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Friday, 15 December

02:30

Scourge of savage MS-13 spreads further into Nassau, New York Fellowship of the Minds

This is why you need the Second Amendment. And no sanctuary for illegal aliens. A very informative story from the New York Post. A report that most in the sanctuary-city-protection media wont dare tell. From NY Post: On West Greenwich Continue reading

02:20

CNN Panel And ABCs Robin Roberts Mock Omarosa For The Crime Of Working For Trump While Black Weasel Zippers

"Bye girl, bye You have never represented the community. Good riddance, goodbye, deuces out!" Angela Rye celebrates the departure of White House aide Omarosa Manigault https://t.co/GtgnhY8Dp2 https://t.co/VSplffB2ju CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) December 13, 2017 Completely unprofessional. The wise @RobinRoberts took the words right out of my mouth: Bye, Felicia. #Omarosa pic.twitter.com/p7pfzhK00L Seth []

02:00

CNNs April Ryan Spreads False Story That Omarosa Was Escorted Out Of WH By Secret Service Weasel Zippers

Omarosa, the White House and other news reports dispute April Ryan whos the same reporter who has had problems with credibility in the past. Via Fox News: Apprentice star turned White House official Omarosa Manigault Newman will leave the Trump administration next month, according to the White House. Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned yesterday to pursue []

01:41

FED Increases Rates Once Again on Trump FED and Obamas Massive Debt Only Things Preventing a Trump Balanced Budget The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Joe Hoft

The Federal Reserve under Janet Yellen yesterday announced another Fed Fund rate increase of 0.25%.  This is the fourth such increase since Donald Trump was elected President.  The Fed increased rates only one time under Obama until last years election!

Right after Barack Obama was elected President, on December 16, 2008, the Federal Reserve (The Fed) lowered the Fed Funds rate by an entire percent, from 1% down to 0% . The Fed had not lowered the Fed Funds rate by such a large amount (1% ) since at least before 1990, if ever. The Fed kept this 0% rate for most of Obamas eight years in office.

CNBC reported in December 2015 that President Obama oversaw seven years of the most accommodative monetary policy in U.S. history (from the Fed). The Fed Funds rate was at zero for most of Obamas time in office. Finally, in December 2015 after the Fed announced its first increase in the Fed Funds rate during the Obama Presidency.

The only Fed Funds Rate increases since 2015 were after President Trump was elected President. The Fed increased the Fed Funds Rate on December 14, 2016, on March 15th, 2017, on June 14, 2017 and again yesterday on December 13, 2017.  Four times the Fed has increased rates on President Trump after doing so only once on President Obama.

The Fed Funds Rate greatly impacts the economy:

Lower interest rates usually spur the economy by making corporate and consumer borrowing easier. Higher interest rates are intended to slow down the economy by making borrowing harder.

If the Federal Reserve was political and wanted to prevent Republican Presidents from successful economic growth...

01:39

John McCain Blames Trump For Media Arrests Over Fake News Weasel Zippers

What cant Trump do? Via Washington Examiner: President Trump has empower[ed] rogue regimes around the world to imprison journalists on charges of fake news, by complaining about fake news from the White House, according to Sen. John McCain. [The president] must understand his harmful rhetoric only empowers repressive regimes to jail reporters & silence the []

01:17

CNN Claimed Anderson Coopers Twitter Was Hacked After He Sent Insults To Trump, Now They Claim Assistants Phone Was Taken Weasel Zippers

How convenient. Update to this story. Via Fortune: CNN said on Wednesday that someone hacked the Twitter account of cable news anchor Anderson Cooper and insulted Donald Trump in a response to one of the presidents tweets about last nights senate race in Alabama. The post in question, which has been deleted, called Trump a []

01:12

Denver Coffee Shop Protested and Vandalized Over Gentrification JOKE The Gateway Pundit

A Denver coffee shop has been subject to several weeks of protests, vandalized and branded as racist over a small sign outside the store that had joked about gentrification.

According to the Wikipedia: Gentrification is the process of renovation of deteriorated urban neighborhoods by means of the influx of more affluent residents.

Aside from being spray painted and having rocks thrown through their window, the small business, Ink! Coffee, has even been subjected to calls for it to be shut down by the local NAACP chapter.

The wave of abuse targeting the coffee shop came after the owner authorized advertising signs which read Nothing says gentrification like being able to order a cortado, and, Happily gentrifying the neighborhood since 2014.

Keith Herbert, the owner of the shop, told the Denver Post that he simply did not understand the outrage the word would cause and that the signs were just meant to be playful and funny.

As a result of this ignorance, his store quickly became the target of public vitriol, protest and vandalism, not to mention demands for ritual apologies and re-education, the Post reported.

On November 27, the NAACP organized a rather large protest outside the establishment. During the protest, a sign was taped by a protester to the door of the building that said, GENTRIFICATION IS COLONIZATION.

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01:12

By Excluding Palestinian Voices From Jerusalem Debate, Cable News Avoided Addressing Israeli Rights Abuses The Intercept

Palestinian voices were largely absent from American cable news coverage of President Donald Trumps decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. By turning to their stable of regular political commentators to weigh in on the unprecedented move, the three major news networks CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News excluded those most impacted by the decision and avoided difficult questions about Israeli rights abuses, Palestinian human rights lawyers and activists say.

Had more Palestinians been asked to weigh in, they would have highlighted the broader context that this is a fulfillment of decades-long policy of removing [Palestinians], said human rights lawyer Noura Erakat. Instead, the network coverage had the cumulative effect of framing the move as a bad policy decision, when in reality it is an extension of longstanding U.S. policy, added Erakat, who was one of a handful of Palestinians to appear on MSNBC last week.

Nobody wants to admit that we are witnessing the inevitable consolidation of Israels settler colonialism and apartheid regime, she added.

CNN Anderson Cooper 360 on Dec. 6, 2017.

Screenshot: CNN

The networks began to heavily report on the issue about a week before Trumps December 6 announcement that the United States would recognize Jerusalem which is revered by Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike as Israels capital and move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv. Between December 1 and December 6, Fox News did not interview a single Palestinian about the consequences of the decision, and CNN interviewed just three. MSNBC outperformed its competition in terms of featuring Arab-American guests, with Arab-American reporter Ayman Mohyeldin on the ground in Israel, and Erakat and other guests of Arab descent being invited to speak.

Israel captured East Jerusalem in 1967 and later annexed it, an action that has not been recognized internationally. In fact, Israel has long recognized Jerusalem as its capital, despite international law that states that an occupying power has no sovereignty in the territory it occupies. While the Palestinian Authority issues ID cards for residents of the West Bank and Gaza, Israel maintains the right to issue and revoke ID cards for Jerusalem residents. Palestinians living in Jerusalem are...

01:05

Man Appears to Admit to Alabama Voter Fraud on Live Television The Gateway Pundit

In a montage of election clips and news reports from the Alabama Senate race which was posted to Reddit early on Friday morning, one man tells the reporter that we came here all the way from different parts of the country to vote and canvas together.

In the first clip, taken from the Fox 10 coverage of the Doug Jones victory party in Birmingham, a very excited man tells the reporter that we came here all the way from different parts of the country as part of our fellowship and all of us pitched in to vote and canvas together and we got our boy elected!

The reporter did not ask the man any follow up questions about his claim.

The reel next highlighted a post from the Warren4Prez sub Reddit which urged black people from surrounding states to travel to Alabama to vote for Roy Moores opponent, and news reports about the Democrats push to register felons at the last minute.

In a clip that is either meant to be misleading or was just included to showcase the medias approval of these tactics, the final clip features a man in a hoodie telling CNN about how he made a couple trips to the polls.

This clip, however, is from 2008 as can be seen on the ticker.

The short interview begins with the man explaining to the reporter that early on the lines to vote were very long.

You saw the long line and decided to go home and come back? the CNN reporter asks.

Decided to come back and vote a couple times, the man says with a smirk.

I think thats against the law, but thats okay, the CNN reporter tells the man before thanking him for taking the time to speak with the network.

The repo...

01:02

Draining of the Swamp: PBS suspends Tavis Smiley for multiple sexual misconduct Fellowship of the Minds

I knew it! As with Charlie Rose, I had a visceral reaction to PBS late-night talk show host Tavis Smiley when I first saw him many years ago. For Rose, my reaction was an inexplicable revulsion; for Smiley, who was Continue reading

01:00

What to Do When You Freeze Up While Meeting Girls Matt Forney

This is a guest post by Kid Strangelove. Kid originally published this article at his own blog on July 28, 2010, but he deleted the site a while ago so he could focus on other projects. He asked me if Id be willing to re-post some of his articles on my blog and I said yes.

Weve all been there: beginner and experienced guys alike. Youre walking (or sitting, or well, doing just about anything), and before you know it, before you can get ready, a wonderful example of femininity enters the scene.

Now if the situation were a little different (read: familiar to you), you wouldnt hesitate to approach right away. But this time, its different. This scenario is so unique and so new to you that you lose faith in your approach, you think of something to say, you psyche yourself out, you know you need to do something, but in the end, you dont.

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Pretty much how you feel.

So after you dont approach, you kick yourself for not even trying at least, and start running through all the scenarios in your head of how the interaction could have been different.

At first, this might seem like a bad way out of this situation but its not the worst. Youre smart and experienced (at least somewhat), so instead of continuing to curse at yourself, you analyze everything that youve just said to yourself and pick the best response. Thats it.

Because if a unique situation occurs when youre trying to pick up girls, then you can damn well be sure that it will occur again. Except next time youll be ready.

For example, there are two recent situations from my own life...

01:00

Can A Progressive Former Marine Colonel Disloge Republican Crook Darrell Issa? DownWithTyranny!




The slimiest of California's "Democratic" political consultants, slate vendor and ping-pong player Parke Skelton, is being paid a great deal of money to undermine Doug Applegate, in effect, guaranteeing that Darrell Issa retains his seat. I don't know exactly who's paying him but first, let's look at a little background. Issa, a former car thief and the richest member of Congress, was first elected in 2000. Currently his district spans northern San Diego County and coastal southern Orange County, from a thin strip of coastline in the northern reaches of La Jolla up through most of UC, through Torrey Pines, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas and Carlsbad up along the 5 Freeway to Oceanside, right through Camp Pendleton to San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano and Ladera Ranch. CA 49 meets Rohrabacher's district, CA-48, at Three Arch Bay. In 2015 the district's PVI was R+4. Obama had managed to scrape out a 50-49% win over McCain but lost to Romney 52-46%. Last year the residents were horrified by the loutish Trump and Hillary won 50.7% to 43.2%. The PVI is now a more electorally attractive R+1.

The DCCC had never been remotely interested in challenging Issa and has studiously avoided the district. In 2014 the candidate was Dave Peiser and Issa creamed him 98,161 (60.2%) to 64,981 (39.8%) a race that saw Issa spending $1,749,467 to Peiser's $85,321. The DCCC spent zero, as usual. But last year a remarkable candidate jumped in against Issa, former Marine Colonel Doug Applegate. The DCCC ignored, ignored, ignored... until Applegate started raising some real money and making some significant headway in the polls. The DCCC kept waiting and watching and making nice noises about Applegate. When he was within a few polling points of Issa, a couple of months before the election, the DCCC jumped into the race-- too little too late. Issa raised $2,854,882 but panicked and dug deep, spending a gargantuan $6,275,754 to Applegate's 2,041,091. The DCCC + Pelosi's Super PAC bought about $3.5 in broadcast spots, primarily to enrich consultants/staffers from their inner circle. It was the year's last election called because it was so close, but in the end Issa won 155,888 (50.3%) to 154,267 (49.7%).

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00:56

Tavis Smiley Suspended By PBS Amid Sex Misconduct Claim Weasel Zippers

Another left leaning champion of women. Via Variety: PBS has suspended late-night talk show Tavis Smiley amid misconduct allegations against its host and namesake. Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of Tavis Smiley, produced by TS Media, an independent production company, the public broadcaster said. PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an []

00:49

Bears Ears National Monument Undermines Unofficial Nuclear Waste Dump-Uranium Mining: Owner Energy Fuels Lobbied Trump Admin Against Bears Ears Mining Awareness +

Canadian Company Energy Fuels interest in stopping Bears Ears National Monument may not be the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle as much as the tail end of radioactive waste. Their White Mesa Mill functions as an unofficial back-door nuclear waste dump. Bears Ears National Monument abuts White Mesa Mill property and it includes two White Mesa water sampling sites, according to Energy Fuels filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Why does Energy Fuels fear the water sampling sites being on public land? Are they lying about the results? At least the Italian Camorra mafia, according to Schiavones testimony, put German radioactive waste sludge in lead boxes before burying it in Italy, which is already superior to the US putting waste in poor quality metal cans. However, the handling of nuclear waste at White Mesa mill is of an even lower standard than most US radioactive waste, even though this is difficult to fathom.
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00:42

WITH HANNITY AND COULTER'S HELP, BANNON MAY LIVE TO FAIL ANOTHER DAY No More Mister Nice Blog

Conventional wisdom says that Steve Bannon will have a hard time recovering from his Roy Moore humiliation -- but Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, and the Federalist are working hard to ensure that rank-and-file conservatives blame the Alabama Senate loss on Mitch McConnell, rather than on Bannon and his candidate.

Here's Hannity:

During an election night panel segment on Alabama, Sean Hannity blamed Mitch McConnell for what he did during the primary.

I think Mitch McConnell has a lot of culpability in all of this, he said. I was a Mo Brooks supporter from day one... I thought he would have been a great candidate. The person that came out strongest against Mo Brooks, Matt, was Mitch McConnell.
Ann Coulter is singing from the same hymnbook:
Rep. Mo Brooks was the true Trumpian candidate in Alabama, which is why I endorsed him in the primary....

Trump should have endorsed Brooks in the primary, but he endorsed Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's pro-amnesty candidate, Luther Strange....

McConnell spent millions upon millions of dollars in nasty ads to defeat Mo Brooks in the primary, because Brooks takes sensible positions on immigration.

Can't have that! McConnell pulled out all the stops to block Brooks, so he could keep big donors rolling in cheap foreign workers.
And the Federalist turns to Jordan Gehrke, a former consultant for the Brooks campaign, to make the same argument:
... McConnell is the main reason Roy Moore was nominated.

The moment it was clear there would be a Special Election to replace Jeff Sessions, McConnell and his PAC, Senate Leadership Fund (SLF) declared they would back Luther Strange and vowed to spend millions on his behalf.

Strange was a flawed candidate from the jump. The circumstances around his appointment by scandal-ridden Governor Robert Bentley were sketchy at best, and rightly or wrongly, voters just never trusted him....

Mo Brooks was never, ever going to lose this seat or even let it become competitive. In fact, as the only candidate in the field who was neither a pervert or the beneficiary of a shady deal with an unpopular governor, one could argue that Brooks was the only electable GOP candidate.

How can we be so sure Brooks wouldve won the [Republican] runoff? Because despite his strong base, Moore always had high negatives among Republicans. All of our numbers showed Brooks would win a one-on-one race with Roy Moore.

If McConnell and company had simply stayed out of Alabama, Broo...

00:35

John Kerry Calls Trump A Disgrace For Not Attending Paris Climate Change Talks Weasel Zippers

Has-been. Via The Local: French President Emmanuel Macron issued a stark warning on climate change at a summit in Paris on Tuesday, telling world leaders we are losing the battle against global warming. The US was conspicuous by its absence from the summit. French President Emmanuel Macron issued a stark warning on climate change at a []

00:25

GOP Has No Ideas Other Than Unpopular Tax Bill Booman Tribune

The Republicans say they have a tax deal, which I am sure that they do. That doesnt mean that theyll be able to pass it, necessarily, but they have something that they think will have a good shot. Unfortunately, they have to contend with this:

A new Quinnipiac poll finds American voters disapprove of the pending Republican tax plan by a wide margin, 55% to 26%, and 43% say they are less likely to vote for a U.S. Senator or Congressperson who supports the plan.

Key finding: Only 16% of American voters say the tax plan will reduce their taxes, while 44% say it will increase their taxes and 30% say the tax plan will have little impact.

And this:

A new Monmouth poll finds President Trumps job approval at 32% to 56%, the lowest since hes taken office.

The decline in Trumps job rating has come much more from women, currently 24% to 68%, than from men, which is 40% to 44%.

Democrats lead the generic congressional ballot by 15 percentage points, 51% to 36%.

If the Republicans do manage to pass a tax bill, it wont be because 16% of the public thinks it will benefit them. It wont be because 55% of the people oppose the bill. It wont be because a president with a 32% approval rating is demanding it. And it wont really be because of that 15% deficit the GOP is suffering in the generic congressional ballot. It will be because they have no idea what else to do.

And it will be because the Republican donors will close their checkbooks if they dont give them a trillion and a half dollars in tax breaks.

Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) had been describing the flurry of lobbying from special interests seeking to protect favored tax provisions when a reporter asked if donors are happy with the tax-reform proposal.

My donors are basically saying, Get it done or dont ever call me again, Collins replied.

Over the summer, we saw more of these stories:

At least one influential don...

National Review Blames Bannon, Not Trump Booman Tribune

Over at The Corner, the staff of the National Review seems unanimous in seeing Roy Moores defeat as an irresistible opportunity to say nasty and disrespectful things about Steve Bannon:

David French: Where do we go from here? The answers are obvious. Nominate conservatives with integrity. Retake the seat. Reject the vicious, malicious politics of men like Steve Bannon.

Jim Geraghty: There is no reason for any Republican to listen to Steve Bannon on any candidate selection ever again.

Kevin Williamson: So what have Steve Bannon and the rest of the half-bright moneyed dilettantesand their talk-radio and cable-news cheerleadersaccomplished? They didnt even get Alabama!

Jonah Goldberg: The difference is that McConnell wanted nothing to do with Roy Moore for all the obvious reasons and Steve Bannon wanted to take credit for him! He wanted to take credit for Moore when it was clear Moore was a bigot, buffoon, and charlatan, and he wanted to take credit for Moore after Moore was credibly accused of being a child molester and jailbait fetishist. Bannon has an almost unblemished record of picking disastrous candidates on the theory that he knows what hes doing. That theory is wrong.

Michael Brendan Dougherty: My own impressions are more modest. Alabama Republicans spared their party the shame of electing this creep to Congress. In backing Moore, Steve Bannon made a very reasonable betmost of us expected Moore to win even after the revelationsbut he lost this one.

Theodore Kupfer: [Bannons] mission is to find ridiculous candidates and convince voters they are legitimate; for years he has used his highly-trafficked site in an effort to do just that. Yet tonight, his ideal candidate lost a statewide election in Alabama. We already knew that a party made in Bannons image would be repulsi...

Casual Observation Booman Tribune

Sad.

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Grassley's Choice: Ethanol or Personal Integrity Booman Tribune

On September 7th, Donald Trump Jr. appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee, largely to explain the meeting he held in Trump Tower on June 9th, 2016 in which a gaggle of Putin-connected Russians offered dirt on Hillary Clinton. The chairman of the Judiciary Committee is Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and the president wanted to make sure Grassley would be in the right state of mind when the senators committee grilled his son. So, as soon as the Trump Jrs appearance was confirmed, Trump Sr. offered Grassley a gift basket.

Donald Trump called a senior Republican senator from Iowa on Wednesday whose congressional committee is investigating his son, Donald Trump Jr, and promised him critical federal support for the biofuel ethanol, a key issue for the lawmaker.

Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate judiciary committee and a major advocate of the ethanol industry, announced on Twitter that he had received a phone call from Trump and had been assured by the US president that Trump was pro ethanol and was standing by his campaign promise to support the biofuel.

The phone call came less than a day after CNN reported that Trumps eldest son had reached an agreement with the committee to appear in a private session and answer investigators questions.

This is typical of the ham-handed and transparent way that the president operates. There isnt the slightest bit of subtlety in this kind of approach. And it makes Grassley look embarrassingly corrupt.

I dont know if Grassley was secretly irritated to be compromised in such an obvious manner, but he didn&rsquo...

I Didn't Want to Care About Doug Jones Booman Tribune

I made a big mistake. I decided to watch the speech that Doug Jones gave on December 5th. It was a mistake because it made me admire the man, and that set me up to be disappointed tonight if he doesnt win the special election for Jefferson Beauregard Sessions IIIs seat in the U.S. Senate.

Ill be honest, the election of Donald Trump caused post-traumatic stress disorder, which isnt an ideal condition for a political prognosticator. One way of protecting myself is to not allow myself to get my hopes up, especially in a case where the prospects for victory have never been particularly strong. The simpler and safer course is to assume defeat and stand ready to be pleasantly surprised.

One advantage Ive had in this case is that it simply isnt possible to tell who will win based on the polls. Of course, the polls said Clinton would win and she didnt, so I wouldnt trust even a modest polling lead. But lacking any lead at all, its not difficult or unjustified to take an agnostic view of the likely result tonight.

What I didnt want to do is to get emotionally invested in this election. But watching Doug Joness December 5th speech created a problem for me. He seems to combine some of the better characteristics of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton and at the same time to lack some of their flaws. Overall, hes more progressive than either of them. He connects with an audience a little better than Carter and he brings more moral authority than Clinton ever could. He has a worldview that brings an historic scope to his message. He knows well whats been holding Alabama back, that they missed out on the New South entirely. Hes prosecuted Klansmen, including the men who carried out the Klans most notorious crime. Hes prosecuted child molesters. He may not have quite the policy chops of Carter and Clinton, but hes fluent and knowledgable about Alabamas emerging tech, health, and automotive industries.

I had been thinking about Jones more for what he can accomplish for the resistance against Trumps agenda. With his vote in the Senate, it may be possible to block things that would have otherwise passed. His election would serve as a rebuke to Trump and further undermine his power and sway. Simply by keeping Roy Moore out of the Senate, he would do everyone a service, including the Republican leadership there that doesnt really deserve the favor. His election...

00:17

Russia Continues To Deny That It Is Source Of The Radioactive Ruthenium Cloud In Europe, But Seeks Contractor To Clean Up Part Of The Mayak Nuclear Site Mining Awareness +

Charles Digges of Bellona points out that Moscow issues suspiciously repetitive denials about radioactive leak, in a December 11th article. [1] Russia continues to deny that they are the source of the radioactive Ruthenium 106 leak found in Europe and by Russias weather service (as does everyone else). Rather, Russia says that it was a satellite which crashed. [1, 2]

However, the UNs International Atomic Energy Agency found that no satellites powered by ruthenium had reentered the atmosphere during the time period in question.[2] Furthermore, Nils Bhmer, Bellonas general manager and nuclear physicist, said that a satellite plunging to earth would have produced many other isotopes that regulators would have detected.[1]

The International Atomic Energy Agency has to know the source. Accurate readings in conjunction with good historic weather maps would pinpoint the source. One cant really believe the IAEA or Russia. The little information that can be found does suggest that the origin is the region of the Mayak nuclear waste site, however.

According to Charles Digges of Bellona, The cause of the ruthenium leak, which was detected by French and German regulators in early November, was likely an error with a filtration system on an oven used to bake nuclear waste into glass a process called vitrification a routine procedure that Mayak regularly performs at a facility known as Factory 235. [1]

Yury Mokrov, adviser to Mayaks director general, said in a webcast press conference on December 13 that the plant does routinely process Ruthenium-106. Mokrov insisted, however, that the plant cannot be the source of any major leak, saying the emissions from the plant are so insignificant we can only see it in the [plants] chimney.[3]

However, in an earlier article, Charles Diggs explains that: During such procedures, which Mayak performs routinely, ruthenium 106 can become volatile and change form, and these changes determine the kind of filter thats required. Without the right kind of filter, gaseous ruthenium can end up in the atmosphere which is exactly where the Europeans have been finding it. [4]

Additionally, Russia put out a bid for clean-up of Mayaks factory 235!
Google translate of the bid:
Notice of a tender with limited participation from 29.11.2017 0773100000317000120
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT PURCHASE
Method for determining the supplier (contractor, performer) Competition with limited participation
The accommodation is carried out by the Customer
STATE CORPORATION FOR ATOMIC ENERGY ROSATOM
The name of the object of procurement. Performance of work: Rehabilitation of a radioactively contamina...

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23:30

New York court upholds dismissal of defamation suit against Trump Fellowship of the Minds

Kristen Gillibrand hardest hit. From Bloomberg: You cant sue Donald Trump for tweeting that youre a real dummy! and a major loser with zero credibility or for saying you begged him for a job on his presidential campaign when Continue reading

23:00

Fearing 2018 Democratic Wave, Right-Wing Lobbyists Are Mobilizing Against a $15 Minimum Wage Push The Intercept

Even before Democrat Doug Joness unlikely win in the race for an Alabama Senate seat, Republicans were worried: There could be a wave of Democratic victories ahead, a backlash against President Donald Trump, in next years elections. The wave could carry with it a raft of pushes for progressive policies. But the right is girding itself for the fights they see coming up. One such fight could emerge over increasing the minimum wage.

One infamous lobbyist, in particular, is already looking forward to the battle. Rick Berman, a corporate lobbyist who specializes in orchestrating relentless public relation campaigns on behalf of industry groups, is busy mobilizing business groups to go on offense with the aim of killing minimum wage hikes even before public support has been marshaled for a push.

Rick Berman, a corporate lobbyist, is busy mobilizing business groups to go on offense with the aim of killing minimum wage hikes.

Berman recently traveled to Dallas to pitch a $4.6 million campaign to defeat labor reforms that may be championed by a resurgent Democratic Party.

There will be significant erosion in Republican-held state legislative seats in November 2018, the Berman memo notes. The policy implications are obvious. (Berman & Company, the consulting firm behind the pitch, did not provide a comment when contacted by The Intercept.)

