Comey drafted announcement closing Hillary Clinton probe before key witnesses interviewed: Senators
‘Conclusion first, fact-gathering second — that’s no way to run an investigation’
Good quick read. Thank you "Cajun Navy"!
“Cajun Navy” to the rescue
Economic turnaround enables Kim's weapons programs
"SEOUL -- North Korea has made remarkable progress with its nuclear and missile programs in recent years, an achievement believed to owe partly to an economy that has come a long way from the famines of the 1990s. ...."
Had she worn sneakers boarding the plane the pearl clutchers would have fainted. They need a life.
Trump gets high marks for hurricane response
"..... You can tell Trump is handling the Hurricane Harvey emergency well. The best the anti-Trump media has been able to come up with by way of criticism is to attack his wife for wearing high heels when she boarded the airplane for Texas."
Was the Houston Disaster Man-Made?
NYC Education Department Can’t Figure Out Where $84 Million In Funds Went
Language warning. My heart goes out to this mom and others suffering from Harvey's flooding.
Flood Survivor GOES OFF on CNN Cameras
Maxine Waters charged with ethics violations
What Is Happening in the Dark Red Area on This Map Is Terrifying. You Need to Know About It
Titled article below. Top article shows dates of Disaster Proclamation signed by President Trump so as to clarify the record.
The conclusion I'm drawing from this is that conservatives think ahead as to what can take place so suggest taking measures to prepare for such. Liberals wait for something to happen then try to spin it to a fine froth regardless.
Fable of ant and grasshopper come to mind.
Trump declares a state of emergency: The president signs emergency order from Camp David after tweeting to warn Americans that Harvey is more powerful than thought
By Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent For Dailymail.com
Published: 15:52 EDT, 25 August 2017 | Updated: 14:59 EDT, 26 August 2017
"President Donald Trump signed a disaster declaration from the official presidential retreat at Camp David in response to the Category 4 storm Hurricane Harvey.
Trump said in a tweet early this afternoon that he 'just arrived at Camp David, where I am monitoring the path and doings of Hurricane Harvey (as it strengthens to a Class 3). 125 MPH winds!'
Later in the evening, as the hurricane's damage escalated, he tweeted that he had signed a 'Disaster Proclamation'.
'At the request of the Governor of Texas, I have signed the Disaster Proclamation, which unleashes the full force of government help!' the president wrote. "
Why Wasn’t Houston Evacuated Before Hurricane Harvey?
....."On Friday, before the hurricane made landfall in Rockport and well before it flooded Houston, Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, “encouraged residents to evacuate low lying and coastal areas of the state, even if a mandatory evacuation order had not been issued,” reported The Washington Post, quoting Abbott as saying, “Even if an evacuation order hasn’t been issued by your local official, if you’re in an area between Corpus Christi and Houston, you need to strongly consider evacuating. What you don’t know, and what nobody else knows right now, is the magnitude of flooding that will be coming.”
Abbott also said, according to The Houston Chronicle, “A lot of people are going to go a long time without basic necessities. If you have the ability to evacuate and go someplace else for a little while, that would be good.”
Abbott also “offered residents options, like to relocate to inland shelters and seek out one of 200 buses being deployed to evacuate residents at the areas expected to be hardest hit,” The Chronicle reported. ......."
".....Abbott, though, deferred to local officials when it came to a mandatory evacuation order. “Although Houston has a deep history of devastating floods, Abbott said he would stop short of demanding evacuations, saying those decisions should be made by local officials there,” The Houston Chronicle reported on August 25."
If easily triggered don't click the link. Otherwise ...
The Week in Pictures: Statuesque Edition
Language warning. Per usual a good talk.
Sebastian Gorka Resigns: Told You He'd Be Next (Also Joe Arpaio Pardoned) Trump's Pivot
Can You Spot the HUGE Difference Between Trump's Oval Office and His Modern Predecessors?
Video interview posted in this article.
Starvation: It’s a Small Price to Pay for Socialism!
".......My one quibble is the assumption that Venezuela exemplifies income equality along with socialism. In fact, relatives and friends of the Chavez/Maduro regime have made off with billions while the majority went hungry. Socialism always leads to this kind of stark inequality. As I wrote at the link:
[T]hat is what socialism is all about: great wealth and power for a handful, poverty and humiliation for the vast majority."
Very interesting assertion. You decide.
"Negative Hallucination" hypnosis experiment - MUST SEE
Creative or desperate, you decide.
DNC Conducts Outreach by Sending Americans Letters That Resemble Collection, Eviction Notices
[photos of actual letters]
Myyyyy goodness. No wonder the ginned up Russian narrative was being shoved off on Trump. Wonder how many more scandals of this magnitude will be unearthed??? My guess plenty so keep digging.
Schultz IT Aide May Have Sold State Secrets to Russia, Pakistan
IT staffers may have compromised sensitive data to foreign intelligence
...."Investigators now suspect that sensitive US government data — possibly including classified information — could have been compromised and may have been sold to hostile foreign governments that could use it to blackmail members of Congress or even put their lives at risk.
“This is a massive, massive scandal,” a senior US official familiar with the widening probe told The Post....."
Points well made. Slight language warning.
Here's what you do about those statues ~ Chad Prather
When someone who represents you but in their mind feel superior to you, then there is a real problem. RINOS fall into that category also.
Dem Rep: Some Dems Want To Abandon Blue-Collar Voters [VIDEO]
"Democratic representative Brendan Boyle revealed Monday that some Democrats want to completely abandon blue-collar voters.
“There is an element within the movement left that believes that we should just be the party of well-educated whites and racial minorities and leave blue collar swaths behind,” Boyle explained on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” ...."
Some food for thought ... works for me. Both the far left and far right have similar mindsets to lay total destruction of any balanced middle ground in their path. For both extremes it's their way or the highway.
Divide and conquer. Anyone smelling bs with the current narrative being pushed???
Great short read.
Beware The "The Cultural Civil War" Narrative: You're Being Played
Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,
There is always common ground for those who dare to seek it.
Remember the "Russians hacked our election!" hysteria - or have you already forgotten? That entire narrative collapsed under a deluge of factual evidence that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) data release was an insider job, and a compelling lack of evidence of any other Russian hacking.
That failed narrative has now been replaced with a new mass hysteria: "a new cultural Civil War is inevitable." In this narrative, America has succumbed to us-versus-them divisions divided by all-or-nothing ideological bright lines.
Snap out of it, America: you're being played, just as you were played by the absurd "Russia hacked the election" mania.
The core strategy here is the destruction of any common ground: once the delusion that there is no common ground left has been cemented by relentless mainstream and social media hysteria/ propaganda, the populace fragments into echo-chamber fiefdoms of ideological conformity that are easily manipulated by the political-financial power structure. ...."
Excellent points. Language warning.
Misleading Words: "Anti fascists", "Patriot act", etc; Reality Manipulation
Two Former Wasserman Schultz IT Aides Indicted For Conspiracy Against US
"A federal grand jury Thursday indicted two former information technology (IT) aides of Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz — Pakistani-born Imran Awan and his wife Hina Alvi — on four counts of conspiracy in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
The FBI arrested Awan at Dulles International Airport July 24 as he was preparing to board a flight to Pakistan. When his wife Alvi left the U.S. for Pakistan in March, federal authorities found more than $12,000 in cash hidden in a suitcase. She had withdrawn the couple’s three children from local schools and does not intend to return to the U.S., according to the FBI.
“Defendants AWAN and ALVI did unlawfully, willfully, and knowingly conspire, combine, confederate, and agree with each other to commit offenses against the United States,” including bank fraud, false statements, and unlawful monetary transactions, the indictment said. ..."
Very interesting discussion. Language warning.
The Five Moral Panics and Paradigms, Their Length, and their Overlap with Technology
Concise and spot on about Democrat identity politics.
Statue of Limitations (2)
Some really good ones this week. If easily offended don't click the link.
The Week in Pictures: Collusion Edition
Trump Fires Steve Bannon; Which Doesn't Surprise Me Even Slightly (Here's Why)
Did this get any coverage by the MSM?
Maria Chappelle Nadal, Alt-Left State Senator from Missouri, Makes Violent Comments about Trump
Charlottesville Police Come Forward: We Were Told to “STAND DOWN” to Ignite Race War (Video)
"A Charlottesville police officer has come forward to express his outrage at being told to “stand down” by the city mayor during violent clashes between protesters.
The officer also claims the protests, which pitched “white supremacists” against members of Antifa, were “set up” to allow for the groups to ignite into exactly what happened.
“We [Charlotesville police] were ordered to bring the rival groups together. As soon as they were in contact with each other, we were told to stand down. It was outrageous. We weren’t allowed to arrest anyone without asking the mayor first. We weren’t even allowed to stop the driver as he sped away.“
“The event was being set up as far back as at least May and it went like clockwork.”
At no point is the car that plowed into the crowd of protesters perused by police – there is not a police car in sight leading into the area, or out.
Found this on another site.
Apple Funds Left-Wing Hate Group
Good video. Language warning.
Yes, the Alt-Left Exists: Yes, it is Violent (vid)
Oh My: Leftist Southern Poverty Law Center Mentions Charlottesville White Supremacist Organizer as Former Occupy Wall Street, Obama Supporter
Why Was This 'Crowd Hire' Company Recruiting $25 An Hour 'Political Activists' In Charlotte Last Week?
TRUMP TELLS THE TRUTH, AND THE PRESS GOES CRAZY
By: John Hinderaker
"....Why does the press go crazy over a statement by President Trump that is patently true? “[T]here is blame on both sides.” Because left-wing violence is becoming a prominent feature of our political scene, and the Democratic Party press wants to cover it up. Murderers inspired by Black Lives Matter have attempted to kill, and in several instances have actually killed, policemen. Antifa fascists, doing their best Nazi brownshirt imitation, have rioted in cities around the country, smashing windows and attacking passers-by. And, of course, Democratic Party activist and Bernie Sanders campaign worker James Hodgkinson attempted to assassinate Congressional Republicans, grievously wounding the House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise.
This violence is unhelpful to the left-wing cause, so reporters and editors suppress references to it. They were delighted to have an opportunity to report, for a change, on right-wing violence perpetrated by James Fields. And they don’t want truth, or any sort of nuance, to get in the way.
This is, I think, a winning issue for President Trump and his allies. Any time the Democrats scream, “You can’t say that!” the best policy is to go on saying it."
Both extremes are losers.
Historical Losers 08-15-17 (Ramirez)
I lived through the cold war with nuclear showdowns. This one did not feel like it would escalate to that point.
Kim Jong Un Backs Down In Nuclear Showdown With Trump
How Obama Handled An Attack By A Racial Nationalist
A Canadian reporter who was at the Charlottesville protests at the exact location of the fatal crash.
Plain words so if easily triggered don't click the link.
Faith Goldy: Charlottesville, In My Own Words
Video title showing her reporting of the violent protests searchible on YouTube, Rebel Media channel.
RAW: Driver Mows Down Antifa, BLM at Unite The Right Charlottesville
Looks like they're getting serious.
DOJ Demands 1.3 Million IP Addresses Of Visitors To Antifa Website Used To Coordinate Riots
Now we're getting into the nitty-gritty by someone who has BTDT rode the rides got the tee shirts.
Charlottesville Staged Confrontation!
Dr. Steve R. Pieczenik, MD, PhD
Report: ‘Unite the Right’ Organizer Jason Kessler Was Obama Supporter Involved With Occupy Movement
I read a lot and watch a lot of videos then file it all away in a "let's see if there's something to this later" category. This video is one of those.
You decide for yourself.
Anonymous: Watch This and You'll Know the Truth About Mayor Michael Signer
A very good video.
SMOKING GUN: Mueller Deputy Admits Trying to take down Trump!
Suggested read if you have time. There is also a statement by the manufacturer of Tiki Torches at the bottom of the article.
Highlighted sentence by me.
Observations on Charlottesville
" ....But we should pause to make the obvious point that I haven’t seen made anywhere yet. What do Antifa and the alt-right mob have in common? They both hate America. The alt-right mob marched mostly behind some kind of knockoff Nazi or fascist flag, and not the American flag. White, yes, but “nationalists”? They are not trying to “Make America great again” even in the Trumpian sense. They want it to be a different country. Antifa, of course, has no use for the American flag except to burn it. They also want this to be a different country. If they do carry a flag, its likely to be a familiar foreign one. Both groups should be labeled as Un-American. They deserve each other. And perhaps one nice punishment would be for people from both groups to be put in the same holding cells in the local jails. ...."
Violence is not a way to get any point across.
Also failing to allow law enforcement to do its job when they were in full riot gear sure sounds like setting things up so a narrative can be railroaded through.
Why Were The Police Held Back In Charlottesville?
"....Law enforcement was on hand at the dueling demonstrations on Saturday, decked out in riot gear and looking prepared for the worst. Except they weren’t allowed to do their job. Police on the scene were reported to have been ordered to “not intervene until given command to do so,” according to the ACLU. That kept them from suppressing the numerous scuffles that broke out.
When police were ordered to disperse the alt-right rally, that act directed the white nationalists into the antifa demonstrators, leading to further street brawls. Police didn’t seem to try to get in between the two groups or suppress the fights.
As ProPublica reported, state police and National Guardsmen mostly stood aside and watched as the violence grew worse.
This appears to be a direct result of what appears to be a stand down order from higher-ups.
When the alt-right rally was mostly dispersed, police still seemed a missing presence in the city as the leftists kept demonstrating, some armed with aluminum bats and other weapons. This is the scene where the white nationalist drove his car through pedestrians, with police seemingly far away from the action.
