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AG Barr: Besides slavery, national Coronavirus lockdown is the 'greatest intrusion on civil liberties'

William Barr
Attorney General William Barr claimed that, "other than slavery," calls for a national lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic were "the greatest intrusion on civil liberties."

Barr spoke Wednesday as part of a Hillsdale College event recognizing Constitution Day, making several comments about the constitutional implications of coronavirus-related lockdowns.

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Comment: Barr used a bit of bombast to make a very legitimate and needed point; the lockdowns have been an absolutely egregious policy that itself has ruined the health and the economic lifeblood of over half the country - with much more fallout to come. But don't expect all the orange man-haters to see it that way:
Once his comments were shared more widely, few found legitimacy in the comparison.

"Bill Barr equates quarantine with chattel slavery as one of the greatest intrusions of civil liberties in American history. Statements like these make you realize many in this country know nothing about what it truly means to be oppressed," 'The View' co-host Sunny Hostin tweeted in reaction to the comment. Another person criticized the remarks by simply saying, "What a disgrace."

"The thing about Bill Barr's comments is that he knows better. Which is what makes them a whole lot worse," CNN political correspondent Abby D. Pillip added.

"How about WW2 Japanese Internment camps? Jim Crow laws? segregation? Tuskegee Syphilis experiments?" another commenter tweeted, while Star Trek actor George Takei posted: "As someone who spent four years in U.S. internment camps during World War II, I think Bill Barr is full of horse manure."




Barr's comments also angered lockdown supporters, but he earned a round of applause at the DC event after making them.

Some conservatives, many of whom have been critical of local governments' response to the pandemic, also showed support for Barr amidst a pushback against his coronavirus comments and other actions as attorney general.



Since there was never any national lockdown in place, but rather various stay-at-home orders and business shutdown mandates - which still continue in certain areas in most states - Barr chided governors for acting like "bureaucrats" and treating "free citizens as babies that can't take responsibility for themselves and others."



Bad Guys

The truth behind Netanyahu's admission that police killing was a cover-up

Yacoub Abu al-Qiyan funeral
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Mourners attend the funeral of Yacoub Abu al-Qiyan in Umm al-Hiran in 2017
It is unprecedented. Three years after the Israeli government first began vilifying a Palestinian teacher to retrospectively justify his murder by Israel's security forces, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a public apology to his family last week. Yacoub Abu al-Qiyan was not a "terrorist" after all, the Israeli prime minister conceded.

And there was more. Israeli police, said Netanyahu, had portrayed 50-year-old Abu al-Qiyan as "a terrorist to protect themselves" and stop their crimes being exposed.

They shot him even though he posed no threat to anyone. Abu al-Qiyan was unarmed and driving at less than 10 kilometres per hour at the time. After shooting him, police left him to bleed to death for half an hour, denying him medical assistance that could have saved his life.

To cover up their role, police falsely claimed that he had tried to ram them with his car. The Israeli state prosecution service was deeply implicated in this affair, too, having reportedly blocked a criminal investigation, even though they knew what really happened.

Question

Trump fielding roughly five times more reporter questions than Biden since July

Donald Trump
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US President Donald Trump taking all questions.
President Trump fielded 867 more questions from reporters than Joe Biden over the last two months.

That number is five times the amount of queries that Biden answered between July 19 and Sept. 15, a review of the candidates' interviews and briefings shows.

Trump answered a total of 1,141 questions from a Washington press corps that he maintains is openly hostile to his administration, while Biden responded to just 274 questions from local networks and liberal cable news channels like CNN and MSNBC.

During the week of Aug. 9, the president took 196 questions from journalists while Biden answered just three.

Biden has repeatedly dodged questions from embeds covering his campaign and rejected Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace's request for an interview in July after Trump sat for a hard-hitting interrogation with him.

Undeterred, the respected TV presenter said he would continue asking Biden's campaign for a sit-down each week. Ironically, Wallace will moderate the first presidential debate in Cleveland later this month.

Comment: Given the major discrepancy of interaction with the media between Trump and Biden, a question arises: If Biden can't answer questions without a script, how can he run the country?
Wow: Joe Biden's staff won't even let him do a "spontaneous" Q&A session without a script. Is he really that far gone?

Obsessive scripting is the only explanation for what happened at last week's Biden question-and-answer session with AFL-CIO union members, when the candidate responded to a young barista's query with the non sequitur, "Move it up here" — then paused.

Anyone who's been following Biden's travails recognizes those words as a cue to his aides to jog the teleprompter, as he's done time and again in recent weeks. (Why an experienced politician with a top-notch staff keeps having this trouble is also worrisome.)

