Latest Articles: Corrupt Government
Sean Spicer confronted in Apple store by Indian-American
Post Date: 2017-03-13 12:13:28 by Willie Green
An American woman of Indian descent has accused White House press secretary Sean Spicer of racism after an exchange in an Apple store in Washington.Shree Chauhan, 33, challenged Mr Spicer as he was shopping, asking: "How does it feel to work for a fascist?" - referring to President Donald Trump. Mr Spicer said: "It's such a great country that allows you to be here." Ms Chauhan videoed the encounter and posted it online, drawing 300,000 views since Saturday. She has been attacked online since posting the video, with critics branding her "vile" and accusing her of harassment. 'Impolite'The footage shows Mr Spicer responding to the initial barb by ...
Bannon Under Criminal Investigation For Florida Residency Claim
Post Date: 2017-03-12 09:15:17 by Willie Green
Trump's Chief Strategist May Have Provided False Information To Obtain Voter Registration White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is the subject of a criminal investigation into whether he falsely claimed he was a Florida resident from 2014 to 2016, possibly to avoid paying state income taxes. The Washington Post reported Saturday that state prosecutors in Miami have subpoenaed documents including Bannon's lease of a home in Coconut Grove, Florida. They've also contacted landlords, a gardener and a handyman. The State Attorneys Office for Miami-Dade County declined to provide further details, citing confidentiality rules for active criminal ...
Meet 'Cromwellian' Steve Bannon
Post Date: 2017-03-12 09:08:01 by Willie Green
Like much of the world, Ive been trying to understand Stephen K. Bannon, the chief strategist and guiding force behind the chaos of Donald Trumps bizarre presidency chaos by design. He has been called the most dangerous political operative in America, the second most powerful man in the world and the great manipulator. He reportedly compared himself to Vladimir Lenin, the murderous architect of the Soviet Union not his politics, but his goal to blow up the state. In a rare interview last fall, Bannon mentioned some role models. Darkness is good, he told The Hollywood Reporter. Dick Cheney, Darth Vader. Satan. Thats power. You ...
Grandma says Trump is another Nixon
Post Date: 2017-03-11 10:26:48 by Willie Green
With comparisons continuing to be made between President Donald Trump and Richard Nixon, side-by-side photos of a Pittsburgh woman using nearly identical signs to protest both men have now gone viral. The photos -- taken 43 years apart -- show 76-year-old Rosemary Duffy of Crafton protesting both presidents outside the federal building in downtown Pittsburgh. The Hummingbird @Alifaith55 Rosemary at same spot in front of Federal Building Pittsburgh 43yrs ago#adaywithoutwomen ♀#InternationalWomensDay ♀#BeBoldForChange ♀#IWD2017 ♀ 6:19 AM - 8 Mar 2017 In the first, captured after the Watergate scandal and shortly before Nixon was pardoned by President ...
Sessions asks 46 Obama-era US attorneys to resign
Post Date: 2017-03-10 21:48:11 by Stoner
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked dozens of U.S. attorneys appointed by former President Obama to submit their resignations, the Department of Justice announced Friday. U.S. attorneys are normally replaced at the beginning of new administrations. Of the 93 U.S. attorneys, 46 remain from the past administration, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). Sessions asked for the federal prosecutors to resign "in order to ensure a uniform transition," DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement. As was the case in prior transitions, many of the United States Attorneys nominated by the previous administration already have left the Department of ...
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner rent from Chilean billionaire polluter
Post Date: 2017-03-10 11:38:01 by Willie Green
President Donald Trump's daughter and son-in-law are renting a house from the Chilean family that owns the Twin Metals copper mining project proposed near Ely, according to a report Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal. The report said Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are renting a Washington home owned by Chilean billionaire Andronico Luksic, whose family controls Antofagasta, the Chilean global mining giant that owns a 100 percent interest in the Twin Metals project. The ties come just as Twin Metals is suing the U.S. government to overturn a moratorium on access to U.S. Forest Service land where it wants to mine near the Kawishiwi River and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. ...
Why did Russian kleptocrat pay so much for mansion owned by Trump?
