Busses full of AstroTurf “Protesters” arrive In Chicago to get poor people fired from their menial jobs

Via thegatewaypundit : “Soros Is Stepping Up His Game” – Unmarked Deluxe Busses Arrive In Chicago Full Of “Protestors”

Thousands of people have recently taken to the streets of Chicago to protest the current minimum wage and demand an increase to $15/hr. One of the initial problems with this wage increase is that a cashier at McDonald’s should not be a job one aspires to retain for the rest of their lives; fast food jobs have classically been reserved as a first job for teenagers, and some college students, who are trying to make a buck between classes.

Increasingly, however, due to poor government intervention in business and expansions in welfare, these jobs have been increasingly filled by middle-aged people who have become victims of the left’s system of governance. So what is the solution? Well, apparently it is to increase McDonald’s service people’s jobs to that of entry-level accountants, which then prompts major fast food chains like McDonalds to do away with those jobs altogether and replace them with self-serving kiosks and machines. So why would this fight continue if it is not only both bad for the company but also bad for the actual future of those fast food jobs? Well, because it is being *highly* funded by far-left organizations.

4Chan first noticed that dozens of expensive, unmarked, buses took to Chicago filled with “protestors” holding uniform and expensively printed signs

Read the whole thing: “Soros Is Stepping Up His Game” – Unmarked Deluxe Busses Arrive In Chicago Full Of “Protestors”

You can always tell when the summer protest season is about to start … because here in Chicago the month before is when and where all of the Soros Paid AstroTurf “Protesters” practice their marching, chanting, and occupying … and within a week or two they will also practice some light rioting.

Every year it’s the same routine rehearsal, every year the media act like it’s a “surprising uprising” of some sort.

The nice thing about this is, because these “Community Organizers” call Chicago “Home”, they don’t get too violent (Unless there is a Trump rally that is) and in about three weeks they will spread out to all the other cities where the real action will be.

And lest we forget: The true minimum wage is now, and always has been … zero.

This is a safe play for Rand: Rand Paul Moves to Force Vote Opposing Saudi Weapons Deal

Source: Exclusive — Rand Paul Explains Move to Force Vote Opposing Saudi Weapons Deal – Breitbart

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a key ally of President Donald Trump’s in the U.S. Senate, plans to force a senate vote regarding the Trump administration’s new more-than-$100 billion Saudi Arabian weapons deal announced on the president’s foreign trip.

Rand gets to posture to the Libertarian wing of the GOP with little chance of actually succeeding at blocking the very lucrative deal.

Kim Dotcom Insists that Seth Rich Was Behind DNC Hack

Entrepreneur’s statement contradicts the Rich family’s denials.

Source: Kim Dotcom Insists that Seth Rich Was Behind DNC Hack

Here is his statement in full:

#SETHRICH WAS A HERO”

“I KNOW THAT SETH RICH WAS INVOLVED IN THE DNC LEAK

I know this because in late 2014 a person contacted me about helping me to start a branch of the Internet Party in the United States. He called himself Panda. I now know that Panda was Seth Rich.

Panda advised me that he was working on voter analytics tools and other technologies that the Internet Party may find helpful.

I communicated with Panda on a number of topics including corruption and the influence of corporate money in politics.

I was referring to what I knew when I did an interview with Bloomberg in New Zealand in May 2015. In that interview I hinted that Julian Assange and Wikileaks [sic] would release information about Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election.

The Rich family has reached out to me to ask that I be sensitive to their loss in my public comments. That request is entirely reasonable.

I have consulted with my lawyers. I accept that my full statement should be provided to the authorities and I am prepared to do that so that there can be a full investigation. My lawyers will speak with the authorities regarding the proper process.

If my evidence is required to be given in the United States I would be prepared to do so if appropriate arrangements are made. I would need a guarantee from Special Counsel Mueller, on behalf of the United States, of safe passage from New Zealand to the United States and back. In the coming days we will be communicating with the appropriate authorities to make the necessary arrangements. In the meantime, I will make no further comment.

STATEMENT FROM

KIM DOTCOM

I find all of the news articles and commentary feverishly attempting to impugn Kim Dotcom’s integrity quite interesting.

So why Kim is a wanted man today? MegaUpload.

Does anyone really think that it’s just a coincidence that Cloud Storage is now a multi-billion dollar a year business controlled by multinational corporations who hoover up private data and use it for their own purposes while providing a service that that Kim pretty much invented and was then drummed out of?

Kim’s Megaupload service didn’t interfere with his customer’s privacy. He didn’t care what you stored in the cloud – as long as you paid your fees. (although it wasn’t called the “Cloud” back then – it was called an “illegal sharing” site by our government – why has that changed?)  Contrary to news reports, Megaupload was never a “Streaming” service at all. It was simply straight up cloud storage. Just like Drop Box, One Drive, Apple Cloud, etc.

Kim respects user’s privacy? Well we can’t allow that on the internet!

Today’s Modern corporate controlled cloud storage will instantly delete your data if the provider thinks that it might “Infringe” on someone’s IP … which means the modern corporate cloud is analyzing ALL of your data, and the only guarantee of privacy that you have is in your ULA … which can change without notice at any time.

There is some BS going on here alright. Trumped up charges to remove credibility and steal a business idea from a not too likable silicon valley technologist. Then use the erroneous prosecution to say that the target of the governmental abuse “lacks integrity”. It’s a cute game that the government plays all of the time.

