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Wednesday, August 15. 2018
The Nastiest Feud in Science - A Princeton geologist has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate.
Good News: Climatruther Computer Model Predicts End Of Civilization By 2040
Al Gore says Trump undoing environmental regs has done less ´damage´ than he once feared
Pennsylvania priests 'abused thousands of children'
How To Identify Racist And Sexist Remarks And Slurs
NY Times Advice Column Tackles White Guilt
Antifa, Democratic Socialists, & New World Order All Want Same Thing: "No Borders, No Wall, No USA At All"
Forbes Slammed for Wilbur Ross 'Grifting' Report
Feinstein, Strzok, and the Sinister Russia Probe
Prof: Free speech could normalize Trump
Re Kavanaugh: DEM DESPERATION DIALED TO 11
Boycotting Sam Adams Beer Over Trump Support?
Stung by President Trump’s repeated charges of “fake news,” last week The Boston Globe announced an alliance of more than 70 newspapers planning to run editorials protesting a ‘‘dirty war against the free press.”
America’s Newspapers Just Played Right Into Trump’s Hands
THE COORDINATED 'WAR OF WORDS' AGAINST TRUMP - The latest surge of fake news from the establishment media axis.
Kurt Schlichter: NeverTrumpers Don't Hate Trump. Primarily They Hate You.
The Media Are Hiding Their Knowledge and Duplicity – Buzzfeed, WaPo and New York Times Had Unredacted FISA Application For Over A Year
No time limits, no 'public circus': Bruce Ohr to testify behind closed doors, Trey Gowdy says
THE CONFERENCE THAT PAVED THE WAY TO THE MURDER OF MILLIONS - In one fateful day, 200,000 Austrian Jews were caught in the jaws of the power-hungry, Jew-hating monsters to whom nothing was sweeter than Jewish blood.
"Furious" Swedish PM Rages At Violent Gang Rampage: "What The Hell Are You Doing?"
London Declares TERROR ATTACK After Man Mows Down Bicyclists In SUV
British Prime Minister's Comment On Terror Attack Makes CNN Look Stupid
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So newspapers are getting out their collective opinion that Trump is not letting them get out their collective opinion? It takes a fair bit of narcissism to maintain that Freedom of the Press means "you can't criticise the press."
BTW Sam Adams Seasonal Oktoberfest beer just came out this week. My favorite. Wish I'd bought the 12-pack instead of the 6 now.
FLASH: Newspapers PROVE Trump was (and IS) right about them!
I have to admit that attempting to combat the impression that the media engages in like-minded collusion by colluding to publish like-minded editorials doesn't exactly strike me as a winning tactic.
I am reposting this as I want to be sure every MF member gets a chance to read this grant for "scientific research". The research is listing the Montana properties owned by wealthy people and tracking how they bought those properties and to whom they are selling them. I find it very hard to understand how the NSF could feel that this information is worth $225,000 to some female "investigator". You will have to copy/paste the internet address.
Just thought you should know where your tax dollars for scientific research go to at the NSF(National Science Foundation)
If you were really furious, PM Lofvan, you would do your job and enforce the law in your country.
DD, Maybe Lofvan would do what needs to be done if HIS family (if he has one) was raped or killed, and HIS car was burned. Then again, probably not. European/Scandanavian Governments are in a hypnotic trance.
Why would the “Swedish” vandals burning cars care what the Swedish PM said? It’s not as if he were one of them.
A coordinated media? How is different than what is going on already? If I happen to watch local news, there is two minutes of hate on Trump, every single time I watch. They have called every single republican the next Hitler, since Hitler died. Meanwhile, the media remind me more and more of the communist pultiburo. The Apple device that I am using, literally came up with “The Trump Organization”, when I typed pultiburo! WTF!
Why will the Ohr "interview" be behind "Closed doors"?
Roger Simon asks "How was it possible the then-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee was under such intimate covert surveillance by China for decades? Where was our counterespionage on that one? ...Part of this can be explained by the greed of the Feinsteins, husband and wife, who during those years made millions off their business dealings with China". The FBI/CIA/NSA clearly know about Congressional greed and corruption.
I suggest that ALL of Congress, the Supreme Court (and other judges), the President and the Executive Branch Cabinet plus all 8,000 political appointees, and political challengers are under surveillance. That is the legacy of J. Edgar Hoover. It makes them easier to control.
Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch should FOIA "all records constituting or relating to surveillance or recording of:
1. any member of Congress or Congressional staff,
2, Any Supreme Court Justice or Federal Judge, or clerk or staff thereof,
3. any President, vice President, Cabinet Member, or appointee of the Executive branch."
4. any candidate for federal office on the ballot of any state election since 1980.
Congress could follow up "behind closed doors".
jaybird: "How was it possible the then-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee was under such intimate covert surveillance by China for decades?"
He applied for the job. He did not have a security clearance, and was only "suspected of providing political intelligence — but nothing classified."
And he was good in bed, but after a half hour she wanted more.
Zakbot, your battery is running low. Look it up in Wikipedia - The crooked "then-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee" is Dianne Feinstein. She and her husband are ENORMOUSLY wealthy from US government contracts, china dealings....
