20200221: Dear KMAG Open Thread

Welcome to the Friday OPEN THREAD at the QTree! It’s the weekend and time to crack open a beer and put some steaks on the grill! Thank you for the Thursday hand-off TrumpIsMine. Thank you to Wolfie for keeping us all organized, up and running. What would we do without FLEP’s News Roundup to keep up? Thank you, Flep. Hat tip and a hearty thank you to Wheatie, Dep, BakoCarl, Michael, all contributors and the lurkers!

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  • What a week we’ve had in Trump time.
  • It was just last Friday we got the news of “No Charges against McCabe”, which sent us all into a fury.
  • We left Daytona on Sunday, before the horrible accident of Ryan Newman (prayers up).
  • The President came back to DC to proceed with more swamp draining (Get the feeling something is going on behind the scenes?)
  • Coming out of the NH primary, Bloomberg dwarfed Liz Warren/Pete/Biden/and Amy with his money and the Dems are eating each other alive.
  • Rich Grennell as Acting DNI!!!!!
  • Meanwhile, the President took off for the west coast to meet with Larry Ellison, Bakersfield Water Board, Prisoners graduating, and rallies in AZ, CO, and Vegas.
  • Now, the President is headed to India….. a full State visit.
Our President knows how to make an entrance. Here, he arrives in England. We can wait to see the Trump delegation arrive in India!

Does the President and the Administration seem a little different to you lately? With ShaMMMpeachment in the review mirror, the President’s approval numbers are up. Heck, the REPUBLICANS approval numbers are soaring. The resistance from the Repub side, which worked against Trump in 2016, has all but evaporated. Now, the Congressmen and Admin are traveling together, campaigning for each other. There will always be sniping (Mitt Romney), but there is definitely a new Espirit de Corps! It’s as though his foot is off the brake, the way the President always intended. Clock is ticking and there are GREAT THINGS yet to be done.

Great things…………… Hmmmm…………….. it’s been a while.

Our President is an impatient man and in these few months, we will could see extraordinary things which used to be commonplace in America. No doubt, Donald Trump is a big thinker, strategic, and “impossible” is his starting point. Funny, we used to ALL think that way as Americans. Can you imagine what would happen in the USA if 1%, or 5%, or 10%, of our population adopted the same mindset? Why can’t we?

Tesla, a man way ahead of his time, sits quietly, undisturbed, while electricity bounds around him.

Let’s face it, most people don’t have the same kind of far-reaching vision of a man like President Trump. We can’t imagine something until we see it. And when it happens, when we see it, everything changes.

1948, little boy in Germany sees a television for the first time. Look at the expression on his face.

Where does determination come from? What makes a man excel, despite all odds, and stand tall – against a storm of opposition? What is the source for such courage? Faith, grit, perseverance? We all have it, we need to use it, more.

Jessie Owens at the Berlin Olympics. We were so proud of him!

As Americans, we used to never quit. We’re defiant warriors. We used to ALL be that way. Nothing stopped us. When did “giving up” become an option? When did “managed decline” enter the American vocabulary? We voted for Trump because we LIKE the idea of WINNING

Man during the Great Depression, determined to find a job.

We didn’t complain when weather was bad. We didn’t use the weather to control governments, the world, our economy. And we didn’t turn bad weather into a substitute for religion by using bad modeling with questionable data sets in order to get a government grant. When did American start whining? We found a way to dig out, help neighbors, and go back to work. We didn’t have time to fight with each other.

Record snowfall in the Rockies in 1966, over 200 people lost their lives.

We did great things. As Americans, there was no reason we couldn’t.

Actual photo of the NYCSkyline in 1931 after the Empire State Bldg was completed. It dominated the skies as a symbol of what America could do.

And we took that “can-do” attitude from coast to coast, all across America.

1936, the building of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Yet today, the refurbishment of the Golden Gate Bridge is being done by a Chinese company. How did we let that happen? WHY would we let it happen? The Americans are the ones who innovate and build!

It took FOUR strong men from IBM to load a 5MB hard drive into a truck for transport – from 1956.

Sometimes, it took a few of us to come together to solve big problems…. to accomplish GREAT things, but we did it. Do you think this guys would have kicked someone off their team because of political affiliation? Of course not!!

NASA Engineers working on calculations in 1961.

We did our duty. We admire talent, wherever it comes from. After all, it takes ALL Americans to accomplish great things. It makes no sense to exclude people and make the USA weaker.

Jimmy Hendrix, playing in the Army band, 1962, Ft Campbell, KY

Because when America wins, we all win. We can save the world from tyrants. We can change the world with innovation. We can travel to the moon and explore the stars. There is no limit. We can do these kinds of things again, and President Donald Trump knows it. Deep down, we know it as well. Way back in our memory, we can remember what it feels like to be proud, walk tall, work hard, and stretch.

It’s why attending a Trump Rally feels so good.

Yet, we cannot be divided. We have to work together as Americans. No room for petty animosity. Do you suppose the media admonished these soldiers? Shamed people to curtail the celebration? Do you suppose teachers removed the American flags so as to …. “not offend anyone”?

American Soldiers aboard the QE2, coming home from WW2, as they entered New York Harbor.

“Q” has often said, “they want you divided”.

Who is “they”? Because that is the “they” we need to go after with all our might.

THAT is the “they”, which stands in the way, …….. of Great Things.

We’re headed higher, if we can work together, following the guy who has the vision to Keep America Great.

“Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt political establishment with a new government controlled by you, the American People.” Candidate Donald J Trump

Remember Wheatie’s Rules:

  1. No food fights.
  2. No running with scissors.
  3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.

See you all tomorrow morning at Wheatie’s treehouse!

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Rodney Short

Fascinating Open Thread Daughn, all that snow WOW…

Gail Combs

Rodney,
I remember snow like that in the finger lakes area of New York. I literally stepped OVER the telephone lines to go play in the field across the street. I had to use cross country skis to get around all winter or I would sink over my head in the snow.
My skis were like this but with a woven red strap not adjustable leather.comment imagecomment image

Brave and Free

I remember those days too Gail. The Finger lake’s were my stomping grounds growing up. Good times for sure.

Rodney Short

Wow what a memory Gail, thanks for sharing that.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

AWESOME SAUCE!!!

Alison

Wolfie!! You took the words right outta my mouth.
Daughn, you rocked it on this one 🥰💖🇺🇸 Bravo!!

Rodney Short

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/02/watch-los-angeles-democrat-mayor-teaches-illegal-aliens-how-to-avoid-ice-officers/
I would love to see his smug smile get a lil adjustment from the Trump administration

Gail Combs

WHY isn’t that Mayor head for prison for harboring and shielding from detection illegal aliens???
(Note this is why the left HATES the use of the LEGAL TERM illegal alien.)
8 U.S. Code § 1324.Bringing in and harboring certain aliens

(a)Criminal penalties
….(1)
……….(A)Any person who—
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(iii)knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;
(iv)encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law; or
(v)
(I)engages in any conspiracy to commit any of the preceding acts, or
(II)aids or abets the commission of any of the preceding acts,
shall be punished as provided in subparagraph (B).
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(B)A person who violates subparagraph (A) shall, for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs—
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(ii)in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(ii), (iii), (iv), or (v)(II), be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both;
(iii)in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) during and in relation to which the person causes serious bodily injury (as defined in section 1365 of title 18) to, or places in jeopardy the life of, any person, be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both; and
(iv)in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) resulting in the death of any person, be punished by death or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, fined under title 18, or both…..

