Do Your Research? Why? Research Is Overrated.

“Do your research?” seems to be the latest fashion on internet comment threads for trying to undermine sombody’s contribution without actually being able to write a rebuttal or construct an argument challenging what they have offered. It has replaced “Do the math,” or the rather silly “Do the science,” but like them only shows the person using it is sadly deficient in rhetorical skills.

I came across an article today which employed the “do your research” technique without actually using thise words. It was about the appointment to the US Supreme Court of Justice Kavanaugh, and the attempt to block his elevation by a woman named Christine Blasey Ford, who accused the judge of sexually assaulting her over 30 years ago at a student drinking party. Blasey Ford could not remember the date or location of the alleged offence, nor could she produce any witnesses to back her allegation, in fact those she named as witnesses denied any knowledge of an offence having taken place. As the US Supreme Court is not important to us in Britain this story serves as an illustration of how people on the internet, on TV and Radio news and in the newspapers try to manipulate opinion.

In an article titled “Ford Wins Credibility Battle but Not The War” the author argues that tratification of Kavanaugh’s appointment should have been blocked because Blasey Ford was a more credible witness. Using the usual liberal / left wing trick of stating his opinion as if it is an uncentastable fact he cited Kavanaugh’s answers to three questions put to him by senator Joe Kennedy (yeas one of The Kennedy’s but not one of The Dead Kennedys,)

The three questions and Kavanaugh’s answers were:

Kennedy asked Kavanaugh to swear before God and country to a series of questions he was about to ask him.

Kavanaugh agreed to do so.

First, Kennedy asked Kavanaugh if he had sexually assaulted Ford. Kavanaugh responded with what he perceived to be evidence that he did not do it. It was a Democratic conspiracy to destroy his reputation.

Next Kavanaugh was asked if he had violated Ms. Ramirez. He answered with more of what he considered proof that he did not do it. Again, it was an allegation orchestrated by the Democrats.

Third, he was asked if he had exposed his penis to a third woman. Again, Kavanaugh offered what he considered evidence that he did not do this act. Namely, it was a conspiracy made up by a porn actress’s lawyer.

The problem with Kavanaugh’s answers to Sen. Kennedy is that a truthful answer would have been a simple yes or no.

Had Kavanaugh looked Kennedy in the eyes and answered no, I would have graded him as equally credible or more credible than Ford. He did not. I believe Dr. Ford and not Judge Kavanaugh.

How does this relate to “Do your research?”

What the writer is asking us to do here is believe his version of the exchange instead of doing our research. Kennedy’s questions, taken out of context and without reference to what had been said previously still do not lead an unbiased person to concur with the author’s opinion. In fact Kavanaugh had already denied the allegations many times, and in rhetorical terms he is refusing here to dignify the most lurid version of Blasey Ford’s accusation with a denial. It is moot to suggest Kavanaugh failed to provide proof that he did not perpetrate the acts he is accused of, in legal terms it is impossible to prove a negative and therefore the burden of proof rests on the accuser.

Christine Blasey Ford, a Democratic Party activist, a vociferous critic of Donald Trump (who appointed Kavanaugh to the supreme court, an appointment that was seen as hugely damaging to the Democratic Party, and a feminist, did not report the assault at the time it is alleged to have taken place, or mention it for thirty years as Kavanaugh rose through the ranks of the US judicial system to its pinnacle. That in itself, and the timing of her accusation should arouse suspicion about her credibility. But to liberals, interested only in disrupting the Trump presidency it doesn’t.

And had the author done his research, he would have known that Blasey Ford, far from being the credible adversary in this case, was, according to classmates, not the shy ingenue she and her supporters claimed but an enthusiastic party girl and something of a raver. In fact the college yearbook for that year makes an oblique reference to her reputation. So while it is likely that someone did once push their genitals in her face at a party, it is also understandable that she might have trouble remembering who and at what party.

Such cheap tricks are how politics is played now. If only people who say (or imply,) “Do your research,” would first do their research.

 

 

 

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Trump’s wall And The Logic Of Border Controls

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

News across the pond is dominated by Trump’s wall at the moment, the president’s bid to male goo another of his campaign promises in the face of obstruction from The Democrats and an all out propaganda assault from mainstream media, totally blanking factual reports of progress on the wall along the border with Mexico, and focusing on the human cost to wannabe illegal immigrants of denying them access to the USA, rather than on the other role the wall will play, of stopping, or at least slowing the flow of illegal drugs, weapons, human trafficking and fugitives from justice across a border that currently is so poorly policed it might as well not exist.
This may seem to have little to do with UK news, but read the piece below and the linked item from the Daily Wire, and think not of the human cost of controlling immigration, but of the human cost to your neighbours, colleagues and community members of NOT controlling borders.

from Minds.com, written by:
 Yotivationnation

Ya know it drives me crazy when people say “The vast majority of the drugs that he (Trump) alludes to, including heroin, are increasingly caught at the legal ports of entry, which would be unaffected by the construction of additional physical barriers. Critics routinely point to drug tunnels as a sign that walls don’t work.”

