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Whenever Any Form of Government Becomes Destructive To These Ends,
It Is The Right of the People to Alter Or To Abolish It,
And To Institute New Government

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

"Artist" Shepard Fairey Has Returned

The man who created the Obama Hope Poster has now created this:


From this January 20, 2017 article in the Washington Post:
Shepard Fairey’s stenciled red, blue and beige poster of President Obama with the word “Hope” beneath it became an iconic image of the president’s 2009 inauguration and presidency, plastered on people’s shirts and walls across the country. This inauguration, Fairey’s signature designs are back with a similar message of hope.

Ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, Fairey launched the “We the People Campaign,” which he says focuses on the groups that Trump disparaged in his campaign and that may feel threatened by the incoming administration. The campaign includes three posters by Fairey of an African American, Latino and Muslim woman. Artists Jessica Sabogal and Ernesto Yerena also contributed art to the campaign.

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The foundation is making the art free to the public, distributing the posters at Metro stations the day of the inauguration and providing them online to download. The campaign purchased a full-page ad in The Washington Post on Friday, so people can use the ad as their poster the day of inauguration. (Here is where the art will be distributed in Washington on Inauguration Day.)...
Read the rest, and see the other two 2017 posters HERE.

Let's see how many of Fairey's posters appear today in demonstrations scheduled all across America.

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NATO, Foreign Policy, Human Nature and HISTORY’S LESSONS

January 1950, the National Press Club, the speaker, Dean Acheson, a great Secretary of State, and one of the greatest cold warriors we ever had, as he proved down through the years.
the American “defensive perimeter” in the Pacific as a line running through Japan, the Ryukyus, and the Philippines. This denied a guarantee of US military protection to the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan.
June 25, 1950, North Korea invades SOuth Korea.
July 25, 1990, Baghdad, Iraq, US Ambassador April Glaspie to Saddam Hussein
We have no opinion on the Arab-Arab conflicts, like your border disagreement with Kuwait. Secretary (of State James) Baker has directed me to emphasize the instruction, first given to Iraq in the 1960′s, that the Kuwait issue is not associated with America.

The U.S. State Department had earlier told Saddam that Washington had ‘no special defense or security commitments to Kuwait.’
August 2, 1990, Iraq invades Kuwait
Now NATO was formed at a time when Europe lay in physical, economic and to some moderate to large degree military ruins. EXCEPT for the USA, and economically endangered Britain, and the USSR.
The USSR, having taken eastern europe has TENS OF THOUSANDS of the world’s best tank (T-34/85) and the largest army in the world.
NATO was born to stop that army from overrunning all of Europe as Italy and Greece both lurched towards communist takeovers. France actually LEFT NATO. The mission grew firmly through the 1980’s as  highly mobile, highly outnumbered US force with a few Brits and some Germans, and a scattering of others sought techniques to defend Europe. There were SCORES of Army strategy and tactics games which escaped into the real world surrounding the defense of the Fulda Gap from 2-3 Soviet armies.
That threat, that mission simply does not exist. There IS no WARSAW PACT abutting Germany. Many of those nations are now actually NATO members.
So what is NATO for? We UNDERSTAND asking this makes some people nervous and it should. For THREE GENERATIONS the US has stood guard over Europe for good reasons, and done so largely at our own expense, and to our own sacrifice (but not selflessly either).
We are NOT without nations inimical to the way we live. But neither are the large NATO members, like Germany in synch with us. We have elected EXTREME VETTING, Germany has elected open borders, and we all see the result but they persist. The Baltic States, the most tiny of the NATO member and by far the most vulnerable to Russian hegemony and desire to reclaim 1945’s land would not last a week under an overland invasion. NATO could support them only though a relatively narrow slice of Poland and the Baltic (no place for an American fleet).
So we have a serious gap between NATO’s loss of original mission, and new threats, and sense of purpose, AND the American desire to STOP things from just going on as before for a raft of reasons.
NATO needs to exist or the lessons of the USA STUPIDITY at the top WILL BE REPEATED.
So President Trump is LITERALLY correct in that NATO is obsolete, but neither can we do without it. We NEED to have it redefine it’s goals, and its mission. But while this is going on, we, as HISTORY COMPELS, had better make certain Mr. Putin or WHOEVER has a clear understanding of our responses to the taking of the Baltics, or threats against Poland or any other NATO state, INCLUDING the outbreak of sudden, non uniformed revolutionaries, such as what happened in the eastern Ukraine.
Let the negotiations begin.
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Between the Address and Lunch Yesterday the Course of History Was Set

