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14 Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I have not sent them, neither did I command them, neither spake I unto them, but they prophesy unto you a false vision, and divination, and vanity, and deceitfulness of their own heart.
15 Therefore thus saith the Lord, Concerning the prophets that prophesy in my Name, whom I have not sent, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land, by sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.
16 And the people to whom these prophets do prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem, because of the famine, and the sword, and there shall be none to bury them: both they and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters: for I will pour their wickedness upon them.
(1893-1946) Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe, President of the Reichstag, Prime Minister of Prussia and, as Hitler's designated successor, the second man in the Third Reich. [Göring]
April 18, 1946
Nuremberg Diary (Farrar, Straus & Co 1947), by Gustave Gilbert (an Allied appointed psychologist), who visited daily with Goering and his cronies in their cells, afterwards making notes and ultimately writing the book about these conversations.
|Posted by George Freund on July 30, 2016 at 9:20 AM|
perche-quebec.com has discovered that Hillary Clinton has many family ties with other celebrities in politics (Justin Trudeau), music (Madonna, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber), the film industry (Ryan Gosling, Angelina Jolie) and royalty (Camilla Parker-Bowles)! All those celebrities have in common French-Canadian pioneers, and in particular Percheron pioneers.
For instance, Catherine Godet (1793-1855), the mother of Mary Anne Frances McDougall, is a direct descendant of Percheron pioneer Nicolas Godé, an emigrant originating from the vicinity of Igé (Orne, France).
Hillary Clinton's family tree counts other Percheron emigrants as the famous Jean Guyon, the direct ancestor of Celine Dion, Mathurin Gagnon, both originating from Tourouvre (Orne, France), Gaspard Boucher from Mortagne-au-Perche (Orne, France) and a common ancestor of Celine Dion, Madonna and Camilla Parker-Bowles.
Moreover, Pierre Gagné, a pioneer from Igé like Nicolas Godé is represented in the ancestry of James McDougall, the father of Mary Anne Frances McDougall. This makes Hillary Clinton a relative of Celine Dion and Madonna.
Angelina Jolie has several Percheron ancestors but none are common with Hillary Clinton. Their common ancestor is the Normand Jean Cusson, originating from the vicinity of Rouen (France).
As strange as it may seem, there is nothing exceptional about those family ties. As Percheron pioneers were among the very first French emigrants to settle in New France, most of North Americans with French-Canadian ancestry have Percheron blood and are more or less related.
Famous cousins of Hillary Clinton
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Hillary Clinton has many family ties with the famous descendants of those Percherons pioneers.
perche-quebec.com has found out not less than:
• 98 links with Justin Bieber
• 45 links with Madonna
• 32 links with Celine Dion
• 20 links with Jack Kerouac
• 15 links with Angelina Jolie
• 10 links with Alanis Morissette
• 10 links with Justin Trudeau
• 8 links with Camilla Parker-Bowles
• 8 links with Ryan Gosling
perche-quebec.com has explored the French-Canadian ancestry of Hillary Clinton. See detailshere.
Percheron ancestors of Hillary Clinton
perche-quebec.com has identified nine Hillary Clinton's ancestors whose the origin is Perche. All immigrated in the 17th century. They came from the following villages (note that the ancestor pages are available in French only):
- Igé (Françoise Gadois, Pierre Gagné, Nicolas Godé
- Mamers (Nicole Lemaire)
- Mortagne-au-Perche (Gaspard and Madeleine Boucher, Mathurine Robin)
- Tourouvre (Mathurin Gagnon, Jean Guyon)
Hillary Clinton's French-Canadian ancestors
 Rodham Clinton, Hillary. Living Story. editions Simon & Schuster,2003.
 Moreau-DesHarnais, Gail F. Michigan's Habitant Heritage, Journal of the French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan, 2007.
 The core facts and information of this article are primarily based on work by William Addams Reitwiesner available here
 Full investigation of E.H. Hail into Hillary’s possible distant Amerindian ancestry available here
 Carter, Claire. The road to the White House... which began 160 years ago in Ystradyfodwg. MailOnline, PUBLISHED: 11:57 GMT, 21 April 2015 | UPDATED: 11:25 GMT, 2 February 2016
|Posted by George Freund on July 30, 2016 at 8:00 AM|
VANCOUVER — The Canadian Press
Published Friday, Jul. 29, 2016 12:41PM EDT
Last updated Friday, Jul. 29, 2016 9:20PM EDT
A British Columbia couple convicted of terrorism charges have had their verdicts tossed out in a scathing court decision that flays the RCMP for its “egregious” conduct in manipulating naive suspects into carrying out a police-manufactured crime.
But John Nuttall and Amanda Korody were quickly re-arrested and placed under a peace bond before finally being released. The Crown also immediately filed an appeal.
B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Bruce said the Mounties used trickery, deceit and veiled threats to engineer the terrorist acts for which Nuttall and Korody were arrested on Canada Day three years ago.
The couple believed they were planting pressure-cooker bombs to kill and maim crowds gathered to celebrate at the B.C. legislature.
“The world has enough terrorists. We do not need the police to create more,” Bruce said in a landmark ruling Friday as she characterized the RCMP’s methods as “multi-faceted and systematic manipulation.”
“There is clearly a need to curtail the actions of police ... to ensure that future undercover investigations do not follow the same path.”
Bruce said Mounties involved in a months-long sting launched in early 2013 knowingly exploited Nuttall and Korody’s vulnerabilities to induce them to commit an offence.
She described the pair as marginalized, socially isolated, former heroin addicts dependent on methadone and welfare to subsist and said they were “all talk and no action.”
Nuttall and Korody were recent converts to Islam. Their trial heard Nuttall say in a recording that he wanted to kill and maim countless people during Canada Day festivities in retaliation for Canada’s role in the mistreatment of Muslims in Afghanistan and other countries.
Without the heavy-handed involvement of undercover officers, it would have been impossible for Nuttall and Korody to articulate, craft and execute a terrorist bomb plot, Bruce said.
“Ultimately, their role in carrying out the plan was minuscule compared to what the police had to do,” Bruce said. “It was the police who were the leaders of the plot.”
She also condemned the behaviour of the primary undercover officer who, at the direction of the operation’s overseers, discouraged Nuttall and Korody from seeking outside spiritual guidance and convinced them he was a member of a powerful international terrorist group that would likely kill them if they failed to follow through.
“He was their leader and they were his disciples,” said Bruce, who stayed the proceedings, which threw out the convictions and allowed the couple to walk free after more than three years behind bars.
They embraced outside B.C. Supreme Court before being temporarily re-arrested and later released from provincial court under a peace bond, which places them under strict conditions for up to a year.
A jury found the pair guilty in June 2015 of terrorism-related charges but Bruce delayed registering the convictions at the request of defence lawyers, who wanted to argue the Mounties had entrapped their clients.
The stay of proceedings means the charges won’t appear on any criminal record and can’t be used against the couple in the future. Had they been convicted, Nuttall and Korody could have faced a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Nuttall’s mother, Maureen Smith, was in court for the ruling and pumped her fist in the air when Bruce ordered a stay of proceedings.
Smith said she was ecstatic about the verdict but still furious at the RCMP.
“It makes me so angry that the cops did that to my son and Amanda,” she said. “The police were dirty crooks for committing these crimes against people, especially marginalized ones.”
Outside court, Crown lawyer Peter Eccles said he was disappointed by the decision and emphasized that the couple still pose a threat to the public.
“Let’s face it, they did do it,” Eccles said about Nuttall and Korody planting the inert explosives. “And they meant it.”
The Crown has filed an appeal of the ruling issued Friday.
Marilyn Sandford, Nuttall’s lawyer, referenced a section of the judge’s ruling, which described the RCMP’s perception of the risk posed by her client as “farcical.”
“We don’t criminalize thought in our country,” Sandford said. “We don’t criminalize crazy ideas. There are a lot of people with crazy ideas who are not inclined to act on them.”
Korody’s lawyer, Mark Jette, described the ruling as a “powerful indictment” against the RCMP and said the next step will be helping the couple re-integrate into society.
Jette rejected the suggestion that the public should be concerned about the ruling hamstringing police from investigating terrorism threats.
This is the first time in Canada that the legal defence of entrapment has been successfully argued in a terrorism case. Three previous attempts failed.
This piece of evidence from the 'terrorists' apartment says it all. They had an Orwellian telescreen as featured in the novel 1984. It appears to have been the subject of some revenge. Of course the reference to MK Ultra tell us Canadian sources are not immune from that sort of mind control. It looks like they resisted following through on the plot envisaged and were taken down regardless for the attempt. Cudos to the appellate judge. The police state takes a set back.
Justice Catherine Bruce says police went too far, using trickery and subterfuge to manipulate the pair
CBC News Posted: Jul 29, 2016 9:36 AM PT Last Updated: Jul 29, 2016 10:04 PM PT
|Posted by George Freund on July 30, 2016 at 12:35 AM|
by RYAN MAURO 23 Jul 2016
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s newly-announced running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, has a history of embracing Islamists. He appointed a Hamas supporter to a state immigration commission; spoke at a dinner honoring a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect; and received donations from well-known Islamist groups.
Appointing a Muslim Brotherhood Front Leader Who Supports Hamas
In 2007, Kaine was the Governor of Virginia and, of all people, chose Muslim American Society (MAS) President Esam Omeish to the state’s Immigration Commission. A Muslim organization against Islamism criticized the appointment and reckless lack of vetting.
Federal prosecutors said in a 2008 court filing that MAS was “founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.” A Chicago Tribune investigation in 2004 confirmed it, as well as MAS’ crafty use of deceptive semantics to appear moderate. Convicted terrorist and admitted U.S. Muslim Brotherhood member Abdurrahman Alamoudi testified in 2012, “Everyone knows that MAS is the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Read our fully-documented profile of MAS here.
According to Omeish’s website, he was also President of the National Muslim Students Association (click there to read our profile about its Muslim Brotherhood origins) and served for two years on the national board of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), which the Justice Department also labeled as a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity and unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-financing trial.
His website says he was Vice President of Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center, a radical mosque known for its history of terror ties including having future Al-Qaeda operative Anwar Al-Awlaki as its imam and being frequented by two of the 9/11 hijackers and the perpetrator of the Fort Hood shooting. Omeish’s website says he remains a board member.
It says he was chairman of the board of Islamic American University, which had Hamas financier and Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef Al-Qaradawi as chairman of its board until at least 2006. Omeish was also chairman of the board for the Islamic Center of Passaic County, a New Jersey mosque with heavy terrorist ties and an imam that the Department of Homeland Security wants to deport for having links to Hamas.
Omeish directly expressed extremism before Kaine appointed him. He claimed the Brotherhood is “moderate” and admitted that he and MAS are influenced by the Islamist movement. In 2004, Omeish praised the Hamas spiritual leader as “our beloved Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.” Videotape from 2000 also surfaced where Omeish pledged to help Palestinians who understand “the jihad way is the way to liberate your land” (he denied this was an endorsement of violence).
When a state delegate wrote a letter to then-Governor Kaine warning him that the MAS has “questionable origins,” a Kaine spokesperson said the charge was bigotry.
Kaine obviously failed to do any kind of basic background checking in Omeish.
Omeish resigned under heavy pressure and Kaine acknowledged that his statements “concerned” him. But, apparently, they didn’t concern him enough to actually learn about the Muslim Brotherhood network in his state and to take greater precautions in the future.
Speaking at a Dinner Honoring Muslim Brotherhood Terror Suspect
In September 2011, Kaine spoke at a “Candidates Night” dinner organized by the New Dominion PAC that presented a Lifetime Achievement Award for Jamal Barzinji, who theGlobal Muslim Brotherhood Watch describes as a “founding father of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.”
He first came on to the FBI’s radar in 1987-1988 when an informant inside the Brotherhood identified Barzinji and his associated groups as being part of a network of Brotherhood fronts to “institute the Islamic Revolution in the United States.” The source said Barzinji and his colleagues were “organizing political support which involves influencing both public opinion in the United States as well as the United States Government” using “political action front groups with no traceable ties.”
Barzinji had his home searched as part of a terrorism investigation in 2003. U.S. Customs Service Senior Special Agent David Kane said in a sworn affidavit that Barzinji and the network of entities he led were investigated because he “is not only closed associated with PIJ [Palestinian Islamic Jihad]…but also with Hamas.” Counter-terrorism reporter Patrick Poole broke the story that Barzinji was nearly prosecuted but the Obama Justice Department dropped plans for indictment.
Barzinji played a major role in nearly every Brotherhood front in the U.S. and was vice president of the International Institute of Islamic Thought, which came under terrorism investigation also. Barzinji’s group was so close to Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative Sami Al-Arian that IIIT’s President considered his group and Al-Arian’s to be essentially one entity.
The indictment of Al-Arian and his colleagues says that they “would and did seek to obtain support from influential individuals, in the United States under the guise of promoting and protecting Arab rights” (emphasis mine).
The quotes about Brotherhood operative Barzinji’s aspirations to use civil rights advocacy as a means to influence politicians are especially relevant when you consider that video from the event honoring Barzinji shows Kaine saying that it was his fourth time at the annual dinner and thanked his “friends” that organized it for helping him in his campaign for Lieutenant-Governor and Governor and asked them to help his Senate campaign.
Islamist Financial Support
Barzinji’s organization, IIIT, donated $10,000 in 2011 to the New Dominion PAC, the organization that held the event honoring Barzinji that Kaine spoke at. The Barzinji-tied New Dominion PAC donated $43,050 to Kaine’s gubernatorial campaign between 2003 and 2005. That figure doesn’t even include other political recipients that assisted Kaine’s campaign.
The PAC has very strong ties to the Democratic Party in Virginia, with the Virginia Public Access Project tallying almost $257,000 in donations. This likely explains why Barzinji’s grandson served in Governor McAuliffe’s administration and then became the Obama Administration’s liaison to the Muslim-American community.
The Middle East Forum’s Islamist Money in Politics database shows another $4,300 donated to Kaine’s Senate campaign in 2011-2012 by officials from Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Another $3,500 came from Hisham Al-Talib, a leader from Barzinji’s IIIT organization.
It’s worth noting that Barzinji’s IIIT donated $3,500 to Esam Omeish’s 2009 campaign delegate campaign, tying together the cadre of Muslim Brotherhood-linked leaders who got into Kaine’s orbit.
Kaine has no excuse. If he has an Internet connection, then he and his staff should have known about their backgrounds. They were either extremely careless (something Kaine would have in common with the top of the ticket) or knew and looked the other way in the hopes of earning donations and votes.
Clinton’s choice of Kaine is widely seen as a way of strengthening her campaign’s national security credentials.
How can you trust a candidate on national security who appoints a Hamas supporter to their immigration commission and speaks at a dinner honoring a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect?
And how can you trust a candidate who picks such a person as their “strong on national security” running mate?
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|Posted by George Freund on July 29, 2016 at 6:50 PM|
Posted on July 28, 2016 by Baxter Dmitry
In a shocking twist in the Sandy Hook saga, film maker and author William Brandon Shanley decided pursued a number of lawsuits in excess of more than $1 Trillion against the mainstream media and government in 2014. Shortly after, he was framed and thrown in jail. Now he’s out and refiling those lawsuits, albeit sightly fearful for his life.
It seems author and film maker William Brandon Shanley, the producer of Election starring Martin Sheen, was getting a little too close to the truth.
After making the bold move of filing a law suit against the mainstream media and government regarding what he believes was an elaborate hoax, he wound up getting arrested on what he called “trumped up” phony charges to silence him.
If you followed the Sandy Hook case, you will know many things just didn’t add up. If you didn’t follow the case – after you read Shanley’s statement and watch the documentary below (at the end of the article) you will understand why he is filing these lawsuits.
Here’s an excerpt of William Shanley’s statement posted on his facebook page:
The good news is there is no physical evidence anyone died at Sandy Hook School. What is most troubling, however, is that former New Haven Register Reporter, Michael Bellmore, 27, and Western Connecticut State Police Commander, Major William Podgorski, 49, a lead Sandy Hook investigator, are dead, as well as JoAnn June Egletes, 53, a secretary to Attorney Irving Pinsky who had the temerity to file a $100,000,000 lawsuit against the State of Connecticut for terrorizing his client. Other key witnesses are also missing, dead, have resigned, retired or otherwise vanished from the scene.
The constellation of correlations of anomalies and documentary evidence convince us beyond a shadow of a doubt that this was an emergency drill redirected to deceive the public. If truth be told, public servants and surrogates ate all the best parts of the picture. That pattern exposes with utmost precision their pompous perfidy in 3D living color for the whole world to see.
Here is what we (and many other contributing investigators and researchers) found in our investigation:
* The final report from the Connecticut public employees does not include the names, the ages or the sex of the alleged victims of the shooting
* The Town Clerk of Newtown entered into secret negotiations with the Connecticut state legislature to avoid releasing their death certifications
* The Connecticut State Attorney General opposed the release of the 911 calls and had to be denied withholding them by courts
* A special panel of the state legislature recommended state employees who released information about Sandy Hook be subject to an E-felony
* The crime scene was destroyed. Those who were involved in the demolition of the school building itself were required to sign life-time gag orders about anything they saw or did not see
* There was no surge of EMTs into the building, no line of ambulances, no physical proof anyone died–and not even the parents were allowed to see their children
* Life Star medevac helicopter service was not alerted to the bloodbath
* According to Sedensky’s report, there were 489 students and 82 staff and faculty present, for a total of 571 combined that should have been evacuated from the school, but you can search in vain: there is no aerial footage of a mass evacuation
* Sandy Hook Elementary School appears to have been closed in 2008 because of the presence of bio-hazards and the expense of upgrading to meet ADA requirements
* The Newtown Bee published an interview with the school principal, Dawn Hochsprung, during the shooting itself, but she was officially already dead
* The “iconic” photograph taken by Newtown Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks was staged, “smoking gun” proof that this event was a drill
* The FBI report on the shooting, which was commissioned by President Obama, has been massively redacted, rendering it virtually unintelligible
* The “parents” (who may be playing roles) and first responders have received millions of dollars from fundraising sites, with millions more coming from the federal government
* Paul Preston, a school safety expert, received confirmation from several contacts in the Department of Education that the Massacre had been a drill and no one had died
* Two Connecticut State Troopers have confirmed to Wolfgang Halbig that the 11,000 page report he has in hand, prepared by State Attorney Steven Sedensky, was “the script” for the Sandy Hook drill that terrorized the nation
* According to Connecticut State’s Attorney, Stephen Sedensky’s own report, there were no fingerprints on the .22 rifle that Adam allegedly used to shoot his mother and, even more surprisingly, that of the large number of shots that were fired from the 5.56 calibre Bushmaster (close to 150 rounds), none of the bullet fragments could be matched to the weapon.
He concludes as follows:
As this was a planned attack on the consciousness of the American people and the world to advance a policy goal through terrorism, the dimensions of the criminality are beneath contempt—evil, really—we are calling on the United States Congress to convene broad and deep joint hearings of the Senate and House Committees on the Judiciary, wherein investigators have unlimited subpoena power, so that we may shine a sanitizing light and purge the American government of the psychopathology that made this possible.
The New York Times, the Associated Press, the Hartford Courant, and the Newtown Bee are all also being sued for $10 billion in a separate Complaint.
Case Name: Shanley v. Smith et al Case Number: 3:14-cv-01881-JAM
Filer: William Brandon Shanley
Mass TV and wire service news media are being sued for 1 trillion usd, punitive damages.
Shanley v. O’Prey et al Case Number: 3:14-cv-01929-JAM
Filer: William Brandon Shanley
If you are wondering what all the fuss is about and how this could ever possibly be true, please watch the documentary below:
|Posted by George Freund on July 28, 2016 at 9:40 AM|
Some Bernie Sanders supporters who passionately oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal have refused to rally behind Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, fearing she will ultimately support the agreement. (Meagan Fitzpatrick/CBC)
Comedian told Sanders backers holding out on supporting Clinton they were 'being ridiculous'
By Meagan Fitzpatrick and Mark Gollom, CBC News Posted: Jul 27, 2016 2:48 PM ET Last Updated: Jul 27, 2016 8:27 PM ET
Comedian Sarah Silverman may have told supporters of Bernie Sanders they were "being ridiculous," and should rally behind Hillary Clinton as the U.S. Democratic Party presidential nominee, but some of the "Bernie or bust" crowd is having none of that.
And it could be largely because of a trade deal they just don't like.
At the Democratic Party convention earlier this week, Alex White was holding a sign opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an agreement he said will make life more difficult for his wife, who is suffering from a rare form of lung cancer.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership has a "death sentence clause," he said, that gives drug companies a 20-year monopoly on prescriptions and will make some medications cost between $50,000 and $100,000 a year.
"That's why I joined the Bernie Sanders campaign because he's the only candidate that's been against the TPP from the very beginning. Hillary Clinton said it was the gold standard of trade agreements and shopped it around the world. So that's why I'm fighting it."
And that is the reason White — and some other Bernie Sanders supporters — have refused to heed the words of the Vermont senator and in the spirit of unity rally behind Clinton, the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.
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"It's a deal breaker, absolutely," White said Tuesday at the convention in Philadelphia. "Everything we fought for in the Democratic platform is pretty much null and void if the TPP is enacted. It's a disastrous trade agreement. It's NAFTA on steroids."
Many of the disgruntled Sanders supporters say their opposition to the TPP deal has become a point of unification and has emerged as one of the significant reasons why they refuse to automatically throw their support behind Clinton.
'I'm never Hillary'
"I'm never Hillary," said Greg Phillips, an Indiana delegate, wearing a blue T-shirt with the logo "Ask me about Bernie" on the back, "I believe that she will say anything just to do what she wants. The biggest reason I can't vote for her is the TPP, she's going to pass that.
"So that's a huge part of why I can't even consider her as a candidate. So she's out."
David Berg said the movement from Day 1 has always been about 'all of us,' and never about one individual. (Meagan Fitzpatrick/CBC)
Sanders supporters believe the TPP, a 12-country multilateral trade agreement that has yet to be ratified, will lead to a loss of jobs, more outsourcing, drive down wages and threaten environmental protections.
Critics of Clinton have accused her of flip-flopping on the deal, initially supporting it but then opposing it just to curry favour with the political left of her party.
Earlier this month, Sanders was able to secure certain concessions from the party in the creation of its platform, a document he hailed as "the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party."
But he failed to strike a deal that would see the party explicitly oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
"It's one of the biggest issues and one of the biggest reasons why nobody here is Hillary supporters," Ernest Rondo said at a rally in support of Sanders earlier this week.
"None of us trust anything she says. That's the biggest thing. In fact, we believe the opposite thing will happen of what she says."
That impression wasn't helped by Clinton's friend, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who said on Tuesday that the nominee will ultimately support the agreement if she becomes president.
The Clinton campaign immediately rejected McAuliffe's comments but his words can only set back efforts by the Democratic National Committee to heal the party, rocked by the WikiLeaks release of thousands of embarrassing emails of senior party officials.
Those emails revealed that key party members favoured Clinton over Sanders as the presidential nominee and appeared to consider ways to discredit the Vermont senator during the primaries.
This has led to a concerted effort at the convention to placate outraged Sanders supporters, starting with the resignation of party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. And on Tuesday, during the nomination roll call, it was Sanders who was given the final words and who asked that all the delegates be allocated to Clinton.
But none of that has made any difference to some of his die-hard supporters, despite pleas from many Sanders backers who argue that refusing to vote for Clinton just helps Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
This is why comedian Sarah Silverman, during her prime-time appearance at the convention, told the Sanders holdouts — the "Bernie or bust" crowd — they were "being ridiculous."
Not about one individual
"This movement from Day 1 has always been about all of us, it has never been about one individual," said Utah delegate David Berg, who also firmly opposes the TPP trade deal.
"Yes, we have been inspired, yes, we've been led by Bernie Sanders, yes, we love Bernie Sanders but we won't follow anyone blindly, including Bernie Sanders."
He said some of the delegates have been fighting to have a specific statement against the TPP included in the party platform.
"The TPP undermines democracy, it undermines workers, it undermines the environment," he said. "It's a bad deal all around and it needs to be stopped."
During roll call, Bernie Sanders asked that Hillary Clinton become the unanimous choice as the Democratic Party's presidential nominee. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)
As for reaction to Silverman's chastising: "There is no question, Sarah Silverman is ridiculous," he said.
Zachary Edwards, from Louisiana agreed, saying it was "totally uncouth and out of order" for Silverman to denigrate the feelings of people who are "emotionally exhausted and expressing their outrage and anger over a rigged process."
"If we are going to differentiate ourselves from the Republicans and show the country that we are the better choice, if we're going to talk the talk, we have got to walk the walk."
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And part of that is opposing TPP, which Edwards sees as a monumental issue.
"It's not necessarily a thing I see people keeping them from voting from her, it's the lack of transparency when it comes to the issue itself," he said. "There are 10,000 things I take into account when I decide who I am voting for, that's one of them."
But will he decide, in the end, to vote for Clinton come November?
"I have no comment," he said.
We don't have elections. We have illusions. We see this here. The establishment own the parties and the candidates. Bernie served his purpose to make the illusion work by pretending the process was free and fair. Now that that purpose is over he was shown the door and forced to kiss the ring. The supporters are cast to the side like detritus. That's how it works. The million dollar question is did Trump squeeze by? This TPP is the one and only main issue outside of averting World War 3. That's where Trump may get the nod.
|Posted by George Freund on July 28, 2016 at 9:30 AM|
The group held a sit-in at a tent for journalists, some with tape over their mouths
By Brian X. McCrone
Dozens of Bernie Sanders delegates walked out of the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night following Hillary Clinton's nomination for president, and many promised to leave the political party in protest.
Vincent Venditti, a Georgia delegate pledged to Sanders, said outside Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center that he considers himself a political independent effective immediately.
Their protest and exodus is in line with what hundreds of protesters had been saying outside the convention's security perimeter. Many said Hillary Clinton's nomination as the Democratic candidate for president would prompt them to quit the party.
"They know where to find me," Venditti said, noting that he would consider returning to the party if Clinton's candidacy was abandoned.
The group held a sit-in at a tent for journalists, some with tape over their mouths. It dispersed after about an hour, but the protesters' point was made.
