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Wednesday, 13 June


Kiribatis Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Teburoro Tito? [News - AllGov]

Teburoro Tito, who previously won three terms as president of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati (population 118,000), presented his credentials to President Donald Trump as his countrys ambassador to the United States on January 24, 2018. Since September 2017, Tito has also been serving as Kiribatis representative to the United Nations.


Tito was born August 25 in 1952 or 1953 (sources differ) in Tanaeang Village on Tabiteuea North Island in what was then the Gilbert Islands. He attended St. Josephs College in Abaiang, Kiribati and earned a B.S. from the University of the South Pacific in 1977, along with a graduate certificate in education in 1979.


Tito was an educator before becoming a politician, and he was known as an organizer of soccer tournaments. He was chair of the Kiribati Football Association from 1980 to 1994. Starting as a scholarship officer, he served as senior education officer from 1983 to 1987. As the secretary of the Christian Democratic Party, he was elected to the Kiribati parliament in March 1987 and first ran for president two months later. He lost a spirited race 10,700 to 8,100 to the incumbent, Ieremia Tabai. He served as opposition leader until 1990 and deputy leader until 1994. Tito was finally elected president in September 1994. In Kiribati, three or four presidential nominees are chosen by the parliament and voted on by the public.


In 1995, Tito adjusted the International Date Line so that the entire nation would be on one side of it, and as a bonus, would make Kiribati the first country to be able to celebrate the new year in 2000. In 1995, Tito proposed a plan to sell Kiribati special non-citizen passports to foreigners for $15,000 each, upping the price to $20,000 the following year in exchange for the right to develop remote Kanton Island (population 100).


Tito was reelected twice, in 1998 and 2002, for the maximum three allowable terms. However, he lost a vote of confidence in the parliament three months after his 2002 election and was turned out of office. Two controversies contributed to the loss. The first was the existence of a Chinese tracking station in Kiribati. The Chinese said the tracking station was designed to monitor their satellites, but some believe it was used to track U.S. missiles at the nearby Kwajalein Missile Range in the Marshall Islands. The second controversy was the lease of an ATR-72 turboprop airliner that cost the government $8 million in six months.


Tito continued to serve in parliament until he was named ambassador. Recently, Tito has endorsed a plan whereby members of a Russian monarchist party would buy three Kiribati islands as a site to revive the Romanov empire. Tito said it would be good for tourism.


In 1997, Tito described the threat to small island nations caused by climate change-related rising ti...


Donald Trump Made A Fat Joke At North Korean Summit, Kim Jong Uns Reaction Is Hilarious Weasel Zippers

Trump to photographers: Are you taking good pictures so we look 'nice and handsome and thin?' Kim Jong-un: NowThis (@nowthisnews) June 12, 2018 HT: Twitchy


Rashida Tlaib-- Not Another Garden Variety Democrat... A Leader DownWithTyranny!

A couple of days ago, Michael Keegan, president of People for the American Way, invited me to meet a candidate for the open John Conyers seat in Michigan,Rashida Tlaib. The West Detroit district that goes all the way through Dearborn Heights, Inkster and Romulus to the airport, is one of the bluest in America-- with a PVI of D+33. Obama won it with 85% both times he ran and even Hillary managed to get 79% of the vote. A predominantly African-American district with a growing Hispanic population, it is less than 20% white. The Republicans aren't bothering to run a candidate and the most important election is the August 7 primary. Conyers' son was disqualified and two people withdrew, which leaves half a dozen Democrats, including a Conyers nephew, as well Detroit City Council president Brenda Jones, Westland Mayor Bill Wild and Rashida. If she wins she'll be one of the most forceful and significant voices in Congress, that I can guarantee you-- another Ted Lieu or Pramila Jayapal.

What I took away from watching her in action, reading her record in the state legislature and two chats, I could see that she' guided by the belief that everyone, not just the wealthy and privileged, deserves access to opportunity and a better quality of life, She's dedicated her life to amplifying and addressing the concerns of working families and average folks in Detroit and Wayne County, across Michigan, and around the country. Rashida has run some of the most aggressive and visionary campaigns Detroit has ever seen and made history as the first Muslim woman ever elected to the Michigan Legislature-- the second Muslim woman to serve in any state legislature. If she wins this race she'll also be the first Muslim woman to reelected to Congress.



Alt-Right and Anti-Fascists Unite Against Lawsuit Designed to Prevent Another Charlottesville The Intercept

Protestors and white nationalists fight outside of Emancipation park at the Unite the Right Rally on August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va.


Kim Gets Taste Of CNNs Grandstanding Newsman At Historic Summit Weasel Zippers

Acosta never stops. Via Fox News: Kim Jong Un got a taste of President Trumps pain when CNN star Jim Acosta peppered the world leaders with grandstanding questions following their historic summit in Singapore early Tuesday. Mr. President, how is the meeting going so far, sir? the Trump-bashing newsman hollered as Trump and Kim exited []


Rep. Lee Zeldin to Trump-Bashers: Obama Didnt Even Get Iran to Sign his Nuclear Deal (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) blasted the Trump-bashers after the presidents historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Zeldin remind the FOX Business Network audience that Barack Obama did not even get the Iranian regime to sign the JCPOA nuclear agreement.

And Barack Obama gave the Iranian regime $50 billion and a pallet of cash.

Trump and Kim Jong Un signed their nuclear disarmament agreement.

And Kim promised reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The post Rep. Lee Zeldin to Trump-Bashers: Obama Didnt Even Get Iran to Sign his Nuclear Deal (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.


Weeping Dennis Rodman Praises Trump, Said Kim Wanted To Talk Five Years Ago, Obama Ignored Weasel Zippers

"Today is a great day," former NBA star Dennis Rodman says in an emotional interview in which he describes his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un CNN International (@cnni) June 12, 2018 Via Fox News: Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star and longtime friend of Kim Jong Un who has []


Initial Agreement: Commitment To Denuclearize, Return Remains Of Americans From War Weasel Zippers

Via Fox News: President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere []


TDS: Robert De Niro and his foul mouth bash President Trump during award ceremony for high school students Fellowship of the Minds

Robert De Niro gave a speech at The Jimmy & Rosemary Breslin American Writer Awards in NYC on June 7. About the award event: On June 7th, 2018, thirteen student writers were honored as the winners of the Jimmy and Continue reading


Trudeau Foundation annual report has boy lover pedophile symbol Fellowship of the Minds

The FBI publication of January 31, 2007, (U) Symbols and Logos Used by Pedophiles to Identify Sexual Preferences, states: Pedophilesare using various types of identification logos or symbols to recognize one another and distinguish their sexual preferences. These symbols have Continue reading


Poll: Trumps Approval Higher Than Obamas Was Weasel Zippers

And the summit is going to push it higher. Via Daily Wire: Despite the negative and often unhinged coverage of President Donald Trump and his administration from the mainstream media, Trump actually has a higher approval rating than his predecessor former President Barack Obama had at this point in his presidency. Talk about a mainstream []

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Tuesday, 12 June


Wow! Jim Acosta on Hot Mic: If Theyre Not Going to Let Me in the F*cking Meeting, Thats What Happens! (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Jim Acosta caught on a hot mic after blurting out questions at President Trump during Singapore Summit

If Theyre Not Going to Let Me in the F*cking Meeting, Thats What Happens!

President Trump made history on Tuesday. The US president somehow brought the tyrant of North Korea to the table to sign the most important nuclear agreement in the last 70 years for the Korean people.

Months of hard work and diplomacy reached a climax on Tuesday. The moment will go down in history. Then CNNs Jim Acosta, the darling of the disruptive left, started blurting out questions at the president whenever the two leaders came into view.

At one point Trump and Kim Jong Un paused on the balcony during their talks.
Jim Acosta started blurting out questions whenever the two leaders came stepped out of their meetings then Acosta was caught in a hot mic moment.

Jim Acosta: Mr President, how is the meeting going so far, sir? Any progress, Mr. President? Mr. President, hows it going so far, sir? What do you think?

President Trump (from balcony with Kim Jong Un): Very, very good.

Jim Acosta: Mr. Kim will you give up your nuclear weapons, sir?

Jim Acosta: (After President Trump and Kim Jong Un exit the balcony) Hey, if theyre not going to let me in the fucking meeting, then thats what happens.

Heres the exchange captured by RT TV:
(At 2:41:00 in video)
Via The Donald Reddit:

The post Wow! Jim Acosta on Hot Mic: If Theyre Not Going to Let Me in the F*cking Meeting, Thats What Happens! (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.


Dirty Cop Rosenstein Wont Allow Grassley to Interview Agent Pientka Who Knows DOJ Likely Altered Mike Flynns Testimony The Gateway Pundit

As TGP previously reported in February, according to Mike Cernovich, McCabe altered far left FBI investigator Peter Strzoks 302 notes on his interview with General Michael Flynn.

And then McCabe destroyed the evidence.

Now Senate investigators suspect McCabe altered his 302 notes on General Flynn and have referred the matter to Inspector General Horowitz.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is the one who pressured the FBI and DOJ to turn over the 302 notes on General Flynns investigation.

In Friday May 11, 2018, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein  stating Comey testified the FBI didnt think General Flynn lied. Grassley also revealed Joe Pientka was the second FBI agent who joined Peter Strzok on January 24th, 2017 in an ambush style interview to take down General Flynn.

Rosenstein refused to give the Senate Judiciary Committee the requested documents. Instead, Rosenstein provided insufficient documents prompting Grassley to send a second scathing letter to the Deputy AG.

It appears Senate investigators have finally received the 302 notes or evidence confirming Cernovichs February scoop that the FBI summary on Flynns interview was altered by McCabe.




Barack Obama pursued deals with Cuba and Iran, but he never gushed over the leadership of either country, even though the right's caricature of him was that he was pro-terrorist and a big ol' commie. Imagine Obama talking about the Iranian or Cuban leadership the way President Trump talked about Kim Jong-un in his post-summit interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos:

T: ... His country does love him. His people, you see the fervor. They have a great fervor. They're gonna put it together, and I think theyre going to end up with a very strong country....

G: You say his people love him. Just a few months ago you accused him of starving his people. And listen, heres the rub. Kim is a brutal dictator. He runs a police state, forced starvation, labor camps. Hes assassinated members of his own family. How do you trust a killer like that?

T: George, Im given what I'm given, okay? I mean, this is what we have, and this is where we are, and I can only tell you from my experience, and I met him, I've spoken with him, and Ive met him.... I think that he really wants to do a great job for North Korea. I think he wants to denuke, its very important. Without that, there's nothing to discuss. That was on the table at the beginning, and you see a total denuclearization of North Korea -- so important. And, he wants to do the right thing....

G: You trust him?

T: I do trust him, yeah. Now, will I come back to you in a year and youll be interviewing and Ill say, gee I made a mistake? Thats always possible. You know, were dealing at a very high level, a lot of things can change, a lot of things are possible. He trusts me, I believe, I really do. I mean, he said openly, and he said it to a couple of reporters that were with him that he knows that no other president ever could have done this, I mean no other pre--he knows the presidents, he knows who we had in front of me. He said no other president could have done this. I think he trusts me, and I trust him.
Trump is rolling over on his back and asking Kim to give him a belly rub.

And the deplorables don't care. Trump doesn't have to be tough on North Korea's dictator because the deplorables see this summit as an attack on the real enemy -- us. Let's go to the Breitbart comments:
I want to be in a room full of Libs right now. You?


... dems are on suicide watch ,, CNN is a funeral ,, MSNBC is in a shambles mccain is trying to hang himself with an IV drip

God bless trump ,, once again pulling off the impossible,, God is truly on his side

for all you liberal douche bags and rino vermin crying ,, oh...


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Trump Calls Critics Of North Korea Summit Haters And Losers Weasel Zippers

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Seriously? Anti-Trumper Ben Shapiro on Trump-Kim Summit: The Paper That Was Signed Yesterday Is Weak (Video) The Gateway Pundit

Why is it that the #NeverTrump crowd can never celebrate President Trumps historic achievements?
Trump has had the most successful first 500 days in presidential history.

And on the world stage President Trump is putting American interests first something we have not seen in decades.

President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shake hands as they meet for the first time, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Capella Hotel in Singapore. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

After President Trumps historic summit meeting wtih Kim Jong Un Ben Shapiro went on FOX and Friends and threw water on the fire.

Ben told the morning crew, The presidents praise for the dictator of North Korea was disquieting The paper that was signed yesterday was weak.

Ben, who is a favorite of the DC establishment, then went on slam the Trump administration for putting US flags next to the North Korean flags.

So what is the difference between Ben Shapiro and what you would hear on MSNBC or CNN this morning?

How awful.
Via FOX and Friends:

Ben Shapiro also hit President Trump on Twitter.



The GOP Can't Agree on Legal Immigration Booman Tribune

Last week, I wrote Paul Ryan Is Losing Control of His Caucus Over DACA about a revolt among House Republicans over DACA and the Dreamers. A discharge petition signed by two dozen Republican House members may compel votes on immigration bills that are supported by the Democrats. Watching that turmoil, Roll Call stresses that the divisions are really about what kind of legal immigration we want to have in our country.

At first glance, the Republican Partys latest bout of immigration infighting appears to orbit around one key disagreement: Should so-called Dreamers be given a path to citizenship?

Look a little closer, and its clear the rift goes far beyond Dreamers. What Republicans are struggling with is a fundamental dispute over the core values of the U.S. immigration system and who may benefit. And the same disagreements that have previously doomed the prospects of a deal threaten to do so again in this newest round of negotiations in the House.

The future of legal immigration is the sticking point, said Ali Noorani, executive director of the center-right National Immigration Forum. Theres a Republican in the White House who wants to end immigration to the United States as we know it. There is not a majority of Republicans in Congress who support that position.

Lately, Ive been appalled to see ordinary citizens expressing support on social media for a policy of separating asylum seekers from their children. In many cases, they simply dont know that its legal to show up at the border with your family and ask for asylum. But, when instructed about the law, a typical response is to side-step that and offer excuses.

Whats clear is that there is substantial support for ending immigration to the United States as we know it. If its legal to seek asylum at our southern border, then thats a problem that should be corrected. Until then, however, using the extreme deterrent of separating children from their parents is seen as a good way of dissuading people from seeking entry.

All efforts to appeal to decency fail. Ask them to imagine the emotions of a three year old who has lost his or her parents, and they just shrug. Whatever the president says it will take to keep those people out, thats what theyll get behind.

I dont know what the percentages are, but this sentiment is robust enough on the right that Im uncertain its true that there is not a majority of Republicans in Congress who support dramatically curtailing legal immigration. What they feel in their hear...

Donald Trump and the Presidential Records Act Booman Tribune

Because they recorded a lot of their conversations, historians and even ordinary citizens have an amazing amount of insight into what went on behind the scenes during the presidencies of Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. When we add in the voluminous reports that Congress produced during investigations in the mid-to-late 1970s, and the massive amount of declassification that has occurred over time and as a direct result of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992, we all have the great good fortune of knowing much more about the inner working of our government in the 1960s and 1970s than people did at the time.

This hasnt really helped the reputations of the presidents who served in that era, and recording certainly didnt work out well for Mr. Nixon.  Presidents since that time have been more careful about what they preserve for prosecutors and posteritys review. But theyre still required to safeguard nearly everything they touch and to turn it over to the National Archives. This obligation is set down in a law called the Presidential Records Act that was passed in 1978 and went into force the day Ronald Reagan was inaugurated for the first time.

The digital era has ironically made the preservation of Executive Branch records more challenging. We saw this with Hillary Clintons emails from her time as Secretary of State and we saw it as well during the administration of George W. Bush. The mingling of personal and official business on government phones and email and chat systems creates a headache, and the mingling of official business and political business creates landmines for compliance with the Hatch Act.

The Bush administration ran afoul of the Presidential Records Act when they provided RNC email services to members of the administration and encouraged them to conduct all political business on those non-governmental accounts. Predictably, a lot of official business was conducted on RNC email (often by design to maintain secrecy) and about twenty-two million records were initially lost in the process and unavailable for congressional inquiries and oversight.

To comply with the law, presidents have small teams to preserve records and make sure they are...

How Russia Sunk the West Booman Tribune

Lets look at how the Russians went about recruiting Carter Page in 2013. We know about this for a couple of reasons. One is that the details were contained in an indictment that was filed in the Southern District of New York in 2015. Three Russians were charged with acting as unregistered agents of a foreign government, which is a nice way of saying that they were working for Russias Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) as spies. In the indictment, Carter Page is referred to as Male-1.  The second reason we know about it is because the head of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee was leaking to the press, and he revealed details of the counterintelligence investigation into Page to his longtime girlfriend, reporter Ali Watkins, who was then working for BuzzFeed but is now working for the New York Times.

The following conversation is between two of the three indicted Russia spies. The recruitment of Page was handled by Victor Podobnyy. He approached Page at an energy symposium in New York City in January 2013. According to Page, Podobnyy gave him a business card and two email addresses, and then convinced Page to provide insights and unclassified documents related to the energy business, and also to meet with him in person on occasion.

One thing to note in this first piece is that it has been reported that Page does not speak Russian. Thats obviously not very accurate if he can write emails in Russian. This conversation, which was secretly recorded by the U.S. Government, is somewhat cryptic in places. When Podobnyy says I dont say anything for now, it appears to mean that he knows that Page is being strung along. Thats certainly how Igor Sporychev takes it, because he responds by saying that we (meaning Russians) will spend a couple of borrowed million, (meaning they will steal Pages investment money).

Following that, Podobnyy appears to confirm that he put Page up to pursuing the Gazprom deal by offering assistance and that Page seems to leap at every opportunity dangled before him (he takes on everything,...


Kim Jong Un Brings His Own Toilet To Trump Summit Weasel Zippers

Fertilizer, every little bit helps. Via NY Post: North Korean despot Kim Jong Un is so anal about thwarting spies that he brought his own portable toilet to the five-star hotel where hes staying in Singapore for the summit with President Trump, according to a report. The toilet, which will deny sewer divers insights into []


A Roman Floor bensozia

Roman cut stone or "opus sectile" floor, in a newly discovered villa near the Milvian Bridge in Rome.


Domenico Fetti bensozia

Domenico Fetti (1589-1623) was an Italian Baroque painter who worked mainly in Mantua and Venice. (Portrait of a Sleeping Girl, c. 1615)

He seems to have been born in Rome, son of an obscure painter. He studied under the Roman painter Ludovico Cardi, beginning around 1604. By 1611 he had begun working for his most important patron, Cardinal Ferdinando Gonzaga, from the family of the Dukes of Mantua. In 1613, after a series of unfortunate deaths, Gonzaga became Duke himself, an unusual combination of titles. Fetti moved to Mantua around 1613 and set up a workshop. Among his assistants was his sister Giustina, who eventually entered a convent where she continued to paint. (Christ and the Tribute Money that is, he is pointing out the portrait of Caesar on the coin 1619)


PRESIDENT TRUMP Shows Kim Jong Un an Inside View of The Beast After Historic Summit The Gateway Pundit

Trump shows Kim his ride.

President Donald Trump gave North Korean dictator an inside look of The Beast presidential limo after their historic talks in Singapore.

Heres the video.

FOX News reported:

President Trump gave North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un a rare look into his presidential limo dubbed The Beast on Tuesday after the two ate lunch during their historic summit in Singapore.

The media spotted Trump and Kim approaching the limousine, adorned with an American flag. Trump gestured to the car and then a Secret Service agent opened the right passenger door.

Kim could be seen smiling as he looked inside the vehicle.

The post PRESIDENT TRUMP Shows Kim Jong Un an Inside View of The Beast After Historic Summit appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.


Safest and most dangerous states Fellowship of the Minds

Do you know how safe or dangerous your state is? WalletHub compared the 50 states on 48 safety indicators, including: Fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles of travel Fatal occupational injuries per total workers Total loss amount from climate disasters Continue reading


How Do Progressives Look At Trumpanzee's Summit With Kim? DownWithTyranny!

Trump's bluster isn't going away soon but his obvious first priorities to get something accomplished so he can get a Nobel Peace Prize (instead of a Piece Prize for sleeping with hookers. His second priority is to make himself look like he can get something done for his moron base (and the moron media)-- after his catastrophic G-7 donnybrook. And his other priority (which actually be first) is to be able to build a golf course and tower (or even a chain of McDonalds)in Pyongyang.)

Should progressives be rooting for him? Well... yes, if he makes real progressive towards denuclearization and actual peace, peace even beyond just signing a Potemkin-like "eace treaty" that either madman could tear up. Trump is a terrible negotiator-- very much like Kaiser Wilhelm II was. He thinks of himself as the "indispensable" man, like Wilhelm did. That's absurd in both cases. In fact, Trump has been boasting that if North Korea doesn't bend to his will, he'll re-install "maximum sanction." Is that so? Who does he think will join him? Certainly not Russia or China, who were already ignoring his sanctions. And now he'll have a hard time with the leaders of Europe, who all hate him, as does our #1 ally, Canada.


Glenn Greenwald Interviews Democratic Primary Challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York The Intercept

Congressperson Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., now seeking his 10th term, has been in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1999. It has been 14 years since Crowley has faced a primary challenge, which means hes received the Democratic Party nomination automatically every two years since 2004.

During that time, Crowley has risen to the top ranks of the partys House leadership, becoming chair of the House Democratic Caucus, and has simultaneously consolidated his ironclad control over the Queens Democratic Party machine through increasing amounts of corporate donors, as well as his position as chair of the Queens Democratic Party.

This power has earned him the name king of Queens, and he has become the classic New York machine boss, having obtained both his 1990s seat on the New York City Council and his seat in Congress through a combination of dynastic politics and machine favors. But for the people of the 14th Congressional District that Crowley represents which covers parts of Queens and the Bronx and is 70 percent nonwhite it means they have had no Democratic Party alternative in this Democratic safe district for more than a decade.

All of that changed this year as a result of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose primary challenge against Crowley has sparked substantial excitement within her district and then media attention throughout the country. The 28-year-old educator, organizer for Bernie Sanders, and self-described democratic socialist of Puerto Rican heritage produced a video about her life and the reasons shes running that went massively viral.

Unseating an entrenched congressional incumbent is one of the hardest and rarest feats in U.S. politics especially an incumbent with the funding and stature of Crowley. But Ocasio-Cortezs blunt and defiant style see, for example, her reaction to last nights endorsement of Crowley by New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as her stunningly unflinching denunciation of Israeli violence against unarmed Gazans last month combined with the obvious seriousness she brings to political organizing, has made many believe that she can pose a genuine threa...


Lawyer for Houston serial killer Danny Bible says hes too sick to execute Fellowship of the Minds

Firing squad works for me. From Houston Chronicle: Lawyers for Houston-area serial killer Danny Bible filed a civil rights suit Friday alleging the aging death row inmate is in such poor health that any attempts to execute him will end Continue reading


We have a winner! Fellowship of the Minds

. . . for FOTMs 177th Caption Contest! There were 66 submissions! The FOTM writers duly voted, each for what he/she considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; each #2 vote Continue reading


Elizabeth Warren: There Are Not Enough Democrats Willing to Take On the Billionaire Class The Intercept

Earlier this year, 17 Senate Democrats joined every Senate Republican in voting to weaken bank regulations put in place after the 2008 financial crisis.

