‘Tip Of The Iceberg’: Judge Jeanine Destroys The Left Over Harvey Weinstein Cover-up While Claiming ‘Its Not Over Yet’

Since the onset of the Harvey Weinstein blockbuster scandal, many former allies of the left-wing mega donor have attempted to distance themselves from him while at the same ludicrously trying to turn the sexual assault allegations into an attack on President Donald Trump himself.
This has predictably caused outrage in right-wing and alternative media circles while at the same time the the likes of The New York Times and CNN continue to downplay the possibility that this is only the beginning of a much larger scandal while somehow always finding a way to magically tie it to Trump.
Amazingly, during a segment on Fox New’s Justice with Judge Jeanine, the former judge not only took Hollywood and their left-wing pals to task, she also revealed her belief that this is indeed only the beginning of what will end up being a scandal that includes child sex trafficking and ‘real’ pedophilia.
‘Don’t you love it when those so-called social justice warriors, the ones that claim moral and ethical superiority over the rest of us, the ones who chastise us because of our core American values are hoisted on their own petard?’ said Pirro in the opening minute of her show.
‘This week a real blockbuster as the curtain goes up on those Trump hating, Soros loving, socialist, condescending Hollywood elite for their silence, acceptance, and cover-up of one of their own – serial super sexual predator Harvey Weinstein,’ Pirro continued. ‘Another intersection of crime, money, power, and the Democrat Party.’

This post was published at shtfplan on October 15th, 2017.

Democrat AGs From 18 States Sue To Keep Obamacare Subsidies, But Who Really Benefits?

It did not take long for democrats to respond to Trump’s executive order halting key subsidies known as Cost-Sharing Reductions or CSRs to insurers.
On Friday, just hours after the executive order was signed, Democratic attorneys general from eighteen states as well as Washington D. C., sued President Trump’s administration to stop him from scrapping a critical component of Obamacare – insurer subsidies that allow millions of low-income people pay medical expenses, even as Trump invited Democratic leaders to negotiate a deal. The states include: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington state.
The suit follows the administration’s announced plans to end the payments next week; Trump said he would dismantle Obamacare ‘step by step.’ His latest action raised concerns about chaos in insurance markets. Frustrated by the failure of Republicans who control both houses of Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare, Trump’s action took aim at a critical element of Obama’s signature 2010 law. ‘As far as the subsidies are concerned, I don’t want to make the insurance companies rich,’ Trump told reporters at the White House. ‘They’re making a fortune by getting that kind of money.’
On Saturday morning, Trump doubled down, tweeting that “Health Insurance stocks, which have gone through the roof during the ObamaCare years, plunged yesterday after I ended their Dems windfall!”
Health Insurance stocks, which have gone through the roof during the ObamaCare years, plunged yesterday after I ended their Dems windfall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2017

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

Trump To Scrap Crucial Obamacare Insurer Subsidy

Update: Late Thursday, the administration said it would immediately stop paying what are known as cost-sharing reduction subsidies. The payments go to health insurers in the Affordable Care Act to help lower-income people with co-pays and other cost sharing. Without them, insurers have said they’ll dramatically raise premiums or pull out of the law’s state-based markets.
According to Bloomberg, the White House said the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services both concluded that there is no appropriation for cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies under Obamacare. ‘The bailout of insurance companies through these unlawful payments is yet another example of how the previous administration abused taxpayer dollars and skirted the law to prop up a broken system,’ the White House said in the statement.
The payments will stop immediately, with no transition period, Acting HHS Secretary Eric Hargan and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma said in a statement. They next payments were due next week.
‘Congress has not appropriated money for CSRs, and we will discontinue these payments immediately,’ the department said.

