Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Lemon: “We Have to Stop Demonizing People and Realize the Biggest Terror Threat in This Country is White Men”

The Media Is Reporting That Some In The 2nd Migrant Caravan Have “Guns” And “Bombs”


Renegade Editor’s Note: As always, posting pieces like these does not mean I endorse the author or the views expressed.
By Michael Snyder
A second migrant caravan has been attempting to breach Mexico’s border with Guatemala, and the media is reporting that some migrants in that second caravan are armed with “guns” and “bombs”.  This is a very serious claim, and it needs to either be confirmed or retracted, because it is not helpful to have unconfirmed reports spreading like wildfire on social media. There have been endless discussions about these migrant caravans on all the major news networks in recent weeks, and they are getting so much attention that they are almost overshadowing the midterm elections which are going to happen next week. And if this latest report is true, concern about these caravans is certain to reach a fever pitch…
The second group back at the Guatemalan frontier has been more unruly than the first that crossed. Guatemala’s Interior Ministry said Guatemalan police officers were injured when the migrant group broke through border barriers on Guatemala’s side of the bridge.
Mexico authorities said migrants attacked its agents with rocks, glass bottles and fireworks when they broke through a gate on the Mexican end but were pushed back, and some allegedly carried guns and firebombs.
That quote comes from a Daily Mail article, and it sounds quite ominous.
But elsewhere in the article we find out that the “bombs” are actually “gasoline bombs made of soft-drink bottles, and improvised PVC tubes to launch fireworks”. So they aren’t exactly military grade bombs, but they could definitely cause damage.
In response to these caravans headed toward our border, President Trump tweeted the following on Monday…
Many Gang Members and some very bad people are mixed into the Caravan heading to our Southern Border. Please go back, you will not be admitted into the United States unless you go through the legal process. This is an invasion of our Country and our Military is waiting for you!
And subsequently we learned that approximately 5,000 U.S. troops are going to be deployed to the border
The US military will deploy 5,000 troops to the southern border – up from initial estimates of 800, according to the Wall street Journal, citing US officials. The troops will be sent to Texas, Arizona and California as Central American migrant caravan makes its way north through Mexico.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters Sunday that the military has already started to deploy countermeasures to the southern border, following weekend reports that Mexican police had abandoned their own blockades as a massive Central American migrant caravan continues their march north, reports AP.
So it looks like we may have some sort of major border confrontation just before election day.
Needless to say, whatever happens at the border is going to be broadcast all over the world, and it could potentially swing a lot of votes one way or the other.
Meanwhile, the mainstream media is getting a lot of mileage out of this controversy, and some hosts are receiving a tremendous amount of criticism for the things that they are saying. For example, Brian Kilmeade of Fox News is in hot water for stating that the migrants could potentially bring “diseases” into this country…
Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade is being taken to task over comments he made about the migrant caravan.
During his Fox and Friends show which was discussing the migrant caravan which is headed toward the United States, he explained how one of his biggest concerns about the group is the ‘diseases’ the migrants could bring.
He then went on to ponder why those who want to block the caravan from entering are seen as ‘hardhearted,’ even though ‘we already give 40 to 50 percent of our taxable income to the government for social programs.’
‘We can’t have countries’ entire populations come in’ to America, Kilmeade continued, ‘because keeping some people out is ‘part of the reason why America’s America.’
On the other side, the New York Times is being criticized for linking criticism of the caravan with the attack that we just witnessed in Pittsburgh
But as the country processes the cumulative trauma of two actual crises that occurred inside its borders — a spate of pipe bombs sent to the president’s political opponents, and the massacre of 11 people at a synagogue by a man who spewed anti-Semitic vitriol and called immigrants “invaders” — there is clear overlap between the hatred and delusion that drove this lethal behavior and the paranoia and misinformation surrounding the caravan.
As I have stated repeatedly, this is the most divided that I have ever seen America in my entire lifetime. The midterm elections that will happen next week will certainly not solve that problem no matter who wins. In fact, those elections could be a flashpoint that will escalate the anger and frustration in this country to an entirely new level.
We no longer have a single set of values that define us as a nation. Instead, the left hates the right and the right hates the left and the mainstream media continues to invent new ways to divide us and pit us against one another.
I would never suggest that we should compromise our values, but if we do not learn how to love those that disagree with us we are not going to make it as a nation.
Anger and hatred are not going to get us anywhere. Yes, we must always stand for what is right, but we must always endeavor to love our neighbors as well.
If America continues down the road that it is currently on, it is a recipe for chaos, civil unrest and societal collapse.
America may seem strong today, but a nation is only as strong as the people that make it up, and right now it is very difficult to be optimistic about our future.

