34 thoughts on “News/Politics 2-6-21

  1. They should change their name to Bank of Un-American.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/bank-of-america-is-without-the-knowledge-or-the-consent-of-customers-sharing-private-info-with-feds-tucker-carlson-reports

    “Bank Of America ‘Is Without The Knowledge Or The Consent’ Of Customers ‘Sharing Private’ Info With Feds”

    “Fox News host Tucker Carlson reported exclusively on Thursday night that Bank of America is allegedly turning over private information about its customers to federal law enforcement officials — without the knowledge or consent of its customers — in an apparent effort to identify those who participated in the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol Building.

    Carlson led off the segment by talking about how the Biden administration and law enforcement has stated that they want to go after domestic “extremists,” but have not laid out a clear definition of what qualifies as an “extremist.”

    “What exactly are they doing?” Carlson asked. “How are they hunting these extremists they keep telling us about, but will not describe?”

    “We now know part of the answer to that question,” Carlson said. “This show has obtained exclusively evidence that Bank of America, the second largest bank in the country with more than 60 million customers, is actively but secretly engaged in the hunt for extremists in cooperation with the government.”

    “Bank of America is, without the knowledge or the consent of its customers, sharing private information with federal law enforcement agencies,” Carlson continued. “Bank of American effectively is acting as an intelligence agency, but they’re not telling you about it. In the days after the January 6 riot at the Capitol, Bank of America went through its own customers’ financial and transaction records … these were the private records of Americans who had committed no crime, people, who as far as we know, had absolutely nothing to do with what happened at the Capitol on January 6.”

    “But at the request of federal investigators, Bank of America searched its databases looking for people who fit a specific profile,” Carlson continued. “Here’s what that profile was, and we are quoting, ‘customers confirmed as transacting either through bank account, debit card, or credit card purchases in Washington, D.C., between January 5 and January 6. Number two, purchases made for hotels, Airbnb, RSVPs, in Washington, Virginia, or Maryland after January 6. Number three, any purchase of weapons or at a weapons-related merchant between January 7 and their upcoming suspected stay in the D.C. area around Inauguration Day. And four, airline-related purchases since January 6.”

    “So what do you notice about that profile? Well, the first thing you notice is that it’s remarkably broad,” Carlson said. “Any purchases of anything in the city of Washington, D.C., any overnight state anywhere in the three state area, that spans hundreds of miles, any purchase, not simply of legal firearms, but instead anything bought from a ‘weapons related merchant,’ t-shirts included, and then any airline related purchases, not just flights to Washington, flights to anywhere — to Omaha, to Thailand.”

    “Bank of America identified a total of 211 customers who met these ‘thresholds of interest,’” he continued. “And it was at that point, the show has learned, Bank of America turned over the results of its internal scan to federal authorities, apparently without notifying the customers who were being spied upon. Federal investigators then interviewed at least one of these unsuspecting people, and that person, we’ve learned, hadn’t done anything wrong, and in the end, was cleared. Imagine if you were that person. The FBI hauls you in for questioning in a terror investigation, not because you’ve done anything suspicious — you haven’t — you bought plane tickets and visited your country’s capital, you thought you could do that, you thought it was your country. Now they’re sweating you because your bank, which you trust with your most private information, information of everything you buy, has ratted you out to the feds without telling you, without your knowledge.”

    “Because Bank of America did that, you’re being treated like a member of al-Qaeda,” he continued. “What country is this? It doesn’t matter how much you despise Donald Trump, or how much you believe that hatred of Trump justifies suspending this country’s ancient civil liberties. Going through that experience would scare the hell out of you. Absolutely. A terror suspect, you would think? Does anyone else know about this? Is there a record of this interview? Will I lose my job because of it? That actually happened to someone. It’s hard to believe it, but it did. We asked Bank of America about this. They confirmed it actually happened by not denying it.”

