We must assimilate to communicate. Cultures from foreign lands are welcome always, but not to replace the culture that WE have created and shared.
The World’s first government of Liberty and Freedom is WORTH fighting for the culture that birthed it.
The Judeo – Christian philosophy based in Freedom of conscience is worth preserving and fighting for. The Forefathers fought for it and shed blood for it. We must preserve our uniqueness and TEACH that the United States of America, is the shinning city upon the hill. If we don’t TEACH it then, blood will be covered with it.
The United States is a gift from god almighty that we should be the hope of freedom to the WORLD!
December 25, 2020 | 12:15 PM ET | (Update: 3:45 PM ET)
UPDATE (3:45 PM): Due to telecommunications issues after the blast, the FAA has temporarily halted flights out of Nashville.
UPDATE (2:30 PM): A widespread AT&T outage, including a disruption of 911systems, was reported in wake of Nashville explosion.
NASHVILLE — A surveillance video posted on YouTube reports to show a massive blast that occurred in downtown Nashville this morning. Moments before the blast, an ominous voice over a loudspeaker can be heard warning people to evacuate. “If you can hear this message, evacuate now,” the voice says.
During a press conference, Nashville Police Chief John Drake said early this morning, police responded to a report of shots fired in the downtown area. Upon arrival at the scene, officers heard a recorded warning coming from a parked R.V., the chief says. Drake told reporters the message warned that a bomb would denote in “15 minutes.”
The chief says his officers responded by evacuating nearby buildings. Moments later, a blasted erupted from the R.V., injuring three people and damaging numerous buildings. Chief Drake said one officer was knocked off his feet during the blast. A police spokesperson says the bravery of responding officers saved lives.
Nashville police say the act was intentionally and they are pursuing all leads with the assistance of the FBI and ATF, but the perpetrator or people responsible for the blast remain unknown.
If you have information that can help solve this crime, please call: 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324) or visit https://fbi.gov/tips.
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Evacuate now. There is a bomb’: Witness recalls chilling warning before explosion in Nashville that damaged 20 buildings, injured 3
Nashville’s iconic office tower, also the largest in the city, is undergoing additional cleaning after a case of coronavirus was confirmed in the building.
Metro’s Public Health Department has confirmed that “an occupant” of the office building has the COVID-19 virus, according to a March 8 notice that building manager CBRE Inc. sent to tenants and posted on the tower’s doors.
Replying to @BenKTallmadgeHillary Clinton’s presidential campaign headquarter was in a Ratner building in Brooklyn. Ratner figured in 1996 Bill Clinton’s campaign finance scandal as a guest in the Lincoln Bedroom & at a WH “coffee” event. De Blasio was an early supporter of Ratner’s Atlantic Yards bid.
A fugitive Malaysian financier accused of stealing billions and a New York rapper were indicted Friday for allegedly funneling foreign money to President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and a pro-Obama super PAC through straw donors.
Jho Low, a financier at the center of the 1MDB scandal, allegedly transferred roughly $21 million to Pras Michel — a musician, producer and original member of the Fugees — who prosecutors say funneled more than $1 million to a pro-Obama super PAC. Prosecutors also allege that Low and Michel also gave roughly $865,000 to Obama’s joint fundraising committee through 20 straw donors.
The super PAC in question is Black Men Vote, a mysterious group that shelled out $842,760 in independent expenditures to support Obama in 2012. The group aired radio ads attacking Obama’s Republican opponent Mitt Romney, including one ad that was labeled “misleading” for taking Romney’s comments out of context.
More than 90 percent of Black Men Vote’s $1.33 million war chest came from money funneled through a limited-liability company called SPM Holdings LLC and Michel’s personal contributions, with him allegedly acting as a “straw donor,” according to the indictment. The only other donor to the group was Virginia philanthropist Earl Stafford, who is credited with a $100,000 contribution.
Beneficiaries of the foreign money also included the Obama Victory Fund, Obama’s joint-fundraising committee with the Democratic Party.
Republican FEC commissioners in 2016 blocked an effort by their Democratic counterparts to open an investigation into Michel for violating the ban on straw contributions. In their reasoning, the Republican commissioners wrote, “our colleagues’ approach would render the constitutional rights of closely held corporations to engage in independent political speech functionally meaningless.”
Michel tried and failed to get Low into multiple fundraising events for Obama. His efforts were not entirely fruitless, however, as Michel was able to secure a spot for Low’s father at a private fundraiser despite the invitation including a disclaimer on the “prohibition on foreign and conduit contributions.”
“To gain further access to and influence” according to the indictment, Low and his associates did ultimately attend events at the White House with Obama — visits brought into question after it was revealed Low funneled millions of dollars to the businessman who arranged them.
