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  1. Fucking MAGA Snowflakes.... smh Horned Capitol insurrectionist starving in jail because he lacks organic food: his mom Jacob Chansley, AKA Jake Angeli, the Arizona man who helped break into the U.S. Capitol while wearing horns and animal skin is starving in prison, his mother told ABC15 News. According to the report, Chansley hasn't eaten since he was detained on Friday, because the jail doesn't have organic food. "Chansley politely addressed the judge but did not make any statements regarding the charges against him. He did say that he may be able to contact a friend who could provide a private attorney for him," said ABC15. Before turning himself into the FBI, Chansley told ABC15 that he wasn't worried because he "didn't break any laws. I walked through open doors." Martha Chansley, who was in the courtroom on Monday, "was unapologetic for her son's role in the violent and deadly disruption of Congress," said the report. "Members had to be evacuated while trying to certify votes from the November presidential election." Other than the elected officials who had to flee for safety, staff in the Capitol were forced to hide under tables fearful that insurrectionists would kill them once they broke down the door. Despite the dead animals he wore, his mother called him a "patriot" and the "gentlest person I know."
  2. Nine in 10 Americans oppose the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, ...seven in 10 say Donald Trump bears at least some responsibility for it and a majority in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll – 56% – favors efforts in Congress to bar him from holding elected office again. Fifty-four percent in the national survey also say Trump should be charged criminally with inciting a riot for having encouraged his supporters to march on the Capitol. More, 66%, say he has behaved irresponsibly, more broadly, in his statements and actions since the election. Half the public, 51%, say the events of the past week in Washington, D.C., left them less confident in the stability of democracy in the United States. That said, just 20% are pessimistic about the future of the U.S. system of government, about the average in polling back to the 1970s. Further, while Trump’s claims of widespread fraud have raised fears he would undermine confidence in U.S. elections, Americans by 2-1, 62-31%, see no solid evidence for these claims. And the public by 63-36% expresses confidence in the electoral system overall. At the same time, confidence in the electoral system dives to 35% among Republicans, and, following their leader’s line, 65% of Republicans say they think there’s solid evidence of fraud. The poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, finds Trump leaving office with a 38% job approval rating; 60% disapprove, matching (but not exceeding) his peak disapproval in August 2018. His career average approval rating is the lowest for any president in modern polling, back to 1939, and he is the first president in that time never to achieve majority approval at any point. Fifty-nine percent expect him to be seen in history as a below-average president, including nearly half, 48%, who rate his tenure as “poor,” the most in polling dating to Gerald Ford in 1976. As noted, 56% favor Congress removing him from the presidency and barring him from holding elected office again – exceeding the 47% who supported his removal from office in his first impeachment last year. Looking ahead, Americans by a wide margin say Republican officials should lead the party in a different direction rather than follow Trump’s leadership, 69-26%. But just among Republicans, a majority, 60%, wants to continue to follow Trump -- sharply fewer than in the past (83% in a similar question in 2018), but still marking the risk of a Trump/no Trump schism within the party. The poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, finds Trump leaving office with a 38% job approval rating; 60% disapprove, matching (but not exceeding) his peak disapproval in August 2018. His career average approval rating is the lowest for any president in modern polling, back to 1939, and he is the first president in that time never to achieve majority approval at any point. Fifty-nine percent expect him to be seen in history as a below-average president, including nearly half, 48%, who rate his tenure as “poor,” the most in polling dating to Gerald Ford in 1976. As noted, 56% favor Congress removing him from the presidency and barring him from holding elected office again – exceeding the 47% who supported his removal from office in his first impeachment last year. Looking ahead, Americans by a wide margin say Republican officials should lead the party in a different direction rather than follow Trump’s leadership, 69-26%. But just among Republicans, a majority, 60%, wants to continue to follow Trump -- sharply fewer than in the past (83% in a similar question in 2018), but still marking the risk of a Trump/no Trump schism within the party. Indeed, while 52% of all Americans say Republican leaders who supported Trump’s effort to overturn the election “went too far,” just 16% of Republicans say so, compared with 81% of Democrats and 54% of independents. And Trump maintains a 79% job approval rating in his own party, with 64% approving strongly. The challenge for the Republicans, in what may or not be their post-Trump era, is how to straddle that continued in-party approval for the president with views outside the base. Among the predominant political group, independents -- often swing voters -- approval of Trump plummets to 35%, with 62% disapproving. The riot Given the sharp differences on most political issues between partisan groups, one result in the survey stands out for its level of agreement: Eighty-nine percent of Americans oppose the actions of the people who stormed the Capitol, including 80% who are strongly opposed. Eight percent are in support, with strong support at 5%. Support for those who stormed the Capitol reaches 15% among conservatives and Republicans alike, and 19% among people who approve of Trump’s job performance. Still, even among Trump approvers, 76% are opposed, including 60% strongly opposed. Partisan and ideological gaps widen on other issues. Sixty-six percent of Republicans think Trump has acted responsibly since the election; 26% of independents and 5% of Democrats agree. Similarly, 65% of Republicans think there is solid evidence for Trump’s claims of voter fraud, falling to three in 10 independents and 4% of Democrats. When it comes to the events of the past week, 42% of Republicans think Trump bears at least some responsibility for the attack on the U.S. Capitol; that rises sharply to 72% of independents and 93% of Democrats. Many fewer Republicans, 12%, think Congress should remove Trump from office and disqualify him from holding elected office in the future, vs. nearly six in 10 independents and nine in 10 Democrats. In terms of Trump’s legacy, three in 10 conservatives and a quarter of Republicans think he’ll go down in history as a below average president. That compares