Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Here You Go: Example #2034 Of ARMED THUGS

by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:

This pair of thieves — the adults — ought to be in prison.

Right now.

They are stealing from you and I.  They demand to do so at gunpoint.

Trikafta took three decades to develop. Scientists first isolated the genetic defect that causes cystic fibrosis in 1989. Vertex, which developed the treatment, has set a high price tag for Trikafta, at $311,000. But a treatment that can extend life expectancy for cystic fibrosis patients by decades, while also improving the quality of life for my daughter and patients like her, is still worthwhile even at that price.

It’s not $311,000 onceit’s $311,000 per year, forever.

State Takes House Over $8.41 Tax Bill, Sells It for $24,500 and Keeps the Money

by John Vibes, Activist Post:

After former Michigan resident Uri Rafaeli accidentally underpaid his tax bill by a mere $8.41, his home was seized by the local government who then sold the house for $24,500 and kept the money. Rafaeli originally paid $60,000 for the property, but the property was recently estimated to be worth $128,000 by Zillow.

In the state of Michigan, the government is allowed to take a resident’s home and auction it off to the highest bidder if property taxes are unpaid, thanks to a law passed in 1999 called the 123 Act.

A New Kind of Tyranny: The Global State’s War on Those Who Speak Truth to Power

by John W. Whitehead, Rutherford Institute:

“What happens to Julian Assange and to Chelsea Manning is meant to intimidate us, to frighten us into silence. By defending Julian Assange, we defend our most sacred rights. Speak up now or wake up one morning to the silence of a new kind of tyranny. The choice is ours.”—John Pilger, investigative journalist

All of us are in danger.

In an age of prosecutions for thought crimes, pre-crime deterrence programs, and government agencies that operate like organized crime syndicates, there is a new kind of tyranny being imposed on those who dare to expose the crimes of the Deep State, whose reach has gone global.

Michigan Counties Seizing and Reselling Properties With Small Tax Delinquencies

by Michael Tennant, The New American:

Michigan counties are seizing houses over minor property-tax delinquencies and then reselling the properties at a huge profit, but a case before the state’s supreme court may change all that.

According to Reason, under Act 123 of 1999, Michigan’s county treasurers are empowered “to act as the primary agents for handing the foreclosure and auction of properties with unpaid taxes” under an expedited process. Attorneys with the Pacific Legal Foundation, which is representing victimized homeowners in a class-action lawsuit that the Michigan Supreme Court will shortly hear, estimate that since 2002, Michigan counties have taken over 100,000 properties pursuant to Act 123. Private attorney Philip Ellison calculates that over the last six years alone, counties have raked in more than $36 million in surplus equity from properties seized and then auctioned off, often at prices well below market value, under the act.

ABC News anchor admits coordinated cover-up of Jeffrey Epstein rapes by mainstream media; news outlets complicit in repeated child rape crimes

by Mike Adams, Natural News:

A bombshell new video published by Project Veritas reveals ABC News anchor Amy Robach admitting on a hot mic that her network deliberately covered up the mass child rape crimes of Jeffrey Epstein in order to protect Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew.

The video, which YouTube has not yet banned (but probably will soon), shows Robach saying the following:

Robach: “I’ve Had This Story for Three Years… (ABC) Would Not Put It on The Air” says Good Morning America Breaking News Anchor, and 20/20 Co-Anchor Amy Robach. “It Was Unbelievable… We Had – Clinton, We Had Everything…”

FBI & LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL ONLY PROTECT THE RULING CLASS

by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

Left-wing groups are finally figuring out that the FBI and law enforcement are not protecting them any more than they protect right-wing groups.  That’s because the FBI serves the ruling class.  Is the left finally catching on to scam that is the government?

One group is complaining that the FBI is disproportionately targeting left-wing activists, even though they say right-wing extremism poses a far greater threat to national security. Defending Rights & Dissent, a civil liberties left-wing group, cataloged known instances of First Amendment abuses and political surveillance by the FBI since 2010. The organization found that the feds devoted disproportionate resources to spy on left-leaning groups, including Occupy Wall Street, Abolish ICE, and various anti-war movements.

While You Slept, Government Created Internal Passports

by Peter Earle, Activist Post:

The deadline of yet another, and perhaps the most insidious, element of the post-9/11 initiatives (a partial list of which includes the establishment of the Transportation Security Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, and a never-ending international war against a nebulously-defined, noncorporeal enemy, “terror”) is less than one year of coming to fruition. Beginning no later than October 1, 2020, citizens of all US states and territories will be required to have a Real ID compliant card or US passport to board a commercial plane or enter a Federal government facility. Pundits citing the inevitability of what amounts to a national ID card have, regrettably, been vindicated.

