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Tulsa Oklahoma Cop Indicted

Tulsa OK police officer Betty Shelby has been charged with 1st degree manslaughter in the killing of Terence Crutcher.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a white Oklahoma police officer with first-degree manslaughter Thursday, less than a week after she killed an unarmed black man on a city street and just days after police released graphic videos, saying in court documents the officer “reacted unreasonably.”

Tulsa officer Betty Shelby fatally shot 40-year-old  on Sept. 16. The affidavit filed with the charge says Shelby “reacted unreasonably by escalating the situation from a confrontation with Mr. Crutcher, who was not responding to verbal commands and was walking away from her with his hands held up, becoming emotionally involved to the point that she over reacted.” AP Story here

I hope and pray that this prosecution in OK is not akin to the biased one of the multiple police officers in Baltimore – all of whom were acquitted. I hope this officer has been properly charged, and will receive a fair trial without racial unrest. Our nation needs a rest from racial unrest. And with all the current rioting in Charlotte, NC, to the point that the NC Governor has declared a state of emergency and called out the National Guard, here, along with all of the general angst associated with this election, I feel our nation is limping toward the election and racing toward very bad racial strife. I sense, as has happened before, the evil hand of Soros hard at work fanning the flames of unrest and division, and I am certain that he would love to see this nation crippled by racial unrest and violence. I pray he does not get his wish.

 

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More Soros Mischief

George Soros, a man of malicious heart and huge wealth, has done great damage to America by funding leftist initiatives and groups. In the area of voting this has been especially true. For instance, Soros funded two 2014 efforts: one to expand electronic and online voting here; and a second regarding so called restrictive voting issues such as challenging voter identification laws in the courts here – initiatives facilitating vote manipulation and vote fraud.

On September 21, 2016, however, Soros truly outdid himself in launching an initiative in Great Britain to capture the US expat votes through use of an online tool publicized by a Soros funded US leftist charity named Avaaz.

According to Avaaz, only about 12% of the 8 million expat population registered to vote in the last presidential election. Avaaz hopes to tap into this reservoir of voters, and has started its efforts in Britain because they feel the expats there are more likely to be progressive leftists because some 56% have masters degrees and have been Demoncrat Party donors over the last three presidential elections.

Avaaz claims to have some 30 million people worldwide pushing its expat online voting tool, and hopes its use will be an October surprise. Soros-Linked ‘October Surprise That Will End Trump’

I find George Soros evil, and have for a long time. I pray often that his influence and financial power will diminish, and that he will experience healing of heart and soul. Imagine what good he could accomplish if God struck him decent. Ditto for myself. And, of course, I hope all leftist American expats will stay with their tried and true 12% voting participation no matter how much their ostensible 30 million leftie buddies beg them to vote.

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The Source Of My Trumpophobia

You know why Donald Trump scared me, from the moment he began to gain serious traction? Brownshirts. I saw the quasi-religious zealotry exhibited by supporters and it scared the ever-loving shit out of me.

It terrifies me to see the decay-rate of our society. In 15 years we’ve gone from a country that pretended to be civilized with one another to a nation of people whose chosen tribe is the only matter-of-import to most Americans. We’re black or white, right or left, straight or gay. There is no middle ground allowed anywhere these days. That is firmly in the lap of the new left.

Through the devolution of our society I knew the day would come when a strongman got the attention – and support – of a great many Americans. Barack Obama was the leftist iteration of this political-wing zeitgeist. Progressives got there before us because Barry was the anti-Bush.

Now, the right wing has their strongman. Strongmen are scary because people abandon their values to be part of the groupthink. One need only read a history book to prove this assertion.

The loyalty of Donald Trump’s supporters (not the hold-you-nose-ers) – Trumpions – were ardent in their support. They’d found their prophet and no amount of intellectual discourse was going to sway them. I have no issue with the single-issue voter, the ‘hold-your-nose-er’, or the ‘just not Hillary’ voter.

Whatever their reason, this cult found a personality to rally around – just like the left. That their chosen personality was a lifelong progressive mattered not. He promised to give them all manner of unicorns & pixie-dust which science, history, and a limited Constitutional republic have proven are not possible.

I’m approaching 7 years of writing and debating on this venerable forum. Through all of these years, there has been a single constant: intellectual integrity.

While I have certainly chosen my words carefully on a few occasions, I have never bitten my tongue for fear of offending sensibilities or being unpopular.

I have thrown out many an idea to create a debate and waited to see what if anyone bites. Then, I engage and hope to end with a circumspect view of whatever matter I’d chosen.

I take great pride in having changed some of my most strongly-held beliefs because they were logically inconsistent with the over-riding view I espouse (example: I no longer support the death penalty because it’s logically inconsistent with my view that the right to life has primacy over all other rights).

I have tried – since the Donald’s nomination became a fait accompli – not to disparage the man in my posts. I have no such compunction against arguing my beliefs in the comments section. I don’t give a filthy rat’s ass if people like it or not. I’m here to engage in intellectual discourse and absolutely noting is off topic.

If you want everyone to agree with you and support your turd, go to Breitbart. They don’t give a shit about intellectual integrity. They’re in Trump’s pocket and they’re unashamed. The Real Revo is not.

This is not a Republican website. This is a site for people to enjoy the many facets of a free society by engaging free minds, free markets, and free people. Speaking only for myself, I don’t care if you’re tired of hearing me bash Donald Trump or not. I will continue to avoid bashing him in my essays, but my comments will always be unfettered, unadulterated, and 100% mine.

If that’s troubling to you, you might just as well find somewhere else to hang out or quit reading anything with my name next to it. When Donald Trump is elected, I will continue to rail against any position or action he takes, with which I happen to disagree. I will not change for you or anyone else.

The idea that people now have a problem with this site because we refuse to bend an intellectual knee to Donald Trump is antithetical to everything we stand for and anathema to the free mind. That people who have faithfully read here for years, would discount our values and our efforts because our legitimate criticisms happen to align with a dislike for Donald Trump is as disheartening as it is re-affirming of my fear of a President Donald J. Trump.

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HRC Appointed Donors To 240 Positions At State Dept

It’s not illegal, but it speaks to her character when 40% of her appointments went to donors.

Hillary Clinton placed dozens of her donors on State Department advisory boards between 2009 and 2012, federal records show.

The former secretary of state’s agency appointed 194 donors who had given either to her family’s foundation, her political campaigns, or both, or were affiliated with groups that had.

Those donors represented nearly 40 percent of the 511 advisory appointments the State Department made during Clinton’s tenure.

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Prager University: “The Top 5 Issues Facing Black Americans”

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OMG. “Don’t Let Hillary Leave You With Nothing But A Phone For Protection”

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Screechy Harpy Wants To Know Why She Isn’t 50 Points Ahead Of Trump

After watching and listening to this I think I have a clue. What about you?

More at the Washington Post

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Carlos Dangler Should Be In Prison

“Anthony Weiner carried on a months-long online sexual relationship with a troubled 15-year-old girl telling her she made him ‘hard,’ asking her to dress up in ‘school-girl’ outfits and pressing her to engage in ‘rape fantasies'”

The high school girl, whose name is being withheld by DailyMail.com because she is a minor, said the online relationship began last January

The high school girl, whose name is being withheld by DailyMail.com because she is a minor, said the online relationship began last January

The girl says she told him she was 15 and a sophomore in high school; messages confirm he knew she was underage”

Read it all at the UK Daily Mail

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Instapundent banned from Twitter

This is what you see this morning when you go looking for Instapundent’s Twitter feed.

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It would seem Twitter is upset about this Tweet.

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Riots are not peaceful. They are violent and threatening. Anybody remember Reginald Denny?

Running down people who credibly threaten you with violence and force is justifiable. I would just turn on my hazard lights, toot the horn… and then run them down.

It would seem that Twitter has been on a banning binge lately. I think I will self-ban and delete the Real Revo’s Twitter feed. Why provide free content to a hostile entity? What say you?

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Fair trade isn’t.