Let’s put our thinking caps on for a minute. Alright we Build the Wall…and Now the Only entry is AT the Ports…Where People are Supposed to come through…It Insures we document and vet everyone…Nobody gets in without approval first… The Drugs already coming through the ports…That’s Right…Our Guys (and Gals) are Good and they get a lot of the drugs before they hit our streets…

But How many people are coming across the border with their Drugs Weapons and Children (Sex Slaves)…without being detected… Here is the Answer…We Don’t Know…Ya know why we don’t know…They didn’t come through a port of entry…They did not go through a process…We don’t know who they are…we don’t know how many there are…we don’t know where they are going…and we don’t know their intentions for being here…and we don’t know their state of health and well-being.

If we had a Wall…There would be no other choice…They MUST go through the Ports of Entry…All would be Funneled through…Everyone Vetted and Accounted For… So tell me again How Walls Don’t work… As for the Tunnels…Since our Border Patrol will be much more able to Contain and Control Illegal crossings due to being forced to come through Legally…

They will be able to take relief from fence Jumpers BECAUSE of the Wall…and They will then be able to Distribute More time and Resources to Finding these Tunnels and Closing Down their Illegal Actions… A Wall Makes Logical Sense…A Wall Will Work…Rather than futally plugging Holes in the Dam…A Wall is a Solution that Changes Everything…and that is the actual problem…When you make your money illegally…doing illegal things illegal ways…

They are the ones affected by this…They are the ones we Ought to be Targeting…and since the Dirty Deep State does everything illegally…That is Why they cannot have this wall…because it affects Them…Not Us…Them… Why wouldn’t we want to Control our Expenses…Why wouldn’t we want to Change the Illegal Immigration Laws…So they are no longer Rewarded for Breaking the Law…That makes No Sense…It only encourages More of it…How much do we spend annually on Illegals…Why…It is Criminal and we Do Not Pay Criminals for Breaking the Law…

We Jail them… We could then use all of that money that we would now be saving from supporting Illegals…To Giving it to out American Vets and Homeless Families…These are the People we should be Taking Care of First…It is Immoral Not to…That is what is Immoral… Will a Wall Catch them All…Maybe Not…But it Surely would put the Scales in our Favor instead…Build That Wall and Build it Tall…

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A Few Hours From Where Acosta Said There’s No Crisis: 21 Bodies, Some Burned, Found In Mexican Border Town

On the same day that CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta posted his report from McAllen, Texas assuring Americans that there wasn’t “anything resembling a national emergency situation,” at least not there, very different reports were coming out of a Mexican border town just a few hours

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Prominent Hedge Fund Manager Sees Dollar Losing Reserve Currency Status

While the liberal democracies, having allowed Cultural Marxists to infiltrate government at every level and implement socially and economically disruptive policies Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater, the world’s biggest Hedge Fund believes now is a good time to reflect on China’s progress towards its goal of replacing the USA as the world’s most powerful nation.

China’s growth as the size if its economy closes rapidly on that of the USA, speaks for itself, but Dalio adds:

“To have such rates of improvements in so many areas and for so many people has made it the greatest economic miracle ever.”

 

And from what Dalio has seen, he believes that the very impressive results that the Chinese leadership and the Chinese people produced came about primarily because of the powerful combination of a) China’s opening up and reforming following an extended period of isolation that led to a fast catching up (especially in the coastal regions of China) with the advanced developed world, and b) the power of the Chinese culture and it’s related ways of operating.

Crucially, Dalio points out that, if you haven’t spent time in China, you need to get any stereotypes you might have out of your mind because it’s not how it was. This is not your father’s communism. It is “socialism with Chinese characteristics” that has been significantly and very effectively reformed, which has made it much more vital, creative, and economically free.

Dalio’s ‘romantic’ view of a paternal China is definitely not the mainstream narrative:

“From my experiences and from what I am told by Chinese who should know, I believe Chinese leadership seeks to run the country the way they believe a good family should be run, from the top down, maintaining high standards of behavior, putting the collective interest ahead of any individual interest, with each member knowing their place and having filial respect for those in the hierarchy so the system works in an orderly way. One of China’s leaders who explained this concept to me told that the word “country” consists of two characters, state and family, which influences how they view their role in looking after their state/family.

One might say that the Chinese government is paternal. For example, it regulates what types of video games are watched by children and how many hours a day they play them. As a broad generalization, when the interest of the country (like the family) is at odds with the interest of the individual, the interest of the country (like the interest of the family) should be favored over the interest of the individual. Individuals are parts of a greater machine. As a result of this perspective, the system seeks to develop, promote and reward good character and good citizenship. For example it gives people a social credit score that rates the quality of their citizenship. And each person is expected to view themselves as parts of the greater whole.

This management from the top down includes visualizing what China 5, 10 and 20 years in the future should be like and then making and managing detailed multiyear plans to build out that vision, with the goal being to make China as great as it can be. China is run more like a giant company with many subsidiaries, some within the government’s direct control and some within its indirect control.

But, as the fund manager notes, while Chinese culture has been evolving, it has at its most fundamental level been operating in similar ways for many hundreds or even thousands of years and the results of operating that way are knowable in an approximate way.

I have recently been researching the rise and fall of reserve currencies, which led me to study the rises and declines of the world’s most powerful countries. That led my research team and me to put together the following indices of the relative powers of leading countries since 1500. These indices are a combination of six sub-indices that measure six different types of power:

1) innovation & competitiveness,

2) domestic output,

3) share of world trade,

4) financial-center size and power,

5) military strength, and

6) reserve-currency status.

…and they show when different countries reached their peaks relative to the rest of the world.”

And to support his position he has put together an impressive set of statistics showing how global and regional powers from Portugal in the west and China in the east, in the late medieval era, rose to economic dominance in the west, and how as Portugal declined to be replaced by Spain, then France, then The British Empire and finally the USA all rose to dominate while they had a stable culture and strong values, and all declined when political factors undermined that cultural stability and government started to medle in private affairs.

China on the other hand, dominated in the east from around 1200 to 1900 CE only being challenged by the British and the Japanese in India from the mid nineteenth century. China’s social system had stagnated through isolation, while Jaoan’s had been revitalised by contact forst with Portuguese and Dutch traders and then US government and business interests.

After the communists took over China’s still stagnant society the nation became even more isolated until the idealist Mao Tse Tung was replaced by equally totalitarian but more pragmatic leaders who opened up the country economically and allowed individualism and enterprise to flourish. The reformed communist party opened up the economy but maintained the cultural stability based on family, community and tradition.

And judging by Dalio’s take on American culture, it is clear where he thinks this is going…

“Most fundamentally, the US is a country in which individuals, individualism, and individual property rights are perceived to be of paramount importance it is directed from the bottom up (e.g., through “one man, one vote” democracies that empower people to choose their leaders), being revolutionary is considered a good thing, and conflict is valued more than harmony.

Rather than respecting top down control most American have a strong preference to keep government from interfering with their most individual choices. Character development is a personal or family issue, not a government issue (which leaves it largely neglected in areas with broken families, especially if they’re poor).

Rather than there being a long-term top down vision for the country and a plan to achieve that vision, in the capitalist and democratic system such directions are more bottom up determined based on commercial and popularity considerations.”

Thus Dalio comes to the conclusion that as the USA continues to fragment socially it’s economic decline will also continue, while the Chinese, bound by their strong and stable culture, will continue to forge ahead, with the inevitable result that the US$ will lose its reserve currency status, something which is already happening as we have reported HERE. Of course, the world’s largest hedge fund manager avoids directly slamming America’s ‘dream’ or supporting China’s central planners:

“I’m not saying which system is better. Each culture/system has its pros and cons that I’m not going to get into now.

I believe that the important thing to know are that while there will be trade wars and trade truces they aren’t the most important things. ”

So, in summary, “it’s not the economy, it’s the culture stupid!”

The Demise Of Dollar Hegemony: Russia Breaks Wall Streets’s Oil-Price Monopoly

Significant moves in the global chess game have just rendered the huffing and puffing of warmonger Obama meaningless and will break Wall Street’s monopoly in controlling oil markets. The move is part of Vladimir Putin’s long-term strategy of decoupling Russia’s economy and especially its very significant export of oil, from the US dollar, in effect …

Naked Bankers Go For Gold

… That gold sale in 2013 was a naked short. The seller had no gold to sell. COMEX reported having gold only equal to about half of the short sale in its vaults, and not all of that was available for delivery (quite a lot of it belonged to the german government) In effect the naked shorting of gold could only work because really the right hand was selling to the left hand.

The Demise Of Dollar Hegemony: Russia Breaks Wall Streets’s Oil-Price Monopoly
In a move that went almost completely unreported in mainstream media, Russia has recently opened a market for the trading of physical and ‘paper’ oil (futures) in Moscow in Roubles. This is the most blatant challenge yet to the domination of the US dollar in world trade.

China launches global yuan payment system
China’s Central Bank has started a global payment system which provides cross-border transactions in yuan. The China International Payment System (CIPS) intends to internationalize the yuan and challenge the US dollar’s dominance.

EU and US talk of war with Russia

The European People’s Party (EPP) is the largest political group in the European Parliament, and they are unerringly supportive of America’s efforts to start a war with Russia. “The time of talk and persuasion with Russia is over,” MEP and Vice-President of the EPP told a meeting on Tuesday, 21 April, “Now it’s time for a tough policy, and concentration on defence and security …”

This Is Why The US Just Lost Its Superpower Status According To Larry Summers

As more and more countries flock to join the Chinese led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank after Britain, France Australia, India and other traditional US allies defied Washington to associate themselves with China’s initiative, conservative economic pundit Larry Summers once a contender for the chairmanship of the Federal Reserve delivered a sharp rebuke …

The True Debt Disaster America Faces – Only A Fraction Of Government Debt Is Known To The Public

Politicians and the media talk about the $17 trillion debt the US Government owes to creditors. They are lying, the $17 trillion is a fraction of what america owes. The real figure is $200 trillon. And Obama’s loonytoons economics are driving that up at an accelerating rate.

U.S. versus Russia War: Top Russian Politics Scolar Stephen Cohen Tells The Truth

We have been blogging for four years about the US drive for war, provocation of Russia in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and elsewhere made it obvious. But I’m just a news junkie with a strong sense of curiosity and have wondered why the US seems set on this course. Good to see experts like Stephen Cohen, a prominent expert on, Russia are coming onside.

Does It matter If The Dollar Is Replaced?

“Without delving too deeply into Austrian economic and capital theory, just let me point out that money printing disrupts the structure of production by fraudulently changing the “price discovery process” of capitalism. Capital is allocated to projects that will never be profitably completed. Bubbles get created and collapse and businesses are suddenly damaged en mass, thus, destroying wealth. (Zero Hedge)”

What the BRICS plus Germany are really up to in the Currency Wars?

The move led by Russia and China to dump the Petrodollar has escalated into a currency war, not the kind of war we assciate Obama with but give him time. Some wars as in Ukraine, by proxy are not going so well. Others, like the one against Islamic State aka ISIS aka ISIL in the middle east are going worse. Disintegration of The American Economic Empire is manifesting itself in moves by wannabe global players towards creating a multipolar world …

 

Russia Just Sent out a Message NATO Should Better Listen To

The key paragraph from the latest official Russian naval doctrine is that Putin and his military advisers have sent a clear message that NATO encroachment is unacceptable. To be honest, there is nothing earth shattering in this, The Daily Stirrer and many other alternative media news and analysis sites have been warning for about two years that Obama’s foreign policy was making conflict inevitable.

De – dollarization Moves Ahead – Once Again We Told You So,

What Putin Wants

China Warns U.S. to Stop Its Ukrainian Proxy War Against Russia

The World Rejects USA Attempt To Manipulate Venezuela

India’s Ruling BJP Party Crushed In Regional Poll

Another Conspiracy Theory Becomes Fact: Oil Collapse Is All About Obama’s Proxy War With Russia.

G77 Nations vow to destroy petrodollar and America’s New World Order

American Dollar Dumped

Iran’s Oil and the US Dollar

EU To Reduce Dependence On US Dollar As Sanctions Hit Trade With Iran

Source: https://eaworldview.com/

Plans to reduce European Union dependence on the US dollar have been rumoured for a while now, as China’s alternative to the Petrodollar continues to gain strength. The EU is not signing up to the move by Russia, China and the other BRICS bloc nations to replace the dollar but are thinking involvement with the emerging economies bid to break US economic hegemony will improve the 27 member Union’s ability to run an independent foreign policy without having to fear US bullying through sanctions for opposing Washinton’s attempts to dominate global political and economic events. The EU plan was unveiled on Wednesday by the European commission.

The proposal has gained support among European Union member states as companies in EU countries have felt presured to withdraw investments from Iran by the threat of punitive secondary sanctions from the US for any nation which permits its citizens or business community to trade with the Shi’ite Muslim theocracy.

The EU, unlike the US, wants to maintain the nuclear deal with Iran signed in 2015, but needs to deliver on its side of the bargain by increasing trade with Tehran. Less likely to be discussed in mainstream media is that European arms manufacturers, particularly those in Britain, Germany, France and, surprisingly perhaps, Sweden, will benefit greatly from a new arms race if they are in a position to supply both sides.

Iranian rulers are becoming impatient as the EU strives to create a financial mechanism to shield European exporters and importers from the effects of US sanctions on corporations, banks and individuals that continue to trade with Iran. US secondary sanctions can be applied on any European firm with links to the US market. I find this rather surprising as back in the 1960s when I studied economics, it was common knowledge that jurisdictions with lax trade regulation regimes like Panama or The Bahamas could be used to obfuscate paper trails and evade sanctions, tariffs and taxes.

The commission is perhaps reluctant to use Gibraltar’s port facilities for trans — shipping goods bound eventually for Iran because of the uncertain position of The Rock post Brexit. Instead Brussels is focusing on increasing the use of the euro in energy markets by creating a financial vehicle to facilitate settlement of oil contracts in the single currency, thus bypassing sanctions by avoiding any dollar transactions. Along with other such bilateral agreement systems, the plan is part of a longer-term move to “de-dollarise” the world economy.

Measures included in the EU policy involve using the euro as default currency in energy contracts agreed between EU member states and non-EU countries, as well as the creation of euro-denominated price benchmarks for crude oil. The EU is one of the world’s largest energy importers.

The commission press release also suggests the EU must develop “a full range of trustworthy interest rate benchmarks” in and a fully integrated instant payment system acceptable in all financial markets. The bloc will also seek to develop the role of the euro in foreign exchange markets.

In launching the long-term plan, EU economic affairs commissioner, Pierre Moscovici, said: “A wider use of the euro in the global economy yields important potential for better protecting European citizens and companies against external shocks and making the international finance and monetary system more resilient.”

The commissioner added these plans came “at a time where the recent global trends, the emergence of new economic powers along with the development of new technologies are supporting a potential shift towards a more diversified and multipolar system of several global currencies”.

Responding to the EU announcement an Iranian official said:
“Based on the news I recently received and was confirmed by a European commissioner, from now on, the EU is going to ditch the US dollar and just use the euro in the financial transactions of all European oil deals with other countries,” said Iran’s nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said the amount of these transactions is more than €300 billion. “Previously, the EU used to pay 85 percent of the money for the oil it purchased from other countries in US dollars, but now with this new mechanism, all the money will be paid in euros,” he said.

Once the mechanism takes effect, the US dollar will be isolated as a global currency, and the US will no longer be able to use dollars in the current dominating way, Salehi added.

His comments came one day after the EU commission presented its plan to reduce the dollar’s overwhelming dominance of the global economy and to strengthen the role of the euro, particularly for energy transactions. There will be a lnee jerk reaction from the left of US politics, to blame Donald Trump for this development, the EU have already accused the Trump Administration of weaponising the reserve currency, although that is unfair because the US has used its position as holder of the reserve currency as a political weapon since the 1960s. In fact the move towards de-dolarisation, led by China, Russia and Iran, has been going on for some years now, the initial moves having been made early in the Obama era, though even before Obama took office there was widespread dissatisfaction with the way the USA used dollar dominance to influence political developments outside its borders. It has alredy attracted many trading partners, perhaps US economic belligerence is an attempt to combat this. If so it is the wrong approach.

European capitals have become increasingly frustrated with the global dominance of the dollar as a reserve currency, which hands the United States unparalleled diplomatic and economic power in a globalized world. This hostility was exacerbated when economic sanctions imposed on Russia after it’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Many European nations were hit harder by those sanctions than Russia.

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The left’s identity politics falls apart ahead of US Midterm elections

As the US 2018 midterm elections loom ever larger on the horizon it is clear the US electorate has never been more implacably polarised, while the smearing, lying, backstabbing and name calling have never been more blatant. The Democrats know there is not only control of the Senate and House of Representatives at stake, but the outcome will have a huge influence on the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election when Donald Trump will seek a second term. Win control of both houses, the Democrats will be able to effectively hamstring Trump’s presidency, win only the House of Representatives and they will be able to make life difficilt for his administration. Six months ago it looked as though The Democrats could gain control of both houses but since then they have been determined to show they can repeat hillary clinton’s trick of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

The failed attempt to derail the conformation of Supreme Court nomineee Brett Kavanaugh by smearing him with an unsubstantiated accusation of a sexual misdemeanour which allegedly took place 35 years ago and was witnesses by nobody (not even the victim apparently, given her inability to remember accurately and details of the when and where,) seriously backfired on the party. This was followed by the debacle over claims made by 2020 presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, who in a bid to gain support from minorities said she is a member of the Chreokee nation. Unfortunately Ms. Warren, whose claim dates back to her 2012 senatorial campaign, was pressured into taking a DNA test, and proved to be ten generations away from any Cherokee ansector.