The Democratic Party and their convention have been roiled by an email controversy. Hacked emails published by Wikileaks appeared to show some in the Democratic National Committee favoring Hillary Clinton, a charge leveled throughout the presidential primaries but which party leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz had denied.
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But the email scandal led to her ouster on Monday — she had been supposed to gavel in the convention on Monday, but did not do so. Even Sanders was booed at an event Monday, when he told supporters it was in the country's best interest to elect Clinton president.
Where Hillary shows she is the perfect fool was in not making Bernie the Vice Presidential nominee. That would have united the party and given her the best shot at winning. Thank God she is a fool and caused a rift.
Of course they crop the photo so you don't see the NO TPP sign at the upper right. I feel Bernie was wrong to support Clinton. I'm sure it was blackmail. He should run aas an independent to give the TPP NO vote a hope.
|Posted by George Freund on July 28, 2016 at 9:25 AM|
By Emily Zanotti
5:41 pm, July 27, 2016
The nomination was barely sealed up at the Democratic National Convention before Bernie Sanders, who had campaigned against Hillary Clinton for the party’s nod, went back to being an Independent.
Sanders, who considers himself, officially, an Independent in Congress because his views lean further left than the Democratic party’s platform, caucuses with Democrats. But until declaring an intention to run for the presidency in 2015, he had rarely, if ever, identified as a member of the Democratic Party (he’s been in politics since 1979).
And now, despite pleading with his base to support Hillary, even though they’re concerned that she’s too moderate, Sanders will return to Vermont and to his seat in the Senate, and he’ll do it with no official party affiliation.
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was forced to resign as Chairwoman of the DNC after leaked emails revealed she’d tried to keep Sanders from challenging Clinton for the party’s nomination, might even be vindicated—sort of.
Sanders has struggled all along with whether to call himself a Democrat, evenducking the question of his party affiliation, raised by local Vermont media, just days after he declared. He later tried to reinforce that he was, indeed, a Democrat. But Sanders certainly wasn’t a party player—and that’s exactly the concern Wasserman Schultz voiced in the Wikileaks document dump.
In an April 24 email she received with an article describing the ways Sanders felt the DNC was undermining his campaign, she wrote back, “Spoken like someone who has never been a member of the Democratic Party and has no understanding of what we do.”
If Wasserman Schultz’s job was to ensure that a Democrat got the Democratic party nomination, then she might have been doing her job correctly (even if Bernie’s supporters would disagree).
There’s the additional complication, of course, that Wasserman Schultz was a vocal Clinton supporter, a Clinton surrogate and is now a senior adviser to the campaign, as she’s been officially booted from her DNC duties. But if anyone is vindicating her position, it’s Sanders, dumping the Democratic party as soon as it was no longer useful.
|Posted by George Freund on July 27, 2016 at 11:20 AM|
By Michael Snyder, on July 21st, 2016
America is in decline. There are some that still attempt to deny this, but the reason why Donald Trump’s campaign slogan has so strongly resonated with the American people is because deep inside most of us realize that America is not as great as it used to be. Our economy is a mess, we are 19 trillion dollars in debt, our infrastructure is crumbling, crime is on the rise, moral decay is all around us, other countries don’t respect us as much anymore, and our nation is the most divided that it has been in decades. Anyone that believes that America is better than it has ever been in 2016 is either completely delusional or simply has not been paying attention.
As I write this article, the prepared text of Trump’s speech has already been released to the press. So the following remarks may differ slightly from how he actually delivered them, but the differences are not likely to be too great. At one point during his speech, Trump highlighted the rising crime and violence in our cities, and the numbers that he had to share were more than just a little bit alarming…
Decades of progress made in bringing down crime are now being reversed by this Administration’s rollback of criminal enforcement. Homicides last year increased by 17% in America’s fifty largest cities. That’s the largest increase in 25 years. In our nation’s capital, killings have risen by 50 percent. They are up nearly 60% in nearby Baltimore.
In the President’s hometown of Chicago, more than 2,000 have been the victims of shootings this year alone. And more than 3,600 have been killed in the Chicago area since he took office.
The number of police officers killed in the line of duty has risen by almost 50% compared to this point last year. Nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records, ordered deported from our country, are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens.
And it is really hard to argue with Trump about this. We have all seen what just happened in Orlando, in Dallas and in Baton Rouge. As I have said so many times before, a spirit of violence and civil unrest is rising in America.
Donald Trump thinks that he can fix this. Unfortunately, I don’t think that any politician will be able to do that at this point.
Our long-term economic decline is another puzzle that our national leaders have been unable to solve. Gallup’s U.S. economic confidence index just hit the lowest level so far this year, and poverty levels continue to rise all over the country. The following is another excerpt from the text of Trump’s speech…
Nearly 4-in-10 African-American children are living in poverty, while 58% of African-American youth are not employed. Two million more Latinos are in poverty today than when the President took his oath of office less than eight years ago. Another 14 million people have left the workforce entirely.
Household incomes are down more than $4,000 since the year 2000. Our manufacturing trade deficit has reached an all-time high – nearly $800 billion in a single year.
The budget is no better. President Obama has doubled our national debt to more than $19 trillion, and growing.
Yet, what do we have to show for it? Our roads and bridges are falling apart, our airports are in Third World condition, and forty-three million Americans are on food stamps.
