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Small groups now canvassing LEOs' neighborhoods,
'threatening to burn down our homes and kill our families'
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Pres. Trump declared Antifa a terrorist organization, and Democrats are worried
[American Thinker] On Sunday, President Trump took aim at Antifa, which apparently has driven the violent side of the protests ripping through America's Democrat-run cities. With full-throated support from Attorney General Barr, Trump is designating Antifa as a terrorist organization. This is an extremely important announcement because Antifa is more than just a terrorist group. It is, in fact, the paramilitary arm of the Democrat Party.

As is often the case, Trump made his consequential announcement via Twitter:
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/02/2020 03:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [527 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Antifa should remember what happened to the Nazi Party's SA. If the Feds don't smash them, the Donks will when they get delusions of power.
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/02/2020 5:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Paramilitary arm of the Dems. Well, then it shouldn't be too difficult to find some Dem politicians once the onion skin is peeled.
Posted by: Clem || 06/02/2020 5:35 Comments || Top||

#3  ACME Brick and Paving Stone Co. Yea, it was our truck wat made the delivery. Receipt? Yea, here it is right here. New customer, never seen em before. Yea, paid cash, small bills.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/02/2020 6:35 Comments || Top||

#4  As their children pledge allegiance to ISIS Antifa.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/02/2020 6:47 Comments || Top||

#5  no Exec Order on this as of this post

it isn't so easy to do this, the words matter

antifa is not a transnational org and also antifa is mainly about destruction of property so the 'terrorism' is different than, say, ISIS whose whole purpose is killing people
Posted by: lord garth || 06/02/2020 10:05 Comments || Top||

#6  No, the right term is not 'terrorism' but insurrection.

POTUS has clear authority under the 1807 Insurrection Act to declare this an insurrection, which case law has defined and clarified further as "a violent uprising by a group or movement acting for the specific purpose of overthrowing the constituted government and seizing its powers."

Antifa/BLM and their allies have a specific purpose of destroying the law enforcement capability of established governments across the United States.

They are not focused on creating fear or gaining property but on eliminating altogether the government's monopoly on violence. In essence they are like the Weathermen or the Black Panthers: a revolutionary organization whose goal is to bring down the government in our cities.
Posted by: Lex || 06/02/2020 10:20 Comments || Top||

#7  If government has a monopoly on violence, isn't that a violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act?
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/02/2020 11:10 Comments || Top||

#8  They should be worried. Biden and the DNC funder their legal defense teams. They have been speaking out in their defense publicly. The have blocked Trump in numerous occasions. This all shows complicity and support to terrorist organizations. When Antifa goes gown under RICO, they will be in trouble as well.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/02/2020 11:35 Comments || Top||


1. Post Hurricane Katrina, the Insurrection Act was amended to include "..any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy..." So it fits.

2. HWBush used pre Katrina version of this law during the Rodney King riots.

3. This only really works well if the State and locals are cooperating with it.

4. My preference is legislation specifically targeting Antifa. Should pass Senate easily. HOR Dems will resist for a while but eventually some Dems will vote for bill.
Posted by: lord garth || 06/02/2020 11:46 Comments || Top||

#10  fwiw, a resolution was introduced in the Senate in 2019 calling for designation of antifa as a terrorist org (it didn't make it past an introduction)

it is out of date now as antifa's activity has grown by orders of magnitude
Posted by: lord garth || 06/02/2020 12:45 Comments || Top||

#11  antifa is not a transnational org

Why do you say that, lord garth?
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/02/2020 12:54 Comments || Top||

#12  lord garth, I believe Antifa claims to be International. Antifa international.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/02/2020 12:58 Comments || Top||

#13  Not a transnational organization? The name itself stems from German:
Posted by: Clem || 06/02/2020 12:59 Comments || Top||

#14  It's a European, originally Weimar German, movement.

Historical legacy of ANTIFA - "Antifaschistische Aktion", from post-WWI Germany - recounted by a left-wing historian here.

Nb this article' from 3 years ago. Even though this rather pompous historian sniffs that Antifa is just "a left-wing subculture with its own social spaces and cultural life" which "is not the same thing as a mass social movement," they should not be underestimated.

They have learned how to use social media effectively across a broad geographic area in order to identify vulnerable police and then organize swiftly and bring concentrated, overwhelming - and deadly - force to bear against weak or poorly-protected key targets.

If they're not already coordinating across the US and Europe they may well do so in the near future.

Posted by: Lex || 06/02/2020 13:09 Comments || Top||

#15  Re: #9 - the problem with specifically naming Antifa specifically is, that like Acorn, once it's busted up, it'll re-spawn under a different name without hindrance.
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/02/2020 13:41 Comments || Top||

#16  They definitely upped their game this time. They need to get smashed before they get even stronger.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/02/2020 14:23 Comments || Top||

#17  The old saying is, "Your right to swing your fist around at random stops at my chin." Doesn't matter what they are called. It's what they do that has to be addressed. The name "mafia" is not to be found in the phrase Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization. There's a reason for that.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/02/2020 14:23 Comments || Top||

#18  The mafia, of course, doesn't exist. Just ask Don Vito.
Posted by: European Conservative || 06/02/2020 14:54 Comments || Top||

#19  Antifa just replaced the 1900s KKK as the brownshirt arm of the Democratic Party.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/02/2020 17:06 Comments || Top||

#20  There is only one way to deal with Antifa - crush them. By the way, any rioting/looting in Berkeley make the news? Nope - because Berkeley Antifa no longer exists. This is how it gets done.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 06/02/2020 17:28 Comments || Top||

#21  Mercutio, you are correct but hopefully a number will not be able to rejoin the new group for 30 years or more and the funding can be pulled up by the roots so the new group will have less support financial and public.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/02/2020 17:35 Comments || Top||

#22  there is an Antifa in modern Germany and it is watched closely by the Govt there

there are also probably Antifa groups in some other countries in Europe

but there have been almost no antifa sparked riots and looting in Europe

the reason for this is that Jihadist groups do almost all the rioting and looting in Europe leaving little space for antifa

btw, today, the WaPo and Vox have put out antifa apology type articles,

legislation would also allow congressional testimony which would cover the many black property and business owners taken down by antifa which in turn would help get legislation passed and the legislation could be much better focused than an exec order
Posted by: lord garth || 06/02/2020 18:03 Comments || Top||

#23  Build a database. Tap their phones. You'll have all the "conspiracy to commit..." you will ever need.
Posted by: Iblis || 06/02/2020 18:43 Comments || Top||

#24  Ship them to Poland , they no how to make brown shirts squeal like pigs .
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 06/02/2020 20:57 Comments || Top||

#25  They're not (yet) sophisticated in the arts of concealing their messages and coordination.

Most of what we need to know is probably already out there on Reddit, Twitter, other public channels
Posted by: Lex || 06/02/2020 21:04 Comments || Top||

#26  Years ago I remember reading that terrorist's organizations get cut off from funding when they becomes to big of an embarrassment to their state sponsors . Then the devolve into gangs of thieves to fund themselves. The eventually they get cut down and/or arrested by the police.
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 06/02/2020 21:05 Comments || Top||

#27  If the insurance companies cancel coverage on ATM's , will the banks give up on them. If you want cash you'll have to go into the local equivalent of Fort Know ?
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 06/02/2020 21:10 Comments || Top||

#28  ^ Not likely, either way
Posted by: Frank G || 06/02/2020 22:02 Comments || Top||

#29  other public channels

Like Rantburg?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/02/2020 22:50 Comments || Top||

#30  Ant-burg
Posted by: Lex || 06/02/2020 23:15 Comments || Top||

Revolutionary Extremist Groups Lighting American Cities Ablaze – Where Was the FBI?
Too busy ass-covering, shredding documents?
[AND] If you watched the video of the murder killing of George Floyd and were not horrified, I suggest you spend some time in intense self-reflection. I fear your immortal soul may be in peril. The man was murdered.

If you are engaged in peaceful protesting of Floyd’s killing, I support you fully. You are exercising your rights as an American citizen. You are demanding this nation do better and that there be a reckoning for a wrong done.

Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Frank G || 06/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [533 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Not protests. Not riots.
An anarchist-far left organized, concerted, nationwide effort to destroy the state hence the people's ability to govern themselves in this country.

In short, an insurrection.

Smash it, now.

