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Sep 20 13:18

The History of the Second Amendment

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"Get your hands off my God damn guns!"
In this episode of Political Juice, Juice Boi gives a historical rundown on the writing and reasoning behind the second amendment as written in our Constitution.
We also unravel some contemporary myths about the second amendment and get to the truth of it all.
Philosophy, history, textual analysis, and terrible art, what more could you want?
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Sep 20 10:47

The Evils of the Institutionalized Church

It is often heard that the devil’s greatest trick is convincing the world that he doesn’t exist. I would disagree, and instead advise that the greatest trick the devil has ever pulled is the creation of an institutionalized church.

Sep 20 10:44

China, Russia and Iran: Basis of the New Geopolitical Order

In a recent very insightful article, analyst Alistair Crooke argued that the United States was institutionally incapable of making a substantive deal with Iran. Written before the recent removal of national security adviser John Bolton from his position, Mr Crooke argued that decades long sanctions have become a “knot” that is difficult, if not impossible, to untangle.

Sep 20 10:39

On the ground, feeling the pulse of Protest Hong Kong

What’s going on deep down in Hong Kong? For a former resident with deep cultural and emotional ties to the Fragrant Harbor, it’s quite hard to take it all in just within the framework of cold geopolitical logic. Master filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai once said that when he came up with the idea for Happy Together, he decided to shoot the story of his characters in Buenos Aires because that was as far away from Hong Kong as possible.
I started my journey in my former ‘hood, Sai Ying Pun, where I lived in a studio in an average, slim, ultra-crowded Cantonese tower (I was the only foreigner) across the street from the beautiful, art deco St Louis school and not far from Hong Kong University. Although only a 20-minute walk over the hills to Central – the business and political heart of the city – Sai Ying Pun is mostly middle class with a few working-class pockets, only recently marching towards gentrification after a local MTR – subway – station was launched.

Sep 20 10:28

Assad issues general amnesty - now the Syrians can return

Use a translator.

BY MARCEL DETTMER ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2019INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
Largely unnoticed by the Western media, the Syrian government under Bashar al-Assad issued a general amnesty for crimes committed prior to that date on September 14, 2019. The "Decree No. 20" is part of a series of previous pardon - as it had been in the autumn of last year, an amnesty for deserters and conscientious objectors - is new, however, that the decision also concerns the civilian area. The aim is to make it easier, especially for Syrian refugees, to return to the largely peaceful country.

Sep 20 10:24

New World Order in Meltdown, But Russia Stronger Than Ever

by Jon Hellevig for The Saker Blog

Last week was full of portentous events. Only somebody who has not been awake for the last few years will fail to realize how these at first sight unconnected events are part of the same matrix. There was the ever louder talk in mainstream media about an approaching global recession, inverted yield curves and the negative yields, which tell us that the Western financial system is basically in coma and kept alive only by generous IV injections of central bank liquidity. By now it has dawned on people that the central bankers acting as central planners in a command economy and printing money (aka quantitative easing) to fuel asset bubbles are about to wipe off the last vestiges of what used to be a market economy.

Then we saw Trump taking new twitter swipes at China in his on-and-off “great trade deal” and the stock markets moving like a roller coaster in reaction to each new twitter salvo.

Sep 20 10:21

Swedish Man Fined $2,000 for Someone Else’s “Hate Speech” — And Other Weekly News from the Twilight Zone

By Simon Black, Sovereign Man

Here's a quick roll-up of the most outrageous (and comical) stories we’re following which affect your liberty and finances. Let the absurdity begin!...

Sep 20 10:11

This Top Trump Challenger Got Smacked With News He Was Dreading the Most

The Democratic presidential primary is a virtual free for all at this point.

With dozens of candidates in the field still, the race is anyone’s game.

And with the first states in the primary calendar just around the corner, things are heating up to a fever pitch.

It’s no surprise then to see campaigns are pouring their resources into the critical early primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire.

