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Saturday, 17 February

07:55

Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service: Who Is Charles Rettig? [News - AllGov]

President Donald Trump has chosen a Beverly Hills tax attorney to be the next commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If confirmed by the Senate, Charles Chuck Rettig will face the daunting challenge of implementing the new $1.5 trillion tax law passed by Republicans last year, despite Republican-led measures that since 2010 have cut the IRS budget by $900 million (17%) and reduced its staff by 21,000 (23%). Rettig will also be responsible for overseeing the ongoing audit of Trumps tax returns by the IRSs Global High Wealth Industry Group. Rettig once called scrutiny by the Wealth Squad, the audits from hell that your grandfather warned you about.

 

Rettigs nomination breaks a 20-year precedent of IRS leaders having backgrounds in business or management, but not tax. Rettig would succeed John Koskinen, whose term from December 2013 to November 2017 was marred by false allegations that the agency had singled out conservative-leaning political groups for scrutiny. 

 

Born November 18, 1956, in Burbank, California, Charles Paul (Chuck) Rettig earned a B.A. in Economics at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1978, a J.D. at Pepperdine University Law School in 1981, and an LL.M. in Taxation at New York University Law School in 1982. 

 

Soon after graduating with his second law degree, Rettig joined the law firm now known as Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, which specializes in tax law. A certified specialist in tax, estate planning, and trust and probate law, Rettig has spent his entire 35-year career there. He focuses on settling tax controversy cases between tax collectors and his wealthy clients, which have included Michael Jackson, Don Ho, Girls Gone Wild creator Joseph Francis and many corporations. He has represented clients before the IRS, the Justice Department Tax Division, and various other tax authorities.

 

Rettig has also been a pioneer in representing scores of wealthy taxpayers seeking to disclose their unreported offshore bank accounts to the IRS in exchange for reduced penalties for what is often years of fraudulent tax avoidance. In 2014 and again in 2017, Rettig sued the IRS on behalf of clients seeking to reduce their tax penalty payments.

 

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00:00

DCCC Big Foots Into Orange County-- Excellent News... For the NRCC DownWithTyranny!


The DCCC has mostly stayed out of the California Democratic primaries... but that changed this week. So far they've just been getting some of their puppet organizations to weigh in on the side of their corrupt conservative recruits. Yesterday Cook's David Wasserman had a fine description of what's going on in CA-25 (Santa Clarita, Antelope Valley and Simi Valley) but for a post entitled Battle for the House: Are Crowded Democratic Primaries a Blessing or a Curse? he missed the whole point of what's going on in the state now. Maybe he'll follow up another day. His post makes the case for why Katie Hill should be the Democratic nominee-- even without mentioning the poll that shows Katie beating Steve Knight 53-40% while the widely disliked corporate carpetbagger, Bryan Caforio, essentially tied with Knight.
Katie Hill, 30, is a first-time candidate who may be one of the most impressive Democratic contenders of 2018. The daughter of a nurse and a police officer, she studied nursing herself before shifting to the non-profit sector, and by 29 she was running the largest anti-homelessness non-profit in California, with an annual budget over $40 million. But her ability to navigate a tricky primary may hold the key to Democrats' chances of flipping a critical district.

Republicans' biggest structural advantages in the House-- think geography, incumbency and money-- have been weakening all cycle. Pennsylvania's GOP map just got thrown out, at least 32 Republicans aren't seeking reelection, and over three dozen GOP incumbents were out-raised by Democrats in the final quarter of 2017-- including GOP Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25), whom Hill out-raised. In the past, these kinds of trends have foreshadowed...

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Friday, 16 February

23:50

Native American Activist Critical of Elizabeth Warren Says Her Speech Was A Step In The Right Direction The Intercept

Elizabeth Warren used her recent address at the National Congress of American Indians to address long-standing criticisms of her claims of Native American heritage.

You wont find my family members on any rolls, and Im not enrolled in a tribe, she said, conceding that there are no tribal records of her family belonging to the Cherokee. And I want to make something clear. I respect that distinction. I understand that tribal membership is determined by tribes and only by tribes. I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead. I never used it to advance my career.

But she also insisted that she does have part Native American lineage. But my mothers family was part Native American. And my daddys parents were bitterly opposed to their relationship, she said. So, in 1932, when Mother was 19 and Daddy had just turned 20, they eloped.

She used the rest of the speech to highlight issues important to Native populations, such as economic deprivation, environmental degradation, and stopping interpersonal violence against Native peoples.

Her speech was applauded by at least two critics of Warrens claim of Native heritage.

Rebecca Nagle is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation who works on domestic violence issues as well as other activism. Last year, she wrote an op-ed for ThinkProgress critical of the Massachusetts senator. She is not a hero because, despite claiming to be the only Native woman in the U.S. Senate, she has done nothing to advance our rights, she wrote.

In an interview with The Intercept, Nagle gave Warren credit for addressing issues important to Native Americans. I would say overall I think that this speech was a step in the right direction, she said. And I hope that she continues to walk in that direction. I also hope that people [will] hold her accountable in that direction.

The activist appreciated how Warren focused on the underlying issues in the community rather than simply focusing on herself. I think her re-framing the conversation and instead of centering herself, centering Native people was a really good step in the right direction. I also think that the other thing she did that was positive was making a clear commitment to prioritize Native issues, she said. I think well have to watch and see if she makes good on that promise. But I think that commitment is a good step in the right direction. And also clearly building relations...

23:30

First world problems: Oscar nominees panic over absent freebie sweatshirts Fellowship of the Minds

From Hollywood Reporter: The Academy has been known to take a tough stance when it comes to freebies. In 2016, the organization sued marketing firm Distinctive Assets for handing out unapproved Oscar gift bags. But there is one official freebie Continue reading

22:00

Is Donald Trump a Traitor? The Intercept

Wanted posters for Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, right, and Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev sit on display before a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

21:10

The Florida Shooter's White Nationalist Connections Booman Tribune

If you go to the Southern Poverty Law Center looking for information on Jordan Jereb, youll find an article from 2014 that basically mocks him for missing the interview he requested because he had been arrested.

Jordan Jereb, head of The Republic of Florida militia group, wanted to be famous. But when
opportunity finally knocked, the man who liked to roll down hills as he played Army was nowhere to be found. It turned out his outlaw fantasies had finally caught up with him.

I wanted to know more about Jereb because hes in the news today claiming that yesterdays school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was a member of his group and participated in paramilitary drills in Tallahassee.

Jordan Jereb, head of The Republic of Florida militia group

What I learned from the SPLC wasnt comforting. They sent representatives to Tallahassee four years ago to interview Jereb because he had reached out to them repeatedly looking for recognition. When he didnt show for the interview, they investigated and tracked him down at the Leon County jail where he and a friend were in custody for trespassing after allegedly entering their old high school.

The SPLC says local law enforcement had grown increasingly worried of the threatening rhetoric coming from Jereb and his friends. They also say that his group was a would-be militia made up of kids barely old enough to buy guns.

Reading the piece made me somewhat skeptical about whether Jereb should be believed when he says that Cruz was a member of his group. After all, its clear that he wants publicity, so maybe this is just a way to get his name in the news.

On the other hand, some pieces line up. For one, Ive seen comments from students at the school who said that Cruz was obsessed with a girl there and had stalked her. Jereb is quoted as saying Cruz had trouble with a girl and he believed the timing of the attack, carried out on Valentines Day, wasnt a coincidence.

That, combined with the fact that in 2014 the SPLC saw his Republic of Florida militia as populated with kids barely old enough to buy a gun makes me think that Jareb could be telling the truth.

The fact that the SPLC investigators chose to portray the group as more ridiculous than menacing looks like a potential error on their part:

Jereb had been posting an onslaught of videos for months. Filming with a handful of high school friends, Jereb and company had warned of a...

Don't Give Up on Gun Control or America Booman Tribune

Anthony Rizzo plays first base for the Chicago Cubs. Anthony Rizzo chokes up on the bat and still hits the long ball. And Anthony Rizzos old high school just got shot up by a 19 year old whom students there say was too uncool and creepy to pass even at the Emo Gazebo, where the misfits usually gather. So far, seventeen people are dead. That number may rise. Our Tralfamadorian politicians say, So it goes.

The way these types of events continue to occur without any change, except a loosening of gun laws brought to us by the conservative right, risks beating the rest of us down into an impotent state of learned helplessness, where embittered cynicism becomes a natural response and sardonicism becomes an attractive survival skill.

For Kurt Vonnegut, who survived the Dresden bombing as a prisoner of war, the Tralfamadorians looked at humans the way humans look at the Rocky Mountains. They are always there. Sometimes they are happy. Sometimes they are dead. Each condition is as real as the other, and as permanent and inevitable. So it goes.

But, unlike the Tralfamadorians, human beings dont live outside of time and were not supposed to be fatalistic. Apathy is our enemy. We were born to learn from experience so we wont repeat our mistakes, but its a problem if the only thing we learn is that our mistakes cannot be fixed or prevented.

We may see the same type of thing happen with immigration and the Dreamers, where there seems to be overwhelming support to do something, perhaps even something that isnt cruel and awful, but nothing can be done because of the immovable force and entrenched power of conservatives.

This condition is not permanent. Our problems can be fixed. Objectively, our problems are tame compared to ones our grandparents faced in the 1930s and 1940s. But adopting a dark and detached mood of powerlessness and grim humor isnt going to move the process along. I fall into this myself as a coping mechanism. I mock the &ldq...

An Unhappy Valentine's Day in the White House Booman Tribune

Donald Trumps longtime attorney Michael Cohen has now admitted paying porn star Stephanie Clifford (a.k.a. Stormy Daniels) $130,000 to keep mum about her affair with the president. While he denies that he did this on behalf of the campaign or the Trump Organization (either of which could have legal ramifications), he does not deny that he did it on behalf of Trump. In fact, he explains his decision by saying I will always protect Mr. Trump.

Oddly, he claims that he made this payment out of funds from his own pocket, and its already known that he set up an LLC in Delaware for the purpose. And, again, while he denies he was compensated or made whole for this payment by the campaign or the Trump organization, he doesnt mention the possibility that Trump himself may have paid him back.

Of course, he didnt just hand the money over. There was a non-disclosure agreement which means, presumably, that Clifford could be compelled to return the funds if she admitted to the affair. So far, since news of this arrangement broke in January, shes been cagey about the whole thing, not quite admitting or too forcefully denying that she had a relationship with Trump.

Cohen has also been hard to pin down, but hes on the record now as having made the payment. He still insists that no affair took place and that he paid Clifford because Just because something isnt true doesnt mean that it cant cause you harm or damage.

We need to apply some common sense to this. No one, no matter how rich, will pay $130,000 to cover up another persons affair, especially if the accuser is lying. If Cohen took the money out of his own pocket, then he expected to be repaid either in cash or through some other equivalent benefit. Perhaps he thought having his friend and client become president would provide plenty of opportunities to get a return on his investment, but in October, when this agreement was reached with Clifford, no one thought Trump was going to win. In fact, the Republican establishment was running from Trump in the aftermath of the Access Hollywood fiasco and...

The Dems Play Hardball in Pennsylvania Booman Tribune

I confess to having mixed feelings about the brouhaha in my home state of Pennsylvania over the drawing of fair congressional maps. The states Supreme Court, which has an overt Democratic majority, decided to play hardball and declare the existing maps in violation of the state constitution. Just a quick glance at the odd, and in some cases meandering districts currently in use will confirm for you that theyre absurdly gerrymandered. If you know a little about Pennsylvanias political geography, youll see that theyre gerrymandered to benefit the Republican Party. I dont know how it suddenly became unconstitutional to draw district maps to benefit your own party, but some arbitrary line seems to have been crossed. The states Supreme Court took particular offense to examples where the GOP divided counties, cities, incorporated towns, boroughs, townships, or wards. So, they demanded that the legislature provide new maps that place more emphasis making compact districts in contiguous territory.

The GOP controls the legislature and they grumbled about this court order, with some members even suggesting that they might impeach all the Democrats on the Supreme Court, which they theoretically have the raw majorities needed to do. Instead, they produced a new map that eliminates the most ridiculous looking districts and gives more heed to keeping cities, towns, and wards whole. The problem is that the governor, Tom Wolf, is a Democrat, and the Supreme Court gave him veto power. Wolf has declared the new map as badly gerrymandered as the old one, and this means that the Court will appoint an independent expert, Prof. Nathaniel Persily of Stanford University, to divide the districts.

To be clear, Ive had enough of watching the Republicans ignore norms and abuse processes in order to unfairly advantage themselves in elections. Ive seen them create a nontroversy around in-person voter fraud and then impose voter ID laws meant to disproportionately disenfranchise Democratic voters. So, part of me feels like its about time that the Democrats fight back. The other half of me doesnt like seeing a party use their raw majority on a court to impose their political will on the state legislature. And thats how I see this, because districts have been gerrymandered or drawn to benefit certain politicians since the beginning of time.

But more than my ambivalence about the courts power play, here, I dont think it will really benefit the Democrats that much. And thats beca...

20:30

White House: "Iraq Has Antrax Virus" "Russia Launched NotPetya" Moon of Alabama

Late last night the White House accused the Russian military of having launched the destructive "NotPetya" malware which in June 2017 hit many global companies: Statement from the Press Secretary In June 2017, the Russian military launched the most destructive...

19:56

Will Russia Successfully Bully YouTube-Google Into Removing Corruption Video About Russian Mining Oligarch Deripaska Taking High Level Kremlin Official On A Yachting Trip? Mining Awareness +

We are about to learn how much power Russia, Deripaska, and perhaps Deripaskas mining-business colleague (EN+) Nat Rothschild have over Google-Youtube. Then, of course, there is Deripaskas colleague at Rusal, former Stasi agent-friend of Putin, Matthias Warnig. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/02/12/navalny-video-about-russian-oligarch-kremlin-official-bribery-and-trump-campaign-link-now-banned-in-russia. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/02/16/about-that-russian-oligarch-linked-to-trump-and-kremlin-inner-circle-with-stasi-ties-and-alleged-mafia-ties-deripaska/

Navalny (25 min) video link. Watch it asap in case Youtube removes it under Russian pressure: http://youtu.be/RQZr2NgKPiU

Russia-Deripaska wanted Instagram and YouTube to take down the damning photos of him and a powerful Russian senior politician Prikhodko on Deripaskas yacht. Instagram has complied. Youtube not as of this writing. Except for Prikhodko and Deripaskas wives, the damning part isnt really about the Escort, Nastya Rybka, who accompanied them, although it could give Deripaska leverage over Prikhodko. Rather, the damning part is that a high level Kremlin official spent a few days on a businessmans yacht.

In the corruption investigation video, Navalny suggests, as well, that this Prikhodko-Deripaska yacht trip is a missing link in the Trump campaigns connection to Russia. Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is linked to Deripaska.

Why didnt they take the cell phones away from the Escort? Or was the video made with a different device? She outwitted them? In her tell-all book, the Escort, Nastya Rybka, very aptly called the senior politician (Prikhodko), the minence grise (grey eminence) of the regime, the Richelieu of our times (Frances powerful Cardinal Richelieu). She also concludes that Deripaska is fearful of Prikhodko. Is that book now banned?
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19:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!


by Noah

Face it, when the latest mass slaughter of innocents happened on Wednesday, you know the first thought in the minds of psychotics like Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and the rest of the graft-grubbing dirtbags in Washington was not for the slaughtered children, their teachers, and their families but for their own loved ones in the NRA and the rest of the gun lobby. Uber-lowlifes like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell only see each shooting as a golden opportunity to pocket more cash from the NRA in return for their silence. You know there is no doubt that their first phone calls were aimed at raising more money off of this latest tragedy. Even the shooting of their colleagues at a congressional softball game didn't change that. Not to worry, though, they'll have their staffers write up another insincere "thoughts and prayers" statement, while, they, smirk.

18:42

About That Russian Oligarch Linked To Trump And Kremlin Inner Circle With Stasi Ties And Alleged Mafia Ties Deripaska Mining Awareness +


Navalny (25 min) video link. Watch it asap in case Youtube removes it under Russian pressure: http://youtu.be/RQZr2NgKPiU

Oleg Deripaska is President of Rusal. Former German Stasi agent, friend-associate of Putin (from KGB days in Germany) Matthias Warnig, is Chairman of the Board of Rusal, as well as Managing Director of Nord Stream 2. En+ Group controls Rusal. Deripaska is President and Director of En+ Group. Nat Rothschild is Chairman of the Board of En+ Group.

The most recent Navalny corruption video, which is now banned in Russia, is about an important Russian official hanging out on Deripaskas yacht. Russia is demanding that Youtube remove the video.

Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has represented Deripaska as a lobbyist in the past, and had business interests with him. Although Deripaska has sued Manafort in the past, and currently, lawsuits can act as a channel for money-laundering.

This isnt the first scandal involving Deripaskas yacht there was one involving (a) UK politician(s) about a decade ago. The purpose of a yacht appears to be making deals with politicians and probably other business deals who knew? It makes perfect sense.

The Special Prosecutor for Corruption and Organized Crime (Spain), Jose Grinda, alleged that Deripaska had ties to Russian organized crime: Oleg Deripaska former partner in the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC), is also intimately related with the organization Izmailovskaya, imputed in the D. P. n 101/2007, of the Central Court of Instruction No. 4. He participated in the fight for control of Ural Mining with Makhmudov. Currently has investments in the automotive industry, the aviation, gas, oil and controls 42% of the global extraction of aluminum. (p. 26) Original Spanish Grinda Report here: http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2800010-2014-08-02-Jose-Grinda-Report-on-Oleg-Deripaska.html

https://www.bloomberg.com/billionaires/profiles/iskandar-makhmudov/

Overview of Deripaska from 2013:
By Nostromo Research, London for the Heinrich-Bll-Stiftung: http://moneytometal.org/index.php/Oleg_Deripaska
Oleg Deripaska
Based in London
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16:33

Sharyl Attkisson: The Fake News Campaign Was a Pre-Planned Political Operation By Googles Schmidt and Democrats The Gateway Pundit


Alphabets Eric Schmidt and Hillary Clinton

Google, Facebook and Twitter are currently working overtime to silence conservative voices online. Day after day we learn of another conservative voice that has been silenced or shadow-banned by the tech giants.

Last week The Gateway Pundit hosted several conservative voices in a panel discussion on Social Media Neutrality at The Newseum in Washington DC. Over 132,000 people tuned in to the panel discussion. This is a serious problem facing our country and freedom of speech.

This week Sharyl Attkisson explained the origins of the liberal media-Democrat Partys fake news narrative in a TedX Talk.

Attkisson revealed how this was all a plot by the Democrat-media Complex to smear conservative news and eventually to put them out of business.

Debra Heine at PJ Media reported:

In a Tedx Talk at the University of Nevada a couple of weeks ago (watch the video below) investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson revealed the origins of the fake news narrative that was aggressively pushed by the liberal media and Democrat politicians during the 2016 election, and how it was later flipped by President Donald Trump.

Attkisson pointed out that fake news in the form of tabloid journalism and false media narratives has always been around under different names.

But she noticed that in 2016, there seemed to be a concerted effort by the MSM to focus Americas attention on the idea of fake news in conservative media. That looked like a propaganda effort to Attkisson, so she did a little digging and traced the new spin to a little non-profit called First Draft, which, she said, appears to be the about the first to use fake news in its modern context.

R...

16:20

February 16th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #393 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

16:16

Friday February 16th Open Thread The Last Refuge

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

16:08

FBI Misses Another Mass Shooter, Middle East Heating Up, Banks Melting down Again Greg Hunters USAWatchdog

By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com (WNW 322 2.16.18) Looks like the FBI was told about the mass murderer before he went on a rampage that left 17 dead in a Florida high school this week. This isnt the first time the FBI was tipped off about a mass murder plot and did not stop it.  The []

16:01

Abolish Criminals LewRockwell

One of the Obama administrations most aggressive social justice engineering schemes was busted earlier this month in federal court in Texas. In 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission effectively made it a federal crime for businesses to refuse to hire felons and ex-convicts. Federal Judge Sam Cummings ruled on Feb. 1, 2018 that the EEOC violated federal law in concocting this new federal offense, providing the Trump administration a divine opportunity to rein in run-amok bureaucrats.

The EEOCs 2012 Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions was 20,000 convoluted words intended to browbeat businesses to cease checking the records of job applicants. EEOC commissioner Constance Barker, who opposed the new rule, warned that the new Guidance will scare business owners from ever conducting criminal background checks the Guidance tells them that they are taking a tremendous risk if they do.

EEOC justified its Enforcement Guidance because the imprisonment rate for black men was nearly seven times higher than white men and almost three times higher than Hispanic men. John McWhorter, a black professor at Columbia University, observed, Young black men murder 14 times more than young white men. The EEOC used statistical disparities to justify effectively designating criminal offenders as a new protected class under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The EEOC sporadically pushed this radical doctrine in earlier times but was harshly rebuffed. In 1989, the EEOC sued a Florida trucking company for refusing to hire a Hispanic applicant with multiple arrests and a prison term for larceny. Federal judge Jose Gonzalez Jr. snarled, EEOCs position that minorities should be held to lower standards is an insult to millions of honest Hispanics. Obviously a rule refusing honest employment to convicted applicants is going to have a disparate impact upon thieves.

U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Gail Heriot testified to Congress...

16:00

Still Flipping Out Over The Generic Congressional Polls? Don't DownWithTyranny!


For those still nervous about generic congressional polls showing less strength among generic Democrats than it was a few weeks ago I want to offer two graphics. Above is one showing how Democrat Margaret Good fared on Tuesday against the son of Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan in a Trump district in southwest Florida. It's great than Margaret won but what's even more important is that there was a 12 point swing away from the Republicans and towards the Democrats in a state legislative race with record-breaking turnout. Remember, Republicans have 12,060 more registered voters in the district than Democrats, Buchanan had a major name ID advantage and Trump carried the district by 4.6 points. Add that to Good's 7.4 point win Tuesday and you see a 12 point swing, a swing that would devastate the GOP if it holds 'til November. Will it? My guess-- based on other special elections this year and last year-- is that the swing will be closer to 20 points than 12 points. Do you think Trump is going to be less of an albatross in November than he is now? Or more of an albatross? Don't forget, Goods win on Tuesday was the 36th Republican legislative seat in the nation that a Democrat has won since Putin put Trump into the White House. Trump is toxic, even in traditionally red districts he won.




Ge...

15:01

Public School Control Now! LewRockwell

The murder of 17 innocent high school students in Parkland, Florida reminds us that public schools are dangerous. Too dangerous for children.

Yet there are pro-public school ideologues who refuse to face the facts. They shut their eyes to reality. They spout their slogan: Public schools dont kill public students. Killers kill public school students. We have heard this for 50 years. Yet the killers are always one of these: (1) enrolled public school students, (2) public school graduates, or (3) expelled public school students. Its time to turn a deaf ear on the refrain about public schools not killing public school students.

When was the last time you heard of a mass execution of students in a private school? The next time will be the first.

When did anyone hear of a dozen or more corpses lying on the floor of a homeschool co-op?

The facts are inescapable. Students in public schools are at risk. Terrible risk. Unacceptable risk. There is no excuse for this any longer. None. The statistics are clear. Students get gunned down only in public schools.

Yet defenders of public schools never cease spouting their slogans about a constitutional right to taxpayer-funded education. They claim that this is guaranteed by the Constitutions general welfare clause. This is preposterous. There were no taxpayer-funded day schools in 1788, not even a military academy. There wasnt even a school at West Point. It was a fort. West Point was where Benedict Arnold had been in charge.

We need to organize . . . now. We need to go to the voters . . . now. We need to tell them what they already know but refuse to say in public: it is time to ban public schools once and for all. No more excuses. No more gradualism. Gradualism kills! In every town, every city, every county, every state, and in Congress, our voices must be heard. Shut them down! All of them!

There should be a school building buy-back program. Any school board that is willing to turn in its schools to the local police department should be paid. The empty schools can be then sold to private schools or even turned into business complexes. The police department should be allowed to keep the profits. We want our men in blue behind this.

County schools can be sold by the local sheriffs office. Same arrangement. Support your local sheriff. Turn in your schools.

What will the students do? They can stay home and sign up for the Khan Academy. Its online. Its free. There would soon be a market for similar programs. Churches can create them. Retired teachers can create them. Service organizations can create them. If Salman Khan can do it, others can do it. There is a working model. This isnt rocket science.

What about the children of mothers who work outside the home? No problem! A city or county can pay profit-...

