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Mom stops school shooting?

Something about this story doesn't ring true to me. Well, OK, a lot of somethings. The basic story is that a mom with biracial children got a hateful message on facebook, asked police to investigate, and by sheer coincidence they arrived at the sender's house as he was walking out the door wearing body armor, weapons, and carrying a detailed plan to commit a school shooting.

The story drops on the same day we get multiple stories about pipe bombs delivered to Dem political figures in a political environment where Dems have been repeatedly and credibly accused of political and domestic violence, and right at the beginning of early voting in an election where Dems are desperate to regain some kind of power at the national level.

I question the timing. I use enhanced interrogation techniques on that mf-ing clock. We'll start with attention slaps and go all the way up to a ticking alligator surfboard with pixie dust on it.

What else is wrong?

Well, it's in "yahoo lifestyle", not news. An attempted school shooting is news.

It fits the narrative perfectly. Too perfectly.

The attacker was "headed towards two school districts" in two different counties. Wait, two? In different counties? He had a specific plan of attack... that didn't name a specific school as his target? This man is sending someone he doesn't know threats on Facebook? So, what, he picked her at random?

The only links go to ekbtv.com ("east kentucky broadcasting television", which sounds like the sort of english a Russian bot might generate. The website is very barebones, has no video report of its own (suspicious for a television station) and links to the Kentucky State Police press conference... which they held ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE?

I'm calling fake news on this one.

Unfortunately, Instapundit has already linked it.

UPDATE: Stories have appeared on more credible sources, but they all seem to have the same basic recitation of talking points. I'm still a bit skeptical of this one.

Wed Oct 24 12:54:40 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

More domestic terrorism

Yeah, a LOT closer to civil war, with devices similar to those found in Soros' mailbox sent to Obama, Clinton, and CNN, and another suspicious package sent to Dem Rep (and ex DNC chair IIRC) Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Trump has already forcefully condemned the attacks (and is right to do so).

I continue to suspect a false flag. Why? Mostly because this happened all at once yet none of them actually detonated as intended. They were ALL discovered, and the attacks happened without the usual ramp up warning signs of political violence from the left. No right-wing riots, no mass protests, no midnight window smashing of Democrat offices. The most I've seen is people stealing yard signs (yes, on both sides). And frankly, the left has a tradition of using pipe bombs going back to Obama's pal Bill Ayres.

We'll see what the investigation turns up. Or rather, if it does turn out to be a false flag, we'll know when it disappears from the news cycle.

False flag or not, stop it with the political violence already.

UPDATE: Pipe "bomb" and powder delivered to CNN were harmless. I'm betting the rest of them were also harmless. I became suspicious when I realized none of them had gone off. (The one found in Soros' mailbox was detonated by police -- not the same as exploding on its own).

So yeah, it's a false flag. Probably designed to try to even the score from #JobsNotMobs.

Why a false flag rather than just a failure to detonate? If it was just a failure to detonate the bomb wouldn't have been "harmless".

I'll be interested to see who the investigation turns up as being responsible.

UPDATE: Remember this election-time anthrax attack? The FBI never solved that one, even though it involved real anthrax. They blamed American researchers and said it was a false flag. So how can the idea of a false-flag attack now be absurd?

Wed Oct 24 12:15:09 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Something new about Mifsud is about to surface...

PJMediaJoseph Mifsud, the mysterious professor who vanished from the public eye late last year after his name surfaced in stories about the Russia investigation, is "being kept quiet by shadowy, unidentified spy agencies," his lawyer Stephan Roh suggested to the Associated Press in a recent interview.

So what "shadowy, unidentified" spy agencies are keeping him quiet? CIA? NSA? FBI? MI5? MI6? I think that part of the article is probably correct, inasmuch as it doesn't specify who is keeping him quiet, or how.

People are trying to make this seem normal and not suspicious.

PJMedia"Joseph has the habit of disappearing," said Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry, one of Mifsud's successors at the Euro-Mediterranean University in Slovenia. According to the AP, Mifsud "had a troubled tenure as president from 2008 to 2012."

So he has a habit of disappearing... when he becomes the focus of a scandal. Gosh, he's the focus of a scandal right now, and he's disappeared again!

