Break for lunch

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Dump and recycling run this afternoon. Surf and have a bite to eat.

ESPN in the news

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Get woke, go broke - proven true yet again. From John Nolte writing at Breitbart:

Nolte: ESPN President Takes a Knee — ‘Fans Do Not Want Us to Cover Politics’
ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro conceded defeat Monday by finally admitting, “Without question our data tells us our fans do not want us to cover politics.”

Well, no shit.

You needed your data to tell you that, Jimmy?

You needed to convene something to do a tabulation that deliver some data, Jimmy?

Was it the 15 million lost subscribers? Was that the “data?”

How about the endless complaints across social media, the editorials…?

Maybe the layoffs? Those massive layoffs — were the layoffs the data, Jimmy?

Perhaps it was the ratings crash?

Consumer sentiment?

Seriously, Jimmy, please do share with us this data of which you speak.

Get woke, go broke - this happens every time some corporation gets coerced by the Social Justice Warriors to do something stupid. The SJWs are a fraction of the population. I would be seriously surprised if they comprised more than five percent of the total population of the USA. Why are they getting so much air-time and publicity?

Their fifteen minutes are well over - time for them to dry up and blow away.

Iran in the news

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Wonderful little 9th century theocratic tyranny they have there. From Yahoo/Bloomberg:

Iran Accelerates Production of Enriched Uranium as Tensions Rise
Iran has accelerated the rate at which it’s enriching low-grade uranium four-fold, weeks after threatening to gradually scale back its commitments under a 2015 deal meant to prevent it from developing a nuclear bomb.

The semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted Behrouz Kamalvandi, an official at Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, as saying that Iran had increased its output of 3.67% enriched uranium as of Monday, and that the United Nations nuclear watchdog had been informed. The number of active centrifuges has not been raised, it added. Crucially, Iran hasn’t increased the level to which it is enriching beyond the agreed limit.

If this is what they are publically admitting to, the real news has to be a lot worse. Why do they need nuclear? They are the primary sponsor of terrorism in the world. Time to join the 21st century.

From the Los Angeles NBC affiliate:

Rotting Trash Piles Sky-High in LA, Attracting Rats and Raising Concerns of a New Epidemic
Rat-infested piles of rotting garbage left uncollected by the city of Los Angeles, even after promises to clean it up, are fueling concerns about a new epidemic after last year's record number of flea-borne typhus cases.

Even the city's most notorious trash pile, located between downtown LA's busy Fashion and Produce districts, continues to be a magnet for rats after it was cleaned up months ago. The rodents can carry typhus-infected fleas, which can spread the disease to humans through bacteria rubbed into the eyes or cuts and scrapes on the skin, resulting in severe flu-like symptoms.

The NBC4 I-Team first told Mayor Eric Garcetti's office about the piles of filth in the 700 block of Ceres Avenue in October. At the time, he promised to make sure trash doesn't pile up like that.

The garbage was cleaned after the interview, but conditions have worsened over the next seven months.

Much more at the site - the city is doing nothing to control the rat population. Lots of new cases of flea-borne typhus. This is what happens when you promote social programs over basic infrastructure.

SIGGRAPH 2019

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Special Interest Group - Graphics - the 2019 conference is being held in Los Angeles July 28 to August 1st.
Here is the brag reel:

Lots of new technologies happening. Fun time to be alive.

So true. If a Republican had been featured in this picture, there would be an uproar from the peanut gallery about cultural appropriation, racism and pandering. Bernie? Not so much:

Up to the farm for two days

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Heading up later this afternoon. Got a meeting with a contractor Thursday morning but nothing else down here - back up for another bunch of clearing crap out.

Had weird dreams last night - dreaming about earth movement. Not quakes but subsidence. Streets in Bellingham shifting and sliding around. We had another small and deep temblor off the coastline last night - 3.4M off Ocean Shores but that would have been undetectable from here.

Out the door

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Dropping the bills off at the post office, picking up some CDs from the library and getting a bite to eat.

A great disturbance in the Force

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Actually, not that bad.

We just had a Mag 2.5 earthquake near Neah Bay. 37km deep so very minor.

Child abuse in the news - Measles

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The news just keeps getting better - from Reuters:

Measles outbreak spreads to Oklahoma as U.S. reports 41 new cases
The worst measles outbreak in the United States in 25 years has spread to Oklahoma, federal health officials said on Monday as they reported 41 new cases nationwide, raising the total number sickened this year to 880 people.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a 4.9% increase in the number of measles cases from May 10 to May 17 in an outbreak that has now reached 24 states. The agency has been providing weekly updates every Monday.

Parents who do not vaccinate their children need to really have their heads examined.

Creepy Joe and Global Warming

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Looks like he is trying to pad his resume - from PJ Media:

'Uniter-in-Chief' Biden Takes Credit for Starting 'This Whole Thing' on Climate Change in '87
Remember when Joe Biden suggested that both sides seek a “middle ground” on climate policy, and was blasted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders, forcing him to walk back his proposal? Well, in the hopes of trying to maintain his radical leftist credentials, Joe Biden is now claiming he’s responsible for bringing the issue of climate change to the public consciousness.

Former Vice President Biden was asked Saturday by an activist with the US Youth Climate Strike if he would support a presidential climate debate hosted by her group, at which point he jumped in to tout his global-warming bona fides.

“By the way, I want you to know: I’m the guy that did all this stuff—read RealClearPolitics, it will tell you about how I started this whole thing back in ’87 with climate change,” he said at a campaign stop in video posted online.

Asked if he would commit to being a leader, he said, “I guarantee I’ll be a leader.”

Biden was the first senator to introduce climate change legislation, 1986 Global Climate Protection Act, but, him trying to take credit for the movement to address climate change is as absurd as Al Gore claiming he invented the internet. In fact, Politifact notes, “Biden’s bill was not the first time Congress focused on climate change.”

The 2020 Democratic race is a clown car. Political theater at its finest.

Q10 text editor

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I always like looking at different text editors. Q10 looks good - very simple. None of the bloat that MS Word has.

I had written about this sale on May 8th and the auction comes to an end today in six hours. So very tempting. She needs about $100K to bring up to decent condition and there is probably some asbestos remediation needed but still, this is a screaming deal.

Quelle surprise - illegal invaders

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From Russa Today:

DNA pilot tests show 30% of migrants stopped at US border not related to ‘their’ kids - report
In a pilot program conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) DNA tests were being taken of immigrants who are suspected of arriving at America’s southern border with children who were not theirs.

“There’s been some concern about, ‘Are they stepfathers or adopted fathers?’” an official involved in the system's temporary rollout told Washington Examiner“Those were not the case. In these cases, they are misrepresented as family members.” 

Who is bankrolling this? Classical Cloward-Piven - overwhelm the system.

Of course - from the Washington Examiner:

Trey Gowdy: FBI withheld 'game changer' transcript material from FISA Court
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., says there are unreleased transcripts of recorded conversations between FBI informants and former Trump campaign associate George Papadopoulos that “has the potential to be a game changer.”

In a Fox News interview with Maria Bartiromo on Sunday, the former House Oversight Committee chairman said when the FBI listens in on phone calls or sends in an informant wearing a wire then “there’s a transcript of that” and that “one in particular has the potential to actually persuade people.”

In laying out a series of questions about the origins of the counterintelligence investigation into President Trump's campaign and the FBI and Justice Department's handling of the operation, Gowdy listed a series of questions he thinks need to be answered, including: “Where are the transcripts, if any exist, between the informants and the telephone calls to George Papadopoulos?”

I would not want Gowdy investigating me - he is unstoppable. There are a lot of clips of him on CSPAN - worth watching.

Good riddance - Salon

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The Schadenfreude is strong with this story - from RedState:

Salon.Com Is Going Out Of Business And That Means Our National Politics Are Healthier Than We Thought
Sometimes when a company implodes you feel sorry for the people who are losing their jobs. Sometimes, however, it is very, very difficult to do so. This week, the New York Post reported on one of those instances where a company fails and you have an urge to send “Learn to Code” memes to every single one of their employees:

Salon Media Group, a one-time digital darling, has fallen on hard times. It lost its CEO of the past three years last week and appears to be on the brink of a deal to sell itself for a fire sale price of $5 million.

It's initial IPO raised $107 Million.

Good news from Belgium

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Looks like some clear heads are passing laws there - from MSN:

Making your kids go vegan can mean jail time in Belgium
On May 16, the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium issued an opinion that will make it possible to imprison parents who enforce a vegan diet on their children.

