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Saturday, 23 September

05:25

U.S. Ambassador to India: Who Is Kenneth Juster? [News - AllGov]

Kenneth Ian Juster, who served on Donald Trumps economic team, but fell out of favor early in the administration, was nominated September 1, 2017, to be ambassador to India, after having been rumored for several months to be the appointee. If hes confirmed, it will be his first such assignment.

 

Juster was born November 24, 1952, in New York and grew up in Scarsdale, New York, where his mother taught at the local high school. Juster attended Greenacres Elementary School there, and in sixth grade was able to interview Mick Jagger for the school paper. Juster attended Scarsdale High School, from which he graduated in 1972. He went on to Harvard, earning a B.A. in 1976 and then his law degree and a masters in public policy in 1980.

 

Juster took a job with the influential law firm Arnold & Porter in 1981. Among his clients was deposed Panamanian president Eric Delvalle, who went into exile after the rise of Manuel Noriega. Juster joined the George H.W. Bush administration in 1989, first as deputy to then-Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger and then in 1992 as acting counselor for the State Department. He returned to Arnold & Porter after Bush lost his bid for re-election.

 

When George W. Bush moved into the White House in 2001, Juster was back in government, this time as under secretary of commerce for the Bureau of Industry and Security. He served as U.S. chair of the U.S.-India High Technology Cooperation Group, and was instrumental in the Next Steps in Strategic Partnership initiative between the United States and India, which led to a civil nuclear agreement between the nations. This experience, and subsequent dealings with India, make Juster perhaps more qualified for his post than most non-State Department ambassadorial appointees.

 

Juster left government service in 2005 to become executive vice president for law, policy and corporate strategy at Salesforce.com, a San Francisco-based software company. In 2010, Juster moved to equity firm Warburg Pincus as a partner and managing director. This relationship may prove troublesome for Juster in his new job; Warburg Pincus began increasing its Indian holdings shortly after Justers name was floated for the post. Juster will have to step carefully to avoid conflicts of interest as ambassador. While at Warburg Pincus, Juster also served as chairman of Freedom House, a non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights. Beginning in...

01:28

Its Shocking How Empty The Stadium Was For Thursday Night Football Weasel Zippers

Actions have consequences. Via Daily Caller: The San Francisco 49ers Thursday night game against the Los Angeles Rams kicked off in front of a nearly empty stadium. Los Angeles Times reporter Lindsey Thiry tweeted a photo at the time of kickoff, which showed thousands of open seats. In fact, most sections in the photo have []

01:14

Hillary Clinton, psychopath, is like herpes Fellowship of the Minds

Like herpes, Hillary is painful, embarrassing and just wont go away. Brilliantly hilarious, but true, video from InfoWars Paul Joseph Watson! Watson calls Hillary a sociopath, but I beg to differ. Hillary is a psychopath. Though both sociopath and psychopaths Continue reading

01:09

Black Lives Matter Says World War I Symbol At Oklahoma Museum Is Offensive Weasel Zippers

Crack open a history book. Via KJRH: An Oklahoma group is calling a symbol at a Claremore museum offensive and asking for it to be removed. It was the cornerstone in Clem Van Rogers livery stable, Will Rogers Memorial Museum Public Relations Director Pat Reeder said. From a distance, its hard to read the message []

01:00

Trump is Right: 65 MSM Reporters Met With or Coordinated with Hillary Camp 91% of Media Reports Trashed Him The Gateway Pundit

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On Thursday Facebook announced it would turn over 3,000 Russian-linked ads to GOP-led congressional committees. The left now claims 3,000 ads costing $100,000 that were neither favorable or unfavorable for either candidate flipped the 2016 election.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg even released a statement on the conspiracy.

President Trump went to Twitter to respond to the latest Democrat-media hoax.

Trump is right.
The liberal media was totally biased against him during the 2016 election.

The Media Research Center found 91% of the coverage of Trump in the weeks leading up to the election was hostile towards the Republican candidate.

...

00:50

Mika Brzezinski Says Trumps Hugs Were Porngraphic Weasel Zippers

Oddly enough, she didnt complain at the time.

00:44

Is The Kremlin Working To Turn Out An Audience For Trump And Strange In Alabama This Week? DownWithTyranny!


Friday or Saturday (depending on if you're paying attention to Trumpanzee's tweets or to Luther Strange's campaign announcements], Trumpanzee is traipsing off to Huntsville to campaign for appointed incumbent Republican Senator Luther Strange, who is currently running several points behind far right psychopath Roy Moore (Bannon's candidate). Tuesday is the Republican primary runoff. Moore led in the first round and the 3rd place candidate, Mo Brooks, endorsed Moore last week.

Tuesday, Breitbart reported that the White House political department is flipping out in the fear that Trump won't draw a big enough crowd to satisfy his ego (and that he'll fire someone-- as he did after the debacle in Phoenix, where Bernie drew 4 times as many people as he did).

They already took down the size of the venue, from the Madison City Stadium, where Trump last stopped in Huntsville to the Von Braun Center's Propst Arena, which only holds 9,000 people. [Bretibart's reporting, as usual, is screwy on this since the Madison City Stadium is actually the slightly smaller venue.] The poorly-written report claims that "White House aides" told then that "they were worried about turning out a large crowd size for Trump, given they know the president has already given his endorsement and that he and the Vice President Mike Pence are campaigning for the establishment candidate against the presumed anti-establishment candidate."].
It doesnt look good to have them [Trump and Pence] stumping for the guy who is going to lose, one White House official said.
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00:43

150 Years of Hurricanes bensozia

Cool map by John Nelson; click to enlarge. A remarkably high percentage hit the Caribbean or the Philippines.

00:31

Why Centrism Absolutely Sucks DownWithTyranny!


You probably didn't hear Ann Coulter ranting and raving on Howie Carr's Hate Talk radio show Wednesday. She still trusts in what she calls Trumpism... but not so much in Seor Trumpanzee. She still wants to see him impeached. "If we're not gettin' a wall, we may as well have an attractive, dignified Republican there. We'll get better Supreme Court justices under Pence. We'll get better Supreme Court justices under Pence; we won't have to worry about Nikki Haley being sent to the Supreme Court at least."

The new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that "only a third of the public believes Trump has accomplished much as president, and fewer than 30 percent back his handling of health care, race relations and the violent episode in Charlottesville." The only thing the public likes about his tenure in office so far-- by an overwhelming 71% to 8% margin-- was his outreach to Chuck and Nancy on government funding. On everything else-- from North Korea and Climate Change to Joe Arpaio, healthcare and race relations, the public is giving a big collective thumbs down.



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00:30

Chicago Activists: Soul Of City At Stake In Obama Library Agreement Which Obama Wont Sign Weasel Zippers

Obama wont guarantee jobs or economic development. Via Chicago Sun Times: About 300 residents packed a South Side auditorium Wednesday night to demand that the promise of jobs, economic development and other benefits of the Obama presidential library center be put in writing. The activists and residents want a community benefits agreement, something many say []

00:23

Should Republican Lawmakers Participating in Anti-Trump Russia Collusion Witch Hunt Be Primaried from Office? The Gateway Pundit

There are currently three Republican-led congressional committees investigating the Trump-Russia collusion hoax.
** The Senate Intelligence Committee
** The House Intelligence Committee
** The Senate Judiciary Committee

Each of these committees has been investigating the Russia-collusion hoax since the beginning of the year.
Each of these committees has found no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

It was all a hoax.

But they continue to investigate this nonsense rather than focusing on tax cuts, repealing Obamacare, or the several Obama administration crimes.

At what point to conservative voters rally against these anti-Trump group of lawmakers?

Here are the Republican members of the three committees investigating the Russia collusion hoax:

Senate Intelligence Committee:
James Risch Idaho
Marco Rubio Florida
Susan Collins Maine
Roy Blunt Missouri
James Lankford Oklahoma
Tom Cotton Arkansas
John Cornyn Texas

Senate Judiciary Committee:
Senator Chuck Grassley (R IA)
Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R UT)
Senator Lindsey Graham (R SC)
Senator John Cornyn (R TX)
Senator Michael S. Lee (R UT)
Senator Ted Cruz (R TX)
Senator Ben Sasse (R NE)
Senator Jeff Flake (R AZ)
Senator Mike Crapo (R ID)
Senator Thom Tillis (R NC)
Senator John Kennedy (R LA)

House Intelligence Committee:

Devin Nunes, Chairman
22nd District of California
Mike Conaway
11th District of Texas
Peter King
2nd District of New York
Frank LoBiondo
2nd District of New Jersey
Tom Rooney
17th District of Florida
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
27th District of Florida
Michael Turner
10th District of Ohio
Brad Wenstrup
2nd District of Ohio
Chris Stewart
2nd District of Utah
Rick Crawford
1st District of Arkansas
Trey Gowdy
4th District of South Carolina
Elise Stefanik
21st District of New York
Will Hurd
23rd District of Texas

At what point to Republican voters say, Enough is enough! of this collusion hoax?
At what point to Republican voters rally to primary these anti-Trump Republicans from office?...

00:15

Yes, Roy Moore Hates the Gays Booman Tribune

I am a little perplexed that people are focusing so much today on the fact that Roy Moore, an Alabama candidate for U.S. Senate, said back in 2015 that homosexuality ought to be illegal. I thought that this was a core belief of Moores that pretty much everyone who knew even a tiny bit about him already understood. I mean, isnt the following the most basic biographical information about Moore?

Moore was elected to the position of Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2001, but removed from his position in November 2003 by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary for refusing to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments commissioned by him from the Alabama Judicial Building, despite orders to do so by a federal court

Moore was again elected Chief Justice in 2013, but was suspended in May 2016, for directing probate judges to continue to enforce the states ban on same-sex marriage despite the fact that it had been overturned. Following an unsuccessful appeal, Moore resigned in April 2017, and announced that he would be running for the United States Senate seat which was vacated by Jeff Sessions, upon his confirmation as Attorney General of the United States.

Hes a fundamentalist who thinks the Old Testament is binding law. Thats who he is and thats why hes been twice removed as the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court for failing to uphold the Constitution. If you didnt know that he considered homosexuality to be prohibited by biblical law and that he considers biblical law to be preeminent over civil law, Im not sure you knew anything about this guy at all.

Thats not to say that people shouldnt highlight these facts, especially with the special election less than a week away, but its hardly breaking news.

Heres something that people probably dont know but should:

Moore was also a notable opponent of a proposed amendment to the Alabama constitution in 2004. Known as Amendment 2, the proposed legislation would have removed wording from the state constitution that referred to poll taxes and required separate schools for white and colored children, a practice already outlawed due to civil rights-era legislation during the Civil Rights Movement. Moore and other opponents of the measure argued that the amendments wording would have allowed federal judges to force the state to fund public school improvements with increased taxes. Voters in Alabama narrowly defeated the proposed amendment, with a margin of 1,850 votes out of 1.38 million cast.

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Were Manafort and Flynn Recruited? Booman Tribune

Wikipedia has a pretty darn good page on methods of spy recruitment, which I found to be a pleasant surprise. Most people find matters of espionage confusing and frustrating, which is understandable because its part of the plan for all well-designed clandestine activities. Some things are more difficult than others, though, and its certainly easier to understand how you should go about getting someone to betray their country than it is to pierce the plausible deniability built into every decent covert operation.

Simple greed is the most classic weakness spies exploit to recruit foreign agents, but sex isnt too far behind. Financial inducements can work in cases where need rather than greed is the motivator. Americans have been able to exploit access to our generally excellent health care system, for example, by making expensive surgeries available for spouses and children. During the Cold War, ideological affinity worked well for the Soviets, but the Russians have moved on to exploiting left-wing disgust with iniquities in American society rather than relying on the theoretical attractiveness of their own. When working spotting promising recruits, disaffection is a major attraction. Someone prominent who is visibly upset with how theyve been treated is a natural target. Sometimes simple flattery can work with them without the need to cultivate their thirst for revenge. In some cases, naivet or basic stupidity can be exploited, particularly when the subject doesnt realize that theyre being recruited at all. In other cases, ex-pats lingering prideful loyalty to their homeland can be used to get them to turn on their adopted country. And, of course, theres the old trusty blackmail.

I wasnt surprised to see that ex-CIA chief of staff Jeremy Bash was on television yesterday saying that it is quite possible that Paul Manafort was sent to the Trump campaign by the Russians. That had been my first thought ever since I read that Manafort had applied for the job unsolicited and with the promise that he would require no pay. All I knew about Manafort at the time was that he had been a partner with Roger Stone in an epically cynical influence-peddling consulting and lobbying firm during the 1980s. Hed worked for some of the most notorious dictators in the world and had a business model based on his ability to...

The Only Memorial Robert E. Lee Should Ever Get Booman Tribune

I dont think Robert E. Lee is the personification of evil. He was a complicated man who had many admirable qualities. But he made the wrong decision when he decided to commit treason in the defense of slavery, and we need to always keep some key statistics in mind. Approximately 620,000 Americans lost their lives in the Civil War. On the Union side, 360,222 people died preserving the integrity and unity of our nation. You cant celebrate Gen. Lees military genius without taking into consideration his contribution to those numbers.

As you can imagine, it takes a lot of space to bury 360,222 people. The available burial plots in and around northern Virginia filled up quickly.

At the outbreak of the Civil War, most military personnel who died in battle near Washington, D.C., were buried at the United States Soldiers Cemetery in Washington, D.C., or Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria, Virginia, but by late 1863 both were nearly full. On July 16, 1862, Congress passed legislation authorizing the U.S. federal government to purchase land for national cemeteries for military dead, and put the U.S. Army Quartermaster General in charge of this program. In May 1864, Union forces suffered large numbers of dead in the Battle of the Wilderness. Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs ordered that an examination of eligible sites be made for the establishment for a large new national military cemetery. Within weeks, his staff reported that Arlington Estate was the most suitable property in the area. The property was high and free from floods (which might unearth graves), it had a view of the District of Columbia, and it was aesthetically pleasing. It was also the home of the leader of the armed forces of the Confederate States of America, and denying Robert E. Lee use of his home after the war was a valuable political consideration.

Its nice to pretend that the Arlington Estates high ground was a major consideration, but we all know that burying the dead in Robert E. Lees yard was a way of punishing him for his treachery and the butchery we was causing to the Union forces. Arlington National Cemetery is the nations monument to Robert E. Lee. It is a fully appropriate fuck you to a man who was invited to lead the Unions forces but chose to fight for secession and slavery.

On April 18 [1861], Lee met separately with Francis Preston Blair Sr. and General Winfield Scott. Empowered by Lincoln to ascertain Lees intentions and feelings, Blair asked Lee to assume command of the army being raised to put down the rebellion. Lee declined the offer an...

Puerto Rico Will Need Our Help and Attention Booman Tribune

Puerto Rico is devastated. There's no power on the island and it could be months until it is restored. We're going to have to pull together and come up with some innovative and creative solutions here, because we haven't seen a humanitarian crisis in our country like this in my memory.

Discuss

Can the Senate Republicans Get to Fifty? Booman Tribune

Senate Republicans seem exasperated with Rand Pauls contempt for their stupid Graham-Cassidy health care idiocy. But apparently they arent even trying to change his mind. I dont think most Democrats trust Sen. Paul to vote no, but his Republican colleagues seem convinced that he will. Thats why theyre focused on flipping two votes from the three members who voted against and killed the moronic skinny repeal bill back in early August.

Of the three, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine seems like the hardest case. But if they cant convince her to basically walk back everything shes said about health care over the last two months, theyll have to get both Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to come over to their fantasyland idea of rational health care policymaking.

Now, Murkowski and Collins are both supporters of Planned Parenthood and while they might not have the best voting records, theyre more pro- than anti-choice. I suppose neither side would really want to claim Murkowski, but shes definitely an unnatural ally of the Graham-Cassidy bill.

Which makes this interesting:

[Rand] Paul is also drawing opposition from the anti-abortion lobby, a reliable ally. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Pauls outright opposition to the bill and his dismissiveness of the pro-life priorities within it is alarming and damaging and called his stance an unacceptable position for a pro-life Senator to have.

Sergio Gor, a spokesman for Paul, replied: There is no one more pro life then Senator Rand Paul.

If opposing Graham-Cassidy is an unacceptable position for an anti-choice senator to have, then supporting it must be an unacceptable position for a pro-choice senator to have. If that holds, it would seem that theres no chance that Collins and Murkowski will flip.

Now, Murkowski has a nuanced position. Shes Catholic and personally morally opposed to abortion, but she also interprets her oath of office as committing her to upholding the Constitution. And she says that the Constitution protects abortion rights. On the other hand, she also interprets the Constitution as allowing reasonable federal and state laws to l...

Lowry, Trump and The Handmaid's Tale Booman Tribune

Its kind of amazing what Republican politicians are willing to say once theyve made the decision to retire. For example, Rep. David Reichert of Washington states 8th congressional district, recently had some candid things to say about President Trump. The congressman has an interesting background. While serving in the King County sheriffs department in the 2000s, he helped track down and arrest the Green River killer. Gary Ridgway was responsible for murdering perhaps as many as ninety women, primarily in the Pacific Northwest. Reichert became a bit of a hero for apprehending him and that launched his political career. It probably also helped him survive in a competitive district through a couple of rough election cycles for Republicans. For whatever reasons, however, Reichert doesnt want to test 2018 and he recently announced that he wont seek reelection.

Now that he doesnt really need to worry about what his right-leaning constituents think, hes willing to be honest about what he thinks of our president:

Retiring Republican Rep. Dave Reichert said if President Donald Trump had made his 2005 comments about grabbing women in Washington when he was a cop, he would have arrested him.

Reichert was speaking in an interview with Vice News about the difficulty moderate Republicans face.

Reichert, a former sheriff in King County, Washington, said he never endorsed Trump last year. He also said that as a former police officer, Trumps Access Hollywood comments revealed in October resonated with him.

When somebody says that you know, those recordings came out regarding sexual assaults, he said. If the statute of limitations was still in existence, and he made those comments in King County, and you know it happened in King County, thats a person that I would have to arrest.

Reichert said Trumps comments were sort of an admission of guilt from him.

There was no reasonable explanation for those words, he said.

I thought about Reicherts comments when I saw how upset Rich Starbursts Lowry is about The Handmaids Tale winning eight Emmy awards. What annoyed Lowry more than anything was the perception that the Hulu mini-series based on Margaret Atwoods best-selling novel of the same name has some added relevancy in the Era of Trump.

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00:10

COULD THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT WIN OVER THE ALT-RIGH? No More Mister Nice Blog


I'm sure I don't have to tell you that Roy Moore -- soon to be the junior senator from Alabama -- really loves God:

Controversial former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore warned that America was falling apart because of things like transgender troops in the military.


The comments came shortly after he said he wanted to free the country and military from political correctness and social experimentation like transgender troops in our bathrooms.
Last week on the campaign trail, there was this:
The man most likely to be Alabamas next senator told his supporters late last week that rape, murder and child abuse are on the rise and are so because of Americans lack of faith....

Moore later read one of his poems about how America is falling apart.

Some choice lines:

Babies piled in dumpsters, abortion on demand,
Oh, sweet land of liberty, your house is on the sand.

Weve voted in governments that are rotting to the core,
Appointing Godless judges who throw reason out the door.
Too soft to put a killer in a well deserved tomb,
But brave enough to kill that child before he leaves the womb.

You think that Gods not angry, that our lands a moral slum?
How much longer will it be before His judgment comes?
We've been told that the new right doesn't have much use for the Christian right, but at Breitbart, John Nolte is lavishing praise on Moore:
Time and again, I heard people say of Trump, I dont agree with everything he says, but Im damn glad he is saying it.

That statement reveals a key part of Trumps appeal. Even those who were not completely onboard with him policy-wise or with the Birther stuff, they still understood that Trump was freeing our society, breaking the despotic chains of political correctness, making it okay to not whisper....

Which brings me to outsider U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is like a Super Trump in this respect, a place for all that energy to go if you want to continue Making the First Amendment Great Again.

While I may not agree with everything Moore has said or done .....

00:09

Video: ISIS Fighters Scream And Cry At Sight Of Tank Weasel Zippers

Even better, the tank kills them at the 3:12 mark.

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Friday, 22 September

23:59

President Trump Blasts Latest Media Hoax on Russian-Linked Facebook Ads The Gateway Pundit

On Thursday Facebook announced it would turn over 3,000 Russian-linked ads to GOP-led congressional committees. The left now claims 3,000 ads costing $100,000 that were neither favorable or unfavorable for either candidate flipped the 2016 election.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg even released a statement on the conspiracy.

President Trump went to Twitter to respond to the latest Democrat-media hoax.

President Trump is right again. A Harvard study found 77% of the media coverage of Trump before the election was negative.

The Media Research Center found 91% of the coverage of Trump in the weeks leading up to the election was hostile towards the Republican candidate.

The post President Trump Blasts Latest Media Hoax on Russian-Linked Facebook Ads appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

23:48

Furaco Maria desencadeia as foras da privatizao em Porto Rico The Intercept

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) thermoelectric plant stands San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

23:47

FRIDAY OPEN THREAD. Weasel Zippers

Ladies drink free.

23:30

Every Single Hot Girl Under 26 Matt Forney

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

Let me tell you some things about every single hot girl under the age of 26:

  • They have 75 cousins, 67 college friends, and 32 high school friends visiting NYC at any given time.
  • They have the most demanding work schedules, often having to work way late thanks to their asshole bosses.
  • They have twelve friends that recently got dumped by their asshole boyfriends and are completely devastated, so they need to be comforted.
  • They have the health and immune system of Mr. Glass from the movie Unbreakable (one of Samuel L. Jacksons more underrated performances).

As you can see, hot girls under the age of 26 have incredibly busy lives and its a damn miracle if you can hang out with one at all

until you fuck them and fuck them hard. Then all of the things above mysteriously disappear. Funny, isnt it?

I slipped last night. I forgot how busy these hot young girls are before you fuck them hard (unless youre a Yankee, that seems to have the same effect as fucking them hard), and made plans to meet this hot 22-year old at 8PM. She texts me at 7:50 apologizing profusely about how she couldnt make it. However, at 7:50 I was on the subway heading over to meet her, so I only got the text right as I arrived, with my trademark perfect timing, at 8PM.

And I wasnt mad at her. Its 2012. A hot thin young girl you havent fucked hard yet flaking on you is to be expected. Wait, did I say flaking? I meant the myriad of valid reasons she has for cancelling the date I described above.

I was mad at myself for not making backup plans and letting this put a damper on my evening. It was a Tuesday night, and everything in NYC that isnt in the Meatpacking District (where the party starts at midnight no matter what) just had dive bars with the happy hour crowd already clearing out. It was rather depressing, really.

Always have a backup plan.

Read Next: How to Crush a Girls Self-Esteem

The post Every Single Hot Girl Under 26 appeared first on Matt Forney.

23:04

Latest Craze Sweeping Across Americas College Campuses The Gender Unicorn Weasel Zippers

Via Campus Reform: In place of the once-illustrious Genderbread Person, an organization has popularized a Gender Unicorn now making its way around campuses across the country. The graphic, created by an organization known as Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER), features a purple unicorn alongside a list of categories, such as gender identity, gender expression, sex []

22:23

How Exxon Mobil May Soon Have Greater Sway Over Science Used in EPA Policies The Intercept

Exxon Mobil may soon have a greater hand in shaping the science used to develop major environmental regulations.

The published list of potential names for the Science Advisory Board and the EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee includes many industry representatives and consultants. The panels are typically composed primarily of independent academics and researchers charged with reviewing agency science and advising the Environmental Protection Agency on major policy decisions.

While industry has always had a voice on those panels, comments from the Trump administration and the potential new appointees suggest the balance may soon change in favor of greater power for regulated companies, particularly the oil and gas industries.

The long list of potential new advisory board members includes officials from Exxon Mobil, Phillips 66, Alcoa, Noble Energy, Total, and the American Chemistry Council, a lobbying group for the chemical industry. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will make the final determination to select the members of the panels.

In a move widely viewed as an attempt to make room for more industry representatives, the EPA in May dismissed at least five academic researchers from their position on the SAB. The administrator believes we should have people on this board who understand the impact of regulations on the regulated community, an EPA spokesperson told the New York Times.

Steve Milloy, a former Trump transition official, told E&E News that he believes the scientific advisory panels will be significantly reconstituted to include more industry representatives and those in the industry-backed think tank world that have held hostile views to previous EPA decisions.

The list of potential new hires to the scientific advisory boards suggest such changes may soon happen.

Jeffrey Lewis, an Exxon Mobil in-house scientist, has been floated to serve on both the SAB and CASAC scientific panels. Lewis has developed cost-benefit analysis and other regulatory filings to challenge the scientific standard used in previous years to formulate limits on air pollution. His current professional biography notes that he works in ExxonMobils regulatory affairs team code for lobbying on a variety of environmental health issues for the company.

Richard Belzer, a consultant who...

22:00

Friday funny: Butch the Rooster Fellowship of the Minds

Sarah was in the fertilized egg business. She had several hundred young pullets and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs. She kept records and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced. This took a lot Continue reading

21:30

The secret life of Antifa professor Mike Isaacson: smothering/choking/mummification fetishes Fellowship of the Minds

Mike Isaacson is a 29-year-old adjunct professor at CUNYs John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Mike Isaacson is also a communist, an advocate of violence and an Antifa domestic terrorist who, in a tweet on August 23, 2017, mockingly said Continue reading

20:24

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa by Thomas Heatherwick bensozia

London-based architect Thomas Heatherwick, took this old grain silo and carved it into a new museum. As you can see below, some of the geometry is quite striking. It was all done by subtraction; no new concrete was poured. Via This is Colossal.




20:24

Kim Jong-un on Trump bensozia

One great world leader to another:

A frightened dog barks louder. . . .

I am now thinking hard about what response he could have expected when he allowed such eccentric words to trip off his tongue.

Whatever Trump might have expected, he will face results beyond his expectation.

I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire.
This would be fun if there weren't a chance, in my mind small but real, that this could end in war.

18:49

Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Halt Stock Market Rally Indicate They May Raise Rates Again This Year The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Joe Hoft

On August 12th we reported that chief economist Brian Wesbury said that only thing stopping additional 40% stock gains over the next two years under President Trump would be excessive Fed Funds rate hikes or a tightening federal monetary policy.

Yesterday after another seven days in a row of all time stock market highs, the Fed and Janet Yellen indicated that they may raise rates again before the end of the year.  This ended the upward market rally.

Brian Wesbury joined Stuart Varney in August on Varney and Co. to discuss the Trump economy. Wesbury argued that the stock market will see great gains in the next two years.  He also noted that the only thing that could sideline these increases would be related to actions by the Fed:

Brian Wesbury: The number one cause of recessions in the Federal Reserve. When they raise rates too much, when they tighten monetary policy too much. Right now the fed has $2 trillion of excess reserves in the banking system and until they get them out they are not going to be running a tight monetary policy. Therefore I would say the odds of recession are extremely low.

The only other item that Wesbury believes could stop the Trump economy are tax hikes which under President Trump are very unlikely.

Via Varney and Co.:


Wesbury was right.

Since 2000, the Federal Reserve increased the Fed Funds rate excessively under President Bush between 2004 and 2006.  These excessive increases led up to the 2008 recession and may have at least partially influenced the economic disaster at that time.

...

18:34

US quietly publishes once-expunged papers on 1953 Iran coup Neritam

Once expunged from its official history, documents outlining the U.S.-backed 1953 coup in Iran have been quietly published by the State Department, offering a new glimpse at an operation that ultimately pushed the country toward its Islamic Revolution and hostility with the West. The CIAs role in the coup, which toppled Prime Minister Mohammed Mosaddegh []

18:10

Facebooks Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black Children Neritam

In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a U.S. congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of radicalized Muslims. Hunt them, identify them, and kill them, declared U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, a Louisiana Republican. Kill them all. For the sake of all that is good []

17:31

Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!


-by Noah

I love this portrait of Lord Tiny Hands. The artist has really captured the internal and external grotesqueness of the man. You can also actually look at him and smell the stench. So can the little rodents at his fat ass and feet. Nice outie, too. I wonder if it's caused by some alien demon trying to escape. I suppose, though, that it's just an outie. Either way, I bet Putin is very fond of it.

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America is on Trial Neritam

Three current and former Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony charges for conspiring to cover up the 2014 police shooting death of Laquan McDonald, the 17-year-old African-American teenager. Special prosecutor Patricia Brown Holmes announced the charges. The officers face up to five years in prison, if convicted. The officer who shot Laquan McDonald, []

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Family Says 8-Year-Old Biracial Boy Survived Being Hung from Tree in Attempted Lynching Neritam

In New Hampshire, authorities are investigating an apparent attempted lynching in the town of Claremont. A mother says her 8-year-old biracial child had to be airlifted to the hospital after a group of white teenagers reportedly hung him from a tree. She also posted photographs on Facebook showing the injuries to the childs neck. The []

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BREAKING: Much Hyped Berkeley Free Speech Week Unlikely to Happen The Gateway Pundit

The much hyped Berkeley Free Speech Week, set to start this upcoming Monday, has hit a number of roadblocks and now is most likely not going to take place.

Organizers knew that the event would not actually happen as scheduled. This information was not shared with the public and only a select few knew about it. Rather than hold the event as it was previously advertised, a Saturday press conference is reported to happen.

The Gateway Pundits Lucian Wintrich prefaced his breakdown of the event by stating that he appreciates as Milo as a friend. As a conservative who believes in maintaining open dialogue of ideas, Lucian was excited at the initial prospect of the event but was very disappointed that it was not going to go down as planned.  As a conservative who believes in maintaining open dialogue of ideas, this was a major issue. Beyond this, it was disappointing that the only people privy to this information were speakers and the organizers.

This was one of the reasons Wintrich was motivated to withdraw from the event Wednesday. All of this information was broken down in a Thursday evening livestream by Wintrich with Ali Akbar and Joe Proenza of the JoeProShow.

While Lucian has maintained a friendship with Milo Yiannopoulos, he was very frustrated at the organization of the event and the incredible opportunity it presented that would now fall short:

It is so incredible to have a potential event that showcases such an amazing collection of speakers . . . How can you lie to people and still tell them that it is going to go on as scheduled? It is unethical behavior.

Political strategist and entrepreneur Ali Akbar commented, If youre right [Lucian], you have done an ethical duty for the movement.

Joe Proenza, who also appeared on the periscope on Alis end, commented:

I dont have any reason not...

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Belarus Proceeding With Russian-Built Nuclear Plant Despite Accidents, Quake Worries, Neighbors Objections, and Need to Help Chernobyl Victims Mining Awareness +

70% of Chernobyl fallout poured down upon neighboring Belarus. Over 30 years later the government is failing to care for the victims, all while investing billions in nuclear energy. Russia is selling a new nuclear power station to Belarus with a credit line of now up to $10 billion. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/governments-cut-services-to-chernobyl-survivors-while-spending-billions-on-nuclear-power-stations. Meanwhile, Greenpeace has given help to Nadesha Rehabilitation Centre in Belarus to help Chernobyl victims: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/chernobyls-children-of-hope-rehab-centre-as-russia-sells-nuclear-power-station-to-belarus-govt-services-for-chernobyl-survivors-cut-greenpeace-and-others-offer-help/
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Bad & Good News on North Korea, Obama Wiretapped Trump, Economic Update Greg Hunters USAWatchdog

By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com (WNW 302 9.22.17) There is bad news and good news about the tensions between North Korea and the U.S. First, the bad news.  President Trump threatened to destroy North Korea if the country continues on its nuclear path and tests more ballistic missiles.  North Korea says they will deal with President []

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Equifax Executives Sold $1.8M in Stock Before Disclosing Massive Data Breach Neritam

the credit reporting agency Equifax said Thursday that a software vulnerability left personal information for 143 million people exposed to hackers, in one of the largest data breaches in U.S. history. Equifax said the information included Social Security numbers, drivers license information, credit card numbers and other data. Bloomberg reports that just days after learning []

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September 22nd 2017 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #246 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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Friday September 22nd 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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Heres What Real Tax Reform Looks Like The Indypendent

President Donald Trump will not succeed in carrying out any significant tax reform, but it is likely that he and the Republican majority in Congress will further skew the existing tax structure to benefit the rich, the top 1 percert, at the expense of everyone else. This will continue the policies that have made the federal tax system significantly less progressive over the past several decades and thus contributed to increasing income inequality.

The fundamental cause of that growing inequality is that the income created by the increase in productivity that has taken place over the past 40 years has gone almost exclusively to capital, while wages have remained stagnant.

In contrast, the growth in productivity between 1945 and 1975 led to increases in both wages and profits. The main cause of this is the globalization of production, as multinational corporations transfer work to countries with much lower wages. Workers in the United States, however, have suffered more than those of many other developed countries such as Canada. The assault on the working class has worked systematically at both federal and state levels to undermine working-class organizations, in particular, trade unions. It has defeated hard-won restrictions on the power of money to influence elections, such as in the Supreme Courts 2010 Citizens United decision that granted free speech rights to corporations and thus abolished limits on their financing of electoral campaigns.

The federal income taxs structure is indeed progressive, as it requires those with higher incomes to pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes. Technically, they must pay 39.6 percent of their income in taxes, but the percentage that they actually pay is much lower.

While the top rate remained at 35 percent, the deductions that corporations can claim have allowed many to avoid paying any corporate income tax at all.

First, that percentage applies only to the portion of their income above the threshold for the highest tax bracket. A single person who makes $1 million has to pay the 39.6 percent rate only on the part over $418,400. They pay 10 percent on the first $9,325, the same rate as a minimum-wage worker, with the percentage rising in each higher bracket. (This top rate was 91 percent in the 1950s and stood at 70 percent through the 1970s, before Ronald Reagan cut it to 33 percent.) Second, the rate is a percentage of taxable income. The rich, like everyone else, are allowed to claim deductions that reduce the amount of their income thats taxable, such as the standard deduction available to all taxpayers. There are many other deductions available that primarily benefit the 1 percent, however. The biggest is the deduction for interest paid on home mortgages. The rich have much more valuable houses, and the one-third of households that rent rather than own their homes can claim nothing at all.

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A US Trade War With China? LewRockwell

If the Trump administration puts sanctions on China, this would hurt America more because it just forces China and Russia and other countries to cooperate, says investor and financial commentator Jim Rogers.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned on Tuesday that the US could impose economic sanctions on China if it does not implement the new sanctions regime against North Korea, saying that the restrictions could involve cutting off Beijings access to the US financial system.

If China doesnt follow these sanctions, we will put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the US and international dollar system, and thats quite meaningful, Mnuchin said at the Delivering Alpha Conference in New York City.

The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution banning North Koreas textile exports and capping its oil imports following Pyongyangs sixth nuclear test conducted last week.

RT spoke to famous investor, author, and financial commentator Jim Rogers to discuss global perspectives in the case of the US imposing sanctions on China.

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RT: What is the likelihood that the US will go through with and actually impose economic sanctions on China if it does not implement the new sanctions regime against North Korea?

Jim Rogers: Sanctions are sanctions. They could do sanctions which are not very important or dont do much damage. And then they will have good public relations which says they have sanctions, but it is meaningless. I would suspect if anything, that is what they will start with. If they put sanctions on China in a big way, it brings the whole world economy down. And in the end, it hurts America more than it hurts China because it just forces China and Russia and other countries closer together. Russia and China and other countries are already trying to come up with a new financial system. If America puts sanctions on them, they would have to do it that much faster and in the end America will lose its monopoly on the financial system, which will hurt America more than anybody.

RT: What do you think, is it an empty rhetoric and saber-rattling from Donald Trump because he said those [UN] sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen without specifying what he meant by that. Do you think this is just mere bluff on the part of the US, or would it really use the nuclear option?

JR: If it uses a nuclear option for sanctions, it will hurt America much more than will hurt North Korea, it will hurt America much more than it will hurt China, Russia and everybody else. It will force the rest of the world to find an alternative to the US fin...

If Milo is the New Face of the American Right LewRockwell

A few days ago I brought home from our local library, nestled in Pennsylvania Dutch country, Milo Yiannopouloss self-published livre de scandale.

Dangerous is supposedly dynamite, because even Milos putative adversary Bill Maher praises the author as a young, gay alive Christopher Hitchens. Milo promises that anyone who makes it through his book can learn how to fight back against campus commies, their enabling professors, the mainstream media, and establishment Republican bores. All one needs to acquire this ability is Milos text, providing the reader can get though his frenetic prose centered on his activities as a self-promoting gadfly.

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Ill concede two things to Milo. One, unlike his erstwhile patron, the sulky Steve Bannon, he can turn a phrase; and although much of what he writes is vacuous, he says what he sets out to say with wit and verve. Two, he has spent much of his young, tumultuous life courting friends who could advance his career as some kind of conservative celebrity, from Bannon and the staff at Breitbart to David Horowitz and more recently, Tucker Carlson. Im less impressed by the fact that Milos dashed around on campuses, challenging academic political correctness in the name of his notion of self-liberation. His adventures have not exactly been life-imperiling. So-called conservative speakers are invited to what are called institutions of higher learning by local Republican organizations, and these organizations, together with Washington-based groups, help pay for their trip and expenses. Since these appearances are likely to create a ruckus and cause demonstrations, provisions are made to protect the speakers. But if the situation looks really threatening, then the presentation is cancelled, and the snubbed conservative (as a lavish consolation prize) is invited on to Fox News to tell his story. As someone who spent more than 40 years battling the PC and other intolerant Lefts on American campuses, without the slightest assistance from Republicans or the conservative media, I am hardly bedazzled by Milos daring or showmanship.

As a historian of the American conservative movement, I dove into Milos book because I was interested in what it conveyed about the Alt-Right, but my interest quickly dissipated after I read the relevant remarks. I would gather that there used to be an original Alt-Right, which was the most exciting, dynamic and effective right-wing to emerge since the Tea Party. This creation was so good that even an Israeli-supporting former Tea Party member was in those days just as likely to be drawn to it as a Richard Spencer-devotee. Unfortunately its never made clear what this wonderful thing was before Spencer and his confrres ruined it by identifying the Alt-Right...

Americas Great Game LewRockwell

I meant to make a new nation

        T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1922)

I had formed a beautiful and gracious image and I saw it melting before my eyes.I did not think I could bear to see the evaporation of the dream which had guided me.

        Gertrude Bell to King Faisal of Iraq (1922)

It was in this world made of failed British utopians such as Lawrence and Bell, those who were doing the work of the imperialists, into which America entered.

Americas Great Game: The CIAs Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, by Hugh Wilford

This is a story of the early American Arabists, those who made the first moves into the region that was dominated by British and French colonialists, beginning, for the most part, during World War Two.  (Yes, they were initially Arabists, not Zionists.)

We are introduced to several characters: Kermit Kim Roosevelt Jr., Chief of CIA covert operations in the Middle East and grandson of Teddy; Archibald B. Roosevelt, Jr., CIA officer and also grandson of Teddy and Kims cousin; Miles Copeland, a friend of the cousins; a long list of American anti-Zionists; numerous Arab, Jewish, and British leaders.

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When Wilford began the research for this book, he was surprised by two things: first, such a book a comprehensive look at Americas covert actions in the Middle East had not previously been written; second, the first Americans on the scene were favorably disposed to the Arabs and Muslims.

We will see how comprehensive a work Wilford has achieved in the coming weeks; as to the second point, I will note a curious similarity to the British position not in London but for those on the ground, and certainly true in Palestine: overall, the British on the ground were favorably disposed, relatively, to the Arabs.

Wilford notes the domestic Arabist, anti-Zionist citizen network covertly funded by Kim Roosevelt; the large body of published memoirs of CIA Arabists.  The stories behind these will be interesting.

So, what changed?  What happened to turn this pro-Arab, pro-Muslim view into precisely the opposite?  It is a question Wilford recognizes that he must address.  For now, he summarizes: fears of Arab nationalistic leaders and communism; western access to Middle East oil; growing support in the US for Israel (for which he mentions the so-called Israel lobby).

Wilford begins the story with Kim Roosevelt, who, eventually, entered Iran in July 1953 under a false name to carry out the very well-known coup that toppled Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mosaddeq.  But the stor...

Cars Are Infested With Little Brothers LewRockwell

Every new car is infested with Little Brothers in the form of code and programming that corrects outright or thwarts whatever it is you wanted to do.

It goes way beyond the Seat Belt Nanny.

Have you tried backing up a new car with the drivers door cracked open? Several wont allow it refusing to engage Reverse until you close the door. You can try all day to move the shifter into Reverse but programming controls whether the transmission will comply. Its all drive-by-wire now, you see. So no direct, mechanical connection between the gear selector and the transmission. When you select a gear, you are merely asking the computer to engage Drive or Reverse and the computer is the ultimate Decider, not you.

But why would you want to back the car up with the door open? Not that it is anyones business certainly not an insolent computers but thats how people used to be taught to Reverse in close quarters, because you could see better. The curb, for example. Of course, this entailed some judgment and motor skills which are now lacking and certainly not taught. Instead, people are taught to gape at a screen rather than actually look in the direction theyre backing the car up.

And if you try it the old school way, Little Brother will step in to correct you. The transmission shifts itself into Neutral and in some cars the electronic parking brake engages.

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Speaking of that. . .

The computer-controlled eBrake is replacing the traditional driver-controlled pull-up emergency brake.  Unlike the pull-up brake controlled by the driver, which can be partially and gradually engaged as the driver likes, the eBrake is either all the way on or all the way off your role limited to pushing the button.

And sometimes, not even that.

In several new cars, the eBrake turns itself on, automatically whenever the shift lever is moved to Park. Or when you try to Reverse with the door open a crack.

Yes, really.

Speaking of stopping. . .

Automatic Stop/Start is another  feature I dont think many of us actually asked for but which is nonetheless becoming part of the new car standard equipment roster. It turns the engine off even though you prefer it to be running one assumes, since you havent turned it off.

Or even arrived at your destination yet.

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Trump, We Hardly Knew Ye LewRockwell

It was probably pretty naive to ever suspect that a billionaire reality television star could actually be any kind of populist. Before his 2016 presidential campaign, I felt the same way about Donald Trump that I feel about every billionaire, and was repelled by his sleazy, arrogant public persona.

But candidate Trump said some things that no other presidential candidate ever has. He criticized the embarrassing state of our crumbling infrastructure. He called out the media for its blatant dishonesty, and made the term fake news a national sensation. He was the first politician since before World War II to declare that we should take care of Americas many problems first. He lambasted a foreign policy bent on nation building and lamented the waste of trillions of dollars on senseless wars.

Trump became the first presidential candidate in any party, major or minor, to make illegal immigration one of the centerpieces of his platform. He spoke out on behalf of families whod lost loved ones to illegal immigrant criminals that were somehow permitted to remain in this country despite a slew of violent crimes. He promised to end the diabolical H 1-B Visa worker program. Creating a masterful symbol for crowds to rally around, Trump promised to build a wall, and that Mexico would pay for it.

Trump brought up the clear and obvious connections between vaccines and autism, and stories broke early into his administration that he was forming a special commission to investigate these connections, chaired by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. He even promised to audit the Federal Reserve, and apparently mentioned the collapse of Building 7, which was a primary signal to those in the know that he harbored at least some truther sentiments.

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What really appealed to me, and many others, was Trumps willingness to boldly call out corrupt public officials for what they are. His references to crooked Hillary resulted in loud cries of lock her up wherever he spoke. And perhaps the central theme of Trumps campaign was his promise to drain the swamp.

Now, some ten months after his shocking election, President Trump appears to be a pathetic shell of the man he was. His waffling on every issue finally forced his supporters to recently begin burning their Make America Great hats in protest of his seeming consideration of amnesty for Obamas unconstitutional DACA program, designed to protect the dreamer children of illegal immigrants.

I certainly was skeptical about Trump even after he said some of the most radical things any major presidential candidate has said in my lifetime. This was because, in the next breath, hed talk about instituting national stop and frisk procedures, and continued to stress how we needed to build up our alread...

American Gaullist LewRockwell

If a U.S. president calls an adversary Rocket Man on a mission to suicide, and warns his nation may be totally destroyed, other ideas in his speech will tend to get lost.

Which is unfortunate. For buried in Donald Trumps address is a clarion call to reject transnationalism and to re-embrace a world of sovereign nation-states that cherish their independence and unique identities.

Western man has engaged in this great quarrel since Woodrow Wilson declared America would fight in the Great War, not for any selfish interests, but to make the world safe for democracy.

Our imperialist allies, Britain, France, Russia, Japan, regarded this as self-righteous claptrap and proceeded to rip apart Germany, Austria, Hungary and the Ottoman Empire and to feast on their colonies.

After World War II, Jean Monnet, father of the EU, wanted Europes nations to yield up their sovereignty and form a federal union like the USA.

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Europes nations would slowly sink and dissolve in a single polity that would mark a giant leap forward toward world government Alfred, Lord Tennysons Parliament of man, the Federation of the world.

Charles De Gaulle lead the resistance, calling for a Europe of nation-states from the Atlantic to the Urals.

For 50 years, the Gaullists were in constant retreat. The Germans especially, given their past, seemed desirous of losing their national identity and disappearing inside the new Europe.

Today, the Gaullist vision is ascendant.

We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions, or even systems of government, said Trump at the U.N.

Strong sovereign nations let diverse countries with different values, different cultures, and different dreams not just coexist, but work side by side on the basis of mutual respect.

In America, we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to watch.

Translation: We Americans have created something unique in history. But we do not assert that we should serve as a model for mankind. Among the 190 nations, others have evolved in different ways from diverse cultures, histories, traditions. We may reject their values but we have no God-given right to impose ours upon them.

It is difficult to reconcile Trumps belief in self-determination with a National Endowment for Democracy whose reason for being is to interfere in the politics of other nations to make them more like us.

Trumps idea of patriotism has deep roots in Americas past.

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After Its Caliphate Fails LewRockwell

While the Syrian Arab Army, the Russian aviation and Hezbollah are preparing to finish off Daesh, the Pentagon is planning a new war against Syria, this time with Kurdish troops. Just as the mission of the Caliphate was to create a Sunnistan straddling Iraq and Syria, so the mission of Rojava is to create a Kurdistan straddling the two states, as the Pentagon has been publicly stating for the last four years.

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This map was published by Robin Wright nine months before the offensive by Daesh into Iraq and Syria. According to this Pentagon researcher, it rectifies the map published in 2005 by Ralf Peters for the reshaping of the Greater Middle East.

According to US grand strategy, as defined by Admiral Cebrowski in 2001, and published in 2004 by his assistant Thomas Barnett, all of the Greater Middle East must be destroyed except for Isral, Jordan and Lebanon.

Consequently, the imminent victory against Daesh will change nothing of the Pentagons intentions.

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President Trump is against the manipulation of the jihadists. He has stopped the financial and military support that his country was giving them, and has managed to convince Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to do the same. He has modified NATO policies in the matter. However, nothing yet hints as to whether or not he will also oppose the Pentagons grand strategy. As far as the US Interior is concerned, the whole of Congress is in league against him, and he has no possibility of preventing a procedure for destitution other than negotiating with the Democratic Party.

Donald Trump has composed his administration of ex-senior civil servants from the Obama administration, a number of opportunistic politicians, many improvised representatives, and very very few trustworthy personalities.

His special representative against Daesh, Brett McGurk, is an ex-collaborator of President Obama and is supposed to serve Trumps new policy. On 18 August, he organised a meeting with the tribal leaders to fight Daesh . However, the photographs he published attest to the fact that, on the contrary, several of Daeshs leaders also participated in the meeting.

In the same vein, helicopters of the US Special Forces exfiltrated two European leaders of Daesh and their families from the outskirts of Deiz ez-Zor, before they could be taken prisoner by the Syrian Arab Army on 26 August. Two days later, they also exfiltrated about twenty more Daesh officers.

Everything looks as though the Pentagon were storing away its jih...

16,000 Riot Cops on a Cruise Ship LewRockwell

Efforts by Madrid to stop a Catalonia independence vote, currently slated for October 1st, seem to be growing more hostile by the day.  Earlier this week Spanish police seized control of Catalonias finances, seeking to ensure that separatist politicians could not spend further public funds on the referendum, and conducted raids across Catalonia to confiscate ballots and campaign materials from printing shops and delivery companies.

Now, as the New York Times notes this morning, Spanish police have detained 14 people during operations conducted yesterday which included the secretary general of economic affairs, Josep Maria Jov.

The Spanish police detained more than a dozen people in the region of Catalonia on Wednesday, drastically escalating tensions between the national government and Catalan separatists. The episode occurred less than two weeks before a highly contentious referendum on independence that the government in Madrid has vowed to block.

The police raided the offices of the Catalan regional government early Wednesday and arrested at least 14 people, including Josep Maria Jov, secretary general of economic affairs. The arrests were not expected, but hundreds of mayors and other officials in Catalonia had been warned that they would be indicted if they helped organize a referendum in violation of Spanish law.

Hundreds of supporters of Catalan independence immediately took to the streets of Barcelona to protest the arrests. Jordi Sanchez, the leader of one of the regions biggest separatist associations, used Twitter to urge Catalans to resist peacefully, but also to come out and defend our institutions.

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According to Reuters, the increasingly hostile crackdown by the Spanish police has led Catalan leaders to acknowledge for the first time today that plans to hold a referendum on independence are now in doubt following the arrest of senior regional officials and the seizure of campaign material by national police.

It is obvious that we wont be able to vote as we would have liked, Oriol Junqueras, deputy head and economy minister of the regional government, told local television TV3. They have altered the rules.

It was the first time the promoters of the referendum had acknowledged their plans were in doubt, although Junqueras said he said he was convinced voters would still turn out in numbers.

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Fluoride Exposure in Utero LewRockwell

Year after year, more and more people are becoming aware of the harmful effects fluoride can have on the human body. Fluoride has been a known neurotoxin for a long time, but the government claims it benefits our teeth.

In reality, its not even known to actually prevent the buildup of harmful oral bacteria; however, it is known to be toxic, with long-term ingestion linked to brainheart, and bone issues. Fluoride is also an endocrine disruptor, and can affect your thyroid gland, pineal gland, and blood sugar levels.

Many universities and established scientific publications have gathered data on the health risks associated with fluoride. For example, a 2014 study conducted by Harvard School of Public Health and Icahn School of Medicine studied the effects of certain developmental neurotoxicants, including fluoride.

The researchers stated that children exposed to fluoride in drinking water showed an average IQ decrement of about seven points in children exposed to raised fluoride concentrations.

Well, another groundbreaking study was just published on Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, further supporting that fluoride exposure can cause a reduction in IQ levels. However, this study was conducted in Mexico, where there is no fluoride added to drinking water (though there is some naturally occurring), meaning that much of the fluoride children are exposed to comes from sources outside of water.

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Can you imagine how much fluoride were exposed to, given that its added to most of the drinking water all over North America and its in our conventional toothpaste brands, too?

Study Illustrates How Fluoride Exposure Can Affect IQ Levels

The study involved approximately 300 sets of mothers and their children in Mexico. The researchers evaluated children on their cognitive development twice over a period of 12 years. To be...

Could You Find Your Way Out of the Wilderness? LewRockwell

Wilderness survival is a vast subject that few people ever truly master. Even certain subsets of this subject can be daunting. Fortunately, there are plenty of online resources and books that can help. Its a super popular subject that has been discussed at length by countless websites and authors, including yours truly.

But throughout my time researching this subject over the years, Ive stumbled on a few survival tips that dont seem to be mentioned very often. Perhaps their usefulness is a little too narrow, or there are better options that are little more versatile and applicable in more situations. However, Ive always felt that there is no survival tip that is too niche, so to speak. I like to learn everything, even if some of that knowledge is only useful in rare circumstances. In that spirit, Ive come up with a three survival tips on the subject of navigating your way out of the wilderness, that I dont think get mentioned often enough.

Pay Attention To The Animals

We all know that certain animals can sense magnetic fields, and use that ability to navigate. What most people dont realize is that observing some of these animals can help you figure out which way is north or south. If youre ever lost in the forests of North America or Europe, pay attention to any deer you might run across. They almost always face magnetic north or south when theyre grazing.

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Follow The Water

With advances in modern infrastructure, its a lot easier for a community to spring up where there is no water. However, most towns and cities that are around today were built a long time ago, when they absolutely needed to be near water sources. For that reason, one of the best ways to find civilization is to simply follow any rivers or streams you run across. Obviously, doing this doesnt guarantee that youll find civilization, but if you dont know which direction the nearest community is, then following a river gives you the best odds of getting out of the wilderness. Plus, youll be able to stay hydrated throughout the journey.

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Recycle Your Bodys Old, Damaged Tissue LewRockwell

Cayenne peppers have long been held in high regard for their powerful health-boosting properties. Popular cleanses, like the Master Cleanse, use cayenne because of naturally occurring compounds, like capsaicin, which help cleanse and detox the body at a cellular level. These cleansing effects can have a significant impact on your entire body, promoting a healthy heart, weight, and gut. Sustaining overall health is where the actual cleansing benefits of cayenne lie, helping you live healthy, longer! Here are the top benefits of cayenne.

Cayenne Pepper Cleanses the Body

Cayenne is well-known for its pain-relieving, weight loss, and metabolism-boosting properties, but its also a detoxifying spice that works on many different organs and tissues. It owes its detoxifying health benefits to the actions of capsaicin, the natural compound that gives chili peppers their stinging bite.

Enhances Waste Removal From Cells

Capsaicin triggers the production of a powerful vasodilator called nitric oxide.[1] This compound causes your arteries to relax, which encourages normal blood pressure and improves circulation, especially to tissues that are woven through with delicate capillaries.[2] These tiny blood vessels sometimes become clogged with white blood cells and clumps of blood platelets, but loosening their walls gives them the flexibility they need to keep your blood flowing.[3] Adequate blood flow allows your cells to properly dispose of waste and take in fresh nutrients and oxygen.[4]

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Going one step further, capsaicin also prevents platelets and red blood cells from clumping together, or clotting. This thins your blood so that it can flow through all the tiny vessels that supply organs like your heart and skin.[5]

Clears Sugar and Bad Fats From Blood

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Where Will the Next Mega Earthquake Strike? LewRockwell

A series of big earthquakes in less than 24 hours could have been caused by seismic waves travelling along fault lines and triggering ruptures.

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand on Wednesday followed by others off the coasts of Japan (6.1), Vanuatu (6.4), and Indonesia (5.7) early Thursday morning.

All were along the Ring of Fire that stretches around the Pacific from New Zealand to Chile through Indonesia, Japan, and California, in which 90 per cent of quakes happen.

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Earthquakes in New Zealand, Japan, Vanuatu, Indonesia, Tonga, Taiwan, and Papua New Guinea over past 24 hours could be caused by seismic waves travelling along fault lines

Earthquakes in New Zealand, Japan, Vanuatu, Indonesia, Tonga, Taiwan, and Papua New Guinea over past 24 hours could be caused by seismic waves travelling along fault lines

There was also a big earthquake in Mexico that killed more than 230, but despite the country falling in the Ring, experts ruled out a connection to the other quakes.

Seismologists admitted the cluster of quakes, along with others near Tonga (5.0), Taiwan (5.3), and Papua New Guinea (5.2), on the same day was unusual.

It is unusual, theres no doubt about that, its been really busy, University of Melbournes Gary Gibson told Daily Mail Australia.

I must say these unusual clusters happen fairly often and it seems they are not totally random, we just dont know why.

Phil Cummins at Geoscience Australia and the Australian National University suggested seismic waves cascading along fault lines could be responsible.

He said waves could also jump between nearby fault lines and continue moving, triggering imminent earthquakes at rupture points.

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13:51

Problems with Dry Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel: Letter from the Sierra Club to the US NRC and Some Additional Info Mining Awareness +


Holtec casks with arrows pointing to small cooling vents, Diablo Canyon, NPS, NRC gov

If you think that transferring the spent nuclear fuel from spent fuel pools to dry casks, as it is currently done, is a magical solution think again. Read about the problems with spent nuclear fuel canister systems currently in use in the Sierra Club letter below, as well as at: https://sanonofresafety.org And, do a search for Holtec and Areva in the search window of our blog (Mining Awareness). Both Holtec and Areva canisters are too thin; welded shut, and with no pressure monitor in the lid. This is in stark contrast to German Castor which have a pressure sensor between two lids and a temperature sensor, as well as being much, much thicker. They are also stored ins...

13:14

Erdogan Goons Beat American Protesters Again This Time in New York City (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

American protesters were yet again beaten up by supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Violence erupted at Erdogans speech in New York City on Thursday. A few American protesters were beaten as they were removed from the room by Turkish thugs.

Erdogan then referred to the American protesters as terrorists. Turkey is our ally and a part of NATO. Let that sink in.

Below is one video of the violence. Erdogan calls the protesters terrorists at the 1:40 mark:

Here is another angle of the violence:

The violence began after Lucas Chapman, an American and former YPG volunteer fighter screamed: Murderer! Youre a terrorist, get out of my country! in the middle of Erdogans speech.

Zero Hedge spoke to Chapman:

Chapman told Zero Hedge that the moment the protest began, he was assaulted by the crowd. Erdogans supporters jumped on me almost immediate...

12:41

South Carolina Chicken Truck Crash Will Be Memorialized By PETA Weasel Zippers

The locals will add empty buckets of KFC. Via WISTV: A week-old crash on Interstate 95 in Orangeburg County will be memorialized. Yes, you read that correctly. On Sept. 15, a truck carrying chickens down I-95 near mile marker 91, which is about a mile south of the US 15 exit near Santee, crashed, spilling []

12:29

In memorium Andy Skuce July 22, 1954 - September 14, 2017 Rabett Run

Andy Skuce is dead. 


An important and appreciated member of the Skeptical Science team.  A gentleman none would speak ill of ever.  Honored by even those who he argued against.  Born in England Andy was Canadian, in his words, "a recovering oilman".  Andy was always here to help.

Skeptical Science has posted a memorial at their web site.


12:28

North Korea Warns It May Detonate An H-Bomb In The Pacific Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: Kim Jong Un issued an unprecedented threat directly to President Donald Trump Friday. In response to the presidents warning at the U.N. that the America will totally destroy North Korea if the rogue regime attacked the U.S. or its allies, the North Korean leader threatened to tame Trump with fire, promising the []

12:11

Indicted Democrat State Rep Showed up to Work High on Morphine, Paid $51,000 For Online Psychic The Gateway Pundit

Another day, another corrupt Democrat. 

Texas Democrat State Rep. Dawnna Dukes is facing corruption charges; her trial is set for October 16th.

Travis County prosecutors claim Dukes showed up to the Capitol impaired, hid a cell phone from investigators and spent over $51,000 on an online psychic.

Dukes apparently used her own money for the psychic; the court documents do not indicate that she used taxpayer money.

Austin-American Statesman reported:

According to the filing, Dukes paid an online psychic $51,348 from December 2014 to January 2016, totaling nearly $1,000 per week.

In other extraneous acts listed in the filing, prosecutors say Dukes:

Was absent for roll call 65 percent of the time during the 2017 legislative regular session, and 36 percent of the time in the special session.

Responded to a search warrant for her cellphone by providing investigators a phone that did not match the identification number on the phone they had requested

Was noticeably impaired while trying to perform legislative duties at the Capitol and showed up late to a House Appropriations Committee hearing on March 29, stating, I know Im talking a lot. Im full of morphine and will be headed out of here soon.

Agreed to a contract with the Austin school district for her company, DM Dukes and Associates, to provide business evaluations but subcontracted the work to a consulting firm. The district paid Dukes $514,224 from May 2015 to March 2016.

Arrived late to court settings on June 30 and Aug. 21. Judge Brad Urrutia threatened to hold Dukes in contempt if she does it again.

Failed...

11:54

Rep. John Lewis Wants To Take A Bullwhip To People So They Care About Civil Rights Weasel Zippers

Just a guess that thats probably not the right approach. Via Free Beacon: Democratic Rep. John Lewis said Thursday he sometimes feels like taking a bullwhip to people in order to make them care about civil rights. It doesnt matter whether theyre black, or white, Latino, Asian-American or Native American. When you see something thats []

11:53

EPIC! Tucker Carlson Destroys Leftie Hollywood Hack Rob Reiner Over Crazy Russia War Ad (Video) The Gateway Pundit

This was AMAZING!
Tucker Carlson invited Hollywood director Rob Reiner tonight to discuss his latest Russia War video ad he released with Morgan Freeman and a group of leftie and anti-Trump RINOs.

Morgan Freeman told Americans this week in the latest anti-Trump Hollywood production, We are at war with Russia.

The Committee to Investigate Russia produced the video this week. The committee includes Rob Reiner, James Clapper, and Max Boot.

Tucker Carlson had Rob Reiner on his show and destroyed him over this Hollywood conspiracy.

Tucker Carlson: I agree with you we are very divided. And maybe this is one of the reasons. A lot of this is disingenuous. Anyone who looks at cyber warfare will tell you, any honest person, will tell you the Chinese military is the primary culprit in the United States, hacked into the White House not too long ago Nobody said anything. You guys in Hollywood sell your movies in China. You bow to the imperatives of their propaganda and censorship office. You change your movies to suit them. And yet no one says were at war with China.

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11:33

Valerie Plame, Who Tweeted Anti-Semitic Article, Fundraised For Hillary, Asked For Money To Have Twitter Boot Trump Weasel Zippers

Longtime Hillary Clinton supporter. She was also the person behind the fund to get people to donate to have Trump booted off Twitter. People donated thousands for that with no idea of where the money was going to go. Wheres the money? Via Free Beacon: Valerie Plame Wilson, a former CIA operative who sparked outrage []

11:30

Want To See Democratic House Leadership Change? Leadership PACs Have A Role To Play DownWithTyranny!

Doug Applegate, Ted Lieu, Randy Bryce

A couple of night ago I went to a LIEU-PAC event in Manhattan Beach with Randy Bryce. LIEU-PAC is Ted Lieu's leadership PAC, contributions to which go to candidates Lieu is trying to help elect to Congress (but not to himself). You can contribute to it here. Ted was elected regional vice chair of the DCCC by members of Congress from California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Hawaii and he's decided to stay neutral in the California races during primary season and then help the Democratic candidates in the general election. So far the only congressional candidate Ted has endorsed in the current cycle is Randy Bryce, the iron worker and union/veterans activist running against Paul Ryan in Wisconsin. Since he was in town... I brought him to the LIEU-PAC meet-up.

