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 on: December 09, 2020, 09:20:46 AM 
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You won't hear this on FOX NEWS. This is the 1st Domino to fall in the Nation Wide fraud attempted coup d'état. They were bragging about this on social media. This was done in the largest precinct in Georgia. More than enough to flip the state. Several sources listed below.





 on: December 09, 2020, 09:17:25 AM 
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U.K. regulators said Wednesday that people who have a "significant history'' of allergic reactions shouldn't receive the new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine while they investigate two adverse reactions that occurred on the first day of the country's mass vaccination program.


 on: December 09, 2020, 09:16:07 AM 
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First off i wonder how her arm is feeling after the "nurse" broke that "needle" off in her arm...

Secondly, no nurse has ever given an injection like that... risk of sticking yourself... I've given injections, and no i am not a nurse... but that isn't how you do it... and any nurse here will back me up on that I'm sure...

Still think flu shots are ok... moreover, how about this covid vaccination?


 on: June 20, 2020, 08:18:22 AM 
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President Trump, under rigorous questioning from his son Donald Trump Jr., on Thursday about the existence of extraterrestrial life, suggested he knew "interesting" information about Roswell, N.M. -- the site of a 1947 crash that has touched off conspiracy theories about an alien spacecraft ever since.

Trump made the comments in a lighthearted, Father's Day-themed video interview produced by his presidential campaign that dealt with a variety of topics, including potential U.S. government secrets about aliens.

"Before you leave office, will you let us know if there's aliens? Because this is the only thing I really want to know. I want to know what's going on. Would you ever open up Roswell and let us know what's going on there?" Trump Jr. asked.

"So many people ask me that question," the president said. "There are millions and millions of people that want to go there, that want to see it. I won't talk to you about what I know about it but it's very interesting. But Roswell is a very interesting place with a lot of people that would like to know what's going on."

When Trump Jr. further pressed his father on whether he would declassify details about Roswell, the president said, "I'll have to think about that one."

It's unclear what the pair were referring to when discussing the potential of opening up Roswell -- the city itself has a booming tourism industry and the one military base in the area was closed during the Vietnam War. Area 51, an Air Force base in Nevada, is a highly classified location that many have speculated could hold secrets about aliens.

The Pentagon earlier this year released unclassified footage showing "unidentified aerial phenomena" of military encounters with other aircraft that behaved in a way that one pilot told the New York Times was "like nothing I've ever seen."


 on: June 20, 2020, 07:31:47 AM 
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious-disease expert, has expressed concern over what he called an "anti-science bias" in the country.

"One of the problems we face in the United States is that unfortunately, there is a combination of an anti-science bias that people are — for reasons that sometimes are, you know, inconceivable and not understandable — they just don't believe science and they don't believe authority," Fauci said on a US Department of Health and Human Services' podcast, "Learning Curve."

Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also stood by the measures he'd recommended for limiting the coronavirus' spread including stay-at-home orders, which he said helped save millions of lives.

As the country reopens, Fauci has warned of a reemergence of cases and the need for testing and contact tracing to prevent more infections and deaths. He's advised people to avoid crowded areas and wear masks in public to avoid further spreading the virus.

On the podcast, he said the reasoning for choosing to willfully ignore science despite obvious risks to health was "inconceivable." He discussed the topic after being asked why some people might not believe his recommendations.

"When they see someone up in the White House, which has an air of authority to it, who's talking about science, that there are some people who just don't believe that — and that's unfortunate because, you know, science is truth," Fauci said.

Fauci appeared to be talking about himself there, but his mention of the White House was striking given that the face of the executive branch, President Donald Trump, has made multiple decisions that contradict the advice of health experts.

He is scheduled to host a rally on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that some fear could become a so-called super-spreading event for the virus. Attendees will not be required to wear masks, and socially distancing is virtually impossible in an indoor arena.


 on: June 20, 2020, 07:28:17 AM 
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Federal Government agencies believe that China is the nation behind ongoing cyber attacks on Australian institutions, including hospitals and state-owned utilities, in recent months.

While Mr Morrison said the Government would not take the formal step of publicly naming which state, senior sources confirmed China is believed to be behind the malicious attacks.

The Prime Minister emphasized the attacks "hadn't just started", were ongoing and constant threats to Australia, and said the accumulation of attacks required a firm warning to the government and private sectors to harden their shields.

Some of the attacks have been on state government departments and agencies and local governments, all of which hold sensitive economic and personal data.

