Thursday, November 30, 2017

Your Flu Shot is Going to be Particularly Useless This Year



The director of the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases writes in the New England Journal of Medicine that this season's vaccine may not be all that effective against the predominant circulating strain of the virus.

Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health wrote: "Influenza A (H3N2) viruses predominated in Australia, and the preliminary estimate of vaccine effectiveness against influenza A (H3N2) was only 10 percent."

So why is the statist Fauci spilling the truth about the uselessness of the flu vaccine?

He is preparing us for a bigger scam, a "universal' flu shot.

ABC 7 San Francisco reports:
Dr. Fauci said that the situation underscores the need for a more effective flu vaccine, ideally, one that is universal.
"There are some universal vaccines that are being tested this year and so I hope that we're going to see it soon. I think that we'll probably see it in my lifetime," Dr. Landon said.
In the last twenty-five years, I have gotten the flu only twice, the two years I got a flu shot.

No flu shot for me, again, this year.

 -RW

Michigan AG Candidate: Don’t Vote For People With Penises

You knew this was coming.

 

 -RW

The Trump Administration is Getting Worse on All Fronts


This morning I reported at EPJ that President Trump has nominated Marvin Goodfriend to be a governor at the Federal Reserve Board.

I can't think of a more dangerous person to name to the Board. He is a statist and interventionist of the first order and even as a wacko policy prescription to float the value of the money in your wallet (SEE: BREAKING Trump Nominates a Disturbing Anti-Gold, Pro-Negative Interest Rates, Economist to be a Fed Governor).

But this is only the start of the horrific news. The New York Times is reporting that Trump plans to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo.

Here's Kurt Nimmo's take:
But it gets even worse. NYT further reports that Pompeo, who is now Director of the CIA, will be replaced in that position by the crazed neocon warmonger, and friend of Bill Kristol, Tom Cotton.

Face it, the Deep State has captured Trump and he probably doesn't even know it.

I really, really hope that "Libertarians for Trump" has disbanded and I would be happy if all the former members join a monastery where they are prevented from any more political endorsements.

 -RW

UPDATE

UPDATE 2

Trump denies:

The Latest News From Libya and Decentralization: Migrants ‘Cooked Like Kebabs’



Decentralization may be a positive, but not always so.

Case in point the removal of strongman Muammar Gaddafi as ruler of Libya.

As with revolutions, coups and other forms of government change, it must always be asked: What will replace the old regime? Is it a move toward liberty or away from liberty?

Consider this report from Daily Caller on Libya which is certainly more decentralized than it was under Gaddafi:
A former Nigerian government official has come forward to tell the story of how Libyan slave traders captured African migrants, and cooked them “like kebabs.”

Former minister of culture for Nigeria Femi Fani-Kayode said many

Here's the Guy Who Deactivated President Trump's Twitter Account

Bahtiyar Duysak was a contractor for Twitter at the time of the deactivation, working at the firm's San Francisco headquarters. It was his last day.  According to the Huffington Post,  he is a German citizen with Turkish roots. He is back in Germany.



 -RW

Down Goes Geraldo

Geraldo has inconsistent views, but nothing on any serious neocons yet.

 -RW

UPDATE

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Project Veritas Videos Are Far From a Threat to the Washington Post



By Adam Dick

This week, Project Veritas posted two videos containing hidden camera footage of some Washington Post employees talking about the Post and its coverage of and editorializing on various matters. While Project Veritas presents the videos in packaging suggesting the videos are a great threat to the so-called American newspaper of record, the innocuous videos seem better suited to helping protect the Post from significant criticism.

Expectations are pumped up in the packaging of the two videos. The first video released is provocatively titled “BREAKING: Undercover Video Exposes Washington Post’s Hidden Agenda.” In his introduction to the second video, James O’Keefe of Project Veritas says that Project Veritas is an “existential threat” to the Post and “the entire media establishment.”

But, when you watch the videos carefully, you realize that

The Secret Codes That YouTube is Using for Demonetization

The video below is an excellent, must watch, analysis of YouTube demonetization, with a breakdown of some of the secret codes YouTube is using.

 

This video supports the thoughts that I wrote up in a September post:
[W]hat most websites are claiming is that Google is censoring only right wing/libertarian content. I am not sure that is the case.

What we are seeing is anecdotal evidence from the websites we are reading, I would really like to see a scholarly study done on who gets censored and why.

