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Internet Explodes With Rumors About Redskins Owner Dan Snyder: ‘Was On Epstein’s List’; ‘Pimped Out’ Cheerleaders

The Washington Redskins have bigger problems than their team name.

Rumors have swirled all week that The Washington Post is set to publish an exposé on the team, which reportedly will contain numerous bombshells. But the internet can’t wait: Speculation hit full boil on Thursday, prompting a few stories to boot (for the record: we don’t know a thing and are just passing along all the speculation.)

“Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder faces sex trafficking allegations; Internet says, ‘He was on Epstein’s list,’” Meaww.com wrote.

National Football League team Washington Redskins’ majority owner Daniel Snyder has found himself in trouble yet again and this time it’s allegedly for sex trafficking. The minority shareholders are apparently looking at bringing him down citing inappropriate and unchaste behavior as one of the major reasons…

“… users on the internet wondered if the article would be about his alleged involvement in sex trafficking as one user wrote, “Dan Snyder was sex trafficking? Yeah I knew he was an unlikeable ass but I didn’t think it would be that extreme. My god.” Another added, “Dan Snyder. The Washington Redskins owner is getting popped for sex trafficking. He was on Epstein’s list too.”

“Dan Snyder ousted by scandal?” CalvinAyre.com wrote.

Dan Snyder started to trend on Twitter on Thursday morning, and those deep into the team’s gossip have some suspicion as to why. Rumors have it that the Washington Post is working on a piece that will expose a huge scandal that could force Snyder into selling the team … The Washington football scene, both on Twitter and Reddit, is going wild with speculation. What could be a scandal big enough that could force Snyder out? Drugs? Mismanagement of funds? Player harassment?

Meaww.com noted that Snyder is no stranger to controversy.

Daniel had been at the center of similar controversies back in the day when the Redskins cheerleaders were sent off to Costa Rica for a week-long trip that included topless photoshoots. In a Times story, several unnamed girls shared detailed accounts of what went down at the resort they were put up in. This was followed by a spate of accusations against the Redskins’ management team that they were pimping out cheerleaders to male sponsors and suite holders. “At one of my friend’s shoots, we were basically standing around her like a human barricade because she was basically naked, so we could keep the guys from seeing her,” a cheerleader told Times.

Bodies are already falling all over the FedEx field. The Redskins fired Director of Pro Personnel Alex Santos and Assistant Director of Pro Personnel Richard Mann II, who allegedly will be named in whatever mess The Post reveals. Chief Content Officer and “voice of the Redskins” Larry Michael also suddenly announced his retirement on Wednesday after 16+ years with the club.

Twitter was abuzz with speculation. “They pimped out their cheerleaders to season ticket holders while holding their passports from them in a foreign country and nothing happened to Dan Snyder. The dude is made of Teflon. I’ll believe that he’ll be forced to sell the team when I see it actually happen,” one user wrote.

They pimped out their cheerleaders to season ticket holders while holding their passports from them in a foreign country and nothing happened to Dan Snyder.

The dude is made of Teflon. I’ll believe that he’ll be forced to sell the team when I see it actually happen. https://t.co/UXDc8Ms0AZ

— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) July 16, 2020

Sports reporters in the D.C. area also chimed in, but few gave specifics.

If this Washington (Name TBD) news is anywhere near true…

Shit is gonna be BONKERS

— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) July 16, 2020

The warped and toxic culture of the Washington Football Team is about to be exposed in a sickening fashion … Again

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) July 14, 2020

There is much more going on at Redskins Park than a name change.

I’m told by a source there will be some more news that comes out tomorrow other than the name change.

And it’s not good.

I did not get specifics, but get ready people.

— Scott Abraham (@ScottABC7) July 13, 2020

And one other rumor: The Washington Post is owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos. Should Snyder be ousted, Bezos could well buy the team — with his walking-around money. Food for thought.

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WATCH: President Trump Calls Out Biden’s Record On China (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump was at his White House Rose Garden speech recently and stated, “Joe Biden’s entire career has been a gift to the Chinese Communist Party and to the calamity of errors that they’ve made.”

Joe Biden supported China’s entry into the World Trade Organization, one of the greatest geopolitical and economic disasters in world history. If you look at China, you look at the moment they joined the World Trade, they were flatlining for years and years and years and decades.”

Click below to watch his full speech!

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JUST IN: FBI Leading Federal Inquiry Into Twitter “Hack”

The FBI is leading a federal inquiry into Wednesday’s Twitter ‘hack,’ Reuters reported.

On Wednesday Twitter accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, Mike Bloomberg, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and other high profile people with blue checkmarks were taken over by ‘hackers.’

The hackers used the accounts to request money be sent to a Bitcoin wallet, which raked in tens of thousands of dollars in minutes.

It turns out the ‘hacking’ was an inside job, according to tech reporters.

The ‘hackers’ also revealed Twitter uses a panel to control accounts, shadowban and censor users.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey lied to Congress about targeting conservatives.

Twitter employees manually censor and blacklist users.

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NFL Star Arrested During Louisville Protest at Kentucky AG’s Home – Faces Felony Charges for Intimidating Participant in Legal Process

Houston Texans’ wide receiver Kenny Stills was arrested on Tuesday after protesting on the lawn in front of the home of the Kentucky Attorney General.

Stills and over 80 other protesters were arrested for the invasion and disturbance.

Kenny Stills was protesting the death of Breonna Taylor who was shot by police during a home invasion.

Kenny’s agent defended Stills.
Via TMZ.

Kenny Stills:
– stood on a lawn
– asked for justice
– got arrested

Cops that killed Breonna Taylor:
– kicked in her door
– killed her
– didn’t get arrested@KSTiLLS has officially spent more time in jail fighting for justice than the known killers who killed Breonna Taylor.

— Ryan Williams (@RyanWilliamsA1) July 15, 2020

The protesters face felony charges for intimidating a participant in the legal process.
Democrats don’t care.
They’d rather harass opponents and break the law.

The protest was live streamed.

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Roger Stone Responds To Latest Smears By Huffington Post, Washington Post

In an exclusive comment to The Gateway Pundit, an inaccurate account by Howard Fineman and another smear from the Washington Post, two noted proponents of the Mueller witch-hunt and part of the coup effort to overthrow President Trump, has drawn a strong rebuke from Trump advisor Roger Stone.

Fineman alleges that Stone helped Trump cover up for some imagined crime by President Trump. The deranged leftist journalist’s twitter is littered with hate for both President Trump and his longtime friend Roger Stone, who’s sentence to nearly 4-years in prison, by a corrupt Obama-appointed judge and all Democrat DC jury,  President Trump bravely and courageously decided to commute.

“I have made clear repeatedly that I would never bear false witness against President Trump. The media have disingenuously and shamelessly spun my comments regarding my refusal to do so to suit their own agenda. Howard Fineman’s reporting in particular is based solely on his own twisted version of my words. At no time did I imply that I knew of misconduct on the President’s part or that I remained silent regarding misconduct in return for an act of clemency. That is not true.”

Since Stone’s commutation, the left-wing media and Democrats have launched an aggressive attack on President Trump and Stone, insisting that both be charged with new imaginary crimes and dragged before extremely biased grand juries.

“It was not a revelation that Mueller was trying to get to the President through other people. Dozens of witnesses have said so. In fact, during a March 14th, 2019 trip to D.C., A.U.S.A. Jeannie Rhee asked to see my counsel at the U.S. Attorney’s office where she informed them that the prosecutors wanted me to cooperate with the Muller investigation by providing evidence that I communicated with the Russians to help the Trump campaign win the 2016 election. In return they would have provided me with unspecified leniency. I would not lie to fit their narrative. Thus I refused to bear false witness against the President. I have said this repeatedly and it has been widely reported which is why I said the President is aware of it.”

Unlike many others surrounding Trump, like his former attorney Michael Cohen, Stone never bended to the demented will of the hyper-partisan Mueller hit-squad of politically motivated prosecutors and investigators. Despite the loss of his life-savings, health insurance, home, and the safety of his family and friends… Stone courageously refused to agree to bear false witness against President Trump.

Even though Mueller’s team had nearly three years to prove their case, this new effort to launch another investigation into Stone and Trump confirms that they never had any evidence or documentation to back up their claims of Russian-collusion or wrong-doing in the 2016 election from the get.

“Mueller with full subpoena power examined all of my emails, text messages, and phone calls, as well as all of my records and found no evidence to support this claim by Mr. Fineman. If the case were otherwise, they would have charged me accordingly and the Mueller Report would have highlighted that. Even when unredacted, the Mueller Report does not make this claim against either the President or me.”

 

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Attorney General Bill Barr Slams the CCP, Says China Secretly Pressuring US Business Leaders (VIDEO)

US Attorney General Bill Barr on Thursday delivered a speech on China policy at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

Barr slammed the CCP and said China is secretly coercing and pressuring US business leaders.

“The CCP has long used public threats of retaliation and barred market access to exert influence,” Barr said. “More recently, however, the CCP has also stepped up behind the scenes efforts to cultivate and coerce American business executives to further its political objectives.”

Barr continued, “Efforts that are all the more pernicious because they are largely hidden from public view.”

Barr said this presents a significant threat because “hiding behind American voices allows the Chinese government to elevate its influence campaigns and put a friendly face on its pro-regime policies.”

Barr also called out universities in the US that take money from China and kowtow to the CCP by silencing speech or canceling events on topics considered “controversial by Beijing.”

WATCH:

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Facebook Appoints Corrupt Mueller Prosecutor As “Content Policy Chief”

In a stunning move, Facebook announced yesterday that they have hired former lead Stone prosecutor and Mueller witch-hunt conspirator Michael Marando to be their “Chief Counsel” who will be in charge of setting content guidelines.

During the pre-trial jury selection process, Marando and Judge Amy Berman Jackson tried to arrest this GP journalist for exposing the blatant jury bias unfolding as the jurors were evaluated and selected in the early days of Stone’s November trial in 2019.

A MUST-READ: How Mueller Thugs Targeted and Abused This Gateway Pundit Journalist and Conservative Activists During the Stone Investigation

This Gateway Pundit reporter joined Owen Shroyer during his War Room show on Infowars to discuss the hiring of Mr. Marando and why it signals the long expected death of remaining conservative or right-leaning accounts that support America First policies and the re-election of President Trump on Facebook.