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

DHS Releases Images Of Border Wall Prototypes

The White House wasn’t going to let minor details like the fact that Congress hasn’t appropriated any money to fund construction of President Trump’s promised border wall stop it from building eight prototypes in Otay Mesa, near San Diego.
And with few expecting the Democrats to accept the White House’s demands relating to a tentative deal that Trump struck with ‘Chuck and Nancy’ last month to avert a shutdown and secure some border wall funding in exchange for enshrining DACA, it’s possible that the Trump administration will never secure the funds, given rumors that a handful of Republican lawmakers privately oppose it.
Nevertheless, construction on the prototypes, which were selected by the Department of Homeland Security back in August, began two weeks ago. And now, DHS has released the first images of the partly finished designs.
Beginning preps are underway at #OtayMesa for the Wall prototypes. pic.twitter.com/77YVMUFAk9
— CBP San Diego (@CBPSanDiego) September 27, 2017

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Oct 12, 2017.

Empire Destroying Wars Are Coming to America Under Trump – Part 3

The first two parts of this series focused on how Trump-specific factors could lead the American empire into another series of foolish and highly destructive wars. Part 1 discussed my concerns regarding Iran deal certification, as well as Trump’s increased coziness with Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, who appears to get turned on by the use of violent force. Part 2 considered how Trump might sell his wars by promoting an environment of slobbering, superficial patriotism, and also speculated that corporate media might rally behind Trump if the target of his aggression happens to be Iran.
Today’s piece will be slightly different. The prior posts focused on Trump-specific angles with regard to how America’s forthcoming military mistake might play out, but I want to make one thing clear. While Trump carries his own unique risks when it comes to militarism overseas, this is all much bigger than Trump.
In the aftermath of the financial crisis, I’ve become convinced that the U. S. empire will never reform on its own. There’s simply too much money and power at stake, and we already know oligarchs are above the law under our two-tier justice system. The biggest financial criminals of a generation were not only spared prison for their actions, but were handsomely rewarded. Wall Street ran the Obama administration before, and it runs the Trump administration now. It’s become clear to me that these lawless elite crooks and their enablers will continue with their insane and oppressive policies until the whole thing collapses. Whether Trump, Pence or Hillary Clinton run the charade doesn’t change where this train is headed.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Oct 12, 2017.

On The Verge Of World War 3! North Korea: Trump Lit The Wick Of War

North Korea claims that president Donald Trump has ‘lit the wick of war,’ and has issued a threat. The tyrannical regime says that it will unleash a ‘hail of fire’ on the United States.
Tensions are not even close to cooling especially when it comes to the rhetoric between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un. Ri Yong Ho, Pyongyang’s foreign minister, verbally lashed out at the US President and said that the red-hot tensions will not be settled with words. ‘With his bellicose and insane statement at the United Nations, Trump, you can say, has lit the wick of a war against us. We need to settle the final score, only with a hail of fire, not words,’ Ri said.
President Trump has repeatedly hinted that conflict and war are in the near future with recent tweets suggesting that military action is still considered an option. With World War 3 perhaps just around the corner, Trump took to Twitter to raise tensions even higher. On Saturday he tweeted: ‘Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U. S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!’

This post was published at shtfplan on October 12th, 2017.

Is It Time To Take North Korea’s Cyber Weaponry Seriously?

Analysts say cyber capabilities have become a key asset in North Korea’s war chest. Pyongyang’s increasingly bold attacks in the virtual space have come in tandem with the hermit nation’s rapidly progressing ballistic missile and nuclear programs and some say that it’s time this is taken very seriously.
The rogue regime has used cyber attacks for a wide range of purposes including hacking adversaries like South Korea and pilfering money. North Korea’s hackers have been accused of carrying out some of the most audacious cyber attacks of the past few years, from siphoning millions of dollars to stealing state secrets.
‘North Korea’s cyber weapons are as destructive as its conventional weapons,’ Lim Jong-in, a cybersecurity professor at Korea University, told CNN. ‘Tomahawk missiles can paralyze a major country’s power grid and financial system. So do North Korea’s cyber weapons.’ Lim continued, saying: ‘Cyber experts say North Korea should be ranked among the top 5 in the world. I believe North Korea can steal anything they want through cyber espionage. No country is safe from its cyber espionage.’

This post was published at shtfplan on October 11th, 2017.

