Archive for January 2018

Breaking: FBI and DOJ Announce They Will FINALLY Deliver Subpoenaed Docs on Phony Dossier to Congress

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) is tired of waiting for Deep State to turn over subpoenaed documents.

Nunes and GOP lawmakers on the Intel Committee gave the Department of Justice and FBI until Wednesday to turn over requested documents on the phony Trump dossier.

Nunes slammed the Deep State last week for failing to produce the documents as required by law back in August.

“Unfortunately, DOJ/FBI’s intransigence with respect to the Aug. 24 subpoenas is part of a broader pattern of behavior that can no longer be tolerated. As a result of the numerous delays and discrepancies that have hampered the process of subpoena compliance, the committee no longer credits the representations made by DOJ and/or the FBI regarding these matters.”

But Deep State defied Congress and refused to turn over the documents.

On Wednesday night Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), a member of the House Freedom Caucus, told Lou Dobbs Congress may file contempt of Congress charges against the DOJ and FBI for failing to produce documents subpoenaed by Congress.

Now this…
On Wednesday afternoon Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray met with Speaker Paul Ryan for two hours on Capitol Hill. The two Deep State officials told Ryan they will finally deliver the subpoenaed documents to Congress.

Rep. Devin Nunes broke the news tonight.

The Deep State was given a deadline of Wednesday.
Let’s see if they keep their legal commitment.

Via the Laura Ingraham Angle:

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Nine Reasons Why Democrats’ DACA Amnesty ‘Deadline’ Does Not Exist

Immigration
Establishment advocates are insisting that January 19 is the drop-dead deadline for a DACA or Dreamer amnesty, just two weeks after the advocates insisted that December 22 was the drop-dead deadline.

New Show Bashes Table for Trump Supporters as ‘Lame Spot’ on Campus

<p>In the January 3 premiere of the new spinoff series<em> Grown-ish </em>on Freeform, freshman Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi of ABC's <em>Black-ish</em>) thinks she has the fictional California University all figured out after only three days on campus. Of course, just about everything she's figured out is pretty much worthless and has some kind of political slant to it - all liberal.</p>

Kris Kobach: ‘Amnesties Are Always Bad Policy’; ‘Knife in the Back of Trump’s Base’

Demonstrators march during an immigration rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), programs, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
“Amnesties are always bad policy,” said Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State and 2018 gubernatorial candidate for Kansas. He described acceptance of a "DACA-style amnesty" in the absence of implementation of "extraordinary" immigration enforcement and border security measures -- including ending chain migration, implementation of a national mandate for use of E-Verify by employers, and construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border -- as a betrayal of President Donald Trump's promises to his base of supporters.

CC Goes Ballistic: Epic Caller on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News

Trump on Attack
“We have to start pushing the Democrats back on their heels,” said CC in Massachusetts, a caller-in to Monday’s edition of SiriusXM's Breitbart News Daily.

Dem Sen Merkley on Trump: ‘I’m Very Concerned About His Mental State’

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On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) stated that he is “very concerned” about President Trump’s mental state. Merkley said, “I’m very concerned about his mental state. Because the decision-making role of the president, in terms of nuclear war, is extremely significant. Unless a military commander reverses or refuses to obey a command, the president can order a nuclear strike. This is one of the reasons that we held a hearing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last month, because of the growing concern over the president’s ability to perform this role.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

Biopolitics

by Dr. William Pierce.

[…]

“What we have now, of course, is a rapidly changing electorate, and that is more important than fluctuating conditions. Until 80 years ago we had a White male electorate. For roughly another 30 or 40 years, even though women were voting from 1920 and were shifting the process to the left, the electorate was still almost completely White. The Second World War, fought in the name of equality and democracy, set the stage for changing all of that. The country was 90 per cent White as late as 1950, and most Blacks still didn’t vote, but the process of change had begun. A massive campaign was underway to move the country further and further to the left, to make it more and more democratic.

Part of this campaign involved elevating the status of the descendants of our former Black slaves to that of the Whites and registering them to vote. Part of it involved changing our immigration laws to cut off the flow of immigrants from Europe — except Jews, of course — and to bring in millions of non-White immigrants from the Third World.”

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Idiot Threatens Trump On Twitter With Air Rifle, Says “You’re Next”

It’s had multiple reports, but it’s still up and the person is still tweeting.

