Dear MAGA: 20190528 Open Topic

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Remember what Q said about CANKLES and BEELZEBUBBA? Our TREASONOUS former White House landlords who HELPED the Chinese military for CASH?

I was trying to think what this meant.

Well, now I know what it DOES mean. DISINFORMATION.

The only reason I figured this out was DISCERNMENT, which involved first SKEPTICISM of social media, THANKS TO FAKE NEWS, and then trust in LOCAL MEDIA, which provides REAL NEWS.

The Democrats have been playing tricks on us. They are also FLAILING and hoping we don’t figure out what’s going on.

Let’s begin with the charge of the “doctored video”:

This is actually some rather extraordinary propaganda, and people need to keep an eye on the names of these reporters, because I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot more BULLSHIT from them.

First of all, let me just say that I found it weird as hell that the left suddenly announces this doctored video and then refuses to take it down, which is their usual tactic. That just seemed very unlikely.

Why are they leaving it up? To appear “fair”? To appear non-censorious? And then they take down that anti-MAGA HAT art on Facebook? I don’t get it. Something is weird about what they’re doing right now.

To me, they’re FLAILING. Jerking us one way, and then another. CONFUSION.

But then I actually saw both the “undoctored” and “doctored” videos on OAN, and was really confused, because I found the ALLEGEDLY DOCTORED ONE more understandable and less slurred than the ALLEGEDLY UNDOCTORED ONE. Also, there seemed to be weird lighting differences that made one of them more blue than the other.

Frankly, it looked to me like nothing more than THE POWER OF SUGGESTION and a FORMAT CHANGE of the video by somebody’s plain old video software doing normal video software stuff. Speed up? Slow down? It was MICROSCOPIC IF AT ALL. Who cares? It’s almost not noticeable, and actually BACKWARDS to me.

It seemed more like PROPAGANDA than reality.

And to top it off, a PRISTINE VIDEO of the entire incident captured ON TV by our wonderful Karli Bonne – who uses the lowest of all possible technology by taking PHONE PICTURES OF HER TELEVISION – shows that frigging Nancy Pelosi appeared DRUNK or DEMENTED in the original footage itself – as aired on TV – with absolutely no possibility of dirty tricks.

https://twitter.com/WOLFM00N/status/1131668007770632192

Allow me to record both Karli’s tweets AND screen shots, since they are constantly throwing this woman off Twitter for her HILARIOUS real-time recorded TV viewing, which mercilessly mocks the Soviet Fake News.

Tweet:

https://twitter.com/kbq225/status/1131587536927825920

Picture:

Tweet:

https://twitter.com/kbq225/status/1131588335917572096

Picture:

So – the charge that Pelosi’s behavior was just due to a SLOWED VIDEO was clearly bullshit. BUT – and this is key – the whole affair left me suspicious. And that was GOOD.

Because then I saw this tweet here, in a VIGOROUS discussion of Hillary’s health…..

Which I have now saved as a screenshot:

And also saved the images:

First THIS ONE, in which a woman appears to be assisting Hillary Clinton and gripping stuff in one hand that LOOKS like it could be an epi-pen……

Kinda like “ARE YOU OK, HILLARY?”

And then THIS ONE, in which Hillary looks like she has some kind of TERMINAL PALLOR AND EDEMA….

People HERE were thinking the broad on the LEFT was actually CHELSEA CLINTON, all fat and preggers. HOLD THAT THOUGHT. But Hillary – WOW. Not exactly a flattering pic.

Folks – this looked like an open-and-shut case of #HillaryHealth.

People online were questioning whether it was even HILLARY, and falling YET AGAIN for the infamous STUNT DOUBLE DISINFORMATION THEORY….

https://twitter.com/KSBOEN1/status/1133087926659764225

Take a look at that vigorous discussion HERE: https://wqth.wordpress.com/2019/05/27/dear-maga-20190527-open-topic/comment-page-2/#comment-158947

NOW – this all made me very suspicious. The old #HillaryHealth fight was FILLED with disinformation. At its height, Democrat shills covered up Hillary’s PILL-ROLLING TREMOR of her right index finger during Debate 1 with some theory about “secret scrolling” of hidden notes being shown to her on the podium.

Yeah – it can get that bad. One REALLY HAS TO DIG INTO THIS STUFF to find the truth.

So I blew up that second photo, and realized that the facial shape was really fairly unchanged, with just a lot of make-up on, and we were really dealing with apples and oranges. But still, she really looked a lot better in the speech photo, than she did in the parade photos.

The whole thing was starting to smell like the “power-of-suggestion disinformation” used against #HillaryHealth researchers back in the Parkinson’s days. BUT we still have to be careful.

Hillary really DID look bad in those two parade photos with the Tweet – which I suddenly suspected were DOCTORED.

I mean – COME ON – look at her! The woman looks like she has CANKLES OF THE FACE!

SO – off I go – happily – absolutely certain that this is a DOCTORED PHOTO of her – and looking for the originals.

So I start digging into search engines, and I find THIS photo:

What the heck???!!! She doesn’t look so bad here! Where did THIS picture come from?

This was a LOCAL reporter doing a story in Chappaqua. Let’s look more closely at that photo.

First of all, NO WAY is that Web Hubbell’s daughter! That is NOT Chelsea Clinton being towed along by CANKLES!

But then look at Granny Mao! She looks NOTHING like that terrible picture above!

SO – what I did next was to go looking for more pictures of Hillary from that parade, and I found a whole SLIDE-SHOW of them from this Tania Savayan gal. That slide-show was syndicated to a bunch of mainstream newspapers on the web.

I pulled out ALL the Hillary photos.

It was interesting, but try as I might, I could not find a bad image of Hillary in the slide show.

I then looked specifically back at the ORIGINAL ARTICLE in the LoHud. There, I found a VIDEO. You can see it below, scrolled to the “best” (meaning clearest) picture of Hillary.

Looking more closely:

I’m sorry – she just doesn’t look that bad in ANY of these “good” (clear) photos from the rally. Sure, a little sag, a little aging, a little “I’m going for a walk in the morning and yeah I’m not exactly looking like I just left the stylist.” But it just ain’t that bad.

Here is the ABSOLUTE WORST FRAME from that video, blown up. What I did was CATCH Hillary in the middle of speaking while walking, so that I could get the WORST POSSIBLE FACE.

I mean, I made this woman just look ILL. That’s right. “ILLARY!”

Compare that again to the “bad Hillary picture” from the tweet that started this:

To me, this picture was CHOSEN to make Hillary look BAD. It MAY be doctored, but why doctor pictures when SELECTION of bad frames from videos provides both WHATEVER YOU WANT and AUTHENTICITY AS WELL? Or maybe it’s just a bad still picture selected from a bunch of them.