The academy determined that veganism for kids is “unethical” because it can lead to health problems for growing children, the Belgian publication Le Soir reports (link in French). The animal-product-free diet isn’t technically prohibited, and the ruling doesn’t necessarily equate veganism with child neglect. However, it will make it easier to prosecute parents who impose the strict diet and whose children have health problems.

Children can follow a vegan diet if it’s accompanied by medical supervision, regular blood tests, and vitamin supplements, Belgian pediatricians concluded. However, parents who don’t follow through on the additional requirements risk two years in prison, fines, and the possibility that their children will be removed from their homes if the kids do have associated health issues.

Good - you can maintain a fairly healthy life eating vegetarian but going vegan tips you over the edge. I can always tell when someone is vegan - they look really unhealthy.

Rainy day

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Raining all morning. Did the usual coffee & post office routine - returned some stuff to the library and hit the thrift store. @home paying some bills now and will be doing a dump run later. Also working on the remaining photos from the Studio Tour.

I was there (Mt. Vernon, WA store) yesterday before dinner and noticed a major reset of the checkout lanes. I forget the exact numbers but they had over 20 checkout lanes and maybe 10 self-service stations.

They now have nine manned checkout lanes and 26 self-service stations.

That is one way to deal with the rising labor costs... Wonder where those extra cashiers are working these days?

If at first you do not succeed...

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First, the term of art was Global Warming. Then it morphed into a more general Climate Change. And now, this - from Legal Insurrection:

Green justice advocates may soon rebrand “Climate Change”
Green justice advocates and the political minions that cater to them may soon rebrand the phrase, “Climate Change.”

A new study, conducted by a specialty neurological research group, indicates the current term does not adequately gin-up angst in listeners.

New York City-based SPARK Neuro, a neuroanalytics company that measures emotion and attention, studied how participants responded to six terms — “climate crisis,” “environmental destruction,” “environmental collapse,” “weather destabilization,” “global warming” and “climate change.”

A total of 120 people — 40 Republicans, 40 Democrats and 40 independents — participated in the study, which measured the “emotional intensity” of responses to audio recordings of various controversial phrases, with each term inserted, like this example below:

“Sea levels will rise dramatically, to the point that many coastal cities will be submerged, as a result of [INSERT TERM].”

The electrical activity of the participants’ brains and skin was rated on a scale of zero to five — five being the strongest. Those results were then compared to a traditional survey for reference.

Two terms stood out from the pack: climate crisis and environmental destruction.

Spencer Gerrol, CEO of SPARK Neuro, indicated that generating strong emotion inspires people to act. It seems “climate change” and “global warming” are outdated and overused.

It does not adequately gin-up angst in listeners because the average listener does not believe that human-caused Global Warming exists. The scientific data sure do not show it. Global Warming is a political thing and not a scientific thing.

Ho. Li. Crap - Yamaha CS-80

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The CS-80 is one of the all-time incredible synthesizers out there. It has been used on many film soundtracks (Chariots of Fire, Blade RUnner, etc...). Older design (programming settings is a bitch) but Yamaha just simply got the sound right. Lush and incredible. Very very rare and when they do come up for sale, they are priced at over $10K for a working unit.

From Synthtopia:

Behringer Announces Plan To Clone Yamaha CS-80
Behringer today announced that it’s cloning the Yamaha CS-80.

In a message on Facebook, they announced that they’re moving forward with a design prototype:

Around a month ago we acquired an original and long extinct Yamaha CS80 and ever since we’ve been working on coming up with our own DS80 version.

Please bear in mind that this will be a design study only and we love to get your feedback before we decide how to move forward. We will be sharing our design in the next few days.

Fasten your seatbelts.

Behringer head Uli Behringer last week shared several teaser images of a vintage Yamaha CS-80, without discussing their intentions.

Now the company says that it will, at the very least, be cloning the classic polysynth as a Behringer DS-80 design study.

Very cool!

Processing the 561 photographs that I took... Already done a slug of them from the last weekend but took an additional 245 yesterday and today.

Heading out to the Chinese buffet for dinner and then back home. Island tomorrow and then to the farm for a couple of days - done with this months meetings, etc...

