Dear KMAG: 20190730 Open Topic

This C BEFORE D BEFORE J BEFORE T TUESDAY open thread is VERY OPEN – a place for everybody to post whatever they feel they would like to tell the White Hats, and the rest of the MAGA / KAG! / KMAG world (KMAG being a bit of both MAGA and KAG!).


3538

The Upgraded Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, GITMO, Has Plenty of Space for Traitors

Q!!mG7VJxZNCI29 Jul 2019 – 2:14:06 PM

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https://twitter.com/AmyMek/status/1155697241434284032

We now have plenty of space.

Q

Q Post 3538

You can say what you want, comment on what other people said, and so on.

Free Speech is practiced here. ENJOY IT. Use it or lose it.

Keep it SOMEWHAT civil. They tried to FORCE fake Orwellian civility on us. In response, we CHOOSE true civility to defend our precious FREEDOM from THEM.

Our rules began with the civility of the Old Treehouse, later to become the Wolverinian Empire, and one might say that we have RESTORED THE OLD REPUBLIC – the early high-interaction model of the Treehouse – except of course that Q discussion is not only allowed but encouraged, and speech is considerably freer in other ways. Please feel free to argue and disagree with the board owner, as nicely as possible.

Please also consider the Important Guidelines, outlined here in the January 1st open thread. Let’s not give the odious Internet Censors a reason to shut down this precious haven.


SAY IT LOUD, AND SAY IT PROUD!

MR. PRESIDENT – I AM PRAYING FOR YOU!


AND WHAT TIME IS IT?

TIME TO….

DRAIN THE SWAMP

Our movement

Is about replacing

A failed

And CORRUPT

Political establishment

With a new government controlled

By you, the American People.

Candidate Donald J. Trump

Also remember Wheatie’s Rules:

  1. No food fights.
  2. No running with scissors.
  3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.

First things first – I have a QUESTION.

I’ve never been clear on the whole “marker” thing with Q.

Consider the following context.


3536

Brennan’s Tweet Confirms Dan Coats (Bad) and John Ratcliffe (Good)

Q!!mG7VJxZNCI29 Jul 2019 – 1:11:56 PM

https://twitter.com/JohnBrennan/status/1155797879300210688📁

Thank you for confirming….

Coats BAD

Ratcliffe GOOD

Sleepers present problems re: staff fills.

More coming?

Q

Q Post 3536

3537

Christopher Wray, FBI Director, is a Sleeper (Future Marker)

Q!!mG7VJxZNCI29 Jul 2019 – 1:14:03 PM

Anonymous29 Jul 2019 – 1:13:22 PM

>>7243859

Wray is a sleeper

>>7243889

Future marker.

Q

Q Post 3537

Q is being very interesting in these two posts.

I won’t get into “sleepers” until the discussion, although I think it’s very interesting to contrast Q’s repeated earlier “Trust Wray” drops with Q’s somewhat tangential reply to the accusation that Q is a “sleeper”, of “Future marker.”

Now I need to ask something here….

What the heck is a “marker”, and how do they work?

I know this is a big part of Q lore, but it has never been clear to me.

So I’m asking y’all please give me YOUR understandings of “marker”!

ANYWHO……..

I love that we’re getting some clarity now.

It’s going to be a big week. Followed by a BIG MONTH.

Seatbelts!

W

Big news coming!

750 thoughts on “Dear KMAG: 20190730 Open Topic

  1. Re: 3561, 3550, 1249 and 489 – Q posts exposing the Red Cross:

    Think about it – the Red Cross would be a perfect vehicle to transport young blood and tissue to the ghouls and egomaniacs!

    Is the cash from trafficking in these human tissue items and live children?

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    1. Going on memory, not searching for it, but the exact same was said about the school shooting in texas where the shooter was shot at the scene. The one where the shooter had the Antifa pin on his jacket.

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  2. We should have an honest, fair, elected governor and government. The man has just agreed to prevent me from voting. The man is a vile vile scumbag who is out of control. It would be nice if Q would include him in detail when they say “look at California “. Ive been looking, voting, etc. but the swamp here is sludge.
    We need some kind of network in CA to get our state back.
    Maybe this is the answer:

    “La Jolla Doctor Plots Formal Recall Drive Against Gov. Gavin Newsom

    POSTED BY KEN STONE ON JULY 22, 2019 IN POLITICS | 8221 VIEWS

    A physician who twice lost bids for Congress is taking steps to launch a recall drive against Gov. Gavin Newsom, even signing up the treasurer of the successful effort to oust Gov. Gray Davis in 2003.

    Dr. James Veltmeyer of La Jolla is using social media and email to collect “proponents” for a notice of intention to circulate a recall petition, said political consultant Andrew Russo on Monday.

    “We’re in a process of setting up our committee,” said Russo, who also managed Republican Veltmeyer’s 2018 campaign against Rep. Scott Peters in the 52nd Congressional District. “We should have that by tomorrow.”

    (In 2016, Veltmeyer lost to Rep. Susan Davis in the 53rd District primary.)

    Russo said the group’s treasurer is Vona Copp, a 1984 psychology graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University, according to her LinkedIn profile.

    Dr. James Veltmeyer is a Sharp-affiliated family medicine doctor. Photo via Veltmeyer

    In 2006, Copp reportedly was assistant treasurer of a committee aimed at getting Democratic state Treasurer Phil Angelides elected governor. The committee was seeded by $5 million from Sacramento developer Angelo Tsakapolous and his daughter, Eleni Kounalakis — now Newsom’s lieutenant governor.

    Copp has been treasurer of multiple candidates and political action committees, including the California Fresh Fruit Association PAC, as noted by opensecrets.org.

    Democrat Davis was recalled — and replaced by Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger — after a recall effort bankrolled by former Rep. Darrell Issa of Vista.

    In a message to supporters — on Facebook and via email — Veltmeyer listed four main reasons why the former San Francisco mayor and lieutenant governor “has violated the trust of California residents.”

    “He seeks to make California taxpayers pay for the health care of criminal lawbreakers who entered our nation illegally at a starting cost of over $100 million,” Veltmeyer said. “This policy will serve as a magnet to attract thousands more illegal immigrants to California which will lead to skyrocketing costs and additional burdens on physicians and hospitals.”

    Veltmeyer also cited Newsom proposals for more than $2 billion in additional taxes, “[allowing] our major cities to be overrun by homelessness” and encouraging “Sanctuary State” and city policies he says shield criminal illegal aliens from law enforcement and immigration authorities, “including vicious and brutal MS-13 gang members.”

    More at the link.

    https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2019/07/22/la-jolla-doctor-plots-formal-recall-drive-against-gov-gavin-newsom/

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      1. Recall ing newsom bc hes is so loathsome got started when he was lt governor. BB has an article up where hes railing against guns again bc of the Gilroy shoiting. Newsom has a chip on his shoulder competing with his ego in size.

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  3. Any of the engineers want to comment on this?

    (PSA: PNAS = Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)

    https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2019/07/30/Electricity-produced-by-saltwater-flowing-over-thin-layers-of-rust/2571564498612/

    Electricity produced by saltwater flowing over thin layers of rust

    July 30 (UPI) — Researchers have developed a new way to generate electricity by moving saltwater across thin films of iron oxide, or rust.

    The discovery, detailed this week in the journal PNAS, could pave the way for new forms of sustainable power production.

    It’s not the first time saltwater and metal compounds have come together to produce electricity, but previous iterations have relied on chemical reactions — the conversion of two or more chemicals into a new compound — to produce power. Batteries offer the most obvious example of this formula.

