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FBI Reopens Investigation of Hillary October 28, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, General Catholic, horror, Immigration, It's all about the $$$, rank stupidity, Revolution, scandals, sickness, Society, unbelievable BS.
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It’s apparently true. Whether it turns into a week-long fiasco cum whitewash, time will tell, though I’m not overly optimistic FBI Director Comey will have the wherewithal to withstand the enormous pressure he will be put under to end this investigation immediately.

Otherwise, we may likely get to enjoy the spectacle of seeing a major party presidential candidate win an election while under active FBI investigation.  I’m quite certain that will be a unique event in the history of these United States:

In a stunning development moments ago Jason Chaffetz tweeted that the FBI’s probe into Hillary Clinton emails has been reopened: saying that “The FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.”

According to additional reports, the FBI is said to have learned of the existence of additional material, although FBI Direct Comey adds that it is unclear if the material is significant.

Moments later, NBC News reported that the agency was reopening the investigation and shared a letter from FBI director James Comey informing key lawmakers of the investigation.. .

“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation,” Comey wrote.

“I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information,” Comey wrote

Just to get a feel for how the elites are reacting to this development, look what happened to the Mexican Peso on news of the reopening of the investigation:

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That vertical line on the right is the ratio of the pesos to US dollars.  You can see that such an increase is not exactly typical.

You can also see how much they fear trade with Mexico, which has involved the hemorrhaging of US jobs and money overseas as part of our massive, multi-hundred billion dollar annual trade deficit, will plummet if dear leader Hillary is not elected.  This reaction tells us a very great deal more than they probably intended.

Well. This election may not be settled just yet.  I would caution, however, that for Trump to win, he needs to not just beat Hillary by one vote in key states, but by hundreds of thousands, due to the almost certain voter fraud that is occurring and will continue to do so until November 8.  Lord knows how many dead people have already cast their ballots for Hillary, or how  much manipulation of online voting machines is occurring.

We’ve got a long way to go.

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A Record Number of Americans Oppose Gun Bans……. October 28, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, error, firearms, foolishness, huh?, Revolution, silliness, Society.
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……..but a substantial majority also favor “more strict gun laws”, while simultaneously believing firearms are not too easy to get.

No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the average American.  These people are just a bunch of fickle mush-heads:

A poll published on Wednesday shows record opposition to gun bans from the American public.

The survey, conducted by Gallup, found 76 percent of respondents thought there should not be a law banning civilian ownership of handguns, a four-point increase from last year and an all-time high in the 57 years the question has been asked.

The poll also found that 61 percent of respondents are “against” a ban on certain semi-automatic rifles—often referred to as “assault weapons”—, a ten-point increase since the last time the poll was taken and an all-time high since Gallup began asking the question in 1996.

Support for the gun bans are at all-time lows. The poll shows only 27 percent support for a ban on handgun ownership, a three-point drop from last year. It also shows support for an assault weapons ban at 36 percent, an eight-point decline from the last time the question was asked……..

…….. Last September, a CNN poll showed a majority of Americans believed, for the first time, that guns are not too “easy to get.”….

………The Gallup poll asked respondents if they would tighten or loosen gun laws, and whether or not they owned a firearm.

It found a majority of people, 55 percent, want “more strict” laws, a figure unchanged from last year. It found 40 percent of people have a gun on their property, a number that is down three points from last year and at odds with a recent Pew poll showing all-time high gun ownership.

So, no bans, and guns are not too easily obtainable, but a solid majority favor more strict laws.  Hooookay.

As for the supposed drop in gun ownership, if you were surveyed, would you answer honestly?  Or might you use some broad mental reservation?

I actually think there is a semi-rational explanation for the discrepancy in the polling results.  Americans are constantly bombarded by false stories in the media about how terrorists and mentally ill people obtain firearms all the time (not true), and other scare stories that lead a large number of people to believe that I can literally walk into a gun show tomorrow and come out with a full-auto AK and even a rocket launcher without even providing an ID, let alone face a background check.  All of these reports are complete fabrications, but a lie repeated often enough becomes the truth.  For that percentage of Americans who have no experience of trying to buy a gun in the past 25 years or so, these fantasies might seem plausible.  And so while some people may not favor an outright ban, they probably are convinced, wrongly, that there is a need to “tighten gun show loopholes” and things like that.  Loopholes, mind, which do not, in fact, exist.

Or, people are simply dumb and amazingly inconsistent.  You decide.

Environmentalists “care” about the planet SOOO much…… October 28, 2016

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…….that they have absolutely no problem trashing the environment in order to show how much they care.  In point of fact, all this “caring” has absolutely nothing to do with the environment, or immigrants, or health care, but is always and entirely about growing the power of the Left.  Everything else is, at a fundamental level, a lie.

Take, for instance, the months-long standoff going on in North Dakota between a company seeking to build an oil-pipeline – proven for over a century to be THE most reliable, safe, and environmentally-friendly manner in which to transport oil (among many other things) – and left-wing radicals and their Native American dupes, who demand the pipeline not be built so that oil and gas pumped from the Bakken formation in western North Dakota can continue to be transported by rail, which is the most dangerous, prone to failure, and environmentally un-friendly means of transporting oil.

