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-Lurid Crime Tales-
‘Fast and Furious' Report a Reminder of Deliberately Unresolved Accountability
[Ammoland.com] "Fast and Furious victims speak out for first time in decade, demand justice," One America News Network reported Monday. "A lingering scandal from the Obama-era has resurfaced regarding the sale of guns to Mexican cartels."

Getting the word out and keeping this story alive is essential. With few exceptions, the major media didn’t want to touch it when it was breaking, with most either ignoring it or spinning it in such a way to minimize its significance, protect favored politicians and use it to further advance the narrative that it was ultimately the fault of "lax American gun laws."

That said, as one of the investigative writers uncovering evidence and reporting on "gunwalking" before that media had written a word, I do have some critiques in the interest of accuracy and perspective. Those of us who believe there are still many facts yet to be uncovered and people to hold accountable have a special obligation to get it right. That’s because getting it wrong allows those who want the story to go away to dismiss it as partisan politics, or worse, as "conspiracy theory," with all that implies.

My first bone to pick is the claim that this is the first time the subjects have spoken out in more than a decade. AmmoLand Shooting Sports News readers have been presented with dozens of stories featuring Kent Terry, brother of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. This is the site that reported on then-candidate Donald Trump promising he would get to the bottom of things, and readers here have received numerous updates on the Freedom of Information Act request and lawsuit necessitated by continued government stonewalling and evasiveness in which Terry and I are plaintiffs.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/12/2019 05:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Remember the 2017 Congressional baseball shooting incident...? The MSM is airbrushing that event as well...
Posted by: magpie || 08/12/2019 11:18 Comments || Top||

Former MCC Inmate: ‘There's No Way That Man [Epstein] Could Have Killed Himself'
[Red State] A former inmate who had been incarcerated for several months in the same part of the Metropolitan Correctional Center as Jeffrey Epstein spoke to New York Post reporters Brad Hamilton and Bruce Golding on Saturday. This area, called the 9 South special housing unit, was reserved for "high-profile prisoners awaiting trial."

To be sure, we will hear more than a few conspiracy theories surrounding Epstein’s death in the coming weeks, but I thought I would share this man’s story because he had once been an "insider."

This man, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, does not believe Epstein killed himself. And, in his own words, he explains his reasons below:

"There’s no way that man could have killed himself. I’ve done too much time in those units. It’s an impossibility.

Between the floor and the ceiling is like eight or nine feet. There’s no way for you to connect to anything.

You have sheets, but they’re paper level, not strong enough. He was 200 pounds ‐ it would never happen.

When you’re on suicide watch (see note below), they put you in this white smock, a straight jacket. They know a person cannot be injurious to themselves.

The clothing they give you is a jump-in uniform. Everything is a dark brown color.

Could he have done it from the bed? No sir. There’s a steel frame, but you can’t move it. There’s no light fixture. There’s no bars.

They don’t give you enough in there that could successfully create an instrument of death. You want to write a letter, they give you rubber pens and maybe once a week a piece of paper.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/12/2019 01:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I’m less inclined to suspect people who have already been named and more inclined to suspect government agencies who benefitted from his stock in trade — blackmail.

~ Petrushka | Legal Insurrection, August 10, 2019 at 9:37 pm
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/12/2019 5:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Normally after such an event, we would get pictures and details on how he is supposed to have done it. Why are we getting nothing?
Posted by: BernardZ || 08/12/2019 6:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Bruce, Christopher and I are monitoring all of this very closely. You're coming through 5x5. What is it you wish to know BZ ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/12/2019 8:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Petrushka nailed it. The girls are a sideshow. Epstein was a blackmailer. We need to see those videos of his to know whom he was blackmailing.

It has to be someone in a position to divert hundreds of millions to him, someone with connections to the DOJ and FBI, probably also to the Clinton Foundation.
Posted by: Lex || 08/12/2019 9:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Markers:
- net worth of at least $100 million
- repeat donor (or bundler) to both the Clinton Foundation and New York Democratic politicians
- connected by one or two degrees to the former Bear Stearns firm's top execs during the 1980s and 1990s, when Epstein mysteriously emerged from obscurity
- frequent traveler to either the Caribbean or New Mexico or both places
- very sophisticated in the world of offshore banking, large-scale money transferring, tax evasion structures.

All of the above criteria, if applied, would probably narrow the field of suspects down to a few dozen super-wealthy Wall Street or Manhattan-based men in their 70s or 80s.

Shouldn't be too hard to find Epstein's marks.
Posted by: Lex || 08/12/2019 9:47 Comments || Top||

#6  The girls are a sideshow.

The girls were bait.
Posted by: Snavimble Thaimp5783 || 08/12/2019 9:59 Comments || Top||

#7  Blackmail makes about zero practical sense. People don't get to be billionaires, millionaires, or even got-enough-aires by being soft and most of them take it rather amiss when somebody wants to forcibly take something from them. Perhaps not all of his play mates, but certainly no small number would have taken him for a 1 way ocean trip at the first suggestion.
Posted by: Cesare || 08/12/2019 10:01 Comments || Top||

#8  He had videocams all over every one of his playrooms. Court docs attest that his safes were / are full of homemade videos, in many cases labeled painstakingly with details, dates, etc.