Contributed by Michael Snyder of The American Dream.
Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream The Truth and Economic Collapse Blog.

Trump rally-goer (white idiot) spouts wild conspiracy theory on MSNBC: George Soros controls ‘all of these voting machines’

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Republican voter in Florida told MSNBC on Wednesday that she had cast her ballot early to protect her vote from liberal billionaire George Soros, who she suggested controls “all” of the state’s voting machines.
The woman, who was identified only as Catherine, made the remarks while speaking to MSNBC’s Ali Vitali at a Trump campaign event in Estero, Florida.'
“First of all, I’m a Republican and I follow Donald Trump,” Catherine explained. “And I believe in all of his values. And I believe in his foresight for the United States of America. And I’m hoping to keep the Republican Party strong so that we can continue on to 2020.”
“And also I want to say, I did paper voting because I don’t trust George Soros,” the woman added, “who has funded all of these voting machines. I believe them to be corrupt. And so I feel more confident with the paper vote, which was already done.”
MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell followed up by correcting the Republican voter.
“Of course, that women is misinformed because the fact is that the state machines are all run by Rick Scott, the governor, and some state officials,” Mitchell informed her audience. “And George Soros has absolutely nothing to do with it.”

1,400 White Dutch Girls Sex-Trafficked Every Year by Nonwhite Invaders, Police Admit


At least 1,400 white Dutch girls are sex-trafficked every year by nonwhite “immigrants” from Morocco, Turkey, the Caribbean and Gypsies from Eastern Europe, police in the Netherlands have admitted.
News of the scandal has emerged after a joint peroration between police and “Watch Nederland,” one of the Dutch government’s Department of Social Welfare organizations, the Center against Child Abuse and Human Trafficking (“Centrum tegen Kinderhandel en Mensenhandel”) was reported by the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.
The investigation showed that the nonwhites first groom the girls to be their sexual partners, and then film themselves having sex with the girls. The videos are then used as blackmail – if the girl doesn’t agree to become a prostitute, then the video of the girl having sex is released on social media.
Police specialists in human trafficking, Marijke van Overveld and Esmee Huijps, told the Alegemeen Dagblad that the traffickers are “Moroccans, Turks, Antilleans and Roma.”
Immigrants from the Antilles come from the “Netherlands Antilles,” a number of islands in the Caribbean Sea located due north of the South American coast. Most of the nonwhites there are descendants of black slaves imported during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Many of the girls being abused are in the Dutch social care system or come from run down housing estates, which is a situation very similar to that in the UK where nonwhite gangs also engage in the same practice.
It is believed a trafficker can earn up to €800 a day pimping out a Dutch girl, who is usually kept against her will in a suburban apartment, or even in a garden shed. The traffickers use adverts on secret chat groups on social media to bring in new customers.
Recent figures shows that only one out of every ten abused girls receives any help from authorities, and so teachers, doctors and community leaders are being trained to spot the signs of grooming in their local jurisdiction.
The Netherlands has very liberal laws when it comes to sex; the country is famous for its sex tourism and red light districts, and the country has very relaxed attitudes to casual sex amongst teenagers, something which has caused STI rates in the country to soar and puts girls at risk from adults who pose as teenagers.
Laws made it difficult to prosecute grooming gangs in the past, with several high profile cases collapsing because the gangs used legal loopholes to avoid a conviction. However in recent years the laws have been tightened and conviction rates are increasing.
Authorities in the Netherlands are now starting to crackdown on the grooming of girls, with fake ads being placed by anti-trafficking organisations which lure criminals into a trap. They are then arrested by the police and prosecuted.
Police in the Netherlands revealed that the profits from the pimping out of underage girls are used to fund greater criminal operations abroad, and are also used to fund Islamist networks across the world, including the Muslim Brotherhood and Chechen terrorist organizations.

