Category: Things are worse than they seem
Collectivists, but especially collectivist elites, hate capitalism – I mean real capitalism, where the people involved in a transaction do so of their own free will and without any government coercion or theft to influence the deal – because it limits their opportunity for graft. I don’t think that it is a coincidence that it was during the presidency of Bill Clinton that we started not only offshoring so much American manufacturing and know-how, often with the Clintons making big money from it. Do you remember the Chinese military contribution to Bill’s campaign that gave China access to both nuclear technology and critical missile technology to accurately deliver the nukes under the guise of trade? Several decades of expensive R&D and close to a trillion dollar of technology and know-how went to China for a measly $2 million to Bills campaign.
We should have known then that this was the direction America was heading in. I don’t think it is a coincidence that the sector making the most money today is the one that sells favors. And revelations like this one, clarify why that is the case:
I wouldn’t want to be standing too close to this Doug Band guy anytime soon, especially not before the election Nov. 8.
Another thing I wouldn’t want to do is have to write a life insurance policy for Doug Band. In case you haven’t been paying much attention to the inner workings of the Clinton Foundation as detailed in the WikiLeaks dumps, Doug Band’s role is summed up nicely in this headline from the L.A. Times:
“An aide says he once arranged for $50 million in payments for Bill Clinton.”
Fifty million! And now it’s all laid out, in public documents, by Doug Band himself. Far, far beyond a reasonable doubt, if you want to get technical about it. Even James Comey could make this case — but he wants to keep breathing, too.
These latest leaks really do explain the whole breathtaking pay-to-play aspect of the Clinton Foundation. Band is bragging about his prowess as an extortionist, although he prefers to call it “the unorthodox nature of our roles.” But he does point out with some pride that his shakedowns, I mean charitable outreaches on behalf of Bill Clinton, “guided more than $30 million for him personally, with $66 million to be paid out over the next nine years.”
Wow! Whatever happened to, “Never write when you can speak, never speak when you can nod, never nod when you can wink”?
These people didn’t just write it down, they emailed it out, on unsecure servers.
Amazing enough that the mobsters running this racketeering enterprise are totally out in the open, not even bothering with masks. But the outfit’s capo, or consigliere, is the odds-on favorite to become the next president of the United States.
Everybody trying to understand this Clinton Foundation grift is asking themselves, “How come nobody ever thought of this kind of mega-scam before?”
My answer would be, earlier racketeers dreamed of such a grift, but they quickly realized they could never get away with it. They would have been locked up faster than Al Capone or Whitey Bulger.
But these are the Clintons. They make the Kennedys seem law-abiding. And we are no longer in “America,” we live in a banana republic, where everything is for sale, from the top down.
Our new money making economy is no longer about making things of value, but about selling favors, shuffling around paper at a huge cost, and in general paying off grievance mongers and their ilk. Basically what we now have an elite class that fleeces us all. They make massive amounts of money trading favors and blowing massive amounts of tax payer money on bureaucratic morass while the rest of us that still are productive get told we need to give up even more of what we make so they can keep doing what they are doing.
Trump may be a douche, but the Clintons are fucking criminals of the highest order. And all the focus on the bullshit about Trump being a poor candidate or running a poor campaign, the fantasies that other candidates would have done better, or the concern that Trump is a dirty talker, whatever your real motive for attacking him while ignoring the fact the Clintons make him look like a boy scout, only serves to help usher in an even more incompetent presidency than that of Obama.
Ask yourself why this campaign is about Trumps inadequacies and not about the issues and the Clintons corruption. If your take on it is that’s Trumps fault, then you are a dupe. Yes, you are. You either have been manipulated by a corrupt and beholden media and social machine into ignoring the obvious and focusing on irrelevancies, or you are holding a grudge and as people driven by emotions always do, make a an impulse driven mistake. Yeah, most of us might not like Trump, but cutting your nose off to spite your face, and handing Clinton the presidency is a bad idea. That is unless you like what is going on today and have convinced yourself this is all good, or is better than a Trump presidency, for some reason only you fathom, and that it all wont blow up in our face. Of course, if you are one of those idiots, then appeals to logic and facts matter little to you anyway. Me, I want the establishment that exists today to die an ugly death for what they have done. Both parties are corrupt.
The usual democratic party operatives with bylines are hard at work trying to confound you and provide cover for what seems to be the most banana republicesque election cycle to hit this Country. Pradva of NY has a piece titled “Officials Fight Donald Trump’s Claims of a Rigged Vote“, where they try hard to make Trump sound like a loon for claiming the election is rigged. You can find more of the same at CNN, where an article titled “Trump ratchets up ‘rigged election’ claims, which Pence downplays desperately wants to convince you Trump has gone off the deep end, and even his VEEP is scrambling to cover for that. The WaPo takes it even further with a propaganda piece titled “Trump claims election is ‘rigged’ and seems to suggest Clinton was on drugs at debate. The horror! The man is off his rockers!