Complete Turn Around: ABC, NBC Venerate Bannon for Turning on Trump

<p>In a stunning display of hypocrisy Wednesday, the liberal media performed a 180-degree turn in their opinion of former White House Strategist Steve Bannon. Before the new year, they all treated Bannon as the scum of the Earth and claimed he used his news outlet as a propaganda tool to rally alt-right racists and neo-Nazis. So what made them change their minds so drastically? He dished the dirt on President Trump in a book that’s soon to be released, written by journalist Michael Wolff.</p>

Exclusive–Kris Kobach: Voter Fraud Commission ‘Being Handed Off’ to DHS, Will No Longer Be ‘Stonewalled’ by Dems

Voting Booths California
Kansas Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach says the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity will be "handed off" to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to "more effectively" investigate voter fraud without being "stonewalled" by Democrats.

North Korea Appears To Have Bombed Itself In Botched Missile Test: Report

But he’s got a button and can blow up his own cities. Via Daily Caller: North Korea appears to have accidentally sent a missile crashing down into a city during a test that went awry last April, a new open source intelligence report revealed Wednesday. North Korea tested a new intermediate-range ballistic missile six times […]

Fox & Friends Covers Iran 6x More Than CNN’s New Day on Wednesday

<p>After the morning news casts showed substantially more interest in the Iranian protests on Tuesday morning than they had shown over the holiday weekend, by Wednesday morning coverage of Iran had mostly collapsed, leaving FNC's <em>Fox and Friends </em>giving substantially more attention to the story than all the news shows from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC in the same time slot combined -- including more than six times as much as CNN's<em> New Day </em>show.</p>

Broken America: Washington State Sues Motel 6 For Cooperating With ICE

Everybody is winning right now – Jews, homosexuals, the Deep State, the cuckold wing of the Republican Party, corporate vermin, and many others.

Now even the Hispanics get to claim a great victory over the last vestiges of the #MAGA Movement.

It just remains to be seen whether President Trump decides to try to win these triumphant illegals over to the GOP.

Seattle Times:

Washington’s attorney general is suing Motel 6, saying the budget hotel disclosed the personal information of thousands of guests to federal immigration authorities in violation of state law.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Wednesday Motel 6’s “actions are disturbing and they are unlawful.” He said the motel divulged to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) the names, dates of birth, license-plate numbers and room numbers of more than 9,000 guests at six sites throughout the state.

He said at least six guests were detained.

Ferguson said the company’s actions violated the state’s consumer-protection law.

Nationalists need to at last come to the conclusion that America is a train wreck of a country that cannot be put back on its feet.

The Jewish domination, corruption, and inherent rot is so deeply ingrained that no matter how many candidates you run or elect, all will either be co-opted (as we’ve seen with every grassroots surge), or destroyed (as we saw with Roy Moore).

The different branches of government have become an albatross around the neck(s) of anyone who dares to attempt serious reform, and the very concepts of Republican government and unbridled liberty for all have turned out to be slow suicide pills for the White Race in America.

It took the dumpster fire of the Trump Administration to convince me of this fully, but since I’ve taken this final red pill, I have to admit that I feel more liberated than I have in many years.

Stories like this (and essentially anything regarding current American government) just help to assure me that my realization was solid and based in logic.

Paul Sorvino Has A Few Words For Harvey Weinstein Over Alleged Assault, Blacklisting Of His Daughter

I've been waiting for this….Paul Sorvino on Harvey Weinstein harassing and blacklisting his daughter Mira Sorvino…. "He ought to hope he goes to jail…cause if not, he has to meet me and I will kill the motherfu**er" https://t.co/q6PWec3jxD pic.twitter.com/kkov60WdBx — Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) January 3, 2018

Iranians Stage Rallies Around the World in Solidarity with Protesters

TOPSHOT - Protesters hold placards reading 'Support Iranians risen up against the religious dictatorship' as they stand behind a portrait of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with shoe marks over it during a demonstration in support of the Iranian people amid a wave of protests spreading throughout Iran, on January 3, 2018, in Paris. Violent demonstrations have rocked Iran since December 28, 2017, leaving at least 21 people dead, with protests that started over the economy turning against the Islamic regime as a whole. The wave of demonstrations, that kicked off in second city Mashhad on December 28 and quickly spread, is the biggest in the tightly controlled country since unrest over a disputed election in 2009. / AFP PHOTO / Lionel BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)
Hundreds of people throughout the world are participating in protests in a show of solidarity with the Iranian people who have risen up against the Islamic Republic of Iran's restrictive regime.

