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“Clinton’s pathetic ‘Colin Powell made me do it’ defense”

Heh.

“Rich White Lady Scapegoats Black Veteran”

From Instapundit

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More at the New York Post

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Next Will Be The Secret Recipe For Coca Cola

It must be a slow news day.

“Colonel Sanders’ nephew discloses KFC’s secret ‘11 herbs and spices’ to reporter”

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A handwritten list of 11 herbs and spices discovered in a scrapbook owned by Colonel Sanders’ second wife may be the top-secret “original recipe” that his Kentucky chicken franchise has kept under lock and key for the last several decades, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday.

Freelance reporter Jay Jones said he saw the recipe during a recent meeting in Corbin, Kentucky, with Joe Ledington, a 67-year-old retired teacher who worked as a kid for his uncle, Kentucky Fried Chicken founder “Colonel” Harland Sanders.”

More revelation from the Washington Times

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Looks Like The Fed Has Decided Against A Rate Hike

“Fed Admits Another $4 Trillion In QE Will Be Needed To Offset An “Economic Shock””

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Janet Yellin

In a Fed Staff working paper released over the weekend titled “Gauging the Ability of the FOMC to Respond to Future Recessions” and penned by deputy director of the division of research and statistics at the Fed, the author concludes that “simulations of the FRB/US model of a severe recession suggest that large-scale asset purchases and forward guidance about the future path of the federal funds rate should be able to provide enough additional accommodation to fully compensate for a more limited [ability] to cut short-term interest rates in most, but probably not all, circumstances.”

More at Zero Hedge

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Artificial Libertarian Is Actually A Progressive

“Gary Johnson Backs CO2 ‘Fee’ To Fight Global Warming”

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DailyCaller: Libertarian Party presidential nominee and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson said he’s no skeptic of man-made global warming and endorsed a “fee” on carbon dioxide emissions.

It’s all part of his “free market” approach to global warming, Johnson told the Juneau Empire in an article published Sunday.

“I do believe that climate change is occurring,” Johnson said. “I do believe that it is man-caused” and “that there can be and is a free-market approach to climate change.”

Johnson’s “free market” approach to global warming includes “a fee — not a tax, he said — placed on carbon” to make those who emit the greenhouse gas pay the supposed cost of their actions, according to the Juneau Empire.”

More at iOTW

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Some Are Calling The Louisiana Flooding A ‘1,000 Year Flood’

I prefer the term ‘UnPresidented’.

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Driving Through Detroit At Night

NSFW

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Hillary Has Made Colin Powell Unhappy

“A Displeased Colin Powell Accuses Hillary Of “Trying To Pin” Email Scandal On His Advice”

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“Whoa, don’t blame me.”

As the NYT first reported on Friday, in the latest attempt to justify her use of a private email server, the FBI notes from Hillary Clinton’s deposition revealed that she told federal investigators that former Secretary of State Colin Powell suggested she use a personal email account as he had done.

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Overnight, a rather displeased Colin Powell said Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been trying to use him to help justify her use of a private email server while she was secretary of State.”

More at Zero Hedge

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Germans Get Into Prepping

Even if you don’t live in Germany this is a darned good idea. But only there does the government mandate it.

“Germans Told to Stockpile Food and Water in Case of Attack or Catastrophe”

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As Germany’s Angela Merkel faces increasing pressure regarding her nation’s security, the German government has issued a civil defense report addressing the role the German people are to play.

Reuters reports:

For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the German government plans to tell citizens to stockpile food and water in case of an attack or catastrophe, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper reported on Sunday.

Germany is currently on high alert after two Islamist attacks and a shooting rampage by a mentally unstable teenager last month. Berlin announced measures earlier this month to spend considerably more on its police and security forces and to create a special unit to counter cyber crime and terrorism.

“The population will be obliged to hold an individual supply of food for ten days,” the newspaper quoted the government’s “Concept for Civil Defence” – which has been prepared by the Interior Ministry – as saying.”

From here

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Well Worth Sharing…

… Especially with young people.

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It’s The Money, Stupid

A few people in the media are beginning to notice that the major news outlets are biased. They must be dim-witted or otherwise slow. The average reader or viewer has seen it for years. Here is an article in the New York Post. The writer tells us that he has noticed the bias – finally.

Wealthy progressives are paying for stories favorable to their pet candidates. The media people are taking the money and giving them what they want.

“American journalism is collapsing before our eyes”

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The largest broadcast networks — CBS, NBC and ABC — and major newspapers like The New York Times and Washington Post have jettisoned all pretense of fair play. Their fierce determination to keep Trump out of the Oval Office has no precedent.

Indeed, no foreign enemy, no terror group, no native criminal gang, suffers the daily beating that Trump does. The mad mullahs of Iran, who call America the Great Satan and vow to wipe Israel off the map, are treated gently by comparison.”

There must be something about living in New York City or Washington DC that insulates writers from the reality the rest of Americans see. When they finally see it they are shocked – shocked, I say.

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Another One Of Your Betters Wants To Tell You How To Live

A writer named Karen Heller tries the ‘Holier than thou’ position on for size but fails. “We don’t live with air conditioning. (Don’t pay any attention to the window air conditioner in the bedroom.)” I mean, if you’re going to try to come off as a martyr maybe you should actually die or something.

“I don’t need air conditioning, and neither do you”

My family lives without air con­ditioning, except for one antique, ­semi-comatose window unit that “cools” the bedroom to approximately the same temperature as Dallas at dusk.

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There are people among you, friends even, who live without artificial cooling during what are affectionately known as the dog days of summer. One-third of American households don’t have air conditioning, according to the Energy Department. Many of those, of course, can’t afford it, but people don’t like AC for a variety of reasons beyond cost: environmental, aesthetic, nostalgic, social and cultural.

And, yes, to humble-brag, which I may be doing right now, about our greater tolerance, lower carbon footprint and puny electric bills, which are half the temperature outside.”

Humble-brag? Now there’s an invented term. Also, of course there are people who live without AC. Some people don’t live in the south.

Another stupid article from the Washington Post

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“It’s Disheartening…”

An understatement if there ever was one. This comment from Birmingham, Alabama police lieutenant Sean Edwards after 85 year-old Gene Dacus was killed in his back yard by an 18 year old man who poured gasoline on him and set him on fire.

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On Thursday, police charged 18-year-old Thomas Sims with capital murder in the case, meaning that he could potentially receive the death penalty. He is being held on no bond, according to AL.com. It is unclear if he has a lawyer or if he has entered a plea.

Birmingham Police Lt. Sean Edwards told AL.com that it appears Dacus and Sims got into an argument, before the teenage doused him with gasoline and lit him on fire.

“It’s disheartening to see someone this young go to this level of violence,” Edwards said. “To me, what he did to that elderly gentleman is evil at its finest.”

From the Washington Post

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Fifty-One Homicides In Chicago So Far In August

It sounds like Chicago is competing with Caracas, Venezuela for the title of ‘Most Dangerous City’. To make matters worse, they are both gun-free zones. That just makes the bad guys bolder.

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Another excerpt from Hey Jackass:

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The Real Revo May Come To An End

The internet has worked because there is little or no censorship. Opposing views as well as friendly ones are available here. That’s because it is controlled by the freest country in the world. If control is turned over to a multi-national group like this it will become less free, more complex, and more expensive. Access will require a payment of some kind in order to pay for the managers.

“America to hand off Internet in under two months”

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The Department of Commerce is set to hand off the final vestiges of American control over the Internet to international authorities in less than two months, officials have confirmed.

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The move means the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which is responsible for interpreting numerical addresses on the Web to a readable language, will move from U.S. control to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a multistakeholder body based in Los Angeles that includes countries such as China and Russia.”