The point is – NOT FLATTERING.

And we KNOW there were plenty of more flattering pictures available. No excuse to publish this one.

So who is this David Buchwald guy? Hey! He’s the guy in the picture with Cankles!

More closely….

His picture from Twitter….

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/441312201098661890/yVkIDAD0_400x400.jpeg

Now – am I saying that he INTENTIONALLY tweeted out a USABLY BAD picture of Hillary?

Just like Q predicted?

Well, he followed THAT tweet with two retweets of other people’s LESS BAD photos of Hillary:

SO – if one analyzes the situation without any accounting for DECEPTION, then it just looks like AW SHUCKS he picked an unfortunate video grab and “some aide will require some discipline” or something like that. Because RETWEETS prove he “DINDU NUFFINS”.

Riiiiiiight?

BUT – if you realize that PUTTING his tweet in front of EXACTLY THE RIGHT PEOPLE means that the RIGHT PEOPLE are going to go “OMG – look at Hillary! POOR SICK HILLARY!”…….

Are you starting to see how this works?

We were SUCKERED, people. AS Q WARNED US.

That Q guy who knows ALL ABOUT TWITTER.

Are you starting to see why the incestuous relationship of Social Media and the DNC actually MATTERS?

Are you starting to see how the combination of OPAQUE ALGORITHMS and DATA WITH HIDDEN PAYLOAD and SECRET TREATIES means HIDDEN TARGETED INFLUENCE?

I’m just going to leave it there.

Think about it.

W

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kea

OK I did find this funny:
German Police: ‘Guardian Angel’ Pigeon Protected Speeder
Police in western Germany say divine intervention saved a speeding driver from getting a ticket, after a pigeon photobombed a traffic enforcement camera at the right moment.
https://www.usnews.com/news/offbeat/articles/2019-05-28/german-police-guardian-angel-pigeon-protected-speeder

Sue Mcdonald

Good morning my treeper friends😄 I wanted to post to all who commented on my posts the past week or so,I have been having issues with WordPress and after spending a bit of time in my profile ect….I have hopefully resolved the problem. What’s odd is all my settings were different then I had them. Not sure why but it may have been done when I went from my laptop to my new tablet. So now I should be able to read replies and comment to you all once again!

Pat Frederick

{{waving}} hi Sue!

Sue Mcdonald

Hi Pat!😊waving while sticking my head out the car window lol

Sue Mcdonald

Thank you wolf😊 I realize now how much easier things an be done with this tablet. I enjoy the butterflies and birds that come by my yard all spring and summer. I feed them all.this year I have 6 dove pairs and quail that stop in for a visit .

Marica

Now we have 2 beautiful butterflys in our tree!!! Beautiful Sue!!!

Sylvia Avery

It’s good to see you back in the branches, Sue!

Sue Mcdonald

Thank you Sylvia😊 I’ve been lurking lol trying to figure this new tablet out.it finally dawned on me in a DOH moment that this gizmo works like my phone ,total face Palm lol.iam now snuggled and cozy on my branch once again.

wheatietoo

Black & Decker is closing down their Craftsman plant in China and moving it to Texas.
https://americanlookout.com/stanley-black-and-decker-investing-90-million-to-bring-more-craftsman-production-back-to-the-u-s/
————— From the article:
Stanley Black & Decker Opens a New Window. announced on Wednesday that it was investing $90 million in a plant in Texas – a move aimed at continuing its effort to shift production of a range of Craftsman products back to the U.S. Opens a New Window.
The new 425,000-square-foot facility will be located in Fort Worth, where tools ranging from sockets, ratchets, wrenches to general sets will be produced.
“When we purchased Craftsman in 2017 we were determined to revitalize this iconic U.S. brand and bring back its American manufacturing heritage,” Stanley Black & Decker President and CEO Jim Loree said in a statement.
“From the launch of Craftsman’s refreshed brand identity last year to our announcement of the first new manufacturing facility in many years, we’re demonstrating our continued commitment to grow the brand and bring even more production of these great products back to the United States.”
Stanley bought Craftsman from struggling retailer Sears in 2017, which continues to sell some of the brand’s products. In an effort to cut costs, Sears had outsourced production to places like China and Mexico.
———————- End
On the Stanley Black & Decker website, they say that they are continuing to Re-Americanize the Craftsman brand.
“Today, CRAFTSMAN metal tool chests and rolling cabinets are being manufactured in Sedalia, Missouri, and CRAFTSMAN knives, saws, and rolling workshops are being manufactured in Cheraw, South Carolina.”
https://stanleyblackanddeckerintheus.com/issue/manufacturing-us/
I wasn’t aware of it before…but Stanley Black & Decker owns several other brands now as well:
Bostich
Dewalt
Lenox
Facom
MAC Tools
….To name a few.

ladypenquin

Too many Americans don’t realize that all these big American brands had shipped their manufacturing overseas to China – until they realized the poor quality of the Chinese made product.
Re-Americanizing the quality will be a wonderful thing.

Sylvia Avery

This makes the men folk in my family very, very happy.

grandmaintexas

An interesting thread on running for office…a primer. At least in CA, but I bet there are similarities for everyone.
https://mobile.twitter.com/Ron4California/status/1133423265202839552

kinthenorthwest

As I said in my tweet—One wants to laugh at these idiots and say “we told you so”, yet this is serious.
This crap affects Americans in so many ways besides just monetary.
Illegals commit a third of America’s crimes now, Illegals are over loading our education
https://twitter.com/GracieLovesUSA/status/1133447509051707392

kinthenorthwest

Sorry it posted before I finished…

TheseTruths

From Wolfmoon’s article: “People online were questioning whether it was even HILLARY, and falling YET AGAIN for the infamous STUNT DOUBLE DISINFORMATION THEORY….”
Thank you for stating that.
We all know that there was something wrong with Hillary during the campaign. She had pneumonia, for one thing, but one can completely recover from that. Other types of things, like some neurological disorders and diseases, are incurable and must be managed. So does Hillary have something like that? If she had a Parkinson’s-like illness during the campaign, then she still has it.
If she were running for office, she would need to appear healthy enough to take on the job and her ill health would need to be hidden. But if she’s not running for office and thinks she is in danger of being indicted. she would want to seem ill to gain public sympathy and to seem too sick for prison. This scenario would have to be timed very carefully so as not to interfere with her life until the more extreme “illness” would be needed. She wouldn’t want to seem to be declining to the point of needing a wheelchair, for example, which would hamper her current lifestyle.
I guess one theory is that she seems healthy enough to discredit those who thought she was too sick to be president, while at the same time giving signals that her health is not optimal and could be in jeopardy. Hence the presence of the doctor? I don’t know of any other politician who has a doctor accompany them to events. Maybe she and the woman doctor are just good friends, but Hillary having a medical professional present has happened too many times.

