January 14, 2017

Computer Problems

Timothy Birdnow

Having some computer problems, folks. I may be hit or miss in the following week. Something broke off inside my machine and began spinning around with the disc. It then made a horrible screech and the computer shut down. I kept starting it again and it kept closing on me. After a good long rest i"m back up but I don't know for how long. I'm trying to get a backup omputer working with litttle sucess.

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USMC Camp Lejeune toxic water from 50s to 1980s poisoned vets & families

Jack Kemp

There's also a 54 min. audio program link at the website below that discusses this.
Jack

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01/13/va-spent-years-ignoring-veterans-poisoned-by-toxic-water-theyre-finally-paying-up/
VA spent years ignoring veterans poisoned by toxic water, they’re finally paying up
Sarah Lee Jan 13, 2017 4:17 pm

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


Retired Master Sgt. James Kithcart was 17 when he enlisted in the Marines. In the two years he was stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, from 1980-82, he noticed, from about six months in, what he calls "extreme fatigue.”

And it wasn’t just him – his fellow recruits were feeling the same.
In a December 2016 interview with Cleveland radio host Todd Allyn, Kithcart said he and the other enlistees were constantly taking naps.

"Here you’re talking about 17-, 18-, 19-, 20-year-old Marines that were always exhausted … you always felt like your battery was constantly drained … but you never knew what was going on,” he told Allyn.
According to Kithcart, Marines would go to the medical facilities on base where they were told that nothing was wrong with them and that they should fight what was probably dehydration by drinking water. This was before the days of bottled water, he noted. And so, being Marines, they did what they were told.

After retiring from active duty, and for the next 32 years, Kithcart suffered from sleep apnea, insomnia, constant joint pain, mysterious skin rashes and renal toxicity with one kidney the size of a 7-year-old’s, and the other the size of a gorilla’s.

Then, in September 2014, he received a letter from the Veterans Affairs Administration that indicated the dry cleaners on the base at Camp Lejeune had been pumping dirty water into a reservoir. Instead of that water going into a separator, it was going right back into the drinking supply. Kithcart, and what the VA is now admitting could be as many as 900,000 service members from a period between Aug. 1, 1953 and Dec. 31, 1987, were potentially exposed to the tainted water.
On Friday, a new rule was announced by the VA that "covers active duty, Reserve and National Guard members who developed one of eight diseases: adult leukemia, aplastic anemia, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Parkinson’s disease,” The Marine Corps Times reported. Those eligible can receive disability compensation beginning in March. They merely need submit evidence of their diagnoses and their service information proving 30 cumulative days on the base during the time period the water was contaminated.
The cash payouts will total more than $2 billion.

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Yellow Journalism; Drug Testing for Dopey WH Journalists

Dana Mathewson

This comes from the gossip section of the NY Post.
I had to take drug tests (urinate into a cup for testing) when I worked as a computer programmer in corporations a few decades ago. The author below refers to this as the new "yellow journalism." Well put.

http://pagesix.com/2017/01/13/drug-testing-floated-for-white-house-press-corps/

Drug testing floated for White House press corps
by Richard Johnson

One proposal on dealing with the media that was pitched to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team calls for drug testing the White House press corps.
Trump’s attacks on the mainstream media were a cornerstone of his campaign and last week he called BuzzFeed a "failing pile of garbage,” but forcing reporters to undergo random drug tests would provoke a media meltdown.
The pee-in-a-cup proposal (yellow journalism indeed) was one of 13 ideas one candidate for White House press secretary wrote in November in a confidential memo to members of the Presidential Transition Team’s Executive Committee.
He didn’t get the job, and I am not naming him because his proposal could harsh the mellow of his fellow journalists.
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Agenda 21/30 and Global Governance

Helen Dyer, our correspondent from Down Under, forwards this. It is part of a letter (much longer) by her friend Graham to his New South Wales Senator:

According to the late Sir Harry Gibbs, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, in his address, "The Erosion of National Sovereignty”, this acceleration in signing of international treaties coincided with a fundamental change in society characterised by an abandonment in personal responsibility and an obsession with individual rights:

"The flood of treaties began to flow strongly in the 1960s. That was the time when the transformation of culture – some would say its disintegration – which the wars had set in train began to accelerate. One aspect of the change in society that then occurred was the tendency to insist on individual rights and to indulge individual wishes, without at the same time recognizing the co-relative obligations of individuals to society. The treaties that were made were in tune with this sentiment and some of them reflected the ideas that became regarded as politically correct. They covered a field including Civil and Political Rights, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Refugees, Torture, the Rights of the Child and The Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women as well as the protection of the Environment. There is hardly an area of governmental activity which these treaties do not touch......”


