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Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated

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Saturday, February 04, 2017

Egyptian Terrorist at Louvre Was Carrying Paint Bombs to Destroy West’s Most Famous Art Collection


According to Le Parisien:
Attack at the Louvre: what is known about the Egyptian Abdallah E.-H., the main suspect The Egyptian man, aged 28 or 29, reportedly landed at Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport on 26 January. 
He was coming from Dubai, where he would have obtained a visa for France. 
The identity of the Louvre assailant, who attacked the soldiers of Operation Sentinel with a machete this Friday morning, is gradually becoming clear. He was hospitalized in serious condition at the Georges Pompidou hospital in the 15th Arrondissement of Paris, after being hit on the flank and buttocks by several gunshots. 
It is now known that the man is an Egyptian who was born in 1988. If he did not have any ID, a cell phone and paint bombs were found in the backpacks he was wearing. 
These elements allegedly enabled the investigators to establish his identity: Abdallah E.-H. The man who rented a hotel room in Rue de Ponthieu, not far from the Champs-Elysées, in the very chic 8th Arrondissement of the capital. Police then quickly searched the premises. 
A return ticket to Dubai 
The search allegedly confirmed that the assailant arrived by air on January 26 at the Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He allegedly entered France with an Egyptian visa. 
The man had a return ticket to the UAE for Sunday February 5th. He was unknown to the French intelligence services; his identity was transmitted to Egypt for verification. In addition, DNA and fingerprint analyses are underway. 
No explosives found on him 
On Friday morning at around 9:45 the man burst into the gallery of the Carrousel du Louvre carrying two backpacks. After he approached the soldiers on patrol, he took out two machetes to attack them. According to prefect of Paris Michel Cadot, the man rushed at the soldiers, “uttered threats” and shouted “Allahu Akhbar”. 
In the report, the aggressor, aged about thirty, was seriously wounded in the flank and buttocks. He was conscious when taken away by the ambulance. No explosives were found in his backpacks. 
The man fought and risked being killed to try and gain entrance to the Louvre with a satchel full of PAINT BOMBS. 
Think about the damage to the treasures of Western civilization he could have done had he succeeded. And more importantly, lets consider the actual agenda of an agent that would be willing to risk his life to destroy the great works of art of our Wester heritage. 
This was an attack on our culture on a scale we have not seen yet, had it been successful. The great works of art at the Louvre might have become mere legends. As it is, the focus on teaching things like art and music is diminishing rapidly with increased Islamic populations, as typically they will not allow their children to learn it.
GO READ MORE AT VLAD TEPES. 
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Why the ROBARTS HALT was wrong on Trump's travel restrictions, and why the Senate MUST MOVE IMMEDIATELY on Gorsuch

A federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary nationwide restraining order Friday stopping President Trump’s executive order banning citizens of seven countries from entering the United States.
Judge James Robart, who was appointed by former President George Bush in 2003, ruled the executive order would be stopped nationwide, effective immediately.
Hmmmmm, this judge, to place hi on the ‘spectrum’…
According to the Seattle Times, Robart declared “black lives matter” in a court hearing last August in which he decided against a Seattle police union.
Now the actual ruling:
The judge’s decision says he granted the temporary restraining order because the states are “likely to succeed on the merits of the claims;” were likely to “suffer irreparable harm in the absence of preliminary relief;” and because “a TRO is in the public interest.” Robart will rule at a later point on whether to permanently stop the Trump order.
The judge’s ruling says the “states themselves are harmed by virtue of the damage that implementation of the Executive Order has inflicted upon the operations and missions of their public universities and other institutions of higher learning, as well as injury to the States’ operations, tax bases, and public funds.” The residents of the states are affected “adversely” in the areas of “employment, education, business, family relations, and freedom to travel,” the judge’s order says.
There were 2 other federal decisions in court yesterday on the travel restrictions.
In Detroit a judge exempted green card owners (they have been here and being permanent residents, probably have become PERSONS as defined by the Constitution, and thus get the protection of same)
In Boston, a federal judge refused to allow an extension to a temporary halt to the travel restrictions. In direct contrast to Robart, Gorton, in Boston ruled that the plaintiffs had not shown that they were likely to succeed on the merits of their claims,” so “an extension of the restraining order at the present time is not warranted,” reported WBUR.
However, Robarts ruling on the basis of immediate harm to Microsoft (it’s Washington, hello?) and foreigners working with Washington universities who were overseas is the big one. Washington state’s atty genl commented that this will be before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in days and before SCOTUS RAPIDLY.
More than 50 lawsuits have been filed against the order so far, with federal judges issuing temporary injunctions in several states to stop the deportations of people impacted by it.
If a foreigner is here, deportations unless they have committed a crime should be difficult, IMO.
However, border control and national security, are the province of the president. Not the courts. SCOTUS, AND the people who are the issue, people outside the USA are neither citizens nor PERSONS.
But let’s not lose sight that this order is restricted to CURRENT VISA HOLDERS AND PERMANENT RESIDENTS.
Here is a LAWFARE article written the day BEFORE Robarts decision, by a contributor who believes the travel restriction “is, as a matter of policy, monumentally stupid. It is malevolence tempered only by incompetence
A Supreme Court opinion upholding the order would practically write itself. The precedents are full of broad pronouncements highlighting the exceptional place of immigration law in the constitutional canon. Plenary power is no myth.
Precedent by SCOTUS…
“In the exercise of its broad power over immigration and naturalization,” wrote the Court, “Congress regularly makes rules that would be unacceptable if applied to citizens.”
The Court deferred to the legislative scheme even though it involved no plausible national security interests. At the intersection of immigration and national security, the Court has validated harsh results. In Shaughnessy v. United States ex rel. Mezei, the Court upheld the exclusion of a returning permanent resident of 25 years, standing on the basis of secret evidence, even though the exclusion posed the prospect of indefinite detention on Ellis Island (no other country was willing to “take him off our timorous hands,” as Justice Jackson observed in dissent). Mezei was afforded no process: “Whatever the procedure authorized by Congress is, it is due process as far as an alien denied entry is concerned.” In Harisiades v. Shaughnessy, the Court upheld the deportation of long-time permanent resident on the basis of former membership in the Communist Party, even where it was clear that the membership was casual or the attachment to communist ideology had long been abandoned.
But, Peter Spiro goes on …things could change because…
the order serves no counterterror purpose. Refugees are the most vetted of immigrants—no terrorist would take the refugee route into the United States, and in fact none have (leaving aside the minor exception of two Iraqi refugees who faced terrorism charges in 2011 for conduct that occurred prior to entering the US). Not a single terrorist attack has been undertaken in the United States by any national of the seven listed countries…
On the contrary, the travel ban will undermine national security interests by further alienating the Islamic world. Many experts have testified to this fact and there don’t appear to be any credible experts who support the ban. The State Department dissent memo received an unprecedented number of signatures, reportedly a thousand.
Why is this important for purposes of judicial scrutiny? It could help shift the courts away from their historically cautious approach to anything implicating national security values. That is at the heart of jurisdictional barriers to considering foreign relations controversies, which is in turn at the heart of plenary power
Last time I looked, however, POLITICAL ARGUMENTS have hardly swayed SCOTUS in modern times. Judge Roberts statements that SCOTUS did not exist to help make decisions properly made by the ultimate arbiters of Justice, the AMERICAN PEOPLE, at the voting booth (remember the Obamacare ‘it’s a tax’ decision?) sound VERY LOUD.
Trying to base a SCOTUS decision on ‘terrorism has never occurred among refugees’ is IMHO absurd since future prediction can never be made based on past performance.
All of which UNDERSCORES how COMPULSORY it is that Gorsuch receives TOP PRIORITY so that he is sitting when this hits SCOTUS.
CHUCK GRASSELY, call your hearing for monday. Gorsuch, have your paperwork ready. McConnell get the nuke ready.
The danger is not so much that SCOTUS would uphold a 9th Circuit decision in favor of Washington if that happens, but that a tied court would make no decision. If Gorsuch is not in place by the time the 9th circuit court sends this to SCOTUS, the 9th may be SCOTUS in this decision.
This is a momentous decision point. Failure by the Republican  Majority, the Republican Senate Majority Leader, the President to effectively organize Gorsuch into being approved RAPIDLY, while also successfully fighting this suit would be a SYSTEMIC FAILURE of the American System which would have proven that foreigners can gain the rights of the Constitution, and would be as groundbreaking IN THE END, as Brown in 1954.
Those who think Allah is the weapon that will destroy us will gain far more moral building benefits as they interpret a failure to rule in the (ANY) president’s favor on this issue, than the Lawfare author can possibly imagine. THIS is kind of battle, they think, Allah wins.
I know, after 13 years talking with Gulf Arabs every day, THIS is just what I heard.
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Friday, February 03, 2017

Mexican official disputes reported Trump troops threat in call with Nieto


I should have known.

From Politico:
Mexico's foreign minister on Thursday disputed reports that President Donald Trump threatened to send American troops into the country during a call with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto this week. 
“That is nothing close to reality," Luis Videgaray said in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday. 
According to an excerpt obtained by the Associated Press on Wednesday, Trump told Peña Nieto that he had "a bunch of bad hombres down there," and that since he wasn't "doing enough to stop them," Trump "just might send [U.S. troops] down to take care of it." 
A CNN report, however, gave a diverging account of the conversation, where Trump reportedly told the Mexican president: 
"You have some pretty tough hombres in Mexico that you may need help with. We are willing to help with that big-league, but they have be knocked out and you have not done a good job knocking them out." 
Videgaray also dismissed a report by a Mexican journalist that Trump had "humiliated" Peña Nieto during an "aggressive" exchange between the two. 
“That’s plainly false,” he said. Videgaray said CNN's reporting was "certainly closer to reality,” and described the disputed conversation between world leaders as "constructive." 
“I was listening to the call, I was alongside the [Mexican] president and I can tell you it was a very good call," he said. "It was a constructive call. And the presidents agreed based on that call to continue working.”
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Robert Reich Blames Berkeley Riots on Right-Wingers Linked to Breitbart