PJMediaTo assure the AP that the AWOL academic is still alive, Roh's office sent the news agency a "proof of life" photo of Mifsud with a Swiss newspaper dated May 17, 2018. An analysis of the letter indicated that it was taken "with an iPhone at Roh's office in the Swiss city of Zurich on May 21."

The context you usually see "proof of life" pictures is kidnappings. Is Mifsud's lawyer suggesting Mifsud has been kidnapped by these shadowy spy agencies? Which ones? What is it they don't want Mifsud to say?

Wed Oct 24 04:20:02 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The Migrant Caravan is a demand for foreign aid

Investor's Business DailyAs Pena Nieto pretends to support law and order, his administration has no intention of helping the U.S. at all. "Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray insisted," Agence France Press reported, "Mexico would not cave to pressure to detain the migrants, urging the Trump administration to address the root causes of their northward flight: violent crime and poverty."

How exactly is Trump, or any American, supposed to "address the root causes" of a migrant caravan when those root causes are "violent crime and poverty" in the nation they are fleeing? Those nations need to address their own problems, rather than nakedly demanding foreign aid payments.

Trump would be fully justified in deploying military force to stop this caravan at the border.

Wed Oct 24 03:20:02 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

House Majority Leader's office vandalized

Daily CallerHouse Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office in California was vandalized Monday, according to an Instagram post by the congressman.

McCarthy, whose local office is in Bakersfield, Calif., posted photos of the suspects and some of the damage. Two young men were caught on surveillance camera outside of the office, which had its window smashed in by a large boulder.

“Does anyone know these two guys? They threw a boulder thru our office window and took office equipment,” McCarthy wrote on his Instagram account.

I wonder if these people will ever be caught and publicly identified? Watergate was a "third rate burglary" until the President got involved in trying to cover it up; so will there be any connections to the Democrat party found here?

We'll probably never know, because the media doesn't like to ask those questions, never mind look for answers.

Meanwhile, a security guard at a Washington DC Fox affiliate had to shoot someone breaking into their studio.

Daily WireOne Fox News 5 anchor reported, “We have had a shooting here at the Fox 5 studios. This happened shortly after 3:00 this afternoon. What we are being told at this point is that there was somebody who was trying to get in to our front lobby, which is what you are seeing on your screen there right now. You can see the police tape that is up around the building, quite an active scene here, someone tried to get in from what we understand, was able to get through one door, we have a double set of doors, and tried to get into the building, but a security guard that is employed here was able to was able to fire off a shot."

It seems like there are incidents of political violence almost daily now. Some days are quiet and some days have multiple incidents to make up for the quiet. What I almost never see are incidents of political violence from the right directed at the left. Sometimes, briefly, the media tries to paint a mass shooter as being politically motivated from the right, but closer examination invariably (so far) has shown they were just nuts with incomprehensible political ideologies.

This seems like a significant escalation from the usual. Assuming it's not simply a false flag, someone prepared an explosive device and placed it in a location where it could be found by the target, which was presumably the left-wing billionaire George Soros himself (it was found in his mailbox). The employee who found it was suspicious and NYPD detonated the device.

We see so many fake hate crime incidents and so few real ones from the right that I seriously question whether the situation is as it appears to be.

But if it is, we're a lot closer to a domestic civil war than we were yesterday.

Categories Civil War

Wed Oct 24 02:20:02 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FBI admits to using multiple informants against Trump campaign

Daily CallerThe U.S. government revealed in court filings Friday that the FBI used multiple confidential informants, including some who were paid for their information, as part of its investigation into former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

“The FBI has protected information that would identify the identities of other confidential sources who provided information or intelligence to the FBI” as well as “information provided by those sources,” wrote David M. Hardy, the head of the FBI’s Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS), in court papers submitted Friday.

“This includes nonpublic information about and provided by Christopher Steele, as well as information about and provided by other confidential sources, all of whom were provided express assurances of confidentiality,” Hardy wrote

OK, so at least two sources other than Steele. Page himself probably doesn't count for that. Was Halper one? What about Mifsud?

Were they paid? How much?

We know Halper was paid through fake contracts for fake "analysis" papers. Was he the only one? Who else did they pay? When did they pay them? Did they pay Mifsud, the "Russian" agent who has links to Western intelligence agencies rather than Russian ones?