The Young and the Stupid LewRockwell

Oh, the virtue-signaling was hot and heavy as conservative and ostensibly libertarian media outlets competed to see who come up with the most self-righteously abusive rhetoric to describe North Korean Politburo member Kim Yo Yong, sister to Kim Jong Un. BuzzFeed grabbed the prize with a garbage monster BuzzFeed being an expert when it comes to garbage. Reasons Nick Gillespie could hardly contain his joy at the fusillade of hatred: It was younger media outlets and personalities such as Buzzfeed and CNNs Jake Tapper that called bullshit on such stories. In Gillespies world, young is a synonym for good, because the young and the stupid will inherit the earth. Tapper is one of the War Partys most fulsome cheerleaders, and BuzzFeeds working relationship with the US State Department during the Obama administration was pretty brazen: but if Gillespie means young and dumb, or young and bought off, then perhaps hes right.

If you hate US leaders more than you hate the Kim Jong-un regime, tweeted Tapper the tool, you really need to read up on North Korea and he helpfully supplied a link to Human Rights Watchs analysis of North Korea. Hatred of foreign bogeymen is what Tapper, Gillespie, and all those no-longer-quite-so-young media mavens deal in: were supposed to hate Kim Yo Yong, those North Korean cheerleaders, and anyone who isnt in a tizzy about North Korean propaganda supposedly broadcast by the media. Because, you see, simply showing a smiling and attractive Kim Yo Yong next to the dour and ill-at-ease Mike Pence is perversely fawning over the former.

For Gillespie and Tapper, writing about the Winter Olympics and the diplomatic breakthrough of the two Koreas playing on the same team, under the same flag, is all about virtue-signaling; in short, its all about them and how wonderful they are. Gee, its funny nothing is said about the Saudi players, or the athletes from any one of a number of authoritarian stanswhere dissidents are regularly boiled in oil. No, its just a coincidence that Gillespie, Tapper, and the neocon media are harping on what everyone knows North Korea is saddled with a horrific regime at the very moment when theres a chance that the two Koreas may reach some sort of rapprochement and the threat of a terrible war is considerably reduced.

But guess wh...

The Trumpian Two Step LewRockwell

One step forward one step back.

Maybe both posssibly, neither.

There is a rumor that Trump is considering action to at least delay the imposition of the catastrophic federal fatwa requiring all new cars and all new trucks   average at least 46.6 miles-per-gallon beginning with the 2025 models. This fatwa was hurled during the final months of the Obama Ayatollahship and remains in effect and on schedule.

This was and still is touted as a boon to the buying public. As if that public were somehow oppressed by the free choice to buy either a very fuel efficient car or one less fuel-efficient. As if the car companies were forcing them to buy gas guzzlers.

Does anyone get a sad chuckle out of the irony?

Its the Ayatollahs who comprise the (not our, speak for yourself) government who are the ones forcing people to buy a certain kind of car, not the car companies who would rather sell you what youd like to buy. The government has guns. The car industry has marketing people.    

And these cars the government intends to force us to buy will be expensive cars. Because there is no such thing as a free lunch another concept the Ayatollas hope you dont understand. They fatwa  we pay for it. In the case of the fuel economy fatwa, payment comes in the form of the technology necessary to achieve an average of 45-plus MPG.

Have a look at the roster of cars you can buy today. Not one achieves an average of 45 MPG or even close to it except for the hybrid Toyota Prius. A few non-hybrids can manage 40 or so but only on the highway. When their (always lower) city mileage is factored in, the average lowers.

The best are around 30 MPG overall.

This leaves hybrid gas-electrics, which get over the 40 MPG hump by running on battery power as often as possible. And, naturally, entirely electric cars which dont have to sweat miles-per-gallon at all, because they use no gallons just kilowatts.

But hybrids cost extra. Electrics a lot extra.

A new Prius has a starting price of $23,475. A Toyota Corolla which is actually a larger and much roomier car stickers for $18,600 to start. This is a difference of just under $4,900.

Its the price you pay to save gas.

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When Former Spies LewRockwell

Once upon a time in the United States there was a general perception that organizations like the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were both apolitical and high-minded, existing only to calmly and professionally promote the safety and security of the nation. Directors of both organizations often retired quietly without fanfare to compose their memoirs, but apart from that, they did not meddle in politics and maintained low profiles. There was a widespread belief at CIA that former officers should rightly retire to a log cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains where they could breed Labrador retrievers or cultivate orchids.

But the relative respectability of Americas national security agencies largely vanished in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist incidents. It was learned that both the CIA and FBI had made fatal mistakes in their investigations of the al-Qaeda group, putting in question their effectiveness, and the leaders of both organizations began to focus on pleasing their political masters. The appearance of CIA Director George Tenet at the United Nations supporting lies promoted by Secretary of State Colin Powell was a low point, but there were many more to follow.

The 2016 election brought out the worst in the CIAs leadership, with its Director John Brennan lining up behind Hillary Clinton together with former Acting Director Michael Morell and former Director Michael Hayden. Morell even claimed that Trump was a Russian agent. Indeed, there has been remarkably little speculation regarding the possible roles of some senior intelligence officials, most notably CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, both of whom were in office during the electoral campaign. In September 2016, the two men reportedly were involved in obtaining information on Page and it has also been suggested that Brennan sought and obtained raw intelligence from British, Polish, Dutch and Estonian intelligence services, which might have motivated FBIs James Comey to investigate the Trump associates. Brennan and Clapper, drawing on intelligence resources and connections, might have helped the FBI build a fabricated case against Trump.

Currently the senior officials who were so hostile to Donald Trump have decided a...

The Real Foreign Influence in the 2016 Election LewRockwell

Leaving aside the validity of what has become known as the Steele dossier, its important to look at how Christopher Steele was able to guarantee that the information in it would play a significant and ongoing role in American politics.

Steele, who is British, did far more than simply provide opposition research to the Democratic National Committee. He was able to make sure it reached the most influential people possible in politics, media and government to shape and influence the growing narrative of the 2016 presidential election. In other words, as a skilled professional intelligence officer, Steele ran a full-spectrum information operation against the United States. One could even call it information warfare.

This is what separates his work creating the dossier  (which a decent journalist with friends in Russia could have done) from his work insinuating the dossier into the highest reaches of American government and political society. For that, you need a real pro, an intelligence officer with decades of experience running just that kind of operation. Looking for foreign interference in the 2016 election? Lets take a closer look at Christopher Steele.

Steeles skill is revealed by the now familiar Nunes and Grassley memos, which show he used the same set of information in the dossier to create a collaboration loop, every intelligence officers dream, which is his own planted information used to surreptitiously confirm itself, right up to the point where the target countrys own intelligence service re-purposed it as evidence in the FISA (Foreign Intelligence  Surveillance Act) court.

Steele admits he briefed journalists off-the-record starting in summer and autumn 2016. His most significant hit came when in September 2016, journalist Michael Isikoff broke the story of Trump associate Carter Pages alleged connections to Russia. Isikoff did not cite the dossier or Steele as sources, and in fact denied they were when questioned.

Isikoffs story didnt just push negative information about Trump into the public consciousness. It claimed U.S. intel officials were probing ties between a Trump adviser and the Kremlin, adding credibility, suggesting the feds themselves felt the info was worthwhile. Better yet for Steele, Isikoff claimed the information came from a well-placed W...

The Special-Ed Epidemic LewRockwell

WMP Note: In this 4-part series, World Mercury Project partner, Focus For Health,  examines the special needs epidemic and its effects on schools, the US economy, life after age 21 and the many theories that point to potential causes of the explosion of chronic disease and disability in our children.

Pick up a paper anywhere in the world and you are more than likely to see a story about the special needs epidemic affecting public schools.

Recent headlines read Wolf Creek Public Schools hires additional staff to work with severely disabled students and York school system nearly $1M over budget in special education spending, and 7 EV teen suicides in 6 weeks alarm schools, and, How Vermont schools manage food allergies.

If you take the time to read some of these disturbing articles, you will see quotes from school directors making comments like Whats different from past years is the students weve received really do have severe, very particular learning needs that are well beyond what we would typically see. It caught us by surprise, for sure, admits Jayson Lovell, Superintendent for Wolf Creek Public Schools. This school district is one example of districts needing to hire additional staff in order to accommodate a sharp rise in the number of students requiring services through IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act) due to their severely complex special education needs.

Every child with or without special needs is affected, just as every tax payer, with or without a child with special needs, will bear the burden.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports disabilities affect 1 in 7 children. From the increased number of children requiring special education and related services to the increased number of health care professionals needed to care for children with chronic physical and mental health issues in the schools, school budgets are depleting rapidly. Fast-forward, when these children are adults, the workforce is affected, as is the housing industry. Every child with or without special needs is affected, just as every tax payer, with or without a child with special needs, will bear the burden.

According to The National Center for Educational Statistics, the percentage of youth ages 3-21 served by IDEA, a federal mandate which provides a free and appropriate education has risen significantly since 1990. Data from school years 1990/91 through 2004/05 showed 4.7 million, or 11 percent, of the total public school enrollment required special education services. By 2014/15, children and youth served under IDEA had risen to 6.6 million, or 13 percent, of the total public school enrollment. And it isnt only a rise in special education demands; sadly, there is great demand for nurses and even health clinics on school property to manage the dramatic increase in children wi...

Deep Impact 2.0? LewRockwell

The first car was launched into space earlier this month on board SpaceXs hugely powerful Falcon Heavy Rocket. New projections for its orbit, however, suggest the Tesla Roadster may one day make a fiery homecoming.

The $100,000 vehicle will, in all likelihood, continue its journey through our solar system for tens of millions of years unhindered, simply gathering some scuff marks courtesy of micrometeorites and cosmic debris. However, it appears that the sportscar, piloted by Starman, a dummy wearing a SpaceX suit, will actually pass closer to Mars than to the asteroid belt, increasing its chances of a direct collision course with Earth.

The suns gravity will draw the car back in again to an elliptical orbit that will repeatedly crisscross the orbits of Mars, Earth and Venus until it eventually most likely after millions of years befalls some cosmic doom. However, three astrophysics researchers, Hanno Rein, Daniel Tamayo, David Vokrouhlicky, have calculated that the roadster has a roughly 6 percent chance of colliding with the Earth and a 2.5 percent chance of crash-landing on Venus sometime over the next million years.

After 3 million years, the chance of impact rises to 10 percent. Beyond that, though, the trio gives the Roadster 50/50 odds of surviving in space for tens of millions of years.

When we saw the launch last week we thought, Lets see what happens. So we ran the [Teslas] orbit forward for several million years, Hanno Rein of the University of Toronto in Canada told Science.

The Roadsters first close encounter with the Earth will be some time...

Armed Homeowner Wins Shootout LewRockwell

An armed homeowner was the victor following a shootout that ensued with two suspects during an attempted home invasion last week in Ada, Oklahoma.

I got my gun out of the drawer because I heard someone smashing in here and I saw a flashlight beam, homeowner Dennis Reif told reporters.

He heard commotion in his kitchen just before 3 am on Feb. 5. When he entered the room, he found himself face-to-face with Chris Born, who allegedly fired four shots at him but missed.

I just quickly leveled (my gun) at him and fired to protect myself and he screamed and yelled he was hit, Reif said, adding he had his trusty .38-caliber revolver. He shot Born twice in the chest.

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The 30-Second Quality Suit Test LewRockwell

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When investing in a suit, you generally want one thats going to look great and last long a real quality garment. Its easy to fall into the trap of thinking that cost is the best way of assessing this criteria, but price and quality are not always correlated. A suit might cost a lot because it comes with a famous or trendy label, and yet not actually be made all that well. Conversely, sometimes you can find a real steal on a suit thats actually top-notch.

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True Confessions of a Super-Prepper LewRockwell

Today, Im coming out of the closet.

No, not that closet.

Im coming out of the hard-nosed, bad-to-the-bone survivalist prepper closet. Because I think a lot of folks have some misconceptions about what being a prepper really means. It certainly isnt the same thing for everyone. And our rigidity as a community can scare people away who want to be better prepared.

First, a dozen of my dirty little secrets.

You want to hear a few of my confessions? Here they are, in no particular order of dirt.

  1. I really enjoy going out to eat. Sure, homemade is delicious but not when Im always the one making it.
  2. My favorite food in the entire world is vanilla cake with vanilla frosting. Nope, that wasnt a typo. I didnt mean kale instead of cake. Kale is revolting. Cake is life. #SorryNotSorry
  3. I read at least 3 novels a week. Bring on the psycho serial killers, criminal masterminds, or post-apocalyptic settings. Fiction is my friend.
  4. I hate camping with an abiding and fiery passion. This isnt to say I am incapable of camping, but given the choice, I really would much rather sleep on a nice squishy bed than a sleeping bag. On the ground. In the dirt. With the bugs.
  5. I love going to the movies. Bring out the popcorn and the 3D glasses, because the big screen is where its at. Also, the more explosions, gratuitous violence, and car chases, the more Im going to like it.
  6. Peeing outside is really not for me unless its actually the end of the world. Dont get me wrong. I love hiking and nature and stuff. I just pee before I go and when I get back.
  7. Im a nomad at heart. Im not happy unless Im checking out new places, growing veggies in them, and getting to know the local scene. But dont think Im going to settle down because, in a year or so, Ill be heading somewhere else to learn about another cool place.
  8. Im not a right-wing conservative. I know, crazy, right? If I had to choose, Id say Im a libertarian with views from all sides of the spectrum. Im anti-war, anti-tax, and anti-meanness. I believe in compassion, liberty, and the power of people who will stand up and say no to injustice. Probably, if I shared all my political thoughts about the laws I believe are totally unnecessary, no one would ever speak to me again.
  9. Im a single mom. Ive been a single mom for 15 years. A lot of folks think Im a widow, but actually, I was divorced for several years before my childrens father, unfortunately, passed away.
  10. I cuss sometimes. I try not to do it in front of grandmas and small children, and I dont do it on my website because I dont want my message to be lost. But it would be pretty hard not to swear once in a while after spending 1...

Inclined Bed Therapy LewRockwell

By Dr. Mercola

Oftentimes the simplest strategies pay great dividends. Getting sensible sun exposure and grounding to the Earth are two examples. Sleeping on an incline is another. While few have heard of it, and sleeping on a horizontal surface is a well-established norm, raising the head of your bed 6 to 8 inches so that your youre sleeping on a 5-degree incline may have a number of benefits, including:

  • Improving blood circulation
  • Boosting metabolism
  • Improving glymphatic drainage from the brain
  • Improving immune system function
  • Improving respiratory function
  • Easing symptoms associated with Alzheimers, diabetes, glaucoma, migrainesmultiple sclerosissleep apnea, acid reflux, edema, varicose veins and more

The History of Inclined Bed Therapy

Similar experimentation was used to determine the ideal incline, which he concluded was about 6 inches, or 5 degrees. In one experiment, varicose veins disappeared after four weeks of sleeping on a 6-inch incline, which he took as a sign that a positive change in circulation had been achieved. Interestingly, archeological evidence suggests some Egyptians slept on inclined beds,5 and a Boston Museum curator confirmed that the incline on one of these historical beds was in fact 6 inches.

Now, its important to note that sleeping on an incline is not the same as sleeping on an adjustable bed that allows you to raise the head while the lower portion remains horizontal. Fletcher stresses the importance of lying straight, but on an incline. Youre not looking to sleep in a sitting position where only your torso is lifted.

The alignment of your body is important, as you want your blood to circulate freely throughout your whole body and avoid stress on your hip joint. On his website, InclinedBedTherapy.com, Fletcher lists a number of methods for creating an inclined bed.6 For example, you can build your own wooden bed frame, or use leg risers or full-length foam wedges.

Inclined Bed Therapy for Diabetes

As you can see by the list above, people who have tri...

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Are Democrat Mental Health Failures to Blame for Another Mass Shooting on US Soil? The Gateway Pundit

Did failed Democrat policies to blame for another deadly mass shooting on American soil?
It looks that way.

Decades of failed liberal policy have made it difficult to force people with severe mental diseases to be treated or institutionalized.

And, then we are all shocked when these same dysfunctional individuals go on a shooting rampage like we witnessed this week in Parkside, Florida.

We know that many of the worst mass shooters in US history were mentally disturbed.

Adam Lanza, Seung Hui Cho, James Holmes, Jared Loughner  Nikolas Cruz.

What did they all have in common?
Severe homicidal mental illness.

For Your Country posted this back after schizophrenic Jared Loughner went on his shooting rampage in Arizona that left several people dead and US Rep. Gabby Giffords seriously wounded.
It is just as true today.

It actually very hard to force people with severe mental diseases to be treated because of a range of reforms pushed by progressives starting in the 60s:

  1. Ronald David Laing, a Scottish Psychiatrist, In the 60s put forth the foundation of the Anti-Psychiatry movement. He maintained that schizophrenia was a theory not a fact. The popularity of Laings theories is blamed for decline in students entering the psychology profession.
  2. President John F. Kennedys 1963 Community Mental Health Centers Act accelerated the trend toward deinstitutionalizationwith the establishment of a network of community mental health centers and changes in laws regarding commitment.
  3. Kenneth Kesey, wrote...

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Swiss pharmaceutical Novartis bribed Greek politicians and thousands of doctors Fellowship of the Minds

On January 27, 2018, a post I did, This flu season is an epidemic: Some died just 2 days after onset of symptoms, elicited a torrent of comments from readers critical of Big Pharma, including assertions that drug companies pay Continue reading

14:42

Attorney Gregg Jarrett Blasts DOJ Official Bruce Ohr Anyone Who Knowingly Lies to the Government Its One Year Behind Bars (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

 President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton appeared on Fox News to speak with attorney Gregg Jarrett who filled in for Lou Dobbs Thursday evening.

Gregg Jarrett brought up DOJ official Bruce Ohr who was recently caught hiding his wifes Fusion GPS payments from ethics officials.

Jarrett says anyone who knowingly and willfully lies to the government, its one year behind bars.

18 USC 1001, if you knowingly and willfully lie to the government its one year behind bars, Jarrett began.

Tom Fitton pointed out Paul Manafort is facing similar charges for failing to file a FARA form.

Demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr was being fed information from his wife, Nellie Ohr who was employed by Fusion GPS. Bruce Ohr then took that oppo research given to him from his wife and gave it to the FBI.

Bruce Ohr failed to disclose his wifes payments from Fusion GPS; Ohr never obtained a conflict of interest waiver from his superiors.

VIDEO:

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson recently admitted in a court document that his firm hired Nellie Ohr, the wife of Bruce Ohr to investigate then-candidate Donald Trump.

...

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Nothing New in the Pielkesphere Rabett Run

Well Gavin, Climate of, has had it with a certain political scientist, 


and And is naval gazing about how scientists should communicate, so memories stirred in Eli's Email list about science communication and Ethon's friend, so with the majic of search Eli found this letter which discussed how the National Assessments of Climate Change impacts came into being and the role of scientists as communicators.  
But Roger didn't like that either. It became evident that Roger's modus operandi, like his father's, is along the lines of "everyone but me is full of shit so stop thinking about what you think is significant and do my agenda instead."  
Bush-Cheney suppressed the National Assessment for the denial machine, because they could see the implications of allowing that discourse to flourish. But Roger has nothing to contribute on any such matters. He has failed so badly, and even harmfully, to see that the science community is not the problem on climate change (not to say that scientists couldn't benefit from knowing how to communicate better), it's much more importantly what happens on the receiving end of politics, media, and the public -- and how that connection has been mediated and manipulated by various interests.  
If it could be fixed by heroic efforts of scientists to communicate with civilians on climate change, it would be fixed already. I believe that a serious discussion of climate change as a policy problem calls for a progressive critical analysis of the political situation, not just beating up on the science community. For someone whose degree is in political science (my field of graduate study as well), Roger is just friggin clueless (to put it as kindly as I can) about how to think about and discuss the political aspect of things. That contributes to his remarkable, never-ending ability to miss the key point of whatever matter he is discussing and say something wrong-headed....

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Sharyl Attkisson TedX Speech Discussing Origin of Fake News The Last Refuge

Sharyl Attkisson is a five-time Emmy Award winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting.  Mrs. Attkisson has also authored two New York Times bestsellers: The Smear and Stonewalled. WEBSITE HERE Additionally Mrs. Attkisson hosts Continue reading

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STUNNING! ADL and AP Used Larper on 4Chan as Source to Push Nikolas Cruz White Supremacist Conspiracy The Gateway Pundit

Earlier today, the Anti-Defamation League and Associated Press reported Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gunman Nikolas Cruz was a member of the Republic of Florida Militia, a white nationalist group seeking to create a white ethnostate out of Florida.

Later in the day   Tallahassee law enforcement says they have not found any ties between Cruz and the group. 

It was a all a far left media conspiracy.

Now we know that the far left Anti-Defamation League used a larper on 4Chan to push the white supremacist conspiracy.

Via Reddit The Donald and Jack Posobiec:

Heres how it happened.

12:37

SICK. DNC Fundraises Off Florida Slaughter The Gateway Pundit

The DNC is not only financially broke, but morally bankrupt as well.

The Democrat National Committee is fundraising off the mass shooting in Florida which left 17 people dead.

Never let a crisis go to waste, right?

On Thursday, the DNC blasted out an email, signed by DNC Chair Tom Perez asking people to sign a petition, which states, Tell Congress: Take Action to Prevent Gun Violence.

Any individual who fills out their name, email address and zip code is prompted to a donation page asking for money.

Chip in to help Democrats take on the gun lobby is splashed in big blue letters at the top of the donation page.

Were counting on you to help take on the gun lobby and elect Democrats who have the courage to address the epidemic of gun violence. Chip in now.

Donations start at $10 and go up to $2,000. There is also a blank box where a person can choose the amount they would like to contribute. (screenshot below)

Part of the email signed by Tom Perez reads (via Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller):

Yesterday afternoon, a 19-year-old with a weapon of war walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and opened fire, killing 17 people and injuring many...

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FISA Court Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer Responds to Chairman Nunes and Chairman Goodlatte Request for FISC Documents The Last Refuge

Moments ago FISA Court Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer responded to the requests from the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte. (full pdfs below #1 and #2) There are nuances in each response specific Continue reading

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WARNING: Blue Dogs Endorsed Four More Conservative Democrats This Week DownWithTyranny!


The shriveled far right of the Democratic Party, the Blue Dogs-- the heart and soul of the Republican wing of the Democratic Party-- just endorsed four new congressional candidates, a clear warning that these candidates will be voting against progressive proposals. So, joining already-endorsed Brad Ashford (NE), Anthony Brindisi (NY), Paul Davis (KS), Gretchen Driskell (MI), R.D. Huffstetler (VA), Jay Hulings (TX), Brendan Kelly (IL), Ben McAdams (UT), Dan McCready (NC) and Max Rose (NY), we now have these 4 conservative shitheads:
Denny Wolff (Harrisburg and Wilkes-Barre suburbs)
Jeff Van Drew (NJ-corruption)
Jim Gray (Lexington, KY)
Conor Lamb (southwest PA)
On Saturday, Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin, the only Democrat left with a 100% ProgressivePunch crucial vote score, is hosting something called "Democracy Summer 2018" at Dupont Circle in Washington. The invitation blurb: "Launched by Rep. Jamie Raskin, Democracy Summer Leadership PAC aims to win back Congress by training 300 college and high school students and deploying them in crucial U.S. House campaigns in the Mid-Atlantic region from Virginia and Maryland through Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as other targeted states, including Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin." The invitation gives the most space to explaining that Raskin's special guest isn't a senator or a member of Congress but one candidate-- Randy #IronStache Bryce. You know why? Nearly 90% of the kids in the program said they want to be interns in Randy's campaign. None of them wanted to be interns for any of the Blue Dogs or New Dems the DCCC is pushing. The DCCC doesn't understand that the energy of the resistance i...

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HORRIBLE! Debbie Wasserman Schultz Turns Florida Shooting Vigil Into Political Rally! (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

HORRIBLE!
Debbie Wasserman Shultz turned the candlelight vigil in Parkside, Florida into a political pep rally tonight.

Wasserman Schultz started screaming about other peoples officials during her speech to remember those lost in Wednesdays high school shooting.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: We must hold OTHER PEOPLES elected officials accountable. We must make sure that they hear us! The people behind me they stand with us on these issues. So we will help other communities elect people who will do the right thing.

How awful.

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11:43

Jim Acosta Rudely Shouts Gun Control Question After POTUS Gives Somber Speech Complains After Trump Ignores Him The Gateway Pundit

CNNs Jim Acosta rudely shouted out a question about guns to President Trump after he wrapped up a somber address Thursday.

President Trump gave a genuine, heartwarming speech a day after Nikolas Cruz murdered 17 people at a Florida high school. Acosta rudely shouted at the president, ruining the mood in a room full of people saddened by the tragic loss of life.

And he wonders why President Trump ignored him.

Video of POTUS Trump saying no child or teacher should ever be in danger in an American school:

According to the press pool present at President Trumps speech, Jim Acosta broke the silence by shouting about guns.

Whiny Acosta then took to his Twitter account to complain President Trump didnt respond to his rude outburst.