The most strident opponent of these changes was Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren. A former bank bailout oversight chief and longtime expert on financial issues, Warren explicitly excoriated her Democratic colleagues for supporting the changes in a last-bid effort to stop them. It is rare for a member of Congress to openly castigate members of their party over a high-profile vote.

In an interview with The Intercepts Mehdi Hasan for his Deconstructed podcast, Warren at first avoided criticizing her Democratic colleagues when asked about that vote.

So on the bankers front, we have the Dodd-Frank law. Ten years on from the financial crash, parts of it are repealed in a vote in the Senate: Seventeen Democrats voted for that; 33 Democrats in the House voted to repeal parts of that legislation. Why? Hasan asked.

Warren responded by putting the blame on Republicans. She noted that community banks had asked for some changes in the Dodd-Frank financial law and that some Republican and Democrats were willing to make changes in that area. But, no, said the Republicans, and their big-bank donors. They said: The only way this bill goes forward is if there are giveaways for the giant financial institutions, she said, summarizing what happened next.

But you expect that from the Republicans. My question is: the Democrats who did that, was that a betrayal? Hasan asked.

Warren continued to rail against the substance of the changes, noting that some of the largest financial institutions in this country will be under less scrutiny.

Hasan continued to press Warren to offer some critical inspection of why the Democratic Party failed to unite to stop the changes. So tell me why 17 Democrats in the Senate and 33 Democrats in the House voted to repeal this. Was it money? Was it the influence of money?

Warren again deflected. They helped make this a riskier system, and I think that is a bad decision. All day long, they said they were there for the community banks, but using the community banks as human shields to be able to get giveaways for giant banks was wrong, she said o...


First Thoughts On The Kim Trump Photo-Op Summit Moon of Alabama

The photo-op summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea went well. The visuals show North Korea and the United States as equal partners. bigger The atmosphere was cordial. bigger Both...


President Trump Press Availability Singapore Summit 4:00am EDT Livestream The Last Refuge

Following the conclusion of the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un, the President holds a press availability to deliver remarks and answer questions.   Anticipated start time 4:00 pm Singapore / 4:00am EDT: WH Livestream Continue reading


Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!

by Noah

The stuff of Putin's dreams. Dividing America from its allies. Mission accomplished. It wouldn't shock me one bit if Putin already has had a copy of this meme enlarged to 12 feet by 5 feet and hung on a wall in the Kremlin. Maybe he has it on the ceiling of his bedroom. As an intelligence agent and agent-provocateur, Putin has an evil genius, regardless of how easy Seor Trumpanzee makes it for him to achieve his goals.

Our aforementioned "leader" is, on the other hand, an inept 71-year-old with the emotional development and maturity of a spoiled, petulant, screaming 3-year-old who is more than willing to pee and shit wherever his desire for instant gratification suits him, leading the world to clean up his mess, just like arrogant despotic mental cases before him.

Indulging in his "if I say what is fake is true, it's true and vice-versa" approach to life, he has claimed big success at the G-7. But, big success for whom? That is a question that too many in Congress and too many in the media refuse to ask. They fall into 3 camps: Those who are accomplices, those who are too dumb to do their job, or those who are too afraid to risk their jobs by putting their country ahead of their own bank accounts.

Expressing his contempt for the G-7, displaying his pathetic economic ignorance and blowing up the G-7 by refusing to sign off on the already negotiated agreement infuriated our allies. Trump has ceded our leadership in the world to those who once trusted us and were our staunchest allies. Working against American workers, and isolating the United States from its allies only serves the economic and geo-political interests of our rivals and adversaries. With each passing week, Trump proves that he places himself and his master, Putin, befor...


Details of Trump-Kim #SingaporeSummit Document The Gateway Pundit

A photograph of President Donald Trump holding a copy of the document he co-signed with North Koreas communist dictator Kim John Un shows four points were agreed to by the two leaders.

UPDATE: The White House released the text just before 5 a.m. EDT. It is appended at the end of this article.

Screen images by Kristinn Taylor.

ABC Newss Conor Finnegan posted a photo and reported the four points.

4 STATEMENTS BOTH COMMITTED TO: 1. The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new US-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.

2. The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Ko...


President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un Signing Ceremony Video and Pictures The Last Refuge

President Donald Trump and North Korea Chairman Kim Jong-un held a joint agreement signing ceremony at the conclusion of their five hour summit in Singapore. .


Enough! CNNs Jim Acosta Screams Out Most Inappropriate Question at Most Inappropriate Time at Trump-Kim Summit Disgusting! The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Joe Hoft

At the most historic point during this most historic day, Jim Acosta from CNN showed his true colors with the most disgusting question at the most inappropriate time. He should never be allowed into a presidential or White House presser ever again.

President Trump today was enjoying one of the most significant and historical moments of his Presidency. He had somehow brought the leader of North Korea to the table to sign the most important agreement in the last 70 years for the Korean people. The President brought Kim Jong Un to Singapore to negotiate a deal between the US and North Korea. Only a year ago Korea was sending rockets over Japan and today their leader was signing an agreement with US President Trump.

Months of hard work and diplomacy reached a climax on Tuesday. The moment will go down in history. Then Fake News CNNs Jim Acosta, the darling of the disgusting left, blurted out loudly for all to hear:

Did you talk about Otto Warmbier sir?

Earlier in the day, Acostas actions were questioned for attempting to sabotage the event by calling Kim Jong Un a lunatic:

No more excuses. Jim Acosta must go!

President Trump did more for the Warmbier family than anyone else could have done. As soon as he took over office, he negotiated for Warmbiers return to the US. Warmbier was imprisoned in North Korea in 2016 for attempted theft. He was tortured for a year while former President Obama did nothing. President Trump negotiated his return to his family in the US who watched him die hours later from the torture he received in North Korea.

President Trump did all he could for that family, but...


President Trump and Chairman Kim Go For A Stroll After Lunch Video and Pictures. The Last Refuge

After the joint working lunch, President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un went for a stroll in the garden; talked for a few moments with the assembled media, and then President Trump showed Chairman Kim the inside of the U.S. Continue reading


White House Photos and Videos of Trump-Kim #SingaporeSummit The Gateway Pundit

The White House, Trump administration officials and the State Department are posting photos and videos of the historic summit between President Donald Trump and the North Koreas communist dictator Kim Jong Un.

President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, participate in their bilateral meeting, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Capella Hotel in Singapore. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, walk together to their expanded bilateral meeting, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Capella Hotel in Singapore. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, walk together to their expanded bilateral meeting, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Capella Hotel in Singapore. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)



Fotos inditas: funcionrios de Itaipu comemoram incndio em casas de indgenas The Intercept

Em uma fotografia, dois funcionrios da Itaipu Binacional apertam as mos enquanto uma casa de madeira arde em chamas altas atrs deles. Outra imagem mostra os servidores perto de uma caminhonete com a logomarca da Itaipu na porta. Um deles est escorado no veculo e olha para a cmera, como se estivesse posando. Mais uma vez, uma construo envolta em fumaa aparece ao fundo. Inditas, as fotos revelam uma faceta praticamente desconhecida da construo da hidreltrica: funcionrios colocavam fogo em ocas de ndios guarani que viviam na regio de Foz do Iguau, no Paran, para expuls-los do local.

As fotos, com data de julho de 1981, durante a ditadura militar, foram cedidas Comisso da Verdade do Paran por um ex-funcionrio que se manteve no anonimato. Os servidores que posaram para a cmera pertenciam ao setor jurdico da empresa (chamado informalmente de setor de desapropriaes) e seguiam determinao da prpria diretoria do rgo eles no foram identificados pela fonte que entregou o material Comisso da Verdade.

ndio tem que tratar no cacete porque eles no gostam de coisa delicada. Depoimento de ex-servidor Comisso da Verdade.

Segundo o ex-servidor, a empresa primeiro tentava um acordo amigvel para a retirada dos ndios. Muitos, porm, no concordavam em deixar as terras. O procedimento seguinte era atear fogo nas ocas.

O relatrio da Comisso da Verdade do Paran se baseou em relatos de ex-funcionrios da Itaipu e indgenas que moravam no local, documentos levados por eles, informaes pblicas e...


June 12th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #509 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


Tuesday June 12th 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


And You Thought You Lived LewRockwell

Because they can vote for Tweedledum or Tweedledee, the red team or the blue team, or the welfare statist or the warfare statist, Americans think they live in a free society.

They sing that they are proud to be an American where at least I know Im free. They sing the national anthem and roar when it comes to the line about America being the land of the free.

Are they free? Is it free?

I recently saw that the first legal bare-knuckle boxing bout in the United States was held in over a hundred years.

A sellout crowd of 2,000 fans plus a pay-per-view audience around the world watched ten bare-knuckle matches, including four heavyweight bouts, on June 2 at the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center on the outskirts of Cheyenne, Wyoming. The fight card included mixed-martial arts fighters, boxers, and street fighters. One of the bouts was between two women. Two doctors were at ringside and two ambulances were parked outside.

The fight rules are similar to professional boxing. Only punching is allowed. There is a referee. There are five, two-minute rounds. There is a standard eight-count and a three-knockdown rule in effect.

Seven of the ten fights were decided by knockout. Only three bouts went past the third round.

The promoter, David Feldman, a former boxer who worked for seven years to legalize bare-knuckle fighting, said he was rejected by 28 states before Wyoming finally agreed to sanction it. The Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts, created in 2012, gave approval for the bare-knuckle fighting in March.

So, what does the reintroduction of bare-knuckle boxing have to do with America being or not being a free society?


No matter how poor, sick, or destitute a man is, if he owns anything, he owns his own body. The state doesnt own it. Society doesnt own it. The public doesnt own it. And neither does some government agency or bureaucrat. As the owner of his body, he should be free to do whatever he wants with it as long as his activities are peaceful, his interactions are consensual, his associations are voluntary, and his actions dont aggress against the person or property of anyone else.

He should be free to groom it, mutilate it, prostitute it, feed it, starve it, pierce it, strengthen it, cut it, disfigure it, tattoo it, deprive it, alter it, injure it, harm it, pamper it, neglect it, or otherwise use it as he sees fit. Again, as long as his activities are peaceful, his interactions are consensual, his associations are voluntary, and his actions dont aggress against the person or property of anyone else.

Not being able to publicly, freely, voluntarily, and consensually engage in bare-knuckle boxing with a like-minded individual is a fundamental violation of basic human right...

Peace May Yet Break-Out in Korea LewRockwell

When President Reagan met with Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland, on October 11, 1987, it helped put into motion events that would dramatically change the global system. A line of communication was fully opened with an enemy of decades and substantive issues were on the table. Though the summit was initially reported as a failure, with the two sides unable to sign a final agreement, history now shows us that it was actually a great success that paved the way to the eventual end of the Cold War and a reduction in the threat of a nuclear war.

A year later Gorbachev and Reagan met in Washington to continue the dialogue that had been started and the rest is history. Success began as a failure.

We are now facing a similar situation with President Trumps historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. As with the Reagan/Gorbachev meetings, detractors on all sides seem determined to undermine and belittle the opening of a door to diplomacy and peace.

The neocons demand that North Korea give up all its bargaining chips up front in return for vague promises of better relations with the US. Yet in the post-Libya era no serious person would jump at such an offer. Their biggest fear is that peace may break out and they are doing everything to prevent that from happening. Conflict is their livelihood.

I also find it disheartening that many Democrat opponents of President Trump who rightly cheered President Obamas efforts to reach a deal with Iran are now condemning Trump for opening the door to diplomacy with North Korea. Did they genuinely support President Obamas diplomatic efforts with Iran, or did they just prefer the person who happened to occupy the Oval Office at the time?

The issue is about policy versus politics and I am afraid too many Americans of all political stripes are confusing the two. Many Americans, it seems, would prefer that we continue down the path to a potentially nuclear conflict on the Korean peninsula because they do not like the current US president. Does that make any sense? Has politics come to over-rule our common sense to the point we would go against our own interests and even our own lives? Lets hope not!

The truth is, talking is always better than threatening. Just like trading is always better than sanctioning. Detractors on both sides miss the point while they desperately try to make political points. The current thaw with North Korea began with that countrys participat...

Italy Says NO to Any More Migrants LewRockwell

Over the weekend, Italy once again roiled Europe, only this time not with its plunging bonds but with its drastic shift in immigration politics, when the countrys new populist leader, Matteo Salvini, now operating as Minister of the Interior, made good on his warning last weekend that the good times for illegals are over, writing an urgent letter ordering Malta to accept a ship carrying 629 shipwrecked North African migrants currently sitting off the Italian coast calling Malta the safest port for the passengers, and advising that Rome will no longer offer refuge.

The Italian message to Europe was simple: having been the port of landing for tens of thousands of migrants in the past two years, Rome would no longer accept boat after boat of North African (or middle eastern) refugees.

Italys vocal resistance to accepting further migrants even prompted prominent globalist George Soros, the person many have accused of being behind Europes forced migration patterns, to urge the EU to compensate Italy for the 100,000+ migrants landing there, noting that the strong showing of far-right parties partly is due to Europes flawed migration policies.

As for Italys suggestion that the Mediterranean island of Malta accept the migrants, not surprisingly it fell on deaf ears.

But if Italy (and Malta) would no longer accept migrants, and with Merkels open door policies in Germany now a taboo, the question remained: who would accept the countless boats of migrants still headed for Europe?

Moments ago we got the answer when that other PIIG, Spain, offered on Monday to take in the rescue ship MV Aquarius, that has been drifting in the Mediterranean sea with 629 migrants stranded on board after Italy and Malta refused to let it dock.

Spains Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who took office just over a week ago, has given instructions for the boat to be admitted to the eastern port of Valencia, his office said in a statement.


He Blew the Lid Off Area 51 LewRockwell

The now famous Area 51 is no longer a conspiracy., in fact it left that realm years ago when the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officially declassified its existence, as a place where the military was testing advanced ariel technology. But, if you really want to know the truth about hidden military bases, weve already covered that, and you can find links to those articles below. There is more than just one Area 51, thats important to keep in mind, especially if this classified world is being funded with our tax dollars. You can read more about that below and see a few examples for yourself.

Bob Lazar is one of the people who initially blew the lid off the secrecy of places like Area 51. He is a man who is admired by many in the field, simply because his story has always remained consistent. He  knew the location and description of this base, decades before it was recently made public a few years ago.

His story also corroborates with many whistle-blowers who actually have verified backgrounds from within various sects of the military, government, and entire military industrial complex, which is also a phenomenon that exploded long after Lazar started speaking. There are many examples to choose from, like Steve Justice, the recently retired Director of Advanced Systems at Lockheed Skunkworks, or former director, Ben Rich, who has made multiple comments on UFO technology. There are literally hundreds of these types of people from within who are now speaking out.

Furthermore, at the end of 2017 the UFO topic took a turn, the US government released official video footage, radar tracking (electroptical) data, and pilot testimony, as well as admitting to recovering materials from these crafts.

I go into more detail about that in the linked article below I recently published.

Many are skeptical, as they should be with anything that comes from our governments. The people have lost much trust in them, and were starting to realize that we cannot continue relying on this system.

Lazar hit the mainstream and became quite popular after claiming to have worked on reverse engineering extraterrestrial technology at a site called S-4, near the Area 51 facility. Hes also mentioned information about extraterrestrials and the fact that there are multiple groups, some of which have been in contact with several global governments.

Everything is in a process of investigation both in the United States and in Spain, as well as the rest of the world. The nations of the wo...

Googles Evil Anti-Gun Censorship Fails LewRockwell

Online firearms retailer Brownells over the weekend had their popular YouTube channel terminated by the video hosting service owned by Google.

The channel, started 11 years ago by the iconic gun parts warehouse, had amassed over 67,000 subscribers in the past decade but according to the Iowa-based company, it was terminated by YouTube on Saturday without notice or explanation. Brownells fired back on social media, urging their fans and followers to contact the video platform and parent Google, If youre opposed to the continued attack on our communitys First and Second Amendment rights, supplying various links to do so.

YouTube was then vilified across FacebookTwitter and other social media sites for the move throughout the weekend by Brownells supporters who took the video service to task.  This amplified after news aggregator The Drudge Report focused on the story.

By late Sunday afternoon, the channel had been restored. While Brownells thanked their supporters for their help they said there had been no explanation for the channels abrupt cancellation.

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World Wrassling Diplomacy LewRockwell

Why not war with Canada? That pissant nation is cluttering up the northern half of OUR Continent, which we struggled mightily to free from wicked Old Europe. What doesnt Justin Trudeau get about that? And when were done with him, how about a few rounds with Frau Merkel and the wee frog, Monsieur Macron? Id like to see the Golden Golem of Greatness in a leotard and one of those Mexican wrestling masks, tossing these peevish international dwarves out of the ring like so many sacks of potting soil.

And now its off to Singapore for a championship bout with the opponent known as Little Rocket Man. Theres an odd expectation that these two avatars of unreality will settle the hash that has been simmering for sixty years between the divided Korea and the USA. Mr. Trump will make a deal to turn North Korea into a golfers paradise and Mr. Kim will promise to beat his nuclear arsenal into nine irons and putters. And then theyll celebrate on Air Force One with bags of Big Macs and Buckets oChicken. (Let the aides and advisors fight over the Singapore Noodles and squid beaks in garlic sauce.)

The New York Times lost its shit Monday morning with a lead editorial that hauled onstage the stock villain from The Times repertory of international bogeymen: Russia.

If a president of the United States were to sketch out a secret, detailed plan to break up the Atlantic alliance, that plan would bear a striking resemblance to Trumps behavior. It would involve outward hostility to the leaders of Canada, Britain, France, Germany and Japan. Specifically, it would involve picking fights over artificial issues not to win big concessions for the United States, but to create conflict for the sake of it. A secret plan to break up the West would also have the United States looking for new allies to replace the discarded ones. The most obvious would be Russia, the biggest rival within Europe to Germany, France and Britain. And just as Russia does, a United States intent on wrecking the Atlantic alliance would meddle in the domestic politics of other countries to install new governments that also rejected the old alliance.

Ah, so. To The Times, Canada, Britain, France, Germany and Japan are little more than a pain-in-the-ass-ex-wives-club, and North Korea is the irresistible porn star with a huge rack, proffered by that evil old pimp, Russia, in the never-ending game of Rope-a-Dope theyve been running on Mr. Trump since even before he glided down that fateful escalator in his gilded Fifth Avenue tower. Surely, the wicked Putin has rigged up the Singapore hotel with the latest spy-ware and loaded the presidents closets with whores and real estate developers to tempt Mr. Trump into every sort of unnatural act dreamed up in the Kompromat labs of Yasenevo.

Im all for world peace, and I would like to attempt to take the Kim-Trump meeting seriously, but it is hard to im...

Specialists Needed to Ferret Out Sites for Censorship LewRockwell

The war on fake news is about to go to an entirely new level. According to media reports, Facebook has been seeking to hire news credibility specialists that will be tasked with evaluating which news publishers are credible and which are not. If the goal was just to simply filter out the handful of websites that purposely publish fake news stories, that would be fine. But as we have seen so many times in recent years, these types of programs inevitably discriminate against conservative viewpoints. Facebook is highly liberal, and they will be hiring from a California talent pool that is also highly liberal. And liberals invariably consider liberal viewpoints to be more credible than conservative viewpoints. Facebook built an empire by giving everyone a voice, and it is simply not fair for them to try to exclude conservative viewpoints now just because they do not like them.

Hopefully we can get some answers from Facebook about this. On their official job site, the advertisement for these positions indicated that these news credibility specialists would be involved in the creation of a list of credible news organizations

Per a report in Business Insider, as of Thursday, Facebook had two contract positions for news credibility specialists open on its job site. The jobs are based out of Menlo Park, California, where the site is headquartered, and one of them lists fluent Spanish as a requirement:

Were seeking individuals with a passion for journalism, who believe in Facebooks mission of making the world more connected, one of the two listings reads. It continues: As a member of the team, youll be tasked with developing a deep expertise in Facebooks News Credibility Program. Youll be conducting investigations against predefined policies.

Facebook would ask the specialists to help create a list of credible news organizations. That list could be used for various features on the site, from the newsfeed to its advertising system.

So what criteria will be used to determine which news organizations are credible and which are not?

In the end, it seems almost inevitable that liberal news organizations will receive more favorable treatment.

The job announcement on Facebooks official job site is now down, but similar job postings also showed up on LinkedIn


Our Great Purge of the 1940s LewRockwell

Although Ive soured on him in recent years, for the first decade and more of Paul Krugmans tenure at the New York Times I regarded him as about the only national columnist worth reading. Certainly many others felt the same way, and Krugman regularly ranked among the most influential liberal voices in the country, gaining that position by his uniquely strong stance against the Iraq War plans of President George W. Bush, while his prestige was capped by winning 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics.

But few probably remember that just a couple of years into his column there was a concerted effort to pressure the Times into firing him, a campaign spearheaded by blogger Andrew Sullivan, then an ardent Bush supporter. Given the steady drum-beat of harsh accusations and the climate of that period, I had feared that it would succeed. Now suppose that he had been purged from all media access in 2002, and also that Bushs Iraq adventure had turned out to be a considerable success, rather than the utter disaster it actually became. A couple of decades hence, would anyone remember Krugman, except in some minor historical footnote recounting the misguided naysayers whom our heroic President W had fortunately overcome?

Perhaps by 2040 any mention of Krugmans name would either draw a blank stare or evoke a vague sense that he had been some sort of disreputable radical activist, perhaps with pro-Islamicist leanings and even suspected by some of having had a hand in the 9/11 attacks. History has traditionally been written by the political winners, and this was especially true in the days before the growth of the Internet weakened the total monopoly of our establishment media.

These were some of the thoughts that gradually crossed my mind during the middle part of the 2000s as I discovered some remarkable anomalies while creating my content-archiving website, a system intended to provide convenient access to millions of articles from Americas most influential publications of the last 150 years. Since I had never really studied American history, my views were generally quite conventional ones, formed from a mixture of the History 101 classes I had taken and what I had casually absorbed over the years from all the newspapers and magazines that I read.

Many of the most frequent names I encountered in Americas prestigious and respectable periodicals of the past were reasonably well known to me, but others were not. It was a strange feeling to see the overwhelming presence of writers who were either completely obscure or else whom I had always regarded as denizens of the disreputable radical fringe, distributing their angry mimeogra...

