"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Blogger jailed for 5 years by Communists

Nguyen Van Oai calls for the release of jailed pro-democracy lawyer Nguyen Van Dai in an undated photo.

Bloggers Frighten The Elites

(Radio Free Asia)  -  A court in north-central Vietnam’s Nghe An province on Tuesday upheld a five-year prison term for jailed blogger Nguyen Van Oai, rejecting his appeal and returning him to jail, Vietnamese sources said.

Oai. 36, had been sentenced in September 2017 to five years, with an additional four years to be served under house arrest, after allegedly violating the terms of his probation after serving an earlier prison term for “attempting to overthrow” Vietnam’s government under Article 79 of the country’s penal code.

Article 79 is one of a number of vague statutes that authorities often use to detain writers and bloggers who criticize the country’s communist government and its policies.

Speaking to RFA’s Vietnamese Service following Tuesday’s court hearing, defense attorney Ha Huy Son said that Oai’s sentence had been imposed for violating the terms of his probation, for which he received a two-year term, and for “acting against persons on duty,” for which he was sentenced to three years.

“That verdict was unfair and not objective, though,” Son said, adding, “I told the court that he is not guilty.”

Also speaking to RFA, Oai’s mother Nguyen Thi Lieu said that Oai at his trial last year had not pleaded guilty to the charges made against him.

“My child is innocent, and the court was unjust,” Lieu said. “They should hold another trial.”

Oai looked thin and appeared to be in poor health at his appearance in court on Tuesday, said Oai’s wife Linh Chau, who along with Oai’s mother was one of the two relatives allowed to attend the hearing.

“He was also sometimes prevented from expressing his thoughts,” she said.

Two of the witnesses who spoke at his hearing were the police officers Oai was accused of “resisting” when they came to arrest him on Jan. 19, 2017 for violating the terms of his probation, Chau said.

“Both Oai and his lawyer considered this unreasonable,” she said.

“Oai is a patriot and is not guilty,” Chau said. “He simply raised his voice for freedom in his country.”

Supporters beaten, banners torn away

Supporters outside the court building on Tuesday were beaten by police, with banners calling for Oai’s release ripped from their hands, some of those present told RFA.

“At around 10:30 a.m., some plainclothes men attacked the crowd and snatched the banners from Oai’s relatives,” one protester said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

“One guy named Thong was beaten by thugs in civilian clothes, who then grabbed him and dragged him into a car. Someone named Huynh was also arrested, and some women who tried to intervene were beaten too,” he said.

Ho Huy Thong, 16, and Nguyen Van Huynh, 17,  were struck repeatedly with batons by police during their arrest and at the police station, the two men told RFA following their release.

“When I was put in the car, they hit me 15 to 16 times in the head, and when I refused to answer their questions later at the police station, they hit me on the hands another five to six times,” Thong  said.

Accused by police of recording the protest on his mobile phone, Thong was forced to kneel facing the wall and was then beaten again, he said.

After being forced into a car, Huynh was also beaten, he said.

“One man held me down by my neck, while two others jumped and stomped on my back. Another man hit me with his elbow, and another man slapped my face,”Huynh said. “My shoulders and spine still hurt.”

Police upset by cameras

Police were especially angered by supporters’ attempts to record the protest on their phone cameras, another protester, Nguyen Thi  Huong, told RFA.

“They took our phones away and tore down our banners,” he said, adding, “Most of them were in civilian clothes, but a few were in police uniform.”

As a member of the outlawed Viet Tan pro-democracy group and cofounder of the Association of Catholic Former Prisoners of Conscience, Oai had frequently campaigned against social injustice on his Facebook page.

In August 2011, he was among a group of 14 Catholic and Protestant youths arrested as part of a crackdown on activists with ties to religious organizations.

Read More . . . .

Navy Ship Stuck in Global Warming Ice

(Fox News)  -  A brand-new U.S. Navy warship has not moved from Montreal since Christmas Eve and will spend the winter stuck in Canada due to cold and ice.
The USS Little Rock – unveiled in a ceremony on Dec. 16 in Buffalo, New York and attended by nearly 9,000 people – has not moved far since due to adverse weather conditions that kept the warship trapped at bay in Canada, the Toronto Star reported.
The warship known as a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) cost $440 million to build and stretches 387 feet in length and weighs 15 tons more than the Statue of Liberty. It is capable of traveling more than 46 miles per hour.

