Police seize hundreds of safe deposit boxes from lawful owners

ReasonDagny discovered that the FBI had seized the contents of her safe deposit box—about $100,000 in gold and silver coins, some family heirlooms like a diamond necklace inherited from her late grandmother, and an engagement ring she'd promised to pass down to her daughter—almost by accident.

After a brief moment of panic, some phone calls, and several days, Dagny and her husband Howard (pseudonyms used at their request to maintain privacy during ongoing legal proceedings) figured out what happened. On March 22, the FBI had raided U.S. Private Vaults. The federal agents were armed with a warrant allowing them to seize property belonging to the company as part of a criminal investigation—and even though the warrant explicitly exempted the safe deposit boxes in the company's vaults, they were taken too. More than 800 were seized.

Howard tells Reason there was no attempt made by the FBI to contact him, his wife, or their heirs—despite the fact that contact information was taped to the top of their box. Six weeks later, the couple is still waiting for their property to be returned.

This is exactly the sort of thing the Constitution was supposed to prevent.

Sun May 30 23:35:11 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

A "new normal" of vote fraud in Detroit

Just The NewsIn Detroit's report on the $7.4 million in grants it received from the Center for Tech and Civil Life (CTCL), a voter advocacy organization funded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, the city said that a new normal had been created with how the election was run in 2020.

"We created a new expectation for the public, because we significantly increased the number of ways [a] voter can vote," reported the city's Department of Elections in the CTCL grant report, obtained by Just the News through a Freedom of Information Act request.

"We have created a new normal in terms of how voters expect to vote in the City of Detroit," reads the report. "The funding structure established must be preserved for future elections. We are requesting grant funds for the current year."

If they get away with it, they'll keep doing it. And given that the House and Senate are very, very close, probably even expand their efforts. It's not just about Trump; the Democratic HR1 election legislation proves they want to make all the changes to election rules permanent, and shut out Republicans from government completely.

Sun May 30 22:35:11 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Fake News about coronavirus statistics in Florida

National ReviewThis is a story about Rebekah Jones, a former dashboard manager at the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), who has single-handedly managed to convince millions of Americans that Governor Ron DeSantis has been fudging the state’s COVID-19 data.

When I write “single-handedly,” I mean it, for Jones is not one of the people who have advanced this conspiracy theory but rather is the person who has advanced this conspiracy theory. It has been repeated by others, sure: by partisans across the Internet, by unscrupulous Florida Democrats such as Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist, and on television, by MSNBC in particular. But it flows from a single place: Rebekah Jones. To understand that is to understand the whole game. This is about Jones, and Jones alone. If she falls, it falls.

And boy does it deserve to fall.

Funny how everyone in the media was so desperate to use her claims to attack Republicans (Trump and DeSantis) for keeping Florida open, rather than investigating her claims.

Categories Fake News Coronavirus

Sat May 29 23:54:37 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Reading the Durham tea leaves

Empty WheelThe WaPo has revealed that DOJ obtained toll records on three journalists, covering a 3.5 month period in 2017, in 2020.

I have no faith in Durham, but reading the tea leaves remains interesting.

Categories Spygate

Sat May 29 22:54:37 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

COVID tests to use different standards for vaccinated cases

Just The NewsInstructions from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that the agency will only undertake gene sequencing of post-vaccinated cases of COVID-19 if the viral samples are detected at notably lower sensitivity levels than are tolerated for positive COVID-19 tests overall.

This will artificially increase the reported effectiveness of the vaccine.

If they wanted to correct the inflated COVID case counts, they would apply the same standard to people who had been vaccinated as they did to those who had not.

But they aren't interested in the truth, they are interested in pushing the narrative.

Categories Coronavirus

Fri May 28 23:03:21 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Ohio to offer vaccine lottery

Just The NewsRepublican Gov. Mike DeWine is offering residents a chance to win $1 million as part of an effort to incentivize them to get a COVID vaccine.

The name of those who have received one of two shots will be put into a lottery, and five winners will be picked, staring May 26.

