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OUTRAGEOUS: A Large Danish Study on Mask Wearing Is Being Delayed by Publishers of Major Medical Journals – Therefore Preventing the Results from Being Made Public

One of the biggest questions in the world right now is whether the use of masks is beneficial in preventing contracting the China coronavirus.  A study attempted to do just that but publishers will not take it on and are preventing it from being published.

A large mask study out of Denmark is complete but being delayed in publishing.  Although the size of the study and the study’s design are well within the parameters of a solid study, publishers will not take it on:

2/ Professor: Large Danish mask study rejected by three top journals pic.twitter.com/bHVmy1J1oN

— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) October 22, 2020

The purpose of the study was once and for all to try to clarify the extent to which the use of masks in public space provides protection against the corona infection.

4/ Likely Null? “Can one interpret a controversial research result in the sense that no significant effect of mask use is demonstrated in your study?—“that’s a very relevant question you are asking.” pic.twitter.com/4a31Eq0vUo

— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) October 22, 2020

One of the authors of the study is upset the study has not been published for peer review. The world needs to know the results of the study and should be provided a chance to challenge it and determine its viability:

As one of the co-authors I can inform you that we are very unhappy about the delay of our study. We never anticipated this delay. The peer review process is important to secure correct scientific conclusions for this sensitive research question. https://t.co/f0LMKNRK3d

— Henrik Ullum (@henrik_ullum) October 22, 2020

Alex Berenson shared that the study should be released – we need to know if wearing masks is harmful:

To be clear: The Danish study is the most important research on masks. If it shows they don’t work, we need to know, so we can try other solutions. If it shows they’re harmful, we need to know, SO WE DON’T TELL PEOPLE TO WEAR THEM.

POLITICS CANNOT HOLD HEALTH HOSTAGE. PUBLISH.

— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) October 22, 2020

We can guess right now why the study is not being published – because masks don’t work in preventing the spread of the China coronavirus and likely are harmful to your health.

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Why Did Hunter Biden Extend Loan in China – What is this Deal About?

The Hits Keep Coming–

Moments ago we posted a story reporting the Steve Bannon War Room released an email from China’s Communist Party operative Xin Wang to Hunter Biden and Eric Schwerin from 2018 regarding a loan agreement. In the email Xin Wang offers to extend the loan agreement to December 13, 2019.

This raises several questions including was this agreement with the CCP presented to the IRS or SEC?
If not that would be unlawful.

The War Room says they have signatures.

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— Steve Bannon’s War Room (@WarRoomPandemic) October 24, 2020

According to Conservative Daily News

Hunter Biden traveled to China on Air Force Two in December 2013 and arranged for his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to shake hands with the CEO of BHR. At the time of the meeting, which Hunter Biden later described as social in nature, BHR was seeking to raise $1.5 billion from Chinese state-backed investors. The firm currently manages the equivalent of $2.1 billion in assets, according to its website.

Hunter Biden’s lawyer, on behalf of his client, said in a statement Sunday that the younger Biden had served as an unpaid member of BHR’s board since its founding in 2013, and that it wasn’t until October 2017 that he invested $420,000 to obtain a 10% equity stake in the firm.

But Hunter Biden did not invest in BHR Partners directly.

Rather, Chinese business records reveal a company called Skaneateles LLC, which Hunter Biden controls alongside Schwerin, became a BHR shareholder on Oct. 23, 2017.

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— Steve Bannon’s War Room (@WarRoomPandemic) October 24, 2020

Now we have additional information regarding the loan extension signed by  Hunter Biden and his business partner Eric Schwerin and the loan agreement they signed with China. 

We now know that the prior signor of the loan was with Xiangsheng Li, a Hong Kong citizen.  He was replaced in the loan agreement by Xin Wang, a Canadian citizen.

Per gnews.org the loan extension states:

WHEREAS:

  1. The Original Lender and the Borrowers entered into a loan agreement dated June 30, 2017 (the “Loan Agreement“) pursuant to which it was agreed that the Original Lender would make certain advances to Skaneateles for the purpose of funding its registered capital obligations to BHR;
  2. the Original Lender did not have sufficient funds to make the entire Loan as stipulated in the Loan Agreement and the New Lender stepped in to make a direct loan to the Borrowers in the amount of US$158,000 (the “New Loan“) on December 4, 2017;

Why was the loan extended with a new individual? 

What was the loan for? 

In addition, one of the signors in the agreement is a China National:

Mr. Li Xiangshengof Bohai Industrial Investment Fund Management General Manager Company Limited, the Investment Committee convener.

Mr. Li Xiangsheng joined Bohai Fund in 2007, previously served as Director of Hong Kong Peregrine Finance Company, President of Beijing Century Flying Tiger Technology Company, Vice President of Huawen Investment Holding Company, Managing Director of Macquarie Investment Consultants(Beijing) Co., Ltd. Li Xiang Mr. Sheng has many years of working experience in the investment industry. Now he’s fully in charge of the development and management of company’s investment business .

Mr. Li Xiangsheng graduated from the Department of Physics of Nanjing University in1985 , obtained a Bachelor of Laws from Nanjing University in 1986, and he went on studying in the UK and obtained a Master of Laws from the University of London in 1991. Mr. Li is a professional lawyer.

More is coming…

SATURDAY 10AM ET: #SteveBannon hosts a HUGE #WarRoomPandemic special on the #BidenCrimeFamily‘s involvement with the #CCP

More 💣 will be dropped#Election2020 #HunterBiden #HardDriveFromHell #TheStormIsComing

Listen & watch ⬇https://t.co/AUokEMwJIL @gatewaypundit @TheTNStar pic.twitter.com/Lf1u3O7ORg

— Steve Bannon’s War Room (@WarRoomPandemic) October 23, 2020

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Tom Fitton and Attorney Sidney Powell “They Were Willing to Blow Up the Constitution” – “All of Their Rage Has Been Out of Their Own Guilt.”

For years we wondered how bad it must have been for the Democrats and the Deep State to commit crimes in their attempt to remove President Trump as the President of the United States.  It’s because they all were in on it.

Tom Fitton shared the following after discussing the absolute prosecutorial and judicial insanity and abuse of General Flynn, the following:

The dirty little secret in this town is there are no dirty little secrets.  I guarantee you everyone knew about what Biden was up to.  Many Senators know about it.  We have information coming from other sources, that, from these emails and other similar documents that there were other Senators who are implicated in this…

…this scandal, if it involves the Vice President of the United States for a period of time, you can bet it involves other top politicians here. I helps explain why they were willing to blow up the Constitution to take out President Trump.

Next Sidney Powell, General Flynn’s attorney commented on the Hunter Biden emails and the corrupt actions of the Biden clan:

I agree with everything Tom just said.  They are so afraid of what they’ve done, they, that’s why we’ve had the whole crusade to try to destroy President Trump.  It’s not just Vice President Biden or Hunter it is many of them.  They know it, they’re guilty.  All of their rage has been out of their own guilt.

Via Lou Dobbs Tonight:

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Trump Campaign Breaks Online Fundraising Record In 24 Hours Following The Final Debate

Trump did an outstanding job in the final presidential debate this week. Joe Biden seemed under-prepared, and at times, angry.

Supporters of the president showed their approval of his performance with their wallets.

In the 24 hours following the debate, the Trump campaign broke an online fundraising record by hauling in a staggering $26 million dollars.

The Inqisitr reports:

Donald Trump Campaign Breaks Online Fundraising Record, Announces ‘Heavy’ Ad Buy In Minnesota

On Thursday night, President Donald Trump’s campaign broke its online fundraising record, The Hill reported.

Campaign manager Bill Stepien said Friday that Trump raised $26 million in the hours around the final presidential debate against Joe Biden, pulling in 30 percent more money than during any 24-hour period in the 2016 or 2020 presidential cycles.

Stepien revealed that some of the new resources will be spent on a major ad purchase in Minnesota.

Minnesota has not supported a Republican for commander-in-chief since 1972. Four years ago, even though he barely campaigned in the state, Trump lost to then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by only 44,000 votes.

This time, Trump’s team has dispatched 60 staffers to Minnesota. Next week, they will be joined by Vice President Mike Pence.

Some Republicans reportedly believe that Democrats have lost support in the rural parts of Minnesota and see this as an opening for Trump to pull a major upset.

Even though public polling suggests Biden is comfortably in the lead, some close to Trump reportedly think that the backlash against police brutality protests — which began in Minneapolis, following George Floyd’s death — could drive GOP turnout in suburban and rural areas.

This is huge.

NEWS: Trump campaign confirms last night was Trump campaign’s biggest fundraising day ever.

Bigger than any day in 2016, too.

— Andrew Clark 🎃 (@AndrewHClark) October 23, 2020

Largest digital fundraising day EVER!!!! https://t.co/X4hZkBLbya

— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) October 23, 2020

RNC and Trump Campaign Announce $26 Million Raised Around Presidential Debate

Massive Haul Includes Trump Victory’s Largest Digital Fundraising Day Ever#Trump2020 #LeadRight pic.twitter.com/AJYOLQJheo

— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 23, 2020

Could this make the difference in Minnesota? We will soon know.

Cross posted from American Lookout.

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TGP Pro Shot Photos: President Trump Rally in Erie, PA Part One

President Trump held a campaign rally last Tuesday in Erie, Pennsylvania. A massive MAGA crowd turned out on a chilly autumn day with a cool breeze off of Lake Erie that lifted flags high much of the evening.

These photos are presented as a you-are-there travelogue for all the Trump supporters who can’t get to the rallies this fall.

Satellite parking for the Trump rally in Erie, PA at Waldameer Water World, October 20, photo by Kristinn Taylor

Laker Erie seen from parking lot at Waldameer Water World park in Erie, PA, October 20, by Kristinn Taylor

Police controlling traffic outside President Trump rally in Erie, PA, October 20, photo by Kristinn Taylor

Giant poster of President Trump outside Erie, PA rally, October 20, photo by Kristinn Taylor

Crowd building at airport site of President Trump rally in Erie, PA October 20, photo by Kristinn Taylor

Opening prayer at President Trump rally in Erie, PA, October 20, photo by Kristinn Taylor

National anthem performed by Jake Banta of Jake’s Blues at President Trump rally in Erie, PA, October 20, by Kristinn Taylor

Supporter interviewed by Erie News Now at President Trump rally in Erie, PA, October 20, photo by Kristinn Taylor.

Supporter interviewed by Erie News Now at President Trump rally in Erie, PA, October 20, photo by Kristinn Taylor.

Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) fires up the crowd at President Trump rally in Erie, PA, October 20, photo by Kristinn Taylor.

Sound man working the board at President Trump rally in Erie, PA, October 20, photo by Kristinn Taylor

Supporters high in the stands await arrival of President Trump at rally in Erie, PA, October 20, photo by Kristinn Taylor

Seal is on the podium for President Trump rally in Erie, PA, October 20, photo by Kristinn Taylor

Close up of presidential seal on podium at President Trump rally in Erie, PA, October 20, photo by Kristinn Taylor

Scott Presler speaking on RSBN at President Trump rally in Erie, PA, October 20, photo by Kristinn Taylor

Supporter checking her phone before start of President Trump rally in Erie, PA, October 20, photo by Kristinn Taylor

Supporters behind podium awaiting arrival of President Trump at rally in Erie, PA, October 20, photo by Kristinn Taylor

Air Force One arrives at President Trump rally in Erie, PA, October 20, photo by Kristinn Taylor

Close up of tail of Air Force One at President Trump rally in Erie, PA, October 20, photo by Kristinn Taylor

Crowd holds phone cameras high for arrival of President Trump at rally in Erie, PA, October 20, photo by Kristinn Taylor

Door is opened on Air Force One for arrival of President Trump at rally in Erie, PA, October 20, photo by Kristinn Taylor

End of part one.

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“This Low Level Trash Isn’t Going to Stop Me!” – Rudy Giuliani Promises to Defeat the Biden Crime Family in Plea to Patriotic Americans to Get Out and Vote (VIDEO)

Rudy Giuliani posted a very moving plea to patriotic Americans to get out and vote for President Trump.

The former New York Mayor also told his supporters that “the low level trash” Biden Family isn’t going to stop him.

Rudy has confronted much worse characters in the mafia, the FARC terrorists and Islamists and he promises he will beat the Biden clan too.

Rudy Giuliani: Here’s what emerges in the end. You’re the only ones who can save this country. I can’t save this country. I’ve done everything I can. I’ve been called every name in the book, sued and threatened with you can’t imagine what. It makes me proud of myself that I’m able to do it anyway. So I’m a strange bird alright. My father brought me up that way. The mafia didn’t stop me and the FARC didn’t stop me, and Islamic terrorists didn’t stop me. And this low level trash isn’t going to stop me because that’s what they are. Who somehow got near the White House. But don’t let them get the White House. The American people have common sense and decency. You gotta stop these people. You gotta get out and vote. You vote. You vote them down. You get them out. And I promise you that I will expend as much effort to clean this up so we no longer have censorship and so we get these crooked politicians out of Washington, Republican and Democrat.

Here is the full 29 minute video:

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Nashville Police Arrest Woman in Trump 2020 Shirt for Not Wearing a Mask Outside (VIDEO)

A woman wearing a “Trump 2020” shirt was arrested by a large group of Nashville Police for not wearing a mask while standing outside, according to a livestreamer who captured the incident.

The arrest was filmed by livestreamer Tim Gionet, better known as Baked Alaska online.

In the footage, Gionet demands that they are singling the woman out because she is a Trump supporter.

“She’s being arrested for no mask?You guys are f-cking disgusting. F-ck you guys. You should be ashamed of yourself,” Gionet is heard saying. “This is our country now. Joe Biden’s America, everyone! Welcome to Joe Biden’s America!”