Bob Woodward spoke yesterday of observing a ‘very animated’ discussion between the the president and Chucky Schumer. About?
The fact that only two cabinet appointees had been confirmed due to minority delaying in the Senate and Schumer’s now DEDICATION to MASSIVE RESISTANCE. Obama on his first day had SEVEN appointees ready and all but one or two within a few weeks. But across the nation, and across the media the course is set.
Teachers call it OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANCE.
MSNBC:
Speech was Hitlerian
‘I was cheered by all 4 former presidents on the stand, not one of whom voted for Trump indicating ‘we are going to be ok’
Trump will follow a more Putin-esque foreign policy which will find favor in Moscow, Beijing and Ankara
Schumer, of course, is going to be Harry Reid on crack. Put away any thoughts of cooperation. They are going to teach this con man about politics. Even if it means there is NO ONE at the CIA as either director, or deputy director.
Nor was Schumer alone. Listening to Marc Thiessen on Fox he AND MANY OTHERS issued the realistic proclamation the the newcomer would find it necessary to hew closer to the standard manner of things in order to get Republican support for a few of the things he would get to SOME degree.
Paul Ryan will never pass a 45% penalty on Chinese goods
Have any of these people been paying attention?
Schumer WILL FIND HIMSELF under the lightning of every minute of the thunder he has called down and exposed ALONE for special twitter attention.
There will be no presidential deference. There will be no presidential ‘behavior’ or norms.
A word to the wise. They’ve  got Andrew Jackson in behavior, and Sam Adams in revolutionary spirit.
It will be LYIN’ TED. It will be Pocahontas.
And if the D's think, that's ok, it will help raise money...almost every congressional district in the USA is the USA in microcosm. The FORGOTTEN MAN will show up at the voting booth to offset the urban votes. To one degree or another this MASSIVE RESISTANCE will erode the now nakedly progressive Democratic Party's national position. John Lewis is an icon for where the party is at. Former glory chained to ideology of global equal outcomes and rights to the fruit of your labor and mind, to whatever degree is 'moral'.
And as for Republicans who have any idea that open borders, and free trade is going to cut it (and that is what Ryan supports), by way of frustrating the manufacturing plans the people elected Trump to carry out, they will QUICKLY find plans to primary them in the works, and they will find themselves under the same kinds of withering attacks, and Trump will manage the media so that suddenly all these people will not be stopping HIM, or helping women’s rights (HUH?), they will be stopping YOU, who sent HIM to Washington to DISRUPT AND DESTROY precisely those people who are stopping what is needed, and what YOU voted for and demand.
Chuck Schumer Marc Thiessen, and the lot there do not understand what has happened.
They have already seen the president in action and they keep expecting him to morph into Political Class – Lite.
They said this as he became a ‘serious’ candidate
They said this as he was going to take the nomination
They said this as he was nomibated
They said this before the debates
They said this after the debates
The said this after he won
They said this yesterday
I thought he was dead the day he went after McCain. But I learned.
The American people have voted for DISRUPTION. As FDR reminded, we are all descended from revolutionists.
In the final discussion about Trump ‘reforming’ into a ‘president’ Brit Hume indicated he has seen the light. I paraphrase, as we were driving…
‘I have underestimated this man for years now and I will demur on that conclusion.”
Effin ay, you will.
PS. it’s not the man you underestimated, it was the anger and frustration of the people you neither saw nor believed when you had a BIG GLIMPSE after Ron Santelli’s CNBC rant, ESPECIALLY after the republicans COOPERATED slyly with Lois Lerner and the IRS’ repression, American style. We noticed you PUNTED. There is NOTHING now stopping you from holding her in contempt and locking her up and compelling testimony, is there? Or Koskinen? But you won’t because the political class slyly knows it may need the IRS again for this.
Well, okay, if you want repression American style to be available, you are going to get the Place de La Concorde, American style.
All of you won’t be able to get partnerships at Moelis and Company with former majority leader Eric Cantor, or fellowships at Open Society.
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For No Particular Reason

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Tell Me What You See Here ...

