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Corruption is like acid to democracy: the phase change a High Trust Nation risks

US Flag, Flying.Corruption is like acid to a High Trust Democracy. When cheating becomes naked, obvious and there is no pushback, no justice, it unleashes a corrosive force. The circles of cheating spread like ripples on a pond and cheating-feedback waves grow until turbulence consumes everything, and there is no peace or clarity left. Under the surface, the acid spreads, changing the underlying chemistry of every reaction.

First the politicians who were tempted to cheat, but feared exposure, realize they can get away with it (or certain flavours of it). Billionaires and corporate powers who didn’t play the game realize they need to toss some money in the pot.

Then the intrinsically honest politicians watching on, start to doubt that there is much point in staying honest. The honest businessmen start to wonder if they will be left behind if they don’t put hot cash in the right hand.

Trust is the grease that makes Western economies the powerhouses of the world. There will never be enough police, enough auditors or enough spies to catch all the cheaters if everyone breaks the rules.

There will not be enough judges and courts to hear all the evidence — or during the CERN Supercollider high speed transition  — almost any evidence at all.

Quickly, the phase change from High Trust to Banana-Republic flips the mostly good to the mostly self-serving like a domino race. Trust is a psychological state, and minds can flip in a day. Each flipped mind leans on the minds around it. Only those with implacable convictions and faith resist the transition, and their power to do anything diminishes immensely after the mainstream players flip to play by the new cheating rules.

The USA, Constitution, We the People.

Why would any community want to risk tossing a dumpster of Conc Sulfuric Acid in their pond? Once done, the only remedy might be a dumpster of caustic soda. This is not an experiment good people want to play.

When even the FBI favour the corrupt, and ignore a lap-top full of evidence during an election year — which includes the President being impeached essentially for the crimes the Biden family appear to have committed — the phase change is almost upon us.

 We’re watching history unfold in front of us and we know it

The Fraudulent 2020 Election Is History Unfolding before Our Eyes

By Vince Coyner, American Thinker

…now we sit here, two decades later, and we are at a point in history no less important than the fall of the Berlin Wall or the attack on the Twin Towers.  When the Soviets or the Islamic terrorists were the enemy, we understood exactly what was at stake: our nation and our culture.  Today, both of those things are in peril, but in a far more pernicious way.

The danger today strikes at the foundation of our Republic.

Most Americans don’t quite recognize that the exercise of the various God-given rights we enjoy is protected not by the 231-year-old document displayed in the National Archives, but rather by the fact that most Americans choose to respect the government and institutions that have been built on that document’s words.  While the police and other government officials play a role in dealing with outliers, for the most part, Americans pay their taxes, obey the law, and avoid confrontations with their neighbors voluntarily.  They understand they are part of neighborhoods, communities, and a country based on laws that find their foundation (mostly) in the Constitution and values that find their inspiration in the Declaration of Independence.

 Crime begets more crime:

What happens when citizens who already have a dim view of government in general have to sit by helplessly as they watch widespread fraud steal that right to say out from under them?  What happens when citizens go to bed with one candidate comfortably ahead only to discover in the morning that in a nation with over 3,000 counties, the mysterious midnight machinations of a dozen counties flipped the election to the other guy — particularly when data suggest that such an outcome is less likely than finding life on Mars?

When citizens no longer feel as though they have a say in their government, when they feel as though their government has been stolen right out from in front of them, they no longer feel an obligation to live their lives by the framework laid out in the Constitution.

The dumpster of acid sits poised, waiting for Inauguration day.

Should good citizens wait til the 22nd to start protesting?

h/t Roger Knights

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210 comments to Corruption is like acid to democracy: the phase change a High Trust Nation risks

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    True there were a few cheats on each side and probably a few that didn’t get caught. But that is true of every election and never before was it the cause of a breakdown of trust or the system. The breakdown was really the emotional state of those who lost fairly.

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      The Dems just kicked out Republican observers so they could stay up late counting honest votes.
      Those suitcases in Georgia from under the tablecloth at 11pm were real Georgian votes stored in non-standard containers because Georgia ran out of ballot boxes.
      The step-wise jumps in vote counts at 4am were real, and Democrats are happy and delighted if Republicans want to count them again with witnesses and signature checks.
      The US postal workers who were told to backdate postage are mentally ill.
      The 700 Affadavits signed under perjury laws don’t exist.
      The 11,000 complaints didn’t happen.
      The five states that stopped counting at midnight happens at every election.

      So many lies you must believe GA.

      PS: Your denial is boring. Please lift your game.

      [Please commenters, don’t take his bait to take this thread off topic at #1. GA now needs to show he is reading the posts he comments on. – Jo]

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        Cargill

        The Dems just kicked out Republican observers so they could stay up late counting honest votes.
        Those suitcases in Georgia from under the tablecloth at 11pm were real Georgian votes stored in non-standard containers because Georgia ran out of ballot boxes.
        The step-wise jumps in vote counts at 4am were real, and Democrats are happy and delighted if Republicans want to count them again with witnesses and signature checks.
        The US postal workers who were told to backdate postage are mentally ill.
        The 700 Affidavits signed under perjury laws don’t exist.
        The 11,000 complaints didn’t happen.
        The five states that stopped counting at midnight happens at every election.

        Can you please explain why 86 judges in 60 cases have not found any evidence of Democrat fraud to be credible?

        Are all these legal types biased, corrupt, or simply incompetent? As I keep saying, I am neither pro-Trump nor pro-Biden … just an Aussie who loves watching the game.

        But fair dinkum – those who claim fraud and corruption need to prove it at some point … it’s now 46 days since the election. Is that not long enough?

        Even the Supreme Court with all those Republican appointees are heartily sick of it.

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          Name the cases where those judges even allowed the Trump team to present the evidence rather than ruling on a technicality that it was “too late” or “they didn’t have standing”.

          Judges are frightened of left wing rioters burning down streets. That makes them realistic cowards.

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            GlenM

            Absolutely so Jo, but can you get a peep out of the MSM qualifying these approaches to the judiciary. Fear of dystopia and the fear of personal violence or death. This rubber band has been stretched as far as it is able.

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            OriginalSteve

            Agreed…and if Trump is going to start truly draining the swamp, and I dont want this – he will likely need martial law ironically to enforce the rule of law….

            If the courts wont hear legit court cases, to maintain some semblance of order and given corruption is rife, he may have to just put the kinfe through to excise the cancer of corruption. Its extreme surgery but its a horrific cancer that needs to be removed.

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            Hanrahan

            All these cases may have been tossed out but they weren’t in vain. Evidence has been aired in a “protected” environment which would not have been heard otherwise.

            As it stands the majority of Americans believe there was election phraud.

            Surely a coup cannot succeed without [overwhelming?] popular support.

            What a life, I remember where I was when I heard JFK was shot and Dianna killed, I witnessed the second aircraft into the second tower and lived to see Reagan sign Glasnost with Gorby.

            But this eclipses them all. If this coup succeeds it will be the end of LAWKI.

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            Richard Ilfeld

            One of the flaws of the American legal process is that it is designed to move slowly.
            We have an almost pathological fear of an adverse decision punishing the innocent, thus there
            are numerous procedural hoops before one can get to evidentiary matters. The Left knows this, and knows that
            once seated the Constitution provides no means of removing a President. That part of the evidence that has not been lost or destroyed
            will eventually be examined, and the rolls will be compared to the vote, and documentary evidence will be certified the the
            absentee process did, in fact, provide sufficient fraud to turn the election. The examination of the Dominion machines will determine that, at a minimum,
            they did not meet the criteria the states themselves set for accuracy and integrity. A few minor functionaries will be punished on a minor basis
            so the courts can justify their existence. It will take a competent author to pull all the strands together and publish the comprehensive study the proves the case,
            to support campaigning in the next election.

            The test case was Senator Al Franken; the court eventually determined that he was elected base on illegal votes, but that the courts, base on the doctrine of separation of powers, had no remedy for removal. Only the senate, as a body, could remove him, or the voters of a state, through a recall election, if the state had such a mechanism (not all do). So he stayed, and was a key vote on some very bad laws, until he was forced from office base on charges of sexual misconduct.

            SO the fraud need only be well enough covered up to avoid injunctive relief; not hard when you have judges in you pocket who will rule in your favor thus neutralizing any adverse rulings. And the brazen stonewalling, and BS “it was a fair election” statements and, of course, the screams of racism and voter suppression.

            You had to file these losing cases as a way of dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s when you file your final State Supreme Court Case, which you’ll only be able to do after months of FOI requests and prying documents and files out of recalcitrent or obstructionist local officials. If you can’t get a hearing, and have REAL evidence, then and only then can you move to Federal courts based on constitutional denial of franchise.

            The law is not made for speed, and the perps are mostly lawyers. But the public is persuaded at the moment; and will stay persuaded if the case is prosecated in a careful and transparent manner. The is essential if the practices we just suffered through are not to become the norm.

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            Cargill

            Okay – I finally worked out how to create a link here that was well formatted:

            The Conversation – Where is the Legal Evidence?

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              Congratulations on earning your Baby HTML Badge.

              So you can’t name a single case where the judges allowed the Trump team to put forward evidence, even with the help of a bunch of professors?

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            Neo

            Ok, i think its time for a small words explanation, although you almost do it yourself……

            than ruling on a technicality that it was “too late” or “they didn’t have standing”.

            If judges don’t follow the rules on parties “having standing”, or run a case where its way beyond time limits then they get their ruling over turned on appeal and its simply a wast of everyone’s time.

            And what, your only response is to call them cowards? With all the comments i have seen on this sit decrying “personal attacks” i reckon you should probably practice what you preach Jo.

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              Perhaps I need to repost the post where I mentioned that a staffer at SCOTUS reports Roberts yelled at the other justices: “ “Are you going to be responsible for the rioting if we hear this case?”. That’s not a legal argument it’s the words of a coward.

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                Ian

                C’mon Jo That’s nothing but hearsay with no evidence at all to back it up

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                tom0mason

                A spokesperson for the U.S. Supreme Court disputed a report that claimed Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts shouted at the eight other justices in a room in the high court, urging them not to take up the Texas election lawsuit against four other key states.
                How often does the U.S. Supreme Court find it necessary to issue clarifications of what is reported about their secret deliberations?

                As U.S. Supreme Court felt that it had to respond to the report, and the lying MSM has widely opined about this, I would say that there probably is merit in the first reports of Chief Justice John Roberts shouting at the eight other justices.

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                markx

                That’s not a legal argument it’s the words of a coward.

                No.
                It’s the sort of fiction various basement dwellers and people like Steve Bannon make up to keep the fires going.

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              Lucky

              The right of the people to petition against grievances…
              The supreme court may be allowing petitions but is cutting off redress by not listening.

              Timing. Standing. Technicalities used by courts to avoid hearing a case, among the never-stated reasons could be cowardice, laziness, political embarrassment, and blackmail, if it is the supreme court then there is no further court criticism, but the public are (or should be) aware that justice has not been done, and has not been seen to be done.
              Riots may be what they are scared of, but there is no surer way to promote riots than a legal system that will not follow up on crucial accusations.

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            Richard Jenkins

            Judges are not honourable if they ignore their oath. That’s not only cowardice it’s dishonourable. Short term violence by fools is insignificant compared to destroying the constitution. There was loud disagreement in SCOTUS. The chief justice must be censored. He deliberately denied his oath. Perhaps he wants 13 judges!

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            Ian

            Here’s a few examples Jo.

            1 ‘“This claim, like Frankenstein’s Monster, has been haphazardly stitched together… This Court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations, unpled in the operative complaint and unsupported by evidence. In the United States of America, this cannot justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, let alone all the voters of its sixth most populated state. Our people, laws, and institutions demand more.”

            Judge Matthew W. Brann of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, dismissing the Trump campaign’s attempt to block certification of Pennsylvania’s election result. (The state certified its results on Tuesday.)

            2 “Here, the court finds the plaintiffs did not act with alacrity. There has been an increasing amount of conversation and action around the subject of implementing drive-through voting since earlier this summer…”

            “At virtually any point, but certainly by October 12, 2020, plaintiffs could have filed this action. Instead, they waited until October 28, 2020 at 9:08 p.m. to file their complaint and did not file their actual motion for temporary relief until midday on October 30, 2020 — the last day of early voting.”
            Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, dismissing a Republican-led lawsuit seeking to end drive-through voting in heavily Democratic Harris County, Texas.

