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Sep 13 09:59

WATCH: Rep. Jim Jordan Blasts ‘Red Flag’ Bill: ‘Innocent Until Proven Guilty ... Until Today’

On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee debated several gun control bills. One of those bills, H.R. 1236, the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019, would allow certain people to petition a court to "[prohibit] a named individual from having under the custody or control of the individual, owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm ... [or] having a firearm removed or requiring the surrender of firearms from a named individual."

Sep 13 09:59

Pro-Lifers Snag Small Victory In Case Against Journalists Who Exposed Planned Parenthood

On Wednesday, a gag order from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra that would have hindered pro-life reporting on the case against undercover journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt was denied by Judge Christopher Hite.

Sep 13 09:33

CA Challenges NCAA: Let College Athletes Earn Money From Endorsements

The state of California is directly challenging the NCAA, passing a bill to permit college athletes to earn money from endorsements. The NCAA had warned that it might ban California athletes from its events if the bill were passed.

Sep 13 09:33

WATCH: Congressman, A Double-Amputee Vet, Speaks About VA Kicking Him Out Of His Office In Florida VA

On Thursday, Congressman Brian Mast (R-FL), a double-amputee war vet, spoke with Fox News about being kicked out of a West Palm Beach, Florida, VA facility where he had established the first office in a VA facility for a sitting member of Congress.

Sep 13 08:52

People Are Already Getting Arrested for Trying to “Storm Area 51”

By John Vibes

The viral campaign to “storm Area 51” was scheduled for September 20th, and after months of controversy, the organizers decided instead to set up a festival called “Alien Stock” in the middle of the desert, where all of the Area 51 enthusiasts could gather in a safe and legal way. Unfortunately, locals in the small town of Rachel, Nevada were not very happy about the idea of thousands of curiosity seekers descending on their neighborhood.

After the festival was announced, a warning was posted on the town’s website in response to the news, stating that local residents would defend their property by force if they had to, saying that “the situation could get ugly.” The website voiced concerns that such an event would attract crooks who sought to “capitalize on the chaos.”...

Sep 13 08:36

Black Lives Matter Supporter Deray McKesson Blasts Shaun King

On Thursday, civil rights activist and Black Lives Matter supporter DeRay Mckesson accused Black Lives supporter Shaun King of a lack of integrity, saying that King is like "the power dynamic of the system" Mckesson opposes, which "willingly sacrifices the vulnerable to protect itself, and replaces truth with convenient lies."

Sep 13 08:36

WATCH: Bill Maher Laments The ‘Cancer On Progressivism’ As Democrats ‘Race To The Far Left’

HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Thursday to issue a scathing rebuke of political correctness and the woke "cancer on progressivism" that he claims has plagued the Democratic Party.

Sep 13 08:35

Obama’s Ambassador To Russia Deletes Endorsement Of NatSec Advisor Candidate After Scaramucci Support

Michael McFaul, who was the U.S. Ambassador to Russia under President Barack Obama, endorsed Steve Biegun to replace recently-departed National Security Advisor John Bolton on Thursday and quickly deleted his support for Biegun after Trump-foe Anthony Scaramucci supported his endorsement.

Sep 13 08:35

Dutch Woman With Dementia Euthanized Against Her Will. The Doctor Was Just Cleared Of Wrongdoing.

Three years ago, a 74-year-old Dutch woman with dementia was euthanized by a doctor who drugged the patient's coffee without her knowledge and then had family members physically restrain her for the final lethal injection.

Sep 13 08:05

The Madness of James Mattis

The wildly unpopular if not forbidden-to-be-uttered truth is that Mattis, while an admittedly decorated marine and military strategist, was an abject failure. Despite being hailed as a “warrior monk,” he was and remains a conventional interventionist figure – prisoner to the tired old militarist ideas of the necessity for US military forward deployment, counterinsurgency in Afghanistan, and the perpetual need to balance or “contain” Russia and China. His career-long defense of America’s post-9/11 engagements should be the first sentence of his obituary.

