December 2nd – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1047

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  1. citizen817 says:

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    • California Joe says:

      How about curing childhood diabetes and cancer instead of pouring all the research $$$ into AIDS?

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      • Magabear says:

        Have to agree with you there. It’s a shame how other other health issues have been short changed due to them not having the lobbying apparatus that the AIDS camp has.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Actually, HIV is now a disease that is symptom free, so long as you take one pill a day, which is not prone to severe adverse side effects.
          Life expectancy is not adversely effected. The regimen only costs $2800.00 /month, in the U.S.

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          • margarite1 says:

            ONLY 2800/month? Yikes!

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            • Dutchman says:

              Thats what it lists for. Each insurance co. negotiates their own rate, presumably. And if you don’t have covrrage, the pharmacuetical company has a no cost program, and presumably writes it off on their taxes, so taxpayers are paying.

              Same medicine in India? $100/month. India is actually the primary manufacturer for HIV meds, for the World.

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              • Grandma Covfefe says:

                Thanks for the info…I had no idea.
                I looked up percentage of AIDS very interesting

                For anyone who wants to look further, .google (I know,,our enemy) ‘Percentage of world (or a country) population who has AIDs’—interesting.
                In one site USA is #24. Number #1-23 are all African nations with one exception,,.. Bahamas, which is too close to Florida, is #16. India isn’t on the list. On another site, India is #3. Info is all over the place but one info is solid. biggest percentages is from African nations.

                Personally… as with abortions, we shouldn’t be paying for life-long treatments for AIDs. Treepers here made good points….cancer and childhood diseases

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Someones gotta pay, or let people die, when they ‘could’ be kept alive.
                  Another interesting statistic; 90% of our healthcare dollars go to treat the 10% of the patients with chronic conditions; Diabetes, coronary artery disease, Epilepsy, etc.

                  Heres another: Know the difference between a DISEASE, and a Syndrome?

                  A disease is where we KNOW what causes the symptoms, but we have NO IDEA what CAUSES what causes the symptoms.
                  Go ahead, read it again.

                  For instance, we know plaque in the arteries causes coronary artery disease, which leads to heart attacks, but NO IDEA what causes the plaque. And NO it is NOT Cholesterol.

                  We KNOW diabetes is insufficient production of insulin, but NO IDEA why the patient isn’t producing the insulin.
                  Same with Cancer.

                  Now, a syndrome, we don’t even know whats causing the symptoms. Let ALONE, whats causeing whats causing the symptoms.
                  Gulf war syndrome, irritable bowel, chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia, etc.

                  Interesting fact, that.
                  READ the Dr.’s licence, hanging on his wall; they are licenced to PRACTICE medicine.

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          • Linda K. says:

            AIDS is a horrible illness and was wiping out the population of Africa. Pregnant women can pass it on to their children and so forth. I’m glad they have found a way to control it. It is amazing what these doctors and scientists can do with research.

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            • Dutchman says:

              As my previous posts indicate, I am somewhat familiar.

              They even have a med considered a preventative of sorts. NOT a ‘Vaccine’, but for say,…someone in a monogomous relationship with someone who is HIV+, if the non-infected partner takes this medication every day, they are somewhat “protected” from getting infected.

              I forget the #’s, but its pretty good. So yeah, the research is pretty good, it just took awhile.

              Research the US funds, as ‘we’ pay more for Rx meds than any other country.

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          • 🍺Gunny66 says:

            Tell me why they haven’t found a cure for cancer yet……

            Now thar is a trillions of dollar racket…..

            just sayin

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            • Ray Runge says:

              You have illustrated the difference in “health care” as a trillion $$$$ procedure driven racket and the research driven innovation that can provide cures and more effective treatment.

              USA “health care” will remain a racket until a greater self responsible ethic for personal health is adopted.

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            • Matthew M says:

              cancer is infinitely more complicated as a disease, we all know at its basics that it’s merely abnormal excessive cell growth but much like the common cold, the causes are so vast that while they’ve been able to contain some versions, others keep popping up.

              the same reason we haven’t found a cure for the common cold, is the same reason we havent found a cure for cancer, literally millions of things can cause either to occur, and in cancer’s cases its not something like containing germs, its digging deeper into cell receptors, red and white blood cell counts, DNA profiling, and so much more. Its just infinitely more complicated.

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            • TrumpPatriot says:

              O’boy Gunny, I have been saying this for a while! Cancer is one huge money maker and it is not in their best financial interests to find a cure.

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            • listingstarboard says:

              Each chemo session I had was billed out for almost 50K–yes it is a trillion dollar racket.

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              • Robert Smith says:

                What do you mean session?

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                • Alligator Gar says:

                  Cancer victims are generally given chemo sessions secondary to surgery, or at least my dad was for his late stage three colon cancer. He was to have 12 chemo sessions. He only made it through 10 sessions before developing interstitial lung disease secondary to chemo. He is the only survivor of that in the medical literature, according to his pulmonologist. He is now dying of dementia. If one thing won’t get you, another will.

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                • Robert Smith says:

                  The cost threw me off… so $600k for a course of chemo?

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            • Dutchman says:

              Yeah, first you have to WANT to.
              Google it. A Dr developed a treatment/cure in the 50’s, based on the idea that cancer was caused by virus’s, and that high frequency low voltage electricity could kill the virus, hence the Cancer.
              Took 12-15 stage 4 cancer patients (terminal) treated them, cured.
              Presented his findings, and was villified, persecuted and discredited.

              For YEARS the medical profession insisted, adamantly that Cancer was NOT caused by virus’s.

              Then, recently they came out with Guardacil (sp?). An INNOCULATION against cervical and throat cancer, caused BY A VIRUS!

              Hmm, maybe that Dr. Was right, after all? Name started with an R, can’t recall the rest.
              The machines are still being made and sold, …

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              • Stillwater says:

                Many cures for different types of cancers have been discovered but the medical industrial complex has shut them down. In many ways the medical industrial complex is just as bad as the military industrial complex. At the highest levels the bureaucracy doesn’t want a cure, they want repeat business ($$$). Just like the continual wars that never end.

                The bureaucracy also makes it difficult for the well-meaning medical professionals (doctors, nurses, etc.).

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Its not only, or perhaps even $.
                  its the same close mindedness, do things the way we always have.

                  The buerocracy, as you put it. And, the only thing worse than medical, is LEGAL. And when the two are combined, its a nightmare.

                  Notice only TWO professions use the dead language of LATIN. Medical and Legal.

                  Thats for the same reason older brothers speak “pig-latin”; so others can’t understand them.

                  Ooops, THREE professions, religion. Principle still applies, LOL.

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              • Grandma Covfefe says:

                Dutchman, is this the Doctor R you are talking about?
                “American scientist Royal Raymond Rife invented the Rife machine. It produces an energy similar to radio waves.”

                https://www.healthline.com/health/rife-machine-cancer

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                • Stillwater says:

                  That was the man. Though there are knockoff machines out there that don’t get the frequencies right.

