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The Right of the People to be Secure in their Persons, Houses, Papers, and Effects,
Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Brittany Pettinbone Interviews Based Stickman

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Marine Le Pen: Islamism Has Declared War on Our Nation, On Reason, On Civilization

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Sharia in Delaware: State Senate Opens With Muslim Prayer, Imam Picks His Nose During Pledge of Allegiance

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What Los Angeleans Really Think of L.A. As a Sanctuary City

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Harry Reid's Role in Obamagate

From the American Spectator:
Last October, Harry Reid, the ruthlessly partisan former senator from Nevada, wrote a nasty and bumptious letter to FBI director James Comey. The letter remains a significant piece of evidence in Obamagate, as it confirms his role as conduit for Obama administration’s political espionage against Trump. 
“In my communications with you and other top officials in the national security community, it has become clear that you possess explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisors, and the Russian government,” he wrote. “The public has a right to know this information. I wrote to you months ago calling for this information to be released to the public. There is no danger to American interests from releasing it. And yet, you continue to resist calls to inform the public of this critical information.” 
Who were those “top officials” whispering the fable of Trump-Russia collusion in Reid’s ear? One was John Brennan ...
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Hotties for Trump - Singer Kaya Jones from The Pussycat Dolls

Here she is with Joy Villa:

Who are the Pussycat Dolls?

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More Female Genital Mutilation

... in Michigan, another Dr. was arrested for hacking off clits.

From Fox News:
Dr. Fakhruddin Attar and his wife, Farida Attar, were arrested just one week after officials arrested another Michigan-based doctor, Jumama Nagarwala, for performing FGM. 
Nagarwala is an emergency room doctor in Detroit. 
The Attars allegedly arranged and assisted Nagarwala in performing FGM out of a medical clinic that Dr. Attar owns in Livonia, Mich. Attar’s wife works at the clinic as office manager. The three are believed to be the first people charged under a federal law that criminalizes female genital mutilation (FGM). 
According to the criminal complaint, some of Attar’s victims, ranging from ages 6 to 8, are believed to have traveled interstate to have the procedure performed. 
Female genital mutilation is prevalent in some majority Muslim countries and is sometimes called “cleansing” by its practitioners. It involves the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, often performed without anesthesia. It is designed to ensure females remain virgins until marriage. 
According to a 2013 census by the Population Reference Bureau, approximately 500,000 women and girls in the United States have undergone the procedure or are at risk of the procedure. 
In 2015, the issue of female genital mutilation received a wave of attention after Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt made a personal pledge of $100,000 to stop the brutal practice, after meeting Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an internationally known women’s rights advocate who suffered the barbaric practice at the age of 5. 
“I don’t see how anyone who believes in the rule of law and the rights of women could do anything other than support efforts to end female-genital mutilation, forced marriage and honor-killings — practices that have no place in the 21st century,” Schmidt said in 2015. 

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Who and What Is Antifa?

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BAIL SET for Fresno Terrorist Kori Muhammad THOUGH HE MURDERED FOUR PEOPLE: He Demands “Let black people go in reparations!”

God, please strike down the Judge who approved bail in this case. Lightning, or whatever it takes, please.

From Jammie Wearing Fool:
A Fresno County judge on Friday ordered a psychiatric evaluation for suspected shooting-spree killer Kori Ali Muhammad, who entered the courtroom yelling, “Let black people go!” 
Muhammad, in shackles and wearing a yellow jail jumpsuit, made his first Fresno County Superior Court appearance since the deadly shootings of the past week, but the proceedings were suspended after the defendant’s outburst. He yelled: “Let black people go and reparations.” 
Muhammad’s mental competency was questioned by his public defender. Judge W. Kent Hamlin ordered a psychiatric evaluation. Muhammad’s arraignment was rescheduled for May 12. Gee, might he face “hate crime” charges? 
Police Chief Jerry Dyer has said the four killings were fueled by Muhammad’s hatred of white people. 
Muhammad is black. All of the murder victims were white. 
Court records say Muhammad has several aliases, including Kori McWallace, Kori Taylor, Corey Allen Taylor and Cory Allen Muhammad. He grew up in Fresno, but later moved to Sacramento, where he racked up nine criminal cases in Sacramento Superior Court between 1997 and 2004, including a gun conviction, online records indicate. 
His criminal record also includes making criminal threats, forgery, false imprisonment and driving under the influence, online records state. 
In October 2006, he was sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court in Fresno to possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and being a felon in possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. He released from prison in September 2001 and placed on supervised release.
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Justice Department Threatens To Cut Federal Funding From 9 ‘Sanctuary’ Jurisdictions

Winning! Now With Extra T&A

We may disagree with Trump on certain issues, but man is he ever right on with this.

From the Washington Examiner:
The Department of Justice on Friday reprimanded nine “sanctuary” jurisdictions for failing to adhere to federal requests to detain illegal immigrants. It sent a letter warning the jurisdictions that they could lose certain federal grants if they fail to prove they are in compliance with federal law that requires them to communicate with federal officials about on immigration matters. 
The statute, 8 USC § 1373, prohibits local and state governments from enacting laws or policies that limit communication with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Customs and Border Protection about “information regarding the immigration or citizenship status.” 
The Justice Department said it “expects each of these jurisdictions to comply with this grant condition and to submit all documentation to the Office of Justice Programs by June 30, 2017, the deadline imposed by the grant agreement,” the letters from Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan Hanson read. 
The department sent letters to Sacramento, Chicago, Cook County, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee and New York City.

Trump: I Will Release Plan With ‘Massive’ Tax Cuts Next Week

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Somali Muslim Legislator Votes ‘Yes’ to Allow Life Insurance Payouts to Beneficiaries of Terrorists

Why do we allow Scuzlimas like this bitch in our country? What the fuck?
Omar was one of only two members of the Minnesota State House to vote against a bill that would allow life insurance companies to deny payouts to the beneficiaries of terrorists who die in violent attacks on Americans. 
The House voted 127-2 to pass the bill, which now moves on to a vote in the State Senate. Omar, who represents the heavily immigrant Cedar Riverside area of Minneapolis, was joined by fellow Democratic Rep. John Lesch of St. Paul in voting against the bill. 
Omar’s vote sticks out because at least 42 Somali refugees have been confirmed by the FBI to have left the U.S. to join overseas terrorist organizations, including al-Shabab, the al-Qaida affiliate in Somalia, and ISIS in Syria and Iraq. 
Dozens of other Somali-Americans have been tried and/or convicted of providing material support to overseas terrorists. 
Before she was elected she was an activist who often lobbied the Minneapolis City Council on progressive issues. 
Since her election as a legislator she: 
Opposed a bill to limit mass protests designed to disrupt streets, train service and airport access. 
Has been given her own Muslim Barbie icon, the “Hijarbie.” 
Visited her native Somalia to push for women’s leadership, raising the question of why Somali “refugees” are still pouring into the U.S. and other Western countries if the country is safe enough for former refugees to return and lobby the government for pet causes. 
Of course this bill supports terrorists just like similar ones do in Muslim regions… 
Democratic Rep. Debra Hilstrom said the goal of the Minnesota bill “is to make certain that folks don’t benefit [from terrorism] and this limits the beneficiary to the premiums that were paid in. It limits the exposure for the insurance company when someone is committing an act of terrorism.” 
Debra Anderson, leader of the ACT For America chapter in Minnesota, praised the legislators who voted for the bill Thursday. “U.S. life insurance policies that pay out to the families of terrorists reminds me of Muslim regions, such as Palestine, that also make ‘life insurance’ payments to the families of jihadists who kill in the name of Allah.” 
Anderson said Omar’s vote was reprehensible and shows where her allegiances lie. 
This is how Islam takes over nations. Muslims emigrate to non-Muslim countries, infiltrate the government, military and the police force and slowly push for Sharia law. This is stealth jihad. 
When we allow Muslims to be elected to public office and get sworn in on a Quran, we shouldn’t be surprised when they push for laws that favor Islamic terrorists.
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Freddy Cole
This Time I'm one For Good

Blame It On My Youth

What Are You Afraid Of

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Great Moments In the History of Slavery

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Remember Those Two Egyptian Guys Who "Found" a Suitcase With a Pressure Cooker Bomb And Left It On The Streets of Manhattan Because They Supposedly Didn't Know What It Was?

Back in September, two Egyptian nationals were caught on CCTV images walking along NYC's sidewalk dragging a Louis Vuitton rolling suitcase which they claimed to have found unattended. Noticing it was heavy, they opened it and removed a plastic bag containing a pressure cooker which they left behind - possibly disarming the bomb components when handling. 

===>"Ali and Radwan can be seen in surveillance video discarding the plastic-wrapped bomb on the sidewalk before walking away with the bag. Authorities say the duo might have inadvertly disabled the device."<=== (see NYDailyNews link)

The news soon dismissed these two Egyptians as employees of an Egyptian airline (pilots/security) and released them. See this FBI info wanted poster for refresher: https://www.scribd.com/document/324800798/FBI-Poster

Also here:




Now consider this:

Notice, the reports do not reveal that these two Egyptian men were actually caught on video in the hotel with that bag before they claim to have found it on the sidewalk.
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Fracking Sweeps Into China.

This is good news. It means even less power for Middle East Muslim nations.

China has been trying to use fracking to shifts away from traditional sources of energy such as coal power. Shale gas production has risen by 50.4 percent compared to last year, according to the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics. 
China produced 3.8 billion cubic feet of shale gas in March. To put this in some perspective, the U.S. currently produces 1,476 billion cubic feet annually.
U.S. experts expect China will continue to push fracking, but don’t see the communist country becoming energy independent any time soon. 
“It makes perfect sense for Beijing to push as hard as it can to rely on new domestic sources of energy wherever possible,” Harry J. Kazianis, director of defense studies at the Center for the National Interest, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “And increased shale gas output very much fits into such a strategy.” 
China aims to boost natural gas’s share of the energy supply from 6 to 10 percent by 2020. In March, Beijing became China’s first city to have all natural gas-fired power plants.

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Paris Jihadist Who Murdered Policeman Yesterday Was Known For "Radical Islamist Activities", Had Shot Policeman In Past

From CNN:
Paris (CNN)A man who killed a police officer on the Champs-Elysees Thursday night was known to French security services for radical Islamist activities and had shot and wounded an officer in the past, a source close to the investigation told CNN.
The French didn't see that as a reason for him to be off the street.
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The French, Coming Apart

From City Journal:
The real-estate market in any sophisticated city reflects deep aspirations and fears. If you had a feel for its ups and downs—if you understood, say, why young parents were picking this neighborhood and drunks wound up relegated to that one—you could make a killing in property, but you also might be able to pronounce on how society was evolving more generally. In 2016, a real-estate developer even sought—and won—the presidency of the United States. In France, a real-estate expert has done something almost as improbable. 
Christophe Guilluy calls himself a geographer. But he has spent decades as a housing consultant in various rapidly changing neighborhoods north of Paris, studying gentrification, among other things. And he has crafted a convincing narrative tying together France’s various social problems—immigration tensions, inequality, deindustrialization, economic decline, ethnic conflict, and the rise of populist parties. Such an analysis had previously eluded the Parisian caste of philosophers, political scientists, literary journalists, government-funded researchers, and party ideologues. Guilluy is none of these. 
Yet in a French political system that is as polarized as the American, both the outgoing Socialist president François Hollande and his Gaullist predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy sought his counsel. Marine Le Pen, whose National Front dismisses both major parties as part of a corrupt establishment, is equally enthusiastic about his work. Guilluy has published three books, as yet untranslated, since 2010, with the newest, Le crépuscule de la France d’en haut (roughly: “The Twilight of the French Elite”), arriving in bookstores last fall. 
The volumes focus closely on French circumstances, institutions, and laws, so they might not be translated anytime soon. But they give the best ground-level look available at the economic, residential, and democratic consequences of globalization in France. They also give an explanation for the rise of the National Front that goes beyond the usual imputation of stupidity or bigotry to its voters. Guilluy’s work thus tells us something important about British voters’ decision to withdraw from the European Union and the astonishing rise of Donald Trump—two phenomena that have drawn on similar grievances.
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One of my favorite soul singers has died. Cuba Gooding, Sr. was the lead singer for The Main Ingredient.

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Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters
Double Trouble

The Big Train


Round Midnight

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

“Extremist” With Kalashnikov Shoots Three Police Officers in Paris at Champs Élysées, One Dead

From Reuters:
PARIS (Reuters) - A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in a shooting in central Paris on Thursday night before the gunman himself was killed by officers, police and the Interior Ministry said. 
A second suspect thought to be involved in the incident on the Champs Elysees shopping boulevard just days ahead of France's presidential election was still on the loose. 
The famous wide street that leads away from the Arc de Triomphe that had earlier been crowded with Parisians and tourists enjoying a spring evening remained closed off at around 11:00 PM (2100 GMT), some two hours or more after the incident. 
France has lived under a state of emergency since 2015 and has suffered a spate of Islamist militant attacks that have killed more than 230 people in the past two years. 
The French prosecutors' office said the counter-terrorism office had opened an inquiry. Interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said it was too early to say what the motive of the attack was, but that it was clear the police officers had been deliberately targeted. 
"A little after 9 PM a vehicle stopped alongside a police car which was parked. Immediately a man got out and fired on the police vehicle, mortally wounding a police officer," Brandet said. 
Officers at the scene said they were searching for a potential second assailant, and a police source said an arrest warrant had been issued for a suspect in the shooting who had arrived in Paris from Belgium by train.


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The Company He's Been Keeping

Who'da ever thunk we'd see pictures like these from The Oval Office & environs?

story & stuff here


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North Korea nuclear threat: should California start panicking?

From The Guardian:
After five nuclear tests in a decade, North Korea has already shown that it poses a nuclear threat to South Korea and Japan, roughly 80,000 American soldiers stationed in those countries, and to China, its nominal ally. But although Kim Jong-un has dramatically increased missile testing since he took power in 2011, North Korea has yet to test an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could cross nearly 5,500 miles of the Pacific. 
North Korea would need to overcome two feats of engineering to threaten the American mainland: a working ICBM system and a warhead for one of those missiles. Unlike shorter-range missiles, long-range missiles have multiple engines and flight stages, meaning North Korean engineers have to make rockets – and bombs – that can survive the violent vibrations of launch, the wrenching g-forces of flight, and the temperature changes of takeoff and re-entry from space. 
“Producing a warhead that can handle all that is a challenge,” said Joseph Bermudez, an analyst for 38 North, a thinktank affiliated with the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. 
Although Kim has said he wants to test an ICBM later this year, Bermudez doubted the test would be a success. Until North Korea begins ICBM tests, it will be difficult to gauge the country’s capabilities, said Joshua Pollock, a senior researcher at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. 
The US has reportedly made it more difficult for North Korea to get missiles off the ground, with a series of cyberattacks begun by Barack Obama. But government hackers alone probably cannot stop North Korea’s ambitions, Bermudez said. 
“It’s likely that any cyberwarfare campaign would not be able to stop either the nuclear program or the ballistic program, only delay it.” Donald Trump vowed on Twitter earlier this year that Kim would not test an ICBM, and his advisers have not ruled out pre-emptive military action.
In other words, the Trump Administrations actions are the height of prudence.
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Berkeley Attacker Identified, Professor Eric Clanton

Here is video footage by YouTuber Shuttershot45, of the worst attack by Clanton. This video shows him throwing full force and point blank, a steel bike lock directly at a peaceful Trump supporter’s head. This attack led to a trip to the emergency room with a concussion and several stitches to the head for the poor victim.aa

The identity of the AntiFa communist, who is internet famous for the brutal attack on a Trump supporter in Berkeley this past weekend, has been finally revealed by the weaponized autism of /pol/. These particular American heroes have a mantra of “no one is out of our reach,” and today this has proven to be true. Eric Clanton, a former San Francisco State University Professor, has been identified as the attacker. His life is all uphill from here. He currently teaches at Diablo Valley College.
Thanks to amazing people at places like 4chan – /pol/ Trump supporters will always have underground detectives looking out for them while the mainstream media makes sure violent communists like ‘moldy locks,’ are able to start Go Fund Me pages and get away with throwing glass bottles at innocent people.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT ALL SERIOUS CONSERVATIVES (serious means, those who no longer buy the idea that the GOP is actually standing for Conservative values) WATCH THIS VIDEO

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Islam and Favoritism in the Workplace

From The Last English Prince:
Is it possible? Is it possible that our fear of the monster in the closet actually creates a monster? Does our fear of the word “discrimination” capitulate to favoritism toward Muslims in the workplace? 
Ask me. Does my workplace capitulate? 
Latest example is within our sturdy volunteer corps upon which we are dependent for many tasks. As of late, a Muslim woman in hijab is seated at the volunteer desk. This desk is in the front lobby. This area presents the first public face of my mega-corporate hospital with the zillion dollar services. 
Did I mention that the volunteer dress code includes a beautiful red jacket, or at times a red vest? Most of our volunteers are retirees and I have always admired the nicely coiffed white hair with the red jacket accent. It speaks of elegance. 
There is capitulation for Muslim staff members too and I worry about epidemiology. Nurses tossed their caps years ago because studies showed we were sporting germ harbors on our heads. The caps had to go for the safety of our clients. 
The other day I noted a Muslim nurse leaning over a bed. Her scarf with long fringe was not neatly displayed. The fringes swept across the patient and bed as she provided care. I observed again as she entered the next room and repeated the process.
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Republican Congressman Wants To Charge Enlistees For Their Education Benefits

Phil Roe - Republican Scum

If you don't think Republican stands for scum who can't get justice (Lois Lerner, John Kocksuckinman) done, but never met a tax they didn't like , then you are not paying attention:
A congressional proposal to make service members buy into their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits surprised veterans groups on Tuesday, with advocates divided over whether it amounts to a long-term fix for the benefit or an unfair bill for veterans. 
“This new tax on troops is absurd,” said Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander Brian Duffy in a statement. ] 
“Ensuring veterans are able to successfully transition back to civilian life after military service is a cost of war, and not a fee that Congress can just pass along to our troops. 
“Congress must stop nickeling and diming America’s service members and veterans.” 
The plan — draft legislation from House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe, R-Tenn. — would deduct $2,400 from future service members’ paychecks to establish eligibility for revamped post-military education benefits. 
This was first reported Tuesday by Task & Purpose. 
Currently, the post-9/11 GI Bill offers full tuition to a four-year state college (or the equivalent tuition payout for a private school) plus a monthly housing stipend to any service member who spends at least three years on active duty, and to reservists who are mobilized to active-duty for extended periods. Troops wounded while serving are also eligible. 
Unlike the older Montgomery GI Bill benefit, the post-9/11 GI Bill does not require any fees or pay reductions for eligibility. 
The new proposal would change that, taking up to $100 a month from new enlistees’ paychecks for the right to access the benefit after they leave the ranks. The money collected would amount to a fraction of the overall cost of the veterans education benefit. 
Congressional staff estimate the move would bring in about $3.1 billion over the next 10 years, while total GI Bill spending is expected to total more than $100 billion over the same decade. 
Supporters of the plan say having service members “buy in” to the benefit would strengthen it against periodic attempts by budget planners to trim veterans education benefits. 
Last year, veterans advocates sparred over proposed cuts to GI Bill benefits given to the children of troops, and a plan to cap some housing stipends connected to the program.
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Humpday Blues

Howlin' Wolf
Live @ the 1964 American Folk Blues Festival

00:00 Shake for Me
03:41 I'll Be Back Someday
08:23 Love Me Darlin'


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Two of Trey Gowdy's investigators reported missing in Little Rock Arkansas?

Not sure if this story is true.

Check it out:
Two of Trey Gowdy's investigators reported missing in Little Rock Arkansas... According to phone records, the men were headed into the area with congressional subpoenas to search the private residence attached to the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library. 
The men, whose identities will remain classified until it can be confirmed that foul play was involved, were employees of the federal government under private contract to investigate the Clintons. What they were looking for is also classified. Their vehicle was found in a rest area just outside of town with the keys in it.
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NYPD says it is now investigating the Hudson River death of a pioneering African American judge as 'suspicious' even though she was initially thought to have committed suicide

NYPD says it is now investigating the Hudson River death of a pioneering African American judge as 'suspicious' even though she was initially thought to have committed suicide

The body of State Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam was retrieved fully clothed from the Hudson by the NYPD harbor unit on Wednesday.

Sheila Abdus-Salaam was found dead in the Hudson River Wednesday afternoon She was fully clothed, with no obvious signs of trauma suggesting foul play 
Police on Tuesday said they were treating the death as 'suspicious' 
The judge called in sick from work on Tuesday, then failed to show up at her Manhattan office on Wednesday, prompting a missing person report 
She was divorced and recently remarried Reverend Gregory Jacobs in June 
Abdus-Salaam lost her 92-year-old mother to suicide in 2012 on Easter and her brother to suicide two years later around Easter holiday 
Police official said the 65-year-old judge was struggling with depression and that she had began taking medication just weeks before her apparent suicide 
Abdus Salaam was a groundbreaking judge who was also the first African American woman to serve in New York's Court of Appeals 
Earlier reports called her 'the first female Muslim U.S. judge', but a spokesman for the Court of Appeals said she was not Muslim
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FBI's Awlaki Surveillance Footage Revealed

From Fox News:
New files obtained through a federal lawsuit show, for the first time, FBI surveillance images of American-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki on the same day he spoke at a Pentagon lunch to promote post-9/11 outreach to the Muslim community. 
The FBI documents confirm the imam was under bureau surveillance as part of the “IT UBL/Al-Qaeda” investigation, but the information was not shared with the Defense Department’s Office of General Counsel, which sponsored the 2002 Pentagon lunch. 
The high-level FBI surveillance – including specialized teams, as well as video and photos – also calls into question the bureau’s explanation regarding a decision eight months later, in October 2002, by FBI agent Wade Ammerman. 
While Awlaki was held by Customs officers at JFK airport because of an outstanding warrant for the cleric’s arrest from the Joint Terrorism Task Force in San Diego, Ammerman told Customs to release him. The FBI has maintained Ammerman’s actions were routine.
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Firearms Thefts from FFLs are Up Dramatically

Whether they are going to gangs like the burgeoning MS-13 or to otherwise law abiding folks who live in states where they cannot get them legally to defend hearth and home (New York, Maryland, California, Illinois) from burgeoning gangs like MS-13 no one knows.


The Problem of Theft from FFLs

We’ve been troubled by the apparent increase in the number of brazen FFL robberies and burglaries lately, and started tracking them to see if we were just seeing more reporting, or just seeing more spectacular thefts that got more media coverage — or whether these crimes are really up.
Well, ATF answered our question with a new report on thefts and losses from FFLs in the United States, and the answer is: hell, yes, thefts are up. In the last five years, the number of actual crimes is up 48% for burglaries and 175% (!) for robberies. Robberies are still much rarer than burglaries, because most criminals are not brazen and stupid enough to rob a place where armed people may expect them, but there were still 33 FFL robberies last year. And more guns are being taken in these thefts, too. Here’s a graphic depiction (source):

Along with the robberies and burglaries, larcenies are up. What’s a larceny? A theft that’s neither a robbery or burglary. In FFLs, these are often employee thefts — “inside jobs”. FFLs are plagued by shoplifters, but relatively few of these larcenies are that kind of theft. The shoplifters mostly steal small and highly portable items that are displayed openly, like ammunition or accessories.
There are many reasons for an upturn in FFL victimization. Crime is increasingly driven by organized gang activity, and gangs are well suited for some of the dynamic smash-and-grab burglaries we’ve seen in the last couple of years. Most gun shop burglars go uncaught, despite the common practice of rewards (usually, ATF will put up a reward and NSSF will double the money), so the probability of being caught is not much of a deterrent.
Judges and prosecutors tend to treat robberies and burglaries as beginner crimes, and “discount” them deeply, so the consequences of being caught is not a deterrent.  The very large delta between burglaries and robberies may exist in part because the fear of being shot by a store owner, worker or customer, is a deterrent.
ATF is certainly more concerned this year than last. Last year’s infographic was focused on alerting FFLs to their reporting duties (source):

Reporting a lost or stolen inventory item, of course, is a lead-pipe guarantee that you will be assisted in doing 100% inventory by your friendly neighborhood Industry Operations Inspector.
The ATF is taking FFL thefts extremely seriously
Part of the ATF core mission is to protect the public from violent crime involving the use of firearms, including firearms stolen from FFLs and used by violent offenders in the commission of crimes, posing a substantial threat to the public and law enforcement.
A total of 18,394 lost or stolen firearms were reported nationwide last year from FFLs. Of those firearms, 9,113 were reported as lost. Firearms are considered lost when an FFL takes a firearm into its inventory and later cannot account for the disposition of the firearm from its inventory during an inventory reconciliation.
Losses (some if not most of which are certainly thefts, but can’t be proven to be thefts) are up much less than thefts. Here’s the the 2015 version of those 2016 stats in the previous paragraph:
A total of 14,800 firearms were reported lost or stolen nationwide last year from FFLs. 8,637 were reported as lost. 6,163 were reported as stolen.
Tentative conclusion: thieves have found thieving effective, and will continue thieving.
There are about 140,000 FFLs, and normally IOIs only get to about 9,000 of them in any given year. Their major focus is on documentation, regulatory compliance and inventory control.
One interesting table in the report breaks down firearms lost, burgled, robbed or larcenized by type. It’s interesting to see that (as you might expect) thieves really prefer pistols. It was a surprise to us that machine guns were stolen by burglary, but an even bigger surprise that over two dozen machine guns were lost by FFLs. As the table makes clear, pistols are more likely to be stolen than lost, but more uncommon firearms are much more likely to be lost than stolen.
Firearm TypesTotalsBurglary Firearm CountLarceny Firearm CountRobbery Firearm CountLoss Firearm Count
Machine Guns3854128
Unknown Types291226
Destructive Devices44
Any Other Weapons22
Here is one of the more brazen burglaries of 2016:

At least some of those gang members were bagged soon after the crime.
The tactic remains popular, as does the simple smash-and-grab, like this burglary in Montgomery County, Maryland last month:

You can find literally dozens of these videos on YouTube, and it is plausible that criminal organizations have learned and been inspired by the criminal equivalent of tactics, techniques and procedures as displayed in these shows. Note for instance that they’re gloved and masked, suggesting at least a minimal awareness of investigative techniques. They also proceed with minimal conversation.
Without knowing how many weapons the FFLs are holding, it’s not possible to develop usable rate information. That is a pity, as the ATF provides by-state breakdowns of losses and thefts that would be fascinating to compare to FFL numbers and inventory totals… but we can’t.
There are presently about 136,000 FFLs of all types nationwide. That makes these lines from the ATF report all the more interesting:
ATF data provides that the 10 FFLs with the most firearms reported in Theft/Loss Reports are associated with 2,582 firearms reported lost or stolen. This data is limited to Type 01 (Dealer in firearms other than destructive devices) and Type 02 (Pawnbroker in firearms other than destructive devices) FFLs.
ATF data provides that the 100* FFLs with the most firearms reported in Theft/Loss Reports are associated with 7,664 firearms reported lost or stolen. This data is limited to Type 01 (Dealer in firearms other than destructive devices) and Type 02 (Pawnbroker in firearms other than destructive devices) FFLs.
* There were 8 FFLs tied in the final ranking of the 100 Type 01 and Type 02 FFLs resulting in 107 total FFLs.
Using the 18,394 total loss and stolen number, then, 10 FFLs (0.0074% of the total, seventy-four ten-thousandths of a percent) were the source of 2,582 firearms, 14% of the total lost or stolen.
100 FFLs (0.0735%, seventy-three point five thousandths of a percent) were the source of 7,664 firearms, 41.67% of the total lost or stolen.
But those percentages might be meaningless… perhaps those 100 FFLs stock over 42% of the total firearms inventory? (It seems unlikely, but it’s possible).
Note that this report only counts firearms that disappear from FFL inventories. Firearms lost by or stolen from the Feds (hundreds annually), State and local Law Enforcement (thousands) and private citizens (untold tens of thousands) also swell criminal armories.
In any event, as long as hitting FFLs is rewarding for criminals, we can expect to see more of it.
The ATF .pdf report is here; their press release on it is here; ATF’s public infographics here.


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France: Two Muslims Arrested For Plotting to Bomb Marine LePen

From the Express:
The pair, who police said were seized in the southern port city a few moments apart from each other, were radicalised French nationals aged 24 and 30, the Interior minister, Matthias Fekl, said. 
The Paris prosecutor Francois Molins has said the Islamic State flag and jihadist propaganda were found in the home of one of the suspects of the foiled election attack. 
Mr Fekl told a news conference: "These two radicalised men, born in 1987 and 1993, of French nationality, intended to commit in the very short-term - by that I mean in the coming days - an attack on French soil." 
He aded that "a definite attack had been headed off." It's thought that their target was scandal-hit presidential hopeful Francois Fillon, according to reports by AFP and Liberation newspaper. 
His security officers were warned on Friday of "proven risks" on the right-wing candidate. 
According to police, the two terror suspects were preparing an "imminent" attack. Guns and bomb materials were found in a raid, a source close to the inquiry told AFP. The two suspects appeared to have turned to radical Islam during a term in prison.
The media seems to be attempting to hide the fact that Marine LePen was one of the targets, if not the primary target:
Photos of the men were given last week to the security teams of two of the election’s leading contenders, the far-right leader Marine Le Pen and independent centrist Emmanuel Macron, their campaigns said. 
“The photos were passed to my security service from Thursday,” Le Pen, who is scheduled to hold the last big rally of her campaign in Marseille this week – told Agence France-Presse.
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Like A Total Fucking Dumbass, Trump Congratulates Erdogan on Referendum Win Granting Him Virtual Dictatorial Powers

"I Want You To Know I'm An Idiot"

Trump does some really fucking dumb shit:
(CNN)US President Donald Trump has become the first Western leader to congratulate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for winning a controversial referendum that grants him far-reaching, largely unchecked powers. 
Trump called the Turkish leader on Monday shortly after international monitors delivered a harsh verdict on the referendum on constitutional changes. They found that the opposition campaign had been restricted and the media coverage was imbalanced, and that the electoral authority had unfairly changed the rules after polls had opened. 
Trump joins a short list of leaders who have openly congratulated Erdogan, including Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Saudi King Salman. 
His congratulations stands in stark contrast to the more cautious tone adopted by European leaders and a statement issued by the US State Department, which acknowledged the results but warned against further repression by the Turkish government of the political opposition.
If one scrolls down the page, one will see there are a lot of things I love about Trump.