The left’s assumption is that women and minorities Democrats because they perceive supporting the party’s liberal stance as being in their best interest while major cultural events back up that view. This is not entirely true, the Republicans have done as much on civil rights, while before World War 2 The Democrats were the part of slavery and segregation in the southern states , (it’s all documented.) Over the course of the past two weeks, since the conformation of Justice Kavanaugh, and the discrediting of ‘Fauxoontas’ Warren as Trump calls her, the left’s strategy of identity politics as a way to divide and conquer American voters has not only failed catastrophically, it’s backfired.

We saw this play out first with the fight to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The narrative, created by the left and repeated by allies in the media, quickly became about women. Without distinction, it was declared that all women were on the side of Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.

This was not true and it refelcts badly on The Democrats and feminism the assumption that ‘all women’ hold the opinion the liberal narrative on mainstream media assigns them can even be made. Hundreds of women who knew Kavanaugh came out publicly in his defense, saying that he had always behaved properly in female company. Scores of women wearing “I Stand With Brett” and “Women For Kavanaugh” T-shirts gathered on Capitol Hill to show their support for his nomination. Thousands tweeted #HimToo as a way to show support for due process and evidence to back accusations.

After years of pussy hats, #MeToo, college kangaroo courts and entirely spurious gay and trans rights cases, plus some particularly nasty outbreaks of fascist style street violence people don’t buy the liberal message about a right wing ‘war on women,’ the ‘rape culture’ or the need to ‘exterminate white heterosexual males.” These crude scare tactics are repeated at left wing events and rallies designed to grab the votes of women and ethnic / sexual minorities. But Democrats are making a huge miscalculation.

Conservatives are furious at the people purporting to speak for women, furious that what should have been an ordinary parsing of evidence (what little there is after 36 years) was turned into a Kabuki theater campaign ad for the Democratic Party, stressing their trope that the GOP is conducting a so-called war on women,” Stephanie Gutmann wrote in an op-ed for USA Today.

More importantly, this facile assumption that ‘all women’ supported #MeToo because ‘all women’ have faced sexual harassment from every man they meet, that ethnic minorities are constantly beaten down by ‘white racism’ or ‘white privilege’ and that gays are universal victims (when most have good careers and are accepted by most people, has encouraged conservatives to get ready to head to the polls and vote against Democratic Party candidates.

According to a survey conducted by NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Polls, enthusiasm among Republican women jumped 12 percent since Kavanaugh was announced in July and that was further solidified during and after his confirmation.

Shortly after Kavanaugh was officially sworn in as a justice, President Trump held a meeting at the White House with rapper and cultural icon Kanye West.

With the cameras rolling, West lavished Trump with praise, talked about prison reform and explained why he loves what the president is doing. “He can speak for me any time he wants,” Trump said from the Oval Office. “He’s a smart cookie. He gets it.”

It was yet another cultural moment that derailed the left’s talking points: African-Americans are Democrats and could never align themselves with a Republican president has been the assumprion for several decades. The meeting was shocked many liberals, particularly those easily triggered snowflakes, the university students and spun many into a panic of egregious and racist insults.

“Kanye West is what happens when negroes don’t read,” CNN commentator Bakari Sellers said on Don Lemon’s show.

Since West showed support for Trump’s policies earlier this year, the president’s approval among African-American voters has been on the rise.

In a desperate attempt to somehow fit into the left’s narrative on race, the Warren fiasco further alienated minorities Complete with a video and extensive campaign website, the data shows she might be 1/1,024th Native American.

The fallout was swift and painful.

“A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America,” Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. released in a statement. “Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. … Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.”

Warren’s cultural and victim status appropriation not only further hampered her reputation, but threw a bomb into the waning “blue wave” just three weeks ahead of the midterms.

“Argue the substance all you want, but why 22 days before a crucial election where we MUST win house and senate to save America, why did @SenWarren have to do her announcement now? Why can’t Dems ever stay focused???” tweeted Jim Messina, former President Obama’s 2012 campaign manager.

The Democrats obsession with skin color and gender, and their fondness for Islam while they simultaneously denounce Christianity and are positively anti – Semitic (as are their fellowe travellers the UK Labour Party,) is as a strategy, falling apart and recent events show why. Nov. 6 is just around the corner and the battle lines for presidential votes are already being drawn. For Democrats, those lines are being crossed as women and minorities vote on interest, not on identity politics.