The winnings will come from federal coronavirus relief funds, according to Politico.

Proof that both parties can waste money in incredibly stupid ways.

Categories Coronavirus

Fri May 28 22:03:21 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Deleted database files recovered by Arizona audit team

Just The NewsCyFIR founder Ben Cotton said he had resolved one of the most bitter disputes between Senate Republicans and county officials: the alleged deletion of the main database for the 2020 general election.

Despite finding a "master file table" confirming that a database directory was deleted from the server, Cotton has been able to recover the deleted files and does not need anything more from the county, he told lawmakers. "I think that's some good news," Petersen replied.

The county does not want to let the issue go. "Maricopa County did not delete files when preparing the subpoenaed SQL server for delivery," it said in a tweet thread shortly after the hearing ended.

Good to know the files were recovered.

Whether I believe the protests from Maricopa County officials that they didn't do it will depend entirely on whether the audit finds tampering in the election machines. Given how much they are resisting turning over other equipment, such as the routers, I suspect they have something to hide and know it.

Fri May 28 13:32:27 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Durham only spent $1.6M in first 6 months

Washington TimesJohn Durham spent roughly $1.5 million of taxpayer funds during his first six months as special counsel probing the origin of the FBI’s investigation into Trump-Russia collusion in the 2016 presidential election, The Washington Times has learned.

The amount spent by Mr. Durham is a relatively small amount by Washington standards and less than a quarter of the amount that special counsel Robert S. Mueller spent in the first six months of his probe of links between Mr. Trump and Russian election meddling.

For conservatives who are already disappointed by Mr. Durham’s lack of results after two years on the job, the price tag only confirms suspicions that his investigation is a sham.

Yep, it's a sham. As, apparently, was Barr.

Categories Spygate

Fri May 28 13:30:07 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

NH audit tapes show memory card cleared

UncoverDCTodd, a financial auditor and founder of NH Voter Integrity Group, reported that activity on a computer with firmware software on it would be listed on an internal audit report. Indeed, this is the case with Windham’s machines, which are serviced and maintained by LHS Associates. Interestingly, LHS President Jeff Silvestro was present multiple days at the audit. Upon looking closer at the pictures of the machine’s audit report from May 12, Todd noticed the following specific line items among others:

Line 30 – Session Start, date 5/12/21
Line 31 – Machine put in “Supervise Mode”
Line 33 – Memory Card Reset
Line 34 – Session Start, date 5/12/21
Line 35 – Prep for Election
Line 36 – Clear Counters
Line 37 – Session Start, date 11/3/20
Line 43 – Session Start, date 11/5/20

According to Todd and reported by UncoverDC, Hursti previously indicated that he would need to reset the entire memory card because it was not possible to clear the counters. Upon seeing the machine’s audit report, Todd realized that was not true, and the memory card does not need to be deleted, as Hursti insisted.

This shows that during the currently ongoing audit, the memory card in the vote counting machine being audited was cleared before running the election audit.

This would likely have the effect of wiping out any modifications performed on that card intended to effect the election. In other words, you could rerun the election and it would function normally because any modifications intended to influence the election would be wiped out.

Does it prove there was anything nefarious? No. But is it intended to prevent future auditors from discovering if there was anything nefarious? I can't think of other serious explanations, but I'm not an expert on how these machines work or exactly what each machine command on the tape means.

But it sure looks like the "auditors" in New Hampshire got caught deleting election records and potentially evidence of a crime.

UPDATE: It's possible the card being cleared was not an actual card used in the election. It could be a copy, or even an entirely new card with fresh programming. So that's one possible explanation.

UPDATE: There's also some date manipulation that seems significant.

UPDATE: Here's the explanation from the auditors.

Fri May 28 08:56:02 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Duplicated, damaged ballots unmatchable in AZ audit

Just The NewsFormer Secretary of State Ken Bennett's team uncovered the error just a few days ago, he told Senate President Karen Fann and Judicial Committee Chair Warren Petersen. Each damaged ballot and its associated duplicate ballot are supposed to have the same serial number to ensure they are only counted once.

