Trump Inauguration Breaks Live Stream Records – Ted Cruz: “The Beginning of a New Era”…

Washington DC is a bubble of self-centered ideological brethren.  The statistics within the DC vote speak for themselves: 91% supported Clinton, 4% supported Trump.  That’s an ideological ratio of 22:1  (link)  For every one resident within DC who identifies as a Trump supporter, there are twenty two who are opposed to President Trump policy initiatives and approach.

Each day the DC media personalities, producers, pundits and journalists interact and live within this skewed isolated bubble and outlook toward the world.  In their coffee shops, restaurants, and the schools attended by their children, that 22:1 ratio is the reality behind how their cognitive disconnect originates.

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That 22:1 ratio is also the primary reason why all evidence that doesn’t align with what the bubble interests define as their world-view must be reconciled to a reality that fits their day-to-day experiences and interactions.

Data that is counter-intuitive to their echo-chambered views must be re-purposed to fit their cognitive narrative; hence “alternate fact assembly” is the outcome.

However, here’s some data gathering they just cannot reconcile to their comfort:

WASHINGTON – Though some cried while others cheered, both sides tuned into to watch President Trump’s inauguration in sizable numbers – record-breaking numbers, in fact. The event has broken new ground, becoming the largest, single live news event that content delivery network Akamai has ever hosted, the company says, following an analysis of its live video data.

According to Akamai, live video streaming of the inauguration peaked at 8.7 Tbps at 12:04 ET during the opening of President Trump’s speech, up from 7.9 Tbps at the start of the inaugural oath. This surpassed the previous record of 7.5 Tbps, which was achieved on Election Day (Nov. 8, 2016) during the evening.

That’s not all that surprising of course. Trump’s inauguration was a mid-day event, meaning many were likely watching from computers at work or were live streaming the news via their mobile devices. Election Day live streams may have peaked in the evening, but many people were home and watching on their TVs during this time, which could have impacted the numbers. (read more)

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“Tbps” is Terra-bits/per second.  Live Streaming of the Trump inauguration was consuming 8.7 Tbps.  For comparative purposes, the 2016 Euro soccer tournament, the FA Cup final, peaked at 7.3 Tbps; and the Rio women’s team gymnastics final hit 4.5 Tbps.  That’s a massive number of people watching a live-stream of the President Trump inauguration.

Due to the disconnected media’s out-of-touch position, there’s a larger number of people who just tune out the media and find alternate venues to watch broadcasts of interest.  We all saw this with the highly watched RSBN broadcasts of Donald Trump rallies etc.

The scope of the Trump support is much, much bigger than the media can reconcile.  This is why they are so out of touch and becoming less and less relevant.

Additionally, the empirical reality of the scope of Trump support is also what changed the outlook of GOP Chairman Reince Priebus.  The sheer volume of supporters who donated to the campaign of Donald Trump is what triggered the ‘ah-ha‘ moment for Priebus.  He simply had no grasp of the scope until it was quantified and his jaw hit the ground.

From that earth shaking moment forward, Reince Priebus was fully on board the Trump Train.  The scope of contributed support for Trump was jaw-dropping levels of magnitude beyond what the Republican party had ever seen before.

We knew it… back in June of 2015.  You knew it at various stages.  However, the GOP never comprehended it until it was statistically staring them in the face.

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252 Responses to Trump Inauguration Breaks Live Stream Records – Ted Cruz: “The Beginning of a New Era”…

  1. sassymemphisbelle says:

    http://www.michaelpramirez.com/cheshire-legacy.html

    President Trump’s star is rising while he who must not be named is quickly fading into obscurity.

    Liked by 27 people

    • Smplyamsd says:

      I had an lol and snort over that one. Its funny because he will turn out to be so insignificant.

      Liked by 5 people

      • MaineCoon says:

        He might even want to rethink living in DC. Will have to daily face his failures. In his face. Deserves it.
        Read Mooch flew on Branson’s plain to his island, but aren’t sure if he went with her. Figures. (Sorry, can’t find the article.)

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        • stonedome says:

          they said he left as well, but didn’t say where. probably to dubai to meet with the muslim brotherhood. we need to thank al sisi for thwarting the “arab spring” caliphate plan launched by obama to create the islamic state by speeding up the rise of isis. remember, most democratic senators and a few republicans in congress allowed this to happen. as many of them as possible need to be investigated and swept from the field. the enemy within must be purged

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    • That is quite profound! All kidding aside, there’s no escaping the dismal failure of the last 8 years.

      Thank you dear Lord and President Donald J. Trump for saving America. We had all better step up & participate in the restoration of our nation! There is much to be done to clean up this mess.

      Isn’t ironic that the day after we swore in our new President that The Women’s March trashed the nation’s Capitol? I would hazard a guess that this happened everywhere else these women marched, as well. Destructive behavior indeed!

      Liked by 11 people

      • stonedome says:

        i keep hearing a million women marched around the world…trump doesn’t care what the world thinks, and neither do we. only the globalists, which now need to be defeated

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        • Let’s encourage Trump to instigate a different date for this group of anarchists to hold their annual rally. Move it up a couple of months.

          It’s not fair to Americans who attend an inauguration and want to sight-see, to put up with this garbage behavior and be prevented from visiting the D.C. sites.

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      • jbrickley says:

        Notice the giant uptick in public prayers by those around Trump? It’s only been 2.5 working days!

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    • Lburg says:

      Remember that reference from Harry Potter – and he who must not be named was referred to that way because just saying his name might unleash his evil. Same thing here. Eyes and ear open, folks. Just because he who must not be named has been quiet for four days, doesn’t mean he always will be.

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    • fuzzi says:

      Love that! Consider it reposted.

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  2. Katherine McCoun says:

    Another great article, Sundance! Solid reporting and great commentary. Thank you for keeping your readers up to date and providing great insight to the events of the day. You are appreciated and have made a tremendous difference for good in our country.

    Liked by 38 people

  3. daughnworks247 says:

    No truer words have ever been spoken by Ted Cruz. Admittedly, his summation was spot on.

    Liked by 11 people

    • SkyPhoenix says:

      Cruz has finally figured out that he can’t fight this movement so now he parrots Pres Trump’s platform as if he’s always been with the movement. I will never forget his disgusting attempted hijack of the convention, no matter what words come out of his mouth after the fact.

      Liked by 28 people

    • Give it time says:

      Captured by Mr Alex Jones in an off the cuff elevator interview. One of the better interviews you can find.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Yeah, lyin’ ted bundy cruz finally spoke true words, as he has no choice but to do so. He may as well have said though, that this election was decided by those with callouses on their hands who for the last 15 years (150 years more like it) have been screwed by… lyin’ ted bundy cruz, as he is one of those swamp dwelling subhuman creatures that must be eradicated and he knows it… but, he can’t help but blather on seeking some semblance of relevancy that SHOULD never be attained.

      Drain cruz, flush him now and forever. No more cubanadians running for president either, ever. Do us proud Texas, do us proud… 2018 is your chance.

      Liked by 12 people

      • starfcker says:

        Don’t be so harsh. It took a while for many good folks to hop aboard. Many politicians wake up in the morning and shape shift into whatever is required that day. For a long time, they have (wrongly) believed that was the job. So now they will just shrug and say, “make America great again? Sure! And the votes they cast in the right direction will count just as much as Jeff Sessions or Dave Bratt. Hop aboard. Welcome to the Trump train. A lot of the pro-hillary vermin is going to switch sides. People like a winner. People like results. We are going to have to welcome them aboard, or he will never win all fifty states in 2020. We had a great ride, right here. We had better information, analysis and opinion than ANYBODY.And we know where this is headed. Enjoy. He is ours. But we have to share. Lyin Ted voting on our side is best case scenario. So good in fact, I intend to start addressing him as Senator Cruz, as of right now. The respect is his to keep. Just keep voting the way the President wants you to, Senator Cruz.

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        • BMG says:

          People like/love money. Economy will improve also to the benefit of the Never-Trumpers.

          Lyin Ted & Little Marco have been turned by DJT.

          Useful scum.

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        • JoAnn Leichliter says:

          Starfcker, you make a good point. My son was reading comments re President Trump’s action on TPP on a very liberal website, and virtually all were favorable. Most of these people were amazed that he is keeping his campaign promises and were, if not liking him, seeing him in a whole new light. Then there were those union bigwigs yesterday. Time will tell, but maybe facts can overcome propaganda, especially in the case of Millenials.

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        • MissV says:

          Lyin’ Ted is a very SPECIAL type of bottom feeding liar, starfcker. I’ll never forget, nor will I forgive, the Swamp Snake that he is.

          Liked by 2 people

        • MaineCoon says:

          Star, Although I agree with the premise of your comments, I do not believe they apply to all because Cruz has shown the nature of his heart. God tells us to guard our heart (Prov 4:23). What Cruz did to Trump & at the convention, etc. was nothing short of a Brutus. It was far beyond ‘politics as usually’.

          President Trump will handle Cruz, but I will not give him respect he no longer deserves.

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    • LP says:

      Lyin’ Ted. Actions not words senator.

      Liked by 3 people

    • remuda2016 says:

      Cruz is still a Senator, and Trump knows the value, regardless of past opinions. As Cruz follows and is ‘kept close’, Trump needs no ‘eyeball’ on him as Cruz follows the ‘yellow-brick road’. The truth always outs…and we shall know the truth about Obama as well…

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  4. annieoakley says:

    I don’t believe many Teachers voted for Trump. Union ones are the least likely to have done so.

    Liked by 6 people

    • justfactsplz says:

      My daughter is a teacher and she voted for President Trump. She is a republican but lives in a very liberal town, Tallahassee, and her husband and all of his family are liberals. She told me today about liberals at her church. They don’t feel right about “America First” when other countries are suffering. Bleeding hearts they are. I told her progressivism is a mental disorder.

