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Friday, 18 May


SHUT IT DOWN=> Robert Mueller Issues Grand Jury Subpoena to Roger Stones Driver "IndyWatch Feed"

The Special Counsel issued a grand jury subpoena to another Roger Stone aide, Reuters reported.

The 30-year-old aide is Roger Stones driver and accountant. 

Reuters reported:

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed a key assistant of long-time Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone, two people with knowledge of the matter said, the latest sign that Muellers investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election is increasingly focusing on Stone.

The subpoena was recently served on John Kakanis, 30, who has worked as a driver, accountant and operative for Stone.

Kakanis has been briefly questioned by the FBI on the topics of possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the WikiLeaks website, its founder Julian Assange, and the hacker or hackers who call themselves Guccifer 2.0, one of the people with knowledge of the matter said.

Mueller has not scheduled a grand jury appearance for Kakanis, the person said.

Stone said in an emailed statement to Reuters on Friday he believes Muellers scrutiny on him stems from misapprehensions and misconceptions created by the media, and that he would ultimately be exonerated of any alleged wrongdoing.

I sincerely hope when this occurs that the grotesque, defamatory media campaign which I have endured for years now will finally come to its long-overdue end, wrote Stone, one of Trumps closest political advisers in the years before he ran for president.

On Wednesday it was reported Robert Mueller issued two grand jury subpoenas to Roger Stones social media consultant, Jason Sullivan late last week.

One of the subpoenas requested Sullivan appear before a grand jury on Friday May 18th.

Mueller is investigating whether Trumps longtime advisor Roger Stone or anyone in Trumps inner circle had advance knowledge of the Russians hacking Podestas emails and sending them to WikiLeaks.

Roger Stone has repeatedly denied he was aware of any c...


Trump's Newest Threat To North Korea Makes A Deal Impossible "IndyWatch Feed"

President Trump again derailed the negotiations with North Korea. It will be difficult to get them back on track. The attitude he showed makes it unlikely that any deal will be made. Tuesday night North Korea threatened to cancel the...


Climate Change-- Are There Any Democrats Who Would Sell Out To The Koch Brothers? "IndyWatch Feed"

Pelosi is serious when she appoints members to the House Science Committee. Ryan and Boehner always thought it was a time for humor. Imagine the laughs when Ryan appointed Scientologist and Big Oil puppet Lamar Smith chairman. How about Orange County crackpot, stoner Dana Rohrabacher? Webster (FL), Loudermilk (GA), Biggs (AZ)... all laughingstocks. Ryan just put another Arizonan on the committee last week, newly elected crazy person Debbie Lesko (AZ). "She's another nutter. We can't put her on a serious committee; put her on Science, where she can rant and rave." But the biggest lunatic on the Science Committee has got to be Alabama freak show Mo Brooks. Brooks was just the star of his own article in ultra prestigious Science magazine this week, Republican lawmaker: Rocks tumbling into ocean causing sea level rise. Embarrassing? Not to Brooks; just to America.
The Earth is not warming. The White Cliffs of Dover are tumbling into the sea and causing sea levels to rise. Global warming is helping grow the Antarctic ice sheet.

Those are some of the skeptical assertions echoed by Republicans on the U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Committee yesterday. The lawmakers at times embraced research that questions mainstream climate science during a hearing on how technology can be used to address global warming.

A leading climate scientist testifying before the panel spent much of the two hours correcting misstatements.

The purpose of the hearing was to focus on how technology could be deployed for climate change adaptation. But the hearing frequently turned to the ba...


TOM FITTON: New Emails Reveal Hillary-Linked Podesta Group Lobbied Pro-Kremlin Ukrainian Political Front Group "IndyWatch Feed"

John Podesta (L) Tony Podesta (R)

New emails obtained by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch reveal more Mueller hypocrisy. 

The Podesta Group, the now defunct lobbying firm ran by John Podestas brother, Tony Podesta, was lobbying a pro-Kremlin Ukrainian political front yet was never issued an indictment from Mueller even though they failed to register as a foreign agent.

Trumps former campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, however, was indicted for the exact same offense.

It gets worse

John Podesta was working for the Obama administration helping his brother Tony Podesta lobby on behalf of foreign companies a month after Hillary left the State Department.

Judicial Watch obtained 5 pages of records from the State Department after filing a FOIA lawsuit.

The Podesta Group was lobbying a pro-Kremlin Ukrainian front called Party of the Republics, Fitton said.

Both Manafort and the Podesta Group had to file foreign agent registration act forms disclosing their lobbying activities for groups like the party of the regions and some other fronts associated with Ukraine. ONLY MANAFORT WAS INDICTED for not filing those forms properly and on time when he should have, Fitton said.

The Podesta Group, a mega Democrat lobbying firm was not indicted, nor was Mr. Podesta himself, Fitton continued.

Enter John Podesta, a longtime Clinton operative

John Podesta is getting emails back and forth and agreeing to get some information and talking for his brother in this lobbying effort, Fitton explained.

What other involvements did John Podesta have in his brothers lobbying firm?

These emails are a stark reminder that Mueller is only interested in the alleged foreign ties that involve Mr. Trump, Fitton exclaimed.

The Podesta group was involved with the same Ukrainian entities that Manafort is being charged in federal court for, yet the Podestas arent being investigated.

As TGP previously reported, the Podesta Group, run by John Podestas brother Tony, retroactively filed DOJ disclosures for pro-Putin lobbying.



Venezuelas Maduro Plans To Bring In Colombians To Vote For Him "IndyWatch Feed"

Democrats looking on with interest. BOGOTA, May 17 (Reuters) President Nicolas Maduros socialist government has been giving Venezuelan identification cards to Colombians in order to transport them over the border to vote for him in Sundays presidential elections, the Colombian government said on Thursday. The diplomatic relationship between the neighboring countries has grown increasingly []


BREAKING: Santa Fe High School Killer Wore ANTIFA and Columbine Hammer-and-Sickle Pin "IndyWatch Feed"

At least 8 people are dead, several injured after a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas Friday morning.

This is who is responsible for killing 8-10 people this morning at Santa Fe High School. Dimitrios Pagourtzis.

Dimitrios had a Facebook page but it is already deleted.

Dimitrios Pagourtzis was wearing a jacket with the ANTIFA terrorist hammer-and-sickle emblem.

They sell these Antifa stars on Amazon.

Mike Cernovich reported:

MORE TGP contributor Cassandra Fairbanks noted that the killers pin was also worn at Columbine....


FIGURES. Crooked Hillary Calls For Gun Control After 17-Year-Old Uses Sawed-Off Shotgun and Bombs "IndyWatch Feed"

Ten people are dead, several injured after a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas Friday morning.

The shooter was identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis; a second suspect has also been detained.

Pagourtzis used a sawed-off shot gun and authorities found explosives on and adjacent to the campus, but leave it to the leftist lunatics to call for gun control.

Crooked Hillary wasted no time calling for gun control Friday as if any legislation could have stopped Pagourtzis.

Crooked Hillary just wont go away.

And heres another genius idea from Hillary Clinton.

More gun control after a 17-year-old uses a sawed-off shotgun and bombs. Why didnt we think of that?

Hillary tweeted: Every day that we fail to act on gun violence, we are failing our children. This should be a day for soul searching across America and that soul searching should be matched with legislating to begin dealing with this national shame.

And the internet responded


President Trump Delivers Remarks During Prison Reform Summit "IndyWatch Feed"

Earlier today President Trump delivered remarks during a White House summit discussing prison reform. . [Transcript] 11:41 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you very much. Unfortunately, I have to begin by expressing our sadness and heartbreak over Continue reading


BOMB TECHNICIANS Surround Home of Santa Fe High School Killer Dimitrios Pagourtzis "IndyWatch Feed"

At least 8 people are dead, several injured after a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas Friday morning.

One suspect is in custody and a second suspect has been detained.

The shooter is reportedly a student at the school.

This is who is responsible for killing 8-10 people this morning at Santa Fe High School. Dimitrios (Dimitri) Pagourtzis.

Dimitrios had a Facebook page but it is already deleted.

Facebook already took down his profile this morning.

Dimitrios has a YouTube account.

BOMB TECHNICIANS surround the home of killer Pagourtzis this morning.

Several law enforcement agencies are searching a mobile home in the 19000 block of Highway 6, where records show the teen lived.


Montana HS Student Suspended For Wearing Confederate Flag Sweatshirt, Says His Free Speech Is Violated "IndyWatch Feed"

Missoula is moonbat central in Montana. Via Fox News: A Montana high school student was disciplined Tuesday for wearing a Confederate flag sweatshirt after school officials told him not to. Mitchell Ballas, 17, was suspended after wearing the sweatshirt to Big Sky High School every day since last week. The student denies the flag represents []



Bill Gates has America's largest stash of fuck-you money, so he can say this without fearing the wrath of Trump:

Bill Gates discloses in newly revealed footage that President Trump twice asked him to clarify the difference between HIV and human papillomavirus (HPV).

MSNBCs All in With Chris Hayes aired footage Thursday night of the Microsoft founder speaking at a Gates Foundation event, telling the crowd about two meetings he had with Trump, one at Trump Tower during the presidential transition and another at the White House last year.

Both times he wanted to know if there was a difference between HPV and HIV, Gates said. So I was able to explain that those were rarely confused with each other.
Unfortunately, there's always someone who's willing to give Trump the benefit of the doubt, at least up to a point. This time it's Politico's Dan Diamond:

Diamond is right about point (2) -- it would be dangerous if Trump, who's a skeptic, ever convenes the commission on vaccines he once seriously considered creating. But point (1)? Sorry, but age is no excuse for Trump.

Diamond elaborated:


Back To The Past-- Into The Future... Paul Manafort, Trump's Campaign Manager, A Putin Guy "IndyWatch Feed"

It's late in September, 2018 and you're at home in Omaha, on North 24th Street between Cuming and Burt neatly tucked between Creighton University and the McDonald's, glued to the TV screen. Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell have basically been covering nothing but the two Manafort trials that started in July and August. The whole country is talking about nothing else. It's the closest we're going to get to a Trump trial until after he's impeached. The Manafort daily revelations have been stunning and tonight is no different. Congressman Don Bacon is ready to commit suicide. His Democratic challenger, Kara Eastman, doesn't care that the DCCC has refused to make her one of their candidates. She's going to win by at least 10 points anyway and she won't owe Pelosi or Hoyer anything. The early ballots arrived a couple days ago. The return rate is the biggest in history, especially from Democrats and independents. They're voting in record numbers.

In a few days California will start voting. Nebraska early voting starts 35 days before the election. In California it's 30 days. Polls show Mimi Walters, Steve Knight, Duncan Hunter, Dana Rohrabacher, Jeff Denham, David Valadao and Devin Nunes are all going down. That's been expected since the trials began. But now it looks like Paul Cook, Ken Calvert and Tom McClintock could lose their seats too; stunning! Doug LaMalfa and Kevin McCarthy may be the only Republicans from California left in Congress-- and McCarthy's race is looking sketchier by the day... by the revelation.

This week the country met a slickly dressed greasy crook, Manafort's former son-in-law, Jeff Yohai. He must have really hated his father-in-law. An old, old friend of mine had a rental property in Malibu and he rented it to a young married couple. Eventually they stopped paying rent on time and then stopped paying rent altogether... and it got worse from there. One day my friend gets a call from the FBI telling him they're about to raid the house, explaining that he has noth...


Breaking: Santa Fe Shooter Identified As Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17 "IndyWatch Feed"

Click on for video: NEW: Santa Fe shooting suspect has been identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, law enforcement sources tell CBS News CBS News (@CBSNews) May 18, 2018 May be the coat he wore during the act. He was described as wearing a trenchcoat, apparently similar to Columbine.


Santa Fe High School Shooting Nine Dead Student Suspect Arrested "IndyWatch Feed"

At least 9 people killed Friday morning in gunfire at Santa Fe High School. 30 miles south of Houston, Texas. Area hospitals reported at least a dozen others were injured. Police arrested a student suspect and detained a second person. Continue reading


Emma Gonzalez: If you want to shoot assault weapons, go serve your f*cking country "IndyWatch Feed"

According to Emma an AR-15 isnt imperative. Set aside the fact that an AR-15 is not an assault weapon. And set aside her fantasy that civilians should not own any of these weapons. And set aside the Second Amendment Heres Continue reading


Cracker Barrel To Republican: No Deportation Bus Here "IndyWatch Feed"

Scares off the workers. Update to this story. Via Daily Beast: A Republican running for governor of Georgia is bringing his racist Deportation Bus Tour to Cracker Barrel restaurantsand Cracker Barrel isnt having it. Michael Williams, a Georgia state senator, is currently polling dead last in the states Republican primary. With the primary next week, []


Santa Fe High School Shooter Identified: 17 Yr-Old Dimitrios Pagourtzis Had Born to Kill on His Facebook Page "IndyWatch Feed"

At least 8 people are dead, several injured after a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas Friday morning.

One suspect is in custody and a second suspect has been detained.

The shooter is reportedly a student at the school.

This is who is responsible for killing 8-10 people this morning at Santa Fe High School. Dimitrios (Dimitri) Pagourtzis.

Dimitrios had a Facebook page but it is already deleted.

Facebook already took down his profile this morning.

Dimitrios has a YouTube account.

Dimitri had explosives and a sawed-off shotgun.


Cash Incentives for Charter School Recruitment: Unethical Bribe or Shrewd Marketing Technique? "IndyWatch Feed"

In cash-strapped school districts, where traditional public schools and charters compete over funds, schools face acute financial pressure to attract and retain students. In recent years, some charter schools have discreetly turned to a controversial recruitment strategy: offering low-income families cash stipends or other prizes in exchange for drawing new students into their schools.

The practice is a not-much-discussed part of the school choice debate, and its not well-known how widespread it is either. This is in large part because schools are typically under no obligation to report it. Critics say these incentives amount to unethical bribes targeting primarily low-income families, though defenders say theyre just shrewd marketing techniques.

The KIPP charter network is one of the largest and most prestigious charter school networks across the country. In December 2016, KIPP Adelante, a San Diego charter, sent a newsletter out to enrolled families offering substantial cash stipends to those who could help recruit new fifth graders to their school.

The promotion read:

If you know a 5th grader at another school and you get them to come to school here, you will receive a premium of $500 to offset your childs educational expenses. In addition, the family you bring to KIPP Adelante will receive a premium of $100 (also for educational expenses) for enrolling their child here. Bring two 5th Graders to the school get $1000! These students have to attend our school for at least 2 weeks before you can collect your premium.

A former KIPP Adelante teacher shared the newsletter with The Intercept, troubled by the ad targeting a school where 99 percent of students enrolled are children of color, and 98 percent qualify for free-and-reduced-price lunch.

That same year, the school offered a smaller cash incentive program to KIPP Adelante employees to help recruit fifth graders. The specific drive to recruit those students can be explained by the schools unique makeup. In San Diego, elementary schools tend to go through the fifth grade, with middle school...


A Wonky Comment on Lead in the Ice Core "IndyWatch Feed"

All the media that pay attention to such things (NY Times, Science News) are covering some results from measuring the amount of lead in an ice core from Greenland, which the study's authors say traces out the history of lead production in the ancient world. They think they can see in this data several major historical events, such as the civil wars of the late Roman Republic and the crisis of AD 250-270. This is pretty cool science; I love the basic idea of studying ancient industrial production by measuring the residue of pollution. But there is something wrong with this study.

First, look how spiky their graph is. A certain amount of random variation is inevitable in any series like this, but why would samples from some years have ten times as much lead as the years before or after? Industrial production in the Mediterranean cannot explain this. So there is another variable at work.


Breaking: School Shooting Reported At Santa Fe High School In Houston, TX, Multiple Fatalities ReportedUpdate: Reports 10 Dead, Others Injured, Shooter Threw Explosives In ClassUpdate: Second Person Detained, Two Explosive Devices Found "IndyWatch Feed"

Gun-grabber ghouls are already flooding social media as the event is happening. Thoughts and prayers to the folks in Texas. Via Houston Chronicle: A shooting at Santa Fe High School this morning has left multiple fatalities, a police source confirmed. The source said the gunman was a male, but could provide no further information. The []


Meanwhile in Japan "IndyWatch Feed"

I give you the world's largest LEGO cherry tree:
At 14 feet tall and almost 5 feet wide, the incredible 3,333 kg (7,348 lb) piece . . . took over 6,500 hours to complete with 881,470 bricks. The impressive piece features a grassy base, large branches, a canopy with thousands of flowers, and even LEGO lanterns that illuminate the structure at night.
I am not sure if I am more puzzled by the act of investing 6,500 hours in a LEGO cheery tree or that I found this story at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Clapper: Its A Good Thing FBI Was Spying On Trump Campaign "IndyWatch Feed"

Its a Good Thing just like when Anthony Fremont wished people into the cornfield on the Twilight Zone. A very good thing. By the way, remember how all these people denied that there was any actual surveillance on the Trump campaign to Congress and said they didnt know anything about it? Good times. Via Daily []


With Another School Shooting, Has Anything Changed? "IndyWatch Feed"

Yesterday, as I was looking over the cornucopia of bad news options for topics to write about I had a fleeting moment of recognition, tinged with a feeling of regret, that the amazingly long and surprising strong influence of Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors had at some recent point finally come to an end. I tried to console myself that theyd had some limited legislative successes and created a momentum all its own, not dependent on constant refueling from a ghoulish press. Organizations had sprung up and leaders had emerged, and so below the surface of daily national attention, the Parkland survivors had and would continue to make a difference.

That was my happy thought. Yet, my darker side wondered if the survivors had failed almost as thoroughly as every other group that has suffered senseless loss of life at the hands of a well-armed gunman. More stunning than the Parkland kids successes was the seeming silence and impotence of the survivors of the far more deadly Route 91 Harvest music festival shooting in Las Vegas. That Congress had done nothing in the face of a tragedy that cost fifty-eight people their lives and in which another four hundred and twenty-two people were shot was telling about how much power the National Rifle Association has over Republican lawmakers.

My final thought on this topic yesterday before my mind moved in any direction was that it would not be long before there was another mass casualty gun incident, and that would become a test for the Parkland kids had fundamentally changed anything. Unfortunately, I was right about that.

At least eight people died Friday morning in gunfire at Santa Fe High school, law enforcement officials confirmed, while at least 12 others were injured, according to area hospitals.

Police arrested a suspect and detained a second person, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said via Twitter.

The bloodshed 30 miles south of Houston is the worst mass shooting in America since February, when 17 people were gunned down at a high school in Parkland, Florida, according to a database of shootings maintained by the Washington Post.

Well be told not to politicize this and hear all the familiar excuses for not doing anything in response, but the survivors have a new template now for how to conduct and organize t...

Trump's Moscow Tower Denials are Impeachable "IndyWatch Feed"

Im going to try to put some things in their proper perspective. Back on November 24, 2015, I wrote a rebuttal to Nate Silver who was then giving Donald Trump only a twenty percent chance of winning the Republican nomination for the presidency. I concluded that piece by saying I think the situation absolutely warrants a good long panic attack. But Silvers analysis in that window of time was only mildly contrarian. It was pushback against what he saw as unwarranted concern that Trumps strong polling numbers might be sustainable. But most people were still in a stage of disbelief. The polls said that Trump was the frontrunner, but few people could envision or even accept that Republican voters would actually stick with him when they started playing closer attention.

Im not sure when Donald Trump and the people close to him started to believe themselves that they actually had a shot at winning the nomination, but the thought must have begun to occur to them as fall turned to winter in 2015. Actually winning was probably not part of the original plan. However, getting a Trump Tower build in Moscow definitely was. Thats been clear for a while now, but BuzzFeed lays it all out for you in a new piece written by Anthony Cormier and Jason Leopold. The two men who were doing the legwork on getting a tower built were childhood friends Michael Cohen and Felix Sater. To get an idea of how Sater viewed Trumps presidential run, lets look at the following excerpt:

After Trump announced his candidacy in July 2015, Sater saw the opportunity of a lifetime: Why not parlay the presidential run into a business deal?

I figured, hes in the news, his name is generating a lot of good press, Sater told BuzzFeed News. A lot of Russians werent willing to pay a premium licensing fee to put Donalds name on their building. Now maybe they would be.

Simply by announcing his candidacy for president and getting a lot of news coverage, Trump was upping his chances of making licensing deals. There was a limited window on how long this opportunity would last, so there was a certain urgency to cashing in while the irons were hot. Cohen and Sater certainly acted like they needed to move with haste, and they kept Trump apprised of their progress throughout. In October, they seemed to have things secured:

The licensing agreement came together relatively quickly. Sater turned to a wealthy Moscow developer he knew from the days when Ivanka spun around in Putins chair: Andrey...

Trump is Right, This is Bigger Than Watergate "IndyWatch Feed"

Some things are so unintentionally ironic that they defy simple description. Let me give you Exhibit A.

If there was an informant on the Trump campaign, that informant presumably gathered some incriminating evidence. Following this informants leads could indeed lead to a scandal more serious than Watergate. But thats obviously not what the president meant to convey when he wrote that tweet.

What he was suggesting is that he was a victim of a crime more serious than the 1972 burglary of the Democratic National Headquarters, which was then located in the Watergate complex. The government was spying on his campaign.

And, its true that it would a problem if the government was in the habit of embedding informers in the campaigns of people who are challenging them or their partys power. David Frum has a pretty concise response to this line of thinking.

I think Frum gets right to the heart of this issue here. From all the evidence weve seen so far, it looks like the FBI did not go looking into the Trump campaigns Russian connections until after they were tipped off by the Australians that there was a problem. Specifically, the Australians told the FBI that George Papadopoulos knew the Russians had thousands of hacked emails that would be damaging to Hillary Clintons campaign long before any of those emails were released to the public.

That caused them to investigate. And when they started to investigate, they noticed Russian connections everywhere they looked. We know the bigger names on the list, like Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, and Carter Page, but there many more connections. There were people...


DEVELOPING: Authorities Reportedly Find Explosives at Santa Fe High School and Off Campus (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

At least 8 people are dead, several injured after a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas Friday morning.

One suspect is in custody and a second suspect has been detained.

Authorities are also looking for explosive devices.

Police are reporting one of the suspects is a male 17-year-old student at Santa Fe High School.

Witnesses say the shooter threw explosive devices into a classroom prompting authorities to do a sweep for other explosives.

WNCT 9 reported:

The gunfire was first reported before 8 a.m. Friday.

Witnesses said at least one suspect came into the school and opened fire in an art class.

Some students also said the shooter was throwing explosives into a classroom.

As of 9:45 a.m. law enforcement was sweeping the campus for the possibility of explosive devices, a threat they said they were taking very seriously.

Some students say they were evacuated down the street to a nearby auto shop as police surrounded the school.

Many parents are now lining up to pick their kids up at the business.

School shooting in Texas. Early reports not looking good. God bless all!, President Trump tweeted.

The school is located about 30 miles southeast of Houston.

The post DEVELOPING: Authorities Reportedly Find Explosives at Santa Fe High School and Off Campus (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.


John Pilger: Ecuadors Talks With UK Over Assange Defame Countrys Good Name + Julian Assanges Asylum in Ecuadors Embassy is Under Threat "IndyWatch Feed"

Dandelion Salad with John Pilger Sputnik May 15, 2018 [] Sputnik: Ecuadors foreign minister has said that the country is in talks with Britain about Assanges fate. What can you tell us about this? John Pilger: I can say that the new government in Ecuador led by Lenin Moreno is a disgrace. They have defamed the good name of Ecuador which under the []


John Brennans Exceptionally Sensitive Issue "IndyWatch Feed"

Via Spectator: Under John Brennan, the CIA operated as an opposition research outfit for the Hillary Clinton campaign. It appears from leaked news stories in the British press that Brennans oafish spying on Trump began around April 2016, right after Trumps biggest primary victories. As it became urgently clear to Brennan that Trump was going []


Medicare for All Becomes Issue in Race for Al Frankens Senate Seat "IndyWatch Feed"

When Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., resigned from the Senate in January, Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanderss landmark single-payer health care legislation, the Medicare for All Act, lost a sponsor.

The bill now has 16 sponsors far from the 60 votes needed to overcome a Senate filibuster and the simple majority needed to pass legislation so every senators support matters.

The contenders in the Democratic primary for the Minnesota Senate seat are split on whether theyll sponsor a single-payer bill if elected.f

Richard Painter, a former Republican who switched parties out of opposition to President Donald Trump, said hell support the Sanders bill or whatever prominent single-payer legislation exists in the Senate. He said that single payer, under which the federal government would provide health care, is a necessity because of the costs being imposed on small businesses of the current employer-based health insurance system.

The problem weve got is that when we tie health care costs to the employment relationship, it makes the employer pay a significant portion of the health care costs, Painter told The Intercept. And also makes the employer go find plans for the employees. Thats the American system. Its not used in most other industrialized countries. The problem with this system is that the small-business owner is severely disadvantaged compared with the big companies.

Tina Smith, the former Minnesota lieutenant governor who was appointed to replace Franken, is also running in the August primary ahead of the November special election. She has not yet co-sponsored the Sanders legislation, and is unsure she will do so in the future.

Right now, shes talking with Minnesotans and gathering information about all the health care bills in the Senate, said Smiths spokesperson, Michael Dale-Stein. Will make sure to let you know when we have more info on specific proposals.

Painter thinks the answer about what plan to support should be obvious. Theres only so much talking and deciding, he said. Weve talked to a lot of people about health care for a long time. We have a lot of information. Weve gotta solve a problem.

As lieutenant governor, Smith last year touted a public option that would allow Minnesotans to voluntarily buy into MinnesotaCare, which is run by the state.

Democratic state Sen. John Marty, on the other hand, proposed a Minnesota-wide s...


UPDATE=> Police Say Santa Fe High School Shooter Is 17 and Student at School Wearing Black Trench Coat, Had Sawed-Off Shotgun "IndyWatch Feed"

At least 8 people are dead, several injured after a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas Friday morning.

One suspect is in custody and a second suspect has been detained.

The shooter is reportedly a student at the school.

Two people are in custody.

The shooter was wearing a black trench coat and was carrying a sawed-off shotgun.



WaPo, Facebook, 10 Other US Media, Internet Companies Hired Russian Firm For IT And Web Services "IndyWatch Feed"

Collusion. Via Daily Caller: A dozen major American media and Internet outlets hired a Russian company called EastBanc Technologies to help with IT and web services, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. The companies include The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, Slate, Facebook, AOL, Comcast and U.S. News & World Report. Former U.S. intelligence []


May God Heal the Injured And God Be With the Victims Families President Trump Speaks on Santa Fe High School Shooting "IndyWatch Feed"

There was a mass shooting today at Santa Fe High School in Texas.
At least eight people were killed. The suspect was captured and is a student at the school.

President Trump tweeted this out moments ago.

Moments ago President Trump spoke out on the mass shooting.

May God Heal the Injured And God Be With the Victims Families

The post May God Heal the Injured And God Be With the Victims Families President Trump Speaks on Santa Fe High School Shooting appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.


