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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Five takeaways from a bracing day of Jan. 6 testimony
[The Hill] The House select committee’s first hearing Tuesday to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol was as personal as it was probing.

Sober verbal accounts from four police officers who came under physical and psychological attack that day were combined with raw video footage of rioters shouting epithets and using physical force against law enforcement.

The panel hearing the testimony was unusually united — especially for present-day Washington. It included seven Democrats and two Republicans all handpicked by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

All were critical of former President Trump, who was impeached for inciting a mob to attack the Capitol. No defenders of Trump were present after Pelosi rejected two of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) choices.

Here are five takeaways from the day.

Each of the four officers selected to testify before the committee had previously shared gripping accounts of their experiences with various news outlets.

The panel likely knew what it was getting on Tuesday, and what a nation watching on cable television received was dramatic, stark and personal.

"On Jan. 6, for the first time, I was more afraid working at the Capitol than during my entire Army deployment to Iraq," said Aquilino Gonell, a Capitol Police sergeant and Army veteran.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/28/2021 07:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I was unable to watch the testimony. Can I safely assume this photo was NOT included ?

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/28/2021 7:39 Comments || Top||

#2  A $hit storm in a glass of tepid tea.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2021 9:15 Comments || Top||

#3  "bracing"??? Happened to catch a glimpse of Pelosi's Pigs, poorly coached fiction.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 07/28/2021 10:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Kinzinger is another RINO who needs to primaried.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/28/2021 13:47 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ already in the works. He's a goner
Posted by: Frank G || 07/28/2021 14:27 Comments || Top||

#6  I was more afraid working at the Capitol than during my entire Army deployment to Iraq

Want to bet he never left the Green Zone?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/28/2021 17:35 Comments || Top||

What a snowflake ❄ , oh, he was Army, not a Marine.
Never mind...
Posted by: Voldemort Borgia7443 || 07/28/2021 17:48 Comments || Top||

#8  BLM riots have injured over 2,000 police officers. Not one hearing by the Dims about that.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 07/28/2021 22:16 Comments || Top||

-Great Cultural Revolution
Why Democrats Don't Care About Crime
[American Thinker] American cities are reeling from increased crime ranging from burglary and arson to murder. Americans, rightly, are concerned -- except for Democrat officials. San Francisco, a bastion of progressive stupidity, is among the hardest hit cities -- yet the San Francisco lunatics who run the city claim anyone concerned with rising crime is a white supremacist. This is common from among the Democrat intelligentsia and leadership.

To understand why Democrats don’t care about crime, we must turn to two prophets of the new anti-American ideology. Antonio Gramsci and Michel Foucault are essential to understand to enter the deluded mind of the modern progressive and why they are happy to let American cities burn rather than confront crime and stop the desecration of America’s once iconic cities.

Antonio Gramsci authored his famous treatise while imprisoned in Italy under Mussolini’s government. Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks offered an explanation for why the proletariat revolution failed in the West and laid out a new roadmap for revolutionary success in the future. According to Gramsci, the revolution failed by the revolutionaries didn’t have cultural-institutional power.

Gramsci’s thesis is called "cultural hegemony." The idea, in a nutshell, is that cultural values and consciousness emanate and are reinforced by societal institutions. Business, media, religion, courts of law -- all institutions controlled by the patriotic bourgeoisie prevent the underclass and exploited people from ever learning of their oppression. The task, then, of the radical is to seize control of the institutions in order to propagate the revolutionary ideology. This reached fruition beginning in the late 1960s with student radicals influenced by Gramsci eventually growing up and taking positions throughout American institutions.

Emphasis added:
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/28/2021 07:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The idea, in a nutshell, is that cultural values and consciousness emanate and are reinforced by societal institutions. Business, media, religion, courts of law

Now called WOKE for short.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/28/2021 7:53 Comments || Top||

#2  But they do care. Crime, as the Soviets taught us, is a tool of control. Democrats *like* crime.
Posted by: Angstrom || 07/28/2021 9:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Finding that the working class didn't care for communism was a huge blow, one for which they never forgave us.

Instead of just admitting they were wrong and trying something else, they went on a multi-generation project to destroy our lives and force communism on us against our will.
Posted by: Slomorong Thraiger7030 || 07/28/2021 11:15 Comments || Top||

#4  "Criminals are class-brothers" - Archipelago Gulag
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2021 11:48 Comments || Top||

#5  Dead on, Angstrom. No matter the details it works out for their agenda. On the one hand it keeps the population preoccupied with their own security. On the other it destroys the high trust society we have enjoyed in America.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/28/2021 12:24 Comments || Top||

#6  File under - professional courtesy
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/28/2021 13:21 Comments || Top||

#7  I thought the intentionally high crime rates were about gun control. They use the issue of murder rates And violent crime to blame guns, then get the guns taken away or stricter gun laws.
Posted by: Xyz || 07/28/2021 14:26 Comments || Top||

#8  Now they and the MSM are yammering about GHOST GUNS as if they are the source of teh problem
Posted by: Frank G || 07/28/2021 14:44 Comments || Top||


End game a DC Nationally controlled Local Police Force.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/28/2021 15:05 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
'Saving Afghan Interpreters' Is A Scam That Would Bring 100,000 Afghans To U.S.
[Sultan Knish] - Getting the United States out of Afghanistan is relatively easy compared to getting Afghanistan out of America. The latest stage of the withdrawal is accompanied by frantic calls to "save Afghan interpreters" coming from the same media that also wants us out of Afghanistan.

But what’s the use of leaving Afghanistan if we’re going to bring it with us to America?

The "interpreter" scam is one of the longest running immigration hoaxes on record.

Before the withdrawal, there were some 2,500 American soldiers in Afghanistan. After the withdrawal, there are around 600 soldiers left behind.

And there are 20,000 Afghan "interpreters" applying for SIVs or Special Immigrant Visas.

How can there be 20,000 interpreters for 2,500 soldiers?

It’s not as if we haven’t been handing out SIV visas like candy already.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2021 01:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [230 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Just thinking ahead a bit, what is the plan for teaching these people to speak Spanish ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/28/2021 7:49 Comments || Top||

#2  But what’s the use of leaving Afghanistan if we’re going to bring it with us to America?

Leaving Afghanistan was Trump's idea, and would have been performed in an orderly, non disgraceful way. This charlie foxtrot has DEM-OH-CRAT written all over it.

How many Kurds/Yazidis/Christians were airlifted out after the ISIS war? But it's important to get all of Ghani's boys out because a) They know much about what was really interpreted out there and you can't ensure they will be killed before talking to the media. And b) It's an escape plan already paid for, and the ⭔ officials just kept their end of the bargain.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/28/2021 9:09 Comments || Top||

#3  ^What splendid cynicism! Shabash!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2021 9:11 Comments || Top||

#4  When does the diversity training start?
Posted by: Matt || 07/28/2021 12:45 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ They're pashtuns, Matt. No-white, moslem, and already gay by necessity.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/28/2021 12:49 Comments || Top||

#6  I fear for our nation's sheep.
Posted by: Matt || 07/28/2021 13:02 Comments || Top||

#7  ^^^
See, look what you've done, they're upset...

Posted by: Snomons Crutle3682 || 07/28/2021 13:10 Comments || Top||

#8  Yup. And with horse rapers already up and about.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/28/2021 13:13 Comments || Top||

#9  Seen somewhere on the interwebs: The three biggest cowboy lies are

1) I won this belt buckle at the rodeo,
2) My pickup is paid off,
3) "Honest, I was just trying to help this sheep over the fence."
Posted by: Matt || 07/28/2021 13:23 Comments || Top||

#10  You forget the one that nobody's bothered to debate.

"I can shoot this tin can off the top o' yer head."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/28/2021 13:31 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Stop the Fearmongering: Johns Hopkins Doctor Shreds Latest COVID Madness Peddled by CDC and Fauci
[Townhall] Fear is contagious. It’s almost as bad as the Delta variant. Again, is the new variant more transmissible? Yes. Is it deadlier? No. Does it make you sicker? No. Are those being impacted primarily the unvaccinated? Most definitely. So, when you want to increase vaccination rates, the government did what it did best: screw things up. Fully vaccinated people now must wear masks again in high-case areas. What constitutes a highly infectious area? Well, that’s not clear yet, but I’m sure the CDC and Dr. Anthony Fauci will make up some science fiction to justify this new mask mandate. The mandates are coming too. Not nationwide, Biden can’t do that yet due to the midterms, but federal agencies are one-by-one mandating it for workers who risk the loss of pay or their jobs if they refuse.

Get vaccinated but also continue to live in fear. Yeah, no wonder why hesitancy is through the roof. All this move does is make the vaccine-hesitant dig in further and give anti-vaxxers all the ammunition they need to chip away at the credibility of the vaccines. You can’t be mad at the latter group when those who want us to get vaccinated offer all the ammunition to shoot that narrative down or at the very least question it—heavily.

Well, take a break from being mad and read what Johns Hopkins doctor Dr. Marty Makary wrote about new studies about natural immunity which if ignored by Fauci and company. He also rehashed an old Fauci statistic that shreds the current push for new mask protocols and possible lockdowns (via WSJ) [emphasis mine]:
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [345 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Texas has seen nearly 9,000 COVID-19 deaths since February. All but 43 were unvaccinated people.

Natural immunity, eh?

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2021 0:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Died of or with? GIGO
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/28/2021 6:12 Comments || Top||

#3  The don’t test the vaccinated.
Posted by: Xyz || 07/28/2021 7:30 Comments || Top||

#4  there are all sorts of ways to cherrypick data, and the Holy State _needs_ to be able to censor the media in order to hide stuff like Daszak's role in creating the virus. So they turn everything into an argument about the Vaccine. And they're accusing Trump of opposing it when he's one of the biggest vaccine boosters around.

There's multiple layers of walls of lies floating around.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/28/2021 7:43 Comments || Top||


Dr. Fauci Warns These COVID Symptoms May Never Go Away

98 Symptoms Coronavirus Patients Say They've Had
"Long haulers" report a wide variety of painful side effects from COVID-19
Posted by: Crique Crock2035 || 07/28/2021 8:47 Comments || Top||

#6  /\ My only question is, when will Fauci 'go away' ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/28/2021 9:20 Comments || Top||

#7  ^Let me give you a hint: Clinton, Bush II, Obama, Trump, Biden.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2021 9:23 Comments || Top||

#8  Wouldn't it be great if Fauci died of these... blood clots? I think it would be hilarious.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/28/2021 9:40 Comments || Top||

#9  Wouldn't it be great if Fauci died of these... blood clots?

I'd make a large wager that Fauci has not been, and won't be, vaccinated. He *says* he has been, but given his track record that's strong evidence that he hasn't.
Posted by: Angstrom || 07/28/2021 12:15 Comments || Top||

#10  COVID Reassessed - Serious Information
Posted by: Gomez Johnson6844 || 07/28/2021 14:59 Comments || Top||

After months of optimism, a return to the Iran nuke deal begins to look unlikely
[IsraelTimes] The Islamic Republic’s demands, along with progress in its program, make a return to the JCPOA seem much more difficult than when Biden came into office.
In certain circles enlightenment finally dawns.
After months of expectations that a breakthrough in the Vienna talks on Iran’s nuclear program was only a matter of time, the chances of success are now looking increasingly remote.

Earlier this month, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said negotiations on restoring the nuclear deal will not resume until the hardliner Ebrahim Raisi takes office as president on August 5.

Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  As things have been going, why would Iran want or need to go back to the nuke deal.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/28/2021 9:57 Comments || Top||

#2  The Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), noted in this report, is rather an obscure organization comprised in the main of retired military. Founded in 1981 it has created a Generals and Admirals (G&A) Program to educate military from Israel and the USA on programs and policies of mutual interest.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/28/2021 10:18 Comments || Top||

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Wed 2021-07-28
  Libya militia leader Mohammed al-Kani diagnosed with rigor mortis
Tue 2021-07-27
  'Death to the dictator!': Anti-government protests reach Tehran
Mon 2021-07-26
  Tunisian army deployed in the capital
Sun 2021-07-25
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Fri 2021-07-23
  Taliban claim control of some 90% of Afghanistan's border areas
Thu 2021-07-22
  Nigeria: 100 kidnapped villagers released by bandits
Wed 2021-07-21
  30 Civilians Killed And More Than 50 Others Wounded In Sadr City Explosion
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  Syrian President Bashar Assad is sworn in for a fourth seven-year term
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