Post Date: 2017-03-10 09:39:21 by Willie Green
PALM BEACH Why did a Russian oligarch pay now-President Donald Trump $95 million for his Palm Beach mansion? Almost a decade later, the answer is less clear than it was at the time of the sale, the largest price paid for a Palm Beach home. In 2008, Dmitry Rybolovlev bought the Palm Beach mansion owned by Trump for $13 million more than the most expensive Palm Beach mansion sale up to that moment. It's been almost a decade since the sale, but the transaction is newsworthy again as new questions surround contacts between members of Trump's administration and Russian government officials. Last week, a Rybolovlev spokesman said his client, who made his fortune in fertilizer ...
The Confederacy was a con job on whites. And still is.
Post Date: 2017-03-08 10:53:31 by Willie Green
Ive lived 55 years in the South, and I grew up liking the Confederate flag. I havent flown one for many decades, but for a reason that might surprise you. I know the South well. We lived wherever the Marine Corps stationed my father: Georgia, Virginia, the Carolinas. As a child, my favorite uncle wasnt in the military, but he did pack a .45 caliber Thompson submachine gun in his trunk. He was a leader in the Ku Klux Klan. Despite my role models, as a kid I was an inept racist. I got in trouble once in the first grade for calling a classmate the N-word. But he was Hispanic. As I grew up and acquired the strange sensation called empathy (strange for boys anyway), I ...
Australia Man Arrested, Faces 20 Years Sentence for Printing a Replica Gun
Post Date: 2017-03-08 08:35:22 by A K A Stone
In the picture the 3D printed replicas are in the lower row. From the left, they are 1,3,4 and 5. The typical 3D printed striations are easily visible on #4. Australia has, in many ways, some of the most extreme gun regulations in the world. By jumping through a great many hoops, and carefully filling out the right forms over several months, you can own and use a significant number of firearms. The regulations are a wish list of most of those proposed by gun hating activists from around the world. The were rushed through the Australian political machine with amazing speed. The trigger event was the Port Arthur massacre. The process was aided by a fully cheering Australian media and the ...
Republicans are becoming Russia's accomplices
Post Date: 2017-03-07 13:06:33 by Willie Green
It would have been impossible to imagine a year ago that the Republican Party's leaders would be effectively serving as enablers of Russian interference in this country's political system. Yet, astonishingly, that is the role the Republican Party is playing.U.S. intelligence services have stated that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election with the intention of swinging it to one side. Knowing how cautious the intelligence community is in making such judgments, and given the significance of this particular finding, the evidence must be compelling. At the very least, any reasonable person would have to conclude that there is enough evidence to warrant a ...
Donald Trump’s Worst Deal
Post Date: 2017-03-07 09:45:23 by Willie Green
The President helped build a hotel in Azerbaijan that appears to be a corrupt operation engineered by oligarchs tied to Irans Revolutionary Guard.The Trump Tower Baku never opened. Trump partnered with an Azerbaijani family that U.S. officials called notoriously unethical.Photograph by Davide Monteleone for The New YorkerHeydar Aliyev Prospekti, a broad avenue in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, connects the airport to the city. The road is meant to highlight Bakus recent modernization, and it is lined with sleek new buildings. The Heydar Aliyev Center, an undulating wave of concrete and glass, was designed by Zaha Hadid. The state oil company is housed in a twisting glass ...
The really big Trump scandal (almost) everyone is missing
Post Date: 2017-03-07 09:03:34 by Willie Green
I probably picked the wrong weekend for a long car trip with my satellite radio, the weekend of Donald Trump's "Tweets Heard "Round the World"!!! Hour after hour, the pundits on CNN or MSNBC struggled so mightily to explain the inexplicable -- the pre-breakfast Twitter blast from the 45th President of the United States accusing the 44th President of the United States of bugging his office at Trump Tower, Watergate-style, at the height of the 2016 election campaign. What did President Trump really mean?, the pundits asked. And asked. And asked. Now that Trump is the leader of the free world (whatever that even means anymore), did he use his awesome access to high-level ...
