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  • NBC: Obama Told Putin Election Hacking Could Result in 'Armed Conflict'

    05/21/2022 8:39:45 PM PDT · 113 of 113
    Fedora to piasa

    She probably dressed up like a witch for Trick or Treat that day—wait, that wasn’t a costume. . .

  • [Catholic Caucus] Senior German Priest Leaves Catholic Church

    05/19/2022 5:17:56 PM PDT · 17 of 17
    Fedora to viewfromthefrontier

    I think you’re onto something there. Based on precedent, some of them will probably defect to other quasi-Catholic groups, while others in contact with the defectors will try to remain attached to the Church so they can continue to undermine from within and leech off existing resources.

  • Developing: Reporter Who Broke Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Story Found Dead – Moved His Family After Numerous Death Threats (VIDEO)

    05/18/2022 11:51:58 PM PDT · 44 of 45
    Fedora to piasa

    Thanks, I had this one in the Arkanicide file, for lack of a better place to put it. I haven’t seen a cause of death update since this:

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    https://www.trussvilletribune.com/2021/06/14/coroner-releases-information-on-apparent-suicide-of-abc-33-40-news-anchor/

    Coroner releases information on apparent suicide of ABC 33/40 News Anchor
    Posted By: Trussville Tribune staffon: June 14, 2021

    HOOVER — The Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiner’s Office released some additional information about the tragic death of an ABC 33/40 News Anchor.

    Christopher Paul Sign, 45, was found dead in his Hoover home at 8:14 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2021. According to the coroner’s report, Sign was found unresponsive by family members. The cause of death has not been released but Hoover Police believe the death was a suicide, according to Carol Robinson, with al.com. . .

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    The article this links to does not provide any details on why it was being treated as a suicide.

  • [Catholic Caucus] Senior German Priest Leaves Catholic Church

    05/18/2022 5:55:59 PM PDT · 15 of 17
    Fedora to viewfromthefrontier; piasa
    The article mentions: "Sturm is not the only prominent German Catholic figure to gravitate to the Old Catholics. Another notable case is that of Anselm Bilgri, the former prior of the Bavarian abbey of Andechs. The ex-Benedictine monk made headlines in Germany on May 17 over claims that Pope Francis had dismissed him from the clerical state for reportedly conducting Catholic weddings and baptisms, despite having left the Church and joined the Old Catholics in 2020." Since the late 19th century, there have been a number of groups which borrow the name "Old Catholic" but do not subscribe to Old Catholic beliefs, instead using the term as cloak of legitimacy for occult practices and homosexual networking. There was significant overlap between this homosexual network and Aleister Crowley's OTO--originally based in Germany and tied to German intelligence--which was also trying to infiltrate the Roman Catholic hierarchy during World War I, borrowing a blackmail tactic previously perfected by the Carbonari. I would be curious which so-called "Old Catholic" groups these German heretics have been gravitating toward.
  • Michael Sussmann Trial LIVE THREAD

    05/18/2022 5:24:56 PM PDT · 124 of 132
    Fedora to janetjanet998; piasa

    The Alfa Bank investigation did go to Chicago, briefly:

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    https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/411209-move-over-grassy-knoll-the-trump-russia-bank-tale-joins-unproven/

    The relentless campaign to keep the allegations alive is remarkable not only for its political origins, but for what often has been omitted from the public narrative.

    First off, the FBI has, on repeated occasions in 2016 and 2017, told me emphatically that it looked at the allegations and could find no conspiracy and, instead, believed the server communications were simply explained by normal internet traffic activities.

    Secondly, Alfa Bank’s law firm traveled to meet an FBI cyber team in Chicago in 2017 and opened up its data vaults to assist the investigation. There was no follow-up, Alfa Bank says.

    The private lawyer who supervised the review for Alfa Bank was Brian Benczkowski. He later was confirmed to be the chief of the U.S. Justice Department’s criminal division, one of the most sensitive and important jobs in law enforcement; Democrats asked him about the Alfa review during his confirmation. And neither the FBI nor the intelligence community offered any information to the Senate during his confirmation to contradict his conclusions that there was no conspiracy involving the Alfa-Trump servers.

    Furthermore, not once in the 17 months of the Robert Mueller special counsel investigation has a member of Mueller’s staff reached out to Alfa Bank to raise questions about collusion or the servers, the bank says. . .

  • Who’s Paying Protesters to Harass Justices and Churches?-It’s not an “insurrection” when leftists do it.

    05/12/2022 2:14:34 PM PDT · 20 of 27
    Fedora to MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; piasa

    Ping.

  • In Huge Reversal, NJ High Court Orders Release of Man in 1973 State Trooper Killing

    05/10/2022 5:03:52 PM PDT · 31 of 34
    Fedora to MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

    Ping.

  • Catholic Church In Boulder Vandalized With Abortion-Rights Graffiti

    05/05/2022 4:27:03 PM PDT · 13 of 16
    Fedora to Rummyfan; piasa

    Previous incidents in Colorado:

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    https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3995316/posts

    ‘My Body, My Choice’ Painted on Doors to Catholic Church Before Mass, Colorado Cops Say
    Center Daily Times ^ | 9/7/21 | Helena Wegner
    Posted on 9/15/2021, 9:03:49 PM by marshmallow

    Vandalism greeted members of a Colorado church Sunday morning before Mass, police said.

    The St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville, Colorado, had “My body, my choice” spray-painted across the entry door, the Louisville Police Department said.

    Other parts of the building were also vandalized, including the garden sign and walls around the church.

    Three people suspected of defacing the property were caught on camera, and police shared a blurry image on Facebook. Their identities are unknown. . .

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    https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/4003442/posts

    Colorado Vandals Deface Catholic Cathedral with ‘Satan Lives Here’
    Fox News ^ | 10/10/21 | Jon Brown
    Posted on 10/13/2021, 9:30:10 PM by marshmallow

    The graffiti also mocked Jesus and maligned priests

    Vandals desecrated the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday with satanic messages shortly before the morning Mass.

    The cathedral’s brass front doors and stone columns were defaced with messages mocking Jesus, maligning Catholic priests as “child rapists,” and claiming “Satan lives here,” according to local ABC affiliate Denver 7.

    In an apparent reference to the phrase that went viral on social media after gay marriage was legalized in 2015, “love wins” was scrawled on a nearby statue of Pope John Paul II.

    A priest reportedly told Denver 7 reporter Patrick Perez that a witness submitted a statement to the police.

    The cathedral basilica suffered similar vandalism in 2020 during the protests that swept the county in the wake of George Floyd’s death. On the same weekend fires were set to the parish house at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., vandals spray-painted messages on church property such as “There is no God” and “God is dead.”

    The cathedral did not respond to a request for comment in time for publication. . .

  • Weather Underground Member and ‘81 eist Participant Kathy Boudin Dead at 78

    05/02/2022 12:39:11 PM PDT · 64 of 74
    Fedora to MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

    Ping.

  • The Bay of Pigs Epilogue: Humiliating Che Guevara and John Kerry

    04/30/2022 8:16:32 PM PDT · 20 of 22
    Fedora to piasa
    Thanks for the ping. I gave an analysis of some of this here in the section titled "Subverting the CIA", where I drew attention to the questionable background of some of Kerry's key sources and witnesses:

    Subversion in the Senate: Kerry's Communist Constituency

    The allegations which triggered the Kerry investigation and Christic lawsuit had initially been collected by the ICDP and Christic from several key witnesses. The first was Jack Terrell, a mercenary who had volunteered to aid the Contras in 1984 and was suspected by US intelligence of being a Nicaraguan agent.28 Terrell directed Kerry's staff to another key witness, Steven Carr, an imprisoned mercenary who had been discharged from the Navy for dealing drugs before briefly joining the Contras, and had initially reported his allegations of Contra drug dealing to California State Assemblyman Tom Hayden, husband of Jane Fonda, then a supporter of pro-Sandinista groups.29 Carr helped elicit the cooperation of another key witness, his former associate Jesus Garcia, then imprisoned for illegal firearm trafficking.30 Terrell, Carr, and Kerry's staff also assisted a lawsuit filed by the Christic Institute against allegedly CIA-linked individuals on behalf of Tony Avirgan, an ABC cameraman, and his wife Martha Honey, a Canadian Broadcast Corporation/London Sunday Times journalist.31 Avirgan had been injured in a bomb blast while on assignment from ABC in Costa Rica to cover a May 1984 press conference where Contra faction leader Edén Pastora was planning to denounce other factions of the Contras and announce the formation of his own Contra faction. Pastora a former Sandinista, had refused to work under the Contra groups backed by the CIA and as a result had been cut off by the CIA earlier in 1984. Subsequently for funding he had turned to George Morales32, a drug dealer linked to the Medellin Cartel and to Cuba.33 Pastora's main rival within the Contras was CIA asset John Hull, a prime target of Kerry's investigation and of the Christic lawsuit, which attempted to link him to the Medellin Cartel's Pablo Escobar and Jorge Ochoa. Kerry built his case against Hull on the testimony of Terrell, Carr, Garcia, and five other key witnesses with criminal backgrounds and clear conflicts of interest: Pastora's cocaine supplier Morales; Morales' pilot Gary Betzer; Floyd Carlton, a pilot who smuggled drugs for Manuel Noriega, who had recently fallen out with the Medellin Cartel and been targeted for assassination by Escobar; Jose Blandon, who was also linked to Noriega as well as to the Medellin Cartel's main rival in the cocaine trade, the Cali Cartel, which was then waging a vendetta against Escobar; and Werner Lotz, a convicted drug dealer who had been the personal pilot of Medellin Cartel cofounder Robert Vesco.

