Dear KMAG: 20200110 Open Thread

Welcome to the OPEN THREAD!!!!!!!! January shall be known as “Expose the Sham in SHAMUARY!” Let the truth bombs fall. Expose the hypocrisy of the press, malinent of politicos, bureaucracy, and NGOs. 

Here are a few examples:

  1. The press and Dems insist our President was out of bounds for an “Assassination”. Well, it wasn’t an assassination when Holder and Obama did it.

2. For the past 3 days, the press and Dems have foamed at the mouth about curbing the President’s Power with a War Powers Resolution. They passed it. The media covered it. It means nothing. It’s toothless. All a big act for the media and to mislead the people. Besides that, most people think the War Powers Act is unconstitutional.

#3. The word of the day has been “Crossfire”, intended to mislead the public to believe a Ukrainian Airliner was shot down, with 176 dead, because of something the USA did. No.

Expose them all!!!!!!!!!!! They’re STONE COLD BUSTED!

Cuz you know what happens right?

Now for the housekeeping.

We don’t believe in political correctness at QTree. 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. Important Guidelines are outlined here in the January 1st open thread, with an addendum on 20191110. In other words, please keep it SOMEWHAT civil. We have a new board – actually a new SITE – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation. NOT HERE. This board will remain a REFUGE for those who need civility, either some or all of the time.

SPEAK THE FIVE WORDS BOLDLY TO OUR PRESIDENT!, “I AM PRAYING FOR YOU!

And remember….. it is time to drain the swamp in DC and LOCALLY. Please make a commitment in the new year to attend a LOCAL board meeting for your town or municipality or school board. Get involved and make your presence known. Put your local officials phone numbers in your cell phone and call them once a week (or more often).

“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.

711 thoughts on “Dear KMAG: 20200110 Open Thread

    1. I feel your pain. I have come here for the same reasons. Hoping to calm down before bed.

      I made the mistake of peeking OT a few minutes ago.

      I’m pretty sure that my normally extremely low blood pressure has risen past normal levels.

      Gateway Pundit didn’t help.
      😡

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        1. Information was pretty old, but upsetting.

          I know to wait, but saving the rally thread for before bed treat and made the mistake of reading OT to see if they had one, too.

          That was when I read the Huber thread there (some of it…at least I had enough sense not to finish it or read the comments)

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        2. Sometimes I just have to roll my eyes when I see GP’s headlines.

          Brian Cates has a thread on this very subject:

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      1. I avoid OT and GP. No, tonight I was with people who are opting not to sing in a concert/oratorio performance because the piece is distasteful to them. Well, I have one of the big solo parts, and I’ve known that for months. It’s part of being a professional, even if you are a volunteer – you do what is put in front of you. So the thing is not high art literature in music. So what? The music is such that it will make people better musicians. That’s never a bad thing.

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        1. This is a wonderful place, but at times like these I can’t help thinking about how lovely it would be to hear your voice, to sample Daughn’s cooking, and to have had the chance to hold the hand of PHC before he left us.

          So many amazing people are here. The comfort we extend to one another and the blessings of the friendships we share seem tangible..

          Though they be virtual…I am sending hugs.

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      2. Regarding the other site, there’s a concerted effort to DISCOURAGE going on about the Huber story. There may one or two sane voices per page. The rest are impersonators or people who are paid to be there.

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  1. Oh wow Wolfie… WE ARE OVER THE TARGET!!!

    SBC is trying to EXPLAIN AWAY getting money from Soros and their role taking bribe money to promote illegal “immegration” (illegal alien invasion)!!!

    EXPLAINER: ERLC, George Soros and Evangelical Immigration Table
    by BP Explainer, posted Thursday, January 09, 2020
    http://www.bpnews.net/54148/explainer-erlc-george-soros-and-evangelical-immigration-table

    ERLC screams out “All Stations! Damage Control!!!”

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    1. Wow, Wolf… this SBC news is extra spicy… from Will McRaney

      Convention Watch Briefs:

      1. NOT in the News – Baptist Press has yet to publish that 100s of SBC church in VA have received subpoenas from attorneys seeking to discover if the SBC has a hierarchy in spite of the SBC Constitution which says each church, Assn and State Convention are fully autonomous. ISSUE: Liability

      2. FAKE/FALSE News – Sandy and I requested a retraction from Baptist Press for statements by NAMB/Ezell in 2016 and 2017 that were false. BP printed without investigating or talking with me. ISSUE: Truth

      3. FAKE/FALSE News – BP publishes article today which states there is not a connection between George Soros’ financial resources and the Immigration organization that ERLC Russell Moore is on. However, Capstone Report refutes BP and publicly asked SBC Exec. Pres. Ronnie Floyd why he allows lies to be told by BP. BP writer was not named, but “Explainer” was used. WHY? ISSUE: Truth & Transparency

      4. NAMB VP over Send Network (church planting) which has an annual budget of $75 million hosts a Casino night for the church he pastors, Blueprint in celebration of their 10 year anniversary. Video of the event was placed on the Blueprint website, but has since been removed. SB bloggers are questioning the judgement of Dhati for hosting a Casino event. ISSUE: Judgement

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  2. Whoa, did Rod Dreher take the red pill?

    Is US Orthodoxy Going Pro-Gay?
    JANUARY 1, 2020|10:39 PM
    ROD DREHER
    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/american-orthodoxy-going-pro-gay/

    By now, it’s crystal clear that whenever theological liberals invite theological conservatives to “dialogue” about sexual ethics, what’s really being negotiated is the terms under which conservatives can be persuaded to surrender. If there is a dialogue to be had among Christians, it’s how best to proclaim and to help people live out the countercultural truth about sex and the body in these post-Christian, erotomaniacal times. That’s not the dialogue that interests theological liberals; “dialogue” is what they want up until the point where they hold power, in which case the dialogue is over, because the Holy Spirit has done something new in the church, and we cannot give bigotry any quarter.

    There’s a liberal website called Orthodoxy In Dialogue, which is exactly what you think it is. A couple of weeks ago, there appeared a controversial essay from an Antiochian Orthodox priest in Wichita, which is known for being a conservative jurisdiction. In the essay, Father Aaron Warwick calls for the liberalization of Orthodox pastoral practice regarding homosexuality. An Orthodox reader e-mailed the piece to me, with real dismay. This paragraph from the Warwick essay caused me to do a double-take:

    In reality, I believe we should also accept that, like most heterosexuals, most homosexuals will find lifelong abstinence to be impracticable. In such cases, it is my strong conviction that we should encourage homosexuals to find a lifelong partner. While I understand this offends the sensibility of many Orthodox Christians, I again point to how our Church has dealt with the sin of divorce and remarriage. Namely, we do not enforce the strict legal and scriptural injunctions of our Church; rather, we act in a pastoral manner, allowing people an opportunity to continue working out their salvation within the Church. We never ask a remarried individual to eventually, some day leave their new spouse so their sin will not persist. We simply recognize this person needs compassion and a chance to do as well as they possibly can. Furthermore, we realize that the best way to encourage this is for an individual to belong to some form of community that requires mutual submission and the restriction of one’s sexual life to focus on no more than one person.

    The whole essay is right in line with the kind of misdirecting sophistry Father James Martin has perfected in the Catholic Church: claiming not to be challenging Church teaching, but merely adjusting the application of those teachings to fit new pastoral and cultural realities. This is a clever way to change the teaching of the Church without appearing to do what you are plainly doing. It seems to be working in the Catholic Church, under this pope. But could this kind of thing really be coming to Orthodoxy?