Roger Stone decried Facebook’s hire as well, commenting on the hire exclusively to TGP.

“It appears to me that Mr. Marando played some move in the recent role by Facebook to illegally censor me. In view of the fact that multiple witnesses have signed affidavits that Marando openly bragged that he knew that my posting on Instagram was not a crosshairs, but was in fact the trademarked logo of the organization that created the image I posted of Judge Amy Berman Jackson, I will soon be moving aggressively to disbar Mr. Marando. I don’t know how Facebook will feel about having a Chief Counsel who is no longer licensed to practice law representing their company.”

Marando’s hire comes after a years long investigation into Stone and this Gateway Pundit reporters social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram, where they deemed our proclaiming Roger Stone’s innocence and then pushed for his pardon or commutation. Facebook’s investigation, lead by the Soros funded research company Graphika, deemed this content to be “inauthentic” and “misinformation.”

Breaking: Facebook and Instagram Delete Roger Stone’s Accounts Leading Up to his Incarceration

 

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Twitter “Hack” an Inside Job – Reveals Shadowbanning Tool Is Manual and Not Accidental — Exposes Tech Giant’s Massive Censorship Operation

On Wednesday the Twitter account belonging to former Vice President Joe Biden was hacked, the account belonging to former President Barack Obama was hacked shortly after.

Many other massive figures and accounts were also hacked, including Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, Mike Bloomberg, Elon Musk, Uber, Warren Buffet, Apple and Bill Gates.

The hackers used the accounts to request money be sent to a Bitcoin wallet, which raked in tens of thousands of dollars in minutes.

Senator Josh Hawley wrote to Twitter following the massive security breach to explain the extent of the breach and how this was possible.

.@HawleyMO sent a letter to @jack tonight requesting more info about this massive Twitter security breach, including how many were compromised. “A successful attack on your system’s servers represents a threat to all of your users’ privacy and data security.” pic.twitter.com/HZGhqCxTN4

— Kelli Ford (@KelliAFord) July 16, 2020

Following the hacker attack on Twitter user Haseeb Awan posted this claiming the hack was accomplished by the work of a Twitter insider.

Here is one of the screenshots of the Twitter panel for a particular user.

The Twitter “hack” revealed the apparatus behind Twitter censorship of users.

Mike Cernovich argued Twitter manually edits trends something they previously said did not happen.

Twitters admin panel has a button to “blacklist trends.”

So yeah twitter lied, they manually edit trends. The ones advocating violence are kept up. By their choice.

They aren’t a platform. They are a publisher.

Abolish Section 230.

— Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 16, 2020

Yesterday’s “hack” revealed Twitter manually edits trends and manufactures consent, something they previously testified did not happen!

And Twitter is taking down tweets that reveal their lies.

pic.twitter.com/nUoUpG3Thn

— Samir (@samir_gartner) July 16, 2020

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey may have lied during congressional testimony.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but does this not constitute proof that Jack lied during his House testimony? And wouldn’t that constitute perjury?

— lordbitememan (@lordbitememan) July 16, 2020

Twitter has a long history of censoring and shadow-baning conservative voices.

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Commie Bill De Blasio Brags About Fewer People in NYC Jails – Ignores 200% Rise in Violent Crime

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio bragged this morning about having fewer people in New York City jails than any time since World War II.

De Blasio then added, “And we are safer for it and better for it.”

DE BLASIO: “We now have fewer people in our jails than any time since WW2 and we are safer for it and better for it” pic.twitter.com/isOM3P8yZ4

— Checked Elitist Poso (@JackPosobiec) July 16, 2020

New York City released 1,500 inmates in April due to coronavirus.

Shootings were up 205% in June in New York City compared to a year earlier.
Burglaries were up 75% in the next month.
In June in New York City murders doubled the numbers from the previous year.

De Blasio is either ignorant or a complete liar or both!

The New York City mayor got shredded on Twitter:

Tony Shaffer:

Wow…with 250% increase in violent crime…this is like the Joker becoming mayor of Gotham City…pure insanity… https://t.co/m3ivzNfkmk

— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) July 16, 2020

Former NYC Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik:

.@NYGovCuomo Please listen to @NYCMayor’s words. He is either completely delusional or believes that New Yorkers are idiots. He needs to be recalled, or whatever it takes to remove him from power and stop his intentional destruction of New York City. https://t.co/Yy5iescnj2

— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) July 16, 2020

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Do We Really Need More Movie Sequels? If the Market Says So, Then Yes We Do

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It’s the age of franchises, sequels, and long-running shows. Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth installment of the Thor series, is slated to appear in 2022. Disney has given the green light to a fourth Star Wars trilogy tentatively slated for release in 2022, 2024, and 2026. The fourth season of Stranger Things is in the works. The 1980s cartoon ThunderCats is being rebooted as ThunderCats Roar. Just as Bernie Sanders asked if we really need so many different kinds of deodorant, you might be tempted to ask “Do we really need so many sequels, repackagings, and reboots?”

I don’t know the mind of God and cannot tell you for certain whether we really need these in some cosmic sense. If sequels and reboots pass the market test, however, then I think that is a pretty decisive test for whether people “need” them or not.

“But sequels are hardly ever as good as the original.” There are exceptions, of course. The second installment of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire was excellent (the third was…not). Many Star Wars fans think The Empire Strikes Back is the best of the series. The Dark Knight was better than Batman Begins. My daughter’s favorite movie is Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment in that series.

Generally, though, sequels tend not to be as good as the originals. The Jaws, Rocky, and 80s-90s Batman franchises being among the best examples. The first season of Stranger Things was exquisite. Seasons 2 and 3 were entertaining, but they weren’t as good as the original. They’ve set up for the fourth season, and I expect it to be like seasons 2 and 3: entertaining sci-fi/horror stories soaked in 1980s nostalgia, but I doubt they will be able to match season 1 (I would be happy to be wrong). I have still never seen the Matrix sequels as far as I can remember.

Part of the mediocrity of sequels is explained by mean reversion. Think about a baseball player who has a series of great games and ends up on the cover of Sports Illustrated. His performance then falls off. It’s not the dreaded “SI Cover Jinx.” It’s the fact that his run of excellence was unusual and his post-SI performance was more normal. The average movie, book, or TV show is mediocre, so we shouldn’t be surprised that the sequel to a great movie, book, or TV show is also mediocre.

This seems depressing. Why do we have so many mediocre sequels? The short answer is that it’s profitable. People will do things until doing it one more time is just barely worth it. Sequels to a smash hit might not bring in the same kind of money, but they might bring in enough for it to still be worthwhile to make them. A studio makes a mediocre sequel that brings in $100,000,001 and costs $100,000,000 once all the costs, including the alternative uses of the money are accounted for, has chosen wisely according to the market test. It should not surprise us, then, that the final seasons of a show or the umpteenth sequel to a blockbuster isn’t that great.

The market test is decisive. A profit is a pat on the back from the invisible hand saying, “Good job; you have taken labor, time, capital, cameras, and so on and used them to produce something that people found more valuable as measured by their willingness to vote for it with their hard-earned dollars.” A loss is a smack in the face from the invisible hand saying, “Poor job; you have wasted scarce resources that would have been better used making a different movie or maybe not even making a movie at all.” Disney had to change its long-run strategy after Solo: A Star Wars Story struggled at the box office. Disney, of course, makes a fair amount of money thanks to absurd intellectual property rules, but I suspect that most of their detractors would still decry them even if they didn’t.

My inner artiste wants to turn my nose up and sneer at the fact that it’s all about the money. But then I catch myself: who am I, I wonder, to attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals? People express their preference for movie sequels by spending their money to see them rather than highbrow fare. I’m free to think they are making mistakes, and I am free to try to persuade them to do something else. I do not have the right, however, to foist upon them my vision of what is good and tasteful–or to pick their pockets to fund what I think is good and tasteful when they would much rather spend that money on a ticket to see Blowed Up 4: The Blow-Uppening or whatever is popular these days.

Studios make sequels because they expect them to be profitable. This is a good thing, though, because they are working to make Mickey and Minnie Moviegoer better off as Mickey and Minnie choose to define it according to their own preferences, values, goals, and opportunities. That is very important: market tests encourage people to provide for people as they actually are, not as we might imagine them to be. Does that mean a lot of vulgar output? Yes, it does–”vulgar” literally means “of, relating to, or constituting the ordinary people of society.” In a free market, their money speaks just as loudly as anyone else’s.

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Initial Claims for Unemployment Benefits Shrank Again but Remain High

Labor-market conditions remain in flux as some workers are getting called back to work while others are still being cut. The last two jobs reports showed big gains in employment and big drops in unemployment, yet new claims for unemployment benefits continue at historically high levels.

Initial claims for unemployment insurance totaled 1.30 million for the week ending July 11, marking the seventeenth consecutive week of historically massive layoffs following the implementation of business and consumer lockdowns intended to fight the COVID-19 pandemic (see chart). However, claims have slowed for the fifteenth straight week after registering 6.87 million for the week ending March 28 and have been below 1.5 million for the last four weeks. However, the declining trend in initial claims appears to be flattening with claims holding at historically high levels. Recent news stories have suggested that the claims numbers may be inaccurate or inflated as government processors attempt to catch up on backlogs of filings.

The national Employment Situation report for June was released on Thursday, July 2 and showed a gain of 4.8 million jobs following a 2.7 million rise in May, as reported in the establishment survey portion of the report. The total number of officially unemployed fell to 17.8 million in June, a drop of 3.2 million from the 21.0 million in May (and from 23.1 million in April – see chart). The number of officially unemployed in February before lockdowns were implemented was just 5.8 million, as reported in the household survey portion of the report.

The unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent (though the Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that improper responses likely underreported the rate and is likely about 1 point higher, near 12 percent) versus 13.3 percent in May (and nearly 20 percent if corrections were made to the April number). The previous cycle peak in the unemployment rate was 10 percent in October 2009 while the highest unemployment rate since 1950 came in November 1982 at 10.7 percent. Though data collection was much less reliable, the unemployment rate following the Great Depression was estimated to have peaked at about 25 percent in 1933.

The sharp gains in employment, sharp drops in unemployment and the declining but still historically high level of initial claims appear somewhat contradictory, suggesting either problems with data or enormous churn in the labor market, or perhaps a bit of both. Regardless, with new COVID-19 cases surging around much of the country, the emerging recovery is at risk from consumer retrenchment and reinstated lockdown policies.

The next Employment Situation report covering the month of July is due out on Friday, August 7.

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Watch: BLM Replaces Torn Down Statue With One of Their Own – Gets Hauled Away in a Dumpster the Next Day

An artist replaced a statue that was toppled in the UK last month with a resin statue of a Black Lives Matter protester who had climbed on top of the base for a photo following the vandalism — it was appropriately hauled off in a dumpster the next day.

UPDATE: The Bristol #AntifaBLM statue was hauled away in a garbage truck this morning.

I still fully expect this crap to happen in the US though so be ready regardless. pic.twitter.com/TRalX6U7Jc

— (@LucidCaucasity) July 16, 2020

“I understand people want expression, but the statue has been put up without permission,” the mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, said in a post on Twitter on Wednesday. “Anything put on the plinth outside of the process we’ve put in place will have to be removed.”

I understand people want expression, but the statue has been put up without permission.

Anything put on the plinth outside of the process we’ve put in place will have to be removed.

The people of Bristol will decide its future. https://t.co/dEsZF9kNRt

— Marvin Rees (@MarvinJRees) July 15, 2020

A crew came and took the statue down early Thursday morning. The Bristol City Council announced that they will hold the statue at a local museum for the artist to either come pick up or donate.

The resin statue, created by British artist Marc Quinn, featured a woman making the black power fist. The bronze statue that they had torn down was of merchant and slave trader Edward Colston, who is honored all over Bristol for the amount of money that he spent on charitable work in the area.

In 1808, David Hughson described Colston as “the great benefactor of the city of Bristol, who, in his lifetime, expended more than 70,000L. [£] in charitable institutions.”

Liberals kneeled before the statue and made the black power gesture after it was unveiled, and a brave woman filming them scolded them for their actions.

It was not put up by the city therefore it’s not illegal to pull it down. Get it done today! pic.twitter.com/6Jixfm05Ys

— (@LucidCaucasity) July 15, 2020

CNN reports, “the work, officially titled ‘A Surge of Power (Jen Reid) 2020,’ is intended to be temporary. The artist confirmed that he did not received permission from authorities to erect the statue. Should the artwork be sold, Quinn said that profits will be donated to two charities, chosen by Reid, that promote the inclusion of Black history in school curricula.”

The divisive and politically charged statue sparked elation from the left, and outrage from the right. Many called for the statue celebrating the violent movement to be torn down.

Oh no no no. That is offensive. Pull it down! What’s good for one is good for all! https://t.co/rCcQn7NPiT

— DissentingOpinion (@DissentingOpin1) July 15, 2020

I told you this would happen. They rip down our statues and replace them with their own. This is not about “equality” this is about black supremacy.

If this is allowed to stand you know the White race is DONE. TEAR IT DOWN TODAY! https://t.co/u43Khwk0UZ pic.twitter.com/TLW7ReJT2h

— (@LucidCaucasity) July 15, 2020

Tear it down https://t.co/qXeTyIrdrG

— Ralph Malph (@RalphMa33563799) July 15, 2020

Americans, be ready to take down the statues to black supremacy that are about to start popping up in America. Get right with the fact that you’ll be arrested doing it, get bail funds ready and such. It’s coming.

— (@LucidCaucasity) July 15, 2020

UPDATE: The city has said that they did not approve the statue and it will be removed.

**UPDATE**
Bristol city council on the abomination of a BLM Marxist statue on the spot where they destroyed the Edward Colston one – have said they didn’t allow it & it will be removed.

Not good enough, there’s no way they didn’t know, two huge trucks & channel 4 on hand. Liars!

— BuzzingBee ⚪ (@Buzzing__Bee) July 15, 2020

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Retail Spending Returned to Trend in June

Retail sales and food-services spending posted another strong gain in June, rising 7.5 percent from the prior month following an 18.2 percent record surge in May and two devastating declines in March and April. The gains likely reflected the continued easing of restrictions on many businesses across the economy. However, with new COVID-19 cases surging around much of the country, the emerging recovery is at risk from consumer retrenchment and reinstated lockdown policies.

Excluding motor vehicle and gas categories, core retail sales and food services were up 6.7 percent in June after a 12.1 percent jump in May. The gains over the past two months have almost completely offset the declines from March and April, leaving the June tally for total retail sales and food services 1.1 percent above the June 2019 level while core retail sales and food services are 1.6 percent above year ago levels (see top of first chart). The June gains put total retail sales just 0.2 percent below the eight-year trend while core retail sales are just 0.6 percent below trend (see bottom of first chart).

Gains were broad-based across industries led by a 105.1 percent surge for clothing and accessory stores, followed by a 37.4 percent leap for electronics and appliance stores, a 32.5 percent rise in furniture and home furnishings, a 26.5 percent jump in sporting-goods, hobby, musical-instrument, and bookstores, and a 20.0 percent gain for food services (see second chart).

Nonstore retail sales fell 2.4 percent for the month and along with food stores (-1.2 percent), and building materials, gardening equipment and supplies dealers (-0.3 percent), were the only major categories to show a decline for the month. Seven of the 13 spending categories in the report still show a decline from a year ago.

Retail sales rose sharply again in June as the effects of widespread quarantines and lockdowns were eased. Businesses and consumers are coming out of the policy-induced economic coma but a full return to pre-pandemic conditions is likely many months, and possibly many quarters, away though some industries and sectors of the economy will recover more quickly than others. However, threats to the recovery are rising along with the resurging spread of COVID-19.

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Sham Bailout Statistics Shroud Shutdown Tyranny

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Last month, I wrote a piece here condemning the Trump administration for refusing to disclose the beneficiaries of bailouts authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The following day, the Trump administration reversed course and promised to reveal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan recipients. 

On July 2, Trump proclaimed that PPP is “saving and supporting the jobs of tens of millions of American workers” and the program “has been a tremendous success, levels that nobody has ever seen before.” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin boasted last month that PPP is “supporting an estimated 50 million jobs.”

We don’t need to worry because benevolent, damn-near-omniscient saviors will rescue the economy from the shutdown ravages that frightened and demagogic politicians have inflicted, right? 

But the Trump team’s data is farcically inaccurate. Last month, the Small Business Administration, which administers the PPP, told the Associated Press that it was “too consumed by the urgent effort of helping small businesses through the economic downturn to provide” data on where the loans went. But the SBA has now specified how many jobs were retained for each PPP loan. While Congress slumbers, the Washington Post speedily crunched the numbers. 

PPP loans – a.k.a. “Magic Beans” – are so effective that they saved more jobs than the total number of employees in at least 15 industries. Landscape architecture firms “retained 114,000 jobs — more than three times the number of people who worked in that sector in 2019,” the Post reported. The SBA also claimed that the PPP loans “preserved tens of thousands more jobs than are known to exist in other industry sectors,” including specialty food stores, cattle ranching, performing arts companies, corn and wheat farming, and fishing.

The SBA reported that a Washington state sprinkler system installer “retained more than 500 jobs” thanks to PPP but the firm has only 20 employees. A Georgia company that sells air guns and shipping bags was credited with saving 500+ jobs but has less than ten people on its payroll. Similarly, a Texas church was credited with retaining 500+ jobs – a true miracle, considering the church has only 12 employees. 

Trump administration officials ignored plenty of warning signs of its “dumpster fire” bailout data. Wells Fargo issued almost 4,000 PPP loans and “every single applicant listed nothing in the jobs field, according to the SBA data,” the Post reported. Whatever.

According to a garbled email that an unnamed Treasury Department official sent the Post, the Trump administration concocted the 50+ million claim on PPP jobs based largely on the fat that “the average small business employee compensation for a 2.5-month period for 51 million employees totals approximately $520 billion.” Since the PPP has doled out more than $500 billion…. Voila! 

There was never any reason to expect PPP to be anything except a train wreck. For decades, the Small Business Administration has consistently produced more boondoggles and scandals than any other (previously) half-pint federal agency. Thirty-five years ago, the Post described the SBA as a “petty cash drawer for members of Congress, who pop it open whenever they need a few dollars for the folks back home.” Congress made sure the COVID bailout package was written so that members of Congress could personally make out like bandits from the federal cash geyser. 

Is the Trump administration relying on an Afghan model for responding to the pandemic? During the Obama administration, the Agency for International Development ludicrously evaluated its foreign aid programs in Afghanistan based on their “burn rate” – whether they were spending money as quickly as possible, almost regardless of the results. AID’s “burn rate” fixation produced endless absurdities, including collapsing school buildings, impassable roads, failed electrification projects, and phantom health clinics. Not surprisingly, vast Afghan corruption is the clearest legacy of AID’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” handouts. It would be naive to expect happier results from the SBA’s “spending so fast we can’t explain what we are doing” panacea. 

Since the start of the pandemic, politicians have entitled themselves to inflict unlimited economic damage as long as they also shovel out almost unlimited handouts. PPP helps politicians shirk responsibility for the economic wreckage from sweeping shutdown orders with little or no connection to protecting public health. Political and bureaucratic dictates have helped bankrupt thousands of businesses since March. But since politicians are showering other businesses with handouts, it balances out, right? This is “macroeconomics justice” that ignores due process and fair treatment of individual Americans.

There is no reason to assume that Trump’s policies are better than his PPP data. Since the onset of the pandemic, both political parties and officials at all levels of government have often performed dismally. The biggest mistake Americans could make would be to permit politicians to absolve themselves now by giving away more of other people’s money.

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MO Senator Hawley Asks DOJ to Open Civil Rights Investigation into St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office for Targeting McCloskeys

Senator Josh Hawley asked the Department of Justice Thursday to open a civil rights investigation on St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner and her office for violating the rights of local residents Mark and Patricia McCloskey.

The McCloskeys made headlines after they defended their home from a mob of hundreds of Black Lives Matter activiststs who broke into the gated community in June.

Gardner has sent police to their home at least twice with search warrants.

This morning I have asked the Department of Justice to open a civil rights investigation into the St Louis Circuit Attorneys Office. Targeting law abiding citizens who exercise constitutionally protected rights for investigation & prosecution is an abuse of power https://t.co/lg9GbisWgd

— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) July 16, 2020

FOX 2 Now reported:

Senator Josh Hawley is calling for a federal civil rights investigation into St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner after claiming she is “targeting the McCloskey family for using firearms to defend themselves and their property against a mob of protesters”.

Hawley sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr Thursday morning accusing Gardner of abusing her power in handling the investigation.

“This is an unacceptable abuse of power and threat to the Second Amendment, and I urge you to consider a federal civil rights investigation into the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office to determine whether this investigation and impending prosecution violates this family’s constitutional rights,” Hawley wrote.

The McCloskeys were seen pointing firearms at protesters as they walked past their home the night of June 28. The protesters were on their way to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s home in response to Krewson reading the names and addresses of people calling for the police to be defunded.

Read the rest here.

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That Civilized Relic: A Monetary System as Good as Gold

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John Maynard Keynes, the progenitor of modern macroeconomics, famously dismissed the gold standard as a “barbarous relic.” Commodity monies have been held in low regard by economists ever since. The disdain has spread to noneconomists in policy making circles, as well. 

Dr. Judy Shelton is a rare exception. She is a well-known defender of the gold standard. For this reason, her nomination to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors has been somewhat controversial. Even the Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee seemed concerned about her support for gold. (Shelton directed the Sound Money Project, before it was acquired by AIER. I have been associated with the project since 2014.) 

The legislators’ hesitance to confirm Dr. Shelton’s nomination seems to have waned. The committee confirmation vote has been scheduled. Nevertheless, it is both interesting and distressing that supporting the gold standard runs the risk of making one a persona non grata, even in supposedly pro-market circles.

The low regard economists and policymakers have for the gold standard is unfounded. Sadly, many of these supposed “experts” are almost completely innocent of monetary history. To the extent that they are schooled in monetary economics at all, their education is largely theoretical. They can recite the standard academic boilerplate about how a perfectly managed fiat money system outperforms a perfectly operating commodity money system. It seems never to have occurred to them that the relevant comparison is actually existing fiat systems versus actually existing commodity systems. On this margin, the historical evidence is strongly suggestive if not definitive. In practice, the gold standard provides a better anchor for inflation expectations without an obvious cost in terms of lower output or higher unemployment.

Technically, there is no such thing as the gold standard. There were many gold standards. Some use the term to denote a system where physical gold coins are used as money. Others use it to mean any system where a given volume of gold is the unit of account and the medium of redemption for bank liabilities. And others still use it to refer specifically to the “classical” or “international” gold standard, which prevailed from 1879-1914. For the purposes of this essay, I use “gold standard” to mean the US experience under the National Banking System (1863-1914), starting in 1879, when the US retired the last of its lingering Civil War liabilities (greenbacks) and resumed gold redeemability.

If the gold standard were really so inferior to fiat money managed by modern central banks, you would expect it to show up in the historical time series. As it turns out, the evidence suggests the opposite. 

In a 2012 paper, George Selgin, William Lastrapes, and Lawrence White rigorously compared the pre- and post-Fed periods in US economic history. Their findings are clear: even if you ignore the “learning curve” period from 1913 to 1945, there is scant evidence the Fed helped to stabilize markets. In addition to the long-run decline in the purchasing power of the dollar, the Fed period saw more instances of macroeconomic stability, not less. Furthermore, even over the short run, the purchasing power of money (the inverse of the price level) became less predictable. 

The comparison provides an even more damning criticism of fiat money systems when one considers that (1) the US dollar has been one of the better-managed fiat monies and (2) the National Banking System had several known deficiencies. Examples include the requirement that banknotes be backed by government bonds and prohibitions against branch banking, which made the system rather unstable. And yet, the Fed was not an obvious improvement.

Many of these results were confirmed by my AIER colleague, Thomas Hogan, in a 2015 paper. Hogan also subjects the pre- and post-Fed periods to scrutiny. Once again, discretionary central banking is found wanting. Inflation has been higher under the Fed, while GDP growth has been lower. Inflation volatility, a key measure of monetary predictability, was worse under the Fed, too. And, yet, GDP was no less volatile under the Fed. So much for the superiority of fiat money. 

As my friend and coauthor Bryan Cutsinger puts it, the gold standard apparently is “superior in some respects and no worse in others.” Rather than an antiquated holdover retarding economic performance, the gold standard was a crucial component of the impressive economic growth that occurred during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is a period in Western history sometimes referred to as La Belle Époque: an era of peace and prosperity, driven largely by the growth of commerce and the extension of markets. That, in turn, depended upon the Western nations’ commitment to sound money, in the form of gold redeemability.

The inescapable conclusion is that gold is no “barbarous relic,” as Keynes maintained. If anything, it is a civilizing force. Don’t let anyone tell you the gold standard is a macroeconomic burden. It just isn’t true. 

The gold standard isn’t perfect. No system is. But it has many virtues. A strong case can be made that it’s the best of all feasible institutional alternatives. As my dissertation adviser, Lawrence White, puts it: The gold standard is still the gold standard among monetary systems.

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Biden Campaign Chair Cedric Richmond Compares Trump Voters to David Duke Voters – Says There’s More Secret Biden Voters than Trump Voters

Joe Biden Campaign Chair Cedric Richmond joined FOX and Friends this morning to discuss the current state of the campaign.

During his discussion with Brian Kilmeade Richmond compared Trump voters to David Duke voters in the United States.

When he was asked about this comparison he said, “Well, I’m using it as an example as secret voters and people who voted  for someone who may not have great character.”

Cedric Richmond then suggested there are likely more secret Joe Biden voters than Donald Trump voters because it’s so hard to stand up to this president(?)  Well, Mitt Romney certainly doesn’t think so!

And finally Richmond said he wants “fact-checkers” to post notes live on the TV screen during the debates.  That way the left can dominate with their bias on live TV.

Via FOX and Friends.

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TGP’s Joe Hoft “The Man Who First Exposed the COVID-19 Hoax” says NY Gov Cuomo “Should be Investigated and Looked at for Murder” on Infowars (VIDEO)

The Gateway Pundit’s Joe Hoft was on the Alex Jones Show at InfoWars on Tuesday.  The topic of the discussion was almost exclusively related to the China coronavirus and actions in the US and worldwide. 

The title of the interview on InfoWars was: “Meet The Man who First Exposed the Covid-19 Hoax”

Alex shared this because back on March 17, 2020, Jim Hoft, the creator of the Gateway Pundit, (and myself), Joe Hoft his twin brother were on with Alex Jones.  We discussed the following which no one else was saying at the time – that the numbers for predicted coronavirus deaths were way overstated.  We pointed out that the mortality predictions from the WHO were fraudulent.  Below is a post with a link to that discussion:

Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft and Joe Hoft from Hong Kong Discuss Coronavirus Outbreak in Asia on Infowars with Alex Jones (VIDEO)

Our discussion in March centered around this article where we pointed out the WHO’s numbers were fraudulent – Alex Jones gives us credit as being the first to expose the COVID-19 hoax:

EXCLUSIVE: Evidence Shows Director General of World Health Organization Severely Overstated the Fatality Rate of the Coronavirus Leading to the Greatest Global Panic in History

On Tuesday Joe Hoft had his first follow up with Alex since the March discussion. Lots has happened and has been reported since then. One individual took a section of this interview and put it in a tweet. In this part of the discussion I pointed out how the actions of New York Governor Cuomo were criminal when he mandated sick COVID-19 patients be placed back in New York nursing homes. Cuomo should be investigated for murder:

@JoeHoft professional statistician from HK, brother of Jim @gatewaypundit #GWP on Cuomo. Joe echoes our sentiments, Cuomo should be investigated for murder.

We should also add, racketeering 👀pic.twitter.com/lvs0679NNN

— wlctv.ca (@wlctv_ca) July 15, 2020

Below is the entire interview with Alex Jones on Tuesday:

The actions of the Deep State, China and others related to the China coronavirus are all part of a ‘rolling coup’ attempt to remove President Trump from office.  Unfortunately, people’s lives have been destroyed and people have even died in the process.

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EXCLUSIVE: The Open Society Foundation Funded by George Soros Supported Groups and Individuals Behind US Riots Since 2014

In 2015 the Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) and Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) offered funding for travel expenses for individuals and groups.  These funds ran $300 for individuals and $1,000 for groups (assumed daily).

A list of individuals paid by MORE was later released by MORE.

MORE didn’t magically obtain money to fund the riots it was participating in.  The money behind the riots was provided by the Open Society Foundation.  This group is funded by George Soros.

(We reported Soros has recently contributed $220 million to Black Lives Matter (BLM).)

The individual who received the funding and organized the payments to rioters was Jeff Ordower.  He found his work profitable enough to buy a large house in St. Louis.  But his large house caused some participants to challenge what he was doing with the money he received.

Ordower was an organizer for ACORN and the SEIU.  He was also paid for his expenses and was given bonuses for his work.

The groups getting paid for the riots also include Palestinians who also complained about what they were being paid.

The riots in the US today are built using the model used in St. Louis in 2015.  The rioters get paid and organizers are given bonuses for setting up riots.  Overall, the entire system is backed by the George Soros funded Open Society. 

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The New York Times Revives Its Grim Past

Walter Duranty of the NYT, as featured in the 2019 film Mr. Jones

The resignation letter from former New York Times editor and writer Bari Weiss was so powerful because it seemed to state what many once-loyal readers – I’ve been among them for many years, even given the obvious bias of the paper – already knew given the way things there have been going in the last year or so. 

Something has gone very wrong at the newspaper of record. Weiss named it in a very satisfying letter writing with a burning desire to tell the truth. 

Op-eds that would have easily been published just two years ago would now get an editor or a writer in serious trouble, if not fired. If a piece is perceived as likely to inspire backlash internally or on social media, the editor or writer avoids pitching it. If she feels strongly enough to suggest it, she is quickly steered to safer ground. And if, every now and then, she succeeds in getting a piece published that does not explicitly promote progressive causes, it happens only after every line is carefully massaged, negotiated and caveated.

At this paper, dogma has replaced reporting. Ideology has displaced facts. All facts are filtered through an agenda. If something doesn’t fit the agenda, it is not reported. I’ve become so frustrated with this, especially during the lockdown months in which the paper seemed to have a rule of blaming the virus and not the policy response for all existing problems, that I find it barely readable anymore. 

When precisely this happened is unclear. Some say that the “woke” generation has figured out how to troll the old-time liberals that used to run the shop. Some would name the 1619 Project, which might have been an interesting and important coming to terms with a dark side of American history but instead turned into a full-on trashing of every American value plus the existence of capitalism itself. (You can read Phil Magness’s masterful response in book form.) 

My own overwhelming consciousness that something had fallen apart began on February 27, 2020, with the New York Times podcast. Reporter Daniel McNeil told the host of this podcast that “this is alarmist, but I think right now, it’s justified. This one reminds me of what I have read about the 1918 Spanish influenza.” 

Reminds him? That’s his justification for spreading international panic? He claimed that “If you have 300 relatively close friends and acquaintances, six of them would die.” The host of the show summed up McNeil’s message: “2 percent lethality rate of 50 percent of the country,” meaning 3.5 million dead. McNeil didn’t disagree. 

I was stunned because there was zero evidence for such outlandish claims. Not even Neil Ferguson predicted anything that ridiculous. Meanwhile, genuine experts were desperately trying to calm people down even as the New York Times was spreading maximum panic, probably for political reasons. 

In the weeks and months since then, the paper’s coronavirus doctrine was set in stone. It goes like this. This is a terrifying pandemic. Many millions will die. Everyone is vulnerable. The only solution is to lock down. If we don’t lock down, it is Trump’s fault. Therefore Trump is responsible for all death. That message has been repeated thousands of times, every day in every way, ever since. 

This is not science. It is not reporting. It is fanatical ideology in the guise of reporting. Thank goodness former Times reporters like Alex Berenson call them out daily. 

Now, readers see all this and say to me, hey, things have never been right at this paper. I would dispute that. From 1934 to 1946, the great economic journalist Henry Hazlitt wrote not only a daily editorial but also curated the Book Reviews. There were times when the name Ludwig von Mises appeared on the front page of that review section, with glowing reviews of his books. 

Even looking back at the paper’s virus coverage of the postwar past, the rule was always the same: bring calm and urge trust of medical professionals to manage the disease but otherwise keep society functioning. That’s what the paper said in 1957-58 (Asian Flu) and 1968-69 (Hong Kong Flu). The paper has a long tradition of trying to find that “vital center” while allowing editorials on either end of that so long as they seemed responsible. (As for its coverage during the Progressive Era, I’ll leave that alone; it was nothing about which to brag.) 

However, there is one gigantic, glaring, appalling, and essentially inexcusable exception to that. It is the case of Walter Duranty, the Times’s bureau chief in Moscow from 1922 to 1936. He was in a prime position to tell the truth about the catastrophic famimes, political purges, rampant murders, and millions dead at the hands of the Soviet regime during these years. He was stationed there, ruled the roost, and had access to information denied to most of the rest of the world. 

In particular, Duranty might have covered the millions who died (were slaughtered really) due to deliberate famine in Ukraine from 1932 to 1933. He did not. He did the opposite. In frequent articles for the Times, Duranty assured readers that all was well, that Stalin was a great leader, that everyone was more or less happy, that there was nothing to see in Ukraine. 

His later book was called I Write as I Please (1935). It should have been called I Write to Please Stalin. Incredibly, the paper won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for his coverage. The paper has never repudiated it. They still claim credit for it, despite the horrors that its pages were responsible for hiding from the world. 

It’s extremely difficult to face this terrible history but once you do, you experience a major example of how lies can perpetuate a killing machine. Duranty ruled the press in Moscow, suppressing truth in every way possible and convincing the world that all was well in the Soviet Union, even though it is quite clear from the documented history that he knew better. He preferred the lie to the truth, probably because he was being blackmailed but also because he was a communist and had absolutely no moral compass. To what extent his New York editors cooperated in this outrageous fraud remains unclear. At the very least, they wanted him to be correct so much that they didn’t bother with an ounce of incredulity, even though he was exculpating and celebrating a totalitarian dictator.

It was this disgusting period of the paper’s history that ultimately led to the cover-up of one of the century’s greatest crimes. It was only revealed, through great moral courage, by journalist Malcolm Muggeridge (writing for the Manchester Guardian) and then by Gareth Jones, an independent English journalist who saw the suffering first hand, experienced near starvation, barely got out of Moscow, and, at great risk to himself and others, revealed the crimes of Stalin and the calamity in Ukraine to the world. 

Which brings me to the real inspiration for this article: the 2019 movie Mr. Jones. You can rent it on Amazon. I urge you to do so. It’s a riveting historical epic based entirely on the true story of Duranty, Orwell, and Jones. 

Rarely has a movie haunted me so much. It’s brilliant, mostly historically accurate, and celebratory of the kind of moral courage it requires to cause truth to prevail over lies in an age of tyranny. How is it possible that millions could die and the world not know and so many people would cooperate in the deliberate suppression of truth – people who otherwise had prestige and privilege and reputations for integrity? It happens. It did happen. It could happen again, unless people are willing to stand up and say what is true. 

In some ways, it is happening now. 

I’m pretty sure you know the feeling of looking at actual facts on the ground of this virus and then comparing them with the frenzied mania you get on the news daily, and especially at the New York Times, which only today warned that countless others will die if we don’t re-lockdown the entire country. 

It only takes a modicum of intelligence to realize that this writer is talking about “cases,” which are overwhelmingly a result of required tests, mostly asymptomatic, and focused on the young and healthy who are in very little danger from this virus. We know this. We’ve known this since February. But he doesn’t tell the readers that. Instead it is hysterical and urging more, more, more public panic and a national lockdown.

In these months, the pattern at the Times has been the same:

  • Attribute terrible economic fallout not to the lockdowns but to the virus; 
  • Attribute virus fallout to the failure to lockdown enough; 
  • Deliberately confuse readers about the difference between tests, cases, and deaths;
  • Never focus on the incredibly obvious demographics of C19 death: average age 82 with underlying conditions; 
  • Ignore completely the primary victims of lockdowns: especially small businesses, the poor and minority groups, marginalized communities, artists, immigrant communities, small towns, small theaters, and so on. 
  • Do not publish anything that speaks of the path that all civilized countries prior dealt with new viruses: the vulnerable protect themselves while everyone else gets exposed with resulting immunity (Sweden did as well as any country because it refused to violate human rights);
  • Dismiss any alternative to lockdown as crazy, unscientific, and cruel, while acting as if Fauci speaks for the whole of the scientific community;
  • Above all, promote panic over calm.

From what I can tell, the last time that the New York Times ran anything realistic or sensible on this whole subject was March 20, 2020: Dr. David Katz on why the costs of lockdown are too high. Re-reading it now, it is apparent that the editors forced him to dial back his views, because elsewhere he was much more explicit.

At this point, it’s painful even to read their daily news reports, because they are all so transparently and obviously an extension of this above pattern and the larger agenda, which seems so obviously political. I don’t believe that everyone at the Times approves of this; it’s just an ethos that becomes self enforcing in the interest of job retention and career ambition. 

I’ve been asked countless times whether this censorship at the Times of serious commentary is driven by politics, and, namely, Trump hatred. As an early critic of the president and someone who has written probably several hundred articles criticizing many aspects of this administration’s politics, the idea that an entire nation would be caused unthinkable suffering in the name of a holy war against Trump is basically unconscionable. Is it true? There is surely a grain of truth to the suspicions here, and even one grain is too much. 

It is in this sense that the news reporting and editorial policies of the New York Times today remind me of 1932 and the way in which journalism is being used to push out dogma over truth, selective facts over full and balanced coverage, ideology over tolerance, propaganda over diversity of opinion, and an aggressive political agenda over humane and careful journalism. It seems out of control at this point. 

This is why the inside testimony of Bari Weiss is so valuable and timely. Tolerance for different points of view sounds good in theory. In practice, there is an enormous draw toward righthink and the exercise of the cruelty toward those who land on the wrong side. 

What can be done? In 1932, there weren’t many alternatives to the New York Times. Today there are. It is up to each of us to get smart, get moral, sniff out and reject the lies, and find and tell the truth in other ways. 

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Georgia Democrat Who Supports Trump Slams Black Lives Matter Movement (VIDEO)

Vernon Jones is a Democratic rep. in Georgia who announced weeks ago that he is supporting Trump’s reelection.

This week, he also slammed the Black Lives Matter movement over recent violence and shootings.

PJ Media reports:

Georgia Democrat Defends Trump, Eviscerates Black Lives Matter Narrative

On Monday, Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones (D) thanked President Donald Trump for defending law and order and condemned the “hypocritical” Black Lives Matter movement, insisting that all black lives should matter, including the people killed in the riots following the horrific police killing of George Floyd.

“Most people, including black people, they want law enforcement to be out there enforcing the law. I think people just want them to be, they want them to be fair,” Jones said at a White House meeting with Trump.

He mentioned the tragic death of Secoriea Turner, an 8-year-old girl shot dead in Atlanta as her mother attempted to park near the Arby’s where Rayshard Brooks had been shot by police.

“We lost a baby girl, too, in Atlanta, 8 years old, and it wasn’t to a police officer. More people have died from the protests of Black Lives Matter than prior to that,” Jones insisted. Indeed, at least 22 people have died in the George Floyd riots.

“And so, sometimes it’s hypocritical,” the Georgia Democrat continued. “It’s almost as if some black lives matter, but all black lives should matter, and all lives should matter. So I thank you, Mr. President, for what you’re doing and I stand in solidarity with you.”

See the video below:

Elected Georgia Democrat @RepVernonJones to President @realDonaldTrump on protecting ALL lives: “I stand in solidarity with you.” pic.twitter.com/PtNyIW8M9w

— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) July 13, 2020

Jones is a rare type of Democrat.

An honest one.

Cross posted from American Lookout.

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Three Spirit Airlines Passengers Arrested After Attacking Gate Agents with Shoes, Water Bottles, Fists, Boarding Signs and Fast Food (VIDEO)

Three Spirit Airlines passengers were arrested in Ft. Lauderdale by Broward County Police after attacking gate agents before their flight.

The three women were seen hurling shoes, boarding signs, water bottles and fast food at the gate agents.

And the passengers then attacked one of the gate agents on the ground.

The flight to Philadelphia was delayed after police were called.

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‘Flatly Violates Due Process’ – Louisiana Attorney General Says Democrat Governor’s Mask Mandate ‘Likely Unconstitutional’

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) said Wednesday in a 9-page legal opinion that the Democrat governor’s mask mandate is “likely unconstitutional and unenforceable.”

Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards over the weekend announced a statewide mask mandate and additional restrictions for bars.

The Republican Attorney General said the Governor’s additional restrictions being placed on citizens has no rhyme or reason and doesn’t appear to serve achieving a goal.

