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▪List Of Military Elite Purged And Fired Under Obama, Compiled By General Paul Vallely▪

Here is the list of our military elite who have been purged or fired under Obama…..

(((LONG/HUGE LIST)))

Notable…MSM and other pol's never said a peep.

•General James Mattis-U.S. Marines Chief of CentCom (May 2013)

…and there's 196 others!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/jhaines6.wordpress.com/2014/11/14/list-of-military-elite-purged-and-fired-under-obama-compiled-by-general-paul-vallely-3-17-14/amp/
 

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BREAKING: POLITICIAN INVOLVED IN HELICOPTER CRASH

Puebla, Mexico, governor Martha Alonso, who only just took office 10 days ago, was reportedly on board a helicopter that has crashed, according to the Mirror

Her condition, along with the condition of her husband, the former governor, isn’t currently known. We will update this page as more information is known.

https://newsbreakinglive.com/2018/12/24/breaking-politician-involved-in-helicopter-crash/
 

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‘Shine a Light’: ACLU Sues 7 US Federal Agencies to Expose Government Hacking


On Friday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Privacy International and Civil Liberties and Transparency Clinic at the University of Buffalo filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against seven federal criminal and immigration enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

According to a press release by the ACLU, the lawsuit demands that the agencies reveal "which hacking tools and methods they [these agencies] use, how often they use them, the legal basis for employing these methods and any internal rules that govern them." It also calls for internal audits or investigations of the agencies.

In the press release, the ACLU references several instances of government hacking. In one case, the US government allegedly set up a "watering hole" attack that might have spread malware to innocent people who visited fake websites that mimic popular web pages, according to the nonprofit organization. The specifics of the case were not revealed.

According to a March 2017 report titled "Challenging Government Hacking in Criminal Cases," "the FBI has remotely searched thousands of computers located in districts around the country pursuant to a single search warrant — including, in the most recent known operation, searching more than 8,000 computers in 120 different countries."

The ACLU also references another 2017 case in which an FBI agent investigating fake bomb threats in 2007 impersonated an Associated Press reporter to get a suspect to click on a fake news story link, which revealed his computer's location.

"The agent, posing as a reporter, created a fake story and sent a link to the story to a high school student. When the student visited the website, it implanted malware on his computer in order to report back identifying information to the FBI," the ACLU claims.


https://sputniknews.com/military/201812251070980335-aclu-sues-us-federal-agencies-government-hacking/
 

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Mel Gibson: Hollywood Is ‘Den Of Parasites’ Who ‘Feast On Blood Of Kids’

November 30, 2017 Baxter Dmitry Entertainment 860

Hollywood studios are “drenched in the blood of innocent children” according to Gibson who claims “humanity and our planet are under attack and at a serious crossroads”

Hollywood studios are “drenched in the blood of innocent children” according to Mel Gibson who claims the consumption of “baby blood is so popular in Hollywood that it basically operates as a currency of its own.”

Hollywood elites are an “enemy of mankind continually acting contrary to our best interests” and “breaking every God given taboo known to man, including the sanctity of children,” Mel Gibson said in London, where he is promoting his role in Daddy’s Home 2, his most prominent on-screen role in years.


“It’s an open secret in Hollywood. These people have their own religious and spiritual teachings and their own social and moral frameworks. They have their sacred texts – they are sick, believe me – and they couldn’t be more at odds with what America stands for.”

Mel Gibson appeared on the Graham Norton Show on the BBC on Friday, and he schooled shocked guests about the real nature of Hollywood elites in the green room backstage after his appearance.


Explaining that he spent the last ten years “working on my own ideas, outside of the Hollywood system” after being blacklisted by Hollywood in 2006 for sharing opinions about the industry and the world that run counter to liberal orthodoxy, Gibson said, “I don’t know how to break it to you gently… Hollywood is institutionalized pedophilia.

“They are using and abusing kids.“

“They churn through a huge amount of kids every year. Their spiritual beliefs, if you can call them that, direct them to harvest the energy of the kids. They feast on this stuff and they thrive on it,” the Hacksaw Ridge director said.

“What do I mean? This isn’t some kind of artistic abstraction. They harvest the blood of children. They eat their flesh. They believe this gives them life force. If the child was suffering in body and psyche before it died, they believe this gives them extra life force.”


“There is a creative and loving force inside most of us that guides us through life. These people don’t have this. For them it’s the opposite.”

According to Mel Gibson, who has spent 30 years in and out of the Hollywood system, the industry elites “thrive on pain, trauma, stress, abuse, and suffering.”

“Hollywood is drenched in the blood of innocent children. For a long time all the references to pedophilia and cannibalism were symbolic or allusive. But I was personally introduced to the practice in the early 2000s. I can talk about this now because these people, the execs, they’re dead now.”

“The blood of a sexually abused infant is considered highly ‘enriched’ and is highly prized. The money changing hands, the favors, the kickbacks – you have no idea. Babies are a high-functioning currency all of their own. Babies are their premium brand of high-grade caviar cocaine diamond steak.”

But according to Gibson this isn’t a flavor-of-the-month perversion, popular among men and women who have grown bored of standard issue sins.

“This isn’t anything new. If you do some research you will see it’s a metaphysical, alchemical phenomenon and you can find it behind the scenes in all the dark eras in history.

