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The Mainstream Media, The Deep State, Hollywood, And Establishment Republicans All Cheer Doug Jones Stunning Senate Victory In Alabama

The Daily Sheeple - 1 hour 37 min ago

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Democrat Doug Jones has won the Alabama Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions in a stunning upset that was aided by accusations of sexual assault levied against his opponent Roy Moore and establishment Republicans abandoning their own parties candidate in favor of the pro gun control former prosecutor.

The upset gave a previously “unimagined” victory for Democrats while moving the Republicans Senate majority to a single seat which will directly hurt the populist Trump agenda while helping the establishment on both sides of the aisle.

The New York Times reported:

Mr. Jones’s victory could have significant consequences on the national level, snarling Republicans’ legislative agenda in Washington and opening, for the first time, a realistic but still difficult path for Democrats to capture the Senate next year. It amounted to a stinging snub of President Trump, who broke with much of his party and fully embraced Mr. Moore’s candidacy, seeking to rally support for him in the closing days of the campaign.

Amid thunderous applause from his supporters at a downtown hotel, Mr. Jones held up his victory as a message to Washington from voters fed up with political warfare. For once, he said, Alabama had declined to take “the wrong fork” at a political crossroads.

“We have shown the country the way that we can be unified,” Mr. Jones declared, draping his election in the language of reconciliation and consensus. “This entire race has been about dignity and respect. This campaign has been about the rule of law.”

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Propelled by a backlash against Mr. Moore, an intensely polarizing former judge who was accused of sexually assaulting young girls, Mr. Jones overcame the state’s daunting demographics and deep cultural conservatism. His campaign targeted African-American voters with a sprawling, muscular turnout operation, and appealed to educated whites to turn their backs on the Republican Party.

McClatchy also noted how important this win was for the anti-Trump agenda:

Yet Jones’ victory over Republican Roy Moore also comes as a relief to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. McConnell championed Moore’s primary opponent and called on the nominee to leave the race after several women came forward to complain that Moore had pursued them as teenagers.

The GOP struggled throughout 2017 when it controlled 52 of the 100 seats in the Senate. Tuesday’s loss is sure to boost the influence of maverick Republican senators such as Susan Collins of Maine, who was one of three Republicans to oppose the Senate’s latest effort to repeal the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

Collins has played a critical role in the current tax debate as well, insisting that she has an agreement with leadership that legislation to reinstate cost-sharing payments to insurance companies passes before the tax bill is complete. House conservatives have opposed the measure, but Collins says she’s talked to President Donald Trump about getting it done.

House and Senate Republicans are trying to hammer out the details on a sweeping tax plan with the goal of delivering it to the White House for Trump’s signature by Christmas. McConnell insisted Tuesday that the unusual speed of the negotiations is unrelated to the prospect of losing a critical vote.

That vote, though, could matter in 2018 as programs that have traditionally attracted some Republican support will be on the schedule. Immigration reform is expected to be on the Senate’s agenda. Conservatives will push for more spending restraint. Environmental programs will be debated.

Predictably, the same forces who have fought Donald Trump since the beginning are all cheering Jones stunning upset – From Hollywood to the deep state, all the way to Rhino Republicans, the establishment is clearly happy.

Pro-amnesty advocates are also cheering Jones victory.

All across the establishment, anti-Trump media, Jones victory is being hailed as a direct attack on the president when in reality he won an election by an extremely close margin against a candidate that the media spent a month calling a pedophile.

It is important to note that if (and thats a BIG if) the allegations against Moore were true then obviously he should not be in Congress. With that being said, the liberal media never actually cared whether or not Moore was guilty (as evidenced by their support of liberals like Bill Clinton) rather they only cared that his loss could hurt a president that they openly stand against.

Whether you supported Roy Moore or not, the election of Democrat Doug Jones to the Senate is only a good thing if you are against the 2nd Amendment, for amnesty, and want Donald Trump impeached.

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Univ. of Oklahoma regent said it’s OK to for men to ‘sleep with little boys’ if it’s OK to be gay

The Blaze - 3 hours 24 sec ago

Kirk Humphreys knew he was about to make a lot of people mad.

The former Oklahoma City mayor and current member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents said so before he made comments about gay people and pedophiles that have him under fire.

“Is homosexuality right or wrong?” Humphreys asked during a local TV public affairs show Monday. “It’s not relative, there’s a right and wrong. If it’s OK, then it’s OK for everybody and, quite frankly, it’s OK for men to sleep with little boys.”

Calls to resign

The backlash was swift and severe. OU President David Boren released a statement separating himself and the university from Humphreys’ comments.

“I do not share his views on this matter,” Boren said.

Multiple LGBTQ organizations condemned Humphreys and called for him to resign from the Board of Regents, calling his comments “disheartening and dangerous for LGBTQ youth.”

Humphreys apologizes

As Humphreys was widely criticized for his remarks, Humphreys bowed to the pressure and apologized late Monday, telling NewsOK that he didn’t mean to equate “homosexuality with pedophilia.”

He didn’t, however, back off of his belief that homosexuality is wrong.

“That was not my intention or desire,” Humphreys said. “I apologize for my lack of clarity and realize this has resulted in a strong reaction by some and has hurt people’s feelings. For clarification, my moral stance about homosexuality is that it is against the teachings of Scripture. Although, I know that upsets some people, it is my belief. In America, we have the right to believe as we choose and to freely express that belief.”

Humphreys’ controversial comments came shortly after the 7:30 mark in the below video, during a discussion about sexual misconduct among lawmakers.

(H/T The Oklahoman)

Connection? President Trump Authorizes NASA To Return Americans To The Moon As Experts Investigate “Alien Comet” That Recently Sailed Past Earth

SHTFplan.com - 3 hours 32 min ago

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President Donald Trump recently signed a new directive that reauthorizes NASA to return American astronauts to the moon in a move that directly countered the Obama administrations push to privatize space exploration.

