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What is the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) doing spying on American citizens?
The FBI has been seriously abusing its warrantless electronic surveillance authority on American Citizens. This should alarm you.
Congressmen Jim Jordan and Andy Biggs are demanding answers from FBI Director Christopher Wray after a newly declassified opinion from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court revealed “widespread” Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) violations.
Former Acting Director of National Intelligence, Ric Grennell On The FBI’s NAZI-like and Stalinist Call For Families To Spy On Each Other – “Outrageous”
This is outrageous. The @FBI has a growing credibility problem and this type of sinister snitching is clearly unhelpful.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) July 11, 2021
“I’m a patriot and I love this nation. And I believe in the people standing up against the government in the correct way. So, if that makes me radical and an extremist, so be it.” ~ Former Navy Seal Jonathan Gilliam | FBI Asks Americans to Report their Friends, Family | Video: 5 Minutes 40 Seconds
“I’m a patriot and I love this nation. And I believe in the people standing up against the government in the correct way. So, if that makes me radical and an extremist, so be it. Put me on a list. I’m okay with it. . . . At the same time all of this is going on in Cuba, the very people who would stand up against the tyranny in this nation, the oppression in this nation, the very people who are being oppressed whether it’s through social media or the government itself, those are the people they (FBI) are wanting on a list. Not gang members, not people who are in organized crime. They are not asking for any of Hunter Biden’s drug friends. They want good loving, America loving patriots on that list.” ~ Former Navy Seal Jonathan Gilliam
Episode 1,092 – Huge Update on Georgia Election Audit. Col. Allen West will seize the cartels in their tracks if he is elected Texas governor, and the people aren’t waiting politicians to save them anymore. Guests are: Todd Wood, Heather Mullins, Col. Allen West, David Clements, Sam Faddis.
In May, musicians from dozens of countries descended on Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for the Eurovision Song Contest. Over the course of the competition, the performers — clad in sequined dresses, ornate crowns or, in one case, an enormous pair of angel wings — belted and battled it out for their chance at the title.
But before they were even allowed onstage, they had to pass another test: a breath test.
When they arrived at the venue, the musicians were asked to exhale into a water-bottle-sized device called the SpiroNose, which analyzed the chemical compounds in their breath to detect signatures of a coronavirus infection. If the results came back negative, the performers were cleared to compete.
The SpiroNose, made by the Dutch company Breathomix, is just one of many breath-based Covid-19 tests under development across the world. In May, Singapore’s health agency granted provisional authorization to two such tests, made by the domestic companies Breathonix and Silver Factory Technology. And researchers at Ohio State University say they have applied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an emergency authorization of their Covid-19 breathalyzer.
“It’s clear now, I think, that you can detect this disease with a breath test,” said Paul Thomas, a chemist at Loughborough University in England. “This isn’t science fiction.” . . .
The United States and 20 other countries have issued a joint statement expressing concern about the current and future outlook of press freedom in Hong Kong.
The group of 21 governments—part of the “Media Freedom Coalition” that was established in 2019 to advocate for press freedom and the safety of journalists—pointed to the recent forced closure of Apple Daily, a major pro-democracy newspaper in Hong Kong, and the arrest of the paper’s staff.
“The use of the National Security Law to suppress journalism is a serious and negative step which undermines Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and the rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong, as provided for in the Hong Kong Basic Law and the Sino-British Joint Declaration,” the July 10 statement reads.
Freedoms in the financial hub have been disappearing at an alarming rate after the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) imposition of its draconian national security law last summer. Since then, dozens of the city’s pro-democracy opposition leaders are now either facing prosecution or sitting in jail, if they haven’t already fled overseas as political refugees.
Recently, Amnesty International stated that the law “has put Hong Kong on a rapid path to becoming a police state and created a human rights emergency for the people living there.” Reporters Without Borders called on democracies around the world “to put more pressure on the Chinese regime to end its authoritarian policies and ensure the restoration of press freedom” in Hong Kong. . . .
Saturday Night Live legend Rob Schneider is taking on the globalist vaccine agenda, sparking criticism of Schneider from the left. A longtime Freedom-loving patriot, Schneider is not backing down.
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 10, 2021
Recently, Schneider helped the Truth movement to score a big activist victory. The comedian threatened to cut off all association with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a group that he has long worked with, if Make-A-Wish went ahead with their plan to vaccinate all of their “wish” children, including terminally ill kids who try to meet celebrities or go to theme parks or receive other special “wishes” before they die. Chastened, the Make-A-Wish Foundation reversed course and decided not to mandate the vaccine.
“Make-a-Wish will only grant wishes to terminally ill children who are fully vaccinated?!”
While it has been an honor to work with this foundation over the years,
if this policy of discrimination of children is true?
I will never work with them again.
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) June 27, 2021
“We understand that there are many families whose children aren’t eligible for the vaccine yet, and we also know that there are families who are choosing to not get the vaccine. We respect everyone’s freedom of choice. Make-a-Wish will continue to grant wishes for all eligible children. Make-a-Wish will not require anyone to get vaccinated to receive a wish,” Make-A-Wish declared Sunday following public outrage including from Rob Schneider. “Any child fighting a critical illness is eligible for Make-a-Wish. While it does not reflect the majority of children we serve, we do occasionally serve children whose medical provider has determined that the child will not survive their illness. In time-sensitive situations involving an end-of-life diagnosis, a special process has been and will continue to be in place regardless of vaccination status.”
Schneider previously lambasted Alec Baldwin’s hateful propaganda impression of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, saying, “To me, the genius of Dana Carvey was Dana always had empathy for the people he played, and Alec Baldwin has nothing but a fuming, seething anger toward the person he plays.” Schneider said, “I don’t find his impression to be comical. Because, like I said, I know the way his politics lean and it spoils any surprise. There’s no possible surprise. He so clearly hates the man he’s playing.” Schneider also endorsed liberty Republican Tim Donnelly for Governor of California in a recent election and said that Democrats “abandoned me, and so I have abandoned them.”
Rob Schneider has played many classic characters, including the “Makin’ Copies” guy on Saturday Night Live, Deuce Bigelow in Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo, and the optimistic “You Can Do It” interloper in The Waterboy. His standup tours can be followed on his Twitter account. . . .
Violent offences committed by men who self-identify as female are being recorded as having been perpetrated by women – leading to claims that the practice is distorting official crime figures.
It was highlighted by the case of former police support officer Zoe Watts, who was jailed last week for a string of offences including building an improvised bomb and having a cache of illegal weapons including knives and a stun gun.
The 35-year-old worked for Lincolnshire Police for eight years. . . .
Israel, and Jews, can’t get a break these days — even from kid-lit authors.
Addressing the US surge in anti-Semitism, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators finally condemned Jew-hatred in a statement last month — but only to water it down with a later post.
Anti-Semitism has fueled “a 75% increase in hate speech and random violence against Jewish people,” read the group’s initial statement. “As writers, illustrators, and translators of children’s literature, we are responsible for promoting equity” for “all children and all families.”
The group warned that “silence” on such an issue “is often mistaken for acceptance” and urged readers to speak out “against all forms of hate, including antisemitism.”
Yet after some pushback — particularly from one Palestinian-American activist and writer — the group posted an apology to “everyone in the Palestinian community who felt unrepresented, silenced or marginalized” and to the activist, in particular, for deleting her posts on its Facebook page (which it apparently first considered hateful) and blocking her on Twitter.
SCBWI’s diversity chief, a black Jewish woman, actually resigned, saying she regrettably “neglected to address the rise in Islamophobia” — and later reported getting death threats. . . .
While the tech giant Amazon has publicly endorsed proposals to raise the corporate tax rate in the United States, the company has been secretly lobbying to keep its own tax rates low, Politico reports.
Last year, during the 2020 presidential election, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos openly supported then-candidate Joe Biden’s proposals to raise taxes on American corporations. Those proposals have re-emerged in recent weeks as a possible means of funding a possible infrastructure bill, and Biden has been advocating for other countries around the world to adopt higher corporate tax rates as well.
But recently, Amazon has been stepping up its lobbying efforts to try to convince Congress and the White House to allow the company to keep using certain tax breaks in order to keep its own rates low. The retail giant hired a tax lobbyist named Joshua Odintz, who formerly worked as a Democratic aide on Capitol Hill and then as an official in the Obama Administration. In addition to Amazon’s own efforts, similar lobbying has been undertaken by a group known as the “R&D Coalition,” which consists of several companies and organizations including Amazon, Intel, and the National Association of Manufacturers.
Odintz and the R&D Coalition have been lobbying in favor of preserving the “research and development tax deduction.” First implemented in 1981, the R&D deduction includes a tax credit that incentivizes companies to invest more in R&D in exchange for tax breaks on all expenditures related to these areas of spending.
Although the R&D deduction is not the only method through which Amazon and other companies can lower their own taxes, Amazon confirmed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that the bulk of its tax reductions “were primarily related to the U.S. federal research and development credit.”
While the exact amount of money saved by this credit alone remains uncertain, Matthew Gardner, senior fellow at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, said that it is “very likely they’re getting hundreds of millions of dollars a year in R&D tax credits.”
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by Congress in 2017 and signed into law by President Donald Trump, actually took steps to reduce the impact of the R&D tax credit. The law required companies to deduct their total amounts of R&D funding every year over the course of five years, which reduced the overall value of the tax break.
When asked about the possible R&D loophole, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, speaking on behalf of the Biden Administration, said that “promoting innovation is a critical priority…continuing to allow firms to expense R&D rather than shifting to amortizing could be one very effective way to bring that about.”
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Eric Lendrum reports for American Greatness.
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I’m the last guy you’d ever imagine coming out in support of reparations for black Americans. But it’s true. I’m going to be the first high-profile conservative to support reparations.
Black Americans deserve reparations. Let’s be honest. Look at their cities in ruins. Black inner cities in America look like Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the atomic bombs hit.
Have you been to any of them lately? Of course not. What sane person would take a chance by driving through the Brownsville neighborhood in Brooklyn, or Crown Heights, or Bedford Stuyvesant, or Harlem or the infamous South Bronx? Or how about Chicago’s black South Side? How about virtually all-black inner cities in Detroit; Baltimore; East St Louis; Newark, New Jersey; Oakland, California; Liberty City in Miami; Cleveland; New Orleans, Memphis, Tennessee; Atlanta and more. The list goes on and on.
These places are synonymous with murder, violent gangs and violent crime. Black cities and neighborhoods are a war zone. A black-on-black genocide. An American tragedy. Not to mention the drug needles, poop, pee, condoms and garbage that litter their mean and hopeless streets.
Black lives do matter. So, yes, they do deserve reparations.
But who is to blame? It’s sure not white Americans. Most of us have had nothing to do with the decline of black America. The vast majority of white Americans have never done a bad thing to a black person in our lives. We don’t run their cities. We don’t go near their cities. We literally have nothing to do with black America.
And none of us were alive for slavery or the civil war, or Jim Crow. My grandparents came to America in the 1920s. They lived in New York. They experienced their own prejudice and discrimination. My relatives had nothing to do with slavery, racism or any civil rights violations.
So, yes blacks are owed reparations. But who’s to blame? There’s only one common denominator: DEMOCRATS. . . .
Javad Mirtavoosi, general manager of Pacific Hills Banquet & Event Center, told The Orange County Register on Friday that when the July 17 event was first booked, the center expected it to be a “gathering.”
“As soon as we found out who the speakers were we immediately canceled it,” Mirtavoosi told the local news outlet.
Mirtavoosi declined to say whether the event was canceled because of political differences with the House lawmakers. Instead, he said, “We just thought it would be best for our facility to cancel.”
“We just want to stay clear of that,” he added, according to the Register.
Flyers promoting the event began circulating on social media this week, including the name of the event center in Laguna Hills, located about 45 miles south of Los Angeles.
Greene campaign spokesman Nick Dyer told the Register, “We’re very close to securing a location that will proudly host our America First Rally with Congresswoman Greene and Congressman Gaetz.” . . .
Did Chinese spymaster Dong Jingwei actually defect to the United States? If so, why is he being hidden by U.S. intelligence? Meanwhile, the Chinese regime offers “evidence” that he’s still in China.
What could Dong possibly tell us about the Wuhan virus and other hidden Chinese Communist Party agendas? This episode features analysis by U.S.–China relations commentator, Solomon Yue—CEO of Republicans Overseas and a survivor of the Cultural Revolution.
Hosted by NTD journalist Brendon Fallon, Wide Angle is following the latest political developments in the United States and abroad, and finding the connection between these and the larger global trends of our times. . . .
Another Female Customer Comes Forward After Person with “Beard and Penis” Exposed Himself to Her 6-Year-Old Daughter at Wi Spa in LA
A Los Angeles mother recalled a terrifying experience when she visited Wi Spa in Los Angeles with her 6 year-old daughter last year.
A Los Angeles mother recalled a terrifying experience when she visited Wi Spa in Los Angeles with her 6 year-old daughter last year.
Recall, Wi Spa made headlines last month when a female customer freaked out after seeing a biological male walking around with his penis out around children in the women’s section at Wi Spa.
The viral video from two weeks ago prompted another woman to come forward and share a similar terrifying experience at the same Korean spa.
The woman, who obscured her identity and goes by “Anita” out of fear of being cancelled, said she was shocked to find a person with a “beard and penis” in the women-only hot tub.
The woman told the Daily Mail she is a registered Democrat an LGBTQ supporter but wanted to protect her daughter’s innocence.
“Anita” described the man as an activist who purposely entered the women’s area of the spa to expose himself and enjoyed seeing everyone’s reaction.
She blocked her daughter’s view and left the spa and complained to the employees who told her they can’t do anything because he is a “pre-operation transgender person.”
Even more disturbing, when Anita called the police, the officer blamed her for “putting her child in that situation.”
Despite all of this, “Anita” was afraid to offend the pervert: “I’m trying really hard not to get in trouble calling the person with a penis a male, but the ‘guy’ was this skinny white guy with scraggly long hair and a beard. He had a five o’clock shadow on him, and his penis and scrotum hanging out.
The Daily Mail reported:
Anita described her January 2020 visit to the spa, which has a clothed section for both sexes, and separate sections for men and women with locker rooms, hot tubs, massage, relaxation and pampering rooms where patrons are traditionally unclothed.
‘When I walked into the women’s section everyone was naked,’ she said.
‘I wasn’t raised to be super comfortable being naked around others. But I’m from LA and it’s kind of hip to participate in authentic cultural things.
‘I didn’t want my daughter to feel uncomfortable and I saw a lot of little Korean girls naked with their grandmas and their moms, it was really cute actually. I was like, wow this is something that I didn’t know existed, this is awesome.’
Anita and her daughter put on face masks, ate snacks and hung out in the sauna. Then the little girl asked to swim in the hot tub.
‘We were in there with five or six other women. She was swimming and splashing at me and stuff,’ she said.
‘Then these three people came and sat down on the edge of the hot tub. It was two women and what appeared 100% to be a man.
‘The other Korean women in the hot tub were looking at each other like ‘what the f**k?’ We all suddenly were quietly communicating with our eyes.
‘[The Korean women] were motioning at my daughter, she was giggling and splashing, she hadn’t noticed.
‘All around the locker room you see all the women suddenly whispering and this tense feeling.
‘I saw old ladies poking out from behind the shower stall, holding their towels up, looking horrified. Nobody says anything. All the women are in shock but also don’t want to say anything.
‘I was in there for about a minute, then I said ‘okay, honey, time to come out.’ . . .
Arlington Police say Mingo, now with the Falcons, was arrested Thursday and released after posting a $25,000 bond.
ARLINGTON, Texas — NFL linebacker Barkevious Mingo, who is currently with the Atlanta Falcons, has been arrested in Texas on a charge of indecency with a child-sexual contact, police said Saturday.
Mingo, 30, was arrested on Thursday by police in the Dallas suburb of Arlington. Jail records listed an address for Mingo in West Monroe, Louisiana.
Arlington Police said in a statement that the agency could provide no further information about the investigation, citing “the nature of the charges and age of the victim.”
“Mingo turned himself in on his own accord in consultation with his attorney,” police said.
Mingo was released after posting a $25,000 bond.
His attorney did not immediately return an email seeking comment on Saturday.
Mingo was chosen by Cleveland as the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. He signed a one-year contract in March with the Falcons. Mingo also has played for Chicago, Houston, New England and Seattle during his NFL career.
“Our organization became aware of the allegations involving Barkevious Mingo today and are currently gathering information on this incident. The Falcons take the allegations very seriously and will continue to monitor the situation,” the Falcons said in a statement. . . .
Afghan national Gul Wali Jabarkhel, 32, was detained by National Crime Agency officers in Colindale, North London, on Thursday.
He is suspected of being a ‘kingpin’ in an organised crime group involved in transporting migrants from northern France and Belgium into the UK in the backs of lorries. . . .