    The newest recipe for electricity is reaction-free. The kinetic energy of the flowing saltwater is converted into an electric current. The phenomenon, known as the electrokinetic effect, has been previously observed in atom-thick layers of of carbon arranged in a hexagonal lattice, also known as graphene.

    “A similar effect has been seen in some other materials,” Tom Miller, a professor of chemistry at the California Institute of Technology, said in a news release. “You can take a drop of saltwater and drag it across graphene and see some electricity generated.”

    Because graphene is difficult to synthesize at larger scales, Miller and his research partners decided to develop a film that was cheaper and easier to produce. The iron oxide films they produced in the lab are easier to make.

    “It’s basically just rust on iron, so it’s pretty easy to make in large areas,” Miller said. “This is a more robust implementation of the thing seen in graphene.”

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    1. Rust grows naturally on iron alloys, but scientists needed to ensure the rust layers formed uniformly. Researchers deployed a technique called physical vapor deposition to turn iron oxide into a vapor that could be deposited as a thin layer on a substrate. The technique allowed scientists to deposit a layer of iron oxide measuring just 10 nanometers across, roughly 10,000 times thinner than a human hair.

      When scientists released flowing saltwater across the film, they were able to produce several tens of millivolts and several microamps per square centimeter of surface area.

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      1. Immediate thought for application, pull cables of this stuff alongside your sailboat and you can charge the batteries your electronics use. Can this also be used landside with a waterwheel setup so that a tank of water is perpetually raised/run across substrate/repeat?

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        1. The first makes some sense, until you actually do some number-crunching. Based on what DP posted, you get several tens of millivolts, and several microamps of current per square centimeter. Which is to say you get (assuming “several” means “5”) 0.05 (50 millivolts) * 0.000005 (5 microamps) = .00000025 watts per square centimeter, or 250 billionths of a watt per square centimeter; 1/4 of a microwatt. You’d need a LOT of trailing cables to generate significant “juice” and your boat would probably slow down from all the drag (picture covering the entire bottom of the hull with steel wool). You’re actually better off with solar panels.

          If this has any sort of application it will be for EXTREMELY low power devices where a relatively large surface area can be exposed to a salt water current.

          The second idea you mentioned is, unless I am misunderstanding you, a perpetual motion machine. I can guarantee you the electricity generated from the kinetic energy of the water will not be enough to re-pump the water uphill (or raise a tank). You’d be better off using the water wheel to run a generator (which is another and probably more efficient way of using the water’s kinetic energy; it’s essentially how hydroelectric works)…but even then, you’d not get everything back you put in.

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          1. Good thought using the hull of the sailboat as the generating surface (but I can think of the problems with it). And yes, I knew the perpetual motion machine objection would likely come up.

            Immediately I thought of the coastlines with the “perpetual” motion of the tides. If you were about to utilize tides (or piers, oil platforms, bouys), that could be an interesting design to work on.

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            1. Yeah, now THERE you’re using naturally generated motion to generate your electricity. In other words the real source is somewhere else (ultimately, the sun). So the “perpetual motion machine” aspect doesn’t apply, an external energy source is driving the system.

              There’s an ocean current flowing into the Med through the straits of Gibraltar (because more water evaporates from the Mediterranean than the rivers flowing into it replenish); imagine setting up GIGANTIC plates of rust-coated metal in the strait, no less than 100 meters down. And it’s deep there, if I recall correctly. It’d be expensive as heck, but then we’d get electricity out of it.

              The fundamental problem is, you just don’t get much energy out of this per unit area; in many cases you’re far better off with solar if you can tolerate not generating power half the time (when it’s dark).

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              1. Last year I saw an article about an alternative engineering solution for harnessing wind power that appealed to my love of economy of effort. It’s essentially a post with something over the top that vibrates in the wind. No motors. I’ll have to see if I can find something on it now.

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      2. Definitely not a science guy but is this a one time shot. Would the iron oxide not further deteriorate in salt water. And if you introduced the a continuing source of iron oxide how could you control it from not exceeding 10 nanometers.

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        1. You are starting to see the fundamental flaw of all the “windmills and solar farms” approaches to energy that the mind-fracked left keeps pushing forward on bad basic assumptions.

          All of these low-energy Jeb approaches require an enormous output of energy from other sources simply to remain functional, and even MORE energy to get the MASS (of whatever specialized kind) needed to operate.

          It’s a SCAM of the highest order. A SCAM. An ingenious one, I will admit, but a SCAM.

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          1. VERY VERY MUCH A SCAM!
            1. They are NET NEGATIVE ENERGY!
            #2. The energy DENSITY per square meter for wind and solar is very low.

            The three (other) fatal flaws of solar and wind power are:

            1. High capital cost,
            2. Unreliability, and
            3. Cost of electricity storage.

            The unpleasant side effects of solar and wind power are:

            1. Unsightly,
            2. Noisy (wind only) and
            3. Need massive subsidies to compete with coal and gas generated electricity.

            The Bonneville Power Administration in the Pacific northwest US has a 4700 mw wind system for which they provide a couple near real time graphs and also spreadsheets of past years of wind data.
            http://transmission.bpa.gov/business/operations/Wind/default.aspx

            They only produce 50% or more of rated capacity 25% of the time, while 33% of the time they produce 10% or less of their capacity.

            Paper analysis of Windmills and other green energy from 2006.
            http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/images/stories/papers/reprint/courtney_2006_lecture.pdf

            “1) Lifetime – they are touted to last 15-20 years without maintenance. Truth be told, in practice it averages out to 4-5 years.

            a) Bearings – they are of high tolerance steel, but they wear out, and go out-of-round. This causes vibrations that increase as the bearings wear, more or less from the get-go. This produces efficiency loss, of course, but moreover the vibrations begin to stress the foundations. Think of billions of little earthquakes. Think of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

            b) Even when set up in concrete pads directly on top of granite strata, the vibrations enable the 1000 ton behemoth to start drilling into the strata, starting with the edges and the weak points in the subsurface. In the sea, sand is a good abrasive. The turbines go out of vertical with a time frame related to the fitness of the material it is perched upon.

            2) Migrating birds – someone here said this does not happen. Untrue. Birds follow the prevailing winds when they can, just like ancient mariners used to navigate east or west, utilizing different winds at different latitudes. Where the wind farms are most feasible are thus in the migrating bird routes. Raptors, like eagles and osprey, and bats are swatted by these behemoths especially in high winds that blow them into the rotors. See the eagles cut in half near Danish rotors.

            3) Noise pollution – they are noisy, especially when the bearings are in between lubrication cycles (yes, each rotor requires tons of petroleum lubricant each period) or they are worn. This could impact whales and dolphins adversely (I did not make this up – it seems like the lamest argument – but the Greenpeaceniks have tried to stop submarines from communication using this argument, also).”

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    2. My comment is simple. This is a LASER-POINTER by communist-pushed Fake Science to keep American science headed in the wrong direction. This is the science equivalent of Obama Hope & Change.

      The Chinese and Russians have a real scam going in the West. By politicizing science organs and societies at the top, they were able to mind-fuck everybody under them – and it’s getting worse until we turn this stuff around. Everybody is headed in the WRONG direction. They are being HERDED off a cliff. It’s truly ingenious. I should be teaching courses in this stuff, but no university would stand for it. I would be run off a community college for trying to talk about this stuff – about DISINFORMATION IN SCIENCE.

      It’s a very simple but effective ploy. The more minds that are distracted on science that sees the SMALL PICTURE and not the BIG PICTURE, the more THEY (Russia and China, among others) get ahead of us.

