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Sunday, July 22, 2018

UK 'acid attack' seriously injures three-year-old boy

The Anglicans Are Restless

From MSN:
A three-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a suspected acid attack in a shop in the English city of Worcester, police said. 
The boy was left with serious burns to the face and arms after what police believe was a "deliberate attack" in the Home Bargains store on Saturday afternoon. 
A 39-year-old man from the nearby town of Wolverhampton has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. He remains in police custody, local West Mercia Police said in a statement. 
Police on Sunday also released CCTV photos of three men they would like to speak to in connection with the incident, adding "they may have information vital to the investigation." 
"At this time we are treating this as a deliberate attack on a three-year-old boy," West Mercia Police Chief Superintendent Mark Travis said in a statement.
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Obama’s Former Director of National Intelligence Says Obama Behind Entire Russia Witch Hunt!


James Clapper on CNN:
If it weren’t for President Obama we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. President Obama is responsible for that. It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place.
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Pastor Beaten Unconscious by Uganda Muslims After Saying That Jesus Is the Son of God

The Muslims Are Restless

Pastor Beaten Unconscious by Uganda Muslims After Saying That Jesus Is the Son of God
A Christian pastor was knocked unconscious in eastern Uganda during a debate with Muslims about the divinity of Jesus Christ, while another pastor saw his services forcibly shut down after Islamists became angry that some Muslims were choosing to convert to Christianity. 
Tom Palapande, a 38-year-old pastor in Butaleja District, was knocked unconscious by Islamists who threw rocks at him and other church leaders during a village debate, Morning Star News reported on Friday. 
Palapande held a two-week evangelistic campaign in June, which included discussions on Islamic and Christian scriptures, the Trinity, and Jesus as the Son of God. 
The last subject infuriated Muslims, however, who began throwing rocks at him, chanting “Allah akbar,” or “God is great.”
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Obama Paid $300 Million On People Who Don't Exist

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BREAKING: Newly Released Docs Related to FISA Warrants on Carter Page Confirm Obama FBI, DOJ Misled Courts


BREAKING: Newly Released Docs Related to FISA Warrants on Carter Page Confirm Obama FBI, DOJ Misled Courts

Fitton said Saturday evening Judicial Watch received the requested documents and even though they are heavily redacted, they confirm the FBI and DOJ misled the courts. Obama’s Deep State DOJ and FBI withheld information about Hillary Clinton and the DNC being behind the information used to obtain the FISA warrant. Tom Fitton: .@JudicialWatch now has Carter Page FISA docs. They are heavily redacted but seem to confirm the FBI and DoJ misled the courts in withholding info about Clinton-DNC being behind the info used to get the FISA warrant.


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Norah Jones
Live At LPR, NY



00:00-Tell yer mama
04:58-Back to Manhattan
09:23-Light as feather

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Al DiMeola

Babylon



Midnight Tango



Egyptian Danza


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Dansir

John Abercrombie

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Cum On Feel The Noize

Slade

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Rondo

Brad Meldau, from his album, After Bach

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Prominent WikiLeaks Supporters to Hold Emergency Public Meeting Unveiling ‘Non-Violent Digital Army’ Action Plan In Case of Assange’s Arrest

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Gallup Poll Shows Americans Don’t Care About ‘Situation With Russia’ AT ALL

A recent Gallup poll of just over 1,000 Americans on 37 different issues reveals people literally do not care about the ‘Russia situation.’

In fact, so few people care about Trump-Russia, it was immeasurable; Gallup had to use an asterisk to measure.


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Friday, July 20, 2018

Showarama Gypsy Jazz
Shine



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Knifeman in Germany city of Lubeck in bus stabbing rampage

A MAN with a “smoldering backpack” has gone on a terrifying stabbing rampage on a bus in Germany, injuring at least 12 people.
 
A KNIFEMAN injured 12 people, two seriously, in a terrifying stabbing rampage on a bus in the German city of Lubeck.
The Sun reports that the suspect, who was allegedly wearing a “smouldering backpack”, was arrested after attacking several people with a kitchen knife.
He pulled a gun on the passengers on the bus to the coastal city of Travemunde but did not shoot anyone, a witness told Lubeck News.
The driver is reported to have slammed on the brakes and opened the doors so people could escape before he was attacked himself.
Sources told Lubeck News the suspect was an Iranian man in his mid-30s who is now in police custody.
Police confirmed several people were wounded in the onslaught but no deaths have been reported as yet.
Witness Lothar, 87, said: “The passengers jumped out of the bus screaming, it was terrible, and then the injured were taken away.”
Police cordoned off the area as they continued their investigation into the attack.

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Even CNN Acknowledges Trump Tougher On Russia Than Obama, Outlines Why


From the Daily Caller:
CNN’s Poppy Harlow compared President Trump’s tough actions on Russia to those of the Obama administration’s during a Wednesday episode of “CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow.” 
“Would you concede that his administration’s actions against Russia — be it the sanctions, be it the selling of anti-tank missiles to Ukraine — are tough actions on Russia; arguably tougher actions on Russia, some would say, than the Obama administration’s?” Harlow asked Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.). 
“We had to drag the White House kicking and screaming to impose sanctions on Russia … Of course, having a good relationship with a country is always in our interest.” 
Just minutes later, CNN ran a graphic that listed all of President Trump’s staunch actions taken against the Kremlin. 
And in every instance, Obama weakened the U.S. and made the decision that would be advantageous to Russia. 
In addition to rebuilding the U.S. military, the U.S. energy industry, pulling out of the Iran Deal (Russia’s ally), calling out Germany for their energy deals compromising NATO, etc ... Some of the actions taken by the Trump administration that are hostile towards Russia include arming Ukraine with anti-tank missiles, inducting 13 Russian nationals, expelling 60 Russian diplomats and sanctioning seven Russian oligarchs with ties to Putin. 
This praise comes as President Trump has faced widespread and bi-partisan backlash for his comments in Helsinki, Finland, as well as his attempted clarification yesterday.
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Muslim Cleric Starts Beating Woman During Live TV Debate on Tax Laws

There is no debate in Islam. ESPECIALLY from women.

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Richard Dawkins, Listening To Church Bells Nicer Than Allahu Akbar


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Congratulate the Soon-To-Be #3 Oil Producer in the World: Texas

Fracking Amazing!

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Whoopi Unhinged

Judge Jeanine Pirro invited to The View then thrown out after Whoopi loses what's left of her mind



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the full 12 minutes here

this is now the political discourse in this country

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LISA PAGE Confirms Strzok’s “There’s no Big There There” Text Message Referred to Trump-Russia Case


For any American who wants an answer sooner, there are just five words, among the thousands of suggestive texts Page and Strzok exchanged, that you should read. That passage was transmitted on May 19, 2017. 
“There’s no big there there,” Strzok texted. 
The date of the text long has intrigued investigators: It is two days after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein named special counsel Robert Mueller to oversee an investigation into alleged collusion between Trump and the Russia campaign. 
Since the text was turned over to Congress, investigators wondered whether it referred to the evidence against the Trump campaign. 
This month, they finally got the chance to ask. Strzok declined to say — but Page, during a closed-door interview with lawmakers, confirmed in the most pained and contorted way that the message in fact referred to the quality of the Russia case, according to multiple eyewitnesses. 
The admission is deeply consequential. It means Rosenstein unleashed the most awesome powers of a special counsel to investigate an allegation that the key FBI officials, driving the investigation for 10 months beforehand, did not think was “there.” 
By the time of the text and Mueller’s appointment, the FBI’s best counterintelligence agents had had plenty of time to dig. They knowingly used a dossier funded by Hillary Clinton’s campaign — which contained uncorroborated allegations — to persuade the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to issue a warrant to monitor Trump campaign adviser Carter Page (no relation to Lisa Page). 
Lisa Page confirmed to lawmakers that the lead counter-intel agent on the Trump-Russia case, Peter Strzok, knew there was zero evidence of collusion between Trump’s camp and the Russians yet he pushed full steam ahead and unleashed the power of the premiere law enforcement agency onto a duly elected president anyway. 
John Solomon points out this text exchange between the lovebirds reveals they were attempting to rise through the ranks of the FBI: 
It turns out that what Strzok and Lisa Page were really doing that day was debating whether they should stay with the FBI and try to rise through the ranks to the level of an assistant director (AD) or join Mueller’s special counsel team. 
“Who gives a f*ck, one more AD like [redacted] or whoever?” Strzok wrote, weighing the merits of promotion, before apparently suggesting what would be a more attractive role: “An investigation leading to impeachment?”
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Miles Davis and Chaka Khan
Human Nature