Sep 13 07:21

Blank Check Policing: Cops Stop Cars Registered to Unlicensed Owners, Whether or Not Owners Are Behind the Wheel

The Rutherford Institute is challenging the police practice of stopping cars registered to unlicensed owners, whether or not the owners are behind the wheel (such vehicles are often driven by licensed family members and friends) and in the absence of specific wrongdoing.

Sep 13 07:08

Bill Burr’s Dirty Joke about Michelle Obama, and Other Stuff You Can’t Say

Should we #BelieveAllWomen? Bill Burr is skeptical. People will say, “You can’t make something like that up,” he notes.

“Well, did you see Star Wars? Somebody made that up.” He adds, “If women ran the world there’d be no war. Evidently there’d be no due process either.” As for “male feminists,” he isn’t sold on them, either. “What kind of a man who still has his balls is walking around saying that he’s a male feminist?” He asks. “You can’t do it any more than I can stand here and be like, ‘I’m a Black Panther!’”

Sep 13 07:05

Revealed: Loretta Lynch Requested Investigation of Planned Parenthood Video Journalists Abusing The AG Office

The California Department of Justice agent who was present during the raid on David Daleiden’s home in 2016 testified Tuesday that Obama-era Attorney General Loretta Lynch requested the investigation of the undercover video journalist and his colleague in the wake of their video exposé of Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue trafficking practices, reported LifeSiteNews.

Sep 13 07:01

Republican priorities (Picture)

Sep 13 05:53

FBI Finally Agrees To Name Saudi Official Who Helped 9/11 Attackers

Just 18 years after the terrible events of September 11, 2001, The FBI has agreed to provide a key piece of new information about alleged official Saudi involvement following intense efforts by the victims families.

While the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, remains at Guantanamo Bay (trial date set for January 2021!), he opened the door in July to helping victims of the attacks in their lawsuit against Saudi Arabia if the U.S. government spares him the death penalty.

And, as The Wall Street Journal reports, victims’ families have urged the government to make more information public, telling President Trump in a letter recently that it would help them “finally learn the full truth and obtain justice from Saudi Arabia.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Riyadh will ALWAYS deny official Saudi responsibility for anything (including the assassination of Khasshogi), but that place where perception and and reality collide, can be a very dangerous, nasty place, which is right where we are with these revelations.

First, I do not think it insignificant, that the trial is set for January of 2021, right after the 2020 elections happen in November.

But I will tell you that no matter which party is in power, going in to 2021, the following scenarios are perfectly plausible, given the US Government's and FBI's track record for pulling stunts like this:

1. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed winds up Fosterized, Epsteined, or "Rubyed", courtesy of some commonly weaponized disease, conveniently right around New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day, so that his death is not seen on the front pages of any newspaper or at the top of any blog.

He may wind up with a massive cerebrovascular "accident" (where the heart and brain fail, simultaneously), and could not be "saved", because the medical professionals at Gitmo do not have the training/surgical skills to pull someone through an event like this.

Let's call it squarely as it stands; Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is a "Live Liability", to both the current Saudi despotic government, and to the US government, and live liabilities in this country... tend to die, before what they have to say can be heard, even if they stray only slightly from the "proscribed script".

But if the guy is allowed to survive, and testify, please remember; because of being tortured, doped up, psychologically "played with" and mentally deconstructed, what we will see at this trial, is a completely "subservient little "Lambikin", who will only say what his Gitmo handlers have told him to say; no more; no less.

And if I sound more than just a little bit angry, perhaps I am, because all the sound, fury, and misdirection we will hear, is just that; sound, fury, and misdirection, leading away from the real perpetrators who created this monstrous event, as the "justification" to invade both Afghanistan and Iraq.

I stand in solidarity with those who mourn the friends and family they have lost, also to those who lost (and are losing) friends and family because Christy Todd Whitman, EPA at the time 9/11 happened, told American and the world, that it was "safe" for people to breath the noxious air, which has lead to other horrific diseases and cancers.

Christine Todd Whitman admits that she was "wrong" in telling First Responders to 9/11 that the air was fine to breathe:

The article goes on to state: 'Former EPA head admits she was wrong to tell New Yorkers post-9/11 air was safe.

Christine Todd Whitman, who reassured the public over Ground Zero air, says: ‘I’m sorry. We did the very best we could … with the knowledge we had.’

No, my dear, you said what you were ORDERED to say from higher ups; your lying about the air quality in New York, post 9/11, created even more death and destruction for our First Responders, because people took you at your word, and believed they were safe. "Sorry", 3 years ago just doesn't cut it. But of course, you, like every figure in that palpating sewer of corruption which defines DC, had your conscience surgically removed before you took that job with the EPA, because "everyone in DC does it."

But the loss I feel even more intently, and for which I mourn the most, is the loss of the country I once believed I understood, and whose alleged values I believed honorable; and perhaps my naivete was so intense, that this "fall" from a noble perspective of what national government is supposed to do, and the values it really holds, was inevitable.

The US government, and its alleged "Congressional Members" are all about the transforming into money junkies,and it is fascinating to see how they get into power at the national level, and how they manipulate that governmental power structure to their financial well being.

These are the people who see war as simply policy by other means, and when Karl Marx made the observation that all wars are economic in their origin, from President Bush Through President Obama, and on to President Trump, these Presidents have done their level best in proving him true.

Sep 13 04:41

Draghi's New ECB QE4EVA Is A Mistake. Here Is What He Should Have Done...

Authored by Daniel Lacalle via DLacalle.com,

The ECB is creating a dangerous bubble and should not have cut rates by 10bps nor added a new purchase program of €20 billion per month.

1) Eurozone states are already financing themselves at negative rates. There is no need for lower rates and this disguises real risk.

This has saved governments more than 1 trillion euro in interest expenses (handelsblatt.com/today/finance/…)

2) The ECB has not abandoned its stimulus. It repurchases all maturities, launched a liquidity injection (TLTRO) in March 2019 and balance sheet stands at almost 40% of eurozone GDP.

3) Excess liquidity is 1.7 trillion euro. More liquidity does not lead agents to spend/invest more.

There is no higher solvent credit demand because monetary policy perpetuates overcapacity and zombifies the economy. Share of zombie companies has soared c30% since 2013. (BIS)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To all those investors with intense exposure to the Euro right now, you may want to rethink your options.

Sep 13 04:36

McCabe Criminal Indictment Appeal Rejected; DOJ Cleared To Prosecute

The Justice Department on Thursday notified attorneys for former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe that his appeal to avoid criminal prosecution has been rejected, according to Bloomberg, citing a source close to McCabe's legal team. The decision comes roughly a month after McCabe filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the DOJ and Attorney General William Barr, after an internal investigation into media leaks resulted in his firing.

The U.S. attorney’s office for the District of Columbia informed McCabe’s legal team last month that charges against McCabe were being recommended, according to a person familiar with the matter.

McCabe and his legal team met with Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and the U.S. attorney, Jessie Liu, on Aug. 21 to appeal the recommendation, according to the person.

McCabe’s lawyers still have the right to request a meeting with Barr over the matter, the person said. -Bloomberg

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!!

Sep 13 04:33

In Show Of "Goodwill", Beijing Exempts US Pork, Soybeans From Trade-War Tariffs

Confirming reports from earlier in the week, Beijing announced on Friday that it would indeed encourage state-owned companies to begin "goodwill" purchases of US soybeans, pork and other farm goods (desperately needed by China) by imposing waivers from trade-war tariffs, according to the South China Morning Post.

The decision was characterized as the latest in a series of tit-for-tat trade war deescalations by Beijing and Washington (though Beijing is struggling with a deadly outbreak of swine flu that has killed off nearly one-third of the country's pigs, and also has been struggling to find replacements to source soybeans, it's funny how importing stuff they need has been characterized as "goodwill").

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, the ball is in your court; please do not lose focus on getting this resolved in a moral, intelligent, and win/win manner.

Sep 12 12:07

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe loses bid to stop him from being indicted for 'lack of candor' during probe into Hillary Clinton email investigation

A U.S. attorney for Washington D.C. has recommended going forward with criminal charges against former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe, following a scathing Inspector General's report on his conduct during the Clinton email probe.

U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu recommended moving ahead with charges, prompting a failed appeal by McCabe's lawyers to appeal the decision, Fox News reported.