French Thought Police LewRockwell

The French government of Emmanuel Macron has introduced a new law to protect the French from fake news during election periods. This vaguely drafted amendment to existing press law seems to have been inspired by Macrons resentment at rumors circulated against him during last years presidential election which didnt prevent him from winning. Widely opposed by opposition parties from left to right, and by most journalists, this amendment fits in all too well with the growing establishment campaign to censor dissident opinion by one means or another. The main pretext is the copycat Clintonite accusation of Russian interference in Western elections.

Applying initially only to election periods, to protect our democracy, this attempt to legislate the difference between true and false is a dangerous step in the door toward official censorship. Similar plans to ban fake news are brewing on the European level.

The law is superfluous to start with, since the existing 1881 French press law already sanctions insults, defamation and the artificial creation of panic, such as shouting fire in a crowded theater. But Macrons government wants to go much farther, outlawing the spread of false information, obscurely defined as alleging or lending credibility to a fact lacking verifiable elements of a nature to make it believable. (une allgation ou imputation dun fait dpourvue dlments vrifiables de nature la rendre vraisemblable.)

This definition is both unclear and potentially far-reaching.

To start with, a skeptic could ask what are the verifiable elements proving the existence of God, of life after death or of the effectiveness of prayer. There goes religion. How about the verifiable elements proving the effectiveness of astrology? There go some popular daily newspaper features. Numerous scientists have raised questions as to the verifiable elements justifying psychoanalysis without receiving satisfactory answers. Should psychobabble be banned in the name of combatting fake news?

And what should be done with post-modern French philosophy, whose most famous names take psychoanalysis very seriously and pride themselves on leaping to subjective conclusions? No one proliferates more fact-free assertions than Bernard-Henri Lvy, which so far has not interfered with his position on the board of major media from Le Monde to the cultural channel Arte.


14 Ways an Underground Bunker Can Kill You LewRockwell

When people think of crazy preppers, they often think of underground bunkers, full to the brim with supplies, locked up beneath a Fallout-style hatch. But few of us have, or want bunkers. Why? Its not exactly something you can build for cheap.

If you can afford to pay professionals to build one for you, sure, I suppose it could come in handy. These can run from $40,000 to over a million dollars though. To cut costs, some people try to do it themselves, but that is a really, really bad idea.

Without expertise, your bunker will just be a death trap. Were about to point out all of the reasons why. The next time someone hears youre a prepper and wants to talk to you about their make-shift bunker, you can send them this article.

1. Collecting Gas

Many harmful gases are heavier than air, and will collect in your bunker unless you take precautions.

Even if the gas itself cant kill you, it will push out oxygen until you have nothing left to breathe, and that will kill you. Scenarios that people commonly prep for can involve gas release, like domestic unrest, war, and more.

Imagine pulling tear gas into your bunker. Then you should consider pandemic prep, if you want to use outside air you need a filter system. Or, you could consider gas leaks that wouldnt normally merit a SHTF situation. A simple nearby propane leak, off-gassing from nearby septic tanks, or off-gassing from the soil itself, could all kill you.

2. Collecting Water

Its not just about keeping rain water out of the bunker. Its that you want to bury the bunker nice and deep to protect it from surface impact. But, youre limited by the depth of your water table.

If its at all below the level of the water table, it will flood, concrete, steel, or other materials be damned. Sure, there is some top-notch engineering you can do to keep the water out, but its expensive. One solution is to put the bunker at ground level and then pile dirt on top of it, but you need very large amount of dirt to protect it from impact.

3. Impact

Speaking of sustaining impact, a bunker wont survive the big one. Large earthquakes will certainly unseat it. Perhaps thats not what youre prepping for, but if you live in an Earthquake zone thats something to think about.

If you have a bunker in the blast radius of a nuclear bomb, (the usual rationale for a bunker), it wont survive....

A Secret Toilet, The Bromance, Doppelgangers LewRockwell

Billed as a means to build peace on the Korean Peninsula, the meeting of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has taken on a bizarre sideshow involving lookalikes, a secret toilet and lavish spending.

While millions of people are gearing up to enjoy the World Cup in Russia a separate spectacle on an island resort in Singapore is the event that has commentators and politics buffs salivating.

On Tuesday two of the most inflammatory world leaders on the political circuit will sit down in the luxurious Capella Hotel on Sentosa island.

If the media coverage leading up to the main event feels laden with the kind of hype usually reserved for slugger boxers, well thats because the political heavyweights have already traded vicious verbal blows on the international stage. Trump has labelled his counterpart Rocket Man while Kim Jong-Un has threatened to attack the US territory of Guam.

But aside from what is expected to be an enthralling meeting, most probably focused on nuclear disarmament, the peace summit has also become a monster event complete with a bizarre sideshow. Here are the eye-catching and jaw-dropping stories coming out ahead of the meeting:

The secret loo of Kim Jong-Un

It seems that extreme measures have been taken to keep knowledge of Kim Jong-Uns bowel movements out of enemy hands. North Koreas supreme leader has reportedly travelled to Singapore with a portable toilet, according to Chosun, a South Korean newspaper.

While an exact description of the private privy hasnt been revealed, the purpose of the top secret loo is to deny determined sewer-divers insights into the supreme leaders stools, the news outlet said.

Singapore footing the $20m bill?

The meeting wont be cheap. Kim Jong-Un will stay at the St Regis Hotel, which costs around $9,000 per night. Meanwhile, the US President is being put up 850 meters away in the swanky Shangri La hotel. The bill will, almost certainly, pass both leaders by, however, as the Singapore government has promised to pick up the expected $20 million tab.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the cost of the summit, including the considerable price of beefi...

80% of Us Are Deficient in This Essential Mineral LewRockwell

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body, and is the reason why vegetables are green.  But few people fully appreciate the importance of this miraculous mineral. 

The human genome project reveals that 3,751 human proteins have binding sites for magnesium.[i]  And so far we know this one essential mineral activates over 350 biochemical processes in the body to keep things flowing.

Plants are green because they contain the light-harvesting molecule chlorophyll which bears a striking resemblance to human hemoglobin (with the difference that the latter contains an oxygen-binding iron atom and not magnesium).

Magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests only 1% of the bodys magnesium is stored in the blood. It has been estimated that about 80% of the population is deficient in this vitally important mineral.

Here are just seven good reasons to get more magnesium-rich foods in your diet today.

1. Prevent Migraines.

According to University of Vermont Professor of Neurology and migraine expert Robert Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., every year nearly one in five Americans experience some form of migraine attack.  One in 25 will have headaches lasting at least 15 days per month. These disabling attacks include severe one-sided, throbbing headaches, and sensitivity to light and sound.  They may also involve nasal congestion, cloudy thinking, and nausea.

In one study of 133 migraine patients, supplementing with 500 mg of magnesium oxide for just 12 weeks significantly improved the frequency and severity of migraines.[ii]

And a double blind, placebo controlled study from Kaiser Permanente showed that supplementing with magnesium significantly cut the number of days children suffered with a migraine.[iii]

2. Lower Heart Disease Mortality.  

A study in the journal Atherosclerosis found that people with low magnesium levels were more than twice as likely to die of heart disease.  They were also more than seven times as likely to die from all causes.[iv]...


Tuesday In Maine-- Much At Stake... And South Carolina And Wisconsin DownWithTyranny!

Tomorrow there are primaries in 5 states, Nevada, Maine, Virginia, North Dakota and South Carolina. We're watching Maine more closely than any of the other states. Blue America has only endorsed one federal candidate in any of the 5 states-- Jared Golden, who's running for Wall Street oriented Bruce Poliquin's seat in the sprawling non-Portland bulk of the state. Tomorrow he has to get through the establishment richie rich guy, Lucas St. Clair, whose mother cheated the founder of Burt's Bee's out of his company and then moved it to North Carolina. St. Clair is wealthy and so are his friends and they're spending dark money like mad to beat Golden, a former small town kind who joined the marine, saw front line duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and came back home and is now the state legislator's majority whip. Golden is a dedicated progressive. St. Clair is an environmental care with no clear political point of view-- kind of "whatever." Bernie won the district over Clinton but in the general Trump won by over 10 points-- and won an electoral vote. The PVI is R+2 but Golden has what it takes to communicate with the people in the district far better than wither St. Clair or Poliquin.

With Maine's own Trumpanzee, Paul LePage termed out, there's also a gubernatorial race-- and there lots of candidates running from both parties and a brand spanking new anked-choice voting system. So... impossible to predict-- and certainly something we're not going to get a final conclusion on for a few days. The 7 Democrats are front-runner Janet Mills, the state's Attorney General, former state Rep Mark Eves, former state Rep Diane Russell, state Senator Mark Dion, former mayor Donna Dion, Adam Cote and Betsy Sweet. There are 4 Republicans, state Rep Kenneth Fredette, state Senator Garrtee Mason, Mart Mayhew and Shawn Moody. There are also 6 independents. Independents are important in Maine since they sometimes win and sometimes throw races to Republicans, which is how LePage won.


President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un Initial Meeting Remarks Transcript and Pictures The Last Refuge

UPDATE: Ive added video, a VERY SPECIFIC video, to this post because it is stunningly telling of the dynamic.  Watch Chairman Kim Jong-un closely; he is extremely overwhelmed/intimidated by the scale, scope and intensity of the swarm media and the Continue reading


Dennis Rodman Discusses North Korea Gets Emotional About How President Obama Wouldnt Listen, President Trump Did The Last Refuge

Dennis Rodman appeared on CNN to discuss North Korea.  A remarkable interview.  Around the 04:00 minute point, Mr. Rodman talks about how dismissive and angry everyone was toward him in years past for his contacts with North Korea. Rodman gets Continue reading


Sean Hannity: Kim Jong Un Can Stay with Me in My Hotel Room, Ill Stay on the Couch (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Sean Hannity broadcast his number one FOX News cable news show from Singapore on Monday night.

During his opening monologue Hannity said Kim Jong Un could share a hotel room with him.

Sean Hannity: And as Kim Jong Un comes here he can see just how beautiful Singapore is. Saying, hmm, maybe we can do this in my country. Because the North Korean economy is so distressed. Even Kim Jong Un reportedly needed financial assistance to get a hotel room here in Singapore. Ill let him stay with me if he wants. Ill sleep on the couch.

Via Hannity:

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VIDEO=> Dennis Rodman Wears Trump Make America Great Again Hat During CNN Singapore Summit Interview The Gateway Pundit

Former Chicago Bulls basketball great Dennis Rodman wore a red Trump Make America Great Again hat during an emotional interview on CNN with Chris Cuomo Monday night (Tuesday morning) from Singapore as President Donald Trump met with North Korea communist dictator Kim Jong Un. At one point Rodman broke into tears as he spoke about getting death threats and having to hide as a result of his efforts to bridge the divide between the U.S. and North Korea.

Screen images via Kristinn Taylor.

It was an emotional interview for Rodman, who has met with and befriended Kim and faced death threats for his efforts to bring understanding between the U.S. and North Korea.

CNN video clip:


Summit Thread. Weasel Zippers

A moment ago: Live (forgive the stupid NBC commentary): LIVE: The Trump-Kim summit in Singapore @NBCNews Breaking News (@BreakingNews) June 12, 2018 Dennis Rodman discussion: Two amazing moments on CNN:@ChrisCuomo: "We hear that Dennis Rodman we have him on the show later on may have given Kim's men in New []


HISTORY! President Donald Trump Meets Kim Jong Un at Singapore Summit (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

HISTORY! President Donald J. Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

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Reminder: NY Times Nearly Wrecked Summit With False Report of Impossible to Keep June 12 Date The Gateway Pundit

As President Donald Trump and North Koreas communist dictator Kim Jong Un, meet in Singapore Tuesday morning, June 12 (local time), it should be remembered how the New York Times nearly wrecked negotiations on the summit by deliberately lying that a senior White House official said it would be impossible to keep the June 12 summit in Singapore after Trump called it off in a bid to get Kim to recognize the seriousness of the moment. The two nations were in the midst of talks to keep the summit on schedule when the Times made their report, casting doubt on the sincerity of the U.S. and prompting Trump to call out the Times on Twitter.

Excerpt from the Times, May 25.

As with so many issues involving this president, the views of his aides often have little effect on what he actually says. On Thursday, for example, a senior White House official told reporters that even if the meeting were reinstated, holding it on June 12 would be impossible, given the lack of time and the amount of planning needed.

On Friday, Mr. Trump said, It could even be the 12th.

Later on Friday, the president reinforced that possibility, saying on Twitter that if the meeting were rescheduled, it would likely remain on that day, and, if necessary, will be extended beyond that date.

We are having very productive talks with North Korea, he said.

CBS News reported on what was actually said by the official which was not what the Times reported.

While the official didnt use the word im...


Kim Jong-Un Arrives at Summit Meeting with President Trump Carrying Briefcase (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

So whats in the briefcase?

North Korean tyrant Kim Jong Un arrived for his private summit with President Donald J. Trump in Singapore.

President Trump arrived after the North Korean leader.

President Trump and Kim Jong-Un will meet privately for an hour and then later with advisors.

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Breaking: Larry Kudlow, National Economic Council Director, In Hospital After Heart Attack, Trump Says Weasel Zippers

Condition unknown at this time. Just as Trump was going into the meeting with Kim. Update: Fortunately, it was mild and his wife, Judy, says he is in hospital doing well.


NEC Chairman Larry Kudlow Suffers Heart Attack. The Last Refuge

According to a tweet from President Trump National Economic Council Chairman Larry Kudlow has suffered a heart attack and is being treated at Walter Reed Medical Center. Thoughts and prayers for Mr. Kudlow and his family.   UPDATE Statement Continue reading


BREAKING: Chief Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow Suffers Heart Attack Admitted to Walter Reed Update: Wife Says He is Fine The Gateway Pundit

Chief Economic Advisor to President Trump, Larry Kudlow suffered a heart attack on Monday.


On Monday, President Trump tweeted about Kudlows heart attack.

Trump tweeted: Our Great Larry Kudlow, who has been working so hard on trade and the economy, has just suffered a heart attack. He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center.

On March 14th, 2018, President Trump named Larry Kudlow, 70, Director of the White House National Economic Council.

No other information is known at this time. This story is developing; please refresh page for updates.

UPDATE: Judy Kudlow told The Washington Post tonight her husband is fine.

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Juanita Broaddrick SLAMS Bill Clinton For Shocking Comment Norms of What You Can Do to Someone Against Their Will Have Changed The Gateway Pundit

Bill Clinton showed once again he has no self awareness in his recent interview with PBS News Hour.

The former president also defended disgraced Democrat Senator and serial groper, Al Franken by questioning if some of the accusations were even true.

I think the norms have really changed, in terms of what you can do to somebody against their will, how much you can crowd their space, make them miserable at work. Clinton said.

Bill Clintons comment suggests that he believes there was actually a time when it was okay or normal for a man to force himself onto a woman against her will.

Perhaps Slick Willie should have sat this one out.


One of Bill Clintons rape accusers, Juanita Broaddrick slammed the former President for his appalling comment.

Juanita Broaddrick tweeted: Sooooo.Bill Clinton thinks he should get a pass because it was 1978 when HE RAPED ME.and HE knows its not acceptable in todays society???

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Robert De Niro Shares Russian Business Partners With Trump (Agalarovs); De Niro Tampering In Mississippi Elections To Make Democrats Lose US Senate Seat? Mining Awareness +

F-ck Trump? Back atcha Robert De Niro. Robert De Niro is business partners with the same guys (Emin and Aras Agalarov) who brought Trumps Miss Universe pageant to Moscow. Trump attended a business meeting at their Moscow restaurant. The Agalarovs are at the center of the Trump Tower meeting to get alleged dirt on Hillary Clinton. Contact continued after the election. On Emins official web site you can watch both Trump and De Niro wish Emin Happy 35th birthday, in 2014. Mueller breathing down De Niros neck?

In the best of all worlds, De Niro would have been using his Nabu Moscow restaurant to spy on Trump and the Russians for the FBI. But, its not the best of all worlds.

And, De Niro is actively undermining the potential for Democrats to win one of the two US Senate seats up for grabs in Mississippi, by fund-raising for a loser candidate in the primary. Perhaps because Muellers breathing down De Niros neck? Or, is he just stupid?

De Niro held a fundraiser for California Republican Howard Sherman who ran against a good local Democrat (David Baria) in the Mississippi primary, and is running against him in the Mississippi primary runoff. Baria has managed to become State Representative in a Republican district, and has the ability to get some Republicans to cross-over, by patiently explaining how Trump is lying to them. De Niros wife was born in Mississippi, as was Shermans wife. However, if they cared about the state or country, one iota, they would have supported one of the good local candidates. They cant even spell Mississippi! Its spelled wrong in their fundraising ad!

So, with several Mississippi Democrats running in the Mississippi primary, De Niro backed a California Republican in the race! That only makes sense if De Niro is trying to protect Trump by keeping Congress Republican. Whether through tampering by the Republican State government or due to De Niros fundraiser, Sherman actually won the primary. However, because of rules, he is now in a run-off with Baria for the 26th of June.

Mississippi and yes, Americas chance to have a real Democratic Senator, who is pro-solar, anti-smoking, and endorsed by the Sierra Club, is being scuttled by Robert De Niro. How fishy is that? Very fishy! De Niro appears to be backing Howard Sherman, in true Roger Stone style, because it is clear that he is a losing candidate. Baria, on the other hand, could be a winning candidate.

The Guardian calls it a franchise, but the Crocus Group web site says they are business partners with De Niro. ...


NORTH KOREANS at Home Finally Told About Trump-Kim Historic Summit (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

North Korean television star newsreader Ri Chun Hee, 75, revealed the Kim Jong-uns travel to the tiny Asian city-state of Singapore, 3,000 miles south of Pyongyang in a 7 minute message on Tuesday morning.

Miss Hee has been working on television since 1971 when she became chief news presenter of KCTV.

She has been reporting news in North Korea for over 45 years.

This morning was the first time North Koreans learned of the Trump-Kim summit.

Yahoo reported:

North Koreans were offered a rare glimpse into their reclusive leaders schedule on Monday after the tightly controlled state media issued surprisingly detailed reports of his trip to Singapore.

In a seven-minute morning bulletin, star newsreader Ri Chun Hee, 75, revealed the news of Kim Jong-uns arrival in the tiny Asian city-state 3,000 miles south of Pyongyang in her typically melodramatic style, clad, as always for major announcements, in a traditional Korean pink and black dress.

For decades, Ms Ri has been entrusted with announcing great moments in North Korean history. Against the backdrop of Mount Paektu, a dormant volcano symbolising Korean nationhood,...


Breaking: Judge Ellis May Side with Manafort Against Dirty Cop Robert Mueller and Special Counsel The Gateway Pundit

In April The Gateway Pundit reported that the US is now in a constitutional crisis due to the unconstitutional and corrupt Mueller investigation kept in place by corrupt FBI and DOJ Leadership. 

Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort may soon be the one to shut it all down.

Muellers illegal Trump-Russia investigation continues to take corrupt and unconstitutional actions while criminal activities in Obamas FBI, DOJ and State Department are ignored. If there is justice, America will soon have a real investigation looking into the Obama and Clinton criminal acts while in office.

Paul Manafort first made arguments in a suit with Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein and Jeff Sessions as Head of the DOJ, related to illegalities in the way that Rosenstein set up the Mueller special counsel. Rosensteins special counsel order was not based on a crime and unconstitutionally stated that Mueller could basically look at anything he wanted to look at. These provisions are against the law and are now for the courts to settle.

In addition to the above suit, Robert Barnes wrote last week at Law and Crimes that Muellers actions not related to the 2016 campaign are outside the scope of Jeff Sessions recusal as AG and therefore unconstitutional

Paul Manaforts legal team brought a motion to dismiss on Tuesday, noting that Rosenstein could not appoint Mueller to any investigation outside the scope of the 2016 campaign since Sessions did not recuse himself for anything outside the campaign. I agree with this take on Muellers authority. If we follow that argument that would mean Sessions himself has exclusive authority to appoint a special counsel for non-collusion charges, and Sessions has taken no such action. Sessions himself should make that clear to Mueller, rather than await court resolution. Doing so would remove three of the four areas of inquiry from Muellers requested interview with President Trump.

Sessions formally notifying Mueller that he does not have authority to act outside of campaign-related cases and cases...


The Grand Barista From The Republican Wing Of The Democratic Party Wants To Run The Show. Why Isn't He A Republican? DownWithTyranny!

My guess is that most of the right of center schnooks from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party are hoping Biden will run as the alternative to a Bernie/Elizabeth Warren ticket. But there are alternatives. One of the least plausible is Howard Schultz, the Starbucks guy. What a joke! And Trump's dream come true. In New York last week, Eric Levitz urged Democrats to reject him and his radical centrism. With Democrats like Schultz there is absolutely no need for Republicans. He's more of a Republican than Trump will ever be.
Howard Schultz is the quintessential corporate Democrat. As CEO of Starbucks, Schultz preached (and, arguably practiced) the gospel of conscious capitalism-- a creed that insists corporations can do well for their shareholders, by doing good for the world. He supports a wide variety of progressive goals that do not involve taking money away from rich people-- and even endorses a few that do. His bona fides as a woke billionaire are so robust, Hillary Clinton had reportedly planned to make him her Labor Secretary.

On Monday, Schultz resigned from the board of his coffee company, and signaled interest in a potential run for president. The coffee magnate has left his precise intentions for 2020 unclear-- but hes made his desire to influence the Democratic Partys internal politics unambiguous.

In recent interviews, Schultz has argued that progressive Democrats have grown so rigidly ideological, they can no longer recognize basic political and policy realities.

He has also contended that the wealthiest nation in human history cant afford to...


Tuesday Schedule in Singapore Trump/Kim Summit Open Discussion and Livestream Links The Last Refuge

President Trump Twitter Feed HERE Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Twitter Feed HERE Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Twitter Feed HERE U.S. State Department Twitter Feed HERE State Dept Spox Heather Nauert Twitter Feed HERE Dan Scavino Twitter Feed HERE U.S. Continue reading


IHOP Finally Reveals Its New Name. Let The Freakouts Commence Weasel Zippers

Dear Internet, we abbreciate your batience. Now lets see who guessed right. B-hold!!!!! #IHOb IHOb (@IHOb) June 11, 2018 Get a Batter Idea. Via Daily Wire: The president of IHOP has finally announced the new changes coming to the iconic pancake franchise and it has nothing at all to do with pancakes. []


MSNBC Guest Suggests North Korea Summit Is Just Distraction From Russia Investigation Weasel Zippers

These guys are the worst conspiracy theorists ever. Via Daily Caller: Mara Gay, an editorial board member for The New York Times, suggested Monday on MSNBC that the meeting between North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Trump exists to distract from the Russia investigation. This is not just a meeting about foreign policy, []


As City Of Chicago Removes More Homeless, Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Evictions Shadowproof

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against the city of Chicagos evictions of homeless people, even as officials continue to remove homeless people and fail to provide affordable housing.

Andy Thayer, an activist with Uptown Tent City Organizers (UTCO), requested a public assembly permit for a protest encampment at Stewart Mall after the city indicated it had plans to renovate two viaducts under Lake Shore Drive, where homeless Chicagoans lived.

