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  • Facebook Deletes Melania Trump Photos, Claims They’re ‘Hate Speech’
    Big Tech ramping up censorship efforts ahead of 2020 election.
  • Kevin Smith: 'I got a phone call from Harvey Weinstein a week before the #MeToo thing broke'
    As Kevin Smith returns in 'Jay and Silent Bob Reboot', the actor, director and podcaster tells Gerard Gilbert about the changes in his life post-heart attack, a third Clerks film, and why he doesn't believe 'woke culture' is killing comedy
  • 'INCIDENT AT FORT BRAGG' MOVIE SET TO TELL 'TRUE STORY' OF SOLDIER'S EXORCISM...
    'INCIDENT AT FORT BRAGG' MOVIE SET TO TELL 'TRUE STORY' OF SOLDIER'S EXORCISM... (Third column, 10th story, link) Drudge Report Feed needs your support!   Become a Patron
  • The Fed's Answer To The Ghastly Monster Of Its Own Creation
    The Fed's Answer To The Ghastly Monster Of Its Own Creation Authored by MN Gordon via EconomicPrism.com, The launch angle of the U.S. stock market over the past decade has been steep and relentless.  The S&P 500, after bottoming out at 666 on March 6, 2009, has rocketed up over 370 percent.  New highs continue to be reached practically every day. Over this stretch, many investors have been conditioned to believe the stock market only goes up.  That blindly pumping money into an S&P 500 ETF is the key to investment riches.  In good time, this conditioning will be recalibrated with a rude awakening.  You can count on it. In the interim, the bull market may continue a bit longer…or it may not.  But, to be clear, after a 370 percent run-up, buying the S&P 500 represents a speculation on price.  A gamble that the launch angle furthers its steep trajectory.  Here’s why… Over the past decade, the U.S. economy, as measured by nominal gross domestic product (GDP), has increased about 50 percent.  This plots a GDP launch angle that is underwhelming when compared to the S&P 500.  Corporate earnings have fallen far short of share prices. Hence, the bull market in stocks is not a function of a booming economy.  Rather, it’s a function of Fed madness.  And its existence becomes ever more perilous with each passing day. Central planners at the Fed – like other major central banks – have taken monetary policy to a state of madness.  Zero interest rate policy, negative interest rate policy, quantitative easing, operation twist, quantitative tightening, reserve management, repo market intervention, not-QE, mass-asset purchases, and more. These schemes have fostered massive growth in public and private debt with nothing but lackluster economic growth to show.  What’s more, these schemes have produced massive asset bubbles that have skyrocketed wealth inequality and inflamed countless variants of new populism. Yet the clever fellows at the Fed are blind to the fact that they’re most responsible for fabricating this monster.  And now they want to rectify the ghastly deformities of their creation… Higher Calling Earlier this week, for example, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari remarked that: “Monetary policy can play the kind of redistributing role once thought to be the preserve of elected officials.”  How exactly Mickey Mousing with credit markets could attain this objective is unclear.  But, like yield curve control (YCC), Kashkari wants to give it a go.  These sorts of amorphous meddling operations is how he answers his higher calling. You see, Kashkari’s a man with crazy eyes.  But he’s also a man with even crazier ideas.  He’s an extreme economic interventionist – and a crackpot.  Though he wears his burdens on his sleeve. If you recall, as federal bailout chief, Kashkari functioned as the highly visible hand of the market.  When the sky was falling in early-2009, he awoke each morning, put on his pants one leg at a time, drank his coffee, and rapidly funneled Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson’s $700 billion of TARP funds to the government’s preferred financial institutions. Incidentally, the experience had an ill effect on Kaskkari’s mental health.  Soon after, he became a hermit, took to a cabin in the Sierra Nevada Mountains – near Donner Pass – and pursued his other life’s purpose of chopping wood.  We thought we’d seen the last of him. But sadly, it’s impossible for true believers to amiably exit the trappings of public life for good.  After a failed California gubernatorial campaign in 2014, losing to retread Governor Jerry Moonbeam Brown, Kashkari resurfaced as Minneapolis Fed President in 2016. We suppose this appointed position was his reward for the abuse heaped upon him from grandstanding Representatives – absolute losers like Barney Frank and Maxine Waters – while handing out vast quantities of taxpayer dollars to Wall Street banks.  Of course, for real public servants like Kashkari, appointed positions are the crème de la crème. Strangely, lightning strikes twice for this guy.  Next year, roughly a month from today, Kashkari will be a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee.  For the second time in 11 years, destiny will place him at the precise location where he can exact maximum destruction upon financial markets during a colossal crisis. The Fed’s Answer to the Ghastly Monster of its Creation As the economy stalls out in 2020, U.S. deficits are going to jump to over $2 trillion a year – and will stay there.  So, too, the national debt will run up towards $40 trillion over the next decade.  The Fed, through YCC or some other wild scheme, will take on the dirty deed of monetizing this debt.  They’ll create money from nothing and loan it to the Treasury. Then, if Kashkari has his way, the Treasury will send out checks backed by the Fed’s funny money to William Jennings Bryan’s “struggling masses.”  All the while, the Fed will be oblivious to the fact that these are the same people who’ve been hollowed out by the Fed’s own policies of wealth inequality.  This is their solution to the ghastly monster of their making. Still, the Fed and Kashkari are only the source of but some of the crazy ideas being burped about.  Moreover, an election year always provides a startling preview of the madness coming to Washington – regardless of who wins.  The styling may be different.  But the results are the same: bigger government, bigger deficits, and greater government control and encroachments upon individual freedom and liberty. Right now, Presidential candidates are tripping over themselves to see who can make greater and crazier promises to coat the landscape in gravy for voters to sup off of.  You know what we’re talking about… Economic patriotism.  Universal basic income.  Modern monetary theory.  Trade wars.  Green new deal.  Quantitative easing for the people.  Generous spending packages.  Free school.  Free drugs.  Canceling debt.  Wealth taxes.  Taxes on unrealized capital gains.  Outright currency destruction.  And much, much more. The planners and schemers are queuing up these ridiculous plans for just the right moment.  That is, when the economy slows, credit market’s freeze, the stock market crashes, the sky falls, and all hell breaks loose.  Like TARP, or the Patriot Act, they’ll roll them out at the precise moment of maximum panic. Alas, the monster will rampage in wild and unexpected ways. Tyler Durden Sat, 11/30/2019 - 12:30 Tags Business Finance
  • ICE Catches Alleged Child Sexual Predator Repeatedly Released By Philadelphia Police
    ICE Catches Alleged Child Sexual Predator Repeatedly Released By Philadelphia Police
  • DC Comics Slammed for Deleting Batman Poster to Appease Communist China
    DC Comics has come under fire for deleting a poster from social media after a backlash from China over what they believed to be an endorsement of the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. 
  • Kobach: Activist Judge Negates One of the Oldest Rules of U.S. Immigration Law
    Judge Michael Simon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon issued a decision halting the Trump Administration’s policy of denying visas to aliens who do not have, or cannot afford, health insurance.
  • Police sued for naming man in 'hate incident'
    Cops admitted what former U.K. police officer Harry Miller did wasn't a crime. But they put him in their records anyway because they considered it a "hate incident." And now he's responded with a lawsuit over their actions. The incident was reported by Christian Concern's Tim Dieppe, who explained Miller, a Lincoln resident and director of a company that employs about 70, one day got a call from his office saying police wanted to talk with him. "He called the police and spoke to PC Mansoor Gull who told him that an anonymous person had reported him for hate speech. The caller had found the company he is a director of and reported that his workplace would not be a safe place for trans people," the report aid. "Gull said that he was in possession of 30 offensive tweets by Harry Miller. Miller asked if he had committed a crime. PC Gull said no. Miller then asked if any of the tweets came close to being a crime. PC Gull then read what he called a 'limerick' which Miller had re-tweeted. Miller did not even write the poem which asserts that transgender women are really men and that trans surgery is artificial. Miller then asked why PC Gull was wasting his time on a non-crime, to which PC Gull replied: 'It's not a crime, but it will be recorded as a hate incident,'" the report said. Such an "incident" would be those events that are a "non-crime" but are thought by anyone "to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person's race or perceived race/religion or perceived religion/sexual orientation…," the report said. Dieppe explained, "Basically, if anyone perceives anything as a hate incident then it is a hate incident. The police will then have to record it, and there is no innocent till proven guilty. There is no proven guilty at all. In fact, there is no way to prove innocence either. Such an allegation will be recorded against you forevermore, with no recourse to fact or anything else. No matter whether the motive of the reporting person was actually hate in the first place! When Miller later asked Humberside police to remove him from their hate-crime statistics, they said they couldn’t because they were following the policing guidelines." The report alarmingly documented that the police officer told Miller he needed to speak with him, even though there was no crime, because, "I need to check your thinking." The officer told Miller, according to the report, "What you have to understand, Mr Miller, is that sometimes a female brain grows with the wrong body parts and that is what being trans is." The officer explained he knew that because he'd "been on a course." Now Miller is suing police. "Miller wants his name cleared of a hate incident. As far as he was concerned, there was no hate and there was no incident. He is also calling for the College of Policing to immediately withdraw their guidelines on hate incidents," the report said. A campaign site called Fair Cop also has been set up to fund the legal challenge, which explains police are violating the European Convention on Human Rights by creating official records against people for "incidents" which are not illegal. Christian Concern explained, "This case is very significant. If he wins, we could see a wholesale change in policing and a real shift towards freedom of speech. If he loses, then this will demonstrate that we are clearly living in a restricted society and that thought police are a reality in the U.K. today." The post Police sued for naming man in 'hate incident' appeared first on WND.
