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Feb 15 14:13

The Deeper Reason for Drug Ads On Television

As an industry ponying up billions of dollars for TV ads, Big Pharma can limit exposure and negative publicity.

Feb 15 10:34

PICTURED - Two Nigerian actor brothers detained over Jussie Smollett attack, as it’s revealed they are FRIENDS with the Empire star amid claims the assault was staged to save his career

The two Nigerian brothers being questioned over the Jussie Smollett attack are actors Abimbola 'Abel' and Olabinjo 'Ola' Osundairo, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.

The pair were picked up by police at Chicago O'Hare Airport on Wednesday as they arrived back in America after visiting family in Nigeria to be questioned over the January 29 attack involving the star.

Family say they went to Africa on January 29, hours after the Smollett attack. Ola appeared on Empire in 2015 and both brothers have had minor roles on Chicago PD.

Smollett follows their joint Instagram account and, according to their lawyer, sometimes goes to the gym with them.

DailyMail.com has identified photographs of one of the brothers inside the gym in Smollett's apartment building in June. The gym is private to residents of the luxury condominium building.

On Thursday night, the star was accused by anonymous police sources cited by local networks of staging the attack.

Feb 15 10:31

The deeper reason for drug ads on television by Jon Rappoport

Have you ever heard of these drugs? Otezla, Xeljanz, Namzaric, Keytruda, Breo, Cosentyz? Not likely. If you have, do you know what conditions they treat? Highly unlikely. But there they are, splashed in commercials.

Why? Who is going to remember to ask their doctor whether these and other obscure meds are right for them?

What’s going on here?

The answer is: IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT DRUGS ARE BEING ADVERTISED.

If Pharma can pay enough TOTAL money for ads, for ALL drugs, and dominate the allotted TV time for commercials, it can control the news—and that is exactly what it wants to do.

Feb 15 10:11

YouTube Will Determine What ‘Conspiracy’ Is and Stop Recommending Such Videos

While the evolution of Google’s YouTube from a free expression platform into something entirely different has been underway for a while, it just took another step in a very short-sighted and restrictive direction. NBC News reports:

YouTube has announced that it will no longer recommend videos that “come close to” violating its community guidelines, such as conspiracy or medically inaccurate videos…Chaslot said that YouTube’s fix to its recommendations AI will have to include getting people to videos with truthful information and overhauling the current system it uses to recommend videos.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This will only help Steemit.

Feb 15 09:21

Yellow Vest Head Allegedly FILMED Saying 'Paramilitaries' Ready to Topple Gov't

The so-called “yellow vests” protests have been raging across France since mid-November, with the movement calling for the resignation of French President Emmanuel Macron over his government’s policies.

The official Twitter account of an Italian political show, “Piazzapulita", released a video of an interview with a man they claim is Christophe Chalençon, one of the leaders of the yellow vests movement.

READ MORE: Yellow Vests Protester Gets Hand Blown off by Grenade in Paris (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

While the footage, apparently filmed on a hidden camera, shows only the legs of a man, he can be heard speaking about the ongoing unrest in France.

The man, who is alleged to be Chalençon, is heard saying that if anything happens to him, French President Emmanuel Macron would end up on the guillotine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think this is a hoax to demonize the yellow vests.

Feb 15 09:17

His Name Is Gregory Price: White Man "Randomly" Murdered by Black Fugitive in Midst of 100-Mile Police Chase

The corporate media has spent the past month dedicating story after story on the Covington Catholic boys and now the exposed hate hoax of Jussie Smollet of Empire fame. There were no white hillbillies yelling “This is MAGA country” participating in an attack on Smollet in subzero temperatures in Chicago at 2 a.m., though the corporate media was happy to report the obvious hoax as fact.

Why? To proliferate the anti-white mindset.

Feb 15 08:52

Facebook allowed fake news ads ahead of Nigeria vote

Facebook's automated ad approval system can be tricked fairly easily, making it possible to buy ads to spread misinformation and fake news in advance of the Nigeria elections, an Al Jazeera investigation has found.

Last month, Facebook said it would temporarily disallow political ads targeting Nigeria from being purchased outside the country in an attempt to prevent foreign influence in the February 16 elections.

The ads Al Jazeera was able to get Facebook to approve included a false claim that armed group Boko Haram would take part in the elections.

Other claims included US President Donald Trump voicing his support for opposition leader Atiku Abubakar, the deadline for collection of personal voter cards in Nigeria being extended by a week, and thousands of Nigerian refugees getting a voting extension after the February 16 election date.

Feb 15 08:37

THE ORIGINAL 9/11 IN 1898

On this day in 1898, the USS Maine blew up in Havana harbor.

No one reading this is old enough to remember the “Remember the Maine” campaign.

It started with a spectacular explosion in Havana harbor and the sinking of the USS Maine.

It was blamed on “bad guys” who the US conveniently already had detailed plans of attacking.

The real story only came out 90 years later and it probably wasn’t in your school history book.

The parallels with 9/11 are chilling.

Feb 15 08:27

Another day, more destruction, in occupied Palestine

These are the types of headlines you see every day. Most Americans have no idea this is happening… If any of these things had happened to Israelis, U.S. news media would report on them…

Feb 15 08:20

BBC Producer Says Syria Douma Chemical Attack Footage “Was Staged”

Well-known BBC Syria producer Riam Dalati shocked his nearly 20,000 twitter followers by stating that after a “six-month investigation” he has concluded, “I can prove without a doubt that the Douma Hospital scene was staged.”

Feb 15 08:19

FLASHBACK - Australian Online ISIS Jihadist Turns Out to Be Florida Jew

The FBI reportedly apprehended a Jewish man in Florida who was allegedly acting as a jihadist, attempting to distribute instructions and information about carrying out attacks in the U.S. and Australia.

According to a report by AFP, Australian Federal Police initially took notice of the man on the internet, but when their investigations determined that the person responsible for the threats was most likely in the U.S., the case was taken over by the FBI.

The man, a 20-year-old from Jacksonville identified by Fairfax media as Joshua Ryne Goldberg, had been posting pictures online of a bomb he had been building under the alias "Australi Witness."

Feb 14 18:31

Uh, Come and Take It? Pelosi warns GOP: Next president could declare national emergency on guns

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday issued a warning to Republicans poised to support President Trump‘s decision to declare a national emergency at the southern border: the next Democratic president, she said, could do the same on guns.

Feb 14 17:47

“No Free Lunch” – Panera Shutters Last Socialist ‘Pay-What-You-Want’ Restaurant

“Despite our commitment to this mission, it’s become clear that continued operation of the Boston Panera Cares is no longer viable,” JAB Holdings wrote in an emailed statement to Bloomberg, proving once again that no matter how utopian the socialist vision is, the supposed harmony between the common people (takers) and power-elites (givers/planners) collapses into hostility as human emotions confirm, once again, there is no such thing as a free lunch (because at some point, you run out of other people’s money).

Feb 14 17:27

HATE HOAX: Jussie Smollett 'Staged' Attack With Help Of Extras From 'Empire,' Homes Raided

Two extras of Nigerian descent from the show Empire with Jussie Smollett had their homes raided by Chicago police Wednesday night for allegedly helping Smollett stage a fake hate crime against himself, according to a new report.

Both men reportedly left for Nigeria on the day of the attack, according to Charlie De Mar of CBS Chicago.

Feb 14 16:53

Tolerating Republican Betrayals on Guns Only Encourages More Turncoats

What BAWN and Principle-Devoid Republicans for Tyranny fail to recognize is that in spite of their wretched subversions, there’s one inconvenient truth they’ll ultimately need to deal with: WE WILL NOT DISARM.

Feb 14 16:42

Demand For Gun Permits Surging in Chicago

The demand for gun permits is surging in Chicago, with thousands more Cook County residents applying for permits this past year.

Feb 14 15:53

1 Year Anniversary of Parkland Massacre & Gun Banners Continue to Spread Their Lies

At its core, Gun Control is a morally, ethically and intellectually bankrupt argument. How do we know this? Just listen to the words of those that support it. There’s no reason to intentionally lie to people unless you have an ulterior motive and something to hide. And Gun Control supporters lie as a matter of standard operating procedure.

Feb 14 15:14

Very Bad Things Can Happen in 2020 If We Allow It

Our right to bear arms is going to be one of the top three campaign issues as 2020 ramps up, Bloomberg will spend over $1 billion of his own personal fortune, and the anti-gun establishment (funded by Bloomberg) will vastly outspend all of us. I can only hope that all of us understand what is getting ready to happen over the coming months and take the necessary action to defeat them. It includes mobilizing everyone you know, volunteering for campaign events, knocking on doors, making phone calls, talking on radio programs, suing the anti-gunner supported legislation in courts of law, and ultimately getting at least one more of us to the polls on election day in November 2020 than they do.

Feb 14 15:00

Reduced to skin and bones by civil war: Twelve-year-old girl weighs just 22 pounds - the same as a typical toddler - as Yemen fighting drives people to the brink of famine

These heartwrenching images of a 12-year-old starving girl, so weak she has to be carried by her sister, shows just one of millions of victims of Yemen's civil war.

Fatima Qoba weighs just 22lbs - no more than an average toddler - and years of starvation has left her with paper-thin skin stretched over her bones.

She is receiving treatment at a malnutrition clinic in Hajjah, northwest Yemen, after her desperate sibling brought her there, fearing she would die.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WARNING: VERY GRUESOME GRAPHICS HERE: One has to wonder; is this the "good behaviour" of the US military in the Middle East with which Vice-President tried to pummel his captive audience in Warsaw to try to turn them turn against Iran?!?

Please remember; this is not a civil war; it is a Saudi Arabian war against Yemenite insurgents, aided and abetted by the US military. Famine; death, and disease are what the people of Yemen are left with, after three years int his conflict.

Children die regularly from being shot at by Saudi Arabian fighters in schools, hospitals, and public markets; the US is actively working with the Saudis blockading the Yemeni ports, insuring that no food can get in, so kids like this child starve to death, if they do not get treated. Children are also dying of cholera, because, thanks to the US/Saudi destruction of clean water resources, (and the fact that this cholera may well have been weaponised), any water they get is not clean.

When you look at this child, don't think of her as "collateral damage"; she is a human being, and witness to US enabled Saudi war crimes Yemen.

Talk to your Congressional Representative, and send the image to them; ask them when this madness will stop. Because, Constitutionally, it is only Congress which can approve war.

But with Yemen they didn't

Feb 14 14:49

Assault Speech and Hate Weapons- Media Spin that would make Orwell proud

It is dangerous to let other people do our thinking for us. We seem certain we can define “hate speech”. We’re convinced that “assault weapons” are bad. Both terms have been manipulated by politicians and the media to mean anything they want them to mean. We were sold such a twisted-logic of lies that it would be funny.. if it were not so dangerous. -- Elites with armed bodyguards tell us to give up our tools of self-defense. We’re called toxic-hateful-deplorable-clingers if we object. “Assault weapon” is a debating term and so is “hate speech”. An assault weapon is any firearm a politician wants to confiscate today. “Hate speech” are any statements that criticize the politician’s latest voting block. The elites lie to us. Look at their record of hypocrisy to see the truth of that statement.

Feb 14 13:50

Yale University newspaper urges students to surreptitiously spy on WHITE classmates to gather evidence that can ruin their future careers

A “queer, black woman” who attends Yale University‘s Jonathan Edwards College and writes as a “Staff Columnist” for the school’s Yale Daily News paper – and who’s an openly anti-white racist – recently penned an op-ed calling on all Yale students to spy on their straight, white male classmates in order to collect any “evidence” that might destroy their careers later on in life.

Feb 14 12:35

Scott Adams: Omar Versus Trump, Manafort, Spartacus

Manafort lied, CNN headline calls that a bombshell?
Amy Klobuchar calls the AOC New Green Deal “aspirational”
Cory Booker beginning to understand phrase, “The Party of Women”
Cory says he will “look to women first” for a VP
Men need not apply unless all women are unqualified
Kamala Harris tax rate statement not getting fact-checked by CNN
Jake Tapper’s unfair, mean-spirited coverage of President Trump
Jake and CNN believe the President is anti-Semitic…
…and Israel hasn’t noticed? How can they believe that?
TDS requires two pillars of belief that are obvious hoaxes
1. Charlottesville hoax
2. Russia collusion hoax (involving President Trump)
Human ego maintenance requires TDS victims cling to the 2 pillars
Accepting the 2 pillars as hoaxes…
…would be too large of a blow to their ego
The human brain protects ego at any cost to maintain self-image

Feb 14 12:28

All your Google searches will now be used against you by the state to block your right to buy a gun

Be careful what you search for online. Big Tech, in lockstep with Big Brother, is reportedly plotting to use your internet browsing history against you in order to deprive you of your Second Amendment rights. -- At the close of 2018, the state of New York – which recently legalized infanticide (baby murder), to thunderous applause – put forth a new gun control bill that, if passed, would require anyone who wants to purchase a gun to first hand over three years’ worth of social media history, as well as one year’s worth of internet search history.

Feb 14 12:11

MORE SJW BULLSH*T : Lunatic Leftists attack celebrity chef for wanting to open an “Authentic Asian Restaurant” … because he’s not ASIAN

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, a man with white skin, is the latest casualty of the social justice warrior (SJW) mob, following his recent announcement about plans to open an “Authentic Asian Restaurant” in England – which is apparently a big no-no, since he’s not personally Asian.

Feb 14 11:59

BBC Producer Says Footage of Alleged Gas Attack Victims in Syria's Douma Staged

Riam Dalati, a BBC Syria producer, has said that the footage of people being treated after an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Syrian city of Douma was staged.

Dalati wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that the issue had been investigated for six months.

The journalist pointed out that no fatalities had occurred at the hospital, adding that the attack in Douma had happened but sarin had not been used there. However, Dalati noted that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) would look into whether chlorine was used at the scene.

Feb 14 11:56

Have Beer, Lose Guns – Are Anti-Gun-Rights Warriors Drunk With Power?

They have come a long way, boiling the frog slowly under the radar, but you and I know it. Permits for carrying firearms discreetly already come with a ban on possession in places serving alcohol. That’s almost anywhere decent you might want to eat. There’s no inherent danger in owning sidearms in a restaurant, especially if you don’t consume alcohol (the typical requirement), but the gun ban tied to the eating ban is now virtually complete across the nation. Several narrow exceptions exist.

Feb 14 11:37

PENCE SAYS EU MUST WITHDRAW FROM IRAN DEAL & STOP TRYING TO ‘BREAK UP’ SANCTIONS ON ‘VILE REGIME’

US Vice-President Mike Pence has demanded that Europe withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and lashed out at the EU’s efforts to evade Washington’s sanctions on Tehran.

Speaking at a security conference in Warsaw, Pence chastised Europe for leading an “effort to create mechanisms to break up our sanctions” against Iran, and complained that European countries had not been “cooperative” since the Trump administration withdrew from the Iran deal last year.

“The time has come for our European partners to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal” and join with the US to give the Iranian people and the world “peace, security and freedom,” he said.

Pence said the EU’s newly created Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), conceived as a way to continue facilitating trade between the EU and Iran, was an “ill-advised step” which would only “strengthen Iran, weaken the EU, and create still more distance between Europe and the United States.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, Vice-President Pence is absolutely tone-deaf to how he is coming across to European heads of state, with such unhinged, and uncharacteristically hubristic threats against US European allies.

The countries in Europe want to make money, and need Iran's oil to do so.

So, what are he and President Trump going to do, if they don't get their way?!? Bomb Europe?!? Bomb Iran?!?

This meeting in Poland, was doomed to be an epic fail even before it began; Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, was absolutely correct in his prediction of this happening precisely the way he said it would.

And President Trump, it is very unfortunate ... that your only understanding of both Iran's history, and future trajectory, comes exclusively from the Butcher of Gaza, Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu.

And I have a video you should absolutely see, before you decide on how hard you are going to militarily shatter this country, because your economic sanctions are going utterly nowhere, as evidenced by the Polish meeting in Warsaw: Don't Tell Mother I'm In Iran

This little trip, done by a very charming Jewish videographer, was to see just how the Jewish community was faring in Iran, and the good news is that the resounding answer was, "Quite Well!" He was shown a beautiful synagogue, and the Majlis Building (their Parliament), where minority religions are guaranteed a seat at the national table, which includes Christians, Jews, and the Bahai.

Mr. President, Netanyahu could fly to Tehran, and make peace within a day's worth of work; but he absolutely will not, as his "vision" of Iran is just as flawed as is humanly possible. It's about controlling the oil and regime change here, to create something more to Israel's and the US's liking.

But Mr. President, there is a reality that you and Netanyahu are going to have to face; this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution. People are living better than they ever did under the Shah, and feel they have a future, both as individuals, and as a nation.

You were utterly mistaken that Europe would just collectively" drop dead", in its dealings with Iran, and this "conference" was proof positive that they wouldn't.

I think it is high time for you and Prime Minister Netanyahu to collectively dust off that word neither of you like to hear or use frequently, and that word is...(drum roll, please....) NEGOTIATIONS. Because if the threats and sanctions are not working, because they are totally unrealistic for our European allies, what else do you have to fall back on; an invasion, which will almost surely bring Russia to Iran's defense?!?

Feb 14 11:23

Gemma O'Doherty & The Yellow Vests protest Google's censorship of criticism of globalism in Dublin

Feb 14 11:18

Danish 'Courage Award' to Anti-Israel Movement Raises Eyebrows

Three members of the BDS movement, which is attempting to undermine the state of Israel financially and opposes its politics, have been decorated with the Copenhagen Courage Award for "having worked tirelessly to reveal the apartheid-like nature of the Israeli regime and its systematic violation of international law".

Copenhagen Mayor for Technology and Environment Ninna Hedeager Olsen has triggered mixed reactions by proudly awarding a prize for courage to three activists from the anti-Israel movement BDS at Copenhagen City Hall, the Danish newspaper Berlingske reported.