A win in either of these states could catapult someone onto the national stage, while a big loss in either state could also lead to the end of several candidate’s campaigns.

And no one is risking more in the early state of New Hampshire than Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

The most radical socialist in the Democratic primary field to date, Sanders thinks he has New Hampshire in the bag, and his strong showing in Iowa against Hillary Clinton in 2016 means his campaign is optimistic about his chances there as well.

Sep 20 10:08

Cops Mistake Fellow Cop for Protester, Beat Him “Like Rodney King”, Smash His Camera — Lawsuit

By Matt Agorist

St. Louis, MO — In December 2011, St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley violated department policy when he grabbed his personal AK-47, premeditated, and then murdered Anthony Lamar Smith. The planning of the murder and the actual murder were captured on the officer’s dashcam. In spite of the overwhelming amount of evidence against him, a St. Louis judge in 2017 found Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Smith. Months of protests ensued immediately.

Sep 20 09:43

Federal Court Rules Cops Can Steal Your Stuff and it Does NOT Violate the Constitution

By Jack Burns

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling which declared police can constitutionally steal your possessions. Called “civil asset forfeiture,” the police are under no obligation to give the property back to you. Instead, police departments will steal your stuff, hold it in storage (accruing fees in most cases), and then sell your stuff to the highest bidder.

Police have no qualms about stealing your property, especially after you’ve been arrested for a crime. Even though every citizen is supposedly innocent until proven guilty, police will routinely confiscate, cash, guns, and real property from those who’ve been charged with a crime, even property from other members of a family living under the same roof. After all, it is difficult to prove ownership without a receipt. More sinister, however, is the fact that you need not even be accused of a crime for police to steal your stuff...

Sep 20 09:37

State Dept. Docs Reveal Efforts by Obama State Department to Undermine Pres. Trump! | Tom Fitton

Sep 20 09:32

Serbian Journalists Expose a Ruling Party Bot Application Used to Manipulate Readers’ Comments on Media Websites

By Filip Stojanovski

Activists of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), nicknamed ‘SNS bots’, have been using a mobile application to post thousands of ‘up-votes’ and ‘down-votes’ on comments to articles of popular media websites Kurir and Espresso, to influence the perceptions of their readers, revealed a research by the Centre for Investigative Journalism of Serbia (CINS).

In an investigative story published on 4 September 2019, journalists An?ela Milivojevi? and Milica Šari? revealed that analysis of the source code of the mobile application called VotR2 showed that it enabled adding votes ‘for’ or ‘against’ readers’ comments, to make them either less or more visible to other readers...

Sep 20 09:23

The Execution of LaVoy Finicum: Lawsuit Dismissed

A federal lawsuit related to the shooting of rancher Robert LaVoy Finicum has been dismissed.

Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the civil suit was filed in U.S. District Court of Oregon by Ryan Payne, Shawna Cox and others who were associated with the Bundy family’s 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

They claimed that FBI agents, Oregon State Police and other officials violated their civil rights by using excessive force and “ambushing” them on the day Finicum was shot and killed.

Chief District Court Judge Michael Mosman dismissed all counts in the lawsuit Friday, saying “It’s time to put a fork in this case.”

Sep 20 09:19

Facebook to Launch “Independent Supreme Court” Body to Monitor Its Content

By Makia Freeman

THE STORY: On September 17th 2019, Facebook released a charter for a new Oversight Board to moderate its content, known colloquially by some as the Facebook Independent Supreme Court.

THE IMPLICATIONS: How independent will this board really be? What are Facebook’s true motivations for setting up this board? Given the past history of fact checking and censorship, will this Independent Supreme Court become just another censoring authority?...

Sep 20 07:14

This Game-Changing Endorsement Proved That Kavanaugh’s Accuser Is a Huge Liar

This game-changing endorsement proved that Kavanaugh’s accuser is a huge liar.

Christine Blasey Ford’s story had more holes in it than a piece of Swiss cheese.

Democrats who were trying to use her to block Kavanaugh’s appointment and blacken his character had to go with the message that women should always be believed on principle.