kinthenorthwest

There was a time that I do pretty much believe a double was used. I think it was just after that time she practically had to be dragged into the van. Either it was a double or they hyped her up with a ton of drugs.
She came out and waved to the crowd for just a minute or two and pretty much ran back inside.
https://youtu.be/ZJoanyK2Ivw

wheatietoo

She had a transfusion of baby’s blood and was good to go.
That little girl on the street was a hired plant…who had appeared before in other DNC events.

kinthenorthwest

They are conspiracy theories, but this one hmmm

ladypenquin

I agree with you about that body double after the van incident. No matter what boosters are giving – recovering from whatever had overtaken her in 1-2 hrs just wasn’t logical. Besides – it did not look like the real Hillary. It was a set up with that young child and family. Notice how none of the “other” onlookers had been allowed to approach her outside the Hotel.
In that incident, the body double was clearly younger and had less weight on her.

kinthenorthwest

To me the double even looks skinner too

ladypenquin

And her movement – she moved like a much younger woman.

kinthenorthwest

That too…but even today after watching the video I watched it several times.
It was like oh my what diet was she on.

gingersmom2009

Yes, this instance, with that woman, definitely looked like a double.

kinthenorthwest

Very much so.. It is when the liberals pull stutns like that one that gets one to believe in some of the other conspiracy theories. To me that was one of the stupidest needless stunts that Hillary pulled.

wheatietoo

“She had pneumonia, for one thing, …”
_________
But we don’t really know for sure if that was true.
It could have been a cover story.
Hillary lies about everything…and the Enemedia repeats it as though it’s true.

TheseTruths

Yes, she lies, but I think she really had pneumonia. There is video evidence of her coughing a gross bit of evidence into a glass.

SteveInCO

The only hacking going on during the campaign.

TheseTruths

Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!

ozzytrumpster

Shit. Too much information even for me

TheseTruths

Sorry! Q said some might not be able to handle everything, LOL.

ozzytrumpster

Vomit, faeces ,urine blood .np.
Sputum eetch

ladypenquin

When she had that fall into the van in Sept 2016, I think she had a Black gentleman who was always with her. He died shortly afterwards – not old.
Yes, she has medical help all the time, but they won’t tell the public why.

gingersmom2009

I just searched that guy’s name, JW MCGill or Johnston Wilson McGill – and you can’t even find an image of him, or an article about his death. He evidently keeled over of a heart attack, just sitting on his couch. Was supposed to go before Rooster Gowdy, or some such thing. During the campaign he was literally everywhere in pictures with HRC. What times we’re living through.

ladypenquin

Yes, he was identified at the time as Hillary’s physician – found it strange he died suddenly, though Black people do have a higher incidence of issues like hypertension, diabetes, and cardiac problems. If he was diabetic he could have had the “silent MI.” Still, anything connected to the Clintons is suspicious in my book.

Sylvia Avery

I read somewhere he was 47 at the time of death.

ladypenquin

I’ve tried researching him – not much luck. I always had him in the 45+ age range. He was overweight, and possibly had some of the aliments I mentioned above which the Black population has in higher numbers. He’d been inseparable from Hillary during the campaign, and then he was gone…

Teagan

“he died shortly afterwards”….OMG, I never heard this!

Teagan

Okay…i’m Replying to my own post. Wolfmoon, I did what you suggested….and looked what happened. I’m Teagan again….for right now. Lord knows what will happen 5 minutes from now!
Keep your fingers crossed.

Linda

Very interesting. This ruling is about an Indiana law that Pence signed while governor that requires proper burial of fetal remains after an abortion – thus stopping PP from selling baby parts. The Supreme Court just upheld it with a 7-2 decision (dissenters were Ginsberg and Sotomayer).

Here is the complete article:
https://www.lifenews.com/2019/05/28/supreme-court-upholds-pro-life-law-requiring-proper-burial-or-cremation-for-babies-killed-in-abortions/

ozzytrumpster

That’s really going to fuck with their business model

Pat Frederick

thanks for the giggles…does he scour the internet for these videos/picture or do people send them to him? he’s really awesome at the captioning!

TakeBackOurRepublic

Honestly, Wheatietoo, you always insert these at just the right moment when we need a little distraction. Always get major giggles. Thank you for lightening up the serious crap we’re always covering here.

PHC

Beto O’Rourke Apologizes To Staff For Being A “Giant Asshole”…
https://www.weaselzippers.us/421870-beto-orourke-apologizes-to-staff-for-being-a-giant-asshole/
Mayor Pete on the other hand, considers it an asset.

Marica

Lol Patrick!!! An Ass et!!🤣🤣🤣😍

TheseTruths

LOL. We could never have someone who is the butt of such jokes as our president!

SteveInCO

A cheeky fellow though.

TheseTruths

Working his tail off for nothing…

Pat Frederick

lmao!

Spab

That is political dynamite there PHC; funny but dynamite.

PHC

Beto has taken the obama route of apologizing for everything as a campaign strategy.
This ‘woke’ sh!t is a serious illness.

TheseTruths

Trying too hard to be real. We don’t need to see haircuts, teeth cleanings, pickup trucks and dogs on dirt roads, and apologies that shoudl be internal campaign business. None of that has anything to do with policies or governance.

PHC

They have no policies or plans for governance.
Just feelings,…………………and the munchies.

Sylvia Avery

You do NOT even want to know my reaction to this, Patrick, but I’ll say that it frightened my dog. She is hiding behind the sofa and won’t come out.
And it’s all your fault. Again.
(I bet you were a holy terror in the classroom.)

PHC

I was.
Very difficult for teachers, as I was a straight A student, and had read every book on how to handle those like me.

Sylvia Avery

Somehow, I am not surprised!

PHC

My disruptions were mostly aimed at teachers who were biased in their presentations.
Or those who sought to embarrass other students.

Sylvia Avery

Our culture works hard to present teachers as saints. Really, they are just people and there are sadists and mean ones in the mix just like any other profession.
It’s tough luck being a kid and stuck with one of those. You’re pretty powerless. I was always lucky in that regard. For the most part good teachers, kind ones. But I ran into a couple who were not.
Thank God for my parents. My dad had been bullied by teachers when he was a kid so he was sensitive to anything that smacked of that. So he took care of one of the teachers for me, and the other one I was able to handle on my own.
But for the kids without parents like mine, or without the self-confidence I had earned in the classroom it was dismal. I’m glad you were there to stick up for them.
We don’t need no education.
We don’t need no thought control.
No dark sarcasm in the classroom.
Teacher, leave them kids alone!

PHC

I had to learn how to fight for myself early on.
Showing others how to it, followed.

ozzytrumpster

But there are arsehole kids too.just got a mean streak and home in on any weakness in a teacher

Sylvia Avery

No argument there.

ozzytrumpster

He hasn’t changed a bit…..and we love it.
OTOH we ain’t his teachers

Sylvia Avery

Thankfully!!!! (On both counts!)

Marica

Not sure if Wheaties animal pics make me smile more than this tweet–But I am grinning from ear to ear…
https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/1133398797634215940

Pat Frederick

AOC was heard to exclaim…I think models should stick to clothes and runways and stuff and leave forecasting to the professionals!

PHC

BREAKING: Christopher Steele Will Not Cooperate with DOJ Review of Russian Investigation
https://saraacarter.com/breaking-christopher-steele-will-not-cooperate-with-doj-review-of-russian-investigation/

Spab

I can’t imagine why. I guess he doesn’t have a civic responsibility gene.

CM in TN

Sounds like rendition time to me…

Gil

“Youre not laughing now.” says Farage. 😁

Gil

TheseTruths

That was a blast! Farage is so much fun. He has no qualms about telling it like it is. The young woman behind him had trouble keeping a straight face.
At 4:30: “Now I know that virtually none of you have ever done a proper job in your lives or worked in business or worked in trade or indeed ever created a job.” LOL.

ladypenquin

Not sure if this has been shared yet in Flep’s roundup, but these two tweets hold a great deal of significance – pointing out that there may well be another way to wipe out Roe V Wade. The Law of the Land where it has already been deemed that there can be no discrimination based on

This would indicate the direction of Justice Thomas’ thinking, and how to make sure the conservatives on the Court, and possibly a couple of the Lefties consider Roe v Wade. Yes, it means that the SC would have to state the concept that there is a human life in the womb, an American human life – therefore that child should receive the same Constitutional protections as any one of us.
Either that, or we say it loud and clear to the Black community that the Democrat Party is deliberately committing genocide on their young…

kinthenorthwest

Life has been proven by many to start at conception..
I have stated many times that every human has their rights …With abortion there are NO reasons to take away the rights of this human being…On top of that, why are we taking away a human being’s right to life without due process which our American laws guarantee (rant over)
My tweet explains why I am so against abortion, especially since it has become apparent that many are using it as birth control.
With all the birth control methods are there, along with abstinence, abortion should never be used as a birth control.
https://twitter.com/GracieLovesUSA/status/1133110082932072448

Chris

..sorry if this has been posted before, been out of town and out of the loop for a few days..
I was sitting down with family when someone on a laptop across the room laughed loud and hysterically..
So I had to share ..Trump toys!
Some one sees a niche to fill..
disclaimer: I have absolutely NO connection to this Co.
I’m ordering the golden haired Trump Punisher covfefe mug..Too cool
.. and for the kiddies, check out the Lego ‘build the wall’ kit .. complete with border patrol officers and an illegal.. Bbwahaha!!
https://republicanlegion.com/product-category/maga-toys/page/2/
Have a great week!
Stay Vigilant QTreeps !!
MAGA

kea

Another Catholic Church Vandalized, Ignored By Mainstream Media
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/05/another-catholic-church-vandalized-ignored-by-mainstream-media/

bflyjesusgrl

https://thefederalist.com/2019/05/28/lawsuit-suggests-spying-trump-campaign-started-early-2016/

Marica

I’m laughing out LOUD now….

Pat Frederick

roflmao!!
69, huh?

Marica

Can’t make this stuff up!!!🤣🤣🤣

PHC

Obama-Era Politicos Prepare ‘Pre-Excuses’ Just In Case Trump Wins Re-Election
https://www.dailywire.com/news/47748/obama-era-politicos-prepare-pre-excuses-just-case-emily-zanotti

PHC

Report: Ocasio-Cortez Likely To Endorse The Lil Injun That Couldn’t
https://www.weaselzippers.us/421873-report-ocasio-cortez-likely-to-endorse-elizabeth-warren/

Cuppa Covfefe

One little, two little. three lying injuns
Four little, five little. six broken injuns
Sevem little. eight little. nine faking injuns
Ten little Fauxcahontas Liarwatha toys…..

Marica

Back to Joe Di…I really liked the following exchange:

Marica

Marica

I just can’t….😂😂😂😂😂

Marica
ladypenquin

Avenatti is a pathological liar. Mentally ill.

bflyjesusgrl

Maybe he can get some counseling for that during his FOUR HUNDRED AND FOUR YEAR stay. 🤩🤩

Cuppa Covfefe

Somehow, someone, somewhere must have meant for that number to add up.
404 is “Page not found” in webmaster land…
Could that be, Carter Page?

daughnworks247

On Wolfie’s post.
THIS video of Nancy Pelosi, sounding drunk, has not been deceptively altered in any way.
This is the “Drunk Nancy” video which President Trump tweeted out and STILL remains on the President’s Twitter feed.
The media has conflated two DIFFERENT videos to mislead the public.
WAPost came out with an article of one video, from Center for American Progress, which was allegedly slowed down………. according to one audio professor from UC Berkeley.
The WaPost video DID NOT mention the Trump “Drunk Nancy” video, but it didn’t matter — the media was off and running, and removing all videos across social media of Drunk Nancy.
Look at the way S.E. Cupp, from CNN, attacks the President, falsely, for the CORRECT video.
Whole timeline is here in PJ Media.
https://pjmedia.com/trending/no-trump-did-not-share-a-doctored-video-of-pelosi/

TheseTruths

We only have to wait until Pelosi speaks again, which she does, often. More examples will be available. If she doesn’t talk publicly for a while, we can be pretty sure she’s hiding something. The ball is in her court. In fact, she could come out at any moment to refute the allegations and prove there is nothing notable about her speech and cognition. She is under tremendous pressure as Speaker of the House, having to baby-sit the three anti-American women and others, having to appease the radical Dem base plus more moderate Dems, and now having her obvious speech difficulties brought to the fore. Her health is bound to be suffering.

PHC

She came out the next day and said she would discontinue her line of attack on this subject.
There was no win for her, and she knew it.

kinthenorthwest

Said for several years now that Pelosi has some issues…Nothing really against her, but its her age & she is pass the age for holding a public office. Her slurred speech, stuttering, and forgetfulness has be very evident in many of her speeches since about 2014, if not earlier.
Johnson is another one that needs to step down…
Can’t believe Biden is running, cause he has some of the same issues with age besides his other political, sexual & financial issues
There are others on both sides that need to step down..actually McCain was one too.
I’m 70 and i pray that no one in my family or close net friends let me make a fool of myself if i have noticeable medical issues or dementia..

trumpismine

I share those concerns kinthenorthwest. I’m the same age and I pray I just become a sweet ol’ guy, who if I’m blessed to live that long keep some of my mental faculties.

kinthenorthwest

That is me too–I’m 70. Some days when I get stressed out I seem to have one too many brain farts as I call them. Then I seem to get more stressed due to fears. That is when I take a nice long shower, get dressed and do some window shopping or immerse myself in games.
Having worked at some retirement places, in my 20s I knew immediately that dementia and/or Alzheimers is not the way I want to go out, especially if its for many years.