My guess is that what

Move Over LGBTQIA. Meet LGGBDTTTIQQAAPP.

Lionel Nation does an excellent job of breaking all this down.

Find out where you fit.

 

  -RW

Conservative Writer Arrested at UConn While Delivering Speech: "It is Okay to Be White"



Far left student activists at the University of Connecticut were screaming throughout a talk titled, "It is Okay to Be White," that was partially delivered by Lucian Wintrich, D.C. Bureau Chief & White House Correspondent for The Gateway Pundit.

According to Gateway, they chanted, “Go home Nazis!”

They screamed and called him a racist.

Then he drank a glass of white milk, that triggered them further and they

Zimbabwe Hoodwinked



The recent overthrow of Robert Mugabe as president of Zimbabwe is an object lesson in the principle that replacing, by any means, a current ruler is not enough. One must always ask:

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Has Kim Jong-un Set Up a 'Dead Hand' System to Attack the US If the US Attacks NK or Kills Him?



Given that North Korea has set off another ICBM test and President Trump, in response, told reporters that he will take care of things, here is a sobering thought from Daniel Ellsberg in a recent interview with Richard Perlstein for Esquire:
Daniel Ellsberg became a household name—and, according to Henry Kissinger, “the most dangerous man in America”—in 1971, when he leaked the Pentagon Papers, a massive study of how the U. S. blundered in Vietnam that Ellsberg himself had helped compile as a RAND Corporation analyst. But before he was a disillusioned expert on Vietnam, he was a disillusioned expert on America’s “command and control” structure for nuclear war. He tells the story in his new book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner (Bloomsbury), a groundbreaking and nightmare-inducing account of how the whole mad system works. Esquire spoke to him this fall, just after Donald Trump began tweeting threats to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and just before Senator Bob Corker warned that the president might be leading us toward World War III...

DE: The war games we run against North Korea, which have been leaked, are always described as involving “decapitation.” And there have been news stories about the South Koreans developing a special “decapitation team.” Now, what can we expect? First, we can be virtually certain that Kim Jong Un has made provisions so that it would not paralyze his system just to kill him. That’s true of every nuclear state. But now let me add something that’s much less obvious. I’m pretty convinced—this is speculation, but it’s based on history and experience—that Kim has, in fact, also made provisions for massive retaliation if he is killed. A “dead hand” system.
And here is Ellsberg on the problem with Trump's response:
DE: The American people are being led to believe that they have to fear a surprise attack from Kim, which is crazy. It would be an act of self- annihilation if he did that. What he wants is a deterrent. Trump is threatening to do something crazy. Now, unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that it’s totally incredible. Both sides are cultivating an image of impulsivity and backing it up with a readiness to use massive force. It really does have a chance of blowing up, and that’s the theme of my book. We should not be talking about or threatening or preparing to go to war against Kim Jong Un any more than he should be preparing to go to war against us. What does that leave? Negotiation.
Trump is going to get us all killed. If Defense Secretary James Mattis is to be believed, this test shows that Kim can hit any spot on the planet.

   -RW

URGENT: North Korea Missile May Have Landed in Japan Exclusive Economic Zone

North Korea fired a ballistic missile from the South Pyongan Province Wednesday, according to officials in South Korea. The United States government has also confirmed the news.

(Via 911)

UPDATE:

(Via NHK)

Japan's Defense Ministry says the missile fired on Wednesday morning may fall into the country's exclusive economic zone.

UPDATE 2

(via Wikipedia)

An exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is a sea zone prescribed by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea over which a state has special rights regarding the exploration and use of marine resources, including energy production from water and wind. It stretches from the baseline out to 200 nautical miles (nmi) from its coast.

UPDATE 3

Trump says North Korea launch 'is a situation that we will handle'

Senior Saudi Prince Freed After Weeks Of Detention


Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, previously a likely contender to the throne, was freed from detention after three weeks, Reuters reports.

Miteb was among dozens of royal family members, ministers and current and former senior officials who were rounded aimed at strengthening the power of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

  -RW

VIDEO: O'Keefe vs. The Washington Post

   -RW

Monday, November 27, 2017

Why Blue States Should Prepare for Social Justice Warriors Heading to Their States If Trump's Tax Reform Passes


I pointed this out earlier this month at EPJ: Red States May Suffer Blowback From Elimination of Local and State Tax Deductibility Designed to Hurt Blue States.

