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Saturday, August 08, 2015

Waco: Biker Objects To Postponement of Trial, Says DA Has No Case, His Cell Phone Was "Scrubbed Like Factory Resets"


From the Waco Tribune:
An attorney for a biker arrested in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout complained that the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office keeps postponing an examining trial because it has no case against his client and charged that a prosecutor lied to him. 
Conrad Beyer, a San Antonio attorney representing Bill Jason McRee, twice has scheduled examining trials in Waco’s 19th State District Court and both hearings have been postponed, including one set for Friday. 
While a prosecutor and judge say Beyer agreed to the second postponement, Beyer filed an objection Friday alleging Assistant District Attorney Amanda Dillon misled him about resetting the examining trial on Friday and failed to file a written motion asking for a continuance. 
“They are trying to move it back and back and back and try to push the case to a grand jury and are trying to keep from having to put together a case they don’t have,” Beyer said. 
No examining trials have been held yet, but a visiting judge who formerly presided in courts in Bosque, Comanche and Hamilton counties has been approved to hear about 17 examining trials in coming weeks. 
Beyer said he has watched a three-hour video of the May 17 shootout captured by cameras at Twin Peaks. He declined comment about the video because of a court order that prevents its dissemination, he said. 
He said he has seen no video shot by police dashboard cameras. 
He said some of those arrested have been given their cellphones back and they all were returned “scrubbed like factory resets,” or with data wiped out.
As we can see, the Police may have "scrubbed" some evidence, just as they/someone, apparently, scrubbed the cell phones.

Meanwhile, the Aging Rebel is reporting that the Appeals Court has struck down Waco's gag order, and the Attorneys will soon be free to discuss the little evidence they have been told about:
This morning the official censorship in Waco began to falter. First an appeals court told Judge Johnson to lift the gag order on Broden and Clendennen. The higher court told Johnson he could stall for another week but then Broden and Clendennen must be allowed to talk about the case. 
Almost simultaneously Peterson announced that he had “changed his mind” and would no longer preside over any of the examining trials. A retired judge named James E. Morgan will decide what evidence the defense attorneys can see. 
What happened today was a reaffirmation that all of the United States of America, even Texas, even Waco is a part of a nation governed by law, not by corrupt nepotism. Implicit in the ongoing official coverup is the undeniable notion that Waco has had something to hide. 
As the examining trials unfold America might begin to glimpse what that is. Clint Broden can finally begin to tell the country what he thinks Waco has been hiding sometime next week. 
Eventually the secrets that have been hidden and the lies that have been told might be exposed.
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Black Pastors Ask Smithsonian To Remove Bust of Planned Parenthood Founder, Margaret Sanger


From CNS News:
A group of black pastors sent a letter to the director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery asking that the bust of Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger be removed from the museum’s “Struggle for Justice” exhibit, citing her support for eugenics and the targeting of minorities by the nation’s largest abortion provider. 
“Perhaps the Gallery is unaware that Ms. Sanger supported black eugenics, a racist attitude toward black and other minority babies, an elitist attitude toward those she regarded as ‘the feeble minded;’ speaking at a rally of Ku Klux Klan women; and communications with Hitler sympathizers,” the letter from Ministers Taking a Stand states. 
“Also the notorious ‘Negro Project,’ which sought to limit, if not eliminate black births, was her brainchild,” the letter states. “Despite these well- documented facts of history, her bust sits proudly in your gallery as a hero of justice. 
“The obvious incongruity is staggering!” the letter states.
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Hillary Clinton Aide Cheryl Mills Refusing Court Order To Provide Statement Under Penalty Of Perjury, Says Will Destroy Emails


From the Observer:
In a letter sent to the U.S. State Department and just filed today with U.S. federal Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, the counsel for Cheryl Mills wrote: “Ms. Mills does not believe that she has paper copies of potential records in her possession. 
Following our production on August 10, 2015 [of the defense counsel’s version of the electronic records], we have instructed her to delete any and all electronic records in her possession.” 
That is a far stretch from a statement by Ms. Mills under penalty of perjury, and she and her lawyers are planning to delete the emails Judge Sullivan wants produced? 
Judicial Watch has made an emergency filing in Judge Sullivan’s court to stop the further destruction of evidence of what may very well be assorted criminal conduct and violations of numerous federal laws.
GO READ THE WHOLE THING. 
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RUPERT MURDOCH TWEETS "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" TO MEGYN KELLY

Rupert Murdoch and His Besties, Jeb Bush and Valerie Jarrett

I hope everyone realizes this needs to stop.

This Oligarchy who have assigned the "Frontrunners" in our election, they need to go the way of King George; BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!