  • The Sinister Scientist Behind CIA's Mind-Control Mayhem...
    The Sinister Scientist Behind CIA's Mind-Control Mayhem... (Second column, 18th story, link)
  • KID ROCK GOES ON DRUNKEN RANT ABOUT OPRAH...
    KID ROCK GOES ON DRUNKEN RANT ABOUT OPRAH... (Third column, 11th story, link) Related stories:Louis C.K. tells Israeli audience he'd 'rather be in Auschwitz than NYC'.... Drudge Report Feed needs your support!   Become a Patron
  • Comedian must pay $35,000 fine for 6-year-old joke
    (CTV) A judge on Thursday rejected part of the appeal of a comedian who joked about drowning a disabled boy. Comedian Mike Ward must pay $35,000 to Jeremy Gabriel because of a joke he told at shows between 2010 and 2013, the court confirmed. A panel of Appellate Court judges upheld part of a ruling against Ward handed down in January 2019. Ward had been ordered to pay $42,000: $35,000 to Gabriel, $7,000 to his mother. Read the full story › The post Comedian must pay $35,000 fine for 6-year-old joke appeared first on WND.
  • Trump Honors Hero Dog Wounded in al-Baghdadi Raid
    ‘Conan is a tough cookie’
  • Louisiana activates cybersecurity team in response to attack on state agencies
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) on Monday activated the state's cybersecurity team in response to an attack on multiple state agencies.Edwards tweeted that upon discovering the attempted ransomware attack, Loui...
  • Netflix to change Nazi guard documentary after Polish complaint
    Netflix said on Thursday it would make changes to maps in a documentary that showed German Nazi death camps inside the borders of modern Poland, after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki pressed the streaming and production company to act.
  • NASA renames Kuiper Belt rock after complaints about old name's Nazi ties
    NASA scientists with the New Horizons team have renamed MU69, a Kuiper Belt asteroid. The space rock's new moniker is Arrokoth.
  • NASA report finds Boeing seat prices are 60% higher than SpaceX
    Enlarge / Teams from NASA, Boeing, and the White Sands Missile Range rehearse landing and crew extraction from Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (credit: NASA) On Thursday, NASA's inspector general released a report on the space agency's commercial crew program, which seeks to pay Boeing and SpaceX to develop vehicles to transport astronauts to the International Space Station. Although the report cites the usual technical issues that the companies are having with the development of their respective Starliner and Dragon spacecraft, far more illuminating is its discussion of costs. Notably, the report publishes estimated seat prices for the first time, and it also delves into the extent that Boeing has gone to extract more money from NASA above and beyond its fixed-price award. Boeing's per-seat price already seemed like it would cost more than SpaceX. The company has received a total of $4.82 billion from NASA over the lifetime of the commercial crew program, compared to $3.14 billion for SpaceX. However, for the first time the government has published a per-seat price: $90 million for Starliner and $55 million for Dragon. Each capsule is expected to carry four astronauts to the space station during a nominal mission. Read 8 remaining paragraphs | Comments
  • ‘Survivor’ has #MeToo moment, producers step in after contestant accused
    During an emotional confessional, Kellee Kim said that Dan Spilo's behaviour is "a pattern."
  • Disney Puts "Outdated Cultural Depictions" Trigger Warning On Old Movies
    Disney Puts "Outdated Cultural Depictions" Trigger Warning On Old Movies Authored by Paul Jospeh Watson via Summit News, Disney’s new streaming service includes trigger warnings on old movies that caution the viewer about “outdated cultural depictions.” The launch of the new Disney+ service in the United States made available many classic films, but they could not be presented without the need to genuflect to political correctness. Movies including Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp, The Aristocats, Peter Pan and The Jungle Book all feature the trigger warning in their plot descriptions due to negative racial stereotypes like the Siamese cats in Lady and the Tramp, the Native American characters in Peter Pan, and the crows in Dumbo. “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions,” reads the disclaimer. Movies deemed too controversial due to their stereotypical depictions of non-white people, such as the 1946 film Song of the South, are not included as part of the Disney+ service. There is a constantly increasing number of movies and songs that are being forgotten or done over in order to conform to the ever changing social mores of progressivism. John Legend and Kelly Clarkson recently released a re-recorded version of Baby, It’s Cold Outside, completely changing some of the supposedly “misogynistic” lyrics. The song was a total flop, receiving almost twice the number of thumbs down than thumbs up on YouTube. Get woke, go broke. *  *  * My voice is being silenced by free speech-hating Silicon Valley behemoths who want me disappeared forever. It is CRUCIAL that you support me. Please sign up for the free newsletter here. Donate to me on SubscribeStar here. Support my sponsor – Turbo Force – a supercharged boost of clean energy without the comedown. Tyler Durden Thu, 11/14/2019 - 15:50 Tags Entertainment Culture
  • Bill Clinton advises Trump to ignore impeachment: 'You got hired to do a job'
    Former President Clinton (D) on Thursday advised President Trump to leave fighting impeachment to his staff and focus on his agenda."My message would be, look, you got hired to do a job," Clinton said during a phone interview with CNN. "You don...