Trump supporter TARGETED and ARRESTED for not wearing mask OUTSIDE pic.twitter.com/6AqzJ3JBLA

— Yung Zoomer (@YungZoomer) October 23, 2020

A mask mandate is currently in effect in Davidson County, which is home to Nashville, “until further notice.

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Mark Levin Audio Rewind – 10/23/20

On Friday’s Mark Levin Show, President Trump drew out lie after lie from former VP Joe Biden at last night’s debate. Trump brilliantly called Biden to the carpet for not implementing any of his grandiose plans when he had the opportunity to implement them during his 47 years in public office. Then, the most glaring fact-check was when Biden claimed that he’s never called to end fracking and challenged Trump to put the video of him saying it on his website. Trump tweeted it. Biden’s 110-page manifesto known as the unity task force document on his campaign website was taken to task. The radical energy plan, co-authored by Rep. AOC, will cripple our economy and dramatically raise costs. It will also destroy our energy-production capacity. Later, former President Barack Obama lied more than 36 times saying that people who had health insurance would be able to keep it. This was false. Yet, Joe Biden told that same lie at the final presidential debate and it went unchecked by the moderator. Plus, one question that was obviously missing from the debate was the one regarding any formal denial of the Hunter Biden laptop. Biden won’t say that it’s not Hunter’s laptop, and even Hunter has come forward to deny that it’s his. This is the most corrupt media in American history. Afterward, Senator Lindsey Graham joins the show to discuss the 100 million-dollar attack on his campaign. Graham has fought hard to support Trump and now the DNC is after him. Finally, Senate candidate Daniel Gade calls in with an update on his campaign against Mark Warner, his military service, and how he’s being outspent by the Democrats.

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“Four Years Ago,” Trump Was “my last choice”…”Now, I will walk across a vast plain of burning coals to cast my vote”

100 Percent Fed Up – Four years ago, I wrote a piece about what to do if you hated both candidates. Trump was, at the time, my last choice among Republicans, and most Republicans I knew felt the same. Some felt strongly enough to go Democrat.

“I could never vote for Trump,” they all said.

At the time, I wrote this:

I hear this a lot. I’m not talking about Democrats, but Republicans, particularly of the educated, northeastern, country club variety. The sort that like Kasich. For this genus, voting for Trump is declasse, a lowbrow act. And they would rather see Hillary Clinton be President than have their sophistication questioned at the next cocktail party.

So let’s get this part out of the way. Trump is boorish and frequently crude. He has no filter. He has a checkered past with women. His facility with the English language is wanting. He tweets too much and sometimes with little thought.

He is all those things. In a perfect world, Trump would have the decorum of a Mitt Romney. But he doesn’t.

(Worth noting here that there’s one thing I don’t buy, which is that Trump is racist. There’s no evidence for this – indeed, there’s ample evidence to the contrary – and Charlottesville was an abject lie.)

The question is, do these things mean you vote for Joe Biden?

Four years ago, I held my nose and pulled the lever for Trump, having no clue what might come. He was a total wild card.

Now, I will walk across a vast plain of burning coals to cast my vote.

What’s changed? While Trump, the man, is no different, Trump the president, has surprised wildly to the upside. He is a damn good executive, despite having to weather the constant lies of the media, Democrats, and even our intelligence agencies. It seems every week there’s a new manufactured scandal. It comes up empty and they pivot to the next with nary a moment for self-reflection.

The thing is, I don’t need the president to be my friend. I don’t need him to join my country club. I need him to do a job. That means creating prosperity and keeping the country safe.

Four years ago, I suggested that the “tie-breaker” (assuming you liked neither candidate) should be policy. What’s remarkable about Trump is just how doggedly he has pursued the policies he promised. If you’re like me, you have never given much credence to any politician’s promises. When Trump said he’d build a wall, I thought, “Yeah, sure.”

And yet, a wall he’s building, despite everything that’s aligned against him. Really, I thought it was just a campaign line.

So, let’s take a quick look at what Trump’s accomplished. (Perhaps you don’t know all this, because the media won’t report any of it.)

Tax cuts. We had the highest corporate tax rates in the world. Now we’re competitive. 30% of the stock market rally is attributable to the lower rate.

Economy. Pre-COVID, the most robust economy in world history, with record-low unemployment rates for minorities and women.

Energy independence. Fracking and pipelines like Keystone have freed us from having to suck up to the Middle East.

Massive deregulation. Equivalent to a huge tax cut, and a big part of the growth surge. Underappreciated in scope.

The suburbs. Ended Obama’s insane social experiment in housing.

Title IX. Ending the Obama era practice of depriving young college men of due process (I wrote about this in Campusland).

The Middle East. Peace breaking out all over, and it’s because Trump has ignored the foreign policy establishment and rewritten the rules. Plus, he’s phasing us out of the endless wars and bringing troops home. Any Democrat would already have won a Peace Prize. Maybe two.

Israel. Moved the embassy and recognized Jerusalem as the rightful capital. No previous president had the stones.

Iran. Got us out of an abominable deal that paved the way for the mullahs to get the bomb.

Climate Accord. Got us out of a ruinous deal.

Kosovo/Serbia. Another peace deal! Got thirty seconds of coverage.

ISIS. Heard from them lately? Neither have I.

Soleimani and al-Baghdadi. Dead.

World Health Organization. Defunding this corrupt, China toady. No one else, including Republicans, would have put up with the crap Trump knew he was going to get on this one.

Supreme Court. Putting constitutionalists (not conservatives) on the bench. And what other president would have stuck with Brett Kavanaugh? George H.W. Bush would have folded like a tent.

Trade. No more one-sided deals.

NATO. He’s getting deadbeat European countries to pay up.

Prison reform. ’nuff said.

Long list. I’m sure I forgot some things.

But, wait! What about COVID!

That is, perhaps, a whole other post, but the bulk of the mismanagement on COVID has come from Democrat governors like Cuomo. Trump let them have a lot of rope, something for which he was criticized. But if he’d gone the other way, they would have screamed fascism. I do think his messaging has been poor, but the bottom line is that this is a virus, and viruses will always run their course until either herd immunity or a vaccine. You can delay illnesses (and harm the economy, which we did), but the virus doesn’t just go away.

Now, Biden.

I remember one of my political science professors at Yale saying presidential candidates would always move to the center in order to carve out the maximum part of the electorate.

Like so many things I was taught in college, that’s totally wrong.

This election has one of the starkest choices in U.S. history, and that’s why it’s so important.

Biden is not a liberal. He’s also not a moderate. He’s not anything. For the seven hundred years he’s been in Washington, he’s been a human weather vane.

The problem is that the weather in his party is blowing hard – really hard – to the left. You don’t think that Elizabeth Warren, AOC, and the rest aren’t coming to collect on their IOUs? Biden was not their guy, but they all dutifully lined up. Biden campaigned all-out as a progressive during the primaries to shore up their support.

At any rate, even if he once might have been inclined to stand up to the far left, he no longer has the mental strength to do so. He is clearly in cognitive decline.

If Biden wins, he will likely win the Senate as well. When that happens, the filibuster goes on day one. And starting day two, you will see an onslaught of progressive legislation unmatched in our history. They will seek to get it done quickly, before the public catches on, and before they lose in the midterms.

So, what to expect?

Single-payer healthcare. This will be item #1. Hello Canada, long waits, zero innovation, and higher (hidden) costs. Nothing is as expensive as what the government makes free.

Free healthcare for illegals. Biden raised his hand, thus forever putting to bed his moderate rep.

Immigration. Look for virtually no enforcement.

Green New Deal. This one is so insane that I wouldn’t expect the full proposal to pass, and Biden has expressed reservations. But some form of it will pass, along with a bevy of regulations. Look for energy prices to spike, and a renewal of the Paris Climate Accord.

Taxes. Up they will go, starting with corporate taxes. They will once again be among the highest in the world. Biden’s plan also virtually eliminates estate tax exemptions, plus passes cap gains liabilities on to future generations. Awful.

$15 Minimum wage. Sounds great, but in reality, is a job killer for those that need it the most.

New States. Puerto Rico and DC, thus ensuring semi-permanent congressional control

Court Packing. Fifteen justices, something even RBG was against. Biden is being coy, which means he wants it

Civil Disorder. Is Biden really going to stop the violence that his own base creates? And don’t think the rioting will stop because a Dem is in the White House. That’s not how radical movements work.

Iran. The deal will be back on the table.

China. No one is closer to China than Joe Biden.

Speech regulation. I’m speculating on this one, but political correctness will rule the day, and the New York Times is pushing for it.

Any of these policies are horrific, but add them together and you have permanent change, the sort countries never recover from.

And we now also know that Biden is thoroughly corrupt. He has made himself a very wealthy man by having his children sell access to him. Incredibly, this isn’t illegal, but it’s still unethical and corrupt. Everything the left has long accused the Trump family of doing, the Biden family has actually been doing in spades.

So, give me the boorish tweet-sender. The choice is easy.

Published with permission from the author, Scott Johnson. Scott can be found on Twitter at @SJohnston60

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BREAKING: War Room Releases Email on CCP “Loans” To Hunter Biden and Eric Schwerin Worth Millions — Hid From IRS and SEC?

The Hits Keep Coming–

The Steve Bannon War Room released an email from Chines Communist Party operative Xin Wang to Hunter Biden and Eric Schwerin from 2018 regarding a loan agreement. In the email Xin Wang offers to extend the loan agreement to Decamber 13, 2019.

This raises several questions including was this agreement with the CCP presented to the IRS or SEC?
If not that would be unlawful.

The War Room says they have signatures.

According to Conservative Daily News

Hunter Biden traveled to China on Air Force Two in December 2013 and arranged for his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to shake hands with the CEO of BHR. At the time of the meeting, which Hunter Biden later described as social in nature, BHR was seeking to raise $1.5 billion from Chinese state-backed investors. The firm currently manages the equivalent of $2.1 billion in assets, according to its website.

Hunter Biden’s lawyer, on behalf of his client, said in a statement Sunday that the younger Biden had served as an unpaid member of BHR’s board since its founding in 2013, and that it wasn’t until October 2017 that he invested $420,000 to obtain a 10% equity stake in the firm.

But Hunter Biden did not invest in BHR Partners directly.

Rather, Chinese business records reveal a company called Skaneateles LLC, which Hunter Biden controls alongside Schwerin, became a BHR shareholder on Oct. 23, 2017.

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— Steve Bannon’s War Room (@WarRoomPandemic) October 24, 2020

More is coming…

SATURDAY 10AM ET: #SteveBannon hosts a HUGE #WarRoomPandemic special on the #BidenCrimeFamily‘s involvement with the #CCP

More 💣 will be dropped#Election2020 #HunterBiden #HardDriveFromHell #TheStormIsComing

Listen & watch ⬇https://t.co/AUokEMwJIL @gatewaypundit @TheTNStar pic.twitter.com/Lf1u3O7ORg

— Steve Bannon’s War Room (@WarRoomPandemic) October 23, 2020

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WATCH LIVE ON RSBN: President Trump’s MAGA Rally in Pensacola, Florida – Air Force One Touched Down at 7:50 PM EDT

President Trump wrapped up his first rally on Friday in The Villages in Florida and traveled to Pensacola for his second rally of the day scheduled to begin at 8 PM EDT.

Thousands of supporters are at Trump’s MAGA rally in Pensacola as we head into the home stretch of the 2020 election season.

President Trump won the battleground state of Florida in 2016 against Crooked Hillary and he will win The Sunshine State’s 29 electoral votes again in 2020.

Air Force One touched down at approximately 7:50 PM EDT.

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HISTORIC PRESIDENCY! President Trump Announces Israel and Sudan Normalization Agreement — Third Muslim Country to Announce Peace Deal with Israel


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Sudan earlier this month.

Now you know why the liberal media and debate commission would not allow foreign policy to be discussed during the presidential debates.

Because President Donald J. Trump is CRUSHING IT!

President Trump announced on Friday that Isreal and Sudan had agreed to a normalization of relations.
Sudan is the third Muslim country in the past 3 months to announce a peace agreement with Israel thanks to the work of the Trump administration!

#BREAKING: President @realDonaldTrump has announced that Sudan and Israel have agreed to the normalization of relations— another major step toward building peace in the Middle East with another nation joining the Abraham Accords 🇸🇩🇮🇱🇺🇸

— Judd Deere (@JuddPDeere45) October 23, 2020

This is the third peace deal with Israel and fourth peace deal for the Trump administration.
President Trump announced a historic peace agreement between Kosovo and Serbia earlier this year.

Al Arabiya reported:

US President Donald Trump announces that Sudan will normalize relations with Israel, a landmark step after two Gulf Arab nations moved to recognize Israel.

Moments after Trump formally moved to remove Sudan from a US list of state sponsors of terrorism, reporters were escorted to the Oval Office where he was on the phone with leaders of Israel and Sudan.

“Sudan and Israel have agreed to the normalization of relations — another major step toward building peace in the Middle East with another nation joining the Abraham Accords” that involve Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, Trump aide Judd Deere wrote on Twitter.

Trump on Friday also formally moved to delist Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism, a step long sought by the Arab nation which faces US pressure to normalize relations with Israel.

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Trump Campaign Releases Devastating Digital Ad on Biden Family International Dealings and Mass Corruption (VIDEO)

According to Ryan Saavedra the Trump campaign is set to release this digital ad highlighting the New York Post’s explosive reporting on Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings and how the controversy is connected to Democrat Joe Biden.

This comes after a week of salacious reports on the Biden Family’s international dealings and criminal activity revealed on the Hunter Biden laptop from hell.

The Trump campaign is set to release this digital ad highlighting the New York Post’s explosive reporting on Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings and how the controversy is connected to Democrat Joe Biden pic.twitter.com/9sb0KBgQiI

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 20, 2020

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WATCH: Obama On Children Crossing The Border In 2014: “Do Not Send Your Kids Here” (VIDEO)

In 2014, former President Barack Obama warned against sending kids to the border and spoke of a process in which his administration would ‘process them’ and ‘send them back’ while interviewing with George Stephanopoulos.

