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Saturday, 20 January

06:55

Director of the Peace Corps: Who Is Jody Olsen? [News - AllGov]

Josephine King Jody Olsen, who was a Peace Corps volunteer in Sousse, Tunisia, teaching English from 1966 to 1968, was nominated January 3, 2018, to be the organizations director.

 

Olsen was born in Utah and moved to Maryland in 1959 after her father, David King, was elected to Congress as a Democrat. Her grandfather, William King, represented Utah in the Senate from 1917 to 1941. Olsen attended Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, graduating in 1961 before returning to her native state to study at the University of Utah. She earned a B.S. in sociology and a teaching certificate in 1965. Olsen later earned a masters in social work (1972) and a Ph.D. (1979) from the University of Maryland.

 

After graduating from Utah, Olsen and her then-husband, Robert Olsen, left for Tunisia as Peace Corps volunteers, with Jody Olsen teaching English during her two-year stint. After earning her masters degree, Olsen in 1974 was named director of the University of Maryland Center on Aging.

 

Olsen returned to the Peace Corps, this time as the country director for Togo, in 1979. In 1981, she was named regional director for North Africa, the Near East, Asia and the Pacific, holding that post until 1984. Olsen left the Peace Corps again, this time to become vice president of the student exchange group Youth for Understanding. But in 1989, Olsen was back at the Peace Corps, this time as its chief of staff.

 

In 1992, Olsen was named executive director for the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) and managed the Fulbright Senior Scholar Program, which facilitated college faculty exchanges. She left CIES in 1997 to become senior vice president of the Academy for Educational Development, a development consultancy. Olsen handled international training services, management development services, computer and systems services and higher education management services for the organization.

 

Olsen in 2002 was named deputy director of the Peace Corps, holding that position until the early days of the Obama administration, and served briefly as acting director in 2006 and again in 2009. She also served for a time as acting country director for Kazakhstan.

 

Olsen has been a visiting professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore since 2010. She also was director of the Center for Global Education Initiatives and spent several summers heading research projects in Malawi, El Salvador, and India.

 

Olsen has two adult children, David and Kirsten.

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01:34

Rep. Jim Jordan Joins Growing Chorus for Release of Classified Intel Memo #Obamagate #ReleaseTheMemo (Video) The Gateway Pundit

On Thursday a classified DOJ memo on the FISA abuse by top officials rocked Washington DC

 The House Intel panels passage of New York Republican Rep. Peter Kings motion to release the FISA abuse memo to fellow House members has rocked Washington, D.C.

Lawmakers from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) have called for the classified memos immediate release.

According to Fox News contributor Sara Carter, the contents of the memo are so explosive,that it could end special counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe once and for all.

Rep. Matt Gaetz later told Sean Hannity, I believe people will go to jail. 

Former Freedom Caucus Chair Jim Jordan joined the growing chorus to release the classified memo last night.
Jordan joined Sean Hannity to discuss this devastating development.

Rep. Jim Jordan: What I read today in that briefing room was as bad as I thought it was. And every single American citizen should have the ability to see that information to know exactly what our FBI was up to It shocked me Thats why were calling for every bit of that information that we got to see to be made public for you to see, for journalists to see, and more importantly for the American public to see.

The post Re...

01:00

This Alt-Right Life, Episode 2: This Dissident Life with Jared Taylor Matt Forney

On this episode of This Alt-Right Life, I talk to Jared Taylor, founder and editor of American Renaissance and president of the New Century Foundation. In the first segment, we discuss the nature of White identity, the necessity for Whites to defend their own racial interests, the effects of mass non-European immigration on White countries, and more.

In the second segment, Jared and I discuss Donald Trumps campaign and how hes inspired a flowering of dissident thought. We also talk about the economic suffering of poor Whites in America, the recently released new edition of The Color of Crime, this weekends AmRen Conference in Nashville, the nature of the alternative Right, and much more. This episode originally aired on May 16, 2016.

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00:55

REPORT: Democrats Worry As Wealthy People Flee California Over High Taxes The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Mike LaChance at American Lookout:

People have a tendency to vote on policy with their feet. If the policies in one state are bad, they move to another state with better policies. In Liberal California, wealthy people are fleeing the state due to high taxes and it has Democrats very worried.

The Sacramento Bee reports:

Wealthy exodus to escape new tax rules worries California Democrats

The Republican-backed federal tax bill flipped the tables on a never-ending question for California politicians: Will high taxes lead the states wealthiest residents to flee the Golden State for the comparable tax havens of Florida, Nevada and Texas?

Republicans reliably raise that alarm when Democrats advocate for tax increases, like the 2012 and 2016 ballot initiatives that levied a new income tax on very high-earning residents.

But now, with the federal tax bill cutting off deductions that benefited well-off Californians, the states Democrats suddenly are singing the GOP song about a potential millionaire exodus.

People with higher incomes pay a lot more money, and some of them may be tempted to leave, Gov. Jerry Brown said when he unveiled his 2018-19 budget proposal last week. This was an assault by the Republicans in Congress against California.

Democratic state lawmakers are worried because California relies so heavily on the income taxes it collects from high earners to fund government services. The states wealthiest 1 percent, for instance, pay 48 percent of its income tax, and the departure of just a few families could lead to a noticeable hit to state general fund revenue.

California could fix this problem easily by embracing a slightly less far left policy but they probably wont.

The post REPORT: Democrats Worry As Wealthy People Flee California Over High Taxes appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

00:45

When Will the Good Guys in the FBI and DOJ Stand Up and Petition to Have their Dirty Leaders Removed from Office? The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Its time! We hear about the good FBI and DOJ detectives and attorneys. Now its time for them to stand up and demand that the dirty leaders in their organizations be brought to justice.

Where are the good guys? For years now, the FBI and DOJ have been infiltrated at the top with corrupt and criminal individuals. The corruption started at the top. Dirty Cops and former FBI Heads Mueller and Comey are part of the deep state and they clearly have stacked the leadership at the FBI with their fellow deep state criminals. (Rod Rosenstein, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, etc)

One former FBI Agent was on Varney and Co and he described the corrupt actions of the deep state within the US justice department

Clearly there must be some good FBI employees and retired employees that will stand together to demand the corrupt leaders of the FBI be removed and brought to justice? Its clear that the current AG Jeff Sessions is not complying with subpoenas from Congress so why would we believe that he would bring these people to justice. 

Congress is doing what they can but America needs good guys in these organizations to become heroes and put justice first.

Is today the day that the good guys stand up and demand justice in our justice department and FBI? Stand up patriots and step forward and Drain the Swamp!

The post When Will the Good Guys in the FBI and DOJ Stand Up and Petition to Have their Dirty Leaders Removed from Office? appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

00:39

WW2 US Army hero dog gets posthumous medal for bravery Fellowship of the Minds

On January 15, 2018, 75 years after his greatest feat of heroism, U.S. Army dog Chips was finally honored, albeit posthumously, for singlehandedly attacking a hidden German gun nest during World War II. At a ceremony sponsored by the UKs Continue reading

00:34

#ObamaGate A Complete List of DOJ and FBI Corruptors and Criminals Destroying the US from Within The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Joe Hoft

The Deep State FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) were once considered institutions full of integrity and honor before the Obama Presidency. Now they are riddled with corruption and led by a group of deceiving, criminal and corrupt leaders who are working to overthrow the Trump administration which threatens to uncover their many corrupt and criminal actions over the past many years. Today these swamp monsters may begin to be exposed.

As published in late December, here is a list of Deep State criminals

A number of individuals, in the FBI and DOJ, are using their power to prevent President Donald Trump from governing as he was duly elected to do and are doing all they can to overturn the election that put the President in place.

The entire Mueller investigation is a scam created by these individuals to overthrow the US government. Their desperate actions are a clear indication that they have much to hide. Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolten called the recent actions against President Trump the first Coup Dtat in US History

Below is our list of corrupt, criminal and treasonous operatives within the DOJ and FBI who need to be brought to justice

Eric Holder -According to the Guardian Obamas first Attorney General Eric Holder was

the first sitting member of a presidents cabinet in US history to be held in contempt of Congress after Republicans vented their fury over a bungled gun-tracking investigation.

Seventeen Democrats, under pressure from the pro-gun lobby the NRA, joined 238 Republicans to carry a criminal contempt resolution against Holder. A currently serving attorney general has never before been censured in this way.

The criminal contempt resolution, passed by 255 to 67, with most Democrats walking out of the chamber en masse before the vote, related to Operation Fast and Furious, a federal investigation launched in Arizona designed to ensnare gun smugglers involved with the Mexican drug cartels.

Thursdays vote was of symbolic value, pointing to the almost total collapse of trust b...

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Seor Trumpanzee-- Working Class Hero? DownWithTyranny!


Trump makes a big deal about keeping his campaign promises. And, unfortunately, the ones he wants to keep, he does try to keep. Sometimes the courts and occasionally, even Congress, keeps him from keeping the worst of them. His excuse for torpedoing the bipartisan DACA fix was that it flew in the face of one of his ugly outbursts of bigotry during the campaign. Now Ryan and McConnell are using his bizarre and incoherent approach as an excuse for not bringing popular DACA fixes to the floor of each house for a vote.

But on promise that was very specific, consistent, loud and very public during the campaign was his promise to the workers at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis. Looks like that's one he didn't really care much about-- or at least not enough about to do anything proactive once he had lost Marion County (Indianapolis) in 2016. Primary day was interesting there:
Hillary- 59,649
Bernie- 58,799
Trumpanzee- 49,835
Lyin' Ted- 39,557
Kasich- 9,633
And, despite Mike Pence's presence on the ticket-- or maybe because of it-- Hillary kicked his ass in the county. She beat him 212,676 (58.9%) to 130,228 (36.1%). Maybe he thought he shaped have won the state's biggest county. He did do better than Romney had though. And he certainly won the state-- and th...

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Friday, 19 January

23:30

Liberal tolerance: Billie Jean King calls for Aussies name to be removed from arena because of stance on homosexual marriage Fellowship of the Minds

Per proggie rules, no dissenting opinions allowed. From Daily Mail: Margaret Courts husband has hit back at Billie Jean King and others who called for her name to be taken off the Australian Open arena. The former tennis champion was Continue reading

23:15

They Only Want White Immigrants Booman Tribune

As Ron Brownstein points out, the real goal behind the immigration plan that Republican Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas are floating is an overall sharp reduction in legal immigration. That this is couched in a preference for high-skilled labor shouldnt mask that their bill would reduce the influx of high-skillet workers, too. Yet, as Brownstein also points out, the country needs a healthy level of immigration to help pay for our entitlement programs and to meet our overall employment needs. So, one of the primary problems with the Perdue-Cotton approach is that it would set immigration levels too low. As a result, even many moderate or centrist Republicans dont see their approach as feasible or desirable.

Of course, the problem driving this call for reduced immigration is that most immigrants these days are not white. If, as President Trump has suggested, we could convince more people from white countries like Norway to immigrate, then we wouldnt see this resistance to reasonable immigration levels. Unfortunately for people like Trump, Perdue, and Cotton, there just arent that many Europeans who want to immigrate to the United States. And, that being the case, theyd rather cause a deficit in labor than permit the browning of America to continue apace.

The president is willing to say this until he decides he wants to deny having said it. But the outrage his comments sparked shows just how unpopular these sentiments are to most Americans. Thats why the policy proposals are always disguised. Theyre about preventing terrorism. Theyre about reducing crime. Theyre about combatting drug addiction. Theyre about protecting the taxpayer. Theyre about preferring high-skilled labor or the best people over a bunch of losers who just looking for a handout.

What youre never supposed to say is that its about making America white again. Youre not supposed to say we want Norwegians, not brown people from shithole countries.

The thing is, even for the people who want Norwegians, they dont have a plan for attracting enough of them. And this is typical from Republicans. There are host of areas where their policy is based on fantasy. Why dont people just avoid getting pregnant if they dont want a baby? Why dont people just make enough money that they can afford to pay for their health insurance? Why dont people just move if they cant find a good job or their schools are no good?

They never account for peoples limitations or frailties or simple misfortunes. Therefore, their policies dont account for things like thats never going to happen or you h...

Did a Russian Crime Boss Fund Trump Through the NRA? Booman Tribune

Back in November, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, had to send a sternly worded letter to Jared Kushners lawyer, Abbe Lowell, complaining that the production of requested documents and records had been incomplete. There were several items on the list, including emails pertaining to WikiLeaks, communications with Sergei Millian, a variety of phone records, and a copy of Kushners SF 86 security clearance form. Maybe the most explosive omission pertained to a Russian mob boss who also happens to be good friends with Vladimir Putin and the deputy governor of the Russian central bank.

Alexander Torshin, a former senior member of the Russian Senate, has been described as a vociferous Putin ally, as well as a mafia godfather. The Spanish authorities have thirty-three audio recordings of phone conversations where Torshin is referred to as boss or godfather. These recordings also implicate Torshin in a vast money laundering scheme. However, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California refers to Torshin as conservatives favorite Russian. And its true. Conservatives seem to love the guy.

This past February, Republican bigwig donor George ONeill Jr. hosted  a fancy four-hour dinner for Torshin at a Capitol Hill restaurant that attracted Rohrabacher and a host of other conservatives. Torshin was even slated to have a meeting with President Trump until his mob connections came up and the meeting was cancelled. The love affair appears to have more to do with guns than anything else. Torshan is the founder of the Russian gun rights group Right to Bear Arms. Hes been trying to find common cause with the National Rifle Association.

Torshins ties with the NRA have flourished in recent years. In late 2015, he hosted two dinners for a high-level NRA delegation during its week-long visit to Moscow that included meetings with influential Russian government and business figures.

The dinners went very well. According to Arnold Goldschlager, a major fundraiser for the NRA, They were killing us wit...

Good Speech, Sen. Flake, But Wheres the Beef? Booman Tribune

Sen. Jeff Flakes opposition to President Trump is all words and little action, but he is at least willing to go farther than any of his colleagues. He went on the Senate floor today an excoriated the administration for their untruthfulness, comparing them to dictatorships around the world. His speech is worth a read.

The part that strikes me most was when Flake talked about the Russia probe. He not only took the president to task for referring to the investigation as a hoax, but he pointed out that there hasnt been a single cabinet meeting to discuss how to protect the country from future interference in our elections.

To be very clear, to call the Russia matter a hoax as the president has many times is a falsehood. We know that the attacks orchestrated by the Russian government during the election were real and constitute a grave threat to both American sovereignty and to our national security. It is in the interest of every American to get to the bottom of this matter, wherever the investigation leads.

Ignoring or denying the truth about hostile Russian intentions toward the United States leaves us vulnerable to further attacks. We are told by our intelligence agencies that those attacks are ongoing, yet it has recently been reported that there has not been a single cabinet-level meeting regarding Russian interference and how to defend America against these attacks. Not one. What might seem like a casual and routine untruth so casual and routine that it has by now become the white noise of Washington is in fact a serious lapse in the defense of our country.

Flakes speech leaves me feeling empty. If Trump is such a treat to democracy, why did Flake help him weather the political storm he is in by voting for the tax bill? If the president is utterly failing and leaving a serious lapse in the defense of our country, why should he be allowed to remain in office?

Flake didnt actually provide any guidance in this speech. He said to his fellow senators let us resolve to be allies of the truthand not partners in its destruction. But how are they supposed to be partners in supporting the truth while the leader of their party is bent on its destruction? Surely it isnt by helping him sign bills. It cant be by carrying out half-hearted investigations of the Russian matter.

I dont want to look a gift-horse in the mouth, but this pony aint up to snuff. Im glad that Flake vigorously defended the press and that he explained why the Russia investigation is about more than making excuses for losing an election. Im always supportive of anyone who wants to extol the value of honesty and the destruc...

Casual Observation Booman Tribune

You want to know what's ironic?

Stormy [Daniels] told In Touch, [The sex] was textbook generic, while discussing the fling they had less than four months after Donalds wife, Melania, gave birth to their son, Barron. I actually dont even know why I did it, but I do remember while we were having sex, I was like, Please, dont try to pay me.

She was all worried that Trump would treat her like a prostitute but then she wound up taking $130,000 from him to not talk about the sex anymore.

Again, I couldn't care less about the tryst but it matters that Trump is in the habit of paying hush money.

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Why Mueller Subpoenaed Steve Bannon Booman Tribune

Ive read a lot of speculation about why Steve Bannon was subpoenaed to appear before one of Special Counsel Robert Muellers grand juries. It has been noted that Bannon is getting different treatment than other current and former senior administrative officials who have voluntarily spoken with the Department of Justices independent Russia investigation. Cooperating officials like Sean Spicer, Hope Hicks, and Reince Priebus were not compelled to testify and they did not have to face grand jurors. So, whats different about Bannon?

A common idea is that this has something to do with the publication of Michael Wolffs book Fire and Fury in which Bannon makes a series of accusations, including that Trump Jr., Manafort and Kushner engaged in treasonous behavior and that the administration would ultimately get nailed by Mueller for money laundering activities. Supposedly, these statements have piqued Muellers interest, but that would only explain why he wants to talk to Bannon and not why he would subpoena him. Others have speculated that Mueller wants to question Bannon before he can tell Congress what he knows because that will obviously leak back to the administration. But Bannon was scheduled to testify to Congress today, and it was only because the White House asked him not to cooperate that he didnt provide his testimony. The House Intelligence Committee issued their own subpoena on the spot and presumably he will be compelled to talk to them very soon.

Now, it could be that Mueller is bringing Bannon in because of Wolffs book or because hes now being hauled before Congress, but I think the timing here is probably coincidental. Mueller wants to talk to Bannon about something else. He wants to talk to him about Cambridge Analytica.

To begin with, the things Bannon was quoted as saying in Wolffs book arent of that much use to Mueller. Bannon wasnt part of the campaign when Trump Jr., Kushner, and Manafort met with the Russians in Trump Tower. His knowledge of money laundering is probably indirect at best. He may have heard or learned things of interest of Mueller, but his firsthand knowledge of Trumps business practices is probably nonexistent and hes not a helpful witness to things that happened before he was hired to run the Trump campaign. Mueller wants Bannon to tell him things that can be used in court, and if hes trying to build a collusion case then he wants Bannon to explain everything he knows about Cambridge Analytica.

Steve Bannon is a former vice president...

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22:32

Cher is a hypocrite on taking DREAMers into her home Fellowship of the Minds

The word DREAMers, which stems from the 2001 DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act, refers to people who, with their parent(s), illegally entered the U.S. when they were 16 or younger. The one-name actress-singer Cher is an Continue reading

19:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!


-by Noah

Decisions, Decisions!

Damn! I'm not sure what the rules of this game are, but, the bottom line is Hell!

17:23

Sebastian Gorka: Shocking Trump Russia Investigation Memo Just the Beginning; Calls for Scandal to Be Named #ObamaGate The Gateway Pundit

Former Trump administration official Dr. Sebastian Gorka posted several tweets early Friday morning (EST) commenting on the summary memo about the Obama administrations involvement with the Trump-Russia investigation that has sparked outrage among Congressmen who have seen the secret memo by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Gorka said his sources are telling him the corruption was government wide and that the ensuing scandal should be called ObamaGate

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, screen image.

Gorka wrote, keying off a controversial March 4, 2017 tweet by President Donald Trump, My sources tell me tonight that the nuclear memo is just the beginning. By the end of it all, the tapping of candidate @realDonaldTrumps phone will be the least of the Lefts problems. #ObamaGate

Gorka followed with, The corruption was government wide. The CORRECT name for this storm is: #ObamaGate
Use nothing else online. RT this Tweet. And lay siege your representatives by phone starting at 9AM Friday. Demand they release the memo.

Gorka concluded with, #ObamaGate will reverberate all the way up to and THROUGH November 2018.

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16:58

Mueller Investigation Now Doomed, Fake News Awards and Economic Update Greg Hunters USAWatchdog

By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com (WNW 318 1.19.18) A bombshell memo will probably cause the end of the Mueller investigation into the Trump Administration and the so-called Russian collusion story. New evidence, in the form of a four page memo, shows the entire case against the President and his Administration is based on a phony dossier paid []

16:25

The Evidence Inside The House Intel Committee Four Page FISA Memo The Last Refuge

To understand the Four Page House Intelligence Memo at the heart of todays FISA Abuse stories, it helps to understand why the memo is needed.  We wrote about the issue in a March 2017 outline called: The Nunes Paradox  Continue reading

16:20

January 19th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #365 The Last Refuge

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

16:15

Friday January 19th Open Thread The Last Refuge

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

16:03

Crooked Cop Comey Desperately Tries to Distract From Damning FISA Memo Fails Miserably The Gateway Pundit

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

Shortly afterwards, DeSantis said the classified report compiled by the House Intelligence Committee is deeply troubling and raises serious questions as it relates to the Russian collusion investigation.

DeSantis called out Comey directly. The classified report compiled by House Intelligence is deeply troubling and raises serious questions about the upper echelon of the Obama DOJ and Comey FBI as it relates to the so-called collusion investigation, DeSantis tweeted.

News of the FISA memo sent shock waves through social media Thursday.

GOP Reps were demanding the memo be made public because Americans deserve to know the truth about the Russia investigation.

Investigative reporter Sara Carter said the FISA memo is so explosive it could end the Mueller investigation.

Fired FBI Director James Comey tried to distract from the media firestorm by tweeting about immigration. He failed miserably because Trump supporters slammed him with tweets about the FISA memo.

Crooked cop Comey tweeted, Saw Come From Away in New York City tonight. is an inspiring story of kindness on 9/11 across all human divides, and in the midst of pain and turmoil. Great message for today. And the producer let me hold the Newfoundland cod prop.

16:00

Nazis In Unpop Culture DownWithTyranny!




A month or so ago, rock journalist Steve Knopper called me to discuss how punk music pushed back against Nazis who tried infiltrating the early anarchistic punk music scene. Fascists in London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York seemed drawn to the scene's iconography, rowdiness and anti-establishment perspective. Soon after I went off to Thailand-- the Land of Smiles-- and forgot all about it. This week Steve's story, Nazi Punks F**k Off: How Black Flag, Bad Brains, and More Took Back Their Scene from White Supremacists was published by GQ. First paragraph:
Every hardcore band you loved in the '80s and beyond, from Black Flag to Minutemen to Fugazi, had one unfortunate thing in common: Nazi skinheads occasionally stormed their concerts, stomped their fans, gave Hitler salutes in lieu of applauding, and generally turned a communal experience into one full of hatred and conflict. Punk rockers had flirted with fascist imagery for shock value, with the Sex Pistols Sid Vicious and Siouxsie Sioux wearing swastikas in public, but, as early San Francisco scenester Howie Klein, later president of Reprise Records, recalls: Suddenly, you had people who were part of the scene who didnt understand fascist bad.
I watched in horror as bands, and their supporters, tried to out-do each other in outrageousness in the mid to late '70s. The idea is that if you could piss off your parents and other authority figures, you were succeeding (at something). At the time I had a punk label in San Francisco and our first signing was the most popular local band, The Nuns. Our very first release, a 3-song 7" EP-- looked vaguely Nazi-ish:


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15:01

Countdown to a Heart Attack LewRockwell

Calcium Arterial Score:

2009=34

2013=98

2018=133

President Donald Trumps transparent release of data from his recent health assessment reveals progressive calcification of coronary arteries that elevate the risk for a heart attack.

Even though this is common for someone of his gender and age (only 46% of other males have a lower score than the President), it is of concern since many males in his age group are able to maintain far lower calcification scores in their coronary arteries.

Cardiologist Melissa Walton-Shirley of Gallatin, Tennessee, speaking out at MedScape in 2014 says calcium arterial scoring is superior to an exercise stress test and 100% accurate for coronary artery disease (CAC).  A moderate increase in CAC (100-399) like President Trump exhibits is associated with an 80% greater likelihood of dying compared to males with a zero calcium score.

A zero CAC score is said to confer a 15-year warranty against coronary artery disease Only about 2-3% of men age 70+ have zero calcium arterial scores.

All risk assessments for a coronary artery disease are relative.  Even though a 1-10 CAC score is quite good, it still presents a 3-fold increased risk for future cardiovascular events (strokes and heart attacks) compared to a score of zero.

President Trumps LDL cholesterol level was 143, above the desired 100 level.  President Trump is taking a 10-milligram statin drug to lower his cholesterol, according to a report in the New York Times.

Information provided by the University of Maryland Medical Center says: cardiac calcium scoring is a better predictor of coronary events than cholesterol screening or other risk factors.

A reason why modern medicine doesnt give more weight to the CAC score over cholesterol is that CAC scoring could dramatically reduce the indiscriminate use of statin cholesterol-lowering drugs.  According to one authoritative study, patients with a zero calcium score may be able to safely skip statin drugs, which are liver toxins, and all their unwanted side effects.

The MESA risk calculator with President Donald Trumps health numbers (blood pressure, chol...

Move Over, Ft. Knox LewRockwell

Its no secret that Russia has been stacking the shiny phyzz for years, and heres a glimpse showing exactly how they stack

Photos from main gold storage of Central Bank of Russia. Almost 1800 tons of gold is stored here. This is the main storage of gold in Russia. This makes Russia to be number six in the world by gold storage.

However ten years ago Russia had only 3% share of the total world gold storage.

Today Russias gold is 17% of worlds gold.

And this is how all this gold is being stored.

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Thou Shall Not Pass LewRockwell

This country is painted over with double yellow bars a sort of rolling-ribbon prison, from which escape is not possible. Legal passing zones always rare are becoming almost nonexistent. Painted over for no readily discernible reason.

Well, actually, there is a reason:

It is the purposeful discouragement of active as opposed to passive driving. This to pave the way for automated cars. To acclimate people to soporific transportation. To get them used to being meatsacks.

Superficially, the effacing of passing zones is justified on the claim that the act is inherently unsafe and within the straightjacket idiocy of the laws as they exist, this is absolutely true.

Car A is moping along at 42 in an (underposted) 45 MPH zone. The driver of car B (and cars C and D stuck in the conga line) would like to proceed at a reasonable speed at least the speed limit. But legally speaking the act of passing car A is almost an impossibility.

To do so would require temporarily exceeding the speed limit of 45 MPH at least, if it is to be done safely.

To perform it legally means attempting to pass car A traveling at 42 MPH at a pace no faster than the maximum speed limit of 45 MPH.

A difference of 3 MPH.

The passing car if you can call it that will need an eighth to a quarter of a mile, at least, to execute this slow-motion maneuver. Not many such straight stretches free of traffic in the opposing lane exist.

A legal pass is thus rendered effectively not-doable. Might as well paint it double yellow.

The safe pass, meanwhile, entails risking a ticket for speeding. Possibly these days a reckless driving ticket.

Catch 22.

Most people, therefore, do not even try to pass anymore. Whether nominally legal or not. Rather than risk the ticket, or attempt what is palpably unsafe, they will queue up in a conga, accepting their fate.

This is exactly as intended the object of the exercise being to make driving a boring, frustrating experience such that most people will not miss it once its been eliminated entirely. Give them gadgets to peck, email to check.

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Make Trade, Not War LewRockwell

Chinas Go West strategy was brought into sharp focus at a forum in Shanghai last weekend. Billed as the Belt and Road Initiative: Towards Greater Cooperation between China and the Middle East, it highlighted key aspects of Beijings wider plan.

The New Silk Roads, or the Belt and Road Initiative, involve six key economic corridors, connecting Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. One, in particular, extends through the Middle East to North Africa. This is where the Belt and Road meets MENA or the Middle East and North Africa.

Of course, Beijings massive economic project goes way beyond merely exporting Chinas excess production capacity. That is part of the plan, along with building selected industrial bases in MENA countries by using technical and production expertise from the worlds second-largest economy.