It is often said that Trump will use trade protectionism because free trade isn’t necessarily fair trade. We are told that if, say, Japan imposes tariffs – aka import taxes – on GM products but the US does not impose tariffs on Toyotas, it is not fair trade.

The question is, to whom is it unfair?

Suppose I want to purchase a Lexus LS (a Toyota product) in 2017.

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I have saved and I am ready to make my purchase but when the day finally arrives, I learn that the price of the car has increased by $10,000 due to a tariff imposed under Trump’s plan.

Trump argues that it is unfair that Tokyo places an import tax on the Chevy Malibu in Japan. He has, in an attempt to benefit General Motors, responded with a retaliatory tariff.

Is this fair to me? No. It represents a significant increase in the cost of the car I want. The cost increase is nothing less than a new federal tax on my household. It benefits me in no way whatsoever but has significantly increased my costs (or forced me to do without a car I want).

Is it fair to the Bill Jones, the owner of the local Toyota/Lexus dealership? No. The increase in the cost of his automobiles due to the new federal tax means that his income has fallen significantly.

Is it fair to the Jack Williamson, the owner of the Chevrolet dealership across the street? It helps him a little in the short run, but not much. For example,I want a Lexus, not a Chevy so I still won’t buy a car from him. Other buyers will, however. In the long run the reduction in competition allows GM to keep prices higher than they otherwise would and higher prices get passed to the consumer. Higher prices mean fewer sales. That is bad for Williamson’s bottom line.

Who does it help? It helps the owners of GM and the UAW.

In other words, the new “fair trade” policy is grossly unfair to consumers and to importers, does little for domestic retailers but is very good for GM and its union.

The federal government intervened in the market, took money from the pockets of millions of consumers and put it in the pockets of GM and the UAW. There is absolutely, positively nothing fair about that.

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WMDs used in Iraq?

That’s right. ISIS is evidently deploying chemical weapons against US troops.

There was a time when a chemical attack against US troops would have warranted a “we interrupt this program” news flash on every network.

There was a time when use of weapons prohibited by the laws of land warfare would have dominated the news for weeks.

There was a time when using chemical weapons against US troops would have resulted in a massive retaliatory strike that would have caused the entire world to tremble.

Not anymore.

ISIS is suspected of firing a shell with mustard agent that landed at the Qayyara air base in Iraq Tuesday where US and Iraqi troops are operating, according to several US officials.

The shell was categorized by officials as either a rocket or artillery shell. After it landed on the base, just south of Mosul, US troops tested it and received an initial reading for a chemical agent they believe is mustard.

No US troops were hurt or have displayed symptoms of exposure to mustard agent.

Sooner or later they will get lucky and the results will be horrific.

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Hope and Change

The cameraman was attacked from behind at the end of this short video.

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Losing Autonomy

The lengths gone to to promote the farcical “proven” “consensus” on anthropomorphic global warming (AGW), now relabeled climate change, are truly remarkable.

Toyota provides a recent example, among many to choose from, of a business’ contortions to support the AGW hoax in revealing its new car powered by hydrogen made from sewage.

“In Fukuoka, Japan, the automaker is converting human waste into hydrogen to fuel the Mirai. The process is pretty simple. At a wastewater treatment plant, like the Fukuoka City Central Water Processing Plant, sewage is separated into liquid and solid waste. The solid waste, called sewage sludge, is exactly what it sounds like: a foul-smelling, brown lump. Most sewage sludge is thrown in landfills.

But in Fukuoka, microorganisms are added to the mix. These microorganisms break down the solid waste, creating biogas, about 60% methane and 40% carbon dioxide. Then, workers filter out the CO₂ and add water vapor, which creates hydrogen and more CO₂. They extract the CO₂ again, and voila: pure hydrogen.” Sewage sludge powered electric car

So … to protect the planet from the evil pollutant CO2, and save the planet from fictional AGW, we’re making poop cars and releasing copious amounts of, wait for it, CO2! in the process. We are Toyota and we are proud!