The memo goes on to note the tough political terrain for this fight: The public is not generally opposed to raising the tipped minimum wage or pushing the federal minimum wage to $15. Indeed, a growing number of leading Democrats have pushed to raise the minimum wage.

While the issue created a significant fissure during the last Democratic presidential primary, most senior Democrats have come to embrace the $15 minimum wage championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. In May, a group of Democrats, including congressional party leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced support for legislation that would phase-in a $15 federal minimum wage by 2024.

21:02

ArcelorMittal Temirtau Filed Suit Against Striking Coal Miners In Kazakhstan; ArcelorMittal Wants Court To Rule That Strike And Miners Union Illegal Mining Awareness +

From RFERL: https://www.rferl.org/a/kazakhstan-arcelormittal-sues-striking-miners-qaraghandy/28917675.html
Kazakh Mine Owner Sues Hundreds Of Striking Workers Remaining Underground December 14, 2017 08:10 GMT, RFE/RLs Kazakh Service

QARAGHANDY, Kazakhstan The company ArcelorMittal Temirtau (AMT) has filed a lawsuit against hundreds of striking workers who have been underground since December 11 at coal mines in central Kazakhstan, demanding wage increases.

Court officials in the town of Shakhtinsk in Qaraghandy region told RFE/RL that they received the lawsuit on December 14....

20:58

UK: Even The Coal Authority Oppose Cumbria Coal Mine Plan Why Dont We Know About It? Mining Awareness +

About that proposed coal mine near Sellafield nuclear waste site.

Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

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Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

Even The Coal Authority oppose the coal mine planned under the Irish Sea. It is a mystery why none of this is reported in the press.  Those opposing the coal mine include:  RSPB, Natural England, National Trust, The Environment Agency, Colourful Coast Partnership, Coal Action Network, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and many more.   So why do the local and national press insist on parroting West Cumbria Minings own press releases?

There is a theory that this coal mine plan is a Trojan Horse to ensure deep mining infrastructure is embedded into Cumbria.  This theory is borne out by several facts:

  • The money financing West Cumbria Mining is from China, a country looking to make a killing (literally) from building new nuclear reactors here in the UK.  New reactors require a plan for the waste, what shady deals have been done in

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19:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!


-by Noah

Well, now that the horrid Alabama Senate race is over (more or less), and the Republican Party won't have its chosen wunderkind to swear in, it will be back to scary, sicko business as usual for the still Republican-controlled, McConnell-run Senate. The above cartoon got the election result wrong but it sure nailed everything else. And, now that Missy McConnell has announced that Doug Jones won't be sworn in just yet and the state of Alabama will drag its heals on certifying the election, that means that it will still be Republican incumbent Luther Strange casting a vote for whatever Trump's Repug Party wants and not Democrat Doug Jones. After all, they still want to ram their evil Tax Scam down our throats and start pocketing the money they'll get from their benefactors for that.

Time to put the pressure on like never before.

18:53

An Investigative Pattern Emerges The Last Refuge

During a recent rally in Pensacola President Trump remarked off-the-cuff: we have a rigged system, we really do, we have a rigged system and were working hard to change it. Against the backdrop of recent revelations with the stunning politicization Continue reading

18:19

EPIC! Sarah Huckabee Sanders Trolls April Ryan With a Homemade Pecan Pie and Its Glorious (PHOTOS) The Gateway Pundit

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders trolled April Ryan with a homemade pecan pie on Wednesday evening and it was glorious.

The Gateway Pundits Kristinn Taylor previously reported, April Ryan, White House reporter for American Urban Radio networks and CNN analyst, demanded President Donald Trumps Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders provide proof she baked a pie she tweeted a photo of on Thanksgiving Day.

April Ryan demanded, Show it to us on the table with folks eating it and a pic of you cooking it.

So thats exactly what fearless warrior Sarah Sanders did Wednesday evening!

Sarah Sanders tweeted out a picture of ingredients she had on a table ready to bake a pecan pie , such as butter, eggs, pecans etc. with a caption, Its pie time! With or without bourbon April Ryan? then Sanders used the hashtag #piegate

Sarah Sanders then tweeted a photo of pecans she received from a family farm in Georgia!

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December 14th 2017 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #336 The Last Refuge

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

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Thursday December 14th Open Thread The Last Refuge

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

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Politico Contributing Editor Posts Gossip About A Three-Year-Old Donald Trump, Jr. Swearing at Preschool Teacher The Gateway Pundit

This is our media in 2017. Virginia Heffernan, a contributing editor to Politico and Wired, posted a malicious tweet Wednesday night targeting Donald Trump, Jr. with gossip that he swore at a preschool teacher when he was three years old.

Virginia Heffernan, image via Twitter avatar.

Heffernan posted the tweet in reply to a report Trump spent nine hours testifying to the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.

My friend Anna taught Don Jr preschool in Manhattan. She asked him to move his mat one day and he said, Fuck you, bitch. He was three. Todays for you, Anna.

Heffernan wrote her friend quit teaching afterward, She quit teaching forever at the end of that year. Its not a # metoo story but it was extremely disorienting. Many of us are essentially in service roles to the rich, and it takes its toll.

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'Tis a Fearful Thing To Love What Death Can Touch DownWithTyranny!





Judah Halevi-- first name also spelled Yehuda and second named sometimes spelled ha-Levi-- was an 12th Century Jewish philosopher and poet living in Spain. Among those who keep track of such things, he's considered one of the greatest Hebrew poets. There's even a statue of "him," in Toledo, although I suspect that was put up relatively recently. That's the statue next to the poem 'Tis A Fearful Thing.
Tis a fearful thing
to love what death can touch.

A fearful thing
to love, to hope, to dream, to be--


to be,
And oh, to lose.

A thing for fools, this,

And a holy thing,

a holy thing
to love.

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We Did It! GOP Establishment and #NeverTrumpers Cheer Republican Roy Moores Loss The Gateway Pundit

Several establishment Republicans and imposters cheered the election victory of Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama on Tuesday.

Bill Kristols #NeverTrump leader Evan McMullin sent out an email on Wednesday cheering the Democrat victory.

McMuffin cheered the Republican loss with an email titled: We Did It!

GOP #NeverTrumpers spent at least half-a-million dollars to defeat the Republican candidate in Alabama.

Several GOP establishment leaders also cheered the Democrat victory.
Via Breitbart:

Bill Kristol

Jeff Flake
(When is he switching parties?)

Rick Wilson

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Copy Lincoln LewRockwell

For the second time in two months, someone who has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State has plotted to kill innocents in New York City and has executed his plot.

According to police, at the height of the Monday morning rush hour this week, in an underground pedestrian walkway that I have used many times, in the middle of Manhattan, a permanent legal resident of the United States named Akayed Ullah detonated a bomb he had strapped to his torso in an effort to kill fellow commuters and disrupt massively life in New York.

The bomb was inartfully constructed, and it injured slightly four people nearby and Ullah himself seriously. He survived, was captured on the spot and is now in the joint custody of the New York Police Department and the FBI in the prison ward of Bellevue Hospital.

Ullahs wounds had barely been addressed by emergency room physicians when the calls began to resonate in the government and in the media to strip him of his constitutional rights and ship him to a military facility in South Carolina or at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

These voices argued without access to any evidence that because the Islamic State is a foreign power with an army that has sworn to do harm to Americans and destroy our way of life, its soldiers have no constitutional protections when they go about their destruction. Ullah is a soldier of this foreign army, this argument goes, and should be treated as a soldier under the Geneva Conventions. That means he should be removed from the civilian judicial system and interrogated and tried by the military.

This argument essentially suggests that the police in New York or the FBI or the president somehow possesses the lawful authority from some unstated source, before guilt has been adjudicated, to suspend Ullahs fundamental rights. This view of human liberty treats personal rights even those guaranteed by the Constitution as if they were gifts from the government offered in return for good behavior. Yet it defies history and the plain meaning of the Constitution.

Ullahs rights to legal counsel and to a jury trial are expressly guaranteed by the Constitution; hence, no government official, no matter how powerful or well-intended, can interfere with them. The right to counsel attaches whenever anyone is confined against his will, charged with a crime or interrogated by authorities whichever occurs first. The right to a jury trial attaches whenever the government wants the life, liberty or property of any person. The constitutional language guarantees these rights to every person not citizens, not Americans and not just good people.

In Ullahs case, the harm authorities say he caused occurred in the U.S. while he was physically and lawfully in the U.S., where he was apprehended so it is extremely unlikely that the crowd that denies the supremacy of the Constitution will get its way.

The failure to...

The Travesty of Political Psychiatry LewRockwell

Psychiatry possesses a built-in capacity for abuse that is much greater than in any other area of medicine. Politicians realized that and abused psychiatry for blaming their opponents as mentally sick, retarded and dangerous. It was happening all around the world but was mostly prominent under authoritarian and totalitarian socialist regimes. Now it became a part of the arsenal of the political Left here which is completely crazed about the counterrevolutionary results of the last presidential elections.

Following the tradition of Hitler, Stalin, Khrushchev, Mao and Brezhnev 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts including Noam Chomsky and Gail Sheehy, who are as much of being psychiatrists as I am an Emperor of China, published a political pamphlet The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President (by Bandy X. Lee, Robert Jay Lifton, Gail Sheehy, William J. Doherty, Noam Chomsky, et al).

It is the exactly same type of abuse of psychiatry as was condemned by the American Psychiatric Associations (APA). The Section 7, of APAs Principles of Medical Ethics says:

On occasion psychiatrists are asked for an opinion about an individual who is in the light of public attention or who has disclosed information about himself/herself through public media. In such circumstances, a psychiatrist may share with the public his or her expertise about psychiatric issues in general. However, it is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization for such a statement. Known as the Goldwater principle it is fully shared by the American Psychological Association.

In gross violation of APAs Principles of Medical Ethics Anti-Trump political activists masquerading as scientists can just diagnose someone based on prepared speeches, tweets and TV appearances. Fanatics of the Left see no end in their crusade to trash, defame and remove President Trump from office. Bandy Lee apparently can evaluate someone shes never met and conclude that Trump is mentally unstable, with the potential of turning violent, even though hes never demonstrated any of such symptoms.

Diagnosis in absentia

During the Nazi era and the Soviet rule political enemies were labeled as mentally ill and subjected to inhumane treatments. In the period from the 1960s up to 1986, abuse of psychiatry for political purposes was reported to be systematic in the Soviet Union, and even internationally renown Nobel laureates like Solzhenitsyn and Sakharov were all declared paranoiacs and schizophrenics. The fame of the chief KGB psychiatrist Andrei Snezhnevsky who gave the diagnosis of sluggish schizophrenia to numerous enemies of the people in absentia including Nobel laureates Andrei Sakharov, Joseph Brodsky and concluded that they were worthless. The prevalence of Sne...

Taking Care of Vinyl Records LewRockwell

Vinyl records are a niche market. There is a subculture of record collectors who love vinyl LPs.

I have no particular commitment to vinyl records. I shall now state what I think should be obvious. If digital imagery had been invented in 1850, no one would have invented film. Similarly, if digital recordings had been available in 1880, Edison would not have invented the phonograph record. If the transistor had been available in 1900, nobody would have invented the vacuum tube.

You may own some old albums that you bought in your youth. Or you may have inherited a collection from your parents. I dont recommend throwing them out. At the same time, I much prefer a CD or even a downloaded MP3. I dont like clicks and pops. I never have. So, I am not an aficionado of 50-year-old LPs. But I own a lot of them, and I dont mind listening to them as background entertainment.

Nevertheless, if you happen to go into a thrift store, and you see a bin full of LPs, you might flip through them rapidly. In all likelihood, your time is worth more than any LPs you are going to find, but maybe youll find something that you would like to listen to, and you dont want to spend $10 or $15 on buying a CD. Maybe you dont even buy CDs anymore. So, you may be willing to spend a dollar to buy an album. Open the album, and take a look at the grooves. If the album is dusty, you may decide to put it back. But if you really like the music, you probably should not put it back. You should take it home and clean it. I am going to tell you how to do this.

From 1956 until 1959, I had a job in a record store. I loved to buy records. I could buy them wholesale: $2.50 instead of $4. LPs were a big part of my life from the mid-1950s until the mid-1970s. I spent a lot of money on LPs, and I spent an outrageous amount of money on a high-fidelity system to play them. I described that system here.

I had a great initial advantage. When I worked for the record store, I was taught how to handle records. I learned this: never pick up a record in any way other than to remove the record from the album or sleeve with your middle finger on the hole, and your thumb on the outer edge of the record. Under no circumstances should you ever touch the grooves. Your fingers will leave oil on the grooves, and the oil will catch dust. Here is the correct way.

From the first album I ever bought, I took care of my records. I handled them properly. I had a brush that I would use to brush the record before playing it. I did not play a record that had dust on it. The dust did not get ground into the grooves. I never had a record changer for LPs. I always had a turntable. It was an incredibly expensive turntable. In terms of todays money, it probably cost me about $800. I was an idiot to spend that much, but my records r...

Ten Great Conservative Novels LewRockwell

Conservatives often seem to resist reading fiction, preferring fact-laden books on history, philosophy, or economics.  Similarly, conservatives are more likely to recommend the latest book by Mark Levin or Ann Coulter, or a philosophical evergreen by Thomas Sowell or Milton Friedman, than a work of fiction.

Yet fiction can be a powerful tool in advancing ideas, as the left well understands.  Fiction can entertain and outrage, trigger sympathy or revulsion, provoke pity or pride, thus allowing the political or moral point to be absorbed by the reader indirectly.

To that end, this writer humbly submits ten books that can be read and enjoyed by a conservative looking for wisdom conveyed in a different form from nonfiction.  These books can be recommended to an apolitical person who resists an overtly political screed.  Or they can be part of a homeschooling curriculum for a bright high school student (though some have decidedly mature themes, as noted).

The list of books is eclectic, featuring both social and economic themes and both American and European authors.  In an effort to be accessible, the roster is limited to modern (post-19th century) novels.

With the prologue established, the list follows.  Let the brickbats fly!

1984 by George Orwell

George Orwells 1984 is a dystopian novel focusing on an individual living in Oceania, a socialist society comprising the present-day nations of England and the Americas.  Oceania is characterized by perpetual war; government surveillance; and the thought police, who persecute thoughtcrime.

The novels protagonist, Winston Smith, works for the Ministry of Truth, which is engaged in the practice of constantly editing history to conform to the current party line.  People and places are changed, erased, or added as needed.

Although 1984 was intended as an indictment of totalitarianism, especially the USSR under Stalin, the novel today can be seen as a reflection of the current regime of political correctness in the popular media and academia.

The erasing of Americas past, renaming of holidays, and defacing and elimination of statues can all be seen as an effort to conform Americas history to the Progressive party line, in a manner similar to that foreseen by Orwell.

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The Evil of Progressivism LewRockwell

From the print edtion of The New American

The Progressive Era, by Murray N. Rothbard, Auburn, Alabama: Mises Institute, 2017, 539 pages, paperback.

The late Murray Rothbard was an advocate of liberty, having learned under the great professor Ludwig von Mises, the namesake of the publisher of this book. Rothbard was a prolific writer, and this work was unpublished at the time of his death in 1995. Fortunately, the Mises Institute has shared this masterpiece with the rest of us.

I first heard of Rothbard in 1976 when I purchased his book Americas Great Depression. In it, he provided me with an understanding of the cause of that horrible event. It was not the free market, but rather government intervention, that brought on the collapse of 1929, and it was government intervention that turned it into what we know as the Great Depression.

In The Progressive Era, Rothbard destroys all credibility of the myth that the government interventions driven by the Progressive Era saved us from the excesses of the free market. In the Introduction, Patrick Newman summarizes Rothbards central thesis: Big business had previously tried to cartelize on the free market around the turn of the 20th century, but had failed to do so. Having failed, they turned to government to create the myriad regulations sold as somehow controlling the big trusts, but which in reality were designed to reduce competition from smaller businesses.

Try as they might, cartels formed in a free market situation are doomed to failure. As difficult as it is for the players inside the cartel to stick to the agreements on prices and production, they always have to fend off new players in the market. Government regulations, however, favor big business interests over smaller, less-capitalized small businesses. For example, there were the dairy producers who wanted protection from such fraud as oleomargarine. In 1886, the dairy interests won a federal tax against the manufacture and sale of oleomargarine.

The politician most important in providing the leadership for the progressives was Republican Theodore Roosevelt. It was during his administration that progressivism began to take shape as a political force, Rothbard wrote. Roosevelt was a key player in advancing the cause of civil service reform, an effort to take politics out of government. Civil service reform was the first proto-progressive cause to blend moralistic attacks on corruption with a supposedly scientific plea for efficiency and non-partisanship in government, Rothbard argued. These laws, such as the federal Pendleton Act, removed large numbers of federal bureaucrats from partisan appointment...

Roy Moore and His Supporters LewRockwell

In my latest book, Christianity and the World: Essays Philosophical, Historical, and Cultural, I attempt to dispel several misunderstandings of Christianity, misunderstandings advanced by both Christians and non-Christians alike.

Unfortunately, Cal Thomas wrote his most recent essay before he read my book.  In all truthfulness, however, unless he supplemented my work with a basic textbook on elementary logic, his screed against Roy Moores Christian supporters would have remained as bad as it is.

The gist of Thomass argument is as follows:

Christians that support Roy Moore for political reasons against those who accuse him of having engaged in sexually illicit relations with young women and teenagers over 40 years ago are guilty of loving the world more than they love God.  

The Alabama race is now over.  This, however, is not to the point.  The point is Cal Thomass argument inasmuch as it depends upon a distinction that is doubtless well-known to the legions of Alabaman Christians who backed Roy Moore. This distinction has been characterized variously by Christian thinkers over the millennia, but it boils down to this:

Christians are in the world, but they are not to be of the world.

Yet Thomas, a conventional Republican and one-time NeverTrumper, argues in bad faith.

For starters, consider the premise upon which Thomass argument is grounded.  As Thomas would have us believe, Moores supporters ultimately didnt care whether he was guilty or innocent of the allegations against him.  For them, since maintaining a 52-seat Republican majority is critical to advancing President Trumps agenda, which includes seating more conservative judges on federal benches, his election supersedes what Moore may or may not have done 40 years ago.

This is patently false.  Most Moore supporters continued to back him precisely because they did not believe the allegations against him.

Nor is it just for anyone to indict these Alabaman Christians for their skepticism.  For decades, they have been derided, mocked, and taken for granted by both left-leaning Democrats as well as conservative Republicans.  Suddenly, when and only when one of their own is on the cusp of obtaining a national office, womensome of whom have already been discreditedcame forward to accuse him of sexual improprieties that supposedly occurred four decades ago.

And they were expected to automatically believe the accusers?!

Allegations are not evidence of wrongdoing.  This is rudimentary logic.  T...

Evidence of a CIA Role in Forging LewRockwell

WASHINGTON, D.C. Infowars.com has learned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaios investigators had discovered bombshell evidence that the CIA and or other government entities illegally hacked into Hawaii Department of Health records searching for birth records on Barack Obama.

Michael Zullo, formerly the commander and chief investigator of the Cold Case Posse (CCP), a special investigative group created in 2006 in the office of Joseph M. Arpaio, formerly the sheriff in Maricopa County, an Arizona State Certified Law Enforcement Agency, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, provided Infowars.com sections of an electronic surveillance database created by whistleblower, Dennis Montgomery, in 2013.

The electronic surveillance database, provided to Zullo in late 2013  by a then-confidential informant, Dennis Montgomery, working with the sheriffs office  was apparently created by the NSA as part of the NSAs illegal and unconstitutional Project Dragnet electronic surveillance of U.S. citizens, first revealed by news reports published in 2005, as further documented by the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013.

As Infowars.com reported in June, the decision of a federal court to take the case of former contractor Dennis Montgomery advances the story Infowars.com reported in March that the National Security Agency illegally conducted surveillance of potentially millions of citizens for years, with a database that suggests both Donald J. Trump and Alex Jones were under unauthorized government monitoring.

Represented by well-known conservative attorney Larry Klayman, Montgomery ultimately turned over to the FBI 47 hard drives including information he supplied to Zullo concerning Obamas fraudulent birth certificate and highly classified information he had removed from the NSA.

As reported by Circa on June 6, 2017, Montgomery divulged to the FBI a patt...

Hot Texts Leak From Crooked FBI Agents LewRockwell

Over 10,000 text messages sent between two top FBI investigators one of whom led both the Clinton email investigation and the early Trump-Russia probe, have been turned over to Congress Tuesday evening and promptly leaked to the press. The profanity-laced messages reveal a deep hatred for Trump between veteran agent Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page, who were having an extramarital affair while working together on the Clinton email investigation when the texts were exchanged. Strzok and Page were fired from Robert Muellers special counsel in mid-August over the messages, yet the reason was not revealed until last month. Strzok notably changed the wording of then-FBI Director James Comeys statement on Clintons mishandling of classified information from grossly negligent to extremely careless.

Peter Strzok and Lisa Page

The leaked texts leave no doubt that Mullers probe has been tainted from the beginning. In one exchange obtained by Fox News sent on March 4th, 2016 right around the time Trump emerged as a serious threat in the GOP primary race, Page texted Strzok God, Trump is a loathsome human, to which Strzok responded Yet he many[win] Strzok responded, adding Good for Hillary.

Later that day, Strzok texted Page, OMG [Trumps] an idiot to which Page replied Hes awful. Strzok then texted Page America will get what the voting public deserves, to which Page responded Thats what Im afraid of. 

In messages obtained by CBS, Page wrote to Strzok I just saw my first Bernie Sander [sic] bumper sticker. Made me want to key the car, to which Strzok replied Hes an idiot like Trump. Figure they cancel each other out.

On election night, Strzok called the glowing red map showing Mr. Trump winning F***ing terrifying. A week later when Jeff Sessions was the top contender for Attorney General, Strzok texted Page Sesions for AG, to which Page replied Good god. Page and Strzok also disparaged House Speaker Paul Ryan, with Page telling Strzok sh...

Can You Ace This Tricky Spelling Quiz? LewRockwell

Even the sharpest among us occasionally turn to our computers spell check function when tapping out a lengthy word but could you pass a spelling test aimed at high school students? 

A tricky new quiz shared by Playbuzz puts your basic spelling skills to the test, using 19 of the most commonly misspelled words in the English language. 

The test, designed for high school students, presents the player with 19 sentences   each with a missing word and tasks the player with choosing the correctly spelled word to insert from two options provided. 

And while it might look straightforward, the creator of the quiz Terry Stein claims that of 40 high school students who tried his challenge, not a single one scored higher than nine.   

Scroll down to take the test. If you get stuck, the answers are at the bottom of the page.

Take the Quizz

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Gold Will Soar LewRockwell

Nick Giambrunos Note: I recently spoke with my friend and colleague Chris Lowe about Chinas new alternative financial systemand how it could mortally wound the US dollar. It was such an important discussion that I had to pass it along.

Chris is the editor of Bonner & Partners Inner Circle. His publication shares insights from Bill Bonners personal global network of analysts and investment experts.


Using force to compel people to accept money without real value can only work in the short run. It ultimately leads to economic dislocation, both domestic and international, and always ends with a price to be paid.

Former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul

He who holds the gold makes the rules.

Old saying

Chris Lowe: Why did you start researching the petrodollar system and its potential unraveling?

Nick Giambruno: This has been on my radar since 2006. Thats when Ron Paul, then a Republican congressman, spoke to Congress about the collapse of the dollar-based global monetary system.

As I recently told my Crisis Investing readers, I think its his most important speech ever. Its called The End of Dollar Hegemony.

During the speech, Dr. Paul lays out why a global monetary order built around a fiat currency is doomed to fail.

Crucially, he pointed out the one thing that would precipitate the US dollars collapsethe end of the petrodollar system.

I recommend reading the speech in full. But this is the most important part:

The economic law that honest exchange demands only things of real value as currency cannot be repealed. The chaos that one day will ensue from our 35-year experiment with worldwide fiat money will require a return to money of real value. We will know that day is approaching when oil-producing countries demand gold, or its equivalent, for their oil rather than dollars or Euros.

I discussed this with Dr. Paul at a past Casey Research conference. He told me he stood by his assessment.

In a nutshell, hes saying well know the dollar-centric monetary system is on its way out when countries start trading oil for gold instead of dollars.

Thats already starting to happen.

Chris Lowe: To catch up real quick, why is the petrodollar at risk?

Nick Giambruno: Under the current petrodollar system, all global oil sales are made in dollars. However, the Chinese government recently announced a new mechanism that will allow oil producers anywhere in the world to trade oil for gold.

Chinas new mechanism will totally bypass the US dollar and the US financial system along with any restrictions, regulations, or sanctions from Washington. So...

Comings and Goings LewRockwell

The new year is almost here! If its anything like the rollercoaster that was 2017, youll need some enjoyable cinema to help you decompress after a long day of calling your local politicians. That means watching some damn good films while youre on hold. Netflix is here to serve up a variety of original content in addition to some classic cinema perfect for kicking off your 2018 resolution to watch the top 100 IMDb films. Just make sure you check out the shows and films Netflix is dropping from its lineup before you miss out.

The Highlights

Netflix is kicking off the new year by adding some classic films to its lineup. The first day of the new year brings Breakfast at Tiffanys, all three Godfather films, all four Lethal Weapon movies, and The Shawshank Redemption. And you can always check out the five Batman films being made available for your viewing pleasure. Starting with Tim Burtons Batman and ending with Christopher Nolans Batman Begins, get ready for a parade of formed butts and nipple armor galore.

January also marks the premiere of more than a few Netflix Originals. The first season of Devilman Crybaby, directed by Kaiba creator Masaaki Yuasa, takes the iconic manga and transforms it into a 10-episode anime. The tenth and latest season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is moving to Netflix, so you can get all the Seinfeld you need without Michael Richards bursting through an apartment door. The fourth season of Grace and Frankie is also available for streaming while you, I dont know, fold the laundry or something.