Spreading conspiracy theory, Trump points finger at Soros over migrant caravan


US President Donald Trump repeated his accusation that Jewish liberal billioniare George Soros could be behind a migrant caravan moving toward the US border, a day after visiting the site of a synagogue where 11 people were killed by an anti-Semitic gunman incensed over Jewish support for migrants.
Asked by a reporter outside the White House if Soros were funding the caravan, Trump responded “I don’t know who, but I wouldn’t be surprised.”
“A lot of people say yes,” he added.
On Sunday, Jewish billionaire Tom Steyer, a major donor to Democratic candidates, denounced as anti-Semitic a tweet by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that accused him, Soros and Michael Bloomberg of trying to “buy” the upcoming elections for Democrats.Soros, who gives to liberal causes, has been a constant target of right-wing vilification, including from the president, some of which has drawn accusations of anti-Semitism.
In this photo from January 26, 2013, George Soros attends the World Economic Forum at the Swiss resort of Davos. (Eric Piermont/AFP)
Soros has been accused without evidence by right-wing commentators and politicians of funding migrants heading to the US from Central America.
A campaign of mail bomb attacks against Trump critics attributed to a far-right conspiracy theorist earlier this month started with a pipe bomb package sent to Soros’s New York-area home.
Days later, gunman Robert Bowers massacred 11 Jewish worshipers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in what is being called the worst attack against US Jews in the country’s history.
Minutes before entering the building, Bowers apparently took to social media to rage against HIAS, a Jewish organization that resettles refugees under contract with the US government.
“HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people,” he is believed to have written on Gab.com, a social media site favored by right-wing extremists. “I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.”
HIAS had recently weighed in on the migrant caravan heading toward the US from Central America, urging the Trump administration to “provide all asylum seekers the opportunity to present their claims as required by law.”
Central American migrants making their way to the US in a large caravan fill the truck of a driver who offered them the free ride, as they arrive to Tapachula, Mexico, on October 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
The president has vilified the caravan and pledged to stop the migrants.
Trump on Tuesday flew to Pittsburgh for a brief visit to the Tree of Life Synagogue, where he lit candles for the victims and met the rabbi of the Conservative congregation.
The visit was met by large protests by locals who urged Trump to stay away as the community grieved.
“His language has encouraged hatred and fear of immigrants, which is part of the reason why these people were killed,” said Marianne Novy, 73, a retired college English professor who lives in the city’s Squirrel Hill section, the historic Jewish neighborhood where the attack at the Tree of Life synagogue took place.
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, accompanied by Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, place stones and flowers on a memorial as they pay their respects at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 30, 2018. (Saul Loeb/AFP)
Speaking in Florida Wednesday evening, Trump spoke out against anti-Semitism and blamed the protest on the “far-left media,” which he said were trying to sow division.
With his eyes squarely on next Tuesday’s contests, Trump has rushed a series of immigration declarations, promises and actions as he tries to mobilize supporters to retain Republican control of Congress. His own Republican campaign in 2016 concentrated on border fears, and that’s his focus in the final week of the midterm fight.
People gather to protest the arrival of US President Donald Trump as he visits the Tree of Life Congregation on October 30, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP)
The mail bomb attacks and the bloodshed in Pittsburgh have set off debate over whether the corrosive political atmosphere in Washington and beyond contributed to the violence and whether Trump himself bears any blame because of his combative language.
Some have accused Trump of using anti-Semitic dog whistles and failing to forcefully condemn white nationalism.
“He didn’t create them. He didn’t write their script. He didn’t give them the brown shirts. But he emboldened them. He gave them the chutzpah, that it’s OK,” former ADL head Abraham Foxman told The Times of Israel this week.