Top House Democrat: We Will Demand Clean DACA Bill, A Border Wall is ‘Waste of Money” (Video)

Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Joe Crowley told MSNBC today the Democrats will demand a clean DACA amnesty bill and will not tolerate border wall funding included.

Via Breitbart.com:

On Wednesday’s broadcast of “MSNBC Live,” House Democratic Caucus Chairman Representative Joe Crowley (D-NY) stated that Democrats want a clean DACA bill and dubbed a border wall a waste of money.

Crowley told MSNBC: “I think there’s a false premise here, in other words, equating security and border security with the DACA individuals themselves. They are not a security risk to the American people. They love this country. This is the country they know and love, and they are now in a state of limbo. And unless the president, who has promised to address this issue, works to make that happen in a clean bill, that’s what Democrats are looking for. A $40 billion wall is a waste of government money. … You can’t drive on it. You can’t live in it. You can’t do anything with it, and it really is just a waste of government resources.

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As Protests Continue, Iranian General Claims Protests Have Been Defeated…

Protesters have openly burned government offices and an IRGC barracks, and they’ve actually spread as of yesterday, not stopped. It’s pretty unlikely they would have quelled it in half a day. Via BBC: The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has declared the defeat of the “sedition” in the country, referring to a wave of anti-government […]

Breitbart News Tonight: Rep. Paul Gosar on DACA Amnesty Push


On a special Wednesday edition of Breitbart News Tonight, Breitbart Executive Chairman Steve Bannon, Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow, and Senior Editor-at-Large Rebecca Mansour will take your calls and untangle the news of the day. Special guest Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) to discuss the push for a DACA amnesty deal on Capitol Hill. Mansour will be joined by Senior Editors-at-Large Joel Pollak in the third hour. Breitbart News Tonight is broadcast live on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 from 9:00 p.m. to Midnight Eastern (6-9:00 p.m. Pacific). Listeners are encouraged to call into the show at: 1-866-957-2874. Follow Breitbart News, Rebecca Mansour, and Joel Pollak on Twitter for live updates during the show.

Montana Editor Calls Out and Corrects AP and Reporter Darlene Superville

<p>On Saturday, Frank Miele, the managing editor of the <em>Daily Inter Lake</em> in Kalispell, Montana, recounted what he called an "unexpected chance to put my finger in the dike holding back the flood of fake news caused by those afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome." Miele acted on an "unfounded" story about one of President Donald Trump's tweets by the Associated Press's Darlene Superville, who "either misunderstood Trump’s tweet" about FBI Assistant Director Andrew McCabe or "intentionally lied about it."</p>

Somali Immigrant Allegedly Tried To Rape Woman In Labor

Via Daily Caller: A Somali immigrant allegedly tried to rape a woman while she was in labor at a hospital in Rome, according to a Tuesday report. Alì Abdella, 38, has been accused of sexual violence and theft by attempting to rape an unidentified woman, 43, while she was in labor at the Sant’Eugenio Hospital […]

NY Times ‘Papadopoulos Bombshell’ Continues to Unravel=> James Clapper Admits Papadopoulos Was Never on His Radar (VIDEO)

Fake News New York Times is doing everything they can to steer the public away from Hillary Clinton’s multi-million dollar garbage dossier the Deep State used in order to spy on Trump’s campaign.

The fake dossier ultimately sparked the ‘Russian collusion’ witch hunt, but the NY Times is now claiming Trump campaign volunteer George Papadopoulos got a little too drunk one night in a London pub and bragged to an Australian diplomat the Russians had ‘political dirt’ on Hillary.

A couple of drunk lads talking shop is what set in motion the ‘Russian collusion’ investigation. Right.

James Clapper, the former head of the U.S. Intelligence community under Obama said in a Tuesday interview with CNN that George Papadopoulos was not on his “radar scope” when he left. Interesting.