    Carlson then read off a statement from Bank of America:

    We don’t comment on our communications with law enforcement. All banks have responsibilities under federal law to cooperate with law enforcement inquiries in full compliance with the law.”

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  2. Magic!

    Now that Biden’s been installed………

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9226829/COVID-cases-cut-HALF-Seven-day-average-nearly-50-peak-January-12.html

    “COVID’s deadliest day: More than 5,000 died on Thursday as fatalities remain stubbornly high after holiday surge – but experts say they are baffled by 50% drop in new infections with just 8.7% of US vaccinated and NO herd immunity

    US saw its deadliest day on record on Thursday with 5,077 new fatalities despite falling cases

    The nationwide seven-day average for new coronavirus cases has fallen to 121,645

    It marks a 50.5% decrease from the peak on January 12 when the average was close to 250,000

    For the first time in weeks, the seven-day average is below 20,000 cases in every single state
    Texas and California still lead with average daily cases over 15,000

    National hospitalizations from COVID-19 have also fallen to 88,668 – the first time they have fallen below 90,000 since November 27

    The drop in cases and hospitalizations comes as the vaccine rollout continues, but slowly, with just 8.7 percent vaccinated”

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  3. Ron Paul calls BS on Congress.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/ron-paul-warns-expelling-members-of-congress-over-conspiracy-theories-will-empower-the-speech-police/

    “Ron Paul Warns Expelling Members of Congress Over Conspiracy Theories Will Empower the Speech Police

    “Everything that the establishment has done is a conspiracy too. Our job is to figure out if it is good or bad…”

    “Former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul recently spoke about the controversy surrounding Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. He suggested that expelling people from Congress for believing in conspiracy theories sets a dangerous precedent and represents a threat to free speech.

    He also makes an excellent point about who gets to define what is and is not a conspiracy theory.

    After all, we just spent four years listening to Democrats and their media allies pushing Russia collusion. Does that not qualify as a conspiracy theory?

    Real Clear Politics provides a partial transcript:

    Paul discusses these questions: Should Members who endorse conspiracy theories be kicked out? What is a conspiracy theory and how many Members have endorsed such theories in the past? How many times have conspiracy theories been used to drag the US into wars?

    “How are we going to deal with this young Republican woman who is not conventional. I don’t know the details of all her beliefs… But evidently, she has stirred up a controversy,” Paul explained. “It has been decided, the Democrats have really piled on, and if it is difficult to defend her, the Republicans have to join in too and go after and criticize her for these beliefs.”

    “This whole idea that there is a ‘conspiracy’ … I work from the assumption that everyone is a conspirator. Are you defending A issue or B issue, in a way, we are conspirators for liberty. We don’t want to do it in secret, we want our stuff broadcast,” Paul said. “How the Federal Reserve is run is a secret — I think that’s a big conspiracy… Everything that the establishment has done is a conspiracy too. Our job is to figure out if it is good or bad… You could use the lockdown as an example.

    The topic is covered over the first ten minutes or so of this video:”

    “I have to say, it’s fun watching Democrats clutch their pearls over conspiracy theories. Now seems like a good time to remind people that not too long ago, many Democrats believed that Bush was complicit in the 9/11 attacks.”

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  4. But it’s the right suggesting violence against their political enemies, right hack?

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  5. Here is Mike Lindell’s documentary on the stolen election. If you don’t have time to watch it all, then skip ahead to the 1:36 mark, where the clear evidence of the cyber fraud is outlined.

    Cyber security experts put all this in place before the election, so that they could catch all the info being transferred. The aim was that foreign adversaries wouldn’t decide our election.

    Documentation with thousands of pages of forensic evidence of foreign footprints as they entered our election – it was the most massive cyber warfare attack in world history.

    Over 66% of the cyber intrusions into our election came from China!

    No to Communism! Yes to one nation under God!

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/WyuK1VS3KsPf/

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  6. Impotent, but at least he admits it.