Watch this video, and tell me what you see.

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Trump's Inaugural Speech

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Glum and Glummer

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Dear President Trump,

Congratulations!

The day so many of us have waited for these last 8 long troublesome years has finally arrived.

Enjoy your moment. You have earned it.

But come Monday be ready to get down to work.

The work you did, the hours you logged, the obstacles and challenges you overcame to obtain your new position were impressive.

We wish you the best.

We are counting on you.

Because, quite frankly, the last gentleman who held your current position was found somewhat lacking in so many areas.

We hope you can do so much better.

But while it is easy to get caught up in the pomp and circumstance of the moment, the pageantry, the awe of the transfer of power to a new leader please keep in mind the one very important thing your predecessor seemed to have forgotten before he got through the doors of his new office.

And that's who is really The Boss here. Who works for whom.

So let's call these next four years a trial period.

We The People understand that many promises were made and do not really expect you to keep them all as promised.

But do try to do better than the other fellow. Keep that priority of yours straight. Maybe have it made into a plaque for your desk like you did the hats. Something you'll see every morning to keep your focus where it belongs.

Because in four years we would hate for you to have to hear

Donald, you're fired.

Congratulations again

and Regards,

Midnight Rider

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Chris Matthews Soils Himself: Trump's Speech Was "Hitlerian"


I just pee-pee'd and poo-poo'd in my pants, Mommy!
MSNBC host Chris Matthews described President Donald Trump’s strikingly populist and nationalist inaugural address as being reminiscent of Hitler’s rhetoric. “He said today ‘America first,’” Matthews said as President Obama departed D.C. by helicopter on screen. “It was not just the racial—I shouldn't say racial, I should say Hitlerian—background to it. The message I keep thinking is: What does [U.K. prime minister] Theresa May think of this when she picks up the paper and says, ‘Oh my God, what did he just say? He said America first. What happened to the special relationship?’ What if you’re Putin? You’re probably pounding the table, saying, ‘That’s what I’ve been saying! Russia first!’”
What will Theresa May think?

I know what the German, Angela Merkel, would think. She'd say, "Let me have some of your stinkie, honey."
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Electric Light Orchestra
Out of The Blue
full album



1.-Turn to Stone 0:00
2.-It's Over 3:49
3.-Sweet Talkin' Woman 7:55
4.-Across the Border 11:50
5.-Night in the City 15:40
6.-Starlight 19:42
7.-Jungle 24:20
8.-Believe Me Now 28:00
9.-Steppin' Out 29:22
(Concerto for a Rainy Day)
10.-Standin' in the Rain 34:00
11.-Big Wheels 38:22
12.-Summer and Lightning 43:30
13.-Mr. Blue Sky 47:40
14,-Sweet Is the Night 52:48
15.-The Whale 56:19
16.-Birmingham Blues 1:01:10
17.-Wild West Hero 1:05:40

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TRUMP! "We Will Unite The Civilized World Against Radical Islamic Terrorism, Which We Will Eradicate From the Face of the Earth"

At the 11:04 minute mark

"We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world – but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first. 
We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow.
We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones – and unite the civilized world against Radical Islamic Terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth. 
At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other. 
When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice."
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MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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FROM THIS DAY FORWARD IT'S GOING TO BE AMERICA FIRST!!!

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Clouds Split Open And Sun Comes Out The Moment Trump Is Sworn In!

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IT’S OFFICIAL: DONALD TRUMP BECOMES 45TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

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Donald And Melania Arrive at The White House

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Obama's Friend

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The Inside Story of How John Kerry Secretly Lobbied to Get CAIR Removed From UAE's Terror List


Investigative Project on Terrorism: The Inside Story of How John Kerry Secretly Lobbied to Get CAIR Removed From UAE's Terror ... List
On Nov. 16, 2014, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took the unusual step of designating the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the Muslim American Society (MAS) – as terrorist organizations. 
They were among 83 groups named for their connections to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. This outraged CAIR officials, who immediately began efforts to get their organization removed from the list. 
They found a powerful ally in Secretary of State John Kerry, who authorized State Department officials to meet regularly with UAE officials to lobby on behalf of CAIR and MAS. 
GO READ THE WHOLE THING. 
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Obama commutes life sentences of four Mexican cartel leaders



