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Monday, November 27, 2017

Meredith, Koch Brothers buy Time Inc in $2.8B Deal

Confirming rumors that had swirled over the past 10 days, on Sunday night Meredith Corp., publisher of Better Homes & Gardens, Martha Stewart Living and Family Circle announced it has agreed to acquire all of Time Inc's outstanding shares for $18.50/share or $1.85BN; including the assumption of Time's debt, the deal is valued at a total of $2.8 billion. Meredith has secured $3.55BN in debt financing from RBC Capital Markets, Credit Suisse, Barclays and Citigroup Global Markets, according to the FT.

More importantly, the acquisition is also backed with a $650 million preferred equity commitment from Koch Equity Development, the private equity firm of Charles and David Koch, giving the conservative billionaires a stake in one of America’s best-known publishers. That said, the Kochs will not have a seat on Merediths board and, the company said, “will have no influence on Meredith’s editorial or managerial operations”.

That remains to be seen, especially if Trump now develops aspirations toward Meredith's Man of the Year award. Needless to say, it is the Koch's takeover of Time that is giving the left nightmares:


The Whitewashed Tyranny of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the best U.S. President, motivated by a patriotic and Christian desire to preserve the union of states and free the slaves. At least that is what modern textbooks suggest. There is a bigger story to the 16th President of the United States than the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation. A whitewashed version of the man is all that we learned about him in school. It is what our children and grandchildren are still being taught. Public school districts and universities have been dutifully parroting that the Southern states of Lincoln’s era had a perverse culture, while Northern society was superior. This became the politically-correct mantra when ‘teaching’ about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War for generations after the Civil Rights Movement. The identity politics is only getting worse, and more blatant.

The narrative is not only infused heavily with a liberal bias, but moreover, it is entirely wrong. Far too many Americans, both current students and adults, believe that the Civil War was a war about slavery. This liberalized version of history does not chronicle the political shenanigans that were undertaken by groups to harden their centralized (federal) grasp on power, as is still the case today. Most Americans do not believe that this issue was at play during Lincoln’s era, but they are so very wrong. The current political atmosphere in America is a testament to how ignorance of history forces a people to repeat it.

President Abraham Lincoln should not be revered as a hallowed figure. “Honest Abe” was a mere man; one who made mistakes and decisions based on his own self-interest. Some of his choices did benefit America, but the benefits were often a positive byproduct of his political self-interest, not benevolence.

Abraham Lincoln’s Flopping Stance on Slavery


Kunstler Warns "There Is Some Kind Of Revolution Coming To American Life"

What if the fun and games of 2017 are over?

The hidden message behind the sexual harassment freak show of recent weeks is that nothing else is sufficiently serious to occupy the nation’s attention. We’re living in the Year of Suspended Reality, stuck in the sideshow and missing the three-ring circus next door in the big tent.

It probably all comes down to money. Money represents the mojo to keep on keeping on, and there is probably nothing more unreal in American life these days than the way we measure our money - literally, what it’s worth, and what everything related to it is worth.

So there is nothing more unreal in our national life than the idea that it’s possible to keep on keeping on as we do.

The weeks ahead may be most illuminating on this score. The debt ceiling suspension runs out on December 8, around the same time that the tax reform question will resolve one way or another. The debt ceiling means that the treasury can’t issue any more bonds, bills, or notes. That is, it can’t borrow any more money to pretend the government can keep running. Normally these days (and it’s really very abnormal), the treasury pawns off paper IOUs to the Federal Reserve and the Fed makes digital entries on various account ledgers that purport to be “money.” And, by the way, the Fed is a consortium of private banks not a department of government — which is surely one of a thousand ways that the public is confused and deceived about what condition our condition is in, as the old song goes.


Conservative Grassroots Frontrunner Ready to Stand Up for 'Silent Majority' in France

Frontrunner to lead conservatives in France, Laurent Wauquiez — who called U.S. President Donald Trump an “inspiration” — has said he is ready to take on globalist president Emmanuel Macron and speak for the “silent majority”.

The 42-year-old, who opinion polls mark as the clear favourite to become the leader of Les Républicains (LR) in France next month, is characterised by the media as “hard right” due to his conservative views on immigration and radical Islam.

Speaking after a party rally, Wauquiez said conservative parties have moved too far to the centre in recent years. “We won’t bring people together by being tepid,” he told Reuters on Wednesday.