Great news from the New York Post:

Trump: Biden’s son should face probe over China business deal
President Trump says Joe Biden should be investigated over a conservative author’s allegations that his son Hunter Biden pocketed millions from the Chinese government in a shady business deal.

“One-hundred percent. It’s a disgrace. And then he says China’s not a competitor of ours. China is a massive competitor of ours. They want to take over the world,” the president told Steve Hilton of Fox News Channel’s “The Next Revolution.”

In his 2018 book, “Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends,” author Peter Schweizer charged that Hunter was cashing in while then-veep Biden was negotiating with China.

“The vice president is negotiating a bunch of very sensitive issues with the Chinese, including the South China Sea, trade, tech transfer, etc. Shortly after they return to the US, Hunter Biden’s firm receives a $1 billion private equity deal from the Chinese government We have no way of knowing how much Rosemont made on the deal because there are no disclosure requirements,” he wrote.

I read this book a couple of months ago - very well researched and about 30 pages full of references and links to back up the allegations. Biden is crooked.

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Done shooting for the day

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Got to 18 studios today and 14 more to go for tomorrow. Overall, looking at about 30-35 hours of work with four days shooting and another ten hours sorting and processing. Fun stuff and darktable is working like a champ. Used to use Adobe Lightroom but they went to a subscription model and do not really like that. Besides, darktable is free open source software - great stuff.

Picked up another tranche of music CDs and one concert DVD to rip. My collection is now at 19,927 individual songs. If each song was three minutes, that would be a total of just under 50 days of continuous music. Gonna be set for life (or until my musical tastes change).

Boiling some more noodles and heating up the last of the smoked brisket for dinner tonight. Picked up some fresh green lettuce from a local farmer so looking forward to a great salad. Out for a beer after.

Farm on Monday for a couple of days.

Out for a fun day of photography

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Clear skies and warm today - great weather for the studio tour.

Dinner time

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Heading out after for a pint or two. More later.

Thinking of getting a tattoo?

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From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:

FDA Advises Consumers, Tattoo Artists, and Retailers to Avoid Using or Selling Certain Tattoo Inks Contaminated with Microorganisms

Product
The following tattoo inks have been recalled because they are contaminated with microorganisms:

    • Scalpaink SCScalpaink PA, and Scalpaink AL basic black tattoo inks manufactured by Scalp Aesthetics (all lots)
    • Dynamic Color - Black tattoo ink manufactured by Dynamic Color Inc  (lots 12024090 and 12026090)
    • Solid Ink-Diablo (red) tattoo ink manufactured by Color Art Inc. (dba Solid Ink) (dba Antone's Ink) (lot 10.19.18)

Purpose
The FDA is alerting consumers, tattoo artists, and retailers of the potential for serious injury from use of tattoo inks that are contaminated with bacteria. Tattoo inks contaminated with microorganisms can cause infections and lead to serious health injuries when injected into the skin during a tattooing procedure, since there is an increased risk of infection any time the skin barrier is broken.

Yikes... Thought about getting a dragon on my forearm from time to time but never have and probably never will.

A 2016 police report has surfaced - from Breitbart:

Exclusive — 2016 Arizona Police Report: Cocaine Pipe Found in Car Rented by Joe Biden’s Son Hunter Biden, Authorities Declined to Prosecute
Breitbart News has exclusively obtained a heretofore unreported-on police report from days before the 2016 presidential election that describes how a cocaine pipe that authorities determined was used to smoke cocaine was found in a rental car returned to an Arizona Hertz location in the middle of the night. Also found in the vehicle were several personal effects of Hunter Biden, then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son, like two of his DC driver’s licenses, multiple credit cards, and personally identifying information like a Delaware Attorney General badge and a U.S. Secret Service business card that police said bore his name. Hunter Biden, according to the police report, had rented the vehicle from a location in California with the intent to return it to the Prescott, Arizona, location, where it was discovered the morning after it was dropped off with the drug paraphernalia and Hunter Biden’s personal effects inside.

The 23 page police report is at the Breitbart site and there is a lot more to read - a bit more:

Two different Prescott Police Department officers as well as a detective conducted an investigation—but ultimately local authorities in both the city and county attorney’s offices declined to prosecute the case. A document shows the reason the county attorney declined to prosecute the vice president’s son is because they thought they would only be able to get minor charges to stick, and kicked it down to the city attorney. It is unclear from the documents why the city attorney declined to prosecute.

In addition to local police, FBI and the U.S. Secret Service agents were roped into the case, as well. The FBI dispatched agents to the scene, according to the law enforcement documents, and the Secret Service communicated with the various law enforcement officials investigating and confirmed that Hunter Biden was not in harm’s way.

And, lest we forget, Biden Jr. has had previous problems with Cocaine - a clickable headline:

Vice President Joe Biden’s Son Hunter Ashamed After Cocaine-Related Dismissal From Navy

Of course, the elite never get prosecuted - the rules are for the little people.

Long day

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There was a boat show about 30 miles to the North - drove up but did not go in. Too many people and raining pretty heavily. Doing the studio photography tomorrow and Sunday so already have a busy weekend.

Stopped in at this place: Heritage Air Museum and was very pleasantly surprised. This is an actual flying museum - all of the displays are fully flight-worthy and they take them out for air shows once/month. They were doing periodic maintanence on several of them so it was a lot of fun to see all the "stuff" beneath the skin.

Fixing some dinner and surfing a bit. Doing BBQ Beef Brisket with tomatoes served over bow-tie noodles. Pressure cooking the meat and 'maters so they will be fall-apart tender and succulent.

Own a piece of history for $15

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Authentic Russian gas mask - for sale on Amazon:

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Good meeting last night

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The swap meet earned a good chunk of change (admission charges plus renting out 64 tables to vendors).

Heading out to do more photography for the studio tour tomorrow - rainy and overcast today.

Up to the farm sometime Tuesday. Nothing much happening in the real world...

If the President is incapable of performing their duties, the succession goes to the Vice President and then to the Speaker of the House. Here is Speaker Pelosi speaking to The American Road & Transportation Builders Association on the 15th (yesterday). This scares me. Who keeps putting her back in office?

Madame Speaker is 79 years old. Time to retire from the stage before she really loses it...

They found it - Beresheet

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From NASA:

Beresheet Impact Site Spotted

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The photo above shows the landing site of the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft on a region of the Moon called Sea of Serenity, or Mare Serenitatis in Latin. On April 11, 2019,

SpaceIL, a non-profit organization, attempted to land its spacecraft in this ancient volcanic field on the nearside of the Moon. After a smooth initial descent, Beresheet made a hard landing on the surface.

As soon as its orbit placed NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) over the landing site on April 22, 2019, LRO imaged Beresheet’s impact site. The LRO Camera (LROC) consists of three imagers: a seven-color Wide Angle Camera (WAC) and two black-and-white Narrow Angle Cameras (NAC) mounted on the LRO, which has been studying the Moon from orbit for a decade. NAC captured the Beresheet impact photo.

A lot more at the site - some amazing technology at work. People complain about all the money that NASA spends but they fail to realize all the basic technologies that were developed and are in common (and cheap) use today.

Rain rain go away

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We need it but it puts a crimp in my yard work...

Lunch break - paying bills this afternoon.

Working at home today

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More yard work - some stuff had not been pruned for over five years so getting that cleaned up.

Ham radio meeting tonight.

Good - common sense prevails

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From Breitbart:

Christian Student Group Wins Lawsuit with University of Colorado
The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) has settled a lawsuit with a Christian student group which forces the university to recognize the group as an official student organization.

Breitbart News reported in February that a Christian student group at UCCS had filed a lawsuit against their university over its refusal to recognize them as an official student organization. This week, UCCS settled with the Ratio Christi student group.

The original legal complaint against the university claimed that administrators told students that they could not require their group leader to be a Christian. “It has refused to do so specifically because this religious organization seeks to ensure that its leaders share its beliefs and that its members support its mission, even though other student organizations do the same,” the complaint read.

A bit more:

Alliance for Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Travis Barham said that he is pleased with the outcome of the settlement. Barham claims that the settlement included an admission by the university that they failed to uphold the students’ right to free association.

“It would be absurd for the university to require the vegan student group to appoint a meat-lover as its president,” Barham said. “Thankfully, the university has acknowledged its error and announced a policy that respects students’ rights to free association, no longer forcing Christian students to let atheists or other non-Christians to lead their Bible studies in order to become a registered club.”