Kalbo

Every time Nitwit Nan opens her mouth, she drivel incoherent mumbles with a few discernible words.
Two things Nitwit Nan cannot do is develop a clear thought and speak it.
Nitwit Nan’s problems are compound if she waves a hand… That’s far too many “balls in the air” for Nitwit Nan to manage.
Then give a few drinks…pitiful. Third in line for the Presidency.

j4260

What happened to SE Cupp, Nichole Wallace, Kristen, etc….they’ve gotten very full of themselves (very much like Megyn Kelly) and now are totally unhinged. They don’t even bother to do their research any longer…just react negatively to anything Trump. Sold their souls to the Devil…for what? Hope whatever they’ve gotten has been worth it.

daughnworks247

J4260, I used to think pundits and “opinion” people actually gave their opinion.
Mark Levin woke me up to that falsehood.
One weekend he was hooting and hollering with PDJT the candidate, joking about Hillary maybe wearing a wig.
The next week, someone from the Cruz campaign bought 468K of his books, netting him about $1 million.
From then on, he hated Trump.
Remember that one?
And then, Erik Erikson, was just as bad, bought and paid for. Glenn Beck was subsidized by the two billionaires from west Texas (Willard? Can’t remember their names but I remember the story)
And the most obvious one, was Joe Scarborough. Loved Trump one week, and the next week May of 2016, he accepted a job writing for the WaPost………. and has hated Trump ever since.
I remember my dad, torturing me, forcing/training me to advocate for both sides of an argument. Doesn’t seem natural, does it? Well, Nicole Wallace and S.E. Cupp learned well, didn’t they? Was Meghan McCain EVER a Republican?
Hey, at CNN, Ana Navarro, Alisyn Camerota, Kristen Powers, a bunch of them flipped.

TheseTruths

That’s why I don’t trust a lot of those people, particularly Levin, Beck, and Coulter. I wish Levin well in his current support of Pres. Trump, and to the extent that he is educating people about coservatism, great; but I will never really trust him.

Sylvia Avery

I know what you mean.
Here’s my take. We should not trust any of them. Seriously. Not Levin, not Rush, not Posobiec, not Praying Medic, not Lisa Mei, not Joe DiGenova. None of them.
We should read them, watch them, listen to them. But don’t ever forget to use our critical analytical skills.
I learned that from Some Dude. Just when I was all comfy cozy and certain I was being fed the truth, I woke up once again and realized the problem was I was being fed.
It’s all information, and we have to do the scut work of sorting it and testing it and wondering about it. For now there just isn’t any alternative.

TheseTruths

Yes, great points. It’s best not to blindly follow anyone. Even Q says disinformation is necessary, and of course we aren’t sure which info that is.

Sylvia Avery

Exactly. It is frustrating, but we will see it unfold when the time is right, I hope!

bflyjesusgrl

ladypenquin

Good catch my Unseen. The 7-2 ruling by SCOTUS indicates that the babies are indeed “human” and are deserving of respect and appropriate burial. This. Is. Big.

bakocarl

I hope that your analysis is correct, but it may have been that 7 members of the court have ruled that it is not unconstitutional for a state to require that the product/remains from an abortion must be cremated or buried . . . whether you think the fetus was a human life or a “lump of cells”.

ladypenquin

In this ruling, SCOTUS is acknowledging that the state is allowed to regulate the “disposal” of human remains. They upheld the way that Indiana decided, which means they acknowledged that they are in fact human, and deserving of such dignity as historically societies decree. If they had ruled against Indiana then it would have been more precarious for th epro-life efforts. One of the major efforts has been to get the Court to acknowledge that these are human beings and worthy of Constitutional protections. Roe v Wade opened the door – but the travesty of further rulings by the SC (Casey) moved the goalposts to the point of being in the post-natal period, let alone long past viability. SCOTUS has a problem, at worst they’ll want to return the issue of abortion to the states, which means that they’ll decide there ISN’T a Constitutional “right” to abortion – but within that perspective is the recognition that the unborn are human lives and worthy of the protections the Constitution affords all Americans. I’m just pondering on these things – having glimpsed a few new paths in yesterday’s news out of SCOTUS.

ladypenquin

Oh, and the significance of what happened in Indiana is that PP can’t then sell organs and tissues which is a lucrative practice for them, and why they have pushed for abortions post-birth. More usefulness out of organs and fetal tissue.
There are, of course, eugenics ghouls who want to control the population… but a lot of PP is business oriented – someone is paying them for what they’re doing.

bflyjesusgrl

More like “After 404yrs, CPL Not Found” 😉

daughnworks247

Deception is everywhere.
I was working away, today, had Fox Biz on in the background.
Globalist Shill announces NEXT SEGMENT will be about a CEO’s 100yr old company which is getting KILLED by tariffs.
He makes bicycles.
I raised an eyebrow, because I remembered the report about another bike company, who received a waiver for aluminum tariff while they reoriented their supply chain. Wilbur Ross took care of it. Sooooooo, I was a little confused at the 180 degree pivot and waited for the segment.
CEO comes on, and he explains about his company, few hundred employees in South Carolina and about 100 in New Jersey. He sells 300K bikes a year.
Globalist shill, expecting a great answer, asks the question: So, what is it about the tariffs which has jeopardized your 100yr old company?
CEO Flubs: He explains, what he really needs/wants is to make 3 MILLION bikes a year. And if the Trump admin would only give him a waiver, 5yrs worth, for NO TARIFFS, then he would have an advantage (Duh, no kidding). Then, he could “SHAME his competitors into following suit”, and if they all made more than 3 million bikes, he could bring the parts supply chain back to the USA = lower margin but greater return.
What? Huh?
I know, I want to go on Fox Biz, complain about my current biz situation, and ask the President for a WAIVER for 5 yrs, so I can have an advantage over all my competitors.
Never mind that he just had his corp tax rate cut.
Never mind most of his employees are in a right to work state.
Whole segment was a total fail.
Yet, I wonder how many people understood what the CEO was asking for was completely ridiculous.
Globalist shill pundit did not challenge the CEO at all. She closed the segment with, “Well, let’s hope the President resolves this trade war soon, the benefit of all…. blah…blah…..blah.”

