“The Deep State Is Real”, UK’s Dominic Cummings Admits

https://www.nationandstate.com/2023/01/30/the-deep-state-is-real-uks-dominic-cummings-admits/?amp

Authored by Lily Zhou via The Epoch Times, “The deep state is real,” according to Dominic Cummings, former Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ex-chief advisor. In an interview with the “Manifold” podcast last week, Cummings said the so-called deep state, a moniker for the unelected bureaucracy, wields far more […]

The Pelosis’ Blatant Cheating! | Call Me Stormy

https://callmestormy.net/2023/01/30/the-pelosis-blatant-cheating/?amp=1

The Pelosis–Nancy and Paul–continue to turn a blind eye to stock-trading regulations, which stipulates it’s illegal to benefit from inside information.

Nevertheless, Matt Kohrs reports they continue to cheat with no regard for rules and regulations. Their latest caper came four weeks ago, when they sold $3 million in Google stock, avoiding a major hit to their portfolio. They conducted sales in $10,000 chunks following the report that the DOJ was filing a lawsuit against Google to break up its ad technology monopoly. Hmm, I wonder where the Pelosis got that piece of info in advance?

Kohrs says that despite the blatant and massive insider-trading abuses by the Pelosis and many others in Congress, the SEC just doesn’t care. Why? Because Congress writes their paychecks!. Here’s more from Kohrs…

Hawley Introduces The PELOSI Act | PA Pundits – International

https://papundits.wordpress.com/2023/01/30/hawley-introduces-the-pelosi-act/

Yesterday, Senator Josh Hawley introduced a long-overdue bill that would ban members of Congress from trading and owning stocks. To this we say: It’s about time. But if the best part of the bill is what it does, the second-best part is surely its name: the Preventing Elected Leaders from Owning Securities and Investments Act.

Yes, it’s called the PELOSI Act.

“Members of Congress and their spouses,” Hawley trumpeted “shouldn’t be using their position to get rich on the stock market — today l’m introducing legislation to BAN stock trading and ownership by members of Congress. I call it the PELOSI Act.”

Good on Senator Hawley, and doubly good for the brilliant acronym…

History of DDT ocean dumping off L.A. coast even worse than expected, EPA finds

https://www.nationandstate.com/2023/01/30/history-of-ddt-ocean-dumping-off-l-a-coast-even-worse-than-expected-epa-finds/?amp

After an exhaustive historical investigation into the barrels of DDT waste reportedly dumped decades ago near Catalina Island, federal regulators concluded that the toxic pollution in the deep ocean could be far worse … than what scientists anticipated. In internal memos made public recently, officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency …

The Cost Of Living Has Become Extremely Oppressive And 57% Of Americans Cannot Afford A $1,000 Emergency Expense

https://www.nationandstate.com/2023/01/29/the-cost-of-living-has-become-extremely-oppressive-and-57-of-americans-cannot-afford-a-1000-emergency-expense/?amp

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

I don’t have to tell you that your money doesn’t go as far as it once did.  You see it every time that you go shopping.  Our leaders flooded the system with money and pursued highly inflationary policies for years, and now we are all paying the price. 

The cost of living has been rising much faster than our incomes have, and this is systematically destroying the middle class.  Survey after survey has shown that a solid majority of the population is living paycheck to paycheck,..

“We Will Root Out The Deep State” – Trump Begins 2024 Campaign In New Hampshire, South Carolina

Comment by tonytran2015: To root out the Deep State may need the ruthlessness of Stalin (https://survivaltricks.wordpress.com/2023/01/28/joseph-stalin-and-antisemitism-wikipedia/). John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln were assassinated, Richard Nixon was impeached and D. Trump was framed.

https://www.nationandstate.com/2023/01/29/we-will-root-out-the-deep-state-trump-begins-2024-campaign-in-new-hampshire-south-carolina/?amp

“We will root out the deep state and stop the weaponization of federal agencies because there’s a weaponization like nobody’s ever seen,” Trump added…

Electronic Addictions, Las Vegas Style | Dawn Pisturino’s Blog

https://dawnpisturino.wordpress.com/2023/01/23/electronic-addictions-las-vegas-style/

why are people so attracted to the Las Vegas type of bells and whistles that they find in casinos, amusement parks, and video arcades? Why are they mesmerized by these same effects on their video games, computers, and smartphones? Are consumers being trained to use electronic devices like toys – and not just tools for business and communication?

According to an article posted on the Psychology Today website, “the typical American spends about 1460 hours per year on their smartphone” (Brooks, 2019, para. 2). The author attributes this behavior to the variable ratio reinforcement schedule, a conditioning process that draws users over and over again to their electronic devices, and in particular, video games. With the right psychological rewards in place, users can quickly become hooked (Brooks, 2019, para. 3)…

CDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidance After FDA Makes Change | The Epoch Times | Truth2Freedom’s Blog

https://truth4freedom.wordpress.com/2023/01/29/cdc-issues-new-covid-19-guidance-after-fda-makes-change-the-epoch-times/

FDA Pulls Authorization The agency said that as of now, the drug cannot neutralize a number of Omicron subvariants like BQ.1, BQ.1.1, BF.7, BF.11, BA.5.2.6, BA.4.6, BA.2.75.2, XBB, and XBB.1.5.

