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Nordstrom Selling Fake-Mud Jeans For $425

Nordstrom ($JWN), which canceled Ivanka Trump’s fashion line after their liberal customers complained, has decided to mock blue collar Americans by selling a pair of $425 jeans with fake mud!

The “Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans” which come with a “caked on muddy coating,” have already drawn heavy criticism:

It’s for the trust fund baby. It’s for the kid who inherits the millions of dollars, the kid who doesn’t want to work hard and wants to go into Nordstrom, pay a lot of money and act like they work -Ainsley Eardhardt, Fox & Friends

Described as “workwear” that “shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty,” Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe mocked the jeans “that look like they have been worn by someone with a dirty job… made for people won don’t”

This morning, for your consideration, I offer further proof that our country’s war on work continues to rage in all…

Posted by Mike Rowe on Monday, April 24, 2017

The reviews on the Nordstrom website are outstanding…

So (liberal) Ivanka’s line is¬†out because of her father’s politics, while “fake mud” jeans are in so trust fund babies can pretend to be the masculine version of their preferred gender.

 

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Reddit Allows ‚ÄúSyrian Rebel‚ÄĚ Group To Promote Al-Qaeda Affiliates

William Craddick | Disobedient Media

[For those who aren’t familiar with Disobedient Media, founder William Craddick is an incredibly detail-oriented journalist. Armed with a law degree and¬†a penchant for research, Craddick and his team have done¬†deep digs on a wide variety of¬†subjects from human trafficking to shady¬†Syrian ‘white-helmets‘ to government corruption. In their latest piece, DM exposes Reddit for blatantly providing a platform to¬†terrorist-linked organizations. Reposted with permission.]

Reddit Allows ‚ÄúSyrian Rebel‚ÄĚ Group To Promote Al-Qaeda Affiliates

An investigation has revealed that terror groups operating out of Syria have taken to Reddit, utilizing the online messageboard as a forum for individuals who support Islamic terror groups operating inside Syria. Disobedient Media has determined that the subreddit r/SyrianRebels lists at least one moderator who appears to support extremist-aligned groups in Syria and has recently announced that they will host an ‚ÄúAsk Me Anything‚ÄĚ session with a senior Al-Qaeda militant in charge of media outreach for the terror group. Reddit has refused to remove the subreddit, claiming that it does not violate their site‚Äôs rules.

¬†I. Subreddit Devoted To ‚ÄúSyrian Rebels‚ÄĚ Supports Extremists, Syrian White Helmets

The front page of r/SyrianRebels sports a number of posts that are anti-Assad and support the contention that the Syrian government was behind the April 4th chemical weapons attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria. They also feature several articles from the Atlantic Council. Disobedient Media has previously noted that the Atlantic Council is a think tank which has in the past taken money from special interests in return for pushing specific policy objectives that benefit their donors.

 Multiple members of the subreddit’s moderating team appear to be either supporters or members of groups within Syria who have ties to Islamic extremist groups fighting in the country’s civil war. Several moderators espouse support for the Syrian White Helmets, who Disobedient Media has tied to war crimes committed by rebel groups in Aleppo and other areas of Syria. Another supports the Al Bunyan al Marsous Operations Room, a coordinated organization of rebels in Daraa, Syria. Observers have noted that members of the Al Bunyan al Marsous Operations Room include Hay’at Tahrir al Sham, who have been described by BBC News as being Al-Qaeda’s latest incarnation in Syria. The subreddit has also linked to their own dedicated Telegram channel. Telegram has been reported to be a favorite medium of communication for jihadists due to its encrypted messaging system and has been criticized for hampering anti-terror units in their efforts to combat extremists.