GO READ THE POST IN THE LINK BELOW. VERY, VERY IMPORTANT



candidate Jeb Bush attends Chamber of Commerce dinner with Fox’s Rupert Murdoch and Valerie Jarrett (December 2014)

MegynKelly photo w/caption "...the question is whether this is -actually not to be too grandiose about it - because Fox Nes is hosting it, and I'm a co-moderator but is this actually, because they have the potential to change the course of history? I mean, one of these guys could be out by 11:00 tomorrow night"...-Megyn Kelly 9/5/15 (night before debate)
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includes screen cap of RupertMurdoch's tweet:
"Baier, Kelly, Wallace great job Thursday. Fin journalism, no more, no less.Friend Donald has to learn this is public life."

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Obama 'Admin' stonewalls SEAL Team 6 helicopter crash probe, watchdog says

From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:


Obama 'Admin' stonewalls SEAL Team 6 helicopter crash probe, watchdog says.(WT).

The Obama administration is violating a judge’s order to turn over documents in the Aug. 6, 2011, shootdown of a U.S. helicopter — call sign Extortion 17 — that killed members of SEAL Team 6 in Afghanistan, a watchdog group is charging. 

On the fourth anniversary of the worst one-day loss of military life in the war on terror, families of the dead say they are aghast that the government will not honor basic requests under the Freedom of Information Act.

“It has now been four years since Extortion 17 was shot down,” said Doug Hamburger, whose Army air crew son, Patrick, was one of the 30 Americans killed. “I find it quite disturbing that the government is not willing to give us the answers we deserve. I find it very irritating that we will not question the Afghans about their knowledge of what took place that night.”

U.S. Central Command’s official investigation concluded that a rocket-launched grenade from a Taliban fighter standing near the landing zone clipped a rotary wing, sending the Ch-47 Chinook into a violent downward spin. It was the worst day for fatalities in the history of naval special warfare.

The tragedy took some of the glow off SEAL Team 6’s grand achievement just three months earlier: A team penetrated Pakistan airspace, infiltrated a compound in Abbottabad and killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

The families accept the fact that a single shot brought down the helicopter. But some say the official report, which contained no direct criticism of decision-makers that day, did not delve deeply enough.

They believe SEAL Team 6 had a target on its back and that persons inside the Afghan National Security Forces may have tipped off the Taliban that night in Tangi Valley. That is why, they say, a fighter just happened to be stationed in a turret within 150 yards of a landing zone that had never been used before. 

Since filing a lawsuit, Mr. Klayman says, he has been “stonewalled” by the Justice Department, the Defense Department, the CIA and the National Security Agency.

U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon in February signed an order requiring the Obama administration to release documents on a continual basis through the spring and summer. The Justice Department said at least 50 documents in the Pentagon have been identified as relevant, but only one has been turned over. And Justice unilaterally set a new deadline for the release and then ignored it, Mr. Klayman said. Throughout, he said, Justice lawyers have refused to take his phone calls.

“They don’t even produce under their own self-imposed deadline,” Mr. Klayman told The Washington Times. “We’re pleading with the judge to do something, and he’s just sitting on it.”

Mr. Klayman said the NSA has agreed to provide some information. Since the agency’s main task is to eavesdrop on phone and Internet messages, it may have recorded communications related to the attack.

A Justice Department spokeswoman said there would be no comment beyond its court filings. Its lawyers have told the judge that the process of locating relevant documents and removing classified information takes time. Hmmmm.......'When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.' Read the full story here.
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Senior Iranian Official Reveals Details About Secret Talks between Ahmadinejad and The Obama'Admin'


From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:

Senior Iranian Official Reveals Details About Secret Talks between Ahmadinejad and The Obama'Admin'. (Rferl).

Iranian President Hassan Rohani has been credited with easing tensions between Tehran and Washington and helping secure a nuclear deal with world powers last month in Vienna. 

But after he came to power in 2013, the self-proclaimed moderate was stunned to learn that secret talks between the two countries -- which ultimately paved the way for the accord -- had begun at least two years earlier, according to former Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi. 

"When Rohani learned about the details of the talks, he couldn’t believe it," Salehi, who currently heads Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, was quoted as saying in an interview published this week by the daily Iran newspaper. 

The Associated Press first revealed the unprecedented secret exchanges between Tehran and Washington in a November 2013 report that said meetings between mid-level U.S. and Iranian officials began in 2011 in Oman. 

But Salehi’s interview, published on August 4, provides the most detailed account of the talks divulged by an Iranian official to date. 

He said that the exchanges were conducted with the blessing of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and initiated via several messages from U.S. President Barack Obama’s administrationthat were delivered to Iran by Omani officials. 

These included a handwritten note that Salehi says he did not take seriously at first. 

According to Salehi, Khamenei set several conditions for the secret talks: Negotiators should only focus on the nuclear issue and aim for immediate, concrete results rather than talking for the sake of talking. 

Khamenei, who is deeply suspicious of the United States, also said that Iran’s demands, including “its right to enrich uranium,” should be pursued in the talks, Salehi added. 

After Khamenei gave the green light, disagreements remained among Iran’s decision makers, according to Salehi. 

An initial meeting nevertheless took place sometime in 2012 in an undisclosed location in the Omani capital of Muscat, he said. 