Trump must go on the offensive against Big Tech: SEIZE the domains of Google, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to force end to censorship

by Mike Adams, Natural News:

I was speaking with former ambassador and U.S. presidential candidate Alan Keyes yesterday, and he made the crucial point that since government is an extension of the People, politically-motivated censorship of the Peoples’ ability to engage in speech is, in fact, a form of treason against America.

By selectively censoring conservatives and Trump supporters, tech giants like Google, Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, Reddit and YouTube are engaged in criminal treason and must be held accountable for their actions.

Arrest of Gov’t Critic and Journalist Max Blumenthal Signals Escalation in War on Alternative Media

by Alan Macleod, The Unz Review:

The SWAT-style raid on the home of government critic and journalist Max Blumenthal signals a new level of escalation in the US government’s war on dissent.

Max Blumenthal, the editor of independent media outlet The Grayzone, was secretly arrested on October 25 in a “SWAT-style” morning raid on his Washington D.C. home. He was held in D.C. Central Detention Facility for two days incommunicado, without the ability to communicate to the outside world, having been refused a phone call. He claims to have been shackled by his hands and ankles for some time and kept in a series of cages and cells. Blumenthal was arrested on a five-month-old assault charge stemming from an incident that took place during the D.C. Venezuelan Embassy siege.

WATCH: Cops Strap Woman to a Chair, Torture Her with Taser Over Refusing to Sign a Ticket

by Jack Burns, The Free Thought Project:

Boulder, CO — A Boulder County woman got an unfortunate lesson in police brutality recently and the video of it looks like something out of 1930s Germany.  After attempting to exercise her rights not to incriminate herself, she found out the hard way police will not only taser you when you’re in handcuffs, but they’ll taser you when you’re completely restrained.

“It’s Okay To Be White” flyers found at Western Connecticut State University — POLICE INVESTIGATING

by Dean Garrison, DC Clothesline:

This story is a synopsis of everything that is wrong with American in 2019.

Would “It’s Okay To Be Black” flyers be drawing a police investigation at Western Connecticut State?

Color me skeptical.

Police Essentially Ask Federal Court to Let Them Use Excessive Force Even if Suspect is 100% Compliant

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Oklahoma police have asked a federal court to support their claim that citizens who comply with police during an arrest do not have a clearly established right to be free from police brutality. The police’s justification of the use of excessive force, even in the absence of provocation, were made in a motion by City of Muskogee police seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by attorneys for The Rutherford Institute on behalf of Jeriel Edwards, an African-American man who, despite complying police orders during an arrest, was subjected to excessive force and brutality, including being thrown to the ground, tasered, and placed in a chokehold that rendered him unconscious and required his hospitalization for three days.

Financial Blacklisting: PayPal Bans Conservative Street Artist Sabo

by Allum Bokhari, Breitbart:

Conservative street artist Sabo has been banned from PayPal, which will withhold funds from him for six months, according to a post on the artist’s Facebook page. The artist claimed in an email to Breitbart News that Etsy has also blacklisted his online store from its platform.

“PayPal canceled my account with all of my money in it,” wrote Sabo. “They are holding my funds for the next 6 months.”

SWAT Team Blows Up Innocent Man’s Home in Search of Clothing Shoplifter—Deal With It, Says Court

by Jack Burns, The Free Thought Project:

Greenwood Village, CO – A Federal Appeals court has granted police new powers for which they will not be held accountable. They can now completely destroy your home and they will not have to pay for it. That’s what happened to Leo Lech’s home in 2015 after a shoplifter — accused of stealing a shirt — illegally entered his home, forcing Greenwood Village SWAT to go room by room ransacking the place with explosives.

The 19-hour standoff ended with the suspect being taken into custody, but not before the home, as TFTP previously reported, was destroyed. The place looked like it was hit with a bulldozer. None of the windows were intact, and the doors were blown off their hinges. The Lech family’s possessions were completely destroyed, left in tatters after the SWAT team showed no concern for the home nor its belongings. According to the DailyMail:

Big Brother is Watching… Your Firearms?

by DarkStar, DC Clothesline:

In a realization that is quickly moving across the internet, people are learning that companies like Google and Facebook, are cataloging firearms serial numbers.

Recently, enterprising people have typed in serial numbers for their firearms and accessories, and are then presented with images of their own personal weapons, in a Google search.