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  • Former US President Barack Obama to Meet President Xi Jinping (Logan Act?)

    12/01/2017 11:52:53 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    China Christian Daily ^ | November 30, 2017 03:11 AM | Faith Magbanua
    Former US President Barack Obama is set to visit Chinese Leader Xi Jinping this Tuesday while on a five-day trip to China, India and France. A statement from Washington's spokeswoman has told CNN that former President Barack Obama is set to meet with his former counterparts during his trip, including Chinese President Xi Jinping. Obama, who will be arriving in Shanghai to deliver remarks at the Global Alliance of SMEs Summit, will meet with Xi for the first time since September 2016, when both leaders ratified the Paris climate agreement in their respective countries. Just recently, current US President Donald...
  • Jerry Brown Building His Empire Right Under Our Noses

    11/09/2017 8:38:59 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/17 | Katy Grimes
    Jerry Brown is the elected Governor of only one state within the 50 United States, not the Sovereign of The People's Republic of California As California Governor Jerry Brown burnishes his climate change credentials on his crusade to Rome for talks at the Vatican, his adoring California media are ignoring what he is really doing. “Absent a seat at the negotiating table, Brown has a role organizing state and local officials from around the world who are increasingly seeking to craft their own climate deals, independent of what their nations’ leaders do,” CalMatters wrote.
  • Venezuela: Soldiers Attack Army Base, Declare ‘Legitimate Rebellion’ in Viral Video

    08/07/2017 1:17:45 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Aug 2017 | Frances Martel
    A group of men identifying themselves as Venezuelan soldiers published a video on social media calling for an overthrow of the socialist regime of dictator Nicolás Maduro, shortly before the government announced it had quelled an uprising in Carabobo state on Sunday. The incident, which Maduro claims was orchestrated by the American Department of State and unspecified Colombian agents, has added more intrigue to the increasingly chaotic situation in what was once Latin America’s wealthiest state, following Maduro’s imposition of a parallel socialist legislature tasked with drafting a new constitution more favorable to his regime.
  • Woman shot dead in Venezuela voting queue

    07/16/2017 3:04:14 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/16/2017 | BBC
    At least one person has been shot dead while waiting to vote in an unofficial, opposition-organized referendum in Venezuela. Men on motorbikes killed a woman and wounded three others in Caracas. One news agency, Reuters, is reporting two people died. Video from the scene showed people rushing away from the gunshots. Many fled to a church. Venezuela is in crisis and more than 100 people have died in political clashes since April......
  • Cuba's Raul Castro dismisses harsher US tone under Trump

    07/15/2017 5:23:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2017 11:20 PM EDT | Andrea Rodriguez
    Cuban President Raúl Castro denounced President Donald Trump’s tougher line on relations with Havana on Friday, calling it a setback but promising to continue working to normalize ties between the former Cold War rivals. Castro’s comments to Cuba’s National Assembly were his first on Trump’s June announcement of a partial rollback of the Cuba-U.S. détente achieved by then-President Barack Obama. They contained echoes of the harsh rhetoric of the past. “Any strategy that seeks to destroy the revolution either through coercion or pressure or through more subtle methods will fail,” Cuba’s president told legislators. He also rejected any “lessons” on...
  • The Perfect Dictatorship: Mexicans tell the truth

    05/01/2017 8:48:13 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 14 replies
    NPR.org (Latin America) ^ | 22 October 2014 | Carrie Kahn
    A new film in Mexico opens this week (3 years ago) about corruption and collusion with drug traffickers in Mexican politics. In 'The Perfect Dictatorship,' the plot of political corruption and media collusion is close to reality. A new movie playing in Mexican theaters not only has a provocative title and an equally incendiary plot but incredible timing too. "The Perfect Dictatorship" is a political black comedy by Mexico's controversial filmmaker Luis Estrada. It opened last week, as the real life story of 43 kidnapped students abducted by corrupt cops working for crooked politicians, dominates the news there. (SNIP) UNIDENTIFIED...
  • Why Venezuela's socialist meltdown COULD actually happen in the US

    01/25/2017 7:35:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 25, 2017 | Logan Albright
    There’s a predictable checklist for meltdowns in socialist countries, and it’s playing out with tragic regularity in Venezuela. Nationalize agriculture? Check. Start government-enforced rationing when the food supply dries up? Check. Seal the border when people try to flee to buy food elsewhere? Check. The next step, and usually one of the last before total collapse, is runaway inflation. That’s what we’re starting to see in Venezuela. Rapid inflation, called hyperinflation by economists when it gets really bad, is one of the deadliest poisons for any economy. The spiral is usually triggered when a government prints too much money to...
  • Conservative on Obama: ‘We Have Been Living Under a Dictatorial Tyrant For The Last 8 Years’

    12/02/2016 3:13:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 2, 2016 | 5:29 PM EST | Penny Starr
    Conservative attorney Cleta Mitchell said on Friday that Barack Obama has acted more like a dictator than a president, and that President-elect Donald Trump should make it a priority to “restore the rule of law.” “We have been living under a dictatorial tyrant for the last eight years,” Mitchell said at the Conservative Women’s Network event, co-hosted by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute and the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. “And one of the most important things that Donald Trump can do as president is to restore the rule of law,” Mitchell said. …
  • Elian Gonzalez Mourns Death of Fidel Castro

    11/27/2016 2:49:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy who was involved in an international custody battle 16 years ago in Miami, is mourning the death of Fidel Castro, a man he compared to a "father." Elian was a photogenic five-year-old in 1999 when he was found floating on an inner tube off the Florida coast. Sixteen years later, he is recalling Fidel Castro as a man he likened to a father. In an interview on Cuban State TV Saturday, he said he wanted Fidel to be proud of him. Speaking in Spanish, he said, "He is a father who like my father, I...
  • Most Americans Don’t Know About President Obama’s UniParty Slush Fund…

    11/12/2016 4:15:15 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 35 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | Nov 12, 2016 | Sundance
    New Word: “Trumpenstroke“. – The act of eliminating dictatorial fiat with the counter stroke of a President Trump pen. It is actually easier to write about the simplicity of eliminating almost all of President Obama’s accomplishments specifically because of the way Team Obama went about constructing them, dictatorial fiat.
  • Is it “1984” Yet? Yes; it’s 2016

    11/08/2016 10:37:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/08/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    "One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship" “…The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. “The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods,...
  • President designates National Monument in northern Maine woods

    08/24/2016 12:46:27 PM PDT · by Enchante · 41 replies
    WMTW ^ | August 24, 2016 | Staff
    The national monument designation has faced opposition in the region. Gov. Paul LePage released a statement Tuesday afternoon condemning the land donation. "That's one way to get out of paying taxes to the state of Maine," he said. "It's sad that rich, out-of-state liberals can team up with Obama to force a national monument on rural Mainers who do not want it." The governor did not stop to talk to reporters Wednesday afternoon after an event in Portland, but his office released a statement. “President Obama is once again taking unilateral action against the will of the people, this time...
  • Madame President Clinton’s Coming War on the Blogosphere, and Your Countermeasures

    08/08/2016 3:39:44 PM PDT · by Ancesthntr · 15 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | August 1, 2016 | James Wesley Rawles
    Now that Hillary (“Hitlery”) Rodham Clinton (HRC) has received the Democratic Party nomination for president, there is a strong likelihood that she will win the election in November and then be enthroned as president in January of 2017. I predict that she will waste no time in launching an onslaught of punitive new policies via executive orders, presidential memoranda, and policy directives promulgated through her cabinet and Federal agencies to eviscerate our Constitutional rights (most notably the 1st and 2nd Amendments). A key goal this campaign will be silencing dissent in the alternative press and the American blogosphere. Given HRC’s...
  • Turkish Teacher Detained After Coup Was Tortured, Denied Medical Aid, Will Be Buried as a 'Traitor'

    08/07/2016 5:27:44 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08-07-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Gökhan Acikkoglu was, until very recently, a teacher in Turkey. Nobody expected that he would die eight days after a small part of the Turkish army staged a (failed) coup. Yet, that's exactly what happened. After the failed coup Gökhan was arrested by the authorities. Of course, he didn't have anything to do with the coup. After the all, the power grab was carried out by members of the military. Gökhan was sitting at home when it all happened and was just hoping he would be able to continue to teach his students the knowledge they need to succeed in...
  • America’s Last 97 Days?

    08/03/2016 7:55:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Patriot News ^ | August 3, 2016 | Dale Summitt
    Just 97 days from today Americans will vote and elect a new President. Many will vote but few will be informed voters. The election of Hillary Clinton will bring swift destruction of what remains of America after eight years political famine under Barack Obama. Whether Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton is the more evil is debatable; what is clear, is that a nation already ablaze in an out of control lawless wildfire under Obama, will explode from the accelerant fanning of these flames by the “Wicked Witch of New York”. Only Constitutional Conservatives appear to be aware of the devastation...
  • McCaskill [D-MO]: Founding Fathers ‘Maniacal’ for Wanting Separation of Powers

    07/14/2016 11:08:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 14, 2016 | David Rutz
    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) called the Founding Fathers of the United States “a little maniacal” in their focus on having a separation of powers during an appearance Thursday on Morning Joe. McCaskill, a Hillary Clinton supporter, said while criticizing Donald Trump that the country should not be divided and pointed to the rancor in Congress as proof of the problem.
  • FBI Source to Fox News: Agents Are 'Livid' About Clinton-Lynch Meeting

    07/01/2016 2:38:20 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 1, 2016 | Fox News Insider
    FBI agents are "livid" about Attorney General Loretta Lynch's meeting with Bill Clinton, Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported today on Outnumbered. Herridge said that, according to a well-placed FBI source, the agents are not just upset about the poor optics of the meeting. She explained that Bill Clinton is a potential witness because the FBI is separately investigating corruption allegations against the Clinton Foundation.
  • Venezuela emergency decree boosts security powers (dictatorship)

    05/16/2016 6:21:16 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    Yahooooooooooo ^ | May 16, 2016 | Marc Burleigh
    Venezuela's army is to be backed by civilians grouped into ancillary security units, to tackle food shortages and public unrest, under a state of emergency decree published on Monday. The decree, published in the government gazette, brings into effect for at least 60 days sweeping powers President Nicolas Maduro announced on Friday. The measures give his government and security forces broad authorization to ignore most constitutional safeguards in a bid to keep order and supply basic food and services, and to counter a crippling energy shortage. But the opposition, which controls the National Assembly and is seeking Maduro's ouster through...
  • The Worst Dictatorship You’ve Never Heard Of

    04/21/2016 7:15:45 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 21 Apr, 2016 | JEFFREY SMITH
    GGambia is facing its biggest protest movement in years. It will either be a breakthrough or a bloodbath. Since taking power in a bloodless coup in 1994, Yahya Jammeh has presided over the worst dictatorship you’ve never heard of. The eccentric Gambian president, who performs ritual exorcisms and claims to heal everything from AIDS to infertility with herbal remedies, rules his tiny West African nation through a mix of superstition and fear. State-sanctioned torture, enforced disappearances, and arbitrary executions — these are just a few of the favored tactics employed by his notorious security and intelligence services. Elsewhere in Africa,...
  • Trump's Plan to Make Mexico Pay for the Wall by Blocking Money Transfers

    04/05/2016 2:33:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, usually, ladies and gentlemen, the pattern for Donald Trump during the primary season has been that when he has lost a primary, he immediately changes the narrative the next day, usually by announcing an endorsement. So you got Christie endorsing, which changed the narrative of a Trump loss. Sometimes the endorsement happens the night of a loss, usually next morning. Same thing happened with Dr. Carson after another Trump loss. Carson comes out and endorses Trump, and that changes the narrative. It's smart. Trump has no new endorsements to announce, so what he has done today...