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Sunday, September 24th open thread: ‘Tommy the Cat’

September 24, 2017

  open-threadHere is the open thread for Sunday, September 24th. 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 Primus performing “Tommy the Cat” live from 1992:

frui diem

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Donald Trump approved 100,000 DACA applicants over the last three months

September 22, 2017

 donald-trump There was quite a bit of “misreporting” in the mainstream media as well as by the Democrats, and misrepresentation by liberals on social media when Donald Trump announced he would end the DACA program in six months if the Congress did not act.

  The aforementioned entities made it sound as if deportations would start immediately and families would be ripped apart heartlessly by our white supremacist leader. But that is simply not true, in fact it is a lie. Because DACA was unilaterally implemented by the former President it can be repealed unilaterally by the current President but despite the protestations of the Democrats he did not do that, he gave them the chance to make it permanent. And he wants to make it permanent so it will no longer be subjected to the whims of any President.

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Court rules police must get a warrant before using ‘StingRay’ spying devices

September 21, 2017

 big-brother-watching-you-via-cellphone I have written a few posts on StingRay devices in the past, with the last one coming in 2016 when a judge threw out evidence in a case which was gathered with a StingRay without a warrant. It was also reported in 2015 that the IRS and other government agencies were using these devices to spy on cellphones.

  In case you are not familiar with what a “StingRay” is, it is basically a device which can create a fake cellphone tower and whenever any cellphone ventures into the StingRay’s cover zone it is tricked into connecting to it, at that point metadata and other personal information can be retrieved by whomever is behind setting up the StingRay even if that person is not the subject of an investigation. This is all being done without warrants in many cases.

  To me this is blatantly unconstitutional and today a fourth court has ruled that the police must obtain a warrant before they can use this device, here is more:

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Classy Maxine Waters pushed impeachment during eulogy for Dick Gregory

September 20, 2017

  It is no secret that many Democrats have become unhinged since Donald Trump beat the heir to the throne–Hillary Clinton–in November but there is one Democrat who has truly lost her mind. I speak of Maxine Waters.

  She took her hatred to a new low last Saturday while she was giving a eulogy for Dick Gregory, turning the funeral into an anti-Trump rally–calling for his impeachment. It was I, I, I, me, me, me–she did mention Dick Gregory once in this clip to say he would agree with her. It is equally discouraging to listen to the reaction from the attendees.

  Here is the video:

Stay classy Maxine.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

Democratic Senator blames the Russians for dreamers shouting down Nancy Pelosi at a DACA event

September 19, 2017

  Yesterday Nancy Pelosi was speaking at an event in support of the DREAM Act. Naturally she thought she was on friendly soil, however dreamers shouted her down and forced her, and two other Democrats, to leave the event.

  Of course Democrats cannot believe that the dreamers would turn against them so there has to be something more to this story, right? 

  Today a Democratic Senator actually blamed the Russians for this intrusion. I was embarrassed so I did not include the name of this Senator in the headline, but it is none other than one of my New Hampshire Senators, Jeanne Shaheen.

  Here is what she had to say:

“Who knows who’s stirring up this kind of animosity. What we know about the Russians and their interference in the 2016 elections is that they tried to increase divisions with this country,” Shaheen said.

  This is absurd on its face but it is just the latest example of the Democrats becoming unhinged at the election of Donald Trump. If they refuse to accept the results of the election, and if they continue to blame everybody else for their woes they will continue to lose elections. And that is fine by me–the Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

 malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

Climate alarmists admit they are wrong after new report show the climate models are wrong and overstated

September 19, 2017

  According to this story a new report is out, of which its which conclusions were called “breathtaking” by one global warming sympathizer, that shows the models used to assess the effects of CO2 on global warming are wrong and overstated.

  Here is more:

Climate alarmists have finally admitted that they’ve got it wrong on global warming.

This is the inescapable conclusion of a landmark paper, published in Nature Geoscience, which finally admits that the computer models have overstated the impact of carbon dioxide on climate and that the planet is warming more slowly than predicted.

And here is even more:

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Paul Manafort was wiretapped during the campaign

September 18, 2017

  Back in March Donald Trump made the claim, via Twitter, that his campaign was wiretapped. Here are the tweets:

  This was met by scorn, ridicule, and consternation by the left, which claimed he had no proof and was making it up. Newsweek went so far as to claim this was false because the FBI said so. Here is more:

The document is the first time the Department of Justice has officially denied the substance of the Tweets. Former FBI Director James Comey had already denied that the FBI ever wiretapped Trump. 

“Both FBI and NSD confirm that they have no records related to wiretaps as described by the March 4, 2017 tweets.” the filing states.

  Today CNN has confirmed in this article that the Trump campaign,  former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, was indeed wiretapped during and after the campaign. Here is more:

US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe.

The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump.

Some of the intelligence collected includes communications that sparked concerns among investigators that Manafort had encouraged the Russians to help with the campaign, according to three sources familiar with the investigation. Two of these sources, however, cautioned that the evidence is not conclusive.

  It looks like Donald Trump was right after all.

  The question is, was it justified? CNN cites three unnamed sources, two of which cautioned the evidence of Russian collusion is not conclusive.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium