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Identity Politics Violence is Tearing America Apart
by Daniel Greenfield    
New York City’s Rent Control Laws Erase 
Property Rights and Worsen Housing Supply
by Amy Swearer and GianCarlo Canaparo } ~ Owning property means more than having your name on a deed. Lawyers and judges often refer to property ownership as a “bundle of rights,”... because with ownership comes more than just the mere right of possession. You also have the right to use, modify, dispose of, and exclude others from your property. You don’t need a law degree to appreciate any of that. Every child with a favorite toy understands the idea, and any grade school student who’s had a civics class knows why property rights are so important. As Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story once put it: “In a free government, almost all other rights would become worthless if the government possessed power over the private fortune of every citizen.” Just think of Venezuela, a country whose constitution guarantees a litany of high-minded rights, such as free speech, but where the government’s monopoly over property rights allows it to buy the votes of its starving people with food handouts. Because property and liberty are inextricably entwined, the Fifth Amendment prohibits the government from taking private property for public use without first paying the owner “just compensation.” If the government wants to take away your property rights or give them to someone else, it must pay you for them. New York City missed the memo. The city’s recently amended rent-stabilization laws strip many property owners of all meaningful property rights and give them nothing in exchange—all to advance what Mayor scumbag-Bill de Blasio calls the “socialistic impulse” to have the city government “determine every single plot of land and how development would proceed.”...
Bill Barr Leaves Dianne Fein-stein Speechless 
After She Tries to Accuse Trump of 
Obstruction, “That’s Not a Crime”
By  Cristina Laila } ~ Attorney General Bill Barr Wednesday testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about Mueller’s report... Ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Dianne Fein-stein (D-CA) grilled Bill Barr about the so-called ‘obstruction episodes’ in Mueller’s report. Fein-stein questioned Barr about the report’s claims that President Trump asked his lawyer Don McGahn to fire Mueller — Trump also asked McGahn to correct the inaccurate New York Times article stating he instructed Mueller’s firing. In reality, President Trump instructed his counsel to look into Mueller’s conflicts of interest and ultimately Mueller was never fired — a fact that Bill Barr pointed out to Fein-stein. Fein-stein continued to push back and argued that Trump trying to prevent further criticism of himself is somehow a crime — Bill Barr put her in her place. “You have a situation where the President tries to change a lawyer’s account in order to prevent further criticism of himself,” Fein-stein said. “That’s not a crime,” Barr said leaving Fein-stein speechless.  
loose lips liar-Biden Loses Cool. Snaps At Coed, Grabs Her Arm And Pulls Her Back 
When She Tries To Leave
by Jeff Dunetz } ~ Today “Good ole loose lips liar-Joe” was just “Angry Old loose lips liar-Joe” While appearing at the Iowa State Fair on Thursday... the former SCHMOTUS, and front running candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination loose lips liar-Joe Biden lost his cool in public. He snapped at and grabbed the arm of a conservative coed who asked him a question. This raises the question if loose lips liar-Joe Biden loses his cool when being asked a question by a conservative co-ed when he is just running for POTUS, can he handle the stress of being POTUS? Thanks to Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk the exchange went very public. “My team just forwarded this video to me,” he tweeted.  “Watch former Vice President loose lips liar-Biden forcefully grab one of our young field staffers at yesterday’s Iowa State Fair after she asked him how many genders there are. ”The coed, identified as “Katie,” asked loose lips liar-Biden, “How many genders are there?” loose lips liar-Biden thought for a bit before answering, “There are at least 3.” Katie followed that up with another question: “What are they?” Sounds like a fair question, since we’re only aware of two. loose lips liar-Biden lost his cool and told Katie, “Don’t play games with me, kid!” But he wasn’t finished. As she tried to walk away, he grabbed Katie by the arm and told her, “Oh, by the way, the first one to come out for marriage was me.” Katie later said she was “very mad” at the treatment she received from loose lips liar-Biden. But at the bright side at least he didn’t tell her to get off his lawn. After all, he takes pride in being a cranky old guy. Of course, the people on Twitter laid into him...  
scumbag liar-Nadler impeachment claim 
pleases base but defies House rules, history
by Susan Ferrechio } ~ House Judiciary Committee Chairman scumbag liar-Jerry Nadler told CNN this week his panel is conducting “formal impeachment proceedings” against President Trump... and could be ready to file articles of impeachment this fall. The New York Democrat's announcement blew up social media and thrilled the Democratic base, which has been clamoring for the House to take formal steps to oust the president. But scumbag liar-Nadler’s claim defies House rules and the way the chamber has processed impeachment actions against past presidents. The top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, called out scumbag liar-Nadler’s CNN claim almost as soon as he uttered it on the CNN set. “Chairman scumbag liar-Nadler is either uninformed about what a formal impeachment inquiry is or he is deliberately misleading the American public to score cheap political points,” Collins tweeted Thursday. “Which is it, Chairman?” House Democrats have struggled with an intraparty divide over impeachment. More than half of the caucus is now calling for an impeachment inquiry and the demand is particularly fervent among the more liberal lawmakers. But House Speaker liar-Nancy Pelosi and dozens of other lawmakers are opposed to holding a House vote on an impeachment inquiry out of fear it will dominate the agenda in a critical election year and could turn off voters in key swing districts. She is pushing scumbag liar-Nadler and other pro-impeachment lawmakers to pursue their investigation into President Trump without the “I” word but rather with hearings and court battles for witnesses and documents...   
Accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is dead
by Vivek Saxena } ~ Convicted billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein reportedly killed himself via hanging while incarcerated at a Manhattan jail early Saturday morning... law enforcement officials have confirmed with various news agencies. “Emergency responders received a 911 call around 6:40 a.m. at Metropolitan Correctional Center, where Epstein was being held without bail, awaiting trial on charges of conspiracy and sex trafficking,” ABC News affiliate WTVD confirmed. “A gurney carrying a man who looked like Epstein was wheeled out of the Manhattan Correctional Center around 7:30 a.m. The ambulance went to New York Downtown Hospital,” the New York Post added. Upon arrival, he was reportedly in cardiac arrest. The suicide comes roughly two weeks after Epstein, who was arrested and charged with sex trafficking underage girls early last month, was placed on suicide watch after what appeared to be a failed suicide attempt.  At the time he was found nearly unconscious with marks on his neck at a cell in the same Manhattan facility, the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where he reportedly died Saturday. “While … two sources said that Epstein may have tried to hang himself, a third source cautioned that the injuries weren’t serious, questioning whether Epstein might have staged an attack or a suicide attempt to get a transfer to another facility,” NBC News reported at the time. His suicide Saturday strongly suggests that what happened late last month was indeed a failed suicide attempt. The 66-year-old billionaire’s suicide also coincides with the release a day ago of an estimated 2,000 documents linked to a defamation suit filed against him and his “madam,” Ghislaine Maxwell. These documents have implicated a number of prominent figures — including former President scumbag/liar-Bill Clinton, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former Sen. George Mitchell — in some of Epstein’s activities...
Identity Politics Violence is Tearing America Apart
by Daniel Greenfield } ~ Three years ago, a bloody summer of black nationalist violence claimed the lives of eight police officers with the massacre of five police officers by Micah X. Johnson in Dallas and the murder of three police officers in Baton Rogue by Gavin Long. 

