Saturday, December 10, 2016

MICHAEL FLYNN: What He Means for Trump's Foreign Policy

By Caroline Glick

In the US and around the world, people are anxiously awaiting US President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement of his choice to serve as secretary of state. There is no doubt that Trump’s choice for the position will tell us a great deal about the direction his foreign policy is likely to take.

But the fact is that we already have sufficient information to understand what his greatest focus will be.

Trump’s announcement last week that he has selected Marine General James Mattis to serve as his defense secretary is a key piece of the puzzle.

IGNORED: The One Hillary Campaign Insider Who Warned She That Would Lose to Trump

By Blake Neff

A major figure in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign warned she was in danger of losing the election days before the vote, but was ignored by the rest of her staff, a new write-up in Politico says.

Glenn Thrush has published a massive piece, “10 Crucial Decisions That Reshaped America,” detailing the key decision points in the 2016 campaign that led to President-elect Donald Trump’s surprising ultimate victory. But buried near the end of the article is a compelling anecdote about the hubris in the Clinton camp that brought about her final defeat.

In the last days of the campaign, Clinton was the overwhelming favorite according to most experts. Polls showed her with a consistent lead in key states, and several advanced forecasters regarded her chances of victory as 90 percent or more. Even FiveThirtyEight, the most pessimistic major forecaster, said Clinton’s chances were greater than 70 percent.

Clinton’s campaign largely shared this optimism, Thrush says, with the exception of one person.

Larwyn's Linx: White House and Political Intel Community Blame The Russians

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Nation

White House and Political Intel Community Blame The Russians: Treehouse
Well Done, Jill Stein: Ace
The Progressive Regression: Daniel J. Flynn

Famous power couple tries to save Democratic Party from Keith Ellison: LI
Less Snowflakes, More Grit: Gavin Wax
Good riddance Harry Reid: Exam

Cruz, DeSantis To Introduce Term Limits Bill To Drain The Swamp: RWN
Defeated Clinton strategist offers lots of excuses: Exam
Total Cost of Clinton's Losing Campaign: $1.2 Billion: WFB

Obama flooding U.S. with Somali Muslims at highest rate ever: Creeping Sharia
Obama Begs Republicans Not To Repeal His Failing Healthcare Law: RWN
Ooh, It’s Like a Hate Wave!: Jim Goad

Economy

Shutdown averted as Manchin caves on spending bill: Exam
Top Ten Reasons Andy Puzder Is a Great Pick for Labor Secretary: WFB
So many reasons to love Andrew Puzder as head of Labor Dept.: Thomas Lifson

Restoring the real Democratic Party: Robert Arvay
Trump Team Memo Hints at Big Shake-Up of U.S. Energy Policy: Bloomberg
Bombshell Dropped in Federal Court: Proof of a Silver Market “Mafia” Among Big Banks: WSOP

Scandal Central

California to release "non-violent" rapists, shooters, hostage takers: Machete
Amnesty International Attacks Democracies, Forgives Islamist Tyrannies: Gatestone
Andrew Cuomo Says He Met With Federal Prosecutors About Aides’ Corruption Case: NYT

Media

Speaker Paul Ryan Interview With Sean Hannity: Treehouse
Liberal Establishment Continues to Slander Steve Bannon and Breitbart News: GWP
"Soft Coup"?: Furious Trump Slams "Secret" CIA Report Russia Helped Him Win: ZH

World

Wilders found guilty of “hate speech,” tells judges “truth and liberty are stronger than you”: Robert Spencer
Reaction of Geert Wilders to His Conviction: Gatestone
Geert Wilders convicted of discrimination against Moroccans in Holland: DailyMail

Make India great again? Fighter jet giants look to move production to India: Fox News
Meet One of the Most Radical Imams in America: Shireen Qudosi (8/16)
Inside the North Korean war tunnels: TheSun

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Inside the Modern Day MI6: sis.gov.uk
Germany's Wildly Complex Fusion Reactor Is Actually Working: PopMech
Gigantic underground oceans could be full of ‘aliens’: Post