Wed Oct 24 01:20:02 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About that voter fraud that doesn't exist..

BreitbartLess than a year before gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum publicly denounced President Donald Trump’s efforts to investigate the threat of voter fraud, Gillum’s brother, Marcus Gillum, voted in the 2016 general election in Tallahassee, Florida while a resident of Chicago, Illinois.

According to Florida law, you must be a legal resident in Florida to vote in elections. Casting an illegal vote in Florida is a third-degree felony...

But voting irregularities involving Andrew Gillum’s siblings may not be confined to his brother Marcus. Voter records indicate that Monique Gillum, Andrew Gillum’s sister, voted in Florida despite questions about residency.

Given Trump's warning about voter fraud, Gillum may lose his brother and sister to prison even if he wins his race.

Categories Vote Fraud

Tue Oct 23 06:58:52 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Beto calls for invasion of Central America

Well, OK, he was really calling for financial aid. But he was comparing the cost to money spent on wars with people trying to kill us.

BreitbartSunday on ABC’s “This Week,” U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) said America needed to send financial aid to stabilize Central America to decrease asylum-seeking immigrants.

O’Rourke said, “If things are so desperate in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, that someone would risk their lives to come here than what can we do to improve situations there? We have invested trillions of dollars for wars in the Middle East. Could we invest some fraction of that to provide the stability in Northern triangle counties of Central America make sure people have a reason to stay and raise their families where they were born?”

Personally, I don't think we should be sending financial aid anywhere. We can't possibly solve the problems caused by corrupt, unaccountable government officials and socialism by giving the corrupt, unaccountable government officials more money with which to pay for socialism.

Tue Oct 23 05:58:52 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Obama Admin knowingly targeted legal businesses with Choke Point

Free BeaconNew court filings document the extent to which the Obama administration used government power to target disfavored industries, and subsequently sought to avoid responsibility for its targeting program.

Advance America, a payday lender, was one of the firms targeted by Operation Choke Point. The company contends—and the documents it filed show—that the FDIC was consciously working to target a totally legal industry, and also at a number of points to deny its involvement in the same work.

Choke Point was an initiative under which the Obama administration tried to shut down disfavored industries by removing their access to payment processing and other banking services, thereby cutting off their financial "oxygen." They did so by applying pressure to third-party banks through the FDIC and other federal financial regulators. Targeted businesses were almost all entirely legal, and included ammunition sales, online gambling, and payday loans.

This was obviously a political hit job on disfavored industries, and one the agencies implementing it have demonstrated knowledge of guilt in trying to conceal their involvement.

Tue Oct 23 04:58:52 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Majority of Americans oppose gun bans

BreitbartA Gallup poll released October 19 shows that a majority of Americans oppose passing a ban on “assault rifles.”

According to the poll, 40 percent of Americans support such a ban but 57 percent oppose it. Gallup notes that the 40 percent “support for an assault rifles ban is below the historical average of 47%.”

The 40% who support a ban in this poll probably don't even know what they would be banning.

Tue Oct 23 03:58:52 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Trump warns against voter fraud

Daily CallerPresident Trump on Saturday tweeted a warning to people engaged in voter fraud, stating that those found guilty would be subject to “both civil and criminal” penalties.

“All levels of government and Law Enforcement are watching carefully for VOTER FRAUD, including during EARLY VOTING,” Trump tweeted. “Cheat at your own peril. Violators will be subject to maximum penalties, both civil and criminal!”

Well, it's never exactly been that way before, but we can hope.

Tue Oct 23 02:58:52 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Why do politicians borrow money?

Whether it's in national politics (Congress), or local politics (in my case, the local school board), politicians always seem to love borrowing money. Sometimes, states have balanced budget requirements that make debt harder to take on at that level, but even then the cities usually can and do issue bonds. Yet voters in opinion polls and often ballot issues (when asked) reject that debt. Why do politicians want debt when voters don't?

I'm convinced the fundamental answer is control and credit. By borrowing money and implementing projects immediately, politicians get immediate control of the money for the project and the credit for starting it. Control of the money means not only do they get to funnel that money to their supporters (simple corruption), they also get to deny control of that money to future politicians who may be from a different party or otherwise be in competition with them. In effect, the debt locks in funding to the current politicians' favored issues and prevents that money from being used in the future for something else, because the debt service is paid over a long period of time.

