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Wednesday, 15 August



tar balls 112846861-612x612Tar balls are still popping up here and there.  Most people dont know what that black rocky looking stuff is.  Corexit.  Dont touch it.

They warn people of Necrotizing fasciitis which is a flesh-eating disease and a fatal bacterial infection of the deeper layers of the skin. It destroys soft tissue and can harm both the muscles and the skin and can also cause the fatal toxic shock syndrome (TSS).
Its a hungry, infectious bacteria that eats the soft tissue of the body like muscle and skin. And when it starts to spread it will kill you if not treated immediately. It will eat to the bone, and sometimes eat cartilage depending on the strain....


Manafort Faces 300 Yrs Prison Time For Being Trumps Campaign Manager While Jihadis With Child Terrorist Training Camp Released on Signature Bond "IndyWatch Feed"

Law enforcement bows to Sharia law, allows Muslim women to take mugshots wearing hijabs

Muellers prosecutors rested their case Monday, day 10 of the bank fraud and tax evasion trial against Paul Manafort playing out in an Alexandria, VA courtroom.

Trumps former campaign chairman Paul Manafort faces 305 years in prison if convicted on all 18 counts.

Manafort would not be facing 305 years in prison if not for his association with Donald Trump.

The corrupt Obama-appointed judge Amy Berman Jackson threw Manafort into solitary confinement while he awaited his trial even though he posted an $11.65 million bail packagethats right, a non-violent 69-year-old man was thrown into prison before his trial.

In contrast, 5 Muslims who set up a terrorist training camp in New Mexico were released on bond by a judge.

This is happening in the United States while Americans watch in horror.

Muslim Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was arrested earlier this month at a terrorist compound in New Mexico.
Wahhaj was training children to commit mass shootings at US schools.

Siraj ibn Wahhaj is the son of a Brooklyn imam who was named as a possible co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

New Mexico police entered a dangerous Islamist terrorist camp in New Mexico this month after they grew tired of FBI stalling.

According to the Albuquerque Journal Judge Sarah Backus released the five defendants, Siraj Wahhaj, Hujrah Wahhaj, Subhannah Wahhaj, Jany Leveille, and Lucas Morten, on a $20,000 signature bond.



VIDEO: London Declares TERROR ATTACK After Man Mows Down Bicyclists In SUV "IndyWatch Feed"

Another day, another terrorist attack in London. While officials have declared it an act of terror, police have yet to release the name of the terrorist or *WHAT HIS MOTIVATION COULD HAVE POSSIBLY BEEN*. The man can be seen in surveillance footage veering off the road and onto a bicycle path, careening through several bike riders.

The police are being very PC about it, and state that they are keeping an open mind, while not releasing any information about the suspect.


HISTORIC! Donald Trump Approval Ratings with Blacks Hits 31% Up 13 Points in One Year "IndyWatch Feed"

The liberal mainstream media likes to paint President Trump as a racist every time he criticizes ANY person of color.
Now we know why.

President Trumps approval rating with African Americans hit 31% on Monday.


The presidents approval is up 13 points since last year at this time.

In the last ten presidential election cycles the highest black vote share for a Republican was 12% for Bob Dole in 1996.

If Donald Trump captured 25 percent of the African American vote he would win the 2020 election in a landslide.

black vote democrats

If Republicans were to peel off even 25% of black voters from the Democrat Party Democrats would be the minority party for decades.
Thank you Donald Trump!

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Swedish Youth Gangs Stage Coordinated Attack, Setting Dozens Of Cars On Fire In Major Cities "IndyWatch Feed" Zagros Hama (@ZagrosHama) August 13, 2018 Three guesses as to who the gangs are. Via Daily Wire: Dozens of masked youths flooded cities in western Sweden Monday night, torching cars with Molotov cocktails, in what authorities describe as a coordinated attack. The BBC reports that more than 80 cars were torched in []

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New York Madam Speaks Out on Mueller Interrogation: I Felt Sick to My Stomach I Was Bullied (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

The New York Madam Kristin Davis spoke to reporters on New York local FOX 5 after her grand jury interrogation by the Mueller Special Counsel.

Davis told the reporters she did not think there was Russian collusion.
The New York Madam also told FOX 5 she felt bullied and she felt sick to my stomach.

FOX 5 NY reported:

The woman known as the Manhattan Madam for once running a high-end prostitution ring in New York City says she was bullied by Robert Muellers team when she was forced to testify in front of a grand jury in connection with the Russia investigation.

Kristin Davis said she was forced to answer leading questions on the character of her longtime friend and colleague Roger Stone.

I left there feeling very sick to my stomach, Davis said in an interview on Fox 5s Good Day New York.

She also says her subpoena was moved up and she was only given four days notice to get to Washington, D.C.

I basically said I dont have child care for a 2-year-old and they said if you can talk to the media you can figure out how to get your son to D.C., Davis said.

She said they provided a plane ticket but the charges ended up on her credit card. Shes not expecting the government to fully reimburse her for the expenses.

Stone is a longtime friend and supporter of President Trump and his name has been linked to the investigation into possible collusion between the Russian government and the...


Conservative Muslim Gets Death For Houston Honor Killings "IndyWatch Feed"

Media is back to wordplay. Via Charlotte Observer: A Jordanian immigrant was sentenced to death on Tuesday after being convicted in what prosecutors described as the honor killings of his daughters American husband and an Iranian womens rights activist in Texas. Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan was found guilty of capital murder last month in the 2012 []


Facebook Threatens Media Work With Us Or Die "IndyWatch Feed"

Facebook exec Campbell Brown told a group of Australian media execs recently that Mark Zuckerberg doesnt care about publishers. (Shocker)

We will help you revitalize journalism in a few years the reverse looks like Ill be holding your hands with your dying business like in a hospice., Ms. Brown told Australian media executives in a closed-door meeting.

The Sun reported:

According to The Australian, as part of a four-hour closed-door meeting with Ms Brown, the top exec for the social media giant said: We will help you revitalise journalism in a few years the reverse looks like Ill be holding your hands with your dying business like in a hospice.

Five sources present at the meeting confirmed the comments.

She was also reported to have said: Mark Zuckerberg doesnt care about publishers but is giving me a lot of leeway and concessions to make these changes.

She added: We are not interested in talking to you about your traffic and referrals anymore. That is the old world and there is no going back Mark wouldnt agree to this.

Facebook strongly denies the reports and said the quotes were not accurate and have been taken out of context. But they have not released transcripts of the meeting.

Liberal Tech Giants Facebook, Twitter, Google-YouTube and Wikipedia have all stepped up their harassment of conservative publishers since the 2016 election.

The far left and Democrats understand that conservatives get their news from online publishers.

Since the election The Gateway Pundit found from traffic analysis that Facebook has eliminated 93% of traffic to top conservative websites.

** Twitter is shadowbanning and censoring conservative lawmakers and conservative publishers.

And a Gateway Pundit June study of top conservative news outlets found that Facebook has eliminated 93% of traffic to top conservative webs...


Nervous Pandas Get Twitchy Watching Shrinking Bamboo Forest "IndyWatch Feed"

Its not a bluff; its never a bluff. He doesnt bluff.  Ive looked through the interviews, writing and granules of opponents describing hundreds of deals, and I cannot find a single person who ever said that Donald Trump was bluffing Continue reading


Elizabeth Warren Demands in Letter That U.S. Military Explain Its Role in Yemen Bombings "IndyWatch Feed"

In the wake of a U.S.-backed bombing last week that killed dozens of children on a school bus in north Yemen, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is demanding answers about how U.S. military advisers support and oversee the Saudi and UAE bombing campaign in Yemen.

Warren sent a letter on Tuesday to Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command and top commander for U.S. forces in the Middle East, requesting that he clarify past congressional testimony about the U.S. role in the Yemen war. Warrens letter referenced an article by The Intercept about an airstrike in May, based on a U.S. intelligence report that recounts in detail, minute by minute, how the strike unfolded and American munitions were used.

Votel has previously suggested that the U.S. has little knowledge about how Saudi Arabia and the UAE use American weapons, and does not track the aircraft missions that the U.S. helps refuel. During a congressional hearing in March, Warren asked Votel whether CENTCOM tracks what aircraft do after the U.S. refuels them. He responded, Senator, we do not. Votel also denied knowing whether U.S.-produced munitions were used in specific strikes when the media has reported on civilian deaths.

However, earlier this month The Intercept published a detailed article about a coalition airstrike in May, which targeted a site in Yemens Northern Saada governorate where a dozen family members slept in tents; the bomb happened to miss the tents, so the civilians survived. The article quoted an intelligence report that includes what appear to be comments from an American intelligence analyst who closely supervised the strike from a coalition command center in Riyadh, suggesting that U.S. military observers have detailed information about how strikes unfold.

Eric Eikenberry, an advocacy officer for the U.S.-based Yemen Peace Project, told The Intercept that the existence of an intelligence report shows that coalition airstrikes are more closely supervised than Votel had indicated. When it comes to Yemen, the priorities of General Votel and the rest of the administration are obscene, he wrote in an email. We knew that the United States was providing the fuel, weapons, and intelligence for coalition strikes, and now we know that the U.S. is perfectly capable of assessing strikes on civilian targets that use U.S. munitions.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates began bombing Yemen in March of 2...


State Probe Says Latino Teens Strapped Down, But Not Abused "IndyWatch Feed"

Teens coached by liberal lawyers. Via Daily Mail: A state review into the treatment of immigrant teens held at a Virginia detention center confirmed the facility uses restraint techniques that can include strapping children to chairs and placing mesh bags over their heads. But investigators concluded the harsh treatment described by detainees at the Shenandoah []


Paul Manafort's Defense Calls No Witnesses "IndyWatch Feed"

Ive been called for jury duty a few times but Ive always been rejected. Having never sat on a jury, I cant say for sure how I would feel about it if the defense decided to rest without calling any witnesses or having their client testify.  If the person is truly innocent, then why not try to demonstrate that in some way beyond simple cross-examination of government witnesses? I guess its much harder for me to accept not having a defense at all than it is to grant the accused the right not to speak in their own defense. I know that if I were falsely prosecuted that my lawyers would have trouble convincing me to remain silent, but theyd never get away with resting my case without making one at all.

But thats what Paul Manaforts lawyers did today.

Defense attorneys for Paul Manafort rested their case on Tuesday without calling any witnesses or having the former Trump campaign chairman testify in the trial where he is accused of bank and tax fraud.

At the same time, the judge overseeing the trial rejected Manaforts motion to throw out the 18 charges against him.

Manafort, who has watched silently as the case against him was argued in federal court, was asked by Judge T.S. Ellis whether he wanted to testify in his own defense.

No, sir, he replied.

Asked whether he was satisfied with the advice hed gotten from his attorneys, Manafort said, I am, your honor.

Ellis indicated that prosecutors and Manaforts lawyers would likely make closing arguments to the 12-person jury on Wednesday. After that, the jury will begin its deliberations behind closed doors.

Obviously, the defense will say that the government has not met the burden of proof and suggest that their case is so weak that it doesnt require rebuttal from expert witnesses. Maybe theres a juror who is unwilling to convict Manafort because he or she has been convinced its all part of an elaborate Deep State plot to nullify the 2016 election. That would result in a mistrial, which is almost certainly the best outcome Manafort can hope for. I believe the documents in this case speak for themselves and theres not really any ambiguity about Manaforts guilt. An outright acquittal seems like an impossibility.

Assuming Manafort is convicted, Im not sure much will change. Hes already in prison. He still faces even more severe charges in Washington DC where hell presumably have a less sympathetic judge and a tougher jury pool. Will a conviction in Virginia and the certainty of an extended prison sentence change Manaforts calculus and lea...

When Is It Roger Stones Time in the Barrel? "IndyWatch Feed"

Back on September 12, 2016, NewsMax was keen to promote the following advertisement that was created by Bob Dylan enthusiast, InfoWars guest, and right-wing videographer Joel Gilbert. It was paid for by one of Roger Stones political action committees: the Committee to Restore Americas Greatness PAC (CRAG). More specifically, it was funded by San Diego businessman Robert Shillman who made two $8,000 donations to CRAG, one on August 31st and the other on September 21st. Another funder was Seminole County Tax Collector elect Joel Greenberg, although theres no record of him having donated to the PAC.

The inspiration for the advertisement, which depicts Donald Trump as Superman, was Hillary Clintons illness at the 9/11 memorial service the day before that resulted in a fainting spell captured on video that raised doubts about her physical fitness.

That stupid video ran on a giant television screen in Times Square for four days, as well as on a billboard on the busy I-4 corridor between Orlando and Tampa, Florida. Thats just one small piece of the work Roger Stone did during the campaign and far from the most imaginative, sinister or consequential of his raft*king efforts.

Marcy Wheeler has been investigating Roger Stones political action committees and shes developed quite a few leads for investigators to follow as well as leads for us to follow...

How the House Judiciary Committee Will Shape Impeachment "IndyWatch Feed"

Some of you must already be wondering whether were headed for impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives if the Democrats take control of that chamber in the upcoming midterm elections. Its been a long time since the country has been subjected to that kind of spectacle and many of you were probably children in December 1998 when Newt Gingrichs lame duck House did its perfunctory work on the Starr Report and voted to impeach Bill Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice.

We cant know what the Mueller Report will look like, but we can already get a sense for who some of the main actors will be in any impeachment inquiry. The main committee that will handle the hearings is the Judiciary Committee and the its not unlikely that some preliminary work will be handled by a subcommittee that is responsible for Constitutional issues.

Right away, one thing thats notable is that there will be some churn in the present membership of these committees. The chairman of the Judiciary Committee today is Bob Goodlatte who is not running for reelection.  Other retiring members include Republicans Darrell Issa, Ted Poe, Tom Marino, Trey Gowdy, Ral Labrador, Ron DeSantis and Democrat Luis Gutirrez.  In addition, Pennsylvania Republican Keith Rothfus is trailing Democrat Conor Lamb by thirteen points in a recent Monmouth poll.

When control of the House switches hands, its customary for the ranking member of the minority party (in this cas...


Chamber of Commerce, MoveOn Back Connecticut Democrat Mary Glassman Over Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes "IndyWatch Feed"

Candidate Jahana Hayes, right, is greeted a member of the Waterbury Board of Alderman during the Democratic convention for the 5th District in Waterbury, Conn., on May 14, 2018.


The Trump Economy Exposed "IndyWatch Feed"

Americans have been noticing-- in increasing numbers-- that the Republican tax cuts have done exactly what they were designed to do: make the rich richer. And nothing more. Trump's economic miracle is an economic mirage, with the GOP's chief marketer "pulling numbers out of thin air when it comes to the economy, jobs and the deficit."

Last month Jay Willis, writing for GQ, warned that the "tax cuts for the rich aren't helping anyone but the rich. When the Democrats label the Ryan/Trump tax cuts a "scam," they were exactly right. "The tax reform bill is, as expected, a giant reverse Robin Hood scam that delivers on none of the Republican Party's loftiest promises. Six months after the bill's enactment, real wages are down slightly and appear to be getting worse, says economist Noah Smith at Bloomberg, whose charts on the subject feature titles like 'Not Very Convincing,' 'That's Not Very Pretty,' and 'Very Meh.' While business investment is up slightly, the increase isn't notable compared to those observed in previous years. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Smith concludes, is not going to pay for itself, as Ryan and company asserted that it would-- a failure, he adds, which suggests that the decades-old practice of slashing taxes to jump-start economic growth has reached the outer limits of its alleged efficacy, and should be retired for good."

But the Trump Regime did what it's been promising to do: unilaterally redefine the tax code to give the very wealthiest Americans another huge tax break. "Last year's massive tax...

Comrade De Blasio Wants To Eliminate Political Opposition In The Media "IndyWatch Feed"

Because CNN is so fair and balanced we should do away with Fox News. No, not making that up, that really is his rationale. Maybe that explains why he had a New York Post reporter removed for asking a question about corruption in his administration.


Infowars Website Goes Down For Second Time Since Big Tech Launched Its Purge "IndyWatch Feed"

Infowars website run by Alex Jones went offline again Tuesday amid an unprecedented tech crunch as the tyrants in Silicon Valley work in unison to silence anyone who doesnt parrot the globalist agenda.

This is the second time Infowars website has gone down in the last few days.

Per staff at Infowars:

The website, which sees peak traffic during The Alex Jones Show  broadcast Monday through Friday 11AM to 3PM went offline around noon CST.

According to Infowars IT staff, one of multiple servers was inexplicably kicked offline.

Since then, the website now features a splash page with redirects to and the Alex Jones twitter page.

Infowars Editor-at-Large Paul Joseph Watson tweeted Tuesday, is down again. We have been under cyber attack for over a week since Big Tech launched its purge.

Infowars founder Alex Jones alerted his nearly 900,000 Twitter followers on Tuesday the site was down.


Whats In The John McCain Endless War Spending Bill That Trump Signed "IndyWatch Feed"

President Donald Trump signed a $717 billion military spending bill on August 14. What made headlines was not the size of the bill or what is in the bill. Rather, most were upset that Trump did not thank Senator John McCain, whose name was put on the bill by his colleagues in Congress to honor him.

On CNN, Jake Tapper, host of The Lead,  said Trump thanked a laundry list of people before officially signing the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act. One person who wasnt on that list of people that he thanked? Outspoken Trump critic and the namesake of the bill, Senator John McCain. You know, the decorated war hero, who was a prisoner of war, continues to serve as a United States senator, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

The bill the president signed is called the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act. No mention of him by the president today, Tapper added. Since President Trump would not do it, let us here on The Lead congratulate Senator John McCain and his family and thank him for his service to the country.

Tappers performance was a reminder of how the United States establishment press is indifferent to the ballooning of the military industrial-complex that occurs each year.

Many liberals were also outraged. Again, they were not upset that the war-making budget of the U.S. is expanding by hundreds of millions of dollars. For example, Steve Benen at wrote, It would have cost Trump nothing to say a few kind words about the ailing senator, and it might have gained him quite a bit.

Had the president recognized McCains service and sacrifices, many observers wouldve taken note of Trumps willingness to take the high road, Benen added.

But what is in the $717 military spending bill that Trump signed? What military contractors benefit from this legislation that only 10 senators and 66 representatives voted against?

The bill authorizes $921 million for military construction in overseas contingency operations, which is the Pentagons euphemism for empire-building or war-making in countries and regions around the world.

That figure is a 23 percent increase from the $748 million in the military spending bill for fiscal year 2018.

As Ryan Alexander of Taxpayers for Common Sense wrote in 2017, this continues a practice President Barack Obamas administration employed, where projects are moved off budget and do not count toward Budget Control Act caps. However, the military projects this slush fund pays for s...


FBI Hack Peter Strzok Thanks Citizens For Fighting For America As His GoFundMe Soars Past $300,000 "IndyWatch Feed"

Former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok was fired on Friday for violating bureau policies; his lawyer confirmed the firing Monday morning.

FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich ordered the firing of Strzok after the Office of Professional Responsibility recommended Strzok only be suspended and demoted.

Shortly after the news of Strzoks firing hit the public, the former FBI agent fired off a tweet from a newly created Twitter account linking to a GoFundMe page begging for $150,000.

Twitter issued Peter Strzok a bluecheck verification badge on Tuesday after his attorney spox verified the authenticity of his account on Monday.

Trump supporters mocked Peter Strzok for having husband and proud American in his Twitter bio even though hes best known for having an affair with FBI lawyer Lisa Page and working behind the scenes to overthrow a duly elected President.

On Tuesday, Peter Strzok thanked the useful idiots giving him money and supporting his corruption. 

Strzok is so arrogant and defiant he believes hes fighting for our countryits quite the oppositehes fighting against our Constitution and American ideals.

Strzok tweeted: Stunned and humbled by the extraordinary outpouring of support already received from thousands of fellow everyday citizens taking time to fight for our country and our shared American ideals. Thank you.

At the time of this publication, the GoFundMe has soared to well over $300,000 raised by useful idiots in just 24 hours. The goal was also changed from $150K to $350K. (screenshot below)



Dem Sen. Bill Nelson Goes Silent Amid Charges Of Fabricating Russian Hacking Claim "IndyWatch Feed"

Not his first fabrication. Update to this story. Via Washington Times: With early voting beginning Monday in some Florida counties, the Senate race there was jolted as Republican Gov. Rick Scott kept up the pressure on Sen. Bill Nelsons thus-far unsubstantiated claims that Russian operatives have already compromised Florida elections. In the hotly contested race, []


Theres a Lot of Injustice at Home but We Cant Let Ourselves Miss Crimes Abroad "IndyWatch Feed"

Yemeni children take part in a mass funeral in the northern Yemeni city of Saada on Aug. 13, 2018, for children killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition last week.


TRUMP CAMPAIGN Files Suit Against Omarosa for Millions for Breaking Contract "IndyWatch Feed"

Former White House aid Omarosa Manigault-Newman is on a warpath against Donald Trump and his inner circle.

Omarosa claims in her soon-to-be-released book titled, Unhinged: An Insiders Account of the Trump White House, that First Lady Melania Trump plans to divorce Donald Trump as soon as hes out of office and she punishes her husband by her choice of wardrobe.

According to excerpts from Omarosas book obtained by Newsweek, Melania is counting every minute until he is out of office and she can divorce him.

Omarosa also says the First Lady punished her husband when she wore a trench coat that read, I REALLY DONT CARE, DO U? when she visited the child immigration detention center in Texas.

First Lady Melania Trumps spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham gave a statement to the Daily Caller blasting Omarosa:

Mrs. Trump rarely, if ever, interacted with Omarosa. Its disappointing to her that she is lashing out and retaliating in such a self-serving way, especially after all the opportunities given to her by the President.

On Tuesday the Trump Campaign filed for arbitration against Omarosa for breaking her nondisclosure agreement.

The Washington Examiner reported:

President Trumps campaign organization Tuesday has filed for arbitration against friend-turned-enemy Omarosa Manigault Newman, claiming that she broke a 2016 nondisclosure contract by disparaging the president in her new book and revealing private talks from the ultra-secret White House Situation Room.

In New York, Trump campaign lawyers filed for arbitration to force the former star of The Apprentice to abide by the agreement they say she signed when joining the 2016 campaign.

According to a sample of the agreement provided to Secrets, she was required to keep proprietary information about the president, his companies or his family confidential and to never disparage the Trump family during the term of your service and at all times thereafter.

The post TRUMP CAMPAIGN Files Suit Against...


UN Human Rights Chief: Trumps Attacks On Press Close To Incitement Of Violence "IndyWatch Feed"

UN ignoring the killing of journalists in Mexico. Via The Guardian: Donald Trumps anti-press rhetoric is very close to incitement to violence that would lead to journalists censoring themselves or being attacked, the outgoing UN human rights commissioner has said. Zeid Raad al-Hussein, a Jordanian prince and diplomat, is stepping down this month as UN []


Utah Man Arrested For Domestic Assault Allegations Crashes Plane Into Wifes House "IndyWatch Feed"

Second plane that was stolen in a week. Via KUTV: Duane Youd, 47, died early Monday morning after crashing a private jet into his wifes home, Payson Police confirmed to 2News. Sunday night, Youd was arrested for domestic assault allegations, according to Sgt. Naomi Sandoval with Payson Police. He was later released and asked police []


President Trump Targets Peter Strzok, Crooked Hillary in Tweetstorm Then SLAMS AG Sessions AGAIN! "IndyWatch Feed"

President Trump unleashed a tweetstorm targeting fired FBI official Peter Strzok, Crooked Hillary and the rigged Mueller witch hunt then slammed AG Sessions AGAIN for his absence.

This is the second time the President has attacked Sessions in the last few days. On Saturday, Trump accused AG Sessions of being scared stiff and missing in action.

President Trump continued his attacks on former FBI official Peter Strzok on Tuesday after it was reported he was fired for his misconduct at the bureau.

The President called Peter Strzok a fraud who started a rigged, fraudulent investigation.

President Trump once again brought up that Peter Strzok was the architect of the rigged witch hunt and asked why the probe hasnt ended immediately after Strzok was canned.

President Trump then quoted FOX News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett who said earlier they were all in on it to clear Hillary and FRAME Donald Trump for things he didnt doTrump then turned his ire towards Ses...


Voting Felonies Dropped For 5 From North Carolina Under Plea Deal "IndyWatch Feed"

Voting fraud is a myth. Via WBTV: Five North Carolina residents accused of illegally voting during the 2016 election have had felony charges dropped under plea deals. The Southern Coalition for Social Justice issued a statement saying the five entered Alford pleas to misdemeanor obstruction of justice charges on Monday in Alamance County. Alford pleas []


Frankly, The United States Does Not Have A Government It Is A Regime + US Sanctions Are Pushing Russia to War by Finian Cunningham "IndyWatch Feed"

by Finian Cunningham Writer, Dandelion Salad East Africa Crossposted from Sputnik, Aug. 12, 2018 August 14, 2018 American politicians provoke a slew of emotions, from tears of rage to tears of laughter. But perhaps the uppermost emotion is one of pity. With a few honorable exceptions, it is such a pity that the American people []


Sarah Sanders White House Press Briefing 2:30pm EST Livestream "IndyWatch Feed"

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders delivers the White House press briefing for Tuesday August 14, 2018.  Anticipated start time 2:30pm EST: UPDATE: Video Added WH Livestream Link Fox News Livestream Link GST Livestream Link


Stunning MAGAnomic Sentiment: Small Business Optimism Survey Second Highest Reading in History. "IndyWatch Feed"

The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) is an assembly and survey of small business owners throughout the U.S.  In the latest survey (full pdf here) overall optimism is the second highest ever recorded at 107.9 (the highest reading was Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Meet the Pro-Trump Woman Who is Challenging Slippery Senator Kirsten Jell-O-Brand Gillibrand "IndyWatch Feed"

Pro-Trump mother and businesswoman, Chele Farley is running for the United States Senate in hopes of replacing Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who she says has embraced a socialist platform.

Farley spoke to the Gateway Pundit to explain why supporting her in this race is so important for New Yorkers and our nation.

When asked if she will support President Donald Trump from the Senate, Farley explained that she voted for him and thinks that his treatment by certain parts of the media has been very unfair.

I have stated publicly that I will support President Trump and work with the administration when his policies benefit New York and negotiate for a better deal when they do not. For example, I fully support the Presidents decision to withdraw from the disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal. This agreement allowed the worlds largest state sponsor of terrorism to develop its ballistic missile program in secret while economic sanctions were lifted. Those missiles and other weapons could be trained on New York next, and thats why I supported President Trumps recent action to reimpose the sanctions previously lifted under the Iran Nuclear Deal, Farley told The Gateway Pundit.

Explaining the issues that are the most important to her, Farley said that she believes New Yorkers are being taxed too much, represented too little and shortchanged consistently by Washington insiders.

Each year New Yorks taxpayers are forced to pay $48 billion more in taxes than they get back from the federal government. Legal theft of this kind has real-world costs: Our state lost 1 million people, as well as the jobs and revenue they created, in the last 10 years, Farley explained. My opponent, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, stood by and watched this exodus. Shes offered hollow excuses and no action. Im a businesswoman who negotiates for a living. Ill recover the $48 billion owed to our state every year and fight to make New York a better place to live, work and raise a family.

Farley is also a hardcore advocate for term-limits, so much so that she has personally vowed to only serve two terms if she is elected.

Where I come from in the private sector, you either do your job or you go home. We hold millions of everyday Americans to the...


UN Sanction Monitor: U.S. Watches As ISIS In Syria Recuperates, Pumps And Sells More Oil "IndyWatch Feed"

Since November 2017 the U.S. largely stopped the fight against ISIS in north-east Syria. It gave ISIS the chance to regain power. A new report to the UN Security Council now confirms that ISIS in north-east Syria recuperated. It again...


SECOND WOMAN Accuses Democrat Keith Ellison of Abuse Police 911 Report Confirms Incident! "IndyWatch Feed"

Democrat leader and Rep. Keith Ellison with former lover Karen Monagan

As reported on Sunday Rep. Keith Ellisons former lover Karen Monahan hurled scurrilous accusations at the current Deputy Chairman of the Democrat Party.

Karens son accused Democrat Party Deputy Chair Keith Ellison of physically and mentally abusing his mother while they were in a relationship.

Austin Monahan described seeing video of HORRIFIC abuse by Keith Ellison.

Fellow Democrat and Minnesotan running against Ellison in the AG primary, Debra Hilstrom, shared the viral Facebook post and demanded that Ellison address the allegations.

Austin Monahan described seeing video of Keith Ellison Screaming f*cking bitch! and dragging his mother off a bed by her feet!

In the middle of 2017, I was using my moms computer trying to download something and I clicked on a file, I found over 100 text and twitters messages and video almost 2 min long that showed Keith Ellison dragging my mama off the bed by her feet, screaming and calling her a fucking bitch and telling her to get the fuck out of his house.

The Democrat Party Deputy Chairman responded to the shocking abuse allegations on Sunday afternoon.

Now this
A second Minnesota woman accused Rep. Keith Ellison of domestic violence.

And a police 911 report con...


Omarosa Was A Horrible Employee For The Clinton Admin Too "IndyWatch Feed"

Theres a reason everyone hated her. Via Daily Caller: The Trump White House is not the first to be unsatisfied with the work performance of Omarosa Manigault, the former senior Trump staffer who already released secretly recorded conversations she had with the president and Chief of Staff John Kelly Despite Manigaults complaints that she was []


Police Unions Opposition to Prison Reform Is About More Than Jobs Its About Racism "IndyWatch Feed"

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference as police respond to a reported explosion at the Port Authority Bus Terminal on December 11, 2017 in New York.


Hothouse Earth Co-Author: The Problem Is Neoliberal Economics "IndyWatch Feed"

By shifting to a wartime footing to drive a rapid shift toward renewable energy and electrification, humanity can still avoid the apocalyptic future laid out in the much-discussed hothouse earth paper, a lead author of the paper told The Intercept. One of the biggest barriers to averting catastrophe, he said, has more to do with economics than science.

When journal papers about climate change make headlines, the news usually isnt good. Last week was no exception, when the so-called hothouse earth paper, in which a team of interdisciplinary Earth systems scientists warned that the problem of climate change may be even worse than we thought, made its news cycle orbit. (The actual title of the paper, a commentary published in the Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences, is Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene.)

Coverage of the paper tended to focus on one of its more alarming claims, albeit one that isnt new to climate researchers: that a series of interlocking dynamics on Earth from melting sea ice to deforestation can feed upon one another to accelerate warming and climate impacts once we pass a certain threshold of warming, even after humans have stopped pouring greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The best chance we have for staying below that catastrophic threshold is to cap warming at around 2 degrees Celsius, the target enshrined in the Paris Agreement.

Thats all correct and plenty daunting. Yet embedded within the paper is a finding thats just as stunning: that none of this is inevitable, and one of the main barriers between us and a stable planet one that isnt actively hostile to human civilization over the long term is our economic system.

Asked what could be done to prevent a hothouse earth scenario, co-author Will Steffen told The Intercept that the obvious thing we have to do is to get greenhouse gas emissions down as fast as we can. That means that has to be the primary target of policy and economics. You have got to get away from the so-called neoliberal economics. Instead, he suggests something more like wartime footing to roll out renewable energy and dramatically reimagine sectors like transportation and agriculture at very fast rates.

That wartime footing Steffen describes is a novel concept in 2018, but hasnt been throughout American history when the nation ha...


The Violent Left Is A Serious Problem, Stop Parroting Their Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed"

More serious problem than the small number of Nazis who no one is supporting because media is justifying them and not calling out their true pernicious nature. Via Washington Examiner: On Sunday, a relatively small group of white nationalists, under the banner of Unite the Right, chose to make an ostentatious celebration of the anniversary []


INTERVIEW: Russia Promised Rand Paul They Would Not Mess With 2018 Election "IndyWatch Feed"

The Gateway Pundit spoke to Senator Rand Paul regarding his trip to Russia last week, how media hysteria impacted it, their promise to stay out of the midterms, and why it is so important that we keep communications open with another nuclear power.

Sen. Rand Paul, center, and his communications director Sergio Gor, right, enter a hall during their meeting with Russian lawmakers in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Paul said he invited Russian lawmakers to visit the United States to help foster inter-parliamentary contacts. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) Pavel Golovkin AP

Rand Pauls trip has caused uproar by hawkish partisans on both sides of the aisle who have decided that war would be better than diplomacy but Senator Paul explained on Tuesday that the trip was a great success.

I think it was a huge success. Our first day there we met with the Federation, which is the upper house of the Russian Parliament, and they agreed to continue our conversation by coming to Washington in November, Senator Paul told TGP. So, we believe that we will have members of the Federation and the Duma Foreign Relations Committee come continue dialogue.

The only hitch in the visit, which would have huge potential for working towards peace, is that sanctions currently prevent several members of both committees from entering the United States. Senator Paul explained that this is something he hopes to try and remedy.

One of the things we talked about was whether or not we could try to get to where our sanctions dont prevent their members from coming to the United States, he said. Both the chairman of the Federation and Duma Foreign Relations Committees are banned from coming to the US.

The Russian lawmakers agreed to send members who are not banned, though they and Senator Paul all hope the sanctions preventing travel can be lifted. Senator Paul explained that if removing those sanctions is unsuccessful, there is also potential for a meeting in a neutral country, perhaps Switzerland, in the Spring.

I think this is a big breakthrough because both Russia and t...


DEVELOPING: Manafort Lawyers Wont Mount Defense Proceed to Closing Arguments "IndyWatch Feed"

Paul Manafort opted to skip out on a defense and proceeded to closing arguments instead, reported ABC News.

The jury will begin deliberations after the closing arguments which are expected to commence Wednesday morning.

Muellers prosecutors rested their case Monday, day 10 of the bank fraud and tax evasion trial against Paul Manafort playing out in an Alexandria, VA courtroom.

Five witnesses testified against Paul Manafort under the protection of immunity.

Muellers prosecutors took quite a beating from Judge T.S. Ellis over the course of the trial against Manafort.

Manafort is charged with 18 counts and is facing up to 305 years in prison if convicted on all counts.

On Monday, court reporter for Court House News, Brandi Buchman reported Manaforts lawyer Kevin Downing requested until Tuesday morning to write his motion for acquittal and Judge Ellis granted the request.

Defense attorney Kevin Downing has requested until Tuesday morning to write his motion for acquittal. Ellis granted the request.
The motion to acquit hinges on details that defense attorney Thomas Zehnle said Monday would likely come up during their closing arguments.

Update: Judge Ellis denied the defense attorneys motion to acquit Manafort of four of the 32 counts he faces, reports Courthouse News reporter, Brandi Buchman.


Can Someone Using Botox Still Look Authentic To You? "IndyWatch Feed"

In our society women are expected to wear makeup. So the exception is when someone doesn't. I used to be in the music business. One of our artists was k.d. lang. I never discussed it with her but she must have realized the same thing I did-- she had the most beautiful skin on earth. Using makeup would have covered up its other-worldly radiance.

But somewhere along the way men "in show biz" started wearing makeup to. Subtly. And women didn't just wear makeup, but started "getting work done"... to make them look more desirable. And then men did as well. And then, you know what happened? Non-performers in show biz-- executives, for example-- started getting work done too. Not just women, men too. I still remember when one of my more perceptive friends at work, Craig, said, "Oh, wake up! Everyone is dying their hair-- all the men in the company but you." And soon I was noticing they were either getting "work" done or, at least, getting shot up with Botox.

The idea of changing your appearance repulsed me. God made us look like this. Love it. It doesn't bother me any more. But it's not for me. (I do admit that after my stem cell replacement therapy a skin tag grew on my eyelid and I was relieved when my doctor said she wanted to remove it and test it. It was benign but I was glad to see it go.) Anyway, all this changing one's appearance spread rapidly out of show business and into show biz fans... i.e., everyone. And then politicians. It seems like a statement of dishonesty to me to see an elected official changing the way he looks or she looks. I always feel a little gratified when I see how ugly and hideous all those face lifts inevitably make them look. I know that's cruel.

And now we have Trump....


Horrific Bridge Collapse in Genoa, Italy Dozens Killed During Massive Structural Failure "IndyWatch Feed"

The images are jaw-dropping.  Dozens of vehicles plunged well over a hundred feet when a massive section of an elevated/suspension bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy.  The death toll continues to grow (currently 35); and incredibly there were/are actual survivors being Continue reading


CNNs Chris Cuomo Defends Antifa: Those Who Oppose Hate Are On The Side Of Right "IndyWatch Feed"

Pushing the Antifa line. Via The Hill: CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said late Monday that Antifa should not be equated with white supremacists, arguing that in a clash between hate & those who oppose it, those who oppose it are on the side of right even if they resort to petty violence. You attack cops, []


Primaries Today "IndyWatch Feed"

Today, voters are at the polls in Vermont, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Connecticut. (In 2 weeks, on August 28, Florida and Arizona.) The most important state to watch-- and to vote in-- today is Wisconsin. Most of the contested primaries are on the Republican side. The Republicans hope to take on U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and of the 5 combatants, it's come down to a race between Ken doll and former Democrat Kevin Nicholson and state Senator Leah Vukmir. Nicholson, backed by Big Money, is the likely nominee.

The big congressional race will be in southeast Wisconsin (WI-01) where both parties are looking for a replacement for Paul Ryan, who-- fearful of losing to Randy "@IronStache" Bryce-- folded up his tent and headed for the hills. The Republicans have 5 candidates contesting the nomination, from wealthy neo-Nazi Paul Nehlen to Ryan-clone (and establishment pick) Bryan Steil. The Republicans have also been spending money on a weak-- albeit extremely vicious and negative-- Democratic vanity candidate, to annoy Bryce and make it appear that his race is seriously contested. Bryce's win tonight will be one of the most significant congressional results in the country and will likely result in an important red-to-blue flip in November. More important, though, than just a red-to-blue flip, is a flip from corporate conservatism to actual working class solidarity. There is bipartisan agreement inside both DC political establishments that Bryce could be a real interrupter to repulsive congressional business-as-usual.


Another Terrorist Attack in London: Jihadist Hits 15 Cyclists With Vehicle "IndyWatch Feed"

Sadly another jihadist attack hits the heart of London, England, today as a terrorist used a car to drive directly into pedestrians and cyclists only a few yards away from an earlier, almost identical, attack. Thankfully, no-one was killed; several Continue reading


Trump Campaign Seeks Millions Against Omarosa For Violating Nondisclosure Agreement "IndyWatch Feed"

She also may get charged for recording in the Situation Room. Via Washington Examiner: President Trumps campaign organization Tuesday has filed for arbitration against friend-turned-enemy Omarosa Manigault Newman, claiming that she broke a 2016 nondisclosure contract by disparaging the president in her new book and revealing private talks from the ultra-secret White House Situation Room. []


Thomas Lipscomb: What I Know About the Late Peter Smith That the Media and Mueller Team Wont Tell You "IndyWatch Feed"

Peter W. Smith 1936 March 2017

Republican activist Peter Smith was found dead in his hotel room in May 2017 in Rochester, Minnesota.

It was an apparent suicide.
He was trying to obtain Hillary Clintons lost emails when he died.

Last week Peter Smith made headlines once again in the liberal mainstream medias ongoing quest to discover collusion between the Trump campaign and Putins Russia.

This past weekend The Gateway Pundit spoke with sources close to Peter Smith.

Today author, columnist and digital entreperneur Thomas Lipscomb offered this piece to The Gateway Pundit on his relationship and knowledge of Peter Smith who was a close friend and business associate.


By Thomas Lipscomb

What do you know? Its only been a few days since the FBI got the Peter Smith financials and already Buzzfeed, the digital Federal Register of the Deep State, has published a breathless summary of one of Muellers FBI wild goose chases that has been going on for a year. The article luridly dramatizing the piggy bank-sized financial transactions of a dead man who is suspected of somehow linking Trump to Russian collusion and calls it one of the most intriguing episodes of the 2016 presidential campaign.

For background, a little over a year ago, Shane Harris, a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, cooked up a two day wonder story after the suicide of an octogenarian named Peter Smith. Smith, concluded Harris, may have been colluding with Russians, and influential people he associated with Trump, to get his hands on the mysterious missing Hillary emails.

The story was basically a flop, Harriss reporting ability appalling less...


GoFundMe Page Raises $250,000 for Peter Strzok After Firing From FBI "IndyWatch Feed"

Crime pays. Via Fox News Insider: A GoFundMe has been set up by a group supporting former FBI agent Peter Strzok in order to cover his legal fees and lost income. The Friends Of Special Agent Peter Strzok have quickly garnered more than $250,000 for Strzok, who was let go by the bureau on Friday. []


Westminster Terror Attack: Driver Not Known To MI5 Arrested After Car Ploughs Into People Near Parliament "IndyWatch Feed"

Well, thats a switch, not known. Via The Telegraph: A terror suspect arrested after a car crashed into a barrier at the Houses of Parliament at high speed is not believed to be known to the security services, police have said. At least three people were injured when the silver Ford Fiesta hit a group []


Maxine Waters Wants Trump Impeached For Her 80th Birthday "IndyWatch Feed"

For my birthday, I want to see Low IQ indicted for fraud, theft etc. HT: American Mirror


It's what's for breakfast "IndyWatch Feed"

Sweatshirt via Beloved Wear LLC.

There could be a purpose to all those journalists reporting on breakfast in Trumpland if they'd only report on the economic realities in which the breakfasts take place, as in the case of this big AP story from last week, which explains that
a striking number of Trump counties are losing jobs. The AP found that 35.4 percent of Trump counties have shed jobs in the past year, compared with just 19.2 percent of Clinton counties.
The jobs data shows an economy that is as fractured as the political landscape ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. As more money pools in such corporate hubs as Houston, San Francisco or Seattle, prosperity spills over less and less to smaller towns and cities in Americas interior. That would seem to undercut what Trump sees as a central accomplishment of his administration job creation for middle class and blue-collar workers in towns far removed from bustling urban centers.
Thus all of the job growth in Texas has been in Democratic-run cities, while in the Republican rural counties things keep getting worse.

And in Beaver County, PA, northwest of Pittsburgh, which has lost 191 jobs in the past 18 months even as the workforce shrank by 1000 from things like outmigration,
Chip Kohser, the county Republican chairman and the bristle-bearded founder of a farm share...


Massive Efforts Made to Hide Nellie Ohrs Involvement in Spygate She May Be the Link Between Former CIA Head Brennan and His Boss Obama "IndyWatch Feed"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

As the details behind the Spygate scandal are uncovered, the connections to former President Obama are unearthed.

According to Zero Hedge, the head of opposition research firm Fusion GPS admitted in December 2017 in a court filing that his firm paid the wife of a senior Justice Department official to help dig up damaging information on then-candidate Donald Trump.

Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, filed the signed declaration in a D.C. court this week affirming that Nellie Ohr, wife of demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr, was contracted by Fusion through the summer and fall of 2016 to help our company with its research and analysis of Mr. Trump, according to the filing. The House Intelligence Committee determined that in November 2016, Simpson met with Bruce Ohr shortly after the election to discuss their findings regarding Russia and Trump. Bruce Ohr lost his senior-level position at the DOJ as associate deputy attorney general after his meetings with Simpson and British spy Christopher Steele, who assembled the Trump-Russia dossier, were discovered.

And why would Fusion GPS hire Nellie Ohr? Aside from the obvious connection to her DOJ husband who was in a position to provide Fusion GPS with information on Trump gathered by US intelligence agencies, Nellie Ohr also represented the CIAs Open Source Works group in a 2010 expert working group report on international organized crime along with Bruce Ohr and Glenn Simpson.

