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Sunday, October 25th open thread: ‘Paranoid Android’

October 25, 2020

“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24 KJV)

  Here is this week’s open thread. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.

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Here is Radiohead performing “Paranoid Android” back in 2003:

When I am king, you will be first against the wall
With your opinion which is of no consequence at all

Ambition makes you look pretty ugly
Kicking, squealing Gucci little piggy
You don’t remember
You don’t remember
Why don’t you remember my name?
Off with his head, man

Emails show prominent Democrats ‘key contacts’ between Hunter Biden and China

October 23, 2020

Another day, another Hunter Biden/China revelation. This one involves more than just Joe Biden, this one shows us that several prominent Democrats were involved in a “joint venture” with Hunter Biden and were considered “key contacts” in his Chinese dealings. Here is more:

A list of “key domestic contacts” for a joint venture involving Jim and Hunter Biden and now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co. included former Vice President Joe Biden‘s current running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, among other prominent Democrats, Fox News has learned.

An email exclusively obtained by Fox News, with the subject line “Phase one domestic contacts/ projects” and dated May 15, 2017, Biden’s brother, Jim Biden, shared a list of “key domestic contacts for phase one target projects.”

The email is unrelated to the laptop or hard drive purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden, the former vice president’s son.

She is not the only one:

The list, included Harris, D-Calif.; Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; former Virginia Gov. Terry McCauliffe, among others.

Now why would so many politicians be “key contacts” in a person’s private business dealings if not for their possible influence? There are lots of interesting names on that list, isn’t there? One name I find particularly intriguing is Dianne Feinstein, you might remember she had a Chinese spy in her employ for 20 years. When this was exposed it was treated as no big deal and the Democrats did not want to investigate. Now we may know why…

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Biden insider confirms email legitimacy and Joe Biden’s involvement in Hunter’s business dealings

October 22, 2020

While the left is trying to discredit Rudy Giuliani by claiming he was working with the Russians to release the emails from Hunter Biden’s computer nobody on the left, including good ole Uncle Joe or Hunter Biden himself, has denied that the emails are legitimate.

Every day it gets worse and worse for Joe and Hunter Biden and today was no exception. Not only is nobody denying the legitimacy of the emails, but now a family insider is admitting the emails are legitimate. Here is more:

Bobulinski, the recipient of one of the emails retrieved from Hunter Biden’s laptop, went public on Wednesday night with a statement saying he confirms its authenticity and detailed how former Vice President Joe Biden — the Democrat nominee for president in this year’s election, which is just over 10 days away — was personally involved in many dealings with his son’s business associates.

But that is just the beginning:

Biden family insider Tony Bobulinski has provided a trove of documents to U.S. Senate investigators from the Senate Homeland Security and Senate Finance Committees, Breitbart News has learned.

In them, text messages, emails, and other documents illustrate a larger picture of concern regarding the Biden family’s operating procedures, and deep connections that Joe Biden himself has to all of this.

text messages reveal details about the negotiations between Chinese officials and the Biden family. In one 2017 text message, Hunter Biden himself says that a Chinese investor intended to become partners with him in order to “be partners with the Bidens.”

But the most damning of all the documents in my mind is the following one in which he mentions not to mention Joe’s name as being in connection with any of this.

“Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when u are face to face,” Biden family associate James Gilliar—the head of J2cR—says in one WhatsApp text message that Bobulinski provided to the Senate committees. “I know u know that but they are paranoid.”

How funny is it that the proof of Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s business dealing comes from a man who put Joe Biden’s name into writing while telling people not to put Joe’s name into writing? But I digress…

This of course flies in the face of Joe Biden’s claim that he had nothing to do with his son’s business dealings. And we should never forget that the Democrats impeached Donald Trump and tried to have him removed from office because he wanted the Ukraine to look into all of this in the first place.

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The FBI has been investigating Hunter Biden’s laptop since December

October 21, 2020

This morning we learned that, despite the claims of the left, Hunter Biden’s emails were not part of a Russian disinformation campaign. I asked if that meant the FBI would be opening an investigation into Hunter Biden soon, but apparently they have been investigating him since December, Here is more:

Former Fox News reporter Adam Housley has learned from his FBI sources that an investigation has been ongoing since December of last year:

That is a great question, is it not? But of course I think we know the answer…

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FBI: Hunter Biden emails not part of Russian disinformation campaign

October 21, 2020

While nobody is questioning the legitimacy of the recently discovered Hunter Biden emails the left is trying to discredit the source, Rudy Giuliani, by claiming he is part of a Russian disinformation campaign.

