Monday, April 24, 2017

Ron Paul: Candidate Trump: ‘I Love Wikileaks.’ President Trump: ‘Arrest Assange!’

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“I love Wikileaks,” candidate Donald Trump said on October 10th on the campaign trail. He praised the organization for reporting on the darker side of the Hillary Clinton campaign. It was information likely leaked by a whistleblower from within the Clinton campaign to Wikileaks.

Back then he praised Wikileaks for promoting transparency, but candidate Trump looks less like President Trump every day. The candidate praised whistleblowers and Wikileaks often on the campaign trail. In fact, candidate Trump loved Wikileaks so much he mentioned the organization more than 140 times in the final month of the campaign alone! Now, as President, it seems Trump wants Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sent to prison.
Last week CNN reported, citing anonymous “intelligence community” sources, that the Trump Administration’s Justice Department was seeking the arrest of Assange and had found a way to charge the Wikileaks founder for publishing classified information without charging other media outlets such as the New York Times and Washington Post for publishing the same information.

It might have been tempting to write off the CNN report as “fake news,” as is much of their reporting, but for the fact President Trump said in an interview on Friday that issuing an arrest warrant for Julian Assange would be, “OK with me.”

Chronicles of the South

 River Plantation

Introduction to Chronicles of the South: In Justice to So Fine a Country

“The South” is a Problem. A Big Problem. This has been true at least since the 1790s when Mr. Jefferson and his friends rallied to put the kibosh—only temporarily, alas—on New England’s attempt to reinterpret the new Constitution and set up a central government powerful enough to enforce its economic and cultural domination. As Mr. Jefferson wrote at the time, “It is true we are completely under the saddle of Massachusetts and Connecticut, and that they ride us very hard, cruelly insulting our feelings, as well as exhausting our strength and substance.”

Actually, the sources of the Problem can be found even earlier. Richard M. Weaver’s last work, unfinished, was an American Plutarch, viewing American history through differing Northern and Southern figures—Hayne and Webster, Randolph and Thoreau, etc. In his “Two Diarists” Weaver laid side by side the early eighteenth century records of Colonel William Byrd II of Virginia and the Reverend Mr. Cotton Mather of Massachusetts. Allowing that both were Englishmen born in the North American colonies, the two men lived in different mental universes. While Byrd was writing in his diary about his good times, even the guilty ones, his wide reading, his socialising with cordial neighbours, his love of nature, and his adventures in the wilderness, Mather was secretly recording the evil hearts of his associates, the failure of the world to fully recognise his merit, and complaints and lectures to God about the injustice of His insufficient good favour. Mather was too provincial and too preoccupied with himself to notice the South, but if he had, you could be sure he would have seen a Big Problem. You can almost see the War Between the States laid out there a century and a half in advance.

Why Flannery O’Connor Never Liked Yankees


  The Lord's Name In Vain (My Mother)   

The Yankee Problem In America, By Clyde Wilson  


Never wishy-washy in her discussions of religion, O’Connor told the Sweet Briar audience “that when Emerson decided in 1832 that he could no longer celebrate the Lord’s Supper unless the bread and wine were removed…, an important step in the vaporization of religion in America had taken place.” ( & Sweet Briar is no more, sad to say)  Just checked and it has been revived!  The Lord works in mysterious ways as my Mother would say. Sweet Briar College

YANKEE, n. In Europe, an American. In the Northern States of our Union, a New Englander. In Southern States the word is unknown. (seeDAMYANK.) Ambrose Bierce, THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY (1906).

Bierce’s definition of the Yankee is a bit outdated. No doubt some Southerners still refer to Northerners, especially New Yorkers and New Englanders, as Damyanks, but no one can say that Yankees live exclusively in New England, in the North, or north of the Mason-Dixon line. Nowadays Yankees live all over the South. Since birds of a feather tend to flock together, Yankees have descended in force on the same Southern cities (Charlotte, Dallas, and Atlanta, for examples), and Yankee resort communities of the trailer court, condominium, and suburban varieties have sprung up in Florida, the Southwest, and all over the Southern Highlands. Most small towns in the South, even many rural communities, have one or two Northern transplants.

