"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

Friday, January 24, 2020

Friday Femmes with Firearms

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

California restaurants implement 1% climate change surcharge

(Fox)  -  Prepare to pay a little more for your next meal in California — but only if you want to.

Some restaurants in the state have implemented an optional 1 percent surcharge onto customers’ bills this month as part of an ongoing effort to fight climate change.

The extra money will fund Restore California, a collective of restaurants, farmers and diners managed by nonprofit Zero Foodprint.

The new group provides funding to food growers needed to create healthy soil and foster a renewable and efficient food system, according to its mission statement.

Restore California shifts “acres of farmland from extractive to renewable practices” in the same way utility companies improve the grid by funding renewable energy projects,” Karen Leibowitz, executive director of Zero Foodprint, said in a press release.

And the group thinks its program could quickly raise $10 million. Estimates suggest a 1 percent surcharge in California's near-$100 billion restaurant industry could tally up the funds in year one.

The Golden Gate Restaurant Association has already implemented the surcharge, per SFGATE, and restaurants Atelier Crenn, Benu and Chez Panisse have opted in.

Customers, so far, have lukewarm reactions: “You’re kidding right?” one Twitter user wrote. “Not like California is already the highest taxed state in the country,” another complained. California's sales tax is 7.25 percent.

Mission Chinese Food in San Francisco told Mother Jones that it decided to drop the fee after too many diners complained, opting to donate directly to Restore California instead.

Fox Business. . . .

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Federal Court Secretly Ordering Takedown Of Anti-Vaccine Websites

Freedom is Vanishing By The Day

(Natural News)  -  Take note, all independent media publishers and vaccine skeptics: A Natural News investigation has discovered the existence of a “secret court” in America which is run by the vaccine industry and is currently issuing takedown orders to tech companies and hosting infrastructure companies to cause targeted disruptions (sabotage) of independent media websites that question any official vaccine narrative.
Natural News has learned that these secret court orders are hidden inside sealed, terminated court cases which are being laundered through the federal bankruptcy courts but have nothing to do with bankruptcies. They are hidden from public view and assigned a secret code that indicates their real purpose; to disrupt and sabotage the independent media by ordering tech companies to remove websites, de-platform channels or disrupt indy media operations.
The secret court orders are packaged as “Temporary Restraining Orders” demanding “Preliminary Injunction” actions to hosting companies. They are being shotgunned out to ensnare independent publishers who have nothing at all to do with the court cases under which the secret orders are being hidden. In effect, the vaccine deep state, as we call it, has hijacked and weaponized the federal courts to escalate censorship operations to a whole new level.
Natural News has learned that dozens of independent publishers are being hit with these TROs and that the secret orders preclude hosting companies from alerting their own clients to the nature of the sabotage.
We now live in a tyrannical police state where any website can be sabotaged, disrupted or taken down by a secret court order that is fabricated out of thin air, with absolutely no legal justification whatsoever.
Natural News will be bringing you more details in the days ahead.

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“Rise of the Pod People” - US Housing Affordability Crisis

People are renting bunk beds in a communal home for $1,200 a month. Not a bedroom. A bed.  More . . .

Pod People - The Future Of Housing In America's 'Sharing' Economy

(Zero Hedge)  -  The U.S. is facing an affordable housing crisis as the Federal Reserve continues to inflate home prices with easy money that is far outpacing wages.

Homes in 74% of the country, mostly the large metro areas, are unaffordable for the average worker. At least three-quarters of millennials will never own home as they’re drowning in student debt, auto loans, and credit card debt.

Renting has also become too costly for many in large metro areas like San Francisco. Millennials have already moved into campers and tent cities to escape rising rents, but there could be a new solution called “pod living.”

For about $1,000 to $1,375, a millennial could rent a 50 sq. Ft. pod per month in downtown San Francisco’s Mission District, reported SFGate.

As of right now, developer Chris Elsey of Elsey Partners in Manhattan, Kansas, is planning to build two apartment buildings in the Mission District that will house tiny apartments and 88 pods.

“The contentious part is these below-grade sleeping pods,” said Elsey. “When you’re building something, the plans have to be approved by the Planning Department and the Building Department. These below-grade sleeping pods meet the building codes, but there’s this perception from the Planning Department that it’s not something any human being should be exposed to or allowed to do.”

SFGate reached out to San Francisco’s Department of Building about the project, who responded by saying: “At this point, we have not received any permit applications for the project. Until a developer applies for a building permit and submits building plans for DBI review, we are not in a position to say whether the proposed project will comply with San Francisco’s Building Code.”