Such combat ships are described as agile and designed for rapid transitions between missions with minimal manning. They are used for surface warfare, counter piracy and drug operations, as well as other first response missions.
In the wake of weather problems, the ship has been reportedly equipped with heaters and de-icers to reduce ice accumulation on the hull.
The U.S. Navy spokeswoman told The Star the ship will remain inactive in Montreal and will not move towards its home port in Mayport, Fla. until weather conditions improve.
“The temperatures in Montreal and throughout the transit area have been colder than normal, and included near-record low temperatures, which created significant and historical conditions in the late December, early January time frame,” Lt.-Cmdr. Courtney Hillson told the newspaper.
“Keeping the ship in Montreal until waterways are clear ensures the safety of the ship and crew, and will have limited impact on the ship’s operational schedule.”
The navy official did not say whether it is a common practice for ships to be delayed due to bad weather, but said other ships encountered no transit problems in December.
The crew stationed on the ship was provided with cold-weather clothing and will focus on mission training while the delay continues.
Read More . . . .

Communists have infiltrated more than 100 US colleges

Red Alert
Communism is Here

(Washington Examiner)  -  Over the past few decades, colleges have acquired an unfortunate yet accurate reputation of promoting anti-American values. From squashing campus free speech rights to condemning America’s actions and policies, many college administrators and professors have painted an ugly portrait of Americanism to impressionable students while heralding the “superior” values of other societies.
It appears the Chinese government is joining forces with college leaders in this disturbing effort.
According to Politico, China is quietly infiltrating our colleges and sprinkling in communist propaganda through a program called the Confucius Institute. 
College administrators like to deny or overlook the program’s sinister motives, arguing that it helps students become global citizens.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is one of the latest schools to open a branch, joining a list of about 100 campuses in the U.S. and 500-plus campuses worldwide that host the Confucius Institute. Nancy Gutierrez, UNC-Charlotte Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, believes the program will “broaden the University’s outreach and support for language instruction and cultural opportunities in the Charlotte community,” according to a press release.
However, Chinese government officials have publicly admitted, and even boasted, about the program’s deceptive nature.
As Li Changchun, a standing member of the Politburo in Beijing observed back in 2011, “The Confucius Institute is an appealing brand for expanding our culture abroad. It has made an important contribution toward improving our soft power. The ‘Confucius’ brand has a natural attractiveness. Using the excuse of teaching Chinese language, everything looks reasonable and logical.”
In a 2010 People’s Daily article, Chinese minister of propaganda Liu Yunshan championed the establishment of more Confucius Institutes to “[c]oordinate the efforts of overseas and domestic propaganda, [and] further create a favorable international environment for [China].”
Moreover, the program’s top leadership is dominated by Chinese government officials, including representatives from China’s propaganda bureau.
Read More . . . .

Monday, January 22, 2018

Illegal aliens to automatically be registered to vote

The United States is Officially Dead
African American Citizens are officially screwed over

  • Leftist scum Democrats are working to screw over African American citizens and put millions of illegal aliens on voting rolls and give them jobs once held by Blacks.
  • The response by Blacks is to call Trump a racist and vote Democrat.
  • Trump is one man who will pass from the political scene. Both parties have decided that borders have no meaning. The United States as we know it will be dead within two generations.

(WND)  -  California will take the next step in blurring the lines between citizens and non-citizens beginning April Fool’s Day when the state complies with a court order to begin automatically registering to vote all those who are granted driver’s licenses.
The state has long provided driver’s licenses to all who simply claimed, without proof, that they were citizens of in the country legally. There were no checks made or documentation required.
But beginning April 1 every person who gets a California driver’s license will be automatically entitled to vote.
“We are very pleased that Californians will have easier access to voter registration,” said Jeremiah Levine, an attorney with Morrison Foerster who represented the voting-rights groups. “We are especially satisfied that changes will be made before California’s statewide and federal primary elections.”
Read More . . . .

FBI destroys evidence - Don't worry, no one will go to jail

No One Ever Goes To Jail

  • Special Note  -  The GOP "Leadership" is naturally silent about this corruption. Only low level Congressmen ask real questions.

AP reports:
But the department also said in a letter to lawmakers that its record of messages sent to and from the agent, Peter Strzok, was incomplete because the FBI, for technical reasons, had been unable to preserve and retrieve about five months’ worth of communications. New text messages highlighted in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Republican chairman of the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, are from the spring and summer of 2016 and involve discussion of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. They reference Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s decision to accept the FBI’s conclusion in that case and a draft statement that former FBI Director James Comey had prepared in anticipation of closing out the Clinton investigation without criminal charges.
Following reports of the FBI’s mystery “glitch,” Rep. Jordan Jordan (R-OH) is renewing his call for a second special counsel to investigate the former Mueller team member.
“First the IRS destroyed emails pivotal to our investigation of their political targeting. 

Now the FBI “failed to preserve” texts between Peter Strzok & Lisa Page following the ’16 election. The time for a second special counsel is now,” tweeted the Ohio lawmaker.

Read More . . . .

1984 - "Ministry of Truth" set up by government

(Breitbart London)  -  British Prime Minister Theresa May is to agree to the creation of a “rapid response” government unit to fight perceived fake news, it has been reported.