Complete with multiple astronauts in attendance, Trump made “Space Policy Directive 1” official which not only allows the country to once again put man on the moon, it also lays the groundwork for an eventual mission to Mars.

“This marks an important step in returning American astronauts to the Moon for long term exploration,” said Trump, while also implying that there may eventually be a base built on the moon as well as “potential” mining activities.

“We’re about to begin new journeys of exploration and discovery and once again imagine possibilities awaiting in those big, beautiful stars, and dare to dream big,” Trump continued.

Gizmodo reported:

In addition to “reclaiming our proud destiny in space,” Trump said the new directive will spur innovation—including the development of technologies that can be leveraged for military applications.

The mission to the Moon, it’s clear, is more than just about restoring American pride—it’s also about making sure the US continues to be a part of the 21st century space race.

Vice President Mike Pence, who’s the chairman of the National Space Council, spoke after Trump, saying it’s a “momentous occasion in the history of American space exploration”—one that will ensure Americans “lead in space once again.”

Pence said the recommendations made by the re-launched National Space Council were unanimously approved. The plan, said Pence, will “provide for the common defense of the United States,” and “spur innovation…and see jobs created that we couldn’t even imagine will be created today.”

Interestingly, the news that we will once again be putting man on the moon came as a team of astronomers announced that a comet that recently sailed past the earth may have been extraterrestrial in origin.

The cigar shaped asteroid, ‘Oumuamua, was the first interstellar object seen in the solar system after it was discovered by scientists who now plan to scan it in the hopes that they find radio signals coming from the comet itself.

The Daily Mail reported:

The alien-hunting project will use the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia for its investigation, with the campaign set to begin at 3:00pm ET (8:00pm GMT) on Wednesday.

The telescopes sensitive equipment would would take less than a minute to pick up something as faint as the radio waves from a smartphone, according to the Atlantic.

Milner, the business mogul behind Breakthrough Listen, a $100 million (£75m) search for intelligent extraterrestrial life, received an email about the object last week from one of his chief scientists.

Amazingly, one of the chief scientists for “Breakthrough Listen” noted that the more he studied the object the more he came to believe that it might be artificially created.

‘The more I study this object, the more unusual it appears, making me wonder whether it might be an artificially made probe which was sent by an alien civilisation,’ Professor Avi Loeb, the chair of Harvard’s astronomy department and one of Milner’s advisers on Breakthrough Listen, wrote in the email.

Professor Loeb said the space rock’s peculiar elongated shape is odd for a common space rock but ideal for a ship flying between star systems.

While we obviously do not have proof that there is a connection here, it does make one wonder, especially when you consider that Trump’s decision was a complete reversal from former President Obama’s with the decision seemingly coming out of no where.

Regardless, I think it is safe to say that the country as a whole is much better off having NASA send Americans into space rather than using private companies who are trying to make money while at the same time attempt to explore space.

There simply is no reason that NASA should not be sending astronauts to the moon.

Breaking: Shocking surprise in Alabama election

The Blaze - 3 hours 49 min ago

The election for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat was called early for the Democrat Doug Jones, who has defeated Roy Moore, the Republican hindered by allegations of sexual harassment.

Exit polling showed that Alabama voters were divided along partisan lines about whether the allegations were true, and whether they made any difference in their voting. decision.

A poll before the election showed that a majority of Americans believed that Moore should be expelled from the Senate if he had been elected.

Moore benefitted from a late development in the earliest allegation made against him when his accuser admitted that she had written in the latter part of the yearbook inscription she had held up as evidence of their interaction. But it was not enough to take the seat.

Lindsey Vonn Transitions From Empowered Feminist to Damsel In Distress After Taking Flak On Trump

The Daily Sheeple - 4 hours 2 min ago

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Skier Lindsey Vonn made a seamless transition from empowered feminist to damsel in distress on Tuesday after receiving backlash for her comments bashing President Trump.

From USA Today, “Lindsey Vonn on backlash to her Trump comments: Some ‘hoping I break my neck'”:

In an Instagram post on Tuesday morning, U.S. Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn described the backlash she has faced since her remarks about President Donald Trump on CNN last week.

Vonn wrote that she has received comments from people “hoping I break my neck.” Vonn had told CNN she would be representing “the people of the United States, not the president” in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Vonn, who recently suffered a minor back injury in Switzerland preparing for the Olympics, also wrote that some had told her, “God is punishing me for being ‘anti-Trump.'”

“My recent comments (with CNN about President Donald Trump) opened up my eyes as to how divided we are right now,” Vonn wrote, calling the comments “hurtful.”

Here’s her full statement:

As I head to France for the next races, I would like to share with you my reflections from the past few days. I’ve received a tremendous amount of feedback, both positive and negative, about my recent CNN interview. The point that I was trying to articulate is that all Olympic athletes represent their nation as a whole, and are not representatives of their government or any specific political figure or party. None of us work tirelessly for years on end to compete in the Olympics on behalf of Democrats or Republicans. The Olympics are a non-political event, a chance for everyone to put aside their differences and be on the same “team.”. That does not mean that Olympic athletes don’t have political opinions. As an American, I am extremely proud that our great nation was founded on principals and ideals where citizens can express our opinions openly. It is a privilege that some others around the world don’t have. I am proud to be an American, and I want our country to continue to be a symbol of hope, compassion, inclusion and world unity. My travels around the world have recently made clear that this is no longer how people view the United States. You cannot pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV in Europe without noticing how people are questioning our direction. It seems to me that we must lead with understanding and strive for unity in our relationships throughout the world. As for myself, my recent comments opened up my eyes as to how divided we are right now. It is hurtful to read comments where people are hoping I break my neck or that God is punishing me for being “anti-Trump.” We need to find a way to put aside our differences and find common ground in communicating. Is it wrong to hope for a better world? All of this is much bigger than skiing and the Olympics. I am going to take the next two months to focus on what I can do and right now that is competing for my country. In doing that, I will be hoping that we Americans can still be that “shining city on a hill.”

