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May 19 13:32

After Trillions Printed Under QE, Politicians Now Say Deficits Don’t Matter

By Avi Mizrahi

When quantitative easing (QE) was introduced, it was likened to a drug, with central banks making an emergency injection of money to resuscitate the global economy. Now it seems that some politicians have gotten addicted to this drug, going as far as to claim that government deficits don’t matter and the money printing can just continue unabated...

May 19 10:10

Gowdy: FBI Cited Articles And Info From Clinton Ally To Corroborate Steele Dossier

Former Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy claimed Tuesday the FBI cited articles and information from longtime Clinton fixer Sidney Blumenthal as corroboration for claims made in the Steele dossier, a scenario the former congressman called “a problem.”

In an interview with Fox News’ Martha Maccallum, Gowdy said when he was still in Congress, he saw an FBI spreadsheet that laid out all of the specific claims in the dossier, which former British spy Christopher Steele authored. The spreadsheet also cited information the FBI believed corroborated Steele’s salacious report, he said.

May 19 10:08

Study: Democrats Lied About Mental Distress After 2016 Election to Make Trump Look Bad

A study from Sage Journals indicates that many registered Democrats exaggerated the mental health struggles they experienced after the 2016 election as a means to make President Trump look bad.

Seems the resistance party finds it difficult to tell the truth even when it comes to their own mental well-being.

The study concludes that while Democrats claimed significant increases in stress, depression, and anxiety after Trump’s stunning victory, their actions privately did not indicate any such increase in symptoms.

May 19 07:58

FACEBOOK ADMITS ISRAELI SOCIAL MANIPULATION COMPANY SPENT $800,000 TO INFLUENCE AFRICAN ELECTIONS

SOURCE: ZERO HEDGE
In keeping with their spectacular reputation of violating privacy and rigging elections, Facebook has said that it removed "hundreds of accounts" from Facebook and Instagram that were used to influence elections in Africa, according to CNN. Only it wasn't Russia who was behind this latest intervention, but Israel.
Archimedes Group, an Israeli company, reportedly spent more than $800,000 in advertising (far more than the Kremlin allegedly spent on its "ad campaign" to crush Hillary Clinton and get Trump elected) and ran accounts that had nearly 3 million followers, for the purpose of targeting African elections. The group primarily targeted Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Angola, Niger and Tunisia.

For perspective, the $800,000 reportedly spent by the group compares to the $100,000 that has been claimed by the U.S. mainstream media to have been spent for ‘Russian bots’ used to allegedly sway the 2016 US presidential election, according to RT.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised at this revelation.

Most the worlds's precious, and yet-to-be-exploited commodities, can be found in Africa; it is no wonder Israel sought to exploit those elections for economic gain.

May 18 12:00

Scott Adams: Buttigieg, Fake News, How to Frame Immigration, Abortion, Climate

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1129748787868700673

Border psychology: Telling people we’ll be sending them back soon
A simple tweet that reduces those swarming our border
President Trump uses psychology to protect our homeland
President Trump has a highly criticized style, BUT…
Future Presidents will be compared to his energy, results
President Trump does counter-narrative things ALL the time
Enemy press and Dems push “racist” narratives about him
President’s actions and priorities counter their narratives
The essential claim for needing immigration reform
If your incentives aren’t correct, immigration is a disaster
GOOD FRAMING: Heartbeat bills, a beating heart equals life
GOOD FRAMING: immigration policies like those in…Canada, Japan
Merit based policies like our friends in Canada and Japan

May 18 09:56

EXCLUSIVE: Junk Anti-Trump Russia Steele Dossier Appears Tampered With – Pages Were Replaced

The fake Trump – Russia dossier that Obama’s corrupt FBI and DOJ used to obtain the Carter Page FISA warrant appears doctored. Internet sleuths have uncovered material differences in the Steele dossier.

The dossier itself was multiple pages long in various sections (see dossier here). One section in general indicates the document was edited.

May 18 09:55

Barr forcefully defends DOJ probe into origin of the Russia investigation

Attorney General Bill Barr is forcefully defending the Justice Department's probe into the origins of the Russia investigation, saying he has “more questions today than when I first started.”

In a series of interviews about the investigation that has been demanded by President Donald Trump and his allies, Barr said the inquiry is necessary to make sure top law enforcement officials weren't trying to "put their thumb on the scale" when it came to the 2016 election.

May 17 18:32

The Regulatory-Industrial Complex

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell

Socialists want socialism for everyone else, but capitalism for themselves, while capitalists want capitalism for everyone else, but socialism for themselves...

Ludwig von Mises called this an inevitable “caste conflict.” There can be no natural class conflict in society, Mises showed, since the free market harmonizes all economic interests, but in a system of government-granted privileges, there must be a struggle between those who live off the government and the rest of us. It is a disguised struggle, of course, since truth threatens the loot...

May 17 11:56

Pelosi Trashes Pro-Life Bill, Then Says Every Illegal Immigrant Has ‘Dignity and Worth’

Shortly after trashing a pro-life bill in Alabama that would save the lives of countless innocent children, Nancy Pelosi cited faith in declaring that all illegal immigrants have “dignity and worth.”

You read that right – illegal immigrants have ‘dignity and worth,’ unborn babies do not.

May 17 11:51

BREAKING: Judge Orders Portions of Mueller Report Unredacted – Then Released to Public

US District Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered portions of Mueller’s unredacted report to be released to the public.

Judge Sullivan ordered portions of Mueller’s report related to General Mike Flynn to be made public by May 31, 2019, the Associated Press reported.

The judge also ordered transcripts of Flynn’s late 2016 calls to Russian Ambassador Kislyak to be released.

“[A]nd the transcripts of any other audio recordings of Mr. Flynn, including, but not limited to, audio recordings of Mr. Flynn’s conversations with Russian officials, by no later than May 31, 2019,” the full docket text read.

“The government further ordered to file on the public docket in this case by no later than May 31, 2019 and uredacted version of those portions of the report that relate to Mr. Flynn,” Judge Sullivan wrote.

This is the first court order forcing the DOJ to release portions of Mueller’s redacted report to the public.

May 17 11:30

Scott Adams: Heartbeat Bills, Trump’s Income, China Trade, Immigration

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1129386826244820999

President Trump’s 2018 income released
Fake News CNN…reports it in a misleading way
His 2018 income is less, but close to what he made last year
Alabama abortion law
The View says the law was made entirely by men
The law is being delegitimized by The View
Credible matters, the law needs to seen as credible
Joel Pollack’s Breitbart article on China trade negotiations
President Trump is educating the country on trade issues
100% of Democrats thought a trade war would crumble US
50% of the Republicans thought a trade war would crumble US
Now we know we can go forever with tariffs if necessary
President Trump wasn’t just right…he was OMG right about China trade
Chuck Schumer is on President Trump’s side on this
Immigration reform with a merit based system…LIKE CANADA

May 17 10:54

'Trump needs Iran war to avert crisis at home'

US President Donald Trump likes to keep people guessing whether there would be a war between Iran and the United States because that is the only way he can divert the constitutional crisis that is building up in Washington.

In a column for the Tennessean newspaper, Jon DiCicco, an associate professor of political science and international relations at Middle Tennessee State University, wrote Thursday that nothing like a military confrontation would help Trump dodge constant pressure by Democrats to expose his wrongdoings.

May 17 10:53

FRANCE TAKES UNPRECEDENTED ACTION AGAINST REPORTERS WHO PUBLISHED SECRET GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT

SOURCE: THE INTERCEPT

JOURNALISTS IN FRANCE are facing potential jail sentences in an unprecedented case over their handling of secret documents detailing the country’s involvement in the Yemen conflict.

Earlier this week, a reporter from Radio France and the co-founders of Paris-based investigative news organization Disclose were called in for questioning at the offices of the General Directorate for Internal Security, known as the DGSI, an organization that is tasked with fighting terrorism, espionage, and other domestic threats, similar in function to the FBI in the United States.

The two news organizations published stories in April – together with The Intercept, Mediapart, ARTE Info, and Konbini News – that revealed the vast amount of French, British, and American military equipment sold to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and subsequently used by those nations to wage war in Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, France and Britain didn't want to miss out on this whirlwind opportunity, to get its weapons sold to the Saudi military, no matter that the final outcomes of these sales...looked like this... (warning; this may a "lose your lunch" moment, unless you love to see dead, and dying, children):

Images: Yemeni kids, murdered or crippled for life, courtesy of US/Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

Horrifying images of starving children (courtesy of the Saudi/US port blockade)

YeImages: Yemeni children dying of cholera, because all the clean water systems have been systematically destroyed, courtesy of US/Saudi bombing

And I challenge France's President Macron, and the US President, President Trump, to really look at these images; if you are not moved by them, you have lost any small shred of humanity you might have once had, but got surgically removed, when it was time for your first run at office.

Which, of course, leads us to the Next Big War; the coming war with Iran.

President Trump, you have been "Boltonized" into believing that such a war would be "good" for the US, when the mechanics of what has happened here, is that you have simply outsourced your Middle East policy to Israel, and let them have free-reign control over US policy in the region; this means infinitely more bloodshed, and a possible US resurrection of the draft in this country.

To President Macron and President Trump; there are times when US, French, and Israeli policy need to align; but gentlemen, I swear to you both, that this is one moment, in your political careers, when that is the worst possible thing you could do to the people you represent.

May 17 10:48

Inside Judicial Watch: Obama WH Orchestrated Clinton Email Cover-Up

In this episode of "Inside Judicial Watch" JW Senior Investigator Bill Marshall discuss how records obtained through a court-ordered discovery revealed that the Obama White House was tracking a FOIA request for Clinton emails.

May 17 10:29

Peter Schweizer: Senate Should Call Hunter Biden to Testify on China and Ukraine Deals

Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and senior editor-at-large at Breitbart News, advised the Senate to call on Hunter Biden to testify about business dealings in China and Ukraine, offering his recommendation in a Wednesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.

