The Southern Poverty Law Center fired Morris Dees, the nonprofit civil rights organization’s co-founder and former chief litigator.
SPLC President Richard Cohen said in a statement Dees’ dismissal over his misconduct was effective on Wednesday, March 13. When pressed for details on what led to the termination, the organization declined to elaborate.
“As a civil rights organization, the SPLC is committed to ensuring that the conduct of our staff reflects the mission of the organization and the values we hope to instill in the world,” Cohen said in the emailed statement. “When one of our own fails to meet those standards, no matter his or her role in the organization, we take it seriously and must take appropriate action.”
The obvious question is what did Dees do? There are no clear answers, but there is room to speculate.
Dees’ termination is one of several steps taken by the organization this week, Cohen said.
“Today we announced a number of immediate, concrete next steps we’re taking, including bringing in an outside organization to conduct a comprehensive assessment of our internal climate and workplace practices, to ensure that our talented staff is working in the environment that they deserve — one in which all voices are heard and all staff members are respected,” Cohen said.
“The SPLC fired Morris Dees yesterday and announced it today. Multiple sources have told me that the allegations of inappropriate conduct involve sexual harassment incidents. Multiple incidents that have come to light after an initial recent allegation.”
I have been sent a number of internal SPLC emails that address the ongoing situation and specifically discuss Dees. Looks like a combination of complaints regarding sexual harassment and racial biases in promotion and hierarchy led to this.
The racism part would be quite ironic. And a good reason for the SPLC to keep things quiet. But it’s not surprising coming from a klansman’s lawyer.
This week, the news is all about Richard Cohen, president of SPLC.
Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard “Given my long tenure as the SPLC president, however, I do not think I should be involved in that process beyond cooperating with Tina, her team, and the board in any way that may be helpful,” the statement said. “Whatever problems exist at the SPLC happened on my watch, so I take responsibility for them.” said in a statement Friday he has asked the board of the troubled organization to “to immediately launch a search for an interim president in order to give the organization the best chance to heal,” and took responsibility for problems that have swept out the senior leadership of the group in just a week.
Cohen, who has worked at the SPLC since 1986 and served as president since 2003, said in the statement that “we’ll emerge stronger” after an audit of the organization’s practices by Tina Tchen, a former White House official and Chicago-based lawyer.
When reached for comment on Friday evening, an SPLC spokesperson said the center cannot comment on the specifics of individual personnel decisions.
“Given my long tenure as the SPLC president, however, I do not think I should be involved in that process beyond cooperating with Tina, her team, and the board in any way that may be helpful,” Cohen’s statement read. “Whatever problems exist at the SPLC happened on my watch, so I take responsibility for them.”
Both of these men are as corrupt as they come, and they have been engaged in such libel to call those who simply seek to protect human life those that “hate,” which has led to violent attacks on some organizations and individuals. The SPLC is the classic example of a criminal organization that has found “legal,” but not lawful protections in our country.
Yes, it needs to get rid of these two phonies, but it needs more than that. It needs to be eradicated.
For more on the SPLC, check out the links below. Besides “misconduct,” maybe there is a bigger tsunami lying beneath the surface of the waves created over the past week.
The audio is a short clip of an interview with Neil McCabe for Big League Politics and 35-year-old John Doe #1.
John Doe #1 claims to have met Smith at the Nation bar in Manhattan. The bar is where Smith used to frequent to play Golden Tee and spend plenty of social time when he was not working.
“I wake up, and Shepard is on top of me, like, in a towel or a bathrobe. And he’s got his tongue down my throat and his hands all over me,” said John Doe #1 in the interview. “Completely uninvited. I mean, I gave him no signal. There was nothing.”
“I had also volunteered to sleep in the spare, so it wasn’t — I never invited myself to his bedroom,” he added.
“I pushed him off.,” he continued. “I was like, ‘Dude what are you doing?’ And he’s like, ‘what you don’t like it?’ There was like this, kind of like No!, and he kept going, he kept pushing. Like, pushing his hands on all these spots.”
“He was just on top of me,” John Doe #1 said.
John Doe #1 referred to the encounter as “definitely shocking,” claiming that Smith lunged at him “three or four more times” after the first assault.
However, finally it stopped, but it took a lot of forcing Smith away, according to John Doe #1.
“He finally stopped, but it took a lot of — it wasn’t just an immediate no, and then everything was like, so sorry,” he said.
John Doe #1 also reference an assault in the kitchen when he was preparing to leave. In a similar manner to the previous assault, he claims that Smith grabbed him and pushed his tongue into his mouth.
Why this man didn’t bring charges against Smith is beyond me. Furthermore, why he didn’t immediately get his things and leave at the first assault is also mind-boggling to me.
Sodomites are filled with passion. Just read the account in Genesis 19. In that account, they are so lustful to unleash their depravity that even though they are struck blind, the Bible says they wearied themselves to find the door.
And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door. – Genesis 19:5-11
The Bible also references another group of sodomites who attempted the same thing with a prophet in the Book of Judges.
Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him. And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into mine house, do not this folly. Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing.But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go. Then came the woman in the dawning of the day, and fell down at the door of the man’s house where her lord was, till it was light. And her lord rose up in the morning, and opened the doors of the house, and went out to go his way: and, behold, the woman his concubine was fallen down at the door of the house, and her hands were upon the threshold. -Judges 19:22-27
In both accounts, even godly men acted inappropriately. You won’t find an excuse from me for their behavior; and in both accounts, you will see that both sets of men were judged with death, one by the hand of God (Genesis 19:23-29) and one by the hand of men in accordance with the law of God (Judges 20). However, what is noteworthy is the unnatural passion that these men in both accounts had and it was driven by God giving them over to those passions (Romans 1:24-28).
Allowing sodomy in America, and allowing it to be promoted in the streets, the schools, the Church, the media and the government has already shown to be a great judgment upon our land. Isn’t it time we rid our land of this scourge just like our forefathers did?
The report was put out by Cassandra Fairbanks for Gateway Pundit in November 2017.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the agent asserted that, “We had to cancel the VP Christmas get together at the Vice President’s house because Biden would grope all of our wives and girlfriend’s asses.” The annual party was for agents and Navy personnel who were tasked with protecting the Biden family.
“He would mess with every single woman or teen. It was horrible,” the agent said.
According to the source, a Secret Service agent once got suspended for a week in 2009 for shoving Biden after he cupped his girlfriend’s breast while the couple was taking a photo with him. The situation got so heated, the source told Cassandra Fairbanks, that others had to step in to prevent the agent from hitting the then-Vice President.
Additionally, the agent claims that Biden would walk around the VP residence naked at night. “I mean, Stark naked… Weinstein level stuff,” he added.
He said that the men on duty would frequently stand in front of female agents and Navy women that were present “like a damn guardian.” On some occasions, they would make up reasons to get the women away from where he was.
The agent said he was specifically concerned about women in the Navy.
“They weren’t allowed to disobey him at all, but we’d take them away under pretend auspices,” the agent stated.
The official Vice Presidential residence is the Queen Anne style house at One Observatory Circle in Washington, DC, which is located on the northeast grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory. The property is maintained and cared for by the service branch.
“Agents say that, whether at the vice president’s residence or at his home in Delaware, Biden has a habit of swimming in his pool nude,” Kessler wrote. “Female Secret Service agents find that offensive.”
Our source confirmed this sentiment, adding that “it was especially an issue at his Delaware house that he would go to every weekend.”
“He would only get naked when Jill was absent,” he added.
And in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past 10 years or new to the political scene, these videos up to speed on the things that happen right out in public with shameless Joe.
Now, why do you think a man of his reputation would be chosen to have this spot? And why does Lady Gaga not point the finger at old Joe for his behavior? One can only guess, it’s to give cover for evil.
Is this really what the people of America want in their White House, again? I sure don’t, and I don’t care to even see this unqualified man in the primaries, let alone in the presidential race.
John Hart, who has been a sheep and beef farmer for 15 years, said he took his semi-automatic weapon into Masterton police station on Monday as he “couldn’t in all conscience” keep the rifle after seeing the loss of life in Christchurch.
“Until today I was one of the New Zealanders who owned a semi-automatic rifle. On the farm they are a useful tool in some circumstances, but my convenience doesn’t outweigh the risk of misuse,” he posted online.
He added, “We don’t need these in our country. We have make sure it’s #NeverAgain.”
Until today I was one of the New Zealanders who owned a semi-automatic rifle. On the farm they are a useful tool in some circumstances, but my convenience doesn’t outweigh the risk of misuse.
Honestly, this is the stupidest thing this guy could have done. I guess he thinks the criminals will just turn in their guns like his and the agents of the state will turn in theirs and it will just be Kumbaya around the fire with everyone holding hands.
Furthermore, it’s interesting the use of the term #NeverAgain. That’s the very thing that little David Hogg said and used as a title of his and his sister’s ignorant book on gun confiscation.
Interestingly enough, the students from Parkland, in order to “gather themselves together,” left the US and went to… you guessed it, New Zealand.
Parkland students mourn for friends made in Christchurch.
Nearly 30 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School traveled there last summer to cope with their trauma.
Another particularly strange coincidence is the fact that 30 survivors of the Parkland shooting traveled to Christchurch last July. The purpose of that trip, according to Sandi Davis, a sociology teacher at Stoneman Douglas, was a way to help the students cope with the tragedy they experienced and also as a way for them to learn how to sustain the anti-gun violence movement they had begun in the Parkland shooting’s aftermath.
Another person also took to Twitter to show he had turned in his rifle, saying it was the easiest decision he ever made.
However, Tyler Durden explains that this is not the norm and that Kiwis are not complying, for the most part, with the ban.
Out of an estimated 1.2 million registered guns, New Zealand police report that as of Tuesday night, 37 firearms have been surrenderednationwide, according to BuzzFeed.
No accounting was provided of how many people owned those guns, the types of firearms, or where they were surrendered.
The reports of citizens disarming themselves came after a Monday announcement by Prime minister Jacinda Ardern that several “in principle decisions” on gun control have been made by Cabinet ministers, while praising residents who have surrendered their guns to police.
Ardern asked residents to surrender their weapons on Monday.
“To make our community safer, the time to act is now,” she said. “I want to remind people, you can surrender your gun to the police at any time. In fact I have seen reports that people are in fact already doing this. I applaud that effort, and if you are thinking about surrendering your weapon, I would encourage you to do so.”
In a previous post, Durden explains why people are not so apt to jump at the hijab-wearing, Islam-kowtowing Prime Ministers request.
Following the 1996 Port Arthur Massacre in which 35 people were killed, Australia banned guns via the National Firearms Agreement, which resulted in confiscation of between 650,000 and 1 million firearms from private citizens.
A 2007 study by researchers Jeanine Baker and Samara McPhedran found that “when compared with observed values, firearm suicide was the only parameter the [National Firearms Agreement] may have influenced, although societal factors could also have influenced observed changes.”
The following year, Wang-Sheng Lee and Sandy Suardi with the University of Melbourne concluded that “there is little evidence to suggest that [the National Firearms Agreement] had any significant effects on firearm homicides.” Additionally, “the evidence so far suggests that in the Australian context, the high expenditure incurred to fund the 1996 gun buyback has not translated into any tangible reductions in terms of firearm deaths.” -Newstalk1130
But in the wake of a mass shooting, apparently all it takes to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy (or gal) who’s given up their ability to defend themselves and their family.
Looks like some people have a brain and know history, and some don’t.
The University of Kansas suspended a professor of electrical engineering and computer science from teaching a class when he told an international student who was using Google translate that he should “learn English.”
Now, that just seems to be common sense, right? If you are attending a school where English is the language being used to teach, then the student should know English, right? Only if you are a sane person does this make sense.
Minden toldThe Lawrence Journal-World that the student he addressed was not offended by the comment but that other students took offense to it. This led to an “hourlong discussion.” The school has assigned a new professor to teach the course while the matter is being reviewed, a spokeswoman told The Journal-World.
Though it suspended Minden because of the controversy surrounding his telling a student to “learn English,” in the past the school itself has encouraged international students to improve their English skills.
The school’s Academic Accelerator Program offers “academic and English support, help transitioning to the U.S., and career assistance,” according to its website.
One 2017 post on the program’s website suggests to students several “apps” to improve their English language skills.
“Did you know that there are some great mobile apps to help you with your English? With these apps below, you can become more comfortable using English and discover new words. Soon, you’ll be talking more in class, making new friends and even having fun learning!” the post states.
“You can’t get more comfortable speaking English unless you, well, speak English,” the post states at one point.
Can you say hypocrites? Why, yes you can because you can speak and read English, just like the good professor and the college have exhorted their student to learn English so they might communicate.
What’s interesting is that Mr. Minden said, “Other students, from my perspective, took offense to that. Not the student I addressed, but other students.”
This resulted in an “hourlong discussion” about the incident with little snowflake students still having their feeling hurt and being upset.
“As the discussion evolved, I started asking simple questions, ‘What would you do? How would you do it?’ Things like that,” he said. “Unfortunately I didn’t manage the class and many students were upset.”
“A number of students have raised concerns about events that occurred in their engineering class. In response to these concerns, the university has assigned a different instructor to teach the course while the matter is reviewed,” university spokeswoman Erinn Barcomb-Peterson said in email when asked about the incident by the Journal-World.
Rob Shimshock poignantly spoke to the issue by stating, “There needs to be some social stigma pushing you to learn English. Whether the international student was embarrassed by Gary’s comment or simply took it logically and said “yeah, I better learn English if I want a good job in America,” it’s important to have that cultural pressure.”
This generation of people are finding it more and more difficult to deal with any sort of pressure or opposition. In fact, some of the liberal students today are so unhinged at things like this that they are scaring their liberal professors!
It’s time that American schools demanded that students who attend them learn English. In fact, it’s time that every business do the same. We are not a foreign country though we may be a melting pot. English is our primary language and that doesn’t mean other languages aren’t important or that there is no room to learn other languages and even use them, but when you enter an American school or business, you should learn to speak English.
Earlier this week, it was reported that former head of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile, who ensured that Hillary Clinton won the party’s presidential nomination in 2016, was hired by Fox News. However, on the heels of that report, another report came out that former House Speaker Paul Ryan joined the board of Fox Corporation.
First, Donna Brazile wrote an op-ed after joining Fox News, and just listen to how “chummy” Fox is having Brazile in their lineup.
“I fully admit that in my previous lives as a campaign staffer, presidential campaign manager and Democrat Party official, my own lack of civility in the heat of battle has been on full display. And it wasn’t pretty,” Brazile said in an op-ed.
No mention of her criminal activity with the Clintons, of course.
“Feeling right and righteous is a comfortable place to be,” she added. “In a bubble, you don’t have to listen — or even think. When we refuse to hear one another, we wall ourselves off from the possibility of learning and, more importantly, finding common ground. Civility and humility are vital to our democratic enterprise. They are even more vital in healing the political divisions tearing us apart. To bridge this great divide, we need to bust out of our comfort zone. In coming to work as a commentator at Fox News, trust me, I’m stepping out of my comfort zone. My beliefs will be challenged, and I welcome it.”
No, no Donna. Your beliefs won’t be challenged because you have played the game long enough and you know good and well that Fox News is controlled opposition.
This is why she is happy to be there. There is no way she could feel “right and righteous” there if Fox News was not what I’m telling you they are, and they are moving further and further away from the truth.
“In order for us to best decide as a people how to better protect and preserve our way of life, we need to first be able to hear what others are saying without the filter of bias and contempt,” Brazile said. “Not until we once again become practiced at treating those of differing views with civility and respect can we begin to join together to solve the myriad of problems our country must overcome.”
This is hogwash. There will always be bias and contempt against those who are against the law such as Ms. Brazile and others, and make no mistake, they are going to be biased and have contempt towards those on the side of the law. This has never been about “right” and “left.” It’s been about lawful and lawless.
He cries for treating others with respect and civility fall on deaf ears as members of her own party, including the woman she worked to try to put in the White House are among the most uncivil, dirty, nasty, deplorable and disrespectful people on the planet.
Many were shocked at Fox News picking up Brazile, but I certainly wasn’t. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me for them to pick up Obama administration parrots in the future.
However, the news that former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan joined the board of Fox Corporation, the parent company of Fox News, is quite telling. This is the same guy that people issued death threats to me over exposing his unconstitutional and unconservative behavior, along with his running mate in 2012, Mitt Romney.
Ryan and three other board of directors were appointed on Tuesday. Appointing these directors was a necessary step as the Murdoch family wraps up the Disney-Fox deal.
The Ryan appointment is the most noteworthy, given his history near the top of Republican politics. Ryan and Rupert Murdoch have been friendly for many years. In 2014, he named Ryan as a presidential contender he had “particular admiration for.”
Some observers said Ryan’s appointment reflected the cozy relationship between Fox and the modern-day Republican Party.
“The GOP/Fox merger is becoming increasingly formalized. Trump watches and promotes it incessantly, Fox appoints Paul Ryan to its board,” University of Michigan professor Brendan Nyhan tweeted.
Board members at the previous iteration of 21st Century Fox earned about $300,000 in cash and equity each year, according to SEC filings. It is not known how much Ryan and the other board members at the newly formed Fox Corp. will make.
You can bet it’s a whole lot more than he took in via Congress, but this then points to the connections and how people like Ryan don’t actually care for those they represent.
I’m not really surprised by a recent report that indicates that the US provides military assistance to three-quarter of the world’s dictatorships. While constantly propagandizing its people that it seeks to “thwart evil dictatorships” and is spreading “democracy,” something that even our founders opposed and something our own nation is not supposed to be, the US government has been using your money to actually assist 3 out of every 4 dictators in the world.
First, from a piece at Foreign Policy by Stephen M. Walt from 2016, he points out why the US getting involved in other countries to topple dictators and establish another government really doesn’t work. He writes:
At the risk of stating the obvious, we do know what doesn’t work, and we have a pretty good idea why. What doesn’t work is military intervention (aka “foreign-imposed regime change”). The idea that the United States could march in, depose the despot-in-chief and his henchmen, write a new constitution, hold a few elections, and produce a stable democracy — presto! — was always delusional, but an awful lot of smart people bought this idea despite the abundant evidence against it.
First, successful liberal orders depend on a lot more than a written constitution or elections: They usually require an effective legal system, a broad commitment to pluralism, a decent level of income and education, and widespread confidence that political groups which lose out in a particular election have a decent chance of doing better in the future and thus an incentive to keep working within the system. Because a lot of social elements need to line up properly for this arrangement to work and endure, creating reasonably effective democracies took centuries in the West, and it was often a highly contentious — even violent — process. To believe the U.S. military could export democracy quickly and cheaply required a degree of hubris that is still breathtaking to recall.
Second, using force to spread democracy almost always triggers violent resistance. Nationalism and other forms of local identity remain powerful features of today’s world, and most people dislike following orders from well-armed foreign occupiers. Moreover, groups that have lost power, wealth, or status in the course of a democratic transition (such as Sunnis in post-Saddam Iraq) will inevitably be tempted to take up arms in opposition, and neighboring states whose interests are adversely affected by a transition may try to stop or reverse it. Such developments are the last thing a struggling democracy needs, of course, because violence tends to empower leaders who are good at it, instead of those who are skilled at building effective institutions, striking deals across factional lines, promoting tolerance, and building more robust and productive economies.
To make matters worse, foreign occupiers rarely know enough to pick the right local people to put in charge, and even generous and well-intentioned efforts to aid the new government tend to fuel corruption and distort local politics in unpredictable ways. Creating democracy in a foreign country is a vast social engineering project, and expecting outside powers to do it effectively is like asking someone to build a nuclear power plant, without any blueprints, on an active earthquake zone. In either case, expect a rapid meltdown.
This is something we have known for decades. It was also one of the finer points that 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul laid out quite well, and some of this was even promoted by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, though many of his advisers are off the reservation on this kind of policy.
However, Whitney Webb at Mint Press News points out a study that determines that while America’s politicians talk about freeing the world from dictators and implementing a voice of the people in their countries, quite often, the US is not actually doing that at all.
Rich Whitney, an attorney and writer, sought to compare Freedom House’s rating system of political rights for 2015 to the U.S. government’s provision of military assistance – military training, military aid and weapons sales – to foreign nations that same year. Whitney’s stated goal was to determine whether the U.S. government actually opposes dictatorships and champions democracy at a global level, as is often claimed. His independent analysis found that the U.S. has actually manifested the opposite of its stated intention, by providing military assistance to 36 of the world’s 49 dictatorships. In other words, more than 73% of the world’s dictatorships currently receive military assistance from the United States.
For his analysis, Whitney used a commonly accepted definition of dictatorship: “a system of government in which one person or a small group possesses absolute state power, thereby directing all national policies and major acts — leaving the people powerless to alter those decisions or replace those in power by any method short of revolution or coup.” He chose Freedom House’s Freedom in the World annual reports, citing it as the best source for a comprehensive list of dictatorships and “free” societies. Whitney, however, noted that the ostensibly independent organization has a “decidedly pro-US-ruling-class bias.”
Freedom House’s bias makes the results of Whitney’s analysis even more damning. The organization is funded by a combination of Western government and nongovernmental-organization sources, including the George Soros-funded Open Society Foundations. Thus, its categorization of nations as dictatorships or as free societies is largely analogous to how the U.S. State Department classifies such nations — meaning that U.S. monetary support of such dictatorships is a knowing and willful repudiation of democracy promotion abroad.
Furthermore, many of the nations labeled as dictatorships by Freedom House are rivals of the United States, and thus tended to be labeled dictatorships even though they are not. For example, both Iran and Syria were labeled dictatorships even though Iran held democratic elections earlier this year and Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was re-elected in 2014 with 88.7% of the vote. Russia, the eternal rival of the United States, is also considered a dictatorship according to Freedom House despite the fact that elections regularly occur there. If these three nations were removed from list, the U.S. would then support upwards of 78% of the world’s dictatorships.
In addition, other decidedly undemocratic nations that receive large amounts of U.S. military aid were not included as dictatorships in the Freedom House report and thus in Whitney’s analysis. For instance, Israel receives over $10 million in U.S. military aid every day despite the fact that all Palestinians living within its borders are disenfranchised and subject to either concentration-camp conditions or imposed military rule.
She goes on to conclude:
Though this analysis of the government’s own data and data from a pro-Western think tank has revealed the U.S.’ far-reaching support for dictatorships around the world, such a revelation is unlikely to change anything about the U.S.’ long-standing modus operandi. For of course U.S. support for dictators is nothing new: many Cold War-era dictators, particularly in Latin America and Asia, were installed and backed with full U.S. government support despite their despotism, in order to allow the U.S. to “contain” communism and Soviet influence.
Ultimately, “democracy promotion” was never the true intent, but instead the disguise to mask the imperial conquest of nations that refused to acquiesce to U.S. government demands. For that reason, the notable military interventions of recent decades — particularly Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya — were sold to the U.S. public as being born out of the need to “restore” democracy and wrest control from “evil dictators.” That narrative continues to be used to justify pushes for regime change abroad, even though the U.S.’ self-image as the world’s greatest democracy hangs in tatters.
If you ask me, the US would do well to not get so entangled in the affairs of other nations. In fact, often those entanglements get our own people’s eyes off the corruption and lawlessness taking place in our own government while we are told to be concerned about dictators around the world.
Right here ought to give anyone and everyone pause as to whether or not the truth of the New Zealand shooting is being told or not. When you have internet infrastructure along with Australia threatening your platform, which competes with state-controlled YouTube, for simply allowing users to post videos related to the New Zealand shooting, you know something isn’t right. Yet, this is exactly what has happened to Mike Adams’ video platform, Brighteon.
On Thursday, I contacted Adams to see whether or not I would be allowed to upload the full livestreamed video from the New Zealand shooting. I obtained the footage except for possibly three minutes at the start where the shooter was talking and wanted to preserve it somewhere on the internet where it wouldn’t be removed.
Adams told me, “They are coming after us and threatening to annihilate the platform.”
Little did I know, but just hours earlier, he had posted a statement regarding the threats he had received. Here’s his account of what took place once users of Brighteon began to upload NZ shooting videos.
This is an emergency alert concerning Brighteon.com, the free speech video platform alternative to YouTube.
I’m writing this at 12:45 am, March 21st. The Brighteon platform is now under extreme threat by upstream infrastructure providers over users posting footage of the New Zealand Christchurch shooting. We are being threatened to remove all the videos or face complete annihilation online, starting with being de-platformed from infrastructure providers, followed by legal action from none other than the nation of Australia (not even New Zealand itself, but Australia and it’s “Office of the eSafety Commissioner.”)
We anticipated this exact scenario many months ago, and we have been feverishly building alternative internal infrastructure to eliminate any dependencies on upstream infrastructure providers, to the extent that such a configuration is possible. However, we are still several months away from completion of that build out phase. Sadly, over the next few hours we are being forced — essential “at gunpoint” (the irony being completely lost of the fascists who now control the ‘net) — to delete all videos containing footage of the New Zealand shooting.
If we refuse to take this action, then ALL the videos on Brighteon will essentially be de-platformed, and none of them will be viewable by the public. The entire website will be annihilated.
Make no mistake: We are facing extreme online fascism, censorship and authoritarian speech police who are exploiting the New Zealand operation to roll out a totalitarian police state across the ‘net. The excuse we are being given is that hosting or sharing the videos is “promoting violence” — an absurd claim on its face. If videos that depict violence are so harmful to the public, then why did the entire mainstream media play the 9/11 twin towers attack videos a million times over, burning the imagery into the minds of the American people? In that attack, over 3,500 Americans died, yet no one claimed that showing the video was promoting violence.
If violent action sequences are “promoting violence,” then why isn’t every Hollywood action movie banned? Why aren’t the million other violent YouTube videos banned? Why is it perfectly acceptable to show video footage of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich torturing and killing Jews in concentration camps? Have we really reached the point where videos that show Jews being mass murdered are perfectly okay, but videos that show followers of Islam being murdered are criminalized? I thought all genocide was evil, and burying it through censorship is not going to make the hatred go away. If we are to recognize the source of these conflicts and acts of violence, we must be willing to see what actually took place. But today, even viewing certain particular videos is now essentially considered a multi-national crime.
Somehow, this New Zealand shooting video — in which rifle brass disappears mid-air, by the way, like magical ammo — is being invoked to justify the ultimate free speech crackdown across the ‘net. Anyone who dares examine the forensic video evidence, ask intelligent questions about the shooting or question the official narrative is now being threatened with internet-wide de-platforming and possible legal action.
We have reached the state of “total censorship” on the ‘net. This is the beginning of the end of humanity, since no voices, views or opinions that contradict “official narratives” are going to be allowed anywhere online.
As InfoWars also covered earlier today, the next escalation of censorship will involve banning URLs from browsers, meaning Chrome, FireFox, etc. will not even allow you type in “Brighteon.com” or “Infowars.com” or any other site the globalist controllers don’t want you to see. They will use another false flag shooting as justification to ban any URL they want, always in the name of “public safety.”
In truth, globalists believe that anyone who thinks for themselves is a threat to public safety. Therefore, all non-conformists, dissenters, independent thinkers or outspoken voices of truth must be systematically silenced by all the tech giants, including: Google, Apple, Twitter, Amazon, YouTube, Snapchat, Pinterest and others. Together, they now operate a global cabal — an online mafia — that demands absolute obedience to irrational demands.
Sadly, unless either the Trump administration or We the People rise up and overthrow these techno-fascist monstrosities, humanity is now enslaved under absolute online tyranny. No independent thought is allowed from this day forward.
In terms of practical actions, we have been building an “underground” information hub for many months — a new solution that will make content available to human eyes but invisible to all search engines and computer algorithms. Sadly, human truth is going to have to move to “underground” status to evade de-platforming efforts by totalitarian fascists.
I will record a strong video follow-up message in the coming days and post it on Brighteon, unless the internet tyrants annihilate it first. We are working hard to protect free speech, but the globalists are now holding loaded guns at our head and saying they will pull the trigger if we do not comply. For the moment, we are forced to comply in order to save all the other videos on the platform. However, in the long run, we have no intention whatsoever to comply with tyranny and authoritarianism.
– Mike Adams
In my conversation earlier on Thursday with Adams, he added, “We are living under absolute tyranny at this point, can’t even COMMENT on a real world event.”
“The only view allowed is the ‘official’ view,” he said.
Adams said they couldn’t even have servers connected to the internet without complying.
In a follow-up article, I will hopefully have the actual full-length video uploaded to my own site so that I can provide some commentary and not be dependent upon another outlet to house the video. At this time, I’m waiting on the ability to load the large file to the site. Once that is done, I’ll post commentary that will reference the video. I’m convinced this was definitely a false flag attack. There are too many things going on surrounding it. Stay tuned, and support Brighteon!
Maryland really needs to rethink its state motto because it’s representatives and governor simply do not believe in a “free state.” Jeff Hulber, founder of Maryland’s pro-Second Amendment organization Patriot Picket shared in an email the following protests from members.
We have been staging “We Will Not Comply” demonstrations at the Maryland State Capitol all this past week, and have occupied ALL the seats in day-long hearings on gun bills.
A Maryland Democratic Party official and former state Senate candidate has now deleted a controversial social media post that has sparked some to call for an apology – and even his resignation.
Maryland Democratic Party Secretary Robbie Leonard on Monday posted to his personal Facebook page a photograph of a Second Amendment activist standing on a street corner in Annapolis holding a sign that reads “We Will Not Comply,” a slogan adopted by gun rights advocates to broadcast their frustration with restrictive gun laws.
“Time to dox some homegrown terrorists,” wrote Leonard.
Additionally, we reported on Maryland Sheriffs, such as Wicomico County Sheriff Michael Lewis pictured above, saying that they won’t comply either.
Friends, this is what it’s going to take to defeat tyranny. It’s going to take men banding together and those in authority taking their oaths serious enough to interpose themselves between law-abiding citizens and tyrants who want to write pretended legislation to turn those law-abiding citizens into outlaws.
Yet, the evidence and testimony, even of many Hollywood actors and actresses, along with men, women and children the world over carries great weight in bearing witness to the fact that there are many in positions of authority who engage in pedophilia, something that the Lord Jesus Christ said it would have been better if they just drown themselves instead of engaging in (Luke 17:2).
There is one question I do have in all of this: Is this why the elites and influential in the world promote Islam? Islam is the only religion I know of that embraces pedophilia, complete with little boy virgins in the afterlife, along with bacha bazis here and now. Talk about sick! However, birds of a feather…. flock together and when you lie down with the dogs, you get fleas.
While Watson starts off saying that “Pizzagate has been debunked,” I disagree unless you are only tying that to a particular DC pizza parlor. Here’s the court documented evidence to prove #pizzagate is real (despite what self-appointed “fact checkers” Newsguard claims).
Now, take a listen to Watson and you be the judge whether or not this is reality or some silly “conspiracy theory.”
OK, seriously? Not only can we take this woman’s mental capacity to serve in the US Senate seriously nor her claims to be Native American, even to the point that she forgot using that claim to get into college while hypocritically blasting others for bribing their kid’s ways into colleges, but now we are hearing from Senator “Fauxahontas” Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) that “white nationalism” poses the same threat as “ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorism.”
Here is a woman who has already had to apologize for making ethnic-related claims regarding her non-Native American status, but like most Socialists, Leftists and Communists, there is nothing like dividing people based on how their Creator made them.
While I don’t deny that there have been those who felt superior due to skin color or ethnic origin, that is not necessarily the case in the US.
Islamic jihad, however, is a great threat and the numbers don’t lie, not only in the US, but around the world.
So, just like the good little Democrat exploiter, who never wants a crisis to go to waste, Warren interjected her stupidity into political commentary surrounding the New Zealand massacre.
During a campaign stop in Memphis, TN, 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) commented on white nationalism following the terror attack in two New Zealand mosques that left 50 people dead.
Warren compared white nationalism to ISIS and Al-Qaeda, saying all three “pose a threat” to the United States.
“It’s going to take acknowledging what a terrible problem white nationalism is and how it is a threat to the safety and security of the United States,” Warren said Sunday. “In the same way that ISIS and Al-Qaeda terrorism pose a threat to the U.S., so does the rise of white nationalism.”….
Clearly, this is more of a shot at President Donald Trump than it is anything with any level of substance. Warren doesn’t know her you know what from a hole in the ground.
However, don’t blame Warren. It’s the people in Massachusetts that put this illiterate, unconstitutional, mental midget and criminal into office.
California has been moving to this point for some time now. For the first time in its history, the Golden State has named an illegal alien to a statewide post, which ironically enough after the college scandal last week, that helps to increase college access for students from low-income or underserved communities.
Lizbeth Mateo, a 33-year-old attorney and immigrants rights activist, was appointed to serve by the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday.
I can’t tell you the irony of the Senate appointing someone who is illegally in the country to a position that uses taxpayer money to then use tax payer money again to educate people, including illegal aliens at taxpayer expense.
The appointment came just one day after President Donald Trump’s visit to San Diego, where he attacked the state’s immigration approach.
“While Donald Trump fixates on walls, California will continue to concentrate on opportunities,” Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León said in a news release. “Ms. Mateo is a courageous, determined and intelligent young woman who at great personal risk has dedicated herself to fight for those seeking their rightful place in this country.”
In announcing the decision, Senate President pro tempore Kevin de León appeared to recognize the move as an act of defiance in the face of the Trump administration’s current immigration crackdown.
Mateo said she welcomed the opportunity, telling the newspaper that “while undocumented students have become more visible in our state, they remain under-represented in places where decisions that affect them are being made.”
The attorney was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, and came to the U.S. with her parents when she was just 14 years old. She went on to develop a passion for law and became the first person in her family to graduate from college, receiving her degree from Santa Clara University law school in 2016 and passing the California bar last year, according to her legal firm’s website. She was officially sworn in by De León on June 29, 2017.
California became the first state in the U.S. to allow undocumented immigrants to practice law in 2014, with New York following in its footsteps not long after.
In 2010, Mateo also became one of the first undocumented young people to risk deportation by demanding the passage of the DREAM Act, legislation that would grant certain immigrants, including Dreamers, or people brought to the U.S. illegally as children, a path to citizenship. She also played a key role in helping a group of young people now known as the “Dream 9” return to the U.S. after being deported to Mexico.
And what are President Trump and your representatives doing to enforce the “law” against illegal immigrants such as Ms. Mateo? Nothing, absolutely nothing.
It will simply be used for more political fodder to divide the people to get them on their favorite political team to war against one another rather than following the law.
Princeton University released a statement about Krueger’s death.
“We are saddened to share that Professor Alan Krueger passed away over the weekend. A true scholar and public servant, Alan will be deeply missed by the University community.
In addition to his scholarship, Alan’s life exemplified a commitment to public service. His contributions to the nation included serving as President Clinton’s Chief Economist at the Department of Labor, and as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama.
A valued member of the Princeton University community for over three decades, Alan will be deeply missed by his students and colleagues. The University asks that the privacy of the Krueger family be respected at this difficult time.”
“Alan was someone who was deeper than numbers on a screen and charts on a page,” Obama added. “He saw economic policy not as a matter of abstract theories, but as a way to make people’s lives better.”
Or a way to distribute wealth unlawfully. At least that is the way you have to read between Obama’s Marxist language. The Obama administration didn’t know economics. It knew deficit spending and partnering with the Federal Reserve to spend us trillions into debt as a way of “attempting to pull us out of a recession,” all to no avail. Further, the Obama administration continued unconstitutional spending, in much the same way president before him and including President Trump has done, which resulted in over a trillion dollars every year in deficit spending of his usurpation of the White House.
Now, I’m certainly not saying that Mr. Kreuger did not commit suicide. I’m just all too wary of those close to the Clintons or the Obamas who out of nowhere take their own lives.
If you are one that continues to put your head in the sand as to what is going on in the media with the reporting, or lack thereof, concerning the truth about what the New Zealand massacrefalse flag was about, then I urge you listen to Paul Joseph Watson’s commentary on exactly what this media reporting is all about.
Notice, he provides the numbers about exactly how disproportionate Muslim attacks are against anything “right wing” or Christian or Western. However, he also points out how all of it, when it is aggressive, not done in self-defense, is nothing more than criminal.
Additionally, the media comes right alongside these events to demonize their political opponents in each and every instance.
I recently ran across a short 7-minute video by a woman who goes by the YouTube handle, “The Pholosopher.” She was quite good in pointing out three ways the state already goes about confiscating citizens’ guns and I thought it was worth your time to take a look and have a listen.
If you are a person who actually believes things like “common sense” gun laws really exist with any sort of impact on crime, or if you are a person that actually believes in universal background checks and believes those will keep guns out of the hands of criminals and ensure only non-criminals will have guns, then you really should watch this.
Every single one of these are things the federal government has absolutely no authority to engage in, but they do it all the time. The states sometimes do it as well, despite the fact that they are not authorized to infringe on the God-given right, not permission from the state, to keep and bear arms.
Furthermore, it seems that there is vast bipartisan support for numbers one and two, while there is some departure on number three, though both parties tend to want to ban their certain arms or make them more difficult to acquire by adding a tax, such as rocket launchers and fully automatic weapons.
Take a look and be sure to share this with your friends who might support any of these measures.
Right there is all you need to know about where Muslims like Omar and others want to take America, straight to totalitarian Islamic Sharia. The Hill, far from some right-wing news outlet simply made reference to the fact that Omar shared a “Muslim verse” in a tweet following the attack in New Zealand, and apparently, Omar took offense that they would actually call it a “Muslim verse.” She then blasted them claiming they were “lazy and ‘othering,'” whatever that is, and claimed victim status by suggesting The Hill was claiming Muslims weren’t allowed to pray.
We’re old enough to have attended school back before terms like “intersectionality” and “marginalization” had taken over the curriculum, so we didn’t see the carefully placed dog-whistle in The Hill’s tweet about Rep. Ilhan Omar reciting a Muslim verse in the aftermath of the Christchurch mass shooting. Maybe you’ll catch it.
First, our guess is that a Muslim verse is a verse said by Muslims, and second, where the hell did she get the idea that The Hill was suggesting that Muslims aren’t allowed to say a prayer for their dead?…
Why would this even be an issue for Omar? Because she is secretly pushing the idea that Muslims are to be revered, exalted above typical Americans and bowed down before. Ain’t gonna happen though, except for those who self-censor and the media.
“As a Sharia-observant Muslim, Ilhan Omar is a victim. She is therefore never to be questioned, challenged, or contradicted. She is to be treated at all times and in all circumstances with adulatory praise. Even to note her activities in a neutral manner is “othering” and enhances her victim status, and probably makes you responsible for the New Zealand massacre. Ilhan Omar is our new master. Bow down!”
Jihad Jew-hater Ilhan Omar has accused already sharia-compliant The Hill with “othering” her because they used the term “Muslim Verse” — in a positive light, I might add. Of course, the great irony is that Omar “others” herself – with her anti-Americanism, Jew-hatred, bigamy, incestuous marriage to her brother and her relentless Islamic supremacism.
As a Jew, if someone uses the term “Jewish prayer” or “Jewish verse,” let me assure, there is nothing negative in it. This is just totalitarianism a la Islam.
This is what happens though when you let idolators like Omar and other Muslims into the spotlight. There can be no unity among the people of America when some are following the death cult of Islam and a demonic god such as Allah. Learn the lesson before it’s too late and let’s set about to remove this woman from office and pray the true and living God to deliver her from her religious delusions.
While Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer, you have to give her credit that she knows how to get media attention, but sadly for her, that media attention has backfired, exposing the reality of what an absolute, illogical person she is with a totalitarian bent. Polling numbers demonstrate the media’s coverage of AOC has caused her poll number to tank since last summer.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two months into her new job on Capitol Hill, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become a much more recognizable figure to Americans. Half of U.S. adults were unfamiliar with or had no opinion of her in September after her seismic primary win over the summer, but that figure has shrunk to 29% today. But the increased visibility has not improved her overall standing with Americans. Whereas the public had mixed views of Ocasio-Cortez in September, her image now tilts slightly negative, with 31% viewing her favorably and 41% unfavorably.
Since September, the congresswoman’s unfavorable rating has climbed 15 percentage points while her favorable rating is up by seven points. The latest data are from a Gallup poll conducted Feb. 12-28.
Ocasio-Cortez has garnered outsized media attention for a single member of the House of Representatives since last year when she defeated a 10-term incumbent in the primary. Young and social media-savvy, the congresswoman has used her new platform to advocate for progressive ideas and sponsor the New Green Deal, an ambitious proposal to combat climate change.
The trajectory of Ocasio-Cortez’s image has some similarities to that of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Though Gingrich was no newcomer to Congress, he only gained national prominence after leading the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994. Like Ocasio-Cortez, he quickly became a household name with more viewing him unfavorably than favorably within a few months of assuming the House speakership in 1995.
Underscoring how far she has come so quickly, Ocasio-Cortez’s ratings are currently similar to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, whose favorable, unfavorable and no opinion ratings from December are nearly identical to the congresswoman’s latest figures. Schumer has served in Congress since 1981, first in the House of Representatives, and since 1999 in the Senate.
So, what caused AOC to go into meltdown mode over these numbers? Well, again, it’s her inability to think, reason or understand reality.
While there’s no question all this media coverage has given Ocasio-Crazy a national profile in an unprecedented amount of time, there is also no question that national profile is a mostly negative one.
According to Gallup, of those who do know Ocasio-Crazy, a meager 31 percent view her favorably, while a plurality of 41 percent view her unfavorably. That puts her 10 points underwater with the American public.
When this poll was first taken in September, Ocasio-Crazy was only two points underwater. Back then, her favorable rating sat at 24 percent while her unfavorable rating was just two points higher at 26 percent.
Over the last five or so months, her favorability rating has increased only seven points (24 to 31 percent) while her unfavorable rating leaped a whopping 15 points (26 percent to 41 percent).
What is most revealing about these numbers is what it says about the eunuchs in the establishment media. The glowing wall-to-wall coverage Ocasio-Crazy has enjoyed backfired bigtime.
And so, once again, we see compelling proof the establishment media no longer have the power or the moral authority to move public opinion their way. In fact, in the case of Ocasio-Crazy, public opinion moved in the opposite direction the media intended.
So, the genius who believes the world will end in 12 years shot back claiming, “If you want to know what subconscious bias looks like,” she screeched, “it’s a headline saying ‘AOC is underwater with every group EXCEPT women, nonwhites, and 18-34 year olds.’
“So older, conservative white men are considered “everyone” and everyone else is discounted as an exception,” she added.
If you want to know what subconscious bias looks like, it’s a headline saying “AOC is underwater with every group EXCEPT women, nonwhites, and 18-34 year olds.”
So older, conservative white men are considered “everyone” and everyone else is discounted as an exception.
Still, she got 129,000 likes for that gibberish of misunderstanding.
It got worse.
“The reason people know more [about me] is bc Fox News has turned into “AOC TMZ” (no offense to TMZ), so awareness is growing w/ GOPers,” she tweeted in a follow-up.
The reason people know more is bc Fox News has turned into “AOC TMZ” (no offense to TMZ), so awareness is growing w/ GOPers.@JaneMayerNYer has reported deeply on this propaganda machine + it will be aimed at any Dem they want. Nothing changes that.
Yes, we can’t be scared by that because the world ending in less than 12 years is far scarier.
The point is she fails to see that her favorability didn’t just tank with “old white men.” She tanked across the board: seven points with independents, three points with women, seven points with young people age 18-34 and eight points with ages 35-54.
There is a saying that it’s better people think you are a fool that open your mouth and remove all doubt. As long as the media puts the microphone in front of this puppet, she is going to keep demonstrates how foolish she really is, both economically/politically and theologically.
The GOP just needs to keep letting her talk. She’s committing suicide in front of everyone.
Finally, what many of us have been saying for some time now is being questioned in the mainstream as something you just can’t say has no merit. Following Thursday’s attack on mosques in New Zealand, talk show host Rush Limbaugh mentioned that there is an “ongoing theory” that 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant is actually a “leftist who writes the manifesto and then goes out and performs the deed purposely to smear his political enemies” and that this could be a false flag attack.
“You just can’t — you can’t immediately discount this,” Limbaugh added. “The left is this insane, they are this crazy.”
Of course, the video is from Media Matters and it’s an attempt to smear anyone who would suggest something like this, even though we all know how ridiculous it is for a man in New Zealand to begin to name people like President Donald Trump in a manifesto before going and murdering 49 people.
Here’s Limbaugh’s comments in context as he is pointing out that the media lies about right wing terrorism and it being predominant and is simply waiting for things like this to surface in hopes of making their case.
The idea that there is far more crazed right-wing terrorism in America than there is any other kind is nothing more than a media narrative manufactured out of whole cloth, and it’s just waiting for events like this to take place, and this is what happens, folks. I don’t know, you probably get up and you see this news story and you just — in addition to all of the emotion you have over the sheer shock, terror, and horror of it all, then you realize you’re going to face a whole day of the politicization of it. You realize you’re going to face a whole day of Donald Trump being blamed for it, or you being blamed for it, or things you believe in being blamed for it.
Another thing that happens here when these events happen, you have all kinds of speculation that erupts. And there is an ongoing theory — Mr. Snerdley, correct me if I’m wrong about this. There’s an ongoing theory that the shooter himself may in fact be a leftist who writes the manifesto and then goes out and performs the deed purposely to smear his political enemies, knowing he’s going to get shot in the process. You know you just can’t — you can’t immediately discount this. The left is this insane, they are this crazy. And then if that’s exactly what the guy is trying to do then he’s hit a home run, because right there on Fox News: “Shooter is an admitted white nationalist who hates immigrants.”
Of course, Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge offered some insights as to why this theory has merit.
Tarrant, who was in Pakistan just five months ago – amid what he wrote was two years of planning for Thursday’s massacre, posted a lengthy manifesto before the shooting in which he declared his desire to exploit racial, cultural and political divisions in the United States.
At three points in his manifesto, the shooter also states his intention to spark a civil war in the United States by triggering crackdowns on the Second Amendment. In his laundry list of motivations, the shooter spends the most amount of time discussing this goal, which he believes will ultimately lead to a “fracturing” of the U.S. along “cultural and racial lines.” –Breitbart
“With enough pressure the left wing within the United States will seek to abolish the second amendment, and the right wing within the U.S. will see this as an attack on their very freedom and liberty,” reads the manifesto.
The shooter expresses both white supremacist sentiments, while also describing himself as a socialist “depending on the definition,” and an “Eco-fascist” – declaring his support for “environmentalism,” “worker’s rights,” and “responsible markets.” The manifesto goes on to describe Antifa, communists and Marxists as “anti-white scum.” He also identifies black conservative Candace Owens as the “person that has influenced me above all,” and told viewers in a video to “subscribe to PewDiePie,” a comedian and video game streamer who has come under fire for racially divisive bits.
Before committing the massacre, Tarrant inscribed political messaging on his weapons invoking Hitler, mass migration and the Battle of Tours – in which Frankish and Burgundian forces repelled invading Islamic forces of the Umayyad Caliphate.
Possibly fuelling the “leftist” theory Limbaugh raised is evidence that Tarrant visited Pakistan in October, as confirmed by the New York Times – staying at the Osho Thang Hotel. Owner Syed Israr Hussain said “He was normal and polite during his stay,” adding “There was nothing out of the ordinary.”
While there, he appears to have posted over Hussein’s social media account, where he wrote of the 97% Muslim country:
“Hello everyone my name is Brenton Tarrant and I am visitong [sic] pakistan for the first time. Pakistan is an incredible place filled with the most earnest, kind hearted and hospitable people in the world, and the beauty of hunza and nagar valley in autumn cannot be beat.
Unfortunately many tourists are choosing other countries due to the stress, difficulty and steep requirements of obtaining a Pakistani visa.
Hopefully in the near future the Pakistani government and Mr Imran Kahn will make the necessary changes to the visa program so to encourage tourism and make it viable once more for the world to come and experience the beauty of Pakistan.”
I realize that President Trump has been called a racist, white supremacist and white nationalist. Whatever! Of course, he is getting blamed in the media, along with others who speak out against Islamic jihad and what appears to be an immigrant invasion of the West, but Trump has also condemned the attack.
In speaking to reporters, Trump said that he doesn’t think white nationalism is a threat around the world, and neither do I.
“I don’t really,” Trump said. “I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems.”
“You look what happened in New Zealand, perhaps that’s the case,” he added. “I don’t know enough about it yet…But it’s certainly a terrible thing,” adding that it was “a horrible, disgraceful thing.”
Following my report on the shooting and the second one that took place at another mosque that was stopped by a man with a gun, I posted a short note on Facebook about the believability that this was a false flag.
Don't tell me people didn't know this was coming! For years, he planned the attack and this guy put out his plans on…
Can people really be so blind as to not question what is going on here? And to be clear, I don’t doubt people were killed, but I do question what was going on behind the scenes and what the reality of one Brenton Tarrant actually is.
Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into data deals Facebook struck with some of the world’s largest technology companies, intensifying scrutiny of the social media giant’s business practices as it seeks to rebound from a year of scandal and setbacks.
A grand jury in New York has subpoenaed records from at least two prominent makers of smartphones and other devices, according to two people who were familiar with the requests and who insisted on anonymity to discuss confidential legal matters. Both companies had entered into partnerships with Facebook, gaining broad access to the personal information of hundreds of millions of its users.
The companies were among more than 150, including Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Sony, that had cut sharing deals with the world’s dominant social media platform. The agreements, previously reported in The New York Times, let the companies see users’ friends, contact information and other data, sometimes without consent. Facebook has phased out most of the partnerships over the past two years.
“We are cooperating with investigators and take those probes seriously,” a Facebook spokesman said in a statement. “We’ve provided public testimony, answered questions and pledged that we will continue to do so.”
It is not clear when the grand jury inquiry, overseen by prosecutors with the United States attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York, began or exactly what it is focusing on. Facebook was already facing scrutiny by the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission. And the Justice Department’s securities fraud unit began investigating it after reports that Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm, had improperly obtained the Facebook data of 87 million people and used it to build tools that helped President Trump’s election campaign.
Additionally, NYT went on to point out that Facebook is just not being honest here, just as Mark Zuckerburg was dishonest in his testimony before Congress about censorship.
The Cambridge investigation, still active, is being run by prosecutors from the Northern District of California. One former Cambridge employee said investigators questioned him as recently as late February. He and three other witnesses in the case, speaking on the condition of anonymity so they would not anger prosecutors, said a significant line of inquiry involved Facebook’s claims that it was misled by Cambridge.
In public statements, Facebook executives had said that Cambridge told the company it was gathering data only for academic purposes. But the fine print accompanying a quiz app that collected the information said it could also be used commercially. Selling user data would have violated Facebook’s rules at the time, yet the social network does not appear to have regularly checked that apps were complying. Facebook deleted the quiz app in December 2015.
The disclosures about Cambridge last year thrust Facebook into the worst crisis of its history. Then came news reports last June and December that Facebook had given business partners — including makers of smartphones, tablets and other devices — deep access to users’ personal information, letting some companies effectively override users’ privacy settings.
The sharing deals empowered Microsoft’s Bing search engine to map out the friends of virtually all Facebook users without their explicit consent, and allowed Amazon to obtain users’ names and contact information through their friends. Apple was able to hide from Facebook users all indicators that its devices were even asking for data.
Privacy advocates said the partnerships seemed to violate a 2011 consent agreement between Facebook and the F.T.C., stemming from allegations that the company had shared data in ways that deceived consumers. The deals also appeared to contradict statements by Mark Zuckerberg and other executives that Facebook had clamped down several years ago on sharing the data of users’ friends with outside developers.
This is criminal, but the government merely fining Facebook executives will not be justice, and don’t think for a moment they have stopped doing what they are doing. Facebook is in bed with the very people who are investigating them, just ask Alex Jones.
Well, what can I say? I tried to tell conservatives back in 2012 that Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney were not conservatives nor constitutionalists. No one would listen. I even got death threats from some of these people. I’ll bet they’ve been singing a different tune now that these men have been opening their mouths and for Paul Ryan, running the show the past couple of years. Now, President Donald Trump has declared that some of the reason corrupt, criminal Democrats weren’t subpoenaed by Congress was because Ryan blocked the subpoenas.
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart, Trump said that Ryan blocked issuance of subpoenas for Democrats he believes should be investigated. However, now that Republicans are no longer in charge of the House, Trump claims that some of those people may have gotten away with that which they needed to be investigated.
Trump said that House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and his predecessor and fellow conservative Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) wanted to be tougher with the left, but that Ryan would not let them.
“Paul Ryan wouldn’t give the right to have any subpoenas,” Trump told Breitbart News. “Okay? Now in all fairness, Meadows and Jordan and all these guys, they wanted to go tougher, but they weren’t allowed to by leadership.”
Trump’s comments came in a wider part of the conversation about how the left is more “vicious” than the right—and that the left in American politics plays “cuter and tougher.”
“So here’s the thing—it’s so terrible what’s happening,” Trump said when asked by Breitbart News Washington Political Editor Matthew Boyle about how the left is fighting hard. “You know, the left plays a tougher game, it’s very funny. I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher. Okay? I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump – I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad. But the left plays it cuter and tougher. Like with all the nonsense that they do in Congress … with all this invest[igations]—that’s all they want to do is –you know, they do things that are nasty. Republicans never played this.”
OK, that’s great that President Trump sees this and is speaking out on it. However, whose hands does this fall into to investigate and bring justice in the matter, according to our Constitution? That’s right, the president.
So, I believe exactly what President Trump is saying, just like I believe what he said about crooked Hillary and believing she is “guilty as Hell,” but the question I have is, Mr. President, why are you not fulfilling your promise to deal with Hillary Clinton and throw in the rest of the lot of these people you believe should have been subpoenaed? Why are you merely talking about it and pointing the finger at Ryan, and rightly so, but not fulfilling your oath…
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” –Article II, Section I, Clause 8, US Constitution
It is the President’s constitutional duty “to take care that the Laws be faithfully executed” (Article II, Section 3).
Paul Ryan talks like he’s a conservative, but when it comes to actually “doing” conservative, well, that’s another story. While I’m glad Trump pointed out Ryans’ failures, largely because he’s a coward and a controlled man, that is no excuse for President Trump to right the wrongs done by Ryan.
Let’s see some of those subpoenas, Mr. President. I’ll back you on them!
Clearly, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke is a self-professed criminal and proud of it. In an exclusive Reuters interview, the failed campaigner for US Senate claimed that he belonged to the oldest group of computer hackers in US history, the Cult of the Dead Cow. But that’s not all, he also wrote some of the most bizarre and strange poems you’ve ever read in your life.
If the name of the hacker group sounds strange, the reality is that the hacktivist group, and yes they are credited with inventing the term, took their name from an abandoned Texas slaughterhouse. As a result, the group developed tools that allowed people to hack into Microsoft Windows-based computers. This is definitely someone who is prepared to represent the people of Texas in the US Senate, right?
Members of the group have protected O’Rourke’s secret for decades, reluctant to compromise his political viability. Now, in a series of interviews, CDC members have acknowledged O’Rourke as one of their own. In all, more than a dozen members of the group agreed to be named for the first time in a book about the hacking group by this reporter that is scheduled to be published in June by Public Affairs. O’Rourke was interviewed early in his run for the Senate.
There is no indication that O’Rourke ever engaged in the edgiest sorts of hacking activity, such as breaking into computers or writing code that enabled others to do so. But his membership in the group could explain his approach to politics better than anything on his resume. His background in hacking circles has repeatedly informed his strategy as he explored and subverted established procedures in technology, the media and government.
“There’s just this profound value in being able to be apart from the system and look at it critically and have fun while you’re doing it,” O’Rourke said. “I think of the Cult of the Dead Cow as a great example of that.”
An ex-hacker running for national office would have been unimaginable just a few years ago. But that was before two national elections sent people from other nontraditional backgrounds to the White House and Congress, many of them vowing to blow up the status quo.
The report went on to describe O’Rourke as a “misfit teen in El Paso, Texas in the 1980s, who took to internet bulletin boards to connect with people.
“When Dad bought an Apple IIe and a 300-baud modem and I started to get on boards, it was the Facebook of its day,” he said. “You just wanted to be part of a community.”
Later on, he began his own board, TacoLand, which was largely about punk music.
“This was the counterculture: Maximum Rock & Roll [magazine], buying records by catalog you couldn’t find at record stores,” he said.