with 60% of independents, 71% of moderates, 86% of liberals and 89% of Democrats. Even with his comparatively higher support among Republicans, fewer respondents report having voted for Trump than actually did in November, suggesting that some one-time supporters are shying away from him -- further evidenced by 19% disapproval in his own party, near his career high. Indeed, in recalled vote, Trump’s support is comparatively low among non-conservative Republicans, who also are more critical than their conservative counterparts of his post-election actions. (Note, though, that the sample size of non-conservative Republicans is a small one; 72% of Republicans identify themselves as conservatives.) Those who report having voted for Trump two and a half months ago, by contrast, by and large are not expressing buyer’s remorse: Ninety-one percent in this group say if the election were rerun today, they’d vote for him again. Approval Trump’s approval rating is down 6 points from the last national ABC/Post poll in October. In contrast, most recent outgoing presidents have seen a bump in approval in their final days -- +5 points for Barack Obama in the last ABC/Post survey of his presidency, +5 for Bill Clinton and +7 for George Bush. Approval of George W. Bush, struggling with economic crisis and the unpopular war in Iraq, was just +3 points from December 2008, but +10 from the previous October. Several elements of Trump’s closing approval rating stand out: Disapproval among whites, 52%, matches the high in this group (from August 2017), and 49% of whites disapprove strongly, a record high. Disapproval grows to 75% among Hispanics and 89% among Black people. Sixty-eight percent of women disapprove of Trump’s job performance, matching the high (also in August 2017), compared with 52% of men. This includes 56% disapproval among non-college educated white women, an important part of Trump’s coalition; in the ABC News exit poll, 63% of them supported him for reelection just in November. Approval of Trump’s work in office is at record lows among seniors (37% approve) and higher-income Americans (33%). Approval among suburban residents, a sharply contested political group, is down 11 points from October, to 38%. Whatever Trump’s role in the nation’s political future, the results make clear that his presidency -- and especially the events of last week -- have left deep divisions, not only in political attitudes, but also in views of American democracy. While, as noted, just 20% are outright pessimistic about the U.S. system of government, only 30% are optimistic -- near the low, and well off the average in polls back 46 years, 43%. The plurality, 48%, is uncertain. Methodology This ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted by landline and cellular telephone Jan. 10-13, 2021, in English and Spanish, among a random national sample of 1,002 adults. Results have a margins of sampling error of 3.5 percentage points, including design effects. Partisan divisions are 31-25-36%, Democrats-Republicans-independents. The survey was produced for ABC News by Langer Research Associates of New York, N.Y., with sampling and data collection by Abt Associates of Rockville, Md.
  3. Might be available tomorrow or Monday. And there is more to come. Grab your popcorn and all your favorite seasonings.
  4. Look at this shit today. I'm sure 90% of this insane message board loves it. This is how great nations die. From within. And as a product of misinformation. To all the Trump cultists on this board, on behalf of my children and every single ounce of integrity i have within me. FUCK YOU! You wanted this. Now watch the motherfucker burn you crazy-ass fox-news watching pieces of shit. Too fucking stupid to even know you're betraying your own country. Lets get this civil war started already. I'm ready.
  5. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/squad-ayanna-pressley-congress-riot-capitol-white-supremacist Fuck her. Part of the problem.
  6. That's right, fuck them right in the pocketbook. I think this is a turning point for both companies and that they will soon face fierce competition that won't be so easily deleted like Parler. It may take a couple of years but both companies could wind up like MySpace, Friendster, and a whole slew of companies you forgot about. Twitter, Facebook: $51 Billion Combined Market Value Erased Since Trump Ban Social media giants Facebook and Twitter have collectively seen $51.2 billion in combined market value wiped out over the last two trading sessions since they banned President Donald Trump from their platforms following the U.S. Capitol breach. Large tech firms and a number of Democratic political figures have claimed Trump incited violence at the U.S. Capitol last week. The incident disrupted debates in both the House and Senate as lawmakers were forced to shelter in place while police and security attempted to seize back control. Trump took to Twitter following the outbreak of violence to call on protesters to “go home in peace.” He denounced the violence as a “heinous attack” that “defiled the seat of American democracy” on Jan. 7. It is unclear who instigated the breach of the building. Last week, Twitter first placed restrictions on a video the president posted, before temporarily suspending his account, an action followed closely by Facebook. Twitter two days later permanently suspended Trump’s account over two Twitter posts it cited as having violated its policies. A large number of pro-Trump accounts were also deleted by Twitter and Facebook. As users attempted to flee to Parler and other social media websites, Amazon Web Services suspended its service with Parler on Monday morning, triggering a lawsuit from the company hours later. Most recently, Google’s YouTube removed new content from Trump’s account and suspended his channel for at least a week, saying that the channel violated its policies for “inciting violence.” “After careful review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to the Donald J. Trump channel and issued a strike for violating our policies for inciting violence,” a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement to The Epoch Times. “As a result, in accordance with our long-standing strikes system, the channel is now prevented from uploading new videos or livestreams for a minimum of seven days—which may be extended. We are also indefinitely disabling comments under videos on the channel, we’ve taken similar actions in the past for other cases involving safety concerns.” Google did not have any further comment when asked about what aspects of the content on Trump’s channel had violated its policies. The president has argued that companies like Google, Twitter, and Facebook will fail due to censorship. "Big Tech is doing a horrible thing to our country. … And I believe it’s going to be a catastrophic mistake for them,” Trump said.
  7. It's in the works. The wheels are turning. Big tech, MSM and the libs are moving to control all news. Scary shit. Resist. Speak up against these m-fuckers. Wake up, people. This is real. Look very closely. Pay attention. This needs to stop NOW.
