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91 protesters killed by Iraqi police over week of demonstrations
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Virgil: The Truth About the Bidens Hiding in Plain Sight
[Breitbart] As creator of the modern detective story, Edgar Allan Poe always had a good plot twist up his sleeve. For instance, "The Purloined Letter," from 1844, takes the reader by surprise: The incriminating letter, thought to be expertly hidden, hasn’t been hidden at all‐it’s been hiding in plain sight.

THE SIMPLICITY OF A MYSTERY
That is, while the police had been looking high and low for the incriminating letter ‐peeking into walls, pulling up floorboards‐they hadn’t thought simply to look on the suspect’s desk. At the end of the story, the ace private eye explains that the suspect "had deposited the letter immediately beneath the nose of the whole world, by way of best preventing any portion of that world from perceiving it."

One reason the Poe story endures is that we’ve all had moments like that: when we didn’t notice something that was obvious‐precisely because it was obvious.

Virgil always felt that way about the Clinton Global Initiative: It was an obvious conspiracy staring us in the face. Surely we can all remember that giant international influence-peddling system that has mostly faded away, now that Bill and Hillary don’t have much influence to peddle. Yet for years, plutocrats and miscreants would pay millions to cadge some of the Clintons’ celebrity‐and hope, too, of course, that President Hillary Clinton would deliver for them in the future.

It was all happening right before our eyes, on a swanky stage in Manhattan, and yet most reporters and chatterers thought that what the Clintons were doing was great. (And yes, no doubt, plenty was happening offstage, and that was not so great; too bad so few were interested.)
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/06/2019 05:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [455 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Still, the Hunter story wasn’t important during the Obama presidency, perhaps because reporters and their editors didn’t want to do anything to besmirch the Obama-Biden administration.

An observation that extends well beyond the media, the Bidens, and issues of the Ukraine.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/06/2019 5:23 Comments || Top||

#2  ...so, you're saying the First Amendment failed in its design intent about a 'free press'. Maybe the NYT needs to make a call to curtail that 'right'? (See yesterday's NYT assault on 'free speech')
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/06/2019 7:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Priceless photo of (Bounty) Hunter and Zero: Bounty with palm outstretched, Zero with the grease.
Posted by: Lex || 10/06/2019 11:10 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
All US administrations ignore hard science if it hurts corporate interests: Analyst
[PRESSTV] US President Donald Trump
...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons......
's views on science are ridiculous, but all administrations ignore hard science if it hurts the corporate bottom line, according to Myles Hoenig, an American political analyst and activist.

Hoenig, a former Green Party candidate for Congress, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Saturday after an American think-tank warned the treatment of science by the Trump administration has hit a "crisis point," where research findings are manipulated for political gain.

Special interests are given improper influence over federal scientific agencies and scientists are targeted for ideological reasons, according to a report released on Thursday by the National Task Force on Rule of Law and Democracy.

Every US president over the past two decades has, to some degree, undermined research and injected politics into science, according to the task force, formed under the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law.
William Brennan had a liberal agenda that he used the "interpreted law" to pursue. *spit*
However,
by candlelight every wench is handsome...
the mistreatment of science under recent administrations has reached a dangerous level under Trump. The study calls for stringent new standards to enshrine scientific independence.

Posted by: Fred || 10/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Define "hard science" Albert Myles?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/06/2019 1:33 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ Soft science is slippery, deceptive,
And fascist, but lefty's perceptive
Enough to resist
Being right, till he's kissed
By the hard stuff to which he's receptive.
Posted by: Ebbomp Thomort8175 || 10/06/2019 5:40 Comments || Top||

#3  A sexual lover of Science
Methodically used her appliance --
Now hard and now soft,
Slow and fast, on and... oft --
Till, finally, she gained its compliance.
Posted by: Ebbomp Thomort8175 || 10/06/2019 6:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Given the 'scientific' community is doing as good a job as undermining their own credibility as the Legacy Infotainment Enterprises have done to themselves, why worry about Trump?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/06/2019 7:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Till, finally, she gained its compliance.

The scansion is slightly off there, Zenobia F. May I suggest

Until, fin’ly, she gained its compliance.