As for whats leaving Netflix, well, youve got about two weeks to enjoy some good stuff before it disappears. Time to binge on Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, and all seven Saw films before they disappear on January 1. If youve never seen Lost, youve got until January 4 to watch all six seasons of the totally sensible television series, while you have until the end of the month to enjoy seasons seven through ten of Futurama. Get watching! You can go to the gym next month.

Arriving in January

January 1

  • 10,000 B.C.
  • 30 Days of Night
  • Age Of Shadows
  • AlphaGo
  • Americas Sweethearts
  • Apollo 13
  • Batman
  • Batman & Robin
  • Batman Begins
  • Batman Forever
  • Batman Returns
  • Breakfast at Tiffanys
  • Bring It On
  • Bring It On Again
  • Bring It On: All or Nothing
  • Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
  • Bring It On: In It to Win It
  • Caddyshack
  • Chef & My Fridge: 2017
  • Defiance
  • Definitely, Maybe
  • Eastsiders: Season 3
  • Furry Vengeance
  • ...

The Best Colon Cleanse LewRockwell

A healthy colon is the center of a healthy, happy life. The colon is a workhorse for your digestive system and helps absorb the nutrients your body needs. Unfortunately, with all the good your colon does, it also gets hit with the brunt of toxins and harmful organisms your body takes in. Fortunately, if you want to keep your colon clean and healthy, there are many options available to you. First and foremost, eating more fruits and vegetables and sticking to the right diet plan will have exponential benefits. Performing an organic colon cleanse will take your colon health even further and help prevent toxic buildup.

If you have ever wondered what your colon is, what it does, or how to keep it healthy, now is the time to find out. Lets explore the colon and what it means to your health.

What Is the Colon?

The colon is an intricate part of the large intestine. Also called the large bowel, your large intestine connects the small intestine to the anus. The four major components of the large intestine are the cecum, colon, rectum, and anal canal. The colon is tubular shaped and connects the cecum to the rectum. It has several layers of muscle and fat with a mucous membrane as its inner lining. The U shaped colon subdivides into four sectionsthe ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, and sigmoid colon. On average, the colon is around five feet long in adults and takes up the majority of space inside the abdominal cavity.[1]

The colon plays a vital role in how your body processes food. As your digestive system breaks down the food you eat, it enters into the colon in a mostly liquid state. The colon performs two significant roles at this stage of the digestive process. First, bacteria in your colon break down the food further. Second, it absorbs additional nutrients and liquid. Leftover food waste is then turned into feces and stored in the descending colon until it is ready to be expelled from the body.[2]

Why Your Colon Is So Important

Your colon plays a crucial role in digestion and is part of one of your bodys primary organsthe large intestine. Just like a malfunctioning heart or lung, if your colon fails, then your entire health is affected.

Colon health is a spectrum. On one end, colon complications can lead to death, but far more common are smaller manifestations of subpar colon health. If you feel sluggish or get sick often, your colon health may be the reason. Likewise, keeping your colon healthy can...

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8 Years Later, Squirrel Still Visits Family That Rescued, Released Her After Owl Attack Weasel Zippers

Nobody cares about the starving owl. Via WYFF: A squirrel who nearly died when she was attacked by an owl eight years ago continues to visit the Greenville County family that took her in, raised her and released her. Brantley Harrison and her family help rehabilitate rescued animals, but the squirrel they took in when []

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Trump-Basher Tavis Smiley Suspended Allegedly Forced Women to Have Sex with Him for Employment The Gateway Pundit

Another Trump-basher bites the dust.

PBS host Tavis Smiley was suspended on Wednesday after allegations of sexual misconduct.
Smiley allegedly forced women to have sex with him to keep their job.
Via Mike Cernovich:

The left lost another prominent voice tonight.
The herd is thinning.

Tavis Smiley famously called President Trump a racial arsonist after Trumps magnificent victory last November.

Buh-bye, Tavis You creep.

The post Trump-Basher Tavis Smiley Suspended Allegedly Forced Women to Have Sex with Him for Employment appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

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SICK! Liberals Cheer Suicide of Rep. Dan Johnson Roy Moore Should Follow His Example The Gateway Pundit

As previously reported, Kentucky State Representative Dan Johnson, who was under investigation for alleged sexual molestation, committed suicide on Wednesday evening.

Johnson vehemently denied the charges and was never charged criminally.

Evil liberals cheered Johnsons suicide. He was a father and grandfather.

On Tuesday, Johnson had stated that he had no intention of resigning and giving up his seat.

Johnson was accused of molesting a 17-year-old girl at Heart of Fire Church in 2013, where he was the pastor. He was never charged over the accusations, but was under investigation.

Around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Johnson posted what appears to be his suicide note on Facebook, in which he still maintained his innocence. He had previously called the allegations part of a smear campaign against Republicans. (screenshot below). Full text was reported by WDRB:

Johnsons body was discovered on a bridge in Mt. Washington. A gun was also recovered on his person.

The liberals cheers Johnsons death.

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Man Claiming to Be a Fox News Production Asst. Deletes Twitter Account, Scrubs LinkedIn Page After Calling Pres. Trump a Piece of S*** The Gateway Pundit

A man claiming to be a Fox News production assistant, Joseph De La Cruz, scrubbed his online presence after being called out on Wednesday for tweets using crude, profane language to attack President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania and conservatives. Before allegedly starting work at Fox in October, he interned for frothing leftists MSNBCs Lawrence ODonnell and CNNs Don Lemon according to his now scrubbed LinkIn profile. His alleged position at Fox was listed, Production Assistant at Media Desk.

The De La Cruz account wrote Tuesday morning responding to a tweet by Trump in which the President accused Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) of begging for campaign contributions and that she would do anything for them:

would do anything for them. Like Melania? All jokes to the side dude, you are a low down, classes scum bag,
piece of shit.

To someone cheering a tweet by Trump criticizing the media, the De La Cruz account wrote Wednesday morning:

Yeah, theyre snowflakes. If only liberal tears could help correct a cuntservative brain.

Screen grabs of the De La Cruz accounts tweets were made and posted by several people on Twitter including Jack Posobiec.

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/941000438953988098

The De La Cruz Twitter profile, before it was deleted (but still in Google cache), read, Production Assistant @FoxNews | Reporter | MMJ | Content Producer | Ambivert | Former @MSNBC, @CNN, & @NY1| Opinions Are My Own | Retweets Endorsements The location was listed as Brooklyn, NY, the same locale the saved tweets were geo-tagged.

The De La Cruz LinkedIn page was scrubbed, but not delete...

13:26

BREAKING: Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson Commits Suicide After Accusations Of Sexual Misconduct Weasel Zippers

Trial by the media drove him over the edge. Via WDRB: Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson, who was under investigation for alleged sexual molestation, has committed suicide. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said Johnson shot himself on a bridge on Greenwell Ford Road in Mt. Washington, and the gun was recovered. Just before 5 p.m. []

13:13

Classless CNN All-Female Panel Including April Ryan Laugh, Gloat and Scream After Omarosa Announces Plans to Leave White House #MeToo (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit



If only women ruled the world. Everything would be so peaceful and loving Oh wait!

A CNN all female panel today laughed, screamed and gloated after Omaroas Manifault-Newman announced she was leaving the White House.

The panel included Angela Rye who screamed in delight and White House reporter April Ryan who lied about Omarosas departure earlier today.

Via Ryan Saavedra and Mike Cernovich:

Earlier today

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13:06

Dem Rep Sheila Jackson Lee Hijacks Rosenstein Hearing To Ask If DOJ Will Pursue Trump For Sexual Harassment Weasel Zippers

Sheila Jackson Lee has to be the dumbest woman in Congress and thats saying something. If they havent had a hearing, its because the women never went to the police or fully pursued an action against Trump. Thats the choice of the accusers, not Trump. And perhaps theres a reason why thats true, since theyd []

13:00

Guess Who 2017's Liar Of The Year Is DownWithTyranny!


Trumpanzee so, so, so wanted to be Time's Man of the Year. But he wasn't. Instead he was, in effect, PolitiFact's Liar of the Year. Or, to be more precise, he told-- over and over and over-- the lie of the year.
A mountain of evidence points to a single fact: Russia meddled in the U.S. presidential election of 2016.

In both classified and public reports, U.S. intelligence agencies have said Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered actions to interfere with the election. Those actions included the cyber-theft of private data, the placement of propaganda against particular candidates, and an overall effort to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process.

Members of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans, have held open and closed door hearings to probe Russias actions. The congressional investigations are ongoing.

Facebook, Google and Twitter have investigated their own networks, and their executives have concluded-- in some cases after initial foot-dragging-- that Russia used the online platforms in attempts to influence the election.

After all this, one man keeps saying it didnt even happen.

"This Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story. It's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election...

12:51

BREAKING=> Rep. Dan Johnson Commits Suicide Amid Sexual Assault Allegations, Leaves Suicide Note on Facebook The Gateway Pundit

Kentucky State Representative Dan Johnson, who was under investigation for alleged sexual molestation, committed suicide on Wednesday evening.

On Tuesday, Johnson had stated that he had no intention of resigning and giving up his seat.

Johnson was accused of molesting a 17-year-old girl at Heart of Fire Church in 2013, where he was the pastor. He was never charged over the accusations, but was under investigation.

I think it is the season. Last election it seemed to be racism. This one seems to be sexual impropriety. If the police or anyone involved had thought that this was a real case, dont you think they would have pursued that? There is no way they would have let up if they thought there was something to it, Johnson had said, according to a report from the Independent

Around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Johnson posted what appears to be his suicide note on Facebook, in which he still maintained his innocence. He had previously called the allegations part of a smear campaign against Republicans.

The full text of the post, which appears to now be deleted, reads as follows:

The accusations from NPR are false GOD and only GOD knows the truth, nothing is the way they make it out to be. AMERICA will not survive this type of judge and jury fake news . Conservatives take a stand. I LOVE GOD and I LOVE MY WIFE, who is the best WIFE in the world,My Love Forever ! My Mom and Dad my FAMILY and all five of my kids and Nine grandchildren two in tummies and many more to come each of you or a total gift from GOD stay strong, REBECCA needs YOU . 9-11-2001 NYC/WTC, PTSD 24/7 16 years is a sickness that will take my life, I cannot handle it any longer. IT Has Won This Life . BUT HEAVEN IS MY HOME. PLEASE LISTEN CLOSELY, Only Three things I ask of you to do,if you love me is (1)blame no person,Satan is the accuser, so blame the Devil himself. (2) Forgive and Love everyone especially yourself .(3)most importantly LOVE GOD. P.S. I LOVE MY FRIENDS YOU ARE FAMILY ! GOD LOVES ALL PEOPLE NO MATTER WHAT !

Below is a screenshot of Rep Dan Johnsons Facebook post. Full text was reporte...

12:39

Lou Dobbs Interviews Representative Jim Jordan FBI and DOJ Leadership Conspiring Against Donald Trump The Last Refuge

After the House Judiciary hearing today, Lou Dobbs debriefs Jim Jordan on the current status of recent revelations.  The current Office of Inspector General is providing daily information surrounding their years-long investigation into politicization of the FBI and DOJ by Continue reading

12:27

Young Turks Reporter Fired Over Sexual Allegations Sues Huffington Post For Defamation Shadowproof

Former Young Turks reporter Jordan Chariton filed a defamation and libel lawsuit against Huffington Post and its owner, Oath, over a contributor posting that publicized sexual allegations against him.

The post was taken down by editors but not immediately removed from Googles indexing for news websites. It ultimately led to the Young Turks firing Chariton on November 17.

The lawsuit [PDF] argues Huffington Post and Oath were active participants and co-conspirators in the libel.

HuffPost Contributor articles do not get indexed and show up in Google search engines until an editor at HuffPost approves it and decides to promote it, the lawsuit contends. The article in question was indexed to Google not once, not twice, but three times overon Googles regular page, on Googles mobile site, and on Googles newsafter the promoting editor took overt acts to enter each listing on Google.

It also asserts that Huffington Post has a registration and approval process for becoming a HuffPost Contributor. Everyone who applies is not approved, and a person cannot go online right now and become a HuffPost contributor. This establishes that being a branded HuffPost Contributor is a selective process.

The post was removed one day after it was published. Huffington Post did not issue a retraction, even though representatives of Chariton made a request on November 20. They were also asked to delist its Google indexing of the story yet Oath General Counsel Jeff Grossman declined these requests a day later.

Bill Moran, an attorney for Chariton, told Shadowproof that Huffington Post will likely argue their content is covered under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1995, which cover folks like Reddit or Twitter [users]. If someone says something horrible on Twitter, its not attributable to Twitter. But Moran insists Huffington Post isnt covered by the law in this instance.

This was on their contributor platform, and they mark their contributors as HuffPost Contributors, which is extremely deceptive because people dont know whether this is a HuffPost employee or just some random person posting on the internet. They also have a selective process in determining who can become a contributor, Moran noted.

Moran added, It is an open secret that HuffPost does not index their stories until they are promoted by an editor. A large sum, perhaps the majority, of HuffPost articles are never indexed or [they are] marked noindex/nofollow in the metadata. Here, the story was not only marked for indexing to appear on Google within...

12:22

USA Today: Trump Is Not Fit To Clean The Toilets At Obamas Presidential Library Weasel Zippers

If you said a man would do anything for donations, no one would assume you were saying he was a literal whore. The fact that thats where some peoples minds go says more about their sexism than about Trump. And USA Today seems to have missed the massive Clinton team effort to say exactly the []

12:11

BOOM! GOP Rep. Jim Jordan: I Think We Have Proof FBI Worked Against Republican Party During Election (Video) The Gateway Pundit

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) dropped this bomb on Lou Dobbs on Wednesday.
This was after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosensteins testimony today before the House Judiciary Committee.

Jordan joined Lou Dobbs after grilling Rosenstein earlier in the day.

Rep. Jim Jordan: Listen you cant make this stuff up. It gets worse each and every day What deep down scares me, if this actually happened the FBI had a concerted effort with the people at the top to go after one partys nominee to help the other partys nominee. If that actually happened in the United States of America and everything each and every day points to more and more likely that that is what took place, it is sad for our country if that took place. And I think it did based on everything I am seeing. All the evidence points to that.

Via Lou Dobbs:

Heres more from the interview tonight

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11:52

Black Lives Matter Activist Sues Fox News, Jeanine Pirro Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson sued Fox News host Jeanine Pirro Tuesday, claiming she defamed him on national television by saying hed incited violence against police. McKessons action is one of a series of lawsuits stemming from BLM protests in Louisiana against 2016 shooting of Alton Sterling. McKesson, who was arrested []

11:24

Deputy AG Wont Say Whether The FBI Paid For Dossier Weasel Zippers

Sure sounds like the answer is yes, and he simply wants to avoid the question. Via Daily Caller: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein refused to say on Wednesday whether the FBI paid for the infamous Trump dossier. Rosenstein, who was grilled by the House Judiciary Committee, suggested that he knew the answer to the question, []

11:12

BUSTED: April Ryan Caught Spreading #FakeNews After Omarosa Fired From White House The Gateway Pundit

The Secret Service pushed back on claims about Omarosa Manigault Newman being physically escorted from the White House after she was fired by Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly. American Urban Radio Networks April Ryan claimed Omarosa was removed from campus, after causing drama.

Reporting regarding Secret Service personnel physically removing Omarosa Manigault Newman from the @WhiteHouse complex is incorrect, the Secret Service tweeted.

The Secret Service was not involved in the termination process of Ms Manigault Newman or the escort off of the complex, the agency wrote in an second tweet. Our only involvement in this matter was to deactivate the individuals pass which grants access to the complex.

I heard there was drama and she was escorted out of the building and off campus.

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11:01

Trump-Connected Firm Helped Sow Chaos in Kenyan Election, Report Says The Intercept

Screenshots of pro-Kenyatta postings created by Harris Media and obtained by Privacy International.

10:58

Warren Sapp: I Did Not Pee In Front Of That Woman Weasel Zippers

NFL was already in trouble, now this. Via TMZ: Warren Sapp is firing back against allegations of sexual misconduct claiming he NEVER urinated in front of an NFL Network wardrobe lady but there WAS a conflict over the bathroom. Sapp appeared on The Andy Slater Show on 940 AM in Miami and told []

10:57

Jim Jordan Discussing Strzok Messages: And Lets Not Forget Timeline Mr. Rosenstein. The Last Refuge

Ohio Representative Jim Jordan is directly over the target and he aint flinching. Righteous. Jordan aint just talking to Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, hes directly talking to US. Very Worth Watching: . Boy howdy, these IG releases are way beyond Continue reading

10:38

Trey Gowdy Exposes The Conflicts Of Interest In The Mueller Investigation In Epic Questioning Weasel Zippers

.@TGowdySC: "This 'conflict of interest-free' senior agent of the FBI can't think of a single solitary American who would vote for @realDonaldTrump." pic.twitter.com/BSLBtPG4Qi Fox News (@FoxNews) December 13, 2017

10:35

Senate Judiciary Chair Grassley Demands Answers About Insurance Policy Against Trump Victory and FBI Brass Using Secret Untraceable Phones to Talk About Hillary The Gateway Pundit

As previously reported, on Wednesday evening, Fox News published a portion of the approximately 10,000 texts messages sent between FBI agent Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page. Among the messages is an exchange revealing Strzok and Page discussed an insurance policy, against a Trump presidency.

The kicker? Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe may have not only been privy to the conversation, but a part of it.

The discussion took place in his office.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) unleashed after hearing about this level of corruption high up in the FBI.

On Wednesday morning, Fox News reporter Bret Baier tweeted the following: Text-from Peter Strzok to Lisa Page (Andy is Andrew McCabe): I want to believe the path u threw out 4 consideration in Andys office-that theres no way he gets elected-but Im afraid we cant take that risk.Its like an insurance policy in unlikely event u die be4 youre 40.

Grassley promptly responded by demanding full transparency and cooperation about the FBI corruption.

FBI owes answers abt insurance policy against Trump victory& if nothing to hide, why would senior FBI leaders use secret phones that cant be traced to talk Hillary? DOJ needs to give JudicComm full transparency/cooperation 2 restore public trust. FBI CANT BE POLITICAL, Grassley tweeted.

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10:31

Former Chief Asst. U.S. Attorney Explains Why Muellers Ugly Probe Is On Track To Clear Trump The Gateway Pundit

Unlike the mainstream media, The Gateway Pundit has long believed the chief objective of Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia investigation is to nullify the results of the 2016 presidential election. 

In fact, while both liberals and conservatives declared the honorable, highly respected, Mueller was the correct man to lead the Russia probe, this website expressed deep reservations about the special counsels character and history as a prosecutor. As former Chief Asst. U.S. Attorney Andrew C. McCarthy explains, Muellers investigation might be ugly, but its on track to clear Trump.

McCarthy writes in the New York Post:

We must remain mindful, though, that Mueller has so far issued three sets of charges: the one against Flynn, another false-statements charge against low-level Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, and the indictment of Paul Manafort and Richard Gates. None of these allege any wrongdoing by President Trump or any collusion between his campaign and the Kremlin.

Of course, its entirely possible Mueller is exploring whether there is a basis for the presidents impeachment. That is a political remedy, not a legal one. The protections of criminal due process would not apply, so it would theoretically be easier to prove high crimes and misdemeanors than ordinary criminal offenses. But its a very long shot.

The higher likelihood is that the Mueller investigation, despite all the reasonable suspicions about its partisanship, will end up exonerating the president. At this point, its anything but clear that investigators who have political points of view have let them infect Muellers investigation. The Strzok controversy and other indicia of bias should be aggressively investigated by Congress. But President Trump and the rest of us would be well advised to wait for the facts before drawing conclusions.

For those watching Muellers every move, McCarthy is a must-read. Mueller had Washington spooked a day before Halloween after indictin...

10:17

Dem Congresswoman: Women Wearing Provocative Clothing Is an Invitation to Harassment Weasel Zippers

Um, thats not going to go over well. Shes about to Kaptur a lot of flack Via Free Beacon: A Democratic congresswoman told her colleagues in a meeting on Wednesday that staffers and lawmakers should stop wearing revealing clothing if they want to avoid sexual harassment, according to two Democratic sources in the room. Politico []

10:09

Judge Dismisses Felony Riot Charge Against Antifa Who Caused Chaos in DC on Inauguration Day The Gateway Pundit

DC Superior Court Judge Lynn Leibovitz has dismissed the felony charges of inciting a riot against the first six protesters standing trial over the riots that took place across the city on Inauguration Day.

There are still 188 people who are facing trial following this first group.

On January 20, 2017, thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump flocked to Washington, DC, hoping to witness his historic inauguration. Instead, many were forced to face off with violent black-clad rioters creating chaos, committing arson and assaulting people in the streets.

During the riot six police officers were injured, businesses were vandalized, multiple people were assaulted and a limousine was spray painted and set on fire.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., an organized group was observed marching south in Northwest Washington, Metropolitan police said in a press release in January. On their way, members of the group acting in a concerted effort engaged in acts of vandalism and several instances of destruction of property. More specifically, the group damaged vehicles, destroyed the property of multiple businesses, and ignited smaller isolated fires while armed with crowbars, hammers, and asps. Preliminary information indicates the group collectively engaged in these criminal acts.

The cost of the damage to the city was estimated to be approximately $100,000 by the US Attorneys office.

In November, Michelle Macchio, 26, of Naples, Fla., Jennifer Armento, 38, of Philadelphia, Christina Simmons, 20, of Cockeysville, Md., Alexi Wood, 33, of Hyattsville, Md., Oliver Harris, 28, of Philadelphia and Brittne Lawson, 27, of Pittsburgh, became the first six defendants to face trial.

All six are still facing five other charges, including property damage. The defenses motion to acquit was denied by Leibovitz on Wednesday, and she described the incident as an organized, concerted riot and stated that all defendants were aware of that fact while they participated.

If convicted, the defendants are still facing up to 50 years in prison for their actions.

Of the 212 arrested, 20 people have alread...

10:04

Abby Martin: Coca Farmers Massacred In Colombia Under Pressure From Trump Dandelion Salad

Warning This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience. Dandelion Salad with Abby Martin teleSUR English on Dec 13, 2017 On October 5, 2017, police opened fire on unarmed farmers in Tumaco, Colombia. Eight were killed, with dozens more shot. The massacre []

09:55

Baltimore County Gun Shops Weather A Changing Climate On Firearms Weasel Zippers

Good for them, staying in business despite government interference. Via Baltimore Sun: Much has changed in the 60 years since Clyde Blambergs late father, also named Clyde, opened Clydes Sport Shop in Lansdowne, selling worms to fishermen from a roadside stand before building a small store. There are not as many hardcore fishermen, said Blamberg, []

09:37

Doctor Linked to Haiti and Mentioned in Wikileaks Clinton Email Is Found Dead After Stabbing Himself in the Chest(?) The Gateway Pundit

An acclaimed New York Trauma surgeon was found dead this week in his apartment.
Police said he stabbed himself in the chest.
They found him on his bathroom floor.
ABC News reported:

An acclaimed trauma surgeon was found dead with a knife in his torso Sunday in his Park Avenue apartment in a suspected suicide, New York City police said.

Dr. Dean Lorich, 54, was the associate director of the orthopedic trauma service at the Hospital for Special Surgery who treated Bono in 2014 after the U2 frontman was badly injured in a cycling accident in Central Park.

Lorich was also a professor at Weill Cornell Medical College.

His death is being investigated as an apparent suicide, a New York Police Department official told ABC News.

Initial investigations did not find any signs of forced entry at his apartment, the official said. Authorities have not found a suicide note.

Police responding to a 911 call of an assault in a Park Avenue apartment at 1:05 p.m. Sunday found Lorich unconscious and unresponsive with a knife in his torso, according to the NYPD. Emergency medical service responders pronounced him dead.

Dr. Lorich was mentioned in the Clinton Wikileaks emails for his work in Haiti.



Earlier this month
Steve Mostyn, Democrat mega donor to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, died after a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue.

In July
former Haitian government Klaus Eberwein was found dead in a motel room from a gunshot wound to the head.

In August 15, 2016, anti Clinton author Scott Robert Makufka, better known as his penname Vi...

09:31

Voter fraud and irregularities in Alabama special senate election Fellowship of the Minds

CBS News reports that with all counties reporting, the Alabama Secretary of State gave the final vote count in yesterdays special election in Alabama to replace former U.S. senator Jeff Sessions (who left the Senate to be U.S. Attorney General): Continue reading

09:17

CIRCLE OF CORRUPTION=> Fusion GPS Admits DOJ Officials Wife Hired to Investigate Trump The Gateway Pundit

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

Fox News reported:

The confirmation from Glenn Simpson came in a signed declaration filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., and provided a fuller picture of the nature of Nellie Ohrs work after Fox News first reported on her connection to Fusion GPS.

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Simpsons statement shows Mrs. Ohr was indeed involved in the Trump research. He said bank records reflect Fusion GPS contracted with her to help our company with its research and analysis of Mr. Trump.

Further, Simpson said he disclosed to the House intelligence committee that he met personally with Bruce Ohr, at his request, after the November 2016 election to discuss our findings regarding Russia and the election.

The corruption is being unmasked

Fox News James Rosen and Jake Gibson recently reported the wife of Justice Department official Bruce G. Ohr worked for the opposition research firm during the 2016 presidential election.

Theres more

The Gateway Pundits Kristinn Taylor reported late Monday night, Nellie Ohr, the wife of demoted Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr, who worked at Fusion GPS last year when the firm was working for the Clinton presidential campaign compiling the controversial anti-Trump Russian dossier, is listed as working for the CIAs Open Source Works department in a 2010 DOJ report.