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                • Grandma Covfefe says:

                  Stillwater…thank you for affirming the Doctor and for the warning about the knock-off machines. This is interesting and I saved it to my folders.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Yup. He also developed a special type of microscope, so he could figure out which, of 100’s of bacteria/virus’s were causing the patients problems, and which specific frequency of energy would kill that specific bacteria/ virus.

                  While his machines are available, without the microscope, its very hit or miss.
                  Unfortunately, no examples of his microscope exist, although there are rumors,….

                  And, for many years afterwards, I recall hearing and reading articles INSISTING Cancer isn’t caused by Virus’s or Bacteria.

                  And then, I see them pushing Guardasil, and I just laugh.
                  An INNOCULATION against the virus that causes throat and cervical Cancer. HAH, Rife was right!

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            • TigerBear says:

              I worked in the medical field for years, and the motto for the pharmaceutical branch is “cradle to grave” . Most research isn’t for cures it’s for minimizing/maintaining diseases, ELIMINATION is not a money maker. Can anyone name one actual cure for any disease/illness? Limiting, yes, cures, no.

              Medical mafia 101 (no it was not actually named that, but it should have been) was my very first introduction to the medical field. A huge eye opener for one who just wanted to help people, not milk them of their resources for life.

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        • Nobodysfool says:

          Agree, Magabear. The Left dictates which diseases matter most and all the focus goes there. For example, testicular cancer gets practically zero attention compared to breast cancer even though there are as many cases of one as the other. Nobody wears special socks on the football field or organizes marathons, etc., for a killer disease left untreated, takes many men’s lives.

          AIDS is overwhelmingly preventable. Don’t share needles, don’t exchange bodily fluids with people infected or people you don’t know anything about–practicing those safeguards costs taxpayers nothing. It very much is a lifestyle issue.

          There’s a story circulating that a sperm bank is going to start distributing HIV positive ‘products’ to break the stigma of AIDS.

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      • Guyski says:

        Diabetes and cancer are not contagious diseases.

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        • Guyski says:

          Perhaps ‘contagious’ is the wrong word for some. Replace with ‘transferable.’

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        • Somebody says:

          Neither are they as easy to solve. There is a lot of research into diabetes in general.

          As for childhood cancer, we’ve come a long way baby! Leukemia for instance, the most common childhood cancer, used to be a death sentence. During my lifetime that has drastically changed, thanks to not only St. Jude, but also to a cooperative agreement worldwide in pediatric oncology. Pediatric oncologists share research, collaborate on a regular basis and are not in competition with each other.

          When I was in elementary school, a friend of mine had leukemia and passed away at the age of 9, few survived back then. In 2006 my daughter was diagnosed with leukemia, her odds of survival at diagnosis were 74%, much improved. However the treatment plans are backwards looking so when her particular protocol was analyzed years after her treatment ended, the cure rate for that protocol was actually 83%. So even though we were given 74% odds, her odds were actually 83%, but there was no way to know that at the time. Since then tweaks and adjustments have raised the cure rate to 94%. So to recap, since 2006 the cure rate has increased 20%.

          This statement in no way is intended to minimize the small percentage that don’t survive. I’ve walked that walk, I know children that didn’t survive. I’ve held mothers in my arms, called family members, etc.

          However, we are making great strides in childhood cancer. I thank all of you that support childhood cancer research via direct donations or purchasing items that support research. Because of your efforts, and the patients who went through various clinical trials, as well as dedicated oncologists and researchers worldwide, my daughter is alive, she is cured.

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          • Somebody says:

            I would like to add something, that some of you may find objectionable or controversial, but hear me out.

            Everyday all over our country and the world, babies are born. The umbilical cord and placenta are thrown out as medical waste. Both contain stem cells, lots of stem cells.

            I know stem cell research is controversial, however umbilical cord transplants have saved lives. I personally know two people alive today thanks to umbilical cord transplants. Doing research with stem cells has led to major advancements in a variety of diseases.

            Stem cell research tends to be controversial because some sources for stem cells are aborted babies. That is rightfully controversial.

            Again, I come back to a ready non-controversial source, umbilical cords and placentas. The problem is storage is expensive and there are very few banks to store them, so even if a couple wants to donate often it’s not possible because of where they are.

            I see an opportunity for the government to help set up a network and storage banks. Perhaps only start up costs are needed, I’m not sure. What I do know is that stem cell research holds they key to pretty much everything. Diabetes? Advances there have come via stem cells, even heart disease.

            I know this is long, sorry. Anyway, directing money into stem cell banks. Setting ethical guidelines and then encouraging parents to opt to donate rather than discard as medical waste to me seems like a no brainer. It seems like something both sides could agree on and it could save so many lives, via direct transplants or research. Putting money into a network like that to me should be high up on the priority list.

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            • Ray Runge says:

              Stem cell application does permit new growth to what is worn out or defective. Regeneration is a promising facet for health care innovation.

              A great task for our culture is to obtain the knowledge and benefits of basic biological research (process that is costly, laboroious, and time consuming) and then transfer the knowledge to the healing arts without bankrupting the consumers.

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      • Robster says:

        Where did he say ‘ALL’ the research $$$ into AIDS? In the same manner, where did he say he is giving zero $$$ into childhood diabetes and cancer?

        That is the premise of your post. It’s almost CNN/NYT/MSNBC like. Settle down, it’s not an either/or issue. Both can be done at the same time.

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      • Well, if we could figure out exactly how AIDS defeats the immune system and prevents itself from being detected before it has a chance to do so, we might thereby obtain a clue as to the actual cause of cancer, which appears also to be an immune-system disease because the body fails to recognize and to kill the cells which are multiplying uncontrollably.

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        • Linda K. says:

          Disease does not care who you are or how much money you have, it is the great leveler.

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        • Somebody says:

          Agree there could be a linkage. Also in general understanding the inner mechanisms of the virus and immune system is applicable to a host of diseases, from the common cold to rheumatoid arthritis to cancer.

          Unexpected things come from research, many times scientists working on X discover a key to Y. That’s the nature of research, especially medical research. The most famous example is probably research on heart disease led to the discovery of Viagra and ED treatment.

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      • bentley1blog says:

        LIKE 1,000x

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      • Bob says:

        In one sense I agree….however, from a practical standpoint , if they don’t get rid of the aids scourge. In all probability it will kill more of our kids, because the liberals continue their alternative life style.