Gil

Tough nuts to him. Work smarter, plan ahead. No you wont buy a new mercedes every other year.

SteveInCO

The 16 ton elephant in the room, is that the only reason government gets to pick winners and losers is we gave it the power to do so.
And as soon as it can do so, every sort of corrupt machination will occur, sometimes in self-defense by companies who don’t want to be shafted at their competitors’ behest. Politicians and bureaucrats benefit, because they get bribes and favors.
Government interference in the economy is the problem, posing as its own solution.

Marica

President Trump Tweet just now…..
https://twitter.com/k_ovfefe/status/1133493145784717313

bflyjesusgrl

👯Twinsed!! 😂

bflyjesusgrl
phoenixRising
Gil
michaelh

And assault charges. You can’t tell the difference between milkshakes, bleach, or acid when it’s being thrown at you.

phoenixRising

Ohhh my gosh !
Flep, that is SO FLIPPIN’ FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PHC

How did they get the whole rear end separated from that horse?
Assectomy?
H/t alligatriot

bflyjesusgrl

OMG Wolfie!!! This video is SUPER Distorted!!!

michaelh

Do they may them in patriotic all American flag style?

Sylvia Avery

An analysis of PDJT’s background and character that made the author believe Donald Trump would win. I enjoyed reading this.
************
How I Knew Trump Would Win in 2016 and Will Win Again
By Garrett Sheldon| May 27th, 2019
FTA:
“At his rallies I looked at the faces of those Americans of all kinds; young, old, rich, poor, black, white, men, women, urban and rural. I saw in the expressions on their faces a joy and gratitude that someone was finally standing up for those voices; voices that had been ridiculed for decades. I remember at one rally an old gnarled-faced veteran standing behind Trump; stocky, short-cropped white-hair, in a uniform covered with medals. Clearly a tough bird. And tears streamed down his face as he realized his country was back.”
https://amgreatness.com/2019/05/27/how-i-knew-trump-would-win-in-2016-and-will-win-again/

phoenixRising

It ain’t rocket science…
If you care about this COUNTRY … you support Donald John Trump…

Sylvia Avery

Of course. I still enjoyed reading it. I thought perhaps someone else might enjoy it as well.

phoenixRising

I’m sorry Sylvia,
That’s not how I meant that to read…
And I did enjoy reading it… was talking about people in general…
ohh, never mind.

Sylvia Avery

No worries, pR. 🙂 We’re good.

Sylvia Avery

Daniel Turner: Stealth AOC ‘Green New Deal’ now the law in New Mexico, voters be damned
“By now, the public is well aware of the “Green New Deal” proposed by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. They have not responded well to calls for forced veganism and banning airplanes, let alone giving up the American way of life made possible by cheap energy.
But while Ocasio-Cortez has taken the brunt of the media focus, environmental groups have developed a new strategy to get their way: pass a type of “Green New Deal” state by state.
It’s a smart tactic. They get friendly, left-leaning state legislators and governors, most of whom they financially backed in the past election, to do their dirty work. While the media is watching AOC marveling over garbage disposals and rejecting the racism of cauliflower, no one is reporting about bad laws taking shape in secret.
That’s exactly how radical green groups want it.
Their latest attempt was in New Mexico, and unfortunately, it succeeded…”
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/daniel-turner-stealth-version-of-aoc-green-new-deal-now-the-law-in-new-mexico-voters-be-damned

realsauce

More pre subterfuge……
https://news.yahoo.com/navy-ufos-reporting-guidelines-updated-202515828.html?.tsrc=notification-brknews

pgroup

Ever wonder what people say about you behind your back? Here’s what somebody said about Gail Combs OT:
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GW says:
May 28, 2019 at 6:31 pm
I have to thank commentor Gail Combs, who once posted often at RealClimateScience.com by Tony Heller exposing the Climate Change Fraud. She referenced CTH occasionally which drew me here. The awakening I experienced was nothing less than incredible ! I thought I knew a lot – and did in fact know a lot ! But CTH showed me it was only the tip of the iceberg !
I agree with everything you stated, and about every person you named.

PHC

“Ever wonder what people say about you behind your back?”
No.
Hope it’s dirty, though.

Rodney Short

As long as they’re talkin shit about me they’re leaving others alone.

bflyjesusgrl

PHC fell in the mud. 😜

Gail Combs

pgroup,
Thanks for showing me that. I did try to cross fertilize Tony Heller’s & E. M. Smith’s followers with SD
Ristvan was someone else I lured to the Treehouse. (He said as much) I am very glad I did since he gets a lot more exposure their.

michaelh

And now it’s not about the blog it’s about the community.
I know, crazy notion right?

bflyjesusgrl

YAY!! I love ❤️ Texas! 😍😍

bflyjesusgrl

Gil

 Its treasonous, absolutely treasonous. And we cant leave CA, yet.
CA Lawmakers Vote to Offer Health Insurance to Immigrants in U.S. Illegally
POSTED 5:16 PM, MAY 28, 2019, BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
The California Assembly voted Tuesday to extend the state’s Medicaid program to eligible adults who are in the country illegally.
Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to spend about $98 million a year to cover low-income immigrants between the ages of 19 and 25 who are living in the country illegally. The state Senate’s budget proposal would also add coverage for people 65 and older living in the country illegally.
The state Assembly’s bill would cover all immigrants in California living in the country illegally over the age of 19.
But Newsom has raised concern about the assembly’s bill because it is estimated to cost more than $3 billion a year.
The bill passed 44-11.
The proposed law, Assembly Bill 4, goes next to the state Senate.
https://ktla.com/2019/05/28/ca-lawmakers-vote-to-offer-health-insurance-to-immigrants-in-u-s-illegally/

Gail Combs

Fine,
I could care less AS LONG AS USA Taxpayers do not have to BAILOUT CALIFORNICATE!
The sooner California goes Venezula the better as far as I am concerned. With luck it will WAKE PEOPLE UP!

Gil

Its a voter fraud purchase downpayment. I wonder how many of us here are patriots anymore.

Gail Combs

I also wonder if those are FEDERAL programs, whether California can actually give the bennies to illegals.
I would not be surprised to find out that people in the Trump Admin are ALREADY puting together a lawsuit to stop the idiocy

cthulhu

I’ve got a 1-800-PACKRAT unit on my driveway with 3500 of its 6000 pounds packed. I’m estimating another one next month, then a truck for the last stuff to go in August (towing my car). A big deal today was determining that I couldn’t change car registrations in advance (to register your car in North Carolina, you need a document of title, an NC Driver’s License, and proof of NC auto insurance; to get an NC Driver’s License, you have to show-up in person).

wheatietoo

Sounds like you’ve picked NC as your new home, Coothie.
Cool. It’s a beautiful place.
🙂
Most states give you a grace period on changing over your DL and car registration.
So once you’re there, you should have plenty of time to take care of that chore.

rf121

Martha is a Never Trumper. However, she is smoking in the leather. Hubba, hubba.