            3 “This ‘supplemental evidence’ is inadmissible as hearsay. The assertion that Connarn was informed by an unknown individual what ‘other hired poll workers at her table’ had been told is inadmissible hearsay within hearsay, and plaintiffs have provided no hearsay exception for either level of hearsay that would warrant consideration of the evidence.”
            Judge Cynthia Stephens of the Michigan Court of Claims, dismissing a Republican-led lawsuit attempting to stop the count of absentee ballots in the state.

            4 “Perhaps if plaintiffs’ election challenger affiants had attended the Oct. 29, 2020, walk-through of the TCF Center ballot-counting location, questions and concerns could have been answered in advance of Election Day. Regrettably, they did not and, therefore, plaintiffs’ affiants did not have a full understanding” of the absentee ballot tabulation process.”
            Judge Timothy M. Kenny of the Third Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan, dismissing a Republican-led suit seeking to stop the certification of the vote in Wayne County. (Michigan certified its results on Monday.)

            5 “To halt the certification at literally the 11th hour would breed confusion and disenfranchisement that I find have no basis in fact and law.”
            Judge Steven D. Grimberg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, in a ruling from the bench, turning down an emergency request from a Trump supporter, L. Lin Wood, to halt certification of the vote in Georgia. (Georgia certified its results on Friday.)

            6 “Although Wood generally claims fundamental unfairness, and the declarations and testimony submitted in support of his motion speculate as to widespread impropriety, the actual harm alleged by Wood concerns merely a “garden variety” election dispute. Wood does not allege unfairness in counting the ballots; instead, he alleges that select non-party, partisan monitors were not permitted to observe the Audit in an ideal manner. Wood presents no authority, and the Court finds none, providing for a right to unrestrained observation or monitoring of vote counting, recounting, or auditing.
            Judge Grimberg, once again turning down Mr. Wood’s emergency request to halt certification of the vote in Georgia.

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              Lucky

              The examples are selections of judge’s comments on selected evidence which has been attacked but not heard, no opportunity for the case to be argued.
              There are dismissive comments like asking why the complainant did not bring up the potential for illegality before it took place. All of it is verbiage to cover the bias in not allowing hearing.

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          MP

          Your not watching the game, your watching the score board.

          I was sceptical, still am, but just open the books and let them find nothing, open everything, you don’t hide the truth.

          76 million people think they have been screwed over, open the books and silence them, avoid conflict this solution is so simple even I thought of it.

          You should be screaming to open the books open everything, this fiasco would of been done and dusted weeks ago.

          Where is your line in the sand, behind you.

          It does not matter who wins, what’s coming is coming either way.

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            Mark D.

            Absolutely MP! If they are so confident of a clean election what do they need to hide?

            The moment they dis-allowed election observers is the moment something died and a body needed to be hidden-clean became dirty.

            I’m astounded that the people on the left say: No proof! The proof so far is a low but building odor it takes a while for a corpse to really stink. It takes tremendous effort to gather evidence for a court case. The process of testing for and documenting errors has been obstructed in many places. Every day there is a new layer of “move along nothing to see here” except we see the tarp covering something and we smell the smell.

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          Lawrie

          I recall the glee with which the ABC and most Australian media greeted each rejection by an American court, at whatever level, to hear a case. The rejection was then followed with a no credible evidence report. What the MSM failed to do or decided not to do was to tell their readership that since the case was not heard no evidence could be presented which is vastly different from there being no evidence. I think the evidence is so overwhelming many judges saw their cushy job disappearing at their next election if they did hear the case. Remember that many lower and local judges are elected and serve at the whim of the people. Democrat judges are not going to hear a case where the Republicans win. In addition, by taking the case a judge is admitting that there is corruption in the vote, a vote which might have eased him or her over the line last election. Don’t want to dig too deep do we? The only remedy to this abomination is for Dominion and the other electronic voting machines to be dumped in the Marianas Trench and to return to paper ballots like we have and with voter ID that we should have. In the meantime the Trump team were able to present their evidence to various state legislatures and despite the deluded drivel from some State Secretaries that evidence is now before the people via Fox, Newsmax, NTD and others. As Jo wrote a few days ago the information hungry have found numerous avenues to circumvent the increasingly irrelevant MSM. I spend more time watching Fox and Newsmax than any local TV because it is more interesting and more informative. The MSMs censorship in this election may well be the beginning of their end and good riddance.

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            Hanrahan

            I for one do not believe that ONLY democrats take advantage of dodgy software.

            Why would Dominion limit themselves to payoffs from one side only? Highest bidder gets the algorithm.

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              Lucky

              Because their owners (as far as can be traced) are bigwigs in the Dem party, and, the company is not run as a commercial entity, the money involved in winning is bigger than sales on machines.

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          Kalm Keith

          Who.
          Do.
          You.
          Work.
          For?

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          truth

          Cargill…many lower court judges also worked assiduously over the four years to try to discredit Trump …wilfully and with shameless partisanship…lying to the world that Trump had banned Muslim immigration when what he had done was to put a temporary stop on taking refugees from a few ISIS terrorist-ridden countries until authorities could work out how to vet them properly….in the interests of preventing another mass-casualty event…ie saving the lives of Americans.

          The lower courts over these four years have been shown to be deeply partisan….evidenced by the predatory determination to defy the DoJ in a desperate effort to imprison General Flynn.

          Why should law-abiding Americans and the world believe such judges now…or RINO officials….especially when they thumb their noses at half of America and the rational world …to allow and reward breaches both of the law and the Constitution.

          It’s hard to see how Americans could have any faith at all in their legal system from here on in…it’s been shown to be that of an incipient if not already-operating….banana republic.

          Fair Dinkum Cargill…mountains of evidence would never be enough for you…because ….like the partisan judiciary ….you seem hard-wired to look at each breach as a one-off anomaly…just an inadvertent glitch that couldn’t possibly part of a bigger picture…..and you militantly see it that way no matter the illegality and hostile action involved….action that gives the game away.

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          Chris

          Trump’s team have only been party to 4or5 cases. The remainers have been bought by concerned citizens and organisations such as The Thomas More Society. No case has been through out due to lack of evidence, but rather “technicalities” .

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        MP

        No but she was the topic of your comment.

        I got pulled up on the pronoun thingy a while back by her, just a friendly heads up as no one seems to of picked up on this.

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        DMA

        Jo
        I saw a tweet last night that said the lady in the GA suitcase video has been arrested and is confessing the whole sorted thing. Have you heard or seen anything to corroborate that tweet?

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          John in Oz

          If true, this is good to hear.

          I have been wondering why no-one has been charged/arrested when there is video evidence of nefarious, probably illegal, practices – such as the midnight GA suitcase video.

          Once arrested, I suspect most would agree to a deal for immunity and/or lesser charges if they name names and expose who gave the orders.

          Perhaps FBI personnel should be the first ones questioned as to why they are not pursuing probable fraud.

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        Peter Fitzroy

        What is boring is this drumbeat of assertions, none of which ever get aired more than once, of fraud.

        Every day you produce an outlandish post which claims that the whole election process was rigged.

        When challenged, you say things like “ Name the cases where those judges even allowed the Trump team to present the evidence rather than ruling on a technicality that it was “too late” or “they didn’t have standing”.”, which, when you read the decision, is patently false.

        Then you make unsupportable claims about the left “ Judges are frightened of left wing rioters burning down streets. That makes them realistic cowards.”. It wasn’t the left who shot protesters in Portland now was it. If you bothered to use facts like you did when posting about epidemiology, you might be more believable

        /as always red thumbs will show how true these statements are

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          Richard Ilfeld

          I agree. There should not be unsupportable claims of fraud.

          We should simply go back to the ballots, check the signature match, check the registration book, check the voter registered, and give a yea or nay.
          There are projects doing this for about half to two thirds of the absentee ballots. I’ll wait for the data.

          For a large number of others, including more than half a million in both Georgia and Pennsylvania, this is not possible.
          As this was a departure from prior practice, and corresponds to statistical changes in voting patterns, one thinks skepticism is justified.

          There is no question that here was garden variety fraud; dead people voting, people voting twice, people voting as non-citizens. There are now verified cases of
          all of these. We will see what the final counts are.

          The Dominion question is far more volatile. There have been some very extreme claims. On the other hand, over the last decade, we have seen some vary extreme things.

          Actually, it was a man of the left who did the most recent shooting I’m aware of in Portland; and they actually claim credit for the vast majority of the violence and destruction there, though in name of an ideology I find totally baffling.

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          If only you read my posts, you’d know how ignorant you are.
          1. So you can’t name one case where the judges considered it “on it’s merits”. But I can. McCulloch in PA who said “the case is likely to succeed”. Pennsylvania: Judge predicts Trump will win the lawsuit on unconstitutional mail-in ballots.

          2. A staffer of SCOTUS told how behind closed doors Justice Thomas Roberts yelled about the Texas case and said “Are you going to be responsible for the rioting if we hear this case?”

          In other words, SCOTUS was afraid to hear the case because leftist violence might ensue. That’s moral cowardice, not a legal judgement.

          3. It wasn’t Trump supporters burning down shops, looting and pillaging. Two Trump supporters were executed before the election — probably not by Trump supporters eh?.

          This is why it’s a waste of time to let you comment on this topic. We keep repeating the same things. You keep ignoring them.

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            MP

            2. Apparently the Justice’s did not meet behind closed doors, they have not met in person due to the Rona, so this story does not hold up in that regard.
            Steve Turley on the statement. Though I don’t think much of the man as he uses DR in his title, He is a faculty member at Tall Oaks Classical School in Bear, DE, where he teaches Theology and Rhetoric, and Professor of Fine Arts at Eastern University. https://www.conservapedia.com/Steve_Turley

            https://www.bitchute.com/video/TdI9xKKAt8Y/

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              MP

              Really. A link to Steve Turley.
              You complain about censorship and look at this thread.

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              MP. According to the Epoch Times a spokesman said they didn’t meet in person. Which is not the same as saying “at no time did I say that”. Did Roberts deny saying it?

              Lin Wood, attorney said:
              “Attorney Lin Wood wrote on Twitter this week that Roberts and Justice Stephen Breyer in August discussed how to make sure that Trump “would never be reelected” over the phone. Wood, asked to share the information he has, told The Epoch Times in an emailed statement: “At this time, I cannot. People are worried about their safety.””

              PS: MP you betray your inability to reason with the repeat use of Ad Hom attacks. Ultimate your attention on their CV says more about you then them. Besides the issue here is how on Earth SCOTUS can justify not taking on a case with so much evidence and so much importance. It is self evidently ridiculous to say that Texas and 19 other states don’t suffer if GA PA WI and MI cheat in elections.

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                Richard Ilfeld

                Splitting a legal hair.
                Acid Rain = one state’s pollution messes up another state’s forests, thus we can hold the polluting state liable.
                Here = one state’s application of its voting laws permitting fraud dilutes the vote of another state’s voters.

                Nominal difference; application of a state law in a state impacting another state is a different case than application of a federal law impacting states.

                The reason they didn’t hear the case? One, fear, as stated. Two, think through what this might mean as a precedent? This would upset the entire concept
                of federal primacy, and deference to agency rules overriding state law and constitutional provision.

                There is a reason that ordinary people with common sense often think that the law is an ass.

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                MP

                2. A staffer of SCOTUS told how behind closed doors Justice Thomas Roberts yelled about the Texas case and said “Are you going to be responsible for the rioting if we hear this case?” This is a section of the full statement.

                Steve Turley also stated this hearsay previously, I was showing you he had retracted the statement. His incorrect use of Dr in his title says more about him, as far as I am aware this is reserved for Doctors of medicine. He should use Steven Turley Ph.D. I showed his not a CV to show he is not a doctor of medicine.

                Did I miss the bit where Roberts admitted it.

                There is ample evidence of fraud without reverting to hearsay.

                I said nothing about any of the other stuff you mention.

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            Neo

            2. A staffer of SCOTUS told how behind closed doors Justice Thomas yelled about the Texas case and said “Are you going to be responsible for the rioting if we hear this case?”

            Jo, do you comprehend the meaning of the word “hearsay” as it relates to the concept of “evidence”?? 🙁

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              John in Oz

              Neo, do you comprehend the word ‘affidavit’:

              An affidavit is a written statement prepared by a party or witness. It is the main way you present evidence (facts of the case) to a court.

              There are thousands of them containing direct observation of nefarious activities. All of these are evidence, not hearsay.

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              tom0mason

              Neo,

              A spokesperson for the U.S. Supreme Court disputed a report that claimed Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts shouted at the eight other justices in a room in the high court, urging them not to take up the Texas election lawsuit against four other key states.

              However this too is mere “hearsay” unless sworn testimony is given by all parties involved to the effect that it was not so. A spokesperson’s job is to say what they are told to say, whether it’s correct or not.

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            Peter Fitzroy

            If you say so, doesn’t make it true or even factual.

            For example that video “Those suitcases in Georgia from under the tablecloth at 11pm were real Georgian votes stored in non-standard containers because Georgia ran out of ballot boxes.” AFP has a different interpretation, and that accords with Frances Watson, the chief investigator in the office of Georgia’s secretary of state. One America News Network Fail

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              Lucky

              “Georgia ran out of ballot boxes’
              I agree. They had enough to handle the normal amount of ballots, the amount sent out before the vote. There were not enough boxes to handle the thousands of ballot papers printed in China, NY or were otherwise illegit. Jo has explained how the Trump vote exceeded their expectations so more jiggery-pockery was needed, they could not make extra cases for the extra ballots in time.

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          Hanrahan

          Lin Wood, lawyer with the We The People legal team, claims to have a tape of Justices Roberts and Breyer vowing to stop the MF from getting a second term.

          Do you think this is normal/acceptable?

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          bobn

          Yes leftists shot all and sundry in portland.

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        Richard Jenkins

        Jo, Most Americans have no idea how they have been cheated.
        The Trump supporters need to show more courage and talk to uninformed neighbours.
        Their bravery is needed and the potential abuse mild compared to forces on Dday. Protect your freedom!
        Perhaps a simple note for letterboxes.
        “What’s on the Biden email?”,
        “Were ballot counts fairly watched?”,
        “Did dead people vote?”,
        ” Why do TV , radio and newspapers NEWS lie to you?”
        “Did recounts delete illegal votes?” & simple easily read concepts could awaken some thoughts.
        Thinkers must communicate with sheeple. Sadly preaching to the converted does not help. The time has come to save
        freedom by bravely addressing facts even if people are upset.
        Be brief specific and simple.
        Typically people are angry when you make them aware they have been fooled. Over time that anger becomes gratitude.
        They respect you for alerting them.

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          Richard, I like that you are thinking in practical terms of how to get around the iron and cyber curtain.

          Thank you. Let’s see if we can get more discussion on that.

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        rowingboat

        Jo 99 not out, will this be her maiden century too?

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        OldOzzie

        What you’ve been asking for: A (fairly) complete list of (some of) the most significant claims of 2020 election miscounts, errors or fraud.

        It’s easy to find articles claiming that there was no election fraud, or that it was “not widespread,” or that it was not enough to “make a difference.” It is less easy to find some of the actual complaints and allegations, unfiltered and undistorted.

        Here is a (fairly) complete list of (some of) the most significant claims involving 2020 election miscounting, errors or fraud.

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      Peter C

      What can be done now?

      There are call for Trump to declare the Insurrection Act right now and use it to seize control of the media to get the message about the “stolen Election” out to all Americans. Jan 6 could be far too late.
      https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-12-18-situation-update-dec-18th-cyber-red-dawn.html

      General Flynn says Trump can seize all the dominion voting machines. I don’t know why that hasn’t been done already?
      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/12/18/lt-general-michael-flynn-outlines-some-steps-president-trump-could-take-facing-evidence-of-election-fraud/

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        Peter C

        Trump has been meeting with military advisors and perhaps General Flynn. Government workers given Dec 24 (Christmas Eve) off.
        Something may be about to happen. Good time to raid their offices and collect the voting machines.

        CIA director Gina Haspel not there. I wonder where she is? At the office I suppose (as reported by CIA spokesperson).

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      rowingboat

      Maiden century for GA!

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    Spot on Jo, some people call it moral decline, I call it the diminution of responsibility. I have been working on this for about 12 years and it was the reason that I established my website. As a part time amateur nobody, traction is difficult to achieve, however in 2021 I intend to establish an advocacy group with a view to having the teaching of responsibility taught in primary schools as Government policy.
    For those who may be interested, a brief summary of my 12 years can be found here.

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    Maptram

    “Over 70 million Americans are probably hoping the same.”

    I presume the 70 million Americans that are probably hoping the same are the 70 million who voted for Trump. Then there is some portion of those who voted for Biden but were not allowed to know about Hunter Biden dealings because the laptop was in the hands of the FBI and details are only coming out now, well after the election.

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    Jo
    Culture is all important, and I say this with extensive corporate experience where I have achieved huge turn arounds, in one case taking a business which was the worst in Asia Pacific for a large multinational to the best in just over a year.

    Basically I made clear the expectations of honesty, integrity, listening to all ideas and input, fair work for fair pay, rewards for those trying hard and, if they did not measure up, the boot for those not prepared to be part of the team.

    Its actually simple to get such a turnaround in terms of philosophy but very hard to live it day by day until it becomes an embedded system. (and it then still needs to be maintained).

    The Leftist philosophy will NEVER EVER achieve any real gains as it always involves ideas predetermined by an elite and no input from anybody else, and the jackboot on any who step out of line. It goes completely counter to what I rolled out, and which countless other organisations have done to achieve success – which is a microcosm of current Western values writ large.

    Unless something dramatic happens we will have the proven US system of govt and the downstream culture of hard work, fair play, honesty etc trashed in favour of the completely discredited Socialist model.

    Basically the current capitalist model WORKS, the Socialist model DOES NOT WORK. If Biden gets in people will have to relearn the hard way that the siren song of the Leftist is mirage of lies.

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      Cargill

      Basically the current capitalist model WORKS, the Socialist model DOES NOT WORK. If Biden gets in people will have to relearn the hard way that the siren song of the Leftist is mirage of lies.

      How often have you travelled throughout the US … meeting the honest working poor earning $7.42 an hour?

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        Lucky

        I have. Those honest working poor earning $7.42 an hour
        are better off than they were before in the old country.
        Speak to them- often money is saved to send ‘home’ to help the olds and pay the fares for many who want to get paid for work.

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          Cargill

          Those honest working poor earning $7.42 an hour are better off than they were before in the old country.

          I wasn’t referring (at least not specifically) to people just off the boat … I’m talking about millions of minimum-wage Americans who might have been there six or eight generations, or more.

          We’ve driven about 80,000 km across America over about six trips … we’ve talked to a lot of low-wage people (who tend to be the people you meet when you’re travelling).

          A lot of them are not living the dream …

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            Trump voters come from the lower income counties. The wealthiest counties vote Democrat. Trump is the workers President.

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              “Trump voters come from the lower income counties.”

              Many probably do. And that explains what is wrong with America and the West in general. What these voters need is more socialism, but there is none on offer, certainly not from Biden (or Obama or Clinton).

              Instead they are brainwashed into believing that more neo-liberal free-market capitalism will save them when it is neo-liberal free-market capitalism that is oppressing them with low wages, poor housing and inadequate healthcare. Trump won’t solve that because he believes in more neo-liberal free-market capitalism not less.

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                Rob

                Yeah socialism is so good the Chinese government couldnt lift a billion people out of poverty until they adopted capitilism

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                RossP

                Shall we go to Venezuela and ask the lower income people what they think of socialism ?

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                Peter C

                Many probably do. And that explains what is wrong with America and the West in general. What these voters need is more socialism, but there is none on offer,

                Oh No!

                Yes there is plenty of Socialism on offer. People are trying to flee those countries. Where are they trying to go? Mostly to the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. But also to other countries in the West where Free Markets have at least been tolerated. And they have flourished.

                How long can a Free Democracy Endure? Abraham Lincoln asked the question in 1863?

                Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

                Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.

                Well the Nation, conceived in Liberty, has endured for 150 years since then, but we are now at another crisis point in history.

                I hope and pray that the Nation will endure.

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                Peter C

                And I neglected possibly the most important line:

                and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

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                Point 1: socialism is not communism (only stupid people on the Right and/or Americans fail to understand the difference).

                Point 2: the key terms are “neo-liberal” and “free-market” not capitalism. There are many forms of capitalism, as China demonstrates.

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        Lawrie

        That is true however for many it is a start on a better career. One of the drawbacks of our minimum wage system is that the MW is reasonably good so it does not encourage people to strive for a better job. I refer to the number of people who seem content to stay on welfare and an increasing number who see it as a career judging by their disdain of education and trade training. The thing that Trump did was to create an economy that allows people to get ahead if they want to. He did it with cheap energy and removal of red tape. It is a pity SloMo did not concentrate on those two simple and effective policies here.

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        Broadie

        Nice one Cargill.

        Time to answer questions with facts for you.
        (1)Is the hourly rate you quote before tips?
        (2)Would this hourly rate be the equivalent of the daily rate for countries sending products into the US market?
        (3)Did ‘Orange man bad’ fall foul of the Kochs et al because he restricted the flow of people across the borders to flooding the labor market in an attempt to remedy the slow demise of the working classes wealth in the US?

        I just love it when your kind take the rotten fruits of your Socialist Nirvana and hang them on the person attempting to fix the problem!

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          RossP

          Cargill wants the Democrats who are all for open boarders or at least higher immigration and therefore cheaper labour ( plus they hope for rusted on voters for the future).

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    Peter C

    Collution? What is collution?

    It sounds worrying to me.

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    Tarquin Wombat-Carruthers

    Read Jo’s last line request of you!

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    joseph

    Many of us were no longer quite as trustful after that day in September . . . .

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    Mike of NQ

    Pack the court, add more US states, get rid of the filibuster, get rid of the electoral college, deny observers, ban checkers, make revenge lists, cancel dissenters, hide evidence, destroy servers and ballots, suppress domestic comment, ban and/or demonetize conservative platforms, entrap innocent parties, protect the guilty, release criminals; riot, arson and steal. Lock down the country; enforce, mandate and punish. The Democrat version of democracy. Yah!

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    David Maddison

    Civilisation is very hard to build and extremely easy to destroy.

    And the Left know it.

    That’s why the latest thing they are promoting is “The Great Reset”. Please familiarise yourself with it if you are not so already.

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      Lawrie

      I believe our future king is a fan of the great reset. Marvellous how the rich and powerful enjoy ruling over the peasants (us). If Charlie was not the Queen’s son he would be unemployable and unemployed.

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    Cargill

    What happens when citizens go to bed with one candidate comfortably ahead only to discover in the morning that in a nation with over 3,000 counties, the mysterious midnight machinations of a dozen counties flipped the election to the other guy — particularly when data suggest that such an outcome is less likely than finding life on Mars?

    LOL … but at least he didn’t say “1,000,000,000,000 to the fourth power”, (more than all the atoms in the Universe!)

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      David Maddison

      LOL … but at least he didn’t say “1,000,000,000,000 to the fourth power”, (more than all the atoms in the Universe!)

      1,000,000,000,000 to the 4th power is 10^48. There are about 10^80 atoms in the observable universe.

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        Kalm Keith

        10^44?
        🙂
        But does it make any difference? 🙂

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        Cargill

        1,000,000,000,000 to the 4th power is 10^48. There are about 10^80 atoms in the observable universe.

        You are correct – I went one too far to arrive at 10^96 … 10^48 it is.

        Anyway – one of the more crazy statements from the Trump legal dream-team (in a pretty tough field).

        Because of the unpopularity of Trump, and Trump actively discouraging mail-in voting, the Biden chance of winning back the swing states Hillary lost were always very reasonable. Polling prior to the election showed Biden leads – essentially for months.

        He didn’t have to draw to an inside straight six times in a row … he just had to keep his head down, get some star-quality endorsements, not make any huge gaffes, and pick the right VP.

        He did all that well enough, and here we are.

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        Richard Jenkins

        Did you count the quarks? That’s about the same relevanceas comparing matter to computations!

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          The HyperVentilating, Depraved, and MOST Deplorable (and still asleep) Vlad the Impaler

          And don’t forget positrons. After all, positrons are another matter.

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    Peter C

    OT Sorry 21:30 EADST

    Super Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn!

    For people with a clear sky take a look at the western sky. Jupiter and Saturn are very Close. I needed binoculars to separate them. This is a once in 100 year event.

    Should be good for a few nights but we have had cloudy weather in Melbourne for the last week.

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      Mark D.

      The Christmas “star” once announced the birth of a Savior. Can we hope that this uncommon event means something good is about to happen again?

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    OldOzzie

    Schweizer: There’s ‘Issue of Enrichment Involving Joe Biden Himself’

    On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Breitbart News senior contributor Peter Schweizer stated that Hunter Biden’s emails make it clear “he’s also paying a lot of the family’s bills, including his father’s and his mother’s, with these foreign gains,” and “this is an issue of enrichment involving Joe Biden himself.”

    And what I mean, Sean, is that it’s pretty clear, in Hunter’s own words in some of these emails, that he is receiving this money from overseas, but he’s also paying a lot of the family’s bills, including his father’s and his mother’s, with these foreign gains, these foreign funds. So, the point is, this is not just about Hunter Biden getting wealthy, and it’s not just a question of the intelligence and the national security threat, this is an issue of enrichment involving Joe Biden himself.”

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      truth

      And Hunter Biden’s so-o generous practice of in paying the bills of the whole Biden family fits like a glove with the ‘plausible deniability’ Biden’s brother reportedly cited in answer to the question re how the Bidens expect to avoid exposure of their corruption.

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    OldOzzie

    GOP Rep. Stewart on FBI Stonewalling on Swalwell: They ‘Don’t Understand’ They Work for People and Aren’t ‘Entity Unto Themselves’

    Stewart said the Intelligence Committee is set up to provide oversight over agencies with “enormous power, the ability to provide surveillance on any U.S. citizen. And when those agencies refuse to reply or to respond to Kevin McCarthy, for example, or to the Intelligence Committee, as they have done again and again and again over the last four years. How many times have we asked them for information on the original Russia hoax, and they stonewalled us, essentially, not for months, not for years, forever. They never provided some of that information. How in the world do you tell the majority — or the Minority Leader in the U.S. House, Kevin McCarthy, hey, sorry, we had something come up. We can’t come down and brief you on Eric Swalwell, we’re a little bit too busy today? I mean, that’s outrageous that they would do that. Now, to do it once, maybe, but to do it again and again like we’ve seen is — the arrogance of it is just incredible to me, and they just fundamentally don’t understand that they work for the American people, that they have to respond to the American people. They’re not an entity unto themselves.”

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    Peter C

    The dumpster of acid sits poised, waiting for Inauguration day.

    Should good citizens wait til the 22nd to start protesting?

    A call to arms I think.

    I had a go tonight at a Christmas Party. I pronounced my prediction that Trump would be inaugurated on 20 Jan 2021!
    The room was stunned for several seconds. The responses ranged from shock to hysterical laughter to a visceral sense of loathing. How strange it is.

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      Peter C

      My little action was telling but inconsequntial.
      Bigger things are happening in the USA.

      Calls grow for Insurrection Act, window of opportunity Dec. 18th – 24th
      Increasing calls for Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act, coming from attorney Lin Wood, The Epoch Times, Gen. McInerney and many others.
      Sidney Powell says clear evidence of foreign interference allows Trump to invoke his 2018 EO and seize all the assets of corporations and individuals who were complicit in the election rigging.
      Gen. Flynn calls for Trump to invoke the 2018 Executive Order on foreign interference.

      https://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2020/12/situation-update-dec-14th-calls-grow-for-insurrection-act-window-of-opportunity-dec-18th-24th-mike-adams-must-video-3557278.html

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        John

        Inconsequential, I think not.
        Speaking from experience, you will not be invited to so many social gatherings and when in mixed company those close to you will be choosing their words carefully.
        I haven’t spoken to the group I upset for over a year now and I’m showering and everything…

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      Annie

      I wish I’d been a fly on the wall when you announced that PeterC! Well done.

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      Hanrahan

      I was taken to the Townsville Fire V Melbourne Boomers WBL game. I really have little interest in basketball but I reckon I had the better night. The kids had a ball and no one gave a chit about politics. 🙂

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      GD

      tonight at a Christmas Party, I pronounced my prediction that Trump would be inaugurated on 20 Jan 2021!

      Brave man!

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        Peter C

        Thanks GD and Annie,
        As Hanrahan said, “no one gives a chit about politics”.

        Everyone at the party would be regarded as educated and reasonably informed about affairs yet they know nothing about the momentous events are unfolding and which we all share thanks to Jo’s blog. It was not the time for lengthy explanations. I just hope a few of them remember what I said and take the time to do even a quick internet search. It is way past time that citizens of the western world started to take notice.

        The hands of the clock are at 10 seconds to midnight.

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      PeterPetrum

      Brave man. I may have been spared the opportunity and opprobrium that goes with it. We normally spend Christmas lunch with our daughter’s in-laws who are of the academic/media/pure leftist class. However as the site would have been in Sydney’s Northern Beaches that looks like being cancelled. I was quite looking forward to the gasps of sheer misbelief!

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    OldOzzie

    ‘Fraud Happened’: Sen. Rand Paul Says the Election in ‘Many Ways Was Stolen’

    he believed that the 2020 presidential election “in many ways was stolen” and that “fraud happened.”

    “We can’t just say it didn’t happen. We can’t just say 4,000 people voted in Nevada that were noncitizens and we’re just going to ignore it, we’re going to sweep it under the rug and say oh, the courts have decided the facts. The courts have not decided the facts. The courts never looked at the facts,” he said.

    “The courts don’t like elections. They’ve stayed out of it by finding an excuse, standing or otherwise, to stay out of it. But the fraud happened. The election in many ways was stolen. And the only way it will be fixed is by, in the future, reinforcing the laws,” he said.

    Paul told Krebs, who also testified at the hearing:

    If you’re saying it’s the safest election based on no dead people voted, no non-citizens voted, no people broke the absentee rules, I think that’s false, and I think that’s what upset a lot of people on our side is that they are taking your statement to mean, ‘Oh well there was no problem in the elections.’

    “I don’t think you examined any of the problems that we’ve heard here. So really you’re just referring to something differently is what–the way I look at it,” he concluded.

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    Rick

    This reminds me of Australia where the same conditions exist, even if we mostly pretend that political corruption doesn’t exist. It all started when Gough Whitlam took the reins and threw the gates wide open to all the scum from the third world and developing nations, who share almost none of our cultural values, and where corruption is as much a part of life as the sun rising every morning.
    Prior to 1972, corruption at any level of government was so rare it was a curiosity. Since then we have seen it become part of life in general, where the advent of a politician who is not corrupt is more of a novelty than exposure of corruption at weapons-grade levels.

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      Broadie

      Our rot is institutionalized in Australia so it is not corruption.

      The Party pre-selection process selects compliant candidates and the Fake news either smears or denies oxygen to anyone who will not toe the line. I remember Lord Monckton telling us they had got rid of Harper in Canada and that we had to protect Abbott as he was next.

      “Pay peanuts and you get monkeys” maybe sounds good but in practice when the State has control over all the nuts, you get a Government full of dancing monkeys to distract you from what the Organ Grinder is actually doing.

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    OldOzzie

    Truth be told, or not: Intel officials misled Americans to help elect Biden

    only an unforeseeable surprise could block the pathway to his Jan. 20 inauguration as the nation’s 46th president.

    Ironically, it was just such a sudden intervention that kept the Democrats’ struggling champion from falling by the wayside prior to Election Day. The pivotal play arrived in the form of an Oct. 19 open letter signed by more than 50 former senior intelligence officials. Their words discounted the veracity of emails, purported to belong to Mr. Biden’s son, Hunter, providing a window into allegations of Biden family corruption.

    The uncovering of crucial messages, related to the younger Biden’s activities during his board membership of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma, “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation,” the letter read. Signed by such intelligence bigwigs as former Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper, and former CIA Directors Michael Hayden, Leon Panetta and John Brennan, the letter gave a green light to major media backing the Biden campaign to ignore New York Post stories reporting on Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China.

    The uncovering of crucial messages, related to the younger Biden’s activities during his board membership of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma, “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation,” the letter read. Signed by such intelligence bigwigs as former Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper, and former CIA Directors Michael Hayden, Leon Panetta and John Brennan, the letter gave a green light to major media backing the Biden campaign to ignore New York Post stories reporting on Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China.

    Learning of Biden family mischief too late, 17% of Biden voters said they would have abandoned his candidacy had they learned the facts earlier, according to a post-election poll conducted for the Media Research Center.

    Nor did voters learn that the Justice Department has been investigating Hunter’s misdeed for the past two years. It’s better to be lucky than good, they say. Best of all is to be protected from illegal media leaks.

    It would be a stretch to say the spymasters’ joint missive alone silenced suspicions of Biden mischief — Big Media and Big Tech joined the effort to keep the truth from Americans. Only the hopelessly naive — and possibly Joe Biden, who benefited from the deceit — should henceforth harken to intel fairy tales.

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    John R Smith

    Don’t know if ‘corruption’ is the right term.
    But, the new DA of LA announced that they will no longer prosecute resisting arrest and driving without a license.
    Plus others.
    Where does that go?
    They have literally gone mad.
    Seems like I should watch Fellini’s ‘Satyricon’ again.

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      Fuel Filter

      That’s the guy who was elected in L.A. (BTW, where I was born and bred) with a $2 million campaign “donation” from none other than the Master of the Universe George Soros.

      He’s been buying DAs all over America in the same manner.

      Remember that couple in St. Louis that LEAGALY defended their home with guns from a raging mob of BLMs and were arrested and charged?

      That was DA’s Kim Gardner’s doing. Soros got her elected as well. Did she arrest any of the mob? Of course not.

      He also funded the guy who ousted Sheriff Joe Arpio (sp?) in Maricopa county, AZ, where I live. Same deal.

      That bastard has been doing that all over the cities in my country. He’s chosen to buy the grassroots elections because that’s where it really hurts; where “Law and Order” meets the road.

      Look up the “Cloward-Piven” strategy. That’s precisely what he has adopted to destroy my country.

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        Hanrahan

        Forgive me but the names of cities, mayors and governors all blur to this Aussie, but a Mayor who voted to defund police, voted for non-enforcement of the law [as above], called the cops when someone threw a stone at her front window.

        Was it Stalin who called them “useful idiots”?

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          John R Smith

          LA Los Angeles
          DA District Attorney that is supposed to prosecute when one breaks the laws decided by the legislature.
          Not supposed to decide which laws count.
          The Mayors and Governor in California appear to be a new form enlightened creature I am unable to comprehend.
          Pronouns a moving target, why not names.
          I am James Brown today.
          I Feel Good … for my age and considering.

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      Fuel Filter

      That’s the guy who was elected in L.A. (BTW, where I was born and bred) with a $2 million campaign “donation” from none other than the Master of the Universe George Soros.

      He’s been buying DAs all over America in the same manner.

      Remember that couple in St. Louis that LEAGALY defended their home with guns from a raging mob of BLMs and were arrested and charged?

      That was DA’s Kim Gardner’s doing. Soros got her elected as well. Did she arrest any of the mob? Of course not.

      He also funded the guy who ousted Sheriff Joe Arpio (sp?) in Maricopa county, AZ, where I live. Same deal.

      That bastard has been doing that all over the cities in my country. He’s chosen to buy the grassroots elections because that’s where it really hurts; where “Law and Order” meets the road.

      Look up the “Cloward-Piven” strategy. That’s precisely what he has adopted to destroy my country.

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    John R Smith

    Don’t know if ‘corruption’ is the right term.
    But, the new DA of LA announced that they will no longer prosecute resisting arrest and driving without a license.
    Plus others.
    Where does that go?
    They have literally gone mad.
    Seems like I should watch Fellini’s ‘Satyricon’ again.

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      John R Smith

      Wait …
      maybe that should be ‘Escape from New York’.
      Which will be the first dystopian criminal colony, LA or NYC?
      Perhaps we should compile a list B list societal collapse movies and rate the most predictive accuracy.

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        OriginalSteve

        Robocop…..

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        MP

        Children of the corn

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          Greg in NZ

          Fahrenheit 951
          (temperature at which books burn)
          where firemen don’t put out fires
          they burn citizens’ books
          (eg. Shakespeare, dictionaries, bibles).

          Evidence? What evidence!

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            The HyperVentilating, Depraved, and MOST Deplorable (and still asleep) Vlad the Impaler

            I think that’s a small typo, there Greg. You’re about five-hundred Fahrenheit degrees too high (you’re closer to the temperature at which quartz melts … ).

            The original (1965?) was well done, and followed the book closely. I watched (while locked down) the remake (2018? 2019?) and it was wild; other than the title, and some character names, the basic plot was highly modified. I did not care for the ending at all.

            Clockwork Orange comes to mind here, but may not fit the bill as a ‘dystopian’ movie; I’ll let others decide on that one (vote green or red if I’m off-base here).

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            Lawrie

            It’s Fahrenheit 451 Greg. So it takes even less to burn the books. And now with many on line it is even easier to shut down your Kindle account with a key stroke.

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              Greg in NZ

              Meh, what’s 500 degrees between friends: if Hanson, Mann, Gore, Dominion, big tech, court judges, etc. can fudge a few numbers…

              In the original 1960s film, YUGE 2-way ‘telescreens’ were mounted on every home wall, continuously soothing – or stoking – people’s fears of the outside world… hmm, 20:20 vision?

              I’ll pass on the modern re-make; Woke Anthropocene Revisionism (WAR) just ain’t my cup o’ tea. 🙂

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              Ross

              Greg in NZ. Have you read Shakespeare’s Romeo and Fred? I think that was the title.

