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Wednesday, November 2. 2016
Male birth control study nixed after men can't handle side effects women face daily
Hospital patient seriously burnt after 'farting' during surgery
Halloween Is Now a Beat for the Bias Police
Transgender Bathroom Cases the Supreme Court Won’t Hear, and Why They Matter
The Susan G. Komen Foundation is a racket, just like any large charity.
Aliquippa's Ty Law Exposes a Wasted War on Poverty
Everyone Who Disagrees with the SPLC Is Hitler
The Left is ushering in “new rules of journalism” because of Donald Trump
Liberal Money’s Longterm Strategy To Control Public Opinion And Secure ‘Advantageous’ Demographics
Clinton Sycophants Blinded by the Light
No they aren't
Here’s How The Clinton’s Free Private Jet Scam Works
Clinton and Nixon meet again
Thornton: How Trump Happened - How the #NeverTrumpers sunk themselves.
Trump Campaign Unveils New Policy: Will Ask Justice Department to Probe Anti-Israel Intimidation on US College Campuses
Character flaws explain this election’s unexpected plot twists
Venezuela used 500 front groups to subvert today’s UN review of its rights record
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Re: ...like any large charity
I agree that many, possibly even most, large charities are either terribly inefficient or in some cases scams, the Salvation Army is neither and if you consider the churches as a whole to be a large charity (rather than a bunch of little ones), it is another exception.
I would modify that phrase to "like any secular charity..."
Turning Virtues Into Vices ... The bulk of the money they raise is spent on raising money
That is incorrect. Program expenses are about 82%. Fundraising is about 11% of expenses.
From the Clinton Sycophants Blinded by the Light article:
"How do all these people continue to maintain their allegiance to and defend Hillary Clinton and the criminal enterprise that is the Clinton Foundation? …. It is said of toxic narcissists that they manipulate two kinds of people: those who do not see the abuse and those who purposefully ignore the abuse."
I have been unable to understand this blind cult-like loyalty to known criminals with a decades-long track record of sexual abuse, dishonesty, bribery and worse. If people want to elect "the first woman president", why not find someone decent, or even like George Washington, rather than pick one of the most crooked evil people on the planet? Maybe I think too highly of our citizenry, and HL Menken was right.
Which of these types of people is our own troll, “Zachriel”, the self-grandiose “angel that rules over memory, presides over the planet Jupiter” ? (blogger dot com/profile/11268229653808829377) What drives our little Zach to defend a clearly bribe-driven criminal enterprise? I think it is the latter - zach "purposefully ignores the abuse."
I have recently had what may be an insight into what happened in Libya. Gadaffi-duck had voluntarily given up his nukes, and was not a threat to the US. But Gadaffy was giving money to many “thought leaders” and journalists. My hypothesis is that the Clinton crime family was angry that he did not give money to them. The crime-family threat is “nice business you have there, it would be a shame if something would happen to it.” When the US State Department is part of the Clinton crime family, they instituted the leading-from-behind “r2p” (right to protect) to justify a declaration of war to remove him for not paying him. The king of Morocco is also a dictator, but he paid the Clinton crime family $24,000,000 in “protection money”. So nothing happened to his nice little business, and there was no “right to protect” the citizens of Morocco. That is the way the government now operates - if "donations" are not made and paid speeches not hired, there are many new laws and "regulations" that could happen to your nice little business. Your customers don't want you to let perverts in the girls dressing room? - you're a nazi who will be prosecuted by the Department of Justice. But make a "donation" and all is OK.
jaybird: What drives our little Zach to defend a clearly bribe-driven criminal enterprise?
There are many valid criticisms of the Clintons, but making stuff up is not one of them.
Zachriels: There are many valid criticisms of the Clintons, but making stuff up is not one of them.
We know that the Clintons have never made stuff up. They are as honest as the day is long.
"They are as honest as the day is long."
Say, aren't the days getting shorter though?
Male Birth Control: Another Women Are Better article.
Halloween: Thar ain't NUTHIN that ain't hurtful/whateverist to not be controlled by the You Must Be Compliant police.
Ty Law: Realizes that Aliquippa is not held down by lack of money, but by bad decisions of the population. Doesn't realize those bad decisions are engendered and supported by "well-meaning" Democrats to "help" them.
New Rules Of Journalism: The LEFT is totally right and dissent from that is TOTALLY WRONG. The Gang of Z may disagree.
Chris Matthews supports Trump? Seems that way.
Trump Campaign Unveils New Policy: Will Ask Justice Department to Probe Anti-Israel Intimidation on US College Campuses: Might ought to include all those other groups suppressing free speech.
Clinton sycophants: Useful idiots.
Sam L: New Rules Of Journalism
If one candidate insists, let's just pick a preposterous example that would never occur in real life, say, Obama is not a U.S. citizen against all evidence, should journalists treat that position as of equal weight to the actual truth of the matter? Or should they commit, you know, journalism, and determine the facts of the matter?
Trump (4/7/2011): "I have people that have been studying it and they cannot believe what they're finding... You are not allowed to be a president if you're not born in this country. Right now, I have real doubts."