Sylvia Avery

*waving*
Hi, rf121! I used to like Martha. Not in THAT way although she is very attractive, if you can overlook the whole Never Trump thing. And apparently, with a little leather, you can! 🙂 🙂 🙂

michaelh

Was that the wolf whistle I heard?

Emeraldstar

Well thanks, Wolf! – for picking up on my “health” post a few days ago, as it relates to not only the Clintons but also Nan D’Alessandre-poo.
FWIW, I think the deception is deeper than simply muddying the waters surrounding questions of “Is she, or Isn’t she?” sick, or is she doubled by a doppleganger, or or is she photo-maniputated by enemedia to poach any valid health questions by those seeing the photos.
The one constant in ALL the talk, and wondering, and hypothesizing … is that it’s focused on HER! Instead of what WE got goin’ on.
When one dominates the question, then one dominates the answer(s). When one sets the stage, the actors are mostly irrelevant, because BOTH sides are actually performing for a SINGLE purpose: distraction.
I really don’t give a hoot about anything Hildebeast. Talking about her, pro or con, is still talking about HER.
There’s a word, from rhetoric, that puts a name to the technique. I forget right now – was it “paralepsis”?
The idea is simple. When Nixon pleaded “I am not a crook!”, the word “crook” was implanted into our psyches. It matters not whether the word was affirmed or denied – the base idea was “crook”. That’s what we remember. Crook first, denial afterward. (And he did it to himself!)
The Broom-pilot shouldn’t be a subject / topic that captures our time. Every minute spent thinking about her (“it”) is a minute taken away from advancing MAGA.
I’d really like to go a WHOLE MONTH without seeing her face ANYWHERE that I look. Also, I’d rather see BB and GP and other sites focus not on what the “enemy” is doing (Beast, Bye-Dan, Poca-Liz, Butt-E-Newman, etc.), but almost exclusively on what WE are doing.
It’s a priority thingy!
I’M WITHOUT HER! lol

Gil

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Emeraldstar

STRONGER APART!
Hahaha …

Emeraldstar

“paralipsis” (I was durn close!)
“fixing attention on subject by pretending to neglect it”
http://phrontistery.info/rhetoric.html

TheseTruths

I understand what you’re saying, and I agree that we don’t need to focus on her (especially). However, I do like to see what the other side is doing: their campaign strategies, their state of mind, their plans to defeat Pres. Trump, etc. It helps us know how to fight them.
I can’t stand Hillary but am interested in the state of her health and what she is up to. I posted a tweet of hers yesterday that NeonRevolt interpreted as code for plans to take out Pres. Trump. I don’t know if that’s the case, but I like to be aware of those kinds of things. For me, talking about her is not a distraction; it’s keeping an eye on what the enemy is doing.

TheseTruths

Edit to add that I think we need to be careful about getting distracted and focusing on these things, because I think it only serves the Left’s purposes for us to be going in circles.
The Left could use altered pics of Hillary as evidence that our side is altering Pelosi’s speech in videos. I really wish people wouldn’t do it. There’s no need, and it only makes us look bad.
A fake picture was circulated of Hillary coming out of Chelsea’s apartment on the 9/11 “slab of beef” day, and it had been altered to make her look much thinner than she was in the real video in news reporting. These kinds of things are done to try to “prove” there was a body double. We don’t need to try to manufacture something that didn’t happen. That kind of dishonesty serves no purpose, and some of it results in “casualties” on our side, caused by our side — people arguing and being distracted by something that is a) untrue and therefore b) inconsequential.
It’s the same with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was ill, then recovered enough to serve on SCOTUS again. Some of the doctored pics were just funny memes, but some people were trying to force us to accept a narrative that wasn’t true. (“See, she’s wearing the same scarf. Must be a body double.” “Look, it’s a body double getting into the limo!”) The made-up stories about her having died with aides now doing her work were so far-fetched and implausible. We need to beware no matter which side these things come from.

TheseTruths

I’m sure you’re right, but people on our side take them and run with them because conspiracies and mysteries are often much more fun than reality. And the Left uses that to its advantage. They distract us and make us look silly and dishonest — projecting their traits onto us.

daughnworks247

Facebook announced Tuesday it had removed 51 accounts, 36 pages, 7 groups and 3 Instagram accounts that it said originated in Iran and were responsible for “coordinated inauthentic behavior.”
Details: The cybersecurity firm FireEye, which Facebook said first flagged the operation, issued a report that detailed “inauthentic social media accounts posing as everyday Americans that were used to promote content from inauthentic news sites.”
Four choices. We all get to vote.
#1. Facebook did a good job in deleting accounts which were actually connected to Iran “in a coordinated effort”.
#2. Facebook deleted 1/100t of the accounts connected to Iran….. and called Axios to write an article about it to get bureaucrats off their back.
#3. “FireEye is introduced as the “good guy”…… it’s all to protect you, ya’ know.
#4. It wasn’t the Macedonians. It wasn’t the Russians. It was the Iranians who sent all the clickbait with incendiary headlines, no valid sources, and never an author to an article.
Sidenote: During the campaign of 2016, as an admin for groups on Facebook, I probably deleted 3-4 clickbait sites per month. My tech skills are woefully inadequate but it was easy for me. What the heck has Facebook been doing for the past 3yrs?
https://www.axios.com/facebook-iran-misinformation-926d4d87-5d53-4dc7-946c-8d74a845564a.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=1100

michaelh

FireEye is looking for positive PR using Axios as free marketing. Problem solved.
I’ve seen this A LOT in cybersecurity. They find evidence of some crime as part of their normal incident work, and then once the law enforcement has been properly notified and the incident investigated, they make a big announcement about their work, all to lure you in with a sales pitch.
Works too.

bflyjesusgrl

I won’t, I will not click on it. BUT I’ve read the stories and tweets about it. What an Idiot, how dare he think we want to hear from him or will believe anything he says!! Idiot!! Just doesn’t know when to shut up! That’s the funny part, he’s just digging and digging himself deeper. We now know his stupid story and that gives us more ammo against him. Why hasn’t his Lawfare buddies told him to STFU? Dude’s a psycho. And he’s scurred and He oughta be. Another one who’s scurred is Warner. He wrote a letter to Intel chiefs last Friday telling them not to Declass. They’re all going down. Time to RELEASE THE KRACKEN!!!

bakocarl

It wasn’t treason! It was merely baseless lies used in a coordinated effort to remove the elected POTUS from office . . . just like Hellery wasn’t grossly negligent, she was merely extremely careless. See? No harm, no foul.
Total, 100% B.S.!!!

