US prosecutors said weighing charges against WikiLeaks, Julian Assange

WASHINGTON — Two media reports say US prosecutors are preparing or closely considering charges against the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, including its founder Julian Assange, for revealing sensitive government secrets.

CNN reported Thursday that authorities are preparing to seek Assange’s arrest. The Washington Post reported prosecutors are weighing charges against the organization’s members after the Obama-era Justice Department declined to do so.

Possible charges include conspiracy, theft of government property and violating the Espionage Act, the newspaper said, though any charges would need approval from high-ranking officials in the Justice Department.

The move comes after WikiLeaks last month released nearly 8,000 documents that it says reveal secrets about the CIA’s cyberespionage tools for breaking into computers, cellphones and even smart TVs. It previously published 250,000 State Department cables and embarrassed the US military with hundreds of thousands of logs from Iraq and Afghanistan.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo last week denounced the group as a “hostile intelligence service” and a threat to US national security. And Attorney General Jeff Sessions told reporters Thursday that Assange’s arrest is a priority as the Justice Department steps up efforts to prosecute people who leak classified information to the media.

“We’ve already begun to step up our efforts and whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail,” Sessions said.

Their condemnation of WikiLeaks differed sharply from President Donald Trump’s past praise of the organization. Before last year’s election, Trump said he was happy to see WikiLeaks publish private, politically damaging emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta. He was less thrilled about the release of CIA tactics, which the White House said was different because it involved information about secretive national security tools.

The Post reported that it wasn’t clear whether prosecutors are also looking at WikiLeaks’ role in the Podesta case.

Assange’s attorney, Barry Pollack, told The Associated Press authorities have not apprised him of the status of their investigation.

Assange, an Australian, has resided the last four years in Ecuador’s embassy in London. He received political asylum after skipping bail to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted over a rape allegation. Ecuador’s recently elected presidential candidate has promised to continue to harbor Assange, allowing him to avoid arrest.

Assange has said WikiLeaks acts in the name of liberty and privacy. The Post reported that Justice officials in the Obama administration believed prosecuting WikiLeaks would be similar to prosecuting a news organization for publishing classified information, but they did not formally close the case.

“The Department of Justice should not be treating the publication of truthful information as a reason for a criminal investigation of the publisher,” Pollack said. “Democracy has always depended on journalists being able to inform the public of what their government is doing.”

But Pompeo said WikiLeaks’ activity went beyond the First Amendment, alleging the group was involved in obtaining secret material, rather than just reporting information leaked to it.

WikiLeaks “directed Chelsea Manning to intercept specific secret information,” Pompeo said last week, according to CNN, referring to the case of the former Army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking the hundreds of thousands of documents that made WikiLeaks a household name. “And it overwhelmingly focuses on the United States.”

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Trump raps Iran for violating ‘spirit’ of nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran is failing to fulfill the “spirit” of its nuclear deal with world powers, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, setting an ominous tone for his forthcoming decision about whether to pull the US out of the landmark agreement.

As he often had during the president campaign, Trump ripped into the deal struck by Iran, the US and other world powers in 2015 and said “it shouldn’t have been signed.” Yet he pointedly stopped short of telegraphing whether or not the US would stay in.

“They are not living up to the spirit of the agreement, I can tell you that,” Trump said of the Iranians, though he did not mention any specific violations. Earlier this week, the administration certified to Congress than Iran was complying — at least technically — with the terms of the deal, clearing the way for Iran to continue enjoying sanctions relief in the near term.

In a news conference alongside Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni, Trump also said:

— The US is committed to a strong Europe, though he didn’t say directly whether he prefers that the European Union stay intact.

— He sees no military role for the US in stabilizing Libya.

— It’s possible he may soon be able to strike deals with Congress on both health care and funding legislation to head off a government shutdown.

On Iran, Trump and his top officials have been walking a narrow line as they seek to show an aggressive stance. While disparaging the nuclear deal and accusing Iran of fomenting violence and terrorism throughout the Middle East, Trump has avoided committing to abandoning the agreement, a move that would be staunchly opposed by US businesses and European allies.