Break the anarchists' momentum ASAP or else we'll be in Bleeding Kansas, Redux.
Posted by: Lex || 06/02/2020 1:11 Comments || Top||

#2  The FBI was busy covering up Muller and all the Obama Administration criminals, and spying on Trump.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 06/02/2020 1:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Early in every revolution there is a point at which the new movement, having surprised itself by its good fortune in being able to push back the king's Swiss Guards or the Imperial troops and gain a temporary, small victory, pauses and hesitates, unsure what to do next.

At such moments the window of opportunity opens for the forces of order to act swiftly, exploit the immaturity of the sprawling, leaderless, inchoate revolutionary mass, and crush it with precise applications of overwhelming force.

That time is now. Today is the crucial day.

Posted by: Lex || 06/02/2020 1:21 Comments || Top||

#4  95% of the National Guard - about 333,000 IIUC - is standing by, unused, not called up by our deer-in-headlights imbecilic governors.

What is to be done?
Posted by: Lex || 06/02/2020 1:31 Comments || Top||

#5  One thing I find curious: Minneapolis. Lousiville. Indianapolis. NY City. Baltimore. Dallas (Amber Guyger shooting that guy in his apartment). LA (going all the way back to Rodney King). Atlanta.

All places where police are alleged to be racist, and to have killed "innocent" black men.

And EVERY SINGLE ONE of them is governed by a liberal Democrat Mayor.

Thats the common thread. Liberals in charge.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 06/02/2020 1:49 Comments || Top||

#6  The FBI? Doing the same thing. From within the government.
Posted by: Zorba Cheremp5391 || 06/02/2020 2:44 Comments || Top||

#7  These anarchist groups have been around for several years. What kind of intelligence reporting has been taking place on them? Appears to be another 9/11, Military Age Males (MAMS) from the Magic Kingdom taking flight lessons again.

Someone needs to take a very hard look at top level leadership within the FBI.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/02/2020 3:54 Comments || Top||

#8  Oh, come on guys.

You can arrest them but if you don't tuck them away for a long time, so what. How many of these barbarians did they put away for their actions on inaugural day in 2017? zip, nada. If you are not going to prosecute what's the point of it?

As for the NG, what is their RoE? Empty weapons and told to take it or retreat? Then a insurrectionist shows up with a loaded gun and relieves the bunch of their military weapons which are now in the others hands. BS.

A government that fails if not refuses to provide protection of your person, your family and your property is no longer legitimate.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/02/2020 6:57 Comments || Top||

#9  Fine, then invoke the 1807 Insurrection Act and call out the Army.

It is in fact an insurrection aimed at crippling and destroying urban governments across the nation. It must be stopped immediately or it will accelerate and spread beyond the cities.
Posted by: Lex || 06/02/2020 9:31 Comments || Top||

#10  #8 P2P As for the NG, what is their RoE? Empty weapons and told to take it or retreat?

IIUC - based on what happened in LA in 1992 and Detroit in 1967 - their weapons are loaded and they have orders to suppress disorder with deadly force e.g. by shooting looters on sight. Is my memory wrong?
Posted by: Lex || 06/02/2020 10:09 Comments || Top||

#11  Yep, your memory is wrong on LA. Arming Loading Levels.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/02/2020 10:19 Comments || Top||

#12  Behind the paywall - sorry to ask but could you please paste the relevant text? Thanks in advance.

Anyway if you're right as you probably are, then it seems the only realistic chance at restoring order now is to invoke the Insurrection Act and call out the 101st Airborne etc against these savages. Thoughts?
Posted by: Lex || 06/02/2020 10:24 Comments || Top||

#13  These arming order levels were used during the Los Angeles Civil Disturbance:
Order Rifle Bayonet
Scabbard Bayonet Pistol Baton Ammunition
Control Ammunition
AO-1 At Sling on belt in scabbard holstered on belt OIC/NCOIC empty
AO-II At Port on belt in scabbard holstered on belt OIC/NCOIC empty
AO-III At Sling on belt fixed holstered on hand OIC/NCOIC empty
AO-IV At Port on belt fixed holstered on hand OIC/NCOIC empty in pouch
AO-V At Port on belt fixed holstered on hand OIC/NCOIC empty magazine in
AO-VI At Port on belt fixed in hand on belt OIC/NCOIC locked/loaded
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/02/2020 10:27 Comments || Top||

#14  /\ The above data from the article were arming elements and weapons status of the ROE at the time. Some may also recall the small metal 'Full Auto' blocking attachment that was fitted to the M-16 handguard at the receiver.

