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Syria’s War: Who Is Fighting And Why

The question I feel most appropriate for this forum would be:

Syria’s War: We’re Now Fighting, But Why?

If we actually cared about children dying, why aren’t we carpet bombing the South side of Chicago? Darfour has seen bloodshed on a biblical scale.

Hell, even Syria has seen 1000 times the death & brutality, so where were all of the cheerleaders when Obama wanted to invade a couple years ago?

I distinctly recall this crowd tearing President Obama down for doing the very same things President Trump is doing, but now that it’s “our” guy, everyone on “our” side excuses his actions.

This lack of intellectual integrity, borne of tribalism, by the majority of people, on both sides of the political spectrum, supports my misanthropic view of human nature.

I’m thoroughly disappointed with the right. I always knew the left had no intellectual integrity, but to see it laid bare from the so-called conservative wing of the country is terribly disappointing.

From the crooked timber of humanity…

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Suggestions: Roadside Attractions

Hello friends,

I am about to embark on another cross-country adventure, with my family in tow. We are moving back to Michigan, for good this time.

I’m done chasing jobs.

Anyway, we are heading south on I-5 to Portland and East on I-84 through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, & Michigan.

So far, we are stopping at Multnomah Falls, OR and Little America, WY. I’m looking for suggestions of anything cool, interesting, or curious on or within 30 minutes of, I-84.

We’ll be spending nights in Boise (Thu), Nebraska (Fri – somewhere), and Cedar Rapids (Sat), tentatively. Yes, I expect my friends in & around Cedar Rapids to make enough time to meet us for a meal or conversation. I’ll have my brother (Magellan) with me as well.

I stopped drinking (didn’t quit, just stopped) about 8 months ago, so there shouldn’t be any shenanigans…

I’d just like to spend some time with my most cherished intellectual homeys, while I’m nearby.

I’ll sort out a tentative timeframe with RD privately and share details on the inner circle. If you’re near my route, but don’t have access to the inner circle, hit me on Facebook, soon.

I’d like to meet with as many of you as possible on the way. Also, recommendations for American curiosities (the point of this post) are welcomed and appreciated.

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What Needs To Happen? Carnage.

To fix the snowflake society, we will require carnage. Economic, political, financial, and possibly physical, carnage. People will need to suffer before they change their behavior. Your feelings are irrelevant. Your desires are irrelevant.

NSFW.

Some more from the same guy:

I like him.

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Trump EPA: Jury Still Out On CO2 & Climate Impact

I really tire of these religious litms tests regarding leftist ideas. Have you ever noticed how the left will say things like:

“Would you a least concede that co2 is the leading cause of climate change?” or other such benchmarks from which they can build their case? i.e.

“Killing babies is wrong.”

“What about in cases of rape or incest?” (so few that it’s statistically irrelevant).

Or with ‘assault weapons’ which are used in very few murders, comparatively, etc. I’m glad Trump’s EPA is re-introducing science to the scientific community.

“I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see ,” he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

“But we don’t know that yet. … We need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis.”

Pruitt also called the Paris Agreement, an international accord aimed at mitigating the impacts of climate change, “a bad deal.” He said it puts the United States on a different playing field than developing countries like China and India.

“I happen to think the Paris accord, the Paris treaty, or the Paris Agreement, if you will, should have been treated as a treaty, should have gone through senate confirmation. That’s a concern,” he said.

The Paris Agreement was negotiated by the State Department, and future adherence to U.S. commitments made under Obama will be guided by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

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Commie Pope: Populism Is Evil; Declares Himself Fallible

He also declared himself fallible, which is promising… but the pope-ulist declaring populism evil, is a bit of the pot calling the kettle black.

Pope Francis has warned in an interview with a German newspaper of the dangers of rising populism in western democracies.

The pope told Die Zeit on Thursday “populism is evil and ends badly as the past century showed.”

He also said he rejects any kind of cult around the papacy and that he’s a normal believer just like everyone else.

Pope Francis defends right of Burma’s Rohingya Muslims to ‘live their faith’
Francis said that, “I don’t see myself as anything special… I’m a sinner, I’m fallible.”

In the first major interview that Francis has given a German newspaper, the pope was asked whether he experienced moments in which he doubted the existence of God. He responded: “I, too, know moments of emptiness.”

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Get You Some Cheap, High-Quality Health Care

Atlas Medical is the wave of the future.

AS A MEMBER OF ATLAS MD, HERE ARE A FEW OF THE BENEFITS YOU’LL ENJOY:

  • Personalized care tailored to your comfort level.
  • A physician who knows your story inside and out.
  • The choice to be seen at our office or at your home.
  • The knowledge that you are one of only about 500 patients each physician is giving their attention to.
  • Same-day scheduling with little to no waits and extended visits of an hour or more, if you’d like.
  • Quality time with your doctor; ask all the questions you want – we actually want you to!
  • Your doctor’s cell phone number. That’s what we call around-the-clock service.
  • Inexpensive and direct service. We work directly with you instead of hassling with insurance.

So, how much is 24/7 access to in-home medical care?

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP FEES

  • Children 0-19 years old, $10/month with at least one parent membership
  • At this time, we are not able to provide routine vaccinations. Call to discuss how we can help arrange these for you.
  • Adults 20-44 years old, $50/month
  • Adults 45-64 years old, $75/month
  • Adults 65+ years old, $100/month
  • Employer groups with 5+ employees, $50/mo/adult
  • Nursing home and home-bound patients, call for details

So, why doesn’t the government encourage something like this to answer American’s health insurance needs? I’ll let Milton Friedman explain:

Indeed, a major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it… gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself […] A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.

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Vault 7 – Wikileaks – CIA Hacks Everything

The CIA hacks EVERYTHING! They can hack cars, medical equipment, phones, tv’s, refrigerators… These products they hack are mostly American products. They even have a hacking unit in Germany that was exposed.

We learn today that the CIA can fake Russian fingerprints onto attacks and communications. How deep does the Obama Administration interference go to implicate Russia & Trump?

Today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named “Vault 7” by WikiLeaks, it is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency.

The first full part of the series, “Year Zero”, comprises 8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virgina. It follows an introductory disclosure last month of CIA targeting French political parties and candidates in the lead up to the 2012 presidential election.

Recently, the CIA lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal including malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized “zero day” exploits, malware remote control systems and associated documentation. This extraordinary collection, which amounts to more than several hundred million lines of code, gives its possessor the entire hacking capacity of the CIA. The archive appears to have been circulated among former U.S. government hackers and contractors in an unauthorized manner, one of whom has provided WikiLeaks with portions of the archive.

“Year Zero” introduces the scope and direction of the CIA’s global covert hacking program, its malware arsenal and dozens of “zero day” weaponized exploits against a wide range of U.S. and European company products, include Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows and even Samsung TVs, which are turned into covert microphones.

Since 2001 the CIA has gained political and budgetary preeminence over the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). The CIA found itself building not just its now infamous drone fleet, but a very different type of covert, globe-spanning force — its own substantial fleet of hackers. The agency’s hacking division freed it from having to disclose its often controversial operations to the NSA (its primary bureaucratic rival) in order to draw on the NSA’s hacking capacities.

By the end of 2016, the CIA’s hacking division, which formally falls under the agency’s Center for Cyber Intelligence (CCI), had over 5000 registered users and had produced more than a thousand hacking systems, trojans, viruses, and other “weaponized” malware[…]

In a statement to WikiLeaks the source details policy questions that they say urgently need to be debated in public, including whether the CIA’s hacking capabilities exceed its mandated powers and the problem of public oversight of the agency. The source wishes to initiate a public debate about the security, creation, use, proliferation and democratic control of cyberweapons.

Once a single cyber ‘weapon’ is ‘loose’ it can spread around the world in seconds, to be used by rival states, cyber mafia and teenage hackers alike.

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks editor stated that “There is an extreme proliferation risk in the development of cyber ‘weapons‘[…]

Wikileaks has carefully reviewed the “Year Zero” disclosure and published substantive CIA documentation while avoiding the distribution of ‘armed’ cyberweapons until a consensus emerges on the technical and political nature of the CIA’s program and how such ‘weapons’ should analyzed, disarmed and published.

Wikileaks has also decided to redact and anonymise some identifying information in “Year Zero” for in depth analysis. These redactions include ten of thousands of CIA targets and attack machines throughout Latin America, Europe and the United States[…]

Analysis

CIA malware targets iPhone, Android, smart TVs
CIA malware and hacking tools are built by EDG (Engineering Development Group), a software development group within CCI (Center for Cyber Intelligence), a department belonging to the CIA’s DDI (Directorate for Digital Innovation). The DDI is one of the five major directorates of the CIA (see this organizational chart of the CIA for more details)[…]

The increasing sophistication of surveillance techniques has drawn comparisons with George Orwell’s 1984, but “Weeping Angel”, developed by the CIA’s Embedded Devices Branch (EDB), which infests smart TVs, transforming them into covert microphones, is surely its most emblematic realization.

The attack against Samsung smart TVs was developed in cooperation with the United Kingdom’s MI5/BTSS. After infestation, Weeping Angel places the target TV in a ‘Fake-Off’ mode, so that the owner falsely believes the TV is off when it is on. In ‘Fake-Off’ mode the TV operates as a bug, recording conversations in the room and sending them over the Internet to a covert CIA server.

As of October 2014 the CIA was also looking at infecting the vehicle control systems used by modern cars and trucks. The purpose of such control is not specified, but it would permit the CIA to engage in nearly undetectable assassinations.

The CIA’s Mobile Devices Branch (MDB) developed numerous attacks to remotely hack and control popular smart phones. Infected phones can be instructed to send the CIA the user’s geolocation, audio and text communications as well as covertly activate the phone’s camera and microphone.

Despite iPhone’s minority share (14.5%) of the global smart phone market in 2016, a specialized unit in the CIA’s Mobile Development Branch produces malware to infest, control and exfiltrate data from iPhones and other Apple products running iOS, such as iPads. CIA’s arsenal includes numerous local and remote “zero days” developed by CIA or obtained from GCHQ, NSA, FBI or purchased from cyber arms contractors such as Baitshop. The disproportionate focus on iOS may be explained by the popularity of the iPhone among social, political, diplomatic and business elites.

A similar unit targets Google’s Android which is used to run the majority of the world’s smart phones (~85%) including Samsung, HTC and Sony. 1.15 billion Android powered phones were sold last year. “Year Zero” shows that as of 2016 the CIA had 24 “weaponized” Android “zero days” which it has developed itself and obtained from GCHQ, NSA and cyber arms contractors.

These techniques permit the CIA to bypass the encryption of WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, Wiebo, Confide and Cloackman by hacking the “smart” phones that they run on and collecting audio and message traffic before encryption is applied.

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Trump Warns Of Big Fat Ugly Bubble

I’m only posting the video for the first 30 seconds which have Trump telling everyone there’s a Yuge bubble and it ain’t Beyonce’s ass.
Trump took credit for Dow 20,000 and with it nearing 21,000, I’d really advise him to be careful about how much credit he takes. If he takes too much ownership, he’s gonna own that big, fat, ugly bubble when it pops in his face.

You can’t have it both ways.

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Trump To Reverse Tranny Bathroom Policy

Leaked Memo.

“This interpretation has given rise to significant litigation,” states the two-page draft, which indicates that the Education and Justice departments plan to issue it jointly. The draft says administrators, parents and students have “struggled to understand and apply the statements of policy” in the Obama-era guidance.

As a result, the departments “have decided to withdraw and rescind the above-referenced guidance documents in order to further consider the legal issues involved.”

The letter makes clear that schools must protect all students and that the withdrawal of the guidance “does not diminish the protections from bullying and harassment that are available to all students. Schools must ensure that transgender students, like all students, are able to learn in a safe environment.”

A final version of the letter is slated to be issued Wednesday, acc

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Stupid Choices; Predictable Results; Shifting Blame

Will they ever learn? Cost increases ALWAYS get passed on to the consumer. Always & everywhere. This is immutable in a capitalist society. In a socialist environment, no one needs to worry about where the money goes, because eventually it will all be gone anyway.

When Philadelphia became the first US city to pass a soda tax last summer, city officials were eagerly looking forward to the surplus-tax funded windfall to plug gaping budget deficits (and, since this is Philadelphia, the occasional embezzlement scheme). Then, one month ago, after the tax went into effect on January 1st we showed the tax applied in practice: a receipt for a 10 pack of flavored water carried a 51% beverage tax. And since PA has a sales tax of 6% and Philly already charges another 2%, the total sales tax was 8%. In other words, a purchase which until last year came to $6.47 had overnight become $9.75.

According to Philly.com reports, two months into the city’s sweetened-beverage tax, supermarkets and distributors are reporting a 30% to 50% drop in beverage sales and – adding insult to injury – are now planning for layoffs […] Bob Brockway, chief operating officer of Canada Dry Delaware Valley, which distributes about 20 percent of the city’s soft drinks, said sales were down 45 percent in Philadelphia. The company will lay off 20 percent of its workforce the first week in March […] “People didn’t change what they drink,” Brown said. “They changed where they’re buying it.” […] since January, Brown said, he has had to cut 6,000 employee hours, he said. He said he suspects he will lose about 300 people, which amounts to one-fifth of his total workforce voluntarily and through layoffs in coming months.

So, rather than accepting that they’d made a stupid policy error, what did Philadelphia’s tyrannical tax-thief mayor have to say of the matter?

Mayor Kenney harshly rebuked reports of coming layoffs late Tuesday night.

“I didn’t think it was possible for the soda industry to be any greedier,” Kenney said in an emailed statement. “…They are so committed to stopping this tax from spreading to other cities, that they are not only passing the tax they should be paying onto their customer, they are actually willing to threaten working men and women’s jobs rather than marginally reduce their seven figure bonuses.”

The demagoguery is thick with this one. Notice how he lumps all marginally-interested parties together as some nefarious, monolithic organization, bent on the destruction of the working man? This is populism. This pure leftism, chapter & verse. Steve Bannon does this same thing, but with the intelligence community and media. Donald Trump does it, too. This shit makes me sick, whether it happens on the left or the right.

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MSNBC: Trump To Control What People Think? That’s Our Job!

The clip ends very abruptly, so she may have qualified her statement, but I don’t have any doubts that she actually thinks this way.

I can’t wait for James O’Keefe’s news room leaks to come out over the next week.

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UW Tacoma Writing Center: Grammar Is Racist

I have refused employment to more than one person because they were capable of speaking proper English but too lazy to do so.

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Washington Post Not Reporting CIA Connection

Jeff Bezos is the sole owner of the Washington Post. As such, any stories he writes regarding the CIA or the US Gov’t in general, should come with a notice that he has a six hundred million dollar conflict-of-interest.

So what does Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ decision to buy the Washington Post mean?

That was the question NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik tackled on Morning Edition (8/6/13). It was good to hear Folkenflik note that there is an “enormous constellation of issues” that affect Amazon‘s bottom line in Washington–which should raise some concerns about conflicts of interest on issues like internet sales taxes and copyright/intellectual property.

And he added that the company is becoming a “major vendor” to the U.S. government, particularly in the realm of web storage. The most prominent example: The CIA recently reached a $600 million deal with Amazon to build its cloud storage system.

So what happens if, say, the Washington Post wants to report on something that CIA or other intelligence agencies might not like? Folkenflik commented:

I suspect Bezos doesn’t intend to interfere in things like that, but we don’t know how he’s going to do it yet. We haven’t seen him operate in this realm.

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Revo Retreat: Angler’s Lodge & Cabins – Almost Missoula, Mt

Angler’s Lodge & Cabins is actually an hour south in some of the prettiest country you’ll ever see, among some of the friendliest folks you’ll ever meet.

This post is the initial gauge of availability and willingness. Plan will be refined from here.

How many are planning to attend the

Third Not-Quite-Annual Real Revo Reader’s Retreat

? I’m looking at a location an hour south of Missoula, Mt. I spent a bit of time there on my slow meander back from Yellowstone with the wife & kids. The Bitteroot Valley is absolutely stunning. The people are friendly and warm and they love ’em some guns. There is also an Armscor outlet store with great pricing for those who may be into shooting and like cheaply priced ammo.

Okay, folks – Here’s your chance:

April 26-30, Hamilton, Mt, The Angler’s Lodge & Cabins. Who’s in?

I’ll refine it with more personal info once I gauge interest – and password protect the future posts.

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So, Who Leaked The Flynn Tapes? Barack Obama.

Via PJ Media and seemingly, Straight our of a Clancy novel…

In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections[…]

One of the central questions behind the Mike Flynn flap that should have been asked but largely wasn’t is: who was wiretapping the general? The answer, we know now, was the National Security Agency, formerly known as No Such Agency, the nation’s foremost signals-intelligence (SIGINT) collection department[…]

Let’s call the roster of the bad guys:

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch signed the new rules, permitting the N.S.A. to disseminate “raw signals intelligence information,” on Jan. 3, after the director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., signed them on Dec. 15, according to a 23-page, largely declassified copy of the procedures.

This is beginning to look like an active sabotage campaign from Obama, who is still very much involved at his 30,000 strong OFA.

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Art Fan? NY Met Digitizes Collection

I love art. I’m not a fancy person by any means, but I love the ability to capture and inspire emotion. As a weird side note, I’m also fascinated with all things miniature. The New York Metropolitan Art Museum just digitized their collection and released it under the Digital Commons.

On February 7, 2017, The Metropolitan Museum of Art implemented a new policy known as Open Access, which makes images of artworks it believes to be in the public domain widely and freely available for unrestricted use, and at no cost, in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation and the Terms and Conditions of this website.

It also makes available data from the entire online collection―both works it believes to be in the public domain and those under copyright or other restrictions―including basic information such as title, artist, date, medium, and dimensions. This data is available to all in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation.

Enjoy. Or don’t. I don’t give a shit. I’m getting the above image made into a print on canvas.

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Violent Leftists? The Planet Made Them Do It

Sadly, I’m not kidding.

Not only does the analysis fall for the global warming climate hoax based on fraudulently manipulated temperature data and severe scientific fraud committed by the NOAA, it also seeks to dissociate violent left-wing rioters from any responsibility for their own behavior. In effect, the analysis asserts that “victims of global warming” are not responsible for their own hateful, destructive actions because, essentially, “the planet made them do it.”

This fits perfectly with the victimology of the hate-filled Left, which now openly justifies murdering individuals they don’t like in order to halt their free speech. It also reinforces the “victimology” philosophy of the failing Left by providing a convenient excuse for rioters who destroy property, commit arson and physically attack innocents. Their excuse is now, “global warming made me do it.”

Let’s examine the assertions in the analysis published by Courtney Plante, postdoctoral “fellow” at Iowa State University and Craig A. Anderson, billed as “a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University.”

Rioters aren’t responsible for their actions… it’s global warming!

“When people get uncomfortably hot, their tempers, irritability, and likelihood of physical aggression and violence increase,” says the analysis, implying that global warming somehow turns all of society into a kind of “Hell’s Kitchen” sweltering oven that relieves people of responsibility for their actions.

To state what should be obvious by now, even the most ardent supporters of global warming assert that global temperatures have risen very slightly, from an average of about 57 degrees (F) to just barely over one degree higher (58.7 degrees). Are we now to believe that people calmly sitting in a root at 57 degrees will become enraged, violent rioters at 58.7 degrees? That’s the absurdity put forward by these scientists.

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Media Whitewash: Creating Sympathetic Propaganda

Daniel Ramirez Medina was allowed to stay in the United States, under Obama, as an illegal immigrant, brought here as a 7 year old child (DACA – “dreamers”). ICE Agents had a warrant for the arrest of his father, a previously deported, convicted felon, but here are 3 different major publications who paint a sympathetic picture of the subject in custody:

CNN

The man, Daniel Ramirez Medina, has twice been granted deferred action and employment authorization under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, his lawyers said. The program, announced in 2012, is meant to temporarily shield qualified individuals from deportation.

