Thursday, October 1, 2020

US Intelligence Sources Discussed Poisoning Julian Assange


 At Julian Assange's extradition hearing, bombshell allegations involving US private citizen Sheldon Adelson are being made in conjunction with activities of US intelligence agencies.

Plans to poison or kidnap Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy were discussed between sources in US intelligence and a private security firm that spied extensively on the WikiLeaks co-founder, a court has been told, reports the Guardian. The plan to poison Assange was to sicken him so bad that he would have to leave the embassy and seek hospital treatment.

Details of the alleged spying operation against Assange and anyone who visited him at the embassy were laid out on Wednesday at his extradition case, in evidence by a former employee of a Spanish security company, UC Global.

Microphones were concealed to monitor Assange’s meetings with lawyers, his fingerprint was obtained from a glass and there was even a plot to obtain a nappy from a baby who had been brought on regular visits to the embassy, according to the witness, whose evidence took the form of a written statement.

One of the witnesses said that UC Global started off with small contracts that had been signed in October 2015 with the government of Ecuador in order to provide security for the daughters of the country’s president and its embassy in London.

However, they said this changed when the founder and director of UC Global, David Morales attended a security sector trade fair in Las Vegas, where he obtained a contract with Las Vegas Sands, a company owned by the US billionaire Adelson. 

Morales was said to have returned to the company’s offices in Jerez in the south of Spain and announced: “We will be playing in the big league.” The witness added that Morales said the company had switched over to what the latter described as “the dark side”. This allegedly involved cooperating with the US authorities, who Morales said would ensure that they obtained contracts all over the world.

An increasingly sophisticated operation to monitor Assange was launched and would accelerate after Trump assumed office in 2017, the witness said, adding that Morales would make frequent trips to the US with recorded data.

“He [Morales] showed at times a real obsession in relation to monitoring the lawyers because our American friends were requesting it,” added the witness, who held a stake in UC Global for a period of time.

The role played by, Trump supporter, Adelson suggests an attempt by US authorities to use him to circumvent US law.

So much for any chance Trump is going to pardon Assange.

The focus by US intelligence agencies to get Assange, who for all practical purposes was a new media journalist, is stunning.

-RW

Bob Woodward as An Apologist for the Marxist BLM

Bob Woodward

 What is with Bob Woodward?

Does he hate President Trump so much that he will distort anything or is his wing of the Deep State in league with the Marxist BLM?

Woodward wrote this in his new book about Trump titled Rage (p.375):

The next day, in the White House speech, Trump had said that like the American Heroes who defeated the Nazis, "We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the Marxiss, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters."

I said there were no Marxists left.

"No," Trump said, "that's wrong, Bob. Black Lives Matter, what they do is they literally have it in their website that they're Marxists."

One of the co-founders claimed in 2015 the she and other organizers of Black Lives Matter were "trained Marxists." It was not, however, on their website. The Black Lives Matter phrase has been adopted as a reformist slogan by the broader social movement for racial justice. 


What the hell is this?

It was stated on the website that BLM founder Opal Tometi was a student of the Marxist leaning Liberation Theology and her practice, according to the BLM website, is in the tradition of Ella Baker and informed by Stuart Hall. 

Hall was a Jamaican-born British Marxist sociologist and political activist. He was founder of the New Left Review and was closely associated with the journal Marxism Today.

The memoir written by founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors has a foreword by the Marxist Angela Davis.

I could go on.

Why is Woodward playing down the obvious Marxist influence at BLM?

Woodward has influence.  Six hundred thousand copies of his book were sold in the first week.

Why is he putting this kind of coprolite out?

-RW

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

On The Universal Laws of the Creative Force of this Universe


 Gary Olson emails:

Very much appreciated your Freaky Feinstein/CA. politicians hypocrisy article; I am grateful for your perspective, and TARGET LIBERTY. THANK YOU.

I’m not a fanatical religionist, but I’m definitely not a materialist. I’m 72 years-of-age and have been “alone” most of my life, by which I mean that my ideas and worldview are not readily considered, but over time my detractors have come to recognize that my perceptions are not altogether faulty (reluctantly). I have a question which I would appreciate your response to because I respect what I have read in your publication, TARGET LIBERTY, and your transparency is appealing. I believe one of the Universal Laws of the Creative Force of this Universe is “whatsoever a man soweth, so shall he reap”, and therefore, ‘what goes around, comes around’. Over a century ago the de-facto government of the U.S. adopted Plank 10 of the Communist Manifesto, i.e., public education, and all the other planks, such as a central bank (perpetual economic slavery), graduated income tax (to con-vince the sheep that federal reserve “credit” was in and of itself “money”), and etc. All of which to me begs the question: Is what is happening now, corruption of law, medicine, education, religion, government, …everything! The result of our (the called people) failure to conform to the Universal Law of our Creator? Are we being called to repentance? Are we going deeper into Egypt,……………or are we being presented with an avenue of release?