Stephanopoulos said, “You mentioned immigration. There’s a humanitarian crisis on the border. Some of your critics have said you have to speak out more directly to the people of Central America and say, don’t come. If you come, you will be deported.”

Obama stated, “Well, we actually we’ve done that. The problem is, is that under current law, once those kids come across the border, there’s a system in which we’re supposed to process them, take care of them until we can send them back.”

Stephanopoulos asked, “Is your message, don’t come?”

Obama also mentioned that children were coming across with ‘smugglers’

Obama answered, “Oh, our message absolutely is don’t send your children unaccompanied on trains or through a bunch of smugglers. That is our direct message to the families in Central America. Do not send your children to the borders. If they do make it, they’ll get sent back. More importantly, they may not make it.”

During the final debate between Trump and Biden, President Trump was attacked over ‘child separation’ policies and Trump addressed that many of these children come over with ‘coyotes’ who smuggle children and others across the U.S Mexican border.

Debate moderator Kristen Welker asked, “Mr. President, your administration separated children from their parents at the border, at least 4000 kids. You’ve since reversed your zero-tolerance policy, but the United States can’t locate the parents of more than 500 children. So how will these families ever be reunited?”

President Trump responded, “Children are brought here by coyotes and lots of bad people. Cartels. And they’re brought here. And they used to use them to get into our country. We now have as strong a border as we’ve ever had.”

President Trump countered these allegations by asking which administration built the ‘cages’

Trump continued, “We’re over 400 miles of brand new wall. You see the numbers and we let people in, but they have to come in legally and they come in through merit.”

Welker asked again, “How do you reunite these kids with their families, Mr. President?”

Trump said, “Let me just tell you. They built cages. You know, they used to say I built the cages and then they had a picture in a certain newspaper and it was a picture of these horrible cages. And they said,  look at these cages. President Trump built them. And then it was determined they were built in 2014. That was him [Biden]. They built cages.”

Welker cut in again, “Do you have a plan to reunite the kids?”

Trump answered, “Yes. We’re working on it very well. We’re trying very hard. But a lot of these kids come out without the parents. They come over through cartels and through coyotes and through gangs.

Biden said, “They cannot- It’s not coyotes didn’t bring them over. Their parents were with them. They got separated from their parents. And it makes us a laughing stock and violates every notion of who we are as a nation.”

The moderator said to Biden, “Let me ask you a follow-up question.”

Trump said, “Kristen, they did it. We changed the policy. They did it.”

Welker the moderator asked Biden, “Your response to that?”

Trump said as Biden answered, “They built the cages.”

Biden answered, “We did not! They-”

Trump asked again, “Who built the cages, Joe?”

Biden then said, “Let’s talk about who we’re talking about.”

The Obama-era ‘cages’ were originally built to separate people by age and gender before processing.

Trump during the debate said, “They are so well taken care of. They’re in facilities that were so clean.”

Welker said in return, “But some of them haven’t been reunited with their families.”

Trump continued, “But just ask one question. Who built the cages? I’d love you to ask him that. Who built the cages?”

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WOW! Joe Biden Says He Will Mandate Mask Wearing on All Interstate Highways — in Your Vehicle (VIDEO)

That’s not science.
That’s crazy.

Joe Biden says he will mandate mask wearing on US Interstate highways while traveling in your vehicle.

That is crazy.
No thanks.

Yup – on that long 8-hour interstate drive with the wife or husband in your personal vehicle you will be required to wear a mask the entire time.

Then there is Biden’s mandatory vaccine.

This guy hasn’t got a clue. He is going to ruin your life. You’ve been warned. https://t.co/knyTB0tw0I

— Roland Baker (@RolandBakerIII) October 23, 2020

Joe Biden says, if elected, he’d “mandate mask wearing in all federal buildings and all interstate transportation.”

“Masks save lives, period…wearing a mask is not a political statement. It’s a scientific imperative.” https://t.co/rTAxcc9MK0 pic.twitter.com/oihIBokvda

— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) October 23, 2020

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“I Am Glad They Are Finally Taking an Interest In these Concerning Financial Matters” – Senator Ron Johnson Releases Statement on FBI Meeting with Biden Associate Tony Bobulinski

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Friday announced that Hunter associate and whistleblower Tony Bobulinski informed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that the FBI asked him to sit for an interview today.

Tony Bobulinski is the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings which was a partnership between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family.

Bobulinski was previously scheduled to have an informal interview with the Senate Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Friday, but that interview was postponed to the “near future.”

NOW: @SenRonJohnson statement Bobulinski/FBI interview request READ: WASHINGTON — This morning lawyers for Tony Bobulinski informed the Senate Homeland Security + Governmental Affairs Committee + Senate Finance Committee that the FBI asked his client to sit for an interview today

— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) October 23, 2020

Johnson said “I expect Mr. Bobulinski will speak with our committee” and “fully share his insights into the Biden family’s business dealings.”

I am glad they are finally taking an interest in these concerning financial matters our Committees have been investigating for months,” Johnson said “I expect Mr. Bobulinski will speak with our committee” + “fully share his insights into the Biden family’s business dealings”

— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) October 23, 2020

Tony Bobulinski came forward earlier this week after he was implicated in emails released from Hunter Biden’s laptop from hell.

Following Bobulinski’s meeting this morning with the FBI Senator Ron Johnson released a statement.

Senator Johnson said he is glad the FBI is finally taking an interest in these concerning financial matters that they have ignored for nearly a year.

The FBI was given the Hunter Biden laptop from hell last year and has done nothing.
The FBI is beyond repair.

Via Conservative Treehouse:

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New Jersey Mayor Opens Food Boxes, Removes and Replaces Trump Letter With His Own

New Jersey Mayor Derek Armstead was caught opening government food boxes to the poor, removing letters from President Trump and replacing the letters with his own.

The Democrat mayor wants his constituents to believe they came from his office.

This is dishonest and unsanitary.
But he is a Democrat.

The New Jersey Globe reported:

A letter from President Donald Trump that accompanied U.S. Department of Agriculture fresh food boxes for Linden was replaced by one from the city’s Democratic mayor, Derek Armstead.

Food boxes were opened by local public works department employees.  Trump’s letter was removed and a letter from Armstead was added.

“The original letter in these boxes was removed, and the mayor had city employees put in his letter on work time,” said Councilwoman Gretchen Hickey, a Democrat and an Armstead political rival.

Armstead acknowledged that his message was added to the box, offering local residents the impression to recipients that the food came from him.

“Whenever I do a delivery, I always add a letter from the mayor,” Armstead told  the New Jersey Globe.

Trump says his administration has delivered 100 million Farmers to Families food boxes since May as part of a program to send nutritious food to families in need.

Included in the box is a letter from Trump on White House stationary that includes guidance to reduce the risk of being infected with COVID-19.

Read the rest here.

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WATCH LIVE ON RSBN: President Trump’s MAGA Rally in The Villages, Florida – Trump Immediately Rips Into Crooked Joe Biden!

President Trump is holding two massive rallies in Florida on Friday after he crushed Joe Biden in the final presidential debate Thursday night.

Trump’s first rally on Friday is in The Villages in Florida at 4:30 PM EDT and his second rally will be in Pensacola at 8 PM EDT.

Thousands of supporters are at Trump’s MAGA rally today at The Villages Polo Club as we head into the home stretch of the 2020 election season.

Update: Marine One touched down at 4:38 PM EDT.

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They’re Panicking! – Kamala Harris Responds to Questions on Biden’s Vow to Shut Down US Oil Industry, “Joe Biden is Not Going to Ban Fracking!” (VIDEO)

They’re panicking.

Joe Biden really screwed up last night during the debate when he fell right into President Trump’s trap and admitted he will shut down the US oil industry.

Even the liberal moderator was shocked by Joe Biden’s statement.

Barack Obama was right when he said “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f*ck things up.”

Biden tried to clean up his mess after the debate by telling reporters afterward that he wants to end subsidies for fossil fuels and that “we’re not getting rid of fossil fuels for a long time.”

Biden claimed workers will not lose their jobs and that they will be able to find new jobs in alternative energy.

On Friday, Kamala Harris played clean up crew when reporters asked her about Biden’s vow to shut down the oil industry.

“Let me be clear, Joe Biden is not going to ban fracking!” Kamala Harris told reporters after she deplaned in Georgia.

WATCH:

JUST IN: Sen. Kamala Harris responds to questions on Biden energy policy: “Joe Biden is not going to ban fracking.” pic.twitter.com/BZu84AZWDq

— The Hill (@thehill) October 23, 2020

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have both repeatedly promised to ban fracking if they win the US election.

Now they’re backpedaling because millions of Americans in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Dakota and other states would lose their jobs.

Roll the tape!

Here you go @JoeBiden! pic.twitter.com/UBqPJT85Pt

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2020

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Biden Flees From Podium After Delaware Speech Without Taking Questions, Drops His Face Mask on the Ground (VIDEO)

Joe Biden on Friday delivered remarks on the Coronavirus from Wilmington, Delaware.

77-year-old Joe Biden said, “I’m not going to shut down the economy, I’m not gonna shut down the country” — despite vowing to ‘listen to the scientists’ and shut down the country to ‘combat the Coronavirus’ during his interview with ABC News.

The plan Biden laid out today is literally what President Trump is already doing to combat the Coronavirus (save for universal masking).

Today Biden said his administration would do the following to stop the spread of Covid:

– Universal masking
– Available testing
– Enough PPE
– Scientific guidelines for opening
– Safe and effective treatments and vaccine

As usual, Biden immediately fled from the podium after he finished his speech and refused to take questions from reporters.

Biden dropped his face mask on the ground as he shuffled away.

Notice his gait as he flees the podium.

WATCH:

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PURE EVIL: Facebook Removes Disabled Senior Citizen’s Page Because She Is Conservative — Then Removes Her Page on Cute Animals

The Gateway Pundit like MANY conservative publishers has been censored and mostly eliminated by the tech giants and far left social media platforms.

We have been speaking out on this unconstitutional assault on Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press for several years now. Back in September 2018 The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft spoke to Congress on Facebook’s assault on free speech, up to this date this case is still pending on congress.

Jim Hoft discussed and brought evidence of the widespread censorship and elimination of conservative content on Facebook. We are reposting that testimony here today:

Last May 28 this year President Trump signed his executive order  regarding social media and big technology companies. The order comes on the heels of an illicit fact-check on the president from Twitter, related to President Trump’s sentiment regarding voting by mail. And last September, it was reported that the DOJ finally went to Congress to seek changes in the laws that grant social media giants immunity from censoring the American public and preventing stories they don’t want shared posted on their websites.

But Facebook, Twitter, and Google have doubled down on their censorship strategies on conservative voices.  They want to shut down all conservative news complimentary of President Trump.  They don’t want free speech or the truth. And then last Tuesday morning, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to authorize subpoenas for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify on their censorship of the damning New York Post reports on the Biden Crime Family and Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Over the past week, we received tons of emails, comments and message requests on our social media about censorship. A user on Parler, @WakeUpAmericatheOriginal told us her heartbreaking story.

 

Here’s an excerpt on her message:

I spend hours each day finding information and vetting prior to posting … I’m a disabled senior citizen keyboard warrior … unfortunately, it’s all I can do … I have to do something … we’ve too much at stake … God help us all

Here’s her message to TGP:

According to her, Facebook never gave her a reason. Here’s her reply:

Her Facebook page is gone and even her animal page was removed. She had an animal page to de-stress from politics.

Another Gateway Pundit follower @massivanhees sent us a message on Instagram. His account Conservative Alliance, known for posting videos exposing the radical and corrupt left that mainstream media won’t cover, has been disabled by Instagram for no valid reason.

He said;

This is all it showed, and I had to give them my number and that’s it.. Pretty vague in terms of explaining what happened. Anytime I try to sign in now it just says my account is under review.

A Facebook user told us that Facebook has threatened to restrict his account 3 times in about 15 minutes for posting our “challenge” regarding New York Times hit piece to Gateway Pundit. Now Facebook censored his comment for “coordinating harm and promoting crime“!

      

 

There’s so much more proof we have to justify that these tech giants are censoring conservative voices.

More and more conservative thought is being censored and destroyed by the social media giants and the fake news media especially election is just around the corner.  Americans want protection for their free speech rights but the Mainstream Media (MSM) and social media giants don’t. 

 

 

 

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Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court Prohibits Counties From Rejecting Ballots Over Signatures

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court on Friday prohibited counties from rejecting ballots if the voter’s signature doesn’t match the signature on their voter registration.

This is another win for Democrats, who now have until 3 days after the election to count mail-in and absentee ballots with questionable signatures and no postmark thanks to Chief Justice Roberts’ ruling earlier this week.

AP reported:

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court is prohibiting counties from rejecting ballots because the voter’s signature on it may not resemble their signature on their registration form. Two Republican justices joined five Democratic justices in Friday’s decision, which addresses a key concern surrounding an avalanche of mail-in ballots in the presidential battleground state. The verdict was a victory for the state’s top election official, Kathy Boockvar, a Democrat who had asked the court to back her up in a legal dispute with President Donald Trump’s campaign and Republican lawmakers. Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are locked in a battle to win Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes.

President Trump won Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes in 2016 and he is doing very well in the battleground state this year.

Joe Biden cannot win Pennsylvania in a free and fair election because he has repeatedly vowed to end fracking which would result in tens of thousands of lost jobs in The Keystone State.

Biden promised to shut down the oil industry and destroy millions of jobs during last night’s debate which pretty much ended his chances of winning Pennsylvania, Ohio and other states.

So now the courts are stepping in to hand Biden Pennsylvania through massive voter fraud by allowing ballots with questionable signatures to be counted 3 days after the election.

