning that we are in undisputable record territory. It has been fully 395 trading days since the market had a 5% drop, and thats never happened before in all of recorded history.

DaysWithout

Then again, the central banks of the world had never even dreamed of snatching $22 trillion of fiat credit from thin air prior to 1995, either. But in the nine years since the financial crisis they generated $14 trillion of new footings and more than $20 trillion during the last three bubble cycles combined.

Needless to say, this $20 trillion emission of something for nothing has deformed and poisoned the entire warp and woof of the global financial system. Everywhere financial asset prices have been massively inflated and falsified, causing a two-phase distortion of the global economy.

Initially, massive money printing by the Fed fostered defensive currency market interventions (i.e. dirty floats) and exchange rate suppression by the PBOC, BOJ, BOK and other exporters of both commodities and industrial goods. Buying in dollars to sequester in their own central banks, the mercantilist exporters of the worldincluding the dollar-linked petro-statesessentially imported the US dollar inflation.

So doing, of course, they expanded their own monetary bases and domestic credit systems with reckless abandon. That led, in turn, to a monumental global CapEx boom funded not by real money savings, but directly and indirectly by the prodigious fiat credit emissions of the mercantilist central banks. Accordingly, capital spending by worldwide publicly traded firms increased by 5X during the decade ending in 2012.

Ultimately that tsunami of cheap capital funded monumental excess capacity in global mining, energy, shipping, manufacturing and distribution industries and mobilized hundreds of millions of subsistence workers from the rice paddies and village economies of Asia into the globally traded markets. The resultin...

Life Advice From Jordan Peterson LewRockwell

Dr. Jordan Peterson is one of the great intellectual truth speakers of our time.

A true internet superstar speaking out against the poisons of marxism, social engineering and identity politics, Peterson received a ton of coverage after he dismantled Channel 4s Cathy Newman with logic and kindness.

Professor Peterson stunned and stumped Channel 4s Cathy Newman by making an uncomfortable observation about the Lefts insistence to modify and censor speech for the sake of ones feelings.

Tucker Carlson and Dr. Jordan Peterson, one-on-one. Well worth watching

Article first appeared on RPT.

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The US Finally Tells the Truth LewRockwell

After over a year of flip-flopping and reversing its position on Syria and its president, Bashar al-Assad, the U.S has finally admitted the real reason its military continues to violate Syrias sovereignty. From the Washington Post:

After months of incoherence, the Trump administration has taken a step toward a clear policy on Syria and its civil war. In a speech last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson bluntly recognized a truth that both President Trump and President Barack Obama attempted to dodge: that it is crucial to our national defense to maintain a military and diplomatic presence in Syria, to help bring an end to that conflict, and assist the Syrian people . . . to achieve a new political future. To do that, the United States will continue to deploy several thousand personnel in the country and help allied Syrian forces maintain control over enclaves in the southwest, near Israel and Jordan, and the northeast, on the border with Iraq and Turkey. [emphasis added]

The great lie told by the Washington Post editorial board, however, is its attempt to paint Washingtons regime change operation in Syria as crucial to Americas national defense and a truth that both President Trump and President Barack Obama attempted to dodge. In doing so, the Post is suggesting that regime change in Syria is the only realistic path for the U.S. to pursue, even when it has become increasingly clear that the longer the U.S. prolongs the war in Syria, the greater the suffering of ordinary Syrians will be.

Considering that the U.S. militarys recent strategy in Syria allegedly involves a 30,000-strong Kurdish and Arab border force that in less than a week prompted a Turkish invasion, it should be clear that the U.S. has no intention of putting Syria on the long-awaited road to peace.

However, according to the Washington Post, the U.S. new proposal is justified.

Critics predictably charge that Mr. Trump is launching another endless war...

Playing Kurdish Card in Syria Backfires on US LewRockwell

What the result will be of Turkeys offensive against the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin in northwest Syria may not be clear for a while, but two things are already certain. Bad decisions in Washington provided the trigger, and Washingtons regional position will suffer as a result of Ankaras Orwellian-named Operation Olive Branch.

The offensive is the latest twist from Turkeys erratic and unpredictable leader, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Lets recall that Sultan Erdogan was an early and active participant in what was supposed to have been a relatively easy regime change operation in Syria starting in 2011, on the pattern of NATOs overthrow of Libyas Muammar Qaddafi that same year. Turkey, with its lengthy border with Syria, was (and to some extent still is) a major supporter of al-Qaeda-linked jihadist groups in Syria, working with Saudi Arabia and Qatar under American guidance, with Israel as a silent partner. The appearance of ISIS (Daesh, ISIL) as an outgrowth of al-Qaeda in Iraq was a direct and foreseen consequence of that effort, as the Obama Administration was warned in 2012 by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), then under the command of General Michael Flynn.

To the surprise of many, the Syrian government under President Bashar al-Assad didnt just roll up and die but displayed an unexpected tenacity in defending that countrys secular, multi-religious society against outside efforts to impose a Wahhabist sectarian state. The clincher came with Russias September 2015 intervention, a distinctly unwelcome development for the Assad must go! crowd.

Two months later a crisis erupted between NATO-member Turkey and Russia when Turkish planes shot down a Russian Su-24 fighter (ostensibly for crossing into Turkish airspace) and ethnic Turkish (also called Turkmen) fighters murdered one of the two Rus...

Pentagon Boss Just Doesnt Understand LewRockwell

US Defense Secretary James Mattis is a Marines Marine and a respected military scholar. Yet his recent remarks to reporters about US conduct around the world smack of either hypocrisy or woeful misinformation.

Mattis is visiting Indonesia and Vietnam this week, as part of a US effort to expand alliances in the Asia-Pacific region. On his way over to Jakarta on Monday, he held a press gaggle on board the plane and, according to transcripts provided by the Pentagon, said this:

I think that what were looking for is a world where we solve problems, and we dont shred trust. We dont militarize features in the middle of international waters. We dont invade other countries, in Russias case Georgia, Ukraine. That we settle things by international rule of law, you know, this sort of thing.

Mattis was elaborating on the new US National Defense Strategy, which prioritized inter-state strategic competition, over terrorism and called out Russia and China as revisionist powers threatening the free and open international ordercreated by the US and its allies after World War II.

If anything, Russia and China are actually reactionary powers. Both countries have repeatedly said that they seek only to apply the existing rules of international order equally to everyone including the US, which has held itself exempt from them.

That belief in American exceptionalism is evident in Mattiss own words, aimed at Beijing and Moscow.

We dont militarize features in the middle of international waters

Here, Mattis is clearly referring to the islands in the South China Sea, claimed by China and a number of nearby nations. China has built military installations on a number of previously uninhabited islands and reefs, and sent naval forces into the area in response to repeated US overflights and maritime patrols.

However, while the Peoples Liberation Army Navy operates in its home waters, the US Navy operates around the world with bases in places like Japan, Bahrain, Spain and Italy, among others.

In pursuit of milita...

Russiagate Stakes LewRockwell

The Republicans delay in releasing the summary of the House Intelligence Committees Russiagate investigation is giving weight to the presstitutes claim that the report is not being released, because it is a hack attempt at a Trump coverup that is not believable. Only Republicans are stupid enough to put themselves in such a situation.

Readers ask me why the summary memo is not released if it is real. There must be some reasons besides the stupidity of Republicans. Yes, that is so. Among the many reasons that might be blocking release are:

1) Republicans are very national security conscious. They dont want to provide precedents for the release of classified information.
2) Many Republican congressional districts host installations of the military/security complex. Upsetting a large employer and directing campaign financing to a challenger is a big consideration.
3) The George W. Bush/Dick Cheney regime was a neoconservative regime. One consequence is that Republicans are influenced by neoconservatives who stress the alleged Russian threat.
4) The Israel Lobby can unseat any member of the House and Senate. The Israel Lobby is allied with the neoconservatives and this alliance intends to keep the US militarily active against perceived threats to Israels hegemony in the Middle East and against Russia, which supports Syria and Iran, countries perceived as threats by Israel.
5) Many Republicans are themselves invested in false Russiagate allegations against Trump and would like to replace him with Pence. Other Republicans believe that Trump is undermining Washingtons expensively-purchased foreign alliances and, thereby, undermining US power.

Many Americans do not seem to understand what is at stake. What America is confronted with is a coup conspiracy organized by top officials of the Obama Justice Department, FBI, CIA, the Hillary DNC, and the presstitute media to overturn the result of a democratic election and remove the president from office. The basis of the coup is a fake dossier purchased for money that consists of unsupported allegations against Trump and that was used to obtain warrants from the FISA count to spy on Trump and various associates hoping to find something that can be used against Trump. Regardless, the false allegations could be fed to the CIAs media assets and used to create a scandal requiring a special prosecutor to investigate Russiagate. Once the investigation was underway, the presstitutes kept the scandal alive hoping to convince enough Americans that Trump must have done somethingwhere there is smoke, there is firethat justifies his removal. It worked against Richard Nixon, but not against Ronald Reagan, and Trump is no Reagan.

If the highest reaches of the police state agencies can get away with an attempted or successful coup against the president of the United States, then that is the complete end of democracy and all accountability in governme...

Natural Allopathic Emergency Medicine LewRockwell

Five years ago, I published an intelligent protocol against influenza that involves the use of the basic emergency room and intensive care medicines that are an integral part of Natural Allopathic Medicine. Magnesium chloride, iodine, sodium bicarbonate, selenium, vitamin C and vitamin D3 (if possible through sun exposure) are all medicines that help patients resist and even avoid dangerous complications from the flu.

Breathing retraining (slow breathing) aids in increasing CO2 and O2 levels, and of course the application of inhaled hydration therapy is essential. Hydrogen is the perfect medicine to mitigate the worst issues of the flu because molecular hydrogen can both significantly down regulate expressions of inflammation-related genes and selectively reduce hydroxyl radical and Peroxynitrite.

Infrared Therapy Too Good to be True for the Flu

If it is possible to love a medical device one will fall for their infrared Biomat because it keeps you warm on cold nights and takes away pain. This is especially true if one is suffering from the flu. Everyone deserves a Biomat just as everyone deserves love. I call them medical love machines. Biomats are that good and that helpful. I wish everyone could afford one!

When FIR heat penetrates through the skin to the subcutaneous tissues, it transforms from light to heat energy, dilating blood capillaries and assisting the body in eliminating toxins and metabolic wastes through sweating. Activated by heat, the FIR energy is absorbed by human cells in a process known as resonance or resonant absorption.

The adaptive capacity of a cell ultimately determines its fate when it comes under stress. Far infrared treatments reduce the stress on the cells by not only nourishing them with light and heat but also by increasing nutritional sufficiency of oxygen and by increasing cellular respiration so more toxins and wastes leave the cells.

This is the device that is best for elevating internal body temperature to melt away old waste products, increase circulation and reduce and eliminate pain. It is only a couple of inches thick, designed to put on top of a firm mattress or on the floor. You can adjust the temperature to your liking and its the most wonderful feeling in the world.

It is different from an ordinary electric heating pad. The surface is not warm to the touch, but when you lie down on it you feel warm on the inside. Its a lying down sauna that will make you sweat without you having to move a muscle if you turn the settings up. You can sleep on it all night!

Far infrared heat is beneficial to people in many ways:

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The Flu Vaccine Is Causing LewRockwell

If there is any part of you thats inquisitive youve likely wondered how on Earth this years flu could be so bad.  After all, we have vaccines and Western medicines advancements in technology to help people.  But the Health Ranger says that is the exact problem with the influenza outbreak.

As the reports continue to come in that this influenza outbreak is killing about 100 people a day, many begin to wonder what the purpose of getting a vaccine thats only 10% effective could possibly be.  What youre never told, is that some of those deaths are because of the flu vaccine, Mike Adams, the Health Ranger said.  And Adams theory is that the vaccine is not only responsible for the outbreak of the flu, but for some of the deaths associated with it.

*Before continuing, this is not to say you should get the vaccine or you should not get the vaccine.  You should, however, research the ingredients of the flu vaccine and possible side effects and come to the conclusion on your own whether or not this shot is right for you and your family.*

Adams wants people to know what they arent being told about this years flu by those who profit heavily by injecting people with the flu shot.

It turns out that the flu shot, even when it works, which is rare because its usually the wrong strain but sometimes it works, but it creates vulnerability to influenza infections in subsequent years. In other words, theres something about the flu shot (we can talk about what that is because we know) that weakens your immune system.

Adams has researched vaccines and the vaccine industry in depth. People would be better off and wed have fewer deaths from influenza if no one got the flu shot. And instead, people boosted their immune systems with vitamin D.  Adams says there are plenty of other natural vitamins, such as vitamin C and zinc, that will boost the immune system without the risks of being injected with mercury or aluminum or squalene or MSG.

Adams claims that the flu shot is more dangerous than just getting the flu. Of course they [the vaccine manufacturers] twist it around and say oh my God! This is why everybody must get a flu shot. They say look at the number of deaths! Everybody hurry up, g...

The Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse LewRockwell

A blue moonthe second full moon to occur in one calendar monthisnt as rare as the common saying suggests. But on January 31, skygazers will be in for a much rarer lunar event: For the first time in 35 years, a blue moon coincides with a total lunar eclipse, and as a bonus, the moon will seem bigger than usual, TIME reports.

The super blue blood moon, as its been dubbed, is the result of a perfect storm of celestial conditions. First, its the second full moon this month following the first on January 1. Second, the full moon will rise at the part of its monthly orbit that dips closest to Earth, a point called perigee. This causes the moon to appear larger and brighter in the night sky. And finally, all of this is occurring during a total lunar eclipse, which happens when the Earths shadow fully blankets the moon.

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The Winter Tool LewRockwell

No, I dont sell sleds or make any money from the sale of sleds.  I just wanted to recommend one for you for this winter to help you with any winter works.  A simple thing, really, but it can make a lot of distance for what you do.  It also has prepping uses.  The sled can be used to haul wood, a game animal youve hunted, or even to help you remove snow with a shovel.

The one Im referring to I picked up at Wal-Mart several years ago, but you can find them on Amazon.com for the same price or cheaperabout $50.  You want the one that resembles a boat, made of black plastic.  The ones from Wal Mart are made of polyethylene and have a rope for hauling or towing attached to the front edge.

Heres Why You Need This For Winter

Now, you can haul a tremendous amount of weight over snow and/or iceeven gravel or fairly-even rough ground.  Naturally, with snow and ice, there is less resistance on the bottom of the sled.  When Im not cutting wood (I do so all winter long) and moving it around, Im often out in the woods and I like the ability to use the sled for different things.  I can throw a large rucksack and some extra gear in it and drag it around with me all over the place.  It also ensures if Im sleeping outside that Im going to stay really dry.

What I did is to drill holes (1/8 in diameter) into the frame in 6 places.  In each of these holes, I emplaced hard, plastic construction dimples for mounting screws into walls and drywall.  These I drove into the hole with a hammer.  I have these rods that I stick into the holes to run across the sled, as in a half-hoop, almost akin to the ribs on a Conestoga/covered wagon of old.  Overtop of this, I place a tarp, and using utility clamps, I secure it in place on top of the hoops, and further tie off the corners and stake them into the ground.  Voila!

I have a self-enclosed lean-to/tent that I place my pad on the bottom and then climb into my sleeping bag for a snooze.  Naturally, its on level ground, or else my little sled-lean-to might sail away on its own!  If I have to move out in a hurry?  No problem.  Just detach the rods, throw my ruck inside, and close the edges of the tarp down so they sit inside the sled.

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Stone Age Hunters From Europe LewRockwell

New archaeological evidence suggests that America was first discovered by Stone Age people from Europe 10,000 years before the Siberian-originating ancestors of the American Indians set foot in the New World.

A remarkable series of several dozen European-style stone tools, dating back between 19,000 and 26,000 years, have been discovered at six locations along the US east coast. Three of the sites are on the Delmarva Peninsular in Maryland, discovered by archaeologist Dr Darrin Lowery of the University of Delaware. One is in Pennsylvania and another in Virginia. A sixth was discovered by scallop-dredging fishermen on the seabed 60 miles from the Virginian coast on what, in prehistoric times, would have been dry land.

The new discoveries are among the most important archaeological breakthroughs for several decades and are set to add substantially to our understanding of humanitys spread around the globe.

The similarity between other later east coast US and European Stone Age stone tool technologies has been noted before. But all the US European-style tools, unearthed before the discovery or dating of the recently found or dated US east coast sites, were from around 15,000 years ago long after Stone Age Europeans (the Solutrean cultures of France and Iberia) had ceased making such artefacts. Most archaeologists had therefore rejected any possibility of a connection. But the newly-discovered and recently-dated early Maryland and other US east coast Stone Age tools are from between 26,000 and 19,000 years ago and are therefore contemporary with the virtually identical western European material.

Whats more, chemical analysis carried out last year on a European-style stone knife found in Virginia back in 1971 revealed that it was made of French-originating flint.

Professor Dennis Stanford, of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, and Professor Bruce Bradley of the University of Exeter, the two leading archaeologists who have analysed all the evidence, are proposing that Stone Age people from Western Europe migrated to North America at the height of the Ice Age by travelling (over the ice surface and/or by boat) along the edge of the frozen northern part of the Atlantic. They are presenting their detailed evidence in a new book Across Atlantic Ice published this month.

At the peak of the Ice Age, around three million square miles of the North Atlantic was covered in thick ice for all or part of the year.

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North Korea Exported Coal Via Russia, Despite Sanctions; North Korea Imports Metallurgical Coking Coal From Russia For Steelmaking (Military) Purposes Mining Awareness +

Exclusive: Despite sanctions, North Korea exported coal to South and Japan via Russia intelligence sources Posted:Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:47:17 -0500 PARIS/LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) North Korea shipped coal to Russia last year which was then delivered to South Korea and Japan in a likely violation of U.N. sanctions, three Western European intelligence sources said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/bMQsm7CnmPg/exclusive-despite-sanctions-north-korea-exported-coal-to-south-and-japan-via-russia-intelligence-sources-idUSKBN1FE35N

North Korea exports anthracite coal and imports metallurgical coking coal for industrial (steelmaking) purposes (e.g. military) especially from Russia. So, it shouldnt come as a surprise that they also export through Russia.
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14:00

INTERVIEW: Missouri Senate Candidate Riles Up the Internet With Statement Against Feminism Says Theyre the Bullies The Gateway Pundit

Republican Missouri Senate candidate Courtland Sykes shook up the internet on Thursday with a statement condemning the feminist movement and endorsing traditional family values.

Following the statement going viral, the former Navy SEAL Team 5 intelligence analyst spoke to The Gateway Pundit about his thoughts on feminism and the backlash he is now facing asserting that they are the real bullies.

The statement the candidate made was in response to questions about his feelings on womens rights. When asked if they were something he believes in, Sykes said that his fiance, Chanel Rion, has given him orders to, so he better. He went on to say that she knows that my obedience comes with a small price that she loves to pay anyway: I want to come home to a home-cooked dinner at six every night, one that she fixes and one that I expect one day to have daughters learn to fix after they become traditional homemakers and family wives think Norman Rockwell here and Gloria Steinem be damned.

Sykes added that he wants his daughters to work from home, have families and not become career-obsessed banshees. This line in particular seemed to strike at the nerves of many, particularly on the left.

Speaking to The Gateway Pundit as the backlash rolled in, Sykes said, heres the issue, weve seen this movement [feminism] just grow out of control to the point where theyre the true bullies. Theyre influencing our schools and our colleges by using this bully tactic that you are now seeing all over my social media.

Theyre trying to really solidify their agenda, which in my opinion is just tearing American families apart, he added. The point of my statement was to defend traditional...

13:49

FLASHBACK: Nancy Crumbs Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman Schultz Gush Over Pretend $40 Extra Per Paycheck The Gateway Pundit


Home Depot was the latest US corporation to announce Trump tax cut bonuses to their employees on Thursday morning.

According to FOX Business Network 241 COMPANIES HAVE NOW ANNOUNCED BONUSES TO EMPLOYEES THANKS TO THE TRUMP TAX CUTS

Over 2 million US employees will receive bonuses or raises this year thanks to the Trump tax cuts.

But Democrats dont like the bonuses to working Americans.

Earlier this month House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) trashed the bonuses.
She said $1,000 bonuses are just crumbs.

On Thursday, Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman Schultz were at a town hall discussing the Trump tax cuts.

Pelosi trashed the tax cut bonuses again calling them crumbs

Pelosi and Wasserman Schultz are Democrat hacks because back in 2011 they were both gushing over $40 extra in each paycheck.