Spinning A Crossfire Hurricane: The NY Times On The FBIs Spying On Trump "IndyWatch Feed"

The NYT is stuck on the spin cycle. Via NRO: If youre a fading Baby Boomer, youre faintly amused that the FBI code-named its Trump-Russia investigation Crossfire Hurricane. Its an homage to the Rolling Stones golden oldie Jumpin Jack Flash which, come to think of it, might just be a perfect handle for John []


Breaking: Another school shooting, in Texas; 8 killed "IndyWatch Feed"

This is an Open Post. Please update in your comments. The school is Santa Fe High School. From New York Post, May 18, 2018: At least eight people were killed when a shooter opened fire on a high school near Continue reading


Prominent Chief Wahoo Protester Pleads Guilty To Stealing Federal Money Meant For Native Americans "IndyWatch Feed"

Takes big wampum to protest. Via Cleveland Com: A prominent activist known for his opposition to the Cleveland Indians Chief Wahoo mascot pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing more than $77,000 in federal grant money meant to benefit Native Americans in Northeast Ohio. Robert Roche, 71, of Cleveland, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft of []


BREAKING: Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas 10 DEAD, 1 Suspect in Custody, Second Suspect Detained "IndyWatch Feed"

Ten people are dead, several injured after a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas Friday morning.

One suspect is in custody and a second suspect has been detained. 

Fox News reported:

At least eight people have been killed in a Texas high school shooting Friday, FOX 26 reported. The suspected shooter was taken into custody and a second suspect has been detained. The active shooter situation was said to be over.

Police officers responded to Santa Fe High School around 8 a.m. CDT after reports that a shooter opened fire inside. Details of the incident were not immediately available.

Details will be released as we receive updated information. Law enforcement will continue to secure the building and initiate all emergency management protocols to release and move students to another location, the school district said in a statement.

Santa Fe ISD posted a message to Facebook after the shooting:

This morning an incident occurred at the high school involving an active shooter. The situation is active, but has been contained. There have been confirmed injuries. Details will be released as we receive updated information. Law enforcement will continue to secure the building and initiate all emergency management protocols to release and move students to another location. All other campuses are operating under their regular schedules.

At this time, students from the high school are being transported by SFISD transportation to the Alamo Gym located at 13306 Highway 6. Parents may reunite with their students at this location.

The district will continue to keep you updated as information is available. Safety and communication are our top priorities.

President Trump sent out a tweet shortly after the s...


Trump and the Fourth Turning of America "IndyWatch Feed"

In their 1997 book, The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy What the Cycles of History Tell Us About Americas Next Rendezvous With Destiny, authors William Strauss and Neil Howe describe the history of America the 13 colonies and Continue reading


Unions Blew $1.3 Billion in Union Dues on Liberal Groups From 2010 to 2017 "IndyWatch Feed"

NEW YORK, NY NOVEMBER 10: Low wage workers and supporters protest for a $15 an hour minimum wage on November 10, 2015 in New York, United States. In what organizers are calling a National Day of Action for $15 and hour minimum wage, thousands of people took to the streets across the country to stage protests in front of businesses that are paying some of their workers the minimum wage. Home care workers, employees in retail and fast food restaurants say that the current minimum is not a living wage. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New research from the Center for Union Facts (CUF) shows that during the Obama years, from 2010 to 2017, labor unions sent more than $1.3 billion in member dues to liberal advocacy groupswithout prior member approval.

The Center for Union Facts released a new report on the most comprehensive analysis of union advocacy spending ever done.

Via Center for Union Facts:

The Democratic Governors Association, Clinton Foundation, and Planned Parenthood featured prominently, even though 40 percent of union household members vote Republican in any given election cycle.

Under federal labor law, union officials can spend dues money on political advocacy without first obtaining opt-in permission from their members. The Employee Rights Act (ERA), which is now co-sponsored by more than 180 senators and House members, would protect employees&r...


Since Mueller Cant Indict Trump, Whats He Doing With A Grand Jury? "IndyWatch Feed"

Fishing expedition to provide a cause that can be used by Congress for impeachment. Via Washington Times: Wednesdays report from Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani that Robert Muellers special counsel office has acknowledged that his office cant indict a sitting president raises an important constitutional question. What is Mr. Mueller doing with a grand jury? Attorney []


Illegal alien who previously crossed the border four times charged with shootings in Missouri "IndyWatch Feed"

From Fox News: An undocumented immigrant illegal alien charged with wounding two people minutes apart in northern Kansas City, Mo., reportedly told investigators he heard voices telling him to shoot, and that the gun wouldnt fire if they are good Continue reading


Chicago Public Bathrooms Become Clandestine Epicenter Of Opioid Crisis "IndyWatch Feed"

Paging Starbucks. Via Chicago Tribune: It was just before 2 a.m. when Catherine Altop, a 32-year-old woman with a history of drug problems, entered the bathroom at a south suburban White Castle restaurant, locked the door and injected herself with fentanyl-tainted heroin. Hours passed. Employees knocked but received no response. They tried to unlock the []


Oops! CNNs Ana Navarro Says Trump is Hitler Because He Called MS13 Animals Then Somebody Found This Old Navarro Tweet "IndyWatch Feed"

This is what CNN gets for putting this lying hack on the air.

On Thursday CNN contributor Ana Navarro blasted President Trump for calling immigrants animals during a White House meeting with California lawmakers and sheriffs.

Navarro compared Trump to Hitler for his comments.

Of course, President Trump never said this and even CNN reporter Jake Tapper admitted this on Thursday.

Navarro even doubled down on Twitter with her Trump-Hitler comparison.

But then someone found this old Navarro tweet calling President Trump an animal.

Via Jack Posobiec:

The post...


ANOTHER MUELLER GAFFE: Lawyers Defending Russian Firm Tell Court Named Employees DONT WORK FOR THEM Mueller MADE IT UP "IndyWatch Feed"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

What a Sideshow The Mueller Case Is Falling Apart

Lawyers defending the Russian company Concord Management indicted by the corrupt Mueller team again called out Muellers liberal hacks and labeled their allegations as made up nonsense.

As reported on Wednesday, Concord Managements lawyers revealed that Muellers team of ignored over 70 discovery requests they had made for information before the case.  In response Muellers team offered to give Concord Managements lawyers a massive amount of social media data from those dangerous trolls (jk) who sought to influence the US election and the majority of it was in RUSSIAN.

Muellers lawyers then admitted that they dont even have English translations for the Russian social media posts.  So Muellers lawyers dont have English translations to the Russian social media posts but were supposed to believe we were influenced by these posts?

Now we have more information on the hearing. At one point, the Mueller attorney, former Clinton Foundation attorney Jeannie Rhee stated that there is 1.5 to 2 terabytes of data, covering hundreds of facilities that compromise the defendants operational accounts provided to the courts.

It turns out that the facilities that Clinton supporting Rhee was referring to were actually just social media accounts.


The EPAs Leadership Summit on PFOA Pollution Will Exclude Victims and Community Groups "IndyWatch Feed"

Kristen Mello wasnt invited to the Environmental Protection Agencys upcoming National Leadership Summit on PFOA, PFOS, and other PFAS chemicals. For most of her life, Mello, a member of Westfield Residents Advocating For Themselves, drank water contaminated with the chemicals that are going to be discussed at the meeting. At least six compounds in this class seeped into local drinking water from firefighting foam used at the Air National Guard base in her hometown of Westfield, Massachusetts. Mello and several of her immediate family members have developed some of the health problems associated with the chemicals, including thyroid disease, ulcerative colitis, and liver problems. While most people in the United States have been exposed to PFAS, Westfield is one of the growing number of communities to learn theyve had an especially high dose of the chemicals as the result of living near a military installation or manufacturing site that used them.

But when Mello sent the EPA a request to attend the PFAS summit, which will be held May 22-23 at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., the agency said she wasnt welcome. EPA has limited the invitation to federal partners, states, territories, tribes and representatives from national organizations, the EPAs Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water wrote to Mello in an email. Although the summit is intended to identify actions needed to address challenges currently facing states and local communities, according to the agencys website, the people in these communities who are directly affected by the chemicals will be strikingly absent from the meeting.

We have 35 members as part of our coalition and every single one of them has reached out either to the EPA or to their state agencies asking to be represented at the summit, said Shaina Kasper, Vermont and New Hampshire state director at the Toxics Action Center. In each case, weve heard, No, there will be no community group representation. Were so disappointed.

While the people suffering from this contamination will not be at the meeting, the manufacturers of the chemicals used in the production of Teflon and other nonstick, water-resistant, and stain-resistant products will be well represented. Jessica Bowman, an attorney who works for the American Chemistry Council and the Fluorocouncil, an international group representing companies that make PFAS chemicals, will be speaking at 9:15 a.m., according to the...


Breaking: Active Shooter Yelling Against Trump Shot By Police At Trump Doral Hotel Has Been Identified "IndyWatch Feed"

FOX NEWS ALERT: Shooter opens fire inside of Trump National Resort in Doral, FL | @ToddPiro FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) May 18, 2018 Via CBS: Police responding overnight to a call of an active shooter at President Trumps golf resort in Doral, Florida, engaged in a shootout with a man and ended up []


Homeless dog brings friend to rescuer "IndyWatch Feed"

Judy Obregon works for The Abandoned Ones animal rescue in Fort Worth, Texas. Obregon had noticed a female German Shepherd living in the woods near Echo Lake Park, a notorious dumping ground for unwanted pets. With great patience, Obregon worked Continue reading


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In the second segment, Karl and I discuss the collapse of libertarianism in the U.S. We also talk about his experiences at the DNC, precious metals investing, Glorious Hat (as well as the special deal hes offering for This Alt-Right Life listeners), and more. This episode originally aired on September 12, 2016.

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... members of political tribes seem to have trouble recognizing that they, too, can push people away and energize them to vote for the other side. Nowhere is this more on display today than in liberal control of the commanding heights of American culture.

... Liberals often dont realize how provocative or inflammatory they can be. In exercising their power, they regularly not only persuade and attract but also annoy and repel.

... Its one thing to police your own language and a very different one to police other peoples. The former can set an example. The latter is domineering.
--Gerard Alexander, "Liberals, Youre Not as Smart as You Think," New York Times, May 12, 2018

Conservatives, I guess, are never guilty of offending liberals through an arrogant sense of superiority -- if I imagine that they are, it must be because I'm a hypersensitive left-leaning snowflake. So I suppose I shouldn't be appalled to learn that not one but two Republican candidates in the Georgia governor's race are trying to intimidate undocumented immigrants with their big vehicles.

One of the candidates you've probably heard of.
It's the kind of message you don't expect to see on a US election campaign bus: "FOLLOW ME TO MEXICO."

Those are the words on the back door of a repainted school bus Michael Williams is using to drum up support in his bid for the Georgia governor's seat. He's dubbed it the "Deportation Bus" and says it's a show of support for the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration....

"We are going to implement my 287(g) deportation plan. That's going to fill this bus with illegals, to send them back to where they came from." Williams says.
For good measure, Williams says he's not conducting "one of those pansy political bus tours," as metal guitars play in the background. Can you feel the hair growing on your chest?

I know, I know: Williams isn't much of a threat. He's way back in the polls. The bus broke down on the road yesterday. Cracker Barrel told Williams the bus isn't welcome at its restaurants. DeKalb County police suggested that the Willia...


Anti-Trump Shooter Jonathan Oddi Storms Trump National Resort in Florida Is Taken Down By Police (Video) "IndyWatch Feed"

Police took down an active shooter at the Trump National Resort in south Florida on Friday morning.

The shooter, Jonathan Oddi, was shouting about President Trump when he was taken down.

Oddi was injured in the shoot out and was arrested by police.

NBC Miami reported:

A man shouting about Donald Trump entered the presidents south Florida golf course early Friday, draped a flag over a lobby counter and exchanged fire with police before being arrested, police said.

One Doral police officer was treated for a broken wrist, officials said.

Police were notified of an active shooter in the Trump-owned club about 1:30 a.m., Doral Police Chief Hernan Organvidez told news reporters. He said officers from Doral and Miami-Dade confronted him immediately and exchanged gunfire with the man who was neutralized and taken into custody.

Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said the man, identified as 42-year-old Doral resident Jonathan Oddi, was shouting about Trump, and actively shooting with a handgun.


Alabama Family Receives Demeaning Letter Over Trump Flag "IndyWatch Feed"

The Trump flag was the trigger for the perpetually offended. Via WPMI: A Fairhope family is speaking out after receiving what they believe is a demeaning, threatening letter from an anonymous source regarding their home and political views. The family said they believe the letter goes beyond political disagreement and has become an attempt to []


Genius as Circumstance "IndyWatch Feed"

Opera director Yuval Sharon responds to being named a MacArthur "genius" fellow:

I believe there is a way of thinking about genius that could powerfully encapsulate the creative process. It begins by no longer applying the term to individuals. If calling an individual a genius sounds pompous and grandiose, describing some thing as genius is commonplace. That was a genius move, I find myself saying too often for it to actually mean very much. Or, I wasnt crazy about the last season of Mad Men, but the final scene was genius.

Moments, ideas, a single poem in a collection a work of genius, no matter how individually wrought is never the product of a single individual. We should stop thinking of genius as an attribute and instead start to think of it as a condition, a circumstance. . . .

When genius is considered circumstantial, it becomes contingent precarious, rare, and magical. Nothing becomes predictable: genius is a river, and to ride it, we must build a vessel specific to the circumstances we find it in. . . .

This is genius as the spirit of circumstance an environment, socially created, not an attribute of an isolated individual. I believe most artists who truly contemplate how and why they create ask themselves the question: Does the work I do even belong to me? Here I must think about Ortega y Gassets great study, Meditations on Quixote: The reabsorption of circumstance is the concrete destiny of humanity [] I am myself plus my circumstance, and if I do not save it, I cannot save myself.
And he sums up by quoting Miles Davis:
So What or Kind of Blue . . . they were done in that era, the right hour, the right day, and it happened. Its over; its on the record.
Most people who have studied the history of art or literature have considered something like this. After all the genes of Italians in 1500 were not different from those of two centuries before or after, yet, boom, suddenly there was this astonishing generation of painters and sculptors. In Paris a forty-year explosion of creativity took art from the Academic through Impressionism, Art Nouveau, and Symbolism to Cubism, Surrealism, and Abstraction, a dizzying run that left artists and art lovers gasping. The leaders of these changes became as famous as any artists ever, but in some other time and place they might have been recreating the same frescoes on one church wall after another.

It's an ancient insight but bears repeating: any great achievement begins with catching the wave at just the right moment. Most of the power comes from the vast ocean and the globe-spanning wind; the individual creator can contribute only a few bits of foam.


Shes Back: Charlotte City Councilwoman Under Fire Again For Suggesting Cops Terrorize Minorities "IndyWatch Feed"

The black Nancy Pelosi. Update to this story. Via Charlotte Observer: Just weeks after Charlotte councilwoman LaWana Mayfield ignited controversy for supporting a 9/11 conspiracy theory, she is on the defense for a tweet likening law enforcement officers to terrorists. That tweet, sent March 26, said: Being Black in America under #45 (Donald Trump) has []


LATE NIGHT COMEDY: CNNs Jim Acosta Claims He Was As Tough On Obama As He Is On Trump (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

Guest post by Mike LaChance at American Lookout:

You are fake news!

CNNs Jim Acosta told Jimmy Kimmel that he was just as tough on Obama as he is on Trump. Does he really think people believe this? There is absolutely no comparison between the way he and his media colleagues treated the two presidents. They treated Obama like a hero.

Mediaite reports:

CNNs Jim Acosta: I Was Just as Tough on President Obama As I Am With Trump

CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and dished on his experience in covering the Trump administration.

Jimmy Kimmel began the interview by praising the CNN reporter airing a montage of his most contentious moments with the White House saying he loves seeing Acosta bust their balls at the White House.

Are you the only reporter who has ever been kicked out of a press situation by the President of the United States? Kimmel asked.

I think so, Acosta answered. I wear it as a badge of honor.

Acosta thinks hes probably the White Houses least favorite reporter, but quoted FDR in saying he welcomes their hatred.

Listen, when I covered Barack Obama, I was just as tough on him, Acosta told Kimmel. People might not want to believe that.

Watch the video below. He makes the comment at the 1:37 mark:

The post LATE NIGHT COMEDY: CNNs Jim Acosta Claims He Was As Tough On Obama As He Is On Trump (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.


The GOP Has Found Its Sharron Angle For 2018... In Pennsylvania "IndyWatch Feed"

The GOP, particularly the NRSC, is starting to acknowledge they have their first Todd Akin/Richard Mourdock of 2018: Lou Barletta. In 2012 when Joe Donnelly was winning a Senate seat in Indiana and Claire McCaskill was being reelected in Missouri because their opponents were judged by voters as too insane and extreme, Bob Casey was running in Pennsylvania against a mainstream conservative, Tom Smith. Casey won 53.7% to 44.6%.

On Tuesday, following the recommendation of Seor Trumpanzee, Pennsylvania Republicans dealt the NRSC an unwindable hand. Barletta's entire career has centered around deranged racism-- fine in a Republican primary, not so fine in a general election. The Washington Examiner would rather blame Barletta's inability to run a competitive race on "his lackadaisical, disorganized effort" than on his racism.
Trump rallied support for Barletta in a string of Wednesday afternoon tweets. But the congressman is taking fire from Republicans at home and in Washington who worried that he is relying too much on the president to boost his flagging Senate bid. Barletta has been a disappointing fundraiser and been too slow to ramp up a capable statewide campaign operation, his critics charge.

"The sense is, nobody knows what the fuck hes doing," a Republican strategist with Pennsylvania ties said, requesting anonymity in order to speak candidly. "He's not really working it hard. It's a sad thing, because people like Lou."

"Casey should be vulnerable," this Republican added. "But Lou is just like a ghost."



Afghanistan - U.S. Military Finds No Fault With Special Forces' Potential Drive-By Murder "IndyWatch Feed"

On January 9 we wrote about a video some U.S. special force veteran had posted online to promote his tactical clothing brand. The U.S. military launched an investigation into the issue and has now announced its conclusion. Here are the...


Motion To Deny Attempt To Hide Michael Cohen Discussions About NY AG Schneiderman "IndyWatch Feed"

Mr. Gleason seeks a protective order to ensure that his discussions, regarding Eric Schneiderman, with [Plaintiff Michael Cohen], . . . which Plaintiff may have memorialized, should be privileged communications and not subject to disclosure to any third party. Mr. Gleasons Motion should be denied. (Michael J. Avenatti: Case 1:18-mj-03161-KMW Document 52 Filed 05/17/18 )

As Michael Avenatti points out regarding Gleason in a tweet: It is unclear who his true clients are the victims or Mr. Cohen/Mr. Trump?



Debbie Wasserman Schultz: The NRA is just shy of a terrorist organization "IndyWatch Feed"

Hey Debbie, define assault weapon. I triple dog dare you. From Yahoo (via HuffPo): Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) had stern words for the National Rifle Association on Tuesday, responding to the gun groups new president attacking student survivors of the Continue reading


How the Trumps Screwed Palestine "IndyWatch Feed"

Subscribe to the Deconstructed podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayStitcherRadio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.


On Monday, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and other members of the Trump administration celebrated the opening of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, while at the same time and just a few miles away, Israeli snipers shot at hundreds of unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza. More than 60 people were killed in a single day, including children. Predictably, the U.S. media went into pro-Israeli propaganda mode, blaming all of the violence and killing on Hamas, which for all its many sins, didnt actually kill anyone this week. On this weeks episode of Deconstructed, two Palestinians join Mehdi Hasan to discuss U.S. coverage of Palestine and how to get prominent Democratic politicians to take the Palestinian struggle for freedom seriously. Rula Jebreal was raised in East Jerusalem and is an academic and foreign policy analyst. Linda Sarsour, whose parents immigrated to the U.S. from the occupied West Bank, is the co-chair of the Womens March and the former director of the Arab American Association of New York.

Linda Sarsour: Silence is complicity. Palestine is going to be an issue thats going to come up in the presidential elections. If you want to run for president in the United States of America, you better come up with an opinion about this, and it better be an opinion that centers the human rights of the Palestinian people.

[Musical interlude.]

Mehdi Hasan: Im Mehdi Hasan and welcome to Deconstructed. Today I want to talk about Gaza, Jerusalem, Palestine, Israel, and I want to do something very weird, very odd: I want to talk about all those issues with two Palestinian guests, Rula Jebreal and Linda Sarsour. Yeah, Palestinians! Why would you want to talk to Palestinians about Palestine? Madness, right?

Rula Jebreal: The failure of U.S. media to cover this in an unbiased manner will come back to haunt American media, and American politics, and Americans around the globe.



A islamofobia levanta uma nova bandeira: editar o Alcoro "IndyWatch Feed"

Quem acha que os muulmanos sofrem nos EUA de Trump no conhece os muulmanos franceses.

Nos ltimos anos, eles tm sido acusados e castigados por uma srie de horrveis atentados terroristas cometidos na Frana pelos chamados jihadistas. No ataque mais recente, no ltimo fim de semana em Paris, um homem armado com uma faca bradando Al grande matou uma pessoa e feriu outras quatro.

O preconceito contra muulmanos se tornou a marca registrada da direita republicana nos EUA, mas na Frana no exclusividade de um s partido. A islamofobia propagada tanto pela direita quanto pela esquerda, com socialistas e conservadores disputando para ver quem demoniza mais os muulmanos franceses tudo isso em nome da lacit, o secularismo francs.

Alguns exemplos: sucessivos governos franceses criminalizaram o uso do vu facial completo e proibiram o uso do hijab (leno que cobre a cabea e o pescoo das muulmanas) nas escolas; prefeitos tm perseguido mulheres muulmanas que cobrem seus corpos na praia e estudantes muulmanos que desejam uma merenda sem carne de porco; e o atual presidente da Frana, Emmanuel Macron o novo queridinho da esquerda americana , sancionou uma draconiana lei antiterrorismo, levando especialistas em direitos humanos da ONU a advertirem a Frana sobre os riscos de discriminao contra a populao muulmana.

E agora o movimento anti-islmico teve mais uma grande ideia: atacar o Alcoro. No dia 21 de abril, o jornal Le Parisien publicou um...


BREAKING: Officer Involved Shooting At Trump National Resort In Doral, Florida "IndyWatch Feed"

Via Fox News: An unidentified man was shot and wounded early Friday morning after reportedly getting into a confrontation with police at the Trump National Resort in Doral, Florida. DPD responded to a shots fired call at the Trump National Golf Resort. Subject is in custody. No known Victims at this point. CP with media []


Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed"

by Noah

The sickest, saddest little blonde joke in the land. Believe me.


Ingraham Segment: Stefan Halper Agent Provocateur. "IndyWatch Feed"

I might be wrong, but this is the first prime-time mention of Stefan Halper Im aware of: . Two days prior to the New York Times article outlining an FBI counterintelligence sting operation to infiltrate the Trump campaign I wrote Continue reading


Arkansas One Nuclear Public Meeting On May 31st; US NRC Still Calling Worker Death Incident "IndyWatch Feed"

Centralized location makes these old nuclear reactors, from the 1970s, a major hazard for much of North America, as is known from Chernobyl. The official outer food growing exclusion zone of 50 miles reaches to the edge of the wealthy Little Rock suburb of Maumelle the wealthiest town in Arkansas and one of the wealthier towns in America, and includes the suburb of Conway, as well as WinRock farms, and Hot Springs Village. See:

If Entergys Arkansas Nuclear One is under high level scrutiny by the nuclear lackey US NRC, vassal to the nuclear industry, then it must be in terrible shape indeed! It is very old. Unfortunately, Arkansas Nuclear One has two nuclear reactors. A man was killed in 2013, but the US NRC calls this an incident.


It Just Hit the Fan for Clinton and Pals, Mueller a Fool, Economic Update "IndyWatch Feed"

By Greg Hunters (WNW 335 5/18/18)  Forget the stupid story about Trump calling MS-13 gang members animals and the phony racism charges because the crooked propaganda press is covering up the stuff hitting the fan for the Clintons and her pals that covered her crimes. In a just released report, Inspector General Michael Horowitz []


May 18th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #484 "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


Kudlow Talks China and Current Trade Negotiations. "IndyWatch Feed"

National Economic Council Chairman Larry Kudlow appeared on Fox Business earlier Thursday to talk about the ongoing U.S. China trade negotiations. Those who follow the Dragon -vs- Panda strategies of China saw earlier yesterday how Chairman Xi Jinping was positioning Continue reading


Friday May 18th 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


Remembering Tom Wolfe "IndyWatch Feed"

A life well lived.

Its reasonable to say that Tom Wolfe succeeded in cutting a figure in American life comparable to another white-suited, big-spending writer, Mark Twain.

Indeed, Id argue that Wolfe was near his peak for longer than Twain and on a wider variety of subjects (Twain was the master of writing about being a youth on the Mississippi a great topic and one he made central to Americas self-image of itself while Wolfe wrote about an extraordinary range of topics.

For example, in the 1960s Wolfe was a master satirist of upscale New York society (e.g., Radical Chic) and was quite good at writing about young society women. But then he went off to cover fighter-bomber pilots on an aircraft carrier off North Vietnam and detoured in a long obsession with masculine physical courage, culminating in 1979 with The Right Stuff. Then he reversed field back to elite society again, as in Bonfire of the Vanities. But the biggest flaw in Bonfire was that, during his 1970s sojourns among brave men, hed lost his knack for writing about women. Eventually, however, he slowly worked his way back and by I Am Charlotte Simmons, as a 70s-something man he could now write a large, painfully insightful novel about what its like being a young woman.

Wolfe also, famously, switched from journalism to novel-writing. Wolfe hadnt exactly invented The New Journalism of the 1960s, in which reporters like Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson incorporated novelistic methods while fiction writers like Truman Capote and Norman Mailer did more reporting than was the norm. But he was present at the creation.

Wolfe didnt get around to writing a novel until after hed done a lot of chest thumping in public about how a reporter could write a better novel than the usual professors of creative writing who write most of our literary novels. Jann Wenner paid Wolfe to serialize in Rolling Stone the first draft of Bonfire of the Vanities about a Manhattan writer (modeled on Gay Talese?)

But, it turned out writing a great novel is, to Wolfes surprise, harder than hed guessed. To his credit, he buckled down, switched the main character from the easy one of a writer to the hard one of a bond trader, did the reporting to learn about this important but obscure specialty, and when he finally released Bonfire 30 years ago at age 57 or so, hed done it. If not the Great American Novel, Bonfire was the Great New York Novel.

Wolfe still had three weaknesses as a novelist. The first was that in his pursuit of machismo hed lost the ability to write interesting...

How To Negotiate With North Korea "IndyWatch Feed"

After Pyongyang railed this week that the U.S.-South Korean Max Thunder military drills were a rehearsal for an invasion of the North, and imperiled the Singapore summit, the Pentagon dialed them back.

The B-52 exercises alongside F-22 stealth fighters were canceled.

But Pyongyang had other objections.