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  2. Grandma Covfefe says:

    — * USA * 🇺🇸 —-” The Spirit of America CHRISTmas ” —- 🇺🇸 * USA *
    *** We Are Thankful For Our ICE and USSS agents ***

    🦅 KAG while Making America Greater Again
    Thank You, Lord, for President Trump, his MAGA Team, and all his supporters.
    Lord, keep them all safe in all they do and go daily. In Jesus’ Name we pray…..
    —————–
    🌟 “Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint;
    protect my life from the threat of the enemy.
    Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the plots of evildoers..” 🌟
    — Ps 64:1-2
    ————–
    ***Praise: President Trump, family and MAGA Team are safely back in the WH from Mar-A-Lago Thanksgiving time
    ***Praise: Since Donald Trump became President, America has added 470,000 Manufacturing jobs
    ————–
    🙏 Pray:
    — for protection and safe traveling for President Trump, FLOTUS & MAGA Team as they attend a NATO Summit, and do several bilats in London, UK (Dep WH 9:45am ET ***Arr in London 4:45pm ET [9:45pm UK]>>>Arr at Winfield House 5:20pm ET [10:29pm UK] )
    — the fake impeachment drama in search of a nonexistent crime, to Flop back on the Opposition
    — House Dems get scolded in their home district over the holidays about Impeachment being a waste of time
    — for empowerment for all Patriots to stand their ground, fight against Opposition
    — for protection for White House, all AF One Planes, WHMU & Pres Trump’s properties
    — Presidential Candidate Democlowns, old & new, to continue to fumble, jumble, mumble, stumble, rumble, grumble, crumble..then diminish….pouf….poof-
    — the entire Cabal comes to the Light and that our country returns to it’s Christian Roots
    — for USA Election Integrity, Voter ID, Paper Ballots, catch voting fraudsters
    — Protection for: USSS, all Military, ICE, Border Patrol, LEOs, BP Horses, BP dogs
    — for Guardian Angels protecting all our borders–air, land, sea
    — for speed in WALLbuilding and safety for WALLbuilders
    — for Mexico to honor their promises to President Trump about invaders and cartels
    — for protection/healing for all American children/youth and our young Landen
    — *🇺🇸* Patriots vs Tyrants *🇺🇸*

    🦅 “A stable, loving family is one of life’s greatest blessings. It provides support, comfort, guidance, acceptance, and joy.”
    — 🇺🇸 — Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America — 🇺🇸 —
    👌 —-Treepers’ Prayer Warriors Post for Monday, December 2, 2019 — 👌
    Countdown: 337 more days…. to “4 MORE YEARS” Win

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  3. citizen817 says:

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    • Robert Smith says:

      A good position to take.

      Trump is fighting like hell for future presidents. That’s how powerful the DeepState has become.

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      • The Deep State is attempting to pass a Bill of Attainder despite the explicit prohibition in §1.9.3. If they succeed, the entire system of checks and balances will vanish in a puff of smoke, and all future Presidents and Supreme Court Justices will serve at the pleasure of Congress. It’s a very short step from there to what King John II did, making a list of 2,500 or so names and having them all executed. In the end, this will have to be a Constitutional confrontation, asserting that the Supreme Law of the Land actually says what it means and means what it says. Bill Barr wrote a 17-page treatise on this subject before he returned to the post of AG. We’re going to have to stop playing Lawfare’s game and marching to the beat of their drum. Yes, this is a Constitutional crisis.

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        • CM-TX says:

          Quick (as a precaution), someone prepare that LIST. Make sure it includes the names of anyone likely to vote for it. This way, we beat them to the punch on submittal. 😉

          We NEVER really win by playing defense… Swing away!

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    • California Joe says:

      Exactly! President Trump was framed by the highest ranking officials in the FBI, CIA and DOJ for a crime that not only he didn’t commit but a crime that never even happened. They need to be prosecuted so this never happens again to anybody!

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      • Patrick Healy says:

        CalifJoe.
        “And for a crime which does not exist”

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      • Nobodysfool says:

        Good points, CA Joe, which brings up the current crocodile tears and whining of Lisa Page.

        Hey, Lisa, the American people read a lot of your texts. You can spin it now all you want, but you got caught by Peter Strozk’s wife and in case you haven’t noticed, that scorned wife doesn’t think much of you, either. You were being paid big bucks to do a job, not to plot against a presidential candidate and then an elected president. Maybe if you would have focused a little more on Hillary’s actual crimes we’d go a little easier on you, but the way it stands, you’re damaged goods of YOUR doing. Signed, Smelly Walmart Shoppers

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    • joeknuckles says:

      I like the way she stated it as fact, which it is.

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    • wightmanfarm says:

      I think I’d rather like to see a Dem go through what Trump has gone through.

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  4. Stillwater says:

    ***Today’s WeBuildTheWall / Fisher Industries posts***
    (Previous posts: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/12/01/december-1st-2019-presidential-politics-trump-administration-day-1046/comment-page-1/#comment-7614259)

    – – – – – –
    – WeBuildTheWall/Fisher Industries has a big week ahead. Crews go back to work Monday and it looks like they plan to have the wall completed by Friday for the “massive unveiling”.
    – I’ve included a prayer for the week for those who are so inclined. Also, I’ve reposted two older interviews where Tommy Fisher describes how the bureaucracy in the Army Corps of Engineers has prevented Fisher Industries from being able to bid on many of the wall projects. This should shed some light on a couple of the items included in the prayer list.
    – Though WBTW has indicated they will be working closely with CBP and DHS, it will still be interesting to see how Project 2 shuts down the prior objections from the ACoE bureaucracy.

    Prayer for the week for the work crews.
    Pray:
    – for 100% safety for the work crews, security personnel, and all involved in Project 2 and other projects
    – that work would go smoothly with quality construction; with continual improvement/refinement-of-method-&-process and efficiency; without outside interference (cartels, IBWC, protesters, swamp, etc.)
    – that if outside interference takes place that it would only work toward WBTW/Fisher Industries/USA’s benefit (exposing corruption, raising awareness, fundraising, etc.)

    – that the 3.5 mile wall would be completed by Friday (12/6/19), in time for the “massive unveiling” mentioned in Brian’s tweet
    – that Project 2’s wall demonstration will provide evidence necessary to overcome any objections and show that WBTW/Fisher Industries can rapidly complete large sections of wall, with a superior build, at the lowest price
    – that this demonstration of the first border wall that’s ever been built inside the flood plain would provide undeniable proof that the design is sound and they are able to safely and effectively build it on a large scale in the Rio Grande Valley

    – that the Government would purchase all projects that WBTW builds so the funds can be rolled into new &/or larger projects in the future and Fisher Industries will be able to scale up with additional equipment and manpower as needed.
    (This, in addition to ongoing fundraising, will allow WBTW to continue to self fund projects, build their reputation/resume, while they continue to pursue other avenues which could lead to government contracts down the road.)

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    • Stillwater says:

      Q: Are you continuing to receive private funds from Americans? Are people staying behind this effort?
      Brian Kolfage: Yea, the funds are still coming in. We’ve raised a few million dollars since we put up the last wall in Sunland Park. Everything’s going great. We still need people to keep on donating because we have some very large projects coming up. But the American people are still standing behind us. They’re still upset. And they’re still not happy with the way the Democrats are impeding the president and that’s why they’re donating to us because they know we will get the job done.

      Q: What is the timeline looking like for this for all of the places that you in conjunction with Border Patrol have deemed to be a necessity to have this wall. What does the timeline look like for getting that done?
      Brian Kolfage: This next project we’re on now, we will have 4 miles completed before Christmas. And once we complete this next project in Mission, Texas we’re hoping that we’ll be ready for the next project which we can’t release but it is something to do with the federal government. And it’s going to be great. (OAN interview, 11/21/19)

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    • Stillwater says:

      Older video with an interesting discussion about Army Corps of Engineers. Hopefully after Project 2 Fisher Industries will be able to “mend fences” with them and be included in other border wall builds. Tommy Fisher has promised WBTW that he will build everything they raise money for but he is also trying to get projects directly from the government as approved by Army Corps of Engineers. Army Corps reference starts at 4:06.

      POVNOW interviews Tommy Fisher – 6/27/19
      Valley News Live

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    • Stillwater says:

      Reposting an older interview with an interesting discussion where Tommy Fisher describes how the Army Corps of Engineers excludes companies from wall projects. (Actual interview is about 10 minutes.)

      Fisher Says Private Border Wall Project Underway – 5/22/19
      Article: https://www.am1100theflag.com/news/5857-fisher-says-private-border-wall-project-underway
      Complete interview: https://www.am1100theflag.com/show-episodes/5851-5-22-19-need-know-morning-show-hour-1

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      • Stillwater says:

        Excerpts:

        Pre Interview discussion – (11:25)
        Interview: (15:37-25:42)
        Post Interview Discussion – (30:55-35:45)

        16:12 – (court hearing, 1.7 miles of fencing for 1.5 billion dollars)

        18:22You know they’ve handed out billions of dollars worth of work based on questions, not price and schedule. That’s how they hold us from doing any of the work.

        18:48 – So hopefully once this is successful, we’ll move on to a piece in California. I won’t say exactly where at. And then our next plan is to move on to the Rio Grande Valley or in Texas and deal with private land owners the way you should, with a hand shake, that you build what you say you’re going to do and you do it when you say you’re going to do it.

        19:09 – Q: Now the president I know has given you a shout out a few times at some of his rallies. That has to feel fantastic but have you met with him personally at all? Can you say if you have?
        19:28 – Fisher: No…I’ve shook his hand at the State of the Union. I think he’s been given a lot of advice that because of these so-called procurements he can’t. But I think all that baloney is going to end here pretty quick. And when he sees the results that what we built is probably 5 times what the current government is building right now, I don’t think President Trump is going to stand for building second fiddle. Or something that just doesn’t measure up.

        20:42 – No he’s in charge. The Army Corps of Engineers is running the boat for CBP and DHS. They’re spending their money and they’re not getting anything done. All the money is being spent on administrative and running paper and no steel or boots on the ground. And when they are it’s just held up. And we’ll prove it.

        21:00 – So if we do our other project I’ll probably build with the team 2.5 miles faster than they can get to 2.5 miles with billions of dollars behind them.

        21:15 – Q: Typically, these bids are… the federal government through the Army Corps contracts with vendors that they have used before, but what you’re talking about is doing something like a public/private partnership where you’re going to the land owners and privately securing, either buying the land or getting access or an easement, or whatever, and doing it without the federal government being involved?

        21:43 – Fisher: There’s some groups out there that raised money privately, whether they’re 504cs or vice versa. They’ve done their due diligence, they contacted us to do that and then we’ll take it from there. We do, not only the land acquisition, the engineering, the build out, no different than the warranty. And so that’s the big difference.

        22:07 – But with the Corps, what they’re doing right now is they’re basically have questions, just handing out jobs and then they negotiate for 4 months afterwords, trying to come to some kind of price. Instead of having, here’s the job, how long is it going to take?… how much is it going to cost?… let the most innovative contractor win. But they won’t do that. They’ve used the terminology of an emergency that they can make up a different procurement that I’ve never seen before and basically just… if you answer the question the way they want it answered, you win the job. And then you’d have to negotiate what your price is.

        But I think all this is going to come to light here in a week when they see what real border security looks like.

        23:06 – … and the steel is being built. And the other thing is with private sector, here’s the difference how it works. We’re steel builders too so we’ve got a large steel manufacturer that’s actually building the carbon, all-weathering steel with copper alloy. They jumped through their own beaurocracy and delivered us bollards within 2.5 weeks. Normal process would be over 3 months.

        24:04350 foot rise over 2400 feet. Everyone said it was impossible to build. There were some jokes that we will walk off the side of a hill. And there’s no joke. We take national security very seriously and we’re going to deliver. And that project will be constructed, from the first time I was called in less that 30 days, and from the actual time of construction, 8 total days with 2 days doing the fence and the road.

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    • Stillwater says:

      ***Additional tweets – Nov 30/Dec 1, 2019***

      Tweet with article.
      Brian Kolfage: Just outside the @NatButterflies center @CBP catch MS13 thugs 1 wanted for sexual assault of a minor. ITS NOT SAFE HERE! Don’t believe the lies. #BUILDTHEWALL

      Tweet with article.
      Brian Kolfage: Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol Agents Disrupt Human Smuggling Attempt
      Article: https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/rio-grande-valley-sector-border-patrol-agents-disrupt-human-smuggling

      Tweet with article.
      Brian Kolfage: 14 people killed in bloody massacre near Texas border town.
      Q It was cartel members in Mexico.
      Brian Kolfage: Yeah… it’s a war zone. Worse than Iraq and Afghanistan. We have no border still??!

      Tweet with previously posted video, different text. – (1:34)
      Brian Kolfage: Illegal caught last week fleeing socialist Hondouras because the government taxed all his paycheck and he can no longer make money. Wake up millennials
      @BernieSanders @SenWarren
      Oh BTW you can’t claim asylum for economic reasons! get in back of line!

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    • Robert Smith says:

      That’s going to be some epic building to blast this out in one week. If it’s anything close to that proof that Americans can get it done ASAP if given the chance.

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      • Stillwater says:

        Repost of a Nov 27 Q&A tweet.

        Q: Can’t wait to see how fast it all goes up after the ground work is done. It’ll be beautiful.
        Brian Kolfage: A couple days

        – – – – – –
        Tommy Fisher mentioned at the July Wall Symposium that they made improvements that will cut 25% off the time for placing bollards. They also modified the design of the excavator hanging systems. I think in flying movement terms it would be the equivalent of adding “yaw” to the rack itself when placing the bollards.

        Tommy Fisher at the July Wall Symposium
        Tommy talks on and off during the 1st panel which lasts about 32 minutes.
        Link: https://youtu.be/4SSP__o6n-o

        2:45 – We’ve now perfected the patent to even go more efficient where we’ve added hydrolics where this piece can turn and move this way hydrolically so you don’t have to do it manually.
        And so if we would have had that on this project Brian we would have shaved probably 2 to 2 1/2 days or 20-25%.

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    • Dutchman says:

      So, WBTW isn’t willing to inflate their bids, in order to cover the cost of bribes, in order to get contracts from AC of E?

      Seems pretty obvious, as their bids are lower, and their engineering is obviously first rate, as they seem to regularly do the impossible.

      Makes me wonder about those levies around New Orleans, …and other projects “overseen” by AC of E.

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      • Stillwater says:

        I was watching some older Tommy Fisher interviews yesterday and I seem to recall that he said that the big concrete walls (31′ or 32′) prototype design that they built back in 2017 were strong enough to be backfilled and could be used as a levy.

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  5. Sherri Young says:

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  6. citizen817 says:

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  7. Autonomous Collective says:

    Energy Department Funds Two Advanced Nuclear Programs….
    Two companies will receive $80 million from the federal government to build molten-salt reactors and pebble-bed reactors by the mid-2020s. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/545586/energy-department-funds-two-advanced-nuclear-programs/?utm_campaign=site_visitor.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social_share&utm_content=2019-12-02

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    • mopar2016 says:

      The dem candidates are all losers.
      “Just pick one” should be their new slogan.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        I’d modify it somewhat to, ” The Democrat debates are millionaires who didn’t earn their money arguing with other people who became millionaires in office about how evil millionaires who earned their money are.”

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  8. Sentient says:

    Mr President, please pardon Julian Assange and get him out of that prison before he dies.

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  9. Sherri Young says:

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Five Eyes is nothing without us so if Trump needs to make it happen, he will.

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    • Sentient says:

      That’s the lamest bullshlt excuse. If declassifying embarrasses the Brits or the Aussies, (leaving aside that they deserve to be embarrassed for meddling in our election), what are they going to do – sue us in the Pretend Court of Planet Earth? The whole concept of “international law” is – sorry, Justice Breyer, a joke. There are only nation-states that retain their sovereignty and nation-states that willingly cede their sovereignty to others. Let us always be the former.

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      • burginthorn says:

        If any Brits or Aussies are involved (and they are) they should face the full consequences of their treachery to the American people and the people of their own countries. Allies? Who needs enemies with allies like this?
        They do not see themselves as American or Australian but as ‘World Citizens’ of the globalist order, this is why they can treacherously sellout their citizens for profit and scheme against their best interests. I hope President Trump exposes them all and moves to bring charges against ALL involved.

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        • Chris in Australia says:

          That is TOTAL BS. There is only one grub down here, a known Clinton supporter, that gave away $300million of our hard earnt tax dollars to the CGI, to build a hospital in Port Moresby, Papua & New Guinea. Today, there is still a vacant block of land in Port Moresby where the hospital was to be built.
          Pretty much all Aussies regard the US as our friends and have not forgotten that if it wasn’t for the troops from the USA, we would all be speaking Japanese.
          So just don’t tar us all with the one brush. Just like the US, we have a few grubs here we could do without !

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          • burginthorn says:

            I don’t know what you were reading but anyway …I am Australian so please, read again and relax. As for there only being 1 grub? That’s the total BS right there. Our so called government has been selling this country out for the last 40 years. Heck we don’t even have an auto industry anymore. Have you noticed the ads on TV selling Chinese vehicles lately? Think of it, Australia doesn’t manufacture its own cars. 10s of thousands of jobs lost, manufacturing in general has been gutted from this country and sent to China. Oh and let me add whilst simultaneously opening home ownership to foreign investment ie. China again, that has forever changed home ownership in this country. MULTIPLE GOVERNMENTS all complicit in selling out its people in the name of globalism. And yes I know the US is is our friend, why do you think I’m here supporting President Trump?

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    • The President can declassify anything, just by speaking of it.

      But he very wisely delegated this power to Bill Barr, as an individual, regarding anything having to do with what he is now pursuing. Bill can compel cooperation from anyone and he can declassify anything he wants, releasing it [only] to whom he wants.

      This enables, for example, a Grand Juror or a Jury to see a document that is not available to the public, without need of a security clearance. But, this does not mean that the document will ever be made available to the public, or in unredacted form, unless Barr chooses to do so for whatever reasons he may have. Remember, the stuff he’s dealing with is criminal evidence, and we can expect it to be handled strictly according to the Federal rules of evidence.

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  10. sunnydaze says:

    Hope this prints out correctly w/ Bernies tweet on top. (disclaimer: I’;m not a Hedge Fund fan , but this is pretty funny!)

    Cannot believe the Dems are gonna try to push this “college kids are starving” BS. What a joke.

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  11. mopar2016 says:

    Seems pretty obvious.

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  12. lida rose says:

    God Bless and Protect President Trump
    And his Family

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  13. HickTick says:

    I has the confuse , If you know no body will be indicted . If you know no body will ever be prosecuted . If you know the IG report is nothing . If Barr and Durham are deep state , If it will all be covered up by these professional cover uppers , If the whole FISA warrants were legal , If we have been conned , If PDJT don’t pick no good people all never Trumpers .

    Why on Gods green earth would you waste one minute of your life over here reading about
    investigations and research if you know how it all turns out . I mean how could you have the
    time . They must give out rewards for people that can say I told you so . What do you get out
    of it . We don’t believe a word you say , My man PDJT told me way back he would clean up
    the corruption . Before they coined the phrase drain the swamp , In an air craft hanger he said
    the government was corrupt , real bad .

    So save your breath and mosey back over to The Hill forum where they think like you .
    Grown folks over here learning about a big investigation . We don’t need anybody to tell
    us what or what not the government will do , so save it . besides you don’t know Jack .

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  14. Cam Heck says:

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  15. Magabear says:

    I’m looking forward to hearing John Solomon’s response to that Steve Hilton hit piece he did on Rudy on his show tonight. I imagine DiGenova and Toensing will have a few words for Hilton as well. Not sure how Solomon got dragged into anything Rudy may have done over in Ukraine anyway.

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    • joeknuckles says:

      Was Rudy taking bribes or selling influence? No!

      He was acting as Trump’s lawyer, there is nothing wrong with that. Don’t buy into the Democrat narrative like a Paris Hilton did.

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    • bessie2003 says:

      That’s when I turned it off. It was a definite head-on assault against the Mayor.

      I very rarely listen to this show as it’s hard to listen to someone with a heavy British accent tell me how to be an American.

      Fox news is a weird mix, they want to keep the viewing eyes but so want to belong to the never-Trump club.

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  16. citizen817 says:

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  17. BitterC says:

    Link to Newt’s podcast in article. Newt interviews Lee Smith about his book which I still haven’t read. Interesting that Lee was drawn to the media/IC collusion angle of the story. Compares it to 3rd world Mid East countries where the intel agencies control the media.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/newt-gingrich-democrats-are-putting-americans-at-risk

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    • highdezertgator says:

      Newt’s World, a podcast for independent thinkers
      Scroll down to Episode 46: The Plot Against the President (with Lee Smith)
      Newt is joined by veteran reporter Lee Smith, who tells the incredible story of Congressman Nunes and his hunt for the truth behind the origins of the Mueller investigation and the Deep State’s plot to take down a sitting president.
      Listen and Subscribe for Free:
      Lee Smith
      The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in U.S. History

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    • I’m halfway through Lee Smith’s “The Plot Against the President”. It’s a must read, even if you are a daily reader of the Treehouse, Smith goes into so much more detail and exposes the criminality of the press’s involvement and how the press made the decision to be a part of the coup.
      It’s my hope and prayer that justice comes to all, including the press, when all is said and done.
      This is completely 3rd world country political tactics; certainly not tactics of a Constitutional Republic.
      We are living through a Constitutional Crisis right at this very moment.

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      • CM-TX says:

        Forewarning: This will not be a popular opinion- but personally, I refuse to buy any book that is profiting off America’s misery. I just cannot do it, doesn’t sit right with me. I might feel differently if there an actual thing called JUSTICE existed.

        Of course whether that’s right or wrong in thinking, not for me to say… everyone is free to do as they wish. I’m also not judging anyone else for choosing differently.
        I am simply stating it for those who might feel they’re alone in thinking the same.

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  18. hawkins6 says:

    Steve Hilton has been a hard hitting positive voice in P Trump’s fight to “drain the swamp” which seems to be too kind a phrase for the corruption and evil that is being unleashed against POTUS every day.

    But Hilton’s Sunday night rant against Guiiliani as “a grifter and toxic chump” was unsettling and could cause a major split in the pro Trump forces. Only Charlie Kirk of Hilton’s 3 guests countered Hilton’s accusations that Guilliani was (paraphrasing) “trying to get rich in the Ukraine when he was supposedly investigating…” He also criticized Joe DeGenova, his wife Victoria, a Ukrainian oligarch and reporter John Solomon for “cooking up wild stories” about the Ukraine controversy. While Rebecca of Kids & Country and Kira of Red State basically agreed with Hilton, Kirk pointed out that Joe and Hunter Biden created the mess.

    Hilton had better have some iron clad evidence or he’s wrongly accused the aforementioned and disgraced himself for trashing Trump allies at a crucial time in the Impeachment farce. This Hilton attack will end badly for somebody…..??

    .https://video.foxnews.com/v/6110990900001#sp=show-clips

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    • hawkins6 says:

      I found a direct link to Hilton’s “rant.”:

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      • Jimmy says:

        I think Steve missed the mark this time. His rant (truthfulness of which deserves a separate debate) does not serve the interest of the President’s agenda and can be used in the propaganda against him. It is disappointing that people who anchor a show does not understand context and timing of their attempt to stand out and its consequences.

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        • nimrodman says:

          … or maybe they do

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        • oldumb says:

          Steve Hilton is not one of the Presidents men. He does not serve the President agenda. You are thinking CNN during Obama. He is saying what he thinks/believes/knows, sorry if that ruffles your feathers. What if Rudy is trying to make money…? I don’t care, but I don’t want it ignored to serve this or any other president. I am MAGA, but I don’t fault ANY person for saying what they feel or know. This is America.

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          • joeknuckles says:

            I guess Steve is working for free, then. If he can’t state clearly what any of the 4 people he disparaged last night, he should get off the air. He’s trafficking in innuendo, which is a very swampy thing to do.

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            • oldumb says:

              I think he should stay on the air, and say what he wants. That is how it is in America, he isn’t the presidents toady. We don’t know what Rudy did.

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              • joeknuckles says:

                He can go on some other air. I won’t be watching him spout fake news talking points. I have other choices. His ratings will go down and his show will be cancelled. I didn’t call for the government to take him off the air. We all have choices to make. That’s how it works in America.

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          • Val says:

            Thank you!
            Steve Hilton is not the hill I want to die on, but he has been very good at exposing the corruption in Ukraine and I think he’d be a hypocrite if he ignored what’s been said against Giuliani and the others. The ball is their court to defend themselves now.

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    • freespeechfanatic says:

      Hilton simply exposed himself as a egocentric faux-iconoclast provocateur, another media performance artist. I don’t think he matters.

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    • Remington says:

      I was taken aback by Steve’s rsnt. ‘Came out of left field. He is On my short list of shoes not to be missed. I’m going to let it ride and see if hr…self corrects…next week. If not, he’s a gonner.

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    • Amy2 says:

      I don’t usually watch Steve Hilton (my husband is a die hard TWD fan) but I heard that part about Rudy last night and couldn’t believe it! Did that come out of left field? If so, it needs to go back. Horrible!

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    • Robert Smith says:

      He criticizes enough Trump people to be in the permanently suspect category to me.

      Anyway, there will be no schism. Least of all because of Rudy.

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  19. nwtex says:

    North Korea’s Kim Jong Un called Joe Biden a ‘rabid dog’ and President Trump came to his defense: He’s ‘actually somewhat better than that’
    Nov 17, 2019

    President Donald Trump on Sunday defended an unlikely target: Joe Biden.

    Trump responded to North Korea calling the former vice president and Democratic candidate a “rabid dog” who “must be beaten to death with a stick.”

    Trump says in a tweeted message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that Biden “may be Sleepy and Very Slow,” but says, “he is not a ‘rabid dog’” and “is actually somewhat better than that.”

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-joe-biden-rabid-dog-north-korea-20191117-etmn5r3sprdc7og2vtgraj2t6i-story.html

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  20. nwtex says:

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  22. ale81inn says:

    Good ole Joe…..LOL…..spigot is shut off for Ukraine now. Guess he’ll have to go for broke on the big Depends endorsement!

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  23. nimrodman says:

    So much for expecting anyone to assist with US foreign policy
    So much for so-called “NATO allies”

    Six More EU Countries Join ‘Barter’ System to Evade U.S. Sanctions on Iran
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/12/01/six-more-eu-countries-join-barter-system-evade-u-s-sanctions-iran/

    Last week France was complaining that the US was not doing enough to counter Iran militarily for Iran’s recent attacks on oil tankers

    … which reeks of the mindset “Why don’t you and him fight?”

    What the hell – I’m pretty sure France has fighter jets. Probably a couple ships as well
    Pretty sure they used them in Libya couple years back

    I nominate France to counter Iran’s aggression against tankers and other oil infrastructure in the Middle East

    Have at it, Frenchies

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Right before NATO. With Pelosi playing shadow government in Spain.

      What do Euros want, besides a conflict to make NATO necessary? This is likely to have unintended consequences for the economic leaders of the EU.

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    • Baby El says:

      A transaction – with or without money being an intermediate stage – is still a transaction.

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    • They apparently didn’t learn a damned thing from Neville Chamberlain, who “negotiated” with Adolf Hitler and proclaimed “peace for our time.” Never listen to what a man says: watch only what he does. As soon as these people perfect an atomic bomb, they’re going to lob it at Jerusalem and wait for the return strike to send them all to the land of celestial vestal virgins. Don’t give a psychopath a bigger bomb.

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      • Sherri Young says:

        They will wait until they have at least two. Their first nuke will be lobbed at Riyadh. That’s how they roll.

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        I think of push comes to shove, Israel will strike first……..

        Reminds me of the interview with a “Death Camp” survivor.
        When asked if he “learned anything” he sad:

        “Yes”…If people say they are going to kill you….Believe them”

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    • Zorro says:

      Look for a surrender announcement by Macron during the NATO meetings.

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  24. paulapatriot says:

    Page claims the President talked about her and “acted out an orgasm”? Like When Sally Met Harry? WTF is she talking about?

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      Ignore the fact that Page and her lover/co-worker are spying on President Trump and created “Insurance Plan”. Let’s forget the FBI hires calling his voters all kinds of names.
      Let’s see— I heard her referred to as “Lovely Lisa” and the “Two Great Lovers”.
      Boo- boo 😪😢😭😭😭

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      • sunnyflower5 says:

        He imitated and described the back and forth texts of these FBI Lovers at a KAG Rally. It was quiet funny. It’s amazing that he could still find humor in such sick behavior.

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        • paulapatriot says:

          Exactly what I remembered. To quote the President, “These people are SICK!”

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        • Ray Runge says:

          As coup initiating criminals are never brought to justice, the more egregious example of Lisa Page, feels there is no consequence to concept even greater tales to justify criminal acts.

          Until justice can be wrought there is further rationale to create the next hoax to confuse the media and public.

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        • Zy says:

          POTUS takes delight when he can get news or a message out through using the fake media.

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      • sunnyflower5 says:

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        • Ray Runge says:

          From a casual observer, Lisa Page displays great trust in LaWFARE, IG Horowitz, and Bagpipes Bill Barr.

          Balderdash is the current standard for a pre-emptive defense.

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    • Last time it was “peeing on a Russian prostitute.” Same scatology gambit.

      Lisa, look at yourself in the mirror, then look at Melina Trump. 😱

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    • Dixie says:

      Spoken like a true slut.

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    • Linda K. says:

      Trump read the texts between Page and Strzok with dramatic effect and Lisa compares it to the sexual act. She is probably embarrassed to have her personal conversation made so public, but then again, she had an affair with her married coworker at the FBI and they wanted to take down an election.

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      • Dixie says:

        Fox portrayed it like a defensive remark that Lisa felt she needed to make:

        “I had stayed quiet for years hoping it would fade away, but instead it got worse,” Page said. “It had been so hard not to defend myself, to let people who hate me control the narrative. I decided to take my power back.”

        She betrayed her husband, her children, her job, her country, the President and us. She has no power and her poor choice of words finished making her into a complete fool.

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    • Sherri Young says:

      Trashy statement printed by a trashy journalist.

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  30. sunnyflower5 says:

    This is so beautiful! Merry Christmas!

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  32. Les Standard says:

    The democrats have to remove Trump by force or fraud because they will never win another national election with this agenda…
    – infanticide
    – gender changes for five year olds
    – tolerance for pedophilia, 67 genders
    – extremely higher taxes
    – much higher crime because we must be borderless
    – hatred for the police
    – hatred for ICE
    – hatred for white people
    – take away ALL your guns

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  33. StanH says:

    Now comes Jerry Nadler. Put away the donuts, small children, small pets, keep all appendages tucked away. We know he’s not Jabba the Hutt but he thinks he is, you’ve been warned. Not even a Cheeto, you could lose a digit.

    To think that slob is the tippy-top of the democrat food chain, pun intended. This speaks volumes about the NYC Burrough he’s represented for decades. I guess since he’s such a pig they believe he’ll take away enough of other peoples stuff and give it to them that they too can be become a pig. Your guess is as good as mine.

    Anyhoo! Get ready, if you watch, to have your IQ diminished to the point of understanding a democrat. I recommend, Botany classes, yodeling classes, learn to be a Rodeo Clown, Magic tricks,hop a train and see the country, roller skate, noodling, become a concert pianist, whittle, you name it.

    It’s going to be the same crap as the Schiff show. CNN, MSNBC, FOX, ABC, CBS, ABC will assemble panels of swamp rats to discuss “the seriousness of the charge.” WaPo, NYT’s, et al will have front page banners “Trump Hurt My Feelings.” So save yourself the anguish. Come to CTH and Sundance will condense, with a concise capsule portrayal, it’s all complete and utter BULLS_HIT.

    Be calm, be cool, be prepared, stick with our Great President Trump and we will crush them. Oh, the swamp rats know it.

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  34. youme says:

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    • …………and the whereabouts and content of both the Weiner laptop and whatever the hell Hillary was doing on her clandestine server remains a mystery.

      We’re being skunked folks.

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    • Ray Runge says:

      “Mistakes” have been made. No crime or indictable offenses to be found. Please move on.

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    • burginthorn says:

      If outrage is the desired objective of this exercise then I think it will be mission accomplished. I have noticed the longer these attempts to remove President Trump continue the more support the President gains. I can understand why people are frustrated but sometimes I think that’s the intended mission, strangely. It seems thus far to be the winning formula as the Presidents momentum grows and grows heading into 2020.

      How exactly this is achieved is anyone’s guess. Heck some people think the President has a time traveling device and can see the future 😛 but either way his policies are kicking goals and his popularity is greater than ever. Looking at the optics of it all come 2020 …if President Trump wins in a monumental landslide, (which I believe he will) then the optics of popularity play a vital role in public perception which will allow the President to move into a more offensive position to drain the swamp.

      I’m betting after 2020 the gloves come off.

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  35. youme says:

    When Americans voluntarily posted themselves on the southern border to provide extra eyes and aid to our US border patrol, President Bush called them vigilantes:

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/mar/24/20050324-075949-5943r/

    Federal prosecutors have wrapped up what appears to be the largest takedown in history of smuggling cartel scouts, winning prison sentences for 18 people who were involved in an intricate scheme to spy on Border Patrol movements and help the Sinaloa Cartel sneak drugs into the U.S. without being detected.

    The Mexican scouts camped on five mountaintops along a line that ran more than 60 miles into U.S. soil, marking a stunning level of penetration by the cartels, who were able to track Border Patrol movements all the way from the border to the interstate just south of Phoenix.

    Scouts would stay in situ for months at a time, armed with binoculars and solar charging equipment to replenish batteries for the encrypted radios and cellphones they used to alert their masters back in Mexico — and sometimes directly to the drug backpackers themselves — giving the all-clear or warning to lie low if Border Patrol agents were nearby.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/1/mexican-cartel-scout-network-us-reveals-feds-taked/

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  36. Reserved55 says:

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  37. Reserved55 says:

    “I ask the guy if he just wasn’t a fan of Biden’s and he says “who?” I say the former VP. The man, who farms in the Missouri Valley says he’s never heard of Joe Biden.