Rodney Short

I call em like I see them Gail, illegal aliens is the proper term.

wheatietoo

Wonderful essay, Daughn!
*applause* 👏👏😀👍
Hear, hear! …And well very said!
And I really like putting the Date at the beginning of the Threat Title, the way you’ve been doing.
Since Wolfie hasn’t chastised you for it…I may start doing it too.
Heheh.
😏😁

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Who is this “Chas Tised” person, and is he a DEMOCRAT???!!! 😉

wheatietoo

Heheh.
So…you’re okay with the change in title format?

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

From what I can tell, searches of all kinds are unaffected, and it moves the date closer to the beginning. That can’t really hurt.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I would have to search on the entire title in parens for it to make a difference – very unlikely.

wheatietoo

Okaaay.
Now, if you’re not okay with it, I won’t make the change.
You can say so.
I just like the way it works in the sidebar listing, with the Date at the beginning.
That’s all.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

If it would throw off searches, like changing the date format to something totally different, I would bitch, but this sounds completely innocuous to me, so OK by me!

wheatietoo

Okay. …Cool.
Speaking of sidebar…
I wonder if we could get Fle to shorten his titles?
They take up, like…a paragraph…on the sidebar.
😏
*ducks*

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

HA! Well, I think a lot of people like them, are used to them, or expect them, so I’ll abstain. BUT bear in mind that they don’t change the number of listed articles, AND they differentiate Flep’s pieces really nicely.

wheatietoo

Ah…that’s true.
Oh well.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

If you’re searching topics in old posts, it’s a good way to get stuff, too!

wheatietoo

I wouldn’t call it “wrong”.
Just a change in format…from the way that Wolfie did them.

wheatietoo

Don’t be!
I like the change. 😀👍

Gail Combs

Daughn,
With things starting to move at warp speed, having the date easy to find is a very big plus.

singularzoe

Daughn, I agree with Wheatie about your essay. She took the words right out of my mouth. And I think it’s helpful to have the date at the top.

Plain Jane

H/T iotwreport…..This is a quite funny review of the Dem Debate. (Caution, language, well sort of)
At Diogenes’ Middle Finger
http://www.diogenesmiddlefinger.com/2020/02/mr-bloomberg-incoming-just-for-you.html

patfrederick

“I knew it was going to be serious, Bernie combed his hair.”
bwahahahahahahaha…my favorite line!
thanks to you and iotwreport for posting!!!

Plain Jane

That was a hysterical line.

patfrederick

IKR?
and he’s always yelling!comment image

Plain Jane

Bwahahaha

patfrederick

how you doin’?

Plain Jane

My peeps say I’m going to kick butt. Just wish every step wasn’t so painful, but maybe I can work off someone’s or my purgatory. LOL

patfrederick

i pray for you every day Jane!!!
I wish I could help you kick ass…

rayzorbak

Need a side by side of Biden and Walter
(Walter = Jeff Dunham’s dummy)

patfrederick

LOL…I’ll go looking

patfrederick

here ya go…comment image

rayzorbak

Awesome!!!!

Cuppa Covfefe

Oh goodness, that site and the comments are hilarious… Thanks for the link/tip…
Looks like Don the Lemonhead has some sort of (odd) competition:
http://www.diogenesmiddlefinger.com/2020/02/move-over-don-lemon-katie-tur-has-taken.html

Cuppa Covfefe

And a great line from another post:

Julius Caesar is purported to have said “alea iacta est” (translation: The die is cast.) when his armies crossed the Rubicon river. (The only living witness to this is Brian Williams, so we have to take his word for it.)

Plain Jane

Diogenes’ site is pretty funny. LOL

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Elizabeth Carter posted this at the tail end of yesterday – I think everybody should see it. George Webb has me convinced that they RAILROADED Roger Stone.
https://youtu.be/1gmTpU0U8QQ

wheatietoo

Hmm…did Stone’s defense lawyers do a bad job of defending him?

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

That is a great question. My first thought is that ABJ screwed him somehow, but it could be just like Flynn, where the SWAMP covered all the bases.

wheatietoo

Yup.
Well, they should’ve been screaming about that ‘gag order’ all along!
The fact that they didn’t makes me give them the side eye.
And now there’s this…that Webb is talking about.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

GREAT point. Although Stone may have made it easy for them with his behavior which drew the gag order.
I cannot rule out that he trapped them into this. He’s been fighting commies a long time. He may have committed totally to taking them down – by giving them an opportunity to frame him that he knew they could not pass up.

wheatietoo

The whole persecution of Stone has been so over-the-top.
That before dawn raid at his house, with the CNN crew!
WTF was that?!
Putting him in shackles to parade him in front of the media crowd.
Shackles…not just handcuffs…shackles!
The whole thing has just been outrageous.
They did it to trigger Pres Trump into doing something stupid.
But he didn’t take the bait!
I hope Roger Stone sues the pants off of all those who did this to him!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Yes, I agree – they tried desperately to get Trump to take the bait – over and over and over again.
This is why it was just so outragreous to watch McCabe getting off. I cooled down, but the way it happened was thinking that – OMG – he had to have talked and cooperated. But then discovering that he didn’t make a deal! I though – no WAY! But yes way. However, once I heard that disgraced crook James Baker interceded and called off the investigators, THAT was when I knew it was all over for the Swamp. That CANNOT STAND.

wheatietoo

Running a fever can dissolve our patience and make it difficult to be calm & think things through.
You were fighting off a cold when that hit us…and probably feverous.
😏🤗

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Yup – this is true!!!

Deplorable Patriot

I’m still not convinced the inner circle didn’t agree to be targets to expose the rot and it was just their tough luck. Too variables went exactly the right way for these convictions and string alongs.

singularzoe

Want to thank Elizabeth Carter for posting George Webb and also Wolfie for reposting today. Which reminds me to just point out that the earlier in the day important things like this can be posted, the more will see them. Realize that is not always possible for many reasons.

Gail Combs

What’s with the Steve Bannon and Rick Gates setting up Roger Stone (& POTUS) talk?

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

That part sounds like “overshoot conspiracy” to try to create a POTUS-Bannon rift.

Deplorable Patriot

Yes. Agreed. I listened to this while I was making dinner last night. And this popped into my Twitter feed this morning:
https://twitter.com/GeorgWebb/status/1230821889787998209

Alison

Halfway through – very interesting comment about the Warren-Bloomie dustup in the debate

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

WOW. I think so!!!