On Saturday The New York Times implied Trump campaign volunteer George Papadopoulos set in motion the ‘Russian collusion’ investigation, not the Hillary-funded dossier.

The New York Times got DESTROYED within hours of publication…

James Clapper then hit the NY Times fake news article with a devastating blow. He’s never even heard of Papadopoulos…

“There were other factors that I think were the stimulus for the investigation and the revelation about George Papadopoulos, which was not a name on my radar scope when I left…I think also was another factor,” Clapper said.

Clapper, just like every leftist blowhard claimed parts of the dossier have been corroborated. When pressed for specifics, he only cited two claims, both of which have nothing to do with Russian collusion.

Vladimir Putin’s “animus” towards Hillary Clinton “and the determination of clearly favoring…Trump to win the presidency,” were the two dossier allegations that Clapper says have been corroborated, Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller reported.

Video via Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller:

Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal said it perfectly, “Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (in a Tuesday CNN interview): George Papadopoulos “was not a name on my radar scope when i left.” So head of intelligence had never heard of the dude that the NYT now claims launched the entire Trump-Russia probe?”

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Sir Ringo Starr Outclasses Lorde And BDS Movement, Schedules Two Concerts In Israel

Via Daily Wire: Unlike New Zealand singer Lorde, who capitulated to pressure from the anti-Israel BDS movement and cancelled her concert scheduled for Tel Aviv, living legend and former Beatle, Sir Ringo Starr, defied the BDS movement and announced the tour with his band will include two concerts in Tel Aviv’s Menorah Mivtahim Arena on […]

Analysis: Is The MSM To Blame For Current Trump / Bannon Conflict?

The history of the now infamous Trump/Bannon feud was thoroughly misunderstood by the majority of media outlets. To the outsider, it appeared like everything was hunky dory coming off of the election, but almost instantly there was conflict between Bannon and Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law.

The media fanned the flames when it came to Bannon’s role in the winning of the election and in the management of the White House. The major rift, again, to the outsider, was stemming from the media’s claim that Bannon was “the Great Manipulator”, among many other sinister titles. It painted the President as a puppet and it painted Bannon as an evil supervillain and it was also spurred on by conflicting points of view on the matter by both the President and Bannon.

By the time the honeymoon phase was over, Bannon and Kushner were battling in spectacular fashion in front of the media with the majority of the attacks coming from Bannon. From the moment that it leaked into the public sphere, it became a seeming power struggle between Bannon and Kushner with the prize being the president’s ear.

Then came the removal of Bannon from his White House role as chief strategist. Trump has since called the former chief strategist a “staffer”, asserting that Bannon rarely, if ever, had one-on-one time with the president. This, coupled with the constant barrage of leaks, made for a tense scene inside the White House and it was, yet again, playing out in the media.

Kushner won out ultimately but Bannon went on the offensive playing with the media. He continued to work for the populist agenda on the outside and continued to build the story of his role relative to the success of the Trump campaign.

Then came the Alabama Senate race, which ended up becoming a massive quagmire and marked a loss that would end a thirty-year legacy of Republicans holding that particular seat in the Senate. It would be wrong to blame Bannon for the loss in Alabama solely; much of the blame rests on McConnell’s shoulders. Beyond that, Bannon is not the candidate and the candidate ultimately must be responsible for their campaign at a certain point.

In statements Bannon made to Michael Wolff for his book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”, Bannon stated that the meeting between Don Jr. and the lawyer with Russian connections was treasonous. While the author, Michael Wolff, is by no means a “journalist” and has a history of distorting facts and misquoting people, the statements Wolff claimed came from Bannon prompted the response from the President today wherein he more or less condemns the “power-hungry” behavior of his former chief strategist. Bannon was even blamed for leaks that would inflate his importance, relative to the Trump statement today. These flames were, once again, fanned by the MSM with the always hacks over at NYT declaring “Trump Breaks With Bannon.”

Beyond this, Bannon has left behind him a slew of poor PR performances in light of his wishing to be on the good side of the president, to push forward an agenda he believes in, but the way Trump has reacted has caused a stir among supporters and likely will cause a great deal of confusion.

In May of 2017, Bannon and Kushner’s beef was on full display and the cracks in the pavement became more and more obvious.

Back around August 21 of last year, Bannon was having Breitbart rumble with impeachment talk.