The activists who were there were very excited, not just having one of Congress' best members as their own congressman, but also getting to meet two of the most effective progressives against two congressional arch-villains, Paul Ryan and Darrell Issa. Yes, as you can see from the photo, Doug Applegate also came to the event. (Ted supports all California challengers to congressional Republicans and his events are open to any or all of them at any time. We were lucky that Doug decided this was the one to come to.) Ted spoke to the enthusiastic crowd about healthcare and about Putin-Gate and then introduced Randy and Doug and gave each of them a chance to speak to a very appreciative and supportive audience.

So what's the whole ration...

11:13

No Justice, No Billy Joel! Leftist Protesters Crash Billy Joel Concert at Busch Stadium, Block Traffic, Harass Concert-Goers The Gateway Pundit

Hundreds of leftist protesters gathered outside the Billy Joel concert at Busch Stadium tonight in St. Louis.

Last Friday a St. Louis judge found former Police Officer Jason Stockley NOT GUILTY in the shooting death of Anthony Smith, a black suspected heroin dealer. Black Lives Matter has held protests daily since the verdict.

The local Democrat Party is organizing these far left protests.

Hundreds of far left protesters blocked people from getting to the concert.

The U2 concert was cancelled on Saturday due to threats of violent protesters.

The protesters met at Keiner Plaza in downtown St. Louis and then marched to the stadium to harass concertgoers.

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11:09

The DNC Had Another Awful Fundraising Month Weasel Zippers

Theyre not going to have a lot for 2018 if they keep tanking themselves like this. And its in no small measure to Hillary and Antifa. Via Free Beacon: The Democratic National Committees already dire financial standing worsened during the month of August, according to its Wednesday night filing to the FEC. The DNC raised []

10:39

Liberals, Including Carl Reiner, Believe Clinton Can Still Become President Weasel Zippers

Carl Reiner is delusional. Via Free Beacon: Nine months into President Donald Trumps first term, some liberals believe the president could be removed from office, and there is a chance Hillary Clinton could still become president. In a recent interview with NPR, Clinton herself raised the possibility of challenging the legitimacy of the 2016 election []

10:36

Secretary Tillerson Makes The Case for Denuclearization to the U.N. Security Council The Last Refuge

The United States leading diplomat, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, makes the historic case for peaceful denuclearization to the U.N. Security Council. . [Transcript] SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good afternoon. And I appreciate the opportunity to address the Security Council again, Continue reading

10:32

EPIC! Elizabeth Warren Gets Triggered After Radio Host Confronts Her About Being Part of the One Percent (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Fake Indian Elizabeth Warren is so easy to frazzle; all one has to do is call her out on her lies and hypocrisy and she loses her cool.

Enter Jeff Kuhner.

The conservative radio host confronted Pocahontas in the hallway at the WRKO studio in Boston on Monday and called her out for living in a multi-million dollar mansion while railing against the one percent. The exchange was epic!

After Kuhner asked Warren to explain how being worth millions of dollars and living in a $2 million house in Cambridge makes her different from the one percent she rails against, she tried to defend her position by saying, I wasnt born in Cambridge. My daddy had one job after another, he ended up as a janitor. My mom worked a minimum wage job at Sears.

BIG DEAL.

Warren also said that she wanted to be a public school teacher. Well, she does teachone class, after lying about being Native American and makes a hefty six figure salary from teaching ONE CLASS

Kuhner pushed back and brought up again that she is indeed a part of the one percent.

Youre part of the one percent and you rail against the one percent. You dont see the hypocrisy there? Kuhner asked.

Elizabeth Warren became frazzled at this point and responded, Thats not hypocrisy!

Pocahontas started to walk away as she said I believe in opportunity.

You mean like the opportunity to make $350,000 for one course? Is that the opportunity Senator? asked Kuhner

Video:

 

H/T The Daily Caller

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10:23

Can Anyone Even IMAGINE A Foreign Policy Debate Between Bernie And Seor Trumpanzee? DownWithTyranny!

Nancy Ohanian drew Bernie too

Did you know that when Trump meets with foreign leaders, he has a map of the U.S. showing his electoral college win over Hillary Clinton to present. Bernie did something similar today-- and, at the same time, quite the opposite. He very effectively linked foreign policy with a domestic agenda in the context of massive worldwide inequality. It was inspiring.

Yes, this morning, Bernie spoke at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, the site of one of Winston Churchill's most famous speeches, the Iron Curtain speech. Callaway County-- of which Fulton is the county seat-- was Trump country last year. He buried Hillary there-- 13,052 (68.2%) to 4,988 (26.1%), far worse than the statewide totals (where Trump won 57.1 to 38.0%). However on primary day, Callaway County was Bernie country. He beat Hillary there 1,678 (54.2%) to 1,378 (44.5%). And Ted Cruz beat Trump.

During the election, Clinton partisans tried getting a narrative going that all Bernie cared about was domestic issues and that he was "weak on foreign policy." The Clinton people and their army of media shills repeated it ad nauseum. Today, in presenting a vision of what a progressive foreign policy is, Bernie made it clear that he is intent on beginning a more vigorous debate that "broadens our understanding of what foreign policy is." Below is what Bernie called "A Renewal of American Purpose."
Foreign policy is directly related to military policy and h...

10:19

45 National Security Experts Urge Trump To Withdraw From Iran Deal Weasel Zippers

Take their advice. Via Free Beacon: A group of some 45 national security experts signed a letter, released Tuesday, calling on President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. The letter, released by the Center for Security Policy, called on Trump to withdraw the U.S. from the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action []

09:58

Estigmatizados, manifestantes monitorados por militar infiltrado vo a julgamento em So Paulo The Intercept

SO PAULO, SP, 04.09.2016: PROTESTOS-TEMER - Manifestantes fazem ato em repdio ao presidente Michel Temer, na avenida Paulista no centro de So Paulo, na noite deste domingo (4). (Foto: Marlene Bergamo/Folhapress)

09:43

Trump Delegation Surprises Shinzo Abe with Birthday Celebration The Last Refuge

Fun stuff at the U.N. as Team U.S.A celebrate Prime Minister Shinzo Abes birthday.

09:41

IF OBAMACARE FALLS AFTER THE SANDERS DEBATE, BERNIE WILL PROBABLY FALL WITH IT No More Mister Nice Blog

So this is going to happen:

CNN anchor Jake Tapper and chief political correspondent Dana Bash will moderate a Town Hall Debate on the fight over Obamacare at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 25.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) will debate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) in this 90-minute Town Hall Debate that will air live from Washington, D.C.
A lot of people are concerned:



Also:
Former President Obamas National Security Council spokesman said Thursday a proposed health care debate between Republican and Democratic senators is not the debate we want right now.

I'm not sure single payer vs Graham-Cassidy is the debate we want right now, Tommy Vietor, a co-host of the Pod Save America podcast, said.
I think this is a legitimate concern: Will Sanders be debating on behalf of retaining Obamacare? Or will he undermine Obamacare by portraying it as seriously flawed?

Dave Weigel suggests that this concern might be overstated:
Starting in January, shortly after becoming the Senate Democrats political outreach chair, Sanders helped organize health-care rallies meant to preempt any repeal of the ACA. Throughout 2017, Sanders used campaign funds (he is running for reelection in 2018) to give speaking tours in the states of senators who were seen as on the fence about repeal....

The news of next weeks CNN debate jogged their memories of a similar CNN event in February, where Sanders and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) sparred over health care. At the time, Sanders pivoted from Cruzs attacks on the ACA to his own arguments for universal care, including praise of single-payer systems in Europe.

That was a very different moment in this debate, said Miller-Lewis. Bernies been saying for months that he knows single-payer isnt go...

09:38

Black Lives Matter Protest Mob Busts Into STL Hotel Walks Halls Chanting, Bangs on Doors (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

A #BlackLivesMatter group busted into the historic Cheshire Inn in St. Louis on Thursday.

The protesters banged on doors and walked the halls chanting!

The protesters then went to the pool and screamed on a bullhorn.
Via Top Local Now:

The mob then went and shut down the very busy Clayon and Skinker intersection during rush hour.

Last Friday a St. Louis judge found former Police Officer Jason Stockley NOT GUILTY in the shooting death of Anthony Smith, a black suspected heroin dealer. Black Lives Matter has held protests daily since the verdict.

The protest mob went to the Cheshire because it advertises as being safe.

09:25

Parents Furious After Florida Teacher Tells 5th Grade Students to Use Gender Neutral Pronoun Mx. When Addressing Her The Gateway Pundit

Liberalism is a mental disorder.

A 5th grade teacher at Canopy Oaks Elementary School sent a letter home with students titled About Mx. Bressack.

In the letter (screenshot below), obtained by Tallahassee Democrat, the teacher explains to the parents that she uses gender neutral terms in her classroom.

One thing you should know about me is that I use gender neutral terms. My prefix is Mx. (pronounced Mix). Additionally, my pronouns are they, them, their instead of he, his, she, hers'.

Some parents were absolutely furious over this letter while other liberal lunatics were completely fine with it.

The Tallahassee Democrat reported that parents voiced their concern over Facebook. The Principal of the school Paul Lambert is also in full support of this teacher:

In a post written Tuesday night in the Facebook group Tally Moms Stay Connected, a parent said her childs teacher sent home a Welcome to my class note, which included the request.

The parent ended her original post with the question,What would your reaction be as a parent of 9 & 10 year olds?

We support her preference in how shes addressed, we certainly do, Lambert said. I think a lot of times it might be decided that there is an agenda there, because of her preference I can tell you her only agenda is teaching math and science at the greatest level she can.

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09:24

Watch Elizabeth Warren Get Frazzled Trying To Prove Shes Not Part Of The One Percent Weasel Zippers

Click on for video: Of course she is. In fact, shes part of the 1% of the !% because shes also in the Senate, shes money + power. Via Daily Caller: Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts was accused of hypocrisy Wednesday by WRKO radio host Jeff Kuhner for reliably railing against the one percent []

09:14

U.S. Ambassador To U.N. Nikki Haley Press Conference The Last Refuge

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley holds a press availability in New York City on September 21, 2017 to discuss ongoing diplomatic engagements. . No-one in the media has yet to fully grasp the Trump Doctrine as Continue reading

08:59

UW Student Releases Graphic Video of Police Officer Being Beheaded University OK with It (Video) The Gateway Pundit

A video by a University of Wisconsin student showing police officers in pigs masks beheaded is drawing attention in the Madison.

The video shows a police officer hanging a black man with an American flag.
Then the video shows two police officers in pigs masks beheaded.

This filth is what the left calls art.


The sweatshirt says,  F*ck the police they the biggest gang in AmeriKKKa.

Channel 3000 reported:

A University of Wisconsin-Madison student released a controversial video portraying police officers being beheaded after they put an American flag noose around the neck of an African American man Friday.

Part of the First Wave scholarship program, Eneale Pickett, released the video to promote his clothing line with messages addressing police brutality and racism. In the video people wear sweatshirts that make statements about these issues.

UW-Madison in a prepared statement condemned the content of the video, but said it was protected by free speech rights.

This is liberal education.

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08:53

Maxine Waters Guarantees That Trump Colluded With Russia Weasel Zippers

This is a lawmaker? She has no idea whats in the Constituition. Via Daily Caller: California Rep. Maxine Waters is not a member of any of the Congressional committees investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government. She also has no particular insight into Special Counsel Robert Muellers probe of Russian meddling. But []

08:40

Hillary Clinton Gets Roasted After Posting Propaganda Video of Children Dancing While Holding Her Books The Gateway Pundit

Hillary Clinton is in overdrive peddling her books What Happened and It Takes a Village in an effort to bilk more sheep of their money since her lucrative business laundering money through the Clinton Foundation is coming to an end.

On Thursday, Hillary posted a video to her Twitter account of teenagers and children dancing to Fight Songthe same song that played at the Democrat National Convention while holding her book What Happened. Weird.

Hillary tweeted, This video from my local bookstore in Chappaqua put a smile on my face! Love the soundtrack, too.

 

In this video, posted by Scattered Books, teenagers and even children are dancing around while holding Hillarys books. Remember, Hillary is everyones Abuela. The youth just adore Hillary

Trump supporters slammed Hillary:

08:36

Obama Follows Clinton, Boards the Millionaire Speech Train to Wall Street DownWithTyranny!

Democratic Party loyalists didn't decide the last election, and they won't decide the next.

by Gaius Publius

I never had any money until I got out of the White House, you know, but Ive done reasonably well since then. 

Like Bill Clinton before him, ex-President Barack Obama has gotten on the Wall Street-financed train to millionaire riches. Clinton:
On December 21, 2000, President Bill Clinton signed a bill called the Commodities Futures Modernization Act. This law ensured that derivatives could not be regulated, setting the stage for the financial crisis. Just two months later, on February 5, 2001, Clinton received $125,000 from Morgan Stanley, in the form of a payment for a speech Clinton gave for the company in New York City.  A few weeks later, Credit Suisse also hired Clinton for a speech, at a $125,000 speaking fee, also in New York. It turns out, Bill Clinton could make a lot of money, for not very much work. [emphasis mine]
Times change, prices go up, but the song remains the same. Obama:
Last month, just before [Hillary Clinton's] book What Happened was published, Barack Obama spoke in New York to clients of Northern Trust Corp. for about $400,000, a person familiar with his appearance said. Last week, he reminisced about the White House for Carlyle Group LP, one of the worlds biggest private equity firms, according to two people who were there. Next...

08:17

Extended Childhood bensozia

Teenagers aren't so eager to grow up as they used to be:

teenagers are increasingly delaying activities that had long been seen as rites of passage into adulthood. The study, published Tuesday in the journal Child Development, found that the percentage of adolescents in the U.S. who have a drivers license, who have tried alcohol, who date, and who work for pay has plummeted since 1976, with the most precipitous decreases in the past decade.

The declines appeared across race, geographic, and socioeconomic lines, and in rural, urban, and suburban areas.

Between 1976 and 1979, 86 percent of high school seniors had gone on a date; between 2010 and 2015 only 63 percent had, the study found. During the same period, the portion who had ever earned money from working plunged from 76 to 55 percent. And the portion who had tried alcohol plummeted from 93 percent between 1976 and 1979 to 67 percent between 2010 and 2016.

Teens have also reported a steady decline in sexual activity in recent decades, as the portion of high school students who have had sex fell from 54 percent in 1991 to 41 percent in 2015, according to Centers for Disease Control statistics.
Thoughts about the underlying cause?

We joke at my house that our kids want to hang around and do nothing because we have made home too pleasant for them; we say, "If only we'd beaten them more, they'd want to get jobs and leave." But seriously, have video games, movies on demand, the internet and friendly parenting made it more fun to just be 16 without worrying about rushing into adulthood? Is watching Bojack Horseman while you post on Facebook more fun than driving to a vacant lot to drink beer?

How big a part does anxiety play? The percentage of teenagers who report serious anxiety has (depending on who you ask) doubled or tripled or quintupled. Is anxiety keeping them from going on dates or getting jobs? If so, is that related to gentle parenting and the joys of cocooning at home, or is it caused by something else?

Why don't teenagers want jobs? Could it be because they already feel rich enough? I mean, if you have a smart phone and a computer with a broadband hookup, what else do you need? And if this is true, does it mean there is something wrong with the economic statistics that say the median household is no better off than a generation ago?

08:15

Maria Crocifissa della Concezione's Devilish Letter bensozia

The news from Italy:
For more than three centuries, scholars, codebreakers and occultists have been stumped by a cryptic letter written by a Benedictine nun who claimed it was dictated by the Devil himself.

According to legend, Sister Maria Crocifissa della Concezione of the Palma di Montechiaro convent in southern Italy woke after a fainting spell on August 11, 1676 to find her face covered in ink. In one hand were several letters she had penned consisting of an indecipherable mix of symbols and languages.

Sister Maria and her sisters at the convent believed they had been delivered by a demon, but were unable to make any sense of the text.
But now Italian researchers claim to have deciphered 15 lines of the sole surviving letter using decryption software they found on the "dark web."
Everythings on there: drugs, prostitution, pedophilia and also programs used by intelligence services to decipher secret messages, like the one we used, Ludum director Daniele Abate told Italian radio 105 Network.
The researchers did not let their dark software go in blind. They thought the text looked like a mix of characters from other languages that Sister Maria might have seen, so they programmed in Greek, Arabic, Latin, and the Runic alphabet. It seems that they were right, since their program was able to read much of the letter. Since the code was based on languages that Sister Maria was familiar with, they conclude that she wrote the letter herself.
The letter describes the relationship between humans, God and Satan in a rambling and inconsistent manner. In it, Sister Maria or whoever had possessed her encouraged God to abandon man and leave him in the clutches of the devil.

God thinks he can free mortals, this system works for no one, one of the translated lines reads. The text also describes God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit as dead weights.

Abate said the contents of the letters made her suspect Sister Maria may have been suffering from schizophrenia.

I personally believe that the nun had a good command of languages, which allowed her to invent the code, and may have suffered from a condition like schizophrenia, which made her imagine dialogues with the Devil, she told The Times of Israel....

08:12

Throwback Thursday: NYC City Council Candidate Once Blamed Jews For Lack Of Affordable Housing In NYC Weasel Zippers

Hes running for city council again, thought Id remind everyone why he should lose. Via NY Daily News: City pols are blasting City Council candidate Thomas Lopez-Pierre for his latest inflammatory comments about greedy Jewish landlords. Lopez-Pierre, who ran a fringe campaign for an uptown Council seat in 2013 that drew attention for his racist []

08:08

The Killing of History Consortiumnews

PBS The Vietnam War may show some of the conflicts horrors but still soft-pedals the horrific war crimes that America inflicted on Vietnam, fitting with a corporate-dependent documentary project, writes John Pilger. By John Pilger One of the most hyped

07:59

Capitalism: The Nightmare WORDVIRUS

SEP 20, 2017
TD ORIGINALS
A worker in a costume representing world capitalism during a 2017 May Day rally in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Dita Alangkara / AP)

The neoliberal, arch-capitalist era we inhabit is chock-full of statistics and stories that ought to send chills down the spines of any caring, morally sentient human. Nearly three-fourths (71 percent) of the worlds population is poor, living on $10 a day or less, and 11 percent (767 million people, including 385 million children) live in what the World Bank calls extreme poverty (less than a $1.90 a day). Meanwhile, Oxfam reliably reports that, surreal as it sounds, the worlds eight richest people possess among themselves as much wealth as the poorest half of the entire human race.

The United States, self-described homeland and headquarters of freedom and democracy, is no exception to the harshly unequal global reality. Six of the worlds eight most absurdly rich people are U.S. citizens: Bill Gates (whose net worth of $426 billion equals the wealth of 3.6 billion people), Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Larry Ellison (Oracle) and Michael Bloomberg (former mayor of New York City). As Bernie Sanders said repeatedly on the campaign trail in 2016, the top 10th of the upper 1 percent in the U.S. has nearly as much wealth as the nations bottom 90 percent. Seven heirs of the Walton familys Walmart fortune have among them a net worth equal to that of the nations poorest 40 percent. Half the U.S. population is poor or near-poor, and half lacks any savings.

Just over a fifth of the...

07:57

Obama Refers to Himself 96 Times in 18 Minute Speech Even Quotes Himself The Gateway Pundit

During an appearance at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers conference, the former president referred to himself 96 times during his 18-minute speech.

Some things never change.

Obama talked about himself 96 times during 9/20/2017 48 min appearance saying I 78 times & me or my 18 times.

Obama even quoted himself in the speech.
Via American Mirror:

Praising the Gates action on climate change, Obama said, We can figure it out. It can be done. And that spirit, that spirit that says, to quote, I guess, myself, Yes we can, triggered laughs and cheers from the crowd.

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07:52

Four Inmates Break Out Of Prison To Burglarize Store Then Break Back Into Prison To Sell Their Haul To Other Inmates Weasel Zippers

Uh, capitalism? Via KTIV: Four Mississippi inmates are facing more charges after allegedly breaking out of jail, burglarizing a nearby Dollar General store, and then sneaking back into jail without being noticed by guards. According to police the inmates jumped the fence at the Holmes-Humphreys County Correction Facility and walked less than a mile to []

07:51

Civil Society Rises to Confront Disasters Consortiumnews

As the Mexican earthquake becomes the latest natural disaster to hit the Western Hemisphere, the role of civil society especially the first responders has demonstrated the best of human nature, as Dennis J Bernstein reports. By Dennis J

07:27

From Great Wars, Come Great Consequences by Greg Maybury Dandelion Salad

by Greg Maybury Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad Pox Amerikana, Sept. 19, 2017 September 21, 2017 [In] such trying games of conquest, results might never be expected to take shape quicklyImperial stratagems are protracted affairs. The captains of world aggression measure their achievementson a timescale whose unit is the generation. Its within such a frame that []

07:23

How Merkels Win May Hide Rising Discontent Consortiumnews

Exclusive: With German Chancellor Merkel expected to win reelection on Sunday, the European elites may celebrate having turned back a populist surge, but their neo-liberal policies continue to fuel discontent, says Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus The citizens of Germany

07:15

London Tube Terror Suspect Is Syrian Refugee Who Sneaked into UK from Calais Jungle Camp The Gateway Pundit

British police arrested 21 year-old Yahya Faroukh from Syria in connection to the London tube bombing.

Faroukh sneaked into the UK from the Calais jungle camp in France.
He is originally from Syria.

The Islamic State took credit for the bombing that left 29 people injured in a London train attack.

The Daily Mail reported:

The chicken shop worker arrested over the Parsons Green bombing had been in the Jungle migrant camp in Calais after seeing no future for him in Egypt.

Yahya Faroukh, 21, was arrested on Saturday night as he finished a shift at a fried chicken takeaway.

His family have insisted he is innocent and loves the UK. They left Damascus, in war-torn Syria, in 2012 and moved to Egypt, where their ill father died recently.

He took a boat to Italy from Egypt in 2013 after growing disillusioned with life there. He then made his way to the UK the same year on a lorry.

His sister-in-law, living in the village of Terheijden, in the south of the Netherlands, told The Sun: He and his friend got to England on a lorry.

He didnt want to stay in Egypt because there was no future there.

Faroukh had travelled to the Netherlands to visit them during the Muslim holy period of Eid, shortly after the death of their father, they said.

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07:12

Womens March Organizers Saddened Over Deportation of Convicted Palestinian Terrorist The Gateway Pundit

Convicted Palestinian terrorist and leader of A Day Without a Woman march, Rasmea Odeh, 69 was stripped of her U.S. citizenship and deported to Jordan this week.

The Womens March organizers expressed their sorrow for Odehs deportation calling her an amazing activist and organizer. Reminder, Odeh was convicted in Israel for two bombings. One of which was a supermarket bombing in Jerusalem, killing two students. The other bombing was of the British consulate.

Odeh was charged with immigration fraud for lying on her visa and citizenship forms about her past terrorist convictions and ties to terrorist groups.

The deportation and stripping of U.S. citizenship is part of a deal for Odeh to avoid jail time.

Look how sad the Womens March is over the deportation of a convicted terrorist

We cannot express the amount of sorrow felt, a broken system deported an amazing activist & organizer

The Womens March also praised convicted cop killer Assata Shakur. This is the left. They align themselves with cop killers and terrorists.

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06:56

Chelsea Manning: Harvard Told Me Sean Spicer Has Something to Contribute to American Policy The Intercept

Shortly after Harvard publicly rescinded whistleblower Chelsea Mannings visiting fellowship, the dean of her would-be school called her personally to break the news.

According to Manning, Douglas Elmendorf, the dean of the Harvard Kennedy School, began by reading what she later learned was a statement the school had already posted online. But as Manning pressed for more of an explanation, and noted some of the other controversial fellows at the school, he told her simply that Sean Spicer has something to contribute to American policy, and you cant really bring that to the table.

Manning relayed her story during an interview with the Nantucket Project on Sunday, two days after Harvard took away her fellowship.

Manning took the call from Elmendorf after receiving an award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. As soon as she stepped off the stage, her assistant pulled her aside and asked her to take the call.

Basically he started to read the statement that was posted on the Harvard website, and had already actually been posted on the website, Manning said.

After hearing what he had to say, basically, we were asking, what does this mean? Why are you disinviting me to the fellowship program?

Manning quickly pointed out that Harvard had appointed other controversial figures as fellows in the past.

We were like, what about these people, they are controversial as well. He was like, oh well, we dont want to insinuate any kind of connection with the school with this kind of stuff. We looked at other fellows in the past that were controversial figures in American public discourse. And there was no answer to that. And the answer we got back from him was, specifically, Sean Spicer has something to contribute to American policy, to discuss before students. And you cant really bring that to the table.

Manning said that after hearing that, she hung up the phone.

Through his assistant, Elmendorf declined to comment on Mannings remarks. In a previous statement, Elmendorf said the decision to name Manning a visiting fellow was a mistake and we did not intend to honor her in any way.

Harvard reversed its decision after caving to pressure from the CIA. Mike Morell, former deputy director of the CIA, resigned from his position at Harvard, and CIA Director Mike Pompeo refused to speak at a forum, both in protest of Mannings recognition.

The move prompted an instant backlash. One hundred and fifty-nine Harvard faculty...

06:30

Free Beacon Mashes Up Bill OReilly Freakout With Lawrence ODonnell Freakout Weasel Zippers

Warning for language, not safe for work. You were warned. Well, I mashed up Lawrence O'Donnell and Bill O'Reilly because it just had to be done https://t.co/9LLxb1sOIy pic.twitter.com/eSpox7gbhI David Rutz (@DavidRutz) September 20, 2017

06:28

Antifa professor Mike Isaacson who wants cops dead put on administrative leave Fellowship of the Minds

Like other universities criminal justice program, a main purpose of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY) is to train students for careers in law enforcement. So its especially disturbing that Mike Isaacson, 29, Continue reading

06:24

Oh My Text of President Trump Executive Order on Sanctions To North Korea The Last Refuge

Jumping ju-ju bones, now that weve read the stunning content of this executive order it is completely obvious why Beijing took action today with their central bank instructions. President Trump and Secretary Mnuchin have structured this executive order in such Continue reading

06:22

BREAKING: Crowdstrike Payments Coincide With Deaths Of Seth Rich, Shawn Lucas Disobedient Media

A breaking report from America First Media Group appears to show that payments made to private cyber security firm Crowdstrike coincided with the dates of two mysterious deaths, including the unsolved murder of Seth Rich and the death of process server Shawn Lucas.

05:59

Heres What Was Playing in Lawrence ODonnells Earpiece When He Had a Meltdown (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Lawrence ODonnell, the far-left MSNBC host with a long-standing hatred of President Trump, was having a particularly bad night on On August 29, 2017.

By now, almost everybody has seen the footage that was leaked on Wednesday of ODonnell berating fellow MSNBC employees and progressively becoming more and more unhinged in a video clip which lasted a full eight minutes.

Once you hear what was actually going on in ODonnells earpiece, you will completely understand why he was going crazy.

In the original clip, ODonnell was complaining about a woman in his earpiece, Whats going on, why am I losing this, why dont I have sound?! Whos asking for a Labor Day rundown in my ear?!

There was also a hammering soundSTOP THE HAMMERING UP THERE. WHOS GOT A HAMMER? WHERE IS IT? WHERES THE HAMMER? GO UP ON THE OTHER FLOOR. SOMEBODY GO UP THERE AND STOP THE HAMMERING. STOP THE HAMMERING.

In an exclusive, obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, they describe what to be an unidentified, elderly woman giving a painful list of excuses for why she lost some contest. 

This poor guy

Must watch this video with an open mind (and sense of humorits a spoof) via Washington Free Beacon: (language warning)

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05:57

Absentee NOLA Mayor Landrieu Talks Statues While His City Has No Water Weasel Zippers

Once the statues are gone the unicorns will reappear with rainbows every day. Via The Hay Ride: Mitch Landrieu is currently on his media tour touting his victory over the Confederate Army and its rebellious descendants all while his city continues to battle violent crime, power outages, and, today, boil advisories for the citys water. []

05:56

Socialist Bernie Sanders Delivers Policy Speech at Campus of Churchills Famed Iron Curtain Speech The Gateway Pundit

On March 5, 1946, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivered his Iron Curtain Speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. Churchill condemned the Soviet Unions policies in Europe and declared, From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent.

Since that time Communism has been tried and failed in dozens of countries around the globe.

Afghanistan (1978-1992)
Albania (1946-1992)
Angola (1975-1992)
Benin (1975-1990)
Bulgaria (1946-1990)
Cambodia (1975-1989)
Congo (1975-1992)
Czechoslovakia (1946-1990)
Ethiopia (1974-1991)
East Germany (1949-1990)
Hungary) (1949-1989)
North Korea 1948-1992 (in 1992, all references to Marxist-Leninism were scrubbed. Remains generic socialist state)
Mongolia (1924-1990)
Mozambique (1975-1990) (my mom who is Portuguese lived here during this time)
Poland (1945-1989)
Romania (1947-1989)
Somalia (1969-1991)
Soviet Union (1922-1991)
North Vietnam (1945-1975) (then they won the war)
South Yemen (1967-1990)
Ukraine (1919-1991)
Yugoslavia (1945-1992)

Venezuela is this years failed Socialist state.

Now this
On Thursday Socialist Bernie Sanders went to Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri to deliver a foreign policy speech.

Winston Churchill is rolling over in his grave.

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05:50

Obama adviser Samantha Power calls for crackdown on social media WORDVIRUS

Internet censorship and government war plans

21 September 2017

The meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York is taking place under the shadow of the accelerating drive of the major powers, spearheaded by the United States, toward World War III. This found its most noxious expression in the fascistic speech delivered to the assembly on Tuesday by Donald Trump, in which the US president threatened to destroy North Korea and attack Iran and Venezuela.

Trump devoted a significant portion of his tirade to a denunciation of socialism and communism, reflecting the fear within the US ruling elite of the growth of social opposition and rise of anti-capitalist and socialist sentiment in the working class.

Another major focus of the assembly is the mounting campaign of the US and European governments to crack down on the exchange of information and views on the Internet. British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni all used the pretext of fighting terrorism and fake news to call for more drastic measures by the major technology firms to censor the Internet, which Gentiloni called a battlefield for hearts and minds.

This attack on free speech is a central part of the response of the crisis-ridden capitalist ruling elites to the grow...

05:35

San Diego State University Offers Students Extra Credit For Filling Out White Privilege Checklist Weasel Zippers

The snowflakes sure have it easy. Via Campus Reform: So-called white privilege checklists continue to surface at campuses across the country, and in some cases professors even ask their students to survey the list for extra credit. In fact, The College Fix reported Tuesday that students in a sociology class at San Diego State University were offered extra []

05:25

U.S. Ambassador to Germany: Who Is Richard Grenell? [News - AllGov]

Richard Allen Ric Grenell, who served as spokesman for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations during the George W. Bush administration, was nominated September 1, 2017, to be the U.S. ambassador to Germany.

 

Grenell was born September 18, 1966. His parents were evangelicals who traveled between Michigan and California, and Grenell was active in his church from a young age. Grenell also realized early on that he was gay, and hid it from his parents and others even while he attended Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri, which was affiliated with the conservative Assemblies of God church. Grenell earned a B.A. there in 1988.

 

After college, Grenell became an administrator for the American Arbitration Association, but it wasnt long before he was involved in politics. In 1992, Grenell worked for the Bush-Quayle re-election effort. After George H.W. Bush lost the election, Grenell moved on to be an assistant for the National Republican Congressional Committee and then served as press secretary for Rep. Mark Sanford (R-South Carolina) and Rep. Dave Camp (R-Michigan).

 

Grenell left Washington in 1995 to serve as press secretary for the New York State Lottery under Republican Governor George Pataki. He also began studies at Harvards Kennedy School of Government, where he earned an MPA in 1998. That year, Grenell moved west to be press secretary for San Diego Mayor Susan Golding and subsequently worked for John McCains unsuccessful bid for the 2000 Republican nomination for president.

 

Grenell was named in 2001 to be the spokesman for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Grenell was eventually the longest-serving person to hold that job, working until 2008 under U.N. ambassadors John Negroponte, John Danforth, John Bolton and Zalmay Khalilzad.

 

Grenell then went into industry, first as vice president of corporate communications for DaVita Healthcare Partners, a dialysis provider that in 2015 was forced by the federal government to pay more than $800 million to settle a fraud case that went back to 2007. In 2009, Grenell struck out on his own, forming Capitol Media Partners, a strategic communications company that counted clients from Iran, Kazakhstan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, China, Australia, and Timor-Leste among its customers.

 

In 2012, Grenell served briefly as Mitt Romneys foreign affairs spokesman, but was chased off the campaign by anti-gay attacks from the right. Since then, Grenell has been a contributor to Fox News and other conservative outlets, where he often sniped at the Barack Obama administration.

 

Grenell was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2013. His partner, Matt Lashey, developed a smartphone app to help patients undergoing chemotherapy de...

05:19

Street Art by MrDheo in Lisbon. WORDVIRUS

Modern Family
Street Art by MrDheo in Lisbon.

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05:17

Clapper Says He Was Unaware of Manafort Wiretap Order He Previously Claimed He Would Absolutely Know if a FISA Warrant Existed (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Former spy chief James Clapper appeared on CNN with Don Lemon Wednesday evening to speak about the wiretapping of Trumps former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

When Don Lemon asked Clapper if he had knowledge of the FISA warrant for Paul Manafort, he said no. Back in a March interview with Chuck Todd, Clapper said that if the FBI had a FISA warrant for Manafort, he would have absolutely known about it.

Lemon asked Clapper Wednesday evening, Did you know about a FISA warrant against Paul Manafort at the time?

I did not, Clapper responded.

In a March 5th interview with NBCs Chuck Todd, James Clapper clearly said that if the FBI had a FISA warrant, he would have definitely known about it.

Chuck Todd asked Clapper, If the FBI for instance had a FISA court order of some sort for surveillance, would that be information you would know or not know?

Without hesitation, Clapper answered, Yes.

You would be told this? Chuck Todd asked again for reassurance.

I would know that, yes. Something like this, absolutely. Clapper said again

When Chuck Todd asked Clapper to confirm or deny if the FISA warrant for surveillance existed, Clapper clearly said, I can deny it.

Clapper AGAIN said there is no FISA warrant as Chuck Todd pressed him.

Video of March 5th interview below:

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05:15

President Trumps Poll Numbers Rebound After Slide Weasel Zippers

Must be all that positive press coverage yeah, no. Via Politico: President Donald Trumps summer swoon appears to be over. After months of declining poll numbers, the presidents approval ratings have stabilized and even ticked up slightly over the past month. President Donald Trumps summer swoon appears to be over. After months of []

05:14

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Press Conference on DPRK Sanctions 2:45pm EDT Livestream The Last Refuge

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will be holding a press conference shortly to outline the latest sanctions against North Korea, and discuss the impact of Beijings central bank barring economic transactions between Chinese banks and North Korea.  Start time estimated Continue reading

05:03

WATCH: Ethan Lyle Speaks With Rick Amato On The Russian Hacking Narrative Disobedient Media

Hear Disobedient Media Managing Editor Ethan Lyle speak with Rick Amato regarding the Russian hacking narrative, The Forensicator, Adam Carter, and Guccifer 2.0. Assange's meeting with Rohrabacher is also a topic of conversation.

05:03

MR. PRESIDENT, A WORD ABOUT OBAMACARE AND THAT ELECTORAL MAP YOU LIKE SO MUCH.... No More Mister Nice Blog

The Kaiser Family Foundation has a new report on the likely winning and losing states if the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill is passed. Something jumped out at me in this Talking Points Memo story about the Kaiser report:

Overall, the report estimates, states would see $160 billion less in federal health care funding over the next decade under the proposed law, with 35 states and D.C. losing federal dollars. But Medicaid expansion states would bear the heaviest burden by far, losing 11 percent of federal support on average. Republican-controlled states that did not expand Medicaid, however, would get an average increase of 12 percent.

The biggest losers under the bill would be high population, progressive states. California, New York, and Pennsylvania would lose $56 billion, $52 billion and $11 billion dollars respectively.
California and New York, sure -- it's no surprise that President Trump and congressional Republicans would want to punish those bastions of liberal depravity. But Pennsylvania? One of the beacons of glowing red on the president's much-beloved electoral map?

A check of the Kaiser numbers also shows that Michigan -- another of Trump's red gems -- stands to lose nearly $5 billion between now and 2026.

Wisconsin didn't go for the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, so it's expected to gain nearly $3.5 billion. But another state Trump won by an eyelash, Florida, stands to lose more than $7.5 billion. North Carolina -- another close one for Trump -- is expected to lose $5.7 billion. Minnesota -- which Trump nearly won and which he probably thinks he could win in 2020 -- will lose more than $8 billion.

All so solidly red states can get more, as TPM notes:
The biggest winners would be the deep red South: Texas would see $34 billion more, and Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi would see $10 billion, $7 billion, and $6 billion bumps respectively over the first decade.
And these changes start taking place in ... 2020.

However, Jonathan Chait has pointed out that the law allows for tinkering with the numbers:
... starting in 2020, the secretary of Health and Human Services is authorized to...

04:56

After Charlottesville, The American Far Right Is Tearing Itself Apart The Intercept

Thousands of protesters prepare to march in Boston against a planned 'Free Speech Rally' just one week after the violent 'Unite the Right' rally in Virginia left one woman dead and dozens more injured on August 19, 2017 in Boston.

04:55

Lib Actor Benedict Cumberbatch: We Did Look Into Housing Syrian Refugees, Decided Against It Weasel Zippers

Via Breitbart: Back in October of 2015, at the conclusion of a London performance of Shakespeares Hamlet, Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch used his curtain call to attack the British government for agreeing to accept only 20,000 Syrian refugees. F-ck the politicians he howled, before asking the audience to contribute money to the cause. Weve got []

04:47

Trump, a Boorish Interventionist Consortiumnews

President Trumps decision to go before the U.N. and unmask himself as a belligerent interventionist dashed any remaining hopes that he would choose a substantively different course from his predecessors, says Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow My political positions have

04:42

President Trump Announces New Sanctions Against North Korea The Last Refuge

During a luncheon with South Korea (Moon Jae-in) and Japan (Shinzo Abe), U.S. President Donald Trump announces new sanctions against North Korea (Kim Jong-un). Moments prior to President Trumps statement, Beijing (Chinas Red Dragon old guard communists), announced their central Continue reading

04:37

Street art by SCAF at Hangar Darwin, Bordeaux WORDVIRUS

Street art by SCAF at Hangar Darwin, Bordeaux


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04:36

BUSTED: @WhiteHouse Chief of Staff John Kelly Blames Record Drug Deaths on Americans GotNews

Failed general John Kelly blames the deadly drug epidemic wreaking havoc in the U.S. and Latin America on Americans. In an interview conducted by the Center for Complex Operations PRISM on October 31, 2014, Kelly said the chaos of Latin America is fueled by drug demand from the United States: Any country that is curtailing []

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04:34

Spicer Calls Out Media For Biased Coverage In New Interview Weasel Zippers

Butt hurt ensued. Via The Hill: Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer tore into the media on Wednesday, casting the White House press corps as largely a liberal group of people willing to overlook the misdeeds and mistakes of Democratic presidents, while unfairly savaging the Trump administration. In an interview with The Washington Post, []

04:30

Street Art by SonnySunDancer in NYC WORDVIRUS

Street Art by SonnySunDancer in NYC


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04:28

One-Size-Fits-All Feminism? The Indypendent

New York Times opinion writer Jill Filipovic recalls some of the happiest moments of her early adulthood were spent alone in taxis, speeding down the FDR in Manhattan, watching the sun rise over factories, billboards and bridges along the East River after late nights spent with friends or lovers. Like many college-educated American women, Filipovic an upwardly mobile NYU graduate and self-identified overachiever was hit with conflicting societal pressures as she reached the latter half of her twenties: to find a man she wanted to marry, have children, break glass ceilings in her workplace, be thin and normatively attractive, possess a healthy relationship to food and an active sex life. Fulfilling all of these expectations felt impossible at times, but in these early morning hours looking out at the city lights, Filipovic would tell herself, that even if she wasnt happy, at least she had come this far.

In her new book, The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness (Nation Books, 2017), first-time author Filipovic often loses sight of her relative position of power as a white woman with a graduate degree as she argues that we need a revamping of the institutions of marriage, parenthood, labor and sex toward the feminist pursuit of happiness, and away from basic equality. Her vision comes in contrast to another recent release, The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit, veteran San Francisco-based activist, historian and Harpers Magazine columnist, who is 22 years Filipovics senior. In Solnits latest collection of essays, she challenges the notion that cookie-cutter happiness having a spouse, offspring, private poverty, [and] erotic experiences is indeed a worthwhile pursuit for feminists. Instead, Solnit advocates for women to devote their lives to dismantling the institutions that have bolstered American patriarchal society.

If Filipovic wants to improve institutions and social norms, Solnit is ready to throw many of them out.

Despite their conflicting prescriptions, Filipovic and Solnit raise an important question: Can there be a unified agenda for the feminist movement in the United States, and if so, what are its guiding principles? Throughout the 20th century, feminist movements in the United States have grappled to define the aims of feminism, and over the last 50 years, they have struggled to create an agenda for feminists that would not be limited to the issues of upper and middle class heterosexual white women. As was hotly debated in conversations surrounding the Jan. 21 Womens March on Washington, the challenges facing working women in the United States do not all look like those experienced by Filipovic or Solnit.

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04:27

Will Media Demand Hillary Clinton Renounce Anti-Semite Valerie Plame Like They Piled on Pres. Trump Over David Duke? The Gateway Pundit

The news media has a chance to prove conservatives wrong by demanding Hillary Clinton renounce the support of Valerie Plame for her anti-Semitism which she revealed in a series of tweets Thursday defending an article she posted that called for Jews to be labeled like rat poison.

The media raked candidate and now President Donald Trump over non-existent ties to the notorious racist David Duke, will the media go after Clinton with the same vigor for her documented ties to Plame whom she once called amazing?

Hillary Clinton and Valerie Plame at a Clinton presidential campaign event in Philadelphia on March 18, 2008

Plame was featured in a 2008 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign TV ad and appeared with Clinton at a campaign stop. Plame was also active in supporting Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign, penning an op-ed in support of Clinton and appearing at a Clinton fundraiser.

Clintons hidden State Department emails revealed a close personal relationship between Clinton, Plame and Plames husband Joe Wilson. According to news reports Wilson lobbied Clinton to further his business interests.

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04:25

Conservative Student Turns Proud Criminal Illegal Alien into ICE Gets Expelled from School (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Paula Garcia, a senior at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky took to YouTube recently to complain about the racist country she lives in today.

Garcia says she was brought here when she was two-years-old and she is now 21.
Paula is undocumented and a recipient of DACA.

Paula went on YouTube to ask her supporters to get a conservative student expelled.  It worked.

Paula Garcia: America still doesnt feel like a home for me. All of the racism, discrimination, threats, name-calling and blatant ignorance. I usually suck it up. Over the summer a Transylvania student posted on me on a racial hatred page called the Tenth Crusade Enthusiasts with the comment everyone go report this illegal at my school bragging about breaking the law. That night I received several messages on Facebook from members of that group threatening me with ICE I reported it to the administration. According to them his actions dont violate the schools anti-discrimination policy Talking about my bio that said: undocumented, unapologetic and unafraid he incited them to harass me and report me. Hes still here and I have to see his face every day. I ask that you guys contact my schools administration and ask for Taylor ***s expulsion. Hopefully we as a group can do something.

She then posted his contact his information on her video.

The student got expelled.
Paula, the proud illegal alien, is still enrolled at school.

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03:56

Jornal ingls cita Bolsonaro como favorito para 2018 e coloca o dedo em ferida que ningum quer ver The Intercept

Eis que o Financial Times, em uma anlise sobre a economia brasileira, cravou que Jair Bolsonaro  o militar da reserva e deputado federal que faz apologia da tortura, da pena de morte e do estupro o favorito nas eleies presidencias do ano que vem. O peridico londrino, ao que parece, fez uma conta simples.

Bolsonaro, ou Bolsomito, para o squito que o venera com religiosidade neonazista, est em segundo na pesquisa CNT/MDA e na do Poder360, ambas divulgadas esta semana.

Ah, mas segundo lugar no favorito. Bem, no . Mas as chances de a Justia impedir Lula de concorrer so cada vez maiores. Sem o lder petista e se as eleies fossem hoje, Bolsonaro, ganharia de qualquer um. E, pasmem, com folga.

Apesar dos nmeros, contudo, a imprensa tradicional prefere discutir se o quarto lugar vai ser disputado por Doria ou Alckmin . H tambm quem simplesmente garanta que o capito da reserva nunca chegar l.

Essa negao faz sentido. As pesquisas so um retrato do momento atual, no do futuro. Alm disso, ningum (ou quase ningum) quer que o pior acontea. melhor, portanto, acreditar na hiptese de insanidade coletiva passageira. Vale dizer que boa parte dos americanos tambm pensavam assim. E agora a ONU faz cara de paisagem enquanto um desajustado berra que vai destruir uma nao inteira.

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03:54

I Think Danger Bred A Different Kind Of Gay Back Then DownWithTyranny!




Being gay is easy and almost without a sense of social opprobrium nowadays. Gays can get married. It's no biggie. When I was a kid it was very different. And... well-- how do I put this? If you were gay, you were an outlaw, a rebel... like Jean Genet, like Truman Capote, William Burroughs, John Rechy, James Baldwin, Gertrude Stein, Gore Vidal, Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, Paul Bowles, Jean Cocteau, Kenneth Anger, Anas Nin, John Waters, Jack Kerouac... role models. You know, who's a better role model Plato or a ribbon clerk?




Danny Fields, who I met when I was in college when I had booked The Doors to come play at my school and he worked for their record label, was the one who put the idea of ribbon clerks in my consciousness. He and Dee Dee Ramone wanted to go someplace "exciting" after The Ramones first show in San Francisco. I had no idea where to take them so I suggested the Eagle's Nest, a forbidding gay bar on Folsom Street. Dan...

03:50

Man Runs Around Wyoming, MI Carrying American Flag And Wearing Tutu To Inspire Others Weasel Zippers

Whatever it takes to get his message across. Via WXMI: If you live in Kent County, you mightve noticed him. Hes a man who gets up early to run a few miles, but he does it while carrying an American flag and wearing a tutu. At first glance, you might think hes a little nuts, []

03:48

Motivation and Education bensozia

From an essay by Amanda Ripley on education in the Middle East, but with worldwide applicability:

Motivation is the dark matter of education. Its everywhere but impossible to see. Motivation helps explain why some countries get impressive education results despite child poverty and lackluster teaching, while others get mediocre results despite universal health care and free iPads. When kids believe in school, as any teacher will tell you, everything gets easier. So its crucial to understand the motivation to learn and how it works in the lives of real boys and girls. Because the slow slipping away of boys interest in education represents a profound failure of schools and society. And the implications are universally terrible. All over the world, poorly educated men are more likely to be unemployed, to have physical- and mental-health problems, to commit acts of violence against their families, and to go to prison. They are less likely to marry but quite likely to father children.
This grabbed me hard, because I view my inability to get my sons to care about school as the biggest failure of my adult life.

03:25

Shaun King Joins The Intercept as Columnist, Vanessa Gezari as National Security Editor, and More The Intercept

Shaun King, Vanessa Gezari, Ada Chvez, and Maryam Saleh are joining The Intercepts staff. Kate Aronoff and Rachel M. Cohen become contributing writers. (From left to right, top to bottom.)

03:25

Abby Martin: The Birth of Chavismo and Its Fight to Survive in Venezuela Dandelion Salad

Dandelion Salad with Abby Martin teleSUR English on Sep 20, 2017 More threats against the Maduro government from Trump at the United Nations follows nearly 20 years of the US Empires insistence that the popular Bolivarian movement should have no voice. Abby Martin sits down with Professor Chris Gilbert in Caracas, Venezuela, to learn about []

03:24

As Gay Woman, Ellen De Generes Says: Cant Have Trump On My Show Weasel Zippers

Of course, thats why shell never understand why people voted for him and shes not really interested. Via Red Alert Politics: Journalist Megyn Kelly told Ellen shed welcome President Donald Trump on her new show, Megyn Kelly Today. After telling Kelly she would not have the sitting president on her show, DeGeneres received massive applause []

03:20

Beijing Takes A Knee China Central Bank Tells National Banks To Halt Business With North Korea The Last Refuge

Beijing is quickly recognizing they have painted themselves into an economic corner. Beijing enables the DPRK.  President Trump specifically targets this reality as the solution to North Koreas aggression: Beijing tells DPRK to do stupid thing.  DPRK does stupid thing.  Continue reading

02:58

Bernie Sanders: Saudi Arabia Is Not an Ally and the U.S. Should Rethink Its Approach to Iran The Intercept

Saudi Arabia is not an ally of the United States, according to Bernie Sanders, the independent senator and former Democratic presidential hopeful.

Sanders broke with the bipartisan consensus on Capitol Hill in an exclusive interview with The Intercept. The United States has long considered Saudi Arabia to be a loyal friend, supporter, and partner in the so-called war on terror.

Sanders issued a scathing denunciation of the Gulf kingdom, which has recently embarked on a new round of domestic repression.

I consider [Saudi Arabia] to be an undemocratic country that has supported terrorism around the world, it has funded terrorism. They are not an ally of the United States.

The Vermont senator accused the incredibly anti-democratic Saudis of continuing to fund madrasas and spreading an extremely radical Wahhabi doctrine in many countries around the world.

They are fomenting a lot of hatred, he added. In June, Sanders joined 46 other senators in voting to try and block the sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia. A Saudi-led coalition backed by the U.S. has been bombing Iranian-backed Houthi fighters in Yemen since 2015 and is accused of killing thousands of Yemeni civilians.

Speaking to The Intercept, Sanders called for a rethink, in terms of American foreign policy vis-a-vis Iran and Saudi Arabia. The senator suggested the United States should consider a pivot toward long-standing adversary Iran and away from traditional ally Saudi Arabia. The latter, he claimed, has played a very bad role internationally, but we have sided with them time and time and time again, and yet Iran, which just held elections, Iran, whose young people really want to reach out to the West, we are continuing to put them down.

Sanders said he had legitimate concerns about Irans foreign policy but wanted a more even-handed approach from the United States to the Iran and Saudi conflict.

In a wide-ranging interview ahead of his set-piece speech on foreign policy in Fulton, Missouri, on Thursday morning, the independent senator said the United States is complicit in Israels occupation of the Palestinian territories and said he would be willing to consider voting to cut U.S. aid to the Jewish state. He also offered tentative support for a face-to-face meeting between President Donald Trump and North Koreas Kim Jong-un; described U.S. drone strikes against innocent civilians as one of the root causes of terrorism; and called for a re-examination of U.S. foreign policy unilateralism.

Asked if he agreed with ESPNs Jemele Hill and The Atlantics T...

02:53

Gee, Who Would Have Guessed? Preet Bharara Joins CNN As Legal Analyst Weasel Zippers

So, yeah, probably a great idea to fire him. Via NY Post: Preet Bharara, the Manhattan US attorney fired by President Trump, is joining CNN as a senior legal analyst, Politico reported. Known as the Sheriff of Wall Street, Bharara has said Trump fired him in March after first telling him shortly after the election []

02:49

Lib Icon Valerie Plame Tweets Article Americas Jews Are Driving Americas Wars Says Jews Like Rat Poison The Gateway Pundit

Valerie Plame Wilson, the former CIA agent at the center of a Bush administration faux scandal about the Iraq war that made her a cause clbre for liberals, tweeted a virulent anti-Semitic article Thursday morning titled, Americas Jews Are Driving Americas Wars, that calls for Jews to be labeled on TV like a warning label on a bottle of rat poison.

Valerie Plame, image via Twitter avatar.

The article is allegedly about stopping the perceived drive to war with Iran over its nuclear program, but it actually the latest update to the blame the Jews bigotry found in the dark corners of the hard left and hard right. The article includes the names of several Jewish political writers and activists.

Heres a screen grab of the tweet in case of deletion:

The anti-Jewish article was written by Philip Giraldi and published by The Unz Review.

Excerpts:

I spoke recently at a conference on Americas war party where afterwards an elderly gentleman came up to me and asked, Why doesnt anyone ever speak honestly about the six-hundred-pound gorilla in the room? Nobody has mentioned Israel in this conference and we all know its American Jews with all their money and power who are supporting every war in the Middle East for Netanyahu? Shouldnt we start calling them out and not letting them get away with it?

It was a question combined with a comment that I have heard many times before and my answer is always the same: any organization that aspires to be heard on foreign policy knows that to touch the live wire of Israel and American Jews guarantees a quick trip to obscurity. Jewish groups and deep pocket individual donors not only control the politicians, they own and run the media and entertainment industries, meaning that no...

02:48

Statues We Love The Indypendent

Walt Whitman

The author of Leaves of Grass is now wandering in the woods upstate. A walking, life-size bronze figure of Walt Whitman in Bear Mountain State Park, New York, celebrates the legacy of his poetry. Unveiled in 1940, the monument by Jo Davidson is located only a few miles outside the city. The park, which hosts a museum dedicated to the Appalachian Trail and a zoological garden, provides a perfect scenery to the authors effigy. Carved on an adjacent stone, lines from Whitmans Leaves of Grass honor the literary accomplishments of this native New Yorker.

Harriet Tubman 

The Harriet Tubman Memorial is a portrait sculpture of the Underground Railroads heroine and a landmark of Harlems community. This dignified work by Alison Saar stands at the intersection of Frederick Douglass Boulevard, West 122nd Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. Unveiled in 2008, the larger-than-life bronze sculpture bears witness to Tubmans accomplishments as a freedom fighter: Born into slavery in 1822, she rescued approximately 70 enslavedpeople and led them to the North. The position of the two-ton monument, facing south, honors the frequent trips that Tubman, risking her own freedom and life, made to save fugitives from slavery.

Frederick Douglas 

Overlooking the boulevard that carries his name, the Frederick Douglas memorial is a monumental complex designed by Gabriel Koren and inaugurated in 2011. The heroic-scale bronze figure honors the memory of this abolitionist leader and intellectual who fled slavery as a young man and settled in the North, where he became one of the most influential African Americans of the 19th century. Located at the northwest corner of Central Park, the monument is accompanied by his writings carved on granite blocks designed by artist Algernon Miller.

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02:24

Were All Going To Die (Again)!!!! Scientists Predict Apocalyptic Mass Extinction in 2100 Because Of Global Warming Weasel Zippers

Hey, whats a good false prediction every 50 years or so? At some point, its got to be right Via NY Post: A mass extinction that wipes out humanity will be under way by the year 2100, scientists have claimed. By the end of the century, its feared that so much carbon will have been []

02:22

Trumps Failure to Tackle Opioid Crisis Is Costing Lives, House Democrats Say The Intercept

Its been nearly six months since President Donald Trump issued an executive order forming a commission to combat the nations opioid crisis which he described on August 10 as a national emergency and almost two months since the White House panel issued interim recommendations for dealing with the epidemic. But Trump has made a habit of failing to follow-up on his executive orders, and his administration has yet to officially declare the crisis a national emergency. In fact, theres no evidence that his administration has moved on nearly any of the of the commissions recommendations.

Now, members of Congress are saying the inaction is costing lives.

In a letter to the president, 51 House Democrats led by Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., urged the administration to declare a national emergency and act on one critical recommendation: ensuring that naloxone, a drug used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, gets into the hands of every law enforcement officer in the United States.

The opioid crisis killed over 33,000 Americans in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control, enough to reduce U.S. life expectancy by two and a half months. And as the need for naloxone has grown, so, too, has its price. The cost of Evzio, an naloxone auto-injector similar to the EpiPen, rose from $690 in 2014 to $4,500 today. Other formulations have seen increases, as well. This has led to critical shortages of the drug across the country.

If Trump acts on the naloxone recommendation, he would not only be addressing the opioid crisis but also fulfill a campaign promise to reduce the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs. As the House Democrats point out in their letter, formally declaring a national emergency would allow the secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate reduced pricing for all governmental units. These discounts would enable the government to stockpile naloxone and distribute it nationwide. You have the ability to take immediate action and make good on your promise to help save the lives of many Americans affected by this national emergency, they wrote. The Wh...

02:19

Former DNI James Clapper Denies Knowledge of Manafort FISA Warrant The Last Refuge

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper appears on CNN last night to deny knowledge of the wiretapping of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. In March Clapper stated he would specifically have known if a FISA warrant was issued Continue reading

02:14

More Republicans Now Support Free College Than Oppose It, Poll Finds The Intercept

Bernie Sanderss plan to make tuition free at all public colleges and universities is becoming a mainstream position in the Democratic Party.

But the plan has appeal far beyond the Democratic faithful.

A Morning Consult poll conducted in mid-September finds that a plurality of self-identified Republicans now agree with a proposal to make four-year public colleges and universities tuition-free, as the question is worded.

Forty-seven percent of Republican respondents say they strongly or somewhat support the proposal, while 45 percent say they strongly or somewhat oppose it. Seven percent say they dont know or have no opinion.

Among self-identified tea party backers, support is also strong with 50 percent saying they support the proposal while 49 percent oppose it.

Overall, 63 percent of Americans support the proposal, while 29 percent oppose it.

Congress, meanwhile, has no problem spending the kind of money it would take to make the proposal a reality. Earlier this week, the Senate approved a military policy bill that included an increase in funding for the military so large that it alone could fund free college.

Commenting on the poll, the right-wing website HotAir laments the possibility that our incumbent president may learn how popular social democratic policy is: A lot of Republicans want their free sh*t too. God forbid Trump figures that out.

The poll also shows support for a number of cutting-edge social spending proposals. For instance, 43 percent of Americans said they support a universal basic income, versus 39 percent who are opposed.

Top photo: A supporter of then-Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., holds a sign at Sanderss first campaign rally in Michigan at Eastern Michigan University on Feb. 15, 2016 in Ypsilanti, Mich.

The post More Republicans Now Support Free College Than Oppose It, Poll Finds appeared first on The Intercept.

02:07

On Heels of Progressive Wave, Rhode Island Expands Sick Leave to 100,000 Workers The Intercept

Rhode Islands General Assembly voted 59 to 11 to pass a bill on Tuesday guaranteeing sick days to over 100,000 workers, joining the state Senate, which passed the legislation along a 25 to seven vote. The bill now goes to Gov. Gina Raimondo, who is expected to sign it.

The new law will guarantee workers at large firms five earned sick days by 2020; workers at businesses with 17 or fewer employees will be allowed to have three unpaid sick days a year. Overall, around 90 percent of the states workforce will have access to paid sick days.

The passage of the law is the culmination of a yearlong effort by the Rhode Island Earned Sick Days Campaign, made up of more than a dozen groups, including the Service Employees International Union, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, and the Working Families Party, an organization founded in New York that has since spread its issue activism and electoral work to many other states.

Over the last year of elections, WFP helped lay the groundwork for the passage of paid sick days by backing candidates supporting the issue in 10 legislative races. In seven of those races, its candidates won.

Part of WFPs challenge is how it chooses to engage in electoral politics. In New York, there is a fusion party system, in which groups other than the main parties can develop their own ballot line based on endorsements, which is the system WFP has used to create an independent voice in New York politics. Under that scenario, the same candidate can run on both the Democratic line and the WFP line, meaning people can vote for the WFP candidate without the fear of contributing to the victory of the opposing Republican.

In New York and other states, WFP mostly backs Democrats but sometimes runs candidates under its own party line (in 2017, a WFP candidate defeated a Democrat to take a seat in the Connecticut House).

In the case of Rhode Island, all of WFPs candidates ran as Democrats supporting paid leave policies; four challenged incumbent conservative Democrats and defeated them, some in close races.

Georgia Hollister Isman, WFPs Rhode Island state director, told The Intercept that the organizations victories helped move the legislature on a host of progressive issues.

The sum total of more progressive Democrats winning primaries against more conservative Democrats I think got the legislature to pay attention, she said. Both in general to What is this agitation around progressive causes? and also more specifically to Working Families Party.

For instance, Jason Knight...

02:03

Jimmy Kimmel Threatens To Pound Foxs Brian Kilmeade Weasel Zippers

Not so nice after all Via Daily Caller: Jimmy Kimmel went on a tirade against Fox News Brian Kilmeade Wednesday night, ultimately threatening to pound him the next time he saw him. On Fox News early Wednesday, Kilmeade criticized Kimmel for constantly talking about health care despite running a comedy show. Kimmel got revenge by []

01:56

Are we in hell yet? Fellowship of the Minds

This was one of the performances at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors ceremony aired last night: Missy Elliott and her team of insect-eye demons performing a rap song called Shes a Bitch. Wikipedia says Missy Elliott (birth name Melissa Arnette Continue reading

01:31

Samantha Power Sought To Unmask Americans On Almost Daily Basis, Sources Say Weasel Zippers

Via Fox News: Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was unmasking at such a rapid pace in the final months of the Obama administration that she averaged more than one request for every working day in 2016 and even sought information in the days leading up to President Trumps inauguration, []

01:23

Google Building its own City bensozia

Here's a project I would love to be part of:

Alphabets far-reaching ambitions are forcing it to grapple with an unusual challenge for a private company: how to run its own city.

Googles parent company was working on a sweeping plan to build a city from the ground up, the executive in charge of its urban innovation business said on Tuesday, in an attempt to prove that a technologically-enabled urban environment can improve quality of life and reduce cities impact on the environment.

That would raise profound questions about the rules that govern such tech-centric places, particularly regarding how citizens data are collected, protected and used, conceded the head of Sidewalk Labs, the Alphabet subsidiary running the project.

We actually want to build a new city, it is a district of the city, but one that is of sufficient size and scale that it can be a laboratory for innovation on an integrated basis, said Dan Doctoroff, head of Sidewalk Labs, at a talk to the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association.

Sidewalk was quite far along in its search for a city with which to partner to build a testing ground for new approaches to transport, infrastructure and possibly even governance and social policy, he said.

Mr Doctoroff said he hoped the city could pioneer new approaches to data policies and even set an example for other places. I think the real issues, which we have to confront as a society anyway, involve the use of data.

Having a place in which we actually aggressively wrestle with those issues, and we aggressively develop policies that are the result of a really thoughtful conversation amongst privacy advocates, and members of the community, and the government as well as us, as sort of a sponsor of the place I think that could set an example, he said, in his most explicit comments to date on the planned project. 
What would be more fun than designing a city from the ground up? And this is refreshing:
Mr Doctoroff criticised Amazons request for tax incentives, saying that such incentives could hurt cities in the long term by undermining their tax base. He said that unlike Amazon, Sidewalk Labs was not looking for huge handouts.
On the other hand, it sounds like the price of living there will be that your whole life will be data mined as thoroughly as your online life is now.

01:14

Liberal Report: White Babies as Young as 6 Months Old Are Racist The Gateway Pundit

Now the left is attacking babies.

A new leftist study found babies as young as six-months-old are racist.

They cant talk or crawl but theyre racist.
The Toronto Metr reported:

How embarrassing: Youre out in public with a preschooler who blurts out something racially insensitive they picked up from daycare or TV.

Most parents start being extra careful not to expose children to negative racial attitudes at the age when they begin to notice that kind of thing. Until recently, that was thought to be about three or four years old.

But according to a new study published in the journal Child Development, babies as young as six months old can be racist, too just in a different way than older children and adults are.

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01:09

Oxford Prof: Conservatives Outnumbered Because Theyre Truth Deniers Weasel Zippers

He cant handle the truth. Via Campus Reform: A professor recently argued that it is hard to be a campus conservativenot because schools are bastions of liberalism but simply because they are universities. Professor Leslie Green, who currently teaches at Balliol College of Oxford University but has held several visiting professorships at institutions like the []

01:00

Elisabeth Moss to star in womens rights drama Call Jane Fellowship of the Minds

Dont let the biased headline fool you. Shes going to star in a pro-abort movie. From Hollywood Reporter: On the heels of her groundbreaking best actress Emmy win for Hulus The Handmaids Tale, Elisabeth Moss (a TDS-infected libtard) has signed Continue reading

00:52

Same Paper that Said Hillary Would Defeat Bernie by 25 Points Claims Kid Rock is Trailing Liberal Democrat Stabenow The Gateway Pundit

The Detroit Free Press cheered a recent MRG state poll that shows Democrat Debbie Stabenow is up 18 points on Kid Rock in the Michigan senate race.

This is quite the reverse of a Trafalgar poll in July that showed Kid Rock up by two points over the liberal Democrat.

Of course, the Detroit Free Press also predicted Hillary Clinton would clobber Bernie Sanders by 25 points one week before the Democrat primary.

Bernie Sanders ended up beating Hillary Clinton 49.9% to 48.2%.

The post Same Paper that Said Hillary Would Defeat Bernie by 25 Points Claims Kid Rock is Trailing Liberal Democrat Stabenow appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

00:18

YOUR RIGHT-WING UNCLE THINKS HILLARY CLINTON IS ANTIFA No More Mister Nice Blog

Democrats assume that the 2018 elections will be a referendum on President Trump's corruption, extremism, incompetence, ignorance, and coddling of Vladimir Putin. They assume it will be a referendum on Republican efforts to gut the Obama health care law, especially if those efforts are successful.

The right has other ideas. Portions of the right -- the same people who made major issues of the "Ground Zero mosque" in 2010 and Ebola in 2014 -- would like to make 2018 a referendum on how Democrats want all decent people killed by lawless thugs running amok in the streets. Did you know, for instance, that Hillary Clinton -- a woman many lefties decry as a neoliberal sellout -- is actually one of the principal sponsors of Antifa violence?

That's what Pam Geller told her readers yesterday:

Clinton Moved $800,000 From Her Campaign to Help Fund Antifa

Hillary Clinton the same Hillary Clinton who spent her campaign months talking up the dangers of dark money in politics was just outed for moving about $800,000 of the cash stashed for her presidential run to antifa groups.

Her source is Gateway Pundit -- and yes, I know all of you think of GP's Jim Hoft as "the stupidest man on the Internet," but he's made his site a very influential source of factually dubious propaganda, so he's not all that stupid:
EXPOSED: Hillary Clinton Moved 800K From Her Campaign To Help Fund ANTIFA

... It has been revealed that the failed presidential candidates Super-PAC, Onward Together, is heavily backing resistance and Alt-Left extremist groups such as ANTIFA.

In building investigations, Daily Caller first discovered that Hillary transferred a mass sum of money from her campaign over to Onward Together:
Clinton transferred $800,000 from her failed 2016 presidential campaign to Onward Together shortly before announcing the groups launch in May, documents the campaign filed with the FEC reveal.
Now, today, it has been revealed by...

00:16

Witch Hunt Update: Crooked Mueller Now Wants Documents Related to Trump White House Policy Decisions The Gateway Pundit

The Deep State Coup Dtat ramped up this week.
Crooked Robert Mueller and Deep State operatives now want documents related to the Trump White House policy decision.

This has NOTHING to do with Russian collusion. But that is not what they are after. This renegade body is out to destroy President Trump and will not stop until President Trump is removed from office and/or one of his family members are jailed.

And, as usual, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is AWOL as usual.
Deep State sure must have some ugly dirt on him!

The New York Times reported:

Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, has asked the White House for documents about some of President Trumps most scrutinized actions since taking office, including the firing of his national security adviser and F.B.I. director, according to White House officials.

Mr. Mueller is also interested in an Oval Office meeting Mr. Trump had with Russian officials in which he said the dismissal of the F.B.I. director had relieved great pressure on him.

The document requests provide the most details to date about the breadth of Mr. Muellers investigation, and show that several aspects of his inquiry are focused squarely on Mr. Trumps behavior in the White House.

In recent weeks, Mr. Muellers office sent a document to the White House that detailed 13 areas in which investigators are seeking information. Since then, administration lawyers have been scouring White House emails and asking officials whether they have other documents or notes that may pertain to Mr. Muellers requests.

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00:09

Bono Says New U2 Album Delayed Because Trump Bent The Moral Arc Of The Universe Weasel Zippers

Ughhh Via Rolling Stone: Shortly before the Edge got on the phone with Rolling Stone to talk about U2s upcoming LP Songs of Experience, Bonos brush with mortality that sent the album into a different lyrical direction and his thoughts about the bands upcoming arena tour, we sent the singer a bunch of questions via []

00:04

Texas Town Official Offers to Take Discarded and Unwanted Confederate Statues The Gateway Pundit

Gordy Bunch, The Woodlands Township Board Chairman, offered to take discarded and unwanted Confederate statues for his community.

Bunch said The Woodlands could put the historic statues in a museum in the upscale community.

Liberal Democrats want to remove all American statues related to the Confederacy or slavery including the removal of Jefferson and Washington monuments.

This is the new Democrat Party where fascism rules.

FOX News reported:

Suddenly removed or unwanted Confederate statues and monuments might find a new home in the Woodlands, Texas, after a town leader offered to accept them.

Gordy Bunch, the Woodlands Township Board Chairman, said Tuesday that his town located near Houston could take the statues that are being taken down across the U.S., arguing that the statues would enrich his otherwise new towns sense of history.

Whats happening across the state and across the country is ridiculous regarding eliminating history, Bunch told a gathering of the Texas Patriot PAC, sparking applause from around 60 people, the Houston Chronicle reported.

We dont have a lot of history here in the Woodlands because were only 42, 43 years old. For all these folks in Dallas, in Austin and San Antonio and other places looking to relocate their history, might I suggest they can take those assets over here.

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00:00

Liberalism is a mental disorder: France and other EU countries criminalize wolf-whistling & asking women for their phone number Fellowship of the Minds

Patrick Knox reports for the UKs The Sun, Sept. 20, 2017, that fulfilling a pledge Emmanuel Macron had made during his presidential election campaign last year, the government of France is declaring war on men harassing women in public. Under Continue reading

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23:47

Democrats May Have Jumped The Gun With Single-Payer Weasel Zippers

Democrats are starting to feel the Bern. Via Politico: Last week, a group of Senate Democrats rallied behind single-payer health care at a splashy press conference. This week, the same group is scrambling to beat back the GOPs latest Obamacare repeal blitz. The contrast shows the chasm between the two parties approach to health care: []

23:43

Late Night Comedian Kimmel Tells FOX Host: Ill Pound You When I See You (Video) The Gateway Pundit

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel turned his late night show into a lecture on the failed and bankrupt Obamacare this week. He considers himself an expert because his son had heart surgery. Of course, he has no idea that the premiums are unaffordable for a majority of American families. But, hes an elitist so hes going to lecture anyway.

On Wednesday night he followed his lecture on Obamacare with threats to beat FOX host Brian Kilmeade.

This was in his opening monologue.
Real Clear Politics reported:

On the Wednesday broadcast of his late-night program, Jimmy Kimmel responded to criticism he has received for his controversial monologue Tuesday night where he ripped Republican Senator Bill Cassidy for using his name to push for the Cassidy-Graham Obamacare replacement proposal.

Kimmel, a fierce proponent of the healthcare law, received many rebuttals for his political statement notably FOX & Friends host Brian Kilmeade. Kilmeade called Kimmel a member of the Hollywood elite for pushing politics. Wednesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host set his aim at the FOX host and let loose.

Kimmel said the FOX host kisses my ass like a little boy meeting Batman whenever the two cross paths and claimed he is dying to be a member of the Hollywood elite.

I dont get anything out of this, Brian, you phony little creep. Oh, Ill pound you when I see you, Kimmel threatened.

Of course, the far left crowd loved it.
They love their violence.

The post Late Night Comedian Kimmel Tells FOX Host: ...

23:37

September/October Events Calendar The Indypendent

FRI SEP 22
7PM9:30PM FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: WHY BAD GOVERNMENTS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE
Join Indy contributor, humorist and author Danny Katch for the launch of his new book, Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People.
Verso Books
20 Jay St.

SAT SEP 23
7:30PM11PM $5$10 DONATIONS
TALK: THE RAMAPOUGH VS. THE PILGRIM PIPELINE
Speakers from the Ramapough Lenape Nation and Science for the People will lead a discussion on the devastating potential impacts of the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline on sacred lands and the Ramapo River, as well as specific political actions supporters can take. Drinks and mingling in the backyard of Unnameable Books will follow. Proceeds go to the Ramapoughs legal fees.
Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave.

SAT SEP 23
9PM1AM $10$100
PARTY: STARR BAR AND MAYDAY ANNIVERSARY BASH
Come mark the one year anniversary of the activist-friendly Starr Bar and the lefty community center Mayday at this rager. Tickets available at eventbrite.com. 
Starr Bar
214 Starr St.

TUE SEP 26
6:30PM8:30PM $10 DONATION
HISTORY: TRUMP WALKING TOUR
Prior to becoming president, Donald Trump played an integral role in shaping the modern landscape of New York City. Exploring Midtown Manhattan, we are able to get the full spectrum of the Trump story and his rise to power. Register at socialjusticetours.com.
53rd St. & 6th Ave.

THU SEP 28
7PM9PM FREE
BOOKS: READINGS FROM VANISHING NEW YORK JUST THE QUEER PARTS
From The Rawhide to Folsom Street East queer New York is disappearing. Blogger and author Jeremiah Moss reads from the queer sections of his celebrated new book, Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul. Signing to follow.
Bureau of General Services-Queer Division
208 W 13th St. Rm 210

FRI SEP 29 THRU FRI DEC 22
6PM8PM, WEEKLY $95$125
CLASS: FRIDAYS AS IN MURDER
In traditional hard-boiled and crime novels, women either provoke violence as femme fatales or need protection as paying clients or wandering daughters. Some authors were dissatisfied with this convention. Drawing upon the potentials of pulp fiction and film noirs formula of restlessness, dread and discontent within social corruption, women novelists subverted the genre to explore early feminist and political themes. To learn more, view the reading list and register, visit marxedproject.org.
Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Ave.

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23:30

Trumpanzee And His GOP Enablers Would Rather Deport Latinos Than Get Serious About MS-13 DownWithTyranny!

Nancy Ohanian looks at Trumpanzee

Eliminating MS-13 and other violent criminal gangs should be a priority for law enforcement that all Americans should support. But that isn't what Barbara Comstock's Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act (H.R. 3697) is actually about. Her bill passed last week 233-175. Only one Republican, libertarian Justin Amash (MI), voted against it. 11 fake-Democrats took the bait and crossed the aisle to vote with the Republicans. Now Ryan is running around claiming the bill passed with "bipartisan support."

The 11 Democrats who voted for it are the worst of the Republican wing of the Democratic Party, primarily Blue Dogs and New Dems who consistently support the Republican Party policy agenda. Only one-- Ruben Kihuen-- hasn't earned an "F" from ProgressivePunch (and he has a "C"). These are the Democrats who gave Ryan and McCarthy the right to call the bill "bipartisan."
Salud Carbajal (CA)
Henry Cuellar (Blue Dog-TX)
Josh Gottheimer (Blue Dog-NJ)
Ruben Kihuen (New Dem-NV)
Dan Lipinski (Blue Dog-IL)
Stephanie Murphy (Blue Dog-FL)
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23:20

Republican Voters Surge: If Election Were Today, Trump Would Win MORE States The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Michael LaChance at American Lookout:

The 2016 election was almost a year ago but apparently the Republican wave is still rolling. American voters in states across the country are still trending towards Republicans.
Big League Politics reported:

DATA: Voter Registration Trends Favor Republicans Bigly

An ongoing analysis of voter registration trends since November 2016the election of Donald Trumpcontinues to show significant trends toward Republicans almost across the board. A couple of notes on the data are necessary:

1. In many casesalmost all except Arizona and Delawarethe total number of registered Democrats and Republicans both has fallen. This is normal. Secretaries of State purge voter rolls of those who have moved, died, or asked to be removed from the rolls. The baseline month is November 2016, but some states have not updated up to September. I used the most recent date in these cases. Pennsylvanias data has still not been updated from May, but Ill include it anyway.

2. New Jersey was the only state to show one party declining (the Democrats) and the other gaining (the Republicans, though only by 287 voters).

3. Unfortunately MI, WI, OH, MN, VA, GA, and TX do not register voters by party, so tracking these states is not possible. Once some of themsuch as OHhave primaries, a comparison to previous primary turnout would be beneficial.

Will this continue into 2018 and 2020? Theres a great chance it will.

The post Republican Voters Surge: If Election Were Today, Trump Would Win MORE States appeared first on The Gateway Pundit...

23:12

Syria - Russia Accusing U.S. Of Attacks, Abduction Attempts, Team-play With Al-Qaeda Moon of Alabama

The situation in Syria is reaching another critical point. There is an increased possibility of a large scale clash between U.S. and Russian forces. We had warned of such a clash over control of the rich fields east of Deir...

23:04

Moonbat Actor Morgan Freeman Demands Trump Tell Us The Truth About Russian Election Meddling Weasel Zippers

He did, you just didnt like the answer. Via Breitbart: Veteran actor Morgan Freeman appeared in a political video published Monday, in which he demanded President Donald Trump speak directly to the American people about the extent of Russias meddling in the 2016 presidential election. While insisting that the Kremlins election interference is no movie []

22:30

Shinzo Abe (Japan) and Moon Jae-in (South Korea) Address The United Nations General Assembly The Last Refuge

The DPRK Six Party Talk nations include: Japan, South Korea and the U.S. -vs- China, Russia and North Korea.  It is important to understand the position of Japan and South Korea as it relates to the unified strategy of U.S. Continue reading

22:09

Nikolaos Gyzis, Behold the Celestial Bridegroom bensozia





Greek artist Nikolaos Gyzis (1842-1901) spent the last the last 6 years of his life painting variations on a swirling orbit of angels and clouds, under the title Behold the Celestial Bridegroom. Via The Curve in the Line.

22:00

Libtards at The Spew try to analyze North Korea Fellowship of the Minds

I cant take it either. h/t Weasel Zippers DCG

18:32

New Documents Reveal CIA Motives, Tactics in 1953 Iranian Coup Neritam

Newly released documents by the United States Department of State provide an inside look at the motivations and tactics used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in orchestrating the 1953 coup in Iran that toppled the democratically elected government of former Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh, reinstating the rule of the U.S.-friendly Shah monarchy. In over []

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A Creepy CIA Location-Tracking Trick Neritam

New documents released on Wednesday as part of WikiLeaks series of CIA hacking revelations detail a method the agency uses to geolocate computers and the people using them. The agency infects target devices with malware that can then check which public Wi-Fi networks a given computer can connect to at a given moment, as well []

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Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!


-by Noah

It's common these days to hear Republicans loudly whining that we're not giving Seor Trumpanzee a fair chance to succeed and that no president has ever been so abused as their boy. Really? This, from people who spent 8 years sending us postcards and emails consisting of pictures of President Obama carrying a watermelon as he walked down the Air Force One ramp, pictures of the White House lawn turned into a huge watermelon patch, pictures of the president with bones in his nose, you name it. Screw these racist morons!

No doubt, Republicans aren't thinking when they complain about the treatment of Trump (the very deserved treatment of Trump). That's not surprising. They either lack the critical thinking gene or are mentally incapable of thinking how they are being lead around by the nose as they repeat the "Trump is the most abused ever" talking point that they got from Rush Limbaugh or some goon on FOX. I even have to wonder if there might be a touch of inbreeding involved when it comes to Republicans. Consider this: Republicans have a natural tendency to stay within their ethnic gene pool when it comes to picking a mate, don't they? Especially in rural America? Is there some other way to explain poor, babbling, lost unfortunates such as Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer, Steve Bannon, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders? I mean, if you want to know how the people of places like rural Michigan can seriously regard Kid Rock to be senatorial material, you need to go to rural Michigan. It'll all make sense, just be sure to leave before nightfall.

Anyway, the next time one of these nihilistic losers complains to you about poor abused Trump, just remind them of the crap President Obama took by showing them this meme. Of course, they will immediately claim that they never saw such things, or the watermelon stuff either. You might also try pointing out to them that, unli...

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Producers and consumers of racist ideas Neritam

Ibram X. Kendi talking: the thesis for the book actually came about through researching for the book, which I think is a good thing. And that was, I ended up entering into this history of racist ideas believing this common idea that, really, the sort of origins, the cradle, of racist ideas is ignoranceare ignorance []

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Arrest of Catalan Government Officials; Takeover of Catalan Institutions by Spanish Police Trying To Halt Independence Referendum Francos Ghost Walks? Mining Awareness +

Catalan president says Madrid is suspending regions autonomy: Police raid Catalan government buildings in Barcelona and arrest 12 senior officials in run-up to banned independence vote https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/20/spain-guardia-civil-raid-catalan-government-hq-referendum-row

The Principality of Catalonia (1608) Map of Catalonia entitled Cataloniae principatus novissima et accurata descriptio printed in Antwerp in 1608 by Jan Baptist Vrients.

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16:57

Samantha Power - Fakes History, Makes False Claims, Warns Of Fake News Moon of Alabama

While warning of Russian influenced fake news and hacking, Samantha Power, Obama's banshee and ambassador at the UN, spreads fake news about "Russian hacking". Power starts off by retelling fiction as historic fact: Soviet agents were instructed to infiltrate party...

16:48

Senate votes down Pauls bid to revoke war authorizations Neritam

The Senate has rejected a measure from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to sunset two war bills and force a debate on what war powers President Trump should have. Senators voted 61-36 Wednesday to table an amendment from the Kentucky Republican to get rid of the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force []

16:47

Florida Nuclear Plants in Path of Hurricane Shut Down Neritam

Florida Power & Light said Thursday it was shutting down a pair of nuclear power plants ahead of the storm. The twin-reactor Turkey Point plant, which is 20 feet above sea level, lies just south of Miami on the coast, directly in the path of Irmas expected landfall. Further north on Floridas Atlantic coast is []

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Risk to Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station From Tropical Storm Jose Mining Awareness +


The population within 50 miles (80 km) of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station was 4,737,792 in 2010. Boston is at risk from any accident at this site.

The major risk to the Massachusetts Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station from Tropical Storm Jose seems to be possible loss of offsite power due to winds (LOOP). One of the strangest things about nuclear power stations is their need for offsite power: The availability of ac power to commercial nuclear power plants is essential for safe operations and accident recovery. A loss of offsite power (LOOP) event, therefore, is an important contributor to total risk at nuclear power plants. http://nrcoe.inel.gov/resultsdb/LOSP/

It is apparently this need for offsite power which has given rise to the conspiracy theory that nuclear power stations dont really produce energy. It is also this fact which creates a major...

16:35

Man refuses to obtain Aadhaar for self, family Neritam

Calling it grave injustice, Andheri resident John Abrahim has refused to get an Aadhaar card for himself and his family. The impediments he faced in the absence of the card his sons college admission, treatment in a hospital, his retirement benefits have hardly been a deterrent. Making me do something and making a []

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Socialist Woman Running for President Neritam

socialist candidate Gloria La Riva. The Empire Files 039

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Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station At Risk From Flooding and Storm Impacts Due To Outdated Assumptions-Location Mining Awareness +


Tropical Storm Jose Offshore Massachusetts
Last December, Jones River Watershed Association and JRWAs Cape Cod Bay Watch Program once again raised concerns about flooding and storm impacts on Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station on Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts, writing to the US NRC: We continue to believe that the PNPS site, including its nuclear waste storage area, are at risk from flooding and storms. They point to discrepancies between the site elevation data used by Entergy and actual elevation when estimating flood risk at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. (The US NRC appears to consistently use the 1929 elevation standard, rather than the 1988 update which takes into consideration subsidence and other changes which have occurred since 1929. Thus, their concerns may apply to most US Nuclear Power Stations.) Furthermore, they point to the use of outdated sea level assumptions, which fail to take into consideration sea level rise! They point...

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September 21st 2017 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #245 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 September 21st 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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Tightening and Frightening LewRockwell

The Donald Trump I know is a smart guy who often thinks a few steps ahead of those whose will he is trying to bend. But I lately wonder whether he grasps the gravity of the legal peril that is beginning to show up around him. In the past week, we learned of an unfiltered public confession of frustration and weakness among his lawyers and we learned that his former chief confidant and campaign manager is about to be indicted. This is very bad news for President Trump.

Here is the back story.

Trump has hired two experienced Washington criminal defense lawyers to represent him in dealings with Robert Mueller, the independent special counsel who is investigating what connection, if any, there was between Trumps presidential campaign and elements of the Russian government. Mueller has apparently struck a raw nerve in the West Wing of the White House, where Trumps criminal defense lawyers and the White House legal counsel all work.

The nerve was struck over the appropriate response to document requests from Mueller. White-collar criminal investigations, of which this is one, often begin with documents. The government seeks from a potential defendant what it believes is evidence of his crimes from his own records. In the Trump/Russia investigations, Trumps personally employed criminal defense lawyers have disagreed with the federal government-employed White House legal counsel about whether to surrender everything that Mueller has requested.

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The criminal defense lawyers who represent the president as a private person are apparently of the belief that he has done no wrong and the surrendering of documents to Mueller would only confirm that. The White House legal counsel, which works for the presidency as a governmental institution, recognizes that as president, Trump enjoys many privileges, among them the right to keep certain communications secret. That is known as executive privilege. It was crafted by Trumps predecessors and articulated by the courts to permit presidents to keep from prosecutors and Congress and the public secret communications about military, diplomatic and sensitive national security matters.

The White House counsel worries that if he were to give Mueller everything Mueller seeks, the White House would not be able to claim the privilege should a communication it has already surrendered prove harmful to the president. Those on the criminal defense team believe that their client has done no wrong and a complete surrendering to Mueller of all the documents he seeks would accelerate the end of his investigation. One of the criminal defense lawyers even told Trump that Mueller would be off his back by Thanksgiving.

How do we know all this?

We know it because one of the criminal defense lawyers...

Americas Hamiltonian Empire of Lies LewRockwell

In his essay, Anatomy of the State, Murray Rothbard wrote of how states preserve their power with a number of tools, most notably an alliance with intellectuals.  In return for power, positions, and pelf, the intellectuals work diligently to persuade the majority that their government is good, wise and, at least, inevitable.  This is the the vital stock task of the intellectuals.  The molding of opinion is what the State most desperately needs if it is to maintain is powers, wrote Rothbard.  The citizens themselves do not invent theories of the benevolent state; that is the job of the intellectuals.

In his outstanding new book, How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America (foreword by Ron Paul), historian Brion McClanahan explains with sterling scholarship how one intellectual in particular, Alexander Hamilton, invented out of whole cloth a mythical founding of the American state that bears no resemblance at all to the actual, historical founding.  His intellectual successors, most notably Supreme Court justices John Marshall, Joseph Story, and Hugo Black, cemented this myth of the benevolent, consolidated, monopolistic state through decades of legal opinions based on a mountain of lies.

This of course is exactly what John C. Calhoun observed during his time when he wrote in his 1850 Disquisition on Government that a written constitution would inevitably be rewritten by the party of government in a way that would neuter it as a source of limitations on governmental powers.

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Hamilton has become the new hero of the Left, writes McClanahan, for the Left has finally realized that he was the architect of modern big government in America, something that many conservatives have long failed to realize.  Hamiltons voluminous writings formed the bedrock for generations of legalistic arguments that perverted the Constitution and created the insane modern leftist legal world.  It was Hamilton and his ideological heirs who invented the loose construction and implied powers theories of the constitution, which has so screwed up America.

McClanahan shows what a duplicitous liar Hamilton was, speaking out of both sides of his mouth, saying one thing in his Federalist Papers essays, and then spending the rest of his life doing exactly the opposite.  He defended states rights and federalism in these essays but when pressed by Jefferson and Madison, he would often backtrack and advance positions he favored during the Philadelphia Convention, namely for a supreme c...

The Scam Known as Social Security Trust Funds LewRockwell

A site member posted this:

A couple reports by the Congressional Research ServiceMaintaining financial balance after trust fund insolvency would require substantial reductions in Social Security benefits, substantial increases in income, or some combination of the two. The trustees project that following insolvency of the combined funds in 2034, Congress could restore balance by reducing scheduled benefits by about 23%; the required reduction would grow gradually to 27% by 2091. Alternatively, Congress could raise the Social Security payroll tax rate from 12.4% to 16.0% following insolvency in 2034, then gradually increase it to 16.9% by 2091.

Social Security: What Would Happen If the Trust Funds Ran Out?

Social Security: The Trust Funds

There is no trust fund. There is only a pile of IOUs issued by the government.

Social Security is now running a deficit. So, the Social Security Administration cashes in some of these IOUs to send money to recipients.

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This is known as looting the trust fund. That is silly. There is no fund to be looted.

This has always been true. John Attarian explains.

Much of the public is convinced that a perfidious Congress is rifling a trust fund where our Social Security taxes are held in trust to pay future benefits, that this is why Social Security is headed for trouble, and that all Congress has to do to fix Social Security is put this stolen money back. These beliefs crop up perennially in letters to editors.In July 1998, Carolyn Lukensmeyer, director of the Americans Discuss Social Security project, told the Senate Special Committee on Aging that this alleged raiding of the trust fund to finance other spending is the real focus of the publics concern. Her poll found that 79 percent of respondents believe that this is one reason why Social Security might experience financial crisis, and 45 percent believe it is the main reason. (Just 26 percent answered, correctly, that the main reason is that the elderly population is growing faster than the number of workers financing the program.)3 Obstacle to Reform

This mentality is a serious obstacle to Social Security reform. If a looted trust fund is the problem, why bother overhauling Social Security? Just make Congress return the money.

Yet this popular belief is utterly mistaken. There is no trust fund, and Congress is doing nothing wrong. Whats more, t...

The Biggest Lie LewRockwell

What we really need for 9/11 truth is to open the files of the CIA, NSA and FBI, and we need it for truth in many other realms too. The Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth have a petition that seeks a new and truly independent investigation. This is a step in the right direction. We need far more than that. We need to penetrate the secrecy of the CIA and NSA on a timely and complete basis, not 50 years after the fact and only partially. Their files have to be opened. We cannot let the government continue to hide behind national security.

This blog began as a comment on theories of the Trade Towers collapses, but it grew into a criticism of secret government hiding behind the term national security. I sympathize with the petition for a new investigation of 9/11, but I want to see a far more radical process, the dissolution of the CIA and the NSA. The call for opening their files and exposing their activities is part of that process. Edward Snowdens work is a major step in that process as is the work of a number of others whose desire to expose the evils of the CIA and NSA has led them to personal sacrifices and risks.

My scientific approach is (a) devise and adopt a simple theory first to rationalize the known observations, (b) consider the anomalies if any, (c) reconsider the initial theory and revise if need be, or else live with the unexplained anomalies. I follow Occams Razor and Kuhn in this respect. My mind prefers simplicity. I prefer to understand the basic facts first, leaving details and anomalies to later consideration.

What are anomalies? They are observations we do not understand or that seem to contradict our understanding of basic facts through our initial theory. If the anomalies are large enough, we have to revise the theory or even abandon it and devise an entirely different theory.

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The Trade Towers collapsed. What caused this? There are two leading theories: the crash theory and the demolition theory. The crash theory says that the airplanes that crashed into the towers were the cause. This rationalizes the largest known facts, which are that the two planes did crash into the towers and did cause destructive fires because they were loaded with large amounts of jet fuel. Also, the fires burned for 102 minutes and about 60 minutes in the North and South towers, respectively. This weakened steel girders, ergo a collapse eventually occurred. This theory is simple but powerful. The towers were standing, Planes crashed into them. They eventually collapsed. Ergo, the planes crashing into the towers caused their collapse. As a supplemental fact, the manner of construction of the towers was not as strong as in earlier skyscrapers.

The alternative theory,...

The God That Failed LewRockwell

Review by on:

This book deserves 5 stars for being not only well written but also the only book as yet of its kind. It is a benign ideological argument for a more benign system, deconstructing the myth that the American-style republic is the best of all possible worlds. Hoppe has proven prescient, as he wrote this treatise at the beginning of the current millennium when the United States was still riding high and triumphant as the worlds hyperpower. The malaise and breakdown that have set in since then have brought to light the hollow nature of Americas hubristic crowing about having the answer to all the worlds ills, and about how the over-the-top accusations against the King of England in the US Declaration of Independence and other early American republican literature were largely hot air. Essential reading.

Review by on:

Hoppe explains why Democracy is the monster we should hope to avoid. It appears as a regression when using Monarchy as a comparative model. With such a shocking revelation about Democracy Hoppe provides an alternative by exploring a Natural Order society, so that this may supersede for a better future. Great book. I also enjoyed a refreshing discussion on Austrian economics. Look forward to intriguing examples of high and low time preference.

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Reprinted from Amazon.com.

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Isnt It Ironic? LewRockwell

Donald Trump gave his first speech at the United Nations.

Irony: the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning.

Henry Watson Fowler, in The Kings English, says, any definition of ironythough hundreds might be given, and very few of them would be acceptedmust include this, that the surface meaning and the underlying meaning of what is said are not the same.

Also, Eric Partridge, in Usage and Abusage, writes that Irony consists in stating the contrary of what is meant.

Lets examine Trumps speech; his words will be in italics, below.

Verbal Irony

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Verbal Irony is a statement in which the meaning that a speaker employs is sharply different from the meaning that is ostensibly expressed.

We have it in our power, should we so choose, to lift millions from poverty, to help our citizens realize their dreams, and to ensure that new generations of children are raised free from violence, hatred, and fear.