      Liked by 29 people

      • dalethorn says:

        We’ve always helped other countries. Check out this video by Gordon Sinclair. Another broadcaster did a highly popular version later, but this is the original guy.

        Liked by 9 people

      • Fe says:

        It is a mental disorder. America is not ‘we are the world’, and Trump is not POTW. The church could do more to help other countries over there. No more charities bringing in Islamic refugees here who hate us.

        Liked by 24 people

        • justfactsplz says:

          Exactly. No more Islamic refugees that cannot be vetted.

          Liked by 8 people

        • anarchist335 says:

          I agree Fe! Catholic Charities being paid big $ to bring in Islamists is a racket, pure and simple.

          Good first day for our President Trump and I want to see the Executive Order stopping the so called ‘refugees’ from Islamic hell holes, that Hussein dreamed up, signed by weeks end.

          Liked by 6 people

          • mariposa232 says:

            Please Mr President stop giving our churches money to resettle Muslim refugees .

            Liked by 9 people

            • fuzzi says:

              It was the previous POTUS that was giving $$ for the resettlement of so-called refugees. I suspect that President Trump will end the Government Trough in this area, and others.

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          • From Refugee Resettlement Watch in 2012
            Church World Service
            (From 2012 Form 990)
            Total revenue: $76,185,774
            Govt. grants and contracts: $45,431,781
            Percent taxpayer funded: 60%
            Ethiopian Community Development Council(secular)
            (From 2012 Form 990)
            Total revenue: $15,244,802
            Govt. grants: $14,609,687
            Percent taxpayer funded: 96%
            Episcopal Migration Ministries – This gets tricky. Apparently EMM (or now known as Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church of America), does not produce a Form 990 nor do they publish their federal income in their annual report. The only accounting we could find is an independent auditor’s report that reveals they received $17,365,325 from the federal government for their refugee program in 2012.
            Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society – From 2012 Form 990 for HIAS, Inc. Can’t be found at Guidestar under its full name only as HIAS,Inc, just one of those things that makes tracking these VOLAGs very difficult. LOL! we have learned that they have dropped the “Hebrew” from their name.)
            Total revenue: $25,418,714
            Govt. grants and contracts (including travel loan income): $15,426,116
            Percent taxpayer funded: 61%
            Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
            (From 2012 Form 990)
            Total revenue: $43,563,804
            Govt. grants and contracts: $42,047,935
            Percent taxpayer funded: 97%
            World Relief (National Association of Evangelicals)
            (From 2012 Form 990)
            Total revenue: $56,842,649
            Govt. grants and contracts: $38,837,294
            Percent taxpayer funded: 68%
            US Conference of Catholic Bishops – USCCB’s 2012 Annual Report
            Total revenue: $70,975,237
            Govt. grants and contracts (includes over $3 million in travel loan income): $69,534,230
            Percent taxpayer funded: 98%
            Including non-religious groups, it totaled over $1 BILLION per year. That figure does not include subsidized housing, most healthcare, food stamps, other cash assistance, educating the kids or the costs to the criminal justice system! Just imagine how high the cost is now!!!!

            Liked by 5 people

          • JoAnn Leichliter says:

            The best thing the President could do, I think, is to bar ALL NGOs from receiving federal funding or remuneration of any kind. If their works are worthy, people will support them, but they will need to make their case. When they receive federal dollars, we all are, in effect, being forced to support charities with whose goals we may not agree.

            Liked by 3 people

        • Honeybuckets says:

          It’s not just the Catholic but also the LDS that’s made a ton of $$ off resettling ‘refugees’.

          Liked by 1 person

      • WSB says:

        JFP, your daughter should enlighten people that when American citizens take a stand of strength to reign in their own government, other countries follow us as an example. We cannot be responsible for every other country on the planet.

        We fought our revolution, twice now…they have to fight theirs.

        Liked by 14 people

      • bertdilbert says:

        The liberals at church who are worried about the rest of the world suffering are welcome to use their after tax dollars however they want, and send their own dollars to help the rest of the world. Ask them how much they have sent so far and then suggest that maybe they are not contributing their fair share.

        Liked by 11 people

      • Keln says:

        Charity begins at home

        Liked by 9 people

      • VickyD says:

        What the bleeding heart liberals fail to realize is that unless we keep America–with its principles of democracy, liberty, prosperity, and freedom–strong, then everybody loses with no place for anyone to turn to. And if America fails, I can assure you the last thing any of us here will be worried about is the suffering going on in other countries … we’ll be doing plenty enough of our own. We already are, as the homeless Trump supporter in California, harassed and attacked by radical leftists, so courageously pointed out. To put it another way: Do you deny your own family of food, clothing, and shelter knowing there are others in need of these things? No, you take care of your family first and then extend a helping hand to others when and where you are able. It’s called taking care of your own (i.e. America and Americans) first–which we all have a responsibility to do–and there’s nothing selfish about it. If the libbies truly don’t “feel right” about trying to achieve a good life for themselves and their families here in America, they can always ease their conscience by donating all their worldly possessions (including cash and all those expensive electronic devices and toys) to charities around the world. (Sorry, the Clinton Foundation is closed.) Or they can go all out and become missionaries. Anything less makes them hypocrites.