On April 18th, 2017, the moderating team made an¬†announcement¬†that they planned to host an ‚ÄúAsk Me Anything‚ÄĚ (AMA) session on April 29th with Shaykh Abu Sulayman, the former media relations manager for¬†Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, who U.S. intelligence officials say is merely another proxy for Al-Qaeda fighting in Syria.¬†Shaykh Abu Sulayman, real name Mostafa Muhammed, has been described as the most senior Australian member of Al-Qaeda by the press and is labeled a terrorist by the¬†United States Department of the Treasury. The moderators claimed that their reason for giving an Al-Qaeda propagandist a forum to spread his message was their desire to feature an ‚ÄúEnglish speaker in rebel-held Syria who has first-hand knowledge of events there.‚ÄĚ There was no explanation for why they chose an English speaking member of Al-Qaeda, or how they had been able to coordinate and schedule a question and answer session with him.

II. Reddit Administrators Refused To Remove The Offending Subreddit

¬†When Reddit‚Äôs administration team was contacted about the content and nature of r/SyrianRebels, they refused to take action against the group, despite their clear promotion of Al-Qaeda affiliated groups and operatives. The administrators‚Äô response claimed that they had checked the subreddit and decided it did not violate Reddit‚Äôs¬†site rules. The administration team took this position despite the forum‚Äôs decision to allow an Al-Qaeda member to speak there. Their decision comes after both members of the¬†press¬†and¬†U.S. politicians¬†have clearly stated that there are no longer any ‚Äúmoderate rebel‚ÄĚ groups fighting the government in Syria.¬†The Guardianhas further noted that even supposedly ‚Äúnon-aligned‚ÄĚ groups of rebels responsible for retaking territory held by ISIS in Syria are little more than bands of mercenaries who have fought alongside jihadist groups in the past and will continue to in the future if the price is right.
Reddit’s response to concerns about the content being promoted on r/SyrianRebels

Many of the members of r/SyrianRebels promote these very groups, despite the clear signs that they are affiliated with jihadist organizations responsible not just for acts of terror and war crimes in Syria and the Middle East, but Europe and the United States as well. By failing to curtail these groups and deny them a forum on their website, Reddit’s corporate team is in effect allowing terrorism to thrive and promote itself on their platform.

This would not be the first time that terror groups have tried to use the platform for staging operations. In March 2015, Mossad officials told the¬†New York Post¬†that they had found users on Reddit who were using hexadecimal characters and prime numbers to encode plans for terror attacks. Over the past few months, Reddit has also been forced to close down subreddits that promoted¬†child abuse¬†and so called ‚Äúalt-right‚ÄĚ political views after receiving complaints from various factions of the site‚Äôs userbase.

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Violent Antifa Attack On Jack Posobiec Caught On Camera – Along With Probation Violating Pedo Advocate Luke Kuhn!

Sunday afternoon at a DC protest, a violent member of Antifa assaulted Rebel Media’s Washington Bureau Chief Jack Posobiec, as he attempted to give the alt-left a platform to speak their mind. The assailant¬†was quickly¬†arrested by George Washington University police, and Posobiec is filing charges.

Posobiec described what happened here:

Upon closer inspection of the video, however was clear footage of Antifa organizer Paul ‘Luke’ Kuhn – who was busted by Project Veritas plotting¬†Butyric acid attacks at¬†a DC Trump inauguration party.¬†The undercover sting,¬†filmed at the iconic Comic Ping Pong pizzeria –¬†which is definitely not owned by a pedophile,¬†resulted in the arrest of Kuhn along with two others. As part of his¬†‘deferred sentencing’ / probation, Kuhn agreed not to attend future Antifa events. And it looks like he just violated that agreement…

Want to know a little more about Luke?

As soon as the Veritas video¬†hit, nimble navigators on Reddit and 4chan found solid evidence suggesting DisruptJ20 organizer Luke Kuhn is a strange man. As¬†Disobedient Media also¬†reported, Kuhn made several pedophilic posts to usenet internet groups. One is a defense of sex with young boys “Yes, I did post a few articles to Boychat,” and in the other post, Kuhn envisions a child raping Ronald McDonald as a more effective deterrent than E-coli in dissuading children from eating McDonald’s.

And it seems that in 1998, the “Utopian Anarchist Party” which Kuhn was a big¬†part of began to distance themselves after Kuhn’s posts in “chickie-hawk/kid-porn scene” forums. Apparently even liberal¬†anarchists have boundaries.

“DC Indymedia editor Luke Kuhn and Bill White were partners in the UAP from 1996 to 2000. Both were identified as “occasional neo-Nazis” in 1998 for their tactics which included encouraging people to bomb public schools, supporting school shootings, publishing the phone numbers and addresses of private citizens to harass them (which is still a favored Luke Kuhn tactic), and their persistent appeals to young children to run away with them, while Luke Kuhn was advocating that it should be legal for adults to have sex with children.”

And from Redditor talmichael:

His full name is Paul Luke Kuhn:

Here are 1998 Archive.org links to Kuhn’s “Runaway Railroad,” his outreach to children who wish to run away from home. Not sure if he is still doing this. He includes all kinds of terrifying tips for minors so that no one finds them, including: Disguise: Cut it short or shave it — better to grow long, but hard to do Dye your hair — natural colors; not obviously dyed Grow a beard or shave — confounds verbal descriptions Change clothing style/appearance — easiest big change.¬†This quote from a 1995 Washington Post article indicates Kuhn’s first name is actually Paul, and that he lived in Rockville at that time. Kuhn was known for going shirtless so I assume it’s the same person: Across the city, the curfew sparked a variety of reactions from the citizenry. When the clock atop the Riggs Bank in Georgetown struck midnight, Paul “Luke” Kuhn was parading down M Street, wearing brown shorts with no shirt and carrying a yellow placard that read “{Expletive} the curfew.” Kuhn, 29, of Rockville, called the curfew “the number one assault on our civil rights. This curfew is Pearl Harbor.” He said he and other opponents planned further demonstrations against the curfew. “The cops don’t like it. It’s ridiculous,” he said. “They’re being asked to hunt curfew violators when they could be hunting murderers.” In any event, few underage teenagers were in evidence on the streets of Georgetown after midnight. “We don’t have a lot of problems with teens in this area,” said Lt. Emmojean Simpson-Jones, shift supervisor in Georgetown.¬†http://archive.is/4S8sy

In short, Antifa terrorist Paul ‘Luke’ Kuhn is a fucking weirdo, and he was just caught on film at an Antifa event violating probation.

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NYT: FBI Refused To Pay $50K For FISA-Linked Trump Dossier After Former MI6 Agent Failed To Corroborate Claims

Highlights:

  • Former MI6 agent Christopher Steele provided the FBI with a 35 page “pissgate” opposition research dossier on Donald Trump.
  • The¬†New York Times¬†just revealed an agreed upon $50,000 payment if¬†Steele could back it’s claims.
  • When Steele failed¬†to do so,¬†the FBI refused to pay him¬†the¬†$50,000 –¬†implying a low level of confidence in the dossier.
  • Despite the low level of confidence, the FBI then used the dossier as¬†the foundation for a¬†FISA warrant request in September of 2016 as probably cause to spy on Trump campaign associate Carter Page, which was granted.
  • In December, Trump’s attorney Donald McGahn asked Mr. Page to stop holding himself out as an “advisor” to Donald Trump, as he had no role in the Trump campaign, and was engaged in a limited capacity for a one-time foreign policy advisory committee in March.
  • Recall that House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes disclosed the existence of multiple FISA warrants¬†– so it is unclear¬†if this dossier-linked FISA warrant is related to the Susan Rice unmasking scandal.

If one needed any more proof that the absurd and discredited¬†35 page “pissgate” Trump opposition research dossier was¬†Fake News,¬†look no further than Saturday’s edition of the¬†New York Times – which revealed an arrangement struck between the FBI and the¬†author of the dossier, former MI6 agent¬†Christopher Steele; $50,000 for “solid corroboration” of his claims.

Steele¬†was apparently unable to produce satisfactory evidence –¬†and¬†was ultimately not paid for his efforts:

Up until now, the¬†dossier has been considered discredited since virtually all of it’s wide-ranging claims of financial collusion and¬†lascivious leverage between¬†President Trump, his advisors,¬†and Russia were unproven. Now, however, we know that the FBI had such a low level of confidence in the document that they were unwilling to pay for it.

Where this story takes an even more¬†troublesome turn¬†is the¬†fact that¬†this uncorroborated¬†‘low¬†confidence’ document¬†was used as the basis for a¬†FISA warrant against former Trump campaign associate Carter Page –¬†an international financier specializing in Russia’s oil and gas markets, and who had a very limited role on¬†a Trump campaign¬†foreign policy advisory committee last March. This means that while the FBI felt¬†the dossier’s claims weren’t solid enough to pay for, they turned around and¬†used it as evidence¬†of probable cause for a September¬†FISA warrant request to spy on Carter Page (which presumably¬†included ‘incidental’ surveillance of anyone he spoke with).

So the FBI used¬†‘low confidence’ information to fool the FISA court into issuing a Surveillance warrant…

And what exactly were the portions of the discredited dossier used to justify probable cause?

A July 19 memo from Steele‚Äôs dossier alleges that the Trump campaign used Page as an intermediary in a ‚Äúwell-developed conspiracy‚ÄĚ to help Trump during the election. The source of that claim has since been identified as Sergei Millian, a Belarusian-American businessman who has a history of exaggerating his business ties.

Another July 19 memo from the dossier alleges that Page, a low-level adviser on the campaign who never met Trump, met secretly with Kremlin officials and Igor Sechin, the president of Russian oil giant Rosneft, to discuss relaxing Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia.

Page, an energy consultant, has denied having the secret meeting and says he has never met Sechin. Daily Caller

So while Page did visit Moscow twice in 2016, Christopher Steele’s¬†uncorroborated claims were the foundation for the September FISA warrant.

Furthermore, upon Carter Page’s second return from Moscow last December, Trump’s attorney, Donald McGahn, wrote Mr.¬†Page a letter¬†requesting that he cease holding himself out as an “advisor” to Mr. Trump – considering the very limited scope of Page’s involvement with the Trump campaign:

At the end of the day, the FBI needs to answer for why they felt that an unverified¬†dossier which wasn’t worth paying for was then used as evidence of probable cause in¬†a FISA warrant request.

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Bill Maher Goes Off On Berkeley’s Treatment Of Ann Coulter – Calling Them ‘F*cking Babies’

Last week,¬†UC Berkeley¬†canceled an appearance by conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter. After an immediate online backlash grew into a MSM¬†1st amendment debate, Berkeley flip-flopped, un-canceling Coulter’s speech, and re-scheduling her appearance for the first week in May when there are no classes in session! Coulter has since refused, and has decided to stick to her April 27th appearance. “What are they going to do, arrest me?” Coulter told Fox’s Tucker Carlson.

In response to Berkeley’s “safe space shuffle,” liberal political comedian Bill Maher called out his own party last night¬†for being fucking retarded and forgetting about the 1st amendment:

“Berkeley, you know, used to be the cradle of free speech… And now it’s just the cradle for fucking babies!”

Enjoy:

I generally hate Maher, but he’s on the right side of two issues; the 1st amendment, and radical Islam.

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Maxine Waters Says Trump Doesn’t Deserve To Be President, Wont Work With Him

Insane liberal bitch Maxine Waters (D-CA)¬†has lost her shit. Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe¬†yesterday, Waters told hosts Joe Scarborough and Mike Brzezinski that she has no respect for President Trump – and hasn’t attended any official activities because

“I don’t honor him. I don’t respect this president… I don’t think that he deserves to be president of this great country.”

When asked if she would work with Trump on issues even other anti-Trump Democrats are willing to pursue, Waters started rambling about not trusting Trump because he mocked a disabled journalist (which has been debunked).

Scarborough: Elijah Cummings says that if he can find common ground with the President, he’ll work with him. In fact, he’s been talking to the President about reducing prescription drug prices, and making pharmaceutical companies actually negotiate with the Government. Would you be willing, if you found common ground with the President on issues like that, to work with him?

Waters: I don’t know how you find common ground with someone you absolutely do not trust. I started to watch him very closely during the campaign season. And when he mimicked and mocked a disabled journalist, I thought it was the most¬†outrageous thing!

Waters veered further into crazy town, talking impeachment over Russia.

Brzezinski: Maxine, are there other members of congress who are taking such a hard line like you?

Waters: Well, I want you to know that most members of congress are not involved in the investigations and, you know, doing their own research, and following up on leads. I am. Uh, we hope that the intelligence committees will do that, but I don’t really have any faith in the house intelligence committee because Nunes, as you know, has discredited himself.

Wow – good thing we have Nancy Drew on the case! Following up on leads that the intel committees might miss!

Then Waters crosses party lines to shower John McCain with golden¬†praise. Nothing says “establishment shills” like Russophobic Democrats and Republicans united against a President.

John McCain is an icon, he’s someone that’s highly respected… I really respect the fact that he was a prisoner of war, who suffered, you know, for seven years or so! And so I don’t think he’s forgotten how he was treated.

Liberal Donny Deutsch then tried to set Waters straight:

The reality is he’s our president. If he’s impeached, he’s impeached. But for today, tomorrow, and the next day, and on.. I don’t know if you’re acting in the best interests of your constituents of the Democratic party – coming out and saying “look, we all know the history of the grabbing of the genetalia, and everything that happened in the campaign. But we are now in reality¬†– he’s our President, he’s our commander in chief,¬†and things have to get done in this country. And to me,¬†I don’t want to hear a member of my party just say “there’s no way I’m working with him on anything.” I don’t think that’s good for the party, I don’t think that’s good for the country, and I just don’t think that’s living in reality.

Waters slips back into her mechanical diatribe…

The rest of the interview consists of bewildered liberal hosts trying to understand why Waters refuses to work with the President, and more of the same from Waters.

“I don’t trust him, I’m not going to be able to work with him, I’m going to really press getting these investigations done to find out who he really is.”

The woman is fucking deranged.

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Hot Chocolate Speaks! Bill O’Reilly Accuser Comes Forward On ‘The View’

The New York Times reported earlier this month that five women have been paid a combined $13 million to settle three¬†sexual harassment¬†allegations¬†against Bill O’Reilly – who has denied the claims. As an aside, my poor grandmother would be beside herself were she alive today, as she always loved ol’ “fuck it, we’ll do it live” Bill…

Bill’s three accusers are pictured below:

After an intense social media campaign and boycott,¬†21st Century Fox shitcanned the 20 year industry veteran – whose¬†nightly spot was just given to¬†Tucker Carlson – a huge win in my book. Unlike my dear grandmamma, I never liked O’Reilly.

Don’t feel bad for Bill though, he’s¬†reportedly going to walk away with ‘tens of millions’ of dollars, with one source reporting the amount at $25 million. Whoa!

So pervy Bill just cost Fox a reported $38 million…

And just yesterday, O’Reilly’s most recent accuser – Perquita Burgess came forward, explaining to ‘The View’ how Bill O’Reilly’s¬†unwanted¬†“sexual” grunting progressed into a nickname: Hot Chocolate!

See below:

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Afghan Ex-President Karzai: ISIS Is A Tool Of The United States

In an interview with Voice of America (VOA)¬†on Wednesday, ex-Afghan President Hamid Karzai – a former Washington Ally, made statements which¬†go hand in hand with¬†revelations from Wikileaks during the¬†2016 elections. Karzai¬†criticized recent U.S. foreign policy – including the “weak” attack on an ISIS stronghold using the largest ever non-nuclear weapon (MOAB) which failed to wipe out the Islamic State –¬†calling ISIS a tool of the United States:

I do not differentiate between Daesh [ISIS] and America… …I consider Daesh their tool. VOA

Prior to the 2016 US election,¬†such assertions¬†would seem outlandish – considering the fierce battle the U.S. has waged against ISIS –¬†however, when one considers revelations contained within the¬†Wikileaks email releases, a¬†startling picture begins to emerge; Saudi Arabia and Qatar were major donors to the Clinton Foundation, and¬†Saudi Arabia and Qatar funded ISIS.

In a¬†leaked email¬†sent on August 17, 2014 by Hillary Clinton to her current campaign manager, John Podesta, who back then was counselor to Barack Obama, she admitted that Qatar and Saudi Arabia “are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region.-ZeroHedge

Furthermore,¬†the United States allegedly warned ISIS of pending attacks¬†and gave them safe passage from Mosul, Iraq into Syria in order to violently¬†co-opt the¬†Arab Spring protests and¬†‘regime change’¬†Bashar Al Assad.

“More than 9,000 Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) militants will be redeployed from Mosul to the eastern regions of Syria to carry out a major offensive operation, which involves capturing Deir ez-Zor and Palmyra,‚ÄĚ RT

Meanwhile, pictures of John McCain hopping around the Middle East to meet with alleged ISIS leadership have been cropping up, and video has emerged of what some believe to be evidence of the CIA / ISIS staging a beheading video:

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange¬†provided historical context for¬†how the¬†‘CIA created ISIS’ in¬†Nov. 2016 comments:

In a statement to coincide with the release of the cables, known as “Carter Cables III”, Mr Assange explained how events which unfolded in 1979, had begun a series of events that led to the rise of ISIS.

He said: “If any year could be said to be the “year zero” of our modern era, 1979 is it.” Express.co.uk

In a nutshell:

  • The CIA’s decision to plow billions of dollars into arming the Mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan to fight the Soviet Union led to the creation of al-Qaeda.
    • “The invasion of Afghanistan by the USSR would see Saudi Arabia and the CIA push billions of dollars to Mujahideen fighters as part of Operation Cyclone, fomenting the rise of al-Qaeda and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union.”
  • This, in turn, led to the 9/11 attacks – which resulted in the US invasion of Iraq and the Afghanistan (while Hamid Karzai was President).
    • “The rise of al-Qaeda eventually bore the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, enabling the US invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq and over a decade of war, leaving, at its end, the ideological, financial and geographic basis for ISIS.”

So if we piece together the narrative:

  • The United States created the conditions which led to the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS / ISIL and various offshoots), starting in 1979.
  • Al Qaeda and the Islamic State have been roaming around the Middle East causing chaos – providing justification for US involvement in the region – such as Afghanistan.
  • After ISIS was created in the “vacuum” of US troops leaving Iraq¬†– they were well funded by Clinton / ‘deep state’ allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and sent into Syria to co-opt the Arab Spring protests into an all out civil war.
  • Hillary Clinton was supposed to have won the 2016 US election – and her stated plan was to align with ISIS in Syria for the purpose of regime change, while¬†preventing Russia from defending Syrian President Bashar al Assad. This would have put the U.S. in direct military conflict with Russia.
  • Clinton lost, and it appeared Syrian regime change was off the table… until¬†John McCain made a mysterious trip to Syria at the end of February.
  • A month later, President Trump bombed a Syrian airbase in response to alleged use of chemical weapons by Assad – while having a ‘beautiful piece of¬†chocolate cake’ with Chinese President Xi. Evidence that Assad was behind the chemical attack was weak from the start, and has grown increasingly suspicious over time.
  • In response to the backlash from Trump’s base (who voted against Syrian involvement), Trump has stated that the United States simply bombed the airbase to ‘send a message’ and that we would not send troops into Syria.

That said – all it’s going to take to walk back on that statement¬†are more ‘False Flag‘¬†chemical attacks pinned on Bashar Al Assad. Once a pattern is established and the case is made¬†to the UN, Assad will¬†be ‘regime changed’ and a new Western-friendly puppet government will allow that beautiful, shiny pipeline carrying rich, creamy (chocolate)¬†Saudi / Qatari oil through the country.

If ISIS is in fact a “tool of the United States,” which was armed and funded by Saudi Arabia and Qatar,¬†perhaps it explains why they have never attacked Israel – their ideological arch-enemy. Wouldn’t it be¬†easy for ISIS to loan some of their¬†military hardware to the Palestinians?¬†In fact, the “ISIS tool” theory makes even more sense when you consider the recent alliance between the USA, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and a handful of Arab nations –¬†organized by Israeli Prime Minister¬†Benjamin Netanyahu, with the stated goal of fighting ISIS and taking out Iran’s ‘regional ambitions.’

Perhaps Karzai was right; (Saudi backed) ISIS sets ’em up,¬†the USA¬†and¬†our allies knock ’em down, and ISIS re-brands as a new enemy in the region after yet another successful destabilization campaign. Rinse and repeat.

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Elon Musk About To Bank An Eazy $1.4 Billion Bucks In $TSLA Options?

Elon Musk, worth an estimated $14 billion Рprimarily from his heavily subsidized ventures, stands to rake in an additional $1.4 billion in $TSLA options if Tesla Inc. is able to achieve six operational and market value targets by 2022, per a recent filing.

Musk, who was awarded 5.27 million stock options in 2012 tied to Tesla operational and market value targets, has achieved six of the 10 operational goals to date, up from five at this time last year, according to a proxy statement filed Thursday. The automaker has also met eight of the 10 market value milestones, up from seven last year, the filing shows. Bloomberg

As of this writing, Tesla delivered 25,000 electric vehicles in the first quarter (subject to board confirmation), satisfying the “Aggregate production of 200,000 vehicles” milestone.

In addition to production targets, Tesla’s gross¬†margin must remain above 30% for at least four consecutive quarters (which has ranged from 19 – 28% over the last year), and it’s market value must remain above $43.2 billion for at least six months – or $270 per share.

Musk can cash in on the options if Tesla hits the targets ahead of schedule, worth approximately $1.4 billion as of Thursday’s close.

CAN HE DO IT?

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UC Berkeley Cancels Ann Coulter Speech, Then Flip-Flops After Coulter Calls Bluff – UPDATE: ANN REJECTS!

UPDATE: ANN HAS REFUSED BERKELEY’S UN-CANCELLATION!

As previously reported, UC Berkeley canceled, then¬†rescheduled an Ann Coulter speech on campus from April 27th to the first week in May when students aren’t on campus!

Ann laid it out in a series of tweets:

UC Berkeley has un-canceled a speech by conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter, originally nix’d¬†over security concerns¬†after violence erupted last weeked at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park. After the cancellation, a defiant Coulter said she was going to give the speech anyway – telling Fox’s Tucker Carlson “What are they going to¬†do, arrest me?”

Berkeley’s¬†decision to cancel Coulter’s speech fueled speculation that the notoriously liberal campus was¬†targeting speakers with¬†conservative views, however the cancelation was apparently in response to “specific intelligence” that Coulter would be in danger:

‚ÄúOur police department has made it clear that they have very specific intelligence regarding threats that could pose a grave danger to the speaker, attendees and those who may wish to lawfully protest this event,‚ÄĚ said Berkeley chancellor Nicholas Dirks ¬†CBS

And 24 hours later, after a growing backlash against the cancellation, Berkeley – the birthplace of the free speech movement of the 1960s, has now un-canceled Coulter,¬†offering to let her¬†speak in early May at a ‘more secure’ venue.

Perhaps they could have decided on a more secure venue in the first place?

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