In effect, the politician uses debt to control monetary allocation in the present and prevents his competition from controlling monetary allocation in the future, even after he has moved on, moved up, or been voted out.

Tue Oct 23 01:58:52 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Chinese city wants to put three artificial moons in place

Popular MechanicsOne moon is enough for most of us, but not for officials of the Chinese city Chengdu. They want four, and are willing to spend a good amount of money to make it happen.

The plan from Chinese leaders is to put three small, highly reflective satellites in orbit by around 2020. These satellites would reflect light at night and be be around 8 times brighter than the light from a full moon, enough to brighten the streets of Chengdu without spending any electricity on lighting. Such a plan, if it works, could save the city nearly $250 million in electricity costs per year, more than enough to justify the cost of the satellites.

On the one hand, this is a big deal and a visionary plan to improve life on earth with space technology. On the other... they're going to replace streetlights with satellites? I'm really not sure what to think here.

Mon Oct 22 06:55:23 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Fake News, Astroturf and Censorship

The Washington Post knowingly ran a false story about fallout from the Kavanaugh hearings. A new "GOP Women's Group" opposing Donald Trump is funded exclusively by a male Democrat donor. Twitter has permanently banned a gay conservative.

Mon Oct 22 05:55:22 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Are we still believing the victims?

Because this victim claims Democrat Senator "Spartacus" Cory Booker sexually assaulted him. Is there evidence? I don't know. Did it actually happen? I have no idea. But when it was Ford making claims against Kavanaugh, the left was all about believing the victim.

How about now?

Mon Oct 22 04:55:22 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Russian charged with election interference

BloombergThe U.S. charged a Russian woman with conspiring to interfere in both the 2016 and 2018 elections, marking the first criminal charges related to next month’s congressional midterm vote.
[...]
The criminal complaint unsealed against Khusyaynova doesn’t include any allegation that the conspiracy had an effect on the outcome of a U.S. election. The complaint also doesn’t allege that any American knowingly participated in the Project Lakhta operation.

Fake social media accounts and online personas controlled by Project Lakhta members have pushed out propaganda against both Democrats and Republicans, and even Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

No connection to Trump or any other American. This is, quite simply, an attempt to prop up the Russian Collusion narrative. It should not be taken seriously.

Mon Oct 22 03:55:22 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Nellie Ohr invokes spousal privilege to avoid testifying

Daily CallerA former Fusion GPS employee married to Justice Department official Bruce Ohr invoked spousal privilege during congressional testimony Friday, according to lawmakers who attended the closed-door deposition.

By invoking the privilege, Nellie Ohr limited what information she would provide to members of a congressional task force investigating the FBI’s handling of the infamous Steele dossier.

Realistically, I can't blame her for invoking the privilege, but it does make me wonder what the two of them have to hide. And whether the ability to invoke spousal privilege was a factor in selecting them to act as the information conduit between DOJ and Fusion GPS, just in case exactly this sort of investigation happened.

Mon Oct 22 02:55:22 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

New York man charged with threatening Senators over Kavanaugh

CNNA New York man was arrested and charged Friday by federal prosecutors with threatening to assault and murder two US senators in retaliation for their support of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. The man, Ronald DeRisi, left more than 10 threatening and "expletive-laced" voicemails for the two senators beginning September 27, according to the complaint unsealed Friday by prosecutors in the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.

I don't really have a problem with people swearing at their senators. That's free speech. Threatening them is another matter, and we've seen a lot of people crossing that line lately. Not just in phone calls, either. Republicans are getting driven from restaurants by angry mobs, attacked at home, targeted by letters laced with deadly poison, their trucks set on fire, and shot at on baseball fields.

If there are Democrats who do not endorse violence, it's time for them to start calling out both their colleagues and their leadership to make that clear.

I'll do my part. In my local neighborhood, people are complaining that their Beto signs are getting stolen or torn down. "Beto" is a stage name for Robert O'Rourke, a privileged white male who tried to flee the scene of his DUI and wants to impose gun control on Texas and everywhere else.

Republicans: Please stop stealing Beto signs. Allow your neighbors to exercise their free speech rights and support stupid candidates without becoming victims of theft or intimidation.

Democrats: Please stop trying to murder Republicans.

Categories Civil War

Mon Oct 22 01:55:22 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Meadows calls for Rosenstein to resign immediately

Washington ExaminerHouse Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said Thursday that lawmakers in recent days have "learned" information that warrants Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to step down "immediately."

“Based on additional information we've learned over the last week, it is clear Rod Rosenstein should resign immediately,” Meadows, R-N.C., tweeted Thursday afternoon. “He has not cooperated with Congress, failed to be transparent about his actions, and shown a lack of candor in the way he's characterized a number of events.”

Apparently they learned something new from James Baker's testimony yesterday. "Lack of candor" is how the FBI usually describes someone they have just fired.

Sat Oct 20 04:05:49 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Operation Choke Point finally getting exposed as illegal

Daily CallerCourt documents released last Friday showed evidence the Obama administration’s now-defunct operation known as Operation Choke Point had top government officials struggling to find the legal basis to persuade banks to terminate their relationships with businesses that had not committed any crimes.

The never-before-seen document release happened as a result of a summary judgment from a lawsuit filed more than four years ago spearheaded by payday lender Advance America and other industry allies against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and other federal regulators.

The effort was known as Operation Choke Point, where Obama administration regulators tried to limit access to banking services for businesses it considered “high-risk,” like payday lenders. Emails show that FDIC administration officials struggled to figure out how to explain to banks why their institutions should be terminating their relationships with businesses that have not committed any fraud or other illegal activities.

This same "Choke Point" operation was also deployed against firearms businesses, and regulators of the financial industry in New York State (and possibly other anti-gun jurisdictions) are pressuring companies they have authority over to stop providing financial services (and sometimes even other services, such as YouTube banning firearms videos) to firearms companies.

Sat Oct 20 03:05:49 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Dems running on gun control in Texas?

BreitbartDuring a Thursday night CNN Town Hall, Beto O’Rourke lauded Texas’s gun heritage before quickly adding that Texas should step up and lead the nation in a gun control conversation.

Robert "Beto" O'Rourke is trying to sell Texans on gun control. That seems an unlikely sale to close. Is he trying to angle for more donations from Dem big shots like Bloomberg in light of new polling showing him down by almost ten points?

Sat Oct 20 02:05:49 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

20 dead, 50 injured in Crimean mass murder

Daily WireOn Wednesday, Kerch Polytechnic College in the eastern region of Crimea became the site of a horrific mass shooting and explosive attack.

Although the timeline remains unclear, two separate events took place. An explosive device filled with small metal objects was detonated in the cafeteria of the polytechnic college, and an 18-year-old student roamed the school shooting people with either a shotgun or a rifle.

As of publication, the death toll stands at 20, while at least 50 others were injured. According to Russian news agency TASS, ten of the injured are in "intensive care."

Horrific.

Sat Oct 20 01:05:49 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Decorated military veteran gets 7 years for missing tax paperwork

Captain's JournalA decorated Vietnam War hero from Plano is going to prison for a crime he committed decades ago.

Alfred Pick was sentenced by federal judge District Judge Marcia A. Crone to seven years in prison for a mistake he made nearly 40 years ago — buying a fully automatic gun that’s illegal for citizens to own. The rifle was similar to the one Pick had in the Army where he served as a lieutenant.

He managed to go 40 years without hurting anyone with it. Since he evidently could pass a background check due to his other firearms, the only offense here is that he neglected to pay an extra $200 tax stamp, and possibly a missing serial number.

This case seems like a good candidate for Supreme Court review. Especially if it takes a while to get there and the Notorious RBG kicks the bucket or retires before then.

Fri Oct 19 08:05:49 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

3.5 million ghost voters on the rolls

Categories Vote Fraud

Fri Oct 19 06:27:24 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

More political violence

Minnesota Republican candidate sucker-punched less than three weeks before the election. He got a concussion and won't recover fully until after the election. In Nevada, a Democrat operative was arrested after assaulting a female GOP staffer. Apparently he has a history of political violence.

Fri Oct 19 05:27:23 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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