Mr. President, Your Predecessor Actually Wire Tapped ALL Of Our Phones… What Are You Going To Do About It?
Post Date: 2017-03-05 13:56:29 by hondo68
President Trump went on a Tweet storm this morning, presumably because at some point in the last 24 hours he learned that his predecessor President Obama reportedly wire tapped the phone lines in Trump Tower during the 2016 election campaign. In the process of tweeting, the President actually confirmed what many of us already know we are being actively monitored by a domestic police state. We can fully sympathize with the Presidents outrage over being wiretapped, but it should be no surprise to our readers. Back in 2011 we noted, to accusations of being conspiracy theorists, that everything Americans do is being monitored, including real-time monitoring of our ...
Former Bush attorney general: Trump right that there was surveillance
Post Date: 2017-03-05 10:13:41 by A K A Stone
Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Sunday said that President Trump is likely correct that there was surveillance on Trump Tower for intelligence purposes, but incorrect in accusing former President Barack Obama of ordering the wiretapping. I think hes right in that there was surveillance and that it was conducted at the behest of the attorney general at the Justice Department, Mukasey told ABCs This Week. Trump on Saturday accused Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in New York City just before the November election. A spokesman for Obama denied that the former president or the White House ordered any such surveillance. "A cardinal ...
How does Guccifer 2.0 play into the wiretapping???
Post Date: 2017-03-05 09:47:35 by A K A Stone
Did the Obama Administration Try Stacking the Deck Against Trump at the Justice Department?
Post Date: 2017-03-04 13:16:44 by Tooconservative
Amid Thursdays over-hyped brouhaha about Jeff Sessions meeting with the Russian ambassador, a curious detail emerged. In Sessions's recusal memo, it was explained who at the Justice Department would be handling any investigations into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia. "Consistent with the succession order for the Department of Justice, Acting Deputy Attorney General and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Dana Boente shall act as and perform the functions of the Attorney General with respect to any matters from which I have recused myself to the extent they exist," reads Sessions's official statement on the matter. Except that if the ...
‘Buy American’ Rule for Keystone Pipeline Dropped After Ex-Foreign Steel Exec Became Commerce Secretary
Post Date: 2017-03-03 17:08:49 by Willie Green
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross might benefit financially from Trumps decision to drop the Buy American rule from Keystone Pipeline steel. The Trump administrations decision to exempt the Keystone XL pipeline from Buy American rules could benefit one company in particular: the steel giant that newly minted Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross invested in and helped run for a decade. Two days after Ross was confirmed, the White House announced that Commerce will not apply those rules to the project. The Keystone XL Pipeline is currently in the process of being constructed, so it does not count as a new, retrofitted, repaired or expanded pipeline, a ...
Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media
Post Date: 2017-03-03 12:16:25 by Willie Green
With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage, the rightwing US computer scientist is at the heart of a multimillion-dollar propaganda network Just over a week ago, Donald Trump gathered members of the worlds press before him and told them they were liars. The press, honestly, is out of control, he said. The public doesnt believe you any more. CNN was described as very fake news
story after story is bad. The BBC was another beauty. That night I did two things. First, I typed Trump in the search box of Twitter. My feed was reporting that he was crazy, a lunatic, a raving madman. But that wasnt how ...
Slain SEALÂ’s dad wants answers: 'Don't hide behind my sonÂ’s death' [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2017-03-02 01:08:50 by hondo68
When they brought William Ryan Owens home, the Navy SEAL was carried from a C-17 military plane in a flag-draped casket, onto the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base, as President Donald Trump, his daughter, Ivanka, and Owens family paid their respects.It was a private transfer, as the family had requested. No media and no bystanders, except for some military dignitaries. READ MORE: Trump may support probe of SEALs death, White House says Owens father, Bill, had learned only a short time before the ceremony that Trump was coming. Owens was sitting with his wife, Marie, and other family members in the solemn, living room-like space where the loved ones of ...
