Trump Responds: “Unanimous Supreme Court Decision A Clear Victory For Our National Security”

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— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 26, 2017

Many have been waiting with bated breath all morning for Trump’s response on the Supreme Court’s decision regarding his travel ban. While we expected that response would come in the form of a snarky tweet, it has unfortunately been revealed via a more carefully crafted official statement.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 26, 2017.

Trump Blasts Obama On Russia: “He Didn’t ‘Choke’…He Expected Clinton To Win So He Colluded Or Obstructed”

The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2017

Former President Obama, political royalty on the left and a media darling who even sent a “thrill up the leg” of Chris Matthews, has drawn a rather surprising amount of public criticism of late over his handling of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. Everyone from Congressional democrats to CNN is suddenly curious why Obama didn’t do more?
Well, apparently Trump has decided to clear things up via Twitter:

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 26, 2017.

These Teens Handcuffed for Selling Bottled Water Is Everything Wrong With Government

Lemonade stands, paper routes, and bake sales seem yet destined for the dustbin of history, thanks to an imperious State, which – to its sanctimonious detriment – manages to pull off seemingly impossible PR predicaments of its own making, like the handcuffing of teenagers for selling bottled water on the National Mall without a permit Thursday evening.
Yes. Seriously.
Perched atop chains interlinking fence posts lining the walk near Smithsonian Castle, three justifiably perplexed Black youth, wrists in handcuffs behind their backs can be seen speaking with U. S. Park Police – bottles of water resting in an evidence bin, nearby.
Tweeted by tour guide, Tim Krepp, as he passed the scene, photos of the three, aged 16 and 17, would appear to any casual observer without context to be a possible apprehension of at least petty criminals – not the three kids hawking bottled water for a few extra dollars to willing Washington, D. C., tourists on a hot day, that the incident actually was.
Undercover @usparkpolicepio handcuffing kids on @NationalMallNPS for selling water. pic.twitter.com/7iSqP4UYMq
— Tim Krepp (@timkrepp) June 22, 2017

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on June 23, 2017.

What You Missed in Trump’s Tweet About China’s Failure

U. S. President Donald Trump’s tweet about China – posted yesterday afternoon (June 20) just after 2:30 p.m. – immediately had media outlets buzzing.
Some news sites suspected that it was actually a warning about how Trump is preparing for war with North Korea:
‘Trump Tweet Hints North Korea Tension Will Heat Up Again’ – Newsday ‘Trump Just Sent a Mystifying, Disturbing Tweet About North Korea’ – VOX ‘High Noon in North Korea: Is Trump Ready for War?’ – The Daily Beast ‘Did Trump Just Declare War on a Nuclear Weapons State Over Twitter?’ – New York Magazine Other (arguably less dramatic) media outlets posited that Trump, via Twitter, was actually nudging China to pick up its efforts in countering North Korea’s threats – as if to say, ‘Thanks for trying, China, but you failed. However, you still have an opportunity to redeem yourself by agreeing to more North Korea sanctions during today’s talks.’
The outlets in this latter camp quoted several experts, who explained their thoughts on Trump’s mid-afternoon tweet.

This post was published at Wall Street Examiner on June 21, 2017.

Car Containing Explosives Rams Police Van In Paris, Driver Dead

Incident on the #ChampsElysees. Heavy police presence and witnesses say they saw a car catch fire. One man on the ground pic.twitter.com/b5mQ9nYeQa
— Melissa Bell (@MelissaBellCNN) June 19, 2017

Update: FRENCH INTERIOR MINISTER GERARD COLLOMB SAYS CHAMPS-ELYSEE CAR CONTAINED EXPLOSIVES, DRIVER DEAD
Additionally, according to AFP, a Kalashnikov, handguns and gas bottles were found in the Champs-Elysees car.
More from AP:
France’s interior minister says that a driver who rammed a car carrying explosives into a police convoy on the Champs-Elysees avenue has died after the ‘attempted attack’ on security forces.
Gerard Collomb told reporters near the scene Monday that the man’s motives weren’t immediately clear.
Bomb squad officers are the scene on the city’s most famous avenue, which is popular with tourists. It was the second major incident on the avenue this year.
An attacker defending the Islamic State group shot and killed a police officer on the Champs-Elysees in April, days before a presidential election, prompting an extensive security operation.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 19, 2017.

