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The last days of the Trumpian reich

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So, according to the corporate media, this is it for Russian-backed Hitler. Game over. The walls are closing in. It's the last days of the Trumpian Reich. Get those vuvuzelas ready!

Yes, apparently, the American people, who were all a bunch of Putin-worshipping, white-supremacist neo-Nazis when they elected Trump in 2016, have come to their senses and are going to deliver a landslide victory to "Slappy" Joe Biden and bring down the curtain on this "Age of Darkness," or save the world from "racial Orwellianism" or the "bottomless pit of facsism," or whatever.

White supremacy will be defeated and globalization will rise from the ashes! Decency will be restored! Love will trump hate! Black lives will matter!

Slappy and Kamala will immediately fly down and liberate the concentration camps. Trump will face some sort of Nuremberg trial, where he will have to answer for mass-murdering six million people with the Coronavirus by taking off his mask on the White House balcony.

Hillary Clinton will be appointed ... something.

Take 2

Biden whistleblower Tony Bobulinski to Tucker Carlson: Joe Biden is 'compromised' by Communist China

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Tony Bobulinski
Biden family business partner-turned-whistleblower Tony Bobulinski told Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tuesday night that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is "compromised" by communist China.

"If Joe Biden is elected president, which could very well happen," Carlson said, "how does this constrain his ability to deal with China?"

"So I think Joe Biden and the Biden family is compromised," Bobulinski said. "I just don't see, given the history here and the facts, how Joe can't be influenced in some manner based on the history that they have here with CEFC," a Chinese energy company.


Comment: Who's not covering this story? Take a guess:




Black Cat

Creepy Kamala bursts out laughing when asked if she has socialist perspective

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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif
'I am not gonna be confined to Donald Trump's definition of who I or anybody else is,' Harris said

Sen. Kamala Harris D-Calif., laughed when asked during an interview Sunday if she would advocate for a "socialist or progressive perspective" if elected.

CBS News anchor Norah O'Donnell asked Harris the question during a "60 Minutes" interview with her and the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Citing a 2019 ranking from the nonpartisan organization GovTrack, O'Donnell told the vice-presidential hopeful that she is "considered the most liberal United States senator." She said that Harris has supported the Green New Deal, Medicare-for-all and legalizing marijuana, all policies that Biden has yet to back.

Comment: Kamala's little episode didn't play well with either side of the political divide:
A second bout of laughter came when O'Donnell asked if Harris would bring a "socialist or progressive perspective" into Joe Biden's potential Democratic administration.

"No," Harris scoffed, adding that she would instead bring the perspective of a woman "who grew up a black child in America, who was also a prosecutor" and someone who "likes hip-hop."

O'Donnell then made a last-ditch attempt at getting a more substantive answer from the vice presidential candidate, asking Harris if she would push Biden to support 'Medicare for All', a mandatory universal healthcare plan that would replace private health insurance. Harris dodged the question, refusing to give a 'yes' or 'no' answer, instead saying she supports "expanding" on the current system.

The moment drew a slew of social media criticism from both sides of the US political divide.

Leftists said the segment was "infuriating" and slammed the senator for laughing at the idea of pushing for progressive policies. Some called her an opportunist for "not believing in much of anything" and "sprinting away from the real solutions" to the country's problems.

Conservatives, however, suggested that Harris' laughter showed she was lying when she said she would not push progressive policies. The laughter is her "tell," some argued. Another called the senator out for supposedly being a disingenuous politician who "will say or do anything for power".



Others countered that genuine socialists were not fans of Harris and her policies, a sign that she is more centrist than the Trump campaign and Republicans like to suggest.

Others ignored the political substance but picked up on Harris' tendency to laugh a lot during interviews. "Has anyone seen Kamala and the Joker in the same room together?" one commenter quipped.



Stormtrooper

Warring sides in Nagorno-Karabakh accuse each other of breaking 3rd cease-fire

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Martuni after shelling, October 2020
Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of violating a new humanitarian cease-fire to halt fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh shortly after it took effect on October 26.