UKDailyMail: Mexico snubs Trump by extraditing drug lord El Chapo to America hours before the Donald takes power

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Breitbart: Obama commutes life sentences of four Mexican cartel leaders
Obama’s Pardons of Drug Cartel Leaders reveals his Pay-to-Play Pardon Scam

Obama’s first act of obvious transparency to fund America’s destruction:

Pardon Drug Cartel Leaders who will transfer funds to Obama’s International Donors and Anarchist Funders like Soros.
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Quoting Judge Napolitano from video:
"... Mrs. Lynch has said you can take that data and you can give it to the FBI, you can give it to the NJ State Police. You can give it to the Bergen County Prosecutor.You can give it to MI6 and MI5. You can give it to anybody who wants it if they need it."

Considering Obama's commutations of drug lords - and their aiders and abettors - how much of this info will circulate to enable these deadly criminals to take their revenge and re-establish their drug empires?

Also note: Both Varney and Judge Napolitano characterize AG Lynch's subversion of The Fourth Amendment as "secret" DEAL. A "deal" suggests an exchange of considerations of similar/equal value. What, pray tell, did AG Lynch/Obama admin. receive in exchange for her signature on this SECRET DEAL?
And since when does the US AG possess the authority to undermine the US Constitution (over-ride The Fourth Amendment)?

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Australia: Man Ploughs Car Into Crowd of People, Kills 3, Injures At Least 20, Police Say Insane, Witness Says He Was Screaming, "Allahu Akbar"



This is one time when I would say, "FUCK THE POLICE!"

From The Guardian:
Three people have been killed, including a young child, and at least 15 injured after a car drove into pedestrians in Bourke Street, one of the busiest areas in Melbourne’s central business district. 
Victoria police confirmed on Friday afternoon the victims were a young child and a man and a woman, both in their 30s. 
None of the dead were believed to be related. The Royal Children’s hospital said earlier it was treating five casualties, including a two-year-old who was in intensive care and a three-month-old who was undergoing an operation. 
Figures released by several other Melbourne hospitals put the total number of injured at 25, but in an afternoon media conference Ashton said he knew of 15 injured. 
A 26-year-old man was taken into custody with non life-threatening injuries after police rammed his car and fired several shots. 
Police said the events had no connection with terrorism and the suspect, who was well known to them, had mental health and drug issues.

Here's a more complete reportage version from Youtube (because who can expect MSM like The Guardian to do real reportage - we need ordinary citizens for that):

Three people have died and at least 20 more are injured after a car ploughed into pedestrians in Melbourne's city centre during the lunchtime rush.
The maroon vehicle was seen doing burnouts outside Flinders Street Station before driving into crowds of shoppers on bust Bourke Street.
The mangled wreckage of half a pram is stuck on the bonnet of the car, while what appears to be the other half is further up the mall at a pedestrian crossing on William St.

