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-Lurid Crime Tales-
FBI And Other Agencies Paid Informants $548 Million In Recent Years With Many Committing Authorized Crimes
[Forbes] Federal agencies paid out at least $548 million to informants working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in recent years, according to government audits.

  • A few informants became millionaires, with some Amtrak and “parcel” delivery workers making nearly $1 million or more.

  • Many informants were authorized to commit “crimes” with the permission of their federal handlers. In a four-year period, there were 22,800 crime authorizations (2011-2014).

  • The FBI paid approximately $294 million (FY2012-2018), the DEA paid at least $237 million (FY2011-2015), and ATF paid approximately $17.2 million total (FY2012-2015) to informants.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/28/2021 04:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  American Stasi.

Time to shut it down. Raze it and start over.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 6:17 Comments || Top||

#2  And what was the budget for making sure certain information was never ‘informed’?
Posted by: Airandee || 11/28/2021 6:51 Comments || Top||

#3  "One Amtrak employee was paid $962,615 between 2010 and 2015"
DEA informant. Evidently lotsa drugs go by rail. No wonder they're so dead set on keeping Amtrak going.
Posted by: ed in texas || 11/28/2021 12:36 Comments || Top||

Given the DEA & FBI seized over $1.2 Billion in cash and bit coins in 2020 ... It did not cost the Taxpayers too much I hope.

BTW: In 2020 the US Gov. printed an average of $27 Billion per Day.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 11/28/2021 16:13 Comments || Top||

-Great Cultural Revolution
German euthanasia clinics refusing unvaccinated customers
[Spectator] Irony has been declared many times in this pandemic but now, from Covid-riddled Germany comes the final proof: you can't kill yourself now unless you've been vaccinated. As European countries battle to limit the spread of the virus, Verein Sterbehilfe – the German Euthanasia Association – has issued a new directive, declaring it will now only help those who have been vaccinated or recovered from the disease. In a statement, the association said:

“Euthanasia and the preparatory examination of the voluntary responsibility of our members willing to die require human closeness. Human closeness, however, is a prerequisite and breeding ground for coronavirus transmission. As of today, the 2G rule applies in our association, supplemented by situation-related measures, such as quick tests before encounters in closed rooms.

'Close encounters in closed rooms' – what a fabulous German euphemism for assisted suicide. The term '2G' meanwhile refers to a system which only allows free movement for leisure activities for the geimpft oder genese— 'vaccinated or recovered.' God forbid that a person without the jab should try to end it all – talk about a vaccine passport to the afterlife...
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 11/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Buy 2 get 1 free?
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/28/2021 0:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Why would Germans be worried about Youth Inasia?
They seem to be taking care of themselves.

Posted by: Jater Jomonter5711 || 11/28/2021 0:19 Comments || Top||

#3  George Carlin pointed out that before a lethal injection is given, they use an alcohol swab.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/28/2021 0:22 Comments || Top||

#4  Speaking of Alcohol:

Posted by: Jater Jomonter5711 || 11/28/2021 0:27 Comments || Top||

#5  'Close encounters in closed rooms' – what a fabulous German euphemism for assisted suicide.

Perhaps theologist Martin Luther's observations and concerns were legitimate.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/28/2021 0:32 Comments || Top||

#6  Just put a bullet in the back of their head on the sidewalk. Is this really such a complex issue?
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/28/2021 0:33 Comments || Top||

#7  Perhaps theologist Martin Luther's observations and concerns were legitimate.
posted by: Besoeker

You are such a pity guy, but we observe from the entire article that the Germans are no longer Christians; #6 is not being followed - Euthanasia = Kill
So why listen to anything they say, or support them. or even deal with them... Abolish NATO, Flux the Germans and all of Europe and see where they go - Satanism - 1930s all over again.

Posted by: Jater Jomonter5711 || 11/28/2021 0:51 Comments || Top||

#8  The modern canon:

Do unto others - then split.
Love thy neighbor. Just don't get caught.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/28/2021 0:59 Comments || Top||

#9  In five years the Covid Clot-Shots will have killed the majority of Europeans, this exercise post will be insignificant, it's the opportunistic diseases that will come to the forefront, since your immune system is/has been essentially destroyed, that these parlors for "close encounters of the deadly kind" will be willingly employed by the intolerant incoherent suffers of Johnson & Johnson, Merck and Pfizer " Covid rescue shots" willingly will lineup to be expired by modern medicine.
Posted by: Jater Jomonter5711 || 11/28/2021 1:03 Comments || Top||

#10  ^^^^
The 21st Century Death Cult has given you a new view of themselves, understand it, and defend yourselves against them; purebloods will be sought to keep the death cult members alive, 21st Century Vampires that they are, stay vigilant people!
Posted by: Thromoque the Tiny9984 || 11/28/2021 2:13 Comments || Top||

#11  Not a death cult so much as a civilizational suicide cult: Western civilization in full masochistic, we're guilty and deserve to be crucified mode
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 6:21 Comments || Top||

#12  They will be better off. Best to avoid disease centers of contagion.
Posted by: Dale || 11/28/2021 7:52 Comments || Top||

#13  Many other ways to die much less complicated or costly.
Posted by: Dale || 11/28/2021 7:55 Comments || Top||

#14  Reasonable. Covid spoil the taste of the Soylent Green.
Posted by: Mercutio || 11/28/2021 8:10 Comments || Top||

#15  This is Sunday, November 28, 2021 a germane
crumb from the National Catholic Register internet publication entitled:

St. Paul’s Proposal to the Pagans
What must happen before pagans will turn to Christ?

A short survey of Our 21st Century Modern World and where we are heading with the euthanasia crowd, among others.
Posted by: Harry Sherese9845 || 11/28/2021 10:25 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Joe Biden's election was meant to launch a decade of liberal rule. But crime's spiraling out of control, there's a migration crisis - and concerns about his health grow
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/28/2021 09:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Out of control crime, floods of immigrants, collapsing health: there's your liberal decade in a nutshell.
Posted by: ed in texas || 11/28/2021 12:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Wow. Who could have foreseen this only ten months ago?

I mean, other than anybody with two brain cells to rub together.
Posted by: Bobby || 11/28/2021 12:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Gee, it's almost as if it was... by design
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 12:51 Comments || Top||

#4  #2 Wow. Who could have foreseen this only ten months ago?

*raises hand!!*
"Ooo ooooh, pick me!"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/28/2021 16:40 Comments || Top||

#5  BHO version 3.0 with the cardboard cutout face of corrupt demented old man and a boatload of CCP money.
This does not end well…
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 11/28/2021 19:45 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
[DonSurber] Our blessings are many on this Thanksgiving Day. Today is a good day for all of America to thank the Lord that the British settled here and founded our judicial system because there is none better in the world.

In the past week, that system has proved itself in Wisconsin, Florida, and Georgia as justice won the day in three murder trials in which a defendant claimed self-defense.

The most-publicized case was the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two attackers and wounded a third during the Kenosha Riots of 2020. He was stomped, struck in the head with a skateboard twice, and finally had a gun pulled on him. Clearly, this was a matter of self-defense.

All three of his assailants (and there were many others in the mob that swarmed him) were convicted felons. The media lied about the circumstances as reporters followed the narrative scripted by Democrats to gin up black votes before the election.

No sooner was Rittenhouse's innocence declared in court when the BLM and media demanded, what if he were black?

He would get the same treatment because on the same day, a jury in Florida found a black man innocent because he shot in self-defense.

WEAR-TV reported, "Jurors found Andrew Coffee IV not guilty on charges of felony murder and attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, on Friday, determining he acted in self-defense when firing at deputies during a SWAT raid in 2017.

"When the gunfire ended, Coffee's girlfriend, 21-year-old Alteria Woods, was found dead. She had been caught in the crossfire, shot 10 times by deputies.

"The Indian River County Sheriff's Office called the verdict disappointing but maintains its deputies acted appropriately during the raid."

So much for the mindless speculation of the mindless media and other mindless supporters of BLM.

Then there were the three white men who claimed self-defense when a black man they were stalking grabbed their gun.

On Wednesday, CBS reported, "A jury has returned guilty verdicts against all three defendants in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia. Travis McMichael, who fired the fatal shots, was convicted on all counts, including the charge of malice murder. His father Gregory McMichael and neighbor William 'Roddie' Bryan were convicted of felony murder and other charges.

"Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, was shot to death while jogging in the neighborhood in February 2020. Cellphone video showed the men chasing Arbery and cornering him with their pickup trucks before a scuffle that ended with Travis McMichael shooting Arbery at close range with a shotgun."

Justice persevered.

Let us review these three trials.

All five men were presumed innocent in the eyes of the law. All five men were represented by lawyers. In these trials, prosecutors had to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the men murdered the people they killed.

In each case, prosecutors had to prove intent. They failed in the Rittenhouse and Coffee cases because the men were defending themselves. In the case of the two McMichaels and Bryan, prosecutors proved intent.

Our justice system is a beautiful one that the communist black nationalists running BLM want to destroy. They would replace it with a mob justice in which misinformation in the media would decide a man's fate.

No thank you.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 11/28/2021 09:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Saw this deeper look at how the left is never happy. It cites recent examples of how the justice system has gotten it more correct than wrong. But. all the left can only focus on is their 100 % or nothing agenda. REF:use of self defense in Various situations.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 11/28/2021 11:58 Comments || Top||

#2  In other news about winners and losers we have this:

Watch: Tesla Speeding Down Middle Eastern Freeway Slams Into Camel, Sending It Flying - Video

Short Attention Theater Stuff if there ever was SAT.
Posted by: Flying Camel2021 || 11/28/2021 13:09 Comments || Top||

The Future of the Marine Corps Is a Stand-In Force
by Caleb Larson

[TheNationalInterest] General David H. Berger, the United States’ top Marine, has guided the Corps through some of the most radical change it has experienced in a generation as the United States looks to the east and an increasingly assertive, belligerent China.

Gone are the long, grinding land warfare campaigns in the Middle East and COIN (counter-insurgency) operations. In its stead is a Marine Corps returning to its amphibious heritage, one foraged in the Pacific fighting the Japanese Empire during World War II.

This message was emphasized, again by Gen. Berger, in his message to the Marine Corps on their 246th anniversary.

In a recent paper published in Proceedings, a monthly magazine housed by the United States Naval Institute, Berger explains more concretely what the Corps’ transition and transformation mean for Marines, highlighting Stand-In-Forces.

"Small, lethal, low signature, and mobile, stand-in forces (SIF) are relatively simple to maintain and sustain, designed to operate across the competition continuum within a contested area as the leading edge of a maritime defense-in-depth," Gen. Berger explained.

"Depending on the situation, SIF may include elements from the Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, special operations forces, interagency forces, and allies and partners. This last element is the most critical: every aspect of these deployments must be carried out in close partnership with host nations and partners."

"The main ideas behind the SIF concept are deceptively simple. First, find a potential adversary’s people and things (such as weapon systems, sensor systems, submarines, etc.) in a given area, and then track them at a level that facilitates targeting by fleet or joint weapons until they leave that area," Gen. Berger’s paper explains.

"Next, SIF must be hard for a potential adversary to find by maintaining a low signature, moving frequently and unpredictably, and using deception. If armed conflict begins, use knowledge of the adversary to help the fleet or other elements of the joint force attack quickly and effectively, blind the adversary, and deny him maritime areas to disrupt his plans and force him to move into other places where SIF and the fleet have an advantage," Berger continues.
Read the rest at the link

Posted by: badanov || 11/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  After taking, mandating and degrading the venerable USMC (Hurrah) via Covid Shots a Standing Force is not in the future of the USA.

Read:The Science Is Clear: Higher Covid “Vaccine” Coverage Equals Higher Excess Mortality

Posted by: Jater Jomonter5711 || 11/28/2021 0:41 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
On Holodomor Remembrance Day activists toppled NKVD monument
From a Facebook posting by Rodion Shovkoshytnyi:
In 1932, the Bolsheviks came to my great-grandfather. He was detained, a woman with 6 children thrown into the snow and frost. The house he built himself was taken under the silrad, all the property was confiscated.

In 1932-33 only in a few Cossack villages of Peryaslav-Khmelnytsky district in the Kyiv region 38 Silkyošitnih died. Our closest relatives are Shili. 13 were killed that year. Relatives along the women's lines with Katrech and Zakharchenko lost about as much. About a hundred I mean. How many were killed 1921-22 - there are no statistics. In 1946-47 also unknown.

227 Regiment NKVD had a place of deployment Kiev and Kiev region. In 1939-1941 this regiment carried out the guard and convoy of Polish prisoners of war after Stalin attacked Poland. And also carried out the deportation of individual population groups from Ukrainian territories, security prisons and warehouses.

Ck Včk, Ck, OGPU, NKVD - made criminal decisions, gave criminal orders, followed them. This is without exaggerating the law of the Ukrainian people.

This monument was supposed to be demolished before November 21, 2015. He falls under decommunization. Instead, here on May 9, flowers are carried by the local authorities and former berkuta from Brovary.
Today, on the day of remembrance of the victims of Holodomor, caring citizens destroyed this xyin ю. I'm proud to have seen it in person: it's personal to me.

On the way back, three of our crews were detained by the police, but that's the details. I would like to encourage caring citizens to organize in groups and conduct decommunization on their own settlements.

Here's a map ( http://decommunize.kharkiv.ua/
) choose your nearest red and wear it in memory of your relatives.

This is not complicated at all.

Thank you to everyone involved. And don't forget to light a memory candle today.
It's all in Ukrainian language:

Posted by: badanov || 11/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yeah...Go at It... Communist should have been ground up in a woodchipper, to show any followers, this is what happens to you communist squirrels from here on to the end of time - Abolish the United Nations the Modern-Day Hive of Communist - Fry Antifa & BLM for the Subversive 5th Column that they are to America.

No Mercy to the Depraved Communist Element in the World!
Posted by: Jater Jomonter5711 || 11/28/2021 1:28 Comments || Top||

#2  and a shout out to the NYTimes and the 1932 Walter Duranty Publitzer award
Posted by: Lord Garth || 11/28/2021 9:05 Comments || Top||

Goldman Slams Omicron Panic: ‘This Mutation Is Unlikely To Be More Malicious; No Reason For Portfolio Changes’
[ZeroHedge] One look at the ridiculous plunge across asset markets on Friday, which sent oil into one of its biggest tailspins in history (which as Goldman calculated would only make sense if the Omicron lockdowns are twice as bad as anything observed so far), and one would think that the Omicron variant - which as Edward Snowden so aptly put it "sounds like the name of an 80s movie's evil Robot King" (of course, the WHO had no choice but to skip the Xi variant, located right before Omicron in the Greek alphabet for obvious propaganda reasons) - is several times more aggressive and far more deadly than the Delta or any other Covid variant to date. Neither is the case, and in fact, as even Tom Peacock, one of the original Imperial College narrative-setters admitted, "it may turn out to be an odd cluster that is not very transmissable."
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 11/28/2021 09:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ignoring its all political. I'd change my portfolio if it meant going Aussie on the population.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/28/2021 15:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Press: COVID Mutations are EEEEBIL,
Especially Those That Enfeeble!
"For elderly Jews,
Though, this could be good news,"
Enthused ghost of old, bold Goldie Zwiebel.

Damned if that (the Wikipedia article) wasn't the funnest, most bittersweet thing I've read in a long week of fun, bittersweet reading. Hey, Hollywood, what do we need more of? Oh, I know... more constipated-looking rainbow teens throwing magic fireballs at one another... what else?
Posted by: Lionel Elmumble1080 || 11/28/2021 23:46 Comments || Top||

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