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A Comprehensive Case Against Lockdowns: How Dr. Ari Joffe Changed His Mind

Dr. Ari R Joffe, MD, teaches in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and is a member of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He was also an advocate of lockdowns. Then he saw what they did in practice. Now he has documented the carnage in what might be the most comprehensive paper yet published. 

It is called: COVID-19: Rethinking the Lockdown Groupthink

Here are his summary points. 

The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has caused the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide pandemic in 2020. In response, most countries in the world implemented lockdowns, restricting their population’s movements, work, education, gatherings, and general activities in an attempt to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19 cases. The public health goal of lockdowns was to save the population from COVID-19 cases and deaths, and to prevent overwhelming health care systems with COVID-19 patients. In this narrative review I explain why I changed my mind about supporting lockdowns. First, I explain how the initial modeling predictions induced fear and crowd-effects [i.e., groupthink]. Second, I summarize important information that has emerged relevant to the modeling, including about infection fatality rate, high-risk groups, herd immunity thresholds, and exit strategies. Third, I describe how reality started sinking in, with information on significant collateral damage due to the response to the pandemic, and information placing the number of deaths in context and perspective. Fourth, I present a cost-benefit analysis of the response to COVID-19 that finds lockdowns are far more harmful to public health than COVID-19 can be. I close with some suggestions for moving forward.

The paper covers the failures of the models, the emergence of group think, the fear-based narrative, the emerging demographic data, the Swedish exception, the failure to balance costs and benefits, the role of the media, the psychological devastation, the carnage within the medical industry, the economic calamity, and much more, complete with some striking charts, among which: 

And the conclusion: “We must open up society to save many more lives than we can by attempting to avoid every case (or even most cases) of COVID-19. It is past time to take an effortful pause, calibrate our response to the true risk, make rational cost-benefit analyses of the trade-offs, and end the lockdown groupthink.”

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Larry C. Johnson: Whistleblower John Paul Mac Isaac Threatened and Viciously Attacked Over Hunter Biden Laptop Scandal – GoFundMe Legal Defense Fund Set Up

Guest post by Larry Johnson

John Paul Mac Isaac is a Mac repair shop owner in Wilmington, Delaware. He found himself in the unfortunate position of having to recover data from a laptop owned by Hunter Biden.

Never could he have imagined that by doing his job, he would become embroiled in a major legal and political nightmare.

While recovering the data for Hunter Biden, John Paul came across information that may have relevance to ongoing investigations by federal law enforcement. As a patriotic American, he contacted the FBI.

The laptops are in the possession of the FBI now but, unfortunately, John Paul is dealing with the unforeseen consequences.

Faced with daily threats of physical harm and the ongoing pursuit by the media, John Paul has retained an attorney to protect his legal rights.

As a Mac repair shop owner, John Paul makes a living but is not wealthy by any means. This situation was literally dropped in his lap. With the assistance of counsel, he is cooperating with law enforcement to help with their investigation.

Unfortunately, legal costs have already begun to exceed what he can afford and he is asking for the help of those who believe in him.

John Paul is hoping you can help because he does not have the funds to continue to pay the legal fees that he had no idea he would be incurring.

The money raised will solely be used to pay legal fees and any expenses associated with his defense and with raising the money. Any excess donations at the conclusion of this matter will be donated to a charity for the benefit of veterans.

You can help defray the costs of defending John Paul here:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/mac-isaac-legal-defense-fund?member=6229482&utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_email%2Binvitesupporters

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OUTRAGEOUS: Corrupt DC Judge Emmet Sullivan Delays General Flynn Case Again – Demands DOJ Sign Off on Evidence

The wholly corrupt judge in the General Flynn case, Judge Emmet Sullivan, has delayed Flynn’s right to a speedy trial and continues to abuse the General who the DOJ admitted a half a year ago was wrongfully prosecuted. 

While General Flynn endures years of Deep State prosecutorial abuse based on no crimes and made up crimes and deep state lies, others like Hunter Biden are allowed to walk freely after taking millions from foreign entities in shady deals while Barack Obama was President.

American general and war hero, General Michael Flynn obtained attorneys from Covington to represent him in the filing of a FARA form in December of 2016, shortly after the 2016 election. A few months later, General Flynn’s life was turned upside down and he eventually hired Covington again, but this time to represent him on charges being leveled against him by the Mueller gang. Eventually, the Covington lawyers working for the General coerced him to sign a guilty plea on charges he did not believe he was guilty of. He agreed to the plea in part because the Mueller gang was threatening his son.  The Mueller gang agreed with the Covington lawyers to not prosecute Flynn’s son on bogus charges if the General agreed to lying to the FBI.  It was all a set up.

After millions in legal fees, and untold negative stories in the MSM, General Flynn obtained new lawyers and the government finally released Brady documents showing he committed no crimes. The documents showed he was set up and the courts were lied to.

When this occurred General Flynn released an explanation for his actions and provided an idea of what he had endured over the past few years in a tweet.

Flynn Declaration@sidneypowell1
@molmccann
@BarbaraRedgate
@JosephJFlynn1
@flynn_neill
@GoJackFlynn
@76LibertyWatch
@lofly727
@FieldofFighthttps://t.co/lZYjp6NIov

— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) April 25, 2020

That was in April. After four years of prosecutorial abuse, lying attorneys and agents in the government, a grotesque lying media and numerous claims of his sedition, the government came to the realization that there was no case against Flynn. He had done nothing wrong. But when his attorneys and the government approached the judge to end the case, the corrupt Judge Sullivan declined.

In the most disgusting investigation, set up, prosecution and kangaroo court in US history, General Flynn and his family wait for his release from his bogus case from the courts. Now today, Corrupt Judge Sullivan from the corrupt DC court has decided to prolong justice again.

The Hill reports:

Judge Emmet Sullivan gave the Department of Justice (DOJ) until Monday to attest to the evidence, which includes handwritten notes from former FBI agent Peter Strzok. He also ordered the prosecutors to provide the dates and authors for each filing as well as a transcription for each handwritten document.

Strzok’s attorney, Aitan Goelman, flagged the alterations in a letter to Sullivan late last month, saying that the DOJ had added dates to the documents and that at least one of them was inaccurate.

The DOJ told the court earlier this month that investigators reviewing the case had mistakenly included the dates on the documents that were submitted.

Strzok’s comments have nothing to do with Flynn’s innocence.  Strzok and others were behind the framing and set up of General Flynn and now Judge Sullivan is working with them in denying Flynn justice.

In the meantime, Hunter Biden and many others in and connected to the Obama Administration walk free. Although there were known crimes being committed by the Clinton Foundation, although Americans were spied on by the Obama Administration and raw data from the USA’s Intel Community were sent freely to outside organizations, nothing is done.

General Flynn’s lovely wife tweeted out her angst in September:

My husband @GenFlynn sits at a sanctioned dinner in 2015, which he fully briefed the USG, (BEFORE AND AFTER) and receives endless grief for 4 yrs! Hunter Biden gets MILLIONS OF CORRUPT DOLLARS DIRECTLY FROM RUSSIA, and CRICKETS from the media. #Dismissalready

— loandfly⭐⭐⭐ (@lofly727) September 23, 2020

Our media and government agencies are corrupt.

Only President Donald Trump can address this and will address this. We know it because Biden ignores it and he’s part of it. Please continue your prayers for America and the Flynn family.

 

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BREAKING: Per Chinese Reporters Hunter Biden Went to Beijing, Secretly Met with CCP Spy and Asked for Mansion and Women

A report out of Asia claims that Hunter Biden met with a CCP spy in Beijing and asked for millions for a house and for women.

Gnews.org reports that Hunter Biden engaged in illicit actions in Beijing with the CCP.  Reporters in Asia discussed recent attacks on Rudy Giuliani and Hunter Biden’s actions in Beijing.

In regards to Rudy, the reporters shared that the accusations against Rudy Giuliani were not true.  Giuliani acted appropriately in front of a so called 15-year-old girl, not inappropriately.  [We now know that the attack on Rudy by the left after Rudy was involved in the release of Hunter Biden emails were bogus.  The girl he was with was in her 20’s and Rudy was tucking his shirt in, nothing more.]  The reporters claimed, “They are trying so hard to smear Mr. Giuliani.”

Next the reporters discussed Hunter Biden.  They shared the following:

When Hunter Biden went with Joe for the first time [to Beijing] guess who they met with?  He met with Che Feng in Pangu Hotel.  Che Feng went to meet with Hunter with assigned task which was to befriend Hunter.  To Che’s total surprise, the first word Hunter said when he sat down was, “I am so poor.  How can I get money? I need money.  I wanted a house but it costs 100-200 million dollars.”

Something like this.  Hunter also told Che that he was interested in hot girls and asked if Che could introduce some to him.  In the end, just that cost over 1 million RMB (150,000USD Equivalent).  Che Feng later recalled that he was very surprised by how easy it was to compromise Hunter.

How corrupt are the Bidens?

Hat tip Brian K.

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Did Joe Biden Use the Pseudonym “Peter Henderson” When Trading Emails with Son Hunter?

According to an exclusive report by The National Pulse, it appears Joe Biden was using the pseudonym “Peter Henderson” in his email exchanges with his family.

The National Pulse pointed out that “Peter Henderson” is the name of a KGB mole that infiltrated the US government in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series.

Via The National Pulse:

While Biden – or “the big guy” – has his real name attached to his private account for some time, it changed around early 2016, going from “Joseph Biden” to “Peter Henderson” in Hunter’s e-mails.

It is unclear whether this change was on Hunter’s end (on his devices) or on Joe’s, but Peter Henderson’s e-mails included messages such as “Keep in touch, Love Dad” and shared links – often about Hillary Clinton.

In Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series, “Peter Henderson” is the name of a KGB mole that infiltrated the United States government.

EXC: Is “Peter Henderson” Joe Biden’s E-mail Pseudonym? https://t.co/9xux3cvUbI

— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) October 23, 2020

According to Hunter associate and whistleblower Tony Bobulinski,  “the Big Guy” AKA “the chairman” referred to in Hunter’s emails is also Joe Biden.

Despite the Biden campaign’s efforts to dismiss Hunter’s emails as Russian disinformation, the FBI confirmed it is in possession of Hunter Biden’s laptop from hell.

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VIDEO: Rudy Giuliani UNLOADS on FBI after Ignoring Lewd and Criminal Photos on Hunter Biden Laptop!

Former New York City Mayor and Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani joined Steve Bannon and crew on The War Room on Friday morning.

During the interview Rudy went off on the lewd and criminal photos that were on the Hunter Biden laptop!
The FBI took possession of the laptop last year and has DONE NOTHING!

Rudy DOES NOT trust the current leadership at the FBI who hid this evidence of child sexual exploitation.

Rudy Giuliani: It’s really shocking that I gotta be the one that kicks them in the backside until they admit that they have it!

This was a great segment from The War Room on Friday.

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Biden Supporters Show Ignorance On Human Trafficking Crisis On US-Mexico Border…Mock Trump For Saying “Coyotes” Bring Kids Across Border

Last night, during his response to the immigration crisis, President Trump explained that the cages holding children on the US-Mexico border were actually built during the Barack Obama-Joe Biden administration.

100 Percent Fed Up – Trump supporter Melissa Tate shared an image of former President Barack Obama’s DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson walking through a detention center built by the administration where kids were sitting in cages, to prove that President Trump was correct with his accusation that the Obama-Biden administration built the cages for kids.

I guarantee it was the 1st time millions of Americans learned the “kids in cages” was Obama not Trump because the media has been lying to the American people. #Debates2020 https://t.co/CEYmIGoHx4

— Melissa Tate (@TheRightMelissa) October 23, 2020

He also explained the danger posed to kids who are smuggled across the border by “coyotes.”

President Trump explained, “These children are brought here by coyotes and lots of bad people, cartels, and they used to use them to get into our country.”

According to a 2012 study by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, a majority of migrants report using the services of a smuggler. In the case of children migrants, Elizabeth Kennedy, a Fulbright scholar, and researcher on child migration in El Salvador, estimates that more than half the children are smuggled using coyotes.

U.S. authorities began cracking down on smugglers in response to the surge in unaccompanied minors. ICE launched ‘Operation Coyote’ in June, capturing 363 smugglers and seizing over $800,000 in smuggling profits. U.S. law enforcement agencies have cooperated with Central American authorities, making high profile busts.

Marketwatch- A 2019 study by the Rand Corp. found coyotes can charge between $6,000 and $10,000 per person to smuggle into the U.S., often via dangerous crossings in the desert. Some coyotes have been known to assault migrants or ransom them to relatives.

Drug cartels play a role too. “They are our ticket into the United States because they are the ones who control the border,” one unnamed coyote told Univision in a 2016 report.

Meanwhile, Twitter users with a “blue checkmark” next to their name, which denotes Twitter considers them to be a person of “importance,” went off on President Trump for mentioning that coyotes are bringing innocent kids across our borders.

Dar’shun Kendrick, a Joe Biden supporter, corporate attorney, and Chief Deputy Whip of the GA House Democrats, tweeted: “Did Donald Trump just say 545 kids they can’t find their parents for came over through “cartels and coyotes?” She asked her 12K followers, “How the hell does a coyote bring a whole human across the border?! She ended her tweet by telling President Trump, “Lord—stop talking!”

Did @realDonaldTrump just say 545 kids they can’t find their parents for came over through “cartels and coyotes”?! How the hell does a coyote bring a whole human across the border?! Lord—–stop talking. #FinalDebate

— Dar’shun Kendrick (@DarshunKendrick) October 23, 2020

High-profile, anti-gun advocate, David Hogg tweeted: “Imagine calling the immigrant parents that bring their children to the United States for a better life “Coyotes,” adding, “The level of xenophobia is sickening.”

You can’t make this stuff up!!!

Imagine calling the immigrant parents that bring their children to the United States for a better life “Coyotes”

The level of xenophobia is sickening.

— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) October 23, 2020

Another brilliant Twitter “Blue checkmark” recipient, actress, and producer, Denyce Lawton, mocked President Trump’s comment, saying: “to my Hispanic people…by a raise of hands…how many were carried over here by a coyote or Drug Warlord? F*** RACIST IDIOT!! WHAT IN THE HELL??

When she was called out on her ignorant tweet, Lawton, who deleted her embarrassing condemnation of Trump, that only proved her ignorance on the seriousness of the crisis on our border, tweeted “I knew what he meant you dumbass,” claiming the Twitter user who called her out had “no sense of humor.”

I knew what he meant you dumbass . You clearly have zero sense of humor. Trolls usually don’t have common sense either 🙄https://t.co/olI4TIOl8Y

— Denyce Lawton (데니스) (@DenyceLawton) October 23, 2020

Check out these tweets by Joe Biden supporters, who are not only Twitter “blue checkmark” users; they are PHDs!!!

And the brilliant comments by Twitter’s smug, “blue checkmark” geniuses just comments kept coming…

Comedian Mark Dice destroyed the uninformed Biden supporters with one hilarious image:

What Democrats think Trump meant by coyotes bringing illegal aliens across the border, completely unaware it’s the term for smugglers they pay to help get them here. 😆#Debates2020 pic.twitter.com/7Li0NXjhD2

— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) October 23, 2020

Twitter user “Nacho Libre” included a definition of a Coyote for Democrats:

For the uninformed Americans #Coyotes pic.twitter.com/YyI230SpNP

— Nacho Libre (@dannyboeh) October 23, 2020

Also for the uninformed, here’s a clip of Joe Biden advocating for keeping illegal aliens who are arrested for driving drunk in the United States, saying he doesn’t count drunk driving as a felony.

Whoah. This is insane.

Biden says he will not deport illegal immigrants arrested for drunk driving.

Countless Americans have been needlessly killed in car wrecks caused by illegal immigrants drunk driving, yet Biden wants to look the other way.

Even the host looks shocked. pic.twitter.com/SrHiOilGyF

— Abigail Marone 🇺🇸 (@abigailmarone) February 19, 2020

 

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BREAKING: FBI to Interview Hunter Associate and Whistleblower Tony Bobulinski Today


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Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Friday announced that Hunter associate and whistleblower Tony Bobulinski informed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that the FBI asked him to sit for an interview today.

Tony Bobulinski is the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings which was a partnership between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family.

Bobulinski was previously scheduled to have an informal interview with the Senate Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Friday, but that interview was postponed to the “near future.”

NOW: @SenRonJohnson statement Bobulinski/FBI interview request READ: WASHINGTON — This morning lawyers for Tony Bobulinski informed the Senate Homeland Security + Governmental Affairs Committee + Senate Finance Committee that the FBI asked his client to sit for an interview today

— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) October 23, 2020

Johnson said “I expect Mr. Bobulinski will speak with our committee” and “fully share his insights into the Biden family’s business dealings.”

I am glad they are finally taking an interest in these concerning financial matters our Committees have been investigating for months,” Johnson said “I expect Mr. Bobulinski will speak with our committee” + “fully share his insights into the Biden family’s business dealings”

— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) October 23, 2020

Tony Bobulinski came forward earlier this week after he was implicated in emails released from Hunter Biden’s laptop from hell.

Bobulinski touched on several key points in his damning memo and impromptu press conference Thursday:

  • He confirmed “the Big Guy” AKA “the chairman” referred to in Hunter’s emails is indeed Joe Biden
  • He met with Joe Biden at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles in May of 2017 to discuss Hunter’s business deals in China
  • Mr. Bobulinski said he received an email concerning allocation of equity, which says 10% held by “H” for “the Big guy” in that email there’s no question that “H” stands for Hunter, and “big guy” for his father Joe Biden and Jim for Jim Biden
  • Bobulinski confirmed that he was warned by his business partner never to mention Joe Biden was involved in Hunter’s shady business dealings over email or text (only face to face) because the Bidens (Joe, Hunter and Jim Biden) were paranoid people would find out.
  • Bobulinski said Joe Biden was intimately involved in Hunter Biden’s overseas grift and influence peddling scheme
  • He confirmed the Bidens went behind his back and got paid millions by the Chinese in side deals outside of their contract

Tony Bobulinski said he is providing all of his electronic devices and other documents related to his business dealings with Hunter Biden to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and to the FBI.

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Why This Disastrous Experiment Also Hurt States that Did Not Lock Down

Imagine 100 people on a wholly deserted island. Life would be pretty dreadful, right? With only 100 people producing, work would be endless in return for very few of life’s comforts.

At which point imagine if suddenly a shipwreck deposited 100 more, able-bodied people on the same deserted, desperate island. Would the first 100 lose their jobs as a consequence of the arrival of the second batch of humans?

The obvious answer is no. In truth, 200 extra “hands” arriving onshore would signal boom times in a relative sense for everyone on the island. The more hands at work, the more that there would be work specialization. And when workers are specialized, they’re logically quite a bit more productive.

Looked at in a country sense, contrary to the view that China’s modern prosperity has been a threat to American workers, the happier truth is that it’s been a blessing. The division of labor is just another term for labor specialization. Just as automation has over time massively increased work productivity and the range of ways that humans could express their workplace talents, so has the entrance of hundreds of millions of humans into the global labor pool boosted productivity, and by extension, economic growth.

On the other hand, if suddenly China were to return to the command and control, collectivist policies that caused mass starvation in the country from the end of the WWII to the late 1970s, readers can rest assured that its exit from productive economic work would have a profoundly negative impact on the U.S. economy. U.S. equities would collapse too.

As Nobel Laureate Robert Mundell has long made plain, the only “closed economy” is the world economy. So much U.S. prosperity is a function of Chinese workers freeing U.S. workers from what they used to do, plus so much of it is a consequence of demand from Chinese workers for U.S. plenty. As is increasingly well known, Apple sells a 1/5th of its iPhones in China, it’s the second largest market for capitalist symbols Nike and McDonald’s, it’s the second largest box office for Hollywood. If China shuts down or goes communist in the collective sense, the pain will be substantial right here in the U.S.

Conversely, if the U.S. ever moves in a seriously collectivist direction, the subsequent global economic contraction will be brutal. In reality, we’ve seen a snapshot of this over the last several months. Thanks to the imposition of command-and-control policies in the U.S. that were a consequence of the lockdowns, economic growth plummeted in countries reliant on U.S. prosperity. Think Bangladesh, think El Salvador, think the Philippines. Even if all three countries had remained fully free amid global hysteria related to the virus, each would have been crushed by the economic errors made stateside.

Which brings us to Iowa. It was one of the states that didn’t lock down in response to the coronavirus. New York Times reporters Ben Casselman and Jim Tankersley have alerted their flock to a growth slowdown in the state despite. Supposedly Iowa’s economic struggles are a sign that lockdown opponents have overstated the impact of the latter on economic growth. No, they haven’t.

While it’s surely true that some businesses in Iowa chose (as Casselman and Tankersley make plain) to stay closed or to operate in limited capacity on their own, by their own admission the lack of lockdowns hasn’t been the same as a lack of rules. Though there weren’t lockdowns, there were and are restrictions that limit economic activity.

More important, it cannot be stressed enough that Iowa’s economy would have declined even if the state’s legislators hadn’t imposed any limits at all. To see why this is true, just re-read the opening paragraphs of this write-up.

Iowa isn’t just an economic portion of a U.S. whole, so it’s only natural that its economy would suffer the lockdown errors made in other states. Per Times reporter Patricia Cohen back in May, over 40 million American workers had filed for unemployment. Since Iowa is one of the U.S.’s “breadbaskets,” logic dictates that economic contraction elsewhere in the U.S. would harm Iowa much as contraction in China would harm the U.S. economy.

And then the loss of 40 million jobs would signal at least for a time, the exit of 80 million “hands” from the U.S. workforce. This is important when it’s remembered that even something as basic as the pencil is a consequence of global cooperation. Fewer workers means reduced productivity for workers overall because it means reduced labor division.

All of this in mind, the better way to address Iowa’s slow growth is to consider the unseen. How much more shrunken would the state’s economy be if the state had locked down in the way that California or New York had? That’s the more important measure.

In Cassleman and Tankersley’s case, their reporting on an economic slowdown in Iowa had a redundant quality. Naturally Iowa’s economy has contracted when it’s remembered that by April, a quarter of the U.S. economy was locked down, along with parts of the global economy. Slower growth was a given. One state or one country’s impoverishment doesn’t lift other states or countries; rather it impoverishes them in a relative sense.

That’s is so because wealth isn’t a fixed pie. Instead, wealth is created. And the more that labor is divided, the more economic growth overall.

In short, Casselman and Tankersley mis-spoke or mis-wrote. The lockdowns crushed the U.S. economy. Period. That they also infected the part of the U.S. and world not locked down was and is a statement of the obvious. The only “closed U.S. economy” is the U.S. economy.

Reprinted from RealClearMarkets

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CEO of Expensify Urges Customers to Vote for Biden or Risk Civil War Over Trump

David Barrett, the CEO of Expensify, sent an email Thursday to the company’s reported ten million customers urging them to vote for Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden or risk the possibility of a civil war over President Trump winning reelection.


David Barrett, Expensify promo image.

Excerpt from Protocol article with comments from Barrett:

Expensify’s CEO explains how he made the decision to tell all his customers to vote for Biden

David Barrett is afraid. Afraid that President Trump is unraveling democracy before his eyes. Afraid for his business that depends on having a functioning economy. Afraid for the future and what comes next.

What he’s not afraid of is speaking up and telling his customers that they should vote for Joe Biden.

Barrett spoke to Protocol Thursday night to explain how he made the unusual decision, just 12 days before the election, to email the users of his expense tracking software to tell them that “anything less than a vote for Biden is a vote against democracy.”

“I think that it’s easy to justify standing aside,” he told Protocol. “But I believe standing aside and doing nothing is an endorsement of the status quo. It’s not choosing not to participate, it is taking a stand in defense of the status quo. And so internally, we said, ‘Hey, it would be easy to do nothing. Nobody would criticize us if we did nothing. But doing nothing doesn’t actually accomplish anything.’”

Barrett’s email equated a vote for Trump to an endorsement for voter suppression and the dismantling of democracy. “Expensify depends on a functioning society and economy; not many expense reports get filed during a civil war,” he wrote. “As CEO of this business, it’s my job to plot a course through any storm — and all evidence suggests that another four (or as Trump has hinted — eight, or more?) years of Trump leadership will damage our democracy to such an extent, I’m obligated on behalf of shareholders to take any action I can to avoid it.”

It was a calculated choice, Barrett said: While it may be risky, he knew that sending it to more people meant that the message could be more effective.

“This wasn’t just me firing off an email out of the blue,” he said. “This was the result of an inclusive process that really engaged the whole company across a wide range of opinions. And this is a genuine effort just to make the world a better place using the tools at our disposal.”

End excerpt. Please read the complete Protocol article at this link.

Images of the email:


Text via Business Insider:

Subject: Protect democracy, vote for Biden.

I know you don’t want to hear this from me. And I guarantee I don’t want to say it. But we are facing an unprecedented attack on the foundations of democracy itself. If you are a US citizen, anything less than a vote for Biden is a vote against democracy.

That’s right, I’m saying a vote for Trump, a vote for a third-party candidate, or simply not voting at all — they’re all the same, and they all mean:

“I care more about my favorite issue than democracy. I believe Trump winning is more important than democracy. I am comfortable standing aside and allowing democracy to be methodically dismantled, in plain sight.”

If the polls are accurate, there’s a roughly 50% chance that you agree Trump needs to go. You know what to do: show up on November 3rd and vote for Biden. Or even better, don’t wait until then: vote today. Go to Vote.org if you need help figuring out how.

The rest of this email is intended to address the concerns of those who disagree, and I’ll try to take the most likely questions in turn:

Q: Why do you care so much about democracy?

Democracy is core to our business success, in a variety of ways. Internally, we are a famously “flat” organization — nobody reports to anyone else, and advancement is the result of meeting well defined criteria as judged by the vote of those who have already advanced. How we compensate each other is left up to a team vote as well. Even our external business model depends on individual employees “electing” to adopt Expensify as individuals, and then “campaigning” internally to get it adopted companywide. At every layer, democracy is our core competitive advantage — both as a company, and as a nation. But that advantage is only as strong as the clarity of our rules and the fairness of their application. Any attempt to disrupt the rules or apply them unfairly is a direct threat to the strength of our company, and the strength of our nation.

Q: What gives you the right to tell me what to do?

The first amendment. To be clear, you don’t need to listen. But the first amendment exists to encourage people like you and me to find some way to talk about the issues that matter, set aside our differences, and find a common ground on which to collectively govern 331 million citizens. Yes democratic self-rule can be inconvenient. But a burden of democracy is that this is literally our job, so I’m asking all of us to take it seriously.

Q: But you’re a company, shouldn’t you remain neutral?

Expensify depends on a functioning society and economy; not many expense reports get filed during a civil war. As CEO of this business, it’s my job to plot a course through any storm — and all evidence suggests that another 4 (or as Trump has hinted — 8, or more?) years of Trump leadership will damage our democracy to such an extent, I’m obligated on behalf of shareholders to take any action I can to avoid it. I am confident our democracy (and Expensify) can survive a Biden presidency. I can’t say the same about Trump. It’s truly as simple as that.

Q: Don’t you think you’re… exaggerating a bit?

I truly wish I was. I wouldn’t be sending this email if this election were just about “normal issues” — taxes, legislative priorities, healthcare, etc. But it isn’t. This election is a referendum on what limits, if any, we place on our elected leaders to govern us in a fair and representative way. This election will decide if widespread voter suppression is an acceptable governing tactic.

Q: Doesn’t everyone suppress votes?

Not like Trump. This is the most heavily litigated election in history, with over 300 lawsuits rushing through the courts before election day. And in every case, Biden is pushing to enable voters while Trump is pushing to suppress them. The trend couldn’t be more clear: Biden wants democracy, Trump does not. A vote for Trump is to endorse voter suppression, it really is very basic. This isn’t about party politics: if Biden were advocating for half of the voter suppression that Trump is actively doing, then I’d be fighting against Biden, too. This is bigger than politics as usual: this is about the very foundation of our nation.

Q: Isn’t Trump just trying to prevent voter fraud?

Voter fraud is virtually nonexistent, as overwhelmingly shown by data showcased by the White House itself. That data comes from the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank counting every single known case of voter fraud since 1948, which adds up to only 1,290 distinct votes over 78 years. In 2016 alone there were 138 million votes. There is just no credible argument that voter fraud is significant, even based on Trump’s own data.

Q: Isn’t Biden just using more widespread voting to get elected?

Absolutely. This is the heart of the issue. Biden believes that enabling more people to vote will help him win. Biden wins by promoting democracy; Trump wins by suppressing it. A vote for Biden is a vote for democracy.

Q: So what if Trump gets elected by voter suppression, all’s fair right?

Well that’s what we’re going to decide, on November 3rd. Do you want your elected official to win based on the merits of their ideas? Or based on the ruthlessness of their voter suppression? And if you’re ok with “just a little suppression” — where do you draw the line?

Q: Why send me this when the polls say Biden is going to win?

The polls said Trump was going to lose last time, and he didn’t. But even if the polls can be trusted, that might still not be enough. Trump has stated repeatedly he will only honor an election that he personally feels is fair. So much depending on his personal judgement is worrying, because he has rejected the overwhelming expert consensus that voter fraud has been negligible historically, and has also said he believes it would be impossible to lose a fair election. Accordingly, the only way to ensure a peaceful transition of power is to ensure this election is an overwhelming, undeniable landslide in favor of Biden. Any excuse to question the election is an opportunity for Trump to refuse to leave the White House, plunging this country into a Constitutional crisis bordering on civil war. No matter how slight that risk might be, the consequences of it happening would be so catastrophic to society and the economy, we need to do all we can to prevent it.

So one final plea. As a fellow citizen, I fully support and respect your Constitutional right to disagree — and as an avid supporter of democracy, I value that disagreement. Constructive, well-informed debate (hopefully using the most accurate, least biased news source available) is what makes this nation so exceptional.

But the Constitution is only as strong as the respect we give it. I’m asking you to cherish it close to your heart, and demand that those you elect do the same.

-david
Founder and CEO of Expensify

PS: Agree or disagree? Reply to this email to share your thoughts with Concierge, or hit me up on Twitter @dbarrett to discuss!

PPS: Want to do even more? Support the National Popular Vote to make every vote count equally toward the presidential election, even if you aren’t in one of the 12 states deciding this election.

PPPS: Are you annoyed that you received this as a non-US citizen? If you’re lucky enough to live in a democracy, then I’d encourage you to protect it and be willing to do uncomfortable things — like emailing millions of customers — to defend it.

Barrett said the statement was approved by a “group of top employees”, “Before sending it we had a long discussion, designed to be as inclusive and respectful as possible. In particular, we made a #factcheck Slack room where anyone can contest a factual claim and argue for/against it, then a group of top employees votes on our official opinion.”

Before sending it we had a long discussion, designed to be as inclusive and respectful as possible. In particular, we made a #factcheck Slack room where anyone can contest a factual claim and argue for/against it, then a group of top employees votes on our official opinion.

— David Barrett (@dbarrett) October 23, 2020

Unhappy client says Expensify replied with an insult when he cancelled his subscription, “To clarify, are you leaving because you dislike democracy and don’t want to defend it? Or is there something else?”

Expensify’s response to my email notifying of my intent to cancel my long time subscription: “To clarify, are you leaving because you dislike democracy and don’t want to defend it? Or is there something else?”

— darrentyler (@darrentyler) October 23, 2020

Screen grab of more unhappy customers:

Angry customers.

It’s clearly a marketing move, what’s happening is customers supporting no-vote or Trump are leaving, maybe some that support Biden but don’t like invasion of privacy.

Then the flip side is some biden supporters are saying they’ll do more business with them. pic.twitter.com/3TTzmTizQL

— Nadestraight (@Nadestraight) October 23, 2020

An unhappy customer posts the link to cancel Expensify accounts.

So… Anybody else get that @expensify email saying we’ll have a civil war if Biden isn’t elected. I got it. Wacko. We’ll be canceling our @expensify subscription today. Here’s FAQ on how you can do it, too: https://t.co/D46fNzATcy

— Tony Nash (@TonyNashNerd) October 23, 2020

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WATCH: Liberal Media Hacks Outraged and in Denial Over Hunter Biden’s Laptop Contents Including Biden Clan Financial Crimes and Disgusting Child Exploitation (VIDEO)

This is why no one trusts the mainstream liberal media.

Watch the liberal mainstream media deny and lash out at the Hunter Biden laptop story.

information was released earlier this week from the Hunter Biden laptop reveals debauchery, drugs, child exploitation and criminal pay-for-play schemes.

The liberal mainstream media and tech giants are hiding this information from the American public.

Many liberal pundits and activists are even blaming this on the Russians!

They are liars.
Never forget — The mainstream media is evil.

Via Varney and Co.:

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Report: Socialist Bernie Sanders Is Eyeing Labor Secretary Position with Joe Biden — The Bum Who Didn’t Earn His First Steady Paycheck Til He Was 40

According to Politico Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders is making a push to be nominated as labor secretary in a Joe Biden administration.

As Socialist Bernie Sanders campaigns for the job as Labor Secretary here is a good reminder of this man’s shameful jobs record.

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Bernie Sanders was a bum who didn’t earn a steady paycheck until he was 40 years old. He was a slob who lived in a shack with a dirt floor. He later wrote about masturbation and rape for left-wing rags for $50 a story. The Socialist then wormed his way into politics.
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Bernie had his electricity cut off a lot so he’d run an extension cord down to the basement. He couldn’t pay his bills.

And today he’s running for president so he can take your money and redistribute it.
Investor’s Business Daily reported:

Sanders spent most of his life as an angry radical and agitator who never accomplished much of anything. And yet now he thinks he deserves the power to run your life and your finances — “We will raise taxes;” he confirmed Monday, “yes, we will.”

One of his first jobs was registering people for food stamps, and it was all downhill from there.

Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor, and she soon left him. Penniless, he went on unemployment. Then he had a child out of wedlock. Desperate, he tried carpentry but could barely sink a nail. “He was a shi**y carpenter,” a friend told Politico Magazine. “His carpentry was not going to support him, and didn’t.”

Then he tried his hand freelancing for leftist rags, writing about “masturbation and rape” and other crudities for $50 a story. He drove around in a rusted-out, Bondo-covered VW bug with no working windshield wipers. Friends said he was “always poor” and his “electricity was turned off a lot.” They described him as a slob who kept a messy apartment — and this is what his friends had to say about him.

The only thing he was good at was talking … non-stop … about socialism and how the rich were ripping everybody off. “The whole quality of life in America is based on greed,” the bitter layabout said. “I believe in the redistribution of wealth in this nation.”

So he tried politics, starting his own socialist party. Four times he ran for Vermont public office, and four times he lost — badly. He never attracted more than single-digit support — even in the People’s Republic of Vermont. In his 1971 bid for U.S. Senate, the local press said the 30-year-old “Sanders describes himself as a carpenter who has worked with ‘disturbed children.’ ” In other words, a real winner.

He finally wormed his way into the Senate in 2006, where he still ranks as one of the poorest members of Congress. Save for a municipal pension, Sanders lists no assets in his name. All the assets provided in his financial disclosure form are his second wife’s. He does, however, have as much as $65,000 in credit-card debt.

Sure, Sanders may not be a hypocrite, but this is nothing to brag about. His worthless background contrasts sharply with the successful careers of other “outsiders” in the race for the White House, including a billionaire developer, a world-renowned neurosurgeon and a Fortune 500 CEO.

The choice in this election is shaping up to be a very clear one. It will likely boil down to a battle between those who create and produce wealth, and those who take it and redistribute it.

So it only makes sense that Democrats would look to Bernie to be their leader.

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Debate Recap: Joe Biden Denies He Said “Ban Fracking” – Then Promises to End the Entire Oil Industry

Last night was a disaster for Joe Biden and Democrats.

Joe’s collapse will affect the Democrat Party’s plans to steal close races with absentee and mail-in ballots.

Here are two points that significantly hurt China Joe’s chances in the November election.

1.) Joe Biden claimed he never said he was going to “ban fracking.”
He told Trump to look it up.

Trump did just that.

Here you go @JoeBiden! pic.twitter.com/UBqPJT85Pt

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2020

2.) Joe Biden then claimed he would end the oil industry entirely — not just fracking.
Because the world only has 10 years.

Joe is a perfect representative of today’s Democrat Party.

Biden denied saying he’d end fracking…

…and then said he’d end the ENTIRE U.S. OIL INDUSTRY?#Debates2020

— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) October 23, 2020

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Our COVID-19 Plan would Minimize Mortality and Lockdown-induced Collateral Damage

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Current COVID-19 lockdowns protect low-risk college students and young professional bankers, attorneys, journalists, scientists and others who can work from home, while older high-risk working-class people are risking their lives building the population immunity that will eventually protect us all.

While mortality is inevitable during a pandemic, the COVID-19 lockdown strategy has led to more than 220,000 deaths, with the urban working class carrying the heaviest burden. Many older workers have been forced to accept high mortality risk or increased poverty, or both. While the current lockdowns are less strict than in March, the lockdown and contact tracing strategy is the worst assault on the working class since segregation and the Vietnam War.

Lockdown policies have closed schools, businesses and churches, while not enforcing strict protocols to protect high-risk nursing home residents. University closures and the economic displacement caused by lockdowns have led millions of young adults to live with older parents, increasing regular close interactions across generations.

The “Focused Protection” plan in the Great Barrington Declaration would minimize both COVID-19 mortality and lockdown-induced collateral damage on other health outcomes. In line with pre-2020 pandemic preparedness plans, the declaration calls for better protecting the old and other high-risk groups, for whom COVID-19 is more dangerous than influenza.

By contrast, for children, COVID-19 is less dangerous than influenza. Children and low-risk young adults should be allowed to live near normal lives as they face greater medical, psychological and economic harms from lockdowns than from COVID-19. Immunity among low-risk young adults could also shorten the length of the pandemic, making it easier for older people to protect themselves.

Denying in-person teaching to students is harmful to their education and physical and mental health, with working-class children hardest hit. Online schooling puts a disproportional burden on our children, despite their own minimal risk.

For ages 1 to 15, Sweden kept day care and schools open throughout the height of the pandemic, and among the 1.8 million children of that age, there were zero COVID-19 deaths without masks used or physical distancing. Neither was there any excess risk for in-person teachers compared with the average of other professions.

Some argue that it is impossible to separate older and younger generations. While 100% separation is impossible, lockdowns have “successfully” shifted infection risk from the professional class to the working class and nursing home residents.

It is no more challenging to shift infection risk from high-mortality-risk older people to low-mortality-risk younger adults, including the young bankers, attorneys, journalists and scientists who are now protected.

Reprinted from USA Today

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Biden Tries to Clean Up Debate Comments on Closing Down Oil Industry, Claims Workers Won’t Lose Jobs

Democrat presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden tried to clean up his debate comment saying he would close down the oil industry, telling reporters afterward that he wants to end subsidies for fossil fuels and that “we’re not getting rid of fossil fuels for a long time.” Biden claimed workers will not lose their jobs and that they will be able to find new jobs in alternative energy.

Late in the debate held in Nashville Thursday night, President Trump steered Biden into an admission about his radical environmentalist plans, gently but persistently talking over moderator Kristen Welker in order to do so:

Welker: “Okay, I have one final question. If false…”

Trump: “Would he close down the oil industry? Would you close down the oil industry?”

Welker: “If false, if false…”

Biden: “By the way, I have a transition from the oil ministry, yes. I will transition.”

Trump: “Oh, that’s a big statement.”

Biden: “It is a big statement.”

Trump: “That’s a big statement.”

Biden: “Because I would stop…”

Welker: “Why would you do that?”

Biden: “Because the oil industry pollutes, significantly.”

Trump: “Oh, I see.”

Biden: “Here’s the deal. (Trump interrupts) If you’ll let me finish the statement. Because it has to be replaced by renewable energy over time. Over time. And I’d stop giving to the oil industry, I’d stop giving them federal subsidies. He won’t give federal subsidies to the gas, excuse me to the, to uh, solar and wind, why are we giving it to oil industry?”

Trump: “We actually do give it to solar and wind.”

Welker: “Alright. We have one final question.”

Trump: “That’s may be the biggest statement with in terms of business. That’s the biggest statement because what he’s saying is…”

Welker: “Okay, we have one final question. Mr. President…”

Trump: “…he is going to destroy the oil industry. Will you remember that Texas? Will you remember that Pennsylvania? Oklahoma? Ohio?”

Welker: “Okay, Vice President Biden, let me give you ten seconds to respond then I have to get to the final question. Vice President Biden.”

Biden: “He takes every thing out of context. But the point is, look, we have to move toward a net zero emissions. The first place to do that by the year 2035 is the energy production, by 2050: totally.”

Transcribed by TGP.

Short clip:

Trump: “Would you close down the oil industry?”

Biden: “I would transition from the oil industry, yes”

Trump: “That’s a big statement”

Biden: “That is a big statement”

That big statement will lose Joe Biden the election. His plan is too radical and will destroy our economy! pic.twitter.com/UVYXm8MmUv

— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) October 23, 2020

Longer clip:

Joe Biden: “I would transition from the oil industry, yes.”

Pres. Trump: “Oh. That’s a big statement.”

“It is a big statement.” https://t.co/zkoTdi6727 #Debates2020 pic.twitter.com/Eh24bXuDkh

— ABC News (@ABC) October 23, 2020

Following the debate the Biden campaign made an initial clean-up effort:

“Some pretty serious damage control coming now from the Biden camp which says Biden was referring to ending oil subsidies. “We are talking about oil subsides. I think he was very clear in his answer he was saying that he would like to eliminate oil subsidies.” — Kate Bedingfield (Deputy campaign manager.)

Some pretty serious damage control coming now from the Biden camp which says Biden was referring to ending oil subsidies.

“We are talking about oil subsides. I think he was very clear in his answer he was saying that he would like to eliminate oil subsidies.” — Kate Bedingfield

— Ari Natter (@AriNatter) October 23, 2020

Biden later spoke to reporters on the tarmac before he flew out of Nashville:

How did the debate go? “Well, that’s for the public to judge,” Biden said. “I felt good about it and I thought the moderator did a good job of making it run smoothly … It was a much more rational debate than the first one. I got a chance to speak to the American public.” pic.twitter.com/Mj3GLs5zWG

— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) October 23, 2020

Biden: “Eventually were going to have to go to oil, but we’re not getting rid of fossil fuels. We’re getting rid of the subsidies for fossil fuels, but we’re not getting rid of fossil fuels for a long time. It will not be gone for (inaudible) probably 2050.”

Reporter: “You’re saying basically millions of people in those industries are going to lose their jobs?”

Biden: “Well, they’re not going to lose their jobs. And besides, they’re gonna…there are a lot more jobs that are gonna be created in other alternatives.”

Per pool report, reporters ask Biden follow-up questions on his oil debate comment: pic.twitter.com/0jfDCC6JlA

— Emily Larsen (@emilyelarsen) October 23, 2020

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President Trump’s Approval with Black Voters Soars to 46% After Debate Win Over Joe “Predator” Biden

It’s happening.
After 50 years of absolute Democrat corruption and destruction the black community is looking for change.
And it’s not going to be with Joe “You Ain’t Black” Biden.

Last night’s debate was devastating for Joe Biden and the Democrats.
Depite a favorable list of topics and a biased liberal moderator, Joe Biden could not seal the deal.
Biden flopped.

And President Trump pounding Joe Biden on his outrageous comments in the 90’s about “predator” young black males hit the target.

On Friday Rasmussen Report’s numbers on black voters and Trump was up to 46%!

This is devastating news for Democrats who need at least 80% of the black vote to remain relevant.

Morning Reader Data Points:

National Daily Black Likely Voter Job Approval For @POTUS – October 19-23, 2020

Mon 10/19 – 25%
Tue 10/20 – 24%
Wed 10/21 – 31%
Thu 10/22 – 37%
Fri 10/23 – 46%

— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) October 23, 2020

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Germany’s Jüdische Rundschau: President Trump’s Top Ten Accomplishments – A European Perspective

The U.S. President’s list of little-known achievements which the mainstream media completely ignore

Republished with permission by Robert Schütze at Jüdische Rundschau.

Donald Trump has been President for almost four years now. He’s a straight-talker. He has a very different style than Barack Obama. He questions politics as usual and thinks out of the box. That’s all Never-Trump journos and politicians need to attack and demonize him, to undermine all his great successes, to portray him as unliked and unpopular, and to blame him for all the ills of the world.

If we take a neutral, objective view of Trump’s first term, however, without all the Trump derangement, we are left with an astonishing success list. So, without further ado, here are Trump’s Top Ten!

1.) Israel and Iran

Ex-President Obama left the Middle East in shambles for his successor. He ruined US relations with Israel, the only democracy in the region, and wooed the tyrants in Teheran instead. Trump more than normalized the relationship with Israel right off the bat, and restored the firm stance of previous US administrations toward Iranian President Hassan Rohani’s destabilizing regime. Trump knows Iran is a clear and present danger in the Mideast. Iranian-controlled militias are fighting in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, with the goal of creating a Shi’ite crescent from Persia to Lebanon. On January 8, 2020, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard shot down a Ukrainian aircraft flying to Kiev from Teheran, killing all 176 aboard, mostly Iranians. The regime didn’t admit its guilt until after several days of denial. When people marched in protest against the regime’s lies, the secret police used violence to silence them.

Violence against their own people is no exception for the regime in Teheran, it’s the rule. In 2015, there were 977 executions in Iran by hanging or stoning – the most executions in the world after China – including several public hangings and executions for religious reasons, after terrible torture. On the world list of press freedom, Iran ranks 173rd out of 180 nations.

“Donald, let me tell you how much your new foreign policy toward Iran means,” said Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in the name of almost all Mideast leaders, for almost all of Iran’s Sunni neighbors feel threatened by its bellicose policies. The shared enemy has united the Arab states with Israel and created the chance for a major peace deal for Israel and the “Palestinian” territories. To this end, Trump will even woo Saudi Arabia. Many Arab states are now prepared to rethink their hostility toward Israel. The prudent steps Donald Trump began in 2017 are bearing fruit now: The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed the historic Abraham Accord peace deal with Israel at the White House on Sept. 15, normalizing relationships and the assumption of diplomatic relationships. There hasn’t been a positive development like this in decades in the Mideast. Several people have nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. Unlike his predecessor, who received the award 2009 without actually having done anything, Trump actually may deserve it.

European and our own German politicians like to belittle Trump’s huge steps toward peace to distract from their own lies and misjudgements. They don’t understand how finally moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, often promised by his predecessors but never followed through on, the liquidation of dangerous Iranian terror mastermind Qassem Suleimani in January, and Netanyahu’s steps toward recognizing Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria (called the “West Bank” in the media) were all puzzle pieces in Trump’s long-game peace plan, demonstrating strength and resolve, putting Iran in its place with hardly any consequences, and putting the pieces in place for successful negotiations and possible concessions to the Arab states.

2. Destroying the Islamic State

In contrast to all his predecessors,  Trump has not started any new wars, but contained, prevented or even ended several wars. When he took office, the so-called “Islamic State” was the worst crisis hot spot in the world. The brutality they unleashed on the region was unspeakable and a serious threat – not only to the Mideast, but to the whole world, thanks to terrorist squads sent in all directions. Ex-President Obama called IS the “junior varsity team” and yet failed to stop it. Some say he even permitted its growth. Obama installed Brett McGurk, one of the best Syria and Iraq hands, to fight the IS terrorist militia 2015. McGurk constantly visited the front lines of the US-led anti-terror alliance’s battle against IS. In a press conference 2017, he admitted efforts had picked up significantly since Donald Trump took office, due to the new administration’s smarter strategy, letting commanders in the field call the shots instead of the White House. Also, the Trump administration made sure not to let defeated IS fighters in Northern Syria escape, for instance. Communication channels with the Russian leadership backing Assad in Syria were also improved. Attacks on IS were coordinated with the Russians, and a cease-fire arranged for Southern Syria to avoid any further bloodshed between Russian-backed Syrian government troops and the US-supported opposition forces.

In October 2019, the US Delta Force tracked down IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in northern Syria, chased him into an underground tunnel, into which he dragged two children as human shields and finally blew himself up with the innocent kids. Thanks to Donald Trump’s resolute actions, peace broke out all over the unstable Mideast, which should technically allow many of the so-called refugees in Europe to go home again and help rebuild their country, as the Syrian government has encouraged them to do.

3. The Silent Death of TTIP

In 2015-2016, hundreds of thousands of mostly left-wing protestors went out on the streets in Germany against TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, some of the largest protests in Germany in recent years. The ruling Merkel government in Berlin and the Obama administration had already agreed on the transatlantic free trade deal. The protestors, including many radical leftists and communists waving red flags or wearing Soviet Red Army uniforms, feared an erosion of consumer protection and food regulations, and an American take-over of the German economy. Trump needed one day to dump a deal that had been 10 years in the making, fulfilling one of his major campaign promises. But did the left-wing opponents give him any credit for it? Hardly. No one mentions the fact he did what they were demanding so loudly. In their eyes, the Bad Orange Man can do no good.

4. Lowest US Unemployment in 50 Years

In late 2019, unemployment in the United States fell to its lowest level in 50 years. According to the US Department of Labor, the unemployment rate was just 3.5 percent, the lowest it has been since 1969. For black workers, the rate even fell to an all-time low. So Trump has brought more black people into the work force than his black predecessor. At the beginning of the year the labor market in the USA was doing better than that in Germany. Like everywhere in the world, US unemployment has risen due to COVID-19, of course – but since May, it has been falling sharply again. In contrast, German unemployment only began to recover in September, and much more slowly. The president quickly recognized the COVID epidemic is less dangerous than feared, and promptly got the economy going again.

5. Economy and Stock Market Boom

All the pundits and prophets were wrong about the stock market, just like they were about 2016 US election results. Instead of falling by five to ten percent, as Deutsche Bank and Hypovereinsbank forecast for the major stock indices after Donald Trump won the election, the Dow Jones had its best weekly result since 2011 and rose to a new all-time high at 18,934 points in the week after the election.

The stock market has been booming ever since the Republican took office. All the major indices are up – despite the brief COVID slump. Trump’s policies are manna for the markets. On August 1, 2017, he proudly tweeted: “Stock Market could hit all-time high (again) 22,000 today. Was 18,000 only 6 months ago on Election Day. Mainstream media seldom mentions!” In 2019, the US economy grew by 2.3 percent. In Germany, growth was only 0.6 percent.

6. Stopping North Korea with China’s Help

President Trump prevented the conflict with dictator Kim Jong Un from escalating – first with tough talk, then with tough sanctions. For the first time, he was able to get China to participate in joint import and export restrictions for North Korea, via the UN Security Council. Beijing has usually been Pyongyang’s most important ally and trade partner. Now, the US and China stand together against North Korean aggression. Experts believe the sanctions will prevent nuclear missiles components being smuggled into North Korea. Trump wants to force the dictator to sign a disarmament treaty. Meanwhile, mainstream media are so misguided they portray the democratically elected US President and the crazy tyrant as “equally dangerous”.

7. Trump’s Lasting Popularity

Donald Trump won the 2016 US election hands down, despite all the polls and predictions. Crowds still throng his rallies. Celebs like Hollywood legends Clint Eastwood and Jon Voight, singer-actress Jessica Simpson, “Look who’s talking!” star Kirstie Alley, singer Kid Rock, martial artist and actor Chuck Norris, wrestler Hulk Hogan, Kim Kardashian or African-American superstars Mike Tyson and Kanye West support him.

However, ever since he took office, mainstream media on both sides of the Atlantic have wanted us to believe Trump is unpopular in the USA and only won the election due to “Russian meddling.” In support of this crazy left-wing conspiracy theory, they regularly cite opinion polls, such as “Gallup: Only 37 percent of Americans back Trump policies” (dpa, March 20). On May 11, the “Zeit” and the Berlin “Tagesspiegel” headlined: “Donald Trump Poll: US voters call Trump an Idiot”.  Reporting on a survey by the Washington Post and ABC, Austria’s “Presse” writes: “Trump’s Popularity Nose-Dives”.

But does anyone ever take a closer look at these “surveys”?

In all of these surveys, the sample group was never more than 1,500 out of a total US population of 328 million, making these numbers about as representative as a drop of water for the Atlantic Ocean. Even though these polls are in no way representative, the media suggest they represent the opinion of the entire American population. If we take a closer look at the survey in particular, according to which “US voters call Trump an Idiot”, we find only 39 out of 1,000 respondents called the US President an “Idiot”. This minimal value was enough for mainstream journalists to write countless inflammatory anti-Trump headlines of the worst kind.

However, there have been several popularity indicators in recent years in which Trump and his party did surprisingly well:

In June 2017, special elections were held in four US states for seats in the House of Representatives, several million voters were eligible to vote. In Kansas, Montana, Georgia and South Carolina, Republican candidates clearly prevailed over Democrats.

In the midterm elections on November 6, 2018, all Americans were called to the polls for the House of Representatives, as well as several Senators as well as governors. Trump’s Republicans did well. The president’s party almost always loses seats in the House of Representatives in midterms. Like his Democratic predecessors Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Trump also lost the majority in the House, but the Democrats before him lost significantly more seats, and Bill Clinton even lost the Senate majority two years after his election as president. Trump’s results were exactly the opposite: Republicans did not lose seats in the Senate, but were able to expand their lead by two senators. Republican candidates also won important gubernatorial elections in Florida, Ohio, Georgia and Alaska. The midterms clearly showed above-average support for Trump.

Instead of trying to pass useful legislation that would help the country, the Democratic leadership used their newly-won majority in the House of Representatives to launch a hopeless impeachment against Trump, which – as expected – failed miserably in February 2020. Not even all the House Democrats voted in favor of the most spurious impeachment in US history. However, the wholly superfluous sham cost American taxpayers several million dollars.

8. Campaign Promise Fulfilled: Reducing Illegal Immigration

One of Donald Trump’s main campaign promises in 2016 was to reduce and deter illegal immigration. Like most of his promises, he kept this one in no time. The last remaining gaps in the border fortifications between Mexico and the USA (where border fences and walls were erected by his predecessors decades ago) are being closed.

Until these last gaps are closed, border controls have been tightened. Immediately after he took office, the US President hired 10,000 new ICE officers and 5,000 border patrol officers. The impact quickly became evident: In 2017, illegal border crossings in the southern United States fell to its lowest level in 17 years, falling by over 60 percent between January and April 2017 alone. Trump also hired more immigration justices to help catch up on the deportation backlog.

Trump used money from various sources to build the wall, including $ 2.5 billion from the defense budget. He also plans to have solar panels mounted on the wall to produce green energy and partially finance itself.

In 2019, Trump concluded key deals with Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, which stipulate migrants must apply for asylum in the respective Central American countries they enter on their way to the USA. Otherwise, they can be sent back. Mexico also committed to deploy its National Guard and improve its own border fences and walls to limit migration to the USA from the south. Ever since then, illegal border crossings to the USA have continued to fall significantly – by 84 percent between May 2019 and May 2020.