Iran had sent a delegation led by the then-deputy foreign minister for European and American affairs, Ali Asghar Khaji, according to Salehi’s account. 

The U.S. delegation was led by Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, who has since retired, he said. 

"The Americans were astonished in the first session. They said: 'We can't believe this is happening. We thought Oman was joking; we’re not ready to talk to you!'" Salehi said in the interview.


UPDATE ---

Anonymous adds:
Michael Ledeen reported the story in 2008:

" During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies. The secret channel was Ambassador William G. Miller, who served in Iran during the shah’s rule, as chief of staff for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and as ambassador to Ukraine. Ambassador Miller has confirmed to me his conversations with Iranian leaders during the 2008 campaign."

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William G. Miller, American Iranian Council, accessed November 28, 2007. (link to sourcewatch because the AIC site scrubbed)
.....*internet archive confirmation 4/29/2005)
.....*internet archive confirmation 10/26/2007
.....*internet archive confirmation 10/6/2008

wiki: William Green Miller (makes no mention of Miller's AIC affiliation)

video: “Stop Iran Now” Rally - Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (Ret.) NY, NY 7/22/2015
Quote: "I've always said these negotiations were a sham and I want to take you back to when President Obama was candidate Obama in the summer of 2008. According to Michael Ledeen he opened up a secret communication channel to the evil Khomeini regime. That secret channel was Ambassador William G. Miller who spoke fluent Farsi and served in our embassy there and the message was...don't sign an agreement with the Bush administration. Wait till I'm president. You will get a much better deal. Well, he certainly proved that!"
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Friday, August 07, 2015

I Told You So, You Fucking Fools


Robert Conquest has died.

From the New York Times:
As one of the Movement poets of the 1950s, a group that included Kingsley Amis, Philip Larkin and Thom Gunn, Mr. Conquest embarked on a research fellowship at the London School of Economics and produced “Power and Politics in the USSR” (1960), a book that established him as a leading Kremlinologist. 
Eight years later, during the Prague Spring, he published “The Great Terror: Stalin’s Purge of the Thirties,” a chronicle of Stalin’s merciless campaign against political opponents, intellectuals, military officers — anyone who could be branded an “enemy of the people.” 
For the first time, facts and incidents scattered in myriad sources were gathered in a gripping narrative. Its impact would not be matched until the publication of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s “The Gulag Archipelago” in 1973. 
The scope of Stalin’s purges was laid out: seven million people arrested in the peak years, 1937 and 1938; one million executed; two million dead in the concentration camps. 
Mr. Conquest estimated the death toll for the Stalin era at no less than 20 million.  
“His historical intuition was astonishing,” said Norman M. Naimark, a professor of Eastern European history at Stanford University. 
“He saw things clearly without having access to archives or internal information from the Soviet government. We had a whole industry of Soviet historians who were exposed to a lot of the same material but did not come up with the same conclusions. 
This was groundbreaking, pioneering work.” Reaction to the book split along ideological lines, with leftist historians objecting to Mr. Conquest’s thesis that Stalin’s regime was a natural evolution of Leninism rather than an aberration. 
“The Great Terror: A Reassessment” included new information made available after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It was less a reassessment, however, than a triumphant vindication of the original edition, since newly released material from the Soviet archives supported Mr. Conquest’s findings at every turn. 
In a moment of gleeful malice, Mr. Conquest told friends that his suggested title for the new edition was “I Told You So, You Fools” (with a vulgar adjective inserted between the last two words).
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Jeff Beck
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(& Tal Wilkenfeld)
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How The Left Shows Their Hatred For Muslims

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For Megyn Kelly

Why?

THIS!

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Irish Preacher, Pastor James McConnell, Who Was Arrested for Telling the Simple, Honest Truths About Islam

Irish preacher, Pastor James McConnell, that was arrested for telling the simplest most honest truths about islam, speaks after his first court appearance

He called Islam "Satanic."

It is Satan. Allah, the God of Islam calls for violence against anyone who disagrees with him, for death to gays, the end to Freedom of Conscience, the enslavement of "Infidels", and the subjugation of women. His bloodthirstiness is on the level of that of Moloch, of the Aztec gods, and of Satan himself. 

If he smells like Satan, he is Satan.

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NY Times Issues Correction: Full-Length Planned Parenthood Videos Were Released At Same Time As Edited Clips


This fact had been hidden so well, I was not aware of it.
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Potemkin Village, USA

Who Are These People and Why Are They "The Frontrunners?"

We don't have a country anymore.

We have an Oligarchic system run by a Government/Corporate Media Complex.

BIG DONORS TO GOP CANDIDATE BEFORE DEBATE: TAKE OUT TRUMP

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In the interest of full disclosure. I don't like Trump. I don't trust him. Sorry to sound paranoid, but the Oligarchs need this guy to suck votes away from a Conservative and give them to Hillary.

That's the plan.

Oligarchs are not totalitarian. There is no such thing as a large group of people with no disagreement between them. But a system ruled by Corporate Welfare (which is not Capitalism) does create a "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" good old boy network in which the distinctions between interests are more minute.

The difference between Bush and Clinton is almost negligible. They would govern almost exactly the same way. But their corporate cronies are each a slightly different set. Trump is a wild card. His network is all over the place. They haven't pinned him down.

But the easiest way for him to add to his billions is to give the Oligarchs an opportunity to pin him down; to whore him out for awhile.

Running for President is good business. And the business of America is a businessman running for President, and businessmen running a businessman for President.

And what's good for the Corporate Media Complex's Election Cycle is good for America.

Meanwhile, there is the business of roping Trump in. And they will. They will use him (whether he wants to be used or not) to wreck the Conservatives in the GOP field, only to have Bush get the nomination, and Trump declare as a third party candidate. He'll get about 12-17 percent of the vote (about 80% of that will be Republican votes) and Hillary will ascend to the Presidential Throne.

Let's see if I'm right.



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By the way, Megyn Kelly should be ashamed of herself for her treatment of Trump last night. And, as I said, I don't like Trump.

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UPDATE ---

I hesitated to criticize Megyn Kelly, but I was truly offended by her behavior.

Looks like I am not the only one.

From Gateway Pundit:
Enough Is Enough: Petition Started to Ban FOX’s Megyn Kelly from Hosting Any Further GOP Debates
Conservative viewers last night were very offended at Megyn Kelly’s antics during the Republican FOX News debate. 
Twitter exploded with attacks on Kelly and FOX News for the constant attacks on the Republican candidates.
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Obama Regime Deporting Iraqi Christians Who Fled ISIS After Illegally Crossing Mexican Border


Question: Is he deporting Iraqi Muslims who fled ISIS?

From Fox News:
Just a few miles from the U.S.-Mexican border, the descendants of one of the oldest Christian communities in the world wait to be delivered from purgatory. 
They came from Iraq and say they only want to practice their faith, free from the threat of ISIS. 
But for several months, 28 Chaldean Christians have had to pray behind the barbed wire fences of San Diego’s Otay Detention Facility, captives of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency and facing deportation. 
A dozen have already been ticketed for removal. 
“In Iraq, they only had three choices: convert to Islam, death by the sword or leave the country,” said Mark Arabo, head of the Minority Humanitarian Foundation. 
“They’ve refused to convert, escaped slavery and death – only to be imprisoned by our broken immigration system. 
“These aren’t people who woke up one day and said, ‘Let me walk to America.’ They were forced out of their homes because of our inaction in the region. Because of our troop withdrawal. These are people who were sentenced to death because of our involvement in the country.” 
They escaped near-certain death, but not the U.S. court system. 
The message is even stronger from Frank Wolf, a former Republican congressman who represented Virginia in the House of Representatives for more than three decades. He’s also a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, which works to protect religious freedom. 
“This administration is fundamentally anti-Christian,” Wolf said.
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“after 10 years, if Iran is the same nation as it is today, we will be worse off with this agreement than without it”

Sen Chuck Schumer of NY, coming out AGAINST Obama’s Iran deal.

In fact he is precisely right.

In 10 years Israel will HAVE TO HAVE forged a nuclear first strike force within the IDF, how could NAY prudent govt NOT do this?

In 10 years KSA will HAVE to have armed themselves with weapons they HOPE will deter a nuclear Iran

In 10 years Egypt will HAVE to be matching the power of Iran as a regional power with nuclear weapons of their own, and I will remind readers that being POOR is NOT a prevention of attaining nuclear power. Just ask ZULFIKAR ALI BHUTO of Pakistan.

If India builds the bomb, we will eat grass or leaves, even go hungry, but we will get one of our own. We have no other choice.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto - 1965
Of course, all this is true ONLY IF IRAN OBEYS THE TREATY (and of course they just broke sanctions with Russia’s cooperation TODAY)

As for the USA’s only choice being war, that is on your head, Obama, and was an integral part of how you shaped US policy, to force this kind of red herring choice.

But we don’t have to do anything.

It is Israel’s life which is at stake, and their action to take.

It is KSA’s life at stake and their Sunni action to take.

Just imagine if we had a president who lead THAT KIND OF COALITION to end Iran’s nuclear weapons program, and their regime’s blatantly racist and genocidal policies

PS, WTF are foreign diplomats doing the USA LOBBYING OUR LEGISLATURE?
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Syrian Rebels, Trained By Obama To Fight ISIS, Have Disappeared


Maybe we could train Al Qaeda to fight ISIS.

Have we tried that yet?
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Thursday, August 06, 2015

ISIS Executes 19 Girls for Not Having Sex With Them


From the Daily Mail:
ISIS fanatics have executed 19 women for refusing to have sex with its fighters, a Kurdish official has said. He claimed the women were being held hostage in Islamic State’s stronghold of Mosul, Iraq, which the terror group seized in June last year. 
Meanwhile a UN envoy investigating Islamic State’s vile sex trade has said ‘girls get peddled like barrels of petrol’ and one can be bought by six different men. 
She also verified a disturbing ISIS document which suggested the extremists sell the Yazidi and Christian women and children they have abducted, with girls aged just one to nine-years-old fetching the most money. 
ISIS stormed the Sinjar district in northern Iraq last year and captured hundreds of women belonging to the Yazidi community, who the Islamists view as heretics.
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Media Challenges Waco Twin Peaks Gag Order As Questions About DA and Judge Emerge



It's been over two months since a shootout at a Waco, TX restaurant left nine people dead and 18 wounded yet no forensics reports have been released and everyone involved in the case even peripherally still is under a gag order:
“The Houston Chronicle has jumped into the fray over a gag order issued in the case involving 177 bikers charged in Waco for their alleged roles in a melee that left nine people dead and 18 wounded,”the paper self-reported Friday. 
“The Chronicle’s parent company, the Hearst Corporation, is one of 16 news media companies that are supporting a biker’s fight against the gag order. Others include the Associated Press, New York Times and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.” . . . 
Authorized journalists” doing their job and acting as a watchdog on government seems a rarity to those of us jaded from seeing the establishment media act more like propagandists and spiking stories that don’t advance a narrative. 
In this case, the joint action is the result of legal circumstances that also merit further scrutiny.“A state district judge [ruled] that a Dallas attorney can have a copy of a Twin Peaks franchisee’s video of the May 17 biker shootout, but the judge barred the release of the video to the public,” the Waco Tribune Herald reported. 
“Judge Matt Johnson of Waco’s 54th State District Court also granted a prosecution request to place a gag order in the Matthew Alan Clendennen case, preventing attorneys on both sides, law enforcement officers and witnesses from discussing that case only in the media. 
For his part, Clendennen, per Dallas/Fort Worth’s 5NBC, maintains “he was unfairly slapped with a gag order after publicly criticizing how the investigation has been handled [and], said the order in the state’s criminal case against him is unconstitutional and outside the court’s jurisdiction because he has not been indicted. 
That’s not the only questionable conduct on the part of both the court and the DA. For starters, again per NBC 5, Judge Johnson and prosecutor Abel Reyna, who requested the granted gag order, have enjoyed a longstanding personal and professional relationship. They’re former law partners, and Reyna contributed the maximum amount allowed by state law to the judge’s political campaign. 
Problems from the government side don’t end there. In another move gun owners will be familiar with (because the technique is used to smear them all the time) Breitbart is reporting the use of language intended by the prosecution to tarnish reputations and prejudice the public, such as “persistent and flagrant use of terms such as ‘outlaw bikers,’ ‘biker gangs,’ and ‘outlaw biker gangs’ when referring to motorcycle riders and all of the bikers in Waco on May 17th. They cite legal opinions that prevent such ‘guilt by association’ arguments by the State.  
That flies in the face of the judge’s stated reason justifying his gag order…so that the potential jury pool would not be “tainted.” Add to that the empanelling of a grand jury under a system criticized as “pick a pal,” as opposed to random selection, and it gives credibility to allegations such as those leveled by oversight monitors like “The Aging Rebel” that “The gag order seems intended to protect public and police officials from being confronted with their own lies.” 
But wait, as late TV pitchman Billy Mays used to say, there’s more, and if not directly related to the gag order and biker shootout stories, it’s at least indicative of government personnel. 
This is the same DA’s office where one of their own negligently fired a gun inside the office, taking out a window he was pointing at and hitting a building across the street. 
Even afterward, despite intentionally pulled the trigger without determining there wasn’t a round in the chamber, the assistant prosecutor insisted he was “being extremely safe. I inspected the gun even after I was told it was not loaded, but it was just an unfortunate accident.” 
And while he made a show of being angry, DA Reyna was adamant his guys would stay armed. And rather than treating his underling like he would a citizen — arresting, charging and prosecuting him — Reyna merely demoted the guy, and even then cited “related but unspecified personnel matters” as factors for a pay cut that still compensated the shooter with a six-figure salary. 
Then there was a man who was forced to remain jailed an extra 83 days because Reyna’s office “declined his case for prosecution but failed to notify the McLennan County Jail.” The DA said he accepted responsibility, but accountability for these things always seems to come out other people’s pockets. 
This is the prosecutor who doesn’t want defense lawyers and the media to inform the public of information relevant to a high-interest case — and his crony buddy on the bench goes along with it? This is the judge,who, with colleagues, approved $1 million bonds on arrested bikers, and then “ordered no other judge could rule on motions to reduce the bonds.” 
There are plenty of questions to investigate regarding alleged criminal activities by those involved in the Twin Peaks incident. That’s what trials with a presumption of innocence are for. And investigating and reporting on all aspects of those trials, and of events leading up to them, is the purview of the “official” and alternative media, with their activities supposedly protected by the First Amendment. 
For the prosecutor and the judge to hold their interests above scrutiny is unacceptable. All Americans interested in justice should join in seeing the gag order overturned so the truth is not suppressed by those wielding power to accuse and punish.
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The SEC moves to mandate wealth shaming on American corporations


