Twitter Bans Hegseth For Journalism — Fox News journalist Pete Hegseth, who received a Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman Badge for his service in Iraq, was temporarily banned from Twitter Saturday, Dec. 7, for posted screenshots of the manifesto thought to have been written by Mohammed Alshamrani, the Saudi military student who killed three and wounded 12 in a shooting rampage Friday at the Navy Station Pensacola on Friday.
The manifesto had been originally posted on Twitter but had been removed by the big tech firm after the shooting. It was traced to Alshamrani by the respected Site Intelligence Group Enterprises.
The Tweet said:
O American People,
I’m not against you for just being American. I don’t hate you because your freedoms, I hate you because every day you supporting funding and committing crimes not only against Muslims but also humanity. I’m against evil, and America as a whole has turned into a nation of evil. What I see from America is the supporting of Israel which is invasion of Muslim countrie. I see invasion of many countries by it’s troops, I see Guantanamo Bay. I see cruise missiles, cluster bombs and UAV.
You say anything wrong in reporting it? Do you believe ignorance is good? Twitter apparently does.
Saudi prince and billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal was a major investor in Twitter. In 2015, he owned 34.9 million shares in it which put him ahead of CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey. He appears to have lost it following his arrest Nov. 4, 2017 arrest by his relatives.
A year later journalist Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser was tortured to death in a Saudi jail for criticizing the ruling family via a secret Twitter account. How did the tyrants learn of the account? Via spies at Twitter’s regional headquarter in Dubai.
And on Nov. 7 this year, it was reported that two Twitter employees were arrested by the Feds for spying for the Saudi government about users critical of the Saudi government.
Yeah, get on Gab.
Here is a screen shot of the manifesto courtesy Heavy.com.
Pennsylvania Legislative Salaries Hit $90,300 (and this doesn’t include benefits).
By Leo Knepper
As of Dec. 1, the base salary for Pennsylvania lawmakers will increase to $90,300 per year. This pay raise comes as the result of an annual cost-of-living-increase (COLA) they receive automatically. The higher salary will be on top of any per diems, health insurance, etc. that lawmakers are eligible to receive.
As an aside, lawmakers pay only one percent per year of their salary for health benefits. In other words, their annual premium is roughly $900 for health insurance that is second to none. There are many taxpayers whose monthly insurance bill exceeds that amount.
The $90,300 salary is the minimum for members of the General Assembly. As noted by the Associated Press:
“Lawmakers in leadership posts will top out at $141,000 for House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson. The four caucus floor leaders in the House and Senate will each make almost 130,900 while the four caucus whips and the four Appropriations Committee chairs will receive $121,100.”
The salary differences between rank and file members and “leadership” are especially noteworthy. It presents another clear example of how our beloved judicial branch ignores the plain text of the Pennsylvania Constitution. According to Article II, Section 8, “The members of the General Assembly shall receive such salary and mileage for regular and special sessions as shall be fixed by law, and no other compensation whatever, whether for service upon committee or otherwise.” (Emphasis added)
Members of the General Assembly aren’t the only ones who will benefit from taxpayers’ forced generosity in the new year. When January rolls around, members of the executive branch will also see an increase in their pay. Governor Wolf’s salary will increase to over $200,000 per year. The Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Tom Saylor, will make over $220,000 per year.
Many lawmakers will, if they haven’t already, make a show of donating their salary increase to a charity. It is a standard public relations move on their part, and has become as regular as the leaves changing colors. However, despite their righteous indignation, there is never any real interest in eliminating the automatic COLA by changing the law. Finally, for any lawmakers in the defined benefit pension plan, the higher annual salary, regardless of charitable contributions, will be used to calculate their pension benefits upon retirement.
Unlike members of the General Assembly, CAP can’t force anyone to pay for projects we want to undertake. Next year is going to be incredibly busy for us. If you value what CAP does and would like to help us continue holding Harrisburg accountable, please consider making a financial contribution to our efforts.
Pennsylvania Legislative Salaries Hit $90,300 (And This Doesn’t Include Benefits)
PragerU has a great video — The Dark Art of Framing — that explains why many believe lies about our society told by very bad people and how these very bad people convince those many to believe those lies.
Did he break the law by asking the Ukrainians to investigate the Biden crime family’s corruption in that country? How can someone charged with enforcing the law — that would be the President — break the law by investigating lawbreaking and corruption? He can’t.
Was it a Prime Directive thing in which he interfered with the development of the Planet of Ukraine? Leaving aside that the Prime Directive is not US law, he didn’t do that as per the transcript of his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Anyway, former Vice President Joe Biden boasted about doing exactly that and has yet to be charged.
Keep at it Rudy.