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  7. The Lincoln/Perv Project continues to show outstanding judgement…..

    Not……

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  8. Grifters gotta grift.

    It’s what they do.

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    Such principled conservatives…… 🙄

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  9. A month later, and with a Friday news dump, another false Dem meme dies quietly, ignored by most of the press who pushed it……

    Protesters caused it?

    More likely a medical issue.

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  10. Even CNN who did cover it buried the lede way down in the 8th paragraph…

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  11. Poor babies!

    In another blow to liberals, Trump bests them again, and another meme dies quietly….

    Call it…………….. it’s dead…….

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  12. Word.

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  17. “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/supreme-court-to-consider-2020-election-challenge-lawsuits-in-february-conference_3687634.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-02-06-3

    “The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday scheduled several high-profile contest-of-election lawsuits, including ones brought by attorneys Sidney Powell and Lin Wood, and the Trump campaign, for consideration at its Feb. 19 conference.

    According to a case listing, the lawsuits include Sidney Powell’s Michigan case (20-815), the Trump campaign’s Pennsylvania lawsuit (20-845) and Wisconsin lawsuit (20-882), the Pennsylvania lawsuit brought by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) (20-810), and Lin Wood’s Georgia case (20-799).

    All cases allege some form of unlawful election-related conduct affecting the result of the election, including expansion of mail-in balloting by elections officials changing rules in contravention of state election laws, lack of adequate security measures around mail ballots, issues with machine vote tabulation, and denial of meaningful access to poll watchers.

    The Supreme Court declined to grant relief or fast-track the cases as requested in respective petitions filed ahead of the Jan. 20 inauguration of President Joe Biden.”

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  18. AOC’s remark about Cruz was over-the-top, but it turns out that she wasn’t lying about what happened on January 6. Reporters started reporting/tweeting on her live remarks before she was finished speaking, and missed an integral part of what she said.

    “Reporters who were watching the feed tweeted about her remarks in real time. From everything she had said up to that point, it sounded like members of the mob had broken into her office while Ocasio-Cortez and one of her staff members were there. I tweeted based on that early impression too. It was the first we had heard of an instance in which a member of Congress had been in such direct danger alone in their office on January 6.

    Ocasio-Cortez was still telling the story, though. A couple of minutes later, she revealed the man was a Capitol Police officer who wanted her and the staffer to evacuate the building.

    I deleted my tweet about the man breaking in when she said he was a Capitol Police officer, because that is obviously a pretty key detail. I posted about the new information after hearing more. Other reporters sort of treated it as an “oh, plot twist!” moment and just replied to their earlier posts. Of course, those follow-ups weren’t seen or shared as widely as the earlier ones. Some journalists who weren’t watching her comments live simply didn’t see the new details or didn’t bother to correct themselves. Video of only the beginning of her story spread quickly online. . . .

    What she outlined—being uncertain about who was barging into her office and yelling about where she was, hiding in the bathroom and having final thoughts about her life as she worried about being killed, and later finding out it was a police officer who was telling her to leave without providing information about what was happening—sounds terrifying. Her feelings about the potential danger of the situation are valid, and it’s evident this was a source of trauma. . . .

    Ocasio-Cortez was open about the fact that she was in her office. People didn’t assume she was in the Capitol building unless they didn’t watch any of her remarks. This is not some “gotcha” revelation, and the idea that lawmakers were not actually in any danger during the attack because some of them were in their offices instead of the House chamber is foolish. The office buildings are a short walk from the Capitol. They are connected to the Capitol through basement tunnels. And, as I mentioned above, the building that houses her office was evacuated because of bombs found nearby. . . .

