"Tea Party Surges to Win Wars Waged by Democrat Lies… " www Aileen Milton, President of The Villages Tea Party ________________________
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This Italian island is home to the oldest people in the world. Here's their secret Matthew Vickery, Special to USA TODAY Published 3:56 p.m. ET Nov. 14, 2017 (Photo: Matthew Vickery) SARDINIA, Italy — Zelinda Paglieno, who turned 102 in October, offers sobering advice when asked what's the secret to her long and healthy life: "Two fingers width of red wine, and no more, at lunchtime every day.” “I’ve never smoked, but a little wine is good for you — and that’s something I still do now. We have very good grapes here,” she explained. Paglieno’s age is no anomaly here in picturesque Sardinia, an Italian island in the Mediterranean that is home to the oldest people in the world, according to researchers on aging. Sardinia is one of only five "Blue Zones" in the world identified as having residents who often reach age 90 or older. The other four are Okinawa (Japan), Nicoya (Costa Rica), Icaria (Greece) and the Seventh-day Adventist community in Loma Linda, Calif. Paglieno, in her hometown of Esterzili, population 600, has three neighbors who are 100 or older. A resident of Seulo, Italy, leaves a home that is adorned with a black-and-white photo of a centenarian who previously lived there. (Photo: Matthew Vickery) Despite her age, Paglieno remains in good health and happily navigates the hilly mountain village she’s lived in her whole life. She attributes her longevity to living off the land, good old-fashioned hard work, destino (destiny) and, of course, the local red wine known to be rich in polyphenols, which offer numerous health benefits. Researchers studying centenarians in Sardinia’s remote mountain areas have a different explanation. “Genetics is the main thing. The individuals living to these ages are almost always related,” said Pino Ledda, lead researcher of the Blue Zone Project in the region. He points to charts on his computer about the nearby village of Seulo, a few miles from Esterzili on an adjacent mountainside, that had 20 centenarians over the past two decades. “These areas are remote and have a history of isolation, so the gene pool is small — but why the genes here are leading to such long lives, that’s what we’re investigating,” he said. Seulo’s longevity milestones have been extensively documented and verified with records that stretch back to the 19th century, said Ledda, who now lives full time in the village. The village is regarded as the place where people live the longest in the world. Throughout Seulo, older residents can be seen walking the hillside and uneven roads, slowly but steadily going about their business. Around them, large black-and-white pictures adorn the facade of 20 homes — portraits of the village’s centenarians since 1996. Centenarians are cherished here, where each is made honorary mayor on his or her 100th birthday. Another aspect to life along the narrow streets of Seulo not seen elsewhere on earth: men living as long as women. Of the 20 centenarians in the village during the past two decades, 11 were men. Caterina Moi, 97, recalls memories of her husband, Salvato Angelo, who died this year at age 102. (Photo: Matthew Vickery) Caterina Moi, 97, who prefers to go by her nickname Lelina, was married to the village's last male centenarian, Salvato Angelo, who died in August at 102. Her cousin just turned 103. “I’m not old!” Moi exclaims after explaining she was born in 1920, a few years after her cousin and late husband. She still hears well, can negotiate the steep steps to her first-floor home with relative ease and has no problem recounting past moments in her life. Moi is also clear on why she believes she’s been graced with a long and healthy life — hard work. “Since I was young I have always worked," she said. "Salvato was a hard worker also. There were no machines to help you. We had to do everything by hand. When it came to working I’ve never said, 'I don’t feel good, I can’t do this today,' I’ve just got on with what needed to be done." The belief that hard work equals a long life echos throughout Sardinia. Researchers like Ledda are reluctant to agree but admit there’s a little truth to it. Centenarians in Seulo and Esterzili share something else. Their families have lived and worked off the land for generations, some working into their 90s. “We ate what we grew. If you wanted vegetable soup one day, you had to go collect the ingredients yourself,” Moi said. “We didn’t need to think about eating healthy. We ate what we had, and it was healthy.” Living off the land may provide an answer to why people here have good genes to live a long time, and researchers are studying stomach bacteria for clues. “We’re looking at the flora of the intestines and gut to see whether it has something to do with what people are eating, and whether it has to do with a diet specific to Sardinia,” Ledda said. “The centenarians are helping us with this, donating stool samples that can be analyzed, and we hope to soon have a better idea of what’s going on.” Many residents like Moi and Paglieno are happy to assist, especially if it helps revitalize interest in their communities. More than half of the buildings in isolated Seulo and Esterzili are empty and falling into disrepair. It’s also a chance to impart their own little piece of wisdom after a long, happy, and healthy life. “Go live your life, work hard and be active — and a little wine,” Paglieno repeated. “I’ve already had mine for today. It’s one of the secrets, but just a little. Don’t abuse it.” ___________________________
Liberal Pizza Parlor Goes Belly Up After Social Justice ‘Fair Wage’ Bankruptcy By Warner Todd Huston October 26, 2017 Liberals are famous for scolding the business sector for being hateful to their employees and only caring about money grubbing profits and they always think they know how to do it better.Well, the liberal owners of one pizza joint in Boston took matters in their own hands to create a business based on “social justice” policies and its failure after only two years is a perfect example of liberals being mugged by reality. Hailing themselves as the most “caring” business owners in America, the shop’s absurd “fair wage” pay scale drove them into bankruptcy and forced them to close their doors. The story of the “Dudley Dough” pizza parlor and its “pizza with purpose” was big news back in 2015 when the shop was showered with huge kudos for paying employees a “fair wage” — which was many times higher than the minimum wage. Boston’s Haley House, a nonprofit organization, created the concept claiming that they were going to prove that the business community could run a successful enterprise with policies based on “social justice” principles. Then they were mugged by reality. According to the Boston Globe: Launched in 2015, the fair-wage pizza shop will close at the end of the year, according to Bing Broderick, executive director for the nonprofit Haley House, which oversees the shop. While popular, the shop is not breaking even financially, which has put stress on the wider nonprofit organization. Broderick added, “It’s not easy, but I know it’s the right decision. Everybody wanted it to work. We all invested a lot of our hearts in it.” Someone should tell Mr. Broderick that his “heart” won’t create enough profits to keep a business afoat. Silly liberals. Despite the fact that the pizzeria was never able to turn a profit so that it could stay open, liberals in Boston are still claiming there they are not “looking at it as a failure.” “I don’t think anyone is looking at it as a failure,” said Luther Pinckney, a team leader at Dudley Dough, which is in the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building. “It’s an experiment, and some very good things came out of that, such as skill-building for staff and being in this building at this time of gentrification and change in this community.” Come on. Of COURSE it was a failure. It never made money. Businesses that don’t make money are not a success. There is a reason that businesses offer employees a similar pay scale as other companies offering similar services. There are fairly indisputable ratios between operating costs and the profits that keep doors open and wages are part of that formula. Businesses aren’t charities. Their purpose is to make money so that everyone prospers. The fact is, business owners pay what is considered a prevailing wage because it is the common wage that other successful businesses pay. Businesses don’t work to hurt their employees and those that do can’t get good employees and suffer for it as a result. Isn’t it just like a liberal? To take reality, facts, and language and warp them to make them serve their idiotic agenda? In the end, what we really have here is a perfect lesson in real-world consequences for actions. These fools thought they could waltz into the world of business with their unrealistic, socialist ideas and make a go of it just because they “feel” good about it. Turns out real life just doesn’t work that way. But more importantly, it is another example that liberal ideas are bad for all of us, not just doomed pizza joints in Boston. ____________________________
Sept 29th Demand apology from Government Officials who use this description for Concerned American Citizens
Definition of a Tea bagger .. To tea bag is a slang term for the sexual act of a man placing his scrotum in the mouth of a willing sexual partner for pleasure or onto the face or head of another person. The name of the practice, when it is done in a repeated in-and-out motion, is derived from its passing resemblance to the dipping of a tea bag into a cup of hot water as a method of brewingtea. As a form of non-penetrative sex, it can be done for its own enjoyment or as foreplay. _________________________