  • 13.1 Million Watched First Impeachment Hearings, With Fox News Most Viewed and CNN Second in Demo
    Day 1 of the impeachment hearings captured the nation’s attention — and blanket coverage across the big three broadcast and cable news networks resulted in a massive daytime audience. Overall, 13.082 million people watched Ambassador Bill Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent testify on Capitol Hill Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET — according to Nielsen. Of that number, 2.555 million fell in the advertiser-coveted adults 25-54 demographic. Fox News nearly pulled off the clean sweep of beating not only its cable news rivals in both categories, but the broadcast networks as well. The network posted 2.898 million total viewers and 444,000 in the key demo. That former total was tops among all outlets televising the hearing, with the demo number trailing only ABC — which led that category with 496,000. MSNBC — which made one of the cable news bookings of the year by landing George Conway to participate in its coverage — saw that big get pay off in the total viewers metric, posting 2.686 million overall. That number exceeded all three broadcast networks, and trailed only Fox among cablers. CNN scored as well on Wednesday, posting a solid second in the demo among the cable networks, with 427,000 in the 25-54 bracket. Overall, the network was watched by 1.844 million during the day on Wednesday — outpacing CBS, and trailing NBC and ABC only marginally.
  • Google antitrust probe to expand into Android: CNBC
    The several dozen attorneys general investigating advertising practices at Alphabet Inc's Google are planning to expand their antitrust probe into the unit's flagship Android business, CNBC reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
  • House minority leader flat-out calls Schiff a liar: 'His body language' told on him
    The gloves are off. After one day of public hearings on the House “inquiry” into impeaching President Donald Trump, California Republican and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy took to the media on Capitol Hill on Thursday to level an explosive charge against Democrat Adam Schiff. The Intelligence Committee chairman, McCarthy said in brutally unguarded language, has been lying to the American public about his knowledge of the “whistleblower” behind the impeachment drive. As if to make sure there was no misunderstanding his words, McCarthy repeated them in more than one interview. In what is likely to become an infamous moment from Wednesday’s hearing, Schiff assured his congressional colleagues and the American viewing audience that, “I do not know the identity of the whistleblower and I’m determined to make sure that identity is protected.” Given Schiff’s record of grandstanding during these hearings, and shading the truth about the "whistleblower," he hasn't exactly established a reason for any American to trust him – at least any American who is not blinded by Trump Derangement Syndrome. And on Thursday, McCarthy made it clear exactly how little he thinks Schiff’s words are worth. “You know Adam Schiff has had contact with this whistleblower,” McCarthy told TheBlaze’s Eric Bolling. “His staff had. His staff reached out to people. Prior to even the public knowing about this. This has been orchestrated, coordinated…” Can Congress or the American people actually trust anything Adam Schiff says?! @GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy says ABSOLUTELY NOT. In an interview airing tonight on BlazeTV, McCarthy tells @EricBolling why Dems have no credibility on impeachment. Watch here: https://t.co/i7H0MRcrBp pic.twitter.com/3Hlm6kkVBh — BlazeTV (@BlazeTV) November 14, 2019 When Bolling asked if McCarthy thought Schiff had looked into the cameras and “lied,” McCarthy made no bones about it. “If you watched him on all the shows, ‘Do you know who the whistleblower is?’ And you can tell in his body language that he’s lying at the moment. He says ‘No, I do not know.’ Then we find out later that they did know who the whistleblower was, and you know what the whistleblower also did? “When they met with the inspector general, never mentioned that they met with Schiff’s staff.” At a news conference Thursday, McCarthy repeated the charge when a reporter asked, “can you just say it plainly? Do you think he's lying?” “Yes,” McCarthy answered. “And I don’t think it’s the first time he’s lied to us either.” REPORTER: "You just asserted…Adam Schiff either personally met with the whistleblower or knows the identity of the whistleblower, which he continues to deny...do you think he's lying?" MCCARTHY: "Yes. And, I don't think it's the first time"pic.twitter.com/IkR1nierOV — JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) November 14, 2019 There’s not a lot of wiggle room there, but there’s plenty of room for this to escalate. When the leader of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives openly calls a top Democrat a “liar,” it’s bad enough. When that top Democrat has essentially been deputized by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to conduct an “impeachment inquiry” into the president, McCarthy is either calling Pelosi a “liar” too, or he’s calling her a fool. In politics, being called a liar is no compliment, of course. But being a fool is unforgiveable. However this kabuki-theater impeachment comes out – whether it dies in the House of Representatives or is murdered in the Republican-controlled Senate – there’s going to be no backing away from partisan confrontation for the rest of the Trump presidency, and probably for years after that. The gloves are off now, and Democrats have only themselves to blame for where it takes the country. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal. The post House minority leader flat-out calls Schiff a liar: 'His body language' told on him appeared first on WND.