From NBC:
Companies will have to provide investors with a ratio showing how the median pay of their workforce squares with their chief executive officers’ compensation, under new rules slated for adoption by U.S. securities regulators on Wednesday. 
Under the Securities and Exchange Commission’s final rules, companies will get some flexibility in how they find the median. For instance, they can exclude 5 percent of their overseas workers when arriving at the number and use statistical sampling. 
Those changes are not likely to assuage corporate trade groups, which have opposed any rule and are widely expected to file a legal challenge.  
The SEC has been under mounting pressure by Democrats, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, and unions, who support the rule and have lamented delays in its adoption.
We need to start publishing numbers on how much various Democrats make compared to their constituents.
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Our Friends, The Iranians: Iran warship points weapons at US helicopter

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Maybe They Could Just Change The Name From "Global Warming" To WEIRD WEATHER


Global warming alarmists must be shaking their heads in disbelief. Just when they felt they had the stars aligned to push their anti-capitalism/free enterprise agenda on the international stage and claim the power that they crave, the climate and scientists have begun to turn against them.
Sydney, Australia, has snow for the first time since 1836. To put this in perspective: in 1836, Andrew Jackson was president of the United States, Victoria was a year away from being crowned Queen of England upon her 18th birthday, and Davy Crockett met his heroic end at the Alamo.
Needless to say, it has been a long time since Sydney has seen snow.
In other news, the Big Island of Hawaii had snowfall in July. Not to be outdone, the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California also had snowfall this July. Antarctica set a new record for ice extent in 2014 and continues to set records for how much ice covers the oceans surrounding this southern hemisphere continent as 2015 progresses.
And to confuse the science-is-settled-on-global-warming crowd even further, some solar scientists are now projecting that due to changes in the sun’s cycles, the earth is likely to suffer from what is known as a “Little Ice Age” starting in 2030, as the heat-giving star settles into a very rare pattern of inactivity. Imagine their consternation at learning that the sun actually plays a role in the earth’s temperature.
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Erdoğan to open world’s largest Islamic-Ottoman social complex in US


From the Daily Sabah:
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will reportedly open the world's largest Islamic-Ottoman social complex in Maryland, U.S. during his upcoming expected visit to America. Erdoğan recently stated that he will visit the U.S. on a diplomatic mission before attending the G20 on November 15-16 which will take place in Turkey's southern province of Antalya. During his visit to the U.S., 
Erdoğan is also expected to attend the opening ceremony of "Maryland Külliye," an Ottoman architectural concept which designates a complex with a central mosque and a series of ancillary buildings - such as a library, hospital, and public fountain - surrounding it.
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Chick Corea Live, 2007, The Ultimate Adventure

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Pride and Joy


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Heaven


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Make Me Smile


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The Look Of Love


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Smooth


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I Only Have Eyes For You
Stephane Grappelli w/ Julian Lloyd Webber


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Rockin' Chair
The Band


Hang around, Willie Boy,
Don't you raise the sails anymore.
It's for sure, I've spent my whole life at sea;
And I'm pushin' age seventy three.
Now there's only one place that was meant for me:

Oh, to be home again,
Down in old Virginny,
With my very best friend,
They call him Ragtime Willie.
We're gonna soothe away the rest of our years,
We're gonna put away all of our tears,
That big Rockin' Chair won't go nowhere.

Slow down, Willie Boy,
Your heart's gonna give right out on you
It's true, and I believe I know what we should do.
Turn the stern and point to shore,
The seven seas won't carry us no more.

Oh, to be home again,
Down in old Virginny,
With my very best friend,
They call him Ragtime Willie.
I can't wait to sniff that air,
Dip'n snuff, I won't have no care,
That big Rockin' Chair won't go nowhere.

Hear the sound, Willie Boy,
The Flyin' Dutchman's on the reef.
It's my belief
We've used up all our time,
This hill's too steep to climb,
And the days that remain ain't worth a dime.

Oh, to be home again,
Down in old Virginny,
With my very best friend,
They call him Ragtime Willie.
Would-a-been nice just t'see the folks,
Listen once again to the stale jokes,
That big Rockin' Chair won't go nowhere.