Michel recruited several straw donors to give to Obama’s committee. At one point a potential straw donor “expressed her concerns about the legality of the arrangement,” and told him she would not donate the money, to which Michel responded “Okay.”
Charges in the indictment range from campaign finance violations and false statements to the FEC to falsifying tax records.
Low’s money again came into play during the 2016 election. But this time, Donald Trump was the beneficiary.
Federal prosecutors are currently investigating whether more than $1.5 million in suspicious money transfers traced back to Low were funneled to the Trump campaign’s joint fundraising committee.
Low is no stranger to legal trouble. He allegedly used Malaysia’s 1MDB fund as a personal slush fund, blowing through millions of dollars partying with celebrities and financing blockbuster movies. His whereabouts are currently unknown, but he has built up an army of foreign agents meant to bolster his image in the U.S.
Chilly ties with China seen hindering Mahathir’s hunt for Jho Low
Alleged 1MDB mastermind now a fugitive, still runs his business CK TAN and COCO LIU, Nikkei staff writersOctober 21, 2018 16:18 JST
KUALA LUMPUR/HONG KONG — The scandal surrounding Malaysia’s state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad has now focused on finding the man alleged to be its mastermind, Low Taek Jho.
The ethnic Chinese-Malaysian financier, also known as Jho Low, is wanted by Malaysia and several other countries. He is believed to be hiding in China, but strained relations between the administration of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Beijing may complicate efforts to return the businessman home.
As a key witness and suspect in the corruption cases involving 1MDB, it is likely that Malaysian authorities will step up their hunt for Low. “I would handcuff him,” the prime minister said in August when asked what he would do if Low was brought before him. But this appears to be a long way off.
Mahathir suggested recently that the 36-year-old Low may be hiding in China, and has managed to evade capture due to efforts within his own government to sabotage the hunt. But even if Low is found in China, Malaysia does not have an extradition treaty with the country.
Noting this, Mahathir in September said he was resorting to “private efforts” to bring the fugitive back.
The situation may be further muddled after Malaysia freed 11 ethnic Uighur Muslims who had been detained by the Najib regime and sent them to Turkey, despite requests from China to hand them over. China has been criticized for infringing the human rights of ethnic Uighur people, a charge that Beijing denies.
If Malaysia’s move ends up straining ties with China, some see the chance of catching Low may dim.
In August, Malaysian authorities charged Low and his father Hock Peng in absentia with money laundering, later asking the International Criminal Police Organization to help track him down.
The defense for Najib, who is facing over 30 charges related to $4.5 billion missing from 1MDB, has asked for Low to come forward as a witness. Najib’s wife, Rosmah Mansor, was also questioned regarding the scandal and subsequently indicted on 17 counts of money laundering and tax evasion.
“I would love to cross examine [Low],” said Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, lead counsel for Najib. “There are a lot of [relevant] documents but you don’t have people who can give meaning and context to them.”
Low, who graduated in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, was an adviser to Terengganu Investment Authority, later renamed as 1MDB when Najib took power in 2009. The then-28-year-old Low came to Najib’s attention because of his connections to the Saudi government. Under the prime minister’s watch, 1MDB invested in overseas energy sectors.
Again – we school those who are our enemies. Why are American Universities continuing to do this? To allow foreign countries to come in and steal our intellectual properties
“It was in this context that Jho Low represented the Middle East partners and their dealings and partnership with 1MDB,” said Najib in an interview with a news outlet in June.
However, investigators including the U.S. Department of Justice allege that the so-called partnership was a scam to divert funds from 1MDB.
Low laundered more than $400 million of the funds misappropriated from 1MDB in the U.S. for his personal use, according to the DOJ’s civil forfeiture suit in 2016. Some of the money is believed to have been used to fund the Hollywood blockbuster “Wolf of Wall Street” and purchase the Claude Monet painting “Saint-George Majeur.” In August, Indonesia agreed to hand over to Malaysia a luxury yacht belonging to Low.Jho Low’s signature on a document in July shows his activity in Hong Kong entity.
Low never held a formal position in 1MDB and has proclaimed his innocence, asking the general public via a recently created website to “keep an open mind until all of the evidence comes to light.” A spokesperson for Low said he has no additional comment other than the innocence plead.
However, it appears that he continues to run his business in Hong Kong through investment company Jynwel Capital, created in 2010. A document from the city’s Companies Registry shows that on July 9, Low appointed KV Pro Services as his company secretary.
It is unclear whether Low was in the city at the time of the appointment, as his physical presence was not required to make the change.
KV, which has replaced Baker & McKenzie in handling correspondence for Low’s company, told Nikkei that Low did not show up for the document signing. Instead, the signed document was delivered by an employee of Low in Hong Kong.