Zero Hedge now notesthat Goldman Sach has just come out with a report that estimates that the changes currently contemplated on the Senate bill could ultimately result in 2-4% of Manhattan's top earners relocating to lower taxing jurisdictions.

Keep in mind, these will be mostly crazed lefties WHO WILL BE POLITICALLY ACTIVE.

But it will be more than the mid-level rich, as I pointed out in the above mentioned post:
I'm told, for example, that the greater Denver, Colorado region is getting more wacko every day as more and more California residents move to the area. And I am told that high taxes and the high minimum wages in Blue state territories are driving white trash into parts of Idaho.
So Red Staters who hold the unusual view that state and local tax deductions on Federal tax forms are a "subsidy" to Blue Staters, may get their wish and see the SALT deductions eliminated---but it is only going to drive the Blue Staters into the Red states.

Nice job Red Staters, you have set the stage for the crazed social justice warriors to move to your own communities, and clamor for more government, but, hey, at least you won't be "subsiding" them from afar. They are going to be your new neighbors.

For an indication of what Red Staters will turn your state into in the long-term, read this.

  -RW

O'Keefe Stings Back: Releases Two Washington Post Undercover Video Clips

Following the release by the Washington Post of a video sting against Project Veritas, PV founder James O'Keefe  has released two undercover video clips of WaPo employees:

 -RW

HOT Washington Post Stings the Stinger: Project Veritas

 According to The Washington Post, a woman who falsely claimed to WaPo that Roy Moore, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Alabama, impregnated her as a teenager appears to work with Project Veritas.

The Washington Post reports:
A woman who falsely claimed to The Washington Post that Roy Moore, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Alabama, impregnated her as a teenager appears to

Project Veritas About to Drop Undercover Video Coverage of The Washington Post

In teaser footage this morning tweeted by Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, Washington Post reporter Aaron Davis attempts to ambush O’Keefe.

The footage shows Davis following O’Keefe, who is cool as a

At the start of the clip, Davis appears to be asking O’Keefe about what the group is filming.

O’Keefe notes Davis is using the same “techniques,” as Project Veritas and asks if the reporter has been inspired by them.

The clip closes with text that says:  “They’re worried we have a story on them…We do.”

And then O'Keefe fired off these follow-up tweets:

Is the Deep State Happy to Get Rid of Alleged Sex Harasser John Conyers?



Will lefty Rep. John Conyers be able to survive the sexual harassment charges against him and remain in Congress? It is unclear.  He has already stepped down from his House leadership roles.

One should keep in mind that Conyers is an old-school lefty and thus anti-war.

John Schindler reports in an unfriendly essay on him:
[Conyers] was associated with known KGB fronts. He was long active in

CAT FIGHT: Ivana vs. Melania

Some start of the week entertainment.

President Trump's first wife Ivana was on Ireland's Ray D'Arcy Show last night when she was asked about her life with Donald and her relationship with First Lady Melania.


  -RW

Hitler Reacts to Grad Student Thought Crimes

The Hitler subtitle trick had been running a bit tired in less talented hands but this is a good one.

 

 -RW

Sunday, November 26, 2017

DONE: Koch Brothers Stick $650 Million Into Acquisition of Time Inc. But...



Meredith Corporation has just announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Time Inc. for $18.50 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $2.8 billion.

The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of Meredith and Time Inc., and is expected to close during the first quarter of calendar 2018.

As part of the deal, Meredith has secured $650 million in preferred equity commitment from Koch Equity Development, a Charles and David Koch company.

But here is the kicker, although the brothers will be putting up more than half a billion dollars, they will have no say in the editorial content of the media product put out by the company.

Meredith made this as clear as possible in its press release announcing the acquisition:
KED will

Two Armed Thugs Walk Into a Barbershop...

 -RW

What My Father Knows: 100 Years. 100 Million Lives. Think Twice.


By Laura M. Nicolae

In 1988, my twenty-six-year-old father jumped off a train in the middle of Hungary with nothing but the clothes on his back. For the next two years, he fled an oppressive Romanian Communist regime that would kill him if they ever laid hands on him again.

My father ran from a government that beat, tortured, and brainwashed its citizens. His childhood friend disappeared after scrawling an insult about the dictator on the school bathroom wall. His neighbors starved to death from food rations designed to combat “obesity.” As the population dwindled, women were sent to the hospital every month to make sure they were getting pregnant.