We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions, or even systems of government

Strong sovereign nations let diverse countries with different values, different cultures, and different dreams not just coexist, but work side by side on the basis of mutual respect.

In America, we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone

For example, it is a massive source of embarrassment to the United Nations that some governments with egregious human rights records sit on the UN Human Rights Council.

Tragic Irony

Tragic irony is a special category of dramatic irony. In tragic irony, the words and actions of the characters contradict the real situation, which the spectators fully realize.

Rogue regimes represented in this body not only support terror but threaten other nations and their own people with the most destructive weapons known to humanity.

International criminal networks traffic drugs, weapons, people, force dislocation and mass migration, threaten our borders and new forms of aggression exploit technology to menace our citizens.

[The United States Constitution] has been the foundation of peace, prosperity, and freedom for the Americans and for countless millions around the globe

In America, the people govern, the people rule, and the people are sov...

Were Living in the Bizzaro World LewRockwell

This is the way things look to me.

The leftthose folks who I had mistakenly thought were supposed to be opposed to the status quohave strangely sided with the establishment powers-that-be since Donald Trump won the election.

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And as bad as Trump isdraining the swamp with one hand, and filling it with the otherhe has at least at times engaged in some swamp draining!

Further these people have the audacity to call themselves The Resistance! Im not sure this has happened before. A group of rabble rousers rallying to the cause of the Status Quo? Rabble rousing to defend the ruling class against someone who would dare challenge the comfort of the privileged folks on top? Do you remember Trumps great line at his inauguration with presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter, and Congressional leaders Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan standing right there behind him?

For too long, a small group in our nations capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nations capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

Millions of Americans are fed up with politicians of both parties, and indeed hate and feel contempt for Washingtons officeholders. Thus, the vote in 2010 for a Republican House against a sitting Democrat president, the 2014 vote for a Republican Senate and the 2016 vote for an outsider like Trump for the presidency. But it looks like these voters preferences will be overridden once again.

Under constant pressure from The Establishment and their champions among the rabble rousers, Trump is capitulating at an increasing rate. Most recently it seems Trump is excited to see positive statements written about him in The New York Times and The Washington Post. The p...

Civilizational Disaster LewRockwell

225 years ago, September 21, 1792, the French revolutionaries proclaimed France a republic. It is what is known historically as the French First Republic. A monarchy over nine centuries old was simply scrapped.

The modern man likes to think of this as progress. It is what freed the French from the tyranny of the monarchy; it is what gave the French their rights; and subsequently it freed the rest of the West as well.

Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn tells us otherwise:

One shouldnt forget that much of what may appear positive to us today liberality, intellectuality, humanitarianism had all been already brought to us by the liberal, courtly absolutism, while the French Revolution which used all these words in reality did nothing more than brutally extinguish them.

We certainly are subject to a conveying of history that makes us look a bit too mildly upon the French Revolution. And that is putting it very diplomatically.

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The French Revolution has given much inspiration to later tyrannies, especially the extreme totalitarian regimes of the 20th century, a century Murray Rothbard once called for the repeal of. Kuehnelt-Leddihns book Leftism Revisited is helpful in elaborating exactly this inspiration.

Lew Rockwell asks:

Is it too much to say that since the French Revolution, the left has been the source of virtually all political evils, and continues to be so in our day?

Now were here in 2017. We have an American president who praises the Bastille Day celebrations of the French Revolution and its military parades. He now even apparently wants to bring that part of the French Revolution to America, a tradition that dates back only to after the monarchy restorations of the 19th century.

The same president also has threatened to strike a neighbor country of the only country in the world that has ever been stricken with nuclear weapons with total annihilation.

And we are supposed to think that this is the best of all worlds; the best we can do?

Ah yes, its just the wrong guy in the White House. If it only were that well! If only!

If youre still convinced modern democracy is good or you need debating ammunition to convince others its not, there are quite a few sources, of which a selection is in the following.

We have H.L. Mencken and some collected witty material in Notes on Democracy. Alexis de Tocquevilles Democracy in America, while not cons...

Trumps UN Declaration of War LewRockwell

Trumps UN speech makes it clear that Trumps presidency, in terms of his campaign promise to remove Washington from the policeman of the world role, exit the Middle East, and repair the damaged relations with Russia, is over. The CIA and the military/security complex are in full control of the US government. Trump has accepted his captivity and his assigned role as the enforcer of Washingtons hegemony over every other country. Washington uber alles is the only foreign policy that Washington pursues.

At the UN Trump actually threatened to wipe North Korea off of the face of the earth. He added to these threats against Venezuela and Iran. He demonized these countries as rogue states, but it is Washington that is playing that role. Washington has destroyed in whole or part eight countries in the young 21st century and has 3 to 5 more in its crosshairs.

One question is: why did not the UN audience shout Trump down, a man standing before them telling obvious lies? The answer, of course, is money. The US taxpayers pay roughly one-quarter of the UNs annual budget, leaving the other 130+ countries a light load. Washington is succeeding in driving the world to Armageddon, because the worlds leaders prefer money to truth, to justice, to survival. The UN diplomats see in their cooperation with Washington the opportunity to make money by sharing in the Wests exploitation of their own countries.

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Washington, absorbed in its effort to destroy Syria, left it to its Saudi Arabian puppet to destroy Yemen. The Saudi autocracy, a major sponsor with the US of terrorism, has done a good job, thanks to US supplying the weapons and to the US refueling the Saudi attack airplanes. This totally gratuitous war has helped to maximize the profits of the American military/security complex, a collection of evil never before present on the face of the earth. UNICEF reports that one million Yemeni children will be the victims of American compassion of which Trump bragged in the CIAs UN speech.

One wonders if the Russians and Chinese are so absorbed in getting rich like Americas One Percent that they are unaware that they are on the list of countries to be eliminated for not accepting Washingtons hegemony. Really, where was the Russian government when Washington overthrew the Ukranian government? It was at a sports event. And I call Americans insouciant. Where was the Russian government? How could it have not known?

To be frank. The point is this. Unless Russia and China can take out the US, the US will take out Russia and China. The only question is who strikes first. The only way to avoid this is for Russia and China to surrender and accept Washingtons heg...

Trump Was Right All Along LewRockwell

CNN, which had previously denounced President Donald Trumps claims that he had been wiretapped at Trump Tower, reported late on Monday that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was tapped by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Depending on the political inclinations of the journalists covering the story, the tale has been framed as either a vindication of Trumps generally derided claims that Trump Tower was wiretapped by the Obama Administration or yet another bit of evidence demonstrating that Team Trump was in collusion to with the Russians to influence the results of the presidential election.

Insofar as can be determined given the lack of any corroboration coming from the government, the narrative surrounding Manafort goes something like this: Manafort, together with a number of other Washington based consultants, was a top adviser to former pro-Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich between 2004 and 2014. His involvement somehow came to the attention of the FBI in 2014 and a secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant was sought by the Bureau and then issued to permit teltapping and other forms of investigation to determine if foreign lobbying laws had been broken. The initial inquiry was eventually allowed to lapse for lack of evidence.

A second warrant was obtained in the summer of 2016, presumably when Manafort was Trumps campaign manager, based on apparently new information that had been obtained by the Bureau. Manafort was wiretapped, presumably to include his residence in Trump Tower, and the eavesdropping continued until early in 2017, after Donald Trump was inaugurated. Manafort reportedly spoke with Trump throughout that period though it is not clear whether the president-elect or president was personally recorded as a consequence of the tap.

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Since the appointment of Robert Mueller as Russiagate special counsel in May, some of the ongoing investigation has again focused on Manafort, investigating whether his relationship with Ukraine violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), since he may have been acting on behalf of the government in Kiev, or regarding possible money laundering or tax irregularities. The principal focus, however, has been on the possibility that Manafort actively colluded with the Russian government to influence the U.S. election. To that end, Manafort has been questioned by a Grand Jury and has had his home in Alexandria raided by FBI agents in the early morning of July 26th, while he and his family were sleeping. The lock on the door to his house...

Forced To Homeschool in a Crisis? LewRockwell

A new school year is almost here. If your children attend school outside your home, have you ever thought about what would happen if their school was closed for an extended period of time?

The most likely to occur disastrous events dont have a long duration before order begins to be restored. Natural disasters can be devastating, but most are relatively localized and the response and recovery time is a couple weeks to a month at the longest. Your children might miss some school, but the time is usually made up at the end of the year or possibly by extending the school day.

Think Katrina

But every now and then a major event happens, like Hurricane Katrina, that disrupts entire geographic areas and devastates schools.

Katrina completely destroyed 110 of 126 New Orleans public schools, displacing more than 60,000 students. A year later, the school system was only able to accommodate the return of half the students. It is estimated that more than 400,000 students in the Katrina ravaged regions had to move to other cities to attend school.

Another issue is pandemic. Experts believe that it could take at least 4 to 6 months to prepare a vaccine for distribution during a flu pandemic.

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Schools have varying response plans for outbreaks. Some close as soon as an outbreak has been identified. Others will not close until the school itself has a certain percentage of confirmed illnesses. Either way, schools could be closed for months to help reduce transmission rates. Depending on the time of year and how long schools are closed, recommendations could be made to hold all students back until work is made up or promote them all as if they completed the current grade. Neither is a good option.

Homeschooling Your Public School Children

If you find yourself post-disaster with school-aged children at home for an extended period of time, you will likely need a way keep them occupied. You may also want to continue their education so they dont fall behind.

If they have their school books with them, you can simply progress through each subject as if they were attending school. Have your children read the text, work in workbooks, and take chapter quizzes and tests. If there are no tests, create them by reading through the text yourself.

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2 Health Indicators You Need To Know LewRockwell

By Dr. Mercola

While many health screens and lab tests are overrated or unnecessary, there are a few that are vitally important, such as vitamin D. I recommend checking your vitamin D level at least twice a year.

Two other really important tests are serum ferritin (which measures stored iron) and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase or sometimes called gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT; a liver enzyme correlated with iron toxicity, disease risk and all-cause mortality). By monitoring your serum ferritin and GGT levels and taking steps to lower them if theyre too high, you can avoid serious health problems.

For adults, I strongly recommend getting a serum ferritin test and GGT on an annual basis. When it comes to iron overload, I believe it can be every bit as dangerous to your health as vitamin D deficiency. In this interview, Gerry Koenig,1 former chairman of the Iron Disorders Institute and the Hemochromatosis Foundation, explains the value of these two tests.

Iron Overload Is More Common Than Iron Deficiency

Iron is one of the most common nutritional supplements. Not only can you get it as an isolated supplement, but its also added to most multivitamins. Many processed foods are also fortified with iron. While iron is necessary for biological function, when you get too much, it can do tremendous harm.

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Unfortunately, the first thing people think about when they hear iron is anemia, or iron deficiency, not realizing that iron overload is actually a more common problem, and far more dangerous. Many doctors dont understand or appreciate the importance of checking for iron overload.

Virtually all adult men and postmenopausal women are at risk for iron overload due to inefficient iron excretion, since they do not lose blood on a regular basis. Blood loss is the primary way to lower excess iron, as the body has no active excretion mechanisms. Another common cause of excess iron is the regular consumption of alcohol, which will increase the absorption of any iron in your diet.

For instance, if you drink wine with your steak, you will likely absorb more iron than you need. Theres also an inherited disease, hemochro...

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Media Matters Smears Matt Drudge As Putin Puppet For Linking .4% of Time To Russian News Outlets The Gateway Pundit

On Wednesday, left-wing hit machine Media Matters published perhaps one of its most erroneous reports yet How Matt Drudge became the pipeline for Russian propaganda

Matt Gertz, a Senior Fellow at Media Matters, purports media titan Matt Drudge is a puppet for Russian president Vladimir Putin because the Drudge Report has linked to Kremlin-linked news publications 400 times since 2012. Now, 400 links may appear like a large number, yet a simple analysis reveals its a drop in the ocean compared to the massive volume of links published in the past four years. One doesnt have to read the Drudge Report avidly to know the website publishes anywhere between 70-100 links daily. Such is a conservative estimate.

(Very) conservatively speaking, lets assume the Drudge Report has published 60 links daily for the past four years.

The Gateway Pundit estimates The Drudge Report publishes 21900 links annually. Multiplying 21900 by four equals 87,600 links since 2012. Now well add the 261 days that have past in 2017, bringing our total link average from 2012 to the present day to 101,460.

400 / 101,460 x 100 = .394% 

It is more likely the number is closer to .2% because of The Drudge Reports prolific link volume.

Media Matters shamelessly published a graphic detailing the volume of Kremlin-connected news outlets linked on the Drudge Report.

Keep in mind the news aggregator may link on average of 20,000 stories per year and yet, Gertz is ringing the alarm on the number of Russian propaganda websites, which barely receive 50 links in some years. If the premise of Gertzs report is correct, the Drudge Report is far from being the pipeline...

14:06

Lou Dobbs Goes Off on Corrupt Mueller Investigation: What is Going on Here?! (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Fox News Lou Dobbs went off on the corrupt federal government as he spoke with president of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton on Wednesday night about the Mueller investigation.

Lou Dobbs began by discussing the cozy relationship between Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, asking, What is going on here?

Fitton answered by saying, Mueller is investigating himself in my view. The firing of Comey led to his appointment. Comeys leaking of information led to his appointment and Sessions recused himself almost immediately

Fitton called Mueller an unelected bureaucrat who doesnt answer to the American people.

What can we do about it?! Dobbs asked frustrated.

Dobbs points out that there is no one to turn to in order to put an end to this madness and went off on all of the corrupt agencies in the federal government.

The only recourse would be for AG Sessions to unrecuse himself, yet we all know that hes not going to do this.

Dobbs closed by saying the establishment which owns the leadership of both political parties is using Mueller as a tool to attack President Trump who threatens their power structure.

 

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13:45

Former Spy Chief James Clapper on CNN: Its Possible President Trumps Voice Recorded in Paul Manafort Wiretap (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Former spy chief James Clapper appeared on CNN with Don Lemon Wednesday to speak about the wiretapping of Trumps former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

The video begins with Lemon asking Clapper about the stories floating around in the press, Clapper then reiterates what he has said prior about the incident and says he cannot comment on the FISA warrant.

Clapper consistently states that he stands on what he said back on the 5th of March. Watch Clappers video from March 5, 2017 below:

Lemon then asks Clapper, Is it possible the President was picked up in a conversation with Paul Manafort?

Clapper replies: Its certainly conceivable . . .

Lemon: Is it likely?

Clapper: Uh, I cant say. I uh wouldnt wanna go there, but I will say, its possible.

Watch the video below:

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13:29

#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Shut Down St. Louis Galleria Hundreds of Police Called In (Video) The Gateway Pundit

Hundreds of far left protesters gathered at the Galleria Mall in St. Louis county on Wednesday night.

The protesters were turned away at the Galleria doors.

Hundreds of police officers were called to the Galleria.

...

12:50

Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke To Reporter: F You And The Horse You Rode In On Weasel Zippers

Reporters ride unicorns not horses. Via Washington Times: Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke reportedly dropped the F-bomb in an email exchange with a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist who was working on a story about the former sheriffs security detail. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel watchdog columnist Daniel Bice sent Mr. Clarke, an ardent President Trump supporter, []

12:37

I Felt Like a Slave: Police Records Reveal Imran Awan Physically Abused Multiple Women The Gateway Pundit

A new report by the Daily Callers Luke Rosiak reveals Imran Awan, former IT aide for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, abused multiple women. Under Virginias Freedom of Information Act, Rosiak obtained police records detailing the harrowing experiences of abuse at the hands of Awan.

Daily Caller reports:

Multiple women in relationships with Imran Awan, the indicted former IT aide for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, have recently called Virginia law enforcement and alleged being abused by him, police reports obtained under Virginias Freedom of Information Act show.

Officers found one of the women bloodied and she told them she just wanted to leave, while the second said she felt like a slave, according to Fairfax County Police reports obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group. A third woman claimed she was being kept in captivity.

The third woman is Awans stepmother, Samina Gilani, who said in court documents that Awan invoked his authority as a congressional employee to intimidate immigrant women, in part by telling them he had the power to have people kidnapped.

All but two of the nearly two dozen Democratic women Awan worked for in the House declined to comment on the police reports.

With each passing day, we learn more and more about the dark and murky past of Pakistan IT staffer Imran Awan. The former employee of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is accused of stealing hardware from ranking Democrats and sending sensitive intel to foreign groups like the Muslim Brotherhood. A new report reveals Imran Awan was banned from the Houses network for attempting to hide a secret server.

Daily Caller reports:

Now-indicted former congressional IT aide Imran Awan allegedly routed data from numerous House Democrats to a secret server. Police grew suspicious and requested a copy of the server early this year, but they were provided with an elaborate falsified image designed to hide the massive violations. The falsified image is what ultimately triggered their ban from the House network ...

12:33

Update: Put Americans First Rally Sunday in St. Louis with Steve Bannon is Sold Out The Gateway Pundit

Breitbart.com chairman and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon will headline the Put Americans First Rally Sunday September 24, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Put Americans First Rally will start at 3 PM at the Marriott St. Louis Airport.

The Rally Is Sold Out!

Ed Martin, Eagle Forum President, told TGP today the event was sold out.

You can reserve your ticket at Eventbrite.

Phyllis Schlafly Eagles is proud to welcome executive chairman of Breitbart News and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon to Saint Louis, Missouri, for a Putting Americans First Rally.

Mr. Bannon will share his insights as a conservative thinker, media executive, and Trump supporter.

The event will be held at 3 PM on Sunday, September 24th, 2017, at the Marriott St. Louis Airport. A limited number of free tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

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12:16

Obamacare Overhaul Leaves Pre-Existing Conditions Up To States To Handle Weasel Zippers

8 years of talking about repeal has been downgraded to overhaul. Leave Obamacare in place and let it implode as written. Via Washington Examiner: The senators behind the last shot at overhauling Obamacare are fighting back against criticisms that their bill will erode protections for people with pre-existing conditions by saying that states can solve []

12:04

Philadelphia Finds Hundreds of Illegal Voters Stemming From Democrat Motor Voter Law The Gateway Pundit

Philadelphia found hundreds of non-citizens who were registered to vote; many went on to cast ballots.

But the Democrats say that voter fraud is just a myth

The Washington Times reported:

City Commissioner Al Schmidt said Wednesday the voters are all self-admitted non-citizens who went back and canceled their registrations later but not before casting illegal ballots a total of 227 times in elections spanning 2006 to 2007.

Most of those non-citizens signed up to vote at PennDOT, the state motor vehicles bureau, when they went to get a drivers license. While legal residents and long-term visitors are allowed to hold licenses, they are not allowed to vote in federal elections yet thanks to a federal law, the sign-up for both licenses and voter registration is often tied together.

The current voter registration process at PennDOT is both harmful to election integrity and to members of the immigrant community seeking citizenship, Mr. Schmidt said.

Keep in mind, these numbers are only based on people who self reported so the real number of illegal voters is much higher.

The National Voter Registration Act or motor voter is another Democrat scam passed in 1993 by none other than Slick Willie. It forces states to sign up voters while they get their drivers licenses.

More robust motor voter laws have been passed since 1993 as states push to automatically register voters while giving illegal aliens drivers licenses. See where this is going? Illegal aliens get drivers licenses making it easy for them to register to vote. This is all part of the Democrat plan.

Couple this with the fact that Obama openly told illegal aliens to vote in the Presidential election, we shouldnt be surprised our voting system is compromised.

Look at California for example. A state with massive amounts of illegal aliens from Mexico who...

11:52

Disgusting. Leftists Get Kids Cancer Fundraiser Cancelled Because It was At Trump Golf Course The Gateway Pundit

The Tri at the Trump triathlon to raise money for kids with cancer was cancelled this week.
Leftists complained about the name.

Even after the organizers changed the name to Tri for Good the bitter leftists were still upset so the organizers cancelled the event.

The triathlon raises thousands of dollars for kids cancer research.

Emily Zanotti at The Daily Wire reported:

A Charlotte, North Carolina charity was forced to cancel their event, raising money for kids with terminal illnesses, after participants couldn;t handle the name of the event venue: the Trump National Golf Course.

The Tri at the Trump is a three-stage race (running, swimming and biking), where competitors raise money for various local charities that benefit children suffering from cancer and other devastating conditions.

But this year, the Tri at the Trump organizers say potential participants were triggered by the Trump name, and, over the summer, the group received several aggressive complaints about both the event, and the Trump National Golf Course.

Last week, in an effort to save the event and distance the race from the President, organizers changed the name from Tri at the Trump to Tri for Good. I hope by making this announcement, we can focus on what our core values are and the goals we are trying to achieve with our race, race organizer Chuck McAllister posted to the events Facebook page.

But participants were still unimpressed because the event was still being held at Trump National and unable to fully distance themselves from the President or find another venue on short notice, the organizers cancelled the race altogether.

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11:47

LUCIAN WINTRICH: I Am Withdrawing My Name From UC Berkeley Free Speech Week Scheduling The Gateway Pundit

Currently I am engaged in a long-running investigative report that is certain to disrupt the MSM propaganda wing and Globalist agenda that has been rampant in Washington, I have a forthcoming book covering the culture wars in America and how the Right can win, along with prep-work for a series of impending campus speeches for a set of college tours. The deadlines and work that needs to be completed on these projects are my current priority.

While I was originally confirmed to speak at Free Speech Week, as it is a rare opportunity to attend an event featuring a combination of friends and great conservative minds, it has unfortunately become impractical.

Similarly considering the uncertainty surrounding the event on both sides (on both sides), I have decided to withdraw my name from Berkeley Free Speech Weeks schedule on the seemingly likely chance that something impedes the event and it becomes lost work time on the projects Im currently engaging in.

As far as the event is concerned, both I and the entire crew at the Gateway Pundit hope that the event goes off without a hitch and that an open and fruitful dialogue occurs regarding the event.

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11:45

Watch MSNBCs Lawrence ODonnell Completely Lose It Weasel Zippers

Its a compilation of clips from August 29th which shows how completely insane he is.

11:30

Ever Wonder How A Totally Worthless Hack Like Joe Crowley, Steeped In Corruption, Gets Into Position To Take A Role In Running America? DownWithTyranny!


Shane Goldmacher wrote an important piece for the NY Times Monday and Trump has been putting out so much crap that I haven't had time to get to it. But it's too consequential to for me to just let it get lost, specially in light of how New York;s Democratic Party bosses just screwed over Lower East Side District Leader Paul Newell-- not to mention progressives in the party-- to steal an open state Senate nomination (Daniel Squadron's seat) for Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh. Background: Newell won a whopping 72% of the weighted vote from the Manhattan Democratic Committee to Kavanagh's 28%. But the sleazy party bosses in Brooklyn took care of that inconvenience-- with the backing of Cuomo, of course, and De Blasio.
Theyve stolen the seat from with Boss Wright and Boss Seddio overruling the people, charged candidate Paul Newell, referring to Manhattan Democratic Party leader Keith Wright and Brooklyn Democratic leader Frank Seddio... [I]n Brooklyn, Seddio did not call a party committee meeting and steered the Brooklyn vote to five-term Manhattan Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh after consulting with the boroughs elected officials.

...Newell may not have helped his cause with Cuomo after backing the governors Democratic rival, Zephyr Teachout, in the 2014 Democratic primary.

A committee vote is not legally required for a vacancy covering a two-county seat and party leaders can call the shots.

...Democratic district leaders in Manhattan were furious that Wright went against the wishes of their non-binding vote.

...

11:25

Lies Behind The Wiretapping Of Trump Team Reveal Effort To Undermine Presidency Weasel Zippers

Via NY Post: Over the years, a curious habit has taken hold at the United Nations. A body designed to strengthen the best of humanity has too often become a font of doublespeak and appeasement that protects the worst of humanity. That tragic comity was shattered when President Trump played the skunk at the garden []

11:18

Afghan President Says Trumps Strategy (Trump Doctrine) Much More Effective Than Obamas Failures The Last Refuge

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani delivered remarks today at the U.N. discussing the difference between U.S. President Donald Trumps current strategy and the failed policy of former President Obama. Two key differences underline the optimism of Ghani: #1) President Trump listened Continue reading

11:17

Elitist Actor DiCaprio Continues to Lecture Working Class on Global Warming (Video) The Gateway Pundit

Because only actors can understand complex science.

Leonardo DiCaprio joined John Kerry this week to criticize climate change deniers (climate realists) at the Kerry Initiative at Yale.

DiCaprio is very upset that the masses dont care what he has to say about junk science.

Heres Dicaprio in 2014 on his way to the World Cup.

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11:14

Ken Burns Vietnam Documentary? Or Should I Watch Game of Thrones Again? Black Agenda Report

Ken Burns Vietnam Documentary? Or Should I Watch Game of Thrones Again?

Authors
bruce Thu, 09/21/2017 - 06:14

Ken Burns latest documentary series "Vietnam" leads with the claim that the US war in Vietnam was a mistake, a tragic miscalculation. In fact it was a crime that cost 3 million lives.

Ill get around to seeing Ken Burns series on the war in Vietnam some time soon. It will be kind of a chore, something Im really not looking forward to. Thats because Ive already heard that the Ken Burns documentary declares the war in Vietnam a tragic mistake based on misunderstanding of something or somebodies by other somebodies. In a way thats enough for me. I understand the war in Vietnam as not a tragic mistake, but a vast and heinous crime, a crime wave really, lasting 3 decades from 1945 to 1975. During the last third of that time alone more than 3 million people lost their lives.

The bloodletting began at the end of World War 2. Ho Chi Minh and Vietnamese Communists led the fight against the Japanese occupation forces and cooperated with US and Allied war aims. Vietnamese fully expected US support for their independence from France after the war. Instead the US and British forces sent to Vietnam to accept the Japanese surrender re-installed the French colonial regime. The Vietnamese fought a bloody nine year war against a French colonial army entirely provisioned and supplied by the United States. When the Viets surrounded and defeated the French garrison at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 President Eisenhower offered France nuclear weapons, but the French declined.

Convinced that Uncle Ho as the Vietnamese called him and his party would win the 1956 elections, the US created a brutal puppet government in the southern half of Vietnam to cancel the election and request US military aid against so-called invaders from so-called North Vietnam. In the final decade of the long Vietnamese war more than half a million US troops were deployed, more bombs were dropped than in all of World War 2, and millions of civilians mostly Vietnamese peris...

11:06

BOOM! Sharyl Attkisson: It Looks Like Obama Did Spy on Trump Just Like He Apparently Did to Me The Gateway Pundit

Investigative journalist, Sharyl Attkisson was one of the many people targeted by the Obama administration for surveillance.

Her personal computer and CBS laptop were hacked after she began filing stories about Benghazi that were unflattering to the Obama administrationAttkisson wrote a New York Times bestseller documenting this called Stonewalled.

On Wednesday, Attkisson wrote an Op-Ed for The Hill titled, It looks like Obama did spy on Trump, just as he apparently did to me in response to the CNN report that Obamas FBI indeed wiretapped Trumps former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

Attkisson said in her op-ed that many in the media are missing the bigger story with the wiretapping reports. The Obama administration spied on political opponents, journalists and members of Congress and asks if the intel agencies are indeed weaponized.

She also points out a pattern that every time CIA Director John Brennan or DNI head James Clapper were caught spying, they would falsely deny such accusations.

Attkisson points out that the media is happy to push propaganda for the government rather than report the truth:

Then, as now, instead of getting the bigger story, some in the news media and quasi-news media published false and misleading narratives pushed by government interests. They implied the computer intrusions were the stuff of vivid imagination, conveniently dismissed forensic evidence from three independent examinations that they didnt review.

Attkisson concludes:

Officials involved in the surveillance and unmasking of U.S. citizens have said their actions were legal and not politically motivated. And there are certainly legitimate areas of inquiry to be made by law enforcement and intelligence agencies. But look at the patterns. It seems that government monitoring of journalists, members of Congress and political enemies under multiple administrations has become more common than anyone would have imagined two decades ago. So has...

11:03

Whistleblower Michael F. McMahon Calls Out FBI For Improper Vetting Disobedient Media

Disobedient Media recently spoke with Michael F. McMahon about what they called widespread, long term, systemic corruption in the FBI's vetting process. He had a top secret clearance during the course of his service, but eventually resigned from the FBI due to dangerous vetting procedures putting the country at risk.

10:55

10:36

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Press Conference 8:00pm Livestream The Last Refuge

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson holds a press conference to debrief the media on the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York and ongoing U.S. diplomatic efforts in a variety of regions.  Anticipated Start Time 8:10pm: UPDATE: Video Added Continue reading

10:28

Top GOP Official: Trumps White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Voted for Hillary Clinton (Video) The Gateway Pundit

Republican campaign consultant and Trump supporter Ed Rollins told Lou Dobbs that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly did not even vote for Trump. General John Kelly voted for Hillary Clinton.

John Kelly was appointed to replace White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in July. Kelly reportedly filters the presidents news sources and controls the presidents schedule.


John Kelly made headlines on Tuesday when he was spotted covering his face during President Trumps speech.

Ed Rollins: At least what Ive heard from sources inside who know Kelly, he is an honorable man and a good general. He didnt vote for him. He voted for Hillary. So I dont think basically he is a Trump supporter or ideologically a Trump supporter.

Via Lou Dobbs Tonight:

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10:24

Schools Are Banning Best Friends To Protect Students Feelings Weasel Zippers

Life isnt fair. If you try to adjust everything for a child so they wouldnt feel any pain, you completely incapacitate them from being able to deal with life. Via Business Insider: Members of the royal family arent often told what they can and cant do. But just a few days into his first year []

10:04

Sunday Mirror: 2001 Space Odyssey science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke was a pedophile Fellowship of the Minds

Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) was a celebrated British science fiction writer who became very famous when one of his books was made into the 1968 movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick. Clarke was one of the Big Continue reading

09:59

FBI And DOJ Still Refusing To Comply With House Subpoena Over Trump Dossier Weasel Zippers

Come on, where the heck is Jeff Sessions? This is an internal stall tactic from holdovers. Get them into line! Via Washington Examiner: After two previous deadlines came and went, House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes has set a new date for the FBI and Justice Department to turn over documents relating to the Trump []

09:37

EXPOSED: Swamp Creature Santorum Stands to Make MASSIVE PROFITS From Health Care Ring By Leading FAKE REPEAL The Gateway Pundit

Though he is no longer working in the Senate, nor a registered lobbyist, the Graham-Cassidy bill was crafted, at least in part, by Rick Santorum who records show has a close financial relationship with the healthcare industry.

Prior to his presidential bid, Santorum served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991 to 1995, and in the U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2007. He is currently a contributor at CNN and a board member at Pathway Healthcare. He also appears to be a board member of Universal Health Group, where he made $395,000 prior to 2012 in directors fees and stock options. The company provided major political support for Santorum, with company CEO Alan B. Miller being one of his largest contributors during his time in Senate and as a presidential candidate.

Though he is no longer a senator, Santorum has been hanging around the Capitol in meetings and on the floor with current members, acting in what Senate sources have described as an informal lobbying position for the Graham-Cassidy bill. According to the former senator, he was on the hill having his hair cut in the Capitol barbershop when he ran into Graham and offered his ideas for a new healthcare bill. This eventually lead to the duo working together on the proposal.

