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  • Donald Trump like a 'mob boss' but he shouldn't be prosecuted, says ex-FBI boss Comey

    01/17/2021 4:58:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    SKY News ^ | January 17, 2021
    Donald Trump needs the same level of affirmation as a toddler - but prosecuting him would only give him the attention he craves, says former FBI chief James Comey. Mr Comey told Sky News launching a criminal case could lead to several more years of the "Donald Trump show". He said it could overshadow efforts by Joe Biden to unite America and is "probably what [Trump] would want the most". "I have never seen an adult with a greater hunger for affirmation than Donald Trump," he told Sky News. "I've seen it in two-year-olds and three-year-olds. Affirmation is like air,...
  • America is walking towards its demise (Dave Miller)

    01/17/2021 4:26:01 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 7 replies
    Apologetics Press ^ | 2020 | Dave Miller
    Absolutely spot on lesson from Dave Miller on America's pending demise: Click here for an audio lesson which warns us.
  • Marines Begin Mass Fielding of Suppressors (Silencers) at end of 2020

    01/17/2021 3:49:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 14 January, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Knight Armaments Company Suppressor on M38 cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten The Marine Corps is well on its way to procuring suppressors (silencers) for all small arms in its arsenal.In 2020, the Marines have procured 6,700 suppressors for M4, M4A1, and M27 rifles. Suppressors are in common use with the M38 squad designated marksman rifle.Another 7,000 suppressors are in the pipeline. The goal is to have about 30,000 suppressors by the fiscal year 2023. From Defense Visual Information Service:In 2020, PM IW procured about 6,700 small arms suppressors through Defense Logistics Agency’s Tailored Logistic Program, and...
  • Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

    01/17/2021 3:29:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 17, 2021 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGO - President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country has surprised advocates given how the issue has long divided Democrats and Republicans, even within their own parties. Biden will announce legislation his first day in office to provide a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants in the United States illegally, according to four people briefed on his plans. Biden’s plan is the polar opposite of Donald Trump, whose successful 2016 presidential campaign rested in part on curbing or stopping illegal immigration. “This really does...
  • 'I’m facing a prison sentence': US Capitol rioters plead with Trump for pardons

    01/17/2021 2:34:26 AM PST · by Cronos · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 16 January 2021 | Oliver Millman
    Jenna Ryan, a Texas real estate broker who took a private jet to Washington to join the attack on the US Capitol, has pleaded with Donald Trump to pardon her after she was arrested by federal authorities. After surrendering to the FBI on Friday, Ryan said: “We all deserve a pardon.” “I’m facing a prison sentence,” she told CBS11 at her home. “I think I do not deserve that.” Turning to look into the camera, she said: “I would ask the president of the United States to give me a pardon.”... Ryan said she had been “displaying my patriotism”, adding:...
  • California National Guard Sets up in Downtown Sacramento

    01/17/2021 2:02:32 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 12 replies
    CBS 13 Sacramento ^ | 1/16/20 | Heather Janasen
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – It’s an unusual sight to see in downtown Sacramento with the California National Guard set up for the next several days ahead of any potential unrest. Tanks and troops are scattered all around the area to protect government buildings. “I’ve never seen the Capitol with this level of security before,” said Timothy Dellavan. To him, the number of military mixed in among the ordinary was significant. Saturday was the first day 1,000 California national guardsmen deployed around the capital city. “It feels weird, it’s definitely uncommon,” said Mike Juliano, who walked around the downtown area in awe.
  • Pop star Demi Lovato denounces parents who oppose Carroll ISD’s school diversity plans

    01/16/2021 6:34:46 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 51 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 01/11/21 | Elizabeth Campbell
    Popular entertainer Demi Lovato posted a video on her Instagram page showing comments critical of diversity efforts in the Carroll school district that has generated more than 2 million views. “It is horrifying to see how some of the parents at Carroll ISD in Southlake, TX are literally FIGHTING to uphold white supremacy and are resisting the anti-racism work that is so needed. @southlakearc keep pushing for change, this work is more important than ever,” Lovato wrote. The video is a compilation of comments from parents who attended Carroll school board meetings and who were critical of the school district’s...
  • Xcel Energy paying $41M to get out of Colorado solar power experiment

    01/16/2021 6:33:46 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | 1/15/2021 | Greg Avery
    Xcel Energy wants to stop buying electricity from the world’s largest high-concentration solar energy plant, located in the San Luis Valley, and it will pay $41 million to the federal government to do it. The utility company has been purchasing power from the 30-megawatt solar plant in southern Colorado since 2012, when the federally backed project was one of the first of its kind and the largest using the technology anywhere. But parts on the solar farm have been starting to fail and there are no ready replacements — and the project’s owner, Kepco Solar of Alamosa LLC, tells Xcel...
  • Trump Administration Accomplishments

    01/16/2021 6:21:06 PM PST · by pilgrim · 10 replies ^ | As of January 2021 | White House
    Trump Administration Accomplishments Unprecedented Economic Boom Before the China Virus invaded our shores, we built the world’s most prosperous economy. America gained 7 million new jobs – more than three times government experts’ projections. Middle-Class family income increased nearly $6,000 – more than five times the gains during the entire previous administration. The unemployment rate reached 3.5 percent, the lowest in a half-century. Achieved 40 months in a row with more job openings than job-hirings. More Americans reported being employed than ever before – nearly 160 million. Jobless claims hit a nearly 50-year low. The number of people claiming unemployment...
  • The NYC exodus that de Blasio refuses to see

    01/16/2021 6:11:45 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 15, 2021 | Post Editorial Board
    Mayor de Blasio released his new, bigger-than-ever city budget this week pretending that federal aid would make up for City Hall’s losses thanks to the pandemic. And, worse than that delusion, he still hasn’t faced up to how his policies had New York shrinking long before the pandemic even began. That’s right: The mass exodus from the city dates to at least 2018; the flight since then is just adding to New York’s woes. The Health Department’s 2018 Vital Statistics report on health outcomes showed that the Big Apple’s population dropped by 223,950 residents, or 2.6 percent, between 2017 and...
  • ‘Insufficient Evidence’: Justice Department Closes Probe Into Pennsylvania Discarded Ballots

    01/16/2021 6:04:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/16/2021 | Zachary Steiber
    The Department of Justice on Friday announced it closed an investigation into ballots that were discarded in Pennsylvania. “After a thorough investigation conducted by the FBI and prosecutors from my office, we have determined that there is insufficient evidence to prove criminal intent on the part of the person who discarded the ballots,” acting U.S. Attorney Bruce Brandler said in a statement. “Therefore, no criminal charges will be filed and the matter is closed.” Brandler recently replaced David Freed, the former U.S. attorney who last year revealed nine military absentee ballots had been tossed in Luzerne County. Freed resigned on...
  • Speaker Pelosi Declines to Say When House Will Send Impeachment Resolution to Senate

    01/16/2021 6:01:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/16/2021 | Zachary Steiber
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is keeping secret for now when Democrats plan on sending the impeachment resolution to the Senate.“They’re now working on taking this to trial, and when they—you’ll be the first to know when we announce that we’re going over there,” Pelosi told reporters in Washington on Friday.The House on Wednesday voted 232–197 to impeach President Donald Trump on a single article of impeachment, incitement of insurrection. Democrats and 10 Republicans contended Trump incited the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol.Under the U.S. Constitution, the Senate conducts an impeachment trial when the House impeaches a president....
  • Census due to count all immigrants

    01/16/2021 4:48:55 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 11 replies
    Law News ^ | January 16, 2021 | Lyle Denniston
    A part of government anti-immigrant policy that President Trump and his aides pursued throughout their four years in office reached its end on Friday in a federal courthouse in California. The aim was to exclude up to 11 million undocumented immigrants from being counted in the 2020 census. Trump’s legal team told a federal judge that the plan cannot be finished before the new Biden Administration opens next Wednesday. Here is what President Trump and his Republican allies are now losing: the chance to gain seats for “red” (Republican-oriented) states in the U.S. House of Representatives and, with that, increased...
  • Will fortune favor the Democrats forever? In times like these, historical events often serve as a reliable guide to help us interpret what we're experiencing