From there the craziness has increased and the book represents the tipping point for the president. In the President’s mind, the media has been reporting that Bannon is trying to take something away from him that he worked incredibly hard to earn. From SNL claiming that Bannon was pulling all the strings of the presidency to these most recent developments, one thing is clear: the MSM was always fearful of Bannon and Trump; they always saw Bannon’s proximity to the President as dangerious to their far-left agendas and will continue their attempts to cause rifts between the two.

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MSNBC Republican Charlie Sykes: Trump’s Tweets Display ‘Textbook’ ‘Authoritarianism’

<p>On Tuesday’s <em>Deadline: White House</em>, MSNBC’s pundits continued their pattern of shameless anti-journalism coverage. While in the midst of a discussion about the latest Trump-Russia collusion story, <em>New York Times</em> reporter Jeremy Peters and MSNBC contributor Charlie Sykes went on the warpath against Trump for his recent tweet calling for an investigation of longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and former FBI Director James Comey for mishandling of classified information.</p>

Absolutely Nuts: NBC, Yahoo! News Reporters Suggest Trump Is a Mentally Ill Authoritarian

<p>For the second day in a row, NBC’s Peter Alexander and Yahoo’s Hunter Walker asked questions from the far-left in Wednesday’s White House press briefing, insinuating to Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that people should be concerned that President Trump is behaving like a mentally ill authoritarian.</p>

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Promoción de Noticias Telemundo para 2018 resulta ser una herida auto infligida a la credibilidad de la cadena

<p>Justo cuando pensabas que los estándares periodísticos en las principales cadenas de televisión hispanoparlantes de la nación no podían llegar a un nivel más bajo, viene Telemundo con una nueva promoción para su división de noticias que editorializa, en una declaración generalizada, que 2017 será "un año muy difícil para los inmigrantes".</p>

Promoción de Noticias Telemundo para 2018 resulta ser una herida auto infligida a la credibilidad de la cadena

<p>Justo cuando pensabas que los estándares periodísticos en las principales cadenas de televisión hispanoparlantes de la nación no podían llegar a un nivel más bajo, viene Telemundo con una nueva promoción para su división de noticias que editorializa, en una declaración generalizada, que 2017 será "un año muy difícil para los inmigrantes".</p>

Feds to Crack Down on Immigrants Who Become Naturalized Citizens Through Fraud

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“The attorney general and the administration are focused on enforcing all immigration laws, especially when it comes to this pinnacle level of citizenship,” said one Justice Department official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Native-born citizens cannot have their citizenship revoked, but those who became naturalized can lose citizenship, and all the rights that come with it, if they are found to have unlawfully or fraudulently obtained naturalization.

The Justice Department can seek to strip a person of citizenship either through a criminal case, by obtaining a conviction of naturalization fraud, or by filing a civil suit claiming the person procured naturalization illegally or procured it by through willful misrepresentation during the naturalization process.

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The Justice Department stepped up the number of criminal charges brought in an effort to revoke citizenship in fiscal 2017, with 57 cases filed compared with 46 cases in fiscal 2016 and 44 cases in 2015.

At least another 25 civil denaturalization cases were also filed by the Civil Division’s Office of Immigration Litigation in 2017, according to an estimate provided by another Justice Department official.

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Officials said civil denaturalization cases are pursued by the same office that handles other immigration cases — which is seeing plenty of work under the Trump administration. Despite the competing time pressures, officials said, they are getting encouragement to bring the denaturalization cases.

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A senior Justice Department official said as the Department of Homeland Security continues its investigation and digitizes the paper fingerprint records, prosecutors expect to receive more affidavits that could support civil denaturalization cases.

But beyond cases identified as part of the ongoing Homeland Security Department review, Justice Department officials said the Office of Immigration Litigation is prioritizing denaturalization cases involving individuals found to have terrorism connections, or individuals with criminal backgrounds such as sex or child abusers or human rights abusers.

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Israel Offers to Pay African Migrants to Leave, Threatens Jail

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in public remarks at a cabinet meeting on the payment programme, said a barrier Israel completed in 2013 along its border with Egypt had effectively cut off a stream of “illegal infiltrators” from Africa after some 60,000 crossed the desert frontier.

