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US Navy Retired, Aerospace worker. All around good Dude. Eternal Foe of the work ethic

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Feel good story of the day, Ex-Detainees say CIA used makeshift electric chair at secret Afghan Site

Good! probably not true but nice to think about

By David Rohde and Jonathan Landay

(Reuters) - Two Tunisian men who spent 12 years in U.S. custody in Afghanistan said CIA interrogators tortured them using previously unreported techniques that included

threatening them with a makeshift electric chair and beating them with batons so brutally that they suffered broken bones, Human Rights Watch reported on Monday.

The accounts, which could not be independently confirmed, raised new questions about how prisoners were treated in a former CIA prison in Afghanistan that remains shrouded in secrecy.

Ryan Trapani, a CIA spokesman, said the "CIA reviewed its records and found nothing to support these new claims."

But Daniel Jones, who led a Senate investigation into the CIA detention program, said the accounts given by the two men, Ridha al-Najjar, 51, and Lotfi al-Arabi El Gherissi, 52, were important because so little is known about the "Cobalt" black site, where an Afghan detainee froze to death in 2002.

"The committee found that the COBALT detention site kept so few written records that it was impossible for the Senate, or the CIA, to determine how many individuals were detained there," Jones said. "And what exactly was done to those detained."
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Tue Oct 4, 2016, 08:37 AM (9 replies)

NY Slimes Crowned Trump the Comeback Kid

Gee, they loved him before he ran against grandma, funny nobody called him a racist back then🤔

Though there are still four years to go in the 90's, business and government leaders in New York honored Donald J. Trump yesterday for pulling off what they called "the comeback of the decade."

Mr. Trump, the developer who came to epitomize opulent wealth during the 80's before tumbling into deep financial trouble, has managed to erase much of his debt and is moving ahead with major projects at a time other developers are idling.

Judging from the attention showered on him yesterday at the Union League Club, some of New York's civic and business leaders are quite captivated by Mr. Trump, despite the financial uncertainties that still surround some of his properties.

But the operative word at the luncheon was comeback, though Mr. Trump might dispute that he ever went far away. William D. Fugazy, the limousine magnate and chairman of the Forum Club, the group of business and civic leaders that sponsored the luncheon, presented Mr. Trump with a boomerang encased in glass. "You throw it and it always comes back," he said as he handed it over.

In a flattering speech, Lieut. Gov. Betsy McCaughey called Mr. Trump "the comeback kid." Charles A. Gargano, who as chairman of the Empire State Development Corporation is himself considered one of the new powers of the state, joked about a Perot-Trump presidential ticket. "He would be the most loved Vice President since Spiro T. Agnew," he said. Mr. Gargano, who heads the state's economic development efforts, added, "Thank you for your tax dollars."

After the collapse of the real estate market of the 1980's, Mr. Trump's company was left holding some $8.8 billion in debt, causing his personal net worth to drop to a low of about $1 billion in the red by 1991.

But since then, his fortunes have changed. He continues to pursue the trademark trophy-style projects he is known for, such as a hotel and condominium project on the southwest corner of Central Park that is expected to open by late 1996.

Indeed, about an hour before the luncheon, Mr. Trump and representatives from a Hong Kong development firm huddled over drawings and models for their planned Riverside South development, a 17-building project at the site of the old Pennsylvania Railroad yard on the West Side.

In addition to his real estate ventures, revenues are strong throughout the casino business, where Mr. Trump is one of the most noteworthy operators, owning three gaming establishments in Atlantic City. "The market is quite vibrant," said N. Bruce Turner, a gaming analyst at Solomon Brothers. "It has lifted Donald Trump's vibrancy. Has he come back along with the market? No question."

To be sure, for all his latest achievements, Mr. Trump is still somewhat at the mercy of the various lenders who granted him concessions on his debt. Also, he has recently proposed another refinancing of his Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, which has never lived up to the huge profits that he predicted.

But at Tuesday's luncheon, with his family by his side, Mr. Trump was in full form, gracefully taking in all the praise, like a preacher gathering up Sunday's collections.

For the guests, who included Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, and the developers Lewis Rudin and Peter Kalikow, he recalled how in 1991, the world was far different.

Outside the room, he proclaimed with no shortness of his characteristic hyperbole, "I'm the biggest in real estate in New York, and I'm the biggest in the gaming industry."
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Tue Oct 4, 2016, 07:37 AM (2 replies)

Interesting Coincidence- U.S. Internet Disruption Maps During Wikileaks Presser

There was a great deal of anticipatory interest overnight in a press conference held by WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. Numerous alternative media sources hinted at a potentially damaging release of information that might impact the U.S. election.

However, the WikiLeaks presser was schedule for 4:00am East Coast U.S. time, 10:00am in Berlin Germany. U.S. media were not covering the press release, however it was being streamed live over the internet. Coincidentally, at the same time the WikiLeaks press conference was taking place, there were widespread internet disruptions amid major U.S. corporate internet service providers:

NBC / Comcast / Xfinity outages in the major population centers on both coasts.

…and Time Warner disruptions were centered in New York City, Los Angeles and the state of North Carolina:

Amazingly at 5:13am EDT (USA) / 11:13am (Berlin) Julian Assange announced there would NOT be a specific release of anything related to Hillary Clinton at this event, and all of a sudden the outage issues cleared right up.
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Tue Oct 4, 2016, 05:27 AM (8 replies)

A sensible weeknight debate drinking game

Before the debate begins pour a shot of your favorite adult beverage and wait.

At some point Kaine will be OUTRAGED! Outraged I say, at something Pense says.

Down your shot, but then you're on your own because he'll only do it once.
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Tue Oct 4, 2016, 05:05 AM (0 replies)

Are you a U.S. citizen? Check “Yes” or “No.” And remember, don’t lie!

A new report by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) and Virginia Voters Alliance (VVA) has discovered an “alien invasion in Virginia” and the subsequent coverup by the state in allowing non-U.S. citizens to vote.
In the investigation, both PILF and VVA “found 1,046 aliens who registered to vote illegally.” And that was only a small sample, only across eight counties in the state who responded to the requests. 

“The problem is most certainly exponentially worse because we have no data regarding aliens on the registration rolls for the other 125 Virginia localities,” the report states. “Even in this small sample, when the voting history of this small sample of alien registrants is examined, nearly 200 verified ballots were cast before they were removed from the rolls. Each one of them is likely a felony.”

Virginia is like most states in that it doesn’t have a formal program that helps identify non-citizens who are registering illegally. The only safeguard — and that term is used very loosely here — is a small check box to indicate if you are a citizen:

“There is plenty of blame to go around. One culprit, however, is glaringly obvious—federal and state voter registration forms, which ask registrants to affirm their citizenship with nothing more than the check of a box. No documentary proof of citizenship must be shown. It is nothing more than an honor system, one that is unquestionably failing to keep non-citizens from voting. States that have tried to remedy this problem by asking registrants to prove their citizenship with documentary proof have uniformly been stonewalled by litigation brought by our own Department of Justice and legions of attorneys working with left-leaning voter groups committed to keeping ineligible voters on the rolls.

So, not only are these illegal aliens committing a felony, they are having an affect on elections. As the report notes, “We discovered that 31 non-citizens had cast a total of 186 votes between 2005 and 2015. The most alien votes were cast in 2012, followed by 2008, the year President Obama was elected to his first term.” In the local Virginia attorney general race in 2013, the Republican Mark Obenshain was defeated by Democrat Mark Herring by only 165 votes.

The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), signed by President Bill Clinton, did what it was intended to by increasing the number of registered voters but it also increased the number of ineligible voters. This is the law that only required the honesty of the registrant to check a box. But if it weren’t for groups like PILF and VVA, the oversight happening in Virginia, and every other state, would continue to be obscured.

These two organizations ran into several roadblocks in trying to obtain the information for the report. One of those is the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) invoked by Virginia’s election commissioner Edgardo Cortes who prevented the watchdog groups from the access to the public records. Because the illegal aliens were prompted to register to vote when they applied for driver’s licenses at the DMV, the DPPA protects them. 
“This is what a cover-up of alien voting looks like. State election officials are preventing public access not only to records showing the number of non-citizens who have successfully registered to vote, but also records showing how many of them voted prior to being removed from the registration rolls,” the report states.

The data the organizations did obtain represents “a minor snapshot of the problem.” The report published the names and registration cards of many non-citizens who had their voting privileges revoked in Virginia, but that's just the "tip of the iceberg:"

The problem is real and the solutions are simple. What is happening in Virginia is happening in every other state. Your vote is at risk and elected officials must act. You can help. Please contact your local election officials to ask what they are doing to ensure voter lists are accurate and free of ineligible voters.

How Come you never hear of Republican Voter Fraud?

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Mon Oct 3, 2016, 04:49 PM (6 replies)

Julian Assflange of Wikileaks to make video announcement tomorrow

Evidently Hillary and Odumbo were gonna drone him on the balcony

Wonder what it is?

I'm guessing it's the missing 30k emails that
prove she's been taking bribes since the Clinton Foundation (money laundering scheme) opened for business

goodwords, am I close?

UPDATED: After canceling a planned announcement in London, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is now planning to appear via video link Tuesday morning at Wikileak’s tenth anniversary celebration in Berlin. He’s a last-minute addition to the roster of festivities taking place this week in Germany.
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Mon Oct 3, 2016, 02:19 PM (28 replies)

Hillary still can't fill a room

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) –Sunday morning, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made stops at Charlotte.

Her first stop was at a church service at Little Rock AME Zion on North McDowell Street. This was the same church where the NAACP held a press conference after Keith Lamont Scott was shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg officer. (read more)

Once again the MSM hides the reality of a Clinton event targeting the black community, where the audience doesn’t show up to hear her speech. You will not find a single article in the national or local media discussing how poorly attended Hillary Clinton’s visit to AME church actually was.

Hillary gets little excitement from Blacks, Independents and Millenials. Luckily she's still popular with Illegals and Dead People
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Mon Oct 3, 2016, 05:01 AM (11 replies)

Trump regains lead as September Ends

UPI/CVoter poll: Trump regains lead over Clinton as September ends

WASHINGTON Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The UPI/CVoter daily presidential tracking poll released Saturday shows Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton by nearly 2 percentage points.

The online poll shows Trump with 49.31 percent, to Clinton's 47.34 percent

Trump has gained more than 3 percentage points and Clinton has lost more than 1 point over the course of seven days, the poll's full sample size.

The UPI/CVoter online tracking poll surveys about 200 people each day, leading to a sample size of roughly 1,400 people during any seven-day span.

Because the poll is conducted online and individuals self-select to participate, a margin of error cannot be calculated. The poll has a credibility interval of 3 percentage points. This seven-day span includes data collected from Sept. 23 to 29, when 1,804 individuals were surveyed. Of them, 1,236 identified themselves as likely voters.

this list likely more accurate than heavily Dem weighted media polls
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Sun Oct 2, 2016, 06:35 PM (11 replies)

Hillary Supporter Vandalizes New Trump Hotel

He'll be identified

Meanwhile Trump support growing daily

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Sun Oct 2, 2016, 04:00 PM (0 replies)

Bombshell: Over 1,000 Illegal Voters in Eight Virginia Localities

New report finds evidence of widespread voter fraud in the crucial swing-state

The 1,046 Virginia voters may just be the tip of the iceberg, as it’s only the number found in eight Virginia localities, the report reads. The report found that the most illegal votes were cast in 2012, followed by 2008, the year President Obama was elected to his first term. In both years, Obama won Virginia.

It’s a felony for non-citizens to vote in Virginia. But in Virginia, no proof of citizenship is required when voters register.

In some cases, aliens and permanent residents will register to vote and either admit on the form they are not citizens, or they will mislead, according to Christian Adams, general counsel for the foundation. Local officials can check each voter later by matching data from the Virginia driver’s license bureaus, where the aliens in question are usually likely not to mislead authorities on their status.

It's how some of the non-citizens were caught. The report lists all of the 1,046 non-citizens by name.

The disclosure is a major problem for Virginia and the nation. One thousand votes or so is enough to swing a close election in the state. In 2013, the Democratic candidate for attorney general won by fewer than 1,000 votes.

Voter ID Protects Everyones Vote
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Sun Oct 2, 2016, 02:33 PM (17 replies)
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