:-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/06/2019 16:26 Comments || Top||


Antifa protester who attacked Trump supporter pleads guilty to assault
[NYPOST] An "Antifa
...the armed wing of the Democratic Party...
" street thug can now look forward to continuing his fight ‐ from jail.
David Campbell, 32, copped a plea for his role in a 2018 beatdown outside the Night for Freedom party in Manhattan organized by right-wing activist Mike Cernovich.

Campbell pleaded guilty to two counts of felony assault and will be sentenced on Oct. 23 to 18 months in the slammer, reps for Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. told The Post.

Campbell was arrested near the venue, a nightclub at West 50th Street and 12th Avenue on Jan. 20 2018, after he punched and choked a 56-year-old man he had followed out of the event, police said. He was one of about 80 Antifa agitators protesting the gathering.

"When the Proud Boys [a far right fraternal organization] got into a street fight with Antifa members, it was a nationwide story. The Mayor and AG tweeted about the street fight. When Antifa attacked a 56-year-old man, silence from the press," Cernovich told The Post.

"Now that the criminal case is closed, I will also be taking legal action against Mr. Campbell and his confederates. It is time to find out who is funding Antifa," he said.


Posted by: Fred || 10/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [337 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  From links above: 2017-10-07 National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster appoints Mike Barry to oversee intelligence community on NSC

Mike Barry has been named as the suspected impeachment second hand info "whistle blower".

to oversee intelligence community on NSC
Not the little fish he is made out to be.

Wikepedia: It was reported in July 2018 that Barry would be leaving his NSC position to return to CIA.
So second hand gossip of any 2019 Presidential phone call would be the best possible. Probably 3 or 4th hand hand.
Posted by: Grick Angetle8601 || 10/06/2019 2:43 Comments || Top||

#2  It was reported in July 2018 that Barry would be leaving his NSC position to return to CIA.

If I were a conspiracy theorist, I'd guess Trump's plan to withdraw from Afghanistan threatens somebody's opium trade.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/06/2019 2:50 Comments || Top||

#3  The film "American Made" did seem to be a let off for the "clueless" CIA WRT drug dealing..
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/06/2019 7:21 Comments || Top||

#4  So second hand gossip of any 2019 Presidential phone call would be the best possible. Probably 3 or 4th hand hand.

No, it was first hand info direct from the person who made it up.
Snark O'The Day
Posted by: AlanC || 10/06/2019 8:38 Comments || Top||

#5  No, it was first hand info direct from the person who made it up.

If that isn’t Snark o’the Day, it’s definitely in the running.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/06/2019 16:28 Comments || Top||


Rudy Giuliani: ‘My mission is to disrupt the world’ by exposing Dems’ ‘massive corruption’
[BIZPACREVIEW] When asked by Fox News host Martha MacCallum: "Why are you the President’s personal attorney? What’s your mission?"

Rudy Giuliani replied: "To disrupt the world. My mission is to defend my client in the best traditions of the legal profession...The Democrats are covering up corruption. Massive corruption."

Giuliani continued: "It’s in the best interest of my client to unravel the corruption in the Ukraine, which involves mostly collusion in the [2016] election, into which Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...Failed seeker of the Democratic presidential nomination on multiple occasions, vice president under Barack Obama, giving it a last try in his dotage for 2020...
inserted himself."

Giuliani said the Democratic Party has been colluding with both Ukraine and China for decades in corrupt, pay-for-play politics which the left-wing media has glossed over because they don’t want to expose "their side."

"China is a bigger sellout than Ukraine. And the Democratic Party is scared out of their minds because this pay-for-play scandal does not just involve Biden," Giuliani said. "The big questions that need to be asked is, ’How could you have your son taking money from a corrupt [Ukrainian] oligarch?'"

MacCallum said: "We heard from Kurt Volker yesterday. He’s been around a long time, he’s spent a lot of time in Ukraine, he said that Joe Biden never did anything wrong." Volker is the former U.S. emissary to Ukraine.

Giuliani said that Volker "wouldn’t know" if Biden did anything wrong, given his low-level position.