Again, this is will connect western China to the eastern Mediterranean. It will mean developing a corridor through projects such as the Red Med railway. There are also plans to expand ports, such as Omans Duqm, as well as substantial investment in Turkey.   

BRI-map

Belt and Road Initiative. Illustration: iStock

A look at the numbers tells a significant part of the story. In 2010, China-Arab trade was worth US$145 billion. By 2014, it had reached $250 billion and rising. China is now the largest exporter to assorted MENA nations, while MENA accounts for 40% of Beijings oil imports.

The next stage surrounding energy will be the implementation of a maze of LNG, or liquefied natural gas, pipelines, power grids, power plants and even green projects, sprouting up across the new Silk Road corridors and transit routes.      

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Writing on the Wall LewRockwell

Publishers Note: This classic Sobran column was written eight years before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The National Review Years, September 4, 1981  Two decades ago the Berlin Wall went up nearly overnight, the most brutally unequivocal symbol of the division between our awed civilization and the clumsy barbarism that threatens it. In August the occasion was commemorated by two major American publications.

Life did itself proud, with an astonishing 17 full pages of color photos of the 4,500-mile border of the Socialist Bloc, at every point of which soldiers stand ready to kill those who flee. If there is any political fact in this world from which it should be possible to take your moral bearings, this is it. The armed border most vividly exemplified by the Wall means that the hundreds of millions of people within are quite simply slaves, property of the states that confine them. If you havent seen Lifes pictures yet, do. Meanwhile, I cant do better than to quote Jed Hornes accompanying text:

Its not the first time a great power has tried to secure the margins of empire behind bulwarks of metal and stone. But the Iron Curtain is in one fundamental sense unprecedented. The Great Wall of China, Hadrians Wall built by the Romans across the north of England every other fortification of comparable scale has been a barricade thrown up against the threat of invasion. Unique in history, the Iron Curtain is predicated on the need to keep subject peoples penned in. After a few early modifications and continued remodeling over the years, it has become a remarkably effective prison.

With calm eloquence and perfect historical and moral perspective, Horne has said, in a paragraph, the essential truth about a subject the major media have contrived to evade ever since the mid-Sixties. It is almost startling to encounter such sanity in a popular magazine. Like many painful topics, the real mechanics of Communist oppression have been surrounded by taboo and euphemism.

Consider the way the same anniversary was handled in the Washington Post. In its Sunday Outlook section, the Post chose to turn the subject over to a veteran correspondent named Dick Rosse, who simply sneered the whole thing away. In a long, rambling memoir of his own Berlin experiences at the time, Rosse stepped around the central issue as if it had been a land mine, scoffing instead at American officials who spoke of (in his phrase) U.S. determination, etc.

Rosse recalled with special affection Alfred Hitchcock, who, at a press conference, made light of the Wall a bit of irreverence Rosse found refreshing, in contrast to the solemnity with which our diplomats and politicians treated the whole business.

Actually, he wrote, all of us newspeople profited from the wall. Both...

Switzerland Bans Welfare Recipients LewRockwell

Swiss news site The Local reports that new laws taking effect this month will make it even more difficult for immigrants to obtain citizenship.

It has apparently been established law for some time that immigrants collecting social benefits are barred from naturalization. The new law, however, now also prohibits naturalization if an applicant has accepted social benefits at any time during the previous three years.

An exception is made if the benefits are paid back in full.

On the other hand, applicants for citizenship now must only have resided in Switzerland for ten years instead of 12, as was the case before the new law took effect.

Its important to make a distinction here. The change in law is not saying the recipients on social welfare will be deported. It is merely closing them off from citizenship until they can demonstrate they do not require social assistance.

There is a difference here between residency and naturalization, and the two ought not to be confused. The state is quite flexible with legal residency. The rules for extending citizenship, though, are far more rigorous.

Indeed, Switzerland has a large number of foreign born residents, and its economy includes many immigrant workers.

Unlike many other nations, though, the Swiss recognize that the political system is distinct from the economic system, and admitting a migrant to the Swiss economic sphere does not necessarily mean the state must also grant access to the political sphere.

Moreover, in nearly all cases, immigrants residing in Switzerland have citizenship. Theyre simply citizens somewhere else. (Swiss law specifically protects immigrant residents from deportation in case of statelessness.)

This is true everywhere, of course. Non-resident immigrants residing in the US, for example, are already citizens. Theyre simply citizens somewhere else. This fact is confused by the usage of phrases like illegal alien or undocumented worker which ignore the actual citizenship status of these workers. In most cases, the term foreign national which highlights the fact these people are not stateless is really more useful than illegal immigrant.

After all, the illegality of an immigrant is a totally arbitrary status made up by by government bureaucrats, and is no more morally legitimate than the term illegal drugs. In both cases, the only difference between legal and illegal is some government paperwork.

On the other hand, there is no clear reason why foreign nationals residing anywhere ought to be given an easy path to citizenship, especially in cases where those residents rely on taxpayer funded services.

This position, by the way, need not violate the p...

The Most Popular Antibiotic To Store LewRockwell

Ready Nutrition Readers, before you scoff completely at the title and smirk at the use of a manufactured pharmaceutical, there are a few things I ask you to keep in mind.  I have written before on my stance regarding both naturopathic and traditional medicines, and I will reiterate that position once more if you have either forgotten it or not read it:

 Herbalism is the parent of modern medicine, and the two branches should complement one another and never be in contradiction.

I have the utmost respect for the educational background of physicians.  The definition of a true physician is one who uses his skills to for the benefit of a patient in need and helps that patient as best as can be done.  Dont discount modern medicine completely.  Where one of the two branches cannot work, or does not work effectively, the other should be able to pick up the slack.  In this light, do not relegate all of the chemistry and science behind medicines that do work.  Sometimes we need that extra edge when facing an illness we cannot rectify through traditional home remedies.

Why Amoxicillin is the Most Popular Type of Antibiotic

One of the best medicines to stock up on is Amoxicillin, a drug that has been actively used in the service since 1972.  It is a pretty broad-spectrum antibiotic that is great for bacterial infections, such as ear infections, sinusitis, respiratory ailments, UTI (Urinary Tract Infections), Lyme disease (yes, were entering tick season now), pneumonia, and other ailments.  A well-rounded antibiotic, it has a shelf life of more than 15 years.  That in itself should ring a bell for you as a happy prepper.

I had mentioned in past articles that you can obtain antibiotics such as this one without a prescription for your pets.  Yes, prep for your pets, if you see what Im saying. Amoxicillin can also be used with skin infections and is one of the antibiotics prescribed when there is a problem with the dental emergenciesespecially with tooth extractions.  There are those who are hypersensitive (that suffer an allergic reaction) to amoxicillin, and adults should be aware of their own history regarding this.

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Manly Men LewRockwell

The first time I ever had a reason to think that maybe the next generation of men coming along were a little light in the loafers, was when I hired a summer intern a dozen years ago. He was a college student hoping to become a lawyer or politician one day. He seemed like a bright and engaging kid, so we hired him. He was just going to be doing basic office stuff. Even if he was dumb as a dirt, it really didnt matter. Just as long as he was not annoying or crazy, I figured I could get some use out of him.

Not long into his tenure, he came in late because he had a flat time and had to wait for someone. He did not know how to change a tire and he seemed somewhat amazed that people did know how to change tires. I began to notice that he did not do little things like hold the door for women or older people. He was unaware of things I just took for granted, like how to use a screwdriver. We had a small maintenance task on a piece of office gear and he watched me do it like I was conjuring spirits from the other world.

Ive never wanted to be one of those old guys who complained about the younger generation. I think thats silly, but talking with him and other people his age that summer, I started to wonder if maybe there was something to it. The main reason I started to change my opinion is he thought it was true. This is something Ive bumped into a few times. It seems that many young men think previous generations of men were much more manly in some way. Apparently, it is not just a US thing. British boys think they are wimps too.

In fairness, it may be the fact that Millennials were raised in a culture that celebrated girls at the expense of boys. This stuff started in Gen-X, but it was not horrible for us. By the time the Millennials came along, schools and popular culture reeked of estrogen. Its perfectly reasonable for these males to assume that they were never trained to be proper men, even if they are proper men anyway. Theres also the fact that the boys today are told they are girls trapped in a mans body and that boys should be wearing dresses.

Now, I certainly knew I had it soft compared to the old guys I remember as a kid. My grandfathers one brother was at Guadalcanal. Another died in the Bataan. Just listening to the old timers talk about their youth made it clear that they were hard men produced in hard times. Thats an extreme example. My generation did not have it hard, at least not that much tougher than the Millennials and now Gen-Z. It does not make a lot of sense for them to think they are a generation of pansies or for them to actually be pansies.

The flip...

Senior Citizens Should Consider Car Leases LewRockwell

On last Saturdays Car Pro Show, we had a number of callers who identified themselves as senior citizens who were considering leasing for the first time.

I explained on the air that as we age, our mobility becomes more and more important and, frankly, precious.  For many seniors, they have never given much thought to leasing a vehicle, many grew up in a time this just wasnt done.  However, it should be considered, along with the purchase option.  It is wise to look at both in-depth to make the right decision.

Here are some of the reasons I think senior citizens should look at leasing their next vehicle:

1. Lower monthly payments.

There is no doubt if you are not in a position to pay cash for your next car, a lease will cost you less per month.  Depending on the vehicle and the incentives, at times the lease payment will be substantially lower.

2. Keep your cash.

Just about any lease can be done with little or no money down.  While certificates of deposit and other interest-bearing accounts are not paying huge dividends, for some people it gives them peace of mind to know where their money is.

3. More options.

With leasing, if the vehicle you chose turns out not to be right for you, it is easier and quicker to get out of a lease than a long-term finance contract.  Ive seen many cases of people suddenly needing something very different, like a mobility van and, again, getting out of a lease will be easier.  If leasing just did not work for you, you can purchase your lease car at any time.

4. Lower out of pocket expenses.

For most people who lease, over the term of a lease, you will only be out the lease payment, gasoline, insurance, and very minor things like a few oil changes and tire rotations.  Most wont even need to buy a set of tires.  Your leased vehicle will be under warranty for the entire time you have it, and some automakers even cover the cost of maintenance.

5. Having the latest features.

Cars are changing quickly and there is a race to see which automaker can perfect new safety features and creature comforts.  If you get on a lease cycle, meaning you lease, again and again, youll almost always have a safer car than the one before.  Vehicles today often have power lift gates and emergency stopping, will keep you in your lane, and warn you when someone is in your blind spot....

Get Proper Sleep LewRockwell

By Dr. Mercola

Lack of sleep has been scientifically linked to a wide array of health problems and is so common, its been identified as a public health epidemic by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A review of hundreds of sleep studies concluded that, as a general rule, most adults need somewhere between seven and nine hours or right around eight hours of sleep per night to maintain good health.

Your body, indeed every organ and even individual cells, contains biological clocks that regulate everything from metabolism to psychological functioning. Even half your genes have been shown to be under circadian control, turning on and off in cyclical waves.

All of these body clocks are synchronized to your master circadian clock, situated in your brain, which in turn is synchronized to the rising and setting of the sun, provided you dont confuse it with artificial lighting at night and/or insufficient sunlight during the day, that is. Over the long term, skimping on sleep which is a surefire way to dysregulate your circadian body clock can contribute to a whole host of chronic health problems.

Lack of Sleep Puts Your Health at Risk

Research has shown that insufficient sleep and/or poor quality sleep can increase your risk for:

Accidents at work and on the road

Getting less than six hours of sleep leaves you cognitively impaired. In 2013, drowsy drivers caused 72,000 car accidents in which 800 Americans were killed and 44,000 were injured.1 Even a single night of sleeping only four to six hours can impact your ability to think clearly the next day.

Weight gain

Getting less than seven hours of sleep per night has been shown to raise your risk of weight gain by increasing levels of appetite-inducing hormones.2

Diabetes

One 2015 study3 linked excessive daytime sleepiness with a 56 percent increased risk for Type 2 diabetes.

Depression

More than half of people diagnosed with depression also struggle with in...

If Youre Convinced Vaccines Are Safe LewRockwell

If youre convinced that vaccines are safe, youre not listening to the people whove lost a child after a round of vaccines was administered. The U.S. government set up a special court to hear vaccine injury cases, with reparation for select victims but no accountability for vaccine makers. If youre new to learning about vaccine risk, check out LearnTheRisk.orgChildhoodShots.com and TheWorldMercuryProject, three of many places where the truth is being told.

As the truth comes forth, will you laugh in the faces of the victims who have been vaccine damaged? Sudden infant death syndrome, seizures, allergies, brain swelling, skin conditions, eating disorders and neurological development issues are all sad consequences of failed vaccine policy in the U.S. and around the world. Every vaccine on the market today, no matter what its intended use, will burden a body, especially small bodies with lower blood volume and weight.

Vaccines use adjuvants to inflame the immune system and force it to respond to pathogens. The most popular adjuvant used in vaccines are aluminum salts. As Dr. Chris Exley demonstrates, after a vaccine is administered, immune-responsive cells quickly travel to the injection site and load up their cytoplasm with the antigen and aluminum salts from the vaccine. The immune-responsive cells then travel throughout the body, taking aluminum cations to unpredictable places, including the brain. When the vesicles undergo acidification, they will dissolve the enclosed aluminum salt. Biologically reactive A13+ aluminum cations rupture the membrane, entering the cell cytoplasm and causing cell death.

This is the first problem with vaccines; the aluminum that augments an immune response is traveling throughout the body and causing cell death, inflammation, and aluminum toxicity throughout the person. If youre convinced vaccines are safe, you dont understand the toxicity of compounding aluminum cations at the cellular level and the potential damage that occurs to the brain and immune system when aluminum-based vaccines are injected.

Vaccines use preservatives. One of the preservatives in some vaccines is a form of inorganic mercury called thimerosal. Researchers have studied thimerosal exposure on mammalian brains. While thimerosal clears from the brain quicker than organic forms of mercury, it also...

A New Way To Reduce Dreaded Belly Fat LewRockwell

There are multiple gadgets on the market that claim to help reduce tummy fat, but many are not scientifically proven and leave consumers disappointed. Now, a new approach developed by scientists in Asia may provide hope for those who want to reduce bulging tummy fat.

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have been able to reduce weight gain in mice on a high-fat diet while reducing their fat mass by more than 30 percent. They did this with an approach that combines an innovative way to deliver drugs, along with a drug that can turn energy-storing fat into energy-burning brown fat.

How the fat reduction approach works

This new fat reduction method centers on a skin patch that is made up of hundreds of micro-needles. These needles are all thinner than a human hair and are loaded with a drug called Beta-3 adrenergic receptor agonist or another medication called thyroid hormone T3 triiodothyronine. When the patch is pressed against the skin for just a couple of seconds, the thin needles detach from the patch and embed in the skin. The patch is then removed. The needles slowly degrade and the drug diffuses into energy-storing white fat underneath the skin before turning the fat into energy-burning brown fats.

The findings, published in the journal Small Methods, have opened up discussions about addressing worldwide obesity. The researchers involved in the discovery are now wondering if this approach could help the millions of people who are battling obesity without having to go through surgery or take medications that have serious side effects.

While the approach was carried out on mice and requires much more investigation, the promising results do give people who have tried countless fat reduction methods without success some hope. If you or someone you know is struggling to reduce tummy fat, learning as much as possible about the human body can be crucial. For instance, brown fats are the fats that are found in newborn babies. This fat helps to keep a baby warm; however, as we grow older, the amount of brown fats decreases and is replaced with visceral white fats. Visceral fat is the fat that is stored in the abdomen and several vital organs, including the liver and pancreas. When people store higher amounts of visceral fat, they are at an increased risk of a number of health problems. Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common issues associated with visceral fat.

Assistant Professor Xu Chenjie has said, The amount of drugs we used in the patch is much less than those used in oral medication or an injected dose. This lowers the drug ingredient costs while our slow-release design minimises its side effects.

The patch is painless and affordable

Chenjie and his team were determined to de...

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Sickening Reality Has Set In Worse than Watergate: Rep. Steve King Demands Congress #ReleaseTheMemo The Gateway Pundit

On Thursday night, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) joined the chorus of lawmakers demanding the classified FISA abuse memo be released. 

I have read the memo. The sickening reality has set in. I no longer hold out hope there is an innocent explanation for the information the public has seen. I have long said it is worse than Watergate. It was & . , tweeted King.

On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee quietly voted to make available to fellow House members a memo documenting abuse of the FISA program, reports Fox News Chad Pergram. Rep Lee Zeldin (R-NY) is demanding the secret memo be released immediately.

Just read the classified doc @...

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FISA Abuse Sean Hannity Interviews Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz and Sara Carter The Last Refuge

Fox News host Sean Hannity interviews Representative Jim Jordan, Representative Matt Gaetz, and the most recently hired Fox News contributor, Sara Carter, about the latest developments in the Obama Administrations FISA-702 surveillance scandal. . CTH would strongly warn everyone that Continue reading

14:36

CONFIRMED: Obama DOJ Used Information From Dossier Author Christopher Steele To Spy On Trump Campaign Official The Gateway Pundit

According to a new report, the Obama Justice Department relied on information obtained by former British spy, Christopher Steele, to spy on Trump campaign aide, Carter Page, during the final days of the 2016 presidential election.

Steele infamously compiled the discredited dossier detailing alleged sex acts performed by then-businessman Donald Trump inside a swanky Moscow hotel suite in 2013.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Congress is probing the Obama administrations decision to use research by an ex-British spy to justify, in part, surveillance of an associate of Donald Trump, as Republican scrutiny rises of law-enforcement actions during 2016 presidential campaign. In the final days of the campaign, the Justice Department used information from Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence official, as part of its request for a secret court order to monitor Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Mr. Trump and his ties to Russia, say people familiar with the matter. At the time, Mr. Steele was working for a research firm that was being paid by the Democratic Party and Hillary Clintons presidential campaign. He produced a 35-page dossier of salacious and unverified allegations involving Mr. Trump that the president has dismissed as false.

Steele, who was tasked with compiling the Trump dossier for opposition research firm Fusion GPS, recently admitted in court that the discredited document contains limited intelligence.

Steele also admitted part of his final December memo, was unvetted.

Such intelligence was not actively sought; it was merely received, Steele added.

In addition, a new report by the Washington Post reveals a senior FBI official shared intelligence with dossier author and former British spy Christopher Steele.

The...

14:21

WIKILEAKS Offers Reward Up to $1 Million for Access to FISA Abuse Memo #ReleaseTheMemo The Gateway Pundit

On Thursday a classified DOJ memo on the FISA abuse by top officials rocked Washington DC

The House Intel panels passage of New York Republican Rep. Peter Kings motion to release the FISA abuse memo to fellow House members has rocked Washington, D.C.

Lawmakers from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) have called for the classified memos immediate release.

According to Fox News contributor Sara Carter, the contents of the memo are so explosive,that it could end special counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe once and for all.

Rep. Matt Gaetz later told Sean Hannity, I believe people will go to jail. 

Tonight Wikileaks offered $1 million for access to the FISA abuse memo.

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14:05

Sean Hannity: I Have a Message Tonight for the Special Counsel Robert Mueller Your Witch Hunt Is Now Over (VIDEO) #ReleaseTheMemo The Gateway Pundit

Sean Hannity warns Special Counsel Robert Mueller Your witch hunt is now over.

The House Intel panels passage of New York Republican Rep. Peter Kings motion to release the FISA abuse memo to fellow House members has rocked Washington, D.C.

Lawmakers from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) have called for the classified memos immediate release. According to Fox News contributor Sara Carter, the contents of the memo are so explosive,that it could end special counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe once and for all.

Sean Hannity dropped a bomb on Special Counsel Robert Mueller tonight

Sean Hannity: Based on todays events I have a message tonight for Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Your witch hunt is now over. Time to close the doors It is more disturbing than we thought. And right now our sources are telling us that the abuse of power is far greater than Watergate What we are talking about tonight are the abuse of the powerful tools of intelligence that we use to spy on people. Those tools were used against an opposition candidate, and president elect and his entire team. And it was done not only under false pretenses but with the with help of Hillary Clinton. She bought and paid for the dossier that they filled with Russian lies

Via Hannity:

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BREAKING=> Rep. Matt Gaetz: I Believe This Will Not End Only With Firings I BELIEVE PEOPLE WILL GO TO JAIL #Muellergate #ReleaseTheMemo (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

The House Intel panels passage of New York Republican Rep. Peter Kings motion to release the FISA abuse memo to fellow House members has rocked Washington, D.C.

Lawmakers from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) have called for the classified memos immediate release. According to Fox News contributor Sara Carter, the contents of the memo are so explosive, that it could end special counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe once and for all.

Tonight Rep. Gaetz told Sean Hannity that not only will the release of this memo result in DOJ firing but that people will go to jail!

Rep. Matt Gaetz: I believe this will not end just with firings. I believe there are people who will go to jail. I was very persuaded by the evidence.

Via Hannity:

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12:56

Top Dossier Reporter Discovers Bizarre Contradiction In Testimony of Fusion GPSs Glenn Simpson The Gateway Pundit

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson might have even more explaining to do. The Daily Callers Chuck Ross, one of the leading reporters covering the Steele dossier scandal, discovered a discrepancy, between Simpsons House and Senate testimony relating to his relationship with banker Bill Browder.

Simpson first told Senate investigators that he met Browder prior to 2009. Later, he gave contradictory statements to House investigators, first claiming he had never met Browder, then saying he knew him from a while back while he was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal.

Very big discrepancy here in Simpsons Senate and House testimony. In Senate, says he met Bill Browder when he was with Wall Street Journal (pre-2009). He told House he didnt know who Browder was when he took up Prevezon case in 2013, tweeted Ross.

Simpson told Senate investigators, Ill add that, you know, Ive done a lot of Russia reporting over the years. I originally met William Browder back when I was a journalist at the Wall Street Journal when I was doing stories about corruption in Russia. I think the first time I him he lectured me about I was working on a story about Vladimir Putin corruption and he lectured me about how have Vladimir Putin was not corrupt and how he was the best that ever happened to Russia. There are numerous documents that he published himself, interviews he gave singing the praises of Vladimir Putin. At that time I was already investigating corruption in Putins Russia.

12:44

BOOM! GOP Lawmaker: Im Aware of Credible Evidence of Terrorist Infiltration Through the Southern Border Related to Las Vegas Shooting (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

ISIS operatives repeatedly claimed responsibility for the Mandalay Bay Las Vegas attack that left 58 Americans dead and over 500 more injured.

ISIS tripled down on the claim  in their al-Nabu weekly newsletter in October.

On Thursday Republican lawmaker Scott Perry (R-PA) told Tucker Carlson he was evidence ISIS may be involved in the deadly attack.

Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA): Recently Ive been made aware of what I believe to be credible evidence regarding potential terrorist infiltration through the southern border regarding this incident Twice before the attack ISIS warned the United States they would attack Las Vegas. In June and August. And then after the attack claimed responsibility four times Somethings not adding up Im just telling you I have received what I feel to be and believe to be credible evidence of a possible terrorist nexus...


WOW!

Via Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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12:43

No Lives Matter: Feinstein Warns That Government Shutdown Would Kill People But May Do It Anyway The Gateway Pundit

As the battle over the spending bill heads to the Senate to determine if the government will shutdown on Friday, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is still flip flopping on how she will vote despite claiming that a government shutdown would kill people.

The Democrat Senator told reporters in a Capitol Hill hallway that people die, accidents happen during government shutdowns.

Shutting down the government is a very serious thing. People die, accidents happen. You dont know. Necessary functions can cease, she said. There is no specific list you can look at and make a judgment: Well everything is going to be just fine. You cant make that judgment. So, I think its a last resort. And Im really hopeful we dont get to it.

Despite this admission of the dangers that come with a  shutdown, Feinstein still had not made up her mind about how she will vote. In fact, her position was changing throughout the day.

Democrats, including Feinstein, have been threatening to block the spending bill if Republicans do not include protections for illegal aliens protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. 

I said in December that I wouldnt vote for a CR without the Dream Act, and I wont do so now, Feinstein said in a statement on Thursday morning.

However, when questioned by reporters later in the day, Feinstein stated, I dont know how I would vote right now on a CR, OK?

Apparently when havin...

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People Like Oprah-- But Not As A Presidential Candidate... Although Better Her Than Trumpanzee DownWithTyranny!


Last Friday we looked at how sick voters have become of celebrities and CEOs and celebrity CEOs running for office-- and not just of Trumpanzee. One utterly clueless foreign betting firm was giving odds that Oprah Winfrey would win the Democratic presidential nomination. I should have bet! Democrats aren't going to be nominating the likes of Oprah, Mark Zuckenberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Mark Cuban, Tom Steyer, Carly Fiorina or Mike Bloomberg anytime soon. And that was confirmed by a new Morning Consult poll that found that "most voters do not think Oprah Winfrey should run for president in 2020" even though she'd "hold a narrow lead over President Donald Trump in a hypothetical head-to-head 2020 matchup." After her Golden Globe moment of grandeur, Morning Consult found that just 24% of respondents thought she should run-- as opposed to 59% who said she shouldn't. Although Democratic voters would prefer her over the odious Kirsten Gillibrand-- 44-23%-- most voters would prefer Bernie or Biden to Oprah.

Quinnipiac also released a new poll that may have some relevance for the 2020 election. [They also asked who they would vote for between Trumpanzee and Oprah and found Oprah ahead 52-39%-- "But American voters say 66 - 14 percent that electing a celebrity to the office of president is a bad idea."] But mostly Quinnipiac was trying to figure out how many voters have figured out that Seor Trumpanzee is batshitcrazy. The nation is split. Crazy people (45%) think Trump is just fine. Sane people (47%) recognize we have an insane "president." Most men think he's sane; most women have figured out that he's not. Regardless of his mental state, most voters, by a wide margin (57-38%) disapprove of how he's handling his job.
Trump is doing more to divide t...

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SH*T IS ABOUT TO HIT THE FAN: Ex-Secret Service Agent Warns Devastating FISA Memo Set To Expose Obama The Gateway Pundit

The House Intel panels passage of New York Republican Rep. Peter Kings motion to release the FISA abuse memo to fellow House members has rocked Washington, D.C.

Lawmakers from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) have called for the classified memos immediate release. According to Fox News contributor Sara Carter, the contents of the memo are so explosive, that it could end special counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe once and for all.

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino warned the release of the FISA report will destroy the image of his former boss Barack Obama.

Take it to the bank, the FBI/FISA docs are devastating for the Dems. The whole image of a benevolent Barack Obama theyve disingenuously tried to portray is about to be destroyed. The real Obama, the vengeful narcissist, is going to be exposed for all to see, tweeted Dan Bongino

My sincere apologies for the expletive but SHIT IS ABOUT TO HIT THE FAN. The former Obama administrations going to have a lot of explaining to do.

Take this check and cash it, the Democrats are in a full blown panic right now over the scandal thats about to become a nightmare for them. Watch them all scurry like roaches when the lights come on it.

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11:49

Religion and Decadence bensozia

From the interview Tyler Cowen (an agnostic) did with Ross Douthat (a conservative Catholic):

COWEN: When you see how much behavior Islam or some forms of Islam motivate, do you envy it? Do you think, Well, gee, what is it that they have that we dont? What do we need to learn from them? Whats your gut emotional reaction?