My father’s escape journey eventually led him to

Saturday, November 25, 2017

INCREDIBLE: Amazon's Alexa is a Crazy Liberal!



   -RW

(via InfoWars)

This is How They Celebrate in San Francisco

At the radical independent bookstore in San Francisco, City Lights Bookstore, they recognize the 1917 Russian October Revolution.

This sign appears in the main room of the bookstore, on the first floor:




I asked the clerk on duty at the front desk, less than 25 feet from the revolution sign, if the store carried R.J. Rummel's book, Death By Government. She punched on the computer keyboard and said:
Hmmm. no. Death by government, a lot of that is going on now.
She clearly had no idea that the book detailed the 60 million plus that were killed following the October Revolution that was celebrated in the main room.

I have no idea what she was referencing by government murders now, perhaps coppers killing black hoods, but I nodded and said to her that the store should carry the book that it covered a lot of the government killings going way back.

   -RW

Friday, November 24, 2017

The Russian Witch Hunt Compared to the Original Salem Witch Hunt



Michael Rozeff is correct when he writes:
In terms of actually investigating anything worthwhile or accomplishing anything important to this nation, such as ridding us of crime, Robert Mueller and his Justice Department gang are a joke. They possess absolutely nothing that really matters in a criminal sense or is of any consequence to We the People. They are now reaching for obscure meetings, documents and e-mails. They are reaching for failures to report or report in a timely fashion. Their whole shtick is predicated on Russia having been some kind of enemy for years and years and years. Their premise is false, for they see evil via any contact with Russia, any lobbying for Russians or their views, reported or unreported. In their eyes, anything done by anyone that might conceivably have redounded to the credit of Russia or affected U.S. policy without making oneself out to be a foreign agent is worthy of investigation, indictment and prosecution.

This is a witch hunt, the aim being to wound, possibly mortally, the current Republican administration.
How does this compare to the original  Salem witch hunt?

New York Times Puff Piece on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman


As thousands starve and die because of a war in Yemen and an accompanying blockade, which can be directly attributed to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman,  The New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman flew to Saudi Arabia to tell us:
 I never thought I’d live long enough to write this sentence: The most significant reform process

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Gödel , Morgenstern and Einstein on a Flaw in the U.S. Constitution


Jeffrey Kegler writes:
The story of Gödel's citizenship hearing had been much repeated over the years.  What was known was that on 5 December 1947, Kurt Gödel went to his citizenship hearing in Trenton, New Jersey.  The examiner was Judge Philip Forman.  As his witnesses, Gödel brought his two closest friends, Oskar Morgenstern and Albert Einstein. Gödel was granted citizenship, and took his oath on 2 April 1948.  Those were the reliably established facts.

Afterwards, Morgenstern told many people that he and Einstein had had their hands full preventing the brilliant, but politically naive, Gödel from derailing his citizenship chances.  No account directly from Morgenstern or anyone else at the hearing had survived, but hearsay versions circulated widely.  The hearsay versions show considerable variation, but their burden is something like the following:

Gödel, in his usual manner, had read extensively in preparing for the hearing.  In the course of his studies, Gödel decided that he had discovered a flaw in the U.S. Constitution -- a contradiction which would allow the U.S. to be turned into a dictatorship.  Gödel, usually quite reticent, seemed to feel a need to make this known.  Morgenstern and Einstein warned Gödel that it would be a disaster to confront his citizenship examiner with visions of a Constitutional flaw leading to an American dictatorship.

Arriving in Princeton, the trio had no idea who the examiner would be.  They happened to run into Judge Forman.  Forman was a friend of Einstein's -- when Einstein became a citizen, Forman had administered the oath.  How lucky this was became apparent almost immediately during the questioning.  Forman happened to remark how fortunate it was that the US was not a dictatorship, which Gödel took as a cue to explain his discovery.  A surprised Forman exchanged glances with Einstein and Morgenstern, cut Gödel off, and forced-marched the hearing through to a successful conclusion.
The History, and the Legend

Nobody seems to know what Gödel's proof was.

Note:  Morgenstern's write up of the affair has been discovered: here.

(via  @PaulHalpern‏ and @TakingHayekSeriously)


Happy Thanksgiving, Mr. President: Indications Michael Flynn May Have Cut a Deal With the Special Prosecutor



The New York Times reports that President Trump's former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, has cut off contact with Trump's lawyers which is an indication he is

Iran to Send War Ships to Gulf of Mexico



Iranian warships are set to leave the waters of the Persian Gulf to sail across the waters and tour the Gulf of Mexico, reports Newsweek.