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Thursday, July 19, 2018

It’s Undeniable: Trump Is Blessed With Really Stupid Enemies


From Kurt Schlichter:
Donald Trump goes to Europe, scandalizes the Euroweenies, libs, and cruise-shilling grifters of Never Trump, and comes back victorious. He’s about to get his second SCOTUS justice confirmed – all they have on Brett Kavanaugh is that he likes beer and is named “Brett.” 
In Congress, the Democrats decided to go all in on abolishing ICE because Americans love open borders and welcome MS-13 or something. In the Mueller farce, the Dems decided that the smart play was to publicly run interference for creepy weirdo Peter Strzok when he went on national TV doing his impression of Lotion Boy from Silence of the Lambs. Hey Pete, what do those Trump voters smell like? 
Smells like a red wave to me, you insipid weirdo. 
How did Trump luck out by getting such hopeless geebos for opponents? It can’t just be chance. At every turn, these dummies choose to lock themselves into the most implausible and indefensible positions imaginable, then push all their chips into the center of the table. 
It’s almost supernatural – maybe Trump won the intervention of some ancient demon by heading over to the offices of the Weekly Standard and snatching away one of its Never Trump scribblers to use as a virgin sacrifice. 
Look, I was not a Trump fan at the beginning – I was anti-Trump but never Never Trump, both because I was Never Hillary and because I wasn’t a Beltway squishboy who would take his white paper and go home when my guy Ted Cruz lost. I just had no idea what to make of Trump at first because he didn’t look like any mainstream Republican I had seen in the last few decades. 
But then, I soon realized that he didn’t look like any mainstream Republican I had seen in the last few decades because he wasn’t a hapless loser. He was the anti-Jeb!. I recount my conversion (hilariously, according to such blurb writers as Nick Searcy and David Limbaugh) from being anti-Trump to Trump-curious to pro-Trump in my upcoming book Militant Normals: How Regular Americans Are Rebelling Against the Elite to Reclaim Our Democracy, except I give a lot more detail and use a lot more swears in there. 
Suffice it to say that my conversion (and that of many others) was based on the undeniable fact that Trump kept his promises and sided with America in a way we haven’t seen from a Republican since Reagan was owning the libs back in the eighties. How did this guy win, and in doing so crush the avatar of the establishment, the smartest woman in the world, Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit? 
One of his secrets to success is really no secret at all. It is to embrace the obvious. Unlike our exhausted establishment, Trump rarely holds to bizarre, indefensible positions. You would think that would be an instinctive thing for politicians of both parties – “I know! I’ll adopt stands on issues that won’t make my constituents ask ‘What the hell is wrong with you?’” – but it isn’t. 
Instead, the establishment has somehow talked itself into taking positions that are so clearly ridiculous that Normals scratch their heads, baffled at what they are being told by their betters via the lapdog liberal media. 
Look at NATO. The entire foreign policy establishment is scandalized that Trump says he expects the Europeans to cover their fair share of the NATO nut. Now a normal American is going to think “Yeah, I think they ought to pay their share of their own defense. Sounds reasonable.” But the establishment collectively wets itself – “HE’S DESTROYING THIS ESSENTIAL ALLIANCE BY ASKING THE PEOPLE BENEFITING FROM IT MOST TO ACTUALLY PARTICIPATE IN IT!” 
And the Normals (many of whom, like me, actually served in NATO) wonder, “Well, if it’s so essential, why aren’t the allies eager to pay for it?” And the establishment responds, “SHUT UP, RUSSIAN STOOGE! ASKING THE ALLIES TO MAKE NATO MORE EFFECTIVE BY PAYING WHAT THEY PROMISED, WHICH IS STILL A FRACTION OF WHAT THE U.S. PAYS, IS PLAYING RIGHT INTO PUTIN’S HANDS. ALSO, THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE SOMEHOW.” 
Okay, as an expert on arguments, I must observe that this is a losing argument. Now, I’m not relying on my expertise gained from a quarter century of convincing juries to go my way to say that. I don’t need to. I’m relying on the fact I have actually met normal Americans. This is such a facially idiotic argument that only someone in the establishment could talk himself into believing it. 
Here’s a test. Leave DC or New York, drive a few hours out to America, find a random guy on the street and ask, “Hey, don’t you think it’s awful that Trump wants our allies to increase their contributions to their own defense to just about half of what the U.S. pays?” You can safely assume he’ll respond, “Wait, why only half?”
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President Trump: Poltergeist

He's Here

From The Last English Prince:
To be perfectly clear: 
In folklore and parapsychology, a poltergeist is a type of ghost or spirit that is responsible for physical disturbances, such as loud noises and objects being moved or destroyed. 
They are purportedly capable of pinching, biting, hitting, and tripping people. 
The Helsinki Poltergeist: Body of Evidence Exhibit A: 
MSNBC hosts the best of the worst pundits. Jill Wine-Banks (former Watergate prosecutor) blathered that Trump’s performance in Helsinki “will live in infamy as much as the Pearl Harbor attack or Kristallnacht.” 
As a prior Navy LCDR I know of the sacrifice borne on the shoulders of our sailors, some of whose bone fragments rest within the waters of the harbor. Ms. Wine-Banks has spit upon their memory. 
Kristallnacht? From 9-10 November 1938 to May 2018 is quite a stretch of the imagination. 
Jerusalem 
Over in sleepy little Ohio, a county Republican GOP chairman proclaims he has had a nervous breakdown. Something in his mind just “snapped” when viewing the Helsinki press conference. “Akin to a hostage situation…. something just snapped.” 
Chris Gagin 
For some, Helsinki represents the “darkest moment in our history.” This is the new narrative. Watch for it. Yawn. 
President Trump is busy pinching mainstream media, whooping “Bite me!” to those who oppose his policies, hitting back (remember he stated he is a counter-puncher) and tripping up his detractors. 
The man is a Poltergeist. The objects being moved are domestic national objectives and products and foreign national objectives and products. 
He plays three-dimensional chess in his sleep. 
And there is a paranormal dimension to the man which only those who walk in the same shoes can fully understand. 
President Poltergeist.
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Is This True?


I'm no historian. And I certainly don't have much knowledge about Africa. But this must be true, because if there were an impressive, enduring city in Africa, I'm quite sure I would have heard about it.
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Muslims go into MELTDOWN after new laws stop forced conversions

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Wow! Look At What Papa John's CEO Is In Trouble About


From Yahoo:
John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John's International who resigned as chairman of its board of directors following reports of racist language he used in a conference call, is not going down without a fight. 
To that end, he sent a letter to the board this weekend outlining his case that he was wrongly asked to step down as chairman, that his comments had been "mischaracterized" in press reports, and that the whole affair began when he refused to work with Kanye West as a co-spokesman for the company. 
Schnatter resigned last week as chairman of Papa John's after Forbes said that he used the n-word and spoke in graphic terms about lynchings during a conference call in May. Papa John's also pulled Schnatter's image from its logo, TV ads and other marketing to distance itself from its founder. 
The comments came during what Schnatter called in his letter a "diversity media training" session with Laundry Service, a marketing agency. "During and after that meeting, the Laundry Service leadership strongly urged that our company retain Kayne West as my co-spokesman in the television spots and other promotions," Schnatter wrote.  
"I told them that would not work because he uses the ‘N’ word in his lyrics," Schnatter said in the letter, which was first reported by CNBC. "During this diversity media training, which covered a wide number of topics, I was asked whether I was racist. I, of course said no--which is a truthful statement as those of you who know me well will attest." 
After members of the ad agency asked Schnatter about controversial comments he made regarding NFL owners--which led to his stepping down as CEO of the company last year--Schnatter explained that he never uses the n-word. 
But in the process of defending himself, he apparently used that very word. 
"I then said something on the order of, Colonel Sanders used the word ‘N,’ (I actually used the word,) that I would never use that word and Papa John's doesn't use that word," Schnatter wrote. 
But, he claims, he never meant it as a racial epithet. Schnatter also claimed that Laundry Service asked Papa John's for $6 million in payment--more than four times what Schnatter says they were owed--because some of its staff had been offended by his comments. In the end, the company "gave into to this extortion attempt" and paid them $2.5 million.
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Humpday Blues

Albert King
Personal Manager



Walking The Back Streets and Crying


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Anti-Facebook Group Takes Anti-Semitic Signs to Congress


From The Free Beacon:
The recently launched Freedom from Facebook coalition, which includes anti-Israel groups such as Jewish Voice for Peace and Linda Sarsour's MPower Change as members, showcased signs portraying two top Jewish Facebook officials as an octopus with its tentacles across a globe, an anti-Semitic trope used by the likes of Nazi Germany to push conspiracies of Jewish control. 
Freedom from Facebook members showcased the signs showing Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg as an octopus in the opening moments of Facebook executive Monika Bickert's testimony to the Judiciary Committee. 
The signs could be seen clearly in C-SPAN's broadcast, though the protesters were quickly told to put away the signs and removed from the hearing. 

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Obama, Who's Totally Not a Socialist and It's Racist to Suggest He Is: Hey, Let's Give Everyone a Income from the State for Doing Nothing At All


From Ace of Spades:
In his first major speech since leaving office, former President Barack Obama endorsed the idea of providing a universal basic income. 
Speaking at the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in South Africa on Tuesday, Obama raised the notion of guaranteed income as a way to reduce what he called "yawning disparities" in wealth, education, and security across different socioeconomic groups. "It's not just money that a job provides," said Obama. 
"It provides dignity and structure and a sense of place and a sense of purpose. So we're going to have to consider new ways of thinking about these problems, like a universal income, review of our workweek, how we retrain our young people, how we make everybody an entrepreneur at some level. But we're going have to worry about economics if we want to get democracy back on track." 
Um, a job provides dignity because the worker knows he's doing something productive, and it provides structure because employment usually requires a start time. Paying someone for nothing at all cannot provide dignity, as the recipient of the dole understands he's not doing anything productive, and cannot provide structure, except that twice a month, maybe, he feels he should probably go over to the check-cashing place to cash his welfare check. 
Oh, and by the way: Soak the rich. 
He additionally called on the rich to support higher taxation, saying that "you don't have to take a vow of poverty just to say 'let me help out a few of these folks.'
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Robin Trower
Bridge of Sighs


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Stephen Cohen: Reaction To Trump's Russia Comments Like 'Mob Violence'


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SEDITION!!!

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Oil Prices Plunge as Saudi Arabia Prepares Record Output

Oil prices declined sharply Monday amid reports that Saudi Arabia is heeding to President Trump’s request to keep the energy market well supplied. OPEC’s kingpin is stepping up its contractual obligations to key Asian markets amid disruptions from Venezuela and Libya, among others.

Oil Prices Drop

Crude futures in New York and London were down more than 4% on Monday. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) contracts for August settlement bottomed at $67.92 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the lowest in nearly a month. Prices would later consolidate at $68.11 a barrel for a decline of $2.90, or 4.1%.
ICE Brent futures for September delivery bottomed at $71.80 a barrel, the lowest in three months. It was last down $3.16, or 4.1%, at $72.17 a barrel.

Saudi Arabia Ramping Up Production

Bloomberg reported Monday that the Saudis are planning to offer extra crude volumes to some of their Asian buyers less than a month after Riyadh convinced fellow OPEC members to crank up daily production levels.
Saudi Arabian Oil Co. has offered extra cargoes of its Arab Extra Light crude to at least two buyers in Asia, Bloomberg said. If approved, the additional supplies will be shipped for August.
Last month, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed to raise production by 600,000 barrels per day, paving the way for an eventual 1 million-barrel-per-day increase for the cartel and its allies. The Saudis are planing to pump at record levels to offset supply disruptions elsewhere.
OPEC’s secondary sources indicate that the Saudis began ramping up production before the biannual meeting in Vienna on June 22, where cartel members agreed to ease supply restrictions. According to the data, Saudi Arabia boosted its daily output by 405,400 barrels in June compared with May.
Riyadh is also looking to pick up the slack from Iran, which faces renewed sanctions after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal. The Saudis are said to be targeting crude output at 10.8 million barrels per day, the largest on record.

