Category Archives: Controversy

Kim Dotcom Makes Provocative Claims Connecting Hunter Biden’s Laptop with Biolabs in Ukraine and Child Abuse

Ryan DeLarme
April 16th, 2022

The Twitter account belonging to Kim Dotcom, founder and CEO of the now-defunct filesharing paradise Megaupload (Rest in Power), has been tweeting out some rather sensational claims of late.

The first of Dotcom’s recent tweets to come to this author’s attention is one of the few that have not since been deleted and sets the tone for the subsequent claims.  In the tweet, Dotcom states that he “was instrumental in ending the 2016 election hopes of @HillaryClinton with a courageous DNC whistleblower and Wikileaks.” 

Dotcom claims to be “helping to expose the crimes of the Biden family.” The following tweets have since been deleted but can still be seen using the Wayback Machine HERE

Regarding the alleged “crimes of the Biden family”, it can be surmised that Dotcom was referring specifically to information found on Hunter Biden’s laptop.

He goes on to claim that he is working with a “data forensics team” that is apparently analyzing the Hunter Biden Laptop, that a major release of information is impending, and that Hunter Biden will go to jail and Joe Biden will resign.

He mentions the forensic team again in a tweet where he @’s Tucker Carlson, claiming that Tucker and his team are “filming in Zurich today”.

In what is perhaps the most provocative tweet of the bunch, Dotcom claims information on the laptop connects the Biden family to the Biolabs in Ukraine.

For those who are unfamiliar with Dotcom’s post Megaupload activity, he became more known in later years for his political activism, particularly after the US government seized Megaupload, some believing it was done so in an unlawful fashion. If you care to familiarize yourself with the case I recommend reading the work of Lawyers Robert Amsterdam and Ira P. Rothken, who authored the white paper Megaupload, the Copyright Lobby, and the Future of Digital Rights, laying out the fundamental absence of evidence against Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom.

The veracity of the claims put forward by Dotcom, which we can neither substantiate nor disprove, has yet to be determined. As far as the motivation behind these tweets, we can only speculate. 

The Irony of Condemning The Russian Invasion of Ukraine & Jailing Julian Assange


ARJUN WALIA

MARCH 15, 2022

  • The Facts:
    • The condemnation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is coming from governments that have committed war crimes, without media coverage, for decades.
    • This does not justify Russia’s actions.
    • Any actions taken by governments that harm, displace and kill innocent people should be condemned and forbidden.

  • Reflect On:
    • Why do we only hear a one-sided story from Western legacy media?
    • Why are people who have a different view of this conflict, and other issues, instantly condemned in today’s society?
    • Are we creating a culture where people who oppose narratives can’t even speak, share their opinion or fear to do so?
    • What’s happening in our world when relationships are ruined due to a certain narrative we believe?

Human rights groups, civil liberty groups and press freedom advocates received a glimmer of hope when Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, won the right to ask the Supreme Court to block his extradition to the United States.

At that time last January, the High Court ruled that Assange had an arguable point of law and that he can petition the Supreme Court to hear the case. This was allowed to happen over concerns about how the US justice system would treat Assange, especially given the fact that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) wanted to assassinate him.

Heart’s sank on Monday when the British Supreme Court refused Assange’s latest appeal to prevent his extradition to the US. The case now moves to UK Home Secretary Priti Patel to authorize the extradition.

According to his Lawyer Barry Pollack, Assange will continue the legal process fighting his extradition to the United States to “face criminal charges for publishing truthful and newsworthy information.”

Assange was charged under the Espionage Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, largely for actions rightfully recognized as protected news-gathering practices. He made public previously classified documents exposing various war crimes carried out by the US and other governments.

A favourite quote of mine comes to mind here from Nils Melzer, the Human Rights Chair of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law who has served as the UN Rapporteur on Torture and Other Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

“How far have we sunk if telling the truth becomes a crime? How far have we sunk if we prosecute people that expose war crimes for exposing war crimes? How far have we sunk when we no longer prosecute our own war criminals? Because we identify more with them, than we identify with the people that actually expose these crimes. What does that tell about us and about our governments? In a democracy, the power does not belong to the government, but to the people. But the people have to claim it. Secrecy disempowers the people because it prevents them from exercising democratic control, which is precisely why governments want secrecy.”

 Nils Melzer, Human Rights Chair of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law

This is why it’s ironic that the western military alliance and their allies overseas are condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The point is not that it shouldn’t be condemned, any violent conflict that escalates to the point where innocent people have to fear for their lives should always be condemned. The point is that it’s hypocritical given that the West has done the same, and in many cases the citizenry is programmed to praise it.

