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  • Hunter Biden Laptop Verified [semi-satire]

    11/28/2022 5:51:29 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 November 2022 | John Semmens
    After more than two years of insisting that a laptop computer abandoned by President Biden's son Hunter at a computer repair shop was a fake, on November 21, CBS News finally admitted that it had "independently verified its authenticity. From some perspectives I guess we look pretty inept to have taken so long to arrive at the truth. However, on the bright side, our erroneous rejection of its authenticity served the very useful purpose of helping to influence voters to oust Donald Trump from the presidency in the 2020 election." "Based on the stuff that's on the laptop, it looks...
  • Is Congress Poised to Investigate Whitmer Fednapping Hoax?

    11/25/2022 9:59:29 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 24 Nov, 2022 | Julie Kelly
    The pathway to truly exposing the corrupt rot at the FBI runs through the Whitmer fednapping hoax. A federal judge next month is scheduled to sentence two men convicted of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer from her lakeside cottage in the fall of 2020. Adam Fox, the alleged ringleader, and Barry Croft, Jr. face years in prison. During the first trial in April, Fox and Croft received a hung jury while two co-defendants were acquitted on all charges based on extensive evidence of FBI entrapment. A jury found Fox and Croft guilty after a second trial in August...
  • Congressmembers Tried to Stop the SEC’s Inquiry Into FTX - The ‘Blockchain Eight’ wrote a bipartisan letter in March attempting to chill the SEC’s information requests to crypto firms. FTX was one of those firms.

    11/25/2022 7:51:40 AM PST · by dynachrome · 69 replies ^ | 11-23-22 | DAVID DAYEN
    The Securities and Exchange Commission was seeking information from collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX earlier this year, the Prospect has confirmed, bringing a new perspective to an effort by a bipartisan group of congressmembers to slow down that investigation. The March letter from eight House members—four Democrats and four Republicans—questioned the SEC’s authority to make informal inquiries to crypto and blockchain companies, and intimated that the requests violated federal law. Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), whom the Republican caucus just elected as majority whip, the number three position in the House GOP leadership, led the letter. In a contemporaneous Twitter thread, Emmer...
  • Don't get even, get MAD

    11/24/2022 5:02:53 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 24 Nov, 2022 | Eli Friedman
    It must become crystal clear to the Left that what goes around, comes around. As Republicans prepare to take charge of the U.S. House of Representatives, it is important to recognize the sea change that has recently occurred in America. Things are fundamentally different now than they were just a little while ago and are unlikely to change back in the near future, if ever. In international relations there are three ways countries interact with each other. Some are friendly, sharing common interests and goals. Examples include the United Kingdom and United States, the vaunted "special relationship." Others have little...
  • Don't hold your breath for an FBI investigation of this attack on a US citizen (Biden's politicization)

    11/23/2022 12:00:23 PM PST · by Milagros · 5 replies
    Lahav Harkov @LahavHarkov: I won't hold my breath for an FBI investigation of this attack on a US citizen. *__ Jerusalem bombing: 18-year-old American olah injured By Jerusalem Post Staff Published: November 23, 2022
  • Social Justice and Individual Justice

    11/22/2022 9:02:33 AM PST · by Antoninus · 13 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | March 31, 2017 | Florentius
    "Sometimes, people are interested in social justice to cover up the want of individual justice." ~Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen I found this quote, or rather heard it, in one of Sheen's talks entitled: Identity Crisis, originally broadcast in 1966. The full talk may be seen here: The Identity CrisisSheen used this potent line in other contexts as well. A particularly scalding example may be found in a conference he gave for priests of the Diocese of Washington, DC in 1974, where he offers an explanation for why priests fall away from the Faith via the actions of Judas Iscariot....
  • Exclusive: Bankman-Fried's FTX, parents bought Bahamas property worth $121 million

    11/22/2022 8:26:58 AM PST · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-22-22 | Koh Gui Qing
    Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX, his parents and senior executives of the failed cryptocurrency exchange bought at least 19 properties worth nearly $121 million in the Bahamas over the past two years, official property records show. Most of FTX's purchases were luxury beachfront homes, including seven condominiums in an expensive resort community called Albany, costing almost $72 million. The deeds show these properties, bought by a unit of FTX, were to be used as "residence for key personnel" of the company. Reuters could not determine who lived in the apartments.
  • Jen Psaki: Investigations for Thee But Not for Me

    11/22/2022 6:00:01 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 21 Nov, 2022 | Julie Kelly
    It’s beyond ironic that the mouthpiece for a regime proceeding with yet another punitive and vengeful investigation into Donald Trump wants to be shielded from an inquiry into her own misdeeds. Former White House Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki, much like her old boss, is a big fan of investigations. From her perch at the podium in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, Psaki routinely endorsed criminal, civil, and congressional inquiries into the events of January 6 and warned the individuals targeted—including Donald Trump and his former aides—that they must comply with the legal process. A reporter asked Psaki during...
  • It's who you know: The intricate web linking the Bankrupt FTX Crypto Exchange, Sam Bankman-Fried, Dems and DC establishment

    11/21/2022 9:41:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Just The News ^ | 11/21/2022 | Aaron Kliegman
    The collapse of cryptocurrency giant FTX has revealed an intricate web of donations and connections to the country's political establishment — Democrats and Republicans, regulators and academics — centered around the company's now-bankrupt founder, Sam Bankman-Fried.This extensive network, held together through political donations and personal relationships, exposes potential conflicts of interest in the coming investigations into Bankman-Fried and has raised questions about whether the former crypto mogul will be held accountable for alleged wrongdoing.Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), for example, has been pictured meeting with Bankman-Fried on multiple past occasions, both smiling with their arms around each other. She also traveled...
  • FBI Paid Out $42 Million a Year to Confidential Human Sources – Including Thugs Who Set Up Trump, Whitmer Kidnap Hoaxers, and Others

    11/21/2022 7:11:08 PM PST · by bitt · 13 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 11/21/2022 | jim hoft
    A 2021 report by Open the Books revealed that the federal government paid over $548 million to informants in recent years. That’s over half a billion taxpayer dollars. And the FBI paid out $42 million a year to its confidential human sources. We know a few of the more famous FBI operatives. Stephan Halper, a crack cocaine addict, was paid over $1.05 million to spy on Trump associates and help set up the Trump-Russia hoax. The FBI used at least 12 informants out of 15 individuals to plot, plan, pay for, and execute the Whitmer kidnap hoax. And one FBI...
  • BREAKING: Wife of Trump special counsel produced Michelle Obama documentary, donated thousands to Biden

    11/21/2022 2:45:53 PM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 46 replies
    Jack Posobiec on Twitter ^ | November 21, 2022 | Jack Posobiec
    Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 @JackPosobiec BREAKING: Wife of Trump special counsel produced Michelle Obama documentary, donated thousands to Biden
  • Without a Reckoning, Amnesty is a Ruse

    11/21/2022 12:52:55 PM PST · by Qiviut · 8 replies
    FLCCC Alliance ^ | November 20, 2022 | Charles K. Devitt, M.D
    An FLCCC supporter, Charles K. Devitt, M.D., sent us this guest post outlining his thoughts on the recent, widely circulated article in The Atlantic proposing an amnesty over COVID matters. Long ago, two economists were out for a walk and fell into a deep hole. The senior scholar said to his colleague, “First, let’s assume a ladder.” (That’s the whole story.) Brown University Economics Professor Emily Oster recently wrote an article entitled, “Let’s Declare a Pandemic Amnesty,” for The Atlantic, (October 31, 2022), which was the stimulus piece for this guest post. Dr. Oster is the child of two economists...
  • Ireland court rules that Subway's sandwich bread is not legally bread

    10/02/2020 12:53:34 PM PDT · by be-baw · 69 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 1, 2020 | Jon Haworth
    LONDON -- Ireland’s Supreme Court has issued a ruling declaring that for the purposes of tax law, the bread served in Subway's hot sandwiches does not actually meet the legal definition of “bread” because of its sugar content and is rather a "confectionary or fancy baked good." The case was brought before the court by Subway franchisee Bookfinders Ltd. which claimed that the bread Subway served qualified as a “staple food,” which, in Ireland, means that the bread would be exempt from value-added tax (VAT), thereby saving Subway money.
  • Court rules Subway sandwiches too sugary to meet legal definition of ‘bread’ (Ireland)

    09/30/2020 1:34:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 30, 2020 | Natalie O'Neill
    Ireland’s highest court isn’t sweet on tax breaks for footlongs. The country’s Supreme Court ruled that the starch used in Subway sandwiches is too sugary to meet the definition of “bread” — a legal distinction that would have saved the firm some dough. In deciding whether to give the fast-food chain a tax break for serving a “staple” food item, the five-judge panel ruled that the bread’s sugar-to-flour content is roughly five times too high to qualify, according to the Irish Independent.
  • The Strange Morality of the Bay-Area Billionaire Left

    11/21/2022 7:17:52 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 30 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 20 Nov, 2022 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Sam Bankman-Fried is the ultimate dangerous and ridiculous expression of the most toxic and creepy culture in America. If he did not exist, he would have to be invented. "Ya. Hehe. I had to be. It’s what reputations are made of, to some extent. I feel bad for those guys who get f—ed by it, by this dumb game we woke westerners play where we say all the right shibboleths and so everyone likes us.” —Sam Bankman-Fried The FTX Bitcoin empire of 30-year-old CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is in shambles. Or more specifically, his “dumb game” cryptocurrency exchange has destroyed thousands...
  • Outsourcing Robespierre

    11/21/2022 5:26:12 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 21 Nov, 2022 | Thomas Buckley
    What can we learn from the blood and terror of the French Revolution? Lawyer to revolutionary to tyrant to butcher to victim of the forces he himself had unleashed — that was the arc of the life of Maximillian Robespierre. The architect of The Terror that engulfed France from 1792 until 1794, Robespierre may have been the first despot of the mind. Throughout history, kings and emperors and such had raged across the world, killing people for power and land and glory and to obliterate opponents. But Robespierre's elected dictatorship was the first to systematically kill people in its own...
  • New Trump special prosecutor overturned by Supreme Court, tied to IRS scandal: Jack Smith set up infamous meeting in IRS targeting of conservative groups, Congress found.

    11/20/2022 9:41:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Just The News ^ | 11/20/2022 | John Solomon
    The special counsel named by the Biden administration to investigate Donald Trump oversaw a Justice Department unit rebuked by the Supreme Court for its prosecution of a prominent Republican and was linked by Congress to the IRS scandal that targeted conservative groups. Jack Smith, a war crimes prosecutor in The Hague and former chief of the DOJ public integrity section, was named Friday by Attorney General Merrick Garland to take over two investigations of Trump related to Jan. 6 and classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago. In 2014, the House Oversight Committee concluded that during Smith's earlier stint at DOJ he...
  • Where is Shelly Miscavige? Scientology’s First Lady still missing after 15 years

    11/20/2022 2:55:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    OnlySky ^ | NOV 15, 2022 | JONATHAN MS PEARCE
    Cost people with even a passing interest in Scientology will have heard of David Miscavige. He is the infamous leader of the Church of Scientology, Tom Cruise’s best man at his wedding to Katie Holmes, and husband to Shelly Miscavige. Shelly has been missing for 15 years. When famous suppressed (Scientology’s form of disfellowship) Scientologist Leah Remini left the cult-like religion in 2013, she immediately filed a missing person report. The case was closed within hours. And now, rather publicly, with a further nine years elapsing and no sign of Shelly Miscavige, Leah Remini is shouting about it—and for good...
  • Among The Democratic Party Nobility

    11/20/2022 8:22:46 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 18 Nov, 2022 | Francis Menton
    Crypto exchange FTX has now imploded, and it’s turning out to be nothing more than your classic Ponzi scheme — cash in, cash out, and essentially no underlying business. The collapse came after the leader and face of the enterprise, Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), had made himself the second largest donor to the Democratic Party in the just-ended election cycle. SBF’s donations totaled some $70 million or so, apparently consisting almost entirely of money stolen from unsuspecting clients. Andrew Stiles, writing at the Washington Free Beacon on November 15, has some fun with the recent revelations in a piece titled “Sam...
  • Sex parties and fast cars: US agent turned cartel mole claims DEA corruption

    11/20/2022 3:12:47 AM PST · by blueplum · 33 replies
    THe Guardian UK ^ | 20 Nov 2022 | J Oliver Conroy
    As he enters prison, a disgraced former DEA agent who lived a decadent double life has claimed his own crimes were the tip of the iceberg... ...In interviews with the Associated Press, Irizarry, who recently began a 12-year prison sentence, has claimed that corruption is endemic in the powerful US drug agency... ...Irizarry claimed to the Associated Press that dozens of other agents joined in with his debauchery, and that they deliberately tailored drug operations so that they could visit party hotspots...