Trump Succeeding in Reining In Oil Prices

President Trump has criticized OPEC’s policies and has called on producers to raise their output in order to cap runaway price growth.
“Oil prices are too high, OPEC is at it again. Not good!” Trump tweeted in June. Earlier this month, he said: “The OPEC Monopoly must remember that gas prices are up & they are doing little to help. If anything, they are driving prices higher as the United States defends many of their members for very little $’s. This must be a two way street. REDUCE PRICING NOW!”
With political pressure to rein in oil prices intensifying ahead of the midterm elections, the Trump administration has announced it is considering tapping the nation’s emergency crude supply. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve currently houses a total inventory of 660 million crude barrels, though options under review suggest that figure is between 5 million barrels and 30 million barrels lower.

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Lisa Page Tosses FBI Sweetheart Peter Strzok Under Bus – Tells Congress Their Text Messages “Mean Exactly What They Say”

On Monday former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who was having an extramarital affair with fellow FBI Agent Peter Strzok during the 2016 presidential campaign, testified before Congress behind closed doors.
This follows Strzok’s horrendous testimony before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees on Thursday.
According to at least one GOP lawmaker Lisa Page tossed her former lover under the bus during her testimony on Monday.Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) told FOX and Friends on Tuesday that Lisa Page admitted her text messages with Peter Strzok meant “exactly what they say.”

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As a box of rocks...

 
In case you have never seen one,
this is what a deer in headlights looks like
 
More Ocasio-Cortez: Low unemployment rate is because more people have two jobs, you know

Ed Morrissey

Jazz earlier described Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a gift to the GOP, but perhaps more accurately, she’s a gift that keeps on giving. So too for that matter is her appearance with Margaret Hoover on PBS’ Firing Line this weekend. Not only did she fumble an answer on the “Palestinian occupation,” Ocasio-Cortez managed to err completely on a basic economic question — despite her supposed expertise in the subject.

As Geico once said, that’s not how this works — that’s not how any of this works. The unemployment rate is actually a fairly simple calculation, based on the Household Survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS calls tens of thousands of respondents a month and extrapolates the number of people who have no job at all and who still are looking for jobs across the entire population as the Department of Labor has always defined the measure, emphasis mine:
The nation’s unemployment rate is widely recognized as a key indicator of labor market performance. This is in large part because of the objective manner in which the concept of unemployment is defined. To be classified as unemployed, a person must be without work, be available for work, and have actively searched for work.
The BLS then divides that extrapolated figure by the extrapolated number of people in the entire workforce. That’s how we get the U-3 standard unemployment rate each month; we divide the number of working-force-active people with no jobs by the total workforce. People who have two jobs, three jobs, or eighteen jobs are not counted within that group. If they have multiple jobs, they are counted among the employed — a fairly obvious fact that somehow Ocasio-Cortez missed on her way to her degree in economics. Boston University might want to recheck her grades.
This is no small matter, not for an economist and certainly not for a candidate for Congress. Unemployment figures tell a specific, if sometimes unclear, story about the national economy and the need for wise policy. Grasping the mechanics of those statistics is a baseline requirement for crafting such policies. Not only did Ocasio-Cortez not learn it in school, she has apparently had no desire to teach herself about it before preaching her interpretation publicly to the media. It’s a strange combination of arrogance and ignorance that’s fast becoming the Ocasio-Cortez trademark.
That arrogance may be why even her fellow Democrats are getting tired of her schtick:
“She’s carrying on and she ain’t gonna make friends that way,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.). “Joe conceded, wished her well, said he would support her … so she doesn’t know what the hell she’s talking about.”
“She’s not asking my advice,” he added, “[but] I would do it differently, rather than make enemies of people.” 
Asked if Ocasio-Cortez is, indeed, making enemies of fellow Democrats, Pascrell didn’t hesitate. 
“Yes,” he said. “No doubt about it.”
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) offered a similar message, saying success in the 435-member House comes slowly — and hinges largely on the ability of lawmakers to forge constructive relationships with other members. Alienating more senior lawmakers within your own party, he warned, will only stifle the ability of Ocasio-Cortez to get anything done — even despite her newfound celebrity.
“Meteors fizz out,” Hastings said. “What she will learn in this institution is that it’s glacial to begin with, and therefore no matter how far you rise, that’s just how far you will ultimately get your comeuppance.” 
He added: “You come up here and you’re going to be buddy-buddy with all the folks or you’re going to make them do certain things? Ain’t happening, OK?”
Ocasio-Cortez would be better served by remembering the old axiom: It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Addendum: It’s worth noting, contra Ocasio-Cortez, that job openings have been at or near all-time highs this entire year. In another mark of a strengthening job market, voluntary departures hit a 17-year high in June, showing that worker confidence in mobility is peaking again. There are reasons to suspect that the U-3 and U-6 might still have some discouraged-worker overhangs, but the trend has been positive for some time and unemployment is actually dropping — despite some people having more than one job, not because of it.