KV said they were unaware of Low’s whereabouts. On June 26, Low Taek Szen, Low’s older brother as well as a director at Jynwel Capital, filed a request to change the company name to Quinton Investments. Hong Kong-based Jynwel Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit group run by Low, was also renamed as the Quantima Charitable Foundation. No reason was given for the name changes and both websites are currently under maintenance.
MH370 Didn’t Just Disappear, It Was Caught in a Swamp of Corruption
From the beginning, the crash investigation fell victim to a regime in Malaysia now revealed to have been one of the most corrupt in the world. There are other scandals, too.
Clive IrvingUpdated Jun. 01, 2018 11:45PM ET / Published Jun. 01, 2018 10:41PM ET
It seemed that they did not want to quit. Even as the end of the search for the remains of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 was announced the crew of the ship conducting the search continued to scour the deep ocean floor in one last sweep.
This means that the world’s most advanced deep-sea search technology has been defeated by the same challenges that ended the previous 27-month search. It also means that the fate of the 239 souls on board the Boeing 777 that disappeared on March 8, 2014, remains part of the most baffling mystery in modern aviation history.
But this is so much more than a mystery. It is a calamity that indicts the organizations charged with setting the safety standards for international air travel for their failure to anticipate and remove a long-evident weakness in regulations.
And, equally seriously, it highlights the problem that air crash investigations can be seriously compromised by the political culture of the nations under whose jurisdictions they fall. In the case of MH370, that has exposed a singularly egregious example.
The Hermes Birkin handbag is one of those accessories that a woman carries casually while aware that it sends an identifying message: I am filthy rich. Or I have a close friend who is.
The bag is named for Jane Birkin, who, as a winsome, somewhat androgynous actress and singer became an icon of Swinging London in the 1960s.
The bag dates from the early 1980s, when the CEO of Hermes on a flight from Paris to London saw Birkin spill the contents of a straw bag while attempting to stow it in an overhead bin. He offered to create something more elegant specially for her—and, presto!—there emerged an instant classic of conspicuous consumption. Depending on which kind of animal skin it is fashioned from, a Birkin bag can cost up to $300,000.
That price is no obstacle to women who really want it now.
Take, for example, Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Najib Razak, the erstwhile prime minister of Malaysia.
Her husband’s annual salary was, officially, a modest $70,000. But in Malaysia, if you were the wife of any high government official, if you wanted something badly enough you could, apparently, be gratified with the help of a little looting of the public funds.
The true scale of the looting was disclosed only when Razak’s party was voted out of office early in May after more than 60 years in power. They were replaced by a coalition government led by 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad who promised to clean up what appears to have been one of the world’s most avid kleptocracies.
At the heart of the corruption was a sovereign wealth fund, 1MDB. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, at least $4.5 billion was diverted and laundered from the fund. Around $680 million is alleged to have ended up in Razak’s personal bank account.
Searches ordered by the new government of properties used by Razak and his family discovered 284 boxes of designer handbags, including Birkins, 72 bags stuffed with cash, watches, and jewelry—including a 22-carat pink diamond necklace valued at $27.3 million belonging to his wife.
These mind-boggling details bring their own chilling perspective to the way the Malaysians met their largest single responsibility to the outside world during more than four years of being in charge of investigating the disappearance of MH370.
Forty percent of government spending under Razak was—according to his opponents—lost to corruption, and the effort to cover the enormous debts of the looted fund means that the new government will impose an austerity regime. The new Malaysian government has also made it clear that it is not prepared to fund or devote any resources to new searches for MH370.
But here is an unpalatable illustration of the equation involved and its ethical message: Three nations, Malaysia, China, and Australia funded the first unsuccessful search which is estimated to have cost $180 million. Of that, Malaysia contributed $100 million, Australia $60 million, and China $20 million.
For Malaysia that works out at just over $400,000 per passenger lost, or little more than the cost of a Birkin bag.
From the beginning, in March 2014, the Razak government displayed a combination of incompetence and a natural instinct to avoid public scrutiny. Suddenly faced with a tragedy that gripped the whole world’s attention, ministers showed little grasp of what had happened and even fled from press briefings when their lack of grip was exposed.
Within a week the government selected the easiest targets to blame for the tragedy, the pilots. They staged a deliberately public raid on the home of the pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah. Soon after they suggested that Captain Shah had used a flight simulator on his home computer to rehearse a plan to hijack his own airplane.
Some of the people ordering this search and promoting the theory have now had their own homes publicly searched in the course of the corruption investigation.
A year later the government had to admit that it had found no evidence or motive for either of the pilots to have planned a mass murder-suicide.
Under a regime like this it was not surprising that the country has come nowhere near to meeting its obligations under international treaties to make the investigation into MH370 publicly transparent. Officially, the investigation is led by Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation, always headed by government appointees. In an administration that incorporated patronage, cronyism, and the intimidation of opponents as a matter of course there was no semblance of transparency.