🦋🤸‍♀️🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🤸‍♀️🦋

Petrie gonna petrie. They should not let anyone from that boat leave quarantine before 21 days!!
https://twitter.com/QuakeFury/status/1230702282779455492?s=20

wheatietoo

I agree, Butterfly!
Everyone on that cruise ship should remain in quarantine, for the full time!
It seems like they haven’t really nailed down the ‘incubation period’ yet.
Is it 14 days…or 21 days?
Better to err on the side of caution at this point.

para59r

21 Days sounds good.
Meanwhile the passengers brought to Omaha arrived in Omaha already suspected of having the virus while still in Japan. They were among 300 Diamond Princess passengers flown on two separate planes into Travis AFB, CA. and Lackland AFB, Tx. where the non infected passengers disembarked under quarantine conditions before the planes then continued on to Omaha with the passengers suspected of infection.
The passengers not sent to Omaha are still undergoing a 14 day quarantine at Travis and Lackland.
The passengers arrived on special 747’s that were stripped of the over head compartments and ceiling to accommodate a large assembled plastic bio containment cell. The cell as you will see in the video below had no oxygen lines going into it so I would assume it had a separate air system or why bother with the containment cell. Any way, the vid might explain better than me.
https://abc13.com/health/14-americans-with-coronavirus-quarantine-transported-to-nebraska-/5938743/

para59r

Meanwhile there have been local reports concerning the passengers that were put into quarantine at Lackland, where some of them have been allowed to visit local hospitals for other routine medical treatments which would mean (with out knowing more about how they were allowed to do this) that they’ve been allowed to violate their quarantine.
One thing I’ve noticed is that the base commander most not like this situation as there is a very good hospital on Lackland AFB that he won’t let these passengers in and is instead sending them off base for treatments. However that might just be a money game as normally only authorized military or military sponsored people ever get to us a military facility like a hospital.

para59r

…*must not…

Gail Combs

Actually it is 24 days!
And that is from the last possible contact with the virus.

kalbokalbs

FWIW, the Kalita aircraft was a 747 freighter. Overhead bins not part of the freighter configuration. Top area can be configured to carry passengers, containers and OR odd size cargo. Latter the modified 20′ TEU like container. Lower cargo hold all containers normally.

kalbokalbs

Peanut gallery suggest 25 days. IIRC, 24 days is the outlier for Corona transmission.

Concerned Virginian

Butterfly —
The 14 people in Omaha had to have been taken to the BSL-4 Biocontainment Unit of the Tower Hospital (the Ebola virus / other deadly infectious disease treatment unit there). This unit has only TEN beds. This would necessarily mean that in order to keep ALL 14 persons in the same facility, that Tower would have to convert 4 close-by hospital rooms into BSL-4 Biocontainment Units. ** Perhaps this is the reason behind the “time lag” between when the U.S. government became dissatisfied with how the Japanese government was handling the “onboard ship Quarantine” at the Diamond Princess — and the 747’s arriving to evacuate them plus the other Americans?
Questions now:
WHY were the 14 taken to the Omaha BSL-4 facility instead of to a regular U.S hospital, or to one that has a lower-level isolation unit?
WHY is there an apparent news blackout on these people?
It now appears that OTHER Americans from the Diamond Princess evacuation are starting to test positive for the virus — does this mean that THEY now transfer to a BSL-4 facility, ;like the one at EMORY UNIVERSITY hospital, or the one at the NIH in Maryland?

notasmidgeon

And they continue to not show up on the US count of infected.

notasmidgeon

Johns Hopkins now showing 11 infected in Omaha…. with latest update being at 8:33pm.

wheatietoo

Late night tweets from our VSG.

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Text:
“She should never have been on that jury. Everything about this stinks.”
@JudgeJeanine @seanhannity @FoxNews
[note: he was quoting Judge Jeanine]
Great Rally In Colorado. Thank you, will be back soon!
Thank you to our great US Ambassador to Germany, @RichardGrenell, for stepping in to serve as acting DNI. I will be nominating a terrific candidate for the job very soon. Stay tuned!

para59r

Just a thought on Grenell before I pop off to sleep. I’m assuming that IG Atkinson works directly for the DNI as the Intelligence Community Inspector General. Maybe Grenell will have him relocate his office to the latrine.

wheatietoo

Yes!
Or send him off to Alaska to count paperclips!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Combine the two.
Send him to Alaska to clean latrines.

cthulhu

Thule to count paperclips in latrines.

para59r

Yes, but IG’s are not mere accountants. Send him your bent paper clips to straighten out and trust that Grenell will send them with him to Thule at Atkinson’s new office in the latrine, which I hear is an unheated out house around back.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

“Will be back soon!”
Good, I might have another shot at photographing Air Force One in flight.

ForGodandCountry

I heard Matt Gaetz went into the Port-a-potty called “The View” yesterday.
Soon as I heard that I was all, “Good Lord it’s gonna be a massacre!”
Annnnnnd…. it was.
Inviting Matt Gaetz, of all people, into their lunatic asylum is proof positive of how utterly stupid those disgusting women truly are.

ozzytrumpster

Interesting about the ex pope.
Eye opening
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1230634803206270977.html

Deplorable Patriot

This one will eventually get trounced…after confusion is sown for at least a generation.
No, Catholics are not to be Freemasons. The smarter ones who try out the lodge realize it and walk away from the degrees and “fraternal organization” and back to the Mother Ship.

Teagan

Gosh, all this time I’ve been under the impression my Freemason father was an honorable, generous, service-oriented man. He belonged to this “fraternal organization” for his entire adult life and I never saw any signs of satanism…must have been brainwashed.

Teagan

Guess they weren’t the smart ones, Daughn.

Gail Combs

My Dad was a Mason and studied to be a Lutheran minister. Mom was Eastern Star. A very good friend was knighted in Scotland within the Masons.
ALL of these people were very much NOT EVIL. It makes me wonder if the Masons have gotten tarred by our common enemies. (Keep the people divided.)
Remember the Freemasons trace back to the organised groups of stonemasons. Because they held the secrets of how to BUILD, they were free from the Aristocracy unlike so many other people. We know the Aristocracy/Banksters have a LONG memory and a major vindictive streak. Think of their wiping out the entire family of the Tzar of Russia for interfering with their planned retaking of the USA after the Civil War.
I take all the info on the Masons with a large grain of salt.
ALSO the Roman Catholic Church aka The Holy Roman Empire ‘ruled’ Europe for a thousand years. They were very much aligned with the Aristocracy so would NOT be happy with the Freemasons who thwarted control by the Aristocracy.
The French Revolution lasted from 1789 until 1799. The Holy Roman Empire, after existing for a thousand years, was dissolved on 6 August 1806, after its defeat by Napoleon at the Battle of Austerlitz. The Napoleonic Wars, involving most of Europe, was from 1803 to 1815. Defeating Napoleon, the European aristocracy managed to hold onto their way of life by the skin of their teeth.
A year later after the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1816 Ludwig von Westphalen was transferred to Trier where he met and befriended Heinrich Marx, the father of Karl Marx. Now why would a well connected nobleman befriend a Jewish businessman/lawyer?
Perhaps because Heinrich Marx, wife’s first cousin married Nathan Rothschild, founder of the British branch of the Rothschild banking dynasty?
Ludwig von Westphalen was the youngest son of Baron Christian Philip Heinrich von Westphalen the de facto “chief of staff” to Duke Ferdinand during the Seven Years’ War (1756 – 1763.) So he was well connected with the aristocracy. (Duke Ferdinand was aligned with Britain against France.)

Deplorable Patriot

It’s not so much satanism as it is contrary to theology.

TheseTruths

That is always the dilemma. Probably everyone here has someone in their life who is good and decent and also connected to Freemasonry. If you research it, what goes on at the upper levels is not good (to put it mildly). It is thought that those in the lower ranks are not aware of it, though some of the oaths they take are questionable. The motives of all the good people we know are not in question; it is the motives of those pulling the strings that have to be examined.

Gail Combs

As I tried to say above a PSYOPs by those who are truly evil?
Look at how they are trying to project THEIR NASTY ACTIONS on to President Trump. Were the Satanists more successful in deflecting the blame onto the Freemasons?
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is an example of the blame-casting that was unmasked.

TheseTruths

Even higher up, or those who originated it all.
I am in no way impugning the characters of your family members, whom I of course don’t know. I am only saying that there is more to Freemasonry than a lot of people are aware of, even some who are a part of it. Many Protestant denominations, in addition to the Catholic Church, have prohibited it for a number of reasons, some of which are listere here. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/the-faqs-is-freemasonry-compatible-with-christianity/ Some people don’t think these things are significant as long as their intentions are pure. To each his own.

Cuppa Covfefe

Look up the meaning of Jahbulon. Suggest anything by Pike. Much of the REAL doctrine is hidden from the “proletariat”.
Die Freimaurer are a dangerous organization indeed, and the god they worship (Jahbulon) is NOT GOD.
Sorry if that ruffles feathers, but which is more important: the World, or one’s immortal soul and all eternity…
http://www.cuttingedge.org has a number of articles from a Biblical and research standpoint on it. Mormonism is similar (and related). “Oh, but they’re such nice people”. And many of them are, fully unaware of what the upper levels of their religion stand for.
The same is true of Scientology. The “fresh meat”, “wogs”, “pre-clears” have no idea of what the “OT Levels” comprise. Nor did Tom Cruise or Jon Travolta (or Lisa McPherson) before they set foot on “Fair Winds” to pursue OT4 and above… “Clear the Planet” and RRPF if you don’t.
EST, “The Forum”, “Science of Mind” and other “self-help” or “charitable endeavours” follow a similar path, all based on “the power of ME”…
I haven’t journied in the East, but I’ve journied in enough of these other organizations to know what they stand for, and from whence their power/appeal comes.
Acts 4:8-12:

8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;
10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

I can only quote (and say) in this regard Joshua 24:15:

15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Cuppa Covfefe
TheseTruths

Good info. These Scriptures also come to mind:
Acts 4:12 – Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
John 14:6 – Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Psalm 20:7 – Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.

ozzytrumpster
Gail Combs

AND they completely MISS
General Flynn’s pick Ezra Cohen Watnick
If Q is referencing Ezra Cohen Watnick… — John Doe (@Truth_inContext) July 22, 2019
*https://twitter.com/Truth_inContext/status/1153340510754545664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Ezra was brought in to the NSC by gen. Michael Flynn- At one time POTUS intervened into McMaster trying to fire Ezra in exchange for Linda Weissgold, the author of the infamous Benghazi talking points Having been trained at Camp Peary by CIA he served with DIA & ONI ….
Ezra was brought in to the NSC by gen. Michael Flynn- At one time POTUS intervened into McMaster trying to fire Ezra in exchange for Linda Weissgold, the author of the infamous Benghazi talking points Having been trained at Camp Peary by CIA he served with DIA & ONI….
Ezra really broke open the abuse of the “unmasking” requests that have been centered around FISA abuse & Samantha Power since 2016. It seems much that was within the OIG report that led to firings/demotions of Mueller team were uncovered by Ezra
A close confidant of Flynn & someone who is not well liked within the elite circles of intelligence, Cohen-Watnick has provided an up close & personal perspective on what a “white-hat” truly is or a “stealth bomber”, if you will.
He is central to knowing what was actually going on in 2016….

Ezra finally ended up as the national security adviser to United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
>>>>>
But there is ANOTHER General Flynn pick a certain Derek Harvey. He has been on Nunes’ staff since September 2017. A compatriot of Ezra Cohen-Watnick, Harvey, like Ezra was fired by H. R. McMaster in late July 2017.
Harvey is a longtime intelligence analyst who had been close to General Flynn. A Ret. Army Col., Harvey is a Senior Executive Service-member of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
DIA is a national-level intelligence organization that does not belong to a single military element or the traditional chain of command, instead answering to the Secretary of Defense directly through the USDI.

Gail Combs

Sorry for the double copy.
I really hate the copy function of my word program. It glitches all the time no matter what I do.

kalbokalbs

Repetition helps slow folk like myself. 😉

pgroup

It’s Groundhog Day.

Katie

It’s Groundhog Day.

Teagan

Thanks for this, Gail…we tend to forget the quiet ones….and that’s probably a good thing.

ozzytrumpster

McMaster is deep swamp but was used to expose other swampies.
Imo he,like others, was given his position to trick the swamp into thinking they had Potus boxed in. This was a mistake on their behalf

GA/FL

Thread above is Draw & Strike – Brian Cates
Money quote:
“How long until people figure out @RichardGrenell was intimately involved in uncovering/investigating all that theft of US foreign aid in Ukraine while he was supposedly just minding his own business as Germany’s ambassador? 🤔”

ozzytrumpster

He he . Things are getting lit

Cuppa Covfefe

Yep. I have a feeling Grenell has lit a fire under the NAZIs v2.0 and Eurocrats that will burn like a coal-seam fire or tire fire that cannot be put out by conventional deep-state methods; indeed, at all.
Our latest False Flag, in Hanau, involves a TRUE nutcase, who is being characterized as an ultra-right wing NAZI (contratiction in terms) terrorist; yet the eight Moslems (refauxgees) who REPEATEDLY gang-raped a young woman in Freiburg are considered “lone wolves”, not terrorists, not racist (despite what they said and how they treated her), and those who are not being quietly let off are routed into the Psych wards, only to be let go in six months to a year, to repeat their crimes.
And the probably MK-ultra-altered perp, will have to face charges, as competent to do so (i.e. “no nutcase for you”) as he’s German, and his targets weren’t…
Inverted/perverted justice. Coming to a Western Country near you…

ozzytrumpster

It’s too

ozzytrumpster

40 such mobile “ #Trash & Animal carcass” cinerators sent to #Wuhan, each has a capacity to process 5 tons of “trash and animal carcasses “ daily. What is really got burned and how many? 40台移动动物尸体处理方舱开进 #武汉,每每天可处理5吨……到底死了多少人?!#COVID_2019 pic.twitter.com/6oPdNSjWwB
— 曾錚 Jennifer Zeng (@jenniferatntd) February 18, 2020

ozzytrumpster

Unless Comey is a really deeply embedded white hat. Then his random tweeters about the corn being ready for harvest make sense. All those investigations and investigation units waiting to trigger . So much really big swamp money disrupted.
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1230512341617385472.html
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1228024738116665345.html
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1225782907916210178.html
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1225470961123811328.html
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1223597351782227968.html
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1217867309370486788.html

GA/FL

Auschwitz comes to mind.
China has as little respect for human life as the Nazis, Marxists and the Democrats.