Maybe Dems do "apply for the job" of Senator, but the stupid California voters have kept Feinstein in office, rather than draining the swamp.
jaybird: Maybe Dems do "apply for the job" of Senator
We were referring to the driver, obviously, a job which didn't require a security clearance. There is no evidence that classified information was collected, just background political information.
Zzzz: There is no evidence that classified information was collected, just background political information.
Sorry, kiddiez, but y'all don't know that.
Again y'all just make up shit.
"A former top CIA clandestine officer explained to me what the agency would do if it had recruited the driver of a senior official such as Feinstein. “We would have the driver record on his phone all conversations that Feinstein would have with passengers and phone calls in her car. If she left her phone, iPad or laptop in the car while she went to meetings, social events, dinners, etc., we would have the driver download all her devices. If the driver drove for her for 20 years, he would probably would have had access to her office and homes. We would have had the source put down an audio device in her office or homes if the opportunity presented itself. Depending on the take from all of what the source reported, we would use the info to target others that were close to her and exhibited some type of vulnerability.”
Christopher: "A former top CIA clandestine officer explained to me what the agency would do if it had recruited the driver of a senior official such as Feinstein."
While a driver isn't considered a secure position, and so doesn't require a security clearance, it can definitely lead to a security breach—the thin edge of the wedge. In this case, the sources for the story say no classified information was involved.
DP, Bird Dog’s links today include “climate” and Feinstein Chinese spy harboring. it is interesting that zakbots feel the need to defend with disinformation, the Feinstein spying issue, ahead of the “climate change” defense that is usually the known trigger for vigorous trolling.
Feinstein harboring a Chinese spy, and the Awan spying on her Senate Intelligence Committee, and the texting of the apparently unredacted 83 page FISA Warrant by her Head of Security for her Senate Intelligence Committee to his mistress-reporter is astounding. Equally astounding is FBI-DoJ refusal or political inability to stop this Feinstein-Chinese spying, or indict the Awans for spying or sending info to Pakistan or taking equipment, etc,, or indict the Head of Feinstein’s Senate Security for FISA spying.
My understanding is that the Chinese spy was Feinstein’s OFFICE MANAGER for 20 years, not her driver. Either way, zakbots claim that “sources” say no spy info was involved during 20 years, is damning for the “sources”. These are apparently the same general “sources” that want to clear the Awans and the Senate Security spy, and propose that Strozck should just have a 60-day “timeout” for bad behavior, then be welcomed back home to these “sources”.
In other words,once again the kiddiez besides being seditious little twits are full of shit.
jaybird: Feinstein harboring a Chinese spy
There's no evidence Feinstein was harboring a spy.
jaybird: that “sources” say no spy info was involved during 20 years, ...
The reporting was from the San Francisco Chronicle and Politico. They reported that there was no classified information involved as the person didn't have a security clearance. There is speculation about the identity of the person, but the FBI has not made an arrest.
jaybird: is damning for the “sources”
Typically, you accept the sources when they confirm your prejudices, but reject the sources when they contradict your prejudices.
Zach, you missed the part where he was also an office directorn on her staff. Even the Boston paper reported that.
You need to pick up the pace or go back to troll school for a refresher course.
Dave: you missed the part where he was also an office directorn on her staff.
The person was the local office director in San Francisco, and her driver when she was there. If hen stole classified information, that is more than has been reported at this point. The person was fired five years ago, so if there was classified information involved, the FBI would presumably have made an arrest.
But making stuff up is a lot easier than relying on established facts.
Zach, you would know best about making things up. I keep laughimg with all the posts correcting your thoughts and pointing out your erors.
Even in Frisco he would have access to her documents.
Are we talking about the same FBI -- the FBI that couldn't find any problems with using a private server to send classified e-mail and documents even though that is prohibited by law? Is it the FBI that couldn't find documents requested by Congress and then later said oops here they are? That FBI?
Back to troll school for you.
Dave: Even in Frisco he would have access to her documents.
Not to classified documents, which would only be available to those with security clearances. Sure, it's possible the person got hold of classified information. But there is no evidence of such. We are back to you making things up and treating them as fact.
Dave: the FBI that couldn't find any problems with using a private server to send classified e-mail and documents even though that is prohibited by law?
There was insufficient evidence to prove Clinton intentionally sent classified information by email.
Zach, you keep me laughing. Keep up the trolling and let me know when you are briefed in on Top Secret or above.
In other words, you have no substantive reply.
Nice try Zach, but again you fall short.
"Not to classified documents, which would only be available to those with security clearances." Zach
“We would have the driver record on his phone all conversations that Feinstein would have with passengers and phone calls in her car. If she left her phone, iPad or laptop in the car while she went to meetings, social events, dinners, etc., we would have the driver download all her devices. If the driver drove for her for 20 years he probably would have had access to her office and homes. We would have had the source put down an audio device in her office or homes if the opportunity presented itself. Depending on the take from all of what the source reported, we would use the info to target others that were close to her and exhibited some type of vulnerability.” CIA Clandestine Officer Boston Herald 11 Aug 18
Zach, you lose. Spies are supposed to spy. They are supposed to use normal access to gain unauthorized access. If they are good, you never know they are spying. That's what they do -- they spy -- and your thoughts against Feinstein's spy just fall flat.