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      • John Slavik says:

        When I hear President Trump say “America First,” I do not interpret it as saying that America should never lend a hand to those in need. Instead, I hear him say that he is not going to do as some of his predecessors have done, which is “Big Donors First,” or “Globalist Plutocrats First.” Of course a leader should put his country and the people of his country first, but some recent leaders from the UniParty have failed to do that and he was contrasting his goals from what had been theirs.

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      • remuda2016 says:

        And what of Melania Trump as First Lady, when Barron’s school year ends? Who knows what is in store for our gracious “1st SideKick”.

        “She served as an American Red Cross Ambassador. From 2005 to 2009, Trump was an ambassador to the organization. She has also been involved in a multitude of other charities, including Love Our Children USA and the Boys Club of New York.”

        http://www.ibtimes.com/who-melania-trump-10-fast-facts-about-new-first-lady-donald-trump-inaugurated-2477010

        And…

        https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/271384

        And…

        http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2016/0125/Who-is-Melania-Trump-video

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    • mot2grls says:

      I am a teacher and voted Trump. The lady across the hall did as well. I am retired from 25.5 years teaching in a public school. I now teach part-time in a small Catholic school. I will say at the beginning and middle of my career, we conservative teachers made up a little under half of the staff. It was less than that by the time I retired. We managed to find each other. Unlike my liberal counterparts, we did not advertise our views and did not indoctrinate. I could probably write a book on what I’ve witnessed other teachers do at my school and what I heard went on through my children.

      Liked by 23 people

      • A.D. Everard says:

        That would be worth doing. History needs to be recorded by witnesses.

        Liked by 10 people

        • Yes, mot2grls, and publishing a book would go a long way to assuaging your guilt about not speaking up while you were an active teacher. I know too many women like you and feel very sorry for them.

          I can’t tell you how rewarding it is to speak up in a calm, convincing, confident way and see the person(s) you are talking to get that aha! look in their eyes.

          Courage, my children! It was lack of courage that got us to where we were but a few months ago! And look where courage has gotten us already!

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      • Ip Siscr says:

        Do it ! But be sure you have good pro bono legal representation. People don’t realize how directed from the top, systematic, and abusive the liberal leftists are. Concete examples of their bad faith are of immense and telling value.

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    • piper567 says:

      Many of our teachers here are WAY more concerned with tenure and salaries than they are with kids…their favorite tactic is to strike on the opening day of school…Parents are in the lurch, kids get shuffled around, etc. Once in recent memory, this went on for two weeks!
      Every single attempt to have school choice added to this has been hysterically contested, and Charter Schools are operating on funds donated from communites outside the area…Charter Schools are “unconstitutional”.
      The teachers lobby runs the legislators voting, and the Legislature is always a Dem majority.
      Not quite as bad as CA, but close.
      Want to hear a good one though? We ALWAYS vote in a Repubican for Treasurer!!! All alone in a sea of blue…one who can be trusted.

      Liked by 11 people

    • palafox says:

      CA teacher here — and ardent Trump advocate. There are a lot more teachers than you think who are not shills for dem party. But it’s California, where our voice is totally ignored.

      Liked by 9 people

    • mtatina says:

      That’s probably true. The only two people in my area I know didn’t vote for Trump were former public school teachers. I taught for 22 years but in Catholic and private schools. I was with Trump from day one.

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  5. Ted Cruz is lying not 8 year 27 year. All since Bush 1.

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  6. Libertyvibe says:

    The words from Ted’s mouth are true, but its still lyin Ted. He really ruined his career by playing so dirty. He can be forgiven, but never trusTED.

    Liked by 25 people

    • daughnworks247 says:

      Never.

      Liked by 8 people

      • Libertyvibe says:

        I hear you. I am just trying not to be as vindictive as I used to be. Now that we are winning so much, I am in a better mood these days.

        Liked by 6 people

        • lastinillinois says:

          I’m still vindictive.

          An hour or so each day of CNN helps me maintain that edge.

          Liked by 13 people

          • Libertyvibe says:

            Me too. I just got done listening to a preacher telling us how good God is to us for giving us Trump, and I agree. He said God gave us mercy and that we should not forget to be merciful. Don’t know about you, but I can be a schmuck sometimes.

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          • carterzest says:

            Gotta keep the skills sharp and powder dry. This past weekend is a perfect illustration of why.

            Love that there only passing mention of the Pu$$yParty on Fox and FoxBusiness. Too much going on real time for the slime balls to keep up with. We’re outsliming them with fast action and winning. SofaKing much Winning. Not tired of winning. #PepetheFrog likes winning. #Wolverines.