Police have arrested a man wearing nothing but red underwear at the Elizabeth St end of the mall.
Officers said the incident is believed to be linked to a stabbing of a man in Windsor, in Melbourne's south-east at 2am on Friday.
'At this early stage it is believed a man driving a vehicle has struck a number of pedestrians in the vicinity of Bourke and Queens Streets just before 2pm,' Victoria Police said in a statement.'Emergency services are assisting multiple patients but at least one person has been confirmed deceased.
'Pedestrian access has been closed on Bourke Street between William and Swanston Streets.
'The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are yet to be determined and we will provide further information when it comes to hand.
Police said the situation had been contained, but have requested that people avoid the area.
Emergency services in Melbourne are overwhelmed, with paramedics on Code Red meaning anyone available to work must do so.A number of hospitals are on Code Brown, meaning an external emergency.
Witnesses have described the chaotic scenes that unfolded before them, while footage appears to show the suspect doing burnouts in front of Flinders Street Station.
At least one toddler is believed to be among the victims after the child's pram was dragged down the street.
'The child from the pram was dragged 100m down Bourke St with the car,' a witness said, adding the child looked around 'three or four years old'.
'People were running out of the way, they were going very very fast,' another witness, Rebecca Russo, told The Age.'I saw him hit a few people. I saw bodies flying into the air.'
Other people said they heard a boom and gunshots, with one man telling Sky News there was 'a hell of a lot of blood'.
The same witness also claimed he saw the car hit a pram.
'There's someone on the middle of the ground and there's blood all over the street,' Rishi Hathiramani, a CBD shopkeeper, told AAP.
'I've seen accidents but never this bad.
'It's pretty brutal.'
A number of CBD businesses are in lockdown, while others have been evacuated.
'A heap of people ran into my store, it was horrible. Half of my staff are in tears,' a Strandbags manager told AAP.
City office worker William Mulholland said he came out of a laneway and saw a number of bodies lying on the pavement receiving CPR from police and emergency workers.
He said his friend came out of the RACV building on Bourke St and saw a body lying on the pavement in front of him.
'He said he heard two shots, coming from the direction of King St,' Mr Mulholland told AAP.
Ambulance Victoria confirmed a number of people have been injured in the chaotic scenes.
'Paramedics are assessing 20 people after an incident in Bourke Street in the CBD this afternoon,' they said in a statement.
'A number of people were struck by a car just before 1.40pm. A number of those have serious injuries.
'Ambulance Victoria has numerous ambulances and managers at the scene.'
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Obama AG, Loretta Lynch, Makes Secret Deal to let NSA Distribute Illegally Obtained Private Information to Any Government Agency

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And a few words to the press on the PRACTICAL PERCEPTIVE value of OBJECTIVITY


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A word to Trump from Chester Nimitz on the real PRIORITY for the next four years


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More Words for Trump's Inauguration


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Words for Trump's Inauguration Day


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My Personal Worry About Mr. Trump

It  has NOTHING to do with some hyperbolized fear over women suddenly being non humans, or forced to have abortions between buildings in the south Bronx.
It  has NOTHING to do with some hyperbolized fear over Americans who are non-‘white’ suddenly being in the back of some broken down inner city bus.
It  has NOTHING to do with some hyperbolized fear over a wall.
It  has NOTHING to do with some hyperbolized fear over a trade war in which iPhones are suddenly in short supply.
It’s THIS…
In 1944 with the binary nature of the war’s end being obvious in the Pacific, barring a hail mary, the Japanese never the less executed something remarkable.
William Halsey was WELL KNOWN for his character being encapsulated by this order when all was in doubt in the Guadalcanal Campaign, “Attack, REPEAT, Attack”. At every turn, when risk of loss was apparent his answer was the same as Joshua Chamberlain’s solution to running out of ammunition.
And so in a carrier war, and without trained pilots by the 4th quarter of 1944, the Japanese dangled their fleet of attack carriers during the US invasion of the Philippines, just within American detection range, and Halsey took off with the entire US fast carrier force to destroy what he viewed as the most important enemy units of the naval war in the Pacific.
But behind them and approaching from several directions were 2 more Japanese fleets one of which, a force of battleships and heavy cruisers, caught the entire US light carrier force (the ground attack support for the liberation of the Philippines) and guarded only by destroyers.  
The result was ships with 2 or 5 5″ guns sacrificing themselves, and light carriers with no armor, or ability to attack the ships attacking them, sunk and damaged, and the tactical victory complete – and it could have been strategic but for the Japanese turning back under the ferocity of the charge and the abandon of self by these sailors, left on their own BY OUR ENEMY UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE AND CHARACTER OF THE LEADER OF THE AMERICANS.
Mr. Trump has amply demonstrated his strength which contains his exploitable flaw.
Counterpunch.
In the extreme.
Once hit, he will keep on hitting until he has won. The opponent has to be bloody and unconscious on the floor. That will be America.
Putin, Xi, Khameinei, YOU CAN BET, understand this quite clearly.
Even Al Qaeda and ISIS probably understand this.
And right now, in Moscow, Beijing, Qom and Teheran, they are planning.
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But he probably doesn't know The Pledge Of Allegiance

Nothing has pissed me off so much during this process as when I saw this little shit on Fox tonight.

He doesn't even know why he's saying what he is, other than his parents have planted this in his head.


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SOUNDS LIKE THEY'RE GETTIN' THE IDEA ...