It was on his bios in the his books. Perhaps they were ghost-written?
Sam L: It was on his bios in the his books.
Obama describes his birthplace in Hawaii in "Dreams From My Father".
A month. That's how long we would have together, the five of us in my grandparents' living room most evenings, during the day on drives around the island or on short walks past the private landmarks of a family: the lot where my father's apartment had once stood; the remodeled hospital where I had been born; my grandparents' first house in Hawaii, before the one on University Avenue, a house I had never known. — Barack Obama, "Dreams From My Father", Broadway Books 2008, pg 66.
From Clinton's private jet scam:
$28 million for official favors the the king of Morocco
$10 million from Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi of Saudi Arabia.
$5,900,000 from Vinod Gupta, former CEO of InfoUSA
$15 million from Burkle’s Yucaipa Partners hedge fund
$5 million from the Dubai Foundation
$5 million from the United Arab Emirates for being a "business partner"
and best of all, free flights "when Clinton flew 26 times on the private jet owned by sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. His aircraft, dubbed the “Lolita Express,” was supposed to be equipped with a bed for sex with underage girls. On at least five occasions, Clinton dumped his Secret Service detail for the flights, according to Fox News."
I wonder why Clinton didn't share the underage girls with his loyal Secret Service Agents? Bill shouldn't make his Secret Service Agents have to scrounge around to pay for sex like they had to do with Obama staff in Columbia.
WHOA! It Sounds Like Chris Matthews Just Endorsed Trump
Oh, gee whiz.
"False. ORIGIN: On 1 November 2016, several disreputable web sites such as Truthfeed and The Gateway Pundit published a video purportedly showing MSNBC host Chris Matthews offering his endorsement to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump"
FYI, Snopes is now controlled by Clinton Inc. and has pretty much lost all credibility. Most of their analyses on political issues are written by Clinton Campaign people.
Even if you read the Snopes disinformation article, it is obvious right in their claiming it is false that Matthews endorsed Trump as the candidate to vote for:
Chris Matthews: If you like the way things are the way they are headed in this country. If you’d like to continue the destruction of our manufacturing base, and the jobs that went with it. If you like the uncontrollable immigration, if you like the string of stupid wars from Iraq to Libya to Syria. If you want to say yes to all of that, if you want to keep this all the way it is, fine, then vote for Hillary Clinton. If you don’t like the way things are headed you got a chance to really shake the system the system at its roots. If you wake up on Election Day and it’s the same as it is today, if its the same 4 or 5 or 8 years from now, remember you had a chance really change it up but you were to dainty to do it.
(Direct from Snopes)
Jim: Snopes is now controlled by Clinton Inc. and has pretty much lost all credibility.
The claims in the article are accurate and easily verified.
Matthews: I say this not because I want Trump to win but because I can't stand politics being practiced so pathetically.
Re Clinton Syncophants:
Zach says to only post the link, rather than copy text about Clinton corruption and criminality. If this is true (and anything about weiner's perversion rings true) this will be hard for Zach to spin:
jaybird: Zach says to only post the link, rather than copy text about Clinton corruption and criminality.
It is reasonable to include an excerpt under "fair use".
Are we supposed to take an unsourced claim on a conspiracy site seriously? There are many valid criticisms of the Clintons, but making stuff up is not one of them.
Zach, are you denying that the clintons are sexual predators, or defenders of sexual predators who think a 12-year old girl brutally raped to unconsciousness actually "asked for it"? Or maybe that iis what you refer to as "valid criticisms of he clintons"?
You are such a cute little hamster, running around in in circles your little hamster troll cage!!!
jaybird: are you denying that the clintons are sexual predators,
That would be a criminal offense. Has there been a conviction, or even an indictment?
jaybird: [i]or defenders of sexual predators who think a 12-year old girl brutally raped to unconsciousness actually "asked for it"?
If you are referring to Clinton acting as a defense attorney, she was appointed by the judge, and provided legal defense under the law.
The point, of the 12-year old girl that was raped, was not that the defendant shouldn't have had good legal counsel, but the calluosness that was displayed by HRC at the interview years later. I realize that this may be a difficult concept for you to understand, but a better person may have shown feelings of regret for what they had to do, in a professional capacity, as opposed to laughing about a reprehensible, degredation of a twelve year old child in order to put an X in the win column. Oh, and her comment about polygraph machines was so RICH! Perhaps that is when she realized that she too could get away with lying her entire life. It all comes down to character, of which Hillary has none.
pocono pam: Oh, and her comment about polygraph machines was so RICH!
The defendant claimed he was innocent. As his attorney, Clinton was required to work on that basis, even though she presumably thought he was guilty. That's why she said she lost faith in lie detectors.
The responsibility for the failure of the prosecution belongs with the prosecution. They lost crucial evidence.
In the audio, Clinton called it a "terrible case", and "What was sad about it was that the prosecutors had evidence ... the crime lab had thrown it away." There's nothing in the audio which shows any callousness beyond the callouses anyone develops after such an event.