So if President Trump has been diligently doing the tasks to which the Constitution obliges and did not commit any high crimes and misdemeanors, why are the Democrats trying to impeach him? Why not merely vote him out next year as has traditionally been done by opposing parties especially when the incumbent is unpopular as they allege?
Why are the Deep State bureaucrats swarming out of hiding to help the Democrarts? Why has the establishment media taken off its false mask of objectivity and joined in?
Can you say fear? Desperation? They are the only things that make sense.
U.S. Attorney John Henry Durham and Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz are expected at any moment to release damning reports that will lead to criminal charges against high ranking Obama Administration personnel. Some think those indicted may include Obama’s FBI Director James Comey and CIA Director John Brennan.
Could it go even further? Bill? Hillary? Members of the media? Members of Congress? Is that why Adam Schiff seems afraid?
Will it go beyond violations of law enforcement standards, false swearing and wiretapping? Could it include treason? Murder?
Marti Oakley Features Montco Woman — Elaine Mickman of Lower Merion has appeared twice over the last few months on Marti Oakley’s Minnesota-based radio show.
Marti is a world-wide advocate for the elderly who have been taken advantage of by “guardians, and fights injustices by probate systems and courts in general.
She airs on the TS Radio Network and her shows are archived on the web.
Montgomery County, Pa is one of her favorite topics with a whole category labeled “Ottholes”in honor ofStanley Ott, who was Montco’s Administrative Judge of the Orphans’ Court Division until his retirement last year .
Elaine says Montco falsely credited her ex-husband for $550,000 he never paid relating to child support regarding their divorce, and never required proof of income from him at child support hearings. She says the county is trying to make her autistic son — now an adult at 18 years of age — pay it back.
It’s easy to dismiss the grievances of a woman — or man for that matter — regarding a divorce. We don’t though because we find it far easier to believe corruption and greed are rampant in Philadelphia suburban government. See here and here.
Anyway, here are link’s to Elaine’s appearances on Marti’s show:
Jeffrey Epstein Red Pill For Soccer Moms — Those who depend on daytime big media programming for their news might not be aware of the blow-up regarding the death of Jeffrey Epstein, the pedo pimp to the powerful.
Epstein died Aug. 10. He had been arrested by the FBI on July 6 after landing at Teterboro Airport on his private jet. He was charged with trafficking minors for sex and incarcerated at the high security Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City.
He was found dead in his cell on Aug. 10. Despite doubts by preliminary medical examiners, Chief Medical Examiner Barbara Sampson ruled it a suicide by hanging.
Noted forensic pathologist Michael Baden, who had been hired by Epstein’s brother to observe the autopsy, publicly disputed the finding, last week. He said the injuries suffered by Epstein were rarely found in suicides but often found in murder by strangulation. He pointed out that two guards falling asleep at the same time while three surveillance cameras failed to function, is not a believable coincidence.
There have been memes and joke about how Epstein was not a suicide. They merely just cover up the twisted, almost unimaginable horror. Understand that if Epstein is not a suicide — and its hard to believe he was — those behind his murder would need the power to silence two guards, disable three cameras and compel the New York City Chief Medical Examiner to join in the cover up.
Ponder that for a moment and enjoy the red pill.
Donald Trump — who has long been Epstein’s enemy — is not being opposed because he is dirty. He is being opposed because he is not. Sick and evil people control how you get your information O watchers of daytime TV.
Bukovsky Exposed US Media In Suppressed Book — Of course you’ve never heard of Vladimir Bukovsky. He was a Soviet dissident who spent 12 years in that nation’s psychiatric hospitals, prisons and labor camps for the crimes of speaking truth and desiring freedom.
His book Judgment in Moscow: Soviet Crimes and Western Complicity was published in France in 1995. It was a searing indictment of the collusion between American media outlets and the tyrannical Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf’s executive action to impose a Cap and Trade system on carbon dioxide emissions is easily his most harmful act in his two terms as chief executive of the state. As one of the most liberal governors in the nation, his progressive impulses have, until now, been constrained by a GOP-controlled House and Senate. His move to bring the Keystone State into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and impose a costly and economically crippling carbon trading system is an attempted end-run around the GOP to implement a tax without legislative approval.
On Oct. 3, Wolf signed an executive order that began the process of adding Pennsylvania to a group of northeastern states that constitute what has been called the “first mandatory market-based program in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” It is now up to the Department of Environmental Protection to draft the proposed regulation and then go through possibly two years of a legislative comment period. According to news reports, the legislature does not have veto power, although we expect to hear disagreement on that point.
In short, the program would establish a market through which electricity providers purchase “emission allowances” to offset their CO2 emissions. The current market rate for purchasing these carbon offsets is $5.20 per ton of CO2 emitted. According to the most recent statewide data (2016) from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) these energy providers emitted 82 million metric tons which would have generated about $400 million in revenues.
