Friday, March 17, 2017

Things To Think About 2

The Democrats may have launched a boomerang in their efforts to hurt Trump.    Even Hillary is in on the act.

Sorry to say this but this man is ignorant of history, a useful idiot or an illegal immigrant/Arab refugee apologist.

This is an interesting take by a generation-X author who places the blame on baby boomers for our current political and cultural troubles.

The goose is starting to get cooked if this item takes root and is proven to be true.  It puts the left's claims regarding intel leaks in a whole new light.    More.   

This item Chronicles Obama's racist positions that were apparent throughout his presidency.  Very interesting what you will learn.

Its become a pattern. The political left always seems to blame the political right when bad things happen.  The latest example is the anti-Jewish sentiment that is growing across the country.  The left has charged that the problem has been generated by the political right.  As usual the problem is clearly and factually emanating from the political left.  This item provides the evidence.  Quote: "Authorities believe the man arrested Friday by the FBI in St. Louis, Juan Thompson – a black, anti-Trump, former reporter for left-wing journalist Glenn Greenwald’s publication the Intercept – was responsible for eight of the nearly 100 bomb threats and attacks since Jan. 4.  Groups such at the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Anne Frank Center and the Anti-Defamation League have criticized Trump for not condemning the wave of threats more strongly.  And after Trump condemned the attacks in his address to Congress Tuesday night, SPLC complained that the president’s “generic remarks” were “complicated” by his statement to state attorneys general earlier Tuesday that some of the attacks may not have been motivated by anti-Semitism but by political enemies trying “to make people – or to make others – look bad.”  Trump’s profile, however, better describes Thompson than the left’s caricature of a Trump-inspired, white supremacist, anti-Semite."   And, "In 2016, Thompson announced he was running for mayor of St. Louis to “fight back against Trumpian fascism.” In tweets, he also called white people “trash” and said they “have no shame.” He described himself as a “socialist” and tweeted “we don’t want America like NY, we want it like Havana.”  and "Former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren recently said that during his time as ambassador, he never encountered anti-Semitism from the right in America but saw a lot of it from the left."

This is a lesson the political left needs to learn relative to it's constant use of identity politics.  Quote: "Identity politics is best described as organizing politically based on identity as opposed to ideas. If this sounds tribal that’s because it is."  And, "Sadly, relying on identity politics encourages stereotypes, thwarts the work of freedom, and assigns motives to many without direct evidence. As this occurs, many may eventually conclude: why bother with evidence when we have decided that identity politics is an acceptable surrogate for actual information? And when it is clear that the value of an idea is no longer relevant, and evidence and arguments are substituted with identities, expect unseemly movements to form in response. Those sympathetic to liberty should then veer away from identity politics, it works against freedom and equality.

These are good questions for the FBI Director about some fishy goings on.  Quote: "And after Trump won and was inaugurated, amid a war of words where the new president’s political enemies accused him of collaborating with The Russians! to “hack” the election and Trump responded by accusing his predecessor of “tapping the phones” at his Trump Tower headquarters, Comey appeared with a vigorous denial that such surveillance ever happened.  No sooner did Comey’s denials echo off the walls of the J. Edgar Hoover building than some uncomfortable questions were put to him by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in a fascinating and pointed letter. Grassley’s missive was prompted by a story appearing in the Washington Post last week containing allegations which wouldn’t be out of place in a Twilight Zone episode. The Post reported that the FBI had agreed to pay ex-British spy Christopher Steele, the source for those wild stories about Trump and micturating Russian hookers on hotel beds, to essentially share oppo research with the Bureau that he was already digging up on behalf of a Democrat political consulting firm."
This item provides things about which we all need to be aware of and care about.  Quote: "These laws are the shot across the bow.  They’re intended to send a strong message that in the American police state, you’re either a patriot who marches in lockstep with the government’s dictates or you’re a pariah, a suspect, a criminal, a troublemaker, a terrorist, a radical, a revolutionary. As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, by muzzling the citizenry, by removing the constitutional steam valves that allow people to speak their minds, air their grievances and contribute to a larger dialogue that hopefully results in a more just world, the government is deliberately stirring the pot and creating a climate in which violence becomes inevitable.
When there is no steam valve—when there is no one to hear what the people have to say, because government representatives have removed themselves so far from their constituents—then frustration builds, anger grows and people become more volatile and desperate to force a conversation.  Then again, perhaps that was the government’s plan all along.  As John F. Kennedy warned in March 1962, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”"

According to this piece Wiki-leaks and Snowden have done Americans a favor.  They have revealed what the intelligence community is up to.  What they reveal is illegal activity gone wild.   Quote: "What Wikileaks revealed today was that not only is the NSA doing it, but the CIA is doing it as well, and not only that, they’re possibly doing it better.  And no, this isn’t restricted to overseas targets or terrorists, it’s being used on literally anyone and everyone they want to target.  We also know that there is absolutely no statutory basis or justification for what the CIA is doing.  None. Next, consider what the CIA is doing.  They are quite literally buying the vulnerabilities in U.S.-made software.  They are paying money to keep the vulnerabilities in software and hardware in order to exploit those weaknesses.  One more time so you get the point.  They are creating and buying zero-day exploits for systems and of course refraining from telling the manufacturers of those devices.  This is irresponsible and dangerous to the point of being criminal.  It isn’t negligent, it’s intentionally criminal. This lends itself to fraud, abuse, extortion, potential convictions in a courtroom with the use of illegally obtained material, material that violates the Fourth Amendment to the constitution.  Here is something else.  Since some of the malware is stolen from Russia, no one can ever, ever again trust the CIA when they say something like “this malware or hacking attack has a known Russian [or any other country for that matter] signature.”  Never.  Not that I ever trusted the CIA anyway."

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