    Yes Rod, welcome to the NeoMarxist culture wars’ march through the institutions. Thanks for waking up.

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    1. If there is one thing that can be expected from true Christians, it is the sincere attempt to resolve conflict and strife.

      Sadly, not only do others take advantage of this CHRISTIAN trait, but Christians themselves don’t really know how to draw a line in the sand and say “No. No further.” And the former use the latter to drive a wedge into Christ’s church.

      So sad.

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        1. The other weapon is NGOs….

          On to the subject of “legitimacy” the reason behind the use of the Delphi technique. There is also another technique used to give government the mantle of “legitimacy” and that is the use of NGOs. Just like the Delphied Public Meeting, NGOs are all about controlling the message too.

          Cornell Law Library: NGO Legitimacy: Reassessing Democracy, Accountability and Transparency

          …A recent survey reveals educated Americans and Europeans trust NGOs more than they trust governments, corporations, and the media.2… As their power augments, NGOs have become increasingly skeptical and critical of the power held by the United Nations (“UN”) and by sovereign states. NGOs accuse these world powers of engaging in rule-making processes that are lacking in transparency, democracy, and accountability, thus lacking in legitimacy. Now, even as their power grows, NGOs are falling under this same criticism—NGO processes are far from transparent, democratic and accountable, and as a result, some claim they are not legitimate representatives of the masses. This NGO criticism has increased in frequency and volume. Even staunch NGO supporters, such as Kofi Annan, have begun to question NGOs lack of accountability following the NGOs’ participation at the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa. NGO authority flows from public perception that NGOs are legitimate—that they somehow do represent the muffled masses, that their motives are good, and that they sacrifice their own comfort to help others. The fallacy of these perceptions can be demonstrated. But more important are the criticisms regarding democracy, transparency, and accountability…

          Some NGOs are huge organizations, with budgets larger than those of small states,8 that wield powerful influence in international and domestic communities. Large NGOs attract huge funding, and their visibility in media, the policy-making arena, and the general public has never been higher.9 Other NGOs possess little power, are financially unstable, and are oppressed by their national governments. Despite the difference in size, power, funding, and mandate, a common feature among many NGOs (especially human rights and development NGOs) is their desire and attempt to influence government policy, whether at the local, national, or international level….

          While NGOs developed a reputation for the advocacy of the disenfranchised, some find it ironic that NGO leaders exert tremendous, almost arbitrary, power over their members. Many observers have wondered whether NGOs—most of which are Western-oriented—act as true representatives of larger constituencies, or whether they serve as political platforms for a few executives.52 NGOs are continuously criticized, by opponents and supporters alike, for their lack of democracy….

          Many NGOs do not adhere to an internal democratic process.53 And many, if not most NGOs, do not vote on their leaders, the policies and platforms often do not represent the interests of the members, and few members know what NGO leaders are doing. Few NGOs follow a democratically created constitution, few are accountable to their members, and few allow members to vote on initiatives and leaders….

          As one person noted and as I verified it is the large foundations pouring money into a NGO that actually controls it. The leaders are not about to tick off old money bags who pays their salary now are they?
          …..

          World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy, in a speech at the Bocconi University in Milan

          …Whether public or private, governance needs to provide leadership, the incarnation of vision, of political energy, of drive.

          It also needs to provide legitimacy, which is essential to ensure ownership over decisions which lead to change. Ownership to prevent the in-built bias towards resistance to modify the status quo.

          Ownership is now developed through NGOs who supposedly represent “The People”

          Global Policy Journal The Role of Middle Power-NGO Coalitions in Global Policy: The Case of the Cluster Munitions Ban

          Medium-sized wealthy states – middle powers – and global civil society networks are increasingly joining forces to influence the global policy agenda on issues of international law, justice, humanitarianism and development. These middle power–NGO coalitions use the comparative advantages of both state and nonstate actors in synergistic partnerships. States represent the coalitions’ interests in international negotiations and conferences, provide donor funding and offer diplomatic support. For their part, NGOs gather on-the-ground research, provide technical expertise, lobby governments, mobilise public opinion and generate media publicity. This article uses the case of the campaign to ban cluster munitions, culminating in the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions, to examine the organisation, efforts and impact of such middle power–NGO coalitions…..

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        2. Part of the problem with homosexuality, though, and this was all but confirmed after an exchange with a cousin over the weekend…I honestly believe that a lot of times it’s a bizarre manifestation of Oedipus Complex with a traumatic event thrown in. The bullies and aggressive sorts take advantage of the vulnerable.

          In that case, who is the sinner? The predator or the person looking for acceptance who goes where they find it.

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      1. From my old notes:

        This technique is rather common I am afraid. It is the method used to give “legitimacy” to pre-determined out comes. In group settings, the Delphi Technique is an unethical method of achieving consensus on controversial topics.

        The Delphi Technique. Have you ever been Delphied?

        …the basis of the Delphi Technique is to achieve consensus on controversial topics and requires professional facilitators, we are told….

        More and more, we are seeing citizens being invited to “participate” in various forms of meetings, councils, or boards to “help determine” public policy in one field or another. They are supposedly being included to get ”input” from the public to help officials make final decisions on taxes, education, community growth or whatever the particular subject matter might be.

        Sounds great, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, surface appearances are often deceiving.

        You, Mr. or Mrs. Citizen, decide to take part in one of these meetings.

        Generally, you will find that there is already someone designated to lead or “facilitate” the meeting. Supposedly, the job of the facilitator is to be a neutral, non-directing helper to see that the meeting flows smoothly.

        Actually, he or she is there for exactly the opposite reason: to see that the conclusions reached during the meeting are in accord with a plan already decided upon by those who called the meeting….
        *http://freeasthysweetmountainair.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/the-delphi-technique-have-you-ever-been-delphied/

        An example here in the USA

        The Delphi Technique for Controlling Public Meetings – What it is, and how to counter it

        In her article USDA Employing Delphi Technique, Marti Oakley describes the opposition we face as we go to the USDA listening sessions. I faced a similar situation when I attended a county meeting to discuss our land being turned over to the local tribe, as well as water rights.

        I recognize now that the technique used in that meeting to manipulate the people present was the Delphi Technique….

        There is even a paper on using the technique out of the University of Virgina where Mikey Mann taught.

        The committee meeting alternative. Using the Delphi technique.
        Abstract
        Decision making is an important component of the role of nursing administrators; yet, committee meetings for decision making have limitations. The author describes the characteristics of the Delphi technique and compares the Delphi process to the face-to-face discussions occurring in committee meetings. Specific information about the use of the Delphi technique as well as examples of its use are presented.

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        1. We started a new thing at our house. Big T goes to the alderman meetings and I go to school board meetings. Problem is, they ask me, “Why are you here?”
          I say I am a concerned citizen.
          They don’t believe me.

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          1. “Why are you here?”

            Same thing happens around here when the private school people go to school board meetings. Just because we finance public schools, it seems we have no say if we don’t send our kids there. Yet another reason why there are so many private school people in this end of the muni.

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    2. Timothy Kallistos Ware, an Orthodox Archbishop (?) was mewling compromising phrases (like Francis) about poor widdle homos.

      The Church is SICK to death – all across the board. That’s what the atheist communists and supremacist Islamists want.

