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A science presenter, writer, speaker & former TV host; author of The Skeptic's Handbook (over 200,000 copies distributed & available in 15 languages).


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Patrick Byrne: “I bribed Hillary Clinton $18m” — on behalf of the FBI

“I bribed Hillary Clinton $18 million dollars.”

“I know what’s in the Durham Report”

It’s another great movie script. It’s so fantastic it might be true.

What happens if there is widespread corruption, and the Spooks that hold the secrets start to use those secrets for their own agenda? Who watches the watchers? We all know it isn’t CNN.

This is Patrick Byrne speaking again, the man who founded Overstock, made $2 billion and got famous battling against Wall St corruption. He’s a Stanford maths and philosophy guy. He crunched the numbers and was one of the first to report details of how the election was rigged.

Now he explains that the FBI approached him in 2015 to catch Hillary Clinton in a sting. He agreed to help, played along, arranged the meeting. Hillary took the bait (at least as far as he knows) and collected the $18 million. But a few days later the FBI suddenly dropped the case. They said Hillary was going to win the election.

“Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president and nothing can stop that now. The day she becomes President, the first thing she is going to do is […]

Pushing back the Deep State? US Supreme Court may be able to stop politicians fobbing off big decisions to the EPA

The Deep State gets around congress and voters but we all know it isn’t supposed to be that way

The voters may not like the decisions, but they can’t vote out the bureaucrats. Think of the EPA, the FDA, and of course, the central bankers. Think of the Clean Air Act!

Some of these agencies effectively make the guidelines that we-the-people have to live by, then they enforce them, and adjudicate them too. They become defacto Kingmakers in their own fiefdoms. They are the fourth branch of government, also known as The Deep State.

But what feels wrong, may indeed be wrong, and it’s possible the Obama era Clean Power Plan could be repealed if it is deemed to breach the NonDelegation Doctrine, and there is renewed interest in this now that Brett Kavanaugh is in the Supreme Court. (No wonder some tried so hard to get him out).

The nondelegation doctrine is centuries old, and implicit in not just the US but all written constitutions that impose a separation of power. Here’s the wikipedia entry:

The origins of the nondelegation doctrine, as interpreted in U.S., can be traced back to, at least, 1690, when John […]