"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

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

GOP "Shock" Over FISA is Just More Lies and Hot Air

GOP Bullshit and Lies

  • Republicans parade in front of TV cameras saying are "shocked" at unconstitutional FISA spying on Trump while at the same time voting to renew unconstitutional FISA spying on all Americans.

By Gary;

It never ceases to amaze me the size of the balls on the corrupt liars in the Republican Party.

These creeps will go on interview shows pretending to care about the horrible misuse of the FISA courts while protecting the very unconstitutional spying they claim to be worried about.

Liars. Every damned one of them.

We are rapidly goosestepping to an American Police State with the full backing of Democrats and Republicans.

Many articles have pointed out that the FISA "courts" are simply rubber stamps for the new Secret Police. Thousands of phony warrants are automatically generated by these Secret Courts, and many are for spying on millions and millions of people at one time.

One memo noted that the FBI requested 48,642 national security letters, which require Internet and telecommunications companies to turn over information on their customers, and are typically accompanied by a gag order that prevents the companies from disclosing that the FBI has requested the data, oftentimes without any time limits.

For reasons of their own both parties are openly pissing on the Constitution.  Your freedoms so dearly bought with blood and death have no meaning to these hacks.

The GOP FISA "outrage" is as phony as a $3 bill.

The Republican controlled Congress has not only approved unconstitutional spying, but they have been the ones to deliberately hold the endless Russia hearings to destroy Trump and his supporters.

Republicans may not be Marxists like the Democrats, but they sure don't believe in the freedoms granted in our Constitution.

"I am shocked, shocked to find unconstitutional spying is going on here."
 Republicans claiming to be "shocked" about FISA are God Damned Fucking Liars. Both parties fully fund, protect and expand unconstitutional spying by the NSA and other groups.

The GOP-Dem Pillow Fight
Both phony parties hold pretend pillow fights for the TV cameras, but it largely boils down that little really changes.
For example, ever since the Reagan amnesty the GOP and Dems have worked together to make sure the borders stay wide open.  The Dems want more voters and Republicans cheap labor. Neither party gives a crap about American citizens.

Christian students 'attacked with MACHETES for refusing to recite Koran'

Chop Chop

Kenya  (Express)  -  Around 35 students were left injured after being stabbed, beaten or hacked with machetes at a school in Nairobi when a brawl started over Christian pupils refusing to recite sections of the Koran, it is claimed.
Jamhuri High School in the Kenyan capital had to be closed down for five days after the huge brawl broke out.
Tensions were said to have been high at the 1,400-pupil school for weeks after pupils of both religions claimed they were being discriminated against.
The boarding school came under fire for designating separate bathrooms and sections of the library for the two faiths, Morning Star News reported.
After a number of Muslim students tried to force Christian boys to recite the Koran, an enormous brawl broke out.
Youngsters were attacked with crude weapons including machetes, clubs and rocks as the violence raged.
A witness told the paper: "Some Muslim students forcefully tried to induct Christian students into their Islam faith, and those who refused were knifed, while others were physically beaten.
"The knives and machetes used are alleged to have come from outside the school."
Up to 35 students of both religions were left wounded, with seven treated for stab wounds.
Jamhuri High School Principal Fred Awuor also needed hospital treatment after he was hurt in the chaotic scenes.
Authorities temporarily shut the school down following the January 23 fight.
They are now investigating how the weapons were smuggled into the school building.
Kenya is mostly Christian but has a large Islamic population. 
Violence between the faiths is rare and the country is seen as being relatively free of religious tensions.
However, it has suffered repeated deadly attacks from Somali Islamist extremists.
And just last week a cathedral in the northern Kenya town of Marsabit was attacked by Muslims following violent demonstrations.
Three people were killed in the fighting, sparked over the arrest of a Muslim teacher.
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Another Week, Another Trump Nominee Confirmed To The Courts

The Look of the Courts is Changing

(Daily Caller)  -  The Senate confirmed Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday, the federal appeals court based in St. Louis, Mo.
Despite opposition from key Democratic lawmakers, Stras was confirmed on a 56-42 vote.
Stras clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court and taught at the University of Minnesota Law School before his elevation to the state supreme court in 2010. Stras appeared on Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees during the 2016 presidential campaign, and is widely considered a serious contender for an appointment to the high court during a Republican administration.
He received a well-qualified rating from the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Judiciary, which returns assessments on all judicial nominees.
He is the grandson of two Holocaust survivors.
Though Stras secured support from several Democrats, former Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken opposed his nomination. Informal Senate convention gives something of a veto to senators representing states where judicial vacancies occur. Though the rule has not been consistently enforced, as a general matter the Senate Judiciary Committee will not schedule a confirmation hearing until the two senators from the state where the relevant vacancy occurs submit a report or “blue slip” to the committee chairman.
As Stras was tapped for one of the 8th Circuit’s Minnesota seats, Franken’s obstruction could have stalled the nomination, but Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa elected to proceed with a hearing anyway. Franken later resigned in disgrace after several women accused him of sexual misconduct.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, claimed Stras’ confirmation was the first time in decades that a circuit court nominee was confirmed over the objections of home state senators.
“Circumventing this tradition threatens the constitutional duties of every senator, weakening our ability to represent our unique states,” she said. “The Senate needs to protect its ‘advise and consent’ role. Otherwise, this body will be nothing more than a rubber stamp.”
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Scumbag lawyers say coffee causes cancer

Everything Will Kill Us

  • But California says if we just pay corrupt lawyers millions of dollars then all will be right with the universe.

(AP/WCMH) — A judge in California will soon decide whether coffee should carry warnings stating that it contains chemicals known to the state to cause cancer.
A long-running lawsuit that claims Starbucks and about 90 other companies, including grocery stores and retail shops, failed to follow a state law requiring warning signs about hazardous chemicals found everywhere from household products to workplaces to the environment.
At the center of the dispute is acrylamide, a carcinogen found in cooked foods such as French fries that is also a natural byproduct of the coffee roasting process. The coffee industry has acknowledged the presence of the chemical but asserts it is at harmless levels and is outweighed by benefits from drinking coffee.
A verdict in favor of the little-known Council for Education and Research on Toxics could send a jolt through the industry with astronomical penalties possible and it could wake up a lot of consumers, though it’s unclear what effect it would have on coffee-drinking habits.
The lawyer taking on Big Coffee said the larger goal is to motivate the industry to remove the chemical from coffee, which would also benefit his own three-cup-a-day fix.
“I’m addicted — like two-thirds of the population,” attorney Raphael Metzger said. “I would like the industry to get acrylamide out of the coffee so my addiction doesn’t force me to ingest it.”
Under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, passed by voters as Proposition 65 in 1986, private citizens, advocacy groups and attorneys can sue on behalf of the state and collect a portion of civil penalties.
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It's official: Coffee is good for you, according to new research

Dozens of studies have shown the striking health benefits of coffee. Regardless, many in the general public continue to believe coffee consumption is something to cut back on, not something that has positive implications for those struggling with liver disease, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease, among others.
"There's over 19,000 studies done on coffee and health. And it's very well-researched," Andrew Salisbury, Atlanta resident and founder of Purity Organic Coffee, told the AJC. "There's just a huge disconnect between what science knows about coffee and what the general public knows."
While traditional coffee sellers and producers focus primarily on taste, Salisbury founded Purity with health benefits as the main priority.
Health is "the only driver" for decisions made throughout the production process of Purity coffee, Salisbury explained. 
After his wife experienced some health issues three years ago, and self-medicated with coffee, Salisbury began researching coffee for himself. He was blown away by the scientific research demonstrating its positive effects. With the goal of getting the information out, he began researching to see how the health benefits could be maximized and promoted.  Read More . . .

‘Murderers & rapists’: Farmers ‘sent death threats by vegan activists’

Farmers are being terrorized by rogue vegans who are sending death threats, calling them “murderers and rapists” and telling them to “go die in a hole,” they say. Animal rights groups have denied using extreme tactics.
Trainee farmer in Northumberland Alison Waugh says farmers across the UK are being threatened. “You’ve got people storming the meat mart, spraying graffiti… that’s when individuals feel threatened and that’s when it’s not OK,” she told the BBC. “When you’re being called murderers and rapists, that’s overstepping the mark.  
“[It] is quite ironic from people that want peace for animals, but then they tell you, ‘I hope you and your family go die in a hole for what you do.’”
 “cannot sleep at night” because activist groups have turned up at their farms or at slaughterhouses in the night.
Confrontation between animal farmers and activists groups appears to be on the rise. In 2017 the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers met with the National Counter Terrorism Police Operations Centre to discuss how to respond to the ‘Save Movement’ – an animal rights group that says it has a non-violent approach to campaigning.
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Communists Bar Pro-Democracy Election Candidate

Agnes Chow, a Demosisto candidate who was barred from forthcoming elections to Hong Kong's Legislative Council (LegCo), addresses a crowd on Jan. 28, 2018.