He has access to hundreds of millions in cash flow, yet he has no company, no real profession. His "hedge fund manager" ruse was a complete joke: no trading desk ever did any dbusiness with him, he had no trading strategies to speak of. You can't manage a billion dollars without doing lots of big trades with known counterparties. Not possible.

The man was obviously blackmailing super-wealthy people with those homemade videotapes.
Posted by: Lex || 08/12/2019 10:20 Comments || Top||

#9  The young ladies who brought suit against Epstein and named names are at risk; particularly if they might be or are under federal protection.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/12/2019 12:37 Comments || Top||

#10  Wife just flew through Hong Kong and off to other parts of Asia. Everywhere the TVs and people are jabbering about how the USA is the most corrupt empire in the history of the planet!


It likely time for Madam DeFarge?
Posted by: 3dc || 08/12/2019 12:47 Comments || Top||

#11  I wonder how long before the women suing and talking are gonna start having "accidents".
Posted by: chris || 08/12/2019 13:22 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary Explains Why Trump Will Win In 2020.
[Chicks on the Right] Some highlights:

"Great politicians, great leaders, great CEOs are phenomenal entertainers. Going back to the days of Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and Bismarck, they used to hold council at night, have big dinner parties or sit around the fire with their men and tell stories. They would tell stories of great defeats, great battles, great loves, and that would spread through the troops...and it would capture the hearts and minds of the people. Donald Trump is exactly that. He is a great entertainer."

"I have never in my life seen an economy like this. This is even better than the ’60s. It is phenomenal. And I think [it’s] primarily because of deregulation, not tax reform. My companies in California, in Texas, in Florida, in Illinois...have been set free."

When he gives examples of some of that de-regulation? It just makes you realize how DUMB so many of the regulations government puts in place ARE. Holy crap.

"The chance he doesn’t get a second term is zero," he said, about Trump’s re-election campaign. "And I’ll tell you why. I don’t recall in modern times when going into a second term at full employment, the incumbent of any party has ever lost their mandate ever."

He also talks about Trump’s style, and how to so many Americans it’s off-putting, but explains also why it doesn’t matter when it comes to him getting re-elected. And the discussion about socialism’s rise in popularity is FASCINATING. I love that O’Leary talks about he himself was a socialist in his youth.

And the story about how Trump played Canada in the trade war with China? OMG. You gotta listen to that at the 25.25 mark.

Anyway, the whole thing is worth your time.

Posted by: Besoeker || 08/12/2019 05:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He likely won't lose an honest election.
Posted by: charger || 08/12/2019 20:00 Comments || Top||

Trevor Louden - Behind the Push for Open Borders (opens to video)
[Epoch Times] "This is an orchestrated, communist assault on America to destroy America's borders, to create confusion in America, to overwhelm the system politically." ‐Trevor Loudon, communism expert

Link to author's blog site
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Link no work, B.

His YouTube video is clear, incisive, comprehensive. Perhaps the best summary yet of how the Democrats turned 180 degrees from being intelligent and zero-tolerance in illegal immigration in the mid-1990s to supporting amnesty, open borders and "sanctuary" madness today.

Why haven't we heard of Trevor Louden before?
Posted by: Lex || 08/12/2019 9:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Link fixed. Order of operations matters. ;-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/12/2019 13:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Trevor Louden's KeyWiki site. The Thugburg of socialists and faux communists.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/12/2019 14:01 Comments || Top||

The Kashmir challenge
[DAWN] YET another intifada is on the cards in India-held Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder the refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
(IHK), which many believe would have a far-reaching impact on the geopolitical landscape of the region. While the international community is still assessing the probable responses by India and Pakistain, non-state actors are also closely monitoring the situation and exploring the spaces to exploit.

The Indian revocation of the special status of occupied Jammu & Kashmir has shut down almost all prospects for it to resolve the issue through dialogue, either with the Kashmiri leadership or with Pakistain. One wonders if India did not have any alternatives other than what it has already demonstrated in the form of strict security measures, communication blackouts, and draconian administrative measures to run the affairs of J&K.
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Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  Here's yer precious intifad ! It's inti-fucked !

Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/12/2019 3:53 Comments || Top||

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Mon 2019-08-12
  UAE-backed forces expel Saudi-backed troops from Yemeni Presidential Palace
Sun 2019-08-11
  Southern Transitional Council stages an attempted coup, says Yemeni government
Sat 2019-08-10
  Jeffrey Epstein dead in Arkancide
Fri 2019-08-09
  US slaps Hezbollah financier with 5-year prison sentence, $50m. fine
Thu 2019-08-08
  Clashes erupt between Indian, Pakistani forces in Kashmir
Wed 2019-08-07
  Algeria: court issues arrest warrant on Khaled Nezzar, ex-General accused of alleged mass killings in the 1990s
Tue 2019-08-06
  Benghazi flight to Mitiga Tripoli survives rocket attack while landing
Mon 2019-08-05
  Indian Kashmir Dissolved.
Sun 2019-08-04
  Special Forces arrest Taliban fighter disguised in women’s dress
Sat 2019-08-03
  6000 protest at Gaza border, rioters hurl explosive devices toward IDF troops
Fri 2019-08-02
  TTP warns against playing music, women going out alone in Miramshah
Thu 2019-08-01
  Iran slashes four zeroes from rial currency over inflation
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