The Nichols Videotapes and Their Impact on the Prosecution of the Former Memphis Officers – JONATHAN TURLEY

https://jonathanturley.org/2023/01/29/the-nichols-videotapes-and-their-impact-on-the-prosecution-of-the-former-officers/

Here is the column:

The release of the videotapes from the lethal arrest of Tyre Nichols, 29, shows a shocking in its lack of professional tactics and procedures. This looks like adrenaline-filled rage . . . from the officers. At certain points, it is the suspect who sounds to be trying to deescalate the situation.

It is unfortunately not unique. In physical encounters, officers can escalate violence and lose control with lethal consequences.

The footage helps establish a number of legal points. The force is clearly and undeniably excessive. It was a complete breakdown of training and supervision.

It is hard to look at this tape objectively and analytically given the emotional impact of the scene. Yet, the footage helps establish a number of legal points.

There is both a state and federal investigation ongoing and the tapes will help and hurt aspects of those cases.

Murder

There is ample basis for taking a second-degree murder case to trial. However, the tape also shows where the defense is likely to go in the coming weeks.

The officers are not just facing second-degree murder charges but a whole slew of charges from aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping to official oppression. The aggravated assault and official oppression charges are amply supported by the videotape. The defense will likely focus on controlling the damage rather than leave the case unscathed.

The defense is likely to attack the second degree murder charge because there was a rapid escalation and a defendant fled. One officer is shown saying that Nichols tried to grab his gun. While the beatings on the tape could well justify most people fleeing in fear, second degree murder is “a knowing killing of another.” It does not require premeditation. The officers appear out of control but the counsel will argue that they did not knowingly or intentionally try to kill Nichols. Indeed, his death may have been caused in part by the delay in medical aid.

The aggravated kidnapping could also face challenge. Usually an invalid stop or arrest is not treated as kidnapping, particularly after a suspect allegedly flees.

Finally, the “one-size-fits-all” charges for five officers could prove problematic. The officers are not using the same level of force. The worst acts include an officer positioning himself to get a clear shot to kick Nichols in the face as two officers struggle with him on the ground.

Most horrific cases tend to look monolithic at the outset. However, more granular details emerge over time that can differentiate the conduct of individual officers.  The detail on these tapes shows different conduct and levels of force that a jury will have to balance.

Civil Rights Violation

The tapes would initially appear to show a death caused by excessive force caused by a lack of training and control rather than racial animus. However, this case was quickly framed in racial terms. That is not unique with our hair-triggered commentary and coverage.

This month, when a man killed 10 people and injured 10 others in Southern California, politicians and pundits rushed forward to declare the attack as a hate crime. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer denounced the “bigotry and hate” of the crime.

Politicians did not wait to learn that it was committed by an Asian American with a history of mental illness who claimed to be “the president of Tokyo.”

Similar comments followed the death of Nichols before it was revealed that all of the officers are also African-American.

That is why the move of the Justice Department to open a civil rights investigation is surprising. While denouncing this killing, Police chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis told the public that the race of the officers “takes off the table that issues and problems in law enforcement [are] about race.”

There was a general rule that such civil rights investigations would follow state investigations and charges. That rule was discarded by the Obama Administration in cases like the killing of Trayvon Martin. After the fanfare of the investigation, the Administration quietly shut it down and did not bring any charges.

This is another case where the opening of the civil rights investigation may be premature. Memphis quickly fired all five officers and indicted them in a remarkably short time. They then denounced the officers’ actions and sought second-degree murder convictions.

Since a federal prosecution would follow the state prosecution, it is not clear why the Biden Administration launched the investigation. Having a set of federal investigators pursuing witnesses and analyzing evidence can present challenges for local police in making the case against these officers.

One element that remains unknown is the view on the validity of the traffic stop. Officers are shown in videotape saying that Nichols almost hit their car and was driving dangerously. Race-based incidents often involve pre-textual or invalid reasons for a stop. The prosecutors expressly declined to say that the initial traffic stop for reckless driving was pre-textual.

In the end, the mere fact that the officers are black does not negate the possibility of a civil rights violation. However, the videotapes suggest a more common explanation of officers who are poorly trained and out of control in a physical altercation.

What is most clear is that the officers all deserved to be fired and that justice is being done. That point may be lost on protesters, but the police, prosecutors, and defense counsel are seeking real justice in the case of Tyre Nichols.

Unanswered questions from videos of Tyre Nichols’ arrest – BBC News

Comment by tonytran2015: US claimed that Russian soldiers treated Ukrainian civilians brutally. Here is the proof that US police treated their own people equally brutally and murderously.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-64442019

Everyone who has seen the footage of Tyre Nichols’ fatal encounter with five Memphis police officers has come to the same conclusion: something went horribly wrong that night...