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101st Airborne, US Special Forces Called Into Ghazni Battle
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Gowdy: 'Unbelievable' That DOJ's Bruce Ohr 'Would Insert Himself Into an Ongoing Investigation'
BLUF:
[CNS] "It's unbelievable that a prosecutor would insert himself into an ongoing investigation for which he had nothing to do," Gowdy said.

According to Gowdy, "Bruce Ohr worked for the Department of Justice. He had nothing to do with the Russia investigation other than he inserted himself by having contact with Christopher Steele."

Ohr "even had contact with Chris Steele after the FBI terminated its relationship with Chris Steele." Gowdy noted that one branch of the Justice Department -- the FBI -- decided Steele was "not even fit to be an informant," yet a high-ranking Justice Department official, Bruce Ohr, was continuing to funnel information from Steele to the FBI.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/15/2018 05:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Unbelievable"...only if you reject the notion that Ohr's wife Nellie was still working for the Klingons. Or if you have forgotten that Ohr was working directly for Obama appointee Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/15/2018 5:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Gowdy should know since he inserted himself verbally into the investigation but really accomplished nothing. The only difference between Gowdy and Sessions is that Seasions does not run his mouth while accomplishing little.
Posted by: Airandee || 08/15/2018 6:20 Comments || Top||

#3  The Congressional Poodle barks again.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 08/15/2018 6:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Gowdy doesn't seem to have much bite but I do like the way he barks.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/15/2018 12:43 Comments || Top||

#5  "Unbelievable"...only if you reject the notion that Ohr's wife Nellie was still working for the Klingons

I find it both curious and amusing that Nellie got her ham radio license. KM4UDZ if you want to chat.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/15/2018 15:26 Comments || Top||

#6  #2 - Well said. Gowdy is nothing but hot air. He is not running for re-election. That reeks of something.
Posted by: Clem || 08/15/2018 21:02 Comments || Top||


Strzok's firing reveals the scandal at the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility
[American Thinker] Because Trump-haters already are donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to Peter Strzok's GoFundMe begathon, they are likely to fund his lawyers making an issue of his firing. The fact that the deputy director of the FBI overruled the Office of Professional Responsibility's recommendation for a mild penalty of a 60-day suspension and a demotion will no doubt be a centerpiece of their argument that politics reared its ugly head, and he is a martyr.

Good.

Sara Carter, with many sources within the FBI, lays out the case that the OPR acted with bias and needs reform. I recommend that you read the whole thing, but here are some excerpts:
[W]hat could have led FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich, to make the decision to overrule OPR? ...

Former FBI special agents, some of whom worked with OPR for years, said they agree with Bodwich's decision. They told SaraACarter.com that the system is broken and Bodwich had no other choice but to step in and fire Strzok. They say political leanings, friendships and dual systems of justice inside OPR have plagued how cases regarding FBI agents are adjudicated and handled.

"Strzok was under oath before Congress and he made statements that appeared to be false and refused to answer some questions, but he was going to get just a slap on the wrist," said a former supervisory special agent from OPR adjudication, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the nature of their work. "There is absolutely no wiggle room when it comes to lack of candor in the FBI...unless you're an SES (Senior Executive Service). Strzok's firing went well beyond texting about Trump. Strzok would have also been involved in the handling of the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) application to the FISC (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court)..." The agent noted that Strzok was "well aware that he was lying by deception when they did not include the information on who paid for the dossier and (that) Bruce Ohr was back-channeling information for a discredited source."

"Strzok knew they were not putting the application in the right context," the former FBI supervisory special agent added. "If there was the slightest doubt if that application was not 100 percent true, then that application would not go forward."

Unless I am mistaken, these are felonious actions. No wonder Strzok needs a legal defense fund.

The OPR obviously needs reform, as does more than just the top management of the FBI.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/15/2018 02:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The "scandal" is likely a bit larger than simply one office.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/15/2018 2:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Remember when the Obama Administration gutted the authority of the Inspector Generals en masse?
Posted by: magpie || 08/15/2018 12:52 Comments || Top||

#3  he [Strzok] is a martyr

Hardly a martyr. More likely a pariah.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/15/2018 18:20 Comments || Top||

#4  I thought they closed that office down in early 2009.
Posted by: gorb || 08/15/2018 20:08 Comments || Top||


Europe
Professor: Native Dutch Need To Get Used To Being a Minority
[Breitbart London] Dutch professor Maurice Crul has said that with the ever increasing number of migrants and migrant background people living in the Netherlands, that the native Dutch should just get used to being a minority.

A professor at the Free University in Amsterdam, Crul says that in the larger cities in the Netherlands white Dutch are already a minority and that such trends will follow in smaller cities and towns as well, Dutch newspaper Trouw reports.

"In Amsterdam the time has come: there this group is a minority. Only one in three young people under the age of fifteen is of Dutch descent," Professor Crul said and added, "If you want to know how the integration is going, you also have to look at that group. Who adapts to whom if there is no majority anymore?"