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Deep State is in a Panic Fearing Putin Shared with Trump Devastating Information Not Yet Reported Deep State is in a Panic Fearing Putin Shared with Trump Devastating Information Not Yet Reported

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Hungary’s Baby Boom



From The Vlad Tepes Blog:
This is VERY important. Leftists have tried to tell us that we stopped having kids as a result of affluence, and that we must replace ourselves with third world muslims. But that would make humans unique amongst species as every other species reproduces based on resources available to them. Clearly it has to do with the degradation the left has brought to Western people’s self image.
I remember back when I was a very young blogger, I was invited by Pamela Geller to participate in a group interview of Mark Steyn to herald the release of his book, America Alone.

I posed a question to him about whether or not the demographics stats laid out in his book were indeed inevitable, or whether, perhaps, there was an opportunity for the West to avoid such destruction through a return of pride in our culture. I cited a baby boomlet which happened in America in the wake of 9/11.

To my surprise, Steyn scoffed at my question.

Perhaps the reason he did was that he saw the context of my question as running counter to the narrative presented in his book.

I wonder if he would scoff at the notion now.
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I Read The News Today, Oh Boy

He blew his mind out in a car
He hadn't noticed that the light had changed

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New Text Messages PROVE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE Was Involved in Early Stages of Trump-Russia Investigation (VIDEO)

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Putin Says US Intelligence Helped Move $400,000,000 to HILLARY Campaign!!


Putin: For instance, we can bring up Mr. Browder, in this particular case. Business associates of Mr. Browder have earned over $1.5 billion in Russia and never paid any taxes neither in Russia or the United States and yet the money escaped the country. They were transferred to the United States. They sent [a] huge amount of money, $400,000,000, as a contribution to the campaign of Hillary Clinton. Well that’s their personal case. It might have been legal, the contribution itself but the way the money was earned was illegal. So we have solid reason to believe that some [US] intelligence offers accompanied and guided these transactions. So we have an interest in questioning them.
Browder does SEEM like the kind of guy who would facilitate a $400,000,000 transfer to Hillary Clinton. If anyone was going to do such a thing, it would be Browder.

Don't know if we can necessarily believe all this about Browder. Putin and he have some history:

Hermitage Capital Management is an investment fund and asset management company specializing in Russian markets founded by Bill Browder and Edmond Safra. Hermitage Capital Management headquarters are in Guernsey, whilst it also maintains offices in the Cayman IslandsLondon and Moscow, Russia.
Its main investment fund, the Hermitage Fund created in 1996, has been extremely successful, earning 2,697% between 1996 and December 2007. It has been ranked the World’s Best Performing Emerging Markets Fund over the 1996-2001 five-year period by Nelsons.
Bill Browder is the grandchild of the former HEAD of the Communist Party of the USA.OK? When the USSR came apart and we all sent up a cheer, Browder and Safra jumped in under Yeltsin as soon as the USSR giant companies were being privatized. Hermitage got involved to the tune of MANY MANY of millions of dollars in part ownership of many Russian entities. They must have had sway. By leverage they probably had some measurable influence at the national economic level.
Now maybe Safra had a lot of money, access to it, and Browder well at Boston Consulting group, but at THAT level? Maybe. Or maybe an interested entity with a 3 letter abbreviation had interest in the grandchild of the CPUSA chief grabbing influence in the emerging Russia.
They are both Jewish, Safra was Arab jew whose family is from Aleppo.
Browder grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and attended the University of Chicago where he studied economics. He received an MBA from Stanford Business School in 1989. In 1998, Browder gave up his US citizenship and became a British citizen. Prior to setting up Hermitage, Browder worked in the Eastern European practice of the Boston Consulting Group in London and managed the Russian proprietary investments desk at Salomon Brothers.
He died in a fire that attracted wide media interest and was judicially determined to be due to arson, IOW, he was murdered. Remember this(?)
Hermitage is an activist fund. One of its main tactics is to expose corporate corruption in the companies it is holding, in the hope of improving managerial behaviour and lessen the significant discount that corruption has on share prices. Most famously, Hermitage has helped to expose several high-profile cases of corruption in Russia’s largest company Gazprom between 1998 and 2000. In October 2000, Hermitage reported that “investors are valuing this company as if 99 percent of its assets have been stolen. The real figure is around 10 percent so that’s good news.”

AND THEN THERE'S THIS:

Crooked Hillary Desperately Tries to Deflect After Putin Drops Bombshell ‘US Intel Helped Move $400,000,000 to Clinton Campaign’

AND THIS:

Ex-CIA Chief John Brennan Unhinged: Trump’s Press Conference ‘Exceeds High Crimes and Misdemeanors, Nothing Short of Treasonous’

AND THIS:

Comey Lashes Out at Trump After Putin Drops Bombshell Claiming ‘US Intel Helped Move $400,000,000 to Hillary Campaign’


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Jamey Johnson
Willin'



Friend Of The Devil


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Monday, July 16, 2018

Ocasio Cortez admits she has no idea what she is talking about

and this is a shocker to whom, exactly?