Of course, what they hope you are unaware off, and definitely avoiding in all this Kabuki theater, is that fact that Hillary’s people already rigged the Democratic primaries:
In its recent leak of 20,000 DNC emails from January 2015 to May 2016, DNC staff discuss how to deal with Bernie Sanders’ popularity as a challenge to Clinton’s candidacy. Instead of treating Sanders as a viable candidate for the Democratic ticket, the DNC worked against him and his campaign to ensure Clinton received the nomination.
Yeah you might want to deflect by pretending that this crime was just to secure a Hillary victory and was just a primary race, but how much of a stretch is it to extrapolate, based on the massive amount of illegal activities and absolute corruption by every level of this administration during the last 8 years, that these people, seeing how Hillary simply isn’t able to seal the deal – even with massive media shilling and lying, oodles of tainted money, and an opposition candidate that is a giant douche – would feel compelled to rig the national election as well? After all, these are the same people that have spent the last 8 years sicking the IRS, DOJ, FBI, and every other government bureaucracy you can think of on enemies of the left. The same people that continue to break the law at their leisure, lie with impunity about doing that law breaking, and engage in the most underhanded and downright criminal of activities, without fear of repercussions of any kind!
At the risk of having Hal that thinks only the DNC operatives with bylines that have been shilling, lying, covering and colluding with the left should be seen as legitimate, I point out that others have found serious issues. While the left would love you to buy the nonsense that voter fraud is a myth, and that anyone trying to tackle that is doing so out of racist motivations, reality bears out otherwise. The left lies about the fact that it not only exists, but is pervasive and favors them. Don’t take my word for it: here is NYC Democratic Commissioner of the Board of Elections Alan Schulkin admitting it is the case. Remember that the Sanders campaign hinted at the fact there was fraud – and we now know the nomination was rigged so there likely was fraud – going on. Same applies to Trump winning the republican nomination.
Ask yourself: why would democrats be fine with the scary fact that there are 4 million ineligible or dead voters on the rolls? And then there are the large number of articles we have seen, over just the last few months, practically all largely ignored by the DNC operatives with bylines, of county after county – across the country – finding some from of fraud. From illegals, felons, and dead people voting, to people that vote multiple times or vote illegally for the other side’s candidate. Here is one from the beginning of the year, long before Trump said anything. Then there was this one dealing with non-citizens voting in frighting numbers in Maryland. And just today we found out that Texas is investigating allegations of voter fraud in Tarrant county.
The list of cases of voter fraud is extensive, even if Google does its best to hide the facts and serves up the left’s pap about fraud being a myth unless you put in refined and detailed criteria to avoid it doing that crap.And the fact that the fraud is committed predominantly by those that will cast their vote for party of free shit and anarchy, isn’t a coincidence. I actually happen to think that Trump is way off on his claims. There will be no need for fraud, because in the end, with so much on the line and the left not being able to take the risk of the reigns of power going to someone else and the people finding out the levels of depravity and abuse that have been going on, will take a page right out of Stalin’s playbook this election. As Stalin pointed out:
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
Yeah, voter fraud will not decide the election: the people that will hand it to Hillary will. That’s how banana republics work.
So, those of us that pointed out Obamacare was designed from the start to fail, so the collectivist scumbags could force an unwanted single-payer system on us, and that they would do so in a way that would allow them to blame others for this horrible monstrosity that became law on a party-line vote, have been vindicated:
An email leaked by WikiLeaks Tuesday appears to suggest that Hillary Clinton wants the Affordable Care Act to fail — presumably as a pretense for implementing single-payer, government-controlled health care.
In a chain between Clinton and her senior policy adviser Ann O’Leary titled “Memo on Cadillac Tax for HRC,” Clinton said she’s open to changing her position on the Cadillac Tax — but that the Republican plan to repeal it must pass.
“Given the politics now w bipartisan support including Schumer, I’ll support repeal w ‘sense of the Senate’ that revenues would have to be found,” Clinton wrote. “I’d be open to a range of options to do that. But we have to be careful that the R version passes which begins the unraveling of the ACA,” she continued.
There is no “presuming” that they want failure so they could implement an generally despised single-payer system: that has been the objective from the start. This is how the left gets things people would never accept otherwise: create a catastrophe, then demand they be given even more power so they can be the ones allowed to fix it. Remember the housing crisis and financial markets collapse? More of the same.