Great example of what was illogical thinking. The University admin. was disconnected from reality. Glad to see that Ratio Christi pushed back and defended themselves against this decision.

Murder most vile

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Seems that anti-abortion laws are happening not just in Alabama but in other states as well. A couple of headlines:

Liberals see abortion as a "right" - I see it as murder. I do see some instances where it is justified - amniotic testing finds a known birth defect, rape or incest, etc... but it needs to be done at the earliest possible time. The recent push by liberals extending the deadline to actual live birth is grotesque.

Rot at the top - CIA and FBI

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An interesting look at the historical record from Tyler at Zero Hedge:

Both Comey And Brennan Voted Communist While Cold War Was Raging
The heads of Obama's FBI and CIA both voted for Communists during the Cold War, yet were somehow able to move up the ranks within the same US intelligence community that had spent decades fighting that very ideology. 

Journalist Paul Sperry noted on Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey admitted in a 2003 interview to having voted Communist before casting his ballot for Jimmy Carter in 1980. 

"In college, I was left of center," Comey told New York Magazine, and through a gradual process I found myself more comfortable with a lot of the ideas and approaches the Republicans were using.” He voted for Carter in 1980, but in ’84, “I voted for Reagan—I’d moved from Communist to whatever I am now. I’m not even sure how to characterize myself politically. Maybe at some point, I’ll have to figure it out.”

Of note, Comey's wife and four daughters were all giant Hillary Clinton supporters who wanted her to win "really badly." 

Former CIA Director John Brennan, meanwhile, admitted in 2016 to voting Communist in the 1970s. When asked at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual conference whether past activism would create a barrier for diverse candidates who want to enter the intelligence community, Brennan said that he was forced to admit to voting for Communist Gus Hall for president in 1976, according to CNN

"I froze, because I was getting so close to coming into CIA and said, 'OK, here's the choice, John. You can deny that, and the machine is probably going to go, you know, wacko, or I can acknowledge it and see what happens," CNN quoted Brennan as saying. 

Brennan (who was sworn in as CIA director on a draft of the US Constitution, without the Bill of Rights, instead of a Bible) said that while he had voted Communist, he wasn't an official member of the Communist Party - and was relieved that he had been accepted into the CIA.

Emphases and highlighting is from Tyler. Also at Zero Hedge is this interesting tussle between the two agencies:

FBI-CIA Dispute Erupts Over Whether Comey Or Brennan Pushed Steele Dossier
A dispute has erupted over whether former FBI Director James Comey or his CIA counterpart, John Brennan, promoted the unverified Steele dossier as the Obama-era intelligence community targeted the Trump campaign.

According to Fox Newsan email chain exists which indicates that Comey told bureau subordinates that Brennan insisted on the dossier's inclusion in the intelligence community assessment (ICA) on Russian interference. Also interesting is that the dossier was referred to as "crown material" in the emails - a possible reference to the fact that Steele is a former British spy. 

In a statement to Fox, however, a former CIA official "put the blame squarely on Comey." 

"Former Director Brennan, along with former [Director of National Intelligence] James Clapper, are the ones who opposed James Comey’s recommendation that the Steele Dossier be included in the intelligence report," said the official. 

Much more at the site. The next year is going to be a lot of fun to see. The whole Democratic deep-state is unraveling.

Illegal immigration and crime

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Interesting numbers from the US Department of Justice - from Conservative Review:

DOJ report: 43% of all offenders last year were non-citizens
While jailbreak, known by its proponents as “criminal justice reform,” is misguided on the state level, it is downright built upon a false premise on the federal level. The latest report from the U.S. Sentencing Commission demonstrates that the 800-pound gorilla in the room clogging up the federal criminal justice system is immigration, not “low-level” domestic offenders.

If we only solved our border problem and deported illegal aliens before they commit more crimes, not only would we be safer, but we’d save a ton of money on the federal criminal justice system – without irresponsibly releasing American criminals back into our communities, as proposed by jailbreak proponents.

According to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, in its recently published 2018 report on federal sentencing statistics, 54.3 percent of the 69,425 federal offenders last year were Hispanic, and 42.7 percent of offenders were non-citizens. The two biggest offense categories were immigration (34.4 percent) and drugs (28.1 percent).

Much more at the site with links to corroborating data.

How much are the cartels paying Schumer and Pelosi? No other answer comes to mind.

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