Wednesday, October 16, 2019

In Democratic Debate, More Evidence That Ukrainegate Helps Biden



COOPER: Mr. Vice President, President Trump has falsely accused your son of doing something wrong while serving on a company board in Ukraine. I want to point out there’s no evidence of wrongdoing by either one of you.

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After detecting life on Mars in 1976 and sweeping it under the rug, NASA banned life-detection experiments to hide the truth from the world



(Natural News) Yes, there is life on Mars, and NASA has known about it for four decades. Their own Viking lander experiment confirmed the presence of life on Mars, but instead of sharing this groundbreaking discovery with the world, NASA chose to bury the truth and hide the science for decades.

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Dot Com Redux: BofA Warns Firms Go Dark, Stop Issuing Guidance Amid "Rampant Uncertainty"



This week marks the official start to the 3Q19 earnings season. Major equity indexes are 1% from all-time highs, and Wall Street has never been so optimistic about the future.

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CIA Pilot Presents Evidence That No Planes Hit Towers On 9/11



Ex-CIA and commercial jet pilot John Lear claims that the Twin Towers were not bought to the ground by planes crashing into them on 9/11, and now detailed information has been posted online corroborating his account.

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Tulsi Gabbard blasts CNN, NYT as 'despicable' in CNN debate on live TV

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Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard blasted the "mainstream media" during Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate for suggesting she's an asset of the Russian government.

Gabbard's comments came in answer to a question about President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw some U.S. troops from the region surrounding Syria's northern border with Turkey.

That action was followed by Turkey's launching a military offensive in the region. Some have accused Trump of abandoning America's Kurdish allies in the area.

Gabbard criticized Trump's decision.

But she also came down hard on those who have supported U.S. involvement in what she called a "regime change war."

"We've got to understand the reality of the situation there, which is that the slaughter of the Kurds being done by Turkey is yet another negative consequence of the regime change war that we've been waging in Syria," Gabbard said.

"Donald Trump has the blood of the Kurds on his hand, but so do many of the politicians in our country from both parties who have supported this ongoing regime change war in Syria that started in 2011, along with many in the mainstream media, who have been championing and cheerleading this regime change war."

Gabbard, a combat veteran, then attacked The New York Times and CNN.

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"Not only that but, but The New York Times and CNN have also smeared veterans like myself for calling for an end to this regime change war," Gabbard said.

"Just two days ago, The New York Times put out an article saying that I'm a Russian asset and an Assad apologist and all these different smears."

Gabbard was referring to an article published Thursday by Times reporter Lisa Lerer.

"Among her fellow Democrats, Representative Tulsi Gabbard has struggled to make headway as a presidential candidate, barely cracking the 2 percent mark in the polls needed to qualify for Tuesday night’s debate," Lerer wrote.

"She is now injecting a bit of chaos into her own party’s primary race, threatening to boycott that debate to protest what she sees as a 'rigging' of the 2020 election."

"That’s left some Democrats wondering what, exactly, she is up to in the race, while others worry about supportive signs from online bot activity and the Russian news media."

Lerer also noted that Gabbard met in 2017 with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

"This morning, a CNN commentator said on national television that I'm an asset of Russia. Completely despicable," Gabbard said.

According to Newsweek, CNN analyst Bakari Sellers said Tuesday on the air that Gabbard is "a puppet for the Russian government."

"As president, I will end these regime change wars," Gabbard concluded.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Oppressed Chinese Citizens Apologize To NBA Players For Disrupting Their Difficult Week

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HONG KONG—Citizens oppressed by the totalitarian Chinese government have issued an apology after making life difficult for NBA players over the past week.

“Look, we never meant to make your lives difficult—we are so, so sorry,” said a representative for Chinese dissenters. His name has been withheld to protect him from imprisonment or execution by authorities. “We never realized just how hard it was to throw a ball through a hoop and make millions of dollars.”

Oppressed Chinese citizens admitted that their constant fear of being punished by their corrupt Communist government is nothing compared with the concerns of tweeting a couple things that might get some backlash, or losing a percentage of your profits because you spoke up against totalitarianism. From protesters in the semi-autonomous Hong Kong to the underground church in China, Chinese people from all walks of life offered their deepest apologies for being insensitive to the struggles of being a rich basketball player.

“It was wrong of us to minimize the hurt and pain felt by LeBron James, whose net worth is around half a billion dollars,” said the representative. “In fact, I would go so far as to say—”

Unfortunately, his communication with us was cut off as he was apprehended by Hong Kong police.



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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Clock Is Ticking: Trillions in Debt With No Solutions

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As the U.S. Debt Clock reveals, our national debt will soon reach an astounding $23 trillion. 

We show little inclination to rein in spending, cut programs, investigate cost overruns, or reduce the number of federal workers. No, we keep spending money like it will vanish from our wallets regardless, so much so that we are blasé about our ocean of debt. A billion here, ten billion there: who really cares?

A trillion dollars? How would that look? Suppose I owned a medium-sized home. Could I fit a trillion dollars in the basement of the house? How about if in addition, I filled up the den and the dining room as well? To accommodate 1,000 billion dollars, I’d be more than willing to clear out the attic, sell off all the furniture, and empty the refrigerator.

Some commentators I’ve read contend we can’t even imagine a trillion dollars. It’s simply too great a sum to take hold in our imaginations.

Not so.

In “What does one TRILLON dollars look like?” some genius came up with a vivid picture of that mountain of moolah. Keep in mind that the basic monetary unit in this illustration is a $100 bill and that the last picture shows double rather than single pallets of bills. 

Once you’ve put your jaw back in place, wiped up your spilled coffee, and caught your breath, take a look at this similar illustration from 2009 to see what $11 trillion in debt looks like.

Unbelievable. 

Overwhelming.

Less than half of our current level of debt.

We’re apparently content to let this Himalaya of greenbacks grow, leaving the consequences to our young people.             

Our politicians do little or nothing. For decades, we have witnessed an expansion of government in our country: programs, benefits, services, grants, with Congress and federal agencies all the while throwing out bucks – our bucks – like candy at a Christmas parade. In 2018-2019, some newly elected members of Congress, along with some other older socialists, began pushing for the Green New Deal, which would add tens of trillions of dollars to our current staggering debt.

So I wonder: Do any of these people in our government – members of Congress, the president, department heads, high ranking bureaucrats – get headaches?

Let me explain. 

For almost 26 years, my wife and I operated a bed-and-breakfast, a bookstore, and a mail order book company for homeschoolers, all while raising four children. To help make ends meet, Kris worked part-time as an instructor in nursing through Western Carolina University, and I did some part-time teaching.

We were frantically busy, but those ends never did meet. We could never get ahead. In fact, we kept falling deeper into debt. Twice we refinanced the house. Once we borrowed money from an individual, which we managed to repay. 

For many years, debt was the ghost haunting our dreams at night and our thoughts in the day.

We had no one to blame but ourselves.

For twenty of those years, I endured frequent headaches. Only a few were severe enough to drive me to bed, but once a week or so, I would either begin or end the day with my head aching.

Two years after Kris’ death, I sold the bed-and-breakfast, closed the bookstore, and began teaching homeschoolers. The money I made from the sale of the B&B left me with little cash, but it paid off the mortgage and all my debts. For the first time in two decades, I owed no money to credit card companies. My subsequent years of teaching provided adequate income, and with the exception of payments on an automobile, I have remained out of debt.

The result: My headaches vanished. In the last 15 years, I can count on one hand the number of headaches I’ve suffered. When the stress of debt disappeared, my headaches did the same.

So here’s what I’d like to know. Is there anyone in our government sweating bullets over our national debt? Is there anyone who wakes at three o’clock in the morning, dry-mouthed, staring at the ceiling, and wondering where the money will come from to pay our debt – or even to finance the interest on that debt? Is there anyone at all in our Congress scrambling to come up with a budget, reduce expenses, and pay down the debt? This is what most ordinary people do when we can’t match our income to our spending. Why have we allowed almost 20 years to pass without at least seeing a balanced federal budget?

Do any of these people get headaches? 

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Pelosi Punts On Official Impeachment Vote, Robbing GOP Of Subpoena Power



"We're not here to call bluffs -- we're here to find the truth, to uphold the Constitution of the United States. This is not a game for us. This is deadly serious," said Pelosi after discussing with the House Democratic caucus. 

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Male and female brains – just a myth?

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The media keep telling us: There's no difference between male and female brains.

I don't believe it. Many of you must be skeptical, too. Seventeen million people watched my old ABC show on sex differences, almost as many as watched "Game of Thrones."

Nonetheless, people now fill auditoriums to hear neuroscientist Gina Rippon talk about her new book that claims "New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds."

Rippon says it's important to tell people that sex isn't an important indicator in how brains work so we don't fall prey to stereotypes. "You don't want an idea that this (difference) is something that's natural," she says in my new video.

"It's not natural," I ask, "that in school, more boys want to play football and more girls want to do ballet? I want to run and bang into people."

"Actually, girls might want to run and bang into people, but because there's an image that girls don't do that, they're stopped from doing that," she replies.

But in my reporting, I've covered research that shows innate differences.

In one experiment, students were blindfolded and then walked through tunnels running underneath a college campus. When the women were asked the direction of a college building, they weren't so sure. One said: "How would I know? I'm blindfolded!"

Men, however, tend to have better spatial awareness and retained a sense of which direction they'd moved.

On the other hand, women have a better memory for detail.

In one test, students were told to wait in a cluttered room and later asked what was in that room.

Women often gave long answers like, "There were envelopes, university envelopes, a thing of Clearasil, a Bazooka Joe comic ..."

Men were more likely to say, "I don't know ... some stuff."

Of course, maybe they'd been molded by our sexist society – conditioned to do what's expected of men and women.

But I reminded Rippon that even tests on infants find differences. Baby boys look longer at objects, such as tractor parts. Infant girls stare at faces.

"A third of the girls actually seem to respond more to the tractor parts," said Rippon.

When I pointed out that meant two-thirds of the girls did not, Rippon said that the experiment should be redone "with a bigger set of newborns."

Maybe. But scientists shouldn't keep redoing experiments until they get results they like.

Some female scientists acknowledge that men's and women's brains are different.

"You can tell, looking at brains, whether they belong to a male or a female 80% of the time," says evolutionary psychologist Diana Fleischman.

Also: "Cultures around the world show very similar differences between men and women. Men are more likely to seek status; women are more likely to take care of children. Women are more likely to stay in the home; men are more likely to do dangerous, aggressive things like go to war."

I suggest that perhaps the sexes are alike and all cultures have imposed similar biases.

"Look at nonhuman animals, monkeys: They don't have culture, yet there's still very large differences between males and females," she responds.

Among scientists, that's common opinion. The Journal of Neuroscience Research says 70 studies found differences. Boys, for example, are more likely to be autistic, to be colorblind and to have speech problems.

Even Gina Rippon says, "I'm definitely not a brain difference denier."

But her media coverage suggests she's discovered that male and female brains are the same.

"It's an incredibly alluring message," says Fleishman with a laugh. "It's really sad that it's not right!"

Of course, science shouldn't seek an alluring message. It should just be about the truth.

But the truth doesn't stop politicians from demanding absolute equality in all things – even if men and women have different interests.

"Saying that men and women have different aptitudes isn't sexism. It's a statement about the true nature of the world," says Fleischman. "If we keep saying that those differences ... are because of sexism, nobody's going to end up happy with what they're doing, and we're going to keep making laws to remedy what's actually the result of freedom."

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What could Trump accomplish without the witch hunt?

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They couldn't believe it. The Sean Hannitys of that era – namely Bob Considine and Tex McCrary – said that it was a circus. In fact, the big tent under which these trials were staged had been a circus when, on New Year's Eve l958, Fulgencio Batista fled Cuba, handing power over to Fidel Castro and his band of bearded "liberators." The circus people had fled, leaving tents and tigers to the victors who decided to stage "trials" under the big top.

The tent was filled with angry, triumphant Castro supporters who continuously yelled, "Kill them!" The press corps was allowed seating right behind the table where the attorneys sat. I, as a young reporter, was seated in the sawdust underneath the attorneys' table. No matter what was said by either side the tent was shaken with cries to "Kill them! Kill them!"