Voila, Monaco harbour pictured in 2014 Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian
@RupertNeate Sunday 19 November 2017 11.48 EST Last modified on Sunday 19 November 2017 17.00 EST Construction has begun on a $2bn (£1.5bn) scheme to reclaim land from the sea around Monaco so that more luxury apartments can be built for the thousands of extra millionaires expected to move to the principality in the next 10 years. Nearly 35 in every 100 Monaco residents are millionaires and more of the global super-rich want to join them. Around 2,700 more are expected to call Monaco home by 2026, according to research by estate agent Knight Frank, taking the total to 16,100 out of a total population of under 38,000. But the sovereign city-state – which is only slightly bigger than Regent’s Park in London – has run out of space for those seeking the “fiscal advantages” that the tax haven offers. To attract the world’s wealthy, Prince Albert II, the reigning monarch, has approved the “offshore urban extension project”, which will add six hectares (15 acres) to Monaco’s 202 hectares. This will allow the creation of 120 luxury homes selling for more than $100,000 per sq metre – more expensive than One Hyde Park in London and 15 Central Park West in Manhattan. The new Portier Cove ecological neighbourhood, near Casino de Monte-Carlo, is regarded as vital for the continued growth of the principality; according to state statistics body L’Institut monégasque de la statistique et des études économiques (IMSEE), not one new-build apartment went up for sale last year. Previous plans for a larger reclamation scheme were dropped after the financial crisis and environmental concerns. But Bouygues, the construction company behind the project, has promised there will be no detrimental effect on the environment. Important species on the seabed have been moved to a new reserve and the company said 3D-printed artificial coral reefs on the 18 trapezoid reinforced concrete caissons used to create the boundary of the new land would provide an artificial reef for wildlife. Edward de Mallet Morgan, global super prime residential partner at Knight Frank, said huge demand and a severe lack of supply had sent Monaco prices “through the roof”. A cool $1m in Monaco will buy 17 sq m of prime residential property, less than a third of the space it would buy in Paris and just over half of the 30m of space it would command in prime central London. Only 70 of the Portier Cove apartments – some of which are designed by The Shard architect Renzo Piano – will go on sale (the others being retained by the developer). Mallet Morgan said that by the time the development was finished “who knows what stratosphere Monaco’s prices will have reached”.
“Such is the demand for new waterfront homes that price will be little deterrent to buyers – and their tax advisers - who are thinking ahead with wealth preservation in mind for future generations of their families,” he said. Most of his clients looking to buy in Monaco have vastly more than seven-digit fortunes. Knight Frank’s research shows that 1,220 of Monaco’s residents were worth more than $30m [ultra-high net worth individuals in 2016 – a 10% increase on the 2015 figure. That works out at 320 ultra-high net worth individuals per 10,000 people, compared with two in every 10,000 in the US. Among the wealthy already based in Monaco are Sir Philip Green’s wife, Tina, who has been resident in the Monegasque principality since 1998. The Greens say the companies behind their retail empire are based in offshore locations because of their “strong regulation”, not for tax reasons. Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button and tennis superstar Novak Djokovic also live in Monaco.
Mallet Morgan explained the reason that most clients wanted to buy in Monaco: “In their private lives and business lives, they naturally want to structure themselves so that they are only paying as much tax as they need to. You can’t avoid that Monaco is a tax haven, you can dress it up as a low-tax environment, but it is a tax haven with a lot of tax breaks for families, businesses and importantly inheritance tax. “Inheritance tax is important for a lot of families who have developed wealth over generations, because here there is no tax at all on passing wealth over to children.” The inheritance tax break applies to assets held in Monaco or overseas. There is no personal income tax in Monaco. In the UK, income above £150,000 is taxed at 45%. Companies incorporated in Monaco are exempt from taxes if most of their business is based in the principality. In order to apply for Monaco residency, applicants must open a Monaco bank account and deposit at least €500,000 (£440,000).
Nick Edmiston, the founder and chairman of superyacht builder Edmiston & Co, said a high sense of personal security was a big draw for the super-rich. “You can walk around wearing expensive jewellery and feel safe,” said Edmiston, who has lived in Monaco since 1989. “Many wealthy people are used to always being surrounded by bodyguards but that’s not necessary in Monaco.” However, Mallet Morgan warned rich prospective buyers that they were not likely to get much space for their money. “You can pay the best part of €500,000-€750,000 for a parking space,” he said, and a €6m two-bed apartment is going to be “quite pokey compared to London”. But a lot of people commute to London or Paris. “It is easy to go anywhere from Nice airport, which is a short helicopter ride away,” he said. “You can easily go and have a meeting with your trustees in Geneva, and then go to the Opera in Vienna that evening.” • Follow Guardian Business on Twitter at @BusinessDesk, or sign up to the daily Business Today email here. Since you’re here …… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading the Guardian than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. I appreciate there not being a paywall: it is more democratic for the media to be available for all and not a commodity to be purchased by a few. I’m happy to make a contribution so others with less means still have access to information.Thomasine F-R.If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as $1, you can support the Guardian – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. _______________________
For Black Cube, a network of for-hire ex-Israeli spies, information is big money (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) (Michael Sohn / AP) Noga Tarnopolsky The secretive intelligence gathering firm Black Cube vaulted into the news Monday, when it was revealed that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein secured its services in an attempt to stop the publication of articles about sexual assaults he is accused of carrying out. Founded by Avi Yanus and Dan Zorella, both former intelligence officers in the Israeli military, it caters to people with a pressing need for James Bond-like skills and the means to afford them. In the murky world where “information is worth more than money,” as the online Israeli news site Nana put it, the company has forged a reputation for meticulous investigations and the ruthless pursuit of information. That reputation was cemented in 2011, when information it compiled killed a case brought by Britain’s Serious Fraud Office against property magnates Vincent and Robert Tchenguiz. Authorities alleged that the brothers had a hand in the failure of Kaupthing, one of the banks involved in the 2008 crash of Iceland’s banking system. Black Cube’s inquiry resulted in a payment of nearly $6 million to the brothers and a public apology. In 2014, Caesarstone, a company that produces quartz surfaces, lost $53 million when a Black Cube employee recorded one of its engineers, who was enjoying a cycling tour, casually contradicting the firm’s legal claims against the mining company Microgil Agricultural Cooperative Society. Today Black Cube has a website and offices in Tel Aviv, Paris and London. In the case of Weinstein, Black Cube employees impersonated journalists and a feminist activist in an attempt to insinuate themselves among his alleged victims and the reporters covering their stories in order to stifle articles, according to a report this week in the New Yorker magazine. Ehud Barak, the former Israeli prime minister, said in a statement Monday that about a year ago, Weinstein approached him to inquire about an Israeli security company that could “help him deal with business issues he's currently facing.” Barak said that he thought the firm Weinstein wanted was Black Cube but that he “does not personally know the firm or its officials and he only transferred to Weinstein information that allowed him to reach out to them on his own." Ilan Mizrachi, a former deputy head of the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency, said that he sees nothing inherently wrong with former intelligence operatives working for civilian enterprises. “Some people I know went into journalism, some are consultants,” he said. “Among many other professions, some work for companies like Black Cube.” But “if the story is true, and there were those who helped him [Weinstein] try to exonerate himself, it gives me an uncomfortable feeling,” he said. “It’s unpleasant.” Efraim Halevy, a former director of the Mossad, said that “even Weinstein has the right to defend himself.” “You can always ask whether it is ethical to serve a person who is unethical in his personal conduct,” he said in a telephone interview. “The question is not about this particular firm. You can ask how come lawyers who are so prominent and have such reputations sell their capabilities to people who have criminal intent.” Weinstein’s alleged victims are not the first Americans subjected to the sort of tactics employed by Black Cube. Roddy Boyd, chief executive of the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation, which covers corporate corruption, said that in 2016 and 2017 he was approached by ostensible investors “who offered to set up an investigating reporting foundation based in Hong Kong replicating what I do now but focusing on political and corporate corruption in China and parts of Asia.” “They made it very clear they wanted to act sooner rather than later,” he said. “But you couldn’t ever get the salary nailed down. Every time I was like, ‘you’re full of crap,’ they came back and were more serious, but when I stepped back, I saw I should never have said a word to them, from day one. Nothing checked out.” What they apparently were really after was information about the insurer AmTrust, about which Boyd had written critical articles. Boyd said he has no proof that the ostensible investors were working for Black Cube. But their approach fit everything he knew about the company. “It is just quite frankly straight out of the intel playbook, just much more aggressive than is normally seen in those situations,” he said. ___________________________