That is a horribly sexist argument.

Christine Blasey Ford had every motivation to make a false accusation.

Sep 20 06:51

Judicial Watch Requests Ethics Investigation Into Whether Ilhan Omar Improperly Used Campaign Funds For Her Paramour Tim Mynett

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch on Thursday requested an ethics investigation into whether Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) improperly used campaign funds for her paramour, Tim Mynett.

Judicial Watch expanded their request for an ethics investigation into Ilhan Omar after previously demanding a probe into allegations of marriage fraud, immigration fraud, tax fraud and identity fraud.

There is overwhelming evidence that Ilhan Omar married her own brother to defraud US immigration. She also may have perjured herself several times in her divorce statements.

Sep 20 06:51

House Judiciary to Hold Corey Lewandowski in Contempt After He Trolls Dems, Refuses to Answer Questions During Hearing

The House Judiciary Committee held its first ‘impeachment hearing’ Tuesday afternoon.

Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski appeared before the Democrat-led committee Tuesday and the hearing descended into chaos as Lewandowski refused to answer questions and trolled the inept Democrat lawmakers.

Lewandowski, a loyal and devoted supporter of Trump defended the President during his opening statement and slammed the feckless Democrats for their $40 million Trump-Russia witch hunt.

Sep 20 06:42

Joe Biden’s $1.5 Billion China-Ukraine Bribery Scandal That Was Ignored by Media is now President Trump’s Scandal!

After leaving office in 2017, Vice President Joe Biden Bragged about strong-arming the government of Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor.

Joe Biden made the remarks during a meeting of foreign policy specialists. Biden said he, “Threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.” Biden suggested during his talk that Barack Obama was in on the threat.

In April John Solomon revealed what Biden did not tell his audience. Joe Biden had Poroshenko fired because he was investigating Joe Biden’s son Hunter.After leaving office in 2017, Vice President Joe Biden Bragged about strong-arming the government of Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor.

Sep 20 05:40

Pelosi Unloads On Nadler; Tells Him To Drop 'Moby Dick'-Like Impeachment Obsession

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler last week over his 'Moby Dick'-like obsession with impeaching President Trump - days before Trump's 2016 campaign manager Corey Lewandowski wiped the floor with Congressional Democrats during a contentious five-hour hearing on Tuesday in front of Nadler's panel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Both Nancy Pelosi and Jerry Nadler are perfect examples of why term limits need to be imposed not only on the President, but also on Congressional Representatives.

Sep 20 05:36

Trump Whistleblower Drama Puts Biden In The Hot Seat Over Ukraine

For days we've been treated to MSM insinuations that President Trump may have betrayed the United States after a whistleblower lodged an 'urgent' complaint about something Trump promised another world leader - the details of which the White House has refused to share.

Then, we learned it was a phone call.

Then, we learned it was several phone calls.

Now, we learn it wasn't Russia or North Korea - it was Ukraine!

Here's the scandal; It appears that Trump, may have made promises to newly minted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky - very likely involving an effort to convince Ukraine to reopen its investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter, after Biden strongarmed Ukraine's prior government into firing its top prosecutor - something Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani have pursued for months. There are also unsupported rumors that Trump threatened to withhold $250 million in aid to help Ukraine fight Russian-backed separatists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is no small wonder, as events unfolded, that the Demonocrats are petrified that the Trump Russiagate story went nowhere; so IF these reports are true, it like the buzzards are well and truly coming home to roost, concerning Biden's Presidential campaign.

Tom Perez, courtesy telephone, please; Tom Perez, courtesy telephone, please

Sep 20 05:03

A Grieving Father Is Standing Trial for Criticizing a Judge on Facebook

A Michigan man was jailed last month on a $500,000 bond after writing critical posts on Facebook about the judge who denied him custody of his son. Jonathan Vanderhagen, 35, is now standing trial for malicious use of telecommunication services.