President Donald Trump meets with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (AP/Susan Walsh)

Yet the president seems keenly aware that his indecisiveness about the deal’s future is a step back from his campaign declaration that as president he would rip it up or renegotiate.

He said of Iran, “I think they are doing a tremendous disservice to an agreement that was signed.”

Under the deal, brokered during the Obama administration, Iran agreed to roll back key aspects of its nuclear program in exchange for relief from certain economic sanctions. Critics have said it’s unfathomable that the US would grant sanctions relief to Tehran even as it continues testing ballistic missiles, violating human rights and supporting extremist groups elsewhere in the Middle East.

By design, the nuclear deal does not address those Western grievances, meaning Tehran can be in compliance even as it violates UN resolutions and remains a US-designated state sponsor of terrorism. The US has continued to punish Tehran for those activities with non-nuclear sanctions that also fall outside the purview of the deal.

Trump hasn’t given a timeline for when his administration’s review of Iran policy — including whether to stick with the deal — will be complete. But the US must decide next month whether to renew a waiver so that Iran can continue receiving sanctions relief.

The president joined Italian Premier Gentiloni for a White House news conference at a tense time for Europe, which was reeling anew from a deadly attack in Paris on Thursday ahead of a pivotal presidential vote in France on Sunday. The French election is being seen as a bellwether for whether the move toward nationalism and separation from the European Union, displayed by Britain’s move to leave the EU, will continue spreading to other European countries.

Trump didn’t specifically weigh in on the French election, nor would he say outright whether he supported countries staying in the EU. But he said a strong Europe is “very, very important” to the United States.

“We will help it be strong, and it’s very much to everybody’s advantage,” Trump said.

Weeks after he said he was moving on after a failed attempt in Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act, Trump said “there’s no give-up” and predicted a proposed GOP overhaul of Obama’s health care law was gaining popularity.

And, with a funding deadline looming to keep the government running, Trump said it was possible Congress would manage to accomplish it all next week or “shortly thereafter.”

“I think we’ll get both,” he said.

Grappling with other national security concerns, Trump said he did not see a role for the US in Libya, adding that the US “has right now enough roles.” Trump has criticized the Obama administration for a 2011 military intervention that he says created a power vacuum that led Libya to slip into chaos.

Trump also voiced optimism that the US had successfully enlisted China to try to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program.

“We don’t know whether or not they’re able to do that, but I have absolute confidence that he will be trying very, very hard,” Trump said, referring to Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Islamic State claims Paris attack that killed policeman

The Islamic State terror group said it was behind the shooting attack that killed a policeman and seriously injured two others on Thursday in Paris’s Champs-Elysees shopping district. The attacker was killed at the scene.

In a statement by the jihadists’ propaganda agency Amaq, the group gave a pseudonym for the shooter indicating he was Belgian.

“The perpetrator of the attack in Champs Elysee in central Paris is Abu Yussef the Belgian and he is one of the Islamic State’s fighters,” it said.

The claim of responsibility came unusually swiftly for the terror group, which has been losing territory in Iraq and Syria.

🇫🇷BREAKING| The first moments when the police opened the fire on the attack

The assailant, according to anonymous police sources, was a known terror suspect, having been flagged as an extremist.

French President Francois Hollande said the attack was “of a terrorist nature.” He promised “absolute vigilance” in the next two days ahead of presidential elections on Sunday and paid tribute to the policeman killed in the shooting as well as those injured.

French prosecutors have opened a terrorism investigation into the attack.

Paris police spokeswoman Johanna Primevert told The Associated Press that the attacker targeted police guarding the area, near the Franklin Roosevelt subway station at the center of the avenue popular with tourists.

French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said on BFM television that a man emerged from a car and opened fire on a police vehicle. A French government spokesman said the assailant was armed with an automatic firearm akin to a “war weapon.”

Reuters quoted a police source who said there were two assailants. The second attacker escaped, reports said, but Brandet said it was too early to say whether the attacker had an accomplice.

French presidential election candidates Marine Le Pen and Francois Fillon cancelled their campaign events scheduled for Friday in what would have been the last day of campaigning for candidates before the first round of voting in the presidential elections on Sunday.

Following the attack, police and soldiers sealed off the area around the Champs-Elysees, ordering tourists back into their hotels and blocking people from approaching the scene.

Firefighters and rescuers stand by the site of a shooting on the Champs Elysees in Paris on April 20, 2017. (AFP Photo/Franck Fife)

Emergency vehicles blocked the wide avenue, which cuts across central Paris between the Arc de Triomphe and the Tuileries Gardens, normally packed with cars and tourists, and subway stations in the area were closed off.

US President Donald Trump was quick to react to the incident, saying it appeared to be “another terrorist attack.”

“Our condolences from our country to the people of France,” Trump said during a press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. “It is a very, very terrible thing that’s going on in the world today, but it looks like another terrorist attack. What can you say? It just never ends. We have to be strong and we have to be vigilant and I have been saying it for a long time.”

A Paris resident said the gunfire sent scores of tourists fleeing into side streets. Badi Ftaiti, a Tunisian-born mason who has spent three decades in Paris, said the attack didn’t panic him.

But the 55-year-old said visitors to the city “were running, running… Some were crying. There were tens, maybe even hundreds of them.”

Police officers block the access to the Champs Elysees in Paris after a shooting on April 20, 2017. (AFP Photo/Franck Fife)

The incident came just two days after police arrested two men in southern Marseille with weapons and explosives who were suspected of preparing an attack to disrupt the first round of the election in three days.

France is in a state of emergency and at its highest possible level of alert since a string of terror attacks that began in 2015, which have killed over 230 people. The majority of those attacks had been claimed by the Islamic State.

Thousands of troops and armed police have been deployed to guard tourist hotspots such as the Champs-Elysees and other potential targets like government buildings and religious sites.

French police identify suspect in Champs-Elysees shooting attack

http://www.timesofisrael.com/french-police-raid-home-of-main-suspect-in-champs-elysees-attack/

 

French police officials said the chief suspect in a deadly shooting attack on police officers patrolling the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Thursday was a 39-year-old man from a suburb east of the French capital with a criminal past.

Police said they searched the home overnight Thursday-Friday of the man they suspect killed a police officer and wounded two others before being shot dead himself on the world-famous boulevard. A police document obtained by The Associated Press identifies the address searched in the town of Chelles as the family home of Karim Cheurfi, a 39-year-old with a police record.

Police tape surrounded the quiet, middle-class neighborhood early Friday, as worried neighbors expressed surprise at the searches.

Cheurfi was convicted of attacking a police officer in 2001, according to archive reports by French newspaper Le Parisien.

L’assaillant Karim Cheurfi avait déjà menacé de s’en prendre à des policiers . Il était dans les radars cc @France3tv

Earlier Thursday, police said Cheurfi was a known terror suspect.

French soldiers stand guard at the Arc de Triomphe near the Champs Elysees in Paris after a shooting on April 20, 2017. AFP/ THOMAS SAMSON)

Investigators said he emerged from a car and used an automatic weapon to shoot at officers outside a Marks & Spencer’s store at the center of the Champs-Elysees. Two police officers and a woman tourist were also wounded. He was shot dead in return fire while trying to flee on foot, just meters from the Arc de Triomphe.

Dramatic footage emerged after the attack showing police shooting at the assailant.

🇫🇷BREAKING| The first moments when the police opened the fire on the attack

Authorities were checking whether he had accomplices in the attack.

The Islamic State terror group had claimed responsibility for the attack and gave a pseudonym for the shooter, Abu Yussef al-Beljiki, indicating he was Belgian or had lived in Belgium.

The claim of responsibility came unusually swiftly for the group, which has been losing territory in Iraq and Syria.

Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said officers were “deliberately” targeted.

The attack came just three days before the first round of the presidential elections set for Sunday.

Islamic State group-inspired attacks have killed at least 235 people in France since January 2015, by far the largest casualty figure of any Western country. France remains under a state of emergency. Security has been especially high since Tuesday, when police said they thwarted a terror attack by arresting two men.

Police and soldiers sealed off the area after the attack, ordering tourists back into hotels and blocking people from approaching the scene.

A French soldier stands guard on the Champs Elysees in Paris after a shooting on April 20, 2017. (AFP / THOMAS SAMSON)

The gunfire also sent scores of tourists fleeing into side streets.

“They were running, running,” said 55-year-old Badi Ftaïti, who lives in the area. “Some were crying. There were tens, maybe even hundreds of them.”

A witness identified only as Ines told French television station BFM that she heard a shooting and saw a man’s body on the ground before police quickly evacuated the area where she works in a shop.

“People were running, bumping into each other and crashing into tables”, said a 39-year-old woman who had been dining in a restaurant off the boulevard bustling with visitors.

Nobody understood what was happening, “especially the foreign tourists,” said the woman who spoke on condition of anonymity.

“The waiters told us to get out the back of the restaurant, but there was no exit so we had to hide in a back courtyard,” she said, as the lights of dozens of emergency vehicles flashed.

The two-kilometer (1.2-mile) road that links the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde is lined with high-priced real estate, luxury shops and theaters.

Some took cover in restaurants or shops, others ran into cinemas to get off the strip that is nicknamed “the most beautiful avenue in the world.”

“I heard shots and I went to see what it was. I saw two bodies on the ground and people screaming, running everywhere,” said Mehdi, a communications consultant. “I was afraid. I left. I didn’t even pay the bill!”

The attack’s impact on the outcome of one of the most unpredictable election contests in decades is unclear, but far-right leader Marine Le Pen and scandal-hit conservative Francois Fillon immediately cancelled their campaign events on Friday.

The burst of violence and rush of police action left visitors bewildered, and saddened by the new reality of a steady threat of terror attacks in the French capital.

Isabel, a 34-year-old Australian tourist, was unable to reach her lodging because of the police lines.

“I just want to go home,” she said.

Teacher in Hot Water After Student Posts What She Wore to Class

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A middle school teacher in Boone County, West Virginia, wore clothing with a patch with the caption “Tuck Frump” pinned on the back in class, and now she’s under fire.

Cheryl Judy, a middle school art teacher at Sherman Junior and Senior high schools, apparently was using safety pins to attach a patch with the slogan on it to her jacket, and then showed the children in the classroom.

She said she only revealed the profane, anti-Trump apparel to six or eight students, and wasn’t thinking when she allowed one of them to take a picture of the shirt and post it on the Snapchat app.

“Without me thinking I said ‘Sure,’ and she didn’t post it to be mean or anything,” she said according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Then all hell broke loose.

The Washington Times reported massive social media backlash, with some people calling (rightly, in our opinion) for her resignation.

Superintendent Jeff Huffman has said that there will be a full investigation as soon as the school’s spring break ends.

“We expect professionalism with both conduct and appearance,” Mr. Huffman told WSAZ. “It seems to have caused a great amount of concern from around the area and around the nation, as we’ve received multiple phone calls today.”

Come on, folks. You know what the slogan is meant to make you think, so I’m not going to spoon-feed it to you. It’s an absolute outrage to even entertain the thought of wearing this clothing in a school, in front of students.

Wearing this shirt, she is forcing children to think of profanity. It doesn’t even have that much to do with President Donald Trump, here. Even if it weren’t a political issue, it’s just wrong.

She clearly has no concept of how to behave around children, and she needs to be removed from her job. Now.

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Supreme Court Sham

http://www.renegadetribune.com/supreme-court-sham/

 

The deluded masses that bask in the smoldering ruins of the California failed state cannot stroke their egos often enough with the bromide that their morally and fiscally bankrupt rubble-heap is at the forefront of national trends. The fact that these trends all lead straight to the ash-heap of history is of no concern to the sewage colored invaders, the mincing sodomites, and the brainwashed useful idiots who now populate this once pleasant land. One such trend that has escaped notice is that of Supreme Court appointments.

At the same moment that the cuckservatives nationwide are gloating about getting “their guy” appointed to the Supreme Court and can’t stop bloviating about “muh CONstitooshun,” the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court publicly announced in her State of the Judiciary address that the judicial branch is a farce. California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye was appointed to the bench by republican governor George Deukmejian, promoted to the Superior Court by republican governor Pete Wilson, promoted to the Court of Appeals by republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and finally appointed to the California Supreme Court by Schwarzenegger. So, what was the end result of all that republican “extreme vetting”?

The mystery meat Chief Priestess of the Cult of the CONstitution dons her ritualistic robe to put on a show of semitic sophistry that could make even a rabbi blush. In Kabbalafornia, enforcing the law means that the rule of law is under threat! Conveniently, the Chief Priestess fails to mention that the “threat” to the rule of law comes from the colonizing army of grasping, sullen brown aliens who will run riot if any attempt is made to stop White genocide.

Simply put, the rule of law means that we as a people are governed by laws and rules and not by a monarch.”

Nor should we be ruled by a kritarchy, like this black robed creature from the star chamber.

And I submit to you today that the rule of law is being challenged. We live in a time of civil rights unrest, eroding public trust in our institutions, economic anxiety, and unprecedented polarization.”

Could that “civil rights unrest” be because of the multi-cultural nightmare of incompatible, mutually hostile races living in unnatural proximity in the failed state of California? Could that “eroding public trust” result from the police state that’s needed to prevent the barely-contained “vibrant diversity” from exploding into open, rule-of-the-jungle anarchy? Could that “economic anxiety” have something to do with the endless supply of low-IQ, sewage colored welfare leeches that have parasitized the state? With the constant promotion and glorification of unthinking miscegenation, how could there be “unprecedented polarization”?

The Southern Poverty Law Center says that California is home to 79 different ethnic “hate groups”—more than any other state.”

Predictably, this feckless product of the anti-White agenda won’t mention any of the real problems that have already killed the walking corpse that is California. According to the (((SPLC))), there are only a paltry 79 ethnic hate groups in California that aren’t working for White genocide. All the rest get an (((SPLC))) pass.

But what happens when the rule of law fails? Let’s ask my in-laws, Jairo and Dorothy. Two of 120,000 American residents who were interned by the U.S. Government for four years by an executive order. They were labeled “hucksters and peddlers” and they were forced into camps where keys were thrown away for four years.”

Funny how this republican appointee to the highest court of the most degenerate state never screeched at us about the failing rule of law when “progressives” were issuing executive orders to flood our already inundated country with more worthless living fossils and Aztexican invaders.  Hucksterism and peddling must be family traits in the Cantil-Sakauye clan.

The rule of law failed again in 1882 when the United States passed an anti-immigration law, this time excluding Chinese, a law that wasn’t repealed until 1943.”

The most recent example of the failed rule of law that this disingenuous, unaccountable shill could muster was slanternment camps from over 70 years ago.  She follows that with an example that would be laughable if it hadn’t come from the sick mind of California’s top judge.  Apparently “the rule of law failed” when a law was enacted according to the correct legislative process under the CONstitution, signed by the President, withstood judicial scrutiny for 60 years, and made complete sense for a nation that at one time didn’t want to commit suicide. No mention of the illegal immigrant disaster that just two years ago left Kate Steinle murdered by an Aztexican welfare soldier, and 14 people dead as moose-limbs ran amok in San Bernardino.

So what happens when the rule of law stands strong? In California, you pass a law and the California Supreme Court interprets it so that Sergio Garcia, then an undocumented immigrant, can obtain a law license in California.”

In two short sentences, the depravity of the jewish agenda is bared for all to see. What “rule of law” did you think the mystery meat in the black robe was talking about? Surely not the CONstitution, right? Protocol Nine: “Above the existing laws without substantially altering them, and by merely twisting them into contradictions of interpretations, we have erected something grandiose in the way of results. These results found expression first in the fact the interpretations masked the laws: afterwards they hid them from the eyes of the governments owing to the impossibility of making anything out of the tangled web of legislation.”

However, we cannot continue to do this and provide justice that Californians need and deserve without adequate and stable funding. Inadequate funding and chronic underfunding of the courts is just one way a justice system can become unjust.”

After announcing Kabbalafornia’s policy of “rule of law by conspiring to undermine the law,” the Chief Hypocrite concludes with a resort to thinly veiled extortion. Pay up, suckers, or else things will get “unjust.”

There’s no prize for guessing how the latest kosher appointment to the US Supreme Court will turn out, with a history of clerking for sodomite rights enthusiast Justice Kennedy, being appointed by George W. Bush, and promoted to the highest court by Trump. To paraphrase California’s Chief Priestess of the CONstitution: I’m sure the celebrating cuckservatives will get plenty of that justice they need and deserve.


Quotations from: http://newsroom.courts.ca.gov/news/2017-state-of-the-judiciary

Pastors Advocating for Foster Children Caught Running Child Sex Trafficking Ring

http://www.renegadetribune.com/pastors-advocating-foster-children-caught-running-child-sex-trafficking-ring/
By Jack Burns

Toledo, OH — In 2016, the attention of much of the world was centered on a rumored sex trafficking scandal in Washington, DC known as “Pizzagate.” While any truth that pizzagate exists was dismissed by the mainstream media as rumor and fodder for conspiracy theorists, many people felt that at the very least, it warranted an investigation. However, that did not happen.

In fact, since that time, child sex scandals have been uncovered in Europe, the UK, and in India. And just this week, as TFTP reported, a high-ranking member of the U.S. military (retired) and former VP of Dynacorp was arrested on child rape charges. Meanwhile, the latest iteration of a pizzagate-style child sex ring involves yet again, the clergy, and a high-ranking official within child services.

Ohio Pastors Cordell Jenkins (46) and Anthony Haynes (37) were arrested on charges of sex trafficking minors earlier this month. ABC reported their crimes involved the “recruiting, enticing and transporting people the men knew were under 18 to engage in sex acts for pay.” The report says the sex trafficking started three years ago with a girl who was 14 at the time. Jenkins is also charged with having sex with a minor in exchange for money.

Jenkins is the founder and pastor of Abundant Life Ministries in Toledo, Ohio. His wife, Laura-Lloyd Jenkins is a member of the Lucas County Child Services Board of Trustees and is listed as the group’s secretary. The board is responsible for investigating allegations of crimes for which the board member’s husband, a pastor no less, is accused of committing.

At one point, it appears there was a public service announcement on the importance of adoption and foster care, featuring pastor Jenkins, but that video, understandably, has since been removed.

FBI Agent Vicki Anderson said the investigation is ongoing and more individuals may be charged in connection with the child sex trafficking ring. According to Toledo’s ABC News 13, “The documents released by the FBI detail numerous explicit sexual encounters the men allegedly had with kids. They show Pastor Haynes introduce a child identified as ‘juvenile one’ to several adult males. The documents go on to read ‘these males provided juvenile one with money in exchange for sexual activity.’”

The men allegedly had sex with their victims at local motels including but not limited to the Red Roof Inn. Jenkins also stands accused of having sex in his office at the church.

Agent Anderson told reporters, “Charges could change from what they’ve been held on right now. There could be additional charges. There could be something where this charge fits better. It could be altered between now and the indictment or it could stay the same.”

Let’s assume the pastor was looking out for his best interests and wanting to keep his sex trafficking activities a secret from his congregation as well as authorities. To whom would he have been pimping out the underage minors? We believe the answer to that question is most likely well connected and very wealthy fellow community leaders. The FBI would do well to uncover and unseal all the court documents related to the case so that justice can be served.

Also unclear is whether or not Jenkins used his wife’s position within the county’s child services board to gain access to children for the purposes of sex trafficking. To date, there’s been no connection of any kind indicating any impropriety within the county’s child services division. But, all of that could change as more information is made available to the public.

The Jenkins’ activity in sex trafficking serves to illustrate just how low our society has fallen, so low that even pastors who should be sacrificing themselves to see that sex trafficking is non-existent in America, are actually engaged in the dirty business of selling kids for money.


This article originally appeared on The Free Thought Project

Renegade Editor’s Note: I don’t like the word “kids” as a kid is a baby goat. Since I am not a Freemason, jew, or Satanist, I don’t think like to think of children as sacrificial goats. I changed the title of this article accordingly, but did not alter the content. This is just a friendly reminder to stop calling children “kids”.

OREGON STATE SENATOR PROPOSES LAW THAT WOULD ALLOW GUN CONFISCATION WITHOUT DUE PROCESS

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California has done it, Illinois is trying to do it, and Oregon may be next. These are the states that have laws, or have attempted to pass laws that make gun confiscation very easy. These laws basically allow any police officer or civilian to ask a court to confiscate the firearms of a family member, if that person may be at risk of suicide or domestic violence. That person doesn’t get to offer any input, nor does their need to be very much evidence that the person in question is dangerous.

The latest proposal comes from Oregon state senator Brian Boquist, whose Navy veteran son committed suicide last year. His bill “would enable immediate family members to obtain a court order to prevent a person showing signs of wanting to commit suicide or hurt others from obtaining a gun for a year.” The order would also force that person to give up all of their firearms.

As with California’s version of this law, this bill allows for ex parte court hearings, which means that the gun owner who is going to have his rights taken away, doesn’t have to be present during the hearing. If someone is subject to this order, they can only contest it once during its 12 month duration.

As you might expect, gun rights activists are outraged. Many of them poured into the state capital building on Monday to protest the bill. NRA spokeswoman Keely Hopkins summed up how dangerous this legislation would be for gun owners: “This bill allows for a protective order to remove your Second Amendment rights, not because of a criminal conviction, but based on third-party allegations using an evidentiary standard that falls far below what’s normally required for the removing of fundamental rights.”

Russia Claims it Could Completely Disable US Navy With Electronic Warfare Tech

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There is an old saying in war. “No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy.” As China, Russia, and the United States beat the war drums and boast about the capabilities of their armies, they should take that saying very seriously. These geopolitical juggernauts may think that they have an ace in the hole for their militaries, but there’s no telling who would win in a war until the shooting starts.

In America’s case, our government puts a lot of faith in its expensive high-tech military. However, for decades countries like Russia and China have been developing cheap countermeasures to our best war machines, and they may be more effective than our politicians and generals would like to admit.

Or at least, that’s the takeaway from a Russian propaganda video that was released by Vesti, a media mouthpiece for the Kremlin. They claim that the Russian military has electronic warfare systems that can severely hinder the US Navy’s assets, including ships, planes and missiles.

The report claims that Russia has had a major breakthrough with this technology, which was demonstrated in an incident that occurred in the Black Sea in 2014. After Russia annexed Crimea the US deployed the USS Donald Cook to the area, and on April 12th, an unarmed Russian Su-24 fighter jet made a dozen very close range flyovers of the ship. Allegedly, the fighter jet was equipped with an electronic jamming device that disabled the ship’s AEGIS missile defense system. Though we know that the jet flew over the ship 12 times in a very provocative manner, the US government has never confirmed that the USS Donald Cook endured an electronic attack.

The report quoted a social media post from an unnamed sailor who was on the ship, which to be honest, sounded awfully fake, and doesn’t translate in a convincing way to English speakers.

“We watched the Russian on our locator until he reached the kill zone, to then ‘shoot him down.’ But when he entered the damned zone, mysticism began. Our locators were the first to go out, and then the whole Aegis went out. The pride of our fleet became our shame!”

The report also claims that Russia has electronic jamming equipment that can conceal their bases from radar, as well as devices that can jam signals to radio controlled landmines

Again, this is a work of propaganda, and shouldn’t be viewed without applying some critical thinking and research. However, to what degree that it is a work of fiction, is not clear. We don’t really know what the Russian military is capable of. Hopefully we’ll never find out.

THIS IS REALITY SO TRY NOT TO LOL: 12 RIDICULOUS SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE A TERRORIST, COURTESY OF THE TSA

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/this-is-reality-so-try-not-to-lol-12-ridiculous-signs-you-might-be-a-terrorist-courtesy-of-the-tsa_042017

 

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Want to see something so utterly ridiculous, it simply must be an SNL sketch?

Something so utterly idiotic that it can’t possibly be the reality we’re living in… and yet it is?

Next time you fly, you might want to consider that this is how the TSA is weeding out the potential “scurry turrurists”:

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