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AFL Bombshell About 'Secret' Twitter-Gov't
'Portal' Ought to Raise Elon's Eyebrows
Posted by Dreadnought 12/6/2022 10:54:54 PM Post Reply
We’ve seen a lot of big Twitter bombshells lately. The latest dropped on Tuesday, with the announcement of the firing of James Baker, the former FBI official involved in every turn in the Russiagate probe and the Steele dossier. According to journalist Matt Taibbi, it was discovered that Baker had been viewing the “Twitter files” before their being released to Taibbi. Elon Musk termed it as his “possible role in the suppression of information.” That raises all kinds of questions of things that might have “disappeared” before Taibbi or Musk saw them. But it also raises a huge red flag that the new owner is looking at because he thinks
Warnock fends off Republican Herschel
Walker in Georgia, handing Democrats outright
majority in Senate
Posted by Dreadnought 12/6/2022 10:35:32 PM Post Reply
Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) won reelection Tuesday, fending off a spirited challenge from Republican Herschel Walker while helping Democrats grow their thin Senate majority in the midterm elections after a bruising four-week runoff campaign. Warnock was leading Walker 50.4% to 49.6% when the race was called, earning the senator his first, full six-year term after ousting an appointed Republican incumbent in a special election runoff nearly two years ago. Walker’s defeat was a major blow to the Republicans. They capped a disappointing midterm election season with yet another loss that effectively surrendered a Senate seat to the Democrats, who saw their majority grow from 50 to 51.
Obama-Biden Government in Exile Ran Hunter
Laptop Suppression Operation
Posted by earlybird 12/6/2022 10:03:09 PM Post Reply
They got the band back together—to the extent the original members ever broke up in the first place. Recent disclosures by independent journalist Matt Taibbi confirmed what other reporters have been covering for the better part of two years: According to files obtained by Elon Musk, the new owner and CEO of Twitter, the social media platform protected Joe Biden and his family from a major and potentially election-altering scandal as millions of Americans were voting early for president in October 2020. Years of denials and dismissals related to Hunter Biden’s lucrative shakedown of hostile nations, including Russia and China, were set to explode just a few weeks before Election Day.
Defense bill rolls back Pentagon’s Covid
vaccine mandate
Posted by Dreadnought 12/6/2022 9:56:46 PM Post Reply
A compromise defense policy bill released Tuesday night would end the Pentagon’s policy requiring troops to receive the Covid vaccine — and kicking out those troops who refuse it — delivering a win to Republicans who railed against the policy. A final version of the National Defense Authorization Act included the measure after conservatives threatened to hold up the bill to curtail the vaccine mandate. The policy became a point of contention in talks in recent days between Democratic and Republican leaders over the bill. The measure defies the wishes of both the Pentagon and the White House,
Two Corporate Entities at Trump Organization
Found Guilty in Tax Evasion Trial
Posted by Harlowe 12/6/2022 9:45:39 PM Post Reply
The Trump Corporation and the Trump Payroll Corp., two corporate entities under the Trump Organization umbrella, were found guilty on all 17 charges in a tax evasion trial in New York. The company faces a $1.6 million fine.(Snip)The prosecution relied on Allen Weisselberg, the organization’s former CFO. He “pleaded guilty to charges that he manipulated the company’s books and his own compensation package to illegally reduce his taxes.” Weisselberg never once implicated former President Donald Trump or the Trump family: “It was my own personal greed that led to this.”
Yes, Now Even 'Shark Week' Is Racist and
Too Filled With Guys Named Mike
Posted by Hazymac 12/6/2022 7:30:00 PM Post Reply
Who needs the Babylon Bee when we have the Washington Post? Could the Bee, as brilliant as it is, give us a more precise and devastating takedown of woke victimhood mongering than the Bezos Bulletin gave us on Monday, in a story that is actually and unironically entitled “‘Shark Week’ lacks diversity, overrepresents men named Mike, scientists say”? If I had seen that at the Babylon Bee, I’d have chuckled and maybe thought it was a trifle over the top. But the Post, in all its self-important “Democracy Dies In Darkness” glory, would be quick to brand you a racist right-wing extremist if you dared to crack a smile.