    He says “are you serious?”

    When I say he was Obama’s veep, I get an “ohhhhh.

    I’m not an Obama fan.

    This is Republican country.”

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  38. Zorro says:

    Call up Lisa’s new employer and ask to speak to her and share your feelings.

    https://www.zwillgen.com/crb_team/lisa-page/

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    • Guyski says:

      Uh, don’t think it is gonna matter:

      Marc Zwillinger
      Founder & Managing Member

      Zwillinger is one of five appointed to serve to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (“FISC”); a position stipulated under the USA Freedom Act. Amici serve staggered terms, with Zwillinger slated to serve a four-year term.

      https://www.fisc.uscourts.gov/amici-curiae

      Probably doesn’t even work, just collects a paycheck

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      • Guyski says:

        Amici Curiae for FISC Announced via Lawfare website

        https://www.lawfareblog.com/amici-curiae-fisc-announced

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        • Beau Geste says:

          This is worthless. These “friends of the Court” shall serve “pursuant to rules the presiding judges may establish”.
          There needs to be a Public Defenders’ Office, with statutory authority to interrogate evidence oath-signers”, file motions to discipline lying and other misbehavior of DOJ “prosecuting” attorneys, submit appeals to the Supreme Court, and advise the President AND congress of misbehavior by the DOJ and/or the FISC judges.

          The “spy-on-the-Republicans” debacle demonstrates the complete failure of the FISC to protect Constitutional rights. There can be no doubt that the FISC KNEW this was political spying, and KNEW the crazy 2-hop rule would permit the entire spy apparatus to spy on thousands-to-millions of GOP citizens, their lawyers, their pollsters, their local state members…. THe DISC KNEW (from Admiral Rogers) that the DIJ/FBI and their contractors were illegally spying on 10s of thousands of US Citizens. But the complicit, co-operating FISC said “where do we sign”. And now, even after it is clear that the DOJ/FBI withheld and lied about evidence, the FISC has hels no disciplinary hearings, and has failed to withdraw the “spy-on-the-GOP” warrants it issued willy-nilly. So it is necessary to create a Public Defender Office which is charged with the responsibility to protect the Constitutional rights of unrepresented US Citizens secretly brought before this Star Chamber.

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        • Robert Smith says:

          Rubber Stamp, bro.

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      • Guyski says:

        USA FREEDOM ACT

        Establishes a body of five individuals to serve as amicus curiae before the FISA Court for matters presenting a novel or significant interpretation of the law;

        https://blog.zwillgen.com/2015/06/02/congress-passes-usa-freedom-act/

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  39. Paul Gallant says:

    Kathryn Ruemmler – Obama – Christopher Wray
    FBI Director Christopher Wray was an assistant attorney general in 2004 when he heaped praise on an ambitious Mafia-tested prosecutor while promoting him to the top of the Justice Department’s high-profile Enron task force. Wray specifically praised Andrew Weissmann for getting convictions against two Enron clients: accounting giant Arthur Andersen and executives at banking dynamo Merrill Lynch.
    Weissmann stood as special counsel Robert Mueller’s top gun in a squadron of nearly 20 prosecutors and scores of FBI agents delving into Trump-Russia. Mr. Weissmann was leading the probe into the biggest target to date, Paul Manafort, President Trump’s onetime campaign manager. How Weissmann operated over a decade ago offers possible glimpses at how he carries out orders today from his longtime mentor, Robert Mueller.
    Weissmann joined Robert Mueller at the FBI and then arrived at a powerhouse New York law firm as a white-collar-crime defense specialist. He returned to the FBI as Mr. Mueller’s general counsel and, later, was appointed by the Obama administration as chief of Justice’s fraud unit in Washington.
    FBI Director Christopher Wray, the Justice Department assistant attorney general who named him task force chief a decade ago, was supplying Weissmann with the FBI manpower he needs to pursue Trump-Russia.
    Kathryn Ruemmler prosecuted both the Merrill defendants and Lay-Skilling. Years later, she emerged in the prestigious post of White House counsel to President Obama.
    Lisa Monaco, another task force prosecutor, stayed at Justice, was Mueller’s chief of staff and then went to the Obama White House as the president’s top counterterrorism adviser. She joined CNN as an analyst this year.
    “Weissmann became Mueller’s bulldog in the Trump-Russia investigation. He is arrogant, forceful, demanding, and almost cruel. He spearheaded the pre-dawn raid of Mannafort’s home. Agents broke through the front door with no notice, startled Mannafort and his wife in bed, and ransacked their house damaging much in the way of furniture and fixtures. These tactics are NEVER used by law enforcement in white-collar crime cases. As is his norm, Weissmann by taking this approach sent messages to all those surrounding President Trump that the investigation was and is brutal, far-reaching, and that Weissmann had carte blanche to use whatever tactics in this investigation he chooses to use.”

    “Plain and simple: Weissmann is an evil guy who thrives on power over others. Even though he is sworn to uphold the laws of the United States, he does almost anything and everything he needs to prevail in every case in which he is involved. And he does so with total disregard for the law or the fact that his perverting the law for his purposes has in the past destroyed the lives of innocent Americans. Yes, he has sent guilty people to jail. But his actions in the Enron and Merril Lynch and Arthur Andersen matters destroyed the lives of thousands of Americans.”
    Weissmann Christopher Wray’s buddy.

    Question is why did these 8 not vote for Christopher A. Wray to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation?
    NAYs —5
    Gillibrand (D-NY)
    Markey (D-MA)
    Merkley (D-OR)
    Warren (D-MA)
    Wyden (D-OR)
    Not Voting – 3
    Burr (R-NC)
    Franken (D-MN)

    Why is Wray still FBI Director?
    Why did Trump nominate him?

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    • Eric says:

      Doesn’t surprise me that Burr sides with Democrats. Color me shocked!

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    • Robert Smith says:

      They are all true believers. It’s easy to be “good” at what you do if you can break all the rules in pursuit of Justice. Yes, there are very smart lawyers. But the DOJ operates with Madoff levels of certainty, and edge, to get those wins.

      But, they don’t care what we think.

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  40. Reserved55 says:

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  41. Paul Gallant says:

    Bush Barr Wray

    On June 9, 2003, President George W. Bush nominated Wray to be the 33rd Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division of the Justice Department. Wray was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on September 11, 2003.Wray was Assistant Attorney General from 2003 to 2005, working under Deputy Attorney General James Comey. While heading the Criminal Division, Wray oversaw prominent fraud investigations, including Enron. In a May 30, 2013 Washingtonian.com article, Garrett M. Graff revealed that Wray was one of the senior Justice Dept officials that nearly resigned in 2004, alongside then FBI Director Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General James Comey, due to illegal surveillance techniques the Bush administration had put in place under the Terrorist Surveillance Program. In March 2005, Wray announced that he would resign from his post. His last day at the Justice Department was on May 17, 2005.

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