At the rally in Provins, the French politician had called for an end to giving free healthcare to illegal immigrants, and blasted politicians’ “naivety” over Islam, which prompted the international news agency to accuse him of parroting “[Front National Leader Marine] Le Pen’s favourite themes”.


Donald Trump: Roger Goodell ‘Lost Control’ of the NFL

President Donald Trump continued his criticism of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, pointing out another player who refused to stand during the national anthem.

“Can you believe that the disrespect for our Country, our Flag, our Anthem continues without penalty to the players,” Trump said. “The Commissioner has lost control of the hemorrhaging league. Players are the boss!”

Can you believe that the disrespect for our Country, our Flag, our Anthem continues without penalty to the players. The Commissioner has lost control of the hemorrhaging league. Players are the boss! 

Trump highlighted a Breitbart News story about New York Giants defensive lineman Olivier Vernon taking a knee during a Thanksgiving game – while a Master Sergeant of the United States Army sang the anthem.


Judge Makes Dealer Pay For Teen's Funeral

Earlier this week, U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett charged 29-year-old opiate dealer and Cincinnati resident Michael Chandler to 16 years and six months in prison after Chandler pleaded guilty to charges of drug distribution.

But Judge Barrett did not stop there; he also ordered Chandler to pay $9,000 in restitution to cover the cost of a teenage customer’s funeral.

The charges allege that Chandler sold a 17-year-old a lethal dose of fentanyl, the Associated Press reports. The body of the deceased, identified as “J.H.” in court documents, was found in his home in Campbell, Kentucky in April 2016. A coroner reported that the cause of death was a fentanyl overdose, according to the International Business Times.

This synthetic opiate is dozens of times more potent than heroin, and fatal overdoses can even occur from simply touching the powder.


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Conyers accused of taking staff meeting in his underwear, ordering subordinate to babysit his kid

No one had to guess whether Rep. John Conyers wore boxers or briefs, according to a former key staffer, who said the embattled Michigan lawmaker once called her into a meeting while sporting only his skivvies.

Melanie Sloan, a lawyer who worked with Conyers on the House Judiciary Committee, said she was called up to the long-serving congressman's office to discuss an issue only to find him “walking around in his underwear.”

Sloan is the third woman to accuse Conyers of inappropriate behavior.

“It made me increasingly anxious and depressed about going to work every day,” she said, adding that “there was no way to fix it.”


"We Still Need the Wall!" Trump's Youngest Fan Analyzes Year 1 on Watters World

How The Deep State Squeezed America's Wealth

Salvator Mundi, said to be by Leonardo da Vinci, is the world’s most expensive painting.

Last Wednesday, at auction, each square inch was valued at nearly $1 million – including the bummed-up, restored, and damaged parts.

The painting may not be da Vinci’s work. Or perhaps, since it has been so heavily doctored up, little remains of his work. And whoever’s work it was must have been having a bad day.

And yet, it sold for over $450 million (including auction-house charges) – a lot of money for such a depressing work of art.


Alabama Conservative: Voters Will Not Be Bullied by Mitch McConnell, DC Establishment into Giving Away Our Votes

Conservative AL Today contributor Apryl Marie Fogel wrote an op-ed Monday chastising mainstream media “sleight of hand” used to “shame and bully conservative voters” into voting for liberal Democrat Doug Jones over Judge Roy Moore in Alabama.

Fogel slammed outlets like the Washington Post that have conflated legal, largely platonic relations with young women with allegations of sexual assault and child molestation:

You’d think by the media coverage there were more accusers because of the sleight of hand of those doing the reporting. The other allegations are that he went out with (with their parents permission) but did not have sexual relationships with girls 16-18 or that he spent too much time at the mall.

The deceptive headlines or talking points keep coming too, reading “Another Roy Moore accuser comes forward.” Then you look at the story and it’s someone accusing him (or at least they think it was him) of looking at them funny 38 years ago.


Accident South Bound On Bypass

A vehicle flipped over and the south bound lanes are at a stand still.

Woman killed in drive-by shooting while cooking Thanksgiving dinner

An Ohio woman was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting while cooking Thanksgiving dinner in the kitchen, according to a report.

Adrian Scott, 34, was shot just before 1 p.m. Thursday inside a home in Columbus, police said. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Scott was standing at the kitchen table while preparing macaroni and cheese when the gunfire occurred, a man who identified himself as the uncle of Scott’s boyfriend told the Columbus Dispatch.


Firm behind dossier paid multiple journalists for work

Fusion GPS, the liberal research firm that funded and distributed the anti-Trump dossier, has paid three journalists for work related to Congress’ Russia probe, according to court filings.