This location is across from the office of the wards city council member, James Cappleman. Organizers believed the site would offer homeless people a highly visible location in order to protest the lack of affordable housing in the city of Chicago.

The permit was denied in March and April of 2017, and on behalf of Thayer and UTCO, the Uptown Peoples Law Center (UPLC) requested an injunction to prevent the city from evicting homeless people since there was no alternative site provided by officials for them to relocate.

Judge Sidney Schenkier declined to grant an injunction. The city of Chicago dispersed homeless people in September, a few months before winter. It also confiscated and destroyed several tents and belongings.

The UPLC amended their lawsuit to allege violations of homeless peoples First, Fourth, Fifth, and Eighth Amendment rights.

On June 6, Schenkier decided it was not in the federal courts jurisdiction to rule on the claims, and he dismissed the claim of a First Amendment violation.

Alan Mills, executive director of UPLC, said they were upset about the outcome because he believed the case had merit, and the judge could rule on it. However, what the judge decided was they were in the right place in the first place, the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County. So, they are back where they started with nearly a years delay.

Additionally, the judge concluded UPLC needs an individual homeless person to be the plaintiff, not someone who organizes the homeless or an organization that advocates for the homeless.

The good news for the case, the bad news for the world is the city keeps doing this to people. As recently as this week, they have another [eviction] planned, Mills said. So there is no short supply of people we can use as plaintiffs.

UPLC is reviewing their options and does not know if or when they will be filing a new lawsuit on behalf of a homeless person with similar claims.

Thayer asserted, This isnt southern California. People really literally need these tents in order to survive, and the city of Chicago by forcing the dispersal of these tent cities is putting the problem of homelessness out of sight [and] out of mind so they can go back to ignoring it the way they did quite happily before the tent cities formed and became an object for the press and public to notic...


The 2017 Trump Speech on North Korea Media Avoid Discussing The Trump Doctrine The Last Refuge

On November 8th, 2017, President Donald Trump delivered a historic speech to the South Korean National Assembly in Seoul. Amid escalating tensions with North Korea, President Trump outlined his views, policy and perspective for the regional partners while calling for Continue reading


Bill Clinton: Norms of What You Can Do to Someone Against Their Will Have Changed Weasel Zippers

Yikes! And he says the 29 women on SNL who wrote something on Al Frankens behalf should count more than the multiple women who accused him including the first one which he calls into question. Reminder: the first one showed a picture of him grabbing Shannon Tweeds chest. Dead to rights. The question to Bill []


#NeverTrump Republican SPOOKED Suddenly Spending Money on Ads to Smear Pro-Trump Primary Opponent The Gateway Pundit

Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) is a staunch #NeverTrumper.
Sanford is running against Pro-Trump Republican state Rep. Katie Arrington in the Republican primary.

Sanders went on MSNBC to bash President Trump over his sh*thole comments.

Sanford is spooked and started spending money to smear his Republican opponent.
Sanford needs to go.

Vote for Katie Arrington.

Politico reported:

GOP Rep. Mark Sanford has spent the past three years torching President Donald Trump, firmly establishing himself as a staunch critic of the commander-in-chief who, unlike so many others in his party, never came around.

Now hes suddenly at risk of losing his job over it.

The once seemingly safe former South Carolina governor, whos never lost a bid for political office, is sweating in the final days of his primary race against state Rep. Katie Arrington, a political newcomer whos cast Sanford as a disloyal Never-Trumper.

Over the past several weeks, Sanford has launched an 11th-hour TV advertising blitz going directly after Arrington, a sure indication that hes under duress. Hes barnstorming his Lowcountry district. And on Sunday, he released a full-page letter to a local newspaper in which he pleaded with voters to look at the list of things I have gotten done on your behalf and asked them to call him on his personal cell phone if they had any questions.

Sanford is one of a string of Republican lawmakers under mounting pressure over their allegiance to the president. Alabama Rep. Martha Roby, who vowed not to vote for then-candidate Trump after the release of the Access Hollywood tape in which he bragged about sexually assaulting women, has been forced into a primary runoff.

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President Trump Leads The Great Trade Awakening The Last Refuge

One of the greatest gifts President Trump provides through his policy discussion(s) is an awakening to how much U.S. voter perspective has been driven by constructed fallacy. This is especially true in the discussion of domestic economic policy.  There are Continue reading


Trump-Epstein Rape Of 13 Year Old Girl Allegations (Court Filings) Mining Awareness +

Convicted and registered sex offender Jeff Epsteins place, listed in the allegations, is just a stroll through Central Park away from Trump Tower 5th Avenue. Its a little over a mile away.

Warning: If you have not yet reached the age of majority (adulthood), please do not read this post. In most, but not all places, this is age 18. After the link to Trump attorney Michael Cohen threatening a reporter, the lawsuit-allegations become very graphic-explicit in their descriptions. For age of majority (adult) by location see:

One news outlet said that the content of the first filing of the allegations was unbelievable. The opposite is true. Those who have followed Trump will almost certainly recognize Trumps manner in the accusations. It sounds just like the Trump weve come to know since 2016. If Trump is innocent of the allegations, the person who wrote them was a good enough student of Trumps personalit...


Doctor Known For Criticizing Trump Loses Job At Vanderbilt Weasel Zippers

Spending every waking minute on being a Twitter troll against Trump can cut into your work productivity and professionalism. Sucks to be you Via The Hill: A Tennessee doctor known for his barbed social-media criticism of President Trump and who recently sued the president and won has lost his job at Vanderbilt University. []


Hes Ready! President Trump Fires Off Early Morning Tweets From Singapore Zings Haters & Losers The Gateway Pundit

President Trump is ready to go!

The President fired off a pair of very early morning tweets from Singapore, communicating directly to the American people and the world he is already prepping for his meeting with North Koreas Kim Jong Un.

In fact, President Trump has been preparing for the North Korea summit his whole life.

President Trump arrived in Singapore over the weekend for a historical, high stakes meeting with North Koreas Kim Jong Un in an effort to negotiate the de-nuclearization of the Korean peninsula.  

The White House announced this morning that the official Trump-Kim meetings have been moved up to Monday, 9 PM Eastern time, which is Tuesday morning in Singapore.

The president is up early and full of energy as usual.

President Trump fired off an early morning tweet from Singapore and even zinged past presidents who failed to take on North Korea in this manner.

At apprx 5:30 AM local time in Singapore, Trump tweeted: Meetings between staffs and representatives are going well and quickly.but in the end, that doesnt matter. We will all know soon whether or not a real deal, unlike those of the past, can happen!

The President then fired off a second tweet and took a shot at the haters and losers.

Trump tweeted: The fact that I am having a meeting is a major loss for the U.S., say the haters & losers. We have our hostages, testing, research and all missle launches have stoped, (sic) and these pundits, who have called me wrong from the...


MSNBC Host: Im Sure I Shout Insults Like F*ck Trump In the Shower Weasel Zippers

Stephanie Ruhle being hit hard by Trump Derangement Syndrome. HT: Free Beacon


North Korea dictator Kim Jong-Un brought his own toilet to summit with Trump Fellowship of the Minds

That sounds like a joke. But its not. President Trump will meet with North Korea rocket man Kim Jong-Un in a historic, unprecedented US-NK Summit tomorrow in Singapore. Mark Moore reports for the New York Post, June 11, 2018: North Continue reading


UPDATE: ALL CLEARPolice Respond to Report of Active Shooter at the Justice Department; DOJ Swatted? The Gateway Pundit

UPDATE AT END Video posted to Twitter by Adam Tuss, local reporter/anchor the Washington, D.C. NBC affiliate channel, taken in front of the Justice Department shows a group of police officers moving in, BREAK report of active shooter at @TheJusticeDept @nbcwashington on scene as officers move in

Police response, but not confirmation of shooter, by local Fox affiliate.

ABC affiliate reporter on scene.

UPDATE: DOJ swatted? Police give all clear, no sign of any shooter, say call was made by a third party.


Florida Revokes Hundreds Of Gun Permits After Omission Of Background Check By Employee Weasel Zippers

Shows up for work and collects a pay check. Via Fox News: Gun permits were revoked from hundreds of Florida residents after the states agricultural commissioner said that a deceitful employee was unable to log in to the background check system. The state failed to conduct national background checks on tens of thousands of permit []


The Importance of Supporting Aggressive Progressives for Very High-Leverage Offices DownWithTyranny!

Legal scholar, activist, and Berniecrat Zephyr Teachout shocked the NY and the country when she came close to defeating Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary for governor of New York. Now she's running for Attorney General. And she plans to sue Donald Trump over his conflict of interest as a business man. Zephyr also talks about neoliberalism, why the Dems need to be on offense, not defense, and why "it's time for a new 21st century trust-busting." (The Teachout interview starts at 1:50.)

by Gaius Publius

But at my back I always hear
Time's wingd chariot hurrying near;
And yonder all before us lie
Deserts of vast eternity.

Andrew Marvell on the climate crisis

A high-leverage bet is one that risks little for great gain with very favorable odds of success. That combination small risk, great reward, favorable odds happens almost none of the time. Either the market sets the reward appropriate to the risk (if you're risking little with favorable odds, the reward won't be much) or sets the odds appropriate to the gain (if you want a great reward with very little risk, the odds will be very much against you). In these instances, in other words, markets are generally efficient.

But not always. When it looked like Chrysler Corporation would go bankrupt in the late 1970s, its bonds were so undesirable, priced so cheaply, that they paid something like 25% interest per year. If you thought it more than likely that the U.S. government would bail them out if you thought, contrary to the market, that the risk of bankruptcy was actually very low you would have bought them at a very low cost and made a lot of money.

The government indeed bailed them out how could it not? Chrysler was one of the "big three" American automakers, a national symbol and the "bet" turned a very high reward at very low cost for those who spotted the opportunity. Can you imagine making 25% per year on your money today on a company backed by the U.S. government? Opportunities like that are indeed rare and should be taken when identified.

A Low-Leverage Political Bet Controlling the Democratic Party One Elected Official at a Time

Now apply that thinking to the political sphere, in particular to the progressive political sphere. In our first example the goal was to gain a lot of money at favorable odds with a relatively low cost. In that case the thing invested is money. In the political sphere, the parallel goal is to...


AG Sessions: Domestic Violence and Gang Violence No Longer Qualify as Sufficient Reason to Grant Asylum to Immigrants The Gateway Pundit

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday domestic violence and gang violence no longer qualify as sufficient reasons to grant asylum to immigrants.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this ruling at an annual 3-day conference of the Executive Officer for Immigration Review (EOIR) in Virginia.

In a speech to immigration judges Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, It will be your duty to carry out this ruling.

Asylum was never meant to alleviate all problems, even all serious problems, that people face every day all over the world, Sessions said.

Sessions also said in his speech that the American people voted for safe secure borders when they elected Trump in 2016:

Lets be clear: We have a goal. And that goal is to end the lawlessness that now exists in our immigration system. The American people have spoken. They have spoken in our laws and they have spoken in our elections. They want a safe, secure border and a lawful system of immigration that actually works and serves the national interest. Thank you for what you do, lets deliver this for the American people.

Asylum applications exploded under the Obama administration thanks to a dangerous catch and release policy.

Obamas failed policy created a surge in illegal immigration with thousands of migrants demanding asylum at the US-Mexico border every year.

In April, a huge caravan of illegal aliens from Central America marched their way through Mexico to the US border seeking citizenship, stating gang violence as their reason to be granted asylum.

Mondays move by the Justice Department to curb asylum seekers is a start in the right direction but we still need to secure our border with a wall.

There are also millions of DREAMERs demanding citizenship because of Obamas unconstitutional DACA policy.

The post...


Tony-Nominated Actress: Trump Is Not Welcome At Harry Potter Play Weasel Zippers

Trump is devastated, no doubt. Donald Trump is NOT welcome at "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," says actress Noma Dumezweni, who plays Hermione in @JK_Rowling's stage phenomenon (Watch) #TonyAwards Variety (@Variety) June 10, 2018


30 years ago, Jacob Rothschild predicted a global currency by 2018 Fellowship of the Minds

On March 6, 1991, in a speech to Congress then-President George H. W Bush famously and very prematurely declared the beginning of a new world order following the Gulf War the U.S.-led expulsion of Iraqi forces from Kuwait: Now, Continue reading


As The Republicans Shift Further Right, The Democrats Follow Them And Are Now Your Father's GOP DownWithTyranny!

"The Republicans," explained Kyle Kulinski last week, "have shifted further right to some weird brew of theocracy and authoritarianism and fascism and outright oligarchy." He forgot kakistocracy and kleptocracy but no need to quibble. "The Democrats," he continued, "are acting like the Republican Party." In a simple, straight-forward tweet over the weekend, Ro Khanna laid out an economic platform the Democrats need to be running on, something that Pelosi's and Hoyer's PAY-GO bullsit would largely negate: Medicare-For-All, Job Guarantee, debt free public college, and tackling climate change for real. Their ideas on being "fiscally responsible" are according to economist Stephanie Kelton,  "oldthink." Kelton was the Democrats' Chief Economist on the Senate Budget Committee in 2015 and then Bernie's top economic advisor during his 2016 campaign and she regularly preaches against the kind of austerity the establishment of both parties seek to impose on the country. In January she suggested I read Josh Mounds piece from last July, The Democrats Are Eisenhower Republicans. It sounds like Kulinski may have read it as well.
For the last fifty years, the Right has waged a war on objective fiscal analysis in order to further their goal of upward redistribution. Republicans and their conservative allies invoke mainstream studies when they undermine progressive policy ideas, then discard those same analyses when they get in the way of their agenda.

In contrast, Democrats have touted themselves as denizens of the reality-based community and the party of fiscal responsibility, as Bill Clinton often put it.

The result is that, for decades, the parties have operated according to completely different rules on taxing and spending.

When Republicans put forward unrealistic tax and budget proposals, they waive away projected deficits by improbably claiming that economic growth will cover the massive shortfall. When De...



Governo ignora proposta criada por ele mesmo que poderia ajudar casos como o de Marielle The Intercept

Engavetada h trs anos e ignorada pelo governo de Michel Temer, uma proposta de controle mais rgido de munies no Brasil poderia ser a diferena entre solucionar ou no crimes como a morte da vereadora Marielle Franco. Em um pas em que 122 pessoas so assassinadas por dia vtimas de armas de fogo e em que 96% dos homicdios ficam sem soluo, o projeto prope reduzir o tamanho dos lotes de munio comercializados no Brasil hoje, s lotes de 10 mil cartuchos e que sejam vendidos para foras policiais possuem alguma identificao.

O texto, elaborado a pedido do prprio governo por servidores pblicos e ONGs, foi entregue em dezembro de 2015 e deixado de lado. A proposta prev a criao de lotes de munio menores, que permitiriam a rastreabilidade individual e no apenas do rgo adquirente. Com caixas de 50 balas e no de 10 mil, que teriam at o comprador identificado, seria possvel rastrear de forma mais eficiente o seu destino.

A vereadora Marielle Franco e o motorista Anderson Gomes foram executados a tiros em maro. At hoje, quase trs meses depois do assassinato, os criminosos no foram identificados. A munio usada pelos criminosos pouco ajudou na investigao porque fazia parte de um lote de mais de 10 mil cartuchos comprado pela Polcia Federal do Distrito Federal e roubado em 2006.

Um dos investigadores da fora-tarefa da Delegacia de Homicdios do Rio que tenta encontrar os assassinos de Marielle diz que a forma como os lotes de cartuchos so vendidos hoje torna muito difcil identificar os autores dos disparos. At se me dessem um lote de 1.500 balas ficaria difcil de descobrir quem porque iria para vrios batalhes, no iramos ter como saber a pessoa, afirmou o policial, que preferiu no se identificar.

Para determinar de onde vem uma munio, a polcia precisa recorrer a uma empresa privada a Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (CBC), nica fabricante de munies no pas. A medida foi definida em 2004 pelo Exrcito, que consultou a prpria empresa para criar a regulao. Pelo texto, apenas lotes acima de 10 mil cartuchos e vendidos para o governo precisam ser identificados. Voc vai pedir raposa como se protege o galinheiro?, questiona Antnio Rangel Bandeira, integrante do grupo de trabalho que elaborou o relatrio e membro da ONG Viva Rio.

Como as munies hoje vem em lotes muito grandes e depois so redistribuda...


James Woods Breaks the Internet After He Drops Bomb on Obama and Ben Rhodes The Gateway Pundit

James Woods did it again.

Far-left Obama hack Ben Rhodes attacks President Trump on a regular basis either from his Twitter account or from his new spot on MSNBC.

James Woods had enough of Ben Rhodes on Monday and moved in with a kill shot.

Woods hit two birds with one stone and took down Obama and Ben Rhodes at the same time in a viral tweet.

Ben Rhodes attacked President Trumps approach to fair trade with Canada and Europe.

President Trump upset the Group of Seven meeting in Canada by first agreeing to a group statement on trade only to withdraw from it while complaining that he had been blindsided by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus comments after he departed early for Singapore.

On Sunday night President Trump continued to defend America and take swipes at the globalists

Clearly Ben Rhodes prefers his former bosss strategy of bowing to every foreign leader like a weakling.

Rhodes tweeted in response to Trump: The pathetic and embarrassing thing is that Trumps approach will end up hurting our farmers, workers & companies while also surrendering our global leadership.

James Woods broke the internet after he dropped a MOAB on Obama and Rhodes.

Woods tw...


Philly Police Fatally Shoot Shoplifting Suspect As She Drives SUV At Them Weasel Zippers

A former member of the new resistance movement. Via Philly Com: A police officer shot and killed a 36-year-old Philadelphia woman who tried to run him over with an SUV on Saturday after a shoplifting attempt at a Marshalls store in Deptford Township, authorities said Sunday. Two officers were called to the Marshalls, in a []


LIBERAL INSANITY: Democrats Leery if Russia Is Behind Superdelegate Reform The Gateway Pundit

These people are insane.

Democrats are now leery that Russia may have infiltrated their discussions on superdelegate reform.

In a perfect encapsulation of todays divided and Russia-obsessed Democratic Party, Democrats are now fighting over whether the Putin operation is bankrolling superdelegate reform.

The Huffington Post reported:

Momentum is growing within the Democratic National Committee for a significant reform to the partys presidential nominating process, but the proposed change has caused a leading California Democrat to question whether Russian meddling is behind the effort.

The Californian, Bob Mulholland, could provide no proof for his claim. But his comments underscore the resistance the reform push is expected to encounter from some party stalwarts.

At issue is the clout exercised by so-called superdelegates in the partys presidential nominating process. At a Friday meeting of the DNCs Rules and Bylaws Committee in Rhode Island, a majority of that panel expressed support for dramatically reducing the power of superdelegates at the Democratic National Convention by barring them from having a vote on the conventions first ballot.

According to the RNC: Two years after the 2016 primary ended, the Democratic Party has still not agreed on rules that will govern its 2020 presidential nominating process. One major sticking point particularly for Bernie supporters is whether the party will eliminate its 437 superdelegates.

Congressional Democrats are seething over the prospect of that happening, and tensions are so high that an image of police beating Rep. John Lewis at Selmas 1965 voting rights march is being used to discourage superdelegate reform.

The post...


Interview on Davis Aurinis Live YouTube Stream: Suicide by Ex-Wife: The Anthony Bourdain Story Matt Forney

Last night, I joined Davis Aurini and Andy Horde (and later, the Dashing Rogue) for a live YouTube stream, discussing the suicide of Anthony Bourdain, the desperate lives of blue pilled men, demonic oppression, and much more. Click here to listen.

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Ecuadors Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Francisco Carrin Mena? [News - AllGov]

Francisco Carrin Mena, who had left his countrys Foreign Service in 2011, was appointed in December 2017 to be Ecuadors ambassador to the United States.


Carrin was born April 8, 1953, in Quito, Ecuador. He earned a bachelors degree in public and social sciences from Central University of Ecuador in 1974 and a Ph.D. in international sciences in 1978 from the same institution.


Carrin joined Ecuadors Foreign Service in 1974. Beginning in 1982, he was first secretary at the embassy in Paris. He returned to Ecuador in 1988 as adviser and diplomatic coordinator for then-President Rodrigo Borja Cevallos. Carrin was sent to London in 1991 and served as charg daffaires there.


In 1996, Carrin was home again, this time serving as under secretary of national sovereignty. He also served on the team negotiating peace with neighboring Peru. He was named vice-minister of foreign affairs in 1998. Two years later, Carrin was named ambassador to Spain.

He returned to Quito in 2005 as minister of foreign affairs.


Shortly after President Rafael Correa took over in 2007, Carrin was named Correas representative to the Yasuni-ITT initiative. Yasuni-ITT was a proposal that Ecuador would suspend oil extraction from the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini part of the Yasuni national park if the international community would pay Ecuador $3.6 billion to make up for the lost revenue. The plan was abandoned in 2013.


Carrin was named Ecuadors permanent representative to the United Nations in November 2009, serving until 2011, when he left the diplomatic corps because of disagreements with Correas policies. He had been chairman of the UNs Decolonization Committee.


Since then, Carrin has taught and written a newspaper column for Diario El Comercio. During this period, he did serve as president of the International Committee of the United Nations for the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and Their Families. Carrin was appointed U.S. ambassador by Lenn Moreno, who took over the presidency from Correa in May 2017.

Carrin is married and has two children.

-Steve Straehley


To Learn More:

Francisco Carrin Mena: Im Going With the Mission to Open Doors With the United States (Ecuador Times)

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


A Premonition of Gentrification in Harlem Black Agenda Report

A Premonition of Gentrification in Harlem

glen Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:05

The elders told Jenifer Wilson that there would soon be an assault on Harlem to take the community from us, all the spaces. So Wilson founded the Sisters Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center, the only Black-owned bookstore in upper Harlem, in 2007. My efforts became directed to putting my energies in the community.


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Press Briefing from Singapore The Last Refuge

Singapore is approximately 12 hours ahead of the U.S. eastern time zone.  The scheduled meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un will take place around 9:00pm (Monday EDT), which will be 9:00am (Tue) in Singapore. Secretary of State Mike Continue reading


Mumia on King Donald The First Black Agenda Report

Mumia on King Donald The First

glen Mon, 06/11/2018 - 23:58

In a letter to special counsel Robert Mueller, President Trump argued that he has the right to pardon himself. King Donald The First, said Mumia Abu Jamal, the nations best known political prisoner, heeds only the law of power, the law of privilege, the law of wealth.


In Huge Defeat to Leftists, Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Ohios Voting Roll Purge The Gateway Pundit

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Ohio is allowed to purge its voting rolls of voters from the states registration records if they have not voted in a few years.

This is a blow to Democrats who rely on messy voter rolls in order for people to vote multiple times; Dems also love their dead voters.

Fox News reported:

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Ohio is allowed to purge eligible voters from the states registration records if they have not cast ballots in a while.