Even during Obama’s so-called “economic recovery”, the middle class has continued to shrink. Right now, 62 percent of all Americans have less than $1,000 in savings, and millions upon millions of ordinary families find themselves desperately clawing and scratching as they try to survive from month to month.
One very frustrated mother recently shared her feelings about her family’s ongoing financial struggles on scarymommy.com…
I’m tired of my stomach flipping inside when my son mentions he’d like to take a computer class after school. Or when my other son wants to enroll in swim lessons, take an art class, or buy a new bicycle. I’m tired of wondering where on earth we’ll come up with the cash for our children to pursue their interests.
I’m tired of never, ever going on vacations that don’t involve someone flying us out to see them or crashing at someone’s house for free.
I’m tired of wondering how on earth we’ll be able to send our kids to college.
I’m tired of renting, and the almost certain feeling I have that we’ll never be able to afford to buy a house.
I’m tired of having to pretend I’m not worried about it all.
I’m tired of my kids overhearing our worries, of knowing that money is a constant struggle for us.
Before I wrap up this article, I want to share one more stunning example of America’s decline.
Under Barack Obama, corruption and incompetence has spread throughout every part of our government. Sadly, that even includes the Secret Service.
Secret Service agents are supposed to be “the best of the best”, and they are charged with protecting our most important national leaders.
But instead of doing their jobs with seriousness and professionalism, they have been acting like wild animals. Documents that have just been made public reveal that the Secret Service has become an absolute disgrace in recent years…
They highlight incidents in which agents had sexual encounters with underage girls, married agents took part in ‘wheels up, rings off’ parties, and a manager who sexually harassed female subordinates dubbed the National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) the ‘Nice **** and *** Club.’
The documents contain a report about “a male agent who had his gun stolen by a male prostitute he solicited using his government computer in Puerto Rico“, and they also detail the behavior of one agency manager in particular that deserves to be immediately fired…
The report says the manager kept alcohol in his office and forced employees to drink ‘so he could trust them.’
‘He sexually harassed every female subordinate,’ the report says.
The manager would ‘publicly’ male employees: ‘Where are my little whores/*******? Have you slept with them yet?’
If this is what is happening in the Secret Service, can you imagine what is going on in other federal agencies behind closed doors?
America is a complete and total mess, and Donald Trump is completely correct when he talks about the need to make America great again.
But is that even possible, and if so, what would that look like?
Images of the former economic powerhouse of the industrialized world Detroit tell the story if we dare to look at the hard facts and avoid fantasies. To Hillary Clinton this is great. I think there's a lot of room for improvement.
Detroit, the once-mighty symbol of the nation's manufacturing strength, has now become the biggest U.S. city ever to file for bankruptcy - the result of a long, slow decline in population and auto manufacturing.
|Posted by George Freund on July 27, 2016 at 11:00 AM|
People walk past a mural in Vilnius, Lithuania, depicting Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin kissing. (AFP)
And America is no stranger to the tactic.
Late last week, WikiLeaks released private emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee. Experts suspect the documents were obtained by hackers affiliated with the Russian government. Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager has even charged that the Russians are trying to use the emails to help elect Donald Trump.
Since then, people on the left and right have expressed outrage that a foreign government would seek to influence American politics. That furor is naive. Foreign governments have sought to shape other country’s politics before. The United States has honed interventions in other countries’ elections to something of an art form. They (we) do it because such interventions can succeed, especially if they find willing accomplices in the targeted country.
The Russian state’s email hack isn’t the first time that a great power had interfered in American politics. In the infancy of the republic, fears of French covert operations designed to drag the United States into a war with Great Britain led President John Adams to sign the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798. As historian Timothy Naftali notes, before Pearl Harbor, the United Kingdom tried to turn U.S. public opinion against isolationists like Charles Lindbergh and the original “America First” movement.
Perhaps the most sustained attempt by another power to exert influence in American domestic politics took place during the Cold War. As Christopher Andrew recounts in “The Sword And the Shield,” “influence operations” or the spreading disinformation were staples of Soviet intelligence activities. Notable successes included Soviet dissemination of conspiracy theories about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and smears about the private lives of officials such as J. Edgar Hoover.
The KGB also sought to exploit racial tensions in the late 1960s and early 1970s. A 1971 operation sought to inflame tensions by fabricating racist pamphlets purportedly created by the Jewish Defense League and mailing them to militant African American organizations. After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the KGB reprised its conspiracy-theory message to spread theories that the government had connived in his death.
The United States itself is not innocent of interventions in other countries’ politics. During the Cold War, our country backed coups, such as Guatemala in 1954 and Congo in 1961. And like the Soviet Union, the United States has sought to influence the outcome of elections.
In 1948, American policymakers feared that Soviet-backed communists would win power in Italy. In response, as John Gaddis Smith discusses in “The Cold War: A New History,” the newly created CIA’s role was extended beyond intelligence-gathering to allow the agency to funnel money and organizational support to pro-U.S. parties. Such assistance may have included forging documents to discredit the Communist Party.
Washington’s favored party won the Italian elections. Such interventions soon thereafter became a staple of global power politics. UCLA scholar Dov Levin estimates in International Studies Quarterly that Washington and Moscow overtly intervened in a third country’s elections 117 times between 1946 and 2000. Sometimes, those interventions were overt, as when U.S. officials went out of their way to show favor to German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer in West Germany’s 1953 elections. At other times, the interventions were kept secret, as with U.S. support for Thai political parties in 1969.
The United States and the Soviet Union meddled in elections because their interference worked.
Levin estimates that an overt intervention by a superpower yielded a tilt toward its favored outcome equal to about 3 percent of the total vote. In a close election (like West Germany’s in 1972 or Israel’s in 1992), that effect could easily be large enough to tip the balance.
Yet Levin’s research suggests we also shouldn’t exaggerate the influence of electoral interventions. Great powers can’t simply hand the election to their ideal candidate. At best, they can swing support from a candidate they oppose to the most popular candidate they find most acceptable.
In other words, even if Moscow is using its resources to back Trump’s candidacy, that wouldn’t mean that Donald Trump is a Manchurian (Muscovite?) candidate bent on doing Putin’s will. It could simply mean that the Kremlin thinks it could benefit more from President Trump than a Clinton administration.
More generally, an intervention can only succeed if someone in the targeted country chooses to cooperate with the outside power. American and Soviet interventions only worked because the rival superpowers could find parties whose beliefs (or greed) proved simpatico. But the Soviet Union never successfully intervened in an American election because no major political figure would want to be associated with the Soviet Union. Collaboration would have been unthinkable.
Until this week, one would have thought that a similar taboo would have applied to profiting from the apparent theft and release of documents by a foreign actor in an attempt to influence an American election. Giving credence to such documents might seem tempting, especially if juicy revelations seemed to undermine a rival. Of course, such documents could easily be forged (as some in the DNC leak may have been). And, more important, even if the documents are real, their release hardly constitutes a public good, since a foreign power would be deciding what gets released and when in the pursuit of its own self interest.
The best strategy for the national interest, then, would be to put such documents beyond the pale. Yet the Trump campaign has embraced the tactical upside of the scandal, with the candidate himself even taking to Twitter to celebrate the Democrats’ misfortune. Regardless of whether this document leak was the product of a foreign government’s actions, Trump’s choice raises the likelihood that the next one will be.
Russia would be doing Americans and the world a favor by releasing Clinton's E-Mails. If they were behind the Wikileaks democratic blading of Bernie Saunders in the nomination, power to them for telling us the truth about the Obama regime. For that is what it truly is a totally self serving despotic regime most likely devoted to actually building the Muslim Caliphate. Hillary Clinton will carry on with the work be rest assured. Like buying a used car we have the right to know its history. Covering the history is a shady practice. Even without seeing them, we can and must assume the worst for the benefit of the country and its people stop the evil one from acquiring power. If it was you, thanks Vladimir. If you got more, show them.
|Posted by George Freund on July 26, 2016 at 2:05 PM|
I'm sure you have heard the outrage expressed by the press and Democrats over the Donald's failure to espouse Obama's Christianity and correct a questioner at one of Trump's events who stated that Obama is a Muslim.
Now we have Hillary chastising Trump for same trying to score political points.
I thought you might find the following instructive.
Mike Gallagher is the 8th most recognized talk radio personality in the country, is heard by over 2.25 million listeners weekly. He compiled and wrote the following essay entitled, "It was You."
President Obama: This is why you didn't go to France to show solidarity against the Muslim terrorists:
· It was you who spoke these words at an Islamic dinner - "I am one of you."
· It was you who on ABC News referenced - "My Muslim faith ."
· It was you who gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques.
· It was you who wrote that in the event of a conflict -"I will stand with the Muslims."
· It was you who assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that - "I am a Muslim."
· It was you who bowed in submission before the Saudi King.
· It was you who sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism .
· It was you who exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay . · It was you who purposefully omitted - "endowed by our Creator " - from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.
· It was you who mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ's Sermon On The Mount while repeatedly referring to the 'HOLY' Qur'an.
· It was you who traveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States Of America .
· It was you who instantly threw the support of your administration behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of the World Trade Center.
· It was you who refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the White House.
· It was you who ordered Georgetown Univ. and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak , but in contrast, you have NEVER requested that the mosques you have visited to adjust their decor.
· It was you who appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.
· It was you who appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security.
· It was you who said that NASA's "foremost mission" was an outreach to Muslim communities.
· It was you who as an Illinois Senator was the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide.
· It was you who were the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the White House, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the WH tree.
· It was you who curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.
· It was you who refused to condemn the Ft. Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.
· It is you who has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture , but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses.
· It was you who when queried in India refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists, and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that is 82% Hindu and the victim of numerous Islamic terrorists assaults.
· It was you who funneled $900 Million in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Hamas.
· It was you who ordered the USPS to honor the MUSLIM holiday with a new commemorative stamp.
· It was you who directed our UK Embassy to conduct outreach to help "empower" the British Muslim community.
· It was you who funded mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in Grammar schools across our country.
· It is you who follows the Muslim custom of not wearing any form of jewelry during Ramadan.
· It is you who departs for Hawaii over the Christmas season so as to avoid past criticism for NOT participating in seasonal WH religious events.
· It was you who was uncharacteristically quick to join the chorus of the Muslim Brotherhood to depose Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, formerly America's strongest ally in North Africa; but, remain muted in your non-response to the Brotherhood led slaughter of Egyptian Christians.
· It was you who appointed your chief adviser,Valerie Jarrett, an Iranian, who is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, an off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.
· It was you who said this country is not a Christian nation.
Now we understand the great push to remove the arms from the American people. The better to behead you without.