McCabe's team appealed the matter to the deputy attorney general at the main Justice Department, without success. 'The Department rejected your appeal of the United States Attorney's Office's decision in this matter. Any further inquiries should be directed to the United States Attorney's Office,' according to an email Justice provided in response.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!!!

Sep 12 12:00

Indian Military Waiting for Government Order to Retrieve Pakistan's Part of Kashmir - Army Chief

New Delhi (Sputnik): A day ahead of a big rally by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Muzaffarabad - the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir - India has made a strong statement about retrieving Kashmir from Islamabad.

With some Indian ministers underlining the need to discuss Pakistani-administered Kashmir, the Indian Army chief has said the troops always remain ready mode whenever the government wants them to go ahead and retrieve that side of Kashmir.

General Bipin Rawat’s remark came days after two key ministers including the Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, touched upon the issue of Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

"The government takes action in such matters. Institutions of the country will work as per the orders of the government. The army is always ready", said General Rawat while replying to the media on Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Pakistan decides to do this, SOME adult in the room, on both India's and Pakistan's side needs to get the leadership in both countries to "cage the rage, and engage;" calm moral leadership is desperately required to keep these countries from starting World War III.

Sep 12 11:48

Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Denounces Censorship as Her Facebook Account Banned

RT and Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan page on Facebook has been suspended for three days for "violating community standards," RT reported, noting that reasons behind the ban are being investigated.

Sputnik and RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan has posted a tweet in which she revealed that her Facebook account has been suspended.

"I was banned on Facebook. Trying to figure out why. Meanwhile, I'll contemplate about free internet, freedom of speech and all that", Simonyan wrote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow, you can smell the irony all the way across the planet, on this one!!!

Sep 12 11:30

Wave of Hate Against Melania Trump on Twitter as She Denounces Vaping Online

The US first lady’s initiative “Be Best”, aimed at promoting the well-being of children and fighting cyberbullying, has been repeatedly mocked online since it was launched last year. Mrs Trump’s recent move as part of the campaign to target e-cigarettes has received an icy welcome as well.

US First Lady Melania Trump has voiced alarm over the dangers of vaping and the high usage of e-cigarettes among America’s youth. She shared statistics showing the growing popularity of e-smoking on Twitter, marking the post with the hashtag “Be Best”.

“Our Administration supports the removal of flavoured e-cigarettes from stores until they're approved by the US FDA [US Food and Drug Administration]”, the first lady tweeted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why this further wave of attacks against Melania?!? Have they found they are bored with resolving real problems, which take skills; talent; and hard-won moral negotiations and so decided to go on a "15 minutes of Hate"rampage against her instead??!?!

She is one of the brightest, sharpest First Ladies to light up the White House in a long time; fluent in 5 languages; and one of the most consistently kind and gentle people we have had filling this position.

So haters; please, can this activity, because she is not even paying attention; but such attacks certainly cause all of you, collectively, to look like the least biodegradable pondscum on the planet.

Sep 12 11:20

Eurasian Politics On The Cusp Of Change

Authored by M.K. Bhadrakumar via IndianPunchline.com,

The meeting of the foreign and defense ministers of Russia and France in the 2+2 format in Moscow on September 9 signified not only a warming up of relations between the two countries but a reset in Russia’s ties with the West.

The last time a Franco-Russian event in the 2+2 format took place was in October 2012 in Paris. A year later, the conflict erupted in Ukraine and the European Union imposed sanctions against Russia. The trajectory since then appears to be reversing its course.

The first signs appeared during the G7 summit in Biarritz on 24-26 August where the schism between the West and Russia significantly narrowed. The US President Donald Trump announced that he intended to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to next year’s G7 at Miami.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any possible thaw in European and US relations with Russia, is a very positive thing right now; Macron should be applauded for taking these steps.

Sep 12 11:20

Eurasian Politics On The Cusp Of Change

Authored by M.K. Bhadrakumar via IndianPunchline.com,

The meeting of the foreign and defense ministers of Russia and France in the 2+2 format in Moscow on September 9 signified not only a warming up of relations between the two countries but a reset in Russia’s ties with the West.

The last time a Franco-Russian event in the 2+2 format took place was in October 2012 in Paris. A year later, the conflict erupted in Ukraine and the European Union imposed sanctions against Russia. The trajectory since then appears to be reversing its course.