      Stalin grasped the essentials during the Manhattan Project. He knew he had to REVERSE THE WORLD – and amazingly, he did.

      TL;DR – YOU CAN KEEP YOUR CHUMP CHANGE, XI.

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      1. American Science is Mind BLOWINGLY AWFUL!

        How Many Scientists Fabricate and Falsify Research? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Survey Data
        Abstract

        ……This is the first meta-analysis of these surveys.

        …… Survey questions on plagiarism and other forms of professional misconduct were excluded. The final sample consisted of 21 surveys that were included in the systematic review, and 18 in the meta-analysis.

        A pooled weighted average of 1.97% (N = 7, 95%CI: 0.86–4.45) of scientists admitted to have fabricated, falsified or modified data or results at least once –a serious form of misconduct by any standard– and up to 33.7% admitted other questionable research practices. In surveys asking about the behaviour of colleagues, admission rates were 14.12% (N = 12, 95% CI: 9.91–19.72) for falsification, and up to 72% for other questionable research practices.….

        Considering that these surveys ask sensitive questions and have other limitations, it appears likely that this is a conservative estimate of the true prevalence of scientific misconduct.

        US scientists significantly more likely to publish fake research, study finds

        Source: BMJ-British Medical Journal
        Summary:
        US scientists are significantly more likely to publish fake research than scientists from elsewhere, finds a trawl of officially withdrawn (retracted) studies.

        Fraudsters are also more likely to be “repeat offenders,” the study shows.

        The study author searched the PubMed database for every scientific research paper that had been withdrawn — and therefore officially expunged from the public record — between 2000 and 2010.

        A total of 788 papers had been retracted during this period. Around three quarters of these papers had been withdrawn because of a serious error (545); the rest of the retractions were attributed to fraud (data fabrication or falsification).

        The highest number of retracted papers were written by US first authors (260), accounting for a third of the total. One in three of these was attributed to fraud….

        Why Most Published Research Findings Are False

        Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers

        Science Magazine “Peer review is sick and collapsing under its own weight,” — science publisher Vitek Tracz

        This one is the worst: Research Misconduct Identified by the US Food and Drug Administration
        Out of Sight, Out of Mind,

        Importance
        Every year, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspects several hundred clinical sites performing biomedical research on human participants and occasionally finds evidence of substantial departures from good clinical practice and research misconduct. However, the FDA has no systematic method of communicating these findings to the scientific community, leaving open the possibility that research misconduct detected by a government agency goes unremarked in the peer-reviewed literature….

        Objectives
        To identify published clinical trials in which an FDA inspection found significant evidence of objectionable conditions or practices, to describe violations, and to determine whether the violations are mentioned in the peer-reviewed literature.

        Design and Setting
        Cross-sectional analysis of publicly available documents, dated from January 1, 1998, to September 30, 2013, describing FDA inspections of clinical trial sites in which significant evidence of objectionable conditions or practices was found.
        Results Fifty-seven published clinical trials were identified for which an FDA inspection of a trial site had found significant evidence of 1 or more of the following problems: falsification or submission of false information, 22 trials (39%); problems with adverse events reporting, 14 trials (25%); protocol violations, 42 trials (74%); inadequate or inaccurate recordkeeping, 35 trials (61%); failure to protect the safety of patients and/or issues with oversight or informed consent, 30 trials (53%); and violations not otherwise categorized, 20 trials (35%). Only 3 of the 78 publications (4%) that resulted from trials in which the FDA found significant violations mentioned the objectionable conditions or practices found during the inspection. No corrections, retractions, expressions of concern, or other comments acknowledging the key issues identified by the inspection were subsequently published.

        Conclusions and Relevance
        When the FDA finds significant departures from good clinical practice, those findings are seldom reflected in the peer-reviewed literature, even when there is evidence of data fabrication or other forms of research misconduct.

        Blogs are now performing the important tasks of scrutinizing papers and conclusions often finding gross mistakes.

        (I have tons more info on the sad state of US science.)

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    3. This right here is one of the most telling memes. It shows that these “Low Energy Jeb” approaches that barely pay off, are easily pushed into being NON-VIABLE – and once that happens, you have no recourse but to walk away and start paying people who were not CHUMPED. Which will most likely be the nation or nations that chumped you.

      How does the economics of this fact work? Why are these not being repaired?

      It’s because nobody ever calculated the GRAND WORLD INTEGRAL OF SUSTAINABILITY. Nobody ever reckoned that the margins would be cut out from under the idea by the costs of the basic MATTER needed for Low Energy Jeb forms of energy to work.

      The same reason people can’t afford to gamble when they lose their shirt, or buy more stocks when they lose money on bad investments.

      Such a scam. Such a beautiful scam. “And it was our own idea!” Yeah, you wish, SUCKERS! The people who pointed America down a dead end alley KNEW it was a dead end.

      And they have done this ALL OVER SCIENCE.

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  4. I have never “signed in” to VOAT and do not want to. Today, it says it is checking my privilege then the sign in page comes up. Before, it just directed me to the page of comments about Q.

    Is there a good thing to do here?

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      1. You are probably correct.

        Rush was talking about VPN numbers or accounts or something today.

        I am apparently going to have to put on my big girl pants, do my homework, and get my computer house in order.
        ☹️

        But thank you!
        ❤️

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  5. Great interview of Jim Jordan by the Daily Caller. Unfortunately, I do not know the name of the cutie conducting the interview—which tells me that DC does not like to make the news about themselves.

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      1. Mom’s reaction was probably one of two extremes…bust out laughing and encourage the fun. OR, something along the lines of, WTH were you thinking. I’d have received the latter;-)

        Either way, Dad got to clean up the bubbles that spilled over, wiped the tile…well worth it, me thinks;-)

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  6. Hey folks, an anon has found the source of the Red Cross containers of cash.
    It was a raid on a crooked Cocoa Board Minister in Ghana.
    Ghana……
    Ghana……
    Ghana……
    Isn’t Nancy Pelosi in Ghana right now with the Dem Caucus?

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        1. Ghana actually makes a certain amount of sense for a weird reason. It is the world’s leading producer of cocoa, like 70% or something. I think I picked that up on CSI or some one of those shows. Threaten the world’s chocolate supply….

          Money laundering….

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    1. Here you go. The Ghana connection.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocoa_production_in_Ghana

      Cocoa is the chief agricultural export of Ghana and Ghana’s main cash crop.[1] Behind Ivory Coast, Ghana is the second largest cocoa exporter in the world.[2] Cocoa cultivation is not native to the country;[3] Ghana’s cocoa cultivation, however, is noted within the developing world to be one of the most modeled commodities and valuables.[4]

      Cocoa production occurs in the country’s forested areas: Ashanti Region, Brong-Ahafo Region, Central Region, Eastern Region, Western Region, and Volta Region, where rainfall is 1,000-1,500 millimeters per year. The crop year begins in October, when purchases of the main crop begin, with a smaller mid-crop cycle beginning in July.[5]

      All cocoa, except that which is smuggled out of the country, is sold at fixed prices to the Cocoa Marketing Board. Although most cocoa production is carried out by peasant farmers on plots of less than three hectares, a small number of farmers appear to dominate the trade. Some studies show that about one-fourth of all cocoa farmers receive just over half of total cocoa income.[5]

      With some two million children involved in the farming of cocoa in West Africa, primarily Ghana and Ivory Coast, child slavery and trafficking were major concerns in 2018.[6][7] However, international attempts to improve conditions for children were failing because of persistent poverty, absence of schools, increasing world cocoa demand, more intensive farming of cocoa, and continued exploitation of child labor.[6][8]

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    2. Earlier I posted each case probably has ~Thirteen million dollars in it.