The connections between Nellie Ohr and the Spygate scandal were hidden at a distance for months.

As noted last week at TGP, Nellie Ohr is a Communist sympathizer connected to Russia as well as a corrupt Never-Trumper.

American Spectator recently posted an article on Nellie Ohr,...


Liberal Billionaire Steyer Sinking $10 Million Into New Voting Drive Effort To Defeat Trump "IndyWatch Feed"

Giving them Uber vouchers for a ride to the polls would be cheaper. Via Politico: Democratic billionaire activist Tom Steyer Monday announced hell invest $10 million in a new national get-out-the-vote campaign aimed at reaching 5.5 million Americans who have signed his petition to impeach President Donald Trump. Were in a fight to save the []


These Jihadis Were Training Abused Children for School Shootings Now Judge Releases Them on Bond (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

Muslim Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was arrested earlier this month at a terrorist compound in New Mexico.
Wahhaj was training children to commit mass shootings at US schools.

Siraj ibn Wahhaj is the son of a Brooklyn imam who was named as a possible co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

New Mexico police entered a dangerous Islamist terrorist camp in New Mexico this month after they grew tired of FBI stalling.

The Clarion Project wrote an extensive report on the New Mexico terrorist compound.

The FBI refused to act. Instead the FBI told a neighbor to wear a hidden camera and risk his life by approaching an armed Islamist extremist compound.

Now this
According to the Albuquerque Journal Judge Sarah Backus released the five defendants, Siraj Wahhaj, Hujrah Wahhaj, Subhannah Wahhaj, Jany Leveille, and Lucas Morten, on a $20,000 signature bond.

That means that the defendants found living on a makeshift terrorist training compound with 11 malnourished children will not have to pay money unless they violate the conditions of their release.

Judge Sarah Backus said the state did not prove the jihadis were a danger to the community.

Via FOX and Friends:

The post These Jihadis Were Training Abused Children for School Shootings Now Judge Releases Them on Bond (VIDEO) appeared first on...


Symbols, things, fetishes, logic, idol worship, perverts, Hayakawa, Korzybsky, Kaepernick and Trump "IndyWatch Feed"

Remember S.I. Hayakawa? 

I didnt think so. 

Back in the 1960s, Hayakawa was acting president of an institution called, at the time, San Francisco State College. (It has since evolved into a research university.) 

A temper tantrum on
a sound truck



Shooter In Deadly Florida Stand Your Ground Case Arrested For Manslaughter "IndyWatch Feed"

Here we go again. Update to this story. Via Fox News: A Florida man was arrested on a prosecutors warrant Monday in connection with a fatal shooting last month that a sheriff said was justified under the states Stand Your Ground self-defense law. Michael Drejka, 47, was charged with manslaughter in the July 19 death []


Former FBI Agents Reveal the Real Reasons Why FBI Hack Peter Strzok Was Fired "IndyWatch Feed"

Former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok was fired on Friday for violating bureau policies; his lawyer confirmed the firing Monday morning.

FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich ordered the firing of Strzok after the Office of Professional Responsibility recommended Strzok only be suspended and demoted.

In June, Inspector General Michael Horowitz referred Strzoks findings to the Office of Professional Responsibility for investigation and possible disciplinary action.

While the media is mainly reporting Peter Strzok was fired for his anti-Trump text messages, there are many other reasons why he was canned, according to former FBI agents who spoke to investigative reporter, Sara Carter.

Earlier, the New York Times reported that Peter Strzok was also accused of sending a highly sensitive search warrant to his personal email account.

Former FBI agents who spoke to Sara Carter said Strzok was really fired for his involvement in defrauding the FISC with the Carter Page FISA warrants and for making what appear to be false statements during his Congressional hearing.

Sara Carter reported:

In a statement to on Monday, the FBI said: Mr. Strzok was subject to the standard FBI review and disciplinary process after conduct highlighted in the IG report was referred to the FBIs Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).

OPR reviewed the investigative materials, as well as the written and oral responses of Mr. Strzok and his counsel, and issued OPRs decision, an FBI spokesperson said. The Deputy Director, as the senior career FBI official, has the delegated authority to review and modify any disciplinary findings and/or penalty as deemed necessary in the best interest of the FBI.

Strzok was under oath before Congress and he made statements that appeared to be false and refused to answer some questions, but he was going to get just a slap on the wrist, said a former...


Who's Surprised The White House Is A Dysfunctional, Chaotic Mess? "IndyWatch Feed"

What Would Freud Do? by Nancy Ohanian

Did anyone ever think a Trump White House wouldn't be the most dysfunctional hell hole in history? Putin sure made the best bet any Russia leader ever made! Monday morning everyone was talking about Omarosa-- what the fuck is that? Did that ever belong in a United States government? "A lowlife," as the asshole who hired her, called her!n She had just given NBC's Today show "an exclusive" on a secretly recorded tape of the former host of The Apprentice. It shows Putin's pick for "president" clueless and "having no idea that Newman had been dismissed by his Chief of Staff John Kelly."

Omarosa? Omarosa whats going on? I just saw on the news that youre thinking about leaving? What happened? Trump is heard saying on the tape, which Newman said was made one day after her termination in December 2017 when Trump called her.


The Consequences of the Crash "IndyWatch Feed"

Interesting note about the political fallout from the 2008 financial crisis; this is Fareed Zakaria reviewing a book by economist Adam Tooze. According to Zakaria and Tooze, one of most important things to remember about the crash is that the intervention staged by the US Federal Reserve and the Bush and Obama administrations worked pretty well:

Before the rescue and even in its early stages, the global economy was falling into a bottomless abyss. In the first months after the panic on Wall Street, world trade and industrial production fell at least as fast as they did during the first months of the Great Depression. Global capital flows declined by a staggering 90 percent. The Federal Reserve, with some assistance from other central banks, arrested this decline. The Obama fiscal stimulus also helped to break the fall. Tooze points out that almost all serious analyses of the stimulus conclude that it played a significant positive role. In fact, most experts believe it ended much too soon. He also points out that large parts of the so-called Obama stimulus were the result of automatic government spending, like unemployment insurance, that would have happened no matter who was president. And finally, he notes that China, with its own gigantic stimulus, created an oasis of growth in an otherwise stagnant global economy.

The rescue worked better than almost anyone imagined. It is worth recalling that none of the dangers confidently prophesied by legions of critics took place. There was no run on the dollar or American treasuries, no hyperinflation, no double-dip recession, no China crash. American banks stabilized and in fact prospered, households began saving again, growth returned slowly but surely. The governing elite did not anticipate the crisis as few elites have over hundreds of years of capitalism. But once it happened, many of them particularly in America acted quickly and intelligently, and as a result another Great Depression was averted. The system worked, as Daniel Drezner notes in his own book of that title.

But therein lies the unique feature of the crash of 2008. Unlike that of 1929, it was not followed by a Great Depression. It was not so much the crisis as the rescue and its economic, political and social consequences that mattered most. On the left, the entire episode discredited the market-friendly policies of Tony Blair, Bill Clinton and Gerhard Schroeder, disheartening the center-left and emboldening those who want more government intervention in the economy in all kinds of ways. On the right, it became a rallying cry against bailouts and the Fed, buoying an imaginary free-market alternative to government intervention. Unlike in the 1930s, when the libertarian strategy was tried and only deepened the Depression, in the last 10 years it ha...


Pebble Mosaic from 4th-Century BC Greek Bathhouse "IndyWatch Feed"

Recently uncovered in Arta, northwest Greece. Below is a detail showing the technique. More at the History Blog.


WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: Why Do Liberals Keep Hurting Themselves? "IndyWatch Feed"

By Wayne Allyn Root

Liberals are so obsessed with Donald Trump. But maybe they should start looking in the mirror. The problem is they wont like what they see.

Donald Trump isnt hurting you. Youre hurting and killing yourselves. You are your own worst enemies. You can never admit that, so you focus all your anger, bitterness, frustration and humiliation on Trump.

Take the economy. Liberals refuse to admit the economy was horrible under Obama. They refuse to face facts. Obama spent the most taxpayer money in history. He created the most debt in history. He presided over the most people on welfare, food stamps and disability in history. And he produced the worst economic growth in history. Obama is the only president in Americas history to never produce a single year of 3% economic growth. Even Herbert Hoover and FDR in the depths of the Great Depression managed one good year. Not Obama.

Obamas economy was exactly like Jimmy Carters economy. You cannot get more proof positive than those 12 combined years of misery and malaise.

Not only have we proved liberal ideas dont work, but now we have proof positive that conservative ideas do. Trump combined with Reagan are proof positive that conservative ideas work like a charm. Both Republican-conservative presidents took miserable Carter and Obama economies and almost instantly turned them into booming, thriving, super-charged economies.

Trump has just produced economic growth of 4.1%. And the Fed is predicting in the neighborhood of 5% growth in the next quarter. Amazing. But thats just the start. Days ago, we found out inflation is low and jobless claims are the lowest in 48 years! Trumps economy has produced unemployment figures not seen since the 1970s, when America had a much smaller population.

Keep in mind, all of these remarkable economic and job growth figures have happened while the Fed is raising interest rates and Trump conducts a massive trade war. NOTHING slows down the Trump economic miracle.

Yet liberals still cant admit theyre wrong and their policies are a total unmitigated disaster.

Then theres life and death. 72 people were shot in Chicago last weekend, 13 killed. This is a black-on-black genocide on the streets of a 100% Democrat-controlled city. A city with the strictest gun control laws in the country. This is what happens with liberals in control of inner cities like Chicago, Detroit and Baltimore. These cities have been ruined. Life is a tragedy for the millions of poor people (almost 100% minorities) trapped in these cities. Things are so bad in Democrat-controlled Chicago, black leaders are begging the U.N. to send a foreign peacekeeping force to police the streets.

Yet liberals still cant admit theyre wrong and...


GONE AGAIN "IndyWatch Feed"

I'm traveling again, so I'll be away from the blog from a few days. The usual gang will be here, however, so keep stopping by. I'll be back on Saturday.


A Statement of Belief "IndyWatch Feed"

From a letter to William James from a friend, which James discusses in Lecture 8 of Pragmatism:
I believe in pluralism; I believe that in our search for truth we leap from one floating cake of ice to another, on an infinite sea, and that by each of our acts we make new truths possible and old ones impossible; I believe that each man is responsible for making the universe better, and that if he does not do this it will be in so far left undone.
And from the same lecture, William James summation of his own beliefs:
But this talk of rationality is a parenthesis and a digression. What we were discussing was the idea of a world growing not integrally but piecemeal by the contributions of its several parts. Take the hypothesis seriously and as a live one. Suppose that the world's author put the case to you before creation, saying: "I am going to make a world not certain to be saved, a world the perfection of which shall be conditional merely, the condition being that each several agent does its own 'level best.' I offer you the chance of taking part in such a world. Its safety, you see, is unwarranted. It is a real adventure, with real danger, yet it may win through. It is a social scheme of co-operative work genuinely to be done. Will you join the procession? Will you trust yourself and trust the other agents enough to face the risk?"

Should you in all seriousness, if participation in such a world were proposed to you, feel bound to reject it as not safe enough? Would you say that, rather than be part and parcel of so fundamentally pluralistic and irrational a universe, you preferred to relapse into the slumber of nonentity from which you had been momentarily aroused by the tempter's voice?

Of course if you are normally constituted, you would do nothing of the sort. There is a healthy-minded buoyancy in most of us which such a universe would exactly fit. We would therefore accept the offer -"Top! und schlag auf schlag!" It would be just like the world we practically live in; and loyalty to our old nurse Nature would forbid us to say no. The world proposed would seem 'rational' to us in the most living way. . . .

Of course as human beings we can be healthy minds on one day and sick souls on the next; and as amateur dabblers in philosophy we may perhaps be allowed to call ourselves monistic pluralists, or free-will determinists, or whatever else may occur to us of a reconciling kind. But as philosophers aiming at clearness and consistency, and feeling the pragmatistic need of squaring truth with truth, the question is forced upon us of frankly adopting either the tender or the robustious type of thought. In part...


Parliament Crash: Terror Probe After Several People Are Hurt When Car Intentionally Ploughs Into Cyclists At 50 MPH "IndyWatch Feed"

Authorities checking the watch list. Via Daily Mail: Counter-terrorism police today completely sealed off Westminster after a car travelling at up to 50mph struck pedestrians and ploughed into barriers installed to stop attacks outside the Houses of Parliament. The driver, described as being black and wearing a puffa coat, was pulled from the smoking silver []


Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed"

by Noah

White Nationalist broadcaster Laura Ingraham is quite a gal in Republican World. Just last Wednesday, as if to express solidarity with Sunday's "Unite The Right" white supremacy march in Washington, or even to outright promote it, she once again went full bigot on the airwaves of the FOX "News" channel. We shouldn't be surprised, of course. That's why she's there. She presents the message Rupert Murdoch and his family pay her to present on their GOP-TV channel.

The words she spoke in her vomitous spew were not just the words in tonight's meme. A full reading of the transcript reveals that, among other things, she claimed the the "America that we know and love doesn't exist anymore" because of the "demographic changes" she mentioned. That statement points to the fact that she and her Trump-supporting brethren have zero understanding of or regard for what the great American experiment is supposed to be about. We've had demographic changes since even before we became a country. That's always brought us new energy, new ideas, and, yes, a cheap, exploitable work force. It's all, good and bad, lead to things that have made the country our founding fathers envisioned. It's not a perfect country, but it's not going back to 1947 either, no matter how much people of Ingraham's despicable ilk want it to. Lunch counters are for everybody, Laura.

Ingraham's hate isn't for decent, secure, well-adjusted human beings. It's meant for FOX viewers. No doubt, her remarks were well received in the White House, in the offices of Republican Congresspersons and Senators, and by her FOX "News" colleagues. You can imagine the supportive text messages she must have received. One of her biggest fans, the KKK's ex-Grand Wizard David Duke cheered her with the the kind of praise she was seeking as he tweeted that her comments were "...


Pesquisa dos irmos Koch mostra que americanos querem salrio mnimo maior e sade gratuita "IndyWatch Feed"

DURANTE O MS de julho, o grupo de marketing e comunicaes In Pursuit Of [Em Busca], criado pelos irmos Koch em 2017, realizou uma pesquisa com os americanos sobre uma srie de questes.

A pesquisa foi posteriormente analisada pelo site RealClearPolitics, que deu aos resultados uma interpretao favorvel rede Koch. O RealClearPolitics observou que, dentro de um conjunto de perguntas vagas sobre valores, os americanos aparentemente se colocaram do lado conservador ou libertrio das discusses polticas. Destacaram, por exemplo, que a pesquisa teria descoberto que 86% dos americanos disseram que o direito propriedade privada fundamental para uma sociedade livre e justa. Sim, claro.

Mais importante, porm, foi que ficou de fora da anlise do RealClearPolitics o fato de que a pesquisa tambm interrogou em profundidade os americanos sobre as diversas questes que poderiam ajud-los a superar barreiras sociais, e descobriu que eles so bastante favorveis a um conjunto de polticas a que a rede Koch se ope. Onde os irmos Koch veem tirania do governo, a maior parte dos americanos enxerga solues de bom senso para problemas bsicos.

(Classificados por Solues Muito Eficazes.) Soluo Muito Eficaz Soluo Razoavelmente Eficaz No Soluo No Sabe
Reduzir a tributao e controlar os gastos do governo 55% 31% 9% 5%
Fazer valer os direitos iguais para todos 53% 31% 10% 7%
Reforma da assistncia de sade que coloque mdicos e pacien...


Hormesis Advocates Dodge Scientific Rigor With Special Pleadings; Ties To Tobacco Industry-Koch Brothers Exposed By CHP Emeritus US EPA Comment Deadline August 16th 11.59 PM Eastern Time "IndyWatch Feed"

Mining Awareness +

Comment extended to Auguest 16th, 1159 pm ET, Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0259

Robert Applebaum is a Certified Health Physicist, CHP, Emeritus. Below is Applebaums response to an attempt to increase radiation exposure limits, through the US NRC. Currently, the same players, Calabrese et al., appear to be trying to get the US EPA to increase radiation exposure limits. These limits are for the general population, through legal discharges into the environment. They are not for nuclear workers. Calabreses group (SARI) delivered a special pleading letter to Pruitt in March of 2017 and, in the interim, it was apparently spun and repackaged. In March 2017, Mark Miller, who retired from Sandia National Nuclear Lab, and who has solar panels on his own house, signed the SARI letter-petition to Pruitt. Carol Marcus and Mohan Doss also signed onto the March petition and have commented on the current EPA proposal. All three are

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August 14th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #572 "IndyWatch Feed"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading


Tuesday August 14th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading


Unbelievable: New Mexico Judge Allows Jihadis Released on Signature Bond "IndyWatch Feed"

Unbelievable. Just unbelievable.  The five extremists of the New Mexico jihadist compound, where a 3-year-old was murdered, are being released from custody pending trial without any bail whatsoever.  They are free on a a mere signature bond; a promise to Continue reading


What If These Things Were True? "IndyWatch Feed"

What if harsh and unprecedented sanctions against Russia and Turkey and Iran were just ratcheted up, on dramatic but irrational grounds?

What if the US mainstream media described these sanctions as good for US security, and as a sign of a maturing political leadership in the White House?

What if we had Congressional elections in November, and there was a chance of electing a wave of anti-Trump congressmen and women who would pursue impeachment hearings in 2019?

What if Vice President Pence was interested in growing the military industrial complex and fighting a war for the Holy Land?

What if an evolution of power in the Middle East led to a gold and oil backed understanding between Iran, Russia, Turkey, and Qatar that might compete with the more corrupt and decrepit alliance between Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United States?

What if infamous 2002-2003 fake-news and false intel purveyors like John Bolton, Doug Feith, Bill Luti, the Meyrev and David Wurmser were currently employed at the highest levels of the White House, advising Mr. Trump on his Middle East and security policies?

What if this guy, the founder of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), was being hired as a White House consultant?

What if we had a Secretary of State who understood the oil business, but we replaced him with a more combative and less trade-oriented Secretary of State?

What if the United States was now the third largest oil exporter in the world, and would somehow benefit from higher oil prices...

Is Google Better than the US Military? "IndyWatch Feed"

Google should be ashamed, says Marc Thiessen, the former chief speechwriter for George WMD Bush who is a is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) where he studies and writes about American presidential leadership and counterterrorism and writes about general US foreign and defense policy issues and contributes to the AEIdeas blog. He also writes a twice-weekly column for the Washington Post on foreign and domestic policy and contributes to the PostPartisan blog, where his article referenced in my title was initially published before it was posted on the AEI website, a site I frequent because it often has good material.

Not this time. In fact, not any time the subjects of the U.S. military or U.S. foreign policy are addressed.

And why should Google be ashamed?

Not because Google:

  • keeps tabs on everything youve ever searched for, on any device, including search histories youve deleted from an individual device.
  • knows which apps youre using, how often, when, where and with whom youre interacting when you do
  • keeps tabs on every single YouTube video youve ever searched for, watched and commented on.
  • has the ability to access your microphone without your knowledge.
  • has maintained an intimate relationship with the National Security Agency (NSA) for a number of years.
  • has every single email youve ever sent, received and deleted.

No, Google should be ashamed because:

Giving in to pressure from its workforce, Google recently announced that it is pulling out of Project Maven, a groundbreaking Pentagon program to harness artificial intelligence to sift through and interpret video imagery from drones. The move came after an uprising by 4,000 Google employees who signed a letter urging the company to cancel Project Maven and promise to never build warfare technology.

In their letter, Google employees said that working with the Pentagon would violate Googles longtime motto Dont Be Evil and irreparably damage Googles brand.

To which the military sycophant Thiessen responded:

Excuse me? Are they saying that the U.S....

Americas Lengthening Enemies List "IndyWatch Feed"

Friday, deep into the 17th year of Americas longest war, Taliban forces overran Ghazni, a provincial capital that sits on the highway from Kabul to Kandahar.

The ferocity of the Taliban offensive brought U.S. advisers along with U.S. air power, including a B-1 bomber, into the battle.

As the casualty toll in Ghazni appeared to soar on Sunday, The Wall Street Journal reported, hospitals were spilling over with dead bodies, corpses lay in Ghaznis streets, and gunfire and shelling were preventing relatives from reaching cemeteries to bury their dead.

In Yemen Monday, a funeral was held in the town square of Saada for 40 children massacred in an air strike on a school bus by Saudis or the UAE, using U.S.-provided planes and bombs.

A crime by America and its allies against the children of Yemen, said a Houthi rebel leader.

Yemen is among the worst humanitarian situations in the world, and in creating that human-rights tragedy, America has played an indispensable role.

The U.S. also has 2,000 troops in Syria. Our control, with our Kurd allies, of that quadrant of Syria east of the Euphrates is almost certain to bring us into eventual conflict with a regime and army insisting that we get out of their country.

As for our relations with Turkey, they have never been worse.

President Erdogan regards our Kurd allies in Syria as collaborators of his own Kurdish-terrorist PKK. He sees us as providing sanctuary for exile cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Erdogan says was behind the attempted coup in 2016 in which he and his family were targeted for assassination.

Last week, when the Turkish currency, the lira, went into a tailspin, President Trump piled on, ratcheting up U.S. tariffs on Turkish aluminum and steel. If the lira collapses and Turkey cannot meet its debt obligations, Erdogan will lay the blame at the feet of the Americans and Trump.

Which raises a question: How many quarrels, conflicts and wars, and with how many adversaries, can even the mighty United States sustain?

In November, the most severe of U.S. sanctions will be imposed on Iran. Among the purposes of this policy: Force as many nations as possible to boycott Iranian oil and gas, sink its economy, bring down the regime.

Iran has signaled a possible response to its oil and gas being denied access to world markets. This August, Iranian gunboats exercised in the Strait of Hormuz, backing up a regime warning that if Iranian oil cannot get out of the Gulf, the oil of Arab OPEC nations may be bottled up inside as well. Last week, Iran test-fired an anti-ship ballistic missile.

Iran has rejected Trumps offer of unconditional face-to-face talks, unless the U.S. first lifts the sanctions impo...

From Boston to Ferguson to Charlottesville "IndyWatch Feed"

It takes a remarkable force to keep nearly a million people quietly indoors for an entire day, home from work and school, from neighborhood errands and out-of-town travel. It takes a remarkable force to keep businesses closed and cars off the road, to keep playgrounds empty and porches unused across a densely populated place 125 square miles in size. This happened not because armed officers went door-to-door, or imposed a curfew, or threatened martial law. All around the region, for 13 hours, people locked up their businesses and sheltered in place out of a kind of collective will. The force that kept them there wasnt external there was virtually no active enforcement across the city of the governors plea that people stay indoors. Rather, the pressure was an internal one expressed as concern, or helpfulness, or in some cases, fear felt in thousands of individual homes.Journalist Emily Badger, The Psychology of a Citywide Lockdown

It has become way too easy to lockdown this nation.

Five years ago, the city of Boston was locked down while police carried out a military-style manhunt for suspects in the 2013 Boston Marathon explosion.

Four years ago, the city of Ferguson, Missouri, was locked down, with government officials deploying a massive SWAT team, an armored personnel carrier, men in camouflage pointing heavy artillery at the crowd, smoke bombs and tear gas to quell citizen unrest over a police shooting of a young, unarmed black man.

Three years ago, the city of Baltimore was put under a military-enforced lockdown after civil unrest over police brutality erupted into rioting. More than 1,500 national guard troops were deployed while residents were ordered to stay inside their homes and put under a 10 pm curfew.

This year, it was my hometown of Charlottesville, Va., population 50,000, that was locked down while government officials declared a state of emergency and enacted heightened security measures tantamount to martial law, despite the absence of any publicized information about credible threats to public safety.

As Tess Owen reports for Vice:


Trump vs. His Own Administration? "IndyWatch Feed"

Are President Trumps senior cabinet members working against him? Its hard not to conclude that many of the more hawkish neocons that Trump has (mistakenly, in my view) appointed to top jobs are actively working to undermine the presidents stated agenda. Especially when it seems Trump is trying to seek dialogue with countries the neocons see as adversaries needing to be regime-changed.

Remember just as President Trump was organizing an historic summit meeting with Kim Jong-Un, his National Security Advisor, John Bolton, nearly blew the whole thing up by making repeated references to the Libya model and how it should be applied to North Korea. As if Kim would jump at the chance to be bombed, overthrown, and murdered at the hands of a US-backed mob!

It seems that Trumps appointees are again working at cross-purposes to him. Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that he was invoking a 1991 US law against the use of chemical weapons to announce yet another round of sanctions on Russia over what he claims is Putins involvement in the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the UK.

The alleged poisoning took place in March and only now did the State Department make its determination that Russia was behind it and thus subject to the 1991 sanction law. Was there new information that came to light that pointed to Russian involvement? According to a State Department briefing there was none. The State Department just decided to take the British governments word for it.

Where do we get authority to prosecute Russia for an alleged crime committed in the UK, by the way?

President Trumps own Administration is forcing him to accept the State Department determination and agree to sanctions that may well include, according to the 1991 law, a complete break of diplomatic relations with Russia. This would be a de facto declaration of war. Over unproven allegations.

Trump has authority to reject the imposition of new sanctions, but with his Democrat opponents continuing to charge that he is in league with the Russian president, how could he waive sanctions just before the November US Congressional elections? That would be a windfall for the Democrats seeking to take control of the House and Senate. 

The only way Russia could avoid the second, most extreme round of these sanctions in November is to promise not to use chemical weapons again and open its doors to international inspections. What government would accept such a demand when no proof has been presented that they used chemical weapons in the first place?


What Happens When Multiculturalism "IndyWatch Feed"

Be careful about what you see in the foreground of the news vis--vis whats in the background. Sunday, the cable networks were on fire over the 30-or-so white nationalists marching across Washington DC with much larger hordes of masked, black-clad Antifa street-fighters following them around, and an army of DC cops in fluorescent green riot vests following the Antifas and the white nationalist knuckleheads.

The event was a billed as an attempt to commemorate the clash that happened between the same contestants in Charlottesville, Virginia, a year ago in the uproar over Confederate statues. That fiasco ended in the death of a bystander named Heather Heyer. Not a whole lot has changed since then, except perhaps the Left has become more strident in its calls to penalize white people for their crimes of privilege, no doubt further inflaming the Unite-the-Right crew. (And the anti-statue campaign has dropped down the memory hole.)

There was plenty of hate to go around on both sides Sunday. But those who were waiting for a climactic bloodbath in Lafayette Park must have been disappointed after a long day of tension when a big blob of rain hunkered over the District at suppertime and the theatrics concluded. Both the Antifas and the Unite-the-Right marchers had to go home and get out of their wet clothes. At least they could agree on that.

The cable TV anchors had issued the usual calls for national unity, exhorting President Trump to emerge from his Bedminster, New Jersey, golfing bunker and bring the country together, a sadly fatuous proposition. There is nothing to come together within. Theres nothing left of an American common culture besides a few Disney movies and thats not nearly enough. Thats what happens when you opt for multiculturalism as your number one political principle. It automatically negates shared values, so why even expect any agreement between groups contending for dominance?

The animosity will only grow sharper, and it will happen because of things that are roiling in the background now namely, the unraveling global financial system. Some fireworks commenced at the end of last week when the Turkish Lira slumped. Who cares about the currency of a second-rate player in the global economy? A lot of SIFIs (systemically important financial institutions) otherwise known as Too-Big-To-Fail banks. Thats who. Deutsche Banks stock dropped over 6 percent when the Turkish Lira tanked on Friday.

Turkeys nickname since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in the 1920s has been the sick man of Europe and Deutsche Bank in the post-2008-crash era is widely regarded as the sick man of SIFI banks. One analyst wag downgraded its status a year ago to dead bank walking. Its balance sheet was a Cave of Winds littered with the moldering skeletons of malinvestment. If the European Central Bank (aka Germany) ha...

The Words of the Prophets "IndyWatch Feed"

Liberty or Equality: The Challenge of Our Time, by Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn (EvKL)


From the description of the book at the Mises Institute site:

[Kuehnelt-Leddihn] marshals the strongest possible case that democratic equality is the very basis not of liberty, as is commonly believed, but the total state. He further argues the old notion of government by law is upheld in old monarchies, restrained by a noble elite. Aristocracy, not democracy, gave us liberty.

I will review here the first chapter: Democracy and Totalitarianism: The Prophets.  To properly capture the meaning of the title of EvKLs book, consider that democracy is the most appropriate, if not only, proper political expression for a society comprised of equals.  So, you could consider instead: Liberty or Democracy.


The notion that tyranny evolves naturally from democracy can be traced back to the earliest political theorists

Aristotle offers a glimpse; Platos Republic offers an almost perfectly accurate facsimile.  EvKL does not rely solely on such ancient sources; he focusses on those from the one or two centuries prior to the totalitarian twentieth century those who saw the direction that the West was taking since the Enlightenment and could see where this path would lead.

The long gap in examples between Plato and the Enlightenment was because democracy during this intervening time was relatively unknown except for the case of certain city governments. This changed with the American and French Revolutions.  Some observers saw this movement toward democracy as one which would provide stability and balance; others saw it merely as a step toward tyranny and total servitude.

EvKL offers a long list of such thinkers, concentrated in the first half of the nineteenth century. Something for me to consider, given statements I have made in the past: about half of these could be called liberals, and these were the most vocal in their denunciation of the pending evil:

Contemplating this list it is certainly no exaggeration to st...

US Bomb Pieces Found at Yemen Bus Strike Site "IndyWatch Feed"

A Raytheon Mark 82 general-purpose free-fall bomb was likely used by the Saudi-led coalition to strike a bus full of children in Yemen on Thursday, a local journalist claims, after bomb fragments from the scene were recovered.

The Saudi-led coalition struck a school bus in the Dahyan area of the Houthi-controlled Saada province last Thursday, leaving 51 dead, most of them children, and injuring at least 79 others. Just as the dust was settling at the scene of the strike with charred bodies being recovered, locals found fragments of the bomb used.

Harrowing images from the site, shared by journalist Nasser Arrabyee, show fragments that appear to be from the 500-pound MK-82 bomb, which the US continues to sell to Saudi Arabia.

While the photo of the fragments has yet to be independently verified, pieces of MK-82 bombs have surfaced repeatedly amid the ongoing Yemen bombing campaign. The MK-82 made shocking headlines in 2016 when the Saudi-led coalition bombed a community hall in Sanaa during a funeral for Sheikh Ali al-Rawishan, killing more than 140 people and wounding 525 others.

Arms sales to Saudi Arabia have repeatedly been condemned by human rights organizations, who view them as one of the main contributing factors to the skyrocketing death toll in the war-torn country. More than 10,000 people have been killed in three years of war, according to United Nations estimates, while the Saudi Arabian blockade continues to contribute to starvation and disease in the country.

Despite repeated calls by NGOs and even US lawmakers to halt arms supplies to the Saudis amid the ongoing conflict, in 2016 and 2017, the Pentagon went on to award Lockheed Martin/General Dynamics key contracts to supply the MK-82 500-pound bombs to the Arab coalition.

The Deep States Long Enmity "IndyWatch Feed"

The U.S. deep states hatred of the Iranian people goes back a long way, at least as far back as 1953. That was the year that the CIA, which was called into existence in 1947 when the U.S. government was being converted to a national-security state, targeted Iran with its first regime-change operation. And guess who paid the price for that operation. Yes, the people of Iran.

The Iranian Parliament had elected a man named Mohammad Mossadegh to be their prime minister. Mosaddegh would later be named Time magazines Man of the Year. As many government officials around the world have done, Mosaddegh nationalized the countrys oil industry, arguing that natural resources belonged to the nation.

The oil companies that bore the brunt of the nationalization were British-owned. Not surprisingly, they, along with British public officials, were livid over having the oil wells nationalized. British officials turned to the CIA for help.

The CIA asked President Truman for permission to initiate a coup to help the British oil companies, which the CIA knew would destroy the Iranian peoples experiment with democracy. To his everlasting credit, Truman said no. That didnt stop the CIA however. As soon as President Eisenhower became president in 1952, the CIA renewed its request for a coup, arguing that Mossadegh was a communist.

Why did that make a difference? Because by this time, the U.S. deep state had launched its Cold War against Americas World War II partner and ally, the Soviet Union, which was run by a communist regime. Americans were inculcated with the fear that the communists were coming to get us, take over the federal government, and turn America Red. Thus, anyone labeled a communist automatically became a threat to U.S. national security.

Ike gave the go-ahead to the Iranian coup. In a brilliantly cunning plan, the CIA successfully toppled Mosaddegh but, surprisingly, left him alive. The CIA then vested the unelected Shah of Iran with total dictatorial power over the Iranian people. The Shah restored oil rights to the British petroleum countries.

The Shahs regime was brutally oppressive, enforced by a national police-military-intelligence force called the SAVAK that was a combination of the Pentagon, CIA, NSA, and FBI. Trained and supported by the CIA, the SAVAK proceeded to subject the Iranian people to one of the most brutal and oppressive totalitarian regimes in the world. The U.S. government reinforced the oppression with money, armaments, and training.

For 25 years, the Iranian people suffered under the brutal dictatorship of the U.S.-installed and U.S.-supported Shah. That came to a screeching halt in 1979, when the Iranian people finally had had enough and decided to violently revolt against their U.S.-installed dictator.

While the I...

The Law as Weapon "IndyWatch Feed"

Robert Mueller is supposed to be investigating Russiagate, which has been shown to be a hoax concocted by former CIA director John Brennan, former FBI director James Comey, and current deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. As Russiagate is a hoax, Mueller has not been able to produce a shred of evidence of the alleged Trump/Putin plot to hack Hillarys emails and influence the last presidential election.

With his investigation unable to produce any evidence of the alleged Russiagate, Mueller concluded that he had to direct attention away from the failed hoax by bringing some sort of case against someone, knowing that the incompetent and corrupt US media and insouciant public would assume that the case had something to do with Russiagate.

Mueller chose Paul Manafort as a target, hoping that faced with fighting false charges, Manafort would make a deal and make up some lies about Trump and Putin in exchange for the case against him being dropped. But Manafort stood his ground, forcing Mueller to go forward with a false case.

Manaforts career is involved with Republican political campaigns. He is charged with such crimes as paying for NY Yankee baseball tickets with offshore funds not declared to tax authorities and with attempting to get bank loans on the basis of misrepresentation of his financial condition. In the prosecutors case, Manafort doesnt have to have succeeded in getting a loan based on financial misrepresentation, only to be guilty of trying. Two of the people testifying against him have been paid off with dropped charges.

Muellers investigation is restricted to Russiagate. In other words, Mueller has no mandate to investigate or bring charges unrelated to Russiagate. In my opinion, Muller gets away with this only because the deputy Attorney General is in on the Russiagate plot against Trump. Mueller and Rosenstein know that they can count on the presstitutes to continue to deceive the public by presenting the Manafort trial as part of Russiagate.

The trial judge has twice criticized the prosecutors, asking them on one occasion if they had any evidence of successful fraud. In other words, the judge can tell the difference between actual fraud and a failed attempt at fraud, a distinction the prosecutors dont want the jury to consider.

However, prosecutors can frame a judge, just as they are trying to frame the presidents of the United States and Russia. Realizing that, the judge backed off.

What the Manafort trial should tell yo...

Ronnie Van Zant "IndyWatch Feed"

The 1970s were an interesting time in the South. The 1970s were the last time Southerners could be Southern without feeling the need to apologize for, or be ironic about, their Southern identity. In fact, in the 1970s, it seemed to actually go a little beyond this. We shouldnt push this too far, but in 1970s America there seemed to be an acceptance of the South as a cultural asset to American life, something that added value to that classic 70s notion of the Great American Melting Pot. In America in the 1970s, being Southern could be a good thing. It could even been cool to be Southern.

Its not entirely clear when and why this happened, although it seems to have essentially come to an end by the time of Ronald Reagans inauguration in 1981.  Its remarkable, though, that it happened at all. What most defined the South in the minds of non-Southerners during the 1960s was the Civil Rights movement; those indelible images of burned-out buses, Bull Conner, Birmingham, Selma and so forth. These images shocked Americans outside the South, but also did something else. During the early 60s at least, it allowed those Americans to rest comfortably in the idea that racial tension and social unrest, while terrible to look at, was at least something confined to the South, that troublesome, benighted region, that odd place always out of step with the real America in which everyone else lived. This was a Southern problem because the South was itself a problem. It had always been a problem. It was an echo of Robert Penn Warrens old treasury of virtue.

And then something happened. That comfortable bubble of virtue popped. Kennedy was assassinated. The conspiracy theories started. All of a sudden something didnt seem quite right in America, never mind the South. Meanwhile, Lyndon Johnson, a Southerner from Texas, pushed through the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act which seemed to win for the Civil Rights movement all it had aimed for. That movement turned its focus elsewhere, like the big cities of the North. Martin Luther King, Jr. said that he never encountered the same level of hostility in the South that he did in Chicago. There was the Vietnam War, the antiwar movement and the growing counterculture which looked askance at what it considered an arrogant and conformist American society, one which, maybe not so ironically, had looked down its nose at those backwards Southerners just a few years before. By 1968 the country was at a boiling point. King was assassinated by a petty criminal from Illinois. More conspiracy theories followed. Riots erupted in Detroit, Los Angeles and Washington. The Democratic convention in Chicago was a disaster for the party. RFK was assassinated in California.  There were still more conspiracy theories. There was Tet, Nixon, Woodstock, the Summer of Love, Linebackers I & II, and finally Watergate. By the beginning of the 70s, Americ...

Inviting Chaos and Creating Martyrs "IndyWatch Feed"

I never pay for the same real estate twice.

Political chaos hit a peak this week with the coordinated banning of Alex Jones from polite social media society and the collapse of the Turkish Lira into the weekend.

How could Alex Jones and Turkeys currency collapse be related?

They both reveal the desperate need for Globalist control.

Since the election of Donald Trump their fear has been palpable.  The Globalists Jones rants about are real.  Like him or despise him he generates uncomfortable ideas necessary in a free society.

His silencing has been brewing for over a year.  But, silencing him only feeds both his ego and those who follow him.

It validates everything hes been saying for twenty years, the good and the bad.

Dont take this the wrong way, I love Alex Jones.

But I dont weep for Alex Jones.  Because I know he will come away from this stronger than before.

And Im glad they tried to take his platform away.

And Im equally glad to see his audience rise exponentially.

Cambridge Analytica, Edward Snowden, Tommy Robinson are not anomalies.  They are the norm.  While many may think Jones is nut-case, they fundamentally believe he has a right to be that guy in a public space.

This was a nuclear bomb of chaos thrown into the digital living rooms of hundreds of millions of people around the world.

They are now awake to the reality these companies are not neutral. That the MAGA crowd isnt just a bunch of crazy alt-right lunatics.  Libertarians like myself and Jones have been vindicated.

And its good news for every alternative voice in politics.

The stakes just rose exponentially, and it is time for everyone to get serious.

Interest in our work will skyrocket right alongside Alex Jones.

When you invite the chaos, you reap the whirlwind of the martyrdom.  And any air of moral superiority the elite and their quislings in the media and government once had vanishes like a Tweet in a hurricane.

But what about Turkey?

Same rules, different setting.

Turkey is a mess.  It paid a terrible price for the U.S./Israeli failure to destroy Syria.  Turkey spent billions housing refugees and supporting rebels in pursuit of President Erdogans Neo-Ottoman dreams.

Once Erodgan realized he was the scapegoat for that failure he sought a path out.  It landed him on the wrong side of U.S. foreign policy.

Turkey is NATOs crown jewel.  It is the second largest ground for...


Former Paul Ryan Staffer Is Running to Replace Him BUT HE HIDES THAT HE WORKED FOR PAUL RYAN "IndyWatch Feed"

Green Beret Conservative Nick Polce faces Paul Ryan Staffer in 1st District GOP Primary Tuesday

By Eva Sorock

Will Paul Ryans Constituents Say No to the Swamp This Time?

Its a challenge of the professional staffer vs. the citizen statesman, and its playing out in Paul Ryans own district, with his former staffer Bryan Steil running against Nick Polce, a Green Beret and conservative, for the Republican nomination.

Tuesday, Paul Ryans constituents in the first district of Wisconsin will tell the country whether their firsthand knowledge of being represented by Speaker Paul Ryan has left them wanting more of the same or a jolt of conservative, Swamp-fighting change.

Polce is taking on what in any other political climate may have been the default choice: Paul Ryans staffer Steil. The two are running in a field of five total Republicans vying for the nomination.

Steil, who was endorsed by his former boss Paul Ryan, has curiously omitted any mention of having worked for the polarizing Republican in his website bio.

Polce moved from Texas to the Wisconsin district with one purpose: challenge and defeat Paul Ryan. Polce and his wife, Karla, had their first child in 2016, moved to Wisconsin to join the ranks of our founding non-career politicians, standing up for free enterprise, self-government and real Constitution principles.

He is a strong constitutionalist who says he decided to run for office to defeat career politicians. From Polces website:

We must elect individuals who respect the Constitution and who seek to serve not to rule. We have a group of individuals in Congress right now who act like, and believe it is their right to rule.
2018 is the year to rediscover the concept of the citizen statesman. A citizen statesman is the individual that goes to Washington and works to serve the interests of the people of his district. After a few years he then returns to the private sector so that someone else can take his place. Washington is not and should not be a career.

In the military we had a saying, you can delegate responsibility, but you cannot delegate accountability. In the military, business, and life, failure has consequences. In Washington, we seem to tolerate it.

Despite Wisconsins pivotal role in the Trump victory, Paul Ryans 1st District Republican apparatus has failed to stand up for bringing conservative values back to their...


WWII Pilot Gets Thanks From Son Of The Man He Saved "IndyWatch Feed"

Via Navy Times: Miles apart from one another, two men celebrated a single day in history as their defining moment. One of the men, 1st Lt. Philip S. (Pots) Wilmot, of Glenwood Springs, remembers it as the most important thing he did during World War II. The other man, the Rev. Thomas Papazoglakis of Clifton []


RUDY DROPS ANOTHER BOMB: The Guy Running Spy Ring on Trump was John Brennan He Should be in Front of Grand Jury (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

Rudy Giuliani joined Sean Hannity on Monday night to discuss the ongoing Mueller Trump-Russia investigation.

During the discussion Trumps top attorney told Sean Hannity that the Mueller team committed crimes.

And then Rudy went off on partisan hack and former CIA Chief John Brennan.

Sean Hannity: Do you see crimes?

Rudy Giuliani: Absolutely. I just told you one. The perjury on the affidavit. I was telling you about Hillary crimes a year before Comey outlined them all She got off in a fixed investigation run by Peter Strzok! Hah-hah. The dossier is obtained the day that they dropped the case against Hillary Im gonna tell you who orchestrated, who was the quarterback for all of this. It isnt just Strzok. Hes a bit of a puppet. Its not just Mueller, hes a puppet

Sean Hannity: I have a funny feeling youre about to drop a bomb on me.

Rudy Giuliani: The guys running it was Brennan. And he should be in front of a grand jury.


Via Hannity:

The post RUDY DROPS ANOTHER BOMB: The Guy Running Spy Ring on Trump was John Brennan He Should be in Front of Grand Jury (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.


Remarkable Video and Ground Report of New Mexico Known Wolf Terror Camp "IndyWatch Feed"

NBC Journalist Gadi Schwartz filed a remarkable ground report about the New Mexico terror camp. While reporting on the compound in Northern New Mexico, where children were believed to have been trained on how to carry out school shootings, Mr. Continue reading


First Lady Spox Responds to Omarosas Claims Melania Cant Wait to Divorce Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed"

Former White House aid Omarosa Manigault-Newman is on a warpath against Donald Trump and his inner circle.

Omarosa claims in her soon-to-be-released book titled, Unhinged: An Insiders Account of the Trump White House, that First Lady Melania Trump plans to divorce Donald Trump as soon as hes out of office and she punishes her husband by her choice of wardrobe.

According to excerpts from Omarosas book obtained by Newsweek, Melania is counting every minute until he is out of office and she can divorce him.

Omarosa also says the First Lady punished her husband when she wore a trench coat that read, I REALLY DONT CARE, DO U? when she visited the child immigration detention center in Texas.

First Lady Melania Trumps spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham gave a statement to the Daily Caller blasting Omarosa:

Mrs. Trump rarely, if ever, interacted with Omarosa.  Its disappointing to her that she is lashing out and retaliating in such a self-serving way, especially after all the opportunities given to her by the President.

The bitter former staffer also accused Donald Trump of using various racial slurs such as the n-word several times.

President Trump called Omarosa a lowlife on Saturday in response to a reporter who asked him if he felt betrayed by the former White House aid.

Calls for Omarosa to be prosecuted are growing after she released a secret recording of Chief of Staff John Kelly firing her.


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Breaking: Judge Releases Defendants In Muslim Compound Case After Claims Of Racism, Islamaphobia "IndyWatch Feed"

Missing and probably dead boy, childs bones found, demonstrable child abuse, threats, connections to extremists and a letter saying they were going to become martyrs. Sure, let them out. Via The Blaze: In a hearing Monday, a New Mexico judge found that suspects in a bizarre child abuse case were not a danger to the []


11-Year-Old Kid HACKS Florida Elections Website Replica "IndyWatch Feed"

As the left repeatedly tells everyone that there is no such thing as voter fraud and that the government websites are safe from tampering, an 11-year-old boy hacked into a true replica of the Florida secretary of state website, successfully changing vote tallies, candidate names, and party information, as part of an exercise put on at a hacking convention called DEFCON Voting Village, with this apparently being the 26th edition.

In fact, according to the convention organizers, 35 out of 39 kids, aged 9-17, were able to accomplish this. DEFCON reports that the Diebold machines that the states use to tally votes were running on expired SSL certificates.

The drill was part of a test for vulnerabilities in multiple states voting systems, and the kids were good guy hackers to help formulate preventative measures to stop real hacking. These good guy hackers are known as penetration testers or pentesters and its common for large companies to hire such employees so that if any exploitations are possible, at the least the people finding them would be working for the company and not malicious hackers.

PBS reports:

An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 minutes during the worlds largest yearly hacking convention, DEFCON 26, organizers of the event said.

Thousands of adult hackers attend the convention annually, while this year a group of children at...


Failure To Account Fully For Environmental Damage Is An Energy Subsidy Which Should Be Eliminated According To IMF Study "IndyWatch Feed"

Even the IMF recognizes that damage to the environment, and related health-care spending, constitutes energy subsidies. This proves that they should be accounted for in cost-benefit analysis of environmental regulations. However, the IMF solution appears to be taxing the consumer, rather than producers-utilities. If taxation were at the utility level there would be incentive to offer alternatives. If governments are going to tax the consumer, then there need to be viable alternatives in place, whether at the utility, community, or household level.

Excerpted from
IMF Survey : Counting the Cost of Energy Subsidies
IMF Survey. July 17, 2015
* Energy subsidies sizeable worldwide and projected to stay high
* China top subsidizer in dollar terms, Ukraine in percent of GDP, and Qatar in per capita terms
* Countries can reap fiscal and environment gains by reforming energy subsidies
Energy subsidies are projected at US $5.3 trillion in 2015, or 6.5 percent of global GDP, according to a recent IMF study. Most of this arises from countries setting energy taxes below levels that fully reflect the environmental damage associated with energy consumption

The bulk of energy subsidies in most countries are due to undercharging for domestic environmental damage, including local air pollutionespecially in countries with high coal use and high population exposure to emissionsand broader externalities from vehicle use like traffic congestion and accidents. In many top subsidizers in percent of GDP and in per capita terms, these also reflect the setting of domestic energy prices below their supply cost.

The reform gains are large

Eliminating global energy subsidies could reduce deaths related to fossil-fuel emissions by over 50 percent and fossil-fuel related carbon emissions by over 20 percent. The revenue gain from eliminating energy subsidies is projected to be US $2.9 trillion (3.6 percent of global GDP) in 2015. This offers huge potential for reducing other taxes or strengthening revenue bases in countries where large informal sector constrains broader fiscal instruments.

Advanced economies would gain enough revenue to halve corporate income tax or cover one quarter of public health spending (Chart 2). In emerging economies, the revenue is worth double their corporate income tax revenues or public health spending. In low-income countries, it is about one and half times corporate income tax revenues or public health spending.

Energy subsidy reform can also contribute to carbon emissions reduction and help countries make pledges ahead of the Paris 2015 UN climate conference

Low international energy prices h...


Watchdog: Obama Admin Gave Out $434 Million In Improper Obamacare Payments "IndyWatch Feed"

Mainstream media silent Via Washington Examiner: The Obama administration improperly paid out $434 million to Obamacare customers to pay down the cost of insurance in 2014, the first year the laws health insurance marketplaces went online, a federal watchdog reported Monday. Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General released a report Monday that []


Far Left San Juan Mayor Left Puerto Rico Hurricane Donations ROTTING In A Parking Lot While Blaming Trump For Inaction "IndyWatch Feed"

Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, reports are now coming out that piles of food and supplies were left to rot in semi truck trailers, and ended up eaten by rats and other vermin. This, while San Juan mayor Carmen Yuln Cruz used every opportunity to try to blame Trump, saying that D.C. wasnt sending enough aid.

To make matters even more troublesome for Cruz, these were found in a government elections parking lot, literally right in front of her face.

CBS, of all sources, if you can believe, reports:

Donated food sent to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria were left to rot in a parking lot of a government facility, CBS News corresondent David Begnaud reported Friday. Additionally, about 10 containers filled with non-perishable supplies sat at the government facility for 11 months.

Video of supplies covered in rodent droppings was first posted by a Puerto Rican radio station Radio Isla on Thursday. When Begnaud visited, the trailers with the containers were locked Friday. 

Nicols Gautier, an official at the facility, told CBS News one of of the containers had food for dogs, and apparently several of the boxes were broken. After the placement in the van, that brings a lot of rats and it infected everything.

The goods were at Puerto Ricos elections commission, which has been serving as a collection site for donations.

CBS correspondent David Begnaud posted this video from the site of the now locked semi truck trailers:

This is just another example of the mismanagement of the tragic disaster by the Puerto Rican government. Far left Hillary supporting San Juan mayor Carmen Yuln Cruz took every opportun...


Omarosa: If Mueller Calls Again Ill Cooperate (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault went on NBC on Monday and continued her attacks on her former employee Donald Trump and his administration.

Manigault has been making headlines all weekend with the release of her anti-Trump book and secret (illegal?) recordings.

On Monday Omarosa told the far left channel if Dirty Cop Robert Mueller calls her again she will cooperate.

Omarosa also told Chris Matthews that she called Eric and Laura Trump to complain about Trumps racism.

Lets hope someone follows up on that with the Trumps.

She has already been accused of lying in her book.

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How Will History Judge Trump? How About As An Entertainer-- Which Is Exactly What He Is (Plus All The Horrible Stuff) "IndyWatch Feed"

They may regret it, but I don't see any Republican candidates trying to distance themselves from Trump. Quite the contrary. In primary races across the country-- and at every level-- Republicans are arguing that they are the most Trump-like and that their opponent is a faux-Trumpist. There are even red-state Democrats from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party-- say Joe Donnelly, Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp-- who have gone out of their way to draw attention to the fact that they often vote for Trump's proposals and work well with him. But when it comes to Republicans... the whole primary in most districts is based on which candidate is deeper up Trump's ass. Even politicians who know how history will judge him and know what a danger he is to democracy and the country and who are well aware that every word that comes out of his mouth is a self-serving lie, are savvy enough to know what the Fox brain-washed GOP base wants-- Trump and his alternative reality-- and they know if they don't cater to that, they could wind up being the next Mark Sanford

Ohio Governor John Kasich isn't running for office this year and if he does run again in the future, it will be against Trump or at least against Trumpism. He was on Meet The Press yesterday (video clip up top). He was there to explain why the special election in his old district-- OH-12-- was not a good thing for the GOP, but I noticed something else he mentioned: "People just want the government to do its job, to improve the situation for them. Not to be, not to be on the front page and creating a chaotic environment all the time. They don't want that." Is that so? I think he was describing Democratic voters and independent voters, not most of the voters of his own party. They apparently crave cheap, gaudy entertainment-- exactly what Trump is and has always been. Trump may model himself after Mussolini, Hitler and Putin to some extent, but even more of a role model was P.T. Barnum. He's been compared to Barnum before-- and he's always said he takes it as a compliment.


INFERNO IN SWEDEN After Migrant Gangs Go on Coordinated Arson Spree (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

Migrant gangs in Sweden went on a coordinated arson spree in Gothenburg and Trollhattan on Monday night.

At least 15 cars were torched in a Gothenburg Square near a shopping mall.

Video footage shows gangs torching car after car in a Gothenburg parking lot.

The post...


How Far Theyve Fallen: WaPo Upset Trump Posed With Biker Who Wore Guns And T*tties Patch "IndyWatch Feed"

Can you imagine the time someone took to review all the pics of all the bikers and their patches to come up with this? Crazy. Via Daily Caller: The Washington Post published an article on Monday complaining that President Trump posed next to a biker wearing a sexist patch on his vest. Trump met with []


US Journalist Austin Tice Disappeared Six Years Ago in Syria Today His Family Fights to Bring Him Home "IndyWatch Feed"

American journalist Austin Tice disappeared in Syria on August 13, 2012.

The former Marine reported for The Washington Post, McClatchy Newspapers, the AP, CBS and others.

The Gateway Pundit reported on Austins disappearance in 2012.

Today Austins parents pleaded for the return of their son.
Austin Tice disappeared six years ago today.

Syrian jihadists released video in October 2012 of US reporter Austin Tice blindfolded after his capture. The Islamists were chanting Allahu Akbar as they march Tice from their truck out into the wilderness.

The News Tribune reported:

Austin Tice, an American freelance journalist in Syria who hasnt communicated with family and colleagues since mid-August, is shown alive and in the custody of armed men in a video posted on YouTube.

In the 47-second clip, headlined Austin Tice still alive, hes shown blindfolded and disoriented, mangling an Islamic prayer before crying out, Oh, Jesus. Masked gunmen who act like militant Islamists surround him, calling out God is great! and wearing the baggy traditional outfits of fighters operating in Afghanistan.

The video was posted Wednesday but it escaped notice until early Monday, when a link to it appeared on a Facebook page that appears to support the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad. Tips and other evidence previously gathered by the news organizations to which Tice contributed have suggested that hes in the custody of the Syrian government.

Knowing Austin is alive and well is comforting to our family, Tices parents, Marc and Debra, said in a statement they released from their home in Houston...



I'm supposed to believe that Robert Mueller will eventually emerge with evidence of wrongdoing so incontrovertible that the Trump administration will fold like a house of cards. For the president, impeachment will be inevitable, and many in his inner circle are undoubtedly looking at serious prison time.

I'd love to believe that, but I don't.

More than 90% of Republican voters will never believe anyone in the Trump inner circle was guilty of wrongdoing -- and, of course, they believe that the real criminals are the accusers. The firing of Peter Strzok is more evidence to them that Trump is the victim of a witch hunt by evil people acting in bad faith, especially when it's framed this way by the president:

"The list of bad players in the FBI & DOJ gets longer & longer." The vast majority of Republicans believe that. All it will take is one Republican on any Russiagate jury and acquittal is guaranteed.

Especially when every Republican in America believes Bizarro World nonsense like this:

The linked story, by Lee Smith, appears at, a sister site of the relatively respectable RealClearPolitics, and also at the website of right-wing journalist Sara Carter. This is what your right-wing uncle believes is the real meaning of that notorious Trump Tower meeting:
A growing body of evidence ... indicates that the meeting...


Trump Signs Massive Defense Bill: Biggest Pay Raise For Soldiers In Nine Years "IndyWatch Feed"

Finally recovering after years of Obama evisceration. Via Daily Wire: On Monday, President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, a bill authorizing an increase of over 15,000 troops as well as a long-overdue pay raise for soldiers. The military spending package includes $717 billion for national defense in the next fiscal year, []


Peter Strzok Reacts To His Firing On New Twitter Account, Asks For Donations "IndyWatch Feed"

Update to this story. Following in the grand tradition of his fellow fired FBI official Andrew McCabe, putting his hand out for money from deluded leftists. Via Fox News: Fired FBI agent Peter Strzok took his anti-Trump rhetoric public on Monday, setting up a defiant Twitter account and a GoFundMe page seeking to raise $150,000 []


Nuclear: Not Carbon Free Not Climate Friendly; Nuclear Destroys Precious Water Resources; Nuclear is Deadly "IndyWatch Feed"

Mining Awareness +

Moorside Sheep looking toward Sellafield Streetview
Streetview of Moorside area sheep looking toward Sellafield:

Further below is a 2010 submission to the UK Parliament. However, the points about nuclear are timeless and universal, since some nuclear waste will stay dangerous for longer than humans have walked on the earth. Unfortunately, the only thing which has changed is that now Toshiba and the former GDF Suez are the investors for new nuclear near Sellafield. Radioactive Carbon 14 is emitted by nuclear reactors on a routine basis. It appears to be emitted as radioactive CO2, but could also react with oxygen to form CO2. Carbon is the foundation of life itself, as is water. Tritium is radioactive hydrogen which becomes radioactive water. Carbon and water, the very foundations of life, become radioactive due to the nuclear industry. Cesium is a potassium mimic and potassium is required for nerve transmission. Plutonium can enter the cells along with iron

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We Got Quite A Laugh: Pentagon Bats Down Mattis 2020 Report "IndyWatch Feed"

He would bring artillery to the debates. Via Military Times: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is not considering a run for president, and certainly not saying that if he did run, hed kick Trumps ass, the Pentagon said Thursday. We got quite a laugh out of it in our morning meeting. Its pure fiction plain []

Monday, 13 August


FBI Agent Who Sent Anti-Trump Texts Fired; Trump Tweets An Apparent Confession To Having Him Fired: I Just Fight Back "IndyWatch Feed"

The decision to fire Special Agent Strzok is not only a departure from typical bureau practice, but also contradicts Director (Christopher) Wrays testimony to Congress and his assurances that the FBI intended to follow its regular process in this and all personnel matters. Strzoks dismissal after a 22-year FBI career should be deeply troubling to all Americans. A lengthy investigation and multiple rounds of congressional testimony failed to produce a shred of evidence that Strzoks personal views ever affected his work. (Strzoks attorney Aitan Goelman, as quoted by VOA news, Aug. 13, 2018).

The FBI office that normally handles disciplinary actions had recommended that Strzok be demoted and suspended for 60 days over the anti-Trump texts, but FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich ordered the firing last Friday. (Excerpted from VOA, Aug. 13, 2018 See text below.)

After his Strzoks firing, Trump says I just fight back:
Agent Peter Strzok was just fired from the FBI finallyNo Collusion, No Obstruction I just fight back! (August 13, 2018)


President Trump MAGA Campaign Speech in Utica, New York 5:45pm Livestream "IndyWatch Feed"

President Trump speaks at a joint fundraiser in Utica, New York on behalf of GOP Congresswoman Claudia Tenney. The event marks Trumps first visit to Upstate New York since being elected in 2016.  Anticipated start time 5:45 6:00pm EST Continue reading


JUST IN: Prosecution Rests Case in Muellers Revenge Tax Fraud Case Against Paul Manafort "IndyWatch Feed"

The prosecution rested its case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Monday.

Monday marked day 10 of the bank fraud and tax evasion trial against Paul Manafort playing out in an Alexandria, VA courtroom.

Judge Ellis is known for his colorful courtroom banter and impatiencehe likes trials to move at lightning speed.

Vice President of Chicago-based Federal Savings Bank James Brennan testified Monday under the protection of immunity.

Brennan testified Monday that the CEO of Federal Savings Bank gave Manafort a $9.5 million high risk loan in 2016 against one of his properties even though the banks president and underwriters advised against it. Witnesses have testified CEO Stephan Calk expedited the approval of two high risk loans for Manafort in hopes for a job in the Trump administration, reported Politico.

The CEO Stephen Calk was ultimately never given a job in the Trump administration.

Via far left Politico:

A Chicago bank CEO who was seeking a top job in the Trump administration overrode the objections of the banks president in order to green light a $9.5 million loan for Paul Manafort in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign, a bank executive testified Monday.

The CEO of the Chicago-based Federal Savings Bank, Stephen Calk, interceded after the president of the bank, Javier Ubarri, decided it was too risky to allow Manafort to draw the $9.5 million in funds out of equity in his Bridgehampton, N.Y. home, bank vice president James Brennan said.

Prosecutor Greg Andres asked Brennan why the bank went through with the loan if its president was opposed to its issuance.

It closed because Mr. Calk wanted it to close, said Brennan, who testified pursuant to a grant of immunity from prosecution over his involvement.

Muellers prosecutors took quite a beating from Judge T.S. Ellis over the course of the trial against Manafort.

Judge T.S. Ellis, a Reagan appointee, became very irritated with Muellers prosecutors as they...


Unauthorized DisclosureEpisode 26: Israel, Saudi Arabia, Assassination Attempt Against Maduro "IndyWatch Feed"

If you would like to support the show and help keep us going strong, please become a subscriber on our Patreon page.

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the latest bloodshed caused by Israeli military forces and the Saudi Arabia-led coalition backed by the United States, which continues to wage war on Yemen. They wonder if theres some kind of competition.

The episode highlights the assassination attempt against Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro, as well as the media coverage of the attempt.

Later in the show, the hosts talk about Alex Jones and the several platforms that banned him and the recent round of primaries, which much of the media treated as a signal that socialism was rejected by voters.

In the final minutes, Rania and Kevin review the August 5th episode of Sacha Baron Cohens Who Is America?.

Khalek describes how Israeli military forces have shot at Palestinian protests since March. Forces escalated their attacks sharply by launching strikes last week that killed a mother, who was pregnant.

What was so infuriating is that there was a BBC headline that described what happened, which is that Israel killed a pregnant mother and her child in an airstrike, and the Israeli Foreign Ministry was bragging online that due to a complaint that they sent to the BBC about the wording the BBC then amended their headline to basically emphasize that Israel killed this mother and her baby but it was in response to rockets fired at Israel, Khalek adds.

Around the same time frame, Saudi Arabia attacked a bus full of children in Yemen, killing 29 children. The images coming out were just absolutely horrifying.

What Saudi Arabia is doingthe killing of childrenwould not be possible without the full support of United States military forces.

The Associated Press reported the U.S.-backed coalition in Yemen has cut deals with al Qaida fighters. While the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and others wage a war that is causing a cholera epidemic and increasing the spread of famine, al Qaida is strengthened by the chaos caused by brutal attacks.

On the assassination attempt against Venezuela President Maduro, Gosztola talks about how U.S. media outlets like the Washington P...


Jim Jordan Discusses Peter Strzok Firing: Its About Time "IndyWatch Feed"

The next Speaker of The House, Jim Jordan, appears on Fox News to discuss the firing of FBI Agent Peter Strzok.  Of course, Murdochs chubby Mr. Pinkie Rings begins the interview by talking about the nonsense accusations against Jordan.


High School Jewish Student and Trump Supporter Labeled a Nazi Because He Attended Trump Rally (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

Ed Urquiola is the parent of a student at Newton High School in Massachusetts.

Ed, who is Jewish, is outraged that his son is being labeled a Nazi for supporting President Donald Trump.

This is the modern day left in America if you are right of Fidel Castro youre a nazi.

Ed Urquiolo: My son is Jewish and he was branded a nazi. It was photoshopped onto his hat after he went to a Trump rally. It was all over the internet. There were other comments by other student body supporting this and encouraging this. We had meetings and conversations with the school in Newton. They refused to do anything in my opinion to correct the situation.

These type of abuse scenarios are repeated all across this country today.
The intolerance of the left has become violent and abusive.
And the liberal mainstream media ignores this tidal wave of abuse.

Via FOX and Friends:
Watch the latest video at

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Tennessee Democratic Chair Welcomes Socialists To Their Party: Weve Got a Big Tent "IndyWatch Feed"

Theyve been there for a long time, just ask our last president. Via Free Beacon: The chairwoman of the Tennessee Democratic Party said the party was open to supporting far-left socialist candidates if their values line up, telling an NPR affiliate weve got a big tent. Nashville Public Radio reported on the founding of a []


USNRC Value of Death Update: All Tricks, No Value of Life, No Medical Care or Caregiver Costs "IndyWatch Feed"

Mining Awareness +

Docket ID: NRC-2015-0063Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)!docketDetail;D=NRC-2015-0063

This comment deadline, of November 3rd, 11.59 PM, is but the opening salvo of another life and death battle between the nuclear industry and the public, in the war over the peoples health vs the profits of nuclear utilities-nuclear industry. The deadline near All Hallows, All Saints and All Souls/traditional days of the dead/death of the year, could not be more appropriate. [The comment deadline is over, but there will be more chances to comment in the future.]

The USNRC pretends to be updating its value of statistical life to $9 million to look good, but its not really doing it. What they pretend is $9 million is actually $5 million, and perhaps as low as $500,000 (or less). Plus it doesnt apply for some things, and appears to lack legally binding teeth

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One Million Muslim Uighurs Have Been Detained by China, the U.N. Says. Wheres the Global Outrage? "IndyWatch Feed"

Police patrol in a night food market near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region on June 25, 2017, a day before the Eid al-Fitr holiday.


NYPD Cops Subjected To Foul-Mouthed Tirade After 911 Call In Bronx, Determined No Arrests Necessary "IndyWatch Feed"

Community policing in NYC. Via Daily Mail: NYPD officers who responded to a 911 call inside a Bronx apartment and determined no arrests were necessary, were then taunted with expletives hurled at them by a group as they left the scene. The police had responded to an apartment after a woman called 911 to report []


Trump Is A Roll Model For Republican Politicians Who Lie About Everything To Everyone All The Time Now "IndyWatch Feed"

Trumpist Melissa Howard with her fake diploma and a woman she says is her mother

Florida House District 73 is very red-- and very white. The eastern Sarasota and eastern Manatee counties district is 90% white. It elects Republicans. In 2016, Republican Joe Gruters, co-chairman of Trumpanzees Florida campaign, beat Democrat Jim Golden 68,343 (65%) to 36,678 (35%). But follow this: Tom Rooney decided to retire from Congress when a far right extremist, state Senator Greg Steube, announced he would primary Rooney, declaring "as a pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment, anti-illegal immigration fighter for our constitutional rights, I will proudly support Trump and his agenda in Washington." Joe Gruters, also on the very far right of the GOP and who had been in the state House for less than 2 years, then announced for Steube's state Senate seat, leaving his House seat open.

Two Republicans jumped into the primary-- Lakewood Ranch business owner Melissa Howard and Sarasota attorney Tommy Gregory. Zac Anderson, political editor of the Herald Tribune reported last month that "there may be no better example of the recent rifts within the Florida GOP than" this contest. The differences involved guns and money.

Melissa Howard came out as a supporter of using tax money to lure businesses to the state and help them expand. The Florida Chamber of Commerce endorsed her. Tommy Gregory is skeptical of incentives. "Meanwhile," reported Anderson, "Gregory says he would have voted against the big school saf...


Man claims Congressman Keith Ellison assaulted his mom "IndyWatch Feed"

Are all Democrats lowlifes and creeps? Keith Ellison, 55, is the U.S. Representative for Minnesotas 5th congressional district since 2007 and Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee since 2017. Ellison was the first Muslim to be elected to the Congress, Continue reading


Parkland Students, Families March Together In Newtown On Sunday To Protest NRA, Push Gun Control "IndyWatch Feed"

Chicago needs marchers. Via WFSB: Students from Parkland, Florida made Newtown, Connecticut the final stop on their nationwide bus tour to protest gun violence and the policies of the National Rifle Association. They told Channel 3 the decision to end the tour on Sunday afternoon in Newtown just made sense. As the students stepped off []


Max Blumenthal on the Merger of the National Security State and Silicon Valley + Russiagate Frenzy Targets Leftist Sites + US Policy Toward Global Internet Governance Is Misguided "IndyWatch Feed"

Dandelion Salad Facebook Taps Militarist Think Tank Atlantic Council to Police its Content (Pt 1/2) TheRealNews on Aug 11, 2018 From Alex Jones to alleged Russian trolls, major internet companies are increasingly policing content on their platforms. Max Blumenthal of the Grayzone Project says the partnership between Facebook and the Atlantic Council highlights the merger []


Fired FBI Hack PETER STRZOK Creates Twitter Account and GoFundMe Page TRASHES TRUMP "IndyWatch Feed"

Former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok was fired on Friday for violating bureau policies; his lawyer confirmed the firing Monday morning.

Shortly after the news of Strzoks firing hit the public, the former FBI agent fired off a tweet from a newly created Twitter account linking to a GoFundMe page begging for $150,000.

Jennifer Kay, a spokeswoman for Strzoks attorney, confirmed the authenticity of the Twitter account, reported the Daily Caller.

At the time of this publication, over $26,000 has already been raised for the disgraced former FBI agent.

Peter Strzok tweeted: Deeply saddened by this decision. It has been an honor to serve my country and work with the fine men and women of the FBI.

Screenshot of GoFundMe with a caption that reads, Support for FBI Veteran Pete Strzok

Aitan Goelman, Peter Strzoks attorney, blasted the FBI after his client was forced out at the FBI.

Peter Strzok and his lover FBI lawyer Lisa Page sent each other thousands of text messages which was discovered by Inspector General Horowitz.



Prosecutors To Wrap Up Manafort Case, May Soon Go To Jury "IndyWatch Feed"

Still no collusion. ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) U.S. prosecutors on Monday plan to wrap up their tax and bank fraud case against former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, making it likely the case will go to the jury by midweek if the defense decides not to call any witnesses. The trial is in its 10th []


Interview on Davis Aurinis Live YouTube Stream: Seize the Day, and Seize Your Woman "IndyWatch Feed"

Last night, I joined Davis Aurini, Heidhrn, and John Steele for a live YouTube stream, discussing the Unite the Right 2 rally in Washington, D.C., the problem with democratic revolutions, sex in the modern world, and much more. Click here to listen.

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Progressives Ask Why So Many Unions Seem Anti-Progressive "IndyWatch Feed"

 A South Boston anti-busing protest in the 1970s (source)

by Gaius Publius

As a new Democratic insurgency has risen over the last year, unions have clung tightly to the old guard.
Aida Chvez & Ryan Grim, The Intercept

The modern progressive movement is far and away a very good friend of labor. The labor movement, on the other hand, seems far less a friend of progressives.

This varies from union to union, of course, and also within unions. There are many pro-progressive unions and union members. National Nurses United, for example, strongly supported Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary, and unions with many pro-Sanders members endorsed Clinton because their leaders unilaterally chose to do so.

Yet it seems that in the aggregate, organized labor has an anti-progressive tilt. That's not the news though, just an observation. The news is that, for the first time in a while, progressives are noticing this fact, wondering in public what it might mean, and quietly asking each other what they should do about it.

My own comment: sure took a while. This problem has been obvious for quite a long time. But let's stick to the facts for today, look at the questions and leave the answers for later. 

First, Aida Chvez and Ryan Grim raise an interesting question at The Intercept (see headline below). Note that not only is the underlying story the union behavior interesting, but also that this question is being asked at all:
Carpenters, Steamfitters, and Other Trade Unions Coalesced Around Notorious Ferguson Prosecutor. Why?

St. Louis County, Missouri, labor unions spent heavily in an effort to re-elect prosecutor Bob McC...


President Trump Empowers States With Ocean Policy! Gulf Waters Get Help! "IndyWatch Feed"


Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States

Land & Agriculture
Issued on: June 19, 2018

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Its about time the red tape and corrupt political corporate favoritism ends. President Trumps Executive Order eliminates duplicative federal bureaucracy that has tied the hands of the people and padded politician pockets with bribes from big industry like Monsanto. Discoveries on how that was done can be seen in the recent Jury Trial showing how Monsanto had been in bed with the EPA for years. Discoveries proved the EPA had knowingly allowed Monsanto to lie to consumers and government agencies with falsified documentations that stated Round Up weed killer is safe, when in fact it contains carcinogens th...


Mumia Supporters Gear Up for Hearing "IndyWatch Feed"

Mumia Supporters Gear Up for Hearing

glen Tue, 08/14/2018 - 00:25

Mumia Abu Jamal supporters need to converge on Philadelphia in large numbers, on August 30, for hearings on Abu Jamals contention that judicial bias tainted his trial process, said Johanna Fernandez, of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home. The Campaign is screening the film Justice On trial on August 23, at the Maysles Cinema, in Harlem.


Black Capitalism Cant Fix Racial Wealth Gap "IndyWatch Feed"

Black Capitalism Cant Fix Racial Wealth Gap

glen Tue, 08/14/2018 - 00:15

Black banks are useful and should be supported, but only some form of reparations can confront the disastrous Black economic condition, said Mehrsa Baradaran, author of The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap. Black capitalism cant fix the ills that generations of public policy created, said Mehrsa, who teaches banking law at the University of Georgia.


President Trump Delivers Remarks During Fort Drum, NY, Defense Ceremony 2:30pm Livestream "IndyWatch Feed"

President Donald Trump Delivers Remarks and Participates in a Signing Ceremony for H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 at Fort Drum, New York.  Start time 2:30pm EST UPDATE: Video Added WH Livestream Continue reading


The Lies of American Exceptionalism "IndyWatch Feed"

The Lies of American Exceptionalism

glen Tue, 08/14/2018 - 00:09

Corporate media claim the economy is booming even though we still dont have as many jobs as existed before the 2008 crash, said BAR contributor Danny Haiphong, one of the authors of the upcoming book American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: The Fake News of Wall Street, White Supremacy and the U.S War Machine. Haiphongs co-author is Roberto Sirvent, editor of the Black Agenda Report Book Forum.


SARA CARTER: House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte Preparing to Depose Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr and Glenn Simpson "IndyWatch Feed"

Screen image: Top DOJ official Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie Ohr

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is preparing to depose twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr, his wife Nellie Ohr and Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, according to investigative reporter Sara Carter.

The House Judiciary Committee is also planning to depose the former General Counsel for the FBI [and Comey confidant] James Baker, says Sara Carter.

Lawmakers are also planning on questioning other FBI officials such as Trump-hating lawyer Sally Moyer.

All interviews will be in closed-door settings.

Via Sara Carter:

Several congressional sources told that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is preparing to depose Ohr, his wife Nellie Ohr and Glenn Simpson, the founder of the embattled research firm Fusion GPS. The judiciary committee is also planning to depose the former General Counsel for the FBI Jim Baker, who was demoted from his position for allegedly leaking sensitive information to the media. Lawmakers also plan to question Sally Moyer, Jonathan Moffa, and George Toscas. All these interviews will be conducted behind closed doors, the congressional officials noted.

Jordan, who has been at the forefront of the congressional investigations, said the interviews are an essential step in understanding the role of the Justice Department in the FBIs handling of the case against members of the Trump campaign. The interviews will also shed light on Ohrs seemingly close relationship with Steele, who was hired by Fusion GPS to compile the unverified dossier on Trump in 2016. Steele was dismissed from his role as an informant for the FBI in November 2016 for violating his agreement to not share information with the media.

The latest emails between Ohr, Steele, and Simpson have a few key takeaways: First, how friendly they all are, including Ohrs wife, who was working for Simpson, said Jordan, who added that based on the emails, Skype calls and texts the threesome was in communication dozens of times. I think hes a key guy that we just have to depose for questioning.

On Friday evening, Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC)...


MSNBC Panelists: Stormy Daniels Lawyer Stands Out as 2020 Contender "IndyWatch Feed"

Not-so-bold prediction time: Michael Avenatti will not be president. HT: WFB


TOM FITTON: FBI Has Ignored Our Requests for McCabe Emails Because They Know They Will Blow It Wide Open (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

Tom Fitton from Judicial Watch went on FOX News on Monday after news broke that the FBI finally fired corrupt and biased investigator Peter Strzok.

Fitton called Strzoks firing a body blow to the Mueller investigation!

Tom Fitton also dropped another bomb on the Deep State FBI.

Fitton told FOX News the FBI is stalling turning over text messages from Andrew McCabe because they contain as much damning information as the Strzok-Page text messages.

Tom Fitton: We are currently battling the FBI for the text messages of Andrew McCabe, the number two at the FBI, he was corruptly fired. And when you look back at the FBI and the Department of Justice during the Obama administration you have Comey fired for misconduct, Andrew McCabe fired for misconduct, Strzok fired for misconduct. Lisa Page demoted. All who had a hand in this Russia investigation that Mr. Mueller is now running with. Mr. Mueller needs to be questioned frankly about how he used Mr. Strzok and why he was let go and why no one was told about it for months, the reason behind why he was being let go mainly his anti-Trump biases uncovered by the text messages We are asking for the (McCabe) text messages on behalf of a retired FBI agent, Jeffrey Dannon, about the Clinton email investigation. We suspect he was texting, Andrew McCabe, like Peter Strzok and Lisa Page about the Clinton email investigation and we suspect theres going to be some interesting material there You can bet they are just like the Strzok and Lisa Page text messages and will blow it wide open.

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FBI Agent Peter Strzok Finally Fired From FBI. "IndyWatch Feed"

FBI Agent Peter Strzok was escorted from the building June 15th, two months ago, and his employment has been in administrative limbo -during a review- ever since.  Today it is discovered that Strzok was fired last Friday, August 10th. DC Continue reading


Poll: Majority Of Voters Now Credit Trump For Economy Over Obama "IndyWatch Feed"

Finally. Via Rasmussen: With the unemployment rate still among 18-year lows and the Dow Jones Industrial Average still among all-time highs, voters are slowly giving President Trump more credit than President Obama for the improving economy, though there remains a stark partisan divide. Voters agree, though, that impeaching Trump would be a detriment to the []


How Seattle spends taxpayer dollars to solve homeless crisis: A $14 million permit system that delays projects "IndyWatch Feed"

As with many progressive-run cities on the west coast, Seattle has a major homelessness population. See the many blog posts Ive done on this subject here: Seattle neighborhood saw homeless population quadruple last year The solution to Seattles homeless crisis? An Continue reading


Gallup Poll: Democrats View Socialism More Positively Than Capitalism by 10 Points "IndyWatch Feed"

Remember come November. Via Free Beacon: Democrats view socialism better than capitalism by a significant margin, according to a new Gallup poll, with 57 percent viewing socialism in a positive light against just 47 percent viewing capitalism positively. The poll shows a stark drop in Democrats attitude toward capitalism over the past two years, with []


President Trump RIPS INTO Peter Strzok After Hes Fired Calls For Hillary Sham Investigation to be Properly Redone "IndyWatch Feed"

Former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok was fired on Friday for violating bureau policies; his lawyer confirmed the firing Monday morning.

President Trump immediately came out swinging against Peter Strzok, who handled Hillarys sham email investigation with kid gloves.

Trump railed against the Russia hoax investigation and asked if it would be dropped after the architect of the investigation, Peter Strzok was fired for his misconduct.

Strzok was also one of the ringleaders on Hillarys sham investigation which makes the Russia hoax an even bigger scandal being that he migrated from Hillarys investigation to the get Trump Russia probe.

The President then called for the Hillary sham investigation to be properly redone.

TRUMP: Agent Peter Strzok was just fired from the FBI finally. The list of bad players in the FBI & DOJ gets longer & longer. Based on the fact that Strzok was in charge of the Witch Hunt, will it be dropped? It is a total Hoax. No Collusion, No Obstruction I just fight back!

Redo the sham Hillary investigation, says President Trump.

TRUMP: Just fired Agent Strzok, formerly of the FBI, was in charge of the Crooked Hillary Clinton sham investigation. It was a total fraud on the American public and should be properly redone!


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Attorney for Swamp-Monster Peter Strzok Fumes After Anti-Trump FBI Hack Gets Canned (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

Former FBI senior counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, who disparaged President Trump and his supporters in inflammatory text messages and helped oversee the Hillary Clinton email and Russia investigations, was fired on Monday by the FBI.

Peter Strzok and his lover FBI lawyer Lisa Page sent each other thousands of text messages which was discovered by Inspector General Horowitz.

In what is believed to be one of the most damning text exchange between the FBI lovebirds was a discussion about an insurance policy to keep Trump out of office.

I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andys officethat theres no way [Trump] gets electedbut Im afraid we cant take that risk, Strzok text messaged to Page in an Aug. 15, 2016 exchange, referring to Andrew McCabe.

Its like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before youre 40, Strzok added.

Aitan Goelman, Peter Strzoks attorney, blasted the FBI after his client was forced out at the FBI.

CNN reported:

Aitan Goelman, Strzoks attorney, said FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich ordered the agents termination on Friday. Goelman said that the deputy directors decision comes after the head of the office that normally handles disciplinary actions decided Strzok should instead face a demotion and 60-day suspension.

The decision to fire Special Agent Strzok is not only a departure from typical Bureau practice, but also contradicts (FBI) Director (Christopher) Wrays testimony to Congress and his assurances that the FBI intended to follow its regular process in this and all personnel matters, Goelman said in his statement.

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DNC Pretends Respect for Workers Requires It to Take Corporate PAC Money From Big Oil "IndyWatch Feed"

Emissions rise from the American Electric Power Co. coal-fired John E. Amos Power Plant in Winfield, West Virginia, on July 18, 2018.


De Blasio Lets Security Haul Away NY Post Reporter For Asking Question About Corruption "IndyWatch Feed"

So where are the left and media calling out this suppression of the press? Via NY Post: Mayor Bill de Blasio is a such a big believer in the free press that he let two bodyguards physically remove a credentialed Post reporter who had the temerity to ask him a question in public on Sunday. []


A Vale est atropelando quilombolas com processos para duplicar ferrovia no Maranho "IndyWatch Feed"

Benedito Belfort est acostumado a defender a terra quilombola. S no esperava um inimigo sem rosto


BREAKING: Trump-Hating FBI Agent Peter Strzok FIRED "IndyWatch Feed"

Former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok was fired on Friday for violating bureau policies; his lawyer confirmed the firing Monday morning.

It is unclear whether Peter Strzok lost his top security clearance at this time.

FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich ordered the firing of Strzok, however we should be cautious of Bowdich.

As previously reported, Bowdich was involved in the Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting cover-up and he may be a potential witness in the Trump-Russia probe as Comey had a conversation with him about Trump asking him to back off his probe into General Flynn.

The New York Times:

 Peter Strzok, the F.B.I. senior counterintelligence agent who disparaged President Trump in inflammatory text messages and helped oversee the Hillary Clinton email and Russia investigations, has been fired for violating bureau policies, Mr. Strzoks lawyer said Monday.

Mr. Trump and his allies seized on the text messages exchanged during the 2016 campaign with a former F.B.I. lawyer, Lisa Page in assailing the Russia investigation as an illegitimate witch hunt. Mr. Strzok, who rose over 20 years at the F.B.I. to become one of its most experienced counterintelligence agents, was a key figure in the early months of the inquiry.

Along with writing the text messages, Mr. Strzok was accused of sending a highly sensitive search warrant to his personal email account.

It is not clear why Mr. Strzok, who was formally fired on Friday, was dismissed at this time. In June, his conduct was laid out in a wide-ranging inspector generals report on how the F.B.I. handled the investigation of Hillary Clintons emails in the run up to the 2016 election. And in July, he testified before the House about the text messages.

Peter Strzok and his lover FBI lawyer Lisa Page sent each other thousands of text messages which was discovered by Inspector General Horowitz.

In what is believed to be one of the most damning text exchange between the FBI l...


Peter Strzok Fired For Biased Text Messages Against Trump "IndyWatch Feed"

Good riddance, you creepy weirdo. Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 13, 2018 About time. Prepare for coming implosion from those on left in 32..1. Via Daily Caller: FBI agent Peter Strzok has been fired from the FBI for anti-Trump text messages he sent his mistress and colleague Lisa Page during the 2016 presidential election. Late []


The Storm begins: FBI fires Peter Strzok! "IndyWatch Feed"

Peter Strzok (pronounced struck) is the FBI agent and chief of the Bureaus Counterespionage Section who led two of the FBIs most important investigations into: Hillary Clintons illegal use of a personal email server while she was Obamas Secretary of Continue reading



Politico reports:

Several times in the first year of his administration, President Donald Trump wanted to call Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the middle of the afternoon. But there was a problem. Midafternoon in Washington is the middle of the night in Tokyo when Abe would be fast asleep.

Trumps aides had to explain the issue, which one diplomatic source said came up on a constant basis, but it wasnt easy.

He wasnt great with recognizing that the leader of a country might be 80 or 85 years old and isnt going to be awake or in the right place at 10:30 or 11 p.m. their time, said a former Trump NSC official. When he wants to call someone, he wants to call someone. Hes more impulsive that way. He doesnt think about what time it is or who it is, added a person close to Trump.
In headlines elsewhere, this is being reported as "Trump Doesn't Understand Time Zones" and "Trump Foreign Policy Held Back by Struggle to Grasp Time Zones." But is that the problem -- or is it that he's an immature narcissist driven by the need for immediate gratification? When he wants to call someone, he wants to call someone. Hes more impulsive that way. He doesnt think about what time it is or who it is, we're told by "a person close to Trump." I assume that the problem is Trump's spoiled-brat personality more than it's a failure to grasp that time zones exist (though, of course, it could easily be both).

Politico also tells us:
In one case, Trump, while studying a briefers map of South Asia ahead of a 2017 meeting with Indias prime minister, mispronounced Nepal as nipple and laughingly referred to Bhutan as button, according to two sources with knowledge of the meeting.
But this has to be given the bothsides treatment, of course:
Past presidents have also called foreign leaders at odd hours in their own time zones. President Bill Clinton was notorious for that practice, according to James P. Rubin, a former assistant secretary of State in the Clinton administration. Before the signing of a key 1999 peace agreement in Northern Ireland, Clinton placed overseas calls until 2:30 a.m. Washington time well after most of his aides were asleep.
So I guess it's okay that Trump calls foreign leaders when they're asleep because Bill Clinton called people in the British Isles when he should have been asleep but it was alre...


SO CLUELESS: 100 Anti-Trump Newspapers Will All Post Anti-Trump Editorials on Same Day As If This Is Different Than Any Other Day "IndyWatch Feed"

Do these clowns ever read their own newspapers?

The average broadcast media coverage of President Trump is still 90% negative after several months in office and historic gains in the economy and in foreign policy.

Americans trust in the media continues to decline.

The media coverage in America is so awful Trump supporters regularly scream at the media at his rallies.

But the liberal media operatives in America are clueless idiots.

And now 100 far left papers are organizing their hatred for President Trump by agreeing to post anti-Trump editorials this Thursday Just like they do any other day.

CNN reported:

The dirty war on the free press must end.

Thats the idea behind an unusual editorial-writing initiative that has enlisted scores of newspapers across America.