Concerned Virginian

daughnworks247
The answer lies in the videos from Wuhan showing 30-story apartment buildings that were welded shut with their inhabitants inside — at night, there are NO lights in the windows except for a very few.
My opinion:
The Wuhan government has opened these buildings and the DEAD are being removed for incineration.

ozzytrumpster

Where are the climatechange nutters on this?

Cuppa Covfefe

Yep. Seems like the 2.5 µm crowd (ma and particulates) would be all over this…
Especially James Hansen and his coal death trains…

Cuppa Covfefe

Interesting. Wurst Press replaced µ (mu) (a “u” with a long descender on the left) with “a”. 2.5 micron particulate scam perpetrated by the Øbozo EPA…

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Barnes Law has some dirt on Holder that I didn’t realize we had.

wheatietoo

Paul Sperry hit a nerve.
Hah!
Holder is used to shutting people up by accusing them of being “racist”.
But that doesn’t apply here.
And in typical Alinsky-ite form…he accuses Sperry of ‘using the justice system for political reasons’.
Which is *exactly* what Holder did!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

The CHUTZPAH – it BURNS!!! 😀 LOL!!!

Deplorable Patriot

Just add them to the pile. Wow that man has no scruples.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy
Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Don’t forget the connections between LYNCH and Holder’s wife – SORORITY SISTERS.
That comes up in this long THREAD about Holder being tied to the entire Hillary exoneration.

Threadreader version HERE:

wheatietoo

This was an excellent thread, Wolf!
Your theorem about “Inappropriate Inaction” is spot on!
😀👏👍

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Thanks! I had forgotten all about that one! Surprised it’s still there!!!

patfrederick

you’re so right about socialism not wanting to solve problems–more failure requires more government intervention–more government dependence.

ForGodandCountry

Communist Rule #2
Never let a crisis go to waste.
Communist Rule #1
Create the conditions for a crisis.
What this means is….
Sow the conditions for a crisis to manifest itself and THEN claim to be the one who can solve it. “If you just give me the power to correct this issue, I promise that blah blah blah.”

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

The worse, the better.

—Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known to history as Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

cthulhu

In the post, it should be noted that Tesla was calmly reading in a paper book. If he’d been reading a Kindle, both he and the device might get fried.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

It wasn’t called a Kindle for nothing.

Katie

When I first heard about the Kindle, I thought it was the coolest thing.
Then I realized what a powerful tool it is for erasing history. Digital books can be changed without anyone knowing.
I have an old Dictionary in book form. Looking at definitions from 40 yrs ago and comparing them to definitions in today’s dictionary.com is a real eye opener.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

It is entirely natural for words to change meaning over time.
The word “silly” once meant “sacred.” It went through a number of slight shifts and now means, well…silly.
Nevertheless, 40 years of changes, particularly with the written word to be around as a reminder of what the word means, shouldn’t be THAT much.
(And your point about the kindle being revisable in a way that printed books aren’t, is a damned good one.)

wheatietoo

Can’t have people using actual Cash to pay for things.
Oh nooo…that would be bad!
🙄😕
https://twitter.com/tyler_casper/status/1230717983095312384?s=20

patfrederick

we always pay with cash…if we don’t have it in hand, we don’t spend it…we’re goofy that way.

Gail Combs

Same here. Cut up the credit cards long ago except for one used to buy on line.

wheatietoo

Alex Salvi interviews Kaitlin Bennett about the violent mob attack she experienced at Ohio University.
https://twitter.com/alexsalvinews/status/1230682860048109568?s=20

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Text:
I asked @KaitMarieox why she was at Ohio University–the campus where protests against her turned violent:
“Quickly after people learned I was there it only took about I would say 30 minutes for hundreds of students to form and then they started throwing stuff at my head.”
I asked @KaitMarieox if there was any specific interaction that prompted the escalation of tensions:
“Twitter lies about me and people lie about my beliefs and the things I say … Those people believe it. They hate me and did that because Twitter told them to.”
I asked @KaitMarieox about her work for the controversial outlet InfoWars and now gun rights advocacy:
“I’m a capitalist … I love looking at the opportunities I’m presented with and going full force with them … I closed some doors in the past and I let other ones open.”
I asked @KaitMarieox about the support she’s received since the viral encounter:
“Sometimes it seems like the hate outweighs the support. But I know that for every single person that watches this, one person agrees there’s 10 others behind them that disagrees with violence.”
I asked @KaitMarieox about the racist remarks her colleague @Joelpatrick1776 faced during the protest:
“A lot of people were actually really mad at him for even being there with me. People accused him of being paid to wear Trump attire, being paid to have conservative opinions.”

plumnelly1

She is lucky that this hasn’t happened… https://twitter.com/katybarsdoor/status/1230861834485477378?s=20

Gail Combs

THAT IS HORRIBLE!!!
Facing twenty years in JAIL for using your first and 2nd amendment?
Being labeled a TERRORIST based on some liberal feminist student getting ‘micro-triggered?

Gail Combs

This is the actual article linked in the tweet
Michigan college student posts picture of his new rifle, ends up charged with felony ‘making terroristic threats’
https://www.thedailysheeple.com/michigan-college-student-posts-picture-of-his-new-rifle-ends-up-charged-with-felony-making-terroristic-threats/

….Lucas was denied bond, and spent 83 days in the Chippewa County Jail (with 4 others charged with the same code and 12 others some of whom were career criminals). He was finally released on $200,000 bond and tethered. He was remanded to the custody of his father and essentially under house arrest on November 13.
The bond provisions, which are fairly withering for a 20 year old young man, also stipulated that Lucas have no contact with the internet, including smartphones, and cannot leave the home unless going to a doctor’s appointment or legal appointment. All weapons and ammunition, including Col. Gerhard’s Mameluke sword, were required to be removed from the home as well….
The Michigan statute for terroristic threats states: “(2) It is not a defense to a prosecution under this section that the defendant did not have the intent or capability of committing the act of terrorism.
[I]n other words, intent cannot be used as a defense against these charges. The statute is unnecessarily broad, according to one of his attorneys…..

