Trump Then Boris

It never fails to amuse the blogmaster when following international news- as his his wont[- to wonder how two buffoons were able to attain the heights of political office in their respective lands. Perhaps somethings are not meant to be understood and should be dismissed as the improbable made possible.

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  • A political bull in a China shop

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  • Following Trump and Boris and particularly their supporters reminds the blogmaster of this script:

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  • Brit’s like to think they are not racist individuals such as in 2015 when Cameron told Jamaica when they asked for reparations

    but US and UK are still racist nations same as they ever were hence the Trumps and the Johnsons

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  • COMETH THE HOUR, COMETH THE MAN…
    Boris Johnson LEADS THE CHARGE….

    ‘TRUMP IS TRUMPETING ! AMERICA WILL EXPAND OUR TRADING PARTNERSHIP. THE EU BAND OF THIEVES WILL BE PUT ON NOTICE!’

    BLOG MASTER THOSE INTERVIEWED IN THE VIDEO POSTED ARE THE LEFTIST LOONY VOICES IN THE UK SAME AS IN THE U.S…SAME SPEW DIFFERENT PEW!

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  • Johnson lost 4 or 5 parliamentary votes last week and lost his majority when 21 rebels lost their whip

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  • Looks like millennials in the UK and in America have a lot in common!!

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  • … they are not too bright!!

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  • The Princeton edition!!

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  • There’s hope!!

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  • Did these Whitehouse Officals go to Columbia U?

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  • Were these White House officials elected … like you know who … or did White Privilege get them the job”

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  • They were recruited by the man in the WH.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Mr Blogmaster, you have a way with your word-smithing that truly defines provocative…as is your wont 🙃!

    When you say “…how two buffoons were able to attain the heights of political office in their respective lands. Perhaps somethings are not meant to be understood and should be dismissed as the improbable made possible” I consider that speech intended to provoke equally provocative replies…so before that onslaught ….you know well enough that buffons can ONLY get elected if 1: the electorate have a majority of buffons or buffon fans, (very understandable) or 2: what was once considered fringe politics is now fully mainstream (your improbable made possible)!

    Buffonish behaviour does not a buffoon make!

    … It is one thing to bamboozle the public and win an electon against a candidate with too much baggage/dislike along with secretative help from myriad unexpected sources…but it’s absolutely a different matter to then: wage a war bordering on autocratic suppression against the media and mis-direct, mis-quote and deliberately mis-speak to your nation AND yet have almost your entire party elected officials kow-tow to your mis-behaviour without serious criticism!

    That’s the awesome craft of a dangerous meglomaniac …NOT a clown/ridiculously amusing person who should not be taken seriously.

    At least we see that Johnson’s party colleagues are meeting him head-on…and yet he has decimated his party (rebels) attempting to reassert his will. Buffon…not really…dangerous narcissist…fah sure.

    Not to say all these fellas and gals at the top of the political heap don’t have freaking big egos and trend towards narcissism (they have too) but both these guys are riding a wave of right-wing populism that should make us all sit up and pay attention…they will leave the scene soon enough but does anyone REALLY expect to force this “buffoonery” back under some obscure circus tent!

    Trouble fah years in we backsides…

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  • I wonder how the author of the article arrived at his conclusions? As I have said before one should not allow sentiment to cloud one’s judgement when dealing with persons one disagree with or dislike. Stalin wasn’t thought highly of by Lenin and whether or not one admires Stalin, one must admit he dragged the USSR ( Russia) into the twentieth century and was instrumental in the defeat of Hitler. Similarly Hitler was considered to be a joker just like Pol Pot.
    As for Trump’s waging a war against newspapers, the neutral observer would conclude that the converse is true. The media have been using stories about Trump whether true or false to raise their readership numbers. All Trump is doing is retaliating in kind;

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  • Dentistry Whisperer (M. Pharm. D) LinkedIN

    Telethon – Cash only? hummm!Haynes Darlington (M.Pharm.D)

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Mr Blogmaster, to be real your 10:55AM has been said in myriad different ways starting about 6 months into this Presidency …thats not to diminish its gravity RATHER to highlight the blooger’s 11:20AM retort…which is absolutely unbelievable!

    Were any of the men and women WH advisors who made momentous decisions (good and bad) to invite or prevent Presidential decisions during WWII, or 9-11 or Hurrican Katrina or the Cuban Missisle crisis or ANY of the myriad serous matters over these many years elected! BS.

    We need to get serious and dismiss the partisan BS. This man was called a moron by a former major company CEO who became Sec-of-State; he was told bluntly by a four star general who happened to be his SecDef that his whimsical policy plans which did not consider experts’ advice was detrimental to US interests and yet he refused to listen…the 4star man resigned; another four star general called Kelly also resigned after a turbulent period managing the WH. He said REMARKABLY that his tenure at WH was marked “by what the president did not do when [he] was at his side”.

    We know of the op-ed by and as yet unidentified official who talked about resistance and …

    This would have been SERIOUS SERIOUS matters of national security in any other era…impeachment grounds even…yet here we are playing political partisanship!

    Look…there was another similiar piece in the New Yorker (Trump’s Wacky, Angry, and Extreme August)…and then there are articles from David Fahrenthold on POTUS business interest and how foreign nationals/govt have spent $millions at the man’s properties…something called influencing or seeking favors or some such long forgotten things NOT to be done!

    The basic mantra as quoted in the link you provided is that “Trump has gotten more insane”…but has the Republican party attempted to check his waywardness!

    In the New Yorker piece the author noted:

    “Trump not only makes us believe it now but, as we approach the three-year mark of his upset victory, in 2016, his project has succeeded in such a confounding way that it seems as though Americans will now believe anything—and nothing at all. […] Trump called himself the “Chosen One” for his confrontation with China, grinned and flashed a thumbs-up during a photo op with the family of mass-shooting victims, […] and called the chairman of the Federal Reserve an “enemy” of the United States.”

    “The Trumpian extremes on display in the third August of his Presidency revived a debate about whether he is descending into even less Presidential behavior, shedding the remaining constraints imposed upon him by his office and the efforts of his ever-changing staff. […] This, at least, is my conclusion after reviewing his Twitter feed from the past month, along with his public statements, remarks to the press, speeches, and rallies. […]”

    “…then I looked at August, 2017 […] He was provocative and insulting and fact-challenged, of course, but to a much lesser extent than he is today. […] the Trump Twitter archive records [287] Trump tweets and retweets in August, 2017, compared to [680] in August, 2019 […].”

    “Two years ago, Trump used his feed to criticize, belittle, or humiliate specific targets [14] times in the month of August. […] In August of this year, the number shot up: the President made or shared [52] direct insults on his Twitter feed,”

    Sooooo…when people say this man is becoming unhinged and they fear impulsive acts that could imperil the world lets get freaking REAL and stop the stupid political BS. This man is DANGEROUS!

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  • GEORGIE PORGIE with paper trophies

    THE RUBBISH ABOVE MAKES ME THINK OF THESE VERSES FROM JUDE’S EPISTLE

    8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

    9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

    10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.

    11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @David the blogmaster” to wonder how two buffoons were able to attain the heights of political office in their respective lands.”

    maybe because so many of the ordinary people are idiotic, selfish and entitled?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    I am so tired of the angry, impotent, old men.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Mr Blogmaster u opened this up to allow folks to vent their pent up international news angst surely 😂!

    …so …“the neutral observer would conclude that …” President Obama badly mispoke when he said u could retain ur doc under his ACA health plan or that Pres Bush 44 was less than realistic when he said of his Katrina FEMA director to the effect that he had done a great job.

    Both men got shredded to pieces in the press after those remarks…they both ate humble pie and back-peddled mightily!

    So can say a neutral observer… that level of political mispeak- press castigation
    (increasing readers/viewer) – and then owning one’s errors. does happen!

    A “neutral observer” finds it incredulous that a POTUS directs his staff to bluntly misstate the size of an inauguration crowd and then repeats and augments the claim trying to prove a falsehood after his press shredding!

    A neutral observer cringes that the man in charge use old weather map data to make an erroneous projection, gets shredded by the press but then amplifies the error and ‘falsifies’ a map to try to prove his error!

    So yes the converse is true: this man publicly disputes the truth as no other occupant of the WH has done …

    What does neutral mean again…oh, that the car is not in gear.. or in other words ‘nothing is engaged’ for rational movement…just a lot of idling!

    But then again the art of driving a stick shift – or in this case working the gears in the brian properly – is not as common these days.

    I gone.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Bush 43 of course!

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  • The joke of last week, Trump debating with the technocrats Hurricane Dorian would have impacted Alabama. He must be Mottley according to Spot on!

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  • Robert Lucas August 31 2019 2.47 PM

    @de pedantic Dribbler August 31, 2019 11:16 AM
    “Doc Lucas…I cited two as you said…I also MADE a very distinct broader point”
    “but yet you so facilely condemn us to the humanities subjects WITHOUT even a passing nod to the RAMPANT and INSIDIOUS professional, racially tinged overwhelming pressure that daunted and then doomed many Blacks who had the inclinations to pursue those areas.”
    Your post is an example of the lack of critical thinking . You talked about the about blacks in science but when it is pointed out that the numbers are miniscule you go off at tangent and cite the Insidious .pressure faced by blacks (in what I take to mean the major western countries). What about the black scientists in black countries, do they face the same insidious pressure and racism that result in a paucity of contributions to the advancement of the human race? How then can one explain the dearth in numbers and contributions of black scientists in black countries ? According to your post, even in their own black countries they suffer pressures and racism( a logical conclusion for one to arrive at).This is a clear example of your inability to reason in a logical manner. Your post also supports what I have been saying, blacks are always seeking to delve into the distant past to blame others for their present plight. It is this “that one is a victim” of past injustices that keeps one perpetually wallowing in self-pity.

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  • Amber Rudd just resigned. Over to you Boris.

    Amber Rudd resigns from cabinet
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49623737

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  • ‘Boris is a truly intelligent and sensible man and if the Lunatic Left lead by Corbyn would leave him to get on with his job the UK would start to thrive.’

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  • The Captain stood on the burning deck
    Whence all but he had fled

    The explosion that will tear the Conservatives apart wii consume Boris

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  • How will he deliver on his promise given the crisis he finds himself. Even if there is an election what is the alternative with a wishy washy Corbyn waiting in the wings?

    Duopoly rules!

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  • Since 11pm, 29 March 2019 the UK has paid the EU £ 4,334,992,744.88. This could have paid for 48 NEW HOSPITALS, 188,477 NURSES, 164, 509 POLICEMEN, or even the repair of 81,792,315 POTHOLES. A SINGLE PILE OF WHAT WE HAVE PAID IN £ 20 NOTES WOULD BE 15.22 MILES TALL… TIME FOR BREXIT…

    WHAT IS UNFATHOMABLE IS, THAT THE PEOPLE ON BU WHO TALK ABOUT SLAVERY AND THAT SLAVES WERE TREATED SO UNFAIRLY BECAUSE SOMEBODY ELSE OWNED THEM. NOW YOU HAVE A COUNTRY WANTING TO REASSERT ITS SOVEREIGNTY AND TO BE FREE OF THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE EU AND TO BE ABLE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN LAWS AND THEIR OWN WAY IN LIFE. AND THIS IS WHAT THE BU NAYSAYERS SOCIALIST ARE REJECTING TO, THE SAME CROWD WHO REJECTED SLAVERY!