Read the rest at the Washington Examiner

Self-start video below.

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I’m Surprised Maduro Waited This Long

This is so typical of socialists. They are wrong on every count and they are wrong on guns. Disarming the law-abiding public, in effect making the entire city of Caracas a gun-free zone will not make citizens safer. It will make the gangs stronger. As the article says, they are getting the guns and ammunition from corrupt police. That will not stop.

Corrupt cops can be gang members, too, especially now that victims can’t defend themselves.

“Venezuela crushes 2,000 guns in public, plans registry of bullets”

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(Reuters) – Venezuelan police crushed and chopped up nearly 2,000 shotguns and pistols in a Caracas city square on Wednesday, as the new interior minister relaunched a long-stalled gun control campaign in one of the world’s most crime-ridden countries.

Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said the event marked the renewal of efforts to disarm Venezuelans, through a combination of seizures and a voluntary program to swap guns for electrical goods.

Venezuela has the world’s second highest murder rate and the street gangs that plague its poor neighborhoods have become increasingly heavily armed in recent years, at a time when a deep recession has reduced resources available to police.

Gangs often get weapons from the police, either by stealing them or buying them from corrupt officers, experts say.”

Venezuela has the second-highest murder rate but Caracas has the worst.

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From Reuters

Hat tip to Zero Hedge

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Brad Thor: “My Military Friend Says, “If The Choice Is Between Certain Death And Possible Death Choose Possible Death”

I understand that where we live Glenn Beck’s show is tape delayed. I learned to accept that when in Alaska. This afternoon we heard Glenn Beck’s radio show. On it he had writer Brad Thor. Thor countered Beck’s arguments against Trump by reciting a military truth: “If the choice is between a certain death and possible death always choose ‘Possible’ over ‘Certain’.

It is remarkable how far we have fallen.

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“It’s Snowden Junior”

“Former NSA Employees Say NSA Hack Is The Work Of A “Rogue Insider””

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In an interview with Motherboard, titled “Former NSA Staffers: Rogue Insider Could Be Behind NSA Data Dump” an anonymous insider has said that the chances of a hacker remotely breaking into the National Security Agency’s systems are very unlikely. Despite accusations that the leak is Russia’s meddling, the data dropped online under the name “the Shadow Brokers” would have required someone with the ability to access the NSA’s server, the former NSA employee told the news outlet.

As Motherboard puts it, an insider could have stolen the NSA hacking tools from the NSA, in a similar fashion to how former NSA contractor Edward Snowden stole an untold number of the spy agency’s top secret documents. This theory is being pushed by someone who claims to be, himself, a former NSA insider.”

More at Zero Hedge

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Ben Shapiro: “I Know Trump’s New Campaign Chairman, Steve Bannon. Here’s What You Need To Know.”

Shapiro worked for Bannon. We have mentioned here that the Breitbart news site has become what Andrew Breitbart hated. Bannon led that change. Bannon has been called a ‘Bare-knuckle fighter’ and worse.

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Steven K. Bannon

Here’s what you need to know about Bannon, as well as new campaign manager Kellyanne Conway.

1. Steve Bannon Turned Breitbart Into Trump Pravda For His Own Personal Gain.
2. Bannon Uses Celebrity Conservatives To Elevate His Personal Profile.
3. Bannon Took At Least One Major Breitbart Investor For A Serious Ride.
4. Breitbart’s Staff Lusts After Trump Involvement.
5. Under Bannon’s Leadership, Breitbart Openly Embraced The White Supremacist Alt-Right.
6. This Is Precisely The Sort of Corrupt Media Relationship Breitbart Used To Abhor.
7. Trump’s Campaign Strategy Could Be The Launch Of A New Media Outlet.
8. Bannon Is A Legitimately Sinister Figure.