* If you think there may have been individual soldier deviations from the prescribed weapons status, you are absolutely correct.

Posted by: Besoeker || 06/02/2020 10:33 Comments || Top||

#15  Thanks, Besoeker.

Then our only hope at this point is OrangeMan seizing the nettle and invoking the Insurrection Act.

The police in so many of these cities have been restrained for so many years by sadsack left-lib hacks that it's doubtful many of them can rally and take back the streets. (Picture this example 2 days ago from Chicago's Finest if you disagree).

I don't see Antifa/BLM losing steam - quite the opposite. They just staged a fierce gun battle in St Louis outside Police HQ and shot four officers.

This is organized, focused, with carefully chosen targets. Looks like war.
Posted by: Lex || 06/02/2020 10:42 Comments || Top||

#16  /\ Correct! Can't blame Law Enforcement, they are being thrown under the bus on a daily basis. If the mayor and the Chief of police order "abandon ship," the police stations is burned to the ground.

POTUS needs to selectively Federalize the National Guard and bring in Regular Army leadership/advisors as necessary.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/02/2020 10:47 Comments || Top||

#17  Think he might be firing that up Lex. It will be needed as per Posse Comitatus.

The Posse Comitatus Act, which passed after the Civil War to keep federal troops from policing the South, limits federal troops' deployment on U.S. soil and forbids using them to enforce domestic laws. The President can deploy troops if there's an insurrection or invasion on U.S. soil.
Posted by: Warthog || 06/02/2020 11:07 Comments || Top||

#18  Read the After-Action reports from the LA riots and understand the enormous decrease in legal operations when you federalize the Guard and it invokes Posse Commitatus. The Insurrection Act or Martial Law is the only way to give Federal Troops the breadth of missions that the Guard has in a state status. The frustration is the limiting orders certain Governors place on the Adjutant General. Federalize the Guard and the Governor is out of the picture but Posse applies unless you suspend the Constitution under some form of Martial Law.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/02/2020 11:08 Comments || Top||

#19  POTUS can use the Insurrection Act to deploy Regular Army troops in cities. \It's been done numerous times throughout the history of the United States and generally puts a quick end to the bullshi*.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/02/2020 11:37 Comments || Top||

#20  Yesterday Sen.Tom Cotton called on POTUS to invoke the Insurrection Act.

Coming soon.
Posted by: Lex || 06/02/2020 11:41 Comments || Top||

#21  Thanks NMBS...enlightened commentary as always..
Posted by: Warthog || 06/02/2020 11:43 Comments || Top||

#22  82nd. Airborne stopped the Detroit riots, and yes they were locked and loaded including sniper teams. The national guard had taken casualties and LBJ activated the 3rd. bgd. to restore calm and we did.
Posted by: bman || 06/02/2020 11:46 Comments || Top||

#23  Courtesy of Mercutio, a nice summary of the history of federal efforts to quell Insurrection by Mackubin Owens
Posted by: Lex || 06/02/2020 11:49 Comments || Top||

#24  Is this all proof we need the FBI, or proof that they are worthless?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/02/2020 13:03 Comments || Top||

#25  this is proof we need the a new FBI, or proof that they since the current crew are worthless
Posted by: Lex || 06/02/2020 13:12 Comments || Top||

#26  Google supported sites to bail out the protesters...
really! here
Posted by: 3dc || 06/02/2020 15:01 Comments || Top||

#27  ^ handy watchlist for the FBI
Posted by: Lex || 06/02/2020 15:18 Comments || Top||

#28  Antifa just replaced the 1900s KKK as the brownshirt arm of the Democratic Party.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/02/2020 17:07 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Skidmark || 06/02/2020 18:28 Comments || Top||

#30  Sometimes called a passive agitator, grooming an audience.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/02/2020 20:48 Comments || Top||

POWERFUL: Protesters Spell Out 'Love' With Burning Homes And Businesses
[BABYLONBEE] In a powerful display of their care for love and justice, protesters in Minneapolis burned the word "LOVE" into the city, arranging the inspiring message with homes and businesses set ablaze by their riots.

Heartfelt and moving.