Van Slams Into Pedestrians Near London Mosque Leaving “Number Of Casualties”, Driver Arrested

BREAKING: Police are dealing with an incident on Seven Sisters Road nr Finsbury Park. Reports of a van hitting pedestrians (Image: @aaalec) pic.twitter.com/UeI5IIrwnp
— London Updates (@LondonUpdates) June 18, 2017

Live Feed from Sky News:
A van plowed into pedestrians on Seven Sisters road in the Finsbury Park area in north London just after 12:20am London Time, in what the police has described a “major incident.” There are “a number of casualties being worked on at the scene,” London police said in a statement, with at least 10 people injured according to press reports.
The incident happened near the prominent Finsbury Mosque as witnesses claim the driver intentionally struck the victims; a male driver has been taken into police custody. LBC radio adds that there has been a “huge emergency response” and ambulances have been dispatched to help the injured.
According to the Telegraph, pictures posted on social media show more than a dozen emergency vehicles near the UKCG Help Centre at the junction of Seven Sisters Road and the A503 Tollington Road.

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

U.S-Led Coalition Shoots Down Syrian Warplane

You American bastards just shot down my cousin's aircraft (Ali) while taking out the scumbags of ISIS in the area.
Ali hope you are OK bro pic.twitter.com/z6IKFgbtqJ
— Majd Fahd (@Syria_Protector) June 18, 2017

Update: U. S. Central Command issued a statement saying the plane was downed “in collective self-defense of Coalition-partnered forces,” identified as fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces near Tabqah. It is unclear if these particular “forces” were getting their funding from Saudi Arabia or Qatar.
And a quick situational take from Worldview:
A U. S. Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian government Su-22 fighter jet on June 18 that had dropped bombs on Syrian rebel forces fighting the Islamic State in Syria, ABC News reported. The U. S.-led coalition said in a statement that its focus is on fighting the militant group, and not fighting the Syrian government or Russian forces, but it will defend coalition forces coming under attack. The incident occurred in a town south of Tabqa, Syria, which had been retaken from the Islamic State by the Syrian Democratic Forces, an umbrella group of Syrian Kurdish and Arab rebel forces, in preparation for the offensive on the stronghold of Raqqa.

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

Trump Lawyer: “The President Is Not Under Investigation For Obstruction”

On Friday morning, when Trump lashed out at what appeared to be Rod Rosenstein on Twitter, many took his statement as confirmation of last week’s WaPo report that Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller: “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt.”
I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017

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

Beware The Collapsing Social Contract

“[T]he super-rich are absconding with our wealth, and the plague of inequality continues to grow. An analysis of 2016 data found that the poorest five deciles of the world population own about $410 billion in total wealth. As of June 8, 2017, the world’s richest five men owned over $400 billion in wealth. Thus, on average, each man owns nearly as much as 750 million people.”
– Paul Buchheit, Alternet
“Congressman Steve Scalise, Three Others Shot at Alexandria, Virginia, Baseball Field”
– NBC News, June 14, 2017
“4 killed, including gunman, in shooting at UPS facility in San Francisco”
– ABC7News, June 14, 2017
“Seriously? Another multiple shooting? So many guns. So many nut-bars. So many angry nut-bars with guns.“
– MarianneW via Twitter
“We live in a world where “multiple dead” in San Francisco shooting can’t cut through the news of another shooting in the same day.”
– SamT via Twitter
“If the rich are determined to extract the last drop of blood, expect the victims to put up a fuss. And don’t expect that fuss to be pretty. I’m not arguing for social war; I’m arguing for justice and peace.”
– Yours truly
When the social contract breaks from above, it breaks from below as well.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 16, 2017.

In Stunning Announcement, DOJ Warns Not To Trust Stories Based On “Anonymous Sources”

In a move that stunned many members of the media, on Thursday night Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Russia probe due to Jeff Sessions’ recusal and who earlier this week confirmed only he has authority to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, released an unorthodox statement to be ‘skeptical about anonymous allegations’ following the relentless barrage of news reports emerging from the WaPo and the NYT about the evolving probe into Russia’s “election interference” and possible collusion with Trump, all based on “anonymous sources.”
“Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials,’ particularly when they do not identify the country – let alone the branch or agency of government – with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations. Rosenstein, who many had seen as a Trump foil at the DOJ, did not cite specific reports. The DOJ released Rosenstein’s statement after 9 p.m., shortly after The Washington Post reported that the special counsel was investigating the business dealings of Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and adviser. That report was attributed to unnamed American officials.
As we said, the media and punditry was “stunned” by the official statement: the NYT’ Maggie Haberman said “Have literally never seen a statement like this.” The new leader of the Trump “resistance”, Preet Bharara also chimed in, tweeting “Americans should also exercise caution before accepting as true lies about firing of FBI Director & defamation of a war hero special counsel”
Americans should also exercise caution before accepting as true lies about firing of FBI Director & defamation of a war hero special counsel pic.twitter.com/KQUPpppcAI
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) June 16, 2017

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 16, 2017.