Military Surgeon Says Videos of Las Vegas Gunshot Victims Are Fake

It looks like readers are not going to let me let go of the Las Vegas shooting. Some tell me that it is my fault for having alerted them in previous articles to anomalies in other shootings and terrorist events, so now they are more skeptical and pay more attention. Others say that as I emphasize that this is their website supported with their money, I have to see this through to the end. They say it is a cop-out when I say that there are too many disparate accounts for us to know.
One reader made an excellent point. According to mainstream media reports, 59 people were immediately killed in the shooting and 527 were wounded. Among those 527 wounded, wouldn’t some of them have died from complications, blood loss, trauma? How come none of the wounded, people allegedly hit with military rounds, succumbed?
I agree. This does seem to be inexplicable.
And then I received via email a letter that purports to be from a general surgeon who dealt with gunshot wounds in military hospitals. He links to a video of an operation on a real leg gunshot wound, its life threatening nature, and the incapacity that it inflicts for a long time even if the operation is successful. He compares this to the rosy-cheeked laughing alleged victims shown on YouTube with gunshot wounds in support of the official story and says without equivocation that they are actors, badly acting the part.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on October 9, 2017.

Donald Trump: Warmonger-in-Chief

Cryptic Pronouncements If a world conflagration, God forbid, should break out during the Trump Administration, its genesis will not be too hard to discover: the thin-skinned, immature, shallow, doofus who currently resides in the Oval Office!
This past week, the Donald has continued his bellicose talk with both veiled and explicit threats against purported American adversaries throughout the world. In a cryptic exchange with reporters during a dinner with military leaders, he quipped:
You guys know what this represents? Maybe it’s the calm before the storm. It could be the calm… before… the storm.*
A reporter asked if he meant Iran or Isis which the POTUS responded, ‘you’ll find out.’ Instead of threatening supposed overseas foes with nuclear annihilation, none of whom have taken any concrete military action against the US, why not go after someone who has actually compromised the country’s security, namely Hillary Rodham Clinton!
While some dismissed the comments as typical Trumpian bluster, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders added further ominous overtones when questioned saying they were ‘extremely serious.’ Later in the week, Trump continued to threaten tiny North Korea, this time in not so veiled terms:
‘Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, making fools of U. S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work’.**

This post was published at Acting-Man on October 10, 2017.

Iran and North Korea Demonstrate the Trouble With International Agreements

For over two decades, the American response to North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons has been to seek a diplomatic solution that would give the North Koreans an incentive to abandon their quest. The North Koreans agreed to suspend production of nuclear material, took the money and other incentives, and then proceeded to develop nuclear weapons anyway. This policy of diplomacy, concessions, and betrayal lasted through the administrations of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, and has now been handed to the Donald Trump administration.
The story with Iran is somewhat similar. Iran, the US, the EU, China, and Russia negotiated a deal in which the Iranians agreed not to develop a nuclear weapon in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. It is unclear whether the Iranians have truly discontinued their nuclear program, but they assuredly have continued to develop missiles that could deliver nuclear weapons to targets.
The US claims that the development of these missiles constitutes a problem worthy of new sanctions; Iran counters that the missiles are not intended to carry nuclear weapons. Either way, Trump is on the verge of declaring that the Iranians are not complying with the agreement and imposing new sanctions and other measures.
A Contract’s Real Value
This is hardly unique to international relations. How often has each of us negotiated an agreement only to find that the other side interprets its meaning differently than we do? Sometimes there is genuine confusion; sometimes there is a deliberate attempt to gain an advantage. In international relations, sometimes the market conditions have changed, or sometimes the relative strength of the signatories has changed.
Whatever the reason, there are those who regard a signed contract as the beginning of the negotiating process and not the end. The outcome frequently rests less on the facts and more on how important the issue is to each side and how deep their pockets are. In business and in diplomacy, a contract’s value rests in the ability to enforce it.

This post was published at Mauldin Economics on OCTOBER 9, 2017.

President Trump Declares ‘Only One Thing Will Work’ Against North Korea As They Prepare To Test Missile Capable Of Hitting U.S. West Coast

A Tweet from President Donald Trump on Saturday has led many to believe that the White House is planning to attack North Korea as the rogue nation prepares to test a nuclear missile that could hit the west coast of the United States.
‘Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid,’ Trump rightfully declared.
The president then took a major step towards war (whether you agree or disagree is irrelevant here) by declaring his belief that ‘only one thing will work,’ a statement perceived by many as implying that his administration believes a military strike on North Korea is the only real solution to the ongoing nuclear situation.
Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2017

This post was published at shtfplan on October 7th, 2017.

‘Draining the Swamp’ – Trump Admin Blows $11 Billion in the Last Week of Fiscal Year

If you need further evidence regarding how wasteful and irresponsible Washington D. C. is when it comes to our tax dollars, look no further than the behavior of agencies under Donald ‘drain the swamp’ Trump.
This year’s spending binge amounted to $11 billion in the last fiscal year week of 2017, and many of the excesses were detailed by Open the Books Founder and CEO, Adam Andrzejewski, in a recent Forbesarticle.
Here are some of the highlights from the piece, Use It Or Lose It – Trump’s Agencies Spent $11 Billion Last Week In Year-End Spending Spree:
Every September, the end of the fiscal year sparks a ‘use it or lose it’ spending frenzy as federal agencies race to use up what’s left in their annual budgets. It’s a phenomenon that should drive taxpayers crazy. Agencies are afraid that if they spend less than their budget allows, Congress might send them less money in the next year. Agencies often try to spend everything that’s left instead of admitting they can operate on less.
Here are the top ten ways the government wasted taxpayer money in the last week of FY2017:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Oct 5, 2017.

“Deadliest Mass Shooting In US History”: At Least 59 Killed, 527 Injured After Shooter Opens Fire At Las Vegas Concert

SWAT officers outside Reno home of shooter.#RJnow pic.twitter.com/gaUYYuqxXx
— Ben Botkin (@BenBotkin1) October 2, 2017

Here is a summary involving the deadliest mass shooting in US history which took place shortly before midnight local time at Las Vegas concert:
More than 59 killed, 527 injured at Route 91 Harvest Festival when a gunman fired hundreds of bullets for roughly 10 minutes from 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay The shooter, Stephen Paddock, 64, killed himself as police enter room ISIS claims Paddock was its “solider”, a recent convert to Islam; meanwhile police and FBI disagree, and say the motive is unclear The shooter’s brother said he was a “multimillionaire who made much of his money investing in real estate.” Addressing the nation, Donald Trump said the Las Vegas shooting was ‘act of pure evil’ Running updates below:
(Update 21: 7:40pm): Police said Monday they had recovered a weapons cache including firearms, explosives and ammunition from a house owned by Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, AFP reports. According to Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, officers searching the house in Mesquite, Nevada recovered “in excess of 18 additional firearms, some explosives and several thousand rounds of ammo, along with some electronic devices we’re evaluating at this point.”
Lombardo also said the death toll from the Sunday night assault on an open-air concert on the Vegas Strip had risen to 59, while 527 people had been injured.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Oct 2, 2017.

The FT Defends Soros Against Conspiracy-Theory-Peddling Propagandists

For a new generation of nationalists (by which they clearly imply tin-foil-hat wearing, nazi-sympathizing, probably-drug-taking, conspiracy-theory-loving wonks), The FT’s Gideon Rachman explains – for those not willing to think for themselves, or follow the money, that the billionaire investor has become the perfect villain…
George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist, has had a busy year.
Since the beginning of 2017, he has faked a chemical attack in Syria, funded anti-Trump marches in Washington, come up with the ‘Soros plan’ to flood Hungary with refugees, forced a change of government in Macedonia, undermined the Israeli prime minister and got several key White House aides sacked.
Not bad for a man of 87.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Oct 2, 2017.