But things like this, I hate. And I am not going to refrain from reporting, this kind of galactic stupidity, in exactly the same way I would report on it, if it were Obama.

Let us be frank: Obama would have done exactly the same thing, and we would have totally fucking TORCHED him for it.

We should do the same with Trump.

Erdogan should not even exist. In a sane world, there would be a revolution in the streets, and Erdogan would be hanging from a lamp post. But in this world, where Islam is considered a normal religion equal to the world's other major religions - when it fact it is a Satanic Political system - we have "leaders" like Erdogan.
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Trump's Executive Order: Buy American, Hire American

From Donal Trump, President of the United States:

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to ensure the faithful execution of the laws, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1.  Definitions.  As used in this order:
(a)  "Buy American Laws" means all statutes, regulations, rules, and Executive Orders relating to Federal procurement or Federal grants    including those that refer to "Buy America" or "Buy American"    that require, or provide a preference for, the purchase or acquisition of goods, products, or materials produced in the United States, including iron, steel, and manufactured goods.
(b)  "Produced in the United States" means, for iron and steel products, that all manufacturing processes, from the initial melting stage through the application of coatings, occurred in the United States.
(c)  "Petition beneficiaries" means aliens petitioned for by employers to become nonimmigrant visa holders with temporary work authorization under the H-1B visa program.
(d)  "Waivers" means exemptions from or waivers of Buy American Laws, or the procedures and conditions used by an executive department or agency (agency) in granting exemptions from or waivers of Buy American Laws.
(e)  "Workers in the United States" and "United States workers" shall both be defined as provided at section 212(n)(4)(E) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(n)(4)(E)).
Sec. 2.  Policy.  It shall be the policy of the executive branch to buy American and hire American.
(a)  Buy American Laws.  In order to promote economic and national security and to help stimulate economic growth, create good jobs at decent wages, strengthen our middle class, and support the American manufacturing and defense industrial bases, it shall be the policy of the executive branch to maximize, consistent with law, through terms and conditions of Federal financial assistance awards and Federal procurements, the use of goods, products, and materials produced in the United States.
(b)  Hire American.  In order to create higher wages and employment rates for workers in the United States, and to protect their economic interests, it shall be the policy of the executive branch to rigorously enforce and administer the laws governing entry into the United States of workers from abroad, including section 212(a)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(5)).
Sec. 3.  Immediate Enforcement and Assessment of Domestic Preferences According to Buy American Laws.  (a)  Every agency shall scrupulously monitor, enforce, and comply with Buy American Laws, to the extent they apply, and minimize the use of waivers, consistent with applicable law.
(b)  Within 150 days of the date of this order, the heads of all agencies shall:
(i)    assess the monitoring of, enforcement of, implementation of, and compliance with Buy American Laws within their agencies;
(ii)   assess the use of waivers within their agencies by type and impact on domestic jobs and manufacturing; and
(iii)  develop and propose policies for their agencies to ensure that, to the extent permitted by law, Federal financial assistance awards and Federal procurements maximize the use of materials produced in the United States, including manufactured products; components of manufactured products; and materials such as steel, iron, aluminum, and cement.
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David Bowie: The Culturist View

To make a culturist critique is to tie an event or person to larger cultural trends. David Bowie (1947-2016) symbolizes the West’s recent progressive cultural apex. After all, he led the charge into gender bending and then married a black Muslim woman. But, these acts stand in stark contrast to the West’s developing tsunami of masculine cultural protectionism.

Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) – the first person to be called a ‘culturist’ practicing ‘culturism,’ – asserted that the West cycled from expansionist, flexible, (progressive), ‘Hellenism’ to contracting, law-abiding, tough, ‘Hebraism.’ The Hellenic periods lack discipline, the Hebraic ones lack ‘sweetness and light’. In his time, Arnold saw his England as being too Hebraic and France as too Hellenistic.

We in the Alt-Light / Alt-Right fringe, foresee a coming reckoning that may involve considerable violence. Currently, the West is experiencing a Hellenic peak; soon we will adopt the Hebraic traits of hating foreign cultures, and again accept that successful cultures usually see violence as an honorable duty. Bowie’s death represents the death of the expansionist Hellenic period, and so the dawn of the Hebraic contraction.
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BREAKING: FBI Obtained FISA Warrant To Monitor Trump Aide By Using Fake Dossier As ‘Evidence’

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"Dying To Be a Martyr": Your Tax Dollars Pay For PBS To Teach Kids About the Glory of Islamic Suicide Bombings

PBS: Yay! Suicide Bomber!

