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3D-Printed Hype 
by Brian Mark Weber
Just RE;eased: Here's What The FBI
is Hiding About Christopher Steele
{ } ~ The FBI released its internal records on Christopher Steele, the former British spy behind the controversial “Russia dossier.”... But there’s one problem nearly every page has been redacted. The total records, made public Friday, span 71 pages and contains various documents showing payments to him, who is referred to as a “Confidential Human Source,” over an unlisted period of time.  While most of the documents are nearly completely redacted, they do show that in February 2016 the FBI had “admonished” Steele. “Verbally admonished the[Confidential Human Source CHS with CHS admonishments, which the CHS fully acknowledged, signed and dated,” the document reads. However, according to NBC, ” an admonishment is typically given when a person begins a stint as a confidential informant and annually thereafter. It is a briefing on the rules of being an informant to ensure the source complies with  guidelines set by the Attorney General, and usually not criticism of the source.” The documents also reveal that Steele disclosed to a third party that he was working for the FBI as an informant, as well as the fact that he was the source for a news article. The agency signaled by Nov. 1, 2016, that it would likely end its relationship with Steele and that he should refrain from “obtaining any intelligence whatsoever on behalf of the FBI.” Friday’s release of the files is unlikely to quell any concerns by Republicans that Steele was an improper asset for the FBI...
Nikki Haley Brings The Heat To The U.N. And
Slams Russia For Violating North Korean Sanctions 
by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
{ } ~ U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley brought the heat when she slammed Putin yesterday over allowing thousands of North Korean laborers into Russia... It’s a direct violation of sanctions against Pyongyang. Her blistering criticism came just one day after the Wall Street Journal reported that Moscow granted thousands of new work permits to North Korean laborers. “Credible reports of Russia violating U.N. Security Council resolutions on North Korean laborers working abroad are deeply troubling,” Haley stated. “These reports are especially concerning as they come just one month after Russia refused to acknowledge North Korea’s violations of the U.N. oil cap and blocked a United States request to enforce sanctions and put a stop to it.” Haley’s rebuke came just hours after the Treasury Department sanctioned a Russian bank for violating sanctions against North Korea. They had knowingly authorized a large payment on behalf of a North Korean living in Moscow who was sanctioned by the U.S. last year. Just the day before Haley called Russia on the carpet, U.S. intelligence officials told reporters at the White House that the threat of Russian interference in the 2018 midterm election was real. American intel agencies are addressing the threat comprehensively, the officials said. In fact, several heads of our biggest intel agencies held a press conference to ring the alarm bells over the threat. The sanctions against North Korea were aimed at getting them to relinquish their nuclear weapons program. Unfortunately, North Korea is still producing missiles and nuclear material despite the sanctions according to intelligence reports...
Lawless Judges Continue To Wage
Lawfare Against The Trump Administration 
{ } ~ Another day and another out of control nitwit in a black robe with no accountability decides he can not only interpret law... but he can act in the role of a cabinet secretary. The subject, of course, is the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA. DACA is a program that was not established by Congress, it wasn’t established by Executive Order, it wasn’t created by DHS rule-making under the Administrative Procedure Act; it was established by a memo former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano sent out to her field staff directing them to not deport illegal aliens who allege that they were brought to the US as children. By the way, if you want to understand the influx of children in the illegal immigrant stream hitting our southern border, you don’t have to look an further than this memo for an explanation. DACA was accompanied by a second memo called, disingenuously, Deferrred Arrival for Parents of Americans (DAPA). This program gave safe harbor to basically anyone an DACA enrollee had come into contact with. DAPA was ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court because it created a residency authorization that did not exist in law. This is important to keep in mind because this will be the ultimate fate of DACA which is now the subject of a lawsuit being heard by the same federal judge who stuck the fork in DAPA...
3 Poison Pills in the Homeland Security Funding Bill
by David Inserra
{ } ~ A series of amendments to an appropriations bill funding the Department of Homeland Security, adopted in the bill’s markup last week... would devastate the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws. While much of the bill has good or noncontroversial policies, there are three specific problem areas that would be exacerbated by the amendments approved by the House Appropriations homeland security subcommittee if they were to become law. The first problematic amendment is one that would fundamentally broaden the U.S. asylum system, and in so doing, overwhelm U.S. immigration enforcement and courts. To be granted asylum, an individual must be “unable or unwilling to return to his or her country of nationality because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.” Another problematic amendment is one that, rather than fixing the loopholes in U.S. immigration law, actually doubles down on them. Intertwined with the breaking down of the immigration and asylum systems was a decision by a federal court that said that children who crossed the border illegally with their parents could not be detained for more than 20 days. A final problem can be found in two amendments to the appropriation bill that do not allow Homeland Security to use any funding to enforce immigration laws against anyone who was approved for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive amnesty or those who were granted temporary protected status. These amendments essentially would call for continuation of the protections from deportation that temporary protected status and DACA provide, even as President Donald Trump seeks to end these programs...
Holy Toledo! Pro-lifers sue city over rights
{ } ~ Local governments have tried a variety of ways to shut down pro-life activists who march, carry signs and speak with women entering abortion businesses... Toledo, Ohio, has adopted ordinances on menacing, obstructing official business, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, loitering and more. But a lawsuit contends the measures violate the First Amendment rights of the protesters. The American Freedom Law Center has filed a complaint on behalf of Calvin Zastrow and Corrie Zastrow against the city, Police Chief George Kral, officer Mike Haynes, the department and others over the issue. “The government has no authority to promote and support the abortion industry by silencing those who oppose it,” said David Yerushalmi, senior counsel for AFLC. “The actions of the city of Toledo and its officers in this case are deplorable, and they violate our clients’ clearly established fundamental rights. We fully intend to stop this egregious violation of the Constitution and to make the city wish it had never sided with the baby killers.”...


3D-Printed Hype 
by Brian Mark Weber:  Just this week, the U.S. State Department settled a lawsuit filed under the liar-nObama administration that would have forbid the company Defense Distributed from posting blueprints on its website that could be downloaded by anyone wanting to build a 3D gun at home. The settlement allowed the company to begin posting the information as of Aug. 1. But after pleas by attorneys general from seven states and the District of Columbia, a federal judge in Seattle stepped in and put a temporary halt to the agreement due to supposed concerns about the threat to public safety posed by 3D guns.

             Even President Donald Trump, a reliable supporter of gun rights, expressed doubt about the safety of 3D guns. The day before the State Department agreement was to go into effect, the president tweeted, “I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to NRA, doesn’t seem to make much sense!
               Is the outcry over 3D guns overblown? After all, as National Review’s David French correctly asserts, “People have been making homemade guns since before the founding of the Republic. You don’t need a license to make a gun for personal use; you need one only if you make a gun for sale or distribution. Guns can be made at home easily and cheaply. Home manufacture is common.”
               And the fact that the Undetectable Firearms Act was passed into law in 1988, long before 3D printers were invented, highlights the fact that there’s nothing new going on here.
               So why the sudden uproar from Second Amendment opponents?
               One of the reasons might be that the anti-gun crowd is getting desperate. Unable to chip away any further at Second Amendment rights, and with the future of gun control looking bleaker due to the potential of an expanding conservative bloc on the Supreme Court, gun grabbers are taking a final stand. They’re even going to the extreme of claiming that the Tenth Amendment grants states the right to regulate firearms — even while attacking the First Amendment just to get to the Second.
               Of course, no one ever accused leftists of being faithful to the Constitution.
               Columnist David Harsanyi asks an important question: “How can the state ban the transfer of knowledge used to help someone engage in an activity that is completely legal? Scratch that — to engage in an activity that is constitutionally protected?”
               The proverbial cat is out of the bag, and no court ruling is going to stop 3D gun information from spreading online. In fact, it already has. When the government ordered Wilson to take his designs down from the Internet in 2013, it soon discovered that the information had popped up on so many other sites that it was too late to stop it.
               Much to the chagrin of gun-control proponents, it’s happening again.
               The Washington Times reports, “A judge’s attempt to halt the spread of blueprints for 3D-printed guns backfired Wednesday as the plans spread across the internet, posted and shared by people who said they were determined to strike a blow for free speech, to protect gun rights, or just to thumb their nose at the government.
               In other words, those who tried to stop the spread of 3D gun information this week may have done more to spark interest in the technology than existed before. Now it’s all about spreading misinformation, such as the argument that 3D weapons will easily elude metal detectors.
               Gun opponents conveniently leave out the fact that the possession of totally undetectable firearms remains a violation of federal law, but even 3D guns will have a hard time making it past security.
               The Liberator — the gun designed by Defense Distributed, contains a metal part specifically designed to be picked up by metal detectors. For those concerned about people making guns without the piece of metal, Popular Mechanics recently  discovered that a magazine containing multiple cartridges would still set off most metal detectors.
               Surprisingly, even April Glaser of the leftist rag Slate agrees. She reminds us, “Despite what lawmakers were saying this week, it’s not clear that 3D-printed guns pose a serious threat. Plans for printing 3D weaponry never disappeared from the internet as a result of Wilson’s legal challenges, and it seems that 3D-printed guns don’t even work very well — when they do work.”
               Let’s not forget that in a country where just about anyone can own affordable and more traditional guns, there isn’t likely to be an explosion of plastic guns.
               Despite the fact that the State Department has admitted it has no jurisdiction over controlling domestic gun policies, the fight to ban accessibility to 3D gun schematics is just beginning. But in the end, there’s no stopping the technology unless the government intends to take away our right to free speech on the Internet along with our right to keep and bear arms.

~The Patriot Post

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TEA PARTY -> Lois Lerner Case Explodes:
IRS Docs Link McCain’s Office To Tea Party Attacks


Since announcing his brain cancer was terminal, Arizon Sen. John McCain has continued to make headlines, but not due to his medical status. Instead, it has been one controversy after another revolving around him, and now one more had been added to the list.

This one is based in his dislike not for Ted Cruz or Rand Paul, but of the tea party.

McCain has never really endeared himself to conservatives, and he made his feeling public about the tea party movement at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor in 2015, according to a Yahoo report.

“I think also — I probably shouldn’t say this — but some of (the tea party) appeals to the bad angels of our nature rather than the better angels of our nature,” McCain said.

This attitude ties into the latest scandal swirling around McCain.

One of a number of scandals that plagued President Barack Obama and his administration involved the IRS targeting tea party groups after 2010. It seemed that their tax-exempt status requests were denied or delayed due to intense political partisanship in the agency.

In May 2013, The Washington Post reported that the IRS’s exempt-organizations division director Lois Lerner “let slip” the week prior “that low-level IRS staffers had focused extra scrutiny on conservative groups with words such as ‘tea party’ or ‘patriot’ in their names.”

In addition, “internal reviews have shown that Lerner knew about the targeting in 2011 — but neither Congress nor the public knew until (2013).” Despite this, Lerner was never prosecuted and was allowed to retire with her taxpayer-funded pension intact.

This did not change, even after House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, a Texas Republican, and Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam, an Illinois Republican, wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In it, they begged him to reopen a probe into the matter, according to Jay Sekulow, chief council for the American Center for Law and Justice, writing in a commentary for Fox News.

When President Donald Trump was sworn into office, some held out hope that the perceived injustices from Obama’s tenure would somehow be made right. However, in September 2017, Trump’s administration had already preemptively declined to pursue criminal charges against Lerner “based on the available evidence,” according to Fox News.

But more has since been uncovered about the scandal. Government watchdog group Judicial Watch has obtained and released “internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.”

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JW President @TomFitton: Much of what you know about the IRS scandal is thanks to JW... Our new docs show the scandal is bipartisan in nature. A McCain staffer suggested Lois Lerner audit all of the 501(c)(4) groups in a way that'd be financially ruinous.

Meeting notes from April 30, 2013, involving Kerner, Lerner, “and other high-ranking IRS officials” were obtained by JW. With the meeting taking place only 10 days before the IRS scandal exploded into the public view, they are particularly incriminating against Kerner and Lerner:

“Henry Kerner asked how to get to the abuse of organizations claiming section 501 (c)(4) but designed to be primarily political. Lois Lerner said the system works, but not in real time.”

“Henry Kerner noted that these organizations don’t disclose donors. Lois Lerner said that if they don’t meet the requirements, we can come in and revoke, but it doesn’t happen timely.”

“Nan Marks said if the concern is that organizations engaging in this activity don’t disclose donors, then the system doesn’t work. Henry Kerner said that maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous. Nikole noted that we have budget constraints.”

“Elise Bean suggested using the list of organizations that made independent expenditures. Lois Lerner said that it is her job to oversee it all, not just political campaign activity.”

Thus far, there is no evidence that McCain knew about or directed Kerner to take such action. It is plausible that Kerner, knowing of McCain’s dislike of the tea party, opted to be a proactive and loyal staffer by urging the IRS to take action against the groups.

But McCain’s personality does little to keep him far removed from the scandal and tongues are wagging with speculation as to his involvement. Regardless, McCain’s frosty relationship with President Donald Trump has not made the Arizona senator many fans among Trump supporters.

New suspicions about him betraying the tea party won’t help matters at all.


Chelsea Handler Says Fox Doesn’t Work With
Black People, Obviously Doesn’t Watch Network

Humor is supposed to be based on truth. After all, the reason we laugh at a joke or scenario is because it triggers a feeling of recognition about reality, especially if it’s presented in an unexpected way.

It doesn’t look like “comedian” Chelsea Handler has a very firm grasp on truth or reality, however.

After a production error during a Fox News broadcast was called out by users on Twitter, the raunchy and sex-obsessed Handler tried to bash the network … but ended up showing off her ignorance instead.

“Fox News honored Aretha Franklin by using a graphic that contained a photo of Patti LaBelle,” the comedian and television host posted on Twitter Thursday evening.

That part was true enough: Fox admitted that they made a mistake on a background slide during a tribute to the late soul singer, and accidentally showed a faded photo of LaBelle. The main image still showed Franklin, who passed away on Thursday in Detroit.

Broadcast television is complex, which you would think Handler understands after being involved in TV for many years. Honest mistakes happen on every network. But no: In Handler’s alternate reality, the only explanation for the mistake was racism.

“It’s probably hard for anyone who works at Fox News to tell black people apart because they’ve never worked with any,” she declared.

Chelsea Handler  @chelseahandler

Fox News honored Aretha Franklin by using a graphic that contained a photo of Patti LaBelle. It’s probably hard for anyone who works at Fox News to tell black people apart because they’ve never worked with any.

Was she trying to be bitter or funny? It was hard to tell, but either way, that statement shows just how isolated the Hollywood left is from reality.

If she really believes that Fox has “never worked with any” black people, maybe she should try an experiment: Actually watch the channel for a minute.

She would probably tune in to the face of Harris Faulkner, the enthusiastic and Emmy-winning host of “Outnumbered,” which airs every single weekday.

Or, maybe she could get a clue from Deneen Borelli, another well-known face of Fox News for nearly a decade. How about the venerable Juan Williams, co-host of “The Five” and a “Fox News Sunday” regular for over 20 years?

Nah. They apparently don’t count, because Handler would rather live in an alternate reality of ignorance than admit she was the one making racial assumptions.

We’re not finished! Moving on to frequent guest contributors to Fox News, how about Candace Owens? Brandon Tatum? Ben Carson? Larry Elder? All of these smart individuals are familiar faces at Fox, and all are — look closely! — African American.

That’s saying nothing of the behind-the-scenes staff at Fox, a good number of whom are of course black. In fact, it’s completely possible the photo mix-up was accidentally made by a black employee. Handler openly assumed the race of the staff members who made the error, while knowing nothing.

Once again, the left has tipped their hand and revealed just how elitist and out of touch they are.

Handler has likely never turned on Fox News in her life, yet she thinks she’s an expert on it. She eagerly diminishes and waves away the contributions of black Americans to one of the most popular news stations in the nation, while lecturing others about race.

This type of attitude implies that only “liberal approved” black voices count. If they don’t parrot a 43-year-old white comedian’s politics, they’re invisible to her.

That arrogant view, and not an honest editing mistake, is perhaps the real outrage here … and it’s exactly why so many black voters are walking away from the left.

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