If anyone knows what’s going on behind the scenes in the cloud storage world it’s Kim Dotcom. He literally wrote the book on data tracking and storage. If he says he knows where a block of data came from, you can be pretty sure he actually does know.

I’m disappointed that Kim hasn’t released any proof or data logs, but you can’t blame Kim for trying to parlay his information into some sort of immunity deal. It would have been a good idea if Law Enforcement actually had any interest at all in getting to the bottom of the murder of Seth Rich.

That the law only wants to keep telling the public “nothing to see here, move along” while not actually showing any signs of actually … you know … investigating the murder, speaks volumes.

Exposed: Obama intel agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans for years

Barack Obama's team secretly disclosed years of illegal NSA searches spying on Americans

Barack Obama’s team secretly disclosed years of illegal NSA searches spying on Americans

Source: Barack Obama’s team secretly disclosed years of illegal NSA searches spying on Americans

The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community.

The Obama administration self-disclosed the problems at a closed-door hearing Oct. 26 before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that set off alarm. Trump was elected less than two weeks later.

Good read: Death of the ‘impeach Trump’ movement

Trump’s triumphal romp through Saudi Arabia

Trump’s triumphal romp through Saudi Arabia

BARRY FARBER: Death of the ‘impeach Trump’ movement

Separate me, please, from those scribes who try to pretend their work is all shrewd analysis marinated in the astringent juices of their own genius. Cut it out! We’re all just guessing.

And here are the rules for this great profession of “guessing.” If you’re a good guesser, you’re allowed to keep on guessing. If you guess wrong about something big, you’ve got to quit guessing for a while, something like sitting in the penalty box in hockey. In this space you may have read that Donald Trump would win the Republican nomination when there were 16 others in the running. Later you may have read right here that Trump would win the election. So, leave me alone. I’m allowed to guess again!

You know there’s been talk, fearsome talk, about a new American civil war. We’ve already had that new civil war. And Trump is the winner.

It’s true what they say about Trump Derangement Syndrome. The mask is off. The Democrats don’t give a gnat’s kidney about pre-existing conditions or immigration or sanctuary cities. They’re still recoiling from Trumpogenic election-night trauma, and they want American life to return to “normal,” meaning Trump apologizes for his effrontery and goes back full-time into real estate and Hillary becomes president. Nothing short of that will do, but they’re just beginning to see and sense that they’re not going to achieve that absurd goal.

Read it all: Death of the ‘impeach Trump’ movement

Fake News: Trump Asked Intel Heads to Counter FBI Investigation

The non-Fake News version of the story, when it comes out, probably goes something like, “President Trump asks intel heads to counter leaks and unauthorized surveillance. Obama appointed and hired spooks refuse to stop leaking and surveillance to try to keep the “Russia!” narrative alive in hopes that the President never finds out about the political wet-work performed at the behest of the Democrat campaign team.”

Or

The non-Fake News version of the story might ever go something like, “Trump asked intel heads confirm what several Senators, Representatives, and Intelligence Department heads have claimed over and over on national TV, that there is no evidence of Russian-Trump election collusion.”

Hey, making up the news is fun! No wonder the media all do it!!!

I’m not linking to WAPO: Report: Trump Asked Intel Heads to Counter FBI Investigation

President Donald Trump reportedly asked the heads of American intelligence agencies to counter the FBI’s investigation of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russian entities.

At what point does the media’s credibility run out?

Update: Former CIA Chief Squashes Accusations Trump Tried to Shut Down Investigation

Testifying before Congress on Tuesday, Obama’s former CIA chief John Brennan squashed liberal accusations that President Trump had pressured the intelligence community to shut-down their investigation in to Russian election interference.

The ranking democrat on the House Intelligence committee, Adam Schiff, asked Brennan point-blank if the President had pressured anyone to “drop” the investigation of Michael Flynn.

“Have any members of the [Intelligence Community] shared with you their concerns that the president was attempting to enlist the help of people within the intelligence community to drop the Flynn investigation?” asked Schiff.

“No Sir,” said the former CIA chief.

“Are you aware of any efforts the president has made to enlist the support of intelligence community personnel to push back on a narrative involving the collusion issue?” pressed the democrat.

“I am unaware of it,” Brennan told the committee.

Nothing.

Yea that’s what I thought.

This seems Important, so why is there nothing in my Main Stream “News Feed” this morning? Kim Dotcom: ‘I Knew Seth Rich. I Know He Was the Wikileaks Source’

“I was involved.”

Source: Kim Dotcom Claims He Knew Seth Rich

Infamous internet entrepreneur/hacker Kim Dotcom has offered to give the United States Congress “written testimony with evidence that Seth Rich was Wikileaks source” — if Congress agrees to include the Seth Rich case in their Russia probe.

Seth Rich is the Democratic National Committee staffer who was gunned down in Northwest D.C. near his home last July. Police have called it a “botched robbery,” but — curiously — nothing was stolen from him, including “his wallet, cell phone, keys, watch or necklace worth about $2,000.”

Some random thoughts from various commentators:

Here’s to hoping that special counsel Robert Mueller will look into this.

Kim Dotcom is at least a named source going on the record. That makes his testimony 100% more credible than anything broadcast by the news media.