The Armenian Defense Ministry said the cease-fire was violated twice by shelling from Azerbaijani forces.

"The regular ceasefire violation has been recorded at approximately 9.10 a.m.," Shushan Stepanian, press secretary of the Armenian Defense Ministry, said on Twitter. "Azerbaijani side targeted positions located in south-eastern direction, firing 5 artillery shells in that direction."

An earlier violation occurred at 8:45 a.m. when combat positions northeast of Artsakh were shelled, she said on Facebook.

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Attention

Anarchy is being loosed upon the nation

"Every day I ask myself the same question: How can this be happening in America? How can people like these be in charge of our country? If I didn't see it with my own eyes, I'd think I was having a hallucination." — Philip Roth, novelist
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Things are falling apart.

How much longer we can sustain the fiction that we live in a constitutional republic, I cannot say, but anarchy is being loosed upon the nation.

We are witnessing the unraveling of the American dream one injustice at a time.

Day after day, the government's crimes against the citizenry grow more egregious, more treacherous and more tragic. And day after day, the American people wake up a little more to the grim realization that they have become captives in a prison of their own making.

No longer a free people, we are now pushed and prodded and watched over by twitchy, hyper-sensitive, easily-spooked armed guards who care little for the rights, humanity or well-being of those in their care.

The death toll is mounting.

The carnage is heartbreaking.

The public's faith in the government to do its job — which is to protect our freedoms — is deteriorating.

It doesn't take a weatherman to realize when a storm is brewing: clouds gather, the wind begins to blow, and an almost-palpable tension builds.

It's the same way with freedom.

The warning signs are everywhere.

"Things fall apart," wrote W.B. Yeats in his dark, forbidding poem "The Second Coming." "The centre cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned ... Surely some revelation is at hand."

Bullseye

'Renminbi Diplomacy': Is this how China bought the US government?

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In an explosive scoop, alternative news outlet Zero Hedge has laid bare how China's state apparatchik clandestinely baited the family members of the Obama-era vice president and secretary of state into joint business ventures in order to surreptitiously influence the trade and economic policies of the US government favoring China's geo-economic interests spanning the globe.

Here are a few relevant excerpts from the investigative report authored by Christopher Balding, Associate Professor at Peking University HSBC School of Business Shenzhen, China, and also a Bloomberg contributor:
"Hunter Biden partnered with the Chinese state. Entire investment partnership is Chinese state money from social security fund to China Development Bank. It is actually a subsidiary of the Bank of China. This is not remotely anything less than a Chinese state-funded play.

"Though the entire size of the fund cannot be reconstructed, the Taiwanese cofounder who is now detained in China, reports it to be NOT $1-1.5 billion but $6.5 billion. This would make Hunters stake worth at a minimum at least $50 million if he was to sell it.

"The believed Godfather arranging Hunter's business ventures is a gentleman named Yang Jiechi. He is currently the CCP Director of Foreign Affairs leading strategist for America, Politburo member, one of the most powerful men in China, and Chinese President Xi Jingpin's confidant.

"He met regularly with Joe Biden during his stint as Chinese ambassador the US when Biden chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Later he was Minister of Foreign Affairs when the investment partnership was made official in 2013.

"Hunter Biden's 2013 Bohai Harvest Rosemont investment partnership was set-up by Ministry of Foreign Affairs institutions which are tasked with garnering influence with foreign leaders during Yang's tenure as Foreign Minister.

"Hunter's BHR stake (purchased for $400,000) is now likely be worth approx. $50 million (fees and capital appreciation based on BHR's $6.5 billion AUM as stated by Michael Lin).

"Joe Biden's foreign policy stance towards China (formerly hawkish), turned positive despite China's country's rising geopolitical assertiveness."

Comment: The picture of innocence grows murkier and murkier as those who deem themselves 'above the law' are increasingly exposed.


Light Saber

Ultimatum day: Tikhanovskaya announces strike after Lukashenko refuses to resign and Minsk denies work stoppage

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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko • Sviatlana Tikhanovskaya
Former Belarusian presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, now exiled in the EU, called a nationwide strike Monday after long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko refused to step down following an ultimatum from the opposition.