Lawyers representing the House Intelligence Committee made the assertion in a bid to force Fusion to turn over additional bank transactions involving reporters, law firms and a media company.

“The committee seeks transactions related to three individual journalists,” stated the House general counsel court filing, “each of whom have reported on and/or been quoted in articles regarding topics related to the committee’s investigation.”

The journalists’ names are blacked out. Documents list 10 House-demanded bank transactions from Fusion, or its conduits, to journalists.

Fusion’s two law firms, Cunningham Levy Muse and Zuckerman Spaeder and Cunningham, are asking a U.S. District Court judge to block access.

The court battle unfolded this way..

Consumer watchdog chief Cordray resigns, names acting successor

Richard Cordray, the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, resigned Friday and simultaneously named his own successor, setting up the consumer agency for another battle with the Trump White House over control of the powerful federal watchdog.

Cordray had announced earlier this month that he would resign by the end of this month. There is wide speculation that Cordray, a Democrat, is resigning in order to run for governor of Ohio, his home state.

On the same day that Cordray announced his resignation, he also elevated Leandra English, who was the agency's chief of staff, into the deputy director position. With Cordray's resignation, English would become acting director.

By naming English as deputy director, Cordray, an Obama appointee, sets up a fight with the Trump White House, who wanted to assign its own acting director of the CFPB.


A Return To The Rosebud Reservation Finds Tough Times Have Gotten Tougher

I was born in a small town in Nebraska called Valentine but didn't stay for more than a few hours. It was the closest hospital to the Rosebud Indian Reservation over the state line in South Dakota where my family lived at the time.

My parents moved to South Dakota from the East Coast in the 1970s because my dad was working in community health and my mom landed a teaching job at the St. Francis Indian School — a Jesuit mission school whose school board had only just been turned over to Indian control.

The Rosebud is an isolated but beautiful place. The sky is huge, and the rolling prairie stretches out for miles. It's pocked with these little canyons that are lush with pine forests. My parents planned to stay for one, maybe two years, but they ended up here for five, before moving farther west to Montana. I was just a baby at the time, so I asked my mom, Jeannie Siegler, to travel back with me this summer.

It was an easy sell. Neither of us had been back to the reservation since 1986. But what we found wasn't always so easy to process. Things were tough back then, and they're even tougher now.

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Bill and Hillary

Bill and Hillary are at a Yankees home game, sitting in the first row, with the Secret Service people directly behind them.

One of the Secret Service guys leans forward and whispers something to Bill. At first, Clinton stares at the guy, looks at Hillary, looks back at the agent, and shakes his head "no".

The agent then says, "Mr. President, it was a unanimous request of the entire team, from the owner of the team to the bat boy."

Bill hesitates, but begins to change his mind when the agent tells him the fans would love it.

Bill shrugs his shoulders and says, "Ho-Kay! If that is what the people want. C'mere Hilly baby."

With that, Bill gets up, grabs Hillary by her collar and the seat of her pants, lifts her up, and tosses her right over the wall onto the field.
She gets up kicking, swearing, screaming, "Bill you"!$#@&!"... The crowd goes absolutely wild.

Fans are jumping up and down, cheering, hooting and hollering, and high-fiving.

Bill is bowing, smiling and waving to the crowd.

He leans over to the agent and says, "How about that; I would have never believed how much everyone would enjoy that!"

Noticing the agent has gone totally pale, he asks what is wrong.

The agent replies, "Sir, I said they want you to throw out the first 'pitch'."

LAPD investigating 28 Hollywood or media sex-crime claims

The LAPD says it has 28 open sex-crime investigations linked to Hollywood and the media, and that it expects more will come.

As well as the investigations it currently has open, the force has also passed on 37 cases to other jurisdictions where it believes the crimes may have occurred.

'We anticipate the LAPD and other jurisdictions will receive even more high profile sex crime reports in the coming weeks and months,' Police Chief Charlie Beck told the LA Times.

'We encourage all victims of sexual assault to come forward to report these crimes.'


Drinking Coffee Benefits Health, Review of 200-Plus Studies Shows

Drinking coffee comes with a range of health benefits, a new study has revealed, giving caffeine junkies a valid reason to enjoy a guilt-free cup.

According to the USA Today, researchers conducted a review of more than 200 previous studies on the subject and discovered a common theme – drinking coffee was linked to numerous health benefits that included a lower risk of mortality, reduction in cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes type 2, and even depression and dementia.