From the Heartland Institute:
A new lesson from PBS teaches your kids the glory of martyrdom. The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is home to Big Bird, Frontline, and other “programing made possible by viewers like you,” including lesson plans instructing teachers how to show kids to be more sympathetic to radical Islamic suicide bombers in Palestine. “Dying to be a Martyr.” 
That’s the name of a lesson plan offered to students and teachers at no cost by the Public Broadcasting Service, a taxpayer-funded nonprofit, and some of the material seems to encourage students to learn to sympathize with radical Islamic terrorists. The “Dying to be a Martyr” lesson plan is offered through PBS’ LearningMedia website, “a media-on-demand service offering educators access to the best of public media and delivers research-based, classroom-ready digital learning experiences,” according to the PBS website. 
The stated “objectives” for the lesson plan, which is designed for use by students in grades nine through 12, include analyzing “why the Middle East conflict began and continues today,” discussing “how religions can unite or divide people” and explaining “why individuals and groups sometimes turn to tactics of terrorism, and evaluate how terrorism affects the world we live in.”
Here are instructions for a Learning Activity from the PBS "Dying to Be a Martyr Lesson Plan:
Provide your students with a bit of background on the segment they are about to see: explain that this segment is taken from an interview with an 18-year-old Palestinian named Mohanned Abu Tayyoun, who entered Israel carrying a bag of explosives with the intention of carrying out a suicide bombing. He wavered, however, and returned home without carrying out the mission. He was arrested several days later and this interview was conducted within an Israeli jail. Provide your students with a focus for media interaction by asking them to identify how Mohanned views his life and how he feels it differs from the lives of Israelis (Jews). Play the Martyrdom QuickTime Video for the class. Check for understanding by asking students to respond to the focus question. (Mohanned feels he would rather die and by a martyr than live his life, sees his life as hollow -- in contrast he sees Israelis as happy, going out, having fun, traveling.) Ask your students why Mohanned may feel that way (Answers may include: Palestinians have less land, fewer privileges, cannot come and go as they please.)
 Notice the only answers that may be included are answers that JUSTIFY TERRORISM.

Fuck PBS.
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Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers
Blind Man In The Night

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

President Trump Realigning Geo-Political Alliances, and Few Paying Attention


From the Conservative Treehouse:

President Trump obviously held a long-ball strategy with the Chinese; he’s described the approach in his books and lived the approach in his business life:
At the outset, position yourself at the furthest oppositional point when it costs you nothing; then leverage inward toward your opponent as they expend their resources to meet your stance.
Almost no-one is noting the scope of what President Trump has accomplished simply by positioning himself at the furthest extreme from the best interests of China, and then working his leverage back toward dual-interests as the Chinese expend capital to meet the point of mutual benefit.
President Trump has expended nothing other than his sheer will, and yet he has leveraged gains that are jaw-droppingly consequential.
♦ What’s the goal of identifying China as a currency manipulator?  To stop China from manipulating currency, right?  Well, arm-chair opposition says President Trump has reversed his position simply by ‘not doing something’.   However, that opposition doesn’t seem to acknowledge the end-goal of the labeling has been achieved without expending an effort.   The doing is unnecessary when merely the threat of the doing changes the behavior of the doer.
In two days, April 6th and April 7th, President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping.  What actions has President Trump taken, other than ‘not’ doing something, and what actions has President Xi Jinping taken?
Think about this when considering the consequences:
♦  China agrees to the framework of a 100 day outline to assemble the trade way-points for renegotiated bi-lateral trade deals.
What did that action cost Trump?
♦ For the first time ever, China did not support Russia in a U.N. Security Council veto vote surrounding Syria.   China abstained.
What did that action cost Trump?
♦ China turned around 12 fully loaded cargo ships laden with imported coal from North Korea.  400,000 metric tonnes refused unloading.   China begins an embargo against North Korean coal.  China begins importing coking coal for steel-making from the U.S. coal mines.
What did that action cost Trump?
♦ Additionally, in furtherance of economic sanctions – China halts oil exports to North Korea.
What did that action cost Trump?
♦ Additionally, in furtherance of political isolation – China halts direct flights between Beijing, China and Pyongyang, North Korea.
What did that action cost Trump?
♦ And in the most stunning seismic shift of geo-political alliances, China says it is now open to discussions of a denuclearized North Korea, meaning getting rid of N-Korean nukes, WITHOUT N-Korea being included in the talks. Hello?  China, the United States, Japan, Russia and South Korea discussing how to de-nuke North Korea.  (A new Marshal Plan of sorts)
What did that action cost Trump?
See how this works?  What affirmative action did President Trump have to take in order to get China to move toward the position of mutual benefit?
Answer: None!
Foolish people think President Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing.  Again:
…Position yourself at the furthest oppositional point when it costs you nothing, and leverage inward toward your opponent as they expend their resources to meet the position of mutual benefit… 
To gain all of the aforementioned action, massive benefits in U.S. interests, President Trump has done what?
“Not” labeling China as a currency manipulator is not affirmative action.  It is actually the absence of action; POTUS Trump is not doing something.
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