Looks like it is just like the red flag laws. REALITY DOES NOT MATTER ALL THAT MATTERS IS THE FEELINGS OF THE SNOWFLAKE MAKING ACCUSATIONS!!!

cthulhu

Tennessee just executed a monster that justly deserved it. Recent Fake News articles got all whiny about how he was “forced” to choose electrocution over lethal injection because he was afear’d of all the horror stories about lethal injection.
If you’ll excuse my dragging out my hobbyhorse…..nitrogen asphyxiation.
Nitrogen is about 3/4 of natural air in the first place — if it had a color or odor, you’d be looking at it and smelling it now. It is widely used in semiconductor processing to purge reaction chambers. Accordingly, Silicon Valley has nitrogen pipelines running all over the place, just like most places have water and sewer. And, as with any utility running everywhere, there have been industrial accidents — which I’ve been reading about in the local news since 1985. First symptom — you slump to the floor; second symptom — you die.
As it turns out, nearly all the normal symptoms of asphyxiation are a result of CO2 buildup. That’s what causes anxiety, panting, sweating, and panic. In an atmosphere of N3, there is no CO2 buildup — you exhale it normally and it goes away from you. There is nothing to notice as your blood oxygen level is depleted. It decreases faster than you might suspect because the partial pressure of gases in your lungs causes you to actually exhale oxygen while breathing normally.
People have been revived from partial asphyxiations. So far as they can recall, everything was fine….until they woke up being revived. No pain, no symptoms, no mental anguish, just *boink*.
Supposedly humane animal shelters have used decompression, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide for surplus animals. Each has horrific side effects that nitrogen asphyxiation bypasses.
If I had a long-time pet with a condition that required euthanasia, the best possible situation I could imagine would allow me to enter into a chamber with a breathing mask, then play with and cuddle my buddy as the atmosphere went totally nitrogen. I read about Florida and their iguana problem, and people hacking at them with garden tools — a box of nitrogen would be far more efficient and ethical. Prisoners on death row should have the option of a method that is painless. Should I ever get to the point where I decided to retire from this planet, this would be my method of choice.
Someone might invent another method that is even less stressful some day. I’d be interested in hearing about it.
But, right now, I’d like for every state to include nitrogen asphyxiation into their execution methods so we don’t have to read stupid sob-stories about lethal injection or electrocution for monsters.

ozzytrumpster

OTOH some of those really deserve a miserable exit

cthulhu

There are a whole bunch who I wouldn’t mind seeing fed into an industrial shredder…..but if the sentence reads “death” and the relevant statutes determine “painless”, I think it’s totally stupid to do anything but nitrogen asphyxiation.
Like I said, if my best buddy had to be put down, it’s the method I would choose. How dare a convicted murderer claim more privilege than I’d give a treasured companion?

wheatietoo

Oklahoma lawmakers are trying to pass a bill to name a stretch of Highway after Pres Trump.
https://kfor.com/news/local/proposed-bill-to-name-part-of-oklahoma-highway-after-president-trump/amp/?taid=5e4e566dee23af00013226d4&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A%20Trending%20Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter&__twitter_impression=true#top
———- From the article:
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A proposed bill that would name a stretch of highway in Oklahoma after President Donald Trump is moving ahead.
Senators Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, and Marty Guinn, R-Claremore, want to rename a 20-mile stretch of Highway 287 in the Panhandle from Boise City to the Oklahoma-Texas state line as the “President Donald J. Trump Highway.”
The bill passed a Senate committee on Tuesday.
——————- End quote.
I hope this video posts. My apologies if it doesn’t.
🤞

Dora
GA/FL

40 Days For Life annual Lenten prayer campaign will begin soon.
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GA/FL

One year when I prayed with this group – Alveda King came by and encouraged and prayed with us.
She is the real thing! And a good friend of President Trump!

duchess01

Verse of the Day

“Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.”
Mark 14:38 (KJV)

duchess01

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duchess01

Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!

duchess01
duchess01

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patfrederick

Good Morning Duchess!
Have a truly Blessed Day!

duchess01

Hi, Pat – Oh, you, too – Keep warm and toasty – Mkay? God Bless You!!!

patfrederick

HUGS Dear!!!

duchess01

* Hugs Back *

patfrederick

🙂
we’re looking at a sunny weekend–can you believe it? LOL

duchess01

Yes! We have sunshine now – dunno if it is going to last – but – it sure helps – it is currently 16 here – so I am very grateful!!!

patfrederick

we are looking at possibly 3 days of it! I am psyched!
then next week is gloomy and rain/snow…but 2 whole days!!! YAY

duchess01

Enjoy it while you have it – have not checked what is in store here – just smiling at the sun!

patfrederick

I am going out later to chop at the ice on the deck–still an inch thick–but at least I’m in the sun!

duchess01

Be careful – Can’t like ice – will be with us until the end of March – oh, my!

patfrederick

yeah…snow melts, but dang it the ice holds on forever!

duchess01

Unfortunately, yes!

🦋🤸‍♀️🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🤸‍♀️🦋

🦋🦋😍🦋🦋

duchess01

Happy Flutterby Friday! * Smiling *

🦋🤸‍♀️🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🤸‍♀️🦋

🤗DUCHESS🤗

wheatietoo

Heheh…yep, our Honey Badger in Chief hit ole Neal Cavuto pretty good last night.
😄😁

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Text of tweet from Catturd:
Good morning to everyone except snide, bitter Never-trumpers at Fox News who think they can attack Trump 24/7 and not have the Honey Badger hit back 10 times harder.
How does that feel, losers?

Dora

President Trump Announces Advisory Board to Expose Research Using Aborted Baby Parts
The Trump administration took another step to defend unborn babies Wednesday when it announced the formation of a new ethics board to look into the use of aborted baby body parts in government-funded research.
The new National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board is one of several ways the Trump administration has been working to end the unethical practice of using aborted baby body parts in taxpayer-funded scientific research.
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/02/19/president-trump-announces-advisory-board-to-expose-research-using-aborted-baby-parts/

wheatietoo

Well this sounds like a good thing…
I had heard about George Nader getting indicted…but I didn’t know it was a part of a bigger sting.

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Text:
Bill Barr Indicts 8 For Illegally Funneling Foreign Money To Adam Schiff And Multiple Dem Senators
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From the article referenced in the tweet:
Bill Barr just dropped the hammer on the hypocritical Democrats and this wound will take years to heal.
Bill Barr just broke up a massive scheme to illegally funnel foreign money into darn near every Democratic political candidate and organization.
The list of the Dem organizations taking this illegal money is astounding – almost every Dem state organization and many super PAC’s including the big one Priorities USA.
All of the leading names in the Democratic party took in this money including Adam Schiff and Ted Lieu, Jon Tester, Cory Booker, Hillary Clinton, etc.
A real rogues gallery if ever there was.
To add insult to Adam Schiff’s injury, one of those charged is George Nader a key witness in the Mueller investigation.
Nader is a convicted child molester. Nader works as a straw man for the middle east sheiks and it is clear now he was to influence certain members of Trump’s team as well as the entire Democratic party establishment.
……………. End quote.
The article’s source is this from the Justice Department:
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/california-ceo-and-seven-others-charged-multi-million-dollar-conduit-campaign-contribution
From the DOJ Release:
A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia indicted Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja, 48, of Los Angeles, California, on Nov. 7, 2019, along with George Nader, Roy Boulos, Rudy Dekermenjian, Mohammad “Moe” Diab, Rani El-Saadi, Stevan Hill and Thayne Whipple.
The 53 count indictment charges Khawaja with two counts of conspiracy, three counts of making conduit contributions, three counts of causing excessive contributions, 13 counts of making false statements, 13 counts of causing false records to be filed, and one count of obstruction of a federal grand jury investigation.
Nader is charged with conspiring with Khawaja to make conduit campaign contributions, and related offenses. Boulos, Dekermenjian, Diab, El-Saadi, Hill, and Whipple are charged with conspiring with Khawaja and each other to make conduit campaign contributions and conceal excessive contributions, and related offenses.

kalbokalbs

Would be funny, to me anyway if some of that foreign money came from Russia. The irony would be LOLF.

Dora

GA/FL

🦋🤸‍♀️🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🤸‍♀️🦋

Isn’t this the guy that promised compromising pix of Schiff and did not follow through?????

Deplorable Patriot

Educating the public.

Deplorable Patriot

The one and only time I was on a jury, there was a cop in the pool. He was eliminated almost immediately. A friend who is a lawyer told me they weren’t allowed.
And then when I was telling her about the experience and what happened in the jury room, I told her we went around the room to say what we thought. I said, I don’t know what really happened, but we didn’t see it in that courtroom. And my friend came back with, You’re too smart to be a juror, how did you slip through.
That told me a lot.

Deplorable Patriot

My friend told me lawyers weren’t allowed. I don’t know if that is really true or not.

evereleutheros

So glad you brought this up Daughn. I thought the same thing about this lawyer being allowed to be on the jury. Of course they would lead the rest of the jury. One would think that would be disqualifying. The fact that she was on 4 juries is really suspect. I was selected for 1 so far that actually went to trial in a big city, probably 25 years ago, and summoned again for a local county court maybe 8 years ago, but it never went to trial. So the fact that all 4 of those cases actually went to trial, is also suspect. Definitely something stinky going on here.

Dora

GA/FL

Also Tradical – tweeted and retweeted this.

There be many serpents, dragons hiding amongst even the uber-observant religious professing Christians.
I’ve seen them all my life.
Psalm 118:8

patfrederick

POTUS is considering Doug Collins for permanent director of DNI
https://twitter.com/Shem_Infinite/status/1230709166202732545?s=20

GA/FL

Collins is a reformer – and the Intel Cabal Community sure does need reforming.

GA/FL

Collins bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Collins_(politician)
As a Navy chaplain – we know Collins does fear GOD – and that will be a critical factor in reforming our National Intelligence Operations.

plateaufortrump

He is not interested and will concentrate on running for Senate

patfrederick

hahahahahaha…ICE “violates” CA law (they can’t arrest illegals with detainers in state courthouses)–arrests them anyway…FEDERAL law TRUMPS state law…
FTA
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents reportedly violated a California state law that prohibits immigration officers from arresting undocumented immigrants without a judicial warrant on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.
Two people were arrested in the Sonoma County Superior Court in Northern California, one of whom was supposedly awaiting a hearing. This goes directly against Assembly Bill No.668, the law that Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom signed in October 2019.
The bill reiterates California’s power to regulate what occurs on state courthouse grounds, and fundamentally declares that “A person shall not be subject to civil arrest in a courthouse while attending a court proceeding or having legal business in the courthouse.”
Only the presence of a valid judicial warrant would allow officers — either ICE or other law enforcement — to arrest someone awaiting hearings in California.
ICE justified the arrests by saying that California’s law does not supersede federal law, which still grants immigration enforcement officers authority to arrest “removable aliens inside the United States.”
“Our officers will not have their hands tied by sanctuary rules when enforcing immigration laws to remove criminal aliens from our communities,” David Jennings, ICE’s field office director in San Francisco, said in a statement quoted in AP.
https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/equality/483801-undocumented-immigrants-arrested-in-california-courthouse

Cuppa Covfefe

Would be great if they carted Gruesome Newsom off as an accessory to the crime(s)…
See Gail’s excerpts from the law (Article 18?) and the penalites therein. No wonder they were so eager to let Kate Steinle’s killer off the hook…

patfrederick

I’d pay good money to see that!!

patfrederick

the inevitable has happened…woman suing jail because she was raped by a biological male who identifies as female housed with her in an all female prison…
FTA
A woman in jail in Illinois claims she was raped by a biological man who identifies as a woman. The jail and attorneys for the accused claim it was consensual. Even if she’s lying, it’s still a clear cut case against mixing jails. Otherwise, the majority of inmates in men’s prisons will be jumping at the opportunity to be transferred to an all-women jail.
That’s assuming she’s lying. But based on the details in this story, it seems extremely likely that she’s telling the truth and was actually raped.
https://noqreport.com/2020/02/21/female-prisoner-says-biological-male-who-identifies-as-a-woman-raped-her/

patfrederick

GOOD BOY!!!! family dog guards 3 yr old who wandered off–wouldn’t let neighbor approach the child.
FTA
Soon after the search began, a neighbor called 911 saying that he found a small child and dog in the woods, but the dog wouldn’t let him get near the boy.
https://fox8.com/news/family-dog-protects-3-year-old-boy-lost-in-florida-woods-until-hes-rescued/

GA/FL

I know Suwannee County FL pretty well – very backwoods country on the Suwannee River. Two family members live there on the banks of the Suwannee River in the oldest retirement center in the USA.

Valerie Curren

Way down upon the Suwannee River…

GA/FL

Every child in our GA county bordering FL went to the Stephen Foster Memorial on a school trip. Foster’s lyrics are old south and definitely not PC just as Uncle Remus stories are not. Or Gone With the Wind.
“The Times They Are a’Changin 🎶

Valerie Curren

the more things change, the more they stay the same…or as Solomon said “there is nothing new under the sun. All is vanity & vexation of spirit!”

GA/FL

All except for the Word and the Spirit!

Valerie Curren

Amen!

Cuppa Covfefe

Sad indeed that Foster died penniless, although his songs live on and on. One of America’s greatest folk song composers….

GA/FL

I used to cry every time we sang ‘Old Black Joe’

🦋🤸‍♀️🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🤸‍♀️🦋

Go James!! The replies are even better. 😁

Chimpy

This is incorrect and fake.
Applying a tax rate on income above a certain threshold ($29,000 in this case) is only applied to the income above that threshold. The $29,000 income would remain untaxed.
So, the tax would be 52% of $2,200, which is the difference between $31,200 and $29,000, and would be about $1,144.
I love James Woods and am not a socialist, but I also don’t like fake math.

🦋🤸‍♀️🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🤸‍♀️🦋

Math cannot be fake, it works either way. Has Bernie specifically clarified the METHOD of how his tax is to be applied???

Chimpy

Let me clarify:
The math is incorrect. The post from James Woods is fake/disingenuous.
To answer your question: AFAIK, Bernie has not clarified the method.
However, when it comes to taxation, there has never been a situation where a tax rate is regressively applied. For James Woods to post this scenario as how such a tax would be applied is simply misleading and has no basis to be considered as a possibility. Yes, it’s technically possible, but it’s not realistic to believe that this is what Bernie intends to do. Especially since he DIDN’T specifically state that this unusual method would be applied.
In conclusion, most Conservatives have now spent three+ years reading fake disingenuous “news“ that spin words and create “facts” to make President Trump look the worst. I wish that James Woods wouldn’t risk his authenticity by tweeting easily debunked stuff.
Quite frankly, James did not have to spin the math as he did. Just report the fact that Bernie wants to tax everyone at 52% starting at $29,000. That’s crazy enough.