That absence allowed for a female reporter who was an eyewitness to the intentional crash to be allegedly punched in the face by antifa. The reason: because she was press. ....."
".... But there is a surefire way to prevent further deaths and serious injury: let the police do their job to enforce law and order.
Both McAuliffe and Signer should be taken to task for police inaction in Charlottesville — and blaming militiamen isn’t going to cut it as an excuse."
I found this link on another site.
I ran the link through both Norton & Trend Micro site safety check. Both gave it an ok.
All radical left and all radical right belong to the same collective group whose directive is to silence or even destroy anyone who doesn't adhere to their agenda.
They differ only in their respective ideology.
Another opinion about divide and conquer. You decide.
Charlottesville Protests - DON'T Be Divided By The Media
Let's see how this shapes up as information comes out.
Charlottesville Police Called Off When Violence Began: “We’re Leaving, It’s Too Dangerous”
Let's see where this goes.
Trump Warns Xi: Trade War With China Begins Monday
I personally will not willingly use Google as a search engine in retaliation for the number of times they forced included their toolbar into browser downloads several years ago, sometimes even if you checked you didn't want it in custom installations. I've de-installed that toolbar countless times. These are my personal views based on my own past experience of disliking all toolbars.
Something to offend everyone, so if easily triggered don't click the link.
The Week in Pictures: Googleplex Edition
James Damore Explains: "Why I Was Fired By Google"
Discussion about how Europeans discuss threats as opposed to dialog Asians use with threats. Interesting.
Locked and Loaded: Trump Issues Military Ultimatum to North Korea
Rahm Using Sanctuary City Lawsuit Against Trump To Distract From $55 Million Scandal
"....So don’t be fooled by Rahm’s fake lawsuit against the Department of Justice. Emanuel’s token lawsuit against the DOJ’s sanctuary city funding threat is a just convenient diversion from a $55 million scandal in Chicago that broke last week.
Chicago aldermen and city watchdogs have accused Emanuel of secretly redirecting $55 million in TIF funds earmarked to help a poor, predominantly black ward on Chicago’s South Side. Instead, the diverted property tax funds were poured into a popular tourist attraction in a wealthy area – another vanity project for the Mayor. Chicago taxpayers are on the hook for these funds too – but they’d never know it because it’s not disclosed on their tax bills.
What happens in Chicago – stays in Chicago. ...."
How's that working out for us now?
You decide. I was not aware of this situation until this video.
OPUS 18 - Dr Steve Pieczenik Aug 8, 2017
Miami-Dade complied with Trump to change its ‘sanctuary’ status. It worked
Trump - Blumenthal Twitter War Goes Nuclear As Trump Fires Back
Meanwhile, for those who aren't familiar with Blumenthal's loose relationship with the facts concerning his Vietnam military service, the following was exposed by The New York Times in 2010...
a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to
soldiers overseas, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut
rose and spoke of an earlier time in his life.
“We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,” Mr.
Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. “And
you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it —
Afghanistan or Iraq — we owe our military men and women unconditional
There was one problem: Mr.
Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, never
served in Vietnam. He obtained at least five military deferments from
1965 to 1970 and took repeated steps that enabled him to avoid going to
war, according to records.
And, luckily for all of us, it seems the President has some extra time on his hands today to exploit Blumenthal's hazy recollection of his past military service...or lack thereof.
Trump with the backing of the American people at the voting booth can totally redefine and reinvent the Republican party by sending these tired old retread run out Rinos home. MAGA
NBC Thinks the Onus is On Trump to Unite the GOP: They're Wrong
An Inconvenient Bomb: Al Gore's Climate-Change Film Flops at Box Office
The Current Moral Panic and Why It Will Pass: 2017 is 1950 or 1983
Sessions Halts DOJ Payments to Leftist Groups, 1738
Old Solar Panels Causing An Environmental Crisis In China
Better Deal 08-04-17 (Ramirez)
I think he's correct but you decide for yourself.
The Powers That Be are More Desperate Then Ever to Quell the Awakening
Nosedive 08-04-17 (Ramirez)
Sensitivity warning, don't click the link if easily offended.
But if you have a sense of humor enjoy!
The Week in Pictures: White House Daze Edition
Comey’s FBI Lied About Lynch-Clinton Meeting
Let 'em freak out while answer questions under oath. What did they expect?
Media Freak Out After Sessions Suggests He’ll Subpoena Reporters
"27-year old heating and cooling system" As Ernest would say "ewwww Vern" Wonder how many bugs they'll find in there?