Ocasio-Cortez Attacks Israel, Pleads Ignorance



Ryan Saavedra  Verified account @RealSaavedra 19 hours ago
By Stephen Green

In her own words, Ocasio-Cortez describes the "occupation of Palestine" as: "Oh, um... [long pause] I think it, what I meant is, the settlements that are increasing in some of these areas... where, um, Palestinians are experiencing, uh, difficulty in accessing to, um, their housing and homes." She added, "I am not the expert on geopolitics on this issue."
Not ready for prime-time player, is what she is.
You don't know whether to laugh at Ocasio-Cortez for embarrassing herself so badly, or to cry for the Democratic primary voters of New York District 14 for saddling themselves with this pretentious know-nothing. Or maybe it's the other way around. Or both.
This clip of Ocasio-Cortez is revealing in two ways. The obvious, even superficial reveal is either "See what she really thinks of Israel" or "Look at how ignorant she is." And I suspect both are true.
But put the two together you get the Big Reveal.
It isn't just that Ocasio-Cortez hates Israel, or that she's dangerously uninformed -- it's that she's dangerously uninformed about an important issue. Reflexively so.
All Ocasio-Cortez really seems to know is that the Progressive Left sides with the Palestinians -- and so she does, too. I suspect that's as deep as her commitment to "Democratic" Socialism goes. All the Smart Pretty People believe in Nice Things like high-paying jobs for low-skilled work, Medicare For All, and the Palestinian Authority. And she's one of the Smart Pretty People, so she buys into all that stuff without the prerequisite of, you know, actual knowledge about any of that stuff.
Ocasio-Cortez has a bachelor's in economics and international relations from Boston University, yet was working as a bartender seven years after graduating -- how much did she really learn, and did Boston teach her anything of value? These are fair questions to ask of a graduate in economics and international relations who peddles starry-eyed (and discredited) economic theory, and who admits to such ignorance about one of our thorniest foreign affairs issues.

 
And while it might be unfair to millions of sharp millennials, Ocasio-Cortez fits perfectly the generational stereotype of being pretentious and smugly certain about issues of which she's comically ignorant.
I fear she'll go far.

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Bombshell Bourdain interview is published one month after his suicide: Celebrity chef unloads on 'rapey, gropey and disgusting Bill Clinton and hopes Weinstein is 'beaten to death in jail'


Anthony Bourdain gave a lengthy, wide ranging interview to journalist Maria Bustillos for her recently launched magazine Popula 
In the interview, conducted in February and published Sunday, Bourdain slammed Bill Clinton's handling of his sexual misconduct allegations 
He also condemned Clinton's wife Hillary for her role in 'destroying' the women 
Bourdain, one of the most outspoken male supporters of the #MeToo movement, said he would have liked to see the producer 'beaten to death in his cell' 
He also touched on politics in the Trump-era saying he would compromise his principles for some 'f**king competency' 
'Bill Clinton, look, the bimbo eruptions - it was f***king monstrous,' Bourdain said, before describing the former presidents as 'a piece of s**t, entitled, rapey, gropey, grabby, disgusting'. 
Bourdain went on to condemn the way Clinton and wife Hillary 'destroyed these women' who came forward with the allegations. 
'He is a very charming man, I met him, he's f**king magnetic. As is (Hillary). When you're in the room, you think wow, she's really warm and nice and funny. But the way they efficiently dismantled, destroyed, and shamelessly discredited these women for speaking their truth.'
AND NOW, HE'S DEAD.
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Las Vegas Shooting Rooftop Security Video With Audio (WARNING GRAPHIC)

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan Play Pretends He's a Human Rights Supporter


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Hélène Grimaud
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 Emperor


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Illegal Alien Charged With Beheading 13 Year Old Special Needs Girl, Killing Her Grandmother

The Illegal Aliens Are Restless
Alabama law enforcement officials say that an illegal immigrant and an immigrant in the United States on a green card are responsible for the brutal murders of a grandmother and her 13-year-old special needs granddaughter in what investigators say is violence related to Mexican drug cartels. 
AL.com reports: A 13-year-old Huntsville girl was beheaded after she witnessed her grandmother assaulted with a knife and left to die on the ground in a cemetery, court testimony revealed. 
The grandmother, 49-year-old Oralia Mendoza, was allegedly connected to the Sinaloa Mexican drug cartel which is widely considered to be the largest and most powerful drug trafficking organization in the world.
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Sunday, July 15, 2018

NeverTrumpers and Anti-Trumpers Who Are So Worried About Trump's Etiquette, and His Tweets, are ALWAYS The Ones Threatening Death, and Speaking in Apocalyptic Terms


I mean, am I wrong?

From Twitchy:
A group of Yale Law students were not as pleased with the selection of Kavanaugh and responded with a letter warning of the horrors that confirming Kavanaugh would confer onto the American people. 
The final paragraph of the letter is what stands out most, particularly the fourth sentence. 
“Now is the time for moral courage — which for Yale Law School comes at so little cost. Perhaps you, as an institution and as individuals, will benefit less from Judge Kavanaugh’s ascendent power if you withhold your support. Perhaps Judge Kavanaugh will be less likely to hire your favorite students. But people will die if he is confirmed. We hope you agree your sacrifice would be worth it. Please use your authority and platform to expose the stakes of this moment and the threat that Judge Kavanaugh poses.” 
For Yale Law School students to disagree with many of Kavanaugh’s decisions is not unexpected, but to state that people “will die” if he is confirmed is unconscionable and inappropriate. Furthermore, it needlessly feeds the already overly hyperbolic tendencies of many Americans. 
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe also voiced his opposition. And citing no reference, said Kavanaugh’s confirmation will threaten the lives of millions of Americans for decades to come.
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Criminal Illegal Alien Deported 11 Times Attacked Woman With Chainsaw, ICE Says