As Sir Harry Gibbs emphasises, "A nation is not sovereign unless it is independent from control from outside its own borders”:

"It has been frankly said, by supporters of the system, that the promotion and protection of human rights is a modern tool of revolution. That revolution has already been successful in Australia. We already have laws that have created new rights at the expense of rights that we took for granted. We should not allow a revolution that affects us to be under the control of others. There is no good reason to allow rules that govern the rights of individuals and shape the nature of society to be interpreted by foreign bodies which have plainly shown an intention to give effect to their own modish notions………A nation is not sovereign unless it is independent from control from outside its own borders. In practice we have lost some of that independence. This erosion of our sovereignty was our own Doing.........Whether future Parliaments will prevent the further erosion of our national sovereignty must be regarded as doubtful, having regard to the difficulty which even the wisest of men and women find in trying to free themselves from the prejudices of the times.”


Many nations are however in the view of the UN, slowing down the global governance goals of the UN by surrendering national sovereignty too slowly.

As the United Nations points out in their report, "Global Governance and Global Rules for Development in the Post-2015 Era, the success of their post-2015 agenda is at stake. Countries must surrender sovereignty to the UN if the UN is to have the power to deal with global problems.


"For the United Nations to utilize its distinct advantages, it must strengthen its position in global governance……Implementation of the post-2015 development agenda ulti­mately depends on the political will of Member States to carry it through. Therefore, success will depend on whether all countries contribute to the reform of global governance and use their policy space to implement poli­cies that promote the three dimensions of sustainable development in an integrated manner. However, national States have tended to commit them­selves to those solutions that are in their narrow national interest or do not interfere with what they perceive as their national sovereignty, and/ or those from which they are expecting to maximize their national inter­est at the expense of others, either by domination or by free-riding (Kaul, 2013). While global challenges continue to be viewed from this narrow perspective, the probability of failing to address them will remain high. The need for responsible sovereignty, one of the five principles presented in Section II above, is more than relevant in this context. In this regard, ECOSOC should take an initiative on how to operationalize this prin­ciple. Responsible sovereignty is, no doubt, a necessary condition for States to cooperate in creating the conditions for the realization of internation­ally recognized rights and freedoms and to act according to the other key principles of global governance put forward in this report: common but differentiated responsibilities, inclusiveness, transparency, accountability and coherence. Likewise, the relevance of the United Nations in global economic governance largely depends on how much Member States are willing to strengthen the Organization, so that it may become a more ef­fective factor in global economic governance for implementing a post-2015 development agenda for the benefit of all.”

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January 13, 2017

Drain the FCC swamp

Paul Driessen

While I tend to focus on EPA, Interior, Energy and environmental topics, we all know the need to "drain the Washington swamp” goes well beyond those few agencies and issues. The entire morass needs cleaning, cleansing and draining. In this well-crafted article, my colleague Eric Steinmann offers compelling reasons why the FCC swamp should be high on the Trump Administration list.

Drain the FCC swamp

This obsolete vestige of the New Deal should be dissolved

Eric Steinmann

President-Elect Donald Trump is looking for bold actions to "drain the swamp” in Washington, DC and free America’s economy, so that it can once again become the global leader and innovator. A great place to start would be abolishing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

President Ronald Reagan ended his first term by abolishing the Civil Aeronautics Board. The CAB determined air passenger routes, airline slots at airports and ticket prices. The agency was an obsolete relic from Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. Its elimination freed the airline industry for unprecedented growth and expanding service to nearly a billion airline passengers a year.

The FCC is another obsolete vestige of the New Deal. It is what happens in Washington when people with little or no experience in actual business dream up regulations and schemes to expand their influence as they see fit, with a virtually unlimited budget and few or no checks and balances.

FCC Commissioners have their own funding source, they answer to no one, the courts defer to them for some unknown reason, and they dream up new and different perceived problems that they can "solve” with more rules – in the process destroying honest American-style competition, time and again.

The wireless communications industry, once an example of American technological prowess, creativity and beneficial competition, has been largely relegated to four big companies and many small FCC-subsidized companies. Instead of competing for the good will and business of American consumers, they often line up to seek more FCC favors.

So what is the FCC doing right now?

* It is spending a purported quarter-billion dollars to auction a radio spectrum that rightfully belongs to the American public. It did so in a manner devised by highly paid thought leaders and game theorists, causing small businesses which wanted to participate to run afoul of its overly complex rules and have to withdraw in the first week.

* It’s crafting programs to further subsidize rural telephone companies under a 1930s era Universal Service landline concept that the commissioners have never relinquished – supposedly to provide broadband in rural areas where very serviceable broadband already exists. Worse, they plan to subsidize competition against small businesses that are providing that broadband and cannot afford the lawyers and hassles to go through cumbersome approval processes and become additional FCC sycophants.

