Hi there, !
Today Fri 08/16/2019 Thu 08/15/2019 Wed 08/14/2019 Tue 08/13/2019 Mon 08/12/2019 Sun 08/11/2019 Sat 08/10/2019 Archives
Rantburg
450595 articles and 1593747 comments are archived on Rantburg.

Today: 64 articles and 162 comments as of 8:51.
Post a news link    Post your own article   
Area: WoT Operations    WoT Background    Non-WoT    Opinion        Posting Order
North Macedonia police find 22 migrants packed into SUV
Today's Headlines
Headline Comments [Views]
Page 6: Politix
8 19:46 Phaick Uneretle6310 [327] 
1 04:31 Besoeker [284] 
2 08:13 Mullah Richard [198] 
0 [143] 
6 15:51 Seeking Cure For Ignorance [270] 
3 19:54 Silentbrick [228] 
5 09:55 JohnQC [242] 
11 23:56 ruprecht [346] 
4 12:52 Frank g [214] 
2 20:25 jpal [181] 
4 09:48 Woodrow [216] 
4 23:45 Varmint Splat1454 [261] 
4 12:14 charger [193] 
4 12:14 Lex [293] 
9 23:26 Alaska Paul [372] 
Page 1: WoT Operations
6 21:21 Dron66046 [538]
1 23:20 Dron66046 [228]
0 [238]
0 [198]
0 [140]
0 [145]
0 [128]
0 [215]
0 [165]
0 [236]
0 [198]
0 [176]
1 03:41 Dron66046 [208]
Page 2: WoT Background
5 23:23 gorb [300]
0 [161]
2 14:07 Besoeker [122]
2 07:07 AlanC [243]
1 04:16 Dron66046 [197]
0 [118]
0 [147]
0 [138]
0 [178]
0 [139]
0 [216]
0 [142]
0 [168]
2 14:47 Dron66046 [264]
0 [137]
1 03:21 Dron66046 [105]
0 [144]
14 12:52 magpie [394]
3 11:21 trailing wife [162]
Page 3: Non-WoT
0 [110]
1 10:39 trailing wife [138]
5 11:30 trailing wife [298]
11 16:26 Lex [375]
3 11:11 trailing wife [208]
4 18:29 Seeking Cure For Ignorance [275]
2 11:25 trailing wife [188]
1 21:01 charger [197]
3 07:41 AlanC [186]
2 21:12 Dron66046 [224]
1 09:54 3dc [180]
2 09:07 Dron66046 [314]
Page 4: Opinion
4 15:09 Dron66046 [340]
6 13:33 Beavis [343]
4 20:47 jpal [271]
7 23:56 gorb [479]
1 04:33 Dale [219]
-Lurid Crime Tales-
Epstein, guard took bribe from Turkish gold dealer, Wikileaks managed shares prison phone
[DailyMail] The security lapses at the jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself: How a guard took a bribe from a Turkish gold dealer and how a Wikileaks leaker managed to share new information from phones smuggled into his cell
  • Jeffrey Epstein was found alone and unresponsive in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan early Saturday

  • He was pronounced dead at New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan hospital

  • The billionaire pedophile's death has raised serious questions about the jail given it is hardly the first scandal

  • A prison guard, Victor Casado, pleaded guilty last year to taking $25,000 in cash bribes to smuggle cellphones, alcohol and food to a wealthy Turkish gold trader

  • Reza Zarrab,
    ...who first appeared on our radar in late 2013 as an incidental item while then-Prime Minister Erdogan raged against the detention of dozens of his top people in a graft probe he blamed on the perfidy of his BFF Fethullah Gulen...
    who was the trader involved, was in prison over a money laundering scheme to Iran and says someone also tried to assassinate him

  • A former CIA employee, Joshua Adam Schulte,
    ...the former CIA programmer arrested for having child porn, subsequently discovered to have shared information on government hacking tools to Wikileaks...
    is also accused of leaking classified files from a cell phone while he was locked up in the federal prison

Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide has brought new scrutiny to the federal jail in New York where he was being held given the previous security lapses at the facility that houses some of the highest-security inmates in the country. Epstein's death is hardly the first scandal at the MCC facility in Manhattan.

Last year, a prison guard at the jail, Victor Casado, pleaded guilty to taking more than $25,000 in cash bribes to smuggle cellphones, alcohol and food to a wealthy Turkish gold trader between 2016 and 2017. Reza Zarrab, who was the Turkish gold trader involved with bribing the guard, was in prison over a money laundering scheme to Iran.

