19 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-12-19

  1. Yesterday the “Marked safe” feature on Facebook was used to let folks know who was safe and had not been suicided by the Clintons. 🙂

    Someone should check on these folks soon. Their cameras probably weren’t recording either….. coincidentally, of course…..

    Epstein is gone, but his co-conspirators aren’t.

    https://nypost.com/2019/08/10/meet-jeffrey-epsteins-gang-of-accused-slave-recruiters/

    “Meet Jeffrey Epstein’s gang of accused slave ‘recruiters’”

    “Jeffrey Epstein maintained his financial empire — and his perverted sideline of preying on underage girls for sex — with the aid of an army of alleged enablers, many of whom he kept in one Upper East Side building and lavished with perks.

    The convicted pedophile, 66, who died Saturday of an apparent suicide after being found unresponsive in his Manhattan prison cell, frequently took his assistants shopping to designer boutiques in Paris on his private jet.

    He paid for unlimited salon services at tony Frederic Fekkai in Manhattan and gourmet take-out meals from Le Cirque.

    One assistant received a Mercedes and a nanny for her newborn to make her commute easier.

    A battalion of lawyers, pilots and models who worked for Epstein stayed at a doorman highrise in Manhattan — the epicenter of the Epstein empire — in apartments controlled by him and his real estate investor brother Mark, public records show.

    Many of the units at 301 East 66th St. were owned by a New York shell company registered in Columbus, Ohio, the home base of Victoria’s Secret owner and Epstein’s billionaire benefactor Leslie Wexner, according to records.

    The white-brick post-war building was also the gilded cage where the billionaire trapped and preyed on many of his under-aged victims — sometimes with the aid of his army of enablers.

    Girls recruited as models from around the world were brought to the US and the building by MC2, a modeling company run by Epstein pal Jean-Luc Brunel. The company was financed by Epstein beginning in 2003, court papers show.

    The girls passed through various apartments in the building where assistants arranged for their work visas, booked travel and modeling jobs. Some were also dispatched for other duties to Epstein’s nearby mansion on East 71st Street, court papers say.

    Epstein “was the one who said who stays in what apartment,” said Maritza Vasquez, who worked as a bookkeeper for MC2, in a 2010 deposition made public last month.

    “Epstein and Brunel would then obtain a visa for these girls, then would charge the underage girls rent,” court documents say.”

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  2. So what do you think the fraud known as April Ryan would be doing if she were treated this way by security at let’s say….. a Trump rally?

    You know the answer. CNN needs to fire her.

    And yes, the second link has the video.

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    https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/08/10/hotel-surveillance-footage-proving-april-ryans-bodyguard-violently-dragged-reporter-out-of-building-784171

    “Newly obtained video surveillance footage proves that April Ryan’s security guard placed his hands on a local New Jersey reporter during an event held last week at The Heldrich Hotel in downtown New Brunswick, New Jersey.

    Seen below, the footage shows what happened after New Brunswick Today reporter Charlie Kratovil’s camera was snatched from him by Ryan’s security guard: He followed the guard to the lobby, retrieved his camera from him and was then grabbed by the guard and dragged out of the building.”

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  3. And then maybe CNN can get around to updating their sob story on the poor illegal….. who killed the father of five.

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    Does specimen sound racist to you? I think it might be…..

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  4. It doesn’t make sense to keep rounding up these illegal criminals if you aren’t also going after the ringleaders.

    https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2019/08/10/mississippi-employers-willfully-hired-illegals-prosecuted/

    “Mississippi Employers “Willfully” Hired Illegals And Should Be Prosecuted”

    “That big set of raids on seven Mississippi businesses employing hundreds of illegal aliens is turning up some interesting data. The fact that nearly seven hundred of their workers were in the country illegally and ineligible to hold jobs is bad enough, but it’s increasingly clear that the employers knew about it and were actively engaged in breaking the law.

    Six of seven Mississippi chicken processing plants raided Wednesday were “willfully and unlawfully” employing people who lacked authorization to work in the United States, including workers wearing electronic monitoring bracelets at work for previous immigration violations, according to unsealed court documents.

    Federal investigators behind the biggest immigration raid in a decade relied on confidential informants inside the plants in addition to data from the monitoring bracelets to help make their case, according to the documents.

    The sworn statements supported the search warrants that led a judge to authorize Wednesday’s raids, and aren’t official charges, but give the first detailed look at the evidence involved in what Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have described as a yearlong investigation.

    These employers are facing a lot of trouble, as well they should. One spokesperson for Koch Foods (one of the chicken processing plants that was raided) said they have, “a strict and thorough employment verification policy.” Seriously? Some of the employees were literally wearing ankle monitors from previous illegal immigration arrests. ICE reports that many of the workers were using their real names, but made-up social security numbers.

    Mississippi has a law on the books making the use of E-Verify mandatory when hiring. (It’s optional at the federal level.) If they ran any of those names and SSNs through the system they would have immediately seen that they weren’t legitimate. The investigation also suggests that some of the plant managers were submitting fraudulent timecards for imaginary workers and then keeping the paychecks for themselves. There was a lot more going on here than just illegal immigrant employment violations.

    The real problem is that so few executives at companies engaged in this activity are ever convicted and sentenced. You can deport all 700 of those illegal aliens and another 700 will show up to take their place in short order. ICE has been getting better about prosecuting the employers (the owner of a Tennessee meatpacking plant was sentenced to prison last year for similar charges) but it’s an uphill battle. Too often, the owners claim that they simply didn’t know it was going on and some low-level drone takes the fall. Others employ contracting firms to supply them with workers, shifting the blame to those third parties.”

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  5. Lied to by the Obama admin so they could push their reverse racist agenda?

    Please say it isn’t so….. again….. still…… 🙄

    https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2019/08/09/john-mcwhorter-lied-happened-ferguson/

    “John McWhorter: ‘We Were Lied To’ About What Happened In Ferguson ”

    “I made this point yesterday afternoon, but it’s good to have company. John McWhorter is an academic and author who describes himself as a Democrat but who occasionally veers from ideological orthodoxy on issues involving race. He also once worked for the conservative Manhattan Institute which means some people on the left view him as a Republican. So I’ll say upfront that while I don’t always agree with McWhorter, he’s often interesting to read and frequently says something a lot more reasonable than many other writers of similar think-pieces on these topics. And that’s the case again today on the 5th anniversary of the death of Michael Brown. From Slate:

    John Crawford, killed for holding up a toy. Eric Garner was basically pleading for his life. And these sorts of things are not happening once every five years. What was interesting about it was that finally white America could see what ails a lot of black America. I think a lot of very well-intentioned whites look at the race debate and think, “Why are black people still so upset? What’s the issue?” And a great deal of the issue has been the cops.

    But so much of what people remember about the August day Brown was killed is simply a myth. We can go on and on with various black men who were killed under conditions quite different from Ferguson. It’s inconvenient to me that the case that forever people will think about is the one where essentially we were lied to…

    When you saw the Department of Justice report, did that change how you thought about what you’ve been writing about for a year at that point?

    Yes. What happened in Ferguson was quite different from what we were told. No one can doubt now that Brown did not die with his hands up—he had been quite aggressive with Darren Wilson, and Darren Wilson shot him because he was afraid. Now, we can talk about Why did Darren Wilson have to shoot him to kill? That’s a whole conversation, as opposed to shooting him in the leg, but the idea that the “gentle giant” got shot with his hands up is a myth, and we’ve heard this even from the people who were watching.

    I have been quite disturbed that a major element in our intelligence and punditocracy pretends that the truth about Ferguson is somehow beside the point. You can assume that there is going to be a movie about Ferguson, and I’m sure they are probably shooting it now, and in the part where Michael Brown was killed you can be sure that they’re going to go in slow motion, they’re going to start with strobe lighting, the camera angles are going to get weird. The director and the writer are going to give interviews where they say that they wanted to make it clear that the truth is unsure, that there are varying perspectives. But no, the truth is quite simple.

    McWhorter makes it clear that he’s not saying there isn’t a problem between black Americans and the police. In fact, he thinks the other Justice Department report, the one that found all sorts of misbehavior by the mostly white police force, may help explain why Mike Brown reacted the way he did that day five years ago. I think he has a point there but you can’t really make that point (in my view) unless you’re also willing to tell the truth about Mike Brown (as McWhorter does).

    What bothers me about it is that it being untrue leaves black people who are concerned with where we are on race open to a charge of lying. There are so many cases where the facts are quite clear. And then there is a case that people will bring all the time, that there will be movies and plays about, which is based on a lie. And the lie is easy to find today with the internet.

    The most prominent case of a cop murdering a black man is one where we happen not to have been told the truth. Where you can always say, “Actually, that didn’t happen.” It’s not healthy because it’s going to stand in the way of constructive debate. It’ll leave many people wondering whether we were lied to about a lot of the other cases.”

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    And of course, Democrats are still spreading this manure all over the place.

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  6. Might be what set the shooter off?

    https://nypost.com/2019/08/09/suspected-dayton-shooter-connor-betts-slain-sister-was-reportedly-a-transgender-man/

    “The “sister” of the Dayton, Ohio, shooter who was killed during the attack identified as a transgender guy — although his family had no idea, according to a report and some of his own social media posts.

    Connor Betts’ 22-year-old sibling was named by authorities as Megan Betts in the days after the mass shooting, with cops releasing a statement saying relatives had lost “a daughter.”

    But he apparently went by the name Jordan Cofer, and identified as a male, although he was only “out” to a small circle of friends, according to Splinter News, which spoke to several of those pals anonymously.

    “Jordan was my closest friend,” one pal told the outlet. “He identified with he/him pronouns to people he trusted and knew would support him. Jordan was probably one of the sweetest people you would ever meet, a true saint, but he was also very scared constantly. He tried to give the best to everyone.”

    One of his friends also confirmed to The Post: “I did know that he was indeed a trans man.”

    On Sunday, the 24-year-old killer drove to a popular strip of bars and restaurants with Jordan — then made him one of the nine victims killed in the slaughter, officials said. Investigators have not yet identified his motive or whether his sibling was an intended target.

    But his gender likely didn’t play a role in his death because Betts had no clue about his brother’s trans status, a friend told Splinter News.”

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    But perhaps he found out, and that’s why she and her boyfriend were the first 2 victims.

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  7. Looks like Bernie’s staff took the April Ryan approach with the press. But remember, Trump is the real enemy of the press.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/bernie-sanders-staffers-manhandle-press-at-iowa-state-fair

    “The press pool erupted in chaos as Sanders left the campaign event, which was hosted by the Des Moines Register.

    “Do not put your hands on me. You keep pushing me,” the female photographer yelled at the staffer.

    Another journalist asked if a different female reporter was okay after she was pushed by Sanders’ campaign workers many times.

    Security for the event, as well as members of Sanders’ campaign, repeatedly grabbed and shoved members of the press. One staffer for the Des Moines Register pushed a gate into a reporter for the Washington Examiner after telling him that “not all press” would be allowed to follow Sanders around.

    In the press office, numerous journalists complained about what they saw as appalling treatment of the press.”

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  8. Things are escalating in Hong Kong.

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    https://nypost.com/2019/08/12/hong-kong-airport-shut-down-after-protesters-storm-inside/

    “Hong Kong’s airport canceled all flights Monday after thousands of pro-democracy protesters stormed into the main terminal of one of the world’s busiest travel hubs to denounce police violence.

    “Airport operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted … all flights have been canceled,” the city’s airport authority said in a statement. “All passengers are advised to leave the terminal buildings as soon as possible.”

    Hong Kong has been roiled by mass protests calling for democratic reforms and an independent investigation into police conduct, with both the demonstrators and police turning to more extreme tactics.

    In Beijing, the cabinet’s Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office issued a statement saying the situation in the former British colony was “beginning to show the sprouts of terrorism” and constituted an “existential threat” to the population of Hong Kong.

    “One must take resolute action toward this violent criminality, showing no leniency or mercy,” spokesman Yang Guang said in the statement.”

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  9. Voted most likely to suicide herself next……

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7347091/RICHARD-PENDLEBURY-Robert-Maxwells-daughter-spill-paedophile-Jeffrey-Epsteins-secrets.html

    “RICHARD PENDLEBURY: Will Robert Maxwell’s daughter spill paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s secrets to FBI?