America’s Liberal Left Enforcing The Fascist Ideals They Preach Staunchly Against?

Last week,White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was kicked out of a Red Hen restaurant in Virginia because the owner, a pussy hat wearing liberal feminist, did not want to serve anyone who worked for the Trump administration. In a separate incident Protesters swarmed around Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s home on Friday. Florida’s Attorney General was confronted and heckled at a showing … Continue reading 

 
 

Weinstein scandal: What it tells us about celebs, American politics & Hollywood

The Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal which has rocked the Hollywood establishment and shocked America to its core, according to mainstream media should not have surprised anyone (if fact much of the shock and horror being expressed is typical Hollywood liberal hypocrisy.) And now the story has broken, it seems that as well as a … Continue reading  

 

Google Vs. Trump: “The Good Censor” On Collision Course With The Patriot President

Authored by ‘Washington Watcher’ via VDare.com, The leaked internal Google briefing “The Good Censor” [PDF] has received suspiciously little attention from the Main Stream Media, but it represents the crassest statement yet of the Tech oligopolies’ intention to impose Silicon Valley Political Correctness on the U.S. As American Thinker Editor Thomas Lifson puts it: “I congratulate Breitbart.com for the … Continue reading  

 

Top FBI Attorney Provided ‘Explosive’ Testimony Regarding Trump-Russia Probe

On a day that saw the latest nonsensical claims from the UK government about Russian government culpability for the Skripal assassination attempt back in March, we came across a story which shows how the other great “It’s The Russians fabricated narrative is falling apart. While NATO governments were getting their knickers in a right old … Continue reading

How US Department Of Homeland Security Created Fake News On Russia Hacking US Election
The narrative of Russian intelligence interfering with the outcome of U.S. elections has achieved near-universal acceptance among media and political organisations. But the real story behind that narrative reveals that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created an account of events that was designed to spread false information and cause fear and panic.

The Deep State Is Real..& They Don’t Like Trump’s Disruption
In his new book titled “The Deep State: How an army of bureaucrats protected Barack Obama and is working to destroy Donald Trump,” Jason Chaffetz alleges that the deep state is very real. His book, which is set to be published on September 18, details the lengths the intelligence community is going to in an attempt to undermine Trump.

How Can US / NATO Claim Info From Syrian Rebels Is Reliable?
The problem with the latest attempt to justify intervention by the USA and its allies France and the UK has things in common with previous illegal weapons incidents in Syria for which no evidence of the involvement of Russia or President Assad’s government was found, and one in particular in which the culprits were identified…

China and Russia Move To Outflank Washington Hawks, Avert War In Asia
Events in recent days have given everybody in the world cause for concern. First it was revealed that renegade state North Korea how has nuclear capability to attack American interests in the Pacific and possible even targets on the US mainland. Then the war of words between the North Koreans and Washington took a nasty turn, opened up the throttle and seemed to be hurtling towards all out war.

Oprah Winfrey, Praised As A Feminist Icon, Exposed As A Fraud Within Twenty Four Hours


Tanya Gold, writing about The Golden Globes awards, praised the acceptance speech given by Oprah Winfrey who was given a lifetime achievement award presumably for fronting a television freak show, and commented on the ridiculous calls from other ‘liberals’ in hollywood and Washington for Oprah to run against Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential Election.


Coming To A Town Near You: Expert Warns That No-Go Zones Are Growing In America

Nothing illustrated the failure of Europe’s open doors immigration policies more than the notorious “no-go zones” that have sprung up in Muslim dominated areas of many European cities. For decades the West has opened its borders to people who don’t share their values, and the West has utterly failed to encourage these people to assimilate. The lack of assimilation has reached a degree that many of these populations have become resentful of their mediocre status in society, and have actually become more insular.


‘Unacceptable’: China slams Trump’s threat to end commerce with N. Korea’s trade partners

Russia Today reports:
China has warned that Donald Trump’s threat to cut off trade with countries that deal with Pyongyang would be “unacceptable” and “unfair” to Beijing. It also stressed that Beijing cannot be the sole player in resolving the North Korean crisis.


Trump blocks Sale Of US Tech Company To China

President Trump has reportedly blocked the attempted acquisitions of a US technology company by a Chinese firm. while his opponents accuse him of breaking election promises and betraying votes, although they offer little evidence to support their claims, the increasingly tough policy against China’s acquisition of US companies continues, despite the firing of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who supported Trmp’s “economic nationalism.”