      Looking back at my calculations, straight math, more likely ~Sixteen million per case.

      Franklin’s. $100 bill. 100 Franklin’s = $10,000. (<.5" thick bundle;-)

      Each case appears to have bundles 8 across x 8 deep x guessing 25 high = $16,000,000.

      Both rooms collectively sixty to one hundred cases…One to 1.5 Billion dollars, me thinks.

      More to this than a former Cocoa Official…me thinks.

      Hope some investigative reporter follows the money;-)

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  7. President Trump tells reporters that Cummings should take his oversight committee and find out where the $$$BILLIONS are disappearing into cities like Baltimore and other Democrat ran shitholes. Of course, I was paraphrasing.

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  8. Antifa Flyers Show ICE Agents Killed With Crossbows, Firebombs In Siege on Souther Border

    10-day ‘Border Resistance’ militancy training tour aims to break open U.S. border

    Antifa is preparing for a violent 10-day siege on the southern border in El Paso, Texas, in an effort to “shut down” Immigration and Customs Enforcement and open the border to illegals.” …

    “The promotional image shows border enforcement officers being killed & government property fired bombed. Organizers asking for ‘white comrades’ to pay for others.” …

    more at the link:

    https://www.infowars.com/antifa-flyers-show-ice-agents-killed-with-crossbows-firebombs-in-siege-on-souther-border/

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  9. “BREAKING: Federal Judge Dismisses DNC Lawsuit Against Trump Campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks with Prejudice

    Also, the sanctions motion against Trump’s campaign was denied.

    When the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced that they had filed a lawsuit against the Trump campaign, Wikileaks and the Russian Federation alleging that those entities conspired to conduct a cyberattack against them before the 2016 election, many liberal observers thought it would uncover the smoking gun showing Donald Trump’s criminal and illicit behavior.

    But the resistance was wrong yet again. Earlier today, a federal judge dismissed the suit with prejudice and denied a sanctions motion against the Trump campaign.”

    more at link:

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/breaking-federal-judge-dismisses-dnc-lawsuit-against-trump-campaign-russia-and-wikileaks-with-prejudice/

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    1. Russian hack / interference was assumed by Mueller to be a fact . . . and he went on from there with his biases and innuendos. So, a Federal Judge has now thrown that issue out of court with prejudice . . . another very large nail in the Mueller Report coffin!

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    1. 81 page judges opinion
      It’s pure gold – and he is a Clinton judge

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  10. Okay. I am probably stating the obvious here.

    I believe the people in danger of being exposed by Barr, Durham, and Huber—will stop at NOTHING to keep from going to prison. They will even bring the country to the brink of a HOT civil war if they must.

    Now, we also have President Trump exposing the corruption of Democrat run cities asking where are the billions of dollars going. These criminals are soiling their pants—they are scared—they are desperate!

    As we have already witnessed on MSNBC’s Scarborough’s guest pretty much setting the stage on how to proceed. Starting with the idea to call President Trump—criminal Trump. THEY are saying we are at WAR. We should believe them.

    Expect violence from the likes of Antifa to escalate and the media to continue to echo the racism mantra—repeating a lie until it becomes the ‘truth’. Of course, this is only the tip of the iceberg—expect some crazy things with the internet and social media—election shenanigans—and MUCH MORE!

    I do not want to scare anybody—I want us to be prepared!

    We the People are the Last Line of Defense!

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      1. Situational Awareness everywhere you go, especially if your spouse and family are with you.
        Keep your preparedness steps to yourself.

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        1. And if you are in a Stare with enough Freedom (ability to legally carry), AND have confidence with a weapon, then 100% carry.

          We will see MOAR violence and it will get ugly as Epstein papers get released, declas, release of docs, texts, FISAs, arrests for pedo pushers, skin trade pushers, attempted coup plotters,…

          Across the spectrum of your lives, be ready to defend and or be a bit self sufficient. Latter probably short term, but be ready. Think scenarios out…plan…

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        2. I don’t think that I or any other average citizen has much comprehension of how easy it is for a professional to wipe out a person or all that person’s family, or kidnap, or brutalize. I believe the average person is lost when confronting a skilled, experienced adversary.

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  11. Right back at em!!! 👏👏👏

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    1. Lots of great comments on that thread. Also this pic.

      Hey Øbozo, look what VSGPDJT’s magic wand can do (aside from restoring the USA from your crimes and incompetence):

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            1. Oh, the Pontifi whatever account? I don’t know that there’s a thread per se. Opposing true slavery and trafficking , though is pretty Catholic.

              This guy has confused so many people. And the cabal profaning sacred symbiology has just made so much of that confusion worse.

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          1. Got it. Appreciate the clarification.

            Not to be offensive, but Francis is surely in his own world when I think og Popes back to John XXIII. (Hope I got the latter correct)

            With Francis, something, many things, simply seem “off”, from what I’d guess is normal, expected…something.

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            1. No offense taken when it comes to Francis. Many Catholics who are paying attention will agree with you. One minute he’s saying Mass in Latin ad orientum and leading a Rosary, and the next he’s opening conventions to talk about divorced an remarried Catholics receiving Eucharist.

              Confusion being sown IS the scandal he’s causing.

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              1. Heck even this Agnostic will agree with you that Francis is ‘OFF’

                There was a good write-up I bookmarked in 2013 about all the points that seem to confirm Pope Benedict was FORCED OUT so Francis could be ‘installed’ Nothing that I have seen since then has made me change my mind about Francis.

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    1. I do want to remind the tree dwellers here, that Francis [the talking mule as a patron of my brother’s calls him] reversed a number of Pope Benedict XVI’s personnel choices installing his own people. One such move was at the Vatican Bank, an institution that a lot of us Catholics would like to see finuto. George Cardinal Pell, an Australian, found all kinds of things that needed to be investigated in relation, he was sent home to Australia, and got accused of a crime that the “evidence” proves could not have happened.

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      1. Today, it was all timing. This afternoon, I had just gotten home and nothing had been posted although there were references. This evening, I closed the dishwasher after dinner, sat down, and…..

        WE GOT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Home from drilling now and found out drillerwife made an appearance last night. I warned you guys 😆. Glad the Qtree is so warm though and she really loves the ppl here. I don’t think she quite understands that it’s not necessarily a social media site, like Facebook, but she’s figuring it out. You guys rock though, thank you.

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    1. LOL! No problems! YW! Seriously, this place is safer than Facebook, IMO. Facebook gives the illusion of privacy. We let it all hang out, and make sure everybody knows it! But yeah, I hear you. It’s different for sure!!! 😀

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  13. I attended a pinning cermony today at the local community college for Vietnam Era Veterans. Since I are one, with some trepidation I went, mostly out of curiosity. It turns out I was very happy I went. They really did a great job of thanking all U.S. Veterans who served between Nov 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975.

    I guess they’re doing this all around the country. It’s interesting I never head of such a ceremony or award presentation for Vietnam Veterans when either of the Bushes, Clinton or Obama were President. I received a really nice lapel pin and best of all a commemorative certificate signed by President Trump which I will soon frame and hang in my home.

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    1. Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

      100%, Vietnam Veterans have been treated shabbily. And deserve recognition and appreciation for their Service.

      Northern NV here. EVERY time I visit a store, restaurant…I see Vietnam Vets wearing hats. Always, gesture towards the hat, give them a nod and smile. A proud group, deservedly so!

