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Feb 04 10:13

Paul Craig Roberts Exposes "The Lawless Government"

I remember when a suspect was regarded as innocent until proven guilty in a fair trial. Today prosecutors convict their victims in the media in order to make an unbiased jury impossible and thereby coerce a plea bargain that saves the prosecutor from having to prove his case. In the United States, law is no longer a shield of the people. Law is a weapon in the hands of prosecutors. (See Roberts & Stratton, The Tyranny of Good Intentions.)

Feb 04 10:08

BENNY GANTZ AND YAIR LAPID ARE DISCUSSING JOINING FORCES - MK SHELAH

Yachimovich related to Israel Resilience party leader Benny Gantz, claiming that "Gantz has yet to declare he will not join a Netanyahu-led government."

Yachimovich chose to defend Gantz by saying that she condemns any accusations against Gantz's failures as former IDF chief of Staff. "Unfortunately we live in a world where any fault is credited to the army and every achievement is credited to Netanyahu, it's repulsive."

Feb 04 09:46

Cory Booker will keep reinventing himself until voters believe it

New Jersey Sen. Cory “Call Me Spartacus” Booker is running for president, to the surprise of no one.

In a political era that seems long ago, Booker was one of the more interesting figures in the Democratic Party.

He began his career by taking on an established Democratic machine, failing in his first bid to be mayor of Newark. Incumbent Sharpe James was the old guard using every strong-arm tactic in the book to keep power, and Booker was the young, fresh-faced Rhodes scholar determined to show that city government could be more than just a corrupt, favor-dispensing fiefdom.

Feb 04 09:24

CIA Democrats Conducts Overt Operation in Halls of Congress

Kentucky candidate for Governor (in 2019) Geoff Young said, “No Democrats voted to enact this dangerous strategy embraced by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). I never got any polls asking if the DNC should favor and direct millions of dollars to ex-CIA operatives, ex-military intelligence operatives, and ex-military war veterans.”

The strategy is a profoundly cynical attempt by the DNC to exploit the popularity of our troops in order to install more pro-war, neoconservative, Russia-hating, Iran-hating Democrats in Washington. It’s one of the most evil strategies the DNC has ever imposed on the US” he added in a recent interview.

Feb 04 08:45

Arab MKs are ‘Trojan horse’ seeking to destroy Israel, claims Israeli minister

Israel’s Culture and Sports Minister described Arab-Israeli parliamentarians on Sunday as a “Trojan horse” seeking to destroy Israel. Miri Regev made her comment after the MKs had a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “Their place is in Gaza,” added Regev, “and not in Jerusalem.”

The MKs Ahmed Tibi, Talen Abu Arar and Masud Ghnaim were among a group of Israeli Arabs who met President Erdogan at the Tarabya Presidential Campus in Istanbul recently. They were told by Erdogan that Turkey will not turn its back on the Palestinian cause or the Palestinian people. He stressed that his country would share “all means available” for ending the Israeli occupation and establishing peace.

“Time and time again,” complained Regev, “[Arab MK Ahmad] Tibi and his group insist on proving to everyone that they are not really worthy of being members of the Israeli Knesset, they are [a Trojan horse] who seek the end of the State of Israel.”

Feb 04 08:43

SAUDI CROWN PRINCE CALLS BILLIONAIRE SHAKEDOWN IN RIYADH’S RITZ-CARLTON A LUCRATIVE SUCCESS

A total of about $107 billion has been recovered as a result of the detention of scores of Saudi royals and businessmen in Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton hotel in 2017, according to the kingdom’s anti-corruption commission.

It said the assets collected from the 87 detainees came in a mix of cash, real estate, companies, and securities. The commission, which was headed by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), referred more than 60 people to prosecution, saying that 56 of them had “other criminal cases against them.” Eight other people “refused to settle despite the existence of evidence against them, and they were referred to the public prosecutor.”

MBS, who called the anti-corruption campaign a “shock therapy,” has declared it a lucrative success. He told Bloomberg earlier that $35 billion had been collected from the prisoners.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Anti-corruption," MY ASTROLABE!!!!!

Let's call it by its real name: submitting to pure and utter robbery, or spend time in one of Saudi Arabia's jails, very probably, for some crime they most probably did not commit, and to be sentenced to be tortured, or executed by a Kangaroo court which only exists to insure they invoke precisely the outcome the Prince wants to see.

Oh, Yeah, baby... That's justice, Prince Bin Salman style!!

It is profoundly unsettling to me, that President Trump's BFFs in the Middle East, are the Butcher of Yemen, Prince Bin Salman, and Israel's Prime Minister, the Butcher of Gaza.

I think, at some deep and profound level, Trump is actually envious that both men can pretty much do what they want, in their respective countries (and beyond) with impunity, including war crimes, as neither country has a written Constitution, nor are signatories to the ICC.

Feb 04 08:38

Intel Chiefs Use ‘Global Threat’ Report To Uphold US War Machine

The corporate media’s reporting on the testimonies of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and the directors of CIA, NSA and FBI on their annual assessment of “worldwide threats” emphasized the fact that they contradicted President Donald Trump’s views on Iran, North Korea and Russia.

Trump foolishly criticized the intelligence chiefs as “naïve” for refusing to support his unfounded accusation that Iran is systematically cheating on the nuclear deal. His remarks buttressed the media narrative of a struggle between an objective intelligence apparatus and a patently dishonest president who may even have colluded with Russia.

But the media’s emphasis on this narrative has obscured a more important story: The intelligence chiefs used the annual presentation of their “global threat assessment” to protect key policies and programs that provide their massive organizations with enormous power and budgetary resources.

Feb 04 08:29

PM must be indicted for bribery, conviction is guaranteed, AG’s team said to say

The senior state prosecutor who oversaw the police investigation into one of the three corruption cases facing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regards it as “a clear case of bribery” involving hundreds of millions of shekels, according to a transcript of discussions with her boss, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, quoted by Israeli television on Friday night.

Mandelblit, Israel’s top legal officer, is expected to publish his conclusions on the three cases within the next few weeks, having informed Netanyahu’s lawyers earlier Friday that he has rejected the prime minister’s demand that any decision to indict be postponed until after Israel’s April 9 elections.

Feb 04 08:29

How Republicans Erased Trumpism

Donald Trump has a Congress problem. He can’t get Republicans to promote his policies. And when he forces the issue — as with his border wall — he can’t win their support.

But most Americans don’t know that. After all, Republican legislators voted with the president well over 90 percent of the time during the 115th Congress. Record numbers of appellate judges were confirmed, and the president signed major tax legislation. Many observers have concluded that Mr. Trump dominates the Republican Party, and his loyal base holds congressional Republicans tautly in line.

But discerning legislative influence is more difficult than it appears. Throughout the first two years of the Trump presidency, Republican leaders in Congress skillfully used a variety of tactics to minimize the president’s influence and maximize their own control over public policy.

Feb 04 08:06

‘Really disgusting’: Twitter unimpressed as Netanyahu uses Trump in election posters

A looming poster of best buds Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump has sprung up in Tel Aviv, as the Israeli leader campaigns for upcoming elections. The poster has sparked jokes and disgust on social media.

Feb 04 07:14

Over 1,100 Truckload of Military Equipment Sent to Eastern Euphrates since US Pullout Declaration

More than 1,100 trucks carrying US-made weapons and military equipment have been dispatched to the Eastern Euphrates region since President Trump declared his decision to withdraw forces from Syria.

The London-based Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Sunday that despite US President Donald Trump's announcement on December 19 to evacuate forces from Syria, the US army continues sending military convoys to Eastern Euphrates.

It added that over 1,130 convoys, carrying military and logistic equipment have been dispatched to the US-occupied bases in Eastern Euphrates since Trump's declaration.

In a relevant development in late January, the US Army sent over 250 Military Trucks to Raqqa, Hasaka, Aleppo to reinforce its military bases there.

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Feb 04 06:36

Venezuelan oil or Florida politics: Why is Trump after Maduro?

The White House seeks to overthrow the governments in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.

The United States has been quite transparent in its intentions regarding Venezuela - it is determined to get rid of the current government and install the unelected, self-declared president Juan Guaido.

The White House is very clear - it wants to overthrow the governments in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua; and the US control over the world's largest oil reserves.

However, there are concerns in Washington that the Trump administration has mistaken opposition to President Nicolas Maduro for support for US intervention, or for a candidate asking for military intervention.

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Feb 04 06:28

US needs military base in Iraq to 'watch Iran', Trump says

US president accuses Iran of stirring regional conflicts and being 'the number one terrorist nation in the world'.

US forces must remain in Iraq so the United States can keep a close eye on neighbouring Iran, according to President Donald Trump.

In an interview with CBS' Face the Nation programme, Trump highlighted the importance of a key military base in Iraq that he said was crucial to the surveillance of the Islamic Republic's activities.

"We spent a fortune on building this incredible base, we might as well keep it">>>

Trump did not ask Iraq's permission to 'watch Iran'

Feb 03 13:55

Scott Adams: Proposal to End the Border Wall Impasse

Brain damage is a known, accepted, real possibility from football
Hard to enjoy watching it, knowing that…who’s playing?
If our sports were invented today, would we design them the same?
Jussie Smollet story, is ANYBODY believing it?
Governor Northam “moonwalked” back his previous apology
His wife felt the need to tell him moonwalking not appropriate
He’s been in blackface so often he isn’t sure it’s him in photo?
Michael Moore says AOC is now the leader of Democrat party
Democrat media goes after Tulsi Gabbard
President Trump can declare a national emergency now
He gave GOP and DEMS multiple chances for action
The GOP and DEMS have confirmed they’re worthless
The country is now primed to accept the pending EO
Pelosi lied and demonstrated she isn’t credible
Wall cost: Both sides agree the amount of money is trivial
If the cost is trivial…what diff does it make who pays?

Feb 03 13:10

South Dakota Passes Constitutional Carry, New Governor Noem Signs Bill

South Dakota is now the 14th State to pass Constitutional Carry. -- Oklahoma is the next state most likely to join the list. Governor Fallin vetoed Constitutional Carry in Oklahoma in 2018, on May 11th. Oklahoma has a new governor. -- The Oklahoma legislature need only look to South Dakota for success.

Feb 03 12:59

Government to Facebook Pipeline Reveals a Corrupt Mix of Social Media and the State

It is a telltale sign of a corrupt industry or company when they create a revolving door between themselves and the state. Just like Monsanto has former employees on the Supreme Court and Pharmaceutical industry insiders move back and forth from the FDA to their companies, we found that Facebook is doing the same thing. -- So there you have it. Facebook, who claims to be a private entity, is quite literally made up of and advised by dozens of members of government. We’re ready for a change, are you?

Feb 03 12:37

New York is Truly Becoming the Empire State, Democrat Gun Banners Rape NY Rights

For those of us here in New York, we are now living in occupied territory, behind enemy lines if you will, and hopefully, this will galvanize gun owners and conservatives to get out and vote, in every election. Our kids and grandkids are depending on it. If we don't fight now, if we don't get up and do something and take a stand, the only things we will be leaving to them are memories and fond regrets for the rights we lost.

Feb 03 12:30

Dem presidential hopefuls vote against anti-BDS bill, as Van Hollen says it will ‘strengthen’ the peaceful BDS movement

The Senate is once again debating boycott against Israel today, in a sign that Middle East policy is politicized as never before.

The Senate voted overwhelmingly yesterday, 76 to 22, to proceed forward on S.1, a bill sponsored by Marco Rubio– and AIPAC, the leading Israel lobby group– that encourages states to adopt measures to financially punish “entities using boycotts, divestments, or sanctions to influence Israel’s policies.”

The anti-BDS language is an unconstitutional limitation of free speech, the ACLU has said; state laws aimed at crushing BDS have already cost employment to a number of people of good faith who are opposed to Israeli policies.

Feb 03 12:25

NBC News, to Claim Russia Supports Tulsi Gabbard, Relies on Firm Just Caught Fabricating Russia Data for the Democratic Party

NBC NEWS PUBLISHED a predictably viral story Friday, claiming that “experts who track websites and social media linked to Russia have seen stirrings of a possible campaign of support for Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard.”

But the whole story was a sham: the only “experts” cited by NBC in support of its key claim was the firm, New Knowledge, that just got caught by the New York Times fabricating Russian troll accounts on behalf of the Democratic Party in the Alabama Senate race to manufacture false accusations that the Kremlin was interfering in that election.

Feb 03 11:35

Florida Bill to Ban Lending or Sharing of Firearms, HB-135 by Rep. Margaret Good (D)

In other words, you must go to a licensed firearms dealer to have a background check done on your best friend just to lend him a hunting rifle to go on a hunting trip. You must also pay the dealer an administrative fee PLUS the background check fee charged by FDLE. -- Then, before before your best friend can return the firearm to you, you must go back to the dealer and the dealer must do a background check on YOU to simply give you back your own gun — AND pay another set of fees.

Feb 03 11:16

Congress to Take Up Gun Control This Week

On January 8th, 2019, two bills were introduced in Congress to impose so-called “universal” background checks. The bills, H.R. 8 and S. 42, are being misleadingly described as simply requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but this is just a small part of what these overbroad pieces of legislation would do.

Feb 03 10:27

TRUMP CONSPIRACY: RUSSIAN BILLIONAIRE REVEALS ALL ON US PRESIDENT'S MOSCOW CLAIMS

Billionaire pop star Emin Agalarov, 39, spoke out after cancelling a sell-out tour of America and Canada, fearing he would become entangled in a probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election. The 39-year-old son of Azerbaijani-Russian property magnate Aras, who has a second career in real- estate, famously organised Donald Trump’s trip to Moscow in 2013. The then Apprentice star and Miss Universe beauty contest head was accused of seeing prostitutes.

Feb 03 10:23

Rep. Tlaib Promotes Using Eminent Domain to Seize GM Property to Create ‘Green New Deal’

On Friday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) promoted and quoted a video calling for the government to use eminent domain to seize plants closed by companies like General Motors (GM) – and use those plants to create Tlaib’s "Green New Deal."

Tlaib tweeted a new video created by Greater Detroit Democratic Socialists of America, "Make the Green New Deal a Reality," quoting its last line advocating using government to "take control" of corporate production capacity:
"Either we can continue to let corporations, who treat our communities and workers like disposable resources, dictate our fate, or we can take control of our situation, and use our productive capacity to address our common crisis.#GreenNewDeal"

Feb 03 10:22

Should Eric Swalwell be Forced to Explain His Association with Outspoken Anti-Semite and Pro-ISIS Ilhan Omar?

Swalwell runs to the cameras whenever he thinks he has reports or rumors to attack Donald Trump or his family.

On Saturday Eric Stalwell attacked Donald Trump Jr. for his photos with Rep. Steve King (R-IA).

Feb 03 10:22

Same Obama Appointed – Mueller Selected Judge Who Keeps Manafort in Solitary Confinement Threatens Gag Order on Roger Stone!

Judge Amy Berman Jackson, an Obama appointed liberal judge with a corrupt disposition and anger towards Americans who think differently than Obama, continues put her own distorted interpretation of reality ahead of the US Constitution.

She is now overseeing Roger Stone’s case and is threatening to put Stone under a gag order while she continues to abuse Paul Manafort by keeping him in solitary confinement.

Feb 03 10:07

CIA Democrats Conducts Overt Operation in Halls of Congress

Kentucky candidate for Governor (in 2019) Geoff Young said, “No Democrats voted to enact this dangerous strategy embraced by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). I never got any polls asking if the DNC should favor and direct millions of dollars to ex-CIA operatives, ex-military intelligence operatives, and ex-military war veterans.”

The strategy is a profoundly cynical attempt by the DNC to exploit the popularity of our troops in order to install more pro-war, neoconservative, Russia-hating, Iran-hating Democrats in Washington. It’s one of the most evil strategies the DNC has ever imposed on the US” he added in a recent interview.

Tip of the Iceberg

Feb 03 09:07

Trump confirms use of US military in Venezuela among ‘options’ on table

The option of sending the US military to Venezuela is on the table, while talking to President Nicolas Maduro is not, President Donald Trump said in an interview on Sunday.
While talking to CBS' Face the Nation, Trump would not expand on the prospects of military involvement in the crisis in the Latin America country besides replying that "it's an option."

Feb 02 16:35

The Alt-Media Has Way More Fun than the Mainstream Media

The corporate-state media lives in terror that the truth will somehow leak out of the corporate-Imperial fortress, imperiling their jobs and perks. -- It's not exactly news that the Alternative Media is under assault: skeptical inquiry and dissenting narratives are smeared as "fake news," and new suspiciously corporate entities (NewsGuard et al.) claim to be "protecting" consumers from "fake news" as cover for their real agenda, which is limiting public exposure to skeptical, dissenting independent analysis. -- Social Media and Search corporations are also censoring non-corporate, non-state media, again under the purported guise of stripping out "fake news."

Feb 02 15:00

Appeals Court: Police Do Not Need A Reason To Place Americans On A Suspicious Person List

Welcome to America, a nation of paranoid police ready to brand you and your family suspicious for any reason.

Feb 02 14:19

Scott Adams: Northam, Russia, Spartacus

How’s your week been Governor Northam? 2 rules apply.
48 Hour Rule: Clarify and/or sincerely apologize
20 Year Rule: Current behavior can redeem prior bad behavior
It’s a 35 year old story, was he racist…and now he isn’t?
Within the last 20 years, who is he, what are his actions?
Our laws agree, we have the right to become better people
Prisoners serve their time, are released and get second chance
Has Northam been a race baiter and promoted lies like Charlottesville?
If so…and it’s within the last 20 years, he’s gotta go
“Offensive” and “racist” aren’t necessarily the same thing
Unintentionally, a person can say or do offensive things
CNN chyron identifies Dem Governor Northam as a Republican
Did chyron creator do it intentionally?
Did the chyron person’s mental bias assume racist = “R”?
Has President Trump EVER had a better week?
Great job numbers report

Feb 02 13:34

The Media Loves Wars and They Love The Media

Independent media is governed by those who consume it through peer-to-peer verification, and establishment media is governed by their sponsors — the Military Industrial Complex and corporate conglomerates. The same peer-to-peer verification that happens in independent media should also be applied to establishment media. You wouldn’t subscribe to the Lockheed Martin Daily News YouTube channel, would you?

Feb 02 11:04

Are We Meddling?’ – Max Blumenthal confronts lawmakers on what America’s doing in Venezuela

US members of Congress freeze, fumble and deliver bewildering answers to award-winning journalist Max Blumenthal as he asks Capitol Hill politicians what they think of the US’ open support for Venezuela’s opposition.

Feb 02 10:55

‘The War Party': US Senate Blurs Partisan Lines in Unified Vote Against Trump

The US Senate Democrats and Republicans' vote against withdrawing troops from Syria and drawing down the American hold on Afghanistan is evidence that there's really only one political party, and that's the war party, anti-war activist and journalist Cindy Sheehan told Sputnik.

Feb 02 10:33

Probably (not) An Accident: CNN Presents Ralph Northam as Republican

Democrats quickly began to distance themselves from the Governor, and media pundits tried to excuse away his behavior, with some suggesting that there is no reason to dig up old high school or college pictures.

Feb 02 10:15

Israel Anti Boycott Act

Feb 02 10:04

Financial Blacklisting: NewsGuard Advises Advertisers to Avoid Pro-Trump Media

NewsGuard’s tactic is similar the one used by far-left smear peddlers Sleeping Giants, whose mission is to spread baseless accusations of racism and white supremacy to the advertisers of pro-Trump media outlets in order to put them out of business and silence their voice. Two of the sites on NewsGuard’s list, Breitbart News and the Daily Mail, are also prominent targets of Sleeping Giants.

Feb 02 10:01

Ralph Northam ‘Deeply Sorry’ for Yearbook Photo of Him in Blackface or KKK Attire

Virginia Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam apologized in a statement on Friday for a medical school yearbook showing two men — one of them of himself — in blackface and the other in Klu Klux Klan attire. Northam did not state which person he was in the inflammatory photo.

Northam released a statement on Friday admitting to having the photo included in his medical school yearbook. The Virginia Democrat Gov. also admitted to appearing in the photo; however, he did not say whether he was the man in blackface or in Klu Klux Klan attire.

Breitbart News also reported how, during the 2017 gubernatorial campaign, Northam decried Republican nominee Ed Gillespie’s “racist rhetoric and fearmongering.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, at least the public stopped talking about Virginia's proposed abortion law!

Feb 02 09:57

WHY IS REQUIRING AN I.D. FOR VOTING RACIST?

You have to show an I.D. to buy liquor, get a driver’s licence, get a bank account, when you get pulled over for a traffic violation, when you make a bank transaction, when you buy a gun, when you use a credit card (in some cases), when you initiate a doctor patient relationship, and so on. Nobody calls that racist, but the hypocritical, lying, thieving Democrats who are incapable of earning an honest vote, think it’s racist – why – because they need the illegal immigrants to vote for them – which they do preponderantly.

Feb 02 09:46

Trump is Right: The Intelligence Community Needs to ‘Go Back to School’

Earlier this week, the collective leadership of the United States intelligence community briefed Congress on the Worldwide Threat Assessment Report. In doing so, they provided testimony that seemed to contradict virtually every aspect of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy, including the decision to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan, the threat posed by Iran, North Korean denuclearization, and improving relations with Russia.

The president, in typical fashion, lashed out, criticizing the intelligence community’s collective analysis, which predictably elicited criticism from both Democrats and Republicans. They accused him of undermining public confidence in the pronouncements of the intelligence agencies and damaging national security.

In this case, Trump is right and his detractors are wrong.

Feb 02 09:45

Elliott Abrams: A Human Rights Horror Show in Three Acts

Last Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Elliott Abrams would once again be returning to government, this time as President Donald Trump’s special envoy to help “fully restore democracy and prosperity” to Venezuela. Abrams, 71, is best known for abetting dictators and genocide in Latin America and for his role in the Iran-Contra scandal during the Ronald Reagan administration, as well as for his ardent support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq and for green-lighting a failed coup in Venezuela while serving in the George W. Bush administration. He is as reviled by countless Latin Americans as he is revered among neocons who pine for a more muscular US role in the hemisphere and beyond. What follows is an overview of the human rights horror show that has been Abrams’ government career, which now spans three presidential administrations over four decades.

Feb 02 09:37

Attack of the Sofa Samurais

President Donald Trump and the neocon sofa samurais who surround him seem determined to pick a fight with China or Russia, or both at the same time. -- Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev just denounced the Trump administration’s nuclear policies as a gigantic mistake and threat to mankind. NATO, showing its subservience to Washington, bleated its support for US plans to deploy new medium-ranged missiles in Europe. But, in truth, Europeans are aghast at the prospect of a nuclear war fought in their backyards.

Feb 02 09:25

US Rep. Calls Police on Supporters of Congresswoman Trying to Organize Delegation to West Bank

Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), the first Palestinian American elected to Congress, is encountering roadblocks erected by a senior Democrat and a Republican lawmaker in her bid to bring a congressional delegation to the illegally occupied West Bank.

Tlaib’s plans are meant as a rebuke of the tours of Israel sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the leading pro-Israel lobby in the United States. The organization has, for decades, organized trips to Israel for freshman lawmakers to get a crash course in hasbara talking points. In 2017, AIPAC’s sister organization, American Israel Education Foundation, spent $2 million on lawmakers’ trips to Israel but cut down on spending during the 2018 election.

Feb 02 09:22

Scandal: An Impoverished Labour Council Spent £136.000 to Stop Me from Playing Sax and Got Santa Claus Instead

The corrupted Islington Labour Council has disclosed that it spent the staggering amount of £136.000 on legal fees in its efforts to stop me from playing sax with the Blockheads at a Christmas concert.

Islington Labour council claims to be impoverished, as a result it has evicted disabled people, it struggles with housing and can’t find the necessary cash to feed impoverished kids in school. Instead they used the £136.000 of the taxpayers’ money to try to interfere with the arts, freedom of expression and a Christmas musical celebration. If this story doesn’t become a huge scandal, Britain is a free place no more.

Feb 02 08:11

Resurrecting the Arms Race (Thanks, DC) — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington might be setting up America for a first strike with the extraordinary stream of accusations and provocations issuing from people too stupid to be in possession of nuclear weapons. In the nuclear era, it is reckless for a government to replace diplomacy with threats and coercion. Washington’s recklessness is the most dangerous threat that the world faces.

Feb 01 16:21

Proposed Law to Allow Armed Police Inside Baltimore Schools Fails

The Fraternal Order of Police argued that there has never been a study that showed having armed police in schools makes the school more dangerous. They argued the opposite. Their theory is that by allowing police to carry their firearms inside school grounds it makes the schools safer. Their arguments fall on deaf ears when it comes to the school board. -- Baltimore is the only school district in Maryland that prevents law enforcement officers from carrying their sidearms.

Feb 01 14:59

IT TURNS OUT THAT THE BIGGEST DONOR FOR MITCH MCCONNELL IS NONE OTHER THAN THE RUSSIAN OLIGARCH THAT THE GOP JUST LIFTED SANCTIONS ON

The Democratic Coalition’s ongoing investigation just uncovered the following evidence linking GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to Russian oil money, some of which we first revealed in February 2017.

McConnell recently voted to drop sanctions against Russian aluminum company RusAl which is still owned by one of Vladimir Putin’s sanctioned oligarchs, Oleg Deripaska. His action directly benefits one of the GOP leader’s major donors, whose fortune comes from Russian oil.

The Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC run by Sen. McConnell’s former Chief of Staff, received a total of $3,500,000 ($2,500,000 in 2016 and $1,000,000 in 2017) via Access Industries and a subsidiary. Len Blavatnik is a Russian oligarch with US and UK citizenship who owns Access Industries and donated to Sen. McConnell’s 2016 Senate campaign vehicles.

Feb 01 14:46

How police make millions by seizing ( but don’t call it stealing) property

In some states, the suspicions behind a civil forfeiture must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt in court, but there is no requirement of proof in South Carolina. When a forfeiture is contested, prosecutors only have to show a preponderance of evidence to keep seized goods. -- Police don’t just seize cash. -- Practically anything can be confiscated and sold at auction: jewelry, electronics, firearms, boats, RVs. In South Carolina, 95 percent of forfeiture revenue goes back to law enforcement. The rest is deposited into the state’s general fund.