A post shared by L I N D S E Y • V O N N (@lindseyvonn) on Dec 12, 2017 at 4:57am PST

Translation: the European fake news media is making fun of us, therefor I threw our country under the bus to be accepted.

You libs need to decide whether our nation was founded by evil, patriarchal, white supremacist slave owners or progressive liberals who supported open borders and feminism, because it can’t be both.

It’s the same situation with you posing as an empowered feminist only to turn into a damsel in distress as soon as it suits you.

These contradictions can’t be photoshopped away.

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Here’s Merriam-Webster’s word of 2017 — and what it really means is up for debate

The Blaze - 4 hours 9 min ago

The word of 2017, according to Merriam-Webster, is “feminism.”

In a year that began with the Women’s March on Washington and is concluding with women rocking multiple industries by telling of their experiences as victims of sexual misconduct, millions of people went to the dictionary to answer one question:

What does feminism actually mean?

The first dictionary reference to the word came in 1841, by Merriam-Webster founder Noah Webster. Back then, the word referred to “the qualities of females” or “femaleness.” Decades passed before it took on the political connotations it has today.

The current definitions say feminism is the “theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes” and “organized activities on behalf of women’s rights and interests.”

“The word feminism was being use in a kind of general way,” lexicographer Peter Sokolowski said to Fox News. “The feminism of this big protest, but it was also used in a kind of specific way: What does it mean to be a feminist in 2017? Those kinds of questions are the kinds of things, I think, that send people to the dictionary.”

Online searches for the word spiked several times throughout the year:

  • The Women’s Marches after President Donald Trump’s inauguration
  • Usage of the word linking Hillary Clinton to suffragettes of the early 1900s
  • The “Me Too” movement that saw women revealing times they experienced sexual abuse of some kind
  • When Kellyanne Conway spoke at the Conservative Political Action Committee and pushed back against feminism as pro-abortion and anti-male

There were nine runners-up for word of the year, in no order:

  • Complicit
  • Recuse
  • Empathy
  • Dotard
  • Syzgy
  • Gyro
  • Federalism
  • Hurricane
  • Gaffe

“Surreal” was Merriam-Webster’s 2016 word of the year.

Michael Snyder And Other Pro-Trump Candidates For Congress Are Freaking The Establishment Out

The Daily Sheeple - 4 hours 16 min ago

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Literally dozens of pro-Trump candidates are running for seats in Congress in 2018, and the establishment is really starting to freak out about this.

If having Trump in the White House was a nightmare for them, how are they going to respond once his allies start taking control of Capitol Hill?  For a very long time I have been saying that the 2018 mid-term elections are going to be the most important in modern American history.

They will inevitably be a referendum on Trump and his policies, and I believe that the American people will support Trump wholeheartedly.

Personally, I am running as a pro-Trump candidate in Idaho’s first congressional district.  Trump supporters have been flocking to my campaign, and it is absolutely amazing how much momentum we have built up over the past few months.

At first my opponents were very polite to me because they didn’t see me as a threat.  But then they started seeing numbers that showed how well I was doing, and now the claws are coming out.

It is funny how the attacks against me and other pro-Trump candidates around the nation sound almost exactly like the attacks that are constantly being hurled at Trump himself.  But like Trump, we are refusing to be intimidated and we are keeping our eye on the ball.

Our campaign website is getting the most visits of any of the candidates, our Facebook page has the most likes, and we won the most recent online poll by a very wide margin.  We need your help to keep the momentum going, because the establishment is likely to continue to hammer me with attacks up until election day.

Other pro-Trump candidates are getting a lot of heat as well.  One of the candidates that I really like is Tom Campbell of North Dakota

In his ads and in this latest interview, Campbell has made it clear that he’s aligning himself with President Donald Trump, citing Trump’s popularity with North Dakotans.

He also credits a roaring stock market and low unemployment to the president’s influence, although those are trends that arguably began during Barack Obama’s presidency.

Campbell wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act (months after such an effort by GOP lawmakers failed) and is keeping a “close eye” on where Trump lands on the North American Free Trade Agreement.

But since Campbell has aligned himself so closely with Trump, he is even getting attacked by members of his own party.

In fact, state representative Roscoe Streyle (a Republican) recently said that he does not believe that Campbell has any chance of beating incumbent Heidi Heitkamp (a Democrat)…

He faces an uphill battle, not only against Heitkamp but against his own party here. At least one of his own party in the state thinks Campbell is wasting his time.

“I don’t think Tom Campbell can beat Heidi in any way, shape or form,” state Rep. Roscoe Streyle, R-Minot, said in this weekend’s report. “I just don’t think he has what it takes, from a raising money standpoint, to being able to debate her, to a record that would show he’s done anything in the Legislature.”

If that is what members of his own party are saying about Campbell, what are the Democrats going to throw at him?

Another pro-Trump candidate that is getting relentlessly attacked is Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee.  One of the things that is great about her is that she is “politically incorrect and proud of it”

Calling the place she wants to work “totally dysfunctional” and “enough to drive you nuts,” Blackburn touts that she is a “hard core, card-carrying Tennessee conservative. I’m politically incorrect and proud of it.”

“So, let me just say it like it is: The fact that our Republican majority in the U.S. Senate can’t overturn Obamacare, or will not overturn Obamacare — it’s a disgrace,” the eight-term congresswoman continues. “Too many Senate Republicans act like Democrats — or worse. And that’s what we have to change.”

She is a very solid pro-Trump conservative, and there is nothing about her that should upset anyone.  The following summary of what she stands for comes from her official website

  • Continue to fight to repeal Obamacare.
  • Fight to protect the unborn. Marsha is 100% pro-life.
  • Fight to protect our Second Amendment rights. Marsha is a gun owner with a concealed carry permit for the Lady Smith she packs in her purse.
  • Fight to cut wasteful spending. Marsha believes our government takes too much and spends too much.
  • Fight to bring significant tax relief to hard-working Tennesseans.
  • Support President Trump’s immigration ban and work with him to build the wall.