Honor those killed at Pearl Harbor, pleads
USS Arizona survivor
Posted by NorthernDog 12/6/2022 7:04:30 PM Post Reply
USS Arizona sailor Lou Conter lived through the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor even though his battleship exploded and sank after being pierced by aerial bombs. That makes the now 101-year-old somewhat of a celebrity, especially on the anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, assault. Many call him and others in the nation’s dwindling pool of Pearl Harbor survivors heroes. Conter rejects the characterization. “The 2,403 men that died are the heroes, and we’ve got to honor them ahead of everybody else. And I’ve said that every time, and I think it should be stressed,” Conter said in a recent
Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 vaccination and
infection may provide more durable immunity:
Canadian study
Posted by Pete Stone 12/6/2022 6:46:43 PM Post Reply
A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on Monday points to a significant change in the proportion of the Canadian population with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies over the first two and a half years of the pandemic and the probability that exposure to both vaccination and infection provides the most durable immunity. The study, conducted by the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and involving almost 14,000 people, provides a clear view of the changing antibody landscape during the pandemic, and its findings hold implications for pandemic risk assessment and response, according to the authors.
Rest in Greenpeace: New York poised to
become sixth state to legalize 'human
composting' - the latest $7,000 eco craze
that sees people turned into soil and
used to plant trees
Posted by Imright 12/6/2022 5:40:45 PM Post Reply
New York is poised to become the sixth state to legalize ‘human composting’ — which sees people turned into soil. For $7,000, bodies are decomposed in 'coffins' for two months before the resulting soil is handed to loved ones to sprinkle over rose patches, trees or a nature reserve. It has already been legalized in California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont and Washington, with more than 200 Americans opting for the process to date. And the latest eco-craze is surging in popularity with the center pioneering human composting — Recompose — tripling in size in just two years. They now have 1,200 people on the ‘waiting’ list.
Breaking: Matt Taibbi Drops More Information
on the 'Twitter Files' and Exposes an
Attempted Cover-Up
Posted by Dreadnought 12/6/2022 5:38:23 PM Post Reply
Matt Taibbi, who authored the first release of the infamous “Twitter Files,” is back for round two. Or at least he’s back to provide a supplement to round one while round two is still being worked on. According to Taibbi, James Baker, who was general counsel for Twitter and a former top-level FBI official, inserted himself into the disclosure in an attempt to “vet” the files that were ultimately released. Elon Musk was not notified of Baker playing middle-man. As RedState reported, Baker was fired on Tuesday, and with Taibbi’s latest thread, we now know why. I normally try to not flood my articles with long strings of multiple tweets
TIME releases shortlist for ‘Person
of the Year’ and folks have questions!
Posted by Imright 12/6/2022 5:34:20 PM Post Reply
TIME magazine has been honoring individuals and ideas that have changed the world for nearly a century and this week, the publication released its shortlist of candidates for the 2022 ‘Person of the Year” with none other than disgraced soon to be former Congresswoman Liz Cheney among the finalists. Cheney joins world leaders Xi Jinping of China and Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy as well as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, billionaire Twitter owner Elon Musk, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Jeff Bezos ex-wife MacKenzie Scott, gun control activists, Iranian protesters and the U.S. Supreme Court as potential winners of the prestigious recognition.
Trump's company found GUILTY of tax fraud
in scheme where executives were given
off-the-book luxury perks such as luxury
cars and private school fees
Posted by Imright 12/6/2022 5:27:59 PM Post Reply
The Trump Organization has been found guilty of fraud at a criminal trial in Manhattan. The company was found guilty on all counts after facing a series of tax fraud charges at State Supreme Court in Manhattan. The verdict carries both the stain of the president's longtime company being found guilty and potential fines, although the potential penalty would amount to just $1.6 million, a slap on the wrist for a large company. Nevertheless, it could harm or complicate future business opportunities, and besmirches a company that was key to the former president's political path to the White House,
Disney’s Christine McCarthy Emerges
As Top CEO Contender To Succeed Bob Iger;
CFO Was King Killer Who Took Down Bob Chapek
Posted by Dreadnought 12/6/2022 5:22:04 PM Post Reply
With the unexpected return of Bob Iger last month for a new stint as Disney CEO, the entertainment giant’s veteran chief financial officer Christine McCarthy has emerged as a leading contender to take over the top job. “Christine has always been a force to be reckoned with, but you have to put her on a list of top five possibilities after the last few weeks,” a Disney insider said of the now prominent CFO. If McCarthy was handed the keys to the Magic Kingdom in the next 23 months, the exec would occupy a historic position as the first female CEO in Disney’s soon to be more than 100 year existence.
Trump Organization entities found guilty
on all counts of tax fraud
Posted by Harlowe 12/6/2022 5:22:04 PM Post Reply
Two companies with the Trump Organization were found guilty Tuesday on multiple charges of criminal tax fraud in a case brought by the Manhattan District Attorney. A jury deliberated for two days and found two corporate entities at the Trump Organization guilty on all 17 counts – including conspiracy charges and falsifying business records.(Snip) The organization faces a possible fine of up to $1.6 million.
Justice Department monitors Georgia runoff election replies
Posted by Imright 12/6/2022 5:15:45 PM Post Reply
The Justice Department announced plans to monitor the Georgia Senate runoff election between Sen. Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker in four counties to ensure federal voting rights are protected on Tuesday. Monitors from the department’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney’s Office will be dispatched on Tuesday to Cobb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County and Macon-Bibb County. Election day monitors were a point of contention in some states during last month’s midterm election. State officials from Florida and Missouri rejected the Justice Department’s plan to send monitors to counties in their states, arguing the department did not clearly state a reason to do so.
'His explanation was unconvincing': Elon
fires Twitter's general counsel James
Baker for his 'possible role in suppression
of Hunter Biden laptop scandal' - ex-FBI
lawyer was James Comey's deputy and involved
in Russian collusion investigation
Posted by Dreadnought 12/6/2022 5:13:35 PM Post Reply
Chief Twit Elon Musk has fired Twitter's general counsel James A. Baker, citing his alleged involvement in the company's suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. 'In light of concerns about Baker’s possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue, he was exited from Twitter today,' Musk wrote in a tweet on Tuesday. Musk added that Baker's explanation of the events surrounding the laptop saga were 'unconvincing.' Also on Tuesday, Rep. James Comer, a Kentucky Republican, sent Baker a letter requesting his appearance before the House Oversight Committee next year, when the GOP is set to take control of the House.
Khanna: Twitter's viewpoint suppression
may be good for fellow Democrats, but
it's bad for democracy -- and needs to stop
Posted by Dreadnought 12/6/2022 5:02:11 PM Post Reply
Three cheers for a California Democrat? You bet, and Ro Khanna had already earned one in Elon Musk’s Twitter dump last Friday. The internal debate at Twitter over the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story never even considered the First Amendment implications — except when Khanna brought it up. Matt Taibbi reported that Khanna e-mailed now-former VP Vijaya Gadde that Twitter’s suppression of the story had generated “a huge backlash” on Capitol Hill, and that free-speech concerns were rising fast:
President Trump Was Correct About the
Constitution and Elections – Kari Lake’s
Lawsuit Shows Why
Posted by Harlowe 12/6/2022 4:59:27 PM Post Reply
President Donald Trump came under massive amounts of fire recently for saying, “So, with the revelation of MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION in working closely with Big Tech Companies, the DNC, & the Democrat Party, do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION?(Snip)What President Trump is noting, is the exact same reason why Kari Lake’s lawsuit, like every other election lawsuit before it, will fail. Our U.S. Constitution permits election fraud and manipulation, as long as that state level election fraud and manipulation does not break federal law.
Queen, Suffering from Bone Marrow Cancer,
was ‘Devastated’ by Harry and Meghan’s
Betrayal: Report
Posted by earlybird 12/6/2022 4:57:35 PM Post Reply
The late Queen, suffering from bone marrow cancer and with her husband at death’s door, was left “devastated” by Harry and Meghan’s betrayal of the family, reports have claimed. With the impending release of yet more tell-all tales from Prince Harry and wife Meghan in a Netflix documentary and the former’s upcoming biography, Spare, the other side of the story is beginning to emerge, with details of the Queen’s final months being revealed by sources and a biography of the late monarch by Gyles Brandreth. (snip) the Queen was suffering from a form of myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer which left her fatigued, losing weight, and increasingly less mobile,
Jury finds Trump Organization guilty of
tax fraud scheme
Posted by Dreadnought 12/6/2022 4:12:37 PM Post Reply
A criminal court jury in New York on Tuesday found the Trump Organization guilty of all charges in a sweeping, 15-year tax fraud scheme that prosecutors said was orchestrated by top executives at the company. Jurors deliberated for just over a day before returning the guilty verdicts on a total of 17 counts, including scheme to defraud, conspiracy, criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records. The company faces roughly $1.6 million in fines at sentencing. The Trump Organization and Allen Weisselberg, its former longtime chief financial officer, were indicted last year after a multi-year investigation
DOJ subpoenas officials in Wisconsin and
Michigan for communications with Trump
around 2020 election
Posted by Dreadnought 12/6/2022 3:33:45 PM Post Reply
 Special counsel Jack Smith has subpoenaed local officials in Wisconsin and Michigan for any and all communications with then-President Donald Trump, his 2020 campaign and a number of aides and allies, multiple sources confirmed to CNN. The requests for records were received by officials in Wisconsin's Dane County and Michigan's Wayne County late last week, while officials Milwaukee received requests on Monday, the sources said. The subpoenas request communications from these local officials with Trump, specifically, and from a list
Joe Biden Refuses to Visit the Border
During Trip to Arizona: ‘More Important
Things Going On’
Posted by earlybird 12/6/2022 2:58:23 PM Post Reply
President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he would not visit the southern border during his trip to Arizona, despite an ongoing migration crisis. The president spoke briefly with reporters as he left the White House for a trip to Arizona to promote new investments in semiconductor chip manufacturing. When asked why he was going to a border state without visiting the border, Biden replied, “Because there are more important things going on.” The president has stubbornly resisted visiting the border as the migration crisis continues to cripple border communities faced by floods of migrants entering the country and claiming asylum.
What Ukrainian drone attacks on airbases
inside Russia could mean for Putin's war
Posted by NorthernDog 12/6/2022 2:23:25 PM Post Reply
A blast hit an airbase inside Russia on Tuesday, the latest in a series of apparent Ukrainian drone attacks that showcase an ability to strike at the heart of Russian territory and suggest a new boldness in Kyiv's fight against Moscow's war. (Snip) Ukraine has not directly claimed responsibility, but officials have jokingly suggested its military may be behind the incidents. Russia’s defense ministry blamed Kyiv’s forces for the two blasts Monday, in which it said three “maintenance personnel” died and two planes were damaged. Analysts were cautious about the military impact of the apparent attacks on strategic sites far
Mitt Romney, Susan Collins Dismiss the
Idea of Impeaching DHS Chief Mayorkas
Posted by earlybird 12/6/2022 2:07:12 PM Post Reply
Impeaching DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for failing to secure the southern border does not appear to have the support of the some Republican senators. As border patrol has encountered more than 2.3 million illegal aliens at the border, with over 230,000 migrant encounters in October, establishment Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) appear averse to holding Mayorkas accountable for the southern border invasion. “Someone has to commit a high crime or misdemeanor for that to be a valid inquiry,” Romney told Politico about impeachment standards. “I haven’t seen any accusation of that nature whatsoever.”
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