    So Kerry's case was questionable. That said, there were also some Brigade 2506 veterans who became loose cannons after CIA cut off their official support and got involved in some shady stuff linked to the above cast of characters, notably one Jose Egozi Behar, who became a close associate of the Guadalajara Cartel, a Mexican ally of the Colombian cartels which was the target of a major DEA investigation in the 1970s, which unlike Kerry's committee did result in arrests and convictions. I suspect Kerry's sources had a vague suspicion they could use this type of thing to pin something on the Contras and they put him on a fishing expedition hoping to find something solid. Meanwhile their ally Castro was supporting the Medellin Cartel himself. As I also note in the link above, In the late 1970s and 1980s as the Medellin Cartel was gaining control of the growing cocaine traffic, Castro allowed cartel cofounders Robert Vesco and Carlos Lehder-Rivas to use Cuban waters and airspace for drug smuggling. Meanwhile in the late 1970s smugglers in Central America who would later work for the Medellin Cartel smuggled weapons to the Cuban-backed Sandinistas, and used the opportunity to set up drug-smuggling channels in Nicaragua and the surrounding region. Similarly, on the BCCI end of Kerry's investigation, one of the BCCI-linked drug dealers Kerry investigated, Monzer Al-Kassar, had links to Soviet intelligence and Middle Eastern terrorist groups.

  • Larry Sonsini Asked to Investigate Ambassador John Roos

    04/29/2022 9:11:54 PM PDT · 14 of 15
    Fedora to piasa

    No obvious connection I’m noticing, except possibly that they both attended Stanford Law School. John Victor Roos, b. 1955, was raised in San Francisco and has children named Laura and David. Nicolas Tyler Landsman Roos, who appears to be about 37 and married a Lily N. Katz, was admitted to the New York bar in 2004 and looks to have mainly New York prior addresses; he has a relative who is a different John Roos with a different middle initial. “Roos” is a Dutch/German surname meaning “Rose”, so relatively common.

  • Durham's latest: He has hundreds of e-mails between Fusion GPS and reporters...Also - DARPA Contracts and Classified data

    04/26/2022 4:11:48 PM PDT · 54 of 56
    Fedora to Red Badger; piasa; MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; Interesting Times

    Franklin Foer wrote the biography of John Kerry’s father and helped promote Kerry’s Presidential campaign. Later he was fired as editor at New Republic for allowing staffer Ellen Reeve to publish her husband Scott Thomas Beauchamp’s false statements about Army misconduct, which New Republic was forced to retract.

  • John Kerry called a coward for hiding public records; AG Garland has ‘no comment’

    04/23/2022 8:21:25 PM PDT · 26 of 26
    Fedora to MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; piasa; Interesting Times; Liz

    Ping.

  • The Bay of Pigs: The Sickening Truth Part II, The Battle is Joined

    04/16/2022 3:24:21 PM PDT · 43 of 50
    Fedora to Kaslin; MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
    Grayston Lynch, mentioned in the article, wrote a whole book on this, Decision for Disaster, taking issue with accounts of the Bay of Pigs promoted by the Kennedy administration via Ted Sorensen, Haynes Johnson, Arthur Schlesinger, etc. He places the blame for the failure of the operation heavily on Schlesinger for convincing Kennedy to announce U.S. non-support and especially on Secretary of State Dean Rusk for rejecting the original invasion plan and then calling off the air strikes over CIA objections. Rusk had been part of the "Red" Dean Acheson faction in the Roosevelt/Truman State Department and was trying to bring people like Walt Rostow and Alger Hiss back under the JFK administration--Rusk had actually succeeded the position Hiss held, and he persecuted State Department security investigator Otto Otepka for refusing to clear Hiss and for complaining to the Senate about lax security at State--so his motives are suspect, in my opinion.
  • Hunter Biden’s Laptops Scandal Exposes How Communist Influence Operations Work

    04/15/2022 12:02:10 PM PDT · 7 of 12
    Fedora to MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; piasa
    Adapting the Comintern Popular Front strategy.
  • Exposing America's Ballot Trafficking Cartel

    04/14/2022 8:15:30 PM PDT · 11 of 16
    Fedora to bitt; piasa

    From the article:

    “The second piece of this is there are old money ties… to some foundations that started in Chicago back some 80 years ago, in the 1960s.”

    Would be about the time Joseph Kennedy had the Chicago Mafia rig the 1960 election, with an assist in Texas from Lyndon Johnson’s people—old hat for LBJ:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Box_13_scandal

  • Yahoo Confirms Hunter Biden Story: Weapon Sales to Africa, Chinese Intel, $1M Retainer

    04/12/2022 2:42:42 PM PDT · 49 of 52
    Fedora to bitt; MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; piasa

    Old Soviet asset turned Deep State asset Michael Isikoff now replicates his role in Plamegate and Russiagate/Spygate with Hunter Biden as the target. Who do his handlers want as Biden’s replacement after Kamala Harris is ditched?

  • Ukraine’s Army has been Defeated; all that is left is Mop-Up

    04/08/2022 7:19:00 PM PDT · 14 of 133
    Fedora to piasa

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  • Ukraine’s Army has been Defeated; all that is left is Mop-Up

    04/08/2022 7:19:00 PM PDT · 13 of 133
    Fedora to piasa

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  • Biden’s FEC nominee testifies voting machines were ‘switching votes illegally from one candidate to another’

    04/08/2022 1:13:56 PM PDT · 45 of 47
    Fedora to grundle

    The Democrats were complaining about the Georgia GOP doing this for two decades and suddenly changed their tune in 2020.