Elsey’s plan is to transform 401 S. Van Ness and 1500 15th St. into an eight-floor building with 161 200 sq. Ft. units. Then in the basement area, 88 pods will be housed, stacked up like a college dormitory.

Elsey said pod life would have strict rules, including no pod sex and or pod parties.

He said the purpose of the pods are to give millennials a chance to live in a hip part of town for an affordable price, even if that means a 50 sq. Ft. space for about $1,000 per month.

“We’re trying to build the most affordable market-rate living arrangement,” said Elsey. “That’s been our main objective.”

He added: “We’re trying to utilize this below-grade space that has traditionally been used for accessory uses such as bike parking. What’s more important, beds or bikes? I guess it’s up to everybody’s opinion, but my opinion is there’s an incredible housing shortage in San Francisco.”

Elsey is not the first to develop pods for broke millennials – we noted last summer that PodShare had bunk beds for rent in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Newswars . . .

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

1984 - Two Months in Prison for Thought Crime

1984 Thought Crime

(Infowars)  -  French intellectual Renaud Camus has been given a 2 month suspended prison sentence for saying that mass immigration into Europe represents an “invasion.”
Camus will only avoid jail by paying 1800 euros to two “anti-racist” organizations, SOS Racisme and the LICRA (International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism).
The writer, who is the author of Le Grand Remplacement (The Great Replacement), was charged with “public incitement to hate or violence on the basis of origin, ethnicity, nationality, race or religion.”
The conviction stems from a November 2017 speech in Colombey-les-deux Eglises to the National Council of European Resistance in which Camus declared, “Immigration has become an invasion.”
“The irreversible colonization is demographic colonization, by the replacement of the population,” said the author, adding, “The ethnic substitution, the great replacement, is the most important event in the history of our nation since it has existed; as with other people, if the story continues, it will not be that of France.”
Camus also called for a “national consensus of resistance” to oppose Islamization in “the struggle for the salvation of our common civilization, Celtic, Slavic, Germanic, Greek-Latin, Judeo-Christian.”
The part of Camus’ speech that specifically garnered the attention of judges was when he talked about European people being replaced.
Camus said mass immigration “is the substitution, the tendency to substitute everything with its emulator, normalized, standardized, interchangeable: The original with its copy, the authentic with its imitation, the true with the false, the mothers with surrogate mothers, the culture with free time and entertainment.”
France suffers Islamic terror attacks on such a routine basis that it’s barely even an important news story anymore. Many of those terrorists are radicalized by mosques that escape any police scrutiny, but Camus must be punished for his crime of opinion.
And there you have it. Free speech is now a crime in France.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Iraq Looks to Russia, China, Ukraine For Air Defense Options

The Iraq War Was a Total Waste

  • The two real reasons for the Iraq War:  1) to re-elect Bush in 2004 and 2) to eliminate a long time Russian ally in the Middle East.
  • Well all the U.S. blood and treasure was totally wasted. As the Iraq War fades we see Iraq move right back as a friend of Russia.

(CNS News) – A senior Iraqi lawmaker announced on Monday that the Iraqi government is exploring buying Russian, Chinese, or Ukrainian air defense systems, possibly in exchange for Iraqi oil shipments.
The remarks come amid signs that Iraq is considering acquiring a sophisticated Russian air defense system, following the Trump administration’s lethal airstrike in Baghdad early this month against Iranian Qods Force commander Qassem Soleimani.
Badr al-Ziyadi, a member of the Iraqi parliament’s security and defense committee, told the As Sabah newspaper that Iraq plans on sending delegations to Russia, China and Ukraine to inquire about purchasing advanced air defense systems.
“The delegations intend to visit such countries as Russia, China and Ukraine, to negotiate the purchase of modern systems to protect Iraq’s airspace,” he said. “The Iraqi parliament is right now forming a joint executive and legislative delegation to visit the developed countries and sign contracts on procuring advanced weapons.”
Ziyadi said Iraq could potentially pay for the weapons systems with oil shipments instead of cash.
“Many nations indicated [their] readiness to ship modern weapons to Iraq in exchange for oil,” he said. “This is the best way to ensure the shipment of good weapons to Iraq without corruption and bribery.”
Muhammad Ridha, head of the parliamentary defense and security committee, told the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti last week that Baghdad had recently restarted discussions with Moscow about potentially acquiring the Russian S-300 air defense system.
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Black 2nd Amendment supporters ignored by corrupt media

Corruptus in Extremis

The corrupt multi-national media machine pushed the phony "White Supremacist" story line for the Virginia 2nd Amendment rally.