"This activity is targeting Australian organisations across a range of sectors, including all levels of government, industry, political organisations, education, health, essential service providers and operators of other critical infrastructure," Mr Morrison said.


 on: June 05, 2020, 07:01:43 AM 
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Republicans on a Senate panel voted Thursday to authorize a sweeping set of potential subpoenas targeting the origin of the federal investigation into President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, with a focus on several senior members of former president Barack Obama's administration.

The vote in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee represents the escalation of an election-year GOP campaign to recast the investigations that consumed much of the president's first two years in office as the product of backroom manipulation, corner-cutting and subterfuge orchestrated by Trump's political enemies.
The committee voted along party lines to authorize 36 subpoenas after several attempts by Democrats failed to delay the vote.
"There are times when extraordinary situations require action, whether or not we all agree. The conduct we know that occurred during the transition should concern everyone and absolutely warrants further investigation," Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of the panel, said Thursday.
The Senate Judiciary Committee debated its plans for subpoenas as Chair Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said it was not only the Russians who interfered in the 2016 election. The panel delayed its vote to next week as Democrats sought to offer amendments.

"It was the Department of Justice. It was the FBI. It was people who hated Trump and people who had political bias, an agenda to destroy him before he was elected, and after he was elected," he said Wednesday. "And we're going to get to the bottom of it."

To Democrats, the Senate investigations represent an insidious use of congressional resources to perform a nakedly political task - bruising the Obama administration, and by extension presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, just months before voters decide whether to hand Trump a second term.

The subpoena requests from the two committees would authorize potential interviews and demands for documents from more than 60 individuals, including former FBI director James Comey, former director of national intelligence James Clapper and former CIA director John Brennan.

"This motion grants the chair unbridled authority to go after Obama-era officials," Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said Thursday, calling the move unprecedented and opposing the effort.
Democrats also said the effort was distracting from more pressing business facing the nation - a global pandemic from the coronavirus, an economic crisis and civic unrest.

"This morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee isn't voting on legislation to confront the life or death crises before us. Instead, it's nursing Trump's wounded ego with a partisan subpoena. Shameful," Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., tweeted Thursday.

The fruits of the investigation, several of the Democrats warned, could be used by Republicans to fuel campaign attacks on Biden based on events, documents or testimony that has already been evaluated and discounted by independent investigators - such as Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department inspector general who found wrongdoing regarding applications for some surveillance warrants targeting a former Trump campaign aide but did not conclude that there was political bias against Trump at play.

Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., the top Democrat on the Homeland Security panel, said the investigation "appears to be a political exercise" and called on Republicans to allow the Justice Department to complete its own investigation into the origins of the Trump probe - one ordered by Attorney General William Barr.

"There are other issues that our committee needs to be focused on - not a partisan issue that's coming up just before an election related to a political candidate," he said, citing the ongoing civil unrest in U.S. cities and the coronavirus pandemic. "It looks as if it's a fishing expedition, and we don't have time for fishing expeditions. We need to be focused on the domestic crises that we have right now in our country."

Johnson has shown few reservations about directing the resources of the panel - one of Congress's most powerful oversight organs - against politically sensitive targets that also align with Trump's own political interests.

Both committees are under clear pressure from Trump supporters who do not believe that the previous probes - including Horowitz's review - got to the bottom of what they call the "coup" launched against Trump by his political enemies, including Comey and Brennan.

"I think they are reacting to public pressure," said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, which had led the pro-Trump campaign against the Obama-era Justice Department. "There are tens of millions of Americans who are exceedingly frustrated that there's been zero accountability to date, and I think Republicans are all of a sudden recognizing that. That's the number one question I get asked: Why hasn't anyone gone to jail? Why hasn't anything been done? And the Senate hasn't done much."

While Graham has focused his committee on actions inside the Justice Department in 2016 and 2017, Johnson has focused his interest in the State Department - and alleged efforts by officials there to foment law enforcement interest in the allegations of British intelligence operative Christopher Steele. That has been aided by troves of documents handed over by the Trump administration - and more could be on its way.

Johnson and Graham last month sought and quickly received a list of Obama administration officials who sought to deanonymize foreign intelligence intercepts involving Michael Flynn, who was fired as an intelligence official in the Obama administration and briefly served as Trump's national security adviser. Those exchanges ultimately led to Flynn's prosecution on charges of lying to the FBI. The senators are expected to receive similar information in the coming weeks about "unmaskings" ordered for other Trump campaign officials and potentially members of Trump's family.