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    OriginalSteve

    Ephesians 5:11
    “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.”

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    Fuel Filter

    I cannot remember which of our Founding Fathers said this;

    (and please forgive me. This is a paraphrase)

    “This Republic was made for a moral people. It cannot work with any other.”

    Truer words were never spoken.

    (I recommend Diana West’s book “The Death of the Grownup” on this topic.)

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      Moral has itself become a glittering generality often deliberately confused with altruism. Philosophy Prof. Tara Smith at UTexas at Austin argues a clear standard of moral tightness compatible with political freedom, and compatible with the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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      Roger Knights

      “I cannot remember which of our Founding Fathers said this”

      John Adams

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    Hanrahan

    An excellent editorial. Thanks Jo.

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    TomR

    Transparency: If US states want to count votes with machines, they should require them to run entirely on Open Source Software. This way everybody would know what these machines are really doing. With closed source software (secret source code) controlling machines only the manufacturer knows what the machines are doing.
    Without Open Source Software any election based on machines counting, and thus the entire election is broken by design.

    NATO: NATO members should “safeguard the freedom, common heritage and civilisation of their peoples, founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law”. Theoretically a country with an broken election system (closed source machines, no voter id, suspictious mail baloots) & fraud should be kicked out of NATO. Some people in Europe may even like it, as now US takes top military positions in NATO, after the change this would go to European generals. US would loose strategically – as of now Europe blocks potential threats to US East Coast, partially by not allowing anyone to utilize its coastline to threaten US East Coast.

    An increased probability of a coup in the US?? : If Biden gets inaugurated as president, and then after that it is conclusively proven the elections were fraudulent, while even now we know that the initial information about fraud is known (before inauguration) – then the legitimacy of Biden’s power is lower than literally anybody else; at least anybody else didn’t have a role in a fraud. What if a person claimed to be president, but known to be part orders military to do some kind of deadly war, like attacking Iran?

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      I want the U.S. out of NATO and any other entangling Anschluss. Judging by the screams of the looter parties I vote against, “we” meet the broken system qualifications. As for Europe defending the Eastern States, thanks, but one D-Day was enough.

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      Binny Pegler

      As far as Transparency goes we’ve heard that Covid19 was the reason for restricting scrutineers access.
      This B.S. ignores the fact that we live in the age of CCTV. Cameras could have been setup on every counting machine so the ballot could be read (with a time stamp) as it was feed into the machine.
      Those cameras could be linked to the internet in real time so anyone/everyone could be scrutineers.
      Same with with ballot box security never out of sight to the CCTV cameras.
      Seals could have been checked using social distancing.
      With the correct label size visibility it should be possible to keep ballot boxs in the vision of CCTV from the moment the first ballots is placed in it until the last one is emptied out.

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    PeterS

    Too much unnecessary speculation here. Just wait and see what happens. I’m still expecting he will remain POTUS but would certainly not bet my house on it.

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      Kalm Keith

      Peter, the examples of twisted ugly behaviour given in the comments are so real and believable and indicate that most of the U.S. government and administrative functions have been bought out and rendered impotent.

      That’s something that must be addressed and fixed now.

      This is a once in a lifetime situation: take action to confront it, or sit back, ignore and spend the rest of our lives in a cesspool.

      No level of government is functioning as it should.

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    In all of this, I get the distinct impression that nearly everybody knows what’s going on, but they’re all looking the other way.

    Tony.

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    Deano

    Open corruption is an issue that interests me. I remember hearing of drug gangs in parts of South America that carried out murders in full public view without any attempt to disguise their identity. It demonstrated their immunity from prosecution and in turn, instilled fear in the community that they could act with impunity as the ‘law’ had either been purchased or completely intimidated.

    The November election seems to be have been run along similar lines. The message is clear: Don’t think that simply pointing out glaring examples of corrupt voting practice will have any effect – Big Tech MSM will vastly overpower you with its authority and influence.

    But we ultimately provide that level of influence and can ultimately take it away.

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    The problem with glittering generalities is that their vagueness unfocuses the mind. I doubt any two here can produce compatible definitions of corruption, fairness or cheating. The initiation of force, on the other hand, is comparatively easy to understand–and for that very reason evaded by all who place their faith in force, fraud and violence. The two halves of America’s entrenched Kleptocracy describe each other as corrupt, unfair, cheating, dishonest and disloyal. The last thing they want is for voters to remember what they say about each other and proceed to vote AGAINST the initiation of force and for Libertarian candidates. But that very act is improving the laws in the USA. Australians should try uncoerced elections sometime…

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    Dave in the States

    Most Americans don’t quite recognize that the exercise of the various God-given rights we enjoy is protected not by the 231-year-old document displayed in the National Archives, but rather by the fact that most Americans choose to respect the government and institutions that have been built on that document’s words.

    Way back in the last century the school I attended required that everybody take classes on the US Constitution and the Founding. It didn’t matter what your major was, if you wanted to receive a certificate you had to take those classes. One of the primary concepts of the American Founding is that sovereignty lies with the people and not with the state.

    Recently I saw some talking heads explode on TV when confronted with that basic concept.

    Since the majority of Americans know that the election was fraudulent the OBiden/Harris regime will always be considered illegitimate.

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      Dave in the States

      The use of the term OBiden is clever showing that Obama is the puppet master of Biden. However, I’m not going to use the term anymore. In Japanese prefixing an O to a name is honorific. For example, Hata becomes Ohata when elevated to position of honor. These people deserve no honor.

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        Harry Passfield

        Then use the apostrophe. O’Biden has no honorific value.

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        David Maddison

        I use the term Barris to reflect the fact that Harris is Biden’s puppet master and, if the unthinkable happens and Biden is appointed President, she will soon force him to “resign” or have him removed under the 25th Amendment.

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    Cargill

    When even the FBI favour the corrupt, and ignore a lap-top full of evidence during an election year — which includes the President being impeached essentially for the crimes the Biden family appear to have committed — the phase change is almost upon us.

    This isn’t correct. Trump was impeached for attempting to extort the Ukraine Government into going after Joe Biden … through the withholding of military aid.

    I think it is also extremely dodgy that Hunter Biden was on the board of Burisma … giving the company a veneer of great respectability and access to Washington.

    Presumably that’s why he was there – it’s never been adequately explained how Hunter Biden “earned” his director’s fees. But it didn’t buy Burisma protection … Biden (with European support) went after a corrupt prosecutor, a move that did no favours for Burisma at all.

    There is no realistic comparison between what Trump was impeached for (justifiably in my view), and Biden’s actions as VP, or his son’s.

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      Trump was accused of using his position to get a reward from Ukraine.
      Biden is accused of using his position to get a reward from Ukraine.

      Thanks for confirming my point.

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    PeterS

    Should the Supreme Court be Sanctioned?

    “A report has come out from a clerk in the Supreme Court describing what took place when the Texas case came up. Chief Justice Roberts said he did not give a “f–k” about precedent. He refused to accept the case claiming “we have riots” which in fact the entire Black Lives Matter movement has been protesting the very immunity police have been given not by Congress, but by the Supreme Court. It is the Court that has blood on its hands for creating immunity that was complained of in the Declaration of Independence.

    Chief Justice Roberts swore an oath to defend the Constitution. He has abandoned that oath and is a disgrace to the nation. He has condemned the country to the rise in civil unrest that may even rise to the level of breaking the country apart. Civilization = rule of law. He has abandoned countless centuries of precedent which distinguishes tyranny from civilization.”

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      PeterS

      After watching the video in the link above, if the SCOTUS keeps rejecting all attempts to uncover the truth about the fraudulent election, Trump has only one option left; use the Insurrection Act and the EO of 2018 to put the Supreme Court judges through military trials. If that video is true then the SCOTUS has lost a lot of credibility under the Constitution but they do have time to right their wrongs. This it it folks! If they don’t, Trump will have to act accordingly and arrest those judges.

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      Lawrie

      Could it be that Chief Justice Roberts is compromised in some way? He was appointed by Bush and confirmed 78-22 but as Mike Pence has said he has been a disappointment to conservatives. Judges everywhere, including here, all seem tainted by the leftist poison. I wonder if he had taken the Texas case would he have been exposed as a friend of say, Geoffrey Epstein for example, hence his vehement refusal to accept the suit. If the report had any legs would it be necessary to scream obscenities to get the message across when a logical argument would normally suffice?

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        Len

        Roberts and his wife adopted two Irish babies. One of the relinguising mothers said the child must remain in Ireland as part of the adoption. This did not happen. This is the wood that Obama had on Roberts. Do as you are told or the child goes back to Ireland. Both devastating to Robert and his wife. Hence the move to the Left

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          Lucky

          If that story is true how can it affect his actions now it is public? Who would remove the child, under what law, what court?

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    William Astley

    I would like some feedback on a specific concept, replace US congress with 70 unbiased, independent men and women who will work in a system that makes decisions based on analysis and logic to determine US spending and policy decisions. The suggestion in the US, is they would be located at a Milt base and an AI would assist the team.

    I would like to discuss the concept. Compare the current US gov system to the change.

    We do/watch/vote the ‘Political’ government thing because it is entertainment, not because it works. Voting does not fix problems in our system. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.

    It is a lot worse than our Politicians are corrupt. The Dem party went rogue and no one acted. They are still rogue.

    The Dems in 2020 in the US, sponsored riots, the Dems 24/7 came up with issues like the fake Russian investigation and impeachment, to attack the leader of the country, fixed the 2020 US election with help from FBI, intimidated the supreme court so the supreme court would not hear the pres’s case as they would face impeachment and charges of treason. Rogue party go all in, as something (China) is in charge of the rogue.

    Every Dem was their own agendas (make the US socialist, pay off all student debt, stop climate change, defund the police, spend the US to death, and so on). Politicians need special interest groups to give them money to get elected. ‘Politicians’ have immense power in the US system. Take the power away from them.

    Give the ‘power’ in the US system to a group of unbiased, intelligent, men and women, who are not connected with any special interest groups that would stop them from make the best analysis-based decisions for US citizens and for each state that are based on analysis and facts.

    Make the new system transparent. Produce simple summaries that citizens or states can read that explains the key input and outputs and objective of the spending or policy bill.

    Outsiders cannot make the new system give money for white elephant projects as every decision must be logically required to help the states and the people. The states and the people cannot waste their tax money and white elephant money will be spent other projects or to avoid going into debt.

    US Politicians decided what they want to do and then they make the government give them analysis that justifies what they want to do for political reasons. This system will not allow lying analysis and will control the spending to keep it out. It will spend money to ensure the analysis is honest.

    It is a fact, that Voting in the US, is not an effective means to pick/hire unbiased, smart, patriotic, young men and women to make all of US spending and policy decisions. Pelosi for example is too old 80 years, she is very biased, she is not patriotic, and she has her own agenda. If the US was in a difficult situation we would not hire Pelosi or Biden to help. Pelosi and Biden are both products of the US Political system.

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      Peter C

      Dear William Astley,

      I have been following your comments because you have given some insights into the current state of affairs which give me a glimmer of hope about the outcome.
      Whether your insights are the result of insider knowledge or speculation I do not know, but I hope it is the former.

      Regarding your idea of replacing the democratic state with an autocratic one based on “a group of unbiased, intelligent, men and women, who are not connected with any special interest groups that would stop them from make the best analysis-based decisions for US citizens and for each state that are based on analysis and facts”; I view that idea with great trepidation and foreboding.

      Democracy is clumsy and inefficient and contains within itself the seeds of its own destruction. Nonetheless I think it is better and fairer than other systems.

      ‘Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.…’

      Winston S Churchill, 11 November 1947

      A flaw in your plan (IMHO) is the formation of the group. Where do you find such a group of unbaised, intelligent, fair minded people? I think you previously said that they should be paid only a modest amount of money, and maybe they should be young. Well I am worried about the young because they are blind to their own ignorance and lack of experience and they tend to be over confident about their idealism.

      Even if the group start off unbiased, fair minded and committed to the national good, how can they stay that way? It is human nature to suffer from hubris and be susceptible to flattery.
      John Dahlberg Acton said;

      “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely

      The struggle between democracy and autocracy has been difficult and often violent. I can only hope for the best outcome.

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        William Astley

        Hi Peter,

        It is not my idea, it is the US Military’s idea. The US Military are acting in response to the Milt’s discovery of a Chinese plot in the US (Pelosi and other Dems) and the use of advanced tactical biological agents (Pelosi and other Dems) in the US.