Nellie Ohr is also an expert on Russia. You just cant make this stuff up.

As previously reported, an attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow went scorched e...

09:12

Former Young Turks Reporter Sues HuffPost for $23.5 Million Over False Sexual Assault Allegations The Gateway Pundit

Jordan Chariton, a former reporter for the Young Turks, has filed a lawsuit against the Huffington Post for $23.5 million over their publishing of what he says were false sexual assault allegations.

Chariton, 31, was the target of a piece published in November entitled, Jordan Chariton Accused by Former Employees of Sexual Abuse, Harassment by HuffPost Contributor Christian Chiakulas.

The Huffington Post removed the story one day after publication, but refused to issue a retraction.

HuffPo not only allowed career crippling defamation against me but they actively promoted it and held it up as news, Chariton told the Gateway Pundit.

The story focused on an incident in May, when Carly Hammond, who was married, was with Chariton and several other friends in a hotel room engaging in group sexual acts. The article stated in the affirmative that he had raped her.

I have written statements from the other two people in the room confirming that they heard me ask the woman receiving oral sex if she was Ok and if I could approach her intimately- and most importantly, heard her consent. During the night we had a few beers, but no one was drunk, Chariton wrote of the encounter. The two eventually paired off where intimate acts continued, but he maintains there was no sexual penetration.

Hammond later broke off her marriage and flew to New York to again be with Chariton.

Despite Mr. Charitons warnings to Miss Hammond to not throw away her marriage by flying to New York to be with him. Miss Hammond decided to immediately break off her marriage and flew across the country to be with Mr. Chariton. Miss Hammond would later admit to having consensual sex repeatedly with Mr. Chariton over the course of a week in New York before having second thoughts about her marriage, the complaint...

09:08

GOP Tax Plan Could Devastate Puerto Ricos Manufacturing Sector With One Line The Intercept

Residents watch Puerto Rico Electric and Power Authority linemen attaching an electrical insulator to a new utility pole in a residential area in Gurabo, Puerto Rico on November 29, 2017.

09:00

Steve Bannons Big Loss In Alabama Weasel Zippers

Worth mentioning that Trump preferred Strange. He only endorsed Moore because he was the one who won the primary ultimately. Via PJ Media: The big loser in Tuesdays Alabamas special Senate election was not the Republican Party. They had already lost weeks ago, the moment the Washington Post wrote their (carefully vetted, in this instance) []

09:00

Zephyr Teachout Has A Practical Solution Rather Than A Gillibrand-Trump Type Lynch Mob DownWithTyranny!


Trump is such a detestable excuse for a human being that his ugly criticism of Kirsten Gillibrand makes it impossible for even her harshest critics not to rally to her defense. On the other hand, nothing could have buoyed Gillibrand's opportunistic quest for the presidential nomination more than Trump's deranged and vicious tweet rage Tuesday morning. That said, a far better-- in every conceivable way-- New York political leader than Gillibrand or Trump will ever be, Zephyr Teachout, published an OpEd in Monday's NY Times, I'm Not Convinced Franken Should Quit, imparts both Trump and Gillibrand, each of whom is quite convinced Franken should, albeit for vastly different reasons. Like all progressives, Teachout is a backer of the #MeToo movement and wrote that "women are routinely demeaned, dismissed, discouraged and assaulted. Too many womens careers are stymied or ended because of harassment and abuse. In politics, where I have worked much of my adult life, this behavior is rampant. I also believe in zero tolerance. And yet, a lot of women I know-- myself included-- were left with a sense that something went wrong last week with the effective ouster of Al Franken from the United States Senate. He resigned after a groundswell of his own Democratic colleagues called for him to step down." Keep in mind what Eugene Puryear said last week-- in part, "This moment is bigger than the Democrats or the Republicans, it is bigger than partisan politics. We are seeing truly mass steps towards an extremely necessary, critical, indispensable cultural change in this country. We need to fan the flames. The time to fight to take on (and hopefully crush) the patriarchy is now, women are fighting and leading, we need to join them not lament that some pissed off dudes are gonna vote next year." And now read Zephyr:
Zero toler...

08:40

France Proposes Age-Of-Consent Laws For Social Media Users Weasel Zippers

Seems legit Via Reuters: PARIS (Reuters) All French children under the age of 16 will have to seek parental approval to open an account on Facebook or any other social network under draft legislation presented on Wednesday. The requirement is part of a French bill that seeks to adapt data privacy regulations and improve []

08:34

Comey Taunts POTUS in Cryptic Tweet as Rosenstein Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee The Gateway Pundit

Here he goes again.

Like clockwork, fired FBI Director James Comey sent out another cryptic tweet just as Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein was set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

Comey destroyed the FBI yet he arrogantly tweets Bible verses and philosophical quotes as if hes holier-than-thou. Comey, your day of reckoning is coming soon.

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte called for the hearing after recent media reports revealed the political motives of Special Counsel Muellers staff.

Minutes before Deputy AG Rosenstein was set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, Comey taunted President Trump in a cryptic tweet.

Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. Most people can bear adversity; but if you wish to know what a man really is give him power. Robert G. Ingersoll (1883, speaking of Lincoln), Comey tweeted.

Comey knows the Deep State has a grip on this country. The hearing today was another dog-and-pony show because Rosenstein sat there smugly as Trey Gowdy, Jim Jordan and others ripped into the corruption and political bias of Muellers liberal hacks.

As expected, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein said there was no good cause to fire Mueller from the highly partisan witch hunt against Donald Trump.

Why would he get rid of Mueller? Rosenstein was a member of the Obama cabal who approved the Uranium One deal allowing the Clintons to pocket MEGA-MILLIONS from the Russians. Rosenstein and Mueller...

08:24

And Now We Know. The Last Refuge

#1) exactly why the White Hats are selectively preparing the larger U.S. electorate in advance of the 1.2 million documents which will outline the background of the Inspector Generals year-long investigation into the politicization of the FBI and DOJ. The Continue reading

08:18

BREAKING: Police Responding To Shooting Incident At Penn State Beaver Campus Weasel Zippers

01PSU AlertBR: Incident on campus. Police on scene. No threat at this time. Please avoid Student Union Bldg and Food Services area. Penn State Beaver (@PennStateBeaver) December 13, 2017 Via CBS: BEAVER COUNTY (KDKA) Police and paramedics are responding to a shooting on the Penn State Beaver campus. Beaver County 911 authorities say []

08:00

For The First Time Ever, Scientists Have Recorded The Humming Noise Earth Makes While Rotating Weasel Zippers

Via CBS: Far from the blaring cacophony of cities, towns and suburbs, there are far quieter soundtracks to be found the murmurs of wind rustling grasses, rushing waves tumbling onto beaches, the creaking of tree branches and trunks. But underneath all that is yet another soundscape, a permanent, low-frequency drone produced by Earth itself, []

07:49

Black Lives Matter Leader DeRay McKesson Sues Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro The Gateway Pundit

One of the most well-known faces of the Black Lives Matter movement, DeRay McKesson, has filed a lawsuit against Fox News host Jeanine Pirro on Tuesday, alleging that she defamed him when she stated that he had incited violence against police.

McKesson was arrested in Louisiana during BLM protests against 2016 shooting of Alton Sterling, but the charges were later dropped. He was one of 186 protesters who later settled a lawsuit against the police for $136,000.

One of the officers on duty that day filed a counter-suit claiming that protesters had been violent, including hitting him in the face with a rock, and that McKesson was the one who incited the violence against him. He had also named Black Lives Matter in the lawsuit.

In September, a federal judge dismissed the officers lawsuit claiming that BLM could not be sued as it is a social movement and that the officer couldnt prove that McKesson incited the violence.

Discussing the case on Fox & Friends, the fiery host blasted the judges decision to toss the lawsuit.

In this particular case, Deray Mckesson, the organizer, actually was directing people, was directing the violence, Pirro said following the ruling. Youve got a police officer who was injured, he was injured at the direction of DeRay Mckesson, DeRay Mckesson walks away with a hundred thousand dollars, for an organization that is amorphous, we got a problem in this country.

McKessons lawsuit claims that her commentary endangered his safety.

Pirro made these false statements of fact on the highest viewed morning cable show in the country, Fox & Friends, which reaches over 1.7 million viewers, Mckessons suit reads. These statements of fact are false, and were either known to be false by Defendant Pirro or were made with reckless disregard for whether they were true.

The New York Post reported on Wednesday that Fox News will be fighting the lawsuit.

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07:49

Democrat Lawmaker: Womens Clothing Especially Women with Cleavage Down to the Floor Can be Invitation to Sexual Harassment (Video) The Gateway Pundit

Its your fault ladies!

Democrat Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) told fellow lawmakers Wednesday that women are inviting harassment by wearing revealing clothing.

Rep. Kaptur: I saw a member yesterday with her cleavage so deep it was down to the floor. And what Ive seen its really an invitation.

How progressive!


Rep. Marcy Kaptur (Democrat Ohio)

She sounds like a hateful Imam we used to report on.

Its a good thing shes a Democrat or this would make national headlines.

The Politico reported:

A female Democratic House member shocked fellow lawmakers Wednesday when she said that the revealing clothing that some members and staffers wear is an invitation to sexual harassment.

Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) made the comments during a private Democratic Caucus meeting Wednesday to discuss sexual harassment issues, according to two Democratic sources in the room.

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07:43

Strzok-Page Text Messages Reveal God Complex: Youre Meant to Protect the Country From That Menace The Gateway Pundit

Fox News reporter Shannon Bream said Wednesday that the networks producer has obtained 300+ of the most relevant text messages between Trump-hating FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page.

Some of the text messages have emerged and its ugly.

In the first round of text messages revealed, Strzoks mistress Lisa Page sent a text to the Trump-hating FBI agent she was cheating on her husband with saying, Trump should go f*ck himself.

Lovely.

The two lovebirds also called Trump loathsome and an idiot.

They sent so many text messages to each other, many wonder if they actually got any work done.

Other text exchanges reveal these FBI agents had a God complex as if they are in their position at the FBI to protect the country from that menace (Trump).

Bream tweeted, Strzok/Page texts LP And maybe youre meant to stay where you are because youre meant to protect the country from that menace. (links to NYT article) PS I can protect our country at many levels, not sure if that helps

One text message appears to refer to Hillary Clinton as God Hillary implying she should win 100,000,000 to 0. This also means these agents knew NOBODY who supported Trump. No bias here though.

06:48

As Trump Blocks Refugees, Africans Fleeing Violence Make the Treacherous Trip to the U.S. Through Mexico The Intercept

Migrants at wait at the immigration offices in Tapachula, they will be spending few days in detention while they approve their exit permit to leave the country, this permit allow them to travel legally to the northern border of the country in order to go o the US. Photo: Encarni Pindado

06:38

LET'S PURGE GOVERNMENT OF EVERYONE WHO CRITICIZED TRUMP, STARTING WITH ... KEY TRUMP APPOINTEES? No More Mister Nice Blog

Here are excerpts from messages sent by Peter Strzok, the FBI agent removed from Robert Mueller's investigation for anti-Trump bias:

Let no one be mistaken Donald Trumps candidacy is a cancer on conservatism and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised, and discarded....

Donald Trump the candidate is a sore of division, wrongly demonizing Mexican Americans for political sport....

[Trump] offers a barking carnival act that can best be described as Trumpism: a toxic mix demagoguery and mean-spiritedness and nonsense....
No, wait -- those weren't texts from Peter Strzok. They're excerpts from a speech given by one of the members of Trump's cabinet, Energy Secretary Rick Perry. The speech was delivered July 22, 2015.

In January 2016, Nikki Haley, then the governor of South Carolina, delivered the GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address, in which she said this:
During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country.
Subsequently, on the Today show, she said that Trump was "one of" the people she was referring to. She told Matt Lauer, "Mr. Trump has definitely contributed to what I think is just irresponsible talk."

So, yes, Peter Strzok and fellow FBI agent Lisa Page exchanged a lot of anti-Trump messages:
A series of text messages exchanged between top FBI employees referring to then-presidential candidate Donald Trump as an "idiot" and "d*uche," while fearing his potential victory as "terrifying," were released to lawmakers Tuesday evening on Capitol Hill amid increasing demands to see them....

Throughout the primary season in 2016, Strzok and Page appeared to dread a Trump victory....

"I cannot believe Donald Trump is likely to be an actual, serious candidate for president," Page texted Strzok on March 16, 2016.

"God(,) Trump is a loathsome human," Page added in another, to which Strzok replies: "Yet he may win."
But as Congressman Jerrold Nadler said, Strzok and Page "did not say anything about Donald Trump that the majority of Americans werent...

06:36

President Trump Speech on Tax Reform 3:00pm EST Livestream The Last Refuge

President Donald Trump is delivering a speech on the ongoing tax reform proposal currently being worked through House and Senate committee. The anticipated start time is 3:00pm EST UPDATE: Video Added WH Livestream Link RSBN Livestream Link GST Continue reading

06:28

How Wall Street Silences Women The Intercept

Among the business sectors largely absent from the current deluge of sexual harassment revelations is the financial services industry, a behemoth that employs 3.2 million people in the United States and is infamous for abuse and discrimination targeting women.

New data suggests that, along with Hollywood, the media, and the restaurant industry, finance might deserve a new turn under the hot lights. A new report from the Government Accountability Office finds that women have made no progress increasing their ranks in management in the financial industry since 2007, with women in New York, home to Wall Streets power center, faring worst in the country.

Experts in workplace discrimination say that poor pay and promotion practices often are found in the same workplaces where harassment is prevalent. And if Wall Street women are staying quiet, they say, it is not because the industry has reformed itself.

Many of them are subject to arbitration agreements, said Nancy Erika Smith, the New Jersey employment lawyer who represented former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson in her sexual harassment lawsuit against chair Roger Ailes. Indeed, Wall Street has been a pioneer in the use of closed-door arbitration, using the secret proceedings for decades to keep embarrassing disputes out of the public eye while protecting its predatory rainmakers.

Further silencing women is that Wall Street has really perfected blackballing women, Smith said.

The GAO report, released on Friday, said that women in finance make up only 29 percent of senior jobs at banks, trusts, insurance, and securities firms. Among white women, the senior ranks were down nearly a percentage point, while minority women saw a 0.3 percentage point increase in the time period studied, 2007 to 2015.

Among the four finance sectors the GAO examined at the request of Sen. Sherrod Brown and Reps. Maxine Waters and Al Green, women at securities firms fared worst in terms of being hired for management positions. Only the insurance industry saw an increase.

The conditions that might erect barriers to advancement would be among the same kinds of conditions that could promote higher risk of harassment, said Joseph Sellers, a Washington, D.C. employment lawyer who has represented women in class-action lawsuits against Walmart and Sterling Jewelers. Sellers said that with its ethos of raunchy humor and other shared values among men at the top, Wall St...

06:04

Top Nuclear Official Suggests Obama Admin Lied About Uranium One Deal GOP Senator Says He Has Stone Cold Proof The Gateway Pundit

Did the Obama administration lie about key aspects of the Uranium One deal approval process? In a letter to Congress, a leading nuclear official appears to suggest so. 

Daily Caller reports:

The current chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said that one of her Obama-appointed predecessors responses to Congress on a key aspect of the Uranium One deal did not capture the intricacies of the matter.

I would note that, as your letter makes clear, the responses you have received have not fully depicted the complexity of this issue, NRC chairwoman Kristine Svinicki said in response to  a question from Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso during a Wednesday Senate hearing. []

Barrasso also said he had evidence the Energy Department misled him on their role in the approval of uranium exports. He asked both agencies for documents to find out if he was intentionally misled.

Uranium One did not need a specific NRC license to export U.S. uranium, Barrasso said. Instead, Uranium One only needed to be, and later was, listed as a supplier on a transport companys NRC export license.

Last week, Barrasso expanded his investigation into the infamous Clinton-Uranium One deal.

On Monday, Barrasso sent the following letter to the Department of Energy:

On March 21, 2011, former NRC Chairman Greg Jaczko responded to my letter on behalf of then-President Obama stating: At this time, neither Uranium One Inc. nor ARMZ holds a specific NRC export license. In order to export uranium from the United States, Uranium One, Inc. or ARMZ would need to apply for and obtain a specific NRC license authorizing the export of uranium for use in reactor fuel Recent reporting by The Hill uncovered that Uranium One was able to export uranium without obtaining a specific export license. Beginning in 2012, Uranium One exported U.S. uranium by piggy-backing as a supplier on an export license held by the shipping company, RSB Logistic Services Inc.

The Wyoming GOP lawmaker kicked off his probe into the Clinton-Uranium One deal in October.

The Hills John Solomon reported last week that the Obama Justic...

05:47

Trey Gowdy GOES OFF on Rosenstein About DOJ, FBI Corruption and Conflicts of Interest in Epic 6 MINUTE Rant (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning.

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte called for the hearing after recent media reports revealed the political motives of Special Counsel Muellers staff.

Trey Gowdy (SC) went off on Rosenstein in an epic 6 minute tirade about the conflicts of interest and corruption in the DOJ and FBI.

Trey Gowdy pointed out the very reason for a Special Counsel is to avoid conflicts of interest then continues to outline all of the corruption and conflicts of interest with the associates in the Mueller investigation.

Gowdy brought up the demoted DOJ official Ohr and his wife who worked for Fusion GPS.

Rep. Gowdy then went off on Trump-hating FBI agent Strzok and read some of the text messages he sent his FBI lawyer mistress Lisa Page.

This conflict of interest-free senior agent of the FBI cant think of a single solitary American who would vote for Donald Trump! Gowdy said.

These are the people who we were told we needed for a conflict of interest free investigation? Gowdy asked.

VIDEO:

On Wednesday, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein said there was no good cause to fire Mueller from the highly partisan witch hunt against Donald Trump.

The post Trey Gowdy GOES OFF on Rosenstein About DOJ, FBI Cor...

05:43

We Are Standing On The Sinking Titanic Dandelion Salad

The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun Writer, Dandelion Salad December 13, 2017 Blockade the gangplanks of the Titanic! Shut down the boilers of the ship! Storm the stairs from steerage and seize the wheel! We have passed the point where token victories, small handouts, and crumbs from banquet tables will []

05:30

CAIR & suspected terrorist bombers family outraged at investigators tactics Fellowship of the Minds

On Monday a Bangladeshi immigrant attempted to set off a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded Manhattan subway. The immigrant, Akayed Ullah, 27, was taken to a hospital after suffering burns from the explosive device that Continue reading

05:16

Militares, os privilegiados que passaro inclumes pela reforma da Previdncia The Intercept

Repetida exausto pelo governo, a principal bandeira da reforma da Previdncia o fim dos privilgios. Um belo discurso, que esbarra na prtica em distores que seguem intocveis. A maior delas, como mostram nmeros do prprio Ministrio da Fazenda, veste farda. E est sendo deixada debaixo do tapete, com o aval de uma das maiores instituies de ensino do pas: a Fundao Getlio Vargas (FGV), autora de um texto institucional de apoio manuteno do atual sistema de aposentadoria dos militares.

Publicado em novembro pela Secretaria do Tesouro Nacional (STN), ligada Fazenda, o relatrio Aspectos Fiscais da Seguridade Social no Brasil revela que, em 2016, o dficit per capita anual (diferena entre o que se paga e o que se arrecada) dos militares reformados (em inatividade irrevogvel) chegou a nada menos do que R$ 127,6 mil. No caso dos pensionistas militares, o quadro tambm no muito diferente: R$ 99,2 mil. Para se ter uma ideia, no regime geral de previdncia urbano, de quem trabalha na iniciativa privada, o dficit per capita foi de R$ 1,5 mil no mesmo perodo, de acordo com a STN.

Tabela de gastos com previdncia

Reproduo

At o dficit em nmeros absolutos no regime dos militares destacado pela STN, que considera haver um descompasso muito grande entre as receitas e as despesas, resultando num rombo prximo aos R$ 34 bilhes para um contingente de cerca de 299 mil reformados e pensionistas. No caso dos servidores pblicos civis, por exemplo, de acordo com o relatrio, o dficit foi de R$ 43,1 bilhes. No entanto, preciso lembrar que esse ndice relativo a um grupo de  632,5 mil beneficiados, ou seja, pouco mais que duas vezes o contingente dos militares. No regime geral dos trabalhadores da iniciativa privada (urbano e rural), o dficit relatado pelo Tesouro foi de R$ 138,1 bilhes, para quase 34 milhes de pessoas.

Apesar de os nmeros do prprio governo escancararem a distoro nos benefcios dos militares, o Minis...

05:15

Merriam Webster Declares Feminism the Word of the Year for 2017 The Gateway Pundit

Merriam-Webster named feminism the word of they year for 2017.

After a year of angry liberal protesting the leading US dictionary declared feminism the word of the year.

The womens pussy march set the tone for the year.

The BBC reported:

A leading US dictionary has named feminism as its word of 2017 following a surge in online searches.

Merriam-Webster said interest in the term was driven by womens marches, new TV shows and films on womens issues and the string of news stories on sexual assault and harassment claims.

The number of people searching for the word was up 70% on 2016, it said.

The dictionary defines feminism as the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.

It adds that it is also organised activity on behalf of womens rights and interests.


Feminists are not known for their intelligence.

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05:07

Everyone Agrees That Trump "Is Not Fit To Clean Toilets In The Obama Library"-- What Does The Alabama Election Tell Us About The Midterms? DownWithTyranny!


Alabama's 4th congressional district-- it's whitest and most Appalachian district-- seat of dull right-wing backbencher Robert Aderholt, is likely to disappear after the next census. It's easily the reddest and most politically and socially backward part of Alabama-- cutting clear across the state from Mississippi (west of Tupelo) to Georgia northwest of Rome. There are no real cities, the biggest population center being Gadsden with 100,000 residents. Last November AL-04 gave Seor Trumpanzee his biggest margin in Alabama, 80.4% to 17.5% and Tuesday, it gave Roy Moore his biggest margin too-- 30.8% to 67.7%. What a hellhole! But even that was a 13.3% increased performance for Doug Jones over Hillary Clinton. As you can see from the map above, each of the Alabama congressional districts had significant performance increases from Clinton to Jones. The biggest increase was in Gary Palmer's 6th district-- suburban Birmingham and, by far, the wealthiest district in the state-- where the 2015 PVI of R+28 sent down to R+26, still the second reddest after the 4th but trending, ever so slightly, in the other direction. Trump won it with 70.8% last year. Moore with only 51.0%.The increased Democratic performance was 20.6%.




Do you know what would happen to the GOP in next year's midterms if every...

04:59

BOOM! Rep. Jim Jordan GOES NUCLEAR On Rod Rosenstein Over-Trump Hating FBI Agent Peter Strzok (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) absolutely grilled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over Trump-hating FBI agent Peter Strzoks role in both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and Mueller-Russia probe during Wednesdays House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Video credit: Fox News Insider

Fox News Insider reports:

Jordan focused in on the newly-released text messages from 2016 between agent Peter Strzok and another FBI official with whom he was having an affair.

Strzok, who was demoted and removed from Muellers team over the summer, expressed his support for Hillary Clinton, calling Trump a f***ing idiot and a d**che and writing F TRUMP.

Jordan (R-Ohio) read a slew of the messages, claiming Strzok believed himself to be super-agent James Bond at the FBI on a mission to protect Americans from Trump. []

Jordan said in his view, the evidence points to the FBI and the Obama Justice Department working with the Clinton campaign against the Trump campaign.

This is unbelievable, the Ohio lawmaker told Rosenstein.

I think the public trust in this whole thing is gone, added Jordan.

As The Gateway Pundits Jim Hoft reported earlier, Rosenstein said no good cause to fire Mueller from the highly partisan witch hunt against Donald Trump exists.

Democrat Rep. Nadler asked Rosenstein, Have you seen good cause to fire special counsel Robert Mueller?

No, replied Rosenstein.

04:44

BREAKING: Omarosa FIRED From White House By John Kelly, Effective Next Month The Gateway Pundit

Wednesday, Sarah Sanders announced that Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former star on Trumps The Apprentice show, is leaving the administration at the start of next month.

The move comes after sources purportedly told the Daily News that Kelly was unhappy with Manigaults influence on the President and her ability to get him worked up over hot topics back in September. Most likely, Omarosa got on Kellys bad side in a similar fashion as Bannon had earlier this year: by relaying messages from the base back to the White House. John Kelly fired Steve Bannon back in August.

Understandably, Omarosa did not take the news from Kelly well. Via Daily News

Kelly did the firing and Manigault acted very vulgar and cursed a lot and said she helped elect President Trump, sources told American Urban Radio Networks April Ryan.

Manigault had to be escorted from the building after Kelly told her she was out, Ryan said.

One of Kellys priorities since taking over for Reince Priebus has been to strictly control who gets to see the President and how Trump gets information.

Manigault, commonly referred to as just Omarosa, appeared on the 2004 season of the Presidents reality show and earned a reputation as a ruthless competitor.

As she was a fierce defender of President Trump and an incredible ally to the American public, we look forward to seeing Omarosa maintain her fight outside the administration.

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04:43

CAIR and Muslim Groups to Hold HUGE RALLY Against Trumps Jerusalem Move on Saturday in Washington DC The Gateway Pundit

Muslim groups will hold a rally on Saturday December 16, 2017, at The Capitol Ellipse near the White House to protest President Donald Trumps recent announcement to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and his intention of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Join thousands of Muslims and allies from all across the United States for a national demonstration at The White House to tell Donald Trump that we do not recognize his declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

The Trump administrations decision to declare Jerusalem as Israels capital last Wednesday has provoked a response from national Muslim groups and communities across the nation. We will rally together at The Ellipse on the south side of The White House and then march together along Pennsylvania Ave up to the US Capitol.