The Flynn unmasking revelations have fueled criticism of the Obama officials in the conservative media and from Trump himself, though Democrats argue that the scrutiny of the intercepts involving Flynn was both legal and justified for national security reasons.

Separately from his investigation into the origins of the Trump probes, Johnson is also investigating Burisma, the Ukrainian energy firm that employed Biden's son Hunter as a board member from 2014 to 2019. The committee voted along party lines last month to authorize subpoenas targeting a Washington public affairs firm, Blue Star Strategies, hired by Burisma to open doors in the U.S. government.

Johnson is conducting both investigations in tandem with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and in both instances, Johnson has indicated that he intends to issue findings before the November election. Earlier this year he signaled outright intent to deliver a political impact as he move to issue subpoenas in the Burisma case.

Johnson said he is aiming to have a report on Burisma's activity - probably focused on its dealings thought Blue Star inside the Obama State Department - this summer, with a report on the origins of the Trump investigations in the fall - aligning with Graham's timeline of delivering a report in October.

The Burisma probe has sparked more serious Democratic objections rooted in Johnson's potential reliance on materials provided by Andriy Telizhenko, a former Ukrainian diplomat who worked as a consultant for Blue Star Strategies on Burisma-related matters during Hunter Biden's board tenure. Telizhenko, Democrats and some Republicans have warned, could be spreading Russian disinformation meant to influence the 2020 election.

Aside from the Blue Star materials, which are protected by a nondisclosure agreement, Telizhenko said in an interview last month that he had already shared more than 100 emails with Johnson's committee sent before and after his Blue Star tenure and has been in routine communication with committee staff.

Johnson told reporters earlier this year that he was treating Telizhenko's materials with appropriate skepticism and defended dealing with him to uncover how Burisma may have influenced U.S. policy using Hunter Biden's name for access inside the Obama administration.

Still, the political overtones of the probe have meant hiccups for Johnson. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, withheld support for a Telizhenko subpoena, forcing Johnson to subpoena Blue Star instead. And on Wednesday, Romney said he would back the subpoena of Obama officials only after requesting "adjustments" to exclude inspectors general and to avoid duplicating other committees' requests. He also signaled his dismay that Johnson was not investigating other matters.

"It's not, in my opinion, the appropriate priority for the committee," he said Wednesday. "But he sets the agenda, and there was wrongdoing identified by the inspector general, so I will support it."

Donald Sherman, deputy director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said Johnson and other chairman have wide leeway to direct their panels. But it was notable, he said, that the Trump administration was cooperating with the panel in an apparent effort to embarrass the Obama administration and Biden while stonewalling Democratic oversight requests in the House.

That, he said, suggested that the Senate probes are political exercises rather than legitimate fact-finding efforts.

"There really aren't a lot of checks on Congress launching political investigations - we've seen it time and time again," said Sherman, a former Democratic oversight counsel to the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. "The more pressing question is why isn't the State Department treating oversight requests from Republicans and Democrats in the same way?"


 on: June 05, 2020, 06:43:20 AM 
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Activists say the way to stop police brutality and killings is to cut law enforcement budgets and reinvest in services. Some lawmakers now agree

Protesters rally in Phoenix, demanding the city council defund the Phoenix police department on 3 June 2020.
 Protesters rally in Phoenix, demanding the city council defund the Phoenix police department on 3 June 2020. Photograph: Matt York/AP
The movement to defund the police is gaining significant support across America, including from elected leaders, as protests over the killing of George Floyd sweep the nation.

For years, activists have pushed US cities and states to cut law enforcement budgets amid a dramatic rise in spending on police and prisons while funding for vital social services has shrunk or disappeared altogether.
Government officials have long dismissed the idea as a leftist fantasy, but the recent unrest and massive budget shortfalls from the Covid-19 crisis appear to have inspired more mainstream recognition of the central arguments behind defunding.

“To see legislators who aren’t even necessarily on the left supporting at least a significant decrease in New York police department [NYPD] funding is really very encouraging,” Julia Salazar, a New York state senator and Democratic socialist, told the Guardian on Tuesday. “It feels a little bit surreal.”