* The FCC still refuses to end subsidies to rural phone companies that are part of a 70-year-old program that charges hundreds or even thousands of dollars to companies that want to compete with established entities. Would-be newcomers are compelled to interconnect with existing companies, many of which are notorious for setting up free sex chat lines and conference calling, and for extorting fees per call-minute from those upstart newcomers – while the established companies have their operating costs essentially paid for by the FCC.

* The agency continues to sit on rulings that have been pending for well over 13 years, to effectively punish companies it doesn’t favor or preclude them from getting any legal determination of their rights. In the process, the FCC violates its own rules, which require that such rulings be issued in five months.

* It continues to take every opportunity to further the interests of certain wealthy foreign monopolists who have donated to the commissioners’ affiliated causes, at the expense of American businesses that are trying to compete. In so doing, the FCC employs perverse policy actions or interpretations, to punish or largely put out of business any competitors that are not participating in one of its tentacle programs.

* The FCC is also preventing the full utilization of existing broadcast spectrum and putting wholly unreasonable burdens on companies that are trying to construct new and improved infrastructure on which our nation’s networks operate. It is doing this by suspending all such construction, until Indian tribes with no historical connection to a region have given the go-ahead at a snail’s pace and at a permit cost that has no upper FCC limit, but which often exceeds the cost of constructing the actual towers.

Adding insult to injury, the FCC has decreed that American businesses must pay whatever the tribes ask, and that only the FCC may communicate with the tribes. The agency has hired a number of additional personnel to conduct these sovereign-to-sovereign discussions, one tribe at a time. But in the many months since this untenable situation has been brought to the agency’s attention, it has not (to the best of our knowledge) had even one discussion or addressed one case of price gouging – nor has it provided any valid or convincing reason for its inaction.

The communications industry can largely self-regulate and can certainly negotiate and settle any disputes over construction and other infrastructure matters. If they reach an impasse, the courts or other government agencies can be asked to intervene.

There is no need to issue more broadband spectrum at this time. If a need can be demonstrated, the Department of Commerce’s Patent & Trademark Administration or the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) could handle any needed registration.

President Trump should shut down the FCC and its inane government make-work programs. This would save the American People billions of dollars annually and allow competition to flourish.

It is not too late to open the marketplace and allow America’s communications industry to new ways to benefit our nation’s consumers, in an era when they deserve to reap the blessings of the numerous incredible technological breakthroughs of recent years.

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Eric Steinmann is an executive with Clear Talk Wireless.

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Black College Raises $280 K for Band to Attend Trump Inaugural

Dana Mathewson

This is the sort of thing you like to see!

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/01/13/historically-black-college-raises-280k-for-trump-inauguration-appearance.html

With two days left in their fundraising campaign, Talladega College’s marching band received more than three times what they need to get to Washington, D.C. to participate in President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration celebrations next week

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FBI Black Op on Trump

Timothy Birdnow

The Obama Administration has tried to deligitimize Donald Trump, claiming the Russians "hacked" the election to get Trump the Presidency. Numerous people inside the U.S. government are insisting this to be the case - despite a lack of evidence - and this is leading to people like Still in Saigon John McCain to demand congressional investigations and some even calling ti an "act of war" with Obama promising retaliatory strikes.

Then a bogus document surfaced claiming Trump was being blackmailed by the Russians.

Now we this; the Federal Bureau of Investigation sought to use FISA warrants to spy on Donald Trump and his people.

According to the Zero Hedge:

"A new report released today features both the FBI seeking to launch a surveillance operation against an active US presidential campaign, and the ultra-rare case of the FISA courts actually turning down an FBI request to conduct surveillance against somebody.

The report, originating at the Guardian, claims that the FBI had sought broad surveillance powers over four high-ranking members of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign during the election, claiming them to have had contact with Russian officials.

The FISA court turned the request down, telling investigators they needed to narrow the request.

Though the four are not directly named in the report, it is related to claims in a dossier of Russia having substantial blackmail dirt on Trump, and that dossier centered heavily around accusations against a handful of Trump campaign personnel, including Carter Page, Paul Manafort, and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, along with Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, meaning some of them may well be among the targets"

End excerpt.

Andrew McCarthy has this to say:

"The reason the Wall theory was absurd was that a rogue agent would surely manufacture evidence of a crime before he'd manufacture a national-security angle. The process of getting a traditional wiretap is straightforward: FBI crim-div agents and a district assistant U.S. attorney (AUSA) write the supporting affidavit; it gets approved by the AUSA's supervisors; then it is submitted to the Justice Department's electronic-surveillance unit; after that unit's approval, the attorney general's designee signs off; then the AUSA and the FBI present the application to a district judge. FISA wiretaps, by contrast, go through a completely different, more difficult and remote chain of command. In it, the district AUSA and FBI crim-div agents who started the investigation get cut out of the process, which is taken over by Main Justice's National Security Division and the FBI's national-security agents. In other words, if we assume an agent is inclined to be a rogue, it would be far easier (and less likely of detection) to trump up evidence of a crime in order to satisfy the probable-cause standard for a traditional wiretap than to manufacture a national-security threat in order to get a FISA wiretap. No rational rogue would do it.

But now, let's consider the press reports — excerpted in David French's Corner post — that claim that the Obama Justice Department and the FBI sought FISA warrants against Trump insiders, and potentially against Donald Trump himself, during the last months and weeks of the presidential campaign. It's an interesting revelation, particularly in light of last fall's media consternation over "banana republic" tactics against political adversaries, triggered by Trump's vow to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate serious allegations of criminal misconduct against Hillary Clinton — consternation echoed by Senate Democrats during Tuesday's confirmation hearing for attorney-general nominee Jeff Sessions.

From the three reports, from the Guardian, Heat Street, and the New York Times, it appears the FBI had concerns about a private server in Trump Tower that was connected to one or two Russian banks. Heat Street describes these concerns as centering on "possible financial and banking offenses." I italicize the word "offenses" because it denotes crimes. Ordinarily, when crimes are suspected, there is a criminal investigation, not a national-security investigation.

According to the New York Times (based on FBI sources), the FBI initially determined that the Trump Tower server did not have "any nefarious purpose." But then, Heat Street says, "the FBI's counter-intelligence arm, sources say, re-drew an earlier FISA court request around possible financial and banking offenses related to the server."

Again, agents do not ordinarily draw FISA requests around possible crimes. Possible crimes prompt applications for regular criminal wiretaps because the objective is to prosecute any such crimes in court. (It is rare and controversial to use FISA wiretaps in criminal prosecutions.) FISA applications, to the contrary, are drawn around people suspected of being operatives of a (usually hostile) foreign power."

End excerpt.

So, this has nothing to do with the salacious accusations made against Trump in the "dossier' about golden showers and other blackmail material.

In short, this was the use of the power of the Federal Government to attempt to manipulate and interfere with the free elections of the United States. If you were to flip this on it's head and susbstitute Russians for FBI you would have grounds for war.

This smells exactly like an ACORN operation. Now who cut his teeth on ACORN operations? Who was it who had divorce records unsealed by a judge to dig dirt on his political opponent when he was running for the Senate? Who won every election up until 2008 by forfeit after dirt appeared on his opponents?

This looks exactly like the campaign style of Barack Hussein Obama.

In 1996 when Obama decided to run for the Illinois Senate there was a crowded field which included Ulmer Lynch, Jr, Gha-is Askia and Marc Ewell as well as the woman who had vacated the seat to run unsuccessfully for the U.S. Congress - Alice Palmer. Obama's aid filed objections to the legitimacy of all of these candidates. The highly politicized Chicago Board of Elections disqualified all of the candidates except Obama by claiming invalid signiatures on their petitions. Two brought lawsuits in Federal court but, without the internet, couldn't disprove the claims of the CBE even though they disqualified on average 62% of the signiatures. Obama won by default.

According to this website:

"Altogether, Obama’s four opponents submitted 5,865 signatures. Obama and Davis’s lawyer had to carefully scrutinize all 5,865 signatures before the attorney for the Davis-Obama state senate campaign filed formal objections with the CBOE. Because the Davis-Obama lawyer challenged more than 4,000 of Obama’s opponents’ 5,865 signatures, the attorney needed to attend a minimum of two or three full days of hearings while the CBOE compared the signatures from Obama’s opponents with the signatures that the CBOE had on file."

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Obama then ran unopposed in 2002, in a gerrymandered district designed to keep him in power.

When he ran for the U.S. Senate he had marvelously good luck. Peter Fitzgerald, the Republican who held the seat, was stepping down for murky reasons and Carol Mosley Braun, the Senator Fitzgerald defeated to win said seat, decided not to run for her old seat as she was dogged by corruption charges.

During the primary he faced off against a very well funded Blair Hull, whom he destroyed with allegations of spousal abuse. http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2008/08/obamas_bag_of_tricks.html


Obama wound up running against Republican Jack Ryan, and, desperate for some dirty trick to win, he got a friendly judge to unseal Ryan's divorce records which included some unsavory allegations made against him by his ex-wife. In other words, Obama cheated, and Ryan had to drop out of the race. Political pundit Alan Keyes came in to run, but not being from Illinois he had little chance and Obama sailed to victory.