All of that sounds good to me, but her opponents are calling her a “wing nut” and a “knuckle-dragging conservative”

“I know the left calls me a wing nut, or a knuckle-dragging conservative. And you know what? I say that’s all right, bring it on,” Blackburn says.

In 2018, we need to stand with pro-Trump candidates for Congress such as Campbell and Blackburn.  And you can find a list of close to 30 such candidates on Facebook right here.

In addition, if you would like to learn more about my pro-Trump campaign for Congress, please visit MichaelSnyderForCongress.com.

We are trying to take our government back, and 2018 can be a major step in the right direction.  But we have all got to work together, because the attacks against us are going to be quite fierce.

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Federal Government Continues to Argue in Favor of Indefinitely Detaining an American Citizen

The Daily Sheeple - 4 hours 25 min ago

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On Monday a federal judge challenged the U.S. government to justify the continued imprisonment of an American citizen who has been denied access to a lawyer for over three months.

Washington D.C. – U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan has expressed skepticism and frustration over the U.S. government’s arguments for detaining an American citizen for three months.

On Monday, at the latest hearing in the case of American Civil Liberties Union v. Mattis, the Justice Department argued that the court had no authority to rule on wartime detentions by U.S. military in an overseas conflict zone. Judge Chutkan seemed to lean in favor of the ACLU’s argument that the man should have access to a lawyer, which he has been denied thus far.

The ACLU is fighting to represent the American who has been accused of fighting alongside the Islamic State in Syria. The U.S military has been detaining the American citizen at a secret prison in Iraq without access to a lawyer or even releasing his name to the public. He has been labeled an “enemy combatant” by the Trump administration despite a lack of evidence to bring charges against the man.

At a November 30 hearing, the government revealed that the man asserted his constitutional rights to a lawyer. Still, the government claims they are not sure he wants to challenge his imprisonment via the courts. The issue to be decided in ACLU v. Mattis is whether or not the U.S. government can hold someone indefinitely without a court review.

The U.S. government believes it can hold a suspect for a “reasonable period” before deciding whether or not to charge or release the individual. The government also claims that the ACLU cannot represent the man because they have had no contact with him and he has not made a request.

“He wants counsel, which is an assertion and a request that I don’t think I can ignore,” Judge Chutkan said Monday as reported by the Washington Times. Justice Department attorney Kathryn Wyer told the judge it was a “temporary situation” and the government is “trying to resolve this matter expeditiously.” Wyer also stated that the there was no evidence the suspect wanted representation. However, Judge Chutkan was not supportive of this claim.

“He understands enough to say ‘I want a lawyer, I’m not going to say anything until I get a lawyer, and I’m willing to wait until I get a lawyer,’” she said.

This is not the first time in three months the judge has admonished the government. On November 30 the judge also chastised the government for not being prepared and failing to provide vital information for the case.

“You’re not answering my question, and I’m not trying to be impatient but I’m growing impatient,” Chutkan said at the time. “The court feels the need for that information in order to make an adequate determination in this case. … Frankly, I’m amazed you didn’t come to this hearing with that information.”

According to the Washington Times, an anonymous senior administration official with knowledge of the case said the government is still trying to determine what to do with the man. “We don’t want to release someone who is a terrorist. We don’t want to hold someone who can’t be held,” the official told the Times. “We are trying to see if we have all the evidence collected yet.”

The crux of the case is whether or not the judge will throw out the ACLU’s habeas corpus petition on legal grounds. Habeas corpus is a recourse in law which allows an individual to report an unlawful detention or imprisonment to a court and request that the court order a determination of whether the detention is lawful.

The U.S. Constitution specifically includes the habeas procedure in the Suspension Clause (Clause 2), located in Article One, Section 9. This states that “The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.”

According to Lawfare blog, the ruling will likely look at the Supreme Court’s 2004 decision in Hamdi v. Rumsfeld. In that case, the courts found that at some “reasonable point” a detained American is constitutionally entitled to a habeas corpus petition and access to a neutral tribunal to challenge the legality of their detention. Lawfare writes:

With respect to ACLU v. Mattis, if the court eventually reaches the underlying merits, the government surely will rely on Hamdi and likely also argue that the fact that the the government is detaining the prisoner extraterritorially calls into question the full application of the Constitution to his case.

The court is expected to rule in the coming days on the matter.

As Activist Post previously reported, it is possible that this man is being held under section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual military budget.

Many of you may remember that the NDAA 2012 contained the controversial section 1021 and 1022, provisions which allowed indefinite detention of American citizens without a right to trial if they are suspected of terrorism.

Unfortunately this disturbing detention of an American citizen is likely already codified into law. No matter how immoral or wrong we believe it to be, the courts are controlled by the same people maneuvering the political show. Individual judges like Chutkan may attempt to push back against the tyranny.

Ultimately we must recognize that these violations of liberty are not an exception, but rather part of the standard operating procedure of the State. As long as this centralized power exists we will continue to suffer.

Derrick Broze is an investigative journalist and liberty activist. He is the Lead Investigative Reporter forActivistPost.com and the founder of the TheConsciousResistance.com. Follow him on Twitter. Derrick is the author of three books: The Conscious Resistance: Reflections on Anarchy and Spirituality and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 1 and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 2

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Anonymous Hacks ISIS Accounts Finds Attacks Planned For US, Bomb-Making Plans

The Daily Sheeple - 4 hours 31 min ago

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Sources within the Anonymous hacking community have hacked multiple ISIS associated accounts and found damning information.

A contact of the Free Thought Project within the Anonymous community has informed us and provided evidence of an Islamic State group that is discussing the carrying out of attacks within the United States, namely New York City.

