Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Koch network slams $2 trillion infrastructure cost agreement between Trump, Democrats

The libertarian political network funded by billionaire Charles Koch on Tuesday is not happy with the $2 trillion infrastructure price tag agreed upon by President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, the top Democrat in the Senate.

In a statement first given to CNBC, Americans for Prosperity, one of the key groups in the influential Koch network, ripped the idea of spending that much on infrastructure and instead urged leaders to focus on cutting regulations.

via www.cnbc.com

Borrowing money from the Chinese.

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Listen to Joe diGenova | The American Spectator

So, there it is. If diGenova’s track record holds, a legal rain of ruin is about to befall the deep state operatives who tried to steal the 2016 election and, failing that, to unwind the result. And if, in fact, the enormous surveillance powers of our intelligence agencies were usurped by the Obama administration to spy for years before the election on the opposing political party, then the implications go far beyond just one election and one presidential candidate. If that happened, then there can be no doubt that, when candidate Obama promised to “fundamentally transform America,” he really meant it. If Obama’s “fundamental transformation” involved not only the atrocious harassment and intimidation of the Tea Party patriots by his Internal Revenue Service, but also included surveillance state spying on the Republican Party generally, there must be no question about whether the deep state actors should be punished for their actions.

via spectator.org

Oh my goodness! Well, we'll just have to wait and see.

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Norway thinks it captured a Beluga whale that was spying for Russia

Russia may be resorting to more unconventional methods of espionage these days, dragooning Mother Nature into helping the country extend its spying capabilities. That’s what Norway officials think, at any rate, after the capture of a Beluga whale that was wearing a strange Russian harness — presumably that a GoPro could fit into — that didn’t seem to be related to scientific work.

via www.yahoo.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irQa3UDV_AM

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Steve Hilton: China Is 'Funding Biden Family Businesses' with 'Billions'

Hunter Biden — Biden’s second son —  secured $1 billion in financing  from the Bank of China — an arm of the Chinese government — for a private equity firm founded by himself and Christopher Heinz, the stepson of former Secretary of State John Kerry. That private equity firm was named Bohai-Harvest RST (BHR).

Joe Biden “is the very definition of a corrupt insider,” said Hilton, rejecting left-wing and partisan Democrat marketing of Joe Biden as “a man of the working people.” He profiled Biden in a segment entitled, “Swamp Watch.”

Hilton added, “With Joe Biden … there is a much more worrying relationship with a foreign power, one that presents a vastly bigger threat to America than Russia — China.”

via www.breitbart.com

Worrisome.

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Sen. John Whitmire wants Texas to stop reading death row inmates' last words - CBS News

Texas death row inmates no longer choose their last meals after Whitmire expressed outrage over the dining request of a second man condemned for Byrd's killing. Lawrence Russell Brewer ordered an extensive final meal in 2011. It included two chicken fried steaks, a triple-meat bacon cheeseburger, fried okra, a pound of barbecue, three fajitas, a meat lover's pizza, a pint of ice cream and a slab of peanut butter fudge with crushed peanuts. Prison officials said Brewer didn't eat any of it.

via www.cbsnews.com

Eyes were bigger than his stomach I reckon.

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Archbishop appeals for urgent help to prevent Christian genocide in northwest Nigeria | News | LifeSite

KADUNA, NIGERIA, April 29, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Hundreds of Christians have been killed in recent months and entire Christian villages wiped out, as the international community stands by in silence, an archbishop at the heart of the persecution in northwest Nigeria has said in an urgent appeal for help.

via www.lifesitenews.com

It's "easter worshippers" please.

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Venezuela Crisis Possibly Reaching Apex… | The Last Refuge

Perhaps this is the last effort of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to shift the balance of power. The White House is supportive but cautious. Everything is tenuous as Venezuela appears to be on the brink of extreme political violence.

via theconservativetreehouse.com

It will certainly be an illustration of the limits of People Power, as it was called in the '80s. Sadly, I have to bet on Maduro and his various enablers. He's got the tanks, the AK-41s and the troops. He'll be trying to pull off a Syria. It's fine for Pompeo to say "democracy cannot be defeated," but of course it can, if you're willing to kill enough people.

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United States to remain sole global economic superpower until 2035, Chinese government think tank says | South China Morning Post

The latest humbler predictions from the state-owned think tank, a summary of which was published in the official Economic Daily newspaper on Tuesday, came at a time when Beijing’s global push has met growing resistance and its growth prospects have been darkened by rising hostilities with Washington.

via www.scmp.com

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MSNBC: The people in Venezuela have no guns, and so therefore no power

“Not only hanging on but he appears to still control the military,” Sanders said. “You have to understand, in Venezuela gun ownership is not something that’s open to everybody. So if the military have the guns, they have the power and as long as Nicolás Maduro controls the military, he controls the country.”

via hotair.com

Without the Second Amendment, we'd already be some sort of socialist and/or crony-capitalist dictatorship, I'd bet.

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Venezuela: Heavy gunfire in Caracas after Juan Guaido calls for uprising | Daily Mail Online

Video footage has emerged showing President Nicolas Maduro's troops running over anti-government protesters during clashes with the Venezuelan National Guard.

Armoured vehicles operated by soldiers loyal to the besieged president were seen ploughing into demonstrators in front of La Carlota base in Caracas.

Heavy gunfire crackled through the Venezuelan capital on Tuesday after opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising to oust President Maduro.  

In the clip posted online a group of protesters could be seen throwing missiles at a white armoured vehicle. As they launch the assault as second tank emerged from the left and mounted the central reservation of the highway, mowing down a number of people.

via www.dailymail.co.uk

Better to just not elect socialists in the first place.

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