The case raises questions about what it could mean for Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. Ramirez came to the US from Mexico when he was 7 years old and became a DACA recipient in 2014 and renewed in 2016, according to court papers filed by his attorneys.

Immigration rights groups say they believe this may be the first time a Dreamer has been arrested without cause.

LA Times

Immigration agents have detained and threatened to deport a 23-year-old immigrant in Washington state who came to the U.S. illegally as a 7-year-old and later received protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a new lawsuit says.

Daniel Ramirez Medina was arrested at his father’s home south of Seattle on Friday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, according to a lawsuit filed by civil rights lawyers in federal court in Seattle this week. Ramirez is being held at a federal immigration detention facility in Tacoma, Wash.

Reuters

U.S. immigration authorities have detained a 23-year-old Mexican man who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and given a work permit during the Obama administration, according to a lawsuit challenging the detention in Seattle federal court.

The man’s lawyers say this could be the first time under U.S. President Donald Trump that a person covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, has been taken into immigration custody. The program was established in 2012 by Democratic President Barack Obama to allow those brought to the country while young to attend school and work.

Ethan Dettmer, a partner in the law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and one of the lawyers representing the man, Daniel Ramirez Medina, said he is not aware of any other DACA recipient who has been arrested.

Alright, now don’t you feel sufficient disgust for mean old Donald Trump? I mean, the nerve, going after this helpless kid who was just minding his own business, at the home of his previously deported, convicted felon, father. What none of these source bother to mention is that when being question by ICE agents, who asked if this DREAMer was in the country legally, he became belligerent and identified himself as a gang member. ICE promptly placed him under arrest as a danger to public safety and transferred him to Tacoma pending deportation proceedings.

They didn’t arrest his younger brother, because the younger – brother who was also here illegally and likewise protected under DACA – is not a belligerent,gang-banging criminal. This story has nothing to do with DACA or his DACA status. ICE agents are not arresting people who are covered by DACA.

They are arresting persons illegally in the US, who are threats to public order and safety – without regard to their DACA status. This is how the press white-washes the stories they tell.

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Creating Conservatives: Left Eats Another One Of Its Own

Any slave caught leaving the plantation, will be beaten and pilloried, by the other slaves.

Chadwick Moore, a 33-year-old journalist who lives in Williamsburg, had been a lifelong liberal. Then, last September, he penned a profile for Out magazine of Milo Yiannopoulos — a controversial and outspoken critic of feminism, Muslims and gay rights (despite being openly gay himself). Although the Out story didn’t take a positive stance — or any stance — on Yiannopoulos, Moore found himself pilloried by fellow Democrats and ostracized by longtime friends.

Here, he tells Michael Kaplan his story — including why the backlash drove him to the right.

When Out magazine assigned me an interview with the Breitbart.com rabble-rouser Milo Yiannopoulos, I knew it would be controversial. In the gay and liberal communities in particular, he is a provocative and loathed figure, and I knew featuring him in such a liberal publication would get negative attention. He has been repeatedly kicked off Twitter for, among other things, reportedly inciting racist, sexist bullying of “Ghostbusters” actress Leslie Jones. Before interviewing Yiannopoulos, I thought he was a nasty attention-whore, but I wanted to do a neutral piece on him that simply put the facts out there.

After the story posted online in the early hours of Sept. 21, I woke up to more than 100 Twitter notifications on my iPhone. Trolls were calling me a Nazi, death threats rolled in and a joke photo that I posed for in a burka served as “proof” that I am an Islamophobe.

I’m not.

Most disconcertingly, it wasn’t just strangers voicing radical discontent. Personal friends of mine — men in their 60s who had been my longtime mentors — were coming at me. They wrote on Facebook that the story was “irresponsible” and “dangerous.” A dozen or so people unfriended me. A petition was circulated online, condemning the magazine and my article. All I had done was write a balanced story on an outspoken Trump supporter for a liberal, gay magazine, and now I was being attacked. I felt alienated and frightened.

This really is a feel good story. This man set out to do an honest story and was threatened with death, for daring to think for himself. This shit that left does, in ostracizing those who think for themselves? Yeah, the alt-right does it, too. That’s why I’ll never join the alt-right. I will never demand that others believe as I do! Not. Ever.

“The left has become completely puritanical and it’s very off-putting. I realized that, for the first time in my adult life, I was outside of the liberal bubble and looking in. What I saw was ugly, lock step, incurious and mean-spirited.~Chadwick Moore [This applies to the new right, also.]

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Someone Killed The Wrong Fat Mongoloid

Meh. One more down, anyway.

The estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been murdered in Malaysia, a South Korean government source said on Tuesday.

Kim Jong Nam, the older half brother of the North Korean leader, was known to spend a significant amount of his time outside the country and had spoken out publicly against his family’s dynastic control of the isolated state.

In a statement, Malaysian police said the dead man, aged 46, held a passport under the name Kim Chol.

Kim Jong Nam has been caught in the past using forged travel documents.

Police official Fadzil Ahmat said the cause of Kim’s death was not yet known, and a post mortem would be carried out on the body.

“So far there are no suspects, but we have started investigations and are looking at a few possibilities to get leads,” Fadzil told Reuters.

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Singer Wore MAGA Dress To Grammy Awards

As Twitchy reported, the lovely Joy Villa wore a “Make America Great Again” dress to the Grammys and of course it caused a big ol’ stir. CeeLo Green covered himself head to toe in gold and even he didn’t get more notice than Villa did.

And of course since she dared to be different from the typical celebrity elites and show her patriotism, the Left and SJWs came out of the woodwork to attack her on Twitter. We couldn’t include most of them because they were just that foul but go ahead and take a look at their “tolerance”:

Needless to say, the SJW crowd did their best to try and destroy her. They failed. Miserably. Six of her albums were immediately thrust into the Top 20 on Amazon music.

#MakeMyMusicCareerGreatAgain

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Refuse To Conform!

Anyone else notice we’re being forced to choose between leftist populism and alt-right populism?

Be your own person and choose neither. That is what individual liberty is all about.

No individual’s rights should be subject to the approval of the collective.

You live your life. I’ll live mine. As long as we respect that boundary, everyone remains free and no one gets hurt.

Refuse to conform.

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The Man Who Refused To Be King

Three times he relinquished absolute power.

George Washington is the face on the one-dollar bill and – these days – the smiling face of Presidents’ Day sales. Most of us know he was the first president of the United States. But why is that important? What else do we know about him?

George Washington was the man who established the American republic. He led the revolutionary army against the British Empire, he served as the first president, and most importantly he stepped down from power.

George Washington was a great man who understood that character is more important than power. I think my admiration for the men of our history is the primary driver behind my disapproval of the political opportunists who run our country…to include Donald Trump. This thirst for power over others is something I have always despised. I fought against it as a young man, fought against it as a cop, and have been in innumerable fisticuffs as a result of my hatred of others pushing people around.

There are men who wield power with great caution and abnegation, but none are wont to wade into the cesspool we’ve allowed to invade our public space.

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The Politics Of Those Who Refuse To Conform

The politics of the free:

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ATF Looking At De-Regulation Of Suppressors

And here I was, thinking they were all just big government dickheads…

The Washington Post recently obtained an 11-page “white paper” written by the second-highest-ranking official at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that proposes 15 policy changes, including the deregulation of suppressors and firearm imports, and a clarification of the infamous “arm-brace” rule.

The author, ATF Associate Deputy Director Roland Turk, published the paper “to provide the new Administration and the Bureau multiple options… to reduce or modify [firearm] regulations.”

Taken as a whole, the list focuses on reducing paperwork, streamlining regulations, saving taxpayer dollars, and clarifying policies.

But gun enthusiasts are most excited about several of Turk’s individual proposals.

The rule change garnering the most attention calls for the redefinition of “silencers” to allow for easier access by consumers. Ultimately, Turk wants suppressors to be removed from the National Firearms Act, a 1934 law that imposed a $200 tax stamp and additional paperwork for any suppressor purchase.

This is a very interesting article about the full-auto(select fire) M1 Garand, worked on during the war.

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