Feb 01 14:02

The “Russia collusion” debacle was REAL, and it was run by Democrats

In a told-you-so turn of events, a major cybersecurity firm that’s been peddling the “Russian collusion” conspiracy theory every chance it gets has now been exposed for colluding with the Russians itself. -- New Knowledge, owned and run by Ryan Fox and Jonathan Morgan, was recently caught hiring an “army of fake Russian bots” to spread misinformation online – even after the company had repeatedly been warning about “Russian efforts” to meddle in American elections.

Feb 01 13:48

The Single Stupidest Argument In The Entire Stupid Salad Of Russiagate

US-led interventionism is literally always disastrous and literally never helpful in modern times, and you don’t need to be aligned with Moscow or Damascus to see that. The power establishment which crushes any nation that refuses to bow to its demands is responsible for the deaths of untold millions of human beings, and wanting that power establishment to crumble is a very legitimate and reasonable thing. Every good and decent person in the world should want the same.

Feb 01 13:24

Thousands of Central American migrants resume northern trek to the border as Trump announces plans to send 2,350 troops to stop the caravan

Thousands of U.S.-bound Central American migrants resumed their northern journey on Thursday, Mexico City officials said, part of a growing group of would-be asylum seekers who say they are fleeing violence and poverty back home.

Around 2,400 migrants left a city shelter to begin the journey from the Mexican capital early Thursday morning, the latest caravan to embark upon the risky path to the U.S.-Mexican border despite U.S. President Donald Trump's determination to prevent them from entering.

Since last October, thousands of mostly Central American migrants have sought to cross into the United States, many traveling in caravans in order to minimize the risks of kidnapping and attacks by members of criminal gangs while in Mexican territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With US troop commitments so completely intense right now, I have to ask; from where are these troops leaving, to protect the US from illegal immigration at the border?!?

And what have they been told about "the rules of engagement"

Feb 01 13:19

NANCY? Pelosi botches words, suffers face spasms, confuses Dems, GOP while vowing no border wall funding

What’s wrong with Nancy Pelosi?

The House Speaker spoke to reporters today for only about 21 minutes, but there were plenty of strange moments as she botched words, suffered face spasms and brain freezes as she attacked President Trump’s proposed border wall and his leadership during the recent partial government shutdown.

Feb 01 13:13

Florida Snowflakes Paying For Signatures To BAN Guns ~ VIDEO

A group called “Constitutional Campaigns” is paying people $1.25/per signature obtained, on a petition for a constitutional amendment that looks to BAN legally owned semi-automatic firearms in Florida. This amendment has been proposed for the state's 2020 ballot.

Feb 01 12:44

Trump Has a Huge Fundraising Lead Over Democrats Heading into 2020

In the last three months of 2018, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign raised over $21 million, giving the President a huge head start over his Democratic challengers.

According to disclosures on candidate’s fundraising, this brings Trump’s reelection total at this point to more than $129 million – which is a record amount for a sitting President at this point in the presidential election.

This puts the many Democratic candidates who have declared they are running for president far behind Trump.

Feb 01 11:02

Scott Adams: Sharing a Simultaneous Sip Before the Airport

Did ANYBODY read the controversial proposed VA abortion law?
The wall committee confirms:
Our government no longer functions, thanks to the media
Minimum acceptable wall committee result, GOP and DEM plans
If result isn’t opposing plans we can compare…they failed
Kamala wants lynching to be a hate crime…it wasn’t already?
Brilliant persuasion trap for GOP, they can’t oppose it
Spartacus announces presidential campaign
Kamala versus Spartacus

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1091345128017428480

Feb 01 10:35

CHALLENGING THE LIBERAL CASE FOR TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S COUP IN VENEZUELA

In an analysis published by POLITICO Magazine, Frida Ghitis, a contributing columnist for CNN.com and the Washington Post, defended Democrats who support President Donald Trump’s policy of intervention in Venezuela.To the extent that Ghitis’ arguments represent the best case that Democrats and the wider liberal establishment can make for backing a coup attempt in Venezuela, the case she put forward is worth challenging thoroughly.

Feb 01 10:29

Trump’s Groundhog Day

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