Multiple governments, the United States included, are guilty of some of the most significant war crimes in human history. Just look at what’s happened in Iraq and various parts of the Middle East over the decades. Governments funding, arming and even ‘creating’ terrorist organizations that they claim to be ‘fighting against’ has been a common theme exposed by Assange and many others.

Again, this doesn’t justify the Russian invasion, but it’s important to note that facts about tensions that have been boiling for quite some time have been omitted.

War and geopolitical issues are always followed by propaganda campaigns by governments to influence the perception of their own citizenry. The screenshot below is a great example. This is an unfortunate part of our reality, and the most horrendous atrocities have always been committed and disguised as a noble action.

Stella Moris, partner of Julian Assange and mother to his two boys explains,

“Julian was just doing his job, which was to publish the truth about wrongdoing. His loyalty is the same as that which all journalists should have: to the public. Not to the spy agencies of a foreign power. He published evidence that the country that is trying to extradite him committed war crimes and covered them up; that it committed gross violations that killed tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children; that it tortured and rendered; that it bombed children, had death squads, and murdered Reuters journalists in cold blood; that it bribed foreign officials and bullied less powerful countries into harming their own citizens, and that it also corrupted allied nations’ judicial inquiries into US wrongdoing.”

Stella Moris

The US alone has displaced between 38 and 60 million people across eight countries since 2001. Keep this in mind the next time you hear US government officials pledge to defend “international law,” “human rights,” or “sovereignty and territorial integrity” abroad, or any government for that matter.

There is ongoing conflict on this planet almost at all times, the US-Saudi led war in Yemen has killed nearly half a million people and more than 20 million are facing famine.

Making Sense of War Is Difficult

These days it’s nearly impossible to decipher what’s actually happening, but does it really matter? Innocent people have become the sacrifice of governments who seem to enjoy playing their war games. When it comes to the Russian Ukraine conflict, we are only presented with one side from legacy media, while all other perspectives, whether legit or not, are deemed a “conspiracy theory” or, in this case, “Russian propaganda.”

We saw the same thing with COVID. Thousands of doctors and scientists were censored on social media platforms, including the British Medical Journal, as well as ridiculed by legacy media for presenting evidence calling into question government measures like lockdowns and vaccine mandates.

An open, balanced, and grounded discussion is never had. Opposing points are never addressed, and dialogue is not welcome. You’re not allowed to ask questions about COVID in the same way you’re not allowed to question the mainstream narrative with regards to what’s happening in Ukraine. If you are, you’re condemned for it.

Is this a slippery slope? Have we created an unsafe space for meaningful dialogue? What will the effects be of the continued shutdown of dialogue?

This underlying cultural theme is why people like Julian Assange are in jail – and suffering. This is why the US Department of Homeland Security has stated that sharing “misinformation” online may be considered domestic terrorism. The only issue is, they (the US government) are the ones acting as ‘the ministry of truth.’

A few days ago Saudi Arabia executed 81 people for having “deviant beliefs.”

Ben Wizner, Director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, American Civil Liberties Union, explains with regards to Assange,

“For the first time in the history of our country, the government has brought criminal charges against a publisher for the publication of truthful information…It establishes a dangerous precedent that can be used to target all news organizations that hold the government accountable by publishing its secrets. And it’s equally dangerous for U.S. journalists who uncover the secrets of other nations.

Ben Wizner, Director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project

Seeking truth threatens the power and control governments and corporations continue to grasp day by day. What we see today is the justification of unethical actions that are deemed by government to be justified for the good of the world. This requires massive propaganda campaigns to convince a large portion of the citizenry to obey, and stigmatize those who don’t.

“National Security” has become a term used to justify secrecy on virtually anything that threatens the power, control, and reputation of governments and organizations that are tasked with looking out for humanity’s best interests.

What’s The Solution?

It’s high time citizens of the world refuse to get caught up in the back and forth banter of what’s happening, what’s right and what’s wrong. This doesn’t mean running away from truth-seeking, but instead seeking a different and more balanced conversation on the grounds of good faith. It means being ok with the idea that the “popular” narrative and the one presented to us by our “leaders” may not be the only one.

The world is growing tired of people being divided on both sides of a crisis to the point where relationships with friends and family are ending because we cannot find comfortable ways to discuss ideas.

At the heart of any meaningful action in our world is our ability to make sense of reality and unite on a direction. The problem we face in sensemaking is breaking down as we are shutting out a balanced inquiry and pretending that anyone who opposes an idea in the mainstream is just operating off of ‘misinformation.’

We need to unite in something where most of us agree, allowing and giving governments the power to kill innocent people should not be tolerable. It’s not fair that innocent people continue to suffer with regard to complications that have nothing to do with them. I’m not sure what the solution is. A massive shift in consciousness is needed on this planet, and that shift needs to happen in those who “govern” us and seem to desire more power and control. At the same time, an “us versus them” mentality also seems useless.

SOURCE: The Pulse

Fusion Centers Target The Homeless, Substance Abusers, Protesters And More

A damning report on the Maine Information Analysis Center (MIAC), or fusion center, reveals just how intertwined corporate and government surveillance of the public has become.

Fusion centers are notoriously secretive about public surveillance and what little we know can be summed up thusly:

“official secrecy, moreover, cloaks fusion centers, so what little public information is available on a particular fusion center rarely provides much detail on its unique profile.”

The MIAC Shadow Report reveals how law enforcement goes out of their way to hide who’s actually in charge of public surveillance, and it is pre-occupied with people committing conventional crimes.

The report begins by revealing what many of us already knew or suspected: fusion centers have been and continue to surveil protesters and activists.

“Fusion centers are the nerve system of mass criminalization” the report warns. A major concern of the authors is how fusion centers use private corporations to conduct secret facial recognition and social media surveillance of “people of interest” and warns that self-governing fusion centers are fraught with peril.

Despite there being a statewide ban of using facial recognition to ID innocent people in Maine there is evidence MIAC uses data brokers to do an end-run around privacy bans.

“This legislation bans the use of the technology in most areas of government and strictly limits its use by law enforcement.9 In our review of BlueLeaks documents, we found documents that raise questions about the MIAC’s use of private data brokers and ability to analyze cell phone data. These systems, like the recently regulated facial recognition technology, also pose existential threats to privacy and other basic rights.”

The report also found that fusion centers are being used to surveil the homeless, including people with mental illnesses and substance abuse.

It appears that the majority of what fusion centers do is ID “suspicious people, people of interest, suspects, missing persons, and wanted people.”

“The majority of MIAC documents concern the sharing of criminal information. Two-thirds of the BlueLeaks documents definitely shared by the MIAC—939 of 1,382—are (1) requests to identify a suspect or a wanted person, locate a person of interest or missing person, or provide information about possible crimes or suspicious circumstances or (2) bulletins and reports on specific incidents, cases, or individuals considered relevant to law enforcement but not directly connected to a criminal investigation by a police agency in Maine.”

Supermarkets, gas stations, utility companies, universities and hospitals receive daily “civil unrest” bulletins

The report reveals that fusion centers send daily intelligence (civil unrest) reports to 4,526 registered users in Maine. The reports focus on protests and political violence, lumping together subjects like “civil unrest,” “extremism,” and “terrorism.”

“This expansive list includes law enforcement officers and intelligence officials from across Maine, the New England Region, and across the country. It extends beyond law enforcement and intelligence to other government officials such as Department of Motor Vehicles personnel and school superintendents. The MIAC’s reach extends outside of the public sector. Many large corporations receive MIAC products, including Avangrid, Hannaford’s, ExxonMobile, and Bath Iron Works. Civil society organizations and nonprofits are also involved, such as universities, hospitals, and even special interest groups. The president of the Maine Chamber of Commerce, for example, is a registered user of the MIAC but, in contrast, there are no representatives from organized labor listed.”

The report also revealed that fusion centers are monitoring people who commit property crimes or shoplifting and sends daily reports to businesses.

“Private firms also access documents. The most prolific private sector reader of MIAC reports is the Auburn Mall. Auburn, along with neighboring Lewiston, are the twin cities of Maine. They are post-industrial mill towns, which have not yet been gentrified. They contain the four highest poverty census tracts in the state. The opioid epidemic has devastated this region. Mall security at the Auburn Mall mostly reads documents on persons who have been arrested for opioid use and shoplifting.”

The Maine Beacon warns that “counterterrorism has morphed into supercharged policing of drug, and property crimes,” and says “This is public-private surveillance.”

How easy is it for police officers to use fusion centers to secretly collect information on an innocent person?

MIAC, like fusion centers everywhere “can acquire and retain information that is unrelated to a specific criminal or public safety threat, as long as it determines that such information is useful.” As the report states, “the policy provides no definitions or standards for determining when information is useful in the administration of public safety.”

Let that sink in for a moment; fusion centers can basically spy on anyone, even if they are not a “public safety threat” as long as a police officer determines that the information they collect on a person is useful!

The report also revealed that fusion centers are “acquiring, retaining and sharing information about individuals and organizations based solely on their religious, political, or social views or activities.”

Fusion centers commonly send “situational awareness bulletins” to police departments about a person’s mental illness, saying these types of disclosures are common.

The report also reveals how police departments and the Rand Corporation create “strategic subject and HEAT lists” of anyone police think could commit a future crime[s].