He has been guilty of dirty trickery ever since.

During the Presidential primary Obama accused Hillary clinton of rank racism. He bullied superdelegate3s into supporting him, according to Roger Simon:

" that Obama operatives were calling members of Congress, all of whom were superdelegates, and threatening to find, fund and run primary opponents against them if they committed to Hillary.

David Plouffe, Obama's campaign manager, told me his campaign did not do this, though Steve Hildebrand did say that superdelegates were reminded that some would see a racial dimension to overturning the decision of pledged delegates. "We definitely made that argument," Hildebrand said"

Emd excerpt.

And he created the "Obama Truth Squad" WHICH WAS COMPOSED OF PROSECUTORS AND OTHERS IN POSTIIONS TO STRONGARM oBAMA OPPONENTS.

He used the IRS to bully enemies, denying them tax exempt status and whatnot. He has allowed the National Security Agency to collect all manner of data on Americans. He maintained a database on voters and donors, suggesting he may have dirt on them as well. When he ran against Romney he dug up Joe Soptic, and claimed his wife died because Bain Capital - Romney's company - closed the plant where Soptic worked (she actually died many years later.)

Then take the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Obama demanded they pay for abortions and birth control, and they could not do so and be true to their faith. He threatened them with titanic fines if they refused to comply. He was willing to destroy the entire order to get his way.

Barack Obama is very willing to attack, even destroy, his enemies. Donald Trump plans to dismantle his "legacy" and Obama would not shy from the foulest of attacks if it suited him.

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January 12, 2017

Hungary to Boot Soros

Dana Mathewson

I'd say somebody has the right idea!

https://apple.news/AOARLiWa8Pi2vu0BstgLH3A

Hungary Looks to ‘Sweep Away’ Soros-Linked Organisations
Breitbart News

A Hungarian MP has announced a proposal to "sweep away" non-governmental organisations linked to Hungarian-born left wing financier billionaire George Soros and his Open Society Foundations

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Why Libs Resent Middle America

Jack Kemp forwards this:

http://nypost.com/2017/01/11/why-liberal-elites-are-so-resentful-of-middle-america/
Why liberal elites are so resentful of middle America
By Salena Zito
January 11, 2017

This week we saw a few perfect examples of why liberal coastal elites are so resentful of middle America: It’s because the supposed rubes and rednecks aren’t more resentful of the elites — or, more specifically, the elites’ "success.”
They don’t aspire to be like their self-appointed betters.

Some Americans just don’t need much; they don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting to have a 1,500-square-foot house, watch football and go to church on Sunday. They don’t want to leave their hometowns to come to Silicon Valley or Washington, DC, or Manhattan. They place great value on community and living near family and carrying out family traditions.

That’s not hate, that’s not stupidity, that’s not racism — it’s their own version of the American dream.
On Monday Ned Resinkoff, a senior editor for the progressive ThinkProgress, wrote in detail about how rattled he was that his plumber, "a middle-aged white guy with a southern accent,” may have voted for Donald Trump.
The idea that his plumber may have different political beliefs left Resnikoff so rattled he "couldn’t shake the sense of potential danger.”

Two days earlier Melinda Byerley, founder of a Silicon Valley-based tech startup that does "free-range, artisanal, organic, customized marketing” with "Birkenstocks-on-the-ground expertise,” tweeted her expert opinion on Middle America’s jobs-`attraction problem.

It wasn’t very nice.

First she said Middle America needs to realize "no educated person wants to live in a s- -t-hole with stupid people,” which is why she said more big corporations don’t move to the Heartland: "Those towns have nothing going for them,” with "no infrastructure, just a few bars and a terrible school system.”

Educated people such as herself wouldn’t live in rural areas because they won’t sacrifice their superior tolerance and diversity to do so. Nor do her highly educated friends want to live in states where the majority of residents "don’t want brown people to thrive.”

Read the whole thing.





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Restoring the Core Mission in the Military

Dana mathewson

Hoo-Ah!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/11/trump-pentagon-likely-to-abandon-social-experiments-for-core-mission-under-mattis-say-experts.html

The Pentagon could be poised for a rapid about-face under the Trump administration, with the Obama administration’s push for social reform surrendering to what could be an old-school emphasis on combat readiness and the spirit of the United States military

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The Clinton Defense

Dana Mathewson

We knew it was only a matter of time...

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/01/11/sailor-who-used-clinton-defense-after-mishandling-classified-info-seeks-pardon.html

A former Navy sailor who mishandled classified information, then compared his case to Hillary Clinton's in a failed bid to avoid prison time, has now asked President-elect Donald Trump to pardon him.