Asked by Politico reporter Burgess Everett if he is now a 53rd Republican senator, Santorum responded saying, I wish we wouldnt have to be scrambling for votes right now. Im a glorified staffer.

In response, Doug Stafford, Rand Pauls chief strategist tweeted, Youre not a glorified anything. Not a staffer youre a guy who lost by 20 points hanging around like its your old high school.

In 2012, records show that the healthcare industry was heavily funding Santorums president...

09:28

California Sues President Trump Over Border Wall Due to Environmental Concerns(?) The Gateway Pundit

Democrats want Trump to follow the law.
But not illegal aliens.

California Democrats sued President Trump today over the proposed border wall with Mexico.
Democrats say it hurts the environment.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the lawsuit on Wednesday.
This is all they got.

Think Progress reported:

On Wednesday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that the state had filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its plans to construct a border wall in San Diego and Imperial County. Citing the administrations decision to expedite waiving more than three dozen environmental laws to construct the wall, Becerra said that the lawsuit would force the Trump administration to follow the law instead of relying on outdated federal statues.

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09:26

Chicagos Green Zone: Community Coalition Opposes City Plans For Massive Police Training Compound Shadowproof

The city of Chicago plans to build a massive multi-million dollar training center for police and firefighters in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. But a coalition of community organizations contend the center will compound President Donald Trumps multi-pronged attack on communities of color and expand the Chicago Police Departments capacity for violence.

Last week, the citys Community Development Commission approved a 30.4-acre land acquisition in a northwest industrial corridor tax-increment-financing (TIF) district in Chicago. A $95 million state-of-the-art compound will be built by 2020 for police, firefighters, and emergency medical services teams to train together.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel hailed the facility as a destination, where out-of-state police agencies can send officers for training. It will spur real economic development with people from the suburbs and down state traveling to the center.

Similarly, Alderman Emma Mitts, whose ward includes West Garfield Park, asserted the community is excited about having a lot more police in the area. She also claimed there will be new economic opportunities.

Ive lived there over 35 years, and its been vacant since Ive been there, Mitts said. The community has been complaining about no retail there. So, I changed the zoning not knowing they were going to put the police and fire academy across the street. Hopefully, we can attract the retail they were talking about like grocery stores. They have to go outside of the neighborhood; nothing in walking distance, where you can get good produce.

However, Page May of Assatas Daughters, who is part of the coalition, contended the compound is an investment in policing. It is an investment in the Chicago Police Department. This is not an investment in the west side of Chicago.

Debbie Southorn, a part of the Peoples Response Team, which is also a part of the coalition against the compound, said it is a little bizarre to believe a police presence will make the area suddenly appealing to retail.

If you actually look at where theyre talking about building this, its in a industrial corridor. Its actually part of a TIF district. Its the northwest industrial corridor so its flanked by a super busy intersection and then a factory and a [Chicago Transit Authority] fleet area, Southorn added. The idea that there is going to be cops walking around crossing north of Chicago into the neighborhood to go shopping is pretty bizarre and doesnt accurately reflect t...

09:20

Street art by Aryz WORDVIRUS

Street art by Aryz in Granollers, Catalunya.


Tagged: graffiti, street art ...

09:10

Politico Calls The Electoral College A National Security Threat Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: The American electoral college system should be abolished because it provides foreign nations with the opportunity to influence the outcomes of U.S. presidential elections, according to Politico. The authors used Alexander Hamiltons Federalist No. 68 to explain the Founding Fathers theory that the U.S. electoral college would protect the nation from the []

09:06

EITHER BREITBART'S JOHN NOLTE IS STUPID OR HE THINKS YOU ARE No More Mister Nice Blog

Breitbart pulished this piece by John Nolte yesterday:



According to the latest census figures, white people make up 61.3 percent of the American population. Rounding out those numbers, Hispanics (17.8 percent), blacks (13.3 percent), and Asians (5.7 percent), fill in most of the rest of our glorious melting pot. And yet...

The oh-so progressive left-wing television industry, the very same television industry that spent almost every minute of Sundays disastrously low-watched Emmy Award Show smugly blasting away at Trump and his supporters as unrepentant racists, looks nothing like America. Not even close.

In fact, the broad coalition of Trumps racist supporters is much more racially diverse than the television industry.
It is? Do tell, John.
According to a just-released study, minority actors make up only 11.4 percent of the lead actors in television roles. Things are not much better for supporting non-white roles, where white actors account for about three-quarters of the scripted roles on cable and broadcast.
Yes, and a lot of non-whites and white liberals have criticized Hollywood for that over the years.

But you were talking about Trump. Tell us about his rainbow coalition of support.
Let us now compare Hollywoods horrible record of racial diversity on television to the racial diversity of those Hollywood relentlessly blasts as racists, meaning: those awful Trump Supporters.

Only 58 percent of Trump supporters are white. Of that remaining non-white 42 percent, eight percent are black, while 29 percent are Hispanic.
John? No. You're absolutely wrong about this.

The statistics you cite (exit polling from the 2016 election) don't say that "58 percent of Trump supporters are white" -- they say that 58 percent of white voters voted for Trump.

Not the sa...

09:06

09:00

Why Lisa Murkowski Is So Unlikely To Flip Her Vote On Repealing Obamacare The Intercept

The last-ditch Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has zeroed in on a single target: Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who cast one of three decisive no votes in July.

Her colleagues Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan Collins of Maine have been written off as no votes by the bills backers. If Murkowski joins them and votes no again, the bill, which cuts federal health care spending and devolves power to the states, falls short of the 50 votes it needs.

Murkowski has given no indication that she has reconsidered her opposition, and on Tuesday, Alaskas governor, Bill Walker, announced he was against the new bill. Later that day, while speaking with reporters, Murkowski quoted Walkers statement, adding that she is not yet announcing her own position.

If all that isnt enough to give an indication of how shell vote this time around, take a look at a conversation she had with a class of high school interns just last month. Murkowski, who tends to hold her cards close to her vest, didnt announce her decision last time before the vote, either. But that doesnt mean she hadnt made up her mind.

In the Q&A with her outgoing interns, she allowed each to ask her a question. The back and forth was recorded and posted to YouTube. As of this writing, it has been viewed 523 times and was referenced in a profile of Murkowski written in August by Jennifer Bendery of HuffPost.

One intern, Kobe Rizk, asked Murkowski to name an issue she had made a visible difference on and how.

Murkowski immediately referred back to her vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act. The nay vote had been cast amid tremendous pressure  which Murkowski described later to CNN as repercussion from party, a tweet from the president, backlash from your leadership and even a threat that Alaska could lose federal funding for energy projects.

For backers of Graham-Cassidy, who still claim to have hope she will come around, Murkowskis answer to the intern could not bode worse for th...

08:54

Maxine Waters Pushes Trump Impeachment DURING EULOGY! Were Gonna Take Back the House Slaves Built (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Every time Maxine Waters opens that big mouth of hers, she calls for Trumps impeachmenteven during a eulogy! 

Classy.

Democrat hack Auntie Maxine is off her meds again.

Maxine Waters (D-CA) went off on President Trump during a eulogy at comedian Dick Gregorys funeral on Saturday.

Im cleaning out the White House! Waters began to loud cheers.

Waters called Trump a dishonorable human being and referred to the President as this person several times to applause.

She also referred to the White House as the house that slaves built and of course brought up the KKK, This dishonorable human being who has the alt-right, and the KKK and everybody else inside his Cabinet!

Maxine Waters also said that her deceased friend would probably say Trump colluded with the Russians. Seriously?

Im gonna say impeach 45 everyday! Impeach 45 everyday! Impeach 45 everyday!

Maxine Waters is a worthless politician who lives in a $4 million house outside of her district after years of accomplishing absolutely NOTHING. An investigation should be launched into her decades of corruption.

Video via The American Mirror:

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08:46

Obama UN Ambassador Samantha Power Sought To Unmask Mind-Blowing Number of Americans During 2016 Election The Gateway Pundit

Former Obama administration officials are the subject of intense scrutiny in relation to Congress investigation into unmasking allegations. The Washington Free Beacons Adam Kredo says Powers unmasking was done on an unprecedented scale. A new report by Fox News states Power sought to unmask Americans nearly every day. 

Fox News reports:

Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was unmasking at such a rapid pace in the final months of the Obama administration that she averaged more than one request for every working day in 2016 and even sought information in the days leading up to President Trumps inauguration, multiple sources close to the matter told Fox News.

Two sources, who were not authorized to speak on the record, said the requests to identify Americans whose names surfaced in foreign intelligence reporting, known as unmasking, exceeded 260 last year. One source indicated this occurred in the final days of the Obama White House.

The details emerged ahead of an expected appearance by Power next month on Capitol Hill. She is one of several Obama administration officials facing congressional scrutiny for their role in seeking the identities of Trump associates in intelligence reports but the interest in her actions is particularly high.

Power isnt the only Obama official to be in hot water over the unmasking scandal. The Gateway Pundit previously reported Susan Rices involvement in the unmasking scandal is raising red flags over what insiders view was an attempt by the Obama administration to undermine President Trump and his team.

A new report out on Susan Rice says the former top Obama administration official revealed to House investigators why she unmasked Trump officials. Rice sought to understand more about a meeting between UAE crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan and senior Trump aides that took place late last year.

CNN claims:

Former national security adviser Susan Rice privately told House investigators that she unmasked the identities of senior Trump officials to understand why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates was in New York late last year, multiple sources told CNN.

The New York meeting prec...

08:37

BREAKING: Leaked Footage Shows Unhinged Lawrence ODonnells Profanity-Laced Outtakes [VIDEO] The Gateway Pundit

Lawrence ODonnell, the far-left MSNBC host with a long-standing hatred of President Trump, was having a particularly bad night on On August 29, 2017.

In footage that was JUST leaked in the past hour, ODonnell can be heard berating fellow MSNBC employees and progressively becomes more and more unhinged in the video clip which lasts a full eight minutes.

Shortly after introducing a clip involving President Donald Trump, ODonnell poses for a moment before losing control.

Whats going on, why am I losing this, why dont I have sound?! Whos asking for a Labor Day rundown in my ear?! Moments later, he is breathily heard saying God dammit, before slamming his fists on his desk and glancing up in a horrific scene reminiscent of the Poltergeist movie.

As the clip goes on, ODonnell grows more and more crazed, jumping from a man possessed to going on a monologue reminiscent of the 1988 classic Scrooged, where Bill Murray plays a selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

STOP THE HAMMERING UP THERE. WHOS GOT A HAMMER? WHERE IS IT? WHERES THE HAMMER? GO UP ON THE OTHER FLOOR. SOMEBODY GO UP THERE AND STOP THE HAMMERING. STOP THE HAMMERING. ILL GO DOWN TO THE GODDAMNED FLOOR MYSELF AND STOP IT, KEEP THE GODDAMNED COMMERCIAL BREAK GOING. CALL FUCKING PHIL GRIFFIN, I DONT CARE WHO THE FUCK YOU HAVE TO CALL. STOP THE HAMMERING. EMPTY OUT THE GODDAMNED CONTROL ROOM AND FIND OUT WHERE THIS IS GOING ON.

 

Since the incident, ODonnell has not at the time of publication commented on the leaked footage.

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08:34

Maxine Waters Pushes Trump Impeachment During Eulogy Weasel Zippers

Propriety? Whats that? Via Daily Caller: Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters has been obsessed with impeaching Donald Trump so much so that her latest call for impeachment was during a eulogy. During comedian Dick Gregorys funeral on Saturday, Waters quickly turned what was supposed to be a memorial of her friend into an anti-Trump political []

08:31

U.S. Political System Requires a Fundamental Transformation WORDVIRUS

SEP 19, 2017
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally of health care advocates, grass-roots activists and others outside the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday. (Andrew Harnik / AP)

Leaders of both major parties are wrong to think of the 2016 election as some kind of fluke. I believe a political realignment is underway, and those who fail to discern its outlines could end up powerless and irrelevant.

With all respect to Hillary Clinton, her newly published memoir, What Happened, doesnt really tell what happened. It is perhaps inevitable that she would focus on the daily twists and turns of the campaign. It is understandable that she would blame James Comey, Vladimir Putin and the media for damaging her prospectsand that she would downplay her own strategic and tactical missteps.

But take a step back and look at the election through a wider lens. Clinton, with all her vast experience and proven ability, was defeated by Donald Trump, a reality television star who had never before run for office, displayed near-total ignorance of the issues, broke every rule of political rhetoric and was caught on videotape bragging of how he sexually assaulted random women by grabbing their crotches.

Thats not just unlikely, its impossible. At least it should have been, according to everything we knewor thought we knewabout politics. Yes, Comeys last-minute revival of Clintons email scandal robbed her of momentum. Yes, her neglect of the Rust Belt was a terrible mistake. Yes, the Russians were working hard to defeat her, with the blessingand at least the attempted collusionof the Trump campaign.

But the election never should have been close enough for relatively minor voting shifts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania to elect the likes of Trump. The election never should have been close enough for Clinton to lose Florida and barely eke out a win in Virginia.

In retrospect, the alarming possibility of an election-night surprise should have been apparent. Trump never should have won the Republican nomination over a field that included so many talented politicians. And Clinton never should have had to work so hard...

08:14

Trumps Mein Kampf tirade at the United Nations WORDVIRUS

20 September 2017

The speech delivered Tuesday by Donald Trump to the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York was without precedent either for the UN or the American presidency.

Speaking before a world body ostensibly created to spare humanity the scourge of war and founded on the principles elaborated at the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders, the American president openly embraced a policy of genocide, declaring that he was ready, willing and able to totally destroy North Korea and its 25 million people.

The fact that nobody in the assembly moved for Trumps arrest as a war criminal, or even told the fascistic bully to sit down and shut up, is a measure of the bankruptcy of the UN itself.

The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea, Trump told the meeting. Rocket Man [Trumps imbecilic nickname for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un] is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United State...

07:45

Sheriff Clarke Unleashes on Liberal Reporter Asking About His Security Detail: F*ck You The Gateway Pundit

Sheriff Clarke is not one to mince words.

Daniel Bice, a liberal reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently asked the former Milwaukee Sheriff about his security detail in an email.

Fran McLaughlin said today that the sheriffs office is ending the round-the-clock security detail at your house. I have a few questions for you, Bice said in an email.

Bice went on to ask if Clarke agrees with this decision and if its a wise use of taxpayer dollars.

Clarkes office responded, F*ck you and the horse you rode in on. Im David Clarke and I approve this message.

Daniel Bice posted the exchange to his Twitter account with a caption, Several of you have asked to see a screenshot of the exchange with s new official email account. Here you go.

This isnt the first time Daniel Bice got blasted by Sheriff Clarkes. Last year they offered to send him a t-shirt of Clarke and guessed he wore a size small. Hah!

Bice tweeted, Best email from and his team since he offered to buy me a Christmas present last year. Read...

07:42

More Holes in Russia-gate Narrative Consortiumnews

Exclusive: New tests support the skepticism of U.S. intelligence veterans that Russia hacked the DNCs computers, pointing instead to a download of emails by an insider, write ex-NSA official William Binney and ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By William Binney and Ray

07:34

Denver VA Filling Only Half Of Its Appointments While Veterans Wait Weeks Weasel Zippers

Single payer health-care is going to be lit. Via Washington Examiner: Internal Department of Veterans Affairs data provided by whistleblowers reveals the agency is only filling about half of its capacity to make medical appointments, even as veterans continue to wait an average of at least 30 days before a medical appointment can be scheduled. []

07:30

Kansas Progressives Have A Real Chance to Win a Swing District-- The Third District DownWithTyranny!




McCain and Romney both won in KS-03, the Kansas congressional district that includes all of the Kansas part of Kansas City, all of suburban Johnson and Wyandotte counties and part of rural Miami County. Last year, though, Trump lost (narrowly), 47.2% to 46.0%. The DCCC ran one of their GOP-lite candidates, Jay Sidie, and he lost in a rout-- 51.3% to 40.6%, underperforming even Hillary. Maybe they could have figured out he was the wrong candidate when they saw how well Bernie did in Kansas against Hillary. Bernie won every district in the state and he won KS-03 62.1% to 37.9%. But the DCCC doesn't pay attention to inconvenient facts like that.

Last year the district's PVI was R+6 but now it's R+4, easily the least red district in the state. Jay Sidie, the guy from last cycle, is running again-- as are at least 4 other candidates. One is the kind of forthright progressive that Kansas voters seem interested in as an antidote to the status quo. We asked him to introduce himself.

Who I am and our campaign
-by Brent Welder


Pouring concrete in scorching summer heat and waiting tables on nights and weekends, I worked my way through college. I never had a rich dad that could loan me a million dollars. But I did have a mom and dad who made sure I had solid Midwest values and a strong work ethic.

From an early age, I learned the importance of standing up for what I thought was right. Thats why I have fought my whole life for workers rights through working for labor unions and progressive candidates, like Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders inspired me. From the first time I heard him speak, I knew I had found someone who finally said everything I knew what was rightfrom a $15 per hour minimum wage to single payer heath care system to creating a government that works for us, not the wealthy 1%.

So I got involved. I started organizing locally, then got elected as a delegate to the Democrati...

07:28

President Trump: I Thought When I Won I Would Sit Down at My Desk and Sign Obamacare Repeal It Hasnt Happened (Video) The Gateway Pundit

President Trump discussed the Obamacare debacle today during a meeting with the Egyptian president outside the United Nations.

Trump was asked about the Obamacare disaster. The president told reporters there is a very good chance this latest attempt to fix Obamacare will pass.
Republicans need 50 votes to pass the bill.

President Trump also said he thought he would sign an Obamacare repeal on day one of his presidency.

President Trump: Again, weve been hearing about repeal and replace for seven years. I thought that when I won I would go to the Oval Office and sit down at my desk and there would be a healthcare bill on my desk, to be honest. And it hasnt worked out that way.

That didnt happen.

Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have offered the president NOTHING to help the American people.

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07:24

Six U.S. Agencies Conspired to Illegally Wiretap Trump; British Intel Used as Front to Spy on Campaign for NSA Inflection Point

Inflection Point Scum Bag Alert: "Mr. Bharara, @PreetBharara Why did you sign off a rare visa allowing Ms. Veselnitskaya into the United States? She was banned by @StateDept"  Thomas Paine (@Thomas1774Paine)
Evidence provided here as many as 9 months ago is now being admitted to.  Also see: "Former CIA Officer: Trump Was Right All Along About Wiretappin" and related links and videos below.

From the beginning it was a set up to find dirt on Trump campaign insiders and if possible to topple Donald Trumps presidential aspirations.

Before and after the 2016 election. And while this operation had many moving parts and alternating players, the mission to unseat Trump never changed. And it remains ongoing.

Paul Manafort was wiretapped. Cater Page was wiretapped. Donald Trump Jr. was wiretapped. Jared Kushner was wiretapped. Gen. Michael Flynn was wiretapped. And likely there were others.

And none of it was very legal.

In fact, most of it was very illegal, according to federal law enforcement sources who are blowing the whistle on a sweeping scheme to undermine the Executive branch and the electorates choice for president of the United States.

And according to high ranking FBI sources, the Bureau played a definitive role in plotting this sweeping privacy breach. But the FBI had much help from the NSA, CIA, the Office of of the Director of National Intelligence, Treasury financial crimes division under DHS, and the Justice Department, federal law enforcement sources confirmed.

(The Traitorous Scum -IP) The Deep State caretakers involved are familiar names: James Comey (FBI), John Brennan (CIA), James Clapper (ODNI), Loretta Lynch (DOJ), Jeh Johnson (DHS), Admiral Michael Rogers (NSA). And then-director of GCHQ Robert Hannigan who has since resigned from the esteemed British spy agency.

P...

07:13

Virginia Gov Announces Expansion Of School Meal Program Weasel Zippers

Or Virginians could learn to feed their own kids? I mean, what a concept right?

06:59

The Censorious Vortex of the Flash News Barons by Ralph Nader Dandelion Salad

Dandelion Salad by Ralph Nader The Nader Page September 20, 2017 For decades, the factors that decided what noteworthy stories would not find their way into print or on the air came down to the medias ignorance, laziness or from advertising restraints. How else can one explain the many years that passed before the tobacco, []

06:53

20 Percent of College Students Believe Beating Heads of Political Opponents is Acceptable The Gateway Pundit

Antifa Nation

Twenty percent of college students believe physical violence is acceptable when you disagree with someone on politics.

And 44% believe hate speech is not protected by the US Constitution.

Of course, liberals define hate speech as any right of center speech they disagree with.

The Washington Times reported:

The Brookings Institute conducted a survey of 1,500 college students around the nation, and found fully 44 percent think hate speech whatever that is isnt a First Amendment right. About half that think violence is an OK form of protest.

The indoctrination of the next generation is nearly complete.

The lefts years and years of hard work at shutting down dissenting political views is paying off big time.

What is hate speech, anyway?

Thats not an American notion. Founding Fathers, after all, incorporated the First Amendment for the very reason of protecting political speech, words that irked, rhetoric that seemed more rabble-rousing than diplomatic and nice.

But a slow creep from the left to label talk from the right talk from the right that was specifically bold and blunt in its counter to progressive-slash-socialist viewpoints has resulted in a widespread acceptance of the phrase hate speech. As if it means something in America.

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06:52

Barbara Streisand Would Only Be Photographed From Her Good Side At Hurricane Telethon Weasel Zippers

What good side? Via Page Six: Barbra Streisand only wants to be shot from her good side even when it comes to charity. The singing diva joined other A-list celebrities such as Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Kerry Washington and Diddy at the Hand in Hand relief benefit in LA last week, but []

06:48

SWAMP: Mueller Now Investigating Trumps Firing of James Comey The Gateway Pundit

Shut it down.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating Trumps firing of former FBI Director James Comey and other actions he has taken as President because, Russia.

Mueller asked the White House for documents relating to the firing of former FBI Director James Comey as well as the firing of former NatSec Advisor General Flynn, reported the New York Times.

Mueller is also seeking records on a May meeting President Trump had in the Oval Office with Russian government officials where Trump reportedly called Comey a nutjob and said firing the FBI Director relieved great pressure on him.

WHO CARES.

In the last few weeks, Mueller sent the White House a document detailing THIRTEEN different areas that his team of 17 liberal hack lawyers want more information on. Per the New York Times:

In recent weeks, Mr. Muellers office sent a document to the White House that detailed 13 different areas that investigators want more information about. Since then, administration lawyers have been scouring White House emails and asking officials whether they have other documents or notes that may pertain to Mr. Muellers requests.

Mueller also requested documents on Donald Trump Jr.s meeting with Russian lawyer Veselnitskaya.

So Hillary Clinton can meet with Ukrainian government officials to gather dirt on Trumps camp, mishandle classified information and use her position as Secretary of State to peddle influence and power through the Clinton Foundation and there is no Special Counsel investigating her. Amazing.

Ty Cobb, an attorney for Trump told the New York Times, We cant comment on any specific requests being made or our conversations with the special counsel.

FOX News analyst Gregg Jarrett previously stated: Mueller is Hopelessly Conflicted in Violating the Law, President Should DEMAND He Resign.

If true, this development makes the argument even more compelling that Mueller cannot serve as special counsel. He has an egregious conflict of interest.

The special counsel statute specifically prohibits Mueller from serving if he has a personal relationship with any person substantially involved in the investigation or prosecution. The language is mandatory. He shall disqualify himself. Comey is substantially involved in the case. Indeed, he is the central witness.

The two men and former colleagues have long been friends, allies and partners. Agents have quipped that they were joined at the hip while at the Department of...

06:33

Rob Reiner Forms Committee To Investigate Russian Interference In Election Weasel Zippers

Meathead. Via Truth Revolt: s the left struggles to digest a presidential election loss that shattered their insulated worldview, foul play becomes their only explanation for the rise of Donald J. Trump. Thus, film director and former All in the Family star Rob Reiner, renowned as much for his left-wing politics as his Hollywood pedigree, []

05:56

Mohammed Top Baby Name In UK For Fifth Straight Year. Weasel Zippers

Celebrate diversity! Via Breitbart: Muhammad is the top name for baby boys in the English regions of London and the West Midlands in 2016, and was the top scoring across the whole of England and Wales in the year when slight variations in spelling are taken into account. The annual release of the most popular []

05:54

St. Louis Pi Pizza Owner Trashes Police as Dimwits who are Terrorizing Our Town after Violent Protests The Gateway Pundit

Local St. Louis pizzeria owner Chris Sommers of Pi Pizza is taking heat after trashing St. Louis Police Officers during the latest race riots in St. Louis last weekend.

Sommers called police dimwits who are out terrorizing the town.

Sommers said the protests were very peaceful until the riot gear police showed up.
Wow!

The St. Louis community did not appreciate these comments by Chris Sommers.
Several people have called for a boycott of Pi Pizza.

St. Louis radio and TV host Jamie Allman chimed in.

Eleven police officers were injured last weekend in the first night of rioting including a female police officer who suffered a broken jaw.

Blue Lives Matter reported:

Chris Sommers, the co-founder of St. Louis Pi Pizzaria and ZZA restaurants, has taken to social media to bash the police, criticizing their response to rioting in St. Louis.

In one tweet sent to us by a Blue Lives Matter follower, Sommers responded to a report that officers were chanting Whose s...

05:48

PBS Vietnam War Tells Some Truths Consortiumnews

Exclusive: The PBS 10-part Vietnam War series offers valuable insights into the horrific conflict but still treads lightly on U.S. leaders guilt as they lied and connived to start and extend the slaughter, as war correspondent Don North describes. By

05:41

First Lady Melania Trump Delivers Remarks To U.N. Luncheon The Last Refuge

First lady Melania Trump delivers remarks during a luncheon at the United Nations, emphasizing the future of every nation rests with our children and what we teach them today. [Note: unfortunately CNN video feed had best audio] . Our choices Continue reading

05:36

05:29

Bolivian President Evo Morales Speech at the United Nations: We Must Fight Capitalism, Colonialism and Imperialism Dandelion Salad

Dandelion Salad teleSUR English on Sep 20, 2017 Speech in the 72nd General Assembly in New York, Sept. 19, 2017. See also: United Nations Sept. 19, 2017 EVO MORALES AYMA, President of Bolivia, expressing solidarity with the people of Mexico following that days earthquake, said that much of the promise of the United Nations had []

05:21

The Paris Agreement Dispute Is a Distraction. The Real Battle Is Playing Out in the EPA. The Intercept

President Donald Trump arrives to speak about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord, June 1, 2017, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.

05:15

Finlands Massive Welfare State Has A Baby Problem Weasel Zippers

Free stuff is only great till theres no one old enough/rich enough to fund that free stuff. Via Bloomberg: You know youve got a problem when even the best dont have the solution. Finland, a first-rate place in which to be a mother, has registered the lowest number of newborns in nearly 150 years. The []

05:13

Donald Trump Used the United Nations to Threaten a Massive Violation of International Law The Intercept

The United States has never cared much about international law. But most U.S. presidents had at least made an effort to pretend that they did. Based on President Donald Trumps speech Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly, this is yet another American tradition that hes discarding.

Trumps overturning of this American norm came during his blusterous threats against North Korea:

The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. Thats what the United Nations is all about; thats what the United Nations is for. Lets see how they do.

To clarify the legal significance of Trumps words, heres a quick explanation of the rules that purportedly govern the U.S.s use of force.

The U.S. was one of the original 26 signatories to the U.N. Charter in June 1945. The U.S. Constitution states that all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land. The U.N. Charter is a treaty, so it therefore is the supreme law of the U.S.

Chapter I, Article 2 of the charter states, All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.

However, Chapter VII, Article 51 says, Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security.

Moreover, prior to the establishment of the U.N., it was customary international law that nations had the right to attack others first in preemptive self-defense under narrow conditions. Those conditions were based on a formulation in an 1841 letter by then-U.S. Secretary of State Daniel Webster. According to Webster, an attack was only legitimate preemption if the need for it was instant, overwhelming, leaving no choice of means, and no moment for deliberation, and the attack itself was limited by that necessity, and kept clearly within it. This has generally been boiled down to two re...

05:04

President Duterte Says He Will Kill His Own Son If He is Involved in Drug Trade The Gateway Pundit

Say no to drugs.

President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he would have police kill his own son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, if Paulo is caught in the drug trade.

This came after rumors that his son was involved in the Chinese drug trade.
ABS-CBN reported:

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he has ordered police to kill his own son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, if the latter is caught involved in the drug trade.

Duterte reiterated this vow amid Sen. Antonio Trillanes IVs allegations that the Presidents eldest son was part of a Chinese drug triad.

Duterte added that he will protect the police officers if they killed his son for drug trafficking.

Rappler reported:

The President claimed on Wednesday, September 20, that he would order Paolos death if the smuggling or drug trafficking allegations against his son are true.

I told Pulong, My order is to kill you if you are caught And I will protect the police who will kill you,' he said, using Paolos nickname.

Duterte was speaking at the awarding of outstanding government workers in Malacaang.

He recalled his previous warnings when he was still Davao City mayor. Paolos supposed illegal activities had already been making headlines then.

I said before, if I have a child into drugs, you just kill them so no one can say anything, he said.

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04:55

Professor Accused Of Racism For Opposing Excessive Immigration Weasel Zippers

Naturally. Via Campus Reform: A University of California, Los Angeles research professor recently slammed the impact of excessive immigration on the labor market in a message to the campus community. Benjamin Zuckerman, professor of Astronomy and president of Californians for Population Stabilization, argued in an essay for The Daily Bruin that immigration, both legal and illegal, has a negative []

04:48

Fake News Factories The Indypendent

Though conservative media has existed for decades, the presidency of Donald Trump has allowed for the proliferation of the right-wing media into the mainstream. That Trump considers any news that doesnt suit his needs to be fake has helped right-wing media, typically cast to the edges of the political periphery, thrive in the current climate.

There are three notable ways in which the media landscape has morphed since Trump first announced his campaign, according to Angelo Carusone, the president of the watchdog group Media Matters.

First, what Carusone calls the leapfrog phenomenon: Trumps ability to amplify fringe voices and inject misinformation into the public discourse simply by retweeting something or making offhand comments, thus leaping over the traditional channels through which conspiracy theories typically spread.

Second, fragmentation: During the presidential campaign, hardcore conservative websites suddenly found themselves vying for Trumps attention and arguing among themselves. That led to them splintering off from one another, demonstrating tribal behavior. Fragmentation inevitably leads to extremism, because websites can only keep their smaller audiences engaged by becoming more extreme, Carusone said.

Sinclair Broadcasting is attempting to buy the Tribune Company for $3.9 billion, which would give Sinclair control of local television stations in markets that reach 72 percent of U.S. television viewers.

And finally, theres fake news. Right-wing message boards serve as factories for conspiracy theories, which are then written up as news by fake news websites that are typically only after clicks and are designed to mislead readers into thinking they are real. Those stories are then posted to Facebook amd other social media platforms where they saturate the internet with lies.

Its not that the media itself changed, but their relationship to misinformation has changed, Carusone said. There are a lot of lies injected into the daily news cycle.

Its clear that Trump favors Fox News as his source for information, often tweeting about the networks ratings and encouraging his followers to watch segments from the networks morning show Fox and Friends. There is evidence that the show influences his agenda: In July Fox and Friends incorrectly reported that James Comey had leaked information about meeting with Trump, a claim which Trump repeated on Twitter. Though the shows hosts issued a correction the following day, the president did not. Prior to his campaign, Trump was a frequent guest on the network, and now that he is president he has used Fox as a talent pipeline to fill roles in his administration ...