      The United Methodist Church is splitting, as have the Anglican/Episcopalians, and other denominations over homosex – which science, statistics and Scripture show is a dangerous lifestyle.

      GOD FORBIDS and warns against same sex sex, marriage, etc. out of love and desire for our best life.

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      1. CLARIFICATION – Timothy Kallistos Ware, an Orthodox Archbishop (?) was mewling compromising phrases (like Francis) about poor widdle homos – way back in 2003-4 during the Episcopal/Anglican ‘gay’ bishop crisis.

        Propaganda says they are victims and must live their ‘sexual identity’ ‘sexual orientation’ which is a bunch of made up propaganda ‘hypothetical construct’ crap!

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        1. Yes the manipulative stories are part of the larger PsyOps. Anything they can do to undermine and destroy the morale and resolve of good people to stand up against this is part of what they do.

          It is across the board. There is no church – NONE – that isn’t being ACTIVELY TARGETED.

          Wolf also mentioned another part of their strategy – “Let’s you and him fight”. The Left actively seeks out wedge issues to distract and divide people from unifying against their anti-Christ schemes.

          The Left knows that if Christians unify on major cultural issues – especially pro-life issues – that they ware powerless to resist. So they attack Christian unity.

          Unfortunately – just like Rod Dreher shocked that this could happen in the Orthodox church – there are too many people who put up blinders that “It can’t happen in my church!” or “It can’t happen in my denomination”. Every time I’ve seen this in the last decade+ these people were very sadly WRONG.

          (Sadly, I’ve had more than my fair share of run-ins with the Young and Restless Orthodox, typically single young men who were converts from some nutter group… they had a zeal and anger that could have been channeled productively but they felt that they needed to go to war against “Romanists” and “Protestants”. It was always destructive and counter-productive. No matter how hard I would try there just was no be-friending them – the anger was too strong and they were too infected by the virus of divisiveness. Like immaturity, sometimes that disease just has to run its course.)

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          1. I’ve seen so much and so many church horrors thoughout my life that it’s hard to trust and put my weight down, to try to enter in and belong….but that is equally the consequence of my childhood events, experiences and other family horrors.

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            1. I agree. I think it’s hard for people who haven’t been on the receiving end of spiritually abusive churches of all types to appreciate why people who have act and think the way they do. Betrayal of trust is a severe emotional violation you don’t just heal quickly from.

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      2. Pope Francis has also been equivocating about homosexuality. ‘I won’t judge’ he says. There are many homosexuals and ephebophiles among the Catholic clergy.

        Look out Catholics!

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          1. That’s good to hear. There needs to a reserve plan for the church militant to preserve the faith for future generations. Though, to be honest I’m not sure how traditionalist Catholics are working to structure this.

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            1. When I lived for many years in Liberal Hell, I mean Boston, one of the annual events to raise money for local charities was called “Touch a Truck”. The local PD, PD and every contractor would bring their equipment to a big parking lot and let the kids climb over it as well as giving rides. In retrospect, aside from the kids who had a blast, it was a great identifier of (a) likely gay boys,(b) likely gay girls (c) demented helicopter moms and (d) hen-pecked husbands of helicopter moms. Such events just don’t happen here in Real America where a “Prius” is used as a golf cart and a small car is a basic pick-up.

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              1. Way-ul, bless your heart! My you do just luh-ve the stereotype! I was being just a bit met-a-FOE-rickle with that allusion. Personally, I luh-ve golf courses and guzzle my car does not. But I have maintained a 4 handicap in the recent past – which most will agree makes me economical with my strokes.

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          1. First husband owned a construction company, so Gunner grew up with heavy equipment. Bob the Builder was a popular show when he was a small fry. We had a friend who farmed about 17K acres and had millions of dollars in heavy equip, who was one of his godfathers. I would pick G up from pre-school and take him out to the farm at lunchtime when the guys would come back in from the fields.
            THEY would take Gunner back out in the big Case/Deere equipment and often his afternoon nap would come in the cab of a combine. Every day, for years. He cried when it rained and could not go.

            When I was buying furniture for the house, I often had to drag my stepson with me to local auctions. One large auction was held quarterly a large Nat Guard Armory, which was run by a guy known to us as “Sarg”. Well, my 9yr old was far more interested in the tanks/trucks outside than French Bombe chests inside and Gray developed a special affection for Sarg. One Sunday, I bought a LOT of stuff and was working on tickets with auctioneer and loading when we all realized one of the tanks was MOVING…. up and back, left and right, turrets turning. We watched in fascination. Sure enough, pretty soon, Sarg and my stepson popped the top and came out. It was a BIG DAY for him.

            And yes, would have never happened if we lived in Manhattan.

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        1. Just an amazing piece of music, and adaptable to so many equally astonishing arrangements/instruments.

          One of my favorite movies is La Dolce Vita, which in part touches on the emptiness left behind when Jesus is left behind. One of the characters (Singer?) who later commits suicide plays this piece on the organ, and you can see and understand how deeply it touches him and permits him to see the surrounding emptiness.

          A piece written in South America in the 1500’s (I think) but which is anonymous has the same effect on me as D minor. It is called La Folia, and also can be played in many equally astonishing arrangements/instruments. (I made a cd for myself of about a dozen quite distinct but equally moving versions of La Folia, and can listen to it all day). Anyway, in looking for an example, I found this one which is done Spanish style, with castanets no less. The Spanish aspect makes it sound more jazzy than it is usually played, but I loved this version, too.

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          1. He has been making a list and checking it twice for over 35 years, President knows alot Moar than we know about after all he WAS one of them.
            I sleep well knowing Trump has God working thru him to possibly fix this.

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  3. Chick-fil-A CEO Regrets ‘Inadvertently’ Discrediting ‘Outstanding’ Groups Like the Salvation Army
    BY TYLER O’NEIL JANUARY 8, 2020
    https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/chick-fil-a-ceo-regrets-inadvertently-discrediting-oustanding-groups-like-the-salvation-army/

    In a letter sent last month but widely publicized on Wednesday, CEO Dan Cathy said he regretted “inadvertently” discrediting the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes by seeming to cave to LGBT activists when the company’s intention was merely to restructure its charitable giving.

    “As you have seen, recently we announced changes to our giving strategy at the Chick-fil-A Foundation. These changes were made to better focus on hunger, homelessness and education,” Cathy wrote. “We understand how some thought we were abandoning our longstanding support of faith-based organizations. We inadvertently discredited several outstanding organizations that have effectively served communities for years.”

    A person with knowledge of Cathy’s intentions told PJ Media the CEO was referring to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. It seems particularly important to rebut the “anti-gay” smears against the Salvation Army, which has gone above and beyond to help … gay people.

    Cathy quoted Chick-fil-A’s Corporate Purpose — “To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.” The CEO acknowledged that “Some also questioned if our commitment to our Corporate Purpose was waning. Let me state unequivocally: It is not.”

    Cathy sent the letter on December 5, but the American Family Association (AFA) publicized it on Tuesday. Following the news that Chick-fil-A would stop funding the Christian groups, AFA launched a petition that garnered more than 116,000 signatures. AFA President Tim Wildmon sent a personal letter to the CEO.

    . . . More . . .

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    1. I have zero empathy for the people at Chick-fil-A. They had the full support of Christians everywhere, and their business was on top of the world. Every Chick-fil-A I passed had long lines in multiple lanes. Why mess with success?