“The governor’s recent mandate does not appear to serve achieving any type of goal or mission in a manner consistent with statutory authority and constitutional provisions,” Landry wrote.

Landry also said the new mandate cannot be enforced with financial or criminal penalties.

“Although the mask mandate and the 50-person limit may be good recommendations for personal safety, they may not be enforced with financial or criminal penalties,” Landry wrote. “Both businesses acting under color of law as mask police and actual police acting as mask police could face liability if individual civil rights are violated due to the proclamation.”

Landry also said that the Governor has no power to make substantive law through an executive order, even in an emergency and asserts that the mask mandate “exposes individuals to unlawful searches and seizures, as well as burdens them with exposing potentially sensitive personal health information and having it exposed to others in a public setting.”

“The mask mandate flatly violates due process, separation of powers, the delegation clause, state public accommodation anti-discrimination laws and it is unenforceable,” Landry wrote.

To be clear, the Louisiana Attorney General’s legal opinion does not change the governor’s mandate.

Democrat governors across the US have issued similar unconstitutional statewide mask mandates.

It’s a slippery slope. What’s next? Mandatory burkas for women?

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Mark Levin Audio Rewind – 7/15/20

On Wednesday’s Mark Levin Show, when someone uses deadly force against a police officer, hitting them in the head repeatedly with a stick, it should be met with deadly force. When violent revolutionaries seek to transform America by overthrowing institutions across the country it becomes a federal matter. James Madison noted that citizens of all cities and states are also citizens of the United States and the federal government has a responsibility to protect all citizens when Marxist-sympathizing mayors don’t. Then, the New York Times is a disgrace and Bari Weiss accurately points out that the objectivity of journalism can’t be abandoned in exchange for tweeting hatred toward President Trump. Even veterans newsman Ted Koppel recognizes that Trump is correct when he says that the media is biased against him. Sadly, the media have thrown out the rulebook on objectivity and replaced it with emotion. Later, while the left in the media blames Trump for the scientific response to the Wuhan virus, Anthony Fauci is portrayed as infallible. Despite his nearly four decades in Washington as the nation’s top doctor for infectious diseases Fauci’s lack of preparedness for this pandemic is still largely overlooked. Afterward, Nancy Pelosi’s remarks today that “the anxiety deepens” each day prove that she is the modern-day George Wallace stopping children from going to school and to keep families broke. Has anyone questioned Pelosi on her endorsement of Ilhan Omar and her openly anti-Semitic behavior?

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“It’s Not Funny. It’s Tone Deaf. And It Makes My Heart Hurt” – Janice Dean GOES OFF on Governor Cuomo’s Crowing over Coronavirus (Video)

FOX News weather forecaster Janice Dean lost both of her in-laws last month to the coronavirus.

Dean’s in-laws were both at assisted living homes and BOTH DIED from the coronavirus.

Janice Dean is convinced the reason they are no longer living is because of Governor Cuomo’s nursing home policy.

The actions of New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo have led to thousands of coronavirus deaths in the state.

New York state was the epicenter of the coronavirus. The state totaled over 32,000 deaths.
New York State has the worst coronavirus numbers in the world. The mortality rate in New York is significantly higher than any country in the world today!

Janice Dean on Wednesday night joined Brian Kilmeade on Tucker Carlson Tonight to discuss Cuomo’s latest crowing on New York’s coronavirus response.

Janice Dean: My husband lost both of this parents. His mom, Dee, in an assisted living facility and his dad in a nursing home. They died of coronavirus alone. We never had a funeral. we never had a wake. We weren’t able to see them before they died. And to see Governor Cuomo on television just this last week talking about his love life and this disgusting poster that is basically a depiction of the 32,000 people who died. It’s not funny. It’s tone deaf. And it makes my heart hurt because we’re still mourning our loved ones. And we think part of the reason is is because Governor Cuomo allowed over 6,000 COVID patients into nursing homes.

Janice told Brian Kilmeade she will attend the hearings next month on the New York nursing home COVID crisis.

Via Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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BREAKING: TRUMP CAMPAIGN SHAKE-UP! Brad Parscale Out as Campaign Manager – Bill Stepien Takes Over!

Brad Parscale is OUT as Trump Campaign Manager!
Bill Stepien is taking over campaign.

I am pleased to announce that Bill Stepien has been promoted to the role of Trump Campaign Manager. Brad Parscale, who…

Posted by Donald J. Trump on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

NEWS – Trump shaking up campaign. Bill Stepien to become manager, Parscale to stay on as senior adviser for digital and data, per campaign officials. Story TK.

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 16, 2020

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California to Release 18,000 Prisoners by End of August to ‘Slow the Spread of COVID-19’


Gavin Newsom

According to the California Department of Corrections, the state is set to release up to 18,000 prisoners by the end of August to ‘slow the spread of COVID-19.’

Officials in California say releasing prisoners will help protect the “health and safety of the incarcerated population.”

“These actions are taken to provide for the health and safety of the incarcerated population and staff,” Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Secretary Ralph Diaz said in a news release. “We aim to implement these decompression measures in a way that aligns both public health and public safety.”

Via Washington Examiner:

An estimated 8,000 inmates could be eligible for release by the end of August, in addition to the state’s reduction of about 10,000 inmates since Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in March, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) said.

The CDCR says its previous “pandemic emergency decompression efforts” have reduced inmate populations system-wide by approximately 10,000 people already, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission within its facilities.

According to the CDCR, of the state’s approximate 115,000 inmates, roughly 2,400 prisoners have tested positive for the coronavirus, and at least 31 prisoners have died from COVID-19 related illnesses – accounting for roughly 2 percent and 0.026 percent, respectively, of the inmate population.

Violent criminals, pedophiles and sex offenders are being released by the thousands in California as Democrat tyrant Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his second lockdown.

Newsom on Monday announced a complete shut down of indoor dining, theaters, bars, museums and zoos due to an increase in Coronavirus ‘cases.’

Additionally, Newsom closed churches, gyms, hair and nail salons, indoor malls in Los Angeles and 29 other counties including Orange County, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Diego and all other counties in Southern California.

There is no end date to the lockdown and Newsom said Black Lives Matter protests are allowed!

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CDC Reports that the China Coronavirus Mortality “Is Currently Below Pandemic Threshold”

The CDC now is reporting that the China coronavirus mortality is below a pandemic threshold.  Will Democrats be celebrating this?  Will the MSM report it?

The CDC is currently reporting on their website that the China coronavirus is no longer a pandemic – the mortality rate has fallen below the pandemic threshold:

Of course the Deep State CDC adds a caveat that this “will likely change as more death certificates are processed, particularly for recent weeks”.

However, recent weeks show a declining number of deaths per the Worldometers coronavirus website:

It’s long past time to put this whole pandemic panic in check. 

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Indianapolis Police Release Surveillance Photos From Time of Jessica Whitaker’s Murder, Seek Help Identifying Potential Suspects

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has released images of people believed to have been involved or who may have witnessed the murder of Jessica Doty Whitaker, the young mother killed for saying that “All Lives Matter.”

Police are seeking the public’s help identifying the people seen in the footage, saying that they may have witnessed something or be persons of interest.

“The people depicted in the pictures may be witnesses and/or persons of interest in the death of Jessica Doty-Whitaker,” the department said in a press release.

Anyone with information about the people in the photos is asked to call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS.

Doty Whitaker was walking by the canal in Indianapolis after a Fourth of July celebration with her fiance and two friends when they were approached by a group of people saying that “Black Lives Matter.” Someone in the group had allegedly used the word “n-gga” speaking to their friends in a non-disparaging way, which the BLM supporters took offense to.

During the confrontation, Whitaker said that “All Lives Matter.” The situation escalated and the BLM supporters drew weapons. This prompted the young woman’s fiance to also pull out a weapon and deescalate the situation, so they thought. Instead, the murderers waited for the group to walk by again and ambushed them, repeatedly shooting Whitaker.

The local and national media attempted to cover up what happened, initially only reporting that the situation began with a “disagreement about Black Lives Matter language.” Another article lumped her death in a report about there having been two shootings in the area in recent weeks, the other being a black teenager who had been attempting an armed robbery when he was shot. Following a massively viral article from the Gateway Pundit explaining what really happened, the media began to report that someone in her friend group, which consisted of another couple, had used the word “n-gga” amongst eachother.

When asked about the conversation that the group of friends were having, her father told the Gateway Pundit that he didn’t know about it and that the shooting was due to her saying “All Lives Matter.”

Whitaker’s sister Jennifer told Gateway Pundit that there was not a racist bone in her sister’s body.

“People are going to say what they want to justify this, but it’s not justified. She was not racist in any way. That is not how we were raised,” Jennifer said.

Meanwhile, the family is continuing to grieve and attempt to explain to her three year old son why his mother is not coming home.

“It’s heartwrenching to watch my mother explain to my three year old nephew that mommy is an angel in heaven,” Jennifer explained, adding that he asks “when we can go get her and bring her back.”

GoFundMe for her funeral expenses and a trust for her son has raised over $79,000.

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HUGE NEWS — National Association of Police Unions Give President Trump Key Endorsement — Joe Biden Refused to Talk with the Group (VIDEO)

THIS IS HUGE!
President Trump on Wednesday received the key endorsement from the National Association of Police Organizations.

Mick McHale, National Association of Police Organizations President said Joe Biden would not even talk to the groups this week.

This group endorsed Joe Biden in 2008 and 2012.

YUGE: National Association of Police Organizations endorses Trump. “We particularly value your directing the Attorney General to aggressively prosecute those who attack our officers” https://t.co/80XcwBKh6m

— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) July 15, 2020

McHale said Joe Biden would not address the group this year.
Democrats are clearly running against law and order.

Mick McHale: President Trump addressed our board on Monday. They same opportunity was given to Vice President Joe Biden and as to why the same participation did not occur I would defer you to the Vice President and or the leadership of his campaign.

Via The Evening Edit:

https://studio.youtube.com/video/o4tUDPMuwcE/edit/basic

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BREAKING: Twitter Appears to Lock All Verified Accounts From Tweeting Amid Massive Hack

Twitter appears to have locked all verified accounts, preventing them from tweeting, as the biggest figures on the site were hacked as part of a Bitcoin scam.

This reporter can confirm that while unable to tweet, verified accounts were still able to retweet other non-verified accounts.

GREATEST TWITTER DAY EVER

ALL BLUE CHECKS SILENCED

— Brett MacDonald (@TweetBrettMac) July 15, 2020

Access to the platform was restored for some verified accounts shortly after 6:30 p.m. Eastern. Many were still unable to tweet, however.

The verifieds are back you bitches

— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) July 15, 2020

On Wednesday, the accounts belonging to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Bill Gates, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mike Bloomberg, Apple, Uber and many many more were taken over by hackers promoting a Bitcoin scam.

“I am giving back to my community due to Covid-19!” said the tweet from Obama’s account, which has since been deleted. “All Bitcoin sent to my address below will be sent back doubled. If you send $1,000, I will send back $2,000!”

Similar tweets were sent out, along with a Bitcoin wallet address, from all of the other compromised accounts.

The first scam tweet appears to have been at 4:17PM ET from Elon Musk’s account. It said, “I‘m feeling generous because of Covid-19. I’ll double any BTC payment sent to my BTC address for the next hour. Good luck, and stay safe out there!” It also contained the address of the crypto wallet being used in all of the hacked tweets.

 

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National Museum of African American History and Culture Promotes Racist, Anti-American Communist Propaganda

The National Museum of African American History & Culture promoted racist, anti-American Communist propaganda.

Rugged individualism, hard work, objectivity, the nuclear family, progress, respect for authority, delayed gratification, and responsibility are signs of whiteness.

This is pure Marxism.

The National Museum of African American History & Culture also attacked Christianity and the idea of property ownership.

Also, keeping track of time, sticking to a schedule, viewing time as a commodity, planning for the future, celebrating Easter and Christmas, making decisions are an ‘aspect of whiteness.’

Being polite, being stoic, not airing personal dirty laundry and acting appropriately in public are all aspects of whiteness.

The National Museum of African American History & Culture wants to make you aware of certain signs of whiteness: Individualism, hard work, objectivity, the nuclear family, progress, respect for authority, delayed gratification, more. (via @RpwWilliams)https://t.co/k9X3u4Suas pic.twitter.com/gWYOeEh4vu

— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 15, 2020

The info for the racist, Communist graphic was provided by an HR consultant named Judith Katz.

The info for this graphic was provided not by an academic, but by an HR consultant named Judith Katz whose company says it advises ExxonMobil, United Airlines, DuPont, etc. https://t.co/TBX44hh0d8

— Lee Fang (@lhfang) July 15, 2020

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“Italy Is With Us!” – George Papadopoulos Breaking News — Italian University Linked to Joseph Mifsud Is Raided

In February of 2019 we reported that we are finding out additional information on how the Trump team was set up by US and foreign agents.

We shared candidate Trump’s unpaid volunteer George Papadopoulos was indicted by the Mueller team for lying. We still don’t know what he lied about, but we are finding out about the FBI’s involvement in setting him up.

Papadopoulos was in an interview with former Secret Agent and author Dan Bongino when he shared this –

Bongino: I want to get right to it. I have a list of questions for you. I guess the easiest question to ask is why did you meet with Mifsud?

Papadopoulos: Professor Mifsud is a Maltese professor. Just so everybody understands – he’s not a Russian.

I was working at this organization in London – the London Center for International Law Practice (LCILP) – that unbeknownst to me at the time was apparently some sort of front group for ex-western diplomats and ex-western intelligence types of personalities.

As well, the legal counsel for the FBI in the UK, Arvinder Sambei, just happens to also be a director at this organization I used to work for. I tell this organization ‘Look, I’m joining the Trump Campaign, I’m leaving. I’m going back to the U.S. I’m leaving London’.

But they all of a sudden tell me, ‘before you leave, you really need to come to Rome with us. We want to introduce you to some people there.’ So, I say, ‘that’s fine. I’ll go to Rome. It’s a three-day holiday before I get back to Washington.

They introduce me to Joseph Mifsud at this university in Rome called Link Campus. This isn’t any normal university in Rome. At the time I had no idea what this place was. But apparently, it’s a training ground for western intelligence operatives in Rome. The CIA has held symposiums there. David Ignatius from the Washington Post has actually written extensively about this place. They have connections to the FBI and other groups.

I also saw many Italian diplomats there. The ex-foreign minister of Italy was the director of this university, so things started to pop in my mind that this isn’t just a random event – a random meeting.

They tell me it’s very important for you to meet Josef Mifsud. I had no idea who this person was. He came up to me, presented himself as this mid-fifties, former diplomat, who knew the world.

Today George Papadopoulos and his wife Simona tweeted about Link University:

The Italian “university” where I “bumped” into Joseph Mifsud has been raided by Italian authorities. Italy is with us.

— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) July 15, 2020

Papadopoulos reminds us that all roads run through London and Rome:

Too many grifters who weren’t even part of the campaign or knew me have tried to profit off my story for too long while confusing America with wrong info. I lived this. I have always said that all roads run through Rome and London in Obamagate. We are on offense!

— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) July 15, 2020

Simona Papadopoulos (who shared her story exclusively with us in June) reported that 14 people at Link campus are under investigation in Italy:

Today 14 people at the Link campus have been put under investigation in Italy. Including Vincenzo Scotti. All the roads lead to Rome.. @GeorgePapa19 ! pic.twitter.com/yPgV6o3Mpd

— Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos 🌸🇮🇹🇺🇸🌸 (@simonamangiante) July 15, 2020

George Papadopoulos reports that Link “University” is where he bumped into Joseph Mifsud:

The Italian “university” where I “bumped” into Joseph Mifsud has been raided by Italian authorities. Italy is with us.

— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) July 15, 2020

Looks like Italy is finally getting serious about the Trump-Russia collusion scandal that has its origins in Italy and specifically Link University.

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Gov. Cuomo Is Deploying ‘Enforcement Teams’ — Including Police Officers — At Airports

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is deploying “enforcement teams” that include police officers to airports to keep track of visitors to New York as officials enforce the Democrat’s out-of-state travel advisory, which mandates that all travelers from coronavirus hot-spot states must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

On Monday, the governor issued an executive order that requires travelers from designated states — at least 22 at last count — to fill out a “contact information form” established by the N.Y. Department of Health. The mandate applies to all visitors traveling by plane, train or car and require contacts phone numbers and addresses for where the visitors will be staying.

The enforcement teams will “meet arriving aircrafts at gates and greet disembarking passengers to request proof of completion” of the form, according to the state’s website. Among the team members will be peace officers as well as Port Authority and State Police officers.

Travelers who leave the airport without completing the form can be fined $2,000 fine — and could even be ordered to complete a mandatory quarantine. If anyone violates the quarantine order, they face a fine of up to $10,000.

“New York’s success in fighting the COVID-19 virus is under two threats: lack of compliance and the virus coming to New York from other states with increasing infection rates,” Cuomo said in a statement.

“The State Department of Health is going to issue an emergency health order today mandating that out-of-state travelers complete the DOH traveler form before leaving the airport, and we are launching an enforcement operation at airports across the state to help ensure travelers coming into New York are following this order,” he said.

According to the governor’s order, the 22 states have “a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average.”

State Republicans pushed back on the plan.

“This overreach of power violates the civil liberties of New Yorkers and citizens across this country, who do not need the government to threaten fines and quarantines in order to travel responsibly,” Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt said. “This is putting an unwelcome mat at New York’s door.”

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BREAKING: Joe Biden and Barack Obama’s Twitter Accounts HACKED… Along With Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Kanye West and MORE

The Twitter account belonging to former Vice President Joe Biden was hacked on Wednesday, the account belonging to former President Barack Obama was hacked shortly after.

Many other massive figures and accounts were also hacked, including Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, Mike Bloomberg, Elon Musk, Uber, Warren Buffet, Apple and Bill Gates.

The tweet was live on Biden’s page for less than two minutes.

“I am giving back to my community due to Covid-19!” said the tweet from Obama’s account, which has since been deleted. “All Bitcoin sent to my address below will be sent back doubled. If you send $1,000, I will send back $2,000!”

The hackers used the accounts to request money be sent to a Bitcoin wallet, which raked in tens of thousands of dollars in minutes. They claimed that any funds would be returned to the sender, doubled.

BREAKING – Joe Biden’s account has just been #hacked pic.twitter.com/8GE2ijJzq3

— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) July 15, 2020

163 transactions in few minutes time, more than $40,000 raised by hackers who took over Bill Gates Twitter . A minute of silence for those who fell for the scam.
#billgates #hacked pic.twitter.com/9cHkJbPTDa

— melted♥ (@Fiction49613028) July 15, 2020

“It’s unclear how widespread the operation is, but it appears to be affecting major companies and extremely high-profile individuals, suggesting that someone has either found a severe security loophole in Twitter’s login process or third-party app, or that the perpetrator has somehow gained access to a Twitter employee’s admin privileges,” the Verge reports.

The first scam tweet appears to have been at 4:17PM ET from Elon Musk’s account. It said, “I‘m feeling generous because of Covid-19. I’ll double any BTC payment sent to my BTC address for the next hour. Good luck, and stay safe out there!” It also contained the address of the crypto wallet being used in all of the hacked tweets.

The original tweet from Musk’s account was quickly deleted, but another one went right up.

“Feeling grateful doubling all payments sent to my BTC address! You send $1,000, I send back $2,000! Only doing this for the next 30 minutes,” it read before also getting deleted.

From there, more and more accounts continued to be taken over, including nearly all major Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency accounts — even the Bitcoin flagship.

Twitter is blocking searches of the accounts linked to the hack… no results for “from:joebiden” “from:elonmusk” etc…even apple is locked.#hacked pic.twitter.com/eyzzmuhscd

— Brett MacDonald (@TweetBrettMac) July 15, 2020

The account belonging to Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu was hacked with a similar tweet, but written in Hebrew.

The account for CashApp, a Twitter owned company, was also hacked.

In what appears to be an attempt to gain control of the situation, it seems that all verified accounts were locked from tweeting, including this reporter, but are still able to retweet.

This is a breaking story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Rally for Jessica Whitaker, the Mother Killed for Saying ‘All Lives Matter,’ BACK ON After Being Cancelled Due to Safety Concerns

A rally for Jessica Doty Whitaker, the young mother murdered after saying “All Lives Matter,” is back on after being cancelled due to safety concerns over malicious posts from Black Lives Matter supporters.

The Walk of Life for Jessica Whitaker is scheduled to take place on July 25th at Military Park on N. West St. in Indianapolis.

On Monday, the organizer, Indianapolis resident Cody Gene Bishop, had cancelled the event at the request of the family due to their safety concerns.

This is so sad. They can’t even have a memorial march for #JessicaDotyWhitaker because people are horrible. pic.twitter.com/RZAfr6ZN7X

— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) July 13, 2020

The following day, Bishop announced that there had been a change of heart and it would go on as planned.

“Looks Like Were going to Go Ahead with the Rally. Same Time and Place as Originally stated,” Bishop wrote on Facebook. “But that could change at the request of the family.”

Speaking to the Gateway Pundit, Bishop said that he did not know the family personally, but has seen them around as they shop at the place where he works. “Didnt piece together who they were till i saw the story break,” he said.

Bishop explained that the family has said that they are interested in coming to the rally, but are waiting to see how the environment is and if it will be safe for them to do so.

“As for why we originally cancelled, we didn’t feel it was safe. Still not sure if it is,” Bishop explained. “And for the reasoning, go look at her Facebook page and scroll through all 5,000 comments. You will find our reasoning there.”

Doty Whitaker was walking by the canal in Indianapolis after a Fourth of July celebration with her fiance and two friends when they were approached by a group of people saying that “Black Lives Matter.” Someone in the group had allegedly used the word “n-gga” speaking to their friends in a non-disparaging way, which the group took offense to.

During the confrontation, Whitaker said that “All Lives Matter.” The situation escalated and the BLM supporters drew weapons. This prompted the young woman’s fiance to also pull out a weapon and deescalate the situation, so they thought. Instead, the murderers waited for the group to walk by again and ambushed them, repeatedly shooting Whitaker.

The local and national media attempted to cover up what happened, initially only reporting that the situation began with a “disagreement about Black Lives Matter language.” Another article lumped her death in a report about there having been two shootings in the area in recent weeks, the other being a black teenager who had been attempting an armed robbery when he was shot. Following a massively viral article from the Gateway Pundit explaining what really happened, the media began to report that someone in her friend group, which consisted of another couple, had used the word “n-gga” among each other.

When asked about the conversation that the group of friends were having, her father told the Gateway Pundit that he didn’t know about it and that the shooting was due to her saying “All Lives Matter.”

Still, the alleged conversation was all the left needed to justify her death in their sick minds. Black Lives Matter sociopaths began raiding the Whitaker’s Facebook page, celebrating her death and mocking her grieving relatives.

Whitaker’s sister Jennifer told Gateway Pundit that there was not a racist bone in her sister’s body.

“People are going to say what they want to justify this, but it’s not justified. She was not racist in any way. That is not how we were raised,” Jennifer said.

Bishop added that while they do not want Jessica Whitaker to be a martyr for any political cause, the fact that politicians in Indiana want to paint “Black Lives Matter” on Indiana Avenue downtown is a “slap in the face.”

“Its almost like a trophy killing if you ask me,” Bishop said.

GoFundMe for her funeral expenses and a trust for Whitaker’s son has raised over $79,000.

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call  the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS).

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BOOM! President Trump Picks Up 10 Points in Rasmussen Polling in One Week!

Rasmussen reports disclosed today that the polls for the 2020 Presidential election show a basically tied race.  This is horrible news for the Biden campaign as President Trump picked up 10 points in the past week in polling.

The Washington Examiner reported today:

In just one week, President Trump has clawed back from one of his biggest poll deficits to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

In the latest Rasmussen Reports’s weekly White House Watch, Trump trails Biden 44% to 47%, nearly within the margin of error.

A week ago, Rasmussen had a 10-point gap. In the last week, Trump pushed his law-and-order theme, Vice President Mike Pence promoted the “Great American Comeback,” and Wall Street bounced back amid positive expectations of a coronavirus vaccine coming soon.

While Trump has often cited Rasmussen surveys, the outfit weighs Democrats more than Republicans and only polls likely voters, which is considered a more accurate gauge than adults that several other polls, including Gallup, survey.

Rasmussen reported their results as follows:

President Trump has jumped back into the race and now trails Joe Biden by just three points in Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds the likely Democratic presidential nominee earning 47% support among Likely U.S. Voters to Trump’s 44%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate. Four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

It looks like according to polling the 2020 Presidential race is virtually tied.  This is horrible news for Democrats who traditionally use bogus polls to discourage Republican voter turnout and coverup their voter fraud.

President Trump crushed Hillary Clinton in 2016 in the electoral college and that was with all liberal polling showing a Hillary route.  With numbers this close, it is almost certain the results will show a Trump route of senile and corrupt former VP Biden.

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Mask Mandates Are a Public Health Menace, by Michelle Malkin

Jared Polis, the Democratic governor of Colorado, thinks those of us who oppose scientifically dubious, constitutionally suspect and dangerously overbroad face mask mandates are “selfish bastards.” I think Polis is a pandering pandemic control freak endangering public health, safety, and sanity. There. Now that the name-calling is out of the way, let’s talk facts. Contracting…

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U.S. City Approves ‘Reparations,’ Apologizes For Role In Slavery

The City Council in Ashville, N.C., has apologized for its role in slavery and voted unanimously to provide reparations to black residents in the city.

The reparations will not give black residents direct cash payments, but instead will offer investments in housing, health care and career growth in black neighborhoods. The resolution calls on the city to create a Community Reparations Commission to make concrete recommendations of where to funnel programs and resources, Fox News reported.

“The resulting budgetary and programmatic priorities may include but not be limited to increasing minority home ownership and access to other affordable housing, increasing minority business ownership and career opportunities, strategies to grow equity and generational wealth, closing the gaps in health care, education, employment and pay, neighborhood safety and fairness within criminal justice,” the resolution reads.

Councilwoman Shaneika Smith, who is black, said the council received emails from those “asking, ‘Why should we pay for what happened during slavery?’”

“[Slavery] is this institution that serves as the starting point for the building of the strong economic floor for white America, while attempting to keep Blacks subordinate forever to its progress,” said Smith, as reported by the Asheville Citizen Times.

“Hundreds of years of black blood spilled that basically fills the cup we drink from today,” said Councilman Keith Young, who is black and led the move for the proposal. “It is simply not enough to remove statutes. Black people in this country are dealing with issues that are systemic in nature.”

Meanwhile, Stacey Abrams, former Democratic leader of the Georgia House and being considered by Joe Biden as a 2020 vice presidential candidate, said on Wednesday that the American public has been “ignoring the conversation” about reparations and “avoiding the obligations of our nation” for too long.

Democrats in the  House and Senate have introduced bills to create a reparations commission to “examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies” to the federal government.

“I think that’s the point of the commission because we have spent more than 200 years ignoring the conversation; 150 years of avoiding the obligations of our nation and we know that despite the end of Jim Crow in 1965, that its remnants precluded access to economic and educational advancement for African-Americans for years,” Abrams said on a conference call organized by the Georgia Democratic Party, ahead of President Trump visit to Atlanta on Wednesday.

“The beginning of any legitimate conversation is a study,” she said. “It is to understand not only the impacts but the consequences and that is what this commission will do. I strongly support the commission. I strongly support a real investigation that also includes a public conversation about the systemic racism and systemic inequities faced by blacks in the United States of America.”

 

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Trump Announces Massive MS-13 Bust, Key Gang Leader Charged With Terrorism-Related Offenses

A key leader of the violent gang MS-13 has been charged with terrorism-related offenses for the first time ever.

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr announced the massive gang bust on Wednesday.

“We just concluded a historic operation leading to the indictment and arrest of dozens of savage MS-13 leaders,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, saying that they were leading an “all out campaign to destroy MS-13.”

“This is probably the meanest, worst gang anywhere in the world, the MS-13 group. … And a big dent was put in them, took place over the last few days and really over the last year,” Trump said.

One of the leaders, Melgar Diaz, was charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and commit acts of terrorism in the Eastern District of Virginia. He was behind crimes in at least 13 states, including personally approving assassinations.

“This is the first time we’ve used terrorism-related charges against a member of MS-13,” Barr said.

The Hill reports that “other members arrested in the operation are facing multiple charges including racketeering related offenses, charges related to multiple murders and attempted murders, kidnapping, narcotics and weapons charges.”

Barr will also be seeking the death penalty against one MS-13 member, Alexi Saenz, who killed seven people in 2016 and 2016, including the brutal murders of two female high school students in New York.

“The person we are seeking a death penalty against was involved in those murders as well as two African Americans who they saw on the street and thought were from a rival gang and just butchered,” Barr said.

The Attorney General also referred to the gang as a “death cult.”

In 2018, Democrats defended the notorious gang after President Donald Trump referred to them as “animals.”

The White House responded to the criticism with a statement explaining the threat the gang poses, stating that “the violent animals of MS-13 have committed heinous, violent attacks in communities across America.”

“At the State of the Union in January 2018, President Trump brought as his guests Elizabeth Alvarado, Robert Mickens, Evelyn Rodriguez, and Freddy Cuevas, the parents of Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas.  Police believe these young girls were chased down and brutally murdered by MS-13 gang members on Long Island, New York, in 2016,” the statement read.

It went on to state that Suffolk County Police Commissioner said that the “murders show a level of brutality that is close to unmatched.” Nearly 40 percent of all murders in his county between January 2016 and June 2017 were tied to MS-13.

“In Maryland, MS-13’s animals are accused of stabbing a man more than 100 times and then decapitating him, dismembering him, and ripping his heart out of his body. Police believe MS-13 members in Maryland also savagely beat a 15-year-old human trafficking victim. The MS-13 animals used a bat and took turns beating her nearly 30 times in total,” the statement continued.

The extremely brutal transnational gang’s motto is “aata, roba, viola, controla’”(Kill, steal, rape, control), yet Democratic pundits and politicians feigned outrage that Trump would dare to “dehumanize” them.”

“In January 2017, MS-13 members were charged with killing and hacking up a teenager in Nassau County. MS-13’s animals reportedly saw the murder as a way to boost their standing in the gang. In April 2017, police believe four young men were brutally murdered by MS-13 animals on Long Island. One victim was a young man in town visiting family during an Easter week vacation. Just last month, in April 2018, MS-13 reportedly called for its members on Long Island to kill a cop for the sake of making a statement,” the White House noted.

The White House concluded the statement by asserting that “President Trump’s entire Administration is working tirelessly to bring these violent animals to justice.”

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