daughnworks247

Best weatherman in the world.
No snowflakes allowed.

bflyjesusgrl

Dear Covadonga – Today’s Mockingphrase is “Trump likes Dictators”

michaelh

I remember Rush used to do these montages in ’93 where he would show how everyone in the Clinton admin was saying the exact same phrase to the media, from Robert Reich to Steffy himself. Once you see it you can’t unsee it.

phoenixRising
phoenixRising
michaelh

Cue hypocritical Dems crying about double-standards and unfairness!

phoenixRising

she be… lookin’ in a mirror…

bflyjesusgrl

cthulhu

And, now, for something completely different…..
ZeroHedge has another howler of an article up — https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-28/global-times-china-holds-three-trump-cards-war-against-us — where it is posited that there are three major initiatives that China could use in a so-called “trade war”. First, a rare earths embargo; second, denial of access to the great Chinese consumer market; third, dumping treasuries.
With regard to “rare earths”…….er, they’re not particularly rare. Cerium, for example, is more plentiful in the earth’s crust than copper. The problem is that (a) they don’t self-congregate very well, so you don’t find quartz with veins of rare earths like you do quartz with veins of gold, and (b) they are found mixed, and so chemically similar to each other that exceptional efforts must be used to separate them. (A glance at a periodic table will show this — “rare earths” are in Group 3, and they will have a little star that leads you off to all their “friends” that are also in the 3rd column.) Chinese dominance in the supply of rare earths is neither from geographic dominance of ores (there are many sources), nor from technical ability to separate them (they invented none of the methods), but mainly from two factors — first, they set out to establish a monopoly and fixed their prices so low that nobody else on the planet could compete; and, second, they accepted a level of pollution from their processes that no responsible nation could attempt to compete without poisoning large amounts of their countryside.
That said, there is a pretty-much turnkey operation in Mountain Pass, California [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Pass_rare_earth_mine ] that can produce rare earths even with California environmental standards — just not at the cost the Chinese do. If China decides to execute a rare earth embargo, they will quickly find themselves in their pre-1984 position of producing nearly none — because every user of rare earths that buys from them will understand that they could be jacked at any time for political/monopolistic reasons.
Second, the “great Chinese consumer market” is a myth. The average per capita disposable income in 2016 was $3,469 — according to official sources [ http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2017-01/20/content_28010029.htm ]. One has to ask oneself, how many peasants have to be aggregated with Jack Ma ($42.7B) to end up with that kind of average? And, y’know what? — Jack Ma already owns an iPhone, designer ties, and a Boeing.
Third, if China liquidates its treasury bonds……it would naturally have to do so at a loss. Mind you, if they decide to blow out a bunch at six cents on the dollar, I’d love to be at the sale — but it seems a lot like

to me.

wheatietoo

Thanks for this, Cooth.
🤓😃👍
So basically…China’s got nothing.
Anything the ChiComs try to do to us, will hurt them worse than it hurts us.
The Greenies and Gaia-worshipers should be screaming about China’s rampant pollution.
Their silence puts their hypocrisy on display.
The issue of ‘rare earth minerals’ draws attention to China’s polluting ways.
The globalist multinationals flocked to China in order to take advantage of China’s lack of pollution regulations and the slave labor.
Those are two issues that the Left ‘claims’ to care about.
Here again…their silence on this puts their hypocrisy on display.
It’s because of those slave labor wages that the Chinese people have so little buying power.
So..as you point out…their ‘great consumer market’ is a myth!
If the ChiComs decide to dump their US T-Bills, it may cause a brief blip in the market.
But it will be momentary.
It’s like any other ‘fire sale’…once the merchandise is gone, the marketplace returns to normal.
That’s like saying that a furniture store’s ‘Going Out of Business Sale’ is going to destroy the furniture market.
😆🤣
Our President and his killers, know that we are in the catbird seat.
But the globalists and their media nozzles are trying to fight back with pathetic propaganda.

cthulhu

Well, it wouldn’t be entirely accurate to say that China’s got nothing. Over the years, they’ve accumulated a few billion dollars that they can use to create, subsidize, and promote propaganda like the ZeroHedge article that will be lapped-up by an America-hating media to drive them into an anti-MAGA frenzy.
But, as far as substance goes? Yeah, rare earths is a dud — and a reopening of First World rare-earths processing should be seen as a gigantic environmental win. Billions of dollars pouring into China enriches the ruling elite who already have all the consumer goods they might want while doing nothing for the masses — who will never be a market for American goods because they’re too busy chasing calories. And, yes, dumping US Treasuries will be disruptive…….until they run out of US Treasuries. And, BTW, what are they going to sell them for — Euros? Bitcoin? Used chewing gum and bits of string?
The article singles out these three actions, but there are many other possible actions that are not mentioned. My response was to discuss the same three actions. Fundamentally, however, the US is a nation that is an energy, food, and IP exporter, while China officially imports the first two and outright steals the other.

cthulhu

To your greater point, you note: “The globalist multinationals flocked to China in order to take advantage of China’s lack of pollution regulations and the slave labor. Those are two issues that the Left ‘claims’ to care about.
Here again…their silence on this puts their hypocrisy on display.”
Where I got down into the weeds, you’ve got a much clearer overview. The left wants to flagellate the US for labor fairness and environmental misconduct, while shipping industry and jobs over to toxic s**t-spreading slaves in China.
That’s really a more useful takeaway.

michaelh

Dead on. The U.S. could rule the world in rare earth if we tariff the snot out of China’s dumping. And exactly what China consumer market? You mean the one we’re already locked out of? LOL absurd!
China’s treasury bonds were considered leverage by many people for a long time. But under Trump, the game is different. If China chose to weaponize them, they would have to take a hit, much bigger than the one the U.S. would take. (And with Trump, devaluing U.S. Treasuries would play into his hand bigly… but that’s another story…) But bigger than that – China needs that piggy bank badly right now! The real question is how much can they sell off, how much bleeding do they need to stop, and how long will that ~$1T last, and can they make it last past 2024. The short answer is, if Trump goes to full strike on tariffs, they can’t squeeze out a full $1T, can’t stop the bleed fast enough, and can’t sustain hemorrhaging money until 2024, unless they take radical measures that would end their imperial ambitions for a generation or more. I have a feeling that the China Treasury problem will fix itself, almost as if someone waved a magic wand and made it disappear.

cthulhu

You’re very right — I neglected to mention that we’ve been locked-out of the 0.01% of the Chinese market that can actually afford our stuff…..while the 0.001% of China get it on the down-low.

wheatietoo

Thanks for letting us know, boss!
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michaelh

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