Homework Assignment

Poor old Karl Marx, tortured by boils and phantoms, was right about one thing: History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. Thus, I give you the Roman Empire and now the United States of America. Rome surrendered to time and entropy. Our method is to drive a gigantic clown car into a ditch.
Is anyone out there interested in redemption? I have an idea for the political party out of power, the Democrats, sunk in its special Okefenokee Swamp of identity politics and Russia paranoia: make an effort to legislate the Citizens United calamity out of existence. Who knows, a handful of Republicans may be shamed into going along with it. For those of you who have been mentally vacationing on Mars with Elon Musk, Citizens United was a Supreme Court decision – Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission558 U. S. 310 (2010) – which determined that corporations had the right, as hypothetical ‘persons,’ to give as much money as they liked to political candidates.
This ‘right’ devolved from the First Amendment of the constitution, the 5-4 majority opinion said – giving money to political candidates and causes amounts to ‘freedom of speech.’ The Citizens United ruling opened the door for unlimited election spending by corporations and enormous mischief in our national life. Then-President Obama – a constitutional law professor before his career in politics – complained bitterly about the opinion days later in his State of the Union address, saying that the court had ‘reversed a century of law to open the floodgates, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections.’

This post was published at Wall Street Examiner on September 29, 2017.

Jim Kunstler’s Solution To Uniting American Citizens – Overturn ‘Citizens United’

Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com,
Poor old Karl Marx, tortured by boils and phantoms, was right about one thing: History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Thus, I give you the Roman Empire and now the United States of America. Rome surrendered to time and entropy. Our method is to drive a gigantic clown car into a ditch.
I have an idea for the political party out of power, the Democrats, sunk in its special Okefenokee Swamp of identity politics and Russia paranoia: make an effort to legislate the Citizens United calamity out of existence.
Who knows, a handful of Republicans may be shamed into going along with it.
For those of you who have been mentally vacationing on Mars with Elon Musk, Citizens United was a Supreme Court decision – Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission 558 U. S. 310 (2010) – which determined that corporations had the right, as hypothetical ‘persons,’ to give as much money as they liked to political candidates.
This ‘right’ devolved from the First Amendment of the constitution, the 5-4 majority opinion said – giving money to political candidates and causes amounts to ‘freedom of speech.’ The Citizens United ruling opened the door for unlimited election spending by corporations and enormous mischief in our national life. Then-President Obama – a constitutional law professor before his career in politics – complained bitterly about the opinion days later in his State of the Union address, saying that the court had ‘reversed a century of law to open the floodgates, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections.’

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Sep 29, 2017.

COP FORCED TO PAY $6.3M OF OWN MONEY TO FAMILY OF INNOCENT 70YO MAN HE CUFFED AND WATCHED DIE

Malakoff, TX – As TFTP has frequently reported, if police officers are not held accountable for their actions in one department, they will simply change departments and continue abusing citizens. We call them gypsy cops. One such gypsy cop is Ernesto Fierro, whose time has finally come.
In 2005, Fierro was allowed to resign from the Dallas Police Department after he was involved in two hit-and-runs in which he fled the scene. That would be a felony conviction for the average citizen, but police officers are often given a pass for their crimes, allowed to resign and be employed elsewhere at another LEA (law enforcement agency).
Later, Fierro was employed in 2011 with the Ferris, Texas, Police Department when he was involved in the death of a motorcyclist during a high-speed chase. Had Fierro been held accountable for his actions in Dallas and later in Ferris, he might not have allegedly killed William Livezey Jr. (70), of New Sharon, Iowa. But, he was not held accountable and was therefore allowed to strike again.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on SEPTEMBER 28, 2017.

If football were canceled, would America go insane?

College football is a frenzy of student fans and local supporters, who in some cases extend to a whole state (e.g., Alabama).
The players are heavily recruited, and most of them hardly qualify as ‘student-athletes.’ They’re at the school to play football and they hope to enter the NFL, where the money is.
The players make extraordinary amounts of $$ for the colleges, but none for themselves (excluding under the table cash and gifts).
The illusion is: the players are part of the college or university.
They’re not. They’re budding professionals who, because of the rules, aren’t paid salaries or bonuses.
But the fans think of them as ‘their own.’
‘The players on my team are mine. They’re my school.’
No. Not really.
But no one cares. Through a combination of idol worship and ‘school spirit,’ the illusion holds.
And holding that symbol in the mind is everything.
A loss on a Saturday afternoon is like a rebuke from a priest who supposedly holds the keys to the gates of heaven.

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on September 28, 2017.