Friday, July 19, 2019


by Charles Hurt, NY Post:

A purported pyramid-scheme operator who was run out of Arkansas when Bill Clinton was governor has reinvented himself as the head of an upstate group accused of being a “cult” – and his devotees have pumped thousands into Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s presidential run.

Executives and top associates of the Albany-based NXIVM group – along with their family members – donated $29,900 to Clinton’s presidential campaign, according to federal records.

Uh-Oh, Snopes & AP “Fact Checkers” Abruptly End “Fact Checking” Relationship With Facebook


by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:

It looks like at least two of Facebook’s four self-proclaimed pontificators of what is fact and what is not, Snopes and the Associated Press, have abruptly ended their “fact checking” relationship with the social media giant.

It looks like at least two of Facebook’s four self-proclaimed pontificators of what is fact and what is not, Snopes and the Associated Press, have abruptly ended their “fact checking” relationship with the social media giant.


by Joseph P. Farrell, Giza Death Star:

Before we get to today’s blog topic, I want to extend some remarks of thanks to all of you who’ve been so patient as this never-ending saga of delays never ends. This has played havoc with my ability to schedule anything for almost a year and a half, and hence this month I have not yet scheduled any vidchats nor been able to schedule any interviews. Needless to say, this is not easy to deal with, and I truly appreciate everyone’s patience. I am exhausted and dog tired from constantly getting things ready, and then having the schedule collapse once again. So thank you for understanding and for your patience.  This means, also, that blogs and News and Views are up in the air this week as well, but I will try to keep everyone apprised.  Some components have arrived, which now sit uselessly in big boxes in my living room.

Democrat Presidential Hopeful Wants to Give Everyone $1,000 a Month Free Money

by Mish Shedlock, The Maven:

Democrat Andrew Yang says that if elected he will give everyone btw 18 and 64 $1,000 a month in universal basic income.

20+ arrested, leader fined: Yellow Vest protests open ‘Act 21’ in France (WATCH LIVE)

from RT:

More than a dozen people have been arrested as Yellow Vest protesters flood the streets of French cities, marking the 21st consecutive week of mass demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron and his government.
Some 21 protesters were arrested in Paris on Saturday morning, local media reported, citing police. Eric Drouet, one of the leaders of the Yellow Vests, was fined 135 euro ($150) for violating public protest laws. The ruling was slammed by his lawyer who said that “if Drouet wants to have a cup of coffee at the Champs-Elysees, he has an absolute right to do so.”

Are the Neocons the Greatest Threat to World Peace?

by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; I have heard people say that the Russian sanctions were intended to overthrow Putin. Is it true that the Neocons believe that Russia will collapse and they will then walk in and take control of all their nukes?


Facebook is Trying to Become a Virtual Country, Expert Warns

from The Anti Media:

Facebook has announced a plan to launch a new cryptocurrency named the Libra, adding another layer to its efforts to dominate global communications and business. Backed by huge finance and technology companies including Visa, Spotify, eBay, PayPal and Uber – plus a ready-made user base of 2 billion people around the world – Facebook is positioned to pressure countries and central banks to cooperate with its reinvention of the global financial system.

College Student Went Undercover to Catch Pedophiles and Nabbed a Decorated Cop

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

A college student-turned pedophile hunter, went undercover to catch child predators online and low and behold—he caught a cop.

San Francisco, CA — A 20-year-old college student named Ethan is making headlines this week after he used a Snapchat filter to go undercover and ensnare pedophiles trying to lure children. He was successful and his catch was a San Mateo cop.

Ethan — who is not using his last name out of fear that police may retaliate — told authorities he had a female friend who had been molested as a child. This was the apparent impetus behind his undercover scheme to go online and catch the predators.

Mainstream Media Uses The Anonymous NYT Op-Ed To Reinforce The Precedent Of Unsourced Anti-Trump Fake News

by Jon Hall, Free Market Shooter:

Last week, the New York Times took a “rare step” in publishing an anonymous op-ed from a “senior official in the Trump administration”. Whilst they know who wrote it, they are keeping the lid on their identity because the author’s job “would be jeopardized by… disclosure”:

The Constitution: on Being a Citizen and Person

from BATR:

Governments have a rule they like to enforce. Defining the standards for citizenship is fundamental to the organization of society. The State has emerged as the final arbitrator for disputes, especially conflicts between the ‘person’, and the government. But is any person a citizen? The wording within the U.S. Constitution on this topic is clear and indisputable.

Amendment IV: Section 1 – “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.” From the outset, it should be obvious that persons who were not born and have not completed the naturalization process, are not considered to be a citizen. When arguments are offered up that the Constitution defines a person to include both natural and artificial persons, the courts have departed from the original meaning, and have greatly expanded their interpretation.

So you ask what are the differences among a person, persons and an artificial person or persons?  Well, to our surprise a person is: “in law, an individual or incorporated group having certain legal rights and responsibilities”. A natural person is a human being, while an artificial person is often a corporation. And the artificial version can be either a singular or plural person. Confused yet?

Well that is just the result that the legal system intends. Now the application of these distinctions becomes even more inconsistent. The Fourteenth Amendment has been held to mean that the phrase “no person” in the equal protection clause includes both natural and artificial persons; see 118 U.S. 394, 396. But the same term in the Fifth Amendment’s “privilege against self-incrimination” clause applies to only natural persons. It seems that the corporation does not have the personal privilege because it is an artificial person; see 201 U.S. 43.

Now go back and read again the first sentence of the Fourteenth Amendment, and consider its intent and meaning. Any reasonable ‘person’ will conclude that a citizen is an individual, born or naturalized. Right? What is interesting is that the artificial person or corporation, enjoys the advantage of the equal protection and due process of the government, but does not have the same responsibilities of the individual citizen.

We should not be surprised that the interests of money, influences the meaning of the law. That is basic human nature. But what is significant is how far we have come as a culture, in ignoring the idea of the ‘social contract’ that was central to nineteenth century classical liberalism. There are those who are avid to extend the terminology of ‘person’ to anyone who inhabits our shores. Legal or illegal aliens, fit their definition. Even foreign nationals that reside outside our borders, are deemed to be protected under our Constitution. At what point does the absurdity of the artificial incorporation meet the inclusion of the non-native person?

What is the significance of these rights and protections, that we hold dear; if they defy the meaning of language?  If a foreign national falls under the broadest viewpoint of interpreting the Constitution, why does the unborn not enjoy the same protection because of their inhabitancy within the confines of the womb? Is that border so foreign that it is excluded from the approved list for immigration?

Let’s bring some common sense back into the debate. The reason that governments enshroud citizenship on individuals, is to empower the jurisdiction of their laws over each ‘person’. Protecting rights of individuals, is seldom a consideration, but becomes a necessary inconvenience. For laws to be observed, more than force is required. People must accept the justification, fairness and agree that the codes are valid. When the law is allowed to defy reality, and substitutes inane distortions of meaning, we all suffer as part of the society.

By birth we do not choose our country of origin. That is a decision made by families and offen dictated by circumstances. But we all have the right to seek admission as an applicant to become a citizen of another country. Since the world is organized by governments, it is most difficult to renounce any citizenship, as a practical matter. Therefore, every government decides who they will consider and invite, to become a naturalized citizen. Some may object to this obstacle to free migration, but this is the reality of the modern world.

If the Constitutional status of ‘person’ was broadened to all inhabitants on this planet, our nation would no longer exist as an example for others to admire. So why are the powers that rule, so bent upon self implosion, with the rush to advance amnesty for illegal aliens?

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