Really? Sadly so. But if it were just poop cars in the offing I’d be OK with that. The car would succeed … or not.

Unfortunately our “Betters” have another plan in store for us. That plan is the self-driving (driver-less) car, an invention that sounds pretty cool. Right? Well … maybe not.

Now there are already problems with self-driving cars. There has been at least one fatality,Self-Driving Tesla Was Involved in Fatal Crash, other accidents,
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and here, mostly because self-driving cars strictly following traffic laws causes accidents because humans don’t. Lastly, hacking is a major concern. Researchers hack Tesla Model S

But the problem I see with self-driving cars is far bigger than these issues. The problem I see is the loss of individual autonomy.

Addressing, in a recent essay, Lyft’s (an Uber competitor) projected move to self-driving cars, Lyft’s President predicted that personal car ownership would come to an end because using companies like Lyft would be so much cheaper than car ownership.

Lyft article: autonomous cars and end of personal car ownership

I suggest … no, I know, that a future as seen by Lyft is one where we will have lost our freedom of movement – our autonomy. Why? Because once we no longer have the freedom to hop in our car and take off to any destination of our choice, then we are relegated to using either public transportation of a service like Lyft or Uber to get around. But the problem with that is, again, that we no longer control where we are going. We will have given over that control to others.

The thing about others controlling something you use is that those who allow use may also disallow it.

And while those others in control of your movement, once private cars are gone, may initially be a private company, given the nature of government, it will not take long before government will take ultimate control of your transportation.

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Russian Missile Strike kills 30 Western Intelligence Officers outside of Aleppo

This is all part of the big time Cease-Fire we’ve got going on over there right now.

I thank the foreign press for bringing us this news story.

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Putin makes himself clear regarding Syrian Airspace

WARNING : Russia Issues New “Rules of Engagement” in Syria: Any Aircraft Threatening the Syrian Army WILL BE SHOT DOWN (US/Turkey/Israel in the cross-hairs!)

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I am a sworn member of #NeverTrump but, damn…

…this video comes pretty close to convincing me to vote for the douchebag.

I mean, at about the two minute mark I was convinced that a vote for a candidate from a deep-blue state, a man who had no political experience, a long record of left-wing views, a penchant for conspiracy theories, a disastrous personal life, a messy business career, a truckload of racist baggage, and an appalling habit of toadying to Vladimir Putin is a moral obligation that I cannot ignore.

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Obama’s CIA director voted for a Communist Party member for president

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Yep. That sounds about right.

At his first polygraph test to enter the CIA, the future director had a secret.

John Brennan on Thursday recalled being asked a standard question for a top security clearance at his early CIA lie detector test: Have you ever worked with or for a group that was dedicated to overthrowing the US?

“I froze,” Brennan said during a panel discussion about diversity in the intelligence community at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference. “This was back in 1980, and I thought back to a previous election where I voted, and I voted for the Communist Party candidate,”

There is also evidence that he has converted to Islam.

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“… The Seduction Of Easy Answers…”

While reading an article in Financial Resistance titled, “7 Signs Chicago is a Now a “Third-World” City”, I came across this gem:

“4. Declining Industry”

This is the aftermath of free trade agreements which export jobs overseas, destroy middle class jobs, and enrich corporate elites.

This is the aftermath of free trade agreements which export jobs overseas, destroy middle class jobs, and enrich corporate elites.

Chicago is one of the many “rust belt” American cities that have seen a major decline in their manufacturing industry. Just like Detroit, free trade agreements have ravaged Chicago’s industrial core, leaving thousands unemployed and destroying much of the middle class. While there are many reasons for Chicago’s economic decline, “free trade” is one of the biggest factors.”

RD Walker told in a comment to a post below of a prayer that asks for protection from easy answers. This writer is a good example of what the prayer refers to.

Obviously, the writer has taken a position against free trade. The way he presents it, though, is diabolical and wrong. Why do you think he is wrong?

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“Is Something Nefarious Probing the Entire Internet for Weakness?”

This is an article in Popular Mechanics.

“Reports indicate someone might be slowly learning to take it all down.”