In a 5-4 ruling issued by Justice Samuel Alito, the high court ruled that Ohios law to trigger the removal of inactive voters from the states registry can be enforced.

State officials argued that the process used by Ohio for more than 20 years is constitutional and legal, and meant to ensure election security.

Civil liberties groups challenged the states program for removing thousands of people from voter rolls based on their failure to vote in recent elections, claiming it violated the National Voter Registration Act.

But Alito said that Ohio is complying with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. At least six other states have similar rules in place, and Mondays decision could lead others to adopt similar procedures.

It is undisputed that Ohio does not remove a registrant on change-of-residence grounds unless the registrant is sent and fails to mail back a return card and then fails to vote for an additional four years, Alito wrote in his opinion.

He concluded: We have no authority to second-guess Congress or to decide whether Ohios Supplemental Process is the ideal method for keeping its voting rolls up to date. The only question before us is whether it violates federal law. It does not.

Ohio has been purging its voter rolls for over 20 years.

The state removes voters from the rolls after the election board sends a notice and if the individual hasnt voted in 4 years.

Justice Alito cited a shocking statistic that 24 million voter reg...


Hurricane Aid Earmarked for Puerto Rico Debt Service Black Agenda Report

Hurricane Aid Earmarked for Puerto Rico Debt Service

glen Mon, 06/11/2018 - 23:54

The appointed board that controls Puerto Ricos finances is trying to divert hurricane relief aid to pay off the islands debt, according to a report by the Center for Economic and Policy Relief. They want to cut more from health services, and cut education spending and all sorts of other public services, to put this money aside for debt service, said CEPR researcher Lara Merling.


Physics is the Simplest Science Rabett Run

Physics is the simplest science, a hard won truth that Eli has reached after many years in many fields. A bunny can do a lot of physics with pencil and paper, maybe even without those if enough homework has been passed in and marked.

This may seem, perhaps, a bit simplistic to some and mistaken to your average physicist, but consider, science is done through a mix of observation and computation. Physicists in the 17th century didnt have to observe very much before they could start generating computational theories using pen and paper and testing them against observation. Physics is simple enough that one only need observe a few things before starting to build theories and compute results that could be compared to observations.

Other areas, not so simple. Lavoisier put it well, you cannot have a science without an agreed nomenclature because without you cannot talk about anything.

The impossibility of separating the nomenclature of a science from the science itself, is owing to this, that every branch of physical science must consist of three things; the series of facts which are the objects of the science, the ideas which represent these facts, and the words by which these ideas are expressed. Like three impressions of the same seal, the word ought to produce the idea, and the idea to be a picture of the fact. And, as ideas are preserved and communicated by means of words, it necessarily follows that we cannot improve the language of any science without at the same time improving the science itself; neither can we, on the other hand, improve a science, without improving the language or nomenclature which belongs to it. However certain the facts of any science may be, and, however just the ideas we may have formed of these facts, we can only communicate false impressions to others, while we want words by which these may be properly expressed
A useful working definition of science, a well liquored and tasty combination of observation, ideas and discussio.

Just to pick the next simplest science chemistry, the nomenclature is voluminous, systematic though it might be, to occupy a huge database and committees of learned souls called together by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry to deal with new discoveries. Biology is worse. A lagomorph might argue that biology began with Linnaeus nomenclature for living organisms and for quite some time stayed there. And then we have geology and the rest of the alphabet soup of the geosciences each with their own dictionary that has to be mastered.

Eli conceptualizes this as the cladistic dimension. The physics dictionary is pretty thin by comparison except where physics meets materials and the other sciences bring their descriptive overload in.

Computationally a lot of physics can indeed be done with pen(cil) or paper depending on how...


Twitter CEO Caves To Liberal Backlash, Says He Was Wrong To Eat Chick-Fil-A Weasel Zippers

To atone for his sin, he must patronize Starbucks on Sunday. Via Daily Caller: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Sunday expressed regret over eating at Chick-fil-A, because of the chicken companys CEOs personal views on gay marriage. Dorsey tweeted a screenshot from his phone that showed a purchase he had made at Chick-fil-A using a []


The State Uses Poverty to Split Workers Black Agenda Report

The State Uses Poverty to Split Workers

glen Mon, 06/11/2018 - 23:49

When you talk about coming out of poverty, youve got to go straight up against this government, said Marian Kramer, head of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and widow of the legendary Detroit activist General Gordon Baker. Kramer spoke at protests against the PGA senior golf tournament and the Whirlpool Corporation in mostly Black and poor Benton Harbor, Michigan, organized by former political prisoner Rev. Edward Pinkney. Poverty, said Kramer, is a tool that they use to constantly split the working class.


Yemen - U.S. Grants Approval For Genocide Moon of Alabama

The genocide in Yemen is going to start tomorrow. Eight million are already on the brink of starvation. Eighteen out of twenty-six million Yemenis live in the mountainous heartlands (green) which are under control of the Houthi and their allies....


Cops Use Suits to Intimidate Activists Black Agenda Report

Cops Use Suits to Intimidate Activists

glen Mon, 06/11/2018 - 23:45

When Seattle city councilwoman Kshama Sawant, of the Socialist Alternative party, denounced the brutal murder of Che Taylor, an unarmed Black man, by police, the two cops sued her for defamation. They want to punish the activists who come out in response to these unlawful killings, said Emerson Johnson, of the Kshama Solidarity Committee. The aim is to intimidate and silence movements -- thats why theyre going after her.


Howard Zinn: The Myth of American Exceptionalism Dandelion Salad

by Howard Zinn Writer, Dandelion Salad Originally posted June 9, 2010 June 11, 2018 Video Lectures March 14, 2005 Running Time: 1:32:02 Americans have long embraced a notion of superiority, claims Howard Zinn. Governor Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony described establishing a city on a hill, to serve the world as a beacon of []


Italy Tilts Trumps Way, Refusing Safe Haven to Child Migrants Saved From Drowning The Intercept

Italys far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, who seems ready to vie even with his hero Donald Trump in cruelty toward the most vulnerable, declared victory on Monday in his campaign to defy international law by refusing to accept more than 600 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean this weekend.

Salvini, who is also Italys new deputy premier, put his Trump-inspired Italians First campaign slogan into practice over the weekend by closing the countrys ports to a rescue ship, the Aquarius, which is carrying 629 migrants saved from drowning, including 123 unaccompanied minors, 11 babies, and seven pregnant women.

The migrants were left stranded at sea, with no idea where they might land until Spains new socialist prime minister, Pedro Snchez, intervened on Monday to offer the migrants safe haven in Valencia.


FIGHTING F*** WITH F*** No More Mister Nice Blog

My initial reaction to this was that it was adolescent and counterproductive:

Robert De Niro had a few choice words for President Donald Trump while the legendary actor was on stage at Sundays Tony Awards to introduce Bruce Springsteens musical performance.

Im going to say one thing, F Trump, De Niro said while pumping his fists in the air. Its no longer down with Trump. Its f Trump.

The political sentiment earned De Niro a standing ovation from the crowd at Radio City Music Hall, while CBS scrambled to bleep the audio on the live telecast.
This sounded about right to me:
I used to think it was good for people to call Trump out, Kenneth Lonergan the liberal playwright behind the best revival of a play nominee Lobby Hero and Oscar-winning screenwriter of Manchester By The Sea told The Washington Post at one gathering. Im just self-defeatist about it. I guess a lot of people like Robert De Niro, he said. But is he really going to change anyones mind? It just becomes more fodder for the right.
The scolds and wingnut gloaters are already out in force:

But here's Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic with some insight into this administration, which we're being asked to treat with respect:
Over the past couple of months, Ive asked a number of people close to the president to provide me with short descriptions of what migh...


Turkey Threatens Austria With Holy War Over Mosque Crackdown Weasel Zippers

Update to this story. ISTANBUL, Turkey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday strongly criticized Austrias move to close mosques and expel Turkish-funded imams, slamming the decision as anti-Islamic and promising a response. These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world toward a war between the cross and []


Change is Slow, Australian Marriage Edition bensozia

Via Marginal Revolutions:

We document the short- and long-run effects of male-biased sex ratios. We exploit a natural historical experiment where large numbers of male convicts and far fewer female convicts were sent to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries. In areas with more male-biased sex ratios, women were historically more likely to get married and less likely to work outside the home. In these areas today, both men and women continue to have more conservative attitudes towards women working, and women work fewer hours outside the home.


This is Chiraq: 11 shootings (3 killed) during three-hour span Fellowship of the Minds

Year-to-date totals: 964 shot and wounded, 187 shot and killed and 1,151 total shot. Guess they need more gun control laws From Fox News: Chicago police say at least 11 people were shot, including three who died, in a three-hour Continue reading


Pro-Palestine Rally In London Met By Make Britain Great Again Counter-Protest (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

At the annual Al Quds march/protest/rally, palestinian and hezbollah supporters take to the streets of Londonistan to protest Israel. Al Quds is the Arabic name of Jerusalem. Actual British citizens turn out to protest this, carrying Make Britain Great Again banners, and apparently supporting Israel.

Times Of Israel reports:

Some 200 pro-Palestinian protesters and a similar number of pro-Israel counter-demonstrators faced off in London on Sunday, as the former group marked the annual anti-Zionist Quds Day.

The event, which takes place in many cities worldwide, but mainly in Iran and some parts of the Muslim world, is held ostensibly to protest Israels annexation of East Jerusalem, which Palestinians see as their capital in any future peace deal. Quds is Arabic for Jerusalem.

One of the speakers at Sundays event was the Anglican Church cleric Stephen Sizer, who in 2015 posted an article to his Facebook page titled, 9/11: Israel did it, which alleged that the Jewish state was behind the 2001 attacks that killed approximately 3,000 people on the east coast of the United States.

Also spotted in the crowd of anti-Israel protesters were anti-Zionist members of the Jewish ultra-Orthodox community who do not recognize the State of Israel, maintaining that the Jewish state should not exist until the messiah appears.

The flag of the Iran-aligned Lebanese terror group Hezbollah was flown at the protest.



MSNBC Hack on DeNiros F**k Trump Speech: I Shout Some of Those Words in the Shower (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Actor Robert DeNiro cursed President Donald Trump live on stage at the internationally broadcast Tony awards Sunday night, saying twice, F*** Trump!

The 72nd annual Tony Awards honoring stage performances was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and broadcast by CBS, which bleeped DeNiros profanity while some other outlets around the world did not.

The Tony Awards audience gave DeNiro a standing ovation.

And they wonder why Middle America tunes them out?

On Monday morning MSNBC hack Stephanie Ruhle responded to actor Robert De Niros F*ck Trump comments.
She screams F-Trump too.
Via Breitbart:

Stephanie Ruhle: Im sure I shout some of those words in the shower. But when you think about what Americans care about, they care about the economy. They care about health care. They care about issues. And many of them believe, whether he is or isnt, that hes delivering for them. When you see celebrities say I hope the economy bottoms out to get rid of Trump, I think that helps Trump.

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Supreme Court Gives Green Light To Ohios Voting Roll Purge Weasel Zippers

Via NBC: In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court gave Ohio a victory Monday in a fight over the states method for removing people from the voter rolls, a practice that civil rights groups said discourages minority turnout. Trump can win over Kim Jong Un by appealing to sense of humor, teacher says At []


Crooked Hillary Attacks President Trump as He Tries to Prevent Nuclear War With North Korea The Gateway Pundit

President Trump arrived in Singapore over the weekend for a historical, high stakes meeting with North Koreas Kim Jong Un in an effort to negotiate the de-nuclearization of the Korean peninsula.  

The White House announced this morning that the official Trump-Kim meetings have been moved up to Monday, 9 PM Eastern time, which is Tuesday morning in Singapore.

Twice-failed presidential hopeful, Crooked Hillary Clinton attacked President Trump Monday morning, as he prepares for the high stakes meeting in an effort to prevent nuclear war.

This is another reason why Hillary Clinton lost the election.

She has no self-awareness; she doesnt care about Americans.

On Monday, Hillary Clinton told her millions of Twitter followers to flood Congress with phone calls over the DOJs recent decision to deem key pieces of Obamacare unconstitutional.

Hillary attacked the President just hours before his historic meeting with Kim Jong-Un. Brilliant.

Hillary Clinton tweeted: Here we go again. The Trump Admin is trying to take away your health care by ending protections for ppl w/ pre-existing conditions. It will hurt millions of Americans. Spread the word. Call your Congress member & tell them to stand up for you: 202-224-3121

The Clinton administrations failed North Korea policy of...


Trump-Kim Meeting Times Moved Up: President to Meet with North Korean Leader at 9 PM ET on Monday Night The Gateway Pundit

The White House announced this morning that the official Trump-Kim meetings have been moved up to 9 PM Eastern time tonight which is Tuesday morning in Singapore.

CNBC reported:

Here is video of President Trumps meeting with Singapore leader Lee Hssien Loong this morning.

Here is President Trumps schedule for the next 36 hours.
Trumps meeting with Kim begins at 9 PM on Monday night.
The Presidents staff will join him for meetings after the private meeting with Kim Jong Un.

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Obama Secretly Meeting With 2020 Presidential Candidates Weasel Zippers

Dude just cant leave us in peace and retire, still trying to control everything with his machinations. Via Free Beacon: Former President Barack Obama has been secretly holding meetings with multiple potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Obama has so far met with at least nine possible candidates at his office in the World Wildlife Fund []


University of Tennessee Professor Claims Diversity of Thought is Racist The Gateway Pundit

In an op-ed published on Friday by Inside Higher Ed, Professor Victor Ray wrote that the rights call for so-called diversity of thought is a Trojan horse for white identity politics.

Professor Victor Ray

Rays article was focused on calls for broadening ideological diversity on campus, as Republican students have frequently been silenced or unable to host speakers who share their views.

In his piece, Ray lays out three faulty premises of support for diversity of thought. He claims that people on the right are not supporting the freedom of ideas in good faith, that that conservative ideas are not marginalized in higher education, and that it should be strongly questioned is the very idea that conservative thought is diverse.

Certain conservative foundations, activists and professors have used diversity of thought as a political tactic to exert power over higher educational institutions. This rhetorical move like appeals to merit or free speech works precisely because everyone likes to believe that so-called diversity of thought is an unabashed good. Robust debate in the search of truth is a general academic principle. The key here is that this is a political project aimed at making racist and misogynist ideas acceptable, Ray wrote.

Ray also claims that the majority of people advocating for [diversity of thought] are white men.

Robust debate in the search of truth is a general academic principle. The key here is that [diversity of thought] is a political project aimed at making racist and misogynist ideas acceptable, Ray contends.

Campus Reform, who first reported on the op-ed has reached out to Ray for comment, but did not receive a response by the time of publishing. Gateway Pundit has also reached out to the far-left professor and will update this story if a comment is provided.

According to Rays bio on the uni...


Save Our Tips, the Campaign Against D.C.s Minimum Wage Hike, Is Run by a Trump Consultant The Intercept

D.C. restaurant Ben's Next Door is one of several in the city showing their stance against Initiative 77 through window signs.


Farrakhan Goes On Unhinged Rant About Jewish Power And Anal Sex Weasel Zippers

Do you know that many of us who go to Hollywood seeking a chance have to submit to anal sex and all kind of debauchery and they give you a little part? Its called the casting couch. See thats Jewish power. #Farrakhan The Final Call News (@TheFinalCall) June 9, 2018 The guy who []


Senator Feinstein Admits to Ignoring Mistreatment of Illegal Immigrants Under Obama (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) claimed that she didnt really know enough about the mistreatment of illegal immigrants to pay attention to it during the eight years that Barack Obama was in office.

Appearing on CNN on Friday, Feinstein was questioned by Jake Tapper about the recent viral photo shared by many Democrats of children in a holding cell. The photo was being used to condemn President Trump but it was taken during the Obama era.

There were a lot of things done to undocumented immigrants that the immigrant community was very upset about during the Obama years, that Democrats didnt seem as outspoken about, Tapper stated. What do you say to people who are saying, where was all this activism during the Obama years?'

Senator Feinstein then admitted that she had previously ignored the issue, and claimed that it is worse now.

I dont believe that it was nearly to the extent that it is today. And candidly, I didnt really know enough about it at that time to focus on it, Feinstein said.

The post Senator Feinstein Admits to Ignoring Mistreatment of Illegal Immigrants Under Obama (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.


A Ticking Time Bomb: MS-13 Threatens A Middle School, Warn Teachers, Parents, Students Weasel Zippers

Via WaPo: The boys had once been friends before MS-13 began recruiting one of them. Now, as other students streamed to class one April morning at William Wirt Middle School in Riverdale, Md., the two teens squared off in the third-story bathroom a fight captured by another student on his cellphone. The MS-13 recruit []


Who Cares What Trump Gives North Korea at the Summit? What Matters Is Preventing Him From Starting a Nuclear War. The Intercept

Last March at the Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump joked, I wont rule out direct talks with Kim Jong Un I just wont. As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, thats his problem, not mine.

This may be the only genuinely funny thing Trump has ever said. And it was funny cause its true. Trumps behavior toward North Korea in 2017 was berserk and terrifying. Equally so was his recent hiring of ultrahawk John Bolton who believes it would be perfectly legal and admirable for the U.S. to attack North Korea right this second as his national security adviser. Trumps bombastic exchange of threats with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was a key reason why the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved its Doomsday Clock to two minutes to midnight, the closest its ever been.

Yet the Washington, D.C., foreign policy Blob (as dubbed by Ben Rhodes, one of Barack Obamas top aides) cannot perceive whats right in front of its face that the danger in this situation comes almost wholly from the United States in general and Trump in particular. Under these circumstances, Trumps willingness to spurn the Blob and meet Kim in Singapore on Tuesday is an unmitigated good, and the only thing that matters about the outcome is whether it will place roadblocks between Trump and a catastrophic, potentially nuclear war. Anything beyond that is lagniappe.

The Blob, however, has spent the past several weeks fretting that the U.S. is gifting North Korea with an unearned photo op, or that Trump will be outmaneuvered and duped into an imperfect deal in other words, concerns that are, at this moment in history, totally irrelevant. Top Senate Democrats have even attacked Trump from the right, demanding that any agreement that provides any sanctions relief to North Korea must require the country to surrender not just its nuclear weapons but all chemical and biological weapons as well.

Daniel Ellsberg, famed for leaking the Pentagon Papers, began his career studying U.S. nuclear strategy at the RAND c...


Italian Interior Minister Salvini Refuses NGO Taxi Ship of 629 Migrants Picked up off Libyan Coast The Gateway Pundit

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini refused to accept an NGO taxi ship carrying 629 migrants from Libya to Italy.

The NGO ship Aquarius is holding the migrants off the coast of Italy and Malta.

Salvini campaigned against the flood of migrants into Italy.

Bleeding-heart liberals pick up the migrants off the coast of Africa and dump them in Italy.
The new Italian government promised to crack down on these operations.

The Local reported:

Hundreds of people on board a migrant rescue boat have been stranded in the Mediterranean between Italy and Malta in a standoff between th...


New York Gang Database Expanded by 70 Percent Under Mayor Bill de Blasio The Intercept

Police officers from the 73rd Precinct of New York confront a group of residents in Brownsville, Brooklyn, on August 22, 2013. Brownsville was considered a hotspot for the Stop and Frisk in New York City.


Palestinians Launch Kite With Explosive Along Gaza Border Amid Latest Clashes Weasel Zippers

Yes, still peaceful. More than 10,000 Palestinian rioters have gathered at five locations along the Israeli-Gaza border on Friday in the latest round of clashes. The Israel Defense Forces said rioters were burning tires and throwing grenades, pipe bombs and rocks at soldiers along the border. They also launched a burning kite with []


Dinesh DSouza to Compare President Trump to Abe Lincoln in Upcoming Film: Death of a Nation The Gateway Pundit

Conservative filmmaker Dinesh DSouza announced his latest project recently to The Hollywood Reporter.

DSouza links President Trump to President Abraham Lincoln the Great Emmancipator in his latest project: Death of a Nation.

The movie is set for an August 3rd release.

Dinesh has been working on the project for a year, before he was pardoned by President Trump earlier this month.

Via The Hollywood Reporter:

In a move that could raise the suspicions of his detractors, recently pardoned Dinesh DSouza tells The Hollywood Reporter that his next movie will liken Donald Trump to Abraham Lincoln, including a poster that morphs an image of the two U.S. presidents.

The poster, unveiled here for the first time, features a U.S. flag, images of slavery, the Civil War, modern-day university riots, Lincolns and Trumps face combined as one and the upcoming films title: Death of a Nation.

The poster also includes DSouzas name and that of Gerald R. Molen, advertised as the Academy Award-winning producer of the two Steven Spielberg films Schindlers List and Jurassic Park.

Death of a Nation draws a provocative analogy between Lincoln and Trump, DSouza tells THR. Not that theyre the same people, but that theyve fallen into the same situation. Not since 1865 have Democrats so dramatically refused to accept the outcome of a presidential election.



Honduran father kills himself in jail while awaiting deportation after he entered US illegally Fellowship of the Minds

From Daily Mail: A Honduran father who was heartbroken after being separated from his wife and child at the US border killed himself while in custody last month. Marco Antonio Muoz, 39, was found dead on the floor of his Continue reading


The dark side of Anthony Bourdain Fellowship of the Minds

Last Friday, June 8, 2018, we were told that Trump-hater celebrity-chef Anthony Bourdain, 61, host of CNNs Parts Unknown, had died that morning in a French hotel of suicide. Bourdain allegedly hanged himself using the belt of his bathrobe. Last Continue reading

Monday, 11 June


Kim Jong Uns Cargo Plane Brought His Personal Portable Toilet to Summit in Singapore The Gateway Pundit

North Korean tyrant Kim Jong Un reportedly brought his own personal toilet with him to the Singapore summit.

The North Korean leader brings a portable toilet with him when he travels with his motorcade in North Korea.

News.AU reported:

A DEFECTOR who served on the North Korean Guard Command has revealed that Kim Jong-un takes a secret toilet everywhere he goes.

The source told The Washington Post that the reason for it was a security measure meant to keep foreign intelligence operatives from collecting any of the North Korean leaders excrement in an attempt to determine the state of his health

There are multiple vehicles within the convoy so that people cannot tell which one he is in, and there is a separate car that acts as his rest room, a source said.

Kim visited South Korea last week in a parade of similar armoured Mercedes-Benz limousines, any one of which could have been the alleged comfort station.

Analysts arent even sure where North Korea got the cars from, let alone how they are equipped, as U.N. sanctions prevent the North Korean government from buying them directly from the automaker.

Former U.S. Secret Service agent Dan Bongino told Fox News that he witnessed over 50 heads of state being transported during his time protecting presidents and never heard of something like a limousine lavatory.


DONALD TRUMP FLASHBACK VIDEO=> Businessman Trump Prepared for North Korea Summit in 1999 The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Joe Hoft

President Trump was correct when he recently said that he has been preparing for the North Korea summit his entire life. In fact, there is video evidence to prove it.

On Friday the President said

President Donald Trump expressed confidence Friday that he is fully prepared for his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but with only days to go until the historic event, Democrats and experts still have reservations about his negotiating strategy.

I always believe in preparation, but Ive been preparing all my life, Trump told reporters outside the White House on Friday morning before leaving for the G7 summit in Canada. He is scheduled to leave there on Saturday morning to travel to Singapore, where he is set to meet with Kim Tuesday to discuss shutting down the reclusive regimes nuclear weapons program.

The President is right and there is video evidence to prove it. Not only has he been negotiating mega deals for a living on some of the priciest and most beautiful real estate properties on earth, he also used these skills to win the US election for President beating 17 Republican hopefuls and the crooked Clinton machine. The President also had a best seller (The Art of the Deal) and held one of the nations number one TV show for years (remember Youre Fired!).

But there is also proof that the President has been thinking about how to deal with North Korea for years.

President Trump was on Meet the Press nearly 20 years ago where he provided his ideas about North Korea.

Donald Trump: The biggest problem this world has is nuclear proliferation.  And we have this country out there, North Korea, that is sort of wacko.  Which is not a bunch of dummies and they are going out and they are developing nuclear weapons And wouldnt it be good to sit down and really negotiate something? And if that negotiation doesnt work youre better to solve the problem now than solve it later.


Navy Review Reveals Serious Seamanship Incompetencies In Junior Deck Officers Weasel Zippers

The officers are up to date on their acceptance of transgenders training. Via Stars and Stripes: Nearly 84 percent of Navy first-tour junior deck officers randomly tested were not competent to drive their ships without raising concerns, particularly when immediate action was required to avoid collision, according to findings the Navy released Wednesday. Instead, many []


Top Democrat Who Rigged Dem Primary Calls President Trump a Vile Wack Job The Gateway Pundit

Top Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz rigged the Democratic Primary against Bernie Sanders. She was a staunch Hillary supporter. It was her turn.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down as DNC Chairwoman after Wikileaks revealed her actions to rig the primary.

Wasserman Schultz is also concerned that the House investigation of her very close IT professional Imran Awan will come back to bite her.

Imran Awan worked for Debbie Wasserman Schultz for thirteen years since she came into office in 2004 as a Florida representative.

Imran and his two Pakistani brothers managed the IT affairs for several Democratic government officials.  They were relieved of their duties in February 2017 on suspicion that they accessed specific computer networks without permission, also known as hacking.

Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives in February 2017.

Imran Awan and his wife Alvi reportedly struck a plea deal this week.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is refusing to bring up charges against Wasserman Shultzs IT expert Imran Awan.

The Awan brothers server with much of the key evidence to the case went missing this past year.

Wasserman Schultz hopes Democrats will take Congress in November so they can bury the Awan scandal.

This week Wasserman Schultz called President Trump a vile wack job.

The Shark Tank reported:

Wasserman Schultz once took issue with then Republican Congressman Allen West for calling her vile and despicable on the House floor.

Now DWS is calling President Trump the very same offense word West called her several years back.

In front of a group of Haitian-American Democrats in Sunrise Florida, the Sun Sentinel tweeted that Wasserman Schultz urged the election of the Democratic Congress to be a check on this vile wack job who is in the White House.

If a Republican m...


The Second Dotcom Crash and the End of Web 2.0 Matt Forney

Roughly a year ago, I took my first book Confessions of an Online Hustler off-sale because I believed that in an age of omnipresent Internet censorship, much of the advice it in was no longer worth charging for. (You can now get it for free by signing up for my mailing list.) Back then, I believed that the struggles myself and other dissident right figures were going through would be temporary. That the clouds would part and we could go back to changing the world.

Its time to face facts: we are in the middle of a second dotcom crash.

What do I mean by this? I mean that Web 2.0, the dominant paradigm of the Internet for the past decade, is dying. Much like how the first dotcom crash wiped out countless startupsand allowed others such as Amazon and eBay to achieve dominancethe second dotcom crash is destroying the livelihoods of everyone who creates online content for a living. Left, right, center, apolitical: independent writers, YouTube hosts, and other creators are being squeezed out to make the Internet safe for corporations and controlled opposition.

Im one of those creators whove been wiped out. Most of you know that I was banned from Twitter in November 2016, losing access to over 10,000 followers who read, promoted, and supported my work. Earlier that year, I was also banned from Amazon Associates, a hit to my income. Two months later, after President Trump was inaugurated, I noticed a sudden and inexplicable drop in my sites search traffic. Because much of my blog income (book sales and affiliate marketing) came via random Internet searches, my cash flow plummeted to the point where I was forced to find a job in order to support myself.

I believe that after the inauguration, Google targeted my site with some kind of anti-fake news algorithm, choking me off from potential new readersand also choking off my ability to make a living. Since then, my search traffic has continued to dwindle, to the point where my audience is roughly the same size it was when I first started this blog back in 2012-2013. Im making sufficiently little money that Id be broke and homeless even in Eastern Europe if I didnt have a day job.

I know that Im not the only person who has dealt with this. YouTubes constant gaslighting of its users is a major case in point. If you create videos or host live streams, its a crapshoot as to whether your subscribers will even see your content. The arbitrary community guidelines system has lead to hosts as diverse as my friend the Bechtloff and G...


U.S. Marines Engaged in Direct Gunfights With ISIS In Syria Weasel Zippers

Via U.S. Marines, attached to special operations forces in Syria, often found themselves in direct-fire gunfights with Islamic State fighters earlier this year, according to the commander of the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response for Central Command. The unit, designed with capability to launch combat forces within six hours anywhere in the CENTCOM theater, sent two rifle companies []


OUR WEAK PRESIDENT No More Mister Nice Blog

In trying to explain President Trump's weekend temper tantrum, White House adviser Larry Kudlow fell back on a core element of Trump's worldview:

"POTUS is not going to let a Canadian prime minister push him around," Kudlow told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." "He is not going to permit any show of weakness on the trip to negotiate with North Korea, nor should he."
"Weak" is one of Trump's go-to insults. He called Justin Trudeau "Very dishonest & weak" in a tweet on Saturday. Heading into the Kim summit, of course Trump is fixated on not appearing weak.

But do you know what really makes him look weak? The fact that he's so desperate not to.

I wonder what would happen if Trump opponents trolled the president by funding billboards all over the country with just a photo of the president and the word WEAK in bold letters. It would be an insubstantial attack on Trump, but if it attained a certain level of publicity, it might drive him nuts -- assuming the billboards weren't destroyed by Trump cultists or banned by First Amendment-averse conservative local governments. If not billboards, maybe a poster campaign in a few cities. Or maybe opponents of Trump, instead of expressing exasperated outrage like Robert DeNiro at the Tonys last night, could simply slip the word "weak" into every critique of the president. I know we're not like right-wingers, who fall into lockstep readily -- now they love Assange and Putin, hate the FBI, and over the weekend they probably discovered a hatred of Canadians they never knew they had, based solely on their Dear Leader's fit of pique. But if we had some discipline on this, could it have an effect on Trump's (very weak) composure?

Yeah -- he might start World War III, just to show he isn't weak.


House Intel Chairman Nunes Gives DOJ Until Tuesday to Hand Over Documents on FBIs Trump Campaign Spy The Gateway Pundit

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) gave the Justice Department until Tuesday to provide documents on the FBIs informant inside the Trump campaign.

The DOJ has until Tuesday to act on the request.

The Department of Justice continues to ignore requests from Congress on their actions against candidate Trump during the 2016 election.
FOX News reported:

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., has given the Justice Department until Tuesday to provide access to documents concerning the FBIs alleged informant looking into any Russian ties to President Trumps 2016 campaign.

In a letter sent Friday to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Nunes said the records should be provided to all committee members and designated staff rather than just the so-called Gang of Eight which refers to Republican and Democratic leaders in both houses of Congress as well as top lawmakers from the intelligence panels.

DOJ continues to obfuscate and delay its production using an array of tactics, such as incorrectly categorizing the requested documents as Gang-of-Eight-level material in order to limit access, wrote Nunes, referring to an April 30 subpoena for the documents. Such conduct by DOJ is unacceptable because the Gang-of-Eight is a legal fiction that has no basis outside of the confines of Presidential approval and reporting of covert actions.

Nunes also wrote, Your continued refusal to permit Members of Congress and designated staff to review the requested documents is obstruction of a lawful Congressional investigation.

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White House Trade Council Director Says Theres A Special Place In Hell For Justin Trudeau Weasel Zippers

The ballet dancer is trying to run with the big dog. Via BI: White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro said on Fox News Sunday there is a special place in hell for any leader who engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald Trump. Navarro was responding to host Chris Wallaces question about []


Can A President-- Even An Illegitimate One-- Be Guilty Of Treason? DownWithTyranny!

The Diplomat by Nancy Ohanian

Yesterday, the NY Times reported that Seor Trumpanzee "upended two days of global economic diplomacy late Saturday, refusing to sign a joint statement with Americas allies, threatening to escalate his trade war on the countrys neighbors and deriding Canadas prime minister as 'very dishonest and weak,' In a remarkable pair of acrimony-laced tweets from aboard Air Force One as he flew away from the Group of 7 summit toward a meeting with North Koreas leader, Mr. Trump lashed out at Justin Trudeau. He accused the prime minister, who hosted the seven-nation gathering, of making false statements."

At the same time, Bloomberg reported that Seor T's comments "undermine the G-7, a bloc that was once a pillar of U.S. foreign policy and has long acted as a defender of the global economic system. It could also cause fresh friction with his northern neighbor as tensions percolate over efforts to redraw the North American Free Trade Agreement." The joint statement Trump refused to sign is the one he had already agreed to, Everyone knows that the fat drug addicted slob in the White House is jealous of the handsome, fit and intelligent Canadian prime minister. Canada's tariffs are about half what the U.S.' are.



Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!

by Noah

By the time you read this, Seor Trumpanzee will have landed in Singapore for his meeting with fellow total nutboy Kim Jong-un. No, his wife Melania isn't traveling with him. Instead, he has taken along his TV wife, Sean Hannity, really.

The fact that Trump thinks he is entitled to a Nobel Prize just for meeting with Kim, let alone actually accomplishing anything of significance for humanity, has been talked about for weeks now. Trump craves the attention a Nobel would garner. He longs to bask in the award's glow. He is desperate for a Nobel, any Nobel, if only because President Obama got one. Whether or not any previous Nobel winners actually deserved a Nobel is of no consequence to a sicko megalomaniac like Donald J. Trump. He dreams obsessively of a Nobel. He thinks that a major award would gain him the respect he dreams about but will never earn. It's all part of the same psychosis that makes him constantly tell us about his huge crowds, his huge electoral victory, his "most successful" administration ever, "people are saying great things about me," etc., etc. and on and on and on and on.

Well, I did think of one "major award" we at DownWithTyranny could give him, and tonight we can give you a picture of it: The Nobel Prize For "Dating" Porn Stars." It's an award that will trigger many happy memories for the man who has to pay $130,000 for sex. We present it in "honor" of Trump's trip to Singapore, a place that is perfect for him, if only because the concept of human rights is barely even acknowledged. Trump, Singapore and Kim Jong-un, the three just go together.

In case you're somehow not familiar with the origin of this award's design, the clip form Jean Shepherd's A Christmas Story will clear that up. In the movie, the "major award" is given to a hapless suburban father who is only identified as Old Ma...


No Rio, se o crime ordena o toque de recolher, o jeito dormir na calada The Intercept

Joo passou a madrugada do ltimo domingo de abril em claro. A cada novo tiro que escutava, pensava na famlia, a poucas quadras de distncia. A regio em que mora em Duque de Caxias, a 25 km do centro do Rio de Janeiro, estava vivendo mais uma noite de toque de recolher, imposto por traficantes de drogas. Ao ser avisado pelos outros passageiros que desceram com ele na estao de trem Corte 8, o garom preferiu no arriscar e montou um improvisado acampamento no lado de fora da estao.

Os cerca de 40 passageiros que o acompanhavam se dividiram. Parte foi para a casa de parentes, e o resto pernoitou nos arredores da estao junto de Joo, que voltava do trabalho em um restaurante na zona sul da capital fluminense. A deciso foi comunicada pelos criminosos em uma srie de udios de WhatsApp que correram pelos celulares dos moradores no sbado e no domingo, horas aps o assassinato de cinco pessoas em um baile funk na regio.

udio atribudo a traficantes da Vila Operria, em Duque de Caxias, em que informado que milicianos da regio da Penha, na zona norte do Rio, iro atacar a regio do bairro Doutor Laureano, tambm em Duque de Caxias, na Baixada Fluminense.

Nos ltimos 16 meses, ao menos 1,7 milho moradores de 55 localidades do Rio e de municpios como So Gonalo, Duque de Caxias, Belford Roxo, So Joo de Meriti, Itabora, Itagua, Mesquita e Angra dos Reis tiveram o direito de ir e vir cerceado por grupos criminosos organizados, segundo levantamento realizado pela reportagem com base em dados fornecidos com exclusividade pela ONG Disque-Denncia. Na cidade do Rio de Janeiro, h registros de casos em ao menos 21 bairros. Ao todo, 10,5 milhes de pessoas moram nesses municpios e 17% delas convivem com situaes de toque de recolher.

The Intercept Brasil ouviu moradores de algumas dessas localidades, onde o toque de recolher passou a fazer parte da rotina. Por motivo de segurana, as pessoas que aceitaram falar esto identificadas com nomes fictcios, caso de Joo.

Nunca me senti to impotente. Estava to perto de casa, mas no podia seguir at l para ver minha famlia, minha mulher e minhas crianas que passaram noite acordadas em meio ao tiroteio, sem saber onde o pai estava. E eu l perto, na estao, conta Joo, que no tinha crditos no telefone para ligar para a famlia e s foi escutar os udios que decretavam o toque de recolher na segunda-feira.

O udio supostamente disseminado por traficantes da Vil...


Con-Artist Son of a Bitch UNHINGED ROBERT DeNIRO Blasts Trump in Profane-Laced Speech to High School Students The Gateway Pundit

Robert DeNiro used an awards ceremony speech for high school students this week to go on a profane rant about President Trump, even comparing the president to Nazi leader Adolph Hitler.

Trump and Republicans in Congress have a problem telling the truth, DeNiro warned while addressing student recipients of the Rosemary Breslin American Writer Award in New York.

What does the truth even mean today? I mean, if youre Donald Trump it doesnt mean anything. If youre cowardly Republican enablers in Congress you dont let the truth stand in the way of pathetically clinging to power, he said as the audience laughed and applauded. Our country is led by a president who believes he can make up his own truth. And we have a word for that bullshit.

The 72-year-old Godfather star argued Trumps mental health makes him unfit for office.

You might say, as have many professionals, that Trump manifests a serious mental illness that renders him psychologically incapable of discharging duties of the President of the United States, he said. That hes afflicted with a narcissistic personality disorder.

That hes a congenital liar. A mean-spirited, soulless, amoral, abusive con-artist son of a bitch. Fuck Donald Trump, he continued. And I say this, cause I am not political, but I am now. You guys are the future.


DeNiro, who threatened to punch Trump in the face during the 2016 election, then argued the president is no different than Adolf Hitler, whose leadership of Nazi Germany during World War II led to mass genocide that killed over 60 million people.

Were in a dangerous situation with Hitler, with other despots, people didnt take them seriously, they laughed at them, he remarked. And then what happened, they turned around and it was too late. We cant let that happen in this country and you guys are the ones to do it.

Some members of the audience continued to cheer as DeNiro slighted the president. But others were turned off.

Inappropriate, one woman could be heard interjecting. What does this have to do with the kids?

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President Trump Monday Schedule and Events in Singapore The Last Refuge

President Trump Twitter Feed HERE Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Twitter Feed HERE Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Twitter Feed HERE U.S. State Department Twitter Feed HERE State Dept Spox Heather Nauert Twitter Feed HERE Dan Scavino Twitter Feed HERE U.S. Continue reading


June 11th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #508 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


Monday June 11th 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


F*** Trump! Robert DeNiro Curses President at Tony Awards as Trump Tries to Prevent Nuclear War The Gateway Pundit

Actor Robert DeNiro cursed President Donald Trump live on stage at the internationally broadcast Tony awards Sunday night, saying twice, F*** Trump!

The 72nd annual Tony Awards honoring stage performances was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and broadcast by CBS, which bleeped DeNiros profanity while some other outlets around the world did not.

President Trump is in Singapore for a high stakes meeting with North Koreas Kim Jong Un in an effort to prevent a nuclear war with the rogue communist nation by pressuring it to give up its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

The Tony Awards audience gave DeNiro a standing ovation.

Im gonna say one thing: F*** Trump! (Long, loud cheers and standing ovation from the Tonys audience.) Its no longer down with Trump, its f*** Trump!'


The Global Elites LewRockwell

Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Random House, 2018

To review Skin in the Game is a risky undertaking. The author has little use for book reviewers who, he tells us, are bad middlemen. Book reviews are judged according to how plausible and well-written they are; never in how they map the book (unless of course the author makes them responsible for misrepresentations).

The risk is very much worth undertaking, though, because Skin in the Game is an excellent book, filled with insights. These insights stress a central antithesis. Irresponsible people, with what C.D. Broad called clever silly intellectuals prominent among them, defend reckless policies that impose risks on others but not on themselves. They have no skin in the game, and in this to Taleb lies their chief defect.

Interventionist foreign policy suffers from this defect. A collection of people classified as interventionistas who promoted the Iraq invasion of 2003, as well as the removal of the Libyan leader in 2011, are advocating the imposition of additional such regime change on another batch of countries, which includes Syria, because it has a dictator. So we tried that thing called regime change in Iraq, and failed miserably. But we satisfied the objective of removing a dictator. By the same reasoning, a doctor would inject a patient with moderate cancer cells to improve his cholesterol numbers, and proudly claim victory after the patient is dead, particularly if the postmortem showed remarkable cholesterol readings.

But what has this to do with risk? The fallacy of the interventionists, Taleb tells us, is that they disregard the chance that their schemes will fail to work as planned. A key theme of Talebs work is that uncertain outcomes mandate caution.

And when a blowup happens, they invoke uncertainty, something called a Black Swan (a high-impact unexpected event), not realizing that one should not mess with a system if the results are fraught with uncertainty, or, more generally, should avoid engaging in an action with a big downside if one has no idea of the outcomes.

The same mistaken conception of risk affects economic policy. For instance, bank blowups came in 2008 because of the accumulation of hidden and asymmetric risks in the system: bankers, master risk transferors, could make steady money from a certain class of concealed explosive risks, use academic risk models that dont work except on paper then invoke uncertainty after a blowup and keep past income what I have called the Bob Rubin trade.

Instead of relying on mathematical models, economists should realize that the...

Where, Why, and When LewRockwell

In any analysis of contemporary international politics it pays to be cautiously pessimistic. As the default mode one can generally expect that any way in which things can go wrong to threaten the peace and security of the planet, they will. Anticipation of improvement is a chumps bet.

Thats why the analysts gut instinct rebels at any indication that things overall may be moving in a positive direction, however haltingly or indirectly. But consider:

Forget Your Flying Teslas LewRockwell

The ill-feeling among leaders of the G-7 nations essentially, the West plus Japan was mirrored early this morning in the puking financial market futures, so odious, apparently, is the presence of Americas Golden Golem of Greatness at the Quebec meet-up of First World poobahs. Its hard to blame them. The GGG refuses to play nice in the sandbox of the old order.

Like many observers here in the USA, I cant tell exactly whether Donald Trump is out of his mind or justifiably blowing up out-of-date relationships and conventions in a world that is desperately seeking a new disposition of things. The West had a mighty good run in the decades since the fiascos of the mid-20th century. My guess is that were witnessing a slow-burning panic over the impossibility of maintaining the enviable standard of living weve all enjoyed.

All the jabber is about trade and obstacles to trade, but the real action probably emanates from the energy sector, especially oil. The G-7 nations are nothing without it, and the supply is getting sketchy at the margins in a way that probably and rightfully scares them. Id suppose, for instance, that the recent run-up in oil prices from $40-a barrel to nearly $80 has had the usual effect of dampening economic activity worldwide. For some odd reason, the media doesnt pay attention to any of that. But its become virtually an axiom that oil over $75-a-barrel smashes economies while oil under $75-a-barrel crushes oil companies.

Mr. Trump probably believes that the USA is in the catbird seat with oil because of the so-called shale oil miracle. If so, he is no more deluded than the rest of his fellow citizens, including government officials and journalists, who have failed to notice that the economics of shale oil dont pencil out or are afraid to say. The oil companies are not making a red cent at it, despite the record-breaking production numbers that recently exceeded the previous all-time-peak set in 1970. The public believes that were energy independent now, which is simply not true because we still import way more oil than we export: 10.7 million barrels incoming versus 7.1 million barrels a day outgoing (US EIA).

Shale oil is not a miracle so much as a spectacular stunt: how to leverage cheap debt for a short-term bump in resource extraction at the expense of a future that will surely be starved for oil. Now that the world is having major problems with excessive debt, it is also going to have major problems with oil. The quarrels over trade arise from this unacknowledged predicament: there will be less of everything that the economically hyper-developed nations want and need, including capital. So, whats shaping up is a fight over the table-scraps of the banquet that is shutting down.

That quandary is surely enough to make powerful nations very nervous. It may also prompt them to actions and outcomes that were previously unthinkable. At the moment the excessive debt...

Great Fortunes Will Be Made in North Korea LewRockwell

The world will be closely watching as a historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un takes place on Tuesday 12 June in Singapore, to discuss nuclear disarmament. North Korea has already taken steps to denuclearize by ending nuclear and long-range missile tests, and the question is whether the meeting will lead to further dismantling. Jim Rogers, legendary investor and chairman of Rogers Holdings, spoke to IG ahead of the summit and said he is very, very keen to invest in North Korea, adding that there will be great fortunes made in North Korea once this opens up. Rogers clarifies that he is unable to invest in North Korea at the moment but said he thinks North Korea today is where China was in 1981.

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Who Created It and How Do You Get In It? LewRockwell

The Bilderberg Group is holding another of its secrecy-laden meetings. Some see the gathering as a chance for the global elite to hobnob and work out a common policy. Others claim its a shadow world government. Daniele Scalea, an analyst from the Machiavelli Center for Political and Strategic Studies, says the truth is somewhere in between.

Sputnik: Mr. Scalea, what is the Bilderberg Group? Who created it and to what purpose?

Daniele Scalea: The Bilderberg Group is a sort of elite club which meets annually. It was founded in the 1950s, and gathered the representatives of the political, economic and social elite of North America and Europe. The initiative was part of the Atlanticist effort against the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The founder of the group was exiled Polish politician Jozef Retinger, founder of the Council of Europe and the European Movement, acting with the approval of the White House and the patronage of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands.

The aim of maintaining the link between the US and Europe was not lost even after the dissolution of the USSR, but gradually the emphasis shifted to promoting ideas of a free market and global governance.

The Bilderberg Group is a perfect example of a transnational and cosmopolitan elite, which has dictated its rules to politicians and media over the course of many years. Therefore, some conspiracy theorists have exaggerated its role by painting it as a real world government.

Sputnik: Each year, 120-150 people from various countries meet for the Bilderberg meeting. The meetings closed nature and the heavy security measures surrounding them create an aura of mystery. What sorts of characteristics must a person have to be accepted into this club?

Daniele Scalea: They must be a member of the establishment of the economic, political or cultural elite. Furthermore, their views must be in line with the position of this establishment; i.e., he or she must actively support globalism the scenario under which the entire world should be united by a single economic and ideological system, as well as a unified structure of administration and control. But there are also members of the club who do not necessarily share these guiding principles.

Where To Stash Your Cash LewRockwell

How to safely store your money for a variety of circumstances. How to store it in your bug out bag so it doesnt get lost or stolen the moment youre on the move. How to store it physically in your home where thieves and (if push comes to shove) the government wont be able to find it. If youre lucky enough to live on enough land where making a cache makes sense, how to do that effectively, mostly so you dont forget about it.

The first rule to storing valuables is to not tell anyone where you put them. Your spouse, adult children, and closest friends are pretty much the only exceptions to this. Young children might tell someone if pressured but, you know best how your child would handle such a secret.

The more people who know where your money is the bigger chance they tell someone they shouldnt. You also, ideally, shouldnt be seen by anyone adding to or taking from the storage, so they cant put two and two together.

While you might trust your neighbors and friends right now, when SHTF they may attempt to steal from you. In the meantime, they could gossip about your stash with unsavory characters, not realizing that their distant nephew, for example, may take advantage of that knowledge. Prepping for theft is just as important as prepping for any other unfortunate circumstance.

Cash in Your Bug Out Bag

Keeping a wad of cash in your bug-out-bagemergency car kit, or get-home bag is a smart idea. If the power goes out cash will still be accepted and that can get you anything you need, from supplies to bribes. Even if civilization is collapsing, most people wont think of the disaster as long term and will still be moved by a flash of a hundred dollar bill.

Ideally, you would have both small bills and large bills. Dont carry coinsthey make noise and are heavier. Just have a few fives instead, some vending machines these days even take cash. Still, the cash is no good to you if they get stolen, so where do you stash them?

First, place the cash in a water-proof bag, a generic Ziploc bag will do. Then you want to place the bag inside of an unassuming container within your baga place a thief would never think you would hide money, that ideally takes some time to open. Ideally, if someone decides to dump out your bag, or if you take a tumble, the cash wont be visible when it falls out. Possibilities include:

  • inside a flashlight
  • inside an empty water bottle
  • among bandages/gauze pads in your first aid kit
  • taped beneath the sole in your extra hiking boots
  • inside your water filter, if it fits
  • ...

I Watched Putins 4 Hour Q and A LewRockwell

a blogger wanted to know why there are virtually no electric cars in Russia. Putin explained that electric cars actually mostly run on coal, which is whats used to generate the electricity they run on, and coal is not an environmentally friendly fuel  The blogger was positively shocked by this bit of non-news. Teslas burn coal, very inefficiently; I hope you already knew this.

Yesterday I spent four hours watching television. This is not something I normally do because I find the entire television medium tedious, boring and a waste of time. All television programs are, in my case, a bad idea, because I dislike being programmed. In fact, I dont even own a TV. When I need to watch something, I do so in a window on the screen of my laptop. But this was a special occasion.

What I watched was Putins nearly four-hour annual live Q&A marathon. People all over Russia submitted questionsover 2.3 million of themby calling in, writing in, texting, recording videos, giving interviews to television crews. A very large team then organized the questions into general themes and prepared the most representative and best-expressed ones to be presented. A fair number of questions were asked live, on screen.

The main reason I watched the whole thing was because I had asked Putin a question, and I wanted to see if he was going to answer it. He did.

A news story covering Putins answer to the authors question.

Isnt it in Russias interest to attract as many of them as possible, by making the process by which they can return to Russia easy and pleasant?

My specific question wasnt read out on the air, but it appears that my question, or similar ones, filtered through, because Putin definitely answered it. Also, some of the same points were made in front of television cameras by a group of refugees from Eastern Ukraine. They pointed out that the laws require them to go home every 90 days, but home to wherea war zone? They have children that have already been traumatized by having to hide in bomb shelters while their homes were being shelled by the Ukrainian military. They also pointed out that to apply for permission to stay, then residency, then citizenship, they have to spend money on meeting paperwork requirements, and to make that money they have to work, but they arent allowed to work until they meet the paperwork requirements: a Catch-22.

Putins answer was:

We will go down the path of liberalizing everything connected with receiving Russian citizenship.

He mentioned that there already exist new legislative proposals. He spoke about the echo of the low birth rate during the 1990s and made it clear that attracting compatriots is a priority. He asked that the Minister of Internal Affairs be video-conferenced in and told him:

You are required to initiate these p...

Cash for Clunkers 2 LewRockwell

Cash for Clunkers stimulated demand for new cars in the manner of digging holes and then filling them up again. It reduced the available supply of good used cars by paying people to throw away perfectly good used cars.

Something similar is under way right now, but its subtler and so most people havent noticed it yet.

Unless theyve begun shopping around for a used car. If they have, they will have noticed an uptick in used car prices; that certain makes/models and years are not holding their value but gaining it.

That is contrary to the usual natural course of things. Cars age, accrue miles and depreciate (lose value). People replace them with new cars. But the latest crop of new cars has technology many people dont want and so theyre not buying new but looking for old.

Just old enough to not have the latest safety technologies, such as steering assist which vies with you for control over the car. Or automated emergency braking that peremptorily slams on the brakes when theres no emergency (hyper-caution is programmed into the system). Or drive-by-wire control over throttle and transmission which means no mechanical control over the engine or the transmission. If the engine decides to floor itself, theres not much you can do except hang on and hope for the best  especially if the transmission (gear selector) is drive-by-wire, too and so theres no mechanical way to force the transmission into Neutral in order to at least disconnect a run-away engine, if you cant shut the damned thing down.

Almost all new cars also have electric parking brakes rather than manual (drive-controlled) emergency brakes and many people  me among them are not comfortable driving a car that cant be manually stopped in the event of an emergency.

These technologies are being practically force-fed to the public by the combined efforts of the car industry which has decided theres gold in them thar hills, that it is better to join em than to fight em and so lets make this stuff standard and thus make more money and, of course, the safety apparat in Washington, which has every incentive to mandate whatever is possible and no incentive at all to leave it up to the buyers, since that places control in their hands rather than the apparats.

The result is that even entry-level and family-priced cars now commonly have some or even all of the features just described, which just two or three years ago were very rare and mostly found only in high-dollar cars.

Within another couple of years, it will probably be impossible to find a new car that doesnt come standard with most of these features as well as other features that are currently in development including passive alcohol detectors and direct-link communication with smart roads for purposes of tax-by-mile programs (already being implemented) as well as other things, including giving the gove...

The Eerie Silence LewRockwell

In a recent communication between Randy Credico, an Assange supporter, comic and radio producer, and Adam Schiff, the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, Assanges fear of arrest and extradition to the US was confirmed by the leader of the Russia-gate frenzy.

Credico received the following response from Schiff after meeting the Congressmans staff, in which Credico was trying to connect Assange with Schiff: Our committee would be willing to interview Assange when he is in U.S. Custody and not before.

Dennis Bernstein spoke with John Pilger, a close friend and supporter of Assange on May 29. The interview began with the statement Bernstein delivered for Pilger at the Left Forum last weekend in New York on a panel devoted to Assange entitled, Russia-gate and WikiLeaks.

Pilgers Statement

There is a silence among many who call themselves left. The silence is Julian Assange. As every false accusation has fallen away, every bogus smear shown to be the work of political enemies, Julian stands vindicated as one who has exposed a system that threatens humanity. The Collateral Damage video, the war logs of Afghanistan and Iraq, the Cablegate revelations, the Venezuela revelations, the Podesta email revelations these are just a few of the storms of raw truth that have blown through the capitals of rapacious power. The fakery of Russia-gate, the collusion of a corrupt media and the shame of a legal system that pursues truth-tellers have not been able to hold back the raw truth of WikiLeaks revelations. They have not won, not yet, and they have not destroyed the man. Only the silence of good people will allow them to win. Julian Assange has never been more isolated. He needs your support and your voice. Now more than ever is the time to demand justice and free speech for Julian. Thank you.

Dennis Bernstein: We continue our discussion of the case of Julian Assange, now in the Ecuadorian embassy in Great Britain. John Pilger, it is great to talk to you again. But it is a profound tragedy, John, the way they are treating Julian Assange, this prolific journalist and publisher who so many other journalists have depended on in the past. He has been totally left out in the cold to fend for himself.

John Pilger: I have never known anything like it. There is a kind of eerie silence around the Julian Assange case. Julian has been vindicated in every possible way and yet he is isolated as few people are these days.  He is cut off from the very tools of his trade, visitors arent allowed. I was in London recently and I couldnt see him, although I spoke to people who had seen him. Rafael Correa, the former president of Ecuador, said recently that he regarded what they are doing to Julian now as torture.  It was Correas government that gave Julian political refuge, which has been betrayed now by his successor, the government led by Lenin Moreno, which is back to sucking up to the Unit...

How To Make a Quick and Easy Smoke Bomb LewRockwell

Youre lost in the woods, without phone service, and you need a way to signal your location to rescuers on the ground or low-flying aircraft.

Your city is roiled in rioting and chaos, some bad dudes are advancing towards you, and you need to create a distraction to escape and evade them.

Its a weekend afternoon, your kids are bored, and youd love to show them a fun and fiery science experiment.

Whether for survival, tactical, or experimental purposes, smoke bombs can be employed in a variety of scenarios.

Theyre cheap, small and portable, and incredibly easy to make at home. You can keep them in hiking packs, car glove compartments, garages, etc. You never know when one will come in handy and either provide some weekend entertainment, or perhaps even save your life. Below, I walk you through the simple steps in making homemade smoke bombs on your kitchen stove.

Note: You are of course playing with fire for this experiment, so be prepared and be safe. A bucket of water (or fire extinguisher) is good to have on hand, and when lighting the bomb, use protective eyewear and some sort of breathing filter/mask. The smoke can be toxic, and if the wind blows the wrong way you could be accidentally inhaling it.


  • Cast iron skillet. I actually bought this one on the cheap on Amazon for the purposes of this experiment. Dont go wrecking one of your existing skillets by making a smoke bomb in it.
  • Potassium nitrate. This is the chemical component of your smoke bomb. Its often available at local garden centers, as its used in a variety of lawn/landscaping products. On Amazon, I ended up getting a product called Spectracide, which is marketed as a stump rem...

$28,166: What It Costs To Provide Health Care LewRockwell

One of the primary reasons why the middle class in America is disappearing so rapidly is because of skyrocketing health care costs.  Families all over the country are being absolutely crushed by extremely high health insurance premiums, ridiculously high deductibles and very large out-of-pocket expenses that were not anticipated.  In fact, medical bills are the number one reason why individuals go bankrupt in the United States today.  Once upon a time, the medical profession was all about helping people, but today it has become a heartless money-making operation that is dominated by health insurance corporations and pharmaceutical companies.  If we do not make major changes quickly, our out of control health care system will destroy the middle class in our country all by itself.

I knew that health care costs were astronomical, but I had no idea that health care costs for an average family of four for one year had hit $28,166

The total costs for a typical family of four insured by the most common health plan offered by employers will average $28,166 this year, according to the annual Milliman Medical Index.

The estimate includes the average cost of health insurance paid by employers and employees, as well as deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses.

That is a crazy amount of money.  Once upon a time, you could buy an entire house in America for $28,000.  But now that will only cover health care costs for a single year.

The largest portion of that amount goes to pay for health insurance.  For those that receive health benefits at work, usually the employer pays most of that bill

Last year, the premium for the most popular health plan offered by employers what is known as a preferred provider organization   for family coverage was $19,481, according to the annual survey done by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust.

Employers paid $13,430 and employees paid $6,050 of the premium on average.

When you break down that total, it comes to more than $1,500 a month just for health insurance.

That is insane.

And of course those of us that are self-employed or that work for businesses that dont provide health insurance have to pay for it all on our own.

Needless to say, that can be financially crippling.  And thanks to Obamacare, it is harder than ever before.  Not too...

Is Painful Gout Making You Miserable? LewRockwell

A quick look at the average western diet presents an obvious truth when it comes to the state of wellness in the west; for the most part, we are eating ourselves sick.

Interestingly, how we combat the reality of our sick state is often disconnected from the reasons why we got sick in the first place; our diets. What if doctors prescribed dietary changes first before even looking at medication, especially if its not needed? What if food was seen as a mechanism to prevent illness? I believe there is a growing body of people looking at our diets in this manner, but for the most part were blind to the fact that our diet is likely one of the biggest contributors to why we are sick.

Of course emotions and our state of being is another huge factor, but lets start here for now.

A recent study found that a diet rich in acidic foods increases uric acid levels in the body, leading to conditions such as gout (form of arthritis), joint pain, and uric acid crystallization.

What you might notice here is that the average western diet is very acidic, so is it any surprise that so many struggle with these conditions?

Peter was suddenly jolted from his sleep by a sharp and throbbing pain in his left foot. He looked down to see that his big toe was extremely swollen and red, so tender and sore that even the lightest friction from the bed sheet was too much to bear. This was becoming a common occurrence in his life, a highly inconvenient one at that.

Wendy could barely function at work. She struggled to even finish her morning coffee for fear of having to go to the bathroom, for every time she did, she would nearly pass out from the immense pain shooting through her belly and pubic area. This was her second case of kidney stones in the same year.

If you or somebody you know is suffering from kidney issues, joint pain, or a condition known as gout, then you probably know how unfortunate it is to experience a lower quality of life at the hands of a debilitating ailment.

According to Global RPH, approximately 2 million people suffer from gout, a form or arthritis, 75-90% of which are men. Gout has been known to lead to painful conditions such as kidney stones due to the build up of uric acid in the blood or urine.

Although there are multiple factors which can lead to high levels of uric acid in the body, a recent study suggests that uric acid build-up can be linked to one substantial factor an ...


Trump Is An Embarrassment To Our Country DownWithTyranny!

India and Brazil have much larger economies than Russia? So why not them?

Earlier today, the New York Times reported that Chief of Staff John Kelly told senators what it's like working in the White House for Trump: "a miserable place to work." In Saturday morning's comparison between Trump and a buffoonish predecessor on the world stage from fin de sicle, Wilhelm II, German Kaiser from 1888 until 1918, my favorite similarity was Miranda Carter's observation that "One of the many things that Wilhelm was convinced he was brilliant at, despite all evidence to the contrary, was 'personal diplomacy,' fixing foreign policy through one-on-one meetings with other European monarchs and statesmen. In fact, Wilhelm could do neither the personal nor the diplomacy, and these meetings rarely went well."

Over the weekend Trump claimed that on a 1-10 scale his relationships with world leaders is a solid 10. He's as delusion as Wilhelm was, who was saved by Woodrow Wilson from being hanged. None of the leaders of America's allies can even stand him. He's popular with fascists and authoritarians like himself-- especially Putin, who helped put him in the White House to harm America and break up NATO. Yesterday CNN reported that he doubled down on his call for Russia to be readmitted into the G7 and blamed his predecessor for Russia's aggression in Crimea. I wonder if anyone told the orange orangutan anything about the Crimea or even where it is.


President Trump: Trade Tariffs Will Continue Until Trade Reciprocity Improves The Last Refuge

President Trump affirms the U.S. position to use targeted tariffs to assert reciprocity as the trade standard.  Free and fair trade is the goal via removing tariffs and non trade barriers:


Trump Continues to Defend American Workers: Blasts Canada, Justin Trudeau, EU and Germany for Unfair Trade Policies with US The Gateway Pundit

President Donald Trump took more swipes at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada over trade issues on Sunday night from Singapore as he prepared for his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

President Trump upset the Group of Seven meeting in Canada by first agreeing to a group statement on trade only to withdraw from it while complaining that he had been blindsided by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus comments after he departed early for Singapore.

On Sunday night President Trump continued to take swipes at the globalists.

President Trump: Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal. According to a Canada release, they make almost 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with U.S. (guess they were bragging and got caught!). Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%. Then Justin acts hurt when called out! Why should I, as President of the United States, allow countries to continue to make Massive Trade Surpluses, as they have for decades, while our Farmers, Workers & Taxpayers have such a big and unfair price to pay? Not fair to the PEOPLE of America! $800 Billion Trade Deficit And add to that the fact that the U.S. pays close to the entire cost of NATO-protecting many of these same countries that rip us off on Trade (they pay only a fraction of the cost-and laugh!). The European Union had a $151 Billion Surplus-should pay much more for Military! Germany pays 1% (slowly) of GDP towards NATO, while we pay 4% of a MUCH larger GDP. Does anybody believe that makes sense? We protect Europe (which is good) at great financial loss, and then get unfairly clobbered on Trade. Change is coming!


Susan Rice: Trumps Calls to Readmit Russia to G7 Disgraceful, Outrageous (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

National Security Adviser to former President Obama, Susan Rice, repudiated President Trump Sunday after Trump called on Russia to be readmitted to G7.

Russia was expelled from the group then known as G8 (Group of Eight) in 2014, after the majority of member countries allied against its annexation of Crimea the first violation of a European countrys borders since World War II.

Trump first expressed support for Russias readmission into the G-7 on the White House lawn Friday before departing for the G7 summit in Canada.

Whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run, he said. And in the G-7, which used be the G-8, they threw Russia out. They should let Russia come back in because we should have Russia at the negotiating table.

The president doubled down on Saturday upon his departure from the summit for Singapore, blasting the Obama administration for allowing Russia to annex Crimea.

Obama, was the one that let Crimea get away. He allowed Russia to take Crimea. I may have had a much different attitude, Trump said. I think it would be an asset to have Russia back in. I think it would be good for the world. I think it would be good for Russia. I think it would be good for the United States. I think it would be good for all of the countries of the current G7. I think the G8 would be better.

Trumps insistence that Russia should be allowed back into the international partnership is disgraceful, Rice lamented Sunday on CBS Face the Nation..

Rather than understand Russia is our adversary, Russia had taken on behavior that is absolutely reprehensible. For the president of the United States to suggest all is forgotten, that that doesnt matter, that we are fine with one country annexing another countrys sovereign territory and we should just welcome them with open arms into a community of democracies is outrageous, she said.Its a disgraceful statement. The fact of the matter is Russia had invaded Georgia. It then had invaded Ukraine. We rallied the entire European Union and many other partners to impose tough sanctions on Russia for its annexation. We supported the Ukrainian government to build up its defensive military capacity, and along with our G7 partners, we agreed that Russia should no longer be part of this community of the G8.

Thats outrageous, she continued. The United States has long upheld international law. It was the most brazen violation of another countrys sovereignty thats occurred in recent years. For the president of the United States to blame his predecessor rather than to understand that Russia is our adversary Russia has taken on behavior that is absolutely reprehensible, includin...


With The DCCC Ignoring Her District Dayna Steele Can Make History By Beating Brian Babin In Texas DownWithTyranny!

If Dayna Steele, who won her primary, 72% to 28%, and will now move on to face far right incumbent, Brian Babin, was just another garden variety Democrat there would be little reason to talk about their November contest. But she isn't. Dayna is an icon in the district, once the music director for KLOL, Houston's top rock station. Everyone knows her as the person who introduced them to their favorite artists. She starts with a bigger name recognition, at least in the Houston part of the district, than the backbencher incumbent.

TX-36 has a prohibitive R+26 PVI, a district Trump won with 72%. But because they already know-- and like-- Dayna, voters in the sprawling east Texas district are willing to hear her out. When she talks to the voters about Medicare-For-All, making community college and career training free, a $15-an-hour minimum wage, fighting for sensible gun reform, the right to choice, equal pay, protection from sexual harassment, and equal opportunity, passing the DREAM Act and rejecting Trump's Wall, progressive issues start making sense to people who have listened to too much Fox News for their own good. She told me that following the March primary, an election judge in her district reached out to say, "I've never seen so many Republicans walk into our polling place and ask how to vote for a Democrat, specifically Dayna Steele."

Dayna sees hope where other Democrats have been too scared to try. In 2016 the Democrats didn't even run a candidate against Babin. "Not only are we seeing a growing Blue Wave in Texas," she told us, "we are also seeing a growing concern for our very Democracy among honest, hard-working Americans. So much so, that independents, undecideds, and even many Republicans are coming to our campaign to say 'I will vote for you. I will work for you. I will donate to you.' Why are these unlikely groups reaching out specifically to our campaign? Because we all agree that this administration is being careless with our security, careless with our money, careless wit...


Skeptical Grassley Really Wants To See Michael Flynns 302 File But FBI Refuses. Why? Weasel Zippers

Because he doubts Flynn lied and wants to know whats what and if he was forced into it. Via Washington Examiner: On February 15, 2017 that would be 16 months ago Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein asked the Justice Department to turn over the transcript of fired []


DPRK News Agency: Kim Jong Un and President Trump Will Discuss Peace, and Denuclearization The Last Refuge

North Koreas state media said on Monday its leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss a permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism on the Korean Peninsula, denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and other issues of mutual concern. Continue reading


No Need To Wonder How The DNC Will Help Their Status Quo Establishment Candidate In 2020 DownWithTyranny!

Who do you think the DNC had in mind when they passed this rule on Friday? The new rule requires all Democratic presidential candidates to be a member of the Democratic Party. Becoming a member of the corrupt and flaccid party is something Bernie has always avoided when he was running for the House and later the Senate. He's always caucused with the Democrats. At first they used to run their shitty conservative candidates against him but eventually Vermont Howard Dean got them to stop doing them and the party has backed him ever since. He also helped the party, even endorsing and campaigning for Hillary Clinton after her allies in the DNC-- Wasserman Schultz and the rest of the garbage there-- were shown to be breaking the party rules by working against him in the primaries.

At the time a presidential candidate announces their candidacy publicly, they must publicly affirm that they are a Democrat, the rule says. Each candidate pursuing the Democratic nomination shall affirm, in writing, to the National Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee that they: A. are a member of the Democratic Party; B. will accept the Democratic nomination; and C. will run and serve as a member of the Democratic Party.