  • Burglar shot and killed by homeowner in Vermilion Parish
    ABBEVILLE, La. (KLFY) – A homeowner on La. 35 South in Vermilion Parish shot and killed an alleged burglar in the early morning hours Thursday. Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Cpt. Drew David said 911 received a call at around 2:15 a.m. The homeowner, who has not been publicly identified, confirmed that he had shot a person who had broken into his residence. The body of Landon Blake Hebert, 30, was found at the scene. The homeowner was questioned. No charges have been filed. The investigation is ongoing, according to David, and the case will be forwarded to the district attorney’s office. Louisiana has so-called “castle” and “stand-your-ground” laws that can allow a property owner to defend themselves or their property with deadly force. Louisiana RS 14:20, Section C states “A person who is not engaged in unlawful activity and who is in place where he or she has a right to be shall have no duty to retreat before using deadly force…”
  • Elon Musk Claims Neural AI Technology Could 'Cure' Autism, Schizophrenia
    Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk claimed during a recent appearance on an artificial intelligence podcast that his AI tech startup Neuralink could implant chips into human brains which could "solve a lot of brain-related diseases," listing schizophrenia and autism as examples.
  • Rand Paul Considers Forcing Vote Seeking Hunter Biden Testimony in Impeachment Trial
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) signaled Thursday that he could force a vote in the U.S. Senate that would impel Hunter Biden to testify as part of the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.  
  • Have You Noticed That The Crazy People Are Starting To Take Over Our Society?
    Have You Noticed That The Crazy People Are Starting To Take Over Our Society? Authored by Michael Snyder via TheMostImportantNews.com, It is getting scary out there... In order for society to function properly, we need to be able to assume that most people are going to behave rationally. And when I was growing up, it was generally safe to make that assumption. But now things have completely changed. No matter how hard one may try, there is simply no avoiding the hordes of crazy people that seem to be taking over our society. It is almost as if millions of us never learned the basic rules for how civilized people should treat one another. Sometimes this manifests in behavior that is simply rude, other times it manifests in behavior that is actually dangerous, and if you are really unlucky you will personally encounter someone that has fully embraced depravity on a level that most of us never even want to think about. Let me give you an example of crazy behavior that is simply rude. Not too long ago, a Reddit user posted a photograph that really freaked a lot of people out… A female plane passenger took to Reddit this week to share a horrifying photo of a stranger performing a rude act during her flight. The woman, who goes by WoodySoprano on the social media platform, posted an image of a traveler resting their bare feet on her headrest. Though the Reddit user’s face is cropped, her terrified eyes tell all. “Going to be a long flight,” she captioned the photo. This woman was never in any physical danger, but this type of behavior is incredibly rude. Who would do something like that? Of course sometimes crazy behavior does cross the line and actually becomes dangerous. For example, just consider what recently happened to one woman in Los Angeles… Heidi Van Tassel was parked in Hollywood after having a pleasant evening out with friends at an authentic Thai restaurant. Suddenly a man randomly pulled her out of the car, dragged her out to the middle of the street, and dumped a bucket of feces on her head, Van Tassel said and public records confirm. “It was diarrhea. Hot liquid. I was soaked, and it was coming off my eyelashes and into my eyes,” Van Tassel said. “Paramedics who came to treat me said there was so much of it on me, that it looked like the man was saving it up for a month.” Nobody in their right mind would dump a bucket of warm diarrhea on some random woman. But if you visit the major cities on the west coast, something like this could actually happen to you. In San Francisco alone, there have been more than 132,000 official complaints about human feces in the streets since 2008. We have literally become a nation where hordes of people use the streets as a toilet. What in the world has happened to us? And if you are brave enough to go get something to eat at a local fast food restaurant, there is a chance that you might be viciously attacked by a complete nutjob… A woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for slashing a man’s throat in front of his family at a Taco Bell after he asked her to stop ranting at employees for taking too long on her food. The victim, 48-year-old Jason Luczkow, told The Oregonian Thursday that he and his wife went to a Taco Bell along Highway 26 in July to pick up some food for the family when the errand took a horrifying turn, which was miraculously caught on video. Have you noticed that people seem to get “triggered” a whole lot more easily than they once did? These days, saying