Mollie Hemingway X post: Just left oral arguments over Colorado’s partisan court attempt to remove popular Republican candidate from presidential ballot. Based on questioning and response, legal observers I spoke with said this could be 7-2, 8-1, even 9-0.
Techno Fog Threadreader post: Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report has been released. “Biden willfully retained” marked and unmarked classified documents at his home. This “risked serious damage to America’s national security”. Yet Biden will not be charged.
Donald Trump Jr. X post: So Joe Biden is old & cognitively impaired (8 yrs ago) according to special prosecutor Hur, that’s why he won’t be charged for leaving classified documents all over the place. However, he’s still 100% ok to lead the free world & hold the nuclear football! Totally makes sense!
Matthew Continetti contributor to Washington Free Beacon: Americans aren’t the only ones who read Hur’s report or watched Biden’s televised meltdown. America’s enemies did too. The world was a dangerous place before this afternoon. It has grown more dangerous since. There’s another reason for concern. Who is running the White House?
Monica Showalter contributor to American Thinker: So, the question is: what was Biden’s staff thinking, letting him speak to the nation at a time past his known bedtime, when he was clearly agitated, angry, defensive and obviously disoriented. He called the president of Mexico El-Sisi; El-Sisi is the president of Egypt. There were other obvious and serious lapses of sentience in his short, befuddled talk. One has to wonder if his staff, seeing the writing on the wall, meant to expose his dementia to the nation at this time. Isn’t it possible that they know he is non compos mentis and want to speed up the process of removing him from office? They had to know he would behave exactly as he did. No matter how many drugs he is given when he must appear in public, they are no longer working; they cannot fix or conceal his palpable dementia.
Chris J. Krisinger contributor to American Thinker: It’s Super Bowl week, and one of many hyped events now surrounding the game has become the customary media interview with the sitting American president. But President Joe Biden — or, maybe more correctly, his handlers — has passed for the second year in a row on this prime opportunity, this time in an election year, to plug his agenda and record. Before these two years, the annual Super Bowl interview with the president was watched by tens of millions of viewers.
Yuval Noah Harari World Economic Forum acolyte: “If [Donald Trump is elected again], it is likely to be the kind of, like, the death blow to what remains of the global order. And he says it openly. Now, again, it should be clear that many of these politicians, they present a false dichotomy, a false binary vision of the world as if you have to choose between patriotism and globalism, between being loyal to your nation and being loyal to some kind of, I don’t know, global government or whatever.”
Katya Sedgwick contributor to The American Mind: No doubt many Somalians experienced horrible hardship and appreciate the sense of stability and every opportunity America has to offer. But American citizenship is neither a right to be claimed by foreign nationals nor a reward for suffering. We owe it to ourselves to let refugees from far-flung lands whose culture we understand poorly to settle elsewhere.
DEMOCRAT MARXIST PLAYBOOK: ABOLISH THE SECOND AMENDMENT
Adelmann: Hawaii Defies Bruen Ruling, Voids Second Amendment in Aloha State
In a remarkable reinterpretation of the Second Amendment, the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii ruled on Wednesday that an individual exercising rights guaranteed under that Amendment was guilty of violating the state’s laws supporting that right. If that seems counter-intuitive to you, you’re not alone. In its ruling the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii noted that the wording of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is identical with the wording in Hawaii’s constitution: Article I, section 17 of the Hawaiʻi Constitution mirrors the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. However, the high court in the Aloha State took great pains — 53 pages of them — to reinterpret it: […]
BIDEN CRIME FAMILY
Solomon & Richards: Biden used private email and fake names for official business, shared White House comms with family
The National Archives have only turned over 60 of the 82,000 secretive — and possibly illegal — emails preserved in its records, which frustrated Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, who vowed to use the “power of the gavel” to obtain the records. A former FBI intelligence officer said “Not only does it violate federal records laws […] Gmail is not a secure government communications system. And especially not for White House business.” As early as 2010, Joe Biden routinely used a private email account with a fake name to conduct official government business as vice president, and at times copied his sons and brother on exchanges that included some of the highest ranking officials inside the White House, according to documents released under a historic lawsuit against the National Archives.
Read more at Just The News.
BIDEN’S DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: PERSECUTE YOUR OPPOSITION, PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP & HIS FORMER TRUMP EMPLOYEES, SUPPORTERS & WH STAFF
Whedon: Trump demands end to Jack Smith probe after Biden special counsel recommends no charges
In the wake of a scathing report in which special counsel Robert Hur harshly criticized President Joe Biden’s handling of classified materials but opted against bringing charges, former President Donald Trump called for prosecutors to “immediately” end the prosecution against him over similar alleged conduct. “They should immediately drop the case against me,” Trump told Fox News. “I am covered by the Presidential Records Act — he wasn’t. He had many, many times more documents — totally unguarded. Mine were always surrounded by Secret Service and in locked rooms.”
Fox News: Alina Habba calls for charges to be dropped against Trump after Biden classified doc report
U.S. SUPREME COURT: TRUMP VS ANDERSON
Emmons: Justice Alito indicates that states could go after Biden for releasing funds to Iran if Colorado decision holds
Justice Samuel Alito questioned attorney Jason Murray, who was representing Colorado before the Supreme Court on Thursday to argue that Colorado has the right to strike Donald Trump from the presidential ballot in 2024. In so doing, Alito questioned what other actions a president could take that could be construed as insurrection and lead to that president’s prosecution. “And suppose there’s a country that proclaims again and again and again that the United States is its biggest enemy,” Alito asked. “And suppose that the President of the United States, for diplomatic reasons, thinks that it’s in the best interests of the United States to provide funds or release funds, that so that they can be used by that, by that country could a state determine that that person has given aid and comfort to the enemy, and therefore keep that person off the ballot?”
Lyman: ‘I’m Not Gonna Say This Again’: Justice Gorsuch Chides Colorado Lawyer After Leaving Him Tongue-Tied
Gorsuch interjected to note that Murray had previously argued that Trump is disqualified from holding office “from the moment [an insurrection] happens.” “So you say there’s no legislation necessary, I thought that was the whole theory of your case,” Gorsuch said. Murray argued that “of course” there needs to be a procedure to remedy the enforcement of the disqualification and began to speak of the de Facto Officer Doctrine before Gorsuch told Murray to put that argument of ‘DeFacto Doctrine’ aside.
Read more/Listen to the 5:06 minute exchange: https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/08/neil-gorsuch-jason-murray-trump-ballot-case/
Margolis: Kavanaugh Destroys Colorado’s Case to Kick Trump Off Ballot
A key point of contention was the potential for states to have different conclusions about a candidate’s eligibility, as well as the possibility of retaliatory actions by states to exclude a different candidate from their ballot. Even justices from the liberal wing of the court expressed concern about this.
Justice Elena Kagan, for example, asked […] Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, whom Joe Biden nominated, questioned why […] But the real nail in the coffin of Colorado’s case came from Justice Brett Kavanaugh while questioning attorney Jason Murray. “Some of the rhetoric of your position — I don’t think it is your position — some of the rhetoric of your position seems to suggest, unless the states can do this, no one can prevent […]
Scarry: Democrat Lawyer Admits At Supreme Court That Only One Party Can Be Allowed To Rig Elections
There was never a purer demonstration of how traitorous Democrats are about “defending democracy,” or whatever corny phrase they like to use, than what just happened at the Supreme Court. At the very end of oral arguments in the Colorado case determining whether the state had the right to remove former President Donald Trump’s name from the 2024 ballot, Justice Samuel Alito asked the state’s solicitor general, Shannon Stevenson, what’s going to happen if other states “retaliate” by, say, removing Joe Biden from theirs. Elected officials in at least six states have suggested it as a course of action. It’s an obvious question that Stevenson either wasn’t prepared for or knew it would expose her state’s case as a tragic joke.
THE CORRUPT & DANGEROUS U.S. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES & THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE APPARATUS
Hinderaker: Consider this narrative from the Hur report:
In Mr. Biden’s interview with our office, he explained that he took his notebooks with him after his vice presidency because “[t]hey are mine,” and explained that “every President before me has done the same exact thing.” He also specifically referenced President Reagan, who, after leaving office, kept handwritten diaries containing classified information at his private home, as discussed in Chapter Ten. In his written answers, Mr. Biden wrote that, “[l]ike presidents and vice presidents before me, I understand these notes to be my personal property.” He declined to answer several questions about whether he believed his notes contained classified information; whether he believed he was authorized to possess classified information after his vice presidency, and whether he took steps to avoid writing classified information in his notebooks. Biden “declined to answer”? What does that mean? Did he plead the Fifth? Is there some other basis on which he could “decline to answer,” based on the Special Counsel’s softball rules? (i.e., “We are sending you some questions. Please answer the ones you feel like responding to.”) I would like to know more about Biden’s declining to answer. Should news stories about Hur’s report headline, “Joe Biden takes the Fifth”?
Solomon: Biden classified memos report re-ignites debates about dual justice, ‘diminished’ president
Special Counsel Robert Hur’s final report on Joe Biden’s willful retention and dissemination of highly classified information is rocking Washington, re-igniting concerns of a dual system of justice while putting the full weight of the government behind the notion that America is currently being served by a president with “diminished faculties.” Hur’s 388-page report released Thursday may have spared Biden the spectacle of a criminal prosecution similar to that his Justice Department imposed on Donald Trump, […] Biden’s own team was so stung by Hur’s rationale that it asked DOJ to strike the observations about the president’s age and memory, but it failed. Akin to Richard Nixon having to argue he wasn’t a crook during Watergate, Biden himself was forced to go on national television just hours after Hur released his report to insist he is fit to be president, an act no politician running for re-election ever wants to face.“My memory is fine,” Biden said on national TV, also expressing indignation about one passage in Hur’s report that noted Biden couldn’t remember the year his son Beau died. “How in the hell dare he raise that?” the president asked.
GLOBALISM (GREAT RESET/NEW WORLD ORDER) & TRANS HUMANISM (AI HUMANS 2.0) ARE INEXTRICABLY LINKED
Dansiger: Apple Vision Pro Is Sleepwalking Us Into Our Dystopian Future
God gave us our senses so we could interact in the natural world He created. Vision Pro thoroughly disrupts that. pple has just released Vision Pro, a virtual-reality headset that ushers in a new era of spatial computing. It claims to blend the real and digital worlds, so users can interact in both simultaneously. Apple CEO Tim Cook says it is the company’s most ambitious product to date. Indeed, it is powerfully seductive but comes at a high price, and I don’t mean monetarily. Imagined objects and experiences, like a ball game, an animated “Jurrasic Park” dinosaur, a new sofa for the living room, a video of a baby’s first birthday, a panoramic view of the Grand Canyon, or anything else one can dream of, are projected virtually in space in front of you, as big as or bigger than life. […] The Apple Vision Pro effectively puts an artificial interface between the user and the real world. It filters what comes in and engages three of our five senses: sight, sound, and touch through the finger-pinching action. God gave us our senses so we could interact in the natural world He created. Vision Pro thoroughly disrupts that. Cook calls it augmented reality, where our biological limitations are enhanced through computer-generated information and inputs.
Hoft: WATCH NOW: Tucker Carlson’s Exclusive Interview with Vladimir Putin — Ukraine War, NATO, Bill Clinton, Elon Musk, Nord Stream Pipeline, and MORE
Here are the key moments from the interview:
- 00:02:00 – Putin Gives a History of Russia & Ukraine: Putin begins by outlining the historical ties and conflicts between Russia and Ukraine
- 00:25:04 – NATO Expansion: The conversation shifts to NATO’s eastward expansion post-Cold War
- 00:30:40 – NATO & Bill Clinton: Putin criticizes former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s role in promoting NATO expansion
- 00:41:10 – Ukraine: The discussion moves to the specific issues within Ukraine
- 00:48:30 – What Triggered This Conflict?: Putin provides his perspective on the events that led to the escalation of conflict in Eastern Europe
- 01:02:37 – A Peaceful Solution?: Carlson probes Putin on potential pathways to a peaceful resolution, where Putin outlines his conditions for negotiations.
- 01:11:33 – Who Blew Up the Nord Stream Pipelines?: The conversation takes a dramatic turn as Putin addresses the mysterious destruction of the Nord Stream gas pipelines
- 01:24:13 – Re-establishing Communication with the US
- 01:36:33 – How Powerful is Zelensky?: The Russian leader assesses Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s influence and capabilities within the context of the conflict and international politics.
- 01:48:36 – Elon Musk & AI: Carlson and Putin explore the topic of artificial intelligence and the role of influential figures like Elon Musk in shaping the future of global technology and security.
- 01:51:07 – Imprisoned American Journalist Evan Gershkovich: The interview concludes with Putin’s comments on the case of Evan Gershkovich, the American journalist detained in Russia, signaling a complex issue in U.S.-Russia relations.
Watch the full interview: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/02/watch-now-tucker-carlson-interviews-vladimir-putin-moscow/
Potter: Putin slams U.S. and Bill Clinton for deceiving Russia over NATO membership – as he trashes Biden, praises Trump and warns there’s ‘no stopping’ his supersonic missile system
Vladimir Putin took aim at President Joe Biden, Bill Clinton and the CIA in his hotly anticipated interview with Tucker Carlson, where he praised George Bush and gushed over ‘very smart’ Elon Musk. The two-hour interview was posted on Carlson’s website, the Tucker Carlson Network, shortly before 6pm on Thursday. Speaking through a translator, Putin started off by responding to a question about the Ukraine war with: ‘Are we having a talk show or a serious interview?’ He then offered Carlson a ‘historical background’ of the conflict in the region, before defending his military’s action. From then on, he made a range of bombshell claims, including: . . .
Whedon: Trump cruises toward nomination as he wins Nevada, Virgin Islands GOP caucuses
ormer President Donald Trump cruised to an easy victory in the Nevada GOP Caucus on Thursday evening, claiming an overwhelming portion of the vote in a contest that included no major challengers. The Associated Press called the contest shortly after polls closed, with Trump claiming 97.6% of the vote. Pastor Ryan Binkley also appeared on the ballot and claimed 2.4% support as of press time.[…] Earlier on Thursday, Trump claimed a clear victory in the Virgin Islands GOP Caucus, receiving roughly 74% of the vote, the Associated Press projected. Haley claimed roughly 26%.
Ulmer, Layne & Holland: Trump’s election A-team: Lean, mean and largely unseen
A veteran tactician who worked on Ronald Reagan’s campaign. An ex-Marine wounded in the Middle East. The former voice of UFC cage-fighting. A golf caddie turned social media maestro. Meet Donald Trump’s election A-team. They are among a handful of distinctive figures who form a tight, disciplined inner circle around the former president in his bid for the White House, according to interviews with more than a dozen people close to the Trump campaign including current and former officials, donors and strategists. This core campaign team of a half-dozen aides is unswervingly loyal to their boss and chooses to stay mostly in the background, the people interviewed said, marking a stark departure from Trump’s previous, looser orbit of advisers which was characterized by infighting, media leaks and firings. “We go to war with people that we trust,” said Trump’s campaign co-manager Chris LaCivita, a 57-year-old former Marine injured in the 1991 Gulf War who became a political consultant. “There is no confusion about a chain of command,” LaCivita told Reuters. “He’s at the top.” […] Trump’s 2024 campaign team is stripped down from his 2020 battle against Biden, when multiple power centers had his ear. Back then, Brad Pascale as campaign manager commanded a 10-division structure, while many other people weighed in including Trump’s sons Don Jr. and Eric, daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: RADICAL TRANSFORMATION OF FOREIGN POLICY
Fleitz: Could Joe Biden Order a U.S. Attack on Iran?
Given Biden’s low approval ratings, I am worried that a desperate “wag the dog” attack on Iran to distract Americans from the president’s political problems at home cannot be ruled out. Could Joe Biden bomb Iran? There are loud calls by some members of Congress and pundits to do this in response to the surge in attacks by Iranian proxy groups against U.S. bases in Iraq and Syria and shipping in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. Some thought it was telling last weekend when National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan refused to rule out a U.S. attack on Iran during a press interview. But why would anyone be calling for American airstrikes against Iran? Why didn’t the massive U.S. airstrikes against Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and Syria last week and the 14 or more U.S. airstrikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen halt their attacks? The answer to both questions is that American deterrence in the Middle East has seriously eroded during the Biden administration.
Durden: Zelensky Fires Top General, Appoints New Commander, In Major Shake-Up
President Zelensky has confirmed that Gen. Valery Zaluzhny has been dismissed, in what appears part of a broader shake-up of top military and government leadership. Zelensky said it is “time for renewal”. Zelensky said Thursday he met with his army chief and that while it’s time for significant “changes” – Zaluzhny should remain “on his team”. Though the decision had been rumored and reported for over a week, presumably the stall was to negotiate and ensure peaceful transition of the top defense post. There were also widespread reports that Zaluzhny had refused to step down.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: RADICAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA
Kass: The Invasion Democrats Created and America Can’t Unsee
Why was the so-called “Bi Partisan” border bill so important to President Joe Biden, his Democrats, the Republican Combine, MSNBC, CNN and all the rest of left-wing corporate media? Because if the bill had passed and given them all political cover for what they’d done on the border, it would have then been pushed into America’s memory hole, that place where modern America drops ideas we can’t deal with. And left-wing media–meaning all of corporate legacy media–have one job. To seal that hole shut so that what’s inside passes from memory and is forgotten. But first they must memory hole the damn thing, because there is no need for new immigration laws. There are enough federal laws on the books right now. The president right now has all the unilateral authority he needs if he’s capable of being president.
Key: Dem Sen. Murphy: The People We Care About The Most Are ‘Undocumented Americans’ In This Country
Anchor Chris Hayes asked, “From my 20 years covering this issue, the trade is this, They want more border security enhancement, Democrats want a path to citizenship. This time around, the negotiation didn’t have a path to citizenship. It was entirely on their terms in order to get Ukraine funding, right.”
Murphy said, “Well, I mean, Chris, that’s been a failed play for 20 years. So you are right that that has been the Democratic strategy for 30 years, maybe, and it has failed to deliver for the people we care about most, the undocumented Americans that are in this country. This is also not 2013 any longer. When we ran that play last back then, there were a couple hundred people showing up every day applying for asylum. Today, on some days, there are 8,000. And the reality is, is that the bulk of this country does not think that that’s right or sustainable and wants us to change the reality at the border.”
Sedgwick: Welcome Home to Somalia
Ilhan Omar’s bizarre speech must be understood in the broadest sense of “constituency.” lhan Omar—the sharpest, most duplicitous, and most wicked member of the “Squad”—recently gave a series of speeches, in her native tongue, to Somali-American audiences. In one such talk she addressed her “brothers and sister, people of the same blood, people who know they are Somalians first, Muslims second,” reassuring them that she will “protect the interests of Somalia from inside the U.S. system.” These interests, she explained, consist of unifying Somalian-speaking peoples of Kenya, Djibouti, and Somaliland. “The U.S. government,” she continued “will only do [what we] tell them to do.” Omar claimed that the speech was mistranslated because she later added that Somali-Americans pay taxes and have voting rights in the U.S., but that part was included in the original video. She also insisted that she said “Somalians and Muslim,” not “Somalians first, Muslims second,” but had nothing to say about the omission of the United States from the list. In another talk, she introduced “our” president of Somalia, describing her “special relationship” with him: “I call him uncle and he calls me his girl.” Then she dropped the most disturbing bit. “Welcome to our home, our home is your home. Welcome to Minneapolis! We are very happy that you are our president. Somalia is our home.”
OTHER NEWS, COMMENTARY, OPINION
Mercola: The Military Routinely Disperses Aluminum-Coated Fiberglass Into the Air
In addition to the weather modification going on around the world, militaries around the world are also routinely dispersing tiny bits of aluminum-coated fiberglass and plastic — known as “chaff” — into the air column, to shield aircraft and ships from enemy radar. Not surprisingly, this has been done for decades, without clear evidence that it’s safe for humans and the environment. According to a 1998 General Accounting Office report and a 1999 follow-up report by the Naval Research Laboratory, the environmental, human and agricultural impacts of chaff used in military training scenarios at the time were “negligible and far less than those from other man-made emissions,” but does that really mean it’s safe? As explained in a 2001 Navy Medicine paper: […] According to the Naval Medicine investigation, inhalation of whole, intact chaff fibers pose “no risk” to humans due to their larger size. “If inhaled, dipoles are predicted to deposit in the nose, mouth, or trachea and are either swallowed or expelled,” the paper states.6 Note the use of the word “predicted,” however. Predictions are not evidence. They’re basically guessing. Open questions also remain about what happens when the fibers degrade. […] Aluminum and fiberglass are not the only toxins being sprayed across our skies. As detailed by Dane Wigington, founder of Geoengineeringwatch.org, weather modification, also known as geoengineering, in which various toxic metals and chemicals are dispersed at high altitude, has been going on for more than 70 years, and is increasing rather than declining. […] With all of that in mind, it’s highly unlikely that military chaff dispersments have no negative impact. An argument could be made that chaff is too important of a defense system to get rid of, and that may be true. But the climate-specific engineering is another matter altogether.
In years past, it was kept hush-hush, and dismissed as a conspiracy theory. Since then, however, governments around the world, and international bodies like the U.N. have become quite open about the use of geoengineering for climate control, and if the global public does not push back against these efforts, we might not survive to regret it. Geoengineeringwatch.org has a list of action items you can review if you want to get involved and get the word out. I also recommend watching Wigington’s documentary “The Dimming,” below, to learn more.