He has previously testified in court that someone tried to assassinate him at the prison when he implemented Turkey's President Recep Tayip Erdogan in the scheme that would launder billions of dollars from the U.S. to Iran.

A former CIA employee, Joshua Adam Schulte, accused of leaking classified files while in prison. Schulte last year with stealing classified defense information from the CIA in 2016. He is believed to be behind the 'Vault 7' and 'Vault 8' documents released by WikiLeaks.

The 12-story jail had been designed to house 449 inmates when it opened in 1975. Today it holds more than 760.

Ron Kuby, who once represented a blind Egyptian sheik, lockup houses some of 'the highest-security prisoners on earth.'

He said that while suicide attempts among inmates are commonplace, 'it's been a long time since they lost somebody.'
Related: NYP - Meet Jeffrey Epstein’s gang of accused slave ‘recruiters’
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Post article does a pretty good job of explaining the actual mechanics of the Epstein empire.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/13/2019 4:31 Comments || Top||


A Dozen FBI Agents Raid Jeffrey Epstein's 'Pedophile Island'
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] They're just making sure the cleaners scrubbed all the evidence.

I seem to remember the Vegas shooter's house being left unsecured for an unusually long time, as well.

Gosh, it's almost as if they don't want to solve any crimes.

But that's crazy talk!

They're heroes, you know. Just ask them.

And I'm being kind in comparing them to the Keystone Kops.
Posted by: charger || 08/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Evidently 'Pedophile Island' has a higher priority than Benghazi.

The FBI only got there yesterday, three weeks after the attack killed the ambassador and after weeks of looting left the already burned compound a complete wreck, with little hope of decent intelligence gathering.

Link
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/13/2019 6:01 Comments || Top||

#2  It is the difference between waiting for the evidence to go away and needing to get your hands on the evidence before anyone else does.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/13/2019 6:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Possible Babylon Bee story:

FBI Director Christopher Wray refuses to respond to Khalid Shaikh Mohammed's request that his Bruno Magli shoes be returned.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/13/2019 7:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Looking for phone numbers.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/13/2019 8:04 Comments || Top||

#5  So the FBI, the agency deeply tainted by Russiagate and exonerating Hillary in Server/emailgate, is entrusted with investigating Sexgate possibly involving many powerful people, some of which are likely involved in Sexgate and Server/emailgate? Just asking.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/13/2019 9:55 Comments || Top||


Alec Baldwin Claims Russia Killed Jeffrey Epstein: ‘They're in Charge of Everything
[Breitbart] Actor Alec Baldwin claimed that financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was killed by the Russian state, which Baldwin said is now "in charge of everything" as a result of the Trump presidency.

Epstein, who was facing charges of child sex trafficking, was found dead in his cell on Saturday at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. The timing of his death, as well as the fact that he had been taken off suicide watch, has fanned multiple conspiracies about whether he was murdered in order to prevent him from ever revealing damaging information on powerful people and politicians.

The Saturday Night Live star added fuel to fire over those conspiracies by arguing Epstein was murdered by the Kremlin.

"The Russians killed Epstein," Alec Baldwin said on Sunday, "They’re in charge of everything now."
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [346 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ... poisoning our precious bodily fluids, tozhe
Posted by: Lex || 08/13/2019 0:08 Comments || Top||

#2  They really are so stupid that they'd think Russia would have a reason to kill him.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 08/13/2019 1:08 Comments || Top||

#3  hung from his bed post using a bed sheet per the NYPost

Posted by: lord garth || 08/13/2019 1:36 Comments || Top||

#4  The Daily Mail has more on how the bedsheet hanging was accomplished, lord garth. See Rantburg article here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/13/2019 2:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Killing someone that could have a lot of hollyweird types in jail? Russia.

Trump? Russia.

Global warming? Russia.

Bad breath? Russia.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/13/2019 8:49 Comments || Top||

#6  I go by Occam's Razor on this. It doesn't appear like anyone physically 'helped' him do the bedsheet trick.

Doesn't mean that he wasn't 'encouraged' to do so by those who could make his life unbearable should he continue on this mortal plain.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/13/2019 10:57 Comments || Top||

#7  Or 'mortal plane', depending who you listen to.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/13/2019 10:59 Comments || Top||

#8  The Saturday Night Live star

Que? I thought his claim to fame was the only sore tooth in the Red October lineup of stars.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/13/2019 11:05 Comments || Top||

#9  Well, if Baldwin says so, I guess that settles it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/13/2019 11:29 Comments || Top||

#10  Ooops. I almost forgot.

/sarc
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/13/2019 11:30 Comments || Top||

#11  Do the voices go silent at night or does Alec hear them all the time now?
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/13/2019 23:56 Comments || Top||


Jeffrey Epstein was taken off suicide watch at his lawyers’ request
[NYPOST] Millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Want Some Candy, Little Girl? Epstein
...A high class pimp financier who was alleged to maintain a stable of underage whores sex slaves who were paid big bucks to entertain the rich and/or famous. He is a registered sex offender and made att least 17 out-of-court settlements with former members of his stable, with some cases still ongoing. 2011 court docs reveal that 21 email addresses and phone numbers for Bill Clinton and an aide were found in Epstein's electronic black book, and that Clinton frequently flew with Epstein on his private plane between 2002 to 2005. But really, they were probably just discussing finance or politix or something. While getting massaged. Then things got serious, Jeff was tossed in the slammer in New York and then he killed himself. Really. That's what happened...
, who apparently killed himself while in federal custody in Manhattan, was taken off suicide watch in late July at the request of his attorneys, according to a report.

The disgraced money manager was found unresponsive in his single-inmate cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center early Saturday and was declared dead at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.

Epstein had been meeting with his attorneys for up to 12 hours a day before they requested that he be taken off suicide watch, sources familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal.

He was found hanging by his neck about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, a source has told The Post.

Epstein was taken off suicide watch ‐ which required a check every 15 minutes ‐ despite a July 23 incident in which he was found with injuries to his neck.

He had been downgraded to "special observation status," which required two guards to make separate checks on him every 30 minutes, but that procedure was not followed, a source has told Rooters.

Related from the Daily Mail: Jeffrey Epstein was 'found hanging in his jail cell using a bed sheet tied to the top bunk bed'

Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Even if that's true, such a request isn't usually a good enough reason to take somebody off suicide watch.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 08/13/2019 12:23 Comments || Top||

#2  In my opinion, the Clintons got another one.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 08/13/2019 12:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Was Epstein aware of the request?
Posted by: gorb || 08/13/2019 23:35 Comments || Top||

#4  I say suicide. He never once spoke. Not once during, after his arrest, or while in jail. And he now made sure he never will.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 08/13/2019 23:45 Comments || Top||


Barr rips ‘prancing punks’ who doused cops with water
[NYPOST] Attorney General Bill Barr on Monday denounced the "prancing punks" who doused NYPD cops with water during a speech in which he condemned those who disrespect cops.

"We were all nauseated by the spectacle of prancing punks pelting New York coppers with water and plastic buckets. Unfortunately, these were not isolated events. From 2014 through 2017, there has been a 20 percent increase in assaults against police, up to about 60,000 per year," Barr said at the National Fraternal Order of Police’s conference in New Orleans.

Several people have been busted in the Big Apple this summer for dousing cops with water.

Barr then praised coppers for the job they do.

"To my mind, there is no more noble profession than serving as a police officer. You put your own life and well-being on the line to protect your communities," the nation’s top law enforcement official said.

"Your families spend anxious nights, so we can sleep in peace. You never know what your day may bring ‐ what uncertainty, danger, or threat you might face. But you still get up, put on your uniform and badge, kiss your loved ones, and head out to face whatever risks might come your way."

Police officers, he added, were "fighting an unrelenting, never-ending fight against criminal predators in our society. While there are battles won and lost each day, there is never a final resolution ‐ a final victory is never in sight."
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Police should go on strike. There are consequences for this Mayor de Baliso sanctioned behavior of the public toward the very people that protect them.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 08/13/2019 1:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes. Police should go on strike and call for DeBlasio's resignation.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/13/2019 4:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Yes, the mayor, the press and the leftist public in NYC (any many other places too) will call the police a "threat to public safety" right up to the moment they walk out. Then the strike will be called a "threat to public safety..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/13/2019 6:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Attorney General Bill Barr on Monday denounced the "prancing punks" who doused NYPD cops with water during a speech in which he condemned those who disrespect cops.

Even the cops who cover for the left and guard tranny story hour at the public library, and who herd rightist dissenters into left wing mobs?


Like the cops in Berkeley, and San Jose and Portland and the Virginia State Police?

Don't you have any actual work to do, AG Barr?
Posted by: charger || 08/13/2019 12:14 Comments || Top||


Jeffrey Epstein kept ‘meticulously detailed’ diaries which could come back to haunt his powerful pals
[THESUN.CO.UK] Jeffrey Want Some Candy, Little Girl? Epstein
...A high class pimp financier who was alleged to maintain a stable of underage whores sex slaves who were paid big bucks to entertain the rich and/or famous. He is a registered sex offender and made att least 17 out-of-court settlements with former members of his stable, with some cases still ongoing. 2011 court docs reveal that 21 email addresses and phone numbers for Bill Clinton and an aide were found in Epstein's electronic black book, and that Clinton frequently flew with Epstein on his private plane between 2002 to 2005. But really, they were probably just discussing finance or politix or something. While getting massaged. Then things got serious, Jeff was tossed in the slammer in New York and then he killed himself. Really. That's what happened...
kept "meticulously detailed" diaries of his friendships which could come back to haunt his powerful pals, reports claim.
Anybody gonna be surprised when they're "lost?"
The billionaire paedo, who died from an apparent suicide on Saturday, was once friends with Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton
...former Democratic president of the U.S. Bill was the second U.S. president to be impeached, the first to deny that oral sex was sex, the first to have difficulty with the definition of the word is...
and Donald Trump
...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons......
He is understood to have kept a secret diary detailing his friendships with the rich and famous as an "insurance policy", according to the Mirror.

Former financier Epstein, 66, is believed to have killed himself in jail - days after being taken off suicide watch.

His death came hours after a Manhattan court released a 1,200-page dossier detailing lurid abuse allegations against him.

The explosive papers also named some of the world’s elite leaders and politicians.

They were unsealed in a legal tangle between Brit socialite Ghislaine Maxwell ‐ Epstein’s ex-lover ‐ and Virginia Giuffre.

Ms Giuffre has alleged that she was procured by "madame" Maxwell, 57, the daughter of disgraced tycoon Robert Maxwell, as a teenage "sex slave" for Epstein.

In previous court claims, she alleged she had sex Prince Andrew when she was a teen.

Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Now here's something blockchain would be great for...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/13/2019 6:05 Comments || Top||

#2  The g-men are probably busy right now, forensics turned forgers hastily faking a diary with innocuous details so that the original one can be destroyed. The entirety of the deepState was in on Epstein's game. If the Clintons were involved, you can bet that everyone in the bureau brass to the DoJ knew and hid the fact.

Such antics and goings on are perks of the power they wield, or so goes the rationale in most bureaucrat and politician minds.

If there was a troublesome aspect to any of this enterprise, it was only the blackmail. If the DoJ came to be consolidated by Trumpers, and actionable, unassailable evidence ever fell into their hands, that was it for 2020. So, they saw a chance, starting with Acosta. When he resigned, they pressed on. Tried for the Mar-a-Lago angle, failed. After that, the machine took over. They decided to off him before he made another deal or maybe he uttered something to his watchers in the block.

After a decade of somnolence over the sexual exploitation of young girls, there arose a sudden urgency to arrest and try Epstein just now. Why ? And then to see him killed without any closure for victims or the public.

So far no one has seen any evidence, any discovered photos, anything... it's all just words. We just have to make do with the fact that a very bad man met his end.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/13/2019 10:34 Comments || Top||

#3  What dron said.
For g-d's sake, the man actually installed cameras throughout his playpens and then catalogued and labeled and carefully stored in his personal safes who knows how many videos of powerful wealthy people romping with underage girls.

This is fact. Blackmail is what this man did for a living.

Epstein even said so last week, directly and unashamedly, in a one on one meeting with the financial journalist James B. Stewart of the New York Times.

When, if ever, will law enforcement review and announce to the public the identities of the victims of this man's decades-long, tireless, systematic blackmail efforts?
Posted by: Lex || 08/13/2019 12:11 Comments || Top||

#4  The Day Jeffrey Epstein Told Me He Had Dirt on Powerful People, by Pulitzer Prize winner ("Den of Thieves," about Milken, Boesky and the 1980s Wall Street insider traders) James B. Stewart
Posted by: Lex || 08/13/2019 12:14 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
VIDEO: CNN's Cuomo Threatens to Beat Up,Throw Trump Supporter Down Flight of Stairs
In a YouTube video released on Monday by "independent media journalist" with the title "That's the Point with Brandon," CNN's Prime Time host Chris Cuomo can be seen threatening to throw a reported "Trump supporter" down some stairs. The incident appeared to be designed to get a rise out of Cuomo, but the CNN host completely blew up at a minor slight.

All told, Cuomo used the "F-word" roughly 25 times.

Before the video started rolling, the unidentified man apparently called Cuomo by the name "Fredo." The name was a stinging nickname stemming from the disgraced Fredo Corleone character in The Godfather film.
Disgrace, fitting
Over the years, it's been a favorite jab at him from people on the right. But according to Cuomo, it was an ethnic slur on par with the "N-word"

MAN 1: What? What are you going to do about it?

CUOMO: I’ll fucking ruin your shit. I’ll fucking throw you down these stairs like a fucking punk.
Little desperate there, Crissy
Posted by: Glavique Thrailing2094 || 08/13/2019 09:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [327 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Liberal bully threatens violence when he doesn't know he's on camera - typical Mafia/Antifa tactic.
Posted by: jpal || 08/13/2019 11:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Assault is the threat, Battery is consummation of the threat.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/13/2019 11:55 Comments || Top||

#3  OMG, it would be my dream for a CNN bitch too threaten me. I would love too beat the ever living shit out of them with either bare hands or whatever i could find.
Posted by: chris || 08/13/2019 13:51 Comments || Top||


#5  Good find Beavis. So now we know he's always accepted his role as junior brother of the family.
Posted by: jpal || 08/13/2019 14:45 Comments || Top||

#6  Trump mocks CNN’s Chris Cuomo over viral video: ‘I thought Chris was Fredo also’

Then there is Hannity, turtle boy. While the president mocked Cuomo over the confrontation, others have defended him. Fox News’ Sean Hannity tweeted that Cuomo has “zero to apologize for.”

Okie Dokie.

Personally I'm sorry to say but I would have hit him in the nuts with a banjo. Twice to make sure I hit his one testicle.

Posted by: Woodrow || 08/13/2019 16:47 Comments || Top||

#7  Fettuccine al Fredo, mamma mia!

Posted by: jpal || 08/13/2019 19:36 Comments || Top||

#8  CNN is bad, regarding #6 Sean Hannity, sometimes you cannot tell the difference between CNN and Faux. Late this afternoon the talking heads were showing Hong Kong protesters beating the crap out of a riot police officer, showing that part of the video repeatedly.

What Faux failed to show was the police officer rushing the protesters and the protestors falling back, except for one little girl who was looking down at her cell phone not noticing the officer, who took her down to the floor hard. Protesters rushed back in to knock him off the top of her and proceeded to put him in a corner. That is when Faux news picks up the video.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 08/13/2019 19:46 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
New Puerto Rico governor suspends contract to rebuild power grid
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Puerto Rico’s new governor has announced that she is suspending a pending $450,000 contract that is part of the program to rebuild and strengthen the island’s power grid, which was wrecked by Hurricane Maria.

Sunday’s announcement is one of Wanda Vázquez’s first moves as governor. She did not explain why she was suspending the deal.

Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority had been expected to sign the contract with Canadian consulting firm Stantec. A Stantec official did not immediately respond to a message asking for comment.

It is unclear whether Vázquez’s move will delay efforts to bolster the power grid, which remains fragile and is prone to outages.

Vázquez became Puerto Rico’s third governor in a week following popular protests, and anger is still simmering over government corruption and mismanagement.

Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Pushing the Graft Reset Button™
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/13/2019 8:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Stantec is a good energy distribution consulting firm, so I'm kind of in agreement with you MM.

She probably wants to hire a 'local'.

Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/13/2019 8:13 Comments || Top||


US: New rules to deny green cards to many legal immigrants
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Trump administration announced on Monday it is moving forward with one of its most aggressive steps yet to restrict legal immigration: Denying green cards to many migrants colonists who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance.

Federal law already requires those seeking to become permanent residents or gain legal status to prove they will not be a burden to the US - a "public charge," in government speak -but the new rules detail a broader range of programs that could disqualify them.

It’s part of a dramatic overhaul of the nation’s immigration system that the administration has been working to put in place, despite legal pushback.

While most attention has focused on President Donald Trump
...His ancestors didn't own any slaves...
’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration, including recent raids in Mississippi and the continued separation of migrant parents from their children, the new rules target people who entered the United States legally and are seeking permanent status.

Trump is trying to move the US toward a system that focuses on immigrants colonists’ skills instead of emphasizing the reunification of families.

Under the new rules, US Citizenship and Immigration Services will now weigh whether applicants have received public assistance along with other factors such as education, income and health to determine whether to grant legal status.

The rules will take effect in mid-October. They don’t apply to US citizens, though immigrants colonists related to the citizens may be subject to them.

Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services, said the rule change will ensure those who come to the country don’t become a burden, though they pay taxes.

"We want to see people coming to this country who are self-sufficient," Cuccinelli said. "That’s a core principle of the American dream. It’s deeply embedded in our history, and particularly our history related to legal immigration."

Moslem colonists Migrants make up a small percentage of those who get public benefits. In fact, many are ineligible for such benefits because of their immigration status.

Immigrant rights groups strongly criticized the changes, warning the rules would scare immigrants colonists away from asking for needed help. And they voiced concern the rules give officials too much authority to decide whether someone is likely to need public assistance in the future.

Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Posted by: Dino Protector of the Nebraskans7894 || 08/13/2019 5:35 Comments || Top||

#2  This one gets into the particulars. The game here is forcing the Left off the narrative that immigrants are not welfare cases. Forcing them to defend the 'redistribution' of citizens extracted taxes to support people who weren't here to begin with.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/13/2019 6:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Incoming nationwide injunction in 3....2.....1.....Oh look, another black robed tyrant.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 08/13/2019 19:54 Comments || Top||


Liz Warren Vows to Tax Gun Owners Back to the Stone Age with Radical Anti-Second Amendment Agenda
Because THIS will win back the blue collar workers that Hillary lost!
[PJMedia] "The power to tax is the power to destroy."

-John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court


U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential contender Liz Warren wants to tax us gun owners back to the Stone Age, as a part of her radical gun control agenda, revealed this weekend.

If elected, Warren promises to raise taxes on firearms and ammo purchases by 30% and 50%, respectively. That's on top of her plan for federal licensing for gun ownership -- presumably with a federal database of who owns what -- expanded background checks, and a renewed ban on "assault-style" weapons.

Warren revealed her plans at the Gun Safety Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, an event organized by Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety. She also posted on Medium:

"The next President has a moral obligation to use whatever executive authority she has to address the gun crisis, but it is obvious that executive action is not enough. Durable reform requires legislation ‐ but right now legislation is impossible. Why? A virulent mix of corruption and abuse of power."

What's she saying here? That she intends to go after the NRA and other lobby groups' "stranglehold on Congress" with new anti-corruption legislation. "Anti-corruption" in this case means "using the law to silence dissent." Because you can't gut the Second Amendment without gutting the First -- and vice-versa. Imagine the howls, under the first Republican president following a Liz administration, when progressive groups learn that Warren has neutered their First Amendment rights, too.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [372 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Remember, a vote for a democrat is an act of treason.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 08/13/2019 0:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Wish Trump would vow to end government subsidies to the Ivy Leagues.
Posted by: Dino Protector of the Nebraskans7894 || 08/13/2019 5:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Gee, it took the 24th Amendment to stop the Donk practice of the poll tax. That is taxing something that is a enumerated right. They still haven't stopped the game.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/13/2019 7:02 Comments || Top||

#4  I oftentimes say the Progressive left if they ruled the world in the beginnings of humankind we would still live in caves.
Posted by: Dale || 08/13/2019 9:35 Comments || Top||

#5  ...or in charge of the Sahara, they'd run out of sand.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/13/2019 9:50 Comments || Top||

#6  Not that they didn't try, Dale. The progressive left were the bleached bones lying around dinosaur playpens.☺
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/13/2019 9:52 Comments || Top||

#7  Imagine the howls, under the first Republican president following a Liz administration, when progressive groups learn that Warren has neutered their First Amendment rights, too.

Unfortunately, this sort of thing never actually happens, which is why the left no longer takes such threats seriously -- and is willing to go all out to push their agenda.
Posted by: charger || 08/13/2019 12:10 Comments || Top||

#8  The far left doesn't want gun control: they want fire superiority. Taking guns away from the normals is just a stepping stone.
Posted by: Matt || 08/13/2019 13:41 Comments || Top||

#9  Bugs Bunny quote; “Of course you know, this means war.”
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 08/13/2019 23:26 Comments || Top||


Europe
French ministers seek probe into local links with Epstein
[IsraelTimes] Two French government ministers are calling for an investigation into the alleged child sex trafficker Jeffrey Want Some Candy, Little Girl? Epstein
...A high class pimp financier who was alleged to maintain a stable of underage whores sex slaves who were paid big bucks to entertain the rich and/or famous. He is a registered sex offender and made att least 17 out-of-court settlements with former members of his stable, with some cases still ongoing. 2011 court docs reveal that 21 email addresses and phone numbers for Bill Clinton and an aide were found in Epstein's electronic black book, and that Clinton frequently flew with Epstein on his private plane between 2002 to 2005. But really, they were probably just discussing finance or politix or something. While getting massaged. Then things got serious, Jeff was tossed in the slammer in New York and then he killed himself. Really. That's what happened...
, saying a US inquiry had exposed links between the disgraced financier and La Belle France.

Epstein, whose suicide in jail over the weekend has outraged his alleged victims, owned an apartment in Gay Paree and had been in the city just before his arrest in New York last month.

"The American investigation has turned up links with La Belle France," Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa says in a joint statement with French child welfare minister Adrien Taquet.

The ministers do not provide any details of the alleged La Belle France links.

Epstein, 66, was accused of raping and sexually exploiting dozens of maiden of tender yearss for years, and of also providing teenage victims for friends and acquaintances.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under:


Home Front: Politix
Bernie Sanders staffers manhandle press at Iowa State Fair
[WashingtonExaminer] DES MOINES, Iowa ‐ A campaign staffer for Bernie Sanders was screamed at by a local photojournalist who was repeatedly shoved following the Vermont senator's remarks at the Iowa State Fair.

The confrontation erupted after members of the campaign relentlessly pushed the local journalists to make room for Sanders as he made his way to various attractions at the fair on Sunday.

The press pool erupted in chaos as Sanders left the campaign event, which was hosted by the Des Moines Register.

"Do not put your hands on me. You keep pushing me," the female photographer yelled at the staffer.

Another journalist asked if a different female reporter was okay after she was pushed by Sanders' campaign workers many times.

Security for the event, as well as members of Sanders' campaign, repeatedly grabbed and shoved members of the press. One staffer for the Des Moines Register pushed a gate into a reporter for the Washington Examiner after telling him that "not all press" would be allowed to follow Sanders around.

In the press office, numerous journalists complained about what they saw as appalling treatment of the press.

Following the scuffle, Sanders went on to buy (ya right) and consume a corn dog from a local vendor.
I tried to find video...
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [270 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  "Excuse me. You have so many corn dogs. You must give one to ME !"



"Did you see the way I did that ? Lickspittle capitalists..."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/13/2019 3:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Security was so much easier during Bernie's honeymoon in the Soviet Union.
Posted by: Dino Protector of the Nebraskans7894 || 08/13/2019 5:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Why do I have such a hard time deciding who to vote for here, Bernie or the Press???

Hmmmmmmm, decisions decisions, maybe I'll just make more pop corn...........or scotch and water....
Posted by: AlanC || 08/13/2019 7:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Do they womenhandle the press in the Grope Biden campaign?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/13/2019 9:48 Comments || Top||

#5  Communists have always hated the press.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 08/13/2019 12:21 Comments || Top||

#6  The press apparently hate the press also.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 08/13/2019 15:51 Comments || Top||


Ilhan Omar Falsely Claims That 'White Men' Are Greater Threat Than Jihadis
[PJMEDIA] The famously winsome and charming Rep. Ilhan Omar
...Somali-American Dem representative from Minnesota. She is apparently married to her brother and may be her own grandmaw on her mother's side...
(D-Minn.), in a 2018 interview that recently resurfaced, fed the fires of the "white supremacist terror" hysteria when she asserted that "our country [no, not Somalia] should be more fearful of white men across our country because they are actually causing most of the deaths within this country." She also offered a ready solution: "Profiling, monitoring, and creating policies to fight the radicalization of white men." Amid a general clamor on the Left over "white supremacist terrorism," this is even crazier than most claims, as commonplace as it is. But the reality is that the idea that there is a massive terror threat from "white supremacists," dwarfing the jihad threat, isn’t remotely true.

As I noted back in November 2018 when CNN’s intrepid journalist Don Lemon made the same claim, it originated with an April 2017 Government Accountability Office (GAO) study that counted 106 people killed in 62 attacks by "far-right violent krazed killers," as compared to 119 people killed in 23 attacks by "radical Islamist violent krazed killers."

That’s right: 62 attacks by "far-right violent krazed killers," as opposed to only 23 attacks by "radical Islamist violent krazed killers." A slightly larger number of people were killed in the jihad attacks, but there were so many more "far-right" attacks that this establishes conclusively that America has a much bigger problem with the "far-right" than with jihadis. Doesn’t it?

It doesn’t. One major problem with the Government Accountability Office study leaps out from page 6 of its report, where you will see that the count of fatalities committed by "far right wing krazed killers" and "radical Islamist krazed killers" begins on September 12, 2001. Why was that day chosen? Why not start the study at the beginning of a year, or of this century?

The answer is clear: if the GAO had gone back one more day, the number of Americans killed by Islamic jihadists would have been several thousand more than those killed by "far-right violent krazed killers." The GAO obviously started its study on September 12, 2001, in order to manipulate the results so as to exaggerate the terror threat from the "far-right" and minimize it from Islamic jihadis. This is a "study" that was conducted in order to justify a predetermined conclusion, not a genuinely dispassionate search for the truth.
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under:

#1  a lot of jihadis are white

Islam is not a race.
Posted by: lord garth || 08/13/2019 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Zero push back from DNC. They are telegraphing what they will do when they eventually win back the WH.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 08/13/2019 0:18 Comments || Top||

#3  If only Trump and Putin were as good friends as they say, we could have watched her waste away mouthing somali obscenities, within weeks.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/13/2019 4:23 Comments || Top||

#4  So there you go, Somali pIslamics are in fact racist.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/13/2019 9:48 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Studies Prove Google Is Swinging 2020 AGAINST Trump, Biased Against Conservatives
[YouTube] A new study from Allsides, a non-partisan media bias checking organization, shows that nearly all of the top stories from Google on recent major news are from left wing sources, not even centrist.

Dr. Robert Epstein has been warning for years that Google and big tech will swing elections and choose who wins, whether on purpose or not. In 2013 Washington Post reported on the study, in 2015 WIRED Reported on the results showing it can and will happen. Recently Dr. Epstein recently testified in front of Ted Cruz saying that at minimum Google generated 2.6 Million votes for Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.

There is now ample evidence that whether intentional or not Google and other big tech platforms are biased against conservatives and to a lesser extent moderates and that this will swing elections in the future. The search tends to generate left wing news outlets and news in favor of far left and social justice narratives while censoring those who speak out against establishment politics.

Yet even after leaked emails, former employees blowing the whistle, and now studies backing this up the left and far left still insist that there is no evidence of the bias against conservatives.

So let me say definitively, big tech and Google are biased against conservatives. Whether its an unintentional or intentional bias is irrelevant. The impact is obvious and the results are clear.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...meanwhile aiding the Chinese to shut down the people of Hong Kong.

I'd beat someplace in all those federal statutes, there is something to execute against them to include suspension of trade on the stock exchange.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/13/2019 11:58 Comments || Top||

#2  ...er bet
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/13/2019 11:59 Comments || Top||

#3  It shall not help them. Life always wins over piddly tech.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/13/2019 12:02 Comments || Top||

#4  Consider their biased efforts against Trump, the GOP, and conservatives as "in-kind" contributions to the Dems and hit so with campaign violations
Posted by: Frank g || 08/13/2019 12:52 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
‘We’re all in the closet’: Trump’s Hamptons supporters go underground
[NYPost] The Democrats will be shocked at the result on election day, convinced they know nobody who would vote for the orange man.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You're gonna need a bigger closet
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 08/13/2019 12:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Afraid to wear my MAGA hat lest some old Indian dude commence banging his tambourine in my face.
Posted by: jpal || 08/13/2019 20:25 Comments || Top||



Who's in the News
31[untagged]
7Islamic State
5Commies
4Taliban
3Govt of Iran
2Houthis
2Govt of Pakistain Proxies
2Sublime Porte
2Arab Spring
1Moslem Colonists
1Hamas
1Govt of Pakistan
1Govt of Saudi Arabia
1Govt of Sudan
1Govt of Iran Proxies

Bookmark
E-Mail Me

The Classics
The O Club
Rantburg Store
The Bloids
The Never-ending Story
Thugburg
Gulf War I
The Way We Were
Bio

Merry-Go-Blog
Hair Through the Ages










On Sale now!


A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
Click here for more information

Meet the Mods
In no particular order...
Steve White
Seafarious
Pappy
lotp
Scooter McGruder
john frum
tu3031
badanov
sherry
ryuge
GolfBravoUSMC
Bright Pebbles
trailing wife
Gloria
Fred
Besoeker
Glenmore
Frank G
3dc
Skidmark
Alaska Paul

Two weeks of WOT
Tue 2019-08-13
  North Macedonia police find 22 migrants packed into SUV
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
Wed 2019-07-31
  Breaking : Hamza Bin Laden Dead.
Tue 2019-07-30
  Accused 9/11 mastermind open to role in victims' lawsuit if not executed

Better than the average link...



Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
3.234.250.24
Paypal:
WoT Operations (13)    WoT Background (19)    Non-WoT (12)    Opinion (5)    (0)