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        1. Gosh, Carl…that’s where my cousin, who recently died, lived. Truthfully, I had never heard of it. He was a graduate of the Air Force Academy and will be buried there.

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          1. BTW, I love the history of Oregon City. At one point, when you have time I bet people here would be very interested in hearing about the end of the Oregon Trail.

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  14. Some Godfather 3 quotes. Since Q referenced.

    Calo: Power wears out those who don’t have it.

     

    Vincent Mancini: Don Lucchesi, you are a man of finance and politics. These things I don’t understand.

    Licio Lucchesi: You understand guns?

    Vincent Mancini: Yes.

    Licio Lucchesi: Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.

    Michael Corleone: Why was I so feared and you were so loved (To Don Tommasino´s Coffin)

    Michael Corleone: Why was I so feared and you were so loved? [to Don Tommasino’s coffin]

    Michael Corleone: “All my life I was trying to get up in society…where everything is legal, but the higher I go the more crooked it becomes.”

    Michael Corleone: All my life I was trying to get up in society… where everything is legal, but the higher I go the more crooked it becomes.

    Archbishop Gilday: It seems in today’s world the power to absolve debt is greater than the power of forgiveness.

    Don Altobello: Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/godfather_part_iii/quotes/

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          1. Yeah, and France is a LOT smaller than the USA. Think of what that did to their economy and to their birth rate.

            War is one way the ‘elite’ cull the peons numbers and get rid of the Alpha males at the same time.

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    1. Beautiful!

      Always amazed the thought, creativity and symbolism represented on Military Medals and Pins. Every detail meant to honor recipients.

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  15. NCIS has a FASCINATING episode on “Fake Entertainment” tonight. It’s basically indicting “Fake Entertainment”. The absolute unreality of a reality show about military wives, and the massively dysfunctional psychology of everybody around the whole process, is just RIGHT OUT IN THE OPEN.

    Very cool. Very “knowing”.

    The irony of me allowing myself to be tainted by it – well – “fake entertainment” does not give up. Even when it’s on your side. Maybe especially when it’s “on your side”.

    The internet takes quite a hit, too. Good times.

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  16. So, I went to the Magic place today.. Caught a few NICE Jimmy Blue Crabs.. My lil girl Da hound dog knew something was in the Bucket.. Just watch..

    I’ll post some very NICE pic’s & video..
    (Later)..

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      1. your welcome @Wolfmoon1776, She is Guarding that bucket, I;m trying to relax before I clean these guys.. Oh My, It’s a riot right now with Her, (the dog), Wife is taking more video,, I’m DYING of Laughter..

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        1. Your pooch guards crabs. One of mine guards steak and salmon…. It’s true. You open the butcher paper and he might be blind thanks to diabetic cataracts, but the little dude is right by your side and will guard the meat as long as necessary.

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    1. Why does Congress need to take these trips? I’ve read that the troops dread such visits because they disrupt everything. (Not sure how they feel about seeing the President.) But Dems in Congress are not ambassadors for the Presidents’ agenda. Maybe there should be rules that trips have to be taken with equal numbers from each party — but only if absolutely necessary.

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  17. Lookout!!

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    1. I think it was both…it was an Islamist terrorist attack *and* a Deep State dark op, too.

      I’m just not willing to let the Islamists off the hook on 9/11.
      They are not innocent lambs.

      I think that the DS saw what Mohammed Atah and his crew were doing, got wind of what they were planning…and they Let It Happen.

      Buildings don’t just pancake down on themselves like that by accident.
      So I tend to believe the theories about there being some demolition features added to the building structures, to make them come down like they did.

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      1. Not to mention the STAND DOWN ORDER that kept all the Air Force INTERCEPT JETS GROUNDED!

        You know, like the STAND DOWN ORDER that kept all the American Troops from going to Benghazi to rescue Stevens….

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  18. Italy is rockin the last few days. Why haven’t I ever heard about this secret club event? Sounds top tier and so exclusive. No one can talk about what’s discussed.

    So cute. It’s called Google Camp.

    Google Camp guests Harry Styles, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, Barry Diller and Leonardo DiCaprio cruise around Sicily in $200K Maseratis before partying the night away in ancient Greek temple
    Google Camp kicked off in Sicily, with guests flocking to ancient Greek city of Selinunte on the Italian island
    Harry Styles, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, Stella McCartney, Barry Diller and Diane Von Furstenberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas and Bradley Cooper are at the Verdura Resort

    Google Camp guests are arriving in private planes or megayachts, and given $200k Maseratis to drive in
    A select group of billionaire businessman, world famous pop stars, doyennes of design and Hollywood A-listers have once again descended upon the ancient Greek city of Selinunte for Google Camp.

    Google’s billionaire founders hold the opulent event set in a valley of olive groves close to Sciacca on the island of Sicily, inviting the world’s wealthiest business leaders and tech gurus to discuss issues such as human rights and the internet.
    Details are scarce about this year’s event as the itinerary for guests is hidden away on a password-protected webpage.
    Barack Obama is rumored to be appearing at the event this week, but has yet to be seen in Sicily

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7301941/Google-camp-guests-Harry-Styles-Katy-Perry-Orlando-Bloom-Leonardo-DiCaprio-Bradley-Cooper.ht

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      1. Sounds like it’s the second step after this annual event~~~~ article is from last yrs event. The Google Camp article mentioned this event preceding so…the top dogs decide and then enlist their celebs to influence the proles

        https://www.mtexpress.com/news/sun_valley/hear-that-hush-allen-co-returns-to-sun-valley/article_f9c68760-80a1-11e8-9d05-db1273719e2f.html

        Private jets double-parked at Friedman Memorial Airport. Nondisclosure agreements, fresh off the press. You won’t see any formal signs for Allen & Co.’s annual media, business and technology conference

        The conference, like the company itself, is secretive. Allen & Co., a private Fifth Avenue investment bank, doesn’t have a website. It counts George Tenet, the former head of the CIA, among its employees. Organizers and staff are contractually bound to silence. The schedule, as always, stays under lock and key. Presentations and panels cover a wide range of topics, but have focused on politics and on the technology, media and telecommunications sector—the bank’s specialty.

        Still, much of the real business happens outside the classroom, yielding very big and eventually very public results. Time Warner’s doomed merger with AOL is rumored to have grown from the meeting. So was the $250 million purchase of The Washington Post by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world. Last year, Bezos’ top competition for that title shared the same room, as four of Money magazine’s five richest people on the planet came to the conference: Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Mark Zuckerberg.

        Or try to ask them, and get used to Allen & Co.’s de-facto motto: “We have no comments on the conference,” said Sun Valley Resort spokeswoman Kelli Lusk.

        That message has been the same for 35 years: Everybody’s here, and nobody’s talking.

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      2. “The next steps of censorship and culture war….”

        Well now we know one reason Nasty the Pig is in Italy.
        ….

        Interesting that they have to go to ITALY AWAY from the SHITHOLE they have made of Californicate.

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        1. Honestly I don’t think Pelosi is top tier enough for these events. But she’ll be in the vicinity..like she’s near but not on the yacht and certainly not with her ragtag entourage.
          She better concentrate on what Senora El Chapo had to say to her…MS13 ‘s spark of divinity might burn her

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          1. I dunno, Molly…

            As Speaker, Pelosi is ‘3rd in line’ for the Presidency.
            That pretty well makes her top tier!

            She has security clearance to find out ‘things’ and pass them on to the Cabal.
            So I would imagine that that makes her valuable to them.

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            1. You’re right but she’s a senile spazz. I guess after seeing the ultra rich slobber after HRC who can’t walk, coughs, head bobs, falls down…Pelosi would seem okay.
              I need to take a chill pill. These people make me sick!

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        2. Well, if they want to go to a shining, spotless place, they would be in Switzerland.

          One of the reasons I love Italy is the country is the place is unabashedly always halfway falling apart. There’s no pretensions up in the hill towns, either.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up about this, Molly!

      There are No Coincidences.

      So I think that Pelosi timed her little ‘junket’ to be over there at this Google Cabalist Camp, too.

      Hmm…I wonder what the Anons have dug up about this.
      Haven’t been lurking over there today.
      Will have a look later to see if they turned up something.

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      1. Every single day I’m more shocked at our govt representatives …they’ve transformed themselves into elitists on our dime and by pimping out anything they can sell.. The billions they’ve squandered or stolen..unfrikkenbelievable.
        No one has done it better than the Clintons but I think Zerobama might take the prize for transcending into the most revolting celebrity brown noser and loser shadow president. I pray he gets exposed SOON.

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  19. The replies to that Pope Francis tweet that Q posted, are brutal:

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      1. I’m skeptical about the pic with the blue triangular logo on the Pope’s attire. I would like to know if it’s real. If it’s not real, someone needs to ask Victoria Gates (author of the tweet) to be careful what she disseminates.

        I’m not defending the Pope, just the truth. I find it hard to believe that, as long as people have been awake to these things, someone would not have noticed that before.

        The faded-looking pattern on the far side of the garment appears to be bigger than that on the side closest to the camera, which is the opposite of how it should be if the pattern is consistent. I think it’s fake.

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        1. That particular garment is called a Cope. It is used during Benediction when the Monstrance is raised to display the Pyx inside. It also makes an appearance during Holy Week during the transfer of the Eucharist on Holy Thursday and Good Friday as well as Corpus Christi as the Monstrance is carried in the procession.

          Blue is the liturgical color of the Blessed Mother. Vestments with a Mary theme usually only come out on her feasts.

          I’m inclined to believe that this is a fake with the original Cope being the off white and very plain as Francis is not into the heavily embroidered vestments that we usually see in relation to papal liturgies.

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  20. Ellen DeGeneres deep cabal

    Principal Narrative Engineer

    Ellen DeGeneres Charity Work, Events and Causes
    https://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/ellen-degeneres

    Television host Ellen DeGeneres supports numerous organizations, and has won many awards for her charitable efforts.
    Recently, DeGeneres learned about an organization called The Gentle Barn, a home and hospital for animals that have been abused. On her website, DeGeneres urges her viewers to donate.
    With Ben Affleck, DeGeneres launched the”Small Change Campaign” to benefit Feeding America. Ellen supports the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund through the American Red Cross.
    Degeneres’ Ellen for the Cure campaign, run during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month on her television show, supports Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She often gives out prizes and donations on her show.

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  21. 3565

    Q
    !!mG7VJxZNCI
    30 Jul 2019 – 9:08:18 PM

    See Guardian article.
    How do you get ahead of a story?
    Coincidence?
    Q

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    1. An ominous warning. We all know how ruthless those people are.

      So PapaD’s transcripts are the first DECLAS, the one that was to be out on Wednesday (now today). I’m assuming they will show exculpatory evidence that was ignored. The fallout could be big, given Q’s warning.

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  22. Well while we wait for the new daily thread…

    I believe President Trump calling out Baltimore, Elijah Cummings, and Al Sharpton just prevented FF riots in Baltimore scheduled this week.

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    1. Wolf, this morning I remembered these articles, had a flash of inspiration to share them.

      Unfortunately it took me a VERY long time to relocate them…

      What they did was help me connect the dots:

      * Democrats
      * Police Unions
      * Corrupt Policing
      * Systemic and Institutional Racism
      * City Ruination

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    2. I’m going to repost this FULL blog post, since the original blog is OFFLINE.

      I think it’s important to understand the dynamic in these hyper-corrupt cities.

      Police brutality is a blue-state problem
      Hip Hip Republican
      Published on January 22nd, 2016
      https://web.archive.org/web/20160129151705/http://www.hiphoprepublican.com/police-brutality-is-a-blue-state-problem/

      When will #BlackLivesMatter develop the courage to take on a real opponent?

      In December, a Grand Jury in Cleveland followed a prosecutor’s recommendation and declined to indict the officer who killed twelve-year-old Tamir Rice. More than a year after the incident that officer, Timothy Loehmann, remains at work drawing a salary from taxpayers. Cleveland’s District Attorney, Mayor, and Police Chief are all Democrats. The Police Chief, Calvin Williams, is black.

      Last summer in the Dallas suburb of McKinney, a white police officer was recorded pulling his gun on black teenagers at a pool party. At one point the officer wrestled a 14-year-old girl to the ground with no provocation. The officer’s actions were denounced by McKinney’s Police Chief the very next day. Three days later the officer stepped down. He no longer wears a badge or collects a taxpayer-funded salary. McKinney’s civic leadership is white and Republican.

      There is a missing element in public efforts to end the culture of police brutality against black Americans. More than racism is at work in this problem. Black Lives Matter has displayed the courage to challenge the structural racism that subjects black and other minorities to humiliating and occasionally lethal mistreatment by public servants. Yet, neither BLM nor any other major force on the left has mustered the courage to tackle the rest of the problem. As a consequence, their efforts to date have generated nothing but heat.

      {KEY PART – PAY ATTENTION:}

      Police brutality as a structural issue grows from two sources: racism and an absence of accountability. Red states are rich with racism, but the relative weakness of their public employee unions leaves open a potential path to accountability. For all the racism that plagues Southern states, police there are less likely to mistreat black citizens and far more likely to face discipline when they do.

      Our largest, oldest urban areas have a long history of entrenched union power. No force at the state or local level possesses the political muscle to hold police (or educators) accountable for any failure to serve the public interest. That fact is reflected in the quality of their public institutions like police and schools.

      This is a very simple problem. When a public servant in a place like Oklahoma or Texas abuses the public trust, elected officials there possess the authority to discipline them. In Northern states where government employees are insulated by the overwhelming political influence of their unions, no one has the power to subject public servants to appropriate discipline. Create an environment in which the worst performers cannot be properly weeded out and your bottom ten percent will set the tone for everyone else.

      A quick survey of police brutality cases, North and South, makes the problem starkly obvious. Here are a few examples of police abuse in the North with links to the case details and a summary of the outcomes:

      Ohio – John Crawford III – Killed by police in August, 2014
      *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_John_Crawford_III

      Officers in the case were not charged with any crimes. They remain on duty receiving pay. The department still has time to pursue some form of disciplinary action, but will probably decline.

      New York – Eric Garner – Killed by police in July, 2014
      *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Eric_Garner

      Perpetrator remains on duty. None of the officers involved in the incident have faced criminal charges or internal discipline. Only one officer is being referred for discipline, a black supervisor who never laid a hand on Garner. Deadline for disciplinary charges has passed. A civilian who filmed the incident is the only person charged with any crime.

      Maryland – Freddie Gray – Killed by police in April, 2015
      *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Freddie_Gray

      Officers on leave, but still employed and receiving their pay. Police arrested one of the people who filmed the incident. First of six trials of the officers resulted in a mistrial. Interesting note here, three of the six officers involved are black and one is a woman. Apart from a newly elected Governor, every official in the chain of authority all the way to the US Justice Department was a Democrat. All of the local officials, including the police commissioner, were black.