    THE BRITISH PEOPLE WANT THEIR ITS SOVEREIGNTY BACK THEY REFUSE TO KEEP BENDING OVER BACKWARDS…

    TAKE FLIGHT… ALWAYS CHOOSE FREEDOM, NOT ENSLAVEMENT!!!

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  • Jeff Taylor
    Published on 7 Sep 2019

    Well, what a surprise – NOT! It turns out that Tory and opposition party MPs got assurances from EU leaders that they would get this surrender bill Article 50 extension.

    PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING MAY NOT BE A FULL TRANSCRIPT!!

    The Times says that it understands that those MPs talked to the EU Council before they went ahead with their plan, to make sure that they would get what they put into that surrender bill. And The Times says that one of these MPs said that it was not a case that they thought they’d get the extension, that MP said they knew they would get it.

    The group of MPs also claim that the bill is 95% legally watertight and that they are geared up to take the Prime Minister to court to enforce the law. So, a group of nameless elected politicians, went and negotiated the change to an international treaty with the heads of 27 foreign powers without the sanction of either the UK head of state, the Queen, nor with the permission of the UK head of Government, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

    They then returned and engaged in framing a law based on those negotiations. Then, with the help of a compliant Speaker, John Bercow and a very helpful House of Lords, they pushed through a law based on those, what I would call ‘unlawful’, negotiations. I say ‘unlawful’ because as far as I can tell as a laymen, according to a parliamentary paper on the royal war prerogative, engaging in foreign affairs is the exclusive realm of the executive, that is, the government.

    And I’ll further back this up by pointing to the furore that was unleashed when Nigel Farage, the leader of the Brexit Party, said he would put together a team and toddle off and negotiate a trade deal with the USA. The International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, slapped him down in a Tweet saying: “only the UK Govt speaks for our country internationally,” And Remainers demanded that Farage kept his nose out of it, of course.

    But it seems that UK Remainer politicians do speak for the UK internationally, while agreeing with the EU27 on exactly how to derail Brexit. That surely cannot be right. And if any of this crowd is a Right Honourable member of the Privy Council, that title should be stripped from them for a start. And that surrender bill about to be signed off with Royal Assent should be stopped until a proper inquiry is held into the actions of those involved.

    The people need to know if any other agreements were made as a part of these discussions. Were political bungs, the order of the day for example? Surely Royal Assent should be withheld until the minutes of any meetings these people held with foreign powers are published for all to see?

    Many people say that Boris Johnson has no legitimacy because no-one voted for him – you know that old one – well I know for a fact that I did not vote for any of those MPs that traipsed off to Brussels or got on the phone to negotiate away my rights and my vote.

    Haven’t the British people got the right to know what exactly was agreed and what assurances were given by each side in order to get their deal done? The Remain side keep talking about transparency and openness and demanding reports and papers be released etc. Well, I say release this one then – with names.

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  • Freedom Crier
    You’re funny as hell. How much the UK got back?🤣🤣🤣

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  • We should ditch the white colonizers and build a united socialist Caribbean people’s bloc

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  • Enuff September 7, 2019 7:09 PM

    One thing Freedom Crier Does Not Do is Jests…I showed what the UK gave the EU in FIVE MONTHS… Now you Show what they Got Back…Then we’ll see who is the BU Clown!

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Freedom Crier “Remainer MP’s colluded with Brussels”

    How can remainer MP’s be sad to have colluded with Brussels, when the U.K is till part of the European Union?

    You really need to take off your right wing blinkers

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @ Freedom Crier

    Dominic Cummins, special adviser to Boris Johnson “after university, Cummings moved to post-Soviet Russia from 1994 to 1997…from 2015 to 2016 he was the campaign director of Vote Leave, an organisation opposed to continued British membership of the European Union that took an active part in the 2016 referendum campaign on that issue. In July 2019, new Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed him the role of special adviser to the government.”

    You better ask how much influence your communist Russian friends had over the young (23 to 26 years old) Dominic, and how much influence they continue to have over Dominic Cummins the special adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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  • Sargeant
    September 7, 2019 5:59 PM

    The Captain stood on the burning deck
    Whence all but he had fled

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    The boy stood on the burning deck
    Whence all but he had fled
    The flame that lit the battle’s wreck
    Shone round him o’er the dead

    Battle of the Nile, August 1st 1798 …. Nelson’s destruction of the French Fleet at Aboukir Bay

    The boy referred to in the poem was the son of Admiral Breuyes aboard his flagship, L’Orient

    The poem celebrates courage and devotion to duty!!

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  • oops!!

    … the night Nelson saved Africa from French invasion!!!!

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  • You got to keep your eye on Nelson, not the Boy or the Captain!!

    Problem is … Who is Nelson?

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    OK @ Doc Lucas u want to tarry back to the last blog… So let me address ur substantive broadside and it’s related support.

    You said: Your post is an example of the lack of critical thinking . […] What about the black scientists in black countries, do they face the same insidious pressure and racism that result in a paucity of contributions to the advancement of the human race? ”

    I asserted to u the simple point that Black folks in the resource rich Western world face obstacles of racism and more in their quest to reach the pinnacles of their fields and you seem to refute that.

    You then go off and ask about Black scientists in Black majority countries …

    Amazing. Critical thinking I say!

    There is absolutely no lack of critical awareness on my part re Black scientists on the African continent or other locales of majority Black rule.

    Surely Black scientists in their locales have progressed and made momenteous strides … have they conquered space or made global life changing discoveries …no and not too much … but they have been major scientific processes/discoveries/patents made by Blacks. Of course neither regionally or on the continent are resources expensed to ‘explore’ and experiment BIGLY as in the Western world!

    I presume u need a chapter and verse of scientific successes in ‘Black majority’ countries …not from me here sir!

    Let me twist your provocative query around… *How do we explain the dearth of Black contributions in science from descendants of the same peoples who created the amazing wonders of the ancient world!

    I do not claim that racism has retarded our ability to think …that’s nonsensical … I do believe we are no less capable of ‘high scientific’ achievement as our white peers thus racial profiling and discrimination serves to diminish opportunities not blunt the intelligence.

    And this has nothing to do with any distant past BLAMING … life is as we make it and many Black folks have opted to build successes where the obstacles can be more readily handled/overcome.

    No victimhood either …. there are lots of successes but the more people like yourself throw up these amazing narratives then the more the “present plight” of this our upside down Trumpian style world!

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  • Far-right groups are threatening to riot over Brexit amid warnings that some of Boris Johnson’s language is “calling to” nationalists.

    The Metropolitan Police said it was “ready to share resources across the country” if disorder breaks out at protests planned for Saturday.

    A demonstration called by the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA) is expected to draw the largest numbers in Westminster, as Brexiteers take to the streets in Manchester, Birmingham and other cities.

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  • @ de pedantic Dribbler September 7, 2019 11:11 PM

    You have again proven that you are incapable of critical reasoning. I used the term “neutral observer” knowing that you would snap at the bait and you haven’t disappointed me. You could not resist the urge to give a rambling account on what you understood by a” neutral observer.”

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    🤣 Glad that I obliged.

    Really didn’t know there were that many variances of what is a neutral observer…but knowing your tendency to ‘bait’ and create the unbelievable I tried desperately for a variant of neutral that could fit your shifting of what’s right…I thought that ‘gear box’ analogy was quite apropos actually and not rambling in the least…or to extend tha analogy more to that man himself:..aargh😂!

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  • To those who continue to blindly support Boris the nutjob, how should the resignation of Amber Rudd be interpreted?

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/07/amber-rudd-resigns-from-cabinet-and-surrenders-conservative-whip

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  • There is the bit of information that Jo Johnson also resigned. For those ignorant about it, he is the brother of Boris, his own blood!

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  • Trump and his Israeli pals seem to view Orwell’s 1984 as a practical “guide to good governance”.

    How the CIA, Mossad and “the Epstein Network” are Exploiting Mass Shootings to Create an Orwellian Nightmare

    by Whitney Webb

    President Trump — who received political donations from and has been advised by Thiel following his election — asked tech companies to “detect mass shooters before they strike,” a service already perfected by Thiel’s company Palantir, which has developed “pre-crime software” already in use throughout the country. Palantir is also a contractor for the U.S. intelligence community and also has a branch based in Israel.

    Perhaps most disturbing of all, whatever technological solution is adopted by the Trump administration, it is set to use a controversial database first developed as part of a secretive U.S. government program that involved notorious Iran-Contra figures like Oliver North as a means of tracking and flagging potential American dissidents for increased surveillance and detention in the event of a vaguely defined “national emergency.”

    As this report will reveal, this database — often referred to as “Main Core” — was created with the involvement of Israeli intelligence and Israel remained involved years after it was developed, and potentially to the present. It was also used by at least one former CIA official on President Reagan’s National Security Council to blackmail members of Congress, Congressional staffers and journalists, among others.

    Given recent reports on the Trump administration’s plan to create a new government agency to use “advanced technology” to identify “neurobehavioral signs” of “someone headed toward a violent explosive act” using data collected by consumer electronic devices, the picture painted by the technology currently being promoted and implemented under the guise of “keeping Americans safe” is deeply Orwellian. In fact, it points directly to the genesis of a far-reaching surveillance state far more extensive than anything yet seen in American history and it is being jointly developed by individuals connected to both American and Israeli intelligence.

    SNIP

    Though Israeli intelligence’s interest in tech companies goes back several years, there is a well-documented history of Israeli intelligence using bugged software to surveil and gain “backdoor” access to government databases around the world, particularly in the United States.

    As was mentioned in Part III of MintPress’ Epstein series, a sinister yet cunning plan was executed to place a backdoor for Israeli intelligence into the Prosecutor’s Management Information System (PROMIS) software, which was then being used by the U.S. Department of Justice and was the envy of government agencies, particularly intelligence agencies, around the world. This bugged version of PROMIS — born out of the collusion between Earl Brian, Ronald Reagan’s then-envoy to Iran, and Rafi Eitan, then-director of the now-defunct Israeli intelligence agency Lekem — was seeded around the world by Brian’s company Hadron as well as by Mossad-linked media mogul Robert Maxwell, father of Jeffrey Epstein’s long-time girlfriend and alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell.

    After this first PROMIS “backdoor” was discovered, Israel would again gain access to sensitive U.S. government communications, as well as civilian communications, thanks to the collusion between Israeli intelligence and Israeli telecom and tech companies, especially Amdocs and Comverse Infosys (now Verint), that were operating throughout the United States. Today, Unit 8200-linked start-ups appear to have taken up the torch.

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/cia-israel-mossad-jeffrey-epstein-orwellian-nightmare/261692/

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  • Blogmaster,

    Somebody needs to buy Boris a black Sharpie. I hear that’s all one needs to alter reality. Or does that only work for uneducated rural Americans and a few delusional but otherwise intelligent Barbadians?

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  • New definition of truth – whatever comes out of Trump’s mouth even if it changes from moment to moment.

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  • Did someone say sharpie?

    and

    and

    and

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  • A favourite to sure how hypocrisy dwells in the WH:

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  • PRESIDENT BORIS JOHNSON HAS BEEN ABLE TO FERRET OUT THE CONSERVATIVES IN NAME ONLY OF HIS OWN PARTY.

    A Member of Parliament cannot negotiate on behalf of the Government unless so Authorised, but for all you ‘Remainers’ who would give up their Sovereignty like SS they are more Plans in Politics than they are people. The last cards have not been played, even though the Law has been passed in Parliament and the house of Lords, agreed to by the Queen as yet. The UK has played an important Role in History and if I had to judge it will yet Continue on that path without the EU. As the American’s say, “it ain’t over till the fat lady sings”.

    In order for that legislation to become law, there must be consent by the monarch — in this case, Queen Elizabeth II. Once she assents, the bill becomes law.

    While most everyone is considering her assent a formality on Monday, it should not quite yet be considered a fait accompli. The queen can lawfully refuse assent or delay her approval, which would effectively veto the bill and keep it from becoming law, thereby paving the way to a No Deal Brexit on October 31.

    There are two occasions when the monarch can and should, according to most academic experts in the matter, refuse assent.

    According to Anne Twomey, professor of constitutional law at the University of Sydney in her book The Veiled Sceptre, the first occasion is that where a “serious error is discovered in the bill.” No one is arguing that there is an error in the ‘Remainers’ meticulously crafted bill of extension.

    But the second occasion in relation to royal assent, “the predominant academic view … is that the Sovereign … must act upon the advice of responsible ministers.”

    Professor of public law at the University of Glasgow School of Law Adam Tomkins concurs. From his book Public Law: “If the monarch were given clear and firm Prime Ministerial advice that she should withhold her royal assent to a Bill which had passed through the Houses of Parliament, it seems to be the case that the monarch should follow that advice.”

    HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS THE BEST IS YET TO COME!!!

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  • No one thought a UK Prime Minister could be worse than Theresa May. Until now.

    By the end of her inglorious three-year stint in Downing Street, even her most loyal supporters admitted that the robotic May would never be regarded as one of the greatest British leaders.
    By comparison, Boris Johnson’s off-the-cuff, sunny disposition made him a darling of Conservative Party members who chose him for the top job when May finally resigned, defeated by her inability to get a Brexit deal through Parliament.
    On his first day as Prime Minister, Johnson promised a bold new Brexit deal, bashing the “doubters, doomsters, gloomsters” and the political class who he said had forgotten about the British people they serve. It was as if an upbeat attitude alone could be enough to overcome any adversity on the United Kingdom’s path to exiting the European Union.
    For a moment, it seemed he would breathe new life and, in his words, “positive energy,” into the Brexit process. Some thought, just maybe, he could manage to do what May did not.
    How quickly it all went wrong.
    Johnson has lost every one of his first votes in parliament, an unprecedented record in the modern era. Undeterred, the Prime Minister purged 21 members of his parliamentary party who voted against him, blowing apart his majority.
    Then, his efforts to secure a snap general election — with the goal of replacing the sacked lawmakers with a new slate of candidates more aligned with his hard-Brexit views — were scuppered when opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn refused to play along.
    Now, he is effectively trapped in Downing Street, with Corbyn holding the keys. The government plans to propose new elections again on Monday, but the opposition leader says his party will only support the move when its efforts to prevent a no-deal Brexit are locked down.
    “Certainly his biggest tactical mistake so far was not to realize that it was Corbyn, as leader of the opposition, who effectively had veto power over when a general election could be held,” said Professor Tony Travers, director of the Institute of Public Affairs at the London School of Economics.

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  • BLOG MASTER I COULD UNDERSTAND THE MSM AND THE DEMS IN AMERICA PREPPING FOR ELECTIONS EARLY BUT FOR YOU THIS IS A LIL TOO EARLY. PLEASE DON’T LET THE BIAS BY THE BLOG MASTER BE SO RAMPANT.

    It Does not Matter what the Globalist who Strong Arm The MSM, whose Minions are Anti Trump…he will win yet again in 2020 by Landslide against the Odds, and the Deep State and all those who are Against him…Why? Because God is with him and over 60 million voted for him last time including many Evangelicals who are Praying for him including my family and numerous others across the world. It is up to America to Choose Prosperity and Jobs or Poverty and Destitution!

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  • And speaking of moving truth, Blogmaster – is the “Mia Cares” government still intent on pursuing the most vulnerable in this society, namely those invalids receiving “two pensions”while able-bodied and much salaried MPs cling tenaciously to their TWO PENSIONS. It is my contention that if current MPs and former recent and still working MPs were forced to give up one of their exorbitant pensions it would be more than enough to cover the meagre pensions of those invalids who cannot work. All it would take is some legislation.

    This reminds me of the Trump policy to unplug critically ill undocumented immigrant children from their life support systems in order to deport them to cemetery plots. There will be blood on the hands of both leaders.

    I thought you told me that this issue had been put to bed.

    It seems that not only Trump but Mia also SCARES.

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  • @Donna

    The length of time it has taken to bring resolution to this matter suggest there is more to the mortar than pestle. It needs t be solved, really!

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  • What happens in the UK if there is a resignation en masse?

    Obviously the will of the people expressed in the referendum is being thwarted!!

    Parliament is unable to give effect to the wishes of the people.

    All members should resign!!

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  • Isn’t it that simple?

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  • Boris is pinning his hope on an election, he will need luck warm Corbyn to agree.

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  • DID BORIS JOHNSON JUST ROPE-A-DOPE HIS WAY INTO A HARD BREXIT? September 8, 2019 PART 1

    As of Friday, September 6, an extension of three months to prevent the U.K. leaving the E.U. without a deal passed the Houses of Commons and Lords. In order for that legislation to become law, there must be consent by the monarch — in this case, Queen Elizabeth II. Once she assents, the bill becomes law.

    While this is not the exact set of circumstances the U.K. is facing, Boris Johnson has demonstrated he has the confidence of the House, triumphantly pointing out that “this is the first time in history that the opposition has voted to show confidence in Her Majesty’s government” by refusing to allow an election and refusing to table a vote of no confidence. Now all that’s left is for Johnson to give clear and firm advice to the queen, who should then refuse to assent to the opposition’s legislation to stop a No Deal Brexit.

    If this is indeed BoJo’s strategy, the U.K. Parliament has cut off its nose to spite its face. Hyper-leftist and self-avowed Marxist Jeremy Corbyn, opposition leader of the Labor Party, has gleefully led this self-mutilation, stating, “When No Deal is off the table, once and for all, we should go back to the people in a public vote or a General Election to decide our country’s future.”

    Using the limited time the U.K. Parliament had to address the possibility of a No Deal Brexit, Corbyn, the other opposition parties, and 21 Tories clearly decided to spend their few days left in Parliament obsessed with passing a law that demands that BoJo, against his own will and government, ask the E.U. for an extension of Article 50 until January 31, 2020.

    But Johnson may have been way ahead of them. He launched the epic play by proroguing parliament, which is basically closing the current Parliament session, until mid-October with the queen’s approval. This means that all Parliament business must be concluded by Monday (or at latest Thursday). Once proroguing had occurred, the Remainers went into a Boris-induced tizzy to make sure a law was passed to stop him from taking the U.K. out of the E.U. without a deal on October 31, as long as no deal had been reached with the E.U. by October 19.

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  • DID BORIS JOHNSON JUST ROPE-A-DOPE HIS WAY INTO A HARD BREXIT? September 8, 2019 PART 2

    This is precisely where the PM has likely wanted them all along. Employing a “rope a dope” strategy, Johnson has effectively forced Parliament to use all the time left, now that the proroguing has occurred and been declared legal by the U.K. courts, to mire itself in passing the Article 50 extension law. Like the boxer Muhammad Ali, who made rope-a-dope famous, BoJo leaned back into parliament’s ropes and took hit after hit, causing the opponents to not only wear themselves out, but provide time for him to get ready for his final counter-punch.

    If the above analysis is correct, Johnson’s knockout blow is happening now, as he meets the queen this weekend in order to clearly and firmly advise the queen to withhold assent.

    Beautifully orchestrating and executing his stratagem, BoJo will have outwitted his opponents again in this well thought out fight plan by 1) forcing the opposition to spend the very short time they had to stop a No Deal Brexit mired in creating the extension legislation, then 2) sifting out the twenty-one traitors within his own Tory Party who voted against him, while at the same time 3) casually scheduling a meeting with the queen this weekend in order that 4) he can quietly advise the Queen not to assent to the bill he has called the “surrender” bill.

    His opponents were so busy patting themselves on the back for their seemingly witty and unstoppable legislative efforts to thwart the will of the U.K.’s people (who voted 52% to 48% to leave the E.U. in 2016), heaping insults, lies, and half-truths on the prime minister and arguing among themselves how to take power, that they failed to see that Boris was, like any great boxer, simply setting them up.

    His arguments to the queen are strong. First, a group of disingenuous Tory traitors betrayed the government by voting with the non-government opposition. The U.K. system is a parliamentary government, not a system of parliamentary rule. The queen can reinforce this distinction by refusing assent upon receiving the P.M.’s advice, proving that the government elected by the people ultimately has the power.

    Second, extensions have been passed before under Theresa May, but to no avail in bringing the U.K. to a better deal with the E.U. What good would another extension to January 31, 2020 bring? Even France’s President Macron agrees here and has indicated he’ll veto an extension anyway. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel is also under pressure to veto any request for an extension. Any one of the 27 E.U. member-leaders can veto an extension, thereby virtually assuring a No Deal Brexit on October 31.

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  • DID BORIS JOHNSON JUST ROPE-A-DOPE HIS WAY INTO A HARD BREXIT? September 8, 2019 PART 3

    Finally, the current House of Commons has tacitly given its vote of confidence to Boris Johnson as prime minister by not agreeing to an election and not tabling a motion of no confidence. The Commons chose instead to focus on creating legislation that is opposed by the government, thereby giving Johnson an effective argument that the government was defied, not rejected.

    And so we’ll know in the next few days if this was the plan all along. For if the prime minister is truly committed to his promise to bring the U.K. out of the E.U. on October 31, he’ll advise the queen to refuse the bill. In accordance with the unwritten constitution of the U.K., the queen will agree with her prime minister’s advice.

    If the queen agrees, Boris Johnson will have turned the Remainers’ nightmarish Halloween Day extension ploy into a historic Reformation Day, indeed.

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  • If there is a resignation en masse, is Corbyn even a factor?

    Luck may have nothing to do with it!!

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  • Bottom line… Parliament is thwarting the will of the people!!

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  • While no self respecting MP will want to admit that, those who have abandoned self in the service of the people might just resign if their attempts to do the will of the people were being thwarted!!

    Elections may be forced!!

    In a reelection, I would vote for someone who followed his/her convictions if they aligned with mine!!

    Maybe Brexit was not the will of the people but the result of a reelection would surely tell!!

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  • We are left in awe as to how titularly intelligent people could lack the intellect to see any good within the political sphere , as currently led by America and the UK and the two buffoons at the ‘head’, pun intended.

    Of course, this is a political science matter. But common sense, if it still is to have some validity, must dictate that this will not end well. And no amount of ignorant justifications will be the difference maker.

    These people are just as ignorant as Trump and the Bojo at number 10. And to them, it matters not the staggering depths of ignorance our world continues to descends to, all manner of justifications are proffered to justify the unjustifiable.

    Indeed, the kakistocrats are large and in charge – even on BU!

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  • @ John

    What was the will of the people expressed in the referendum?

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  • Logic would dictate that most of the MP’s in Parliament at the time of Brexit were opposed to it or really did not care.

    The elections following Brexit were just largely reruns of the same people by the same parties.

    No surprise to watch the ensuing political games which followed a clear statement from the people in the referendum!!

    Brexit won’t be effected by those in parliament at the time of the referendum.

    What the UK needs is a Trump, someone put there by the people in opposition to the various party machineries!!

    But, the UK unlike the USA does not have a system of Government that allows for one exceptional individual to step forward and take the reins!!

    In the USA, Trump was resisted by the party machineries which he looks as though he will overcome.

    It is harder to be a Nelson in the UK today than in the USA!!

    The UK needs a lot of Nelsons!!

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  • Boris cannot be compared with Trump for the extremely simple reason that the two systems of governance in the UK and USA are different!!

    Amazed seemingly sensical people could not appreciate a fact as simple and obvious as this!!

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  • Trump is a Nelson!!

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  • Hal Austin
    September 8, 2019 9:44 AM

    @ John
    What was the will of the people expressed in the referendum?

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    The majority of people who cared to vote in the Referendum voted for Brexit.

    Majority rules, ok!!

    Only Quakers dealt in unanimity … one mind!!

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  • IF TRUMP IS, A NELSON THEN BORIS MUST BE A CHURCHILL…

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  • We are no longer on a slow boat to China we are racing in self-driving cars down the highway to hell. My only consolation is that the blasted idiots who are fuelling this journey will be right there with me. My last wish is to see the incredulous looks on their stupid faces when they realize that they have self-destructed.

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  • How to tell if your group is a cult – you agree with and defend everything the leader says and everything the leader does.

    NOBODY IS RIGHT ALL OF THE TIME!

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  • @ John

    These silly Brits. They do not even realise a majority when they see one. They should come to Barbados for advice on Brexit.

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  • Surely an election will be required at some point soon? Boris would then join forces with The Brexit Party and stand a decent probability of victory since the Brexit Party easily won in the European election. The electorate should be required to repair this insanity.

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  • Hal Austin
    September 8, 2019 11:00 AM

    @ John
    These silly Brits. They do not even realise a majority when they see one. They should come to Barbados for advice on Brexit.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++

    It isn’t only the silly Brits, look at the Americans and their efforts to thwart the election of Trump!!

    Nitwits!!

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  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consensus_decision-making

    If you had your thinking cap on you would point out that in the Quaker model of decision making, Unity, not unanimity is the goal.

    Quaker-based model[edit]

    Quaker-based consensus[20] is said to be effective because it puts in place a simple, time-tested structure that moves a group towards unity. The Quaker model is intended to allow hearing individual voices while providing a mechanism for dealing with disagreements.[21][22][23]

    The Quaker model has been adapted by Earlham College for application to secular settings, and can be effectively applied in any consensus decision-making process.

    Its process includes:

    Multiple concerns and information are shared until the sense of the group is clear.

    Discussion involves active listening and sharing information.

    Norms limit number of times one asks to speak to ensure that each speaker is fully heard.

    Ideas and solutions belong to the group; no names are recorded.

    Ideally, differences are resolved by discussion. The facilitator (“clerk” or “convenor” in the Quaker model) identifies areas of agreement and names disagreements to push discussion deeper.

    The facilitator articulates the sense of the discussion, asks if there are other concerns, and proposes a “minute” of the decision.

    The group as a whole is responsible for the decision and the decision belongs to the group.

    The facilitator can discern if one who is not uniting with the decision is acting without concern for the group or in selfish interest.

    Ideally, all dissenters’ perspectives are synthesized into the final outcome for a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.[20]

    Should some dissenter’s perspective not harmonize with the others, that dissenter may “stand aside” to allow the group to proceed, or may opt to “block”. “Standing aside” implies a certain form of silent consent. Some groups allow “blocking” by even a single individual to halt or postpone the entire process.[23]

    Key components of Quaker-based consensus include a belief in a common humanity and the ability to decide together. The goal is “unity, not unanimity.” Ensuring that group members speak only once until others are heard encourages a diversity of thought. The facilitator is understood as serving the group rather than acting as person-in-charge.[24] In the Quaker model, as with other consensus decision-making processes, articulating the emerging consensus allows members to be clear on the decision in front of them.

    As members’ views are taken into account they are likely to support it.[25]

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  • Johnson is a cunt like Trump Farage Cummings Bannon

    and John Money Brain Freedom Crier

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  • Right now the minority’s behavior is boorish … no pun intended!!

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  • David,

    Bozo’s troubles are over! David Corn just offered him a Magic Sharpie on MSNBC. Maybe he will send it by Fed-Ex. Now all he has to do is change the minutes of the last few parliamentary sessions and, “Hey Presto!” Forty percent of Brits will be fooled.

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  • And a few educated Barbadian loonies on BU.

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  • @Donna

    Have you noticed Boris has his version of Stephen Miller?

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  • Trump said vote for him and we would find out who really knocked down the World Trade Centre. Well so far that’s one campaign promise that Trump does not appear to be making much effort to fulfill. If he thinks he has some new revelation as to who really knocked down the World Trade Centre, I can only assume he has some knowledge he is holding close to his breast that it was not the 19 hijackers who were being allegedly lead by Osama from his cave in Afghanistan (as fingered by the US government’s official conspiracy theory) or at least it was not solely them.

    Now here is some new revelations re the WTC and 9/11 that I assume Trump and his team will want to jump on and follow up. Professor Leroy Hulsey, head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a recognized forensic engineer has recently completed a 4 year investigation and issued a draft report on the 47 story WTC Building 7 skyscraper collapse at 5:20pm on the evening of 9/11. This collapse has been blamed by the official government investigators on office fires leading to metal expansion in the steel framework of the building and consequently structural failure setting off a progressive total collapse of the entire building.

    Professor Hulsey has stated categorically that his investigation shows that the collapse of WTC7 was definitely not caused by office fires. In fact, Professor Hulsey and his team of two PhD engineering students, found that to get the WTC 7 building to collapse in their computer models that mimics the rapid collapse seen in videos of the incident ( i.e. symmetrically, straight down into its own footprint at freefall acceleration) every structural columns in the building would have had to have been severed “almost simultaneously”. Now that does sound suspiciously like what a controlled demolition could do, but hard to understand how it could be the work of a random office fire. The heat produced by an office fire burning office furnishings, papers, office equipment etc. reaches temperatures which the steel framework of modern, steel-framed skyscrapers like WTC 7 are built to easily withstand.

    Professor Hulsey did also outline in a recent presentation at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (and in his written report) several glaring errors and omissions he found in the simulation and associated analysis produced by the official investigators, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He consequently believes their analysis of the building’s extraordinarily rapid collapse is not fit for purpose. You could say he makes it sound like NIST produced a FAKE REPORT using FAKE SCIENCE! My goodness, surely Mr. Trump will want to get on top of this issue with haste. If NIST produced a bogus, scientifically flawed report on the collapse of WTC7, how much confidence should we place on their analyses of the even more spectacular collapses of the twin towers WTC1 & WTC2.

    More info:

    Fire Did Not Cause 3rd Tower’s Collapse on 9/11, New Study Finds

    On September 11, 2001, at 5:20 PM, the 47-story World Trade Center Building 7 collapsed into its footprint, falling more than 100 feet at the rate of gravity for 2.5 seconds of its seven-second destruction.

    Despite calls for the evidence to be preserved, New York City officials had the building’s debris removed and destroyed in the ensuing weeks and months, preventing a proper forensic investigation from ever taking place. Seven years later, federal investigators concluded that WTC 7 was the first steel-framed high-rise ever to have collapsed solely as a result of normal office fires.

    Today, we at Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth are pleased to partner with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) in releasing the draft report of a four-year computer modeling study of WTC 7’s collapse conducted by researchers in the university’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The UAF WTC 7 report concludes that the collapse of WTC 7 on 9/11 was caused not by fire but rather by the near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building.

    Link to download the Report
    https://www.ae911truth.org/wtc7

    You can view Professor Hulesey’s hour long presentation on the release of his draft report at the University of Alaska Fairbanks on Sep 3rd the university’s web site (audio not too good for the first few minutes, but is normal when Professor Hulsey starts his presentation).

    Replace (DOT) with a .

    media(DOT)uaf(DOT)edu/media/t/0_xf8c7khp

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  • Donna
    September 8, 2019 10:47 AM

    How to tell if your group is a cult – you agree with and defend everything the leader says and everything the leader does.
    NOBODY IS RIGHT ALL OF THE TIME!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    Would you say Obama was a cult leader?

    He kind of self destructed the Democrat Party, the cult he led!!

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  • The Democrats now have 16 absolute lunatics running for the nomination, from Joe Biden who is fighting senility to Crazy Bernie!!

    The two just won’t go long!!

    They still adhere to the failed policies of Obama and the Democrats!!

    Meanwhile, a host of lunatics between the two of them are on show, from Pocahantas to Beto!!

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Mr Blogmaster I was beyond impressed or in modern net speak ROFLMAO 😂 when I saw the “full bred Sharpie” drawing a few days ago…

    I look forward to a well drawn 🙃 cartoon linking that Mexico funding for wall with money now being pulled from the military building projects all over the place…one report has Mitch McConnell fussing and promising that NO funds will be removed from his Kentucky state military project!

    Wha loss…

    @Donna, well the choosen one appears (so far) to have not been truthful re Mexico and wall funding….but as you said ANYTHING else he says is the gospel truth …it’s just those damned media enemy people who twist and fabricate causing him to retaliate so vexedly!

    Oh Lordie…

    And finally Mr Blogmaster in a serious note…

    This Brit enduring series of the ‘Empire: Brexit Sun Set (Finally!)’ is an excellent study of leadership supremacy/skills/failure, is it not!

    In practical terms Boris’ forceful efforts were necessary …at least the style. Surely the otherwise (apparently) more accomodating style of May and her predecessor couldn’t corral the difficult processes.

    But in sum, put any supposed formidable leader in this Brexit mess and I wonder which of them could resolve this without significant hits on their abilities — failure even…. How does ANYONE resolve the Brexit complexities!

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  • @555,
    U damn fool C*nt is the sweetest aspect of life, thanks. Your brainless lack of thinking contributes to the Leftist lurch which will be rectified come hell or highwater, DUNCE!

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  • How does ANYONE resolve the Brexit complexities!

    ++++++++++++++++

    Elections!!

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  • @John

    Agree with but happens if Corbyn wins by a slim margin given there is division on the issue of BREXIT within the Labour Party?

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  • Even the Labour candidates wont vote for Commie Corbyn.

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  • I would add a second thing to elections.

    A mature search for unity and consensus among the new MP’s!!

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  • There is a need to clear out the obstructionists and move past Brexit.

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  • David
    September 8, 2019 12:52 PM

    @John
    Agree with but happens if Corbyn wins by a slim margin given there is division on the issue of BREXIT within the Labour Party?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    So, you have come around to the buffoon’s way of thinking!!

    It is kind of obvious!!

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  • The point, an election will not solve the problem.

    Then there is the distrust that a referendum designed to reflect the will of the majority of people was not executed on by the govenbrment.

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  • Lovely test match in England just ended … Australia won.

    But there was a fight to the end!!

    A dozen or so overs left and bad light threatening.

    Enjoyed the skills on display over the five days.

    The bowlers on both sides are tops!!

    …. just Steve Smith took it away from England like he did in the first test.

    Average in this series is 147.25!!

    https://www.news18.com/cricketnext/news/ashes-2019-steve-smith-a-run-machine-leaving-every-one-behind-2299737.html

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  • An election should be based on choosing who the electorate wants to lead them out of the EU.

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