“It’s a dark, multidimensional occult art and practice, used by secret societies in the last few hundred years for social programming and mind control, and raised to a zenith by Hollywood in America in our era.“

https://newspunch.com/mel-gibson-parasites-blood-kids/
 

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Broward Coward Sheriff Scott Israel Dodges Responsibility In Christmas Address

Those hoping for Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel to finally acknowledge his egregious lack of action during the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School earlier this year in his annual Christmas message will be sorely disappointed. Instead, Israel gave a mealy-mouthed and extremely general statement about it being a “trying year” for those in Broward.

Wonder if he thinks his year has been tougher than that of the families who will never see their loved ones again due to the crazed mass murderer who snuffed out so many lives? Or tougher than the horrid experience that dozens of students directly in the line-of-fire faced on the fateful day?

His men remained frozen outside of the school as the shooter unloaded his magazines, with students and faculty screaming for help to no avail. Lawsuits and subsequent investigations have revealed the severe incompetence of Israel in his leadership role as top-cop, along with the failure to act by his rank-and-file.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/12/broward-coward-sheriff-scott-israel-dodges-responsibility-in-christmas-address-video/
 

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Turkey Doesn't Need Permission from Israel or Anyone to Fight Terror - Ankara

The Turkish government spokesperson made the statement following a Twitter outburst from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who called Turkish President Erdogan "the occupier of northern Cyprus" and accused his forces of massacring "women and children in Kurdish villages."

Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin has announced that Ankara intends to continue its fight against terrorism without seeking consent from other countries, Hurriyet Daily News reported on Tuesday.

"It is out of the question for Turkey to get permission or consent from Israel or any other country [to fight terror]," he told journalists after a cabinet meeting.

Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Erdogan on Twitter, calling him "the occupier of northern Cyprus, whose army massacres women and children in Kurdish villages, inside and outside Turkey", and insisted that the Turkish president "should not preach to Israel".

In response, Erdogan dubbed Netanyahu is "the voice of tyrants" and the head of "state terror".

Meanwhile, Kalin also claimed that US President Donald Trump decided to withdraw American troops from Syria after Erdogan told him “loud and clear” that Washington and Ankara don’t need the help of Kurdish YPG/SDF forces to fight Daesh*.

"There is no step back, weakness, halt, or slowdown in the fight against Daesh terror group," Kalin said after declaring that Turkey will maintain its military presence in the Syrian province of Idlib in order to ensure "security and stability in the region".

Erdogan and Netanyahu have previously engaged in verbal clashes with each other on numerous occasions.

The row between the Turkish and Israeli leaders flared following the recent escalation of tensions on the Israel-Gaza border, which claimed the lives of four Palestinians on Friday.

In December, Erdogan announced that Turkish forces were prepared to kick off an offensive on the east bank of the Euphrates River against Kurdish formations as soon as possible.

Later, Foreign Minister Cavusoglu said that the operation in northern Syria would be postponed until the US troops completely withdraw from the area. At the same time, Erdogan's spokesman said that Ankara is going to coordinate its anti-Daesh campaign with Moscow

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201812251070997104-turkey-israel-verbal-clashes/
 

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Facebook suspends accounts tied to Dem disinformation scheme in Alabama race


Facebook suspended five accounts linked to Democratic operatives who engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior” in a bid to steer votes away from Alabama Republican Roy Moore during last year’s special Senate election.

The announcement comes following a New York Times report last week that exposed the scheme, in which the users created a Facebook page and imitated conservative Alabamians who weren’t satisfied with the Republican candidate while encouraging others to write in another candidate. Moore, whose campaign ultimately was clouded by allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls while he was in his 30s, ended up losing the race to Democrat Doug Jones. “We’ve recently removed five accounts run by multiple individuals for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook around the Alabama special election, and our investigation is ongoing,” Facebook said in a statement. “We take a strong stand against people or organizations that create networks of accounts to mislead others about who they are or what they’re doing.”

The scheme also involved creating thousands of fake Russian accounts on Twitter that began following Moore. This effort attracted attention from local and national media, falsely suggesting Russia was backing Moore’s candidacy. “Russian invasion? Roy Moore sees spike in Twitter followers from land of Putin,” read the headline of an article at The Montgomery Advertiser, just months before the election night. Other outlets shortly picked up the story. The Washington Post, meanwhile, pointed out that the Moore campaign accused the Jones campaign and Democratic operatives of pulling a political stunt on Twitter and alerting friends in the media.

Jones said last week that he was "outraged" over the New York Times report and wants a federal investigation over the project. "I'd like to see the Federal Election Commission and the Justice Department look at this to see if there were any laws being violated and, if there were, prosecute those responsible," he said. "These authorities need to use this example right now to start setting the course for the future to let people know that this is not acceptable in the United States of America." Jones went on to win against the embattled Republican, who lost the support of the party amid the sexual misconduct allegations, becoming the first Democratic senator from Alabama in more than 20 years. One woman alleged that Moore had her touch him in private areas when she was just 14. Moore’s campaign had called the allegations “baseless” and “the very definition of fake news.”

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The Nuclear Option: A Very Crappy Christmas for Washington Warmongers




The towering arrogance on display last week from the global interventionists in both parties in Washington over President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the Syrian civil war was enough to choke a full-sized draft mule.

It was also a sterling reminder of why Mr. Trump got elected in the first place.
Remember when these same American globetrotters were ginning up hysteria during the 2016 Republican nomination — and later the general election — that Mr. Trump would launch a thousand wars with friends and foe alike if he ever got elected?

Oh, wait. No, that isn’t Mr. Trump. That is the favored move by both Democrats and Republicans who have kept the war fires burning now for 17 years.

“We came, we saw, he died,” boasted America’s eternal next president, Hillary Rodham Clinton, after killing Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and kicking the virulent hornet’s nest in that country that wound up needlessly killing Americans.

Yeah, it’s Mr. Trump who is the warmonger.

In fact, the only time since Mr. Trump got elected that he has actually collected hosannas from both sides of the aisle in Washington was when he fired 59 cruise missiles into Syria after chemical weapons were used on the Syrian people.

Mr. Trump’s supporters sat on their hands for that one. But boy, did the military-complex industrialists love that one.

Now Mr. Trump is somehow imperiling national security by pulling U.S. troops out of Syria, a dusty hill of sand 6,000 miles away. Funny how the very same people complaining now don’t give a rip about actual national security when it comes to building a wall on the southern border.

Nor do these people give a rip about actual national security when Mr. Trump wisely proposes shutting down entry into America from murderous spots around the world where terrorists are training and plotting to slit the throats of as many Americans as they can get their hands on.

The way most common-sense people see the problem is this: Either we spend all our blood and treasure failing to fix the rest of the world until they all love us, or we get the hell out and keep them from coming here to our little island of paradise and prosperity.

Pretty simple. Yet Mr. Trump is the only person in the political arena today who understands this.

One of the most absurd complaints about Mr. Trump’s hasty troop withdrawal announcement is that he did it so fast that all the incessant warmongering gasbags in Washingtondidn’t get a chance to “debate” about it. The hypocrisy is suffocating.

Actually, the only debate that was ever squelched was the one to get involved in Syria in the first place. That was never discussed and Congress never voted on it.

For these same scoundrels to complain bitterly now about withdrawing from Syria without debate is downright dishonest, as well as purely un-American.

To be sure, it is a tragedy that our great allies in Syria, the Kurds, are in for some dark days ahead.

But the notion that they were somehow doing us some big favor by cleaning up their own monstrous neighborhood of bloodthirsty Islamic State jihadists is ridiculous. We were doing them a favor by backing them with the most powerful arsenal on the planet to kill all the Islamic State fiends. Now they are dead and our troops are coming home.

If these D.C. warmongers are so distraught about abandoning the Kurds now, maybe they should have thought about that when they got us into somebody else’s nasty civil war without debate or even a vote by Congress. They could also strap on their own body and go over there to fight themselves if they are so fired up that they want to send other people’s children over there to die.

In the meantime, it sure would be sweet if these political folks would start caring about the security of the American people as much as they care about the Kurds 6,000 miles away.

• Contact Charles Hurt at churt@washingtontimes.com or on Twitter @charleshurt.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.
 

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Political parties should be abolished and the leaders rounded up to face treason charges. That would solve a lot of problems in this country
They could also strap on their own body and go over there to fight themselves if they are so fired up that they want to send other people’s children over there to die.

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They could also strap on their own body and go over there to fight themselves if they are so fired up that they want to send other people’s children over there to die.

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Or send their own children.

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Ex-Insys CEO to plead guilty to opioid kickback scheme

BOSTON (Reuters) - The former chief executive of Insys Therapeutics Inc (INSY.O) has agreed to plead guilty to participating in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid medication in order to boost its sales, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Michael Babich, who resigned as the Arizona-based drugmaker’s CEO in 2015 and was due to face trial next month, has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and mail fraud charges, federal prosecutors in Boston disclosed in a court filing. Five former Insys executives and managers indicted along with Babich, including John Kapoor, the company’s founder and former chairman, remain scheduled to go on trial in late January. They have pleaded not guilty. The terms of Babich’s plea deal were not disclosed, and it was unclear whether he would agree to cooperate with prosecutors and testify at that trial, as has another former Insys executive who recently pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy. Prosecutors requested a Jan. 9 plea hearing. A lawyer for Babich, 42, declined to comment.

The case centers on Subsys, Insys’ under-the-tongue spray for managing pain in cancer patients. It contains fentanyl, an opioid 100 times stronger than morphine. Prosecutors allege that from 2012 to 2015, Kapoor, Babich and others conspired to bribe doctors in exchange for prescribing their patients Subsys. Prosecutors said they also defrauded insurers into paying for Subsys. Prosecutors allege Insys paid doctors kickbacks in the form of fees to participate in speaker programs ostensibly meant to educate medical professionals about Subsys that were actually shams. The case has been brought amid a national opioid addiction epidemic. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioids were involved in around 47,600 overdose deaths in 2017.

Babich, who was originally indicted in 2016, is married to a former Insys sales representative, Natalie Babich, who in 2017 pleaded guilty to conspiring to pay kickbacks and became a government witness. She testified this month at the trial of Christopher Clough, a former physician assistant in New Hampshire accused of accepting kickbacks from Insys. A federal jury in Concord, New Hampshire convicted Clough on Dec. 18. In August, Insys said it had agreed to settle a related U.S. Justice Department probe for at least $150 million.

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Internet Wayback Machine can't be trusted
Previous wikipedia article versions on the Wayback Machine, that once showed Jarret's religion is Islam, that Brennan converted to Sunni and what year, and Michelle Obama's pages, have been scrubbed from www.archive.org.

Quick dig shows Wayback Machine was founded by Brewster Kahle, jointly with his OTHER project: Amazon's Alexa

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Archive
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster_Kahle

Kahle also did the groundwork for WAIS, a means of searching through text remotely.
 

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Counter Chinese Influence: Is Boko Haram a CIA Covert Op to Divide and Conquer Africa?

The objectives of the US military presence in Africa are well documented: counter Chinese influence and control strategic locations and natural resources including oil reserves. This was confirmed more than 8 years ago by the US State Department:

In 2007, US State Department advisor Dr. J. Peter Pham commented on AFRICOM’s strategic objectives of “protecting access to hydrocarbons and other strategic resources which Africa has in abundance, a task which includes ensuring against the vulnerability of those natural riches and ensuring that no other interested third parties, such as China, India, Japan, or Russia, obtain monopolies or preferential treatment.” (Nile Bowie, CIA Covert Ops in Nigeria: Fertile Ground for US Sponsored Balkanization Global Research, 11 April 2012)

At the beginning of February 2015, AFRICOM’s “head General David Rodriguez called for a large-scale US-led ‘counterinsurgency’ campaign against groups in West Africa during remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC:

In similar remarks at a the US Army West Point academy last week, US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) chief General Joseph Votel said that US commando teams must prepare for new deployments against Boko Haram and the Islamic State. ” (Thomas Gaist, US AFRICOM Commander Calls for “Huge” Military Campaign in West Africa, World Socialist Web Site, February 02, 2015)

Mark P. Fancher highlighted the hypocrisy and the “imperialist arrogance” of western countries, which “notwithstanding the universal condemnation of colonialism”, are evermore willing “to publicly declare (without apologies) their plans to expand and coordinate their military presence in Africa.” (Mark P. Fancher, Arrogant Western Military Coordination and the New/Old Threat to Africa, Black Agenda Report, 4 February 2015)

Now more troops from Benin, Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad are being sent to fight against Boko Haram.

This new war on yet another shadowy terrorist entity in Africa is reminiscent of the failed Kony 2012 propaganda campaign cloaked in humanitarian ideals. It is used as a smoke screen to avoid addressing the issue of the victims of the war on terror, the real causes of terrorism and to justify another military invasion. It is true that Boko Haram makes victims, however the goal of Western intervention in Africa is not to come to their rescue.

The deadliest conflict in the world since the Second World War and still raging is happening in Congo and the Western elite and its media couldn’t care less. That alone shows that military interventions are not intended to save lives.

To understand why the media focuses on Boko Haram, we need to know what it is and who is behind it. What is the underlying context, what interests are being served?

Is Boko Haram another US clandestine operation?

Boko Haram is based in northeast Nigeria, the most populated country and largest economy in Africa. Nigeria is the largest oil producer of the continent with 3.4% of the World’s reserves of crude oil.

In May 2014, African Renaissance News published an in-depth report on Boko Haram, wondering whether it could be another CIA covert operation to take control of Nigeria:

[T]he greatest prize for AFRICOM and its goal to plant a PAX AMERICANA in Africa would be when it succeeds in the most strategic African country, NIGERIA. This is where the raging issue of BOKO HARAM and the widely reported prediction by the United States Intelligence Council on the disintegration of Nigeria by 2015 comes into perspective…(Atheling P Reginald Mavengira, “Humanitarian Intervention” in Nigeria: Is the Boko Haram Insurgency Another CIA Covert Operation? Wikileaks, African Renaissance News, May 08, 2014)

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LinkedIn co-founder says he unknowingly backed disinformation effort in Alabama Senate race

Billionaire Reid Hoffman has acknowledged that he partially funded a group that used disinformation tactics in Alabama’s 2017 special election in an effort to sink Republican candidate Roy Moore, according to The Washington Post. Last week, Facebook suspended five accounts linked to the operation for “engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior.” One of those accounts belonged to Jonathon Morgan, CEO of cybersecurity company New Knowledge. Morgan has said he was acting alone as a researcher and not through New Knowledge.

The group Hoffman backed financially, American Engagement Technologies, used Facebook in a manner similar to the way Russia inserted itself into the 2016 US presidential election. They created misleading Facebook pages, urged Republicans in Alabama to support a write-in candidate instead of Roy Moore, and “created false evidence that bots were backing Moore on Twitter” to spur misleading news headlines. The effort was collectively known as Project Birmingham.

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7 Times Hollywood Celebs Wished Violence Against Trump in 2018

Once again, several Hollywood celebrities spent the year fantasizing about violence against President Donald Trump, his family, members of his administration, and his supporters. While down from the more than dozen celebrities who imagined violence against Trump in 2017, the Hollywood hate was still savage from the likes of Jim Carrey, John Legend, and Rosie O’Donnell.

1. Peter Fonda Calls for Barron Trump to Be Kidnapped, Put in Cage with Pedophiles Actor Peter Fonda went on an unhinged rant on social media in June about the controversy over children being separated from adults at the border. Among other things, Fonda wished for Barron Trump to be detained and put into a cage with pedophiles.