“I wouldn’t bet against it, Don. Again, I saw these people. They all looked almost paramilitary, not from the campus. And I’ve heard — again I don’t want to say factually — but heard there’s some relationship there between these people and the right wing. And the movement that is affiliated with Breitbart news.” 
What a fuckin' idiot.
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Columnist who called for a military coup to oust Trump had dinner with John Podesta & George Soros

Rosa Brooks, 
Writer at Foreign Policy Magazine, 
Friend of George Soros

Breitbart:
In a blog post for Foreign Policy magazine, Rosa Brooks, a former Obama administration official, outlined four ways to "get rid" of President Trump, including declaring him mentally unfit for command or carrying out a military coup. Brooks is a Schwartz senior fellow at the New America Foundation, which is funded by billionaire George Soros's Open Society Foundations. She served from 2009-2011 as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and served as a senior adviser at Obama's State Department.

Her posting is titled "3 Ways to Get Rid of President Trump Before 2020," although the piece actually outlines four ways.

In what seems to be a deliberate tactic, Brooks repeatedly questions Trump's mental stability, claiming that the president's first week in office "has made it all too clear: Yes, he is as crazy as everyone feared."

Brooks, who is not a mental health professional, offered no evidence for her armchair psychological evaluation other than citing policies that she doesn't like.

Remember those optimistic pre-inauguration fantasies? I cherished them, too. You know: "Once he's president, I'm sure he'll realize it doesn't really make sense to withdraw from all those treaties." "Once he's president, surely he'll understand that he needs to stop tweeting out those random insults." "Once he's president, he'll have to put aside that ridiculous campaign braggadocio about building a wall along the Mexican border." And so on.

Nope. In his first week in office, Trump has made it eminently clear that he meant every loopy, appalling word -- and then some.

Brooks listed four ways to get rid of a "crummy" president.

  • Elect him out of office after his four-year term. "But after such a catastrophic first week, four years seems like a long time to wait," she wrote.
  • Impeachment. However, she lamented, "impeachments take time: months, if not longer -- even with an enthusiastic Congress. And when you have a lunatic controlling the nuclear codes, even a few months seems like a perilously long time to wait."
  • Utilizing a claim of mental instability to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution, which sets the path for the commander-in-chief's removal if the "president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office."
  • A military coup. She writes: "The fourth possibility is one that until recently I would have said was unthinkable in the United States of America: a military coup, or at least a refusal by military leaders to obey certain orders."
Regarding her suggested military coup, a creative Brooks proposes preposterous scenarios that she fears Trump might try to play out:
What would top U.S. military leaders do if given an order that struck them as not merely ill-advised, but dangerously unhinged? An order that wasn't along the lines of "Prepare a plan to invade Iraq if Congress authorizes it based on questionable intelligence," but "Prepare to invade Mexico tomorrow!" or "Start rounding up Muslim Americans and sending them to Guantánamo!" or "I'm going to teach China a lesson -- with nukes!"
Brooks' name showed up in Podesta's emails. An email from 2015 shows she was having dinner with John Podesta and George Soros and was sending Podesta propaganda articles she wrote praising Hillary Clinton.





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Jordanian Prince On Syrian Refugees: ‘We Can’t Vet These People’

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Bernie Sanders: Government Should Destroy Religious Freedom In Order To Fight 'Racism, Sexism, Homophobia'


From the Daily Wire:
It is not up to the government to “sanction” racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination. What Bernie Sanders considers racism, sexism, and homophobia may not actually be racism, sexism or homophobia; furthermore, the government has no role in restricting freedom of speech, religion and association based on Bernie Sanders' disapproval of how people utilize those rights. 
The government has no right to infringe on somebody’s activity so long as that activity does not violate the rights of others. I do not have a right to your services or your respect. I do have a right not to be harmed by you. But the left sees it as a governmental duty to cram down their vision of society on everyone else (except, presumably, for Muslim bakers and photographers). This line of attack means the destruction of religion both in private and in public. 
Imagine if Sanders’ perspective here actually made policy. The government would be given the ability to shut down religious schools for teaching Biblical views on sexuality and gender; the government might even attempt to remove children from religious homes on the grounds that indoctrination in religious thought leads to discrimination. 
Certainly the government would close religious businesses – they’re already doing this in Oregon and New Mexico – if businessowners refuse to violate their Biblical beliefs by participating in activity they consider sinful.
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The Deep State Now Using Encrypted Messaging Apps to Coordinate #TheResistance Inside The Government


From Ace of Spades:

Democracy is too precious a thing to be left to the demos or their elected representatives. 

Government must be run by a self-appointed Vanguard of Experts, comrade:
This underground resistance effort is also said to be communicating with "former Obama administration political appointees" on their plans. So you can probably expect lots of leaked exclusives about the EPA at the New York Times and the Washington Post, none of which will mention that the former President’s people are passing them the information. In fact, these people are so proud of themselves that they are already leaking their existence to the media before they've even done anything.
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The Doobie Brothers
Takin' It To The Streets


Wheels Of Fortune
Takin' It To The Streets 4:50
8th Avenue Shuffle 8:47
Losin' End 13:32
Rio 17:20
For Someone Special 21:18
It Keeps You Runnin' 26:21
Turn It Loose 30:36
Carry Me Away 34:38

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Add another lunatic and another coup brought up – ROSA BROOKS

Rosa Brooks is a law professor and the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at Georgetown University Law Center, a columnist and contributing editor for Foreign Policy and a senior fellow at the New America Foundation,  her byline has appeared in publications all over the world, ranging from Harper’s Magazine to the Washington Post. From 2005 to 2009, she wrote a weekly op-edcolumn for the Los Angeles Times. Her writings focused on foreign policy, human rights, and national security issues
As you read this, remember sedition is LEGAL in this nation.
Incitement which results in illegal actions is not (SPLC, Aryan Nation).

Obama Pentagon official says anti-Trump military coup now possible

Says Trump ‘as crazy as everyone feared’; claims military overthrow and ‘an insane order’ both ‘frightening’
A former Defense Department official under the Obama administration has raised the specter of a military coup to remove President Donald Trump from power.
In an editorial penned for Foreign Policy, senior Pentagon policy official Rosa Brooks publicly suggested a military insurrection against the Trump administration may be the only option to oust one of the most divisive presidents in American history.
Donald Trump’s first week as president has made it all too clear: Yes, he is as crazy as everyone feared,” Ms. Brooks wrote. “[One] possibility is one that until recently I would have said was unthinkable in the United States of America: a military coup, or at least a refusal by military leaders to obey certain orders.”
How to get rid of Trump?
  • Elect him out of office after his four-year term. “But after such a catastrophic first week, four years seems like a long time to wait,” she wrote.
  • Impeachment. However, she lamented, “impeachments take time: months, if not longer — even with an enthusiastic Congress. And when you have a lunatic controlling the nuclear codes, even a few months seems like a perilously long time to wait.”
  • Utilizing a claim of mental instability to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution, which sets the path for the commander-in-chief’s removal if the “president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
  • A military coup. She writes: “The fourth possibility is one that until recently I would have said was unthinkable in the United States of America: a military coup, or at least a refusal by military leaders to obey certain orders.”
What would top U.S. military leaders do if given an order that struck them as not merely ill-advised, but dangerously unhinged? An order that wasn’t along the lines of “Prepare a plan to invade Iraq if Congress authorizes it based on questionable intelligence,” but “Prepare to invade Mexico tomorrow!” or “Start rounding up Muslim Americans and sending them to Guantánamo!” or “I’m going to teach China a lesson — with nukes!”
Her defense?

“The fourth possibility is one that until recently I would have said was unthinkable in the United States of America: a military coup, or at least a refusal by military leaders to obey certain orders.”


Well I guess I'd better head for that remedial reading comprehension class.
File under what are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?

Of course if you look up Rosa Brooks in Wikileaks …..

Following up on conversation at Soros dinnerte: 2015-05-13 12:47

From:brooks.rosa@gmail.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com  CC: jacob.sullivan@yale.edu  Date: 2015-05-13 12:47 Subject: Following up on conversation at Soros dinner

Subject: Following up on conversation at Soros dinner


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Insufferable imam

Google translation of a danish newspaper:
Oussama El Saadi, the imam of Grimhøjmoskén in Danish Aarhus, refuses to distance itself from the Islamic State.
But but but ISIS has nothing to do with Islam, right?
- I do not deny that IS has done what they have done. But if it is right or wrong according to Islamic rules, I can not answer, he tells BT.
- I'm not the ulama (Muslim scholar). So it is my assessment. I might say that it is wrong, but then there is a fatwa (Islamic edict) which entitles them to do so. He continues the interview by saying that the mosque is "neutral" in terms of IS [...]
What a rotten weasel.

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The Religion of Hate



This is hard for many Westerners. They truly think that Muslims are just like any other people -- like the Japanese, Chinese, Indians, Italians, etc. Muslims will come to the West and then assimilate and integrate. So, to oppose Muslim immigration must be bigoted, racist, and so on.

What they don't know about is the sheer, unbridled rage and hatred of Muslims -- taught that they are superior to all others but thanks to the internet, they see that they are the sorry losers of the cosmos.