DOUTHAT: I think that Western civilization is decadent, and that decadence has virtuesamong them, the absence of the kind of massive bloody civil wars currently roiling the Middle East. But, at the same time, there is a sense in which, yeah, there are parts of Islam that are closer to asking the most important questions about existence than a lot of people are in the West. And asking important questions carries major risks and incites levels of extremism that weve tamped down and put away, but that desire for the extreme and the absolute and the truth about things that animates some of the best and some of the worst parts of Islam, I think its better for human beings to have that desire than not.
I like Cowen's question, but Douthat's answer get me to one of the things I dislike most about religion: the assumption that secular people are shallow, that they never think about the "important questions." I first encountered this in C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters, in which secular people are too obsessed with getting ahead or having fun to take things seriously, and the lower-ranking demon is instructed to make sure they stay too busy with one or the other to pause and reflect. Reflection is dangerous, the senior demon says, because it might lead people to God.

I find this dismissive and irritating. I am not particularly interested in either getting ahead or having fun, and I reflect continuously. I simply don't find that the teaching of half-mad Iron Age prophets provide a very complete understanding of the universe or my own place in it.

11:42

INTEL EXPERTS: Heads Will Roll When FISA Intel Memo Released Rosenstein and Ohr Fired Immediately (Video) The Gateway Pundit

The House Intel panels passage of New York Republican Rep. Peter Kings motion to release the FISA abuse memo to fellow House members has rocked Washington, D.C.

Lawmakers from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) have called for the classified memos immediate release. According to Fox News contributor Sara Carter, the contents of the memo are so explosive, that it could end special counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe once and for all.

Tonight Rep. Gaetz added that Rod Rosenstein and Bruce Ohr, the demoted agent at the Department of Justice, will be immediately fired after the memo is released.

Lou Dobbs and Chris Farrell from Judicial Watch discussed the explosive memo Thursday night on Lou Dobbs Tonight.

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10:48

WOW! Sara Carter Reveals FISA Memo Is So Explosive That It Could END Mueller Investigation The Gateway Pundit

The House Intel panels passage of New York Republican Rep. Peter Kings motion to release the FISA abuse memo to fellow House members has rocked Washington, D.C.

Lawmakers from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) have called for the classified memos immediate release. According to Fox News contributor Sara Carter, the contents of the memo are so explosive, that it could end special counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe once and for all.

Sara Carter reports:

A review of a classified document outlining what is described as extensive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse was made available to all House members Thursday and the revelations could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and Department of Justice, several sources with knowledge of the document stated. These sources say the report is explosive, stating they would not be surprised if it leads to the end of Robert Muellers Special Counsel investigation into President Trump and his associates. []

Congressional members are hopeful that the classified information will be declassified and released to the public.

We probably will get this stuff released by the end of the month, stated a congressional member, who asked not to be named.

But the government official, who viewed the document said it will be tough for a lot of people to see this and especially the media, which has been attempting to deemphasize the dossier. Its going to punch a hole in their collusion narrative.

On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee quietly voted to make available to fellow House members a memo documenting abuse of the FISA program, reports Fox News Chad Pergram. Rep Lee Zeldin (R-NY) is demanding the secret memo be released immediately.

10:37

POLITICO'S CONSPIRACY EXPERT IS WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING No More Mister Nice Blog

Politico has published an opinion piece by Joseph Uscinski titled "Why 'Girthers' Are the Biggest Losers." Uscinski is a political science professor at the University of Miami and a co-author of a 2014 book called American Conspiracy Theories. He lectures on the subject of conspiracy theories. So when he writes about conspiratorialism for Politico, you'd expect him to get everything right.

He doesn't. He gets nearly everything wrong.

Uscinski writes:

Why have Democrats become so prone to conspiracy theorizing about Donald Trump?
We haven't. Go on.
Even though Trump is said to be in fine health by his doctor, many of the presidents detractors believe the doctor is lying and that there is a conspiracy afoot to conceal the presidents true deteriorating condition.
No, really, we don't. We see undoctored photographs of him that reveal a 71-year-old man who's unmistakably out of shape. We read his own acknowledgment that he does nothing a reasonable person would call exercise. We see reliable accounts, from careful reporters and even Trump backers, of his shockingly unhealthy diet. We read stories in which doctors say on the record, based on data released by Trump's White House physician, that the president is at serious risk of a major coronary incident. If we're skeptical of the rosy picture painted by Trump's doctor, it's for good reasons.
After David Axelrod called Ronny Jackson, the White House doctor, a very good guy and straight shooter, Keith Olbermann asserted that Trump must have refused a presidential weigh-in and instead ordered Jackson to just guess my weight.
It was a tweet, from a political commentator who's skilled at tossing off barbed one-liners. It's not being offered as a definitive account of what happened.
The conspiracy theories about Trump ... may seem well-deserve...

10:08

Suspected Leaker Adam Schiff Desperately Tries to Distract From Firestorm Over Deeply Troubling House Intel Report The Gateway Pundit

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

Not one Democrat voted for transparency! Ranking House member Adam Schiff is in panic mode after GOP Reps. DeSantis, Gaetz, Zeldin and others immediately called for the damaging House Intel report to be declassified so the American public can finally see the truth about the Russia investigation.

The Intel report was so shocking Rep. DeSantis said it is deeply troubling and raises serious questions about the upper echelon of the Obama DOJ and Comey FBI as it relates to the so-called collusion investigation.

Rep. Ron DeSantis then called for the top secret document to be made public as it is a matter of national significance and the American people deserve the truth.

Rep. Matt Gaetz immediately came out swinging and called on Congress to release the shocking FISA memo that threatens democracy at its core.

He was VERY disturbed about the FISA memo he read earlier today and called for the leadership to hold a vote on the House floor in order to release key contents of this intelligence memo regarding the FBI, the Department of Justice and President Trump.

Suspected leaker and ranking House member Adam Schiff is desperate to distract from the firestorm.

Schiff immediately fired off a tweet to draw attention away from fellow House members calling for the FISA abuse to be made available for the public to see.

Adam Schiff tr...

09:56

CRAZED California AG Threatens CHARGES Against Employers Aiding ICE Raids On Illegal Aliens (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

In a shocking admission Thursday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D-CA) threatened his office will charge employees cooperating with ICE raids on illegal aliens.

Video credit: NTK Network 

NTK reports:

The Sacramento Bees Angela Hart asked Becerra if the attorney generals office would take legal action against employers who cooperate with ICE officials.

There are new laws in place in California now in 2018 with the advent of 2018. I mentioned two of them specifically, AB 450 and SB 54. AB 450 in particular deals with the workplace in particular and how we go about treating the information about the workplace and employees at the workplace by employers, []

Becerra then told the reporters gathered that ignorance of the new laws is not a defense. []

We will prosecute those who violate [California] law, the attorney general responded.

According to reports, the Trump administration is planning its biggest ever round up of illegal aliens.

SF Chronicle reports:

U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities in which federal officers would look to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people while sending a message that immigration policy will be enforced in the sanctuary state, according to a source familiar with the operation. []

The campaign, centered in the Bay Area, could happen within weeks, and is expected to become the biggest enforcement action of its kind under President Trump, said the source, who requested anonymity because the plans have not been made public.

The news comes amid Homeland Security head Kirstjen Nielsen telling the Senate Ju...

09:55

Rep Matt Gaetz on FISA Corruption Memo: Very Foundations of Our Democracy At Risk The Last Refuge

Washington, D.C.  Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today released the following statement after reviewing information from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, including a memo held in the Congressional Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) that contained previously-undisclosed information involving the Continue reading

09:33

The Public Must Have Access ASAP! GOP Rep. Demands Release of Bad Sources Detailed Inside FISA Abuse Memo The Gateway Pundit

On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee quietly voted to make available to fellow House members a memo documenting abuse of the FISA program, reports Fox News Chad Pergram. Rep Lee Zeldin (R-NY) is demanding the secret memo be released immediately. 

Just read the classified doc @HPSCI re FISA abuse. Im calling for its immediate public release w/relevant sourced material. The public must have access ASAP! .

Releasing this classified info doesnt compromise good sources & methods. It reveals the feds reliance on bad sources & methods, added Zeldin.

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) called the classified report compiled by the House Intelligence Committee is deeply troubling and raises serious questions as it relates to the Russian collusion investigation.

The classified report compiled by House Intelligence is deeply troubling and raises serious questions about the upper echelon of the Obama DOJ and Comey FBI as it relates to the so-called collusion in...

09:32

SHOCK REPORT: 3.6 Million DREAMERS in US Will Flip Florida, Arizona, Georgia, and North Carolina From Red to Blue! The Gateway Pundit

A recent study of DACA Dreamers found that most of these new Democrat voters reside in Republican states.

Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and Democrats are determined to pass amnesty for this group of illegal aliens.

And today a NEW REPORT found that there are actually 3.6 MILLION DREAMERS IN THE UNITED STATES!

According to previous numbers the DREAMER populations would put several states in play.

But that was with an original estimate of around 800,000 DREAMERS in the US.

This new report GUARANTEES that Florida, Arizona, Georgia and North Carolina will ALL TURN BLUE!

And TEXAS will be in play!

According to USCIS   with the 800,000 original number   there are significant populations in blue states:
379,000 Dreamers in California (a deep blue state)
30,000 in Washington
72,000 in Illinois
71,000 in New York
38,000 in New Jersey
30,000 in Colorado

And according to USCIS there are also significant numbers of Dreamer illegals in several red states:
211,000 in Texas
47,000 in Arizona
72,000 in Florida
41,000 in Georgia
47,000 in North Carolina

In 2016 President Trump won these red states by the following amounts:
Texas 807,179
Arizona 91,234
Florida 112,911
Georgia 211,141
North Carolina 173,315

President Trump was a very strong Republican candidate collecting more Republican votes than anyone in history.

DACA amnesty could give Arizona, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina to the Democrat Party.

And then once a Democrat is elected they will open the borders to millions more third world immigrants to vote Democrat.

This is what Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and Democrats want to happen.

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09:20

Pelosi Trembles and Shakes As She Calls GOP Plan a Bowl of Doggy Doo with a Cherry on Top (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Minority leader Nancy Pelosi shook and trembled today as she attacked Republican budget plan as a bowl of doggy doo with a cherry on top and call it a chocolate sundae.

The 77 year-old Democrat shook like a leaf as she spoke about chocolate sundaes.

The post Pelosi Trembles and Shakes As She Calls GOP Plan a Bowl of Doggy Doo with a Cherry on Top (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

09:03

House Intel Releases Transcript from Glenn Simpson Testimony The Last Refuge

The House Intelligence Committee, chaired by Representative Devin Nunes, released the 165 page transcript of Fusion-GPS founder Glenn Simpsons November testimony to the committee [Full Pdf Below]. Glenn Simpson (Fusion GPS) was hired by the Clinton campaign to conduct opposition Continue reading

08:51

Kim Kataguiri (o combatente das fake news) espalha fake news sobre o julgamento de Lula The Intercept

(Este texto contm atualizaes)

Kim Kataguiri e o Movimento Brasil Livre vm se dedicando a um hobby de inspirao trumpiana nos ltimos meses: denunciar as Fake News (notcias falsas). Assim como Donald Trump, o MBL adora apontar erros involuntrios ou tendncias desonestas da imprensa para rebater qualquer crtica sua atuao.

Por exemplo, quando o El Pas revelou que milhes de reais em doaes caam numa caixa preta controlada por uma famlia que r em 125 processos e tm uma longa ficha de crimes fiscais, integrantes do grupo se auto-proclamaram o movimento poltico mais perseguido do Brasil sem rebater propriamente as denncias.

Quando a Vice Brasil reportou que MBL manteve ligaes diretas com o site de propaganda enganosa (o que alguns chamariam de fake news) Jornalivre, o MBL negou vnculos diretos com o site. Fake news!

E quando a Folha mostrou que seus membros sem partido e combatentes dos cargos pblicos se beneficiam de empregos no governo, Kim chegou como um raio para desmascara[r a] matria canalha.

Na sua conferncia nacional no ano passado, at barrou e expulsou reprteres, para no arriscar a disseminao de falsidades. Fake news! Fake news!

Mas nesta semana, Kim Kataguiri se viu no espelho. O ativista compartilhou para seus 565.885 fs no Facebook um vdeo do canal Mame, Falei que denunciava manifestantes segurando bandeiras sindicais, virando barreira e seguindo em direo porta de um prdio oficial gritando as palavras de ordem a casa do povo. Acima, em letras garrafais, o MBL cravou: SINDICALISTAS INVADEM PRDIO PBLICO PARA TENTAR IMPEDIR CONDENAO DE LULA.

No post que acompanha o vdeo, Kim escreveu: Sindicalistas esto tentando impedir de todos os modos a condenao do Lula, mas no vo conseguir. FALTAM 9 DIAS! At a publicao deste texto, o vdeo foi visualizado 481 mil vezes. Ele tinha apenas um problema: a manifestao nada tinha a ver com o julgamento do ex-presidente. Mentira pura. Uma autntica Fake News.

Assista o vdeo:

...

08:49

BREAKING: Rep. Gaetz Calls on Congress to Release SHOCKING Secret FISA Memo That Threatens Democracy at Its Core (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Rep. Gaetz Warns Secret FISA Memo Threatens Democracy At Its Core Calls for Its Release

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) joined Liz Clamon Thursday on FOX Business Network to discuss an intelligence memo of a memo he was just given that involves the foreign intelligence surveillance program.

Rep. Gaetz told Liz,

The allegations contained in this important intelligence document go to the very foundations of our democracy and they require an immediate release to the public in my opinion.

Gaetz said he could not talk about the facts in the memo only his observation.

He was VERY disturbed about the FISA memo he read earlier today.

Rep. Matt Gaetz: I am calling on our leadership to immediately hold a vote on the floor of the house to make public the key contents of this intelligence memo regarding the FBI, the Department of Justice and President Trump.

Liz Claman: Would you recommend in calling for this vote it supersede the vote on the continuing resolution tonight? Be part of it, how would that work?

Rep. Matt Gaetz: We could to it simultaneously, anytime. The speaker could put on the floor a measure that would allow us to release to the public the critical allegations. I cannot stress how important they are in this memo. And they could put put it on the floor anytime. They could do it simultaneous with the continuing resolution.

08:45

Its Happening! Rep DeSantis: Classified Intel Memo Compiled by House Deeply Troubling and Raises Serious Questions About the Russia Investigation The Gateway Pundit

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is a ranking member of the House Intel Committee and has been very aggressive with Deputy AG Rosenstein to find out more information about the phony Hillary-funded dossier.

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

Shortly afterwards, DeSantis said the classified report compiled by the House Intelligence Committee is deeply troubling and raises serious questions as it relates to the Russian collusion investigation.

Rep. DeSantis then called for the highly top secret report to be made public because the American people deserve to know the truth.

WOW.

DeSantis tweeted, The classified report compiled by House Intelligence is deeply troubling and raises serious questions about the upper echelon of the Obama DOJ and Comey FBI as it relates to the so-called collusion investigation.

DeSantis then said, While the report is classified as Top Secret, I believe the select committee should, pursuant to House rules, vote to make the report publicly available as soon as possible. This is a matter of national significance and the American people deserve the truth.

08:41

NEW DETAILS INSIDE: House Intel Panel Releases Transcript of Fusion GPS Co-Founder Glenn Simpsons Testimony The Gateway Pundit

On Thursday, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released the transcript from its  interview with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson from last November.

Daily Callers Chuck Ross notes:

Though Simpson did not discuss clients, it was revealed in October that the Clinton campaign and DNC were the financial backers for Fusions dossier project. Perkins Coie, the law firm for the campaign and DNC, hired Fusion in May 2016 to continue an opposition research project on Donald Trump. []

Simpsons Senate transcript revealed little in the way of evidence supporting Steeles claims from the dossier. Simpson said that he believed Steeles allegations but largely avoided questions about specific claims made in the salacious document.

When asked by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) if Fusion GPS received information from former British spy Christopher Steele that was not credible, Simpson replied no.

Steele, who was tasked with compiling the Trump dossier for opposition research firm Fusion GPS, recently admitted in court that the discredited document contains limited intelligence.

Steele also admitted part of his final December memo, was unvetted.

Such intelligence was not actively sought; it was merely received, Steele added.

Josh Levy, an attorney for Glenn Simpson said in the closed-door interview over the summer that somebodys already been killed because of the Russia dossier.

On the su...

08:23

House Intelligence Committee Votes To Reveal The Big Ugly The Last Refuge

The House Intelligence Committee voted today to allow all congressional members to view a summary report of classified documents behind the Clinton Dossier. As Byron York writes in the Washington Examiner: At the committees meeting Thursday morning, Rep. Peter King, Continue reading

08:05

The Russian Historian Who Dug Too Deep Mining Awareness +


Yury A. Dmitriev, speaking at Sandarmokh, 5 August 2013, By Visem

Russian historian who exposed Stalins crimes faces enforced psychiatric testing Posted:Tue, 09 Jan 2018 08:37:49 -0500MOSCOW (Reuters) A Russian historian whose exposure of Soviet leader Josef Stalins crimes angered state officials is due to begin enforced psychiatric testing this week amid fears he will be falsely declared insane, his lawyer said on Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/HJUGB-nDGyM/russian-historian-who-exposed-stalins-crimes-faces-enforced-psychiatric-testing-idUSKBN1EY1JR

Yury Dmitriyev has been searching for the burial sites of the Stalinist regimes victims in Karelia since the late 1990s. Indeed, 1997 was a crucial year in this process. That was when an expedition of which he was a membe...

08:04

Senate Passes Warrantless Spying Reauthorization Bill Disobedient Media

The Senate voted to pass the extremely controversial bill which would reauthorize FISA, and which many claim would result in increased warrantless spying powers for an already grotesquely powerful NSA.

08:00

CRAZY PELOSI: God Bless the Illegal Alien DREAMERS and Their Parents For Bringing Them Here (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) once again proved she is on the side of the illegal invaders and against the American people.

On Thursday crazy Pelosi said in a presser God bless the DREAMERS then continued to praise the illegal alien parents for breaking federal law and bringing them here.

In response to being asked whether a DACA deal is worth shutting down the government, Pelosi immediately became condescending.

This is not a shut down over DACA. How many times do I need to say this? As I said, if there had never been one DACA, one DREAMER, thank God that there are. God bless them and their parents for bringing them here Pelosi said.

Have you ever heard Democrats say God bless the hard working tax paying American citizens?

Old bat Pelosi also referred to illegal alien DREAMERS as Californians during the presser. The Democrats dont even try to hide their lawlessness anymore. Nancy Pelosi praised invaders for entering the United States illegally then referred to them as American citizens.

The Democrats now believe in order to become an American citizen all you have to do is cross the border and refuse to leave. To hell with federal immigration laws. To hell with American citizens who pay billions of dollars for the invaders.

A leaked memo reveals Democrats absolutely need DREAMers in order to have future electoral success.

This is why the Democrats are fighting like hell for DACA recipients.

The median age of a DACA recipient is 23 years old. They are not hopeless babies and toddlers like the media would like you to believe.

Many DREAMers are of voting age and WILL VOTE DEMOCRAT. The ones who have yet to be of voting age will most certainly vote Democrat and permanently entrench the Democrat party.

President Trump MUST keep his campaign promise and deport DACA recipients or we can say goodbye to our voices.

VIDEO via Free Beacon:

The post CRAZY...

08:00

Trump And Ryan Can't Even Keep The Government Open, Though The GOP Controls Every Aspect Of Government DownWithTyranny!


Wednesday, the editors of the Boston Globe reminded their readers who are thinking about the government shutdown Trump seems to be engineering for tomorrow-- and pre-blaming on Democrats-- that "the Republican Party controls both houses of Congress and the presidency. If its leaders cant keep the governments lights on, despite unified control of Washington, it would be an unnerving commentary on the GOPs ability to handle the most basic tasks of governing... Anticipating the public backlash, Trump and some other Republicans are trying to divert blame to the minority Democrats. Its an odd tactic. Its true that many Democrats want no part of any deal unless it includes a separate proposal to protect the children of undocumented immigrants from deportation. But the Democrats dont run Congress."

Tuesday night Ryan and his team decided to start waving the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) under the noses of Democrats-- 6 years worth of renewal funds-- to try to get their support after the far right extremists of their own party, primarily members of the neo-fascist Freedom Caucus, said they won't back keeping the government open. The Democrats, however, want a DACA fix in the bill, something in-house White house fascist Stephen Miller has persuaded Trump to oppose.

North Carolina Nazi Mark Meadows bragged this week that "based on the number of noes and undecideds in the Freedom Caucus, theres not enough support to pass it with just GOP support in the House." In the kind of deep, deep red district that Meadows and other Nazis represent, primarily in the South, where no independents are needed for elections, no one cares who gets blamed for a shutdown in swing districts held by Republicans top north. And new polling shows that Trump and the GOP will be b...

07:25

President Trump Prepares to Exit NAFTA Corrupt GOPe Fight To Retain The Last Refuge

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is one of the key economic constructs where DC politicians show their UniParty corporate stripes. [Another is immigration usurpation]  The professional political class within both parties are aligned in common cause to retain Continue reading

07:21

John McCain Associate Connected To Steele Dossier Begs Judge To Seal Deposition For Personal Safety Reasons The Gateway Pundit

According to reports, Sen. John McCain associate, David Kramer, has asked a federal judge to seal the deposition he gave in a lawsuit connected to the now discredited Steele dossier. According to the Daily Callers Chuck Ross, Kramers lawyer, Aleksej Gubarev, believes releasing the deposition would create a media firestorm, jeopardizing his clients personal safety. 

The seemingly desperate request strikes an odd tone after lawyers for Glenn Simpson reportedly pressured Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to release the Fusion GPS founders interview transcripts with Congressional investigators. Why would Kramer, a figure undoubtably with a lower profile than Simpson, be more fearful for his life than the man at the center of the Steele dossier scandal?

Daily Caller reports:

David Kramer, a former State Department official and former director at the McCain Institute for International Leadership, filed a motion in federal court in Florida asking a judge for a protective order to block the public release of his deposition.

Kramer was deposed last month by lawyers for a Russian businessman suing BuzzFeed News for publishing the dossier. The lawyers for the businessman, Aleksej Gubarev, are interested in Kramer because he is one of just a few people known to have handled the dossier after it was completed by former British spy Christopher Steele and before its Jan. 10, 2017 publication. []

Kramer was interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee last month and has also met with the Senate Intelligence Committee. []

He asserted that Kramers deposition in the BuzzFeed lawsuit would reveal the extent of the Congressional Committees knowledge regarding the information provided by Mr. Kramer in closed-door sessions.

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson personally gave Senator John McCain (R-AZ) a copy of the now discredited dossier. Earlier reports suggested that McCain was made aware of the dossier from British associates, but was never in possession of the documents final draft.

A new book out by Guardian journalist Luke Harding [...

07:08

Elizabeth Warren Wants to Know Why a Banned Banker Is a Senior Adviser at the EPA The Intercept

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is questioning whether Albert Kelly, a senior adviser at the Environmental Protection Agency, is fit for his job. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, sent Kelly a letter requesting information from Kelly in light of The Intercepts December investigation that revealed he had been banned from the financial industry.

Given your troubled financial history, as well as your lack of experience in environmental policy and regulation, I am concerned that you served as Chairman of the Superfund Task Force and that you continue to serve as a Senior Advisor at the EPA, Warren wrote in the letter, first reported by The Intercept.

Before becoming an EPA senior adviser in May, Kelly was chair of SpiritBank, a community bank in Oklahoma that made loans to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Though Kelly had no experience with environmental issues, Pruitt hired him and tasked him with oversight of the agencys Superfund program just two weeks after the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation fined him $125,000 for making a loan not approved by the banking regulator. In July, he was banned from the banking industry for life.

In her letter Warren noted the significant financial losses SpiritBank experienced under Kellys leadership, as well as the banks inability to repay more than $21 million it received in federal funds through the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, both first reported by The Intercept.

The Superfund program manages clean-up of the countrys most contaminated areas and has a direct impact on Americans health and safety. Some 53 million people live within 3 miles of one of the more than 1,100 such sites around the country. And hundreds of the sites are at increased risk of flooding due to climate change.

As Warren noted, the programs budget has been on the decline since 1999, and the Trump administration has proposed slashing it even further. Given these financial struggles, Warren wrote, it is essential that the EPA personnel responsible for the Superfund program including the personnel making recommendations on the Superfunds future are capable of properly managing and allocating the programs finances.

Warren asked Kelly 14 detailed questions about his banking history and qualifications, including whether he was personally involved in the decision to approve a mortgage loan to Pruitt or a loan to buy a partial share of a local minor league baseball team. The senator also asked Kelly about his role in managing SpiritBanks TARP funding and responding to a 2012 FDIC consent order meant to stabilize the failing bank.

...

06:59

Freelance Journalists: Open Call For Submissions In February Shadowproof

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  • Indigenous Americans and the American legal system
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06:35

President Trump Economic Speech At The H&K Equipment Company Pennsylvania 3:00pm Livestream The Last Refuge

Today President Trump is scheduled to visit Allegheny County near Pittsburgh where he will deliver a speech on the economic agenda to an audience of H&K Equipment Company.  Additionally, and he is there to support the Republican candidate, Rick Saccone, Continue reading

06:35

Far Left Social Justice Warriors Vandalize Star Spangled Monument in Baltimore for MLK Day The Gateway Pundit

In 1918 children collected pennies to pay for the Star Spangled Banner monument in Baltimore.

In 2018 leftists defaced it.

The monument was defaced on Dr. Martin Luther King Day.

Far left social justice warriors vandalized the Star Spangled Banner Centennial Monument in Baltimore with red paint over the weekend.
The leftists also wrote Racist Anthem on the sidewalk by the statue.

CBS Local reported:

Baltimore historians are working to figure out the best way to remove paint from a delicate statue in Patterson Park after the statue, which honors the national anthem, was damaged by vandals earlier this week.

The Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Monument is still cloaked in red paint, and the clean up project is so delicate, it is now in the hands of historians, who are hoping to clean it without doing any further damage.

From bronze, to blood red.

A century-old statue commemorating the battle of Baltimore is wrapped up in a battle of its own after someone discovered it doused in red paint early Monday morning.

The words Racist Anthem were spray painted on the sidewalk in front of the statue, and that has already been scrubbed from the sidewalk.

Certainly we were disappointed that it had been targeted, but we understand freedom of expression, Jennifer Robinson, with Friends of Patterson Park. We just think that this conversation could be had in a more productive way.

Those who live nearby say they are absolutely disappointed.

Ive got tears in my eyes because its not a racial thing, its a children thing, said Ann-Louise Novak, who lives nearby.

The post Far Left Social Justice Warriors Vandalize Star Spangled Monument in Baltimore for MLK Day appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

06:25

As We Dethrone The Corporate State And Rule Of The Rich, We Must Also Rebuild Dandelion Salad

The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun Writer, Dandelion Salad January 18, 2018 The United States is a laboratory for democracy a centuries-long experiment in what does and does not work for people making decisions together. Moments of abject failure and soaring success punctuate long periods of disruption, shut-downs, and []

06:01

WTH? Deep State DOJ Claims a Glitch is to Blame For Missing Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting Docs The Gateway Pundit

An attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow is furious after the DOJ blamed a glitch for withholding missing Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting docs from the ACLJ.

How convenient. A glitch in the DOJs sophisticated software.

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed a FOIA lawsuit against the DOJ in order to obtain documents pertaining to the infamous Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting at Phoenix Intl airport in June of 2016.

The DOJ failed to turn over key documents according to ACLJ founder and Trump attorney, Jay Sekulow.

Sekulow and the ACLJ team sought to recover the key documents and the Deep State DOJ responded by saying a glitch prevented them from locating the documents.