the wrong thing to one of these crazy people at the wrong time can result in violence very quickly… A Twitter user received over 126,000 ‘likes’ after she bragged about stealing a “homophobic” white woman’s purse and spending her money on tacos. Yes, really. “A white woman spawned out of nowhere today and started being homophobic to me so I stole her purse and now miss thing’s ID is resting in a target trashcan and her money is paying for my tacos and rent,” tweeted a user called @yourholygaymom, who describes herself as “the high priestess of gay twitter.” The most frightening thing about that story is the fact that more than 126,000 people decided to hit the like button. Like I said, the crazy people are literally taking over our society. Those of us that try to behave rationally still depend on the police to protect us, but the crazies are going after them too… Video posted by CBS shows people deliberately covering an NYPD vehicle in trash on Halloween night, while a small group of residents sit by, laugh, and taunt the two officers that were left to clean up the mess. One resident is heard saying “trick or treat”, followed by a slur. The officers calmly show restraint as they are left to clean up trash filled boxes, broken eggs and rotting food. The officers were in the midst of responding to a domestic dispute call and were upstairs at a residence long enough for their vehicle to be vandalized. It certainly isn’t easy to be a police officer these days. If those officers had lashed out against the residents that vandalized their vehicle, they would have probably been demonized by the mainstream media for committing “police brutality”. And as I mentioned above, once in a while you run into a crazy person that has completely embraced depravity. In New Jersey, authorities recently arrested a man that was ““harassing people who refused to let him have sex with their farm animals”, and Vice Media recently showcased a program about people that “incorporate insects into their sex lives”. Yes, this is what our society is actually becoming. So why is this happening? There are certainly a lot of factors, but two of the biggest are the fact that we have completely turned away from the moral standards that this nation was founded upon and instead we are constantly filling our minds with complete and utter filth. Today, the average American spends more than three and a half hours watching television each day, and the material on our televisions is becoming increasingly depraved… A new study has a message for the many families who have said television content has grown coarser with each passing year: You’re right. The study by the watchdog group Parents Television Council found a 28 percent increase in violence and a 44 percent increase in profanity over the past decade in shows rated TV-PG. It’s part of what the PTC calls “content creep” – that is, an increase in offensive content within a given rating compared to similarly rated programs a decade ago. When we put garbage into our minds, that is eventually going to come out in our behavior. For much more on this, please see my previous article entitled “What You Think Is Controlled By What You Watch, And What You Watch Is Controlled By The Elite”. Unfortunately, the trends that are causing all of this crazy behavior in our society are likely to continue to intensify in the years ahead. The thin veneer of civilization that we all rely on every day is steadily disappearing, and that means that things are going to become increasingly difficult for those of us that are still trying to behave rationally. Tyler Durden Thu, 11/14/2019 - 16:25
  • Mo'Nique sues NETFLIX for discrimination...
    Mo'Nique sues NETFLIX for discrimination... (Third column, 11th story, link) Related stories:'I chose to stand up'...
  • UPDATE: Student editor in hiding after reporting triggering news...
    UPDATE: Student editor in hiding after reporting triggering news... (Third column, 7th story, link)
  • Russia Convicts 12th Jehovah’s Witness This Year For ‘Extremist Activities’
    Increasing raids, detentions, and arrests of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia
  • Desperation or Strategy? – Pelosi and Schiff Hiring More Lawfare Members for Impeachment Effort…
    After the 2018 mid-terms, and in preparation for the “impeachment” strategy, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler hired Lawfare group members to become House committee staff. In 2018 Chairman Adam Schiff hired former … Continue reading →
  • Pelosi: If Trump Has Any Exculpatory Evidence, He Needs to Make that Known to the Inquiry
    ‘And that’s part of the inquiry’
  • Boeing brings back humans after automation problems on 777 assembly
    Boeing Co has scaled back use of automation to make fuselage sections for its 777 jetliners amid reports of reliability issues and returned to having mechanics do some of the work, the planemaker said on Thursday.
  • Love him or hate him, voters say impeachment hearings will not change their views on Trump
    As the first televised hearing of the impeachment probe unfolded on Wednesday on the screen in his home in Flint, Michigan, Quincy Murphy said there was no chance the proceedings would alter his view that President Donald Trump is unfit to hold the office.