Trump Is Set To Go On A Long Vacation As WH Undergoes Renovations
"Trump derided the idea of taking vacations prior to taking office. However, this one appears to be a necessity, as the White House is replacing its 27-year old heating and cooling system. The renovations will last through August 20 and during that time all White House staff will relocate to Washington’s Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the official told TheDC. ..."
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Everything The President Wants To Do, McMaster Opposes,’ Former NSC Officials Say
Sen Mark Warner Made $6M from Russia in 2012, 1737
BOOM! LEAKED DOCUMENT Reveals McMaster GRANTED Susan Rice “Unfettered Access to Classified Information”
"Sara Carter of Circa News reported National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster granted top Obama official Susan Rice top-secret security clearance. The letter, in which McMaster notified Rice that such powers were granted to her, can be seen below. ...."
"....The undated and unclassified letter from McMaster was sent in the mail to Rice’s home during the last week of April. Trump was not aware of the letter or McMaster’s decision, according to two Senior West Wing officials and an intelligence official, who spoke to Circa on condition that they not be named. ...."
This is a very good read if you have time to read the entire article.
PCR: "The Witch Hunt For Donald Trump Surpasses Salem"
"In 1940 US attorney general Robert Jackson warned federal prosecutors against “picking the man and then putting investigators to work, to pin some offense on him.
It is in this realm - in which the prosecutor picks some person whom he dislikes or desires to embarrass, or selects some group of unpopular persons and then looks for an offense - that the greatest danger of abuse of prosecuting power lies.
It is here that law enforcement becomes personal, and the real crime becomes that of being unpopular with the predominant or governing group, being attached to the wrong political views or being personally obnoxious to, or in the way of, the prosecutor himself.”
Robert Jackson has given a perfect description of what is happening to President Trump at the hands of special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Trump is vastly unpopular with the ruling establishment, with the Democrats, with the military/security complex and their bought and paid for Senators, and with the media for proving wrong all the smart people’s prediction that Hillary would win the election in a landslide.
From day one this cabal has been out to get Trump, and they have given the task of framing up Trump to Mueller. An honest man would not have accepted the job of chief witch-hunter, which is what Mueller’s job is. ......"
Al Gore Uses 7 Times More Energy to Heat Mansion Pool Than Average American Household Uses in Year
Former Obama Aide Ben Rhodes Named In House Unmasking Investigation
BREAKING: Samantha Power Caught Unmasking ‘Hundreds’ In Final Year Of Obama Admin
Podcast 24 - The Law of Subsidy
Late Show Politics...and other laughable ideas
Commercial Crabber Of 50 Years Tells Gore Sea Level Hasn’t Changed Since At Least 1970
Language warning but always great info and analysis.
Seymour Hersh: Seth Rich Indeed Leaked DNC Emails to Wikileaks (Confirmed by Wikileaks Itself)
Metadata, how interesting.
Bombshell - Guccifer 2 0 Was An Obama Tech Guy, 1732
Wonder how many more stories like this will come out in the future? Inquiring minds want to know.
Aussie Weather Bureau Busted For Tampering With Climate Data
Steve Pieczenik Opus 17
Warning about graphic and very disturbing information in this article.
Trump Saw A Disturbing Video, Then He Shut Down The CIA's Covert Syria Program
This is a long article containing a lot of background info if you have time to read it.
Stockman: The Tweet That Is Shaking The War Party
Authored by David Stockman via AntiWar.com
"Most of the Donald’s tweets amount to street brawling with his political enemies, but occasionally one of them slices through Imperial Washington’s sanctimonious cant. Indeed, Monday evening’s 140 characters of solid cut right to the bone:
The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad…..
Needless to say, we are referencing not the dig at the empire of Bezos, but the characterization of Washington’s anti-Assad policy as "massive, dangerous and wasteful".
No stouter blow to the neocon/Deep State "regime change" folly has ever been issued by an elected public official. Yet there it is – the self-composed words of the man in the Oval Office. It makes you even want to buy some Twitter stock!
Predictably, the chief proponent of illegal, covert, cowardly attacks on foreign governments via proxies, mercenaries, drones and special forces, Senator McWar of Arizona, fairly leapt out of his hospital bed to denounce the President’s action:
“If these reports are true, the administration is playing right into the hands of Vladimir Putin.”
That’s just plain pathetic because the issue is the gross stupidity and massive harm that has been done by McCain’s personally inspired and directed war on Assad – not Putin and not Russia’s historic role as an ally of the Syrian regime.
Since 2011, Senator McCain has been to the region countless times. There he has made it his business to strut about in the manner of an imperial proconsul – advising, organizing and directing a CIA recruited, trained and supplied army of rebels dedicated to the overthrow of Syria’s constitutionally legitimate government. ....."
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