Jay Sekulow reported on the missing tarmac meeting document via the ACLJ:

That document showed that within minutes of top officials in the AGs office getting media inquiries about then-Attorney General Lynchs surreptitious meeting with former President Clinton (in the final days of the DOJ/FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton), the DOJ alerted the FBI to the growing scandal.

We only learned about the DOJs lie and that it withheld this information from us as a result of a separate lawsuit we filed against the FBI for any do...

05:47

Red Robin eliminates all busboys because of minimum wage hike Fellowship of the Minds

A mark of irrationality is the refusal to conform ones belief and behavior according to compelling evidence. Im reminded of my faux-socialist friend erstwhile Stephanies immortal words, uttered in a fit of frustration when I proffered evidence contrary to her Continue reading

05:43

BREAKING: Newsweek Raided By Manhattan District Attorneys Office The Gateway Pundit

The headquarters of Newsweek was raided by the Manhattan District Attorneys Office Thursday morning. Investigators reportedly took photos of the magazines servers.

New York Post reports:

About two dozen investigators from the Manhattan District Attorneys Office raided the offices of Newsweek and its parent company, IBT Media, on Thursday.

IBT Media was co-founded by Jonathan Davis and Etienne Uzac. The IRS placed a $1.2 million federal tax lien against Uzac in December 2017.

The agents were said to be photographing servers in the offices, but not downloading any files at the offices at 7 Hanover Square, according to sources.

They appeared to be photographing the serial numbers on the machines, said a source.

Few details have emerged from the raid.

Looking into reports that the Manhattan District Attorneys Office @ManhattanDA raided Newsweek/IBT Offices today.sources say police have been there for hours. The DA has declined to comment, tweeted reporter Avi Asher-Schapiro.

Newsweek is also in the news Thursday after an insider told The Wrap editor Jon Levine that the magazine has abandoned journalism for rage clicks, in the Trump-era.

Newsweek was once a premiere media organization and an incredible springboard for young jou...

05:34

He Thought The End is Coming: Lawyer Offering Reward For Info On Seth Rich Murder Attacked Outside His Home The Gateway Pundit

Jack Burkman, the controversial lawyer offering a $130,000 reward for information on the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer, Seth Rich, was attacked outside his home Tuesday. 

Daily Caller reports:

Jack Burkman, who made headlines in 2016 by offering a $130,000 reward for information on the mysterious murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, was reportedly attacked Tuesday. Local police told The Washington Post they have not yet determined the perpetrators identity.

Burkman told WaPo he was returning from the grocery store when a man wearing a ski mask jumped out of a black SUV, sprayed him in the face with what appeared to be pepper spray, and hit him the head before speeding away. He added that he thought the end is coming, when he spotted the man coming up his driveway, and said the attack seemed professional, though he had trouble pinning down who exactly might have cause to attack him. []

Trump campaign official Rick Gates, who is under investigation for fraud and conspiracy due to his overseas lobbying activity, recently appeared in a video shown at a fundraiser that Burkman organized to raise money for his legal defense.

During the 2016 presidential election, Burkman made unsubstantiated claims to Radar Online, stating Rich leaked the DNC emails to Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower. Refusing to reveal who was the source of the explosive claim, Burkman told the gossip magaine, This is a very scared source so we had to talk them along and it took a while.

Weve confirmed the source and their identity and who they are, the GOP-connected lawyer added.

As reported by The Gateway Pundits...

05:30

UK appoints minister for loneliness to help people cope with sad reality of modern life Fellowship of the Minds

From MSN: Britain appointed a minister for loneliness on Wednesday to tackle what Prime Minister Theresa May described as the sad reality of modern life affecting millions of people. Tracey Crouch, a junior minister for sport and civil society, will Continue reading

05:29

India Conducts Fifth Test of Nuclear-Capable ICBM Mining Awareness +


From VOA: India Conducts Fifth Test of Nuclear-Capable ICBM
Last Updated: January 18, 2018 9:06 AM, by Anjana Pasricha
NEW DELHI  

India conducted the fifth test of its nuclear capable intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday from the Abdul Kalam Island off Odhisas coast in the east. The countrys most advanced missile, the Agni V, has a range of more than 5,000 kilometers, and will bring all of China within range when it is inducted into the armed forces. We have successfully launched nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-V today, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.

The Defense Ministry called the test a major boost to the countrys defense capabilities. The 17.5-meter-long, surface-to-surface missile which has been domestically developed, is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead of about 1.5 tons and is crucial in Indias efforts to develop an effective nuclear deterrence, according to defense analysts.

India is estimated to have about 120 to 150 nuclear warheads. It becomes very obvious from the perspective tha...

05:13

Trump Ends Protections for El Salvador Consortiumnews

El Salvador is the latest country targeted by the Trump administrations termination of protections for people under TPS, which provides relief for migrants fleeing humanitarian crises, reports Dennis J. Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein On Monday, January 8, the Trump

05:07

Much "Consensual" Sex is Non-Consensual #MeToo and the Muddy Middle Ground of Social Communication DownWithTyranny!

Comedian Aziz Ansari on women who don't go out with nice geeky guys like him. Listen to this brief excerpt, then read below what this "nice geeky guy" is really like on a date.

by Gaius Publius

To understand my headline, read the following short excerpts from Elizabeth Bruenig on the problem women have when men occupy the "social signals" middle ground between rape and "taking no for an answer," then read how that works in practice via an account of a date between "Grace" (not her real name) with comedian Aziz Ansari.

That middle ground is where much of the #MeToo action is, and it gives the lie to our black-and-white thinking about "Just say No" when it comes to sexual assault.

Note: This is not primarily about whether or not Aziz Ansari is a bad person, nor about the degree to which Grace caused her own problem. It's about what happens on dates when people are unfamiliar with each other, how much of the communication between them is social and non-verbal, why painful aggressions aren't always escalated to police reports, and how all of this plays into the #MeToo movement.

This is also not about "these modern times" and "kids today." Using social signals to communicate is broadly characteristic of our species, has been for millennia, and is not just an aspect of "these times." The only thing that's new to us now is that sexual interaction is much less rigidly constrained and much more a social activity, as well as a personal one than it was through most of the last century. Cultures in which sex was similarly social and patriarchy was similarly constrained (cultures without droit du seigneur practices, for example) would have evidenced these same species-specific problems.

The "Social Signals" Middle Ground

Elizabeth Bruenig, writing in the Washington Post, says this about sex as an intimate social act:
One of the principal outcomes of the sexual revolution was to establish that sex is just like any other social interaction nothing taboo or sacred about it, no big deal. [Atlantic writer Caitlin] Flanagan points out [here] that, in her day, women were advised to slap men or jump out of cars or scream and shout in order to bri...

05:07

Hungarian Police Have Warrant Out for Former Trump Adviser Sebastian Gorka The Gateway Pundit

Hungarian police have a warrant out for former Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka.

Gorka told Buzzfeed when asked about the warrant, Dont waste your time I dont talk to Buzzfeed.

The charges may be gun related.

Buzzfeed reported:

Former Trump White House staffer Sebastian Gorka has an active warrant out for his arrest in Hungary, according to the Hungarian polices website.

Gorka, whose exact role in the White House while serving as a deputy assistant to the president was never entirely clear, apparently is in trouble with the law over a charge of firearm or ammunition abuse. The warrant, first reported in Hungarian online outlet 444, was issued on Sept. 17, 2016, prior to Trumps election.

That means that during the entire seven months Gorka spent in the White House, including when meeting with Hungarian Foreign Minister Pter Szijjrt in Washington last March, an arrest warrant was pending overseas

Gorka declined to comment. Dont waste your time, he said when reached by phone. I dont talk to BuzzFeed, thank you. After this storys publication, Gorka noted on Twitter that he moved to the US in 2008 while not denying that the warrant exists.

Hat Tip Bill

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04:41

Info Suggests Documents Catastrophically Bad For Dems: Leaks Dry Up After Adam Schiff Reviews FISA Abuse Proof The Gateway Pundit

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

With 435 House members, the likelihood of details from the memo leaking are high. And so are the stakes. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) voted against the motion after reviewing the memo last week. Is this why the leaks have all but dried up?

Fox is told that while the Intel Cmte voted in favor of the Simpson transcript, Democrats blocked the release of other documents. The committee has also voted on a motion by Rep. Pete King (R-NY) to make available to all House members a memo documenting abuse of the FISA program, tweeted Pergram.

Washington Examiners Byron York called passage of the motion a Major development.

Motion was approved on party-line vote. Info in report is classified, so report will be available for House members to read in secure room, tweeted York.

04:26

Brilliant! TRUMP Visits Pentagon Explains How Democrat Shutdown will Hurt Military (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

President Trump puts blame on Democrats for government shutdown where it belongs.

Upon arriving at the Pentagon prior to his meeting with General Mattis and other military officials, President Trump addressed reporters by saying,

But again, the group that loses big would be the military, and were never letting our military lose at any point. Were going to fund our military, were going to have a military that weve never had before because weve just aboutjust about never needed our military more than now. Thank you very much

Trump is meeting with military leaders today at the Pentagon.

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04:15

THE WORLD HATES US, AND I'M SURE THE #MAGA CROWD CONSIDERS THAT A FEATURE, NOT A BUG No More Mister Nice Blog

It would be nice to think that the administration and its backers would find this troubling:

One year into Donald Trump's presidency, the image of U.S. leadership is weaker worldwide than it was under his two predecessors. Median approval of U.S. leadership across 134 countries and areas stands at a new low of 30%, according to a new Gallup report.

The most recent approval rating, based on Gallup World Poll surveys conducted between March and November last year, is down 18 percentage points from the 48% approval rating in the last year of President Barack Obama's administration, and is four points lower than the previous low of 34% in the last year of President George W. Bush's administration.



But I've watched right-wingers for years, and trust me, they won't be upset. If Barack Obama was well regarded by the world, then obviously being well regarded by the world is a bad thing. That's what they'll tell us. They'll say that the world's goodwill derives from "bowing" and going on "apology tours" on the president's part, and who wants any of that?

They'll also tell us that if other countries don't like us anymore, it's because now they respect and fear us. Never mind the fact that many of these countries are countries we don't want to fear us -- they're our allies:
Out of 134 countries, U.S. leadership approval ratings declined substantially -- by 10 percentage points or more -- in 65 countries that include many longtime U.S. allies and partners.

Portugal, Belgium, Norway and Canada led the declines worldwide, with approval ratings of U.S. leadership dropping 40 points or more in each country.
The #MAGA crowd thinks those countries are all cesspools of socialism, so this will be shrugged off.

A Pew poll last summer had similarly bad numbers, and there was no distress on the right. But I guarantee you that if the numbers were up, we'd never hear the end of it, especially f...

03:59

Trump Administration Transforms ICE Into Tool For Political Repression Shadowproof

Immigration and Customs Enforcement appears to be escalating its targeting of immigrant rights activists for deportation.

Since President Donald Trump was inaugurated, there have been at least ten prominent cases where immigrants involved in community activism were deported or faced an increased threat of deportation.

Ravi Ragbir, who is the executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, checked in with ICE on January 11. He was detained and transferred to a jail in Miami. It immediately sparked a protest that was attacked by New York police, who arrested several people including city council members. Ragbir is from Trinidad and Tobago and has been in the United States for 25 years.

As Adam Klasfeld of Courthouse News reported, Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan Waterman declared during a hearing on January 16 that Ragbir was detained to effect removal. What we dont know is why they did it now.

Ragbirs defense won a victory on January 17. ICE plans to transfer Ragbir back to New York, though he will remain in detention.

New York City immigration rights activist Jean Montrevil, also involved in running the New Sanctuary Coalition, was deported to Haiti on January 16. He lived in the U.S. for more than three decades. Although he served an 11-year prison sentence for cocaine possession, he had no problems with the criminal justice system for several years and was raising four children.

Montrevil described on Democracy Now! how he received no prior notification from his lawyer. My case was still in court. It seemed like it was something well organized between the ICE and the [Board of Immigration Appeals]. And they deported me to Haiti.

It was very hard travel. I dont know how to tell you, that it was very hard. Imagine staying up for two days straight, with no food and shackled up and with no explanation, Montrevil added.

When Montrevil went for his first check-in under Trump in June, he was handcuffed and processed for deportation. Protests helped discourage ICE from going through with his removal.

Both Ragbir and Montrevil were at the forefront of efforts in New York to challenge the deportation machine that the Trump administration inherited and has kicked into overdrive.

Maru Mora-Villalpando received a notice from ICE to appear before an immigration judge. She is from Mexico City and leads an organization known as Northwestern Detention Center Resistance. It was launched in 2014 to protest a private immigrant detention facilit...

03:53

Let The Leaking Begin=> House Intel Panel Quietly Votes To Release Proof of FISA Program Abuse To Congress The Gateway Pundit

On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee quietly voted to make available to fellow House members a memo documenting abuse of the FISA program, reports Fox News Chad Pergram. With 435 House members, the likelihood of details from the memo leaking are high. And so are the stakes. 

Washington Examiners Byron York called passage of the motion a Major development.

Motion was approved on party-line vote. Info in report is classified, so report will be available for House members to read in secure room, York added.

Why is the motion passage so important?

Report contains answer to question of whether FBI/DOJ used Trump dossier to secure FISA warrant to spy on Americans, plus other issues. Now, whole House can know.

...

03:38

Red Francis Honors Dutch Abortion Activist with Pontifical Medal of Knighthood The Gateway Pundit

Pope Francis honored Dutch politician and abortion activist Lilianne Ploumen with the pontifical medal of knighthood.

Ploumen is a longtime abortion activist.

Breitbart.com reported:

Pope Francis has conferred the title of Commander of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great on Lilianne Ploumen, a Dutch politician and vocal agitator for abortion rights.

Last year, Ploumen founded a pro-abortion organization called She Decides, which offers funding and support for international NGOs that provide, facilitate or campaign for abortion.

In an email to the Catholic Herald, Ms. Ploumen said that she was very honoured by the pontifical medal, which was sent via the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs last month.

In an interview with Dutch radio, Ploumen said she views the honor as a sign of the popes progressivism, as well as acknowledgement for her work in supporting abortion rights.

Ms. Ploumen said that the award came after much personal investment in contacts with the Vatican, which she defined as lobbying.

Last July Pope Francis, who supports socialism, said America has a distorted view of the world.

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03:18

SORRY CRAZY LIBERALS=> Heres Proof that the SURGING ECONOMY is All Due to POTUS TRUMP The Gateway Pundit

Although President Trump has not yet been in office for a full year, his first year in office is already the greatest year in stock market history! On Wednesday it got even better.

On Wednesday the Dow hit another all time high closing at 26,115. This is the 95th all time high in the Dow since President Trump won the 2016 election. Its also the first time in US history that the Dow surpassed 26,000.

Since the 2016 election the Dow is up more that 42%! The Dow on November 8th, 2016 closed at 18,333. After todays close the Dow is up 7,780 points since the election. This is the largest point increase in this amount of time in Dow history. This has never happened in the more than 100 years in the Dow.

But the liberal media wants you to believe these records are due to Obama?

This is not just biased. It is completely false.

Obama had the worst economic numbers since the Great Depression.

The record stock market run began THE DAY AFTER Trump was elected president.

The corrupt media is completely lying to you.

And heres the proof.

Via Reddit The Donald

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03:16

Trump Administration Tells Puerto Rico Its Too Rich for Aid Money The Intercept

Means testing has now come to disaster aid and it only applies to Puerto Rico.

When Congress passed a $36.5 billion disaster relief bill to bolster rebuilding efforts in several wildfire and hurricane-damaged areas in October, it shortchanged Puerto Rico, giving it a $4.9 billion loan instead of the grant that other areas received. Now, it appears the debt- and hurricane-ravaged island wont even get that money.

First reported in El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Ricos daily newspaper, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Treasury Department informed the Puerto Rican government on January 9 that they will not disburse the loan through the Community Disaster Loans Program, after finding that Puerto Rico had a cash balance on December 29 of last year of $1.7 billion for ongoing operations. The letter also cited $6.875 billion scattered in various local government accounts. Since the loan was intended to fill in a gap in day-to-day funding, FEMA determined Puerto Rico does not need the money at this time.

Funds will be provided through the CDL Program when the Commonwealths central cash balance decreases to a certain level, wrote FEMA official Alex Amparo and Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary Gary Grippo. They didnt specify that level but added that municipalities could also apply for loans.

Theres no question that the Puerto Rican government has lacked fiscal transparency. But the very fact that Puerto Rico must receive assistance as loans rather than grants, unlike any other entity receiving disaster assistance, is bad enough. That the island is being treated like a welfare recipient found to have too much money in its bank account takes it to another level. Among U.S. territories suffering from catastrophe, only Puerto Rico is being means-tested.

Puerto Rican working families continue to be treated as second-class citizens by the Trump administration and Congress, said Hctor Figueroa, president of the Service Employees International Unions Local 32BJ, in a statement. Despite being unable to carry out many vital functions, Puerto Rico is deemed by these federal agencies as not poor enough to qualify for emergency loans.

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02:30

Alec Baldwin calls renunciation of Woody Allen unfair and sad Fellowship of the Minds

Apparently Alec didnt receive the memo that every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported. From Hollywood Reporter: After actors Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Hall pledged to donate their salaries from their work on Woody Allen Continue reading

02:19

Syria - Tillerson Announces Occupation Goals - Erdogan Makes Empty Threats Moon of Alabama

For a few days now Turkey has threatened to invade Afrin (Efrin), a Kurdish held canton in the north-west of Syria. Afrin (topographic) bigger yellow - Kurdish control, grey - Turks, red - Syrian government, green - al-Qaeda The threat...

02:17

FBI Loses ALL Credibility=> Is Now Investigating Whether Russians Gave Money to NRA to Help Trump The Gateway Pundit

The FBI has lost all credibility.

The Mueller witch hunt is now focusing on the NRA and whether Russia gave them money to support Donald Trump during the 2016 election.

Muellers team leaked this new angle to the liberal media today.

After more than a year of spying on Donald Trump, his campaign, his administration, his Transition team, the FBI has found NO EVIDENCE of Russia collusion.

But they know the left HATES the NRA and Trump and so they leaked this crap to whip up American left.

Again Where the hell is Jeff Sessions?

McClatchy reported:

The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy.

FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the activities of Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russias central bank who is known for his close relationships with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and the NRA, the sources said.

It is illegal to use foreign money to influence federal elections.

Its unclear how long the Torshin inquiry has been ongoing, but the news comes as Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Muellers sweeping investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including whether the Kremlin colluded with Trumps campaign, has been heating up.

All of the sources spoke on condition of anonymity because Muellers investigation is confidential and mostly involves classified information.

A spokesman for Muellers office declined comment.

Disclosure of the Torshin investigation signals a new dimension in the 18-month-old FBI probe of Russias interference. McClatchy reported a year ago that a multi-agency U.S. law enforcement a...

02:09

Christian Group That Pushed Bathroom Bills Is Taking Anti-Transgender Fight to Prisons The Intercept

Two transgender prisoners are allowed exercise time separated from the main prisoner population in May, 2010.

01:22

Figures. CNNs Dr. Gupta Misdiagnosed Trumps Health Presidents Calcium Levels Below Normal #FakeDiagnosis The Gateway Pundit

It figures.
At least theyre consistent over there.

On Tuesday White House Dr. Ronny Jackson delivered President Trumps medical results to anxious left-wing reporters in the White House press room.

Medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta told the CNN audience that based on the presidents calcium scores President Trump CNN predicted the president will have a heart attack or heart disease in 3-5 years.

Gupta said Trump has heart disease based on his test results.


Now this

Dr. Andrew Bostom also looked at the presidents test results and calcium levels.

According to Dr. Bostom President Trumps calcium level is BELOW THE MEDIAN level.



TV Dr. Sanjay Gupta was wrong by a mile.

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01:00

Running with the Shadows of the Right Matt Forney

NOTE: This article was originally published at Right On on July 29, 2016. Im re-posting it here as the site is now defunct.

Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night while protesters howled outside the DNCs security fence. Unfortunately, I couldnt watch much of it, as antifas spotted, stalked and threatened me for several blocks.

As Im writing this, the first woman to ever be nominated by a major party as a presidential candidate is giving her phony, shrill, herpes-laced acceptance speech. Turns out that a lady can really go places when she shacks up with a former president. Outside the Democratic National Convention, angry Bernie Sanders supporters and a horde of other unsavory groups are gnashing their teeth, chanting every cliched slogan in the book while police stand ready for crowd control.

My own involvement in this story is limited: my attempt to film the protests at FDR Park ended almost immediately after it began, when antifas spotted and stalked me for several blocks. I had to ask cops to intervene twice to get them to back off. The best part was that I captured it all on video: you can see it here. While I wasnt hurt, the antifas severely hampered my ability to stream for Red Ice (check out their stream here).

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00:57

CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE, 2018 EDITION No More Mister Nice Blog

Portions of an interview with EPA chief Scott Pruitt appeared on the CBS Evening News last night. Pruitt, of course, sought to justify his pro-industry bias.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told CBS News that a partnership with "industry" is necessary in order for the agency to protect the environment.

"This paradigm that says we have to choose industry over the environment or the environment over industry is the old way of thinking," Pruitt told CBS News' chief White House correspondent Major Garrett in an interview Wednesday.

"Now that serves political ends but it doesn't serve the environment because I will tell you this: to achieve what we want to achieve in environmental protection, environmental stewardship, we need the partnership of industry," he added.
Watch the segment, or at least watch it up through Pruitt's first statement.



So we spent the past year trying to achieve regulatory certainty, regulatory clarity, to make sure that people knew what was expected of them so they could invest, achieve good outcomes for the environment.
Just from looking at his career, we know Pruitt is lying about his concern for the environment. But notice his use of the word "people." When Pruitt says "people," he means "corporations." He means "industry executives." He's in a job in which he's supposed to serve all Americans, but his identification with industry is so absolute that, in his mind, the word "people" doesn't refer to the overall populace. It refers only to corporations and their officers.

At the end of the clip he uses the word "people" again, also in the course of feigning concern for the environment:
And I will tell you, if we have companies, industries, citizens, who violate the law, we're going to prosecute them. But we should not start from the premise that all people are that way, or all industry is that way.
Again who are the "people"? For Pruitt, "all people are that way" is equivalent to "all industry is that way."

Mitt Romney said, "Corporations are people." Scott Pruitt throws in a reference to "citizens" in that last soundbite. But there's no reason to believe that he thinks are people are people. We're certainly not the people for his purposes.

00:51

Brrr So Much for Global Warming Junk Science US Has Snow Cover in All 50 States The Gateway Pundit

The US has snow in all 50 states today.

The last time this happened was in 2010.

Liberals will tell you this has nothing to do with global warming. Just like the record cold temperatures across the US this winter.

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00:50

Marylands Big Money Politics- Hogan Shatters a Record Modern Liberty

If Marylands Gubernatorial race can be compared to sports, yesterday, pitchers and catchers reported for Spring Training. We now have our first, real, tangible insight into the race for Governor: campaign finance disclosures. Sure, math and money may not be the sexiest topics, but, more than just a number on a page, the disclosures tell us about the relative health of campaigns going forward. If yesterdays disclosures are any indication, Governor Larry Hogan is off to a commanding lead, but that this will likely be one of the most expensive political cycles in Marylands history.

Full disclosure: Ive donated to Governor Hogan. You can find out more about his campaign here.

Hogan Sets a Record

Governor Larry Hogan posted a record-shattering (by our review of past campaign account numbers) eight million dollars cash-on-hand with Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford pulling in a million in his account. That gives the Hogan re-election bid a net of right-around nine million dollars coming into election year.

For reference, we looked back at previous Gubernatorial races. Martin OMalley, the last Democrat to govern Maryland, looks to have had about five million dollars on-hand on his best fundraising day. Its important to note that we are using the cash-on-hand number in this article because, in our view, its the only one that matters at this stage. In January of a Federal Midterm election year, very few people are paying attention to politics. What this means is that no matter what youve spent already, most of that is just prologue to whats really needed going forward, especially to challengers: positive name identification.

So, how do Governor Hogans challengers line up?

Former NAACP Chairman and Bernie Sanders-endorsed Ben Jealous has $398k. Prince Georges County Executive and current frontrunning Democrat (according to extremely early polling) Rushern Baker has $631k. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has $2M. Lawyer Jim Shea has $1.3M. DC-native Krish Vignarajah has $272k. Author Alec Ross has $445k.

By our rough math, the Democrats have a combined total of a little over five million dollars between them. Obviously, thats a bunch of cash, but its still about four million dollars shy of Hogans massive campaign chest. Practicall...

00:42

Jerry Seinfeld: What you want in a pancake is to have the consistency of young human flesh Fellowship of the Minds

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is a web series talk show directed and hosted by actor-comedian Jerry Seinfeld, which premiered on July 19, 2012, on digital network Crackle. In 2018, after nine seasons on Crackle, the show moved to Netflix. Episodes Continue reading

00:37

Democrats Are Putting 800,000 Illegal Immigrants Ahead Of Active Duty Military Members The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Mike LaChance at American Lookout:

Democrats are threatening a government shutdown which will affect active duty military members. Democrats care more about illegal immigrants than our soldiers.

The Daily Caller reports:

Dems Think 800,000 Illegal Immigrants Are Worth Forcing Active Military To Go Without Pay

Democrats are threatening to hold national security hostage, potentially costing the economy billions and forcing hundreds of thousands of federal government employees to go without pay in exchange for securing legal protections for 800,000 illegal immigrants.

Congress has three days to strike a deal to keep the government funded through October. If members fail to come to an agreement by Jan. 19, all non-essential government employees and active U.S. Military personnel will be working with out pay (including troops currently deployed). Funding for agencies like federal museums or national parks will also be cut off.

Congressional Democrats are apparently content with allowing military and law enforcement personnel to go without pay to secure protections and benefits for illegal immigrants and members of their extended families.

As the clock ticks closer to the Friday deadline, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi arent backing away from their demands to tie a legislative solution to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to the must-pass spending bill.

The media is helping Democrats by being silent on this issue.

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00:23

Today's World Economic Number bensozia

Bloomberg:

Between 2000 and 2015, global clothing production doubled, while the average number of times that a garment was worn before disposal declined by 36 percent. In China, it declined by 70 percent.
These numbers, along with new technologies that make it cheaper to make new cloth than to recycle old, has people worried that more and more clothes are going to end up in landfills.

00:12

An Amazon bensozia

Roman copy of a Greek original from the 5th century BCE.

00:12

Who's Turning Against Trump? Women bensozia

From the Atlantic's account of a big new poll from SurveyMonkey:

Layering in gender and age underscores voters retreat. Trump in 2016 narrowly won younger whites. But he now faces crushing disapproval ratings ranging from 62 percent to 76 percent among three big groups of white Millennials: women with and without a college degree, and men with a degree. Even among white Millennial men without a degree, his most natural supporters, Trump only scores a 49-49 split.

Trumps support rapidly rises among blue-collar white men older than 35 and spikes past two-thirds for those above 50. But his position has deteriorated among white women without a college degree. Last year he carried 61 percent of them. But in the new SurveyMonkey average, they split evenly, with 49 percent approval and 49 percent disapproval. His approval rating among non-college-educated white women never rises above 54 percent in any age group, even those older than 50. From February through December, Trumps approval rating fell more with middle-aged blue-collar white women than any other group.
Among minority men, Trump's position is essentially unchanged or has even improved slightly; I guess nothing he has said has surprised them. But minority women hate him:
Among African Americans and Hispanics, reactions to Trump depend more on gender than age or education. In every age group, and at every level of education, about twice as many African American men as women gave Trump positive marks. In all, 23 percent of black men approved of Trumps performance versus 11 percent of black women. The outlier here isnt [black] men its [black] women, where you have near-universal disapproval of Trump, said Cornell Belcher, a Democratic pollster who studies African American voters. Still, black men are one of the few groups for which Trumps 2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share.
When it comes to race, I think Trump represents a defensive spasm from the past, which is slowly disappearing. That anti-racist protesters always hugely outnumber the racists in any recent confrontation shows me that things will continue to move in the same direction. The nation's dramatic shift over the Civil War and its commemoration seems to me an important sign; heck, as Youtube recently reminded me, in my lifetime radical leftist Joan Baez recorded "The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down."