Nor was there any chance that the Malaysian media would take a deep dive into how the investigation was being handled. The main newspapers and news channels were either owned or controlled by friends of the ruling party. Websites critical of the government were accused of publishing “offensive” content and to silence them Razik, picking up his tone from the Trump White House, introduced the so-called Anti-Fake News Act. Fifteen of his political opponents were charged with sedition. Repressive police powers were enabled by a new “anti-terror” law.
The international agreement covering air accident reports states: “The sole objective shall be the prevention of accidents, it is not the purpose of this activity to apportion blame or liability.”
But as the campaign against the pilots indicated, assigning personal blame to people who could never answer was the government’s first instinct and the role of the government ministry has offered no protection from overt political interference.
There were also indications that the airline’s observance of international regulations was lax. A year before the flight vanished, the company auditors at Malaysian Airlines discovered that the airline was not compliant with its own rules governing the airplane’s on-board system for automatically sending bursts of data reporting its vital systems to managers at its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. The auditors pointed out that because of this, by law, MH370 should not have been cleared to fly. The Malaysian transport minister knew of the audit but never admitted to it.
Technically the investigation team includes representatives from America’s National Transportation Safety Board, the U.K.’s Air Accident Investigation Branch, China’s Aircraft Accident Investigation Department, the Bureau d’Enquetes et d’Analyses of France, and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. But apart from a bare-bones “factual report” issued on the first anniversary of the disaster nothing remotely resembling a normal air investigation report, which would include regular updates, has ever emerged.
Unless I am wrong, and I could be, US Deputy AG Rosen, the second-highest in the Department of Justice, would be the one to sign off on the warrant for the Biden laptops. I base this purely on the fact that it was Rosenstein who signed the visa warrants.
Why do we think the FBI will treat Hunter any differently from the way they did Hillary Clinton or the men who used Epstein for sex with underage teens, including Bill Clinton and a litany of other well-known names?
There are many reasons and MANY involved and they are NOT ONLY the very TOP. They are upper and lower. Remember the snake has to be supported by the rest of the body.
This is a relationship chart that I drafted – LOOK at it. WRAY’s connections go all the way into the corruption of Uranium ONE and the vipers in the LAW FIRM have ties to it. So, there are many more names that people have not heard of – Hand, Andrews, Driver, Coats, Mack, Snell, Bell, Boggs, Witthuhn, Varmer, Spulak, Sllers, Burchfield, Sollers, Burchfield, Kaplan, Crenshaw, Egan and the lobby firms -there are many more.
Bell is in the US Justice Dept, so they KNEW. Monsanto is a client. Rosneft and Gazprom are JOINT Venture PARTNERS!!!!!!
This is an ENRON type of mess except bigger. The Uranium One deal could not have happened without King and Spalding
In the last four years, our Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, our federal judges, and our Congress have revealed who they are. The rules do not apply to them – they only apply to us.
We know the full story of why, how and who tried to unseat our elected President. The Feds know we understand this, and they don’t care.
We know sedition and treason were committed. People’s reputations, livelihoods, and families were wrecked and bankrupted. Their privacy was illegally monitored. The FEDS don’t care that we know it.
We know that Anthony Weiner continued to sext the 15 yr old girl after his laptop was seized. The DOJ, the FBI, Huma, and Hillary knew it was happening. No one did anything because of the election. The victim even wrote a letter to Comey, begging him to do something. He didn’t even contact her, but he told us her name. Sure, Weiner ended up in jail – after the election and that young girl was made a target. Action initiated after the election was protection for corrupt Hillary Clinton – another favor.
The Ghislaine Maxwell depositions released a few days ago redacted names of every man (and woman) named. The names of the two victims were left in the Feds’ printed material for everyone to see. Who does that? Was the release of the girls’ names the only reason the depositions were released? Without the redacted names there is no plausible reason even to put it in print. It was horrible to make those two woman targets – horrible! Again, the rich and famous are protected, and the two victims shut down.
The story breaks with Hunters laptop containing 6,000 emails and child pornography. We find the FBI had Hunter’s financial information and opened a money-laundering investigation in September 2019. They had the info for a year but did nothing. They have let Hunter run free for a year.
HUMA is the Muslim Brotherhood plant and Hillary’s protege
Someone at the DOJ and FBI gave Joe a favor.
The Delaware PD was given copies of the hard drives by Rudy Giuliani. Delaware PD gave them to the FBI. The FBI attaches it to the financial investigation.No one, the FBI or law enforcement, has opened a child pornography or trafficking investigation as far as I know. Financial analyses are investigated very differently from a child pornography or trafficking investigations.
We have read some of the emails, we have seen some of the pics. It is reported that one photo and one email was about a specific 14 year old relative – I will not say who. This means the 14 year old is also related to Joe Biden. Again, someone at the DOJ and FBI are doing Joe a favor.
We know that Joe Biden lies by splitting hairs. He enriches himself by proxy through his siblings and his kids, who market access to Joe Biden to foreign governments who pay for the favors he grants them.
The late Beau Biden was the Delaware State Attorney General. The Bidens own the Delaware justice system- including the judges. Delaware PD is not and will not do anything.
It’s pretty simple – the Department of Justice and the FBI are running a protection racket. Those in their circle of influence are eligible for a different set of rules. The Department of Justice and the FBI are privy to the kickbacks, the payoffs, and payouts made by our Congress. They are all dirty, and this is the evidence;
The 3 1/2 yr investigation of our President continued while the DOJ and FBI sat on evidence. Evidence that would have prevented the impeachment of our President while the real criminals are free via a protection racket
Holding the reveal of the Weiner sexting until after the 2016 election – another protection racket!
Holding a fake review of the Clinton emails – another protection racket!
Ghislaine Maxwell’s redacted deposition – smoke, and mirrors to show us the DOJ and FBI, and our judges are applying the rule of law- joke.
Why did the FBI not open a separate investigation for child pornography/sex trafficking? Instead, the Biden child pornography/sex trafficking case is now attached to an existing money-laundering scheme that has gone nowhere in a year. This fact alone is the epitome of a protection racket.
This next statement is the most important of anything that has or has not been published to date:
The porn gets hidden in the money-laundering scheme. It is much easier for the FBI to say the case is closed when it deals only with finances. Joe Biden and his family are liars and crooks. Period. The DOJ and the FBI are protecting the BIDENS. PERIOD.
I am deeply disappointed that Attorney General Barr and Director Wray haven’t blown the lid off the place and cleaned house. I no longer respect either one.
Barr was the AG when the IRAN Contra deal was going on and the FBI was NOT held to account. These are the things that happen when they are NOT accountable.
Our President’s only solution in his second term is to completely dismantle the present organization and establish an entirely new justice, investigative and CIA unit. I support reducing the number of government organizations/agencies and rolling the front line workers/law enforcement into existing agencies.
I am firm of the opinion the present organization cannot continue.
I am also firm of the opinion the DOJ, FBI, and the CIA owe an apology to the President and the American people.
Lastly, I will be happy, joyful, and delighted to say I was wrong, should Barr and Wray prove me to be so.
Here is some additional information on Deputy Attorney Rosen:
He has no prosecutorial experience. He is a financial attorney.
Attorney General Barr had urged President Trump to choose Rosen as his deputy.
You can find more on Wikipedia.
Sheila G is a member of the Conservative Choice Campaign, sponsoring the KAG Coalition. You can follow her on Twitter and Parler @TheSheilaG2020 (same handle for both)
Netflix’s recently released Cuties film—which hyper-sexualizes 11-year-old children twerking in a dance crew—is facing a surge of subscription cancellations by disgusted viewers.
A clip of the movie is circulating on social media, depicting the pre-teens in booty shorts and crop tops while striking provocative poses on their hands and knees. An adult audience watches as the young girls simulate sexual acts on stage and on camera. This trailer is just a further glimpse into the film’s plot, but outraged individuals have taken to Twitter to express their outrage and document their actions.
“I really hate to put this shit on my timeline but my f**king God,” The Daily Caller‘s Greg Price tweeted. “Adults made this movie with all the choreography. It won awards at Sundance. @netflix execs watched it and concluded it was acceptable to put on their platform. Just absolutely disgusting in every way.”
Then Price shared a screenshot of his Netflix account page confirming that he canceled his membership.
“I am literally about to throw up. God help us.”
Ian Miles Cheong advised the same to his followers. “Do not support the sexualization of children
Ian Miles Cheong advised the same to his followers. “Do not support the sexualization of children.”
“Netflix is comfortable with this. Plenty of people will defend it. This is where our culture is at,” The Daily Caller‘s Mary Margaret Olohan wrote.
OANN’s Jack Posobiec tweeted “Cancel Netflix” while revealing that the movie platform had blocked him.
Preceding the film’s debut on Netflix, members of the public preemptively pushed to cancel the movie’s launch altogether on the streaming platform.
“If this show is still there by next month..i am canceling my Netflix subscription and so should you,” a Muslim actor tweeted, promoting a Change.org petition with almost 125,000 boycott signatures to date.
Another has a $2 donation option for signatories to fund the removal, pointing out that the content kindles the global spread of child sex trafficking in that age group. And one fundraiser has reached half-a-million supporters, banning together as customers and halting their subscriptions in solidarity to prove to Netflix that “our children are more valuable than our entertainment, and our money is better spent else where!”