 RW response:

Wow, this is a pretty heavy question.

As far as your quote  “whatsoever a man soweth, so shall he reap,”

And:

Over a century ago the de-facto government of the U.S. adopted Plank 10 of the Communist Manifesto, i.e., public education, and all the other planks, such as a central bank (perpetual economic slavery), graduated income tax (to con-vince the sheep that federal reserve “credit” was in and of itself “money”), and etc. All of which to me begs the question: Is what is happening now, corruption of law, medicine, education, religion, government, …everything! The result of our (the called people) failure to conform to the Universal Law of our Creator? Are we being called to repentance? Are we going deeper into Egypt,……………or are we being presented with an avenue of release?

The best I can do is point you to my discussion of The Truth Will Out, which is different from the way it is normally viewed. 

It is not an exact discussion of your point but close (9 minutes 16 seconds):

But if you mean by "the called people," those of us that understand how terribly things are going off the tracks, I don't see how we can be punished for not being able to stop such a massive dam break.

However, those of us who do understand what is coming will suffer severe consequences, just like everyone else, if we don't act now to take the precautions necessary to keep ourselves out of harm's way.

I hold Ludwig von Mises up as an example. When the Nazi threat was bearing down on Austria, he first moved to Switzerland and then America. He knew how to get out of harm's way.

"A prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself, but the simple pass on and are punished."

-RW

The Most Frightening Thing Joe Biden Said Last Night

 Discussed over at EPJ.

On Recruiting Politicians to the Libertarian Cause

Vladimir Lenin

 At the post, A Report from Rifle, Colorado, in the comments Dr. Michael Ederlstein asks:

Bob, What tells you she has more potential than any other typical conservative? Michael. www.theREBTlife.com

And there were also comments like this at the post:

I don’t mean to always be a contrarian, but what’s libertarian, or anti-state about her.

My #1 red flag, heck not even a red flag but no go, is the military support. Strong military?

I know dozens of people who say these same things when they are running.

Build a wall?

No thanks.

I really don’t understand the love of the constitution either. The bill of rights, sure.

But congress shall have the power to tax?

Sorry, but meh.

---

If Ron Paul's experience has taught liberty lovers anything it should be that politics is not the answer.

My response:

If there is one place libertarians are weak and the socialists have us beat big time is in strategy and tactics.

We have to stop thinking out of a very small box.

No one is saying that Lauren Boebert is a hardcore libertarian or that she ever will become one. But politicians can be used as tools.

If Mitch McConnell put up the same talking points as Boebert, I would attack his hypocrisy daily.

But when it comes to Boebert and Kim Klacik, it is unlikely that they have very deep informed opinions on policy or have been heavily influenced by crony America.

They are babes in the woods. I ask the readers here at Target Liberty: How many of you were born Rothbardians?

So the key is to keep an eye out for potential up and comers that may grow into national players. It is not that they will become libertarians but maybe on some issues, before their minds are co-opted, we can influence them on some important topics such as the Federal Reserve. This is what I mean by potential.

It would be great to convert them into full libertarians but I would take their representation on a key issue or two.

One thing that libertarians can learn from Lenin is strategy and the one thing he was very good at was squeezing any tool in front of him to the degree he could to his advantage.

That is why I see Boebert and Klacik as prospects, prospects in the sense that they have not been taken in by the general AOC-style propaganda and that it is possible that we can get them to advocate for some of our positions. I am not familiar enough with Boebert to say but I believe Klacik has the potential to be a counter to AOC. To the degree that she can become a libertarian counter, thanks to our influence, the better.

As for the commenter who argued that the Ron Paul effort was not "an answer," I strongly disagree. Dr. Paul's consistent presentation of libertarian principles on the campaign trail and during the presidential debates introduced millions to libertarianism.

You have to think outside the box. The establishment made things difficult for Dr. Paul but that he ran, and informed, easily made his effort one of the most important outreaches for liberty ever.

Situational strategies and tactics guys!!

-RW

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Elon Musk Says He Won’t Take Coronavirus Vaccine


 Go Elon!

Tesla founder Elon Musk saidon the New York Times podcast “Sway” that neither he nor his family would take a COVID-19 vaccine even if it was readily available.