Floyd’s death on camera in Minneapolis, advocates say, was a powerful demonstration that police reform efforts of the last half-decade have failed to stop racist policing and killings. Meanwhile, the striking visuals of enormous, militarized and at times violent police forces responding to peaceful protests have led some politicians to question whether police really need this much money and firepower.


 on: June 04, 2020, 07:37:23 AM 
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A white supremacist group linked to deadly right-wing violence in Charlottesville in 2017 used a fake Twitter account to pose as “Antifa” and incite violence during the current wave of protests against police brutality.

Twitter announced Monday that it had suspended the account, which claimed to belong to a national “Antifa” organization, and revealed that the account was created by Identity Evropa.

“This account violated our platform manipulation and spam policy, specifically the creation of fake accounts," Twitter said in a statement to the media. “We took action after the account sent a Tweet inciting violence and broke the Twitter Rules.”

The account — @ANTIFA_US — tried to escalate an already turbulent situation when it posted a message inciting violence on Sunday night, as protesters were clashing with police in dozens of cities across the U.S.

“Tonight’s the night, Comrades,” the message said, alongside a brown raised fist emoji. “Tonight we say 'Fuck The City' and we move into the residential areas... the white hoods.... and we take what's ours …”


 on: June 01, 2020, 09:21:45 AM 
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It might be an article from 2012 but is still very relevant to what is going on in today's world.

By Dan EggenJuly 12, 2012
It’s a super PAC that hates super PACs.

Jonathan Soros, son of a prominent liberal financier, is helping to launch an independent advocacy group with hopes of spending up to $8 million targeting House lawmakers, primarily Republicans, who oppose public matching funds for elections and other campaign finance reforms.

The new super PAC, called Friends of Democracy, will file its first disclosures with the Federal Election Commission later this month and plans to zero in on 10 to 15 House races with television ads, mailings and Web messaging, Soros and other organizers said Thursday.

Like all super PACs, Friends of Democracy will be able to raise unlimited funds from wealthy individuals, corporations or unions--precisely the kind of system that the group is fighting against.

“We openly acknowledge the irony of being a super PAC trying to address money in politics,” Soros said in an interview in Washington. “But our goal is to eventually decrease the influence of this kind of group...We don’t see any other path to real legislative change.”

Soros’s father, George, is a well-known contributor to liberal causes whose role in spending more than $23 million during the 2004 elections made him a bête noire among conservatives. The elder Soros has announced plans to give $2 million to a pair of liberal groups this year, as well.

Unlike his father, Jonathan Soros, who stepped down last year from day-to-day management of his family’s New York-based investment fund, has not been particularly active in politics until now. He gave $100,000 in seed money to start Friends of Democracy and said his father is not involved with the group.

Soros launched the super PAC with David Donnelly, executive director of the Public Campaign Action Fund, and Ilyse Hogue, formerly with the liberal groups Media Matters and MoveOn.org.

Donnelly said the group will likely target Republican lawmakers such as Reps. Dan Lungren (Calif.), Charlie Bass (N.H.), Nan Hayworth (N.Y.), Jim Renacci (Ohio) and Chip Cravaack (Minn.) and at least a handful of Democrats who also oppose campaign finance limits. The super PAC also plans to offer support to candidates who advocate for reform.

The formation of Friends of Democracy underscores the steep hurdles facing advocates for campaign-finance regulation, who have been on the defensive since the Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that corporations and unions could spend unlimited funds for or against candidates. That decision two years ago paved the way for super PACs and also made it easier for secretive nonprofit groups to raise money without disclosing donors’ names.

President Obama has railed against the Citizen United decision, but he also grudgingly gave his blessing to a super PAC running millions of dollars in television ads to help him win reelection. The Obama campaign has said it has no choice but to compete under the system as it exists.

That sentiment is echoed by the founders of Friends of Democracy, who essentially argue that they must use the tool of unlimited money to make it obsolete. One policy the group favors is a public-financing system like the one in New York City, which provides candidates a 6-to-1 match for small donations to dampen the influence of wealthy contributors.

Hogue said that, according to polls, a key slice of independent voters are very concerned about the role of money in politics and and could be moved to reject candidates who are in thrall to wealthy special interests. In addition to its main super PAC arm, Friends of Democracy will also include a traditional PAC subject to FEC contribution limits, organizers said.

“We're trying to overcome a massive amount of apathy in the public who have concluded that engagement is not worthwhile,” she said.

Soros said that “our focus is what you can achieve legislatively to meaningfully change the system. Nothing will happen until legislators know that they can lose their seat if they oppose change.”


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