Instead of investigating Hunter Biden the FBI did open an investigation into the emails to determine if they were in fact part of a Russian disinformation campaign and despite the protestations of the left it appears as if they are not. Here is more:

The FBI and Justice Department concur with Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe that Hunter Biden’s laptop and emails are not part of a Russian disinformation campaign, a federal law enforcement official told Breitbart News on Tuesday.

The concurrence follows Ratcliffe’s statements on Sunday that the intelligence community does not believe the laptop and emails are part of a Russian disinformation campaign despite the claims of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA).

The above-linked article also states that the FBI is in possession of the laptops, so now that the Democratic disinformation campaign has been disproven maybe the FBI can open an investigation into Hunter and Joe Biden.

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Restaurant wins lawsuit against Pennsylvania COVID-19 lock down fines

October 20, 2020

The fallout from the unconstitutional totalitarian COVID-19 lock down orders continues to roll in as we learn of more and more businesses which are not going to be able to recover. It seems like every day we read stoies of businesses which would have otherwise thrived going under forever. One industry that has been hit particularly hard, not only during the total lock down but also in the very restrictive reopening guidelines, is the restaurant business.

One family owned restaurant in Pennsylvania decided it was not going to go down without a fight and defied lock down orders to reopen. For this decision Taste of Sicily was hit with thousands of dollars in fines. The family filed a lawsuit and now we are learning they have been found not guilty and will not have to pay the fines. Here is more:

A Pennsylvania restaurant that was hit with nearly $10,000 in state citations for reopening their business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus restrictions was found not guilty after months of continuing to fight against the administration.

Taste of Sicily in Lebanon County attracted the support of several local officials over their decision to reopen their restaurant in May after having initially shut down for two months in obedience with state orders. The restaurant left it up to customers to decide whether they want to wear masks or social distance, and were cited for violating Wolf’s restrictions.

The restaurant, which is co-owned by siblings Michael Mangano and Christine Wartluft, was found not guilty. Their lawyer, Eric Winter, told he Daily Caller that Wolf’s and the Department of Health’s Orders couldn’t be punished under Pennsylvania criminal law

“It is very questionable as to whether the law allows the Department of Health to issue orders as it did. It is not possible for a criminal penalty to be imposed for violating the orders,” he told the Caller.

This is the second blow delivered to Tom Wolf and the People’s Republic of Pennsylvania, back in September his restrictions were ruled unconstitutional.

Many of these governors who have usurped this power are not going to give it back willingly, it is time for people to stand up and say enough is enough and this is proof that we can win if we stand up and fight.

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Jewish school sues Cuomo and de Blasio for discriminatory COVID-19 lock down orders

October 19, 2020

Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio have not exactly endeared themselves to the Jewish community in New York since the COVID-19 pandemic began. First Bill de Blasio threatened to arrest Jewish people who were attending the funeral services of a beloved religious leader and now a Jewish school is suing the State of New York for violations of religious freedom and more for unfairly targeting the Jewish community out of fear. Here is more:

On Friday, an Orthodox Jewish school took Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.), Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-N.Y.C.), and other public officials to court over blatant violations of the rights of religious freedom, free speech, due process, and more. Cuomo and de Blasio issued a coronavirus order shuttering the Jewish school just before three sequential Jewish holy days. Cuomo falsely blamed the Orthodox Jewish community for a surge in COVID-19 cases in New York and compared the Orthodox community to the KKK.

Cuomo’s October 6 order shuttered Bais Yaakov Ateres Miriam (BYAM), an Orthodox Jewish girls’ school in Far Rockaway, New York City. In response, Yitzchok and Chana Lebovits, whose two daughters — one in third grade and one in kindergarten — attend BYAM, sued Cuomo, de Blasio, Attorney General Letitia James (D-N.Y.), Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, the City of New York, and the city’s health department.

“We are devastated for our daughters and their classmates who are needlessly suffering because of the Governor’s policy,” Chana Lebovits, the mother, said in a statement. “Governor Cuomo should not take away part of my daughters’ childhood because other people are afraid of Orthodox Jews. We hope the court will let our daughters go back to school so they can pray and learn together with their classmates.”

“There is no place for bigotry in the Big Apple,” Mark Rienzi, president and senior counsel at Becket, the religious liberty law firm representing the Lebovitses, said in a statement. “By Cuomo’s own admission, schools are not significant spreaders of COVID-19, and the new policy was not driven by science but was made from ‘fear’—fear of Orthodox Jews. Cuomo and de Blasio need to follow the science, follow the law, and stop scapegoating Jews. The Mayor and the Governor should be ashamed.”

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Sunday, October 18th open thread: ‘Punk Rock Girl’

October 18, 2020

“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24 KJV)

  Here is this week’s open thread. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.

 You can subscribe to America’s Watchtower to receive email updates and you can also follow America’s Watchtower on Facebook and Twitter by clicking the links on the right.

Here is the Dead Milkmen performing “Punk Rock Girl” on MTV:

FBI investigating Hunter Biden email release for possible foreign collusion

October 17, 2020

Unless you only get your news from Facebook or Twitter, which are both censoring the story, you have heard about the recently found emails which prove that Joe Biden was lying when he claimed he was not involved in Hunter Biden’s business dealings. They show in fact that he was using his position as Vice President to help his son in his foreign business dealings.

Well the FBI is now on the case, as it should be, however in the age of Russia, Russia, Russia the agency is not investigating Joe and Hunter Biden. No, the FBI is investigating to see if Rudy Giuliani was used by a foreign operative to get the emails out or if possibly he was working with a foreign operative to release the emails. Here is more:

The FBI is investigating whether the release of Hunter Biden’s emails are part of a foreign intelligence operation, according to news reports.

The Associated Press and NBC News cited sources who said the bureau is investigating whether foreign intelligence operatives had a hand in releasing the emails, which Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani provided to The New York Post last week.

Giuliani’s handling of the emails has prompted allegations that Russia or another foreign government may have been involved in obtaining or releasing the documents. Giuliani’s critics have noted that he has met several times with Arkady Derkach, a Ukrainian lawmaker who the U.S. sanctioned in August because of his ties to Russia.

There you have it, instead of investigating the crimes which apparently took place the FBI is investigating the person who brought the evidence forth.

This is what happens when you go after the entrenched power, you become the target.

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New emails show Burisma officials told Hunter Biden they wanted the Burisma investigation shut down

October 16, 2020

Back in April of 2009 Joe Biden’s “Ukraine problem” first came to light when a recording of Joe Biden bragging about having a Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating his son Hunter’s firm fired by threatening to withhold billions of dollars of aide to the country.

Since that time we have learned that this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Joe Biden and his family taking advantage of his position as Vice President. Since all of these other allegations have come forward we seem to have forgotten all about the fired Ukrainian investigator but now, according to this story, we might have email evidence that the prosecutor was fired after Burisma officials talked to Hunter Biden about getting his dad to put in a good word for the firm. Here is more:

An executive at Burisma Holdings told Hunter Biden in November 2015 that he wanted high-ranking U.S. officials to express their support for the Ukrainian energy firm as part of an effort to shut down investigations against the company’s owner, according to an unconfirmed email Fox News reported Thursday.

According to Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson, Vadym Pozharskyi, a Burisma executive, emailed Biden and his business associate, Devon Archer, on Nov. 2, 2015, laying out a series of “deliverables” he sought for the company.

At the time, the owner of Burisma, Nikolay Zlochevsky, was the target of an investigation in the U.K. for bribery. 

According to Carlson, Pozharskyi told Biden and Archer that he wanted “high-ranking U.S. officials to express their ‘positive opinion of Burisma.’”

“The scope of work should also include organization of a visit of a number of widely recognized and influential current and/or former US policy-makers to Ukraine in November,” Pozharskyi wrote in the email

He said the goal of the visit was to “bring positive signal/message and support on Nikolay’s issue to the Ukrainian top officials above with the ultimate purpose to close down for any cases/pursuits against Nikolay in Ukraine.”

Joe Biden is not mentioned by name but it would take a major suspension of disbelief to think that this email was sent to Hunter Biden and that Joe Biden was not the “widely recognized” and “influential” policy maker being referred to.

We already have email proof that Joe Biden was lying when he denied ever talking to Hunter Biden about his business dealings and now we seem to have proof about what they talked about. It is pretty obvious why Burisma thought Hunter Biden was worth so much money when he had no experience.

I am sure Joe Biden will deny this story if he comes out of hiding from his basement any time soon, he has been hidden away since these emails first broke and now suddenly it is being reported that people within the Harris organization have COVID? What a convenient excuse to keep good ole Uncle Joe locked up…

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