Controlling healthcare, currently 1/6 of the US economy, and having the power to make life and death decisions, is incredibly appealing to the people that see the power in government control of institutions that can be used to keep the sheep in line. If it is not obvious to you that once government controls healthcare it will be used as a tool to quiet or control political enemies, just look at the IRS and DOJ scandals.
Whether they admit it out loud or not, many global warming alarmists want more destructive weather events to validate their assumptions. But what happens when they can’t get their “dirty weather,” as Al Gore calls it? Then they’ll just have define down what a disaster is.
Eleven years ago, Gore swore that “the science is extremely clear now.” Global warming was “magnifying” the “destructive power” of the “average hurricane,” he said. Man’s impact on the environment “makes the duration, as well as the intensity of the hurricane, stronger.”
The weather refused to cooperate with Gore and the U.S. went 11 years without a hurricane making landfall. But Hurricane Matthew renewed the alarmists’ faith in their own nonsense. Acting is if 11 days rather than 11 years had passed, Gore said last week that in Hurricane Matthew, “Mother Nature is giving us a very clear and powerful message.” From the same stage in Florida, Hillary Clinton said “Hurricane Matthew was likely more destructive because of climate change.” The Washington Post, ever dutiful to the man-made global warming narrative, asked climate scientist Michael Mann (whose hockey stick chart supposedly proves human-caused warming but fails the test for some) about her statement. Naturally, he told the Post she was “absolutely” right.
Strain though they might, they’re not convincing anyone who isn’t already riding along on the climate-change disaster wagon. And they know they’re not. So the climate-hysteria movement needs a new approach. It has to in essence redefine what a hurricane is so that what had before been tropical storms and hurricanes that didn’t make landfall will in the future be catastrophic “hurricanes” or “extreme weather” events that they can point to as proof that their fever dreams are indeed reality.
After Matthew dumped more than 17 inches of rain in North Carolina, science editor Andrew Freedman wrote in Mashable that “it’s time to face the fact that the way we measure hurricanes and communicate their likely impacts is seriously flawed.”
“We need a new hurricane intensity metric,” he said, “that more accurately reflects a storm’s potential to cause death and destruction well inland.”
The current measure is the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, which, according to the National Hurricane Center, provides “a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane’s sustained wind speed.” But if the intensity of a storm is redefined by using other criteria, such as rainfall and storm surge flooding, the game changes.
“So with a new metric, warmists can declare every storm ‘unprecedented’ and a new ‘record,’ ” says Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot and producer of “Climate Hustle,” a movie that “takes a skeptical look at global warming.”
“This is all part of a financial scheme,” says Morano. “If every bad weather event can have new metrics that make them unprecedented and a record, then they will declare it fossil-fuel-‘poisoned weather.’ Warmist attorneys general will use any storm now to get money from energy companies claiming that their company made tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and droughts worse. They will use any bad weather event to shake down energy companies. That is why the extreme storm meme is so important.”
The alarmists need to redefine hurricanes especially now, since the data show that hurricane and tropical storm frequency is “flat to slightly down,” and science — yes, that “settled” field that somehow continues to discover new things — . They still need to hide the decline, except this time the decline that must be buried is in hurricanes, not the temperature record.
They did it with unemployment and other economic measurement units, so why not with this too?
The left, and in particular the media, have a history of outright lying – fabricating shit – for political advantage, and it looks like that story about Trump manhandling some lady on a plane might be more of that:
Donald Trump’s campaign says a British man is countering claims that the GOP presidential nominee groped a woman on a cross-country flight more than three decades ago.
The man says he was sitting across from the accuser and contacted the Trump campaign because he was incensed by her account — which is at odds with what he witnessed.
“I have only met this accuser once and frankly cannot imagine why she is seeking to make out that Trump made sexual advances on her. Not only did he not do so (and I was present at all times) but it was she that was the one being flirtatious,” Anthony Gilberthorpe said in a note provided to The Post by the Trump campaign.
In an exclusive interview arranged by the campaign, Gilberthorpe said he was on the flight — in either 1980 or 1981— where Jessica Leeds claimed Trump groped her.
Gilberthorpe, 54, said he was sitting across the first class aisle from the couple and saw nothing inappropriate. Leeds was wearing a white pantsuit, he said, while Trump was wearing a suit and cuff-links, which he gave to his British flight companion.
No idea if this is guy is legit, but considering the media has a history of making up shit to torpedo the democrat’s opposition – from Dan Rather and his made up Boosh shit to the accusations they made against McCain and Romney that all later panned out as false – and the obvious fact that Hillary is a serial liar herself, I would not be surprised this shit, like most of the stuff that comes out of these people’s mouths and minds, are falsehoods.
Anyhow, while everyone is focusing on how Trump talks dirty and might have groped some woman, they all ignore that Bill is a serial rapist and Hillary not just an enabler but someone that has gone out of her way to destroy those that dared point out her husband was a criminal, all the information about the criminal activity of the Obama administration and the Clintons gets ignored.
While the left and the media remain focused on the fact that Trump acts like an alpha male, all while ignoring that Bill Clinton is a serial rapist, and his wife, not just an enabler, but the one that has gone out of her way to destroy anyone that tried to point that out, revelations abound that proveHillary should have been charged, but was not, because the WH made that happen. From the article:
“It is well known that the FBI agents on the ground, the human beings who did the investigative work, had built an extremely strong case against Hillary Clinton and were furious when the case did not move forward,” said Napolitano. “They believe the decision not to prosecute came from The White House.”
The claim also is backed up by a report in the New York Post this week, which quotes a number of veteran FBI agents saying FBI Director James Comey “has permanently damaged the bureau’s reputation for uncompromising investigations with his cowardly whitewash of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information using an unauthorized private email server.”
“The FBI has politicized itself, and its reputation will suffer for a long time. I hold Director Comey responsible,” Dennis V. Hughes, the first chief of the FBI’s computer investigations unit, told the Post. Retired FBI agent Michael M. Biasello added to the report, saying, “Comey has singlehandedly ruined the reputation of the organization.”
Especially angering the team, which painstakingly pieced together deleted emails and interviewed witnesses to prove that sensitive information was left unprotected, was the fact that Comey based his decision on a conclusion that a recommendation to charge would not be followed by DOJ prosecutors, even though the bureau’s role was merely to advise, Fox News was told.
“Basically, James Comey hijacked the DOJ’s role by saying ‘no reasonable prosecutor would bring this case,’” the Fox News source said. “The FBI does not decide who to prosecute and when, that is the sole province of a prosecutor — that never happens.
“I know zero prosecutors in the DOJ’s National Security Division who would not have taken the case to a grand jury,” the source added. “One was never even convened.”
Napolitano agreed, saying the FBI investigation was hampered from the beginning, because there was no grand jury, and no search warrants or subpoenas issued.
Those of us that have seen the pattern established during the last 8 years, where some of the most egregious and illegal things were done by practically every federal agency across the board, only to have the WH pretend they were surprised by what was going on and claiming to be out of the loop, only to later discover evidence to the contrary that was from then on ignored, knew that the orders to let Hillary walk came from the WH.
I suspected from the start that Hillary and her people would never have dared to try and delete the emails outright like they did, if they, even a second, believed this would come back against them. And the only way this level of disdain for the law and the system of justice could continue for years, was if the WH was calling the shots behind the scenes. The media has avoided this story for a reason, opting instead to make excuses for Clinton and carry her water when she blames a vast right wing group for her law breaking and creating all sorts of distractions (like this current crusade against Trump’s demeanor towards women).
But we know now that she did what she did deliberately. She also did it with backing from the WH. And that was because she had Obama by the balls. That idiot went out and pretended he had no idea that she had that server when the story came out, only to now be caught communicating with her through a pseudonym email (a clear sign that even he knew this was some serious law breaking that Hillary was doing). Will this change anything? not a chance. The left will keep producing people that will say Donald is a cad and objectifies women, because we all know that unless you have the (D) next to your name, you can be held liable even for just thinking bad thoughts. If you have that (D) however, you have carte blanch. These same shrews will not only make excuses for you but help defend you from those that might think this crap is about something other than the left using it for political gain. In the mean time voters – the ones that actually might have a problem with someone that after these things likely now thinks she is above the law and is likely to do much worse, and not the ones that don’t care, because she is a member of their team – are getting shafted because they don’t hear what kind of evil criminal Hillary is.
I for one have experience with the WH sicking its agencies on those they view as their enemies. I suspect this will become far more common and be far reaching under another Clinton administration. I have no faith in our system of justice anymore, and I am not alone there. The marxists used to object to the system because the powerful could get away with everything. It obviously looks like the real objection was that people other than them might get away with shit. They sure don’t feel the law applies to them. Real champions of the people these porgs, ain’t they?
America loses yet again..
If you have been avoiding what is really going on so you can keep living in your liberal bubble of how awesome team Obama’s popularity, and hence according to people that think that should be the measure of their effectiveness, the world is, These last few days should suck ass. Where to begin?
There is so much shit it literally boggles the mind. So I will stick to the real current stuff. Remember that peace deal Kerry told us Team Obama had secured? Calling it a disaster would be an understatement. In fact, it is so bad that Gorbachev decided he needed to comment on it.
Hey wasn’t it one of the current candidates for the office of POTUS that negotiated a new reset with Moscow in the heydays of the Obama world tour of popularism? I wonder why she isn’t mentioning that as one of her long list of accomplishments these days? And things have gotten so f-ed up that even the highly biased Nobel peace prize gang of thugs that once gave Obama an award simply because he wasn’t that cowboy Boosh, now would like to take it back (or at least for you to forget this idiotic act of political Kabuki).
Anyway, here is something to think about as we keep getting told that Trump is the one that will start WWIII:
Moscow (AFP) – Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned on Monday that the world has reached a “dangerous point” as tensions between Russia and the United States spike over the Syria conflict.
Relations between Moscow and Washington — already at their lowest since the Cold War over the Ukraine conflict — have soured further in recent days as the United States pulled the plug on Syria talks and accused Russia of hacking attacks.
The Kremlin has suspended a series of nuclear pacts, including a symbolic cooperation deal to cut stocks of weapons-grade plutonium.
“I think the world has reached a dangerous point,” Gorbachev, 85, told state news agency RIA Novosti.
Anyone doubt Clinton will do anything but worse than the current community organizer? I certainly am not. But hey! Both are very, very popular around the globe. Especially in countries that love to see the US brought low and actually pine for its destruction. But that’s a sign of great statesmanship and a coherent foreign policy policy that makes the world a better place!
Or something, something…
People like this idiot that report a fucking treaty signed by an idiot whose presidency should go down in history as the most destructive and idiotic one to hit America in a century, are the ones today that basically encompass the media machine that is all angry that Hillary isn’t walking away with the presidential election this year.
Ron Allen was reporting from the White House, where President Obama spoke to the media about the agreement being ratified by the required number of nations.
When President Obama wrapped up his speech, Allen started speaking and tied the agreement to the current hurricane barreling towards Florida.
‘It’s very interesting that this is happening on a day when there’s a hurricane bearing down on the United States and in the Caribbean because these severe storms, beach erosions, intense weather episodes that we’ve had is perhaps the most practical sample of what the president was talking about as the threat that the planet faces,’ Allen said.
He went on to say that the agreement, which encourages nations to reduce their carbon emissions, ‘is designed to stop’ storms like Hurricane Matthew.
I particularly liked the tweet about this idiotic statement having as much validity as someone claiming Amazon will use unicorns to deliver their goods. Liberalism is about fantasy and myths more than anything grounded in any form of facts or reality. Unfortunately for humanity, most of the time they get away with saying the stupid shit they say to prop up their failed ideology because it isn’t blatantly obvious to most people that they are talking out of their ass like it was in this case.
So the WaPo is running an article titled “Obama administration may use obscure fund to pay billions to ACA insurers” which basically tries to make the criminals in the WH look like heroes, because they have found a way to circumvent congress and the will of the plebes:
The Obama administration is maneuvering to pay health insurers billions of dollars the government owes under the Affordable Care Act, through a move that could circumvent Congress and help shore up the president’s signature legislative achievement before he leaves office.
Justice Department officials have privately told several health plans suing over the unpaid money that they are eager to negotiate a broad settlement, which could end up offering payments to about 175 health plans selling coverage on ACA marketplaces, according to insurance executives and lawyers familiar with the talks.
The payments most likely would draw from an obscure Treasury Department fund intended to cover federal legal claims, the executives and lawyers said. This approach would get around a recent congressional ban on the use of Health and Human Services money to pay the insurers.
I mean, why not? Aren’t these the same people that paid off Iran and lied about what they were doing to convince people that had stopped Iran from pursuing a nuke and missiles to get them on target, only for us to find out Iran is going right ahead with more of the same and now also grabs US citizens as hostages, because these morons will pay ransom money to avoid us finding out we were had? Isn’t this the same administration that told the FBI to let that criminal Clinton break the law and commit acts that should have resulted in her inability to ever hold any kind of security clearance as well as spend time in an orange jump suit making license plates, because if they had gone after her Obama would have gone down too for knowing this was happening and then lying about not knowing? It was this administration that has set new records for law breaking and abrogation of powers to the executive after the lot of them spend 8 years whining about evil Boosh and promising they would fix everything and also be totally transparent about it?
The lesson here is a simple one: never trust the left. They are liars, crooks, and will always do whatever it takes, because to them the end justifies the means. Nothing should frighten you more than some credentialed collectivist twit telling you they are doing something to help you. What they are doing is to help themselves, and you are sure to be fucked over in the process, sooner than later. Guaranteed.