The first of the Batista police standing trial was Jesus Sosa Blanco, a notoriously sadistic police chief famous for spearheading late-night bashing down of doors and murdering those inside. A survivor of one of these murderous rampages was a woman in her 20s who was asked by the prosecution to identify Sosa Blanco. That should not have been very difficult. The Batista henchman was seated by himself with his hands cuffed behind his chair. The young lady panned the people under the big tent, slowly looking back and forth to try to identify this hated villain. To help in her search the crowd obligingly increased the volume of their shouting the closer her eyes came to Sosa Blanco, and then trailed off as she continued shifting her gaze without being able to pinpoint the man on trial.

Considine and his fellow correspondents continued their reporting with contempt and disbelief that a triumphant revolutionary who promised democracy would allow such a spectacle. And there hasn't been such a spectacle put on by those pretending serious democratic procedure – until now! When it comes to mockery pretending to be transparency, we've seen nothing that reminds me more of Castro's first war crime trials than the mockery currently waged by the Democrats pretending to be serious and solemn soldiers of democratic procedure.

How dare Castro, pretending to be a liberator, visit such a screaming fraud upon us?

And how dare today's Democrats pretend their attempt to unseat President Trump is serious statesmanship! Trump yells, "Witch-hunt!" which indeed it is. And now the Democrats have divorced their once-beloved issues, such as medical care, infrastructure, minimum wage – the works! – explaining they would love nothing better than to revisit those great issues but, "Alas, we can do nothing until we get rid of Donald Trump!"

You'd think shame would be cracking its whip, reminding those Democrats that history is watching. There seems to be no fear whatsoever that this breathtaking abandonment of serious governing will be noticed by serious voters. Those voters now have the right to be shocked at the obvious cynical motives and actions of the Democrats. As soon as they regain their balance they will revisit the obvious trashing of all standards and ask pointed questions as to why the Democrats threw all imperatives under the bus in their feverish dash and totally transparent efforts to overthrow the Trump administration.

In political arguing we all expect some exaggeration, but the Democrats have raised the octane to a grotesque new level.

What the Democrats are really telling us is, "Sorry, Folks, we know Americans deserve coherent health plans, but there's a danger Trump might win again in 2020! We know our allies, the Turks, are slaughtering our other allies, the Kurds, but please understand, there's a danger Trump might win again! We realize major issues involving infrastructure, spending, foreign policy and, God knows, a hell of a lot more are drifting aimlessly, without coherent direction, but please understand, the danger is real that Americans will once again choose Trump!"

I remember Democrats expressing fear of Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan and others, but never anything approaching the clinical insanity of the fear and loathing for Donald Trump now burning hotter than California wildfires across our nation.

You'd think Donald Trump were an evil demon who'd hijacked the nation's gold and bankrupted America rather than the president who made the economy soar and unemployment – especially for blacks and Hispanics – virtually disappear.

What Trump has managed to accomplish thus far makes some of us – those who aren't so consumed with animus that they put the very welfare and future of our nation behind their obsession with defeating Donald Trump – long to see what more he might accomplish if half his remarkable energy weren't being diverted into fending off these endless and ever-more-desperate assaults.

It all reminds me of a version of a bit of wisdom and advice I first heard many years ago. When your neighbors have hired a man to dig a ditch (for the purpose, let's say, of draining a swamp), you can grab a shovel and help him, or you can stand back and watch him dig. But what you don't do is kick the dirt back into the hole!

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Is PG&E Causing the California Wildfires?

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Satellite video shows what looks to be two explosions occurring precisely where the to Riverside fires broke out that same night. Were these explosions caused by PG&E? Why isn’t this a bigger story?

From October 8th through Halloween 2017, the Tubbs Fire raged. Over 5,000 structures were leveled to ash. Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) was found responsible for 16 of the Tubbs fires, at a cost of over $10 billion dollars. PG&E’s response was to claim that the fires will continue and rather than address the problem, they gave a dire warning that any future damages they are found responsible for will bankrupt them.

Just weeks later on August 31st, the California State Legislature passed a utility bailout bill which would simply pass the buck to the taxpayer and let PG&E off the hook for any future damages. Two months later, on November 8th the Camp Fire wildfire broke out, destroying Concow and Paradise, California. Over 18,000 structures were destroyed and at least 85 people lost their lives.