"The first guest workers were a small migrant group in a dominant culture. With the second and third generation that is an outdated idea. Integration now works in two directions," he said adding, "This way a Turkish Dutch person can become your new manager. Or your child is in the minority at school. That is the new reality that the old ’dominant majority’ will be confronted with."

Crul, along with a team of eight researchers, recently received 2.5 million euros from the European Research Council to conduct studies on the subject in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Antwerp, Malmö and Vienna.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/15/2018 00:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Or they can do something about it - before it's too late.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/15/2018 2:50 Comments || Top||

#2  It is, and they won’t.
Posted by: KBK || 08/15/2018 7:58 Comments || Top||

#3  He'll win a Kalergi prize soon for encouraging white genocide...

Unlikely a Turk will be someone's manager, when they're happy to sit accepting jizya.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/15/2018 8:37 Comments || Top||

#4  'The first guest workers...'. Forgive me professor, but if they are A) guests and B) workers shouldn't they leave after, you know, actually working?
Posted by: Cesare || 08/15/2018 9:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Hey, I've an Idea - why not draw an analog of the Law of Return for Boers? I'm sure they'll have a very positive effect.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/15/2018 10:08 Comments || Top||

#6  Over a decade ago, before the current migrant surge, I had heard that the Dutch Language was going extinct as a Living Language. The younger generation was using the neighboring languages in preference in common, every day speech: English, French or German were in more common usage.

*Hmmm* Were they already starting to lose their Group Identity back then?
Posted by: magpie || 08/15/2018 10:46 Comments || Top||

#7  The Dutch own the company I work for. The place is packed with people speaking Dutch. I don't know about a decade ago but it is far from dead now.

They are all non-confrontational, super tall, and like colorful pants.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/15/2018 18:27 Comments || Top||

#8  They also like to come to San Diego for work during the winter for some reason.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/15/2018 18:28 Comments || Top||

#9  Maurice Crul should take the first pitch beating
Posted by: Frank G || 08/15/2018 19:48 Comments || Top||

#10  They also like to come to San Diego for work during the winter for some reason.

Probably because the only way to get around is ice skating.
Posted by: K. Couric || 08/15/2018 20:09 Comments || Top||

#11  Heh
Posted by: Frank G || 08/15/2018 20:16 Comments || Top||

#12  The younger generation was using the neighboring languages in preference in common, every day speech: English, French or German were in more common usage.


Those other languages are how they speak with non-Dutch speakers. Among themselves they happily revert to their own tongue, much like a small group of children babbling in their private variant of pig latin to the exclusion of outsiders.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/15/2018 20:24 Comments || Top||

#13  When god made the Irish
He didn't make much
But he sure made them better
Than the goddamn Dutch.
Posted by: Regular joe || 08/15/2018 20:46 Comments || Top||

#14  #8 - their damn clogs are all over Gaslamp Quarter
Posted by: Frank G || 08/15/2018 21:10 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
CA DMV a Hot Mess, Undermining Confidence in Big California Projects
[Times of San Diego] Here's why CA's DMV is such a hot mess - politics. Just like the Dams, High Speed Train, Illegals, poop and needles in the streets and playgrounds....
Posted by: Frank G || 08/15/2018 07:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Let's just hope that CA's government doesn't. for the sake of economy, decide to merge the water tunnels with the high speed bullet train. But that would be funny. Sort of like a supersized 'ACME' project (cue Wile E.)
Posted by: USN.Ret. || 08/15/2018 9:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Was at DMV in July with my wife to renew her license...got there at 6AM,,it opened at 8AM and she finished at 9 AM.
I went this past Monday at 6am (was 4th in line)and finished my DL renewal at 11 am.
One huge bottleneck is the driver license exam area.. not near as fast as the 'hand written" tests.
The new computer operating system is very slow and there is not enough terminals.
Posted by: crazyhorse || 08/15/2018 11:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Frank, The Times of San Diego? An alternative to the Union Tribune? Cool!
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/15/2018 12:33 Comments || Top||

#4  It's about as liberal as the LA Times/Union Tribune, but worth what I pay for it (like the Reader)
Posted by: Frank G || 08/15/2018 14:32 Comments || Top||

#5  CA doesn't care about "confidence" so long as they have obedience.
Posted by: charger || 08/15/2018 19:16 Comments || Top||


MUST SEE: D'Souza tears apart Democrat lies about fascism
Posted by: newc || 08/15/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He is hitting his Pinnacle here. This is an excellent chat.
Posted by: newc || 08/15/2018 0:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Do you exist to serve the goals of the state or does the state exist to serve your goals. The 'isms' of the Left are grounded on the former.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/15/2018 7:34 Comments || Top||

#3 

Trump: Let's shrink the state.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/15/2018 8:39 Comments || Top||

#4  Shorter #2: "Do You own Yourself?" The Individual's Right To Possess Private Property is something the Totalitarians can not abide.
Posted by: magpie || 08/15/2018 10:51 Comments || Top||

#5  My favorite part was where he lambastes the Antifa for being the childish thugs that they are. Dangerous, childish thugs that are only a symptom of the over-all malaise...
Posted by: magpie || 08/15/2018 11:26 Comments || Top||

#6  Fascism is an economic system.
Posted by: Clem || 08/15/2018 20:55 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Prof. Avital Ronell And The Lie of The Feminist Academy
h/t Instapundit
...This wasn’t one of the faux Title IX cases of post-hoc regret, but the real deal. Ronell was grad student Nimrod Reitman’s doctoral adviser. He came to NYU because of her, to study under her. And from the start of his graduate studies, she turned him into her boy toy upon the implicit threat of destroying his career. And it continued throughout his graduate studies, as proven by Ronell’s emails.

Professor Avital Ronell used her academic power over Reitman to coerce him to be her sexual plaything for years, or else.* And the feminist academy, via Judith Butler and myriad other signatories to a letter, demand that NYU lay off Ronell, or else. And it’s incredible to believe that the finding of responsibility wasn’t the impetus for the threat letter. Yet, these scholars sought to coerce a university into silence and impotence to conceal Ronell’s conduct.

...Diane Davis, chair of the department of rhetoric at the University of Texas-Austin, who also signed the letter to the university supporting Professor Ronell, said she and her colleagues were particularly disturbed that, as they saw it, Mr. Reitman was using Title IX, a feminist tool, to take down a feminist.

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/15/2018 03:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's always been about power.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/15/2018 7:41 Comments || Top||


America Is Plagued by Privilege, but It's Not What You Think
h/t Instapundit
We hear a lot about white privilege from liberals, but no one on the Left wants to talk about the most glaring privilege infesting our nation today: celebrity privilege.

Let’s start with football players who use company time to protest ‐ what? I’m not quite sure what they’re protesting and what it has to do with football or the flag, but they’re out there raising their fists and bending their knees. While they’re being paid by their bosses to play football and abide by team rules, they inject their politics into the sporting experience and alienate customers.

Only someone with celebrity privilege could get away with that. The lowly office worker can’t speak his mind whenever and however he wants. The cashier at Chipotle can’t spout off about his political views and drive customers out the door. The assembly line worker can’t walk off the job to protest his latest beef with society. If he did, he’d get fired in a heartbeat ‐ justifiably so.

Regular, hard-working Americans who remain faceless in the crowd don’t get the luxury of saying whatever they want to say ‐ because they’re not celebrities. They labor in the shadows while multi-millionaires add to their piles of gold.

"[T]here seems to have been an actual decline in rational thinking. The United States had become a place where entertainers and professional athletes were mistaken for people of importance. They were idolized and treated as leaders; their opinions were sought on everything and they took themselves just as seriously-after all, if an athlete is paid a million or more a year, he knows he is important ... so his opinions of foreign affairs and domestic policies must be important, too, even though he proves himself to be ignorant and subliterate every time he opens his mouth."
-- Robert A. Heinlein
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/15/2018 03:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Killing Western Civ and real American history (in perspective to all others vs perfection), was to sooth the masses that what they have is 'natural' when in fact, a working republic is unnatural to human behavior and requires hard work of its engaged citizenry. One can not glide along and hope the system takes care of itself.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/15/2018 7:40 Comments || Top||



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Wed 2018-08-15
  101st Airborne, US Special Forces Called Into Ghazni Battle
Tue 2018-08-14
  Islamic State member sentenced to death over killing security personnel in Nineveh
Mon 2018-08-13
  The FBI Finally Makes Peter Strzok Redundant
Sun 2018-08-12
  Antifa to Protest ‘Alt-Right’ in D.C.: Abolish ICE, No Borders, Close Prisons
Sat 2018-08-11
  Iraqi cleric "Tater" Sadr wins election vote recount
Fri 2018-08-10
  Report: Ceasefire reached between Israel and Hamas
Thu 2018-08-09
  Dozens dead after school bus carrying "children" in Yemen hit by airstrike
Wed 2018-08-08
  Israel pounds Hamas after 15 injured in rocket barrage
Tue 2018-08-07
  11 Children Rescued From New Mexico Compound Run by Army Muslim Extremists
Mon 2018-08-06
  Saudi Arabia declares Canadian ambassador persona non grata, orders him to leave in 24 hours
Sun 2018-08-05
  Iran protesters attack religious school in province near Tehran
Sat 2018-08-04
  Death Toll Rises To 30 In Bombings On Paktia Mosque
Fri 2018-08-03
  Jordan army clashes with Islamic State militants fleeing Syrian forces
Thu 2018-08-02
  Egypt police kill five members of terrorist group Hasm in Nile Delta shootout
Wed 2018-08-01
  Man arrested after suspected homemade explosive device found at Vereeniging, South Africa mosque

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