The hacking collective has compromised hundreds of accounts associated with ISIS and informed TFTP last week that they are monitoring these groups. Communicating in Spanish, Arabic, and English the terrorist groups are using the popular Telegram app to communicate.

Members of the hacking collective ~#GhostSquadHackers are behind this potentially massive hack.

One group, in particular, named the “Islamic State” on the telegram app has been promoting images celebrating planned attacks in New York City. These images were being shared BEFORE yesterday’s failed bombing attempt.

These screen captures were taken two days before the attack in New York.These screen captures were taken two days before the attack in New York.

On Monday morning, a 27-year-old alleged terrorist by the name of Akayed Ullah walked into the underground tunnel between Times Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal and detonated a crudely-made pipe bomb. Luckily no one but Ullah was seriously injured.

Ullah has since been charged with terrorism for the attack.

It is important to point out that after Ullah’s pipe bomb failed, our source within Anonymous noticed the groups began sharing instructions for making bombs. While it is unknown if this group is connected Akayed Ullah and the attack in New York City, this information should not be ignored.

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There are far more instructions shared in these messages but TFTP will not be posting them.

~#GhostSquadHackers have since taken to Twitter to post these images which is why we are now reporting it publicly.

Before publishing this article, TFTP spoke with the terrorism department of the NYPD and we have provided them with all the information we had. This information has been given to the FBI as well.

This is not the first time groups of Anonymous hackers have thwarted terrorists. As TFTP has previously reported, after the attacks in Paris, Anonymous has made its vision of eviscerating ISIS devastatingly clear.

Immediately after the attacks, tens of thousands of social media accounts with links to the terrorist regime were taken offline. But that was only the beginning.

Shortly after that, as TFTP reported, hackers claimed to have prevented an actual attack. 

Also, in 2015, the Free Thought Project reported on Anonymous’ move to publish a ‘Guide to Fighting ISIS Online.’

The release of this guide enlisted the talents of amateur hackers worldwide, and the results have been nothing short of phenomenal.

The guide was published in an IRC (internet relay chat) channel by a member of the hacker group. That member released the guide, along with the following message.

“Instead of sitting idle in the [chat] channel or lurking around and doing nothing, you can benefit greatly from the different tools and guides that have been provided to you,”he wrote.

“Your contribution means a lot and we encourage you to partake in all of the Op’s activities if you can, the more the merrier.”

Despite the threat of ISIS attacks on US soil being particularly low, in the last two months, we’ve seen a seeming increase in New York.

After their defeat in Syria, and with the ceasing of funding from the CIA, the Islamic State is seemingly reeling and could be trying to bolster support with new attacks. Hopefully, with everyone working together, we can prevent them in the future.

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Hypocrite: Kirsten Gillibrand Won’t Disavow Sexual Predator Bill Clinton

The Daily Sheeple - 4 hours 42 min ago

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is at war with Donald Trump over accusations of sexual assault yet failed to disavow Bill Clinton over his far more substantial acts of sexual predation and has taken at least six political donations in the past from Harvey Weinstein.

Gillibrand told CNN on Monday that Trump “should be fully investigated and he should resign” over accusations that he assaulted women, adding, “President Trump has committed assault, according to these women, and those are very credible allegations of misconduct and criminal activity.”

Trump hit back this morning with a tweet in which he said Gillibrand was “someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them).”

The claims against Trump were already aired last year, and in one case directly disputed by an eyewitness, but are now being regurgitated in light of the #MeToo scandal.

Three women who appeared on the Today Show with Megyn Kelly yesterday re-told their stories but with seemingly inane new claims, including that Trump asked for one of their phone numbers and, in another case, Trump called one of them a rude word.

However, Democrats seem intent on sweeping up Trump in the outrage over the sexual assault scandal that has ensnared top names in both politics and Hollywood.

Ironic therefore that Gillibrand herself has been pictured with and politically aligned with several actual sexual predators during her career, including Harvey Weinstein.

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The Senator’s ties with Weinstein run deeper than the occasional photo. Records show that the disgraced film producer donated money to Gillibrand’s political campaigns on at least six separate occasions.

While Weinstein only admitted to some of the claims against him this year, his notorious behavior with women was an open secret in Hollywood for decades.

Here’s Gillibrand appearing alongside Anthony Weiner, a convicted sex offender who transferred obscene material to a minor and is currently serving a 21 month prison sentence.

Gillibrand was also seemingly unperturbed by the innumerable accusations of sexual assault and rape against Bill Clinton. She did say Clinton should have resigned over his affair with Monica Lewinsky (20 years later), although that was a consensual relationship.

When Clinton campaigned for her in 2006, long after the rape and sexual assault accusations against him came to light, Gillibrand was happy to appear alongside Clinton.

While Gillibrand is demanding Trump resign over the relatively flimsy accusations against him, it’s unlikely she’ll be disavowing Clinton any time soon despite the claims against him being far more substantial.

This once again underscores how claims of sexual assault, on both sides of the political spectrum, are either immediately believed or completely ignored depending on whether political points can be scored, and not whether the accusations are actually proven to be true.

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Cryptocurrency Chaos: Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum All Keep Surging To New Record Highs With No End In Sight

The Economic Collapse Blog - 5 hours 2 min ago

The cryptocurrency revolution is the biggest story in the financial world right now. In recent days I have spent a lot of time writing about Bitcoin, but the truth is that all of the major cryptocurrencies have been on an unprecedented run lately. In fact, some of them have been rising much faster in price than Bitcoin has. So even though Bitcoin is now worth almost 18 times as much as it was at the beginning of 2017, that actually pales in comparison to how fast Litecoin has been rising. Of course not all of these cryptocurrencies will eventually succeed. There are about 1000 different cryptocurrencies in existence at the moment, and most of them will inevitably fail. But for now virtually every cryptocurrency is soaring, and the total market cap for all cryptocurrencies combined is rapidly approaching half a trillion dollars.