    Members of Congress from both parties—those whose office buildings weren’t evacuated—spent hours barricaded in their offices during the insurrection because they weren’t sure whether members of the mob would come their way. (Kentucky Republican Rep. Thomas Massie recounted his experience to The Dispatch. He and his staff hunkered down with a gun, prepared to defend themselves against attackers.)”

    https://uphill.thedispatch.com/p/uphill-aocs-january-6-account

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  19. AOC is an attention-seeking drama queen. She made up a complete hoax scenario that never even came close to happening (and after having skewed the timeline). Once again, she was caught in her lies (habitual liars can’t help themselves) and sought to again change her story. (The key to getting out of a hole you’ve dug for yourself is to actually stop digging.) Only this time, she actually even used an alleged sexual assault to justify her lies.

    In one sense, she should be afraid after having called Trump supporters white supremacists. She also called ICE detention centers concentration camps. Yet they’re concerned about Marjorie Taylor Greene? (Who is the real ‘Wacko’, AOC?)

    This woman is too immature to be a Congresswoman, and her ideology is extremely dangerous to our Republic. It’s amazing that such folks ever get voted in…

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  20. It was only a matter of a (very short) time… they allow the porn and other rubbish, but not the truth of things…

    (You can still see the video at 7:57.)

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/youtube-vimeo-pulls-down-mike-lindell-election-fraud-video_3688077.html

    “YouTube and Vimeo pulled down a video from MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell that alleged election fraud during the Nov. 3 election.

    The two video-hosting platforms removed copies of the video, called “Absolute Proof,” and Facebook placed labels on posts made by Lindell.

    “Per our presidential election integrity policy, we remove content uploaded after the safe-harbor deadline” that includes claims that “fraud, errors or glitches changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election,” YouTube spokesperson Alex Joseph told The Washington Times and other news outlets on Saturday. “We removed this video and its reuploads in accordance with this policy.”

    In early December, the Google-owned platform announced that it would remove content about election fraud after the Dec. 8, 2020 “safe harbor” deadline regarding states’ Electoral College votes.

    Vimeo also told the paper that Lindell’s video was removed “for violating Vimeo‘s policies on posting content that claims that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent or stolen or otherwise illegitimate.””

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  21. I’m no fan of AOC, and as I said, her remarks about Cruz were over-the-top, but her words about what she experienced on January 6 were misreported, leaving out that she stated that she was in her office, not claiming to be in the Capitol building, and that the man yelling for her turned out to be a police officer. Even though it turned out that she wasn’t in any immediate danger, the event still could have been terrifying.

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  22. I find calling female politicians with gender specific names and complaints to be troubling. A woman is nagging and a man is persistent. A woman is a drama queen and a man is assertive.

    Josh Hawley is pictured on NY Post with duct tape on his mouth labelled cancelled. They gave him a whole page to complain, he then went on the Sunday news shows to complain, then to Tucker Carson and finally to the floor of Congress. Speaking endlessly to say he had been muzzled — he did all of this without a sense of irony. He’s not being assertive or fghting for his rights — he’s whining complaining despite having a platform denied to 99% of Americans. AOC is misunderstood and perhaps shows emotion and she’s the drama queen engaged in hyperbole. I find Hawley and other conservatives far more engaged in hyperbole and drama.

    The continued attempt to equivilate AOC to Greene is also annoying — She called ICE centers; concentration camps; how is that the equivilant of Jewish space lasers and false flag school shootings. Its nowhere near the same. Republicans complain the media is portraying Greene as the new face of the GOP but they do it themselves when they continue with this claim. McCartney did this when he put her on the education committee and then refused to change his mind despite the incompatibility of this position with someone who denied Sandy Hook ever happened. They revoked King’s comittee seats for less.

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  23. Tychicus — a few days ago I posted a video of Newsmax interviewing Liddell. He insisted on speaking of voter fraud instead of the assigned topic “cancel” culture. As soon as he spoke, the anchor interrupted and read what was obviously a prepared legal statement on Newsmax’s view of voter fraud ie there’s no evidence the DVS machines comitted any type of electoral fraud. The clip ended with the anchor walking off the set asking the producers to cut Liddell’s mic.