        The US plan, I heard, is to shut down congress. And create a ‘temporary’ new system congress. Kind of makes sense. Advanced biological warfare, propaganda war that the west is losing, the chinese plan is to get us to spend ourselves to death on climate emergencies, and they have control of the news media. The US Milt is not asleep.

        The US Military will select 70 of their Military officers (with different skills sets to assist the team) to form the team.

        Each team member will server 4 years and that will be extended to 6 years.

        The team size was determined by the Milt. Congress has 438 plus 100 members. This new group is predicted to out preform the old system in terms of legislation passed by a factor of ten.

        https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mccarthy-fbi-swalwell-intel-committee

        McCarthy gets FBI briefing on Swalwell: ‘He should not be on Intel’ committee

        https://www.foxnews.com/politics/swalwell-pelosi-background-check-every-intern-not-necessary
        Standing by Swalwell, Pelosi says background check on every intern isn’t necessary

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          Peter C

          Hi William,

          Well that explains how the 70 members of the team could be selected. But a military dictatorship is a form of autocracy.
          Presumably the 70 legislators are selected by the Joint Chiefs (or their subordinates) but the joint chiefs have no legitimacy unless they are appointed by the President.

          Would the President still by elected by the People?

          Does the idea have any source? I can’t imagine the Joint Chiefs putting their names to such a scheme?

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            William Astley

            It is not a Military Dictatorship. Military dictatorships have Generals replacing the government. That would be a stupid plan, that would be in the best interest of the US.M This absolutely is not a Milt takeover. This is change that people will like, it will work, and for that reason it is going to be copied by other countries in the world. Same basic structure.

            Group of smart unbiased men and women who are supported by an AI to make a country’s spending decisions based on analysis, without bias.

            Trump is going to stay in the WH, however, he has been chosen for the Plan. Trump has support of half of the US. He must get support from the other half.

            Trump must also find the correct balance, in his public speaking to help workout this very difficult situation. There will be not Presidential elections until the US China issue is resolved.

            This is a system that is run with US Military officers for security reasons, that is designed to be the Replacement for Government.

            The US Milt, US people, and US states are not stupid. The new system must be and will perform unbelievably better than the old system in terms of any measurement. Money not wasted. No white elephants. Fix the old legislation written decades ago that cannot be fixed because of special interest groups.

            Treat every state fairly, regardless of political party the state picked.

            The proposed system has been tested and it works. 70 people (Milt officers, men and women, oldest 47 year) will be roughly ten times more efficient that the current ‘system’.

            This is a system that is designed to keep special interest groups out. Designed to be transparent. That is what kills Washington and the fact that Politicians 438 of them all have their own agendas….

            And another thing I heard, the congress replacement team will have an AI to support them. The AI has worked with the team and the AI helped come up with the non-violent response to the very serious threats of anarchy and the Chinese biological attack. I heard the US Milt have found out the covid is a designed high tech biological package that was designed using digital

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    OldOzzie

    Suspicious? Dominion warned memory cards might need to be prematurely removed from voting machines

    Due to vote counting limits, at least 36 memory cards in voter tabulators had to be prematurely removed, raising new concerns about chain of custody and belatedly discovered memory cards.

    Dominion, which has fiercely defended its technology since Election Day, issued the “customer advisory” on Oct. 26, according to a “bulletin” sent to county election officials from Georgia Elections Division Director Chris Harvey. The memo was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Just the News to Fulton County, home to Atlanta, Georgia’s largest city.

    “Dominion Voting released a customer advisory yesterday stating that when an ImageCast Precinct (ICP) Tabulator reaches approximately 10,000 ballots cast for a single election, a message will appear that reads, ‘Maximum Ballot Capacity Reached’,” Harvey wrote in the memo.

    Harvey directed officials to follow one of two policies outlined by Dominion “if [they] believe that a single ICP will reach 10,000 ballots cast.” One of those was a directive to “remove the original memory cards from the tabulator that has reached or is nearing maximum capacity” and install new memory cards into it.

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    Penguinite

    If the Socialist/Communist cheats are allowed to usurp the 2020 POTUS election the World will drown in its own detritus and deservedly so. The UN/WHO are totally corrupt and the epicentre for most of the evils which currently pervade our Terra Firma.

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    The article said:
    ” … the President (Trump) being impeached essentially for the crimes the Biden family appear to have committed.”

    That’s not true.
    Trump was impeached for doing his job — asking for help INVESTIGATING a crime committed by Joe Biden in Ukraine. Trump asked the current Ukraine president to investigate Joe Biden, who had bragged on a 2018 video that he extorted the former Ukraine President to halt an investigation.
    Using the threat of withholding $1 billion of Obama Administration loan guarantees … which worked.

    That Ukraine investigation was of Burisma, a Ukraine energy company paying Hunter Biden (and business partner Devon Archer) both $83,000 or $93,000 a month to be called members of their corporate board … while Joe Biden was VP. There is no indication the two men ever attended a board meeting. Nor did they have any energy industry knowledge.

    If Joe Biden had been a Republican, and Trump had ignored the video confession, I suppose Nasty Nancy Pelosi would have impeached Trump for NOT investigating the Biden crime!

    The second impeachment charge was Trump obstructing the impeachment inquiry, by telling his administration officials to ignore subpoenas for documents and testimony.

    Trump told Nancy Pelosi to get a court order to hand over the documents … which she never attempted to do. Then Trump released transcripts of his phone calls with the Ukraine President that made the second impeachment charge a moot point.

    Trump was never charged with violating a specific federal stature. Unlike Joe Biden, who bragged about breaking the law on videotape in 2018, talking about when he was meeting with the then Ukraine president, as VP, in 2016.

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    OldOzzie

    Unconstitutional? Wisconsin city election officials sought private money to register voters

    GOP official, legal expert says private funding requirements detailed in memos raises ethical, Constitutional issues.

    City officials in Green Bay, Wis., solicited private money from a voter advocacy group backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, pledging they would use some of the $1 million grant to run registration campaigns and conduct outreach to “underrepresented” minority voters, according to memos obtained by Just the News through an open records request.

    Legal experts and Wisconsin GOP officials said Wednesday the grant arrangement appeared to put city election officials in the business of conducting partisan activities like get-out-the-vote efforts and registrations usually reserved for political parties and candidates. They added it possibly violated the equal protection clause of the Constitution by targeting only certain ethnic communities deemed favorable to Democrats.

    “Using private funds to have government workers implement voter registration drives — that should be done by political groups — is an ethical concern,” Wisconsin GOP chairman Andrew Hitt told Just the News. “And the fact that they initially offered this money to Democrat cities, to target Democrat constituencies, sheds more light on their actual intentions.”

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    OldOzzie

    New Strzok text messages show FBI warned key allegation in FISA might be false

    Informer Halper captured Carter Page saying he didn’t know key Russian as alleged to court

    Four days before securing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant targeting the Trump campaign, the FBI was alerted that Trump adviser Carter Page had denied to an undercover informer ever knowing or meeting a key senior Russian official as agents were about to allege to a court, according to a text message made public Thursday by Senate investigators.

    The text message was sent Oct. 17, 2016, from an FBI employee whose name was redacted to then-Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, who was leading the Crossfire Hurricane probe on the now disproven Trump-Russia collusion.

    The message, released by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, provides the clearest evidence to date that FBI senior leaders were alerted to a key factual discrepancy in the FISA warrant before they got it approved from the court and they did not alert the judges.

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    David-of-Cooyal-in-Oz

    Has the assessment, directed by the EO to be delivered 45 days after the November 3 election, actually been delivered to POTUS and the other nominated recipients?
    I guess they could still meet that deadline in the next hour as my iPad clock says it’s just before 4pm in New York.
    Cheers
    Dave B

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      Lawrie

      Several of the reporting agencies told the DNI that they could not meet the deadline. In the military t6hat would be called insubordination and those in charge sacked to be replaced by people who would obey a direct order. My take is that the agencies were counting on Biden being the President and then their reports would just gather dust so why rush. If Trump is returned I guess there will be several looking for new jobs or perhaps facing charges.

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        David-of-Cooyal-in-Oz

        G’day Lawrie,
        I generally agree, but he is still POTUS, and Commander in Chief, and if his direct order has been disobeyed I reckon immediate “close arrest” of the disobedient would seem appropriate.. Promote the second in command and give 24 hours to produce a usable assessment. Repeat as necessary.
        The EO did declare a National Emergency after all.
        Cheers
        Dave B

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      Alice Thermopolis

      Interesting development on Thursday US time: DNI chief, John Ratcliffe, was interviewed by Fox’s Tucker Carlson:

      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/intel-community-assessment-delayed-amid-dispute-over-whether-china-sought-to-influence-2020-election

      Amanda Schoch, Assistant DNI for Strategic Communications said in a statement to Fox News:

      “The IC has received relevant reporting since the election and a number of agencies have not finished coordinating on the product,” Schoch continued. “The DNI is committed to providing this report to our customers expeditiously.”

      The report was expected to be released by Friday, but sources familiar told Fox News that there is a dispute within the intelligence community over what should be included in this 2020 ICA.

      “Sources told Fox News that a number of senior intelligence analysts are “adamant” that China sought to influence the 2020 presidential election, while a number of others are downplaying China’s activities surrounding the election.

      Some analysts claim that China’s efforts were “minimal” or only plans that ultimately were not acted upon, while others are arguing there is “ample raw intelligence” about China’s intentions and actions.”

      Ratcliffe’s clearly made up his mind about Chinese “influence” and gone public. Is this his way of telling the “intel community” to get their act together ASAP?

      “The intelligence is so clear that China is our greatest threat,” Ratcliffe said. “People that equate other things, or say, oh, you know, Russia is a greater threat, they are politicizing intelligence.”

      He added: “I am hoping now that the election is over, now that people have voted, and if there is a Biden administration, that they will get past politicizing intelligence and be honest about China and acknowledge that China, and China alone is the greatest national security threat that we face.”

      Will the DNI Report – when/if released – mention Hunter Biden’s deals/dollars/links with Chinese companies?

      We’ll know soon, I hope……but don’t hold your breath.

      Possible reasons for the “delay” include:

      (i) squabbling/turf war in the “intel community” over reputational damage for not blowing the China whistle earlier, and

      (ii) a pro-Biden attempt to slow down the process/clock by intentionally ignoring the reporting timeline in Trump’s 2018 EO.

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    OldOzzie

    This Article in today’s The Australian by Adam Creighton sums up how “The Corrupters” ie Govt/Media have used Covid-19 Panic to restrict our lives for no reason at all

    Personal liberty sacrificed at the altar of Covid public safety

    Across nine months about 7900 Swedes, or 0.08 per cent, have died from or with COVID-19, a quarter of those in their 90s, and half over 80 — and vastly fewer than the 100,000-odd that catastrophists warned would die without lockdown. Sweden’s intensive care units are not even close to being full.

    In short, the so-called ravaging would be news to Swedes, who have been able to go about their lives relatively normally this year.

    Without the relentless drumbeat about cases in the media — often induced by mass testing rather than actual illness — few would even know there was a pandemic in Sweden or anywhere else.

    A more reasonable conclusion from the data would be that Sweden has had much the same level of death as other countries, without resorting to mask orders and authoritarian lockdowns, whose costs are yet to be assessed.

    Every country ahead of Sweden in COVID-19 deaths has imposed far tougher restrictions for far longer. It will take statistical genius to tease out a correlation between lockdowns and lives saved, let alone causation.

    What does distinguish Sweden — and why it is attacked so viciously — is because, rather than copying China, it followed the conventional advice for responding to influenza-like pandemics.

    It issued recommendations and banned large gatherings. It eschewed forcing people to wear masks, which countless studies had shown to be ineffective. It tried to strike a balance between health and wellbeing, broadly defined. Quarantining entire healthy populations for months, by force, was considered so extreme it wasn’t even canvassed. Nor was the mass testing of healthy people.

    This is a debate about the rights of the individual in relation to the state. It’s a debate about whether the ends always justify the means, and whether the risk of a tiny increase in mortality among the over-80s justifies interventions unseen in modern history.

    In short, 2020 has been a chilling display of how quickly rights fought for across centuries can be snuffed out temporarily. It will be interesting to see how quickly they come back. Maybe we should keep the QR code infrastructure in place just in case. Why shouldn’t governments know your whereabouts if it can help save lives?

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      OldOzzie

      From the Comments – the above The Australian Article

      Vaughan
      1 hour ago

      Excellent commentary, Adam. According to the European Mortality Monitoring project (https://www.euromomo.eu/graphs-and-maps), Sweden currently has a “low excess” of deaths. That is, seasonally adjusted, the number of deaths from all causes is more than two but less than four standard deviations above the mean. This is perhaps a signal that a communicable disease is at work, but not a very strong one. As Adam says, if not for the media’s “relentless drumbeat”, anyone outside a nursing home wouldn’t know it was happening. From 2017–2019, Sweden has had a low excess of deaths in 17 different weeks—one week in ten!—without any public notice. Is the new normal to be a lockdown every tenth week?

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    OldOzzie

    Yes, There’s Evidence Joe Biden Engaged in Shady Foreign Deals

    “I’m making this statement to set the record straight about the involvement of the Biden family. Vice President Biden, his brother Jim Biden and his son Hunter Biden in dealings with the Chinese. I’ve heard Joe Biden say that he’s never discussed business with Hunter. That is false. I have first-hand knowledge of this because I directly dealt with the Biden family, including Joe Biden,” Bobulinski told a crowd of reporters on October 22, 2020.

    But Bobulinski didn’t simply make an accusation, he backed up his claims with years worth of receipts.

    “The evidence sits on these three phones. I don’t want to go into anything further. This will be discussed with Senator Johnson and his committee and the American people can decide what’s fact,” he said to the same reporters. “Everything I’m saying is corroborated by emails, WhatsApp chats, agreements, documents, and other evidence.”

    Most reporters didn’t bother following up on the claims. Instead, they published statements about the story being a “non-story” and a “distraction.” Those who decided to do a little digging found a plethora of information.

    Fox News reported on a May 20, 2017, text exchange in which Bobulinski was warned by another Biden business partner, James Gilliar, not to mention Joe Biden by name.

    “Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when u are face to face, I know u know that but they are paranoid,” it says.

    The basic facts prove this isn’t simply about Hunter Biden but has already escalated into a serious corruption scandal for Joe Biden. Now that evidence is mounting and showing Joe Biden was involved or at the very least, a beneficiary of the deals, the media narrative has predictably become, “there is no evidence.” There is evidence and there will be more. For America, the question should be about how this impacts national security and whether Joe Biden is compromised by a foreign enemy as commander-in-chief.

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    OldOzzie

    Sen. Durbin Gives the Trump Admin ‘Credit’ for Vaccine Success

    llinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, a frequent critic of the Trump White House, said he had to give credit where it’s due.

    “The Warp Speed project appears to be a dramatic success, and I pray that it will be,” Durbin said on the Senate floor on Thursday. “Although I’ve been a frequent critic of this administration, I want to give them credit for organizing this effectively and delivering a vaccine in a timely way, almost amazing timely way.”

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    OldOzzie

    Blue Dress Proof

    What it takes to get the media to believe a Democrat did wrong.

    Election fraud

    How about the presidential election fraud story? There was fraud. It is documented. There are multiple witnesses in multiple states. There is hard statistical evidence. There are state-level investigations. There are state-level audits that are currently being manipulated (again). This is not some made-up thing. There was a Senate hearing yesterday cataloging the instances of fraud, for heaven’s sake. The question isn’t whether there’s been voter fraud. That’s been firmly established, and people are being prosecuted right now for allegedly violating the law and producing hundreds and in some cases thousands of fraudulent ballots. The question now is whether all these fraudulent votes add up to enough to turn the election for Joe Biden. Some very smart scientists (see Nevada, here), statisticians, and computer experts think it did.

    And yet the election fraud story is being treated like Monica Lewinsky — a nasty little inconvenience getting in the way of favored politician greatness.

    There will have to be Blue Dress Proof™ as I’m coining it, for the media, for the Democrats, and for even the so-called intellectual conservatives to believe that this obvious thing that happened actually happened. There has always been voter fraud and maybe the fraud has moved other recent elections, too. We don’t know for sure, but this is something Americans should feel confident about. Americans should know with certainty that their votes count, that fraud couldn’t possibly sway an election of such magnitude.

    It’s obvious why the Democrats and media want this story to go away. If the fraud is verifiable and it was ubiquitous enough, then Joe Biden actually lost the election. Losing would mean four more years of enduring a politician they loathe.

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    OldOzzie

    Not the FBI I remember: William Barnett’s troubling interview

    A window into chaos at both the FBI and DOJ can be seen through the eyes of one individual at the center: the case agent for the Flynn investigation.

    In September, federal prosecutors filed a supplemental motion in the case. It included the interview of FBI Special Agent William Barnett. An agent of 20 years, he was interviewed as a witness in an independent DOJ review of the FBI’s investigation of the Flynn case. Barnett “handled the counterintelligence investigation of Mr. Flynn, and was thereafter assigned to the Special Counsel’s Office investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.”

    Barnett’s interview reveals a startling glimpse of dysfunction inside the FBI and Special Counsel Office. Clearly an outsider, he was skeptical of the Flynn case from the beginning. He was not alone in his views, but his assessments and persistent questions — “Where’s the crime?” — put him at odds with his superiors.

    The Razor investigation remained in a holding pattern through late 2016, with no directive to close the case or pressure to investigate. Barnett sought to close the investigation after the election. To wrap up a case that developed no evidence of a crime, he suggested interviewing Flynn. His request was denied.

    This is where things get interesting.

    Instead of closing the case, Barnett’s supervisor now suggests interviewing Flynn the next day; however, Barnett is not available. He was excluded from further discussions until Jan. 25, when he was informed that Flynn was interviewed the previous day. His supervisor was apologetic that Barnett was not consulted or notified.

    Let’s pause here to ask some questions:

    After Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel, Barnett briefed the Flynn case to Special Counsel Office attorney Jean Rhee, concluding no evidence of a crime was found. Rhee wasn’t satisfied and continued to drill down on the case. Barnett wanted nothing to do with the investigation, although Strzok persuaded him to continue working at the office, just not with Rhee.

    After the firing of former FBI director James Comey, Mueller’s attorneys directed all investigative activity. Barnett said he sensed a sort of “groupthink” and a “get Trump” attitude. Mueller’s team wanted to be part of something big, but not solely to get Trump. It appears they started with the assumption that a crime had been committed and their goal was to find evidence to support the charge.

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    Rupert Ashford

    You’re 150% right, Jo. But unfortunately this didn’t start recently, and is not limited to the one country we’re focusing on now. You have a person here in good ole Aus that is revered by many (especially those on the left) who said many years ago “whatever it takes”…

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    David Maddison

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/wh-adviser-navarro-releases-report-election-fraud-swing-victory-to-trump

    Peter Navarro releases 36-page report alleging election fraud ‘more than sufficient’ to swing victory to Trump

    By Andrew Mark Miller
    December 17, 2020 – 1:40 PM

    Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro published a lengthy report Thursday outlining several examples of voting irregularities that are “more than sufficient” to swing the outcome of the election in President Trump’s favor.

    The 36-page report “assesses the fairness and integrity of the 2020 Presidential Election by examining six dimensions of alleged election irregularities across six key battleground states” and concludes that “patterns of election irregularities … are so consistent across the six battleground states that they suggest a coordinated strategy to, if not steal the election, strategically game the election process in such a way as to … unfairly tilt the playing field in favor of the Biden-Harris ticket.”

    The six dimensions of voting irregularities in the report include: outright voter fraud, ballot mishandling, contestable process fouls, equal protection clause violations, voting machine irregularities, and significant statistical anomalies.

    All six of those voting issues were present in at least two key states, according to the report, and a total of six battleground states experienced multiple examples of the other dimensions.

    “Evidence used to conduct this assessment includes more than 50 lawsuits and judicial rulings, thousands of affidavits and declarations, testimony in a variety of state venues, published analyses by think tanks and legal centers, videos and photos, public comments, and extensive press coverage,” the report claims.

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    OldOzzie

    Intelligence Panel Republicans: Swalwell ‘Compromised’ by Fang Ties

    In the 21st century, even spies have a social media presence, and while Christine Fang has not been heard from or seen since she fled the United States more than five years ago, the Chinese national still keeps her Facebook account active. Fang made two posts in November. The first, a candid photo of her face in shadow and light. The second, a picture of the inside of the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, perfectly capturing the “Apotheosis of Washington.”

    The rest of the caucus has followed suit, with GOP leaders sending a letter this week to Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanding that she remove him from his post on the House Intelligence Committee.

    But even if he is removed, which seems unlikely, Republicans say the saga calls into question not just the credibility of Swalwell but the judgment of Pelosi. It is the perfect curtain raiser for their coming argument in the Joe Biden era that Democrats don’t take threats from China seriously. It’s a story too tempting to pass up. It reads a little like a spy novel because, well, it involves a spy. An attractive one.

    After listening to Swalwell lambast Trump for his alleged collusion with Russia only a few years after coming in direct contact with a Chinese agent, they are ready to turn the tables. If he stays on the Intelligence Committee, the GOP stands ready to make him a poster boy. “The situation with Swalwell, just like the situation with Hunter Biden, ties together the biggest weakness Democrats have: That they’re soft on China,” a former White House official said. “This is going to be an ongoing issue for Democrats.”

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    OldOzzie

    Instagram is Using False “Fact-Checking” to Protect Joe Biden’s Crime Record From Criticisms

    The Facebook-owned platform’s denunciation of a well-established view of Biden shows the dangers of internet censorship and the fraudulent use of “fact-checking.”

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    OldOzzie

    Trump’s Legacy of Peace | Opinion

    For 72 years, U.S. presidents sought to achieve peace between Israel and the Arab world. For 72 years, they largely failed.

    What for so long eluded presidents from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Barack Obama seems to have come effortlessly to President Donald Trump. In the space of just four months, together with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump has achieved four peace deals between Israel and Arab states—twice the number achieved by all his predecessors combined. Last Thursday, Trump announced Morocco has joined the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Sudan in the Abraham Accords normalization agreements with Israel. Three or four more Arab states are likely to join the circle of peace in Trump’s final weeks in office.

    Not only has Trump brought more peace to the Middle East, more comprehensively and faster than all of his predecessors combined, but he made it look easy. Israel’s ties with its Abraham Accords partners are expanding massively by the day. Tourists from the UAE are streaming into the country. And with one in seven Israeli Jews descended from the Moroccan diaspora, the potential for business and cultural ties between Israel and Morocco is almost limitless.

    But this brings us to the most extraordinary aspect of the Moroccan-Israel accord, and what it tells us about the durability of Trump’s achievements. It was concluded after Trump’s political defeat. By supporting U.S. allies and opposing U.S. foes, Trump empowered the forces of peace and moderation in the Middle East to stop waiting for America, and to defend themselves and build peace together for their peoples and their region regardless of who is in the White House.

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    OldOzzie

    Judicial Watch on Hunter Biden: ‘This Is a RICO Case,’ May Involve ‘Incoming President of the United States — If He’s Installed’

    As seemingly-incriminating information continues to surface on the Hunter Biden scandal, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton becomes more and more convinced that Biden family probes are likely building a RICO case involving Joe Biden, himself. You “can’t separate the two,” he said during an appearance on Newsmax TV’s “Spicer & Co.” on Thursday night.

    “This Is a RICO case,” Fitton charged, referring to the 1970 federal Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law that allows prosecution of those allegedly involved. “It involves potentially the incoming president of the United States, assuming he’s installed,” he added — adamantly so.

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    Doubting Dave

    There is no such thing as a conspiracy theory, it has always been a straw man argument. In science you have a hypothesis that the moon is made of green cheese or that the earth is dying because of man made global warming, but it is incumbent on those mang that claim to provide evidence from the real world and scientific observation that support that claim

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      robert rosicka

      Doubting Dave , conspiracy to commit murder , conspiracy to commit fraud are just two examples of a conspiracy you say don’t exist .
      As for a theory being gospel until proven otherwise I’m afraid there are many theories that cannot be proven or even disproved .

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        Doubting Dave

        I beg to differ, you have just given two examples of conspiracy hypothesis not theory, theory has to be based on observations from nature or the real world. Remember the anactdote from the early days of this blog, 97 percent of scientists believe in the man made global warming hyposis, 97% of Romancatholic cardinals believe that the pope is Gods conduit to his people, consensus is an act of faith, not science

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        Doubting Dave

        [Duplicate]

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      Len

      The term “Conspiracy theory” was coined by the CIA to cover up their activities when they were being exposed

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    OldOzzie

    Eric Swalwell and the spy: A lesson in how China is undermining us

    He also had a good perch in the U.S. Congress, having landed, in just his second term, a plum seat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which is regularly briefed on the intelligence community’s most highly classified operations.

    Swalwell’s prior experience in the world of foreign intelligence operations was limited to his role as a small-town councilman. Why then, you might logically wonder, was he assigned to the prestigious and sensitive intelligence committee? It wasn’t for his keen understanding of Russian tradecraft, that much we know. Think more along the lines of the business and philosophical interests of the China-groveling high-tech companies and socialist academic communities whose districts he straddles.

    Rep. Swalwell’s current political misfortune is, however, an instructive glimpse for the American people into the intentions and methods of a nation that is aggressively working to replace the U.S. as the world’s preeminent power. The operation targeting Swalwell may not look all that sophisticated but, when replicated hundreds, if not thousands, of times across the country at multiple levels, certain effects favorable to the Chinese government’s goal of global primacy are inevitable.

    Eric Swalwell has emerged as a useful icon of a major piece of the mosaic that makes up the complex intelligence-gathering strategy of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Rep. Swalwell is just a snapshot, but now, a very public one.

    Ambitious, inexperienced, attention-seeking politicians are like marks for mafia loan sharks. At some point a payment has to be made and the interest on the loan is ugly. Eric Swalwell had an ugly payment week. His carelessness with a Chinese intelligence operative looks far more substantive than the Russia collusion unicorn he so publicly insisted was real. Now he has to pay nasty interest on his glaringly public hypocrisy. If you’re going to draw attention to yourself, check what’s in your own leaky backpack first.

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    Karabar

    Here is a logical expectation of the progression of events over the next few days and weeks.

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    Corruption??? – Hmmmm

    Newsom’s Favorite French Laundry Restaurant Got 17 Times More COVID Relief Than Any Other San Fran Restaurant

    Do you remember when Gavin Newsom got caught partying with a large group at the ultra-fancy French Laundry restaurant after banning Californians from dining in large groups? He issued an insincere, stupid apology and expected everyone to forget about it.

    But real journalists still exist and ABC7, a local station in the Bay Area, did an amazing piece of investigative work that uncovered that The French Laundry applied for and received more COVID relief than any other restaurant in town. And not just more, but seventeen times more.

    Other restauranteurs weren’t so lucky.

    The investigative team at ABC7 ought to win an award for this one. They uncovered what we have suspected for a while. Most of those COVID loans went to the guys with the big bucks who can purchase influence, while the little guy got screwed. The only thing missing from their investigation is how many of the big restaurants that received the majority of the loans were donors to Newsom’s campaign.

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    OldOzzie

    Portents of a Harris Administration

    Ours is an age that ignores or hates the past, that pants for breakthroughs, firsts, the shattering of glass ceilings. While neither Biden nor his running mate stand out for selflessness or heroism or wit, they do satisfy the American appetite for firsts. Biden will be the oldest president to take the oath of office and the only commander-in-chief visibly impeded by early-stage dementia. He will also be the first “Catholic” president to celebrate abortion, and the only one to have officiated at a same-sex wedding. Being female and black, Harris will shatter two glass ceilings.

    Another first: never in our history has the electorate chosen—or had foisted upon them—an executive team so scant of intellect, character, charisma, or political philosophy.

    Biden refuses to let prosey fact trip up the flow of a good yarn. Of late, his “gaffs” and slips have been of the Freudian stripe, as when he refers to the “Harris-Biden” team, or boasts of the “most extensive voter fraud organization in the world.” The wandering mind, like the wine-flooded brain, sometimes blurts the truth. In dementia veritas.

    Spengler warned that “democracy becomes its own destroyer after money has destroyed intellect.” Money, of course, was not the only contaminate in the election, but cash flowed like water from a poisoned spring.

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    OldOzzie

    FIGHTING BIDEN

    Joe Biden is a lie wrapped in a sham hiding inside a moron — he is an epigone of a president at best.

    You see, Kamala Harris is much more complicated than Joe but also much more dangerous. She is a political creation who believes at any given moment whatever is the passion of that moment.

    Democrats always overplay their hand. They will try to steal the Georgia runoffs just as they did the presidency — they are printing the ballots as we speak. They are going for the kill-shot.

    Whether the Dems take Georgia or not, they aim to be vindictive and punish all unbelievers. They will certainly come for us regardless of their talk of unity.

    Remember, they also spoke of establishing truth commissions and making lists. Which professed vision seems more likely?

    This is war, and Biden, the Democrats, media, social media, big tech, and Antifa should know we are defending our country and its constitution and are not going down without a fight.

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    OldOzzie

    Given Thread Topic – Interesting Site – https://www.corruption.news/

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    Doubting Dave

    My people, in what became known as England had to endure a feudle system for best part of 2 thousand year’s, until reformation we were just surfs with no wrights, slaves in other words. You Ausies have sold out to China, what makes you any better

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      el gordo

      Australia hasn’t sold out to Beijing, but Canada has.

      “Under the terms of the Foreign Investment Protection Act (FIPA), a bi-lateral treaty ratified with China by the Trudeau government in 2019, Chinese security forces can be stationed on Canadian soil to protect vital Chinese investments, without the knowledge or consent of local authorities.”

      Canadian Independent Press Review, January 15, 2020

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        MP

        El taco, didn’t Slomo just have a bill passed that allows foreign troops to be stationed on Australia soil. He flew in students from Chyna via Singapore into Darwin, CCP, Military trained while leaving Aussies stranded due to lack of quarantine facilities.
        Darwin port is operated by Chyna and is doing an expansion at present, wonder who’s coin that is being done on.

        Its billionaire owner Ye Cheng had been named by the Chinese Government in 2013 as one of the top 10 “individuals caring about the development of national defence” and the company was later found to have extensive links to the Chinese Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army.

        In an interview in Beijing in 2016, Mr Ye said the Darwin Port investment fit the company’s strategy to expand its shipping and energy interests and served China’s foreign policy goal known as One Belt, One Road — an initiative the Australian Commonwealth has still not signed up to, citing security concerns raised by intelligence agencies.

        Thats from your ABC, so it must be true.

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    Hanrahan

    I can see a little more clearly now. Justices Roberts and Breyer are avowed never-Trumpers.

    According to Joshua Philipp, Roberts and Breyer are on tape before the election discussing how “this mother-****** can never be reelected.” It is unclear how such a tape exists and who is publishing it.

    Like everyone they are entitled to their opinion but having such strong opinions they are honour-bound to recuse themselves from deliberations which would be outcome determinative re the election.

    If Trump survives and serves a second term the tumbrels may well be on the streets again. The US is corrupt to the core.

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    sophocles

    Today is day 4 of the America’s Cup Global regatta. It’s being sailed on Auckland’s Waitemata harbour.

    The regatta is over 4 days and this is day 4 of racing. The AC 75
    yachts are low-flying projectiles. They were getting 43 km/hr from these boats in what were described as “light winds.” yesterday, I think they (wind speed) were less than 10km/hr but I could be wrong. We’re all waiting for racing to start again. Spectaror boats are still being cleared from the course but maybe 15 minutes time.

    As you can see, I’m highly distracted. The weather has been Sunshine, sunshine, sunshine and today, the last day of the global regatta, it’s sunshine again …

    This is why I was so quick to action Jo’s suggestion for “Industrial pop-corn.” This is racing I’m not gonna miss.

    The next racing will the Cup Challenger’s regatta to determine who is going up against Team New Zealand for the Cup and that’s next month (I think) and in March we have the Cup racing itself. I won’t be missing any of it.

    Waterborne “aircraft!”

    You might find footage on tvone.co.nz but I’ve done no research at all to be able to help any one interested. I can do some tomorrow. Today, I’m cheering Team NZ on …

    CU! Racing starts in 4 minutes.

    Gods: these boats are FAST!

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      sophocles

      Two out of 4 races sailed. Last race was Team NZ vs American Magic and Team NZ’ s race was impeccable. American Magic fell off its foils at one turn and that turned into over a 1000m loss. Wind speeds were 9-10 knots and boat speeds were 32 – 33 knots ( c. 36 mph and c. 59 km/hr.)

      Umm. That’s FAST!

      We have racing again tomorrow: the AC Christmas regatta. Got heaps of good popcorn for all this thanks to Jo’s timely reminder. I’ll do some research tonight so I can provide more info for any who might be interested.

      Oops, race 3 has started! I shall return!
      Right:
      American Magic vs Ineos UK, easy win for American Magic. Race 4 with Team NZ vs Prada Luna Rossa. Now that was a nail-biting race. Both yachts fell into wind holes twice and Team NZ managed to scrape a narrow win, cranking itself back onto its foils seconds ahead of Prada.

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    Analitik

    OT, but since the weekend unthreaded post tend to come out Sunday afternoon..

    China CCP shows it’s willing to sacrifice industrial output and people’s living standards to punish Australia over the call for further enquiry into the origins of SARS-CoV-2.

    In November, domestic coal imports were down by 19% compared with the previous month, following continuous reports about the country cutting down on coal from Australia, which last year supplied more than half of China’s imported thermal coal, due to ongoing geopolitical friction between the two countries

    According to State Grid Hunan, a government-backed power provider, the province is expecting a shortfall of 3 million to 4 million kilowatts until next spring, amid record-high demand and limited capacity, especially in the capital of Changsha

    https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1006598/amid-coal-crunch%2C-cities-limit-power-to-businesses%2C-factories

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    OldOzzie

    Fitton: Impeachment Star Witness Was Aware of Burisma Corruption

    Turns out that one of the Democrats’ star witnesses in their sham impeachment of President Trump – former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie “Masha” Yovanovitch – seemed to have been shading the truth. Are you at all surprised?

    We just received 210 pages of records from the State Department showing that Yovanovitch had specifically warned in 2017 about corruption allegations against Burisma Holdings. However, during her November 2019 testimony in the impeachment proceedings, Yovanovitch told lawmakers that she knew little about Burisma.

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    OldOzzie

    Charles Hurt: Biden’s Transition Has Been a Flaming Disaster

    Joseph R. Biden has not even been sworn in and already it is shaping up to be the “hold my beer” presidency.

    For four years the innocent citizens of America have endured the wildest accusations and conspiracies about how President Trump was corrupt, a puppet of a foreign power, beholden to an overseas dictator hellbent on destroying America whose family was raking in the millions from those very same enemies abroad.

    Mr. Biden’s response: “Hold my beer.”

    As in, “Hold my beer. Watch this.” It’s the age-old anthem among rednecks across America who wish to outdo their comrades in some daring — often self-defeating — stunt.

    For example, you might build a wooden ramp beside a raging bonfire over which you jump your brand new four-wheeler. “Hold my beer. Watch this,” says your friend, who douses the wooden ramp in diesel fuel and lights it on fire before performing the same brilliant stunt.

    “Hold my beer. Watch this,” is said to be the five most perilous words in the American language.

    But, hey, the beaches of Normandy did not get stormed by a bunch of sissies.

    And I don’t mean to give Mr. Biden too much credit here. The guy wouldn’t know which end was up on a four-wheeler. He wouldn’t know diesel fuel from the apple juice his caretakers give him in a box with a straw.

    His wife, “Doctor” Jill Biden, would be utterly flummoxed by the math of a four-wheeler. She would be looking for the fifth wheel, while demanding everyone standing around the bonfire and burning ramp address her as “Doctor.”

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    David Maddison

    Please See Joshua Philipps’ of The Epoch Times documentary:

    “2020 Election Investigation: Who Is Stealing America?”

    https://www.youmaker.com/video/60bb93fa-d621-4d44-b9d0-420b9621cb57

    Also see video link I posted above:

    https://youtu.be/4cLswLTZ18o

    (I can’t find that one on a site other than YouTube, I normally try to only post links to non-Leftist free speech sites.)

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    David Maddison

    This has been reported here before so I’ll just post a link and an abstract.

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/election-watchdog-group-exposes-zuckerbergs-500m-dark-money-scheme-to-elect-biden

    Election watchdog group exposes Zuckerberg’s $500M ‘dark money’ scheme to elect Biden

    Zuckerberg gave $500 million to government officials and election groups in a “naked attempt to purchase an election,” watchdog says

    Fri Dec 18, 2020 – 3:56 pm EST

    December 18, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – An election-integrity watchdog group released a report on Wednesday detailing a massive multi-million-dollar scheme by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to influence the election process in various states in favor of Joe Biden.

    The Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society documented over $500 million in grants from Zuckerberg to state and local officials through “a dark money apparatus of 10 nonprofits funded by 5 foundations, they said. Phill Kline, director of the Amistad Project, likened Zuckerberg’s efforts to a “shadow government running our elections,” at a press conference on Wednesday.

    (See link for rest.)

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    markx

    Perhaps some in here could contact Trump’s lawyers with your vast troves of evidence and thousands of affidavits.
    It appears they didn’t have access to it.

    A nice summary of all court cases and judgements. With links to the detailed rulings.

    https://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/us-politics/donald-trump-says-judges-have-refused-to-look-at-the-evidence-of-voter-fraud-is-he-right/news-story/d4f1fd532cfa6e9ccebc45793f0f6ab3

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