The measure finally brings things to a head after months of protest and will be seen as a litmus test for the anti-Lukashenko coalition's attempt to force a transfer of power. Should the strike action fail to take hold, it will be seen as a victory for the incumbent, but if it gains momentum, then all bets are off.

On Monday morning, opposition-leaning media reported that multiple large businesses throughout the country had ceased working. This was denied by the government, which claimed that key enterprises are "operating normally" and "production has not been stopped."

On October 13, in what she called the 'People's Ultimatum', Tikhanovskaya demanded the president's resignation, as well as an end to violence against protesters, and the release of those considered to be political prisoners. Writing on her Telegram channel, Tikhanovskaya announced on Monday morning that the deadline had passed, and the general strike was to begin.
"Belarusians know that, on October 26, the main job is to show that no one will work for the regime. They are risking their personal freedom today so that we can achieve freedom for our country."

USA

Make America neutral again: Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen wants to turn USA into a large, nuclear-armed Switzerland

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Libertarian Dr. Jo Jorgensen, 2020 presidential nominee
She may have no chance of getting her hands on the keys to the White House next month, but a growing number of Americans are coming around to her limited government, anti-interventionist, decentralized vision for the US.

Jo Jorgensen feels Donald Trump and Joe Biden are scared to debate her. The Libertarian candidate points to her party's burgeoning popularity and direct policies as two of the reasons for the two big hitters' reluctance to let her on the podium.

Speaking to RT on the way to a campaign event in Milwaukee, she said:
"They are the ones in power and they will do anything they can to keep from giving it up. They don't want me on the debate stage and they're not putting me in the media, as they know that I'll be the only real choice. Both of those candidates and parties want to spend our money and make our decisions for us, neither one has an answer to our healthcare problem."
Echoing another third-party candidate Don Blankenship, Dr. Jo is frustrated by how the system has prevented her from being part of the televised debate, alongside her Republican and Democratic rivals. She also claims the mainstream media are apprehensive to feature the other candidates - maybe why Dr. Jo doesn't once mention Trump or Biden by name during our interview.

Comment: Good or bad, some other points of view are finally surfacing from outside the locked 2-party system. It's no surprise the Libertarians have been gaining in numbers.


Cell Phone

Judicial Watch: New Strzok-Page emails show 'missing' meeting entries

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Judicial Watch announced today that it received 163 pages of emails between former FBI official Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page. The records show that Microsoft Outlook's exchange server had to recreate multiple meetings that were "missing" from Lisa Page's initial calendar entries. These missing meetings included the subjects "Going Dark Strategy Meeting," "Twitter," and "702 Reauthorization Strategy Coordination Bi-Weekly."

The records were produced in response to Judicial Watch's January 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed after the DOJ failed to respond to a December 2017 request for all communications between Strzok and Page (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00154)). The FBI is only processing the records at a rate of 500 pages per month and has refused to process text messages. At this rate, the production of these emails will not be completed until late 2021 at the earliest.

Multiple meetings were "missing" from Lisa Page's calendar and had the Microsoft Outlook message "Exchange Server re-created a meeting that was missing from your calendar." These meetings include a December 15, 2017, meeting that was recreated and has the subject, "Going Dark Strategy Meeting."

Mail

Wisconsin mail-in ballots must be received by election day, Supreme Court rules

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Ballot drop box • Green Bay, Wisconsin
Wisconsin will not be allowed to count mail-in ballots received after Election Day, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

In a 5-3 decision, the justices chose not to reinstate a lower court order that allowed mail-in ballots to be counted if they are received up to six days after the November 3 election. A federal appeals court had put that order on hold.

The three liberal justices dissented while Chief Justice John Roberts, who last week sided with the liberals to allow Pennsylvania to extend its absentee ballot deadline, voted to do the opposite in Wisconsin.

"Different bodies of law and different precedents govern these two situations and require, in these particular circumstances, that we allow the modification of election rules in Pennsylvania but not Wisconsin," Roberts wrote.