Historic 102-Year-Old Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea Statue Toppled in Charlottesville — Too Offensive for Democrats
A 102-year-old public statue of Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea was toppled in Charlottesville on Saturday after the city council voted unanimously to remove the historic monument.
It was too offensive.
American history is now too offensive for the left.
Leftists cheered as the historic statue was removed from public view.
sacagawea, lewis, and clark have left the plinth pic.twitter.com/mRXm6v9oE2
— molly conger (@socialistdogmom) July 10, 2021
The New York Post reported:
The city of Charlottesville, Va. followed up its removal of two controversial Confederate statues Saturday with the lightning-fast toppling of a third local landmark: a monumental tribute to explorers Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Sacagawea.
In an emergency meeting called with 20 minutes’ notice, the Charlottesville City Council voted unanimously to cancel another piece of public art targeted by left-wing activists.
“I feel that it should just be melted down,” Rose Ann Abrahamson, a Sacagawea descendant, said during the council meeting, The Daily Progress reported. “I feel that it’s entirely offensive and it should be obliterated.”
Within minutes, a city work crew — the same group that had dismantled equestrian statues of Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson earlier Saturday — arrived with ropes, a crane, and pry bars to wrench the artwork off the plinth where it had stood on Charlottesville’s West Main Street since 1919. . . .
Longtime Hollywood executive Chris Fenton is working on a new documentary based on his book, “Feeding the Dragon: Inside the Trillion Dollar Dilemma Facing Hollywood, the NBA, & American Business.”
Like the book, the film will explore the Chinese Communist Party’s thumb print on Hollywood and the deeper problems for America’s future that it points to.
Episode 1,084 – The Left has Dominated Community Organizing and Now it’s Up to the Right. We are at war and the war is against the American people and AG’s are going after election fraud fighters with criminal charges. Guests are: Matt Braynard, Matt DePerno, Don Huffines, Sidney Powell.
Former Obama Ethics Chief Slams Biden WH for Proposing Anonymous Buyers to Hunter’s Artwork: The ‘Opposite of Government Ethics’
Walter Shaub, former ethics chief under former President Barack Obama, slammed the Biden White House Thursday following reports of the administration’s plans to propose making buyers of Hunter Biden’s artwork anonymous in order to address ethics concerns, dismissing it as the “opposite of government ethics.”
Dueling observances Saturday at the South Carolina Capitol building in Columbia will mark the sixth anniversary of the Confederate flag being removed from the Statehouse grounds.
The group Flags Across The South will stage a rally at the north stairs of the state Capitol and raise the Confederate battle flag from a temporary flag pole behind police barricades between 8 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Afterward, from 1:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Columbia Racial Justice Coalition will orchestrate a “flag removal celebration,” marking the removal of the Confederate flag from where it stood beside the Confederate Soldiers’ Monument near the Gervais Street side of the Statehouse between 2000 and 2015.
A Confederate flag flew on the Capitol building in Columbia for more than 77 years before former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill July 9, 2015, to remove the flag.
Haley called for the flag to be taken down in the wake of Dylan Roof shooting nine Black churchgoers June 17, 2015, at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Roof was sentenced to death in 2017.
After the shooting, racist rants and photos of Roof posing with Confederate flags surfaced on social media, including one at the Statehouse. . . .
Arizona Lawmaker Advises People to Put up ‘No Trespassing’ Signs to Deter Door-to-Door Vaccine Checks
It isn’t just a matter of his religious beliefs and faith in his own natural immune system that emboldens him, it’s a matter of personal choice and medical privacy, Miller says.
So when the Biden administration announced earlier this week that it’s considering sending people door to door to persuade the unvaccinated, Miller’s reaction was, “He’s got to be out of his mind.”
“[President Joe Biden] is way out of bounds,” Miller said. “There’s no reason for him to say take the shot just because he thinks you should. It’s your body, not his.”
Earlier this week, Biden lobbied for higher numbers of Americans to get vaccinated even if it means going “community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood, and oft-times door to door, literally knocking on doors.”
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich was quick to respond. In a July 6 letter to the Biden administration, Brnovich said he was “greatly alarmed” by remarks indicating the possible use of medical records to obtain contact information on Americans who haven’t been vaccinated.
“If this is the case, this is a severe breach of privacy, and I will not tolerate such intrusions within Arizona,” Brnovich wrote. . . .