      So with their new focus on hunger, homelessness and education, they “inadvertently discredited several outstanding organizations that have effectively served communities for years.” Sorry, not buying it. The Salvation Army is synonymous with serving the hungry.

      There must have been countless ways to “restructure” their charitable giving, but they chose a certain path and have tried to sugar-coat it ever since. Every time Dan Cathy tries to explain, he makes it worse.

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        1. Many (most likely most) on our side still do not “get” how brilliant leftists are in achieving their sadistic nihilism. We rightly think they are people with stupid ideas, and often even go so far as to commend them for the “idealism” of their stupid ideas.

          But people have not truly absorbed the 100% accurate point of 1984: the communists or whatever they are calling themselves today, have zero principles other than achieving power over YOU and making YOU suffer. This goes for nomenclatura and apparatchiki alike. (The few self-aware ones let the useful idiots “share” in the thrill of inflicting suffering).

          One of the favorite forms of sadism is to destroy deeply held beliefs, cherished traditions, shared values, ancient definitions, even scientific facts like sex.

          It is all so stupid, but YES! inflicting stupidity brilliantly is THE game. And it IS done brilliantly.

          In their world, 2 + 2 equals anything they sadistically make you agree to, and if they make you agree to it without realizing the abject stupidity of it all, so much of a bigger thrill!

          Like criminals, who “realize” the indisputable truth that you can get things for free if you steal them, and think this is a brilliant insight, communists understand that every human situation can be manipulated and destroyed.

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            1. Oh my goodness, you are the most woke person alive (in the best way)! Other than VSG, but he has certain advantages.

              But I actually can understand why some folks at Chik-Fil-A are being totally manipulated when they ought to be resisting and foreclos

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  4. Check it out – NEVERTRUMP has a new home!!!

    “The Lincoln Project”

    SPIT!!!

    Featuring GEORGE CONWAY and “The” RICK WILSON.

    SCUMBAGS!

    Now I’m kinda seeing the SIGNALS, TWEAKS and BURNS that our VSG was sending tonight!!!

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  5. Look at this CHEATING. Open. PLANNED. Not stupid. EVIL.

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    1. Leftist Democrat leaders and their enablers are like a swarm of locusts that wreck havoc wherever they show up. The stuff of sci-fi movies.

      Also reminds me of the Bidens, and other grabbers of illegal money that serve their appetites

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    1. I realize this is too much to ask, but I am confessing inability here.

      A lot of times with these decodes, the print is too small, and when it is not too small, it is too confusing.

      I would LOVE for someone somewhere to create a blog where a plain English translation is given for these elaborate (to me) arrow pointings. Call it Decodes for Dummies.

      That Amajinahad did a “180” (for instance) is very intriguing and interesting, but the details are totally obscure to me.

      Surely there must be someone out there who can summarize these amazing discoveries in coherent paragraphs for the slow-on-the-uptake.

      And I love Lisa, Serran and Praying Medic, but none of them do what I am suggesting. I am convinced this is a niche where some blogger could make an impact. Neon Revolt does to a certain extent, but not thoroughly, and he might be out if I understand him correctly.

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      1. Neon Revolt is the closest, IMO.

        If I had a spare Wolf, I might lend him to the task, but there are far too many things needing done first.

        However, it may happen for some critical case in the future. You’ve identified a real need.

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        1. I was throwing it out there. As it is, it is really extraordinary how much you, daughn, Flep and several others accomplish in one day. I work in low gear, which has its few advantages and many very distinct disadvantages.

          I may be the only one who has this problem, anyway, and it is not a big deal because it is mostly about satisfying my curiosity and not about anything critical.

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          1. I do get what you’re saying, because I think that VERBALIZING some of the ideas that are loosely incorporated in these infographics and meme-threads could be very helpful to see certain logical connections.

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          2. No, you’re not alone. I pretty much take folks’ word for what these messages are communicating, but code tends to make my eyes glaze over, and the little print is difficult. If I get the gist of the posts, all is well. 🙂

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      2. Praying Medic is my go to, and I think other’s go to to decipher Q posts. Patiently walks through each line with simplicity and clarity. Slow guys like me need it.

        Wish I could HT the person here that showed me, many of us I suspect, PM as a source. That was actually a couple years ago OT. That person is thankfully here QTree.

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        1. Yes, Praying Medic is good.
          https://twitter.com/prayingmedic?lang=en
          He explains things clearly and concisely. He also admits when he doesn’t know something.

          Neon Revolt is good at researching deep into the weeds (in a very wordy manner), but he doesn’t always decipher every Q drop, and he will sometimes whine when Q repeats earlier drops or just posts things without new “meat.” IMO, there is no room for complaining in the foxhole.

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              1. Hey, Pat! Hope some of that snow is beginning to melt – although – I am not sure you want a new swimming pool just yet – or a water slide down the driveway – praying for a slow melt – in this brief, billowing January melt – we cannot win –

                Stay warm and dry – Mkay?

                Have a Blessed Weekend!

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              2. we have freezing rain here this morning…usually we have this typically at the beginning of the season and the end with the rest being snow. hubby can navigate the snow as well as anyone, but the icy stuff scares the crap out of me…

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              3. it’s supposed to. should be near 60* tomorrow so we’re prepping for some flooding…the pond is still mostly frozen, but the waterfall portion isn’t so any runoff from the mountain, could overwhelm the outfall pipes…we’ll have to see…

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              4. Yikes!!! That is too much of a swing in temps – there goes the skating rink!

                Sending the Flood Angels – the Sanding Angels – the Packers and the Stackers – to quell the onslaught – Comfort Angels – and Repair Angels – they are all coming!!!

                Have faith – God’s Got I!!!

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              5. thanks Duchess–you put a smile on my face this morning!

                yesterday while i was shoveling off the deck, I heard the woodpeckers having at a tree, then heard a screeching. turned and saw a bluejay sitting on the satellite dish. so i reached into my pocket and brought out a peanut for him and left it on the railing and returned to my shoveling.
                we repeated this process till I was out of peanuts…lol…can’t put them out without having a jay around or the squirrels will snatch them all up… little pleasures from God…

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  6. Re the Harry and Meghan debacle, unlike some here thinking it is a plot to downsize the monarchy, everyone in Britain reads it for what it is: self-centeredness from two thirty-somethings who have been given so much and have given so little in return.

    If the Queen wanted to downsize the Royals further, she would just go ahead and do it, because she started the downsizing years ago. She doesn’t need to engineer a drama starring Harry and Meghan. Ditto if it’s Chazza doing it as a deputy for his mother.

    Furthermore, the Royal Family are unlikely to put something into play — an engineered drama — that is going to pee off their supporters in Britain.

    This is likely to be as it appears: two ingrates rejecting working for The Firm.

    The Queen told Harry some weeks ago that if he wants to cut loose to clear everything with Prince Charles before talking with her. Charles had told Harry to come up with a solid plan of leaving the UK to build his own future. Harry didn’t do that. The Queen, it is said, did not know about the Sussexes’ announcement until it was made public. Allegedly, Harry told his father and Prince William 20 minutes or so before the announcement appeared.

    This is a really good article charting not only what is happening at the Palace now but also the timeline of Harry and Meghan’s relationship and their many pronouncements over the past couple of years:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7866007/Harry-Meghan-step-senior-royals-financially-independent.html

    As to getting everything done ‘at pace’ now, my take is that the Queen is quietly furious, so she will want them gone ASAP with reasonable plans (e.g. security) put in place for them.

    These tweets are from ITV’s Royal Editor:

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    1. I think you’re right about ungrateful youth, but really, it goes back to Harry being such a libertine, and thinking William had all the “duty” covered, so he could play around, marry without concern, and everybody would just have fun everafter. Then his bride can’t hack it, gets depressed, and what’s he going to do?

      Answer – no change – wife before crown. Some may view it as feckless, but on the other hand, a man who puts his wife first, no matter her issues, is going to win points with most of us dutiful husbands. In America, that plays VERY well to the crowd.

      I still think, though, that this is smart. There’s no reason that a crisis cannot become a great opportunity, and that is how to cover the downside here. What better way to cover the risks of Brexit than to throw a grappling hook like Harry and Meghan over the rail into America?

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      1. Okay, I admit, I’ve been following this story.
        Problem is, they want to merchandise the monarchy.
        Which cheapens the entire monarchy, forevermore.
        Too good to open a convalescent center in Aberdeen.
        Imagine, HRH bathmats, soap, sheets, baby food, slippers, et als.
        This is coming from Megan’s friends and Hollywood PR types using strongest possible persuasion to make a buck. The Clooneys, Oprah, Gail King, etc, think HRH should use their titles for impose “Woke” politics on the minions.
        They see $100K speaking gigs and $10million/yr paychecks as ambassadors for Google or Apple….. and summers in Lake Como, Italy. Book deals are also being discussed.
        Estimates calculate the pair could easily be worth a billion in 10yrs.

        Commercializing the monarchy cannot be allowed.
        The idea of “stepping back” for privacy is absolutely NOT what is happening.
        They want to be more public than ever….. and LOUD, and only talk to friendly press.

        Meghan is being coddled by a clique of super-progressives. She is the “victim” and it’s being portrayed as “the royals are just jealous of her popularity”.
        And yes, she has spoken to Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton visited them at Frogmore Cottage.

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        1. Greedy, selfish, entitled…..that’s all I can say about Meghan…. maybe Harry isn’t much better.

          Still wondering if she did a surrogate pregnancy – was too vain to risk her figure and quit her yoga routine.

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        2. Sad thing is that the royals have been used for commercialization for a long time.

          I can see MM being persuaded as you describe. What a dope.

          And, seriously, she’s hardly anyone’s favorite royal. Other than a few of the men, I can name a few others I’d rather share a cup of tea with.

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      2. Interesting on The Five, Geraldo and Lawrence Jones were defending the couple along the same lines (not explicit, but implied, being loyal to your spouse if essential). The others were no so sympathetic, and Geraldo remarked: “Look at this, the Purto Rican and the black guy sticking up for the married couple”

        OT: Geraldo seems to be a very rare media person who has actually gotten better over time, in the sense of being more thoughtful and more objective..

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    1. Meghan has flown back to Canada now. You can’t make this stuff up:

      FTA:

      https://people.com/royals/meghan-markle-returns-to-canada-as-prince-harry-deals-with-royal-family-drama/

      ‘… Meghan, 38, flew back to the North American country, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

      ‘Harry, 35, meanwhile, remained in England to continue the discussion with the palace about the big move, ITV royal editor Chris Ship tweeted …’

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      1. She’s clinically depressed, IMO. A journo got evidence that convinced me by just asking her the right questions.

        So how does one play a crisis for royal opportunity?

        Two centuries ago in an alternate universe, they would be going back to HER royal family, to live in HER country, wherever, and leverage the insertion of Harry. In this age, they send them off to Hollywood and Canada.

        I think Harry is smart to do this. Tavistock all over this, IMO. They’re sending a royal right into Hollywood. Subversive as hell, but as a watcher of this sort of intrigue, I have to give these royals some credit for being Rothschild-level cunning.

        But no – it’s a “disaster”! BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Now if only they can start an “abdication controversy” they’ll be able to match Trump’s win on “impeachment”!

        They’ll have Americans giddy standing up for poor sweet Harry!

        Ah, the price of Brexit! Royals in America! 😉

        Call me cynical. What the heck. I always grab the People mags with the royals when I’m in a waiting room. NEED MORE DRAMA. Now we have it.

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          1. Good point. This WILL have effects on Canada, and they’re not bad ones, either.

            Whether or not anybody is consciously planning it, the “Anglosphere” is retreating from EU craziness and globalist errors. There will be some stabilizing amongst the players.

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        1. They both need a big fat red pill.
          Harry was the happy go lucky type, all of his life. Now, he says his “mental health will be harmed if he’s not allowed to move to Canada and make millions on the cocktail circuit”
          Bull-hockey!

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            1. Yep. It is clear who steers the yacht in this family. And Harry understands what so many husbands understand, the wife is always right, never not right. Next lesson: be patient, pick your battles carefully, and get to genuine equality, which is mutual love.

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              1. Pffttt, which is exactly why she needs to be stepped on by an older, wise, and more powerful female, as in THE QUEEN!
                First to admit the Royals did not handle Diana well. Okay fine. But “look what you did to my mum” is no excuse to let Harry and Megan cheapen the Monarchy.
                OR
                If anyone is going to TRADEMARK a bar of soap, as in ROYAL SOAP, it sure as he// doesn’t need to be an American D-list actress.
                They’ve already copyrighted about 100 items.
                What the fresh he//?
                Is this Windsor Amazon???????????????

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          1. Guess I am a kill joy.

            Looking forward to the world getting bored with harry and MeAgain. They represent, to me anyway, most everything I loath about uber entitled, self absorbed, well, simply pompous assholes. Time to FLUSH’m.

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        1. I remember reading Diana’s mom was not allowed to take her children out of England when she moved on from the Earl. I think Meghan has been groomed by the progressives for years, has powerful people behind her orchestrating this now and is a narcissist , acting in a movie. She is very dangerous.

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  7. New psychedelic drug is showing up in Irish prisons that triggers instant crazy, delusional behavior. That could be an MK Ultra test of something they might dump in the drinking water if things get bad enough. A sort of instant zombie apocalypse overnight.
    https://apc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishmirror.ie%2Fnews%2Firish-news%2Fcrime%2Firish-prison-bosses-high-alert-21213506&data=02%7C01%7C%7C37d882127338464946ec08d7929e5b74%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637139081152079555&sdata=f7tPIMhpSdENcocE0C55OzodNGj26Uj2YdcN%2F593%2FV8%3D&reserved=0

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  8. One writer speculates that Hillary and Obama created a program to ship “art” between US Embassies with reduced red tape so they could traffic children. Could even be other things. One thing you know is they were too busy with evil to have ever done anything just as a humanitarian gesture. Everything will have either enriched themselves, or enriched Cabal, and all at other people’s expense.
    https://apc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fprepareforchange.net%2F2018%2F05%2F12%2Fmodern-art-scandal-uncovered-are-children-shipped-in-boxes-as-live-art-under-the-art-for-embassies-program-to-feed-pedophiles-and-cannibals%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C37d882127338464946ec08d7929e5b74%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637139081151989479&sdata=VN0RO7pw%2FOPHODQhJFSfc2Q7ucOQWyq%2BRupqViXtTvY%3D&reserved=0

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  9. From anonymous conservative
    60 Minutes did Epstein’s death here. Had a pic of Epstein’s corpse:

    I’ve choked a lot of guys unconscious, and been choked unconscious myself a lot of times, very often with cloth, sometimes a lapel, sometimes even the end of a martial arts belt. There are techniques which, when really dug in from the right relative position, can cinch up the cloth with leverage as much, if not a lot more than the 180 lbs of weight Epstein would have maximally put on his neck with hanging, especially when it is a young guy who lifts weights and wrestles in college doing it. I have never seen anything like what was on Epstein’s neck, ever. And the people getting those chokes done to them were actively resisting violently, trying to twist and roll out of it, trying to spin around, trying to scoot out below. I cannot remember ever even seeing a mark on anyone’s neck from any of that. What you see there on Epstein’s neck is either Hollywood makeup laid beneath a latex “Epstein mask” laid on top of another corpse at the morgue (that line under his ear running down toward his shoulder is strange), or he was garroted with something like piano wire or an electrical cord, and whoever did it was told it better not end like the first time they tried. There is something about loose cloth that applies pressure at the center, and then feathers the pressure off as it hits the margins which will protect skin and not give a mark like that. It is sort of like trying to cut through a pineapple with a piece of cloth, as opposed to using a piece of piano wire. You just can’t do that kind of damage with cloth.

    There was a lot in the video, but if you don’t have time to watch, this is most of it, in no particular order. Epstein was taken off suicide watch, they moved his cell mate out against regs, they guards were both sleeping and surfing the internet during it, his cell was filled with what looked like seven or eight bed sheets strewn around, there were multiple nooses crafted out of the bed sheets laying around, he had a ball point pen which he used to write a note which said only that he had been locked in a shower for one hour, his food was burned, there were insects running around, and it was “not fun,” and there were multiple electrical cords lying around attached to various electrical devices. The noose the coroner photographed had no blood on it, and was pristine, and most interestingly, when Bill Barr said he had seen the surveillance camera footage showing nobody went into Epstein’s cell, he actually had only seen the footage of the door to Epstein’s cell block. The footage from the camera on Epstein’s door, and all the doors in the cell block, was mysteriously corrupted. From outside, somebody could have popped the door to another cell, and Epstein’s cell door open, and one of those other prisoners could have gone into Epstein’s cell, killed Epstein, and then shut the door behind him, and returned to his own cell and shut the door, and nobody would have known. And of course, in violation of procedures, rather than the suicide scene being immediately treated as a crime scene and photographed, Epstein was scooped up and hustled to a hospital, even though he had been dead for two hours by that time. They also covered all three parts of the hyoid bone being fractured, and that the ligature mark was straight back on his neck, as if he was garroted, rather than angled up along the underside of the jaw, as it is in hangings, when the noose is pulled up at the back. The extra online in-depth segment says he had petechia, which is more common to strangulations than hangings, and he had a bruise on his back that is unaccounted for. Also, the official story was Epstein was cut down, but the noose they photographed had a hemmed edge at the end, and was obviously not cut.

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  10. ‘Punishment’ for Harry and Meghan. Bring it on:

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/prince-harry-queen-meghan-markle-defied-plans-senior-royals-a4330341.html

    ‘Senior courtiers have warned that “Harry and Meghan will be punished for this”…

    ‘It is understood that the focus of their new lives in North America is likely to be southern California, so that Meghan can spend time with her mother Doria Ragland, as well as Canada …

    ‘Another member of the royal household told the Standard: “This hasn’t been properly thought through.

    ‘”It is an incredibly self-indulgent and the way they made this announcement showed little or no respect to the Queen or the Prince of Wales who have been given a lifetime of service to the Crown. It is shocking, just shocking behaviour.”’

    Their readers’ poll in the article shows that **70% disapprove** of the couple’s actions.

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        1. Which one, or BOTH???!!! (George Soros / Goldman Sachs)

          After Goldman Sachs refused to finance drilling in Alaska, they went onto my “Enemies of America” list. Right up there with Soros. Would not be surprised if either had some hand in ANY chaos.

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      1. Meghan and Harry “refuse” a lot.
        They refused to say where they were going on honeymoon.
        Refused to give details of birth of Archie, including godparents.
        Refuse to socialize with Harry’s old buddies.
        Refuse to socialize with Megan’s extended family.
        Refused to do all kinds of things.

        Yet, Meghan grabs the microphone for gender equality, raises money for a charity cookbook and donates proceeds to a mosque tied to terrorists………. discusses raising Archie gender neutral, only having two kids because the EARTH can’t stand anymore children, and don’t get me started on the climate change hypocrisy.
        So they WANT to be in the spotlight, but whine like snowflakes when questioned.
        They are the world’s biggest snowflakes.
        Destroyed by bad politics.

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      1. I think they’re bullets, or possibly proximity explosives of some kind (basically grenades). Amazing stuff. Some of the most brilliant anti-aircraft tech I’ve ever seen. Shooting down MISSILES. They’re clearly damaging the missiles into missing their targets completely, both guidance and propulsion, and probably even disarming them.

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      2. 20MM rounds. Phalanx CWIS has been around for decades. US military is excellent at adapting weapons to expanded roles. Including between Services. Cycle rate is something like 3,000 rounds per minute. In application, it fires in bursts. Track, aim, fire…at where target is projected to be. Track aim fire…

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  11. wow…
    FTA
    The daughter of Jeff Fort (aka Abdul Malik Ka’bah), who is spending the rest of his life in prison for domestic terrorism charges, is running for Congress in Illinois. Ameena Matthews is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois’ 1st Congressional District.
    According to reports, “Her father is Jeff Fort, a co-founder of the Black P. Stones gang and founder of El Rukn. He is serving 168 years in prison for agreeing to commit domestic terrorism in exchange for $2.5 million from Libya. Matthews, too, was a gang member.
    Not only is Mathews’ father a gangster and terrorist, but Matthews’ herself was a gang member. She has said publicly that her children and her Muslim faith pulled her off the streets and guided her toward her peace work.”
    Matthews will face Incumbent Bobby Rush, Robert Emmons Jr. and Sarah Gad in the Democratic primary election on March 17, 2020.

    https://barenakedislam.com/2020/01/09/illinois-daughter-of-convicted-muslim-terrorist-is-running-for-congress/

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    1. Ok, I see it. Interesting. It’s also possible investigation and issues connected to Uranium 1 are tied to other ongoing investigations.

      Thoughts?

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      1. I need MOAR coffee before I read anything from OT–too depressing…however, I saw the opening salvo from Sum Dude mocking Q believers…
        but it’s supposedly based on “ANONYMOUS OFFICIALS” and the like…so maybe the 48 hour rule is best…

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        1. Caught through Larry Schweikart’s twitter feed, who doesn’t have any use for The Plan. Funny thing though, since there are no official statements why would one go with “some people familiar with” or “sources say”?

          We KNOW there was corruption involved in selling our Uranium, and also know that POTUS knows that. Why – because America’s Uranium should never have been sold. Simple. It goes against our National Security interests, so anything done to weaken our natural resources is a crime against America.

          DJT has mentioned this Uranium 1 a number of times over the past several years… I expect there’s still going to be an accounting.

          We’ll need to ignore the MSM – including the FOX garbage poll saying POTUS is behind in Wisconsin from his 2016 numbers. 2020 is going to be 24/7 continuous lies.

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    2. “Report” without any confirmation or attribution could well mean someone is feeding SD a line of BS.

      It’s not easy to break the habit, but it might be in the best interest of mental health to walk away from the juggernaut of TCTH now that it’s been infiltrated.