04:43

Prosecutors Seeking 2 Years Prison for Anthony Weiner in Underage Sexting Scandal The Gateway Pundit

Anthony Weiner, a once rising Democrat political star, will be receiving a sentence on Monday after getting caught exchanging lewd messages and pictures with a minor.

The AP reported that federal prosecutors are looking get Weiner locked up for two years in prison for the act of sexting with a 15-year-old girl. The prosecutors noted that this was not merely a sexting case . . . the defendant did far more than exchange typed words on a lifeless cellphone screen with a faceless stranger . . . transmitting obscenity to a minor to induce her to engage in sexually explicit conduct by video chat and photo is far from mere sexting. Weiners criminal conduct was very serious, and the sentence imposed should reflect that seriousness.

Weiner, in a submission from last week, claims he is profoundly sorry for making a North Carolina high school student deal with his, as his lawyers call it, deep sickness.

AP reports:

Prosecutors attacked some of Weiners arguments for seeking leniency and noted his full awareness that what he was doing was a crime, citing his co-sponsorship in January 2007 of a bill to require sex offenders to register their email and instant message addresses with the National Sex Offender Registry.

While the government does not contend that Weiner engaged in inappropriate sexual exchanges with other minors or that he is a pedophile, his professed ambivalence toward the minor victims age is belied by the defendants own statements to the court-appointed evaluator during his...

04:33

Thousands Of Haitians Find Mexican Dream Near U.S. Border Weasel Zippers

Let Mexico deal with the dreamers. TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the U.S. to pay up to $950 to have their prized possessions steamed and scrubbed for hours. Theyre never late, always hustle and []

04:28

BUT IS IT REALLY A FALSEHOOD IF IT'S A NOBLE LIE? No More Mister Nice Blog

Last night, Jimmy Kimmel said that Senator Bill Cassidy lied to him:

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel ripped into Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), one of the coauthors of the GOPs latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, on his show Tuesday night. This guy, Bill Cassidy, lied right to my face, Kimmel said, encouraging his viewers to call members of Congress.

During the earlier health care debate, Cassidy received a fair bit of attention for coining what he called the Jimmy Kimmel Test, urging fellow lawmakers to protect people with preexisting conditions. Kimmel had called on Congress to do this after his son was born with congenital heart disease.

Since the summer, though, Cassidy has completely changed his mind, and is now sponsoring the GOPs last effort to repeal Obamacare before a September 30 deadline. The bill Cassidy introduced earlier this month clearly fails his own test. It cuts billions in federal health spending and allows states to wipe out the vast majority of Obamacares rules protecting people with preexisting conditions....
Today Cassidy revised and extended his fact-challenged remarks:
Hours after a brutal takedown at the hands of late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) went on television Wednesday to respond.

But with literally his first sentence, Cassidy did the very thing that had drawn Kimmels ire: The senator made wildly misleading claims....

There will be more people covered under the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson amendment than are under status quo and we protect those with pre-existing conditions, Cassidy said during an appearance on MSNBCs Morning Joe.

That statement, similar to one Cassidy also made on CNN, is virtually impossible to defend.
Cassidy made a lot of statements today that can't be defended:

04:20

Hurricane Maria Slams Puerto Rico The Last Refuge

Prayers for Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria slams into the island.  Maria made landfall in the area around Yabucoa with 155 MPH winds.  Maris is the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico since 1928, when the San Felipe Segundo hurricane Continue reading

04:18

Melania Gives Speech at UN About Protecting Children Liberals Trash 11-Year-Old Barron The Gateway Pundit

Nothing is too low for liberals.

First Lady Melania gave a beautiful speech at the UN on Wednesday calling for world leaders to protect children.

No child should ever feel hungry, stalked, frightened, terrorized, bullied, isolated or afraid, with nowhere to turn.  We need to step up, come together, and ensure that our childrens future is bright, Melania said at a luncheon in New York.

Liberals immediately attacked her for President Trumps bullying, mainly referring to internet memes he posts.

The left only has a sense of humor or an art eye if its Kathy Griffin holding up Donald Trumps bloody severed head. Its only bullying if Trump does it.

Video of Melanias speech:

 

Naturally, liberals trashed 11-year-old Barron Trump because they hate children and everything innocent and wholesome.

04:11

Corpos decapitados, racha entre faces e polcias s cegas: um fim de semana no Rio de Janeiro The Intercept

Rastro de destruio deixado pela disputa entre os grupos de Nem e Rogrio 157 pelo controle do trfico de drogas na Rocinha

04:00

Rocklin charter school wont allow parents to opt out of transgender teachings Fellowship of the Minds

Solution: Disenroll and/or homeschool. I told you about this school in August when a kindergarten teacher led a transgender discussion in class, to introduce a child who was transitioning, without notifying parents of the discussion. Many parents were outraged. Looks Continue reading

03:50

Lipscomb President To Meet With Black Students In Wake Of Cotton Stalk Controversy Weasel Zippers

He had better not wear cotton to the meeting. Update to this story. Via The Tennessean: Lipscomb University President Randy Lowry said he would meet with black students this week in the wake of a controversy over the decor and food at a dinner in his home. Lowry said he would make special efforts to []

03:47

President Trump U.N. Sideline Meeting With President Mahmoud Abbas The Last Refuge

President Donald Trump meets with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority and highlights the message that the ongoing goal of Israeli-Palestinian peace remains vital to regional stability. . CTH readers are entirely clear-eyed as to the scope of the Continue reading

03:30

Trump Says Hes Reached A Decision On Iran Deal Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Mail: President Donald Trump said Wednesday he has reached a decision on the fate of the Iran nuclear deal negotiated under President Barack Obama but not what it is. A day after he called that deal, reached along with Iran and five other countries an embarrassment, Trump faced questions about his intentions []

03:30

Nevada's U.S. Senate Race Looks Wide Open-- Party Establishment Picks May Fail To Make The Final Ballot DownWithTyranny!




The ad above by Save My Care started running yesterday in Nevada, where panic-stricken serial flip flopper Dean Heller is widely seen as the most vulnerable Senate incumbent up for reelection in 2018. After vowing to Nevadans to not help GOP extremists repeal Obamacare he was threatened by Trump and immediately buckled and voted against Nevadans. And now he's back with another bill he helped write that will rip healthcare away from even more Americans than the last one! Below is the ad a Trump SuperPAC, with money raised by Mike Pence, used as an effective cudgel to beat up Heller and force him to switch his postion from the pro-healthcare position that the popular Republican governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, embraces to flat-out a flat-out anti-healthcare stand that Nevadans hate:



Last year Clinton beat Trump in Nevada, 539,260 (47.92%) to 512,058 (45.50%). She won big in Clark County (Vegas)-- 52.43% to 41.72%-- and narrowly in Washow County (Reno)-- 46.39% to 45.14%-- enough to take the state's 6 electoral votes. On the same day Catherine Cortez Masto beat Republican Joe Heck for the U.S. Senate seat, also narrowly-- 521,994 (47.1%) to 495,079 (44.7%). Nevada is a swing state trending blue.




Schumer and Harry Reid have selected the worst possible candidate to run against Heller, conservative and utterly undistinguished and un...

03:29

Head of Health Insurance Giant Aetna Slams Bernie Sanderss Single-Payer Plan As Lousy The Intercept

The head of Aetna, the health insurance giant, not only slammed the gains being made in the push for universal Medicare, but also mocked its proponents as misguided. But in the process, Mark Bertolini got basic facts wrong about single-payer health care.

Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna, the third-largest health insurance company in the U.S., rejected the Medicare for All proposal released last week by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and a group of 16 Senate Democrats. He at times used disparaging comments and outright falsehoods about neighboring countries national health systems to criticize the plan.

Bertolini, speaking at the Strategic Investor Initiative conference in New York on Tuesday in response to a question from The Intercept, said that the Sanders single-payer bill does nothing to fix the underlying cost structure of the health care system. So if we refinance a lousy product, what do we get? A lousy result, Bertolini said.

The Aetna CEO also ridiculed proponents of single payer, suggesting that they are confused. Some supporters, Bertolini warned, are in fact talking about socializing all the hospitals and doctors everybodys going to work for the government. He asked the room of investors and analysts to name a country that has single payer.

When several participants named Canada, Bertolini disputed the answer and claimed that Canada has a government-run health care system. Theyre not single payer, theyre single everything.

The suggestion, however, that Canada has a completely government-run health care system under which all medical professionals work for the government is false. In Canada, medical claims for virtually all non-dental health care are paid by the government, but doctors and hospitals work in the private sector.

Doctors in Canada are not employed by the government. They are self-employed, they are independent business people, said Karen Palmer, an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University. The system is publicly funded but privately delivered.

Bertolini appeared to be confusing single payer with a single-provider system, such as the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, under which doctors and providers work directly for a government entity.

Thats not what Sanders is proposing. Under Sanderss bill, all Americans are incrementally enrolled into Medicare, and patients would be free to choose their private-sector health care providers. The legislation also provides a range of cost-cutting measures, including provisions to lower drug prices.

During his response to our question about the Sanders p...

03:18

President Trump Press Remarks With Jordans King Abdullah II During U.N. Sideline Meeting The Last Refuge

King Abdullah II of Jordan meets with U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.   King Abdullah is a strategic and ideological ally in the ongoing mid-east campaign against extremism, and a central figure in Trumps Continue reading

03:16

News That Matters=> Outraged CNN Publishes Three Stories on Trumps Golf Swing Gif The Gateway Pundit

What would CNN do without President Trump?
The Clinton News Network attacked President Trump for retweeting a viral gif on his golf swing and Hillary Clinton.

This was hilarious!

The fact that CNN hated it made it even more appealing.

CNN published three articles on the Trump retweet.

Its a good thing CNN hasnt seen this gif of Trump tossing a football.

As the Pravda CNN hyperventilates over the Trump retweet, theres a New York Antifa professor who wants cops dead.

For some reason this didnt get any airtime from CNN.

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03:10

Chicago Hits 500 Murders For 2017 With 11 More Killed Over Weekend Weasel Zippers

Via Chicago Tribune: More than 30 people were wounded by gunfire in Chicago over the weekend, and another 11 people were fatally shot as the city marked 500 homicides for 2017, according to police and data kept by the Tribune. Authorities provided information on 31 shootings in neighborhoods across the city, from Wicker Park, East []

02:45

Gun-Wielding FBI Agents Busted into Manaforts Home While His Family Slept The Gateway Pundit

Armed FBI agenst with guns drawn busted into Paul Manaforts home as Manafort and his wife lay in bed.

The FBI agents insisted on searching Kathleen Manafort for weapons after they barged into her home.

This is Attorney General Jeff Sessions FBI.
Sessions needs to go now.

The New York Post reported:

Gun-wielding FBI agents busted into Paul Manaforts home as he was asleep in bed and even searched his wife for weapons, it was revealed Tuesday.

Agents took an unusually tough approach in executing a search warrant, dealing with potential financial crimes by President Trumps former campaign chief, sources familiar with the July 25 raid, told CNN.

The pre-dawn, guns-blazing tactics and weapons search of Kathleen Manafort left the Alexandria, Va. couple shaken, according to CNNs report.

Manafort is in the crosshairs of special counsel Robert Mueller, as he probes Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election.

This violates due process.

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02:40

Federal Court Ruling Guts Police Ability To Use Guns Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: A federal appeals court in Seattle ruled Tuesday that police can only use force proportional to the threat they face, seriously damaging the Seattle Police Departments ability to use firearms. The ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the use of force reforms put in place by federal mandates earlier []

01:55

At Harvard, Chelsea Manning Lost Her Fellowship. At Fordham, a Former CIA Torture Proponent Kept His. The Intercept

It took less than 48 hours for Harvard Universitys Kennedy School of Government to revoke its fellowship invitation to whistleblower Chelsea Manning. The announcement that Manning would be a visiting fellow at the schools Institute of Politics had been met with resistance from current and former denizens of the national security state a former CIA director resigned his position as a fellow, and President Donald Trumps CIA Director Mike Pompeo withdrew from a planned speech at the school.

About 200 miles south of Cambridge, Massachusetts, an inverse but much quieter debate unfolded after a top CIA veteran was named to an elite university fellowship. This much, however, resembled the row at Harvard: The security state is poised to win out in this showdown, too.

On September 4, former CIA Director John Brennan began a two-year stint as a distinguished fellow for global security at Fordham Universitys Center on National Security at Fordham Law, in New York. Brennan, a 1977 Fordham graduate, will participate in discussions at the school, make himself available to students during office hours, and sit in on classes in advance of teaching his own in the future.

Some in the Fordham community including faculty and alumni who were involved in activism against awarding Brennan a 2012 honorary doctorate of humane letters from the school believe naming the former top spy to a fellowship sends the wrong message, especially given Brennans record of support for controversial policies.

By making him a fellow, Fordham is clearly endorsing the human rights violations committed under Brennan by the CIA through illegal torture and missile strikes, said Sapphira Lurie, who graduated from Fordham this year. Brennans status as a public figure is a result of severe violations of human rights. Lurie noted that the administration has, in the past, distanced itself from Brennans actions at the CIA, but questioned whether his record outside of the CIA merited accolades from the university: Why else would they be giving him an honorary degree and a position as a fellow?

Brenn...

01:40

Spoken Like a True Leftist: Singer Pharrell Williams Says Real Enemy Is On This Side of the Wall (Video) The Gateway Pundit

Far left singer Pharrell Williams took time to trash America during his speech at the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors on Tuesday.

Williams told the mostly black audience the real enemy of America was on this side of the wall.
These America-hating liberals are so predictable.

Hmm.
Or maybe the real enemies are ignorant indoctrinated America-hating leftists?

Vibe reported:

I know it sounds like hijacking the moment on my Jon Snow s**t, Williams said, referring to the pro-revolutionary character from HBOs Game of Thrones. They keep talking about a wall. But the enemy is this divisive mentality. Its on this side of the wall The white nationalists are walking towards your future. What you gonna do?

The post Spoken Like a True Leftist: Singer Pharrell Williams Says Real Enemy Is On This Side of the Wall (Video) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

01:21

US Opens First Permanent Military Base in Israel The Gateway Pundit

In a historic first, the United States established a permanent military base in Israel this week at the Mashabim Air Base.

This is the first time the US has set up a permanent base in Israel.
Estimates are that several dozen US airmen and soldiers will remain at the base.

The Times of Israel reported:

For the first time in history, the United States on Monday established an official, permanent military base in Israel: an air defense base in the heart of the Negev desert.

Dozens of US Air Force soldiers will call home the new base, located inside the Israeli Air Forces Mashabim Air Base, west of the towns of Dimona and Yerucham.

Its nothing short of historic, he said. It demonstrates the years-old alliance between the United States and the State of Israel.

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01:00

Perpetually offended: Hobby Lobby cotton dcor deemed racist Fellowship of the Minds

You do know that the fall season is approaching and people like to decorate with homey dcor. Apparently anything related to the material cotton in its raw form is now raaaaaaaaacist and offensive. Some people need to get a new Continue reading

00:58

Former Agent: Secret Service Lowered Standards In Pursuit Of Diversity Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: As the U.S. Secret Service sought greater diversity in its ranks, the agency lowered its standards, former agent Dan Bongino says in a new book on the inner workings of the government agency assigned to protect the President of the United States. This accusation has led to a war of words between []

00:50

MIKE BLOOMBERG WOULD PROBABLY BE THE "LIBERAL" MEDIA'S PREFERRED 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE No More Mister Nice Blog

BuzzFeed's Ben Smith is feeling a thrill up his leg:

Tomorrow, Bill Clinton will hand what used to be [Clinton Global Initiative]'s main event off to Mike Bloomberg. And Bloomberg is reviving part of the events original role as a kind of US government in exile....

Bloombergs move to take over the conference (renamed the Bloomberg Global Business Forum) hasnt drawn much attention, but its worth seeing in that context: The former New York mayor is inheriting not a conference, but a platform for an alternative American diplomacy....


Bloomberg's new stage is a sign that on the issues on which he's already begun to dog Trump climate change, in particular the former mayor is likely just getting started.
Last night's CBS Evening News devoted a full segment to Bloomberg.



Anchor Anthony Mason asked Bloomberg about subjects ranging from North Korea to immigration, ending with this:
MASON: Have you had any regrets at all that you chose not to run for president?

BLOOMBERG: Well, no. I think it would have been a great job. I would have loved the challenge. I don't think there's any question about that. But we did a lot of work and we in the end decided an independent can't win.

MASON: Does that mean you're never going to run again?

BLOOMBERG: Well, you know, I've joked that I'm gonna run for the president of my block association.
As 2020 approaches, I suspect you're going to see a hunger in the "liberal" media not for a Sanders or Warren or Harris or even Biden presidency, but for something that rids us of Trump without handing power to those icky Democrats. I think Bloomberg will be urged to run, and if not Bloomberg, then a dream "unity" ticket of Governors John Kasich and John Hickenlooper (with Kasich, of course, as the presidential nominee -- mustn't give those Democrats too much power!).

The 2020 Democratic primaries are highly unlikely to produce the daddy or dudebro candidate the media would prefer. (I'm an Obama fan, but he was a bit of both, which was part of the reason the media embraced him.) I think there'll be a lot of not-...

00:48

AMAZING! Trump Supporters Invite #BlackLivesMatter Protesters on Stage What Happened Next Was Incredible (Video) The Gateway Pundit

Several Black Lives Matter protesters crashed the pro-Trump rally Saturday in Washington DC.

The Black Lives Matter activists screamed at the Trump supporters.

Then something amazing happened.
The Trump supporters invited Black Lives Matter on stage to share a few words.
The protesters werent expecting this.

The Trump supporters gave them the microphone despite the fact that the Black Lives Matter protesters interrupted their right to assemble.

The Trump supporters gave them time to speak at the pro-Trump rally.
Then after they spoke several Trump supporters took photos with the #BLM protesters.

This was an incredible moment.

Via Mike Cernovich:

The post AMAZING! Trump Supporters Invite #BlackLivesMatter Protesters on Stage What Happened Next Was...

00:29

Tucker On Wiretapping Of Trump Team: Obama Admin Surveilled, Leaked And Lied About It Weasel Zippers

.@TuckerCarlson Breaks Down New #Trump Wiretap Report: 'Rogue' Intel Agencies or DC 'Collusion' https://t.co/0z4hcQdkQa | #Tucker pic.twitter.com/5J2LmoAY3q Fox News (@FoxNews) September 20, 2017

00:15

Hillary Clinton Goes On The Late Show to Whine About Manspreading Putin, Attack Trump What a Loser (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Hillary Clinton is still whining.
The failed Democratic candidate went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to attack Vladimir Putin and trash President Trump.

She just cant help it.

The AP reported:

Clinton said Tuesday night that Putin interfered in the presidential election in part because of her work as secretary of state, which brought the two into conflict on various occasions. That, she said, evolved into a grudge on his part.

She said the fact shes a woman does seem to get him agitated. And she mocked Putin for manspreading at one meeting. Thats an aggressive posture where a man sits with legs splayed.

And she says Putin is tied up with his anger and disappointment with the Soviet Unions collapse.

Meantime Clinton called President Donald Trumps U.N. speech very dark, dangerous.

Heres Hillary whining on The Late Show.

The post Hillary Clinton Goes On The Late Show to Whine About Manspreading Putin, Attack Trump What a Loser (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

00:08

Amazing Video: British RAF Drone Pilot Stops ISIS Public Execution With Missile Strike In Syria. Weasel Zippers

#Deirezzor | Dramatic moment, when RAF pilots used drone-controlled single missile to stop #ISIS public execution pic.twitter.com/6hXPw2e0FI Syria Today (@todayinsyria) September 20, 2017 Awesome! Via Daily Mail: This is the moment an RAF drone stopped a public execution staged by Islamic State with a single Hellfire missile. Astonishing footage released for the first time []

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23:50

Secretary Mattis and US Defense Department May Be Preparing Electromagnetic Pulse Attack on North Korea (Video) The Gateway Pundit

The United States may be preparing alternative military options for dealing with North Korea.

Secretary Mattis hinted at kinetic technology on Tuesday while discussing the North Korea problem.

Boeing has been working on electromagnetic pulse attack technology for several years.

Business Insider reported:

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted that the United States still had military options left for dealing with North Korea, but did not elaborate when asked for details Monday.

Most experts think a military strike on North Korea would invite a devastating response from Pyongyang. The city of Seoul, South Korea, home to 25 million, is well within artillery range of the North, which would most likely use conventional artillery munitions and chemical weapons.

But according to Mattis, the Pentagon has a few tricks up its sleeve that wouldnt involve the decimation of Seoul.

When asked whether there was any military option the US can take with North Korea that would not put Seoul at grave risk, Mattis responded, Yes, there are, but I will not go into details.

Previously, Mattis said a war with North Korea would involve the massive shelling of an allys capital, which is one of the most densely packed cities on earth, referring to Seoul

So what does Mattis have in mind? He wouldnt say, but he did let slip one interesting comment.

Just to clarify, you said that there were possible military options that would not create a grave risk to Seoul, a reporter said later. Are we talking kinetic options as well?

Yes, I dont want to go into that, Mattis said, agreeing that his closely held military option involved kinetic action, a euphemism to describe lethal military force.

In 2015 Boeing announced development o...

23:47

Trump Overturns Obama, Makes It Much Easier For CIA To Kill Terrorists Weasel Zippers

You dont win a war with leaflet drops. Via Daily Caller: The Trump administration loosened Obama-era restrictions on CIA drone strike approval, accelerating the air war on the Islamic State and Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, NBCNews reports. The drone strikes predominantly took place in Syria and Yemen where multiple violent terrorist organizations operate. The []

23:46

If We Fail The Indypendent

The climate crisis is often imagined as a sudden, all-encompassing, simultaneous collapse in which agriculture fails, the seas flood in, disease spreads and human civilization crumbles into Hobbesian war of all against all. But in reality, some crises will appear more immediately and others will take a long time to arrive, and if we act with speed and purpose some can still be avoided.

In the near term, perhaps starting in the 2020s or 2030s, the foremost problem will probably be a new climate-driven urban crisis of disinvestment, abandonment and depopulation caused by rising sea levels and large inundating storms that will leave rotting urban infrastructure. As the water rises and the floods increase in severity and regularity, the once posh shoreline will be the new ghetto.

A new, climate-driven urban crisis could have major negative impacts on other parts of the global economy. The collapse of coastal real estate markets could trigger broader crises in financial markets while loss of the communication and transportation links provided by major cities could hurt the real economy. A climate-driven economic depression is not out of the question.

Here Comes the Ocean

Even if we drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions and stripped CO2 from the atmosphere so as to stabilize temperature increases at no more than 2C above the 1990 baseline, we are locked in for significantly higher sea levels. Melting Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, mountain glacier loss and the expansion of ocean water volume due to its higher temperature are driving the sea level rise.

On the east coast of the United States, the ocean is rising three to four times faster than the global averages, which are themselves rising at an accelerating rate. In 1993 the annual rate of sea level rise was 2.2 millimeters a year; in 2014 it had reached 3.3 millimeters a year. By 2100, global average sea levels could be 2 meters to 2.7 meters thats 6 to almost 9 feet higher. Since 1900, sea levels on the East Coast have risen by about a foot, according to the federally funded National Climate Assessment.

This is usually invoked in threats that entire cities will be underwater. But in the meantime, the rising oceans are slowly but steadily reshaping property values, urban landscapes and city dynamics.

Storms vs. Urban Infrastructure

The real threat is not so much the slow and steady increase of average sea levels but rather, the major inundations caused by large storm surges. These floods damage the infrastructure as a whole, not just its edges. During Hurricane Sandy the storm...

23:41

Paul Ryan And Seor Trumpanzee In League To Destroy Senate Bipartisan Efforts DownWithTyranny!


Republicans say that while the bipartisan talks between Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) initially seemed promising, many in the GOP fear providing money for Obamacare but offering little for conservatives-- especially after Republican lawmakers have been throttled by President Donald Trump and the GOP base for failing to repeal the health law.

...

23:30

Why You Should Always Reward Yourself for Success Matt Forney

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

It was around Christmas time a few years ago, and, as usual, I was killing myself at the gym. On Thursdays, there was a kickboxing class taught by a actual fighter, so this was no fluffy Tae Bo. This was bag work, sprints, kicking, and for me, a shirt completely soaked through with sweat.

I was absolutely exhausted and ready to head home, eat something and pass out. But then I saw a woman from the class jump on an elliptical machine. Wait, didnt she just go through the same hour of hell that I just did? That is freaking impressive! So I went up to her and asked, Hey, sorry to interrupt, but its really amazing to see you do more stuff after that class. Your energy level is unreal. How do you do it?

Her answer still rings with me to this day:

I always make sure to reward myself a little, no matter what I do. This keep me motivated, and even when Im drained, I keep pushing to really earn that reward. What do you do to reward yourself?

I didnt have an answer, because, to be honest, I never thought about rewarding myself. All of my rewards were external: the fitness rewards came from people telling me I look better, the professional rewards came from getting paid and getting praised, and everything good I did had to be viewed through another persons eyes. This was wrong.

After the gym, I went home and played video games for two hours, because that was my reward for the night. And I fucking loved it.

But in the world of dating and macking, there have always been intermediate rewards that make you feel good. From getting her to laugh for the first time, to exchanging numbers, to calling the number, to going on a date, to having a great time on the date, to rinsing and repeating until you have sex and/or enter a relationship, everything seems to have been laid out for us.

But not in 2012. Now, there are no guarantees when it comes to girls. Weve all had phone numbers that are dead, dates that flaked on us, and excuses that weve heard over and over again. In 2012, nothing seems certain with a woman until you had sex, and that paints a pretty bleak picture. Interactions have no certainty, phone numbers have no certainty, dates have no certainty.

I joked to my friends last week, saying, Hey, remember back in 2002 when getting a girls phone number actually meant something?

So, in 2012, in your pursuit of sex, its up to you to make your own rewards. And yes, many of those interactions will lead nowhere, but any action at all is better th...

23:25

University of Pittsburgh Students Demand All Cops On Campus Be Disarmed. Weasel Zippers

Pittsburg-area criminals nod in agreement. Via Campus Reform: University of Pittsburgh students are demanding that school officials disarm all university police while banning city cops from campus entirely. According to The Pitt Maverick, members of the schools Fossil-Free Pitt Coalition and United Students Against Sweatshops presented a list of 15 demands to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher []

23:24

The Life & Death of a Newspaper The Indypendent

When I got out of journalism school in the late 1980s, working at the Village Voice would have been my dream job.

The Voice, founded in 1955, defined the format for the alternative weeklies that would appear in most of the countrys major cities over the next 50 years, from the Boston Phoenix to the L.A. Weekly: A mix of news, investigative, and arts coverage with local entertainment listings, left of the mainstream both politically and culturally. They werent as militantly radical or hippiefied as the underground papers that proliferated in the late 60s, but their writing and editing was much more professional. Few of the undergrounds survived past 1972. (The Indypendent has lasted 17 years.)

As a weekly paper in the pre-Internet era, it could do stories more in-depth than a daily newspaper and more timely than a monthly. The Voice tracked how South Bronx landlords sold buildings to shell companies to pump up their value before torching them for insurance money. Jack Newfield and Paul DuBrul dissected the permanent government of finance and real-estate interests that came to dominate the city after the 1975-76 fiscal crisis, and Newfield and Wayne Barrett chronicled the corruption of Edward Kochs administration. Barretts 1979 piece on a certain loudmouthed real-estate scion wangling government subsidies to build hotels and towers in Manhattan, despite his family businesss history of discriminating against black apartment-seekers, was particularly prescient.

The Voice gave writers like Jill Nelson, Greg Tate, and Nelson George the freedom and resources to write in their own styles and do long, in-depth stories, earning it the reputation of a writers paper. When four teenagers in a New Jersey suburb committed suicide in 1987, writer Donna Gaines spent weeks hanging out with the towns burnouts for a piece titled Teenage Wasteland. On the lighter side, there was Michael Mustos gossip column, with its blind-item specials like What ostensibly straight Broadway producer?

Equally important, it was rigorously edited. One writer praised music editor Robert Christgau as someone who has never let me get away with a lazy thought.

The Voices arts editors were all deeply steeped in the scenes they covered film, theater, dance, music, art, books. In contrast to today, when performers seeking an audience either have to keep dragging their friends out or spend hours promoting themselves online, a mention in the Voice would mean lots of strangers knew who you were. Off-off-Broadway theatre and the  late-70s Lower Manhattan music scene would not have developed the c...

23:14

"The Vietnam War" - Documentary Or Epic Of Fiction? Moon of Alabama

Arte TV yesterday showed the first parts of The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. It also runs on PBS. The first three parts of the ten part "documentary" are a whitewash of the motives of the politicians...

23:08

Inequality and the Constitution bensozia

Teddy Roosevelt once wrote,

There can be no real political democracy unless there is something approaching an economic democracy.
This is an old idea, a problem that has been discussed and debated since the 5th century BC. Some ancient states dealt with great inequality by writing measures to protect the poor into their constitutions, most famously the Tribune of the Plebs in Rome. Ganesh Sitaraman writes of these arrangements,
We can think of these as class-warfare constitutions: Each class has a share in governing, and a check on the other. Those checks prevent oligarchy on the one hand and a tyranny founded on populist demagogy on the other.
These questions were debated at the American constitutional convention, where there were proposals to limit the Senate to the wealthy and the House of Representatives to those of lesser means. But in the end they were not adopted. Sitaraman:
What is surprising about the design of our Constitution is that it isnt a class warfare constitution. Our Constitution doesnt mandate that only the wealthy can become senators, and we dont have a tribune of the plebs. Our founding charter doesnt have structural checks and balances between economic classes: not between rich and poor, and certainly not between corporate interests and ordinary workers. . . .

And it wasnt an oversight. The founding generation knew how to write class-warfare constitutions they even debated such proposals during the summer of 1787. But they ultimately chose a framework for government that didnt pit class against class. Part of the reason was practical. James Madisons notes from the secret debates at the Philadelphia Convention show that the delegates had a hard time agreeing on how they would design such a class-based system. But part of the reason was political: They knew the American people wouldnt agree to that kind of government.
Americans were not interested in such measures because they believed that they lived in a uniquely equal society:
Unlike Europe, America wasnt bogged down by the legacy of feudalism, nor did it have a hereditary aristocracy. Noah Webster, best known for his dictionary, commented that there were small inequalities of property, a fact that distinguished America from Europe and the rest of the world. Equality of property, he believed, was crucial for sustaining a republic. During the Constitutional Convention, South Carolinan Charles Pinckney said America had a greater equality than is to be found among the people of any other country. As long as the new nation could expand west, he thought, it would be possible to have a citizenry of independent yeoman farmers. In a community with economic equality, there was simply no need for constitutiona...

23:00

Woman screams at veteran with PTSD service dog Fellowship of the Minds

We seem to have an epidemic of women going berserk in public places: Two days ago, I did a post on an American woman in Denmark verbally assaulting a Danish man for wearing a MAGA hat. A day ago, I Continue reading

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