Rudy Giuliani vowed to investigate Biden and other Democrats’ longtime corruption and election-meddling with foreign governments because it’s time to drain the swamp.

"I’m not going to say I’m going to fix it," Giuliani said. "Maybe Donald Trump
...The man who was so stupid he beat fourteen professional politicians, a former tech CEO, and a brain surgeon for the Republican nomination in 2016, then beat The Smartest Woman in the World in the general election...
is going to fix it because he’s a disruptive president who knows how to break up the swamp...[Democrats] haven’t done a damn thing about corruption in Ukraine except contribute to it."

Posted by: Fred || 10/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not just the Dems, the GOPe needs a good look under the carpet as well.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/06/2019 7:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, that certainly is a life time employment. Just avoid the Clintons for now to keep it long.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/06/2019 7:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Obama gave billions in “aid” to Ukraine where it was laundered and given back to Democrat organizations and officials.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 10/06/2019 8:34 Comments || Top||

#4  Fine, Rudy. Get over to FauxNews hq and pistol whip Judge Nap. For starters.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/06/2019 9:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Ok. But this is not really his job. Am I mistaken or is what we have Assistant AG Brian Benczkowski for? Why do we never hear from him?
Posted by: Shake || 10/06/2019 16:04 Comments || Top||


President Trump called Mitt Romney "pompous"
Compared to Donald Trump, pretty much all professional politicians can be described as pompous.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [403 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That's the adjective, where's the noun?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/06/2019 1:42 Comments || Top||

#2  ^Ahh.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/06/2019 1:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Gawd, I love that picture. I'm told that an ancestor of whom I know painfully little was a big fan of the less starific of those dames, so seeing it never fails to pluck the heartstrings. Here endeth the sharing. Ima duck out before story hour starts. Althoooough... with a little padding, I bet I could do a pretty good M.D.
Posted by: Ebbomp Thomort8175 || 10/06/2019 5:58 Comments || Top||

#4  #1 - Judas?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/06/2019 7:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Mittens welcomed Trump's help in his Senate run. f*ck this GOPe tool
Posted by: Frank G || 10/06/2019 7:34 Comments || Top||

#6  That endorsement was a keep your enemies closer play.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/06/2019 9:15 Comments || Top||

#7  Trump ain't wrong.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/06/2019 10:01 Comments || Top||

#8  President Trump called Mitt Romney "pompous"

...Just you watch - now they'll want to impeach him for revealing state secrets..

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 10/06/2019 10:22 Comments || Top||

#9  https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EGMz6QoUUAAZExm?format=jpg&name=4096x4096
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 10/06/2019 10:30 Comments || Top||

#10  How I really feel about Mitt these days gets caught by the profanity filter, it's not exactly PG-13.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 10/06/2019 10:42 Comments || Top||

#11  Check out the graphic
Posted by: Frank G || 10/06/2019 12:12 Comments || Top||

#12 
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/06/2019 12:36 Comments || Top||

#13  Super graphic. I can't wait for him to come to my door.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/06/2019 12:49 Comments || Top||



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  91 protesters killed by Iraqi police over week of demonstrations
Sat 2019-10-05
  Masked gunmen attack TV stations reporting the protests in Iraq
Fri 2019-10-04
  At least 35 Russian mercenaries killed fighting for Haftar in Libya
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  Breaking: Paris knife attacker kills 4 people at police headquarters
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  Soleimani claims he and Nasrallah barely escaped Israeli air raid in 2006
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  Uzbekistani militant among 64 killed, wounded in Faryab clashes
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  Yemeni army captured over '2000 troops', inflicted heavy casualties on Saudi army
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  Susan Rice: Obama Put Call Transcripts On Top Secret Server, Too
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  Egypt Armed Forces kills 118 takfiris in anti-terrorism operations in north, central Sinai; 10 army personnel killed, injured: Statement
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  US deploys air defense systems, troops to Saudi Arabia
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  Israeli woman stabbed near Modiin; 14-year-old Palestinian arrested
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  High Alert In India As JeM Cells Feared Active | Balakot Camp Reopens For Business
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  Iraqi court sentences 6 IS militants to death over 2013 car bomb attack
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