Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban

Donald Trump was vindicated by the Supreme Court regarding the dispute over the provisional entry ban for citizens from six countries. The Supreme Court of the United States overturned the provisional injunctions of subordinate authorities. Of course mainstream media is once again misrepresenting the decision. The New York Times wrote: ‘On Monday, the justices agreed to review both appellate decisions, but their unsigned opinion did not address the merits of those cases. ‘
The ‘unsigned opinion’ was Per Curiam meaning it was the UNANIMOUS decision of the entire court and this did not requite an opinion written by one Justice. This is a STAY to allow Trump to do what the travel ban was all about – a review. Such stays are typically Per Curiam when granted for the Supreme Court rarely grants such a stay. Here we have two lower courts interfering with the Executive Powers, for which there was absolutely NO historical precedent. If ISIS openly sent in 1,000 people to be terrorists, they would be able to freely enter all because the lower courts were playing politics rather than law.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Jun 27, 2017.

Defining Hypocrisy: Schumer Defends Pelosi By Telling Dems “You Don’t Blame Other People For Losing”

After months of blaming everything under the sun for their November presidential shocker, from Putin to racism to misogyny to you name it, Chuck Schumer, the lead Democrat in the Senate, has a message for John Ossoff and all the Dems now calling for Nancy Pelosi’s resignation over their latest embarrassing defeat in Georgia’s 6th district: “But you lose an election, you don’t blame other people, you blame yourself.”
Really? Because we’re almost certain Democrats and every mainstream media outlet has done nothing but launch an all out crusade against Russia for the past 6 months rather than blame the fact that they ran a corrupt process (poor Bernie) and a failed candidate. Again, if someone can please tell us why the Russians were only effective in flipping votes to Trump in MI, WI, OH and PA but not in CO, NM or NV we would very much love to hear your thoughts…

Here is what Schumer had to say earlier on ABC’s “This Week” with the always fair and balanced George Stephanopoulos.


This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 25, 2017.

If We Want “Unity,” Government Must Become Weaker

Last week, a gunman opened fire on a group of Republican members of Congress. Letters sent by the gunman to his local newspaper suggest he was obsessed with Republican policies, and concluded that Donald Trump “Has Destroyed Our Democracy” [sic] and that “It’s Time to Destroy Trump and Co.”
In the wake of the attack, there have been the usual predictable calls for “unity.” These calls, of course, fail to address a central reason why unity appears to be a problem, and why many feel the need to manufacture it where it does not exist.
Fear of a “Foreign” Majority In the wake of the 2016 election, it was not uncommon to read in both the mainstream media, and in social media, predictions that with a Republican victory, a fascist police state would soon be bringing the hammer down on all the enemies of the regime. In this case, “enemy of the regime” was anyone other than the alleged troglodytes who had voted Trump into office.
Nine months later, we’re still waiting on that border wall and on that Obamacare repeal, and on that tax cut. In fact, all we’re likely to get is more government spending, more deficits, and more war. In short, the new administration will look a lot like the old one.

This post was published at Ludwig von Mises Institute on June 23, 2017.

Democrats Can’t Beat Trump With All Actors & Media on Their SIde

Despite have Hollywood, Google, Mainstream Media, and countless violent activists, the Democrats still can’t beat Trump. They just do not comprehend what is going on. There have been four congressional special elections this year where Democrats and Republicans have gone head-to-head. The Democrats have been lost every one. Even the Georgia election, which was not a Special election, Mr Ossoff finished first scoring a win. California does not count for it is just too far to the left to matter anymore.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Jun 23, 2017.

US Intelligence Officials Reiterate: No Votes Changed Because Of Russia

If literally not one single vote changed thanks to this horrible hacking perpetrated by Vladimir Putin and his minions, it should be dropped already. After all, with the amount of meddling the United States does in foreign countries elections, one would think they’d like to keep this quiet.
It’s as if they aren’t even trying to hide their ridiculous scheme anymore. If the government and the left wants anyone to buy this snake oil, now is the time to put up the evidence. Without evidence, the election, which didn’t sway anyway, is valid. Even with evidence, that if existed would have been shown by now, the election is valid because no votes were changed. But the media is desperately trying to spin this in favor of leftists, unsurprisingly. They title articles that declare ‘Intelligence Official: Russia Hackers Targeted 21 States During The Election,’ yet once you go to read it, it’s the same nonsense as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton spewed in the days following Donald Trump’s win. Blame Russia because Democrats lost, oh, and there’s no new information.
Nothing has changed. There’s no new information, yet the media presents the testimony of Department of Homeland Security official Jeanette Manfra as some sort of breaking announcement. If there is any evidence that this entire situation is fake, it’s the mainstream media’s insistence on publishing the same things over and over again hoping it will somehow convince us – without any proof still, of course.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on June 22, 2017.