Sunday, NSC adviser John Bolton spoke of a Libyan model for the Norths disarmament, referring to Moammar Gadhafis surrender of all his weapons of mass destruction in 2004. The U.S. was invited into Libya to pick them up and cart them off, whereupon sanctions were lifted.

As Libya was subsequently attacked by NATO and Gadhafi lynched, North Korea denounced Bolton and all this talk of the Libyan model of unilateral disarmament.

North Korea wants a step-by-step approach, each concession by Pyongyang to be met by a U.S. concession. And Bolton sitting beside Trump, and across the table from Kim Jong Un in Shanghai, may be inhibiting.

What was predictable and predicted has come to pass.

If we expected Kim to commit at Singapore to Boltons demand for complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization, and a swift follow-through, we were deluding ourselves.

At Singapore, both sides will have demands, and both will have to offer concessions, if there is to be a deal.

What does Kim Jong Un want?

An end to U.S. and South Korean military exercises and sanctions on the North, trade and investment, U.S. recognition of his regime, a peace treaty, and the eventual removal of U.S. bases and troops.

He is likely to offer an end to the testing of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, no transfer of nuclear weapons or strategic missiles to third powers, a drawdown of troops on the DMZ, and the opening of North Koreas borders to trade and travel.

As for his nuclear weapons and the facilities to produce them, these are Kims crown jewels. These brought him to the attention of the world and the Americans to the table. These are why President Trump is flying 10,000 miles to meet and talk with him.

And, unlike Gadhafi, Kim is not going to give them up.

Assuming the summit comes off June 12, this is the reality Trump will face in Singapore: a North Korea willing to halt the testing of nukes and ICBMs and to engage diplomatically and economically.

As for having Americans come into his country, pick up his nuclear weapons, remove them and begin intrusive inspections to ensure he has neither nuclear bombs nor the means to produce, deliver or hide them, that would be tantamount to a surrender by Kim.

Trump is not going to get that. And if he adopts a Bolton policy of all or nothing, he is...

Trumps Pyrrhic Victory "IndyWatch Feed"

I am in Iran speaking at a conference on the future of the Middle East. The timing for the meeting is particularly appropriate due to the recent American withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which limited the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for suspension of sanctions. Initial discussions with Iranians revealed that they are less pessimistic about the development than are the Americans and Europeans present, believing as they do that the situation can somehow be reversed either by Congressional refusal to endorse the Trump decision or by rejection of the demands being made by the White House that all parties who were also signatories to the agreement (Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany) should also withdraw or themselves face secondary sanctions.

The Iranians concede that the move by President Donald Trump will bring with it additional economic suffering and will also likely upset the delicate political balancing act prevailing in their country, with President Hassan Rouhani being blamed by conservatives for having entered into the agreement in the first place. It was an agreement regarding which the president had expended considerable political equity, and he has also been accused of exaggerating its benefits, having claimed some months ago that all sanctions had been lifted, which was not the case. The stagnant state of Irans economy has produced considerable unrest in recent months and it is anticipated that more will be on the way as the economy continues to decline.

Irans hopes that Europe will develop a spine and will reject the American overtures, joined by China and Russia, is perhaps too optimistic as banks will be reluctant to lend money for Iranian projects and foreign companies will be unlikely to risk entering into anything but very short-term contracts with the Iranian government for much needed infrastructure improvement.

The major debate taking place is over where one goes from here. There are two distinct schools of thought, one of which basically asks whether continuation of what is essentially a unipolar world, supported by US power, in which the United States continues to be able to assert its vision of world global good order. This has been defined by Washington as a mixture of expansion of liberal democracy plus more-or-less free trade.

Even though it was Israel and Saudi Arabia that were driving the rejection of the Iran deal, it was the United states that had the economic, military and political muscle to take the steps necessary to disrupt an international agreement that had other major signatories and the endorsement of the UN Security Council.

The alternative view is quite different, asserting that Washingtons blow against Iran will ultimately be a Pyrrhic victory for Donald Trump as the blatant interference in what was a universally accepted largely succe...

Commander-in-Chief of the US? "IndyWatch Feed"

The Constitution explicitly assigned the president the power to sign or veto legislation, command the armed forces, ask for the written opinion of the Cabinet, convene or adjourn Congress, grant reprieves and pardons, and receive ambassadors. The president may make treaties which need to be ratified by two-thirds of the Senate. The president may also appoint Article III judges and some officers with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate. Wiki on the US Presidency

US media figures are in the habit of referring to the president of the United States as the Commander in Chief of the United States

People who do that badly misunderstand the structure of US government as described in the Constitution of the United States. This misunderstanding may have been caused by the disappearance of Civics (government) from state mandated high school curricula over the last few decades.

In fact, the president wears two hats, hats that are separate in function and scope of authority.

The constitution makes it clear that the president is commander in chief of the armed forces of the United States. As such the armed forces are subject to his orders. The only limits on his authority over the armed forces are those established by federal law. Some examples of acts beyond his power would be controls over methods of acquisition of materiel and the weak restrictions placed on his powers by the War Powers Act. Nevertheless, in general, the president orders the armed forces to act and they then act..

Wearing his other, ci...

The Gloom and Doom Generation "IndyWatch Feed"

WEST ORANGE, N.J.When I was a young man, and the editor, or the producer, or the executive, would tell me that he was about to censor me, the reason was always, Your material offends the older people.

Now that Im one of the older people, when the editor, or the producer, or the executive, tells me hes about to censor me, the reason is always, Your material offends the younger people.

Was I born into a time warp? Are we baby boomers the only people in the history of the world with an actual sense of humor?

There was always hate mail. In the eighties it came from the Baptists, or the Catholics, or the Citizens for Decency, or the National Organization for Women, or the Log Cabin Democrats, or just about anyone who insisted on taking a joke personally instead of writing it off as commentary on the Ship of Fools we all sail through life on.

And then people started asking me questions about satire, usually followed by the question, How do you know where to draw the line?

So I learned about this line thing. I was never quite sure what they meant, but everybody knew there was a line somewhere and that I shouldnt cross it. People would support you one day and then suddenly turn hostile because you crossed a line. So suddenly I had to become Northrop Frye and trot out literary theories about satire and the line just so I could get through the interviews.

First of all, I never liked the term satirist because a) its French, b) its associated with Jonathan Swift who, in my opinion, was so heavy-handed that he couldnt write his way out of a paper bag, and c) it forces you into the Humor section in the bookstore, next to the New Yorker cartoons and the hillbilly joke books. Nevertheless, a BBC radio guy asked me one time to define my brand of satire, and so I gave him the same definition Ive been using and trying to live by ever since:

Satire is a machine gun on a swivel. You aim at a target, fire, move one foot to the right, fire, move again, aim and fireyou hit all the targets, without exception, and about one in ten targets will scream. When that happens, you hit that target twenty more times.

Thats how you identify the sacred cow, then exterminate the sacred cow.

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60 Years Ago "IndyWatch Feed"

So brush the insiders dust out of your eyes, my friends, and the communist soap suds out of your Brain, and ask yourselves in all honesty, what on Earth is wrong with the United States simply minding its own business, or with having its foreign policy function primarily for  the safety and benefit of the American people. Which is exactly what we had done for the first 140 years of our existence as a nation, to the incredible advantage of ourselves and everybody else, everybody that is, except a numerically small clique of power lusting conspirators who have somehow inflicted themselves on a gullible world.  Robert W. Welch Jr (more on him below)

Today, things dont seem much different we have a powerful group of internationalists that seem to control continents and countries, constantly imposing their will on others under the guise of well intentioned intervention. But when you look at how many people are now aware of this, things do start looking a little different. Its no longer something to fear, but rather something were tired and bored of, and something that seems to be changing as we move through 2018 and beyond.

Its amazing just how much the world is waking up to so many different aspects which surround the human experience, and politics is one of them. Politics is simply one structure we have in place; from health to food, education and other areas that are set up to provide us with our necessities.

The issue is, all of these areas are ultimately controlled by one power, and thats far from a conspiracy theory. Its no secret that a small group of people literally own all of the worlds resources and thus dictate the policies which surround them. This has resulted in quite a mess here on planet Earth, but only because we as a human race are accepting it, which is what the ending of the the quote above implies. The truth is, we can change the game anytime we please, all we have to do is wake up.

Its clear that this group of powerful interests is not really concerned with the well being of humanity, and we see that leak through in various forms, from fraud to corruption and the revolving door that exists between the government and our corporate/financial world.

The quote above was given in a speech that was filmed (below) in 1958, from Robert W. Welch Jr, founder of the John Birch Society. According to Welch, both the U.S. and Soviet governments are controlled by the same  conspiratorial cabal of internationalists, greedy bankers, and corrupt politicians. If left unexposed, the traitors inside the U.S. government would betray the countrys sovereignty to the United Nations for a collectivist New World Order, managed...

The Most Ingenious Invention in the History of Finance "IndyWatch Feed"

We are now in the final stages of a journey which by future historians will be seen as unreal as Lewis Carrolls Alice in Wonderland. Just like Alice called the Mad Tea Party, the stupidest tea party she had ever been to, the last 100 years could be called the Craziest Extravaganza in history. At the end of the story the Queen of Hearts shouts Off with her head. But Alice is not afraid and calls them all A pack of cards before she wakes up.

Although the story was written 150 years ago, had Alice dropped down the rabbit hole to the current fantasy world, she would have called the current kings and queens, aka (also known as) government heads and central bankers, not a pack of cards but a giant house of cards. Because we are now at the end of a tea party which in the last few decades has become increasingly extravagant.


The problem with the current tea party is that there is no one to pick up the tab since the king and the queen have had to print and borrow $250 trillion to pay for ink in the printing machine which is running dry.. But not only that. They had to create lots of funny financial instruments, to the tune of $1.5 quadrillion, which they knew would blow up one day and cause immense misery. They called them derivatives so that no one would understand what it meant. Finally they promised the people future medical care and pensions of at least $500 trillion, knowing that they could never pay it. But it would keep the people happy until they found out that it was an empty promise.

So this has been a really fine tea party. The king and queen and their friends, the bankers plus the top 0.1% of the population lived in luxury. And ordinary people were totally unaware that they were liable for this debt. Of course it wouldnt have mattered if they knew, because they could never repay it anyway.


Wonderland slowly ran out of money over a 100 year period. But the debt grew much faster when in 1971 the king, (aka Nixon), decided to replace gold with paper money.Until then all money issued was backed by gold. But the king and queen and their banker friends loved the new era when they were no longer fettered by the discipline of running a balanced budget and could instead just print pieces of paper that they called money. This was a great period for the king and queen and their close friends. Since they got the money first, whilst it still had value, they could buy what they wanted. Once it reached ordinary people, the paper money was already debased and worth a lot less. And the taxes of the people had to increase from virtually nothing 100 years ago to 50% or more if...

Dont Tell Anyone "IndyWatch Feed"

The drop in temperatures at least merits a Hey, whats going on here? story.

Inconvenient Science: NASA data show that global temperatures dropped sharply over the past two years. Not that youd know it, since that wasnt deemed news. Does that make NASA a global warming denier?

Writing in Real Clear Markets, Aaron Brown looked at the official NASA global temperature data and noticed something surprising. From February 2016 to February 2018, global average temperatures dropped by 0.56 degrees Celsius. That, he notes, is the biggest two-year drop in the past century.

The 2016-2018 Big Chill, he writes,was composed of two Little Chills, the biggest five month drop ever (February to June 2016) and the fourth biggest (February to June 2017). A similar event from February to June 2018 would bring global average temperatures below the 1980s average.

Isnt this just the sort of man-bites-dog story that the mainstream media always says is newsworthy?

In this case, it didnt warrant any news coverage.

In fact, in the three weeks since Real Clear Markets ran Browns story, no other news outlet picked up on it. They did, however, find time to report on such things as tourisms impact on climate change, how global warming will generate more hurricanes this year, and threaten fish habitats, and make islands uninhabitable. They wrote about a UN official saying that our window of time for addressing climate change is closing very quickly.

Reporters even found time to cover a group that says they want to carve President Trumps face into a glacier to prove climate change is happening.

In other words, the mainstream news covered stories that repeated what climate change advocates have been saying ad nauseam for decades.

Thats not to say that a two-year stretch of cooling means that global warming is a hoax. Two years out of hundreds or thousands doesnt necessarily mean anything. And there could be a reasonable explanation. But the drop in temperatures at least merits a Hey, whats going on here? story.

Whats more, journalists are perfectly willing to jump on any individual weather anomaly or even a picture of a starving polar bear  as proof of global warming. (We havent seen any stories pinning Hawaiis recent volcanic activity on global warming yet, but wont be surprised if someone tries to make t...

The Impact of Taxes "IndyWatch Feed"

A review of For Good and Evil: The Impact of Taxes on the Course of Civilization by Charles Adams (Madison Books, 2001).

Why cant American Presidents learn that if you raise taxes on the American people they will vote you out? George Bush crashed because he raised taxes, and Bill Clinton will go down as soon as the people get a shot at him. Maybe the people are awful to react to taxes in such a negative way, but the fact remains that the political consequences of raising taxes today is death.

It was not always like this. Americans pay their taxes when they support the governments policies. They did in World War II. Irving Berlin wrote, You see those bombers in the sky / Rockefeller helped to build them / so did I. If, however, the government, like George III, is pursuing programs the people dont believe in, taxation may lead to a revolution.

The problem today is that the democratic bond between the people and their elected representatives has snapped. If that proposition seems a little extreme to you, try to remember the last time Congress passed a law that you liked. You have to go back a long way. The people, by tax resistance, are saying: if you wont listen to us on the things that are important to us, the things that determine what kind of society we live in, e.g. affirmative action, criminal justice, pornography and schools, we will do what we can to cut your money off. Even a failed government can probably float along if it asks little or nothing from the people. Maybe a 4.3 cents a gallon gas tax is o.k., but maybe 10 cents a gallon is not. At some point, though, a little wind is going to turn the boat over.

Bill Clinton, in his August 3, 1993 oval office address said we had to assume responsibility for ourselves, our communities and our country. No more something for nothing. Were all in this together. We are, he said, on the eve of historic action. The President, who during the campaign had promised a middle class tax cut, went to great pains to say he was not asking for sacrifices from the middle class: 80 percent of the new tax burden fall on those making more than $200,000 a year. The plan, he explained, was fair it asked the average working family to pay no more than $3 a month in new taxes, less than a dime a day. The President said over and over that he was just raising income taxes on the top 1.2 percent of families.

The middle class, however, didnt believe it. Polling taken after the talk asked: Who will pay the most under the Presidents plan? Only 22% thought the wealthy would pay the most while 68% thought the middle class would. Forty-four percent of the people said the Presid...

Little Green Marvels "IndyWatch Feed"

Ever thought of adding peas to your smoothie?

They might surprise you according to nutritional therapist Jackie Lynch, author of Va Va Voom: the 10-Day Energy Diet.

Here, she tells Get the Gloss why shes going big on those little greens right now:

If youve avoided peas as a rather ordinary starchy vegetable, think again, because theyre amazingly nutritious, full of vitamins, iron, fibre, antioxidants and protein.

Theyre also a gorgeous spring vegetable at their peak right now, so its time to walk away from the freezer cabinet and discover the fabulous flavour of fresh peas.

Peas are actually a member of the legume family along with beans, chickpeas and lentils which explains why theyre one of the few vegetables that are a pretty good source of protein.

Its no surprise that vegan protein powder manufacturers often use pea as a base.

Fresh (or frozen) peas go brilliantly in smoothies and add a sweet, crisp flavour thats a step up from the dead sock aftertaste of pea protein powder.

3 great reasons to eat plenty of peas

Peas are an excellent source of vitamin K, a much-overlooked nutrient which is vital for our bone health.

We need vitamin K to produce osteocalcin which strengthens our bones by hardening the calcium which is used in the bone renewal process.

Theyre packed with the antioxidants vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc as well as other protective plant compounds called polyphenols.

These help to keep your immune system in great shape, so youre less likely to come down with niggling colds and infections.

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The Development of the Artificial Sipper "IndyWatch Feed"

Blame Charles Dickens. The great novelist of Victorian London was also a great drinker. Quite aside from Bleak House and David Copperfield, he wrote one of the best flaming punch recipes I know. And when he made his famous trip to the US in 1842, he delighted in all the new-fangled beverages he found there, a bit like your annoying friend Instagramming pictures of poorly lit cocktails from their holiday in New York.

Two American innovations particularly impressed Dickens. Ice, which the Americans harvested from the great northern lakes (a bit like they do at the beginning of Disneys Frozen) and stored in ice houses throughout the summer. And straws, then literally pieces of straw, because when your drink was rammed full of frozen pond, it wasnt so easy to sip.

Both found their way into the famous (to cocktail geeks) Sherry Cobbler scene in The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-44). Martins friend Mark Tapley presents the hero with a very large tumbler, piled up to the brim with little blocks of clear transparent ice, through which one or two thin slices of lemon, and a golden liquid of delicious appearance, appealed from the still depths below, to the loving eye of the spectator (Thirsty yet?) Martin took the glass with an astonished look; applied his lips to the reed; and cast up his eyes once in ecstasy. He paused no more until the goblet was drained to the last drop.

The Sherry Cobbler (sherry amontillado is best! sugar, fruit, ice) was the drink of 19th-century America, according to bartender Harry Johnson. It is a very refreshing drink for young and old, he enthused in his Bartenders Manual of 1888. And it caught on like billy-oh in Britain. Queen Victoria served Sherry Cobblers at her garden parties, with ice shipped all the way from Massachusetts.

A key part of the novelty was the reed or straw typically a hollow blade of rye grass, cut when still green, then dried and cut obliquely to show it was handmade. These became a profitable sideline for farmers.

But because grass could be a bit flimsy, an American named Marvin C Stone, who made paper cigarette- holders, spied an opportunity. Sipping a Mint Julep in Washington DC one day, he noticed that bits of fibrous residue kept coming off in his mouth. And so he conceived of the paper straw an artificial sipper which he made by spiralling paper into a tube and sealing it with wax to prevent it dissolving on contact with bourbon.

He patented the wax paper straw in 1888 and began manufacture in 1906, decreeing that the ideal straw was 8.5 inches long and wide enough so that pips didnt get stuck in it (if you opted for a Gin Rickey or Tom Collins). At his height, he was making two million each day.

But it was at the American soda fountains (which blossomed during Prohibiti...

Home Defense Can Be Daunting "IndyWatch Feed"

Considerations for Home Defense

For most of us, home defense and the protection of our family is a primary reason why we chose to own and train with firearms. There is no more intrinsic human right than that of self-defense and the defense of our family. With that in mind, it is of paramount importance that we, as responsible gun owners, be as well trained and prepared as we can be. Home defense planning can seem like a huge and daunting task, but if we break it down into its smaller pieces it is very manageable. Lets take a brief look at the components of a solid home defense plan.

1. Mindset

This is the foundational part of your plan and will help you dictate and prioritize the steps you take in its formation. You have to decide who (notice I said who not what) you are willing to protect, how far you are willing to go to protect them and how best to go about it. You have to be clear on your mission so you can train in the skills you will need to succeed in it. Once you hear that bump in the night your chance to plan is over, its time to act, and I guarantee you that you will act according to your plan. So if you fail to plan, youre planning to fail.

2. Training

We all have limited time and money and with all the training available today it is crucial that we pick classes that enhance skill sets that will help our mission succeed. If your goal is home/personal/family defense the classes you attend should reflect that. Medical training, low light, small team or one-person CQB classes should be at the top of your list, followed closely by legal classes to familiarize you with the deadly force laws in your state and local area. There is little real victory in winning a defensive gunfight only to spend years in jail as a result of being unfamiliar with your local and state laws.

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Trumpanzee Lying About MS-13 Too-- And Why Would That Be Different From Everything Else He Lies About "IndyWatch Feed"

I'm so worried about my housekeeper-- not just because she's been away for two weeks and my house is a mess. She's a U.S. citizen visiting her family in El Salvador, which, according to Seor Trumpanzee, is being overrun by deportees from the vicious criminal gang, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), the gang he's rounding up and sending back to that country. One of my closest friends, a Trump hater, has told me that if he gets rid of MS-13 it will have been worth having Trumpanzee as president. But is it true? Earlier today, a new poll from Survey Monkey found that only 13% of Americans find Trump to be honest and trustworthy. So... is Trump actually getting rid of MS-13, "by the thousands." Since Trump tends to lie about everything all the time, PolitiFact took a look.

On Tuesday, at a over-wrought made-for-TV ceremony Trump babbled that "Recently, MS-13 gang members called for the assassination of New York City police officers so the gang could quote, 'take back the streets.' They got it wrong. We are the ones who are taking back the streets. We are getting them out of our country by the thousands. Every week we're setting new records on-- we have a 'catch and release' program, too. Its called we catch them and we release them in the country they came back from, we are getting them out. Or we are putting them in prison."
ICE does not track gang removals by specific gang, but the agency does specifically target MS-13 members for arrest and removal on the basis of their immigration violations, said Matthew Bourke, a spokesman for the agency.

Bourke said 5,396 gang members were removed in...


BREAKING: Reports of Active Shooter at Las Vegas Mall *UPDATED* Masked Man With Rifle Still at Large No Shots Fired "IndyWatch Feed"


An active shooter situation is being reported at a popular Las Vegas mall.

There is heavy police presence and the mall is on lockdown according to initial social media reports.

KTNV Las Vegas:

There is a heavy police presence at Boulevard Mall. There are reports of an active shooter. Police are reportedly checking each business inside of the mall.

The Daily Mail is reporting witnesses are claiming the gunman is wearing a mask:

Police have swarmed Las Vegas Boulevard Mall after reports of a possible active shooter.

Ambulances, and police vehicles were seen blaring their sirens and surrounding the building as armed officers reportedly guarded the entrance to Sears.

Social media users ha...


WINNING! Trump to Cut Funding to Planned Parenthood "IndyWatch Feed"

President Trumps administration will announce its plans to cut funding to Planned Parenthood on Friday.

The Weekly Standard reported:

On Friday, the Trump administration will announce a proposed rule to cut taxpayer funding to abortionists like Planned Parenthood under Title X, a program that provides $260 million annually in federal funding for contraception and other family planning initiatives.

The proposal would require a bright line of physical as well as financial separation between Title X programs and any program (or facility) where abortion is performed, supported, or referred for as a method of family planning, a Trump administration official tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD in an email.

In December, the Justice Department launched a full investigation into Planned Parenthood over their alleged practices of selling fetal tissue. 

Conservatives and pro-life advocates have fiercely fought to cut off Planned Parenthoods $500 million in annual government subsidies.

Hillary Clinton thanked Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, 60, after she confirmed in January she was resigning from her post after 12 years of overseeing the murder of millions of unborn babies.

Good riddance to Cecile Richards and Planned Parenthood.


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Joe DiGenova: John Brennan, Will Be in Front of the Grand Jury Soon He Needs a Good Lawyer! (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Tucker Carlson had legal expert and appointed Independent Counsel in the Clinton era, Joe Digenova, on his show tonight on FOX News.  He singled out former CIA Head, the corrupt John Brennan, noting that he will be in front of the Grand Jury soon.

The former Independent Counsel was outstanding in his synopsis of the current status of Obamagate

DiGenova said:

We know that Hillary Clinton was illegally exonerated.  We knew that a year ago.  We know that there was a substantial effort to frame the current President of the United States with crimes by infiltrating his campaign and then his administration with spies that the FBI had set upon them.

We have learned that the crimes were committed by the FBI, senior members of the Department of Justice, John Brennan, Mr. Clapper, Mr. Comey and others associated with the Democratic Party and Donald Trump and his associates committed no crimes.

Mr. Brennan who loves to make comments about the process get himself a good lawyer, not a good writer

Yes, NBC News consultant, the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the most partisan hack leader of the CIA needs a very, very good lawyer

Hes going to be in front of a grand jury shortly.

On Wednesday, DiGenova shared on Newsmax that he thought Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosensteins days were numbered.

Attorney Joe diGenova predicted that both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions days are numbered at the Department of Justice during a telephone interview with Newsmaxs Howie Carr Wednesday. DiGenovas claim came after the New York Times published a report titled Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation. The report has been interpreted by many as an attempt by sources within the Deep State to cushion the blow of the imminent DOJ inspector general report, which is expected to be explosive.

Brennan is only one of the many Obama Administration leaders to be involved in the Obamagate scandal to spy on their opposition candidate, President Donald Trump.  Lock these criminals up!


The post...


History Made: Gina Haspel Becomes First Woman Director of Central Intelligence Agency "IndyWatch Feed"

Gina Haspel was confirmed Thursday as CIA director, becoming the first woman to lead the agency.  The Senate voted 54-45 to confirm President Trumps nominee, with six Democrats supporting and two Republicans defecting.  (story link) Director Haspel, whose nomination was Continue reading


White House Wins Internet With Laurel or Yanny? Video Featuring Pres. Trump, V.P. Pence, Ivanka and More "IndyWatch Feed"

The White House posted a video Thursday night featuring President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Ivanka Trump and a host of senior administration officials weighing in on the Laurel-Yanny question buzzing around the Internet.

For those who dont know, heres a video purporting to explain the Laurel-Yanny phenomenon.

Heres is the White House video. Unlike other sites we are not giving away the punchlines. Watch and enjoy.

Twitter version:

Featured Image, screen grab via Twitter/The Hill which gave away the punchline.

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Grieving Woman Attacks Candace Owens Over Dumb*ss Agenda Ends Up Being Complete Liar and George Soros Open Society Hack "IndyWatch Feed"

Earlier today Turning Point USA spokeswoman Candace Owens tweeted out a question about single women.

Candace Owens: Interesting theory presented to me at lunch. Do you guys think something bio-chemically happens to women who dont marry and/or have children? Evidentiary support: @chelseahandler @kathygriffin @SarahKSilverman

Soon after her tweet a grieving woman attacked Candace and her dumb*ss comments.

Elizabeth Guernsey wrote: The man I loved and would have married died in a car accident 20 mins after leaving my house. I never married or had kids. @RealCandaceOMaybe you should think twice before making dumbass comments to promote a hateful agenda.

Thats when investigative reporter Thomas Wictor went to work:

Thomas posted Candaces response to Elizabeth Guernsey: Really sorry to hear about your tragic loss.
That said, I feel compelled to retweet this because this is such a prime example of how liberals debate. Victomhood as a means to shut down conversation.

Thomas then went to work. The grieving woman Elizabeth Guernsey who never was married is an anti-Trumper.



Planned Parenthood, NARAL Very Upset Trump Called Violent Gang Members Animals "IndyWatch Feed"

Because human beings deserve dignity and respect. Via Daily Wire: Leaders of the abortion rights movement blasted President Donald Trump Thursday for daring to compare members of the violent MS-13 street gang to animals, un-ironically calling on the president to acknowledge that human beings have inherent dignity and deserve respect. Both Cecile Richards, formerly the []


Gallup: This Good Polling News Could Be Bad News For Democrats "IndyWatch Feed"

Highest satisfaction in 13 years. Im sure its due to Obama. Via Daily Caller: In its summary of its latest survey, Gallup underscores that whats good news about public perception on the direction of the country could be bad news for the Democrats. If satisfaction remains where it is or increases, as opposed to falling []


Man Who Created Show About Sexual Harassment Suspended For Sexual Harassment "IndyWatch Feed"

Why is always the liberal feminists? Via Smokeroom: The man behind MTVs hit TV series Catfish: The TV Show has been suspended from production after allegations about him sexually harassing coworkers surfaced this week. Nev Schulman, the shows host and executive producer, was accused of sexual harassment in a series of videos by a woman []


White House Announces Trump Is Donating His Presidential Salary To Veterans Affairs "IndyWatch Feed"

Via Daily Caller: President Donald Trump donates his salary every quarter to a charitable cause, and this quarter, POTUS will be giving his salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs to specifically support their caregiver programs. The White House announced the donation at Thursdays press briefing. These brave men and women have given so much []


There's More To The DCCC's Screwed Up Attacks In The CA-48 Hans Vs Harley Kerfuffle "IndyWatch Feed"

On Sunday we ran an explosive post about why the DCCC dumped Hans Keirstead and endorsed Harley Rouda. Just for the record, I emailed Keirstead's campaign, told them I was writing the story and asked for a call so we could go over it before I published. The response was "I call you in a few minutes." Never did get the call so I ran the post Sunday and included Keirstead's press release. A few days ago the campaign was complaining they had been ill-treated.

A little background: I think both candidates-- Harley and Hans-- would be absolutely dreadful members of Congress. Terrible combination of traits between the two: one's an "ex"-Republican, both were endorsed by the New Dems (the Republican wing of the Democratic Party) and neither seems committed to any progressive values or principles.

Blue America endorsored Laura Oatman, who dropped out because of the huge sums of personal money the various candidates were using to self-finance their campaigns. And there's an even worse candidate running than either Hans or Harley: Omar Siddiqui, another "ex"-Republican who now claims to be "a Reagan Democrat" and who doesn't live in the district but decided to run there because he's such a big supporter of the very right-wing (and racist) incumbent Republican in the district he actually lives in. A dreadful mess in a district that should be a synch for a Democratic flip!

Keirstead's campaign manager complained that the DCCC was using me, something I talked about in the post, which gave me a feeling he didn't actually read the post. In any case, he seems to think, since I published the DCCC smear against Hans, I should also publish another smear against Harley, which he graciously sent along, something along the lines of Rouda firing a woman because she had cancer and her health care bills were causing the company to be in a "downward death spiral" according to him. As I mentioned in the fi...


Christian Parent Furious After School Instructs Children To Write Out Their Submission To Allah "IndyWatch Feed"

Via Daily Caller: A West Virginia school has come under fire for instructing junior high students to write the Islamic profession of faith ostensibly to practice calligraphy. Rich Penkoski, a Christian parent and founder of online ministry Warriors for Christ, raised alarms over a packet on Islam his daughters seventh grade social studies teacher issued []


Nancy Pelosi Defends MS-13, Trashes Trump Theres a Spark of Divinity in Every Human Being (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

The liberal media ran a disgusting smear on Wednesday against President Trump while defending MS-13 killers.

The media claimed President Trump called all immigrants animals when he was very clearly discussing MS-13 gang members.
Heres the video:

But leave it to Nancy Pelosi to push this smear 24 hours later.

Nancy Pelosi accused President Trump of calling all illegal aliens animals.
This is a lie.

Pelosi defended MS-13 saying theres a spark of divinity in every human being.

Trump called MS-13 killers animalsand Nancy Pelosi knows it. She doesnt care.

This is what the GOP is up against liars and cheats. And yet GOP elites believe these people have the publics interest at heart.

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GIULIANI: Robert Mueller May Produce Final Report by Labor Day "IndyWatch Feed"

Robert Mueller is expected to produce his final report by Labor Day, Rudy Giuliani told the Washington Times.

Just in time to meddle in the 2018 midterms! 

The Washington Times reported:

Rudy Giuliani, President Trumps lawyer, says that special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to avoid a fishing expedition by narrowing the subject of questions in an effort to get the president to submit to an interview with the prosecutor.

Mr. Giuliani also says he thinks fired FBI Director James Comey is not going to be worth anything as a witness and thus less a threat to the president.

Mr. Giuliani told The Washington Times that Mr. Muellers team displayed a first good faith effort during a Wednesday meeting that might result in an interview in July and a final Mueller report by Labor Day.

Muellers team also concluded this week they cannot indict a sitting president.


Mueller is going to issue a report on his findings around Labor Day to meddle in the elections; the Dems want to impeach President Trump.

The Washington Times is also reporting Mueller has supposedly dropped a few topics he was investigating:

Hes eliminated a lot of subjects that would have indicated he was fishing, Mr. Giuliani told The Times on Thursday. Hes eliminated those and he&rs...


Andrew McCarthy Discusses FBI and DOJ Attempts To Justify Spying on Trump Campaign "IndyWatch Feed"

Andrew McCarthy appeared on Fox News this morning to discuss the bombshell admissions within a New York Times report, leaked by FBI and DOJ officials, attempting to justify their illegal spying and surveillance operation against the campaign of Donald Trump Continue reading


Hamas Rioter: Group Tricks Women, Children To Enter Line Of Fire "IndyWatch Feed"

Via Ynet: A Hamas activist who was arrested by Israeli security forces while attempting to infiltrate the Gaza border into Israel during Mondays violent protests, explained during his investigation on Wednesday that Hamas deliberately encourages women and children to approach the border fence with the sole aim of incurring casualties and diverting negative attention away []


Without Support Of Six Senate Democrats, Gina Haspel Would Not Be CIA Director "IndyWatch Feed"

Six Senate Democrats helped President Donald Trump, Republicans, and the CIA confirm Gina Haspel as the next CIA director.

The final Senate vote was 54-45. If Democrats had not voted for Haspel, she would not have been confirmed because three Republican Senators were opposed to her nomination.

Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) voted for Haspel.

Meanwhile, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Senator John McCain (R-AZ), and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) refused to support her.

Haspel was the chief of a CIA black site prison in Thailand in 2002. She oversaw the waterboarding of at least one detainee, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri.

In 2005, Haspel engaged in a conspiracy with Jose Rodriguez, chief of the national clandestine service, to ensure 92 torture videotapes of Nashiri and Abu Zubaydah were destroyed. Haspel drafted the cable that Rodriguez sent, which gave the order for the destruction of evidence.

The Justice Department recommended Haspel be held accountable for her involvement in this act, especially because the videotapes were destroyed so members of Congress never saw them. But according to Daniel J. Jones, who was a lead investigator for the Senate intelligence committees torture report, The CIA ignored the recommendation, and Haspel kept being promoted.

CIA general counsel John Rizzo was concerned about a proposal to setup a commission to investigate detainee abuse and torture. He knew this would surface the tapes existence, and the legal department at the CIAs Counterterrorism Center agreed the videotapes had to be destroyed.

Nevertheless, Haspel was promoted to serve as deputy CIA director and then Trump nominated her to run the CIA when Mike Pompeo left to head the State Department.

Senators Joe Donnelly, Heidi Heitkamp, Joe Manchin, and Bill Nelson are moderate or centrist Democrats, who may claim they had to vote for Haspel because they face close re-elections in red states. This demonstrates a lack of moral fortitude to go before voters and make the case that it was wrong for someone who was involved in torture to head the CIA.

McCain stated, Gina Haspel is a patriot who lov...


Trump Doubles Down On Calling MS-13 Animals: I Always Will "IndyWatch Feed"

Trump on calling MS-13 "animals" yesterday: Well, it has nothing to do with this meeting. Im referring, and you know Im referring, to the MS-13 gangs that are coming in. I was talking about the MS-13I refer to them as animalsAnd guess what. I always will. Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 17, 2018


Las Vegas to host worlds biggest orgy "IndyWatch Feed"

This is decadence redolent of the last days of the Roman Empire and the pre-Nazi Weimar Republic. Las Vegas Weekly reports that Las Vegas will host the worlds biggest orgy at Sin City 8 in Embassy Suites on Swenson St., Continue reading


DEVELOPING=> Senior DOJ Official: We Offered Nunes and Gowdy a Friday Meeting With Rosenstein "IndyWatch Feed"

Chairman of the House Intel Committee Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Trey Gowdy (R-SC) were invited to meet with Rosenstein, Wray and Senior Intel staff Friday morning.

A senior DOJ official is now claiming Nunes and Gowdy have not responded to their invite.


Fox News producer, Jake Gibson is reporting a DOJ official claimed Nunes and Gowdy have not responded to the invitation extended to them for a Friday morning briefing.

Gibson tweeted: Senior DOJ Official:
Earlier in the week (Tuesday), we offered Chairmen Nunes and Gowdy a meeting for Friday morning with the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Chris Wray, and senior Intelligence Community staff. They have not responded to our invite.

This is a strange development considering Nunes and Gowdy have been hounding Rosenstein to gain access to pertinent Mueller documents including the Rosenstein memo.

Facing contempt charges, Justice Department officials agreed to sit down with Nunes and Gowdy to come to a resolution last week.

Nunes and Gowdy met with Rosenstein and other officials last Thursday in a classified briefing amid a standoff over pertinent Mueller-Russia documents being withheld by the swamp. 

We had a productive discussion today with officials from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Department of Justice, and FBI in which we raised questions related to information requested from the Intelligence Community, Nunes and Gowdy said in a statement. The officials committed to holding further discussions of these matters, and we look forward to continuing our dialogue next...


Serve Your F**king Country Emma Gonzalez Lectures Gun Owners With Vulgar Rant "IndyWatch Feed"

Protip: Um, Emma, many of the people who own guns and AR-15s HAVE served their country unlike you. Via Daily Caller: Parkland survivor and gun control activist Emma Gonzlez lectured gun owners Thursday at an education forum. Excuse my language. Its just cheaper to take away the guns that arent imperative to living in America. []


DOJ Inspector General Completes Review On Hillary Clinton Probe, Report Iminent "IndyWatch Feed"

Now, it should be noted that his ability is limited to what he can reach punishment of those within the DOJ system. However, he can make criminal referral or recommendation based upon what he has found out. There are some reports already that he has made such a recommendation according to Paul Sperry. Via []


Not Strong Enough: Sarah Sanders Defends Trump Comments About Violent Illegal MS-13 Members "IndyWatch Feed"

.@PressSec: "If the media and liberals want to defend MS-13, they're more than welcome to. Frankly, I don't think the term @POTUS used was strong enough It took an animal to stab a man 100 times and decapitate him and rip his heart out." Fox News (@FoxNews) May 17, 2018 But media and []

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How to Fight a Tyrant "IndyWatch Feed"

The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun Writer, Dandelion Salad Originally published Dec. 8, 2013 May 17, 2018 It is not enough to hurl your rage at tyranny . . . every bully knows how to dodge a hothead. Anger is the alcohol of emotions. We flush, courageous in its drunken []


Must Watch: President Trump Talks North Korea, China and Trade During NATO Bilat "IndyWatch Feed"

President Trump met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House today for a bilateral meeting on EU security and trade issues.  During the Oval Office press availability both made remarks but president Trump took the opportunity to Continue reading


Mike Flynn Jr. Reacts to Bombshell News Comey & Yates Began Spying on His Father ONE YEAR Before Call to Russian Ambassador Kislyak "IndyWatch Feed"

As previously reported, former FBI Director James Comey and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates targeted General Flynn with a counterintel investigation ONE YEAR before his December 2016 phone call to Russian Ambassador Kislyak during the Trump transition.

The reason? Because he was sitting at a table with Vladimir Putin at a Moscow event in December of 2015the same event Green Party candidate Jill Stein attended. Jill Stein was also sitting at the same table as Flynn and Putin.

General Flynns son, Mike Flynn Jr. is furious over the Deep States witch hunt of his father, a decorated 3-star General.

Investigative reporter Paul Sperry dropped this leak from Horowitzs report Thursday afternoon:

BREAKING: Comey/Yates targeted Gen. Flynn in C.I. investigation a yr BEFORE he communicated w Russian ambassador in Dec 2016 as a transition officialand the trigger was Flynn sitting at same table w Putin at Dec 2015 Moscow event, even tho Green Partys Jill Stein also at table

Thats rightComey and Yates began spying on General Flynn over a picture of him sitting at a table next to Putin and Jill Stein.

Russian network RT paid Michael Flynn $45,000 to speak a 10 year anniversary gala in December of 2015.

Big deal. There is nothing illegal about what General Flynn did.



Report: IG Horowitz Found Reasonable Grounds For Criminal Prosecution and Referred to U.S. Attorney John Huber "IndyWatch Feed"

Real Clear Investigations journalist Paul Sperry has noted that Inspector General Michael Horowitz found reasonable grounds for criminal prosecution and referred his findings to U.S. Attorney John Huber for possible criminal prosecution. (Tweet Link) Hopefully, this does not come as Continue reading


An Equifax and Facebook Lawyer Will Now Run the FTCs Bureau of Consumer Protection "IndyWatch Feed"

In a rare party-line vote, the Federal Trade Commission appointed a corporate lawyer who has represented Uber, Equifax, Facebook, and a jailed payday lender to run its Bureau of Consumer Protection. The appointment was one of the first moves of the new five-member panel, all of whom were confirmed by the Senate last month.

I am delighted to appoint such a stellar group of leaders to continue the FTCs work on behalf of American consumers, said FTC Chair Joseph Simons in a statement. The commission appointed heads for the bureaus of Competition and Economics and a General Counsel unanimously, as is typical for these positions.

Only the appointment of Andrew Smith to the Bureau of Consumer Protection was controversial, with a 3-2 vote along party lines. Democratic appointees Rohit Chopra and Becca Kelly Slaughter opposed Smith, and each laid out their concerns in written dissents.

No commission meeting was held in conjunction with the appointment; commissioners merely turned in their votes.

As the New York Times explained last week, while Smith once worked at the FTC, he was most recently a partner with the financial services practice at Covington & Burling, a leading white-collar defense firm. His clients included dozens of financial institutions, credit-reporting agencies, and tech firms, including players in some of the most notorious corporate scandals of the past several years. For example, Smith represented convicted payday lender Scott Tucker, from whom the FTC won a $1.3 billion judgment for deceiving and exploiting consumers. Tucker faces 16 years in prison.

Three other Smith-repped companies have active investigations at the FTC: Facebook, for potentially violating a 2011 consent decree over safeguarding user privacy; and Uber and Equifax, over separate data breaches that exposed the personal information of hundreds of......


US Air Force Tweets Out Warning to Taliban Then Quickly Deletes It and Apologizes for Showing Poor Taste to Islamist Killers "IndyWatch Feed"

The US Air Force posted a clever tweet on Thursday on the A10 bombers. The Air Force tweeted: The Taliban Forces in Farah city Afghanistan would much rather have heard Yanny or Laurel than the deafening BRRRT they got courtesy of our A10. Read More:

The laurel and yanny reference was in reference to this amazing tweet posted this week on what you hear.

The Air Force later deleted the tweet and posted an apology.

It was too insensitive to the Taliban animals and showed poor taste.

How can you defend an enemy when youre afraid to insult them and hurt their feelings?

The post US Air Force Tweets Out Warning to Taliban Then Quickly Deletes It and Apologizes for Showing Poor Taste to Islamist Killers appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.


Another District The DCCC Is Stumbling Around In And Screwing Up The Works "IndyWatch Feed"

Since we write so much about how terrible the DCCC interference in Democratic primaries is, people often ask me which one of the races are they screwing up the most. They've certainly done immense damage in Houston (TX-07), in Austin (TX-21), Dallas (TX-32), Omaha (NE-02), Orange County (CA-39), South Jersey (NJ-02), the Denver suburbs (CO-06), Syracuse (NY-24), and South Texas (TX-23), but the race in Tucson (AZ-02) may well be the most disgusting. Ann Kirkpatrick was already in Congress and accrued really horrible, conservative voting record and a consistent record of fighting tooth and nail for her benefactors at the NRA. Kirkpatrick was a rotgut New Dem and a disgrace to the Democratic Party. There are two viable Democrats in the primary this time and the DCCC has strongly backed Kirkpatrick even though she's not the strongest candidate.

How can I make that assertion? New polling of likely Democratic primary voters from FM3 Research released last week shows that Matt Heinz has a narrow lead despite the fact that Kirkpatrick has huge name recognition from her failed 2016 Senate race and has already spent $458,729 to Heinz's $220,032. (The DCCC has helped her corral $234,667 in PAC contributes-- compared to just $7,500 that Heinz has brought in from PACs.)


New Video: Pres. Trump: I Will Always Call MS-13 Animals "IndyWatch Feed"

President Donald Trump spoke to reporters Thursday afternoon during a White House meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during which a reporter asked Trump about his animals comment in response to a question about the difficulty deporting MS-13 gang members made at a White House meeting Wednesday on Californias sanctuary laws.

Trumps response calling the gang members animals was misreported by many in the media as Trump calling all immigrants or undocumented immigrants animals and used by liberals to smear Trump as anti-immigrant and Hitler.

Trump told the press Thursday he will always refer to MS-13 and other gangs as animals.

I am referring to the MS-13 gangs that are coming in. I was talking about the MS-13 and if you look further under the tape you will see that. President Trump clarifies These arent people, these are animals

The RNC posted a video clip with the context of Trumps original comments from Wednesday.



The US Surgeon General Was One Delta Flights Doctor In The House "IndyWatch Feed"

Luck of the draw. Via Washington Examiner: When Delta cabin crew on a flight from Atlanta to Jackson, Miss., asked whether a doctor was on board, they probably werent expecting to get help from Americas Doctor. But Surgeon General Jerome Adams, who was aboard the flight, eagerly answered the call on Wednesday. On my Delta []


Here We Go=> Mueller Gives Manafort Judge Unredacted Rosenstein Memo "IndyWatch Feed"

Robert Muellers office begrudgingly gave Judge T.S. Ellis the unredacted Rosenstein memo detailing the Special Counsels scope in a sealed court filing Thursday.

Reuters reported:

Special Counsel Robert Muellers office notified a federal court in Virginia on Thursday it had filed under seal an unredacted memorandum that is expected to shed light on the scope of his wide-ranging probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Judge T.S. Ellis lost his temper a couple weeks ago in a Manafort hearing and accused Muellers prosecutors of using the case against Trumps former campaign chairman to oust the President from office.

The Reagan-appointed judge also ordered the government to hand over the unredacted Rosenstein memo.

The Judge told Muellers prosecutors, We dont want anyone with unfettered power.

Muellers prosecutors argued they have certain authorities given to them which were laid out in Rosensteins August 2017 memo.

Judge Ellis scoffed at Muellers prosecutors who argued the memo has to be kept a secret because of ongoing investigations and ordered the unredacted memo to be released within a two week time frame.

And here we are; Judge Ellis now has the unredacted memo.

Stay tuned. The Gateway Pundit will be reporting on Judge Ellis response to this memo and to Manaforts motion to have Muellers case against him dismissed.

The post Here We Go=> Mueller Gives Manafort Judge Unredacted Rosenstein Memo appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.


Voter Fraud: 3.5M more registered voters than adults in U.S. "IndyWatch Feed"

In 2017, Judicial Watchs Election Integrity Project examined the 2011-2015 data of two groups: the U.S. Census Bureaus American Community Survey and the federal Election Assistance Commission. Deroy Murdock, a Fox News contributor and a contributing editor of National Review Continue reading


Syria - Inconsistent, Incomplete And Implausible - The OPCW Report On Saraqib Is Another Disgrace "IndyWatch Feed"

On February 4, two days before a UN Security Council meeting on chemical weapon issues, a Syrian army helicopter flew into Idelb governorate which is held by al-Qaeda. Escaping the quite effective air defenses of the terrorists it dropped two...


Director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Who Is Heidi King? "IndyWatch Feed"

Heidi R. King previously served in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) during Republican and Democratic administrations and as a staffer on the House Energy and Commerce Committee under GOP control. King was nominated April 5, 2018, to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the Donald Trump administration. The NHTSA is charged with regulating safety standards in the auto industry and transportation. At her confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on May 16, King, when asked about climate change and gas mileage standards, fell back on the common Republican answer by stating, Im not a climate scientist.


Born December 21, 1964, in Ventura, California, King worked as an emergency dispatcher in the Butte County Sheriffs Office and then as a park ranger in Pismo Beach, California. She graduated from the University of California at Irvine in 1995 with a B.A. in economics and math, and from California Institute of Technology with an M.Sc. in economics in 1998.


King worked in the Clinton White House as a regulatory policy analyst in OMB from 1998 to 2000. She then went to Telcordia Technologies, which had been spun off from Bell Labs with the breakup of AT&T. In 2002, she moved to drug maker Pfizer as senior manager of management science. During this time, King also served as a volunteer emergency medical technician in Chatham, New Jersey.


King returned to Washington in 2007 to the OMB, this time in the George W. Bush administration in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and remained there after Barack Obama took over. In 2011 she moved to Capitol Hill as chief economist of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which was chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-Michigan).


King left government again in 2013 to become global director for environmental safety and risk for GE Capital, remaining through the end of 2016. The following year, she was appointed deputy administrator of the NHTSA, effectively running the organization since it had no administrator. While in that role, King advocated for reducing fuel mileage targets put into place during the Obama administration. She has also had to defend the agencys handling of the Takata air bag recall, which involves more than 3 million vehicles and at least 22 deaths.




Deep State FBI Started Spying on Mike Flynn for $45,000 Russian Speech But NOT on Bill Clinton for $500,000 Russian Speech "IndyWatch Feed"

In 2010 former President Bill Clinton met with Vladimir Putin at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside of Moscow.

This was after his $500,000 speech and before the Uranium One deal was approved by the Hillary Clinton State Department and Obama administration officials.

The Gateway Pundit uncovered photos from Bills meeting with Vladimir Putin.

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Deportation Bus: Georgia GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Controversial Tour Bus "IndyWatch Feed"

The bus could clear out the Home Depot parking lot within 5 minutes of pulling in. Via Fox5: The Georgia Primary is next week and one gubernatorial candidate has generated controversy over a new campaign ad and his campaign tour bus State Senator Michael Williams said he is taking a firm stand on immigration reform, []


BREAKING: Comey & Yates Targeted General Flynn With Counterintel Investigation ONE YEAR Before His Phone Call to Russian Ambassador in 2016 "IndyWatch Feed"


It turns out former FBI Director James Comey and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates targeted General Flynn with a counterintel investigation ONE YEAR before his December 2016 phone call to Russian Ambassador Kislyak during the Trump transition.

The reason? Because he was sitting at a table with Vladimir Putin at a Moscow event in December of 2015the same event Green Party candidate Jill Stein attended. Jill Stein was also sitting at the same table as Flynn and Putin.

This is criminal.

Investigative reporter Paul Sperry dropped this gem Thursday afternoon:

BREAKING: Comey/Yates targeted Gen. Flynn in C.I. investigation a yr BEFORE he communicated w Russian ambassador in Dec 2016 as a transition officialand the trigger was Flynn sitting at same table w Putin at Dec 2015 Moscow event, even tho Green Partys Jill Stein also at table

Russian network RT paid Michael Flynn $45,000 to speak a 10 year anniversary gala in December of 2015.

What Flynn did is totally legal, however; this is what triggered a counterintel investigation into him by Comey and Yates.

Never mind Bill Clintons $500,000 for a speech in Moscow or the $150 million paid to the Clinton Foundation as the Russians acquired 20% of our Uranium.

Photo of Flynn sitting next to Putin: (notice Jill Stein at the same table)


Debbie Wasserman Schultz: NRA Just Shy Of A Terrorist Organization "IndyWatch Feed"

The cheese has slid of her cracker. Via NRO: Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) characterized the NRA as just shy of a terrorist organization Tuesday in response to the the contention of the groups newly appointed president, Oliver North, that the Parkland students pushing stricter gun-control legislation are engaging in civil terrorism. The NRA []



A day after The Washington Post's James Hohmann told us that "the far left is winning the Democratic civil war," we have this headline on the front page of the print New York Times:

"Hard to the left"? Omigod! Is Phil Murphy nationalizing the means of production? Is he breaking the eyeglasses of intellectuals and forcing them to do stoop labor on collective farms?

No -- he's being a liberal.

A recently adopted equal pay law has put New Jersey at the forefront of national efforts to narrow the gender wage gap. The states new automatic voter registration law ranks among the most sweeping in the country, while its funding of Planned Parenthood, package of gun control laws, renewable energy legislation and a measure to provide state financial aid to immigrants who came to the United States as children are all part of the progressive playbook.
And the "liberal" New York Times is not amused:
In a state whose political profile has been marked by scandal and dominated most recently by a bellicose Republican governor, the first few months of Gov. Philip D. Murphys Democratic tenure have seen an abrupt ideological makeover as New Jersey lurches to the left, joining the ranks of the most liberal states in the nation.

His aggressive steering reflects the mandate Mr. Murphy believes he was given last year by his lopsided victory.

But his policies have also left Republicans and even moderate Democrats with a case of whiplash and raised serious questions about how Mr. Murphy will pay for his agenda in a state saddled with severe financial difficulties.
We know Murphy is a dangerous radical because his Republican opposition is made to seem so middle-of-the-road:
... Mr. Murphys approach has provoked fierce backlash from many Republicans.

Hes not liberal; hes extreme, said Jon Bramnick, the Republican minority leader in the State Assembly. I dont even have a problem with people who are somewhat liberal, though I may disagree with them. But this is not a liberal agenda. This is...


VIDEO: Sarah Sanders Rips Media and Liberals for Defending MS-13 After Pres. Trump Called Them Animals "IndyWatch Feed"

At Thursdays briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders ripped the media for its reporting on President Donald Trumps comments Wednesday calling MS-13 gang member animals that were falsely reported as Trump calling all immigrants animals. Those misleading reports were picked up by liberals who used them to smear Trump as Hitler.

Sanders says @POTUS was very clearly referring to MS-13 gang members, when he said yesterday: These arent people. These are animals. Sanders cited MS-13 members for rape, kidnapping and murder. Said the words the Pres said about them werent strong enough.

YouTube video:

C-SPAN clip via Twitter:


Chuck Schumer DRAGGED On Twitter For Comparing All Our Great-Great Grandparents To MS-13 Gang Members "IndyWatch Feed"

The left is really doubling down on the false reporting of Trumps animals comment referencing the violent MS-13 gang.

As previously reported by TGP: NBC News icon Andrea Mitchell led the media-Democrat hit job on President Donald Trump over remarks he made about deporting illegal immigrant gang members, calling them animals when he was asked about MS-13 at an illegal immigration roundtable at the White House Wednesday. Mitchell and others falsely said Trump called all immigrants animals, with several equating Trump to Hitler.

 Well, despite EVEN the left-leaning AP deleting their animals tweet, Schumer is doubling down. Of course. This time, hilariously comparing all of our great-great-grandparents to MS-13 gang members. Twitter is not having it.

You can probably already see where this is going



Paris Train Attack Hero Running For Local Office In Oregon "IndyWatch Feed"

He isnt a social justice warrior. Via The Hill: One of the men who helped stop a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in 2015 has announced hes running for local office in Oregon. The News-Review in Oregon reported that Alek Skarlatos announced his candidacy on Tuesday for a Douglas County commissioner seat. The county []


Inside the Barbaric U.S. Industry of Dog Experimentation "IndyWatch Feed"

Cages of "research dogs" stacked on top of each other at Ridglan Farms, Inc.


BREAKING: IG Horowitz Found Reasonable Grounds FBI Violated FEDERAL CRIMINAL LAW in Bureaus Handling of Hillary Investigation "IndyWatch Feed"


Inspector General Horowitz found reasonable grounds for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBIs handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Horowitz has referred his findings of potential criminal misconduct to Huber for possible criminal prosecution, says investigative reporter, Paul Sperry.

Buckle up because IG Horowitzs report is going to light DC up.


Investigative reporter, Paul Sperry dropped this gem Thursday afternoon:

Sperry tweeted: BREAKING: IG Horowitz has found reasonable grounds for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBI/DOJs handling of the Clinton investigation/s and has referred his findings of potential criminal misconduct to Huber for possible criminal prosecution

Sperry also dropped this:

BREAKING: Comey/Yates targeted Gen. Flynn in C.I. investigation a yr BEFORE he communicated w Russian ambassador in Dec 2016 as a transition officialand the trigger was Flynn sitting at same table w Putin at Dec 2015 Moscow event, even tho Green Partys Jill Stein also at table



Kellyanne Conway Demands Apology Over Lies About Pres. Trumps MS-13 Immigrant Animals Comments; AP Deletes Tweet, CNN Clarifies "IndyWatch Feed"

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway posted a demand for an apology to President Donald Trump, and the victims of MS-13 gang violence, from those who lied about Trumps comments calling MS-13 gang members animals when discussing Californias illegal alien sanctuary policies at a White House round table discussion Wednesday.

The news media, led by NBCs Andrea Mitchell, the New York Times and C-SPAN created a lie that Trump called all immigrants animals, or that he called undocumented immigrants animals. Either way, the reports and video clips were stripped of the context that Trump was responding to Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims complaining that Californias sanctuary policies prevent her from contacting ICE about MS-13 gang members in the Fresno jail unless they meet a certain threshold.

Democrat politicians and activists, celebrities and Mexican officials piled on condemning Trump, falsely accusing him of dehumanizing migrants and, of course, calling him Hitler.

CNNs Jake Tapper posted context of Trumps comments Thursday morning after the conservative media had been reporting the context since Wednesday afternoon. Conway keyed off Tappers tweet for her demand for an apology.

Others who rushed to judgment to get the President rather than to get the story owe @POTUS and the grieving loved ones who have lost family members to gang violence an apology.

Shortly before noon EDT, the Associated Press posted it was deleting a misleading tweet about Trumps animal co...


Traitor Hanoi Jane and other elderly actresses star in new movie, Book Club "IndyWatch Feed"

Just what everyone wants to see: A bunch of elderly women getting excited because of the book, Fifty Shades of Grey. This new movie opens on May 18 and stars Hanoi Jane, Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton and Mary Steenburgen. The Continue reading


The Avenatti Files: Sleazy Porn Star Lawyer Under Investigation by California State Bar "IndyWatch Feed"

Stormy Daniels sleazy lawyer, Michael Avenatti is under investigation by the California State Bar after a complaint was filed over alleged unpaid taxes.

Fox News reported:

The State Bar of California is investigating porn star Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti, Fox News has confirmed, after a complaint was filed regarding allegedly unpaid taxes.

Fox News on Wednesday obtained an April 18-dated letter verifying the existence of the investigationunrelated to his representation of Daniels.

The complaint against attorney Michael J. Avenatti has been reviewed and forwarded to the Enforcement Unit for further investigation and prosecution, if warranted, said the letter from the state bar, written by Supervising Attorney Anand Kumar and reviewed by Fox News.

The letter also provided the names of the investigators reviewing the complaint.

The complaint, first reported by The Seattle Times, said Avenatti and Global Baristas faced a lien for unpaid federal taxes worth roughly $5 million, claiming taxes were withheld from workers paychecks but not paid to the government. The complaint from Nold, as posted by The Seattle Times, called into question Avenattis fitness to practice law.

Nold, who filed the initial complaint, represents Bellevue Square, which has been in a landlord-tenant dispute with Tullys Coffee. The Superior Court for the State of Washington found Nold to be in contempt of court following an intentional disobedience of a court order. Nold disclosed Avenattis deposition transcript to The Seattle Times, according to a court filing obtained by Fox News.

As previously reported, Stormy Daniels creepy lawyer Michael Avenatti reportedly paid no taxes for years in a row in spite of making over $30 million in income. This was uncovered by a former employee who brought a case against him for defr...


Another N.J. Public Official Goes Off On A Cop At Traffic Stop, Calls Chief A Skinhead "IndyWatch Feed"

Traffic laws are for the little people. Via NJ Com: A South Orange-Maplewood School Board Member was caught on camera using foul language and apparently calling a police chief a skinhead after being pulled over for speeding last month the second recent incident in which a public official was recorded mouthing off to a []


President Trump Vows Full Funding For Border Wall, Threatens Government Shutdown If Congress Doesnt Step Up "IndyWatch Feed"

President Trump has threatened a government shutdown if Congress does not agree to hand over full funding for the border wall in the next budget proposal. At a meeting with municipal leaders in California, President Trump was optimistic, Now were going for the full funding for the wall, and were going to try and get that as soon as possible.

Derailing Mexicos lack of cooperation on the illegal immigration crisis, Trump said, Mexico does nothing for us. Mexico talks but they do nothing for us, especially at the border. They certainly dont help us much on trade.

The amount currently being requested for the wall is $25 billion, but even the most fiscal conservative should not be wide-eyed at this number considering the estimated burden of illegals currently in America ranges from 116 to 300 billion ANNUALLY.

More via Roll Call:

The president criticized California and its leaders for what he said was inadequate coordination with federal immigration authorities, going so far as to say he would recommend Justice Department officials look into obstruction of justice charges against Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for tipping off residents of a coming ICE raid earlier this year. The Justice Department already is looking into her actions.

Californias governor was unimpressed.

@realDonaldTrump is lying on immigration, lying about crime and lying about the laws of CA. Flying in a dozen Republican politicians to flatter him and praise his reckless policies changes nothing. We, the citizens of the fifth largest economy in the world, are not impressed, Democrat Jerry Brown tweeted on Wednesday.

Senate Democrats, however, have objected to simply handing Trump all the monies needed to complete the project. They have the numbers to block the wall funding or to demand concessions from Trump and Republicans in return.

The disagreement over how much funding Congress should allocate in a single bill for the proposed barrier helped sink a Senate effort earlier this year to pass an immigration measure. And it could bring the country to the brink of a government shutdown later this year just weeks before Novembers congressional elections.

The post President Trump Vows Full Funding&#8221...


Ex-presidente do Equador Rafael Correa qualifica como tortura o tratamento de Julian Assange "IndyWatch Feed"

Rafeal Correa celebrates his overwhelming re-election win as Ecuador's President in 2013, with his Vice President Jorge Glass


Photo Released of Porn Star Lawyer Avenatti Partying It Up with CNN Cranks in Sag Harbor "IndyWatch Feed"

Theyre not reporters.
Theyre Democrat party operatives.

CNN pundits were pictured partying it up with controversial porn star lawyer Michael Avenatti.

The photo was taken and posted by Juanita Scarlet who is married to CNN political commentator Errol Louis.

Photo via Twitter

The Daily Caller reported:

The wife of a CNN commentator accidentally exposed the networks bias in a now-deleted tweet that showed anchors and pundits partying with Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti.

Juanita Scarlett, who is married to CNN political commentator Errol Louis, posted a photo of Avenatti with Louis, CNN anchor Don Lemon, and CNN commentator Margaret Hoover.

The caption read, Thrilled to have met @MichaelAvenatti at the Sag Harbor soiree of my second favorite favorite on-air journalist @donlemon @errollous @MargaretHoover.

The soiree was most likely at Lemons home since he purchased a place in Sag Harbor a couple of years ago.

Stephen Miller called CNN out after the tweet was deleted:

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Sarah Sanders White House Press Briefing 1:00pm EST Livestream "IndyWatch Feed"

Sarah Huckabee  Sanders delivers the White House press briefing for Thursday May 17th.  Anticipated start time 1:00pm EST UPDATE: Video Added WH Livestream Link GST Livestream Link Fox News Livestream Link


The Catonsville Nine "IndyWatch Feed"

Fifty years ago today, on May 17, 1968, something happened in Catonsville.
The Catonsville Nine were nine Catholic activists who burned draft files to protest the Vietnam War. On May 17, 1968, they went to the draft board in Catonsville, Maryland, took 378 draft files, brought them to the parking lot in wire baskets, dumped them out, poured over them home-made napalm (an incendiary used extensively by the US military in Vietnam), and set them on fire. Then they sang, prayed, spoke with reporters and waited to be arrested by the Baltimore County police.
The Nine were:
Father Daniel Berrigan, a Jesuit priest
Philip Berrigan, a former Josephite priest
Br. David Darst, a De La Salle Christian Brother
John Hogan
Tom Lewis, an artist
Marjorie Bradford Melville
Thomas Melville, a former Maryknoll priest
George Mische
Mary Moylan
They were tried in Federal Court in Baltimore on October 5-9, 1968. Both pro- and anti-war demonstrators picketed outside the courtroom. They were found guilty of destruction of U.S. property, destruction of Selective Service files, and interference with the Selective Service Act and sentenced to a total of 18 years in prison. But their leader Father Berrigan went on the lam and for the next seven months kept showing up in various places around the country, preaching anti-war sermons, and then disappearing again. He was eventually arrested and served a year in prison.

The building that housed the draft office still stands next to our public library; my daughters took ballet lessons there. I remember the strange thrill I got when I realized that those events took place in the parking lot where I left my car every Saturday.
Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper instead of children, the angering of the orderlies in the front parlor of the charnel house. We could not, so help us God, do otherwise.

Father Daniel Berrigan


Guatemala Opens Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel "IndyWatch Feed"

Guatemala became the second country following the United States to open its new embassy in Jerusalem, Israel.

Guatemala held an opening ceremony in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

The United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem on Monday following decades of promises.

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WATCH: TGPs Lucian Wintrich Discusses The Immigration Crisis And His New Art Film On InfoWars War Room With Owen Shroyer "IndyWatch Feed"


On Wednesday, the Gateway Pundits Lucian Wintrich went on Infowars War Room program with Owen Shroyer to discuss the illegal immigration crisis, his new art film and how it relates, and a number of other cultural issues.

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Shooter Stopped By Armed School Resource Officer Was Bullied And Ostracized According To Mom "IndyWatch Feed"

In other words, he was already known to be trouble, likely obtained the gun illegally and what he intended was not good. Via Daily Wire: The suspect has been identified as a troubled student who was in fact still enrolled at the school but was working independently out of the principals office. Illinois State Police []


POTUS Trump Reacts to Obamas Deep State FBI Spy Embedded in His Campaign This is Bigger Than Watergate! "IndyWatch Feed"

In a SHOCKING admission on Wednesday The New York Times reported the FBI opened an  investigation dubbed Crossfire Hurricane into Trumps campaign 100 days before the Presidential election.

Of course this Deep State FBI leak to the NY Times is just their way of getting ahead of the damning IG report which is set to be released very soon.

Obamas Deep State FBI obtained Trumps campaign phone records through secret subpoenas and even admitted to spying on Trumps camp with an informant.

President Trump sounded off Thursday morning in an epic Twitter rant.

Trump began by slamming the Mueller witch hunt: Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American Historyand there is still No Collusion and No Obstruction. The only Collusion was that done by Democrats who were unable to win an Election despite the spending of far more money!

Trump says its bigger than Watergate: Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN EMBEDDED INFORMANT. Andrew McCarthy says, Theres probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign. If so, this is bigger than Watergate!


GOP Congressional Rank And File Starting To Crack On Popular Democratic Initiatives "IndyWatch Feed"

It looks like Republican congressional leaders are starting to lose control of their nervous caucuses.

Yesterday the Senate passed a Democratic pro-net neutrality bill. All 49 Democrats plus three Republicans-- Susan Collins (ME), Lisa Murkowski (AK) and John Kennedy (LA)-- voted for the very popular bill, while McConnell and 46 other Republicans voted against it. Dean Heller (R-NV), who will face Nevada voters in November and was wavering, decided to vote against it at the last minute. He's a notorious coward.

Meanwhile, over in the House, Ryan is getting frantic about the threat of the House passing a discharge petition in order two move popular DACA legislation that he's been blocking. He called a GOP conference meeting to warn his members not to vote for it as two more members-- John Katko of Syracuse and Dave Trott from the suburbs north of Detroit added their names to the petition, bringing the total to 20, just 5 away from the 25 needed.

As The Hill pointed out, "Discharge petitions are almost never successful, since they require members of the majority party to buck their own party brass and force votes on legislation that leaders would prefer to keep off the floor. And Ryan on Wednesday warned his troops against the discharge petition strategy, arguing that it empowers the minority Democrats.

We do not agree with discharge petitions; we think they are a mistake. They dis-unify our majorit...


Media Fuels Fake News Criticism With Misleading Reports on Trumps Animals Comments "IndyWatch Feed"

And they all did it. Even C-Span which originally had it correct, then later tweeted out a misleading tweet. Its stuff like that that makes you wonder how much they lie about the things that cant be so easily checked. Via Free Beacon: The best argument mainstream media figures can make that they arent out []


RIGHT NOW: Rand Paul Goes Off On Epic Rant Against Wasteful Spending "IndyWatch Feed"

Known for his fantastic Twitter tirades, in particular, his annual Festivus tweets, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul once again uses Twitter to demonstrate the outrageous waste his staff has uncovered in the current budget being debated on the Senate floor. This is being coordinated with his speech on the Senate floor.

Perhaps the most egregious thing uncovered is an unfinished hotel in Afghanistan that cost US taxpayers $90 Million, along with another $50 Million in unused equipment. And the hotel will never be completed.

Did you know that were paying millions of dollars for things such as studying the effects of cocaine on quails, sending Pakistani kids to Space Camp and Dollywood (yes, a Dolly Parton owned theme park), sponsoring an Afghani Cricket team, a climate change based video game, and to see if taking selfies makes someone happy?


U.S. Navy Reserve Doctor on Gina Haspel Torture Victim: One of the Most Severely Traumatized Individuals I Have Ever Seen "IndyWatch Feed"

An American doctor and Naval reserve officer who has done extensive medical evaluation of a high-profile prisoner who was tortured under the supervision of Gina Haspel privately urged Sen. Mark Warner, the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to oppose Haspels confirmation as CIA director, according to an email obtained by The Intercept.

I have evaluated Mr. Abdal Rahim al-Nashiri, as well as close to 20 other men who were tortured in U.S. custody, including several who were tortured as part of the CIAs RDI [Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation] program. I am one of the only health professionals he has ever talked to about his torture, its effects, and his ongoing suffering, Dr. Sondra Crosby, a professor of public health at Boston University, wrote to Warners legislative director on Monday. He is irreversibly damaged by torture that was unusually cruel and designed to break him. In my over 20 years of experience treating torture victims from around the world, including Syria, Iraq, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mr. al-Nashiri presents as one of the most severely traumatized individuals I have ever seen.

Nashiri was snatched in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in 2002 and rendered to Afghanistan by the CIA and eventually taken to the Cats Eye prison in Thailand that was run by Haspel from October to December 2002. He was suspected of involvement in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole off the coast of Yemen. He is currently being held at Guantnamo Bay prison.

Despite Crosbys pleas, Warner and five other Democratic senators have announced their support for Haspel. Warner backed Haspel after she sent him a carefully crafted letter designed to give the impression that she had changed her position on torture while simultaneously continuing to defend its efficacy. While I wont condemn those that made these hard calls, and I have noted the valuable intelligence collected, the program ultimately did damage to our officers and our standing in the world, Haspel wrote. With the benefit of hindsight and my experience as a senior agency leader, the enhanced interrogation program is not one the CIA should have undertaken.

Haspel stated that she would refuse to undertake any proposed activity that was contrary to my moral and ethical values. But Haspel has refused to renounce torture, her role in its use or to condemn the practice of waterboarding. In fact, under questioning from Sen. Kamala Harris during her confirmation hearing, Haspel explicitly refused to say that the enhanced interrogation techniques she oversaw at a secret CIA prison in Thailand were immoral. That fact renders her pledge to Warner meaningless....


Trump: Obama FBI Probably Had a Spy Inside Presidential Campaign "IndyWatch Feed"

Via Free Beacon: President Donald Trump on Thursday accused the FBI of potentially spying on his presidential campaign and said doing so would be a bigger scandal than Watergate. Citing National Reviews Andrew McCarthy, former assistant U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York, Trump said the FBI probably had an informant embedded in []


Awan Lawyer Demanded Witness Reveal What She Told FBI, Probed About Radical Islamic Activities "IndyWatch Feed"

Via Daily Caller: A lawyer for Abid Awan one of the three brothers who the House Inspector General found made unauthorized access to congressional servers before the election used a deposition in an unrelated civil case to ask a witness to reveal what she told FBI agents, to ascertain if they asked about []


Corporations Spend Very Few Savings From Tax Cuts On Workers, Data Shows "IndyWatch Feed"

One of the most highly touted legislative accomplishments of President Donald Trump and Republicans is the $1.5 trillion tax cut they passed in December 2017. Conservatives and corporations alike have praised the tax cut, and publicized bonuses and wage hikes for workers to rally support in its favor.

AT&T promised bonuses of $1000 to 200,000 employees over the next year. Wells Fargo claimed to increase their minimum wage to $15 an hour. Disney announced $1000 bonuses to all of its employees. Wal-Mart linked increases to their starting wage and issued bonuses up to $1000 for some employees.

Despite the corporate washing of Trumps tax cut, data compiled by Americans For Tax Fairness shows the windfall of money corporations are receiving from the tax cuts is not going to workers.

Only 398 out of 26 million businesses provided workers with bonuses and/or wage increases in the wake of the tax cuts (4.1 percent of workers). These businesses include only 66 out of all Fortune 500 corporations.

A very small amount of savingsapproximately $6.9 billion out of $76 billion in savingsis being redistributed to workers in the form of bonuses or wage increases.

This amount is even lower than what was predicted by market analysts in a CNBC survey conducted in January 2018. Although they predicted more of the tax cut windfall would be spent on companies conducting stock buybacks from investors, which increases the value of shares in a company, they still believed 12 percent would go to workers.

Based on the data compiled so far, among Fortune 500 companies, $347 billion was diverted to stock buybacks while only $6 billion was spent on workers.

The extensive use of tax savings for stock buybacks rather than investing to grow the business is exactly what I predicted would happen and what we saw in the similar multinational corporate tax cut fiasco more than a decade ago, David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize winner and former tax reporter for the New York Times, told Shadowproof. Johnston was referring to the tax cuts implemented under George W. Bush.



Russiagate is Excuse for Democratic Party Failure "IndyWatch Feed"

Russiagate is Excuse for Democratic Party Failure

bruce Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:11

Russiagate has blossomed and blossomed until its this huge thing that obliterates rational thought, said veteran media critic Jeff Cohen, of the Park Center for Independent Media, at Ithaca College. The Democrats have inflated the controversy beyond all reason in order to avoid confronting how they failed to stop someone who clearly has fascist tendencies -- the current president.


Don Lemons Boyfriend Implied Liberal CNN Star Went Easy On Pal Avenatti "IndyWatch Feed"

Maybe thats one of the reasons hes become a fixture on CNN and MSNBC. Via Fox News: Don Lemons boyfriend told a reporter the CNN star gave Stormy Daniels attorney the kid-glove treatment in a Monday interview that followed a blistering expose, and referred to the news network as liberal media in a baffling exchange. []


Irish urged to house refugees in their spare rooms "IndyWatch Feed"

Virginia Hale reports for Breitbart, May 16, 2018, that the Irish Red Cross has launched a national campaign urging homeowners in Ireland to put empty space to better use by pledging to house migrants in their spare beds, spare rooms, Continue reading


Awesome: Hero dog jumps into pool to rescue his canine pal "IndyWatch Feed"

Luvs a happy ending! From Fox News: An Arizona family filmed a remarkable video that showed a dog save his buddy who fell into a pool and struggled to get out. Smokey and Remus, the dog buddies, were reportedly getting Continue reading


Deafening Democratic Silence on Gaza Is Because They Own It Too "IndyWatch Feed"

Deafening Democratic Silence on Gaza Is Because They Own It Too

bruce Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:47

"Democratic party leaders are as always firmly behind their Israeli clients, and their party machinery remains under lock and key."

Gruesome as the latest Israeli atrocities are, with over 70 murdered and a couple thousand civilians deliberately shot by IDF snipers, it will not be the turning point in relations between the US empire and its Israeli client state. The brutal military campaigns against Gaza in 2009 and 2014 killed thousands, wounded tens of thousands and displaced hundreds of thousands with a Democrat in the White House.

Despite some DSA victories in western Pennsylvania, despite demurrals from Bernie Sanders and a handful of House members, and whatever qualms Democratic voters might have, Democratic party leaders are as always firmly behind their Israeli clients, and their party machinery remains under lock and key.

Even as Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump cut the ribbon opening the US embassy in Jerusalem, and hundreds of Palestinians were being gunned down, Democratic senate leader Chuck Schumer declared the latest provocation was long overdue and affirmed it as the official policy of both US ruling class parties. California Senator Kamala Harris, widely considered her partys front runner for the 2020 presidential nomination addressed AIPAC publicly in 2017 and privately this year. In 2017 she embraced the settler myth that Israel made the desert bloom bragging that she helped by collecting funds to plant trees on the sites of massacres and dispossessions.

No fewer than 24 states have enacted bipartisan legislation to publicly identify and blacklist individuals or corporations that do business with...


Stormy Daniels Pulls Out Of Performing With Naked Trump Statue In Oregon "IndyWatch Feed"

Can we say desperate, children? Yes, I knew we could. She changed her mind. Guess she decided it didnt look good for her lawsuit. Via Oregon Live: When Stormy Daniels tours Oregon this week, the adult film actress attached to the President Trump scandal that just wont go away will have a naked statue of []


CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC Hide LARGEST POLITICAL SCANDAL IN US HISTORY from Front Page Obama Spying on Trump Campaign "IndyWatch Feed"

In a SHOCKING admission on Wednesday The New York Times reported the FBI opened an  investigation dubbed Crossfire Hurricane into Trumps campaign 100 days before the Presidential election.

The FBI was spying on the opposition partys campaign 100 days before the election.  The spying was based on a phony Russian dossier that was paid for by Democrats and Hillary Clinton and by the hearsay of a low-level Trump campaign official who was coached by FBI operatives on Russian rumors.

Five agents, including Peter Strzok traveled to London in the summer of 2016 to interview with a diplomat after Papadopoulos drunkenly claimed to Australian Ambassador Alexander Downer he knew who had Hillarys emails.

Deep State opreatives released this information to The New York Times for Wednesdays report.
The information was only leaked out after Congressional investigators discovered this last week.

This scandal makes Watergate look like a childs play.

So how did the corrupt liberal mainstream media report on this enormous scandal?
They didnt.





Obamas Deep State Plant in Trump Campaign was Bill Clinton Classmate and Later Advisor to Clinton Administration "IndyWatch Feed"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

This past weekend we reported that Internet sleuths determined who the Obama FBI spy was in the Trump campaign.  Now we know he was a classmate of Bill Clintons and an advisor to the Clinton Administration!

Jeff Carlson at theMarketswork on last Thursday identified an individual by the name of Stefan Halper as a potential FBI spy into the Trump campaign. (Note that some believe that Obama may have had more than one spy on the Trump campaign).

Carlson determined that George Papadopoulos, the lower level campaign worker for the Trump campaign, appears to have been targeted by three individuals with ties to British and/or U.S. Intelligence: Joseph Mifsud, Alexander Downer and Stefan Halper.

Mifsud and Papadopoulos obtained positions at an organization named the Centre for International Energy and Natural Resources Law & Security. Papadopoulos was a nobody and the Centre sketchy at best. Mifsud vanished in early November 2017, shortly after Papadopoulos was in the news and indicted. His whereabouts are still unknown.

Carlson notes:

Although the common story is that Mifsud is a Russian Agent, many ties seem to lead [him] back to UK Intelligence. Julian Assange put out a Twitter Thread noting the connection between Mifsud and UK Intelligence.

Alexander Downer is the Australian individual who apparently overheard Papadopooulos talk about Trump and Russia in a bar which alerted the FBI to the story and their eventual spy program on Trump. This story has been refuted for months. Carlson writes


Os palestinos de Gaza tm direito de invadir Israel ao menos se acreditamos nas razes para a Guerra dos Seis Dias "IndyWatch Feed"

Um dos principais alvos dos protestos da Grande Marcha do Retorno em Gaza, que comearam h seis semanas e atingiram seu clmax na tera-feira, o cruel bloqueio que Israel mantm h dcadas sobre esse pequeno territrio, um pouco maior do que Belo Horizonte. O cerco fez a economia de Gaza encolher metade, e, em breve, tornar a regio literalmente inabitvel, alerta a ONU.

De sua parte, Israel sabe a quem culpar pelos mais de 100 palestinos mortos e pelos milhares de feridos durante as manifestaes: o Hamas. Eles esto empurrando os civis mulheres, crianas para a linha de fogo, alegou essa semana o primeiro-ministro israelense Benjamin Netanyahu, sem nenhuma prova do que dizia. As Foras de Defesa de Israel (FDI) tuitaram que as ferramentas [do Hamas] para se infiltrar em Israel incluem crianas, civis com deficincia, e, ainda mais aterrorizante, corda amarrada cerca.

H, porm, uma ironia histrica estupenda na indignao fabricada de Israel: o prprio pas alegou que um embargo muito menos rgido pelo Egito em 1967 era um casus belli legtimo para que Israel atacasse o pas (o que levou Israel a tomar o controle de Gaza e, posteriormente, impor seus embargos).

Israel abriu fogo primeiro na Guerra dos Seis Dias, em 5 de junho de 1967, com um ataque areo e terrestre ao Egito. Alegou, no entanto, que o Egito que havia de fato iniciado a guerra vrias semanas antes, ao bloquear o Estreito de Tiran, impedindo Israel de enviar mercadorias pelo Mar Vermelho.

Mas se foi lcito a Israel bombardear e invadir o Egito em 1967 e, ento, ocupar as terras palestinas por dcadas, decorre logicamente que os palestinos em Gaza tm direito de atacar e ocupar Israel desde o incio do bloqueio israelense, em 2007.  uma questo de justia. Isso no significa, em absoluto, que os palestinos deveriam faz-lo, mesmo que lhes fosse possvel, o que no . A hipocrisia silenciosa em torno do assunto, porm, tragicmica Israel pode disparar msseis, arremessar bombas e tomar territrios quando sofre um bloqueio, mas os palestinos so monstros quando atiram pedras e queimam pneus em resposta a um cerco muito mais sufocante.

O posicionamento jurdico de Israel em 1967 pode ser encontrado em um discurso feito na ONU pelo ento ministro das Relaes Exteriores do pas, Abba Eban. Este o pargrafo-chave:

O bloqueio , por definio, um ato de guerra, imposto e mantido por meio de violncia armada. Nunca na histria coexistiram os bloqueios e a paz. De 24 de maro em diante, as perguntas sobre quem comeou a guerra ou quem disparou o primeiro tiro tornaram-se temporariamente irrelevantes. No h diferena no direito leg...


Justice Department: No ISIS Charges In Months As U.S. Recruitment Dries Up "IndyWatch Feed"

What is left of ISIS is on the run. Via Washington Times: The Justice Department has not publicly lodged charges against anyone associated with the Islamic State since February in what analysts said suggests the terrorist organizations reach is waning in the U.S. As the number of cases slims, the ages of those charged has []


Michael Flynns Brother: Where Is Rule of Law When Sitting President Can Launch Investigation on Opposing Candidates Campaign? "IndyWatch Feed"

In a SHOCKING admission on Wednesday The New York Times reported the FBI opened an  investigation dubbed Crossfire Hurricane into Trumps campaign 100 days before the Presidential election.

The FBI was spying on the opposition partys campaign 100 days before the election.  The spying was based on a phony Russian dossier that was paid for by Democrats and Hillary Clinton and by the hearsay of a low-level Trump campaign official who was coached by FBI operatives on Russian rumors.

Five agents, including Peter Strzok traveled to London in the summer of 2016 to interview with a diplomat after Papadopoulos drunkenly claimed to Australian Ambassador Alexander Downer he knew who had Hillarys emails.

Deep State opreatives released this information to The New York Times for Wednesdays report.

On Thursday Michael Flynns brother Joseph Flynn posted this important question on Twitter:

Jumpin John Brennan and the #CrossfireHurricane where is the rule of law when a sitting President can launch an investigation into an opposing candidates presidential campaign?

The post...


Kickback Jacks Restaurant In Durham Draws Social Media Ire Over Clothing Restrictions "IndyWatch Feed"

Suck it up, buttercups. Via WRAL: A sign at a new Durham restaurant that spells out what customers can wear if they want to patronize the sports bar has gone viral on social media because of suggestions that the wardrobe restrictions may be racist. The sign at Kickback Jacks greets customers after they walk through []



STUNNING: Pennsylvania Democrat Runs from Crumbs Pelosi Refuses to Endorse Her on MSNBC (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

Democrats in Middle America know they cant tie themselves to Nancy Crumbs Pelosi if they want to win. The former speaker is extremely unpopular with voters in the heartland.

It could be because all of her big government globalist policies ruined the Middle Class in America?
That may have something to do with it.

Democrat Chrissy Houlahan refused to endorse Pelosi when asked about the former speaker on MSNBC.

MSNBC Hack Hallie Jackson: Would you back Nancy Pelosi to be speaker if the Democrats take the House?

Democrat Chrissy Houlahan: And thats actually a fascinating question because thats a question that I literally only get asked by the press and by people in Washington DC.

Hallie Jackson: You think its an unfair question? Youll have to make a decision when you get up in Congress right?

Chrissy Houlahan: I think its a premature question. I think its something like everything else when I have an opportunity to sit at the table I will need to evaluate with deliberation that I evaluate everything with.

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Matt Forney Live: Candace Owens, Queen of Grift "IndyWatch Feed"

On this episode of Matt Forney Live, I will be discussing the bizarrely fast rise of SJW-turned-nationalist Candace Owens, how the dissident right is being taken over by hucksters and Internet marketers, Dick Masterson winning his lawsuit against Maddox, 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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Lawyer For Russian Company Says Muellers Office Slow To Hand Over Evidence "IndyWatch Feed"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) A lawyer representing a Russian company charged with funding a propaganda operation to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election accused Special Counsel Robert Muellers office of delays in handing over evidence at a testy hearing on Wednesday. The attorney for Concord Management and Consulting LLC traded barbs with prosecutors at the []



There's an implausible passage in yesterday's big New York Times story about the origins of the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation:

The facts, had they surfaced, might have devastated the Trump campaign: Mr. Trumps future national security adviser was under investigation, as was his campaign chairman. One adviser appeared to have Russian intelligence contacts. Another was suspected of being a Russian agent himself.
Do you believe that? Do you believe there's a chance that this information "might have devastated the Trump campaign"?

I don't. I realize it's 20/20 hindsight, but we now know that there was nothing anyone could say that was going to reduce the Trump vote in November 2016. His fan club thought he could do no wrong. Apart from a handful of professional pundits who occupied the #NeverTrump market niche, the rest of the GOP decided to sink or swim with Trump, and nothing that was revealed during the campaign, or has been revealed since, has made any of those Republicans waver in their support. The Russia revelations we have now haven't alienated his backers. Why would things have been different two years ago?

More plausible are these passages from the Times story:
[FBI a]gents ... worried that any overt actions against Mr. Trumps campaign would only reinforce his claims that the election was being rigged against him.


But officials have told the inspector general something quite different. They said [FBI agent Lisa] Page and others advocated a slower, circumspect pace [for the investigation], especially because polls predicted Mr. Trumps defeat. They said that anything the F.B.I. did publicly would only give fodder to Mr. Trumps claims on the campaign trail that the election was rigged.
It angers me that The New York Times ran a story eight days before the election titled "Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link to Russia" -- but in retrospect it's clear that Trump had a successful strategy in place whether he seemed to be under a cloud or not. If he appeared to be in the clear, as this Times story suggested he was, he could sell himself as much cleaner than Crooked Hillary. On the other hand, if the public had been told what the FBI was learning, Trump would have begun shouting "Witch hunt!" even earlier, and we'd have probably had the same electoral outcome, because his voters would have wanted to stick it to the FBI. It was win-win for Trump.

Hillary Clinton had the opposite problem. When she was cleared, Trump -- and anti-Clinton progressives, and Russian propaganda -- sa...


Boulder City Council Unanimously Passes Ban On Assault Weapons "IndyWatch Feed"

Try and enforce the ban. Update to this story. Via Daily Camera: Boulders City Council unanimously passed a ban on assault weapons, even as it faced down a threat of legal action during Tuesday nights meeting. Attorneys from Mountain States Legal Foundation, speaking during the open comment section preceding the vote, vowed to challenge the []


CNNs Christiane Amanpour Cheers For Necessary Activism Against Trump (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

Guest post by Mike LaChance at American Lookout:

CNNs Christiane Amanpour recently said on the air that shes very happy about all the activism going on under Trump. If you had any doubt about which side these folks are on, wonder no more. Its like they were asleep for the eight years Obama was president.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Mainstream Media Scream: CNNs Amanpour cheers necessary activism against Trump

This weeks Mainstream Media Scream features CNNs Christiane Amanpour calling President Trump a threat to journalism that has sparked necessary activism against Trump.

On Sundays Reliable Sources on CNN, Amanpour repeated her earlier claim that Donald Trump is a grave and existential threat to journalism. The CNN International anchor, who now has a half-hour PBS shows and is soon to get a new hour-long one, Amanpour & Company, proceeded to hail one of the great things of the Trump administration is how it has caused a huge rise in necessary activism.

She cited how women and black people have come out, along with the press, to defend their right to exist under the Constitution.

From the Sunday, May 13 Reliable Sources on CNN:

I have been talking about this ever since the President was elected, even before he was inaugurated, I made a big speech at the Committee to Protect Journalism in November of 2016, warning American journalists that there was now a grave and existential threat to their work.

Watch the video:

Could she be any more of a hypocrite?

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Giuliani Puts the Corrupt Mueller Team on Notice: Were Ready to Rip Them Apart if thats What They Want! "IndyWatch Feed"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Former Federal Prosecutor and New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was on Laura Ingrahams The Ingraham Angle on FOX News last night.

Rudy and all of America know there is no collusion between President Trump and Russia and so Rudy encouraged the corrupt Mueller team to wrap it up.

Rudy discussed the corrupt Mueller investigation that has now been going on for a year.  At the beginning of the below segment of the interview Rudy stated that the guys on the Mueller team are taking so long because maybe these guys, you know, figure they cant get a good job.

Rudy was outstanding and he never let up.  At the end of the interview (at the 9:10 mark in the video below) Rudy addressed the crooked Mueller team straight on

Ingraham: Timeline, what is your optimal timeline for this to wrap up?

Rudy: They should do it today. I mean as soon as possible. I think that they have the facts from which they can write their report.

If you can write a fair report fine, then write it.

If youre gonna write an unfair report, write it and we will combat it.  Were ready to rip it apart.

And were ready to rip them apart if thats what they want.  Wed rather peacefully settle this and get it over with.

This is why the Mainstream Media is after Rudy.  He destroys the left.  They know it and they want him gone!  He is too effective!

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The DCCC Should Only Fight Republicans And Stop Picking Losers In Primaries "IndyWatch Feed"

Ashford lost the debate badly-- so the DCCC told him to stop debating

Except for the inappropriate use of the word "moderates" to characterize reactionaries, I loved Wedneday's wrap up in the Washington Post by James Hohman of Tuesday's primary elections. Oh yeah and the word "far left" to describe actual moderates. But that's why the Beltway media does. "The far left is winning the Democratic civil war-- Tuesday was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for Democratic moderates."

Hohman wrote that "the success of very liberal candidates in primaries across four states is causing a new bout of heartburn among party strategists in Washington, who worry about unelectable activists thwarting their drive for the House majority. But it also reflects a broader leftward lurch among Democrats across the country since President Trump took office." What makes the Beltway media call them "unelectable." Because DCCC conservative say they are? Does Hohman have some evidence? Of course not... because none exists.
Goal ThermometerIn Nebraska, a liberal social worker and political neophyte who built her campaign around Medicare for All scored a shocking upset in a Democratic primary to take on Rep. Don Bacon (R). Kara Eastman, 45, beat former congressman Brad Ashford, 68, in an Omaha-area district that national Democrats believed they could pick up in November.



Seattle renews contract with Wells Fargo because no other bank wants citys business "IndyWatch Feed"

More like no other bank wants to deal with socialist councilmember Kshama Sawant and the attacks on Seattle businesses. From Seattle Times: The city of Seattle will keep banking with Wells Fargo & Co. after it could get no other Continue reading


Wylie Testimony To US Senate Judiciary Committee On Cambridge Analytica Russia Connections And More "IndyWatch Feed"

SCL Group was a UK based military contractor, which worked for the US and UK militaries and also worked at the NATO StratComm Centre in the Baltic region. Mr Bannon is a follower of the Breitbart Doctrine, which posits that politics flows downstream from culture. Therefore, Mr Bannon sees cultural warfare as the means to create enduring change in American politics. It was for this reason Mr Bannon engaged SCL, a foreign military contractor, to build an arsenal of informational weapons he could deploy on the American population. Mr Bannon wanted to use the same kinds of information operations tactics used by the military for his political aims in the United States and elsewhere. The Russian-American researcher Dr Aleksandr Kogan was selected to lead the data harvesting operation, as he offered the use of Facebook apps which he had developed in his academic role to collect personal data about Facebook users and their friends. At the time, Dr Kogan was also working on Russian state-funded research projects. He was based at times in St Petersburg and also would fly to Moscow. The Russian team at St Petersburg was also building similar algorithms using Facebook data for psychological profiling. The Russian project had a particular focus on the dark triad traits of narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy. The Russian project also conducted behavioural research on online trolling.

31. It should be noted that CA was very much aware of this work going on in Russia and in fact sought to pitch the interesting work Alex Kogan has been doing for the Russians to its other clients.

32. Contemporaneous to Dr Kogans data profiling work in Russia, CA was also in close contact with senior executives at Lukoil, one of Russias largest oil companies. After receiving a request for information from Lukoil executives in the spring of 2014, CA discussed with Lukoil its experience with foreign disinformation, rumour campaigns, microtargeting and its American data assets. Mr Nix also emailed me to say that he was passing on a white paper I wrote outlining the US project to the CEO of Lukoil.

33. It should be noted that Lukoil has formal information sharing agreements with the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and is known to conduct intelligence gathering on behalf of the FSB.

34. It should also be noted that CAs parent company, SCL Group, has managed information operations projects in Eastern Europe and the Baltic region and may have been an intelligence target at the time.

35. Th...


Preliminary Findings About Trump Campaigns Effort to Obtain Incriminating Information on Secretary Clinton from Russia at Trump Tower Meeting (What About Prevezon?) "IndyWatch Feed"

What about the Prevezon Case? The Russian lawyer in the case was at the meeting. Prevezon appears only in a footnote of their report. For more on Prevezon connections see blog post bottom, below the US Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats news release.
Preliminary Findings About Trump Campaigns Effort to Obtain Incriminating Information on Secretary Clinton from Russia at Trump Tower Meeting
May 16 2018
Washington Senate Judiciary Democrats today released preliminary findings from the Committees investigation into the June 9, 2016, Trump Tower meeting where top Trump campaign officials sought incriminating information on Hillary Clinton from a Russian lawyer.

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) released the following statement along with the findings:

The June 9, 2016, meeting is one piece of a much larger puzzle and confirms that the Trump campaign was willing to accept Russias assistance. The Committees staff interviews reveal that top Trump campaign officials were frustrated and angry that the meeting did not produce enough damaging information on their opponent. Their efforts to conceal the meeting and its true purpose are consistent with a larger pattern of false statements about the Trump campaigns relationship with Russia. 

We still do not know the full story about the June 9 meeting or, more broadly, the degree to which the campaign cooperated or communicated with Russia. While Senate Judiciary Democrats have sought to conduct a robust and independent investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, there are more questions than answers given the lack of cooperation by many of the individuals involved. The investigation has yet to be completed and dozens of witnesses testimony as well as critical documents have yet to be obtained. In addition, without the cooperation of Republicans and the ability to subpoena witnesses, much of the truth remains hidden. 

In its investigation so far, the Committee has found evidence of multiple contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian government officials or their intermediaries, including offers of assistance and purported overtures from Vladimir Putin, which warrant further investigation. The transcripts released today represent limited examples of Committee interviews with just five of the eight participants in one such meeting.

The Committees investigation remains incomplete, including review of this meeting. Nonetheless, the following preliminary findings are clear and descri...


Iran Deal: US Exit Opening For Russia? Exit Must Make Multiple Trump Friends Happy "IndyWatch Feed"

By cancelling the Iran nuclear deal, Trump pacifies his mega-donors, Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, pleases his longtime friend Israeli PM Netanyahu, and makes Putin look good. Sanctions on Iran and its South Pars/North Dome gas field (shared with Qatar) can but benefit Trump longtime advisor-investor Carl Icahn who owns about 14% of the Cheniere Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) facility, and other friend-donors linked to the oil and gas industry, including Putin. Icahn helped Trump keep control of his Taj Casino, before eventually becoming the owner. It will help keep oil and gas prices up, as well as reducing competition. As discussed in the VOA article, it may help drive Europe further into Putins arms. See more details about Icahn and Adelson, after the VOA article.

From VOA news
Iran Deal: US Exit Opening For Russia?
Russia in Flurry of Diplomatic Activity Over Iran Deal
May 13, 2018 4:00 PM, by Charles Maynes MOSCOW  
In the wake of President Donald...


Office of Government Ethics Confirms US Congressman Cummings Concerns On Trumps Failure To Disclose Payments Funneled To Stormy Daniels; Cummings Renews Calls For Oversight Committee To Investigate "IndyWatch Feed"

Trump Disclosure Form:
Office of Government Ethics Confirms Cummings Concerns on Presidents Failure to Disclose Payments Funneled to Stormy Daniels
May 16, 2018 Press Release
Office of Government Ethics Confirms
Cummings Concerns on Presidents Failure to
Disclose Payments Funneled to Stormy Daniels
Cummings Renews Calls for Oversight Committee to
InvestigateDespite Silence from Chairman

Washington, D.C. (May 16, 2018)Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government, issued a sta...


Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed"

by Noah

I suppose that the the mystery of why the world is being inflicted with the presence of Seor Trumpanzee could be explained by his escaping from a cage in a UFO. Was he being carted away by aliens attempting a benevolent act on humanity's behalf? Or, is he an alien himself? If it is the later, there's a special irony in the fact that over 60 million fools who get real uncomfortable, if not angry, when they encounter a name that's "different" or "funny," voted for an alien; illegal or not.

Who knows the truth here? The Smoking Man? Fox Mulder? Good cartoonists have a talent for lifting veils and getting right to the core of our reality. This particular cartoon could explain a lot: Kellyanne Conway? Jeanine Pirro? Rudy? Are they all aliens or just creatures that escaped the net as the folks who crashed at Roswell attempted to improve humanity's chances? Next time you see a picture of Mitch McConnell, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, or Don Jr., take a real good look. I'm in no way disparaging any creature, human or not, for its physical appearance, but, man, when I see some of these people drift across my TV screen, I see alien shapeshifters that can barely keep their disguises together.


US Sen. Warner on White House Elimination of Cybersecurity Coordinator Role "IndyWatch Feed"

Its frankly mindboggling that the Trump Administration has eliminated the top White House official responsible for a whole-of-government cyber strategy, at a time when the cyber threat to our nation is greater than ever (US Senator Warner, Vice Chair of Senate Intel Committee)

Mindboggling? How about frankly damning?

Sen. Warner on White House Elimination of Cybersecurity Coordinator Role May 16 2018
WASHINGTON U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and co-founder of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, released the following statement after the White House eliminated the role of Cybersecurity Coordinator on the National Security Council, a position created to harmonize the federal governments approach to cybersecurity and digital warfare:  

Its frankly mindboggling that the Trump Administration has eliminated the top White House official responsible for a whole-of-government cyber strategy, at a time when the cyber threat to our nation is greater than ever. Our adversaries are investing heavily in...


Donald Trump, Jr. Slams NBCs Andrea Mitchell: Youd Rather Side With MS-13 Than Pres. Trump "IndyWatch Feed"

NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Andrea Mitchell led the pack Wednesday afternoon in lying about President Donald Trump calling immigrants animals when he was speaking about MS-13 gang members at a round table discussion on Californias sanctuary policies for illegal aliens. Much of the media and many Democrats joined Mitchell in lying about Trumps comments.

A tough take down by the California governor after @realDonaldTrump calls people trying to get into the country animals not people.

A fed up Donald Trump, Jr. called out Mitchell on Twitter, He was specifically talking about MS-13, and you know it. They are animals. I know you would rather side with them than Trump as you so often make clear but its a bad look for you Andrea.

From an earlier TGP report on Mitchell, the media and Democrats smear of President Trump:

CBS News was the exception in the media, posting video and reporting online about Trumps comments in proper context.

President Trump on Wednesday encouraged the Justice Department to investigate Oaklands Mayor Libby Schaaf for obstruction of justice, after she tipped off immigrant communities about an Immigration and Customs Enforcement sweep. Mr. Trump made the comments in a California sanctuary state r...


May 17th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #483 "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


Thursday May 17th 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


Bill Bradley, Call Your Bookie "IndyWatch Feed"

In 1992, Congress passed a statute authored by then-Sen. Bill Bradley of New Jersey, who was a former Princeton University and New York Knicks basketball superstar, prohibiting the states from authorizing sports betting. At that time, gambling in Atlantic City was flourishing, and notwithstanding one of its own senators efforts to keep gambling away from competitive sports, the state of New Jersey wanted to duplicate Las Vegas success with sports betting.

When Bradleys legislation grandfathered the state of Nevada, legislators in New Jersey came up with an idea to get around the federal legislation that would permit Atlantic City casinos to compete with those in Las Vegas by repealing all laws about sports betting, thereby escaping the federal prohibition on authorizing sports betting. It would be up to the casinos to set up their own betting parlors for college and professional sports, and in so doing, they could increase their own bottom lines and thus the states tax revenues.

When major professional sports leagues and the NCAA challenged this, a federal district court in Newark read the thou shalt not authorize language to mean thou shalt not permit under any circumstances. That ruling was upheld by a federal appeals court in Philadelphia, and New Jersey appealed its case to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in its favor earlier this week.

Get ready to call your bookie.

The Supreme Court decision reinforces the anti-commandeering jurisprudence of the 10th Amendment, which was dormant from the New Deal era to the mid-1990s. Recall that the states formed the federal government, not the other way around. When they did so, they delegated certain areas of governmental authority to the feds, and as new states were added to the Union, they did the same.

The 10th Amendment is the constitutional recognition of the truism that the legislative powers that the states did not delegate to Congress they retained for themselves.

The anti-commandeering jurisprudence prohibits Congress from telling the states how to govern or legislate or spend their tax dollars in any governmental areas not delegated to the Congress. This congressional practice was condemned in a case called Printz v. United States, in which Congress had ordered state law enforcement officials to establish certain gun registration protocols consistent with congressional standards and made state legislatures pay for the enforcement of the protocols.

The Supreme Court, through the late Justice Antonin Scalia, characterized this federal legislation as commandeering taking the discretion away from state officials and legislatures. The Supreme Courts sports gambling decision this week followed the rationale of the Printz case and characterized the federal legislation that prohibited the states from permitting sp...

Who Needs History "IndyWatch Feed"

It was my first introduction to damn Yankees, my oldest sister remarked of her first semester at James Madison University in the fall of 1982. It was here, at this university nestled in the mountains of Virginia and named after one of the states most famous sons, that her Northern dormitory suite-mates were horrified by such flagrant abuse of their delicate and enlightened sensibilities.

My sisters crime? Being unapologetically Southern. See, she had not only hung on the wall an ornamental Derringer handgun, which these Pennsylvania and Jersey girls chirped would surely be the death of them, but she had the brazen balls of which many a Southern belle are known to figuratively possess to also quietly display a huge Confederate Battle Flag beside her bed.

These white chicks from up yonder were aghast at my sisters pride of home and heritage, unsubtly disapproved of her accent, and were repelled by her refusal to take down the violent weapon or the Confederate symbol of hate. The audacity! Doesnt that hayseed know her place? Doesnt she know were offended? And why doesnt she care that were shunning her?

[Yankees] are pretty much like Southerners except with worse manners, of course, and terrible accents. Author Margaret Mitchell

And their ironic position of attending a Southern institution named after the man who penned the Constitution and then calling racists the very people who fought and died and sacrificed to try to uphold those principles didnt register with these miseducated youngsters. Who needs history when you have Yankee sanctification, right?

Just think if these crass carpetbaggers were smart enough to know that it was actually a Derringer which John Wilkes Booth used to shoot and kill their Great Emancipator, or that the Rebel Flag is based upon the heraldic Christian symbol, the St. Andrews cross, theyre pliable heads may have just imploded right there on the spot.

But whats the deal? This was 1982, for goodness sake an era when Bo and Luke Duke were outrunning the law in their Battle Flag-cad muscle car on the smash TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. And the oil tycoons, cattle ranchers, and spicy damsels of Dallas were at peak popularity.

Marshall Tucker Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Allman Brothers were cranking out Southern-rock hits that dominated Top 40 radio. And Johnny Cash was proudly singing in front of the Battle Flag on The Muppet Show. To be cool was to be Southern.

My sisters god-awful dorm mates were simply the product of New England schools, which Thomas Jefferson referred to as the dark Federalist mills of the North. These re-educated girls were harbingers of the full-throated...

US Healthcare Isnt Broken "IndyWatch Feed"

Healthcare/sickcare will bankrupt the nation by itself.

If you want to understand why the U.S. healthcare system is bankrupt, financially, morally and politically, then start with this representative anecdote from a U.S. physician. I received this report from correspondent J.F. on the topic of direct advertising of pharmaceutical products to the public (patients).

As background information, pharmaceutical companies were not allowed to advertise directly to consumers (patients) in the good old days. Now, as we all know, half the adverts on TV are for pharmaceutical products, and many of the remaining half are advertising lawsuits relating to pharmaceutical products that harmed or injured the patients who received them (or clamored for them as a result of endless direct-to-consumer adverts).

Here is J.F.s report:

This morning, I read a report on augmentation of antidepressants. It seems folks who get a little better, but not a lot better on an antidepressant may improve if a drug in the class of second generation antipsychotics is added. Three of these drugs have been tested, with pretty much equivalent benefit quetiapine, aripiprazole, and brexpiprazole. As the names suggest, the last two are very similar in chemical structure.

quetianpine and aripiprazole are available in cheap generic for. Brexpiprazole is not, its sold only as branded Rexulti.

shortly after reading the piece, I walked past the waiting room TV which was playing an ad urging folks to ask your doctor about Rexulti.

lowest costs for a months supply in my neighborhood, courtesy of

quetiapine $6.80

aripiprazole $22.60

Rexulti $1,120.20 (!)

so the ad is urging folks to ask their doctor about a drug that is 16,473% more expensive than a similar drug that may work just as well.

Thank you, J.F. There you have it in a nutshell: U.S. Sickcare is organized to maximize profits by any means available, including adverts aimed at patients, adverts aimed at physicians, lobbying to include costly medications in the list of what Medicare pays for, and so on, in an endless profusion of crony-capitalist skims and scams, starting with research thats funded to reach the conclusion the funding pharmaceutical company desires, all the way through masking the real-world consequences of medications.

U.S. healthcare isnt broken, its fixedfixed to exploit the many to benefit the few, fixed to maximize profits in a we-win, you-lose system of perverse incentives.

AS I have long held, healthcare/sickcare will bankrupt the nation by itself.Endless wars...

David Hardys Excellent New Book "IndyWatch Feed"

Its hard not to like a savvy ex-federal lawyer who blows the whistle on the feds. David Hardy has been doing that for decades often with explosive results. Hardy, along with the late Mike McNulty, helped blow open the coverup of the federal assaults at Waco. Hardys dogged Freedom of Information Act requests turned up the biggest smoking gun on the ATF:  a memo revealing that, nine days before the raid, two undercover ATF agents (recognized as such by Koresh) knocked on the door of the Davidian residence and invited Koresh to go shooting. Koresh, two other Davidians, and the two agents had a fine time shooting AR-15s and Sig-Sauer semiautomatic pistols. But easily arresting Koresh that day would have preempted the biggest raid in ATF history.  Hardys discovery shattered the federal defense for the initial attack on the Davidians sprawling home.

Skyhorse Publishing recently released a new book from Hardy  Im from the Government and Im Here to Kill You: The True Human Cost of Official Negligence. Hardy brings his legal savvy to trace how the doctrine of sovereign immunity is ravaging our rights and liberties. Americans could better hold their government accountable when they were ruled by George III than they can today!, he warns. He walks readers through a long series of Supreme Court decisions that helped make government officials a nearly untouchable legal class.

The books chapter on Ruby Ridge nicely captures some of the legal and other absurdities that occurred when the feds targeted a family living on an isolated mountaintop in northern Idaho. The Waco chapter is the strongest part of the book, vividly walking readers through the path to catastrophe. He points out that the April 19, 1993 fire was so lethal because the FBI wanted it that way. No fire engines. When fire engines did arrive near the scene, they were prohibited from dousing the flames until it was too late for any possible survivors inside. Hardy includes some good whacks of John Danforth, Janet Renos buddy, who was the figurehead for a make-believe reinvestigation of the disaster beginning in 1999.

