Sunday, August 7, 2022

Opening another arena for the seriously judgmental woke can have a appropriation. Encouraging tribalism

Woke food lovers have lost their minds over ‘cultural appropriation’

Hunter Biden's brother from another mother...pantless professor

What will these illiterate, innumerate people to do in life?

A NYC school diploma isn’t worth the paper it’s written on

The odd world of Democrats

BIZARRE: Pelosi Claims a “Connection” to China Because She Was Told as a Little Girl You Could Dig Your Way to China

Leftists Dominate FBI Top 10 Domestic Terror List, Despite Warnings About Far Right

Leftists Dominate FBI Top 10 Domestic Terror List, Despite Warnings About Far Right

Many on list are associated with a leftist group that bombed the Capitol in 1983. Democrats pardoned or commuted the sentences of non-fugitives tied to that group.
Most Wanted Domestic Terrorists. Source: FBI

The FBI has sounded the alarm about white supremacists and far-right extremists, but the bureau’s own Top 10 “most wanted domestic terrorists” list includes at least two Communists, three black nationalists, one anti-war activist, and a vegan eco-terrorist.

While the diverse roster doesn’t purport to capture the breadth of domestic terror, it seems at odds with federal law enforcement’s claims that white supremacists pose the biggest threat facing the nation. Some skeptics are accusing the bureau of exaggerating the threat by adopting a misleading definition of such ideologies.

Totalitarians helping each other

Russian state TV: North Korea offering Kremlin 100,000 ‘volunteers’

More and more police have had it with a 'woke' society

Nearly 2,000 NYPD cops quitting before getting full pensions — a 71% jump from 2021

Grifters of the Left

Ron DeSantis Foe Rebekah Jones Has Her Latest Grift Shut Down in Glorious Fashion

If you’ve followed the politics surrounding COVID-19 for any length of time, you are probably aware of a woman named Rebekah Jones, and depending on your source, you may or may not be completely misinformed.

The liberal media elevated Jones after she claimed to be a “data scientist” who was fired by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for not agreeing to cover up the Sunshine State’s “real” COVID data. She appeared on CNN many times, including being a favorite of Chris Cuomo. Numerous press outlets also gave her credibility, using her “data scientist” title as a way to push the idea that she was a person of authority.

Reality painted a far different picture, though. Jones was actually just a state employee who input data into Florida’s COVID dashboard. She is not a “scientist” and she has never provided an ounce of evidence that she was asked to falsify data. Her whistleblower claims were shot down earlier in 2022, effectively ending her campaign against DeSantis and the state he leads.

By that time, though, Jones had already moved on to her next grift: Running for Congress as a Democrat against GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz. That came to an end on Friday after a judge shut down her campaign.

A Florida judge is disqualifying Rebekah Jones from challenging Rep. Matt Gaetz for his seat in Congress, and the hearing featured some tense moments.

Leon Circuit Court Judge John Cooper from the bench said Jones could not run as a Democrat because she had not been a registered Democrat for 365 days before qualifying as a candidate for Congress.

“I don’t think I can come to any conclusion other than this,” Cooper said. “Jones was not a registered member of the Democratic Party almost two months during this period.”

Georgia couple charged with using their adopted children to make child porn

Jan. 6 myths touted by the likes of The NY Times

Screenshots: Brian Sicknick’s Text Messages That He Sent To His Best Friend On January 6 Reveals Who Really Started The Riots Around The Capitol

Vindictiveness through the tax code...a huge politicized bureaucracy is a real threat to your freedom.

Increasing The IRS Annual Budget By Seven Times Doesn’t Add Up

The talk in the media is about a “beefed-up” IRS. The IRS budget for FY 2022 totals nearly $14 billion ($11.9 billion in appropriated funds) with a full-time equivalent (FTE) staff ceiling of 79,808 (75,533 from appropriated funding.)

Now, the Democrat-controlled Congress, at the behest of the Biden Administration, wants to take that up an additional almost $80 billion, with 1% going to Department of the Treasury offices other than the IRS. That adds up to nearly $93 billion, seven times this year’s budget. SEVEN TIMES.

In addition, Democrats want to add in another 86,852 FTEs, more than doubling the staffing to 166,660. These positions are described as “new, specialized enforcement staff.” See page 17 of the American Families Plan Tax Compliance Agenda for more. The increased funding and staffing are designed to restore IRS enforcement capability through a sustained rebuilding of the IRS.

According to IRS data, staffing was at a peak in 1995 at 114,064 FTEs. That was before automation, common use internet, and e-filing. Data processing took more than a quarter of all staff.