Finsbury Park Cover-up? PM May says ‘Lone Wolf’ – But 4 separate witnesses say THREE men were in attack van

21st Century Wire says…
Early this morning, the mainstream media reported that another terrorist attack took place in London. We’re told that one man died and 10 people were injured after a man drove a white van onto the pavement, running over worshippers after late night Ramadan prayer at the Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick stated that the incident was ‘quite clearly an attack on Muslims.’
According to police, the attacker has been as 47 year-old father-of-four, Darren Osborne, from Cardiff.
Theresa May announced that the police were on the scene in only 1 minute, and that incredibly, police had officially declared the event a ‘terrorist incident’ after just 8 minutes. Police apprehended one white-caucasian man, Osbourne, who they say was motived by ‘hate for Muslims.’


This post was published at 21st Century Wire on JUNE 19, 2017.

Washington’s “Good Terrorists, Bad Terrorists” Policy In Middle East

Karl Marx famously said that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. The only difference between the Afghan jihad back in the ’80s that spawned Islamic jihadists like the Taliban and al Qaeda for the first time in history and the Libyan and Syrian civil wars, 2011-onward, is that the Afghan jihad was an overt jihad: back then, the Western political establishments and their mouthpiece, the mainstream media, used to openly brag that the CIA provides all those AK-47s, RPGs and stingers to the Afghan so-called ‘freedom fighters’ to combat the Soviet troops in Afghanistan.
After the 9/11 tragedy, however, the Western political establishments and corporate media have become a lot more circumspect, therefore this time around, they have waged covert jihads against the Arab-nationalist Gaddafi regime in Libya and the anti-Zionist Assad regime in Syria, in which Islamic jihadists (aka terrorists) have been sold as ‘moderate rebels’ with secular and nationalist ambitions to the Western audience.
Since the regime change objective in those hapless countries went against the mainstream narrative of ostensibly fighting a war against terrorism, therefore the Western political establishments and the corporate media are now trying to muddle the reality by offering color-coded schemes to identify myriads of militant and terrorist outfits that are operating in Syria: such as the red militants of the Islamic State and al-Nusra Front, which the Western powers want to eliminate; the yellow Islamic jihadists, like Jaysh al-Islam and Ahrar al-Sham, with whom the Western powers can collaborate under desperate circumstances; and the green militants of the Free Syria Army (FSA) and a few other inconsequential outfits, which together comprise the so-called ‘moderate’ Syrian opposition.
If we were to draw parallels between the Soviet-Afghan jihad of the ’80s and the Syrian civil war of today, the Western powers used the training camps located in the Af-Pak border regions to train and arm Afghan ‘Mujahideen’ against the Soviet troops in Afghanistan.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 18, 2017.

SYRIA: British and American Presence Directly Escalating Conflict Near Al-Tanf

21st Century Wire says…
In southeastern Syria, the region around al-Tanf has quickly become a focal point for the ongoing conflict in the region. Near to both the Iraqi and Jordanian borders, al-Tanf is currently the location of a contingent of US-led coalition forces, supposedly there for the purpose of providing training to ‘anti-ISIS’ militias, but also anti-Assad militias too – the fabled ‘moderate rebels’. Not surprisingly, the US-led coalition has unilaterally imposed a self-styled ‘deconfliction zone’ around their camp in al-Tanf and claim to be defending their position from ‘pro-Syrian forces’, otherwise known as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied militias. It has been reported by mainstream media outlets that coalition members represented at al-Tanf include not only the United States but also the British SAS, and also possibly Norway too.
Although coalition forces are also present in other parts of Syria, including the area around Raqqa, an ISIS stronghold, the last few weeks have seen coalition forces striking Syrian military targets on at least three occasions near the coalition training camp close to al-Tanf – including incidents on May 18th, June 6th and June 8th. It is now being reported that the US is supplying ‘truck-mounted long range missiles’ to its forces near al-Tanf, in a move that risks immediate escalation in the already-tense situation, and despite diplomatic efforts by Russia to calm the situation. All this comes as the US and its Kurdish proxy militia, the SDF, mount there attack on the ISIS stronghold Raqqa in Northeast Syria. The US have also seized the opportunity to invade more Syrian territory after an alleged sarin gas attack on April 4th that prompted President Trump to launch a missile strike on a Syrian airbase in retaliation.
In the following segment film two weeks ago, 21WIRE editor Patrick Henningsen speaks to RT International about the recent US strike on Syrian forces near Al Tanf. Henningsen explains how the US are taking advantage of the tension to secure its own territory inside of Syria:

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on JUNE 16, 2017.

GOOD QUESTION

It’s funny how facts are conveniently ignored by the mainstream media pundits, paid to mouth the narrative put forth by their corporate bosses. A critical thinking individual might look at the chart below and possibly question the validity of the economic growth mantra spewed by the politicians, central bankers and mass media. As anyone with two eyes can see, the central bankers of every developed country in the world have kept real short term interest rates negative for the last eight years and continue to do so.

This post was published at The Burning Platform on June 16, 2017.

The Corporate Media Continues to Torch Its Reputation. Good.

Last December, I noted the following in the post, ‘Then We Will Fight in the Shade’ – A Guide to Winning the Media Wars:
It is when you get desperate, scared and panicky that you make the biggest mistakes, and the legacy media is currently desperate, scared and panicky. As Napoleon Bonaparte allegedly said:
‘Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.’
Whether or not he actually said them, those words still ring true. We mustn’t get in the way of the legacy media’s inevitable self-destruction. Part of this means that we do not self-destruct in the process. We need to recognize that there’s a reason independent, alternative media is winning the battle of ideas in the first place. For all the warts, mistakes and bad actors, the emergence of the internet is indeed the historical equivalent of the invention of the printing press on steroids.
Only a clueless self-important elitist actually believes that the smartest, most informed people in America are the pundits on tv and the journalists employed by the mainstream media. With a handful of companies and a few oligarchs in charge, you’d have to be the most naive fool on earth to not understand that legacy media is driven by well defined narratives, and that these narratives are not in your best interest. The rest of us understand that the Internet has served as a much needed countervailing force, and has been an incredible blessing to human knowledge, connectivity and the marketplace of ideas. Just because some people can’t distinguish truth from fiction, doesn’t negate the incredible progress that decentralized information dissemination provides. It is only those who do not wish to engage in public debate on the issues themselves who want to censor stuff. The rest of us are more than happy to have an open discussion.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Jun 15, 2017.

200 Democrats Sue Trump Over Alleged Emoluments Clause Violation

Official says WH will review Dems complaint but expects DOJ to move to dismiss the case through ordinary court procedures.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2017

Following the testimonies of both former FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Left’s ‘Russian Collusion’ narrative has completely unraveled. Comey’s admission under oath that Trump was never under investigation and that he never attempted to influence the Russia investigation was a startling realization for disaffected democrats and the mainstream media who have been flailing around ever since anxiously attempting to craft a new damaging narrative to perpetuate their witch hunt.
Now, we learn this morning via the Washington Post that the new narrative of choice for disaffected democrats will be that Trump is violating the “emoluments clause” of the constitution every time a foreigner decides to stay at one of his hotels. According to Wapo, nearly 200 Democrat members of Congress have signed onto the lawsuit led by Senator Richard Blumenthal.
Nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress agreed to file a lawsuit Wednesday against President Trump alleging that by retaining interests in a global business empire he has violated constitutional restrictions on taking gifts and benefits from foreign leaders.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 14, 2017.

REVERSE BREXIT? Macron Signals to May That UK Can Remain in the EU

21st Century Wire says…
If you are paying attention, you will see more and more stories positioned by the mainstream media steering the public away from a ‘Hard BREXIT’ and reminding people that, ‘the public mood has changed since the referendum,’ and that ‘maybe it’s easier for Britain to just stay in the EU.’
What The Guardian is carefully avoiding here, is the realpolitik thriving beneath this carefully spun headline. In fact all British media are avoiding the true nature of the BREXIT deception, which is that the Conservative Party never intended to take the UK out of the EU.
In its timely treatise from January 2017 entitled, Theresa May: Embracing The World (Order), UK Column editor Mike Robinson explains the carefully crafted sideways manoeuver from Downing Street:
‘Embracing the world is a policy agenda that Theresa May has been discussing since she became Prime Minister. Her intention is the fatal embrace of the black widow spider. The ‘brighter future’ of Britain can be summed up in one hashtag: #GlobalBritain.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on JUNE 14, 2017.

No Surprise Here – ‘Reality Winner’ Has Not Become The Next Edward Snowden

Last week, 25-year-old Reality Winner (yes, somehow that is her real name) was arrested for allegedly leaking classified information on ‘Russian Hacking’ to The Intercept:
Winner is a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation assigned to a U. S. government agency facility in Georgia. She has been employed at the facility since on or about February 13, and has held a Top Secret clearance during that time. On or about May 9, Winner printed and improperly removed classified intelligence reporting, which contained classified national defense information from an intelligence community agency, and unlawfully retained it. Approximately a few days later, Winner unlawfully transmitted by mail the intelligence reporting to an online news outlet.
In spite of her overt and obvious political leanings (against President Trump and the right, and towards Bernie Sanders and the left), characterizing the mainstream media’s reporting on the leaker’s partisan beliefs would actually be putting it nicely:
By characterizing Winner as a staunch Sanders fan, legacy media encouraged alienation between groups that had begun to collaborate against vested interests in the media and establishment. Winner’s primary political affiliation according to the social media she left for the public appears to represent primarily a visceral hatred for President Donald Trump.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 13, 2017.