“I’m not at risk, neither are my kids,” Musk told host Kara Swisher. 

During the exchange, he called the COVID-related lockdowns a “no-win situation” that has “diminished my faith in humanity.” 

And it gets better, he went on to slap at Bill Gates.

“Gates said something about me not knowing what I was doing,” Musk told Swisher. “It’s like, ‘Hey, knucklehead, we actually make the vaccine machines for CureVac, that company you’re invested in.'” He was referring to the fact that Tesla manufactures equipment for the German biopharmaceutical firm CureVac.

Musk previously called widespread quarantines “unethical” and “de facto house arrest,” RT reports.

-RW

More Lockdown Hypocricy From California Politicians: Diane Feinstein Edition

I really believe that politicians are having secret belly laughs outside of public view about the silly lockdowns orders they are instituting. 

They no it is all BS and just a sick power freak exercise. 

 In California alone, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was caught on tape inside a salon without a mask getting her hair done. She claimed she was shocked, shocked, to learn that the salon was closed for indoor service by order of San Francisco Mayor London Breed. The mayor then opened service for indoor salon service.

The same Breed, as mentioned above, rushed to open gyms once it was revealed that government gyms in the foggy city had never closed and that judges and paralegals were actively using them while ordinary private sector citizens were banned from gyms.

 And now we have the senior US Senator from California, Diane Feinstein, caught at an airport not wearing a mask. Yes, the same Feinstein who demanded in a letter that Washington DC's Dulles International Airport officials make clear to all that masks must be worn at all times.

   

 All of these political creeps should be arrested and put in solitary confinement for knowingly committing crimes against humanity. The sooner the better.

 -RW

Employees Threaten Strike If Spotify Doesn’t Censor Joe Rogan

This is going to get interesting.

I hope Joe Rogan got a good chunk of his $100 million deal with Spotify upfront. 

The SJW employees at Spotify are raising hell.

Despite several meetings trying to come to a resolution, some staffers were reportedly dissatisfied with the way senior management responded to Rogan’s controversial material,  reports LowKickMMA.

“Spotify employees were demanding direct editorial oversight over the recently-acquired Joe Rogan Experience podcast. That would include the ability to directly edit or remove sections of upcoming interviews, or block the uploading of episodes deemed problematic. The employees also demanded the ability to add trigger warnings, corrections, and references to fact-checked articles on topics discussed by Rogan in the course of his multi-hour discussions,” Digital Music News reports.

DMN reports:

Some of the group’s demands have already been met by Spotify management, though a refusal to allow further changes is stirring talk of a high-profile walkout or strike.  According to preliminary plans shared with Digital Music News, the strike would principally involve New York-based Spotify employees, and would be accompanied by protests outside Spotify’s Manhattan headquarters.  Other aspects would involve media appearances and coordination with other activist organizations.

It never makes sense to give into SJW demands becasue the demands will never stop, you keep them at the starting gate and let them yell and scream from there.

Rogan is a high-profile target so they are not going to go away anytime soon. 

Spotify may have finally figured out that giving in is not the answer.

  It now appears that Spotify is unwilling to directly edit or otherwise alter any existing episodes, with content alteration considered a bright line that shouldn’t be crossed, notes DMN.

Spotify’s management has also refused to remove a more contentious recent episode involving Abigail Shrier. Shrier, a Wall Street Journal writer and author of Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience in July and has drawn the most protest from the activist Spotify employees.

Stay tuned as they say in radio world.

-RW

Why The New York Times Trump Tax Documents Revelations Probably Helped Trump Pick Up Votes


 Lefties just don't get it and the latest evidence of this is the Queer Black Lady release of Trump tax documents with the headline: TRUMP’S TAXES SHOW CHRONIC LOSSES.

This has absolutely zero impact in Trump country. They know the Times hates Trump and will distort anything he does.

What they do in red states is look at Trump's class A trophy wife. The personal Boeing 757 he flew around in before he became president and the fact that he not only lives in Trump Tower but owns the damn building, not to mention the top golf courses he owns around the world.

What every guy in ever-expanding Trump country is thinking is that: If that is broke how to I get a piece of the action?

What red country sees in Trump is one of them who is very shrewd.

He's slick but his enemies are their enemies. 

The release probably helped Trump pick up a few votes especially amongst black voters since it signals you can beat the establishment.

He is the guy who knows the angles and can beat the elite their own game. It will expand Trump country because of it.

Trump should send the Times a thank you note for this one.