PIECE OF SHIT
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials say that a criminal illegal alien who had been deported 11 times from the United States attacked his wife with a chainsaw in front of their children. Police arrested 32-year-old Alejandro Alvarez Villegas in Chula Vista, California on charges related to the alleged attempted murder of his wife at the couple's home, NBC San Diego reported. Police found Alvarez Villegas' wife suffering from serious injuries to her chest on Wednesday after her husband allegedly attacked her with a chainsaw. Officials say that the attack happened in front of the couple's three children – ages 5, 8, and 10 – who have now been placed into protective custody.
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NSC Official Who Fought Trump Admin for More Refugee Admissions Just Sent Packing


Bye Felicia
A former White House staffer said she was asked to leave and escorted off the premises, but it's currently unclear if she resigned or was fired. 
Her departure is among many that have occurred since President Donald Trump appointed John Bolton as national security advisor in March. Arangio was known for clashing with administration higher-ups on refugee and immigration issues  ...
After this point in the article, the rest is a writer trying to justify a rebellious staffers anti-Trump policies.

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Canada: Student whose throat was slashed by Muslim who believed Qur’an wanted him to kill sues school

“Almestadi’s trial heard he knocked on the 19-year-old’s door, slit her throat and started choking her before other students pulled him off. A court found the teen not criminally responsible because he was suffering from a psychotic episode in which he believed the Qur’an had sent him a message to kill Her.”
Did he really need a “psychotic episode” to get the idea that the Qur’an wanted him to slit the throat of a non-Muslim? “When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” (Qur’an 47:4). 
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Trump the Unpredictable, "A Phenomenon That Foreign Countries Haven't Seen"

Veni, vidi, vici. That’s what Trump would have tweeted en route to a weekend of golf at his courses in Scotland had he not forgotten his high school Latin. Traditional diplomat Nicholas Burns, former U.S. ambassador to NATO, says “The president treated the NATO allies almost with contempt.” 
Delete “almost” and Burns has it right. But the tone of Trump’s tweets and comments are best understood as the exasperation of this American president who wants to succeed where his predecessors failed—ending that part of the post-World War II settlement that disadvantages America. And if that means abandoning traditional diplomacy in favour of ill-concealed contempt, so be it. 
Start with NATO. Other than the United States, only 3 of the 29 NATO members (Estonia, Greece, the United Kingdom) spend 2 percent of their GDP (or a bit more) on defense. Germany, a rich country, manages to find only 1.22 percent that it does not need for its generous welfare state. Worse still: Chancellor Angela Merkel is willing to raise that figure to only 1.5 percent, and that not until 2024. The 2 percent promised by all members for 2025 will be reached, in Germany’s case, only at a distant, unspecified date yet to be determined. 
Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary general, drily remarked that 1.5 percent is not 2 percent, while Trump prefers “IMMEDIATELY” to a date that is in fact “never.” But Merkel’s coalition relies on the continued support of the Social Democrats (SDP), who are opposed to the 2 percent target, preferring as they do to use the money to extend the welfare state. 
Which leaves Trump in a bit of a spot should he ease the pressure on Germany to meet its commitment: how to explain to American taxpayers that it is in their interest to spend money to defend a country that refuses to defend itself. Indeed, one that is strengthening the finances of the country that poses the greatest threat to NATO members. 
Trump differs from his predecessors. He is “a phenomenon that foreign countries haven’t seen,” as Henry Kissinger describes him. First, he is unpredictable, a feature on which terrorists rely for their effectiveness. It was safe for Obama’s fellow leaders to rely on their favorite American president not to do anything if they would only listen politely to his elegant prose and then go about ignoring him. But Trump, as he proved by ratcheting up his trade war, means what he says—mostly. 
Second, the president believes in what former British Prime Minister Tony Blair called “joined-up policy making and delivery.” Security, trade, energy policy, and, of course, the degree of respect shown him, personally, are all related. 
In the case of Germany, the charge sheet includes Merkel’s NATO cash shortfall; her dangerous reliance on Russia for a large portion of her country’s energy supply; and her willingness to shovel billions into Vladimir Putin’s sanctions-depleted treasury. 
In the case of the EU, some members are not only short-changing NATO, burdening American taxpayers, but erecting barriers to American imports, burdening American consumers. 
Trump, who insists he persuaded Kim Jong-un to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, also claims that his NATO tactics are working. He claims that members have agreed to increase their previously-set contributions. 
But Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte says he has no intention of increasing military spending. Neither does Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, who has “recommitted” to his existing spend. 
French president Emmanuel Macron has merely “reaffirmed a credible budget strategy that meets our needs.” Not exactly a bankable promise. Besides, when the bills come due in 2024, most of these leaders will be traveling the world flogging their memoirs.
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Trump is unpredictable, a phenomenon they haven't seen. And if they think they're going to get away with lying to him to his face, and then doing whatever the fuck they please, they've got another unpredictable thing coming.
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