Within two years, the data processing staff was cut in half—no surprise there—and disappeared altogether as a category a couple of years later. As banking became more automated, collections staff numbers other than revenue officers were reduced by two-thirds. With the advent of e-filing, the filing and account management staff declined. Staffing has been more or less at today’s level for a decade, which is eminently reasonable as more sophisticated automation is available to both the IRS and the taxpayer. Under these circumstances, the IRS will not be rebuilding its old structure nor restoring anything that may have been lost. So, what’s going on?

From the people who brought you AIDS

The White House coronavirus response coordinator said Friday that the "average person" does not need to worry about contracting the monkeypox because 98% of cases are among gay or bisexual men.

Dr. Ashish Jha made the comments on "Morning Joe" while being interviewed by Mika Brzezinski.

"This is a virus we've known about for maybe fifty, sixty years, so it's not a novel virus. We've got about 6,600 cases here in the United States. Thankfully nobody has died of this disease, and obviously we're going we're gonna hope that serious illness remains low, we're going to do everything we can to make that happen," said Jha.

The great July job growth numbers that aren't so great


Saturday, August 6, 2022

Guns are also used to protect from killers...Canada takes another step towards serfdom

Canada to ban import of handguns pending total freeze

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Amnesty International covering for Putin by equating victim and aggressor

Russia-Ukraine updates: Amnesty International's Ukraine chief quits

The head of Amnesty International in Ukraine left the watchdog over claims that Ukrainian soldiers were endangering civilians. Russia's offensive in Donetsk continues with fierce fighting in Bakhmut. DW has the latest.

Oksana Pokalchuk, the director of Amnesty International's Ukraine office, quit the organization following accusations that Amnesty made against the Ukrainian army in a report.

The rights group accused the Ukrainian army of endangering civilians by using residential neighborhoods as a base for military operations in several towns following Russia's February 24 invasion.

Kyiv has reacted to the report by likening the report to Russian propaganda. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Amnesty International was shifting the blame to the victim and aiding in Russia's unprovoked attack on his country.

On Friday, Pokalchuk wrote on Facebook that local Amnesty officials have consistently noted that their organization should take into account information provided by Ukraine's Ministry of Defense before issuing similar reports.

"As a result of this, unwittingly, the organization created material that sounded like support for Russian narratives. In an effort to protect civilians, this study became a tool of Russian propaganda," Pokalchuk said.

"It pains me to admit it, but we disagreed with the leadership of Amnesty International on values," she added.

"That's why I decided to leave the organization."

Making America more like Afghanistan everyday...

Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) are urging for an investigation into the veracity of recent claims made by a Department of Defense whistleblower. The whistleblower has alleged that among the Afghan evacuees released into the U.S. by the Biden administration were 324 individuals on the DOD’s Biometrically Enabled Watchlist. 

The BEWL, used for screening purposes, identifies persons whose biometrics have been collected and have been deemed by analysts to be threats or potential threats to national security. The list includes known suspected terrorists. 

In their letter to Sean O’Donnell, acting inspector at the DOD, Hawley and Johnson noted they also want investigated the claims that: 

  • the White House and DOD officials "directed personnel to cut corners and not conduct full fingerprint tests of Afghan evacuees"; and 
  • Department of Homeland Security staff was authorized to delete old biometric data, possibly "compromis[ing] the integrity of existing databases and undermin[ing] national security." 

The Epoch Times reported that the DOD previously admitted that the National Counterterrorism Center did not in fact vet all evacuees "using all DOD data prior to arriving in" the U.S. 

A Pentagon report issued February 15, 2022, noted that the National Ground Intelligence Center had "identified 50 Afghan personnel in the United States with information in DOD records that would indicate potentially significant security concerns." Some of the Afghan evacuees flagged as possible security concerns could not be located since, according to the NGIC, "there was an issue with either field representatives or operators failing to upload data or maintain devices properly."

A detective story


According to court documents, a staffer for Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) quietly resigned after he was accused of impersonating an FBI agent during a Trump rally on Nov. 14, 2020. Sterling Devion Carter allegedly showed up at a MAGA rally in Washington, D.C., but was posing as a fake FBI agent. 

The Daily Beast reported, "Carter, who was standing near his parked car, was wearing a black T-shirt that read 'federal agent,' a police duty belt, a Glock pistol, extra ammunition, handcuffs, a radio, and an earpiece." Carter looked the part of a federal agent so convincingly well that people in the crowd thanked him for his service. 

Carter's vehicle was a blue Ford Taurus – which appeared to be an unmarked police cruiser. The car featured blue emergency lights, a spotlight on the driver's side door, a laptop mount on the dashboard, and a partition separating the front seats from the back seats for prisoner transport.