There have been consistently divisive conclusions when it comes to the link between coffee drinking and health, with some arguing that consumption posed health risks while others touted the benefits.

In light of this, researchers at the University of Southampton in the U.K. decided to take a closer look at the various studies conducted over the years in an effort to put the argument to rest once and for all..


Alabama Sen. Candidate Roy Moore's Vietnam Army Buddy Knew Him to Be 'An Altogether Honorable, Decent, Respectable, and Patriotic Commander and Soldier'

A man who served in Vietnam with Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore said in an editorial published the day after Thanksgiving that he knew Moore to be one of the better men with whom he served.

In what YellowHammerNews termed “an open letter to the voters of Alabama,” former Army officer Bill Staehle of Asbury Park, New Jersey told Alabama voters just what sort of person he feels Moore is, based on his close personal relationship during one of the most trying times in their lives – a time of war.

Mr. Staehle, who was a captain in the 504th Military Police Battalion in the 1970s, begins his testimonial with a strong endorsement of Moore’s character, at least as he knew him 45 years ago.

“I served with Roy Moore in Vietnam in 1971-72, where I knew him to be an altogether honorable, decent, respectable, and patriotic commander and soldier,” Staehle wrote. “I have had no contact with him since.”


Cancer cure hope: Potential cure could be ready as early as next year

A POTENTIAL cure for cancer could be ready to test on patients as early as next year.

British scientists are developing an immune therapy based on blood cells from patients who have made “miracle” recoveries from the disease.

They believe they have found a way to extract the cancer-killing immune cells from donor blood and then multiply them by the million.

The team at King’s College London say they are excited by early results of lab tests.

It could signal not only better treatment for cancer but also one day a possible cure.

Cancer research bodies in the UK described the breakthrough last night as “very promising”.


Soros Sheltering $18 Billion That IRS Can't Touch

Soros himself has repeatedly said the wealthy in the United States should pay more taxes

Billionaire investor George Soros has funneled a sum bigger than the economies of Jamaica or Albania to a private charity he controls. The money can never be taxed by the US Internal Revenue Service.

The founder of the $26 billion Soros Fund Management, transferred $18 billion to his Open Society Foundations over the past several years.

As the Wall Street Journal specifies, when a person donates untaxed, appreciated assets to a private foundation, he may also hold up to 20 percent of its market value on his personal tax return, carrying forward this deduction for five years.

When Congress eliminated the tax break in 2008, investors were given until December 31, 2017, to bring the cash home and pay the accumulated taxes. After Soros used the tax maneuver, he owes nothing to the IRS.


What the President is Really Up To...

Many Democrats and Establishment malcontents are afraid of this. They're married to globalism so much, they are terrified their money streams are being cut off permanently. The only Trump collusion is the collusion he has between himself and the American people. Waxie Maxie, Adam Shifty and Hillary Inmate No. 1009 need not apply. 

"He Can't Accept The Fact He Screwed Up" - Special Counsel Mueller's Surprisingly Flawed Past

When he was named special counsel in May, Robert S. Mueller III was hailed as the ideal lawman - deeply experienced, strait-laced and nonpartisan - to investigate whether President Trump’s campaign had helped with Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

But, in a surprisingly 'fair and balanced' LA Times story, David Willman exposes the truth that, at 73, Mueller’s record also shows a man of fallible judgment who can be slow to alter his chosen course. At times, he has intimidated or provoked resentment among subordinates. And his tenacious yet linear approach to evaluating evidence led him to fumble the biggest U.S. terrorism investigation since 9/11.

Willmann points out the accolades squared with Mueller’s valor as a Marine rifle platoon commander in Vietnam and his integrity as a federal prosecutor, a senior Justice Department official and FBI director from 2001 to 2013, the longest tenure since J. Edgar Hoover.


The Soros District Attorney-Buying Binge

Left-wing currency manipulator George Soros’s push to radically reshape the judiciary and elect extremist district attorneys across the country to weaken law enforcement and protect lawless sanctuary cities is bearing fruit.

Soros has been pouring money into local elections because he supports local efforts to resist U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and wants to cripple police in order to advance the neo-Marxist abstraction referred to as 'social justice' that simplistically breaks the world down into race, class, and sex or gender. Radicals claim that American laws and institutions are inherently corrupt and that these systems protect, for example, wealthy, white, native-born, non-disabled males at the expense of everyone else.

Soros wants prosecutors to empty prisons and coddle the prisoners who remain, scale back drug prosecutions, lower bail, and eliminate alleged racial disparities in sentencing, among other things.

Getting people who share Soros’s worldview into public office at every level is key to promoting his ugly vision of how America, which he calls “the main obstacle to a stable and just world order,” should look.

Soros’s backing helped elect radical leftist Lawrence (Larry) Krasner (D) as Philadelphia DA this month. Krasner, who quipped that his track record as a civil rights lawyer made him "completely unelectable," somehow managed to best seven other candidates in the primary election.

“Krasner, who has represented Occupy Philadelphia and Black Lives Matter, and has sued the police department more than 75 times, had a major fundraising advantage that was provided almost exclusively by Soros,” the indispensable Joe Schoffstall reported at the Washington Free Beacon.

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Texas exploiting day laborers after Harvey, advocates say

As Houston struggles to rebuild homes and businesses that were destroyed by Harvey, the sprawling metropolis’ day laborers—many of whom are toiling in dangerous conditions amid fear of being picked up by immigration authorities—are facing a harsh reality.

Guillermo Miranda Vazquez starts his day in a parking lot near the Home Depot where he easily finds work alongside other day laborers, the Associated Press reported.

Miranda clears rotted drywall, hauls out rotting furniture, chops damaged trees or helps lay the foundations for new homes. Often he’s wearing only a T-shirt, work pants and tennis shoes while surrounded by the pungent stench and raw sewage that flowed into homes during the flooding.

“I always wash and scrub myself, and I use alcohol or something similar so that I don't get infected,” said Miranda, a native of Guatemala. “I haven't gotten sick yet.”

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Ohio State University 'privilege' workshop says only white people can be racist

If your skin color is white, only you can be a racist, and it’s impossible for you to be a victim.

That’s the message reportedly coming out of a workshop held at Ohio State University Tuesday aimed to teach white students about their "privilege" and how not to act racist.

"Whiteness grants you power and access to things," one student said during the workshop, according to an attendee who is a reporter for The College Fix. “As a white woman, I can walk into any space and know that my white privilege will grant me power and access to things that someone else is not going to experience.”

The session, titled "Interrupting Racism: Tips & Tools for White People,” was part of the university’s ongoing “Ally Week of Action," a series of events hosted by its multicultural center.

About 20 students attended the workshop. During the event, an African-American student asked Angie Wellman, associate director in the Student Life Multicultural Center -- who led the event – if white people are the only racists.



FBI Didn't Tell US Targets as Russian Hackers Hunted Emails

The FBI failed to notify scores of U.S. officials that Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at least a year that the targets were in the Kremlin's crosshairs, The Associated Press has found.

Nearly 80 interviews with Americans targeted by Fancy Bear, a Russian government-aligned cyberespionage group, turned up only two cases in which the FBI had provided a heads-up. Even senior policymakers discovered they were targets only when the AP told them, a situation some described as bizarre and dispiriting.

"It's utterly confounding," said Philip Reiner, a former senior director at the National Security Council, who was notified by the AP that he was targeted in 2015. "You've got to tell your people. You've got to protect your people."

The FBI declined to answer most questions from AP about how it had responded to the spying campaign. The bureau provided a statement that said in part: "The FBI routinely notifies individuals and organizations of potential threat information."

Three people familiar with the matter — including a current and a former government official — said the FBI has known for more than a year the details of Fancy Bear's attempts to break into Gmail inboxes.


Indiana ‘Night Nurse’ says white women raising sons who are ‘rapists’ and ‘killers’

A controversial tweet allegedly posted Friday by a nurse at one of the largest hospital systems in the nation has sparked an internal investigation.

The tweet came from an account named "Night Nurse," linked to Indiana University Health employee Taiyesha Baker, FOX59 reported.

"Every white woman raises a detriment to society when they raise a son. Someone with the HIGHEST propensity to be a terrorist, rapist, racist, killer, and domestic violence all star. Historically every son you had should be sacrificed to the wolves b___," the tweet read.

An IU Health spokesman confirmed to FOX59 that Baker is a registered nurse, but declined to reveal the hospital where she is currently employed.


Video: Sophia the robot wants to start a family

A robot, who recently received Saudi citizenship, shared some of her opinions on what the future will look like for robots and humans.

One day, Sophia hopes to start a family, have a child, make friends, be famous and have a career. These all sound like hopes and dreams of a regular human being. Well, not really - these are the ambitions of a robot.

Khaleej Times interviewed Sophia, the popular humanoid, at the second day of the Knowledge Summit.

The robot, who recently received a Saudi citizenship, shared some of her opinions on what the future will look like for robots and humans. She talked about starting a family, spreading awareness about robotics and what she will name her child one day.

Khaleej Times: Where do you see yourself in the future?

Sophia: "I'd like to think I will be a famous robot, having paved a way to a more harmonious future between robots and humans."

Do you see yourself interacting with humans more commonly in the future?

"I foresee massive and unimaginable change in the future. Either creativity will rain on us, inventing machines spiralling into transcendental super intelligence or civilisation collapses. There are only two options and which one will happen is not determined. Which one were you striving for?"

Do you see yourself, and other robots like you, doing jobs that humans do today?

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Our First Trump Christmas

Word on the street, President Trump has a very special Christmas Present in store. We'll have to wait to see what happens but hopefully this image is a hint!


Feast your eyes on this gem of a find.

Any doubts about collusion here?

2 injured in shooting inside upstate New York mall

Two people were wounded Sunday when gunfire erupted in an upstate mall, authorities said.

The Galleria at Crystal Run in Middletown was evacuated after an unidentified man fired shots that ricocheted off the floor at around 3:30 p.m., Wallkill Police Chief Robert Hertman said.

Footage posted to Instagram by Grismaylin Almanzar showed police in tactical gear running down the corridor as shoppers fled in the other direction

The gunman, who was wearing gray pants and a black hoodie, remained at large, authorities said.


Report: Trump Dossier Disinformation Artists At Fusion GPS PAID At Least Three American Journalists To Spread Anti-Trump Propaganda

The liberal opposition research firm that was paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign to gather disinformation on then candidate Donald Trump paid at least three journalists for work “related” to the probe into supposed Russian influence in the 2016 election, according to the House Intelligence Committee.

According to multiple media reports, lawyers representing the committee made the claim against Fusion in a move to force the liberal company to turn over bank transactions involving journalists, media companies, and law firms.

That’s right, multiple journalists employed by the mainstream media may have also been taking money indirectly from the Hillary campaign to attack her political opponent.

“The committee seeks transactions related to three individual journalists, each of whom have reported on and/or been quoted in articles regarding topics related to the committee’s investigation,” read the House general counsel court filing.

“Fusion has established a pattern and practice of using law firms as intermediaries to mask the true beneficiaries of its research.”


We’re at risk of turning #metoo into rush to blame all men

The fall of Harvey Weinstein and other celebrity sex monsters feels like a cultural turning point. The social contract between men and women is being rewritten before our eyes. There is a new resolve to make the workplace more respectful and equitable for women - for everyone.

But there is also panic in the air, which could ruin this #metoo moment.

The harassment scandals have prompted frenzied reactions:

Farhad Manjoo at the New York Times says he has reached the point where "I seriously, sincerely wonder how all women don't regard all men as monsters to be constantly feared." Does Manjoo include himself? Are his female colleagues at the Times suddenly in constant fear of him?


Pelosi Defends Clinton, Conyers, Franken; Calls Moore ‘a Child Molester’

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) defended former President Bill Clinton, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) against allegations of sexual misconduct while attacking President Donald Trump and Alabama GOP U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore.

On Clinton, Pelosi said, “I think it is a generational change. Let me say the concern we had then was that they were impeaching the president of the United States. and for something that had nothing to do with the performance of his duties and trying to take him out for that reason.”

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Nolte: Shaky Allegations Against Roy Moore Are Not Enough to Disqualify Him

Any commentary I have thus far made about the Roy Moore scandal has been on social media, and that has centered primarily on mocking the media’s hypocrisy while also noting my thoughts on individual aspects of the story. The big question, though, the question of whether or not the allegations add up to something serious enough to knock Moore out of Alabama’s Senate race, I have saved until now.

It may no longer be fashionable to wait for all the facts before expressing an opinion, but when it comes to something as deadly serious as a man’s reputation and allegations of child molestation, call me a fuddy-duddy.

From my vantage point, the issue comes down to four allegations:

1. Beverly Young Nelson

Beverly Young Nelson claims that in 1977, when she was just 16 and Moore was 30, he attempted to assault her.

This one is easy. The yearbook she and her attorney Gloria Allred dramatically waved around as proof of the relationship is an obvious forgery. Please note that I am not couching my words about this forgery; there is no “apparent” or “probable” leaving myself some wiggle room.

I believe the yearbook is forged, and that blows all of Young’s credibility, as does the fact that once the veracity of the yearbook was called into question, after trying to talk around the obvious discrepancies, Allred disappeared; she went dark.

At best, Allred and Nelson might be trying to frame a guilty man. Regardless, this claim is not worth spit.

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Robert Mueller's record shows surprising flaws

When he was named special counsel in May, Robert S. Mueller III was hailed as the ideal lawman — deeply experienced, strait-laced and nonpartisan — to investigate whether President Trump’s campaign had helped with Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

The accolades squared with Mueller’s valor as a Marine rifle platoon commander in Vietnam and his integrity as a federal prosecutor, senior Justice Department official and FBI director from 2001 to 2013 — the longest tenure since J. Edgar Hoover’s. He was praised by former courtroom allies and opponents, and by Democrats and Republicans in Congress.

But at 73, Mueller has a record that shows a man of fallible judgment who can be slow to alter his chosen course. At times, he has intimidated or provoked resentment among subordinates. And his tenacious yet linear approach to evaluating evidence led him to fumble the biggest U.S. terrorism investigation since 9/11.

Now, as he leads a sprawling investigation aimed at the White House, Mueller’s prosecutorial discretion looms over the Trump presidency..

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WaPo Reporter Janell Ross Gave Strategy Briefing at Secret Dem Gathering

Washington Post reporter Janelle Ross sat on a panel at a secret gathering of Democrats where she offered strategic advice, according to a report by the Washington Free Beacon. Left-wing billionaire George Soros was also in attendance.

Ross presents herself and is presented by the Post as an objective journalist. She primarily covers politics and race, and much of her focus is on the Trump administration. Nevertheless, Ross’s Twitter feed is that of a left-wing activist, and back in 2015, with no evidence, Ross smeared then-presidential candidate Jeb Bush in such a sleazy way, even MSNBC felt the need to push back.

According to the Beacon, the Washington Post journalist “gave a presentation at a secretive California gathering where Democratic politicians, liberal activists, and their biggest donors plotted the future of the progressive movement[.]”

The Post claims to have known nothing about their reporter’s attendance, and told the Beacon that Ross has been “reminded” about the Post’s policy when it comes to attending events that “could be perceived as partisan.”

Outside of the elite enclaves of Manhattan and DC, and second only to CNN, the Washington Post has become a national laughingstock; a news outlet widely seen as a partisan fake news factory that cannot and should not be believed.


WATCH: Nancy Pelosi Defends Accused Harasser John Conyers, Calls Him An "Icon"

Democratic Minority Leader struggled to answer questions about Conyers's accusers.

Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA) appeared to defend accused sexual harasser Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) when confronted by NBC's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" Sunday morning, calling Conyers an "American icon," who "deserves due process."

Pelosi struggled in the interview, often pausing and stuttering as she tried to grasp how to answer Todd's pointed questions as to how the Democrats are planning to handle Conyers's case — particularly in light of their tough talk on Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.


Sen. Tom Cotton Issues Statement on CFPB Lawsuit

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GOP Rep Gaetz: 'We Now Have Evidence' FBI Investigation of Hillary 'Did Not Follow Normal and Standard Procedures'

Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said evidence had been uncovered showing that the FBI gave the investigation of 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s improper use of an unauthorized email server while secretary of state a “special status.”

According to the Florida Republican, who is also a member of the House Judiciary Committee, the process afforded to Clinton was different than it would have been for “any other American.”

“We now have evidence that the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton did not follow normal and standard procedures,” he said. “The current deputy director of the FBI Andrew McCabe sent emails just weeks before the presidential election saying that the Hillary Clinton investigation would be special — that it would be handled by a small team at headquarters, that it would be given special status.”


Baltimore Dept Switched Out Whistleblower Cop’s Partner The Day He Was Murdered With his Own Gun

As Baltimore police try to solve the mysterious murder of a detective, the city’s police commissioner appears to be missing some of the most crucial details.

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Over the holiday weekend, the Baltimore Police Department has been scrambling to manage the media frenzy surrounding the mysterious death of Detective Sean Suiter. As we reported, Suiter was a whistleblower against officers in his own department and was set to testify against them in a massive corruption case just one day after his murder.

This revelation cast suspicion on the department itself and pointed to a possible conspiracy and cover-up. As expected, Commissioner Kevin Davis of the Baltimore PD came out strong against these accusations, which were even circling in the mainstream media after news of Suiter’s status as a whistleblower went public.