Look at the consumption of an average person: computers, cell phones, cars, etc. None were created in an Islamic society. That's how we get a collage of conspiracy theories.
  • Non-sharia Israel is wealthy? Because Jews control the world.
  • Infidel America is successful? They stole the wealth from Muslims.
  • Muslim countries are failures? Jewish-controlled America makes it so.
  • 9/11? Another scheme by America to attack Muslims. By the way, Osama is a saint.
You see, Islam isn't a failure. It's the dirty, rotten infidels who're keeping Muslims down.

Conclusion? Annihilate the infidels.

The ugly reality is that majorities of Muslims in various countries believe this horseshit.

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You will see this post again .. FARADAY CAGES and the Center for American Progress

Howard Kurtz, and 3 or 4 others have commented on this PRECISE subject

The empire strikes back: Why Trump’s private talks with foreign leaders were leaked

The swamp is finding ways to mire the new president in controversy.
A pair of leaks about Donald Trump’s conversations with foreign leaders is extraordinary, because these are among the most closely held secrets in government. The information was furnished to the Washington Post and the AP in a clear effort to embarrass the president. And it worked.
Putting aside for a moment what Trump said to the leaders of Australia and Mexico, how can any president function if he can’t hold confidential conversations with his counterparts on the world stage?
These stories were about the bureaucracy striking back. One or more people, in either the State Department or the White House, wanted to damage Trump by portraying him as a rampaging bull breaking the diplomatic china. And this was done by selectively providing excerpts of the private calls. We don’t know much about the tone or the context.
They’re hot news stories, of course, but the motivation of the leakers is pretty transparent.Now it’s not that unusual for an administration to provide authorized leaks about a president’s encounters with foreign leaders to paint him in a positive light. But I can’t recall another case in which unnamed sources tried to undermine a president by putting out such specifics.
Another such article was about the EPA lifelong ‘crats creating a clandestine encrypted network to communicate with each other to frustrate any of Trump’s (i,e, the elected people’s) actions if the so pleased.
I suggest a reaction not unlike that of the ones reserved for North Korea, Iran, and the frustration level Trump exhibited (rightfully) when he had to hear from the Australian PM that Obama had agreed to take 1,250-2k ‘refugees’ that Oz was storing on islands in what the UN called ILLEGAL situations, because Oz would NOT allow them into Oz, because they are far more restrictive than the USA. See HERE
Here is another such article today
The people who act in this regard are self identified prime members of the political class. Their goal is to become a GS-999 and retire with 903% of their income. That’s all. Maybe gather power along the way.
Massive firings should be the first option. Now as we have seen with the VA, righteous firings get reduced to sideways moves with nasty notes, which then get reversed in the public servants’ dedicated internal judicial system set up so that executive actions can be frustrated. So if we can’t get rid of those whose CHIEF PURPOSE is to hamstring the will of the people via the elected govt, and send them off to the Center for American Progress, we then need an alternate solution.
A Faraday Cage.
The federal govt, I suspect has PLENTY of available office space. A place for a lot of chairs, without cubicles. A place in which there will be no cell phone reception. No computers. No internet.
And no talking.
A place where a lot of people can be transferred.
A place where boredom and frustration will overcome reason-less anger and TDS.
Now, to be sure I think the actions like this which are designed to embarrass Trump probably do not bother him as much as those around him.

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Fake News Site CNN Calls Milo Yiannopolous a "White Supremacist"

Milo's response to those who would call him a "White Supremacist."

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After Berkeley: A Right Wing Call to Self-Defense

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Vladimir Putin, Viktor Orban: The moral thing to do is say, “Please don’t come”

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TRUMP WARNS ISRAEL: STOP ANNOUNCING NEW SETTLEMENTS

The White House warned Israel on Thursday to cease settlement announcements that are “unilateral” and “undermining” of President Donald Trump’s effort to forge Middle East peace, a senior administration official told The Jerusalem Post. 
For the first time, the administration confirmed that Trump is committed to a comprehensive two-state solution to the Israeli- Palestinian conflict negotiated between the parties. 
The official told the Post that the White House was not consulted on Israel’s unprecedented announcement of 5,500 new settlement housing units over the course of his first two weeks in office. 
“As President Trump has made clear, he is very interested in reaching a deal that would end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is currently exploring the best means of making progress toward that goal,” the official said. 
"With that in mind, we urge all parties to refrain from taking unilateral actions that could undermine our ability to make progress, including settlement announcements,” the official added. 
“The administration needs to have the chance to fully consult with all parties on the way forward.” Trump plans to bring up the peace process in his meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House scheduled for February 15. 
Trump looks forward to those discussions, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in response to this report. 
"The American desire for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians has remained unchanged for 50 years," Spicer said. 
"While we don’t believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving that goal."
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French Soldier Shoots Machete-Wielding Attacker in 'Terrorist in Nature' Incident in Paris