“Hopelessly Compromised”: Judiciary Member Calls For Mueller’s Resignation Over Uranium One Scandal
Earlier this morning (November 4) House Judiciary Committee representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) submitted a resolution calling for Robert Mueller to resign as special counsel overseeing the FBI investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government saying that the former FBI director is “hopelessly compromised” as a result of his failed oversight of the controversial Uranium One transaction …

It’s the breaking news we all knew about over a year ago, the Democratic Party Primaries were as bent as a fisherman’s hook. This blog and most other unaligned news websites in New Media reported last year, supplying irrefutable proof it must be said, that the Democratic Party pirmaries which secured the nomination for Hillary Clinton were rigged.

Soros: The European Union Is Now In An “Existential Crisis” And Trump’s America Is A “Hostile Power”
June 1, 2017:

Speaking about the state of the European project in the wake of Brexit and the continuing advance of nationalism in EU member states, billionaire glabalist George Soros warned the European Union has plunged into an existential crisis as a result of “dysfunctional” institutions and undemocratic decisions imposed on members, and will require the bloc to …

“Watershed Moment” In US – EU Relations, Merkel Says Europe Can No Longer Rely On America
Only hours after Donald Trump infuriated Angela Merkel and the rest of his G-7 peers by refusing to endorse the Paris climate treaty, the US President has done it again. Hausfrau Volksfuhrer Merkel has now decided Europe can no longer rely on the USA to commit military support to EU nations that do not pay … Continue reading

You’ll be surprised to learn everybody in America does not hate Trump
Read most UK mainstream newspapers or listen to BBC, Sky or ITN television news and you could easily go away with the impression that everybody in America hates Donald Trump. A moment’s thought would inform you that is nothing more than propaganda from the fake news industry of course, only three months ago Trump was … Continue reading

Is World War Three Really Kicking Off This Time?

The airstrikes by a US led coalition that killed many Syrian soldiers fighting for the legitimate government of Bashar al Assad against the terrorist forces of ISIS has raised the level of hostile rhetoric between the USA / NATO coalition and the Russia / China / Iran alliance. The likelihood of war seemed to have receded through the summer, after it seemed possible early this year, that one stray shell or bullet could spread the war beyond the middle east.
Is World War Three Really Kicking Off This Time?

If This Does Not Disqualify Hillary For The Presidency, It’s Hard To Know What Will

Even the conservative Wall Street Journal is waking up to the massive deception that is being perpetrated on voters by the American political establishment, media and judiciary. Unfortunately the around half or the voters seem to be willingly complicit in this deception. In fact the USA collectively appears capable of a level of cognitive dissonance on an unprecedented scale in relation to the crimes and corrupt practices of Hillary Clinton …
If This Does Not Disqualify Hillary For The Presidency, It’s Hard To Know What Will

Amnesty International: “US & allies war of annihilation” in Raqqa, Syria had devastating toll on civilians.

Note: The direct link to the Amnesty report contained in this post is at the time of writing blocked by the EU and hidden by search engine filters elsewhere. People who think internet censorship is a conspiracy theory please take that on board.

The four-month military operation carried out by the US-led Coalition to oust the Islamic State from Raqqa (Syria), killed hundreds of civilians, injured many more and destroyed much of the city. This report from human rights group Amnesty International documents the experiences of four families whose cases are emblematic of wider patterns. Eight months on, the Coalition remains in denial about the human tragedy resulting from its military campaign.

Amnesty International is urging Coalition members to promptly and impartially investigate allegations of international law violations and civilian casualties, and to provide reparation to the victims and adequate assistance for the desperately needed demining and reconstruction work.

DOWNLOAD & READ the Full Report IN eNGLISH (pdf)

Trump: “Angry Mob” of “Radical Democrats” Has Become “Too Extreme And Too Dangerous To Govern”

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President Trump on Saturday touted a conservative victory after his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, was confirmed as the 114th Justice after a contentious and dramatic assault from the left.
Speaking in Topeka, Kansas, Trump framed the Democratic resistance to Kavanaugh as an attempt by an “angry mob” to hijack the proceedings “in their quest for power.”

“They threw away and threw aside every notion of fairness, of justice, of decency and of due process,” Trump said of the anti-Kavanaugh efforts. “What he and his wonderful family endured at the hands of Democrats is unthinkable, unthinkable.”

“Just imagine the devastation they would cause if they of their obtained the power they so desperately want and crave,” Trump added. “You don’t hand matches to an arsonist and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob, and that’s what they have become.”

Trump then used Kavanaugh’s example to illustrate why conservatives need to vote during the midterm elections in four weeks so that Democrats don’t take back the House.

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