The saga began two years ago when Vanderhagen petitioned Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Rachel Rancilio for sole custody of his 2-year-old son, Killian. Vanderhagen argued that Killian's biological mother was unfit to be Killian's sole guardian. Judge Rancilio disagreed and the child's mother was able to retain custody.

Shortly after the custody dispute, Killian passed away in his mother's care from what authorities concluded was a preexisting medical condition.

Sep 20 04:46

Pompeo inadvertently admitted the Iran crisis is a 'direct result' of Trump's actions

As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday defended the Trump administration's strategy toward Iran, he inadvertently acknowledged the recent tensions were a "direct result" of the president's decision to pull the US from the 2015 nuclear deal.
Pompeo was trying to make the case that things would be worse if the president hadn't withdrawn from the deal, which he called an "enormous failure."
But one former US official told Insider, "There is a direct line you can draw from Trump's violation of the Iran deal and the risk of conflict today."

Sep 20 04:45

Will Russia Be Driven From the West?

STEPHEN F. COHEN SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
In our times, as I also pointed out two years ago, a Russia departed, or driven, from the West would likely mean “a Russia—with its vast territories, immense natural resources, world-class sciences, formidable military and nuclear power, and UN Security Council veto—allied solidly with all the other emerging powers that are not part the US-NATO Western ‘world order’ and even opposed to it. And, of course, it would drive Russia increasingly afar from the West’s liberalizing influences, back toward its more authoritarian traditions.”

Sep 20 04:41

What Trump’s Missteps on Iran Have Wrought

The United States has become a hi-tech Blackbeard.

ISTANBUL – The drone attack on Saudi Arabia oil facilities on September 14 is jolting the entire Middle East, the latest incident in a months-long battle between the Trump Administration and Iran. Yemen’s Houthi movement claimed credit for the devastating attack that shut down half of Saudi Arabia’s oil production. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blames Iran for the attack, while Iran has categorically denied it.
Let’s not forget that the Trump Administration started this low-level war by withdrawing from the Iran nuclear accord. The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to ratify the agreement, so the U.S. stands in violation of UN resolutions and international law.

Sep 19 23:02

US drone kills 30 Afghan civilians instead of Daesh terrorists

A US drone strike that was supposed to take out members of the Daesh terrorist group in Afghanistan has instead killed at least 30 farm workers who were taking a break after a day's labor, officials say.

The attack on Wednesday night also injured 40 people as it targeted tents pitched near pine nut fields at the mountainous Wazir Tangi in eastern Nangarhar province, three officials confirmed to Reuters on Thursday.

"The workers had lit a bonfire and were sitting together when a drone targeted them," tribal elder Malik Rahat Gul told Reuters over the phone.

The owner of the fields said at least 150 workers were resting when the attack happened. Many of them remained missing, he added.

Sep 19 16:55

We Got Scammed

Sep 19 13:22

Israel: The only Jewish ghetto in the Middle East

"The results from the 18 September Israeli elections have confirmed what many of us have known for a long while: the Jewish state is an ultra-nationalist right-wing swamp. Israel is more hawkish than ever. There is not a single Jewish Israeli left-wing party. The Democratic Party is led and mentored by a war criminal. What is left of Israel’s Labour Party has very little to do with peace, harmony and reconciliation. In fact, that party is also led by a person wanted for war crimes...">>

Sep 19 11:37

We Don’t Have a Real Market for Health Care in the U.S.

By Robert E. Wright

In some circles, deregulation got a bad name due to the Panic of 2008. It shouldn’t have as the causes of the subprime mortgage crisis ran deep, but ultimately dumb bureaucratic incentives rather than partially deregulated markets precipitated the panic.

Deregulation of alcohol production showed what entrepreneurs can achieve, if only allowed the chance. So, too, did deregulation of the airline industry in 1978. Flying today sucks, but without those reforms, flying would still suck and coach seats would cost $1,000 or more on major domestic routes. And you would see a lot more out-of-state license plates on our already overcrowded interstates.

Why, then, does the federal government simply not deregulate health care and health insurance?...