The team will aim to identify and challenge stories they judge to be misleading or damaging, and will be based in the Cabinet Office, claims The Times.

According to Alex Aiken, executive director of the Government Communication Service (GCS), they aim “build a rapid response social media capability to deal quickly with disinformation and reclaim a fact-based public debate”.

In an article for PR Week, he listed the creation of the body as one of the challenges facing GCS.

“We are seeing changes in the way information is being processed and shared – a tech-savvy but disparate audience hungry for information and influenced by a small number of dominant opinion formers in the public eye,” he said.

The Cabinet Office was unable to provide details on the cost or staffing of its fake news unit on Friday evening, claiming it could not as nothing had been established yet.

A spokesman told The Times: “The government is committed to tackling false information and the Government Communications Service plays a crucial role in this.

“Digital communications are constantly evolving and we are looking at ways to meet the challenging media landscape by harnessing the power of new technology for good.”

Read More . . . .

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sunday Comics

Yet another government agency the GOP will not abolish.

Beavis in the Future

NSA destroys evidence of warrantless wiretapping

The American Police State
And no one ever goes to jail

---- Both parties openly rape the Bill of Rights and fully protect, fund and expand our new Secret Police.

(Politico)  -  The National Security Agency destroyed surveillance data it pledged to preserve in connection with pending lawsuits and apparently never took some of the steps it told a federal court it had taken to make sure the information wasn’t destroyed, according to recent court filings.

Word of the NSA’s foul-up is emerging just as Congress has extended for six years the legal authority the agency uses for much of its surveillance work conducted through U.S. internet providers and tech firms. President Donald Trump signed that measure into law Friday.

Since 2007, the NSA has been under court orders to preserve data about certain of its surveillance efforts that came under legal attack following disclosures that President George W. Bush ordered warrantless wiretapping of international communications after the 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. In addition, the agency has made a series of representations in court over the years about how it is complying with its duties.

However, the NSA told U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White in a filing on Thursday night and another little-noticed submission last year that the agency did not preserve the content of internet communications intercepted between 2001 and 2007 under the program Bush ordered. 

To make matters worse, backup tapes that might have mitigated the failure were erased in 2009, 2011 and 2016, the NSA said.

In the update Thursday, another NSA official said the data were deleted during a broad, housecleaning effort aimed at making space for incoming information.

Defiance of a court order can result in civil or criminal contempt charges, as well as sanctions against the party responsible. So far, no one involved appears to have asked White to impose any punishment or sanction on the NSA over the newly disclosed episodes, although the details of what happened are still emerging.

Read More . . . .

Crooked Comey to Teach "Ethics" at College

You Just Can't Make This Shit Up

  • The nation is doomed.  There is no morality in either of the Elite Oligarch Political Parties.  It is just a matter of time until the Elites give us some modern Caesar who will assume total power.  The Republic is Dead.  Long Live Caesar.

(The Hill)  -  Former FBI Director James Comey has landed a teaching gig at his alma mater, the College of William & Mary, and will join the ranks of the school’s teaching faculty this fall with a course on ethical leadership.
The Washington Post reports that Comey has accepted a nontenured position as an executive professor in education with the school, and will teach the course on ethical leadership in fall 2018, spring 2019 and summer 2019 semesters.
In a statement, the former FBI director said he was “thrilled” to have the chance to teach students.
“I am thrilled to have the chance to engage with William & Mary students about a vital topic — ethical leadership,” Comey said in a statement.

Read More . . . .

Corrupt Comey Busted Fixing Clinton Investigation

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Saturday Sultress - Raquel Welch

A Blast From The Past

Raquel Welch (born Jo Raquel Tejada; September 5, 1940) is an American actress and singer.
She first won attention for her role in Fantastic Voyage (1966), after which she won a contract with 20th Century Fox. They lent her contract to a British studio, for whom she made One Million Years B.C. (1966). She had only three lines in the film, yet images of her in the doe-skin bikini which she wore became best-selling posters that turned her into a celebrity sex symbol. She later starred in notable films including Bedazzled (1967), Bandolero! (1968), 100 Rifles (1969) and Myra Breckinridge (1970).

Welch's unique persona on film made her into an icon of the 1960s and 1970s. She carved out a place in movie history portraying strong female characters and breaking the mold of the submissive sex symbol. She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical or Comedy in 1974 for her performance in The Three Musketeers. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Television Film for her performance in the film Right to Die (1987). 

In 1995, Welch was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars in Film History". Playboy ranked Welch No. 3 on their "100 Sexiest Stars of the Twentieth Century" list. In 2011, Men's Health ranked her No. 2 in its "Hottest Women of All Time" list.

More . . . .