Crushing Freedom Since 1917

(Radio Free Asia)  -  Hong Kong authorities have banned a key member of the pro-democracy party Demosisto, which was formed by the leaders of the 2014 Occupy Central movement, from standing in a forthcoming by-election to the city’s legislature, sparking outrage among the pan-democratic camp and some legal analysts.

A group of senior lawyers, all of whom are members of the city government’s Chief Executive Election Committee said that the refusal of Agnes Chow’s candidacy for forthcoming elections to the Legislative Council (LegCo) had infringed her fundamental rights, and was a matter of “deep regret and concern.”

The bar on Chow is significant, because it sets a precedent for direct influence on the selection of Hong Kong election candidates according to Beijing’s wishes, casting serious doubts on promises of “a high degree of autonomy” made to the former British colony before the 1997 handover to Chinese rule.

The move prompted thousands of people to gather outside government headquarters late on Sunday in protest at the decision by the Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC) to disqualify Chow, 21, a prominent member of the Demosistō party, from the March by-election.

The EAC told Chow that her candidacy for the Hong Kong Island constituency election was rejected because her party supports self-determination for Hong Kong, local media reported.

Some 2,000 protesters gathered in Civic Square, chanting slogans and carrying placards that read “Hongkong people want Plan A,” in a reference to the fully democratic elections that were denied to the city by Beijing, sparking the Occupy Central movement.

“No disqualification! No to rule by officials!” they shouted.

“I support electoral freedom for Hong Kong,” a protester surnamed Dong told RFA. “Everyone should have the right to stand for elections, and shouldn’t be able to have that right taken from them by any government.”

“This is a very serious situation; a crisis,” she said. Chow described the decision against her as the political liquidation of a whole generation.

“This decision to disqualify me is tantamount to permanently removing the rights of not just me but many other people in Hong Kong to take part in politics,” Chow said. “From now on, the government is saying that the people of Hong Kong will no longer be allowed to vote according to their wishes.”

“Beijing and the Hong Kong government have, politically speaking, wiped out an entire generation,” she said. “It is clear that the government wants to obliterate us.”

The Hong Kong government has backed the EAC’s decision, saying that anyone wishing to run for LegCo must obey the city’s mini-constitution, the Basic Law.

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Abortions to be offered at public schools

You Cannot Be A Good Democrat Unless You Want to Kill Babies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California would be the first state to require public universities to offer medication abortion under legislation approved in the state Senate Monday, a bill that if signed into law would mark a vast expansion of a service that’s rare on college campuses.
None of the 34 University of California or California State University campuses currently offer abortion services at their health centers, instead referring students to outside providers. A group of private donors, some of them anonymous, plan to pay for up to $20 million in startup costs, including ultrasound equipment and training for both medical and billing staff.
The bill, SB320, still needs Assembly approval.
It would require all university campuses to offer the service by 2022, assuming the donors come through with the money. Medication abortion can be administered up to 10 weeks into a pregnancy.
“I firmly believe that all students should be able to decide what to do with their own bodies and when to factor a family into their life,” said Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, the bill’s author. “After all, women do not lose the constitutional right to end a pregnancy simply because they are a college student.”
One medication is administered in the clinic and a patient is given a second drug to take later at home. The medications induce bleeding similar to a miscarriage, according to legislative records.
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Monday, January 29, 2018

"Porn and Terrorism" is created by Hollywood says Pakistan

Makes You Proud to Be an American
Another Shithole Country Attacks The U.S.

  • The Islamist assholes in Pakistan who persecute Christians and Hindus and support the Taliban dare to claim Hollywood is the problem.

Pakistan once again denied accusations that it harbors jihadists, this time shifting the blame towards Hollywood, saying America’s movie maker is “the biggest hub of pornography and terrorism,” reports Dawn.
Islamabad’s strict High Court (IHC) declared, “The biggest hub of pornography and terrorism is Hollywood and Los Angeles. Hollywood plays a central role in inciting of crimes, and then our madrassas (seminaries) are blamed.”
IHC Justice Siddiqui indicated that “a bulk of the blame for the global proliferation of pornographic content and terrorism lies with Hollywood—the metonymic moniker of American cinema,” notes Dawn.
The Pentagon has long accused Pakistan of serving as a sanctuary for terrorists who are killing and injuring American troops in neighboring Afghanistan, a charge that Islamabad denies.
Nevertheless, U.S. President Donald Trump has ramped up pressure on Pakistan to stop supporting terrorists, suspending up to $1.9 billion in aid until Islamabad takes decisive action against the groups.
The Question Islamist Have Asked
Themselves for Centuries

From The Maltese Falcon to Beauty and the Beast, I'll take the wonders of Hollywood and American culture over that of Islamist oppressors any day of the week.

