Saturday, February 29, 2020

Emotion Is Supplanting Evidence As The Basis For Truth

by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

One of the reasons that truth is on the decline is that truth is becoming emotion-based, not evidence-based. It is all about feelings. This seems to have begun with feminists, but teaching women to trust their feelings, that feelings are truth, couldn’t be kept just in the women’s locker room. It has spread into the men’s as well and is now also an affliction of some of the younger men.

I have learned this from readers’ emails. Some are puzzled by what seems to them to be a switch on my part from being for Putin to being against him. They want to know why I stopped liking him. In other words, they interpret my growing concern about his policy as an indication that I don’t like him anymore.



by Chuck Ross, The Daily Caller:

  • Trey Gowdy said classified documents from the Russia probe contain information that is “embarrassing” for former CIA Director John Brennan, the FBI and Justice Department.
  • Gowdy made the remarks during an interview Thursday. By Friday, President Donald Trump reneged on an order to declassify a slew of documents from the investigation.
  • Gowdy also teased documents related to George Papadopoulos, the former Trump adviser who allegedly sparked the FBI’s investigation.

Mom Arrested, Thrown in Jail for Taking Daughter’s Cell Phone Away as Punishment

by Jack Burns, The Free Thought Project:

A Michigan mom was arrested and charged with theft after taking away her daughter’s cell phone as punishment.

A Michigan mother was arrested after she took away her daughter’s cell phone. The mother’s individual decision to discipline her child by taking her phone away was followed by her prompt arrest.

Jodie May did what classroom teachers do every day across America. But we’ve never reported a story where a teacher, a representative of the state, has every been arrested and charged for effecting discipline in the classroom. But when May tried to do the same thing with her teenage daughter, she was charged with misdemeanor theft.

Kavanaugh: Overwhelming Evidence of Mistaken Identity

by Mish Shedlock, The Maven:

The following bullet point comments and images are from Ed Whelan, @EdWhelanEPPC.

Comments and Images Assembled in Order Posted

Okay, I’ll begin laying out some information concerning Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Judge Kavanaugh.
Dr. Ford may well have been the victim of a severe sexual assault by someone 36 years ago. Her allegations are so vague as to such basic matters as when and where that it is impossible for Judge Kavanaugh to *prove* his innocence.

Not ‘in Tatters’: Why the West Has Failed to Destroy Russia’s Economy

by Eric Zuesse, Strategic Culture:

Despite Barack Obama’s economic sanctions against Russia, and the plunge in oil prices that King Saud agreed to with Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry on 11 September 2014, the economic damages that the US and Sauds have aimed against a particular oil-and-gas giant, Russia, have hit mostly elsewhere — at least till now.

This has been happening while simultaneously Obama’s violent February 2014 coup overthrowing Ukraine’s democratically elected pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych (and the head of the ‘private CIA’ firm Stratfor calls it “the most blatant coup in history”) has caused Ukraine’s economy to plunge even further than Russia’s, and corruption in Ukraine to soar even higher than it was before America’s overthrow of that country’s final freely elected nationwide government, so that Ukraine’s economy has actually been harmed far more than Russia’s was by Obama’s coup in Ukraine and Obama’s subsequent economic sanctions against Russia (sanctions that are based on clear and demonstrable Obama lies but that continue and even get worse under Trump).



by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:

Pope Francis has acknowledged that his reputation pales a bit compared to St. John Paul II — at least as far as Poles are concerned.

Pope Francis made a very interesting ‘joke’ today while in Poland meeting and greeting his worshippers. He was talking with a famous photographer who had done a book on Pope John Paul II, and he made an incredible comparison between himself and John Paul.

“For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” Isaiah 14:13,14 (KJV)

As A Woman I Am Infuriated By What The Liberal Lynch Mobs Are Doing To Judge Brett Kavanaugh And His Family – Death Threats Against Kavanaugh Family Being Investigated


by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

As an American citizen I was appalled while watching the liberal antics during the Senate Judiciary Committees Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings to become a Supreme Court Justice. The constant rude and obnoxious interruptions, the posturing, and that was just from the Democrat Senators sitting on the committee.

As an observer of the entire multi-day hearings I was astounded at the sheer disrespect for the Senate committee, and Judge Kavanaugh, by the heckling protesters, screaming in the middle of the chamber, lying down on the floor like a child when being escorted out for the disruption, then having to be dragged on the ground simply to remove them.

Three Witnesses Described by Kavanaugh Accuser Do Not Support Her Claims….

by Sundance, Conservative Treehouse:

Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford has stated three witnesses were present at the mysterious high school party where she claims supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her approximately 36 years ago.

The claimed witnesses were: (1) Mrs. Leland Ingham Keyser, (2) Mr. Mark Judge, and (3) Mr. Patrick “PJ” Smyth.

Apple Will Start Tracking Your Calls & Emails To Assign You A ‘Trust Score’

by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution:

  • The Facts:Apple iPhone users will now have their data on phones calls, texts and emails track by Apple so they can be given a ‘trust score.’ They claim this data collection will help prevent fraud.
  • Reflect On:Is this not just behavioural and user data collection disguised as ‘trying to protect you?’ Is this data going to be used to sell you more products? Or maybe sold to other companies? Do we have ANY reason to trust Apple?

Radical Leftwing Groups Linked to Soros are Bussing in Protest Mobs for This Week’s Kavanaugh Hearings

by Joe Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

Far-left Protestors are gathering for tomorrow’s Senate Hearings and many are being bussed in to disrupt the event by Soros sponsored entities!

Paul Sperry is reporting that protestors from several radical left-wing groups are being bussed in for the Senate Hearings tomorrow: