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  • France Breaking: Phase Five Of Yellow Vests In Hour, Journalists Allege Police Attacks

    12/14/2018 2:00:48 PM PST · by Nextrush · 39 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The Yellow Vests are planning protests with specific sites given in Paris as the Champs-Elysees at 930am tomorrow (330 am Eastern US). Protesters are set to be at the Palace de l'Opera between 1030am and 1230pm. Another gathering for protest set at the Port Maillot-Gare Saint Lazare at 10am. Protests are set in other cities like Marseille, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Nantes. A protest is set for the Mont-Blanc tunnel and there are other locations listed. BFM-TV in France reports that fewer buses have been chartered to bring protesters to Paris tomorrow. 24 journalists in France have filed complaints against police...
  • Brussels police arrest hundreds in 'yellow vest' riot

    12/09/2018 4:39:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 9, 2018 | by Clement Rossignol and Robin Emmott
    BRUSSELS - Belgian police detained more than 400 people on Saturday after “yellow vest” protesters inspired by riots in France threw rocks and firecrackers and damaged shops and cars as they tried to reach official buildings in Brussels. In the second violence of its kind in the capital in eight days, a crowd which police estimated at around 1,000 faced riot squads who used water cannon and tear gas to keep people away from the European Union headquarters and the nearby Belgian government quarter. Calm was restored after about five hours. The movement in Belgium, inspired by the “gilets jaunes”,...
  • What’s the real story behind the Botswana elephant deaths false claims?

    10/24/2018 3:27:59 AM PDT · by piasa · 5 replies
    AfricanArguments.org ^ | October 2, 2018 | Steven Corry
    Early in September, international news was awash with the claim that 87 elephants had been “killed by poachers” in Botswana. The story originated from the NGO Elephants Without Borders, which received massive publicity – and presumably donations – as a result. Even the beleaguered UK Prime Minister tweeted the story, while a petition calling for wildlife guards to be re-armed surpassed 150,000 signatures. I know a little of Botswana. A few years ago, I was declared “public enemy number one”, threatened by a government spokesman on television, and banned from the country. This was because Survival International was instrumental in...
  • Despite Everyman Image, O'Rourke Is Even Wealthier Than Cruz

    10/11/2018 7:32:50 PM PDT · by LUV W · 45 replies
    The Odessa American ^ | October 11, 2018 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With an unassuming air and a black Toyota Tundra he says was "the first new vehicle I've ever purchased," Beto O'Rourke has campaigned thousands of miles across Texas and risen to national prominence on a workaday image that aligns with his politics, but not his personal finances. The son of a onetime Republican county judge and a longtime furniture store owner, the Democratic congressman from El Paso married into the family of one of his hometown's most prominent developers and has assembled real estate investments worth millions.
  • Pulling Their Clearances Is Only the Start – It’s Time to Stamp out Elite Privilege

    08/19/2018 11:00:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Help, I’m being oppressed! My freedom of speech was been utterly stripped from me because when I retired from the Army those fascist monsters took away my TOP SECRET security clearance. See, a security clearance is a special privilege I should be entitled to exploit for as long as I want to because… well, shut up peasant, that’s why. I learned this in my Con Law class, right after we studied the Constitution’s text enumerating the rights to abortion, wedding cake baking servitude, and to be called by the bizarre pronoun of your – I mean “xir” – choice.Oh wait,...
  • 'The Elite' Freaks Out When Trump Puts Americans First

    08/10/2018 7:14:18 PM PDT · by vannrox · 6 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 10AUG18 | Kirt Schlicher
    Authored by Kurt Schlichter via Townhall.com, Of all Donald Trump’s many sins against the Great Church of the Transnational Leftist Establishment, his greatest may be his stubborn refusal to subordinate the needs of the normal citizens of the United States to the dogmas of our alleged betters. He rejects the secular civic religion of our betters, one that urges the sacrifice of regular folk’s interests on the altar of their self-regard and cheesy self-interest. Trump is a heretic, a blasphemer, and it’s no surprise they want to burn him at the stake. Horrors! He demands that the Europeans fund...
  • Joe Biden's glamorous niece wins sweetheart plea deal and avoids jail after she faced felony [tr]

    07/26/2018 12:56:15 PM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 26, 2018 | Jessica Finn
    Former Vice President Joe Biden's niece, Caroline, avoided jail time Thursday in Manhattan Criminal Court in a sweetheart deal on a felony conviction for a $100,000 credit card scam. Caroline, 31, offered an apology while promising her wild ways are behind her, as she accepted her sentence of two-years probation. 'I not only acknowledge my conduct and take responsibility but deeply regret the harm caused,' she told Justice Curtis Farber. 'I can assure you that I have made amends, full restitution, completed community service and that nothing like this will ever happen again,' Biden said, according to the New York...
  • Hollywood Elite Hit the Streets to Protest Border Enforcement

    06/30/2018 11:53:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/30/2018 | Ben Kew
    Dozens of Hollywood stars will hit the streets from Los Angeles to Boston on Saturday to protest the Trump administration’s illegal immigration enforcement. Celebrities including Scandal star Kerry Washington, trans actress Laverne Cox, John Legend, and his wife Christine Teigen, and cast members of shows such as Jane the Virgin, One Day at a Time, and Vida will all take to the streets of Los Angeles for the Families Belong Together – Freedom for Immigrants March.
  • Mad Max Vs. the Super Elite

    06/28/2018 8:30:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/28/18 | Jim O'Neill
    Democrats have been well and truly outed as the sly, lying, fiscally moronic anti-American dweebs that they have devolved into Let’s face it, they’ve been stone cold losers, the elite. So, let them keep calling themselves the elite. But we’re going to call ourselves – and remember you work harder than they do and you are indeed smarter than them—from now on let’s call ourselves the super elite. We are the super elite.—President Donald Trump at Fargo, ND 6/27/18 During his speech in Fargo, ND last night President Trump named Congresswoman Maxine “Mad Max” Waters the new face of the...
  • The Elite Never Takes Your Side

    06/14/2018 5:58:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    I guess I should just be quiet and let the liberal establishment continue to attack President Trump for refusing to submit to the demands of a bunch of foreigners. As Napoleon warned, perhaps apocryphally but accurately, never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. And it is crazy to think that the American people are going to punish a president who sides with them over that schnitzel-snarfing frau, Monsieur les Eyebrows, and the rest of the globalist twits.Oh, and let’s not even get started on how they can’t help but manufacture reasons why Trump shouldn’t take a chance...
  • Did Banks Get Bailed Out Because They Laundered Drug Money & Hide Elite Wealth?

    05/09/2018 9:43:00 AM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Thinker
    American history is beyond fascinating and most Americans don't even know it. What would you say if you were offered your own kingdom full of servants? That is more or less what the eight presidents before George Washington who only served one term and 95% of a nation that can't name one. The American middle class was never meant to be more than the mule, oxen, yoke to tow the line and support the wars, corporations, poor, and big pharma. Middle class American moving either up or down - to the government food line, or the no tax, launder your...
  • Suddenly, the G.O.P. Remembers All Its Doubts on Trump

    03/07/2018 12:33:17 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 7, 2018 | CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON — Over the past week, congressional Republicans have gotten a glimpse of the President Trump they hoped to never see. On gun safety and, more significantly to many of them, trade, the president has loudly broken with longstanding party orthodoxy and reminded Republican leaders on Capitol Hill that they can never be 100 percent certain of what they are going to get with the onetime New York Democrat. Despite such worries, Mr. Trump’s first-year actions on policy and personnel — particularly judicial nominees — provided substantial reassurance to congressional Republicans. They concluded that Mr. Trump was really one of...
  • Record cold weather caused by...you guessed it...global warming!

    12/30/2017 10:00:56 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/30/2017 | Jack Hellner
    Something that never interferes with the climate change indoctrinators is facts. Since we are getting record cold, that is also caused by climate change and global warming, and that is caused by humans, according to these so-called "experts." From an article that made its way to USA Today: This week's cold snap has brought record-low temperatures, freezing rain and heavy snow to much of the United States. But 2017 is still on track to be the second- or third-hottest year ever recorded globally – and scientists say climate change is to blame[.] ... Even this week's cold weather is probably...
  • Our Imperial Elite Unmasked

    12/07/2017 1:47:11 AM PST · by x1stcav · 7 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 12/6/17 | Paul A. Rahe
    It was a pattern of behavior; it included an alleged violent assault; the women involved had far more credible evidence than many of the most notorious accusations that have come to light in the past five weeks. But Clinton was not left to the swift and pitiless justice that today’s accused men have experienced. Rather, he was rescued by a surprising force: machine feminism. The movement had by then ossified into a partisan operation, and it was willing—eager—to let this friend of the sisterhood enjoy a little droit de seigneur. Then, Flanagan did the unthinkable. She attacked feminism’s uncrowned queen,...
  • The End of Prestige

    11/27/2017 4:49:26 AM PST · by x1stcav · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/21/2017 | Richard Fernandez
    Given the lack of quality control and penchant for recruiting rather than expelling the scandalous it's amazing in retrospect the prestige lasted so long. All the same, now their fallibility has been exposed under the spotlight of technological innovation, the spell is broken. The elites may still rule but the sullen masses no longer flock to their door as they did of old. Perhaps the single most destabilizing political development since the WW2 has been the destruction of ruling class prestige by the Internet.
  • How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into chaos

    11/19/2017 9:37:09 PM PST · by poinq · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/19/2017 | John Naughton
    ne of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback by what has happened. Exhibit A is the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, whose political education I recently chronicled. But he’s not alone. In fact I’d say he is quite representative of many of the biggest movers and shakers in the tech world. We have a burgeoning genre of “OMG, what have we done?” angst coming from former Facebook and Google employees who have begun to realise that the cool...
  • This Is Rich: Democrats Fight To Protect A $1.8 Trillion Tax Break That Benefits The Top 1%

    10/28/2017 2:30:22 PM PDT · by TBP · 169 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 23, 2017 | Editorial Staff
    What do you call a tax break that delivers 88% of the benefits to upper-income families and subsidizes rich states at the expense of poor ones? If you're a Democrat, you call it a sacred cow. One provision of the Republican's tax-cutting plan that has drawn intense opposition from Democrats is the elimination of state and local tax deductions for those who itemize. Rep. Nancy Pelosi said it was "an insidious effort to raise taxes on middle class families … across America." Sen. Ron Wyden said that "hardworking middle-class folks are not going to appreciate Congress double taxing them." New...
  • Bill Schneider: Trump Doesn't Like Losers. So Naturally He Hates GOP Leadership

    10/26/2017 11:19:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 26, 2017 | by Bill Schneider
    President Donald Trump doesn’t like losers. He thinks Republican leaders in Congress are losers. “They look like fools,” he tweeted after Republican senators failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Trump’s former chief strategist Stephen Bannon told Charlie Rose, “They do not want Donald Trump’s populist, economic nationalist agenda to be implemented.” The Great Washington Smackdown is on! But it’s not Republicans versus Democrats. It’s Trump versus Republican leaders of Congress. The president blames them for failing to deliver what he wants. So do rank-and-file Republican voters. “The average person blames Congress for the failure to enact this president’s agenda,’’...
  • Sen. Jeff Flake op-ed: Enough. It's time to stand up to Trump.

    10/25/2017 8:55:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 25, 2017 | Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
    As I contemplate the Trump presidency, I cannot help but think of Joseph Welch. On June 9, 1954, during the Army-McCarthy hearings, Welch, who was the chief counsel for the Army, famously asked the committee chairman if he might speak on a point of personal privilege. After asking Sen. Joseph McCarthy for his attention and telling him to listen with both ears, Welch spoke: “Until this moment, senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty, or your recklessness.” And then, in words that today echo from his time to ours, Welch delivered the coup de grace: “You’ve done enough....
  • Mass Murderers Should Be Deprived of Fame

    10/12/2017 1:51:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2017 | Steve Chapman
    On Oct. 1, a 64-year-old Nevada man opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers from a high-rise hotel in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds. If you don't know his name, you can easily find it online, in print or on TV. But you won't learn it from this column. Notoriety may have been what he was after in methodically plotting the slaughter. He may have intended to outdo other mass shooters. He may have hoped his name would gain a sinister immortality. University of Alabama criminologist Adam Lankford has explained the repetition of such incidents as a...