-RW

A Report from Rifle, Colorado

Lauren Boebert 

John Foster emails:

Hi Bob,

I’ve been traveling thru the west with my dog, and last Friday we stopped at Shooter’s Grill in Rifle, CO.  I’m sure you’ve heard of Lauren Boebert who owns Shooters and is running for congress.  She beat the republican incumbent in the primary and now faces a left wing professor in the general.  I stopped in her headquarters (next door to her restaurant), and spoke with one of her relatives for about half an hour.  Good people; sincere, homeschool their kids, close to their families, deeply patriotic, very hard working.  I pointed them to my economics course for their middle-schoolers.  


 Lauren is someone we should have in our camp.  She never went to college and was largely apolitical but then started reading the constitution and couldn’t stop.  She’s had a couple of minor scrapes with the law; she objected to a cop being too aggressive with someone else, and had some tax disputes with the local gov’t (great credentials!).  She’s animated primarily by the 2nd amendment and from there has adopted much of Trump’s positions on strong military, free and ‘fair’ trade, strong borders, etc.  Get this, though: her campaign posters just have her name and the word Freedom (you can see one in the pic babove).

She’s young enough and new enough to the ideas of liberty that she can learn and seems to have strong libertarian instincts, though I suspect she doesn’t yet have a strong theoretical foundation.  She could be on the national stage for a long time.  And I think she has a good chance of winning, both on Trumps coattails and her own hard work (not to mention her opponent comes off as an even older, less attractive, and less charismatic Elizabeth Warren!).

So this mail is a heads up.  We need to help elect and educate this remarkable young woman.  

Best,


John 

John R. Fosterpresident

Middle School MBA

RW response:

Okay, there seems to be potential here

From Boebert's campaign page:

Contract with Colorado? No.

But overall potential does seem to be the word.

I will start off by sending her a copy of The Fed Flunks: My Speech at the New York Federal Reserve Bank

Monday, September 28, 2020

On the Copper Takedown of Brad Parscale


As a follow up to the post, Florida Police Department Releases Video of Physical Takedown of Trump's Former Campaign Manager, Tommy Bateman LPC (tbateman33@gmail.com) emails:

I've taken people into custody for evaluation under similar circumstances. Why the heck did this get a SWAT-level response, especially after the other officer was engaged verbally with him? They have their own policies, for sure; but it e the first officer engaging with him had it under control. A simple "I'm with him, I'm good. No emergency.' over the radio would have been helpful.

And what's up with the other officers coming in and taking over the encounter, telling Parscale to get to the ground?  The officer speaking for the SWAT guys had no idea what the situation was but just came in ready to escalate to a ground take down. The first officer was already in contact. Extra officers are cover at that point, and allow the first officer to make decisions (regardless of rank). That cluster is likely one reason why we've had bad police encounters.  Too many wanna-be chiefs. This encounter required nothing more than, "hey man, we've gotta take you to the hospital, but unfortunately policy says we have to place cuffs on you and check you for weapons.  Sorry.  You're not in trouble. You're not being arrested."  I've had that exact conversation many times.  None of them said "I didn't do anything wrong!" because me and my companions had the respect to inform them of what was going on.


Florida Police Department Releases Video of Physical Takedown of Trump's Former Campaign Manager

For the record.

Brad Parscale, the former campaign manager for Donald Trump who was replaced by the President less than four months before the 2020 election, was armed with a gun and threatening to harm himself at his Fort Lauderdale home on Sunday afternoon, according to his wife Candice, who called police.

Here is the police body camera recording of what went down.

 

Fort Lauderdale Police said that Parscale was transported to Broward Health Medical Center placed under the Baker Act, which allows anyone deemed to be a threat to themselves or others to be detained for 72 hours for psychiatric evaluation. 

 A statement from President Trump’s Campaign Communications Director, Tim Murtaugh, states: “Brad Parscale is a member of our family and we all love him. We are ready to support him and his family in any way possible.”

It should also be noted that Parscale didn't get shot by coppers because he is white but because he didn't resist.

 -RW

Rand Paul Endorses Kim Klacik

 

I believe this is the ad Senator Paul referred to:
 

As I have written before, Klacik is running for the seat of late Congressman Elijah Cummings in Maryland’s 7th district and argues that Democratic policies and leadership have destroyed cities where black people reside, including Baltimore.

I am not sure exactly where she stands on issues but this could be the conservative answer to AOC, at least it is doubtful she is a social justice warrior. (Continuing to do research)

 -RW

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Homeowner Sticks It To California Governor Newsom

Eldorad Hills

El Dorado Hills is an unincorporated CDP (census-designated place) just 22 miles east of the California state capital of Sacramento.