The vast majority came from Eritrea and Sudan and many said they fled war and persecution as well as economic hardship, but Israel treats them as economic migrants.

The plan launched this week offers African migrants a $3,500 payment from the Israeli government and a free air ticket to return home or go to “third countries”, which rights groups identified as Rwanda and Uganda.

“We have expelled about 20,000 and now the mission is to get the rest out,” Netanyahu said.

An immigration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there are some 38,000 migrants living illegally in Israel, and some 1,420 are being held in two detention centres. “Beyond the end of March, those who leave voluntarily will receive a significantly smaller payment that will shrink even more with time, and enforcement measures will begin,” the official said, referring to incarceration.

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Netanyahu has called the migrants’ presence a threat to Israel’s social fabric and Jewish character, and one government minister has referred to them as “a cancer”.

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In his remarks, Netanyahu cited the large presence of African migrants in Tel Aviv’s poorer neighbourhoods, where he said “veteran residents” — a reference to Israelis — no longer feel safe.

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Human Rights Advocates Want an Apology from London Police Officer Who Dressed Up in Blackface

The London police service needs to move quickly and decisively on an incident involving an officer in blackface, human rights advocates say.

That action should include an immediate apology by the officer involved, and recognition by the police department the act was racist, some say.

But the police force also should use the incident for education rather than punishment, advocates say.

“I do want to stress this should be seen not as an opportunity to condemn, but an opportunity to educate and enhance our collective understanding,” Anthony Morgan, a Toronto lawyer and specialist in human rights and race relations, said Tuesday.

The officer involved “needs to make a statement and take a stand to acknowledge she now understands this is problematic,” said Barbara Perry, a professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and a specialist in hate crimes.

“I hope London police service sees this as a teaching moment.”

London police already have made one misstep by saying they’re conducting an internal investigation into the context and intent behind the incident, said Mojdeh Cox, an anti-racism and human rights advocate formerly of London, now working in Ottawa.

There’s no context or intent that can justify painting oneself in blackface, a method of ridiculing black people since the early 1900s, she said.

“I think the police should come out and say this was racism,” Cox said.

London police need to explain to the public exactly what they’re doing to address the incident and racism in the force, Cox added.

“The question is, does this act of the employee reflect the values of the employer?”

Police services across Canada, including London, are making efforts to understand and train officers in diversity, Perry said.

“This certainly takes them (London police) a step back.”

“It is hard to take seriously a police service that allows people to engage in this behaviour.”

An Instagram post from Dec. 13 shows London police Const. Katrina Aarts getting painted and then posing in what appears to be some kind of traditional African wear.

The person who made the post also shows Aarts in uniform and praises her. A reply, apparently from Aarts, thanks the friend for the praise but says nothing critical about the blackface photos.

It’s not clear when the photos of the officer in blackface were taken.

The Instagram post was shared with members of the police board, who referred the matter to police administration. The investigation has been turned over to the department’s professional standards branch.

Attempts to reach Aarts for comment were unsuccessful.

The reaction of readers on social media to the story, broken by The Free Press Dec. 29, was deeply divided. Some called the incident racist. Others defended Aarts, saying she’s not racist, and that people are over-­reacting to a costume.

All three human rights and anti-racism advocates contacted Tuesday said the act of painting oneself in blackface and dressing in tribal wear is morally and legally wrong.

“If people are saying they don’t know why blackface is a problem, they are either living under a rock or with white privilege,” Cox said. “White supremacy is not just the KKK. It is your race being so dominant, you don’t have to worry about anyone mimicking you for Hallowe’en . . . playing up your race as if you are a caricature.”

The photos perpetuate negative stereotypes of people of African descent, Morgan said.

“What does this mean for people’s perceptions of black people being primitive, savage, unintelligent?” he said.

Canadian law recognizes that stereotypes produce systemic injustices, he said. Human rights law looks at the impact, more than the intent, of an act to determine offences, he added.

It doesn’t matter then what Aarts’ intent was. The damage comes from the impact of the act, Morgan said.

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Macron Announces Bill to Tackle Spread of Fake News

France is set to fight back against the tide of so-called fake news with a law in 2018 aimed at protecting liberal democracy.

French president Emmanuel Macron announced a bill to take on the spread of false news, especially during elections, during an annual message to the press in Paris on Wednesday evening.