GOP wants to eliminate shadowy DOJ slush fund bankrolling leftist groups [$3 billion]
Post Date: 2017-03-01 12:55:09 by Tooconservative
The Obama administration funneled billions of dollars to activist organizations through a Department of Justice slush fund scheme, according to congressional investigators. Its clear partisan politics played a role in the illicit actions that were made, Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, told Fox News. The DOJ is the last place this should have occurred. Findings spearheaded by the House Judiciary Committee point to a process shrouded in secrecy whereby monies were distributed to a labyrinth of nonprofit organizations involved with grass-roots activism. Advocates for big government and progressive power are using the Justice Department to extort money from ...
Al Gore has sold more than $37 million worth of Apple stock in February
Post Date: 2017-02-25 18:24:42 by Justified
Former U.S. vice president and Apple board member Al Gore sold about half his holdings in Apple stock on Wednesday, garnering more than $29 million. According to an SEC filing, Gore sold 215,437 shares on Wednesday, leaving him with 230,137 shares remaining. Earlier in the month, he exercised the right to buy 70,000 shares at just over $13 per share, then sold them at market prices, garnering a gain of about $8 million. That means he's sold more than $37.5 million worth of shares this month. Apple shares hit an all-time high of $134.54 earlier this month. Gore joined Apple's board of directors in 2003, and has received periodic stock grants, according to SEC filings dating ...
Bannon says Trump’s Cabinet of billionaires is “selected for a reason . . . deconstruction”
Post Date: 2017-02-24 10:58:29 by Willie Green
Bannon confirmed that Trump's Cabinet appointments aren't there to govern. They're there to destroy On Thursday, Steve Bannon the Breitbart CEO-turned White House adviser confirmed that President Donald Trump selected his Cabinet of billionaires for the specific purpose of [deconstructing] the administrative state. Bannon argued that if you look at these Cabinet nominees, they were selected for a reason, and that is deconstruction, according to The Washington Post. The chief strategist cited as one example the presidents withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which he described as one of the most ...
Court To Cop: You Took 80 Days Away From A Person's Life With A Baseless Warrant, So We're Taking Your Immunity
Post Date: 2017-02-22 14:06:55 by Deckard
from the Munday-is-no-Joe-Friday dept In 2009, April Yvette Smith was arrested on drug dealing charges and spent 80 days in jail. The charges were ultimately dropped by the district attorney, but by the time it happened, Smith had already lost her job. The same can't be said for the officer who obtained her arrest warrant. His job was always secure. The only thing he's lost -- seven years after the fact -- is his immunity from Smith's civil rights lawsuit. The chain of events leading to Smith's wrongful arrest are as horrible as they are stupid. Somewhere between Barney Fife and the banal evil of law enforcement ineptitude lies Officer Jason Munday. It starts with a ...
Congressional Republicans Flail and Fail (can't quit loving ObamaCare, illegal aliens, global thievery & skulduggery)
Post Date: 2017-02-21 18:35:41 by hondo68
Drudge Put It Perfectly: Congressional Republicans Flail and FailIncompetence hinders party from accomplishing Trumps agendaSpeaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan Alex Wong/Getty Images On February 8, 2017, Matt Drudge tweeted, No Obamacare repeal, tax cuts! and Republican party should be sued for fraud. NO discussion of tax cuts now. Drudge was spot on. This week, Sen. Rand Paul (my former boss, it should be pointed out) stormed out of a meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan when he heard talk of keeping Obamacares Medicaid expansion intact and creating tax credits. Paul worried these tax credits would be a Republican-created entitlement program. ...
A Big Shoe Just Dropped
Post Date: 2017-02-19 17:38:51 by Willie Green
I don't know how much attention it's received. But the appearance of the name of Felix Sater in this new article in the Times is one of the biggest shoes I've seen drop on the Trump story in some time.The new story explains that a group of Trump operatives, including top lawyer Michael Cohen and fired former campaign manager Paul Manafort, along with a pro-Putin Ukrainian parliamentarian named Andrii V. Artemenko and Mr. Sater are pushing President Trump on a 'peace plan' for Russia and Ukraine. Cohen recently met with Sater and Artemenko; and Cohen agreed to personally deliver the peace plan (actually a sealed envelope with documents detailing it) to the President ...
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