    DVS has sent cease/desist or you will be sued notices to news media, social media and other platforms — no corporation in their right mind is touching Liddell or anyone else on this matter. Newsmax has retracted every they said as soons as the lawyers started to send notices. The simple fact is nobody has proof and they don’t want to go to court against DVS.

    The best part of the whole exchange is Newsmax’s insistence he talk about cancel culture not fraud ie they determined what he was allowed to talk about and then cut his microphone, effectively cancelling Liddell. The irony was beautiful. In reality, of course, its not cancel culture its using free speech rights in a responsible manner by not to engage in continous libel.

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  24. hwesseli: Sen. Hawley obviously isn’t saying that the NY Post, Tucker and Congress are muzzling him – just the usual culprits that are indeed taking away his and others’ free speech rights. To compare him to AOC in the drama and hyperbole dept. is disingenuous at best.

    Rep. Greene has acknowledged and apologized for her previous questionable statements – they’re going after her anyway b/c she brought forth articles of impeachment against the current crook/impostor in the WH. Has AOC disavowed any of her ridiculousness? What value does she bring to Congress?

    On Newsmax, Lindell responded directly to the ‘cancel’ question by explaining why he was being canceled – b/c he was going to put forth evidence of the election fraud. Unfortunately, Newsmax came out terrible in that exchange, and seems to be going the way of Fox News (probably due to the political persuasions of higher-ups).

    The forensic evidence is clear – the DVS machines certainly were used in committing election fraud. The documented evidence was collected in real time, and included IP sources of the hackers, ID sources, IP targets in which states and counties, methods of intrusion, # of votes that were changed. It was the worst cyber warfare attack in history. And that’s before even going into all the other types of fraud that were discovered.

    Yet people like you claim that there was “no fraud.” To include your country, in N. America we are now living in a society where Dems and liberals like you view justice as “operational success.” As with the US election, no matter what the evidence, they won’t accept it unless they have the result of operational success. For them, 2+2 = 5, despite all the evidence to the contrary. Forget about reality and what is actually true.

    “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” T. Jefferson

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  25. Like I said, winning over daddy’s establishment friends with a cowardly anonymous vote was the easy part.

    Now, about those voters she’ll face……

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/wyoming-gop-censures-liz-cheney-over-house-impeachment-vote

    “Wyoming GOP Censures Liz Cheney Over House Impeachment Vote”

    “Wyoming Republican officials voted to censure Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY), the state’s representative-at-large, for her decision to impeach former President Donald Trump for incitement of insurrection back in January, when he was still in office.

    According to The Associated Press, an overwhelming majority of the Wyoming Republican Party’s Central Committee voted in favor of a censure resolution, which accused Cheney of voting for impeachment without a “formal hearing or due process” for Trump. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the censure vote happened after only 11 minutes of discussion among the committee members.”

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  26. Hawley claims he’s being muzzled by the usual suspects — he’s not. He’s not entitled to say whatever he wants on a network or media platform. You are entitled to free speech but you are not entitled to a platform. When Hawley and others claim they are being muzzled or canceled, they are whining and acting like entitled children. AOC doesnt’ complain FOX won’t carry her opinion but Hawley is surprised when social media cut him off when he broke the terms of service with a private company. The snowflakes are on the right.

    AOC is not ridiculous — no Jewish space lasers just unviersal medicare and free education. Its not a contest Greene is ridiculous and the GOP is ridiculous supporting her.

    Every person and corporation who have been issued cease and desist orders by DVS lawyers have quit. Its not politics — its simple; they have no evidence, there has been no fraud and once warned they have quit lying.

    I’m not a liberal — justice isn’t an operational success. I’m a socialist so justice for me its when all people are treated the same regardless of wealth and when all people have access to health, shelter and subsitence.

    As for Jefferson — he owned slaves and had non-consenual sex with slaves so I’ll take his words on liberty with a grain of salt.

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