One of the reasons that this current phase of impeachment folly is called an “inquiry” is that it is the normal responsibility of the House Judiciary Committee to hold a REAL impeachment hearing – one that will lead to Articles of Impeachment, or not.
What is going on in the House today is nothing more than a long public relations stunt with Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff as the current ringmaster. There was no reason that Democrats could not have simply voted to launch an impeachment HEARING – as has been the normal course in the past. They could have had all the same witnesses – even some behind closed doors. The only difference is that the rights of the accused – in this case the President of the United States – would have been preserved.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chose to bypass the normal impeachment process in order to gin up a political lynching. (Yes, I called it that in the colloquial sense of the word.) She assigned six committees to “inquire” as to whether Trump committed any offenses worthy of an impeachment HEARING.
You will notice I did not say “crime.” That is because impeachment – as currently defined — does not require a crime even though the Constitution says that impeachment must be founded on “treason, bribery HIGH CRIMES and misdemeanors.” That sounds like serious stuff.
Pelosi and Co. understand that the Constitution be damned, the only requirement for impeachment is getting a majority of one political party to pass Articles of Impeachment. Consequently, she has undertaken the most political and unnecessary impeachment process in the history of the nation. She has weaponized impeachment.
Of course, such Articles must be filled with language suggesting abuse of power, obstruction of justice and other dubious accusations that can be made to sound like crimes. In fact, the Democrats have all those talking heads on television saying flat-out that Trump is guilty of this crime or that crime. Of course, that is only their opinion – or at least their politically-based claim.
Once the Democrats finish their repetitious “inquiry” – rolling it into a quasi-public phase — they will transfer the impeachment business over to the Judiciary Committee to conduct the “hearing” that will most likely lead to a highly partisan vote on Articles of Impeachment.
In the meantime, we will have the impeachment ball lateraled to Jerry Nadler, the diminutive chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and a stridently partisan New York Democrat, who makes Schiff look like the champion of bipartisanship.
Nadler craves the center stage over impeachment. He was among the earliest voices demanding impeachment – a full-fledged member of the #NeverTrump Resistance Movement. We got a preview of Nadler when he was undertaking his own investigation of the Trump administration – saying that HIS investigation was essentially an impeachment hearing.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi squelched that idea as being a bit premature. Instead, she concocted the impeachment “inquiry” concept as a precursor to a legitimate hearing. It was only a temporary setback for Nadler since the impeachment process would eventually have to come to his Committee.
Anyone who holds any hope that Nadler will conduct a fair and nonpartisan hearing does not know the guy. He has already accused Trump of every crime in the book. He even claims that Trump criminally colluded with Russian even though Special Counsel Robert Mueller made it VERY clear that he had not – nor had anyone associated with the Trump campaign.
Nadler insists that the Mueller Report accused Trump of at least 10 counts of obstruction of justice – even though he left that decision to the higher-ups at the Department of Justice – and they declared that NONE of the examples of POSSIBLE obstruction rose to the level of a crime. End of subject.
Some Democrats – apparently including Pelosi – want to limit the charges in any Articles of Impeachment to abuse of power associated with the allegations that Trump attempted to enter into an inappropriate quid pro quo with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Others – including Nadler – want to include every conceivable charge – even those discredited in the Mueller Report.
If we were dealing with a court-of-law, all the charges leveled against Trump would not likely survive the first Motion to Dismiss. But this is not a court-of-law. Impeachment is a political process, and Nadler is the consummate political creature. His only interest is to create enough cover for the Democrat majority to impeach Trump.
If you think the Schiff inquiry was marred by political acrimony and shenanigans, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
So, there ‘tis.
The amount of so-called ‘asylum seekers’ pouring into the United States is set to be slashed by at least 40 percent in 2020 compared this year, where 30,000 migrants were settled throughout the country.
President Trump has authorized a cap on the ‘refugee resettlement program’ for the Fiscal Year of 2020, the Associated Press reports. The cap would permit no more than 18,000 ‘refugees’ to be resettled in the interior of the country in 2020. Once realized, this would represent an 80 percent reduction in the inflow of refugees compared to what was seen under President Obama.
Furthermore, it is conceivable that the number of so-called refugees allowed to stay in the country in 2020 could be even less than 18,000.
In the Fiscal Year of 2019 (October 1st, 2018 to September 30th, 2019), 30,000 refugees were resettled across the interior of the United States.
Of the 30,000 that were resettled, over 12,900 came from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 4,900 arrived from Burma, more than 4,400 made their way from Ukraine, and close to 1,200 came from Afghanistan.
Although the majority of the resettled refugees are Christian (i.e. Catholic, Protestant, etc.), those who came from Afghanistan are Muslim.
Over fifty percent of the resettled refugees were distributed across 12 states. While Texas absorbed the most with 2,500 refugees, the states of California, New York, Washington, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois, North Carolina, Georgia, and Kentucky each took more than 1,000 refugees.
Official White House immigration numbers have revealed that from 2008 to 2018, the United States has permanently resettled over 1.7 million foreign nationals through its different humanitarian programs.
According to the Federation for American Immigration Reform, refugee resettlement costs American taxpayers close to $9 billion every five years.
The name Eric Ciaramella has been bandied about as the likely whistleblower that kicked off the impeachment campaign against President Trump. Intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff and the House democrats leading the impeachment inquiry have neither confirmed nor denied that Ciaramella is the whistleblower. They have instead insisted on “his or her” protection, whoever “he or she,” may be.
But did they just screw up and reveal that the man they have been trying to protect – Eric Ciaramella – is indeed the whistleblower?
“Shifty” Schiff and his fellow Democrats have lambasted the president and GOP lawmakers for demanding the release of the alleged whistleblower’s name. They claimed Republican efforts to out the informant violated federal law and could jeopardize the person’s safety. “The president’s allies would like nothing better than to help the president out this whistleblower,” stated House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff. “Our committee will not be a part of that — we will not stand for that.”
However, it appears Schiff may have accidentally leaked the alleged whistleblower’s name in the transcript of a witness testimony. On page 236 of the just released transcript of Bill Taylor’s testimony, the name “Eric Ciaramella” is included in a question the top Ukraine diplomat was asked during his closed-door session. Taylor was asked if the name rang a bell. He denied familiarity with the name as well as any communications with Ciaramella.
RealClear Investigations recently suggested that the alleged whistleblower could be Ciaramella. He is a registered Democrat who previously worked with former Vice President Joe Biden and former CIA Director John Brennan. His name has been tossed around on social media platforms for weeks and is known by many on Capitol Hill.
Now, the very fact that Schiff did not redact the name in the transcript after saying that he would, should the whistleblower’s identity be revealed in any testimony, could simply mean that Ciaramella is not the whistleblower. Or, it could mean that someone on Schiff’s staff screwed up royally, and accidentally released the name that they were trying so hard to keep secret.
President Trump has been pushing for the name of the whistleblower to be made public. “The whistleblower should be revealed because the whistleblower gave false stories,” stated the president. “Some people would call it a fraud.”
President Donald Trump has implied that he has evidence that will expose the bias against him of decorated war veteran Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.
Over the weekend, Trump seemingly threatened to expose information on Vindman, whose damning testimony reportedly included that the president omitted certain “keywords and phrases” from the White House’s memo of the Ukraine phone call at the center of an impeachment inquiry.
Vindman sat in on the July 25 call between Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that spurred the House of Representatives’ impeachment investigation.
While speaking to reporters outside the White House, Trump repeated his earlier claims that Vindman is a “Never Trumper,” a label he also bestowed on former Ukraine Ambassador William Taylor after his impeachment inquiry testimony outlined how Trump officials made demands of the Ukrainian government in exchange for investigations into the Bidens.
Vindman, reportedly testified that he was instructed by White House counsel John Eisenberg to keep quiet about the call after voicing his concerns. “It’s a whole scam… it’s between the Democrats and the fake news media,” Trump said of the inquiry. When asked what evidence he had that Vindman is a “Never Trumper,” the president cryptically responded, “We’ll be showing that to you real soon.”
CERN is the European Organization for Nuclear Research. They have a statue of Shiva outside of their headquarters. Shiva is an ancient Eastern Indian God who is known to be the destroyer of worlds. Why then would CERN opt to use such a representation for their company’s image. Unless there are many more underlying factors about CERN that we all need to know and understand.
We’re in an age where technology is advancing at a break-neck pace. Computers are in everything that you can think of. Drones are flying through the air. It seems we’re getting closer and closer to living like The Jetsons. It’s the information age and with that everyone wants it now. Instant gratification with little effort to achieve it. Soon we’ll have robots doing every menial task that you can image. What a convenience. Or is it?
Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic of the times. And I’m not talking about the movie starring Will Smith. However, that particular movie does give some insight into some of the ideas that I’m going to present to the readers today. This actually gets a little bit spooky. There are certain people and institutions that have their fingers on the buttons of some dangers tech.
CERN and Google have partnered up on creating a future Large Hadron Collider. CERN stated that since Google is a data storage company, they would be the perfect company to pair with to develop their quantum computing projects. These projects involve crowd computing and machine learning. Why would a company like CERN really want to team up with a data storage company like Google? Whistleblowers speak of CERN being used to communicate with interdimensional demons. These interdimensional demons or beings are said to give the scientist at CERN information to help fuse consciousness and intelligence to robots using quantum entanglement. Quantum entanglement is a physical phenomenon when pairs or groups of particles are generated, interact or share spatial proximity in such a way that the quantum state can not be described independently of the state of the other. Across town or across dimensions. These beings give this information in order to create a body to house their demonic spirits.
Geordie Rose is one of the founders and former CEO of D Wave Systems, Inc. D Wave is a quantum computing company based in British Columbia and Canada. Geordie Rose is a leading advocate for A.I. and quantum computing. Geordie states that humanity may face an existential extraterrestrial threat. He says the D Wave computer is not summoning demons but rather something more closely related to the Lovecraftian Great Old Ones. Geordie speaks of there being many intelligent alien races out there in the great vastness of space. He says they’re not necessarily good or evil, benevolent or malevolent, fair or unjust they just don’t give a damn about you. These “Great Old Ones” aren’t necessarily aligned with what our needs and wants are. Geordie is convinced that lurking in the background of all of the distractions that we face on a day to day bases like politics, crime, immigration, and race relations there is a tsunami over the horizon that will destroy humanity. This tsunami he states is an invasion from an extraterrestrial alien race.
H.P. Lovecraft was a writer of weird science fiction and horror novels in the 1930s. In his works, he wrote about deities and beings including The Great Old Ones and aliens such as The Elder Things. The problem is these ‘gods’ that H.G. depicts in his books look like what the average person would consider as a demon or monster or some sort of devil. Two other gods that he writes about are Dagon and Nuclear Chaos. Lovecraft believed that humans worshipped religious gods that are aliens and have little concern for the wants and needs of humanity. The Philistines in the Bible worshipped a god named Dagon.
Geordie Rose basically is stating that they are using CERN to communicate with these elder gods and resurrect them which backs up my statement made earlier concerning housing evil spirits in A.I. CERN is being fed information from interdimensional demons. I suggest doing some of your own research on CERN, D Wave (the “D” standing for demon) or H.P. Lovecraft’s book Demon Seed. There was a movie made about this book in 1977. The book and the movie Demon Seed will give Alexa a whole new meaning. Until next time.
Despite reports that smugglers are punching holes in sections of Donald Trump’s newly built border wall, the president says his wall can still cut it when it comes to border security.
The president has shrugged off concerns that smugglers may be able to cut through portions of the U.S.-Mexico border wall with ease, as a new report had suggested. Asked by reporters outside the White House to comment on the matter, Trump conceded that although the border wall was powerful, “you can cut through anything. But, we have a lot of people watching,” Trump qualified. “Cutting is one thing, but it’s easily fixed. One of the reasons we did it the way we did, it’s very easily fixed.”
Trump’s comments came after reports in the Washington Post revealed that in recent months, smugglers had managed to breach sections of the border wall by “sawing through steel and concrete,” creating gaps wide enough to smuggle people and drugs through them.
U.S. border agents told the Post that the smugglers have been using reciprocating saws to cut through steel and concrete. The saws could cut through beams, regardless of their material, in just a few minutes, they said.
When smugglers have breached a section of the wall, a welding crew would be dispatched to fix the opening, the Post added. In other cases, smugglers would return a cut piece to its position, using putty to make it look like it was fixed. This way they could keep smuggling humans and drugs through these openings, according to the Post’s report.
Electronic sensors aimed at detecting vibrations from saws have been installed in some areas, but not all, the report said. Alternatively, smugglers have used makeshift ladders to climb one side of the wall and hang ropes to scale down the other side.
An administration official responded to the Washington Post’s reporting, saying that such instances were still relatively rare and the new fencing had “significantly increased security and deterrence” along the San Diego and El Centro sections of the U.S.-Mexico border.
No official comment on the WashPo article has been released by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency.
It’s no secret that President Trump has accused the “fake news media” of shielding the whistleblower’s identity. In a recent tweet, the president said the whistleblower “got it so wrong” and added that he must come forward. The president has claimed that the media outlets know the identity of the whistleblower, but refuse to reveal him because there would be “hell to pay” from the Democrat Party.
It seems that not only may the president be right – that the lame-stream media knows the whistleblower’s identity – but we may now know why they are protecting him and that info.
Reports have surfaced that say that the whistleblower is likely Eric Ciaramella. Ciaramella, an ex-CIA operative, has ties to major Democrats and anti-Trump members of the intelligence community that are as thick as an elephant’s trunk!
It’s no wonder “Shifty Schiff,” the Dems and the media are so adamant about his identity remaining hidden. This wasn’t just standard whistleblower protection. This was narrative protection first and foremost.
If the whistleblower is indeed Ciaramella, the president was absolutely right in his speculation that “I don’t know if that’s true or not, but what they said is he’s an Obama person,” stated President Trump, “and that he was like a big, big anti-Trump person — they said terrible things.”
Here are some things you need to know about Eric Ciaramella. He was fired from National Security Council for leaking sensitive information from the White House. If that kind of information got out about the “whistleblower” that alone would have left people kind of skeptical. But, what if they also learned he worked for Joe Biden and traveled with him to Ukraine? Ciaramella did both of those things. Could this have been his real motive for filing the complaint?
Ciaramella is known to have direct ties to current Schiff staffers who worked with him for a time at the NSC and to associate with people like Susan Rice, James Clapper, and John Brennan. But it gets worse. It turns out his connections to taking down President Trump date back to before the 2016 election. He worked with Alexandra Chalupa, who Glenn Beck exposed as directly contributing to the Russian-collusion hoax, among other things.
The bottom line is, if the whistleblower is indeed, Eric Ciaramella, he’s a manufactured stool pigeon who may be the only person in Washington DC with less credibility than Adam Schiff.
We can all recall how former Democrat Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke entered the presidential race with the adulation of the liberal media. He was compared to Jack Kennedy – a new young face. Dynamic! Charismatic!! Able to leap tall buildings in a single … or that was the fictional superman. Sorry.
O’Rourke was catapulted to national prominence by his campaign against incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz. The press praised the great campaign O’Rourke had waged, admired his fundraising capabilities and were celebratory of his vote totals. That was a lot of high praise for a guy who lost the race – but O’Rourke-Ophelia in the press is not conditioned on actually winning,
Beto was everything the mavens of the media love – a young liberal Democrat with a gift for gab. Not only did the press heap praise on the one-time legislator, but they predicted that he would be a serious contender in the Democrat presidential contest. He was a man with a great future in the Democratic Party.
Beto agreed. He saw the presidency as his personal manifest destiny. He said as much when asked why a rather unaccomplished obscure congressman would seek the highest office in the land. In a Vanity Fair interview, O’Rourke describes his political ambition as mystical – almost messianic terms.
He describes his speechifying as of pupil of Star Wars’ Obi Wan Kenobi . O’Rourke said, “… every word was pulled out of me. Like, by some greater force, which was just the people there. Everything that I said, I was, like, watching myself, being like, How am I saying this stuff? Where is this coming from?”
Speaking of his wife, O’Rourke said, “There is something abnormal, super-normal, that we both experience when we’re out on the campaign trail.” He summed up his presidential campaign as “I am just born to be in it.”
After his exaggerated accomplishment in the Texas Senate race and his overly hyped entrance into the 2020 presidential contest, reality has finally come to the O’Rourke ambitions. In the Whack-A-Mole Democrat race for the Democrat nomination, O’Rourke got whacked pretty early by another young charismatic candidate, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The latter had the advantage of being gay – a definite plus among the more politically correct Democrat voters.
Despite being the momentary darling of the liberal media he sank into single digits, O’Rourke continued to sink. He tried to revive his campaign with the equivalent of political shock treatments. He gained headlines – but not support – for his bold promise to come and get our guns. He then tried to swear his way back into contention by giving out the f-bomb like it was Halloween candy.
With his polling numbers falling below the margin of error – and his highly vaunted fundraising ability fading – O’Rourke responded to the inevitable. His polling number in the first-in-the-nation Iowa primary is close to zero.
His lackluster congressional career – and his subsequent political failures since – have not diminished the idolization of O’Rourke by the east coast elitist press. In reporting his exit from the presidential race, the one-wing news media praised his efforts and assured us that O’Rourke has a bright future in the Democratic Party as well as in the nation. They gushed over his courage (what courage?). For his fans in the newsrooms, O’Rourke is a political Paris Hilton – a celebrity for little more than the media’s willingness to talk about him. But even that has a shelf life.