    01/16/2021 4:26:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2021 | Steve Feinstein
    In times like these, historical events often serve as a reliable guide to help us interpret what we're experiencing.The events at the Capitol on January 6 were certainly tumultuous and a harbinger of things to come. The Democrats are nothing if not ruthless and opportunistic. That they favor party and power far more than the national good is well established, with decades of behavior and actions as proof. They see January 6 as nothing more than an opportunity to expand their power and diminish their political opponents.The Democrats' very governing approach is one of pure cynicism and illustrates quite clearly...
  • With Trump almost gone, there’s a new drug in town against COVID-19: Hopefully, unlike Hydroxycholoroquine, there will be no big opposition against Ivermectin

    01/16/2021 4:22:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2021 | Andrea Widburg
    When Trump entered the White House, the left gave everything he did a political spin. That escalated in 2020 when Democrats used the Wuhan virus for political ends. It’s reasonably certain they deliberately destroyed the economy to gain the White House. Even worse, after Trump praised Hydroxychloroquine, they made it impossible to give the drug a fair shake, possibly causing tens of thousands to die, for no other reason than to deny Trump a “win.” With Trump on his way out, though, there’s starting to be chatter about a common anti-parasite drug called Ivermectin. (Please be mindful as you read...
  • Some Democrats in Congress are worried their colleagues might kill them

    01/16/2021 3:14:11 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 113 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 14, 2021 | Benjy Sarlin
    WASHINGTON — After last week's deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, members of Congress are expressing something once unthinkable: that some of their own colleagues may be endangering their lives. Not in a rhetorical sense, but in a direct and immediate way. "It's the most poisonous I've ever seen," Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., said in an interview. "There's the overall sense that maybe if some of them have guns — and likely the ones who are more into conspiracy theories and QAnon with the pedophilic satanic rings — are we safe from them?"
  • Virginia Man Arrested at Inauguration Checkpoint With Unauthorized Credential, Gun: Police

    01/16/2021 2:32:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 52 replies
    NBC4 ^ | 1-16-21 | Sophia Barnes
    A Virginia man who showed police an unauthorized inauguration credential at a checkpoint along the perimeter securing downtown Washington, D.C., ahead of Inauguration Day was arrested after a gun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were found in his vehicle, police said. Wesley Allen Beeler, of Front Royal, pulled up to a security checkpoint at North Capitol Street and E Street Northwest about 6:30 p.m. Friday in a white Ford 150 truck with Virginia tags and gun-related decals, according to U.S. Capitol Police records. The truck Beeler was driving was decorated with firearm decals, including ones that said "Assault Life"...
  • How Soon Will the Social Security Trust Fund Be Depleted and How Should People Protect Their Retirement Income?

    01/16/2021 2:03:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 123 replies ^ | January 16, 2021 | Bob Carlson
    There’s no question the Social Security retirement trust fund will run out of money, and the current recession will make that happen faster than previously forecast. The key questions now are: When will the trust fund be exhausted? How (and when) will Congress respond? How can individuals protect their retirement security?The 2020 annual report from the trustees of Social Security was issued last April and estimated the retirement trust fund would be depleted and unable to help pay benefits in 2034.That report was based on data through the end of 2019 and didn’t anticipate the sudden and severe recession caused...
  • NPR Touts Biden’s Promise to Advance Transgender Agenda

    01/16/2021 1:43:21 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jan 2021 | PENNY STARR
    The swearing-in this week of Sarah McBride, the first transgender woman to become a member of the Delaware State Senate, inspired taxpayer-funded National Public Radio (NPR) to interview Imara Jones, a transgender woman who rejects the assertion that there are two biological sexes. Jones runs the TransLash Media website, and her resume includes being the recipient of the Open Society Foundations Soros Equality Fellowship in 2019, a $100,000 grant for an 18-month fellowship. Jones praised President-elect Joe Biden for his public rejection of two biological sexes and embrace of gender identity, instead. “And I think that we need to have...
  • More Highly Transmissible Variant of CCP Virus Detected in 10 States: CDC

    01/16/2021 1:33:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 15, 2021 | Jack Phillips
    At least 10 state health departments in the United States have detected the highly contagious B.1.1.7 variant of COVD-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, according to a new report. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in an update on Jan. 15, said that a “more highly transmissible variant of SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.7, has been detected in 10 U.S. states.” SARS-CoV-2 is another name for the coronavirus that is believed to have emerged in Wuhan, China, in late 2019. Health officials warned that models have shown the B.1.1.7 strain of the virus has the...