2. Singer John Legend Supports Public Harassment of Trump Administration In June, singer and left-wing activist John Legend defended the public harassment of Trump administration officials, saying in a social media post, “Let’s make a deal with the Trump Administration. Reunite all these families immediately and you can go out to eat wherever the fuck you want.”

3. Jim Carrey Draws Donald Trump Burning At the Stake Actor Jim Carrey depicted President Trump being burned at the stake in a drawing posted to his social media page in August.

4. Broadway Actress Carole Cook Makes Joke About Trump’s Assassination Broadway star Carole Cook joked about the assassination of President Trump in September, saying, “Where’s John Wilkes Booth when you need him?”

5. Rosie O’Donnell Jokes About Military Coup on Trump Left-wing activist and actress Rosie O’Donnell fantasized about a military coup against President Trump in October, saying, “I want to send the military to the White House to get him.” In the same interview, she confessed that Trump’s election made her literally sick and forced her to exile herself from public life for a year.

6. Actor James Cromwell Warns of “Blood in the Streets” over Trump Presidency Actor James Cromwell said in a speech in October that if Trump’s presidency isn’t stopped democratically, there will be a bloody revolution instead. “If we don’t stop [President Trump] now, then we will have a revolution for real. Then there will be blood in the streets,” he said.

7. Tom Arnold Challenges Trump to a Fistfight on Twitter Actor Tom Arnold fantasized about fighting President Trump in a social media post in October. I say put up or shut up @realDonaldTrump Me vs You. For America. First body slam wins. Any Rally. Any Time. Between now & the midterms,” he said.

These violent threats have become the norm for Hollywood celebrities since Trump announced his campaign for president. Throughout 2016 and 2017, stars expressed a number of violent fantasies about the president and his supporters. Madonna infamously confessed her thoughts about “blowing up the White House,” while Robert De Niro openly said he wanted to “punch [Trump] in the face.”

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2018/12/26/7-times-hollywood-celebs-wished-violence-against-trump-in-2018/
 

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FCC Fines Swarm $900,000 for Unauthorized Smallsat Launch

"…Swarm's renegade actions garnered condemnation across the satellite industry, which feared a regulatory clampdown in the aftermath of Swarm's decision. The FCC withdrew an authorization it previously granted for another four satellites Swarm intended to launch on a Rocket Lab Electron mission that occurred in April. Spaceflight, the company that arranged Swarm's January launch on a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from India, said it will now check to make sure its customers have necessary licenses ahead of time instead of relying on them to do their own self-regulation.

The FCC, in its investigation into Swarm, said it found the company had performed other activities that required FCC authorization. Swarm conducted communications tests with weather balloons and ground stations, along with other unapproved tests of satellite equipment ahead of the January launch.

"All these activities require FCC authorization and the company had not received such authorization before the activities occurred," the FCC said in a Dec. 20 press release.

Swarm also communicated with its "SpaceBee" satellites illegally for more than a week using earth stations in the state of Georgia.



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7 Times Hollywood Celebs Wished Violence Against Trump in 2018

Once again, several Hollywood celebrities spent the year fantasizing about violence against President Donald Trump, his family, members of his administration, and his supporters. While down from the more than dozen celebrities who imagined violence against Trump in 2017, the Hollywood hate was still savage from the likes of Jim Carrey, John Legend, and Rosie O’Donnell.

1. Peter Fonda Calls for Barron Trump to Be Kidnapped, Put in Cage with Pedophiles Actor Peter Fonda went on an unhinged rant on social media in June about the controversy over children being separated from adults at the border. Among other things, Fonda wished for Barron Trump to be detained and put into a cage with pedophiles.

2. Singer John Legend Supports Public Harassment of Trump Administration In June, singer and left-wing activist John Legend defended the public harassment of Trump administration officials, saying in a social media post, “Let’s make a deal with the Trump Administration. Reunite all these families immediately and you can go out to eat wherever the fuck you want.”

3. Jim Carrey Draws Donald Trump Burning At the Stake Actor Jim Carrey depicted President Trump being burned at the stake in a drawing posted to his social media page in August.

4. Broadway Actress Carole Cook Makes Joke About Trump’s Assassination Broadway star Carole Cook joked about the assassination of President Trump in September, saying, “Where’s John Wilkes Booth when you need him?”

5. Rosie O’Donnell Jokes About Military Coup on Trump Left-wing activist and actress Rosie O’Donnell fantasized about a military coup against President Trump in October, saying, “I want to send the military to the White House to get him.” In the same interview, she confessed that Trump’s election made her literally sick and forced her to exile herself from public life for a year.

6. Actor James Cromwell Warns of “Blood in the Streets” over Trump Presidency Actor James Cromwell said in a speech in October that if Trump’s presidency isn’t stopped democratically, there will be a bloody revolution instead. “If we don’t stop [President Trump] now, then we will have a revolution for real. Then there will be blood in the streets,” he said.

7. Tom Arnold Challenges Trump to a Fistfight on Twitter Actor Tom Arnold fantasized about fighting President Trump in a social media post in October. I say put up or shut up @realDonaldTrump Me vs You. For America. First body slam wins. Any Rally. Any Time. Between now & the midterms,” he said.

These violent threats have become the norm for Hollywood celebrities since Trump announced his campaign for president. Throughout 2016 and 2017, stars expressed a number of violent fantasies about the president and his supporters. Madonna infamously confessed her thoughts about “blowing up the White House,” while Robert De Niro openly said he wanted to “punch [Trump] in the face.”

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2018/12/26/7-times-hollywood-celebs-wished-violence-against-trump-in-2018/
I hate hollywood now with all the pedophilia and sexual assaults being exposed. Springstein (typo on poipose) can stay in Australia. And mudonna is and always will be a hobag.
 

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Their family goes 1st...wives, daughters, sons...well, they may WANT their wives to go. Seriously though, their sons go 1st and I don't care if they identify as pink hat pussies..."git a gun and get er dun...fer dad!" And, the elected ones would be on the front lines directing the battle and would be armed as well...because THEY are the reinforcements! They'd think twice about seeking office and then think again about warfare. Probably see a lot of single guys seeking office.
 

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LinkedIn co-founder says he unknowingly backed disinformation effort in Alabama Senate race

Billionaire Reid Hoffman has acknowledged that he partially funded a group that used disinformation tactics in Alabama’s 2017 special election in an effort to sink Republican candidate Roy Moore, according to The Washington Post. Last week, Facebook suspended five accounts linked to the operation for “engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior.” One of those accounts belonged to Jonathon Morgan, CEO of cybersecurity company New Knowledge. Morgan has said he was acting alone as a researcher and not through New Knowledge.

The group Hoffman backed financially, American Engagement Technologies, used Facebook in a manner similar to the way Russia inserted itself into the 2016 US presidential election. They created misleading Facebook pages, urged Republicans in Alabama to support a write-in candidate instead of Roy Moore, and “created false evidence that bots were backing Moore on Twitter” to spur misleading news headlines. The effort was collectively known as Project Birmingham.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/26/18156702/reid-hoffman-backed-group-alabama-election-misinformation-roy-moore
No consequences means no fear. What's stopping them from doing that again and again and again!

We need the rope to send a message!
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I hate hollywood now with all the pedophilia and sexual assaults being exposed. Springstein (typo on poipose) can stay in Australia. And mudonna is and always will be a hobag.
I've loathed the influence that hell hole has had on our people and am now only more determined to stand in confident defiance of it's existence.
 

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DOJ Colluding With Clinton Email Scandal Witnesses to Thwart Court-Ordered Discovery Efforts by Judicial Watch

Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch revealed on Wednesday that the DOJ is colluding with Hillary Clinton email scandal witnesses to thwart court-ordered discovery to stop the watchdog’s efforts to gather evidence.

Judicial Watch appeared in a DC federal court last month on a motion to compel more testimony from Hillary Clinton as well as to make public video recordings of depositions of top Clinton aides such as Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills.

The court ruled that Hillary Clinton must answer more questions about the setting up of her private server.

Hillary Clinton arrogantly answered that she set up the private server out of “convenience.”

Earlier this month, a federal court blasted the DOJ and State Department on Hillary Clinton’s emails and ordered a discovery plan in 10 days as to whether Hillary’s private email system was intentionally set up to evade FOIA requests and lawsuits.

Judge Lamberth said Hillary Clinton’s private server was “One of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”

Specially, Lamberth ruled:

… the Court ORDERS the parties to meet and confer to plan discovery into (a) whether Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email while Secretary of State was an intentional attempt to evade FOIA; (b) whether the State Department’s attempts to settle this case in late 2014 and early 2015 amounted to bad faith; and (c) whether State has adequately searched for records responsive to Judicial Watch’s requests.

Terming Clinton’s use of her private email system, “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency,” Lamberth wrote in his MEMORANDUM OPINION:

Although Judicial Watch refuses to back down, the Justice Department is actively working to stop the watchdog’s efforts to gather evidence in federal court.

Tom Fitton was furious that the DOJ is working to block their discovery efforts.

“Outrageously, this Justice Department is colluding with Clinton email scandal to stop our efforts to gather evidence in federal court. President Trump should ask this Justice Department why it’s still protecting Hillary Clinton,” Tom Fitton said Wednesday.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/20...-ordered-discovery-efforts-by-judicial-watch/
 

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Justice Department asks courts to pause high-profile cases for shutdown

The Trump administration asked federal courts nationwide to pause proceedings in a handful of high-profile cases, citing the ongoing government shutdown. In a handful of court papers filed Wednesday in courts across the country, the Justice Department said they “regret any disruption” but department lawyers are currently unable to perform their duties required for the cases. “Although we greatly regret any disruption caused to the court and the other litigants, the government hereby moves for a stay of all proceedings in this case until Department of Justice attorneys are permitted to resume their usual civil litigation functions,” Justice Department lawyers wrote in court papers filed Wednesday in courts across the country.

The court papers said the Justice Department will notify judges “as soon as Congress has appropriated funds for the department. The government requests that, at that point, all current deadlines for the parties be extended commensurate with the duration of the lapse in appropriations.” “The department does not know when funding will be restored by Congress,” the filing says. The government shutdown began Dec. 21 over the inability of Congress to reach a funding deal. The Senate reconvenes Thursday, but there has been no indication that Democrats are ready to pass legislation that would include the $5 billion President Trump wants for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Justice Department attorneys and employees are unable to work even on a voluntary basis, says the court filings, “except in very limited circumstances, including 'emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property.'” One of the biggest cases affected is on the administration’s new asylum policy. Last week, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down most of the Justice Department’s policy that made it more difficult for immigrants fleeing domestic violence or gang violence to qualify for asylum.

Justice Department lawyers said Wednesday they could not meet the seven-day deadline ”to develop a schedule and plan to carry out this portion of the injunction” and to meet with the plaintiffs' teams from various American Civil Liberties Union offices, but Sullivan did not immediately rule on the government’s requests. The government said it will notify the courts of when Congress has appropriated the funds for the Justice Department and work can begin again. It was not immediately clear how many cases are affected by the shutdown. he federal court system said they have sufficient funding to remain open for at least three weeks.


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https://freebeacon.com/politics/pelosi-subsidies-benefit-husbands-investment-in-dem-mega-donors-company/
 

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FAKE FAKE FAKE NEWS: BLATANT HYPOCRISY AND CALLED OUT GET MEMES READY=

Forbes, Newsweek, New York Times and others in their respective echo chambers and using their media power and public opinion influence to poison Trump, blatantly tie Ukrainian steel magnate Victor Pinchuk who is being investigated by Bob Mueller to Trump to imply a nefarious association. However Victor Pinchuk gave the Clinton Foundation $10 to $25m.

In one Artlcle by the Fake News NYT, it dedicates the article to linking Trump's to Victor Pinchuk and reports on Mr. Pinchuk's shady and illegal activities while reporting that he gave the Trump Organization $150,000, but buried in the same article it happens to barely mention Victor Pinchuk's much more significant donations to the Clintons in these lines seen below:

"Mr. Pinchuk, who has been accused by steel makers in the United States of illegally dumping steel on the American market at artificially low prices, drew more scrutiny during the campaign for his ties to Hillary Clinton and her family foundation. He has donated more than $13 million to that organization since 2006."

However an Independent UK Story from January of this year paints a much different picture and offers insight into the depth of the dealings between Victor Pinchuk and the Clintons rather than making a nefarious association with Trump.

See related Articles.

Sauce Image 1: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrap...ukrainians-sanctioned-by-russia/#6e35f2625a92

Sauce Image 2: https://www.newsweek.com/who-victor...-ukrainian-billionaires-150000-payment-878431

Sauce Image 3: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/09/us/politics/trump-mueller-ukraine-victor-pinchuk.html

Sauce Image 4: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...-a-witch-hunt-or-something-more-a8168531.html
 

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Satellite images reveal Beijing’s new weapon installed in South China Sea

China quietly installed a sophisticated new network of devices in the South China Sea

China has installed a new platform in the Paracel Islands of the South China Sea, with satellite images revealing Beijing’s continuing quest for power in the disputed area.

Recent satellite imagery shows a new structure that appears to be anchored on the north edge of the Bombay Reef, with solar panels and a radome (a dome protecting radar or other equipment) on top.

According to the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, the dome appears to be an “Ocean E-Station”, a component of a larger “Blue Ocean Information Network” which the Chinese government is developing to aid its “exploration, exploitation and control” of the region. Judging by the dates of comparative satellite images, the dome was set up sometime between April and July this year.

It was most likely developed by the state-owned China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), which has developed at least two types of these stations to expand its information collection and networks of communication.

Trade brochures provided by the CETC say the machines’ purpose is to “conduct electronic surveillance, provide maritime communications, aid in search-and-rescue, and monitor the ocean environment” — but the superstructure conceals any other facilities or equipment it could contain.

https://archive.fo/EyQbS

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The diplomatic crisis ignited by the killing of Jamal Khashoggi has largely subsided, and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's grip on power is, if anything, even stronger than it was before (having faced down incipient challenges from one of his uncles). Which is why it's somewhat surprising to see MbS's ailing father, King Salman, order a limited cabinet reshuffle that moved around some of the key players in the scandal (including Adel al-Jubeir, who was one of the kingdom's key liaisons with western media during its response to Khashoggi's killing) and removed Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf al Saud as the Kingdom's ambassador to the UK, according to Saudi State TV station Al-Arabiya.

Amid the reshuffle, the king ordered the creation of a new political and security council (presumably to help protect his chosen successor's flank) and - in a move that is reminiscent of a controversial decision made by President Trump this year - establishes a new Saudi space agency.

#BREAKING Saudi King Salman orders major Cabinet reshuffle

- Adel Al Jubeir relieved from position as Foreign Minister; named Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

- Ibrahim Alasssaf named as new Foreign Minister

- King also ordered formation of new political & security council pic.twitter.com/kA37Fw7C2z

— Nahayat Tizhoosh (@NahayatT) December 27, 2018

As a result of the reshuffle, more liberals and progressives will move into positions of power, suggesting that it could be part of the Kingdom's plan to move ahead with its 'liberalizing' reforms to try and rehabilitate MbS's tarnished reputation as a reformer.

Women now have more positions in finance/trade ministry. Also, #SaudiArabia has announced the establishment of a national space agency.

Today's cabinet reshuffle is a step in the right direction for Saudi Arabia. It'll help the country open up / liberalise faster IMO.