“I have decided that we are going to evolve our legal system to protect our democracy from fake news. A law will follow in due course,” said the French president.

“There is a financial strategy which sets its sights on fostering doubt, forging alternative realities, that allows people to say that the media and politicians are always more or less deceptive,” added Mr Macron.

The French president said the new law would be brought in before the end of the year. He wants the law to target social media and force online platforms to increase transparency around sponsored content. It will allow content to be taken down and sites to be blocked if necessary.

“The freedom of the press is not a special freedom, it is the highest expression of freedom,” said Mr Macron. “If we want to protect liberal democracies, we have to be strong and have clear rules.”

So-called fake news, often spread by social media, has become an increasing problem in the political process, with elections in the UK, France and the US targeted by disinformation campaigns — for commercial or more overtly political reasons.

Mr Macron has repeatedly accused Russian television channel RT of disseminating false information about him and his campaign during the presidential election earlier in the year.

His presidential bid was the victim of a “massive and co-ordinated” hacking operation in May according to his campaign team. Documents posted online appeared to contain details of emails and financial data from Mr Macron’s En Marche! campaign.

While the source of the leak was unclear, security experts quickly pointed to a Russian hacking group believed to be an arm of the GRU, the Kremlin’s military intelligence agency.

Earlier this year, Germany said it would impose fines of up to €50m on social networks that fail to delete hate speech or fake news, in what was the firmest clampdown by a European country against internet platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

Germany feared internet hoaxes and lies could hit the German democratic process, much as they did during the US election campaign when fictitious news stories — such as one claiming that Pope Francis had endorsed Donald Trump — went viral on Facebook.

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Germany’s New Social Media Hate Speech Law Is Now Being Enforced

2017 was the year public sentiment began to turn against massive tech conglomerates like Facebook and Google. But nowhere in the West has the backlash been bigger than Germany, which last year passed a sweeping anti-hate speech law requiring websites to promptly investigate reports of posts illegal under German law and delete them. On January 1, 2018, the grace period before that law would begin being enforced by authorities expired.

Per broadcaster Deutsche Welle, companies affected by the Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) include “Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, Snapchat, and Instagram,” though “professional networks like LinkedIn and Xing are expressly excluded, as are messaging services like WhatsApp.” The BBC noted additional sites like Vimeo and Flickr could potentially be targeted by authorities under the law.

Germany has strict laws prohibiting content like neo-Nazi propaganda, swastikas, and Holocaust denial, and NetzDG will require the sites in question to investigate user reports of such postings, delete most within 24 hours, and act on more complicated cases within a week. The German parliament originally passed the law in late June 2017 and it went into force in October, but legislators gave sites three months to put together internal systems to remove the banned content — Facebook’s compliance efforts entailed the hiring of several hundred staff, according to the BBC.

Per Deutsche Welle, users can report directly to German federal authorities, though the threat of non-compliance fines of up to $US57 million (50 million euros) has apparently spurred companies into action:

Google has also created an online form to report content, while Twitter has added an option to its existing report function that specifies “comes under the NetzDG.” Facebook has set up a more complex system, independent of its reporting options, which requires users to find a special page, take a screenshot of the offending post, and choose one of 20 offenses that the post is allegedly committing. People do not have to be registered users of the network to report content.

Critics of the law have included a medley of groups including lobbyists for internet companies, free-speech activists, Reporters Without Borders, and far-right party Alternative for Germany (notable in part due to its rapid growth and flirtation with fascism). They have variously identified issues like the risk of censorship, arbitrary enforcement, and the chance it could be abused by a future government less inclined to let German citizens speak their minds.

“It is certainly possible that the head of state could take direct influence,” lawyer Simon Assion told Süddeutsche Zeitung, according to Deutsche Welle. “The Justice Ministry has access to how social networks implement their deleting mechanisms.”

Twitter, Google, and Facebook, however, may have encouraged its passage by promising to voluntarily set up a similar system in 2015 — and then largely failing to comply with the 24-hour deadlines sought by German authorities. According to the New York Times, a yearlong study found that while the services did eventually delete “nearly all illegal hate speech,” only YouTube was doing so in a timely fashion. All three companies have historically taken a laissez-faire approach to policing use of their platforms by bigots, though their rush to comply with the German law suggests they had the capability to do so.

German authorities have also tackled the problem from the other end, launching raids of dozens of homes where alleged social media hatemongers lived earlier this year. European Union authorities have also taken a strong stance against the proliferation of online hate speech and warned EU-wide regulations could be one solution if tech companies don’t enact and enforce stricter policies.

The post Germany’s New Social Media Hate Speech Law Is Now Being Enforced appeared first on American Renaissance.

Fire Reported at Bill and Hillary Clinton’s House in Chappaqua, NY

Chappaqua, Clinton
A fire was reported at Bill and Hillary Clinton's house in Chappaqua, New York, on Wednesday afternoon.The fire was quickly extinguished.

Washington Post’s Selective History of Chain Migration

  by  Jeremy Beck

The 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act is well-known for increasing immigration and for ending the national origins quota system that had existed since the 1920s. News stories will often give the misimpression that ending Chain Migration would reverse all of the 1965 Act when actually it wouldn't reverse any of it (moving to a merit-based system, on the other hand would reverse the 1965 bill's priorities). In combination with the existing chain categories, the 1965 Act's changes resulted in the doubling of immigration over the next 25 years.

The Washington Post's reporting takes a page out of Lyndon Johnson's Blue Book: Highlight the popular elimination of national origins; keep the unpopular numbers in the dark.

Washington Post’s Selective History of Chain Migration

  by  Jeremy Beck

The 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act is well-known for increasing immigration and for ending the national origins quota system that had existed since the 1920s. News stories will often give the misimpression that ending Chain Migration would reverse all of the 1965 Act when actually it wouldn't reverse any of it (moving to a merit-based system, on the other hand would reverse the 1965 bill's priorities). In combination with the existing chain categories, the 1965 Act's changes resulted in the doubling of immigration over the next 25 years.

The Washington Post's reporting takes a page out of Lyndon Johnson's Blue Book: Highlight the popular elimination of national origins; keep the unpopular numbers in the dark.

‘Fixer Upper’ Stars Reveal Pregnancy in ‘Little Heartbeat’ Ultrasound

<p>Many in the media have long idolized “childfree” relationships. But that isn’t stopping one well-known couple from welcoming their fifth. <em>Fixer Upper</em> stars Chip and Joanna Gaines recently announced that they’re expecting their fifth child. On Wednesday, Joanna shared an ultrasound video showing the baby’s “little heartbeat” on Twitter and Instagram.</p>

‘Fixer Upper’ Stars Reveal Pregnancy in ‘Little Heartbeat’ Ultrasound

<p>Many in the media have long idolized “childfree” relationships. But that isn’t stopping one well-known couple from welcoming their fifth. <em>Fixer Upper</em> stars Chip and Joanna Gaines recently announced that they’re expecting their fifth child. On Wednesday, Joanna shared an ultrasound video showing the baby’s “little heartbeat” on Twitter and Instagram.</p>

White House Reporter and Dunce April Ryan Accuses Trump Supporters of Being Xenophobes (VIDEO)

Far left hack April Ryan grilled White House Spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday after the scathing attacks by President Trump on former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.

April Ryan asked if Trump had blocked Steve Bannon’s phone number from his cellphone — which is one of the latest crazy left-wing conspiracies.

Ryan then followed this up by calling Trump supporters xenophobes.

The fact that Trump supporters do not support open borders makes them xenophobes in the eyes of the Democrat party.

None of her questions had anything to do with the well-being of the country.
What rubbish.

Why is this far left hack still allowed in the White House press room?

The post White House Reporter and Dunce April Ryan Accuses Trump Supporters of Being Xenophobes (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Meryl Streep Shifts Blame for #MeToo Silence to Melania and Ivanka Trump

<p>Apparently, an actress can dodge a bullet by making an issue about conservative politics. Actress Meryl Streep, interviewed by the New York Times along with her co-star in The Post Tom Hanks, was asked by Cara Buckley about her silence on sex predator Harvey Weinstein, the producer Streep worked with for many years. She deflected the question by telling Buckley, “I don’t want to hear about the silence of me. I want to hear about the silence of Melania Trump. I want to hear from her. She has so much that’s valuable to say. And so does Ivanka. I want her to speak now.”</p> <p> </p>
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