I think developments in the war of the sexes are potentially more explosive. I will bet now that the 2020 election produces the biggest gender gap in US voting history; that is certainly what the polls predict. Trump's election seems to have crystallized feminist discontent with men of a certain sort, and you see that discontent bursting out all over.

I regard these co...

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Making Bannon Snitch On Trumpanzee DownWithTyranny!


Tuesday I was in a hospital waiting room with a TV tuned to CNN when Bannon waddled into a closed door congressional hearing. I noticed that "Sloppy Steve" was wearing a coat and tie. I didn't know he owned a tie. Maybe he borrowed one. That night it was all over the news that he refused-- for 10 hours-- to answer any substantive questions from members of the House Intelligence Committee, even after they served him with a subpoena. Democrat Adam Schiff described the escapade as "a gag order by the White House." Even after the subpoena was served, according to Schiff, Bannon "was instructed by the White House to refuse again to answer any questions concerning the time during the transition and his time in the administration... The scope of this assertion of privilege-- if thats what it is-- is breathtaking. It goes well beyond anything weve seen in this investigation." The White House once again claimed it is fully cooperative with the Putin-Gate investigation.

Bannon confirmed that last week he had been served with a subpoena by Mueller and that he would cooperate with that investigation, further infuriating members of the Intelligence Committee, including Republicans. With Intel Committee chair Devin Nunes recused from participating, acting head Mike Conaway (R-TX) adjourned the hearing with the proviso it would be back in session-- with Bannon-- today.

So what do Mueller the congressional investigators want from Bannon? He was part of the regime when Trump decided to fire Comey. They want him to help them prove the very likely obstruction of justice charges in the impeachment process. The Daily Beast's Betsy Woodruff reported that "executive privilege-- the presidents right to keep certain information from the public so he can have frank conversations with ai...

Thursday, 18 January

23:30

Baltimores rising violence claims the lives of seven students from same school Fellowship of the Minds

Mayor Catherine Pughkeeping the city moving forward and taking control of what happens in your neighborhoods. From Fox News: A growing number of students at a Baltimore high school for troubled or vulnerable youth are missing out on a second Continue reading

19:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!


-by Noah

The picture for this meme has been used for several memes, but, after Seor Trumpanzee's "Shithole Explosion," I had to take another look at it and add my own caption to it.

Having worked in the music business, I couldn't help remembering a similar pose by another group of Germans, and I don't mean German-Americans. In this case, I'm talking about real Germans, Kraftwerk, the pioneering innovators of the electronic music. Kraftwerk, as you can see, liked to play with very germanic imagery. If you google the band, you can see a lot more. They did it with a kind of tongue in cheek attitude. Apparently, the Trumps are playing with the same style, but, most likely, for different reasons.



There was also the album cover of the classic Meet The Beatles album with its dramatic cover photo by the band's German friend, photographer Astrid Kirschnerr who they had met in their Hamburg days.

17:49

Sean Hannity Has New Nickname for CNN: The S***HOLE NETWORK The Gateway Pundit

Top rated Fox News host Sean Hannity called rival cable network CNN the S***HOLE NETWORK in the Opening Monologue on his show Wednesday night in honor of CNN saying the phrase on air almost two hundred times last Friday after President Donald Trump was accused of saying the phrase (which he denies) about certain countries during a recent Oval Office meeting with lawmakers about immigration reform. CNN also constantly used the phrase unedited on screen in large letters during newscasts and on its twitter feeds.

Hannitys new nickname for CNN was quite popular. A sample:

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17:14

Butt-Hurt Washington Post Calls Pres. Trumps Fake News Awards a Huge Flop; Number One on Google, Twitter, AOL The Gateway Pundit

The Washington Post predicted early on Wednesday President Donald Trumps Fake News Awards would be a flop. Later Wednesday after the awards were posted to the GOP website, crashing the servers, the Post pronounced the awards a huge flop. Trumps Fake News Awards were number one on Google, Twitter and AOL Wednesday night, adding another fake news feather in the cap of the Post which won one of the eleven Fake News Awards.

5. Washington Post FALSELY reported the Presidents massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.

The Posts tweets calling the Fake News Awards a flop:

The Posts tweets link to an article by Callum Borchers that gloats over the GOP.com servers crash...

16:35

CNNs Worst Nightmare Youngstown Ohio Voters Thrilled With Trumps First Year The Last Refuge

CNN took a production crew to Youngstown Ohio to talk to formerly registered Democrats who switched parties in 2016 in order to support Donald Trump. A year into President Trumps administration, CNN asks them if they still support Donald Trump.  Continue reading

16:20

January 18th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #364 The Last Refuge

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

16:15

Thursday January 18th Open Thread The Last Refuge

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

16:13

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: Common Core is Dead at U.S. Department of Education The Last Refuge

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave a far-ranging speech Tuesday in Washington at an American Enterprise Institute conference, Bush-Obama School Reform: Lessons Learned.  Most media reporting outlines Mrs. DeVos presentation to state the era of common core education is Continue reading

16:00

Are Republican House Candidates Allowed To Be Gay For Pay? Let's watch This One Play Out In CA-26 DownWithTyranny!




Last year CA-26-- a Southern California congressional district that includes Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village at the upper end of the San Fernando Valley plus most of Ventura County, including a bit of Simi Valley, plus Moorpark, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Oxnard and Fillmore-- gave Hillary a landslide victory over Trumpanzee: 57.9% to 36.0%. Obama had beaten McCain there, 56-41% and beaten Romney 54-44%. The PVI went from D+4 in 2015 to D+7 after the election. The district has a lousy congresswoman, pointless New Dem careerist Julia Brownley. ProgressivePunch rates her crappy voting record a very solid "F." Despite being an utter waste of a blue seat, she's expected to easily win reelection. As of the September 30 reporting deadline she already had $2,447,043 in her warchest. There are 4 Republicans wasting their time running against her-- Antonio Sabato Jr., Shane Skelton, Jeffrey Burum and Rafael Dagnesses, with Sabato, a Trumpist former porn star, underwear model and low-grade actor leading the pack.

Conservatives feel uncomfortable with Sabato, who more a fascist than an actual conservative and... well, he used to have sex with men on film for money-- and conservatives feel funny about that. Yesterday, the L.A. Times gave Sabato his moment of glory with a story by Seema Mehta. "Antonio Sabato Jr.," she wrote, "is best known as a soap opera star and Calvin Klein underwear model. But parts of his acting career are raising eyebrows among some conservatives as the Republican and early supporter of President Trump runs for Congress in California." Local Republicans "are saying movie roles in which Sabato simulated sex with a man and appeared nude disqualify him from representing the GOP." Republicans prefer gay sex in the closet, not on the silver screen. Sabato was born in Rome but his family moved to the U.S. when he was 13. He likes to call himself an immigrant who supports the wall and he's proud of his ugly bigotry, having insisted that Obama was a Muslim. To make upper his gay pornography he's dated loads of women and knocked up as many as possible and has children with several unmarried women. He's generally considered a filthy pig by anyone who knows him. ...

15:47

FLASH: FBI Investigating Millions Of Mishandled Dollars Funneled To Clinton Foundation The Gateway Pundit

Another day, another scandal for the Clinton Foundation. According to reports, the FBI is investigating millions of mishandled taxpayer dollars funneled to the dubious non-profit from Australian taxpayers.

Zerohedge reports via LifeZette:

The FBI has asked retired Australian policeman-turned investigative journalist, Michael Smith, to provide information he has gathered detailing multiple allegations of the Clinton Foundation receiving tens of millions of mishandled taxpayer funds, according to LifeZette

I have been asked to provide the FBI with further and better particulars about allegations regarding improper donations to the CF funded by Australian taxpayers, Smith told LifeZette.

Of note, the Clinton Foundation received some $88 million from Australian taxpayers between 2006 and 2014, reaching its peak in 2012-2013 which was coincidentally (were sure) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillards last year in office.

Smith names several key figures in his complaints of malfeasance, including Bill and Hillary Clinton and multiple Australian government officials including senior diplomat Alexander Downer, whose conversation with Trump aide George Papadopoulos that Russia had dirt on Hillary Clinton allegedly launched the Trump-Russia investigation (as opposed to the Fusion GPS dossier, of course).

The news comes amid a recent report by The Hills John Solomon alleging the FBI is launching a new investigation into the Clinton Foundation. Is this the probe Solomon was referring to?

As The Gateway Pundits Cristina Laila reports, one witness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity has already been interviewed by the FBI. The witness described the interview to The Hill as extremely professional and unquestionably thorough and focused on questions about whether donors to Clinton charitable efforts received any favorable treatment fro...

15:29

94-Year-Old Bob Dole Confined to a Wheelchair Stands for National Anthem at White House (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

94 year-old war hero and former Senator Bob Dole was honored today at the White House.

Dole was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his World War II service and decades of work in the House and Senate.

The former senator, who today is confined to a wheelchair, stood for the National Anthem putting the NFL and Democrat Party to shame.

Meanwhile in the National Football League the players are still kneeling, stretching and doing calisthenics during the National Anthem.

15:01

On Getting Libertarianism Right LewRockwell

The social theory sailing nowadays under the label Austro-Libertarianism has a long and prominent history going back many centuries, culminating, during the second half of the 20th century, in the work of Murray N. Rothbard, and continued today by his various intellectual disciples and students, including myself. The theory provides a simple, argumentatively irrefutable (without running into contractions) answer to one of the most important questions in the entire field of the social sciences: How can human beings, real persons, having to act in a real world characterized by the scarcity of all sorts of physical things, interact with each other, conceivably from the beginning of mankind until the end of human history, peacefully, i.e., without physically clashing with one another in a contest or fight concerning the control of one and the same given thing?

Put briefly, the answer is this: Absent a perfect harmony of all interests, clashes regarding scarce resources can only be avoided if all scarce resources are assigned as private, exclusive property to some specified individual or group of individuals. Only then can I act independently, with my own things, from you, with your own things, without I and you ever clashing.

And who owns what scarce resource as his private property and who does not? First: Each person owns his physical body that only he and no one else controls directly. And second, as for scarce resources that can be controlled only indirectly (that must be appropriated with our own nature-given, i.e., un-appropriated, body): Exclusive control (property) is acquired by and assigned to that person, who appropriated the resource in question first or who acquired it through voluntary (conflict-free) exchange from its previous owner. For only the first appropriator of a resource (and all later owners connected to him through a chain of voluntary exchanges) can possibly acquire and gain control over it without conflict, i.e., peacefully. Otherwise, if exclusive control is assigned instead to latecomers, conflict is not avoided but contrary to the very purpose of norms made unavoidable and permanent.

In short, then, formulated as a principle: You shall not aggress against another person and his justly acquired property and you may use physical violence exclusively in defense of your own person and property against an aggressor.

While the importance of this Austro-libertarian insight can hardly be overrated, however, it is just as important to recognize what questions this theory does not answer.

When we look at the real world we cannot but notice that it is distinctly different from a libertarian social order. And yet the libertarian theory in itself does not entail an answer as to why this is so except to conclude that people apparently are not intelligent or willing enough to r...

Did Donald Trump Change His Mind LewRockwell

Late last week, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, repeated his public observations that members of the intelligence community particularly the CIA, the NSA and the intelligence division of the FBI are not trustworthy with the nations intelligence secrets. Because he has a security clearance at the top secret level and knows how others who have access to secrets have used and abused them, his allegations are extraordinary.

He pointed to the high-ranking members of the Obama administration who engaged in unmasking the names of some people whose communications had been captured by the countrys domestic spies and the revelation of those names for political purposes. The most notable victim of this lawlessness is retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Donald Trumps former national security adviser, a transcript of whose surveilled conversation with then-Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak found its way into print in The Washington Post.

During the George W. Bush and Barack Obama years, captured communications digital recordings of telephone conversations and copies of emails and text messages did not bear the names of those who sent or received them. Those names were stored in a secret file. The revelation of those names is called unmasking.

Nunes also condemned the overt pro-Hillary Clinton bias and anti-Trump prejudice manifested by former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former FBI Director James Comey and their agents in the field, some of whose texts and emails we have seen. The secrets that he argued were used for political purposes had been obtained by the National Security Agency pursuant to warrants issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Yet Nunes voted to enhance federal bulk surveillance powers.

Bulk surveillance which is prohibited by the Constitution is the acquisition of digital versions of telephone, email and text communications based not on suspicion or probable cause but rather on geography or customer status. As I have written before, one publicly available bulk surveillance warrant was for all Verizon customers in the United States; thats 115 million people, many of whom have more than one phone and at least one computer. And it is surveillance of Americans, not foreigners as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act contemplates.

How did this happen?

It happened in the dark. The NSA has persuaded the FISC, which meets in secret and only hears the governments arguments, to permit it to spy on any American it wishes on the theory that all Americans know someone who knows someone else who knows someone who could have spoken to a foreign person working for a foreign government that could wish us ill.

This is the so-called judicial logic used to justify the s...

The Davos-Oxfam Symbiotic Dance LewRockwell

Every January, the elite gather in Davos, Switzerland to do business deals and listen to boring lectures by people who dont have either money or power. Its called the World Economic Forum.

Every year, the Left-wing foundation, Oxfam, simultaneously publishes its latest finding, which never changes much, that 1% of the worlds population owns half of the wealth.

These are public relations operations. The WEFs message: Weve got it, and you dont. Oxfams message: Theyve got it, and we dont. They are made for each other. They are joined at the hip.

DAVOS

The World Economic Forum is Duffys Tavern for the rich and powerful: Where the elite meet to eat.

Why do they go to the expense of gathering at Davos every year? Because no one wants to be left out. As they said on radio ads for rock and roll performances in my teenage years, Be there, or be square. Showing up means that you were invited. If you were not invited, you are not regarded as being in the elite . . . at least not this year.

In 2011, Ross Sorkin reported on what it cost to attend. First, there was the annual membership fee: 50,000 Swiss francs. In 2011, that was $52,000. But this was for commoners. If you wanted to get access to the private meetings, which the deal-doers presumably attend, you had to ante up $137,000 a year. Then there was the cost of a ticket into the Davos meeting: $19,000. Added up, the annual fee for insiders was $156,000.

Then there was the cost of a room. The budget rate was $500 a night.

You had to get there. First-class fare to Zurich was $11,000 in 2011.

You needed a chauffeur and expensive car. Add another $10,000.

Then there are the other meetings throughout the year. They get no publicity. But insiders feel the peer pressure to attend. Be there, or be square.

That is a lot of money to get bored listening to speeches by upper-middle-class college professors.

The economic reality is this: the value of lost time for deal-doers is far greater than the out-of-pocket, tax-deductible business expenses. These people really are the elite. Either an attendee must get a deal over the year, or else his membership and attendance are for show. Ive got it. You dont.

OXFAM

Oxfams marketers figured out years ago that the WEFs Davos meeting is an ideal way to get free publicity for Oxfam in the world press. It also gives the fund-raisers an opportunity to feature these stories in their attempts to raise more money. See? Were getting worldwide attention. This is true. They are. So,...

Does Conservative Populism Exist? LewRockwell

Having just read Matt Purples comments on The American Conservative as to why Bannonism will live on, I thought Id weigh in as a critical observer of what now passes for the conservative movement.

Like Bannon, I have generally chastised that movement from the right.  But like Mr. Purple, I find President Trumps erstwhile adviser downright inept in selling his conservative populist message.  Bannon has behaved like an egomaniac, who viciously turned on the president he was supposed to be assisting.  He couldnt even serve the populist cause he purports to believe in without making it entirely about himself.  Some of Bannons more widely publicized political choices, such as favoring Judge Roy Moore for the vacant senatorial seat in Alabama, are a case in point.  His involvement in that race gave him ample opportunity to exhibit himself on camera, in his bag man attire and four-oclock shadow.  But we know how disastrous that race turned out.  Despite his supposedly persuasive rhetoric, moreover, I dont think Ive ever heard Bannon say anything memorable or notably coherent.

My criticism goes beyond Bannons demeanor and extends to the populist brand that hes selling.  Although Im not categorically against the right embracing populist tactics, I just dont think these tools can work well in the U.S.

Populism assumes a high degree of homogeneity, cultural, historic, and ethnic, among the majority to whom a populist leader appeals.  The white working-class base that Bannon and Trump have targeted includes no more than about 35% of the voting population, and at least that number of voters and probably more are allied to the cultural and social left.

Bannon, Stephen Miller, and the American Greatness crowd are always claiming theyll bring American blacks into their populist alliance.  But in Alabama and Virginia, black turnout for Democratic statewide candidates, in what was at least partly an expression of anti-Trump sentiment, was over 95%.  It doesnt matter that Trumps policies have helped blacks and hispanics economically.  Theres no indication that help is even minimally appreciated, and even less that racial minorities are running to join an expanding populist alliance.  Ditto for college-educated, upwardly mobile women, who are running toward the social-cultural left in droves.  Despite...

Immigration and the Deep State LewRockwell

Why did received opinion melt down so spectacularly when Donald Trump allegedly said in private that he wanted more immigrants from places like Norway and Asia and fewer from places like Haiti and Africa?

Last Thursday, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) scheduled a meeting with the president to try to trick him into supporting their politically suicidal immigration bill. To their dismay, however, when they arrived they found that Trump had also invited realist immigration experts such as Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and the presidents speechwriter Stephen Miller.

In the ensuing debate, Durbin and Graham were demolished. So Durbin, his plot foiled, tried the underhanded ploy of asserting to the press, perhaps inaccurately, that Trump had used the now-notorious vulgarity to characterize Haiti.

Of course, Haiti ranks 163rd on the U.N.s Human Development Index while Norway ranks first, so, as usual, what drives the establishment most crazy about Trump is his tendency to tell the rough truth.

Trump was immediately denounced for damaging Americas diplomatic relations with our crucial strategic ally Haiti and making it potentially harder for the U.S. military to do whatever it is that its doing in Africa that got four U.S. soldiers killed last October in an African country that most Americans couldnt find on a globe and few would risk trying to even pronounce its name out loud.

Of course, Senator Durbin could simply have kept his mouth shut. Grown-ups understand that in private negotiations presidents use crude but often accurate language (the capital of Haiti is one of the worlds largest cities without a functioning sewage system), and that its wrong for senators to reveal conversations with the president to other countries.

The subsequent uproar confirmed my long-held observation that the Washington power structure is drifting toward the bizarrely extremist ideology that the American people have no right to control th...

Not One Inch Eastward LewRockwell

Its true:

U.S. Secretary of State James Bakers famous not one inch eastward assurance about NATO expansion in his meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on February 9, 1990, was part of a cascade of assurances about Soviet security given by Western leaders to Gorbachev and other Soviet officials throughout the process of German unification in 1990 and on into 1991, according to declassified U.S., Soviet, German, British and French documents posted today by the National Security Archive at George Washington University.

It turns out the Russians have a reason to be upset about the expansion of NATO.  And this isnt from some libertarian nut-job (like bionic mosquito) or non-interventionist outfit (like The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity).

Before getting to some of the evidence, just what is the National Security Archive at George Washington University?

Founded in 1985 by journalists and scholars to check rising government secrecy, the National Security Archive combines a unique range of functions: investigative journalism center, research institute on international affairs, library and archive of declassified U.S. documents (the worlds largest nongovernmental collection according to the Los Angeles Times), leading non-profit user of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, public interest law firm defending and expanding public access to government information, global advocate of open government, and indexer and publisher of former secrets.

The documents provide evidence that assurances were offered by western leaders at the highest level: Bush, Thatcher, Major, and Mitterand are but a few examples.  In other words, a Mt. Rushmore of liars.

Some excerpts:

  • The documents reinforce former CIA Director Robert Gatess criticism of pressing ahead with expansion of NATO eastward [in the 1990s], when Gorbachev and others were led to believe that wouldnt happen.
  • President George H.W. Bush had assured Gorbachev during the Malta summit in December 1989 that the U.S. would not take advantageof the revolutions in Eastern Europe to harm Soviet interests
  • The first concrete assurances by Western leaders on NATO began on January 31, 1990
  • The U.S. Embassy in Bonn (see Document 1) informed Washington that Genscher made clear that the changes in Eastern Europe and the German...

The Republican Supreme Court LewRockwell

When the US Supreme Court consisted of civil libertarians such as William Douglas, William Brennan, and Thurgood Marshall, Republicans argued that the Supreme Court was coddling criminals and inventing rights. To prevent legislation from the bench, it was necessary, Republicans said, to elect Republican presidents who would appoint a different court that would respect the Constitution.

Law and Order Conservatives were particularly upset by the Miranda decision. These conservatives were too naive to realize that often police are more interested in solving a case than they are in justice. Coerced self-incrimination was an easy way for police to solve a crime. Miranda and other rulings reduced the ability of police and prosecutors to solve crimes at the expense of the rights of suspects. What the liberal court did was to hold accountable the cases brought by police and prosecutors. The liberals mistake was they failed to hold the police personally accountable for their misdeeds.

The Republicans did give America a different Supreme Court and also different district and appeal courts. Rulings by Republican judges have stripped the Bill of Rights out of the Constitution and made police unaccountable for murder and robbery. In effect, the Republican jurists have turned the police into a criminal organization that is above the law. John Whitehead lays it out for us here.

The post The Republican Supreme Court appeared first on LewRockwell.

CIA False Flag Likely in Drone Attack LewRockwell

The audacious multiple-drone attack on Russias military bases in Syria is increasingly looking like a false flag carried out by the American Central Intelligence Agency. Sophisticated technology and a Ukrainian connection indicate that the swarm attack with 13 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) was not the work solely of Syrian anti-government militants.

Whats more the Russian government appears to have the incriminating evidence on who sanctioned the drone attacks against the Russian air base at Hmeimim and its naval port at Tartus on January 6.

The weapons failed to execute their deadly mission. Of the 13 drones used, seven were shot down by Russian Pantsir S-1 air defenses and six were safely landed by Russian electronic jamming technology. Those captured intact UAVs will have provided forensic information about what agency authored the plot.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said coyly, We know who did it, without as of yet specifying the culprit.

Images of the UAVs released by the Russian Ministry of Defense showed rudimentary construction from what appeared to be plywood.

However, the navigation technology and explosives onboard were sophisticated and professionally made. This was no amateurish mission, as might have been expected if militants alone had carried it out.

Furthermore, the drones were unlikely to have been made by Syrian militants. Russian analysis of the explosive PENT substance indicates that Ukraine was the source. That points to the Americans as the bridging agency between Ukraine and Syria.

Another key factor is that at the time of the attacks, Russian military detected a US Poseidon surveillance aircraft in proximity over the Syrian coastal area. The Poseidon would have the ability to guide the drones to the precise location of the Russian bases. Although the plane is commonly thought of as part of the US Navy fleet, that does not preclude the CIA having their own Poseidon aircraft.

It is also significant that Crimean lawmaker Ruslan Balbek has recently claimed that American Poseidon aircra...

The Whole World Is Sick and Tired LewRockwell

According to four-star General Wesley Clark, in a 1991 meeting with Paul Wolfowitz, then-under-secretary of defense for policy at the Department of Defense, Wolfowitz seemed a little dismayed because he believed the U.S. should have gotten rid of Saddam Hussein in Operation Desert Storm but failed to do so. Clark summarized what he says Wolfowitz said:

But one thing we did learn. We learned that we can use our military in the region, in the Middle East, and the Soviets wont stop us. Weve got about five or ten years to clean up those old Soviet client regimes, Syria, Iran, Iraq, before the next great superpower comes on to challenge us. [emphasis added]

This was certainly the case in the years that followed, as the United States used the pretext of 9/11 to attack both Afghanistan and Iraq with little to no substantive resistance from the international community. This trend continued as the Obama administration heavily expanded its operations into Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, and even the Philippines, to name a few, right up until the U.S. led a cohort of NATO countries to impose regime change in Libya in 2011.

At the time, Russia withheld its veto power at the U.N. Security Council because it had received assurances that the coalition would not pursue regime change. After NATO forces began bombing Muammar Gaddafis palaces directly, a furious Vladimir Putin questioned: Who gave NATO the right to kill Gaddafi?

Following Gaddafis public execution on the streets of Sirte, Putins criticism of NATOs betrayal went even further. He stated:

The whole world saw him being killed; all bloodied. Is that democracy? And who did it? Drones, including American ones, delivered a strike on his motorcade. Then commandos who were not supposed to be there brought in so-called opposition and militants and killed him without trial. Im not saying that Gaddafi didnt have to quit, but that should have been left up to the people of Libya to decide through the democratic process.

No one appreciated it at the time, but Americas unchallenged ability to intervene anywhere and everywhere it chooses ended on that day. Fast forward to Ba...

Get Up, Stand Up, Speak Up for Your Rights LewRockwell

We have been silent witnesses of evil deeds: we have been drenched by many storms; we have learnt the arts of equivocation and pretence; experience has made us suspicious of others and kept us from being truthful and open; intolerable conflicts have worn us down and even made us cynical. Are we still of any use? What we shall need is not geniuses, or cynics, or misanthropes, or clever tacticians, but plain, honest, straightforward men. Will our inward power of resistance be strong enough, and our honesty with ourselves remorseless enough, for us to find our way back to simplicity and straightforwardness?Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was executed by the Nazis for participating in the German resistance movement

Im tired of liars, scoundrels and cheats.

Im sick of circus politics, sex scandals and partisan hypocrisy.

Ive reached the limits of my tolerance for individuals who have bartered their morality, consciences, integrity, religious beliefs and liberty for political gain.

Enough already.

This is not a reality show. It is not an experiment in political theories or a contest over who generates the biggest laughs, or the highest ratings, or the best polling numbers.

Enough with the deafening silence in the face of outright corruption, base immorality, denigrating language, demoralizing greed, abject cruelty, derision, cynicism, violence, oppression and tyranny.

The United States of America is run by a cabal of racist, classist, sexist, militaristic, misogynistic, greedy, heartless thugs who are obviously satisfied that their latest CEODonald Trumpis doing such a great job of keeping the nation polarized and pole-axed by his reality show antics.

After all, why hire a statesman when you can hire a buffoon who will entertain, enrage and incite a nation to the brink of madness.

Theythe powers-that-be, the Deep State, the controllers, the financiers, the war hawkswant us at the brink of madness. They want us in a state of civil unrest. They want the riots and the mob violence and the political discord and the state of panic. They want us to fight each other and be incapable of taking a united stand against tyranny.

They want us silent and subservient.

We have been silent too long. We have been silent for all the wrong reasons.

We have been silent when the universe demanded that we get up, stand up, and speak out.

There comes a time when silence is betrayal, warned Martin Luther King, Jr.

We didnt listen.

We ignored Kings warning about the...

Who Survives and Who Dies LewRockwell

Did you ever wonder about the differences in how people behave in a crisis? Why some people survive and some people die? Are there characteristics that we can nurture now in good times that could help see us through bad times?

Id talked with Selco previously about who lives and who doesnt in a long-term emergency, and a great determiner is a flexible mindset. In this interview, we go deeper into who can withstand the stress of an SHTF event and who crumbles. Today he shares his insights from the Balkan War.

What were the worst mental stressors during the situation in Bosnia that are probably common in many long-term scenarios?

Obviously, it was a situation when violence was very widely used and in a sporadic way ( very often without any logic) so people lived under constant physical threat, and also in very poor condition.

On first look that was mental stressors, but this part or field of survival is in my opinion very important and commonly overlooked in prepper community, and there is much more to it.

It is a huge topic, but we can touch on some of this in the article. I researched it a lot. A few factors were important, and will be important in any future collapse event:

#1) Loss of control

If you are living a normal average life with your family, you have a job, kids go to school, you go to the physician when you are sick, kids eat their favorite foods.

There are police for problems, there is law and order, everybody knows its place more or less.

You feel that you are in control of your life and lives of your family.

And then one day all that is gone. You find yourself in the world where very often things of life and death are a matter of pure coincidence or luck if you like, or a matter of event. For example, is there going to rain that day for enough water?

People had a very hard time of dealing with it, you can be prepared very well to some extent, but also you need to be prepared that for a number of things (big number) you are simply not in control anymore.

#2) Hopelessness

Hopelessness is the big word when it comes to survival, and from my experience, it is hard to beat it.

A survival event that lasts for few days, even a week or two, is like a camping trip, something like people go together, share food, help, there are nights spent next to lamps, violence is possible but not widespread because people see that event gonna last only for week or two.

Some people gonna take chance and do violence or stealing but the majority is gonna keep it together to the end of SHTF.

Events that last for month or two are harder, more violence and harder time, but still, people see that everything gonna go back to normal.

When you are thrown into an event...

Donald Trump Scored Top Marks in Cognitive Test LewRockwell

The cognitive test on which Donald Trump received a perfect score is considered a good screening tool for mental decline in an otherwise healthy person, medical experts said.

The US president asked to be administered a mental test and was given the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) as part of a medical exam by Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, who on Tuesday said he had absolutely no concerns about Mr Trumps neurological function. The president scored 30 out of 30.

Cognitive testing looks for signs of mild cognitive impairment and/or Alzheimers disease.  It focuses on cognitive functions including memory, attention, language, abstraction, delayed recall and orientation.

Sample questions on the Montreal test include repeating a set of numbers in order both forwards and backwards and remembering a list of common words.

Test takers are asked to identify animals, and draw a clock face, putting in all of the numbers and setting the clock hands to a specific time. It takes about 10 minutes to administer.

One memory test involves memorising the words face, velvet, church, daisy, red and recalling them after five minutes.

Another test challenges participants to name as many words as they can in one minute that begin with the letter F.

In general, patients with good or average memory forget one of the five words and can still be within the normal range, said Dr James Mastrianni, an expert in memory disorders and other neurodegenerative conditions at the University of Chicago Medicine.

Its a screening assessment that we use routinely in the clinics to determine whether someone has some degree of cognitive impairment or not, he said.

If they score poorly on that assessment, then usually there is more detailed evaluation that follows. But if they score well that usually indicates there is pretty good cognitive function. They are essentially intact, Mastrianni added.

...

14:55

Under Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, FBI Director Mueller and CIA Director Petraeus Grounded Critical Benghazi Rescue Operation Inflection Point

Inflection Point: 
Hillary Clinton did not get Christopher Stevens killed. She did much worse! It's amusing, what was suspected in 2012, and is now well understands, is coming to light.

Who believes CNN will take time out from their Poo, poo rant to deliver the news?

True Pundit
When distress reports reached U.S. Intelligence in Langley and the Pentagon that the American ambassador to Benghazi and dozens of his diplomatic personnel were under terrorist attack in Libya on Sept. 11 2012, CIA and Defense Department officials scrambled an immediate response.

Officials moved quickly to assemble a counter-terrorism team of professionals to dispatch to Benghazi. That little-known but elite squad, known as the Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST), is in fact the governments sole inter-agency, on call and short notice team trained to respond to any terror-related incident in the world.

But not this time. Not in Benghazi.

FEST agents intent on rescuing the stranded Americans from the siege on the U.S. diplomatic compounds in Benghazi including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens were told to stand down, according to shocking revelations by FBI agents and CIA sources who spoke to True Pundit.

Robyn Gritz, a decorated FBI agent who previously served as the Bureaus official attach...

14:49

House Spending Bill Changes Law to Let Trump Administration Secretly Shift Intelligence Money The Intercept

The House spending bill released Wednesday would allow President Donald Trump, or people under him, to secretly shift money to fund intelligence programs, a break with 70 years of governing tradition.

Since 1947, section 504 of the National Security Act has mandated that the administration inform Congress if it intends to shift money from one intelligence project to another, if the new project has not been authorized by Congress. That notification can be and almost always is done in secret, but it is at least a minimal check on executive power.

The spending bill currently under consideration, known as a continuing resolution, or CR, breaks with that tradition, allowing funds to be obligated and expended notwithstanding section 504(a)(1) of the National Security Act of 1947.

Section 504(a)(1) is the piece of the law that requires intelligence agencies to spend money on the program the money was appropriated for. Appropriated funds available to an intelligence agency may be obligated or expended for an intelligence or intelligence-related activity only if those funds were specifically authorized by the Congress for use for such activities; or

The or refers to the intelligence communitys obligation to inform Congress of any deviation. But without any obligation to spend funds as specifically authorized, there is no obligation to inform Congress if thats not happening.

Thats not how this issue has been dealt with in previous CRs. Heres what the language typically looks like:

Funds appropriated by this Act, or made available by the transfer of funds in this Act, for intelligence or intelligence related activities are deemed to be specifically authorized by the Congress for purposes of section 504 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 414) during [fiscal year] until the enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for [insert fiscal year].

The reference to the Missile Defeat and Defense Enhancements Appropriations Act merely refe...

14:44

2017 Fake News Awards Released The Last Refuge

President Trump and team have released the TOP Eleven Fake News Stories of 2017: SEE THEM HERE 11.  RUSSIA COLLUSION! Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION! 10.  The New York Continue reading

14:29

Julian Assange Confidant Offers Rare Glimpse Into the Secretive World of WikiLeaks The Gateway Pundit

In December, German hacker Andy Mller-Maguhn provided the Washington Post with what is described as a rare look inside the secretive world of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

Mller-Maguhn, a close confidant of Assange, with roots, of their relationship dating back to the 1980s, revealed whats it like to work for the eccentric WikiLeaks founder.

Washington Post reports:

Former WikiLeaks supporters say the group is governed by Assanges whims. The way to think of it is always just chaos, said one former WikiLeaks activist who spoke on the condition of anonymity to offer a frank opinion and avoid retribution from Assange. There arent any systems. There arent any procedures no formal roles, no working hours. Its all just Julian and whatever he feels like.

During the 2016 campaign, Assange put out word that he wanted material on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. He was kind of asking everybody, Can we get something for the election?  Mller-Maguhn recalls.

Assange signs off on all WikiLeaks publications but does not review everything that comes to the group. For security reasons, he does not want that, Mller-Maguhn says. Mller-Maguhn, though, is vague about WikiLeaks internal workings. []

The only reliable way to contact Assange, he says, is through Direct Message on Twitter.  []

When he talks to visitors, Assange turns on a white noise generator in the embassy conference room to counter listening devices. Above the door, he points out a surveillance camera and indicates that sensitive messages should be communicated only via handwritten notes, shielding the text from the camera with a hand or notepad cover.

On July 3, 2016, Mller-Maguhn visited Assange at the embassy to celebrate Assanges 45th birthday. Inside the brick building, Ecuadoran children, dressed in traditional garb, serenaded Assange with little guitars and pipe flutes.

According to public ledgers, WikiLeaks is in possession of bitcoin worth approximately $25 million.

Ecuador has...

13:42

BITTER: Jim Acosta Fires Back At POTUS Trump After CNN Wins FOUR FAKE NEWS AWARDS The Gateway Pundit

Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta was far from pleased after President Trump bestowed CNN with four Fake News awards Wednesday evening. Acosta, who was speaking on a panel organized by Freedom of Press, responded to the news, stating I would say having been called fake news myself, the president is the king of fake news.

Bitter, indeed.

Responding to the GOPs website crashing upon Trump announcing the Fake News awards, Acosta tweeted, Crushed by the weight of its own absurdity. .

Earlier in the discussion, Acosta defended against criticism for asking the President if he was a racist in relation to his sh*thole remarks.

God damn it, Ill say it outloud it is our right to ask if the president is a racist, Acosta blurted out.

13:21

Congratulations NY Times Hack Paul Krugman Winner of the 2017 #FakeNewsAwards! You Finally Won an Award You Deserve! The Gateway Pundit

President Trump announced his first Fake News Awards on Wednesday night.

The President posted a tweet on the award winners on Twitter.

Trump broke the internet

The GOP webpage crashed!

Eventually the winners were listed online.

And the grand winner this year was New York Times crank Paul Krugman.

Krugman predicted on November 9, 2016, that the economy would never recover from a Trump election victory.

On Wednesday January 17, 2018, President Trump officially broke EVERY SINGLE DOW MARKET Record.

Congratulations Mr. Krugman.

You finally won an award you deserve!

The post...

13:13

Super-MAGAnomic-Winning: Apple Inc Gives $2,500 Bonus, Announces $350 Billion U.S. Investment, Hires 20,000 The Last Refuge

Hear that sound? It started way off in the distance during Q1 last year After Trumps MAGAnomic tax plan passed, the distant rumble grew louder yet MSM still refused to heart it. Its now a roar of thundering U.S. corporations Continue reading

12:54

Trump Posts Fake News Award, Traffic To See Them Breaks The Site Weasel Zippers

Heres the original announcement. But the site was overwhelmed, so Comfortably Smug posted screenshots. Heres the link you can use, maybe, if it comes back up. Heres an archive link if that one is still out.

12:25

Swiss Town Denies Passport To Dutch Vegan Because She Is Too Annoying Weasel Zippers

Right there with ya, Swiss guys. They found annoying liberal just too much to take. Via Yahoo: A Dutch vegan who applied for a Swiss passport has had her application rejected because the locals found her too annoying. Nancy Holten, 42, moved to Switzerland from the Netherlands when she was eight years old and now []

12:16

President Trump Announces Much Anticipated #FakeNews Awards BREAKS THE INTERNET! Update: Awards Listed The Gateway Pundit

President Trump announced his first Fake News Awards on Wednesday night.

The President posted a tweet on the award winners on Twitter.

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TRUMP BROKE THE INTERNET

The Fake News Awards BROKE THE INTERNET.

The president listed about 12 stories as winning the Fake News Awards for 2017.

UPDATE HERE IS THE LIST..

2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news. Studies have shown that over 90% of the medias coverage of President Trump is negative.

Below are the winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards:

1. The New York Times Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trumps historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.

2. ABC News Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report.

3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.

4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.

5. Washington Post FALSELY reported the Presidents massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.

6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding....

12:15

Mick Mulvaney Begins Review of Entire Operation Behind CFPB The Last Refuge

Interim Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Mick Mulvaney, announces the entire operational architecture of the liberal protection racket is being reviewed. As many reports have indicated, the CFPB was structured to be an unaccountable branch of the Continue reading

12:07

SARA CARTER: Clinton Foundation Hatchet Man Grilled By FBI In Connection To Steele Dossier The Gateway Pundit

A new report by Fox News contributor Sara Carter reveals Clinton Foundation hatchet man Sidney Blumenthal was grilled by the FBI in 2016 in connection to the Steele dossier.

Last November, Hillary Clinton infamously admitted on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah that her campaign paid for the discredited document.

Sara Carter reports:

A close friend, advisor and confidant of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was allegedly interviewed by the FBI in connection with the controversial dossier that was used in part as evidence by the bureau to obtain a warrant to investigate members of President Trumps campaign team, according to several sources who spoke to this reporter.

Sidney Blumenthal, a former journalist and a close friend of Clinton, was  interviewed by the FBI in 2016 regarding the dossier that alleged Trump colluded with Russia, the sources stated. Department of Justice officials, however, declined to comment on Blumenthal or the dossier. []

Blumenthal worked as a White House aide for Bill Clinton, and later worked with the Clinton Foundation after being denied a role by Obama Administration officials with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to reports.  According to Politico he was being paid $10,000 a month by the Clinton Foundation.

Commenting on Carters story, Judicial Watchs Tom Fitton called Blumenthal a Clinton Foundation hatchet man.

12:04

Dem Rep. Luis Gutierrez Cant Remember Who Chuck Schumer Is Weasel Zippers

Wheres his cognitive assessment test? What about for Nancy Pelosi? Via Free Beacon: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) had trouble remembering who the Senate minority leader was on Wednesday, but eventually CNNs Brooke Baldwin helped him out. Gutierrez appeared on MSNBC to talk about immigration with Katy Tur and referred to a meeting between House []

12:00

Does Net Neutrality Mean Much To You? DownWithTyranny!

If more congressional candidates did this, many of the country's problems would vanish

I was listening to NPR yesterday on a long drive and they were interviewing two dullard Beltway operatives, a dumb Dem and an even dumber Republican. The dumb Dem, when asked about Net Neutrality's salience as an issue said no one cared much about it. And the dumber Republican went one further to say no one even knows what it is. These two fools and the idiots they work for may be in for a big surprise. Spectrum seems to already be slowing down website loading and is running frequent TV cable ads hawking speedier service if you pay a monthly fee. Anyone who thinks there's no salience in that as an issue is just so, so clueless.

Lisa Brown, the Democrat running for Congress in eastern Washington state, has a a net neutrality video as her pinned tweet. It's an important issue for her. She told us that her opponent, "4th- ranked Republican leader, Rep. McMorris Rodgers, actually 'applauded' the FCC for taking on the reversal of net neutrality, demonstrating how out of touch she is with the real needs of most Americans, especially the rural parts of eastern Washington. Not only will 'pay to play' internet hurt all consumers in the wallet, it will widen the digital divide, as ISPs compete by investing in big city technology upgrades and marketing, letting the rest of us languish."

John Culberson is one of the only members of Congress left in office who voted against the Martin Luther King holiday. Hopefully this will be his last year in Congress, replaced one of the best successful cancer doctores and rese...

11:44

Trump Will Address March For Life Via Satellite Weasel Zippers

.@PressSec: "We're excited to announce that @POTUS will be the first sitting President to address the #MarchforLife from the @WhiteHouse The President is committed to protecting the life of the unborn." pic.twitter.com/p2nG1nlJo5 Fox News (@FoxNews) January 17, 2018 Bush called the March but this will be a satellite address, probably easier for security than []

11:23

WWII Vet Bob Dole Is Wheelchair Bound But That Didnt Stop Him When The Anthem Played Weasel Zippers

Could show the kneelers a thing or two. Via Daily Caller: Bob Dole was honored at the US Capitol today, and he sent the NFL a message. The World War II veteran, Senator and former presidential candidate received the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony that included Republican and Democrat leadership, the President and the []

11:22

MAGAnomics Stunning 2017 Holiday Season Sales Results Exceed All Forecasts, DOW Breaks 26,000 The Last Refuge

MAGAnomics The first round of economic results from 2017 holiday sales are coming in and the results are incredible. Total holiday sales from November and December increased 5.5% over the prior year, thats a massive jump. Keep in mind, Continue reading

11:11

Sarah Sanders Pounds Pelosi Into the Dirt Over Her Crumbs Comment Following Apples Announcement to Give Employees $2500 Bonuses The Gateway Pundit

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) arrogantly dismissed the Trump tax cut bonuses as crumbs and pathetic in a press conference last Thursday.

Botox Pelosi is one of the wealthiest members of Congress; she is completely removed from the everyday working American.

What a despicable woman.

On Wednesday it was announced that Apple will pay $38 billion in taxes to the U.S. government to return money it had stashed overseas. Apple has $252.3 billion in cash abroad.

In addition, the tech giant announced today it has plans to open a new facility and add 20,000 employees over the next five years.

Apples new plans include $350 billion in U.S. investments.

Apple will also be giving employees $2,500 bonuses thanks to Trumps tax cuts. Over 2 million Americans have received Trump tax cut bonuses from their employers.

Fearless warrior Sarah Huckabee Sanders hammered Nancy Pelosi from her Twitter account Wednesday after Apple announced the good news.

Or as would say: crumbs Sarah Sanders said in a tweet that immediately went viral.

11:08

US Supreme Court About To Pass A 21st Century Dred Scott Decision Black Agenda Report

US Supreme Court About To Pass A 21st Century Dred Scott Decision

Authors
bruce Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:38

Back in 1857 the US Supreme Court, in response to the lawsuit of one Dred Scott, a slave suing for his freedom, ruled that nobody of African descent had any legal right under the US Constitution that any white man was bound to respect. It was a bright line that was only resolved, insofar as it was, by the Civil War.

In the next few weeks the US Supreme Court is expected to hand down what amounts to a 21st century Dred Scott decision. The case is National Labor Relations Board vs Murphy Oil USA. The universally expected ruling of the court will be that no workers on any job possess any legal right whatsoever to collude or combine against their employers for any purpose, period exclamation point.

There are details and fine points as there always are with the law, but thats the gist of it. What there isnt, is any shadow or prospect of relief anyplace in the US Constitution. The 19th century Dred Scott Supreme Court said black people had no Constitutional rights, and its 21st century counterpart says pretty much the same for workers on the job not already represented by a union, a mere five or six percent of the US workforce.

Employers went into this case claiming no worker on any job possessed any right to sue or take any sort of collective action at all against an employer, that any rights workers might have were strictly limited to individual arbitr...

11:01

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Interview With Bret Baier (video) The Last Refuge

Earlier tonight White House Chief of Staff John Kelly sat down for an interview with Fox News host Bret Baier to discuss current political events.  Great interview:  

10:54

Heres Why You Probably Wont See Any Anthem Protests At The Super Bowl Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: NBC announced early last week that they plan to televise players who kneel for the national anthem during the Super Bowl. According to a report by The Washington Times, none of the teams that had active national anthem protesters made it to the post season. According to the Times: By the end []

10:49

Mark Mason: Pakistan Is a Fractured Client State of the US Empire, Afghanistan a US Colony Dandelion Salad

Interview with Mark Mason Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad Mark Mason, PhD (his website) The Citizen, Jan. 15, 2018 January 17, 2018 NEW DELHI/SAN FRANCISCO: Editors Note: US Domestic and Foreign Policy Analyst Mark Mason speaks to The Citizen on the current Trump administration and its world view, with specific focus on West (Iran) and South []

10:35

Fusion GPS Founder Glenn Simpson Tells Congress Trump Was Unsuitable to be President The Gateway Pundit

Last Tuesday Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) unilaterally released the full August 2017 testimony of Glenn Simpson from Fusion GPS.

Fusion GPS was hired by Democrats after John Podestas emails were leaked online by Wikileaks back in June 2016. Fusion GPS was hired to prove a Trump-Putin conspiracy after the DNC was allegedly hacked by Russia.

Fusion put together a fake dossier that was never fact checked and had extremely ridiculous claims on Donald Trumps links to Russian figures. Fusion GPS knew they needed to find an extremely gullible politician to pass on their fake dossier to the US intelligence community and so they used John McCain to turn it over to the FBI.

The FBI then used the phony dossier to spy on Donald Trump and his campaign during the 2016 election and during the transition period after his victory.

Now this

In the testimony leaked last week Glenn Simpson said he reached a conclusion in early 2016 that Donald Trump was unsuitable for president.

Breitbart.com reported:

In testimony released publicly last week, Glenn R. Simpson, the co-founder of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS conceded that he opposed Donald Trumps presidential candidacy and that his negative opinions of the politician may have entered into his thinking.

Fusion GPS compiled the infamous, largely discredited 35-page dossier accusing Trump and his presidential campaign of ties with Russia.

In August 22 testimony released last week and reviewed in full by Breitbart News, Simpson made the following admission:

I think its safe to say that, you know, at some point probably early in 2016 I had reached a conclusion about Donald Trump as a businessman and his character and I was opposed to Donald Trump. Im not going to pretend that that wouldnt have entered into my thinking.

You know, again, I was a journalist my whole life. So we were, you know, trained not to t...

10:34

Former Chief Asst. U.S. Attorney: Trump Admins Espionage Act Enforcement May Spell Trouble For Hillary Clinton The Gateway Pundit

The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it had charged ex-CIA agent Jerry Chun Shing Lee with a felony for unlawfully retaining classified information. Chief Asst. U.S. Attorney Andrew C. McCarthy believes Lees arrest demonstrates the Trump administration is doing what the Obama administration, in part, refused to do enforce the Espionage Act. The move may spell trouble for Hillary Clinton. 

McCarthy writes in National Review:

[ ] Trump Justice Departments prosecution theory in Lees case repudiates in every salient particular the Obama Justice Departments analysis of the Clinton investigation. [] It was based on such an absence of traitorous intent that the Obama Justice Department and the FBI and, more important, President Obama himself rationalized dropping the Clinton investigation rather than filing an indictment. []

Finally, it makes no difference that Lee is charged with felony retention of classified information under the Espionage Acts section 793(e) while Mrs. Clinton was said to be investigated for grossly negligent mishandling of classified information under the Acts section 793(f). []

Mrs. Clinton should have been investigated (and charged) under section 793(e) since she, like Lee, willfully and unlawfully retained classified information in unauthorized places (and transmitted it to unauthorized people). The gross-negligence felony (793(f)) should have been the prosecutors fallback position.

[]

Yet, by drawing us into this morass, the Obama administration ingeniously set the framework for public discussion of Clintons case: just carelessness, not real crime. In reality, Clinton was like Lee: She should have been prosecuted for willful misconduct. [] But if the government fails to convict Lee, it wont be due to the intent element, on which the evidence is strong. In that sense, the Espionage Act is back to being enforced as it is written. If the email investigation were reopened under those terms, it would be bad news for Mrs. Clinton and her underlings.

As The Gateway Pundits Cristina Laila reported, Comeys original Hillary Clinton statement was recen...

10:33

Linda Sarsour Endorses Chelsea Manning for Senate in Maryland Weasel Zippers

Via Free Beacon: Prominent anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour on Saturday publicly endorsed convicted military leaker and transgender activist Chelsea Manning for her Senate bid in Maryland, calling out potential critics as hypocrites. Sarsour, a co-organizer for the National Womens March, said that if someone doesnt mind former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio running for Senate in []

10:21

TRUMPERS LOVE THE TESTOSTERONE, SO THE STORMY DANIELS STORY WON'T BOTHER THEM No More Mister Nice Blog

Because we never, ever hear from the in the mainstream media, The New York Times has asked Trump voters to tell us why the president is so goshdarn wonderful. The paper has now published fifteen letters to the editor from Trump fans.

Two points stand out in the letters: First, the fans believe Trump is 100% responsible for positive developments such as declining black unemployment (he's not) and the defeat of ISIS (nope, not that either). Second, they love his manly essence. That's so obvious that the Times gives the letter the headline "'Vision, Chutzpah and Some Testosterone.'"

Read the following excerpts, and try to imagine that these people will be upset to learn that Trump had an affair with a porn star shortly after his wife gave birth to his youngest son:

The economy is up, foreign tyrants are afraid, ISIS has lost most of its territory, our embassy will be moved to Jerusalem and tax reform is accomplished. More than that, Mr. Trump is learning, adapting and getting savvier every day. Entitlement reform is next! Lastly, the entrenched interests in Washington, which have done nothing but glad-hand one another, and both political parties are angry and afraid.

Who knew that all it would take to make progress was vision, chutzpah and some testosterone?

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If it takes putting up with Mr. Trumps brash ways to see things get done, that is a deal Im willing to accept. To be honest, Im not sure he would have accomplished what he has so far without being an unrelenting public bully.

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... we desperately needed a seismic change in the pusillanimous foreign policy pursued during the Obama years....

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Hows he doing? He has turned a fragile nation anti-fragile (the author Nassim Nicholas Talebs term). Before Mr. Trump, we were scared of any volatility. Oh no, ISIS! Oh no, banks! The more chaos there was, the worse we were.

Now volatility is our friend. The more chaos, the better! Entrepreneurship up. Optimism up. Good old American problem solving is back!

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As the Sonny LoSpecchio character wisely concluded in the movie A Bronx Tale, its better to be feared than loved. My hope is for our enemies to fear Donald Trump and for his domestic opponents to realize hes on their side.

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... although words are indeed important, I thought his tough take-no-prisoners manner and, yes, even his unpredictability might...

10:01

Another Step Forward On Marijuana Legalization DownWithTyranny!


Today, two of California's best members of Congress, Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna will introduce the Marijuana Justice Act, the companion bill for Cory Bookers Senate bill, S. 1689 (which so far has one co-sponsor Ron Wyden of Oregon). The idea behind the Marijuana Justice Act is to help correct decades of injustice surrounding the discriminatory enforcement of marijuana criminalization laws in the United States.

Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna will be joined by Senator Booker, on a press call to talk about the bill at 4:15 p.m. ET.

Tim Canova isn't a member of Congress yet and can't vote on the bill-- at least not this year. Next year, he hopefully will be voting for it in the House. First he has to defeat corrupt conservative Debbie Wasserman Schulz, an old school antidote fanatic. Yesterday, Canova told his south Florida supporters that "the failed 'War on Drugs' is not going away-- thanks to drug warriors like Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Trump administrations efforts to crack down on marijuana. Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions-- a marijuana prohibitionist-- announced a crackdown on the 29 states and the District of Columbia that have legalized marijuana for medicinal or recreational use."
Wasserman Schultz has called marijuana a 'gateway drug' and she has consistently opposed efforts to end the war on marijuana. She even opposed a statewide referendum to approve medical marijuana-- a referendum that was approved by more than 70 percent of Florida voters in 2016. All while Wasserman Schultz takes thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Big Pharma and private prisons!

This is what Wasserman Schultz and Jeff Sessions have in common. They both believe in the drug war a...

10:00

Apple To Contribute $350 Billion To US Economy Over Next 5 Years, Create 20,000 New Jobs Weasel Zippers

Favorable tax culture will bring back a lot of business. Via CNBC: Apple will invest $350 billion in the US economy over the next 5 years Apple on Wednesday made a slew of announcements about its investment in and contribution to the U.S. economy in part because of the new tax law. The headline from []

09:51

Dow Breaks 26,000! First Time Ever! President Trump Now Owns EVERY MAJOR DOW RECORD in History! The Gateway Pundit

New All Time Highs!  Records Shattered!  Every Dow record imaginable shattered.  President Trump owns the Dow.

Although President Trump has not yet been in office for a full year, his first year in office is already the greatest year in stock market history! Today it got even better.

Today the Dow ended up again at another all time high closing at 26,115.  This is the 95th all time high in the Dow since President Trump won the 2016 election.  Its also the first time in US history that the Dow surpassed 26,000.

Since the 2016 election the Dow is up more that 42%!  The Dow on November 8th, 2016 closed at 18,333. After todays close the Dow is up 7,780 points since the election.  This is the largest point increase in this amount of time in Dow history. This has never happened in the more than 100 years in the Dow.

Todays new all time high shattered the record books!

* The Dow increased more in 2017 than any year ever in Dow history! The Dow ended 2016 at 19,763 and ended 2017 at 24,719 for a nearly 5,000 point increase. This is the most ever by more than 40% over the next best year ever (In 2013 the Dow was up 3,472 points).

Well just stop here.  If you can imagine an all time high record safe to say President Trumps stock market rally broke it!  Why didnt we elect a billionaire President before 2016!

The post Dow Breaks 2...

09:46

Colleges Drop Unpopular, Preposterous Fat Studies Courses After Public Humiliation The Gateway Pundit

At Oregon State University (OSU) this spring, professor Patti Lou Watkins is teaching a Fat Studies class to a grand total of three students.

Sadly for Watkins, time might be running out for her social justice class on weight-based oppression, as other colleges around the country with similar programs are.cutting the fat.

Along with Oregon State University (OSU), in the past two years Tufts University, Dickinson College, Willamette College, the University of Maryland-College Park, and Portland State University have all offered a fat studies course.

Leaving aside the highly dubious academic value of such classes, the ridicule colleges have faced combined with the unpopularity of the subject has led to all but two of these universities cutting the classes.

It turns out Fat Studies was a lot of dead weight, even for colleges like Portland State.

For now, the gravy train continues at Dickinson and OSU, where professors like Watkins continue to teach ideas like fatness as a social construct.

Unsurpisingly, Watkins is a self-described feminist.

Academic feminists like Watkins, such as those in the Bradley University Womens Studies Department, have actually encouraged obese and overweight students to remain obese or overweight, because the risks of dieting could be dangerous and result in increased risk of death.

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09:46

#FusionCollusion Thirty Questions and One Answer: Because Laura Ingraham Wouldnt Shut Up The Last Refuge

Late last night, or early this morning depending on time-zone, CTH asked a series of 30 questions. SEE HERE Today, CTH receives one short answer: Because Laura Ingraham wouldnt shut up, and listen. The interview segment below happened on October Continue reading

09:39

James Woods Lights Up Mangina Cory Booker In Epic Tweetstorm After Latest Unhinged Fist-Pounding Mansplaining The Gateway Pundit

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) became unhinged during Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsens testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday.

Booker glared crazily at Nielsen as he smashed his fists in protest of President Trumps alleged S***hole, comments made during a meeting with Democrats on DACA.

James Woods took to his Twitter account Wednesday and pounded Cory Booker into the dirt.

This is why we love James Woods!

James Woods began his tweetstorm with, If this guy had to play poker for a living, hed starve to death

Round twoThis reminds me. When does the new season of TheWalkingDead begin? #BatshitBooker

Round threeWhen #CoryBooker dreams of being someone else #CryingCory #BatshitBooker

09:29

TOM FITTON WARNS: Tsunami of Information Set To Expose Obama/Clinton/Deep State Scandals (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Echoing statements he made on Fox News program Hannity last week, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton warned on Tuesday that a tsunami of information exposing Obama/Clinton/Deep State scandals, will soon be released. 

Joined by Fox News contributor Sara Carter, Fitton told Sean Hannity:

I think theres going to be, as Saras indicating, a tsunami of information coming out on all of these scandals. We have the court ruling that the Clinton emails need to be released more quickly. So, were going to get all these Clinton emails that she tried to hide or delete [..] Or as we found on the Weiner laptop, classified information and pay-to-play, which I guarantee is going to be coming out. And then we had the court just yesterday talk about how he wants the Comey memos, because he wants to review the Comey memos, which are the genesis of the Mueller operation [] Its all building. There are text messages they are talking about. Now we are going to find out more details about the FISA, the intelligence surveillance abuses.

Judicial Watch recently announced a federal judge ordered the State Department to speed up the release Hillary Clintons 72,000 pages of email records.

The records will be released September 28th, 2018 not in 2020.

Reporter Sara Carter recently told Fox News host Sean Hannity that the Inspector Generals report will be released sometime in January, however, the deadline may ha...

09:25

CNN Uses Word Shithole 195 Times In One Day Weasel Zippers

Via Newsbusters: In the contest for Most Offended News Network after President Trump reportedly referred to African nations as s***hole countries, CNN wins hands down. NewsBusters staff combed through CNN transcripts on Nexis for the S-hole word in the 24 hours of January 12 the first full day after The Washington Post reported the []

09:02

DNCs Alleged Hackers Claims & Contradictions Raise Doubts In InfoSec Industry Disobedient Media

Konstantin Kozlovskiy, a Russian hacker, made headlines throughout December with the revelation that he had confessed to hacking the Democratic []

08:58

U.S. Border Patrol Systematically Destroyed Water Supplies Left for Migrants in Desert, Report Says The Intercept

A new report says that humanitarian groups working along the U.S. border with Mexico have documented the systematic destruction of thousands of jugs of water left for migrants trekking north through the desert and that U.S. Border Patrol agents are to blame.

Published Wednesday by the Tucson-based groups No More Deaths and La Coalicin de Derechos Humanos, the report claims that from 2012 to 2015, volunteers found water gallons vandalized a total of 415 times during our study period, or more than twice a week on average.

In all, 3,586 gallons of water were vandalized during this time period, the report said. These actions condemn border crossers to suffering, death, and disappearance. Kate Morgan-Olsen, abuse documentation and advocacy coordinator for No More Deaths, said that while the analysis only covered up to 2015, footage exists from 2017 of Border Patrol agents destroying and confiscating humanitarian aid supplies.

While No More Deaths and La Coalicin de Derechos Humanos note that other actors populate some of the areas where migrants are known to cross including hunters and anti-immigrant militiamen the groups argue that their three-year analysis of mapping data, land jurisdictions, and hunting seasons supports the conclusion that the bulk of the damage recorded was done by border agents.

Video: No More Deaths/La Coalicin de Derechos Humanos

It is not our claim that the U.S. Border Patrol is exclusively responsible for the vandalism of water supplies, the report states. However given the scope of destruction, we conclude that the only actors with a sufficiently large and consistent presence across a sufficiently wide area of the desert, during periods when hunting is both authorized and prohibited, are agents of the U.S. Border Patrol.

In addition to data analysis, the humanitarian groups claim to have collected ample anecdotal evidence of U.S. Border Patrol agents destroying and confiscating humanitarian supplies, including multiple eyewitness accounts of agents pouring out or destroying water supplies and four separate occasions when this vandalism was caught on video. The report adds that the practices it documented appear to be widespread. The practice of destruction of and interference with aid is not the deviant behavior of a few rogue border patrol agents; it is a systemic feature of enforcement practices in the borderlands, it said.

In an official statement provided to The Intercept, the Border Patrol said it is committed to enforcing...

08:45

REPORT: Senior FBI Official Shared Russian Probe Intel With Dossier Author Christopher Steele The Gateway Pundit

A new report by the Washington Post reveals a very senior FBI official shared intelligence with dossier author and former British spy, Christopher Steele.

Christopher Steele has many old contacts at the FBI from when he was a British spy. He tapped into those old contacts in mid-2016 to warn about Trumps connections to Russians.

It turns out an FBI agent revealed the name of Trump campaign volunteer, George Papadopoulos to Christopher Steele on October 1st, 2016 during a meeting in Rome, according to this report.

Steele had never heard of Papadopoulos. Why is the FBI sharing intel with a former British spy about an ongoing investigation?

Via WaPo:

So when Steele contacted the FBI in mid-2016 with information about Trump and the Russians, he was already a valued source. On about July4, 2016, he met with his FBI friend in London to share what he had gathered for a June 20 Fusion GPS report, the first chapter of his eventual dossier. In that first report, Steeles sources claimed that Russia had been cultivating Trump for at least five years.

Steeles information didnt get much high-level attention at first. But bells began ringing in July, after Australian intelligence told the FBI about an unusual conversation two months earlier between Australias London high commissioner and George Papadopoulos, a Trump foreign policy adviser. As the New York Times reported last month, Papadopoulos had told the Australian official that Russia had damaging political information about Clinton. The Australians decided to share this intelligence with the FBI after hacked Democratic emails were published in July.

The FBI was now very interested. Based on the Australian account, knowledgeable sources say, the bureau requested another meeting with Steele to dig deeper. That encounter took place around Oct. 1 in R...

08:40

Rep. Jamie Raskin Cancels Town Meeting With Quack Dr. Bandy Lee on Pres. Trump Mental Health After Cleared by Navy Doc; Claims Threats of Violence The Gateway Pundit

Right after President Donald Trump was given a clean bill of physical and mental health by Navy Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson at a White House press conference on Tuesday and on the heels of a rebuke by the APA, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) abruptly canceled a town meeting on Trumps mental health. Raskins office and an invited speaker claimed without providing evidence the meeting was the target of threats of violence.

Dr. Bandy X. Lee is scheduled to speak in Berkeley, California, Wednesday evening. (Typo in promo image incorrectly says Thursday)

The town meeting, which was set to feature two people leading the charge to have Trump forcibly removed from office due to alleged mental instability, Yale professor Dr. Bandy X. Lee and Harvard professor Dr. James Gilligan, was never formally announced, however a venuean unnamed senior centerhad reportedly been selected.

The Daily Beast, which reported on the cancellation, included a quote from Raskin communications director Lauren Doney that indicated Raskin was trying to move on from the issue, saying he wanted to focus on tax policy.

According to Bandy X. Lee, an associate professor at Yale who was scheduled to speak at the event, Raskin informed her just 24 hours beforehand that it was off, because going forward would have posed significant safety risks to attendees.

Sorry about tomorrow nightweve been getting so many threats, Raskin said, according to Lee, the editor of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, a controversial collection of essays arguing that Trumps affinity for violence represents a danger to the public, and a leading member of the National Coalition of Concerned Mental-Health Experts (full disclosure: the groups members include Claire Silverman, a psychologist and this (Daily Beast) reporters mother) thats raised public questions about Trumps fitness for office.

Whenever my boss talks about the 25th Amendment, there will be an uptick in comments on social media, or phone calls, or emails, that contain either explicit threats or generally violent and hateful language, Lauren Doney, Raskins communications director, told The Daily Beast, while confirming that Thursdays event had been canceled.

Doney, who cited the need for a more comprehensive security plan, stressed that the event had not been finalized or publicly announced when it was called o...

08:38

Apple To Pump $350 Billion into Economy and Pay $38 Billion In Taxes Thanks To Trump Tax Reform, Will They Buy Netflix? The Gateway Pundit

Apple has announced it will pay $38 billion in taxes to the U.S. government to return money it had stashed overseas. Apple has $252.3 billion in cash abroad.

In addition, the tech giant announced today it has plans to open a new facility and add 20,000 employees over the next five years.

Apples new plans include $350 billion in U.S. investments.

Apples sudden repatriation of cash and plans to spend billions inside the U.S. economy are thanks in part to President Trumps tax reform.

The expected return of Apples cash has already fueled speculation that Apple might be looking to acquire Netflix.

The burning question on the Streets mind is: does Cook make a big bet with this infusion of cash and do a larger deal (e.g. Netflix) to catalyze and jump start its streaming video/content business, a GBH research note reads.

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08:07

Diversity Visa Lottery Winner Offered To Kill Obama For ISIS Weasel Zippers

Chuck Schumer unavailable for comment. Via CNS: Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev was both lucky and evil. His luck was demonstrated when he won admission to the United States through the diversity visa lottery; his evilness, by his stated willingness to assassinate the president of the United States or commit a terrorist attack in New York City []

08:02

What Was The Creel Committee? by The Anti-Social Socialist Dandelion Salad

In its crusade to make the world safe for democracy, the Wilson administration took immediate steps at home to curtail one of the pillars of democracy press freedom by implementing a plan to control, manipulate and censor all news coverage, on a scale never seen in U.S. history. Christopher B. Daly, Smithsonian, []

08:01

How Many House Races Will The DCCC F-Up In Illinois? DownWithTyranny!

The change this primary represents frightens the establishment jackoffs at the DCCC

Monday we looked at another reason the Democratic Party needs to dismantle the DCCC and start over again. But at the same time one of the credibility-free Beltway trade magazines was running an unsigned story, Illinois House Primaries Will Be Early Testing Ground For Democrats, that I thought might be about two of the more interesting primaries, Marie Newman's and Chuey Garcia's very credible challenges to the corrupt Democratic machine in Chicago. as it turned out, neither of those races was even mentioned. That's especially odd in the case of IL-03 where Newman is on the verge of beating execrable Blue Dog Dan Lipinski. Instead the article appears to have been a p.r. piece written at the direction Steny Hoyer or by whomever writes press releases for Ben Ray Lujan. The subtitle "Democrats have several pickup opportunities, but they need viable candidates first," should have been a warning, since "viable" inside the Beltway is the world they use to describe corrupt conservatives. Pure DCCC-talk: "With early voting starting in less than a month [not really-- the primary is March 20], Illinois will be a testing ground for Democrats ability to nominate general election candidates they think can win out of crowded primaries." The DCCC theory, proven catastrophic for Democrats over and over and over is still the committee's top operating strategy-- force the election of Republican-lite conservatives who will play ball with Hoyer's K Street lobbyists. (If you didn't read that post Monday about how Hoyer is rigging the CO-06 primary in favor of a sleazy pay-day lending lawyer, you really sho...

07:58

BREAKING: Steve Bannon Agrees to Meet With Robert Mueller Avoids Grand Jury The Gateway Pundit

Former White House Strategist Steve Bannon reached a deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller Wednesday.

Bannon agreed to speak to dirty cop Mueller and his investigators rather than appearing before a Grand Jury, according to a Reuters report.

Reuters reported:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has reached agreement with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be interviewed by Muellers investigators rather than appearing before a grand jury, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

[]

But the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Mueller offered Bannon the option of being interviewed instead, and that Bannon accepted. It was unclear when the interview would take place.

An interview with prosecutors would allow Bannon to have an attorney present during his appearance, as lawyers are not permitted in grand jury rooms.

As previously reported, suspected leaker Adam Schiff (D-CA) was very frustrated after former White House strategist Steve Bannon refused to answer a broad scope of questions during his House Intel Panel interview Monday.

The White House had an agreement for Bannon to only answer questions about the 2016 presidential campaign. The rats on the House panel wanted Bannon to answer questions about the Trump transition period and his time in the White House. Why? Isnt this witch hunt about so-called Russian collusion during the campaign?

Steve Bannon went into a 10 hour interview with the House Intelligence Committee Monday to answer questions about the so-called Trump-Russia collusion during the 2016 presidential election.

According to CNBC, the White House believed it had an agreement with the Committee to limit questions to events that happened only during the 2016 election.

At this point subpoenas went flying.

CNBC also reported:

At that point, House Intelligence Committee Republicans and Democra...

07:41

Liberal Pundit Bill Press: Donald Trumps Base Wacko Racist, Rednecks Weasel Zippers

Yawn On Sundays episode of The McLaughlin Group, liberal commentator Bill Press derided President Donald Trumps base as racist and redneck. Press comments came as he expressed his ire over how Trumps base would react to any shifts on U.S. immigration policy. I am sick and tired of talking about Donald Trumps base, Press said. []

07:35

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to WH Reporters on Fake News Awards: I Know Youre All Waiting to See If Youre Big Winners (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

The first Fake News Awards are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon by the Trump White House.

Today White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the press room, after yesterdays outrageous spectacle, the awards will be later this afternoon.

Then she added:

I know youre all waiting to see if youre big winners. Im sure.

Hah!

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07:21

Satanic Pedophilia Within Our Society Fellowship of the Minds

Our guest blogger, Tony Mead, is a Sandy Hook researcher an administrator of the Facebook page, Sandy Hook Hoax; a contributing author to the book Nobody Died at Sandy Hook; and a member of Independent Media Solidarity that produces Continue reading

07:15

Schumer To Trump: Prove Your Not A Racist By Supporting Weasel Zippers

Schumer couldnt outwit a 3-year-old. Via The Week: Stephen Colbert greeted Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) with a question on Mondays Late Show: Hows your friend Donald Trump? Getting worse every day, Schumer said. He said Trump tried flattery and calling him names, but Democrats stick by our values, laying out an election year []

07:00

Interview on the Bechtloffs Live YouTube Stream: Tuesday Night Live with the Bechtloff Matt Forney

Last night, I joined the Bechtloff and Artistic Layman (and later, James Morts) for a live YouTube stream, discussing DarkSydePhil stiffing a Dutch escort, Spoony being banned from Twitter after threatening to go on a shooting spree, the fall of Channel Awesome, and much more. Click here to listen (I join at 8:58).

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06:52

President Trump Attends Congressional Ceremony Honoring Bob Dole 3:00pm Livestream The Last Refuge

President Donald Trump is attending a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony for former U.S. Senator Bob Dole and is anticipated to deliver remarks to the audience.  The event is scheduled to begin at 3:00pm EST: UPDATE: Video Added Livestream Link Continue reading

06:50

Dem Sen. Tom Udall Compares Trump CNN Bodyslam Video To Terrorism Weasel Zippers

Twitters response to his demand they take the video down, we dont target humorous content.

06:30

Sarah Sanders White House Press Briefing Wednesday January 17th (Video) The Last Refuge

Sarah Huckabee Sanders delivers the White House press briefing for Wednesday January 17th.  Secretary Sanders is joined by a DOJ official to help show the connection between immigration policy and the evolving threat from terrorism. Department of Justice, Asst. Attorney Continue reading

06:25

Libs Outraged NHL Chose Trump-Supporter Kid Rock To Perform At All-Star Game Weasel Zippers

Boo-hoo. Via The Comeback: The NHL created a whole lot of backlash Tuesday with its announcement of Kid Rock as the featured 2nd intermission performer at the upcoming All-Star Game on Feb. 18. Kid Rock, or Robert James Ritchie, has earned five Grammy nominations and sold over 25 million albums in the U.S., and he []

06:16

DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS LEVEL OF HYPOCRISY UNLESS YOU ARE A LICENSED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL No More Mister Nice Blog

Many people have speculated on President Trump's mental health, and Dr. Marc Siegel, a Fox News medical commentator, tells us in USA Today that he's appalled:

Some of President Trumps tweets and off the cuff comments may seem disinhibited, exhibiting a lack of good social judgment and calling on a need for restraint. But linking this pattern of behavior to a possible larger neuropsychological issue is pure speculation and a dangerous leap to take. There has been way too much doctor and pundit-driven speculation in the news media already about Trumps supposed mental health deficiencies.

I endorse the American Psychiatric Associations Goldwater Rule, which advises members not to armchair diagnose or assess public figures theyve never met or received consent from.... its unethical to speculate medically in public....
Now, here was Dr. Marc Siegel in August 2016:
[Sean] Hannity informed his viewers that a photo "which shows Hillary Clinton apparently needing assistance to climb a flight of stairs at a campaign stop back in February" went viral thanks to a prominent link on the Drudge Report. Hannity did not note, as the photo service Getty Images noted, that Clinton had merely stumbled and been caught by Secret Service agents....

He brought in Marc Siegel and David Samadi, two Fox News medical pundits who had never examined Clinton personally, but who suggested that the photo, Clinton's 2012 concussion and three falls since the start of the Obama administration raised serious questions.

"You see from our picture up there that it looks like she can barely get up stairs without two people carrying her," Siegel said. "I want to know what her neurologist says. I've reached out to her neurologist at Columbia after she had that fall. No comment. I want to know what her neurological records show."

... "What about this photo that the Gateway Pundit had up today?" Hannity asked. "Hillary's handler gets caught with a diazepam pen. What would that be for?"

"Someone is carrying a pen that you'd use in case of a seizure, a Valium pen that makes me wonder about that," Siegel said.

In fact, as the fact-checking site Snopes later uncovered, the agent was holding what appeared to be a small flashlight; the rumor that he was holding a medical device was based entirely on hearsay....

"What about...

06:13

Alt-Left Site Salon.com Thinks Conservative News Sites Should Stop Whining About Censorship The Gateway Pundit

This past Friday Matthew Sheffield, a writer for Alt-Left and pro-pedophile site Salon.com, published a piece titled Fake news is destroyed conservative media, but right-wingers keep on whining, in which he attempts to break down the ways conservatives are ruining media and simultaneously are to blame for the attacks being leveled against them.

Sheffields basic M.O., as with countless other liberal blowhards, is to say that you are both the problem and the solution to your own problem in that if you just stopped being so darn conservative, all would be rectified. 

First off, it must be mentioned that 2016 and 2017 have been banner years for the mainstream media outlets that the left exalts. Look at the Washington Post or the New York Times or CNN, all have been rife with error and consistently misleading and factually inaccurate. This is not to say that these are good things, or that they are signifiers of ones incompetence. It must be noted that everybody in the political world reporting today is hyper-partisan and not just individual writers, the entire entity from top down. 

From the beginning, Sheffield brings up the absurdity of conservatives wanting to be treated the same as the liberal counterpoints that go unchecked by platforms like Google. The Daily Caller, for instance, is called out in Sheffields piece because, though they have hired some quality journalists, they have also worked with people who have ties to white nationalism. 

The claims Sheffield himself is making are dubious and biased to their core. He straight up tells you what to think and how to think it, point-blank. That, coupled with his liberal use of labels, makes for a near-libelous cocktail of what wed call fake news. While the left whines, Why dont we get treated fairly? The left turns a blind eye to the fact that at their lowest lows and their highest highs they are no better than us, they want to have full authority over the good and the bad and they want to then ask you in an arrogant, self-righteous tone, Whats wrong? 

They then call you a racist, virtually spit at you, and cast you off as a monster. Rinse, repeat. Same nonsense from the left per usual, and yet again, we see the left committing the...

05:48

Suspected Leaker Adam Schiff Triggered After Steve Bannon Refuses to Answer Questions From House Intel Committee The Gateway Pundit

Suspected leaker Adam Schiff (D-CA) was very frustrated after former White House strategist Steve Bannon refused to answer a broad scope of questions during his House Intel Panel interview Monday.

The White House had an agreement for Bannon to only answer questions about the 2016 presidential campaign. The rats on the House panel wanted Bannon to answer questions about the Trump transition period and his time in the White House. Why? Isnt this witch hunt about so-called Russian collusion during the campaign?

Steve Bannon went into a 10 hour interview with the House Intelligence Committee Monday to answer questions about the so-called Trump-Russia collusion during the 2016 presidential election.

According to CNBC, the White House believed it had an agreement with the Committee to limit questions to events that happened only during the 2016 election.

CNBC reported:

According to the White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, staffers for the committee and the White House on Friday discussed the parameters of Bannons testimony. The White House emerged from that conversation believing it had an agreement to limit the questioning of Bannon just to events during the campaign, and not during the transition period or his time in the White House.

Then, hours into Bannons closed-door testimony on Tuesday, Bannons lawyers informed the White House from Capitol Hill that the questions would extend beyond the scope of what the White House understood the agreement to be. At that point, the White House told Bannon not to answer any further.

Ranking Democrat and suspected leaker Adam Schiff was not happy about this and said Tuesday night, That was never conveyed to the minority. And I think it came as quite a surprise to our entire committee frankly, apart from the majority staffer that was involved in that communication. CNBC reported.

Schiff also called Bannons refusal to answer questions a gag order by the White House. Schiff also wanted to know about Bannons whereabouts AFTER he left the White House.

CNBC also reported:

At that point, House Intelligence Committee Republicans and Democrats...

05:42

Costco Pushes Back Against Seattles Sugary Drink Tax Weasel Zippers

Another Seattle success story. Via NewsBusters: The City of Seattle probably didnt expect pushback from Costco, seen by many on the left as retails anti-Walmart, after its sugary drink tax of 1.75 cents per ounce went into effect January 1. But that is exactly what has happened. In moves the national press, which largely supports []

05:30

On his way out of office, Chris Christie signs law requiring gun owners to turn in their bump stocks Fellowship of the Minds

RINO Chris Christie is out as governor of New Jersey. On his last day, he signed a lot of bills including a bump stock ban. From NJ.com: New Jersey has now banned bump stocks, controversial firearm accessories allegedly Continue reading

05:20

UK Muslim Preachers: Women Should Not Be YouTubers Because Men Masturbate To Their Videos Weasel Zippers

Speaking from experience? UK: British-born Islam preachers declare that women should not become Youtubers because men masturbate over their videos. Apparently these three pearls of the Orient speak of their own experience. pic.twitter.com/JdnaFRuSQM Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) January 15, 2018

05:18

BREAKING VIDEO: James OKeefe EXPOSES Twitter Bans Users Under Pressure From Chinese Government The Gateway Pundit

Project Veritas founder James OKeefe released a brand new video exposing Twitters practice of banning users due to pressure from foreign governments.

On January 1st, Conrado Miranda, a former senior software engineer at Twitter admitted to Project Veritas that the social media giant routinely bars users at the behest of the Chinese government. 

Miranda also revealed the Chinese government will hack Twitter if the social media company fails to comply with its request to ban an account.

After the videos release, OKeefe tweeted, This video begs the question is even an American company? Do they really hold American ideals? Or is the idea of free speech just a marketing tool for them to harvest your data? himself must respond, and take steps to increase Twitters transparency.

Despite being available in both Hong Kong and Taiwan, Twitter is blocked in mainland China.

Executive Kathy Chen was hired as Twitters Head of China in April 2016, yet exited the company just 8 months later.

Now that the Twitter APAC team is working directly with Chinese advertisers, this is the right time for me to leave the company, tweeted Chen.

Project Veritas founder James OKeefe issued a second warn...

05:03

Wow! SCOTTeVEST CEO Says He Advertises on FOX News Because Their Viewers Gullible and F*cking Idiots The Gateway Pundit

Scott Jordan is the founder and CEO of SCOTTeVEST.
The company advertises their products on FOX News.

On Sunday Scott Jordan decided to attack his customers on Facebook.

Scott said he advertised on FOX News because the viewers are gullible and f*cking idiots.

Wow.

For some reason Scott thought it would be a good move to call his customers f*cking idiots.

After a moment of clarity Scott took down the post and put up an apology.
The apology was posted on Tuesday!

Now, whos the idiot again?

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04:58

It Wasnt Just Republicans Democrats Also Voted to Shut Down Debate on Trump Administrations Surveillance Powers The Intercept

A critical mass of Senate Democrats voted with Republicans on Tuesday to shut down any further debate on a bill that strengthens the governments spying powers. The bill would renew a key surveillance authority for the National Security Agency until 2023 and consolidate the FBIs power to search Americans digital communications without a warrant.

The motion, which passed 60-38, virtually guarantees that the final bill will pass likely later this week and quashes any opportunity to debate whether protections should be added. Eighteen Democrats including Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who had previously proposed an amendment to restrict the FBIs surveillance authority voted in support of the motion. They were joined by 41 Republicans and one independent, Angus King, giving the pro-surveillance bloc the supermajority needed to push the bill forward. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Dan Sullivan, R-Ala., did not vote.

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, lobbied for the bills passage on the Senate floor alongside his Republican counterpart from North Carolina, Richard Burr, and Republican leader Mitch McConnell. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats stood outside the Senate chamber; he had come in person to convince any skeptics of the bills merits, Burr said.

Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill cast the decisive vote in favor of the motion. Thirty Democrats opposed it, including minority leader Chuck Schumer, along with eight Republicans, led by libertarian Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Mike Lee R-Utah.

Tuesdays vote was a major blow to privacy activists, who saw the sunset of NSA authority as a strategic opportunity for Congress to rein in NSA surveillance and restrict how the government can use the information it collects. The American people deserve to have an opportunity for some real amendments to make sure, at the end of the day, we have policies that keep our people safe and protect our liberties, said Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden. What were debating is whether the Senate will be the Senate.

The bill, which passed in the House last week with backing from Democratic leadership, reauthorizes Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The decade-old law allows the NSA to sweep up communications between Americans and foreign targets without a warrant. The result is that the NSA collects massive amounts of Americans communications including wholly domestic ones under the pretext that it is targeting foreigners.

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden in 2013 revealed that the law serves as the basis for two of the NSAs largest surveillance programs: PRISM, which col...