Hardys book includes an excellent long chapter on the ATFs Fast and Furious debacle, putting it in the context of the perennial effort to concoct reasons for disarming American citizens. Fast and Furious aimed to...

Jordan Petersons Biblical Sacrifice "IndyWatch Feed"

Jordan Peterson draws immense meaning out of the short story of Cain and Abel in Genesis. One of the main concepts in this story is the idea of sacrificing that which you value most, embodied by Abels sacrifice of his best animals.  Cain, on the other hand, sacrifices a pile of vegetables.

While both brothers offer sacrifices, God only finds favor with Abels sacrifice. It is a bigger (actual?) sacrifice, and it is sincere. Abel is all in when it comes to foregoing present enjoyment for future (or spiritual) enjoyment. Cain, on the other hand, isnt offering his best, so can he be said to be truly sacrificing anything?

What struck me the first time I heard Peterson articulate the evolutionary significance of humans learning to practice sacrifice (stay tuned for Part 2) is that it is exactly Hans Hoppes description of Time Preference.

Hoppe notes that the basis of savings (and all of civilization) is the willingness to sacrifice present enjoyment for future enjoyment. Even better, in a honest system, this sacrifice results in MORE future enjoyment than what is sacrificed in the present. Exactly as the story of Cain and Abel describes.

Peterson could shorten his description of sacrificing that which you value most by using Hoppes simpler phrase of the present moment or present enjoyment. Perhaps the phrase present pleasure would be even stronger.

Cain wasnt really sacrificing enjoyment by burning some plants, but Abel was burning a delicious fatted calf that Im sure was making he and his brothers mouths water. Cain was sacrificing the present SUFFERING of choking down plants, but Abel was sacrificing the present ENJOYMENT of marbled steak.

There can only be one type of sacrifice sacrifice of what you value MOST, right NOW. Both parts are necessary or it isnt sacrifice. When you have plenty of money, saving doesnt feel like a sacrifice, and it isnt. You reap a reward measured in small percentages. But the reward you get from taking the first step in saving the FIRST dollar, the act of forming the habit, is the ENTIRE VALUE of the savings, not just the interest.

Reprinted with permission from Patriots Lament.

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Hungarys Multi-Layer Border Wall "IndyWatch Feed"

It is well-known that Hungary put up a border fence, but how does it really work to keep migrants out? It appears to be a multiple-layer border fence stopping illegal migration to the country almost totally. The legal framework is nothing short of astounding.

The main ruse of all Soros-funded NGOs is constant litigation. Today, most illegal immigrants enter countries in the EU legally but overstay or violate whatever visa they may have obtained.

When the illegals get detained waiting for a deportation trial, lawyers employed by NGOs funded by billionaire George Soros, have unlimited funds to plead for their release.

The litigation overcrowds detention centers, because the longer the deportation legal process takes, the fewer deportations can be carried out.

If the detention center overflows, the authorities have no other option but to let the low-risk migrants back into the population where they disappear. This is called catch-and-release, done to prevent the system from becoming overburdened.

The genius solution of the Viktor Orbn government to this particular problem, is that the border fence is not actually on the border. It is situated a few meters from it. So there is a strip of land which is legally Hungary, before the migrants hit the fence.

In some zones, the border fence cuts deep into Hungarian territory, creating large areas of Hungary outside of the fence. These are called transit zones.

When a migrant is caught inside Hungary, he is instantly transferred to the transit zone, through one of the gates. This act is not deportation, but detention as the migrant is still in Hungary.

Lawyers from these NGOs can do nothing to intervene since there are no legal remedies available to migrants inside Hungary, technically speaking.

The migrant is able is approach one of the barracks set up inside these zones where he could present an asylum request, wait for its processing and the subsequent court appeal if he is rejected.

The point is that while the migrant is waiting, he is outside of the fence, so he is not actually in Hungary, although legally he is.

The zone has no fence on the border side, so migrants are free to leave that way back to where they came from. This measure obviously prevents overcrowding. Most migrants do not wait around for their trials, but go back to try to cross the border somewhere where it is easier to get into the EU.

But by not being present for a trial, the case is then dismissed.

So is does not matter how long it takes before a migrant is legally deported from Hungary, because he never entered Hungary and never burdened the state, since most of them leave the zone.


The Bonfire of His Vanity "IndyWatch Feed"

At least it is confirmed for us.  Donald Trump wants regime change in Iran.  His cancellation of the JCPOA was a decision born his myopia.  He has surrounded himself with people who reinforce his view and manipulate him via his vanity.

And the price of implementing his current plan will be a global debt crisis which no one will escape.  The problem will be very few will see the links.

He wants to remake America and the world in his image while undoing anything President Obama touched.  Most of this Im wholly on board with.  Obama was a vandal.  So, however, were Bush the Lesser and Bill Clinton.

Were All Neocons Now

We have a leaked (yeah, right) memo explaining this is the plan.  But, we didnt need this if we were being honest with ourselves.  Nothing Trump has done since hes been in office has been contra to this goal; overthrowing the theocracy in Iran.

In fact, it has been a step-wise move in this direction with each decision hes made.  Commentators I respect and have learned at the knee of still want to give Trump the benefit of the doubt.  Not me.

Its right there in plain text.

Trump has capitalized on the insane Deep State opposition to his presidency to politicize this goal and get his base to ab-react for regime change, when he explicitly said that was off the table at his inauguration.

If the Democrats and Merkel want to stay in the deal, then the deal must be bad.  Obama Bad, Trump Good.  Trump is Orange Jesus.  He knows stuff, man.

What was a worry about Israeli influence in his administration in 2017 has now morphed into a call to duty to create chaos in Iran to assuage the American ego by saving the Iranian people from themselves.

You have to hand it to these folks, they understand how to run a successful mass psy-op.  Beware the Master Persuader, as Scott Adams would put it, his skills can be put to any use.

These men and their Deep State handlers/billionaire donors have had a strategic goal for decades, remake the Middle East for Israel and the Oil Complex, bottle up Russia and China.

Donald Trumps patriotism is revealed to be jingoism.  But, he made this clear in his speech to the U.N. last year.  At some point you have to put away childish things and face the world weve got.

And that world is one of extreme uncertainty.

Back to the Future


No Wonder He Never Got the Nobel Prize "IndyWatch Feed"

Its couched in oh, so delicate terms, as pretty much everyone mourns the death of the great Tom Wolfe.  Tom Wolfe was a reporter; Tom Wolfe was an observer.  Tom Wolfe eyed status-seeking.  Tom Wolfe skewered the establishment.  And through his incredible mastery of words, he entertained the hell out of us.

Yes, true enough.  But somehow he never got a Nobel Prize in literature, despite vastly outranking almost everyone else who has.

So I guess I am corrupting things a little when I state the obvious about Wolfe: he did write; he did observe; he did skewer; and by gosh, it all added up to making the left look stupid, particularly the cultural left, because it is the establishment.  There is no way a writer this honest could not find them.  And because he was a ferocious believer in and chronicler of American exceptionalism, he got them good.

Oh, he made the left look stupid.  Its why reading his work is such a delicious pleasure.

I read through the long, awesome piece in Vanity Fair by Michael Lewis, called How Tom Wolfe Became Tom Wolfe, to make sure I didnt miss any clues, and though it took me an hour to read, it was extremely useful.

Turns out Wolfe got his start in red country, the genteel world of Richmond, Virginia, and was close to his conservative father.  He never abandoned that world, which meant he stayed an outsider, a deplorable all his life.  He was amused by President Trump and seemed to like the man read this short passage of his thoughts in this American Spectator here, an incisive, original analysis from Wolfe about Trump.

Theres a heck of a lot more from deep in his background.  Lewis wrote that Wolfe was right on to the left from his late college days, at least his Ph.D. at Yale was all about the communist influence in American literature, a topic that almost didnt pass muster from the leftists at Yale then and certainly wouldnt even be entertained at such an establishment now (except in oozingly flattering terms, perhaps).

Wolfe understood the importance of rural America in the creation of heroes and the stultifying groupthink of too much exposure to cities, a deplorable idea indeed that we are living now.  Such were the good takeaways from Lewis.

As a result, Wolfes glory was in destroying the left with his words.

How on Earth can anyone look at Lenny Bernstein sucking up to the 1960s Black Panthers the same way after a passage like this?

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.  THESE ARE NICE.  LITTLE Roquefort cheese morsels rolled in crushed nuts.  Very tasty.  Very subtle.  Its the way the dry sackiness of the nuts ti...

Another Conservative Revolt in California "IndyWatch Feed"

California is a diverse, populous state full of potential. Yet for residents in twenty-one counties in Northern Californiaand they are particular about their truly northern status compared to San Franciscothey feel left out. I learned first-hand about the struggles for these rugged salt-of-the earth conservatives during a three-day visit to the region. I gave two speeches on conservative activism and to recruit help for the fight against Californias increasingly unpopular sanctuary state law, SB 54.

North State is so far north, the closest airport is in Medford, Oregon. The region stretches from Californias northwesternmost county, Del Norte, to the northeastern corner of Modoc County, down to Tuolumne County (which just opted out of SB 54). The citizens want more than respect. They want to form their own new state: Jefferson. The namesake comes from President Thomas Jeffersons vision of a free republic emerging in the Pacific Northwest and a desire for more regional autonomy.

To the rest of the state, we dont exist says Louis Gliatto, the head of the Yreka (not Eureka) Tea Party and Siskiyou County Committee member for Citizens for Fair Representation. To prove how out of touch the Rest of California (ROC) has become, Tehama and Siskiyou counties were the first jurisdictions to opt out of SB 54, one month before Los Alamitos passed its own Constitution Compliance ordinance. The two North State counties openly declared that they would comply with federal law. How could the press have missed this? A county of 44,000 residents deserves to be recognized for taking that bold step.

This new state project is not new, yet few know about it. In the late 1870s, the state legislature was limited to 120 representatives, but the state population has skyrocketed. Only until the 1930s did legislative districts account for size and population for representation in Sacramento. In 1941, this spread-out conservative community of ranchers, loggers, and farmers initiated the movement to break away, frustrated by the growing disconnect and lack of representation from Sacramento. Today, three state senators and six assembly members must compete with the dominant LA and Bay Area delegations.

The Jefferson movement faded away quickly in the wake of World War II, but Californias reckless escalation of progressive policies has revived the Jefferson movement for the last five years. In northern cities and along the roads, Jefferson signs and flags (a green field featuring a gold prospectors pan with two Xss to represent the sense of being double-crossed by the rest of California) gently stand out or wave under many of the American flags, all on proud display throughout the region.  Despite the left-wing tilt of Mendocino, Sonoma, and Marin counties, Jefferson residents...

When Paris Shut Down "IndyWatch Feed"

Bonjour, mes amis! Fifty years ago this month I was living in Paris and life was, shall we say, grand. Back then there was nothing like Paris in the spring and early summer, with formal balls galore, polo in the Bois de Boulogne, and late-night parties in Left Bank clubs such as Jimmys. At 30 years of age one felt omnipotent, especially when wearing boots and riding breeches and galloping down the polo field cheered on by the fairer sex.

Then les vnements came about, and the high life in the City of Light took a leave of absence in a hurry. The preceding year had been one of the most brilliant of the postwar seasons. American-born Midwesterner Sheila McIntosh, Countess de Rochambeau, had given a grand ball in her chteau just outside Paris, as had the Guy de Rothschilds in theirs, Ferrires, followed by the Agnelli ball in the Bois de Boulogne. I had attended all three, plus some less glamorous ones in the city itself given by young friends who had not as yet inherited. (They had to do with parties in their htels particuliers, as town houses are called in the land of cheese.)

The polo season in Paris takes place mostly in June, and the main polo fields are situated in the Bois de Boulogne, where the private club called Bagatelle holds a very strict line between commoners using the park and its members. (I left Paris for good in 1973, so I dont know whether the club has been democratized since, but I surely hope not.) During May of 68 there were rumblings of student discontent, dismissed by my crowd as rien de special, the usual grumpy French students complaining about nothing in particular. Mind you, once the Sorbonne was occupied by les lves, even I noticed the change because I had to cross that venerable institution on my way to various Left Bank nightclubs. I remember one warm May night being stopped by a mob in my Maserati and asked to contribute to their cause. I had a girl with me and had just finished a diatribe against left-wing illiterates at the Sorbonne, so I couldnt lose face. (She was a sexy Brazilian.) Kill me, but I am not giving you a penny, I told the mob. They began to rock my car, but then one of the leaders stepped in and told them I had been honest and to let me pass. They did and I left, followed by boos but nothing else. This was in May.

By the time June arrived, Paris was at a standstill. A red-haired firebrand by the name of Danny Cohn-Bendit had managed to close down the city. The student protest had spread from institution to institution, and then to trade unions and to all workers. The whole thing had begun as a protest against the Vietnam War and had morphed into an end in itself, one long protest against the insecurity of jobs and the prospects of getting them. Incredibly, there were no specific demands by either the students or the workers.


Dont Let the TSA Confiscate Your Guns "IndyWatch Feed"

The Transportation Security Administration announced last week the 2017 single-day record for the number of firearms discovered in carry-on bags across the country has been broken.

TSA screeners found 26 guns in travelers bags on May 3, breaking the standing record of 21 set last March. In all, the agency tasked with protecting mass transport in the nation found 90 firearms last week as well as a several inert pineapple style fragmentaton grenades and a variety of knives and edged weapons. The guns were recovered at 15 airports across the country and 21 were found to be loaded. Atlanta Hartsfield and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport were tied in first place with four handguns recovered at each on the day in question.

Of the 90 guns collected in the first week of the month, 73 were loaded and 35 had a round in the chamber.

The agency suggests travelers brush up on the proper way to travel with firearms and cautions to never pack ammunition or any gun parts in carry-on luggage, with a $13,000 civil fine looming for those discovered with prohibited items.

Guns can be traveled with, so as long as they are unloaded and locked in a hard-sided container in checked baggage only. The firearms must first be declared at the ticket counter.

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It Triggers the Suicide of Cancer Cells "IndyWatch Feed"

By Dr. Mercola

Medical cannabis has a long history as a natural analgesic,1 and is now legal in 30 U.S. states,2,3 the majority of which allow limited use of medical marijuana under certain medical circumstances. The medicinal qualities of marijuana are primarily due to high amounts (about 10 to 20 percent) of cannabidiol (CBD), medicinal terpenes and flavonoids.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive component of marijuana that makes you feel stoned, but it too has valuable medical benefits, so depending on your problem, you may want higher or lower levels of THC. Cannabinoids interact with your body by way of naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body.

There are cannabinoid receptors in your brain, lungs, liver, kidneys, immune system and more. Both the therapeutic and psychoactive properties of marijuana occur when a cannabinoid activates these cannabinoid receptors.

Cannabis Has Long History of Use for Pain, Seizures and More

The U.S. government, through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), actually holds a patent on CBD as an antioxidant and neuroprotectant an ironic and paradoxical situation considering the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has classified cannabis as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, which by definition has no accepted medical use.

This federal classification also makes it very difficult, time consuming and expensive to study the health effects of marijuana. Labs have to jump through a lot of legal hoops before being granted permission to study Schedule 1 drugs. Despite such difficulties, a number of studies have found a wide range of uses for the herb. For example, The Journal of Pain,4 a publication by the American Pain Society, has a long list of studies on the pain-relieving effects of cannabis.

Cannabis also has been used for over 80 years for drug-resistant seizure disorders. In January 2015, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its policy statement on marijuana,...


FBI Investigating Mercer's Cambridge Analytica "IndyWatch Feed"

Cambridge Analytica was created around 2013, initially with a focus on U.S. elections, with $15 million in backing from Long Island neo-Nazi billionaire Robert Mercer. Steve Bannon came up with the name, which was focussed on stealing U.S. elections.

I've been told that no law enforcement agencies have questioned Mercer or his vicious crackpot daughter Rebekah, the owners of the company, and the fascists behind the direction it has taken. But there have been reports all week that the FBI and Justice Department are investigating the company. Instead, prosecutors seem to be trying to "question former Cambridge Analytica employees and banks that handled its business." The New York Times refers to the company as "a now-defunct political data firm embroiled in a scandal over its handling of Facebook user information." But are they really defunct-- or just gearing up to help the GOP steal the midterms or help Trump in 2020?
Cambridge Analytica said earlier this month it was shutting down after losing clients and facing mounting legal fees resulting from reports the company harvested personal data about millions of Facebook users beginning in 2014.

Allegations of the improper use of data for 87 million Facebook users by Cambridge Analytica, which was hired by President Donald Trump's 2016 U.S. election campaign, have prompted multiple investigations in the United States and Europe.

The investigation by the Justice Department and FBI appears to focus on the company's financial dealings and how it acquired and used personal data pulled from Facebook and other sources, the Times said.

Investigators have contacted Facebook, according to the newspaper.
The Guardian published a...


Flim Flam Fred Crawls Out of Retirement "IndyWatch Feed"

Of the two Freds, S. Fred Singer is still with us and selling flim flam.  His latest appears in the May 16 Wall Street Journal.  It's right out of the Encyclopedia of Scams.

Figuring out what the boys from SEPP are selling requires not paying attention to the set-up but watching for where the pea comes out of the shell, so, let's skip down there.

I chose to assess the sea-level trend from 1915-45, when a genuine, independently confirmed warming of approximately 0.5 degree Celsius occurred.  I note particularly that sea-level rise is not affected by the warming; it continues at the same rate, 1.8 millimeters a year, according to a 1990 review by Andrew S. Trupin and John Wahr. I therefore concludecontrary to the general wisdomthat the temperature of sea water has no direct effect on sea-level rise. That means neither does the atmospheric content of carbon dioxide.
Keep your eye on the cup.  S. Fred does not assess the sea level trend from 1915-45.  He paw waves.  Trupin & Wahr assessed the sea level from 1900 to 1973, twice the period

What the sea surface temperature has been doing since 1910 has been increasing with a blip around 1940.  Not smoothly, but increasing.  Without that blip not 0.5 C btw 1915 and 1945, dates chosen w. care.

OTOH, watch the pea, what is important for steric sea level rise is the heat content of the oceans, not the sea surface temperature.  S. Fred is a sharp one For this our best data only goes back to 1960 or so, and it really only is good after 1993 or later.  However, as Eli will show this is enough.



Laura Ingraham Interviews Rudy Giuliani "IndyWatch Feed"

Fox News host Laura Ingraham interviews President Trump attorney and former New York Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, about current political events and the ongoing fiasco with the Robert Mueller investigation. WATCH:


Giuliani: Comey Should Be Under Investigation We Wont Sit Down for Mueller Interview Unless Comey Sits Down for Interview (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani joined Laura Ingraham Wednesday night on The Ingraham Angle.

During their conversation Laura asked Rudy if he thought fired FBI Chief James Comey was given immunity.

Rudy said President Trump will not sit down with Mueller unless James Comey sits down with Mueller.

Laura Ingraham: Do you have any information or sense that Bob Mueller gave immunity to Jim Comey?

Rudy Giuliani: No I dont. I have no idea if he was given immunity. I dont know why hes not being investigated. That troubles us because a lot of the Presidents statements contradict Comey. Theyre much more logical than Comeys but they contradict his. If you want to just believe Comey then youre (Trump) is walking into a trap. And Comey has not been investigated. So I dont think we would sit him down for an interview unless Comey was investigated and treated in the same way.

Via The Ingraham Angle:

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Corrupt Law Enforcement Official Leaked Private Michael Cohen Financial Information To Sketchy Porn Lawyer "IndyWatch Feed"

Last week, in an effort to target President Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, sketchy porn-lawyer Michael Avenatti received and released stolen financial records for a group of people who held the name Michael Cohen.  At least two of the people who Continue reading


Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows and Ron DeSantis Request President Trump Declassify/Release Key DOJ/FBI Documents "IndyWatch Feed"

Representatives Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows and Ron Desantis sent a letter today to President Trump asking him to release records being withheld by the DOJ and FBI.  Additionally, it appears the congressman are requesting President Trump utilize his executive authority Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE=> Democrat Tim Canova on Wasserman Schultz: Corrupt Dems Cling to Office to Avoid Jail "IndyWatch Feed"

Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Tim Canova

Democratic leaders like Broward County election supervisor Brenda Snipes and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz are clinging to office to dodge investigations and stay out of jail, warns Tim Canova, a Nova Southeastern University law professor who is challenging the disgraced former DNC chair for her congressional seat in 2018.

Canova won a significant legal victory Friday when a circuit judge determined Snipes broke federal law by improperly discarding thousands of ballots cast in the 2016 Democratic congressional primary, making an inspection of the results impossible.

In that election, Canova faced off against incumbent Wasserman Schultz, who has been embroiled in controversy after controversy since the 2016 elections.

The judge ruled that Snipes ignored and illegally obstructed Canovas request to copy and inspect the ballots. In fact, Snipes had signed a Sept. 1, 2017, document to destroy the ballots.

Federal laws stipulate ballots cast in a federal race are not supposed to be destroyed until 22 months after the election.

Corrupt politicians like Snipes and Wasserman Schultz dont care at all about the American taxpayer and only want to stay in office to evade justice, Canova told The Gateway Pundit Wednesday.

Wasserman Schultz, Snipes and other agent Democrats, maybe even some Republicans, cling to office because there is so much corruption in their background that theyre afraid that should they leave office it will be uncovered, he said. As long as they remain in office, they might be in a position to control, manipulate or prevent any investigations.

Wasserman Schultz resigned as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee following revelations that she and other Democratic party officials conspired to sabotage the campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

The former DNC chair is also the most forceful advocate and longtime employer of disgraced House information technology aide Imran Awan. She continued to employ and compensate Awan with taxpayer funds for several months after he was barred from the House computer system and under criminal investigation. In fact, Wasserman Schultz...


DNC Affiliates Attempt Takedown Of Roger Stone & President Trumps Attorneys "IndyWatch Feed"

Guest Post by Jacob Engels:

Roger Stones attorneys and the attorneys for The Donald J. Trump for President campaign will be arguing their respective motions to dismiss the lawsuit filed against them regarding the alleged hack of the DNC computers this Thursday in D.C. District Court.

This suit is not the suit brought by the DNC itself, but rather, the suit brought by three disgruntled individuals associated with the DNC. Plaintiffs claim that Stone harmed them by conspiring with others to publish the information that WikiLeaks had already posted. Plaintiffs do not claim that Stone himself participated in the hack; rather, they claim that the mere dissemination of the information, after WikiLeaks had already published it, harmed them.  Plaintiffs seek, in other words, to hold Stone liable for speech. Not for false speech, not defamatory speech, and not for threatening speech, but for truthful speech uttered in the course of a presidential campaign.

This case is nothing more than a group, self admittedly, of liberal attorneys  (see still smarting that their preferred candidate for president lost the election. They went in search of plaintiffs to hold someone responsible. The group purporting to represent these hand-picked plaintiffs is a group with an agenda.

In the motions to be argued, Stones team attacked the failure to plead a conspiracy and the failure to plead civil rights violations.  Additionally, Stones attorneys challenged the Courts subject matter jurisdiction, plaintiffs lack of standing, the lack of diversity jurisdiction, lack of the Court to have personal jurisdiction over Mr. Stone, and improper venue.



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Partner Of Slain Cop Reveals What Trump Told Him In Private Conversation "IndyWatch Feed"

Via Daily Caller: President Trump gave an impassioned speech to the 37th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol Building Tuesday. During a deeply emotional moment, Trump invited up the family of slain NYPD officer, Miosotis Familia, onstage. The family was joined by Familias partner, Vincent Maher. Familia was executed while sitting []


Joe DiGenova on Todays Deep State Admission of Spying on Trump: THIS IS MOST UNBELIEVABLE SCANDAL IN US HISTORY (Video) "IndyWatch Feed"

The New York Times reported on Wednesday the FBI opened an  investigation dubbed Crossfire Hurricane into Trumps campaign 100 days before the Presidential election.

The FBI was spying on the opposition partys campaign 100 days before the election based on a phony Russian dossier that was paid for by Democrats and Hillary Clinton and by the hearsay of a low-level Trump campaign official who was coached by FBI operatives on Russian rumors.

Five agents, including Peter Strzok traveled to London in the summer of 2016 to interview with a diplomat after Papadopoulos drunkenly claimed to Australian Ambassador Alexander Downer he knew who had Hillarys emails.

Deep State opreatives released this information to The New York Times for Wednesdays report.

The Deep State is panicking.  They know the Inspector Generals report is coming out any day now and they know it is damning!

Tonight former US Attorney Joe DiGenova told Sean Hannity this is the most unbelievable scandal in US history.

James Comey was the dirty cop in charge of a bunch of dirty cops. And what you have here is, this was a criminal plot by senior people: John Brennan, James Comey, James Clapper, senior Department of Justice officials to suborn the presidency of the Unite States through the use of false evidence. The false FISA warrants were obtained through lying to the FISA Court. When all is said and done, Mr. Huber who is conducting the grand jury to investigate the unmasking, the lying of the FISA court, and the leaking of the information to the press. It will be shown without a shadow of a doubt that the reason Mr. Brennan has been lying under congressional testimony from the beginning is because he knew if he told the truth that he would reveal the plot that involved all the people. That story in The New York Times today is a magnificent piece of evidence that there was in fact a plot There was an effort to undermine the candidacy of the opposition party, This is the most unbelievable scandal in the history of this country and The New York Times just blew the lid off of it.



Lawyers Defending Russian Firm Blast Muellers Team For Using Russian Social Media Accounts THAT THEY NEVER TRANSLATED TO ENGLISH "IndyWatch Feed"

Lawyers defending Russian company indicted by Mueller, Concord Management sparred with Muellers liberal hacks Wednesday in court.

Concord Managements lawyers began by accusing Muellers team of ignoring over 70 discovery requests.

Its gets even crazier

Rather, Muellers team offered to give Concord Managements lawyers a massive amount of social media data from those dangerous trolls who sought to influence the US election and the majority of it is in RUSSIAN.

It gets worse

Muellers lawyers admitted that they dont even have English translations for the Russian social media posts.

Far left Politico reported:

The fireworks at Wednesdays hearing came after one of those defense lawyers, Eric Dubelier, complained to Friedrich that the government hadnt responded to or even acknowledged more than 70 discovery requests he made last month. Instead, prosecutors have offered a massive quantity of social media data from accounts that were allegedly set up under fake identities for the purpose of influencing American politics.

We had a very brief call on Friday initiated by the government, Dubelier said. He said prosecutors told him much of the information was in Russian, but they had no translations. I said, How do you know whats in it?

I anticipate we are going to get this massive dump of social media accounts in Russian. This is an American court, the defense attorney added. Thats not what weve asked for. What Id like to get is information that actually helps us defend our client.

Prosecutor Jeannie Rhee disputed that prosecutors were being recalcitrant.

Well get to what they asked for. It is not a data dump, Your Honor, Rhee said. She said the social media accounts in question were a key part of the effort to interfere in the 2016 election.

That its so voluminous just underscores the vastness of the offense conduct in this case, the prosecutor said.

Rhee appeared to anger Dubelier by indicating that he cut short...


Report: Government Informant Spied On Two Trump Campaign Aides "IndyWatch Feed"

But didnt everyone say it was all just a conspiracy theory that he was being spied on? Guess not Via Daily Caller: An unidentified government informant met multiple times with Trump campaign advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, according to a report from The New York Times. The bombshell revelation is buried deep inside a []


The Origin of The Feces Corrupt Intelligence Community Now Leaking To Justify Unlawful Election Surveillance: Operation Crossfire Hurricane "IndyWatch Feed"

U.S. intelligence officials who participated in the 2016 Russian interference narrative/scheme are now attempting to justify their conspiratorial conduct with leaks to the New York Times and Washington Post.  Their leaks are a transparent effort to justify prior conduct. This Continue reading


Much-Anticipated Inspector General Report on FBI Handling of Hillary Email Investigation Enters Final Stages "IndyWatch Feed"

Inspector General Michael Horowitz informed lawmakers Wednesday on Capitol Hill his much-anticipated report on the FBIs handling of Hillary Clintons email investigation has entered the final stages.

Sources are saying the report on the FBIs 7th floor under Comeys Directorship is absolutely damning and worse than expected.

CNN reported:

Inspector General Michael Horowitz informed lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday that his office has provided leadership at the Justice Department and FBI with a copy of the draft report and has requested that they review it for classified information.

We will update you on the specific timing for the reports release, and I will be prepared to provide a briefing and testify publicly about our findings and conclusions as soon as the report is released, Horowitz wrote in a letter to members of various committees.

The report is not yet finalized, however, as lawyers for the various individuals criticized in it have an opportunity to review it with their clients and submit rebuttal points for consideration. That process is underway with several witnesses having been notified they can review it later this week, according to sources familiar with the matter, but its precise conclusions and recommendations have largely been kept under wraps.

Sources previously told TIME Magazine, Comey faces a punishing report from Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

Last Wednesday, James Gagliano, a retired FBI agent who left the bureau in 2015 said buckle up because the IG report will be very damning. In fact, his sources are saying its worse than expected.

So far, Inspector General Michael Horowitz, an Obama-appointee has delivered.

The Inspector General released a scathing report&n...


California Deputy District Attorneys Speak Out Against Soros Pouring Millions Into Local Races "IndyWatch Feed"

Fighting back, in California, of all places. Via Free Beacon: A group of deputy district attorneys in California are speaking out against liberal billionaire George Soros pushing large sums of cash into local district attorney races in the state. Soros, who has quietly funded numerous progressive district attorney candidates across the country, recently poured $1.5 []


Can McCaskill Win In Deep Red Missouri... Again? And This Time She's Not Running Against A Maniac "IndyWatch Feed"

Josh Hawley's not ugly... for a Republican politician. Other Republican politician (most of whom are) see him as their dream boy. That may be a mistake. The party went gah-gah over him and drafted him-- against his will-- to run for the Missouri Senate seat against incumbent conservative Democrat Claire McCaskill. According the ProgressivePunch is the 5th most conservative Democrat in the Senate (after Doug Jones, Joe Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Donnelly). All 5 vote against progressive initiatives and hope to hold onto the Democratic base as lesser of two evils candidates, while picking up independent voters in their states. Trump won Missouri's 10 electoral votes 1,594,511 (566.8%) to 1,071,068 (38.1%), a ghastly loss that was far worse than Obama's 49%-49% tie in 2008 or his 54%-44% loss in 2012. The state's PVI is R+9, a pretty tough climb for McCaskill.

She won in 2012-- 1,494,125 (55%) to 1,066,159 (39%) largely because the GOP nominated a stark-raving mad extremist, Todd Akin, who offended independents and mainstream conservatives. (McCaskill, sensing Akin would be the easiest Republican to beat, ran ads to boost him in the Republican primary by attacking him as "too conservative.") Because of Akin's vile misogynistic comments he was unable to raise much money for the general election-- just $5,676,248 to McCaskill's $21,131,810. Democratic IEs attacking him amounted to another $6,653,741 while Republican IEs attacking McCaskill only came to $1,220,150. He was sunk before the absentee ballots were sent out.

This cycle Hawley, who still has an August 7 primary to win, has raised $3,279,278 to McCaskill's $17,501,272. A new poll released yesterday shows McCaskill slightly ahead of Hawley, but outside the margin or error, 48-44%. Trump has a strong approval rating in the state-- 50-44%, while scandal-plagued Republican Governor Greitens in deep underwater, 3...


Officials Doubt Claims Baby Died From Tear Gas At Gaza Border Riots "IndyWatch Feed"

More Hamas propaganda that MSM doesnt question. Via CBS7: GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) Gaza health officials are casting doubt on initial claims that a 9-month-old baby died from Israeli tear gas fired during mass protests on the Gaza border with Israel. A medical doctor said Tuesday that the baby, Layla Ghaben, had a []


Attorney Robert Barnes THRASHES Dirty Cop and Leaker of Cohens Bank Records to Slimy Lawyer LOCK HIM UP! "IndyWatch Feed"

On April 9, 2018 FBI agents raided the office of one of Trumps personal lawyers Michael Cohen at the request of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Michael Cohen is President Trumps personal attorney. The Mueller mob took all of his records and emails.

One month later Cohens financial documents are leaked to the porn stars shady attorney.

The Treasury Departments inspector general is investigating how Stormy Danielss lawyer Michael Avenatti obtained Michael Cohens confidential banking records.

On Wednesday a crooked far left law enforcement officer stepped forward today admitting to leaking the bank records to porn star lawyer Michael Avenatti.

Ronan Farrow published the report in the New Yorker and defended the leaker:

Thats when attorney Robert Barnes ripped the young reporter:

Attorney Robert Barnes: This negates the excuse the criminal leaker is using; anyone as familiar with the system, and with the access he has to the system, would know the reason he couldnt access all SARs is because they were part of an ongoing investigation that others had limited access to. The criminal leaker is no whistleblower; he is not disclosing something the government is trying to keep secret about bad acts within the government; he is disclosing something the government promised private citizens it would keep secret in exchange for spying on our accounts. 2nd problem w/ criminal le...


Report: California State Bar Investigating Michael Avenatti "IndyWatch Feed"

Sling bullshit and it catches up with you. Via Daily Caller: Michael Avenatti, porn star Stormy Daniels attorney, is being investigated by the California State Bar, a new report reveals. Seattle attorney David Nold filed a complaint against Avenatti on March 26, as The Daily Caller News Foundation previously reported. Nold accused Avenatti of defrauding []


DIRTY COP STEPS FORWARD Admits Leaking Michael Cohens Bank Records "IndyWatch Feed"

On April 9, 2018 FBI agents raided the office of one of Trumps personal lawyers Michael Cohen at the request of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Michael Cohen is President Trumps personal attorney. The Mueller mob took all of his records and emails.

One month later Cohens financial documents are leaked to the porn stars shady attorney.

The Treasury Departments inspector general is investigating how Stormy Danielss lawyer Michael Avenatti obtained confidential banking records concerning a company controlled by President Trumps personal attorney Michael Cohen.

Now this

A law enforcement official has admitted to leaking Cohens bank records.

The name of the leaker is being withheld from the public.

The New Yorker reported:

In the days since [Cohen bank record leak], there has been much speculation about who leaked the confidential documents, and the Treasury Departments inspector general has launched a probe to find the source. That source, a law-enforcement official, is speaking publicly for the first time, to The New Yorker, to explain the motivation: the official had grown alarmed after being unable to find two important reports on Cohens financial activity in a government database. The official, worried that the information was being withheld from law enforcement, released the remaining documents.

The payments to Cohen that have emerged in the past week come primarily from a single document, a suspicious-activity report filed by First Republic Bank, where Cohens shell company, Essential Consultants, L.L.C., maintained an account. The document detailed sums in the hundreds of thousands of dollars paid to Cohen by the pharmaceutical company Novartis, the telecommunications giant A.T. & T., and an investment firm with ties to the Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg.

The report also refers to two previous suspicious-activity reports, or sars, that the bank had filed, which documented even larger flows of questionable money into Cohens account. Those two reports detail more than three million dollars in additional transactionstriple t...


Andrea Mitchell, Media and Dems FALSELY ACCUSE Pres. Trump of Calling Immigrants Animals When He Was Speaking About MS-13! "IndyWatch Feed"

NBC News icon Andrea Mitchell led the media-Democrat hit job on President Donald Trump over remarks he made about deporting illegal immigrant gang members, calling them animals when he was asked about MS-13 at an illegal immigration round table at the White House Wednesday. Mitchell and others falsely said Trump called all immigrants animals, with several equating Trump to Hitler.

What Trump said in response to Fresno, California Sheriff Margaret Mims saying she cant tell ICE about MS-13 gang members in her jail unless they meet a certain threshold:

CBS News was the exception in the media, posting video and reporting online about Trumps comments in proper context.

President Trump on Wednesday encouraged the Justice Department to investigate Oaklands Mayor Libby Schaaf for obstruction of justice, after she tipped off immigrant communities about an Immigration and Customs Enforcement sweep. Mr. Trump made the comments in a California sanctuary state roundtable at the White House, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions feet away down the table.

To me, thats obstruction of justice, Mr. Trump said. And perhaps the Department of Justice can look into that

According to the White House pool reporter in the room, Sessions sat stone-faced as Mr. Trump made those remarks.

The president also called some illegal immigrants not human, but animals, after Fresnos mayor expressed the difficulty in capturing and punishing illegal immigrants accused of crimes, such as members of the MS-13 gang.

We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in and were stopping a lot of them but were taking people out of the country, Mr. Trump said. You wouldnt believe how bad these people are. These arent people. These are animals. And were taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate thats never happened before. And because of the weak laws, they come in fast, we get them, we release them, we get them again, we bring them out. Its crazy.


CNN Loses 30 Percent Of Viewers Since Last Year While Fox News Increased Viewers "IndyWatch Feed"

Spend all your time of Russia and a pornstar and thats what happens. Via Daily Caller: CNNs ratings are in complete free fall while Fox News increased since the same week last year, according to a new report. AdWeek reports that during the week of May 7-12, CNN lost almost 30 percent of its viewers []


Giuliani: Mueller Team Admitted To Me They Cannot Indict The President "IndyWatch Feed"

Mueller told Trump's legal team he will not indict the Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 16, 2018 Now, they cant because the DOJ doesnt believe you can indict a sitting president. And of course, theres no evidence on which to indict him. They could if there was any evidence potentially issue a report []


The World Reacts to the Rising Palestinian Death Toll Amid the Moving of the US Embassy to Jerusalem by Felicity Arbuthnot "IndyWatch Feed"

by Felicity Arbuthnot Writer, Dandelion Salad London, England May 16, 2018 It was NBCs Cal Parry who summed up the obscenity of Donald Trumps ignorant and igniting decision to move the US Embassy to West Jerusalem, then to celebrate the inauguration on Monday, 14th May: Well dressed American and Israeli officials on one side of []


ITS A SET-UP: Muellers Team Tells Giuliani They Cannot Indict a Sitting President "IndyWatch Feed"

That darn Constitution!

Muellers team of liberal hack lawyers admitted to Giuliani they cannot indict President Trump.

CNN reported:

Special counsel Robert Muellers team has informed President Donald Trumps attorneys that they have concluded that they cannot indict a sitting president, according to the Presidents lawyer.

All they get to do is write a report, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani told CNN. They cant indict. At least they acknowledged that to us after some battling, they acknowledged that to us.
That conclusion is likely based on longstanding Justice Department guidelines. It is not about any assessment of the evidence Muellers team has compiled.
A lack of an indictment would not necessarily mean the President is in the clear. Mueller could issue a report making referrals or recommendations to the House of Representatives.

Giuliani tells CNN the special counsels team has decided that they have to follow the Justice Department rules.

The Presidents lawyer also argued its a constitutional rule:

The Justice Department memos going back to before Nixon say that you cannot indict a sitting president, you have to impeach him. Now there was a little time in which there was some dispute about that, but they acknowledged to us orally that they understand that they cant violate the Justice Department rules, Giuliani said.

We think its bigger than that. We think its a constitutional rule, but I dont think youre ever going to confront that because nobodys ever going to indict a sitting president. So, what does that leave them with? That leaves them with writing a report, said Giuliani.


Mueller is going to issue a report on his findings, according to reports; they will move to impeach President Trump.

This is also why House Dems want to move towards impeachment; they know a sitting president c...


Melania Breaks Silence After Being Hospitalized, Gives Update On Her Health "IndyWatch Feed"

Good news! Via Daily Caller: First lady Melania Trump had emergency kidney surgery Monday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and she broke her silence with a Wednesday tweet. The surgery on a benign embolism in the first ladys kidney was successful. President Trump has since visited Melania twice in the hospital. The office []


UPDATE: Black Trump Supporter Eugenior Joseph Sues Cheesecake Factory after Harassment-Abuse by Restaurant Staff Over His #MAGA Hat (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

On Mothers Day, Trump supporter Eugenior Joseph, 22, went with his girlfriends family at the Dadeland Mall location of the restaurant.

Eugeniors MAGA hat allegedly drew the attention of a female staff member, who gathered her co-workers to confront him. The Cheesecake Factory employees called him the n-word and threatened to knock him out.

The Gateway Pundit posted this video on the incident earlier today.

The Cheesecake Factory announced they have since suspended two of the employees at the restaurant.

Now this

Eugenior Joseph is suing Cheesecake Factory for the abuse.

Eugenior and his attorney went on FOX Business Network this afternoon to discuss the case.

Eugeniors lawyer Mathew Staver told FBN that several employees were involved in the abuse. Staver is suing Cheesecake Factory saying the abuse was a combination of politics, ethnicity and race. Staver added that this is beyond common decency to make customers feel unsafe and to refer to them with racial slurs.

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Rudy Giuliani Reveals Robert Mueller Conclusion: They Cannot Indict a Sitting President "IndyWatch Feed"

There is a massive amount of breaking news today. The reasoning behind the breaking news releases is that all participants are positioning. In advance of DOJ and FBI declassification releases to congress, which will outline how the IC went around Continue reading


CONFIRMED=> Deep State FBI Spied on Trumps Camp Using Informant Obtained Trump Campaign Phone Records Through Secret Subpoena "IndyWatch Feed"

An FBI investigation dubbed Crossfire Hurricane was opened into Trumps campaign 100 days before the Presidential election.

Five agents, including Peter Strzok traveled to London in the summer of 2016 to interview with a diplomat after Papadopoulos drunkenly claimed to Australian Ambassador Alexander Downer he knew who had Hillarys emails, reports the NY Times.

What the fake news media doesnt want to report on is the fact that the FBI was also approached by Christopher Steele on July 5th, 2016 to discuss memos he penned on Trumps so-called Russian connections which he eventually compiled into a 35-page dossier.

Four men from Trumps team were under investigation by the FBI because of their so-called obvious ties to Russia. General Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, current and former officials said.

The FBI is now admitting to having obtained Trumps campaign phone records through secret subpoenas and even admitted to spying on Trumps camp with an informant.

The New York Times reported:

Within hours of opening an investigation into the Trump campaigns ties to Russia in the summer of 2016, the F.B.I. dispatched a pair of agents to London on a mission so secretive that all but a handful of officials were kept in the dark.

Their assignment, which has not been previously reported, was to meet the Australian ambassador, who had evidence that one of Donald J. Trumps advisers knew in advance about Russian election meddling. After tense deliberations between Washington and Canberra, top Australian officials broke with diplomatic protocol and allowed the ambassador, Alexander Downer, to sit for an F.B.I. interview to describe his meeting with the campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos.

The agents summarized their highly unusual interview and sent word to Washington on Aug. 2, 2016, two days after the investigation was opened. Their report helped provide the foundation for a case that, a year ago Thursday, became the special counsel investigation. But at the time, a small group of F.B.I. officials knew it by ...


Man In MAGA Hat Assailed By Employees At Cheesecake Factory Speaks Out "IndyWatch Feed"

Via Daily Caller: Eugenior Joseph, a Trump supporter who claims he was attacked at a Cheesecake Factory on Sunday, spoke out about what happened during a Wednesday interview with Fox & Friends. Joseph said he wore a MAGA hat at the restaurant during a Mothers Day dinner with his girlfriend and her family, but was []

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Top Democrat Donor Tom Steyer Compares Trump to Hitler Then Doubles Down on Comparison (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

Tom Steyer is a top Democrat donor.
Steyer made a fortune off of green energy and the Global Warming junk science scam.

Tom Steyer hates President Trump because Trump does not buy the scam.

This week Tom Steyer compared President Donald Trump to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

Then when he was confronted on the outrageous comparison he doubled down telling liberals,

I know there are people who are very upset about this. I know there are people who havent thought about it as intensively maybe as I have. And so, no I understand peoples fears and concerns.

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US Considering Using Military Bases To House Illegal Alien Children Nabbed At Border "IndyWatch Feed"

Deport, have them apply for asylum from their country of origin. Via Fox News: Several U.S. military bases may soon house illegal immigrant children caught crossing the border, two government officials told the Associated Press. The Health and Human Services Department is also considering using the bases to shelter children who were separated from their []


Inspector General Horowitz Submits Draft Report of Clinton Email Investigation For Principal Review "IndyWatch Feed"

Inspector General Michael Horowitz has submitted the Draft Report of his OIG investigation to the principals involved. The IG investigation encompasses the FBI and DOJ conduct during the 2015/2016 Hillary Clinton investigation. The Draft Report encompasses the findings. The Draft Continue reading


Man Carrying Daughter Out Of McDonalds Shoots Robbery Suspect "IndyWatch Feed"

A good guy with a gun Via WMCA: A robber got shot trying to steal from a Memphis man at McDonalds, according to Memphis Police Department. MPD said four men tried to rob a man leaving the McDonalds near the intersection of S. Trezevant Street and Lamar Avenue. The man was carrying his daughter in []


STILL NOT A CRIME: Trump Financial Disclosure Shows Reimbursement to Lawyer Cohen After Stormy Payment "IndyWatch Feed"

Whatever happened to Russia collusion???

The Daily Mail today released information from President Trumps financial disclosure form that shows a payment to Michael Cohen for a reimbursement of $250,000 suspected to be for his payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.

However, this would STILL not be a crime despite the wishes of the conspiracy media.

The Daily Mail reported:

President Donald Trump revealed in his financial disclosure form that he reimbursed Michael Cohen for loans of between $100,00 and $250,000 paying back for expenses the man who says he paid porn star Stormy Daniels.

The form notes that expenses were incurred by one of Donald J. Trumps attorneys, and Trump disclosed it in the interest of transparency. It was contained in a line beneath a section where large bank loans of as much as $50 million were listed.

The disclosure comes after Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said on television that Trump reimbursed Cohen for the payment after Cohen made it on his own to try to keep the Stormy Daniels claim from coming out, then walked back the statement.

Cohen negotiated a non-disclosure agreement withe former porn star who says she had an affair with Trump. The agreement used pseudonyms, and required she not speak about the alleged affair, which Trump denies. It is signed by Cohen and Daniels, but not by Trump, although the pseudonym David Dennison refers to him.

And officials have still not been able to identify the man who Stormy said threatened her because of her one night stand with Donald Trump.

Its not clear if they have interviewed her former partner for the crime.

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Assassino de Marielle e Anderson pode ser um caveira do Bope "IndyWatch Feed"

FILE - A file photo dated 15 March 2010 shows machine pistols MP5 made by German weapon manufacturer Heckler & Koch at the police shooting range in Freiburg, Germany, 15 March 2010. According to reports by peace activists, these weapons were delivered to the Egyptian police in the past. Egpyt has received deliveries of tank part, submarine material and machine pistols for years. The German government has now stopped these exports because of the unrest and orders aren't being filled anymore. Photo by: Patrick Seeger/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images


SHUT IT DOWN=> Mueller Issues Grand Jury Subpoenas to Roger Stones Social Media Consultant "IndyWatch Feed"

Robert Mueller issued two grand jury subpoenas to Roger Stones social media consultant, Jason Sullivan late last week.

One of the subpoenas requested Sullivan appear before a grand jury on May 18th.

Jason Sullivan, who runs, a social media company, helped amplify then-candidate Trumps Make America Great Again message on Twitter during the 2016 election. So scandalous!

Mueller is investigating whether Trumps longtime advisor Roger Stone or anyone in Trumps inner circle had advance knowledge of the Russians hacking Podestas emails and sending them to WikiLeaks.

Roger Stone has repeatedly denied he was aware of any collusion between Trumps camp and the Russians.

To this date, the FBI still has not done a forensic inspection of the DNCs servers to confirm the Russians even hacked the servers.

USNews reported:

U.S. Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller has issued two subpoenas to a social media expert who worked for longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone during the 2016 presidential election campaign.

The subpoenas were delivered late last week to lawyers representing Jason Sullivan, a social media and Twitter specialist Stone hired to work for an independent political action committee he set up to support Trump, Knut Johnson, a lawyer for Sullivan, told Reuters on Tuesday.

The subpoenas suggest that Mueller, who is probing Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, is focusing in part on Stone and whether he might have had advance knowledge of material allegedly hacked by Russian intelligence and sent to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who published it.

Now heres the real scandal with Jason Sullivan

According to Reuters, Jason Sullivan prepared a strategy document for Roger Stone that read, Welcome To The Age of Weaponized Social Media.

Heres an example of Sullivans antics that led Mueller to issue him two subpoenas:

 For example, at 6:43 a.m. local time on Election Day in 2016, Trump tweeted, TODAY WE MAKE AMERICAN GREAT AGAIN. Tr......


Students At Taxpayer-Funded College Hold No-Whites Allowed Day of Absence Event "IndyWatch Feed"

Self-segregation how progressive. Via College Fix: Students at the embattled Evergreen State College, which made national headlines last year after it hosted an event that asked white people not to come on campus for a Day of Absence, have organized a new iteration of the controversial event despite administrators efforts to shift gears. Students at []


Is The Trump Regime Trying To Screw Up Socially Responsible Investing? "IndyWatch Feed"

Can you name the Secretary of Labor? Hint: Seor Trumpanzee only Hispanic cabinet member. Still coming up blank? After Andrew Pudzer's nomination was withdrawn after a couple of scandals involving his opposition to the minimum wage, hiring undocumented workers and mistreating workers, Trump substituted Rene Alexander Acosta. Acosta has been relatively quite compared to other Trump appointees, although...

I bet you didn't know that last month the Department of Labor sent a threatening letter to investment advisors. The reactionary regime sent new guidance "aimed at the burgeoning socially responsible investment industry."
The Department of Labor, which oversees retirement-plan funds, published guidelines on Monday that said investments based on environmental, social and governance issues arent always a prudent choice and that such factors shouldnt too readily be considered as economically relevant by fiduciaries. That differs from 2016 guidance from the Obama administration, which said such plans could consider ESG factors without violating their fiduciary duty, opening the way for more retirees to pursue socially responsible investment strategies.

Under the latest guidelines, fiduciaries must always put first the economic interests of the plan and make financial factors the main consideration when evaluating investments. They also require managers to make sure any shareholder-engagement activities are likely to enhance economic value of their investments.

Some in the industry said they were surprised by the announcement and its cautionary tone. The way th...


An Open Letter To Those Who Believe Torture Accountability Should Start With First Woman Nominee For CIA Director "IndyWatch Feed"

Can you think of any men who were held accountable for CIA torture? No, you cannot. That is why deputy CIA director Gina Haspel should be the agencys next director.

There were many men involved in the CIAs rendition, detention, and interrogation program, which involved torture. A few of them back Haspel for CIA director because they recognize how sexist it is to demand accountability when they escaped consequences and were able to to go on tour with their books that are destined to populate the shelves of Goodwill thrift stores forever.

Several Democratic senators and human rights organizations insist on scapegoating Haspel, even though she said she would oppose an order from President Donald Trump to restore the torture program.

Haspels words are apparently not good enough because she is a woman who helped cover up torture instead of a dude who helped cover up torture.

Absolutely it was wrong for Haspel to destroy videotapes of interrogations, but lets not forget that was a mans decision. Jose Rodriguez, the head of the CIAs clandestine service who wore the big boy pants, gave the order. Haspel went along with it (because evidently feminism has not come to the CIA yet).

Thought experiment (in full compliance with the Geneva Conventions): Imagine if Haspel had male genitalia or even chose to identify as a man, which liberals would support because they believe anyone can be whatever gender they want. Certainly, Haspel would not be put through the same gauntlet of questions. Congress would not bother with oversight because the CIA would find some sophisticated way to obstruct them.

Come to think of it, if Haspel was a transgender person, it would clearly be groundbreaking for the LGBTQ community. When would this country ever have a chance to confirm a pro-torture transgender person for CIA director again?

Bottom line: Shouldnt a woman who has been to the dark side be able to add to her sterling rsum of depravity and rise to the top of an agency like nothing ever happened? What happened to moving forward without looking backward?

There should be no double standard on women when it comes to getting away with crimes and coverups of those crimes.

Fortunately, ten senators on the Senate intelligence committee recognized that equality starts with confirming Bloody Gina, who deserves a chance to commit a new cycle of immoral acts just like past male directors.

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Palestinian Terror Group Kills Off Trump in Latest Cartoon on Facebook (Video) "IndyWatch Feed"

President Trump made history this week when he moved the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

But not everyone was excited about the move.

Palestinians stormed the Israeli border with Gaza on Monday.
Over 50 people, including several terrorists, were reportedly killed in the violence.
The liberal international media blamed Trump and Netanyahu.

The Fatah terror group from the West Bank released this cartoon this week following the embassy move. The video shows President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu drowning together.

This cartoon was posted on the Fatah Facebook page:

The video is still up on the Fatah Facebook page pictured below.


Man Accused Of Firing Red Paint At Israeli Flag In Philadelphia "IndyWatch Feed"

Via TOI: A man suspected of shooting red paint at an Israeli flag on a major boulevard in Philadelphia was taken into custody Tuesday. Laura Frank, an employee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, said that she and her colleagues ran to the display of world flags after a friend called to tell them []


Four Socialist-Backed Dems Win Pennsylvania State House Elections "IndyWatch Feed"

Via The Hill: Four Democratic candidates backed by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) won primary elections for legislative seats in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. In the Pittsburgh area, Summer Lee and Sara Innamorato, Democrats who are both members of the DSA, won primaries for state House Districts 34 and 21. Lee and Innamorato defeated state []


Obama Foundation Offering Free Breakfast Starting At 5 A.M. To Chicagoans Who Rally For His Presidential Center "IndyWatch Feed"

The Chicago way. Via Washington Examiner: The Obama Foundation is trying to generate as much public support as possible ahead of the city of Chicagos first municipal vote to approve construction permits that would allow the Obama Presidential Center to be built on historic parkland. The foundations chief engagement officer, Michael Strautmanis, emailed friends of []

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