The Boston Globe has been contacting newspaper editorial boards and proposing a coordinated response to President Trumps escalating enemy of the people rhetoric.

We propose to publish an editorial on August 16 on the dangers of the administrations assault on the press and ask others to commit to publishing their own editorials on the same date, The Globe said in its pitch to fellow papers.

The effort began just a few days ago.

Read the rest here.

Do these far left hacks think they are fooling anyone?

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Do Him Like Gaddafi Antifa Members Caught On Video Threatening To Kill President "IndyWatch Feed"

Anti-hate. Via Daily Caller: One year ago, President Trump told the American people that there was violence on both sides during the Charlottesville riots. Those riots pitted neo-Nazis marching in the city against Antifa and other progressive groups. The powder keg was lit and both sides committed acts of violence against each other. The riots []


Screaming In Arabic As Burqa Gets Caught In Escalator, Veiled Shopper Prompts Stampede Out of French Mall "IndyWatch Feed"

Shoppers mistake cries of djellaba-clad woman for terrorist attack.

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Panic ensued Thursday evening in the French city of Montpellier after a women in North African garb began screaming in Arabic as her garment became trapped in a shopping mall escalator.

Local media report that the startled womans cries set off a chain reaction which saw shoppers flee towards the exits of the southern beach citys Polygone Shopping complex, believing a jihadist attack to be underway.

Upon seeing dozens flee from the veiled woman, other shoppers became panicked and themselves fled, resulting in a terrified stampede from the mall towards Montpelliers Place de la Comdie, according to police. A police statement noted that several witnesses believed they heard the distressed woman cry, Allahu Akbar, a slogan often heard during Islamic terror attacks.

I heard the yelling, then I saw the customers bolt towards the main exit and the emergency exits, and I did the same thing, one eye-witness explained to local news outlet, Le Metropolitain.

Thursday evenings panic was described by one observer as a mundane incident which led to the unfolding of surreal scenes in the popular shopping mall. Normality resumed quickly afterwards, local media reports, with no injuries having occurred.

Whilst short-lived, the unlikely drama speaks of rattled nerves and a larger climate of insecurity in France;

In February 2017, an imminent terrorist attack was thwarted in the city following the arrest of a local jihadist network, whilst in March of this year, three people were killed in jihadist attacks in Carcassonne and Trbes, both in the same region.

According to French counter terrorism agencies, the foiled 2017 attack involved a three person group on the verge of launching suicide bombings at a...


White House Mulls Legal Options Over Omarosas Secret Taping In Situation Room "IndyWatch Feed"

Omarosa just cooked her her own goose. Via Daily Wire: White House lawyers are examining legal options for punishing Omarosa Manigault Newman for releasing secretly taped recordings with Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly inside the secure Situation Room. The very idea a staff member would sneak a recording device into the White House Situation []


Virginia judge, endorsed by democrats, gives no jail time to man who tied up, sexually assaulted teen & had previous inappropriate sexual contact with girls "IndyWatch Feed"

Unbelievable. The judge in this case has a questionable record: He let a rapist walk free in 2016 and a state senator tried to get him removed as a judge in 2009 because of a perceived high rate of reversals Continue reading


New Audio Released by Omarosa Reveals President Trump Was Unaware of Her Firing And Was Genuinely Concerned for His Friend (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

Social media was set ablaze Sunday after Omarosa released a secret recording of Chief of Staff John Kelly firing her.
Sunday morning on Meet the Press, Omarosa released a secret recording of CoS John Kelly firing her from the White House.

Were going to talk to you about leaving the White House, John Kelly says in the secret recording. It has come to my attention over the last few months that theres been some pretty, in my opinion, significant integrity issues John Kelly continued.

On Monday Omarosa released another audio of her conversation with President Trump she alleges took place after she was fired by John Kelly.

In the audio President Trump appears surprised that she was let go.

President Trump: Nobody even told me about it Dammit. I dont love you leaving at all.

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VA GOP Senate Candidate Corey Stewart Tells Al Sharpton Youre A Race Hustler "IndyWatch Feed"

Al got his start with the Tawana fake news story. Via Breitbart: Sunday on MSNBCs PoliticsNation, Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Virginia Corey Stewart got into a heated debate with the host. Sharpton asked, Do you consider yourself a candidate the candidate for white nationalists in the state of Virginia? Stewart replied, No, of []


Jewish Democrat Group Targets US Jews To Elect Far-Left Progressive Candidates "IndyWatch Feed"

Lambs to the slaughter. Via TOI: They may be in politics and not the food industry, but one Jewish organization has labeled US President Donald Trumps policies as not kosher. As Democrats mull how they will unseat governing Republicans in Novembers upcoming midterm elections, there is an additional, internal struggle between establishment Democrats advocating for []


Palm Beach County Police Union Breaks Ties with Miami Dolphins Urges Fans to Boycott Their Games (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

The President of the Palm Beach Country Police Union urged NFL fans to boycott the Miami Dolphins NFL team during his interview on FOX and Friends on Monday.

This comes after several Miami Dolphins players took a knee during their preseason game to protest police brutality in black communities.

John Kazanjian told Brian Kilmeade the Palm Beach Police Union is breaking ties with the Dolphins after the continued anti-police protesters.

Kazanjian also urged NFL fans to boycott the Dolphins games.

Via FOX and Friends:

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Giovanni di Paolo "IndyWatch Feed"

The Creation of the World and the Expulsion from Paradise, 1445


DNC Reverses Decision To Ban Fossil Fuel Donations Just Two Months After It Was Implemented "IndyWatch Feed"

Money talks. Via Daily Wire: The Democratic National Committee in June quietly passed a resolution that banned fossil fuel companies from donating to the party. Now, just two months later, the DNC is reversing that decision, while claiming its not a reversal. The reversal, approved by a 30-2 vote, now says the DNC support[s] fossil []


Matt Forney Live: Steve Bannons Brain "IndyWatch Feed"

On this episode of Matt Forney Live, I will be discussing a recent interview Steve Bannon gave in which he argued that the 2008 financial crisis paved the way for Donald Trumps election as president, the death of author V.S. Naipaul, and more. Ill also be taking your calls. The show will air this afternoon at 5PM Eastern (4PM Central/2PM Pacific).

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The amazing Savitsky cats on Americas Got Talent "IndyWatch Feed"

Dogs are eminently trainable. Not so cats. In fact, cats have a reputation of being utterly untrainable. Thus, the expression: As difficult as herding cats. But a mother and daughter from Ukraine, Svetlana and Marina Savitsky, have succeeded in the Continue reading


Hungary Bans Gender Studies Courses From State Universities "IndyWatch Feed"

Sounds like a plan. Via The College Fix: Citing no tangible use and ideology rather than science, the Hungarian government announced that gender studies courses will no longer be taught at state universities. Secretary of State of Hungarys Ministry of Human Resources Bence Rtvri compared the gender studies field to the study of Marxist-Leninism, according []


Top 10 Reasons Why Todays Robust Economy Belongs to President Trump and Not to Obama "IndyWatch Feed"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Many in the Mainstream Media (MSM) are having a difficult time giving President Trump credit for the great economy, arguably the best in history!

MSNBCs Joe Scarborough went as far as to give former President Obama credit for this economy.  Here are 10 reasons Scarborough and all the unbelievers are wrong This Truly is Trumps Economy!

1) Billionaire Free Enterpriser vs Public Servant Pamphleteer

The first argument that the current economic miracle is President Trumps and not President Obamas is the most obvious.  Trump is a billionaire businessman who understands how to make money in a capitalist economy.  Obama was a pamphleteer before getting into politics.  To assume Obama ever knew anything about economics is a stretch.

President Trump used his economic knowledge and experience to put in place the ability for average Americans to succeed.  Obama gave average Americans a handout.

2) Stock Market Reactions to Elections

When Obama was elected President the already low stock market crashed.  When Trump was elected the stock market skyrocketed.  The markets are a gage of the economy and include expectations of the future.

When Obama was elected President on November 4th, 2008, the DOW stood at 9,625.  The DOW tanked and by March 9, 2009, the DOW could go down no further as it landed at 6,547 for a decrease of more than 30%.

After President Trump was elected the DOW exploded.  On November 8th, 2016, the DOW stood at 18,332.  Since that date the DOW has soared reaching a new all-time high the day after the election on November 10th, 2016 and it has never looked back.

3) Trumps Stock Market Records

Not only has the stock market skyrocketed since Donald Trump was elected President, the markets rise is record breaking.  Since the 2016 election,...


America's Problem: Trump Is Married To The Mob "IndyWatch Feed"

Trump's Mafia connections have been dogging him for his whole life. Somehow they didn't impress his supporters-- except maybe in Staten Island where Mon connections are considered a plus. Yesterday David Von Drehle gave it another try in the Washington Post: All The President's Wiseguys. Trump, he wrote, "spent plenty of time in mobbed-up milieus. As many journalists have documented-- the late Wayne Barrett and decorated investigator David Cay Johnston most deeply-- Trumps trail was blazed through one business after another notorious for corruption by organized crime. New York construction, for starters. In 1988, Vincent the Fish Cafaro of the Genovese crime family testified before a U.S. Senate committee concerning the Mafias control of building projects in New York. Construction unions and concrete contractors were deeply dirty, Cafaro confirmed, and four of the citys five crime families worked cooperatively to keep it that way."
This would not have been news to Trump, whose early political mentor and personal lawyer was Roy Cohn, consigliere to such dons as Fat Tony Salerno and Carmine Galante. After Cohn guided the brash young developer through the gutters of city politics to win permits for Trump Plaza and Trump Tower, it happened that Trump elected to build primarily with concrete rather than steel. He bought the mud at inflated prices from S&A Concrete, co-owned by Cohns client Salerno and Paul Castellano, boss of the Gambino family.

Coincidence? Fuhgeddaboudit.

Trump moved next into the New Jersey casino business, which was every bit as clean as it sounds. State officials merely shrugged when Trump bought a piece of land from associates of Philadelphia mob boss Little Nicky Scarfo for roughly $500,000 more than it was worth. However, this and other ties persuaded police in Australia to block Trumps bid to build a casino in Sydney in 1987, citing Trumps Mafia connections.



Baltimore Schools Were About To Cut Athletes For Low GPAs Until Six Schools Couldnt Field Any Sports Teams "IndyWatch Feed"

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Via BPR: Baltimore schools delayed implementing a grade policy in August that would have prevented six schools from fielding any sports teams. Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) policy would have restricted student-athletes who had not achieved at least a 2.0 (C) GPA in summer school or the []


Actor caves to SJW mob, apologizes for daring to name his show Real Men Watch Bravo "IndyWatch Feed"

Jerry OConnell is an actor who is best known for his childhood role in the 1986 movie, Stand By Me. Hes got a new gig on Bravo TV and is going to host a show that was titled, Real Men Continue reading


Do We Really Evaluate Each Being On The Basis Of A Monetary Value? "IndyWatch Feed"

Re: Cost Considerations in Rulemaking Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0107 Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposed Rule Comment Deadline August 13th, 11.59 pm:

One comment submitted by the public:
I continue to be surprised and dismayed at the notion that money must be the determining factor in decision-making re: the preservation of health of all living organisms. Do we really evaluate each being on the basis of a monetary value?

I realize that consideration of the costs and benefits in the process of rule making may be a tool used by decision-makers. However, I want to reiterate that the human impact of decision-making needs to be the first consideration.

I refuse to have my life reduced to a monetary formula.

Many more comments...


Only Our Environmental Protection Measures Stand Between Us And Disaster "IndyWatch Feed"

Re: Cost Considerations in Rulemaking Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0107 Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposed Rule Comment Deadline Monday August 13th, 11.59 pm:

One Comment submitted by the public:
The basic premise that environmental protection rules cost business more than the benefits to the public and public health is erroneous. For every dollar spent of increased costs, $2 to $12 is saved in public health.

Furthermore, the environmental costs to the public are not shared by the businesses that benefit from a relaxation of environmental protections; the taxpayers are on the hook for the harm caused by businesses to the public good.

We need clean air, water, and soil to continue to exist as a nation.

We already have higher health costs than other industrialized nations. If environmental protections are relaxed or ended, those costs will skyrocket.

We must protect our climate and resources in order to be a powerful nation. We must have a healthy workforce. We must grow the crops we need to survive. Only our environmental protection measures stand between us and disaster.

With droughts, flooding, and other catastrophic weather events becoming common occurences, we must do everything we can to protect out climate. That includes reining in fossil fuel exploration and exploitation.

It includes fostering new ways to produce energy and transport people and goods.

Our current challenge is to make big changes in the way we do business, and that means we must really look at long-term costs and benefits in the rulemaking process. That means we must have transparency and be consistent in applying the rules that protect the common good.

Many more comments are found at the regulations web site. A more detailed comment is here:

The above is separate from, but related to, the Thursday, August 16th, comment deadline:...


Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed"

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Trump Administration Taking The E And The P Out Of The EPA "IndyWatch Feed"

Re: Cost Considerations in Rulemaking Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0107 Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposed Rule Comment Deadline August 13th, 11.59 pm:

One comment submitted by the public:
It is painfully obvious that the current head of the EPA is taking out the E and the P out of the EPA, which is benefiting all the businesses which have been regulated by the EPA in the savings they are incurring by not having to comply with the now cancelled regulations.

What is not benefiting from this destruction of the EPA is the environment and all of us who will be experiencing greater health risks and shorter life spans due to greater contamination of our countrys water and air, along with adding to increasing harsher weather events, corresponding property damage and crop losses.

There is an obvious blinded view that increasing consistency and transparency consideration of costs and benefits dominated as to its effects for the business community, while leaving out the effects for our countrys environment.


August 13th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #571 "IndyWatch Feed"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading


Monday August 13th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading


In a Corporatist System of Government "IndyWatch Feed"

Last year, representatives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were instructed on the US Senate floor that it is their responsibility to quell information rebellions and adopt a mission statement expressing their commitment to prevent the fomenting of discord.

Civil wars dont start with gunshots, they start with words, the representatives were told. Americas war with itself has already begun. We all must act now on the social media battlefield to quell information rebellions that can quickly lead to violent confrontations and easily transform us into the Divided States of America.

Yes, this really happened.

Today Twitter has silenced three important anti-war voices on its platform: it has suspended Daniel McAdams, the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute, suspended Scott Horton of the Scott Horton Show, and completely removed the account of prominent writer Peter Van Buren.

Im about to talk about the censorship of Alex Jones and Infowars now, so let me get the blah blah I dont like Alex Jones thing out of the way so that my social media notifications arent inundated with people saying Caitlin didnt say the blah blah I dont like Alex Jones thing! I shouldnt have to, because this isnt actually about Alex Jones, but here it is:

I dont like Alex Jones. Hes made millions saying the things disgruntled right-wingers want to hear instead of telling the truth; he throws in disinfo with his info, which is the same as lying all the time. Hes made countless false predictions and his sudden sycophantic support for a US president has helped lull the populist right into complacency when they should be holding Trump to his non-interventionist campaign pledges, making him even more worthless than he was prior to 2016.

But this isnt about defending Alex Jones. He just happens to be the thinnest edge of the wedge.

Infowars has been censored from Facebook, Youtube (which is part of Google), Apple, Spotify, and now even Pinterest, all within hours of each other. This happens to have occurred at the same time Infowars was circulating a petition with tens of thousands of signatures calling on President Trump to pardon WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange, who poses a much greater threat to establishment narratives than Alex Jones ever has. Assanges mother also reports...

When Mainstream Economics Was Wrong "IndyWatch Feed"

[Foreword to Mark Thorntons new book The Skyscraper Curse: And How Austrian Economists Predicted Every Major Economic Crisis of the Last Century (Auburn, AL: Mises Institute, 2018).]

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, the economics profession suffered a blow to what reputation it had. But unlike most of his colleagues, Mark Thornton was vindicated by 2008. Mark has been a voice of sanity at times when the wild interventions of the Federal Reserve have caused otherwise sensible people to lose their minds.

One rule of thumb Ive adopted is: whenever the idea that the business cycle may have been tamed forever starts to become mainstream, the bust is around the corner.

After reading this book, youll see why. Mark discusses the very different records of Irving Fisher and Ludwig von Mises in the 1920s, with the former saying (in late 1929!) that stock prices had reached a permanently high plateau and Mises warning that all the artificial credit creation of the worlds central banks meant a reckoning was coming.

At the end of the 1960s, presidential economic adviser Arthur Okun announced that wise fiscal and monetary policy was making boom and bust a thing of the past. One month after his book on the subject was released, the United States was officially in recession.

The dot-com bubble of the 1990s continued the pattern. Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan even speculated that we had entered an age in which booms no longer necessarily had to be followed by busts.

I trust you know what happened next.

The most recent financial crisis, which was connected to an especially destructive housing bubble, yielded the same kind of crazy commentary: why, real estate prices never fall!

I trust you know what happened next.

In fact, Mark Thornton was one of a handful of economists to warn as early as 2004 of a housing bubble and its inevitable consequence. That was a lonely position to adopt in those days. Nobody wanted to hear the words unsustainable or bubble when buying multiple properties and sitting on them seemed to be a path to certain riches. Of course, Mark was the voice that would have done them the most good had they bothered to listen, because they might thereby have limited their exposure to the bust that was surely coming.

But when all so-called respectable voices are assuring everyone that all is well, it is the wise man who appears to be the crank.

Now had Mark been known for nothing more t...

Gun Owners Should Fear the Deep State "IndyWatch Feed"

Washington, often in federal agencies with vast sway and little accountability. According to a March poll, 74 percent of Americans believe that a deep state probably exists.

Unfortunately, the deep state could increasingly focus on gun owners in the coming years. The number of Americans who are violating firearm laws and regulations is increasing by tens or hundreds of thousands almost every year. This is not the result of a violent crime wave, but because politicians are continually criminalizing the possession of items that were previously legally owned.

Five years ago, the Connecticut legislature decreed that all owners of so-called assault weapons (which included any semi-automatic rifle with a pistol grip) must register their firearms. Perhaps as few as 15 percent of gun owners bothered to comply with the new lawmeaning that Connecticut had up to 100,000 criminals living within its border. A 2016 Albany Times Union editorial lamented that 96 percent of roughly 1 million New Yorkers who owned so-called assault weapons failed to comply with registration requirements. California gun bans have been met with similar, massive non-compliance. Undeterred, local governments have begun jumping on the bandwagon. Deerfield, Ill., recently decreed a $1,000-a-day penalty on anyone who fails to surrender or disable their semi-automatic firearms with cosmetic features that frighten politicians and editorial writers.

While such laws were made by elected officials, it is unelected bureaucrats who are largely left in charge of enforcement, and that can cause big problems for gun owners. Just before press time for this issue, it was reported that a California farmer who was simply trying to meet the states ever-changing restrictive gun laws by registering his rifle is being charged with 12 felonies after the state DOJ determined his AR-15 to be illegally modified. That determination served as grounds for the agency to raid the mans home and confiscate 12 firearms, 230 rounds of ammunition and two suppressors. He was later released on $150,000 bond, and at press time the case was still pending.

In addition to such state actions, there is a growing clamor on Capitol Hill to impose a nationwide ban on AR-15s and other semi-automatic firearms. If that happens, most gun owners are unlikely to surrender their prized possessions in response to a D.C. dictate. As a result, millions of Americans could technically become felons overnight for refusing to obey what they consider an unjust law.

The deep states surveillance and...

Lenin Updated "IndyWatch Feed"

Its dj vu all over again.

First US President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki and appears to make some progress towards his stated goal of putting ties between Washington and Moscow on a positive course. Immediately, all hell breaks loose. Trump is a called a traitor. The sanctions bill from hell is introduced in the Senate. Trump is forced on the defensive.

Next Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky visits Moscow, where he meets with Putin and gives him a letter from Trump proposing moderate steps towards rapprochement. Paul also talks with Russian Senators and invites them to come to Washington to continue the dialogue. Immediately, all hell breaks loose. Paul is called a traitor. The State Department finds the Russians guilty of the using illegal chemical weapons (CW) in the United Kingdom and imposes sanctions. Trump is forced even more on the defensive.

In each instance the actions of the Washington establishment, both in Congress and in even in departments and agencies allegedly part of the Executive Branch of government headed by Trump, moved quickly to nip in the bud even the most tentative efforts by Trump to keep his campaign pledge. With regard to the new CW sanctions it is unclear whether Trump had anything to do with them at all; most likely they either were imposed without his participation or he acceded to them because he felt he had no other option.

It is debatable how much of the US government Trump actually controls. The baseless CW finding by the State Department (with heavy pressure from Congress) is the work of Trumps globalist enemies in the bureaucracy and in Congress (all of the Democrats, and almost all of the Republicans), with the complicity of his own appointees, to undermine his overtures to Moscow and further erode his Executive authority. Besides blocking every possible path to dtente with Russia, this is another step to setting Trump up for removal from office.


Changing Oil Too Soon "IndyWatch Feed"

Knowing when its time to change the oil in a regularly driven car is easy the cars manufacturer provides specific time and mileage intervals. They are right there in your owners manual. In addition to this, many cars built since the early 2000s have built-in oil life/condition monitors that fine-tune these intervals by chemically sampling the condition of the oil as you drive, advising you to change it sooner or later   according to its actual state, which is a function of the type of driving you do.

But what about a car that isnt driven much? One that passes by the maximum originally specified time interval without having racked up even a fourth of the specified miles?

Does it makes sense is it necessary  to change the oil (and filter) if the car has only been driven 500 miles since its last oil change just because its been a year since its last oil change?

It is ok to leave it in there until it reaches the mileage interval, even if takes two years to get there?

Probably not.

To understand why the first thing to know is that its not so much the oil youre changing as the contaminants in the oil youre draining and getting rid of. These include water which gets into the oil via both internal condensation and also from the ethanol that dilutes most of the gas sold in the United States. Ethanol attracts water and ethanol (alcohol) is also corrosive.