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            • fuzzi says:

              Steven Crowder went to the “march”, in drag, and was accepted by the idiots there, including Wendy Davis. This video is hysterical:

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        • Trumppin says:

          That’s the same old “forgive or forget” that has given America the same old politician fat cats squatting in do nothing congress for 30+ yrs #NeverCruz must remain Never

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        • MissV says:

          Let’s just take a look at those immigration papers he’s got sealed up so tight and then I’ll decide the level of vindictive I want to be. Right now, just for holding them back, the level is pretty high.

          Liked by 2 people

    • dalethorn says:

      Let Ted be the junkyard dog of the Senate, and throw him a bone now and then.

      Liked by 8 people

    • I can’t forgive him – EVER. I was a huge Cruz fan back in 2014. Then I started doing research on him and was so very disappointed by what I found. I felt thoroughly betrayed. Never again!!!!

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    • Keln says:

      Trusted, no. But he is useful. He sticks his finger up to see which way the wind is blowing and goes that way, in his own self-interest. He’s identified the Trump movement to be the way the wind is blowing. So he will go along with it, acting as an advocate for it. Because he thinks that will keep him elected.

      So while he is a senator, he will be useful.

      Loyalty and sincerity are great. But in the absence of both, self-interested alignment is good enough to get backing on legislation for Trump.

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      • nightmare on k st says:

        Ted Cruz is in the Republican Party, Trump is the head of the Party, and just like McCain, Graham and Rubio, you want to huff and puff and strut around, that’s fine, you are there to vote as a reliable Republican, notice the vote on Rex Tillerson?

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  7. clash108 says:

    Is there a method to estimate the actual number of people 8.7 Tbps translates to?

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  8. NJF says:

    Another elephant in the room. When will P45 reveal it?

    The Associated Press reported Monday that former President Barack Obama released $221 million in U.S. funding for the Palestinian Authority on the morning of Friday, January 20 — just hours before he was to leave office.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/23/report-obama-gave-221-million-palestinians-last-hours/

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  9. While their tone deafness is irritating it is also a yuge advantage, which is why I hope it continues.

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  10. ZurichMike says:

    Cruz is in re-election mode. For himself. Trump took him to the woodshed. And now Cruz is hitching his wagon to a winner.

    Liked by 14 people

  11. Nick says:

    It was Alex Jones who interviewed him. It would have been a good gesture to include him in this.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. freddy says:

    This type of journalism is what we need to elevate to what is accepted norm. The truth and the lies exposed with intellectual content to make one think for himself instead of becoming a sheeple…..How are we going to do it…..Needs to happen immediately. I envision the MSM like CNN and NBC groveling in their own waste begging for a handout that is never given…….Everyone here is so smart I often feel like I should chime in carefully but I never get attacked for making mistakes as the discourse is civil…..I trust FOX .00000000 and they are most likely playing a game with all of us….Nice try…Wallace is a clear example…..Many of the Conservative radio heads have not caught up with movement we made possible nor the RINOS still disheveled and in dis belief…….Impeachment is the next move and I smell McCain very near by……..I have to believe Bannon knows what’s up………

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  13. Trumpelstiltsken says:

    I like Complyin’ Ted a helluva lot more than Lyin’ Ted, LOL.

    Liked by 9 people

  14. Stringy theory says:

    Great post. Dobbs was over the moon tonight in his praise of Sean Spicer’s performance today and how Sean was right about Trump’s total audience on innaguration day. It is a new day. The media just hasn’t come to grips with it.

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    • Marygrace Powers says:

      Right/ Spicer was great today schooling the MSM/
      Always negative/or false reporting on Trump/
      “When we are right say we’re right and when we are
      wrong say we’re wrong” /Just tell the TRUTH/
      MSM is a dying species/Trump EXPOSED them BIG LEAGUE/

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      • MSM doesn’t understand why Trump Camp can’t let them get away with even the tiniest attempt to marginalize or trivialize. Hence, the justified complaints about the misreporting of the bust and crowd sizes.
        MSM and radio guys can complain all the want – they are just showing their inability to think beyond 1D chess. (Is there such a thing?)

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  15. Fe says:

    Ted Cruz is telling the truth. Sundance love your insight and your style of writing AND teaching us what to pay attention to, and why it matters.

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  16. SpanglishKC says:

    Cruz sold his soul to globalism he wanted to be president so badly. In a way I feel sorry for him. No one but Trump with his ability to remain independent and fund most of his campaign could have done what was needed. Our system is so corrupt no one but an independent billionaire who loves America and has a heart for people could of done what Trumps done. Cruz now has to recognize this, change his behavior and hope the American people will forgive him. He seems to be taking baby steps to board the Trump Train. We’ll see

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  17. Rhetorical. How does SD find this stuff? Don’t wanna know. Love the element of surprise.

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  18. Archie says:

    I am laughing with you Sundance! You said ‘Terra-bites/per second’ which is actually kind of true if you consider the scope of what happened. I visualize millions of piranhas taking tiny little bites out of the Uniparty! However, in networking terms it is terra-bytes/per second. Don’t change the text though, it is perfect.