Anyway, after the pause, Joe launched into his "off the cuff" response — which was utter boilerplate: "You know, there used to be a basic bargain in this country, that workers shared in the wealth they helped create." It's beyond appalling that Biden would need reminding of that trope.

His aides won't even discuss the elephant in the room.

After the AFL-CIO footage made the rounds, Fox News' Bret Baier put the obvious question to TJ Ducklo, the campaign's national press secretary:

"Has Joe Biden ever used a teleprompter during local interviews or to answer Q&As with supporters?"

Ducklo ducked the question — repeatedly, before finally saying, "I am not going to allow the Trump campaign to funnel their questions through Fox News and get me to respond to that."

There's your answer.

Time and again, teleprompter troubles have exposed the fact that Biden is just reading his lines in what his campaign pretends are real conversations with supporters, like Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

He's not even answering reporters' questions off the cuff: "Look, Venezuela topline message is . . ." he told an NBC Miami reporter — obviously just reading the talking points he was handed in advance. He's also given multiple interviews with his eyes down, clearly relying on prepared notes in his lap.

This simply is not the Joe Biden of decades past, who might put his foot in his mouth but never needed a script to say what he thinks. If he can no longer answer even softball questions without the aid of his overseers, who will really be calling the shots if he wins the White House?



Cell Phone

Leaked 2016 call reveals Joe Biden risked national security and violation of the Logan Act to sabotage incoming Trump administration

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Former President Barack Obama • Former VP Joe Biden
A recently leaked phone call between then-Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko directly after the 2016 presidential election shows that Biden sought to sabotage the incoming Trump administration before Donald Trump even took office, and much worse.

During the course of the call, Biden badmouthed the incoming administration, saying, "The truth of the matter is that the incoming administration doesn't know a great deal about [Ukraine]" and that they were unprepared for the transition. This in itself is inappropriate, but it was meant to set the stage for Biden's next statement and future plans.

Biden then told Poroshenko, "I don't plan on going away. As a private citizen, I plan on staying deeply engaged in the endeavor that you have begun and we have begun." In a matter of moments, Biden undermined the incoming administration, branded them as not knowing anything about Ukraine, and attempted to set up a foreign policy backchannel for himself after he left office as a private citizen, which could violate the Logan Act.

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Oopsies: Joe Biden's 2016 call with ex-Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko is leaked


Camcorder

Patriot Act coauthor Michael Chertoff touts more election security as federal ID system looms

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Former Secretary fo the Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, St. Elizabeths Campus In Washington, DC.
Calls to overhaul the legacy bureaucratic systems of the U.S. with cutting-edge AI-driven mass tracking and surveillance technologies are intensifying at the top echelons of the National Security state with all eyes on the 2020 election.

Keeping in line with the trend of governance consolidation taking place among current and former members of the American political establishment, such as the recent lovefest between ex-president George W. Bush and liberal elites, Michael Chertoff, once Bush's DHS Secretary and coauthor of the Patriot Act along with two of his DHS peers sat down at an event hosted by the Atlantic Council on Wednesday to call for a "stepped-up response to election threats."

Janet Napolitano and Jeh Johnson, both former DHS secretaries under Obama, joined Chertoff in endorsing the findings and recommendations of a report published by the host's Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, titled "Future DHS Project." The study was sponsored by the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a military intelligence contractor with close ties to Michael Chertoff's D.C.-based security advisory firm, the Chertoff Group, and Century Link; a defense telecommunications contractor, which was just awarded a disputed $1.6 Billion contract to manage core network and access services for the DoD.

Comment: Presently, it takes a manufactured excuse (almost anything will do) to warrant implementing total surveillance and AI protocols. Once established, this façade will be eliminated.


Briefcase

Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg testifies in Assange's defense, said WikiLeaks exposed 'war crimes' in 'public interest'

Daniel Ellsberg/Protester
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Daniel Ellsberg gives an interview to RT at a protest at Fort Meade, Maryland • Protestors carry signs outside London's Old Bailey court ahead of an extradition hearing for Julian Assange.
Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg - whose 'Pentagon Papers' leak exposed illegal US bombing during the Vietnam War - said Julian Assange would not see a fair trial if extradited to the US, comparing the publisher's case to his own.

Testifying at Assange's extradition hearing on Wednesday, Ellsberg said the WikiLeaks co-founder would be denied a chance to defend himself if sent to the US for a trial, noting that, like in his own case, Assange would not be permitted to argue his publications were in the 'public interest.
"I observe the closest of similarities to the position I faced, where the exposure of illegality and criminal acts, institutionally and by individuals, was intended to be crushed by the administration carrying out those illegalities. [Assange] cannot get a fair trial for what he has done under these charges in the United States."