Johnson had declared his support for the Black Lives Matter racial nationalist group and told police that he wanted to kill white people, and especially white police officers. 

In the fall, Marc LeQuon Payne tried to run over Phoenix police officers. Next spring, Kori Ali Muhammad went on a shooting spree in Fresno, murdering three white men. 

Muhammad and Long were both part of the Moorish Science Temple black nationalist movement. Muhammad had posted Nation of Islam content which claims that "white devils" are subhuman. Long had admired the killing spree by Johnson. Payne had posted that, “the Caucasian needs to be slaughtered like the pigs that they are right along with the niggas who serve and protect them.” 

Long wasn’t alone in viewing Johnson as a black nationalist hero. 

A former Miss Alabama had described the racial nationalist killer as a “martyr”. Babu Omowale, a co-founder of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, said, "The fact that Micah just got five of the bastards, that's what got you all upset right now." Yafeuh Balogun, another co-founder of the black nationalist group named after the founder of the Black Panther Patyu, wrote, "He shall be celebrated one day." 

While the white nationalist shooters of this year have been banished to 8chan, Johnson, Payne and Long were radicalized and posted their rantings on Facebook. The outpouring of support for their acts of violence also took place on Twitter and Facebook with no effort at censorship by the social media sites. 

The alternating mass shootings by white nationalists and black nationalists predated Trump. They’re part of a cycle of violence going back decades if not generations. The cycle of violence had largely died down until it was triggered by the resurgence of identity politics in the scumbag/liar-nObama administration. 

The rise of a new age of identity politics was not a response to injustice, but a cynical political strategy. 

Facing a more challenging political landscape after his original victory, scumbag/liar-nObama pivoted from universal appeals to racial nationalist rhetoric. “Punish your enemies,” he urged Latinos. loose lips liar-Joe Biden told black people that Republicans would "put y'all back in chains." The racial nationalism became more strident as the political position of the Democrats weakened. Race riots were stirred up from Ferguson to Baltimore. The violence spiraled into mass shootings of police officers and white people. 

Violence was only the most explosive symptom of a deeper racial polarization. White nationalist hate groups, long considered a joke, experienced their biggest revival in decades. Black Lives Matter protests convulsed major cities. Christian churches were vandalized with graffiti reading, “Negroes Are the Israelites,” while two synagogue shootings and a rash of swastika graffiti exploded into the news. 

The hate group revival was tapping into polarized racial attitudes. Their growth was not an outlier, but an expression of the deeper sickness of identity politics. Polls showed that perceptions of race relations on both sides had cratered. Politics had become driven by naked appeals to racial interests. America had become a fractured country whose inhabitants identified as members of warring tribes. 

The identity politics fracturing of the country was motivated by the political roadmap of the Democrats. 