"We just really wanted to show how much we care about love and social justice by burning this community into a powerful reminder of what it's all about," said local protester Jake Hernandez, who had flown in from Portland for the event. "Now, when police and fire helicopters fly over to try to restore order, they'll be inspired by our message of love and harmony."
Posted by: Lex || 06/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Actually, one of the few Bee offerings I don't find funny.
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/02/2020 5:20 Comments || Top||

#2  NOTHING says LOVE like looting and burning down citizen's homes. (Except for the vandals letting themselves be shot in the process.)
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/02/2020 11:03 Comments || Top||

#3  On a positive note nearly 70% of Minneapolis residents have their Christmas shopping done!

Wish I'd actually thought of that but saw it in a meme.
Posted by: Warthog || 06/02/2020 11:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Actually, one of the few Bee offerings I don't find funny.

Satire doesn't have to be funny; look at Colbert's career.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/02/2020 11:35 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ I wouldn't know. I've never watched one of his shows!
Posted by: Clem || 06/02/2020 11:41 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Remdesivir: George Soros & Bill Gates Partner with China on Coronavirus Drug!
[Intelligence Network] As drug manufacturers speed up their efforts to find a new treatment drug for the coronavirus outbreak that has devastated China and has caused a world-wide panic, a Chinese drug company just announced that it has started mass-producing an experimental drug from Gilead Sciences that has the potential to fight the novel coronavirus (1).

BrightGene Bio-Medical Technology, a Suzhou based company (2), just announced that it has developed the technology to synthesize the active pharmaceutical ingredients of Remdesivir, the drug developed by Gilead Biosciences. Its stock price surged 20% in Tuesday morning trading in Shanghai (1).

"While BrightGene said that it intends to license the drug from Gilead, its move to start manufacturing at this early stage is highly unusual and a potential infringement of the American company’s intellectual property."(1) This comes a week after Chinese researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology filed an application to patent Gilead’s drug Remdesivir to treat the new coronavirus, a bid that would give China leverage over the global use of the therapy to fight the outbreak (1)(3)(4).

The decision to seek a patent instead of invoking a "compulsory license" option that lets nations override drug patents in national emergencies, signals China’s commitment toward intellectual property rights. The timing is uncanny! Right? Gilead will retain the global rights to market the antiviral medication, once approved (3). Gilead has also announced that it is partnering with the Chinese Health Authorities on the clinical trials of Remdesivir as a treatment for coronavirus (5). Remdesivir was originally developed in 2016 by Gilead as a treatment for the Ebola virus (13). Many have argued that China stole the patent from Gilead due to a technicality, but you will soon see that this is indeed not the case (14).
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/02/2020 04:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If it’s made in China, I do not want it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/02/2020 8:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Was in a major retailer considering buying some vitamins....when I saw China on the label, I put it back pending further searches.
Posted by: Clem || 06/02/2020 8:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Maybe these 2 should move to china
Posted by: Chris || 06/02/2020 8:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Maybe these 2 should move to china

I've said that many times about corporations that insist on having their manufacturing done in Third World countries or China. If that's what they want to do then they should move the entire corporation to China, including all corporate officers. Any U.S. business licenses or articles of incorporation should be revoked and/or nullified.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/02/2020 11:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Trump could squash this play by coming out in favor of it. "Everyone should take Remdesivir. Best drug ever!"
Let's see 'em get the OrangeManBad stink off after that.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/02/2020 14:33 Comments || Top||

#6  So Werner von Braun should not have come?
Posted by: Thorong Grundy1520 || 06/02/2020 19:19 Comments || Top||

#7  We got Wernher v. B. before the Soviets did.
Posted by: Clem || 06/02/2020 20:32 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Best states for concealed carry ‐ ranked worst to first
[Wash Times] Concealed carry regulations vary widely across the country. Guns & Ammo magazine looked at the most up-to-date laws in each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, and ranked the states from worst to first. Criteria included ease of acquiring a concealed carry permit, costs associated with licensure, training hours required and reciprocity with other states.

Posted by: Besoeker || 06/02/2020 04:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Warning: click teaser
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/02/2020 9:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Related

Guns & Ammo Ranking of Best States for Gun Owners (2019)
Posted by: Bobby || 06/02/2020 9:58 Comments || Top||

#3  They're talking 'legal' concealed cause we know states have issues with 'others' already doing 'unregulated' concealed carry on cash withdraws and capping.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/02/2020 11:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Alaska does not require residents to have concealed carry permits, but you can get one with background check and training, and then possessing it has lots of states with reciprocity.

If you have a non resident or resident concealed carry permit for Washington State, it is much more restricted in reciprocity with other states. So an Alaska Concealed Carry Permit is much more accepted with other states than a Washington permit.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 06/02/2020 14:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Arizona is still the old west. Hell you can carry a machine gun down main st if it's old enough.
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 06/02/2020 15:58 Comments || Top||

Lockdown is over, Whether the (UK) government likes it or not.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/02/2020 07:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Get ready for the fanatic quarantine forever headcases to require institutional restraint.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/02/2020 11:29 Comments || Top||

#2  UK COVID-19 confirmed death toll rises by 324 to 39,369
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/02/2020 13:27 Comments || Top||

The German Court's Unexpected Blow to the ECB
[mises.org] Since the beginning of the year, the corona crisis has come to monopolize news coverage to the extent that a lot of very important stories and developments either went underreported or were ignored altogether. One such example was the very surprising ruling that came out of the German Constitutional Court in early May, which challenged the actions and remit of the European Central Bank (ECB). This decision could have severe repercussions if it were upheld, but the reactions to it are arguably even more consequential and telling of the ECB and the EU's stance on national sovereignty, on respecting member states' own laws, and on their own expansive powers.

For one thing, the core principle that the ECJ expressed, namely, that only it can decide if EU institutions are breaking EU laws is deeply troubling to begin with. Admitting that member states get no say in any of this is problematic enough, but the idea of concentrating power and legal authority to this incestuous degree is plainly an affront not just to Western principles of justice, but also to common sense.
In essence, the court's decision made it clear that the ECB's quantitative easing (QE) program did not respect the "principle of proportionality," abusing the ECB mandate, while the German government failed to challenge the bank's policies as it should have. The ruling also mentioned the side effects of the program and of the ECB's overall ultraloose policy direction, such as the penalizing of savers and pensioners. As was highlighted in the official decision, "the ECB fails to conduct the necessary balancing of the monetary policy objective against the economic policy effects arising from the program. Therefore, the decisions at issue…exceed the monetary policy mandate of the ECB." As a result, the court issued an ultimatum and directly asked the Bundesbank to comply with its ruling and therefore to stop buying government bonds under the ECB's QE program in the next three months.

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Posted by: Clem || 06/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Since the beginning of the year, the corona crisis has come to monopolize news coverage to the extent that a lot of very important stories and developments either went underreported or were ignored altogether.

That's a feature, not a bug.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/02/2020 12:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Actually this has been reported before on Rantburg.
Posted by: European Conservative || 06/02/2020 14:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Doesn't change the fact it's bad news for the social construct called the eurine union.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/02/2020 15:56 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
The Economic Fallout of the Lockdown and Riots will not Diminish Support for Trump
[American Thinker] Since November 9, 2016, the nation’s elites have been obsessively determined to either use the unchecked clout of the deep state to force Donald Trump to resign, or failing that, so besmirch him and his voter base as to ensure his defeat in 2020. For the first three years of the Trump presidency both stratagems were employed in tandem. However, with the abject failure of the Russian collusion hoax and the Ukrainian impeachment fiasco, these conspirators are now left with relying on the besmirchment option and doing everything possible to make certain that the coronavirus lockdown and the burning of American cities by the militant wing of the American left will deleteriously affect the economy going into November of 2020.

The entire dictionary of modern epithets has been utilized in attacking Donald Trump and his supporters. He has been relentlessly compared to virtually all 20th Century despots and mass murderers. He has also been accused of committing treason, of being a sexual predator, a misogynist, a xenophobe, a virulent racist and a homophobe.

Despite all the ad hominem attacks, Trump’s greatest sin is that he is uncivil and devoid of any character. The definition of "character and civility," as it applies to this President, revolves around his perceived lack of sophistication and erudition, his speech patterns and temperament, his incessant use of Twitter as well as assigning crude nicknames to his opponents, and lastly, his insistence on being who he really is and not hiding behind a conventional political facade.

Despite this relentless bombardment of epithets and accusations, Donald Trump has not lost any of his core supporters and has, in fact, gained additional support. Further, reliance on calculatingly prolonging the economic fallout from the Wuhan Virus lockdown and the Antifa sponsored rampages will not be effective in altering the mindset of these voters.

Posted by: Besoeker || 06/02/2020 03:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Are the Dem governors simply incompetent? Or are they actively trying to ensure more chaos?

These aren't protests or riots. This is an insurrection. Are we sure that Democratic politicians aren't aiding this insurrection?
Posted by: Lex || 06/02/2020 9:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Occam’s Razor doesn’t help here.
Is it due to weakness and incompetence?
Is it aiding abetting sedition?
Or is it both?

Dems are, regardless of cause, demonstrated that they are unfit to govern.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 06/02/2020 10:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Surely some Dem with brains (there must be some) is thinking of the old Yamamoto quote after Pearl Harbor

“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”
Posted by: Warthog || 06/02/2020 11:00 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Bizarre 'asteroid' with a TAIL of gas spotted orbiting the Sun at the same distance as Jupiter turns out to be a alien spaceship comet 'in disguise'
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yes, we should have seen the debacle of Chinavirus "science" when astronomers started talking about "inhabitable, Earth-like" planets so many hundreds of light years away that they cannot actually be seen, but can be "inferred" to exist with almost God-like certainty. Because cool and media attention and sh*t...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/02/2020 8:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Should have seen it coming, I meant to say.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/02/2020 8:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Scientists have found over the years the line between comet and asteroid is blurry if not movable as hell. Just depends how much material can gas off the rock and how close it is to the sun for said gas to out gas.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/02/2020 9:20 Comments || Top||

#4  All the better. This year, Rama would be front page for like a week.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/02/2020 11:05 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Give Up Your Guns Because Democrats Will Totally Protect You
It's Kurt
[Townhall] Watching the Minneapolis Police Department abandon its precinct to the torch and crowbar-wielding peaceful protesters in that Democrat-run state and city, my first thought was that I should disarm. After all, I have been reliably informed by our smart and competent elite betters that I don't need firearms because the police will protect me, and I am sure that even though they can't defend their own police station they will absolutely defend me, my family, and our pet unicorn Chet.

Confusingly, I have also been reliably informed that the police are evil monsters of racism and badness and that they should be the only ones with guns because of reasons that I am not clear on, but I do know that our smart and competent elite betters know better. If you have any doubts about that, just look at the urban paradise that is progressive Minneapolis. I hear the zoo has a new unicorn exhibit.

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Posted by: Frank G || 06/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Trump should bring this up during the campaign and force the left to defend their gun confiscation ideas.

NRA should start a program of home defense style weapons training for folks in poor black communities.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/02/2020 9:34 Comments || Top||

#2  The Nazi government out lawed the private ownership of guns and gold.....Hitler forbade the private ownership of gold in 1935. I wonder if those defined as "White" will go to the "work" camps ?
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 06/02/2020 10:53 Comments || Top||

Sure, just as soon as pigs fly, hell freezes over and the Dems change their evil and corrupt ways.

Check the 12 guage to make certain it is in good working order.

Check and A-OK.

Posted by: JohnQC || 06/02/2020 10:57 Comments || Top||

#4  At the rate NRA is going I expect them to be taking Soros and Bloomberg cash soon, if they aren't already. Full disclosure, I'm a Life Member with various doohickeys for foolishly sending them more money over the years. But not lately.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/02/2020 11:43 Comments || Top||

#5  The GIVERnment subsidies education, abortion, housing, food... time to make all rights equal and subsidize gun ownership. Everyone get a voucher for one gun: redeem it or sell but everyone gets an opportunity because the police will not protect you in a crisis.
Posted by: Airandeee || 06/02/2020 12:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Yes. The voucher should be worth as much as the average weekly monthly amount put on an EBT card.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/02/2020 13:46 Comments || Top||

#7  It's fascinating to see how much LE has spent on weapons, ammo, armor, cameras, AI and other info collection tools, and yet they haven't been able to do jackshit about this insurrection.

Meanwhile, people are getting arrested for playing with their kids in the park or for defending themselves against thugs.

Kinda makes you wonder who was the intended target of all that kit and info, doesn't it?
Posted by: charger || 06/02/2020 14:37 Comments || Top||

#8  ..the gullible.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/02/2020 14:58 Comments || Top||

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