Let’s start our discussion with Bitcoin. As I write this, a single Bitcoin is worth $17696.99, and that is absolutely astounding considering that the price was sitting at just about $1,000 as 2017 began.

We have seen the price of Bitcoin double over and over again, and this last cycle only took 22 days. At this point Bitcoin is so hot that people are actually mortgaging their homes in order to get money to invest…

Securities regulator Joseph Borg says he has seen people doing everything from running up credit card debt to mortgaging their homes to pour money into the cryptocurrency.

It’s easy, from one angle, to see why. Bitcoin started out the year being worth $1,000. On Nov. 20, Bitcoin set a new record by passing the $8,000 mark. As of mid-morning Tuesday, it was worth over $17,000. Very few investments double their value in just 22 days.

Of course Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies don’t actually have any intrinsic value at all. They only have value because people think that they have value, and right now we are witnessing one of the wildest “financial manias” in recorded history.

In fact, Bitcoin mania has now actually surpassed the infamous Dutch Tulip bubble of 1636 and 1637 according to one analyst

One month later, the price of bitcoin has exploded even higher, and so it is time to refresh where in the global bubble race bitcoin now stands, and also whether it has finally surpassed “Tulips.”

Conveniently, overnight the former Bridgewater analysts Howard Wang and Robert Wu who make up Convoy, released the answer in the form of an updated version of their asset bubble chart. In the new commentary, Wang writes that the Bitcoin prices have again more than doubled since the last update, and “its price has now gone up over 17 times this year, 64 times over the last three years and superseded that of the Dutch Tulip’s climb over the same time frame.”

Can Bitcoin defy financial gravity and continue to climb higher in price?

We shall see.

Meanwhile, the fifth largest cryptocurrency, Litecoin, has more than doubled in price since Sunday afternoon. And overall, the price of Litecoin has been rising much, much faster than Bitcoin so far this year…

Litecoin (LTC) has proved the underdog and is currently dominating crypto charts. In the past 24 hours, the price of Litecoin has surged over 45% hitting a new all-time high of $255.40, according to CoinMarketCap. The 24-hour trading volume for Litecoin has crossed $4.68 billion while the market cap has surpassed $13 billion. Currently the cryptocurrency is trading at $245.51.

An interesting fact is that if we closely look at the stats since the beginning of 2017, when Litecoin traded at a mere price of $4.3, the token has appreciated investors’ money almost twice as much as bitcoin has done. If to calculate the returns as on the existing date, it turns out that during the afore-mentioned period Litecoin has gained more than 5500 percent against Bitcoin’s 1800 percent.

5500 percent in a single year is absolutely crazy.

There are some people out there that have made absolutely extraordinary amounts of money investing in cryptocurrencies, and another one that is extremely hot right now is Ethereum

Ethereum, the number two digital currency by market capitalization, topped $600 today to set a new all time high. According to CNBC, the surge comes as UBS announced they will head an Ethereum-based Blockchain initiative along with Barclay’s, Credit Suisse, KBC, Swiss stock exchange SIX and Thomson Reuters. The initiative is designed to help these companies comply with new European Union trade data standards that go into effect in 2018.

Ethereum now has a total market cap of more than 60 billion dollars.

That makes Ethereum more valuable than General Motors or Aetna.

Seriously.

After seeing all of the money that has been made, many are racing to learn how to invest in cryptocurrencies, but it is never wise to invest after a giant bubble has already formed. According to banking giant UBS, Bitcoin is “the bubble to end all bubbles”, and they are not optimistic about where things are headed…

UBS Wealth Management is not a believer in bitcoin becoming a legitimate currency even as the launch of futures lead some investors to believe the cryptocurrency will become a more stable market.

“The bubble to end all bubbles continues. Cryptocurrencies only have value if accepted as currencies. However, they cannot be used for the most important transaction in an economy, and cryptocurrency supply can only rise and never fall (making them a poor store of value),” global chief economist Paul Donovan wrote in a post Monday. “To date, using cryptocurrencies requires (effectively) a simultaneous asset sale and purchase of goods or services.”

But there are others that are entirely convinced that we are in the very early stages of a global financial revolution that is going to completely change the world. Just consider the words of Alex Stanczyk

Imagine a world where a teenage girl in India can start a business, sell her wares or services, and then through her phone, internet, and crypto-currency store the fruit of her labor. She can then buy an item on Amazon and have it shipped to her half-way around the world without ever having to open a bank account. This is the future that crypto-currency promises.

Having transactions validated with cryptography means we can trust the math, and not have to rely on a human intermediary or the bank. The only way to compromise the cryptography requires computing power that no private (or sovereign) entity in the world can bring to bear. I have heard one crypto expert assert that the current hashing power of the voluntary nodes processing the bitcoin algorithm has more power than all of the world’s supercomputers combined. Because it is a distributed public ledger, it means that no single entity controls it, but everyone gets to see the transactions in it. This performs the primary function of every bank since Medici, which is keeping track of where the money goes. Only now, you don’t need the bank. The technology has the potential to dis-intermediate the banks, and therefore the political class, from having total control of every aspect of peoples financial lives.

In the end, the real story is not how valuable these cryptocurrencies become relative to U.S. dollars.

Rather, the real story will be whether or not these cryptocurrencies will be used to free humanity from the debt-based system that the central bankers are currently using to oppress the entire planet.

If these cryptocurrencies can be used as a tool for freedom, we should all greatly applaud that. But if they are only going to serve as speculative investments, then their ultimate value is going to be greatly limited.

Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

Man Killed by Negligent Discharge at Houston Area Gun Range

The Truth About Guns - 5 hours 26 min ago

A customer of a Cypress, Texas shooting range was shot and killed this morning when a range employee, who was reportedly working on a hunting rifle, discharged the gun, sending a round through a building wall and striking the unidentified customer as he was walking across the parking lot. As click2houston.com reports, this morning’s pre-Christmas […]

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Veteran Takes on Suspects

GOA's Self Defense Corner - 5 hours 43 min ago

Two Suspects Break into Home of Korean War Veteran, Only One Lives to Tell

Two suspects broke into the home of a Korean War veteran on Friday and one them died on scene from a bullet wound to the chest.