Mike Cernovich condemned men in media for writing fawning reviews of the film. “No man who isn’t a creeper would be able to sit through the entire film without being utterly disturbed,” he tweeted.
Cuties follows the story of an 11-year-old Muslim Senegalese immigrant named Amy who relocates to the Parisian housing projects. Amy befriends a troupe of twerking youths desperate to gain popularity while struggling through the throes of their childhood.
Netflix bought the film just before its premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival but contention surrounded the promotional poster, which featured the notorious dance scene. Netflix publicly apologized for the imagery and reverted to the original French design that depicts the characters frolicking with shopping bags.
David Reaboi noted how Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita dealt with this topic differently without the “wholesome” or “celebratory” slant. “Some are defending it on artistic grounds, but these people actually thrill to these awful scenes,” he tweeted.
Mainstream film critics still pounced to the movie’s defense.
The New Yorker tweeted that the film has “angered scandal-mongers on the right” as a “target of a right-wing campaign” when the story is about the “defiance of a patriarchal order.”
The Telegram accused detractors of being “terrified of child sexuality” as if promiscuity at that age should be normalised.
Bustle entertainment writer Casey Cipriani claimed that the controversy might disperse if “you can watch it and decide for yourself.” Many have already swarmed to Rotten Tomatoes to leave scathing reviews and plummet the ratings. The YouTube teaser trailer itself received 1.6 million dislikes. IMDB’s parental guide clarified that the one erotic dance scene where one of the female child dancers “lifts up her cropped top to fully display her bare breast” is “lawfully defined as pedophilia.”ADs
I just took this screenshot from the IMDb website. It straight up says it’s child pornography. I’m beyond appalled. Who would allow their child be filmed like this? I don’t care why they did it. It’s child pornography. #CancelNetflixpic.twitter.com/bKiV9mwd5u— Just Me. (@dazzlingblu) September 10, 2020
“A pair of tight leather pants on an 11 year old girl are forcefully pulled down in the midst of a scuffle; the camera glances at her panty exposed bum,” the warning continued.
Decider‘s Anna Menta urged similar sentiments, even instructing the angry mob to apologise to the director Maïmouna Doucouré. “[T]his movie is a thoughtful commentary on the way the hypersexualization of women in media affects girls at impressionable ages.”
“It’s a truth that girls who are too young to even understand what sex is are sexualizing themselves because they perceive sexuality as a way for women to achieve power and attention,” Menta alleged.
The Daily Beast described the movie as “this month’s must-watch.
The Independent‘s Clémence Michallon asserted that Cuties “is too clever a film to be subjected to the kind of policing it has experienced so far” and “too intelligent and moving to be marred by one bad-taste poster.”
Rolling Stone‘s senior editor David Fear calledCuties a “coming-of-age movie caught in the culture wars” and blamed the “major marketing mistake” for the film’s widespread hatred.
“It’s actually a sensitive portrait of growing pains that deserves to be seen,” Fear prefaced his vindication.
Fear attempted to justify the protagonist’s exploitation because she is just a little girl “stuck watching her family fall apart and is trying to find a place for herself in the world.”
“It’s a portrait of girls that decries how sexuality is force-fed to them and/or viewed as the only way to foster self-esteem at far too young an age,” he argued.
However, the film on the “family friendly” streaming platform allegedly auditioned 650 vulnerable pre-adolescent actresses, ironically eager to gain fame and fortune as their portrayed characters, to hopefully dance on international screens in midriff-baring tops and short-shorts with their backs arched. The casting process took place over a six month period, the film’s producer Zangro stated in an exclusive interview to Variety.
Still, societal meta-commentators declare that the film is exploring femininity as a child defies her family’s orthodoxy in an outlandish mockery of Islam, all while distributing borderline child pornography and pushing to normalize pedophilia.
since I can’t print the url without it being blocked – I added spaces – https://www.thegateway pundit.com/2020/09/ first-photos-video-antifa-killer-michael-reinoehl-shot-dead-washington-state-us-marshals-attempt-revive/
and here’s the article
FIRST PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Antifa Killer Michael Reinoehl Shot Dead in Washington State — US Marshals Attempt to Revive Him
A top Democratic operative says voter fraud, especially with mail-in ballots, is no myth. And he knows this because he’s been doing it, on a grand scale, for decades.
Mail-in ballots have become the latest flashpoint in the 2020 elections. While President Trump and the GOP warn of widespread manipulation of the absentee vote that will swell with COVID polling restrictions, many Democrats and their media allies have dismissed such concerns as unfounded.
But the political insider, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he fears prosecution, said fraud is more the rule than the exception. His dirty work has taken him through the weeds of municipal and federal elections in Paterson, Atlantic City, Camden, Newark, Hoboken and Hudson County and his fingerprints can be found in local legislative, mayoral and congressional races across the Garden State. Some of the biggest names and highest office holders in New Jersey have benefited from his tricks, according to campaign records The Post reviewed.