Have you ever held a security clearance? Have you ever had fellow workers charged with spying?
Go back to troll school. You missed a few lessons.
Substantive reply: When you get a Top Secret or above clearance come back and attempt to school the rest of us.
Dave: We would have the driver record on his phone all conversations that Feinstein would have with passengers and phone calls in her car...
You would have to show that Feinstein had classified conversations while in earshot of someone without a security clearance.
Dave: If she left her phone, iPad or laptop in the car while she went to meetings, social events, dinners, etc., we would have the driver download all her devices.
Sure, it could have happened that way, but making stuff up is a lot easier than relying on facts.
Dave: do you have Top Secret or above?
You seem to be making a claim to personal authority, "Dave". The best way to make your expertise known is to actually exhibit your expertise, rather than just claiming you are right because you are an expert.
There's no doubt that having a spy on staff, even in a non-classified position, could possibly result in the loss of classified information. However, you have provided no evidence that it occurred in this case. The person was fired five years ago, and those responsible with investigating the case have not brought charges, implying that there is insufficient evidence to take action against the person. Sure, it's possible he committed espionage, but left no trace. Sure, you can make up a scenario. But that's not evidence.
As I recall Jamie Gorelick, the proverbial "if no one else can screw it up, Jamie can" revolving door official, blamed 9/11 on the Wall between the CIA and FBI, preventing them from identifying terrorists in our midst. God forbid, laws had prevented them from working together to share their spycraft stop those evil jihadists! Little did we know that our leaders had already worked out a remedy for that by using Five Eyes to share info among the spy networks of five countries. "They" know everything.
Now that we also know that charade was a lie and the PTB planned 9/11 in detail to escape insurance problems on the WTC, missing docs and gold in Bidg 7 and numerous bond trades at Cantor Fitzgerald (among many, many other errs of ways needing to be "disappeared"). And we have Peter Strzok proven to be a generational spook (look up his father), paid by both the CIA and FBI to plunk his magic twanger, Froggy, and make Trump disappear.
Then we have Jenny "Task Force" Moore "Arkancided" two days ago while trying to expose Bill Clinton's pedophilia with victims who finally came forward and could name other victims as well as Bill's fellow pedos. Ms. Moore was in protective custody for actions that left her at risk for such, but refused to give up the fight to expose this evil and worldwide "hobby" of the rich, famous, and deviant. Obviously , the CIA and FBI have proven to be in the tank for those very people, so she was hoping to use Homeland Security to investigate these "alleged" crimes. Oh dear, she's dead.
B. Hammer, those who were Jenny's enemies probably tracked her down via her cell phone, one of many crafty little devices that map your every move. Beware!
Do you really believe that the PTB engineered the WTC attack? Seriously?
Re Pennsylvania priests.
I seem to recall a congressional study about a decade ago on sexual abuse of students in public schools and I believe they estimated that 10% of students were sexually abused. I don't recall the WaPo headlines about pedophile teachers.
That's a shocking statistic if 10% of public high school students are sexually abused. Unfortunately I believe it's true, Back when I was in HS in a nice well-to-do bucolic little town, it was common knowledge that there were teachers involved with student who were only 15, 16 years old. Everyone knew who was involved and nobody said anything. It seems inconceivable now, but I think we were just too young and inexperienced to understand, and so we just ignored it.
I'm a practising Roman Catholic but there's no way I can defend the actions of the Church hierarchy on this issue because child abuse is indefensible.
Pedophile priests should have been promptly removed from their parish and reported to the police by their bishops.
I've heard about the shocking statistics of sexual abuse in school systems too. Unfortunately, the old schoolyard excuse Those guys did it too! just won't wash though.
Re the dinosaur-asteroid theory: I'm amazed by how many writers for periodicals like The Atlantic can cover a story about how irrational "majority view" science can become, how easily it can inject bias into editorial control, and how dangerous it is to let erupting tempers threaten scientific careers--all without any apparent awareness of how the same thing is happening in their darling, climate science.
Good News: Climatruther Computer Model Predicts End Of Civilization By 2040/
This refers to the Club of Rome study done in the 1970s, a.k.a. Limits to Growth.
An apocalyptic computer model, processed by one of the world’s largest computers in 1973, has predicted the end of civilization by 2040.
The prediction came from a programme nicknamed World One, which was developed by a team of MIT researchers and processed by Australia’s largest computer.
It was originally devised by computer pioneer Jay Forrester, after he was tasked by the Club of Rome to develop a model of global sustainability.
Apparently things are going to start downhill by 2020. GIGO.
Like Yogi said, "It's hard to make predictions- especially about the future."
RE: Violent Gang Rampage
I believe that in Europe where this is in reality massive coordinated terrorism the correct approach is snipers. Anyone with a mask and committing violence/crimes is shot. Anything less only assures that this will continue and grow.