  • Breach affecting 1 million was caught only after hacker maxed out target’s storage
    Enlarge (credit: Ryan Adams / Flickr) The US Federal Trade Commission has sued an IT provider for failing to detect 20 hacking intrusions over a 22-month period, allowing the hacker to access the data for 1 million consumers. The provider only discovered the breach when the hacker maxed out the provider’s storage system. Utah-based InfoTrax Systems was first breached in May 2014, when a hacker exploited vulnerabilities in the company’s network that gave remote control over its server, FTC lawyers alleged in a complaint. According to the complaint, the hacker used that control to access the system undetected 17 times over the next 21 months. Then on March 2, 2016, the intruder accessed personal information for about 1 million consumers. The data included full names, social security numbers, physical addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and usernames and passwords for accounts on the InfoTrax service. The intruder accessed the site later that day and again on March 6, stealing 4,100 usernames, passwords stored in clear-text, and hundreds of names, addresses, social security numbers, and data for payment cards. Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments
  • He Invited Donald Trump Jr. to Campus. Now He’s Facing Impeachment. - The New York Times
    He Invited Donald Trump Jr. to Campus. Now He’s Facing Impeachment.  The New York Times University of Florida’s student president faces impeachment after bringing Donald Trump Jr. to campus for $50,000  The Washington Post Donald Trump Jr.'s $50K visit sparks call to impeach Florida student president  NBC News In other impeachment news ... UF student president faces ouster over Trump Jr. visit  Miami Herald Donald Trump Jr. Airs Family Grievances (One Book at a Time)  The New York Times View full coverage on Google News
  • Erdoğan says he returned Trump's letter warning him not to be 'a tough guy' or 'fool'
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  • Democrats may be hemorrhaging voters to Trump, 1-in-4 rallygoers were Dems
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  • Victims say their identity, assault stories were revealed without consent in new 'Me Too' documentary
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  • "She Doesn't Know Who The F**k She's Tweeting": Leon Cooperman Explodes At Elizabeth Warren 'Eat The Rich' Ad
    "She Doesn't Know Who The F**k She's Tweeting": Leon Cooperman Explodes At Elizabeth Warren 'Eat The Rich' Ad Billionaire hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman says Sen. Elizabeth Warren "represents the worst in politicians," and that "she doesn't know who the fuck she's tweeting" after the Massachusetts Democrat's latest salvo against the rich. A new ad by Warren, titled "Elizabeth Warren Stands Up to Billionaires," targets Cooperman, along with former CEO of TD Ameritrade Joe Ricketts, former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel according to CNBC. In it, Cooperman - who joked in September that "they won't open the stock market if Elizabeth Warren is the next president - has the words "CHARGED WITH INSIDER TRADING" superimposed over his face. "As far as the accusations of insider trading, I won the case. She’s disgraceful. She doesn’t know who the f--- she’s tweeting. I gave away more in the year than she has in her whole f----ing lifetime," Cooperman told CNBC on Wednesday. Days before breaking out in tears on CNBC over the American political divide, sent Warren a Halloween letter in which he said she's treating him like "a parent chiding an ungrateful child." Warren hit back, tweeting "Leon is wrong. I'm fighting for big changes like universal child care, investing in public schools, and free public college." Leon is wrong. I'm fighting for big changes like universal child care, investing in public schools, and free public college. We can do all of that with a #TwoCentWealthTax. Leon can and should pitch in more—so that every kid has the same opportunities he did to succeed. https://t.co/38fJSXKKCJ — Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 31, 2019 Other business titans, including J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon, have taken on Warren for her attacks on the wealthy. Her war with business leaders has led to her crafting a strong group of supporters that have propelled her in the polls. After being behind the Democratic front-runner, former Vice President Joe Biden, by at least 30 points in May, she has surged to being only six points from catching up to his lead, according to a Real Clear Politics polling average. -CNBC Interestingly, Warren's poll numbers started tanking after Warren unveiled her wealth tax plan and cooperman said "Her policies are counter-productive, they're negative for capitalism...you don't make the poor people rich by making the rich people poor." 2020 Democratic candidate odds via PredictIt Now, for fun, the inverse of Warren's odds against the Dow: Tyler Durden Thu, 11/14/2019 - 06:11 Tags Business Finance
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  • The Manchurian Candidate Theory Will Never Die
    The Manchurian Candidate Theory Will Never Die Authored by David Harsanyi via NationalReview.com, ...but now it’s much more than a kooky conspiracy shouted from the margins. It’s headline news. One of the most durable conspiracy theories of our times finds Vladimir Putin recruiting a billionaire media personality named Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency. In some iterations of the tale, Trump is willingly serving his Kremlin comrades; in others, he is merely the victim of kompromat. In every version he is an asset. The basic account holds that Putin, who is apparently blessed with seer-like abilities, knew in the late 1970s that Trump, whose political positions would wildly fluctuate over 40 years, was presidential material, and that now, after decades of patiently waiting, the duo’s nefarious plan to cut taxes and place originalists onto the federal bench has finally come to fruition. In a sprawling July 2018 New York piece headlined, “Will Trump Be Meeting with His Counterpart — Or His Handler? A plausible theory of mind-boggling collusion,” Jonathan Chait offered a fully realized rendering of Trump’s potential sedition. Cobbling together every interaction the real-estate developer ever had with Russians — helpfully laid out in a handy Pepe Silvia–like flow chart — Chait posits that Trump might have become a Kremlin asset in 1987 when visited Moscow. Chait was just asking questions. And I have no doubt the story seems highly “plausible” to partisans who suddenly treat every Russian-bought social-media ad as the next Pearl Harbor. Which brings me to John Harwood, the DNC’s man in Washington. Piggybacking on a recent tweet by the New York Times’ Michelle Goldberg, Harwood brings up Chait’s piece, arguing that that while “conservative media dismissed as ridiculous the idea that Russia might have cultivated Trump for decades, Fiona Hill, a leading US govt Russia expert, now makes clear it’s not ridiculous in the slightest.” Here’s Harwood on Twitter: Typing this out for those who’ve called it implausible Q: why do you believe Putin was targeting Trump from his days as a businessman? HILL: Because that’s exactly what Putin and others were doing. Again, he was part of a directorate in the KGB in Leningrad. That’s what they did exclusively, was targeting businessmen. The quote Harwood highlights from Hill’s October 14 testimony specifically points to Putin’s role in exclusively “targeting” American businessmen in the late 1970s, not “for decades.” In an adjacent quote, in fact, Hill argues that everyone was targeted by Russians for decades — not that Trump was “cultivated,” as Harwood asserts — and that it was a mistake to focus only on meddling in relation to the president rather than on meddling in a broader perspective. Here is Hill: I firmly believe he was also targeting President Trump, and he was targeting all of the other campaigns as well. And I think that that was the mistake when the 2015 investigations were launched, not to take it from the point of view [of] what Russia was doing to target Americans, no matter who they were in the system.” And again: I think that there’s a good chance that was the case and that, you know — and, again, compromising material was being collected on a whole range of individuals. And it was most definitely being collected on Secretary, former First Lady and Senator Clinton as well. And still again: So, if Secretary Clinton had won, there would have been a cloud over her at this time if she was President Clinton. There’s been a cloud over President Trump since the beginning of his presidency, and I think that’s exactly what the Russians intended. The context of her statements are a far cry from “Russia might have cultivated Trump for decades.” Of course, no one can dispute that Russians have been digging up dirt on prominent Americans citizens forever, but the word “cultivate” or “handler” — or any other term that intimates that the president is working for Russians — does not appear, even hypothetically, in any form in the transcript of Hill’s testimony. Also, does anyone really believe that Harwood types in the media would be grappling with the “cloud” that Fiona Hill, “a leading US govt Russia expert,” now makes clear would be hovering over Hillary Clinton’s head as well, if she had won? Even if Harwood had accurately conveyed Hill’s claims, we’ve now had three years of intense journalistic effort, wide-ranging congressional investigations, and an independent inquiry that have been unable to turn up a single instance in which Trump was compromised or colluded with Russians. Anyone paying attention during the 2016 campaign was already well acquainted with the president’s views on Russia: Trump isn’t going to bash Putin because Trump respects Putin, and he strives to build friendly relations with Russia. I’m sorry to say, Trump’s policies towards Putin differ very little from those of his predecessors. Perhaps no better, they are certainly no worse. As many others have noted, it was Obama who mocked Romney’s claim that Russia was our most dangerous geopolitical foe. It was also Obama who told Putin’s stooge Dmitry Medvedev that his administration would have more “flexibility” on missile defense after the 2012 election. It was Obama who refused to offer lethal military assistance to Ukraine. It was Obama who canceled the sale of American missile-defense systems to Poland and the Czech Republic to appease Russia. It was the Obama administration, according to Bill Browder, one of the driving forces behind the Magnitsky Act, who spent two years trying to kill the Act before acquiescing to bipartisan pressure. It was Obama, not Trump, who capitulated to Russia and gave in on accession to the World Trade Organization. It was Joe Biden, not Mike Pence, who in 2009 told Medvedev that “the most important item on our agenda” was to restore Russia–U.S. relations after eight years of the Bush administration’s antagonism. It was also Obama who abandoned the Syrian “red line,” leaving Russia’s allies to massacre thousands of civilians in a broader effort to appease the Iranians. Just because the 44th president habitually aligned the United States with the Islamic regime in Iran doesn’t mean he was a foreign Muslim interloper. The Manchurian Candidate conspiracy theory is much like birtherism. Too many conservatives rationalized their anger over politics by convincing themselves that Obama wasn’t only a dangerous ideological adversary but a seditious and illegitimate one as well. (One of the people rightly pilloried for doing this was Donald Trump.) The only difference is that Democrats have mainstreamed this kind of destructive paranoia. Tyler Durden Wed, 11/13/2019 - 23:30 Tags Politics