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  19. dalethorn says:

    As a long-time software person, those numbers mean a lot. And while our digital infrastructure isn’t state of the art for most consumers anymore, it double-emphasizes those numbers for me. I’m extremely grateful that Trump is working so quickly so early, because this work will go a long way toward showing skeptical people (excepting media trolls) that Trump is for real, and how badly the media has lied to them.

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  20. Dale says:

    I personally like, and will advocate for, the idea of forcing cable-tv to unpackage their offerings. Require them to offer individual channels. This more than anything will kill CNN and MSNBC. Make them compete in the open market.

    Liked by 14 people

  21. Sandy says:

    Mr. Trump is the PEOPLE’S PRESIDENT!
    He is amazing! First class wife and family.
    The day of Camelot has returned.

    Liked by 4 people

  22. Red says:

    Funny though, Mike Lee was on Hannity tonight and said just about the same thing (different wording) as Lyin’ Ted just said…hmmmm….

    Liked by 3 people

  23. Wow what Lyin Ted said was the truth, BUT I think he has a similar level of contempt for Trump’s voters & movement as Hillary does. The reason no one liked Lyin Ted was because he is a phony inauthentic snob like the vast majority of people in Washington.

    I don’t know who deserves the title of Benedict Arnold more, Lyin Ted or Little Pauile Ryan

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  24. I watched that impromptu Alex Jones interview with Cruz am not a Cruz fan at all after his horrible campaign behavior including what he did to Ben Carson, I thought he looked bloated like he is drinking heavily.

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  25. duchess01 says:

    The Press, the Politicians and even, the President – were complicit in the lies – and the lies caught up with them – all Trump had to do was expose them – and the truth has set us free!

    The Destructive Power of Lies
    February 20, 2012 by heart spirit mind

    http://www.heartspiritmind.com/relationships/the-destructive-power-of-lies/

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  26. Sentient says:

    One thing about the attendance/viewership of the inauguration: while people like Ezra Klein are writing articles about the size of the crowd, Trump is reinstituting the ban on funding of abortions in foreign countries. The president’s day-one executive orders could provide plenty of fodder for libtards to go apeshit, but they’re still talking about attendance at the inauguration. Who’s the genius and who’s the fool?

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  27. Jimmy Jack says:

    A The_Donald Redditer from Poland who watched it said this was the first time it was shown live on ALL major Polish news stations and they had tremendous numbers of people watching.

    Also people from Australia, New Zealand, UK, The Netherlands, Russia, Germany and Israel chimed in that they watched it too and so did many people in their countries. I’d love to know what the international viewership was like.

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  28. No Agenda says:

    Trump has broken his campaign promises on immigration. Sorry, but I’m totally bummed right now. 😦

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    • ECM says:

      Yeah, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried about this…

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    • Andrew E. says:

      Concerrrrrrrrrrn

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    • Binkser1 says:

      What exactly are you referring to? Please expound on it or provide links. Thank you.

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    • Really? Good heavens, it is only 3 days since he was inaugurated. He said all along he would focus first and foremost on the criminal illegals, then discuss the remainder at a later date.

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    • Lucille says:

      Listen, No…it’s coming soon and you don’t want to be laying on the ground all bummed out and miss the train passing by. Get umbummed NOW! Stop worrying. Have faith.

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    • andi lee says:

      “No Agenda”. No Agenda. Really?
      😂

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    • deanbrh says:

      NoAgenda, I think what has happened is the media GUESSES Trump has “walked back” on dealing with the “Dreamers”. They have been begging the world to believe he made tons of promises he won’t keep. EVERY newscaster wrongly PREDICTS what Trump will do or misinterprets what Trump or Spicer has just said. You have to listen to nuances and tone, or better still, don’t listen at all…..wish I could follow my own advice! TRUST Trump!

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    • TheseTruths says:

      What do you expect and/or want Pres. Trump to do, specifically? Do you want him to immediately round up all the so-called DREAMers and deport them?

      I heard an account on the radio about an illegal couple. After years of being here, the husband needed serious medical care, which he received. During the course of that he had a stroke. Since they had no insurance or money to pay, the hospital wanted to repatriate them to Mexico. They got help from a local doctor and the man recovered a lot of his brain function, but can’t work. The woman wants to pay the medical bills, but I don’t see how she could ever do it. The story highlighted both the plight of some illegals and the burden on hospitals.

      My point is that I never once heard anyone mention becoming a citizen here. I don’t know how difficult that would be for people, but it seems that the mindset has been to just come, and you have no responsibility to our country. In fact, you can expect benefits without really showing allegiance. I have great empathy for the people in the story, who seemed nice, but the mindset needs to change. Pres. Trump is making it OK for us to expect compliance with our laws and respect for our way of life. It’s going to be a struggle and the progressives will fight it all the way, but there are enough of us to overrule them.

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  29. georgiafl says:

    CRUZ IS WRONG – The American worker has been forgotten for much longer than 8 years – more like 40 years – since NAFTA was signed – and ever since most new jobs have gone to immigrants – thanks to Cruz and Rubio as well.