Live Decision Desk results from the Alabama special election

The Blaze - 6 hours 25 min ago

The Alabama special election has taken on national attention after the numerous allegations of sexual harassment against Republican candidate Roy Moore, but polls show that he may have made up for the initial loss of support.

TheBlaze is proud to bring you results from the Decision Desk, one of the finest and most accurate election day compilers of voting data.

Pundits are eagerly awaiting results from the special election that will fill the Alabama seat in the U.S. Senate vacated by Jeff Sessions, who left to join the Trump administration as Attorney General.

What do the polls say?

Recent polls have swung widely, with some showing Moore as much as ten points behind Doug Jones, and others showing Moore recovering his support after an initial drop.

Early exit poll results show that Alabama voters are divided on whether the allegations against Moore are true or not.

Another recent poll shows a majority of voters believe Moore should be expelled from the Senate even if elected.

A test for Trump’s influence?

Some see the Alabama election as a test to see whether President Trump retains enough political power to help Republicans retain seats in Congress. However, this must be tempered by the fact that he endorsed Luther Strange in the Alabama primary, a GOP establishment pick.

After being previously reticent to weigh in on the election, Trump has been much more vocal recently in his support for Moore.

“The people of Alabama will do the right thing,” he tweeted Tuesday morning. “Doug Jones is Pro-Abortion, weak on Crime, Military and Illegal Immigration, Bad for Gun Owners and Veterans and against the WALL.”

“Jones is a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet. Roy Moore will always vote with us,” he concluded. “VOTE ROY MOORE!”

IWB or OWB, The Concealed Carry Conundrum: Guns For Beginners

The Truth About Guns - 6 hours 25 min ago

Lots of concealed carriers choose either inside the waistband or outside the waistband and stick with it. Then there are those of us who switch back and forth depending on circumstances, time of year and how you’ll need to dress. IWB gives you ultimate concealment while OWB enhances comfort while carrying your shootin’ iron all […]

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Michael Snyder And Other Pro-Trump Candidates For Congress Are Freaking The Establishment Out

The Economic Collapse Blog - 6 hours 43 min ago

Literally dozens of pro-Trump candidates are running for seats in Congress in 2018, and the establishment is really starting to freak out about this.  If having Trump in the White House was a nightmare for them, how are they going to respond once his allies start taking control of Capitol Hill?  For a very long time I have been saying that the 2018 mid-term elections are going to be the most important in modern American history.  They will inevitably be a referendum on Trump and his policies, and I believe that the American people will support Trump wholeheartedly.

Personally, I am running as a pro-Trump candidate in Idaho’s first congressional district.  Trump supporters have been flocking to my campaign, and it is absolutely amazing how much momentum we have built up over the past few months.

At first my opponents were very polite to me because they didn’t see me as a threat.  But then they started seeing numbers that showed how well I was doing, and now the claws are coming out.

It is funny how the attacks against me and other pro-Trump candidates around the nation sound almost exactly like the attacks that are constantly being hurled at Trump himself.  But like Trump, we are refusing to be intimidated and we are keeping our eye on the ball.  Our campaign website is getting the most visits of any of the candidates, our Facebook page has the most likes, and we won the most recent online poll by a very wide margin.  We need your help to keep the momentum going, because the establishment is likely to continue to hammer me with attacks up until election day.

Other pro-Trump candidates are getting a lot of heat as well.  One of the candidates that I really like is Tom Campbell of North Dakota

In his ads and in this latest interview, Campbell has made it clear that he’s aligning himself with President Donald Trump, citing Trump’s popularity with North Dakotans. He also credits a roaring stock market and low unemployment to the president’s influence, although those are trends that arguably began during Barack Obama’s presidency.

Campbell wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act (months after such an effort by GOP lawmakers failed) and is keeping a “close eye” on where Trump lands on the North American Free Trade Agreement.

But since Campbell has aligned himself so closely with Trump, he is even getting attacked by members of his own party.  In fact, state representative Roscoe Streyle (a Republican) recently said that he does not believe that Campbell has any chance of beating incumbent Heidi Heitkamp (a Democrat)…

He faces an uphill battle, not only against Heitkamp but against his own party here. At least one of his own party in the state thinks Campbell is wasting his time.

“I don’t think Tom Campbell can beat Heidi in any way, shape or form,” state Rep. Roscoe Streyle, R-Minot, said in this weekend’s report. “I just don’t think he has what it takes, from a raising money standpoint, to being able to debate her, to a record that would show he’s done anything in the Legislature.”

If that is what members of his own party are saying about Campbell, what are the Democrats going to throw at him?

Another pro-Trump candidate that is getting relentlessly attacked is Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee.  One of the things that is great about her is that she is “politically incorrect and proud of it”

Calling the place she wants to work “totally dysfunctional” and “enough to drive you nuts,” Blackburn touts that she is a “hard core, card-carrying Tennessee conservative. I’m politically incorrect and proud of it.”

“So, let me just say it like it is: The fact that our Republican majority in the U.S. Senate can’t overturn Obamacare, or will not overturn Obamacare — it’s a disgrace,” the eight-term congresswoman continues. “Too many Senate Republicans act like Democrats — or worse. And that’s what we have to change.”

She is a very solid pro-Trump conservative, and there is nothing about her that should upset anyone.  The following summary of what she stands for comes from her official website

  • Continue to fight to repeal Obamacare.
  • Fight to protect the unborn. Marsha is 100% pro-life.
  • Fight to protect our Second Amendment rights. Marsha is a gun owner with a concealed carry permit for the Lady Smith she packs in her purse.
  • Fight to cut wasteful spending. Marsha believes our government takes too much and spends too much.
  • Fight to bring significant tax relief to hard-working Tennesseans.
  • Support President Trump’s immigration ban and work with him to build the wall.

All of that sounds good to me, but her opponents are calling her a “wing nut” and a “knuckle-dragging conservative”

“I know the left calls me a wing nut, or a knuckle-dragging conservative. And you know what? I say that’s all right, bring it on,” Blackburn says.

In 2018, we need to stand with pro-Trump candidates for Congress such as Campbell and Blackburn.  And you can find a list of close to 30 such candidates on Facebook right here.

In addition, if you would like to learn more about my pro-Trump campaign for Congress, please visit MichaelSnyderForCongress.com.  We are trying to take our government back, and 2018 can be a major step in the right direction.  But we have all got to work together, because the attacks against us are going to be quite fierce.

Trump’s lawyer calls for second special counsel to be named – here’s why

The Blaze - 7 hours 6 min ago

Jay Sekulow, one of the personal lawyers for President Trump, called for a second special counsel to be named in order to investigate corruption in the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Why do they want a second special counsel named?

Sekulow told Axios that reports exposing conflicts of interest at the DOJ and the FBI had grown so egregious and numerous that another investigation was needed in addition to that of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

“The Department of Justice and FBI cannot ignore the multiple problems that have been created by these obvious conflicts of interests,” said Sekulow to Axios.

“These new revelations require the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate,” he concluded.

What conflicts of interest are there?

Most recently, it was discovered that a Department of Justice official was demoted because he had not reported his connections to the primary persons behind Fusion GPS, the controversial opposition research organization that produced the infamous “Trump dossier.”

Then it was discovered that this official’s wife had worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 election.

In another example, top FBI official Peter Strzok was taken off the investigation into Russian interference and collusion when it was discovered that he had sent anti-Trump messages on his phone. Then it was found that this same agent had been involved with the changing of the language in the report that former FBI Director James Comey used to announce that they would not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton.

More voices calling for a special counsel

Sekulow isn’t the only one to call for a second special counsel. On Friday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) demanded that Attorney General Jeff Sessions name a special counsel or step down from his office. Others in conservative media have been calling for such an action in order to investigate Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the “Trump dossier.”

New From Ruger: 10/22 Carbine With Weaver Scope and Case

The Truth About Guns - 7 hours 26 min ago

Squirrels everywhere will be quaking in their little boots. Just in time for Christmas, Ruger has announced an attractive new 10/22 package that just pay displace that Red Ryder BB gun in the corner this year. It shouldn’t be too hard to think of someone who’d love to tear into one of these on Christmas […]

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Colin Kaepernick spoke to Rikers Island inmates, and corrections officers are not happy

The Blaze - 7 hours 36 min ago

New York City officials allowed former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to bring his message about police brutality to inmates at Rikers Island on Tuesday, and corrections officers weren’t pleased, according to the New York Post.

“That’s crazy to me to have a person like Colin Kaepernick in prison talking about police brutality,” said one officer at the event. “It was insulting for me to be there. In the inmate’s eyes, we are the police when they’re locked up.”

Why was he invited?

City Hall spokesman Eric Phillips said Kaepernick should be applauded for his protests and example.

“This is a guy using his celebrity to help young adults turn their lives around, to his own significant professional cost,” Phillips said.

A spokesman for the Department of Corrections echoed that sentiment, saying Kaepernick brought a “message of hope and inspiration.”

What did he talk about?

Kaepernick spoke to two different groups of inmates during his visit. A source that attended the talks told the New York Post what he discussed.

  • He answered questions about life in the NFL
  • He discussed police brutality as the reason he began protesting during the national anthem
  • He said the NFL was keeping him out of football because of his protests
  • He told the inmates they could go on to do good things despite their current incarceration

Why did officers have a problem?

Some corrections officers believed Kaepernick’s visit and a message that some perceive as anti-police would lead to more violence from inmates.

“We’ve got enough issues in the facility with inmates assaulting staff,” said one officer. “His presence, what he stands for, certainly doesn’t help.”

The president of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association blamed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for the situation.

“Once again, correction officers find themselves caught in Mayor de Blasio’s political con-game,” said Elias Husamudeen.

Exit polling from Alabama shows how many voters believe accusations against Roy Moore

The Blaze - 8 hours 21 min ago

Exit polling from the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat for Alabama shows how many voters believe the allegations against Roy Moore, the Republican endorsed by President Trump.

What do the polls say?

In a key indicator, a less than half of Alabama Senate voters say they believe the allegations against Moore are true or probably true (49 percent).

But more Republican voters believe the allegations are true than Democrats voters believe they’re false.

Here’s a graph from NBC News:

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NBC News also reports that more Alabama voters believe the accusations against Moore are true than those that believe the accusations are false – 50 percent to 45 percent, respectively.

Alabama voters so far today said they are split on whether they think the sexual misconduct allegations against Republican Roy Moore are true, according to NBC News’ early exit poll results.

About a quarter of voters said the allegations were definitely true, with another quarter indicating they were probably true. Still, 29 percent said they thought the allegations were probably false and 16 percent said they were definitely false.

And while Alabama voters are fairly split on whether or not they believe the accusations to be true, only 7 percent said the allegations were the single most important factor to their vote.

CBS News Exit Polling

CBS exit polling has similar results: while a minority believe the allegations against Moore are false, only 40 percent say it was the most important factor in their vote.

The first exit polls are released, revealing Alabama voters divided on the validity of the allegations against Moore. More than four in 10 believe they are false. Most Jones voters believe the accusations, while most of Moore’s voters do not.

For about 40 percent of voters, the allegations were the most important factor in their vote, mostly for Jones voters. Moore voters were more motivated by their support for Donald Trump. Early exit polling shows Jones supporters more staunchly behind their candidate than those behind Moore.

The polls for the election close at 8pm Eastern time.

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