— Nadia (@kutsuit) December 27, 2018

But perhaps the biggest change was apparent demotion of al-Jubeir to the lesser position of minister of state for foreign affairs and moving Ibrahim al-Assaf, formerly the kingdom's finance minister, to the foreign affairs role. Al-Jubeir played an important role in the Saudis PR response to the Khashoggi killing, and was seen as a stalwart supporter of the Crown Prince.

Here's a roundup of the most important moves:

Ibrahim al-Assaf appointed as Foreign Minister

Adel al-Jubeir appointed Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

Gen. Khalid bin Qirar Al Harbi has been appointed as the head of general security.

Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz appointed Minister of National Guard

Turki al-Shabbana appointed Minister of Media

Hamad Al-Sheikh appointed Minister of Education

Turki bin Talal has been appointed Governor of Asir in place of Faisal bin Khaled

Sultan bin Salman moved from the presidency of the Tourism Authority and appointed Chairman of the Space Authority

Badr bin Sultan has been replaced by Faisal bin Nawaf as Governor of Jouf region

Musa'ad al-Aiban appointed as National Security Adviser

Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Faisal has replaced Turki al-Sheikh as president of Saudi's Sports Authority

Turki Al-Sheikh has been appointed Chairman of the Entertainment Authority

Khalid bin Qarar al-Harbi has been appointed the director of Public Security

Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf al Saud has been recalled as ambassador to the UK (notably after saying he was "concerned" about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi)

But the implications of today's decision aside, there's one thing Saudi watchers should keep in mind.

For all the changes in Saudi Arabia today with the cabinet reshuffle, remember this. If and when MbS becomes king, he can just as easily dismiss the whole cabinet.

— Dr H.A. Hellyer (@hahellyer) December 27, 2018

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018...pace-agency-demotes-foreign-minister-surprise
 

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VA suicide prevention funding for paid media advertising -

Allocated $6.2 million

Actually spent only $57K as of Sep 2018

Was projected to spend total of $1.5M in FY 2018 (which ended 30 Sep 2018)



And we wonder why so many vets commit suicide?



https://www.medpagetoday.com/publichealthpolicy/militarymedicine/77097?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2018-12-26&eun=g1185334d0r&pos=23&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Headlines%202018-12-26%202018-12-26&utm_term=NL_Daily_DHE_Active



VA Chief Grilled on Unspent Suicide Prevention Funds

—Also called on the carpet at congressional hearing for errors in caregiver programs

by Shannon Firth, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today

December 21, 2018



WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs spent only a fraction of the money allocated to the agency for suicide prevention outreach according to a recent oversight report. Also, some veterans with disabilities have been arbitrarily downgraded or cut from caregiver programs, according to recent media investigations.


Members of both the House and Senate Committees on Veterans Affairs grilled VA Secretary Robert Wilkie Jr. about the details of these critical findings during a joint hearing on Wednesday.

On average 20 veterans commit suicide every day, yet a Government Accountability Office report released on Monday found that outreach efforts at the VA related to suicide prevention waned in 2017 and 2018.

Of $6.2 million allocated to paid advertising for suicide prevention, the VA spent only $57,000 as of September 2018, despite the department's assertion that suicide prevention was its top clinical priority.

The report, however, clarified that in total the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is projected to have spent a total of $1.5 million on paid media in fiscal year 2018, although that's still far short of the funds available to the agency.

The office attributed the department's failure to spend its money appropriately to leadership turnover and reorganization.

Specifically, the GAO noted that the reason the VHA had not spent the leftover monies for paid media aimed at suicide prevention was that "changes in leadership and organizational realignment of the program" delayed approval of a formal plan for the campaign.

The report also noted that while the VHA maintains metrics for its campaign, such as how many people are estimated to have seen its anti-suicide messages, it does not have specific targets for them.

Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) zeroed in on this particular finding, and asked the Secretary how he measures his success in addressing veteran suicide.

"How do you know how you're doing against that priority [suicide prevention]? What are your goals?"

Wilkie clarified that 14 of the 20 suicides that happen each day happen among veterans are outside of the VA system.

O'Rourke said that fact has been known for years. "I'm not blaming you for where we are… I want to know what your goal is and how we're doing against it."

"The goal is to do our best to make sure we have done everything possible," Wilkie said.

"We'll never be able to judge you on that," O'Rourke interrupted.

Wilkie, 56, then explained that most of the men completing suicide are his father's age. "That means these are problems that are fifty years in the making," he said.

O'Rourke, still not satisfied with Wilkie's response, asked if he agreed with the GAO's finding that the agency does not have targets for preventing suicide.

One of Wilkie's lieutenants at the VA, Steven Lieberman, MD, broke into the discussion, attempting to rescue his colleague from O'Rourke's interrogation. He said the VA agreed with the report's conclusions and its recommendations.

As for goals, Lieberman said, "We are in the process of developing more robust ones."

Wilkie faced more challenging questions from Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) who highlighted a recent NPR story that described how veterans have been incorrectly downgraded from caregiver support programs, including some double and triple amputees.

Wilkie said the problems highlighted by NPR were corrected within 48 hours.

"Those are not isolated cases, we're hearing many of them" Murray said. She asked Wilkie for his assurance that no one else would be terminated or downgraded until he has made sure that program regulations are correctly applied.

"Absolutely, I will make that commitment and I will brief these committees," Wilkie responded.

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