Yankees have come to the South—to the Bible Belt and the Sun Belt-for jobs, for safety, for retirement; they have come to escape Jack Frost, the rude and frigid culture of their cities, Damyanks, and a host of economic, racial, and social difficulties. This Exodus— one wonders if the transplant thinks he has come to the Promised Land—has taken much of the geographical distinction out of the word Yankee. But the word designates more than a person from a particular region: it designates the attitudes and values, the frame of mind and outlook on life characteristic of the reformers, innovators, and abstract thinkers of nineteenth-century New England.

"The extinction of individual liberty."

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Antifa: The Shadowy Extremist Group Behind the Anti-Trump Riots

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On April 15, a pro-Trump, pro-free-speech rally at University of California, Berkeley, descended into violent mayhem after radical far-leftists — members of the organization Antifa — began to attack the peacefully assembled crowd.

Antifa, which stands for “anti-fascist action,” is a network of loosely affiliated far-left anarchist and communist groups that orchestrate violent protests and attacks on populists, conservatives, and anyone else its members deem to be “fascists” or “Nazis.”
“Anyone who tries to hold any sort of right-wing event literally gets beat up by militant communists in the street.”
Antifa was formed originally in Germany in the 1980s, its members taking the name of the communist paramilitary groups that engaged the Nazis in street-fighting in the 1930s. It now has active cells across the world, including in Germany, the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Czechia, and France.

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Why living on a cruise ship is cheaper than you think ($100 a day)

 Love to cruise? Retiring at sea might be cheaper than you think.

Imagine a life where staff cater to your every whim as you travel the world and get treated like a VIP every day. You could order what you like to eat without having to shop, cook or clean up. And Broadway-style entertainment is always at your finger tips-- and you don't even need to buy a high-priced ticket.

Think you need to be a billionaire to make this dream come true? Think again. Such a lifestyle can be downright affordable if you live most of the year on a cruise ship.

Mario Salcedo, a single, 67-year-old businessman, spends 350 days a year aboard Royal Caribbean ships, even operating a company as he travels.  “My best friends are all frequent cruisers on Royal Caribbean,” he tells Fox News.

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A 3.5-Inch Group at 850 Yards? Tikka’s Amazing T3X TAC A1 6.5 – Full Review.

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RCP Poll: 2017 French Presidential Run-Off Election - Macron vs. Le Pen

 Final Results - President

Macron +26.4 @ RCP

The Snowball 2013, Stockholm, Solo Charleston Finals

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"Indonesia Goes Muslim & Nationalist"

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo waits for the arrival of New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian during his visit to Sydney, Australia, February 25, 2017.   REUTERS/Jason Reed

A polarizing election for Jakarta governor saw Islamic identity politics come to the fore and exposed fractures in Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s fragile ruling coalition, an exit poll has revealed.

Widodo’s political ally Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the ethnic Chinese Christian incumbent, was resoundingly defeated by Muslim rival Anies Baswedan in a vote seen as a litmus test of the secular traditions of the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.

Unpublished data from an exit poll by Litbang Kompas, which Reuters reviewed, found “same religion” was by far the most common reason why voters supported the victor.

Just under 34 per cent of the 1,289 respondents surveyed at 400 polling stations across the Indonesian capital cited religion as the primary reason for backing Baswedan, followed by 14.9 per cent who cited “being with the common people”.

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Flashback: Obama’s CIA Ordered to Hack Marine Le Pen and Other French Presidential Candidates

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Wikileaks released documents in February that show Obama’s CIA sent out orders to hack Marine Le Pen and other presidential candidates in France.

Wikileaks released their report on CIA surveillance in February.

Antifa Supporter Arrested After Physically Assaulting Rebel Media’s Jack Posobiec

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Sunday, Rebel Media’s Jack Posobiec took to the streets to do his job and interview some Antifa members in Washington DC. Things quickly turned ugly when Posobiec was attacked by a Antifa activist in a bike helmet.