Gasoline itself is another source of contamination. Its a solvent as well as a fuel and very good at leaking past old, brittle o-rings and gaskets and other fuel system parts and seeping into places where its not desirable, such as the crankcase (the bottom part of the engine, where the oil sits when the engine isnt running).

Cars made before the early 80s that have carburetors rather than fuel injection are especially prone to gas getting into the oil and not just from seeping while sitting. Carburetor-fed cars sometimes run rich (more fuel than ideal in the air-fuel mix) and that problem is double-downed on if the car is only started and run every once in a while.

It might seem counterintuitive, but the longer a car just sits, the faster the oil acquires things you dont want in the oil.

This happens in part because of the nature of sitting idle (seals and o-rings dry out and shrink faster when theyre not bathed in circulating/pressurized fluids) and also because a rarely or lightly used car may never run long enough for the engine to get hot enough burn them off.

The worst case scenario from the standpoint of unwanted shortening of the life of the oil is the occasional start em up and let it idle for a few minutes in the garage and then shut it off. Some people think that firing up...

Fever Pitch "IndyWatch Feed"

Those in the USA who have not been driven plumb insane by President Donald Trump are probably scratching their heads down to the subdural cavity this week with his imposition of more severe sanctions on Russia only a month after he went to Helsinki to repair tattered relations with Russias president, Mr. Putin. The official reason: payback for the poisoning in Wiltshire, UK, of Sergei Skripal, retired UK/Russia double agent, and his daughter Yulia.

Really? For that? For a botched assassination with one of the worlds most potent military nerve agents which, by the way, failed to kill its victims. (Somebody please go inform the Russian military that they may have batch problems over at the nerve agent lab.) Oh, also, by the way, theres less evidence that whatever-it-was on the Skripals doorknob, or in the bubble-and-squeak they ordered at that restaurant, came from Russia than from the UKs own military poisons lab at nearby Porton Down.

This new mystifying chapter in US foreign relations raises some beguiling questions. For instance: why exactly do we give a fuck about a Russian spy who sold out to the UK at the same moment in history that we (that is, the American public and their news media) hardly heaved a sigh over the joint US Saudi bombing of a school bus in Yemen that killed 43 people, mostly children, this week?

Want to see the dishonesty of The New York Times in action? Read this story from Thursdays (Aug 9) paper about the school bus bombing. The lede says: An airstrike from the Saudi-led coalition struck a school bus in northern Yemen on Thursday and killed dozens of people, many of them children. Got that? A coalition. Guess what? Nowhere in the story does the Times explain that the US is part of that coalition. The strikes were carried out in accordance with international humanitarian law. The Times concluded the story. Szh-yeah, Im sure.

Our President, who I like to call the Golden Golem of Greatness for his role in restoring this limping nation to something like a 1947 Jimmy Stewart movie all Christmas and kittens might be accused of overplaying the sanctions blame-game in order to demonstrate to our own Deep State how much he doesnt love Russia and its leader, Mr. Putin, a verified agent of Satan. Next thing you know, Mr. Trump will don evangelical robes and hurl bibles at a photo of Vladimir P on Don Lemons CNN show. Thatll get Ole Horseface Mueller off his back, wont it? And those pesky Dem-Progs drooling for impeachment.

Alas, this sanctions gambit may lead to serious consequences a nearly unthinkable outcome in our culture of Anything-Goes-and-Nothing-Matters. Mr. Putin responded to the latest sanctions talk by saying he might w...

The Grand Irony of RussiaGate "IndyWatch Feed"

When the Soviet regime exiled Sakharov in 1980, everybody assumed the USSR was permanent and impregnable to collapse.

There are many ironies in the RussiaGate drama, but none greater than this: The U.S. becomes more like the former U.S.S.R. every day. Longtime correspondent Bart D. sketches out the irony:

I look at the US economy and what I see in actual everyday life is that corrupted capitalism has resulted in the same problems for average citizens as what crony communism did for the citizens of the USSR.

Poor consumer choice. Poor resource allocation. Poor quality consumer products. Poor environmental management/outcomes. Hyper-vigilance and hyper-control of Government over its people. Dodgy Utilities. The difference is that the Soviet Union had a better healthcare system than USA currently has and better housing availability for common people.

Hows the irony! Capitalism and Communism ultimately end up with similar outcomes and for the same reason: Cartel behaviours and cronyism.

Exactly. When the system is rigged to benefit insiders, cartels, cronies and elites at the expense of the many outsiders, the status quo must mask this reality with propaganda and Big Lies: that is, keep repeating the lie until people believe it due to its embrace by experts and authorities.

Case in point: inflation. The masses consuming the mainstream media apparently accept the Big Lie that inflation (i.e. loss of purchasing power of our money) is 2%, i.e. near zero.

But the reality is quite different: stagnant wages + soaring real-world inflation = lower standards of living, which is precisely what the bottom 80% of American households have been experiencing for the past decade of growth and recovery.

The citizens of the old Soviet regime had a wry saying: they pretend to pay us and we pretend to work. I propose a variation for the hapless US citizenry:

They pretend inflation is low and we pretend to be prosperous.

The current clampdown on social media and alternative media in America is ripped right from the playbook of the Soviet regime. We must protect you from fake news, lest you start questioning the official narratives of strong growth, prosperity, low inflation, etc.


YouTube To Scribble Green Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed"

You can smell the desperation.

YouTube will now place Wikipedia entries about global warming below videos refuting evidence of rising temperatures

  • YouTube will add snippets of factual information on select video clips
  • It will target controversial topics, such as anti-vaccination and climate change
  • YouTube hopes it will reduce misinformation and conspiracy theories on the site
  • Only US viewers can see the feature for now, but YouTube plans to roll-out the feature worldwide at a later date

PUBLISHED: 20:52 AEST, 9 August 2018 | UPDATED: 22:15 AEST, 9 August 2018

YouTube is fighting back against climate change deniers by implementing a fact-checking box below user-uploaded videos on the controversial topic.

The system will surface information from Wikipedia or Britannica Encyclopedia to display factual information in bitesize chunks below videos on climate change.

YouTube already implemented the feature for videos on a slew of other contentious topics, including the MMR vaccination, the moon landing and UFOs.

However, this is the first time the platform has targeted climate change deniers.

In one example of the updated feature, a Wikipedia snippet read: multiple lines of scientific evidence show that the climate system is warming.

A YouTube spokesperson has previously confirmed there will be a time delay from when a Wikipedia page is edited to when it appears on the preview beneath a video.

This is designed to allow Wikipedia editors time to catch any discrepancies that sneak under the radar.

Read more here.

A lot of people are worried about giant left wing tech monopolies hijacking the climate debate and other hot political issues. I do not share this concern.

The reason this attempted takeover wont work is, media giants like Youtube are not true monopolies.

Think about what happened when traditional media giants got uppity. They didnt dominate the debate when they stopped pretending to be objective, they just alienated former viewers who were offended by their bias. Their arrogance created the opportunity for the rise of new media enterprises, by creating a large pool of people who were dissatisfied with the increasingly open biases of traditional media.

I believe something s...

The Fraudulent Frulein "IndyWatch Feed"

From time to time I would meet the late Professor Michael Shepherd for a drink. He was a most distinguished researcher in the psychiatric field, and he was formidably erudite. He also had a satirical sense of humor, laughing at the worlds absurdity. Once, for example, tired of clich and meaningless phrases, he put forward the motion at the World Health Assembly that war is bad for health.

There were a lot of wars going on at the time, and he knew that his motionseemingly so innocuouswould cause uproar. It did. The delegates of each country engaged in war insisted that its war was good for health, if not immediately, then ultimately, for it was fighting for nothing less than peace and justice, which, as is obvious, are the preconditions of health.

On the last occasion that I met him before his sudden death, he laughed at the pedantic absurdities of modern academe. As an instance he gave a recently published book about the life of Hermine Hug-Hellmuth, a figure entirely forgotten (this was in the days when the book had not yet lost its prestige in our cultural economy). Hug-Hellmuth was an early psychoanalyst who left almost no trace in history, even with Freuds gnostic sect. She was revived, Professor Shepherd suggested, because academics have to study and publish something new, however worthless. He laughed.

Subsequently I bought the book on her (Hermine Hug-Hellmuth: Her Life and Work, by George Maclean and Ulrich Rappen), thinking that it might one day be a curiosity. I did not ready any of it until much later. Gradually my laughter or levity gave way to sorrow. Her story was a tragic one, though not without a bitterly comic element.

The book contains both a short biography and a translation of some of her writings. The biographical section begins:

Who was Hermine Hug-Hellmuth? What did she do?

This is an inauspicious beginning because one usually reads a biography with some slight prior notion of or interest in its subject. The first paragraph continues:

When we developed our initial curiosity and began our project, no one knew much about her. People were even confused about her name.

So far, at least, Professor Shepherds amusement seemed justified.

The biography was very short, because indeed little was known of her. Most of us exit the world leaving little trace, and this is even more s...

A Gun-Toting Neighbor "IndyWatch Feed"

A man with a concealed carry permit stepped up to help his neighbor when she was confronted by an armed man during an attempted carjacking last week.

Police in Littlefield, Texas are publicly thanking area resident Adam Armstrong for his quick action in coming to the aid of his neighbor after she had a run-in with Ruben Garcia Lopez. Police say they responded to the 900 block of West 4th Street last Thursday after a call that Lopez, armed with a knife, was assaulting a female and trying to take her car.

Armstrong, seeing the event unfold in his neighborhood, retrieved a handgun and confronted Lopez during the incident, forcing the man to stop the assault.

He got to the driveway and pulled a knife, so I grabbed my pistol, Armstrong, who has had his license to carry for about six months, told Everything Lubbock, saying events such as these were the reason he chose to get his permit.

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The post A Gun-Toting Neighbor appeared first on LewRockwell.

Latest Sanctions Against Russia "IndyWatch Feed"

US President Donald Trump is not in control of his own administration, as evidenced by the latest round of sanctions imposed against Russia for the alleged involvement in the poisoning of the Skripals in the UK in March.

The sanctions came the same day that US Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced on a trip to Moscow that he had handed over a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin from Trump calling for better relations between the two countries.

For that reason, the timing appears to be suspect, suggesting strongly that Trump has his own foreign policy while the Trump administration, comprised mainly of bureaucrats referred to as the Deep State, have their own. Right now, they appear to be in control, not President Trump, over his own administration, and it is having the adverse effect of further alienating Washington and Moscow.

The neocons, led by National Security Advisor John Bolton, along with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, comprise the Trump war cabinet ostensibly aimed at directing a harder line toward Syria, North Korea, Iran but also Russia.

Bolton, in particular, has been outspoken in calling for regime change in some of  these countries. Trump not so much so. In fact, he has said just the opposite. Nevertheless, their anti-Russian flair in Washington has breathed new life into the neocons who, along with the Democrats, Deep State and much of the mainstream media, have pushed the false narrative of collusion between Russia and Trump.

This persistent anti-Russian rant and repeated sanctions which have been imposed have had the effect of leading to further threats of sanctions for questionable reasons, raising the potential prospect of suspension of diplomatic ties.

Even at the height of the Cold War, relations between the US and Russia never reached such low depths as they have now. The latest sanctions affect primarily dual-use technologies which are civilian products with potential military applications. They include gas turbine engines, electronics and integrated circuits which will now be denied. Previous sanctions going back to the Obama administration, however, already imposed bans on many of these dual-use technologies.

In addition, the US has delivered an ultimatum, saying that if Russia does not give assurances within 90 days that it will no longer use chemical weapons and allow international inspectors to inspect its production facilities, further sanctions will be implemented. But Russia denies it used chemical weapons. Unlike the US, it...

California Super Volcano "IndyWatch Feed"

The amount of magma in the Long Valley Caldera is so large it could support an eruption equivalent to the massive one which occurred 767,000 years ago, which released 140 cubic miles of material into the atmosphere.

By comparison, the 1980 Mount St Helens eruption resulted in the release of 0.29 cubic miles.

While the Long Valley Caldera is unlikely to blow anytime soon, the report, written by scientists from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the University of California, and the University of Rhode Island, said: We can conclude the mid-crustal reservoir is still melt-rich.

We estimate the reservoir currently contains enough melt to support another super eruption comparable in size to the caldera-forming eruption at 767 ka.

The report, published by the Geological Society of America, stresses however that there is no need to start panicking, adding: This volume and a relatively high melt fraction in no way ensures that the magma is eruptible.

The team used cutting-edge techniques to inspect the volcano in great detail, enabling them to reach their stunning conclusions.

The Long Valley Caldera is one of the Earths largest calderas, measuring about 20 miles long, 11 miles wide and up to 3,000 feet (910 m) deep.

After four strong earthquakes shook the Long Valley area in 1980, USGS scientists also detected evidence of renewed volcanic unrest in the region.
They subsequently found that the central part of caldera was slowly rising.

Scientists used high-tech equipment to examine the supervolcano in detail (Image: Geological Society of America)

A fact sheet issued by the USGS states: Because such ground deformation and earthquakes are common precursors of volcanic eruptions, the USGS has continued to closely monitor the unrest in this region.

It is natural to wonder when and where the next volcanic eruption might occur in the Long Valley area. Geologic processes generally proceed at a slow pace, and when viewed on the scale of a human lifetime, volcanic eruptions and destructive earthquakes happen rarely.

Nevertheless, the l...


Do You Think Trump Cares What Jesus Would Do? Do You Think Evangelical Christians Who Worship Him Do? "IndyWatch Feed"

Fascism Comes To America by Nancy Ohanian

There are some Republicans-- precious few-- who will work to try to separate the Republican Party from the racism that Trump has inserted into its DNA. Mitt Romney, soon to be Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), is setting himself up as a Republican alternative to Trump on issues where Trump makes normal peoples' skin crawl. He has a column he publishes on his website, "As I See It," and this week's is called Race And Equality. It's most unlikely to please Trumpanzee if someone shows it to him.
A year ago in Charlottesville, a Nazi white supremacist plowed his car into a group of people, killing Heather Heyer and injuring several others. His object was to brutalize and terrorize demonstrators whom he and his hate brigade opposed. The President opined that there were good people in both groups, a statement for which he was widely criticized. My view-- then and now-- is that people who knowingly march under the Nazi banner have disqualified themselves as good people. Accordingly, I wrote:

Prior to and after Charlottesville, the Pres...


I Would Murder Him Do Him Like Gaddafi Antifa Activists on Video Threaten to Kill President Trump at Unite The Right Counter-Protest "IndyWatch Feed"

Antifa activists counter-protesting the so-called Unite the Right 2 rally across from the White House in Washington, D.C. on Sunday spoke on camera to Daily Caller reporter Benny Johnson, bluntly stating they want to murder President Donald Trump.

Johnson posted the video to Twitter with captions.

Here was my question to the progressive protesters (I asked everyone the same question): If Donald Trump showed up here, what would you say or do? Over half-dozen progressives voluntarily told me they would kill Trump. This is the *definition* of Violence on both sides

I was only at the event for one hour. I had 5 people threaten to physically harm or kill the president.
ON CAMERA. At least a few of these threats are worthy of the @SecretService investigation

I asked leftist progressives outside the White House today what they would do if they met President Trump. Their answers: I would murder him. Wed have to do him like Gaddafi. If I get a chance to fuck him up I would.
Beat his ass. There is violence on both sides



TRUMP AND THE COMMIES: Anti-Communist Donald Trump vs. Commie Sympathizing Anti-Trumpers Brennan, Nellie Ohr, Steele, & Comey "IndyWatch Feed"

Guest post by Dr. Andrew Bostom

Donald Trumps muscular Anti-Communist pronouncements and observations from his 2000 book on public policy The America We Deserve highlighted the seditious role reversal underlying the manufactured Trump-Russia collusion faux narrative.

A simple juxtaposition of Trumps written words, versus the writings, utterances and behaviors of key players orchestrating what is now tantamount to a putsch (or coup detat, per former Federal prosecutor DiGenova)) against POTUS TrumpJohn Brennan, Nellie Ohr, Christopher Steele, and James Comeyshould make this dichotomy plain to even the most blinkered, and doctrinaire Never Trumpers of any persuasion.

Readers are referred to my colleague Diana Wests extensive, illuminating backgrounders to contextualize the hard Left (even Pro-Communist) proclivities of Nellie Ohr, Christopher Steele, and John Brennan. Nellie Ohr, for example (su...


Stranded, Neglected Horse Forms Bond With Golden Retriever At NC Rescue Shelter "IndyWatch Feed"

Via WBTV: A neglected horse that was found wandering the streets has formed a bond with a golden retriever at an animal rescue shelter in Union County. Darlene Kindle, with the Carolina Equine Rescue and Assistance in Wingate, said she received a call from a shelter in South Carolina about Sammy in late July. Sammy []


CNN Calls Violent Radical Antifa Leftists Anti-Hate Protesters "IndyWatch Feed"

Yup, yesterday they chanted all cops are bastards and A-anti-anti-Capitalista, then attacked a reporter. Today, check out the love: Antifa and Secret Service clash in front of the White House Eggs flying Tim Mak (@timkmak) August 12, 2018 And just remember anyone they dont like is a Nazi, especially Trump supporters, police or []


The Media Are Hiding Their Knowledge and Duplicity Buzzfeed, WaPo and New York Times Had Unredacted FISA Application For Over A Year "IndyWatch Feed"

We shared a discussion thread several months ago about how the media are enmeshed within the story of the DOJ and FBI corruption. However, only recently did we discover the media engagements were not just pervasive, they were/are participatory. As Continue reading


Tina Dupuy: Donald Trump Broke The Presidency, Its Time To Get Rid Of The Job Altogether "IndyWatch Feed"

She hasnt been the same since Al Franken groped her. Via USA Today: Weve seen it: the belligerent typo-ridden tweets; the fawning press conferences with autocrats and overlords; the self-described Nazis on parade praising an American presidents name. We have seen it with our own eyes. There is a bloated authoritarian lounging in his bathrobe []


Chicago Officials Looking at Universal Basic Income Program "IndyWatch Feed"

Oh, thatll work. Via Free Beacon: Officials in Chicago want to test the waters of offering a universal basic income. A majority of city council members are telling Mayor Rahm Emanuel to form a task force to look into Universal Basic Income programs, which is essentially a periodic check from the government with no strings []


El Tiempo Restaurant Faces Backlash After Owner Takes Picture With AG Jeff Sessions "IndyWatch Feed"

Triggered the social justice warriors. Via Click 2 Houston: The social media accounts of a popular Houston Tex-Mex restaurant have been shut down due to extreme backlash over a controversial picture. The decision to shut down the social media accounts came after the El Tiempo posted a photo of executive chef Domenic Laurenzo with U.S. []


We Have To Vote For Every Democrat Running For The House (Except Debbie Wasserman Schultz) Because... Trump "IndyWatch Feed"

I'm color-blind. I literally can't even tell red from green. Jacquie has been working with Jamie, Blue America's web designer, on a new lay-out. They cc me on the endless discussions of endless minutiae, even shades of colors that I can't see. It's been going on for weeks and weeks. The other day I mistakenly thought they had the final design done and replied that "it looks great," which it did. But it wasn't done and Jacquie gently yelled at me for butting in, implying, correctly, that I didn't know what I was talking about. And it wasn't just about color. Every bit and bop was something that spent time getting exactly right. I hadn't been paying any attention. I just thought it looked cool at the end of the process.

The next day, the political director of another progressive organization I belong to sent out a raw list of candidates they were about to investigate to all the directors. The list was just a random list of Democrats who had won their primaries-- great candidates like Jared Golden (D-ME), James Thompson (D-KS) and Jess King (D-PA) and especially wretched candidates like Anthony Brindisi (Blue Dog-NY), Max Rose (Blue Dog-NY), Jason Crow (New Dem-CO), Tom Malinowski (New Dem-NJ).

I might not know the difference between red and green, but I do know the difference between progressives and corporate Dems from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party. I have no doubt that in the course of investigating crap like Brindisi, Crow and the rest, they will be eliminated from contention and never be heard from again. But many of the directors just saw a list, didn't read what the list was about and thought they were voting for or against endorsing the candidates. Everyone who replied said "yes." I was as mortified as Jacquie must have been when I replied to what I thought was the finished web design the day before.

Let's keep this...



Let's start with the headline of this Washington Post story:

"Despite" is the wrong word. What should it be instead? "Largely as a result of"?

Junior is obviously a star because being linked to pro-Russia is a badge of honor on the right:

[President Trump's] namesake son ... has emerged as the presidents political alter ego and an in-demand campaign celebrity ahead of Novembers midterm elections.

... for many in Trumps political base, seeing Trump Jr. in the crosshairs of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III may be more of a benefit than a drawback.

... Trump Jr. serves as a physical reminder to Trump voters that failure in November raises the specter of impeachment.

He is fundamentally educating the American people that we must have a Republican House in November, because the alternatives are first and foremost the impeachment of his father, said David Bossie, Trumps former deputy campaign manager.
As we all know, Junior is an ignoramus:
He co-hosted a Washington screening earlier this month of Death of a Nation, a film by conservative firebrand Dinesh DSouza (whom the president pardoned) alleging ties between the Democratic Party and Nazis. In an interview there, Trump Jr. compared the Nazi platform in the early 1930s to todays Democratic National Committee platform.
But that doesn't matter in the GOP -- in fact, it's beneficial. Here we are in the Democratic Party, asking ourselves whether Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is really ready for prime time, and possibly might need a little more experience, or might benefit from a deeper grounding in the issues -- but Republicans don't care about any of that. Anyone who turns their voters into spittle-flecked rage monsters is declared to be a superstar -- and the Post's Ashley Parker and Philip Rucker seem to be eagerly accepting this assessment:
Trump Jr. who, together with brother Eric, took over the familys real estate and branding company when their father became president is planning an aggressive fall schedule of appearances from Montana to Texas to New York to help Republicans maintain their Senate and House majorities.

He can bridge anyplace, said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). It...


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