The participating Muslim groups include:

Participating
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
Muslim Alliance of North America (MANA)
Muslim American Society (MAS)
Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA)
Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA)
Ministry of Imam W.D Mohammed (The Mosque Cares)
AMA
Dar Al Hijrah Mosque Virginia
Islamic Community Center of Illinois Chicago
Islamic Council of Oklahoma
Islamic Center of Wheaton Chicago
Muslim Forum of the Pacific North West Washington, Idaho, Wyoming
TWS-VA
International Institute of Islamic Thought Virginia
Chicago Islamic Center
National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF)
United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)
Al Nahda Chicago
The Muslim Connection Florida
Islamic Community of Tampa
Turkish American Steering Committee (TASC)
New York Majlis Ash-Shura
Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC)
Islamic Shura Council of Southern California
North American Islamic Foundation Virginia
Mosque Foundation Chicago

Over 200 people have signed up for the event on their Facebook events page.

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is...

04:02

The Fight to Control the CFPB Isnt Over Yet The Intercept

Weeks into a legal and political dispute at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the case of the two popes is far from being settled. There are multiple ongoing litigation efforts  with the potential to be appealed all the way up to the Supreme Court that have already made an impact on the way the bureau is being run. President Donald Trumps appointee to lead the CFPB, Mick Mulvaney, has rolled back, to some degree, his efforts to cripple the agency amid the legal uncertainty and heightened scrutiny of his role.

A federal court ruling last month, which denied CFPB Deputy Director Leandra Englishs request to block Mulvaney from assuming the directorship, was widely seen in the media as legitimizing Trumps appointment of Mulvaney and ending Englishs challenge. But that decision pertained to a temporary restraining order, and the court has not yet ruled on the merits of the case. Englishs lawyers filed a request for a preliminary injunction last week, and U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, a Trump appointee, set a December 22 hearing date for oral arguments. The ruling could come any time after that.

English was named to the role by departing Director Richard Cordray, who resigned on November 24. She continues to assert that she, the deputy director, shall serve as the acting Director in the absence or unavailability of a director, under the Dodd-Frank statute that created the CFPB.

The administration believes that the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, or FVRA, provides an option for the president to appoint a Senate-confirmed official to a position, like CFPB acting director, regardless of the specific statute. The Justice Departments Office of Legal Counsel, in an opinion written by a former counsel for a payday lender...

03:57

After Dissing President Trump Lindsey Vonn Lectures Americans on Unity and the Countrys Direction The Gateway Pundit

During an interview with CNN earlier this week, Vonn said she does not compete for the president. When asked how it will feel competing at the Olympic games for the United States whose president is Donald Trump? Vonn responded with this:

Lindsey Vonn: Um, well I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president.

Vonn was then asked if she would accept an invitation to the White House if she wins gold, she said,

Lindsey Vonn: Absolutely not. But you have to win to be invited.

Then this happened

Lindsey Vonn injured her back on Saturday finishing in 24th place.

She dropped to the ground at the finish line like a sack of flour.

Lindsey was taken from the competition to seek medical help.

On Tuesday Lindsey Vonn took to Instagram to lecture Americans on unity after dissing the Republican president seven days ago.

Lindsey also felt it necessary to tell Americans how difficult it is for her to watch European media trash our president and Americas direction.

Heres Lindsey Vonns latest statement:

Lindsey Vonn: As I head to France for the next races, I would like to share with you my reflections from the past few days. Ive received a tremendous amount of feedback, both positive and negative, about my recent CNN interview. The point that I was trying to articulate is that all Olympic athletes represent their nation as a whole, and are not representatives of their government or any specific political figure or party. None of us work tirelessly for years on end to compete in the Olympics on behalf of Democrats or Republicans. The Olympics are a non-political event, a chance for everyone to put aside their differences and be on the same team.. That does not mean that Olympic athletes dont have political opinions. As an American, I am extremely pr...

03:18

Deep State Depravity: Deputy AG Rosenstein says No Good Cause to Fire Crooked Cop Robert Mueller from Special Counsel The Gateway Pundit

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning.

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte called for the hearing after recent media reports revealed the political motives of Special Counsel Muellers staff.

Rosenstein was a member of the Obama cabal who approved the Uranium One deal allowing the Clintons to pocket MEGA-MILLIONS from the Russians. Rosenstein and Mueller hid the Clinton-Russia scandal from Congress.

Rosenstein set up the Mueller Special Counsel after AG Jeff Sessions recused himself from investigation.

On Wednesday Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein said there was no good cause to fire Mueller from the highly partisan witch hunt against Donald Trump.

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02:34

MAYBE #WAR ISN'T THE MOST EFFECTIVE POLITICAL STRATEGY FOR REPUBLICANS No More Mister Nice Blog



Yesterday Doug Jones beat Roy Moore, a man who never apologizes, never concedes a point to an opponent, and never admits error. Moore was backed by Steve Bannon, who has the same attitude toward those who disagree with him, and who takes the Breitbart #WAR mentality so seriously he defied the president he used to work for by not backing that president's candidate in the primary of this race. Bannon's support of Moore was also part of a #WAR against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the most powerful congressional Republican.

McConnell for his part, has declared #WAR on regular order in Congress, ramming through a tax bill with no effort to hold hearings or consult with Democrats. He nearly rammed through an Obamacare repeal the same way.

And then there's the president, who declares #WAR on someone every day on Twitter, and who has utterly rejected compromise and consultation as president, while making no effort to reach out to Democrats and independents in the general public. His favorite form of outreach to the public is a pseudo-campaign rally before a crowd made up exclusively of hardcore supporters.

In the past, Republicans -- no, not all of them (certainly not Newt Gingrich), but especially Republican presidents -- have tried to consolidate support by portraying their ideas as mainstream and pitching their message as conciliatory. This could be maddening -- "enhanced interrogation" was mainstream? -- but even while scoring victories over Democrats, these Republicans frequently tried to seem as if they weren't taunting Democrats. It was purely strategic, but it could be disarming: Our ideas are where the center lies. Won't you join us?

Trump, Moore, and Bannon dispense will all that. Legislatively, so does McConnell. They don't want to make converts. They just want to crush their enemies (including, at times, one another). The Bannon/Moore response to the pedophilia allegations was #WAR against the accusers and the press, even though the news stories were solid and the accusers believable.

Yesterday's results were a rejection of pedophilia, but they were also a rejection of #WAR politics. Some Alabama Republicans have been tired of Moore's culture-war absolutism for years; many of them stayed home or voted Jones or third party. Black voters turned out in large numbers, determined to return fire not just against Moore but against national Republicans. And those national Republicans fo...

02:30

San Francisco mayor who defended sanctuary city status dies of a heart attack Fellowship of the Minds

After the death of American citizen Kate Steinle in 2015 by an illegal alien who had seven felonies and was deported five times, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee vowed to maintain their sanctuary city policy. On November 30, the illegal Continue reading

02:25

Steve Bannon Blamed, Mocked After Moore Loss Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon was widely mocked in political circles following Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moores humiliating loss in the deep-red state of Alabama. Bannon was one of Moores earliest supporters and campaigned in Alabama for the scandal-plagued candidate. In the primary run-off, Bannon backed Moore over President Trumps preferred candidate, []

02:00

Texts Between FBI Officials Peter Strzok And Lisa Page: Fk Trump, Loathsome, No Way He Gets Elected, But We Cant Take The Risk Weasel Zippers

Oh, no bias at all Via Politico: Two FBI agents assigned to the investigation into alleged collusion between President Donald Trumps campaign and Russia exchanged text messages referring to the future president as an idiot, according to copies of messages turned over to Congress Tuesday night by the Justice Department. Special Counsel Robert Mueller removed []

01:39

Latest ICE Operation Snaps Up 101 Illegal Aliens, Mostly Criminals, In New Jersey Weasel Zippers

Keep arresting the illegals and they will self-deport. Via The Daily Signal: Federal agents arrested more than 100 foreign nationals wanted for immigration violations in a five-day operation in New Jersey, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Tuesday. The operation, led by ICEs enforcement and removal division, netted a total of 101 illegal immigrants who were []

01:22

President Trump: I Endorsed Luther Strange because Moore Not Able Not Win General Election Deck Was Stacked Against Him The Gateway Pundit

President Donald Trump congratulated Doug Jones Tuesday night after he was elected senator from Alabama.

DEMOCRATS HAD MASSIVE TURNOUT In Alabama:
** GOP Turnout 50% of 2016
** Democrat Turnout 92% of 2016

President Trump then weighed in on the Alabama race:

Trump was right.
The deck was stacked against Roy Moore.

Doug Jones had several supporters to thank on Tuesday for his stunning win.

** Mitch McConnell for his support.
** The GOP elites for their $500,000 in financial support
** The GOP elites in Washington DC
** Republican Senator Senator Shelby for his last minute announcement to vote crap on the Republican candidate
** FOX News and FBN elites.
** The Washington Post for their 38 year-old sexual scandal
** Matt Drudge and The Drudge Report for his refusal to report on any news that would hurt the Democrat candidate
** Democrat media For the constant attacks against Judge Roy Moore
** Democrat media For their refusal to report on Doug Jones positions
** Greg Gutfeld

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01:17

Fast Company: Is Liberal Barbie Woke Enough For Millennial Parents? Weasel Zippers

Groan Todays Barbie is fighting for gay rights, body inclusivity, and open borders. But is she woke enough for millennial parents? https://t.co/shxE1wvRsl pic.twitter.com/F9AchO8ov5 Fast Company (@FastCompany) December 12, 2017 HT: Twitchy

01:03

Our Strange, Agenda-Free Radicalism bensozia

David Brooks:

Were living in an age of radicalism.

But todays radicalism is unusual. First, we have radical anger without radical policies.

Stylistically and culturally, Trumpian populism screams blow it up and drain the swamp. But Donald Trumps actual policies are run-of-the-mill corporatist. The left-wing radicals talk a lot against the systems of oppression and an institutionalized injustice. But they are nothing like the radicals of the 1930s or the 1960s.

Todays radicals do not want to upend the meritocracy, which is creating a caste system of inherited inequality. They dont want to stop technical innovation, which is displacing millions of workers. They dont have plans to reverse individualism, which atomizes society and destroys community. A $15 minimum wage may be left wing, but its not Marxist-Leninism.
The level of anger in America is indeed completely unrelated to the agendas of our political parties. A few years ago we had a screaming debate about taxes, accompanied by charges of "fascism" and "socialism," but the issue was really whether the top income tax rate would be 33% or 38%. Sometimes it seems like the loud rhetoric serves partly to hide the smallness of the actual differences between the parties.

So far as I can see there are no new ideas in our politics. Nobody knows how the meritocracy might be improved or what might replace it, and nobody has a plan for restoring the lost community solidarity that Brooks spends so much time bemoaning. Nobody knows what to do about the coming rise of robots and artificial intelligence. Nobody knows how to heal the rifts in our nation.

So we shout empty slogans and accuse each other of sin.

01:02

Tom Friedman Thanks the People of Alabama bensozia

Friedman is gushing:

Thank you to the majority of Alabamians for loving our country more than you hated Democrats. Thank you for voting as citizens, not as members of a tribe. Thank you for understanding that sending a credibly accused child molester to represent Alabama in the U.S. Senate would not only have denigrated your state, it would have denigrated that whole legislative body. Thank you for seeing the decency of Doug Jones, even though he is a Democrat, and seeing the indecency of Roy Moore.

And most of all, thank you for sending a message to Donald Trump and Stephen Bannon that you are not as dumb as they think you are. That you see what they are up to trying to use divisive tweets and racist dog whistles to get as many Americans as possible so aroused and inflamed that they wont think about the real issues, they wont think about the actual candidates, they wont think about the national interest, or even their own self-interest, but just how much they dislike the other and youre not buying it any more.

God bless every one of you. Yours was a deeply patriotic act.
I do find it encouraging that even given our deep divisions, not everybody would vote for a yella dog of his own party over a saint from the other.

It probably helped Jones that Roy Moore has been making trouble in Alabama politics for a long time, so many voters have had time for their dislike of his shenanigans to harden.

01:00

My Life with the Bernie Sanders Cult Matt Forney

NOTE: This article was originally published at Right On on June 18, 2016. Im re-posting it here as the site is now defunct.

While Bernie Sanders campaign was doomed by demographics, the awakening hes ignited among young Whites is not going away. My experiences at a Bernie Sanders dance party/fundraiser in Brooklyn opened me up to the fanaticism of his supporters.

This is the way the Bernie Sanders campaign ends: not with a bang, but a whine. All the desperate donations from unemployed Millennials and riots at Trump rallies have resulted in Lizard Queen Hillary ascending to the throne, albeit only after a protracted struggle. Try as he might, Sanders couldnt contend with the fact that his partys base is now primarily non-White, and his dried-out, Depends-sporting countenance has zero appeal to the dusky hordes whoObama willing!comprise Americas future.

That wont stop him from trying, though. As of this writing, the presidential primaries have ended, with Clinton scraping past the finish line thanks to the support of party apparatchiks (formally referred to as superdelegates). However, Sanders has indicated that hell be fighting all the way to the Democratic convention in July, and last month, he decided to burn his bridges by endorsing DNC Chairyenta Debbie Wasserman-Schultzs opponent in the Democratic House primary.

His personal spinelessness notwithstanding, Bernie Sanders is no corporate muppet. By relying exclusively on individual donors and eschewing Super PACs, hes ensured that he will never...

01:00

Another Democrat Running To Prevent Monopolies From Destroying The American Way Of Life-- Meet Jess King (PA-16) DownWithTyranny!


Goal ThermometerA few days ago, we compared the endorsement questionnaires that Lancaster Stands Up sent out to the PA-16 candidates. The differences between the garden variety corporate candidate, Christtina Hartman, who the DCCC is pushing, and who was unable to respond to even simple policy questions, and the progressive grassroots candidate, Jess King, were startling. Right after that we started thinking that we needed to endorse Jess' campaign. Monday we ran a post about the dangers inherent in monopolies, Why Aren't More Democrats Using Anti-Monopoly Arguments In Their Congressional Campaigns? Well, Jess is one who is. She wrote this guest post for DWT readers. If you like the list of what she has to say, please consider contributing to her campaign by tapping on the Act Blue thermometer on the right.

Guest Post
-by Jess King


I grew up in a small business family. My parents-- neither of whom had college degrees-- launched a paint store and painting business in 1980 and raised me and my three siblings on it. I learned an incredible number of lessons there-- about hard work, cash flow, conflict resolution, customer service. That business sustained my parents for over 30 years and sent all four of us kids to college.

I clearly remember the moment-- probably in the late-1990s-- when my mom realized she could get gallon cans of Kilz primer at Home Depot for less than the wholesale price at the locally owned paint distributor. I remember realizing for the first time that there was no way my parents could compet...

00:43

Appeals Panel Wont Allow Trump-Bashing Dummy Her Defamation Suit After Being Labeled Real Dummy The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Mike LaChance at American Lookout:

Remember Cheryl Jacobus? Shes a Republican consultant who got into a war of words with Donald Trump who ultimately called her a dummy. She then wanted to sue, claiming Trump hurt her career. The courts seem to agree she did that to herself.

The New York Post reports:

Appeals panel upholds dismissal of defamation suit against Trump

President Donald Trump has survived a GOP consultants attempt to revive her $4 million defamation case against him, with an appeals panel ruling that Cheryl Jacobus couldnt show that his tweets calling her a real dummy hurt her career.

A lower court tossed Jacobus Manhattan Supreme Court suit in January finding that Trumps statements were opinion, not fact.

Now a unanimous appellate panel has affirmed that ruling, adding that her defamation claim was correctly dismissed in the absence of actionable factual allegations that tended to disparage her in the way of her profession, trade or business.

Trump also tweeted at Jacobus in February 2016 that she had begged my people for a job.

Turned her down twice and she went hostile. Major lose, zero credibility! the tweet says.

But Jacobus claims she turned down a job with the Trump campaign. His tweets came after she criticized his policies on CNN.

Either way the appeals panel found that the alleged defamatory statements are too vague, subjective, and lacking in precise meaning (i.e. unable to be proven true or false) to be actionable.

It looks like her 15 minutes of fame are over.
Bye now.

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00:38

US Congressman Cummings Backs Calls for Oversight Committee to Investigate Multiple Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Trump Mining Awareness +

Cummings Backs Calls for Oversight Committee to Investigate Multiple Sexual Harassment Allegations Against President Trump
Dec 12, 2017 Press Release
Cummings Backs Calls for Oversight Committee to  Investigate Multiple Sexual Harassment Allegations Against President Trump
 
Washington, D.C. (Dec. 12, 2017) Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement in response to a letter [1] from 59 female Members of Congress asking the Committee to investigate numerous sexual harassment allegations against President Donald Trump:

Congress is in the midst of a critical and long-overdue examination of allegations against its own Membersboth before and after they were elected to Congress.  The Oversight Committee is charged with examining similar allegations against Executive Branch employees and the President.  It is extremely hard for Republicans to argue that Congress should ignore these multiple allegations.  They deserve a bipartisan review, and I hope Chairman Gowdy will launch an investigation immediately.

The 59 Members of Congress sent the letter to Cummings and Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy requesting a decision within 10 days.

As Chairman, Gowdy has authority to call hearings, issue subpoenas, compel the production of documents, and demand that witnesses sit for depositions.

Alternatively, the full Committee has authority under House rules to vote on proceeding with the investigation, in which case a majority of the current Members of the Committee could decide to approve any of these investigative steps.  However, Gowdy would have to allow these motions to be placed on the Committees official agenda for Members to debatea step he has not allowed [2] in any investigation since he became Chairman.
 
Issues: 
Administration
115th Congress
https://democrats-oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/cummings-backs-calls-for-oversight-committee-to-investigate-multiple-sexual
[1] https://democrats-oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/DWWG%20Letter%20to%20OGR.PDF
[2] https://democrats-oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/oversight-committee-republicans-block-all-debate-and-votes-on-subpoenas


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00:35

Moonbat Celebrities To Celebrate Birth Of Christ By Holding Fundraiser For Planned Parenthood Weasel Zippers

Just a tad twisted. Via Newsbusters: Its called ironic. Big name celebrities are preparing to celebrate Baby Jesus birth by fundraising for Americas largest producer of aborted babies. On Saturday, musician Tony Thaxton began advertising his second annual Feliz Navipods Feliz Navidad Variety Show benefiting Planned Parenthood. Based on a podcast Thaxton hosts with Todd []

00:33

NSA tweet: Pizzagate is real Fellowship of the Minds

A year ago, on December 4, 2016, some white hat at the National Security Agency (NSA) tweeted that Pizzagate is real. Below is the tweet, which was retweeted the next day by @axslinger99 (h/t Voat): I can confirm the following: Continue reading

00:01

Leftists Blame Trump For Pornstars Suicide after Leftists Bully Her for Not Doing Shoot with Gay Man The Gateway Pundit

I understand if most readers of The Gateway Pundit and other right wing sites arent familiar with August Ames or the controversy surrounding her suicide. After all, porn stars and politics rarely mix. But this is a disturbing tale that shows the true colors of the The Gay Mafia, exposes leftist hypocrisy (nothing new there), and presents about about-face stance for what a woman can and cant do with her own body.

Porn star August Ames was found dead last week of an apparent suicide by hanging herself. She had been bullied to death, literally, by the LGBT community and their supporters. Why? Because Ames didnt want to, ahem, work with a gay male on a porn set.

Here was the tweet that she sent out, two days before she committed suicide.

She faced a relentless assault from bullies, calling her all sorts of names.

...

Wednesday, 13 December

23:30

College enlists Care Bears to comfort stressed-out students Fellowship of the Minds

Good grief. Any wonder why millennials dont want to be called snowflakes? From Campus Reform: A dorm display at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is using Care Bears to help students who feel grumpy or stressed. Feeling grumpy or stressed? Let Continue reading

23:00

The U.S. Ambassador to Yemens Hard-Line Approach Is Jamming Up Peace Efforts The Intercept

Yemenis gather around burning wreckage of a drone in the country's capital Sanaa, on October 1, 2017. A drone crashed at the northern exit of the Yemeni capital without causing casualties and the Houthis rebels claimed that it had been shot down by their anti-aircraft defense.

23:00

The 2 brides Caption Contest Fellowship of the Minds

This is the 165th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest! Heres the pic: About the pic: Luke and George celebrate gay marriage in Melbourne, Australia. You know the drill: Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread Continue reading

22:55

Oriol Junqueras Letter From Estremera Prison (Letter Of The Legitimately Elected Vice-President of Catalonia) Mining Awareness +

Via Vilaweb.cat:
Oriol Junqueras letter from Estremera prison
Letter of the legitimately elected Vice-President of Catalonia

Per: Redacci 13.12.2017  09:26

The following is a translation of a letter sent by Oriol Junqueras to the Catalan people. Original Catalan here. https://www.vilaweb.cat/noticies/carta-doriol-junqueras-la-vida-des-destremera/

Junqueras is the legitimately elected Vice-President of Catalonia who is now a political prisoner in a Spanish jail, for the crime of fullfilling an electoral mandate to establish an Independent Catalan Republic. He and others are charged with sedition, rebellion, and misuse of public funds, and could potentially face 30 years in prison. Under statute, sedition and rebellion require violence, of which there has been none by the Catalan indepe...

22:10

Democrat Doug Jones Won Alabama Senate Election By Very Narrow Margin Mining Awareness +

From 1997 to 2001, Jones served as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, and is known for prosecuting the remaining two Ku Klux Klan perpetrators of the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing which killed four African-American girls, along with securing an indictment against the Olympic Park Bomber. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Jones_(attorney)

March sponsored by CORE in memory of the four little girls, 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C., September 22, 1963 Thomas J. OHalloran, LOC, LC-U9- 10515-6A

If you look at the statistics, it appears that Republicans, such as Senator Shelby, who refused to support an alleged child molestor (Moore), and who opted for a write-in candidate threw the election to Doug Jones in a very, very close election....

22:01

Intercepted Podcast: Full Metal Jackass The Intercept

Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.

 

Three major U.S. news organizations promoted a false story about Trump and WikiLeaks, giving the president a golden talking point. This week on Intercepted: an exclusive interview with former Nixon White House counsel John Dean about the Mueller investigation, how the CIA and military may benefit from Trumps presidency, and how Trump stacks up to Nixon and Reagan. Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg talks about the classified secrets he has kept for decades. He has just published his story in a new book, The Doomsday Machine. Jeremy takes on the false news report about the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks that was aggressively promoted by CNN, MSNBC, and CBS. Steve Bannon is no longer in the National Security Council, but he remains one of the most powerful political propagandists in the country. A new short film from Field of Vision takes us inside the very strange world of Steve Bannons films and how a focus group responded to being bombarded with scenes from Bannons movies. We talk to the co-director of American Carnage, Farihah Zaman. Patterson Hood of the band Drive-By Truckers talks about growing up in Alabama and how the civil rights struggle and George Wallace impacted his life. Donald Trump calls in to Delilah for life advice.

Watch American Carnage by Farihah Zaman and Jeff Reichert:

 

Transcript coming soon.

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21:35

Spare A Thought For Bethlehem This Christmas As Politics And Tourism Collide Mining Awareness +

From The Conversation: Spare a thought for Bethlehem this Christmas as politics and tourism collide By Freya Higgins-Desbiolles, University of South Australia

As we approach the Christmas season, the Holy Land once again features in global headlines, but not as expected.

US President Donald Trump has told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he plans to recognise Jerusalem as Israels capital by moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv. This breaks with decades of diplomacy and is unlikely to help a stalled peace process.


Read more: What Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel means for the Middle East


In the season of peace, we continue our holiday preparations hoping that conflict remains at bay. Part of the Christmas holidays includes singing carols such as O Little Town of Bethlehem. But how many of us understand what the situation is for the people living in this Palestinian West Bank city, just nine kilometres from Jerusalems southern outskirts.

Many of us remember Bethlehem as the birthplace of Jesus. Recounting that there was no room at the inn, we erect nativity scenes to evoke the humble manger that accommodated Jesus birth. Today the real inns and hotels in Jerusalem are mostly empty.

Bethlehem is more than just a symbolic site in the Christian imagination; it is a vibrant city of the Middle East. Today, Bethlehems economy depends on tourism, following 2,000 years of religious pilgrimage.

However, hosting tourists under occupation results in a complex and severely restricted tourism situation.

A wall between Bethlehem and Jerusalem

Bethlehem is located in the Occupied Territories of Palestine. The Israeli occupying authorities have built a concrete separation barrier, which in some places is eight metres high.

This cuts Bethlehem off from nearby Jerusalem; Checkpoint 300 is now the gateway for Bethlemites to enter their sister city. To pass through they need an Israeli military permit to travel. These are exceedingly hard to get.

In recent years, settlements have surrounded Bethlehem. These are occupied by Israeli settlers who commandeer land, water and other resources. Supporting these 100,000 settlers are checkpoints, closed military zones, Israeli-only roads, and occupation forces.

Together with the Separation Wall, this has made life very diff...

19:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!


-by Noah

There you have it. Democrat Doug Jones has ever so narrowly beaten Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump's Great Perv Hope, Judge Roy Moore, in the Alabama Senate race. But, the Alabama race has distilled, for all to see, what it means to be a member of the Republican Party in 2017. Some Republicans would try to sucker you into believing that the votes and predilections of Alabama republicans don't reflect the votes and predilections of Republicans as a whole, but let's get real. The national offices of the Republican Party not only sent Roy Moore their money, they sent the hopes of their highest profile politicians, and they even sent their president; a president with his own issues when it comes to sexual assault and pedophilia to put their names on the line in support of their guy. Meanwhile at FOX "News," they've done a 180 and are blaming Moore, not for his stalking young girls but for just (vaguely) being "a bad candidate". One loon on Laura Ingraham's nightly circus show stressed that Jone's win in no way means that people might start to look toward democrats in the 2018 elections. She called Alabama "an outlier," as if a Democrat winning in Alabama for the first time in decades meant nothing. She assured FOX viewers that republicans everywhere still loved the wonderful Donald Trump. Then it was, immediately back to attacking Robert Mueller. Election? What election?