  8. https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/533432-fbi-no-evidence-antifa-involved-in-capitol-riot?fbclid=IwAR3EWXmcuFHQuFmjkQU3fZo8pOtkClDPawe_k061tEcKqu3Bw_m4T_Gppf0 No shit.
  9. days after being arrested at Capitol riot A supporter of the US president who was arrested at the Capitol riot was said to have died by suicide. A medical examiner in Fulton County, Atlanta, ruled on Tuesday that the death of Christopher Stanton Georgia was by suicide, confirming earlier reports. The 53-year-old was also said to have suffered a “gunshot wound to the chest”, the medical examiner said. He was found by his wife in the basement of their home in Alpharetta, Georgia, on Saturday, according to reports. Georgia, who was said to have been a regional portfolio manager at a North Carolina bank, was arrested in Washington DC on Wednesday evening after taking part in the riot on the Capitol. According to the Washington Examiner, he was charged with attempting to break into the US Capitol alongside supporters of the US president. They had earlier been instructed by the president to march on the country’s legislature with “strength”. Georgia, who pleaded not guilty in court on Thursday, was also charged with violating an evening curfew in Washington DC that was imposed after the riot. He was said to have stayed behind, and did not disperse at a police request. Officers were called to his home in Alpharetta on Saturday morning, having received a phone call from his wife. According to a police report seen by the Daily Mail, she told officers there was "blood everywhere" and that “My husband is dead". Police were also reported to have removed two rifles from the property. The 53 year-old’s death follows that of five others who died following Wednesday’s riot. They included a Capitol Police officer and supporters of Donald Trump, some of whom were said to have suffered medical emergencies, while one other was shot. The FBI said on Tuesday that more than 70 people had been arrested in relation to Wednesday’s riot, with federal prosecutors expecting “hundreds” of others.
  10. NHL is woke. A North Carolina Trump campaign staffer revealed a chilling allegation of political persecution on Wednesday, detailing his account of being fired from a charter plane company merely for his previous employment with the Donald Trump campaign. Dawson Buchanan went public with his account of being purged from his job by the National Hockey League on Tuesday night, hours after an associate alluded to an instance of political blacklisting. Buchanan had been hired to work for a private jet concierge company that provides transit services to the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes. The NHL itself allegedly made the demand that Private Jet Services fire Buchanan, solely on the basis of his experience working for Donald Trump’s campaign. Buchanan explains that the company’s owner caved to corporate demands to fire Buchanan, openly admitting that his firing was entirely political in a conversation with the now-unemployed. The owner of Private Jet Services allegedly threatened to defame Buchanan and take bogus legal action if he went public with his claims of political persecution. LINK take our poll - story continues below VOTE NOW: Did Kyle Rittenhouse act in self defense when he shot
  11. Of course, he asks if they can remove her but Big Tech wasn't there to delete her from existence. I guess Chuck doesn't like it when the truth smacks him in the face. People are legitimately angry. To boot, this slimy coward didn't answer either question from the enraged woman or the reporter at the end because... he doesn't want to say what they really want and what they really want is not good!
  12. When Donald Trump on Wednesday became the first president ever impeached twice, he did so as a leader increasingly isolated, sullen and vengeful. With less than seven days remaining in his presidency, Trump’s inner circle is shrinking, offices in his White House are emptying, and the president is lashing out at some of those who remain. He is angry that his allies have not mounted a more forceful defense of his incitement of the mob that stormed the Capitol last week, advisers and associates said. Though Trump has been exceptionally furious with Vice President Pence, his relationship with lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, one of his most steadfast defenders, is also fracturing, according to people with knowledge of the dynamics between the men. Trump has instructed aides not to pay Giuliani’s legal fees, two officials said, and has demanded that he personally approve any reimbursements for the expenses Giuliani incurred while traveling on the president’s behalf to challenge election results in key states. They said Trump has privately expressed concern with some of Giuliani’s moves and did not appreciate a demand from Giuliani for $20,000 a day in fees for his work attempting to overturn the election. As he watched impeachment quickly gain steam, Trump was upset generally that virtually nobody is defending him — including press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, economic adviser Larry Kudlow, national security adviser Robert C. O’Brien and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, according to a senior administration official. “The president is pretty wound up,” said the senior administration official, who, like some others interviewed, spoke on the condition of anonymity to be candid. “No one is out there.” One of Trump’s few confidants these days is Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), who broke with the president last week over attempts to overturn the election only to be welcomed back in the president’s good graces a couple of days later. Graham traveled to Texas on Tuesday in what was Trump’s last scheduled presidential trip, spending hours with Trump aboard Air Force One talking about impeachment and planning how Trump should spend his final days in office. “The president has come to grips with it’s over,” Graham said, referring to the election. “That’s tough. He thinks he was cheated, but nothing’s going to change that.” Trump asked Graham to lobby fellow senators to acquit him in his eventual impeachment trial, which Graham did from Air Force One as he worked through a list of colleagues to phone. A few senators called Trump aboard the presidential aircraft on Tuesday to notify him of their intent to acquit. During the flight home, Graham said, he tried to calm Trump after Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the No. 3 House GOP leader, announced she would vote to impeach. “I just told him, ‘Listen, Mr. President, there are some people out there who were upset before and are upset now, but I assure you, most Republicans believe impeachment is bad for the country and not necessary and it would do damage to the institution of the presidency itself,” Graham recalled. He said he told Trump, “The people who are calling on impeachment are not representative of the [Republican] conferences.” Trump told reporters Tuesday that the drive toward impeachment was causing “tremendous anger” and posed a “tremendous danger to our country.” Although he has shown flashes of anger over his impeachment — and is livid with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for leaving open the possibility that he might vote to convict — Trump privately has told advisers that he does not believe he will be removed from office before his term expires Jan. 20, according to