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    Today, 10:12 PM
    But that wouldn't make it not a Republican form of government, a Republic could do either of those things. If elections are completely compromised as is the case with California and ballot harvesting or if the rule of law completely breaks down as has begun to happen with the politicized law enforcement and court cases we have been seeing that should qualify as non-Republican government. At some point there will be an incident that crosses a threshold in the national psyche and we need to be prepared to bring up the Republican form of government clause, it would be best if we could spread the idea ahead of time.
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    Today, 10:04 PM
    https://twitter.com/filthy_liberals/status/1072692036329975808 1072692036329975808
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    Today, 10:02 PM
    WWG1WGA doesn't have to be socialist, just patriotic, in spite of the pretensions of anarchists Americans do share many concerns as a group and since Q says that the revolution against the evil powers that be is supposed to be world wide then all of humanity shares an interest in reforming the global status quo.
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    Today, 09:51 PM
    Sentencing for Gen. Mike Flynn is less than two weeks away but tempers have been brewing for a year by the Flynn family who has largely remained silent, waiting for sentencing. Do not expect that silence to continue. And on Friday, Joespeh Flynn took Washington Post ‘columnist’ and Deep-State robot David Ignatius to the woodshed. Expect Joesph Flynn, brother of Mike Flynn, and the entire Flynn clan to become much more vocal in the coming months. That includes Mike Flynn. And expect this to get messy. David Ignatius, another smug elitist leftie journo from WAPO has the audacity to condescendingly opine on @GenFlynn as if he knows him personally. Guess what, @IgnatiusPost.he doesn't know you and could give two $#@!s about your opinion. What we do know is that you are — Joseph J. Flynn ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@JosephJFlynn1) December 7, 2018
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    Today, 09:39 PM
    Doing real estate business in Chicago requires payoffs.
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    Today, 09:33 PM
    Covered. Even though it was Danke.................................................
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    Today, 09:28 PM
    Yes, just how lawless does a state have to be? Definition of republic 1a(1) : a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch and who in modern times is usually a president (2) : a political unit (such as a nation) having such a form of government b(1) : a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law (2) : a political unit (such as a nation) having such a form of government
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    Today, 09:23 PM
    Your attempts to link this to Trump are pathetic. The Chinese have been increasing their attacks on Christians for some time: Christianity crackdown: Police in China raid SUMMER CAMP Started by Swordsmyth, 08-17-2018 Other religions too: China reportedly holding thousands of Muslims in internment camps Started by Swordsmyth, 05-18-2018
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    Today, 09:06 PM
    Yup, I'm just wondering exactly what it will take to get a declaration admitting that one of these states no longer follows the rule of law.
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    Today, 09:03 PM
    Swordsmyth replied to a thread Mexico. in World News & Affairs
    The Mexican armed forces are working on a national security strategy aimed at allowing them to combat common crime, such as theft, armed robbery and homicide, Mexican Defense Secretary Luis Crescencio Sandoval said Dec. 11, according to El Informador. More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/mexico-armed-forces-develop-new-security-strategy
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    Today, 09:02 PM
    Swordsmyth replied to a thread Mexico. in World News & Affairs
    Sen. Ricardo Monreal, the coordinator for the ruling National Regeneration Movement, has said he will ask the Mexican prosecutor general to deliver a report on alleged corruption by members of the nation's judiciary, Sin Embargo reported Dec. 11. Monreal has also said he would ask for a detailed report on the Mexican federal judiciary's results in prosecuting corruption cases, including the number of cases opened and the sentences delivered. More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/mexico-senate-chief-asks-prosecutor-general-deliver-report-corrupt-judges
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    Today, 08:48 PM
    What will it take before we declare that one of these deep blue states no longer has a Republican form of government?
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    Today, 08:39 PM
    Russia will declassify all correspondence with the United States regarding election meddling in the 2016 US election if the US agrees to it, according to state owned RT, citing a senior official of the Cyber Threats Response Center. "We are ready to make public all correspondence if the US side gives its consent to it," said deputy director of the FSB-run CTRC, Nikolai Murashov, in a Tuesday statement to reporters. He added that the files are currently classified. Washington’s cooperation in probing the Democratic National Committee (DNC) hacking attacks was limited, the official said. Moscow had only received a number of messages “containing technical information about the hack,” Murashov explained. Russian cyber security experts examined it even before Donald Trump’s inauguration. “An exhaustive response was then sent to the American side.” The US, for its part, is reluctant to collaborate with Russia on ensuring the security of cyberspace, he said, adding Washington “unilaterally blocked” bilateral efforts. -RT A Russian hacking group affiliated with the Kremlin, Fancy Bear, was identified by cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike as the culprit behind a hack of the Democratic National Committee. Founded by Russian expat and Atlantic Council member Dmitri Alperovitch and funded with $100 million raised by Google, Crowdstrike was forced by the Ukrainian government to retract a report that their artillery had been hacked by Russia. CrowdStrike has retracted statements it used to buttress claims of Russian hacking https://t.co/8AZOvoQl0K — Michael Tracey (@mtracey) March 28, 2017 And still, the US intelligence community has uncritically relied on Crowdstrike's conclusion as the foundation of the Russian hacking narrative - despite credible evidence that the "hacked" DNC emails were copied locally at speeds highly unlikely over the internet - much less from halfway around the world.
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    Today, 08:35 PM
    Jeff Mason, Reuters White House correspondent, reports that Trump would consider intervening in case of Huawei CFO if it would serve national security and help with a China trade deal... “If I think it’s good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal ever made – which is a very important thing – what’s good for national security – I would certainly intervene if I thought it was necessary,” Trump said. Trump also said the White House has spoken with the Justice Department about the case, as well as Chinese officials. “They have not called me yet. They are talking to my people. But they have not called me yet,” he said when asked if he has spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping about the case. And then said that China is buying tremendous amounts of soybeans and that he will meet again with President Xi on trade if necessary. More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-11/stocks-yuan-rally-meng-bail-trump-trade-comments
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    Today, 08:33 PM
    After three days and a lengthy recap of both the government's case for holding Meng Wanzhou and her defense attorney's case for offering her a surety bond, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Ehrcke has ruled that he is satisfied with the terms Meng’s lawyer is proposing for her bail. The Huawei CFO will be released from custody and live at her Vancouver home under round-the-clock in-person surveillance, and she will also wear an electronic ankle monitor while she awaits extradition hearings. Meng must also surrender her passport. Meng must also cover all the costs of her surveillance, carry paperwork detailing the terms of her bail at all times, and submit to checks from the RCMP. She will also be subject to a curfew. The financial terms of her bail were steep: They required at least five people to post $3 million in collateral and a $7 million cash deposit. Meng's next court date has been set for Feb. 6. All of those who came forward are residents of British Columbia who came forward in court and affirmed that they would be comfortable contributing to Meng's bond, according to Global News. One of the individuals was a realtor who worked with the Meng family, another is a homemaker and family friend. A Vancouver realtor who helped Meng’s family purchase their Vancouver homes said he will pledge his $1.8-million property and act as surety, the court heard. An insurance agent who has been a Canadian citizen since 1999 and once worked with Meng at Huawei also offered to act as surety. He said he has known Meng since the mid-1990s and is pledging $500,000 of equity from his $1.4-million home. The third surety is a homemaker. Her husband used to work at Huawei and knew Meng well, the court heard. She pledged $850,000 of equity from her home on Vancouver’s west side. Another surety is one of Meng’s Vancouver neighbours who says she is close to the family, particularly with the parents of Meng’s husband. She pledged $50,000 in cash. During a review of the opposing cases for whether Meng should receive bail, Justice Ehrcke noted that Meng was arrested on a provisional warrant and that the US must complete documentation to lodge an official extradition request. Meng's attorney has already selected a private security company that he asked be given the authority to apprehend Meng should she violate the terms of her bail. The company is called Lions Gate Risk Management. While on bail, Meng said she would like to remain in Vancouver to try and obtain her PhD at a local university.
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    Today, 08:18 PM
    A conservative college student attempted to take on the Chicago political machine and lost — but the way he lost may result in more than 2,600 residents charged with a felony. David Krupa, a 19-year-old freshman at DePaul University, decided to run for alderman of Chicago’s 13th ward and take on current alderman Marty Quinn. But Krupa wasn’t just going up against Quinn. He was actually going up against Illinois state House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, the state’s most powerful politician, referred to as Boss Madigan, according to Chicago Tribune reporter John Kass. Krupa drives a forklift and is studying political science and economics. He needed 473 valid signatures from residents of the 13th ward in order to run for alderman. He got 1,703. In a strange — and corrupt — turn of events, before Krupa could file his signatures, 2,796 ward residents signed affidavits revoking their signatures to Krupa’s petition. “Revocations are serious legal documents, signed and notarized. Lying on a legal document is a felony and can lead to a charge of perjury. If you’re convicted of perjury, you may not work for a government agency. And I know that there are many in the 13th Ward on the government payroll,” Kass wrote. Jim Allen, an election board spokesman, told Kass the board receives “a few revocations here and there in very rare electoral board cases over the years,” but said no one could remember ever receiving this many in the past. Just 187 of the signatures on Krupa’s original petition matched with those of the revocations, meaning 2,609 people committed fraud by signing an official legal document saying they had signed the original petition but hadn’t. One has to wonder what these ward residents were told to get them to sign such a document. This reporter can’t imagine they were told the whole truth about what they were signing. Michael Dorf, the election attorney representing Krupa, called the case a “clown car of felonies” “This is clown school and election fraud. This is going way, way beyond the line. David is a huge underdog. Go ahead and beat him on Election Day, or do subtle fraud, like taking away yard signs, but when this number of false affidavits are filed, you’re talking fundamental fraud, epic fraud,” Dorf told Kass.