    Rumours swirl that Ghislaine Maxwell is ready to co-operate US authorities

    Socialite daughter of the disgraced late media tycoon Robert Maxwell accused

    Ghislaine Maxwell has been described as the ‘madam of the house’ by staff

    Virginia Roberts alleged in a document that Miss Maxwell took part in sex”

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    Just a reminder……

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  10. For those who actually care about such things, which obviously Democrats don’t, another good outcome from Trump’s clamp down.

    Less human trafficking thanks to Trump, and in spite of Democrat efforts to stop border enforcement.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/anti-trafficking-leader-praises-ice-trump

    “Anti-sex trafficking leader praises ICE, Trump: ‘No question’ he’s done more than previous presidents”

    “Director and activist Jaco Booyens touted President Trump’s historic work in fighting sex trafficking and defended Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as “incredible people” who helped keep children safe.

    Fox News host Mark Levin asked Booyens whether Trump did more to address the issue than other presidents, including former President Barack Obama. “No question,” Booyens responded on “Life, Liberty, and Levin,” airing Sunday.

    Booyens said that despite all the criticism surrounding ICE, the agency has become a vital partner in combatting sex trafficking.

    “These are incredible men and women that help us … incredible people who actually go and keep America’s children safe. This president has empowered them to do so,” he told Levin.”

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  11. The anti-Semitics running the EU are pulling a trick out of Hitler’s book. Normally I avoid referencing Hitler when talking politics, that’s a Democrat thing, but in this case, it’s completely accurate.

    https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2019/08/11/eu-preparing-put-warning-labels-jewish-products/

    “The European Union is preparing to add warning labels on Jewish products made in Israel. Not content with generations of antisemitism before and after the Holocaust, Europe’s ruling class apparently thinks it’s a good idea to push what is the equivalent of an in kind contribution to the boycott, divestment, and sanction movement.

    Per The Washington Free Beacon.

    The European Union is poised to mandate that Israeli products made in contested territories carry consumer warning labels, a decision that could trigger American anti-boycott laws and open up what legal experts describe as a “Pandora’s box” of litigation, according to multiple sources involved in the legal dispute who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

    The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice recently issued non-binding opinion arguing that EU law requires Israeli-made products to be labeled as coming from “settlements” and “Israeli colonies.”

    This kind of ridiculous language ignores everything we know about the rules of war and about the standards every other country on earth is held too. It’s not an illegal “settlement” or “colony” when you beat off almost a dozen Arab countries that were trying to eradicate you in a hot war. But because antisemitism is so pervasive, Israel gets held to a completely different standard and is expected to hand every piece of land they rightfully won back over to terrorist groups that want to destroy them. It’s mind-numbing.”

    Even dumber is that the same EU Advocate General who made this decision also decided that products from the same area must be labeled as coming from “Palestine,” which does not exist. This is pure politics and simply a hand out to anti-Semites pushing BDS.

    “The Advocate General’s opinion said that goods produced by Muslims are to be labeled from ‘Palestine,’ and goods produced by Jews labeled as coming from ‘Israeli colonies,’ Goldstein said. “Both people are living in the same geographic location, and yet Jewish goods are being treated differently.”

    With the Advocate General issuing his opinion, the matter now goes before the EU court, which is expected to make the decision binding.

    With the EU court’s 15 judge panel now poised to issue its own binding judgment in the case, legal experts are warning that a potential decision mandating such labeling could pave the way for goods from any disputed territory to receive such treatment.

    Keep in mind that labels dictating products are from settlements and colonies are not required of any other nation on earth. This is why BDS is inherently anti-Semitic. It seeks to apply barriers to the only Jewish state on the planet while applying no such barriers to far worse actors. The same people demanding Israel be boycotted and sanctioned are often against sanctions for countries like Iran or Venezuela. This is the position Rep. Ilhan Omar holds, for example.”

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    More….

    https://freebeacon.com/national-security/europe-poised-to-put-warning-labels-on-jewish-made-products/

    “With the EU court’s 15 judge panel now poised to issue its own binding judgment in the case, legal experts are warning that a potential decision mandating such labeling could pave the way for goods from any disputed territory to receive such treatment. The decision also could trigger U.S. anti-boycott laws meant to stop Israeli-made goods from being singled out for unfair treatment on the international market.

    Brooke Goldstein, a human rights lawyer and executive director of the Lawfare Project, which is involved in the legal dispute, described the EU court’s initial decision as “frankly outrageous.”

    “The Advocate General’s opinion said that goods produced by Muslims are to be labeled from ‘Palestine,’ and goods produced by Jews labeled as coming from ‘Israeli colonies,’ Goldstein said. “Both people are living in the same geographic location, and yet Jewish goods are being treated differently.”

    “Could the discrimination be any clearer?” she asked. “If the EU Court justifies this bigotry it will degrade the rule of law in Europe and it will undoubtedly have many unintended consequences for EU traders. My understanding is that certain consumer protection agencies have already filed complaints to demand the similar labeling of goods from other disputed territories. This labeling fiasco will turn into a nightmare for EU importers of goods from any and all countries involved in territorial disputes. I trust the court will maintain that goods must be labeled indicating the geographical location of origin, and reject the push to politicize labeling.””

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  12. Huh.

    That keeps getting left out of the story….

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    No wonder the media isn’t touching on this…..

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  14. Yep.

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  15. And remember, if you find any of this suspicious, you’re just a conspiracy nut according to the media.

    No cameras, and now we know his cellmate was transferred just hours before…..

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/jeffrey-epstein-checked-for-hours-apparent-suicide

    “Correctional officers at the New York City prison that was housing Jeffrey Epstein didn’t check in on him for hours leading up to his apparent suicide on Saturday, which occurred after his cellmate was transferred for reasons that were not immediately clear.”

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    Serious irregularities…..

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/jail-where-jeffrey-epstein-died-had-serious-irregularities-ag-barr-n1041421

    “Attorney General William Barr said Monday there were “serious irregularities” at the federal jail in New York where Jeffrey Epstein died in an apparent suicide.

    “I was appalled and frankly angry to learn of the (Metropolitan Correctional Center’s) failure to adequately secure this prisoner,” Barr said in a speech to a law enforcement group in New Orleans.

    “We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation.””

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  16. A little late, no?

    They gave the Clinton’s people plenty of time to remove anything incriminating first. We know how the FBI rolls when it comes to covering for the Clintons…. wink, wink……

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7349729/Dozen-FBI-agents-raid-Jeffrey-Epsteins-Pedophile-Island.html

    “EXCLUSIVE: A dozen FBI agents raid Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Pedophile Island’, pulling up to his Caribbean getaway in speedboats and roaming the grounds in golf carts, two days after pervert billionaire’s suicide

    FBI agents were seen raiding Jeffrey Epstein’s US Virgin Island – Little St. James – on Monday morning and afternoon, exclusive DailyMailTV footage shows

    At least a dozen agents were seen disembarking speedboats at the pier and driving around the 71.5 acre grounds on golf carts

    Other officials with ‘FBI’ lettering on clear display were later seen overlooking the sea from the top of Epstein’s remote luxury home

    The raid comes two days after the 66-year-old was found dead by suicide in his New York jail cell early on Saturday morning

    An onlooker told DailyMailTV: ‘I’m on a boat charter with guests. We were enjoying lunch when we saw over a dozen people landing on the island’

    The home – dubbed ‘pedophile island’ and ‘orgy island’ – is at the center of an ongoing sex trafficking probe into the criminal financier

    Allegations have been made that underage girls were used as sex slaves and repeatedly abused inside a temple on the island”

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  17. Thoughts?

    ~ Here’s one crystal-clear example: Faith in God is extremely high in the Philippines. One study found that the country “leads the world” in terms of its strength of faith in God, with 94% of people there saying they have always believed in God. Comparatively, the Czech Republic, is one of the most atheistic nations in the world, with only about 20% of Czechs believing in God. According to Huckabee’s hypothesis, violence and murder rates should be much worse in the Czech Republic and much better in the Philippines.

    But the reality is different: The murder rate in the Philippines is nearly 10 times higher than it is in the Czech Republic, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

    This same correlation holds true for nearly every country in the world: Those with the strongest rates of belief in God — such as El Salvador, Columbia, Honduras, Jamaica, and Yemen — tend to experience the most violence, while those with the lowest rates — such as Japan, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, New Zealand and Australia — tend to experience the lowest levels of violence. ~

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