“An election that is swayed by 500 votes, 1,000 votes — it can make a difference,” the tipster said. “It could be enough to flip states.”
The whisteblower — whose identity, rap sheet and long history working as a consultant to various campaigns were confirmed by The Post — says he not only changed ballots himself over the years, but led teams of fraudsters and mentored at least 20 operatives in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania — a critical 2020 swing state.
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“There is no race in New Jersey — from city council to United States Senate — that we haven’t worked on,” the tipster said. “I worked on a fire commissioner’s race in Burlington County. The smaller the race, the easier it is to do.”
A Bernie Sanders die-hard with no horse in the presidential race, he said he felt compelled to come forward in the hope that states would act now to fix the glaring security problems present in mail-in ballots.
“This is a real thing,” he said. “And there is going to be a f–king war coming November 3rd over this stuff … If they knew how the sausage was made, they could fix it.”
Mail-in voting can be complicated — tough enough that 84,000 New Yorkers had their mailed votes thrown out in the June 23 Democratic presidential primary for incorrectly filling them out.
But for political pros, they’re a piece of cake. In New Jersey, for example, it begins with a blank mail-in ballot delivered to a registered voter in a large envelope. Inside the packet is a return envelope, a “certificate of mail in voter” which the voter must sign, and the ballot itself.
That’s when the election-rigger springs into action.
The ballot has no specific security features — like a stamp or a watermark — so the insider said he would just make his own ballots.
“I just put [the ballot] through the copy machine and it comes out the same way,” the insider said.
But the return envelopes are “more secure than the ballot. You could never recreate the envelope,” he said. So they had to be collected from real voters.
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He would have his operatives fan out, going house to house, convincing voters to let them mail completed ballots on their behalf as a public service. The fraudster and his minions would then take the sealed envelopes home and hold them over boiling water.
“You have to steam it to loosen the glue,” said the insider.
He then would remove the real ballot, place the counterfeit ballot inside the signed certificate, and reseal the envelope.
“Five minutes per ballot tops,” said the insider.
The insider said he took care not to stuff the fake ballots into just a few public mailboxes, but sprinkle them around town. That way he avoided the attention that foiled a sloppy voter-fraud operation in a Paterson, NJ, city council race this year, where 900 ballots were found in just three mailboxes.
“If they had spread them in all different mailboxes, nothing would have happened,” the insider said.
The tipster said sometimes postal employees are in on the scam.
“You have a postman who is a rabid anti-Trump guy and he’s working in Bedminster or some Republican stronghold … He can take those [filled-out] ballots, and knowing 95% are going to a Republican, he can just throw those in the garbage.”
In some cases, mail carriers were members of his “work crew,” and would sift ballots from the mail and hand them over to the operative.
In 2017, more than 500 mail-in ballots in New York City never arrived to the Board of Elections for races that November — leaving hundreds disenfranchised. They eventually were discovered in April 2018. “For some undetermined reason, some baskets of mail that were bound to the New York City Board of Elections were put off to the side at the Brooklyn processing facility,” city elections boss Michael Ryan said at the time of discovery.
Hitting up assisted-living facilities and “helping” the elderly fill out their absentee ballots was a gold mine of votes, the insider said.
“There are nursing homes where the nurse is actually a paid operative. And they go room by room by room to these old people who still want to feel like they’re relevant,” said the whistleblower. “[They] literally fill it out for them.”
The insider pointed to former Jersey City Mayor Gerald McCann, who was sued in 2007 after a razor-thin victory for a local school board seat for allegedly tricking “incompetent … and ill” residents of nursing homes into casting ballots for him. McCann denied it, though he did admit to assisting some nursing home residents with absentee ballot applications.
When all else failed, the insider would send operatives to vote live in polling stations, particularly in states like New Jersey and New York that do not require voter ID. Pennsylvania, also for the most part, does not.
The best targets were registered voters who routinely skip presidential or municipal elections — information which is publicly available.
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“You fill out these index cards with that person’s name and district and you go around the city and say, ‘You’re going to be him, you’re going to be him,’” the insider said of how he dispatched his teams of dirty-tricksters.
At the polling place, the fake voter would sign in, “get on line and … vote,” the insider said. The impostors would simply recreate the signature that already appears in the voter roll as best they could. In the rare instance that a real voter had already signed in and cast a ballot, the impersonator would just chalk it up to an innocent mistake and bolt.
The tipster said New Jersey homeless shelters offered a nearly inexhaustible pool of reliable — buyable — voters.