Clinton later said, "When I was a twenty-seven-year-old attorney doing legal aid work at the law school where I taught in Fayetteville, Arkansas, I was appointed by the local judge to represent a criminal defendant accused of rape I asked to be relieved of that responsibility but I was not and I had a professional duty to represent my client to the best of my ability which I did he later pled guilty to a lesser included offense when you're a lawyer you often don't have the choice as to who you will represent and by the very nature of criminal law there will be those who you represent that you don't approve of but at least in our system you have an obligation and once i was appointed I fulfilled that obligation."
Are we supposed take an organization seriously that lies so blatantly?
Are we supposed to take a candidate seriously who lies about everything?
Are we supposed to believe the "non-violence" of the Democratic party (or the entire left) when they pay people to incite violence at Republican rallies?
mudbug: Are we supposed take an organization seriously that lies so blatantly?
Don't see any lies, other than by omission, which is something not normally found in puff.
mudbug: Are we supposed to take a candidate seriously who lies about everything?
Clinton lies about as much as most politicians, but far less than Trump.
mudbug: Are we supposed to believe the "non-violence" of the Democratic party (or the entire left) when they pay people to incite violence at Republican rallies?
"It is not hard to get some of these assholes to pop off. It's a matter of showing up, to want to get into the rally, in a Planned Parenthood t-shirt."
While it is questionable to try and provoke people, wearing a Planned Parenthood t-shirt is hardly a violent act.
#1 - saying you're for civil rights for over 200 years when during that period you were uprooting Indians (the Trail of Tears), promoting slavery, forming the KKK, instigating Jim Crow, and opposing women's suffrage is a lie. There's no other way to put it.
#2 - Cute chart, but it doesn't say what Clinton has told the truth about (but I'll grant you that she honestly is in favor of killing a baby up till he might be born).
#3 - If this was no big deal, why was Foval fired? I'll answer - just for show. But even though it was for show, that indicates that they knew that what he did was wrong. These are brownshirt tactics for a brownshirt party. Also, how is it legal for Super PACs to collude with the campaign and the DNCX? But then the laws are for everybody else, right?
Now go play in the traffic.
mudbug: saying you're for civil rights for over 200 years when during that period you were uprooting Indians (the Trail of Tears), promoting slavery
The roots of the Democratic Party are in the Democratic-Republican Party of Jefferson. In case you don't remember, Jefferson was the slave-owner who wrote the Declaration of Independence.
mudbug: Cute chart, but it doesn't say what Clinton has told the truth about
Here ya go.
mudbug: If this was no big deal, why was Foval fired?
Because it is below a major party candidate to purposefully provoke supporters on the opposite side, as opposed to holding opposition rallies. However, wearing a Planned Parenthood t-shirt while trying to get into a Trump rally is not illegal.
mudbug: These are brownshirt tactics for a brownshirt party.
Sure. Wearing a Planned Parenthood t-shirt and trying to get into a Trump rally is exactly the same as ganging up on Jews.
The Clintonites are getting truly desperate. Did you see how Clinton dirty tricks folks now burned down a black church and spray-painted "Vote Trump" on the side? You can't get more obvious and desperate than that.
Comes right after another "Trump is the KKK" attack yesterday.
Word is they can't get the black vote out for Hillary so I guess they have to goose them a little. Obama's making speeches all blacks must vote Hillary as well.
Jim: Did you see how Clinton dirty tricks folks now burned down a black church and spray-painted "Vote Trump" on the side?
Do you have evidence of that, or are you just making stuff up?
ZACHRIEL'S FARM is now a reality.
Bow to the almighty clinton shills!
Zach does not have his own troll farm. He is the Greek god of left-wing troll farmers, claiming he "rules over memory" and "presides over the planet Jupiter”
But he is so predictable and cute, just like our own little hamster to play with.
Re hillary's giant victory celebration:
"hillary's planning for a giant victory celebration" may depend on Department of Justice shutting down the clinton crime family investigations. Loretta Lynch has appointed Peter Kadzik to "help" the FBI. Over at Zerohedge, it is pointed out that Kadzik and hillary's Podesta of wikileaks fame, are best buds. They have dinner together, Kadzik asks Podesta for a job for his son with hillary's campaign, and warnd the hillary crime family about congressional questions coming about her email. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-02/more-collusion-between-clinton-campaign-and-doj-kadzik-provides-heads-podesta
Zach might tell us there is no proof or hard evidence that there is any problem whatsoever.
jaybird: might tell us there is no proof or hard evidence that there is any problem whatsoever.
Never said or implied there is not any problem whatsoever. Indeed, we said "There are many valid criticisms of the Clintons, but making stuff up is not one of them."
The male birth control headline is not only wrong, it's a lie that's exposed within the article.
While the study occurred between 2008 and 2012, researchers stopped enrolling new participants in 2011 because of the rate of reported side effects
Seventeen percent of the participants said they experienced "emotional disorders" during the study, the Journal-Constitution reported, but most considered the symptoms mild.
"Despite the adverse effects, more than 75% of participants reported being willing to use this method of contraception at the conclusion of the trial," the Endocrine Society, which oversees the journal publishing the study, said in a statement.
The writer of the article obviously went to the Pajama Boy/Nasty Woman School of Journalism.