Read more/Watch the documentary: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2024/02/joseph-mercola/the-military-routinely-disperses-aluminum-coated-fiberglass-into-the-air/
(H/T DG) Wortman: Thieves in the Night: A Vast Burglary Ring From Chile Has Been Targeting Wealthy U.S. Households
Lately, violent crime has been surging in cities around the U.S. But more than a year ago, I got interested in how our globalized economy affects property crime. It became quickly apparent that many successful criminals—no different than their counterparts in aboveboard enterprises—can now move almost seamlessly between countries. Yet unlike people in legitimate businesses, thieves have to figure out where the best pickings are, how to deal with local cops, and, once they steal something, how to transfer the proceeds home without getting caught. That led me to spend months reporting on Maldonado after he became the focus of police scrutiny in the New York City region, and I learned he was imprisoned, serendipitously, several miles from where I live. He turns out to have been an unusually adroit burglar and one with a prototypical life story of a very particular type of globe-trotting break-in artist. More importantly, his story, and those of other alleged thieves I tracked, gave me a handle on the operations of a network of gangsters who have been systematically plundering wealthy citizens worldwide. Until now, that bigger picture has not been laid out in full. […] The criminals have become so pervasive that they have earned a moniker among law enforcement officials as “Chilean tourist burglars”—although some call them South American theft groups or “crime tourists,” acknowledging overlaps with other nationalities within the crews. In the coming months, according to an inside source, federal teams are set to fan out and come down hard on the thieves, hoping to finger the shadowy figures they believe oversee the operations: Chilean ringleaders back home and in the U.S. as well as their partners—Colombian coordinators and fences, who manage to turn the stolen caches into cash. But first, some background. […] According to the Los Angeles special agent with the FBI, the crime wave actually started off in 2014, when Chile joined the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) program. The 40-nation initiative grants those countries’ citizens virtually automatic 90-day visa waivers, permitting them, with just a passport, to jump on a plane to other ESTA destinations. (Chile is the sole Latin American country in the program.) Prior to COVID, more than 200,000 Chileans came to the U.S. each year. But within two years of Chile’s new ESTA status, “word of mouth,” the Los Angeles special agent with the FBI asserts, led more and more Chileans with larcenous plans to take quick vacations. The FBI agent says that “they see people come home having made thousands and even millions”—leading others to try their luck.
Gomez: Transgender Social Media Star Pleads Guilty To Child Abuse: REPORT
Australian transgender TikToker Rachel Queen Burton pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated child abuse offenses, including producing and possessing child exploitation material, gross indecency and indecent assault. Burton appeared before the South Australia District Court, where victims of the transgender social media star read impact statements detailing how Burton had stalked two children and their families after abusing the kids before he began identifying as a woman, according to The Adelaide Advertiser. The TikToker was arrested by the Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team in Oct. 2022 and initially denied the charges, the outlet noted.
Greenfield: Iranian Muslim Shot After Taking 15 Hostages on Swiss Train
The motive, as usual, remains a mystery. Swiss police say a 32-year-old Iranian asylum seeker armed with an axe and a knife held 15 hostages on a train between Baulmes and Yverdon-les-Bains for almost four hours until police stormed the train and killed the man late on Thursday. “The hostages were all released unharmed,” police in the Vaud canton say in a statement. “The hostage taker was fatally wounded during the intervention.” No details regarding the perpetrator’s possible motives have been released. Asylum seekers who were denied have been responsible for violence in Europe in the past. And the gent in question apparently didn’t speak any of the local languages
Hinderaker: A BITTERLY DISAPPOINTING VERDICT
Today the jury returned its verdict in the defamation trial of Michael Mann v. Rand Simberg and Mark Steyn. The verdict was disappointing to those of us who followed the case and thought that Michael Mann presented a pathetically inadequate case. The jury actually agreed: it found that the defendants had defamed Mann, but awarded only a token $1 in damages, since Mann had failed to prove any. But it found that both Simberg and Steyn acted with actual malice–they didn’t actually believe what they said about Mann–and awarded punitive damages in the amount of $1,000 against Simberg, and $1 million against Steyn. In a sane world, this case never would have gone to the jury. The legal standard is actual malice, which means the defendants must have thought, subjectively, that what they said wasn’t likely true. In this case, there was no evidence whatever that Steyn and Simberg didn’t sincerely believe that what they said was true. Indeed, as Mark pointed out in closing argument, he has been saying the same things about Mann’s hockey stick for something like 21 years, and even wrote a book about it.
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