“They get to register where they live in and they go to the polls and vote,” he said, laughing at the roughly $174 per vote Mike Bloomberg spent to win his third mayoral term. He said he could have delivered the same result at a 70 percent discount — like when Frank “Pupie” Raia, a real estate developer and Hoboken nabob, was convicted last year on federal charges for paying low-income residents 50 bucks a pop to vote how he wanted during a 2013 municipal election.
Organizationally, the tipster said, his voter-fraud schemes in the Garden State and elsewhere resembled Mafia organizations, with a boss (usually the campaign manager) handing off the day-to-day managing of the mob soldiers to the underboss (him). The actual candidate was usually kept in the dark deliberately so they could maintain “plausible deniability.”
With mail-in ballots, partisans from both parties hash out and count ballots at the local board of elections — debating which ballots make the cut and which need to be thrown out because of irregularities.
The insider said any ballots offered up by him or his operation would come with a bent corner along the voter certificate — which contains the voter signature — so Democratic Board of Election counters would know the fix was in and not to object.
“It doesn’t stay bent, but you can tell it’s been bent,” the tipster said. “Until the [certificate] is approved, the ballot doesn’t matter. They don’t get to see the ballot unless they approve the [certificate.]”
“I invented bending corners,” the insider boasted, saying once the fixed ballots were mixed in with the normal ones, the bed was made. “Once a ballot is opened, it’s an anonymous ballot.”
While federal law warns of prison sentences of up to five years, busted voter frauds have seen far less punishment. While in 2018 a Texas woman was sentenced to five years, an Arizona man busted for voting twice in the mail was given just three years’ probation. A study by the conservative Heritage Foundation found more than 1,000 instances of documented voter fraud in the United States, almost all of which occurred over the last 20 years.
“There is nothing new about these techniques,” said Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at Heritage who manages their election law reform initiative. “Everything he’s talking about is perfectly possible.“
Updated 2:39 AM ET, Fri August 21, 2020Satellite image of Aug. 18, 2020, appears to show a Chinese submarine using an underground base on Hainan Island on the South China Sea.
Hong Kong (CNN)Military watchers across the internet were provided with a rare sight after photos circulated this week that appear to show a Chinese submarine using an underground base on Hainan Island on the South China Sea.The satellite image from American imaging company Planet Labs, first posted on the social media accounts of Radio Free Asia, shows what appears to be a Type 093 nuclear-powered attack submarine entering a tunnel to an underground berth on Yulin Naval Base.It immediately drew comparisons to what might be seen in a spy movie, with one Twitter user just posting the words “Bond, James Bond” in reaction to the photo. Others made reference to the fictional Nautilus, from Jules Verne’s novel “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”Satellite image of Aug. 18, 2020, appears to show a Chinese submarine using an underground base on Hainan Island on the South China Sea.Drew Thompson, a former United States Defense Department official now at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, says the shot of the submarine is a rare occurrence.”That’s unusual that a commercial satellite would be overhead at just the right time” on a cloudless day, he said.What’s not unusual is the Chinese underground base. It’s how Beijing conceals a lot of its military hardware, from submarines to missile systems based far inland, Thompson said.”The Chinese have tremendous experience building underground facilities,” Thompson said. “It’s in keeping with their strategic culture.”
China flexes military muscle amid coronavirus pandemic 04:00But the Chinese shorelines get particular attention. “They have an ingrained sense of the acute vulnerability of their coastline to attack,” Thompson said.CNN has reached out to Chinese authorities for comment on the images.The Yulin base, on the southern end of Hainan Island almost 300 miles (470 kilometers) southwest of Hong Kong, is one of China’s key facilities to protect its naval assets.As for the submarine, Thompson said its presence at the base doesn’t send any particular signal about the People’s Liberation Army Navy.”The bottom line is they have a large and growing submarine fleet which is improving in quality,” he said.”They are able to protect it with underground facilities.”And keep the submarines out the sight of prying eyes.
Rare footage shows US patrol of South China Sea 02:56At least once this year, on May 15, the US Navy sent one of its P-8A Poseidon intelligence and reconnaissance jets on a flight near the Yulin base, Navy spokesperson Reann Mommsen confirmed to CNN.”That’s the job of naval intelligence,” said Thompson. “Watching an adversary is a daily effort.”And tunnels can make that frustrating for US military planners, said Carl Schuster, a former director of operations at the US Pacific Command’s Joint Intelligence Center.”You have no evidence of (the submarine’s) combat readiness, operational response times and availability,” he said. “Tunnels blind potential opponents to the submarines’ operating status and patterns, denying them the ability to determine the state of China’s military preparations, knowledge critical to assessing China’s intentions and plans.”As for the submarine itself, if it is one a Type 093, it would be one of as many as six in the Chinese fleet, according to the nonprofit Nuclear Threat Initiative.The Type 093 comes in three versions and can be armed with torpedoes and cruise missiles, it said.