    Since 2000 almost all new jobs have gone to immigrants.

    “All of the net gains in in jobs since 2007 have gone to immigrants — both legal and illegal — according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies, meaning that fewer native-born Americans are working today than were at the end of 2007.”
    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/395057/report-all-net-jobs-growth-2007-has-gone-immigrants-ryan-lovelace

    “Today, after four decades of rampant visa dispensations, reports document sustained compression to our nation’s middle class; real average hourly wages are lower today than they were in 1973; all net job creation among working-age people went to foreign workers from 2000-2014; the number of struggling Americans forced to rely on welfare has reached a record high; overcrowded schools, which are now majority-minority, have struggled to accommodate the growing number of students that qualify for reduced lunch programs and require English language instruction; an influx of a diverse student body with fewer English speakers has sent U.S. test scores plummeting; and the importation of criminal organizations has negatively impacted the safety of what are now gang-besieged communities.”
    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2015/10/paul-ryan-doesn-believe-in-borders-or.html

    All U.S. Job Gains Since December 2007 Have Gone To Foreign-Born Workers
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-05/dont-show-trump-chart-all-job-gains-december-2007-have-gone-foreign-born-workers

    “A Tufts University study found the TPP will cost nearly 450,000 American jobs in the next nine years.” http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/policy_research/TPP_simulations.html

    What Jobs? 665,000 job losses – http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/what-jobs-bls-says-665000-job-losses/article/2582535

    YOU CAN THANK our Legislators and Obama – including Señors CRUZ AND RUBIO for the loss of 500,000 jobs for Americans – that these jobs went to immigrants. – http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/02/05/half-a-million-fewer-native-born-americans-had-jobs-in-january/#comment-2498212031

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  30. teajr says:

    don’t forget about the massive Mil Community Support

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  31. kenmar1965 says:

    I hate to say this but TB/sec is not a good measure. TB/sec is a measure of bandwidth, not concurrent viewers. There are larger aspect ratio, and more highDef streams available today then even 6 mo ago. These larger, high def streams consume more bandwidth.
    I am not saying Trump did not have more viewers, I am only questioning the measurement.

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    • Pawz says:

      Sundance, a small typo.. as far as I can tell it’s Terabits, not bytes (and definitely not bites 🙂 )

      Akamai is of course boasting about how much capacity they can serve, which is why they highlight the massive number. It’s amusing to see how the article by TechCrunch tries to de-legitimize any attempt to give Trump credit for it too!

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  32. Phil aka Felipe says:

    TrusTED looked at little uneasy in that impromptu interview with Alex Jones. More like a forced confession.

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  33. DebbieUK says:

    It’s true President Trump is not President of the world,but what happens in the States always has a knock on effect here in UK and elsewhere.

    So we are hopeful his policies of looking after his own citizens first will make some other leaders sit up and take notice.Elections coming up in European countries and the people will speak hopefully.

    I watched the inauguration on Fox and a bit on CSpan .they were both preferable to the BBC which from what I’ve heard were as mean spirited as CNN. It was strangely moving and confirmed what I was taught to believe ,any ordinary person can get to be President of the USA.

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  34. Red says:

    I think Cruz and Lee are singing President Trump’s praises to wrangle Lee onto the Supreme Court. Cruz and Lee are thick as thieves. Lee is on the list, but because of his ties to Romney I trust him less than Cruz. I know Cruz is a snake, but Lee hasn’t been outed as one in public like POTUS did to Cruz.

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  35. Once again, REALITY is the complete opposite of what the Orwellian Media spreads.

    Even today, I’m still amazed that Trump was able to punch through the illusion. Even more amazed that so many people can see and now know that the Media is an illusion.

    Most of you here (probably all!) have only known me since the Trump campaign started. But for nearly a decade now, I’ve been ranting about the Media. I truly believe it’s the biggest enemy to our Republic. If not for the Media, the scoundrels in DC would have never had the cover & shelter to do the terrible things they’ve been doing for….DECADES.

    Thank goodness they’ve been exposed! The combination of the internet + alternative news sources + Trump has been nothing short of Divine Intervention in my opinion.

    Could we have broken through the illusion’s massive veils without Trump? Possibly, but I seriously doubt it. It still has the minds of so, SO many in it’s evil grasp. Some will never wake from the slumber.

    So as we rejoice in our victory, we must still keep our eyes open on those evil little shadows. Yes, we’re beating them back, but they’re not dead….they may never die. Stay vigilant my friends!

    As Sundance has phrased so well, many times on this site: “The battle is for your mind”
    And it WILL BE a never-ending Battle. That I can tell you!

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  36. Big Bruce says:

    Sundance, You and President Trump are cut from the same cloth. You brilliantly closed your narrative with an “inspiring”quote from Cruz. It “surprisingly” generated a wellspring of revulsion from us. Cruz probably doesn’t realize he is dead to us no matter how slick his ongoing theatrics appear.