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      1. Oh, I didn’t visit the article, but the person who sides with SD is Larry Schweikart, an historian – wrote “The Patriot’s History of the United States” – I pretty much agree with him on most things, but he’s toetapping on AG Barr and indictments. He doesn’t believe in The Plan…

        Like

      2. Confession, I never really thought Huber was doing anything, anyway.
        Lost faith in him a long time ago.
        And the Q Anons did a deep dive on the “100K sealed indictments” being misleading (it includes traffic tickets which are challenged) long before Wolfie started Q Tree, which was about 20 months ago.

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        1. I knew that the sealed court actions weren’t all indictments some time ago. It’s a data point. The real stuff is still sitting within the chaf. After the election, I expect to see more action on that front. Timing is everything.

          Part of my personality includes being able to look at things that don’t effect me directly from 40K feet and without emotion. It was noticed by a teacher when I was in college. I’m watching this all go by rather than investing in it other than knowing who all the players are and watching their reactions which tells you far more than the news reports and their actual words do.

          Plain and simple we have ZERO idea of what is really going on behind the scenes because the colander that was the swamp leak machine has been plugged with the occasional canary trap sprung on the layers of swamp creatures embedded in the government.

          What’s getting to me this morning is that, reports like the one SD broadcast yesterday result in the same sort of hyperventilation from the red pilled as the MSM echo chamber news reports yield in blue pilled people choosing music that emphasizes peace on earth.

          Relax, people. VSG has this.

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          1. Agree, DP. We don’t know what we don’t know, and the only people I believe when they speak are POTUS, and AG Barr, and likely Durham – who won’t be speaking but sending forth indictments. Everything else is pure speculation, and has been for several years.

            As you said, VSG has got this.

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        2. Good Prosecutors do not have loose lips. However we do have this.

          CLINTON INVESTIGATORS: FBI & IRS Packed 757 Jet with Boxes of Clinton Foundation Evidence in Arkansas (Video)

          So it took four months for True Pundit’s Intel to officially surface from an “official,” but it is now confirmed that recent trips by the FBI and DOJ’s 757 to Arkansas in August were packed with evidence secured from the Clinton Foundation.

          Clinton investigator John Moynihan, who testified in Congress last week, confirmed the intelligence True Pundit published in August. See Moynihan’s clip below:….

          the “100K sealed indictments” is in comparison to the NORMAL NUMBER which is ~1,400 IIRC

          Of course there is going to be a lot of chaff. I never thought otherwise.

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  12. FG&C Last night lambasted people who disliked Matt Gaetz signing on with the Democats War Powers Resolution. I think he was way out of line and this is why.

    First take a look at the War Powers Resolution LAW:
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/50/chapter-33

    This section acknowledges the Presidents CONSTITUTIONAL POWERS as Commander-in-Chief specifically in the time of crisis:

    50 U.S. Code § 1541.Purpose and policy
    (a)Congressional declaration

    It is the purpose of this chapter to fulfill the intent of the framers of the Constitution of the United States and insure that the collective judgment of both the Congress and the President will apply to the introduction of United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, and to the continued use of such forces in hostilities or in such situations….

    (c)Presidential executive power as Commander-in-Chief; limitation
    The constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised only pursuant to (1) a declaration of war, (2) specific statutory authorization, or (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.

    Congressional involvement:

    50 U.S. Code § 1542.Consultation; initial and regular consultations
    The President in every possible instance shall consult with Congress before introducing United States Armed Forces into hostilities or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, and after every such introduction shall consult regularly with the Congress until United States Armed Forces are no longer engaged in hostilities or have been removed from such situations.

    Actual Reporting Requirement:

    50 U.S. Code § 1543.Reporting requirement
    In the absence of a declaration of war, in any case in which United States Armed Forces are introduced—

    (1) into hostilities or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances;…

    the President shall submit within 48 hours to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to the President pro tempore of the Senate a report, in writing, setting forth—

    (A) the circumstances necessitating the introduction of United States Armed Forces;

    (B) the constitutional and legislative authority under which such introduction took place; and

    C the estimated scope and duration of the hostilities or involvement….

    So that is the situation as it now stands. The President can act in an emergency only and only for 48 hours without Congressional involvement.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    This is the House & Senate Joint Resolution:

    Senate version introduced by Hillary’s VP pick Kaine:

    (8)Department of Defense officials have been warning for more than a year that the Trump Administration ‘‘maximum pressure campaign’’ against Iran, which has included economic, diplomatic and military pressure, is raising the risk of retaliation against United States troops and personnel. The cycle of escalating back-and-forth violence between Iran and its proxies and the United States and its allies have proven their warnings correct. – [This is UTTER BULL SCHIFF!]

    (9) The question of whether United States forces should be engaged in armed conflict against Iran should only be made following a full briefing to Congress and the American public of the issues at stake, a public debate in Congress, and a congressional vote as contemplated by the Constitution. The absence of such a deliberative approach is deeply unfair to members of the United States Armed Forces and other Americans whose lives are at risk in the event of hostilities between the United States and Iran.

    Gee -LET’S MAKE SURE TO TELL OUR ENEMIES OUR EVERY MOVE AND GIVE THEM PLENTY OF TIME TO MAKE PLANS!

    Sec. 2. REMOVAL OF UNITED STATES FORCES FROM HOSTILITES AGAINST THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN

    …..(a) …..Congress hereby directs the President to remove United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran or any part of its government or military, by not later than the date that is 30 days after the date of the enactment of this joint resolution unless explicitly authorized by a declaration of war or specific authorization for use of military force.

    ……(b) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION
    .—Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the United States from defending itself from imminent attack.

    THIS RE-INSTATES OBAMA’S RULES OF ENGAGEMENT that got not only our military killed by civilians targeted by Iranian proxies in not only the Middle East but in the USA via acts of terrorism or drugs.

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    1. GACK I only meant to put up the URL and not the entire document!

      To continue…
      ….

      Given Bush and Obama’s use of Military Forces, it is interesting what has happened under President Trump:

      HOUSE

      Sponsor:
      Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] (Introduced 02/26/2019)
      H.Res.152 – Calling for a formal end of the Korean war. – (in limbo)

      Sponsor:
      Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] (Introduced 11/21/2019)
      H.Con.Res.77 – Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to remove United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Syrian Arab Republic that have not been authorized by Congress. – (passed)

      Sponsor:
      Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] (Introduced 12/03/2019)
      H.Res.739 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2534) to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prohibit certain securities trading and related communications by those who possess material, nonpublic information, and relating to consideration of the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 77) directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to remove United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Syrian Arab Republic that have not been authorized by Congress. – (Passed)

      SENATE

      Sponsor:
      Sen. Sanders,
      S.J.Res.54 – A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. – (Passed)
      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      So as I said Earlier WHERE WAS MATT GAETZ DURING OBAMA when his rules of engagement got so many soldiers crippled and killed?

      His signing of this piece of Bull Schiff says POINT BLANK he does not trust President Trump’s plan to get the USA out of the Middle East AND that he wants to return to the Obama Rules of Engagement. Therefore he deserves all the flack he is getting!
      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      (Note if WE understand what President Trump’s plan is then Gaetz should too.)

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      1. War Powers Resolution is not all it appears to be.
        This is a HUGE discussion dating back to Nixon and how unconstitutional it is.
        In legal circles, the issue is one of those golden items like “naturalized citizen”, something which remains unresolved by SCOTUS.
        I mentioned it to Big T and he damn near came undone.
        It’s a big deal.