In response, Islamabad has threatened to cut ties with the United States and has pledged to push the Afghan Taliban and Haqqani Network from their safe havens in Pakistan back into Afghanistan where they can engage in the political process.
“All video games for children are based on crimes. How planes are hijacked and how to commit murders—everything is taught comprehensively,” said the IHC judge, alluding to the questionable notion that video game violence allegedly induces promote aggression and crimes in real life.
The accusations against Hollywood came after the IHC, which holds disdain towards American movies and videos as venues to promote violence and pornography, mandated Islamabad to submit an assessment of action the country can take to stop the spread of pornography within its borders.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has reportedly censured more than 200 websites and 22,210 web pages.
Besides just targeting the dissemination of pornography in Pakistan, Dawn notes:
The Ministry of Information Technology also submitted in the court a draft of its proposed changes to the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (Peca), 2016, aimed at bringing blasphemy and pornography within the ambit of cybercrime laws.
In recent months, Pakistan has been trying to use its controversial anti-blasphemy law, which is used mainly to punish religious minority groups like Christians, to target those who allegedly insult to God, Islam or religious leaders online, particularly on social media.
Pakistan’s penal code recommends either life imprisonment or death for any convicted blasphemer.
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Freedom of Speech Rejected by Conservatives

British Nazis and their leader Sir Oswald Mosley

It's Back To The Future

  • In World War II the Conservative Party fought Nazi oppression. Now they embrace the suppression of free speech.

The Conservative British government has rejected a petition calling for a Free Speech Act and an end to laws against so-called ‘hate speech’.
“For several years now the government has been infringing people’s most basic rights to speak freely on matters, by deeming their speech ‘offensive’ or ‘hateful. and declaring that such speech, even online, warrants being fined or jailed,” the petition suggests.
“We demand the legal right to Free Speech, in an Act which will bring an end to the ludicrous notion that ‘hate speech’ and ‘offensive speech’ deserves people be imprisoned or charged … Ideas must be fought with other ideas, not with force.”
The petition system in the United Kingdom allows citizens to have petitions published on a parliament.uk website, subject to certain conditions. The Government is supposed to respond to petitions which pass 10,000 signatures, and the Backbench Business Committee is supposed to “consider” petitions which pass 100,000 signatures for a parliamentary debate.
The Home Office, led by Amber Rudd MP, responded on behalf of Prime Minister Theresa May’s administration as the Free Speech petition reached around 16,000 signatures — rejecting it out of hand.

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Psycho Kamala Harris Compares US Treatment of Muslims to Holocaust Victims

Liberalism is a Mental Disorder

  • Muslims want to destroy Israel and kill the Jews. Those few rational people out there still able to THINK call this genocide. But Leftists call you the bigot for opposing Muslim terrorism, genocide and immigration.

(Gateway Pundit)  -  The global community chose January 27 to commemorate the tragedy of the Holocaust during the Second World War.

At least six million Jews were murdered during World War II by the German Nazi regime.

This year on Holocaust Memorial Day a California Democrat compared US treatment of Muslims to the Jewish Holocaust.

Kamala Harris tweeted: On #HolocaustMemorialDay, Trump restricted refugees from Muslim-majority countries. Make no mistake — this is a Muslim ban.

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sunday Comics

3 Tom Hanks Movies | Robot Chicken

The People's Cube: Blocked by the Department of Defense

The Government-Media Complex
Censorship is growing no matter which 
party controls Congress or the White House

By Oleg Atbashian

It's now the Cube vs. the Pentagon.

Our reader, who is a U.S. Army officer, has sent us the above screenshot showing that The People's Cube has been blocked by the DoD Enterprise-Level Protection System due to "hate and racism" - a blatantly false label applied by someone on the government payroll, whose salary comes out of our taxes.

When I lived in the Soviet Union, my speech was expected to be blocked as politically unreliable and not aligned with the government's collectivist, socialist agenda. Such was the default setting and there was nothing I could do about it. At the time I assumed that if I were to move to the United States, I'd be free to speak without censorship. Imagine my surprise when I found that many in this country, including on the government level, were motivated by the same collectivist, socialist agenda I had escaped from.