DARPA seeking mathematically optimized human machine A-Teams: NBF
Trump team memo asks Energy Department about cost of carbon: Ars
Thermoelectric Paint Opens Prospect Of Easier Energy Harvesting: Hackaday

Cornucopia

Fake News, Fake ID - Insuring Voter Fraud: MOTUS
UPS Driver Helps Save Woman Held Captive After Spotting Note On A Package: Consumerist
Your Morning Outrage: Torch

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Friday, December 09, 2016

MAJOR EARTHQUAKES HIT BOTH SIDES OF THE PACIFIC: Ground Could ‘Unzip All At Once’

By Michael Snyder

Why is our planet shaking so violently all of a sudden? There have literally been dozens of significant earthquakes right along the Ring of Fire within the past 30 days, and two giant ones made headlines all over the globe on Thursday. First, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Humboldt County, California, and that was followed later in the day by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in the Solomon Islands. But of course these latest earthquakes are just the latest examples of increased shaking along the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean. Experts are not quite sure what to make of all of this shaking, but they are warning that “the Big One” could strike the west coast at literally any time.

SANCTUARY: Rahm Emanuel Begs Donald Trump For Mercy

By Matthew Vadum

Chicago is one of the best places to live in America if you’re one of the millions of illegal aliens present in the country -- and free-spending, lawbreaking Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying his best to keep it that way.

Emanuel (D), who used to be a congressman and then President Obama’s chief of staff, dropped by Trump Tower in New York on Wednesday to urge President-elect Donald Trump to abandon his campaign promise to crack down on sanctuary cities.

“I also spoke out strongly about what it means to be a sanctuary city who will support and secure the people who are here, like my grandfather who came to the city of Chicago as a 13-year old 100 years ago,” said Emanuel who actually has no real bargaining power in the equation because he’s on the wrong side of the law.

Larwyn's Linx: The collapse of the political Left; Illegal Alien Deported 8 Times Kills Two Women

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Nation

The collapse of the political Left: Michael Barone
Illegal Alien Deported 8 Times Kills Two Women: DC
Contrarian: GOP

2018 Senate: The Democrats Are Very Exposed: Sabato
Donald Trump to Meet With Victims of Ohio State Attack: Natalie Johnson
Customs and Border chief: Migrant surge not letting up: Star-Telegram

Fake News Is Unreal: Gavin McInnes
Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania Recounts: Dec. 8 Update: Heavy
Paul Ryan's ACA replacement plan: ProducersWeb

Bill Signed by Obama Actually Gives Trump Authority to Build Wall: RWN
Valerie Jarrett: Trump's Victory Was "Soul-Crushing": Ace
Kellyanne Smacks Hillary Back: Biggest “fake news” was that Trump wouldn’t win: RWN

Economy

We're Number 25!: Stuart Schneiderman
Have the academic humanities committed suicide?: Maggie's Farm
From Dishwasher to Franchise Owner—and Regulation Target: Amir Siddiqi (2015)

Scandal Central

Another DC Mastermind: Durbin's debit debacle: Eric Peters
Reid calls McConnell 'my friend' in farewell speech: Susan Crabtree
Wells Fargo successfully convincing judges that forged arbitration agreements are legally binding: Boing Boing

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Mass AG Really Doesn’t Want To Be Questioned On Her Climate Change Fascism: RWN
Trump's EPA Pick Spooks Liberals and the Environmental Lobby: Fred Barnes

Media

Fake News: Credibility Is Not A Boomerang: Christian Mercenary
Time has the Sadz: Trump named Time's 'Person of the Year': Eddie Scarry
Time praised Obama, trashed Trump in 'Person of the Year' profile: Eddie Scarry

The Chickens Have Come Home To Roost: MOTUS
Navy Admiral’s Pearl Harbor Speech: These Men Never Would Have Taken A Knee To National Anthem: WZ
Liberal CNN Sued by Current and Former Black Employees for Racial Discrimination: JWF

World

Israel Is the Last Hope for Christians in the Middle East: Bradley Martin
Revealed: Tens of Millions Lavished on Hidden Costs of Immigration Industry: Breitbart
Chancellor Merkel: Germans Need to Learn to Integrate With the Immigrants: GoV

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Little Crappy Stories of Little Crappy Ships: WeaponsMan
Deep Freeze: The Air Force's Vital Mission in Antarctica: Military
Bizarre theory claims an alien base hidden in Antarctic in a huge triangular structure: DailyMail

Cornucopia

Pizzagate XI: Herschel Smith
Greg Lake: King Crimson and ELP star dies aged 69: Mark Savage
Milo: "When I Announced I Was Speaking About Pizzagate... I Got Calls From D.C. Saying Not Yet": SHTFplan

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Thursday, December 08, 2016

ANGELA MERKEL: Germans Must Learn to Integrate With Immigrants

By Baron Bodissey

Below is an excerpt from a speech given by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the CDU (Christian Democrats) party congress on December 6th, when she announced her intention to run for re-election as chancellor next year.

It’s hard to believe the amount of applause she receives. And look at the ecstatic faces of her supporters in the CDU!

Amazingly enough, instead of dragging her out of her limo and administering summary justice on the street, the German people — or rather, “people who have lived in Germany for a long time” — actually VOTE for her. Over and over again.

Mass insanity is the only explanation I can think of for such suicidal behavior.

HEY: The Electoral College Worked!

Interesting observation from Al Bundy:
And let's not even get started on the rampant, systemic vote fraud and the fact that untold millions of illegal aliens and dead citizens are stealing the American franchise. My guess? An accurate ecount of legitimate voters would reveal a Trump landslide.
 

Larwyn's Linx: The Electoral College Prevents California from Imposing Imperial Rule on the Country

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Nation

The Electoral College Prevents California from Imposing Imperial Rule : Michael Barone
Obama’s Deceitful, Misleading Claims On Terror: Caleb Howe
CalExit!: The Z Man

White House Applauds Mattis’ Military Accomplishments: WFB
Pelosi: Dems fine with Mattis language in CR: Exam
The law already allows Donald Trump to build the wall: Byron York

Trump Pick for DHS Head Warned About Iranians in South America: Adam Kredo
It's Over: Federal Judge Lifts Order to Recount Michigan Ballots: GWP
Michigan lawmakers strike back: Jill Stein could pay for ‘frivolous’ recount: CR

Pence: Obama's Era of Failed Policies That Weaken Our Nation Are Over: RWN
VA Court: photo ID can’t be required for concealed handgun permit application: WTKR
Michigan Presidential Ballot Recount Ended by Court Ruling: Joel Rosenblatt

Economy

US economy: No recovery, wages in reverse: Paul Bedard
US Steel CEO: Could Rehire 10,000, Trump Victory Bringing 'Positive Optimism': Breitbart
2 million more people in working families below poverty line than 10 years ago: DailyMail

Scandal Central

DHS: 900 percent surge in asylum demands, only half of illegals caught: Paul Bedard

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Trump Appoints Oklahoma’s Attorney General To Head EPA: DC
Trump ignores Gore’s advice, instead picks skeptic to head EPA: Depot
1st US Offshore Wind Turbine Breaks Before It Even Opened: DC

Media

Naval Base Bombed, Shinto Worshipers Fear Backlash - New York Times - 12/8/1941: Sultan Knish
Libtards have now ruined 'Homeland' with their "alt-right” fever dream!: AVclub
It’s Called A Shakedown, Baby: David Thompson

World

Trump Picks Iowa Governor Branstad as China Ambassador: Jennifer Jacobs
Trump's new foreign policy: 'We will stop looking to topple regimes': Exam
The Lessons of Pearl Harbor: Bruce Walker

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Is AI more evil than nuclear weapons?: VB
Massive numbers of security cameras are vulnerable to hacking: McClatchy DC
New technology better than fracking could vastly expand oil reserves: AT

Cornucopia

Attack on Pearl Harbor: Survivors Speak: WeaponsMan
.......AHAHAHahhahahhahahhaahahhaha: Feral Irishman
SC man seeks to restore grandfather’s honor, 75 years after Pearl Harbor: TheState

Image: New York City,1943
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QOTD: "General Mattis's code name as SecDef will be General Mattis." --Fake Mattis Quotes