TV report: Israel silent as Iran hit by computer virus more violent than Stuxnet


Iranian infrastructure and strategic networks have come under attack in the last few days by a computer virus similar to Stuxnet but “more violent, more advanced and more sophisticated,” and Israeli officials are refusing to discuss what role, if any, they may have had in the operation, an Israeli TV report said Wednesday.
The report came hours after Israel said its Mossad intelligence agency had thwarted an Iranian murder plot in Denmark, and two days after Iran acknowledged that President Hassan Rouhani’s mobile phone had been bugged. It also follows a string of Israeli intelligence coups against Iran, including the extraction from Tehran in January by the Mossad of the contents of a vast archive documenting Iran’s nuclear weapons program, and the detailing by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the UN in September of other alleged Iranian nuclear and missile assets inside Iran, in Syria and in Lebanon.
“Remember Stuxnet, the virus that penetrated the computers of the Iranian nuclear industry?” the report on Israel’s Hadashot news asked. Iran “has admitted in the past few days that it is again facing a similar attack, from a more violent, more advanced and more sophisticated virus than before, that has hit infrastructure and strategic networks.”
On Sunday, Gholamreza Jalali, the head of Iran’s civil defense agency, said Tehran had neutralized a new version of Stuxnet, Reuters reported.“Recently we discovered a new generation of Stuxnet which consisted of several parts … and was trying to enter our systems,” Jalali said.The Iranians, the TV report went on, are “not admitting, of course, how much damage has been caused.”
The Stuxnet virus was uncovered some eight years ago, and was widely reported to have been developed together by US and Israeli intelligence. It penetrated Iran’s rogue nuclear program, taking control and sabotaging parts of its enrichment processes by speeding up its centrifuges.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech on an archive brought out of Iran by the Mossad that documents Iran’s nuclear program, at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv on April 30, 2018. (AFP/Jack Guez)
Netanyahu is adamant that the Iranian regime remains determined to attain a nuclear weapons arsenal, and has bitterly opposed the P5+1 powers’ 2015 deal with Iran. US President Donald Trump, with whom Netanyahu is closely allied, withdrew from the accord in May.
Yossi Cohen, the head of the Mossad, is seen in a committee meeting at the Israeli parliament on December 8, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Referring to Stuxnet, Wednesday’s TV report noted that “in the past, the US and Israel have been alleged to have worked together on operations.” Trying to establish whether Israel had any role in the latest cyberattack, the TV report said: “We’ve tried to clarify here. They’re refusing to comment.”
The TV report noted that “behind the scenes lately, the Mossad,” under its director Yossi Cohen, has been “fighting a real shadow war.”
Without attributing responsibility to the Mossad, the report mentioned the tapping of Rouhani’s phone, noting that the Iranians “had to switch it for an encrypted model because they understand that someone has been listening to him for days and weeks.”
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (Screen capture: Khamenei.ir)
On Sunday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged intensified efforts to counter enemy “infiltration,” Reuters said.
In a speech to officials in charge of cyber defense, Khamenei said: “In the face of the enemy’s complex practices, our civil defense should… confront infiltration through scientific, accurate, and up-to-date… action,” the report said, quoting Iranian state TV.
Earlier Wednesday, Israeli officials said the Mossad provided its Danish counterpart with information concerning an alleged plot by Tehran to assassinate three Iranian opposition figures living in the Scandinavian country. According to the officials, the Mossad gave Denmark information about a plot to kill three Iranians suspected of belonging to the anti-regime Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz.
The intelligence reportedly provided by the Mossad prompted the arrest of a Norwegian national of Iranian origin earlier this month. Denmark on Tuesday recalled its ambassador to Iran over the incident.
“What Iran hides, Israel will find,” Netanyahu declared in his September UN speech.