Dismayed at the sight of this happening in a free country, I began to satirize the left's absurd and crooked schemes again, this time in English, and launched the People's Cube. This site has become an outlet not just for me, but for thousands of like-minded Americans and contributors from around the world, who opposed socialism and collectivism in general.

Shortly after the Cube was launched, the "open-minded" proponents of socialism began to use misrepresentations and lies in order to block our content. Starting with the Google purge in 2006, we've been blacklisted, shadow-banned, suspended, down-ranked, and otherwise hindered by the prog-warriors inside what has since become collectively known as Googlefacebooktwitter. We've been purged from Wikipedia. 

We've had our products removed from online stores in Zazzle, SpreadShirt, and CafePress. We've been slandered by Snopes. PolitiFact put us on their list of fake news sites. We've been denied ad revenue due to organized complaints to ad providers from invisible leftist operatives. And, finally, my wife's contributions to the People's Cube have led to a forced resignation from her job.

If it weren't for all this blackballing, our traffic and popularity could have generated enough income for us to focus solely on running and improving the site, instead of doing unrelated work to make ends meet.

Technically, since all those malefactors were private companies, they were within their right to censor any content, even though one could question the legality of their monopolistic use of public space to impose ideological filters and thus skew the national discourse leftward. And yet, the classic definition of censorship has always been about the government silencing a citizen's free expression.

So when the Department of Defense, a powerful government organization, blocks our content under a false and partisan pretense, it means that we have arrived. 

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Facebook is blocking links and shares coming from the Cube

(People's Cube)  -  Just yesterday I read a story by John Hawkins, How Conservatives Are Being Destroyed by Facebook, Twitter and Google Without Even Realizing It, where he announced that he'd been forced to shut down his Right Wing News website and explained that in today's social media environment, a conservative's chances to get a political website off the ground are infinitesimal. 

And this morning, all of a sudden, I received several emails and FB notifications that Facebook wasn't allowing users to post or share the People's Cube links. 

Different people, posting different links throughout the day, received this standard response: "We removed this post because it looks like spam and doesn't follow our Community Standards." The user has an option to contest this assumption; then the post is reviewed and usually permitted. Not everyone has the time or patience for this, although some of our readers have obliged and sent me the screenshots.

At some point in the past Facebook had also started to limit the number of shares on our posts, explaining it by a new proportional algorithm. As a result, our traffic had dropped significantly. And now this. 

We are being filtered out of existence. 

One could say, "forget FacebookGoogleTwitter, we shouldn't have to rely on them anyway!" In an ideal world, absolutely. But in this world, it's like saying "we don't need Amtrak to take a train to another city" because Amtrak has replaced all other intercity train operators. 

I'm now writing an article with the working title, "Why and how we must confront and subdue FacebookGoogleTwitter." I'll keep you posted. Below are the promised screenshots. Please describe your own experiences with this.

These came from two different comrades. The first one is the blocking alert and the second one is a comrade's explanation why we should not be blocked.

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We are becoming what we fought against

Man beaten by mob for ‘turning human into a goat’

Speaking of Shithole Countries
Not all cultures are created equal

A Nigerian man was lucky to escape with his life after being viciously attacked by an angry mob who accused him of turning a person into a goat in the Nigerian state of Rivers, local media reports.
The bizarre incident allegedly took place in Rukpoku, less than 20 kilometers north of the city of Port Harcourt in southern Nigeria, according to the Daily Post.
A 36-year-old man was seen being followed around by a black goat, which somehow raised suspicions among locals who accused him of Voodooism. They reportedly suspected him of using magic to transform a human into the animal which was now chasing him.
The Nigerian newspaper report that the mob then attacked the man, beating him until he lost consciousness. The beating could have been even more severe if not for the intervention of security forces who broke up the altercation.
The victim, the goat and two members of the mob were taken to Rumuokoro police station where the man told his side of the story.
“I was strolling out of my compound only to realize that my goat was following. Usually it follows me whenever I am going out because I used to buy biscuit for it, but this time I didn’t want it to follow me so I decided to run and try to dodge it. The goat’s name is Remember,” he said.
“I was surprised that people thought I changed a human being into a goat. How is that possible?”
Previous reports in the Nigerian press and blogosphere cited confused witnesses, who alleged the entire group was working together and turned a woman into a goat for some kind of ritual. A senior police official confirmed to the Post’s correspondent that an investigation is underway and that authorities are determined to crack the case.
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