Saturday, August 18, 2018

Federal Court Rejects Campus Carry Challenge

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A federal court upheld a prior dismissal of a challenge to Texas’s campus carry law Thursday, providing individuals with a concealed carry permit the ability to carry a firearm on public university property.

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected to revive the lawsuit by three University of Texas at Austin professors, upholding a 2015 law that the trio challenged in July 2016, yet was ultimately dismissed.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Don't Ask Me. :)

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Attorney: Former Roger Stone Associate Challenging 'Validity' of Special Counsel Mueller's Appointment

 

A former associate of ex-Trump adviser Roger Stone is challenging the validity and power of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Trace Gallagher reported.

Andrew Miller, who served as a scheduler for Stone in 2016, was subpoenaed by the Mueller team to appear before a grand jury and testify on matters related to WikiLeaks and other topics, Gallagher said.

Miller was charged with contempt, a charge his attorney invited because it allowed for Miller to challenge the legitimacy of Mueller's probe, he reported.

More @ Fox

Azerai, Can Tho

Via Thuong 

Insane.  I've stayed in  a hotel for $1 a night in the city before. I'll stay in one on the river for $14 in November.


Shadow Ban: PragerU Reveals Immediate 99.9999% Drop in Facebook Reach

In an unprecedented management shakeup co-founder Mark Zuckerberg remained chief of Facebook, with chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg his second-in-command

Conservative non-profit group PragerU appears to be facing Facebook censorship, as many recent posts from group are suffering from a 99.9999 percent drop in engagement based on Facebook’s own dashboard. The Social Media Masters of the Universe also pulled down two PragerU videos, which it labeled “hate speech.”

Echoing the apparent page limitation of conservative commentating duo Diamond and Silk, the conservative non-profit group PragerU — which produces educational videos on conservative issues — appears to have found its Facebook page’s reach drastically limited. The group’s Facebook page boasts three million followers, but its most recent posts have been seen by almost none of its followers, according to the Facebook dashboard.

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End of an Era

 

I was saddened to hear that Phil Harris had died. I knew the man. You might say we were old friends.

As a matter of fact, we first met in 1954 in Monterey, California. I was attending the Army Language School, learning Russian, and Phil was playing in the Bing Crosby Pro-Am tournament. His professional partner was Dutch Harrison, a good ol’ boy from Arkansas, who was leading the pack on the final day and coasted to an easy victory. During this last round, Harris was anxious to keep out of Harrison’s way, because Dutch, who was amiable but aging, could clearly use the win.

On the back nine of Pebble Beach, while Harris was looking for his bail, Harrison hit a shot that disappeared over a rise in the fairway. When Harris had played his own shot, he thought about Harrison. Seeing me standing there, he walked over and asked in whisper, “Has Dutch shot?”

“Yes sir, “ I said.

Manafort trial Day 14: Jury 'scared' as it heads home without a verdict

Via Billy

Paul Manafort is pictured.

Manafort's attorney Kevin Downing said the ongoing deliberations favor his client.

Paul Manafort's trial will stretch into a fourth week, as jurors headed home Friday without reaching a verdict for the second straight day and the judge overseeing the case alluded to "threats" the jury may be receiving.

“I had no idea this case would incite this emotion,” U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III said in an open court hearing, responding to a motion from seven news organizations, including POLITICO, seeking access to sealed materials related to the trial that would have publicly identified the jurors.
Ellis denied the motion, telling the courtroom that jurors were "scared” and “afraid.” As a result, Ellis said, he didn’t “feel right” releasing the names of the 12-person jury.

More @ Politico

Special ops shoot down Brennan and his defenders: 'You put your politics before us'

 Kris Paronto

My principles are greater than clearances too John, especially when you and the @CIA kool-aid drinkers punished us for not going along with the Benghazi cover-up story in order to protect you, @HillaryClinton ‘s & @BarackObama ‘s failures. You put your politics before us.

John Brennan rallied numerous high-powered defenders to his corner over his security clearance clash with President Trump, but some well-known special ops heroes are firing back suggesting the former CIA director got what he deserves.

Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a former Army Ranger and private security contractor who was part of the CIA team that fought back during the 2012 Benghazi terror attack, accused Brennan of putting his “politics” before those in the field. 

“He is lucky the security clearance is all he is getting away with,” Paronto told Fox News in an interview on Friday.

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Teen ‘Disemboweled’ During London Stabbing

“There were four or five black boys running,” the unnamed woman told the Metro. “All of a sudden I could hear, ‘Help, help.’”
Another witness described seeing one boy collapse, holding his stomach as “all of his intestines were falling on the ground.”

Four teens stabbed in total during violent altercation 

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DOJ's Bruce Ohr wrote Christopher Steele was 'very concerned about Comey's firing -- afraid they will be exposed'


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A collection of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr's emails, texts and handwritten notes, reviewed by Fox News, reveals that he was deeply connected to the unverified Steele dossier as well as its author and, during the presidential election campaign, the alleged government surveillance abuses involving a Trump campaign official.

The dossier, which was used by federal officials to justify the surveillance of a top Trump aide, Carter Page, was created by Fusion GPS and paid for by Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

More @ Fox

Germany Returning Migrants to Greece

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Germany will soon send back migrants to Greece if they had already applied for asylum there.

The two countries made the deal at the behest of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose coalition government is on shaky ground due to increased opposition to her immigration policies.

“EU law states that refugees should apply for asylum in the first EU country they reach, but Germany has typically allowed newcomers with open applications elsewhere to reside in the country as it examines their claim,” reported the Wall Street Journal. “In practice, very few ever leave Germany, even if they fail to obtain asylum there.”

Germany’s policy contradicts claims that the migrants are “war refugees,” because if that were the case, they’d seek asylum at the nearest, non-wartorn country.

Man sentenced to six years for trying to blow up Confederate statue in Hermann Park

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A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for attempting to blow up a Confederate statue last summer at a Houston park.

A federal judge on Friday also imposed a $10,000 fine against Andrew Schneck, who pleaded guilty in March to attempting to maliciously damage property receiving federal financial assistance.

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The Marshmallow Test

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George Davis’ Last Public Address


Renowned Wilmington, North Carolina attorney and statesman George Davis served as the last attorney general of the Confederate States of America, 1864-1865. He was selected as a North Carolina delegate to the Washington Peace Conference of February 1861, and was elected to the North Carolina Senate before becoming Attorney General. His eminent bronze statue stands in downtown Wilmington, erected and dedicated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1911.  Davis was said to have little toleration for new ideas and did not believe in popular education – it was a heresy with him. He was a Cavalier, not a Puritan, and stated that “this thing you boys are advocating, called progress, and the introduction of new notions is wrong. It is but synonym for graft and rascality.” Read more about Davis at www.cfhi.net.
Bernhard Thuersam, www.Circa1865.org  The Great American Political Divide

George Davis’ Last Public Address

George Davis’s last public address was a memorial of his former chief, President Jefferson Davis, in December 1889, on which occasion he spoke without notes in Wilmington’s famous Thalian Hall Opera House. Already in feeble health, George Davis spoke of his fallen President being a “high-souled, true-hearted Christian gentleman, and if our poor humanity has any higher form than that, I know not what it is.”  Davis ended his last oration with:

“My public life was long since over; my ambition went down with the banner of the South, and, like it, never rose again. I have had abundant time in all these quiet years, and it has been my favorite occupation to review the occurrences of that time, and recall over the history of that tremendous struggle; to remember with love and admiration the great men who bore their parts in its events.

I have often thought what was it that the Southern people had to be most proud of in all the proud things of their record?  Not the achievement of our arms!  No man is more proud of them than I, no man rejoices more in Manassas, Chancellorsville and in Richmond; but all the nations have had their victories.

There is something, I think, better than that, and it was this, that through all the bitterness of that time, and throughout all the heat of that fierce contest, Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee never spoke a word, never wrote a line that the whole neutral world did not accept as the very indisputable truth.

Aye, truth was the guiding star of both of them, and that is the grand thing to remember; upon that my memory rests more proudly than upon anything else. It is a monument better than marble, more durable than brass. Teach it to your children, that they may be proud to remember Jefferson Davis.

The Skewed Priorities of Democrats and the Media

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What has continued to unfold since Trump’s election only deepens the public’s skepticism and broadens our suspicions of today’s government. Into this awakening, there remains much residue, as per the recent Strzok firing. Yet even this overdue and richly deserved dismissal takes a back seat to this “Omarosa” back and forth drama. Also, accounts of the President’s salute to our troops at Ft. Drum and his signing of our Defense Bill have been relegated to secondary status. Quite simply, our priorities via the Democrat media have become inverted.

After well over eighteen months in office, the persistence of this anti-Trump faction is testing the patience of many Americans.

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For the church's and the nation's sake, Cardinal Wuerl must go

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The shepherd’s crook was a cruel irony.

On Wednesday, as D.C. Catholics gathered for a Mass at St. Matthew’s commemorating Mary’s assumption into heaven, many congregants wondered which priest would say the Mass. The usual officiant of such a Mass — Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington — had just the day before been named 200 times in a grand jury report documenting thousands of cases of sexual abuse by priests and inaction or cover-ups by bishops.

From the back pews, it was impossible to see the faces of the priests processing in as Mass began, but soon, raised high enough for the whole congregation to see, there appeared a symbol that answered the question: The hooked staff that only a bishop carries. The crozier, as it’s called, represents a shepherd’s crook. But the man carrying it into St. Matthew’s on Wednesday didn't come across as a fierce guardian of his flock.

Sen. Warren pushes bill to nationalize US corporations


Bill Cooper Warned about Deep State 20 YEARS AGO

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Why do Democrats love socialism?


“Democrats more positive about socialism than capitalism,” blares the headline on a new poll by Gallup this week. According to the survey, 57 percent of Democrats and left leaners surveyed have a positive view of socialism, compared to just 47 percent of Democrats and left leaners who have a positive view of capitalism.

What the heck? There is only one way to read this: Way too many Democrats are simply uninformed. I am not saying they are stupid. I am not saying they are ignorant. I am saying they are uninformed. 

Sadly, that is not surprising, given the tripe that passes for “education” in our public schools. And it is even worse for those who go on to college. Most four-year universities and colleges in this country are populated by left-wing professors whose hatred for America is only surpassed by their sense of entitlement to the fruits of other people’s labor.


The typical graduate of the typical four-year college in this country thinks better of Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and Ho Chi Minh than he or she does of Ronald Reagan.

More @ The Hill

Rare Breed and Spike’s Spartan AR is a Functioning Work of Art

 

Rare Breed Firearms and Spike’s Tactical have teamed up to deliver the new Spartan series of AR-15-pattern rifles and receiver sets. The series features Spartan imagery and custom Cerakote finishes that makes each part a true work of art.

The series is available exclusively through Spike’s Tactical and it’s just the beginning. The eye-catching design took over a year to develop. It’s compatible with all standard lower components and all standard upper receivers.

More @ Guns America

Trump Strikes Back at ‘Ringleader’ Brennan

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At war with current and former intelligence officials since before he was elected, Donald Trump on Wednesday moved to strip Barack Obama’s CIA chief of his security clearance, though worse may be in store for John Brennan, says Ray McGovern.

There’s more than meets the eye to President Donald Trump’s decision to revoke the security clearances that ex-CIA Director John Brennan enjoyed as a courtesy customarily afforded former directors. The President’s move is the second major sign that Brennan is about to be hoisted on his own petard. It is one embroidered with rhetoric charging Trump with treason and, far more important, with documents now in the hands of congressional investigators showing Brennan’s ringleader role in the so-far unsuccessful attempts to derail Trump both before and after the 2016 election.

Rand Paul: ‘Crazy’ Brennan Has Called For Death Penalty For President Trump


 

Yet former CIA head still wants security clearance 

 

Senator Rand Paul appeared on Fox News Thursday night, to discuss both his recent diplomatic trip to Russia, and his endorsement of President Trump revoking the security clearance of former CIA head John Brennan.

Noting that he is scheduled to meet with Trump this weekend to discuss both topics, Paul stated that was was more than happy with Trump’s decision as concerns Brennan, saying “I’ve been calling for a review of the security clearances of a lot of folks…for months and months.”

The Senator note that he contacted the FBI Director last January to voice concerns over former officials who still have security clearance and who are clearly opposed to the current administration.

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TRUMP, GOP LANDS EPIC TROLL OF OMAROSA — USING HER OWN WORDS



Senate Intel Chair: Here's Why Brennan's Accusations Against Trump In NYT Op-Ed Aren't Believable

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In a scathing press statement released Thursday, the chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), explained why former CIA Director John Brennan's accusations against President Trump and complaints about him stripping his security clearance don't hold water.

At the White House press briefing Wednesday, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced that Trump had revoked the security clearance of Brennan, an Obama-appointee who is now a security analyst at MSNBC, citing his "erratic conduct and behavior" and "wild outbursts," and accusing him of "leveraging" his clearance to make false claims against the Trump administration.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Sounds of the Mississippi Delta and Appalachia

 
“…the individualism of the plantation world would be one which, like the backcountry before it, would be far too much concerned with bald, immediate, unsupported assertion of the ego, which placed to great stress on the inviolability of personal whim, and which was full of the chip-on-the shoulder swagger and brag of a boy–one in brief, of which the essence was the boast, voiced or not, on the part of every Southerner, that he would knock the hell out of whoever dared to cross him.”

Because we live in such a hurried time, we hear countless “noises” but have little time to appreciate the actual “sounds.” Sound is a sensation that you can feel, not just something you can hear. To understand this idea, consider how some musicians have actually played concerts for the deaf, who cannot hear the music but still feel the vibrations. These “feelings” that sounds give us are actually changing our molecular structure. We could examine water under a microscope while playing different sounds and would observe the transformation of the water molecules. Similarly, since our bodies are about 70% water, we are affected in the same way. Music has the power to physically transform us: it will make people aggressive in a mosh pit, hoedown at a square dance, or twerk in a nightclub. Aristotle, in his work On the Soul, wrote that “all bodies are capable of being affected by smells and sounds, but that some on being acted upon, having no boundaries of their own, disintegrate, as in the instance of air, which does become odorous, showing that some effect is produced on it by what is odorous?” Just like Aristotle stated, our bodies are affected by sound.

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Does anyone know what 'Unknown Region' signifies in my country hits today?  First time ever. Must be sinister. ....:)

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Growing Christian genocide in Nigeria: Christian death toll exceeds 6,000 in six months

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According to the Christian Association of Nigeria, more than 6,000 Christians have been murdered by Islamist Jihadists since the beginning of 2018. Not many people outside Nigeria seem to care.

Yet brutal attacks specifically and only against Christians have been common since the 1980s, and those responsible are never punished.

More @ The Tribune

COURT DOCS: Parameters FINALLY Set in Mueller Investigation

 

As of July 31, Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller has finally been reigned in by a District Judge for the United States District court for the District of Columbia.

Usually, a Special Counsel is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. In this case – which is the first of it’s kind in U.S. history – the Special Counsel was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions has recused himself from matters related to the Russian “collusion” investigation, since President Donald J. Trump is the subject of the investigation.

Since this is a case of first impression, there have not been any guidelines regarding the parameters of Mueller’s investigation, causing frustration among President Donald J. Trump, American citizens, and even federal judges.

Journalist Found Dead After Investigating Clinton Sex Crimes

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The body of investigative journalist Jen Moore was found in her Washington D.C. hotel room on Monday after her investigation into an alleged sexual assault by President William J. Clinton.

“In fact, just four weeks before her death, Moore filed details of the alleged victim’s claims with the Department of Homeland Security, detailing the allegations against Clinton. Moore contacted Homeland Security beginning on July 6th through July 9th, records show. A week later, she contacted the FBI with identical details about the victim and the shocking allegations against Clinton,” reported True Pundit on Tuesday.

Midterm Meddling: Twitter Follows Facebook, Blacklists GOP Candidate’s Family Story

Twitter has followed in Facebook’s footsteps by blocking a campaign video ad for Republican congressional candidate Elizabeth Heng. Facebook eventually admitted that a campaign video including the communist atrocities in Cambodia is not “shocking, disrespectful, or sensational,” but Twitter, which describes the ad as “obscene,” disagrees.

Shortly after Facebook came under fire for refusing to allow Republican Congressional candidate Elizabeth Heng to advertise with her campaign ad on their platform, Twitter has made the same decision. Facebook blocked the ad, which shared the story of Heng’s family being forced to flee Cambodia for the U.S., claiming that the Facebook couldn’t allow videos that contained “shocking, disrespectful, or sensational” imagery on their advertising platform. The ad was eventually approved with a Facebook spokesperson stating: “Upon further review, it is clear the video contains historical imagery relevant to the candidate’s story. We have since approved the ad and it is now running on Facebook.” A decision Twitter apparently disagrees with.