Fusion Centers use TransUnion to secretly monitor people’s social media

“Documents received in response to FOAA requests provide evidence that the MIAC currently uses commercial databases as part of its investigations. For example, one heavily redacted record shows a TransUnion report on a redacted individual, which provides information on jobs, emails, usernames, aliases, and numerous social media profiles and internet sites.118 Another document traces a case that begins with a citizen report of “violent politically motivated rhetoric on Facebook” and leads immediately to a request to “begin to look into this individual” by a MIAC staffer. A case number and record are then created, and multiple reports are completed, including a “TLO (Comprehensive and Social Media)” report.”

The report proves that fusion centers are using data brokers to routinely collect highly sensitive personal information on people without a warrant.

“The TLO document also contains the report itself, which includes information on bankruptcies, liens, properties, corporate affiliations, and other information which is fully redacted and cannot be identified.”

“MIAC routinely monitors social media accounts and/or conducts background checks on individuals associated with lawful public protests, frequently citing a pretextual criminal offense (subjects may litter during the protest, for example) to justify the collection. MIAC then retains all the data collected even after finding no indication of a threat, hazard, or criminal activity.”

Last week The Intercept reported that the state of New York wants to spend millions to create a statewide fusion center-run social media surveillance network.

“New York’s governor, Kathy Hochul, unveiled details of her own policing initiatives to crack down on gun crime — but hardly anyone seemed to notice. Embedded within the dozen bills and hundreds of line items that make up her plan for next year’s state budget, Hochul’s administration has proposed tens of millions of dollars and several new initiatives to expand state policing and investigative power, including agencies’ ability to surveil New Yorkers and gather intelligence on people not yet suspected of breaking the law.”

According to the MIAC report, fusion centers can use a “possible threat, crime analysis” or essentially any reason to justify spying on a person’s social media accounts. Using fusion centers to ID and surveil homeless people and juveniles is horrifying, as “we do not know what happens to these individuals when they become subjects of the MIAC intelligence reports.”

As is typical of fusion center research, searching for “fusion centers and crime analysis” returned vague results, as evidenced by this gem from DHS’s Fusion Center Fact Sheet: “Fusion centers conduct analysis and facilitate information sharing, assisting law enforcement and homeland security partners in preventing, protecting against, and responding to crime and terrorism.”

The closest and most disturbing definition of ”fusion centers and crime analysis” can be found in the Bureau of Justices “Fusion Center Guidelines: Developing and Sharing Information and Intelligence in a New Era” report.

“The goal is to rapidly identify emerging threats; support multidisciplinary, proactive, and community-focused problem-solving activities; support predictive analysis capabilities; and improve the delivery of emergency and nonemergency services.” (page 13.)

What does that mean? It means fusion centers are guessing or predicting that someone could be a threat to the homeland or one of a possible 23 different types of violent extremists.

There is a disturbing link between fusion centers and mass incarceration.

“In addition to the previously discussed role of the MIAC in monitoring racial justice protests and the over-policing of the crimes of poverty, the MIAC records published with BlueLeaks include documents produced by the MIAC and ‘passed through’ from other agencies that concern unhoused people, undocumented people, and youths running away from home or the juvenile justice system.”

It is not hard to see how a person of color, a homeless person or a substance abuser could receive a harsher sentence simply because a fusion center has a secret file on them.

Now is the time to press our leaders and politicians to put an end to fusion centers, the need to keep them going has long since passed. (Twenty-one years and counting since 9/11.)

Allowing 79 fusion centers to use corporations and data brokers to collect massive amounts of personal information on anyone for any reason has and will continue to come at a high cost to our freedom.

Source: MassPrivateI Blog

House Republicans Drag Obama White House Into Hunter Biden Scandal

Carmine Sabia
April 2, 2022

OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author’s opinion.

Republicans are demanding access to the communication records of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, between him and the Obama White House.

This week, several Republican members of the House Oversight Committee penned a letter and sent it to the Biden Administration demanding they be given access to any and all communication records between Hunter and the Obama White House, The Epoch Times reported.

In the letter the Republicans saiud that Hunter must be investigated now, amid concerns that “he is continuing to profit off” his father’s name.

“Hunter Biden’s connections throughout the Russian sphere of influence have now become especially relevant in the fast-moving and developing Russian war in Ukraine,” the Republicans on the House Oversight Committee said.

“Hunter Biden’s dealings have not gone unnoticed, and a Department of Justice (DOJ) probe begun under the Obama Administration has expanded to include a wide variety of potential violations and crimes. According to theNew York Times, Hunter Biden is currently under investigation by DOJ for possible violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and possible criminal tax evasion and money laundering.