The first signs appeared during the G7 summit in Biarritz on 24-26 August where the schism between the West and Russia significantly narrowed. The US President Donald Trump announced that he intended to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to next year’s G7 at Miami.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any possible thaw in European and US relations with Russia, is a very positive thing right now; Macron should be applauded for taking these steps.

Sep 12 11:15

Lindsey Graham: My Goal Is To Declassify FISA Warrant Applications

Via SaraACarter.com,

“My goal is to explain to you and the American public how the system failed and make sure it never happens again,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham on ‘Hannity’ show on Wednesday night.

“We’re going to pursue this in a transparent fashion,” Graham said.

“We’re going to declassify as much as we can, including the FISA warrant applications.”

Graham said he will seek to release to the public as much information possible about former British spy Christopher Steele.

“I’m going to give you all the information that was in the system about how suspicious people were of Christopher Steele, how biased he was, [and] let you read it for yourself. Transparency and accountability is my goal,” he said.

“The system had a lot of notice about [Christopher Steele] bias,” Graham said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My bet is, that Durham is not going to prosecute anyone; again, the monied rarely eat their own.

Sep 12 11:12

Government Orders Google To Let Employees Express Unpopular Political Views

In what appears to be a huge victory for Google employees who don't ascribe to the ultra-liberal Silicon Valley monoculture, the National Labor Relations Board has reached a settlement with Google over complaints that the search giant punishes employees for speaking out on political and workplace issues that don't comport with the company's agenda.

The settlement, which was reportedly approved by an agency director this week, according to WSJ, comes in response to a pair of complaints filed by conservative employees about how the company handles workplace dissent.

One complainant, former engineer Kevin Cernekee, claims he was fired for expressing his right-leaning political views on an internal company message board (Google, for what it's worth, claims he was fired for "misusing company equipment")

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When, please, did the center of this country, and it's political dialogue, get placed so out of kilter, that people seem to be spoiling for a fight for what used to be a reasonable, logical encounter with people whose views differ from yours?!?

I am feeling like I need to self-sensor whenever I talk to people whose political views may diverge even slightly from mine, and I am bloody tired of it!!

Sep 12 11:07

"You're Forecasting A Revolution" - Household Leverage Ratios By Wealth Distribution

Authored by Global Macro Monitor,

We are just starting to play with the wealth distribution data and will have much more coming your way. What we have seen so far is shocking.

The distribution of wealth has deteriorated significantly over the past 20 years and is now so skewed toward the top that average U.S. household wealth is close to $1 million, though the median household wealth is only around $70k.

In fact, the aggregate level of wealth of the bottom 50 percent peaked in Q1 2000, the height of the dot.com bubble, and is down almost 10 percent in nominal terms. Whereas, the aggregate wealth level of the top 1 percent is up almost 120 percent over the same period.

If I brought a number or a forecast like that to my manager when I was a very young economist working on the World Bank’s capital flows model back in the day, he would say,

“You are forecasting revolution.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The numbers pretty much always tell the story; and these numbers are downright terrifying.

Sep 12 11:04

part of a 100 year negotiation.Have You Noticed How Social Media Purges Always Align With The US Empire?

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

Twitter has suspended multiple large Cuban media accounts for reasons the social media platform has yet to explain as of this writing, a move which journalist Dan Cohen has described as “the equivalent of silencing CNN, Fox, WaPo and NPR’s accounts” for that nation. The Union of Cuban Journalists has denounced the move as censorship.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The pattern is exceptionally clear, for anyone with a couple of brain cells left.

I am always concerned about two Iranian blogs to which I link frequently (English versions only) www.presstv.com, and en.farsnews.com.

If these English language blogs go silent simultaneously, you can bet that something wicked this way is about to hit Iran.

Sep 12 10:48

A Firefighter Killed On September 11 Is Identified 18 Years Later

A firefighter who died on September 11 was laid to rest Tuesday after his remains were identified 18 years later.

Sep 12 10:47

Beto O’Rourke: Rich People Will Be ‘Forced To Allow Lower-Income People To Live Near Them” (VIDEO)

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke continues to reveal his communist desires.

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