After an investigation, it was found that once again, electrical transmission lines owned and operated by PG&E caused the Camp Fire wildfire, the deadliest wildfire in California history. But thanks to the state legislature, California taxpayers will cover the cost.

On October 9th of this year, PG&E cuts off power to half a million homes as a precaution against sparking wildfires in Northern California. A day later on October 10th, the Saddle Ridge Fire breaks out in Southern California. That night, satellite video shows what looks to be two explosions occurring precisely where the two Riverside fires broke out that same night but nobody’s talking about that. The news is blaming the Sandalwood Fire on burning garbage.

Were these explosions caused by PG&E? Why isn’t this a bigger story? My video that reported on the anomalies of the Camp Fire wildfire was deleted by YouTube for being “Inappropriate Content”. It can still be found at Banned.Video but what is inappropriate about asking questions?

Who is YouTube working for?

There are many practical questions to be asked about PG&E but there is also a very strange nature to these fires. They seem to destroy houses and spare the trees. They jump from house to house and they jump to the Freeway. They melt aluminum alloy and burn houses to powdery ash.

The Rothschild investment group collects billions of dollars from PG&E. In an age of outcry against corrupt billionaires, why are the Rothschilds and PG&E being left off the hook?

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Matt Taibbi: "We're In A Permanent Coup"



Americans might soon wish they just waited to vote their way out of the Trump era... I’ve lived through a few coups. They’re insane, random, and terrifying, like watching sports, except your political future depends on the score.

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Whistleblowers and the Real Deep State



Civil servants too often forget they work for the people and seek to impose their own policy agendas.

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‘Hunter Biden’ a topic CNN, NBC, MSNBC don’t seem to like, law professor says



Want to watch a left-leaning TV journalist quickly change the subject? Just mention Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Bill Gates Was Much Closer To Jeffrey Epstein Than He Initially Let On



Jeffrey Epstein had a lot of high profile friends from the upper echelons of business, government and hollywood - most of whom now claim they barely knew the guy.

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Monetary Failure Is Becoming Inevitable



Few observers seem aware that an economic and systemic crisis will occur at a time when government finances are already precarious.

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The Foreign Office Must Be Challenged Over Sacoolas' Immunity



The government has stepped up its lies about immunity in the Sacoolas case to a breathtaking degree.

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Hunter Biden Emerges; Quits Board Of Chinese Private-Equity Firm



Hunter Biden is stepping down from a controversial board position at a Chinese-based private-equity company, and has vowed to forego all foreign work if his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, is elected president in 2020, according to Bloomberg.  Hunter will step down from the board on Oct.

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The CIA Versus Donald J. Trump



It’s pathetic because it denigrates real whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, John Kiriakou, Chelsea Manning, Thomas Drake, and William Binney. Those people are the courageous ones.

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Kansas Girl, 13, Charged With Felony For Making "Gun-Like Hand Gesture" Toward Classmates



Authored by Elias Marat via The Mind Unleashed blog, A 13-year-old girl in Overland Park, Kansas, was arrested last month and charged with a felony after police say her classmates claim she made a “gun-like hand gesture” at multiple students.

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Control



Let’s keep it simple shall we: 2019 remains a battle for control. The forces of intervention want to “extend the business cycle” as Jerome Powell likes to frame it by any means necessary and, as I outlined yesterday (Beginning of the End), they are throwing the kitchen sink at it.

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Tulsi Gabbard on Twitter



As if to prove my point, NYT just published a “greatest hits” smear piece. All your favorite hits in one article! These are the folks who will be acting as the “neutral” questioners/moderators of Tuesday’s debate lol

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What, Exactly, Is Tulsi Gabbard Up To?



As she injects chaos into the 2020 Democratic primary by accusing her own party of “rigging” the election, an array of alt-right internet stars, white nationalists and Russians have praised her. WASHINGTON — Stephen K.

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Abortion-linked judge stuns courtroom by banning pro-life side's key evidence



A judge who helped open a Planned Parenthood abortion business in San Francisco has been censoring testimony this week in a $16 million lawsuit by Planned Parenthood.

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