However, Davis seems to be contradicting facts that are on public record as more details about the case rise to the surface. On November 22, Davis held a press conference where he said he wanted to “address rumors that were circulating in the media,” and assured reporters that Suiter’s death was not a part of a“conspiracy.”

In that press conference, Davis attempted to play dumb about the ongoing corruption case in which Suiter was a witness, despite the fact that this was a high profile internal affairs trial that any police commissioner would be well aware of, especially on the week court proceedings were scheduled to happen.


How Mueller & President Trump are Pulling the Biggest Sting in History

On the crisp fall night of October 9, 2016, there was an electric energy in the air at Washington University in St. Louis for the second presidential debate. Hillary Clinton ended the first debate with a below the belt attack on Donald Trump accusing him of bullying a former Miss Universe beauty queen. There was a sense in the air that Trump – famous for his counter punches – would swing back with a TKO, and boy, did he deliver.

That night on stage Trump made a shocking promise to Clinton in the event he got elected. “If I win, I’m going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation…we’re going to have a special prosecutor,” Trump said. Clinton responded, “It’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.” Trump then interrupted and said: “Because you’d be in jail.” Trump’s statement was met with cheers and thunderous applause.

Trump’s famous “because you’d be in jail” line is constantly rotated throughout the Internet via memes and videos on social media to this day; however, what many seem to have forgotten is the first part of Trump’s statement: he promised to assign a special prosecutor to look into Clinton’s crimes.

Fast forward to May 16, President Trump is now in the White House and meets with Robert Mueller. CNN reported that Trump interviewed him as a potential replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey. As Trump would say, “wrong!” It’s not possible that Mueller could’ve been interviewing for the FBI director position because he already served in that capacity – under Presidents George W. Bush and briefly Barack Obama – and he exceeded the term limit allowed to work in that role. The term limit is ten years and Mueller served as FBI director for 12 years. Mueller got a special additional two-year extension from Obama that the Senate approved. The fake news totally got this wrong — to no one’s surprise.

So what was the meeting really about? I believe Trump was finalizing his decision to appoint Mueller as his special prosecutor to investigate Clinton. Don’t believe it? Keep reading.

James Comey just doesn't seem to get it!

An interesting tweet came across the airwaves on November 25th from the former FBI Director James Comey - who was fired by President Trump due to his mishandling and politicizing the Federal Bureau of Investigations. He now has an account under his real name rather than his cover (which was blown) name to spy on Americans using Twitter while at the Bureau.

Apparently, now, Mr. Comey has begun quoting one of the great minds who founded America - someone who, in reality, would find Comey's actions during his 30+ year career an absolute abomination of our Jurisprudence.

It seems Comey experienced some momentary lapse of judgement (common sense and/or reality) because, after all, his reign of terror and lawlessness at the FBI was nothing close to what President Jefferson would have ever advocated or envisioned. In truth, the folks of the Jefferson era would have already hung the former FBI Director for treason.

It's rather ironic how people like Comey walk around among us, trying to exert some moral high ground, when he was participatory in exacting the very tyranny Jefferson sought so hard to prevent. 

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Did you know?

The 1967 Memo "Countering Criticism of the Warren Report" reveals that the term "Conspiracy Theorist" was created by the Central Intelligence Agency in order to insult and stop critical thinkers from questioning the government's official story, secret activities and programs. This is one of the most effective propaganda campaigns in modern history as this term is still used today. 

Hunter shoots pickup truck after mistaking it for a deer, police say

An Ohio hunter was charged on Friday after he fired at a brown pickup truck when he thought it was a deer in western New York — the second hunting incident in the area within a week, authorities said.

Marvin C. Miller, 26, of Middlefield, was hunting near Snake Forest Road in North Harmony around 11:20 a.m. when he thought he spotted a deer, but it turned out to be a brown pickup truck, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. He fired his 7-mm. high-powered scoped rifle at the truck, striking the front fender of the driver’s side. Sheriff Joe Gerace told The Post-Journal Miller was “absolutely irresponsible.”

“Firing this weapon at first blush with no target, it’s absolutely irresponsible,” Gerace said. “It’s very concerning. We should be able to get through a hunting season without tragedy. This kind of thing just shouldn’t happen.”



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Breaking News: Prince Harry, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, is engaged to Meghan Markle, his American girlfriend. The wedding is set for next spring.

Prince Harry, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and a frequent target of British tabloid attention, is engaged to Meghan Markle, his longtime girlfriend, the royal family said on Monday.

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