The overall goal of the plan is to make electricity derived from fossil fuels more expensive and, hence, renewable energy more competitive.
According to the RGGI, the state would “invest” the money generated into “energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other consumer-benefit programs.” That would likely include subsidies for wind and solar projects, home and office weatherizing and expansion of public transportation programs in the state’s largest urban areas to name a few beneficiaries.
That nearly half-billion dollars in costs would not be absorbed by the power generators but would be passed on to consumers in the form of increased energy costs. Not only would this make Pennsylvania a more expensive place to live, it would render the state less competitive for energy intensive businesses compared to neighboring Ohio and West Virginia and other locales that have no plans for artificially inflating electricity costs.
A review of the effects of the RGGI last year revealed that member states saw a 12 percent drop in goods production and a 34 percent drop in production of energy-intensive goods. This is likely attributable to a 64 percent increase in electricity prices in RGGI states between 2007-2015.
Additionally, according to the study, the cost of wind and solar power has averaged two to three times the megawatt-hour rate as compared to existing conventional fuel sources. Any increase of renewable energy supplies would necessarily further the price increases to consumers.
An important but overlooked factor in the decision-making process for the state is just how much or how little effect a reduction in the state’s CO2 emissions would have on future temperature changes. The overarching goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions is to lower the future temperature of the Earth, so how much temperature rise would be averted by eliminating all of Pennsylvania’s CO2 emissions from coal and natural gas-fired sources? Using the calculations for predicting warming from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, if 100 percent of the state’s electricity generation emissions were eliminated, only 0.001 degree Fahrenheit in warming would be averted by the year 2050. This difference is well below our ability to measure global temperature.
This extremely small — and immeasurable — effect should not be overlooked in discussions of whether to impose the significant burdens of Governor Wolf’s proposal on the state and its citizens. How many lost jobs is a reduction in temperature measured in thousandths of a degree worth?
In short, the governor would infringe on the freedoms of people and make them significantly poorer for virtually no advancement of his stated intention to avert global warming. The legislature, the business community and all right-thinking citizens should stand against his economically crippling proposal.
Mr. Wrightstone is the author of Inconvenient Facts: The science Al Gore doesn’t want you to know
G Maxwell Rideshare Confessions –G. Maxwell, Oct. 2, Amazon reviewedRideshare Confessions: A humoresque peek into the grim reality of the gig economy an independently published book by Duane Hanson.
“This is a great book about the gig economy and how hard it is to make a living driving the streets,” G. Maxwell said. “The author has an easy conversational style and good grasp of the issues surrounding the ride share phenomenon. The facts and figures are fascinating and the tales of riders make it a great read. Buy this book. Duane needs to pay off his car.”
It was G. Maxwell’s first review since Aug. 15 when G. reviewedThe Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives.
The Book of Honor was what pimp-to-the-powerful Jeffrey Epstein’s sidekick Ghislaine Maxwell was seen reading at an In-N-Out Burger in a staged photo widely published Aug. 15, which was five days after Epstein’s reported suicide in the Feds’ high security Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City.
“A good friend of mine died recently under very tragic circumstances,” G. wrote. “Some of us saw it coming for quite a while but it was still a huge shock when it finally happened. I picked up this book at the advice of a friend and absolutely couldn’t put it down. I’d read it walking the dog, getting fast food, or even just lounging around the house. It helped me realized that my friend really believed in something, and that giving your life for the CIA, NSA, FBI, Mossad, or other intelligence agency is truly a higher calling and not something to mourn. A wholehearted recommendation.”
Red Pilling Impeachment Scam — Those of us who are “red pilled” are laughing at the establishmentarian impeachment scam against President Trump. You want to impeach President Trump because he made a phone call to a foreign leader? Seriously? To “dig up dirt” about a political opponent? Seriously?
You want to red pill yourself ask why then Vice President Joe Biden’s son was sitting on the board of the corrupt Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings. Ask why Joe Biden forced Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire his Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin in March 2016. Did you know that Poroshenko and Shokin were investigating Burisma and the Biden connection?
Regarding Trump, ask why Biden shouldn’t come up in a conversation with Ukraine. It would be a mere matter of diplomatic protocol considering Biden (and Obama) intervened in their judicial system.
Regarding digging up dirt ask why the mouthpieces are upset about it. Aren’t journalists supposed to want dirt dug up and truth revealed? Remember the problem isn’t digging up dirt it is making the dirt up.
Ask why the mouthpieces are more upset about Trump’s rather conventional phone call than the leaking of it which obviously and significantly hampers all our diplomatic outreaches. Ask why the mouthpieces are more upset about the phone call than the FBI falsifying affidavits presented to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court that allowed spying on an actual major party presidential nominee.
How come the mouthpieces aren’t outraged that the FBI (and CIA) interfered in the 2016 elections?