However, O’Rourke also engaged in theft, according to the report.
At the time, people connected to bulletin boards by dialing in to the phone lines through a modem. Heavy use of long-distance modem calls could add up to hundreds of dollars a month. Savvy teens learned techniques for getting around the charges, such as using other people’s phone-company credit card numbers and five-digit calling codes to place free calls.
O’Rourke didn’t say what techniques he used. Like thousands of others, though, he said he pilfered long-distance service “so I wouldn’t run up the phone bill.”
Under Texas law, stealing long-distance service worth less than $1,500 is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine. More than that is a felony, and could result in jail time. It is unclear whether O’Rourke topped that threshold. In any event, the state bars prosecution of the offense for those under 17, as O’Rourke was for most of his active time in the group, and the statute of limitations is five years. Two Cult of the Dead Cow contemporaries in Texas who were caught misusing calling cards as minors got off with warnings.
O’Rourke handed off control of his own board when he moved east for boarding school, and he said he stopped participating on the hidden CDC board after he enrolled at Columbia University at age 18.
Hana Callaghan, a government specialist at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, said that voters might want to consider both the gravity of any candidate’s offenses and the person’s age at the time.
Among the questions voters should ask, she said: “What was the violation? Was it egregious? What does it say about their character – do they believe the rules don’t apply to them?” If substantial time has passed, she added, voters should decide whether the person “learned the error of their ways and no longer engages in those kind of behavior.”
When he was a teen, O’Rourke also frequented sites that offered cracked software. The bulletin boards were “a great way to get cracked games,” O’Rourke said, adding that he later realized his habit wasn’t morally defensible and stopped.
Using pirated software violates copyright laws, attorneys say, but in practice, software companies have rarely sued young people over it. When they do go after someone, it is typically an employer with workers using multiple unlicensed copies. Software providers are more interested in those who break the protections and spread their wares.
OK, so he has confessed to several crimes here. As far as Ms. Calaghan’s questions go, I would agree, but I would also point out that someone is owed money for the theft. If that is not restored, or at least attempted to be restored, then did the person actually “learn the error of their ways,” or did they simply get bored or think they got away with something?
As a teen, O’Rourke also penned fictitious writings in which he murders two children by running them over in his car, as well as another in which he and Jewish friend took on a neo-Nazi who claimed that Hitler didn’t really want to kill the Jews.
“We were trying to see what made him think the horrible things that he did,” he wrote in the file.
Zero Hedge also points out some of his other weird writing.
In another writing – a poem called “THE SONG OF THE COW,” O’Rourke worships a ball-buffing, butt-shining, ass-waxing cow that provides “milky wonder.”
I need a butt-shine
Your are holy,
Oh, sacred cow
I thirst for you,
Buff my balls,
Love the Cow,
Good fortune for those that do.
Love me, breathe my feet,
The Cow has risen.
Wax my ass,
Scrub my balls
The Cow has risen,
Oh, Milky winder, sing for us once more
Live your life, everlusting joy.
Thrust your hooves up my analytic passage,
Enjoy my fruits
Provider of Cheese and other wonderful dairy products,
In what is considered to be the worst mass shooting in New Zealand’s history, at least one armed man has been charged after live streaming an attack on the Masjid Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch and the Linwood Masjid Mosque in the suburb of Linwood on Friday, leaving dozens dead.
The manifesto, posted online, features a series of questions and answers, and opens with one asking: “Who are you?”
The answer says: “Just a ordinary White man, 28 years old. Born in Australia to a working class, low income family.
“My parents are of Scottish, Irish and English stock. I had a regular childhood, without any great issues. I had little interest in education during my schooling, barely achieving a passing grade.”
He adds: “I am just a regular White man, from a regular family. Who decided to take a stand to ensure a future for my people.”
He describes himself as “a private and mostly introverted person” and admits he is racist, adding that he is an “Eco-fascist by nature”.
He said New Zealand was not the original choice for an attack, saying he only came to the country temporarily to plan and train.
On his planning for the attack, he wrote: “I begun planning an attack roughly two years in advance and an attack at the location in Christchurch three months in advance.”
Answering whether he supports Brexit, he wrote: “Yes, though not for an official policy made. The truth is that eventually people must face the fact that it wasn’t a damn thing to do with the economy.
“That it was the British people firing back at mass immigration, cultural displacement and globalism, and that’s a great and wonderful thing.”
On whether or not he is a supporter of US president Donald Trump, he wrote: “As a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose? Sure. As a policy maker and leader? Dear god no.”
Right there! That should tell you what you need to know about this. Call me cynical, but I’ve seen it too much. Why that line about Trump? Ask yourself that. This is a man in New Zealand for God’s sake!
The shooter also said that Norwegian shooter Anders Breivik was his inspiration.
Breivik openly confessed to the attacks during his trial. He described the details of detonating a car bomb at the government headquarters in Oslo. He then opened fire at an annual summer camp for the governing Labor Party’s youth. According to the numbers, eight people were killed and more than 200 injured in the explosion. Sixty-nine people, most of them teenagers, were killed in the shooting spree which took place on Utoya island.
In his final words, Breivik regretted not killing more people, apologizing to other “militant nationalists” for not achieving an even higher death toll. He said he wouldn’t appeal the ruling because that would “legitimize” a court he said got its mandate from a political system that supports multiculturalism.
And while many tried to paint Breivik as a Christian, David Wood points out that he was nothing more than a “cultural” Christian who held not biblical doctrines and failed to follow the one he took the name, Jesus the Christ.
As a side note, it is interesting to me that this would occur in Christchurch.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, “Many of those who will have been directly affected by the shooting may be migrants to New Zealand…they have chosen to make New Zealand their home and it is their home. They are us. The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not.”
New Zealand PM Ardern: "Many of those who will have been directly affected by the shooting may be migrants to New Zealand…they have chosen to make New Zealand their home and it is their home. They are us. The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not." pic.twitter.com/R13wr38epR
Some people reading this will note that I am diametrically opposed to Islam, but this is plain murder. The people were not attacking anyone and no one’s life was in danger. These shooters deserve the same thing I said Anders Behring Breivik deserved: justice, a swift execution.
Furthermore, there is no doubt that New Zealand will attempt to encroach more on the people’s God-given rights to arms in light of this attack by a few people, which only makes the people more defenseless no matter what their religion is. They already have fairly restrictive regulations against civilians owning handguns, semi-automatic weapons or fully automatic weapons, but pay no attention to the fact that those “restrictions” didn’t stop these people from possessing them to murder unarmed people. Get the point?
On Thursday, the US Senate voted 59-41 in favor of blocking President Donald Trump’s declaration of funding the southern border wall as a national emergency. However, Trump voiced his opposition in a one word tweet, “Veto.”
“A big National Emergency vote today by The United States Senate on Border Security & the Wall (which is already under major construction). I am prepared to veto, if necessary. The Southern Border is a National Security and Humanitarian Nightmare, but it can be easily fixed!” he tweeted on Thursday.
A big National Emergency vote today by The United States Senate on Border Security & the Wall (which is already under major construction). I am prepared to veto, if necessary. The Southern Border is a National Security and Humanitarian Nightmare, but it can be easily fixed!
The vote on Thursday pit Mr Trump against some of the most prominent members of his own party and will force him to issue the first veto of his presidency if he wants to proceed with taking money from other federal agencies to fund wall construction.
In addition to some Senate Republicans who have bucked Mr Trump in the past like Maine’s Susan Collins and Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, Thursday’s 59 to 41 vote saw a wider array of party stalwarts turn against the president, including Utah’s Mitt Romney.
In total, 12 Republicans voted for the measure, including Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Lamar Alexander.
Frankly, if Mike Lee is voting against you, you are probably on really bad constitutional grounds, and I agree with those that opposed Trump on his declaration of a national emergency and trying to go around the Constitution regarding money for a wall.
The following Republicans joined Democrats to vote against Trump’s national emergency declaration and allocation of funds to build a wall on our southern border.
Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)
Roy Blunt (Mo.)
Susan Collins (Me.)
Mike Lee (Utah)
Jerry Moran (Kan.)
Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
Rand Paul (Ky.)
Rob Portman (Ohio)
Mitt Romney (Utah)
Marco Rubio (Fla.)
Patrick J. Toomey (Pa.)
Roger Wicker (Miss.)
While I don’t care for many who are clearly RINOs in the pack, you can’t help but recognize people like Rand Paul and Mike Lee who have taken unpopular stands when it comes to the Constitution.
I’ll remind people who might claim I’m “anti-Trump” or whatever, this is a vote about what is constitutional, not whether one bows to a political idol.
When asked whether there would be consequences for Republicans who went after him for opposing him on his usurpation, Trump would not respond, but a White House spokesperson did say that he would not forget senators who opposed him that might ask him to attend their fundraisers or help them in any way.
So be it. The law is the law, and there is no authorization in our Constitution for the president to engage in this. If President Trump wanted to follow the Constitution, he should eliminate every single welfare benefit to any and all non-citizens. In fact, if he was constitutional, he would eliminate every welfare benefit even to American citizens, but as you can see, no matter the party in the White House, it’s the people, the Constitution and our rights and money that is lost.
“Talks within the GOP conference to avoid an embarrassing rebuke for Trump collapsed Wednesday, and Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) joined four fellow Republican senators who have already said they will back the measure.”
Folks, it isn’t a big deal in the big scheme. You know why? Because they don’t have enough votes to override Trump’s upcoming veto of this. I saw Romney on TV, Romney was talking, “I am really worried that passing this will give future Democrat presidents an opportunity to behave outside the Constitution, and I say we’re –” you ever heard of Barack Obama? And the Republicans didn’t do anything to stop him when he did it.
You know, presidents are gonna take power any time they can get it. And if nobody’s gonna stand up to ’em like nobody stood up to Obama, then they’re gonna get away with it. The battle for power between the executive branch and the legislative is legion. It’s designed in the Constitution, separation of powers. We are supposed be distracted by this argument over power.
The founders of this country didn’t want this government passing laws every day. The more they could be tied up arguing with each other over who’s got the power to do this, the better. The real problem in our country is not that. The real problem in our country is how much power Congress has willingly given away to bureaucratic agencies in the executive branch, the quote, unquote bureaucracy or the administrative state.
And I’ll tell you the real irony about that is the president is in charge of the administrative state. The president is in charge of all of those bureaucratic agencies, but he’s got no control over ’em. They’re out of control. Congress has ceded so much power to regulatory agencies — the FDA, the EPA. I don’t need to waste time going through this again.
But the bottom is this is a bunch of Republicans who are taking positions here that they can campaign for reelection on, knowing full well the president’s gonna get his national declaration of emergency. You know why? ‘Cause they don’t have enough votes to override. He’s gonna veto this, and they can’t override the veto. So he’s gonna end up with his declaration of national emergency.
But you’re gonna have these Republican senators who are gonna be able to go back and campaign, “I voted against the expansion of presidential powers. I voted against presidents being able to violate the Constitution. You should reelect me because I –” that’s what they’re doing. Now, the media is portraying it as a rebuke of President Trump. And, look, there may be some of that.
OK, great, then Limbaugh goes on to try and make it political, which I grant some people will make it, but he made the case right there: Congress has unconstitutionally given power to the president that he constitutionally does not possess.
So, what is wrong with anyone that opposes him, regardless of their motives? I’ll tell you, a two-party system that gets you arguing over your party’s side rather than what the law that was written to protect the people, actually says.
Talk show host Alex Jones, who was basically exiled from social media on virtually all platforms except alternative media and his websites last year, has been a huge supporter of President Donald Trump. Some have even gone so far as to say he was key to Trump’s 2016 election. While Jones has sort of pity partied Trump’s attack on Syria in the past in what I don’t think was a believable embodiment of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, his latest criticism of Trump for not standing up for free speech seems a whole lot more genuine. In a posting of a video on Infowars, titled “Alex Jones: Trump’s Betrayal Of Americans’ Rights Heartbreaking!” with a subtitle ” President Trump hasn’t delivered on many of his core promises,” Jones laments that Trump is not upholding his promises regarding free speech, but sadly, he also makes excuses for his lack of action with regards to massive censorship across the internet, not just of Jones but of conservative and liberal voices alike, mostly conservative voices.
“Many in the Trump base are growing restless with the president’s inaction on everything from border security to big tech censorship. Alex Jones sends a message to the president and offers solutions directly — but Trump needs to act now!”
Here’s Jones on both YouTube and Twitch, just in case one gets pulled down.
Jones claims that it is “with heavy heart” that “President Trump is betraying America.”
Keep in mind, this is not a “Never Trumper,” as people want to refer to anyone that might oppose any single thing that President Trump has said or does. I’ll just remind you, I didn’t vote for either of the two-party dog bowl trough candidates that the media and the two parties fed the American people…. keep in mind what your forefathers said, the first and second presidents of the united States.
There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.
Yet, many of you reading this have fallen under the spell of one party or another… and in this case, it’s mostly the “R” party, rather than support the Constitution.
George Washington agreed, saying in his farewell presidential speech:
The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty
Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind, (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight,) the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.
It serves always to distract the Public Councils, and enfeeble the Public Administration. It agitates the Community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.
There is an opinion, that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the Government, and serve to keep alive the spirit of Liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in Governments of a Monarchical cast, Patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in Governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And, there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be, by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume.
Jones said, “President Trump is throwing America’s free speech overboard to the wolves of big tech. President Trump, it appears, has been
bought off and is compromised.”
Now, when it comes to Jones, he has not made any mention of this little tidbit of information, nor has pretty much in the mainstream media.
However, Jones went on to say that President Trump needs to be confronted hardcore. Why?
Because in Jones’ words, Trump knows exactly what is going on.”
He’s referring to the mass censorship on the internet of voices that are in contrast to the establishment.
“Trump lays out the internal videos at Google at YouTube at Facebook at Twitter that myself and Veritas and others got and had put together in legal documents and sent to him last year,” Jones added. “I had three different law firms sent three different reports with connections to the White House. Chilling their response was to ban me off the internet for doing it.”
“That’s how big tech responded,” Jones added. “They saw me as a threat.”
Jones referred to his relationship with Trump as a “love/hate” relationship, having to call him out. He also made an excuse about Trump being in his 70s and that he doesn’t understand that internet.
I don’t believe that for a moment. Trump has thrived off the media and the internet. He understands it probably more than Jones does.
Men are corruptible despite the fact that men who idolize them don’t think so. This is exactly why our founders separated powers and why the real power is with the people, if only they would wake up and exercise justice and it’s why they warned that Americans would be divided into poarty affiliations. This way, they are easier to control.
What if you were raped? Then, because you couldn’t get justice via a criminal case, you chose to sue in civil court only to have your attorney have a meltdown and leave you stranded in mediation in a law office, even though he was able to get a confession. To make matters worse, once you hired new attornies who assumed the previous costs and settlement on your behalf, the previous meltdown attorney wants to sue you, but then a judge allows him to sell his right to sue you to another attorney for profit and that attorney wants you jailed for contempt of court? In all of this, your settlement payments are being stolen by another attorney. Sounds bizarre? Sound like it couldn’t happen in America? It is, and it’s happening to a Florida woman, according to her, a victim of rape who has yet to see anything close to justice and they are threatening to take everything she has.
The woman I’m speaking about is Deanna Williams and the following is a compilation of an exclusive interview with her, documents and statements.
She is currently a single mother with Multiple Sclerosis and pregnant. Yet, the Florida legal system has done everything except bring justice on her behalf. In fact, it appears that practically everyone around her who was supposed to help her has profited from the crime against her except Ms. Williams.
Williams’ nightmare began in 2009 when she was raped by a neighbor. She filed a police report within 24 hours but never received any justice from the system.
Not knowing what to do, Deanna did what many might and brought this to the attention of the local Sheriff’s office. The deputy who took her information and the report, nice man that he was, was just incapable of getting the information straight and she had to keep repeating herself, ultimately having to return several times.
During her visits to the Sheriff’s office she did not meet the Sheriff, however, preliminary FDLE Inspectors believe that at the time “Under Sheriff” of Lee County, Carmine Marceno probably saw her during at least one of her visits and decided to reach out to her on Facebook saying he wanted to get to the bottom of her case, which in and of itself is highly unusual and suspicious because police bosses don’t normally get directly involved with specific investigations.
By the way, this eventually opened up Ms. Williams to further problems as she caught the eye of the undersheriff there in Lee County, who eventually was named sheriff. That is for a follow-up article.
In an exclusive interview with The Washington Standard, Deanna Williams told us that she opened a civil case against the unnamed defendant. She hired an attorney, Michael Dolce, who is known in the state as an attorney who has attempted to speak out about sexual abuse, something he experienced in his youth.
However, Williams believes he attempted to use her case to voice his own pain and suffering when he was sexually molested to the point that he experienced what Williams said was a “meltdown” during court-ordered mediation and walked out on her. He wasn’t seen or heard from for weeks, according to Ms. Williams.
According to Williams, Dolce missed multiple deadlines and failed to represent her properly during her case.
Dolce was able to get a confession from the defendant during a videotaped deposition and bragged about getting it, according to Williams, which is something that is often very difficult to do, but possibly cost Williams millions of dollars.
Mr. Dolce also was allegedly unavailable for extended periods of time during the case, most notably before he reemerged. Once he came back into the picture, Williams said he demanded that Williams authorize him to settle the case, but she declined.
She then sought the counsel of an attorney that has branded herself “the most famous female attorney in the country,” and though you may guess who this is, due to possible legal issues in her settlement of a non-disclosure agreement, this is how we will refer to this attorney.
The female attorney’s Florida partner, Johnathan Heller, was assigned to the case and the agreement between the “most famous female attorney in the country,” Mr. Heller and Ms. Williams was that all the legal fees and liens incurred, including the ones she had obtained with Mr. Dolce, would be taken care of in what they were paid from a settlement, which they did obtain.
Williams’ settlement was to be received in several payments over a period of several years.
Here’s where it gets tricky.
Heller received funds for his services and so did the “most famous female attorney in the country.” However, Dolce wanted to sue Williams for fees he claims she owed him. Yet, this money was to be paid by Williams’ attorneys from their pay, according to Ms. Williams’ agreement.
So, what did Dolce do? He “sold his right to sue” Williams to another attorney, according to Ms. Williams, one that is seeking to make a profit for purchasing the “right.”
Mr. Dolce responded to Ms. Williams’claims saying that he never sold the rights to sue nor would he engage in such things. Dolce said that he didn’t make one dime off stepping out of the lawsuit and the new attorney being allowed to take his place.
Scott Mager of Mager Paruas, LLC bought the rights to sue Ms. Williams told The Washington Standard, and this was confirmed by another attorney. Have you ever heard of such a thing and can it possibly be legal or lawful? Believe it or not, it is. Mager was not harmed in any way by Williams. He is seeking a profit, not justice nor reimbursement for services. He is attempting to profit monetarily from a rape victim’s suffering.
Williams believes she is being pressured to turn around and sue the “most famous female attorney in the country” so that Mr. Mager can get an even bigger cut than what a judge seemed to have awarded him behind closed doors: $1.4 million.
How was Mager allowed to do this? Enter Judge J. B. Rosman, who granted Mager to be added as a plaintiff.
Those in Florida and other places may remember Judge Rosman as being in the news around this time last year. Why? It’s because he was arrested in a prostitution sting in Naples, Florida.
Naples police say Rosman allegedly made contact with an undercover officer via phone and arranged to meet at a hotel. He agreed to pay $300 for a sexual act but instead was placed under arrest. He began to resist but officers were able to gain control and handcuffed Rosman.
Here’s a copy of his letter to then-Governor Rick Scott, in which he refers to a resignation/retirement, but fails to acknowledge his arrest.
This is the same judge who seems to have been working with Mager and possibly others to take advantage of Ms. Williams.
Williams was then forced to hire another attorney, G. Ware Cornell to defend herself against Mager after it was clear there was a conflict of interest because Jonathan Heller, having received funds from her settlement and having agreed to pay her legal fees prior, would be defending not only Deanna but also himself.
Though Williams hired Cornell in June 2017, he entered his appearance of representation on her behalf in her inactive rape case rather than the case in which she was dealing with Mr. Mager, which was the wrong case.
This seems strangely suspicious on the part of Cornell as several attorneys say this is a pretty difficult thing to do. Indeed, it is even more suspicious considering what happened next.
A court appearance was to take place in September 2017, according to Williams, but since Cornell had entered his representation wrong, somehow, she became accountable for the attorney’s “negligence.”
As a result, one of the payments in the amount of $200,000 that Williams was to receive from her settlement was given to Cornell by the attorney of the defendant in the rape case. Williams claims that Cornell falsely claimed to the defendant’s attorney in the rape case that he was authorized to receive the payment in October 2017.
In a phone conversation, Mr. Cornell would not confirm to The Washington Standard that he had written authorization to act on Ms. Williams behalf to receive her payment. Though when he was asked directly if he had that in writing, he became belligerent and said he had “inherent rights” to do it and that The Washington Standard needed to look up the definition of the word.
This writer knows the definition, but the writer also obtained Ms. Williams’ retainer of Mr. Cornell’s services dated June 16, 2017, which are explicit in not authorizing him to receive her funds that were settled by another attorney and which he had no inherent right to receive or distribute. In fact, it states quite clearly that his fee of $450 per hour would require that Ms. Williams pay him $15,000 during November 2017, “after you receive a lump sum.”
Notice the words, “after you receive.” Not Mr. Cornell. This was not about the previous settlement in the rape case.
Additionally, any other expenses beyond the $15,000 would be “charged.” Nowhere in the retainer is there authorization for Cornell to receive any of the payments that were already determined to go directly to Ms. Williams from the settlement of the rape case.
Then, just prior to a final judgment in November 2017 against her, which she was not made aware, Cornell transferred $100,000 of that money to Mr. Mager, and Judge Rosman knew it.
According to Williams, there is supposed to be an evidentiary trail of negotiations regarding rulings like this, but there are none. Apparently, a lot of this took place in the judge’s chambers between himself, Mager and possibly other parties without Williams being represented at all.
Ms. Williams told The Washington Standard that after paying Dolce $50,000, Mager is seeking close to $1.4 million from a rape victim that Dolce was supposed to represent.
I ask you, how is this just? How is this not the most bizarre bit of corruption you have ever read about. They don’t even write good books or produce films with this level of incompetence, corruption, greed and a lack of sympathy for a woman who was traumatized and then like a pack of vultures, everyone wants what she is due and not only leave her with nothing, but take what she does have.
Williams has recently lost her home due to what has happened to her.
Other things are occurring as well recently that have added more stress in her life and may put her life in danger. I’ll fill you in on those details in the next article.
While some of this may be a bit confusing to readers, I am also including a video interview Williams gave on Monday evening with Ann Vandersteel. This may slow things down a bit and offer more details to the reader.
We need to petition Governor Ron DeSantis to step in on her behalf and uphold justice and put an end to the advantage taking of Ms. Williams. We also need to contact the Florida Bar.
Additionally, you can contact Attorney General Ashley Moody on behalf of Ms. Williams below:
Office of Attorney General
State of Florida
The Capitol PL-01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050
Finally, it may even help to contact the Florida Bar on Ms. Williams’ behalf to see if they will begin to investigate ethics violations, negligence and corruption that appears to have taken place with regards to Ms. Williams’ representation, legal agreements and rulings by judges in the cases.
The Florida Bar contact information:
The Florida Bar
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Education used to provide a basic framework to learn: reading, writing and arithmetic. However, now, public schools no longer teach children how to think and educate themselves, but rather teach them what to think. Education used to be seen as the means of helping men understand who they are, who God is and how they might glorify him with their lives in whatever they pursued. In America, for the most part, that is no longer the case. The further we have drifted from that, the further we go down the road to reprobate minds and depravity. The latest example of this is Florida middle schools now introducing LGBT propaganda films to students.
Under the guise of “social-emotional learning” (SEL), at least one school district in Florida ordered middle school teachers to show propaganda films promoting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) agenda to children. One of the clips promoting gender confusion, bizarrely, was produced by a major Canadian bank. Another film portrays a self-styled “bisexual” as some sort of hero to be applauded for his sexual proclivities. These were shown to captive children ages 10 through 13.
Several controversial videos were included in the series. Among them was “#SpeakUpforInclusion,” a 4-minute clip that perpetuates absurd stereotypes under the pretext of combating stereotypes. It includes a Muslim claiming people view her as a “terrorist,” an “indigenous person” who was supposedly thought of as potentially “being a drunk” or having substance abuse issues, an Indian who claimed people “might have expected me to know a lot about computers,” a young person complaining that people think young people are lazy, a black man saying “hey do you rap,” and more.
After a bunch of platitudes about “diversity” and not judging, a man dressed up as a woman appears on screen. “I had a shop floor supervisor who stood up for me and sent out a company-wide e-mail saying that Robyn has every legal right to use the women’s change rooms,” said “Robyn” in a deep, manly voice. “It’s funny because you do find allies in some of the strangest places.” The video, produced by the Royal Bank of Canada, then uses emotional music while urging everyone to “speak up for inclusion.” How men in the women’s bathrooms promotes inclusion was not specified.
Below is the #SpeakUpforInclusion video.
Then there’s this little darling of a video shown to pre-teen children, which promotes bisexuality and being quite open about it as courageous.
There’s absolutely nothing courageous about being openly a sodomite or being with members of the same sex sexually. It used to be something for which people were ashamed. On top of that, it used to be understood that it was a crime to engage in such behavior with very severe penalties.
Ah, but the age of enlightenment has come, hasn’t it? I’m reminded of the words of Jesus:
But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall. be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in. thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! -Matthew 6:23
Clearly, this is not enlightenment, and I continue to be amazed as parents, who claim they love their children subject them to this indoctrination day after day after day, to Muslim proselytization, to political correctness, and all in the name of being educated. However, American children are far more stupid than our forefathers.
I made this point some time back in a piece I wrote on taking control of your children’s education and experiencing freedom from the tyrannical beast of the state.
I have often encouraged readers here at The Washington Standard to abandon the public government education system, especially in light of the federal government’s push for Common Core Standards. It is merely a religious institution with the state established as god. “If you send your children to a state school, don’t be surprised when they become statists,” I always say.
Until the 1830s, Americans, for the most part, held to the traditions outlined in the Bible. Primarily, they understood that education was not the responsibility of anyone but the parents. Deuteronomy 6:4-7 teaches,
You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
You might say, well that was Old Testament (as though that matters). “However, the New Testament is explicit. In Ephesians 6:1-4 we read:
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth. And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.”
Dr. Joel McDurmon, in his book Restoring America One County at a Time, informs his readers that one of the “most widely accepted source(s) on the history of American education” was Lawrence Cremin. McDurmon points out that Cremin, though he was a liberal and progressive, and had “no particular fondness for America’s Christian history,” made note in his four-volume history the following facts:
The Bible was “the single most important cultural influence in the lives of Anglo-Americans.” It thus formed the core of American literary and moral education.
The household or family was “the principal unit of social organization,” and “that most important agency of popular education.” “The family undertook the training of children ‘in some honest calling, labor or employment.'”
In cases where the family was unable to advance education any further in a calling or trade, businesses or apprenticeships would provide a “direct example” and “immediate participation” in a trade through which a young person could learn a trade, find employment, and contribute to society.
Entrance into apprenticeship programs was free and easy. Unlike in Europe or Britain at the time, there was high demand for skilled laborers, an absence of guilds that monopolized and controlled labor, no informers, no legal obstacles, no Statute of Artificers, no fees, and no property restrictions.
Additionally, there were private night schools for working adults to improve their English and vocational skills.
Education was largely a private affair up until the middle of the nineteenth century. It didn’t involve government, but the family, just as God had ordained. Things seemed to work well.
In fact, they worked so well that McDurmon points out “roughly 48% of rural Britons could read at the time, compared to roughly 70% in rural America.” When it came to those in the city, Britain faired a bit better at 74%, but in American urban areas the literacy rate was nearly 100%.
The freedom of education meant a variety of things, including choices of schooling: homeschool, self-education, private education (including those set up by churches), along with apprenticeship and choices of curriculum.
Dr. McDurmon does take time to expound on how freedom in education was surrendered. Obviously, I don’t have the length of a book to make that argument. However, Robert L. Dabney, a southern Presbyterian pastor, clearly outlined the results that would come from the loss of freedom in education, which the North was pushing the South to adopt in the mid-1800s. Frankly, when I read his predictions in the short booklet On Secular Education, I was startled at how accurate he was.
This isn’t just going on in Florida and don’t tell me, “It isn’t going on in my school.” More than likely, it is either happening under your nose, has happened or is being prepared to be brought in. In either case, if you are tired of the state allowing this kind of perversion to propagandize your kids to be at war with their Creator and to bring about serious psychological and physical problems, I suggest you start pulling your kids from public indoctrination centers today and start teaching them at home, no matter what the cost is to you… for their sakes.
Do many of you really wonder how someone like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez actually won a seat in Congress? Well, actor, writer and political commentator Christopher Patrick Kohls believes he has the answer and claims that Ocasio-Cortez is not only a “puppet congresswoman,” who is “merely playing the part of a New York congresswoman,” but that the “people controlling her are very dangerous.”
Now, some of you might already understand what Kohls presents, and for others, you’re probably rolling your eyes and going, “conspiracy theory,” as though that is a response to the evidence Kohls presents in the video.
In the video, Kohls points out that a Marxist group called Justice Democrats were formed to respond to the election of Donald Trump as president.
What did the Justice Democrats do? They held “auditions” for possible candidates for Congress. Among those who “auditioned” was one Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Kohls plays a video clip from one of the group’s videos to demonstrate he’s not engaging in conspiracy theory, but showing the Justice Democrats are actual conspirators.
“Back in 2016, we put out a call for nominations,” said executive director, Alexandra Rojas. “We got over 10,000 nominations. Out of those 10,000 nominations, we found Alexandria.”
However, Alexandria didn’t take the initiative to nominate herself. Instead, she said it was her brother’s idea.
“My brother told me that he had sent my nomination in the summer, but I was, like, literally working out of a restaurant then,” she said. “And I was like, there’s no way.”
Kohls then comments about why they cast her in her role and why they were doing it.
“A casting call,” Kohls said. “They had a casting call. They cast Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the role of congresswoman. And they did this so they could promote their own agenda.”
Kohls also showed clips that seem to be pointing to the fact that Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t have the ability to think for herself, but rather is parroting what Justice Democrats are indoctrinating her with. In Kohls’ opinion, this is why she sputters into unintelligent gibberish when she “goes off script.”
Sounds like Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah, doesn’t it?
According to their website, Justice Democrats claim:
This is a movement about freedom and justice. And it’s a movement of, by, and for working people. If the Democrats refuse to embrace this platform, they’ll continue to lose, either to Republicans or to us.
Of course, the group lists all the ideas it seeks to advance:
GREEN NEW DEAL
SECURE A LIVING WAGE AND TIE IT TO INFLATION
ENACT A FEDERAL JOBS GUARANTEE
REBUILD OUR CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE
BLOCK BAD TRADE DEALS
END TAX DODGING AND LOOPHOLES
END UNNECESSARY WARS AND NATION BUILDING
MEDICARE FOR ALL
FREE PUBLIC COLLEGES AND TRADE SCHOOLS
DEFEND AND EXPAND SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, AND MEDICAID
ENSURE PAID VACATION TIME, SICK TIME, FAMILY LEAVE, CHILDCARE
FIGHT FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
PROTECT WOMEN’S RIGHTS
ENACT COMMON-SENSE GUN REGULATION
REFORM OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
IMPLEMENT COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM
STOP SELLING ARMS TO HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATORS
END THE FAILED WAR ON DRUGS
ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY
DEFEND NET NEUTRALITY
Obviously, a few items in here I can agree with such as blocking bad trade deals and battling homelessness and ending unnecessary wars and nation building, even though with those things we probably disagree on how that is accomplished.
However, a lot of what is promoted is Marxist at its core such as Medicare for all and free education and expanding more transfer of wealth by means of government programs.
Of those 12, Ocasio-Cortez was the only one who won her general election.
However, six other endorsed candidates won, and among them are two other freshman House members who have joined Ocasio-Cortez in challenging the power of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: Muslim Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
Last week, their power was demonstrated when a House Democratic Party resolution originally intended to reprimand Omar for anti-Semitic remarks was watered down. Before it went to a vote, Omar’s name was omitted and a long list of other forms of bigotry were added.
Meanwhile, two Justice Democrats tenets, “Medicare for all” and the Green New Deal have become litmus tests for Democratic presidential candidates.
Ocasio-Cortez and her former chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, one of the founders of Justice Democrats, are the targets of a Federal Elections Commission complaint by the National Legal and Policy Center alleging violations of campaign-finance laws.
The whole lot of them are criminals. The entire Obama administration, including the leadership in the FBI and several of the agents are criminal as well, and this comes out of a criminal’s mouth as she is singing like a bird. Former FBI attorney Lisa Page told House Judiciary Committee members that the Obama Justice Department told the FBI not to charge Hillary Clinton for her crimes, which they knew she admitted.
The release of transcripts by the committee of Page’s testimony last year point out this very thing.
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) tweeted out images of transcripts in which he questioned Page about the issue and also about the fact that Peter Strzok had absolutely no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
“The newly released transcripts of my interview with Lisa Page indicate that Peter Strzok had no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia prior to the launch of the FBI and special counsel investigations into the matter,” Ratcliffe tweeted on Tuesday.
He also provided the transcript portion of what he was referencing, which read:
Mr. Ratcliffe. Okay. so that same day in the consideration of this, he texts you and says: “You and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, I’d be there, no question. I hesitate, in part, because of my gut sense and concern there’s no big there there.”
Ms. Page. So I think this represents that even as far as May of 2017, we still couldn’t answer the question — sorry. Can I consult with counsel? I’m sorry, i need to consult with FBI counsel for a moment.
The newly released transcripts of my interview with Lisa Page indicate that Peter Strzok had no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia prior to the launch of the FBI and special counsel investigations into the matter. pic.twitter.com/Mt8SChdocI
An hour later, Ratcliffe tweeted a follow-up, “Lisa Page confirmed to me under oath that the FBI was ordered by the Obama DOJ not to consider charging Hillary Clinton for gross negligence in the handling of classified information.”
He then provided the transcript of the questioning of Ms. Page.
Mr. Ratcliffe. Okay. So let me if I can, I know I’m testing your memory, but when you say advice you got from the Department, you’re making it sound like it was the Department that told you: You’re not going to charge gross negligence because we’re the prosecutors and we’re telling you we’re not going to –.
Ms. Page. That is correct.
Lisa Page confirmed to me under oath that the FBI was ordered by the Obama DOJ not to consider charging Hillary Clinton for gross negligence in the handling of classified information. pic.twitter.com/KPQKINBtrB
If that is not criminal collusion to obstruct justice, nothing is.
Page had elaborated on the discussion regarding gross negligence.
“We did not blow over gross negligence. We, in fact and, in fact, the Director because on its face, it did seem like, well, maybe there’s a potential here for this to be the charge,” Page said. “And we had multiple conversations, multiple conversations with the Justice Department about charging gross negligence.”
“And the Justice Department’s assessment was that it was both constitutionally vague, so that they did not actually feel that they could permissibly bring that charge, and also that it had either never been done or had only been done once like 99 years ago,” she continued. “And so they did not feel that they could sustain a charge.”
OK, so, let’s just be honest about this. Hillary Clinton has been in “public service” for how many decades? It has been well testified to that both she and Bill were often frivolous in their handling of classified information. At the time, she is Secretary of State. This woman was not “negligent” with the handling of classified information. She knew the law, ignored the law and established her own illegal and unlawful email server, to the point that her maid had access to classified information, and at least one American lost his life over it.
Among the schools named were Georgetown, Stanford, Wake Forest University, UCLA and Yale. The students gained entrance to the schools as athletes regardless of athletic ability or by having their college entrance exam test scores inflated.
Most of the parents forked out between $250,000 and $400,000. However, some paid as much as $6.5 million!
“There can be no separate college admission system for the wealthy and there will not be a separate criminal justice system either,” said Massachusetts US Attorney Andrew Lelling at a press conference. “We’re not talking about donating a building so a school is more likely to take your son or daughter, we’re talking about deception or fraud, fake test scores … bribed college officials.”
“Some simply never showed up for the athletics, some showed up with an injury and I think some played briefly and then quit,” he said.
At least 33 parents have been charged and it is possible that there are more charges that may be forthcoming.
Authorities say the operation, dubbed Varsity Blues, uncovered 33 parents described by US Attorney Andrew Lelling as a “catalog of wealth and privilege” who collectively paid $25 million to a college admissions counselor named William Singer, who pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate in an investigation into what Lelling called the “widening corruption of elite college admissions.”
In exchange for the money, Singer allegedly bribed college officials, coaches and college entrance exam administrators, who then helped students secure admissions “not on their merits but through fraud,” Lelling said.
Singer pleaded guilty in Boston to racketeering conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
Officials say 13 people were arrested by the FBI in Los Angeles and that 38 of the 50 defendants charged are under arrest and in custody. Seven are working towards surrender, while one in Hawaii is actively being pursued. Huffman was arrested at her home, while Loughlin is in Canada and is not yet in custody. Authorities have been in contact with her, and she is reportedly aware there is a warrant for her arrest upon her return to the U.S.
In some cases, authorities say Singer arranged for a student to take the SAT individually with a proctor he had bribed in Texas or California. In other cases, Singer allegedly bribed coaches to establish fake credentials designating students as recruited athletes even when those students did not play the sport in question.
Four defendants from the University of Southern California alone face charges of conspiracy to commit racketeering: former women’s soccer coach Ali Khosroshahin; ex-assistant soccer coach Laura Janke; current men’s water polo coach Jovan Vavic; and senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel.
John Vandemoer, head sailing coach at Stanford University, is expected to plead guilty to his own charge of conspiracy to commit racketeering later Tuesday in federal court, prosecutors said.
Meredith allegedly ran the same scam that many of his fellow coaches-turned-co-defendants did, accepting bribes funneled through California-based college prep expert William Rick Singer in exchange for green-lighting kids for athletic scholarships they didn’t deserve.
The College Board, which administers the SAT, said it is cooperating with law enforcement and released the following statement:
“Today’s arrests resulting from an investigation conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts send a clear message that those who facilitate cheating on the SAT – regardless of their income or status – will be held accountable. The College Board has a comprehensive, robust approach to combat cheating, and we work closely with law enforcement as part of those efforts. We will always take all necessary steps to ensure a level playing field for the overwhelming majority of test takers who are honest and play by the rules.”
OK, so we know House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has not really supported impeachment like some of her Democrat colleagues have. So, this is not really anything new for people paying attention, but the fact that she claims that Democrats don’t have anything “compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan” to impeach President Donald Trump on is quite telling.
Pelosi knows there is nothing coming in the Mueller report that people will actually get behind to impeach President Trump, and rightfully so. She also knows it will be bad politically for Democrats, adding that it would be “divisive to the country.”
Isn’t like these people haven’t been trying to divide us anyway, along with their friends in the corporate media.
Despite her claims, don’t look for her to stop rabid committee chairmen Jerrold Nadler or Adam Schiff. They simply refuse to accept the fact that there is no evidence for the witch hunt that has gone on for over two years now.
CNN will be right along with them too, as they can’t accept the truth either. They have told so many lies that they can no longer distinguish truth from lies.
While there are plenty of emails I get in my inbox stating that people are happy to see someone finally calling out the Israeli lobbyists, and I don’t mind that, I have a greater concern about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) agenda, underlying ideology and criminal history in why she is engaging in what she is. She is clearly anti-American and basically states that she is not here to assimilate but rather we are to accommodate her and Somalis like her. Still, in a recent comment, Omar claimed the usurper, Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah, is somehow “human,” while President Donald Trump is not.
She quickly escaped into an elevator, just like Mad Maxine Waters (D-CA).
However, notice her snide attitude in responding, which should give anyone reason to question what this woman is up to. Fine, you like that she pointed out Israeli lobbyists. I actually like that too. This is America, not Israel, not a Muslim country, and Asian country, an African country nor a European country. I’d just as soon all lobbyists for all those countries not have meetings with our representatives. We see often what happens when those people begin to engage our representatives. We have diplomats for those sort of things.
It truly is an interesting time. While Marxist millennials like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are pushing for the ultimate in a Socialist Utopia, many millennials in California are seeking to abandon such a “utopia.”
In a report from contributor Bethany Blankley, published at the Washington Free Beacon, she reports on the fact that half of Californians plan to leave the state. Among those wanting to leave, a whopping 63% are millennials.
California leads the nation in outmigration, and has experienced a domestic outmigration decline since 1991, according to the California Department of Finance.
According to a recent survey, 53 percent of all Californians, 63 percent of millennials, and 76 percent of residents in the Bay Area say they are seriously considering leaving the state.
California has recorded net domestic out-migration since at least 1991, according to state data, meaning it has lost more people to other states than it has brought in from them – nearly every year.
In 2018, the Bay Area hit its highest level of outward migration in more than a decade, and still holds the top spot in the country for outmigration.
According to a new survey by Edelman Intelligence, 53 percent of Californians are considering moving out of state, citing its high cost of living. Millennials are more likely to leave the Golden State, as much as 63 percent said they wanted to leave.
But more than any other resident in California seeking to leave are the 76 percent of those surveyed living in the Bay Area.
Joint Venture Silicon Valley, which also studied the Bay Area’s outmigration patterns, found that workers are moving to Sacramento, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, and Portland for several reasons. But their primary reason was the high cost of housing.
Bay Area residents are not alone in their concerns about high cost of living and affordable housing. These two concerns were cited most by those surveyed by Edelman. Among those surveyed, 62 percent said homelessness is a very serious issue for California, with 62 percent saying the best days of living in California are behind them.
According to SFGATE research, Californians have left the state to move to Texas or Colorado. Nearly all interviewed cited the high cost of living as the primary reason why they left.
In December 2018, one of the most frequently searched questions on Google among Californians was, “Should I move out?”
Businesses have also left. Jamba Juice moved its headquarters from the Bay Area to Frisco, Texas. Chevron and the North Face also moved their headquarters out of state and downsized their offices. Companies relocating also explained why: relatively high taxes, burdensome regulations, and labor costs that could not keep pace with a high cost of living.