04:55

Democracy in Crisis: Freedom House Releases Freedom in the World 2018 Mining Awareness +

Freedom House Press Release:
Democracy in Crisis: Freedom House Releases Freedom in the World 2018, Washington, January 16, 2018

Democracy is under assault and in retreat around the globe, a crisis that has intensified as Americas democratic standards erode at an accelerating pace, according to Freedom in the World 2018, the latest edition of the annual report on political rights and civil liberties, released today by Freedom House.

The report finds that 2017 was the 12th consecutive year of decline in global freedom. Seventy-one countries suffered net declines in political rights and civil liberties in 2017, with only 35 registering gains. Once-promising states such as Turkey, Venezuela, Poland, and Tunisia were among those experiencing declines in democratic standards. The recent democratic opening in Myanmar was permanently damaged by a shocking campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya minority.

Democracy is facing its most serious crisis in decades, said Michael J. Abramowitz, president of Freedom House. Democracys basic tenetsincluding guarantees of free and fair elections, the ri...

04:54

New Yorkers Reject Trumps Racism The Indypendent

New York A sea of Haitian flags took over Broadway on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at a Rally Against Racism in Times Square. 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the largest healthcare union in the country, organized the protest in response recent remarks from President Trump, calling Haiti and African nations shithole countries.

We are not from any shithole, 1199SEIU President George Gresham told the crowd, which brimmed with the colors of the Haitian flag. As a matter of fact, the only shithole that I see is what comes out of his [Trumps] mouth.

Honoring Kings legacy by resisting the Trump White House was a common theme Monday afternoon.

Were going to keep standing up and were going to let him [Trump] know that this is what America looks like, Gresham said.

King himself once described 1199 as the authentic conscience of the labor movement. The union has over 400,000 members throughout the Northeast and south into Florida.

I cant imagine how the generations past who fought for human rights must feel today, protester Trudi Posey of Manhattan, one of about a thousand people to attend the rally, mused. The shame that we have that this man, this bigoted, prejudiced, evil, money-mongering person in control of the United States.

In addition to rejecting President Trumps racism, many speakers at Mondays rally voiced support for inclusive immigration policies. Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) spoke in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and criticized the Presidents vision of a hateful, small-minded and cold-hearted America, as well as his indifference towards our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

With midterm elections on the horizon, talk Monday turned to accountability for elected officials.

Mayor De Blasio spent time on stage thanking New Yorkers from Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa for their contributions to the city and country.

In November, the Department Homeland Security announced it was eliminating temporary protective status for some 40,000 Haitians living in the United States and this month the department said it was lifting the protective status granted some 200,000 El Salvadorans under the George W. Bush administration.

With midterm elections on the horizon, talk Monday turned...

04:43

CNN Doctor Sanjay Gupta Claims Trump Has Heart Disease, Despite What His Physician Said Weasel Zippers

The problem with Guptas analysis is hes just keying in on the one number as opposed to the overall assessment and hes not examined him to make that overall assessment. When his actual doctor, Dr. Ronny Jackson, responded to Guptas specific question, Jackson said there was no concerning atherosclerosis. Which indicates that while there might []

04:12

Yale Psychiatry Prof Has Second Meeting With Dems, Claims Shes Getting Death Threats Weasel Zippers

Met with even more Democrats than the first meeting. Shes already been scolded by the American Psychiatic Association for being unprofessional and yet Democrats are still trying to milk this nonsense into something. Via Legal Insurrection: When the Russia narrative failed, Democrats shifted to a new tactic of questioning Trumps mental fitness for office. Theyre []

03:59

Indy Events Calendar: Jan. 1824 The Indypendent

The Indypendents events calendar comes out every Wednesday online and once a month in print. We provide this calendar as a service to the communities we serve in the New York metropolitan area. Sign-up for our regular e-newsletter and you wont miss a thing. If there is an event you want others to learn about, let us know.

THRU JAN 28
Various times
Theater: Ballyturk
Absurd, hilarious, bone-chilling echoes of Samuel Beckett ring through St. Anns Warehouse with this staging of Irish playwright Enda Walshs Ballyturk.
St. Anns Warehouse
45 Water St., Bklyn

THRU JUNE 1
10 AM6 PM, Daily $0$18
EXHIBIT: King in New York
King in New York draws on historic images to chronicle Martin Luther King Jrs sermons in New York City churches and speeches to the United Nations, his discussions about race relations with the citys mayor and his relationships with New Yorks own networks of activists. Together, they reveal a lesser-known side of Kings work and demonstrate the importance of New York City in the national civil rights movement.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, Mnhtn

JAN 18JAN 21
Various times $20$50
EXHIBIT: The Outsider Art Fair New York 2018
The premier event championing self-taught art, art brut and outsider art. The fair will showcase 63 galleries, representing 35 cities from seven countries, with 10 first-time exhibitors. Visit eventbrite.com for tickets and exhibit schedule.
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 Wes...

03:55

Grateful US Visa Lottery Winner from Uzbekistan Offered to Kill Obama for ISIS The Gateway Pundit

Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev from Uzbekistan won admission to the US from Uzbekistan.

Juraboev was so grateful to the United States for the opportunity that he joined ISIS and offered to murder Obama.

CNS News reported, via Religion of Peace:

Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev was both lucky and evil.

His luck was demonstrated when he won admission to the United States through the diversity visa lottery; his evilness, by his stated willingness to assassinate the president of the United States or commit a terrorist attack in New York City if he could not travel to Syria to join the Islamic State, and if that is what the Islamic State ordered him to do.

When Juraboev was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Oct. 27, 2017, New York City Police Commissioner James ONeill summarized his case in a statement released by the U.S. Justice Department.

The defendant in this case lived in Brooklyn while making plans to travel to Syria to support a design(at)ed terrorist organization, ONeill said. If that was not successful, the defendant schemed of bombing Coney Island or killing the president of the United States.

Juraboev was arrested in 2015 after posting messages on a pro-ISIS website.
Pamela Geller reported:

Juraboev first came to the attention of law enforcement during the summer of 2014 after he made a posting on an Uzbek-language website that backs ISIS, court papers say.

In his post, Juraboev offered to engage in act of martyrdom on U.S. soil on behalf of ISIL, such as killing the President of the United States, the papers say.

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03:40

Dems Think 800,000 Illegal Immigrants Are Worth Forcing Active Military To Go Without Pay Weasel Zippers

Priorities. Via Daily Caller: Democrats are threatening to hold national security hostage, potentially costing the economy billions and forcing hundreds of thousands of federal government employees to go without pay in exchange for securing legal protections for 800,000 illegal immigrants. Congress has three days to strike a deal to keep the government funded through October. []

03:29

Real Cost of Solar and Wind Power Still Falling bensozia

Last year XCel Energy put out a request for bids on new electric power generation in Colorado, and their summary of the bids was recently released. This is actual bids from power generation firms, not some analyst's projections, all to be online by 2023. In total XCel received 350 bids, so there is a lot of interest in building these plants.

The cost of electricity from existing coal plants in the US is around $40 per MWH. The average bids received by XCel for renewable power were as follows:

  Wind:                                          $18.10/MWH
  Wind plus Battery Storage:    $21.00/MWH
  Solar:                                          $29.50/MWH
  Solar plus Battery Storage:     $36.00/MWH
  Wind/Solar/Battery Storage:  $30.60/MWH

These numbers are significantly lower than bids from just two years ago. It's the added battery storage numbers that are key, because to use a lot of renewable power you need either fossil fuel back-up or lots of storage. The bid sheet doesn't say how much storage these bids include, but at any rate you can now build some substantial amount of battery back-up into a new solar/wind system and still end up with a lower price than you get from an already up-and-running coal plant. This makes it seem that the price of battery storage is falling fast, and that power generation companies are betting that this will continue.

One reason that power generation firms are interested in the solar/wind + battery storage formula is that they can charge a higher price for the more reliable power than they could for straight solar or wind, so there's a case of market incentives aligning with what the people clearly need.

Incidentally the amount of coal burned in the US fell by 2% last year, despite Trump and rising demand for electricity; these analysts calculated that if Kentucky replaced all their coal-fired plants with a combination of natural gas and wind, the average electricity bill would fall by 10%, even including the cost of building all the new plants.

03:20

Las Vegas Massacre Twist: Additional Suspects Now Under Investigation As Sheriff Lombardo Is Contradicted Yet Again The Gateway Pundit

Its been three months since the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history took place near the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada and we still know little about gunman Stephen Paddocks motives. 

According to local Las Vegas news outlet Metro 5, key details surrounding the motive cannot be released because additional suspects, are still under investigation. Sheriff Lombardo previously claimed only one person is under investigation.

Metro lawyer Nick Crosby believes information about the additional suspects could be revealed in 60 days.

Metro 5 reports:

Inside a district courtroom on Jan. 16, a lawyer for multiple media outlets argued why information pertaining to 1 October is crucial to helping Las Vegas heal, but the lawyer for Metro Police said they cant release any information because there are still suspects being investigated.

Without naming names, there are potential charges against other people, because of the ongoing investigation?, District Court Judge Elissa Cadish asked Metros Lawyer Nick Crosby.

Yes there are charges being investigated, Crosby replied. That was the biggest piece of new information revealed Tuesday. Lawyers for Metro police squared off with lawyers representing multiple media outlets over the unsealing of search warrants and evidence seized. []

Are they investigating obstruction of justice? Lies to Metro under oath from Mandalay Bay employees? Is it people who sold [Paddock] the guns or ammunition? Or did someone have knowledge of what he was going to do? Now [Metro Police] are just having us speculate more and more and more, Craig Island, an attorney for victims of 1 October said. []

Today is the first time weve heard there are additional suspects out there, this contradicts what they have been saying, [Sheriff] Lombardo has said there are no other suspects, Maggie McCletchie, a lawyer for the media outlets said.

FOX5 Las Vegas reported from inside the Las Vegas courthouse on the battle to have shooting details released:

03:20

Deplorable Vet Offers to Take Maxine Waters SOTU Seat: She Surely Doesnt Speak for Me Weasel Zippers

He deserves it, certainly more than she does anyway. Via Fox News Insider: An African-American veteran has offered to take Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) seat at President Trumps first State of the Union address later this month. Waters is one of several Democrat lawmakers who are skipping the event, telling MSNBC last week that Trump []

03:14

Petroleira italiana obriga funcionrio a devolver benefcios trabalhistas recebidos no Brasil The Intercept

Com um ex-operador de uma de suas subsidirias a Saipem, da rea de infraestrutura denunciado na Operao Lava Jato por pagar propina a diretores da Petrobras em troca de um contrato, a petroleira Italiana Eni agora tambm alvo da Justia Trabalhista brasileira. A firma usou acordos no exterior para recuperar o dinheiro pago por direitos como 13 salrio, frias, FGTS e aviso prvio a um funcionrio venezuelano que trabalhou no Brasil.

Existe a suspeita de que no seja um caso isolado. Entre os documentos apresentados no processo, consta uma lista com nomes de funcionrios estrangeiros que trabalhavam na Eni do Rio de Janeiro e que tambm teriam sido obrigados a restituir empresa os direitos trabalhistas pagos no Brasil.

Uma clusula do contrato ingls previa que ele devolvesse empresa os direitos pagos no Brasil.

O processo foi aberto por um engenheiro venezuelano que trabalhou no Rio e denunciou haver dois contratos de trabalho com a petroleira: um registrado no Brasil (com a Eni Oil do Brasil S/A) e outro na Inglaterra (com a Eni Internacional). Uma clusula do contrato ingls previa que ele devolvesse empresa os direitos pagos no Brasil. O funcionrio alega ter trabalhado na multinacional no Rio e, depois, de forma remota, na Venezuela, de julho de 2008 a dezembro de 2012.

A petroleira italiana Eni brilhou os olhos no Brasil no final dos anos 1990. Com o fim do monoplio da Petrobras em pesquisa, explorao, produo e refino de petrleo e gs natural durante o governo Fernando Henrique Cardoso, a estatal europeia injetou dinheiro na perfurao de poos, na distribuio de gs e na montagem de uma rede de postos. Anos depois, no entanto, seus balanos financeiros comearam a sofrer. Quando precisou fazer caixa, a mo amiga da Petrobras esteve l: em 2004, durante o governo Lula, a brasileira comprou a AgipLiquigs por 450 milhes de dlares; em 2010, no governo Dilma, a Gas Brasiliano que opera no interior de So Paulo foi comprada por 250 milhes de dlares.

Intuito flagrante de fraude

A sentena da juza substituta da 21 Vara do Trabalho do Rio de Janeiro, Amanda Diniz Silveira, de dezembro do ano passado, abre caminho para uma investigao no Ministrio Pblico do Trabalho, no Ministrio do Trabalho e Emprego e na Receita Federal. A deciso se baseia nas suspeitas em relao a possveis fraudes envolvendo os outros funcionrios estrangeiros citados.

...

03:00

Illegal Alien Charged In Killings Of Two Cops Wishes He Killed More Of The Mother Weasel Zippers

Scum. Via Fox News: An illegal immigrant began his murder trial for the 2014 killings of two Northern California sheriffs deputies on Tuesday with a profanity-laced rant, calling a partner of one of the slain officers a coward. Prosecutor Rod Norgaard recounted the events that led to the death of Sacramento Sheriffs Deputy Danny Oliver []

02:56

Why does actress Morena Baccarin have an Adams apple? Fellowship of the Minds

I know there are more important things for me to post about, but this is one of those trivia that nags and bugs. From Wikipedia: The Adams apple, or laryngeal prominence, is a feature of the human neck, and is Continue reading

02:53

Lithuanian Experts Have More Than 100 Comments And Questions Regarding Russian-Belarusian Nuclear Power Station Project (Near Lithuania) Mining Awareness +


Belarus Nuclear Power Station location location exported from Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belarusian_nuclear_power_plant

From Charter.org:
Lithuanian Experts: We Have 100 Comments and Questions Regarding Belarusian NPP
16.01.2018, 12:25
The Astravets NPP does not meet the modern safety standards.

The Astravets nuclear power plant (BelNPP), which is now under construction near the border with Lithuania does not meet modern safety standards, the Lithuanian experts stated, having studied the report of the stress tests of the nuclear power plant. The experts submitted comments to the international group, Delfi reports.

The Lithuanian State Inspectorate for Atomic Energy (VATESI) reported that Lithuania formulated more than 100 comments and questions on the...

02:53

That Time When The Mafia Almost Fixed The Democratic National Convention Mining Awareness +

From The Conversation: That time when the Mafia almost fixed the Democratic National Convention

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FDR Presidential Library, CC BY

By James Cockayne, United Nations University

After a dramatic Republican National Convention in Cleveland which saw Donald Trump finally become the partys official nominee, Hillary Clinton will this week accept the formal nomination of the Democratic Party.

U.S. national conventions have always been big business opportunities. As one long-time ally of the Bush family reportedly said, For people who operate in and around government, you cant not be here. Although some of the usual donors to the Republican National Convention, like Ford and UPS, stayed home this year, the host committee was able to raise nearly US$60 million from American businesses. Yet historically the people who operate in and around government are not only legitimate businesses but also, sometimes, less-than-legitimate ones.

Take the 1932 Democratic National Convention. As I explain in my book about the hidden power of organized crime, from which this article is adapted, the nomination that year had come down to a contest between two New York politicians. Al Smith was a reform-minded former governor aligned with Tammany Hall, the Manhattan-based Democratic political machine. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the sitting governor, was running against him, and he was not aligned with Tammany.

If Roosevelt was to win the nomination at the Democratic National Convention, he needed to neutralize the Tammany threat. That meant figuring out what to do about the Mob.

...

02:52

REPORT: Pakistanis Made Unauthorized Access To House Servers, Pretended To Be Lawmakers Dems Then Lied About Breach The Gateway Pundit

A new report confirms Democrat IT aides from Pakistan made unauthorized access, to House servers while pretending to be members of Congress.

The Daily Callers Luke Rosiak reports the aides in question are Imran Awan, his Ukrainian-born wife Hina Alvi and brothers Jamal and Abid Awan. After an internal investigation, House Democrat leadership then lied about its findings to members, claiming the incident was solely a matter of theft.

Rosiak writes:

House investigators concluded that Democratic IT aides made unauthorized access to congressional servers in 2016, allegedly accessing the data of members for whom they did not work, logging in as members of Congress themselves, and covering their tracks, according to a presentation summarizing the findings of a four-month internal probe.

Their behavior mirrored a classic method for insiders to exfiltrate data from an organization, and they continued even after orders to stop, the briefing materials allege. There are indications that numerous members data may have been secretly residing not on their designated servers, but instead aggregated onto one server, according to the briefing and other sources. []

When acting on the findings, Democratic leadership appear to have misrepresented the issue to their own members as solely a matter of theft, a comparison of the investigators findings with Democrats recollections and a committees public statement shows, leading 44 Democrats to not conduct protective measures typically taken after a breach including informing constituents whose personal information may have been exposed.

As reported by The Gateway Pundits Cristina Laila, we first learned about the breach during a live-streamed hearing featuring Rosiak and Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton last year, where it was revealed Imran Awan was accessing House servers while in Pakistan.

Ive seen records indicating that [Imran Awan] spent three to even more months per year in Pakistan. Ive also seen emails that indicated that...

02:40

Fox News To Air Documentary About What Led To Bill Clintons 1998 Impeachment Weasel Zippers

History lesson for the millennials. Via Daily Mail: Fox News Channel will unveil a new documentary on Sunday about events leading up to the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton almost 30 years ago. The hour-long episode of Scandalous, which will be narrated by actor Bruce McGill, will air January 21 at 8pm. Scandalous will []

02:40

HOW AWFUL: RINO Jeff Flake Slams Moral Vandalism of Trump Defends Unhinged Media and Obama on Senate Floor (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

On Sunday RINO Jeff Flake compared President Trump to Joseph Stalin on ABCs This Week.
Flake believes hes a brilliant historian.

Flake also announced he was going to deliver a speech on the senate floor on Wednesday comparing Trump to Stalin.

On Wednesday morning this idiot took time on the senate floor to trash the Republican president.
What the hell?

Flake slammed the moral vandalism of President Trump and defended the unhinged liberal media and Barack Obama.

You just cant make this stuff up!

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02:30

LA Times asks, Why is liberal California the poverty capital of America? Fellowship of the Minds

Demorats own this. Doesnt take an econ major in junior high to solve this riddle. Kerry Jackson at the LA Timeswrote this op-ed piece: Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or Continue reading

02:18

North Korea: Trumps Nuclear Button Tweet Was Spasm of a Lunatic Weasel Zippers

Speaking of lunatics Via Vice News: Donald Trumps bigger and more powerful nuclear button tweet was the spasm of a lunatic and the bark of a rabid dog, North Korea bawled Tuesday. An editorial in the state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper called the presidents Jan. 3 post the bluff of a loser and a psychopath, who []

02:16

In Macrons France, French Youth Hold March For Paris And Future Of Historic French Nation (PHOTOS, VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Hundreds of French youth took to the streets of Paris Saturday evening for a dramatic torch-lit procession in honor of Saint Genevive, a fifth century saint credited with saving the city from the invading armies of Attila the Hun.

Bearing ancient city crests and medieval-style torches, the procession part homage to the ancient heroine, part political statement crossed Paris wealthy 5th arrondissement flanked by several units of riot police.

Alternating between emblematic French tunes and booming chants of Saint Genevive with us!, the marchers at times hued in pink from burning flares and fireworks attracted considerable attention from curious onlookers, many leaving bistros and cafs along the route to investigate the commotion.

Climbing the narrow Montagne Sainte-Genevive leading towards the Panthon, the visually impressive procession made up largely of teenagers and twenty-somethings reached its finish at the church of Saint-tienne-du-Mont in the student quarter of the Sorbonne, where the remaining relics of the saint are interred, attracting visitors to this day.

Genevive, patron saint of Paris and symbolic defender of the city occupies an important role in French history. Faced with the invading Hun armies of the fifth century, she implored the population of Paris to fast, pray and defend the city rather than flee. Her fame spread far and wide across the ancient world and after her death around 500 A.D, the procession of her relics became a tradition whenever Gods intercession was sought to protect the city. The custom lasted up until the French Revolution when the saints relics were burned in a mock-Catholic ceremony and thrown into the Seine in an attempt to humiliate the church and end the centuries-old popular devotion.

Only yards away from Paris iconic Panthon, originally built to honor Genevive, marchers heard speeches on the history of the saint and were encouraged to take inspiration from the courage of past heroes when confronted with what may seem like overwhelming odds today.

With President Macron enjoying a large parliamentary majority and the opposition in disarray, French patriots are confronted with a continuing influx of migrants, the Islamification and radicalization of large swathes of their territory and a decade long economic malaise which has taken a heavy toll on the middle classes. When the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean slowed late last year, Pr...

02:06

Immigrant Woman Attempts Suicide At Detention Center After Facing Punishment For Avoiding Guard Who Sexually Abused Her Shadowproof

A twenty-three year-old immigrant woman from El Salvador attempted suicide at a private immigration detention center in Texas after learning she may face punishment for avoiding a guard who sexually abused her and still works at the facility.

Laura Monterrosa ingested 51 pain pills that were left in her possession by medical staff on January 11, according to the immigrant rights group Grassroots Leadership. They say authorities neglected to provide medical treatment for several hours and moved Monterrosa to solitary confinement afterward.

Detention officials refused to let Monterrosa receive community or legal visitors until the afternoon of January 13 and would not say if she received emergency treatment.

Monterrosa remained in isolation until members of the public, including representatives of Congress, fought for her release. Organizers believe an inquiry into her health made by Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett contributed to her release from solitary.

Detention staff interrogated her for skipping meals in the dining hall because that is where she would encounter the guard that abused her.

A resident counseling report [PDF] from January 4 stated Monterrosa was eating in her dorm. She couldnt avoid the dining hall entirely because she didnt have money to buy food from the commissary. She said she was not on hunger strike.

When Monterrosa explained this, the case manager said they were not asking about anything else except whether she had eaten her meals. You can go to dining and scan for fruit and bring it back with you. You dont have to stay in dining, the manager said.

I am afraid that I am going to run into [the guard], Monterrosa replied. I have run into her in the dining and in recreation and that is why I have not gone there. I have encountered in the hallways. I am afraid that I am going to run into her again.

I have to make sure that residents ate something, that is why I am asking, the case manager said. Can no one send you any money as they were before?

Monterrosa said, No, and the case manager said, Just understand that if you miss two meals again, I will be talking to you again.

I already told you why I am not going to dining, Monterrosa responded. It is a very strong reason why I am not going to dining. The investigator said to confess everything and that I was never going to see [the guard] again. But that didnt happen because I still see her in the hallways and in the dining.

The case manager refused to further discuss Monterrosa...

02:02

Feds Planning Massive Northern California Immigration Sweep To Strike Against Sanctuary Laws Weasel Zippers

Beat the rush, self deport. Via SF Chronicle: U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities in which federal officers would look to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people while sending a message that immigration policy will be enforced in the sanctuary state, according to []

01:45

CEO of Spellex Pays Employees $1,000 Tax Cut Bonuses Thanks President Trump on Each Check (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Sheldon Wolf, the founder and CEO of Spellex Corporation, told FOX and Friends he wanted to share the wealth and decided to give $1,000 tax cut bonuses to his employees.

Wolf wrote Trump Tax Cut and Jobs Act on each check so that his employees understood why they were getting the January bonus.

Over 170 US corporations have announced employee bonuses due to the Trump Tax Cut bill that passed in December.
Over 2 million US employees received tax cut bonuses.

Wolf went on FOX and Friends this morning:

The post CEO of Spellex Pays Employees $1,000 Tax Cut Bonuses Thanks President Trump on Each Check (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

01:40

John Lewis: I Have Never Felt Trump Is The Legitimate President Weasel Zippers

If you said Obama was not a legitimate president John Lewis would have called you a racist.

01:23

Alyssa Milano Blasts Trump Supporters as More Unamerican Than DREAMers The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by John S. Roberts at Right Observer:

President Donald Trump sent two tweets that infuriated far left actress Alyssa Milano.

She went completely nuts, conflating Republicans with the KKK and declaring people who continue to defend and support this President in all his racist horror, are more unamerican than any of those you are trying to deport. Meaning, DREAMers since immigration is the hot topic of the day.

Check this out

Enter Milano:

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And those that continue...

01:08

Ohio Woman to Nancy Pelosi on Trump Tax Cut Bonuses: This Deplorable Appreciates those Bread Crumbs (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

On Wednesday FOX News contributor Pete Hegseth went to Mamas West Main Cafe in Hillsboro, Ohio to dish politics with the locals.

The Ohio region that voted 76% for Donald Trump in 2016.

One woman at the diner had a few choice words for Nancy Pelosi. The former speaker told voters last week the Trump tax cut bonuses of $1,000 and $2,000 US corporations were handing out to their employees were pathetic and merely crumbs.

One local woman had a few choice words for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Pete Hegseth: What does a thousand dollar bonus mean to real people?

Sue: Well, for one thing its a very, very big deal. When you work for a company and they want to give you a thousand dollar check just because our president gave us a tax break to me its a big deal. Weve been called deplorables and everything. But this deplorable appreciates those bread crumbs.

The entire restaurant cheered.

Via FOX and Friends:

The post Ohio Woman to Nancy Pelosi on Trump Tax Cut Bonuses: This Deplorable Appreciates those Bread Crumbs (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

01:00

Letters from a Heartbroken Pervert: First Matt Forney

This is a guest post by Nameless Writer, the second in a series.

Do you remember when we first started hooking up? All the way back in high school? We both skipped class and made out in an empty classroom. You did well. I wanted to keep going, but you said you had to get back. I did my best to talk you out of it. You brought up that the teacher I was skipping out on was much more lenient than the one you were dodging. You were doing your best to be a bitch about it, so you gave me a look and rhetorically asked what you were supposed to do to get out of trouble: announce a bout of diarrhea? I was too nervous at the time, too insecure about the perverted landscape of my mind, so I said nothing, but what I thought of then and there is still with me. I had wanted to say, Well if youve got diarrhea, let me plug you up. A finger in the dyke isnt nearly as important as a finger that keeps your panties from an unfixable stain. Back then, you were innocent; a few months later, you would tell me in no uncertain terms that nothing was to ever go up your ass. But I still cant help but wonder what would have happened if, on that day, I had been so bold and dutifully offered my opposable thumbs as your own personal diaper.

The way things actually played out, I cant really recall. You were a good kisser that day, but you went back to class. We would keep making out now and then in the library, in bathrooms, the elevator, etc. Do you think everything could have been different had I just been more bold? If I had just been willing to own all that is disgusting and wrong about me from the get-go? You probably cant tell now: hindsight sure as hell isnt 20/20, its indelibly marked by the presents point of view. So, of course youd say it wouldnt have changed anything, or that if it wouldve changed anything, it would have made you abort our horrible relationship before it even started. But Im not so sure, I still wonder; and maybe if I actually send this letter, and you read it, maybe then youll wonder too.

Read Next: Letters from a Heartbroken Pervert: Youth

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00:56

Durbin: Im Focused On Protecting Illegal Immigrants Full Time Weasel Zippers

Are those his constituents? Sen. Durbin responds to @SenTomCotton who says he "misrepresented" what @realDonaldTrump said during Oval Office meeting when @SenatorDurbin says referred "shi-hole" countries. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/NflI5XzlhC Mike Puccinelli (@MPuccinelliCBS2) January 15, 2018

00:35

Antifa Group Torches ICE Fliers At University of Texas Weasel Zippers

Feeling the burn. Via Campus Reform: A group of University of Texas at San Antonio students recently rounded up and torched promotional materials put out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The group in question, Revolutionary Horizon (RH), describes itself as a revolutionary group that primarily consists of students at the University of Texas []

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