        Sooooo, I thought it might be just Big T, hyper-focused on an inane legal issue.
        Nope.
        I was listening to War Room by Steve Bannon, and they are all over it as well. DEEP divides. Frankly, they thought the President should welcome a BIG discussion of War Powers, take it all the way to SCOTUS (for good measure and beyond the issue of Soleimani) and to finally STOP the Chicken-$hit Congress from hiding behind resolution from 2002.

        I’m out of my league on this discussion. Over my head.
        But one more tidbit.
        There was a bit of a kerfuffle when Obama took out Anwar Al Awlaki, the American in Yemen. The Obama Admin produced a heavily detailed case as to Awlaki’s choice to lead the org, and potential for future action to justify killing him. Congress nodded and moved on.
        THAT white paper is the precise justification for Soleimani.

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        1. I knew there had to be more to it than what the surface projects. Gaetz wouldn’t just oppose a presidential stance without reason. He’s too smart for that. The thing is, the law may be unconstitutional, but without a challenge in court, it’s still law, and VSG can use it to his advantage.

          I’ll have to look up that War Room episode when I don’t have someone yammering at me.

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          1. Episode #104 from yesterday.
            It has everyone divided.
            Take a look up top at the thread I posted today. John Bolton came out with a tweet talking about the WPA and how it was unconstitutional. THEN, President Trump replied to John Bolton and AGREED.
            Strange timing, eh?
            But they agree on the issue.

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            1. Thanks Daughn,

              So there may be some method behind Matt’s Madness since he is a lawyer.

              (I thought that war power’s act Stunk of Progressive Skunk.)

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  13. Woah…this is something.

    Rod Rosenstein led an operation to Spy on Sharyl Attkisson.

    .

    There is a post about this over at CitizenFreePress:

    https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/rod-rosenstein-led-operation-to-spy-on-sharyl-attkisson-developing/

    ————— Excerpt:

    “We have just filed a new complaint which I hope satisfies one of the issues a judge had that we’ve not been able to name the actual names of the government agents involved in the intrusion,” Attkisson announced in her video. “Of course we argued we could not name the names because the government and courts would not permit us discovery to learn the names!”

    She added: “We did some additional detective work. We have five names to present to the court—names based on our information that were directly involved in the surveillance of my computers. One of them is Rod Rosenstein, then U.S. Attorney in Baltimore, a former Department of Justice official.”

    Besides Rosenstein, the other defendants named in the complaint are Shawn Henry, Sean Wesley Bridges, Robert Clarke, and Ryan White.

    In 2010, then FBI Director Robert Mueller named Shawn Henry as the executive assistant director (EAD) of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch (CCRSB).

    Henry left the FBI in 2012 and now is president of CrowdStrike Services, the cybersecurity firm hired by Democratic National Committee to examine its computer network in 2016 after it had been hacked. Crowdstrike ultimately determined Russia had hacked the DNC emails.

    —————————

    No wonder the Dems freak out whenever someone brings up “CrowdStrike”.

    And remember…CrowdStrike was funded by Google/Eric Schmidt and was Schmidt’s dark ops cyber snooping operation.

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  14. Chauncy Lump? interesting name…now claims (like George Lopez) it was all a joke…

    FTA
    Agent Lucas White wrote that shortly after Trump announced last week that a U.S. airstrike had killed Qassem Soleimani in Iraq in retaliation for plotting numerous terrorist attacks, Lump, under the name “BlackMan vs. America,” began livestreaming a seven-minute video on Facebook.

    During that video, agents say Lump made several threats against the president – who was staying at his Mar-a-Lago club, less than an hour away – while periodically displaying a loaded AK-47 semi-automatic rifle.

    Lump had white cream on his face, a towel wrapped like a turban on his head, an apparent shower curtain over his body and Middle Eastern music playing in the background, White wrote of the video that Facebook reported to the authorities on Friday.

    Lump made several threats against the president, including: “He killed my leader, please tell me where is Donald Trump?” and “I need to find the Donald because if I don’t find him, I am going to have to blow up Broward County,” White wrote.

    The affidavit does not say where Lump works as a security guard, but it says he has a concealed weapons permit.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-security-guard-charged-threatening-trump-retaliation-soleimani

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  15. 2 coyote attacks recently in Chicago. they are protected in Illinois unless they attack people…well, folks they ARE attacking people…
    FTA
    Coyotes are protected in Illinois, and wildlife officials won’t remove them from an area unless they attack people, Gandurski said. If the coyotes are found, they’ll be tranquilized and released outside of the area.

    “The line crossed here is the fact that it attacked a child,” she said. “It’s not acting like a coyote. It was brazen enough to interact with a child.”

    Chicago animal control, police and Cook County Animal and Rabies Control have been scouring the Lincoln Park area where the coyotes were reported. Officials haven’t confirmed whether the residents are reporting the same coyote.

    https://fox40.com/2020/01/09/chicago-hasnt-had-a-coyote-attack-in-decades-yesterday-it-had-2/

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    1. >>>>> she said. “It’s not acting like a coyote. It was brazen enough to interact with a child.”<<<<<<

      That is UTTER BULLSCHIFF!

      A friend, a deputy in the Boston area ,was sitting on a log in his back yard when a coyote came up behind and grabbed his daughter by the arm and drug her away. Since the child's weight kept the coyote from moving fast he was able to get his daughter back.

      Another friend has scars on his leg from when a coyote pack chased him up a tree. After he shot the leader (and several others) they finally gave up and left so he could get down. The pack was taken out. There were FIFTY TWO COYOTES IN THAT PACK (This was not a reported attack BTW)

      A Canadian singer, Taylor Mitchell, was killed by coyotes while hiking….
      There have been 142 reported incidents of coyote attacks resulting in 159 victims in the USA and Canada.

      Listing of SOME of the coyote attacks.
      http://www.varmintal.com/attac.htm

      This is what was done by the coyotes that ‘don’t attack humans’

      February 1997 South Lake Tahoe, CA – Four-year-old Lauren Bridges suffered multiple wounds to her face, of which 16 required stitches, when attacked by a coyote in the yard of a South Lake Tahoe, California residence in.

      Police shot to death a coyote they believe attacked four children, including a 3-year-old who was hospitalized with bites to his neck, face, head and ear, authorities said Monday.

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    1. Wow — great find.

      Charles Lindbergh, the famous aviator, was a member of America First and was friends with certain Third Reich luminaries. He and his wife visited Germany during the 1930s on more than one occasion and almost settled in a suburb of Berlin.

      Interestingly, this was during the height of his popularity in the US.

      https://www.britannica.com/biography/Charles-Lindbergh/Germany-and-the-America-First-movement

      He was completely against Roosevelt and said he thought that Pearl Harbor was Roosevelt’s way of getting into a war through the back door. It got so personal that Lindbergh was not allowed to enlist in the Second World War.

      Instead, he became a civilian contractor for Ford Motor Company and United Aircraft Corporation (later United Technologies Corporation). By 1944, he was able to fly 50 missions as a ‘technician’ and an ‘observer’ for the latter.

      He got loads of awards during his lifetime and worked as a consultant to the DOD and Pan-Am Airways.

      Amazing.

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  16. Someone in Toledo put up some gigantic banners.

    .
    Maybe it’s just me…but the message on the banners sounds a lot like Q:

    “Good vs Evil”
    “Light vs Dark”
    “God wins”

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