Rudy Giuliani's Repeated Travel to Russia and Former Soviet Countries While Serving as Trump's Unpaid Lawyer Is Raising Serious Questions


Rudy Giuliani has had many identities in his time on the public stage. A crusading federal prosecutor who struck terror in mobsters and Wall Street titans alike. A sometimes-cantankerous New York City mayor who became a national hero for his stirring leadership after the 9/11 attacks. And, currently, President Donald Trump’s unpaid attorney in the Russia collusion investigation being led by Robert Mueller.
In this week’s episode of “Trump, Inc.,” we’re digging into a part of Giuliani’s work that has occurred largely outside of the spotlight: He has often traveled to Russia or other former Soviet states as guests of powerful players there. And since Trump was elected, he appears to have stepped up the frequency of those trips.
Just last week, for example, Giuliani appeared in the former Soviet republic of Armenia, which has close trade ties with Russia. He was invited, according to local press accounts, by Ara Abramyan, an Armenian businessman who lives in Russia. Abramyan once helped reconstruct the Kremlin and also received a medal for “merit to the fatherland” from President Vladimir Putin of Russia. Giuliani said he was in Armenia as a private citizen, but on a local TV news show, Abramyan implied that he expected Giuliani to carry a message for him to Trump. (The conversation was in Armenian, so it’s not clear whether Giuliani understood what Abramyan was saying.)
While in Armenia, Giuliani also attended a technology conference (one of his businesses advises on cybersecurity). The conference program listed him as appearing on a panel that also included a Russian currently on the U.S. sanctions list imposed after Russia’s invasion of Crimea.
There are many things we don’t know about Giuliani’s trips. We don’t know whether he’s being paid, and if so by whom. Giuliani declined to answer our questions.
One thing we do know is that a company called TriGlobal Strategic Ventures claims credit for organizing the trips. Abramyan is on TriGlobal’s board, as is a former Russian government minister. TriGlobal and Abramyan also did not respond to our questions.
Giuliani’s work abroad does not appear to break any laws or rules. But it also appears to be unprecedented. Said Barbara McQuade, a former U.S. attorney and a law professor at the University of Michigan: “I don’t recall seeing anything like this before.”

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

White Idiot Indiana woman says she feels better after leaving racist note for new neighbors: ‘I released some anger’


A 63-year-old Indiana woman was arrested after leaving a racist letter aimed at a black child on the door of her new neighbors’ home — and she’s been barred from contacting them again.
Deborah Cantwell was charged with misdemeanor counts of intimidation and criminal mischief, and she was then hit with a protection order stating that “stalking has occurred” and told to stay away from her new neighbors, reported the Kokomo Tribune.
The husband and father of the family told police just after 1 a.m. Oct. 13 that his family’s newly purchased Greentown home had been toilet-papered, and he found a racist letter on the door aimed at his son.
“No N*ggers wanted in this neighborhood-THIS IS A WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD-some people find N*GGERS Stressful,” the letter read. “YOUR N*GGER KID IS NOT WELCOME.”
“YOU CAN SELL YOUR HOUSE AND MAKE MONEY ON IT RIGHT NOW,” read the last paragraph. “BY THE WAY HOPE YOU HAVE DEEP POCKETS.”
The father told police two days later that he suspected Cantwell wrote the letter, saying the home’s seller told him the neighbor was concerned about the family because of their black son.
Investigators had initially suspected juveniles were responsible for the incident, but they obtained text messages sent by Cantwell that cited health-related concerns that also matched claims in the racist letter.
“I am stressing now that we are going to get black neighbors,” Cantwell texted another person. “I am hoping that more people look at the house and an all-white family are the ultimate buyers. I am afraid the stress of black neighbors could put me in the hospital.
“My blood pressure is elevated just thinking about the possibility,” she added.
Cantwell admitted to police Oct. 18 that she wrote the letter to blow off stream, and complained that black people had previously caused her family unspecified harm.
“I mean, the blacks get away with it every time,” Cantwell told police. “Just rage, I was trying to vent.”
She admitted that she was trying to make the new family feel unwelcome in the neighborhood, but she didn’t think she had really done anything wrong.
“I just needed to let off some steam and it was the – I’m not a violent person so I didn’t think it was any big deal,” Cantwell said.
Cantwell declined to apologize in full and claimed she would seek counseling.
“Yes and no,” she said. “I am sorry that it caused so much ruckus, but I feel like I released some anger writing that letter.”

The White Idiot Donald Trump Says He Will End Right of Citizenship at Birth for American Children of Immigrants


President Donald Trump says he is going to sign an executive order to end birthright citizenship: the right of children born to immigrants in the U.S., legally or not, to be American citizens at birth.
"It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don't," Trump told Axios in an interview published Tuesday morning. "You can definitely do it with an Act of Congress. But now they're saying I can do it just with an executive order."
The stripping away of rights granted by the U.S. Constitution would be among President Trump's most virulent attacks on immigrants – and the U.S. Constitution – ever.
Many believe President Trump, who, unlike his predecessor is not a constitutional scholar, or even an attorney, is absolutely wrong and cannot essentially line-item veto the Constitution.
But the mere fact that he is even admitting to be planning to do so is raising eyebrows – as well as anger and fear.
This is the same president who has been separating children of undocumented immigrants at the border from their parents, with no plan to ever reunite them, in an inhumane attempt to thwart others from trying to enter the country. Recently, Trump has repeatedly called himself a "nationalist," which many believe is shorthand for "white nationalist."
"We're the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States, Trump said, with all of those benefits."
"It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. And it has to end."

 "It's in the process. It'll happen," he told Axios, "with an executive order."
The 14th Amendment states: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."

Dave Chappelle Urges White Idiots Americans to Take Responsibility For Trump: He Get 'Too Much Credit'


This week, comedian Dave Chappelle sat for an interview on CNN at the Royal Albert Hall in London alongside Jon Stewart to discuss his thoughts on the Trump presidency, nearly two years since his election.
One of his key points: we should not blame Trump, or Russia, or anything else for the deep-seated racism that — at the end of the day — drove many people to vote the way they did.
"Even when they say that Russia influenced the election, it's kind of like, is Russia making us racist? Is that who's doing it?" said Chappelle. "Oh OK, oh my God, thank goodness — I thought it was us."
"If they killed the country that way then we're the murder weapon," Chappelle added. Trump, he said, gets "too much credit" for the hate in American politics. "He's not making the wave, he's surfing it."
Watch below:
Chappelle's words might be a bitter pill for many Americans to swallow, but he is correct. While the Russian attacks on the U.S. election were a horrific and large-scale crime, the operation would not have been nearly so effective had their not been a racial rift for them to exploit. Russian propaganda memes that bombarded U.S. social media were full of heinous, racially-charged rhetoric about immigrants, crime, and police brutality because they knew Americans were divided over those issues already.
And the seeds of this division long predate Trump. The fact that the right responded to the historic election of President Barack Obama with vitriolic racism about his birthplace and religion, and was in turn able to use that racism to propel themselves to victory in 2010 and 2014, was a sobering indictment of national wounds that go back to the enslavement of Black Africans and have never healed.
With the midterm elections just one week away, it remains to be seen whether Trump's words will energize his supporters to the polls in all the right places, the way they managed to in 2016.And today, Trump would have no use for his racially coded appeals to the voting public, from panic about migrant caravans to his promise to strip the 14th Amendment's citizenship protections, if that rhetoric did not work on a notable segment of the population.

Trump’s infrastructure tantrum backfires immediately — and Senate Republicans know it

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