Newly appointed Iranian navy commander, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, held his first press conference yesterday, announcing that a fleet of Iranian ships would soon depart for the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico en route to visits to a number of South American countries, Iran’s semiofficial Tasnim News Agency reported.

I can't wait for President Trump's twitter reaction to this. Of course, U..S naval warships have patrolled off the coast of Iran for decades.

The U.S. should show leadership on this issue and leave the Persian Gulf and return its navy to home ports.

 -RW

' I have never been sexually harassed"



By Mary Theroux

On this National Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, I hereby declare a counter-movement: one rooted in women who hold themselves in such a manner that any mere man would cower at the thought of treating her as a sexual object.

No, I am not blaming the victims of the numerous accounts now coming to light.

Yes, I am calling for women to claim their dignity.

Yes, I am

I Really Don't Think Coppers Had a Choice in This Situation

Fort Collins, Colorado Police asked Jeremy Holmes to drop the hunting knife he was holding more than 40 times before fatally shooting the 19-year-old man July 1 near the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins, body camera footage released Tuesday shows.

Police were alerted that Holmes was walking to his brother’s residence at the Aggie Village Apartments just south of CSU’s campus with a large knife by a 911 call from Holmes’ mother. The woman reported that Holmes had left the residence after saying he was going to kill his brother and sister-in-law, who lived at the Aggie Village Apartments, and that Jeremy Holmes had struggled with mental health issues in the past.



Cops really shouldn't be afraid of body cams, if they aren't trigger happy idiots or otherwise thugs.

 The officers in the above incident were ruled justified in the shooting.

  -RW

(via Breaking 911)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Politically Incorrect Wedding Advice for the Groom

Alex Jones Publishes Video of Rep. Joe Barton Masturbating



Alex Jones published earlier today a video of  Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) masturbating.

He obtained the video from Twitter conservative activist Laura Loomer.

“People are asking me why I gave exclusive video footage of [ Barton], a Republican, to [Alex Jones]. I’d be a hypocrite to report on Democrats who get caught up in sex scandals and not do the same for Republicans,” Loomer said in a Tweet.

Alex has since taken the video down.

RW comment: Welcome to the year 2017. No further comment.

UPDATE

US Capitol Police are opening an investigation into the Joe Barton revenge porn posts.

UPDATE 2

It is getting crazier.

The Washington Post has heard a recording:

Rand Paul’s Wife: Since the Attack ‘My Husband Hasn’t Taken a Single Breath Without Pain’


Senator Rand Paul's wife, Kelley Paul, has taken to the pages of the CNN website to speak out about the attack by  Rene Boucher on her husband, followed by bizarre tales about Rand as a neigbor from elements of MSM.

She writes at CNN:
The average person takes 20,000 breaths a day. Since November 3, my husband, Rand Paul, has not taken a single one without pain. He has not had a single night's sleep uninterrupted by long periods of difficult breathing or excruciating coughing.
As his wife, I have been distraught over seeing him suffer like this. There have been several nights where I had my hand on my phone ready to call 911 when his breathing became so

Biased Reporting on the Feminist Tyrant: Mohammed bin Salman



Michael S. Rozeff writes:

Mohammed bin Salman, who seems to be running Saudi Arabia these days, is one of the bad guys. If he were a good guy, he wouldn’t have attacked his neighboring country, Yemen. He wouldn’t be committing war crimes there in conjunction with vital U.S. support. If he were a good guy, he’d respect not only the rights of females but also the rights of everyone else.

Based upon some cursory research, all that I have time for at the moment, I suggest that the dominant media in America are biased in their reporting about this

Trump Adds Five New Names to the 'Potential Supreme Court Nominee' List But Not Judge Napolitano

Judge Napolitano did not make Trump's latest potential Supreme Court nominee list

More disappointment for Libertarians for Trump (if there are any left).

The Economist reports:
Two of the new potential picks are 45-year-old, newly minted appeals-court judges Mr Trump recently appointed to the bench: Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and Kevin C. Newsom of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Newsom won Senate confirmation by a vote of 66-31 on August 1st. Judge Barrett had a tougher road: after confronting concerns that her Catholicism may interfere with her ability to fairly adjudicate cases, she was confirmed by a vote of 55-43 on October 31st. 
These jurists are joined by two even younger Supreme Court hopefuls, both of whom began stints on state supreme courts earlier this year. Britt Grant, 39, a woman, serves on the Supreme Court of Georgia and Patrick Wyrick, 36, sits on the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Judge Wyrick was born in 1981 during the first Reagan administration, when Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest sitting justice, was already 48. Judge Wyrick also clerked for the fifth and by far most experienced judge on Mr Trump’s freshened roster: Brett Kavanaugh, 52, an 11-year veteran of the Circuit Court for the District of Columbia. 
  -RW

The Vicious Tyrant That is Going to Replace Robert Mugabe

The new president of Zimbabwe?

Zimbabweans have been out in the streets celebrating the resignation of Robert Mugabe but, as I have pointed out, removing a leader is not enough, it must be considered who will replace the ousted leader.

Enter Zimbabwe’s former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa.

He is expected to be sworn in as president when he returns home from exile on Wednesday, ruling party ZANU-PF official Larry Mavhima told Reuters.

Here's CNN on Mnangagwa:
[C]ables, part of a huge cache leaked to whistleblowing website Wikileaks by US army soldier Chelsea Manning, paint a picture of a canny political operative, who has surfed the waves of Zimbabwean politics, navigating periods both in and outside of Mugabe's trusted inner circle.
They also hint at Mnangagwa's dark past. In late 2000, a cable written by Earl Irving, then a US diplomat in Harare, described Mnangagwa as "widely feared and despised throughout the country," warning he could be "an even more repressive leader" than Mugabe if he were to succeed him.
Fear of Mnangagwa stems from his position as Mugabe's enforcer and head of the Central Intelligence Organization (CIO), or secret police, and his alleged role in the 1983-84 massacres of the Ndebele ethnic group in Matabeleland, a region in Zimbabwe's southwest that was a center of political opposition to Mugabe's regime.
The International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS), an international nonpartisan organization, estimate at least 20,000 civilians were killed by the CIO and the armed forces.
"Most of the dead were shot in public executions, often after being forced to dig their own graves in front of their family and fellow villagers," IAGS said in a 2011 report.
Kate Hoey, a British Labour MP who has campaigned for years to highlight oppression under the Mugabe regime, described Mnangagwa in a parliamentary debate last week as "probably the one person in Zimbabwe who inspires even greater terror than Mugabe."
 -RW

First Post Attack Rand Paul Video: A Happy Thanksgiving Wish

  -RW

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Sexual Harassment, Libertarianism and the Civilized Man


By Robert Wenzel

Since each day now brings headlines of sexual harassment by men in power, it is time to put a libertarian perspective on sexual harassment.

First, it must be recognized that at its foundation libertarianism is based on the non-aggression principle.

Thus, prancing around naked in front of women, masturbating in front of them, asking for sexual pleasure from them, may make a man a high-powered sexual primitive, but

They Cheer in Zimbabwee...

.

..because the totalitarian Robert Mugabe has resigned from office.

BUT the question should always be asked before cheering takes place: Who will replace the old leader?

Replacement is not enough. It must be replacement that moves a country in the direction of liberty.

 -RW

Are the Congressional Sexual Harassment Payments Legal?



As a follow up to this post, Here We Go: Ranking Democrat on the Powerful House Judiciary Committee: Unwanted Sexual Advances, and this one HOT Reporter Calls for Paul Ryan to Release All Congressional Harassment Settlement Records,  Second Amendment lawyer and author of Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America, comments:

The code Ostrowski links to reads:
 Whoever embezzles, steals, purloins, or knowingly converts to his use or the use of another, or without authority, sells, conveys or disposes of any record, voucher, money, or thing of value of the United States or of any department or agency thereof, or any property made or being made under contract for the United States or any department or agency thereof; or
Whoever receives, conceals, or retains the same with intent to convert it to his use or gain, knowing it to have been embezzled, stolen, purloined or converted—Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; but if the value of such property in the aggregate, combining amounts from all the counts for which the defendant is convicted in a single case, does not exceed the sum of $1,000, he shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
The word “value” means face, par, or market value, or cost price, either wholesale or retail, whichever is greater.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 725Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(H), (L), Sept. 13, 1994108 Stat. 2147Pub. L. 104–294, title VI, § 606(a), Oct. 11, 1996110 Stat. 3511Pub. L. 108–275, § 4, July 15, 2004118 Stat. 833.)
It appears some congressmen may be facing prison time.

   -RW

HOT Reporter Calls for Paul Ryan to Release All Congressional Harassment Settlement Records



Mike Cernovich, the reporter who tipped off BuzzFeed to the John Conyers sexual advance and settlement story, is calling for Hosue Speaker Paul Ryan to release the documents on all sexual harassment settlements made by the House, which are

Monday, November 20, 2017

Here We Go: Ranking Democrat on the Powerful House Judiciary Committee: Unwanted Sexual Advances



BuzzFeed reports:
Michigan Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat and the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged she was fired because she would not “succumb to [his] sexual advances.”
Documents from the complaint obtained by BuzzFeed News include four signed affidavits, three of which are notarized, from former staff members who allege that Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the powerful House Judiciary Committee, repeatedly made sexual advances to female staff that included requests for

BIG TIME SEXUAL HARASSMENT: Down Goes Establishment News Host Charlie Rose



Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.

According to The Washington Post, the women were

National Security Adviser HR McMaster says Trump has the Brain of a "Kindergartner," and is an "Idiot" and a "Dope," Besides



BuzzFeed reports:
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster mocked President Trump’s intelligence at a private dinner with a powerful tech CEO, according to five sources with knowledge of the conversation.

Over a July dinner with Oracle CEO Safra Catz — who has been mentioned as a candidate for several potential administration jobs — McMaster bluntly trashed his boss, said the sources, four of whom told BuzzFeed News they heard about the exchange directly from Catz. The top national security official dismissed the president variously as an “idiot” and a “dope” with the intelligence of a “kindergartner,” the sources said.

A sixth source who was not familiar with the details of the dinner told BuzzFeed News that McMaster had made similarly derogatory comments about Trump’s intelligence to him in private, including that the president lacked the necessary brainpower to understand the matters before the National Security Council.

Both Oracle and the Trump administration heatedly denied the comments that Catz later recounted.

(ht Mike Waller)

Amazon Launches a Cloud Service for US Intelligence Agencies



This morning, Amazon Web Services introduced cloud service for the CIA and other members of the U.S. intelligence community.

Amazon is actually proud of this.

"With the launch of this new Secret Region, AWS becomes the first and only commercial cloud provider to offer regions to serve government workloads across the full range of data classifications, including Unclassified, Sensitive, Secret, and Top Secret," Amazon said in a blog post.

“The AWS Secret Region is a key component of the Intel Community’s multi-fabric cloud strategy. It will have the same material impact on the IC at the Secret level that C2S has had at Top Secret,” said John Edwards, CIO, Central Intelligence Agency.

Bezos is a very mixed bag. He is great on the consumer side but a total Big Brother government friendly creep at the same time.

  -RW

Bill Clinton Facing NEW Accusations of Sexual Assault by Four Women; Flying on Private Jet Nicknamed Air F**k One



Ed Klein, former editor in chief of the New York Times Magazine, reports:
Bill Clinton is facing explosive new charges of sexual assault from four women, according to highly placed Democratic Party sources and an official who served in both the Clinton and Obama administrations.
The current accusations against the 71-year-old former president — whose past is littered with charges of sexual misconduct — stem from the period after he left the White House in 2001, say the sources.
Attorneys representing the women, who are coordinating their efforts, have notified Clinton they are

SEXUAL HARASSMENT: New York Times Suspends Star White House Reporter



I never realized how many clowns are such pigs and have no game.

The New York Times White House correspondent Glenn Thrush has been suspended pending an investigation into sexual harassment allegations.

From VOX:
Three young women I interviewed, including the young woman who met Thrush in June, described to me a range of similar experiences, from unwanted groping and kissing to

Jacob Rees-Mogg: British Government Shouldn't Give In To EU Threats

This guy is good.
  -RW

Next Wave of D.C. Harassment Allegations Anticipated



From what I understand, it is going to be huge.

Axios reports:
Members of Congress with histories of mistreating women should be extremely nervous. Major outlets, including CNN, are dedicating substantial newsroom resources to investigating sexual harassment allegations against numerous lawmakers. A Republican source told me he's gotten calls from well-known D.C. reporters who are gathering stories about sleazy members.

Axios seems to be guessing here a bit. But it is coming. Many stories have already been nailed down and will drop this week.

The payoffs made, hush money paid, will be one of the big shockers.

  -RW