      By contrast, a few examples from Southern states demonstrate how justice operates where public employee unions cannot block accountability:

      Texas – Sandra Bland – Suicide in police custody after needless arrest in July, 2015
      *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Sandra_Bland

      Arresting officer has already been indicted for perjury. Termination proceedings have started. All of the officials involved at the state and local level are Republicans.

      North Carolina – Jonathan Ferrell – Killed by police after a car accident in September, 2013
      *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Jonathan_Ferrell

      Officer was arrested the next day. He was suspended without pay and charged with manslaughter. Trial ended in a hung jury. City of Charlotte settled a claim with the family of the victim for $2.25m.

      South Carolina – Walter Scott – Killed by police fleeing traffic stop in April, 2015
      *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Walter_Scott

      Officer who shot Scott was fired within days. Two months after the incident the officer was indicted for murder. Trial is pending. The state and local officials involved are all Republicans.

      These are only a few examples that demonstrate the wider pattern. How this problem actually works on the ground can be illustrated with a look at the union contract [ *https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160106/downtown/inside-chicago-police-union-contract-document-shows-rules-of-force ] that blocks the City of Chicago from disciplining officers.

      Officers cannot be charged with perjury unless they were first allowed to review prior statements and other evidence, making a perjury charge (as in the Bland case) virtually impossible. Officers under investigation get to know the identities of those who will interrogate them. They get to keep disciplinary proceedings private.

      Officers can’t be removed from paid status until an arbitration process has been completed. They can even decline a lie-detector without facing any penalty. Most importantly, they get to make their first statement in any disciplinary case in private, with their supervisor. It is virtually impossible to subject a Chicago police officer to discipline without the full cooperation of the department and the union. In other words, so long as an officer does nothing to upset his union hierarchy, they are beyond accountability.

      Why do officers in Chicago and other big cities enjoy this degree of immunity while public servants in the South do not? Southern states never developed powerful public employee unions. In the North, unions deliver enough of the political ground game to elect the public officials who will subsequently be on the “other side” of contract negotiations. And state laws force local governments to reach agreements with those unions, effectively blocking any escape. The Democratic Party to which black voters owe unquestioned loyalty is controlled by unions that will always place their own interests above black voters [ *http://blog.chron.com/goplifer/2015/01/black-lives-matter-but-the-union-always-wins/ ]. Checkmate.

      Southern states generally lack mandatory collective bargaining agreements and their public employee unions lack the political organization enjoyed by Northern peers. Southern states have plenty of racism, but the public will not tolerate extreme abuses. Much more importantly, the public possesses the power to hold police and other public workers accountable. Voters in Chicago or Baltimore may be less influenced by racism, but voters there have no leverage to hold police consistently or reliably accountable.

      If Black Lives Matter is serious about stirring up more than passion, they will have to find the courage to tackle the other half of the police brutality problem. For a movement on the Democratic left, tackling the white supremacy element of this problem is too easy to be taken seriously. There is no major constituency on the left committed to preserving white supremacy.

      So far, BLM is still pulling their punches when it comes to public employee unions, reflecting their weakness beneath the surface. The movement is rich in left wing performance art, putting on obnoxious shows at Sanders’ campaign rallies and blocking traffic. Yet their supposedly ambitious �?Campaign Zero’ [ *http://www.joincampaignzero.org/#vision ] amounts to a polite request for police unions to remove contract provisions insulating abusive officers. They’ll congratulate themselves for shutting down the Bay Bridge, but when it comes time to confront a real political powerhouse, they are suddenly flush with pragmatism.

      When reformers muster the will to challenge their union “allies” on the left, we may see an opening for real change. That kind of change could open up a new era of prosperity for Northern cities stunted by corrupt and unaccountable public institutions. Unfortunately, it is far more likely that this movement will simply be absorbed into the numbing static of the professional left, filling a booth between Code Pink and Occupy Wall Street at a future progressive bloggers convention. That would be a loss for all of us, left, right and center.

      ####

      Chris Ladd is a Texan in exile. After growing up in Beaumont and working for more than a decade in Houston, he moved to suburban Chicago, where he is a Republican precinct committeeman. He has a day job that he loves in the software industry. In his free time he has written for David Frum’s blog, the Washington Times Communities, the Houston Chronicle, and the Huffington Post. Back in Texas he interned at the Legislature, worked on numerous state and local Republican campaigns, and volunteered for a statewide PAC. Chris graduated from Beaumont’s Central High, earned a degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas (the Harvard of Williamson County) and received his JD from the University of Houston. He currently has a new book out entitled “The Politics of Crazy: How America Lost Its Mind and What We Can Do About It.” [ *http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X1EM3AW ]

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    3. Social Justice Ideology & Its Contribution to Mob Violence in Baltimore
      Written By: Andy Woods April 30, 2015
      http://thewordonpolitics.com/social-justice-ideology-its-contribution-to-mob-violence-in-baltimore/

      Concerning this week’s rioting in Baltimore, I found myself largely in agreement with one my Facebook friends, who opined: “What happened in Baltimore to the arrested man [Freddie Gray] was tragic and wrong. What is happening right now in the streets of Baltimore is even more tragic and wrong! Where are the so called ‘leaders’ and why aren’t they speaking out to stop this?”

      I began to consider, what was the true source of all of this seemingly stored up inner city wrath? Such pent up rage in so many in the minority community is the ripened fruit of the social justice agenda, which teaches that America remains, even today and in the year 2015, a structurally racist society. Those propagandized by this educational framework misinterpret virtually every wrong and injustice committed not as isolated, tragic incidents associated with living in a fallen world, but rather as part of a larger fabric known as societal institutionalized racism. This perpetual disinformation campaign causes large segments of the minority population to naturally simmer and seethe with revolutionary animus against the establishment as a whole, since they genuinely believe that the system at large is unfairly rigged against them. In such a tense environment, any perceived injustice (George Zimmerman and Traavon Martin, Darren Wilson and Michael Brown, Eric Garner, etc…) will surface this rage at the drop of a hat, which is always lurking beneath the surface and ready to explode at any moment.

      For today’s highly charged climate, we can thank the misery merchants and preachers of the institutional racism religion, such as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, Marc Lamont Hill, Michael Eric Dyson, Julianne Malveaux, Juan Williams, Kirsten Powers, Richard Fowler, Henry Louis Gates, Anthony Campolo, Jim Wallis, Michael Emerson, George Soros, Barack Obama, Loretta Lynch, and Eric Holder. In this regard, we also owe a debt of “gratitude” to the cultural Marxists that have controlled the American educational system for at least the last half century.

      The Democratic Party also deserves much of the blame. In the very urban areas where mob uprisings have recently transpired, such as in Ferguson and now Baltimore, the Democrats have controlled the Mayorships, city councils, and school boards for generations. John Nolte well explains the contribution of the Democratic Party to recent events in Baltimore:

      Contrary to the emotional blackmail some leftists are attempting to peddle, Baltimore is not America’s problem or shame. That failed city is solely and completely a Democrat problem. Like many failed cities, Detroit comes to mind, and every city besieged recently by rioting, Democrats and their union pals have had carte blanche to inflict their ideas and policies on Baltimore since 1967, the last time there was a Republican Mayor.

      In 2012, after four years of his own failed policies, President Obama won a whopping 87.4% of the Baltimore City vote. Democrats run the city of Baltimore, the unions, the schools, and, yes, the police force. Since 1969, there have only been only been two Republican governors of the State of Maryland.