people familiar with the conversations. Many of the president’s advisers and outside associates share that mind-set. As one put it, “Whoop-de-do.” McConnell effectively guaranteed that outcome Wednesday, releasing a schedule after the House impeachment vote that would push a trial until after President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Trump has been more concerned with other actions that could have serious consequences for his post-presidential life, according to people familiar with the president’s concerns. The developments include Twitter and other social media companies suspending his accounts, the PGA of America canceling a golf tournament at one of his properties, and Deutsche Bank announcing it would no longer finance his developments. Trump carried on with various activities Wednesday. As the House debated his impeachment, Trump issued a statement calling on his supporters to stand down. “In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind,” the statement said. “That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers. Thank You.” Minutes after the House voted to impeach him for a second time, Trump held a private ceremony in the Oval Office to award the National Medal of Arts to country singer Toby Keith, a senior administration official said. The White House released a video Wednesday evening featuring Trump seated behind the Resolute desk in the Oval Office pleading with supporters not to engage in further violence. “Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement,” he said. A senior administration official said Kushner, the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump, Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino and Pence persuaded Trump to film the video, telling him it could boost support among weak Republicans. They asked him not to mention impeachment, and he didn’t. Still, in a stark illustration of Trump’s isolation, the White House did not mount a vigorous defense Wednesday as House members debated his fitness for office and, ultimately, voted to impeach him. The president’s aides did not blast out talking points to allies. His press secretary did not hold a briefing with reporters. His advisers did not do television interviews from the White House’s North Lawn. His lawyers and legislative affairs staffers did not whip votes or seek to persuade lawmakers to vote against impeachment. This is both because there was no organized campaign to block impeachment and because many of his aides believe Trump’s incitement of the riot was too odious to defend. White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, who was central to the president’s defense in his first impeachment a year ago, told other staffers to make sure word got out that he was not involved in defending Trump this time, according to one aide. “I just think this is the logical conclusion of someone who will only accept people in his inner orbit if they are willing to completely set themselves on fire on his behalf, and you’ve just reached a point to where everyone is burned out,” a senior administration official said. “Everyone is thinking, ‘I’ll set myself on fire for the president of the United States for this, for this and for this — but I’m not doing it for that.’ ” A former senior administration official in touch with the White House said in describing the staff mind-set: “People are just over it. The 20th couldn’t come soon enough. Sometimes there’s a bunker mentality or us-versus-them or righteous indignation that the Democrats or the media are being unfair, but there’s none of that right now. People are just exhausted and disappointed and angry and ready for all this to be done.” One of Trump’s only White House defenses came from Jason Miller, a senior political adviser. He did not defend the president’s conduct but rather argued that those who voted to impeach him would pay a political price. Miller sent reporters a two-page polling memo from Trump campaign pollster John McLaughlin saying that a majority of voters in presidential battleground states were opposed to impeachment and to “Big Tech censorship,” a reference to Twitter and other social media companies suspending Trump’s accounts. “It’s a massive miscalculation by the Democrats and the Liz Cheneys of the world who are massively disconnected from the grass roots that votes in primaries,” Miller said. “The grass roots and the base support is strong for him,” Miller added. “That’s really what matters. Washington is a very fickle town, and President Trump has never staked his strength as being in the nation’s capital. It’s always been out with the real people.” Other than family members, the president is mainly talking to Meadows, Scavino, senior policy adviser Stephen Miller and personnel director Johnny McEntee. Hope Hicks, counselor to the president and long one of his closest confidantes, has been checked out for some time, according to people familiar with her status. Other than his trip to Texas, Trump’s public schedule has been empty, and he is said to be doing little these days besides watching television and fulminating with this coterie of loyalists about Republicans not defending him enough. Several aides laid blame for the situation not only on Trump but also on Meadows, because the chief of staff indulged Trump’s delusion that the election was rigged and fed him misinformation about alleged voter fraud. “He is the one who kept bringing kook after kook after kook in there to talk to him,” one adviser said. In the days after Twitter banned Trump from its platform, McEntee pushed the president to migrate to other social media sites, such as Parler. But Kushner and Scavino pushed back and stopped the president from joining the fringe platform, according to a person familiar with what happened who confirmed a CNN report. Some current and former advisers described the impeachment as a sad ending that was unnecessary, propelled by a president who could not simply accept a loss and a vast array of aides willing to prop him up. Some of Trump’s longtime advisers, including Kellyanne Conway, lament that the president has not been able to use these final weeks to burnish his legacy. “From the time the electors certified the results to the time the president leaves office should have been spent reviewing and reliving the policy accomplishments of his four years and reminding Americans we are more peaceful or prosperous,” said Conway, a former senior counselor to the president who did not participate in the “Stop the Steal” activities aimed at overturning the election. “Instead of celebrating the accomplishments of the first term, we all watched in horror while the Capitol was run over.” Another former senior administration official, who has been briefed on some of the president’s recent private conversations, said Trump has expressed anger not only with Pence and some of his aides but also with longtime media defenders who have deserted him, including Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel, and others he believes have not fiercely defended him, including Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham. “He is feeling increasingly alone and isolated and frustrated,” this official said. “One of the metrics by which he’s often judged any number of things is: ‘Who’s out there saying good things about me or fighting on my behalf?’ And he never seemed to think there were enough people doing it strongly enough.” Now, in the final days, this official said, “it’s like death by a thousand cuts.”