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Independent evidence conflicts with dossier on suspected Trump-Russia conspiracy

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Christopher Steele, who compiled a dossier that Democrats are using in an attempt to prove collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, was paid by Fusion GPS, a Democratic Party-aligned opposition research firm. (Associated Press/File)
Christopher Steele, who compiled a dossier that Democrats are using in an attempt to prove collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, was paid by Fusion GPS, a Democratic Party-aligned opposition research firm

An anti-Donald Trump “dossier” created by a former British spy and financed by Democratic-linked money has significant detractors: the people accused of crimes in a supposed Trump-Russia conspiracy.

Three men — Mr. Trump’s attorney, a campaign volunteer and a tech company CEO — have publicly said that the parts about them in the dossier are fiction.

A fourth figure — a Russian diplomat whom Londoner Christopher Steele accused of lawbreaking — said via Russia’s Foreign Ministry that the dossier is fantasy. And there is evidence to back him up.

The 35-page dossier by Mr. Steele has taken on critical importance in recent weeks for Democrats in Washington. They cite its accusations without corroboration as the reason for a special commission to investigate Mr. Trump and his aides for a supposed role in Russia’s hacking of Democratic Party email servers.

Hold the celebrity enablers of Venezuela's hellhole accountable

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What holds Venezuela together these days? According to the New York Times, this state is held together only by an encircling ring of death-squad gangs, who serve as its enforcers. These are the community organizers known as 'colectivos' who ride and circle around menacingly on motorcycles, and shoot randomly into crowds to generate terror.  I saw them myself in Caracas in late 2005, and they were scary. Now, they are engorged with drug cash and legitimized by the state. Who could have imagined that this tontons macoute situation would be the logical conclusion of Chavista socialism?

Not Venezuela's celebrity endorsers from the Hollywood elites, that's for sure. These Useful Idiots spent years using their capacity for drawing media attention to browbeat the West into believing that Chavista socialism was the wave of the future. They were no different from the political pilgrims who endorsed the Soviet Union in its early days while the Ukraine starved from the communists' man-made famine. Sean Penn declared that anyone in the West who called the late Hugo Chavez a dictator should be imprisoned and gushed:
(Ch├ívez) is a fascinating guy. He’s done… incredible things for the 80% of the people that are very poor there.

How the Election Split France

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The two winners will rely on starkly different bases of support in the runoff on May 7.

Ms. Le Pen captured areas with high unemployment and low wages, where she campaigned on pledges to stop immigration and renegotiate France’s relationship with the European Union.

Mr. Macron dominated in economically dynamic areas and large cities, like Paris and Bordeaux, where his pro-business and socially progressive platform resonated with educated voters.

AG Sessions: Improper Payments to ‘Mostly Mexicans’ Could Fund Border Wall

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On ABC’s “This Week” this Sunday, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions remarked that through the improperly paid tax credits to “mostly Mexicans”, the border wall could be funded.

The following is a partial transcript:

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EDITORIAL: Thanks for blowing the Navy's operational security, New York Times

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“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.”
— Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Apparently, the Navy doesn’t need to worry about Pyongyang calling its bluff when The New York Times will do it for the dictatorship.

On April 8, as North Korea’s threats of war grew more belligerent, the Department of Defense announced that the USS Carl Vinson was headed to the Korean Peninsula. Many South Koreans and others cheered the decision, calling the move a powerful symbol of U.S. strength and resolve.

This past Tuesday, however, The New York Times breathlessly broke the news that the USS Carl Vinson wasn’t actually where the Department of Defense said it was. In fact, at the time, the carrier had been sailing in the opposite direction toward Australia. (It will be in the Western Pacific this week.) The Grey Lady was shocked that the Trump administration would give out false information regarding a ship’s movement and location.

New DNC Chair Demands ‘Ideological Purity’ on Abortion from Candidates

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 New DNC Chair Demands ‘Ideological Purity’ on Abortion from Candidates

Perez’s statement will likely alienate some high-profile anti-abortion Democrats in the party, including Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Sens. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Edwards said at the Democratic National Convention in 2016 that the party might be more successful in the Deep South if it allowed more anti-abortion candidates to rise in the ranks.

This is basically the definition behind what’s called The Big Tent strategy, and it seems to be a pretty basic truism with which many would intuitively agree.

However, newly-elected Democratic Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez appears not to agree with that sentiment.

According to The Huffington Post:
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