Acosta tweeted, Following the presidents remarks, I tried to ask Trump why does this keep happening in America and whether he will do anything about guns. He did not respond except to say thank you.

This behavior is very typical of Jim Acosta. He has to have the attention on himself even after a tragic mass shooting that took the...

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Make No Mistake: The Rule Of The Rich Has Been A Deadly Epoch For Humanity Dandelion Salad

The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun Writer, Dandelion Salad February 15, 2018 Rich people rule, make no mistake. They have ruled for centuries, and the toll of their reign has been high. At their feet can be laid the bodies of every child starved in a world with surplus food; []

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DEMOCRAT ADAM SCHIFF: House Intel Has ABUNDANCE of Evidence of Trump COLLUSION, OBSTRUCTION MONEY LAUNDERING! The Gateway Pundit

Ranking member of the House Intel Committee and suspected leaker, Adam Schiff (D-CA) continued to spread the big lie that he has more evidence of Trump-Russia collusion and obstruction.

The DNC servers have yet to be inspected by federal investigators and the FBI has not questioned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Let that sink in.

At a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor on Wednesday, Rep Schiff told reporters the panel has non-public evidence of Trump-Russia collusion and obstruction.

After rattling off his usual talking points of Russian collusion evidence which is already public knowledge, Schiff pivoted to the issue of obstruction.

There is certainly an abundance of non-public info that we have gathered in the investigation and I think that some of that non-public evidence is evidence on the issue of collusion. Some of that non-public evidence is evidence on the issue of obstruction, Schiff said.

Adam Schiff then claimed the Trump campaign may have laundered money.

We have not been able to adequately follow the money, Schiff said completely ignoring the fact that Hillary Clintons entire campaign was a money laundering scheme.

Schiff also compared the Trump-Russia witch hunt to Watergate.

In reality, Hillary Clintons campaign is the one who spied on their political opponent by illegally obtaining a FISA warrant based on Russian intelligence collected by a former British spy.

VIDEO:

Adam Schiff has been in overdrive since the FISA...

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What Did James Comey Tell President Trump About Clinton-Steele Dossier The Last Refuge

Andrew McCarthy has an excellent must-read review of how the Susan Rice email paints a clear picture of James Comeys instructions -from President Obama- to obfuscate the intent of the FBI counterintelligence operation during the early days of the Trump Continue reading

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Appeals Court: Trumps Anti-Muslim Comments Continue To Taint Travel Ban Shadowproof

President Donald Trump and his administration lost again, as another federal appeals court ruled against the travel ban against Muslims.

The Fourth Circuit Court Of Appeals agreed with a district court that the ban violates the Constitution and backed a preliminary injunction. However, a December 4 order from the Supreme Court means the ban remains in effect.

On a human level, the appeals court contended [PDF], the bans invisible yet impenetrable barrier denies the possibility of a complete, intact family to tens of thousands of Americans. On an economic level, [the ban] inhibits the normal flow of information, ideas, resources, and talent between the designated countries and our schools, hospitals, and businesses.

It also maintained it second-guesses the United States dedication to religious freedom and tolerance. When we compromise our values as to some, we shake the foundation as to all.

The appeals courts decision called attention to the bans primarily religious anti-Muslim objective.

Our constitutional system creates a strong presumption of legitimacy for presidential action, and we often defer to the political branches on issues related to immigration and national security. But the disposition in this case is compelled by the highly unusual facts here, the appeals court stated.

Plaintiffs offer undisputed evidence that the President of the United States has openly and often expressed his desire to ban those of Islamic faith from entering the United States. [The ban] is thus not only a likely establishment clause violation, but also strikes at the basic notion that the government may not act based on [religious animosity].

In an August 17, 2017, tweet, the President endorsed an apocryphal story involving General Pershing and a purported massacre of Muslims with bullets dipped in a pigs blood, advising people to [s]tudy what General Pershing . . . did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!

On November 29, 2017, President Trump retweeted three disturbing anti-Muslim videos entitled: Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary! Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death! and Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!

The three videos were originally tweeted by an extremist political party whose mission is to oppose all alien and destructive politic or religious doctrines, including . . . Islam.

The government insisted Trumps actions should not forever taint future actions. To that, the appeals court noted he could have taken steps to fix the taint by, for example, ending his disparagement of Muslims.

Inste...

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A Second Shooter in Florida High School? Fellowship of the Minds

Weve seen this before Spicious reporting in Florida Second Shooter Eyewitness Testimony CENSORED The Alex Jones Channel  Feb 15, 2018 Eyewitness Alexa Miednik, who believes there was a second shooter, said she was WALKING with accused suspect Nikolas Cruz after Continue reading

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UPDATE: Police Say NO TIES Found Between White Nationalist Group & High School Gunman Nikolas Cruz The Gateway Pundit

Earlier Thursday, the Anti-Defamation League reported Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gunman Nikolas Cruz was a member of the Republic of Florida Militia, a white nationalist group seeking to create a white ethnostate out of Florida.

However, Tallahassee law enforcement says they have not found any ties between Cruz and the group. 

Tallahassee Democrat reports:

Local law enforcement sources have so far not found a connection between accused Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz and a Tallahassee-based paramilitary group.

Leon County law enforcement sources told the Tallahassee Democrat that they could not find information linking Cruz to the Republic of Florida Militia, as first reported by the groups self-proclaimed leader Jordan Jereb.

Leon County Sheriffs Office Lt. Grady Jordan said investigative work Thursday did not yield any connections.

We are still doing some work but we have no known ties between the ROF, Jordan Jereb or the Broward shooter, Jordan said.

Asked if Cruz was a member of the group, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel replied, Its not confirmed at this time, we have heard that, were looking into that.

Jereb is now backtracking, on his claims about Cruz.

Jordan Jereb, the ADLs source on the Florida shooters ties to white supremacist groups, is now backtracking on Gab, claiming that he lied, or was...

08:39

Liberals Hurl Insults at Father of Florida Shooting Victim Because Hes a Trump Supporter! The Gateway Pundit

On Wednesday afternoon, 19-year old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Seventeen students and faculty were murdered in the mass shooting.

On Wednesday a man named Andrew Pollack was photographed searching for his daughter, Meadow.

Thursday Pollack said, shes gone after finding out his daughter was killed by mass shooter Nikolas Cruz.

Evil liberals hurled insults to the grieving father simply because hes a Trump supporter.

Liberals are pure evil. They have zero decency.

Some of the vile insults from liberals include, I dont feel sorry for him and f*ck Trump and Maybe he should have thought twice before voting for Terrorist Trump (screenshot below)

Reporter Alexandra Seltzer spoke with Meadow Pollacks aunt. She was loved by her big family.

Seltzer tweeted: Just spoke with an aunt of Meadow Pollack. She was beautiful. We all loved her. She had a big family that loved her. She was so special to all of us. The light of our life.

Liberals never stop with their hate.

08:30

President Trump Delivers Remarks on Tragedy in Parkland Florida The Last Refuge

Earlier today President Trump delivered remarks about the tragic school shooting in Broward County Florida in the community of Parkland. [Transcript]  THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, today I speak to a nation in grief. Yesterday, a school filled with innocent Continue reading

08:11

Donald Trumps Pick to Run the IRS Was the Attorney for Girls Gone Wild Creator The Intercept

Charles Rettig speaks at the UCLA Extension 33rd Annual Tax Controversy Institute Conference on Oct. 24, 2017 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

08:00

Meet Marge Doyle-- Can She Help Save California's Pristine Wilderness From Trump And The Developers? DownWithTyranny!


California's 8th congressional district is the state's newest and most remote district-- and it's largest. It begins down in the suburbs east of San Bernardino and Redlands-- Yucaipa and Highland, heads east into the desert and mountains to the Nevada border through the Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms and north through Hisperia, Apple Valley, Victorville, Adelanto and Barstow, through Death Valley to Bishop and Mammoth Lakes, almost as far north as Sacramento. It's humongous and filled with national parks, national monuments and national preserves. Obama lost the district twice with 42% and Hillary did slightly worse. The PVI is R+8. Republican Paul Cook has been the congressman for the district since 2012, right after it was created. He's a little known backbencher who the DCCC has ignored entirely. This cycle he has a serious candidate, Marge Doyle, who has already shocked everyone by out-raising him with a grassroots campaign.

Marge is a registered nurse, a long-time desert resident and community leader, She is an elected official on the Board of the Morongo Basin Health Care District who her neighbors describe as having dedicated her life and career to public service in her community. "As the current Director of Operations and Clinical Services for Pamorris Healthcare Solutions, Im responsible for opening HIV clinics across the United States. For the past 12 years, I have lived in the beautiful community of Joshua Tree and understand the importance and diversity of our desert ecosystem." One thing she's not is a career politician.
I was moved to run for office when our local hospital was under threat of closing in 2013 and I knew the closure of our hospital would be catastrophic, resulting in deaths, severe job losses to our community, and economic disaster. As a problem solver, I ran and was elected to the Board of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District in 2014. Working together with a very diverse team, we were able to save our hospital, along with 600 jobs, and we brought the MBHD back f...

07:57

Democrat Adam Schiff Threatens to Hold Steve Bannon in Contempt of Congress (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon complied with a subpoena and appeared before the House Intel Committee Thursday to answer questions about Russian meddling.

Bannon refused to answer all the questions from House Intel members so now ranking member of the committee Schiff and Conway are threatening to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Bannon was only allowed to answer 25 questions, Conaway said, and he would not go beyond those questions.

Both Conaway and Rep. Adam Schiff, the committees top Democrat, said the committee plans to hold Bannon in contempt.

We have further steps to take, and well be taking those, Conaway said, calling contempt a big deal and saying he would be having a conversation with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., about it.

I think the next step for the Congress to take is to initiate contempt proceedings, Schiff said later.

Bannon simply answered no to all 25 questions while asserting executive privilege, Schiff said.

He refused to answer almost all of the questions. He asserted that he had been instructed by the White House to assert executive privilege on behalf of the president, Schiff said. The only questions he would answer were questions that had been scripted, literally scripted for him by the White House.

Schiff called the claim of executive privilege by Bannon insupportable, and indeed, at times, it was laughable.

Video of Schiff saying he will pursue contempt charges against Steve Bannon:

The entire Russian collusion investigation is a farce. Hillary Clintons phony Russia dossier started the Russia witch hunt.

Everyone knows the dossier was used to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trumps camp....

07:55

U.S. Ambassador to Australia: Who Is Harry B. Harris Jr.? [News - AllGov]

President Donald Trumps love affair with general officers shows no sign of abating. On February 9, 2018, he nominated Admiral Harry Binkley Harris Jr., the commander of the U.S. Pacific Command and the first Asian-American to reach the rank of admiral in the U.S. Navy, to be ambassador to Australia.

 

Harris father, a World War II veteran, was a machinists mate chief petty officer in the Navy who married a Japanese woman when he was stationed in Japan after the war. Harry Jr. was born August 4, 1956, in Yokosuka, Japan. His father retired from the Navy in 1958 and the family moved to a farm in Tennessee, and then to Pensacola, Florida. Harris graduated from Booker T. Johnson High School in 1974, having participated in Naval Junior ROTC.

 

Harris went on to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, graduating with a B.S. in engineering in 1978. He subsequently earned a masters in public administration from John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in the early 1990s and an M.A. in national security studies from Georgetown in 2000.

 

Harris went into naval aviation and, after flight school back in Pensacola, he was assigned as a tactical coordinator for P-3 Orion anti-submarine patrol planes, coordinating the personnel and the equipment in the back of the plane. From 1985 to 1987, Harris served as a tactical action officer aboard the carrier USS Saratoga, including participation in the response to the October 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro and the April 1986 bombing of Libya.

 

He continued to advance up the chain of command in naval aviation, with stops in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations from 1992 to 1993, commander of Whidbey Island Naval Base, and as special assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1998 to 2000. He served as assistant chief of staff for operations, plans and political-military affairs, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Manama, Bahrain. Harris earned his first star in 2005 when he was again serving in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations as director of Information/Current Operations.

 

On March 31, 2006, Harris took over as commander of Joint Task Force Guantnamo. Under his watch, three prisoners held at the base, Mani Shaman Turki al-Habardi Al-Utaybi, Salah Ali Abdullah Ahmed al-Salami and Yasser Talal Al Zahrani, died while in custody. Harris quickly declared the deaths to be suicides, saying: I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us. However an investigation by Harpers magazine cast considerable doubt on that verdict, pointing out the near simultaneous times of death while held separately; the improbability of the prisoners ability to kill themselves in the manner described (stuff rags down their throats, and then...

07:15

White Nationalist Leader Who Threatened GOP Governors Office Claims Shooter Cruz Was Member of His Group (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

On Wednesday 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz murdered 17 children and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkside, Florida.

Cruz had posted warnings on YouTube and photos of his arsenal on Instagram before the shooting.

On Thursday white nationalist leader Jordan Jereb from the Republic of Florida told reporters Nikolas Cruz was a member of his white nationalist group.

Jordan Jereb threatened GOP Governor Rick Scotts staff in 2016.

Jereb threatened civil war in May 2016.

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07:00

Interview on PhilosoChat: Mark Collett, Matt Forney, and Michael Black Discuss Jewish Identity Matt Forney

This afternoon, I will be joining Rocking MrE, Mark Collett, and Michael Black for a live YouTube stream, discussing Jewish identity, Talmudism, anti-Semitism and much more. The show will air live at 4PM EST (3PM CST/1PM PST/9PM GMT/10PM CEST). You can watch the show live and participate in the chat by clicking here. If you miss the live show, you can watch a recording of it at the same link after the show ends.

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06:05

HE WONT GO AWAY=> Obama Calls For Gun Control After Florida Shooting Twitter Responds The Gateway Pundit

On Wednesday afternoon, 19-year old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Seventeen students and faculty were murdered in the mass shooting.

Like clockwork, the liberals screamed for more gun control.

Barack Obama just wont go away. Apparently 8 years of destroying America wasnt good enough for him.

On Thursday afternoon, Obama took to his Twitter account to call for long overdue common sense gun safety laws. Whatever that means.

Obama tweeted, We are grieving with Parkland. But we are not powerless. Caring for our kids is our first job. And until we can honestly say that were doing enough to keep them safe from harm, including long overdue, common-sense gun safety laws that most Americans want, then we have to change.

Nikolas Cruz was allegedly reported to the FBI in September after he left a comment on a bail bondsmans YouTube channel saying that he was going to be a professional school shooter.

The FBI barely followed up on the tip.

Then the FBI came out and said they couldnt identify Nikolas Cruz after the YouTube threat even though his profile was all over soci...

05:49

"I WILL NOT HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS OUTSIDE MY RACE" No More Mister Nice Blog

The Anti-Defamation League has learned that Nikolas Cruz was affiliated with a white supremacist group.

A spokesperson for the white supremacist group Republic of Florida (ROF) told the Anti-Defamation League on Thursday, February 15, that Nikolas Cruz, the man charged with the previous days deadly shooting spree at a Parkland, Florida, high school, was associated with his group....

[Jordan] Jereb, based in Tallahassee, is believed to be the leader of ROF....

Jereb said that Cruz was associated with ROF, having been brought up by another member. Jereb added that Cruz had participated in one or more ROF training exercises in the Tallahassee area, carpooling with other ROF members from south Florida.
AP adds:



The Republic of Florida website is here. I can't help noticing a fixation on sex and fertility. This is on the ROF homepage:



And of the "10 Codes of ROF," two invoke sex:
2. Allegiance to your race

We pledge our uncorrupted hand to people of European lineage and those who consider themselves our allies. There are those outside of the white race who we will inevitably consider allies, But we must not sexually mix with them or pretend that we have no differences....

5. Sexuality and Partnerships

I will treat women (Or men if your a woman) with respect, Especially those who are acting in official capacity. If I ever engage in recreational sex I will use contraceptives. I will not have sexual relationships outside my Race, Engage in Bestiality or Pedophilia, Or Homosexuality....
(Emphasis added.)

And here's one of ROF's "infographics":

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05:30

Progressive policies upset progressives: Oregon parents outraged by schools holiday party guidelines Fellowship of the Minds

Bethel School District is in Eugene, Oregon, which is extremely liberal. From Register Guard: Parents in the Bethel School District are outraged. Their reason? No more school parties for Valentines Day. The Bethel School Board will be holding a special Continue reading

05:14

Obama Energy Secretary Named to Board of Utility Giant DownWithTyranny!

A two-party race to the bottom (source)

by Gaius Publius

As one commenter noted after reading this news, "Well, that just says it all." My inner reply: Services rendered; services paid.

From The Hill (my emphasis throughout):
Obama energy secretary named to utility giants board

Former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has been tapped to serve on the board of electric utility giant Southern Co.

Moniz, who served under former President Obama from 2013 to 2017, will be an independent director on the board.

I have long admired Southern Company for its innovative approach to research and development within the clean energy space, and look forward to joining the board, Moniz said in a late Monday statement.

Tom is an industry leader and Im eager to work with him and the entire board in helping Southern advance at a time of great change in the energy world, he said of Tom Fanning, Southerns CEO.
Its "innovative approach to research and development within the clean energy space" means ... what? "I love how cleverly they keep their profits flowing"?

Or "I love how nicely they reward me for service to their industry"?

Perhaps the latter. The Hill again:
The company is working to build two new reactors at Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Georgia, the only nuclear power plant currently under construction in the country. But they are years away from completion and billions of dollars over budget.

The Vogtle project has benefited significantly from federal government actions, such as major Energy Department loan guarantees announced last year and Congresss decision this month to extend the eligibility dates for tax credits for newly-built nuclear plants.
Feathering his nest by irradiating yours. That's Mr. Moniz below. If you see him on the street, feel free to say, "Thank you for your service."

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05:11

Traditional Libertarianism VS American Libertarianism by The Anti-Social Socialist Dandelion Salad

One gratifying aspect of our rise to some prominence is that, for the first time in my memory, we, our side, had captured a crucial word from the enemy Libertarians had long been simply a polite word for left-wing anarchists, that is for anti-private property anarchists, either of the communist or syndicalist variety. But now []

05:10

LIES! FBI Says They Could Not Identify Nikolas Cruz after YouTube Threats BUT HIS PROFILE AND NAME WAS ALL OVER SOCIAL MEDIA! The Gateway Pundit

Florida officials including Republican Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi joined local officials again Thursday morning in Parkland, Florida after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

During the Thursday morning briefing the local FBI chief made comments on the YouTube threat shooter Nikolas Cruz made online in 2017.

Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in Wednesdays horrific massacre at a Florida high school, was allegedly reported to the FBI in September after he left a comment on a bail bondsmans YouTube channel saying that he was going to be a professional school shooter.

Nicolas Cruz posted this comment on YouTube.

The former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had previously been expelled for disciplinary problems prior to the mass shooting that left 17 people dead.

On Thursday morning the local FBI chief Robert F. Lasky responded to reports of the online threat by killer Nikolas Cruz.

Chief Lasky then was asked about the threat by reporters.

Lasky: We do not know if it was the same person. We, through our database checks, we could not positively identify him. Were going back. Were scrubbing the information. Were looking at it again. I am not willing to say at this time that it was the same person.

The YouTube comment was posted by Nikolas Cruz spelled with a K and yet the FBI now says they didnt know if it was the same person?

THIS IS A LIE.
Killer Nikolas Cruz used his real name on YouTube.
The threats were made in September.

Killer Nikolas Cruz ALSO used his real name on Instagram where his account is loaded with several photos of Cruz in a mask with a gun.

His Instagram account stretch back to  2015 through 2017.

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04:58

TRUMP White House Says TRUMP Will Not Sign Democrat-RINO Amnesty Bill Would Give Amenesty to 5-10 Million People The Gateway Pundit

Democrats and RINOs are determined to pass a massive amnesty bill to change the course of the nation forever.

The Trump White House said Thursday the president will veto the bipartisan immigration bill by Senate Democrats and RINOs.

CNN reported:

The White House said Thursday President Donald Trump would veto a bipartisan Senate deal on immigration that would create a pathway to citizenship for nearly 2 million undocumented immigrants and allot $25 billion for border security.

This amendment would drastically change our national immigration policy for the worse by weakening border security and undercutting existing immigration law, the White House said in a statement.

The administration is committed to finding a permanent, fair, and legal solution for DACA, the White House said. But this amendment would only compound the problem by encouraging millions of additional minors to be smuggled into the United States. We need to solve the problem, not perpetuate it indefinitely.

Conservative Senator Tom Cotton called the Schumer plan a HUGE AMNESTY.

Senator Tom Cotton: Schumer bill is a disgrace. Huge amnesty of 5-10M people, including PARENTS of DACAns. Phantom border control. No chain or diversity reforms. Directs DHS to deprioritize enforcement for illegals NOT YET IN COUNTRY. Call your senator this morning & ask to vote no! 202-224-3121

The post TRUMP White Hous...

04:40

SARA CARTER: Muellers Right-Hand Man Accused of Corrupt Legal Practices, Caught Withholding Evidence in Major Case The Gateway Pundit

Special counsel Robert Muellers right-hand man, Andrew Weissmann, was accused of using corrupt legal practices, and withholding evidence in a previous case involving the Colombo crime family, reports Fox News contributor Sara A. Carter. 

Carter reports:

The top attorney in Robert Muellers Special Counsels office was reported to the Department of Justices Inspector General by a lawyer representing whistleblowers for alleged corrupt legal practices nearly a decade before the 2016 presidential election, this reporter has learned. []

Civil rights and criminal defense attorney David Schoen, was the lawyer who reported Weissmann. Schoen met with Inspector General Michael Horowitz and several FBI officials to discuss Weismann in 2015. []

The case against the Colombo crime family in the late 1990s involved Theodore Persico, who was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder, loan sharking, racketeering and firearms charges. Persico was the brother of Colombo boss Carmine Persico, Jr, and the network was one of five major Italian mafia organizations operating out of New York.

The judge who handled many of the cases ruled that the jury should be told and many of the defendants were found not guilty.  So, for DOJ to claim this was cumulative or material to the defense is really unfair and misleading, stated Schoen.

The FBI had to redo their whole guidelines on the use of informants over this, said Schoen. Weissmann and crew did not just withhold evidence.  They actively allowed a mafia killer to remain on the street killing.

Paul Sperry of the New York Post reported last month that Weissmann is under investigation for media leaks.

BREAKING: Congress investigating Mueller pit bull investigator Andrew Weissmann for media leaks. Weissmann held April 11 private presser w major mediaweek before CNN, WaPo,NYT reported FISA on Page bolstered by dossierWeissmann attended Hillarys election night party in NYC, tweeted Sperry.

03:35

Syria - New 'Chemical Weapons' Fake Planned - Chlorine Though Will Not Do Moon of Alabama

During the seven years of the war on Syria several accusations were made that the government that it had used 'chemical weapons' against the attacking extremists. The Syrian government denied to have ever released any chemicals. The implausible to murky...

03:32

Randy Bryce Becomes First Congressional Candidate Whose Staff Unionized and He Wants Congressional Staff Unionized, Too The Intercept

With an announcement made this week, the campaign staff of Randy Bryce a union ironworker who is challenging Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan became the first in the country to form a union.

The contract was organized by the Campaign Workers Guild, a group of former campaign workers from all walks of life who had for years casually discussed the idea of unionizing, but finally got together to make it happen.

Colin ONeill, an organizer at the CWG, told The Intercept that he had discussed the idea of organizing campaign staff for years with others who regularly worked for political candidates. He cited 80-hour workweeks and other persistently difficult working conditions as the reasons why they want to organize campaign workers.

The industry is chronically underpaid and campaign workers are pretty overworked, so it was a pretty unhealthy situation for the workers, he said.

It was actually really great, it was kind of liberating, Bryce told The Intercept about what it was like to be on the other side of the table in a union drive. I spent almost a year as a full-time staff organizer for the Ironworkers.

When asked if we will soon see the campaign worker union movement spread to other candidates, ONeill said they are talking to a number of campaigns who have reached out and that in at least one campaign, both the candidate and campaign staff are supportive of the staff forming a union.

Lauren Hitt, a spokesperson for Bryce and a member of the new union, said that while the new contract does offer some paid time off and holidays, the hectic pace of campaigning could still drive staffers to work in cases in which theyre needed. If Paul Ryan decides to tweet something idiotic about $1.50 on a Saturday, were all working, she said. Our first job is to get him elected.

Currently, the CWG is just working with campaigns for candidates for office, but it is also open to expanding its focus. Were really open right now the campaigns that we have a contract with and the ones were negotiating with, ONeill told us. Were very much open to the idea of working with issue campaigns. Really theres no limit in terms of whether were willing to work with smaller or lager campaigns as well.

ONeill also confirmed that the campaigns the guild is actively working on organizing are Democratic candidates, but they are also open to working with campaigns from other parties. Its time for candidates to really live their values and support the labor rights they fight fo...

03:18

WOW! Miami FBI Chief on FBI Response to YouTube Threat Could Not Confirm It Was Same Person ??? (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Florida officials including Republican Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi joined local officials again Thursday morning in Parkland, Florida after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

During the Thursday morning briefing the local FBI chief made comments on the YouTube threat shooter Nikolas Cruz made online in 2017.

Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in Wednesdays horrific massacre at a Florida high school, was allegedly reported to the FBI in September after he left a comment on a bail bondsmans YouTube channel saying that he was going to be a professional school shooter.

Nicolas Cruz posted this comment on YouTube.

The former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had previously been expelled for disciplinary problems prior to the mass shooting that left 17 people dead.

On Thursday morning the local FBI chief Robert F. Lasky responded to reports of the online threat by killer Nikolas Cruz.

FBI Miami Chief Lasky: I want to express my heartfelt condolences to the victims, the family, the friends, the entire community who suffered from this senseless and cowardly act. The FBI continues to standby the Broward Countys Sheriffs Office, continue to support them. We want to give them every resource they need to investigate this heinous crime. in 2017 the FBI received information about a comment made on a YouTube channel.

Chief Lasky then was asked about the threat by reporters.

We do not know if it was the same person. We, through our database checks, we could not positively identify him. Were going back. Were scrubbing the information. Were looking at it again. I am not willing to say at this time that it was the same person.

The YouTube comment was posted by Nikolas Cruz spelled with a K &#821...

03:08

HERO: Meet The Football Coach Killed Acting As Human Shield During FL High School Shooting The Gateway Pundit

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School football coach, Aaron Feis, died a hero.

Amid a flurry of bullets fired from suspected gunman Nikolas Cruzs AR-15 rifle, the 37-year-old sprang into action, diving in front of students to shield them. At least 17 people are dead and at least 14 others hurt in what is the third deadliest shooting in modern American history. 

It is with Great sadness that our Football Family has learned about the death of Aaron Feis. He was our Assistant Football Coach and security guard. He selflessly shielded students from the shooter when he was shot. He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories, tweeted the schools football Twitter account.

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02:46

Child sex trafficking is the fastest growing criminal business in U.S. Fellowship of the Minds

The FBIs National Crime Information Center (NCIC) is Americas central database for tracking crime-related information, and interlinked with federal, tribal, state, and local agencies and offices. According to the NCIC, there were 465,676 missing children in 2016, an increase of nearly Continue reading

02:36

Democrat in Competitive Texas Primary Compares Mexican Border to Iran-Iraq The Intercept

Late last year, veteran Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith announced his resignation setting off a scramble to replace him in Texass 21st District. Eighteen Republicans and four Democrats will be vying for their partys nomination in a primary that takes place on March 6.

The south-central Texas district is not on the U.S.-Mexico border, but is about one county removed from it. Thus, issues of border security and immigration arouse considerable personal sentiments among the denizens of the district.

Those sentiments were on display during a flare-up over immigration in the Democratic primary.

Businessman and Iraq veteran Joseph Kopser, a former Republican who is backed by national Democrats, was asked about his views on border security at the Ranchers and Landowners Association of Texas the second weekend of February. The comments have not been previously reported.

Border security on our Southern border and our Northern border is something we have to focus on, he replied. He went on to advocate for fences and greater use of technology in the air and on the ground to detect threats on the border. Curiously, he cited his time in Iraq as justification.

I want to secure our borders because when I spent my time in Iraq, when we were fighting Al Qaeda, the border between Iraq and Iran was not secure, and those fighters came over with Iran and that didnt do us any good in that fight, he said. Nor do I want to allow anyone across our border without us knowing who they are.

A member of the audience called out, Are you sure youre on the right ticket?

He replied, Im on the American ticket.

Kopsers progressive opponent, former Capitol Hill staffer Derrick Crowe who is backed by Our Revolution, National Nurses United, and other Bernie Sanders-aligned organizations reacted harshly to Kopsers remarks in a statement to The Intercept.

I am disgusted, but not surprised, to hear Joseph Kopser comparing the U.S.-Mexico border to a war zone, those who cross it to Al Qaeda, and endorsing border zones condemned by the ACLU, he said in a statement to The Intercept. It is unacceptable for Kopser to join Donald Trump in calling for the militarization of our border communities and turning them into war zones.

In longer interviews about immigration with The In...

02:30

Grossly impaired illegal alien blamed for crash that killed three-year-old child Fellowship of the Minds

From Fox News: An unlicensed illegal immigrant was grossly impaired when he crashed into an ambulance and killed a 3-year-old boy, court papers say. The boy, from Wise, Va., died Monday, a day after the crash. He was with his Continue reading

02:21

BREAKING=> Shots Reportedly Fired at North Broward Preparatory School VIDEO POLICE STORM SCHOOL Update: All Clear The Gateway Pundit

ANOTHER SHOOTING WAS REPORTED AT NORTH BROWARD COUNTY PREPARATORY SCHOOL IN FLORIDA

Report of gunfire heard at North Broward Preparatory School in Margate area.

Heres live video feed from Broward County.

UPDATE This was a false alarm. The all clear was given.

The post BREAKING=> Shots Reportedly Fired at North Broward Pr...

02:10

Chinese State-Owned Chemical Firm Joins Dark Money Group Pouring Cash Into U.S. Elections The Intercept

Wanhua Chemical, a $10 billion chemical company controlled by the Chinese government, now has an avenue to influence American elections.

On Monday, Wanhua joined the American Chemistry Council, a lobby organization for chemical manufacturers that is unusually aggressive in intervening in U.S. politics.

The ACC is a prominent recipient of so-called dark money that is, unlimited amounts of cash from corporations or individuals the origins of which are only disclosed to the IRS, not the public. During the 20122014, and 2016 election cycles, the ACC took this dark money and spent over $40 million of it on contributions to super PACs, lobbying, and direct expenditures. (Additional money flowed directly to candidates via the ACCs political action committee.)

Wanhua Chemical was founded as Yantai Wanhua Polyurethane Co. in 1998. Though the firm underwent a public offering about two years later, the ultimate controlling shareholder of the firm is a division of the Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of China, the government entity that oversees state-owned enterprises.

Despite the nationalistic name of the organization, the ACC announced that Wanhua would join the group as a regular dues-paying member. Other dues-paying members of the ACC include BASF, Dow Chemical, Huntsman Corp., and Shell Chemical.

The ACCs membership...

02:00

Florida School Shooting Survivors to MSNBC: Gun Control Wouldnt Have Prevented Massacre (Video) The Gateway Pundit

Two brothers who knew the suspected shooter and were present during the massacre at a Florida high school stated during an appearance on MSNBC that they did not believe gun control could have prevented the tragedy.

Freshman Aiden Minoff and his older brother Brandon Minoff, a senior, were calm and rational during the interview despite what they had just been through.

Their interview begins just after the 1:00 mark:

Aiden Minoff explained that he heard a few pops, but did not think it was gun shots until a friend who was in the restroom ran into the classroom screaming frantically that there was a shooter.

We were all a little suspicious until the fire alarm was pulled, the freshman said. He added that his entire class and his teacher were unharmed.

Brandon Minoff told Williams that he had two classes with the suspect, Nikolas Cruz, and that he had told him he had been expelled from different private schools and wanted to join the military. Cruz was also expelled from  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where the shooting took place.

The senior stated that he wasnt surprised when he found out it was Cruz.

I wasnt surprised, but it was kind of unfortunate to hear, he said.

When asked by Williams how he would prevent such tragedies if he was lawmaker in a decision-making position, clearly fishing for a plea for gun control, Brandon Minkoff asserted that the problem isnt guns but mental health issues.

Gun-wise, I dont think theres any way to prevent it, the elder Minoff responded. You outlaw guns, it just creates higher demand for it. I think it has to do with mental health, though. If hes been expelled three different times from three different schools, I think he should be helped out.

Cruz had been reported to the FBI as a potential school shooter in September of last year. Perhaps if the FBI had not been so bogged down with the nonsensical Russia investigation they would have had the time to investigate the report and prevent this tragedy.

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01:20

TRUMP MUSLIMIZES THE SCHOOL SHOOTER'S COMMUNITY No More Mister Nice Blog

This morning, President Trump responded to yesterday's school shooting in Florida with this tweet:



On the right, I don't expect this argument to catch on. It's one thing for conservatives to say that Muslims ought to do a better job of reporting potential terrorists in their midst (even though many do just that); it's another thing to scapegoat white, culturally conservative communities this way. (In fact, Nikolas Cruz was on authorities' radar -- he'd been expelled from his school after bullets were discovered in his backpack, and he'd even been reported to the FBI by someone who'd seen a YouTube comment from him that said, "I'm going to be a professional school shooter.")

I don't think there'll be much objection to Trump's tweet from his fellow conservatives, but I don't think this will join the repertoire of canned conservative excuses for gun violence -- that is, unless school shootings start happening on a regular basis in communities of color. Then it'll be all their fault.

I see a lot of people posting this cartoon on social media:



But this really isn't what's happening anymore. As Chris Hayes said on his show last night, the NRA has won -- many of its most recent propaganda videos aren't even about guns anymore, because it has so little left on its wishlist with regard to gun policy. In the wake of massacres, the media doesn't even bother to stalk Wayne LaPierre the way it did after Sandy Hook -- everyone knows that the NRA will just double down and express no remorse. And everyone knows that all Republican officeholders (and a certain number of Democrats) will do whatever the NRA asks.

Now w...

01:09

Hollywood Liberals Cut their First Ad Urging Democrats to Vote in NOVEMBER Elections (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Hollywood liberals and late night hosts cut their first video of the year urging Democrats to vote in NOVEMBER!

Its February.
They are desperate as hell.

Republicans now lead Democrats in generic congressional polling.
Two months ago Democrats were ahead by more than 10 points.

Republicans passed the largetst tax cuts in history in December.
Americans are finding economic relief after eight long years of Barack Obama.

Hollywood liberals have nothing to offer the American public except words and stale humor.

National Review reported:

Spraying gas on this raging political inferno is a Hollywood axis of influence a group of established comedians participating in a well-funded political offensive called Glam Up the Midterms.

Included in this newly formed comedy troupe are predictable names such as Billy Eichner, James Corden, Sarah Silverman, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan OBrien, John Oliver, Robin Thede, Andy Cohen, and Chelsea Handler. Officially launched on February 2 with an engaging video, Glam Up the Midterms is a perfect confluence of politics and entertainment in the Age of Trump. Since comedians think they can influence their fans political beliefs, the two are now virtually inseparable.

Officially launched on February 2 with an engaging video, Glam Up the Midterms is a perfect confluence of politics and entertainment in the Age of Trump. Since comedians think they can influence their fans political beliefs, the two are now virtually inseparable.

The Hollywood elites really believe they are the center of the universe.

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The Hungarian Election: Viktor Orbns Crusade Against Globalism Matt Forney

NOTE: This is the third of several articles I am writing to promote my fundraiser to cover the Hungarian election starting next month. To find out more about the fundraiser and how you can help, click here.

With the next articles Im writing on the Hungarian election, Im going to focus on specific parties and personalities and their political platforms, and theres no better place to start than with Prime Minister Viktor Orbn himself and his Fidesz party.

The current Hungarian government is technically a coalition, as Fidesz governs with the KDNP (Christian Democratic Peoples Party). However, the KDNP isnt truly an independent party and is treated as an extension of Fidesz for all intents and purposes, similar to the relationship between the CDU and CSU in Germany or the Liberals and Nationals in Australia.

Fidesz was originally founded in 1988 as the Alliance of Young Democrats (Fidesz is the Hungarian-language contraction of that name) to protest the Hungarian communist government. A student movement, it and Orbn rose to fame in 1989 when he gave a speech commemorating the reburial of Imre Nagy and other leaders of the 1956 revolution who had been killed trying to overthrow the government. In his speech, Orbn demanded not only that the communist regime hold free elections, but that the Soviets withdraw their forces from Hungary. Fidesz would later win seats in the subsequent post-communist elections.

While Fidesz began as a liberal partyOrbn studied at Oxford under a Soros Foundation scholarshipin the mid-90s, the party moved to the right, greatly increasing its popularity. In the 1998 elections, Fidesz went from being one of the smallest parties in the National Assembly to the largest, allowing Orbn to become Prime Minister in coalition with two other parties. While his first tenure in government was not nearly as radical as his current stint (due to his weaker position), Orbn did manage to implement some of the concepts of his illiberal democracy, such as reintroducing benefits for mothers, joining NATO, and passing a law providing education and health benefits for ethnic Hungarians in neighboring countries such as Romania.

Fidesz lost the elections in 2002 due to a series of corruption scandals involving its coalition partners: while it remained the largest party in the National Assembly, the opposition MSZP (Hungarian Socialist Party) was able to form a governing coalition with another party. Viktor Orbns response was to sit back and wait for t...

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Irexit Conference: EU Project Hollowing Out Nation States, Prototype For Something Far Bigger The Gateway Pundit

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The core of Europe its 2,000-year-old Christian civilization is under constant attack by the new ideologies of the European Union, a conference in the Irish capital has heard. Billed as a starting point for Irexit Irelands withdrawal from the EU attendees heard multiple speakers outline the reasons for a so-called Irexit, from the crippling costs incurred in propping up the single European currency to the effects of Brussels open borders ideology.

Irelands much vaunted love affair with the bloc was nothing more than an an arranged marriage, writer John Waters claimed, based solely on money which incompetent politicians were reliant upon to run the country.

The elites who run us have decided that the people are an inconvenience. If they had their way, they would have an election to elect a new people, the keynote speaker quipped, alluding to the multiple plebiscites which had been ignored by Brussels; including Nice and Lisbon Treaty referenda in Ireland and the European Constitution votes in the Netherlands and France.

Successive EU treaties had hollowed out Europes nation states in the interest of trans national high finance and big capital, veteran campaigner, Professor Anthony Coughlan, explained earlier in the conference, stating that there was no good argument for Ireland to remain in what he described as a Franco-German racket once the United Kingdom leaves.

Moreover, it would be foolish to go deeper into what he described as a fundamentally a doomed entity, an anti-democratic project which had set out to take away peoples national democracy and independence.

Ireland now needed a movement of democratic citizens to take advantage of Brexit and lead the country out of the EU, the veteran campaigner added, warning as did several speakers that the recently signed PESCO defense pact was taking the project one step closer to an EU army.

Political scientist, Karen Devine, highlighted the economic downside to Irelands membership of the EU, focusing on poorly negotiated fishing rights which see the island nation take only 8%, or 500 million, of its rightful 6 billion annual catch. She reminded the audience that the country had been pressured by the ECB (European Central Bank) and the European Commission into accepting its 85 billion bailout loan ($106 billion) in 2010 in order to save the euro. Such neo-imperialist interventions had resulted in devastating social crises in countries like Ireland to the economic benefit of Germany, she expanded, citing the billions removed from health car...

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Nikolas Cruz Was Reported to FBI As Potential School Shooter in September (Screenshot of Threat) The Gateway Pundit

Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in Wednesdays horrific massacre at a Florida high school, was allegedly reported to the FBI in September after he left a comment on a bail bondsmans YouTube channel saying that he was going to be a professional school shooter.

The former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had previously been expelled for disciplinary problems prior to the mass shooting that left 17 people dead.

In a YouTube video published on the evening of the attack, Ben Bennight, a Mississippi bondsman, explained that he was contacted by the FBI at approximately 3 p.m. about a comment on one of his videos that he had reported last fall.

The FBI just left my house in regards to this situation, Bennight stated. September 24th 2017, I sent a screenshot of a comment on one of my videos now people keep asking me which video was it, but I dont know, I dont remember what video it was when I saw the comment come through on my Studio app on my iPhone I screenshot the comment and hit the report button to report it to YouTube. Of course, they removed the comment.

The video then scrolled through the screenshot and his report to YouTube.

Bennight proceeded to report the comment to the FBI.

I looked up the number to my local field office and I called and left them a message. The next day I had two FBI agents standing in my office taking down the information and copies of the screenshot. They were asking me questions that of course I couldnt answer. All it was on my channel was a comment, people leave pretty heinous comments on a pretty regular basis, Bennight continued.

This comment said I am going to be a professional school shooter and I knew that I could not just ignore that, he said. I screenshotted the comment, I sent it to the appropriate authorities and I imagine that from there they did a pretty thorough investigation and tried to fin...

00:00

Bernie Is Going To Racine Next Week. Can You Guess Why? DownWithTyranny!




The DCCC is busy pushing their wretched Blue Dogs and New Dems as congressional candidates. And the DCCC has been busy introducing them to the worst and most corrupt, sleazy lobbyists in Washington to trade cash for votes even before they're elected! But even with that, Randy Bryce has out-raised every single one of them-- with no help from the DCCC. That's not to say #IronStache gets no help. Aggressive progressives like Alan Grayson, Ro Khanna, Mark Pocan, Ruben Gallego, Jan Schakowsky and Ted Lieu jumped in quickly and so did groups like the Working Families Party, Blue America, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Vote Vets, DFA, the Congressional Progressive Caucus and, of course, unions galore. The endorsement Randy seemed the most jazzed about was the one that came in from Bernie in early November. It was Bernie's first endorsement for a congressional candidate for the 2018 cycle and the two of them made a very unorthodox video unlike any endorsement video you've probably ever seen (above).

This morning my friends in Randy's campaign told me that a week from Saturday, Bernie will be in Racine for a rally with Randy. Why's this so notable? Bernie is incredibly popular in southeast Wisconsin. He didn't just beat Hillary in WI-01 (around 55-45%) he also took more votes than Trump in the district's big counties. For example, in Kenosha County, where both Bernie and Trump came in #1, on primary day, Bernie took 14,612 votes and Trump took 11,139 votes. In Racine County, Bernie took 14,651 votes and Trump took 11,756 votes. And Rock County, Paul Ryan's home county, gave Bernie 17,337 votes and Seor Trumpanzee just 10,264. Another campaign that was polling in the district found that Bernie's favorability in WI-01 is a lofty 70%.

In fact Bernie is especially strong with independents (about 40% of the district's voters), which is exactly the bloc Bryce needs to win if he's going to beat Ryan. Every Democratic campaign in the country wants Bernie to come campaign in their district, more than any other Democrat. Ironically, many candidates are also asking for Randy Bryce to come to their districts as well.

As far as we know now, Bernie and Randy will appear at Memorial Hall at the Civic Center, where Obama did his big Racine rally on February 13, 2008 as a candidate...

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General Mike Flynn, Rudolph Contreras and The Increasingly Sketchy FISA Application The Last Refuge

For those following the increasingly curious case against General Mike Flynn, events took another unusual turn yesterday as Special Counsel Robert Mueller -with agreement from all parties- filed a motion for a protective order to seal documents. These are documents Continue reading

23:30

US schools to pick up on the UK trend to ban the term best friends? Fellowship of the Minds

From Daily Mail: Schools around the world are banning the term best friends, stopping children from naming their favorite buddy in a bid to ensure classmates dont feel left out. A New York psychologist says the trend that started in Continue reading

21:00

Luciano Huck vestido de novo na poltica foi a pior fantasia deste Carnaval The Intercept

Fantasias bem boladas pulularam no Carnaval. Na avenida, o vampiro enlaado pela faixa presidencial s no teve nome, Michel Temer, para quem no quis ver. Nas ruas, folies se vestiram de War, a guerra de tabuleiro; Vai Malandra; lbum de figurinhas de jogador de futebol; e, agora com at 280 caracteres, tute.

Unicrnios superaram chuveiros. Cocares celebraram a cultura indgena e a tradio carnavalesca, prevalecendo sobre a casmurrice de garotos-enxaqueca. Um rosto cobriu-se com a imagem dupla da face do J Soares, e a reproduo da embalagem do achocolatado Toddynho serviu de camisa. Assim criou-se uma Jojo Todynho.

Da fantasia realista da escola Paraso do Tuiuti fantasia literal que festejou a funkeira de Que tiro foi esse, abundou criatividade. Mas no houve criatividade capaz de evitar o malogro da fantasia que desfilou no noticirio junto com blocos, patos e mijes: Luciano Huck enroupado como novo na poltica, o quarento com ares de garoto que arejaria a campanha presidencial.

Comparado a amigos que colecionou em sua vida poltica, o apresentador da TV Globo e empresrio mesmo novo. Tem 46 anos. O ex-presidente Fernando Henrique Cardoso, com sade de astronauta, chegou aos 86. O senador Jos Serra completou 75. O senador Acio Neves, 57.

No houve criatividade capaz de evitar o malogro da fantasia que desfilou no noticirio junto com blocos, patos e mijes: Luciano Huck enroupado como novo na poltica

Huck j proclamou Acio seu irmo de sangue. Acarinhou Serra como grande amigo. Incensou FHC, com quem costuma jantar, a cabea mais moderna do Brasil. Sou muito prximo dele, contou.

Presidente de honra do PSDB, Fernando Henrique identifica em Huck o estilo do partido. FHC, porm, jura fidelidade ao correligionrio Geraldo Alckmin, que alonga e aquece para entrar em campo. O desconforto, para o governador de So Paulo e seus devotos, que ele aparenta m forma, como um boleiro barrigudo.

No mais recente Datafolha, em cenrio sem o nome do ex-presidente Lula como opo, Alckmin estaciona em um dgito, 8% das intenes de voto. O desempenho idntico ao de Huck, ainda que o animador do Caldeiro no se reconhea como candidato.

A iluso do nefito poltico

Foi esse o rame-rame durante o reinado de Momo: se o marido da Anglica se lanar ou no. Os prognsticos variam, em contraste com a arenga comum e constante: sua fora proviria do carter moderno e renovador em meio a um ambiente de polticos carcomidos e politicagem putrefata.

Sobre polticos e politicagem, nada ou pouco a acrescentar. Mas Luciano Huck como nefito poltico um diagnstico to confivel quanto o goleiro Muralha ou o tapa-sexo da madrinha de bateria da X-9.

Ele j pelejava em campanhas eleitorais em 2002, o ano em que o smartphone BlackBerry causou alvoroo ao su...

19:24

Two Russian Nationals Sentenced To US Federal Prison for Massive Data Breach Conspiracy Mining Awareness +

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Two Russian Nationals Sentenced to Prison for Massive Data Breach Conspiracy
Hackers Targeted Major Payment Processors, Retailers and Financial Institutions Around the World
CAMDEN, N.J. Two Russian nationals were sentenced today to federal prison terms for their respective roles in a worldwide hacking and data breach scheme that targeted major corporate networks, compromised 160 million credit card numbers and resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses   the largest such scheme ever prosecuted in the United States.

The guilty plea was announced by New Jersey, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick, Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Departments Criminal Division, and Mark McKevitt, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service Newark Field Office.

Vladimir Drinkman, 37, of Syktyvkar and Moscow, Russia, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle of the District of New Jersey to one count of conspiracy to commit unauthorized access of protected computers and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He was sentenced to 144 months in prison. Dmitriy Smilianets, 34, of Moscow, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a manner affecting a financial institution and was sentenced to 51 months and 21 days (in prison) time served. Both men pleaded guilty in September 2013 before Judge Simandle, who imposed the sentences today in Camden federal court.

Drinkman and Smilianets were arrested in the Netherlands on June 28, 2012. Drinkman was extradited to the District of New Jersey on Feb. 17, 2015, and Smilianets was extradited on Sept. 7, 2012.

These defendants operated at the highest levels of illegal hacking and trafficking of stolen identities, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick said. They used their sophisticated computer skills to infiltrate computer networks, steal information and sell it for a profit. Perpetrators of some of the largest data breaches in history, these defendants posed a real threat to our economy, privacy and national security, and cannot be tolerated.

This case demonstrates the investigative capabilities of the U.S. Secret Service and the collaborative efforts of our law enforcement partners, specifically the U.S. Attorneys Office District of New Jersey, and the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, Special Agent in Charge McKevitt said. The Secret Service will continue to develop innovative ways to protect the financial infrastructure of the United States and bring to justice cyber criminals who use emerging technologies to conduct business.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Drinkman, Smilianets and three co-defendants hacked into the networks of corporate victims engaged in financial transactions, retailers that received and transmitted fina...

19:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!


by Noah

Back on Monday, Seor Trumpanzee revealed the latest of his money-grubbing scams; i.e. his plan for repairing the nation's infrastructure. It's a scam sure to be loved by fellow grifters Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. After all, it's a plan designed to maximize the potential for kickbacks through privatization of all things dealing with the nation's infrastructure. Every privatization deal will have a squadron of middlemen with their hands out. Pockets will be stuffed and that is the aim of this latest Trump scam. Successful conclusions will have nothing to do with it. Remember when Whitefish Energy that tiny 2 person Montana "power company" with hometown ties Trumpanzee Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke got the $300,000,000 contract to restore power in Puerto Rico? No? Oh, that's right, Whitefish Energy has 3, not 2 employees, if one counts the fact that Zinke's son is an intern for the company. To be fair, Whitefish assembled teams of linemen and sent them to the ravaged island. Their starting pay? $300 per hour. Whitefish's big backer? The Dallas-based HBC Investments, a major campaign contributor to the likes of Rick Perry, March Rubio, and John McCain. One hand washing the other. After 5 months of this privatization, 400,000 Puerto Ricans are still without electrical power and Whitefish fled home 2 months ago. Well done! Heck of a job!

For perspective, Whitefish is a just one "incident." Think of restoring power to Puerto Rico as equivalent to restoring power to Connecticut or Oklahoma, states with a similar population. Now, multiply the corruption and inefficiency of Whitefish Energy getting a privatization deal times every city and every state in the United States Of America. That's every power grid, every highway, every dam, eve...

18:51

Porn Star Ready to Talk After Trumps Lawyer Admits Payment Mining Awareness +

Porn Star Ready to Talk After Trumps Lawyer Admits Payment
Last Updated: February 14, 2018 8:01 PM, VOA News
Stormy Daniels, the adult movie star linked to U.S. President Donald Trump, is now free to tell her story, after his lawyer admitted paying her hush money, her manager said.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is no longer bound by a non-disclosure contract after attorney Michael Cohen confirmed he paid the pornographic actress $130,000 before the 2016 presidential election, manager Gina Rodriguez told The Associated Press Wednesday.

Everything is off now, and Stormy is going to tell her story, Rodriguez said.

Cohen told The New York Times Tuesday that neither the Trump Organization, the holding company for all of Trumps business ventures, nor the Trump campaign was involved in the transaction. He added he was not compensated for the payment either directly or indirectly.

In a private transaction in 2016, I used my own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000 to Ms. Stephanie Clifford, Cohen said in a statement.

Cohen, who said he has served as Trumps lawyer for more than a decade, made it clear he is more committed than ever to protecting the interests of his client. Just because something isnt true doesnt mean that it cant cause you harm or damage. I will always protect Mr. Trump, he said.

Cohen did not say whether Trump was aware of the payment or why he made the payment. He has previously denied that Trump had an affair with Clifford.

The Wall Street Journal initially reported in January that Clifford was paid in October 2016 in exchange for not disclosing information about her alleged affair with Trump.

After the report was published, the government watchdog group Common Cause filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission requesting an investigation into the source of the payment. The complaint contends the payment was an in-kind donation to Trumps campaign that should have been included in its official reports that are publicly disclosed.

Later in January, In Touch magazine published an interview with Clifford that was conducted in 2011, during which she alleged to have had a sexual encounter with Trump in Lake Tahoe, Nev., soon after Trumps third wife, Melania, gave birth to to their son Barron.

At the end of January, however, a statement attributed to Daniels said the affair never happened. But in a televised interview on the same day, she appeared to deny the statement, maintaining she was not aware of its origins and the signature was not similar to hers. https://www.voanews.com/a/trump-attorney-says-he-paid-port-actress-own-pocket/4254161.html

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18:50

One Point Where 1997 Lawsuit Allegations Against Trump And Current Porn Star Allegations Appear Similar Mining Awareness +

There is at least one point where the Jill Harth Houraney 1997 lawsuit-allegations against Trump and more recent allegations regarding Porn Star Stormy Daniels appear similar. According to Jill Harth Houraney, Trump allegedly wanted to cheat on Marla Maples during her pregnancy-shortly after giving birth to his daughter Tiffany. And, the Stormy Daniels allegations involve cheating on Melania shortly after his last known child, Barron, was born to Melania. This was just one point that was noticed in passing. There are almost certainly others.
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/12/07/1997-lawsuit-accusing-trump-of-repeated-sexual-harassment-attempted-rape-trying-to-procure-sex-with-underage-beauty-pageant-contestant-and-much-mor...

16:20

February 15th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #392 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 February 15th 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

16:10

Bipartisan Group of Democrats and RINOs Say They Have DACA Deal The Gateway Pundit

In early January RINO Jeff Flake announced that the bipartisan Gang of 6 had put together a DACA Amnesty agreement.
The Gang of Six included: Republicans Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake, Corey Gardner, and Democrats Dick Durbin, Michael Bennet, and Robert Menendez.

The proposal was widely rejected by conservatives and the Trump administration.

Wendolynn Perez, 23, second from left, a DACA recipient who is now a permanent resident and is originally from Peru, chants with other supporters of immigration reform, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at the White House in Washington. The protesters want to preserve the Obama administration program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The Trump administration has said it still has not decided the programs fate.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

On Wednesaday another bipartisan group of Democrat and RINO senators announced they have a DACA deal.

The group decided once again to give amnesty to DACA illegals but will not deal with the diversity lottery.
The fact that Lindsey Graham signed on to it was the first clue it was going to be a disaster.

President Trump says he will veto any bill that doesnt include the reforms he requested.
CNBC reported, via Free Republic:

A bipartisan group of senators working on immigration legislation has reportedly reached a consensus.

The deal will be announced later Wednesday, senators involved in the so-called Common Sense Coalition told reporters after a closed-door meeting.

Its going to be ready today, said Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., The Hill reported.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the deal would establish a pathway to citizenship for the nearly 2 million undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, Bloomberg reported. Graham also said the deal will address border security.

Graham said the deal would not, however, deal with the so-called diversity visa lottery, which prioritizes immigration from countries that send fewer immig...

16:00

Reese Erlich Is Worried About What Looks Like A "Permanent" American Occupation Of Northern Syria DownWithTyranny!


Reese Erlich's newest post is alarming, very alarming: The U.S. Is Permanently Occupying Northern Syria, and Thats Trouble. Yeah, big trouble. Did you read in the last day or two how U.S. airstrikes have killed dozens of, maybe as many as 100, Russian soldiers? Maybe 200-- and many more injured. The Russians attacked a U.S./Kurdish base in northern Syria. Reese's post was written earlier but he could see it coming:
When President Barack Obama started bombing Syria in 2014, he enjoyed bipartisan support in Washington, D.C. Americans were appalled by the atrocities of the Islamic State, which had massacred Yazidis, and seized swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq.

At the time I warned that, far from being a humanitarian intervention, this action threatened to precipitate yet another Middle East war: Once again, the United States is waging an open-ended war with no concern for the long-term well-being of the people in the region.

And sure enough, with the Islamic State on the ropes, the Trump Administration has announced that some 2,000 U.S. troops will stay permanently in the Kurdish region of northern Syria. Ostensibly, the troops will fight Islamic State remnants and combat Iranian influence. In reality, the United States seeks to remove President Bashar al Assad, or failing that, dismember Syria into zones controlled by outside powers....

15:01

A Million Dollars a Minute LewRockwell

Imagine you open the faucet of your kitchen sink expecting water and instead out comes cash. Now imagine that it comes out at the rate of $1 million a minute. You call your plumber, who thinks youre crazy. To get you off the phone, he opines that it is your sink and therefore must be your money. So you spend it wildly. Then you realize that the money wasnt yours and you owe it back.

Now imagine that this happens every minute of every day for the next three years. At the end of the three years, you owe back more than $6 trillion. So you borrow $6 trillion to pay back the $6 trillion you owe.

Is this unending spigot of cash reality or fantasy?

I am not speaking of Amazon or Google or Exxon Mobil or Apple. They deliver products that appeal to consumers and investors. They deal in copious amounts of money because they sell what hundreds of millions of people want to purchase and they do it so efficiently that hundreds of thousands want to invest in them. If they fail to persuade consumers to purchase their products and investors to purchase their financial instruments, they will go out of business.

My analogy about all that cash in your kitchen sink that just keeps coming is not about voluntary commercial transactions, which you are free to accept or reject. It is about the governments spending what it doesnt have, the consequences of which you are not free to reject.

Government produces no products that consumers are willing to pay for voluntarily, and it doesnt sell shares of stock in its assets. It doesnt generate wealth; it seizes it. And when it can no longer politically get away with seizing, it borrows. It borrows a great deal of money money that it rolls over, by borrowing trillions to pay back trillions to prior lenders, and thus its debt never goes away.

Last week, after eight years of publicly complaining that then-President Barack Obama was borrowing more than $1 trillion a year to fund the government borrowing that the Republicans silently consented to congressional Republicans, now in control of Congress and with a friend in the Oval Office, voted to spend and hence borrow between $5 trillion and $6 trillion more than tax revenue will produce in the next three years; thats a few trillion more than they complained about in the Obama years.

Thats borrowing $1 million a minute.

Obviously, no business or household or bank can survive very long by borrowing from Peter to pay Paul. Yet the federal government, no matter which party controls Congress or the presidency, engages in staggering borrowing borrowing that will cripple future generations by forcing them to pay for goods and services that were consumed before they were born.

The government has often borrowed to meet critical emergency needs, typically during wartime. Indeed, the country was born in debt when Alexander Hamilton, the father of big government, offered the...

Polands on My Mind LewRockwell

A controversy surrounds the new Polish law just signed by Polish President Andrzej Duda that criminalizes Holocaust denial and Holocaust trivialization but also extends the prohibition to anyone who ascribes Nazi atrocities to the Polish government or Polish nation. Although Im passionately opposed to all such efforts to muzzle open discussion (and have paid a heavy price for this stand professionally), I certainly dont find the Polish law any worse than the repeated attempts to muzzle open discussion by late modern Western democracies. Why for example is Polands law a greater outrage than the persecution of Christians in Canada who disapprove of gay nuptials? Or why is the Polish legislation worse than French laws that criminalize hate speech against protected minorities and the denial or questioning of the Armenian genocide as well as the Holocaust. The French have even criminalized critical investigations of the verdicts handed down by the Nuremberg trial judges in 1946 and 1947.

Legislation laying out all these prohibitions, the Pleven and Gayssot Laws, were pushed through the French assembly mostly with Communist and Socialist support and (to my knowledge) are still enforced. The suppression of discussion of the Nuremberg judgments clearly aims at preventing dissemination of the revelation that the Soviets, not the Third Reich, were responsible for the murder of 10,000 Polish officers in the notorious Katyn Woods massacre in December 1940. The French Left has sought for ideological reasons to protect the incorrect Nuremberg verdict that the Germans, not the Soviets, carried out this atrocity.

Frances neighbor to the East features even more oppressive laws punishing hate speech, Holocaust denial and Holocaust trivialization. The current German government almost equals in its systematic suppression of dissenting opinion (from what is presumed to be the Right) the former East German Communist state. My own investigation of the frighteningly illiberal German regime, however, is more than ten years old, and under the current chancellor the repression has become even more acute. There is now constant harassment, partly through state agencies, of political parties like the Alternative fr Deutschland that are positioned to the right of Angela Merkels leftward lu...

Jordan Peterson and Human Action LewRockwell

When a psychology professor at the University of Toronto publicly rejected the forced use of a set of pronouns, it catapulted him into the news feeds and conversations of millions of people. Jordan Petersons enduring renown, however, has been sustained by the immense interest in what he has to say about the deepest questions.

His lectures on YouTube cover archetypal interpretations of the Bible, the meaning of life, human personality, and even five hours worth of dissecting Disneys Pinocchio. Many of his lectures have hundreds of thousands of views, despite them being two and half hours of covering dense material quickly.

In his Maps of Meaning course, based on his book with the same title, he presents a framework for human action with many similarities to that of Mises and Rothbard. Peterson is not an economist, however, and so his framework includes some of the particulars of action that are outside the purely praxeological framework.

Petersons Framework for Human Action

Petersons framework applies to small, quick actions like grabbing your car keys as you walk out the door but it is scalable to much bigger applications like making big life choices and the archetypal heros journey. No matter the scale, the way we go about interpreting and acting upon the world can be described like a map or a story: I was in some undesired state or location and then I moved toward a desired state by making use of certain tools and overcoming certain obstacles on my way.

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What motivates our action is a chronic dissatisfaction with the way things are. This is not necessarily a bad thing, because if we did not have this, we would cease to act. Dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs is the only thing that motivates us to move forward toward a more desired state of affairs.

This desired state of affairs completely shapes the way we perceive the world on a neurological level. We train our attention on the things in our environment that would either help or hinder us on our way to attaining some end. The things that help are tools and the things that hinder are obstacles. Anything else is irrelevant, and we wont focus our attention on it unless we have not yet decided that it is irrelevant.

Undesired Outcomes and the Emotions that Follow

He stresses that the most important aspect of decision-making is rendering things irrelevant. We become distracted and inefficient and frustrated when we struggle to ascertain what is a tool, what is an obstacle, and what is neither. An unpredicted and undesired outcome means that something that we had categorized as irrelevant has manifested itself as relevant. Peterson says we get anxious, angry, depressed, and frustrated when t...

MK Ultra: the Mind-Control Program LewRockwell

Over the past week, Ive been watching the History Channels Americas War on Drugs mini docu-series. To my surprise, the History Channel was shockingly honest about the CIAs involvement in the war on drugs and the massive political propaganda campaigns that went along with it. The series criminalized the CIA and the government, and rightly so, discussing their involvement in drug trafficking, production, and testing on both volunteers and unwilling patients and even murder.

Part of the first episode honed in on the CIAs top-secret program that is now declassified, MK-Ultra, which involved sexual and physical abuse, drug testing, hypnosis, mind control, and other types of torture. However, the only aspect that the History Channel discussed in their MK Ultra overview was the role that LSD played.

The CIA designed LSD with a Swiss manufacturer as part of the MK Ultra program in hopes that they could force people to take it and convince them to do unspeakable acts, all of which theyd forget the following morning, once the drugs wore off. Testing started with unwilling participants being lured into a hotel room by prostitutes, who would then slip the drugs into their drinks. A CIA agent would then watch the test subjects as they tripped out behind a wall of the hotel room.

The particular project within MK Ultra that the prostitutes were involved with was called Midnight Climax. This eventually turned into full-blown brothels in the U.S. run by the CIA, whereby the women working there would lure men into them, but instead of receiving sexual favours, were unknowingly drugged and then observed by CIA agents.

The CIA then started to test willing patients in lab settings, observing their reactions to LSD and asking them questions. To their disappointment, instead of helping them control their patients minds, LSD actually freed their minds. Despite the propaganda campaign on the war on drugs, whereby the government was telling people they were against all drug use, it was the government who brought LSD over and put it in the hands of the public.

Though the History Channel provided a fairly accurate depiction in the role LSD played in MK Ultra, it left out all of the brutal torture, sexual abuse, and other immoral tests performed on these patients. MK Ultra wasnt an unsuccessful program, either; CIA agents were able to successfully mind control many victims, many of whom were children. Of course, the History Channel failed to provide these haunting details in their TV program.

A 1975 document addressed to the President stated: The drug program was part of a much larger CIA program to study possible means for controlling human behaviour. Other studies explored the effects of radiation, electric-shock, psychology, psychiatry, sociology and harassment substances.

The TV program itself w...

An Open Letter to Professor David Neumark LewRockwell

May 12, 2017

Prof. David Neumark
Economics Department
University of California
Irvine, CA
dneumark@uci.edu

Dear Prof. Neumark:

I have long been an adamant and bitter opponent of the minimum wage law, and a long-time admirer of your work on this pernicious legislation, see below for some few of your contributions to the literature debunking its false claims.

So, when I heard you were lecturing on the subject of poverty at next door Tulane University last week, I begot myself over there and listened to your lecture.

Please allow me to offer you some constructive criticisms of your presentation. You listed three public policies, the minimum wage law, the earned income tax credit and the negative income tax, and asked if any of them had helped reduce poverty. Why not add in, in future, a fourth policy? That is, laissez faire capitalism. It is my contention, is it not yours?, that this is the last best hope for radically reducing poverty. I expect that Adam Smiths Wealth of Nations, making roughly this claim, would not exactly be your cup of tea, given your empirical orientation and its lack thereof, but here is one empirical study which makes this very claim:

Gwartney, James, Robert W. Lawson and Walter E. Block. 1996. Economic Freedom of the World, 1975-1995; Vancouver, B.C. Canada: the Fraser Institute (308 pages);

You said something else that rather perturbed me. You said that you wished that the minimum wage actually worked, and raised compensation for unskilled workers. I now hereby make you the following offer: Come back to New Orleans for another visit, and wash my car. Ill pay you $3 per hour. You realize of course that were I serious about this offer I could go to jail for merely making it, let alone carrying through on it, and so could you, if you accepted it. Does not that bother you, that one or both of us could be imprisoned for engaging in, in the words of Robert Nozick, a capitalist act between consenting adults? It certainly troubles me. So, I ask you to withdraw your hope that so vicious a piece of legislation could have any beneficial effects. Wait, I take that back. The minimum wage law certainly benefits all those who relish astronomical unemployment rates for the unskilled.

Neumark, David and Wascher, William. 1992. Employment Effects of Minimum and Subminimum Wages: Panel Data on State Minimum Wage Laws.  Industrial and Labor Relations Review 46 (October), pp. 55-81.

Neumark, David and William Wascher. 1995. Minimum wage effects on employment and school enrollment. Journal of Business Economics and Statistics. Vo...

The Vindication of Joe McCarthy LewRockwell

Alright, there are some serious competitors for that title, even if we limit ourselves to books on the cold war era.  Notably, Witness by Whittaker Chambers is a more literary, though less learned, revelation.   Yet beyond the hyperbole (courtesy of Miss Coulter) there lies a kernel of truth, or at least an application of the marginal utility theorem.   Unless you have, Blacklisted by History: The untold story of Joe McCarthy is the most important book that you have not yet read on American politics.  Indeed, it bears some faint likeness to the Bible, in that it centers around a resurrection, albeit in this case the resurrected reputation of a man who has been damned repeatedly by the Pharisaic court of American establishment history.  Like a Biblical epic, this damnation of Joe McCarthy transcends the fate of any particular man, however laden with interesting vices or admirable virtues.  Rather, this verdict has shaped the moral and legal precedents which have become the rotting core of modern Americas extra-constitutional political framework.  McCarthy and so-called McCarthyism (a term which is taken as synonymous with witch-hunting) have become the bywords and shibboleths of partisan conflict within our body politic, entailing the suppression of ideological meaning and accountability.

Indeed, the very contours of American history since WWII have been distorted through the astigmatic lens of Anti-McCarthyism, a standard narrative by which we presume to distinguish not just right from wrong, but left from right.  Yet, what if the standard narrative were itself wrong?  What if, instead of an ogre, Senator Joe McCarthy were a mid-20th century Paul Revere, cruelly shot off his horse while attempting to warn his fellow citizens of a stealth attack on their freedom and fortunes?   What if the opprobrium of  McCarthyism were a better characterization of the malicious and deceitful tactics of those who sought to thwart McCarthys investigation and subsequently endeavored, with near total success, to destroy his reputation?  If we are to believe M. Stanford Evans (1934-2015) the answer to all these questions is in the affirmative.  Moreover this is not just an impassioned cry by the late Evans, who as a libertarian and anti-communist might be expected to favor tail gunner Joe, but a measured verdict drawn from the vast amount of relevant empirical evidence which had become available by the time he started doing research for Blacklisted by History (2007).  This work stands at the apex of Evans long labors in the field of American political history, during which he was able to sift and reassess much of stand...

Explaining the Doomsday Cult LewRockwell

Doomsday cults have existed since the dawn of time, and the global warming panic is the most widespread doomsday cult in existence today. People have been donning sackcloths, smothering their faces in ash, and heading out to the deserts to be swept away in a purge of cataclysmic fury that ultimately never came, since time immemorial. The big media houses like to showcase the small practitioners of the apocalyptic philosophy today, like the itinerant preacher with dozens of followers in California, or even David Koresh in Texas with a compound filled with devotees. Alas, the biggest doomsday cult of them all, so large that it seemingly goes unnoticed as a cult, is the nutty, world-is-melting if we all do not repent and change our ways, cult of global warming.

This cult has grown to be so large and convincing for several reasons. One reason is that we are encouraged by our media organizations to emancipate ourselves from organized religion, in that we are impelled to become agnostic, or an atheist. They are just as happy with us becoming spiritual, which is either something new age or pagan, and is likely to involve crystals. The important common denominator is that we must migrate as far away from Christian tradition as possible. The majority of Americans, either at their own inclination, or at the urging of popular culture and education, have done so. So many of the self-described atheists and casual independents no longer feel compelled to attend church, but they still unconsciously possess a calling, as it is hard-wired into our humanity. This is a vacuum which is soon filled with yoga, cross-fit, diet crazes, athletics, celebrities, or a need for more government. In place of St. Ignatius, they have Brangelina. Instead of Jesus, they have Obama. The desire to belong to something bigger than ourselves through which we can instantaneously identify with others, without having to do any of the work of getting to know them, finding out their preferences, inclinations, and habits is a desire that is fundamental to human nature it seems. So many survey respondents who claim theyre not really religious possess an emptiness that is waiting to be filled.

Central to the archetypal instincts, out of which developed an incredible, ever-refining tradition of religion, of a parental figure hovering above us, is the notion that this figure will ultimately render judgment. Christianity, which to me is the highest form of religion, solved this fear of imminent doom and disaster by offering salvation through faith. This faith allows for calm, rationality, and serenity. It is grace amidst an acceptance of forgiveness and a humble acknowledgment of our eternal souls.

Not everyone sees it this way. There are plenty of Christians who revere the Revelation to John (Revelations) above all else and suspect that every passing car horn is the heavenly trumpet heralding judgment and impending...

Sign of a Dysfunctional Empire LewRockwell

President Donald Trumps latest $4.4 trillion budget proposal calls for boosting military spending by nearly $200 billion over the next two years, and would balloon the national debt by more than $7 trillion over the next decade. Pundits proclaim it dead on arrival.

But the likely alternative, based on the recent congressional budget accord, will be an equally irresponsible combination of sky-high military spending and even more borrowing signs of a dysfunctional empire unable to manage its decline intelligently.

The U.S. national debt now exceeds $20 trillion, or $170,000 per taxpayer. When the number was smaller two years ago, under President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called it dangerous and unacceptable. Yet, following last Decembers massive corporate and personal tax cut, and the subsequent agreement on new spending targets, Congress now envisions adding $15 trillion to the federal governments debt over the next decade.

No serious analyst predicts any immediate disaster, but fast-rising levels of public debt, combined with extremely low levels of private savings, could set the United States up for another financial crisis. If interest rates climb, high levels of debt can rapidly drive up federal spending on interest. If another recession strikes, slashing federal revenues, the burden of debt can also soar.

While many domestic programs are slated to grow, a major contributor to the U.S. debt burden will be soaring military spending. The recent budget accord calls for feeding the military about $80 billion more this year, and an additional $16 billion more the next. The increase alone exceeds Russias entire military budget ($69 billion in 2016, the most recent year for which comparative data are available).

Even without these increases, the United States already spends more than twice as much on its military as China and Russia combined. Equally significant, the next 15 largest military spenders are all friendly powers or formal allies of the United States. Thats why the only serious threats to U.S. forces come when they insert themselves into local wars thousands of miles away.

The Indefensible Pentagon Budget

Commenting skeptically on the new Pentagon budget, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.,...

The Ghosts of 1968 LewRockwell

The hope of 1968 that public demonstrations can actually change the power structure has been lost.

1968 was a tumultuous year globally and domestically. The Prague Spring in Czechoslovakiaa very mild form of political and cultural liberalization within the Soviet blocwas brutally crushed by the military forces of the Soviet Union.

The general strikes and student protests of May 1968 brought France to a standstill as demands for social and political change called the entire status quo into question.

On the other side of the planet, the Cultural Revolution was remaking Chinas still-youthful revolution, to the detriment of the political status quo, the intelligentsia and the common people.

The U.S.was convulsed with assassinations, civil unrest and mass demonstrations against the war in Vietnam and the political status quo (the Democratic Party convention in Chicago).

Ironically, much of the world was benefiting from two decades of rising prosperity and the demise of colonialism. When expectations exceed actual opportunities, discontent is the result. When the power structure is deaf to the discontent, a cycle of repression and disorder feed on each other.

Fifty years on, the ghosts of 1968 are still with us. With the advantage of hindsight, 1968 was the culmination of the belief that it was still possible for the common people to change the political and social order in a positive fashion to remake the status quo power structure into something more humane, accessible, just and fair.

The Western status quo bent but did not break. Nothing in the developed-world power structures actually changed. The status quo did break down in China, but the breakdown was not liberating; it was a catastrophe of injustice and destruction without precedent.

A new winter of discontent is chilling the air. Though the current state of affairs seems quite different from that of 1968, the basic context is eerily similar: decades of economic growth have ushered in widespread prosperity, but the benefits and power have gone disproportionately to the few at the top of the wealth-power pyramid.

The status quo power structures are deaf to the discontent of the common people, and respond with blandishments (Universal Basic Income, etc.), propaganda and a spectrum of repression.