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    Today, 08:00 PM
    It was certainly one of the greatest nights of his life. Kyler Murray (shown), the quarterback for the storied football program at the University of Oklahoma, had just won college football’s most coveted award — the Heisman Trophy — giving the Sooners their seventh winner (a number matched only by the historic programs of Notre Dame and Ohio State), when USA Today decided to dig up tweets Murray made when he was a 15-year-old boy in Allen, Texas. Scott Gleeson, a USA Today writer based in Chicago, who, by his own admission, “focuses on issues outside the general sports arena — on LGBT athletes and coaches” and other such “social issues” — reported that Murray had evidently not been as politically correct when he was 15 as Gleeson felt he should have been. Gleeson wrote, “But the Oklahoma quarterback’s memorable night also helped resurface social media’s memory of several homophobic tweets more than six years old.” Gleeson said, “When Murray was 15 years old, he tweeted at his friends (via his since-verified Twitter account) using an anti-gay slur to defame them. Four offensive tweets remained active on his account late Saturday night. That a reporter would actually dig up remarks made by a teenage boy bantering with his friends in order to throw a cloud over his great night is certainly reprehensible, but not surprising. After all, one only has to recall how Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee chose to dig up an old high-school yearbook in a vain effort to smear Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and keep him off the Supreme Court. But, of course, that is politics. Apparently, to some on the Left, nothing is off limits, even if someone is not running for political office. More at: https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/item/30880-usa-today-trashes-heisman-trophy-winner-for-tweets-he-sent-when-he-was-15
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    Today, 07:44 PM
    Swordsmyth replied to a thread Catalonia in World News & Affairs
    SPAIN’S Interior Minister has threatened to send national police to Catalonia if local authorities fail to stop a repeat of protests which shut down main roads at the weekend. Fernando Grande-Marlaska accused the local Catalan police, the Mossos d’Esquadra, of doing nothing to prevent pro-independence protesters blocking the main AP-7 toll road for 15 hours. The pro-independence groups blocked a highway and broke toll machines on a day of national holiday which saw an increase in traffic volumes. In an open letter, the minister wrote: "Serious disruptions of public order and traffic security, such as those seen in the last few days, need to be dealt with by the regional police. “If this does not happen, the government will order an intervention by the state police.” The involvement of national police would spark havoc in Catalonia, where up to half of the populations want to split away from Spain and they have they own law enforcement administration. Mr Grande-Marlaska said the local authorities needed to show they were able to keep order and prevent any repeat of the protests. In a radio interview, he said: “It was observed that there was no intervention by the regional police, a reality that is difficult to deny.”
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    Today, 07:41 PM
    The government on Tuesday ruled out a truce, one day after the Saudi-led coalition said military operations were ongoing in Hodeida. The government alliance launched an offensive to retake the rebel-held city in June, sparking an international outcry over the fate of its 600,000 residents and a port crucial for food imports. "This has been proposed as part of the general framework, and this is what we came to make progress on: a full, complete ceasefire. But I think we will be unable to achieve this progress in this round," Zaeel told AFP. "This is a round of talks to prepare for that." More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/yemen-govt-rebels-swap-names-15-000-prisoners-115911599.html
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    Today, 07:23 PM
    Yeah, then someone will try to blame Trump for that too.
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    Today, 06:55 PM
    The UK will be better off and the EU will be more hurt. The mad scheme to conquer Europe by stealth is falling apart.
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    The protestors may have some wrong ideas about what the cure should consist of but they are absolutely right about the disease, France is overtaxed, over-regulated, being conquered by an unaccountable foreign ruling class in Brussels and being overrun by hostile foreign invaders with the collaboration of its own government. Macron must go.
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