Gail Combs

Read it again Chimpy.
Bernie is NOT talking about our current tax system he is talking about a Socialist – Commie system.
His answer to how to pay for universal health care is:
Raise the tax to 52% FOR ANYONE MAKING OVER $29,000.
Take that as LITERAL because the ONLY way you could hope to pay for universal health care is to confiscate 50%+ of the earnings of everyone with a full time job.
What he is HOPING is people will think as you do, that it applies to our graduated tax system and not take it literally.
James Wood is trying to get people to THINK about exactly what Bernie means.
Remember Hillary’s raise taxes on the middle class and people cheered?

Chimpy

[Content of post removed upon Chimpy’s request. -Wolf]

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I’m not trying to promote fighting here between y’all, and I’d prefer if you both buried the hatchet. THAT SAID, this was in spam for some reason, which I thought was weird – it looks like an AI decision by Akismet that found it argumentative. I’ve seen this happen before. Nevertheless, this is a free speech blog, and I think Ken is correct here at least on how progressive taxes work, although I’ve not looked at the proposal myself, so I’m just taking this comment as is without examination.
ANYWAY – free speech, yada yada yada, so here it is! I didn’t moderate this.

Chimpy

Wolf, I apologize to the board and fully agree with you. Won’t happen again.
As you can see, I posted a nicer response as well. Actually, it gets my point across far better than the snarky aggressive response. Feel free to stick my not-so-nice post back in the bin where it belongs.
This proves again the “wait 24 hours” rule before responding. I thought that you moderated the first aggressive response. Then, I calmed down and posted the nicer response. Then, you allowed the first to post… It’s a bit confusing now.
Alright, moving on…

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Sure, no problem! And I do want everybody to know that (1) it’s not me that “moderates” responses – I suspect it’s an Akismet AI that WordPress won’t admit is operating, and (2) I have, a couple of times, left really eye-widening posts in the bin, but I made my own post to say that I had done so, and that is my plan at this point. Censorship is abhorrent to me, and I’d rather that there were ruffled feathers than any quiet censorship, no matter how “well-intended”.
I’ll “edit out” the heated post now so that this conversation remains.

Chimpy

Your post in bold is incorrect, Gail.
In fact, James Woods tweet is more incorrect than I originally thought.
I found Bernie’s plan online here:
https://www.sanders.senate.gov/download/options-to-finance-medicare-for-all?inline=file
On page two, it explains:
Progressive income tax rates.
Under this plan the marginal income tax rate would be:
40 percent on income between $250,000 and $500,000.
45 percent on income between $500,000 and $2 million.
50 percent on income between $2 million and $10 million.
52 percent on income above $10 million.
First off, a “progressive income tax rate” is one that applies the % only to the income above the bracket below. So, that debunks most of your comments above.
Secondly, note how the 52% only applies to income above $10 million.
So, not only does James ignore the fact that this is a progressive scheme, but also he ignores the multiple tax brackets in between $29,000 (which is currently at 10%) and up to $250,000, which the Bernie plan shows (above) to be increased to 40% (currently it is 35%).
Gail, I don’t appreciate you telling me to “read it again”, when you clearly haven’t done any research into this yourself. You certainly are allowed to have your opinion on what other people could be “thinking” or “hoping”, but attacking others who actually bring specific facts to the discussion is not the solution to getting your point across.

patfrederick

2 really short funny videos–one of a Trump fan trolling a Sanders speech and the second one an oldie but goodie featuring Hillary/Sanders debate (less than 30 seconds)
https://powderedwigsociety.com/the-bern-photobombed/

patfrederick

is this the meme someone was asking for yesterday??

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realsauce

Yep! thanks!

patfrederick

you’re welcome!

patfrederick

“friends” finally admitting Omar married her brother–immigration fraud–however, notice the wording in the story. Her first marriage was in a mosque–that one “counted”. the second one (to her brother) was in a Christian “church” which says it’s nondenominational–so that one doesn’t count? (and there’s more possible charges–student loan fraud, etc)
FTA
After their marriage Omar and Elmi moved to Fargo, where they both attended North Dakota State. But Omar and Hirsi were still together as husband and wife, Osman said.
‘She said she needed to get papers for her brother to go to school. We all thought she was just getting papers together to allow him to stay in this country.
‘Once she had the papers they could apply for student loans.
‘They both moved to North Dakota to go to school but she was still married to [Hirsi]. In the Somali way, the only marriage that mattered was the one in the mosque.
‘Ilhan came back to Minneapolis all the time to see her family, but her brother didn’t come with her.’
Osman believes Elmi and Omar sought out someone outside the Somali community to conduct the ceremony because an imam would have known they were related and would have refused to marry them.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8013283/Ilhan-Omar-DID-marry-brother-reveals-Somali-community-leader.html

pgroup

One of the hallmarks of being in a marital relationship is to “hold themselves out as married” irrespective of what type of marriage it is. Lots of people think a marriage license is required to be married but that is not so. Any clergy in any state (as far as I know) can marry two qualifying individuals and it is valid. The whole rationale behind having a church marriage with all the people present is so the public at large knows that these two people are now married. Marriage used to mean lots of things it no longer seems to mean but the old traditions persist.
The First Amendment protects the right of freedom to associate. Marriage is the oldest ‘association’ in the world and the state govt cannot require a license in order to ‘associate’ in marriage. Some sort of orderly ceremony IS required in order to show proof of the intent of the two people and to designate/record the start of the marriage beyond merely saying ‘we were married on such-and-such a date’.
I can only imagine this Somalia slut trying to convince a court that her mosque was valid because Islam is not a religion. I’d have to have lots of popcorn at the ready.

pgroup

Brain misfire. Should be ‘first marriage isn’t valid because Islam isn’t a religion’.

Concerned Virginian

patfrederick
The Koran, in Sura 4:22-24, ABSOLUTELY forbids (haram) any marriage between a blood-related brother and sister. This rule also applies to half-brothers and half-sisters AND to step-brothers and step-sisters.
Any such marriage is considered to be an abomination in Islam.
A possible situation in which a Muslim brother and sister **may** marry is when NEITHER of them share the same parent through blood or relation: for example, if the woman is an adoption from another un-related mother or father (the adopted woman cannot have any biological relationship to her brother and was adopted from outside the family).

Cuppa Covfefe

The fact that it’s forbidden won’t stop anyone from doing/trying it. A little Taqiyyah goes a long way.
The HORRIBLE medical issues faced by the children I saw when visiting a hostpital in Göttingen, products of “consanguineous procreation” (polite way of saying inbreeding) were all due to the parents disobeying doctrines/rules/laws against same.
Forbidden fruit indeed. Rotten for the victims, and not their fault.

Chimpy

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter which marriage was considered valid or not.
What matters is if Omar lied on applications in order to get her brother into the USA. Did she commit fraud or other crimes?