Trump had performed better with black voters than Mitt Romney, but black voters had become a larger share of the Democrat base, and the Democrats relied largely on racial appeals to mobilize their votes. These appeals highlighted a classic racial nationalist message that that pitted blacks and whites against each other with black people depicted as being the enslaved and oppressed victims of white people.

Such messages only deepened the racial polarization on both sides. And the political racial polarization limited the options of the Democrats who had become inescapably dependent on the black vote, yet knew no other way to speak to black voters except through conspiracy theories of racial victimhood. 

The Democrats feared losing the black vote and the only way they knew how to keep it was by doubling down on the racial polarization that had divided the country and hollowed out their political party. 

Conspiratorial messages of racial victimhood were meant to stem the defection of black voters and increase turnout by spreading racial paranoia and hostility toward white people and Republicans. 

By 2014, what had been a cynical and divisive political strategy became a killing field as violence exploded in major cities, initially by mobs, and then through acts of racial nationalist terrorism. 

The gunmen spreading terror and death are the manifestation of the identity politics strategy. 

Racial violence is a deliberate effort to polarize the country by sowing racial hatred. The gunmen in their manifestos often speak of a desire to radicalize and divide the country along racial lines. The objective of the killers attacking churches, shopping centers and public streets is another brand of identity politics. 

White and black racial terror plays into stereotypes and hostilities on both sides. Beyond inspiring a small group of potential imitators, the shooters also reinforce the racial nationalism of the other side. They play into the identity politics conviction that beneath the surface, a racial civil war is underway. 

Identity politics was born out of an effort by leftist activists to identify and mobilize potential supporters by breaking down a sense of national solidarity along the lines of group victimhood. Every act of terror breaks down national solidarity further and strengthens the appeals to race over nationality. 

Lessons about tolerance, white privilege and racial consciousness don’t end racism. They spread it. 

What inhibits racism isn’t leftist politics, it’s nationalism. We are less likely to view each other as the enemy if we are all on the same team. When nationalism declines, then tribes arise. Identity politics is the politics of tribalism. Its group nationalisms are not positive affirmations of a common strength, but negative identifications of a common enemy without and a common weakness within the victim group. 

And it’s only natural for warring tribes, taught that they are the victims of oppression, to turn violent. 

Nations make war on rival nations. When a nation fractures into rival nations warring with each other, acts of racial terror become commonplace. That is what is happening to the United States of America. 

The only way to stop racism is by rebuilding our common purpose as a nation. 

Without nationalism, different groups will find their own purpose through a lens of group identity. These identities will be innately hostile to each other and to the country they were formerly part of. They will reject its founding principles for failing to serve the interests of their tribes and they will destroy them. 

Democrats and their media eagerly denounce these behaviors when they manifest in white nationalism, while upholding them when they appear in black nationalism. And that’s the problem. The politics of racial nationalism are either good or bad. They can’t however be good for one race and bad for another. 

When you divide a country along racial lines, the divide will cut along both sides, not just your side. 

The resurgence of racial nationalist violence won’t end until we affirm the centrality of the nation over the identity politics that has fractured our political and cultural life. Until we get rid of identity politics, racial nationalist violence will continue tearing apart communities across a divided United States.  

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Joe Biden Talks To The Dead: – He Worked On Paris Climate Deal With Long-Dead Chinese Leader

Former Vice President Joe Biden mistakenly claimed on Monday that he worked on the Paris Climate Accord with former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping — who died more than 20 years before its signing.

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Joe Biden claimed tonight that he worked with Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping on the Paris Climate Accord.

Except the current Chinese President is Xi Jinping.

Deng Xiapoing left office in 1992 and has been dead for 23 years.

Biden made the gaffe while citing his accomplishments in President Barack Obama’s administration.

“One of the things I’m proudest of is getting passed, getting moved, getting in control of the Paris Climate Accord,” Biden said in a speech at the College of Charleston. “I’m the guy who came back after meeting with Deng Xiaoping and making the case that I believe China will join if we put pressure on them. We got almost 200 nations to join.”

Xiaoping served as the leader of China from 1978 until his retirement in 1992, and passed away in 1997. Xi Jinping, China’s current president, came to power 2013 and signed the country onto the 2016 agreement.

In June 2017, President Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the agreement, stating that accord will “undermine the economy” and “puts [the United States] at a permanent disadvantage.”

In addition to the Xiaoping gaffe, Biden bizarrely declared in a campaign speech that he is a “candidate for the United States Senate” and that people could “vote for the other Biden” if they prefer one of his rivals.

“My name is Joe Biden. I’m a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate. Look me over, if you like what you see, help out. If not, vote for the other Biden,” the 77-year-old said at the First in the South Dinner.

Biden’s confusing comments come as Democrat primary candidates are scheduled to debate in Charleston Tuesday evening. The former vice president faces increasing pressure to give a standout performance as his “firewall” in the Palmetto State crumbles in the face of a surging Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The Vermont senator is fresh off a decisive victory in Nevada caucuses on Saturday. Earlier this month, he placed first the New Hampshire primary and won the popular vote in Iowa. In a survey released Monday, the Public Policy Polling outfit said Biden leads South Carolina with 36 percent of support and Sanders is in second at 21 percent.

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