But he has found many batches of damaged ballots without the serial numbers that are on the duplicates, violating state law. "We are struggling as to how we're going to be able to match up" those damaged and duplicated ballots, Bennett said.

The purpose of the serial numbers is not "to ensure they are only counted once", it's so the the damaged ballots can be matched with the duplicate ballots and checked to ensure the selections made on the original ballot are faithfully duplicated.

Fri May 28 05:28:32 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The New Hampshire auditors: compromised or merely biased?

Gateway PunditBoth Philip Stark, Ph.D. and Barbara Simons, Ph.D., the board chair of Verified Voting and also a member of George Soros’ elite Democracy Alliance Board, are current appointees to the corrupt and powerful U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).
Stark was appointed by Speaker Pelosi in 2016 and Simons was appointed by former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D) in 2008 and was re-affirmed by then-Senate Minority now Majority Leader Schumer.

Two of the three NH election auditors, therefore, Stark and Mark Lindeman, Ph.D., and co-director at Verified Voting, have direct ties and loyalty to the powerful American Democrat-progressive machine, at the very highest levels.

As it turns out, all three auditors know each other and have worked together. At least one of them has demonstrated the machines he is supposed to be auditing can be easily hacked. Two of them were appointed to important election-related public office by Democrats (Pelosi and Reid).

None of this is proof of wrongdoing. But. None of the auditors appears to be politically independent. One has previously demonstrated exactly how hackable the exact type of machines at issue here really are, which calls into question any later attempt to give them a clean bill of health.

Fri May 28 05:27:16 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Biden's nominee for BATFE wants to ban your AR-15

Just The News"With respect to the AR-15, I support a ban as has been presented in a Senate bill and supported by the president. The AR-15 is a gun I was issued on ATF's SWAT team. And it's a particularly lethal weapon and regulating it as other particularly lethal weapons I have advocated for," he said during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday.

Chipman noted that if confirmed to lead the ATF he will enforce the law, and presently, "there is no such ban on those guns."

He expressed his opinion that such weapons already owned by Americans should be regulated under the National Firearms Act: "Senator, what I've said publicly is that as an advocate I prefer a system where the AR-15 and other assault weapons are regulated under the National Firearms Act," Chipman said to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Putting AR-15s (and inevitably all other magazine-fed, semiautomatic rifles, and probably most magazine-fed handguns) under the National Firearms Act would mean they would be registered and subject to draconian regulations. Arguably, it could even mean banning the manufacture of new AR-15s, and allowing individual states to ban ownership and possession retroactively.

As AR-15s are undeniably in common use, such a policy would be in direct contravention of the Heller case. And it's not just AR-15s.

PJMediaThe ATF, in one program, “defined an assault rifle as any semiautomatic rifle capable of accepting a detachable magazine above the caliber of .22, which would include a .223, which is largely the AR-15 round,” Chipman explained.

Write your Senators to point this out and demand they refuse to confirm him. You might mention that twenty different state Attorneys General oppose his confirmation, and that he worked for the anti-gun lobby. You can also write Mitch McConnell even if you are out of his state.

Fri May 28 05:26:52 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Blaming Trump

Just The NewsHomeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told Congress on Thursday that the Trump administration is responsible for the growing number of unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors on the southwest U.S. border.

"We began our work with systems and tools that the prior administration had dismantled and with assistance programs that had been torn down or cut short," Mayorkas said during a House Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing.

He began his work with a problem Trump had solved, with a variety of policies. The Biden's administration's plan was to unsolve it as rapidly as possible. And that plan worked.

Thu May 27 23:44:56 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

In US and France, retired military sound the alarm

The National PulseOn April 21, thousands of French servicemen and women, including some 20 retired generals signed a letter warning political leaders that the country was heading for civil war as a result of the increasing threat of radical Islam. Now, after condemnations from France’s political establishment, thousands more have signed a new document doubling-down.

Bayou Renaissance ManUnder a Democrat Congress and the Current Administration, our Country has taken a hard left turn toward Socialism and a Marxist form of tyrannical government which must be countered now by electing congressional and presidential candidates who will always act to defend our Constitutional Republic. The survival of our Nation and its cherished freedoms, liberty, and historic values are at stake.

We urge all citizens to get involved now at the local, state and/or national level to elect political representatives who will act to Save America, our Constitutional Republic, and hold those currently in office accountable. The “will of the people” must be heard and followed.

I don't think it's a coincidence that many of the older, retired military folks are beginning to speak out about what is happening not just to our country but to most of Western Civilization. They are usually the people who have seen the results of communist dictatorships and islamic theocracies in person.

Thu May 27 22:44:56 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Sham audits

It appears the public pressure for election audits has become too strong to ignore, and the election fraud defense teams have shifted to allowing controlled audits that can be prevented from finding or disclosing any real problems.

Georgia has already conducted several sham audits and "recounts" that were designed not to find any actual problems. Raffensperger is now claiming to support audits now that an audit has been ordered in Fulton County, even though he strongly opposed them shortly after the election. Democrats are opposing the audit there and hiring defense attorneys, so what do they have to hide?

The ongoing "audit" in New Hampshire appears to have chosen a team with strong conflicts of interest, and one of the three auditors just mysteriously resigned.

The latest example is a sham audit in Wisconsin. How will three retired cops investigating "tips" detect illegal ballots?

Michigan is now threatening any election official who allows anyone to access ballots for an audit.

At least the audit in Arizona appears legitimate.

Thu May 27 19:49:03 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The slow death of Western Civilization...

Ayaan Hirsi AliToday, ten years later, this attitude seems to be the prevailing norm. Numerous studies support the hypothesis that American life — not just politics, but life in general — has become deeply polarised. The deeply divided society we now live in increasingly reminds me of clan or tribal behaviour in Africa.

In Somalia, where I was born, my mother was blindly loyal to our clan. So much so that, apparently, she claimed she could detect the malicious intentions of an individual from a different clan just by the structure of his forehead. She would, for example, often warn my father that someone was trying to take advantage of him, purely by the way he frowned.

... is starting to accellerate.

Wed May 26 23:49:19 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Barr threatened to quit to protect Wray

Business InsiderLast spring, when President Donald Trump was considering firing FBI Director Chris Wray, Attorney General Bill Barr threatened to resign in protest, a person briefed on the deliberations told Insider.

The person said Barr went to the White House for a meeting and was introduced to Bill Evanina, a top counterintelligence official in the Trump administration who had previously worked at the FBI. When Barr realized Evanina was being suggested as a replacement for Wray, he left the room.

Pretty much confirms Barr was deep state all along. Wray was and is indefensible.

Categories Spygate

Wed May 26 22:49:19 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

A good explanation of the ballot fold problem

Granite GrokIt may be that the AccuVote machines can sometimes mistake a fold in a ballot as a bonafide vote for the candidate whose name, and the associated oval, happens to be on a fold on that ballot.

For those voters using an absentee ballot, the ballot is folded to put in an envelope for mailing. One of the things that the Windham Audit is taking note of is ballots that had been folded on or near a candidate’s name. This may be the reason for the original vote discrepancy.

There's a video that goes into a little more detail.

Bottom line, this is a statewide problem in New Hampshire, and possibly more areas. It has been a problem for a while, but became obvious in 2020 due to the more frequent absentee voting. It may explain some of the significant discrepancies in Windham but neither supports nor denies malice -- that is, it could be either accidental or deliberate. (All it would take for it to be deliberate is for the person designing the ballot to know about the folding problem and design the ballot layout to exploit it). And it doesn't prove the voting machines were otherwise clean, either.

Wed May 26 06:58:07 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Another GA election lawsuit, this one targeting the Senate runoffs

CDMedia“The case does not rely on the anecdotal evidence of ballot harvesting, dead citizens voting, or stuffed ballot boxes to seek to overturn the GA Senate election. This case is different because it involves a solid, objective examination of whether the voting machines used in the election meet the required GA statutory standards. The answer is — they do not. Since they do not, the election must be invalidated,” declared Daugherty.

It's worth a try, but I get the impression the courts are just as controlled by the Deep State as the rest of government.

Tue May 25 23:04:33 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Police officer investigated for Molon Labe keychain

Conservative Treehouse quoting Bend BulletinA Bend Police Department officer will be investigated for allegedly violating policy by wearing a keychain connected to a far-right group while in uniform on Saturday.

Bend Chief Mike Krantz did not identify the employee, though Cpl. Josh Spano is the officer seen in a photograph circulating on Reddit and Facebook. Attached to the front of Spano’s service vest is an item reading “molon labe” in Greek lettering, a phrase associated with the far-right Three Percenters militia.

The “molon labe” item and its letters appear to be larger than Spano’s name tag on his vest.

The phrase has been associated with the right to keep and bears arms -- not just the three-percenters, which are a more recent development -- since ancient Greece. This whole panic over anyone who believes in America as the Constitution defined it is political bullshit. And no, the right to keep and bear arms is not extremist.

Tue May 25 22:04:33 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Texas Constitutional Carry goes to governor's desk

The TexanAfter passing different versions of House Bill (HB) 1927, a bill to allow Texans over the age of 21 who can legally possess a handgun to carry it in public without a government-issued permit, both the Texas House and Senate approved a final version of the legislation that will now be sent to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.

Abbott said earlier this year that he would sign the bill, known as “constitutional carry.”

This is a step forward for Texas, but still not perfect.

Tue May 25 09:30:25 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Census data contradicts voter totals in 2020

Election WizUS Census data released last week called into question the official vote tally from the 2020 election. As part of the Census, the government collects data on citizens who self-report as having voted in presidential elections. The collected data shows an unusual anomaly in the reported results.

According to the Census, the recorded number of people voting in 2020 was tallied at 154,628,000. On the other hand, official results place the number of actual ballots cast slightly north of 158 million. That’s a discrepancy of nearly four million votes.

Speaking to pollster Richard Baris during an episode of “Inside the Numbers,” lawyer Robert Barnes said historically, the Census tends to “pin on the nose” the recorded vote numbers with the actual results. In other words, often the two data sets reasonably match.

Interesting. Not proof of anything, but another data point suggesting fraud, similar to Trump winning 18 of 19 bellwether counties.

Mon May 24 23:49:00 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Texas passes election security legislation

Gateway PunditOn Friday, the Texas House passed HB 6/SB 7 on election reforms, which now goes to Texas Governor Abbott’s desk.

Lots of states are trying to fix the problems. Hopefully it will be enough.

Mon May 24 22:49:00 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Windham audit shows folded ballots can produce fake votes

Conservative TreehouseThe people on the ground in Windham, New Hampshire, are doing an excellent job holding the election officials and auditors accountable to the people during this forensic ballot audit. The audit started because the tabulating machines (Dominion hardware and software) did not accurately count the votes from the physical ballots.

Yesterday it was reported the second hand recount matched the first, which means the machine tabulation of those ballots was wrong. The auditors wondered if folded ballots generated the problem. The test of folded -vs- unfolded ballots (counted by same machine) showed a high number of errors. That would mean the tabulation machines across all of New Hampshire may have this problem.

Note that this doesn't explain all the problems with the count, so there's more to learn.

Mon May 24 22:41:04 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Analyzing the proposed new rules for privately made firearms

The Silicon Greybeard In keeping with the longstanding tradition of releasing heinous laws late on Friday, when the press has gone home (as if they'd report it anymore), the BATFE announced NPRM 2021R-05, called "Definition of a "Frame and Receiver" and Identification of Firearms." Except the NSSF Ammoland News did report on the rule drop.

Read the whole thing. BATFE is basically saying they can make it all up.

Sun May 23 23:13:37 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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