From Yahoo News:
A French soldier on duty at the Carrousel du Louvre shopping mall in Paris opened fire Friday morning on a machete-wielding man who attempted to attack a group of soldiers and police officers, according to police. 
French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve described the attack as "terrorist in nature," and has opened a terror investigation. 
There is a significant presence of soldiers in the French capital since the country is in an extended state of emergency until July 2017. 
Paris Police Chief Michel Cadot said the man, armed with a machete and shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is great" in Arabic), launched himself at soldiers and police officers. 
One of the soldiers shot the attacker five times, seriously wounding him in the stomach, Cadot said. 
Cadot said the attacker was also carrying two backpacks but they were later found not to contain any explosives. 
One soldier had a minor scalp injury, said Cadot. A spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior, speaking at the scene, said a second person had been arrested at the scene and their "possible connection" to the incident was being investigated. It was not clear if this person had a direct connection to the attacker. 
France's Ministry of the Interior initially tweeted in French that a "serious" security incident occurred near the Louvre Museum.
We had a mass-stabbing incident in Los Angeles the other day. A man ran down the street stabbing people.

But if it was a Jihad attack, we'll never know because the authorities clamped down on the incident in total. There has been no information, whatsoever, about the attacker or his motive. 

AND THEN THERE'S THIS:

MAN HURLS EXPLOSIVES INTO PASADENA CHEESECAKE FACTORY RESTAURANT
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Buddy Holly



J.P. Richardson Jr.
The Big Bopper


Ritchie Valens


 
Waylon's Story
  

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John McLaughlin
Electric Guitarist



New York on My Mind - 00:00
Friendship - 5:46
Every Tear from Every Eye - 12:48
Do You Hear the Voices That you Left Behind? - 19:41
Are You The One? Are You The One? - 27:23
Phenomenon: Compulsion - 32:06
My Foolish Heart - 35:30

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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Revenge of the nerds


From Tammy Swofford:
This is a great time to blog, and there is almost too much to keep up with, but we are certainly having fun. It is the revenge of the nerds 
If there is a film which accurately depicts what has just occurred in America’s political life, it is the 1984 comedy classic ‘Revenge of the Nerds’. To set the stage for my thoughts, let me bring readers up to speed on the basic plot. Two loyal friends, nerds to the point of ridiculous, enrol at (fictional) Adams College to study computer science. They are housed in the freshman dorm with the Alpha Beta, a fraternity populated with football players of below average intelligence. 
One rather dense student manages to burn down the frat house. Fire and alcohol are never companionable. Suffering a bit from Dunning-Kruger syndrome, the leaders of Alpha Beta deny fraternity membership to the deserving pledges (Lewis Skolnick and Gilbert Lowe). This established natural order of treating outsiders with disrespect finally comes to a head. 
The nerds set out bent on revenge. They report their grievances to the campus police. Unfortunately, the police are bound by the rules of the Greek Council. The nerds are denied adjudication of their misfortunes and realise the only way to effectively confront inaction and callous disregard is to gain a charter for national membership of a new fraternity. Scandalous schemes ensue. But by the end of the film, it can be easy to fall in love with “the nerds”. 
Art mimics life. And in this case, Washington has been accosted by tens of millions of voters named Skolnick and Lowe. We have dealt with the Washington fraternity. Our time is now, and it is the revenge of the nerds!
GO READ THE WHOLE THING.
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20 simple questions

I have a feeling that not a single Muslim is going to answer these questions:



Out of all the questions, the very last one exposes the utter dishonesty and incomprehensible irrationality of Muslims.

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Deceitful Muslims

Nov. 20, 2015:
Adolf Hitler on Thursday called for the creation of a national database to register all Jews living in Germany to protect the country against terrorism. Oh wait, Hitler’s dead. So his ludicrous ideas should’ve died with him, right? Apparently not!
According to Donald Trump, it’s time to do some serious #tbt. Trump called for the creation of a national database to register all Muslims living in the United States so as to protect the country against terrorism.
Dec. 9, 2015:
Evidently, Trump is a fascist but he’s not the only one. There seem to be a lot of people in America who are now revealing this hateful side to them — and praising Trump for his “courage to speak the truth.”
Nov. 10, 2016:
Voting means shit when it leads to an immoral, sexist, narcissistic, bigot sick minded white a** hole become “leader of the free world.”
Some other choice words and phrases: "Amerikkka", "xenophobic", "dystopian universe", "bigotry, racism, sexism, and human indecency as okay", etc.

Nov. 26, 2016:
A fascist to hold one of the most powerful positions in these United States of America is and will never be normal.
Jan. 28, 2017:
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Donald Trump walks in the footsteps of Nazi Germany’s dictator Adolf Hitler to bring the past to life [...]
So, according to the lovely authors at Muslim Girl, Trump is literally Hitler. 30 out of 50 states voted for him. So, these people also revealed their true fascist nature.

And now, Feb. 1, 2017: A Familiar US History Lesson: Jewish Refugees of the Holocaust & Refugees Today.