The FBIs Fractured Fairytale Weasel Zippers

Via The Hill: Once upon a time, the FBI said some thugs planned to rob a bank in town. Thugs are always looking to rob banks. They try all the time. But at this particular time, the FBI was hyper-focused on potential bank robberies in this particular town. The best way to prevent the robbery []


The Curious Case of Minnesota Candidate For Congress, Ilhan Omar Weasel Zippers

Via City Journal: In early August, 33-year-old Ilhan Omar became an overnight sensation in Minnesota politics. Her primary victory over 22-term incumbent Phyllis Kahn secured the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) endorsement of Omars candidacy to represent House District 60B in the state legislature. Minneapoliss Star Tribune trumpeted Omars victory in a huge headline []


State Democrat Parties Accused of Illegally Funneling $84 Million Into Hillary Clintons Campaign The Gateway Pundit

As many as 40 state Democrat parties are implicated in a large scheme to circumvent campaign finance laws in order to illegally funnel money to Hillary Clintons 2016 presidential campaign. 

A federal lawsuit filed in a Virginia court this week by attorney Dan Backer accused as many as 40 state Democrat parties of illegally funneling $84 million into Hillary Clintons presidential campaign.

You had individuals giving $300,000. Theyre not doing it because they care about Nevadas or Arkansas state party. Theyre doing it to curry favor with and buy influence with Hillary Clinton, Dan Backer told the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Attorney Dan Backer told the paper he filed the lawsuit after the FEC ignored a deadline for taking action stemming from a previous complaint.

Various spokesmen for state Democrat parties pushed back on the lawsuit claiming its a publicity stunt to distract from problems plaguing the Republican party.

As The Gateway Pundit reported in December, Hillary Clintons campaign and the DNC got hit with their second FEC complaint.

The complaint alleged Hillary and the DNC used state chapters as strawmen to go around campaign donation limits and ultimately laundered the money [$84 million] back to her presidential campaign.

CDP (Committee to Defend the President) counsel Dan Backer points to a SCOTUS case that first recognized this exact practice as illegal.

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

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

According to the complaint filed, previous reports showed transactions where the Hilla...


Joe Lieberman: Heres What Trump Needs To Remember In Singapore Weasel Zippers

Joe Lieberman: "I don't expect a big breakthrough today." Fox News (@FoxNews) June 10, 2018 Lieberman was an old school Democrat who could talk across the aisle with civility. He couldnt stand Democrats anymore and became an independent shortly before he retired. He points out all the problems that Obama made in the []


Candace Owens Goes Off on Ellen Show Bullies: Dont Ever Forget That Liberals Are Frauds The Gateway Pundit

Candace Owens is obviously a powerful conservative voice.

She is turning heads.

So it was inevitable that the left would start hurling insults at the woman.

On Sunday Candace Owens had enough of the abuse from the producers of the Ellen Show.

Candace Owens unleashed on the bullies with a series of tweets.

Candace Owens: One of the most bizarre things about my twitter life is how regularly I am stalked and insulted by @TheEllenShow producers.
This is a woman who regularly champions bullying as one of her biggest societal concerns.
Dont ever forget that liberals are frauds.

Candace followed this up with two more shots at the Ellen Show bullies.


US Crude Oil Imports From Canada vs Saudi vs Russia Trumps Real Beef With Trudeau? Mining Awareness +

Remember this?

The US has become increasingly dependent upon Canada for crude oil, diversifying its supply. It is unclear if this was due to 911 or increasing Canadian supplies. Imports of Saudi and Canadian crude to the US look like mirror images. Compare to...


Sunday Talks: Chairman Bob Goodlatte Discusses Upcoming IG Report Directs Criminal Investigative Attention Toward U.S. Attorney John Huber The Last Refuge

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, the congressional oversight representative closest to Inspector General Michael Horowitz, discusses the upcoming IG report. As background, it is Chairman Goodlatte who personally selected (and selects) the lawmakers who questioned FBI Counterintelligence head Bill Continue reading


What If Liberal Journalists Decided To Dox You For Thoughts On Social Media They Dont Like Weasel Zippers

It happened to a woman on Twitter who had 220,000 followers. Was very supportive of Trump and critical of Islamic extremism. Because the Huff Po decided they didnt like what she said they hunted her down, doxxed her, went to her husbands job and got him fired, named her brother and where his familys business []


EU President Donald Tusk Worries About New World Order Being Dismantled The Peasants are Revolting The Last Refuge

European Union President Donald Tusk worries about the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama legacy being dismantled: What worries me most is the fact that the rules-based international order is being challenged, quite surprisingly, not by the usual suspects, but by its main architect and Continue reading


New York Times Wants To Bury Reporting Scandal And Other Examples Of Media Madness Weasel Zippers

They want you to believe the fault is the Trump DOJ seizing the poor little reporters records. Via Fox News: Government documents were leaked to the press. A reporters communications were seized by the government without her knowing about it. And a former Senate aide was charged with lying repeatedly to investigators about his contacts []


This Explains that Deep Bow to the King=> Saudis Gave the Obama Team Suitcases of Jewels Before Muslim Apology Tour The Gateway Pundit

Former US President Obama bowed to the waist when he met Saudi King Abdullah o the sidelines of the London Conferece in 2009.

The White House later insisted this was not a bow in another lie.

Now we know one reason why Obama bowed to the Saudi monarch.
The Saudi Kingdom gave the Obama team suitcases of jewels during their infamous Apology Tour.

Zero Hedge reported:

Saudi Arabia gave White House aides jewellery worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in large suitcases, according to Ben Rhodes, former speechwriter and deputy national security adviser in the Obama administration.

In his memoir The World As It Is, published on Tuesday, Rhodes recounts a trip to Saudi Arabia in June 2009 soon after Barack Obama became president.

He says on arrival he and other US officials were taken to housing units in a compound owned by the monarchy in the desert.

When I opened the door to my unit, I found a large suitcase, Rhodes recounts.

Inside were jewels.

The trip to Saudi Arabia was the beginning of Obamas first tour of the Middle East as president, and preceded his famous Cairo speech which he intended as a message to the Muslim world.

Rhodes says at first he thought the bagged treasure was a bribe, to influence him as he wrote Obamas speech.

However, he soon learned he was not the only member of the delegation to be lavished with such expense.

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BIG PICTURE Bottom Line: Justin and Chrystia Decided To Play Left-Wing Politics With The Canadian Economy The Last Refuge

The G7 outcome was politically important to left-wing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland.  In the days leading up to the summit, their leftist political ideology took a hit when Doug Fords conservative movement won Continue reading


Sweet Justice=> Rudy Giuliani: Comey Could Be Prosecuted Based on IG Report The Gateway Pundit

Sweet justice!
<3>Former New York City Mayor and Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani told radio host John Catsimatidis that Dirty Cop James Comey could be indicted based on the findings in the IG report.

The Hill reported:

President Trumps lawyer Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that he thinks former FBI Director James Comey could be prosecuted as a result of a report from the Justice Departments (DOJ) internal watchdog that is expected to be released next week.

I think the report of Horowitz, the [inspector general], and the Justice Department will confirm that Comey acted improperly with with regard to the Hillary Clinton investigation, Giuliani said an interview with radio host John Catsimatidis.

The first thing we are going to get is a report from Inspector General Horowitz on Comeys handling of Hillary, which I think is going to be very very critical of Comey, as it should be, Giuliani continued. Comey, really, has a chance of being prosecuted as a result of, but well see.

James Comey was just spouting off against President Trump again this weekend.

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Muslim Food Cart Vendor Blames Ramadan Fasting for Violent, Racist Attack on Black Customer The Gateway Pundit

A Muslim food cart vendor in Portland, Oregon admitted to attacking a Black woman customer on Wednesday, and calling her the n word, but he blamed the stress of fasting for Ramadan, as well as family and business stress, for the outburstpart of which was recorded on video by the customer. The vendor, Islam R. El Masry, subsequently posted two videos to YouTube talking about the attack.

Screen image via Willamette Week/YouTube.

Willamette Week first reported on the food truck incident, which was allegedly the result of the vendor getting violently angry when the Black female customer tried to pay for her order with quarters.

The owner of a downtown food cart was arrested on misdemeanor assault charges this afternoon after hurling a Gatorade bottle at a black customer and then allegedly spraying her with Sriracha.

A video taken by the alleged victim, Carlotta Washington, was provided to Willamette Week by an eyewitness. It shows Islam El Masry, owner of the Small Pharoahs halal cart, arguing with Washington, who claims that El Masry called her the n-word after she attempted to pay for her lunch with quarters

The video shows El Masry telling her to get the (f***) away from the cart, then throws a Gatorade bottle at her, causing her to drop her phone

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Friday on the videos posted by El Masry with the headline, Portland food cart owner admits to using racial slur and dousing woman in Sriracha in videos

A food cart owner accused of a racist attack on a customer earlier this week released two rambling videos Friday, defending himself, blaming fasting for the incident and the media for blowing it out of proportion, and saying he hopes to go back to Egypt, his home country.



Health Physicist-Radiation Safety Tech At Michigan State Accused Of Dog Rape Crime Against Nature Mining Awareness +

Joseph Hatteys Linkedin job description is Health Physicist Michigan State University from January 2016 to Present. He has held the position of Radiation Safety Technologist at Michigan State University from April 2014 to Present. Prior to 2014, he worked as a Laboratory Technologist BSL3 for Michigan State University Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health from April 2002 to April 2014. The university put him on administrative leave due to the charges.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today charged Joseph Hattey, 51, of Holt, with two counts of committing a crime against nature (bestiality) Hattey, an employee of Michigan State University, is not alleged to have conducted the acts on campus or with an animal owned by the university. The dog has been removed from harm and is currently in the custody of Ingham County Animal Control. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Do not read details at this link or any of the other links regarding this crime...


Andrea Mitchells Report Was So Egregious Brian Kilmeade Had To Fix It For Her Weasel Zippers

It was previously announced even before he got there that he would have to leave early for Singapore and the meeting with Kim Jong Un. But lets not let facts get in the way of more agenda. Remember the above rapturous picture of Andrea and other repoters on the plane with Hillary? Via BPR: NBC []


Sunday Talks Peter Navarro Responds To Trudeau G7 Trade Remarks: Biggest Miscalculation in Canadian Political History The Last Refuge

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, White House Trade Policy Adviser Peter Navarro expresses disappointment at the political stunt carried out by Justin from Canada after President Trump departed the G7. During a post summit press conference the Canadian Prime Minister Continue reading


Justin Trudeau Gets Browbeaten Weasel Zippers

Justin Trudeaus left eyebrow detached after meeting Trump so what? These days, who doesnt wear fake eyebrows? Mike (@Doranimated) June 10, 2018 You decide. Via Daily Caller: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared to be losing an eyebrow when speaking with reporters on Thursday at the G7 Summit. French President Emmanuel Macron []


LITTLE MACRON Leaves Print on President Trumps Hand After Tense Handshake WTH Frenchie? The Gateway Pundit

French President Emanuel Macron challenged President Donald Trump on Thursday after the US president hit the European Union on their unfair trade policies with the United States.

It took only a few hours for President Donald Trump to respond.

On Saturday, President Trump and French President Macron came face to face in Canada for the G7 Summit and they had another tense handshake.

Trump and Macron have a history of tense handshakes.

Trump manhandles Macron in Brussels at the NATO Summit:

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Dems #MeToo Hypocrisy: George Soros, Bill Clinton and Male Democrat Leaders See Al Franken as Victim, Kirsten Gillibrand as Opportunist The Gateway Pundit

The Democratic Party is led by hypocritical males who publicly support the #MeToo movement exposing endemic sexual harassment of women in the workplace. But in private those male Democrat elected officials, donors and party insiders express support for former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). who was forced to resign this past January over several accusations of sexual misconduct, while they blame Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) for his downfall.

A radio news anchor on Thursday accused Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., of forcibly kissing and groping her a decade ago when they were overseas entertaining U.S. troops. Leeann Tweeden, a radio news anchor with KABC in Los Angeles, said she met Franken in December 2006, before he became a lawmaker, at a USO show for service members that included a skit he wrote that featured a kiss between the two. (excerpt NBC News, Nov. 17, 2017.)

The true feelings of D.C. male Democrat leaders was reported after George Soros and former President Bill Clinton spoke out publicly this week in support of Franken.

New York Times national political reporter Astead Herndon, who recently moved to the Times from the Boston Globe, wroted on Twitter what hes been told by male Democrat elites in Washington, D.C. Herndon keyed off comments made by George Soros in an interview with the Washington Post this week in which Soros expressed similar views of Franken and Gillibrand.

Soros, who said he wants to avoid dividing the party, also refused to pick favorites among the emerging crop of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders. But there is one prospective candidate he said he hopes does not get the nod: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.

He blames Gillibrand for pushing the resignation of former senator Al Fra...


Flashback: China Nicknames Justin Trudeau Little Potato The Gateway Pundit

President Trump lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday after leaving the G7 meetings early to attend peace talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Upon leaving the summit the President tweeted his disapproval of the weak and dishonest Trudeau for all the world to see

This was after Justin Trudeau took a couple of pot-shots at President Trump after he left the summit.
Trudeau promised to impose retaliatory tariffs against US products after Trump left the meetings in Canada.

The President preceded the above tweet with a tweet about the PMs statements being false at his news conference

Trump may have been on to something when he accused Prime Minister Trudeau being meek and mild.

The Chinese nickname for Justin Trudeau is little potato.

Via the Glo...


Victim of tolerance: Teenager, 14, raped and murdered in Germany by failed asylum seeker Fellowship of the Minds

From Daily Mirror: A failed asylum seeker has confessed to the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Germany where tributes have claimed shes the victim of tolerance. Susanna Maria Feldman was strangled and buried close to a Continue reading


John McCain Undermines Trump To World Leaders In Inexcusable Message to our allies Weasel Zippers

Hes a sad person at this point. Via BPR: Poor John McCain. The Arizona senator, whos battling terminal brain cancer, thinks someone died and made him the leader of the free world. Proving that hes determined to be a thorn in President Trumps side even on his deathbed, McCain once again tried to undermine the []


Gutfeld Guest: Media Selling Trump Disaster Movies That Arent Actually Coming Weasel Zippers

Exactly. Look at what is getting done vs. what media says about what Trump says. Via Daily Caller: A Fox News contributor on the Greg Gutfeld Show Saturday characterized the medias coverage of the Trump presidency as a coming attraction of disaster movies that never show up in the theaters. Former Impact wrestler Tyrus was []


Inequality, Social Dysfunction and Misery by Graham Peebles Dandelion Salad

by Graham Peebles Writer, Dandelion Salad London, England June 10, 2018 Year on year the economic divisions and sub-divisions in the world deepen, the associated social ills increase: The rich, comfortable, and the very extremely rich keep getting richer, and the rest, well, whilst some may be raised up out of crippling poverty into relative []


Desperate, Joe Crowley Tries Making His Failing Campaign About Race And Ethnicity DownWithTyranny!

Alexandria Ocasio's race to replace Joe Crowley in her Queens/Bronx district-- Crowley and his family live in Virginia-- could turn out to be the most important primary of 2018. I hope you're following it at Queens Against Crowley. Yesterday they focused on a Ryan Grim report at The Intercept, "Crowley confuses ethnicity and race with power and privilege." Crowley, they pointed out "complained at a recent political event that his Democratic Party primary challenger, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was focusing her campaign too much on issues of ethnicity or race, remarking, according to the report, that these types of issues were 'unnecessarily divisive.' At many of Crowleys political events, he loves to brag about his Irish background. Yet, he feels it is fair to deny Ocasio-Cortez any opportunity to speak about her heritage and background, seemingly solely because she is Hispanic."
Having all the power of being the Queens party boss is not enough for Crowley. He wants to use the privilege he has as a White male in power to snuff out his opponent by stoking fears about ethnicity or race to his largely White audiences, as his recent political event was described.

Long before Ocasio-Cortez ever decided to challenge Crowley in a Congressional primary this year, though, Crowley made issues of race central to how Queens was going to be governed. One need not look too far to see how Crowley has used race and White privilege in Queens to further his own ideas about what is fair about who holds elected office.

Before Crowley inherited his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Richard Brown (Establishment-NY) was first appo...


Comey Makes Embarrassing Tweet Trying To Attack Trumps Actions At G7 Weasel Zippers

Via BPR: Fired FBI director James Comey tweeted another anti-Trump message during the G7 summit in a desperate bid to make headlines during his flailing book tour. Comey passive-aggressively dissed President Trumps decision to impose tariffs on Canada in response to Canadas 270% tariff on U.S. dairy exports. This too shall pass, Comey tweeted along []


Cryin Chuck Schumer and Liberal Media OUTRAGED that Trump Would Not Sign G7 Globalist Communique to Weaken America The Gateway Pundit

The gnashing of teeth never ends.
Cryin Chuck Schumer blasted President Trump after the G7 Summit in Canada this weekend.

President Trump skipped town to meet with North Korean Kim Jong-Un in Singapore for peace talks this week.

Chuck Schumer compared President Trump to wait for it Vlad Putin!

Cryin Chuck and the liberal media was outraged that President Trump would not sign on to the G7 communique that will strengthen everyone but America.

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Sarah Sanders To CNN Producer: Congratulations, Once Again, Youre Wrong Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called out a CNN producer for fake news about the G7 Summit on Saturday. The saga started when Dan Scavino, an assistant to the president, tweeted out a behind-the-scenes photo of negotiations at the annual summit. CNN producer Greg Hughes, apparently unhappy that the photo []


Dennis Rodman Brought Kim Jong-Un a Present: The Art of the Deal by Donald J. Trump The Gateway Pundit

Last week The New York Post announced Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore during talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Rodman announced on Friday that thanks to his loyal sponsors from @potcoin and his team at @Prince_Mrketing he will be attending the Trump-Kim Summit next week.

Rodman will be in Singapore this week for the Trump-Kim summit.

Rodman brought the North Korean leader a present on his last visit to the Hermit Kingdom.

It was a copy of The Art of the Deal by Donald J. Trump.

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Turkey Condemns Austrias Racist Move to Close 7 Mosques Weeks After Turkey Seized ALL Christian Churches in Historic City The Gateway Pundit

The conservative Austrian government announced plans this week to shutter seven mosques and expel 60 Turkish-funded radical imams.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the country can no longer put up with parallel societies.

Turkey immediately condemned Austrias move to close the radical mosques as racist and anti-Islamic.

Of course, this comes just weeks after Islamist Turkey seized ALL Christian churches in city and declares them state property

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took control of six churches in the war-torn southeastern city of Diyarbakir in his latest move to squash religious freedom.

The ancient Maryam Ana Syriac Orthodox Church has been seized by ministers. (

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Last week, The New York Times published a gut-wrenching story about a five-year-old Honduran boy who was forcibly separated from his father at the U.S. border and deprived of even phone contact with him for weeks.

An American government escort handed over the 5-year-old child, identified on his travel documents as Jos, to the American woman whose family was entrusted with caring for him. He refused to take her hand. He did not cry. He was silent on the ride home. The first few nights, he cried himself to sleep. Then it turned into just moaning and moaning, said Janice, his foster mother. He recently slept through the night for the first time, though he still insists on tucking the family pictures [he had drawn] under his pillow.
In response, Charlie Pierce wrote:
The United States government is now committing human rights atrocities within its own borders and against the most vulnerable people it can find. I dont need to understand, much less take seriously, anyone who still supports this president* and his administration* because, if you do, youve taken the idea of America and run battery acid through its veins.
While the president's behavior over the weekend wasn't as appalling on the level of simple human cruelty, I had a similar reaction to it: I don't need to "understand" the people who are cheering the ill-informed, petulant, traitorous behavior of the president in the past two days. Paul Krugman wrote:
... there has never been a disaster like the G7 meeting that just took place. It could herald the beginning of a trade war, maybe even the collapse of the Western alliance. At the very least it will damage Americas reputation as a reliable ally for decades to come....

[Trump] didnt put America first; Russia first would be a better description. And he didnt demand drastic policy changes from our allies; he demanded that they stop doing bad things they arent doing....

Trump started with a call for readmitting Russia to the group, which makes no sense at all.... It was brought in for strategic reasons, and kicked out when it invaded Ukraine. There is no possible justification for bringing it back, other than whatever hold Putin has on Trump personally.

Then Trump demanded that the other G7 members remove their ridiculous and unacceptable tariffs on U.S. goods which would be hard for them to do, because their actual tariff rates are very low. The European Union, for example, levies an ave...


The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2018-28 Moon of Alabama

Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: June 5 - John Bolton Wants No Deal With North Korea Or Iran - But Is There Any Other Choice? Trump is in Singapore to meet Kim Jong-un. Bolton will take part in...


John Brennan Calls Trump A Temporary Aberration Weasel Zippers

Hes going to have an apoplexy when Trump wins in 2020. Via Washington Examiner: John Brennan, who served as CIA director in the Obama administration, took a shot across the bow at President Trump after the president Trump lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for being dishonest and weak. In a pointed tweet []


Animals: Eight MS-13 gang members indicted for Long Island murders Fellowship of the Minds

From NY Post: Eight alleged violent MS-13 members have been indicted for three savage murders and other crimes, officials announced on Thursday. Oscar Acosta a rival of the gang La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13 was lured to a Continue reading


More Than Just Russia Theres a Strong Case for the Trump Team Colluding With Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the UAE The Intercept

Donald Trump has fully embraced both official, legalized corruption as well as good, old garden-variety individual corruption. Did Trump directly conspire with Vladimir Putin and Russia to influence the 2016 election? That is certainly possible. Will we see concrete evidence of that, especially evidence that would stand up in a court? That also is possible. It is also plausible that Robert Mueller issues a public report that would be damaging, if not damning, to Trump, but for whatever reason decides not to or, because of Trumps influence over the Justice Department, cannot pursue criminal action. We shall see. But this much is clear: It is a major mistake to place all focus on Russia. We know that Trumps team has colluded with Israel. We know they colluded with Saudi Arabia. We know they colluded with the United Arab Emirates.

There has been much discussion of the secret meetings during the 2016 campaign held at Trump Tower with various members of Trumps inner circle and family members. Recently we learned of yet another this one reportedly took place on August 3, 2016, and was arranged by Blackwater founder Erik Prince, the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. He has served as a shadow adviser, not only to the Trump campaign, but also to the Trump administration. He was the guy that pitched Trump on this idea of a privatized force for Afghanistan and was also involved with pitching the idea of a private intelligence force that could circumvent the deep state. Prince and his mother were also major financiers of the Trump election campaign.

This meeting, first revealed by the New York Times, has raised serious questions from many news outlets and some members of Congress about whether Erik Prince committed perjury before the House Intelligence Committee when he denied any role in the Trump campaign and downplayed his meeting with a powerful Russian businessman in the Seychelles in January 2017.

At this meeting was George Nader, an American citizen who has a long history of being a quiet emissary for the United States in the Middle East. He also worked for Blackwater and Prince. Nader is also a convicted pedophile in the Czech Republic and he has faced similar allegations in the United States. Nader works as an adviser for the Emirati royals, and because he has close ties to Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince. There was also an Israeli at that meeting, Joel Zamel. He was there supposedly pitching a multimillion dollar social media-manipulation campaign to the Trump team. Zamels company, PSY Group, boasts of employing former Israeli intelligence operatives.

This group met at Trump Tower with Donald...

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