Wasserman Schultz tweeted on December 21, 2011, House GOP refused to extend payroll tax cut yesterday. Senate passed bill 89-10. $40 per paycheck. Tweet what means to you.

Nancy Pelosi tweeted on December 23, 2011, Todays agreement is a victory for the American people-they spoke out clearly & each paycheck will make a difference.

13:36

Antifa Terrorists Burn Memorial Photos of Kate Steinle Flip Her Off The Gateway Pundit

Antifa in Phoenix have torched memorial photos of Kate Steinle that were posted on the Arizona State University campus on Monday evening.

The masked far-left terrorists posted photos of themselves burning the posters of the 32-year-old shooting victim while sticking their middle fingers up at the flames.

They also replaced the photographs of Steinle with Anti-Racist Action flyers that promoted the use of violence against those they deem to be Nazis so pretty much anyone to the right of Karl Marx.

One of the participants in the burning wrote about their efforts on the anarchist blog Its Going Down.

Around 50 fliers were found in total, a large increase in prior instances, and it was determined that at least two people were involved, with the comparison of fliers, and techniques used to post them. After we were confident that we had rounded up the significant majority of fascist materials, we moved to a nearby park and disposed of them by fire, the terrorist wrote.

13:36

Can A US President Be Charged With A Crime? Is The President Above The Law? Mining Awareness +


The President of the United States would be liable to be impeached, tried, and, upon conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanors, removed from office; and would afterwards be liable to prosecution and punishment in the ordinary course of law. He is to have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, EXCEPT IN CASES OF IMPEACHMENT; The power of the President, in respect to pardons, would extend to all cases, EXCEPT THOSE OF IMPEACHMENT The Federalist Papers : No. 69 The Real Character of the Executive, From the New York Packet. Friday, March 14, 1788, by Alexander HAMILTON: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed69.asp
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13:30

President Trump Has Dinner With European Business Leaders Attending World Economic Forum The Last Refuge

Earlier today President Trump had dinner with European business leaders attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Attendees included: U.S. Team President Donald J. Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielson, National Continue reading

13:19

Another Cretan Snake Goddess bensozia


Teracotta goddess statue, found in Gortys, Crete, dated to 1300-1200 BC. Now in Heraklion.

I can't remember ever seeing this before, which is strange, since it seems like an important piece of evidence in the ongoing dispute over the reality of snake-handling Minoan goddesses/priestesses. But I think I may have posted a photo of the display case where this sits in the Heraklion Museum, back in 2016; I think this was cut off on the right side. Fascinating, the things we just miss seeing.

13:05

US Special Counsel Looking to Interview Trump in Russia Probe Mining Awareness +

Russian Foreign minister Lavrov seemed to be feigning surprise the day after FBI director Comey was fired by Trump. Remember Lavrov just happened to be hanging around when Comey was fired If you forgot, you are not alone. Its been a long year.

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Theres a lot more under investigation besides obstruction:...

13:00

Deep State Gets Desperate Leaks Trump Ordered Mueller To Be FIRED, Backed Off After Lawyers Revolted The Gateway Pundit

In June of last year, President Trump demanded special counsel Robert Mueller be fired, yet changed course after the White House counsel threatened to quit if the order was carried out, claims the New York Times

New York Times reports:

The West Wing confrontation marks the first time Mr. Trump is known to have tried to fire the special counsel. Mr. Mueller learned about the episode in recent months as his investigators interviewed current and former senior White House officials in his inquiry into whether the president obstructed justice. Amid the first wave of news media reports that Mr. Mueller was examining a possible obstruction case, the president began to argue that Mr. Mueller had three conflicts of interest that disqualified him from overseeing the investigation, two of the people said.
First, he claimed that a dispute years ago over fees at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., had prompted Mr. Mueller, the F.B.I. director at the time, to resign his membership. The president also said Mr. Mueller could not be impartial because he had most recently worked for the law firm that previously represented the presidents son-in-law, Jared Kushner. []
After receiving the presidents order to fire Mr. Mueller, the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, refused to ask the Justice Department to dismiss the special counsel, saying he would quit instead, the people said. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing a continuing investigation.

The report comes amid Trump telling the press that...

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I HATE TO SAY THIS, BUT I THINK THE TRUMPERS MADE A VERY SHREWD OPENING BID ON DACA No More Mister Nice Blog

Donald Trump is not a good dealmaker, so someone else must have been the strategist behind this, which, I'm afraid, is politically shrewd:

President Trumps immigration proposal to Congress will include a path to citizenship for an estimated 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants, White House officials said Thursday, more than twice the number of dreamers who were enrolled in a deferred action program Trump terminated last fall.
That's the headline everywhere. How do Mr. and Mrs. Heartland America read this and not think it's a generous offer, much more than the caricature of Trump as a right-wing bigot would have led one to expect?

The devil is in the details:
... everything else in the proposalreportedly drafted by hardline nationalist Stephen Miller and White House Chief of Staff John Kellyis in line with far-right thinking on immigration. Along with the demand for billions to pay for the border wall are calls to curb or completely eliminate legal forms of immigration, such as the visa lottery and so-called chain migration which allows members of the same extended family to immigrate to the U.S. (Ending the diversity visa lottery could reduce legal immigration to the U.S. by as much as 50%.) There are also several measures to increase immigration arrests and speed up deportation procedures.
Mr. and Mrs. Heartland live in a 95% white community. Let's say they're not bigots and they're among the large majority of Americans who want the Dreamers to stay. They also don't experience diversity firsthand, so they don't understand why we permit as much immigration as we do now -- every admission, as far as they're concerned is America extending a rare privilege, so why not cut the numbers back significantly? We don't owe any foreigners anything, do we?

The characterizations of this by progressives aren't going to make much sense to Mr. and Mrs. Heartland:
We will oppose it. Most if not all Democrats will oppose it. Some Republicans will, too, said Frank Sharry, the executive director of Americas Voice, a pro-immigration group. We are not going to allow Stephen Miller to exploit a crisis that he and his bos...

12:28

Confirmed: FBI Lied To Congressional Investigators About Missing Strzok-Page Texts The Gateway Pundit

Another day, another scandal compliments of the FBI.

A former bureau informant revealed to Fox News contributor Sara Carter that forensic experts can easily retrieve deleted text messages from Samsung 5 phones. How does the ex-informant know? Forensic experts located lost texts from his own phone. Another source, expressing bewilderment at the FBIs explanation as to why they could not hand over the texts, questioned the bureaus wisdom to mislead Congressional investigators. 

Sara Carter reports:

A former FBI special agent, who worked extensively on counterterrorism related cases, stated they were dumbfounded by the FBIs original excuse that the text messages were irretrievable.

Even though the servers lost the text messages of Strzok they would still be on his actual device, even if he deleted them, stated the former FBI special agent, who asked to speak on background due to the sensitivity of the case. Thats how we catch bad guys, we forensically search their phones. Nothing disappears off the device, nothing unless they take a hammer to it or microwave it. The question is, the FBI knows this, so why did the bureau say they couldnt retrieve them why did they mislead Congress. []

A former informant for the FBI, who spoke to this reporter, said the FBI was able to do the same with his Samsung 5 telephone registered to Verizon and he questioned why the FBI told the committees the information was not retrievable.

Their forensic experts who worked on my Samsung 5, which was wiped clean, to retrieve the information they needed, said the former FBI informant, who asked not to be named. This reporter viewed the documents for the informants phone and the permission they gave to the FBI to retrieve the text messages from the phone.

The FBI forensics team said it would be no problem at all pulling up the missing texts from the phone, the FBI informant said. It makes me wonder why they didnt do that with the two agents phones to begin with and why did they tell the committees they couldnt retrieve the texts.

According to Republican Senator Ron Johnsons letter, the bureau told Stephen Boyd, the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs, that due to FBI-provided Samsung 5 mobile phones with software upgrades that...

12:13

CNNs Jim Acosta Beclowns Himself at Davos, Posts Video of Pres. Trump Twice Ignoring Heckling Question The Gateway Pundit

CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta tried to bait President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday by setting him up with a nice question about the forum before going in for the attempted heckling-style kill shot question that Trump ignored twice.

Trump was descending a staircase with the press assembled just off the landing. Acosta called out a nice question, Mr. President, hows the conference going?

Trump answered as he continued down the staircase, Really good. Really good. Very successful.

Another reporter asked, Whats your message to Davos? as Acosta moved in for the kill shot question but was too slow on the draw, yelling, Mr. President, Mr. President, how can you be and stopping himself as Trump answered the message question.

Video posted by CNNs Elizabeth Landers cuts off midway through Trumps comments.

Acosta posted more video from Landers that covers the entire exchange at the bottom of the staircase.

Trump, The message isIt went great for us (Meredith(?)) and we want great peace. And I think that really is the message. Its been going really well. A lot of people are coming back to the United States. We are seeing tremendous investment. And, uh, todays been a very exciting day, a very good day and great for our country. Thank you very much.

Acosta yelled after Trump finished, Mr. President! Can you be America First but also be rubbing elbows with all these bigwigs?

Trump ignored him and waved to someone out of camera range.

Acosta yelled at Trump again, Mr. President! How can you be America First when youre rubbing elbows with all these bigwigs, sir?

Acosta tweeted his humiliation, After Trump says of Davos Its been really successful I asked him how he can be America First if hes rubbing elbows with big wigs. He did not respond. Video from @ElizLanders

12:00

The Best And The Worst Members Of The California Legislature DownWithTyranny!

Overall, Jim Frazier is the worst Democrat in the California Assembly

Yesterday, the Courage Campaign released their annual ratings of California legislators. I don't follow the state legislature as carefully as I follow Congress, so I find the Courage Campaign's work invaluable... even if I don't agree with everything. I'm guessing they base their ratings strictly on votes-- as ProgressivePunch does. That excuses bad behavior and poor leadership. Example Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon killed the Senate-passed single payer healthcare bill, but his votes are good so he got an "A." That's misleading. I'd give him an "F," or maybe a "D." (Courage Campaign told me they docked him a few points for wreck single payer.)

The score card got off to a good start every single Republican in the Assembly and every single Republican in the Senate scored an "F." Perfect.

The Democrats with the really high scores-- A+ and the very high "A" scores. In the Assembly:
Ash Kalra- eastern San Jose
David Chiu- eastern San Francisco
Laura Friedman- Glendale, Burbank, Los Feliz
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11:45

#NotABot: Twitter Users Prove They Arent Bots Call For Lawmakers to #ReleaseTheMemo The Gateway Pundit

After Democratic lawmakers insulted half of America by declaring that the #ReleaseTheMemo hashtag was just Russian bots a new #NotABot hashtag went viral calling for the release of a memo that is alleged to outline surveillance abuses against the Trump campaign.

On Thursday evening, Twitter users began using #NotABot to tweet photos of themselves holding signs with the #ReleaseTheMemo hashtag.

Users who participated in the campaign were instructed to tag Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).

https://twitter.com/jbro_1776/status/956671899496480768

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SHOCK: Did FBI Ignore Evidence In Clinton Email Probe Because Strzok-Page Committed Similar Crimes? The Gateway Pundit

In a letter sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-IA) demanded to know if the FBI refused to charge Hillary Clinton because agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page committed similar crimes. 

Grassley raises the prospect that Strzok and Page could have engaged in the alienation or destruction of federal records, and asked Wray if the agents handling of federal records using private communications may have motivated them to shy away from finding evidence of Hillary Clinton engaging in similar acts.

Grassleys letter reads:

In addition, I have raised concerns in multiple letters to the FBI about whether the FBIs investigation was improperly narrow, focusing only on issues related to classified information, and not considering the alienation or destruction of federal records, whether classified or not, which is a crime under 18 U.S.C. 2071.15 On April 10, 2016 and on June 3, 2017, respectively, Strzok said the following to Page:

Gmailed you two drafts of what Im thinking of sending Bill, would appreciate your thoughts. Second (more recent) is updated so you can skip the first.16

Type on home computer and email to yourself.17

Additionally, in many messages they refer to related conversations they were having via iMessage, presumably on their personal Apple devices.

It appears that Strzok and Page transmitted federal records pertaining to the Clinton investigation on private, non-government services. It is important to determine whether their own similar conduct was a factor in not focusing on and developing evidence of similar violations by Secretary Clinton and her aides.

In what was a major blow to Muellers investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the special counsel was forced to fire Strzok after anti-Trump text messages were discovered.

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11:29

FBI Texts: Comey Chief Of Staff Very Clearly Believed McCabe Should Be Recused From Clinton Investigation GotNews

On October 28th, 2016 the day that FBI Director James Comey announced he would be reopening the criminal investigation into Hillary Clintons emails Comeys Chief of Staff, Jim Rybicki, told FBI employees that he strongly believed McCabe should be recused from the case after his wifes deep ties to top Clinton ally Terry []

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11:13

Global Business Leaders HEAP PRAISE ON TRUMP at Davos Dinner: Siemens, Adidas, Nestle, Sovartis, HSBC, Total, InBev, Bayer, Volvo, etc. The Gateway Pundit

President Trump was given a heros welcome Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Trump met Thursday with global leaders Theresa May from Great Britain and Benjamin Netanyahu from Israel.

Trump later sat down with global business leaders for a dinner. As he went around the table the table and each and every leader praised the president for the stunning success of the Trump tax cuts and reform.

The guest list included:

Kasper Rorsted, Adidas (Apparel)Germany

Joe Kaeser, Siemens AG (Tech)Germany

Heinrich Hiesinger, Thyssenkrupp AG (Industrials)Germany

Eldar Saetre, Statoil ASA (Energy)Norway

Mark Schneider, Nestle SA (Food and Beverage)Switzerland

Vas Narasimhan, Novartis AG (Pharmaceutical)Switzerland

Mark Tucker, HSBC (Financial Services)UK

Patrick Pouyanne, Total SA (Energy)France

Carlos Brito, Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (Food and Beverage)Netherlands

Rajeev Suri, Nokia Corporation (Technology)Finland

Punit Renjen, Deloitte (Consulting)UK

Martin Lundstedt, AB Volvo (Auto)Sweden

Werner Baumann, Bayer AG (Pharmaceutical)Germany

Bill McDermott, SAP SE (Technology)Germany

Ulrich Spiesshofer, ABB Ltd (Manufacturing)Switzerland

This was an amazing display of business support for the US president.
Each leader cheered Trump and his December tax reform.

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11:07

New Strzok-Page Texts Reveal FBI Was Discussing Possible Special Counsel to Investigate Hillary Clinton Did AG Lynch Refuse One? The Gateway Pundit


On Thursday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz told Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) that the missing text messages between Strzok and Page have been located.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent FBI Director Christopher Wray a letter demanding answers about some of the recovered Strzok-Page text messages.

In one exchange between the FBI lovebirds, the two discussed a possible Special Counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton due to the numerous conflicts of interest. Grassley is demanding to know if then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch refused to appoint a Special Counsel.

Grassley prefaced his questions over a possible Special Counsel by pointing out the obvious conflicts of interest then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch had in any investigation into Hillary Clinton.

 On May 17, 2016, I wrote to FBI Director James Comey, expressing my concern that conflicts of interest existed between Attorney General Lynch and the Clintons due to her firms prior representation of the Clintons in tax matters and the fact President Clinton nominated Ms. Lynch to be U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.[3]  In that letter I also asked then-Director Comey how Attorney General Lynchs conflicts in the Clinton investigation were any different than those of Attorney General Ashcrofts for which he recused himself.  In the Plame matter, Ashcroft had prior professional associations with one of the suspects, just like Attorney General Lynch had in the Clinton investigation.  Department regulations make clear that when there is a conflict of interest or other extraordinary circumstances, and it is in the public interest, a special counsel should be appointed.[4]  In the Plame matter, then-Deputy Attorney General Comey believed a special counsel was necessary.  However, to this day, Comey has failed to adequately explain the difference between the Plame and Clinton investigations.

On March 18, 2016, Strzok and Page engaged in a discussion about the possibility of a special counsel in the Clinton investigation and referenced Patrick Fitzgerald, who was the Special Counsel in the Valerie Plame matter:

Strzok: Thought of the perfect person D can bounce...

10:38

Comeys Right Hand Man 100% Believed McCabe Should Have Recused Himself from Clinton Email Investigation The Gateway Pundit

In a letter sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles E. Grassley revealed text messages between bureau agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page show ex-top official James Rybicki believed Deputy Director Andrew McCabe should have recused himself from the Hillary Clinton email Investigation. 

Rybicki, who was once chief of staff to James Comey and current Bureau Director Christopher Wray, resigned this week. 

Grassleys letter reads:

[T]ext messages on October 28, 2016, indicate that contrary to the FBIs December 2016 response, the Directors Chief of Staff apparently believed that Mr. McCabe actually did need to be recused at a later date. McCabes recusal did not take place until one week before the presidential election a fact that the FBI failed to disclose in its December 2016 response to the Committee.

Page: Rybicki just called to check in. He very clearly 100% believes that Andy should be recused because of the perception.

Strzok: God.

Page: Our statement affected the stock market.

Page: Dont understand your email, if its a matter similar to those weve been talking about lately, why no recusal before? Something different?

Strzok: I assume McAuliffe picked up. But that doesnt make sense. He said he was interviewing, maybe hes headed into private practice.14 3. As Ms. Page asked, why no recusal before?

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained documents showing McCabe didnt recuse himself from the investigation one week prior to the 2016 presidential election.

Judicial Watch reports:

Judicial Watch today released Justice Department records showing that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe did not recuse himself from the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons unse...

10:37

Chairman Chuck Grassley Releases New Batch of FBI Text Messages and Questions FBI Director Chris Wray The Last Refuge

Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee, releases a new batch of text messages between FBI Agent Peter Strzok and DOJ/FBI Attorney Lisa Page (full pdf). In the text exchange Peter Strzok is INBOX and Lisa Page is OUTBOX Continue reading

09:49

BREAKING=> Strzok Called Bill? and Relayed Information During 2016 Campaign While Investigating Hillary (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Senator Chuck Grasslys office released a stunning text message today between lovebirds Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page during the 2016 election.

Strzok was the lead investigator on the Hillary Clinton email scandal.

Lisa Page was a top FBI attorney.

Peter Strzok and his lover Page exchanged this message in February 2016:

Page: One more thing: she might be our next president. The last thing you need us going in there loaded for bear. You think shes going to remember or care that it was more doj than fbi?

Strzok: Agreed. I called Bill and relayed what we discussed. He agrees. I will email you and [redacted] same.[2]

UPDATE: It could have been Strzok was referring to E. W. Bill Priestap who was his boss at the time and assistant director of counter intelligence.

What this shows is they was no impartial investigation.  These partisans were not interested in getting the truth.  They were interested in keeping their jobs if Hillary Clinton won.

This reveals stunning corruption in the FBI.

FBN spoke about the new email on Thursday

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09:17

IG Michael Horowitz Informs Grassley, Goodlatte and Nunes of FBI Text Recovery The Last Refuge

Always remember the batting order: Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes was first up; closely coordinating with Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (2nd up); closely coordinating with House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (3rd up); all of them coordinating with the DOJ Continue reading

08:13

Despite Liberalizing Marijuana Laws, the War on Drugs Still Targets People of Color The Intercept

Police are viewed in an area which has witnessed an explosion in the use of K2 or 'Spice', a synthetic marijuana drug, in East Harlem on Sept. 16, 2015 in New York.

08:08

EPA Orders Testing for GenX Contamination Near Chemours Plant in West Virginia The Intercept

The Environmental Protection Agency has asked Chemours to test water near its plant in West Virginia for the presence of the chemical GenX. In a January 11 letter to Andrew Hartten, Chemours principal project manager for corporate remediation, Kate McManus, acting director of the EPAs water protection division, noted that GenX has already been detected in three on-site production wells and one on-site drinking water well at the companys factory in West Virginia, which is known as Washington Works.

McManus also referred to GenX contamination near the Chemours factory in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where DuPont and its spinoff Chemours dumped approximately 200,000 pounds of GenX into the Cape Fear River since 1980, according to Detlef Knappe, a North Carolina State University professor who has studied the contamination. In that time, more than 200,000 people have been exposed to GenX in their drinking water.

EPA is concerned that drinking water wells in the vicinity of the Washington Works facility may similarly be contaminated by GenX, the letter explained.

DuPont introduced GenX in 2009 to replace PFOA, also known as C8, a chemical it had used for decades in North Carolina, West Virginia, and other locations to make Teflon and other products. Like GenX, PFOA escaped the West Virginia plant and seeped into local drinking water. The contamination and the fact that DuPont executives knew about it and hid their knowledge set off a mammoth class-action suit, which DuPont settled for $671 million.

PFOA, which has been associated with cancers, autoimmune diseases, hormonal dysfunction, and other health problems, was phased out of use in the U.S. in 2015. Though DuPont presented GenX as a safer alternative to PFOA, the chemical has been associated with some of the same health problems, as The Intercept reported in 2016.

Attorney Robert Bilott has been asking the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to provide information on the use and release of GenX at the Parkersburg plant for more than a year. In a November 28 letter to the agency, Bilott noted that at least some of the GenX materials at issue in North Carolina...

08:00

The Trump Slump Is Costing The U.S. Thousands Of Jobs And Billions Of Dollars In The Tourism Industry DownWithTyranny!




I started traveling out of the U.S. while I was still a kid. I was just a teenager when my girlfriend and I decided to hitchhike from Long Island to the North Pole. We only got as far as Montreal... but we loved it. The following summer my pal Bob and I hitchhiked to Mexico City. Fantastic. And when I graduated from college, it was only $100 to fly to Luxembourg if you stopped for at least a night in Iceland. My girlfriend and I met a couple of teachers on the plane who were planning a week-long excursion, driving around the island and we joined them. Then we went to Luxembourg, Germany, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco and England. The travel bug was not sated. When Margin went back to the U.S. to finish school, I set off in my VW van across Europe, adding Austria, Hungary what was then Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal to the list of countries I had been through-- before settling down in Holland for a few years-- and taking vacations in Sweden, Finland, Greece, France and Morocco. Since then I'vebeen to over 100 countries. I still love travel. Roland and I just got back from Thailand and we brought our friend David-- his first trip there-- who got attacked by a monkey who broke his shoulder and fractured a bunch of toes. Here's the culprit:


The Thai monkey that got David

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07:38

President Trump Holds Bilateral Meeting With Prime Minister Netanyahu at Davos The Last Refuge

For the first time since announcing the intent to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, President Trump and his friend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The global dynamic of Continue reading

07:23

COURTLAND SYKES: MOST PIGGISH REPUBLICAN EVER OR BEST POLITICAL PERFORMANCE ARTIST EVER? No More Mister Nice Blog

This story is getting a lot of attention:

Republican U.S. Senate candidate for Missouri Courtland Sykes blasted womens rights this week.

In a statement posted to Facebook on Tuesday, Sykes said that he had been asked if he supports womens rights.

I want to come home to a home cooked dinner every night at six, Sykes said, referring to demands he makes of his girlfriend. One that she fixes and one that I expect one day to have daughters learn to fix after they become traditional homemakers and family wives.

According to Sykes, feminists push an agenda that they made up to suit their own nasty snake-filled heads.

The candidate said that he hoped his daughters do not grow up to be career obsessed banshees who forgo home life and children and the happiness of family to become nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she devils who shriek from the top of a thousand tall buildings they are [SIC] think they could have leaped in a single bound had men not been suppressing them. Its just nuts.
I'm seeing a lot of outrage, understandably:




But it's quite possible that this is an elaborate stunt. Back in October, shortly after Sykes declared his candidacy the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...

07:11

Pennsylvania Keeps All Death-Row Inmates in Solitary Confinement. The ACLU Calls That Unconstitutional. The Intercept

A view of a cell at San Quentin State Prison's death row adjustment center on August 15, 2016 in San Quentin, California.

07:00

Watch My Second Live YouTube Stream of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Today at 5PM EST Matt Forney

This afternoon, Ill be hosting a live YouTube stream where I play the classic PC game Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, take your questions, and discuss other topics on my mind. The show will begin at 5pm EST (4pm CST/2pm PST).

You can watch the stream when it starts by using the window below, or you can click here to watch it on YouTube and join the chat. You can also use the window below to watch a recording of the stream after it ends.

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Read Next: Watch My Live YouTube Stream of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Tonight at 7PM EST

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06:14

Lula responsvel, com Dilma, por incrementar o estado policial que se volta contra ele The Intercept

Apoiadores de Lula o comparam a Rafael Braga, nico preso e condenado durante as manifestaes de 2013, exatamente contra o PT

05:46

Saint Corbyn? by William Bowles Dandelion Salad

by William Bowles Writer, Dandelion Salad Investigating Imperialism London, England January 25, 2018 Its interesting reading comments on the essays I write that get published around the world on various websites (at least those that permit comments) regarding Jeremy Corbyn. What appears to generate the most ire are my views on Jeremy Corbyn and the []

05:30

Blackout: Major progressive web sites omit report that Starbucks is giving raises as result of GOP tax cut Fellowship of the Minds

Yesterday at 5:09 am Reuters reported that Starbucks was going to give raises to employees. From the story: Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) will use some of the savings from the new U.S. corporate tax cuts to give domestic employees pay raises, Continue reading

05:11

"Who Lost Turkey?" - The U.S.-Kurdish Project In Syria Endangers NATO Moon of Alabama

Back in the 1950s the U.S. political sphere was poisoned by a groundless smear campaign against country-experts in the State Department who were identified as those who lost China. If the Trump administration proceeds on its current course we may...

05:02

Gandhi on Cultural Appropriation bensozia

I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be closed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible.

one of the quotations carved on the Gandhi statue on Massachusetts Avenue in Washington

04:37

Trump Administration Weighs Whether to Extend Protections for Thousands of Syrians The Intercept

People look at the damage in the aftermath of an explosion at a base for Asian jihadists in a rebel-held area of the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on January 8, 2018.

04:23

Dutch police confiscate clothing/jewelry from poor-looking young people Fellowship of the Minds

Caroline Mortimer reports for the UK Independent, Jan. 20, 2018, that police in Rotterdam have launched a new pilot program of confiscating expensive clothing and bling from young people if they look too poor to own them. Rotterdam is a city Continue reading

04:13

Psalm 112 and Fearlessness Fellowship of the Minds

No theological doctoral thesis here, just a sharing of some wonderful promises. And the key is the fear of the Lord, which seems to be the condition required for receiving the psalms promised benefits. Psalm 112 Praise the Lord. Blessed are Continue reading

04:03

Growing Calls for President Trump to Read Explosive FISA Memo During State of Union Address The Gateway Pundit

There is a massive scandal brewing at the top ranks of Americas premier law enforcement agency.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) prepared a four-page explosive memo recently, based on classified material that purportedly lays out what the FBI and others did to corrupt the 2016 election.

According to Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) and others, the memo is deeply disturbing.

The memo needs to be released to the public.
The US public has a right to know about the entrenched corruption in the FBI.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) huddled together Saturday to discuss a never-before-used procedure for releasing the shocking FISA abuse memo.

Now there are growing calls for President Trump to read the explosive memo during his State of the Union Address on Tuesday.

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04:00

Do Trump Voters See Government Allowing Payday Lenders To Rip Off Consumers For Bribes As Swampy? DownWithTyranny!


When Trump voters went to the polls, how many of them were voting to end the rules to keep blood-sucking payday lenders from ripping them off? Probably not many-- but that's what they're getting. As you know, Trump appointed OMB director Mick Mulvaney acting head of the CFPB-- the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Neither Trump nor Mulvaney has any interest whatsoever in protecting consumers and Mulvaney has moved quickly and forcefully to wreck the CFPB from within. Last week James Elmore from the Palm Beach Post pointed at how Mulvaney is working to destroy all the regulations that have kept the payday lenders from stealing borrowers blind. Elmore wrote that "A consumer agency taken over by an appointee of President Donald Trump who took more than $62,000 in contributions from payday lenders while in Congress said it will suspend landmark rules aimed at alleged predatory abuses in that industry." It's only fair to mention that the payday lending scams in Florida were also supported by 3 extremely corrupt congressmembers who also took massive bribes from the industry-- particularly Alcee Hastings, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Patrick Murphy.)
Florida consumers paid more than $2.5 billion in fees that amounted to an average 278 percent annual interest rate on payday loans over a decade, groups calling for regulatory changes said in 2016.

...As a Congressman, Mick Mulvaney took thousands of dollars from the payday industry, said Karl Frisch, executive director of Washington, D.C. -based Allied Progress. Now, as acting director of the CFPB, he is returning the favor by sabotaging these important protections that would have guarded against predatory lenders and protected struggling consumers from falling into the cycles of debt with sky-high interest rates.
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03:54

Senior Israeli Official Mocked for Bizarre Claim That Detained Palestinian Teen Is a Paid Actor The Intercept

Michael Oren, right, with former Senator Joe Lieberman at a book party for Oren's memoir, "Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide," in New York in 2015.

03:45

LIKE A BOSS=> In Davos, Trump Asked if He Will Be Received Well, Responds, I Already Am. Look (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

LIKE A BOSS.
President Trump arrived in Davos, Switzerland today to great fanfare.

Asked if he would be received well, he joked, I already am. Look.

Boom!

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03:34

Harvards Endowment Is Profiting From Puerto Ricos Debt as the Islands Schools Face Crippling Cuts The Intercept

Members of the Puerto Rican diaspora have joined student activists and financial reform groups in a weeklong campaign to target university endowments profiting from Puerto Rican debt.

At Harvard University on Wednesday, the coalition called on the institutions $37 billion endowment, the worlds largest, to divest from its $2 billion commitment with the Baupost Group. In October, The Intercept identified Baupost, a Boston-based hedge fund managed by billionaire Seth Klarman, as a large holder of one type of Puerto Rican debt. The fund had been hiding $911 million in COFINA bonds, a debt instrument backed by sales tax receipts, through a shell corporation named Decagon Holdings.

A disclosure last week from the COFINA bondholders said that Bauposts investment had increased to $931 million. Klarman has consistently dismissed cries for debt cancellation for Puerto Rico, saying the island would be better off in the long run repaying its debts. Baupost bought the bonds on the cheap and would reap a huge payday if paid back at face value.

Klarman is a major GOP donor and supporter of the charter school movement; he is also an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump.

Bearing a large banner reading Harvard Divest from Baupost, hundreds of activists marched at Harvard Yard on Wednesday. Members of the Harvard Student Labor Action Movement participated in the protest, along with union groups, community organizers affiliated with the Center for Popular Democracy, and anti-hedge fund activists with the coalition Hedge Clippers.

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03:34

Gostou de nossa cobertura do caso Trplex do Lula? Odiou? Vem debater! The Intercept

2018 comeou com um dos fatos polticos do ano. Em Porto Alegre, um tribunal de apelao julgou o caso conhecido como Trplex do Lula. O ex-presidente tinha poucas esperanas de reverter a condenao de 9 anos e meio dada a ele em primeira instncia. Piorou: teve a pena aumentada para 12 anos e um ms e corre riscos de ser preso e ficar inelegvel em uma eleio que, at agora, lidera as pesquisas com folga. Preparamos uma cobertura intensa. Queramos tratar no somente do rame-rame poltico e judicirio do varejo da notcia, mas mostrar as histrias laterais, as consequncias reais. Conseguimos?

Hoje pela manh, com a redao reunida, fizemos um balano de todo o trabalho. Agora estamos aqui para conversar com vocs. Estaremos on-line na caixa de comentrios desta matria pelas prximas duas horas (quinta-feira s 15 horas at s 17h). Sintam-se livres para qualquer confronto (um pouco de educao desejvel). Se quiserem respostas de algum em particular, citem a arroba.

Quem est respondendo: Glenn, Demori, Andrew, Anna, Ruben, Helena, Dani, Ju, Emilio.

Relembre o que demos:

 

03:24

In Davos, Trump Warns Palestinians: Work With US or Face Cash Cuts (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

President Donald Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today in Davos, Switzerlan.

Netanyahu was very appreciative to President Trump for keeping his promise to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.

After the brief meeting the president was asked about Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbass recent attacks on Trump and his family.

The president warned the Palestinians to start working with the US or face cuts in US aid.

President Trump: Uh, No I didnt really read his remarks personally. I think Im probably better off not seeing them, but weve done a lot for them, and hopefully theyre going to make peace for their people. You know what, its many years of killing people, its many years of killing each other. They have to be tired and disgusted of it. Lets see what happens. I think eventually, very sound minds, I hope sound minds are going to prevail. And it would be a great achievement to mine that said it from day one if we could make peace between Israel and the Palestinians if we do that I would consider that one of our truly great achievements, but the money is on the table. You know the money was never on the table I tell you up front. We give them tremendous amounts, hundreds of millions of dollars a year that money is on the table because why should we do that as a country if theyre doing nothing for us and what we want to do for them has helped them. We want to create peace and save lives and well see what happens, well see what happens. But the money is on the table. Thank you very much!

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03:15

Florida Officials Deny Operation PUSH Is Ongoing, Even As They Retaliate Against Prisoners Shadowproof

UPDATE JAN 25, 1:40PM EAST: This post has been updated to include excerpts from a letter Kevin Rashid Johnson wrote detailing his mistreatment in retaliation for writing an article about Operation PUSH.

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Kevin Rashid Johnson, an activist and intellectual incarcerated at Florida State Prison, was charged with inciting or attempting to incite a riot five days before a nonviolent prison labor strike and boycott known as Operation PUSH.

A disciplinary report filed on January 10 states Warden Barry Reddish sent an article Johnson wrote about Operation PUSH and a series of other articles on the action to an administrative lieutenant. The article made numerous allegations of mistreatment of inmates at Florida state prison and proclaims Florida to be the worst prison system of the four various states [where] hes been incarcerated.

It does not specify which passages specifically incited a riot and at no point does Johnsons article include a call to action.

In an emergency note Johnson sent to his lawyers on January 19, he alleged Florida Department of Correction (FDC) officials tortured him.

Am being literally tortured in retaliation for article on prison strike and conditions *by the warden*, Johnson wrote. No heat. Cell like *outside*, temp in 30s. Toilet doesnt work. Window to outside doesnt close and cold air blowing in cell.

Its daytime and so cold can barely write, he wrote.

His supporters fear for his life and are asking members of the public to call Florida State Prison and demand they move him to a safer cell immediately.

Nowhere is anyone told to do anything, Johnson wrote in response to the riot charge. It is only a piece of journalism, which is constitutionally protected exercise of speech and press. Also FDC prisoners have no internet access, so how is something published online inciting prisoners?

Johnsons article runs through the demands and motivations behind Operation PUSH. He describes slave labor conditions, violence and abuse, and a lack of medical care in the Florida system, connecting these conditions to the establishment of the states first penitentiary just three years after slavery was abolished for all with the ratification of the 13th Amendment (excluding those convicted of felonies).

He uses his own experiences over the last six...

02:30

Make it stop: Obese model goes nude for female empowerment Fellowship of the Minds

Feminism is not a girls friend. There is nothing, absolutely nothing, positive or empowering about being obese. Tess Holliday is a model who is 55 and weighs 260 pounds, according to bodymeasurements.org.  Per the CDC BMI calculator, her BMI is Continue reading

01:58

Trump Official Tells Critics at Davos: Those Who Do Not Want to Listen to Trump Can Leave (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao arrived in Davos, Switzerland a day before President Trumps arrival on Thursday.

During a breakout conference Chao told Trump critics if they did not want to listen to the American president they could leave.

The Hill reported:

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Wednesday that critics who dont want to listen to President Trump when he attends the World Economic Forums annual meeting in Davos this week can leave.

Davos should feel very flattered that he has chosen this as a forum, Chao said at a panel discussion, according to Politico. Those who dont want to listen to him can leave.

When Trump travels to the Swiss Alpine resort town this week, he will become the first U.S. president in nearly two decades to attend the World Economic Forum, a gathering of powerful finance and business officials largely considered aligned with the free trade and globalism that Trump and his aides have derided.

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But Chao defended his decision to attend, saying on Wednesday that the president was doing so in order to engage world leaders on issues of economic importance, Politico reported.

The last U.S. president to participate in the gathering in Davos was Bill Clinton, who attended in 2000.

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01:29

Trump Is Swarmed as He Arrives in Davos Says He Brings Peace (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

President Trump arrived in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday to a heros welcome.

The president was swarmed when he arrived at the Swiss globalist conference.

Reporters asked him what his message will be at Davos this year.
The president answered, Peace.

Via journalist Stephane Grand:

Peace and Prosperity

President Trump lifted a copy of God and Donald Trump at the conference hall.

Whos the boss.

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01:21

It begins: Trump DOJ goes after sanctuary cities/states Fellowship of the Minds

Part of presidential candidate Donald Trumps platform on illegal immigration includes his opposition to sanctuary jurisdictions (cities, counties and states), on which he has not wavered. President Trumps most recent statement on that subject was his weekly address on December Continue reading

01:08

Home Depot Latest US Corporation to Announce Trump Tax Cut Bonuses The Gateway Pundit

Home Depot is the latest US corporation to announce Trump tax cut bonuses to their employees.

241 COMPANIES HAVE NOW ANNOUNCED BONUSES TO EMPLOYEES THANKS TO THE TRUMP TAX CUTS

Over 2 million US employees will receive bonuses or raises this year thanks to the Trump tax cuts.

Home Depot sent out this announcement on Thursday morning.

Today, as a result of the recent tax reform bill and in appreciation for continued excellent customer service, we are pleased to announce that all U.S. hourly associates will receive a one-time bonus of up to $1,000 based on tenure.

This bonus will be paid during the first full week of February and is in addition to the companys normal Success Sharing bonuses.

Please join me in thanking hourly associates across the company for their hard work and dedication to taking care of our customers and making us the #1 home improvement retailer in the world.

The Disney Corporation announced Tuesday it is offering $1,000 bonus checks to 125,000 employees and contribute to an education program for employees.

According to FOX Business Network 241 companies have now announced tax cut bonuses to their employees.

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01:08

IN IMITATION OF THEIR RUSSIAN MASTERS? No More Mister Nice Blog

CNN reports that demands for the release of Devin Nunes's secret memo about the FBI originated from some suspicious Twitter accounts:

The viral hashtag campaign #ReleaseTheMemo appears to have been driven at least in part by a swarm of Twitter accounts set up in the past week, a CNN analysis has found.

More than 1,000 accounts that were set up between Thursday -- when the hashtag first appeared -- and Sunday night have tweeted the hashtag. 460 of those were what are known as "egg accounts," accounts that don't even have a profile picture. About 200 of the accounts had sent only four or fewer tweets by Sunday night, with at least one of those featuring the #ReleaseTheMemo hashtag.
Right now your thoughts are probably turning to Russia. A few days ago, Business Insider's Natasha Bertrand told us this:
#ReleaseTheMemo is the top-trending hashtag among Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations, according to Hamilton 68, a website launched last year that says it tracks Russian propaganda in near-real time....

Bret Schafer, a communications coordinator at the German Marshall Fund's Alliance for Securing Democracy who tracks the Hamilton 68 accounts, said he "certainly can't remember" the last time the researchers had seen a topic "promoted to this level" by the Russia-linked bots and trolls.
But then a Daily Beast report cast doubt on that story:
... a knowledgeable source says that Twitters internal analysis has thus far found that authentic American accounts, and not Russian imposters or automated bots, are driving #ReleaseTheMemo. There are no preliminary indications that the Twitter activity either driving the hashtag or engaging with it is either predominantly Russian.

In short, according to this source, who would not speak to The Daily Beast for attribution, the retweets are coming from inside the country.

The source pointed to influential American users on the right, including Donald Trump Jr., with his 2.49 million followers, pushing the hashtag forward. Its become a favorite of far-right Republican congressmen, including Steve King, who claimed the still-secret memo shows the FBI was behaving worse than Watergate in one viral tweet. Mark Meadows called it an absolutely shocking display of FISA abuses, referr...

01:06

Can Pelosi and Hoyer Kill The Wave? DownWithTyranny!


The most recent state legislative election was in a state House district southeast of Pittsburgh, in a blueish district where the longtime Representative Marc Gergely (D) was convicted for being part of an illegal gambling ring and forced to resign. Tuesday, voters were not enthusiastic about going to the polls and just 11% of registered voted bothered. But Republicans were more dispirited and unenthusiastic than Democrats. The results-- reflective of a building wave cycle-- were stunning. House District 35-- McKeesport and much of the Monongahela Valley, had gone for Hillary in 2016, convincingly but not overwhelmingly. She won the district 58-39%. More to the point, the state House incumbent, Gergely beat Fawn Montgomery, his Republican challenger on the same day 62.5% to 37.5%, Tuesday, Fawn gave it another try in the open seat and faced Austin Davis, an African-American first-time candidate, The wave is lapping the district strong enough already to give him a massive 74-26% victory.

Republicans didn't show up to vote. Democrats should be worrying about Democrats also not showing up to vote. Like I said, the turnout, in the same week, Schumer offered to fully fund building Truump's wall and then he and Pelosi gave the Republicans enough Democrats in both Houses of Congress to pass the Republican agenda to throw DREAMers under-- or onto-- the bus. In the House 45 Democrats, primarily Blue Dogs and New Dems from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party-- all the regular suspects from Ami Bera (New Dem-CA), Sanford Bishop (Blue Dog-GA) and Cheri Bustos (Blue Dog-IL) to Josh Gottheimer (Blue Dog-NJ), Dan Lipinski (Blue Dog-IL), Stephanie Murphy (Blue Dog-FL), Kathleen Rice (New Dem-NY) and Kyrsten Sinema (Blue Dog_AZ) were delighted to do it. And in the Senate the aisle crossers were Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Jones (D-AL), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Claire McCaskill (D-Maddow)...

01:00

Hillary Clinton, the Alt-Right, and the Globalist Cthulhu Matt Forney

NOTE: This article was originally published at Right On on August 31, 2016. Im re-posting it here as the site is now defunct.

Hillary Clintons speech attacking the alt-Right wasnt simply about naming her enemies: its the start of her outreach to spurned cuckservatives. She hopes to forge a globalist alliance to shut down nationalism once and for all.

Twas the night before Hillarys alt-Right speech when all thro the house, not a creature was stirring, not even Pepe the Frog. Then we ran down to the Christmas tree and unwrapped our presents only to find that we got sweaters. The Lizard Queen was expected to deliver a fiery Two Minutes Hate for the benefit of Americas Pravda media and the chattering classes, complete with denunciations of figures like Mike Cernovich, Richard Spencer and the like. Instead, we got a toothless retread of the same themes shes been hammering for a year, the only addition being her recitation of Milo Yiannopoulos headlines.

Make no mistake: tactically, Hillarys speech attacking the alternative Right was a massive failure. Its clear that the reason it was delayed for nearly two hours was because her handlers realized that giving publicity to her enemies was a bad idea, so they rewrote the speech at the last minute. The result was a lame mishmash of platitudes and bromides that pleased no one, aside from the stenographers in the MSM. Alt-Righters watched the speech and went, Thats IT?, while normies were driven to Google us to find out what were about. (For example, the live show I did on Hillarys speech is now one of the most viewed videos on my YouTube channel.)

Strategically, however, Hillary has laid the groundwork for an anti-nationalist alliance, hoping to isolate the alt-Right and ensure permanent globalist dominance.

Credit goes to Radixs Hannibal Bateman for calling it first. Hillarys speech specifically delineated the differences between the alt-Right and good Republicans (aka cuckservatives). She specifically named Bob Dole, John McCain, and George W. Bushtwo losers and a president whose incompetence directly led to the rise of Obama and the Leftas the kinds of Republicans she admired and wished were still dominant. The message is clear: Hillary wants cucks to join her in her fight against us nasty White supreme-ists.

Theyve been drifting in that direction already. Neocons such as Robert Kagan...

00:32

Conservative Heritage Foundation Rates Trumps First Year Better Than Reagans The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Joe Hoft

News Flash to Conservatives in the Republican Party According to the Heritage Foundation President Trump did an amazing job in his first year in office even better than conservative and American icon President Ronald Reagan!

The New York Times reported that the conservative Heritage Foundation ranks President Trump as doing even better than conservative icon President Ronald Reagan in the first year of his Presidency

The Trump administration has pursued policies that have hewed remarkably close to the recommendations of a leading conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation, which found in a new review that nearly two-thirds of its ideas had been carried out or embraced by the White House over the past year.

Not one to dwell on the details of governing, President Trump has shown a considerable degree of deference to groups within the conservative movement like Heritage, leading to a rightward shift in social, environmental, immigration and foreign policy.

The results, Heritage found in its review, exceeded even the first year of Ronald Reagans presidency, whose tenure has long been the conservative gold standard.

The Times continued that as the horrible Obama years came to an end

Heritage began developing in 2016 a list of 334 policy prescriptions that a new Republican administration could adopt. It included a variety of actions, like reimposing work requirements for welfare recipients, ending the program that shields young immigrants brought here illegally as children, withdrawing from the Paris climate accord and eliminating certain gender identity protections.

Heritage said that 64 percent of those items were enacted by the administration either through executive order or another means of enforcement, or included in Mr. Trumps budget, which has not been voted on by Congress.

In Reagans first year, only 49 percent of Heritages wish list items were embraced by the president or enacted. At the time, Heritage identified a familiar problem for why the administrations policies were wanting. In almost every federal agency,...

00:01

FIRST LEAK=> FISA Memo Officially Names James Comey, Andrew McCabe & Rod Rosenstein The Gateway Pundit

Former FBI Director James Comey, bureau Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein are officially named in the shocking FISA abuse memo, reports the Daily Beast.  

The Daily Beast reports:

A controversial Republican memo alleging surveillance abuse specifically names FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein along with former FBI Director James Comey.

Capitol Hill sources on both sides of the aisle say the memos release is only a matter of time. And when it comes out, these current and former officials all GOP btes noires are likely to face even more criticism from the right over their involvement in FBI counterintelligence work.

Republicans, including Trump himself, have spent months attacking McCabe and Comey while special counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating Team Trumps connections to the Kremlin. Rosenstein put that probe in placea move Trump has derided as a witch hunt. []

Rep. Chris Collins, a New York Republican, told The Daily Beast that Nunes has told Republicans his staff spent months putting the memo together.

The Daily Beasts report comes amid the Sessions Justice Department calling on House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) to allow the FBI to review the memo to ensure its release will not harm national security.

While on the face on it, the Justice Departments request is both logical and prudent. However, once in possession of the memo, which is likely to expose the role of top level FBI and Justice Department officials in using the Steele dossier to obtain FISA spy warrants, what do you think bureau officials will do? Wage a fierce PR campaign against it and the Republican lawmakers who demand the memo to be released.

The first leak is confirmation of what Republican lawmakers have been hinting to the press for over a week.

During an appearance on CNNs morning show New Day Friday, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) told host Chris Cuomo  that the essence of the shocking, FISA abuse memo centers around whether or not the FBI and Justi...

Thursday, 25 January

23:30

Seattle has a solution to their homelessness crisis: A 75-person task force Fellowship of the Minds

The city of Seattle has a major homelessness problem. Its so bad that the former disgraced homosexual mayor, Ed Murray, declared a State of Emergency on November 2, 2015. From my blog post in April 2017: In 2016, the King Continue reading

22:30

Two Months After U.S. Invaded Afghanistan, Donald Rumsfeld Asked What Languages Are Spoken There The Intercept

Roughly two months after the start of U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan, then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was still unsure about which languages were spoken in the country and asked aides to provide him a report on the subject. That and other revelations come from a collection of hundreds of Rumsfelds communications released Wednesday by the National Security Archive, a research center based at George Washington University.

In a November 29, 2001 memo written by Rumsfeld and addressed to aide Larry Di Rita, titled simply Languages, Rumsfeld asked to be given a paper showing the languages spoken in Afghanistan, broken down by the percentage of the population that spoke them. Di Rita provided him the list in a subsequent communication.

The Languages memo is part of a roughly 900-page tranche of Rumsfelds memos released after a five-year Freedom of Information Act fight by the National Security Archive. Following a FOIA lawsuit filed by the archive, the government agreed to release a total of roughly 59,000 pages of memos in monthly tranches. The first group of memos contains many of Rumsfelds notorious short internal memoranda, known colloquially as snowflakes, which were written in the months before and after the September 11 attacks.

The memos are generally terse requests for information addressed to various aides and officials, as well as complaints about Pentagon bureaucracy and technical systems. Some are vaguely humorous, such as one dated October 27, 2001 that contains information on the correct pronunciation of the words Islam and Muslim, stating that they should not be pronounced as Izlam or Muzzlum. In that memo, Rumsfeld seems to ask an aide to look into whether the suggested pronunciations are correct and, if so, to inform then-President George W. Bush and the Pentagon.

I have a feeling we are going to have to make our case on anything we do after Afghanistan.

Other memos are more suggestive of the administrations strategic thinking in the months following the attacks, including with regard to preparing for military operations in Iraq. In one memo addressed to then-Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz on Decembe...

20:47

Why Europe Must Reject U.S. Blackmail Over Iran's Nuclear Agreement - An Update Moon of Alabama

The Trump administration has threatened to end the nuclear deal with Iran. In our last post we argued in detail that the attempt of the European 3, the United Kingdom, France and Germany, to soothe Trump by condemning Iran's ballistic...

19:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!


-by Noah

Dateline: Undisclosed Location-

Vice President Mike Pence was presented with his own personal, giant monogrammed dildo today. As he wept with revealing excitement and joy, it was hard to hear his words of thanks but, we at DWT have some ideas about what he may have said as he expressed his gratitude. Feel free to choose any or all from the following possibilities of "best words":

1. Thank you so much! I can't wait to show mother!

2. How did you know?

3. This is the stuff of my dreams!

4. Gosh, I'm not sure it will fit in my closet.

5. Donald will be so jealous!

6. At least I won't have to pay it $130,000.

The giant monogramed dildo was made for the Vice President by Monsanto's Screw the World division. Plans have already been announced for a Kellyanne Conway limited, numbered edition and an extra small dildo pendant and necklace set in fools gold for Senor Trumpanzee. Rumors that Stephen Miller will be getting a double-header model wearing a KKK hood & sheet ensemble were unconfirmed at press time.

19:00

Vivemos no mundo da servido por dvida The Intercept

Ao longo do ltimo ano, experimentamos todos uma sensao de vertigem poltica. Parte disso, claro, decorre do fato de o atual presidente dos Estados Unidos ser Donald Trump e de ele estar constantemente encadeando um absurdo no outro, normalmente quando a gente mal comea a debater sobre o primeiro.

Estamos correndo o tempo todo, e fica difcil tomar p de onde estamos e onde estivemos. Poder parar e olhar para as coisas de uma perspectiva mais ampla se torna um luxo quase inacessvel. Isso ter srias consequncias. Estamos sofrendo alteraes em nossos crebros, na forma como processamos as notcias e as informaes, nos nossos conceitos de resistncia e tirania. J vivemos em uma sociedade que no estuda sua prpria histria a histria nua e crua , e muitas vezes os acontecimentos em curso so analisados num vcuo que raramente inclui o contexto histrico necessrio para compreender o que novidade, o que antigo e como chegamos at aqui.

Ns nos alienamos da nossa realidade e do nosso trabalho.

No momento em que Trump comemora seu primeiro ano de mandato em meio a manifestaes contrrias a seu governo em vrias partes dos EUA, o acadmico marxista David Harvey aceitou o convite para uma entrevista para o podcast Intercepted, de The Intercept. Harvey um dos principais pensadores marxistas da atualidade, uma autoridade na principal obra de Marx, O Capital, que completou 150 anos no fim de 2017. Ele professor benemrito de Antropologia e Geografia na City University de Nova York e um pioneiro da geografia moderna. Acaba de lanar o livro Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason [Marx, Capital e a Loucura da Razo Econmica, ainda sem traduo no Brasil].

Abaixo, o udio completo em ingls e uma verso traduzida e editada da conversa.

Assine o podcast Intercepted [em ingls] nas plataformas Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayStitcherRadio Public, e outras.

 

Jeremy Scahill: Professor, bem-vindo ao Intercepted.

David Harvey: Obrigado.

JS: Para comear, fiquei curioso depois de ler seu livro: como chegamos a Trump? Quais fatores levaram ascenso de Trump Casa Branca?

DH: Eu resumiria em...

16:20

January 25th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #371 The Last Refuge

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

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Thursday January 25th Open Thread The Last Refuge

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

16:00

Contest Coming-- Help Tim Canova Pick The Prize DownWithTyranny!




One of the ways Blue America helps the candidates we endorse is by donating rock'n'roll memorabilia from my old days as a music business executive. We're going to do one with Tim Canova next. He's running for the Broward/Miami-Dade seat that Debbie Wasserman Schultz appears to have stolen last cycle. So gave him the choice of a bunch of platinum awards rear were given to me personally. Here's the e-mail Tim sent his supporters yesterday:
I am excited to report that Blue America-- a fearless progressive grassroots group and the first to endorse us against Debbie Wasserman Schultz-- will give away an original platinum album to help support our campaign.

The only problem is that we have not yet decided which album to raffle off to our supporters!  The choices are hit albums by Erasure, Chris Isaak, and Barenaked Ladies. But were leaving that decision up to all of you!

Please let us know by sometime this Friday, January 26th which is your choice of album to be raffled off:
Barenaked Ladies - GORDON (1992)
        Debut studio album with such classic hits, "If I Had $1,000,000,"
          "Be My Yoko Ono" and "Brian Wilson"

  Chris Issak - FOREVER BLUE (1995)
        Nominated for a Best Rock Album Grammy in 1996
        Hit songs: "Somebody's Crying" and "Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing"

  Erasure - THE INNOCENTS (1988)
        Hit songs: "A Little Respect," "Chains of Love"...

15:58

Stanford Students Call For Resignation of Antifa-Linked Professor The Gateway Pundit

Several Stanford University student groups are calling for the resignation of a professor with ties to the far-left, extremist group Antifa.

The groups are calling for the university professor to either resign or cut ties with the Antifascist student group he founded.

Students with the Stanford Review, as well as the Stanford College Republicans, both assert that any professor involved with a group like Antifa is completely and wholly unacceptable. In a Facebook post the Stanford College Republicans said as much noting their disgust at Professor David Palumbo-Lius involvement as a ring-leader within Antifa.

Palumbo-Liu was named Stanfords most radical professor in a piece by the Stanford Review two years back, which went to great lengths detailing his involvement in anti-Israel action.

The College Fix reports:

They also highlight Palumbo-Lius involvement within the Antifascist movement, most notably emphasizing the organization that he and Purdue University professor, Bill Mullen, co-founded, the Campus Antifascist Network, which the piece said is undeniably a chapter of a terrorist group.

When asked via email by The College Fix if he would like to address the op-ed, Palumbo-Liu responded by saying, simple answer: no.

Stanford University did not respond to multiple requests for comment on this situation from The College Fix.
The CAN website states its aim is to bring people together to stem the rise of fascism, whether proudly displayed in hateful exclusionary slogans and posters, or disguised as free speech. To fight fascism, CAN plans to mass counter-mobilizations and broad-based coalitions as key to the fight against these forces.

Read more here.

The post...

15:24

Dirty Cop Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok Coordinated to Blindside General Flynn The Gateway Pundit

The fix was in.

A new report reveals a scheduler to then-National Security Advisor General Flynn received a phone call from Deputy Director Andrew McCabes office to set up Flynns January 24 interview with Strzok.

McCabe and Strzok worked in coordination to take out General Flynn.

The DOJ is in the process of retrieving Strzoks missing text messages he sent his mistress Bureau lawyer Lisa Page. Some of the text messages bubbling up to the surface were sent at the exact same time Strzok interviewed General Flynn. It will be interesting to see just how evil these FBI agents were as they plotted to remove Trump administration officials.

Excerpt from NBC News:

Two people familiar with the matter said Trump was unaware that Flynn had spoken with the FBI until two days after the interview took place. An attorney for Flynn did not respond to a request for comment on this story.

A brief phone call from the office of Andrew McCabe, the deputy FBI director, to a scheduler for Flynn on Jan. 24 set the interview in motion, according to people familiar with the matter. The scheduler was told the FBI wanted to speak with Flynn later that day, these people said, and the meeting was placed on Flynns schedule. The scheduler didnt ask the reason for the meeting, and the FBI didnt volunteer it, one person familiar with the matter said.

Later that day, two FBI agents arrived at the White House to speak with Flynn. A lawyer for the National Security Council typically would be informed of such a meeting and be present for it, one person familiar with the procedures said. But that didnt happen in this instance, and Flynn didnt include his own personal lawyer, two people said. He met with the two federal agents alone, according to these people.

No one knew that any of this was happening, said another senior White House official who was there at the time.

Apparently it was not clear to Flynn that this was about his personal conduct, another White House official said. So he didnt think of bringing his own lawyer.

Trump-hating FBI agent Peter Strzok ambushed General Flynn and intervie...

15:05

Report: DOJ Has Found and Is Recovering Missing FBI Text Messages The Last Refuge

According to a Fox News exclusive report the Department of Justice has found the missing text messages between Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Attorney Lisa Page, and is in the process of recovering them. (FOX NEWS) Fox News Sean Hannity Continue reading

15:01

A Conspiracy of Silence LewRockwell

During the past three weeks, Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law vast new powers for the NSA and the FBI to spy on innocent Americans and selectively to pass on to law enforcement the fruits of that spying.

Those fruits can now lawfully include all fiber-optic data transmitted to or in the United States, such as digital recordings of all landline and mobile telephone calls and copies in real time of all text messages and emails and banking, medical and legal records electronically stored or transmitted.

All this bulk surveillance had come about because the National Security Agency convinced federal judges meeting in secret that they should authorize it. Now Congress and the president have made it the law of the land.

This enactment came about notwithstanding the guarantee of the right to privacy the right to be left alone articulated in the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution and elsewhere. Though the surveillance expansion passed the Senate by just one vote, it apparently marks a public policy determination that the Constitution can be ignored or evaded by majority consent whenever it poses an obstacle to the governments purposes.

The language of the Fourth Amendment is an intentional obstacle to the government in deference to human dignity and personal liberty. It reads: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

This specific language was expressly written to prevent the bulk suspicionless surveillance that the British government had used against the colonists. British courts in London issued general warrants to British soldiers in America, authorizing them to search wherever they wished and seize whatever they found. These warrants were not based on probable cause, and they did not describe the place to be searched or the people or things to be seized.

The Colonial reaction to the British use of general warrants was to take up arms and fight the American Revolution.

Last week, Congress and the president chose to ignore our history and the human values underlying the right to privacy. Those values recognize that the individual pursuit of happiness is best actualized in an atmosphere free from the governments prying eyes. Stated differently, the authors and ratifiers of the Fourth Amendment recognized that a person is not fully happy when being watched all the time by the government.

Yet the constitutional values and timeless lessons of history were not only rejected by Congress but also rejected in ignorance, and the ignorance was knowingly facilitated by the members of the House Intelligence Committee.

Here is the back story.

T...

Marxs Religion of Revolution LewRockwell

I began writing Marxs Religion of Revolution in 1965. I was in graduate school at the University of California, Riverside. It was published in 1968. I was 26 years old.

I got the idea from R. J. Rushdoony. In 1965, he wrote a 20-page pamphlet, The Religion of Revolution. It was published by St. Thomas Press, the book publishing outlet of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Houston. The pastor was a conservative, T. Robert Ingram. The booklet was going to be a chapter of a book. He wrote the following at the end of his January 1966 newsletter:

During December, I spoke 31 times, having meetings in Sunnyvale, Anderson, and Redding as well as locally. I wrote another chapter for The Religion of Revolution, of which the first chapter has been published in a pamphlet, and I delivered it as a talk at the wonderful Christmas dinner party on December 19 at the Eric Pridonoff home. At that dinner a tape recorder was given to me as a gift. I am thankful to all of you for it. Several short pieces were also written during December, plus a chapter for another book.During 1965, I spoke 212 times. Two books were published, Freud and The Nature of the American System; two pamphlets, The Religion of Revolution and The United Nations, A Religious Dream. Several articles were written, and a number of chapters for several books in progress. My travels to speak took me to Texas, Michigan, Illinois, Louisiana, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. and up and down the state of California repeatedly.

He maintained this schedule for the next three decades, but he never finished the book.

He argued that pagan religion had as its ultimate goal the regeneration of the world through chaos. I immediately saw that Karl Marxs system, known as scientific socialism, and also known as communism, fit the description that Rushdoony made of pagan religion. I began researching works of Marx and Engels in 1966.

ROBERT NISBETS INFLUENCE

I wrote about his influence on American academic conservatism after 1964 in a 2005 article on Lew Rockwells site. It is posted here.

Providentially for me and conservatism Nisbet returned to teaching in the fall of 1964. He had served as Dean of the College of Letters and Science from the beginning of the college in 1954 until 1960, when he became Vice Chancellor. The school was called a university, but it did not add a graduate school until the fall of 1963, the term after I graduated. Nisbet had been a professor of sociology at Berkeley up until 1954. He established his reputation as a conservative, beginning in 1953 w...

Republicans Sitting on Evidence That Clears Trump? LewRockwell

In the 1970s neoconservative Irving Kristol aptly described the Republicans as the stupid party. We are seeing this today in the hesitation of the House Intelligence Committee to release to the American public the results of its investigation of Russiagate.

The committee has released a description of its findings to members of the House, and most Republicans who have read it are demanding that it be released to the public as it clearly proves that Russiagate was an orchestrated conspiracy between the Democratic National Committee, the FBI, and the Obama Department of Justice against Donald Trump.

Apparently, Republicans are not smart enough to understand that to announce that you have proof that turns Russiagate away from President Trump and toward its DNC, FBI, and DOJ originators and then to sit on the information gives the Democrats and the presstitutes time to discredit the information in advance of its release.

And that is exactly what we are witnessing. For example, presstitute Greg Sargent writing in the Washington Post, a long-time CIA asset, mischaracterizes the finding of the House Intelligence Committee as the latest effort to delegitimize the Russia probe by painting it as born of partisan dirty tricks and an illegitimate abuse of power.

The presstitute Sargent goes on to allege that the campaign to discredit the Russia investigation continues unabated, and the Nunes memo [the House Intelligence Committee report] is at the center of it. Sargent dismisses the report, which he has not seen, as merely a selective release of cherry-picked info that will give Republicans ammunition to shield Trump from accountability, secure in the knowledge that the full set of facts allowing us to gauge the memos accuracy will not be released.

Note presstitute Sargent and the Washington Posts assumption that Trump is guilty of some Russiagate accusation despite the absence of any evidence.

What Sargent, his editor, and the highly partisan Rep. Adam Schiff do not acknowledge is that proof that Russiagate is born of partisan dirty tricks and an illegitimate abuse of power already exists in public in the form of an official report by the FISA court. I posted it here on January 22. Former US Attorney Joe diGenova explains it in detail here.

The FISA court lists the admitted violations of surveillance laws and their misuse against Trump by the FBI and DOJ and lists the corrections promised by the FBI and DOJ to prevent such illegality in the fut...

Thoughts on Computer and Video Gaming LewRockwell

A common complaint I hear from parents is that their kids spend too much time in front of a PC or their smartphones playing video or computer games. I agree. But it dawns on me that many parents are being hypocritical. I mean, if you are the parent and you are a big TV watcher or you watch pro sports, and actually care about who wins that pro sports game, then you might not be any better than your kid who plays video games.

Why? Playing video or computer games on a PC or hand-held device does nothing to better ones self and is a waste of time. Whether the child wins the game or not, nothing changes for them, right?

But, wait! If you like to watch sports on TV, and whether your team wins the game or not, nothing changes for you, right?

Older folks like to watch sports on TV. Its become an old habit. They are big fans of their favorite team and get real excited every day about the big game this weekend.

Younger folks like to play video games. Its become an old habit. They get real excited about the game every day and look forward to playing games this weekend.

Starting to see some similarities? I am.

Id like to compare my friend Jake with his son

Jake was telling me that his son is computer-game crazy! Jake was complaining that besides school work, all his son wants to do is hang out with his friends, drink sodas and eat chips and pizzas and play video games on the PC or games on their smart devices. Jake doesnt like it because he says it is doing nothing to improve his sons life nor is it benefitting his sons education.

Jakes son, though, loves computer and hand-held games. He spends, sometimes 4 or 5 hours straight (or more) playing games on weekends.

On the other hand, Jake was telling me that he loves sports! Besides work, Jake says he likes to hang out with his friends and, drink beer, eat pizzas and fried chicken and watch baseball or football games on TV. I wonder how this improves Jakes life or benefits his job or financial situation.

Jake loves professional sports on TV. He spends, sometimes 4 or 5 hours straight (or more) watching games on weekends.

Jakes son is not interested in professional sports on TV and says they are a total waste of time.

I think computer and video games are a total waste of time. I think professional sports are a total waste of time. I know anything on TV is a waste of time Hand held games are this generations TV.

Both Jake and his son, would be better off if they didnt enjoy sitting in front of a box all the time.

Jakes son has grown up just like dad The delivery system for mind-numbing experiences has merely changed from one generation to the next. Thats all.

One thing that would make Jakes son even worse off than now is if he did enjoy watching sports on TV and played computer and video games.

Do they have...

US Needs To Kick Cold War Habit LewRockwell

The National Defense Strategy unveiled by Pentagon chief James Mattis illustrates once again the revanchist Cold War mindset dominating Washington which is the inevitable expression of the US destructive addiction to militarism.

More than a quarter-century after the official end of the Cold War between the US and the former Soviet Union, Washington has the cheek to label both Russia and China as revisionist powers.

Policy and discourse dominating Washington shows it is the US that is the biggest revisionist power, trying to revive ideological tensions and antagonism with Russia and China.

Defense Secretary Mattis declared last week that fighting non-state terrorism was no longer the primary focus of US national security. He said the great power competition with Russia and China was the new priority.

Mattis National Defense Strategy echoed themes contained in the National Security Strategy document published in December, which was signed off by President Trump. The NSS also cast Russia and China as rivals and existential threats to Americas influence in the world.

As with the NSS paper, Moscow and Beijing condemned the latest Pentagon document as being stuck in Cold War thinking and dealing with foreign relations in an imperialistic manner. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said it was regrettable that Washington, instead of conducting normal dialogue is trying to prove its leadership using such confrontational concepts and strategies.

The blatant reality is that the Pentagon is making a pitch for ever-more federal spending on Americas already gargantuan militarized economy. Listening to James Mattis, one might think that the US military is being starved of investment, thus threatening national security.

This is after the US government voted last year to increase annual military spending by $50 billion to a record high of $700 billion. Not even during the Cold War was the US military budget anywhere near the current outlay, according to com...

What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa LewRockwell

Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town.  Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health.  That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, a fecalized environment.

In plain English: s is everywhere.  People defecate on the open ground, and the feces is blown with the dust onto you, your clothes, your food, the water.  He warned us the first day of training: do not even touch water.  Human feces carries parasites that bore through your skin and cause organ failure.

Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that a few decades later, liberals would be pushing the lie that Western civilization is no better than a third-world country.  Or would teach two generations of our kids that loving your own culture and wanting to preserve it are racism.

Last time I was in Paris, I saw a beautiful African woman in a grand boubou have her child defecate on the sidewalk next to Notre Dame Cathedral.  The French police officer, ten steps from her, turned his head not to see.

I have seen.  I am not turning my head and pretending unpleasant things are not true.

Senegal was not a hellhole.  Very poor people can lead happy, meaningful lives in their own cultures terms.  But they are not our terms.  The excrement is the least of it.  Our basic ideas of human relations, right and wrong, are incompatible.

As a twenty-one-year-old starting out in the Peace Corps, I loved Senegal.  In fact, I was euphoric.  I quickly made friends and had an adopted family.  I relished the feeling of the brotherhood of man.  People were open, willing to share their lives and, after they knew you, their innermost thoughts.

The longer I lived there, the more I understood: it became blindingly obvious that the Senegalese are not the same as us.  The truths we hold to be self-evident are not evident to the Senegalese.  How could they be?  Their reality is totally different.  You cant understand anything in Senegal using American terms.

Take something as basic as family.  Family was a few hundred people, extending out to second and third cousins.  All the men in one generation were called father.  Senegalese are Muslim, with up to four wives.  Girls had their clitorises cut off at puberty.  (I witnessed this, at what I thought was going to be a nice coming-of-age ceremony, like a bat mitzvah or confirmation.)  Sex, I was told, did not include kissing.  Love and friendship in marriage were Western ideas.  Fidelity was not a thing.  Married women would have sex for a few cents to have cash for the market.

What I did witness every day was that women were worked half to death.  Wives raised the food and fed their own children, did the heavy labor of walking miles to gather wood for the fire, drew water from the we...

The Lies and Hypocrisy LewRockwell

More than 150 years after the Civil War, the nation is engulfed in controversy over statues of people who fought for the Confederacy. Many people want the statues taken down. The statues, they say, depict men who were slaveowners, slavery proponents, and traitors. Those who want the statues to stay in place are said to be racists. The feelings run so deep on both sides of the controversy that one would think that the Civil War ended just yesterday.

As a libertarian, I question why government should erect statues in the first place, to anyone. Thats simply not a legitimate role of government. Moreover, why should people be taxed to fund a statue of someone whose beliefs or behavior they dislike or oppose?

Private entities, of course, should be free to erect any statues they want, so long as they arent subsidized by the state and the statues are on privately owned property. In fact, in 2003 a group spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to establish the Confederate Memorial Park in Lookout Point, Maryland, which features a statue and battle flags that celebrate the Confederacy. It is privately funded and people are free to boycott it or even protest it. It is an example of how things operate in a private-property system.

The statue controversy exposes lies and hypocrisy that characterize the popular depiction of the Civil War.

The most popular lie is the one that says that Abraham Lincoln waged the war to free the slaves. Thats just a plain lie. Ending slavery was the result at the end of the war but it was clearly not Lincolns goal at the beginning of the war.

Lincoln had one reason and one reason alone for initiating war against the Confederacy: to keep the nation intact by suppressing the Souths secession. That was it. That was Lincolns sole aim. Prior to the war, he had made it clear that slavery was legal under the U.S. Constitution. Thus, he believed, the only way to end it legally would have been by constitutional amendment.

Indeed, further proof of Lincolns aim is seen in his Emancipation Proclamation, which freed slaves only in certain areas. If he were waging the war to end slavery, wouldnt he have proclaimed the freedom of all slaves, not just some of them?

Lets assume that there was no slavery in the South and that the South had seceded for some other reason, say, tariffs, or simply because Southerners had decided that they no longer wanted to associate with the North. Even without slavery, there is no doubt that Lincoln would have initiated the war to prevent the South from seceding.

What if the Confederate States seceded today and declared their independence? Does anyone doubt that federal forces would be sent into the South again to suppress the secession? Obviously, their aim would not be to end slavery but to keep the nation intact, the same aim that Lincoln had when he ordered federal forces to invade the South.

So why the lie? Why not teach American childr...

The FBI Hand LewRockwell

Russia-gate is becoming FBI-gate, thanks to the official release of unguarded text messages between loose-lipped FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok and his garrulous girlfriend, FBI lawyer Lisa Page. (Ten illustrative texts from their exchange appear at the end of this article.)

Despite his former job as chief of the FBIs counterintelligence section, Strzok had the naive notion that texting on FBI phones could not be traced. Strzok must have slept through Security 101. Or perhaps he was busy texting during that class. Girlfriend Page cannot be happy at being misled by his assurance that using office phones would be a secure way to conduct their affair(s).

It would have been unfortunate enough for Strzok and Page to have their adolescent-sounding texts merely exposed, revealing the reckless abandon of star-crossed lovers hiding (they thought) secrets from cuckolded spouses, office colleagues, and the rest of us. However, for the never-Trump plotters in the FBI, the official release of just a fraction (375) of almost 10,000 messages does incalculably more damage than that.

We suddenly have documentary proof that key elements of the U.S. intelligence community were trying to short-circuit the U.S. democratic process. And that puts in a new and dark context the year-long promotion of Russia-gate. It now appears that it was not the Russians trying to rig the outcome of the U.S. election, but leading officials of the U.S. intelligence community, shadowy characters sometimes called the Deep State.

More of the Strzok-Page texting dialogue is expected to be released. And the Department of Justice Inspector General reportedly has additional damaging texts from others on the team that Special Counsel Robert Mueller selected to help him investigate Russia-gate.

Besides forcing the removal of Strzok and Page, the text exposures also sounded the death knell for the career of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, in whose office some of the plotting took place and who has already announced his plans to retire soon.

But the main casualty is the FBIs 18-month campaign to sabotage candidate-and-now-President Donald Trump by using the Obama administrations Russia-gate intelligence assessment, electronic surveillance of dubious legality, and a salacious dossier that could never pass the smell test, while at the same time using equally dubious techniques to immunize Hillary Clinton and her closest advisers from crimes that include lying to the FBI and endangering secrets.

Ironically, the Strzok-Page texts provide something that the Russia-gate investigation has been sorely lacking: first-hand evidence of both corrupt intent and action. After months of breathless searching for evidence of Russian-Trump collusion designed to put Trump in the White House, what now exists is actual evidence that senior officials of the Obama administration colluded to keep Trump out of the White House  proof of what ol...

After 8,2 Alaska Earthquake LewRockwell

THE 8.2 magnitude earthquake that has triggered tsunami warnings off the coast of Alaska has sparked fears it could awaken Americas most deadly volcano Mount St Helens, with the 8,363ft mountains threat level at very high as shockwaves rattle the northwest states.

The volcano in Washington state left 57 people dead and levelled 250 homes when a 5.1 magnitude earthquake caused it to erupt in 1980.

An avalanche of debris crashed down the mountain and reduced its height by 1314ft.

The trail of destruction brought down 47 bridges, and wiped out 15miles of railyway and 185miles of highway.

Between 2004 and 2008 it was classed as being in a state of eruption as it continuously released magma.

And it is now feared the volcano could erupt again in the wake of this mornings powerful earthquake off the coast of Alaska.

The US Geological Survey has its current threat level at very high as shockwaves of the earthquake, which initially measured 8.2 before being downgraded to a 7.9 magnitude quake, send tremors across the northwest.

It struck off the coast of Alaska at 00:31 local time (9:31 GMT) and caused tsunami warnings across the US west coast.

Canada could also feel the force of the giant waves if they are triggered.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory has put the the 1,730m Cleveland Volcano in Alaska on the Watch category of Orange Alert, which means it is exhibiting heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption.

If the alert level rises to Warning/Orange it will mean that an eruption is imminent, underway, or suspected.

The states bigger Shishaldin Volcano, that stands at 2,857m, is on a lesser yellow alert.

Volcanic eruptions have occurred shortly after earthquakes in the past and scientists believe it is likely they are linked.

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New Global Gold Standard LewRockwell

The World Gold Council (WGC) is considering a global standard for 1 kilogram gold bars so they could be used as collateral in futures markets and potentially encourage demand.

People close to the matter told Reuters the aim is to include companies from the world of gold refining, banks and brokers that trade the precious metal in the futures and physical markets, and the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA).

The plan is to create a standard for kilobars that can be adopted around the world, delivered anywhere, possibly using blockchain to identify the bars, their origins, a physical gold trading source said. Rigid standards and blockchain would bring in people who are worried they could be getting conflict metal.

The kilobar measure dominates Asian trade as gold contracts on the Shanghai Gold Exchange, Shanghai Futures Exchange, and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing are all in kilobars.

However, lack of transparency about their origin and the absence of a global standard thwart their use on exchanges elsewhere. They cannot be accepted at London Metal Exchange clearing arm LME Clear because they differ from its standard bars which are typically around 400 ounces.

According to sources estimates, top consumer China imports about 95 percent of gold in kilobars, while second-largest consumer India imports 80 percent in kilobars. The WGC estimated Chinas 2017 gold demand at up to 1,000 tons and Indias at 650 tons.

The Asian consumer market is in kilobars, it dominates gold trade, a gold industry source said. If you want to trade on the LME and you want to lodge your collateral in kilobars in another location, why shouldnt you be able to? There are vaults all over the world.

Some refiners worry the global kilobar standard will lead to losses of income, others say it will boost the market.

You can add a lot of information with blockchain, where the gold was mined, where it was refined, serial numbers, who owned it previously. It could bring new demand to the market, a physical market source said.

Reprinted from RT News.

The post...

An Unbreakable Story LewRockwell

Imagine a glass you can bend and then watch it return to its original form. A glass that you drop but it doesnt break. Stories say that an ancient Roman glassmaker had the technology to create a flexible glass, vitrium flexile, but a certain emperor decided the invention should not be.

Flexible glass is allegedly a type of unbreakable glass that was invented during the Roman period. Man-made glass (as opposed to a naturally occurring one such as obsidian) is widely accepted to have been invented by the Phoenicians. Over the course of the millennia, glass-makers honed their skills, improving the techniques used to produce this substance, as well as the glass itself. In the Roman Empire, glass became a commonly produced item, though special luxury glasses were also created. Arguably one of the most intriguing of these glass types is the so-called flexible glass.

Roman glass.

Roman glass. (CC BY SA 2.0)

Tales of the Famed Roman Glass

Flexible glass is said to be a legendary lost invention dating to the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar. Whilst no physical evidence of such a glass has been found so far, there are two main written sources attesting to its existence. One of these is Pliny the Elders Natural History, whilst the other is the Satyricon, commonly attributed to the Roman courtier Petronius. Whilst Plinys work is encyclopaedic in nature, that of Petronius is a piece of satire showing how this incredible story was picked up by writers of different genres.

In Natural History, Pliny reports that flexible glass was made by a glass-maker during the time of Tiberius Caesar. Instead of gaining the favor of the Roman emperor, said craftsman had his workshop shut down. This was meant to prevent the value of precious metals, i.e. gold, silver, and copper from being depreciated by this new material. A similar story is said to have been reported by Cassius Dio and Suetonius. Pliny expresses his doubts regarding the veracity of this story, as he mentions that This story, however, was, for a long time, more widely spread than well authenticated.

Tiberius Caesar.

Tiberius Caesar. (Sailko/CC BY SA 3.0)

Petronius telling of the story in his...

Eliminate Google From Your Life LewRockwell

By Dr. Mercola

Google, by far one of the greatest monopolies that ever existed, poses a unique threat to anyone concerned about health, supplements, food and your ability to obtain truthful information about these and other issues. And, while not the sole threat to privacy, Google is definitely one of the greatest. Over time, Google has positioned itself in such a way that its become deeply embedded and involved in your day-to-day life.

Its important to realize that Google catches every single thing you do online if youre using a Google-based feature, and that the data is being used to build powerful personality profiles. As previously reported by Gawker:1

Every word of every email sent through Gmail and every click made on a Chrome browser is watched by the company. We dont need you to type at all, [Google co-founder Eric] Schmidt once said. We know where you are. We know where youve been. We can more or less know what youre thinking about.

How these profiles with capabilities akin to mindreading are ultimately put to use is anyones guess. The main purpose of this data collection is said to be for marketing purposes, allowing companies to target users with a known interest in certain activities or products. This is bad enough, but the profiles could just as easily be used for more nefarious and liberty-infringing purposes, and were already seeing some evidence that this is taking place.

Please also understand that they are the worlds greatest artificial intelligence (AI) company, having purchased Deep Mind for $400 billion several years ago. Deep Mind now employs over 700 AI researchers, the largest collection anywhere in the world.

They are responsible for defeating the human Go champion last year, which far exceeds the complexity of defeating a human chess champion. With this level of AI, it is not hard for them to sort through all your data with their deep learning algorithms and find patterns they can exploit.

The 2013 article, What Surveillance Valley Knows About You,2 is an eye-opening read that may be well worth your time, describing just how grossly invasive this data collection and distribution is, and how dangerous it can be if you end up on certain lists.

Googles data harvesting is particularly concerning in light of its military connections,3 and the fact the company has repeatedly been caught infringing on privacy rights and misrepresenting the type and amount of data it...

14:33

Representative Matt Gaetz Discusses #ReleaseTheMemo The Last Refuge

Amid the latest Democrat dismissive statements surrounding evidence of FBI and DOJ having a secret society of anti-Trumpers, and bias in Muellers FBI probe, Representative Matt Gaetz discusses events with Tucker Carlson:

14:30

Audio of President Trump Media Discussion January 24th 2018 The Last Refuge

Prior to departure to Davos for the World Economic Forum, President Trump discussed current events with reporters.  Audio only:

14:06

Crooked Cop Comey is Sweating Bullets Fires Off Tweet After Hannity Drops Bombshell DOJ Retrieving Missing FBI Text Messages The Gateway Pundit

Wednesday night Sean Hannity dropped a bombshell exclusive story.

Hannity told his audience he has MULTIPLE SOURCES who confirm the DOJ is retrieving the missing messages between FBI lovebirds Strzok and Page.

The timeline of the missing text messages is highly suspicious. They begin on December 14, 2016 and go through May 17, 2017 which is the same day Robert Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel.

On Monday, an attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow broke down the timeline of missing text messages which begins on December 14, 2016 and goes through May 17, 2017 which is the same day Robert Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel.

From December 14th 2016 to May 17th of 2017heres what was going on. You had the Flynn conversation with the senior transition officials as been reported in the press so their conversations about thatmissing.

Buzzfeed publishes the Steele dossier January 11th 2017text messages between the two are missing, Sekulow said.