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According to Bruce Schneier, an expert on cybersecurity who has previously spoken to Popular Mechanics about topics such as infrastructure hacking and airport security, something or someone is slowly and systematically testing the limits of the systems that make up the very framework of the internet.

The weapon of choice appears to be Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, in which actors with billions-strong armies of virus-infected “zombie” PCs (called botnets) direct torrents of internet traffic at their target until it collapses under the weight. If you visualize it, it looks something like this:

The little dots are incoming requests, and the paddle is the server darting around to deal with them and send them back. You can probably figure out which ones are legitimate, and which one are part of the attack.”

The dramatic music is a nice touch.

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The War Of Words & Why We’re Losing

Conservatives take it as a given that those less-fortunate are in the situation they are largely-due to the choices that they’ve made.

The City of Seattle is a perfect example of this. Seattle’s homeless population is just over 3,000 people. Seattle’s progressive policies of allowing the homeless to sleep/camp (anywhere that isn’t zoned residential) have only served to encourage the homeless and exacerbate the problem.

As 3,000 people bed down in the cold, rainy, Emerald City each night, there are hundreds of beds – designated for the homeless – lying empty. Why? Why would a homeless person choose to sleep outside when they have hot meals, counseling, beds, showers, and job skill training available to them? (Hint: Because they don’t want to follow the rules as established by the places with these beds available.)

Most of these establishments have rules regarding the consumption of alcohol, the use of drugs, and minimum hygiene standards. The homeless in the city refuse to abide by these rules, so they sleep outside instead.

Our society used to have laws that allowed for the involuntary committal of anyone who was mentally ill, many of whom comprise today’s homeless population. What we have today, is a massive public-health epidemic, not a homeless problem.

Before the leftist revolution of the 1960’s, conservatives were the voice of compassion.

Private institutions cared for the homeless, the poor, and anyone else who was truly in need. Churches were the backbone of civil society in America. Families stayed together and everyone but the most belligerent seemed to like (or at least respect) the police.

The #BLM movement, while asinine to most thinking people, has several underlying truths which are ignored by parties on both sides of the discussion. From the left, they ignore the culpability of democratic policies in the destruction of the black family & community. From the right, we ignore the fact that blacks are largely targeted by police officers and racism is still very real, though well-masked in a society which no longer accepts anything that hurts someone’s feelings.

Granted, this targeting is (or may be) legitimate (as borne out by impartial FBI crime statistics) but that may not matter to a man who grows up black and experiences race-based mistrust or outright racism or discrimination. He just sees black men getting the short end of the stick and now a movement comes along that’s perfectly-easy to get caught up in.

Conservatives have always stood for the dignity of the individual, but these days it seems like we just jump to draw lines between our tribe and theirs. This is true with regard to race, politics, candidates, sports teams, et al. Humans draw distinctions which separate them from the “others”.

The poor make bad choices.

The homeless are drunks or addicts.

The blacks are just using this #BLM an excuse to ______…

With each of these type of self-reinforcing justifications, we add another brick to the wall that separates “us” from “them”.

We seem to have lost our ability to express our concern for others, when discussing the issues of our day and until we bring our concern for others back into the conversation, we will continue to lose the war of words and thus, degenerate as a society.

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Millions of Dollars down the drain

My response to the amount of money that Hillary Clinton is spending on political ads, outspending Trump many times over has always been that it is money down the drain. It’s not giving her any advantages. The reasons are many but I simply state it as a sales campaign for a defective product.

The Clinton Campaign blames the advertisement medium.

They say “It’s just not as effective a means of advertising as it used to be”. Yeah, especially considering what you are selling. She’s a pile of crap that can’t even attract flies.

Mass delusion is so much fun.

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Filipino F-Bomber strikes the EU

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I love this guy

I wish him good health and a long life.

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American Taliban

‘We Out Like The Taliban!’ Charlotte Citizens Riot After Police Shooting [VIDEO]

Cop shoots an armed suspect who posed an immediate threat.

City set on fire.

Rinse, repeat.

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What A Dying Country Looks Like

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