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  37. Armie says:

    FWIW: The FA Cup is the competition among the clubs from the various leagues in the UK. Euro ’16 was the competition involving the National teams of the countries of Europe. They’re not the same event.

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  38. Trumppin says:

    Sundance there is also one other issue that is not being considered to how many actually were there in person and that is the “obama Economy” with 95 million out of work etc…
    economy today vs 2008 I am certain that had a YUGE impact on the affordability of Trump supporters being able to attend. Trumps support as we know is mainly with in the middle class but we’ve been living pay check to pay check since obama and we didn’t have a soros bussing us in

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  39. rsanchez1990 says:

    We’re gonna have the most productive Congress in decades AND it will be a Congress that listens to the American people. You might even get tired of winning!

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  40. Libertyvibe says:

    Trump is on to both of those bozos. They are kissing his butt, and he is letting them.

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  41. EbonyRapror says:

    Not to get all geeky on you here, but 8.7Tbps is 8.7 Terabits per second (network metrics are expressed in bits, not bites (correctly spelled bytes)). in Computereze, “tera” equals trillion, as in 8.7Tbps = 8.7 trillion bits per second.

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    • Blade says:

      And this boils down to 1 TB/s, one terabyte per second ( give or take depending on error correction bits ) which is the size of your average HDD these days.

      But there is no useful translation here to individual users as others have pointed out, far too many variables down the pipes to the endusers.

      Akamai is a big league physical host, for years they held countless petabytes of Microsoft operating system and other software images though they now compete with them. Anyway, they could very easily just state how many unique individual users streamed the inauguration.

      Believe me, they know every single detail. They just ain’t saying. As we speak they are packaging up the results in a fashion amenable to sell to someone, probably advertisers.

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  42. andi lee says:

    Ted Cruz didn’t take my advice I see, suggesting he move to Colorado. Hopefully, 2018!

    (More advice, Senator. Cutting off alcoholic expenses from the government trough would be beneficial to the American people and politicians. Especially those, who find themselves in compromising positions or front page gossip tabloids or star to veiled sexcapades in hometown blogs)

    Meanwhile, children are starving. You don’t have to travel to third-world countries to witness it. Your local food pantry is far enough.

    In 2011, 1 child in 4, is starving of malnutrition, facing homelessness everyday, if accurate, at all. (I think I remember that same number was reported in 2005, as well.)

    America needs time; time to recover, and heal, from the ravishes of her own government. Godspeed President Trump!

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  43. deanbrh says:

    Am i the only one who gets scared, looking at Rience in the photos in which he is included with Trump and others, usually as Trump is signing papers? Rience looks like he is either in total disagreement or is suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. And he looks too sad and uncomfortable to be Chief of Staff. By the way, the other Chief of Staff, Steve Bannon, must be avoiding cameras or maybe he is busy being the REAL Chief of Staff?

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      • deanbrh says:

        Yeah, I saw a smile on the internet this morning. I’m still afraid he’s an Insider wearing an Outsider facade.

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        • I know. We’ve been screwed so many times before.

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          • He’s in a real quandary. His BFF is Paul Ryan. Can you imagine calls from Ryan to Reince, where he blasts Trump’s EOs, railing against him, and lying to Reince about the ramifications, while trying to remain loyal to Trump.

            I get the distinct feeling that in that friendship, Ryan is the Alpha. Love Reince. He’s going to realize that being a true patriot sometimes costs friendships and alliances, but that is the price we gladly pay for our country, our progeny.

            Donald J. Trump and his family pay a huge price every day. We all do. I got verbally assaulted as I wandered our capitol, trying to get a glimpse of the glorious things to see…but it was difficult with the idiots in pink.

            So I pulled out my vile sign and insulted some liberals. Good times.

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  44. wyntre says:

    For math/tech wizards here:

    Is there any way to convert tbps into the actual numbers of indivuals who streamed the inauguration?

    Just curious.

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    • VegasGuy says:

      You could perhaps assume individual viewers were utilizing, on average, 5 Mbps of capacity. Dividing that into 8.7 Tbps could yield a potential number of viewers.

      LOL….but I have no idea how large a number ( 10 to the what ever power?) 8.7 Tbps actually is…..

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  45. jbrickley says:

    Spoke to a man today of the Baby Boomer age bracket who said he always voted Democrat. He’s of Cuban decent and his parents escaped Cuba when he was young. He is a highly accomplished business professional. He was watching confirmation hearings when I spoke with him. He is infuriated at the Democrats and their behavior! The whackier they become the more they lose their old school base. I don’t know if he voted Trump but he’s optimistic about what he’s seeing about Trump. There is a very good chance he might vote Trump in four years. The party has swung so far Left and become quite radical. I told him what I believe, that Trump is neither Democrat nor Republican; he’s a realist who really wants to fix things. He swings Left on some issues and Right on others. Trump is not only highly intelligent but he has a lot of common sense. No business would succeed if they behaved like the US Federal Government. It is quite insane.

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