It's not just that the message of the Republican Party is now "Assault my wife. Prey on my kids. Do whatever it takes to take away my healthcare, my Social Security, ruin the lives of 'gays,' and raise my taxes." Republicans aren't running away from this message. They are campaigning on it.

Should any of this be surprising? No. It's just that they are now more arrogant and confident in their mes...

17:44

FBI Agent Peter Strozk Anti-Trump Messages Released To Media However, The Key Question is Not Content The Last Refuge

The text messages between FBI Agent Peter Strozk and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, have been released to both Fox News and CBS.  SEE HERE and SEE HERE. The messages reflect a strong bias against President Trump. However, the Continue reading

17:10

Trump Attorney Goes Scorched Earth Calls For Separate Special Counsel to Investigate Corrupt Ties Between DOJ, FBI and Fusion GPS The Gateway Pundit

An attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow went scorched earth Tuesday and called for a separate Special Counsel to investigate the corrupt ties between the DOJ, FBI and Fusion GPS.

The Department of Justice and FBI cannot ignore the multiple problems that have been created by these obvious conflicts of interests. These new revelations require the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate, Sekulow told Axios.

Jay Sekulow stressed that he is not calling for a Special Counsel to investigate Mueller, however; leave it to fake news MSNBCs Ari Melber to get his quote incorrect.

Sekulow said on his radio show Jay Live on Tuesday that MSNBC reporter Ari Melber had to correct his quote after he made it very clear that he was calling for a special counsel to look into the actions of DOJ and FBI officials after it was revealed the demoted DOJ officials wife worked for Fusion GPS.

Also, according to Fox News reporter Jake Gibson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called on a senior Justice Department attorney to look into appointing a special counsel to investigate recently demoted official Bruce Ohrs contacts with Fusion GPS. 

The corruption is being unmasked

Fox News James Rosen and Jake Gibson recently reported the wife of Justice Department official Bruce G. Ohr worked for the opposition research firm during the 2016 presidential election.

Theres more

The Gateway Pundits Kristinn Taylor reported late Monday night, Nellie Ohr, the wife of demoted Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr,...

16:49

CONFUSION: Democrat Congresswoman Congratulates Doug Moore On Winning AL Senate Seat The Gateway Pundit

In a congratulatory tweet following Alabamas Senate race results, a confused Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) congratulated Doug Moore, on winning the states special election. Surely, Lee meant to congratulate Democrat Doug Jones on his victory. 

Sweet home Alabama. Thank you Alabamians and Doug Moore. Good has prevailed and our country is on the way to a new day , tweeted Lee.

The lawmaker has called for President Trumps impeachment and has kneeled on the House floor.

Lee has served Texass 18th congressional district since 1995.

Lees tweet comes amid reports that Moore refuses to concede the Alabama Senate race. The candidate told his supporters Tuesday night that they have to Realize when the vote is this close, it is not over.

Weve still got to go by the rules about this recount provision, added Moore.

Weknow that God is always in control.

16:25

Fed Darth Vader Bitcoin Pump & Dump Gregory Mannarino Greg Hunters USAWatchdog

By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com Analyst/trader Gregory Mannarino says the record high stock markets have some big money people worried, and you should be too. Mannarino says, On a weekly basis, yet another fund manager is coming out to speak against stock market evaluations and against what the Federal Reserve is doing.  Stanley Drukenmiller, a multi-billionaire []

16:20

December 13th 2017 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #335 The Last Refuge

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

16:15

Wednesday December 13th Open Thread The Last Refuge

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

16:04

MASSIVE DEMOCRAT TURNOUT In Alabama GOP Turnout 50% of 2016; Democrat Turnout 92% of 2016 The Gateway Pundit

DEMOCRATS HAVE MASSIVE TURNOUT IN 2017 SPECIAL ELECTION

In 2016 Republican Donald Trump won Alabama with 62% of the vote.
Trump had 1,318,255 votes
Hillary had 729,547 votes

On Tuesday night Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama special election for US senate.

In 2017 Democrat Doug Jones won the Alabama senate seat with 49.9% of the vote to 48.4% of the vote.
Democrat Doug Jones had 671,151 votes
Republican Roy Moore had 650,436 votes

Via The New York Times:

Republicans (Roy Moore) lost 667,819 votes or 50% of 2016 vote

Democrats (Doug Jones) lost 58,396 votes or .08% of 2016 vote

Democrat turnout in the special election once they smelled blood WAS ENORMOUS!

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16:00

The Catholic Church Begs Mimi Walters And Ed Royce For Compassion DownWithTyranny!


Earlier today, we looked at how Trump and Ryan are leading a war against Jesus' message to mankind. It looks like every Catholic pastor in CA-39 and CA-45 (mostly Orange County) is concerned about the same thing-- except they're focusing on Republican members of Congress Ed Royce and Mimi Walters, both lockstep rubber-stamps for Trump and Ryan. The Orange County Register piece over the weekend was devastating. All the pastors signed a letter to Walters and a letter to Royce about DREAMers-- and the letters were followed by Sunday sermons along the same lines. The sermons will be ongoing throughout Advent.
The bishops of the Diocese of Orange are calling on their clergy and parishioners to pray for the young undocumented immigrants, and to advocate for them with their elected leaders.

Catholic leaders see an urgency in finding a permanent solution to the plight of young people brought to the country illegally as children. Their temporary legal status through President Obamas DACA program is being phased out under the Trump administration.

Led by bishops in Orange County, San Bernardino and the San Gabriel region, 26 pastors urged Walters (R-Laguna Beach) and Royce (R-Fullerton)-- both Catholics-- to actively support passage of legislation that would allow the children to have a path to citizenship.

It is essential to move beyond general statements of support, read the Dec. 1 open letter, signed by the pastors and Rev...

15:56

Defiant Judge Roy Moore Pulls a Hillary REFUSES TO CONCEDE in Alabama Senate Election (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Republican Judge Roy Moore refuses to concede the Alabama Senate race. The candidate told his supporters Tuesday night that they have to Realize when the vote is this close, it is not over.

Weve still got to go by the rules about this recount provision, added Moore.

Weknow that God is always in control.

NBC News contributor Michael Beschloss says Moores spokesman raised the possibility of a recount following the election results.

Independent UK reports:

Roy Moores campaign manager has initally said the candidate is not yet conceding the US Senate race to winner Democrat Doug Jones, and is asking his supporters to pray for him.

Rich Hobson told a sombre crowd at Mr Moores election night gathering that: Some people are calling it. We are not calling it.

Mr Hobson says the margin is thin and there are still votes to be counted but a concession will likely not be long in coming..

[]

Should Mr Moore prevail, Republicans will be faced with a decision they have spent weeks bracing for: how to treat a new member of their caucus who, despite being crucial to their slender majority, is saddled with politically explosive allegations. In the lead-up to the election senators had discussed launching an ethics investiga...

15:10

GOPe Spent $500,000 to Defeat Roy Moore and Campaigned Against Him Then Trashes Steve Bannon When He Loses! The Gateway Pundit

You just cant make this up.

Republican elites spent at least $500,000 against Republican candidate Roy Moore in Alabama.

Anti-Trump presidential candidate Evan McMullin spent $500,000 on digital and TV ads that ask Alabama conservatives to reject Republican nominee Roy Moores Senate bid.

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell told Roy Moore to step down.
Republican Senator Richard Shelby told CNN on Sunday that he would not vote for Judge Roy Moore.

Roy Moore lost tonight in Alabama to ultra-liberal Doug Jones by .7% in a special election with a very low turnout.

President Trump won Alabama with 1.3 million votes in 2016. Roy Moore received 630,000 votes or about half of that.

After campaigning against Roy Moore for weeks the GOPe blamed Republican Steve Bannon for his loss tonight.

Former McConnell aide Josh Holmes blamed Steve Bannon.

These GOP elites must be wiped completely out of the Republican party.
These are not honest people.
They do not give a rats ass about your well-being.

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15:08

Matt Drudge Weighs In After Judge Roy Moore Loss in Alabama The Gateway Pundit

Doug Jones became the first Democrat to win an Alabama Senate Seat since Howell Heflin left the senate in 1997. Conservative media icon Matt Drudge broke his silence following Judge Roy Moores shocking loss.

Drudge tweeted a screenshot of his websites banner story with the following adage: Luther Strange would have won in a landslide Just too much crazy in nerve racking times. There IS a limit!

The Drudge Report presently has three headlines that read:

DEM WINS ALABAMA

WHITE HOUSE SHOCK

BANNON BUSTED

Prior to endorsing Moore, President Trump supported Luther Strange.

The markets arent thrilled abo...

15:01

Moral Values and Customs LewRockwell

Im approaching my 82nd birthday, and my daughter will occasionally suggest that modernity is perplexing to me because Im from prehistoric times. As such, it points to one of the unavoidable problems of youth namely, the temptation to think that todays behavioral standards have always been. Lets look at a few of the differences between yesteryear and today.

One of those differences is the treatment of women. There are awesome physical strength differences between men and women. To create and maintain civil relationships between the sexes is to drum into boys, starting from very young ages, that they are not to use violence against a woman for any reason. Special respect is given women. Yesteryear even the lowest of lowdown men would not curse or use foul language to or in the presence of women. To see a man sitting on a crowded bus or trolley car while a woman is standing used to be unthinkable. It was deemed common decency for a man to give up his seat for a woman or elderly person.

Today young people use foul language in front of and often to adults and teachers. Its not just foul language. Many youngsters feel that its acceptable to assault teachers. Just recently, 45 Pennsylvania teachers resigned because of student violence (http://tinyurl.com/yacmn5dz). Back in what my daughter calls prehistoric times, the use of foul language to an adult or teacher would have meant a smack across the face. Of course, today a parent taking such corrective action risks being reported to a local child protective service and even being arrested. The modern parental or teacher response to misbehavior is to call for time out. In other words, what weve taught miscreants of all ages is that they can impose physical pain on others and not suffer physical pain themselves. Thats an open invitation to bad behavior.

Time to buy old US gold coins

It has always been considered a good idea to refrain from sexual intercourse until marriage or at least adulthood. During the sexual revolution of the 1960s, lessons of abstinence were ridiculed, considered passe and replaced with lessons about condoms, birth control pills and abortion. Out-of-wedlock childbirths are no longer seen as shameful and a disgrace. As a result, the rate of illegitimate births among whites is over 30 percent, and among blacks, its over 70 percent.

For over a half-century, the nations liberals along with the education establishment, pseudo-intellectuals and the courts have waged war on traditions, customs and moral values. Many in todays generation have been counseled to believe that there...

The Man Who Changed American Folk Music LewRockwell

On December 13, 1917, Walter Boyd was charged with murder. He was in a jail near Caddo Lake in NW Louisiana.

Possibly the night before the records are silent he had been involved in a shooting in a black tavern. These taverns were known as sukey joints. Authorities arrested him for having shot and killed a friend, Will Stafford. Boyd denied the charge, but he was convicted of murder. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Caddo Lake covers the Texas side of the border. Boyd was sent to prison in Texas, not Louisiana. This indicates that the tavern was on the Texas side.

The authorities did not know that Walter Boyd was not his real name. His name was Huddie Ledbetter. He is known to us as Leadbelly.

In 1950, a song he wrote in prison, Goodnight Irene, became the number-one pop song of the year, sung by a folk group known as the Weavers. He had died of Lou Gehrigs disease a year earlier on December 6. That song launched a string of hits by the Weavers. This was the first major penetration of folk music into the popular music charts.

He had always thought that Goodnight, Irene would be a hit. He was right. Too late.

Time to buy old US gold coins

Ledbetter was, intermittently, a violent man. He was also the first great master of the 12-string guitar.

Sometime in the early 1920s, the governor of Texas, Pat Neff, visited the prison where Ledbetter was incarcerated. Ledbetter sang a song he had written for Neff, asking for a pardon. In the last few days of his governorship in 1925, Neff signed the pardon. In 1932, Neff became the president of Baylor University.

By then, Ledbetter was back in prison, this time in Angola, the notorious prison in Louisiana. His crime was attempted murder . . . of a white man. He was convicted in 1930.

In 1933, John A. Lomax, the nations leading musical folklorist, came to the prison to record his songs. Lomax was being paid by the Library of Congress to do this. He had just begun his 10-year position as the libraries collector of American folk music. He returned in July 1934 with better equipment to record over a hundred songs. Lomax sent a copy of Goodnight, Irene to the governor. On August 1, the governor pardoned him.

Leadbetter volunteered to work for Lomax as his driver. Lomax accepted the offer, and the two of them toured the United States for years. These recordings became the backbone of the famous collection of American folk music in the Library of Congress. Leadbetter later complained that...

What I Learned at Murrays Knee LewRockwell

or Principled Libertarianism from a truly Principled Libertarian.

Any resemblance between the characters in this picture and any persons, living or dead, is a miracle

        The Three Stooges

Nations by Consent, by Murray Rothbard

I preface this essay: almost every time I read Rothbard I am struck by how he has resolved countless issues of libertarian theory and application decades ago, issues that I have only recently worked through.  The man developed many concepts and applications associated with the non-aggression principle out of whole cloth; it is amazing how well his work stands up to time.

In this essay, Rothbard examines the idea of nation, collective security, secession, anarcho-capitalist open borders and a few other topics.  I will focus on the topics of the nation and open borders.  I have previously offered a minor examination of this paper. Today, for some reason, it seems like a good day to go into some detail.

Nation

Libertarians tend to focus on two important units of analysis: the individual and the state. And yet, one of the most dramatic and significant events of our time has been the reemergence-with a bang-in the last five years of a third and much neglected aspect of the real world, the nation.

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Atomistic-individual-libertarians (i.e. left-libertarians) need such a lesson from Rothbard.  For the rest of usmmm, we get it already.

Rothbard is writing at the time of the decentralization of the Soviet Union; if ever a case study involving actual human beings might offer the value that actual human beings put on nation, this was the case study (for example).

But lets not be confused by the term nation:

When the nation has been thought of at all, it usually comes attached to the state, as in the common word, the nation-state, but this concept takes a particular development of recent centuries and elaborates it into a universal maxim.

If one defines state as an entity with a monopoly of legislating, interpreting a...

Economic Fallacies Rampant LewRockwell

Saul Levmore and Martha Nussbaum, two professors at the University of Chicago Law School, have written an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled Lets Agree on an Age to Retire; Current antidiscrimination law hurts businesses and both younger and older employees (September 23-24, 2017, p. C4;). These two professors should be ashamed of themselves for writing this bit of economic illiteracy. The University of Chicago Law School, which prides itself on its economic sophistication, should immediately fire them for violating that characteristic. And the Wall Street Journal, which also claims some economic sophistication, and, sometimes even achieves it, should greatly regret publishing this contribution to economic fallacy.

Wherein lies the blunder of these two authors? They write as follows: In the U.S. after many years of a declining retirement age, the average worker is now retiring later, which means that there are fewer jobs for young people.

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Fewer jobs? Give me a break. The number of jobs is limited, only, by scarcity. As long as people want more goods and services than they already have, which pretty much means forever, given human beings in their present incarnation, there will be no limit, no limit whatsoever, on the number of jobs. Lookit, Profs. Levmore and Nussbaum: when the automobile replaced the horse and buggy, there were many fewer jobs in the latter industry. Any problem with that? Of course not. Ditto for when the computer replaced the typewriter and the cell phone the old fashioned camera. The number of jobs is not a fixed amount, such that if some people take more of them (the elderly in this case), there will be fewer for others (youngsters). Rather, the number of employment opportunities is as flexible as can be. No one can hog up jobs, and limit them for other people, at least not in any economy with even a vestige of freedom.

Here is another howler of theirs: In most workplaces, wages rise with seniority, but productivity does not. Whoa. We have a law in economics to the effect that wages tend to equal marginal revenue product, or productivity. If a gap forms between the two, market forces tend to equalize them once again. Possibly, what Profs. Levmore and Nussbaum say in this regard can occur when government is the employer, but certainly not in the private sector. If wages exceed productivity, losses will be registered, and bankruptcy is sure to follow.

Now grab ahold of this one: employers hesitate to hire middle-aged workers, who may stay on the job long after their pay has exceeded their productivity. Here, these authors double down on their ignorance of the fact that when wages are higher tha...

The Case for Ebenezer LewRockwell

My interest in Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol began one Christmas eve when, as a small child, my parents turned on network radio to listen to what, even then, had become a classic Christmas eve festivity: Lionel Barrymores presentation of the Dickens story.

Radio was a medium that required the imagination to paint scenes far more colorful, and to concoct monsters far scarier, than anything motion pictures or television have ever been able to present. With radio, the listener was the stage designer, costumer, and location director.

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As I became older, I decided that Mr. Dickens had given Ebenezer Scrooge an undeserved reputation for villainy, placing him in such company as Uriah Heep, Iago, Dr. Moriarty, or Snidely Whiplash, to name but a few. It is my purpose, in making this holiday defense of my client, to present to you a different interpretation of the story, that you will see the villainy not in my clients character, but in Charles Dickens miscasting of the true heroes of the time of which he wrote, namely, the industrialists and financiers who created that most liberating epoch in human history: the industrial revolution.

Lest there be any readers who need reminding of the virtues of this period, let me quote from that eminent English historian, T.S. Ashton, who wrote of the impoverished conditions of England and other nations prior to the industrial revolution. As he expressed it, [t]he central problem of the age was how to feed and clothe and employ generations of children outnumbering by far those of any earlier time. England, he went on, was delivered, not by her rulers, but by those who, seeking no doubt their own narrow ends, had the wit and resources to devise ne...

Make America Neocon Again LewRockwell

Back during the admittedly brief shock and awe period that immediately followed on the Trump electoral victory, it appeared that there might be an actual realignment of American foreign policy. The neoconservatives virtually unanimously had opposed Donald Trump in the most vile terms, both in the GOP primaries and during the actual electoral campaign, making clear that Hillary was their choice for a future full of unrelenting, ideologically driven warfare to convert the world to democracy. By that metric, one would assume that Trump would prefer to be roasted on a spit rather than have neocons on his national security team, and many in the punditry did agree with that analysis and went on to share that view.

At the time, I agreed, but I did note that the neoconservatives have proven to be remarkable resilient, particularly as many of them have remained true to their Democratic Party values on nearly everything but foreign policy, where they are irredeemable hawks, hostile to Russia and Iran and always reliably in the corner of Israel. In short, many neocons can be unmasked as Hillary Clinton Democrats if one looks at them issue by issue, which certainly helps to explain some subsequent developments.

Some Washington observers who actually care about such things have been writing how there has been a kumbaya process going on between self-described conservative neocons and liberal interventionists. Katrina vanden Heuvel describes the progressive hawks as the essential-country crowd, borrowing a phrase from ex-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

There are inevitably minor disconnects between the two groups based on their motives for aggression Democrats claim to do it to bring democracy and freedom while Republicans say they do it to enhance national security. Both are lying in any event as it all comes down to great power rivalries, with big powerful nations pushing smaller weaker nations around because they are able to get away with it and feel more comfortable if everyone lines up behind them.

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So everyone in Washington and New Yorks financial services industry agrees that a more assertive America is a better America even when the reality is that no one winds up with either democracy or security. Which brings us to the latest shuffle in the Donald Trump cabinet and what it is likely to mean down the road. Multi...

The Deep States Xmas Present to All of Us LewRockwell

He sees you when youre sleeping
He knows when youre awake
He knows when youve been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Just in time for Christmas, the Deep State wants to give America the gift that keeps on giving: never-ending mass surveillance.

Im not referring to the kind of surveillance carried out by that all-knowing and all-seeing Jolly Old St. Nick and his informant the Elf on the Shelf (although, to be fair, they have helped to acclimate us to a world in which were always being watched and judged by higher authorities).

No, this particular bit of Yuletide gift-giving comes courtesy of the Deep State (a.k.a. the Surveillance State, Police State, Shadow Government and black-ops spy agencies).

If this power-hungry cabal gets its way, the governments power to spy on its citizens will soon be all-encompassing and permanent.

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As it now stands, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Actthe legal basis for two of the National Security Agencys largest mass surveillance programs, PRISM and Upstreamis set to expire at the end of 2017.

PRISM lets the NSA access emails, video chats, instant messages, and other content sent via Facebook, Google, Apple and others. Upstream lets the NSA worm its way into the internet backbonethe cables and switches owned by private corporations like AT&T that make the internet into a global networkand scan traffic for the communications of tens of thousands of individuals labeled targets.

Just as the USA Patriot Act was perverted from its original intent to fight terrorism abroad and was used instead to covertly crack down on the American people (allowing government agencies to secretly track Americans financial activities, monitor their communications, and carry out wide-ranging surveillance on them),...

NRA Silent as States, Feds Ban Gun Sales LewRockwell

The National Rifle Association (NRA), which fancies itself a champion of the Second Amendment and gun rights, is nowhere to be found as state governments are moving to confiscate firearms from medical marijuana patients.

Police in Honolulu, Hawaii, recently sent out a letter to 30 medical cannabis patients warning them they had 30 days to hand over their guns. When medical cannabis becomes legal in Ohio in 2018, patients will not be permitted to own or possess firearms. Similar restrictions have been imposed in California and Oregon despite state policy, and they are not new.

In 2011, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive issued a warning that because cannabis is illegal at the federal level, patients cannot possess guns. There are no exceptions in federal law for marijuana purportedly used for medicinal purposes, even if such use is sanctioned by state law, the ATF said in 2011.

Despite the NRAs vehemently opinionated stances on many issues, including whether or not suspected terrorists should have access to guns, the lobbying group had little to say at the time about the federal governments infringements on cannabis patients gun rights, merely reporting that If a person admits marijuana use to a licensed firearm dealer, the dealer is prohibited from transferring a firearm to that person because the dealer will have a reasonable cause to believe that the person is an unlawful user.

The NRA has not responded to Anti-Medias request for comment on the Honolulu police order for cannabis patients to turn in their guns (considering the organizations proud support for law enforcement, this is unsurprising). In fact, the order came and went after public outcry condemned the gun grab. Honolulu police have since backtracked, saying they will not be confiscating guns but will be enforcing their policy against future cannabis users who would like to purchase a firearm.

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The Secret US Death Plan LewRockwell

A brilliant and alarming book, beautifully written by Americas greatest whistle blower.

Before the Pentagon Papers, before Watergate, before his involvement as an advisor in Viet Nam, Daniel Ellsberg worked in the U. S. national security system as a nuclear planner. Its a memoir of that time, of the still classified policies of nuclear strategy, and of the secret, often reckless protocols that had been developed for their implementation.

Much of the information and revelations in this book has never been exposed in previous memoirs by the principals of the period nor in subsequent histories. This makes it a history document of enormous importance.

This book exposes for the first time the secret plan developed by the government and approved by the President and the Joint Chiefs of Staff to launch a nuclear strike against Russia and China, under a range of possible circumstances, that they knew was likely to kill 600,000,000 people worldwide.

The title comes from the iconic film, Dr. Strangelove, and it demonstrates that the movie is more a documentary than a work of the imagination.

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Failed Attempts to Overvalue Money LewRockwell

On July 12, 1722, William Wood (16711730), who was a hardware manufacturer, ironmaster, and mintmaster, received a contract from the British Crown to strike an issue of Irish coinage from 1722 to 1724. He also struck the Rosa Americana coins of British America during the same period. Woods coinage was extremely unpopular in Ireland for being overvalued in monetary value compared to the intrinsic metal value. It was seen as the King attempting to create money from nothing or fiat despite the fact they were coins.

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The British coins minted for Ireland were recalled and exported to the American colonies. Wood was also granted a patent to mint 300 tons of coppers for the North American Colonies over a 14-year period for an annual fee to the Crown of 300.149. He produced the Rosa Americana coinage which was very attractive, but they were an alloy of 75% brass, 20% tutenague, 5% silver. One pound of the alloy was to produce 120 halfpence, which was a substantial profit of about doubling his money. The obverse depicted the laureated head of George I, while a Tudor rose with the inscription ROSA AMERICANA, UTILE DULCI was on the reverse.

In response to the Wood contract by the British Crown, Massachusetts issued small change bills to compete with Woods Rosa Americana coinages being introduced into New England. They issued in 1722 this Hexagonal Three Pence, as well as a two and one pence paper note. This issue of small change paper notes was authorized in June 1722. These geometrically shaped parchment notes were clearly authorized in Massachusetts in response to the Rosa Americana flood of coins from Britain.

Woods effort was a failure as was his Hibernia series in Ireland. Their lightweight and overvaluation rendered them unacceptable as money by the American colonists as well as the Irish. Therefore, the rejection of Woods underweight coinage even took place during the extreme shortage of small change shortage that created a real crisis economically. The failure of the Rosa Americana series to be accepted by the Colonists is why so many of these coins remain in uncirculated condition today.

Shortly before his death in 1730, Wood proposed to the Board of Trade that he mint coins in gold and silver for the colonies at 75% of the sterling rate once again a scheme to overvalue the coinage. This scheme was rejected by the Crown based upon his previous failures.

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The Hottest Thing in Easy Living and Home Improvement LewRockwell

There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to designing and outdoor kitchen area. Since a lot of people have different needs, budgets, climates, space, etc, I am going to approach this article by offering up some suggestions for outdoor kitchen components that can be bought one at a time to fit into tight budgets and some that can be set up for a season and taken down if needed. At the same time, any of these components could be used in an outdoor kitchen that has some permanent structures like counter tops or rock work.