All you need to know
about the corrupt media

Monday, January 20, 2020

"Migrants" rush border and fight with Mexican troops

Military police guard the border between Guatemala and Mexico on Saturday. Guatemalan authorities say around 4,000 people have arrived in the country in the last few days, the biggest surge since Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador signed accords with the United States that increase pressure on them to deal with migrants

A story you will NOT see on the corporate controlled TV news

(Daily Mail)  -  Migrants clashed with Mexican troops on a bridge at the Guatemalan border on Saturday, as hundreds of guards also lined the banks of the river to prevent further crossings there.   
Thousands of Central American migrants tried to push their way across a bridge spanning the Suchiate River between Mexico and Guatemala. 
Honduran migrants waved their country's flag and sang the national anthem as they approached the bridge. At the height of the confrontation, Guatemalan authorities estimated 2,500 migrants were on the bridge, or attempting to get on it. 
Scuffles briefly broke out as a group of several hundred mostly Honduran migrants pressed forward to cross, only to be pushed back by security forces.
Scores of people who entered Guatemala from Honduras in recent days have been arriving at the Mexican border, with the bulk of them still advancing in a larger caravan, testing the resolve of Mexico to heed US demands to contain migrant flows. 

Hundreds of guardsmen lined the river to prevent migrants from crossing into Mexico clandestinely. The voice on the loudspeaker warned, over and over, that those aiming to transit through Mexico may not be granted asylum in the U.S., even if they make it there. 
Amid shoves, Mexican officials did allow a few migrants to enter the country in groups of 20, while a voice over a loudspeaker warned migrants against trying to slip into Mexico without passing through immigration filters. 
Mexico again finds itself in the role of immigration enforcer as Central Americans desperate for a better life try to make their way north, while Mexico's biggest trade partner - the United States -insists that Mexico prevent those migrants from reaching the U.S. border. 
President Donald Trump has threatened to hurt Mexico and Central American countries economically if they allow large groups to reach the United States border, and the latest exodus from Honduras has been accompanied by US border agents.
On Friday, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador offered 4,000 jobs to members of the caravan in an attempt to dissuade them from traveling on to the United States. 
Guatemalan authorities say around 4,000 people have arrived in the country in the last few days, the biggest surge since Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador signed accords with the United States that increase pressure on them to deal with migrants.
After waiting on a bridge at the Guatemalan border town of Tecun Uman, some migrants began pushing and shoving before being driven back by Mexican security officials, who shut the border crossing and sought to calm the group. 
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Television footage from the morning showed a group of migrants jostling and clashing with members of Mexico's National Guard on the bridge separating Guatemala from Mexico

A migrant climbs the fence at the border crossing between Guatemala and Mexico in Tecun Uman, Guatemala on Saturday

Mexican security officials closed the border at the crossing between Tecun Uman, Guatemala and Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sunday Comics

The Onion Week in Review

Biden Blames White Men for ‘Gender Pay Gap’

More Anti-White Racism
It is fascinating to watch White Leftists spew Anti-White Racism in an attempt to get votes from White Leftists

(Gateway Pundit)  -  Joe Biden complained about white men are the reason for a “gender pay gap,” seemingly projecting as he personally paid female staffers less than men during his 36 years in senate.

Biden made the claims during an interview with the New York Times editorial board released on Friday.

“All white guys are just basically, they don’t give a damn about women. They don’t care about equal pay,” Biden said. “The people that don’t like equal pay are at the top of the heap. I don’t like the idea that you’re going to get paid as much as a man doing your job.”

The absurdity was noticed by the Washington Free Beacon who were quick to point out that “women working in Biden’s Senate office earned as little as 44 percent of what male employees made. Over the course of Biden’s 36 years in the Senate, women on average earned just 67 cents for each dollar earned by men.”

The former Vice President also claimed that he does not consider himself a “wealthy American” because of his “middle class” background. He stated that in “neighborhoods I come from” equal pay means “you can put four new tires on the car. … It means you can replace your water heater. It means you can send your kid back to that community college.”

The Free Beacon also caught Biden on this, noting that “Biden himself was at the ‘top of the heap’ as a senator. His 1973 freshman Senate salary of $42,500 equates to $256,370.77 in 2019 dollars. Biden paid women just 68 cents for each dollar earned by men in 1973, and continued to pay women less than their male counterparts during the entirety of his 36 years in the Senate, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found.”

The Gateway Pundit.com