It is a conservative enclave that is recognized nationally for its high median household income, ranking 77th in CNN Money Magazine's best places to live.

A homeowner recently put his house up for sale. He learned that the state's governor, Gavin Newsom, was interested in buying the property. He immediately took it off the market.

Heroic! Always display prejudice against statists.  

#NotInMyNeighborhood

-RW

What They Really Mean When They Say 'We Are Following the Science'

 It has become popular amongst statist mini-Mao government officials issuing COVID-19 anti-freedom regulations to proclaim that they are just "following the science."

Don't believe it for a minute.

I have had email exchanges with local officials and federal officials concerning COVID-19 regulations. Whenever I ask innocuous questions, they respond quickly. But the minute I ask for "the science" behind a regulation, there is never a response. (See, for example, Has OSHA Even Tested to Determine If Mask Wearing is Safe?).

There is always the question of whether science is ever settled or always progresses in a straight line upward.

Murray Rothbard has written on the topic in the context of economic science:

The Whig theory, subscribed to by almost all historians of science, including economics, is that scientific thought progresses patiently, one year after another developing, sifting, and testing theories, so that science marches onward and upward, each year, decade or generation learning more and possessing ever more correct scientific theories. 

On analogy with the Whig theory of history, coined in mid-nineteenth century England, which maintained that things are always getting (and therefore must get) better and better, the Whig historian of science, seemingly on firmer grounds than the regular Whig historian, implicitly or explicitly asserts that ‘later is always better’ in any particular scientific discipline. 

The Whig historian (whether of science or of history proper) really maintains that, for any point of historical time, ‘whatever was, was right’, or at least better than ‘whatever was earlier’. The inevitable result is a complacent and infuriating Panglossian optimism. In the historiography of economic thought, the consequence is the firm if implicit position that every individual economist, or at least every school of economists, contributed their important mite to the inexorable upward march. There can, then, be no such thing as gross systemic error that deeply flawed, or even invalidated, an entire school of economic thought, much less sent the world of economics permanently astray.”

But the mini-Maos are worse in their abuses of science when they state they are issuing statist orders because they are following the science. They are really just making things up with little scientific justification of any kind.

The claim of following science made by government officials is the weaponization of the concept of science to terrorize and demand obedience.

The words "follow the science" when said by government officials means "follow our orders or we will force you into submission with the full power of the state behind the submission."

 

 -RW

Homeless Encampments Spread to Beaches and Golf Courses in Los Angeles

This is life under lefty rule. -RW

Saturday, September 26, 2020

'Amy Coney Barrett Was My Law School Professor'


Lifted from the comments, "Perry Mason" writes:

 I'm mostly optimistic that Amy would be a decent to quite good jurist, as the realistic pool of candidates goes anyway. I knew her personally as she was my professor in law school for two years (I even got the highest grade in one of them). I can candidly say there were better professors at the time--and in a few cases--who exhibited more erudite legal minds and a greater understanding of (or interest in?) fundamental principles of Anglosphere jurisprudence and its intersection with Christendom and Western traditions. That said, she was good as a professor and would be a credit to any school.

I don't necessarily see Amy as a natural thought leader against the zeitgeist, like a Clarence Thomas. This is not an insult, as most of us are not. At the time, Amy came off to me as more the very smart student that excels at the technocrat aspects of the law and enjoys all the "legislative puzzles" that litigators must face, but didn't explore much of the philosophical, moral and religious dimensions beyond mainstream ground where many others have tread.

I don't want to sound unfair because honestly, I have read very little of her work and am judging from classroom materials, lectures and the experience of my peers. I do know she takes her Catholicism and Christian calling very seriously, so she will not be easily exploited by the deep state, and she is not connected in any way to the shadowy networks of the New World Order (i.e. she's just a smart normie).

Lastly, she did surprise on occasion and exhibited some uplifting virtue in her personal life. If I had to guess, she could become influenced by one of the other conservatives on the court and perhaps grow in that role, starting as a follower but maybe branching out from there. However, there could be a countervailing temptation (she will be in DC) to be the "smart student" on the court and show her technical chops and "peacemaking" neutrality; which unfortunately means her rulings may be too slavish to pro-government precedent on less "personal" matters (such as economic ones), as she dazzles through the logic puzzles presented by confounding, ambiguous and contradictory legislation and decisions.

But I'm reasonably hopeful she will be a net positive on the court for liberty and be superior to Chief Justice Roberts and the liberal wing (and perhaps others!). But people should set their expectations; unless we get a lot more Justice Thomases, the Court at best will stem the tide and slow down the advance of progressivism, but it isn't stopping to unwinding it.