[American Thinker] Because he wasn't straight with them about his leaks to the press, FBI asset Christopher Steele, a British ex-spy and the author of the phony "Steele dossier" with it gross hooker-urination fabrications about Donald Trump, got fired.
Unlike, say, Rick Gates or George Papadopoulos, he certainly wasn't charged with "lying to the FBI" or anything, but double standards abound. All he got was "terminated."
Now it turns out that, George Smiley-style, he repeatedly got "brought out of retirement" by the FBI.
Seems the FBI couldn't get enough of this guy. Agents went back and bought more garbage from him, again and again, and Judicial Watch caught up with them. According Byron York:
Congressional investigators know that Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the Trump dossier on behalf of the Clinton campaign, kept supplying allegations to the FBI after the 2016 election ‐ and even after he was terminated as a source by the bureau for giving confidential information to the media.
Because he had broken his agreement with the FBI, bureau procedure did not allow agents to keep using Steele as a source. But they did so anyway ‐ by devising a system in which Steele spoke regularly with Bruce Ohr, a top Obama Justice Department official whose wife worked for Fusion GPS, which hired Steele to search for dirt on Donald Trump in Russia. Ohr then passed on Steele's information to the FBI.
York reports that they did it twelve times, which suggests quite an addiction to Steele's "Get Trump" information, which was repeatedly bad. They "laundered" it through Bruce and Nelly Ohr, one of the famous sets of Trump-hating lovebirds who have been involved in this de facto Deep State coup attempt.
[Free Beacon] Illinois Republicans want to take back state road money that's been dedicated in the budget for former President Barack Obama’s presidential center in Chicago.
State Rep. David McSweeney has filed legislation that would revoke the $180 million in state tax dollars directed to prepare the roads for Obama’s presidential building. The money was part of the larger budget passed in June that spends more than the state ever has, but still shorted items like grants for veterans.
Construction of the project was intended to be funded by private donations.
In a release announcing the funding, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it "demonstrates Illinois’ commitment to honoring the legacy of Chicago’s favorite son and daughter."
Instead of Chicago, the money would be re-allocated to Schaumburg, Dixon, Ottawa, Peoria, Paris, Springfield, Effingham, Collinsville, and Carbondale should McSweeney’s bill become law.
"What we simply do is take this money from the capital budget and reallocate it to roads throughout the state of Illinois,"McSweeney said. "I support the Obama Presidential Center, but only if it’s privately funded."
The structure that will sit on Chicago’s south side is not going to be Obama’s official library, which would allow for more federal funds. McSweeney said it’s all the more reason to pull back state funding.
[GatewayPundit] The FBI released new documents on Hillary Clinton Friday showing her lawyers negotiating with the DOJ over her “successor server” also known as the infamous Platte River Networks [PRN] server she treated with ‘BleachBit.’
And when it is finally discovered that 'Platt River Newworks' (PRN) was actually a clandestine US Government (USG) entity tasked with providing 'homebrew' alternate communications systems to Clinton (systems that were shielded from 'Awan' DNC Pakistani techie espionage, USG oversight and record keeping)...... what then ?
And when it is discovered that the first black president and possibly other senior appointees and politicians routinely communicated with Clinton and each other via (non-USG) clandestine networks using random generated identities or fake email names.....what then ?
When it is discovered that the Woodbridge and Falls Church, Virginia based Awan intelligence network was instrumental in Paki ISI negotiations and the successful take down of Osama Bin Laden just prior to the 2012 presidential election..... what then.
Oh wait! What am I saying? Much of that has already been 'discovered' (some is conjecture) but all is totally ignored.
Obane and his cabal was most certainly the "Gangster Government?" Many out in flyover land are clamoring for justice to be done judging from the chants at recent rallies of "lock her up." Unfotunately, the Swamp kept getting bigger over several administrations and it has crept into our larger culture.
When all the conditions in #2 are met, the media will belch out a "Trump kills brown children" story and millennials will say "I need stuff even though I still don't have a job. I'm voting for Bernie, Lizzie and that Alexandria Dolarhyde-Cortez person..."
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/05/2018 6:39 Comments ||
4 When all the conditions in #2 are met, the media will belch out a "Trump kills brown children" story
Show of hands. Who could have predicted this?
[HotAir] Amid growing demands from the corn lobby that the government mandate even more ethanol be blended into the nation’s gasoline supplies, new finding call such proposals into question. One of the chief claims of the corn lobby is that ethanol is a more "green" type of energy because it’s renewable. From there, the argument is extended to claim that it’s better for the environment all the way around. But the conclusions of a study underlying the latest EPA report on the environmental impact of ethanol (seven years in the making, dating back well into the Obama administration) concludes that the opposite is true. Ethanol produces significant negative impacts on the environment, in some cases worse than the gasoline it’s supposed to be replacing. (Public News Service)
A long-delayed report from the Environmental Protection Agency finds that requiring ethanol made from corn and soybeans to be part of the nation’s gas supply is causing serious environmental harm.
Federal law requires the EPA to assess the environmental impact of the fuel standard every three years, but the new report, issued in July, was four years overdue. According to David DeGennaro with the National Wildlife Federation, the report documents millions of acres of wildlife habitat lost to ethanol crop production, increased nutrient pollution in waterways and air emissions and side effects worse than the gasoline the ethanol is replacing.
"In finding that the Renewable Fuel Standard is having negative consequences to a whole suite of environmental indicators," DeGennaro said, "the report is a red flag warning us that we need to reconsider the mandate’s scope and its focus on first-generation fuels made from food crops."
President Donald Trump and senators from agricultural states are urging the EPA to allow an increase in the mandated ethanol content of gasoline.
Some of the negative effects aren’t specific to ethanol, such as the loss of wildlife habitat from expanded corn production. That would happen no matter what you were growing or building in formerly forested areas. But the increased runoff of nutrients and chemicals used in this type of farming are impacting water supplies far beyond anything caused by the occasional oil spill from a tanker car or pipeline.
The bigger surprise is the fact that ethanol production and combustion significantly increases the production of nitrous oxides (Nox). This combines with oxygen in the atmosphere when exposed to sunlight, producing ozone. Now, when we have ozone far up in the atmosphere it helps shield the planet from the sun's natural radiation, which is a good thing. But ground-level ozone produces no such benefit and actually contributes to the formation of smog and leads to respiratory ailments for many people.
This information comes along at the same time that the President has been unwisely promising corn growers in Iowa and surrounding states that he would push to expand the use of E-15 blends year round. This is a bad move from all but the angle of political calculation. The Renewable Fuel Standard needs to be scaled back (preferably eliminated), not expanded. And if basic considerations of the damage it does to marine equipment and small engines, on top of burning too hot and producing less energy by volume than gas isn't a good enough reason, perhaps the damage to the environment will convince you. If you have wondered why, like I have, the ozone alerts and levels have gotten so bad when this hasn't been an issue in the past.... now ya know.
Why can't we buy pure gasoline?
If green aho's want to buy gasoline contaminated with alcohol let that be their choice.
Avgas is the only place I know of where one can buy unperverted gasoline.
Can't risk water or alcohol in an aircraft engine.
But with airport security and tax on Avgas, it is not a practical to buy Avgas to get pure gasoline.
Many pilots cheat Avgas tax by buying gas for their planes at normal gasoline stations.
I remember my dad doing that in the 1980's.
Even at my young age I asked my father if it was worth it to risk transporting 60 gal of gas in plastic gas cans in a van.
What if we are hit by a drunk or the van rolls?
Mandating alcohol in gasoline is idiotic just like banning the great GE tungsten filament light bulb.
One day I hope GE will reopen there light bulb manufacturing plant that was closed down so we can buy good light bulbs again at a cheap price.
God never gave an eleventh commandment,
"Thou shalt save the planet through your own 'green' initiatives."
So my hope is there will be no green aho's in heaven.
Being sort of rural, we still have a few stations around here that sell 'No Ethanol', but usually as 'Premium-Grade' only.
It's all I'll use for my small engines (mower, whacker, power-washer, etc.).
Folks drive from metro areas and out of state to fill their containers.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
08/05/2018 9:20 Comments ||
I think we could all see this one coming.
All of the known issues with ethanol were swept under a rug and those that were not were ridiculed by talking heads and internet smart asses hired by various green groups.
Need we mention the rampant starvation in Africa and South America created by diversion of food production to ethanol production?
So ethanol fuels produce more NOx huh? After years of air pumps and injectors, catalytic converters and billions in research to reduce NOx in gasoline powered engines, we have to buy gasoline that INCREASES NOx???
This is right up there with that additive the green Nazis in Californicate mandated to be put in gasoline as an oxygenator to reduce NOx. After about five years of rapidly increasing asthma rates and upper respirator problems with children some brave souls decided to fly in the face of the green machine and determined this wonder additive was the cause and was far deadlier than anything gasoline could produce...I think it was MBTE or something like that and various entities are spending millions to clean up sites polluted by the stuff...a hazardous material used to fight air pollution. Can you go any further into environmental wonderland and fantasy than that?
The left playbook. 1. Define or make up a problem, 2. Mandate a solution if in power and roll some RINOs if needed to pass, 3. Get rich off of insider info, books, going on talk circuit talking about the "sky is falling," start start-up companies funded by the government selling snake oil, etc.
[Al Jazeera] When you see or hear someone warning the Democrats that they'll shoot themselves in the foot if they're too radical, look at who they are.
Doug Schoen was the pollster on Clinton's presidential race. Now he's a commentator on Fox. Schoen hated Obama and the ACA, but he still likes Hillary.
Joe Cunningham says the American people "want moderating voices in government". The same American people who elected Donald Trump ...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States... , the members of the Freedom Caucus, and the lock-step, hard-right Republicans in the Senate? Cunningham is an editor for RedState.com, and thinks that Obama "invited backlash" by "pushing the country as far left as he did", though he didn't actually "embrace socialism".
Geoffrey Kabaservice says "the Resistance That'd be the Hezbullies, but in the U.S. it's used by anti-Trumplings... " is forcing the Dems "away from long held norms of bipartisan give-and-take". Where has he been since 2009? It's the "long gone" norms of give-and-take. Geoff is a Republican "in the moderate mainstream of my party". Where? one asks. In exile, off the coast of Labrador?
Investor's Daily has a headline, "It's Official: Democrats Are The Extremists Today".
The National Review shrieks, "The Democratic party is moving left with breathtaking velocity. Not only is it far to the left of Bill Clinton ...former Democratic president of the U.S. Bill was the second U.S. president to be impeached, the first to deny that oral sex was sex, the first to have difficulty with the definition of is... , it's well to the left of even Barack Obama They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them... ." In terms of policy, Obama was about as radical as George H W Bush, and more conservative than Eisenhower or Nixon.
The fear, the hysteria, is that the Democrats might actually come to stand for things. Then fight for them. Even - horrors! - fight as hard as Republicans!
Some of the fear of "radicalism," comes from within the Democratic Party. Their establishment, like all establishments, wants to keep doing it the way they were doing it. They want candidates who sound "mainstream" enough to appeal to stray Republican voters, who raise money and don't insult or frighten money. But those are the attitudes that opened the door to Trump, lost the House, the Senate, and a host of state governments.
It's time to bet on the radicalism. Though most of what forces of Evil are asking for is normal in most Western European countries. It may seem a greater risk in the short term, but in the long term, it's the far better choice. It's not just about getting elected. It's what you do when you get there. Good idea. And keep shouting about what schitz white people are, and how deplorable Trump voters are. Have periodic riots. Oh, and keep doing brilliant stuff like outlawing plastic straws.
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Posted by: Frank G ||
08/05/2018 9:56 Comments ||
The Dems need to think really big: 4.1% GDP growth, 3.9% unemployment with 155 million in the workforce, and historic low unemployment rates for blacks and Hispanics. OK, that's crazy talk, but you have to set goals high.
I agree add in a little Ricardo and some early Keynes and you might find a coherent economic policy
Right now thanks to the libs and the Federal Reserve we have neither a coherent economic policy nor a coherent monetary policy
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.