In the context of 1968+50=2018, Chris Hedges incisive essay from 2010 bears re-reading. 2011: A Brave New Dystopia (truthdig):

The two greatest visions of a future dystopia were George Orwells 1984 and Aldous Huxleys Brave New World. The debate, between those who watched our descent towards corporate totalitarianism, was who was right. Would we be, as Orwell wrote, dominated by a repressive surveillance and securit...

One Trillion Stars LewRockwell

The nearest neighboring major galaxy to the Milky Way is the Andromeda Galaxy. The large galaxy is stunning in size and has around three times as many stars as the Milky Way does. It can easily be seen with the naked eye from Earth, and it is found in the constellation of Andromeda, from which its name originates.

Far from being just a pretty sight in the sky, the Andromeda Galaxy is an impressive, turbulent patch of the cosmos. It is even expected to collide with the Milky Way years down the road. If you find that fascinating, then you are going to enjoy these ten amazing facts about the Andromeda Galaxy.

10 Also Known As Messier 31

Our closest neighboring galaxy is also known as Messier 31 or M31. The name came from Charles Messier, the French astronomer who catalogued the large galaxy. Messier documented many objects in the skies of the Northern Hemisphere, and they are collectively known as the Messier objects or the Messier Catalog. (Note that Messier wasnt always the first to observe the objects in his catalog.)

In 1757, he had begun searching for Halleys Comet, but the calculations given to him had sent him to a different section of the sky. That wrong section of the sky is where he observed a nebula that became the first entry in the catalog: M1, also known as the Crab Nebula. In 1764, Charles Messier added M31 to his catalog. By the end of the year, he had added a total of 38 objects. By 1781, he had logged a total of 103 objects into his catalog, 40 of which had been found by Messier himself.[1]

9 Named After The Andromeda Constellation

Photo credit: Keilana, Roberta Mura

If you look up into the northern night sky between Cassiopeias W asterism and the Great Square of Pegasus, you will find the constellation Andromeda. The star pattern was named after the mythical princess Andromeda, the wife of the Greek hero Perseus. The...

The Brutal Truth About Violence LewRockwell

Selco interviewed by Daisy Luther

Are you prepared for the extreme violence that is likely to come your way if the SHTF? No matter what your plan is, its entirely probable that at some point, youll be the victim of violence or have to perpetrate violence to survive. As always, Selco is our go-to guy on SHTF reality checks and this thought-provoking interview will shake you to your core.

If you dont know Selco, hes from Bosnia and he lived through a year in a city that was blockaded with no utilities, no deliveries of supplies, and no services. In his interviews, he shares what the scenarios the rest of us theorize about were REALLY like.  He mentioned to me recently that most folks arent prepared for the violence that is part and parcel of a collapse, which brings us to todays interview.

How prevalent was violence when the SHTF in Bosnia?

It was wartime and chaos, from all conflicts in those years in the Balkan region Bosnian conflict was most brutal because of multiple reasons, historical, political and other.

To simplify the explanation why violence was common and very brutal, you need to picture a situation where you are bombarded with huge amount of information (propaganda) which instills in you very strong feelings of fear and hate.

Out of fear and hate, violence grows easy and fast, and over the very short period of time you see how people around you (including you) do things that you could not imagine before.

I can say that violence was almost an everyday thing in the whole spectrum of different activities because it was a fight for survival.

Again, whenever (and wherever) you put people in a region without enough resources, you can expect violence.

We were living a normal life, and then suddenly we were thrown in a way of living where if you could not negotiate something with someone, you solve the problem by launching a rocket from an RPG through the window of his living room.

Hate stripped down the layers of humanity and suddenly it was normal to level an apartment building with people inside with shells from a tank or form private prisons with imprisoned civilians for slave work or sex slaves.

Nothing that I saw or read before could have prepared me for the level of violence and blindness to it, for the lives of kids, elders, civilians, and the innocent.

Again, the thing that is important for readers is that we were a modern society one day, and then in few weeks it turned into carnage.

Do not make the mistake of saying it cannot happen here because I made that mistake too.

Do not underestimate power of propaganda, fear, hate, and the lowest human instincts, no matter how modern and good your society is right now and how deeply you believe that it can not happen...

Your Sleeping Position LewRockwell

A bad nights sleep isnt just unpleasant, its dangerous.

Existing problems like a bad back, period pains or even a cold can be worsened by sleeping poorly. The position you sleep in can have a lot to with this.

The way you sleep affects the way blood moves around your body, as well as putting pressure on various parts of your body for many hours at a time, which may impair circulation.

If you find your sleeping position uncomfortable, or wake from a troubled night not feeling rested: there are a few different positions you can try to manage your discomfort.

Acid reflux

Acid reflux is a burning feeling in the chest caused by stomach acid travelling up towards the throat, casually known as heartburn.

Eating a large meal right before bed increases the chance of gettin heart burn. However, some people may be predisposed to it, or suffer from gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

If you are suffering from acid reflux, lie on your right side, with your arms out in front of you. Your knees should be bent and slightly pulled up towards your abdomen.

Dr John de Caestecker, consultant gastroenterologist from University Hospitals Leicester, told the Mirror: The gullet joins the stomach on the left side so by lying on the right, food can move more effectively through the digestive tract.

If you do have to eat late, research shows raising the head of the bed a few inches can alleviate symptoms. Its a much better option than adding more pillows, which youre likely to roll off and can crease you up in the middle and hinder digestion, he said.

Painful back

A bad sleeping position can actually exacerbate problems with your back and spine.

As before, lay your arms out in front of you. Lie on either side, bending your knees slightly and try to keep your hips in line with the rest of your body, as opposed to curling inward.

Place a pillow between your knees that they rest about the width of your hips apart. This position may feel strange at first, but you should persist beyond the feeling.

Nasal congestion

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14:26

BUSTED: DOJ Official Bruce Ohr Caught Hiding Wifes Payments From Fusion GPS The Gateway Pundit

Did Fusion GPS use Justice Department official Bruce Ohrs wife, who was hired to dig up dirt on then-candidate Donald Trump, to influence top government officials?  If the answer is no, then why did the recently demoted Ohr hide his wifes Fusion GPS compensation from ethics officials? 

Daily Caller reports:

Bruce Ohr, the Department of Justice official who brought opposition research on President Donald Trump to the FBI, did not disclose that Fusion GPS, which performed that research at the Democratic National Committees behest, was paying his wife, and did not obtain a conflict of interest waiver from his superiors at the Justice Department, documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation show.

The omission may explain why Ohr was demoted from his post as associate deputy attorney general after the relationship between Fusion GPS and his wife emerged and Fusion founder Glenn Simpson acknowledged meeting with Ohr. Willfully falsifying government ethics forms can carry a penalty of jail time, if convicted.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) hired Fusion GPS to gather and disseminate damning info about Trump, and they in turn paid Nellie Ohr, a former CIA employee with expertise in Russia, for an unknown role related to the dossier. Bruce Ohr then brought the information to the FBI, kicking off a probe and a media firestorm.

Payments from Fusion GPS to Bruce Ohrs family, funded by the DNC, have the appearance of a government for hire, i.e. bribing a DOJ official to push the case, says the Daily Callers Luke Rosiak.

Daily Caller has more:

The money sweetened the pot for the Ohrs, and it certainly made it easier for Fusion to get the dossier to be used before the court if they made that payment to Bruce Ohrs wife, former judge and Texas GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert told The Daily Caller News Foundation,

Fusion had to have known that because of the relationship between Bruce Ohr and his wife, they were bringing Fusion, the DOJ and the DNC together under one roof to work for the same goal, which was to stop Donald Trump from be...

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Liberal Senator Chris Murphy on Senate Floor: Epidemic of Mass Slaughter Because of Inaction by Congress (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Liberal Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) took to the senate floor today to address the mass shooting at at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Senator Murphy blamed inaction by Congress for the assault.

Senator Murphy started out his speech quoting a misleading claim of 18 school shootings so far this year.
(Thats a lie.)

Then Senator Murphy went on to blame Congress for the attack.

Via Breitbart:

Senator Murphy: As we speak, there is a horrific scene playing out at a high school in south Florida. Turn on your television right now, youre going to see scenes of children running for their lives, what looks to be the 19th school shooting in this country, and we have not even hit March. Im coming to the floor to talk about something else, but let me just note, once again for my colleagues, that this happens nowhere else, other than the United States of America. This epidemic of mass slaughter, this scourge of school shooting after school shooting. It only happens here, not because of coincidence, not because of bad luck, but as a consequence of our inaction.

Democrats just arent happy unless they can control you.

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UPDATE: New Background Details Emerge About Florida School Shooting Suspect Nikolas Cruz The Gateway Pundit

New details have emerged about 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, the suspected gunman that killed 17 people after opening fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida Wednesday.

ABC 7 reports:

A family member told ABC News that Cruz was the adopted son of Roger and Lynda Cruz. He has a younger brother, and both of his parents are now deceased. The family member said Lynda Cruz died last year.

Cruz reportedly worked at a nearby Dollar Tree store. Employees told ABC News they are shocked by his actions, and described him as loyal and responsible, saying he would arrive to work a half hour early.

The Dollar Tree manager said Cruz was transferred from the store near the school to a different Dollar Tree, but he did not remember the reason why. He described Cruz as a nice kid who was always in a good mood.

Law enforcement sources told ABC News Cruz was able to leave the school by blending in with other students who were trying to escape.

According to Fox News reporter Trace Gallagher, Cruz reportedly followed resistance groups on social media.

Gallagher: We should also point out that we have scoured his social media footprint. We have mentioned this before, but he was clearly obsessed with guns because he was attached and followed all types of gun groups, as well as resistance gro...

13:45

Florida AG Pam Bondi: State of Florida Will Pay for Funerals of High School Shooting Victims (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Florida officials including Republican Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi joined local officials Wednesday night in Parkland, Florida after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Seventeen students and faculty were murdered in the mass shooting.

19-year-old Nicolas Cruz was arrested after the shooting today.

On Wednesday night Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi told the Parkside community the state of Florida will pay for all of the funeral expenses of the shooting victims.

Via Hannity:

The post Florida AG Pam Bondi: State of Florida Will Pay for Funerals of High School Shooting Victims (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

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13:36

Nervous? Deafening Silence From Crooked Comey After Bizarre Susan Rice Email Raises New Questions About His Testimony The Gateway Pundit

Crooked cop Comey may be a little nervous these days because he hasnt said a peep on his social media in over a week.

James Comey recently became fairly active on Twitter and Instagram yet deafening silence from the fired FBI Director since Susan Rices bizarre email surfaced which raises new questions about Comeys testimony.

On Monday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley uncovered an unusual email former NatSec Advisor to Barack Obama, Susan Rice sent herself on January 20th 2017Donald Trumps inauguration day.

It was revealed Susan Rice secretly met with Barack Obama, Sally Yates and James Comey in the Oval Office on January 5th, 2017.

Chuck Grassley posted to his official Senate website Monday:

Ambassador Rice appears to have used this email to document a January 5, 2017 Oval Office meeting between President Obama, former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates regarding Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election.  In particular, Ambassador Rice wrote:

President Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the Intelligence and law enforcement communities by the book.  The President stressed that he is not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective.  He reiterated that our law enforcement team needs to proceed as it normally would by the book.

This meeting raised new questions about Comeys previous statement about how infrequently he spoke to Obama.

Comey was very careful how he worded his statement about his meetings with Obama. He made sure to say spoke alone in order to go around meetings he had with Obama while others were present. What a snake.

Transcript of his testimony via Fox News:

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12:49

Existential Iliad bensozia

I have an idiosyncratic take on Book 9 of the Iliad. The Iliad is the story of Achilles is the great warrior on the Greek side in the Trojan War. He gets mad at some slight, and he goes back to his tent to sulk, and the Greeks start losing.

So then they send emissaries to his tent to say, Please come back. And he says, No. Then, the Greeks start losing some more.

Eventually, he comes back, and he gets killed. Thats basically the story of the Iliad. Book 9 is where they send the emissaries to say, Please come back, and he says, No.

He gives this speech, this response that is weird, where he says, effectively, The prophecy is that if I go back to fight here, I will die here. My name will be immortal. If I dont go back to fight, Ill go home and live a long life and will be forgotten. He chooses to go back and be forgotten. Then, later, he changes his mind because his friend gets killed.

I think the existential examination of this Greek warrior and this heroic culture that clearly valorizes heroism and deathless fame and everything, and who is, canonically, the most famous heroic warrior and the one with the most deathless fame, hes the one who says, Nah, Id rather go back and live a long life on my farm.

The forcing of that choice is the central point of the highest work of Greek art, sort of prefigures a lot of existentialist thought in the future, I think.

12:01

Someones Doing The DOJ and FBI Interrogations and Its Not Congress The Last Refuge

On a Monday night (February 12th, 2018) episode of Tucker Carlson a Democrat member of the House Intelligence committee said something interesting that almost everyone missed.  Appearing on the show to joust with Tucker, HPSCI member Eric Swalwell stated: the Continue reading

12:00

Why The Cult Of Republican-Lite Doesn't Work-- Case Studies In Florida DownWithTyranny!


Republicans are campaigning too-- and with the DCCC as an opponent, you'd think the odds would be stacked in their favor. Problem for the GOP, though is that the NRCC is almost as inept and incompetent as the DCCC. Almost. The letter below didn't come from the NRCC, it came from the campaign of Scott Sturgill, the lead dog among the 4 Republicans who would like to take on wretched freshman Blue Dog Stephanie Murphy in the suburbs north of Orlando. It includes the Orlando Executive Aiirport and Orlando International, Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, Sanford on the south shore of Lake Monroe, Oviedo, all of Lake Jesup, Osceola and Lake Harney in the East and Orlando east of Orange Avenue and the 4 Freeway. Previously the PVI was R+4 but it was bumped up to a perfectly even district now, making it much easier for a Democrat to win. Obama, albeit narrowly, lost both times but in 2016 Hillary won the district 51.4% to 44.1%. The medium income is $52,197, about $5,000 more than the state average. The district is 66% white, 19% Latino and almost 10% black.

The NRCC, desperate for candidates nationally, has included Sturgill in their Young Guns program, one off only 3 in Florida, freezing out state Rep. Mike Miller (who's raised nearly as much money as Sturgill) as well as Vennia Francois and Judson Sapp. As on the FEC December 31 reporting deadline Democrat Stephanie Murphy had raised $1,342,343, while Stroll had brought in $308,456 and Miller $213,011. In his kick-off statement, Miller, generally considered a far right loon, said "This district should no longer be represented by someone whose vote is controlled by Nancy Pelosi and the ultra-left." Odd thing to say about one of the most conservative Blue Dog Dems in Congress? Not at all... if you live in Republican fantasy-land.

In fact, yesterday, I got the same kind of malarky from Sturgill's campaign:
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11:33

ICE Put Immigrant Woman, Who Alleged Sexual Abuse, In Solitary To Make Her Recant Claims Shadowproof

An incarcerated immigrant woman, who alleged sexual harassment and assault by a corrections officer, said she was thrown in solitary confinement for 60 hours and was told she would not be released until she publicly recanted her accusations.

Laura Monterrosa is a 23 year old immigrant from El Salvador detained at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, a private prison operated by CoreCivic (formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America).

Grassroots Leadership, a Texas-based immigrant rights group advocating on behalf of Monterrosa, said she was isolated between 11:00 PM on Friday, February 9, and 11:00 AM on Monday, February 12. She was threatened with more isolation if she didnt publicly state she was not sexually abused by staff.

This should not be happening in America, said Claudia Muoz, immigration programs director at Grassroots Leadership. Here you have a woman who came forward to report rampant sexual abuse inside of a federal facility. Instead of protecting her and ensuring the abuse stops, ICE is now putting Laura in solitary confinement with the expressed intent of tearing her down so she will do as they say.

This is against the law, Muoz continued. There is an ongoing FBI investigation, and ICE is trying to convince this witness to change her story. This is one of the most egregious abuses I have ever witnessed.

Two other women came forward to publicly accuse corrections officers of sexual abuse after Monterrosa. All three said they faced retaliation in the form of threats of deportation or transfer to other facilities far from their support networks.

The FBI took over the investigation into Monterrosas claims in December after advocates said local law enforcement failed to act. In January, Monterrosa attempted suicide by ingesting pain pills after learning she could be punished for skipping meals in an attempt to avoid her abuser.

Bethany Carson, an immigration researcher and organizer with Grassroots Leadership, said, One ICE official named Soto specifically demanded Laura call me and tell me she was no longer going to work with us. The ICE official went as far as telling her that he expected her to recant her claim to the media or else she would be locked up again in solitary confinement indefinitely.

ICE released a statement in response to questions from Shadowproof about Monterrosa. ICE claimed she was taken to the medical unit for evaluation after staff became aware of a self-reported medical situation...

11:26

Ouch! Senator Chuck Grassley BLASTS Failed Attorney General Jeff Sessions The Gateway Pundit

For months its been clear that AG Sessions is a total failure. He recused himself and then hired crook Rod Rosenstein as Asst AG who then created the crooked Mueller investigation.  If this republic is to continue, Sessions must go!

The US cannot have multiple layers of laws. Its impossible to have some individuals who do not have to abide by the same laws as the rest of the population.  We also cannot stand for the corrupt FBI, DOJ and State Departments (amongst others) that are able to spy, lie and assault Americans for faulty crimes.  Obamas Administration was corrupt and dishonest at all levels and so its no surprise that the entire federal government is corrupt.  These people must be swept out.  Its starts with AG Sessions!

AG Sessions praised Asst AG Rosenstein the same day Rosenstein was identified in the FISA memo as one of the individuals who signed off on the slanderous FISA memo to spy on President Trump.  Muellers investigation is full of former Clinton and Obama corrupt cronies.  The FBI and DOJ continue to delay and prevent Congress from seeing information requested for month.  Much of the information is unnecessarily redacted from the individuals (Congress) who has the mandate to oversee these same institutions.

Many Congressman are calling for Jeff Sessions to resign or be replaced and have for months.

Attorney General Sessions has failed to bring trust in the judicial system back to America.

Sessions has allowed the witch hunt against President Trump to go on for over a year.

Now this
Jeff Sessions is meddling with the US Senate.

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is working with senators on criminal justice reforms.

Attorney General Sessions is trying to meddle in the senate process.

Grassley hit Sessions hard today:

The Politico has more:

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11:00

Antifa soygirls get whomped by middle-aged patriots Fellowship of the Minds

As early as April 2016, the Obama administrations DHS/FBI identified Antifa as domestic terrorists, which the MSM didnt (and still havent) told the American people. In an unknown city, four middle-aged white men, one wearing a Trump jacket, are surrounded, Continue reading

10:55

REPORT: Suspected Florida High School Gunman Followed Resistance Groups On Social Media The Gateway Pundit

According to Fox News reporter Trace Gallagher, Nikolas Cruz, the suspected gunman who shot dead at least 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida Wednesday, reportedly followed resistance groups on social media. 

Gallagher: We should also point out that we have scoured his social media footprint. We have mentioned this before, but he was clearly obsessed with guns because he was attached and followed all types of gun groups, as well as resistance groups the Syrian resistance and Iraqi fighters. Remeber, we said earlier that he was actually involved in a chat room discussion, YouTube chat room discussion online about the building of bombs.

It is not known at this time which social media platforms Cruz followed Syrian resistance and Iraqi fighters on.

According to a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, the suspected gunman has been a troubled kid.

The student told WSVN the suspect showed off photos of his guns.

He played around with a joke multiple times, you know, he knows the layout of the school. He can actually go ahead and pinpoint all where all the students would be, the student told WSVN.

10:38

UPDATE: 17 Confirmed Dead in FL High School Shooting VIDEO of Killer Nikolas Cruz Taken Into Police Station The Gateway Pundit

On Wednesday afternoon a shooter opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

WSVN reported there are at least 20 victims.

The local sheriff just announced that 17 were killed in the attack.

 Authorities have identified the shooter- Nicolas Cruz.

Cruz is a registered Democrat.

Nicolas Cruz was taken to the hospital today and then brought to the local police station for questioning.
Cruz was wearing a hospital gown when they brought him into the station.

FOX Business Network:

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10:18

UPDATE: Nicolas de Jesus Cruz was not Registered as Democrat as Some Sources Reported The Gateway Pundit

As reported hours ago   multiple news outlets are reporting an active shooter has opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Flordia. WSVN reports there are at least 20 victims.

Authorities have identified the shooter- Nicolas Cruz

 

Note: there is some discrepancy as to whether the name of the shooter is Nicolas Cruz or Nicolas de Jesus Cruz as has been reported by close to 100 other new media companies (we have the screenshots). Such being said: it is becoming more clear that this individual was NOT, in fact, an actual Trump supporter, as is being reported by the media as the result of the image that shows Cruz wearing a MAGA hat.

The shooter is not the same Nicolas de Jesus Cruz as was reported by the Miami Herald and Daily Beast.

**  This post was updated.

 

 

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09:46

CONTROLLING THE NARRATIVE: Facebook-Owned Instagram Quietly Deletes Nikolas Cruz Accounts The Gateway Pundit

Facebook-owned Instagram just deleted one of the two Instagram accounts of Florida high school shooter Nicolas Cruz.

One of Cruzs accounts seemed to display a fascination with Islam and Islamic extremism; the other one showcased Cruz wearing a MAGA hat and contained imagery such as him killing toads.

If you guessed that Instagram removed the one related to Islam first, you got it right. Why would they remove that one but keep the MAGA hat one up for another hour? To control the narrative as this story develops. Unfortunately for them, Gateway Pundit has screenshot the entirety of both accounts.

 

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08:36

Update: Broward County Florida School Shooting Multiple Victims Marjory Stoneman Douglas High The Last Refuge

Broward County Florida Sheriffs Office confirmed they have a suspect in custody in connection to a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, that may have injured as many as 20 to 40 Continue reading

08:34

BREAKING=> THE DERANGED INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS OF FL. SHOOTER NIKOLAS CRUZ The Gateway Pundit

As reported minutes ago Multiple news outlets are reporting an active shooter has opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Flordia. WSVN reports there are at least 20 victims.

Authorities have identified the shooter- Nicholas Cruz

We will be updating this post will screenshots/images/and anything else related to the shooting.

Joel Leffler, a father of one of the Douglas High School students took to Facebook to discuss what happened:

Here is shocking video from inside the school today

Nicholas Cruz was arrested today.

08:13

Student Says Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting Suspect is Troubled Kid Bragged About Knowing School Layout (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

As reported minutes ago Multiple news outlets are reporting a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. WSVN reports there are at least 20 to 50 victims.

According to a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, the suspected gunman has been a troubled kid.

The student told WSVN the suspect showed off photos of his guns.

He played around with a joke multiple times, you know, he knows the layout of the school. He can actually go ahead and pinpoint all where all the students would be, the student told WSVN.

The suspect is now in custody.

Footage has emerged of emergency responders evacuating students sheltering inside the auditorium during the shooting.

The post...

08:11

BREAKING=> SHOCKING VIDEO from Douglas High School Shooting PHOTOS of ARRESTED SHOOTER The Gateway Pundit

As reported minutes ago Multiple news outlets are reporting an active shooter has opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. WSVN reports there are at least 20 victims.

Authorities have identified the shooter- Nicholas Cruz

We will be updating this post will screenshots/images/and anything else related to the shooting.

Joel Leffler, a father of one of the Douglas High School students took to Facebook to discuss what happened:

Here is shocking video from inside the school today

Nicholas Cruz was arrested today.

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08:07

How ICE Works to Strip Citizenship from Naturalized Americans The Intercept

U.S. Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ronald Vitiello, right, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations Tom Homan prepare to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill June 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

08:00

If Trump Is Selling Out America To Putin, Would A Firing Squad Be Appropriate? Just Asking For A Friend DownWithTyranny!


Dan Coats was a right-wing Republican senator from Indiana (twice) before Trump appointed him Director of National Intelligence. He had a reputation of taking his orders from leadership and not being very independent or making any waves-- perfect for a Trumpanzee looking for enablers. Yesterday, I imagine Trumpanzee flipped out when he watched him and FBI head-- another of his own appointees-- Christopher Wray, being questioned in open session by the Senate Intelligence Committee. What they did the Senate get out of them? That they're concerned that Trump's Kremlin allies-- the ones he colluded with-- are working to steal the 2018 midterms for the GOP, just the way the stole the 2016 election for Trump by micro-targeting sensitive precincts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan (and possibly Ohio, North Carolina and Florida).

Coats' prepared statement said that Russia is both capable and aggressive when he appeared with Wray and CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Coats: "Moscow seeks to create wedges that reduce trust and confidence in democratic processes. We assess that the Russian intelligence services will continue their efforts to disseminate false information via Russian state-controlled media and covert online personas about U.S. activities to encourage anti-U.S. political views."

The testimony underscores continued unanimity among American intelligence agencies that Russia conducted an extensive campaign to meddle in the 2016 presidential campaign. President Donald Trump has dismissed the continuing investigation into Russian interference as a witch hunt, especia...

07:42

Congressman Says He Tried to Brief Trump on WikiLeaks and Russia After Meeting With Julian Assange, But John Kelly Blocked Him The Intercept

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly blocked Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., from briefing President Donald Trump about a meeting he had in London in August with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Rohrabacher told The Intercept.

Rohrabacher claimed Assange had shown him and his traveling companion, Charles Johnson, definitive proof that Russia was not the source of the Democratic Party communications that WikiLeaks published during the 2016 campaign. Assange was willing to share that information with American officials, Rohrabacher said, but he was never able to present the offer to the president.

Rohrabacher, who is considered broadly sympathetic with the Russian government, said he was told by Kelly that meeting with Trump could put the president in unnecessary legal jeopardy. What is preventing me from talking to Trump about this is the existence of a special prosecutor, Rohrabacher said. Not only Kelly, but others are worried if I say one word to Trump about Russia, that it would appear to out-of-control prosecutors that that is where the collusion is.

Assange did not want to release the evidence publicly, Rohrabacher said, because he didnt want to expose his sources and methods. (Assange didnt respond to a request for comment.)

In September, the Wall Street Journal reported on Rohrabachers conversation with Kelly, but both Kelly and Rohrabacher declined to comment at the time.

Whether Kelly was genuinely concerned about implicating Trump, or whether that was the line he gave Rohrabacher to fend him off, is unclear, but the move would be in line with Kellys determination to bring order to what was, when he arrived, a chaotic White House.

Kelly did for a time achieve some semblance of order, aided by former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter. But Porters resignation amid allegations of spousal abuse has brought chaos screaming back to the White House. Trump, according to sources close to him, has been incensed at the way Kelly has handled the situation, failing to inform him of the allegations against Porter and then continuing to defend him as it unfolded.

In Rohrabachers case, the California representative said he understands Kellys decision. General Kelly has been very responsible to make that decision, he said. I dont like it, but thats the reality of it, that we cant make the president vulnerable to this kind of prosecutorial power. Hes afraid that would open up the door, and I think theres some validity to that.

Rohrabacher was accompanied on his trip by controversial right-wing activist Charles Johnson, who is...

07:24

UPDATE: SHOOTER IDENTIFIED at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 20-50 Injured Police say Nikolas Cruz IN CUSTODY! The Gateway Pundit

As reported minutes ago Multiple news outlets are reporting an active shooter has opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. WSVN reports there are at least 20 victims.

According to FOX Business Network the shooter is still at large.

Authorities have identified the shooter- Nicolas Cruz

The Broward County Police Department scanner identified the shooter.
Theyre still looking for the shooter.

UPDATE The Broward County Police Scanner says Nicolas Cruz is now in custody.

07:02

BREAKING: Gunman Opens Fire At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South FL 17 VICTIMS REPORTED (LIVE VIDEO FEED) The Gateway Pundit

Multiple news outlets are reporting an active shooter has opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. CBS News reports there are at least 17 victims. 

07:01

*UGH* Michelle Obama Tweets Valentines Day Playlist to Barack Obama Twitter Responds The Gateway Pundit

Former First Lady Michelle Obama dedicated a Valentines Day playlist called Forever Mine to Barack Obama on Twitter.

Barack Obama replied by wishing Michelle a Happy Valentines Day.

Ughthese two just wont go away.

Michelle Obama tweeted, Happy #ValentinesDay to my one and only, @BarackObama. To celebrate the occasion, Im dedicating a little Valentines Day playlist to you!

Some of the songs included on the playlist: Halo by Beyonce, Fallin by Alicia Keys and Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper.

A few minutes after Michelle Obama tweeted her Spotify list, Barack Hussein Obama tweeted to her.

Twitter responded

07:00

I Need Your Help to Report on the Hungarian Election Matt Forney

On April 8, 2018, Hungarians will go to the polls to elect a new parliament and prime minister. Incumbent Prime Minister Viktor Orbn and his Fidesz party are seeking to win a fourth term in order to continue their struggle against George Soros, globalism, and the European Union.

Im raising money so I can report on the election, using my years of experience as a journalist and my knowledge and connections in Hungary to bring you the real story. The international fake news media has long targeted Hungary as a racist, xenophobic, and authoritarian country because of its resistance to multiculturalism and leftism, and I want to counteract them by getting the truth out there.

Because I can no longer use websites like Patreon and PayPal to raise funds, I have created a new FreeStartr crowdfunding campaign to support my work. To help promote the fundraiser, I will be writing a series of articles over the next month explaining whats going on in Hungary and why its so important; you can see my first two articles here and here.

Hungarys Struggle Against the Globalists

Viktor Orbn is well-known and respected for his defense of nationalism and Christianity in the face of the leftist, anti-white E.U. When the European migrant crisis began in 2015, Hungary built a wall on its southern border to keep hordes of Muslim rapists from illegally entering their country. Theyve also resisted Angela Merkels demand that they take in Muslim migrants via the E.U.s refugee quotas. Because of Orbns actions, Hungary has been spared the crime, squalor, and demographic decline that have been afflicting Germany, France, and other Western European countries.

Orbn has also struck back against the globalist agenda in other ways. In 2012, his Fidesz party installed a new constitution that banned gay marriage and keeps the country from joining the eurozone, among other things. Last year, Orbn also moved to shut down Central European University, a propaganda mill funded by George Soros that pushes subversive, leftist ideas. The Hungarian government has also legislated against what it calls the Soros Plan, the globalist plot to...

07:00

Democrats Announce Plan to Protect US Elections: Does Not include Voter ID, Includes Move to Soros-Linked Voting Machines The Gateway Pundit

House Democrats produced their report and plan on how to protect future US elections.

They proudly posted their plan on the Government website.

They did not mention if the Pakistani Awan brothers and wives helped them with their report.

The Democrats based their analysis on the flawed premise that the Russians helped President Trump win the election.
Russian influence on social media was minimal.
The Russians did influence Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and deep state hacks with their Russian dossier that is now linked to Putin insiders.

Curiously the Democrat plan does not include any mention of voter IDs.

Mexico and India have voter ID laws but Democrats understand theyll lose too many votes with voter ID laws.

The Democrat voter plan also insists states must move away from paper ballots.

They pretend to be upset with Russian interference but want to make the system more computerized?

Soros-linked Smartmatic machines are now used in 16 states.
Democrats want to make it 50!

wikileaks

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06:47

On the Black Panther Movie and the Limits of Our Imagination Black Agenda Report

On the Black Panther Movie and the Limits of Our Imagination

Authors
bruce Thu, 02/15/2018 - 01:17

"...comics and sci fi brought to us by capitalist corporate media fail to imagine what a better world, or even the struggle to get there might look like"

The new Marvel Black Panther movie premieres this Friday. Ill get around to seeing it maybe this weekend or soon after. I read a lot of comic books when I was very young, Fantastic Four and the first Spiderman among them. The Black Panther character came along after I discarded comics as something for kids, in favor of paperback science fiction and fantasy. By my junior year of high school I gave up science fiction too. A lot of it was frankly racist, and even when it wasnt the authors would depict humanity hundreds or thousands of years in the future, spread across the stars and galaxies but still ruled by kings and queens and princes. I knew just enough about the world to know that was looking backward, not forward. Why couldnt the authors of science fiction see this? Most places on earth had already thrown off rule by royalty and hereditary elites, and even when they didnt mean it they were obligated to pretend they practiced or believed in something more democratic.

The Black Panther movies main characters are black and beautiful and all, but the lead guys are still a king and a brutha who wants to be king. The king is one of the richest people in the world except for Spiderman I never heard of a comic book character worried about where next months rent would come from and he rules over a fictional African country called Wakanda, a place loaded with technology so advanced its able to conceal its wealth and achievement from the rest of the planet.

Im a senior citizen now, and its a little sad that apart from making the sheroes and heroes black and beautiful, which is sort of necessary b...

06:33

FAIL=> Elizabeth Warren Responds to Trumps Pocahontas Jab and it Immediately Backfires The Gateway Pundit

Fake Indian Elizabeth Warren came under heavy fire from conservative media after she skipped the Tribal Nations Policy Summit this week in Washington DC.

The Massachusetts liberal lied about her heritage in order to land a job at Harvard.

Warren decided to make a surprise appearance to the Native American Summit Wednesday and once again lied about being of Native American descent.

Elizabeth Warren also thought it was a good idea to respond to Trumps Pocahontas jab and it immediately backfired.

Fauxcahontas went into a diatribe Wednesday about Pocahontas as she lied straight to everyones faces about her Native American heritage. She also claimed she never used her Native American heritage to advance her careeranother lie.

You wont find my family members on any rolls, and Im not enrolled in a tribe. And I want to make something clear. I respect that distinction. I understand that tribal membership is determined by tribes and only by tribes. I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead. I never used it to advance my career.

Warren said her mothers family was part Native American.

And my daddys parents were bitterly opposed to their relationship so, in 1932, when Mother was 19 and Daddy had just turned 20, they eloped.

She added: The story they lived will always be a part of me. And no one not even the president of the United States  will ever take that part of me away.

Elizabeth Warren is a delusional woman and should resign in disgrace.

VIDEO:

Warren then took the fight to her Twitter account and it was a major fail.

Elizabeth Warren tweeted Wednesday, Ive noticed that when my name comes up, @realDonaldTrump likes to talk about Pocahontas. So I figured, lets talk about Pocahontas. Not the tale thats been twisted for centuries but the real Pocahontas, and her story of heroism. And bravery. And pain.

06:30

New York Jail Inspectors Smuggle Contraband Into Jails, Find Culture Of Corruption Alive And Well Shadowproof

An undercover investigator posing as a correction officer smuggled drugs, alcohol, and a razor blade into jails in Manhattan and Brooklyn with incredible ease and found the Department of Corrections failed to implement reforms it supported publicly for nearly five years.

A report published by the Department of Investigations [PDF], New York Citys inspector general, recounts how an investigator bypassed security screenings at staff entrances to the Manhattan Detention Complex and the Brooklyn Detention Complex with minimal effort in September 2017. He carried two scalpel blades, 26.8 grams of marijuana, and five strips of the prescription opiate substitute Suboxone in his pockets.

This is the second time in the last three years inspectors have effortlessly carried contraband past officers into city jails.

The undercover investigator was not manually searched by corrections officers when he set off the magnetometer, nor was he asked to walk through the machine again.

One officer asked if he had contraband but accepted the investigators answer without conducting a physical search. Officers let the person being searched dictate how they would be searched and were observed letting their colleagues place food containers on top of X-ray machines instead of through them.

The inspector general recommended drug-sniffing dogs, moving staff lockers to outside the front gate, eliminating unnecessary pockets from uniforms, and hiring a dedicated independent team to handle security at staff entrances.

Notably, officers explained they do not search their colleagues because they work alongside them in the housing units. They are asked to oversee the same corrections officers they must depend on to protect them.

This is what is known as the blue wall of silence, an understanding between officers not to hold their colleagues accountable for abuse and misconduct, and that there could be consequences for those who do speak up. It is precisely the culture that has animated the legendary corruption and brutality in New York Citys corrections department and what renders many reforms moot.

This report is a grave warning as the city moves to invest tens of billions of dollars in training, technology, and infrastructure for the demonstrably corrupt department as part of its effort to close Rikers Island and reform the jail system.

DOC Commissioner Cynthia Brann reacted to the report with optimism, saying investigators didnt find fault with our policy but urged us to better apply our procedures which we are committed to doing, and we have already begun implementing significant refor...

06:12

David Swanson VS Pete Kilner: Is War Ever Justifiable? Dandelion Salad

by David Swanson Writer, Dandelion Salad World Beyond War February 14, 2018 On February 12, 2018, I debated Pete Kilner on the topic of Is War Ever Justifiable? (Location: Radford University; Moderator Glen Martin; videographer Zachary Lyman). Here is the video: The two speakers bios: Pete Kilner is a writer and military ethicist who served []

06:09

THE POLLING FOR REPUBLICANS IS BETTER, BUT IT'S STILL BAD No More Mister Nice Blog

There are a couple of new polls out today. One seems like good news for the GOP:

Republicans have erased the Democratic advantage on the generic congressional ballot in a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll that, for the first time since April, also shows President Donald Trumps approval rating equaling the percentage of voters who disapprove of his job performance.

Fully 39 percent of registered voters say they would support the GOP candidate for Congress in their district, while 38 percent would back the Democratic candidate. Nearly a quarter of voters, 23 percent, are undecided....

In the new poll, 47 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while the same percentage disapprove.
Politico concedes that this survey is friendlier to the GOP than other recent polls (as its polls tend to be). Meanwhile, Public Policy Polling releases a new survey that's not so good for Republicans, though it's somewhat better than earlier PPP surveys:
Democrats have a solid 49-41 lead on the generic Congressional ballot, although thats down a shade from December when it was 51-40....

Trump has the highest approval rating weve found for him in a long time this month, with 44% of voters approving of him to 50% who disapprove.
But don't Democrats need an overwhelmingly unpopular Trump to have a shot at victory in the 2018 midterms? Republicans do have a built-in advantage, because Democrats are clustered in big states and big cities, and House districts are gerrymandered. But enthusiasm matters. PPP notes that Democrats are "also benefiting from an enthusiasm advantage- 65% of Clinton voters say theyre very excited to vote in the election this fall, compared to 58% of Trump voters."

In the current Real Clear Politics average, Trump's job approval is still underwater by 11.7 points: 41.6% approve, 53.3% disapprove. (February polls from Quinnipiac, Reuters/Ipsos, Marist, and Gallup all show Trump with a disapproval gap in the double digits.)

By comparison, do you know what President Obama's gap was at this point 2010, nine months before his party lost 63 House seats and 6 Senate seats? On February 14, 2010, Obama's RCP numbers were positive -- 47.6% approval, 45.3% disapproval. And yet this was a month after Democrats lost a special Senate election in Massachusett...

05:56

Elizabeth Warren Doubles Down On Claim That She Has Native American Heritage Weasel Zippers

So shes willing to call her grandparents racists to double down on this nonsense? Via Boston Globe: Senator Elizabeth Warren made a surprise appearance at the National Congress of American Indians Wednesday morning, forcefully responding to President Trumps derisively calling her Pocahontas and addressing her claims of Native American heritage more directly and far []

05:30

CAUGHT IN CORRUPTION: Yahoo Needs To Fire Michael Isikoff Or Perish The Gateway Pundit

While Yahoo News struggles to remain a relevant source of political commentary, Wikileaks exposes top shill in Ukrainian/DNC collusion.

Guest Op-Ed By Jacob Engels

Over the past few weeks, the world has learned that the basis for the FISA warrant to surveil members of the Trump campaign was based on a political opposition research document, crafted by a dirty spy.

The infamous Steele Dossier was rife with lies and political posturing based of unverifiable and blatantly false statements and allowed the jackboot thugs in the Obama era intelligence community commit disgusting acts of sedition in an effort to tilt the election for Hillary Clinton. 

The Obama-Clinton partisans infecting the FBI and DOJ used evidence they knew was fabricated, as the legal basis for warrants to spy on the Republican candidate for president.

When it comes to abuse of power, this makes Watergate look like small potatoes.

To prop up their false narrative, the FBI fed the phony dossier to Yahoo reporter Mike Isikoff, and then used the article he wrote as further evidence before the court. Thus Isikoff exposed himself for what he is; not a journalist but a stooge for the Deep State.

This raises a very serious question about the integrity of Yahoo News investigative reporting division, which Isikoff leads. This rat faced bookworm journalist acts as if he is hunting down the truth using unbiased, impartial, and verifiable information. He insists he formed his thesis on Russian Collusion on solid intel, but nothing could be further from the truth.

Worse yet, Isikoff was simultaneously being worked by a Ukrainian with ties to George Soros Open Society Foundation, according to emails leaked by the freedom fighters at Wikileaks.

In the email, Ali Chalupa bragged about getting Isikoff to an event hosted by the Soros front organization that was billed as a gathering of Ukrainian journalists, and other Putin connected assets.

Ali Chalupa naturally was interested on behalf of the DNC to paint Mr. Manafor...

05:30

New York fashion show features a 10-year-old boy who promotes kinderdrag Fellowship of the Minds

First feminism, Satanism and the #MeToo movement inspired voodoo at a New York fashion show. Now a fashion house is using a very young and unapologetic gay child to promote kinderdrag. The kinderdrag model Desmond Napoles is from New York City. I Continue reading

05:09

Flashback 2006: Twenty-One North Korean Cheerleaders Imprisoned Weasel Zippers

Instead of fawning over the North Koreans, perhaps media should remember this story. Their crime? Talking about what they saw in South Korea. Via Taipei Times: Twenty-one members of North Korean cheering squads who traveled to South Korea for international sports events are being held in a prison camp for talking about what they saw []

05:06

URGENT KEEP CUMBRIAN COAL IN THE HOLE/ Sample Letter: Comment Deadlines Soon Mining Awareness +

Not far from Sellafield nuclear site. Old mines in the area were very prone to fire due to high levels of methane.

Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

An Urgent Request from Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

Please Send Objections into Cumbria County Council to Make Sure we STOP the First Deep Coal Mine in the UK for 30 years. Below is an objection from Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole.   Please feel free to amend, adapt or just generally use as a starting point for your own objection. It doesnt need to be long just a sentence or two would do to let Cumbria County Council know that you oppose the plan.  Every letter of objection is a step nearer to stopping the plan!

Send Emails to

Rachel.Brophy@cumbria.gov.uk   in the Subject put : Wood House Colliery 4/17/9007

If you have time please do also tell the Development Control Committee how you feel too! They will be making the decision on March 7th in Kendal  http://councilportal.cumbria.gov.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=124

Letters to be in before 19th February

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05:03

CRUMBS: GOP Takes Lead Over Tax-and-Spend Democrats Two Months after Trump Tax Cuts The Gateway Pundit

Its been two months since the Trump tax cuts were signed into law.

At least 346 companies have announce tax reform bunuses, raises and 401(k) hikes since the law passed affecting over 3.5 million Americans.

For the first time in years wages are rising and small business owners across the country say this is the best time in decades to expand.

Democrat leader Pelosi says these tax cut bonuses are crumbs.

Now this

Republicans now lead Democrats in generic congressional polling.
Two months ago Democrats were ahead by more than 10 points.

The Politico reported:

Republicans have erased the Democratic advantage on the generic congressional ballot in a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll that, for the first time since April, also shows President Donald Trumps approval rating equaling the percentage of voters who disapprove of his job performance.

Fully 39 percent of registered voters say they would support the GOP candidate for Congress in their district, while 38 percent would back the Democratic candidate. Nearly a quarter of voters, 23 percent, are undecided.

Voters are split almost evenly along party lines. Democratic voters break for their party, 85 percent to 5 percent, while Republicans similarly favor the GOP, 84 percent to 8 percent. Among independent voters, 26 percent would vote for the Democrat, 25 percent for the Republican and nearly half, 49 percent, are undecided.

The GOPs 1-point advantage comes after three months of tracking in which Democrats maintained a lead ranging between 2 and 10 points on the generic ballot.

The post CRUMBS: GOP Takes Lead Over Tax-and-Spend Democrats Two Months after Trump Tax Cuts appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

04:56

Trump Attorney Says He Paid Porn Actress Out of Own Pocket, Which Is Apparently Illegal Mining Awareness +

US Congressman Ted Lieu explains:
Legal standard for fed election law is not whether a person pays from personal funds. An in-kind contribution is any expenditure made by any person in cooperation, consultation or concert with, or at the request or suggestion of, a candidates campaign. Cohen is in big trouble. (@tedlieu, Feb 13, 2018)

Cohen says Trump campaign was not a party to the transaction. But thats not the law. If $130k hush money payment to Stormy Daniels was made in cooperation, consultation or concert with, or at the request or suggestion of, a candidates campaign, it violated fed election law. (@tedlieu, 7.59 am Feb 14, 2018) https://twitter.com/tedlieu

According to Renato Mariotti, candidate for Illinois Attorney General:
Rule of Professional Conduct 1.8(e) prohibits lawyers from provide financial assistance to a client in connection with pending or contemplated litigation. If Michael Cohen paid this money to Stormy Daniels to settle her claims against Trump, he violated the rule. (@renato_mariotti, Feb 13, 2018, https://twitter.com/renato_mariotti (Trump lawyer-mentor and mafia lawyer Roy Cohn was disbarred shortly before his death.)

Remembering Cohens Ukraine-Russia and possible mafia links:
Rehttps://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/us-senate-intel-committee-changes-trump-lawyer-cohen-to-open-hearing-cohen-ukraine-russia-ties-allegations/

Ukranian businessman with links to Donald Trump and Russia dies in unexplained circumstances Alex Oronov, who had family ties to Presidents lawyer, reportedly organised meeting aimed at helping give Russian President control of Crimea, by Rachel Roberts, Monday 6 March 2017 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/ukranian-businesman-russia-and-donald-trump-dies-michael-cohen-michael-flynn-donald-trump-vladimir-a7612866.html

By VOA: Trump Attorney Says He Paid Porn Actress Out of Own Pocket
February 14, 2018 11:20 AM, VOA News
U.S. President Donald Trumps personal lawyer says he paid $130,000 of his own money to a pornographic actress who once claimed to have had a sexual relationship with Trump about 12 years ago.

Attorney Michael Cohen said he paid adult film star Stephanie Clifford, who performs under the name Stormy Daniels, before the 2016 presidential election as part of a non-disclosure agreement.

In a private transaction in 2016, I used...

04:52

RUSH LIMBAUGH: Gen. Flynn Indictment Part of One of the Most GIGANTIC Political SCANDALS of our LIFETIME The Gateway Pundit

On his nationally-syndicated radio program Tuesday, Rush Limbaugh explained why he believes the indictment of former National Security Adviser Ret. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is a major component to understanding why special counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe is one of the most gigantic political scandals of our lifetime.

On Monday, Byron York of the Washington Examiner reported former FBI Director James Comey told congressional investigators he did not believe Flynn lied during an unannounced interview with agent Peter Strzok on January 24th, 2017.

Partial transcript via rushlimbaugh.com.

RUSH: After hearing from Comey, these members of Congress came away with the impression that Flynn would not be charged with a crime pertaining to the January 24 interview with the FBI. Nine months later, with Comey gone and special counsel Robert Mueller in charge of the Trump-Russia investigation, Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements to the FBI in that January 24 questioning. What happened? []

As I pointed out, even the Washington Post reported more than a year ago that the FBI had reviewed the transcripts of those phone calls and found Flynn did nothing illegal. So what happened here? Why did he end up pleading guilty to one count? Why has the sentencing been delayed until May? According to Byron York, indeed it appears the FBI did not think Flynn had done anything wrong in the calls. []

I think Folks, we are living in the midst of one of the most gigantic political scandals of our lifetime.

According to veteran political operative and Infowars correspondent, Roger Stone, lawyers for Flynn are preparing legal action to have all charges against him dropped.

Credit: The Alex Jones Channel

STONE: Lawyers for General Mike Flynn will shortly file a motion to dismiss all the charges filed against him, based on reports now confirmed by The Hill, Circa News and Infowars, that Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe told a teleconference of law enforcement officials, first we f*ck Flynn, then we f*ck Trump.

Last month, sp...

04:44

Parents Of Republican Senate Candidate Max Out Donations To His Potential Democratic Challenger Weasel Zippers

His parents need a little reality check. Via Daily Wire: In December, five months after U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson joined the Republican primary field in Wisconsin, his parents donated $2,700 each (the max amount allowed by the FEC) to possible Democratic opponent, incumbent Tammy Baldwin. Ouch. Whether Nicholson was aware of his parents donations []

04:38

Trump Administration Upends the Lives of Asylum-Seekers in So-Called Anti-Fraud Crackdown The Intercept

Togolese refugees queue to board a bus provided by Lagos State Environmental protection Agency in Lagos, on August 14, 2015.

04:24

More Cops Means Less Crime, Analysis Shows Weasel Zippers

Gee, who would have thought? Thats why BLMs desire to get rid of all police would adversely affect the people they claim to care about the most, showing they dont really care about them. Via Free Beacon: An increase in the number of policemen, driven by an Obama-era boost in federal funding, led to drops []

04:04

This Leftist Sent The Single Stupidest Tweet In Human History About Black Panther Weasel Zippers

So dumb. Via Daily Wire: On Monday, senior editor and planetary evangelist for The Planetary Society Emily Lakdawalla got herself into a Twitter mess over her suggestion that she skip the opening weekend of Black Panther. She tweeted: Obviously, the only solution is for Lakdawalla never to leave her home again. You never know when []

04:00

Heitkamp: "We Have Enough Votes Right Now To Pass It," And By "We" She Means The Corrupt Senators Owned By Wall Street DownWithTyranny!




Looks like I stumbled onto something Saturday-- my use of the term "Bailout Caucus," pissed off some senators. Turns out the polite way of talking about the topic is to refer to the "Bank Lobbyist Act." My bad. The good guys gnash their teeth when rebellious types refer to corrupt right of center Democrats-- many in danger of losing their seats because they are corrupt and right of center-- as the BailoutCaucus: Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Jon Tester (MT), Chris Coons (DE), Tom Carper (DE), Joe Donnelly (IN), Claire McCaskill (MO), Gary Peters (MI), Mark Warner (VA), Tim Kaine (VA), Joe Manchin (WV) and Michael Bennet (CO) + independent Angus King (ME).

We'll leave that aside for a moment and go over what NPR reported, a report you can listen to at the top of the page about how the Trump Regime and their Republican allies in Congress are in the process of destroying the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Trump's interim head of the bureau, corrupt anti-regulation fanatic Mick Mulvaney has been trying to make "radical changes to deter the agency from aggressively pursuing its mission."
The CFPB on Monday unveiled a new strategic plan to that end. In a message accompanying the plan for the years 2018 through 2022, Mulvaney wrote, "we have committed to fulfill the Bureau's statutory responsibilities, but go no further." The plan says the bureau should be "acting with humility and moderation."

This new direction is consistent with Mulvaney's other memos and statements and formalizes his plans for defanging the watchdog bureau and reshaping its mission, according to insiders and experts that NPR has talked to.

The CFPB is conside...

03:40

MSNBC Host: South Koreans Found American Medias Infatuation With Kim Jong Uns Sister Mind-Boggling Weasel Zippers

One of the few media people who was getting it right: Willie Geist. Via Free Beacon: Morning Joe co-host Willie Geist ripped American media outlets that wrote glowingly about Kim Jong Uns sister during her visit to South Korea for the Winter Olympics, saying South Koreans told him they found the press fascination with her []

03:28

Hack Lisa Bloom Who Defended Harvey Weinstein Drags Out Actress to Smear Scott Baio Scott Baio Responds (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Another shocking lie by the spawn of Gloria Allred.
Her mother obviously passed on the gene for no morals.

Far left California attorney Gloria Allred is famous for promoting unconfirmed sex abuse accusations against prominent Republican politicians days before elections.

Her daughter Lisa Bloom is also famous for representing far left sexual predators like Harvey Weinstein and gross and shocking comedians like Kathy Griffin.

Lisa Bloom was willing to pay up to $750,000 to a woman to accuse Donald Trump of sexual abuse.

Now this
Lisa Bloom is now representing former actress Nicole Eggert in another suspect case. Nicole Eggert accused conservative actor Scott Baio of sexual abuse for a tryst they had years ago when she was acting.

Eggert claims she was sexually harassed by Scott Baio years ago.

Scott Baio posted this damning video in response.
Eggert joked about their relationship in a radio interview!
Now shes with Lisa Bloom and says she was abused.

Scott Baio also posted video to respond to Eggert.

Scott Baios attorney will hold a press conference today at 2 PM.

03:20

Shaun White Wins His Third Gold Medal, Accidentally Drags Flag Weasel Zippers

Im generally pretty tough on folks who drag the flag, but he was out of his mind with joy and didnt even realize it. He came back from a bad injury and at 31, beats a field that was all younger and plenty tough, with an amazing performance. And he apologized. Via Daily Wire: On []

03:03

Fake Indian Elizabeth Warren Skips Tribal Nations Policy Summit in Washington DC The Gateway Pundit

Fake Indian Elizabeth Warren skipped the Tribal Nations Policy Summit this week in Washington DC.

The Massachusetts liberal lied about her heritage in order to land a job at Harvard.

The Daily Caller reported:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has claimed to be Native American, is conspicuously absent from a Tribal Nations Policy Summit this week.

The National Congress of American Indians Tribal Nations Policy Summit is taking place in Washington, DC, this week, and it features a whole host of politicians and high-profile speakers, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

However, Warren the only U.S. Senator who has claimed a Native American heritage is missing from the guest list.

Cherokee genealogists have traced Warrens family history and were unable to find any ancestors that identified as anything other than white, but that hasnt stopped Warren from doubling down on her claims, pointing to her familys high cheekbones and plagiarized Pow Wow Chow recipes.

Elizabeth Warren lied to jump over qualified minority candidates and land a position at Harvard University.
Elizabeth Warren was listed as Harvard Laws first woman of color in 1997 law review piece on diversity and affirmative action!

Elizabeth Warren pushed back hard on que...

03:00

Trump Jr. Skewers Olympic medalist Adam Rippon For Hypocritical Comments, Attacks Against Mike Pence Weasel Zippers

Rippon has been making nasty comments about Pence for weeks, now says he doesnt what his Olympic experience to be about Pence. But he made it about Pence. Pence had not said anything against Rippon. In fact, while Trump, Jr. is right to call out the hypocrisy, hes wrong that Pence said nothing at all []

02:40

North Korean Defector: South Koreans Hate Kim Yo Jong Weasel Zippers

But you wouldnt know that from the MSM in the U.S., who also failed to cover the protests outside and inside the games against Kim Yo Jong. Via Newsmax: The North Korean defector made famous during President Donald Trumps State of the Union speech last month blasted the attempts at diplomacy by the North Korean []

02:30

Street artist Sabo strikes again: Targets late-night libtard host Jimmy Kimmel Fellowship of the Minds

From Hollywood Reporter: Jimmy Kimmel found himself the butt of a joke Tuesday morning at the location where, a few weeks earlier, hed reportedly crashed his BMW while trying to make an illegal left turn. TMZ reported that Kimmel was Continue reading

02:20

Suspect In Custody After Shooting Outside NSA Campus Weasel Zippers

Check out more pics here, you may have to scroll down. Via NY Post: At least one person was injured Wednesday in a shooting near the campus of the National Security Agency at Fort Meade in Maryland after an SUV ran into a barrier and a suspect was in custody, according to reports. NSA []

02:09

Was crash of Russian flight 6W703 another Arkancide? Fellowship of the Minds

On 11 February 2018, a Russian commercial plane, Saratov Airlines flight 6W703, crashed shortly after take off from Moscows Domodedovo airport, killing all 71 people (65 passengers, 6 crew) on board. Witnesses said the plane, an Antonov An-148 aircraft, was Continue reading

02:00

Keith Ellison Attended Multiple Meetings With Farrakhan While In Congress Weasel Zippers

And hes not the only member of the Congressional Black Caucus who has done so. Yet, media doesnt seem to give a rap. Via Daily Caller: Rep. Keith Ellison attended meetings with Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan is a noted anti-Semite. Despite protests, Ellison has maintained a relationship with Farrakhan. Democratic Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy []

02:00

Exclusive: California School Bans Racially Insensitive National Anthem at Assemblies Parent Speaks Out on the Latest Insanity The Gateway Pundit

This week the San Ramon High School in California announced it would no longer play the National Anthem at school rallies.

Student body president Ariyana Kermanizadeh said the anthem finds joy in killing African-Americans.

Student leaders at the high school decided the US national anthem was racially insensitive. And, of course, the teachers all agreed with the decision and made it a new policy to ban the national anthem.

This is the modern day left.

A parent at the high school wrote The Gateway Pundit hoping to see more light shed on this social justice insanity.

Im hoping to draw further attention to a significant problem at California High School in San Ramon, California. Todd Starnes at Fox News has already addressed this in part but I would like to see more light shed on this in an effort to bring additional pressure on the anti-American liberals who run the school and district.

I am the father of a student at the school, and when my eldest son came home and told me about this I was outraged. Effectively a handful of disgruntled snowflakes did not like a reference to the hireling and slave in the third verse of the Star-Spangled Banner. As a result, the national anthem will no longer be played at student gatherings. The school administration put out a piece this afternoon claiming that they were attempting to be inclusive and mindful of issues which may make some students uncomfortable. Of course, they dont take the feelings of the mainstream into account with their radicalized agenda on issues involving gender or other hot topics. It seems that only the left is given the bene...

01:40

DNC Refused To Comply With Dossier-Related Subpoena, So BuzzFeed Sued Weasel Zippers

You would think that the DNC would want to help BuzzFeed to prove the Russians hacked them, right? So lets ask, why dont they want to turn over the evidence? Why didnt they want the FBI to look at their server? Why does the story between the feds and Debbie Wasserman Schultz not match about []

01:23

Adam Schiff on Democratic Memo: Were Not Going to Make Revisions to it They Know Its Crap! The Gateway Pundit

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) spoke with reporters on Tuesday about the controversial Democratic memo on the Russiagate scandal.

Schiff told reporters Democrats would not make any revisions to their junk memo.

President Trump refused to release the memo after Democrats knowingly included sources and methods and knew the document could not be released in its present form.

President Trump tweeted this out on Saturday:

The memo is so important to Democrats that no one met over the weekend to clean up the memo and only 25% of the Democratic caucus even took the time to review the document.

Schiff told CNN on Tuesday that Democrats would not revise the memo.

Were not going to make any revisions to it. The only question is what redactions will be made, and obviously wed like to keep those to a minimum.

The post Adam Schiff on Democratic Memo: Were Not Going to Make Revisions to it They Know Its Crap! appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

01:18

CUNY To Host Hack Day For CIS And Trans Women Weasel Zippers

Hack is a poor choice of a word for the pre-ops. Via Campus Reform: The City University of New York (CUNY) will play host to an all-day feminist hack event geared towards cis and trans women this April. The inaugural FemSTEM Hack Day aims to feature roughly two dozen hands-on workshops related to STEM and []

01:00

Letters from a Heartbroken Pervert: Trick Matt Forney

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

Our venture into ass-to-mouth started as a trick, you know. What had happened was that I had fucked you in the ass the night before, not showered, gone to bed, woken up, not showered, gone to work, not showered, came home, not showered, and had you blow me. I didnt say anything beforehand, and you didnt say or imply that anything was out of the ordinary while you sucked me off. It felt fucking amazing. I couldnt believe Id finally reached that point. I remember holding your throat and the back of your head as I thrust deeper into your mouth when I came. I was worried that at the last second, youd realize something was amiss, pull away, and ruin everything.

I told you later that night during round two. I was fingering you and choking you out and I decided to tell you what had happened; or rather, what I had managed. You liked it, and I could tell. I think you werent sure if that was really what had happened or if I was just kinking up our dirty talk. I left it at that for about a month.

Then one day after an embattled weekend, you nonchalantly plucked my cock out of your ass, saying it was just too much, and plopped it in your mouth. I said, If youre doing this in an attempt to try and keep us together its working. God, that was fucking hot. In a way, how casually you did it was hotter than the act itself. Whats weird is that I cant remember how we got from there to where we ended up.

Do you? When and how did we fall into the norm of me fingering your ass while you jerked off, and having me periodically pull out, demand that you ask to be fed your own shit, and then having you suck the finger before putting it back up your asshole? I really wish I could recall the moment I decided to take it there, and what frame of mind I was in. I think the first step had been my longstanding practice of me stuffing your panties in your mouth. Then I started rubbing those panties into your crotch so theyd soak up more of your wetness before feeding them to you. At some point, did the dirty talk evolve into me asking you if you could taste your own shit on those panties as well? I feel like that must have been it, and when you dutifully nodded your head, I must have instinctively said, and you like it, dont you, and you, submissive as ever, must have nodded again.

My dick literally hurts right now from how hard I get writing this. Every night, for months, I got to open up your cute little asshole with a finger and thrust over and over. Then I got to pull it out, hear you say, Please feed me my shit, Daddy, pleeeaaassse, and put it in your mouth. I would always look at you with such intensity as I felt your mouth suck deeply on my finger. Your cheeks would hollow inward, Id feel your tongue run against my nail bed, and I could hear you touching yourself with such vigor. Then Id pull out, youd say, Thank you, Daddy, and as I s...

00:56

North Koreans Are Reportedly Fascinated By Tale Of Soldiers Daring DMZ Defection Weasel Zippers

A glimmer of hope. Via Daily Caller: Word of a North Korean soldiers mad dash to freedom last November has finally made it to the North Korean people. While news of North Koreas participation in the Winter Olympics is dominating international headlines, North Koreans are apparently far more interested in reports of a young soldiers []

00:47

A TRUMPER EXTENDS THE LIFE OF A FADING SCANDAL -- WHY? No More Mister Nice Blog

Many observers have noted that the Trump team's handling of the Rob Porter scandal is terrible -- a more competent administration would have been out in front of the story and would have contained it quickly, not allowing it to stay in the headlines for a week. Now a Trump lawyer has taken another scandal, one that was slipping down the memory hole, and has brought it back to the front pages. Why?

Michael D. Cohen, President Trumps longtime personal lawyer, said on Tuesday that he had paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a pornographic-film actress who had once claimed to have had an affair with Mr. Trump.

In the most detailed explanation of the 2016 payment made to the actress, Stephanie Clifford, Mr. Cohen, who worked as a counsel to the Trump Organization for more than a decade, said he was not reimbursed for the payment.

Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly, Mr. Cohen said in a statement to The New York Times. The payment to Ms. Clifford was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone.
Do we really believe Cohen would do that out of the goodness of his own heart? And if Cohen says he wasn't reimbursed by the Trump Organization or Trump campaign, does that rule out reimbursment by Trump himself?



Also, as Orin Kerr points out, Cohen didn't exactly say that he personally paid all the money, despite how news reports are characterizing his statement:
Yesterday Cohen made this statement admitting the bulk of the story. "In a private transaction in 2016," Cohen said, "I used my own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000 to [Daniels]. Neither the Trump Organization nor the...

00:46

BACKFIRE: Gay Olympian Who Insulted Mike Pence Now Regrets His Dumb Decision The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Mike LaChance at American Lookout:

Last week, gay Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon insulted Vice President Mike Pence which made him a darling of the left. Now he is realizing that decision is eclipsing himself and his skating and hes trying to reverse course.

The Hill reports:

Rippon: I dont want my Olympic experience being about Mike Pence

U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon said he doesnt want his experience at the Winter Olympics to be dominated by Vice President Pence.

During a press conference Tuesday, Rippon the first openly gay athlete selected to a U.S. Winter Olympic team said he doesnt want the attention on his comments on Pence to distract from his teammates.

I dont want my Olympic experience being about Mike Pence, he said, according to CNN.

Rippon added that he stands by the comments he has made about the vice president, whom he has criticized for his views on LGBTQ rights.

I have no problem about what Ive said because I stand by it, but I think right now the Olympics are about Olympic competition, Rippon said.

This guy made his own bed and now hes lying in it.

The post BACKFIRE: Gay Olympian Who Insulted Mike Pence Now Regrets His Dumb Decision appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

00:45

Merikins and Southern Rice bensozia

New World rice has long been a puzzle. Somehow eighteenth-century planters in the Carolina and Georgia Low Country raised huge crops of it, employing sophisticated systems of canals and dykes to control water flow. It became a staple of Low Country cooking, which most Americans know in the New Orleans version. But who knew how to raise it? Where did the seeds come from? Africans and Africa are the obvious answers, since many American slaves came from rice-growing regions. But this only changes the question to one of plantation sociology; who had the idea to grow wet-paddy rice in Carolina, and how did he convince someone with the necessary resources to make the investment? How was seed brought over? Who was in charge of the early operations? It certainly casts an interesting side light on low country plantation life. The variety of rice grown in the colonial south has lately made a comeback as Gold Rice, now often served by restaurants specializing in Southern food.

It seems that dry-land varieties of rice were also grown in the American, although information on this is very patchy. The one fact everyone agrees on is that Thomas Jefferson obtained a barrel of seed for African upland rice in 1790, grew some himself and sent packages to his horticultural friends; there are histories that make this the origin of all the upland rice raised in the South, although it just be the only barrel of seed we happen to have a record of. Anyway that variety of rice was lost some time in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century, driven out of African American gardens by cheap commercial rice and changing tastes.

Now, though, botanists think they have found the North American strain of upland rice in an interesting place, growing on hillsides in Trinidad. As to how it got there:
But how did the rice travel to that field in Trinidad? Dr. Shields has a theory.

It begins during the War of 1812, when British soldiers promised land and freedom to a small group of West African slaves along the Eastern Seaboard if they would take up arms against their masters. They did, and each was given 16 acres of undeveloped land in southern Trinidad. They came to be called the Merikins, a Creole rendering of the word American.

One group was...

00:35

Democrats Are Arguing For Constitutional Right To A Tax Deduction Weasel Zippers

The Democrats have to find the constitution. Via The Daily Signal: On Feb. 1, Marylands attorney general signaled his state will join with the coalition of New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, whose Democratic governors have announced their intent to sue the federal government over a provision in the Republican tax bill, which they claim []

00:17

Consolation Post Moon of Alabama

[Some private issues are currently impeding my time for this site. Please bear with me.] - It was long obvious that the U.S. was moving further to the right, but I still did not expect this. A rather main stream...

00:00

If You're Spending 5 Minutes Laughing At The Trumpanzee Budget, That's 5 Minutes You're Not Spending On His Collusion With Putin DownWithTyranny!




I was surprised on Monday when Trump's Director of the Office of Management and Budget said that the budget the Trumpanzee Regime presented to Congress is not serious. Putin put a post-literate monstrosity in the White House. Jonathan Bernstein pointed out that Trump didn't read-- let alone write-- the budget; Mulvaney and his staff did. "It includes proposals that Trump has little interest in supporting or fighting for." It's more like a Freedom Caucus budget than anything Trump's going to back. Normally White House budgets are regarded as a statement of the president's preferences and priorities.
Congressional leaders and appropriators won't treat this budget that way. They've learned that Trump is indifferent to most policy questions, inconsistent on others, and easily rolled on almost anything. They know he doesn't even bother reading his presidential daily brief-- so there's no reason to think "his" budget is anything different. It doesn't help that Trump, unlike normal presidents, didn't coordinate initiatives detailed in the budget with his State of the Union speech. The effect is to further distance the president from the budget.
But even Mulvaney, a Freedom Caucus extremist, admits that if he were still in Congress he wouldn't vote for the budget he created. It would increase military spending, build the Great Wall of Trumpanzee and slash spending for America's working families. Had Trump run on the budget Hillary wouldn't have beaten him by three million votes; she would have been him by 10 million votes.

Infact, Scott Paul, the president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing pointed out that the Trumpanzee infrastructure plan ignores the Trumpanzee Buy America jobs promise he made over and over again during the campaign, when he was vowing to invest in American jobs. Buy America preference-- which ensure domestic manufacturers and workers get the first shot at government procurement contracts-have covered federal highway and transit spending since the 1980s. But growing loopholes all...

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23:30

While the Media Panicked About Campus Leftists, the Far Right Surged The Intercept

If a reader were to judge from popular media accounts, the biggest threat to university life and public discourse would be obvious: the left-wing students on campus fighting various forms of bigotry and other injustices. From liberal broadsheets to Breitbart.com, commentators have taken up a strawman debate largely shaped by the far right about campus free speech. Tactics like no-platforming and physically confronting neo-Nazis have come under the liberal microscope; the ethics questioned, the proponents decried as the real fascistic force on campus.

As Adam Johnson, a contributing analyst for Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, told me, a November study he conducted found that the New York Times has dedicated 21 columns and articles to the subject of conservatives free speech on campus, while only three covered the silencing of college liberals or leftists.

But recently released reports from a pair of prominent nonprofit organizations tell a different story, focusing on the danger we should be addressing: the increased targeting of student spaces by neo-Nazis and white supremacists, and the violence these ideologies entail.

More than 100 people have been killed or injured since 2014 by perpetrators believed to be influenced by the racism and misogyny that defines the so-called alt-right.

The Anti-Defamation League reported that incidents of white supremacist propaganda on U.S. campuses more than tripled in 2017. Groups doubling down on campus propagandizing include explicit neo-Nazis like the Florida-based Atomwaffen Division, as well as associations like Identity Evropa, known for couching its unabashed racist message in thinly veiled panegyrics to protecting Western culture and posters bearing Michelangelos David.

The alt-right is a movement of mostly young white males, Carla Hill, senior researcher for the Anti-Defamation Leagues Center on Extremism, told me. They realize that for any movement to truly grow, they must reach young minds, and this segment of the white supremacist movement has been focused on doing that.

The potential gravity of this surge was then underlined by a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center, titled simply, The Alt-Right Is Killing People. More than 100 people have been killed or injured since 2014 by perpetrators believed to be influenced by the racism and misogyny that defines the so-called alt-right, the center found. More than 60 people were killed or injured in alt-right violence last year alone.

The reports draw no...

23:30

Liberal/Marxist logic: King County Executive says fairness comes down to your ability to pay Fellowship of the Minds

Im so glad I moved out of Washington state. From MyNorthwest.com: King County Executive Dow Constantine says Washington taxes are unfair and he wants to fix them. Now, what is fair depends on where you stand, obviously, but I would Continue reading

14:00

The President Saved My Life Trumps Generous Donation Helps One Man Beat Cancer Weasel Zippers

Via Townhall: Last year, Townhall reported on President Donald J. Trumps generous donation to a campaign volunteers father, Don Bouvet, for bladder cancer treatment. Today, Bouvet says the gift of $10,000 from the president saved his life and that he is now cancer free. Don Bouvets son, Shane, was a volunteer on President Trumps presidential []

13:40

Grossly Impaired Illegal Alien Blamed For Crashing Into Ambulance, Killing 3-Year-Old Boy Weasel Zippers

A Dreamer creating another nightmare. Via Fox News: An unlicensed illegal immigrant was grossly impaired when he crashed into an ambulance and killed a 3-year-old boy, court papers say. The boy, from Wise, Va., died Monday, a day after the crash. He was with his mother in the ambulance when it was struck and rolled []

12:43

While The Media Gushes Over North Korea At The Olympics, An American Deprived Of His Father Speaks Out Weasel Zippers

Give us back the Americans theyre holding. Via Daily Caller: While the media focuses on North Koreas Olympic charm offensive, one American is begging people to remember his father, a prisoner of the North Korean regime. Western media is fascinated by North Korea, everything from the sphinxlike smile and low-key beauty of Kim Jong Uns []

12:05

Liberals Blew A Gasket When Sessions Said Law Enforcement Was Part Of Anglo American Heritage Weasel Zippers

Via Townhall: Attorney General Jeff Sessions drew the ire of progressives (again) when he addressed the National Sheriffs Association winter meeting on Monday, saying The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo American heritage of law enforcement. We must never erode this historic office. Can you guess what phrase triggered them? Yeah, []

11:40

Trump Will Donate His First Quarter Salary To Rebuilding Americas Infrastructure Weasel Zippers

Each quarter he donates his salary to a pet cause, generally what hes working on at the time. Via Daily Caller: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Tuesday that President Trump will donate his 2018 first quarter salary to the Department of Transportation to rebuild American infrastructure. To cure decades of neglect, we []

Tuesday, 13 February

19:30

Protest Song Of Week: Fight For You By Raye Zaragoza Shadowproof

Raye Zaragoza is a Native American (Oodham), Mexican, Taiwanese, and Japanese singer-songwriter. She garnered praise as well as awards for her protest song against the Dakota Access Pipeline, In The River.

Last year, Zaragoza released an album, Fight For You, that contains multiple songs of protest. They draw inspiration from the movement at Standing Rock but also speak to the current political moment under President Donald Trump.

Fight For You is an antidote to pervasive cynicism. It is a solidarity anthem as well as a call to action from a powerful voice with multinational heritage.

Zaragoza sings, Save the river, save the seas, save the mother and her family. How can you take what you want and say that we are free? If you put oil in the water, we wont sit quietly.

They were singing, Stand up, stand up for whats right. Dont walk, dont walk silently into the night. Take my hand, and well see this through. Fight for me. Ill fight for you.'

It has a poppy hook powered by strings and a bass drum that makes it even more uplifting, as Zaragoza recalls the power of protest while simultaneously offering her own opinions on what makes protest powerful.

Dont look down when we march downtown for some truth. Because you cant complain if you dont stand up too, she declares.

A music video for the song was released in June of last year. Zaragoza said it was inspired by the camaraderie of the indigenous activists of my community and her sisters, brothers, and everyone who shows up to fight for our rights as human beings.

Zaragoza highlighted Cheyenne L.E. Phoenix, a fancy shawl dancer. She described her dancing in the video as an expression of cultural resilience, and every time I see her dance at the front of a march I cry.

The current administration running the U.S. government seems committed to stealing even more land from indigenous Americans. They intend to extract more resources that will pollute areas in and around reservations and indigenous monuments. They could not care less what the consequences are because fossil fuel industry interests are the priority.

Zaragozas call to stand up and fight makes for a defiant and inspirational anthem to never back down in the struggle to protect not only indigenous people but also Planet Earth.

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