As an additional border security measure, Trump imposed entry restrictions on people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Venezuela and North Korea. “As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm. I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens and who will be hard-working and productive,” he said. Trump wants to protect his country from terrorist tourism from unstable states that can barely control their own borders, or that don’t exchange security data during visa checks. Leftist judges in lower federal courts tried to override the  restrictions, but the US Supreme Court ruled the restrictions were legal and should be applied. A huge achievement for the US government and citizens.

In contrast to European leaders like Angela Merkel, Donald Trump proved borders can be enforced. Doing what Trump did in the USA could have prevented a lot of suffering in Germany, the country Trump’s grandparents are from. In July 2016, a Syrian asylum seeker set off a bomb in Ansbach, Bavaria, injuring twelve people, three of them seriously. Germany’s borders have been wide open for years, which the German people are paying for with a major spike in crime. According to German Federal Police, rapes rose by about 60 percent from 36,532 in 2015 to 57,616 in 2019. In 2018, asylum seekers committed at least 16 rapes per day. These are only the cases that have been solved, and is by no means the total of all daily rapes by migrants. Since German media rarely report these facts correctly, Trump made the world aware of the increase in crime in this country with a tweet June 18, 2018:

“The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition. Crime in Germany is way up. Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!”

9. COVID-19

Most mainstream media failed utterly in the COVID crisis. Instead of providing neutral, objective information, they used scare tactics to fuel people’s fears. In regard to Donald Trump, the misreporting was particularly bad:

As probably the only Western leader, the US president has privately been intensely concerned with the dangers of viruses, germs and bacteria for decades. As early as 2004, he warned against shaking hands in his book “Think Like a Billionaire”! He prefers a Japanese-style bow, because he knows how pathogens are transmitted. There are good reasons for his interest in the subject: His grandfather died of the Spanish flu.

During the Corona crisis, German mainstream media left no stone unturned to portray US President Donald Trump as an ignorant clown. As so often, this is a gross distortion of reality. In stark contrast to the German government, he acted decisively and quickly to prevent entry from the hot spots in China, Iran and the EU (Jan. 31st from China, March 12th from the EU: entry restrictions for Iranians have been in place for a long time). In Germany, however, planes from China, Iran and Italy were still arriving weeks later. Passengers arriving on those flights were neither checked nor isolated. Especially ironic was the fact that passengers from Germany arriving in China had to be quarantined in March, while Chinese entering Germany did not.

Travelers from high-risk countries only had to give their address at German airports, which is standard for every flight internationally anyway. The German Ministry of Health recommended people returning from Italy quarantine themselves voluntarily! At that time, there were massive restrictions on public life in Germany already. Once again, foreigners were treated less strictly than native citizens. It’s unclear how many infected people were able to sneak in due to inadequate German screening. This dangerous negligence of the Merkel government was only stopped by EU rules.

On March 15, 2020, Jan Dams reported in the “Welt” newspaper that, according to sources in the German government, US President Donald Trump was allegedly trying to secure a vaccine allegedly developed by Tübingen biotech startup CureVac exclusively for the United States. This bogus nonsense –  which caused a temporary uptick in the CureVac share price – was parroted uncritically by almost all German media and became one of the most read stories of the month online in Germany. The gist was clear: The Bad Orange Man only cares about Americans and wants the rest of the world to die! US Ambassador in Berlin Richard Grenell quickly labeled the report untrue on Twitter. The Tübingen-based company itself also denied any knowledge of a US buyout attempt on Twitter: “CureVac has not received from the US government or related entities an offer before, during and since the Task Force meeting in the White House on March 2. CureVac rejects all allegations from press.” The quick debunking did not prevent the German media from parroting this fake news. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD), Green Party co-chair Katrin Göring-Eckardt (Greens) and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) also participated in these dangerous scare tactics. It is still unclear which government official was the source for this dud and why, but at least it distracted from the Berlin government’s haphazard corona policy.

At the end of April, mainstream media gave the impression Trump had recommended swallowing or injecting disinfectant against corona. This was nonsense. At a press conference, Trump encouraged scientists to press ahead with the search for a vaccine and to explore all avenues. Trump himself recommended the tried and true malarial drug hydroxychloroquine and has already taken it personally. In many cases, it shows positive effects. There was no such impetus from German politicians in terms of COVID treatment. At the end of June, when there were practically no corona deaths in Germany, the German government launched a completely ineffective COVID app, which cost taxpayers around 70 million Euros.

Based on his experts, Trump predicted in February the COVID pandemic would soon subside on its own. Many journalists mocked him for this, but that is exactly what happened in most all countries so far – regardless whether they took countermeasures or not. Since May, for example, the death rate has fallen in Sweden, Great Britain, Germany and also in the USA (according to government statistics offices). In Sweden, the country with the least COVID measures, the death rate has been barely measurable for months – as in Germany. In countries where the death rate hasn’t declined yet, the pandemic usually started later. Trump’s prediction was correct and reassuring for Americans, instead of frightening them like Angela Merkel with a constant barrage of new scare numbers.

What the media won’t tell you is the fact that the number of infections and the number of deaths – used to incite fear – hardly matter. Only seen a minimal percentage of cases display COVID symptoms, and it is often not clear whether victims died “of COVID” or “with COVID.” According to the CDC,  COVID is the sole cause of death in only six percent of all Covid-19 deaths. For all other so-called COVID  fatalities in the USA, there were an average of 2.6 co-morbidities also potentially responsible for the deaths. So Trump knew his October 2 COVID infection is no big deal. Brazil’s President Bolsonaro and British Prime Minister Johnson also survived their infections fairly well.

The only figures that matter are total mortality in the first half of 2020 (all deaths in a country – regardless of the cause of death). Only by comparing these total numbers with the previous year can one see whether there is excess mortality from COVID in a country, and how the death rate has developed (all deaths in relation to the total population). According to studies by several government offices – including the Federal Statistics Office in Wiesbaden, there was no excess mortality in Germany due to COVID. The 2018 death rate was much higher, due to the flu epidemic. The comparison of the death rates in Germany and the USA reveals a truth that is frightening for Germany: Although the USA has an increased absolute number of deaths in the 1st half of 2020, the American death rate of 0.48 in this period is actually lower than Germany’s 0.58.

Naturally, the media never mention the fact that the vast majority of US corona deaths so far were been reported in the Democrat-run state of New York.

10. Obamacare

If you ask an Obama fan what their candidate’s greatest achievement is, Obamacare may be the only thing they can think of, after a long pause. The fact is, Obamacare was an unmitigated disaster!

Mainstream journalists want us to believe Obamacare is the best thing that ever happened to Americans since the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Obamacare is, of course, perfect and shouldn’t be changed because it was an Obama project. If you believe the media, evil Trump wants to abolish oh-so-perfect Obamacare. But is that true?

First of all, only a tiny fraction of the American population chose to be insured under Obamacare. Many of them would rather pay the Individual Mandate penalty because Obama’s pet project only offers rudimentary protection, there are long wait times at the doctor,  and you often have to pay extra. Insurance monopolies have emerged in some states that exclude options and impede free competition, to the detriment of patients. Three quarters of Obamacare  insurances are in the red due to regulations and depend on government subsidies. High premiums are becoming widespread and getting more expensive. For millions of people, their  perfectly fine insurance policies suddenly became invalid. Employers are deterred from creating jobs because they fear more costly insurance red tape. In short, Obama’s health reform is not healthy, and in need of reformed.

US citizens and their President have recognized this. Republicans do not want to abolish Health Care, they want to change it: More choice, more competition, lower premiums. For example, instead of fines, Trumpcare provides incentives like tax breaks for US citizens who are still struggling with their insurance. On May 5, 2017, the House of Representatives approved a revision of the Affordable Care Act – a first successful step. The fact that there is still no substitute for Obamacare is not because representatives see no need for reform, but because they want even more far-reaching reforms. or have not yet been able to agree on a draft bill. Meanwhile, Trump has helped patients with an executive order enabling them to buy insurance from cheaper insurance companies in other states.

This article was originally published by Jüdische Rundschau, Germany’s leading conservative Jewish monthly. Translated by Collin McMahon.

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Google is Not a Monopoly

The US Department of Justice has filed a complaint against “Monopolist Google for Violating Antitrust Laws.” Google is the biggest player in the world of internet search and the company has come under fire in recent weeks for allegedly rigging search results for political reasons, but Google isn’t a monopoly. There are a lot of firms in the spaces where Google does business, and as far as I know they don’t have any special privileges from the government that deliberately bar people from competing with them. Big? Yes. A “monopoly?” No. I’m sure if we looked closely enough we could find people at the Googleplex committing a host of sins. Being a “monopoly” isn’t one of them.

When people use the word “monopoly” they mean “really big company with a lot of market share.” There’s nothing necessarily wrong with this. “Monopoly” means, however, either “the only firm in an industry” or “a firm with explicit, government-granted privileges that prevent other people from competing with it.” I don’t think Google fits the bill.

First, Google isn’t the only firm in the search and search advertising space–or web browsing, or word processing, or any of the other fields in which Google does business. Within my Google Chrome browser yesterday, I was able to switch my default search engine from Google to DuckDuckGo with just a few clicks. I could delete Chrome and have Safari, Opera, Firefox, or Brave running the way I want it in a matter of minutes. I’m typing this in Google Docs, but it wouldn’t be hard to switch to Word, Pages, a typewriter, quill and ink on parchment, or another word processing solution. 

I don’t use Google products because they’re the only feasible option or because switching from one platform to another is particularly onerous. I use Google products because they offer convenience and quality at a price of $0. While the Department of Justice worries about Google’s market power and innovation, the ease of switching to a different browser or search engine keeps them on their innovative toes. There’s a lot of information in what people do compared to what they say, and computer users have voted and continue to vote for Google products. I saw a “Most Interesting Man in the World” meme one time that illustrates this nicely. It was captioned “I don’t always open Internet Explorer, But When I Do, It’s to Download Chrome.” I listen to a lot of productivity podcasts and have written a bit in that space before, and a sizable chunk of the productivity industry consists of evaluating apps and software. Some of Google’s market position is likely explained by inertia, but it’s probably not that much. 

If you build a better browser, people will beat a path to your door because switching costs are pretty low. I’m a couple of weeks into trying to learn my way around a new app or piece of software every week and I have a computer upgrade coming next month, and my phone is just about due for a replacement. This means I’ll be reevaluating my browser choices pretty soon (if you have any suggestions, please let me know). For all its alleged control over the market and control over consumers, Google couldn’t make Google Glass, Google Buzz, and Google+ work, and those are now one with Nineveh and Tyre. If only government agencies had the kind of “market power” that forces them to close when it’s clear they’re wasting resources!

Second, what Randall Holcombe called Political Capitalism flourishes in the world of antitrust regulation. In a 1985 article in the International Review of Law and Economics that should be a classic, Thomas J. DiLorenzo explains “The Origins of Antitrust: An Interest Group Perspective.” Fred McChesney relies on it for his article on Antitrust in the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. DiLorenzo found that the allegedly-market-restricting trusts were expanding output and lowering prices more rapidly than the rest of the economy. If the trusts were monopolizers, they would be restricting output and raising prices; McChesney points out that even the muckraker Ida Tarbell and the “trustbuster” Theodore Roosevelt admitted that the trusts were raising output and lowering prices. 

In the golden age of trustbusting and antitrust, big firms were being singled out and punished for doing exactly what we expect to see in a vigorously competitive market: expanding output and lowering prices. Judge Learned Hand’s decision in United States v. Aluminum Co. of America (1945) is remarkable in its explanation of Alcoa’s alleged crimes of expanding output and lowering prices and his claim that “…it is no excuse for ‘monopolizing’ a market that the monopoly has not been used to extract from the consumer moore than a ‘fair’ profit.” Alcoa’s crime was not that they served consumers poorly. It was that they served them too well.

Third, the markets Google is alleged to have monopolized–Internet search and Internet search advertising–didn’t exist a few decades ago. The basis for prosecution, then, seems incoherent. Why do we prosecute Google for monopolizing a market they have largely created rather than people who could have invented Internet search and Internet search advertising but didn’t? In an abstract sense, we could have had everything Google does centuries or millennia ago had our ancestors been more inventive. Moreover, there are all sorts of innovations our grandchildren will enjoy that we could enjoy too if only people would innovate more. It’s not clear why Google is blameworthy while a cluster of lawyers and activists–to say nothing of people like us who are using the tools Google created in order to denounce it–who could have started a tech company but chose not to are either blameless or heroic.

When Whole Foods and Wild Oats merged, they attracted antitrust attention because they might monopolize the market for “premium natural and organic supermarkets.” This seems like an oddly narrow definition of the market for groceries, particularly given how many decidedly non-premium, non-natural, and non-organic supermarkets like Walmart have hustled to add more and more premium, natural, and organic products to compete with Whole Foods.

Finally, even if Google is an insidious, welfare-reducing monopoly, I’m not sure I trust the federal government to fix it. If you have the time and the stomach for it, look up clips of Google CEO Sundar Pichal and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying before Congress. It’s political theater that is simply painful to watch. I understand that a lot of what the inquisitors were doing was just posturing for the camera, but I got a headache watching Pichal calmly explain to a member of the committee that he wouldn’t know whether or not Google could track his movements on an Apple product without seeing first of all whether or not he had downloaded any Google apps and second of all what his settings were.

Google is a lot of things. Maybe they have become evil, as the left would tell us when alleging that YouTube’s algorithms are unwittingly supporting, galvanizing, and expanding the alt-right or as the right would tell us when alleging that Google’s search results are rigged to advance a progressive agenda. The charge of “monopoly” doesn’t stick, though, because it’s pretty easy for people who don’t want what Google has to offer to take their business elsewhere.