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Hundreds Of Media Outlets Make Trump’s Point Today

Via John "More nails in the coffin of print journalism as they reveal what Trump has been saying about them - THEY ARE PARTISANS AND PROPAGANDISTS  PEDDLING FAKE NEWS TO THE FEEBLE-MINDED AND INTELLECTUALLY LAZY.  

They may very well accomplish the coup d'etat whose DC players they are in colluding with but they will destroy themselves in the process.  seriously, who thinks of the NY Times or the Washington Post as objective "reporters of the news" anymore.  No one.

This country has never been better than it is TODAY. Never, domestically. Never, internationally. Never fairer or more prosperous from 'sea to shining sea.'

The (alleged) "media" hate it.  It destroys their anti-American agenda.

Were they real/honest journalists, instead of trashing him, they would be singing Trump's praises and thanking him for what he is at succeeding doing - making America Great Again.  They should offer him encomiums, not specious criticisms."
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The media is a surprisingly self-unaware lot sometimes. And boy are they putting a fine point on that today.

A few months ago, the media went into circus hysterics when Sinclair Broadcast Group required all of the company’s television news anchors around the country to read a scripted editorial that pointed out the “troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country,” decried “fake stories” and lamented that “some members of the media use their platforms to push their own personal bias and agenda to control ‘exactly what people think’…This is extremely dangerous to a democracy.”

The media responded theatrically about how “chilling” was this call to commit better journalism than is being done. Well, actually they were most upset at some corporate suits daring to tell journalists to commit to high standards. Sure, it may have been poor optics to recite the exact same verbiage on each station. The goal of the script, however, is something every media outlet says it aspires to and does (but doesn’t.)

Army Brigadier General Says John Brennan Is A ‘Clear And Present Danger’ Who Wants To ‘Overthrow’ Trump

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Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata said former CIA director John Brennan is a “clear and present danger” to the United States and wants to “overthrow” President Donald Trump on Fox News Thursday.

Tata, who is now retired, said Brennan’s tweets disparaging Trump and calling for his removal are enough to revoke his security clearance.

“He spied on American citizens and lied in front of Congress about that spying,” Tata said on “Fox & Friends.” “Question 29 on the security clearance form says, you know, ‘have you ever supported overthrowing the U.S. Government?’ All of you got to look at Brennan’s tweets and he supports the removal of this president, and right there — that’s enough evidence to get rid of his clearance.”

Soros foundation to quit Hungary by end-August

 

The foundation run by US billionaire George Soros said Thursday that the last of its operations in Hungary would cease by August 31, with its activities being transferred to Berlin.

The Open Society Foundations (OSF) announced in May that it was leaving Hungary, citing what it called the "repressive" policies of nationalist firebrand Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

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Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents

Via Billy

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It was considered one of the CIA’s worst failures in decades: Over a two-year period starting in late 2010, Chinese authorities systematically dismantled the agency’s network of agents across the country, executing dozens of suspected U.S. spies. But since then, a question has loomed over the entire debacle.

How were the Chinese able to roll up the network?

Now, nearly eight years later, it appears that the agency botched the communication system it used to interact with its sources, according to five current and former intelligence officials. The CIA had imported the system from its Middle East operations, where the online environment was considerably less hazardous, and apparently underestimated China’s ability to penetrate it.

Vietnam sentences activist to 20 years prison amid dissent crackdown

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A court in northern Vietnam on Thursday sentenced an activist to 20 years in prison after he was convicted in a one-day trial of attempting to overthrow the state, his lawyer said.

The People’s Court in Nghe An province also sentenced Le Dinh Luong, 53, to five years house arrest to be served after his prison term, lawyer Ha Huy Son said.

“The court charged him with activities “aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration” but they didn’t have sufficient evidence,” Son told Reuters on the phone.

“Luong didn’t plead guilty at the trial and he will appeal the verdict,” he said.

More @ Reuters

36% of black voters approve of Trumps' job performance

 

A new poll released on Wednesday from Rasmussen Reports revealed that President Donald Trump's approval rating in the black community is exploding, almost doubling from a year ago.

The poll showed that nationally the president's job approval rating is split with 49% approving and 49% disapproving.