One can't help but laugh. Muslim Girl has spent over a year setting up Trump as Hitler. And now the same dishonest clowns are upset that 12% of the global Muslim population can't visit the US!

If Trump is as bad as they say, then why do millions of Muslims still want to migrate to the US? Shouldn't Muslim Girl be warning Muslims to not visit America? Shouldn't they advise Muslims in the US to save themselves by leaving?

There are 50 Muslim-majority nations on Earth. Wouldn't it make sense for these countries to help the savage rapefugees their religious brothers by accepting them?

I wonder how many Jewish-majority nations there were in the 1930s for the European Jewish refugees ...

Update
Note, how these Muslims compare themselves to the Jews of the Nazi era for victimhood points. Yet, Muslims proudly supported Hitler during his time and shockingly still do. Most Muslims are not even taught about the Holocaust and many deny it outright. The greatest enemies of the Jews today have no shame or decency. They are two-faced and evil.

(Originally posted at Isaac Schrödinger.)

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Nancy Pelosi thinks much better of Steve Bannon

He is no longer an anti-Semite and a white supremacist
He is just a white supremacist
“What’s making America less safe is to have a white supremacist named to the National Security Council”
(SIGHS)
And of course we have Sarah Silverman and Judd Apatow trying to void the Constitution by a coup and street violence enabling ACTUAL right wing crazies to kill them in turn. Something they don’t get and never will
We also should be awarding the rioters in Berkeley some kind of achievement award. While rioting over the idea that they are in opposition to Stalin and Hitler they became bolsheviks and brownshirts.
I wonder how much venom and hysterical theater is going to go on until someone gets hurt.
Is it any wonder there is a question in Melania’s mind about coming herself and bringing a 10 year old 5th grade child into a snake pit of slobbering reptiles?
Who would want to be in office in this nation?
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The Ever-Changing Narrative of the Quebec Mosque Attack

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Trump Ends Obama's Asinine "Countering Violent Extremism" Program

TRUMP! Now With Extra TITS!

The Rebel has reported on Obama’s creation of an office he called “Countering Violent Extremism”.
This office was created to minimize the focus on Islamic jihad, and make right wing extremism the focus of law enforcement instead.
Today, Donald Trump ended the program with this declaration.
The Trump administration wants to revamp and rename a U.S. government program designed to counter all violent ideologies so that it focuses solely on Islamist extremism, five people briefed on the matter told Reuters.
The program, "Countering Violent Extremism," or CVE, would be changed to "Countering Islamic Extremism" or "Countering Radical Islamic Extremism," the sources said, and would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States.

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Austria: Migrant Mob Chants "Allahu Akbar" and Fires Plastic Pellets at Subway Riders


From Rebel Media:
A MIGRANT mob sparked panic on the underground in Austrian capital Vienna as they chanted "Allahu Akbar" and fired plastic pellets at terrified passengers Vienna public transport services spokesman Daniel Amann said: "We have safety precautions on the train and on the platforms for precisely those incidents where passengers are not feeling secure." 
The underground incident comes just days after a protest rally ended in chaos when a man ran into the crowd shouting "Allahu Akbar", sparking fears of an imminent terror attack.
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Nigel Farage at EU: "The True Nature of the European Project ... Is Genuine Anti-Americanism"

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WH: Green card holders no longer subject to EO


From Politico:
President Donald Trump’s administration is reinterpreting its travel ban for residents of certain countries to now exempt legal permanent residents of the United States. 
White House Counsel Don McGahn issued “authoritative guidance” on Wednesday clarifying that key parts of Trump’s controversial executive order, which is aimed at citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries, will no longer cover green card holders, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced Wednesday afternoon. … 
McGahn’s memo to the State, Homeland Security and Justice Departments acknowledges that the wording of the order Trump signed Friday was ambiguous. 
“I understand that there has been reasonable uncertainty about whether those provisions apply to lawful permanent residents of the United States. Accordingly, to remove any confusion, I now clarify that Sections 3(c) and 3(e) do not apply to such individuals,” McGahn wrote. “Please immediately convey this interpretive guidance to all individuals responsible for the administration and implementation of the Executive Order.”
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Trump on ‘tough’ calls with world leaders: ‘Don’t worry about it’


From the Washing Post:
President Trump told the American people there is no reason for concern about his contentious and at times hostile calls with foreign leaders such as the Australian prime minister, saying these dangerous times demand a U.S. president who will be 'tough' — even with steadfast allies. 
"Believe me, when you hear about the tough phone calls I'm having, don't worry about it," Trump said Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. "Just don't worry about it. They're tough. We have to be tough. It's time we're going to be a little tough, folks. We're taken advantage of by every nation in the world, virtually. It's not going to happen anymore." 
Trump's comments came after a report in The Washington Post detailing his conversation with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull threatened to ignite a diplomatic crisis between the United States and Australia, which have been close partners on defense, intelligence and trade for more than half a century. 
Trump berated Turnbull on Saturday over a refugee agreement, brokered by former president Barack Obama, for the United States to consider admitting some 1,250 refugees currently off the Australian coast at Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, according to senior U.S. officials. 
On a day in which Trump spoke with five foreign leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, he told Turnbull, "This was the worst call by far," the officials said. About 25 minutes into what was expected to be an hour-long call, Trump abruptly ended it. 
In his prayer breakfast remarks, Trump said, “The world is under serious, serious threat in so many different ways. And I’ve never seen it so much and so openly as since I took the position as president. The world is in trouble, but we’re going to straighten it out, okay? That’s what I do. I fix things. We’re going to straighten it out."

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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Iran will not yield to “useless” U.S. threats from “an inexperienced person”

Politifact:
And now from Iran ....
Remember?
Remember?
Amir Taheri:
Abbasi and his disciples in the new Islamic elite believe that this is the best time to engage the US in a “game of chicken.”
“The Western regimes lack popular legitimacy,” Abbasi told his audience. “The Western economy is based on shaky foundations that depend on oil. Divisions within the Western camp, the West’s economic fragility, and the distrust of the people (in Western countries) toward their governments render their side vulnerable.”
Abbasi believes that when President Bush says that no option is off the table, implying that force could be used against the Islamic Republic, he is only playing chicken.
“The Americans are not ready to send a million men (to defeat the Islamic Republic),” Abbasi said. “Even economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic will fail thanks to opposition from the Western public opinion and the refusal of most countries to implement (them).”
Abbasi claims that in a game plan presented to Ahmadinejad, he has concluded that the idea of a major US military attack against Iran is “a bluff.”
“Our game plan shows that any attempt at imposing an embargo on Iran would push the price of oil to $110 per barrel,” Abbasi said. “And if we were to be subjected to military attack the price could top the $400 mark.”
“Security Council Resolution 2231, which endorsed the JCPOA, ‘calls upon’ Iran not to undertake until 2023 any activity related to ballistic missiles ‘designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons,’ the International Crisis Group reported last month

Iran tests ballistic missile in defiance of UN resolution, US officials say

“Recent Iranian actions, including a provocative ballistic missile launch and an attack against a Saudi naval vessel conducted by Iran-supported Houthi militants [from Yemen], underscore what should have been clear to the international community all along about Iran’s destabilising behaviour across the Middle East,” said Mr Flynn. “As of today we are officially putting Iran on notice.”
In the fall of 1941 the Japanese ruling elite was certain that if only America paid a sufficiently high price, negotiations as to the new status could be achieved.

Anyone think another CIVILIZATIONAL LEVEL ERROR is brewing, this time in Teheran?

PS It won’t be a million men. It won’t be 100,000 men.
It may not even BE men.
Not now.
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The staunch GOPe of Today



I hope this is #FAKENEWS, but I am betting it is not.

Bloomberg:

Republicans Rebrand Obamacare Strategy From ‘Repeal’ to ‘Repair’

Some Republicans in Congress are starting to talk more about trying to “repair” Obamacare, rather than simply calling for “repeal and replace.”
There’s good reason for that.
The repair language was discussed by Republicans during their closed-door policy retreat in Philadelphia last week as a better way to brand their strategy. Some of that discussion flowed from views that Republicans may not be headed toward a total replacement, said one conservative House lawmaker who didn’t want to be identified.
Using the word repair “captures exactly what the large majority of the American people want,” said Frank Luntz, a prominent Republican consultant and pollster who addressed GOP lawmakers at their retreat.
“The public is particularly hostile about skyrocketing costs, and they demand immediate change,” Luntz said in an e-mail response to questions. “Repair is a less partisan but no less action-oriented phrase that Americans overwhelmingly embrace.”
Republicans are grappling with their party’s desire — and President Donald Trump’s promise — to dismantle Obamacare, as well as the political disaster that could ensue if millions of Americans lose coverage as a result of legislation.
A Jan. 6 Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 75 percent of Americans either are opposed to Congress repealing Obamacare or want lawmakers to wait until they have a replacement ready before repealing it. While Trump has promised a plan of his own, Republicans have yet to coalesce around any of the plans that have been floated in recent years to end Obamacare while maintaining a stable insurance market.
I hope these MORONS are exposed to the public, and voted into retirement at the mail room at Moelis and Company.
You are there to represent the will of the people and hiding behind ’75 percent of Americans either are opposed to Congress repealing Obamacare or want lawmakers to wait until they have a replacement ready before repealing it.’ – is BOLOGNA.
You construct the replacement, you face the music of criticism, you amend the bill, you keep it small, you construct the repeal, and BOTH become a single bill. You do this THIS YEAR.
If you cannot do that, if you resort to the old ways, BAD THINGS ARE COMING

This is not the old public.
Left or Right, EVERYONE is pissed off, and everyone is out of patience.
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