  13. Wait, does that say 2016???
  14. Hey, some heroes these guys turned out to be. Actually no, they're a bunch of useless, unemployed think-tank stooges that were angry that they weren't getting posh do-nothing jobs under the Trump admin so they made a bogus PAC hilariously using Lincoln's name as their moniker (never mind that Lincoln used the Insurrection Act, threatened arrest of the SCOTUS Chief Justice, and actually shut down hundreds of fake news media outlets in the Northeast) even though he took extreme measures to save the Republic. So if it it weren't bad enough that John Weaver once registered as a foreign agent on behalf of Russia now we find out this about him.
  15. From another forum... You guys remember that? You should, we literally had more investigations into it than the number of people who died from it. Anyway, one of the idiotic conspiracy theories was that Hillary was asleep or knitting or doing something that was totally meaningless and while she was doing that, four courageous Americans needless died. And that spawned years and years of investigations and fake outrage from the right (they never seemed too bothered by the 4,400+ Americans who needlessly died in Iraq). Well here we have Larry Hogan. He is a republican. He is also the governor of Maryland. Under his command is the Maryland national guard, which can be deployed to other states at the request of state governors. Unfortunately DC isn't a state. It is a federal enclave. In order to send in Maryland's national guard it requires permission from the federal government. According to Governor Hogan, he had his national guard ready and on standby and waited nearly two hours before someone at the Pentagon finally called him and requested the guard be deployed to deal with the insurrection. And that person was the secretary of the army, who probably wasn't authorized to make the call anyway. Close to two hours, according to the governor. During this time, he was on the phone with Steny Hoyer, a congressman from Maryland who is part of the democratic leadership in the house. Hoyer is pleading with Hogan to send in the guard. Hogan explains to him they have everything ready to go but can't get the authorization. Meanwhile, the members of congress continue hiding from the mod of nutters who have taken over the capitol building. And guess what? Five Americans died. Yep, five Americans died while Trump sat and ate Cheetos and did nothing. I think we should investigate this at least 13 times. Lets hold hearings until 2025 when we know Trump's political career is over.
  16. From r/Parlerwatch Here is a description of what went down according to someone with far greater technical knowledge than me: "so a group of developers latched onto the Press Release that Twilio put out at midnight last night. In that Press Release, Twilio accidentally revealed which services Parler was using. Turns out it was all of the security authentications that were used to register a user. This allowed anyone to create a user, and not have to verify an email address, and immediately have a logged-on account. Well, because of that access, it gave them access to the behind the login box API that is used to deliver content -- ALL CONTENT (parleys, video, images, user profiles, user information, etc) --. But what it also did was revealed which USERS had "Administration" rights, "Moderation" rights. Well, then what happened, those user accounts that had Administration rights to the entire platform... The hackers, internet warriors, call it what you will, was able to use the forgot password link to change the password. Why? Because Twilio was no longer authenticating emails. This meant, they'd get directly to the reset password screen of that Administration user. This group of Internet Warriors then used that account, to create a handful of other ADMINISTRATION accounts, and then created a script that ended up creating MILLIONS of fake administration accounts. Now that they had a way of creating admin accounts without interruption, they created a Docker Image (basically a virtual machine) called a Warrior, that anyone could download, and when fired up, would immediately start collecting data off of Parlre, in a coordinated fashion. Consider it like SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) that people used to load up as screen savers when their computers were not being used. Same concept, crowdsourcing. All of this data, the videos, the images, the posts, the metadata (including the GEO location of all images and videos, and the connections to the accounts that posted it, has been (since midnight) being uploaded to various cloud drives and storage arrays for the purposes of Archiving this information, for later retrieval by law enforcement, by the public, by Open Source Intelligence communities. And the kicker.. is this: all of this information was thought to be secure and private by individuals who were making the posts. A significant number of those individuals went through the process of being a "Verified Citizen" on Parler. What does that mean? It means they uploaded a picture of the front and back of their REAL State Driver's License........ Let that sink in for a second. I am positive the FBI has been actively soaking in this information along with the Internet Warriors, but this is how they are going to officially track down. And it's how the FBI, DHS, and FAA have been able to immediately and exhaustively create no-fly lists. Every verified attendee of the Capitol riot where they can find a real name has been placed on No-Fly Lists. It might seem like a small geeky glitch or hack.. but in the age of Information warfare... this is the silver bullet for the people who used Parler as a place to organize their efforts. Also, a lot of posts were deleted by Parler members after the riots on the 6th. Turned out... Parler didn't actually delete anything.. just set a bit as deleted. Guess what has access to all "deleted" content? Administrator accounts."