I can hear something calling on me
And you know where I wanna be
Oh Willie, can't you hear that sound
Down In Old Virginny
I just wanna get my feet back on the ground
Down In Old Virginny
And I'd love to see my very best friend
They call him Ragtime Willie
I believe old Rockin' Chair's got me

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I Only Have Eyes For You

Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy

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Rockin' Chair

The Roy Eldridge/Gene Krupa Big Band

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Little Wing


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Humpday Blues

Walter Trout
Say Goodbye To The Blues
 


(& son Jon Trout)
Rock Me Baby



The Best You Got



Mercy


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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

ISIS Publishes Sex Slave Catalog – Exports Women and Children to Affluent Middle Easterners


From Zee News:
In another despicable revelation, the extremist group ISIS is said to be publishing pamphlets with price list for captured women and kids who are sold to fighters and affluent Middle Easterners. 
According to a report in The Bloomberg, a UN envoy named Zainab Bangura claimed having seen a copy of the ISIS price list in April on an Iraq trip, that showed for how much the extremists sell captured women and kids. Zainab revealed that the kids as young as one-year-old, fetch the highest price, while girls over 20 are sold for lesser price. 
The barbaric jihadist group has pegged the prices for boys and girls aged 1 to 9 are equal to about $165 in Iraqi dinars, while adolescent girls are worth $124 each, Bangura said Bangura, who is the UN special envoy on sexual violence in conflict, has ascertained the veracity of the pamphlets which were definitely circulated by the ISIS and show real transactions. 
“The girls get peddled like barrels of petrol…One girl can be sold and bought by five or six different men. Sometimes these fighters sell the girls back to their families for thousands of dollars of ransom,” the Bloomberg quoted the UN envoy as saying.
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Top Immigration Agency Touts ‘Path To Citizenship’ As Means For Blunting Homegrown Terror

Referring to its efforts to promote citizenship, officials from USCIS made an appeal to nationalism: “These efforts emphasize the role that shared citizenship rights and responsibilities play to unify all Americans.

I have no comment on the utter stupidity of that remark as it apples to the wish of Muslims to assimilate into our society. Not a freakin' clue.
http://dailycaller.com/2015/08/04/uscis-is-marketing-citizenship-to-fight-homegrown-terror/#ixzz3hxkmQy1b

And then this bit of traitorus madness....

 Obama admits some unfrozen Iran cash will fund terror

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-admits-unfrozen-iran-cash-fund-terror-164816905.html 

President Barack Obama acknowledged Wednesday that Iran might use cash coming its way under sanctions relief to fund "terrorist organizations" but argued this is preferable to allowing it to develop nuclear arms.

Name your poison...

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Kerry Frets Like a Big, Nail-Biting Pussy, About The Possibility of the United States "Screwing" The Ayatollah Khameini

John Effin Kerry, Reporting for Doody

From the Atlantic:
When I met with Secretary of State John Kerry in his office this past Friday, it was apparent that he was in an exceedingly feisty mood, and it’s not easy to display feistiness when you’re trapped, as he was, in a recliner. Kerry, who broke his leg two months ago, will be rid of his crutches soon, which for him is not soon enough, because he’d prefer to do battle in Congress for the Iran nuclear agreement—quite obviously the crowning achievement, in his mind, of his long and distinguished career in public life—with two good legs. 
Congress is the target of Kerry’s feistiness, as is his close friend and staunch adversary, the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who is leading the charge against congressional ratification of the deal. In the course of a lengthy and freewheeling interview—which you will find published in full, below—Kerry warned that if Congress rejects the Iran deal, it will confirm the anti-U.S. suspicions harbored by the Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and eliminate any chance of a peaceful solution to the nuclear conundrum. 
“The ayatollah constantly believed that we are untrustworthy, that you can’t negotiate with us, that we will screw them,” Kerry said. “This”—a congressional rejection—“will be the ultimate screwing.” 
He went on to argue that “the United States Congress will prove the ayatollah’s suspicion, and there’s no way he’s ever coming back. He will not come back to negotiate. Out of dignity, out of a suspicion that you can’t trust America. America is not going to negotiate in good faith. It didn’t negotiate in good faith now, would be his point.”
Let me point out something else here:

Kerry and Obama negotiated a treaty with Iran. But according to the Constitution of the United States, Treaties negotiated by the Executive Branch must be ratified by 2/3rds of the Senators.

KERRY IS IMPLYING THAT,

FOR HE AND OBAMA,

FOLLOWING THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, IS NEGOTIATING IN BAD FAITH.

In other words, he is unwilling to follow the Constitution. He wants to screw the United States, so he doesn't have to screw the Ayatollah.

Frankly, that's because he is more afraid of the Ayatollah than he is of We the People.

When do we hang this fucking pussy for Treason, my friends?

When?

UPDATE -

John Kerry Says Iran Does Not Want To “Wipe Israel Off The Map”
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Britain Finally Charges Terrorist Preacher Amjen Choudary For Inciting Terrorism


From Ace of Spades:
Choudary, you may remember, was the Special Guest Jihadist invited by USAToday to give his view on the Charlie Hebdo Massacre; his view was "They were warned, they got some righteous holy attempted murder." 
One of the most bizarre things I've ever seen was Choudary debating Pam Geller on Hannity over the proposition that she should, or should not be, murdered.
Yes, they FINALLY charged THAT guy:
British authorities on Wednesday charged a radical preacher under the country’s terrorism act for inviting support for the Islamic State (IS) group through lectures published online. 
Anjem Choudary, 48, is a well-known figure in Britain and is regularly interviewed by the media for his views on Islam and the Middle East. He is also the former leader of a banned radical group called al-Muhajiroun. 
The Crown Prosecution Service said Choudary and a second man, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, 32, had been charged with inviting support for the IS group, a proscribed organisation, between June 29, 2014 and March 6, 2015. 
"It is alleged that Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Rahman invited support for IS in individual lectures which were subsequently published online."
Ace mentioned it above, so let's watch it: Choudary debating Pamela on whether or not she should be killed according to Sharia:

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I Would Bet Anything That Did Not Change Her Opinion of Herself One Iota


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Liberal Menstrual Rag Sponges Up Some Truth For Once: We must talk about Islam: A faith that affects everyone should be susceptible to critique by all


From Salon:
Eight months after it suffered one of the worst terrorist attacks in French history, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo continues to provoke wrongheaded, confused and even cowardly analysis that disregards the facts and betrays a failure to understand – or a refusal to recognize — the stakes we in the West all have in what the publication stands for: freedom of expression. 
Lest we forget those facts: on Jan. 7, the brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi burst into the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, and, shouting “Allahu akbar!” systematically gunned down staff members and others present. 
After doing so, they announced “We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad! We have killed Charlie Hebdo!” 
Their motive: the cartoonists had satirized, on many occasions, the Prophet Muhammad, whose depiction Islam forbids. 
Put succinctly: inspired by their religion, the Kouachi brothers murdered cartoonists for drawing cartoons. They murdered for Islam. 
Now for the latest broadside against reason (and the magazine’s few, grief-stricken survivors) — a documentary produced by journalist Max Blumenthal and a British videographer, James Kleinfeld, called “Je ne suis pas Charlie.” The title is meant to refute the popular slogan (Je suis Charlie, or I am Charlie) adopted by the almost 4 million French citizens, who, to defend free speech, marched peacefully across France a few days after the massacre. (Disclosure: I have friends among Charlie Hebdo’s staff.) 
“Je ne suis pas Charlie” purportedly aims to explain why not all French citizens – and in particular, many in the country’s Muslim minority – approve of the slogan. But the documentary does something else: it delivers a strongly biased narrative of events in France after the crime that exculpates Islam, de facto inculpates the victims in their own deaths, and will surely comfort and encourage future potential assassins contemplating the execution of similar atrocities. 
As Blumenthal and Kleinfeld have it, the Kouachi brothers’ crime also occurred as the inevitable, if regrettable, outcome of France’s colonial history and the marginalized status of the country’s Muslim community. 
“Je ne suis pas Charlie” contains such an abundance of errors and unsubstantiated assertions that it confronts its critics with a crisis of plenty.   
For starters ...
GO READ THE WHOLE THING.
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France Builds 600m Border Fence, BDS, UN, and Other Leftist Organizations Do Not Call France Genocidal Nazis, Or Call For The End of France

One must wonder why.



One MUST wonder why.

But I have a feeling NO ONE WILL wonder why.
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Truth Decay, an album from T-Bone Burnett

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Black Country Communion
Man In The Middle



The Great Divide



The Outsider


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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Fifth Video Of Planned Parenthood Video Released, Offers To Sell “Intact Fetuses” - There is "Gold Out There"



"It's gold out there ..."

"Yeah." (sipping drink)

"It could be so beneficial .... you see the financial benefits ..."

"Yeah."
HOUSTON, Aug. 4–The fifth undercover video in the controversy over Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts shows the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, advertising the Texas Planned Parenthood branch’s track record of fetal tissue sales, including its ability to deliver fully intact fetuses. 
In the video, actors posing as representatives from a human biologics company meet with Farrell at the abortion-clinic headquarters of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston to discuss a potential partnership to harvest fetal organs. 
“Where we probably have an edge over other organizations, our organization has been doing research for many many years,” explains Farrell. 
When researchers need a specific part from the aborted fetus, Farrell says, “We bake that into our contract, and our protocol, that we follow this, so we deviate from our standard in order to do that.” 
Asked specifically if this means Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast can change abortion procedures to supply intact fetal specimens, Farrell affirms, “Some of our doctors in the past have projects and they’re collecting the specimens, so they do it in a way that they get the best specimens, so I know it can happen.” 
The investigators ask Farrell how she will frame a contract in which they pay a higher price for higher quality fetal body parts, and she replies, “We can work it out in the context of–obviously, the procedure itself is more complicated,” suggesting that “without having you cover the procedural cost” and paying for the abortion, the higher specimen price could be framed as “additional time, cost, administrative burden.” 
Farrell finally summarizes her affiliate’s approach to fetal tissue payments: “If we alter our process, and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, we can make it part of the budget that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this. It’s all just a matter of line items.” 
The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2). Federal law also requires that no alteration in the timing or method of abortion be done for the purposes of fetal tissue collection (42 U.S.C. 289g-1).
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