Peter Strzok interviews Michael Flynn on January 24th 2017, the text messages between them are missing.

Comey is fired by the president of the United States May 9th 2017, their text messages are missing, Sekulow continued.

Robert Mueller Special Counsel appointed May 17 2017-text messages missing based on a glitch.

No wonder why crooked cop Comey is nervous.

Comey fired off a tweet immediately after Hannity dropped the bombshell story.

Comey tweeted, Russia threat should unite us, not divide us: Its not about Republicans or Democrats. Theyre coming after America, which I hope we all love equally And they will be back, because we remainthat shining city on the hill, and they dont like it. Me (Senate Intel 6/8/17)

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13:51

Matt Drudge Fires Off Ominous Tweet of Obama, Comey & Mueller After Recovery of Missing FBI Texts Begins The Gateway Pundit

Amid the firestorm surrounding the missing FBI texts, shocking, FISA memo and President Trump revealing he plans to sit down with special Robert Mueller under oath, media icon Matt Durdge fired off an ominous tweet with a picture of Barack Obama, James Comey and Robert Mueller.

Winds of war, tweeted Drudge.

But what does it mean?

Trump told the press Wednesday that he is eager to sit down with Mueller in the next two-to-three weeks.

Im looking forward to it, President Trump said.

I would do it under oath, he added.

Later, Sean Hannity revealed multiple sources revealed to Fox News that the Justice Department has begun the process to retrieve the missing text messages.

Additional text messages sent and received by disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok have been handed over to Congress, reports the Associated Press. In yet another twist to the Strzok saga, the FBI failed to hand over a block of the agents text messages because they have gone missing.

According to Fox News contributor Sara Carter, their are strong indications that Justice Department officials, including Inspector General Michael Horowitz, believe the text messages were, in fact, not lost at all.

Carter then touch on claims that a technical glitch, caused the texts to go missing.

About the FBIs claim that the Samsung phones are responsible for the 50,000 additional missing text messages, Carter says: I can tell you this, a lot of people within the DOJ, possibly even the inspector general himself, a lot of people within these committees do not buy this.

Carters reporting was the lead in to Hannitys major exclusive.

Carters suggestion bodes well with th...

13:41

Spain and the EU-Russia Conflict: Spanish Economic Interests and the Impact of Sanctions Mining Awareness +

Mariano Rajoy of the PP (Peoples Party) has been Spanish Prime Minister since 2011. While this article is from 2015, it remains relevant.
From CIDOB:
Spain and the European Union-Russia Conflict: the Impact of the Sanctions Publication date: 02/2015
Notes internacionals CIDOB, nm. 108
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/deed.es
Nicols de Pedro, Research Fellow, CIDOB
Antonio Snchez Andrs, Lecturer in the Department of Applied Economics, Universidad de Valencia

Relations between the European Union and Russia are at the lowest point in their history. Some Russian analysts even warn that we are approaching the point of breakdown. Moscow is attempting to impede the tightening of the sanctions and, at the same time, destroy the fragilealthough for the moment holdingEuropean unity on the subject. This unity is inseparable from the leadership of the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and rests upon deep divisions between the member states.
 
Spain is widely seen to be one of most sympathetic countries to Moscow (along with Greece, Italy, Hungary and Bulgaria) and is one of the most openly reluctant to taking a hard line with Russia. This Spanish policy produces irritation and incomprehension in other European societies, particularly among Russias neighbours. Madrids position seems to swing between a desire to prompt dialogue with Moscow and a fear of appearing to be a belligerent partner, or one who obstructs the common EU position.
 
The roots of the Spanish position towards Russia lie in a degree of historical inertia and are the result of a combination of political and economic considerations. The perception of distance between the two countries and the absence of elements of genuine strategic weight at stake for Spain play a crucial role in shaping Madrids point of view. Russia, for example, is one of the main suppliers of oil to Spain (14% of the total in 2013), but the supply sources of crude are highly diversified and, at the same time, Russian gas is not consumed in the Iberian peninsula. Political and diplomatic relations are fluid, but they are neither special nor truly strategic for either of the two beyond the official rhetoric. In fact, Spain does not seem to receive any significant benefit from this position. Both the ministry of foreign affairs and the Spanish business community agree that Moscow neither facilitates access to the Russian market nor gives particular political backing to Madrid.
 
Bilateral economic relations, although promising in some sectors, are not particularly strong. But they nevertheless occupy a privileged place on the Spanish agenda, in line with the unquestionable primacy Mariano Rajoys government gives to e...

13:15

Hannity: MULTIPLE SOURCES Tell Me DOJ Is Retrieving Missing Text Messages Between Anti-Trump FBI Lovers Strzok and Page The Gateway Pundit

Social media was set ablaze after these new Strzok-Page text messages were released to the public. What is even scarier to think about is the new explosive text messages are a separate batch from the 6 months worth of missing text messages.

As TGPs Cristina Laila reported moments ago
The timeline of the missing text messages is highly suspicious. They begin on December 14, 2016 and go through May 17, 2017 which is the same day Robert Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel.

Imagine what the missing text messages say about the Trump transition period, Russia dossier, secret society and moments leading up to Muellers appointment.

The most shocking thing we have found out in the new batch of text messages is there was a secret society of folks within the DOJ and FBI working against Trump.

FOX News is now reporting the recovery of the missing FBI text is underway.

Tonight Sean Hannity told his audience he has MULTIPLE SOURCES who confirm the DOJ is retrieving the missing messages between lovebirds Strzok and Page.

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13:10

Brilliant Strategery DOJ and FBI Demand Access To Nunes Memo While Making Wrong Assumptions. The Last Refuge

Stunning development. But Things Are Not What They Seem ! Youve likely begun to hear about this letter from DOJ to Devin Nunes.  Please read it and evaluate.  Important Tip:  Notice the DOJ/FBI are referencing the Nunes Memo from a Continue reading

13:06

BREAKING FOX NEWS: Recovery of Missing FBI Text Messages Underway The Gateway Pundit

Social media was set ablaze after these new Strzok-Page text messages were released to the public. What is even scarier to think about is the new explosive text messages are a separate batch from the 6 months worth of missing text messages.

The timeline of the missing text messages is highly suspicious. They begin on December 14, 2016 and go through May 17, 2017 which is the same day Robert Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel.

Imagine what the missing text messages say about the Trump transition period, Russia dossier, secret society and moments leading up to Muellers appointment.

The most shocking thing we have found out in the new batch of text messages is there was a secret society of folks within the DOJ and FBI working against Trump.

FOX News is now reporting the recovery of the missing FBI text is underway.

Sean Hannity is exclusively reporting the DOJ is in the process of recovering the missing Strzok-Page text messages.

Developing

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12:47

Their Worst Nightmare Has Come True: Sara Carter Hints IG Horowitz Knows the Truth About Missing Strzok-Page Texts? The Gateway Pundit

Additional text messages sent and received by disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok have been handed over to Congress, reports the Associated PressIn yet another twist to the Strzok saga, the FBI failed to hand over a block of the agents text messages because they have gone missing.

According to Fox News contributor Sara Carter, there are strong indications that Justice Department officials, including Inspector General Michael Horowitz, believe the text messages were, in fact, not lost at all. 

Photo credit: Conservative Tree House 

Real Clear Politics reports:

Carter pointed out that previously revealed Strzok-Page texts alluded to an insurance policy that could be used if Trump won the presidency.

Their worst nightmare has come true, the president is elected. That is something they did not expect. FBI sources said from the very beginning that they didnt want Trump to make it into office.

Im concerned that theyre still working at the FBI, Carter said. Im hearing from my sources, too. FBI agents are saying, Why are they still there?

The Lovebirds. They were having an affair, they were both married, theyre working counter-intelligence. Thats enough for blackmail, Carter said. Now theyre sending text messages on an unsecured phone. Believe me, the Germans, the Russians, the Israelis, everybody is going into those phones and trying to suck out all the information they have.

Carter then touches on claims that a technical glitch, caused the texts to go missing.

About the FBIs claim that the Samsung phones are responsible for the 50,000 additional missing text messages, Carter says: I can tell you this, a lot of people within the DOJ, possibly even the inspector general himself, a lot of people within these committees do not buy this.

Carters suggestion bodes well with the New York Post reporter Paul Sperrys tweet earlier Wednesday, who claims Horowitz now has hundreds of texts from high level FBI agents. If Horowitz was able to obtain these messages, why not Strzoks and Pages texts? Hence why Carter suggested the Inspector General isnt buying what the b...

12:06

TICK TOCK: Sean Hannity Set To Drop Major Exclusive As FBI-DOJ Corruption Reaches Epic Proportions The Gateway Pundit

Fox News host Sean Hannity is set to drop another exclusive as corruption at both the Justice Department and FBI reach new heights. 

Tick Tock Hannity exclusive!! Breaking news 9PM EST. Tonight. Fox News!

As reported earlier today, Fox News Jake Gibson says thousands of bureau cell phones were hit with the same technical glitch as Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

*** EXCLUSIVE THOUSANDS OF FBI CELLPHONES WERE AFFECTED BY TECHNICAL GLITCH *** Federal Law Enforcement Officials tell Fox News, a few thousand FBI employees cell phones were affected by the technical glitch which lost some of the text messages of Strzok and Page, tweeted Fox News reporter Jake Gibson.

Fox News reports:

Thousands of FBI cellphones were affected by the technical glitch that the DOJ says prevented five months worth of text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page from being stored or uploaded into the bureaus archive system, federal law enforcement officials tell Fox News.

The missing messages have been at the center of a storm of controversy on Capitol Hill, after the DOJ notified congressional committees that there is a gap in records between Dec. 14, 2016...

12:00

How Much Will It Matter That The Economy Is Leaving Trump Voters Behind? DownWithTyranny!


There are two recent posts that I'd like you to read before this one by Ron Brownstein. The first was yesterday's Economic Inequality-- Not Just Public Policy... It Starts On A Personal Level and the second was this afternoon's opioid post, about how Trump has betrayed a key part of his base in some of the reddest states. Brownstein is also very much talking about how Trump betrayed his base in key red states that put him into the White House.

He pointed out, for CNN yesterday, that while Seor Trumpanzee relentlessly claims credit for the strengthening economy, the nation's economic growth is being driven overwhelmingly by the places that are most resistant to him. Counties that voted for Hillary Clinton against Trump in 2016 accounted for nearly three-fourths of the nation's increased economic output and almost two-thirds of its new jobs in the years leading up to his election, according to previously unpublished findings provided to CNN by the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.

See that graphic up top, the biggest growth is in L.A. (4.430%), Houston (3.483%), Santa Clara County (San Jose- 2.951%), Manhattan (2.304%),Dallas (2.090%), Seattle, (2.029%), Orange County (CA- 1.985%), San Francisco (1.674%), San Diego (1.572%), Chicago (1.160%), Alameda County (Oakland-- 1.040%), Brooklyn (0.778%), Miami (0.638%)... all counties Hillary won. The only high-growth counties Trump won are Phoenix (1.279%) and Ft. Worth (0.744%)-- prompting Brownstein to remind us that "it is the diverse major metropolitan areas that voted in preponderant numbers against Trump that have clearly emerged as the nation's engines of growth. In the process, the big blue metros have pulled further aw...

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ITS A TRAP=> POTUS Trump Says He Would Love To Interview With Mueller Under Oath The Gateway Pundit

Dirty cop Mueller is gunning for President Trump.

The Special Counsel is looking to interview the President about a variety of things including Russian collusion and his firing of James Comey.

Since collusion isnt a crime, Mueller is looking to catch Trump making a false statement under oath and he will use every trick in the book to accomplish just that.

Its a trap. President Trump should avoid a sit-down interview with Mueller.

Associated Press reports:

 President Donald Trump declared late Wednesday hes looking forward to being questioned under oath in the special counsels probe of Russian election interference and possible Trump obstruction in the firing of the FBI director.

Trump said he would be willing to answer questions under oath in the interview, which special counsel Robert Mueller has been seeking but which White House officials had not previously confirmed the president would grant.

Im looking forward to it, actually, Trump said when asked by reporters at the White House. As for timing, he said, I guess theyre talking about two or three weeks, but Id love to do it.

He said, as he has repeatedly, that theres no collusion whatsoever with the Russians, and he added, Theres no obstruction whatsoever.

Judge Napolitano recently warned Trump against an interview with Mueller on Fox News:

He [Judge Nap] explained that Mueller would present Trumps interview to the grand jury and have them compare it with other evidence that has already been uncovered in the probe.

Never, never, never I cant say never enough let your client sit down with the prosecutors who are trying to develop a case against him, Napolitano said. Never expect them to be fair, never expect them to tell everything that they know. You will never know, and your client the president will never know everything that they know about him. Its a recipe for disaster.

The entire Russia investigation is based on a phony Hillary-funded Russia dossier. Top FBI brass knew the document was unverified yet they still used it to obtain a FI...

11:51

Judicial Watch Chief Investigator: Three FBI Sources Told Me No Way in Hell The FBI Phone Glitch Story Is Real (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Judicial Watch Chief Investigator Chris Farrell told Lou Dobbs on Wednesday he spoke with three different FBI officials who disputed the claims by the DOJ and Deep State officials that the Peter Strzok Lisa Page phone messages were lost in a glitch is a complete lie.

This weekend the FBI released 50,000 text messages between top FBI Investigator Peter Strzok and his mistress and top FBI Attorney Lisa Page.

But the FBI told Congress thousands of text messages between the two agents were deleted during a five month period from December 2016 to May 2017.

The premier international intelligence agency said they lost them.

The FBI lost five months of text messages between Chief FBI Investigator Peter Strzok and his mistress and FBI Attorney Lisa Page.

Chris Farrell from Judicial Watch says his FBI contacts (not part of the Deep State) say it is impossible to believe the phone glitch excuse.

Chris Farrell: Meanwhile I have talked to three FBI agents who told me this whole lost text message thing with Samsung is absolute baloney. That there is no way in the world this could have happened. That the FBI actively monitors agents communications both from an insider threat and a counter-intelligence prospective. And that their back-ups had back-ups. So three different sources have told me theres no way in hell that its possible, that someone is deliberately sabotaging this or deliberately deleting or lying.

Via Lou Dobbs Tonight:

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11:25

New York Times Discourages Democratic Party Activists From Bashing Trump, Running In Red Districts Shadowproof

Days ago, the Democratic Party disappointingly caved to Republicans and President Donald Trump and ended the government shut down without achieving anything meaningful. They were promised the potential for action by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that could help 800,000-plus immigrants known as Dreamers avoid deportation, but there are few signs that will materialize.

Democrats balked at an opportunity to take a stand because they did not want to be divisive and disruptive. They did not have the fortitude to stick to a message that would communicate to Americans that the political party in power was shirking its responsibility to protect immigrants whose lives hang in the balance.

Enter the New York Times and its opinion section, which published an online conversation on January 24 under the headline, Enough Trump Bashing, Democrats.

What exactly do the editors overseeing the opinion section believe about Trump? Do the editors really think Democrats can negotiate in good faith or compromise with the president? What do they think Democrats can work on and get done with Trump when Republicans pay lip service to a policy change and then pursue a different and destructive policy?

It does not matter because in its role as the gatekeeper of political discourse on the establishment left the New York Times believeslike most Democratic strategiststhat Democrats must pander to Republicans and avoid political messages, which are strident and may alienate them. The news outlet also discourages party activists from running in the Democratic primaries.

Forget the reality that this is the strategy, which Hillary Clintons campaign pursued against Trump in the 2016 election and how miserably it failed. Ignore the fact that Clinton was upset that her opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders, pushed her to the left, and instead of becoming a stronger candidate, her campaign resisted and Democratic voter turnout was lower than in 2012.

As Jim Naureckas of Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) highlighted in October, the history of the Times newspaper is rooted in a Wall Street effort to protect the Democratic Party from populismthe kind which is prevalent among Sanders Democrats and threatens the Big Money wing of the party. The newspaper...

11:10

Corporations Are A Mixture Of Humanitys Greatest Nightmares Dandelion Salad

The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun Writer, Dandelion Salad January 24, 2018 In ancient times, the unknown edges of maps held the words, Here be dragons. Weve journeyed into those unexplored territories, and found not dragons, but monsters of our own creation, behemoths of the corporate state, which, like golems, []

10:56

REPORTER: DNC and Hillary Camp Had Contractual Control Over How FBI-DOJ Used Bogus Dossier to Spy on Trump The Gateway Pundit

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) confirmed Wednesday from the Senate floor the Russia dossier was unverified in 2016 when Obamas FBI/DOJ used it to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trump and his private associates.

Wednesdays development about the Hillary-funded Russia dossier reveals a new level of corruption in the top FBI brass.

Paul Sperry, reporter for the New York Post spells out how Hillary Clinton coordinated the FBI hit on Donald Trump and his private associates.

This is HUGE.

Sperry tweeted, DNC & Hillary Clinton campaign had contractual control over how the product they paid for was used & disseminated. That means Simpson & Steele had to first consult with Clinton campaign lawyers before taking the dossier to the FBI & to the media. Ergo, Hillary coordinated FBI hit

In October of 2017 the Washington Post reported Hillary Clinton and the DNC paid for the Fusion GPS dossier alleging Russian ties with the presidential campaign of Republican Donald Trump and sordid phony personal smears of Trump.

At the end of October, Hillary Clinton claimed she didnt know about the Russia dossier (that her campaign actually paid for) until after Buzzfeed published the 35-page document in January of 2017.

Of course Hillary Clinton knew about the dossier. The salacious document was a failed October surprise.

It sure looks like she was the one who ordered the FBI to obtain a spy warrant; Donald Trump was her opponent after all. Hillary had every motive to spy on Trumps campaign.

...

10:44

President Trump Delivers Remarks To Group of Mayors The Last Refuge

Prior to President Trump delivering remarks to a group of mayors from around the country, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the possible subpoenas for officials amid Sanctuary Cities. In response, several Mayors boycotted the White House meeting. The jurisdictions that Continue reading

10:30

WOW! Sessions DOJ Moves To Protect Deep State AGAIN, Warns Against Releasing FISA Memo Without FBI Review *UPDATED* The Gateway Pundit

NOTE: The following article has been updated to more accurately reflect the Justice Departments overall position on the FISA memo and the agencys desire for the FBI to review its contents. In relation to the information laid out in the memo, ABC News reported, the department said certain allegations of impropriety are completely unfounded. However, after reading the leaked letter obtained by The Atlantics Natasha Bertrand, nowhere does the Justice Departments Stephen Boyd directly state allegations in the memo are unfounded, rather the Trump appointee says the agency is unaware of any wrongdoing related to the document. ABC News story did not include the letter and appears to have editorialized Boyds statement on the veracity of the memo. 

The Sessions Justice Department is calling on House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) to allow the FBI to review the shocking, FISA abuse memo to ensure its release will not harm national security. 

ABC News reports:

The Justice Department is urging the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, whose staff has compiled a secret memorandum purporting to show shocking political bias within the FBI, to give the department a chance to see the memo and warning that first sharing information from the memo with reporters would be unprecedented and dangerous...

10:16

SMASH THEIR EYEGLASSES! No More Mister Nice Blog

Roy Edroso is puzzled by the right-wing war on the intelligence community:

... the real weirdness of the current situation is this: Conservative nonsense is usually at least based on the traditional values of the movement. Their Obama fantasies are based on their racism; their Hillary Clinton fetish, on their sexism; and their Soros-Alinsky-Frankfurt School shtick on the notion that the America dream cannot succumb to self-generated flaws because it has none, and can only be brought down by Satanic, foreign conspiracies.

But turning against the nation's intelligence agencies -- the guys who helped them fight, sometimes with extreme prejudice, the Communists, the hippies, the Black Panthers et alia -- that's not just a change in tactics; that's something like a psychotic break.
He quotes a recent Rush Limbaugh radio monologue that reaches new depths of paranoia, even for Rush:
What if the intel on the war in Iraq was another disinformation campaign, to damage another Republican president?...

What if the quote-unquote "intelligence community" misrepresented, on purpose, the degree to which Hussein had WMDs?...

What if Saddam weapons of mass destruction was also a false narrative designed to -- what, did it ultimately embarrass Bush? Did it weaken the US military? Did it -- whatever it did, I mean, it opened the doors for the Democrats to literally destroy his presidency in the second term, which is what they did.
In this monologue, Limbaugh said,
The Democrat Party is the Washington establishment, and the Washington establishment believes that Gore won the presidency, that the Florida recount aftermath was bogus and rigged, that James Baker did a better job than the Democrat people did in finding votes, the hanging chads.
And therefore ... the Democrat(ic) Deep State deliberately lied to Bush in order to enmesh Bush in a disastrous war, but the Democrat(ic) Deep State didn't have the juice to get the winner of the popular vote elected president? Oh, okay. (Of course, that's the right's take on the 2016 election, too.)