To show how much they care about the environment, leftists and their Native American friends have squatted on private land for months, preventing construction, while leaving heaping mounds of trash and even lighting piles of old tires on fire for good measure.  Because nothing says “I care deeply for the environment” like trashing pristine prairie and filling the sky with thick clouds of acrid, black smoke.  Oh, they also destroyed valuable construction equipment and several private automobiles:

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Wo, that prairie looks really, really dry.  Not a cloud in the sky.  What would have happened if those flames ignited a brush fire that burned out of control?

The environmentalists care so very, very much about their fellow man and the good of creation, at least one of them opened fire on police and national guard who were sent to evict them from this privately-owned land:

Law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear and firing bean bags and pepper spray evicted protesters Thursday from private land in the path of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, dramatically escalating a monthslong dispute over Native American rights and the project’s environmental impact.

In an operation that took nearly six hours, hundreds of armed state and local police and National Guard — some on foot and others in trucks, military Humvees and buses — pushed past burning barricades to slowly envelop the camp.

No serious injuries were reported, though one man was hurt in the leg and received treatment from a medic.

Donnell Hushka, a spokeswoman for the Morton County Sheriff’s Department, said 117 protesters had been arrested as of 8:15 p.m. Thursday. She said Morton County will be using other jails to house people……

……..Among those arrested was a woman who pulled out a .38-caliber pistol and fired three times at officers, narrowly missing a sheriff’s deputy, State Emergency Services spokeswoman Cecily Fong said. Officers did not return fire, she said.

Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said the camp had been cleared by nightfall although police were still dealing with protesters on the perimeter. Though officials earlier said they planned to turn the site over to private security, Kirchmeier said police would stay for now.

“We’re not leaving the area,” he said. “We are just going to make sure that we maintain a presence in the area so the roadway stays open, and to keep individuals from camping on private land.”

Opponents of the pipeline over the weekend set up camp on private land owned by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, which is working to complete the 1,200-mile pipeline to carry oil from western North Dakota to Illinois. The route skirts the Standing Rock Reservation and the tribe says it could endanger water supplies and disturb cultural sites. The state of North Dakota says no sensitive cultural sites have been found in the area.

I have personal experience of how much tribes want to guard and defend the sacredness of the land they occasionally wandered through in their previous nomadic existence.  A long time ago, I worked for FMC Phosphorous Chemicals Division in Pocatello, ID.  The plant, built right after WWII, was on tribal land.  The plant was also one of the worst environmental disasters in the entire United States.  Decades of extremely lax handling of waste effluent from the production of elemental phosphorous – one of the most toxic, dangerous chemicals known to man – including the burying of at least 11 complete railroad tank cars completely filled with a toxic sludge of mud, water, and phos, had made the place into what was, at the time, the worst Superfund site in the country.  FMC fought tooth and nail to keep from having to remediate the site.  But guess what?  So did the Bannock-Shoshone tribe on which the plant was located, because they feared implementation of long-delayed remediation would cost them jobs.  And, in the end, it did.  Once the EPA finally won its suit against FMC, the entire plant was shut down in 2000.

That was the place where I had the pleasure of experiencing my boots catching on fire after walking through the furnace building, having the soles melt off after standing on a thin metal grate for too long above 2000+ degree slag coming off the furnaces, and getting a nice phos burn on my arm.  Earlier workers got to learn about phossy jaw, a horrific disease caused by long exposure to elemental phosphorous, that literally dissolves the bone structure of a body from the inside out.

At any rate, the local tribe showed themselves to be motivated by just the same kind of self-interest as anyone else.  When it came down to a choice between relatively good paying jobs in an economically depressed area or protection of the environment, they sided decisively with the former for years.  Of course, now that the jobs are long gone they have become supremely concerned about the environment, as instead of properly remediating the site, the entire thing was just paved over after FMC pulled out.  The tank cars are still in the ground, slowly deteriorating, as is thousands of tons of slag and other products of decades of slipshod production (for comparison, a Monsanto plant in Soda Springs, which makes the same product, has long been lionized as a very well run plant from an environmental perspective).

Now, the tribal groups in North Dakota are not those in Idaho.  The circumstances are different.  So perhaps the comparison is unfair.  But I have a sneaking suspicion this is really a well-orchestrated shakedown of Energy Transfer Partners, the builders of the pipeline, seeking more “concessions” meaning $$$ in order to make this “problem” go away.  This has been a prime means through which leftist groups obtain funding, aside from being on Uncle Sam’s very generous gravy train, that is.  I guess the tribal land in North Dakota is too remote to make a go of casino building.  Shakedowns in the form of guaranteed employment of tribe members was another way FMC bought off tribal support of its environmental problems.

On a broader level, as to why scores of leftist activists have been camped out on the North Dakota prairie for days or weeks at a time, we can rest assured they are being very well-paid for their trouble.  This is about increasing the cost of fossil fuel production to make chimera like “alternative energy” seem more competitive.  And, it’s a shakedown for more funding, this time from a private company.  All of these things serve the interest of the Left generally and the specific individuals involved.

The rest is just smoke and mirrors from my vantage point.  But maybe I’ve grown a bit jaded in gaging the motives of those on the Left.