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The Dance of the Marionette

Timothy Birdnow

I wrote this poem a number of years back, where it was published in the now defunct Poetry Renewal. I think it fits the modern era of fake news perfectly:

See the wooden marionette dancing on a string.
Upon your set it does a show, prancing like a king!
A hollow mouth on wooden head carved out of Eden`s tree
Into your home, into your bed, in stereo color teevee!

The dummy Head lively and gay, or sorrowful and grave
The words it said or didn`t say, those stories that it gave
To tell you how to think and feel, and which way you should go
Before the puppet all should kneel and worship at the show!

The puppet master tugs the threads-the words the puppet brings.
Its mouth moves faster; words of dread, or marvelous shocking things.
It does not matter what is on, CNN or NBC
The buzz and chatter`s never gone, the spin rolls constantly.

The marionette would rule the Earth if left to its` device
But it`s a fool of little worth with empty, vain advice.
A mouth without a living brain, an eye that cannot see
A bout of madness, reign of pain, a lie, a left wing spree!

The puppet thinks it pulls the strings and whispers in the ears
The Master spreads out full his wings, and laughs at what he hears!
The puppet is the slave, you see, and works its` lords` desire
And in the end its grave will be as kindling for his fire!

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American Media Creates a Potemkin Village with Trump "Dossier"

Timothy Birdnow

Here was the opening salvo of the phony soldier news about Trump being compromised by the Russians. That pain-in-the-foot David Corn posted this hit piece in Mother Jones back in October.

From the article:

"The Clinton campaign and others criticized Comey for intervening in a presidential campaign by breaking with Justice Department tradition and revealing information about an investigation—information that was vague and perhaps ultimately irrelevant—so close to Election Day. On Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid upped the ante. He sent Comey a fiery letter saying the FBI chief may have broken the law and pointed to a potentially greater controversy: "In my communications with you and other top officials in the national security community, it has become clear that you possess explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisors, and the Russian government…The public has a right to know this information."

End excerpt.

So there you have it; Harry Reid pushed this back in August to try to destroy Trump. He demanded the release of this fake news prior to the election, but there was nothing, nada, zip, the null set, to verify this nonsense. (I would like to point out that Donald Trump is a germophobe and wouldn't be at all interested in watching women urinate in his presence.)

Corn, a pure partisan hack masquerading as a journalist, did not include the "document" and he now claims he did not do so because it was unverified - but he was happy to report how "explosive" it was.

In fact, the source of this information was a Democrat operative. As Corn notes:

"In June, the former Western intelligence officer—who spent almost two decades on Russian intelligence matters and who now works with a US firm that gathers information on Russia for corporate clients—was assigned the task of researching Trump's dealings in Russia and elsewhere, according to the former spy and his associates in this American firm. This was for an opposition research project originally financed by a Republican client critical of the celebrity mogul. (Before the former spy was retained, the project's financing switched to a client allied with Democrats.)"

End excerpt.

Soooo,

The Republican Establishment started the ball rolling on this and then the Democrats picked up the baton - and the tab.

This is a monstrous lie concocted to destroy Donald Trump.

A few questions:

First, if the media succeeds at this they will put Mike Pence in office. I wonder if they have thought out the implications of this? Pence is not Gerald Ford, and he is not going to wind up as a place sitter until the "true" President can take his place. Apparently the Left thinks this is the way it will play out. They are wrong.

Second, has it occured to anyone that it could well be the Russians who are waging a disinformation campaign here? If the Russians brought Hillary down, as the left claims, then are they perhaps not trying to bring down Trump as well? This has the hallmark of a KGB black op.

Now, personally I don't believe that; far more likely OUR spooks are waging black op warfare, with the blessing and complicity of the Democrats and news media. Any way you slice it it is the fakest of fake news.

This is far too pat, too fitting to the meme the left has been pushing. And look how it has hit just before Trump is to be sworn in. See, they couldn't afford to drop this after Trump became President because this is, in their desperate hopes to stop Trump, a reason to suspend his swearing in.

Another question; why hire hookers to pee on a bed when Trump could just have done the deed himself - a more satisfying thing if you want to show your disrespect for the Obamas, which is what the whole incident is alleged to have been about. If I wanted to symbolically whiz on Mr. Obama (as the Muslims might say, pee be upon him!) I would far prefer to do it myself.

And those who are pushing this story knew they wouldn't have Trump's DNA, so they had to say it was the work of working girls.

Russian news source Pravda has this to say about things:

"Fake news came about the same time as Pizzagate, if you look at google trends fake news came, spiked and ended exactly when Pizzagate broke, peaked and ended. And, of course, everyone knows Pizzagate was the poster child of fake news. The big boys in the high places of power would never mess with children. Just like we all know Catholic priests and British school masters would never, ever mess with children....

And, so now we have the mothership of a CNN, Buzzfeed, breaking story. Russia, the place of all evil, is center stage. Where else would someone have prostitutes pee on a bed? Where else would the prostitute partakers and revelers with Mr. Trump be "silenced". Russia of course. The only thing missing in this story is Mr. Putin himself at the peefest orgies.

BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith sent an email to his staff about the golden showers peegate release, and he said, there is "serious reason to doubt the allegations..." And, then he said, which is really heinous and indicative of the state of news in the USA "but publishing this dossier reflects how we see the job of reporters in 2017." In America, there is really no news source you can trust. It has come to that.

So now for the good part of the story.

Users on the subreddit r/The_Donald and 4chan's /pol/ forum claim they made up the story as a joke, a hoax. On Nov. 1, 2016, they wrote a post that says, "So they took what I told Rick Wilson and added a Russian spy angle to it. They still believe it. Guys, they're truly fucking desperate-there's no remaining Trump scandal that's credible," Rick Wilson was the dupe, an anti-Trump operative who wanted to run with the "story".

The only problem was the entire story was an elaborate hoax, like a cartoon Cold War spy story, with golden showers, prostitutes, Russian intrigue all thrown in for good measure. It was a joke for Pete's sake. It went from Rick Wilson who then fed to some one, who fed it to John McCain, and then to the intelligence agencies and then it was leaked to CNN and then Buzzfeed published it. "

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And in another article"Needless to say that no one has seen the video, but the story per se is definitely a bombshell.

Generally speaking, American policy makers have a serious obsession about natural bodily functions. Last year, for example, it was reported that an unidentified individual, presumably a Russian intelligence officer, defecated on the carpet in an apartment of an American diplomat. Of course, no evidence was presented whatsoever.

Interestingly, the "investigation" was conducted by another "independent expert", this time from the UK. Shortly before the publication of the British dossier on Trump, Britain's Foreign Minister Boris Johnson stated, visiting the United States, that one should stop demonizing Russia.

Let's get back to the report. Bloggers and social networkers wondered where the information about Donald Trump's leisure time in Moscow could come from. The story, as it appears, can be found on 4chan as high class fake news. The fake news was most likely launched on the net by Hillary Clinton's diehard supporters. Pravda says:"

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This story is so over the top and so obviously politically motivated that I suspect it is bombing with the American People, and I suspect further that flash polls show this, which is why the media is starting to tiptoe around it.

And they accuse Breitbart or Druge of fake news!

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An Excellent Assessment of the campaign against ISIS

Wil Wirtanen

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/01/obamas_phony_war_on_isis.html

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Don't Help a Good Russkie Go Bad

This is my blogpost that appeared at American Thinker the other day. I have restored my original title.

Timothy Birdnow

At least five foreign actors hacked into Hillary's private e-mail server.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/fbi-document-drop-hostile-foreign-actors-infiltrated-hillary-clintons-homebrew-email-server/

Somehow I doubt they were all Russian.

Shouldn't Hillary be at least partly culpable since she offered such an inviting target? Shouldn't John Podesta be blamed for using "password" as his secure password and clicking on a "larger penis" ad?

In the City of St. Louis there is a law saying you cannot warm your car up on winter days and not be in attendance. Why? They put that law in effect because people were starting their cars and leaving them unattended while they warmed, and ne'er-do-wells were stealing them. You can say it's blaming the victim and it is, but the logic cannot be argued, which is that crimes of opportunity are being committed. You have a duty to minimize such opportunities.

There used to be a slogan years ago "don't help a good boy go bad" which was dutifully promoted by liberals. The notion was that offering temptation through opportunities to commit crimes was a form of complicity with the crime. (I don't agree; crime is ultimately bad morality.) Hillary clearly did not practice this.

Or how about "loose lips sink ships"? Hill's lips were apt to sink the Titanic.

In point of fact the left has always excused criminality in an effort to promote their sense of social justice (just look at the hoops they have jumped through to ignore Trayvon Martin or Mike Brown or the gang who tortured the mentally disabled kid in Chicago) and yet now they declare Russia guilty, guilty GUILTY! because their ox has been gored. Well, Russia can be viewed as underprivileged if you use their standards, so why are they so uptight?197

And backed by sociological studies like the 1970's Crime as Opportunity http://www.articlesbase.com/criminal-articles/10-principles-of-crime-opportunity-theory-felson-and-clarke-1998-1304844.html or the 1998 Opportunity Makes the Thief papers the Left has systematically put the burden of crime prevention on the victim and not the criminal who is often seen as a victim of society.