      Elijah Cummings has represented Baltimore in the U.S. Congress for more than thirty years…

      Every single member of the Baltimore city council is a Democrat…

      It is the free people of Baltimore who elect and then re-elect those who institute policies that have so spectacularly failed that once-great city…

      You can call the arson and looting and violence we are seeing on our television screens, rioting. That’s one way to describe the chaos. Another way to describe it is Democrat infighting. This is blue-on-blue violence. The thugs using the suspicious death of Freddie Gray (at the hands of a Democrat-led police department) to justify the looting that updates their home entertainment systems, are Democrats protesting Democrat leaders and Democrat policies in a Democrat-run city.

      Poverty has nothing to do with it…

      Where I currently reside here in Watauga County, North Carolina, the poverty level is 31.3%. Median income is only $34,293. In both of those areas we are much worse off than Baltimore, that has a poverty rate of only 23.8% and a median income of $41,385. Despite all that, we don’t riot here in Watauga County…

      One attitude we don’t have here is the soul-killing belief that somebody owes us something, which, of course, is a recipe for discontent. Because if you’re not getting what’s owed to you, how can you be anything but angry? Democrats and their never-ending grievance campaigns; their never-ending propaganda that government largess is the answer; their never-ending caves to corrupt unions; their never-ending warehousing of innocent children in failed public schools — that’s a Democrat problem, not America’s problem.

      I might believe Baltimore was an American problem if the city was interested in new ideas and a new direction under new leaders. But we all know that will never happen. After Democrat policies result in despair and anarchy, Democrats always demand more of the same, only bigger. And the media goes right along. And things only get worse. I wish you all the luck in the world Baltimore. And I truly wish you had the courage to change. If you ever do, send up a flare. Until then, there is nothing anyone can do for you. You are victims of your own choices, and no one can make choices for you but you. As far as the good people of Baltimore trapped by the terrible voting of your fellow citizens, I suggest you buy more guns until you can move to a city not run by those who see rioting as part of the Master Plan.

      [ SEE MORE: *http://thewordonpolitics.com/social-justice-ideology-its-contribution-to-mob-violence-in-baltimore/ ]

      Two References:

      Baltimore Is a Democrat Problem, Not America’s Problem [ MUST READ ]
      By John Nolte | 28 Apr 2015
      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2015/04/28/baltimore-is-a-democrat-problem-not-americas-problem/

      Sheriff CONFIRMS Baltimore cops said Freddie Gray trying to harm himself, also Mayor ordered STAND DOWN
      Apr. 29, 2015 10:59 pm by The Right Scoop
      https://therightscoop.com/sheriff-confirms-baltimore-cops-said-freddie-gray-trying-to-harm-himself-also-mayor-ordered-stand-down/

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    4. Baltimore as a Democrat City
      How Baltimore is now paying the price for being exactly like every other leftist-run big city in America.
      April 29, 2015 | John Perazzo
      *https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/256098/baltimore-democrat-city-john-perazzo

      A Child’s Memory Of White Flight From Baltimore
      Fear often turns into anger and hatred. There was plenty of that being stoked in the 1960s, but much more than racism caused white flight from Baltimore.
      *http://thefederalist.com/2015/05/18/a-childs-memory-of-white-flight-from-baltimore/

      Some eye-opening information about Baltimore’s problems.

      So many quotes, where to start?

      Miss Frieda’s house used to be graced with a lovely flower garden on her postage-stamp-size front yard. Overflowing flower pots lined the porch railing. She had been a Polish freedom fighter during World War II. She had survived the concentration camps. She came to America with her husband and settled in that house, where she raised her family, nursed her dying husband in her later years, and now lived alone where she wanted nothing more than to tend her flowers and visit John Paul II in Rome every few years.

      My daughters and I met her while she was tending her garden. She took a liking to my girls and even gave them intricate handmade Christmas ornaments she folded out of paper, a craft she learned in Poland in childhood. She was a joyful and generous woman in spite of what she had experienced long ago.

      Frieda was driven out of the neighborhood by local angry Baltimore youths who repeatedly stomped on her flowers, smashed her flower pots, broke a window, and finally made her fear for her safety. Imagine what this woman had survived in life, only to be driven out of her beloved home by uncivil, unsupervised, angry Baltimore teens, just like those who burned and looted Baltimore this April and who Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby appeased by saying, “This is your day.” Frieda’s escape was not white flight; it was flight from crime and uncivil behavior.

      Their supposed calls for dialogue are really a demand for monologue. The rest of us (meaning white people) had better shut up and accept the fact that we are all racist and everything is entirely the fault of white people, all white people. Then we should be made to pay (as Sharpton has so successfully modeled).

      So what is true? I can only speak to what I know, but if we start including everyone’s stories and not just the politically correct stories or those that support “the narrative” being pushed by the Left as the only truth that matters, we may get closer to the actual whole truth.

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    1. Yeah…I’m thinking she’s probably a liberal and a Dem.
      We have them here, unfortunately.

      You don’t show such disrespect like that to our LEOs here.
      He was very nice to her…lenient and respectful.

      She should’ve just said “Yes, sir” and signed the ticket.
      But nooo.
      She acted all entitled and got huffy with him.
      Way wrong thing to do!

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      1. You made me visualize a big little town that has liberals, but just like 3 or 4, and they all hang together. So when our of towners visit, its a driveby tourist stop…. “and there at our coffee shop, sit our progressive liberals. Pesky things!”

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        1. Heheh.
          Well, last I checked, there are more registered D’s here than R’s.

          But most of them are conservative D’s who Do Not Like what their party has been doing.
          So they vote for the more conservative R’s.

          We also have a lot of very conservative Independents here, who don’t like either party.
          I think there are actually more I’s here than there are D’s or R’s.

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  23. My reply for NF (ran out of room in the other thread strand thing.)

    When I say “Orthodoxy,” I mean Orthodox Christianity.

    Wiki’s defninition of the WORD “orthodox” is decent, I think.

    You mentioned yesterday that at one point you began a serious search, and you started that search by getting the OLDEST bible you had access to….well, that is kinda sorta what happened with us, only in terms of CHURCHES.

    We were looking for a church when we moved here, and we visited a bunch of different churches. We’re both kind of ‘nerdy’ people, so we decided to look into the histories of the different churches….and when we were looking at Roman Catholic church history, we came across that ‘1054 schism’ thing. We knew NOTHING of the Orthodox Church at that point. Hubby then came across a 6 minute youtube of an Orthodox priest speaking at a Presbyterian gathering and he said, ‘we need to check out these guys.’ And with that, our journey to Orthodoxy began.

    Basically, you’re correct about me being a kind of ‘fundamentalist,’ because when you get right down to it, one cannot get any more ‘fundamental’ than Orthodox Christianity. (Of COURSE some will VEHEMENTLY disagree – that’s understandable because people are protective of their deeply held belief systems, and challenges to it can cause upset/anger, even rage. I sincerely DO understand that – it’s why I took THREE YEARS as a catechumen before converting! I’ve “been there, done that.”)

    An idea…for people who are seeking a Church ‘based on the Bible,’ doesn’t it make sense to consider the worship of the Chuches actually MENTIONED in the Bible?

    Look up every Church founded in the book of Acts. Look for every Church Paul wrote an Epistle directly to. Look up the seven Churches that letters were written to in Revelation. They still exist, and except for Rome, they’re still Orthodox.

    Hope that helps clarify what I meant, NF. HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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    1. Thank you, Mandy. I truly appreciate your explanation. It is a VERY complicated issue, no doubt, particularly for someone like myself who has not had any “education” on the subject except through the lens of WELS (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod) and my own admittedly limited research abilities.

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