The Senate should call Hunter Biden to testify before a committee regarding his business dealings in China and Ukraine, advised Schweizer.

“We need to begin at the headwaters of this whole story, which is the simple question: He was brought on the board of the Burisma corporation, he was brought on to do regulatory compliance — which of course he had no background in, [and] he had no background in Ukraine — what precisely was he being paid to do, and why was he hired by Burisma?” asked Schweizer. “That’s the first question that needs to be asked.”

May 17 10:27

Joe diGenova: I Believe Some Russia Hoax Architects Will Go to Prison

Joe diGenova expressed optimism that “some of the people responsible” for using federal intelligence assets to surveil and subvert Donald Trump — as a presidential candidate and as president — “are going to go to prison,” offering his remarks in a Wednesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

“This is an unfolding American tragedy,” said diGenova of of the Obama administration’s surveillance of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and the subsequent Robert Mueller-led operation. “For the first time in this entire almost three years, I now believe that some of the people responsible for this are going to go to prison, and that, to me, is a beautiful thing.”

May 17 10:03

Trump on Track to Flip the Ninth Circuit to Republican by 2020

With the confirmation of Kenneth Kiyul Lee to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday, President Trump is on track to flip the notoriously liberal court to Republican by 2020.

According to National Review's Ed Whelan, Lee will be filling a seat that was held for decades by "arch-activist Stephen Reinhardt."

May 17 09:58

Alabama law moves abortion to the center of 2020 campaign

Alabama’s new law restricting abortion in nearly every circumstance has moved one of the most polarizing issues in American politics to the center of the 2020 presidential campaign.

The state’s legislation — the toughest of several anti-abortion measures that have passed recently, with the only exception being a serious risk to the woman’s health — prompted an outcry from Democratic presidential candidates, who warned that conservatives were laying the groundwork to undermine the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. The White House, meanwhile, didn’t comment on the Alabama bill, signed into law Wednesday by Republican Gov. Kay Ivey, as President Donald Trump tries to balance his conservative base against the potential of antagonizing women who are already skeptical of his presidency.

May 17 09:53

FT Agrees With Hughes, Says US Must Break Up Facebook 'Monopoly' In Editorial

Europe and the UK have been much more proactive in trying to hold tech giants accountable than the US, which probably has something to do with the fact that most of these companies are American firms. So it's hardly a surprise that an editorial written by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, Mark Zuckerberg's former college roommate, resonated more on the other side of the pond.

In an editorial published by the FT, perhaps Europe's most venerable financial news publication, the paper argued that European capitals must lead the charge, but that ultimately, the US must wake up and start regulating.

May 17 08:48

Monsanto’s “Rain of Death” on Canada’s Forests

First Nations in Ontario have run out of patience. For 43 years, the forest industry has been conducting aerial spraying of glyphosate herbicide on Indigenous lands – a “rain of death” used in forest management practice that has slowly been killing off a wide range of animals, plants, fish and insects. First Nations have tried to stop this practice since the 1990s through a variety of measures including meetings with logging companies and government officials, protests and reports, but all to no avail. The “rain of death” keeps coming.

May 17 08:45

“Treason!” – Barr finds “government power was used to spy on American citizens

In his first pair of interviews since being sworn in, Attorney General Barr told Fox News and WSJ that he was pursuing the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe – an investigation he has tasked

John Durham, the US Attorney from Connecticut, with leading – because Americans need to know whether the government “put a thumb on the scale” to try and undermine President Trump both during the campaign and during the first two years of his term, just like “we need to ensure that foreign actors don’t influence the outcome of our elections.”

Separately, he told WSJ that “government power was used to spy on American citizens…I can’t imagine any world where we wouldn’t take a look and make sure that was done properly.”

Barr has doubled-down on using the term ‘spying’, which has angered Democrats, after first using it during Senate committee testimony from April 10, where he uttered the now-infamous phrase “I think spying did occur.”

May 17 08:34

Merkel ‘unavailable for any political office’ after serving out 4th term as chancellor

Angela Merkel said on Thursday she would be unavailable for any further political office after serving out her fourth term as Germany’s chancellor, dismissing speculation that she could take a big EU job in Brussels.

“I am not available for any further political office, regardless of where it is – including in Europe,” Merkel told a joint news conference with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Berlin.

May 17 08:30

8% of Chicago's City Council Are Currently Out On Bond

Chicago has a city council with 50 Aldermen. Four are currently out on bond. The list may grow in the next 30 days.... We kid you not.

May 17 08:05

JOHN BOLTON RE-AFFIRMS THAT LIES ARE AN ASSET TO THE NEOCONSERVATIVE AGENDA

One of my favorite Neocons and a member of the PNAC, Bolton was installed as embassador to the United Nations by George Duhbya Bu$h on a recess appointment. Here's an evil doer who wears the title of "Liar" as a badge of honor.

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