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VIDEO: CNN Speculates About Trump’s Entire Admin Dying In A Catastrophe So Obama Admin Can Stay



The FCC should take CNN off the air for this. They are stirring up thoughts of terrorism against the incoming and duly-elected President of the United States.

That our nation has gotten to a point where one of it's major news networks believes it is doing journalism when they speculate about the murder of our leaders, we know we have turned a corner into absolute insanity.

To be sure, what CNN is doing here is yelling FIRE IN A CROWDED THEATER.
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Crosby Stills and Nash
CSN
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Oh, baby. “Dramatic” cuts are coming to federal government


The cuts to the departments of Transportation, State and Justice were already expected. Several of their functions can easily be streamlined or combined into other departments. The Department of Energy under Rick Perry can have several of its more expensive functions reduced or transferred as well. (One possibility which has been under discussion this week is moving the control and maintenance of the nuclear arsenal into Defense where it would seem to make a lot more sense anyway.) 
But it’s some of the other cuts which are probably going to draw gasps of horror from Trump’s more liberal detractors. Currently on the list is the complete elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. Additionally, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized. If you thought there were going to be liberal marches in the streets tomorrow, just wait until those three go into effect. 
The total savings to the federal government’s bottom line from all of these moves? How about $10.5 trillion over 10 years.
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Free speech is still threatened in France, and Charle Hebdo becomes dhimmified

Two years after the jihadist murders at Charlie Hebdo's offices, Town Hall notes how poorly developed "hate speech" laws in France are still devastating free speech, and even Charlie Hebdo's succumbed:
Saturday, January 7, marked two years since armed Islamic terrorists stormed the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and killed 11 people following the magazine’s feature of a drawing of the prophet Mohammed. Yet while the French people briefly rallied around the magazine with the slogan “Je Suis Charlie,” free speech remains under assault due to French hate speech laws.

In the aftermath of the attack, the PEN American Center, one of the world’s foremost free speech advocates, decided to award the French magazine its annual Freedom of Expression Courage Award. However, dozens of writers who were supposed to attend the gala withdrew, stating that they felt Charlie Hebdo promoted “cultural intolerance.”
Those who wouldn't stand with them at the time only sent the message they saw nothing wrong with murder in the name of cartoons.
That line of thinking is ever-growing and dangerous, and it is strengthened by systemic failings in France that allow such attacks to take place. France’s laws regarding hate speech, namely Section 24 of the Press Law of 1881 on preventing speech that “incites discrimination hatred, or violence on the basis of one’s origin or membership (or non-membership) in an ethnic, national, racial, or religious group,” are incredibly restrictive and essentially embolden and justify the attackers.

In the wake of this terrorist attack, the French government, led by President Francois Hollande, spent £72 million on a three-year plan to slow hate speech and give more strength to the hate speech laws.

That means the terrorists won.

The motive of their attack was to silence the staff at Charlie Hebdo and others who would dare to depict the prophet Mohammed. Their attack got the government to strengthen hate crime laws and had a chilling effect on magazines, including Charlie Hebdo, many of whom have become increasingly reluctant to publish drawings of Mohammed.
It's truly sick. All Hollande and his ilk have done is spite the victims.
Candlelight vigils and moments of silence are all fine and dandy, but if the French government really wants to honor the victims of the attack, it’s time to do the right thing. Instead of wasting tax dollars, and condemning the idea that controversial speech is a natural right, the French government needs to repeal the laws that make these terrorists feel justified in the first place.
Just don't expect Hollande and company to do it. But the succeeding government will definitely have to repeal every restrictive law that only serves devastate the country and give jihadists advantages. Even Nicholas Sarkozy wasn't innocent of enabling this kind of legal atrocity to occur, and that's why his failure to be elected candidate for this year's French election was probably deserved.
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Hollywood Star Abigail Breslin Savaged For Friendship With ‘Scum Rat’ Tiffany Trump


And Abigail Breslin has actually stood up to it ... so far.

From Heat Street:
Oscar-nominated actress Abigail Breslin has fiercely defended her right to be friends with Tiffany Trump in the face of some crazy hostility from anti-Trump trolls. 
The 20-year-old Scream Queens actress, who charmed the world in Little Miss Sunshine, shared a photo of herself together with Tiffany, the President-elect’s youngest daughter, and other friends on Instagram. 
Then all hell broke loose. 
Anti-Trump followers were not so polite. One wrote: ‘Whyyy feature the spawn of Satan in your photos!?’ 
Another wrote: ‘Ok I’m not usually one to say anything but why is that scum rat in your life?’ 
Said another hater: “Tiffany f*****g Trump really? Unfollowed yikes!” 
Breslin wasn’t going to take criticism of her 23-year-old pal lying down. She blasted back in a subsequent post clarifying she didn’t vote for Trump and that “if you’re judging me for hanging out with someone I’ve know for years at our friends bday party, you need to reevaluate your life.” 
She added on Twitter: “Do not take it out on her….everyone commenting mean s**t on my last insta, I have known Tiff for years she’s a beautiful soul and regardless of ur political views, do not take it out on her it is completely unfair.” 
‘Also I would like to ask every single person on here how they’d feel if they were persecuted solely based on the actions of their parents.”
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Interview With Survivor of the Charlie Hebdo Massacre (Speaks to Islamic Motive For The Attack)

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35% of Dems Establishing PRECEDENT Deprecating USA’s Transfer of Power – WHO ARE THEY?


The geographic distribution is pretty obvious, but I wondered who were the non coastal boycotters of the Constitutional change of power the Founders designed.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill. CHICAGO

Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky. LOUISVILLE

Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio Cleveland-Akron

Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo. ST LOUIS

Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn. MEMPHIS

Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis. MADISON, U WI

Perfect picture of the Democratic party. The coasts and scattered large urban centers.
This precedent of refusing participation even before there a govt to object to will by far outlast anything any of these Democratic Party RADICALS LEFTISTS perform in service, and whose Bolshevik-like refusal to be a part at SOME LEVEL, and at least do honor to the Founders ideas as larger than any immediate need or cause, have marked themselves as those to whom DIVISION is by far more important than COMPROMISE (the essence of governance in a civil, DIVERSE system).
This will be remembered by others on the right, and the worst thing is, I can hardly blame them

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This is fantastic

I'm not sure who I applaud more

Tucker Carlson for blowing this hoax up

or his guest, whoever he really is, for getting this far to make a point.

whatever it really is.



backstory here if you want more info

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Symphony No. 3, For The Victims of Communism

Composer: Mihkel Kerem

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German Inventor Creates ‘Anti-Rape Underwear’ Following A Spate Of Sex Attacks


From the Daily Mail:
A German inventor has created rape-proof knickers in the wake of a spate of sex attacks. 
The underwear comes equipped with a combination lock and a loud alarm which goes off if they are tampered with. 
German media has reported the pants are so popular some online shops have sold out. Because of the lock, the pants cannot be pulled off and they are made with a material which is almost impossible to cut through or tear. 
The 130-decibel alarm is automatically activated if the garment is cut off. 
The advertisement for the pants reads: ‘Scarcely a day passes without headlines of sexual assaults. 
‘Only recently, a father in Kleve could barely prevent an attempted rape of his daughter. 
Brand new on the market of deterrence: underpants with a number lock.’ But security comes with a price – one pair of the pants costs 100 euros (£87).
GO READ THE WHOLE THING.
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Ted Cruz Introduces Bill To Declassify Info About Gitmo Detainees Obama Has Released Since Election

Hi, I'm Ted Cruz, and 
While I Don't Have What It Takes To Be President, 
I'm A Pretty Good Batting Practice Pitcher for Mr. Trump

From the Daily Caller:
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a bill on Tuesday that would declassify information about the terrorist activities of detainees at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba who have been released or transferred since Election Day. 
The move came after a report that the Obama administration recently struck a deal with Oman to transfer 10 detainees from Gitmo. The move brings the total number of detainees down to less than 50. 
Cruz and other Republicans have been heavily critical of Obama’s transfers and of his promise to close the facility before leaving office. Republicans point to a statistic that 30 percent of detainees released or transferred from Gitmo either return to terrorist activities or are suspected of doing so. 
Obama has also been criticized for transferring detainees with known links to terrorists. Several close associates of Osama bin Laden — drivers and bodyguards — have been transferred from Gitmo.
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Roaming Millennial Interviews Dennis Prager

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