Tuesday’s special election in Georgia to fill the vacant seat left by Trump’s new HHS Secretary, Tom Price, was the most expensive House election in history, coming in at around $55 million spent between the candidates and outside groups.
In a race Democrats snarkily referred to as a “referendum on the Trump administration,” 30 year old Democrat Jon Ossoff spent over seven times what Republican Karen Handel shelled out for the race, coming in at $21,977,310 spent vs. Handel’s $3,132,009.
Ossoff received a significant amount of support from out-of-state donors. Itemized campaign filings reveal that Mr. Ossoff received most of his contributions from large Democrat leaning states such as New York and California, while only 14% came from Georgia compared to Ms. Handel’s 56%.
The New York Times notes that while Ossoff’s campaign far outraised Handel’s, she had much more outside support from party committees and ‘super PACs,’ which spent over $25 million on the race – primarily on advertising. In fact, an Atlanta TV station added a 7 p.m. newscast to take advantage of all that sweet, sweet advertising money.
Thank you @FoxNews "Huge win for President Trump and GOP in Georgia Congressional Special Election."
Stephen Hawking gives humanity 200-500 years to find a new home among the stars if our species is to survive global warming, the physicist told attendees at a science and arts festival in Trondheim, Norway.
When we have reached similar crises in our history, there has usually been somewhere else to colonize. Columbus did it in 1492 when he discovered the New World. But now there is no new world. No Utopia around the corner.
Shouldn’t we be content to be cosmic sloths, enjoying the universe from the comfort of Earth?
The Earth is under threat from so many areas that it is difficult for me to be positive. –Stephen Hawking
Hawking also slammed President Trump over his environmental policies:
‘I am not denying the importance of fighting climate change and global warming, unlike Donald Trump, who may just have taken the most serious, and wrong, decision on climate change this world has seen,’
How to escape?
While Elon Musk has announced his plan to colonize Mars, starting with a visit in 2020 – Hawking suggests we escape to the vast reaches of space riding on beams of light.
Beams of Light?
In order to test this theory, Hawking has teamed up with fellow physicist and billionaire Yuri Milner to form a company called Breakthrough Starshot, which will be launching 1000 tiny prototype space probes into the void. Just a few centimeters wide, the data collectors will attach to a miniscule ‘light sail’ which will ride on beams of light provided by an array of lasers.
The probes could accelerate to speeds reaching 100 million mph (160 million km/h) – approximately one fifth the speed of light. This would be fast enough to reach Alpha Centauri in just 20 years, and theoretically send back images of what was found, Hawking said.
“Human colonization on other planets is no longer science fiction. It can be science fact. The human race has existed as a separate species for about 2 million years. Civilization began about 10,000 years ago, and the rate of development has been steadily increasing. If humanity is to continue for another million years, our future lies in boldly going where no one else has gone before,” said Hawking.
The US State Department directly questioned the Gulf Arab States continued embargo of Qatar which has gone on for two weeks without progress – calling on all parties to ‘constructively resolve this dispute.’
“At this point, we are left with one simple question: Were the actions really about their concerns regarding Qatar’s alleged support for terrorism or were they about the long-simmering grievances between and among the GCC countries.” –Heather Nauert, State Dept.
On June 5th, news broke that Bahrain, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt had cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar over accusations of ‘spreading chaos’ by ‘funding terrorism and supporting Iran’ – shutting down all land, sea, and air crossings with the tiny energy-rich nation that has the highest per capita income in the world. Qatari visitors and residents were given two weeks to leave – while diplomats had just 48 hours.
Qatar was then given a 24 hour ultimatum to fulfill 10 conditions which were not made public – sent to Kuwait to arbitrate. One of the conditions is rumored to be Saudi Arabia’s demands that Qatar sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas – both considered terrorist organizations by international bodies.
Nine days later, on June 15th, the United States fulfilled an Obama-administration approved deal to sell Qatar $12 Billion in F-15 fighter jets.
What started this?
While Qatar has been friendly with Iran for years, the prelude to the embargo began after a broadcast which showed Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani speaking with no audio – and scrolling text at the bottom of the screen which stated his support for Iran and terrorist groups. Qatar claims the broadcast was ‘hacked.’
After the broadcast, Saudi Arabia and the UAE blocked Qatari news organization Al-Jazeera.
Amid Qatar’s denials, Saudi-owned satellite television networks immediately began airing repeated stories about the disputed comments. By early Wednesday morning, those living in the UAE and subscribers to local cable providers couldn’t access the channels of Al-Jazeera, the pan-Arab satellite broadcaster based in the Qatari capital, Doha.
Attempts to reach its websites brought up a warning from the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority saying the site “contains content that is prohibited.”
In Saudi Arabia, internet users also found Al-Jazeera websites blocked with a warning from the kingdom’s Culture and Information Ministry.
A train station in Brussels, Belgium was evacuated today after an explosion – according to senior Belgian law enforcement officials.
Belgian military police ‘neutralised’ a suspect reportedly wearing an explosive belt following the incident, however it is unclear if the person who was shot is still alive. No other casualties have been reported.
“At the moment, the police are in numbers at the station and everything is under control.” –Brussels Police
CNN’s Jim Acosta is beside himself after (soon to be former) White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer called for the media to turn off cameras and audio recording devices for a ‘silent’ press briefing. Acosta, apparently unaware that there was a time when the Press Corps used to take notes by hand, staged a silent protest by tweeting a picture of his retarded socks.
The Spicer off-camera/no audio gaggle has begun. I can't show you a pic of Sean. So here is a look at some new socks I bought over the wknd pic.twitter.com/wO9erspwYa
Every time a terrorist strikes in the UK, the government pounces on some new initiative or measure to strip rights from citizens and censor content deemed to be offensive – all under the guise of security.
After this week’s attack on a London Mosque, the Muslim Council of Britain warned that “Newspapers are spreading hate.”
“We have national newspapers spreading hate and talking about how less Islam is the answer to terrorism that we face right now.
“These people are spreading hate against Muslims and people might be responding to that hate, talking about less Islam, and [something like this attack] may be the result.” –Independent
Prime Minister Theresa May responded to the attack with a promise to crack down on ‘growing extremism online,’ adding “There has been far too much tolerance of extremism in our country over many years – and that means extremism of any kind, including Islamophobia.”
And when British Muslim Salman Ramadan Abedi killed 23 and wounded 119 after detonating a shrapnel-laden bomb at an Ariana Grande concert on May 22nd, Theresa May issued a statement saying that the act was a “perversion of Islam,” followed by government officials telling newspapers that change was in the air – per the UK’s new Investigatory Powers Act…
The specific powers being discussed – named Technical Capability Orders – require big technology and internet companies to break their own security so that messages can be read by intelligence agencies. Government will ask parliament to allow the use of those powers if Theresa May is re-elected, senior ministers told The Sun.
May also accused tech companies such as Google of providing a “safe space” for content deemed extremist (deemed by whom?). Two weeks later, Google General Counsel Kent Walker rolled out four new measures which basically translate to “we will censor whatever the fuck we don’t like, or whatever we’re told not to like.” Per ZeroHedge:
These videos will now come with a warning, be banned from featuring adds or collecting advertising revenue, or be recommended, endorsed, or commented on. Users will still be able to find the content once the policy goes into effect, but it will eliminate one of the most prominent means of transmission – sharing over social media networks like Twitter and the messaging app Telegram.
And from Google:
“…we will be taking a tougher stance on videos that do not clearly violate our policies — for example, videos that contain inflammatory religious or supremacist content. In future these will appear behind an interstitial warning and they will not be monetised, recommended or eligible for comments or user endorsements. That means these videos will have less engagement and be harder to find. We think this strikes the right balance between free expression and access to information without promoting extremely offensive viewpoints.”
Google is also launching a new ‘social-intervention’ program which uses ‘targeted online advertising’ to dissuade young terrorist recruits from a life of Jihad – redirecting them to non-terrorist content. So along with the UK’s massive internet crackdown, internet giants like Google, Facebook, and Twitter are (selectively) taking active measures to censor content under the pretext of fighting terrorism.
In addition, the #1 search engine will utilize a “trusted flagger” program – which probably won’t include an even balance of conservatives and liberal arbiters of fake or offensive content.
What that slippery slope translates to is anything deemed counter to Google / Facebook / Twitter’s core liberal values won’t be monetized in the future – which is something conservative content producers have already encountered since the 2016 election.
Make no mistake – the ‘wild west’ internet is about to get steamrolled by ‘progress.’
If there’s one thing about me it’s that I do what I say I’m going to do and I don’t double cross. It’s not going to be some gotcha hit piece, I promise you that… You just trust me. -Megyn Kelly
NBC aired Megyn Kelly’s controversial interview with Infowars host Alex Jones Sunday night, and the best the network was able to cobble together after an 8 hour interview was a flaming dumpster of highly edited spin. During the 20 minute exposé, 10-20 second clips of Jones and Kelly were used to segue into propagandized vignettes attacking various topics the Infowars host has reported on over the years – ultimately tying Jones to Donald Trump in an effort to undermine the President. To help Kelly peddle this fiction, NBC even wheeled Tom Brokaw out to triage Kelly’s diced up yellow journalism.
Lol this Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones is a 100% hit piece.
And even after receiving fierce criticism and being called out by Jones prior to airtime for lying about his position on the Sandy Hook massacre, NBC and Kelly shamelessly trotted out the parent of a child killed in the mass shooting to share his horror.
Meanwhile, Jones is calling on NBC to release the full, unedited tapes of the interview.
Infowars recorded the interview as a safeguard whereby, once again, MSM could be exposed as #fakenews
Most of the ravenous left already hate Jones – but millions of curious Americans who haven’t been introduced to the Infowars host are now going to check out his platform. And what will they find? Firebrand red-pilled journalists like Paul Joseph Watson and the rest of the crew, Harvard PhD. Jerome Corsi, and frequent guests who have been deep inside government like Roger Stone and Dr. Steve Pieczenik.
And why will Jones receive millions of new readers, listeners, and watchers thanks to Megyn Kelly? Because free thinking people don’t trust the MSM anymore – especially after the 2016 election. Thanks to the internet and the relatively free flow of information, people know about all the fake news spewing out of the MSM.
As the saying goes – there’s no such thing as bad publicity, and when Megyn Kelly and NBC decided to shotgun blast America with a diced up hit-piece on Alex Jones, they didn’t count on people seeing right through their bullshit. At the end of the day, the Megyn Kelly interview was nothing more than a gigantic advertisement for Infowars. Oops!
New York Public Theater’s Trump-murder fantasy Julius Caesar was interrupted for a second night after a protestor rushed the stage and yelled “Goebbels would be proud” and “CNN is ISIS” – protesting the production’s mock-assassination of Donald Trump.
The disruption follows a Friday night protest when conservative activists Laura Loomer and Jack Posobiec made headlines with a public protest of the production. Loomer stormed onstage during the climatic “Stab the sitting President until he’s dead” scene to admonish the production, while Posobiec let the crowd know that Hitler’s minister of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels “would be proud” of the production.
Loomer was arrested and released until her upcoming court date, and a defense fund was set up in her name. It’s been pointed out that the website was set up four hours before the event by The Rebel, with some suggesting the disruption was a scam – however I can’t imagine anyone thought this protest was organic, or that Loomer didn’t anticipate being arrested forrunning on stage and disrupting a play. Had Loomer protested but not been arrested, the website would be a non-issue.
Many on the left and some on the right have called the protest an attack on free speech and a stunt, while supporters of the disruption say there is nothing wrong with civil disobedience and ‘culture jamming’ Julius Caesar, considering the anti-American, anti-democratic subject matter.
Progressives: “We love civil disobedience. We are anti-violence. And yet here we are, we’re watching a play that is essentially assassination porn, and then we are also angry and going to punish someone engaging in very very brief civil disobedience.”
Leftists are demented.
Mock Assassination of President Trump – GOOD!
Protesting Mock Assassination of President Trump – BAD!#FreeLaura
The left moralized for months about the dangers of ‘normalizing’ Trump and his ‘facist’ movement – yet these same liberal paragons of virtue are paying money to enjoy the sweet release that apparently comes with watching a bunch of angry minorities theatrically murder a Donald Trump effigy after he stole the White House from Hillary Clinton.
And while Julius Caesar is covered under the first amendment, the fact that people have the freedom to stage a mock-assassination of the President in Central Park suggests Trump might not be a fascist. I can’t imagine liberal heroes Hugo Chavez or Fidel Castro letting a bunch of dissidents glorify their assassination in a famous park, hiding behind the nebulous defense that it’s ‘art.’
‘Normalizing’ the assassination of political opponents is how nations drift into chaos, and the left has been carefully molded into an army of angry losers who think they’re ‘resisting’ some huge injustice. George Soros sits in a wood paneled room somewhere smirking with his withered fingers steepled together under his sagging chin.
A U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian government SU-22 on Sunday after Assad’s forces reportedly bombed positions held by the ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ in the southern Raqqa countryside.
There are conflicting reports – with the Syrians claiming they were conducting counterterrorism missions, and the United States claiming they were defending a Coalition partner whose mission is to defeat ISIS. An independent Syrian journalist named Alaa Ebrahim reports that the Syrian government plane was engaging a fleeing ISIS convoy.
#Syria army: #US-led coalition shoots down1of our fighter jets that was engaging a fleeing #ISIL convey in Rusafah 30km southeast of Araqqa
According to the United States, the Syrian government launched an attack on the Syrian Democratic Forces Sunday afternoon in the town of Ja’Din at approximately 4:30 p.m. Syria time, wounding a number of SDF fighters and driving them from the town.
The U.S. then reportedly contacted Russia and told them to get Syria to de-escalate the situation. When that did not happen, a little over two hours after the initial attack on the SDF, a Syrian government SU-22 dropped bombs near U.S. backed SDF fighters south of the town of Tabqah, and was immediately shot down by a U.S. F/A-18E Super Hornet.
In a statement issued by the U.S. backed Coalition, the mission of the SDF is to “defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The Coalition does not seek to fight the Syrian regime, Russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend Coalition or partner forces from any threat.”
According to the Syrian government, they were conducting a counterterrorism mission in the region when the U.S. shot down their plane. From a statement issued by the Syrian General Command of the Army and Armed Forces:
The International Alliance (IAAF) this afternoon called for the targeting of one of our fighter jets in the Rusafa area in the southern Rifqa district while carrying out a combat mission against an organization calling on the terrorist in the area, which led to the plane crash and the loss of the pilot.
This blatant attack confirms beyond doubt the reality of the US position supporting terrorism, which aims to try to influence the ability of the Syrian Arab army the only effective force with its allies that exercise their legitimate right to fight terrorism throughout the territory of the homeland, especially as this attack comes at a time that achieves In which the Syrian Arab Army and its allies made clear progress in fighting the organization calling on the terrorist who is being defeated in the Syrian desert on more than one direction.
It also affirms the existing coordination between the United States of America and the organization of the terrorist advocate, and exposes the malicious intentions of the United States of America in the management and investment of terrorism to achieve its objectives in passing the American Zionist project in the region.
The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces, warning of the serious consequences of this blatant attack on counterterrorism efforts, affirms that such attacks will not discourage them from their determination and determination to continue the war against the terrorist organizations and groups associated with them and restore security and stability to all the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.
SyAAF Su-22 was lost in #Rasafa area while striking #ISIS positions
At the time of it’s founding, SDF spokesman Şêx Bender Himêdî El-Deham said all the forces joining the Democratic Syrian Forces herald the birth of future’s Syria, adding; “This democratic step will enable the democratic unity of all Syrian peoples on the basis of women’s freedom. Our basic objective is the founding of democratic Syria.”
Stay tuned as 4chan dissects this shadowy Coalition the United States is suddenly defending with acts of war.
Trump attorney Jay Sekulow had a heated exchange with host Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday while discussing the President’s June 16th tweet about being under investigation for firing former FBI Director James Comey.
I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt
When Wallace asked whether or not Trump was under investigation, Sekulow responded that the President had not been notified of any, and that his tweet was in response to a Washington Post article based on five anonymous sources who allegedly leaked to the paper.
Sekulow: Nothing’s changed since James Comey said the President was not a target or a subject of investigation.
Wallace: Well, but, you don’t know that he isn’t under investigation now, do you.
Sekulow: No one’s notified us that he is, so I can’t read people’s minds, but I can tell you this – we have not been notified that there is an investigation of the President of the United States.
Wallace then pushed Sekulow over why the President’s tweet targeted deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for ‘telling him to fire’ Comey, when Trump said in an NBC interview that he had planned to fire Comey well before meeting with the Deputy AG.
Sekulow: There is a constitutional issue when you have this scenario. The President made a determination based on consulted advice he decided ultimately he’s the commander in chief – he gets to make that decision that James Comey had to go.
Here’s where it gets spicy
In answering Wallace’s question, Sekulow prefaced his response with “Here’s the constitutional threshold question,” which Wallace interpreted as an admission of an investigation:
Here’s the constitutional threshold question Chris – the President takes action based on numerous events, including recommendations from his Attorney General and the deputy Attorney General’s office. He takes the action that they recommended, and now he’s being investigated by the Department of Justice… So he’s being investigated for taking the action that the AG and deputy AG recommended him to take, by the agency who recommended the termination. So that’s the constitutional threshold question here.
Wallace jumped on Sekulow like a bespectacled vulture:
Wallace: You just said that he’s being investigated.
Sekulow: No, Chris… Let me be crystal clear so you completely understand. We have not received nor are we aware of any investigation of the President of the United States. Period.
Wallace: Sir you just said two times that he’s being investigated!
Sekulow: No…I just gave you the legal theory, Chris, of how the constitution works. If in fact it was correct that the President was being investigated, he would be investigated for taking action that an agency told him to take. So that is protected under the constitution as his article 1 power. That’s all I said, so I appreciate you trying to re-phrase it.
Wallace: Jay, the tape will speak for itself.You said that he is being investigated. And its’ not just being investigated for firing Comey, there’s also the question of what he said to Comey when Comey was still the FBI Director.
Sekulow: Chris, let me be clear. You asked me a question about what the President’s tweet was… that’s what you asked me. And I responded to what that legal theory would be. So I do not appreciate you putting words in my mouth when I’ve been crystal clear that the President is not and has not been under investigation. I don’t think I could be any clearer than that.
Wallace and Sekulow then sparred over whether or not Assistant AG Rod Rosenstein should recuse himself based on “constitutional theory.”
Does the President think that Rosenstein – because you talked about this ‘constitutional theory’ that he took action on the advice of Rosenstein. Does he think that Rosenstein should recuse himself? And is he laying the groundwork to fire Rosenstein and Mueller?
Sekulow: Chris – let me tell you one thing about the ‘Constitutional Theroy” as you call it. It’s actually called the Constitution.
Wallace: You do call it Constitutional Theory sir.
Sekulow: Yeah, it is a Constitutional theory based on the Constitution. Not ‘so-called’… it’s part of the Constitution. Here’s what you’re trying to do Chris…
Wallace: Now you’re reading minds again! …don’t tell me what I’m trying to do because you don’t know what I’m trying to do. Actually what I’m trying to get is a straight answer out of you.
Wallace then shifts the conversation to indictment, asking Sekulow whether or not the President thinks he can be indicted.
Wallace: As a matter of law, does the President think he can be indicted?
Sekulow: The President can’t be indicted under the Constitution for the activities alleged in something like this. Of course not.
Wallace: Why is that?
Sekulow: Because there’s not an investigation!
Wallace: Oh boy. This is weird. You don’t know if there’s an investigation.
Wallace: Do you think he should stop tweeting about this case?
Sekulow: The President has changed the way in which engagement goes on. You’ve got great ratings, no doubt about it Chris – but let’s face it; the President speaks to 107 million people through social media platforms. He revolutionized the election process by utilizing media in a different way.
Nothing that he’s tweeted is causing me any issues whatsoever at his point – nothing.