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Pistol

Top HHS official accuses scientists of plotting against Trump, tells supporters to buy ammunition

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HHS spokesman Michael Caputo and Ammo
The top communications official at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) accused career government scientists of plotting against President Trump and told Trump supporters to arm themselves ahead of the November presidential election.

In a Facebook Live video on Sunday, HHS Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Michael Caputo said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was harboring a "resistance unit" to Trump, The New York Times reported.

The career scientists "haven't gotten out of their sweatpants except for meetings at coffee shops" to plot "how they're going to attack Donald Trump," Caputo said, according to the Times. "There are scientists who work for this government who do not want America to get well, not until after Joe Biden is president."


Comment: Is Caputo a realist or a fomenter of dangerous talk? We shall see. As for the CDC, it has become the self-proclaimed hammer on evictions and the policy police for landlords unable, due to the plandemic, to collect rent.

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Headphones

Oopsies: Joe Biden's 2016 call with ex-Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko is leaked

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (right) and former US Vice President Joe Biden
A phone call between Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was leaked Tuesday showing the two former leaders discussing what the then-vice president could and couldn't tell the incoming Trump administration, with Biden telling the foreign leader that he wants to stay "deeply engaged" in their diplomatic work as a private citizen.

The call, revealed by Ukrainian politician Andriy Derkach, took place on Nov. 16, 2016, just a week after then-candidate Donald Trump won the presidential election.

During the exchange, the outgoing vice president and the then-president of Ukraine discussed the topic of visas, "something we have tried to sell to the Ukrainian people," Poroshenko said.

Comment: CD Media had posted a three-part audio of the call..
A new audio tape released this morning between then Vice President Joe Biden and the former President Poroshenko in Ukraine shows Biden talking down the competence of the incoming Trump administration and declaring he will 'stay involved' in what is going on in Ukraine after the inauguration.

In the second tape, Biden calls Trump 'the dog who caught the car', who has no idea of what to do, and Biden and Poroshenko have 'a real chance of making him a hero'. In other words, damaging the incoming administration and making them look bad.

Much evidence has come out over the last year that the real collusion in the U.S. 2016 presidential election was between the Clinton campaign/Obama admin/Biden/DNC/Deep State. These tapes were recorded after Ukraine released the famous 'black ledger' which allegedly showed then Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort taking 'off the books' illegal payments. The ledger was later shown to be fabricated after the Mueller investigation was over.

The third tape shows Biden discussing getting Poroshenko's children into University of Pennsylvania, as payback for helping the Obama Administration in their Ukrainian anti-Trump endeavors.
The MSM continues to run interference for Joe Biden, as YouTube has removed the videos. CD Media has vowed to repost them::
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YouTube censors leaked audio of Biden-Porshenko phone call



Wolf

Hunter Biden teamed with Chinese military supplier to acquire dual-use Michigan auto parts maker

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Money for nothing?
As he was sewing up the Democrat nomination this spring, Joe Biden surprised many in foreign policy circles by publishing an essay arguing it was time to "get tough with China" and to stop its "robbing the United States and American companies of their technology and intellectual property."

For Biden, a four-decade advocate of trade and friendly relations with Beijing, it was a stunning turnabout that signaled the Democrat was concerned President Trump was winning the election-year battle over U.S.-China policy as tensions in the South China Sea, a trade war, and growing espionage cases created a Cold War-like atmosphere with China.

But for U.S. security experts, it was remarkable for another reason: An investment fund named Bohai Harvest RST (BHR) partly owned and directed by Biden's son, Hunter, and Secretary of State John Kerry's stepson, Chris Heinz, had just a few years earlier played a vital role in facilitating the sale of the Michigan-based auto parts maker Henniges Automotive to one of China's main military aircraft makers, Aviation Industry Corporation of China or AVIC.

Eye 2

UK's NHS to enlist ARMY to vaccinate ENTIRE population with coronavirus vaccine, will do a 'dry run' with flu vaccine

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The scale of the programme, potentially to cover the entire UK population of nearly 67 million, would also require military assistance
The Army is to be drafted in for the biggest vaccination programme in UK history to protect the population against coronavirus, i can reveal.

Public health and civil contingency planners believe they will need military assistance to help administer tens of millions of jabs when the Covid-19 vaccine is ready.

Nightingale hospitals - currently mothballed after the first wave of the pandemic - and public buildings could be commandeered as mass vaccination sites.

Comment: People who chose jobs with the intention to protect the health and the security of their country have potentially been duped into doing the exact opposite: Also check out SOTT radio's: