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Feb 11 09:32

The case for Russia collusion … against the Democrats

Now that both the House and Senate investigative committees have cleared Donald Trump of Democrat-inspired allegations of Russian collusion, it is worth revisiting one anecdote that escaped significant attention during the hysteria but continues to have U.S. security implications.

As secretary of State, Hillary Clinton worked with Russian leaders, including Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then-President Dmitri Medvedev, to create U.S. technology partnerships with Moscow’s version of Silicon Valley, a sprawling high-tech campus known as Skolkovo.

Clinton’s handprint was everywhere on the 2009-2010 project, the tip of a diplomatic spear to reboot U.S.-Russian relations after years of hostility prompted by Vladimir Putin’s military action against the former Soviet republic and now U.S. ally Georgia.

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Then there is the Uranium One deal.

Feb 11 09:19

‘ENEMY CAN’T ASK US TO LEAVE, THEY MUST LEAVE’: IRAN CALLS FOR US TO WITHDRAW FROM THE REGION

Tehran has brushed off US calls to pull its forces out of Middle East countries, saying that it is the ‘enemy’ Washington who should go back home. It comes as Iran marks 40 years since the Islamic Revolution.
As the US’ own forces start to withdraw from Syria, Washington is increasingly worried that Tehran is getting too entrenched in the war-torn country. The US has repeatedly lambasted Iran for its presence in Syria, where Tehran maintains ‘military advisers.’

On Monday, the deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards fired back at Washington: “The enemy cannot ask us to leave the region. They must leave the region.”

“We will help any Muslim anywhere in the world,” Brigadier General Hossein Salami added.

It’s not the first time that Iran has rejected US demands to curb its ‘influence.’ Last week, a senior aide to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Ali Akbar Velayati, warned: “Whether they want to or not, the Americans must leave Syria.”

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Mr. President, a word please; last time I checked Russia and Iran had been invited by the government of Syria to assist it in getting rid of the western funded, trained, and supported jihadists: the US government was not invited to this particular party, in case the memo never reached you.

In fact, this US occupation of Syria falls under the heading of " a major crime against sovereign state."

And sir, this stated objective that the US has to stay in Syria to watch Iran?!? I don't know if any one has mentioned this to you, but even though you have pulled the US out of the P5+1, Iran, as declared through the IAEA's certifications, Iran is still keeping its part of the deal.

Has Iran started a war in the last two hundred years?!? The short answer is no, Mr. President; they have not. So why in the world is the US "watching them" from Syria?!?

Surely, there has to be another reason. Perhaps creating a false flag in Syria, blame it on the Iranians, and off we would be going, into an Israel-favored war?!? I would like to hope - and pray - that this is not the design objective of the US staying in Syria.

And Mr. President, there is another issue which the American people would like to have explained; why is it, sir, that Iran has signed the NNPT, but Israel has not, meaning, of course, that they are not entitled to any money or weaponry, according to the Mann Act and the Symington Amendment?!?

Isn't the US violating its own law, every time Israel gets more money, or weaponry from the US?!? Can you explain this to us, please?!?

And your excuse for staying in Syria being that we must "protect Israel" with our Syrian occupation?!? President Trump, can you enlighten us on the latest and greatest package passed by Congress for Israeli aid?!?

U.S., Israel Sign Historic 10-year, $38-billion Military Aid Deal

Sir, forgive me, but at this massive cost to the US government (while homeless Vets still sleep rough in our streets, and our infrastructure is crumbling around us), one might imagine that possibly, just possibly, with all that illegal cash, that Israel is receiving from the US, Israel would be fully capable of protecting itself.

So the answers you have provided ring utterly hollow, as the "reasons why" the US military is still in Syria. What you and Israel may have in mind for Syria and Iran, I shudder to contemplate.

Feb 11 08:54

Arizona wants to declare porn a public health crisis

A Republican state lawmaker in Arizona is disturbed about the proliferation of erotic images and videos online and their “toxic” effect on human behavior, has introduced a bill that would declare pornography a public health crisis.

Feb 11 07:56

Haley, Chelsea Clinton Fume at Rep. Ilhan Omar's Remarks on Israeli Lobby in US

One of the first two Muslim congresswomen in US history, Ilhan Omar, has faced accusations of anti-Semitism in the past. However, she has insisted that her criticism of the Israeli government and Israel's influence on US politics don't make her an anti-Semite.

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar has triggered torrents of outrage among politicians from both sides of the aisle after hinting that pro-Israel lobbyists sway US politicians to support the Jewish state.

On Sunday, journalist Glenn Greenwald retweeted a Haaretz article reporting that House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy had threatened to take "action" against Omar and another Muslim congresswoman, Rashida Tlaib, over their criticisms of Israel and perceived anti-Semitism.

Feb 11 07:55

'Lost' blood scandal files trigger fears of a cover-up: Nearly 50 documents are still missing after being 'checked out' by Whitehall officials

Up to 950 files relating to the contaminated blood scandal were removed by Whitehall officials, an investigation has found.

Although most have since been retrieved, at least 45 documents are still missing and unaccounted for.

The files were ‘checked out’ by civil servants from the Department of Health and, oddly, the Department for Education at intervals over the past three decades.

Although most of the files relating to the contaminated blood scandal have since been retrieved, at least 45 documents are still missing and unaccounted for

Campaigners believe they contain evidence that will incriminate officials over what they knew and when.

Feb 11 07:41

US No Longer In Top 20 Least Corrupt Countries In The World

The United States has dropped out of the top 20 list of “cleanest countries”, according to an annual survey that ranks countries based on corruption.

The US saw its ranking on the closely watched annual survey drop as a result of threats to its constitutional system of checks and balances. Overall, the US dropped to a score of 71, from 75 in 2017.

The ranking means that the US dropped out of the top 20 nations on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for the first time since 2011.

“A four point drop in the CPI score is a red flag and comes at a time when the US is experiencing threats to its system of checks and balance, as well as an erosion of ethical norms at the highest levels of power,” the organisation, which is based in Berlin, said in a statement.

Feb 11 07:39

Capitol Hill Cowards: Why Congress Is Trying to Undermine Trump’s Troop Withdrawal Plan

Afghanistan is America’s longest war, at seventeen years and counting. It has run longer than the Mexican-American War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, and Korean War combined. Yet Congress has conducted minimal oversight and done nothing as the executive branch’s aim devolved into pushing failure onto the next administration.

In Syria Washington chose to enter a civil war of minimal security concern to America. Syria was allied with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Washington’s previous forays in similarly imploding Middle Eastern nations—Lebanon and Libya—turned out badly. The executive branch concocted ever more outlandish duties for American military personnel: extirpate ISIS, exclude Iran, confront Russia, pacify Turkey, protect Kurds, and pressure Damascus. Yet Congress never voted on the continual usurpation of legislative power.

Feb 11 07:36

Netanyahu expands legal team as indictment announcement looms

With the attorney general gearing up to announce a possible indictment against him, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has beefed up his defense team, hiring prominent defense attorney Pini Rubin, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said Sunday.

Feb 11 07:35

AVIGDOR LIBERMAN: BENJAMIN NETANYAHU MAY TAKE A PLEA DEAL AND RESIGN

"It is reasonable to assume that if there is a decision to indict Netanyahu before the election, his chance to form a new government is close to zero,” Liberman said.

Feb 11 04:33

US Blockade on Venezuela Has Cost US$350 Billion

According to the study, these economic and financial attacks "are usually the prelude to military intervention."

The Economic Debates Unit of the Latin American Geopolitical Strategic Center (CELAG) released a report on "the economic consequences of the boycott against Venezuela," on Friday, in which it is proved that the "international financial blockade to Venezuela since 2013 is the main responsible for the economic crisis."

According to CELAG's report, the financial and economic blockade that was mainly promoted by the United States, and enforced by its allies, would have cost Venezuela around US$350 billion "in the production of goods and services between 2013 and 2017."

Blocking a country financially is paramount when trying to asphyxiate the national economy. The external attacks are able to undermine the economic and productive capacity of the country, and therefore, destroy the economy. According to the study, these economic and financial attacks "are usually the prelude to military intervention."

The U.S. government led by Donald Trump is arguing in favor of military intervention in Venezuela>>>

Feb 11 03:36

TEHRAN (FNA)- Trump Requesting Visit to Tehran through Mediators

Senior diplomatic sources in Tehran revealed that US President Donald Trump is seriously attempting to open a channel to hold direct talks with his Iranian counterpart and travel to the country.

The US is not so much serious in the current sanctions given the waivers granted to certain countries… and it is trying to make a communication bridge to Iran," Amir Moussavi, a former Iranian diplomat, told the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news channel on Friday.

"Based on information I have, a message was sent from Washington (via mediators) for direct talks with Mr. Rouhani. Even Mr. Trump has voiced readiness to visit Tehran," he added.

Moussavi said that Iran has rejected Trump's demand for a visit to Tehran>>>

Feb 11 03:01

Afghanistan’s Guantanamo

What happened to prisoners at Bagram, 'Afghanistan’s Guantanamo'?
Some were deported, others feel safer in Afghan jail than home and little is known about a US-accused Egyptian prisoner.

Before there was Guantanamo, there was Bagram, a US detention site near its giant airbase in Afghanistan, which came to be synonymous with torture and prisoner abuse.

But when the US relinquished control of the prison, now called Parwan Detention Facility, to Afghan security forces in December 2014, Washington renounced responsibility for the men once held there.

The handful of prisoners left behind became the Afghans' problem>>>
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I worry that nearly two decades after 9/11, the US military continues to compromise its obligations under the Geneva Conventions to treat detainees humanely for the sake of expediency - and perhaps because they think no one is paying attention to these forgotten men.

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Feb 10 13:01

World Health Organization Admits Medical Benefits of Cannabis — Moves to Change 1954 Policy

By Jason Erickson

It took them 60+ years, but the World Health Organization seems to finally be buckling under the weight of evidence that shows the range of benefits to global health offered by cannabis products...

Feb 10 11:48

Debt Trifecta At All-Time Highs – Billionaires Panic

The “trifecta” of national, corporate, and consumer debt has reached all-time highs, and could prove to be catastrophic if a recession hits. -- Let’s start by quickly bringing each part of this debt trifecta up to date as much as possible…

Feb 10 11:39

Shady “NewsGuard” organization aims to censor all independent media so that false narratives of establishment media can no longer be challenged

A shady organization of intelligence operatives, propagandists, and their pawns have come together to become the official judge and jury over the internet’s 7,500 most influential websites. This organization, called NewsGuard, will rate each and every news site and warn consumers about “untrustworthy” independent news sites. NewGuard propagandists analyze each site and stereotype its content by either writing an article to promote the site or writing a hit piece to demonize the site.

Feb 10 11:17

Scott Adams: Green New Deal (GND), Universal Basic Income (UBI), Trump Tweets

Green New Deal (GND) contains Universal Basic Income (UBI)
UBI is money for free…for everyone, even if “unwilling to work”
The payoff for working remains: more resources and a better life
It’s almost guaranteed that in my lifetime, UBI will happen
UBI is to allow minimal survivable life capability, a safety net
like…Social Security, food stamps, welfare
GND might not contain anything that’s practical or possible
But GND is directionally positive
The Congressional border budget plan won’t be supported…
…by the border control experts
Congress is NOT a functional body for this issue
Declaring a national emergency solution…supported by the experts
Congress isn’t able to provide a solution supported by experts
CNN isn’t as rabidly anti-Trump lately, what changed?
8,000 lies in two years supposedly, did any of them matter?
There’s no examples of damage from POTUS hyperbole

Feb 10 09:42

Ex-Bell, Calif., Mayor Oscar Hernandez too uneducated to know his actions were illegal, lawyer says

The unschooled and illiterate former mayor of the scandal-ridden suburban city of Bell had no training that would have alerted him that his huge salary was illegal, his lawyer told a jury in closing arguments Thursday.

Former Mayor Oscar Hernandez didn't have a college or high school degree and didn't even finish elementary school, defense attorney Stanley Friedmand said.

Hernandez is among six former Bell city officials on trial for allegedly misappropriating funds. He was earning just under $100,000 a year for the part-time job.

Friedman argued that financial advisers hired by the city could have informed Hernandez that salaries being paid to council members were illegal, but no one did that.

"They didn't say, 'Stop in the name of the law. These salaries are illegal,'" he said.

Feb 10 09:40

The DOJ Reopens Epstein’s Child-Trafficking Conviction-Clinton Foundation Worried

The DOJ has announced that they are reopening their investigation into the light sentencing of Jeffrey Epstein on Child-Sex-Trafficking convictions. This is potentially bad news for the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation. However, they might be a danger for the President as well.

Feb 10 09:40

A Republican Senator Dropped A Bombshell About When The Mueller Report Will Come Out

Mueller has since become the darling of the far-left, who have convinced themselves that he is on the verge of throwing President Trump behind bars.

However, while evidence exists that Mueller’s report may ultimately disappoint Democrats, there is even more confusion over the timing of when Mueller plans to release his findings.

All of that may change very soon though.

One Republican Senator just dropped a bombshell about when he expects Mueller to wrap up his work.

The Daily Mail reports, “Senator Chuck Grassley said Tuesday that he believes Special Counsel Robert Mueller is just weeks away from finishing the report he was hired to produce, 21 months after his Russia probe began.”

Grassley told reporters that he expects Mueller’s investigation to be presented within a month, though he added there’s a chance the Senate will not get to see the findings.

Feb 10 09:30

Ocasio-Cortez Bungled Green New Deal’s Release. Her Staff Took Its Webpage Offline

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez kicked off Thursday unveiling her highly-anticipated “Green New Deal” resolution to cheers from Democrats and environmentalists, but by the day’s end, her staff was forced to take a gaffe-riddled summary of the bill offline.

Ocasio-Cortez gave NPR the scoop. Her office provided NPR the Green New Deal resolution and its accompanying FAQ document that laid out its goals, namely to “[m]ove America to 100% clean and renewable energy” within 10 years.

What immediately became clear, however, was that the legislative language didn’t match with Ocasio-Cortez’s FAQ, especially when it came to nuclear power, welfare programs and “farting cows.”

“Frankly, it does a disservice to the debate,” Jeremy Harrell, policy director at ClearPath, a conservative group that promotes low-emissions energy, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Feb 10 09:15

Global Elitists Are Not Human

It is often said that “other-izing” people overall can be dangerous and other-izing your enemies specifically can be tactically detrimental. For one, it can lead to a false sense of superiority over those people as you assert some kind of imagined genetic advantage. It can also lead to dangerous generalizations of vast groups as you categorize and pigeonhole millions as being exactly the same when this is rationally impossible. However, other-izing is perhaps the only option when faced with a very particular type of person embracing a very particular brand of ideology; other-izing can become a matter of survival.

I am of course talking about globalists.

Feb 10 09:14

'You don’t get to authorize US military interventions' – US Rep. Khanna to Venezuela’s Guaido

After self-proclaimed leader of Venezuela Juan Guaido said he might 'authorize' a US military intervention, he was rebuffed by Congressman Ro Khanna, who told him he doesn’t get to make the call on "US military interventions."
“Mr. Guaido, you can proclaim yourself leader of Venezuela but you don’t get to authorize US military interventions,” Khanna tweeted on Saturday, adding that only the US Congress can greenlight sending troops overseas.

“We will not,” the Democrat from California added.

Feb 10 09:03

Cory Booker compares Green New Deal to going to the moon, defeating Nazis

Oh Spartacus- your mommy and daddy were IBM execs!

Tell me about your rough upbringing again, please?

Maybe you can sell that poop!

Feb 10 08:53

Armed with new power, Democrats push for stricter US gun laws

Democratic lawmakers are pushing stricter gun laws in statehouses across the country, emboldened by sweeping electoral victories in 2018 and confident that public opinion is on their side a year after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Last year`s wins handed Democrats control of the governorship and legislature in several more states, including New Mexico, New York, Colorado, Maine and Nevada, and lawmakers are using their new power to draft or pass gun laws.

Feb 10 08:46

Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Lands $10 Million For Movie Deal

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, an avowed socialist, is likely singing hooray for capitalism.

That is because Netflix has just purchased the rights to her story for a whopping $10 million, The New York Post.

Netflix shelled out an eye-popping $10 million for rights to a documentary about young upstarts running for Congress starring Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Feb 09 16:49

Hero Security Guard Shoots Man Who Began Firing Into Crowd After Argument

Could this have turned into a mass shooting? Absolutely. The one thing that stopped this teen from continuing was a good guy with a gun, no matter how anyone looks at this situation.

Feb 09 15:02

December 2018 NICS Background Checks make Second Highest on Record

With Nancy Pelosi the Speaker, and a Democrat House of Representatives in Congress, we can expect the introduction of numerous restrictive gun laws: I do not expect the highly restrictive infringements on Second Amendment rights to pass. I expect them to give the gun industry a bump.

Feb 09 13:09

Oregon Anti-Gunners Launch Attack; 20 Rounds a Month in One Bill!

Under provisions of SB 501, receipt of a firearm without a valid permit could land someone in jail for up to 364 days, and impose a fine of up to $6,250. Failure to secure a firearm with a cable or trigger lock, or in a locked box, could result in 30 days behind bars and a $1,250 fine. -- But the most alarming tenet of the bill is a restriction on the amount of ammunition someone can purchase in any 30-day period. SB 501 would limit someone to getting 20 rounds a month. Critics say this ammunition limit is nonsense, as it would effectively preclude practice for competitors, and would be a burden on hunters, especially those who hunt waterfowl or upland birds.

Feb 09 12:48

The Court-Packing Threat to the Second Amendment

You might think that with the confirmation of two pro-Second Amendment justices under President Donald Trump, that the Second Amendment is reasonably safe. Well, think again. Those who would seek to take our rights away are not going to just give up. In fact, they have a new plan to deal with a pro-Second Amendment majority on the Supreme Court.

Feb 09 12:17

Not Crazy at all! The real Democrat agenda unveiled: Murder the babies, demolish all buildings, ban guns, block the sun, kill free speech, ban all airplanes and declare a new UTOPIA

Yes, Ocasio-Cortez is clinically insane. But her ideas — which are almost all rooted in communism and fascism — are shockingly popular among the drooling left-wing idiots who now run the tech giants, the media and the U.S. House of Representatives. If these people are allowed to gain power over the country, they will plunge America into an era of unprecedented human suffering, starvation and destitution.

Feb 09 12:17

The State of the Union: These Are Dangerous Times, and the Government Is To Blame

These are dangerous times.

Mind you, when I say that these are dangerous times, it is not because of violent crime, which remains at an all-time low, or because of terrorism, which is statistically rare, or because our borders are being invaded by armies, which data reports from the Department of Homeland Security refute.

No, the real danger that we face comes from none other than the U.S. government and the powers it has granted to its standing army to steal, cheat, harass, detain, brutalize, terrorize, torture and kill.

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Feb 09 11:57

Pussy John Bolton and His Codpiece Mustache: Examining the Freak Show

American government has become a collection of sordid and dangerous clowns. It was not always thus. Until Bush II, those governing were never lunatics. Eisenhower, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Obama, Clinton had their defects, were sometimes corrupt, and could be disagreed with on many grounds. They weren’t crazy. Today’s administration would seem unwholesome in a New York bus station at three in the morning. They are not normal American politicians.

In particular they seem to be pushing for war with Iran, China, Russia, and Venezuela. And–this is important–their behavior is not a matter of liberals catfighting with conservatives. All former presidents carefully avoided war with the Soviet Union, which carefully avoided war with America.

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