  17. The Atlantic Six days after the Capitol riot, it seems unlikely that President Donald Trump will be removed from office before the end of his term, either by the invocation of the 25th Amendment or by conviction in the Senate. But Trump is already facing a stranger, more wide-ranging, and deeply 21st-century form of public punishment. The president has been canceled by corporate America. Several major companies—including some of the largest tech corporations and sports organizations in the world—have effectively silenced, censured, and removed the president and his “Stop the Steal” followers from their marketplaces. Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter have blocked the president’s social-media accounts. Apple, Google, and Amazon have stopped hosting Parler, a social-media alternative that’s become popular among Trump devotees. The PGA has cut ties with Trump’s National Golf Course in New Jersey. Stripe has stopped processing payments for the Trump campaign website. Reddit has banned the r/DonaldTrump subreddit, Twitch has disabled a streaming channel associated with him, Shopify has terminated stores affiliated with him, YouTube has announced that it will remove all channels that post videos questioning the outcome of the election, and TikTok and Pinterest are removing posts with hashtags like #stormthecapitol and #StoptheSteal. Meanwhile, several companies, including the chemical corporation Dow, have announced that they will not donate money to anyone who objected to the certification of the presidential vote. This is how the president’s term ends—with the GOP dithering and CEOs swashbuckling, spared by the “deep state” but impeached in the free market. This business celebrity who pledged to drain the swamp will face no real consequences or accountability in swampy Washington, only to have his bullhorn muffled and political cult kneecapped by the business community. These extraordinary events raise several questions. First: Why now? Well, you won’t get very far by assuming that corporate America randomly and spontaneously grew a conscience in the past 100 hours. Their decisions followed a unique attack on the seat of government. What’s more, they appeared after Democrats won unified control of government in the special Senate elections in Georgia and after Congress certified Trump’s electoral defeat. In other words, corporate America didn’t punish the powerful; it punished a lame-duck president at the nadir of his power. Then there is the question of propriety: Does the punishment of media blackout fit the crime of attempted insurrection? Several people with no fondness for Trump—including ACLU lawyers and German Prime Minister Angela Merkel—have expressed misgivings about Twitter’s decision to kick the president off its platform. Meanwhile, Trump’s supporters on Fox News are comparing his tweet ban to Kristallnacht, the Nazi ransacking of Jewish businesses in 1938. But let’s not get carried away. American businesses are not exercising their corporate veto power over some controversial-but-ordinary presidential behavior. The facts on the ground are straightforward: A lame-duck president provoked a violent rebellion against the Capitol that left several people dead. Even judged against the heightened bar of Trump’s abnormal presidency, this moment is surpassingly awful and unusual. It deserves an equally unusual response, and it got one. Corporate America’s collective cancellation of the president raises one more question: How did America’s businesses become so political? In the past few years, the U.S. electorate has become more polarized as Washington has become more sclerotic. This imbalance creates a surplus of angry political energy looking for somewhere to land beyond the do-nothing halls of Washington. It has found fertile ground in corporate America. Political inaction has helped turn companies into political actors. For example, after the school shootings in Parkland, Florida, Congress passed no new laws on gun control. But Delta and United Airlines canceled their discount benefits with the National Rifle Association, and Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, and Kroger pledged to restrict firearms sales. rporate America is running so far to the left of the GOP because both corporations and parties try to win the future. Corporations win the future by appealing to consumers, while parties win the future by appealing to voters. At this moment in U.S. history, younger Americans and college-educated Americans have moved sharply left, while Republicans have come to represent an older, whiter, less-educated American cohort that has moved sharply right. In response, companies have followed their customers and employees to the left, and the GOP has followed its base to the right. Conservative politics and corporate politics are being pulled apart at the moment. But if you squint, you can see that they both operate by the same principle. Call it audience capture. The companies trying to appeal to consumers and employees are courting the opinions of younger workers, who are moderate or lean left. Meanwhile, the Republican Party is subject to the whims of its members, who still overwhelmingly support the president. In the absence of actual courage, too many American elites are left acting precisely as cowardly or as brave as their consumer demographic allows them to be. Now there’s a motto for the 21st century: Pick your audience wisely, for you will become it.
  18. New York City Will End Contracts With Trump Over Capitol Riot The mayor said the city would cancel contracts with the Trump Organization for two ice rinks, the Central Park Carousel and the Trump Golf Links in the Bronx. New York City is terminating its contracts with the Trump Organization because of the mob riot at the U.S. Capitol, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday. The contracts are for two ice-skating rinks at Central Park, the Central Park Carousel and the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, a city-owned golf course in the Bronx. Mr. de Blasio said he was ending the relationship because President Trump had incited violence. “Inciting an insurrection against the U.S. government clearly constitutes criminal activity,” Mr. de Blasio said in an interview on MSNBC on Wednesday. “The City of New York will no longer have anything to do with the Trump Organization.” While the city has considered canceling the Trump Organization’s contracts before, Mr. de Blasio said the violence in Washington qualified as criminal activity under which New York City had the right to sever ties with a company. Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat with roughly a year left in office, said he expected the Trump Organization to challenge the city’s decision in court. “We’re on strong legal ground,” the mayor said. Many companies and institutions have moved to sever ties with President Trump and his family after the riot, including the 2022 P.G.A. Championship, which will no longer be held at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. CUTTING TIESThese businesses and institutions are severing links with the Trumps. The city’s decision is a strong rebuke from Mr. Trump’s hometown, which he repeatedly attacked on the campaign trail as he ran unsuccessfully for a second term. Mr. Trump’s name had already been stripped from private properties, including the Trump SoHo hotel, now the Dominick, and some former Trump Place condominiums in Manhattan. The Trump Organization operates Wollman Rink, near Central Park’s southern edge, and Lasker Rink, in the northern end of the park. Both contracts were set to expire in April. Mr. de Blasio’s office said it was notifying the Trump Organization that the city was starting the process of canceling the agreements. The cancellation for the carousel, which is currently closed, would take effect in 25 days; the skating rinks would take effect in 30 days, city officials said. The golf course contract is more complex and could take several months to void. Mr. de Blasio said on Wednesday that city’s deal for the golf course with the Trump Organization “never should have been made in the first place.” Mr. de Blasio first proposed severing the city’s ties with the company in 2015, when Mr. Trump made comments disparaging Latinos. But some legal experts argued then that voiding the contracts would not hold up in court. The agreements contain language that forbids “arbitrary” or “capricious” reasons for cancellation if the decision appeared to be motivated simply by personal animus toward the president. Mark Levine, a Democratic city councilman from Manhattan who has long supported cutting ties with the Trump Organization, celebrated the news. “This is a welcome and long (years!) overdue step,” he wrote on Twitter.
  19. Add another non-Trump supporter to the dossier. Son of Brooklyn judge arrested in Capitol attack A man whose image went viral on social media after he allegedly stormed the Capitol last week wearing a fur outfit and police vest while carrying a plastic riot shield is now facing federal charges. Aaron Mostofsky, the son of a prominent Brooklyn judge, was arrested Tuesday at a Brooklyn home, CBS New York reported. Mostofsky is the son of Kings County Supreme Court Judge Shlomo Mostofsky, the station reports. A spokesperson for the judge had no comment on the arrest when contacted by CBS New York. The younger Mostofsky, 34, is charged in a federal criminal complaint with felony theft of government property, unlawful entry of a restricted building and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds with intent to impede government activity. The criminal complaint cites a New York Post story in which Mostofsky identified himself by his first name to a reporter during the assault, saying, "The election was stolen" and "We were cheated." The criminal complaint lists the Capitol Police riot shield and a bulletproof vest as the federal property Mostofsky is alleged to have stolen, valued at more than $2,000. Mostofsky said he found both on the ground, according to the complaint. The complaint said investigators used New York Post reports, along with social media posts, to identify Mostofsky. It also cited messages Mostofsky allegedly wrote to friends indicating he was at the Capitol during the attack. In one, he wrote to a friend he intended to meet there, "If we find each other look for a guy looking like a caveman." He also allegedly messaged the friend, "Even a caveman knows it was stolen." Motofsky was expected to appear in court Tuesday. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge, felony theft, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York told CBS News.
  20. ...contradicting claims there was no indication of looming violence A day before rioters stormed Congress, an FBI office in Virginia issued an explicit internal warning that extremists were preparing to travel to Washington to commit violence and “war,” according to an internal document reviewed by The Washington Post that contradicts a senior official’s declaration the bureau had no intelligence indicating anyone at last week’s pro-Trump protest planned to do harm. A situational information report approved for release the day before the U.S. Capitol riot painted a dire portrait of dangerous plans, including individuals sharing a map of the complex’s tunnels, and possible rally points for would-be conspirators to meet up in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and South Carolina and head in groups to Washington. “As of 5 January 2021, FBI Norfolk received information indicating calls for violence in response to ‘unlawful lockdowns’ to begin on 6 January 2021 in Washington. D.C.,” the document says. “An online thread discussed specific calls for violence to include stating ‘Be ready to fight. Congress needs to hear glass breaking, doors being kicked in, and blood from their BLM and Pantifa slave soldiers being spilled. Get violent. Stop calling this a march, or rally, or a protest. Go there ready for war. We get our President or we die. NOTHING else will achieve this goal.” BLM is likely a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement for racial justice. Pantifa is a derogatory term for antifa, a far-left anti-fascist movement whose adherents sometimes engage in violent clashes with right-wing extremists. Yet even with that information in hand, the report’s unidentified author expressed concern that the FBI might be encroaching on free speech rights. The warning is the starkest evidence yet of the sizable intelligence failure that preceded the mayhem, which claimed the lives of five people, although one law enforcement official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to avoid disciplinary action, said the failure was not one of intelligence but of acting on the intelligence. An FBI official familiar with the document said that within 45 minutes of learning about the alarming online conversation, the Norfolk FBI office wrote the report and shared it with others within the bureau. It was not immediately clear how many law enforcement agencies outside the FBI were told, but the information was briefed to FBI officials at the bureau’s Washington field office the day before the attack, this official said. The official, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss ongoing investigations, added that the report was raw intelligence and that at the time it was written, the FBI did not know the identities of those making the online statements. The FBI already faces tough questions about why it was not more attuned to what was being discussed in public Internet conversations in the days leading up to the attack, and why the bureau and other agencies seemed to do little to prepare for the possibility of mass violence. The document notes that the information represents the view of the FBI’s Norfolk office, is not to be shared outside law enforcement circles, that it is not “finally evaluated intelligence,” and that agencies that receive it “are requested not to take action based on this raw reporting without prior coordination with the FBI.” Multiple law enforcement officials have said privately in recent days that the level of violence exhibited at the Capitol has led to difficult discussions within the FBI and other agencies about race, terrorism, and whether investigators failed to register the degree of danger because the overwhelming majority of the participants at the rally were White conservatives fiercely loyal to the President Trump. “Individuals/Organizations named in this [situational information report] have been identified as participating in activities that are protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” the document says. “Their inclusion here is not intended to associate the protected activity with criminality or a threat to national security, or to infer that such protected activity itself violates federal law. “However,” it continues, “based on known intelligence and/or specific historical observations, it is possible the protected activity could invite a violent reaction towards the subject individual or others in retaliation or with the goal of stopping the protected activity from occurring in the first instance. In the event no violent reaction occurs, FBI policy and federal law dictates that no further record to be made of the protected activity.” The document notes that one online comment advised, “if Antifa or BLM get violent, leave them dead in the street,” while another said they need “people on standby to provide supplies, including water and medical, to the front lines. The individual also discussed the need to evacuate noncombatants and wounded to medical care.” On Jan. 6, a large, angry crowd of people who had attended a nearby rally marched to the Capitol, smashing windows and breaking down doors to get inside. One woman in the mob was shot and killed by a Capitol Police officer; officials said three others in the crowd died from medical emergencies. Another Capitol police officer died after suffering injuries. On Friday, the head of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, Steven D’Antuono, told reporters “there was no indication” of anything planned for the day of Trump’s rally “other than First Amendment-protected activity.” D’Antuono added, “we worked diligently with our partners on this.” The FBI said in a statement that its “standard practice is to not comment on specific intelligence products,” but added that FBI field offices “routinely share information with