Sep 19 11:18

U.S. House Reps Confront FCC on Not Changing 23-Year-Old RF Exposure Limits for Current Wireless Tech Despite Research Proving Harm

By B.N. Frank

Current federal RF safety limits for cell phones and all other wireless technologies were established before most people had or were exposed to cell phones or other wireless radiation emitting technology. They don’t apply to how most of the population uses or are exposed today. They don’t consider more recent research and risks from all sources of exposure. These limits need to be changed but the FCC refuses to change them...

Sep 19 11:07

The NYT Kavanaugh Smear Shows Why the Press is the Least-Trusted Institution in America… THE GUILD PROTECTS ITS OWN: Blackout: ABC, NBC Ignore Pro-Kavanaugh Bombshell; CBS Gives Scant 36 Seconds.

A Columbia Journalism Review poll released this year found that half of all Americans have "hardly any confidence at all" in the media, which beat out even Congress as the institution for which the public has the lowest confidence. It’s not hard to see why. Last week, CNN reported that the CIA was forced to pull a highly placed source inside the Kremlin because of concerns that President Trump might burn him — when it turns out the decision to extract the source was made before Trump took office because of leaks from senior Obama administration officials.

Sep 19 08:41

California Is Trying to Roll Back the Gig Economy but “Natural Liberty” Will Prevail

By Barry Brownstein

More than 20 years ago, Dan Pink, former chief speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore, foresaw the gig economy. In a 1997 essay, “Free Agent Nation,” for the then-fledgling magazine Fast Company, Pink estimated “more than 16% of the American workforce” were free agents—”people who move from project to project and who work on their own, sometimes for months, sometimes for days.” Today, Pink’s free agents are called gig workers.

California’s New Law Restricting the Gig Economy

By 2017, Brittany Hunter reports, the gig economy had more than doubled, representing over 35 percent of the workforce. By 2020, estimates suggest the number in the gig economy will grow to 43 percent...

Sep 19 07:44

Time to end the charade

Sep 19 07:43

Don’t Smile for the Camera

By Andrew P. Napolitano

A trial in Great Britain has just concluded with potentially dangerous implications for personal freedom here.

Great Britain is currently the most watched country in the Western world – watched, that is, by its own police forces. In London alone, the police have erected more than 420,000 surveillance cameras in public places. That amounts to 48 cameras per 1,000 residents. What do the cameras capture? Everything done and seen in public...

Sep 19 06:16

Kamila Shamsie stripped of German literary prize over support for BDS

A German city has reversed its decision to hand a literary prize to the novelist Kamila Shamsie because of her support for the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The British-Pakistani author was announced as the winner of the Nelly Sachs Prize, named after a Jewish poet and Nobel laureate and organised and funded by the city of Dortmund, on 10 September.

But in a statement on Wednesday, organisers said the jury had reversed its decision to honour Shamsie, and that the 2019 award would not be handed to any author, with the next winner to be announced in 2021.

"With its vote for the British writer Kamila Shamsie as the winner of the Nelly Sachs Prize 2019, the jury honoured the author's outstanding literary work.

Sep 19 05:53

Kamala Harris Would Secure Victory with Big Tech’s Green Card Giveaway

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), running for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination, would secure a major legislative victory should Senate Republicans help pass a green card giveaway plan for the nation’s largest tech corporations.
This week, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Harris are looking to pass S. 386, legislation that would allow Indian nationals to effectively monopolize the U.S. green card system for at least ten years, providing a constant stream of foreign workers that American professionals will be forced to compete against for white-collar jobs.

Sep 19 05:52

Lindsey Graham’s appeasement of Trump appears to have reached its limit

The man who once derided Trump as a “bigot” and a “kook” in 2016 has acknowledged his pro-Trump conversion may not be entirely earnest, but he emphasized it does carry benefits, both for his political fortunes and for his policy goals. ” … If you know anything about me, it’d be odd not to do this,” Graham said earlier this year.

The arrangement appears to be running into trouble.

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