AG Sessions Blasts Russian Collusion Accusations As “Appalling And Detestable Lie”

After yet another 2+ hour public hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on alleged collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russian spies, we are still no closer to anyone providing a shred of tangible evidence as to the validity of such claims despite Democrats and the mainstream media dedicating virtually every waking moment to the express pursuit of such evidence. That said, it all makes for great, and neverending, political theater and below are the highlights from today’s episode of the continuing insanity.
Sessions set an aggressive tone for the hearing by preemptively stating during his opening remarks that “any suggestion I participated in or was aware of collusion with the Russians is an appalling and detestable lie.”
“Let me state this clearly, colleagues, I have never met with or had any conversation with any Russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election in the United States, further I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign… any suggestion I participated in or was aware of collusion with the Russians is an appalling and detestable lie.”
But perhaps no one did a better job of thoroughly dismantling the “Russian collusion” narrative than Senator Tom Cotton who pointed out, as have we on multiple occasions, that no one, including James Comey, has seen a single shred of evidence to suggest that Trump or any of his associates colluded with Russian spies to steal emails from Hillary Clinton or the DNC and/or to generally stage a coup in the United States.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 13, 2017.

OPEC Has Survived Crises Far Worse Than the Qatar Debacle

The OPEC oil deal is not in peril, though the mainstream media would have you think otherwise…
Oil prices fell yesterday after member countries like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. These nations have closed borders and ceased all travel to and from Qatar, demanding that Qatari military troops be withdrawn from the war in Yemen.
The nations initiating the separation claim that their small, uber-wealthy neighbor was, and has been, actively supporting Islamic terrorists.
And, yes, news of the severance with Qatar – a top global liquefied natural gas (LNG) and condensate shipper – immediately dented the oil market…
Brent crude prices reversed initial 1% gains after the news, trading down 1%, at $49.45 a barrel by 2:34 p.m. ET. WTI futures ended Monday’s session at $47.40 a barrel, down $0.26, or 0.6%. U. S. gasoline futures led the sector’s largest fall in the afternoon, down 2.4% to $1.54 a gallon. But mainstream media sites followed the various oil price dips with headlines speculating about imminent doom for OPEC’s recent agreement to cut production:

This post was published at Wall Street Examiner on June 6, 2017.

ALEPPO: The Return of Omran to No Fanfare from Western Media

New photographs starting to emerge of Omran Daqneesh, the little boy who became a symbol of Aleppo's suffering. pic.twitter.com/a0NHhgubwS
— Raf Sanchez (@rafsanchez) June 5, 2017

Omran has been found alive and well in East Aleppo. Syrian & Lebanese media have been interviewing the father of Omran Daqneesh the traumatized boy that graced the covers of virtually every media outlet in August 2016. Omran’s bewilderment reduced news anchors to tears and tipped the world over the edge of rational thought and into the realms of sentimentalized chaos. To the West, he became the symbol of intervention. We almost went to war over Omran.
Why are the corporate media not rushing to Aleppo to interview and investigate, after all Omran was one of the most effective icons of the media war on Syria, his photograph even winning the Getty award for the most ‘Defining Image’ 2016. Despite the fact that the photo itself was taken by Mahmoud Raslan, a supporter of the East Aleppo child beheading gang, terrorists Nour Al Din Zinki who decapitated and tortured Abdullah Issa publicly and videoed the entire brutal act, one month before the photo of Omran went viral and precipitated all manner of outrage from the International Community.
You would think, after all the outpouring of emotion, that these media hacks would be overjoyed to hear of little Omran’s wellbeing. You would think they would be clamouring for an interview with the family to finally investigate the background to his appearance in the back of an ambulance in East Aleppo. Instead mainstream media has done no more than its usual copy-paste excercise in damage limitation.
Raf Sanchez of the Telegraph, reporting from Beirut:

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on JUNE 6, 2017.

MAINSTREAM MEDIA DISSECTS TRUMP’S TWEETS WITH SCRUTINY

The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S. C.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017

According to the mainstream media, President Donald Trump is appearing to waver in his feelings toward Jeff Sessions. But it isn’t over Sessions tyrannical insistence on keeping the drug war alive. It seems to be the executive order travel ban and Twitter that is causing the strife, and the media is chomping at the bit to make this a story.
Several articles have already been written about this tweet alone, and somehow the media has decided it means Trump is upset with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The Washington Post then claims that Trump’s tweets will likely hurt, not help get his travel ban reinstated. And they cite another tweet from George Conway.
Even George Conway, a prominent lawyer who recently took himself out of the running to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Division and who is the husband of top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, posted on Twitter that the remarks might hurt the legal case. -The Washington Post

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on JUNE 6, 2017.