It is more likely that O’Rourke will slip into the bin of political has-beens – close to a never-was. He will be remembered for … very little for a short time.
So, there ‘tis.
Chances are you have heard of the “Dark Web,” alternatively known as the “Deep Web.” But, does it really exist, and if so, what exactly can be seen and purchased there?
Every troubling story you may have heard about the Dark Web is probably true. It is a treasure trove of perversion, where just about anything could be bought, from underage sex, to guns – lots and lots of guns.
But, what exactly is the Dark Web? Think of it as the Internet’s evil twin. The web you are familiar with, in this context is known as the “surface web.” It is the portion of the World Wide Web that is readily available to the general public and searchable with standard web search engines, such as Google or Bing.
But, believe it or not, the surface web forms only about 10% of the information available on the Internet. The deep web or invisible web is part of the World Wide Web whose contents are not indexed by standard web search engines, and require special, sometimes sophisticated authentications to gain access. These “dark sites” are either intentionally made inaccessible or are hidden due to their nature.
Accessing the Dark Web requires the use of an anonymizing browser called Tor that was originally developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to protect military communications over the web, using something known as “onion browsing.” The Tor browser routes your web page requests through a series of proxy servers (like the layers of an onion) operated by thousands of volunteers around the globe, rendering your IP address unidentifiable and untraceable.
Login credentials are required for every page on the Dark Web. The Dark Web is entirely a mystery with every user being anonymous.
What Exactly Is the Dark Web Hiding?
Just as beneath the surface of a beautiful azure blue ocean there lurks a dark, mysterious, and dangerous hidden world, the Internet hides hideous tales in the depths of the Dark Web.
So what can be found on the Dark Web? Mostly illegal activities, illicit drugs of any kind can be bought and sold, guns of all types, and the most perverted sexual activities you could possibly imagine, and even a few that you couldn’t! Of course, there are hundreds of hate group recruiting sites, spreading their unique brand of filth. Have you ever wanted to know where and how to hire a hitman? You can get competitive bids on the Dark Web, just like hiring a plumber to fix a leaky faucet on “Angie’s List.”
From there, it just gets darker and darker. There are Satanism sites, sites that show videos torturing and killing puppies, kittens and other small animals, and probably one of the most nefarious sites of all, a website known as “Violent Desires,” which existed until 2016, when it was purportedly shut down by the FBI, where for a “hefty fee,” a doctor offered to “manufacture” living child sex dolls through a “combination of torture, experimentation, and body modification.”
But as sick as all of this sounds, the “darkest” (and biggest money-maker) on the Dark Web is that it is a repository for cybercrime. The Internet is information, and information of every kind, from your medical records, your personal ID, even your home’s title is for sale on the Dark Web. Who buys this information? Hackers, scammers, identity thieves, marketers, competitors. Anyone. The Deep Web serves as a global black market for information.
According to the FBI, on the Dark Web:
- A Medical record is sold for $50
- Your credit card information goes from anywhere from $20 – $100 per stolen card number
- Your Social Security number is worth $1 on the dark web
- Your bank account details can be sold for as much as $1000
- Mobile malware is sold for $150
- Commercial malware is sold for $2500
The Dark Web has flourished thanks to bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that enables two parties to conduct a trusted transaction without knowing each other’s identity.
Law enforcement officials are getting better at finding and prosecuting owners of sites that sell illicit goods and services. In the summer of 2017, a team of cybercops from three countries successfully shut down AlphaBay, the Dark Web’s largest source of contraband, sending shudders throughout the network.
You might wonder why the Dark Web is even allowed to exist. Despite all of the dirty doings to be found there, the Dark Web does serve some practical and legitimate purposes. The Tor network began as an anonymous communications channel, and it still serves a valuable purpose in helping people communicate in environments that are hostile to free speech. A lot of people will use it in countries like North Korea, or China, where the government is known to be eavesdropping on surface web traffic, or where internet access is criminalized altogether.
Furthermore, law enforcement agencies keep an ear to the ground on the Dark Web looking for stolen data from recent security breaches that might lead then to the perpetrators, and many “mainstream media” organizations monitor whistleblower sites looking for news.
Have you or anyone you know every searched the Dark Web? Tell us your experiences in the comments below!