Edroso is about my age -- we were under-18s during the late '60s and early '70s -- so he remembers that the culture war then was between shorthairs and longhairs, people who wore white shirts and ties with gray suits and people who hoped they never would. The people at the intelligence agencies were solidly in the former category. How did they get lumped in with the hippies?

Well, we're all seen now as just one undifferentiated mass of experts, which is the worst thing you can be in the world in the opinion of the right. We went to college. We know stuff. We think most si...

10:05

White House Spox Challenges Liberal Media: Focus on Top FBI Agents Involved in Inappropriate and Possible Illegal Behavior (Video) The Gateway Pundit

Enough Is Enough

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed the liberal media on Wednesday for their obsession with the Trump Collusion witch hunt.

Huckabee Sanders then lectured the liberal media hacks to focus on a real scandal like the FBI text messages that were deleted.

Liberal hack Shannon Pettypiece: The president tweeted today about the missing text messages at the FBI. Um, he called it one of the biggest stories in a long time. Does he think this is a cover-up or why does he think this is one of the biggest stories?

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: I think he thinks theres a great cause for concern that five months of text messages have gone missing particularly given the individual part of that process has already shown to be completely biased against the president and was involved in what seems to be some very inappropriate behavior. And that certainly is a great concern. You guys are absolutely obsessed with anything to do with collusion if it has anything to do with the president. We hope that you take some of that same obsession, energy and fervor and direct it at some of the places where it really looks like it could have been some inappropriate and possibly illegal behavior.

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10:04

IG Horowitz Has Obtained Hundreds Of Other High-Level Text Messages From FBI/DOJ Officials Involved in Pre-Election Investigations The Gateway Pundit

Inspector General Michael Horowitz has obtained hundreds of other high-level text messages from the FBI-issued mobile devices of other FBI and DOJ officials involved in pre-election investigations, reports Paul Sperry of the New York Post.

According to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, 50,000 text messages were exchanged between Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page. These 50,000 text messages do not include the missing texts.

Theres more.

Sperry tweeted, BREAKING: In addition to Strzok and Pages texts, IG Horowitz has obtained hundreds of other high-level text messages from the FBI-issued mobile devices of other FBI as well DOJ officials involved in pre-election investigations. May explain recent resignations and reassignments.

Heres the list of rats being reassigned or resigning:

Comeys Rat Pack: Rybicki is resigning McCabe is taking early retirement Baker has been reassigned Strzok has been reassigned Page has been reassigned

Developing

Paul Sperry is the former D.C. bureau chief for Investors Business Daily, Hoover Institution media fellow, author of several books, including bestseller INFILTRATION

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09:34

Senate Judiciary Chair Grassley Confirms Russia Dossier Unverified in 2016 When Obama FBI Used it to Obtain FISA Warrant to Spy on Trump The Gateway Pundit

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) confirmed Wednesday from the Senate floor the Russia dossier was unverified in 2016 when Obamas FBI/DOJ used it to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trump and his private associates.

 

Paul Sperry of the New York Post reported:

BREAKING: Senate Judiciary chair Grassley today from floor of Senate explained that his criminal referral vs Steele is based on contradictions in statements he made in a UK libel suit against him & ones he made to FBI agents during briefings about the dossier he wrote for Hillary

Sen. Grassley: We start by assuming government documents are true until we see evidence to the contrary. If those [FBI] documents are not true, and there are serious discrepancies that are no fault of Mr. Steele, then we have another problem an arguably more serious one

BREAKING: Sen. Grassley today on floor confirmed that the anti-Trump, Hillary-funded, Russian-sourced dossier was unverified in 2016, when the Obama DOJ/FBI used it to obtain FISA (foreign espionage) warrants to electronically eavesdr...

09:26

UK lacks the courage to name islam Fellowship of the Minds

Heres a screen capture of a Breitbart article. Brietbart wisely put Asian Youths in parentheses, pointing out the British hypocrisy of falsely describing muslim criminals.   No, not these Asian Youths Perhaps the Church of England should remind their news Continue reading

09:15

Wilbur Ross Shreds Globalists at Davos: We dont intend to abrogate leadership, but leadership is different from being a sucker and being a patsy The Last Refuge

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the World Economic Forum in Davos (President Trump departs the U.S. tonight to attend). The attendance by Secretary Ross provides an opportunity to further enforce the position of the Trump administration regarding free, fair and Continue reading

09:00

DEMOCRATS, TRY PERSONALIZING THE DACA FIGHT No More Mister Nice Blog

Greg Sargent reminds us of this moment in the DACA fight, from early 2017:

Almost exactly a year ago, Paul Ryan had a powerful, high-profile exchange with a young mother who was brought to this country illegally as a child. This dreamer mom was frightened and uncertain about what Donald Trumps election meant for her future. At a CNN town hall, she asked Ryan whether people like her should be deported.

No, Ryan said reassuringly. He insisted that I hope your future is here, and that Im sure youre a great contributor to [your] community. Ryan told her not to worry about getting deported. He said: We have to find a way to make sure that you can get right with the law. He stressed that President Trump agrees.



The woman's name is Angelica Villalobos. She was on Lawrence O'Donnell's show again last night, with her young daughter.



She says in the clip that an older daughter is heading to college soon. She lives in Oklahoma City and works as an office manager at a tire shop. She's also a volunteer translator for her local school district and for the YMCA.

Why are we talking about DACA? DACA is an acronym. It's impersonal. Why aren't we talking about passing "Angelica's Law"? Why aren't Democrats making this woman the face of the problem?

Does she not seem like the ideal face of the problem, for some reason? Then find someone else. This is what Republicans do -- they personalize issues. Their anger about criminal aliens is focused on the death of Kate Steinle, even after (or in part because) a jury acquitted the undocumented immigrant on murder charges in connection with her death (the bullet that killed her ricocheted off the ground, so it was reasonable not to describe her death as premeditated murder). President Trump and other immigration hard-liners regularly invoke Steinle's name. A bill to criminaliz...

08:55

ILLEGAL ALIENS Storm GOP Senators Office Screaming, F*ck This Conservative! (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Illegal aliens stormed Republican Senator Thom Tilliss offices in Washington DC today.

The illegals were screaming, F*ck This Conservative, F*ck This Person! Undocumented and Unafraid!

So illegals are crashing DC offices now.
Wheres ICE?

John Binder at Breitbart.com reported:

Illegal aliens charged into pro-amnesty Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) Senate office on Capitol Hill demanding an immediate amnesty for all 12 to 30 million illegal aliens living in the United States, hurling insults in the process.

As the group of illegal aliens and open borders activists with the George Soros-funded group United We Dream stormed Tillis office demanding amnesty, one illegal alien from North Carolina shouted, F*ck this conservative! F*ck this person!

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08:23

John Kerry Tells Palestinian Official in London Trump Will Not Remain in Office Long The Gateway Pundit

John Kerry met with a top Palestinian official in London recently.

Kerry told the Fatal leader to stay strong because Trump will not be in office long.

Kerry also hinted that he may run for office again.

Kerry negotiated against the Israelis in a nuclear deal with Iran.
The Iranian regime was given billions of dollars from the Obama administration and immediately began investing in more military operations.

The Jerusalem Post reported:

Maariv reported that former US Secretary of State John Kerry met in London with a close associate of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Hussein Agha, for a long and open conversation about a variety of topics. Agha apparently reported details of the conversation to senior PA officials in Ramallah. A senior PA official confirmed to Maariv that the meeting took place.

Agha is one of Abbass closest associates and one of the veteran peacemakers with Israel. He conducted the London Track, secret negotiations held from 2010 to 2013 between the emissaries of Netanyahu, attorney Yitzhak Molcho and Brigadier General Mike Herzog, under the supervision and presence of Dennis Ross. Agha also authored with Yossi Beilin the Beilin-Abbas agreement in the 1990s. He is considered a staunch supporter of the peace process, very close to Abbas, and maintains an extensive network of contacts with many elements, including Israelis.

During the conversation, according to the report, Kerry asked Agha to convey a message to Abbas and ask him to hold on and be strong. Tell him, he told Agha, that he should stay strong in his spirit and play for time, that he will not break and will not yield to President Trumps demands. According to Kerry, Trump will not remain in office for a long time. It was reported that within a year there was a good chance that Trump would not be in the White House.

Several social media users are wondering if this is a violation of the Hatch Act? Not that that matters to Democrats.

08:20

Rep. Adam Schiff Goes Into PANIC MODE, Announces House Intel Dems To Release COUNTER-Memo The Gateway Pundit

In a desperate attempt to distract the American people from the imminent release of the shocking, FISA abuse report, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced House Intelligence Committee Democrats will release a counter-memo.

The California lawmaker says House Intelligence Democrats have drafted their own memo exposing the misleading character of the Republicans document so that members of the House are not left with an erroneous impression of the dedicated professionals at the FBI and DOJ.

As The Gateway Pundits Jim Hoft reported, Schiff and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) urged Twitter and Facebook to conduct a thorough forensic examination into the #ReleaseTheMemo campaign as potentially an ongoing attack by Kremlin-linked social media actors also referred to as Russian bots.

ABC News tweeted out the letter Schiff and Feinstein sent to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg demanding a forensic examination into Twitter users who pushed the #ReleaseTheMemo campaign.

08:06

BREAKING: Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department For FBIs Strzok-Page Text Messages, Records The Gateway Pundit

Thank God for Judicial Watch.

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Wednesday it filed a FOIA lawsuit against the DOJ for text messages and other records of FBI official Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page.

The timeline of the missing text messages is highly suspicious. The missing texts begin on December 14, 2016 and go through May 17, 2017 which is the same day Robert Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel.

Via Judicial Watch:

(Washington, DC)  Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department for text messages and other records of FBI official Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00154)).

Judicial Watch filed suit after the Justice Department failed to respond to a December 4, 2017, FOIA request for:

  • All records of communications, including but not limited to, emails, text messages and instant chats, between FBI official Peter Strozk and FBI attorney Lisa Page;
  • All travel requests, travel authorizations, travel vouchers and expense reports of Peter Strozk;
  • All travel requests, travel authorizations, travel vouchers and expense reports of Lisa Page.

The time frame for the requested records is February 1, 2015 to the present.

The text messages are of public interest because Strzok and Page were key investigators in the Clinton email and Trump Russia collusion investigations. Strzok was reportedly removed from the Mueller investigative team in August and reassigned to a human resources position after it was discovered that he and a FBI lawyer, Lisa Page, who worked for FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and with whom Strzok was carrying on an extramarital affair, exchanged pro-Clinton and anti-Trump...

08:00

Trump Has Been All Talk, No Action On The Opioid Crisis DownWithTyranny!


Tom Petty was an old friend. The first time we met in person, it involved me watching with amusement while he Dwight Twilley and a journalist friend chasing each other around a hotel room for the last bit on coke in an envelope. I think that was right before or right after the release of American Girl. More recently, many decades later, Tom became the latest of several superstars-- Prince, Heath Ledger, Philip Seymour Hoffman-- to die from opioid use. Most people caught up in the epidemic aren't superstars and aren't multimillionaires and will only be mourned by their families and close friends. Chronic pain hits all strata of society-- and is making pharmaceutical companies profitable beyond reason. According to the CDC, the highest death rates from opioid overdoses are in Trump country-- West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky-- but there are no states that are immune from the scourge.

Goal ThermometerTrump's rhetoric about fighting a war against the opioid epidemic went over well in West Virginia counties like McDowell and Kanawha-- which had the highest overdose mortality rate in the U.S. Kanawha gave Trump 58% of its vote and McDowell gave him a startling 74.7%. In October Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. That looked like a big deal... but it wasn't, since there was no funding behind it, just more empty rhetoric, what former congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), a member of Trump's commission called "a charade" and "a sham... tantamount to reshuffling chairs on the Titanic...You can't expect to stem the tide of a public health crisis that is claiming over 64,000 lives per year without putting your money where your mouth is." Trump, he said is "playing politics instead of pursuing solutions for issues that impact the lives of Americans. For people and families struggling with addiction in this e...

07:53

Senator Chuck Grassley Confronts FBI and Justice Department Asks Full Senate To Review Criminal Referral For Christopher Steele The Last Refuge

Wow. Massive amounts of confirmation for the ongoing strategy we outlined was underway. [Remember the batting order: Nunes, Grassley, Goodlatte, Horowitz] As expected Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee, steps to the plate following Devin Nunes. We previously Continue reading

07:04

Puerto Rico Governor Seizes Opportunity Created by Hurricane Maria, Plans to Privatize Electric Power The Intercept

Puerto Ricos electric utility, in the wake of Hurricane Maria, was eligible to enter into various mutual aid agreements with other utilities that are commonplace after major disasters. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, known as PREPA, is a member of the American Public Power Association, and through that membership, it could have requested that workers from other utilities come help with grid recovery efforts. It did not.

Instead, PREPAs leadership entered into several dubious agreements with private contractors. The most famous of these was the since-scuttled $300 million contract with the controversial Montana-based firm Whitefish Energy.

Fredyson Martinez, vice president of UTIER, the union representing PREPA line workers, recognized a pattern. From where we sit, Martinez said, the government created the crisis with austerity politics. When Maria hit, it essentially exposed the weaknesses of a utility that had suffered from years of neglect.

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossell announced on Monday that he intends to privatize PREPA, calling it a heavy burden on our people, who are now hostage to its poor service and high cost. When Martinez started working for PREPA 20 years ago, he remembers higher-ups in the union speculating about the prospect of privatization. I didnt think much of it, he told me. It was only later that I started to see that they have been working to spread the idea that privatization is the only option to solve Puerto Ricos problems. This isnt a casual thing. It has been prepared and thought-out. They took advantage of the crisis.

Neither Rossell nor the control board currently overseeing the islands finances has been subtle about their preference for the privatization of PREPA and other parts of the Puerto Rican public sphere. Speaking on a panel at the New York City Bar Association on Monday, the control boards general counsel, Jaime El Koury, argued that Puerto Rican lawmakers should look to Chile under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet as a model for the kind of competitive free-market reforms it should look to integrate, modeled off the work of the Chicago Boys neoliberal economic dogma.

Now, with such a large percentage of the island still without power, getting the grid back online will be critical to reviving the islands economy, which was already suffering prior to hurricane season. This issue isnt only an UTIERs issue or PREPA employees issue, Martinez told me. Its a Puerto Rican issue. Who controls the electric power controls everything.

The privatization comes at a politically opportune time for Rossells administration, but for the people of the island, the timing could not be worse. Just under 40 percent of the island still lacks reliable power, and there...

07:00

Watch My Live YouTube Stream of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Tonight at 7PM EST Matt Forney

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06:49

Defesa de Lula vai ao STJ encarar ministro que j decidiu contra o ex-presidente no passado The Intercept

O caminho do ex-presidente Luiz Incio Lula da Silva j era espinhoso, e agora ficou ainda pior. Com a sentena do juiz Srgio Moro confirmada nesta quarta-feira (24) pela 8a Turma do TRF-4 em Porto Alegre e com a pena aumentada de 9 anos e 6 meses para 12 anos e 1 ms de priso em regime fechado , o petista vai ao Superior Tribunal de Justia encarar uma dura turma de juzes. Um deles j decidiu contra Lula no passado recente.

O ministro Felix Fischer indeferiu o pedido da defesa do ex-presidente de tirar o processo das mos de Srgio Moro. Em maro de 2017, Fischer disse no. Fazem parte ainda do colegiado os ministros Jorge Mussi, Ribeiro Dantas, Joel Ilan Paciornik e Reynaldo Soares da Fonseca.

A Quinta Turma do STJ cuida dos processos da Lava Jato. ela que examinar o recurso de Lula. At agora, o colegiado no anulou nenhum processo da operao, e tudo leva a crer que manter a mesma diretriz. As chances de absolvio, agora, so quase impossveis: o Superior Tribunal de Justia assim como o Supremo Tribunal Federal, onde Lula tambm dever recorrer no analisa as provas do processo para condenar ou absolver. A no ser que anulem o processo por questes formais ou reduzam a pena e alterem o regime de seu cumprimento (dependendo da quantidade de pena aplicada, pode passar para semi-aberto ou aberto), as Cortes devem manter a condenao. Na ficha de Lula restaro corrupo passiva e lavagem de dinheiro.  

Foi este mesmo colegiado que, com uma viso dura sobre o direito penal, j negou sucessivos habeas corpus impetrados por rus da Lava Jato, como os de Eduardo Cunha, Jorge Luiz Zelada e Antonio Palocci.

O ministro Felix Fischer, possvel relator do recurso de Lula, nasceu em Hamburgo, na Alemanha, mas se naturalizou brasileiro. Foi promotor e procurador de justia do Ministrio Pblico do Paran. Jorge Mussi, que comeou a carreira como advogado, era desembargador do Tribunal de Just...

06:46

BREAKING: THOUSANDS Of FBI Cell Phones Were Hit With Same TECHNICAL GLITCH As Strzok & Page The Gateway Pundit

In yet another stunning twist to the missing, FBI text messages scandal, Fox News Jake Gibson reports thousands of bureau cell phones were hit with the same technical glitch as Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. 

*** EXCLUSIVE THOUSANDS OF FBI CELLPHONES WERE AFFECTED BY TECHNICAL GLITCH *** Federal Law Enforcement Officials tell Fox News, a few thousand FBI employees cell phones were affected by the technical glitch which lost some of the text messages of Strzok and Page, tweeted Fox News reporter Jake Gibson.

Fox News reports:

Thousands of FBI cellphones were affected by the technical glitch that the DOJ says prevented five months worth of text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page from being stored or uploaded into the bureaus archive system, federal law enforcement officials tell Fox News.

The missing messages have been at the center of a storm of controversy on Capitol Hill, after the DOJ notified congressional committees that there is a gap in records between Dec. 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017. Strzok and Page are under scrutiny after it was revealed that the former Robert Mueller team members exchanged a series of anti-Trump texts during the presidential campaign.

The gap in records covered a crucial period, raising suspicion among GOP lawmakers as to how those messages disappeared.

But Fox News is told that the glitch affected the phones of nearly 10 percent of the FBIs 35,000 employees.

The latest scandal to rock the FBI pertains to missing, text messages between counterintelli...

06:23

Wall Street Whistleblower: Clinton Foundation is the Largest Charitable Fraud in American History The Gateway Pundit

Former investment banker and self-styled Wall Street whistleblower Charles Ortel is one of the foremost experts on Clinton Foundation corruption. According to Ortel, examination of available facts demonstrates the Clinton Foundation and its network of false-front charity initiatives and affiliates remains the largest set of unprosecuted charitable frauds in American history.

Everything from the charitys structure to pay-to-play schemes in relation to the ill-fatted Russia reset, tell a tale of corruption and cronyism that would make Al Capone blush.

Charles Ortel writes in Lifezette:

In a sad sense, international charities are perfect vehicles for such questionable activities. After all, who can check effectively how much money is in truth raised and where discrete portions of these revenues are disbursed in far-flung corners of the world?

Meanwhile, international charity also provides cover to disguise payoffs that might unlock mining and energy concessions, telecommunications and other licenses, and largesse (grants and subsidized loans, for example) from multilateral organizations, including the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, among others.

What really was happening with the Russia reset starting in 2009? Large contributions to political campaigns come with strings attached.

Evidence already in the public domain shows that certain Russians found common cause with green investors, as Peter Schweizers work for the Government Accountability Institute explained in From Russia with Money: Hillary Clinton, the Russian Reset, and Cronyism. []

To the consternation of many, the U.S. announced in September 2009 that it would abandon plans to provide a missile defense shield to Poland and other Eastern Europe nations. []

Starting in July 2016, the Dallas office of the IRS finally began an investigation into Clinton Foundation...

06:13

Hungary: A State Captured By Russia Mining Awareness +

Hungarian Prime minister Viktor Orbn is reported to have done a sudden about-face on Putin and shifted from being an opponent to being a major ally. It has been speculated that Semion Mogilevich also linked to Trump had compromising information on Orbn, handed to Putin at the time of Mogilevichs arrest for suspected tax evasion. Mogilevich was arrested in Moscow on January 24, 2008, and was released on July 24, 2009. Others seem to think that he is simply power-hungry like Putin. (See notes at page bottom) Such a shame too, as Hungarys such a wonderful country with wonderful people.

From the The Heinrich Bll Foundation (Heinrich Bll Stiftung):
Hungary: a state captured by Russia

Hungarys liaison with the Kremlin has turned the economic Eastern Opening into the construction of a full-blown illiberal democracy. This goes hand in hand with Russias growing leverage over Hungary with respect to economic as well as soft power. 11. October 2017 by Pter Krek, Lrnt Gyri

Mihly Vajda, a renowned Hungarian philosopher[1] recently resigned...

06:08

Judge Napolitano: Lawmakers Should Take Explosive FISA Memo to House Floor and Release It Perfectly Legal (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

There is a massive scandal brewing at the top ranks of Americas premier law enforcement agency.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) prepared a four-page explosive memo recently, based on classified material that purportedly lays out what the FBI and others did to corrupt the 2016 election.

According to Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) and others, the memo is deeply disturbing.

The memo needs to be released to the public.
The US public has a right to know about the entrenched corruption in the FBI.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) huddled together Saturday to discuss a never-before-used procedure for releasing the shocking FISA abuse memo.

FOX News contributor Judge Napolitano believes he has a solution for the release of the memo.

A lawmaker should read it on the House Floor which is perfectly legal.

Judge Napolitano: I am suggesting that one of those members of Congress, who you just ran on the screen, should take this to the floor of the House of Representatives and release it there because the constitution protects anything that is said there. Senator Feinstein did this with torture memos. These members of Congress should do with this because the rest of Congress and the American public is entitled to know.

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05:57

Sarah Sanders White House Press Briefing 2:00pm Livestream The Last Refuge

Sarah Huckabee Sanders delivers the White House press briefing for Wednesday January 24th, 2018.  Anticipated Start time 2:00 2:30pm EST. UPDATE: Video Added WH Livestream Link RSBN Livestream Link GST Livestream Link ( <-active)

05:52

SHOCK CLAIM=> Dinesh DSouza: My File Shows the FBI Red-Flagged Me As an OBAMA CRITIC Then Sent Him to Reeducation Camp The Gateway Pundit

Conservative activist Dinesh DSouza faced political persecution after he directed and released anti-Obama film, 2016: Obamas America. He was indicted over illegal campaign contributions.

It was an obvious witch hunt.

On Wednesday, Dinesh DSouza went off about corruption in the top FBI brass in light of new Strzok-Page text messages bubbling up to the surface.

This is a very powerful tweetstorm.

DSouza began, If Obama ordered surveillance on @realDonaldTrump in 2016, I wonder if he ordered it on me in 2012, leading to my selective prosecution

DSouza says his file, obtained by the House Intel Committee shows the FBI red-flagged him as a critic of Obama and subsequently allocated $100,000 to investigate a $20,000 case.

My fileobtained by the House Oversight Committeeshows FBI red-flagged me as an Obama critic & allocated $100 K to investigate a $20 K case

Its time for a Clarion call.

Dinesh DSouza slammed the corrupt ring of criminals in Obamas DOJ including former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara who was...

05:48

Andrew McCarthy Discusses Why Clinton Email Scandal Was Protected By President Obama Communication The Last Refuge

Andrew McCarthy has a worthwhile article today discussing his long-held belief that Secretary Hillary Clinton could never have been prosecuted by the DOJ due to her non-secure email communications with former President Obama, and the need for the prior administration Continue reading

05:40

Ex-President Lulas Corruption Conviction Is Upheld by Brazilian Appeals Court. Now What? The Intercept

There was a heavy security presence outside the Federal Regional Court in Porto Alegre, Brazil on January 23, 2018, the day before the trial of former Brazilian president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva.

05:30

NFL rejects veterans group #PleaseStand Super Bowl ad Fellowship of the Minds

As if I needed another reason to despise the NFL. From Fox News (by Todd Starnes): The National Football League has rejected a Super Bowl advertisement from American Veterans urging people to stand for the national anthem. The nations largest Continue reading

05:15

The US Government Is The Largest Launderer Of Marijuana Cash In The Nation by Ellen Brown Dandelion Salad

by Ellen Brown Writer, Dandelion Salad The Web of Debt Blog January 24, 2018 In a blatant example of do as I say, not as I do, the US government is profiting handsomely by accepting marijuana cash in the payment of taxes while imposing huge penalties on banks for accepting it as deposits. Onerous reporting []

05:03

HELL FREEZES OVER=> Global Warming Nut Al Gore Defends POTUS Trump At Davos! The Gateway Pundit

Former Vice-President Al Gore defended President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland over the administrations decision to impose tariffs on solar panels. 

Daily Caller reports:

Former Vice President Al Gore did something he, admittedly, rarely does and defended a recent Trump administration decision to impose tariffs on solar cells and modules.

I dont typically defend him, Gore said during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

President Donald Trump announced on Monday a 30 percent tariff on imported cells and modules used to make solar panels that would decrease over time. The solar industry largely opposed the move, but admitted it was not a somewhat moderated decision.

I will say in this case it did not start with him, Gore said. This was a trade action brought by private companies. They chose a kind of a midpoint in the range of alternatives.

Could have been handled differently, should have been handled differently, but its not an utter catastrophe, Gore said.

The former Vice President has suffered a series of embarrassments over the past year, as predictions of ice-free polar caps, and soaring global temperatures continue to, well, melt away. As reported by The Gateway Pundits Jim Hoft, Gore falsely claimed 9 years ago that the North Pole would be rid of all its ice in 5 years time.

This wasnt the only time Gore made his ice-free prediction. Gores been predicting this since 2007.

According to Al Gore, the North Pole should be completely melted by now.

While the former Vice President was cross crossing the world (emitting countless lbs of CO2 emission) to promote his new climate documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, a new study revealed the planet actually Colled since the Medieval Times.

Spector.au reports:

Typical of most such temperature series, it zigzags up and down while showing two risin...

04:52

Germany Introduces Womens Pants with Safety Alarms to Thwart Off Migrant Sex Attacks (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Youre going to just LOVE the new Europe!

Germany, a country of 82 million, welcomed from 800,000 to over one million migrants and unvetted refugees in 2015.

Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed close over 280,000 migrants in 2016.

In July 2017 German Chancellor Angela Merkel shut down the idea of creating upper limits on refugees entering Germany.

Meanwhile migrant sex attacks and violence has soared in Germany since Merkel implemented her grand scheme to flood the country with third world migrants.

Now theres hope for German women!

Safety pants with a loud alarm are being sold in Germany.

The Voice of Europe reported:

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04:39

James Woods Says What We Are All Thinking About Jeff Sessions and Missing FBI Text Messages The Gateway Pundit

It is obvious to anyone paying attention that Jeff Sessions has no control over the Justice Department. 

Jeff Sessions has pretty much surrendered the DOJ to Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein.

Rosenstein thanked Sessions for the exchange of power by appointing Special Counsel Robert Mueller to carry out a coup detat.

AG Sessions has the ability to unrecuse himself and end this Mueller witch hunt once and for all but he continues to sit on the sidelines as Americans watch Mueller take scalps.

Patriotic actor James Woods said what we are all thinking about Jeff Sessions and the Mueller witch hunt.

James Woods tweeted, So basically we have been without an Attorney General for the duration of this administration. Meanwhile the Democrats and their henchmen are running rampant destroying files, emails, texts and other evidence. This is a coup detat. Make no mistake.

Social media was set ablaze after these new Strzok-Page text messages were released to the public. What is even scarier to think about is the new explosive text messages are a separate batch from the 6 months worth of missing text messages.

Imagine what those text messages say about the Trump transition period, Russia dossier and moments leading up to Muellers appointment.

We have Strzok admitting the Mueller investigation is a big fat nothing burger.

The most shocking thing we have found out in the new batch of text messages is there was a secret society of folks within the DOJ and FBI working against Trump.

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) told Fox News Bret Baier on Tuesday evening that there is an informant talking to [Congress] about meetings the people in the secret society were having offsite.

All of this evidence of corruption yet Jeff Sessions continues to sit back and watch Mueller hunt down innocent people in the Trump administ...

04:27

Merkel Jabs Trump at Davos Warns Against Isolationism to Global Elites The Gateway Pundit

The woman who destroyed Europe took a jab at President Trump and his America First policies in her speech at Davos on Wednesday.

Merkel brought in millions of third world economic migrants into Europe since 2015.
The continent will never be the same.

Axios reported:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, saying: If we are of the opinion that things are simply not fair, that there is no reciprocity, then we have to seek multilateral answers, and not pursue a unilateral protectionist course where we isolate ourselves.

Why it matters: Merkel appeared to be directing her comments at the America First policies of President Donald Trump, as well as other populist leaders.

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04:00

Thanks In Part To Trump, Florida Heats Up As A 2018 Battleground DownWithTyranny!

EMILY's List has come up with a way for Democrats to lose in Florida again

Yesterday Lisa Hagen wrote that Florida governor, Trump crony and crooked multimillionaire Rick Scott is running into headwinds as he considers his Senate run against Bill Nelson. GOP analyst Rick Wilson: "Hes got the ability to lay the hammer down very quickly and be in the fight very quickly. At this point if youre him, you want to wait as long as you can [because] Donald Trump is really unpopular in Florida with people outside the Republican base." He has until May 4 to file; no other Republicans will as long as they think Scott's going to.
Republicans are expected to face strong headwinds in both the Senate and House heading into November. Democrats have held a consistent lead in generic ballot polling, while an unexpected Democratic special election victory in deep-red rural Wisconsin last week served as just the latest suggestion that a Democratic wave could be coming in November. While Scott sits on the sidelines, Democrats havent wasted any time taking shots at him and his record as governor.

  ...[T]he Republican governor will need to walk a fine line on how closely he associates himself to the president. Trump has said he wants to be active in 2018 campaigns and it remains to be seen whether he comes down to Florida to boost Scott and vulnerable House Republicans.

There are already signs that Scott is seeking to distance himself from Trump. After news broke about Trump calling Haiti, El Salvador and African nations shithole...

03:59

Ben Rhodes Hits the PANIC BUTTON After Trump Lights Up FBI Lovers Peter Strzok & Lisa Page Over Missing Texts The Gateway Pundit

Former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes took umbrage Tuesday evening with President Trumps tweet about the missing, 50,000 text messages between FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. 

Where are the 50,000 important text messages between FBI lovers Lisa Page and Peter Strzok? Blaming Samsung! tweeted President Trump.

Rhodes chimed in, The President is a conspiracy theorist against the highest law enforcement agency in the country and is eviscerating institutional norms. Remember that the next time you hear hot air from GOP about how much they support law enforcement and honor traditional values.

Conservative Reviews National Security reporter Jordan Schachtel described Rhodes tweet as hitting the panic button.

Ben Rhodes hits the PANIC BUTTON, tweeted Schachtel.

02:58

HERES THE LIST: Shady, Corrupt and Possible Criminal Activities and Scandals Surrounding Special Counsel Robert Mueller The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Former Head of the now corrupt and disgraced FBI, Robert Mueller, snaked his way into the position of special counsel in the fake Trump Russia scandal. Mueller has a history of shady, corrupt and potential criminal activities.  Below is a list of the more notable illicit activities he was part of.

As noted previously by TGP and Attorney Jeffrey Marty, Mueller was the Head of the FBI for 12 yearsspanning across both the Bush and Obama administrations from 2001 to 2013. What stands out most during Muellers term in office is the two-tiered system of justice, when obvious crimes and scandals involving government officials, were ignored or even covered up by the FBI.  Much of the worst behavior of the Clintons and the Obama administration was given a pass by Muellers FBI.  Mueller and his team now appear to be as crooked as the criminals he was charged with investigating and prosecuting.  Mueller created the swamp that needs to be drained.  Below is a list of scandals that Mueller was or is involved in.

Muellers FBI Years:

Vanishing Currency (2003): the US sent $12,000,000,000 in $100 bills to the Iraq War combat theater, which mostly went unaccounted for once it entered the country.

NSA Warrantless Surveillance (2001-2013): illegal collection of domestic phone records and internet communications that were sent or received by US citizens, in violation of Fourth Amendment protections against warrantless search and seizure, followed by potential perjury committed by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who denied the practices under oath; the 2013 Snowden revelations proved that the 2004 story about Comey and Mueller stopping illegal surveillance practices was a lie.

Mueller Hand Delivers Uranium to Russians on Tarmac for Hillary (2009): Hillary Clinton had Mueller hand deliver uranium to the Russians in 2009.  When Mueller couldnt make the first trip, she res...

02:45

GOODWIN: All Roads Lead To Comey As Evidence Suggests Scandal TOO BIG TO BELIEVE Brewing At FBI The Gateway Pundit

Its difficult to fathom the degree to which the FBI, once one of Americas, if not the worlds, most respected  and effective institutions, has been deballed, debased and degraded under the Obama administration. 

Yet, here we are.

The latest scandal to rock the FBI pertains to missing, text messages between counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page. The texts that we know of, having come to light over the past few days, quickly developed into its own scandal, of sorts.

In an incisively written column for the New York Post, Michael Goodwins headline warns Evidence suggests a massive scandal is brewing at the FBI. Sure, Goodwins title suggests the bureau hasnt already been embroiled in massive scandal for months, but as the political commentator writes a number of paragraphs in, Comeys role in the bureaus rampant corrupt is the real scandal. In part, this is perhaps why a group of outspoken lawmakers, such as Rep. Matt Gaetz and Rep. Jim Jordan, are screaming from every hill top they can scale, demanding the FISA memos release, coupled with the appointment of a second special counsel to probe the Deep States most deepest and darkest secrets.

Goodwin writes:

During the financial crisis, the federal government bailed out banks it declared too big to fail. Fearing their bankruptcy might trigger economic Armageddon, the feds propped them up with taxpayer cash.

Something similar is happening now at the FBI, with the Washington wagons circling the agency to protect it from charges of corruption. This time, the appropriate tag line is too big to believe.

Yet each day brings credible reports suggesting there is a massive scandal involving the top ranks of Americas premier law enforcement agency. The reports, which feature talk among agents of a secret society and suddenly missing text messages, point to the existence both of a cabal dedicated to defeating Donald Trump in 2016 and of a plan to let Hillary Clinton skate free in the classified email probe. []

More support for this view involves the FBIs use of the Russian dossier on Trump that was paid for by the Clint...

02:35

Explosive FISA memo: Top secret source document details Obama NSA illegal spying/doxxing of U.S. citizens Fellowship of the Minds

On January 18, 2018, members of the House of Representatives were given a four-page memo, described by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)and journalist Sara Carter as so shocking and explosive, it could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI Continue reading

02:30

Sanctuary California: Illegal alien working as Uber driver arrested for four rapes, could possibly be more cases Fellowship of the Minds

From Daily Mail: California prosecutors said an Uber driver living in the country illegally has been charged with raping, assaulting and robbing young women. San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow said Monday that Alfonso Alarcon-Nunezs alleged four victims Continue reading

02:18

Lara Trump Destroys Womens March Hypocrites With Facts The Gateway Pundit

Appearing on Fox and Friends on Wednesday, Lara Trump laid into the hypocrites who participated in the Womens March absolutely destroying them with facts and logic.

Lara Trump blasted the march as hateful and explained that her father-in-law has done so much for women.

I was so disappointed to see the Womens March wasnt just about women. It was more of a hateful, anti-Trump protest, which I think is really sad because this president has done so much for women, Trump said.

The focus of this years march was the midterm elections, registering voters, and inspiring more women to run for office.

Despite the focus on women in politics, the march did not acknowledge the many women working in the Trump administration.

He has a woman as the head of the Department of Homeland Security, Education. He had the first woman run a successful presidential campaign, with Kellyanne [Conway]. Womens unemployment is at a 17-year low right now. And, yet, these women out there are so anti-Trump. And I dont even think they know why. They just think thats the thing to do, she concluded.

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02:08

BOOM! Twitter DESTROYS Adam Schiff and Sen. Feinstein: Internal Analysis Finds NO RUSSIAN BOTS Behind #ReleaseTheMemo The Gateway Pundit

Last week, the House Intelligence Committee quietly voted to make available to fellow House members a memo documenting abuse of the FISA program, reports Fox News Chad Pergram.

As TGPs Cristina Laila reported previously News of the FISA memo spread like wildfire on social media. Trump supporters pushed a #ReleaseTheMemo campaign after GOP Reps came forward demanding the document be released to the American public.

On Tuesday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) urged Twitter and Facebook to conduct a thorough forensic examination into the #ReleaseTheMemo campaign as potentially an ongoing attack by Kremlin-linked social media actors also referred to as Russian bots.

ABC News tweeted out the letter Schiff and Feinstein sent to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg demanding a forensic examination into Twitter users who pushed the #ReleaseTheMemo campaign.

It turns out Rep. Adam Schiffs office was inundated with phone calls from citizens confirming they are not Russian bots.

On Wednesday the far left Daily Beast destroyed Adam Schiff and Senator Feinsteins conspiracy.

Twitter internal analy...

01:30

Tarso Genro: Lula operou em sistema poltico amoral, isso diferente de cometer crime The Intercept

O sistema poltico brasileiro amoral, e o ex-presidente Luiz Incio Lula da Silva se utilizou dele para implementar polticas sociais que mudaram os padres de desigualdade no Brasil, disse o ex-governador gacho, ex-prefeito de Porto Alegre e ex-ministro Tarso Genro, nome histrico do Partido dos Trabalhadores. Isso muito diferente de cometer crime, e colocar dentro dessa amoralidade um objetivo social que nobre. Foi o que Lula fez.

Genro recebeu The Intercept Brasil no fim da tarde da ltima tera em seu escritrio de advocacia, dentro de um novo e elegante conjunto comercial na avenida Praia de Belas, a poucas quadras do Tribunal Regional Federal da 4 Regio. O TRF4 julga nesta quarta a apelao do ex-presidente Luiz Incio Lula da Silva sentena de nove anos e meio de priso imposta pelo juiz federal Sergio Moro.

Existe, nitidamente, a partir de Curitiba, uma inteno de retir-lo da campanha eleitoral, de retirar sua possibilidade de ser candidato a presidente

Para Genro, no h provas em nenhum dos processos movidos contra Lula, mas existe, nitidamente, a partir de Curitiba, uma inteno de retir-lo da campanha eleitoral, de retirar sua possibilidade de ser candidato a presidente. O ex-governador j defendeu que Lula no concorresse nas eleies deste ano, mas mudou de ideia. No que o PT refm do Lula; o Lula o condutor poltico do PT. A figura dele muito superior ao prestgio do prprio partido, opinou.

Aos 70 anos de idade, Tarso disse que no ser candidato a coisa alguma em 2018, e exortou a esquerda a compreender a nova dinmica econmica para manter a relevncia poltica. A viso tradicional do partido sindical, do operrio assalariado, est sofrendo um desgaste muito grande, porque a estrutura de classes est mudando, disse. Se o partido no pensar em uma forma de colocar esses novos interesses no cenrio poltico, dificilmente vai se manter como um partido representativo.

Leia os principais trechos da conversa.

THE INTERCEPT BRASIL Nesta quarta, o TRF4 julga recurso do ex-presidente no processo do trplex. Lula tambm responde a outros processos, acusado de ser favorecido por empreiteiras no stio de Atibaia, no terreno para o Instituto Lula, no apartamento vizinho ao dele em So Bernardo do Campo. D para dizer que ele totalmente inocente na relao com as empreiteiras?

TARSO GENRO Podemos falar sobre essas questes em dois nveis. Um deles o relacionamento tradicional que os governantes tm no Brasil com a...

01:24

Sen. Ron Johnson: A NUMBER OF HIGH LEVEL FBI OFFICIALS Were Attending Secret Offsite Anti-Trump Meetings (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) spoke with Bill Hemmer on Americas Newsroom on Wednesday morning.

Johnson continued to speak to reporters about the FBI sleeper cell against President Donald Trump.

Senator Johnson said there is an indication that there was a number of high level FBI officials holding offsite meetings on how to bring down President Trump.

Senator Johnson went on to say he would not speak out about his source or sources.
Johnson sits on the Records Committee and speaks with government whistleblowers.

Senator Johnson: I think theres indications there was a number of high level FBI official holding secret meetings offsite.

Bill Hemmer: Is that half a dozen?

Senator Johnson: Again I cant really put a number on it right now. More than just Strzok and Page. But understand Strzok and Page were very high level within the FBI.

Via Americas Newsroom:

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