their local law enforcement partners to assist in protecting the communities they serve.” The FBI did not detail specifically who saw the document before the mob attack on Congress or what, if anything, was done in response. For weeks leading up to the event, FBI officials discounted any suggestion that the protest of pro-Trump supporters upset about the scheduled certification of Joe Biden’s election could be a security threat on a scale with racial justice protests last summer in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody. While the nation’s capital is one of the most heavily guarded cities on the planet, local and federal law enforcement agencies sought to take a low-key approach to last week’s event, publicly and privately expressing concerns that they did not want to repeat the ugly clashes between protesters and police last year. Some law enforcement officials took the view that pro-Trump protesters are generally known for over-the-top rhetoric but not much violence, and therefore the event did not pose a particularly grave risk, according to people familiar with the security discussions leading up to Jan. 6. Even so, there were warning signs, though none as stark as the one from the FBI’s Norfolk office. FBI agents had in the weeks before the Trump rally visited suspected extremists hoping to glean whether they had violent intentions, a person familiar with the matter said, though it was not immediately clear who was visited or if the FBI was specifically tracking anyone who would later be charged criminally. These visits were first reported Sunday by NBC News. In addition, in the days leading up to the demonstration, some Capitol Hill staffers were told by supervisors to not come into work that day, if possible, because it seemed the danger level would be higher than a lot of prior protests, according to a person familiar with the warning. Capitol Police did not take the kind of extra precautions, such as frozen zones and hardened barriers, that are typically used in major events around the Capitol. Now, the Justice Department and federal agents are scrambling to identify and arrest those responsible for last week’s violence, in part because there is already significant online discussion of new potential clashes Sunday and again on Jan. 20 when Biden will be inaugurated. Federal agents remain in a state of high-alert in the days leading up to the inauguration as authorities brace for possible violence not just in Washington, but around the country, officials said. The FBI recently issued a different memo saying that “armed protests” were being planned “at all 50 state capitols” and in D.C. in the days leading up to the inauguration, according to an official familiar with the matter, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive law enforcement matter. The memo — first reported on by ABC News and later confirmed by The Washington Post — is a raw intelligence product, compiling information gathered by the bureau and several other government agencies, an official said. Some of it is unverified, and the threat is likely to differ significantly from place to place, the official said. But the data it highlights to law enforcement are nonetheless troubling — including that there was information suggesting people might storm government offices, or stage an uprising were Trump to be removed from office, the official said. In a statement, the FBI declined to comment specifically on the memo about state capitols but said: “Our efforts are focused on identifying, investigating, and disrupting individuals that are inciting violence and engaging in criminal activity. As we do in the normal course of business, we are gathering information to identify any potential threats and are sharing that information with our partners. “The FBI respects the rights of individuals to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights,” it continues. “Our focus is not on peaceful protesters, but on those threatening their safety and the safety of other citizens with violence and destruction of property.”
  21. Hurr durr... the Conservatives are the violent racist fascists! So huh, setting fire to the White House, throwing people in re-education camps, dehumanizing political opponents, and gleefully celebrating the deaths of their supporters. This is exactly why these people can't be in power because they don't play by the accepted rules and are in general horrible people. PBS Principal Counsel Lays Out Violent Radical Agenda; Says Americans Are ‘F*cking Dumb’ … ‘Go to White House & Throw Molotovs’ … ‘Put [Children] into Re-Education Camps…Watch PBS All Day’ … ‘COVID Spiking in Red States…[Red State Voters] Are Sick & Dying’ Michael Beller, PBS principal counsel: “We go for all the Republican voters and Homeland Security will take their children away…we’ll put them into the re-education camps.” Beller: “Enlightenment camps. They’re nice, they have Sesame Street characters in the classrooms, and they watch PBS all day.” Beller: “Americans are so f*cking dumb. You know, most people are dumb. It’s good to live in a place [Washington, D.C.] where people are educated and know stuff. Could you imagine if you lived in one of these other towns or cities where everybody's just stupid?” Beller: “What’s great is that COVID is spiking in all the red states right now. So that’s great…a lot of them [red state voters] are sick and dying.” PBS is a non-profit institution receiving millions of dollars per year from the federal government [WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 12, 2021] Project Veritas released a new video today exposing Michael Beller, Principal Counsel for The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), for his statements defending violent attacks on the White House, re-education for the children of Trump supporters and praising the deaths of red state voters as a result of COVID-19. In a conversation with a Veritas journalist, Beller explained his violent intentions: Michael Beller: “In these times, which are unique -- I mean Trump -- Trump is close to Hitler.” Journalist: “What are you going to do if we [Democrats] don’t win?” Beller: “Go to the White House and throw Molotov cocktails.” Beller said that the children of Trump supporters were being raised to be horrible people, and that a solution would be sending those children to re-education camps. “They’ll [Trump supporters] be raising a generation of intolerant, horrible people – horrible kids,” Beller said. “We go for all the Republican voters and Homeland Security will take their children away…we’ll put them into the re-education camps,” he said. “Enlightenment camps. They’re nice, they have Sesame Street characters in the classrooms, and they watch PBS all day,” he said. Beller told the Veritas journalist that he was happy to live in Washington D.C. instead of a small town in the United States. He said that people in those towns are not intelligent. “Americans are so f*cking dumb. You know, most people are dumb. It’s good to live in a place where people are educated and know stuff. Could you imagine if you lived in one of these other towns or cities where everybody's just stupid?” Beller said it was a good thing that COVID-19 expanded in states where Republican candidates often win elections. He said it would help his political objectives if voters in those states did not show up to vote given that they would likely be sick or dying: Beller: “What’s great is that COVID is spiking in all the red states right now. So that’s great.” Journalist: “Why do you think so?” Beller: “Because either those people won’t come out to vote for Trump -- you know the red states -- or a lot of them are sick and dying.”
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