“Given Hunter Biden’s foreign business relationships in Ukraine and Russia and the current international landscape, we are concerned about whether Hunter Biden continues to profit off his status as President Biden’s son as well as whether foreign adversaries may be attempting to exploit questionable business dealings. NARA may possess documents relevant to this investigation from then-Vice President Biden’s tenure,” they said.

The letter calls out Joe Biden and accuses him of lying about his involvement in Hunter’s business dealings. The lawmakers said that “the evidence is now clear” that he wasn’t just aware, he was likely involved.

They are even more concerned because Russian President Vladimir Putin included Hunter in his list of Americans that he sanctioned.

“While then-Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden stated that “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” this appears not to be true. The evidence is now clear that not only did Joe Biden talk to his son about his overseas business dealings, but he also met with his son’s associates. The misleading statements by President Biden are even more troubling now that Russia has singled out Hunter Biden on its sanctions list instead of any of the other Biden children,” the lawmakers said.

The Biden family has for decades profited from Joe Biden’s positions of public trust. Hunter Biden has particularly benefitted from his father’s success in politics, from managing a Ukrainian energy conglomerate, to selling cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to connecting his father to Kazakhstani oil oligarchs, and preventing a Romanian real estate tycoon’s conviction for bribery charges,” they said.

They requested:

  1. All documents and communications between the Executive Office of the President or Office of the Vice President and members or associates of the Biden family referring or relating to Russia or Ukraine from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017;
  2. All documents and communications from or within the Executive Office of the President or Office of the Vice President referring to Elena Baturina or Yuri Luzhkovfrom January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017;
  3. All documents and communications in the custody of NARA referring or relating to Hunter Biden and Ukraine or Hunter Biden and Russia; and
  4. All documents and communications between then-Vice President Biden’s office and any State Department employee referring or relating to Hunter Biden and his business dealings in Russia and/or Ukraine.

“White House communications director Kate Bedingfield on Thursday said that Biden was telling the truth in a late 2020 presidential debate that Hunter Biden didn’t make money in China or in other overseas business deals,” The Epoch Times said.

“We absolutely stand by the president’s comment,” she said. “And I would point you to the reporting on this, which referenced statements that we made at the time, that we gave to The Washington Post, who worked on this story. But as you know, I don’t speak for Hunter Biden so there’s not more I can say on that.”

“The Culture in Washington Is Corrupt” – Popular Rep. Madison Cawthorn Releases Statement following His Allegations of Coke and Orgies in DC

Jim Hoft
Published April 2, 2022

Madison Cawthorn recently sat down for an interview where he discussed being invited to orgies by DC elites.

Cawthorn did not name names.  He did not implicate Republican lawmakers.

He said something we all already knew — That Washington DC is full of corrupt perverts and that he was invited to orgies and cocaine parties.

Madison declined the invitation.
No wonder the elites hate Madison Cawthorn. He won’t play their games.

Following his interview and his open discussion on the perversion in Washington DC, House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy DID NOT ask for an investigation into the DC perversion.

Instead, GOP Leader McCarthy met with Madison Cawthorn and told him he needs to turn his life around or “there will be consequences.”

Once again, Kevin McCarthy played right into the Democrat Party’s hand. He has a habit of doing this. It’s almost like he’s on their side? Weird.

On Saturday Rep. Madison Cawthorne released a statement on his controversial interview.

Cawthorn stuck to his guns saying, “The culture in Washington is corrupt.  Human nature is fallen.  Compromising activities occur because when other people can place you in compromising positions, they control you.”

Madison did not apologize.

Maybe Madison Cawthorn should be GOP Leader?

Trump Demands His Reputation Back after FEC Fines Hillary, DNC over Russia Collusion Hoax


Roberto Wakerell-Cruz

Former President Donald Trump released a statement following the FEC’s announcement that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC violated election rules in 2016 to “to try and take down and illegally destroy your favorite President, me.”

Trump wrote in the statement, which was released on Thursday: “Breaking News: Wow! Just out that the 2016 Clinton Campaign and the DNC paid the FEC today for violating the law by failing to disclose that their payments for ‘legal advice and services’ to law firm Perkins Coie was, in fact, a guise to hire numerous companies, all of whom are now named Defendants in my lawsuit, to try and take down and illegally destroy your favorite President, me.”

He continued: “This was done to create, as I have stated many times, and is now confirmed, a Hoax funded by the DNC and the Clinton Campaign. This corruption is only beginning to be revealed, is un-American, and must never be allowed to happen again. Where do I go to get my reputation back?”

The FEC said on Wednesday that the DNC and Clinton both violated rules on describing payments that were funneled through their law firm to the opposition research firm Fusion GPS.

Between the two entities, a combined $1,024,407.97 was paid to law firm Perkins Coie for Fusion GPS’ information, with the party and campaign claiming that the payment was for legal services, not opposition research.

The DNC’s $849,407.97 and the Clinton campaign’s $175,000 payments reportedly covered Fusion GPS’ opposition research on the dossier.

The memo from the FEC reportedly said that both the campaign and the party claimed they were correct in saying their payments went to “legal advice and services” because it was Perkins Coie that hired Fusion GPS.

The agency has stated that the law is clear, and that it was violated.

“Solely for the purpose of settling this matter expeditiously and to avoid further legal costs, respondent[s] does not concede, but will not further contest the commission’s finding of probable cause to proceed” with the probe, said the FEC.

The FEC said in a memo sent to the Coolidge Reagan Foundation, which filed their complaint more than three years ago, that they fined the Clinton campaign treasurer $8,000, and the DNC’s treasurer $105,000. The memo is set to be released to the public next month.

The complaint over Hillary’s fake dossier, which was never denied by both camps, was filed by the Coolidge Reagan Foundation three years ago. Democrats and leftist media used the fake dossier to accuse the Trump administration of collaborating with foreign agents to influence the 2016 presidential election, which saw Trump as the victor.

But it was the Clinton campaign that paid for the dossier to be created, which was then used to smear Trump, through law firm Perkins Coie.

FEC Fines DNC and Hillary Clinton For Lying About Funding of Debunked Russia Dossier

Cristina Laila
March 30, 2022

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) fined the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for lying about funding the fake Russia dossier.

Recall, Hillary Clinton’s camp and the DNC were hit with two lawsuits back in 2017 and 2018.

An FEC complaint was filed in October 2017 against the Clinton campaign and the DNC for violating campaign finance law because they failed to disclose payments for the Russian Dossier.

In 2018, Hillary Clinton and the DNC were accused of using state chapters as strawmen to launder $84 million in an effort to evade campaign donation limits and the Federal Election Commission ignored complaints exposing this corruption.

The FEC fined Clinton and said her campaign violated the rules because they failed to disclose payments funneled to Fusion GPS through DNC law firm Perkins Coie.

The Washington Examiner reported:

The Federal Election Commission has fined the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for lying about the funding of the infamous, and discredited, Russian “dossier” used in a smear attempt against Donald Trump weeks before he shocked the world with his 2016 presidential victory.

The election agency said that Clinton and the DNC violated strict rules on describing expenditures of payments funneled to the opposition research firm Fusion GPS through their law firm.

A combined $1,024,407.97 was paid by the treasurers of the DNC and Clinton campaign to law firm Perkins Coie for Fusion GPS’s information, and the party and campaign hid the reason, claiming it was for legal services, not opposition research.

Instead, the DNC’s $849,407.97 and the Clinton campaign’s $175,000 covered Fusion GPS’s opposition research on the dossier, a basis for the so-called “Russia hoax” that dogged Trump’s first term.

The memo said that the Clinton campaign and DNC argued that they were correct in describing their payment as for “legal advice and services” because it was Perkins Coie that hired Fusion GPS. But the agency said the law is clear and was violated.

It added that neither the campaign nor the party conceded to lying but won’t contest the finding. “Solely for the purpose of settling this matter expeditiously and to avoid further legal costs, respondent[s] does not concede, but will not further contest the commission’s finding of probable cause to proceed” with the probe, said the FEC.

The FEC, in a memo to the Coolidge Reagan Foundation, which filed its complaint over three years ago, said it fined Clinton’s treasurer $8,000 and the DNC’s treasurer $105,000.

The memo, shared with Secrets, is to be made public in a month.

Jussie Smollett to Be Released from Jail on Bond

Madeleine Hubbard
March 16th, 2022

Jussie Smollett will be released from the Cook County jail on orders from court as the actor appeals his conviction of lying to Chicago police about a homophobic and racist attack.

Smollett was sentenced last week to 150 days in jail and 30 months of probation for his crimes. The judge slammed the actor as “profoundly arrogant, selfish and narcissistic” for faking the attack.

Smollett’s attorneys filed an appeal to overturn his sentence. The appeals court ordered that he post $150,000 in a personal recognizance bond before going free as the appeal is pending, The Associated Press reported.

Smollett’s attorneys argued their client would have completed his sentence by the time the court made a decision on the appeal. They also said Smollett would be in physical danger if he remained in jail.

Smollett was convicted in December on five felony disorderly conduct charges related to the hate crime hoax.

The former “Empire” actor filed a police report in January 2019 claiming that while he was out getting a Subway sandwich in Chicago in the middle of one of the coldest nights of the year, two men wearing MAGA gear assaulted him in a racist and homophobic attack. 

Police later discovered that he paid two Nigerian immigrant brothers to stage the attack.

Immediately after his sentence, Smollett raised his fist and screamed about his innocence in the courtroom.

“I am not suicidal and I am innocent. I could have said that I was guilty a long time ago,” he yelled as deputy sheriffs led him off to begin his 150-day sentence.

As Americans Go Broke Paying for Gas, Congress Quietly Increased Pay by a Whopping 21 Percent

By Matt Agorist

Since March of 2020, Americans and the world alike have watched from the sidelines as power-hungry politicians have ushered in draconian lockdowns, shutdowns, police state measures and brought the economy to its knees. While governments around the planet used their central banks to devalue their currencies by printing money to fund their tyranny, the US led the way down this road to fiscal horror.

Thanks to the trillions of dollars the Federal Reserve has printed over the last two years, America is currently in an inflation crisis. One need only look at the price of groceries and gas over the last two years to realize just how bad of a crisis we are currently experiencing.

As the Biden Administration blames high prices on greedy industries and “Russia bad,” this is little more than a distraction from the actual perpetrator. Nevertheless, the left continues to attribute soaring costs on businesses making “too much profit.”

While these corporations are not innocent in this debacle, the role of America’s central bank is far more insidious. As government spending has skyrocketed over the last two years, they have financed their massive expenditures by stealing value from your savings by printing more money through the central bank.

Instead of reining in their spending and trying to quell this fiscal nightmare facing the United States, Congress decided the solution to the problem is giving themselves more money — an historic amount more — and they are patting themselves on the back for it, too.

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), released a statement this month in which they literally applauded a massive 21 percent increase in pay for their offices. Not since 1996 has Congress passed such a monumental increase.

Naturally, this 21 percent raise was tucked neatly away in the $1.5 trillion spending bill somewhere inside the 2,700 pages that not a single member of Congress read.

Worry not, however, as we are told by Hoyer and Jeffries that this 21 percent increase is needed to “promote a more diverse workforce” and help in “retaining the best and brightest to help us serve our constituents.”

According to the congressmen, they have been unable to retain employees for longer than three years as those employees quickly leave for the private sector after that time. Lawmakers claim that paying them more will stop this attrition, but history tells us it won’t do a thing.

The phenomenon of government employees abandoning their jobs for the private sector happens so often that there is a term for it. It’s called the “revolving door.” No matter how much you pay a government official, the temptation to exploit the connections made while inside the system is too great, and hundreds of politicians and bureaucrats alike flock from First Street to K Street.

The promise of a lucrative job in the private sector is incredibly influential to staffers and politicians alike. Public officials-turned-lobbyists have access to lawmakers and insider relationships that are not available to others. And, that access can be sold to the highest bidder among industries seeking to lobby.

This is not a secret nor a conspiracy theory. This revolving door is one of the main drivers of corruption and the reason why corporations push through laws, not we the people.

This is why Congress can vote themselves millions more dollars a month as Joe Sixpack struggles to fill up his car to go to work.

Even more insidious is the fact that the US is in the midst of a debt crisis and their only solution to it seems to be printing more money to fund their extravagant budgets.

However, when you print more money it means there are more dollars chasing the same amount of goods and services, which causes prices to rise like we are currently seeing. In just the past three fiscal years, federal spending has swollen to nearly $7 trillion a year, up from about $4.4 trillion in fiscal year 2019. Spending was $6.6 trillion in 2020, and $6.8 trillion in 2021.

If we want to put this into perspective, we can take a look at the monetary supply at the beginning of 2020, which showed just $4.0192 trillion in circulation. By January 2021, that number had jumped up to $6.7 trillion — but this was only the beginning.

By November of last year, that number climbed to $20.354 trillion dollars in circulation — meaning that since January 2020, the United States has printed nearly 80% of all US dollars in existence. 

This is according to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and not some conspiracy theory either. See the chart below.

Not coincidentally, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which tracks the cost of everyday items has seen a similar increase. It’s shot up a whopping 7 percent over the past year, the biggest increase in almost 40 years. Gas is up by almost 100 percent, beef is up 40 percent and furniture by 11 percent.

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But fret not America, Congress is helping to promote a more “diverse workforce” to get us out of this mess and it will only cost your children’s children another $1.5 trillion. If expensive gas is hurting your pocketbook, just buy an electric vehicle.

Pete Buttigieg suggests people should buy an electric vehicle if they are worried about high gas prices. pic.twitter.com/ioqKoWzcnF

Source: The Free Thought Project

Nonconforming Gays Defy LGBT Lobby Campaign to Stigmatize Fla. Parents’ Rights Bill, Bully Disney

Natalia Mittelstadt
March 11, 2022

As LGBTQ activists are mobilizing with media and celebrity allies to define Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill as the “Don’t Say Gay bill,” politically nonconforming gays are standing up for community rights to shield students in grades K-3 from inculcation with woke sexual and gender identity narratives.

On Tuesday, Florida Democratic state Sen. Gary Farmer of Broward County tweeted a picture of himself with tape over his mouth and the word ‘gay’ written on it.

“Florida’s #DontSayGay bill is a cruel attempt to erase LGBTQ+ children and families in our communities,” Farmer wrote. “I will not back down from fighting to protect children and families in our state from this unwarranted hate! #LetFreeFloridaSayGay.”

Gay conservative commentator Dave Rubin, who recently moved to Florida from California, retweeted the senator’s post on Wednesday.

“Hi Senator,” began the BlazeTV podcast host. “As a new Floridian I’d love to have you on my show to discuss why you want a state employee to talk to a 1st grader about sexuality and then be able to hide that conversation from the child’s parents. Let me know when you’re available!”

On Thursday’s episode of “The Rubin Report” podcast, Rubin criticized the media, Democrats, and celebrities for their characterization of the Parental Rights in Education bill.

“This ‘Don’t Say Gay’ thing — it’s completely ridiculous,” said Rubin. “The media has lied, as they lie about absolutely everything else.”

He played clips of Florida state legislators and a CNN reporter criticizing the bill as anti-LGBT.

Rubin discussed the main features of the bill, including provisions which would:

  • require schools to notify parents of changes to the health or wellbeing of their child;
  • prohibit schools from encouraging the withholding of information from parents about their child’s health unless it may result in abuse;
  • prevent classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in grades K-3;
  • allow parents to access their child’s student and health records;
  • let parents refuse school healthcare services;
  • and require parental permission for health screenings.

“Imagine saying to a first grader, ‘Talk to me about your feelings about sexual identity, or your gender’ or any of that stuff,” Rubin said. “It’s absolutely psychotic, we all know it is, but the media just lies and lies about everything.”

Retweeting “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill’s tweet repeating the word ‘gay’ multiple times with a rainbow emoji, Rubin responded with a clip from his podcast explaining the bill, saying, “Here’s what’s actually in the bill, Mark. PS: The Force is weak with you.”

The pro-LGBT Log Cabin Republicans celebrated the passage of the bill. “This is a victory for parents rights in their kids’ education and a loss for the media and the Left, from Biden on down, who spent weeks lying and spreading misinformation about this bill,” President Charles Moran said in a statement Tuesday. “There is nothing ‘anti-gay’ about prohibiting Leftist teachers from indoctrinating children as young as five with sexual and gender identity theories in the classroom. Democrats know they are on track to lose power in November and were desperate to change the subject to a culture war built on a lie.

“Log Cabin is proud to have supported this bill and worked with our partners in the state legislature to get it over the finish line, and we will continue to support common sense efforts to remove Woke ideology from the classroom and strengthen parents rights in education.”

#WalkAway campaign founder Brandon Straka, a gay former liberal, took aim at what he views as the LGBT lobby’s misrepresentation of the bill. “The despicable liars who control & profit from the LGBT Oppression Industry have named a FL bill the ‘#DontSayGay’ Bill,” he tweeted, “knowing most LGBT ppl will never read it.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) was confronted by a journalist on Monday who noted that critics called the bill the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

“Does it say that in the bill?” the governor fired back. “I’m asking you to tell me what’s in the bill because you are pushing false narratives. It doesn’t matter what critics say.”

When the journalist claimed that the bill bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity, DeSantis noted that it was for young children.

“The idea that you wouldn’t be honest about that, and tell people what it actually says, it’s why people don’t trust people like you because you peddle false narratives,” he said. “And so we disabuse you of those narratives. And we’re gonna make sure that parents are able to send their kid to kindergarten without having some of this stuff injected into their school curriculum.”

The Walt Disney Company, which employs thousands of workers in Florida at its Orlando resort, initially declined to take a stance on the bill, but has since reversed itself after facing left-wing backlash.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek had a call with DeSantis on Wednesday regarding the bill and plans to meet with the governor to discuss his concerns, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Chapek announced Wednesday that Disney was pledging $5 million to the Human Rights Campaign and other LGBT rights groups. However, the lobbying organization rejected the donation, condemning the entertainment company’s initial neutrality on the bill as a “regrettable” choice “to stay silent amid political attacks against LGBTQ+ families in Florida,” reported show business bible Variety, embracing LGBTQ activists’ pejorative label for the legislation.

Former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell tweeted on Wednesday, “Why is Bob Chapek from @WaltDisneyCo advocating for teaching kindergarteners sex education?”