Sure there are outdoor kitchen set ups that are all stainless steel, have countertops, fridges, ect all built in and you can sure order one but they will set you back $3,000-$5,000 or more and you have to be able to find a suitable shaped and sized space.

I am glad for the opportunity to write this up because even after cooking outside and in for many years, there is always more to learn and the availability of appliances, tables, ect is better than ever thanks to internet shopping. Lets start with some basic questions to know before you get to deciding exactly what you need to look for.

How much space do you have?

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A mobile outdoor kitchen set up might be the answer if you have little space or live in a climate where you have a shorter season that you can use it or at least need to protect it a lot from the weather.

If you have a patio or other area in mind then get out a tape measure and see what space you have to dedicated to it. Make sure to leave enough room for movement.

Draw it out

You can use graph paper or if you are savvy enough with computers, a design program. If your kitchen needs to all fit together just so then you need to consider all the measurements to make the most of your space. Can you fit that 4 ft long range in there and still have room for a cart? It may take several drafts to get the layout the way you want.

Consider flow carefully

Some of you may have noticed that I have a really small kitchen when I am doing food related articles. My entire kitchen is slightly larger than 7 feet by 10 feet but since the layout is good, it is not hard to cook in because things are easy to reach. I was lucky that Matt really thought out the flow when we were figuring out how to finish the kitchen.

When planning out your outdoor kitchen, think about the food prep process and how you will be able to move from one station to the...

A Country Youve Never Heard of LewRockwell

In the 30-plus years Ive been in the publishing business, Ive seen my share of new countries.

Some are scams, such as the Dominion of Melchizedek, which I exposed as a fraud nearly two decades ago. But most new countries are never fully realized simply because their promoters suffer from the delusion that their claims of sovereignty will magically be recognized, without anyone putting together a clear plan for getting there.

There are two almost insurmountable obstacles:

  • Getting anyone to take you seriously (diplomatic recognition, etc.)
  • Defending your territory from incursions by more powerful neighbors

A great example of a claim that hasnt been taken seriously is the Principality of Sealand, a country founded on an abandoned World War II gun platform in the North Sea off the English coast. In 1967, Roy and Joan Bates took up residence there. Prince Roy proclaimed a Sealand constitution and introduced a national flag and national anthem and began selling passports.

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Now that Prince Roy and Princess Joan have died, their son, Prince Michael, is Sealands caretaker. Sealand passports are not formally recognized, and in 1997, 150,000 were revoked. But you can still buy one for only 244.99 and even become a Lord, Lady, Baron, Baroness, Count, or Countess of Sealand. Just dont try using your Sealand passport to cross an actual international border.

Still, viable efforts to establish new countries that could actually be taken seriously are everywhere. Separatist groups in Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain want to create their own independent states, to name just a few movements across Europe. The most advanced efforts are in Catalonia, which in October voted overwhelmingly to separate from Spain. But its efforts to b>ecome independent were put down by force by the Spanish government.

But perhaps the most successful new country is one that you may have never heard about. Its called Somaliland, and its carved out of the territory of the war-torn nation of Somalia.

Heres what it looks like:

Youve no doubt read quite a lot about Somalia, which claims sovereignty over Somaliland, in recent years. The government that the international community recognizes is riddled wit...

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DEVELOPING=> Text Messages Between Peter Strzok and Mistress Lisa Page Emerge Trump Should Go F*ck Himself The Gateway Pundit

Fox News reporter Shannon Bream said Tuesday evening that the networks producer has obtained all 10,000 text messages between Trump-hating FBI agent and his mistress Lisa Page.

Some of the text messages have emerged and its ugly.

Our producer has obtained 10K texts between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, Bream tweeted.

Bream also tweeted, that Lisa Page sent a text to Peter Strzok Trump should go f*ck himself.

The text messages obtained by Fox News were sent during the 2016 presidential election. Below is a text exchange between Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page on March 2, 2016.

Seriously?! Would you not [vote] D[emocrat]? Page responded.

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How Black Voters Lifted Doug Jones Over Roy Moore The Intercept

Dothan, Alabama The day after Doug Jones won the Democratic nomination for Senate, Dr. Joe Reed sat down to share his thoughts on the race with The Intercept. Reed, head of the Alabama Democratic Conference, is largely seen as the de facto leader of the Alabama Democratic Party, as most of the state executive committee is either an ally or member of the ADC.

He is, in many ways, the last true black party boss in the South. But the way Reed sees it, if a Democrat like Jones wants to win the Alabama Senate seat, he cant rely on black votes, he has to do his own work in the white areas.

Hes gonna have to campaign in white folks districts himself, Reed said. As if on cue, his flip phone rang.

It was Doug Jones, calling to pay his respects.

Now whatcha gotta do now, he lectured Jones, is get out on the road and tell Bubba and Cooter how important the Democratic Party is for them.

He rattled off the names of long-dead Democratic congresspeople and their accomplishments. If hes from around Huntsville, he oughta thank John Sparkman every day. If he got a student loan, he oughta thank Carl Elliott, Reed said. So go tell em what the Democratic Party has meant to them and meant to their parents.

While Reed was comfortable delegating the white vote to Jones, he didnt leave anything to chance on his end. Reeds job was eased by Roy Moore, the Republican nominee, who toward the end of the campaign waxed poetically about the halcyon days of slavery, comments that got little attention at the time but began going viral last week. Asked by an African-American voter when he thought America was last great, he reached for the years before the Civil War. I think it was great at the time when families were united even though we had slavery they cared for one another, he said. Our families were strong, our country had a direction.

Precisely whose families were strong, and which were sold in pieces, was left unsaid, but it resonated nonetheless. Black activists in Alabama expected increased turnout in the Senate special election, in part due to those remarks. And they got it: Late Tuesday night, the Associated Press called the race for Jones, who won largely on the strength of black turnout.

Roy Moore said the only time America was great was back when slavery existed, and we dont want nothing to do with that dude, said the Rev. Kenneth Glasgow, an activist in Dothan. That dude trying to make us slaves.

Glasgow led a county-wide canvassing effort here in Houston County for Reeds Alabama Democratic Conference, the largest Democratic and black organization in Alabama. Old school tactics are being deployed to try to repair the turnout machine that was broken by the Republican waves of the early 2000s.

Tuesday afternoon, Glasgow and his friend Edward Jones set up grills outside polling stations. Buses, mi...

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Democrats, Smear Merchants, Liberal Media, GOPe, Mitch McConnell, Sen. Shelby, FINALLY Get a Win! Doug Jones Wins Alabama The Gateway Pundit

Doug Jones became the first Democrat to win an Alabama Senate Seat since Howell Heflin left the senate in 1997.

Jones, an ultra-liberal who supports partial birth abortion and open borders, defeated Judge Roy Moore in the Alabama Special election.

The GOPe finally has their told you so moment.

Doug Jones had several supporters to thank tonight for his stunning win.
** Mitch McConnell for his support.
** The GOP elites for their $500,000 in financial support
** The GOP elites in Washington DC
** Republican Senator Senator Shelby for his last minute announcement to vote crap on the Republican candidate
** FOX News and FBN elites.
** The Washington Post for their 38 year-old sexual scandal
** Matt Drudge and The Drudge Report for his refusal to report on any news that would hurt the Democrat candidate
** Democrat media For the constant attacks against Judge Roy Moore
** Democrat media For their refusal to report on Doug Jones positions
** Greg Gutfeld

It was a solid win for a very far left Democrat in Alabama.

Look forward to the nastiest elections EVER in US history in the coming months and years.
Congratulations to all of the many supporters of Doug Jones!
He couldnt have done it without you!

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ROY MOORE ON A HORSE PROVES THAT "AUTHENTICITY" IN POLITICS IS A CROCK No More Mister Nice Blog

As we wait to learn the outcome of the Alabama Senate race, let's pause to note that Roy Moore rode his horse to the polls today -- and was mocked mercilessly by people who actually know how to ride horses:





But do you know what we're not hearing? We're not hearing any of the usual mainstream-media pundits talking about Moore's lack of "authenticity" -- which is exactly what we'd hear if a Democrat tried riding a horse to the polls and did so as embarrassingly as Moore.

Is a Republican in a general election ever derided as "inauthentic"? Mitt Romney is the only one who comes to mind. A few of the candidates who lost to Donald Trump in the 2016 primaries were derided as "inauthentic" -- but once a Republican heads to a general election, he or she is almost invariably presumed to have "authenticity," while the Democrat, if he's not named Bill Clinton or Barack Obama, is usually deemed "inauthentic."

That was true even last year, when Donald Trump was a self-evident phony -- a phony populist, a phony Christian, a phony isolationist, a phony patriot.

Now Roy Moore is the phoniest of cowboys. But it's okay, because he's a Republican.

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ROY MOORE CAMP Calls in Extra Security After Threats Called into Campaign! (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Roy Moore Campaign Hires Massive Security After Threats Called In to Campaign

Peter Doocy told Sean Hannity tonight extra security was called in for the campaign victory party after threats were called into the campaign on Tuesday morning.

Peter Doocy: Tonights event here in Montgomery, Alabama has a very notable security presence inside and out. An official tells me thats because a threat against the campaign that came in this morning.

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Fusion GPS Confirms Hiring DOJ Officials Wife To Investigate Trump Weasel Zippers

Connected from the very beginning to get Trump. Via Daily Caller: The co-founder of Trump dossier firm Fusion GPS confirmed in court filings on Tuesday that he met last year with Justice Department official Bruce Ohr and hired Ohrs wife to help with the opposition research firms investigation of Donald Trump. Glenn Simpson said in []

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OANN Calls It For The Judge Before Polls Close: Roy Moore Sweeps Alabama Election To Win Senate Seat The Gateway Pundit

One America News Network called the Alabama Senate race for Republican candidate Judge Roy Moore. Citing unofficial polling, the news network projected Moore swept the race by a large margin.

OANN reports:

The president of OANN Robert Herringne would like to congratulate Moore on the fine campaign he and his wife have run.

Speaking with campaign representatives, were being told there are strong signs the majority of voters have come out in support of the judge.

Reports show at least 64% of voters are fiercely opposed to many of Doug Jones key platform issues.

Campaign officials say the latest results show Moore up by at least eight points over his opponent.

OAN would also like to congratulate the people of Alabama. We provided you with the facts and you stood your ground and refused to let outsiders steal your election.

As The Gateway Pundits Jim Hoft reported, Democrats and Republican elites threw every piece of trash they could find at Judge Roy Moore. Today Roy Moore rode horseback with his wife Kayla to the polling station.

Moore told voters: Its me or the media lynch mob.

We will be updating election results throughout the night.

Democrats are excited that black turnout is at 30%.

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A Transparent Lack of Media Curiosity Why Was Judge Rudolph Contreras Recused From Flynn Case?. The Last Refuge

Last Thursday it was announced that U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras was mysteriously recused from the Special Counsel case against General Mike Flynn, five days after Judge Contreras accepting the initial pleading.  No explanation as to why? (Reuters) The Continue reading

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Battle For The Democratic Party: After the Unity Reform Commission-- A Guest Post By Norman Solomon DownWithTyranny!


Sunday night we took a look at the work of the DNC's Unity Reform Commission. Norman Solomon, a co-author of the 2016 Autopsy, wrote a postscript for us and asked me to share it with DWT readers this evening. This is especially important for those of us working to defeat Trump and his brand of fascism with a Bernie/Elizabeth Warren presidential ticket in 2020.

With the Democratic Partys Unity Reform Commission now history, major political forces are entering a new stage of contention over the future of the party. Seven months after the commissions first meeting-- and nine months after Hillary Clinton backer Tom Perez won a close election over Bernie Sanders supporter Keith Ellison to become chair of the Democratic National Committee-- the battle lines are coming into focus for next year.

The commissions final meeting adjourned on Saturday after a few steps toward democratizing the party had won approval-- due to the grassroots strength of progressives. But the recommendations from the commission will go to the Rules and Bylaws Committee, which was one of the DNC decision-making bodies that Perez subjected to a purge two months ago. Now, in the words of Jim Zogby (who was removed from the Executive Committee by Perez), There are virtually no Bernie supporters on the Rules and Bylaws Committee.

When the latest Unity Reform Commission meeting got underway, Perez talked a lot about unity. But kicking Sanders supporters off of key DNC committees is the ugly underside of an ongoing dual discourse. (Are we supposed to believe Perezs soothing words or our own eyes?) And party unity behind a failed approach-- internally undemocratic and politically hitched to corporate wagons-- would hardly...

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Man Saving Bunny From A Wildfire Apparently Shows Everything Wrong With Whiteness Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: A man who heroically saved a bunny from a California wildfire apparently shows everything wrong with whiteness, according to an article published Monday. Damon Young, editor-in-chief of the digital magazine Very Smart Brothas (VSB), and a columnist for GQ.com, wrote an article criticizing a Thursday BBC video capturing a man identified as []

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Missouri Senate Candidate in Alabama Supporting Roy Moore: He Has a Cavalry Coming The Gateway Pundit

Courtland Sykes, the America First candidate challenging Mitch McConnells primary pick in Missouri, is currently in Alabama in support of Judge Roy Moore. He told Gateway Pundit that he is there because he wanted Moore to know that he has a cavalry coming in 2018.

I know hes innocent. I mean, we look at these allegations and the stories are disintegrating every day, Sykes said of Moore. The more they disintegrate, the more the media just pushes this narrative that they know is not true. When you see a guy in the fight maybe its a Navy or military thing you see that hes worked hard and done right his whole life and none of this has ever come up in 40 years. Hes in a fight and nobody on the right or the left are questioning these ridiculous allegations and I felt he needed support.

The candidate explained that when Moore wins this election tonight and he goes to the Senate he is not going to have a lot of allies at least that is how I would feel. I want him to know that he has support out there and he is not in this alone.

Sykes also noted his disgust with the fact that Moore has wanted to do media, but is blocked by the hostile press who then falsely claims that he is refusing interviews.

Additionally, Sykes told the Gateway Pundit about a shocking billboard that he stated was placed in a black Alabama neighborhood by billionaire globalist financier George Soros. The sign featured Vote December 12 for little girls, with a photo of four black children.

Theyre running around telling the black community that Roy Moore has been molesting little black girls. If this was an honest election it would be Moore in a landslide it wouldnt even be close, Sykes said. Its disgusting.

He noted that the dirty tactics are why the Alabama race is important to his own race in Missouri, and why he wanted to be there to stand against them in support of Moore.

Mitch McConnell, George Soros and all of these characters are going to do the exact same thing in all the other states in 2018. Theyre going to do it against me, Sykes said. Theyre already starting. They dont want to acknowledge that I served...

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BOOM! Devin Nunes Orders Investigators to Physically Remove Outstanding Documents From DOJ The Gateway Pundit

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) ordered congressional investigators to physically remove all outstanding documents from the Justice Department on Thursday. 

Intel Cmte chair Nunes says Hse Intel Cmte will send investigators to DoJ Thursday to do a scrub of documents they have pursued since winter. Nunes says if McCabe doesnt appear next Tuesd, he will move to subpoena him..or potentially hold McCabe in contempt of Congress, tweeted Fox News Chad Pergram.

As The Gateway Pundits Cristina Laila reported, Nunes told Fox News Catherine Herridge Friday his investigators have already uncovered evidence of abuse in U.S. governments surveillance practices.

I believe theres evidence that abuses have occurred, Nunes told Herridge regarding the FISA courts and other surveillance practices.

We have had an ongoing investigation into DOJ and FBI since mid-summer for both FISA abuse and other matters that we cant get into too much. But it is very concerning.

I hate to use the word corrupt, but they become so dirty that, who is watching the watchmen? Who is investigating these people? There is no one.

VIDEO and partially transcribed by Fox News:

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12:33

#NeverTrumper Greg Gutfeld: I Hope Roy Moore Loses (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld said on The Five Monday evening that he hopes Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore loses to pro-abortion liberal Doug Jones.

Gutfeld called the Alabama special election team sport politics. The argument is Moore is bad but the Democrat is worse.

It doesnt always have to be a team sport, Never Trump hack Gutfeld said.

I hope the guy loses. And if youre upset that I say that, thats not on me, Gutfeld continued.

The Fox News host also claimed that President Trump is only supporting Roy Moore because he has to.

Never Trumpers always reveal their true selves in situations like this. They would rather a pro-abortion, open borders zealot win a seat than a pro-Trump conservative.

The 40 year old allegations against Roy Moore havent even been proven yet Democrats and Never Trumpers continue to smear the Judge.

VIDEO:

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12:02

Frankens Replacement To Be Announced On WednesdayReminder: He Still Hasnt Officially Quit Weasel Zippers

Via Townhall: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (DFL) will officially announce on Wednesday who he has picked to replace Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) who resigned (kind of) last week. While Franken said he would be stepping down in the coming weeks, he has not yet said what his last day in office will be. (This has []

11:35

Dem Rep. Frederica Wilson: I Believe Rep. Alcee Hastings, Not Woman Accuser To Whom He Paid $220,000 Weasel Zippers

Believe the women. Via Daily Caller: Democratic Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson said she believes Florida Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings and not the former congressional staffer who accused Hastings of sexually harassing her. Congress Office of Compliance settled a sexual harassment lawsuit with the former committee staffer, Winsome Packer, for $220,000 after she accused the Democratic []

11:28

Cooking Fire At A Homeless Encampment Sparked Bel Air Blaze That Destroyed Homes, Officials Say Weasel Zippers

Alert Governor Moonbeam that it wasnt climate change. Via LA Times: The fire that destroyed six homes and damaged a dozen others in Bel-Air last week was caused by a cooking fire at a nearby homeless encampment, Los Angeles fire officials said Tuesday. For a number of years, homeless people had been living in a []

11:09

ALABAMA ELECTION RESULTS: Judge Roy Moore Against Lynch Mob Media Update: DEMOCRAT JONES WINS ALABAMA The Gateway Pundit

On Tuesday Alabama voters will choose their next US Senator Judge Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones

The polls close at 8:00 PM Eastern.

Democrats and Republican elites threw every piece of trash they could find at Judge Roy Moore.
Today Roy Moore rode horseback with his wife Kayla to the polling station.

Moore told voters: Its me or the media lynch mob.

We will be updating election results throughout the night.

Democrats are excited that black turnout is at 30%.

The Washington Post has been denied access to Roy Moores election party.

UPDATE: The polls closed in Alabama at 8 PM Central.

The New York Times and Politico have live election results.

UPDATE: With less than 1% re...

11:08

Alabama Lawyer Blasts Last Minute Court Ruling Allowing Destruction of Digital Voting Records Amid Hacking Fears The Gateway Pundit

In what is being described as a spurious, ruling, an Alabama court says officials can destroy all digital voting records for the states special Senate election between Republican Judge Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. 

AL.com reports:

At 1:36 p.m. Monday, a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge issued an order directing Alabama election officials to preserve all digital ballot images created at polling places across the state today.

But at 4:32 p.m. Monday, attorneys for Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and Ed Packard, the state administrator of elections, filed an emergency motion to stay that order, which the state Supreme Court granted minutes after Merrill and Packards motion was filed.

By granting the stay, the court effectively told the state that it does not in fact have to preserve the digital ballot images essentially digitized versions of the paper ballots voters fill out at the voting booth created today.

But Priscilla Duncan, attorney for four Alabama voters who sued the state last week in an attempt to force election officials to preserve the digital records, said Tuesday that their argument was spurious and misleading.

Alabama attorney Priscilla Duncan blasted the decision saying, They made a bunch of spurious arguments that they dont have the authority to tell [election officials across the state] what to do well, theyre already telling them what to do and that it will cause a bunch of confusion at the polls, but the voters wouldnt even know if they changed their retention policy.

The ruling comes amid hacking fears, prompting Department of Homeland Security officials to boost the states cybersecurity.

What Im worried about is undermining the broader confidence in the vote, he said. My [ideal] outcome is ensuring the American people have confidence that their vote matters when they show up to vote whether its at a state, a mayor, county commissioner or for president, says DHS official Chris Krebs....

11:05

*Update* Doug Jones Wins Alabama Election Night Results and Discussion Thread: Roy Moore -vs- Doug Jones The Last Refuge

Alabama votes today in the 2017 special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  The last Alabama polls close at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m Central. 10:45pm UPDATE: Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Continue reading

11:02

Port Authority Bombing Suspects Family Faces Backlash After Chastising Authorities Weasel Zippers

Via Fox News: Family members of the failed New York City terror bomber were blasted on social media Tuesday after they accused police of heavy-handed tactics a charge that came mere hours after their son attempted to massacre civilians in a crowded subway passageway. Let me get this correct, your son walks in a []

10:53

Lying Hacks at Far Left Politifact Make Russian Collusion Denial their Lie of the Year The Gateway Pundit

Far left hacks at Politifact do not exactly have a stellar record for their annual lie of the year.

Left-leaning Politifact awarded Barack Obama with its annual Lie of the Year for telling Americans 36 times that they could keep their insurance once Obamacare was passed.
politifact 2013

Thats not exactly what they said back in 2008 when Barack Obama was running for president.
They agreed with Obama.
Politifact said the statement was true.
politifact 2008

This year Politifact outdid itself.

The far left group is calling denial of the Russian-Trump campaign collusion a liar.

Unreal.

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10:51

We have a winner! Fellowship of the Minds

. . . for FOTMs 164th Caption Contest! This was a lovely contest, with so many really cute captions. The FOTM writers duly voted, each for what he/she considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote Continue reading

10:46

Calling Adam Schiff! Don Jr. Demands Inquiry Into Deep State Leaks From House Committee Hearing The Gateway Pundit

Donald Trump Jr.s lawyer sent a letter to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence demanding an inquiry into leaks that took place during and after Don Jr.s interview with the committee on December 6th, New York Mag reported.

The voluntary interview, which took over 8 hours was conducted under oath was to be kept strictly confidential and would not be discussed publicly unless the Committee voted on the release of the transcripts.

It is very obvious that someone is leaking parts of his interview to the pressAdam Schiff, all eyes are on you.

Via Yashar Ali, contributor to New York Mag:

The letter was sent to Representative Mike Conaway of Texas, who took over the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election from Devin Nunes, after Nunes recused himself earlier this year.

The letter says that Trump Jr. and his attorneys were promised that the interview would be kept strictly confidential and not discussed publicly unless and until the full committee voted to release the transcript.

Trump Jr. and his attorney say that while he was still being interviewed, members of the committee and/or their staff began selectively leaking information provided during the interview to various press outlets, most notably CNN.

The letter also cited tweets from Manu Raju as evidence of leaking. The letter also mentions an article written by Raju and his colleague Jeremy Herb which revealed that Trump Jr. told members of the committee that he spoke to White House communications director Hope Hicks, not his father, about the response to the June 2016 meeting he had at Trump Tower with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, Yashar Ali reported.

Donald Trump Jr.s lawyer, Alan Futerfas also named Adam Schiff in his letter, recalling Rep Schiff went straight to the media to discuss certain details of the interview.

F...

10:26

CNN Does Seven Different Segments About Trumps Diet Coke Habit Weasel Zippers

Including taking time away from covering the terrorist attack in NYC on Monday to cover this. Via Free Beacon: CNN has done at least seven full segments touching on President Donald Trumps reported love of Diet Coke since Monday. The New York Times reported over the weekend on Trumps habits at the White House, which []

10:05

Black Agenda Radio, Week of December 11, 201 Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio, Week of December 11, 201

bruce Wed, 12/13/2017 - 04:35

Black Agenda Radio for Week of December 11, 2017

Universities Nurtured Ideology of Slavery

A group of Black students at the University of Chicago is demanding the institution acknowledge its financial roots in the slave system and make reparations to the Black community. Kamm Howard, co-chair of NCOBRA, the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, supports the students demands. Howard said U.S. universities laid the moral, intellectual and so-called scientific foundation for the institution of enslavement. They produced tons of pseudo-science that led to the dehumanizing of African people.

Puerto Rico Crippled Before Hurricane Hit

Harsh austerity measures imposed by a federal financial oversight board set Puerto Rico up for disaster, said Lara Merling, a researcher for the Washington-based Center for Economic and Policy Research. A new study shows about 1,000 more deaths resulted from Hurricane Irma than were officially reported. Its not surprising that the Puerto Rican government had no ability to respond to the storm, as a result of the spending cuts, said Merling.

International Commission Probes U.S. Police Impunity

Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontre Hamilton, a mentally challenged young Black man who died in a hail of Milwaukee police gunfire in 2014, was among those that testified at hearings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, in Washington. Cops have killed thousands, but there has been no justice in any of these shootings, said Hamilton. We are fighting for our childrens lives who are no longer here.

The U.S. Supported Anti-Black Forces in Libya

It should have come as no...

10:00

Federal Judge Recuses Herself From A Second Fusion GPS Case Weasel Zippers

Another one. Via Daily Caller: A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has recused herself from a second case involving Trump dossier firm Fusion GPS. Tanya S. Chutkan, an Obama appointee, recused herself on Monday from a case involving a dispute over subpoenas issued for Fusion GPS, the firm that commissioned the dossier. Aleksej Gubarev, a []

09:41

European Leaders Claim U.S. Corporate Tax Reform Presents Unfair Global Trade Advantage The Last Refuge

If there is anyone who didnt quite understand the quote: there are trillions of dollars at stake, in the context of the 2016 election, well, a letter today from the biggest EU economic nations will provide greater context. Additionally, as Continue reading

09:40

De Blasio Admin Endangers And Insults NYC Corrections Officers By Having Kaepernick Visit Prisoners At Rikers Weasel Zippers

Via NY Post: The city allowed Colin Kaepernick to make a surprise visit to Rikers Island Tuesday to meet with inmates enraging correction officers who feel the stunt will only endanger them. The former San Francisco 49ers star spoke to groups of inmates during two 45 minute sessions at the jails George Motchan Detention []

09:27

CNNs Jim Acosta Triggered After Sarah Sanders Threatens His White House Access (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

As previously reported, Sarah Sanders threatened to remove Jim Acostas White House access after he shouted out a question to the president during a pool spray of a bill signing.

Jim Acosta got triggered and took to his Twitter account and spoke to Wolf Blitzer to respond to Sanders threat.

CNNs Jim Acosta took liberal bias to new heights this year with his awful disrespect of President Trump.

Despite his conduct CNN continues to send this clown act to the White House to report on an administration he despises.
On Monday Acosta again disrespected the White House Press Secretary at the daily briefing.

Then AGAIN on Tuesday Acosta showed hes not mature enough to be in a press pool asking the President of the...

09:20

Feds Now Collecting Record Taxes From All Of Us Weasel Zippers

Yay, more taxes. Cant wait to pay them! Hopefully, tax reform passes and this changes. Via CNS News: The federal government collected record total tax revenues of $443,715,000,000 in the first two months of fiscal 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 through the end of November), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement. Despite these record tax revenues, []

09:00

Did Franken Make A Mistake By Resigning? Some Want Him To Reconsider, Including Republicans DownWithTyranny!


The Democratic Party-- or at least the DCCC-- loves to recruit so-called "ex"-Republicans to run for Congress. Normal Democrats know better than to listen to a Republican about Democratic Party strategy... at least most of the time. That excerpt from Arne Carlson is worth considering though, even if he was Minnesota's Republican governor from 1991 through the end of 1998. He endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 and two years later endorsed independent Tom Homer for governor and Democrat Tim Walz for Congress. He was purged by the GOP and prohibited from participating in party events for 2 years. Oh, yeah... and last year he endorsed Hillary against Seor Trumpanzee. So when he says we should all "sober up," maybe we do need to listen. I hope Franken does, but I can't imagine he would.

Bruce Bartlett used to be a Republican too. In fact he worked for Ron Paul and Jack Kemp and was a Reagan domestic policy adviser and a Treasury official under the first Bush. He attacked the second Bush and his policies frequently and quit the Republican party 10 years ago. Yesterday he did an OpEd for the New York Daily News, Toughen up, Democrats: Why the party will live to regret its hasty purge of Al Franken. "It will be recorded," he wrote, "that he was pushed out by his own party even as a man guilty of more serious sexual misconduct sits in the Oval Office and Senate Republicans prepare to welcome sexual predator Roy Moore with open arms."
This division between the two parties isn't just about morality or hypocrisy; it's about having a fundamentally different view of the world.

Democrats are idealists while Republicans are realists. Of course this isn't true in all cases; Republicans idealistically claim to love liberty, worship the Constitution as James Madis...

09:00

Venezuelas Socialist Tragedy Was Predictable, But No Less Horrific Weasel Zippers

Via The Telegraph: To watch Venezuelas downfall is to be horrified. Venezuelans have been reduced to zombies. They have to queue for hours just to obtain a bag of rice or a few eggs. Eight out of 10 medicines are not available. There is no toilet roll, and toothpaste and contraceptives are extremely hard to []

08:40

On Eve Of Election, Roy Moore Is Interviewed By Pre-Teen Girl Weasel Zippers

Come on. Really? REALLY?! Via Al.com: Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore recently sat down for an interview with a 12-year-old girl in a meeting arranged by a pro-Trump political action committee. A video of the interview was posted by the America First Project on Sunday. It includes Millie March, a northern Virginia girl who []

08:32

Pocahontas Just Called Senator Gillibrand a Slut While Coming to Her Defense The Gateway Pundit

Following a tweet from President Donald Trump implying that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is a crooked politician Elizabeth Pocahontas Warren jumped in to call her a slut!

On Monday, Gillibrand a Democratic Party favorite to run in 2020 called for Trump to resign. Naturally, our fiery president had some words in return.

Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office begging for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED! Trump tweeted.

While most would assume that he meant she would do anything policy-wise for funds and her political favor could be easily bought some jumped the gun to immediately assuming that Trump meant sexual favors.

In response, while attempting to defend her, Warren hilariously called her colleague a slut.

Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame @SenGillibrand? Do you know who youre picking a fight with? Good luck with that, @realDonaldTrump. Nevertheless, #shepersisted, Warren wrote.

08:28

Arkancide Strikes Again Fellowship of the Minds

Has Murder Incorporated just suicided a doctor related to the Haiti relief effort because of his complaint about Clinton corruption? His daughter found him dead of a stab wound to the chest on December 10, 2017 NYDAILYNEWS: Doctor found dead with Continue reading

08:22

SICK! NYPD Commissioner Claims ISIS Terrorism in NYC Is Just A Fact Of Life The Gateway Pundit

During a sickening press conference on Monday, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller stood in front of Mayor Bill de Blasio (considered by many to be one of the worst mayors in America) while he claimed that terrorist acts and activities are merely a fact of life.

These comments come in the wake of the failed terrorist attack by Akayed Ullah, who bragged on Facebook shortly before his ISIS bungle Trump you failed to protect your nation, before he left home and attempted to blow up New Yorkers in a pre-Christmas Day attack.

The comments by Commissioner John Miller bore a disgusting resemblance to those of Londons ISIS sympathizing Mayor Sadiq Khan who claimed that terrorism is part and parcel of living in a major city.

Clearly due to an immense effort that is put into this by the FBI, the NYPD, our intelligence and counterterrorism people, and everybody else, its an all hands effort. We have prevented a significant number of plots, a significant number of attacks, but this is a fact of life whether youre in New York or London or Paris. The question is can it happen here, and the answer is it can happen anywhere.

Clearly, anyone who is supposed to be working for our safety who believes that these attacks are simply a fact of life should not be trusted in their position to protect us.

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08:22

TV Show Homeland To Depict Good Guys And Bad Guys Struggling Against Civil Rights Destroying President Weasel Zippers

Who watches Showtime anyway? Via Entertainment Weekly: The country is in freefall, tearing itself apart! warns Carrie Mathison. Yeah, so weve heard. Former CIA agent Mathison (Claire Danes) is back in the first trailer for Showtimes Homeland season 7, which depicts the shows heroes and villains alike struggling against an overreaching and civil rights-abusing president. []

07:55

Ouch! Sarah Huckabee Sanders to April Ryan: Your Mind is in the Gutter The Gateway Pundit

Weve all thought it for a while, that April Ryans questions and mind live in an alternate universe: a dystopia where every single comment that comes out of someones mouth is either racist or sexual in nature. Sounds like a miserable place, doesnt it? Sounds like a real gutter. Well, Press Secretary Sanders agrees and called it out:

The tweet in question that Ryan is referencing is from earlier this morning, where President Trump made fun of Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (another woman whose mind is in the gutter and who caters to rich donors rather than the Americans she is supposed to represent):

The tweet came after Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has multiple times called on the President to resign over the provably false sexual misconduct allegations against him.

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07:40

President Trump Signs FY18 National Defense Authorization Act The Last Refuge

Earlier today President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence participate in a White House signing for HR2810 the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018.  This spending authorization represents the first time the defense budget has increased in many Continue reading

07:36

Boom! Sarah Huckabee Sanders Threatens CNN Circus Clown Jim Acosta with his White House Access After Latest Outburst The Gateway Pundit

Its evident the liberal mainstream media is out of control in America today.
Only 12% of Republicans trust the liberal media today in America.

The best evidence of liberal media bias today is seen in the hostility of the White House Press Corps.
Day after day White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders is abused and disrespected by these liberal activists masquerading as reporters.

CNNs Jim Acosta took liberal bias to new heights this year with his awful disrespect of President Trump.

Despite his conduct CNN continues to send this clown act to the White House to report on an administration he despises.
On Monday Acosta again disrespected the White House Press Secretary at the daily briefing.

On Tuesday Jim Acosta shouted out a question to the president during a pool spray of a bill signing.

07:15

GASLIGHTING IS EASY WHEN YOU'RE ALSO GASLIGHTING YOURSELF No More Mister Nice Blog

I'm sure you know about this:

President Trump aggressively returned to the issue of sexual harassment on Tuesday, again dismissing his own accusers as fabricators and attacking a female Democratic senator as a lightweight who would do anything for campaign contributions.

The presidents attacks came in early morning Twitter posts after three of the accusers had come forward on Monday to renew their charges from last year that Mr. Trump had sexually assaulted them before he entered politics, and after the senator, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, had called for him to resign.

Amanda Marcotte has it right:



07:13

Depois do maior vexame dos ltimos tempos, mdia dos EUA reluta em ser transparente The Intercept

Sexta-feira (8) foi um dos dias mais constrangedores para a mdia dos EUA em muito tempo. O show de humilhao comeou com a CNN, seguida de perto pela MSNBC e pela CBS, todas redes de televiso dos Estados Unidos. Inmero especialistas, comentaristas e reprteres se juntaram festa. Porm, l pelo fim do dia, ficou claro que vrios dos maiores e mais influentes veculos de mdia do pas tinham espalhado para milhes de pessoas uma notcia bombstica, mas completamente falsa, e se recusavam a dar qualquer explicao sobre como isso teria acontecido.

O espetculo comeou s 11 horas da manh, no fuso horrio da Costa Leste dos EUA, quando a CNN, cujo slogan a marca mais confivel do jornalismo, passou 12 minutos inteiros promovendo uma matria bombstica que comprovaria que, em setembro, o WikiLeaks, organizao que divulga informaes vazadas de governos e empresas, teria oferecido em segredo campanha de Trump e at mesmo diretamente ao prprio Donald Trump acesso privilegiado aos e-mails do Comit Nacional do Partido Democrata (DNC), antes que fossem publicados na internet.  Na viso da CNN, isso provaria a existncia de conluio entre a famlia Trump e o WikiLeaks, e, ainda mais importante, entre Trump e a Rssia, uma vez que a comunidade de inteligncia dos EUA (e, consequentemente, a mdia americana) considera o WikiLeaks um brao da inteligncia russa.

A revelao toda se baseou em um e-mail que a CNN deu a entender que teria obtido com exclusividade. O e-mail havia sido enviado a Donald Trump Jr. por um tal Michael J. Erickson de quem ningum nunca tinha ouvido falar, e que a CNN no conseguiu identificar , oferecendo uma chave de decriptao e o acesso aos e-mails do DNC que o WikiLeaks tinha subido para o servidor. Para a mente delirante da CNN, o e-mail era batom na cueca, porque estava datado de 4 de setembro, dez dias antes de o WikiLeaks liberar o contedo online , comprovando que algo especial estava sendo oferecido famlia Trump: acesso exclusivo ao arquivo do DNC, possivelmente pelo WikiLeaks e pelo Kremlin.

No possvel descrever em palavras a importncia do furo que a CNN achou que tinha nas mos. melhor assistir ao vdeo para perceber o tom ao mesmo tempo excitado, esbaforido e srio, pois as pessoas claramente acreditavam que estavam desferindo quase um golpe de misericrdia na questo do conluio entre Trump e a Rssia:

 

A matria s tinha um probleminha: era essencialmente falsa, e de uma forma bem constrangedora. Algumas horas depois que a CNN transmitiu e promoveu seu furo, o Washington Post...

07:08

New Season of Homeland Portrays Alex Jones Character Brett OKeefe Attempting Presidential Assassination The Gateway Pundit

The new season of Showtimes Homeland features an Alex Jones-like character named Brett OKeefe in an attempted assassination of the president.

The last name of OKeefe surely was not by accident.

This is your liberal media at work.
They want to you to HATE conservatives and believe conservatives are crazy and violent.

Meanwhile, far left Antifa terrorists and commie thugs are using violence to shut down conservative voices in America.

Entertainment reported:

The country is in freefall, tearing itself apart! warns Carrie Mathison.

Yeah, so weve heard.

Former CIA agent Mathison (Claire Danes) is back in the first trailer for Showtimes Homeland season 7, which depicts the shows heroes and villains alike struggling against an overreaching and civil rights-abusing president.

The upcoming season of the espionage thriller has a rogue Mathison trying to take down criminals in the government under the tyrannical administration of President Keene (Elizabeth Marvel), who has arrested 200 members of the intelligence community after barely surviving an assassination plot in the season 6 finale.

Also targeting Keene: The shows Alex Jones-like conspiracy character Brett OKeefe (Jake Weber) who was first introduced last season. The founding fathers foresaw the dark day when we would face a president like her, warns OKeefe as he aims a pistol at a poster of the presidents face. Anyone who takes a stand for what they believe, people are gonna say theyre crazy. Theyve been calling me that for years.

The post...

07:00

Listen to My Live YouTube Stream on the Alabama Senate Special Election Tonight at 8PM EST Matt Forney

Tonight, Ill be hosting a live YouTube stream with the Bechtloff and Artistic Layman on the Alabama Senate special election between Roy Moore and Doug Jones, and well also be taking your calls. The show will begin at 8pm EST (7pm CST/5pm PST).

You can watch the stream when it starts by using the window below, or you can click here to watch it on YouTube and join the chat. You can also use the window below to watch a recording of the stream after it ends. To call into the show when we go live, message me on Skype at realmattforney.

Remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more updates.

Read Next: Watch My Primary Day Live YouTube Stream Tonight at 10PM EST

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06:57

REPORT: Illegal Alien FOUND GUILTY In Slaughter Of Family Of Five In San Francisco The Gateway Pundit

An illegal immigrant from Vietnam now faces life in prison after being convicted in the 2012 hammer-killing of a family of five in San Francisco, Fox News reports.

(Photo credit: SFPD)

Binh Thai Luc, who has a storied and violent criminal record, was ordered to be deported in 2006. On Monday, Luc was found guilty in the murders of a family of Chinese immigrants and was also found guilty on five counts of attempted robbery and two counts of burglary.

In debt and served an eviction notice, Luc killed the family whilst robbing them after he lost money at a casino on March 23, 2012. Prosecutors revealed the family kept thousands of dollars in cash in their San Francisco home Luc had more than $6,500 with him when he was arrested. The jury was told that Luc settled his debt after the murders.

Luc was in prison for a decade for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon for the 1996 armed robbery of a Chinese restaurant. After his crimes in 1996, Luc was ordered to be deported back to Vietnam after his release but the Vietnamese government did not provide the proper documents for the deportation to take place.

In 2006, U.S. federal immigration authorities released Luc back into the community.

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascn said of the verdict:

This was a very gruesome, brutal murder, and were pleased were getting some accountability for the family and for the community.

Notably, Luc did not speak after the verdict was announced but defense attorney, Mark Goldrosen said Luc was quite disappointed with the verdict. 

How does the old saying go? Dont do the crime if you cant do the time? That applies tenfold in Lucs case. After miscarriages of justice by California, it restores collective sanity within Ameri...

06:45

Sarah Sanders White House Press Briefing 3:00pm Livestream The Last Refuge

Sarah Huckabee Sanders delivers the White House press briefing for Tuesday December 12th.  Approximate start time 3:00pm EST: WH livestream Link RSBN Livestream Link GST Livestream Link

06:17

ISIS TERRORIST Posted on Facebook Trump You Failed to Protect Your Nation Before Attempted Suicide Bombing in NYC The Gateway Pundit

ISIS terrorist Akayed Ullah attempted to blow himself up on Monday at the Port Authority terminal in New York City.

Akayed Ullah, the suspect in the attempted bombing, was admitted to the U.S. from Bangladesh on a family visa.

The Islamist pledged his allegiance to ISIS before the attempted bombing.

Ullah also posted a statement to President Trump on Facebook before he left home on Monday.

Akayed Ullah wrote, Trump you failed to protect your nation, before he left home and attempted to blow up New Yorkers in a pre-Christmas Day attack.

Ullah was allowed entry in the US during the Obama administration via a family visa.
Trump is against this program.

The ISIS terrorist chose the Port Authority Station because of the Christmas-themed posters.

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05:52

Alabama Democrats Already Crying About How They Cant Steal Senate Election Because of Voter ID Laws The Gateway Pundit

The liberal media and party elites threw EVERYTHING they could manufacture at Judge Roy Moore.

Even after the horrid accusations of criminal abuse 38 years ago Judge Moore somehow has been able to hold a lead over ultra-liberal Doug Jones.

Now Democrats are complaining that Voter ID laws are keeping Democrats from winning in Alabama.

Its much more difficult for Democrats to steal an election when they have to show an ID!

Alabama offers FREE voter IDs to people who need them.
Democrats even complain about this!

Democrats believe blacks need an enormous amount of assistance to obtain an ID.

Even third world countries have voter ID laws.
Democrats know they have a better chance of stealing elections when they can cheat.
They hate these laws.

...

05:51

DEVELOPING: AG Sessions Weighing Special Counsel To Investigate Top DOJ Official Over Fusion GPS Contacts The Gateway Pundit

According to Fox News reporter Jake Gibson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called on a senior Justice Department attorney to look into appointing a special counsel to investigate recently demoted official Bruce Ohrs contacts with Fusion GPS. 

Sessions on calls for a special counsel to look into Sr DOJ Official Bruce Ohr, and wife Nellies contacts with Fusion GPS during the summer and fall of 2016: Ive put a Senior Attorney, with the resources he may need, to review cases in our office and make a recommendation to me, if things arent being pursued that need to be pursued, if cases may need more resources to complete in a proper manner, and to recommend to me if the standards for a special counsel are met, and the recommended one should be established, tweeted Fox News reporter Jake Gibson on Tuesday.

Fox News James Rosen and Jake Gibson recently reported the wife of Justice Department official Bruce G. Ohr worked for the opposition research firm during the 2016 presidential election.

...

05:48

Why The Documentary Must Not Be Allowed To Die by John Pilger + Vietnam: The Quiet Mutiny Dandelion Salad

Dandelion Salad by John Pilger John Pilger, Dec. 11, 2017 December 12, 2017 I first understood the power of the documentary during the editing of my first film, The Quiet Mutiny. In the commentary, I make reference to a chicken, which my crew and I encountered while on patrol with American soldiers in Vietnam. It []

05:48

U.S. Surrenders On Syria - Resistance Turns Eyes On Israel Moon of Alabama

This New Yorker piece is notable for its arrogant headline, and several false assertions. Those may be necessary to divert from its real message - the U.S. surrender to the realities of Syria: Trump to Let Assad Stay Until 2021,...

05:30

NFL week 14: Sunday night ratings suffer a steep drop Fellowship of the Minds

Imagine my distress. From Hollywood Reporter: Sundays super-slim 39-38 victory for the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Baltimore Ravens was the biggest thing going for broadcast on Sunday night. NBCs latest Sunday Night Football averaged an 11.6 overnight rating among households. Continue reading

05:08

Tom Fitton Proven Right *Again* After Sessions DOJ Refuses to Reveal Details on King Muellers Ethics Waiver The Gateway Pundit

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton blasted King Robert Mueller following reports of the Sessions Justice Department refusing to reveal details on the special counsels ethics waiver. Approval of the waiver paved the way for Mueller to lead the Russia interference investigation. 

POLITICO reports:

In response to a POLITICO Freedom of Information Act request, the agency released a one-sentence memo Friday confirming that Mueller was granted a conflict-of-interest waiver in order to assume the politically-sensitive post.

The waiver is believed to relate to Muellers work in recent years as a partner at the WilmerHale law firm, which also represented former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, as well as White House adviser Jared Kushner, who is also President Donald Trumps son-in-law.

However, the document signed by Justices top career official, Associate Deputy Attorney General Scott Schools, provides no detail at all of the grounds for the waiver. In fact, its so vague that it doesnt even convey why anyone would think Mueller needed such a release.

Kathleen Clark, a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis told POLITICO, I think its strange theyre not providing the reasoning,

I dont understand why they wouldnt share it, especially given the current sensitivity of the issue and the way members of Congress are politically trying to undermine this investigation Since the whole point of this regulation is to ensure public confidence in Muellers impartiality, the Justice Departments refusal to provide its reason Im not saying they cant do it legally but it seems inconsistent with the purpose of the regulation, added Clark.

King Mueller once again protected by DOJ on ethics issues, tweeted Fitton.

05:01

Bernie Sanders Vs... Artur Davis: Guaranteed Jobs DownWithTyranny!


Right-wing Democrat-turned-Republican Artur Davis was originally put into office with AIPAC money after his predecessor, Earl Hilliard, got a little too uppity for about the Palestinians. He represented a super blue Alabama district from 2003 'til 2011 when he ran for governor and was badly defeated in the primary, even in the bluest parts of his own district. He went from being a coddled DCCC creep who was the poster child for the Republican wing of the Democratic Party to switching to the Republican Party and moving to Virginia. He became a rabid GOP attack dog against Democrats and a Romney surrogate. More recently he ran-- and was defeated again-- for mayor of Montgomery, garnering just 27% of tiger vote. He tried to rejoin the Democratic Party and was rejected.

Over the weekend he predicted Doug Jones would lose to Roy Moore today. "Its very difficult to appeal to white and blacks at the same time," he said. "Ive been there, its a hard thing to do." Davis never had the faintest clue how to speak to working families effectively, regardless of skin color. Even before he officially joined the Republican Party, he was, heart-and-soul, a clueless Republican shill for corporate interests and a pitiful "Uncle Tom" for his entire pathetic tenure in politics.



Recently Bernie economic advisor Stephanie Kelton recommended I read a post by a colleague and former student of hers, Pavlina Tcherneva, Why Bernie Sanders Should Add a Job Guarantee to His Policy Agenda, written in the summer of 2015. Pavlina is now chair of the Economics Department at Bard College and it would have been very useful for Artur Davis to have studied economic under with her or Stephanie. "Discussions of the 'p...

03:56

Alabama Senate election: citizen reports seeing busloads of Democrat voters brought in to voting stations Fellowship of the Minds

Today is the pivotal Senate election in Alabama, pitting Judge Roy Moore (R) against Doug Jones (D). A resident of Alabama says on Reddit hes seen busloads of Democrat voters brought into voting stations: I drove to several polling stations, Continue reading

03:46

Beyond PrisonsEpisode 18: The End Of Policing feat. Alex Vitale Shadowproof

Professor Alex S. Vitale joins the Beyond Prisons podcast to discuss his book, The End Of Policing, which provides a historical analysis of law enforcement and police reform in the United States and argues for alternatives.

Vitale tells us about how he came to write this book and walks us through the early history of police in the United States. He discusses the popular myths surrounding policing, underscoring their conflicts with the roles police have played as managers of inequality from colonialism, to the emergence of a mass industrial working class, to slavery.

Vitale discusses the litany of problems inherent to the most popular police reforms touted by liberals in recent decades. He discusses how these reforms fall short and why they distract and fail to address root causes. He also talks about how these reform approaches lack a critical analysis of the legal frameworks police use and how the strategy of professionalizing police forces has been more about restoring public confidence than addressing issues of safety and justice.

We discuss how police dont make schools make schools safer, dont deter gang activity, how they perpetuate homelessness, and more, and examine the enormous investments we make in law enforcement that could be put to much better use empowering communities in ways that reduce harm.

Alex S. Vitale is Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project there. He has spent the last 25 years writing about policing and consults both police departments and human rights organizations internationally. He is also a frequent essayist, whose writings have appeared in the New York Daily News, New York Times, Nation, Gotham Gazette, and New Inquiry.

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03:05

A Primary Challenge to a Right-Wing Democrat in Illinois Divides the Resistance The Intercept

Late last month, a group of five national progressive organizations announced their support for Marie Newman, a Democrat running for Congress in Illinois. Nothing unusual there: Newman is a down-the-line progressive on everything from economic populism, immigration, LGBT rights, gun violence and a womans right to choose.

What made the move so unusual is that there is already a Democrat safely in the seat.

In a year defined by fierce resistance to President Donald Trump, the move marked the most aggressive challenge to a sitting Democrat this cycle, because it wasnt organized by groups that have been set up specifically to challenge Democrats from the left, but rather by ones that often support those whove already been elected, while training their fire instead on Republicans.

The groups broadly come from the activist wing of the party that is comfortable working with establishment Democrats, if at occasionally an arms-length distance: NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Human Rights Campaign, MoveOn.org, Democracy for America, and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. The five joined Daily Kos, which had previously endorsed Newman.

As a signal of how significant the move was, take note of who did not join in the endorsement: Planned Parenthood, EMILYs List, or organized labor.

The latter absence is not hard to explain, as Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., much like his father before him, has long commanded the loyalty of unions in the district, who are closely tied to the party machinery, a machine that can still move a lot of ground in the state. Weve been gunning for Lipinski for something like 10 years now, and until organized labor abandons him, its always an uphill slog. But he certainly has no business being a Democrat and would love to see Newman catch fire, Markos Moulitsas, head of Daily Kos, told The Intercept.

But for Planned Parenthood and EMILYs List, the abstention is a window into the power of incumbency and the influence of the national Democratic Party.

The letter D might come after Lipinskis name, but he doesnt vote like a Democrat in 2017. Anti-choice, skeptical of LGBT rights, and often on the side of anti-immigrant efforts, Lipinskis record is far out of step with his district, which went for Bernie Sanders by roughly eight points in the Democratic primary, and to Hillary Clinton by about 16 points in the 2016 general election.

On paper, there is no question which candidate EMILYs List or Planned Parenthood would be supporting in a straight-up race between a pro-choice, progressive woman and an anti-choice, conservative man. Newman knows the 3rd District well; she was raised in Palos Park, attended Carl Sandburg High School, and currently resides in La Grange with her husband and two children. She comes from a corporate background and made her career as a marketing professional, but she became a rights advocate and formed a nationwide c...

02:48

Meme of the day The Last Refuge

Originally posted on Stella's Place:
Stella observes the beginning of Hanukkah. I will spend a moment in prayer today, for our Jewish brothers and sisters, and for Israel. May God bless them as they celebrate the Festival Of Lights, and the rededication of the Second Continue reading

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