Despite this outgoing trend, Kathleen Pender at the San Francisco Chronicle, asked, “So if people are leaving the Bay Area in droves, why are home prices still soaring and why aren’t there more houses for sale?”
The answer lies in a combination of people leaving for less expensive housing and some moving to the state for higher-paying jobs, she suggests.
But another contributing factor is the number of people moving to California who are not U.S. citizens.
Net immigration from people coming from other countries still outnumbers the out-migration, according to Census data.
Studies show that immigration in the 1970s lowered the wages of high school dropouts by between 10 and 16 percent annually, and in the 1980s, immigration primarily affected employment, with between 128,000 and 195,000 natives in California either unemployed or withdrawn from the labor force because of immigration.
Once this happens, I wonder if the rest of the state will agree that California needs to secede from the union and not receive any more federal funds for their Marxist wasteland.
I’m guessing they won’t, but honestly, it seems like every state in the union needs to unify under one banner and that is to simply secede from the federal government so that it will implode in on itself and then begin rebuilding, only this time we should be explicitly upon the laws of the God of the Bible, the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.
A Grand Forks woman from Somalia was arrested for making terrorist threats against three people by using a knife to cut them up, but instead of owning her threats, which are derived from the Koran, she played the victim, claiming that she is innocent and committed no crime. Apparently, she doesn’t know that issuing a threat is a crime, and this woman has a criminal history in the US.
A Grand Forks woman has been charged with terrorizing with a dangerous weapon after she allegedly told someone she was going to slice their neck with a knife.
Court documents say back in November, 26-year-old Hawo Ahmed left her apartment building with a knife and threatened three other people in the parking lot.
The victims say Ahmed told them things like, “I’m going to cut you — I’m going to bust all your tires and your car windows — I’m going to slice your neck.”
One of the victims told police that Ahmed was known for climbing balconies at the apartment complex and breaking into a unit.
Later, Ahmed would give an interview lasting more than 20 minutes in an attempt to give her side of the story that led to her arrest.
“I feel like I’m a Muslim woman who’s being attacked because I am a Muslim woman living in Grand Forks,” Ahmed said.
“I turned myself in because I know I didn’t commit the crime. I’m innocent and I know I can prove it,” Ahmed said.
Yet, she provided no evidence to KVLY of her innocence. Isn’t that what an innocent person would be seeking to do knowing that in the public eye she considers herself to being “attacked”? One would think so.
“I don’t climb balconies. I am not a terrorist. And I’m not a threat to this country. I love this country,” Ahmed said.
While yes, Ahmed has not yet been tried, the fact is that this is often the case, isn’t it? Cry wolf and then play the victim. Sodomites, as well as Muslims have done this over and over and over, claiming they are hated and targeted, only to discover that they were the perpetrators of the crimes they accuse others of committing.
In an interview that ware published on Friday, she tore into the usurper, Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah, claiming that his “hope and change” campaign was nothing more than an illusion and that he was nothing more than a “pretty face” who got “away with murder.”
She cited things we have known for some time, like the caging of children at the southern border, as well as the “droning of countries around the world,” as we have pointed out also. Much of that droning came amid questions regarding congressional authorization and in some instances killing innocent US citizens who were not engaged in anything criminal.
“His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies,” she added. “They just were more polished than he was.”
“And that’s not what we should be looking for anymore,” Omar continued. “We don’t want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished. We want to recognize the actual policies that are behind the pretty face and the smile.”
As I pointed out, she then took to Twitter to claim that she was taken out of context.
“Exhibit A of how reporters distort words. I’m an Obama fan! I was saying how [President] Trump is different from Obama, and why we should focus on policy not politics,” she tweeted.
However, that tweet has now been deleted after literally hundreds, if not thousands of people simply quoted the interview in context after she cried “fake news.”
Tim Alberta, the Politico chief political correspondent who interviewed Omar tweeted, “Exhibit A of how politicians use the media as a straw man to avoid owning what they said.”
Of course, you won’t find her tweet at the above link. But the internet never forgets your lies, Ilhan. You, of all people, should know this by now.
This is always going to be a problem as long as the federal government continues to not follow the Constitution regarding constitutional money and print fiat money. Still, while the Federal Reserve continues to go against President Donald Trump, even though he nominated the Fed chairman, the state of Kansas has chosen to do what the Constitution demands and other states have done and that is to recognize gold and silver as actual money.
Kansas House Representative Michael Capps introduced legislationHB 2285 which would force the state of Kansas to recognize precious metals, such as gold and silver, as currency in the state.
The move is a constitutional one that if representatives understood the US Constitution should support wholeheartedly.
Article I Section 10
No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.
Yet, what are we paying with today? That’s right, paper “I owe yous.”
According to the 46-page legislation, which addresses the Kansas legal tender act, it is a, “reaffirmation of gold and silver coin as legal tender; exempting specie from Kansas sales taxation; income taxation subtraction modification for gains from the sale of specie; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 79-32,117 and 79-3606 and repealing the existing sections.”
If you recall, Trump tweeted back in December, “The only problem our economy has is the Fed. They don’t have a feel for the Market, they don’t understand necessary Trade Wars or Strong Dollars or even Democrat Shutdowns over Borders. The Fed is like a powerful golfer who can’t score because he has no touch – he can’t putt!”
The only problem our economy has is the Fed. They don’t have a feel for the Market, they don’t understand necessary Trade Wars or Strong Dollars or even Democrat Shutdowns over Borders. The Fed is like a powerful golfer who can’t score because he has no touch – he can’t putt!
In 2011, Utah became the first state in over 80 years to pass a law making gold and silver coin legal tender. The following year, the legislature followed up, approving a bill clarifying several tax measures and more importantly, expanding the definition of specie to include gold and silver coin approved by the state. With the law in place, United Precious Metals Association (UPMA) opened a “gold bank” that offers publicly available accounts denominated in gold and silver dollars in Utah. According to the UPMA, in the past year, it has grown 700 percent in assets under management and made up 2 percent of the market for U.S gold and silver coins. Account holders can make everyday transactions using their accounts through a debit card system.
With the passage of HB2285, Kansas would follow Utah’s lead and take a step toward treating gold and silver specie as money instead of a commodity. As Sound Money Defense League Policy Director Jp Cortez testified during a committee hearing on a similar bill in Wyoming last year, charging taxes on money itself is beyond the pale.
“In effect, states that collect taxes on purchases of precious metals are inherently saying gold and silver are not money at all.”
Imagine if you asked a grocery clerk to break a $5 bill and he charged you a 35 cent tax. Silly, right? After all, you were only exchanging one form of money for another. But that’s essentially what taxes on gold and silver bullion do. By removing the sales tax on the exchange of gold and silver, Kansas would treat specie as money instead of a commodity. This represents a small step toward reestablishing gold and silver as legal tender and breaking down the Fed’s monopoly on money.
“If you’re for less government, you want sound money. The people who want big government, they don’t want sound money. They want to deceive you and commit fraud. They want to print the money. They want a monopoly. They want to get you conditioned, as our schools have conditioned us, to the point where deficits don’t matter.”
Practically speaking, officially making gold and silver specie legal tender and eliminating taxes on the sale of gold and silver would crack open the door for people to begin using specie in regular business transactions. This would mark an important small step toward currency competition. If sound money gains a foothold in the marketplace against Federal Reserve notes, the people will be able to choose the time-tested stability of gold and silver over the central bank’s rapidly-depreciating paper currency.
“The Kansas Legal Tender Act would ensure a smoother transition from the Fed’s fiat currency by allowing a competing currency and legalizing gold and silver as money again,” wrote Paul in an email sent to Campaign for Liberty subscribers, “And precious metals can help protect you against the continued devaluation of Federal Reserve Notes.”
Additionlly, while precious metals have remained basically constant in valued, despite manipulation to keep their value down by the Fed through the devaluation of the dollar, Paul adds:
“In reality, gold and silver are simply excellent stores of wealth, maintaining purchasing power over time. Unlike the Fed’s currency that loses value over time simply because the Fed can create virtually as much of it as it wants to for free.”
“By recognizing precious metals as legal tender, Kansas legislators will help ensure you are able to survive the next inevitable recession caused by the Federal Reserve.”
Let’s encourage this not only in Kansas but also in every state of the union.
Evangelical leader Laurie Cardoza-Moore, who serves as special envoy to the United Nations for human rights and anti-Semitism on behalf of 44 million Christians, has started a petition that seeks to remove Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar from Congress, but she is also calling on the Justice Department (DOJ) to investigate her ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Cardoza-Moore is the president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations. I actually like that name because it’s very biblical! While I disagree with some of her claims about today’s Jewish people being Christians’ brethren due to their rejection of the Messiah, Jesus the Christ (1 John 2:18, 22; 4:3; 2 John 1:7; Romans 2:28-29) , I do believe we have faithful Jews of the past who passed down to us the Scriptures of the Old Testament (Romans 3:2).
However, this woman has called on the DOJ to investigate the ties Omar has to the Muslim Brotherhood, especially since she has been benefitting from the support of Muslim Brotherhood front group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
“We must investigate Congresswoman Omar’s ties to terrorist organizations. | Laurie Cardoza-Moore claims Ilhan Omar may have ties to Muslim Brotherhood http://snip.ly/e4ovk1” she tweeted out on March 7.
Pointing to 18 US Code § 2385, which states, “Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof-Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned,” Cardoza-Moore declares that Omar is worthy of investigation under this statute for her “possible connections to the radical Muslim Brotherhood.”
I couldn’t agree more.
Cardoza-Moore said that while Omar “has already established her credentials as a vehement anti-Semite,” she “is far worse than that.”
“Omar may be in violation of a federal statute for fundraising for two Muslim Brotherhood charities that seek to destroy America,” Cardoza-Moore added.
“We the people demand that the Justice Department conduct a full and thorough investigation into her possible connections with the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates. Omar’s anti-Semitic comments do not reflect the values of Americans,” she continued.
Cardoza-Moore added: “American patriots have signed our petition in the tens of thousands. We won’t stop our national campaign until Ilhan Omar is fully investigated and justice is served. How can a representative of the United States raise money for terrorist groups that seek our demise and equally serve on the House Foreign Relations Committee, or for that matter, as a member of Congress?”
Last Monday, the Supreme Court declined to hear appeals from the Holy Land Five: five former officials of what was once the largest Islamic charity in the United States, the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), who were convicted of funneling millions in charitable donations to the jihad terror group Hamas. That effectively ends the story of the Holy Land Foundation, but since many of its co-conspirators are still active, notably the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the case is worth revisiting.
In 2008, the U.S. government filed a memorandum in opposition to the request from two of the groups linked to the HLF, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), that the “unindicted co-conspirator” designation they received during the HLF trial be removed (it wasn’t). The memorandum is a useful and illuminating summary of what some of the most prominent Islamic groups in the U.S. have been involved with.
It noted that some of HLF’s top officials, including Shukri Abu Baker, its secretary and chief executive officer; Mohammed El-Mezain, its director of endowments; and Ghassan Elashi, its chairman of the board, were charged with “providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization,” as well as with “engaging in prohibited financial transactions with a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, money laundering, filing false tax returns, and several conspiracy charges, including: conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization…conspiracy to provide funds, goods and services to Specially Designated Global Terrorist … and conspiracy to commit money laundering[.]”
And the HLF officials “were not acting alone.” Rather, they were “operating in concert with a host of individuals and organizations dedicated to sustaining and furthering the Hamas movement. … The object of the conspiracy was to support Hamas. The support will be shown to have take several forms, including raising money, propaganda, proselytizing, recruiting, as well as many other types of actions intended to continue to promote and move forward Hamas’s agenda of the destruction of the State of Israel and establishment of an Islamic state in its place.”
ISNA and NAIT were among the groups listed as “members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.” During the trial, the government introduced evidence “expressly linking ISNA and NAIT to the HLF and its principals; the Islamic Association for Palestine and its principals; the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States and its Palestine Committee, headed by Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzook; and the greater Hamas-affiliated conspiracy described in the Government’s case-in-chief.” The Islamic Association for Palestine, since shut down as a Hamas front, is CAIR’s parent organization.
The evidence introduced at the trial “established that ISNA and NAIT were among those organizations created by the U.S.-Muslim Brotherhood.” They were listed as among those organizations dedicated to the Muslim Brotherhood’s stated goal, according to a captured internal document made public during the HLF trial, of “eliminating and destroying the Western Civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over other religions.”
The government memorandum explains that ISNA and NAIT “shared more with HLF than just a parent organization. They were intimately connected with the HLF and its assigned task of providing financial support to Hamas. Shortly after Hamas was founded in 1987, as an outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood, Govt. Exh. 21-61, the International Muslim Brotherhood ordered the Muslim Brotherhood chapters throughout the world to create Palestine Committees, whose job it was to support Hamas with ‘media, money and men.'” To accomplish this, the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. created the U.S. Palestine Committee, which CAIR later joined. “The mandate of these organizations, per the International Muslim Brotherhood, was to support Hamas, and the HLF’s particular role was to raise money to support Hamas’z organizations inside the Palestinian territories.”
The memorandum adds that “during the early years of the HLF’s operation, HLF raised money and supported Hamas through a bank account it held with ISNA at NAIT” and that “ISNA checks deposited into the ISNA/NAIT account for the HLF were often made payable to ‘the Palestinian Mujahadeen,’ the original name for the Hamas military wing.” That is, the money went to Islamic jihadists dedicated to murdering Israeli civilians.
Despite all this, the Holy Land Five have become the latest darlings of the America-hating left and their Islamic supremacist allies in the U.S. Al-Awda, the “Palestine Right to Return Coalition,” held a demonstration on October 25, four days before the Supreme Court ruling, in honor of these jihadists, and called them “victims to the ever-growing over-reach of counter-terrorism programs.”
And Cyrus McGoldrick of Hamas-CAIR’s New York chapter tweeted the same day: “Prayers for the Holy Land 5 today. Charity is not a crime.”
No, it isn’t. But supporting savage jihad terrorists who glory in the murders of innocent civilians is. Now that the Holy Land Foundation case is settled, the Justice Department should finish the job and shut down Hamas-CAIR, ISNA, and the rest. But we will probably have to wait for a new occupant in the White House for that.