BDS (which stands for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) is billed as a "Palestinian-led global movement for freedom, justice, and equality". Much of its work is to encourage boycott of Israeli goods and companies. The movement is also working against Israeli settlements it deems illegal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the slanted way this is written.

Feb 14 11:15

Integrity Initiative: New leaks show UK-funded project sought £5.5m for Balkans influence campaign

Hackers have released a sixth batch of Integrity Initiative leaks, this time focusing on how the project sought £5.5 million in funding from the British government to establish an influence campaign in the Western Balkans.

According to the leaks, Chris Donnelly, who heads the Institute for Statecraft (IfS) — the Integrity Initiative’s parent organization — used his NATO contacts and extensive background in military intelligence to try to secure the money for the program.

Feb 14 10:56

  US COMPANY THAT SMUGGLED WEAPONS INTO VENEZUELA LINKED TO CIA RENDITIONS

Two executives at the company that chartered the U.S. plane that was caught smuggling weapons into Venezuela last week have been tied to an air cargo company that aided the CIA in the rendition of alleged terrorists to “black site” centers for interrogation. The troubling revelation comes as Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has rejected a U.S. “humanitarian aid” convoy over concerns that it could contain weapons meant to arm the country’s U.S.-backed opposition.

Last Tuesday, Venezuelan authorities announced that 19 rifles, 118 ammo magazines, 90 radios and six iPhones had been smuggled into the country via a U.S. plane that had originated in Miami. The authorities blamed the United States government for the illicit cargo, accusing it of seeking to arm U.S.-funded opposition groups in the country in order to topple the current Maduro-led government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

CIA "front operations" go back a long time.

Many years ago, my late Dad worked for a CIA-Front airline, titled (and I am not kidding on this) Slick Airways, which was first stationed in the Hollywood/Burbank Airport, but moved to San Francisco Airport when I was about 13. I remember that dad never mentioned who owned the airline, originally founded by Earl Slick, or what kind of work they did, but told me that it was primarily used for "cargo transport", just like this one mentioned in the article above.

Feb 14 10:23

MAJOR BEX ALERT - Measles are making a comeback & it’s probably Russia’s fault, says bombshell report

Russian trolls accused of meddling in the 2016 US presidential election may have contributed to a measles outbreak in Europe, according to an extremely logical, level-headed report from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

The State Department-funded conduit for unvarnished truth has concluded, after some diligent sleuthing, that rumblings on the internet about the alleged dangers of vaccines – and resulting health crises – are at least partly due to a coordinated disinformation campaign carried out by the Kremlin.

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Feb 14 09:31

Mike Pence claims Iran's mullahs are plotting a 'new Holocaust' that would 'erase Israel from the map' as he urges European Union nations to withdraw from Obama-era nuclear deal

Vice President Mike Pence told a conference of European and Middle East leaders on Thursday that Iran is plotting to eliminate Israel from the face of the earth, and seeks to unleash a 'new Holocaust.'

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu watching, Pence said in Poland that Tehran poses 'the greatest threat to peace and security' in the region.

Hours earlier, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters that 'confronting Iran' is a necessary step for any nation that wants to 'achieve peace and stability in the Middle East.'

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Feb 14 09:25

BREAKING! Russia Was RIGHT! Western Fake News Finally Admits Gas Attack in Douma Was STAGED!

Feb 13 16:02

Universal background checks are back

While everyone was chatting about the 2018-2019 United States government shutdown, House Democrats introduced a universal background check bill H.R. 8 on January 8, 2019.

Feb 13 15:41

We are now living in a “Dark Age” of internet censorship due to dishonest tech giants

What was once a free and open web of information, much of the internet has since been deconstructed into a Leftist “utopia” of rampant censorship and mind control, warns Dennis Prager of PragerU – so much so, in fact, that we’ve now entered a “dark age” of near-total Leftist propaganda online, he says.

Feb 13 15:29

East German-Style Gun Confiscation Orders (“Red-Flag Laws”) Coming to Wisconsin

The idea behind these dangerous new gun laws is that someone reports you, or “red flags” you to the government. A secret court (that you are not allowed to attend or have legal representation at) decides if you’re a “threat” and issues a gun confiscation order. -- Just like that your gun rights are gone … no due process, no presumption of innocence, no legal defense.

Feb 13 15:23

At Home and at Work, More Self-Defense Gun Stories

Here is the news you won't get from the mainstream media. Again this week, responsible gun owners defend themselves and the people they love.

Feb 13 13:15

DOJ’s Rosenstein Doles Out $24 Million in Hush Money for Las Vegas Massacre Cops & ‘Victims’ after FED Cover-Up

Rod Rosenstein has been doling out over $24 million in taxpayer funds to state bureaucrats in Nevada and California under the guise of ‘helping’ the victims of the Mandalay Bay massacre shooting.

Today he announced a new award of over $8 million to assist victims in California but the funds, like a previous $16 million Nevada, do not go directly to the victims. It goes to law enforcement and state boards who can give it to victims — or anyone else — they see fit.

Sounds legit.

This is the old bait and switch and the real victims end up on the short end again, after being gunned down. Even worse news for families who lost loved ones.

With the way the FBI led the cover-up of the investigation into the Las Vegas shooting, this also reeks of hush money payouts to co-conspirators. A reward to feckless and corrupt law enforcement agencies like The Metro Police in Las Vegas.

Feb 13 13:13

Poll: Media’s All-Out Assault on Trump Only Hurts Trust in Journalists

Polling proves that public trust in the establishment media has collapsed in every imaginable way during Trump’s presidency.
There is no doubt anymore that corporate media’s ongoing assault against President Trump has backfired in a way that journalists will never recover from.

An IBD/TIPP poll asked about “the public’s perception of the mainstream news media” and found that “fully half the country says its trust in the media decreased over the past two years,” while only eight percent say they have more trust in the media.

Feb 13 12:00

Scott Adams: The Mueller Non-Report, Wall Funding, Russian Oligarchs, GND Vote

Wall committee result ignores the recommendations of the experts
President Trump has authority to accept the wall budget…
…and THEN declare a national emergency for the balance
He also has authority to get money from other budgets
El Chapo is guilty, his 14B could possibly be grabbed for the wall
We’ve “made a list” of Russian Oligarchs
What’s it mean if you’re on that list? Nothing, it’s just a list
BUT, it’s great psychology…we COULD do something
McConnell taking AOC’s NGD to a floor vote, with a grin
The plan is completely impractical but popular with Dems
Now they’ll be on record for or against the impracticality
The NGD is brilliant for persuasion, but not practical for vote
Jennifer Rubin, possibly the least credible writer working today
She calls Beto’s rally speech “soaring rhetoric”
Some thought he looked like a college frat boy on cocaine

Feb 13 11:58

AT LEAST 70 CIVILIANS KILLED AS US COALITION POUNDS SYRIAN VILLAGE - REPORTS

Syrian media have repeatedly reported on US-led coalition strikes, which have led to countless civilian casualties and damage to crucial infrastructure in the Arab Republic. The coalition has been bombing targets in Syria since 2014 despite never obtaining a UN mandate and not obtaining Damascus’ approval.

At least 70 civilians were killed or wounded as a result of air strikes launched by a US-led international coalition on the Syrian village of Baghuz in the south-east of the country, Syria state television reported, citing local sources.

Syrian media have continually reported on the death of civilians which were killed in US-led coalition strikes. The coalition regularly carries out airstrikes in Deir ez-Zor region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, I love my country, but abhor its current leadership. And as a Christian Pacifist Activist, never advocate for violence.

And this is why, as completely and intelligently as possible, I have to channel my upset about these policies which create these endless wars, into articles which, hopefully and peacefully, will get other people reading and thinking about this, and talking to their alleged Congressional Representatives, as to why this country is bound up in so many military conflicts on this planet?

Is it because, in the long run, it is cheaper to destroy potential economic rivals than learn to compete against them?!?

Unfortunately, Mr. President, I am afraid that this is the path that the US Deep State - and the corporations they represent - have enforced upon you.

President Trump, you are so on the wrong side of history, to still be authorizing bombing strikes in Syria, and abetting and aiding the Saudis in their genocide of Yemen, I hardly know where to begin.

And where the hell is Congress on these immoral, unstoppable wars which, according to our Constitution, can only exist if Congress approves of them, and which, in the cases of both Syria and Yemen, they did not approve of these wars.

Your campaign rhetoric bears absolutely zero relationship with your actions of the last couple of years you have been in office.

Have you been subsumed by the mechanism of the American Deep State, that you are no longer running the country, but they are, and sometimes, in direct contradiction to what you have said is happening, or will happen?

Mr. President, color me very concerned about your foreign policy trajectory,
which could lead to a world war and total devastation of this planet.

Feb 13 11:33

Watch MSNBC Host Squirm During Live Update On "No Collusion" Intel Committee News

We knew this day was coming, but watching an MSNBC anchor and guest pundits squirm during a live Tuesday morning update in which NBC News intelligence and national security correspondent, Ken Dilanian, read aloud that the Senate Intelligence Committee admits it has found “no direct evidence” of collusion between President Trump and Russia, is a segment that itself perhaps belongs to the history books.

Mediaite described of the "stunned" MSNBC host's demeanor: "The report met surprise first, then skepticism, with Jackson and her guests." They awkwardly and visibly try to make sense of hard and unambiguous reporting that runs contrary to everything being parroted in the MSNBC echo chamber over the past 2 years.

Feb 13 11:30

YouTube Will Determine What "Conspiracy" Is And Stop Recommending Such Videos

While the evolution of Google’s YouTube from a free expression platform into something entirely different has been underway for a while, it just took another step in a very short-sighted and restrictive direction. NBC News reports:

YouTube has announced that it will no longer recommend videos that “come close to” violating its community guidelines, such as conspiracy or medically inaccurate videos…Chaslot said that YouTube’s fix to its recommendations AI will have to include getting people to videos with truthful information and overhauling the current system it uses to recommend videos.

Feb 13 11:30

CLICKING ON TERRORIST PROPAGANDA EVEN ONCE COULD MEAN 15 YEARS IN PRISON UNDER NEW LAW

Anyone who views terrorist propaganda once online can be jailed for up to 15 years under new laws that have sparked human rights concerns.

MPs had urged the government to scrap plans to criminalise viewing “information useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism”, which goes further than much-used laws that made physically collecting, downloading or disseminating the material illegal.

A United Nations inspector accused the government of straying towards “thought crime” with the proposal, which originally stated that people would have to access propaganda “on three or more different occasions” to commit a terror offence.

But the benchmark was removed from the draft law, meaning a single click is now illegal.

Journalists, academic researchers or people who had “no reason to believe” they were accessing terrorist propaganda are exempt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What about Christian pacifist activists, like myself, or born-again atheists like my husband Mike?!?

When does getting the truth out there, as best documented as one can, become a "thought crime"?!?!?

And to the MPs who ever began to think that this law was a "great idea", I have a spoiler for you; George Orwell's "1984" was a cautionary tale; not a bloody "how-to" manual!!

Feb 13 11:29

The Anatomy of a Moral Panic

In these episodes, there is a widespread fear and anxiety over a perceived threat to society and order. The fear and anxiety are excessive and unreasonable (hence “panic”). This is because either the threat or problem is completely imaginary or its extent and severity is seriously exaggerated even when there is a real phenomenon. The threat is often associated with a specific deviant group or identity. These are the “folk devils” of Cohen’s title.

Feb 13 11:28

China Rejects US Media Reports About Talks With Venezuelan Opposition as False

US media reports about Beijing holding talks with the Venezuelan opposition to protect its investment and ensure Caracas will pay on its debts are false and unprofessional, with a US newspaper having failed to wait for a response to its request for Beijing's comment, the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

"The Wall Street Journal published this material yesterday at 2 p.m. [Eastern Time, 19:00 GMT], while we were preparing a response [to their request]. It is not very constructive and [actually] unprofessional. In fact, this is a false message, it's fake," Hua Chunying said.

On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal newspaper claimed, citing sources, that China had been holding talks with the Venezuelan opposition in a bid to hedge risks for its investments in the Latin American country as pressure was mounting on President Nicolas Maduro.

Feb 13 11:20

VENEZUELAN OPPOSITION RECEIVES FIRST BLOCKED AID SHIPMENTS IN DEFIANCE OF MADURO

As part of the continued jostling over the contentious issue of the US intent to deliver foreign aid to Venezuela, which embattled president Nicolas Maduro has controversially banned — going so far as to post troops along potential border access points — opposition leader Juan Guaido announced on Monday that his team had received its first shipment of external humanitarian aid cargo, yet he didn't specify how it was received or which country or organization was the source.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And one could not help but notice who President Trump had as guests at the White House this morning: Columbia's President Iván Duque Márquez, and his wife, María Juliana Ruiz Sandoval.

Most likely, if in fact this aid came from the US, the supply lines are well and truly carved out in Colombia, and Marquez and President Trump will be figuring out the next political and military steps which must be taken to "regime change" Venezuela to their liking.

Of course, what the Venezuelan people have to say about this, is nothing over which they will expend any skull-sweat whatsoever.

Feb 13 11:02

HERE'S A LIST OF THE 31 NATIONAL EMERGENCIES THAT HAVE BEEN IN EFFECT FOR YEARS

According to the Federal Register, 58 national emergencies have been declared since the National Emergency Act of 1976 was signed into law by President Gerald Ford.

And 31 have been annually renewed and are currently still in effect, as listed in the Federal Register.

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The questions I would like to ask are, why these 31 Emergency Declarations have not been removed, and what threats do these situations still create, that they have to stay renewed?!?

I am sorry, but must confess that, from my perspective, it is US Foreign policy is which is creating enemies where it should be creating friendships and alliances.

Folks, we have been trading with Vietnam for a long time Clinton presidency normalizes relations with Vietnam

So what about relations with Cuba, please?!?

Mike and I know a police officer from Canada, who, when he needed surgery to get his knees replaced, was sent to Cuba, as these doctors and medical teams here, have one of the most stellar track records for shorter recuperations, and good surgical outcomes.

Why cannot Americans take advantage of this?!?

Why cannot there be cultural, educational exchanges, so Cuban kids could get a dose of (healthy, not exploitative) capitalism, in the kind homes of good US sponsors whose own kids may be in homes in Cuba?!?

I think such exchanges would sow the seeds of mutual understanding and support between Cuba and the US, and could be an important building block to normalized relations with the country.

Or, one has to ask, does the Trump Administration WANT Russia to come back as a huge influence in this very strategically placed island, as another "reason" for invading and reconquering Cuba?!?

Folks, all we have in Cuba is Guantanamo, one leased encampment, and that is a horrible place, where people the US suspects of trying to do something awful are thrown, and frequently with no charges against them.

Inmates are still force-fed, if they elect to do a hunger strike, so they won't die quickly.

Because water-boarding is not the worst which has been done to these men, and the American military doesn't want autopsies done which would validate that this was true.

The following are very graphic images of men being force-fed; if you don't have the stomach for it, don't look.Images: inmates being force-fed (believed to be still be happening in 2019, at Guantanamo

IF we are. in fact, a nation of laws, why do we hold people indefinitely, without charges?!? Even the rankest of US criminals has that right.

Feb 13 11:01

Stephen Cohen on War with Russia and Soviet-style Censorship in the US

On stage at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. this past week was Princeton University Professor Emeritus Stephen Cohen, author of the new book, War with Russia: From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate.

Cohen has largely been banished from mainstream media.

“I had been arguing for years — very much against the American political media grain — that a new US/Russian Cold War was unfolding — driven primarily by politics in Washington, not Moscow,” Cohen writes in War with Russia. “For this perspective, I had been largely excluded from influential print, broadcast and cable outlets where I had been previously welcomed.”

Feb 13 10:35

Don’t blame the Israel lobby on Christians and Republicans

Let’s say your neighbor’s barn burned down and she came to you and said she’d seen your son running from the barn, and you talked to your son and he said, Well I got the rags and kerosene but Jimmy Jones got the matches; and you went back to your neighbor and said, You really need to be talking to Jimmy Jones, leave my family out of it.

That would of course be the height of irresponsibility, but it is the stance of a lot of Jewish writers when anyone mentions the Israel lobby. They say, Don’t blame the Jewish establishment; it’s Christian evangelicals who drive U.S. policy.

Bret Stephens said it the other day in the New York Times: American Jews have “wealth without political power.” Paul Waldman said it in the Washington Post: Ben Cardin and other Democratic senators were serving a rightwing agenda in pushing the Israel Anti-Boycott Act (which was pushed by a leading Jewish organization, AIPAC).

Feb 13 10:30

It isn’t just about ‘the Benjamins’, Ilhan

Newly-elected Ilhan Omar isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves and smack issues in the face, stirring up a hornet’s nest of angry reaction from Republicans and Democrats alike. The Minnesota Congresswoman, one of two Muslim women now in the US House of Representatives, stepped into controversy this week when she responded to a tweet by journalist Glenn Greenwald.

The co-founder of the online newspaper The Intercept is perhaps best known for his writings on Edward Snowden, the former CIA whistle blower. Greenwald criticised California’s Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy who demanded that his colleagues censor Omar and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib for their powerful criticism of Israel which, lest we forget, is a foreign country.

Feb 13 10:19

Regardless, utility “Smart” Meters are going to be installed in homes of dementia patients in the UK so they can be monitored and tracked.

Issues associated with them include fires, explosions, malfunctioning appliances, measurement errors, and inflated bills. None of that is obviously good for dementia patients or anyone else really. They also emit harmful wireless WiFi radiation. Research has determined that exposure to wireless radiation can disrupt the blood-brain barrier which may cause it to leak. This can also kill brain cells. Regardless, utility “Smart” Meters are going to be installed in homes of dementia patients in the UK so they can be monitored and tracked. As if these dementia patients didn’t already have enough problems…

They will flag up any sudden change in behaviour which could indicate an illness, a fall or a decline in their mental state. The meters will be able to send alerts to family members or carers, who can pop round to check if the patient is all right.

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One has to wonder, if Britain's NHS is hoping that the installation of these meters will hasten the demise of their dementia patients, rather than give them the best possible quality of life before they pass on.

And the issue of what happens to the data, after it is collected, will most probably be a real challenge for security network people, in keeping this data secure.

Feb 13 10:12

US ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL’ ANTI-BDS LAW CHALLENGED IN MARYLAND COURT

A legal battle is underway in the US state of Maryland to reverse an anti-Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) legislation denounced as “unconstitutional”. Syed Saqib Ali – a former Maryland state representative – today filed a civil rights lawsuit against an executive order denying government contracts to businesses that boycott Israel.

The suit – filed in federal court – alleges that the Maryland leaders Gov. Larry Hogan and Attorney General Brian Frosh violated Ali’s First and 14th Amendment rights when Hogan signed an executive order in October 2017 requiring all state contractors to promise they will not boycott Israel.

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It will be interesting to see how this case goes down, and to what legal appeals may apply, if any.

I frankly hope that this gets argued all the way up to the Supreme Court.

Feb 13 10:11

Pompeo Attempts to Link Iran, Hezbollah to Crisis in Venezuela

During a Wednesday night interview with FOX Business host Trish Regan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made several statements that raised eyebrows, such as claiming that Cuba had invaded Venezuela and “taken control” of the Venezuela’s “security apparatus” and that U.S. sanctions illegally imposed on Venezuela “aren’t aimed at the Venezuelan people.”

However, the most surprising claim Pompeo made in the interview was that Hezbollah and Iran were “active” in Venezuela, presenting a national security “risk for America.”

After accusing China, Cuba and Russia of interfering with U.S. efforts to install U.S.-funded opposition figure Juan Guaidó and oust current Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, Pompeo made the following assertion:

Feb 13 10:08

TULSI GABBARD WANTS TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA, PUNISH BIG PHARMA AND END PRIVATE PRISONS

Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii’s democratic congresswoman and one of many entrants in the crowded 2020 presidential race, is already turning heads thanks to her anti-interventionist foreign policy approach and progressive stance on a variety of issues, making her an outlier among establishment Democrats.

If her pre-campaign messaging and campaign launch speech are any indicator, the potential presidential contender has no intention of backing down – especially when it comes to her strong advocacy of medical marijuana and harsh criticisms of the criminal justice system and pharmaceutical industry.

Declaring her formal entrance into the Democratic Party presidential primaries, Gabbard issued a rousing call to end the for-profit prison industry, which has seen private corrections corporations rake in profits while shirking prisoners’ and immigrant detainees’ food, health care, and other essential services while exploiting incarcerated people as essentially slave labor.

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Unfortunately, because of Gabbard's duel status as a Vet, and as a peace advocate, the chances of her getting the (probably totally rigged again) Democratic nomination are zilch; but it is refreshing to have someone in the running who appears to stand on principle, and not being "bought off" by the large interest groups in this country with everything they have invested in keeping the status quo.

Feb 13 08:34

Hands off ‘our hemisphere’ or Venezuela pays the price: US Senator warns Russia

This is pathetic. Without Venezuela and their gold the district of criminals is finished!

The US staked a claim on half the world, as Senate Armed Services Committee chair Jim Inhofe said Washington might have to intervene in Venezuela if Russia dares set up a military base not just there, but “in our hemisphere.”
“I think that it could happen,” Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) told a group of reporters on Tuesday. “You’ve got a guy down there that is killing everybody. You could have him put together a base that Russia would have on our hemisphere. And if those things happen, it may be to the point where we’ll have to intervene with troops and respond.”

Feb 13 08:09

How Western money funds overthrow-your-government classes

Revolution is the new black: How Western money funds overthrow-your-government classes
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The Camp?amp 2018 forum in Yerevan was sponsored by the Prague Civil Society Centre, an organization financed by the United States under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). Section 254 of the Act allocated $250,000 for activities to “counter Russian influence” in 2018 and 2019. Capitol Hill lawmakers seem to believe that this “Russian influence” is a threat to all NATO’s actual and potential members, including Georgia, Moldova, Kosovo, Serbia, and Ukraine.

The Yerevan gathering is proving that the State Department’s money is doing its job all right.>>>

Feb 13 08:08

NBC News: 'Senate Has Uncovered No Direct Evidence of Conspiracy Between Trump Campaign & Russia'

NBC News admitted on Tuesday that the Senate Intelligence Committee has found zero direct evidence of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia.

The news will no doubt come as a great relief to the multiple Trump associates who had their homes raided and were thrown in prison and forced to plead guilty for made-up process crimes such as "lying to congress" or "lying the FBI."

Feb 13 08:04

Glendale police offer few answers for 2017 stun gun tactics that led to federal lawsuit

The four videos and the accompanying information provided practically no new information on the 2017 traffic stop in which Glendale Officer Matt Schneider used a stun gun on Johnny Wheatcroft 11 times after he refused to show his identification to the officer.
(623) 930-3000
Glendale Police Phone

Feb 13 07:46

How Donald Trump Finally Won Over “Liberal” Media

How did Trump finally get the liberal corporate media to stop calling him a fascist? He did that by acting like a ” democracy-spreading” fascist of course.

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Feb 13 05:20

Warsaw Middle East summit: A bid to isolate Iran?

Widely perceived as a US attempt to isolate Iran, Arab and European delegates will gather alongside Israel's Netanyahu.
Even if all EU countries shared the same position on the nuclear agreement, "the overall mood in Europe vis-a-vis Iran has become more critical, given Iranian assassination attempts that took place on EU soil as well as Iran's ballistic missiles that could reach Eastern Europe."
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Here are five things to know about the Warsaw summit, which has a cumbersome official title: Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East.

What's the summit about and who's attending?>>>

Who won't be there?>>>

Why now?>>>

Where do Europe and Poland stand?>>>

What's expected to happen?>>>

Feb 12 15:54

Fed Warns Dollar “Might Not Retain Its Dominance Forever”

Nevertheless, it concedes that "recent trends bear watching" warning that "as history suggests a currency’s dominant status is not immutable" and just in case repeating its warning that "the [US Dollar] might not retain its dominance forever."

Feb 12 15:10

U.S. national debt tops $22 trillion for the first time

The U.S. national debt topped a record $22 trillion this week, less than a year after it crossed the $21 trillion mark, indicating a further deterioration in the nation’s finances. -- The Peterson Foundation said the U.S. national debt has risen by $1 trillion in the past 11 months, calling it “the latest sign that our fiscal situation is not only unsustainable, but accelerating.”

Feb 12 14:44

“Bipartisan” Firearms Background Checks Bill Is More Useless Federal Legislation

We elect politicians to improve our lives. To expand our freedoms and protect our rights. Passing the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 will do none of those things. What it will do is outlaw a perfectly legal activity, make it more difficult for honest people to protect themselves and their loved ones, and have no impact on crime. -- We didn’t send those politicians to Washington to make life easier for the bad guys. Maybe it’s time to remind them of that.

Feb 12 14:33

‘Anti-Semitism spreading like poison’: France stained by weekend of vandalism & year of hate crimes

France’s interior minister has vowed to take a tougher stance on hatred, after multiple incidents of anti-semitic vandalism, and a spike in anti-Jewish hate crimes last year.

Parisians were greeted with crudely daubed anti-Semitic slogans on shop fronts last weekend, including swastikas sprayed over images of late politician and Holocaust survivor Simone Veil, and the German word for Jews (“Juden”) sprayed on a bagel shop in the city center.

Feb 12 13:31

How The Media Manufactures Consent For Regime Change In Venezuela

The latest extraordinary chapter in the bizarre world of Venezuelan politics is playing out before our eyes. After winning the 2018 presidential elections, Nicolás Maduro was inaugurated in January, only for the head of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó -- a man whom, at the time, less than 20 percent of the country had even heard of -- to declare himself President.

Guaidó was immediately backed by the governments of the U.S. and U.K., with Vice President Mike Pence stating, "Nicolás Maduro is a dictator with no legitimate claim to power. He has never won the presidency in a free and fair election, and has maintained his grip of power by imprisoning anyone who dares to oppose him."

I've previously cataloged how the media has been quick to echo the ideathat Maduro is completely illegitimate and has been eager to position America's stance towards Venezuelan politics as one of a neutral arbiter.

Feb 12 13:21

Sheriffs in New Mexico Vow Not to Enforce 6 Absolutely OUTRAGEOUS New Gun Control Bills

"Legally speaking, our county sheriffs are the last line of defense in the battle for gun rights." -- As we have stated before, unconstitutional gun law ideas seem to spread from one state to another like some kind of insidious virus. This is just the beginning.

Feb 12 13:07

College students are all supportive of Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” until they learn what’s actually in it

As you may have read, “Democratic Socialist” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) released her “Green New Deal” last week to immediate praise and fanfare from the Left-wing establishment media, though it was instantly panned by critics — including some from her own party — over its many unrealistic objectives.

Feb 12 12:21

Scott Adams: Border Funding, Weed, #40YearsofFailure, Apologies

Will Congress ignore border experts and disrespect the public?
Any diff between the experts and Congress without explanation…
…is spitting in the face of the American public
“Finish the Wall” is clever framing
“USA” hats, seen at the rally last night, smart move by campaign
President Trump’s new hashtag for Iran, support for Iranian people
#40YearsofFailure
AOC…every Dem candidate for President, backs her Green Deal
AOC in effect is already running the Democrat party
Virginia’s non-quitters planning to hang in there
Supporters overlooking their sins cause they were so long ago
The 20 year rule applies, if they’re better people today
A “festival of apologies” is developing, between Dems
David Duke endorses Democrat Congressperson Omar
People can like something…for completely different reasons
Kamala supports recreational weed…cause it brings people joy

Feb 12 11:19

EX-GOOGLE ENGINEER HAILS YOUTUBE CENSORSHIP AS “HISTORIC VICTORY,” NOW LOOKING INTO JORDAN PETERSON VIDEOS

The former Google engineer who called YouTube’s algorithm change that buried “conspiracy theory” content a “historic victory” is now investigating why Jordan Peterson’s videos are so popular on the platform, emphasizing once again how ‘conspiracy theories’ are being conflated with dissident political opinions to justify a new wave of censorship.

YouTube recently announced it would stop recommending videos that contained “conspiracy theory” content or were deemed to be ‘misleading’.

This was in reaction to a BuzzFeed article which conflated conspiracy theory content with videos by mainstream conservative commentators like Ben Shapiro, Prager University and philosopher Jordan Peterson.

Now an ex-Google engineer who previously worked on YouTube’s algorithm has shifted his attention to finding out why Peterson’s videos get so much traction.

Feb 12 10:11

New Yorker: ‘Private Mossads for Hire’ use avatars to target pro-Palestine movement

Israeli private intelligence companies Psy-Group, Black Cube, & others specialize in fake online identities known as “avatars,” some work with the neocon group Foundation for Defense of Democracies – the aim is to “destabilize and disrupt anti-Israel movements from within…”

Psy-Group operatives scoured the Internet, social-media accounts, & the “deep” Web for derogatory information about BDS. activists…

They would then release the information online using avatars and web sites that couldn’t be traced back to the company or its American donors…

Feb 12 09:43

Jussie Smollett’s Neighbors Cast Doubt on His Attack Story

Nearly two weeks after “Empire” star Jussie Smollett claimed he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack, cops have yet to identify any suspects — and some people in his tony Chicago neighborhood are growing skeptical.

“I don’t believe it happened the way he said it did,” said Agin Muhammad, who lives in the same swank high-rise near the Navy Pier as Smollett.

“I’ve been in this neighborhood five years. I don’t believe it, not around here … Half the people are gay and the other half are black.”

Cops have said they found plenty of surveillance video, but none that captured the incident.

Meanwhile, Chicago police said Sunday that Smollett has yet to turn over data from his cellphone to verify that he was on the phone with his music manager, Brandon Moore, when he was allegedly attacked.

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