U.S. AUTHORIZES $12 BILLION ARMS DEAL WITH QATAR

Just days after condemning the Gulf monarchy for its ties to terrorism, the Trump administration on Wednesday inked a deal with Qatar for three dozen American fighter jets, valued at $12 billion.
‘We are pleased to announce today the signing of the letter of offer and acceptance for the purchase of the F-15QA fighter jets, with an initial cost of $12 billion dollars,’ the Qatari Defense Minister said in a statement.
‘We believe that this agreement will propel Qatar’s ability to provide for its own security while also reducing the burden placed upon the United States military in conducting operations against violent extremism,’ the statement continued.
The deal was signed at a meeting between Qatari Defense Minister Khalid al-Attiyah and U. S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis amid a diplomatic spat between several Gulf states.
Meshal Hamad al-Thani, Qatari ambassador to the U. S., posted a picture of the meeting on Twitter, claiming the deal would create ‘60,000 new jobs in 42 states across the United States.’

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on JUNE 15, 2017.

Scalise Still “Critical”, Will Require More Surgeries; Trump Urges “Pray For Steve”

While it appears some have already moved on from this morning’s devastating actions in Virginia…
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Some are still concerned and so MedStar Washington Hospital Center released a statement on the condition of the Majority Whip (via Rep. Scalise’s Twitter account)…
“Congressman Steve Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip. The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding.
He was transported in shock to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a Level I Trauma Center.

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

The Left Refuses To Tone Down Their Inflammatory Language, And As A Result We Now Have War In The Streets

What in the world did the left think would happen? When Kathy Griffin posed for a photo with ‘Trump’s bloody head’, that sent a message. And the twisted version of ‘Julius Caesar’ that is currently being put on by a New York theater group in which a character meant to closely resemble Donald Trump is brutally assassinated sends a message. At any time of the day, you can find leftist radicals openly discussing violence against Trump and Republicans on Facebook and Twitter, and groups like Antifa have been employing extremely violent tactics ever since the Inauguration. So it is not much of a surprise that a huge Bernie Sanders supporter decided that it would be a good idea to try to mow down Republican members of Congress as they were practicing for an upcoming charity baseball game on Wednesday. 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson was simply the product of a political movement that is absolutely seething with hate.
This is not a game. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip, and four others were injured. You can see some footage of Scalise being taken to an ambulance here. When Hodgkinson arrived at the practice field, he specifically asked which party was using the practice field at that moment…
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) recounted an ‘odd’ encounter he had as he was leaving the field just minutes before the shooting: ‘There was a guy that walked up to us that was asking whether it was Republicans or Democrats out there, and it was just a little odd,’ DeSantis told Fox News.

This post was published at The Economic Collapse Blog on June 14th, 2017.

GRENFELL TOWER FIRE CATASTROPHE COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED, BUT OFFICIALS DROPPED THE BALL

The idea that the #GrenfellTower tragedy was preventable is shattering. The neglect here is just inhuman. pic.twitter.com/jGx9M0JKqO
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) June 14, 2017

Grenfell Tower waited – in essence, a tinderbox keen to be put alight – until the apparent right moment early Wednesday morning, when flames promptly engulfed the 1,000-unit building, killing six, and injuring scores.
But it could have been prevented.
In fact, London officials apparently possessed renovative guidelines excoriating the tower’s lack of compliance with imperative fire safety regulations – for at least four years.
According to The Mirror, Prime Minister Theresa May’s new chief of staff – like many in a succession of 72 housing officials – sat on a report condemning high rise complexes had numerous vulnerabilities to fire.
U. S. surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden tweeted The Mirror article with the caption,
‘The idea that the #GrenfellTower tragedy was preventable is shattering. The neglect here is just inhuman.’

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on JUNE 14, 2017.

Shocking Celebrations From The Left After Congressional Assassination Attempt: ‘I Have No Pity… Should Have Been Trump’s Dumb Ass To Get Popped’

I wonder where the shooter got the idea to violently attack GOP…
Alexandria
Rep. Mike Bishop
Steve Scalise
Congressional Baseball Game pic.twitter.com/utKSwIHEsQ
— Mr N (@Mr_Nielsen_5309) June 14, 2017

UPDATE: Shooter identified as Bernie Supporter and Hardcore Socialist
As we’ve reported previously, those on the left have gotten ever more violent. With open displays of beheading and murdering the President to Antifa groups preparing for war by stocking up on weapons and training, it was only a matter of time before things took a turn for the worse.
Today is that day.
A gunman identified as a Bernie Sanders supporter and socialist reportedly targeting Republican members of Congress opened fire with as many as 50-60 shots at a D. C. baseball field wounding at least four people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

This post was published at shtfplan on June 14th, 2017.

Multiple People Shot, Including House Majority Whip, At Congressional Baseball Practice; Suspect In Custody

Update 3:
Shortly after the shooting this morning at a congressional baseball practice, Representative Mark Walker (R-N. C.) told NBC News that it appeared the “gunman was there to kill as many Republican members as possible.” Walker, who was at the practice for the upcoming annual congressional baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, confirmed he was “shaken but okay.”
Rep. Mark Walker to @NBCNews: "Shaken but OK. Gunman was there to kill as many Republican members as possible." (via @AlexNBCNews) pic.twitter.com/bRiVgUb8x2
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) June 14, 2017

Update 2:
Michigan Rep. Mike Bishop tells WWJ Newsradio 950 he was attending the practice around 5:30 a.m., just outside of Alexandria, when shots rang out. He said he and his colleagues were ‘sitting ducks.’

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

Resist 45: NY And CA Attorneys General Sue Trump Admin Over Energy Efficiency Standards

With the Trump-Russia collusion narrative suffering a setback from Comey’s testimony last week, the ‘Resist 45’ movement is branching out, full steam, with a series of lawsuits from Attorneys General from all over the country this week.
Yesterday we noted that the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit alleging that foreign payments to President Trump’s hotels from visiting world leaders violated the emoluments clause of the U. S. constitution (see “Maryland, D. C. Attorney Generals To File Lawsuit Against Trump“).
Now, a coalition of 11 AGs’ from around the country, led by the supremely impartial Eric Schneiderman of New York and Xavier Becerra of California, have filed yet another lawsuit alleging that the Trump administration violated the law by obstructing the implementation of energy efficiency standards that targeted consumer and commercial appliances.
New York AG Schneiderman posted the following message to his twitter account:

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

In Major Win For Beijing Panama Establishes Ties With China, Cuts Relations With Taiwan

While Megyn Kelly’s interview with Russian President (and all around global bad guy if one were to believe the daily barrage of leftist headlines) Vladimir Putin did not raise the ire of advertisers, it appears her interview with right-wing provocateur Alex Jones has lurched from social media firestorm to real-world dollars and cents for NBC News.
The sit-down has been promoted as a discussion about ‘controversies and conspiracies.’
In a video promoting the interview, Jones talks about the 9/11 attacks as an ‘inside job.’ In the clip, Kelly also brings up Sandy Hook, saying: ‘When you say parents faked their children’s deaths, people get very angry.’ Jones replies: ‘But they don’t get angry about half-a-million dead Iraqis from the sanctions.’
Next Sunday, I sit down with conservative radio host @RealAlexJones to discuss controversies and conspiracies #SundayNight June 18 on NBC pic.twitter.com/7bVz6Fobf5
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 11, 2017

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

JPMorgan Pulls Ads From NBC News After Megyn Kelly’s “Repulsive” Alex Jones Interview

While Megyn Kelly’s interview with Russian President (and all around global bad guy if one were to believe the daily barrage of leftist headlines) Vladimir Putin did not raise the ire of advertisers, it appears her interview with right-wing provocateur Alex Jones has lurched from social media firestorm to real-world dollars and cents for NBC News.
The sit-down has been promoted as a discussion about ‘controversies and conspiracies.’
In a video promoting the interview, Jones talks about the 9/11 attacks as an ‘inside job.’ In the clip, Kelly also brings up Sandy Hook, saying: ‘When you say parents faked their children’s deaths, people get very angry.’ Jones replies: ‘But they don’t get angry about half-a-million dead Iraqis from the sanctions.’
Next Sunday, I sit down with conservative radio host @RealAlexJones to discuss controversies and conspiracies #SundayNight June 18 on NBC pic.twitter.com/7bVz6Fobf5
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 11, 2017

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