Read the details at The Daily Wire

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As Surely As Night Follows Day – Here Come The Calls For Socialized Medicine

The entire Obamacare bill was designed to do this. It required health insurers to cover pre-existing medical conditions, limited what they could get for premiums, allowed people to sign up for insurance after they were sick, and thus ensured that insurance companies would stop offering healthcare coverage. When that happened there would be no option but single-payer socialized medicine. It was brilliant and the insurance companies fell for it.

Now that the small man has called for single payer expect Hillary Clinton to do so as well.

“Aetna Shows Why We Need a Single Payer”

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Bill Clinton, Robert Reich

The best argument for a single-payer health plan is the recent decision by giant health insurer Aetna to bail out next year from 11 of the 15 states where it sells Obamacare plans.

Aetna’s decision follows similar moves by UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest insurer, and Humana, one of the other giants.

All claim they’re not making enough money because too many people with serious health problems are using the Obamacare exchanges, and not enough healthy people are signing up.

The problem isn’t Obamacare per se. It’s in the structure of private markets for health insurance – which creates powerful incentives to avoid sick people and attract healthy ones. Obamacare is just making the structural problem more obvious.”

From Robert Reich

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Kayaks Will Get You Close To The Action

Sometimes really, really close.

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It’s Working

A couple weeks ago we noted that we support paying slavery reparations to blacks today but they should be paid by Democrats because they were the slave owners.

It looks like they have taken it to heart. A hundred million is a lot of reparations.

“Black Lives Matter cashes in with $100 million from liberal foundations”

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For all its talk of being a street uprising, Black Lives Matter is increasingly awash in cash, raking in pledges of more than $100 million from liberal foundations and others eager to contribute to what has become the grant-making cause du jour.

The Ford Foundation and Borealis Philanthropy recently announced the formation of the Black-Led Movement Fund [BLMF], a six-year pooled donor campaign aimed at raising $100 million for the Movement for Black Lives coalition.”

Read it all at the Washington Times

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A Million Bucks For Hillary’s Medical Records

“Unprecedented $1 Million Bounty For Hillary Clinton Medical Records”

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TruePundit.com was the first and only news organization to offer a reward for Hillary Clinton’s medical records in recent days, first promising $20,000 for the ailing Presidential candidate’s records before increasing the windfall to $50,000.

Hillary Clinton’s health has deteriorated so much in recent weeks that a physician is at the Democratic presidential nominee’s side at all times and ready to administer emergency medication via military- style auto-injector to help prevent severe seizures and brain damage and who knows what else.

As calls for Clinton to release her own records have been ignored and even laughed off by her pompous campaign, True Pundit is now offering an unprecedented reward of $1 Million (One Million Dollars US) for Clinton’s true medical records.”

More at True Pundit

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I Wonder What Law They Broke

“Men Armed With Rifles, Dressed In Tactical Gear Arrested After Pursuit”

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police Tuesday arrested two men who were allegedly seen dressed in full tactical gear threatening to ambush officers.”

If you watch the video from CBS you will see that the men were not threatening the officers. The ‘Ambush’ claim makes no sense, especially since the police left them alone. They followed them to their home and arrested them there.

There was video footage of two individuals … ,” Green said. “So, investigatively, since then we’ve been moving forward to try and determine if
these are legal assault weapons, and what the intentions of the individuals were.”

No injuries were reported.”

More at CBS Los Angeles

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Why Do They Call It ‘Snus’?

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It all goes back to Sweden:

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Another Anti-Clinton Writer Shoots Himself

“Anti-Clinton Author Found Dead at 54”

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Image from WRSA

Anti Clinton author Scott Robert Makufka, better known as his penname Victor Thorn, was found dead this past week.

Thorn was the author of several anti-Clinton books over the years.

Victor Thorn spoke with Texe Marrs about ‘The Clinton Body-Count’ a few months before being found dead on his birthday, 1st August, apparently from a self inflicted gunshot wound.”

More at the Gateway Pundit

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