It is the entirety of the gun control argument. Sociologist Arthure Clarke, one of the authors of these studies. argue:
https://crimesciencejournal.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/2193-7680-1-3

"Third, in the same publication we sought to explain why rates of homicide were eight times greater in the United States than in England and Wales during the mid-1980s, when rates for most other crimes differed little between the two countries. This difference was the result of a much higher rate of gun homicides in the United States, particularly handgun homicides, which in turn was due to much higher levels of gun ownership – a situational variable – in that country than in England and Wales."

So if guns kill people and not people and we must restrict gun ownership, why isn't Hillary blamed for leaving an unlocked firearm laying around in cyberspace?

Remember how the media excused the rioting in Ferguson? Well, the opportunity was there and who can blame them? That was largely the case made by the defenders of the rioters, and yet now we are not supposed to think that way. Rioting is understandable, hacking somehow is not, even when you leave a "rob me" sign on your digital doorstep.


In the end, hers was criminal carelessness. If you hit a pedestrian because you are texting you will be charged with a crime. Hillary plowed over the American voters with her Scooby Van while politically texting. Shouldn't there be some sort of culpability for that?

Hey, the Russians just took advantage of a golden opportunity, if indeed it even WAS the Russians.

Tim blogs at The Aviary www.tbirdnow.mee.nu




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January 11, 2017

Cowzilla


Dana Mathewson

Veddy interestink! No comments yet from the dummies who want to eliminate cows due to the methane in their flatulance?

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/01/11/cows-as-big-as-elephants-may-soon-roam-europe.html

Standing nearly as tall as an elephant, the auroch grazed for 250,000 years until its extinction in 1627.

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Democrats Add Insult to Injury with Restoration of Insulting Racist Painting and the Threat of Charges

Dana Mthewson

Dems certainly in the process of committing suicide!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/10/missouri-lawmaker-seeks-to-press-charges-against-rep-over-painting-removal.html

Democratic lawmakers put back on display on Capitol Hill a controversial painting that angered police with its depiction of officers as pigs -- after Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter personally took down the picture last week.

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Streep verrsus Obama

Jack Kemp

\Meryl Streep got all upset about something Trump said about a reporter. But when Obama made fun of Special Olympics bowlers on the Tonight Show http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/5020442/Barack-Obama-makes-special-Olympics-gaffe-on-Jay-Lenos-The-Tonight-Show.html ; that didn't bother her. Look, the election itself is the best reply to Streep.

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Three Cheers for Piers; A Streep Smackdown

Jack Kemp

Here's the Piers Morgan quote:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4102026/PIERS-MORGAN-Sorry-Meryl-hypocritical-anti-Trump-rant-easily-worst-performance-career-apart-time-gave-child-rapist-standing-ovation.html#ixzz4VKGuqrNI

To highlight just one example of Streep’s shocking hypocrisy, what about the 2003 Oscars when she leaped to her feet and gave child rapist Roman Polanski a standing ovation after he was announced as winner of Best Director (at the Academy Awards) for The Pianist?

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Ft. Lauderdale Shooter Converted to Islam Long Ago

Jack Kemp forwards this:

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2017/01/airport-shooter-converted-islam-identified-aashiq-hammad-years-joining-army/
Airport Shooter Converted to Islam, Identified as Aashiq Hammad Years Before Joining Army
JANUARY 10, 2017

The Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter is a Muslim convert who years before joining the U.S. Army took on an Islamic name (Aashiq Hammad), downloaded terrorist propaganda and recorded Islamic religious music online, according to public records dug up by the investigative news site of an award-winning, California journalist. This is pertinent information that the Obama administration apparently wants to keep quiet, bringing up memories of the Benghazi cover up, in which the president and his cohorts knowingly lied to conceal that Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. Special Mission in Libya.

Information is slowly trickling out that links the Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter to radical Islam while the official story from authorities is that the gunman is a mentally ill, Hispanic Army veteran named Esteban Santiago that became unhinged after a tour in Iraq. Only one mainstream media outlet mentions the possibility of Santiago’s "jihadist identity,” burying it in a piece about New York possibly being his initial target. A paragraph deep in the story mentions that investigators recovered Santiago’s computer from a pawn shop and the FBI is examining it to determine whether he created a "jihadist identity for himself using the name Aashiq Hammad…” The reset of the traditional mainstream media coverage promotes the government rhetoric that omits any ties to terrorism even though early on a photo surfaced of Santiago making an ISIS salute while wearing a keffiyeh, a Palestinian Arab scarf.

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