“The American people have an absolute right to know these things,” Kelly insists. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly urged Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice to quickly nominate “someone who is very, very objective” who can get to the bottom of the recently exposed Uranium One deal and Fusion GPS scandals all centered around Hillary Clinton, her campaign, and the Clinton Foundation. Laura Ingraham asked the featured guest on her new Fox show, “The Ingraham Angle,” which aired for the first time Monday night, if he thought we need a special counsel “appointed to investigate all of these narratives coming out.” The ones in question are “with the DNC and the Clinton campaign actually funding research that was in part compiled by Kremlin associates.” Kelly got right to the point. “The American people have an absolute right to know these things,” Kelly insists. “We need to find someone who is very, very objective who can get to the bottom of these accusations, I think it’s important. I think it’s doubly important that when these kinds of accusations are made that they should be investigated.” Advertisement All the liberal news outlets have been treating solid evidence that Hillary was the real culprit in Russian collusion as toxically radioactive. The media refuse to report on it because they know how bad the fallout is going to be. Mueller seems rather preoccupied. Ingraham mentioned President Trump’s furious tweets calling out the media for bias. “I think the president has made it clear what he thinks about the Uranium One story and the Fusion GPS Story,” Ingraham quipped.” “There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out. DO SOMETHING!” Trump tapped out on Sunday. The President then followed it up on Monday with “Why aren’t Crooked Hillary & the Dems the focus?????” Advertisement Roger Stone told reporters last week that “Trump should direct the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate whether Mueller, as FBI director, oversaw a ‘cover-up.'” Bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States. It recently came to light that Marc Elias, a lawyer for Clinton at the firm Perkins Coie, funneled Clinton campaign cash to mudslinging ex-CNN reporters at Fusion GPS who dig up political dirt for a living. Fusion GPS, in turn, sent “former British spy” Christopher Steele off to Russia to bring back something good. Russian officials made a game of passing him more and more outrageous misdirection just to see what they could get away with. Steele didn’t care, his job was to write it down, not believe it or check it. He got paid just to bring it back to Clinton and the DNC. Ingraham also wanted to know if Kelly thought Mueller should recuse himself as witch smeller into Trump-Russia collusion “due to him being FBI director when the Obama-era uranium deal transpired,” to which Kelly agreed that “Mueller seems rather preoccupied.” Advertisement Last week, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley launched an investigation into the shady Obama era Uranium One scheme, greased by $145 million dollars deposited into the Clinton Foundation. Starting in 2009 the FBI, led by Robert Mueller, “gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States.” Meuller chose not to tell anybody. In order to keep the involvement quiet, all the FBI had to do was continue the investigation. Until there were charges to be filed, nobody outside the probe needed to know anything. It should wrap up soon. It would seem that they’re toward the end of the witness pile. I don’t know how much longer it can possibly go on. While the investigation stayed tightly under wraps, the nine-agency Committee on Foreign Investment, which listed both Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder as members, signed off on a deal to allow Russia to buy Uranium One, a Canadian company. Hillary Clinton’s State Department also approved the deal transferring 20 percent of U.S. uranium supplies to Russia but not until the check to the Clinton Foundation cleared. As former Whitehouse Press Secretary Ari Fleisher Tweeted, “If this isn’t collusion/conspiracy with an enemy… what is?” Since the media are unable to report on the Uranium One or fake dossier stories because they can’t poke holes in them, they are going crazy with wall to wall coverage of the fact the witch smeller finally found some victims to burn at the stake. Pressured by Democrats to produce something, anything to justify the investigation, now that it has been shown to be based almost entirely on allegations sourced in the debunked dossier, Muller announced indictments against three individuals. The move was hyped to the max. Starting with an exclusive leak on Friday to CNN, the media spent all weekend salivating with speculation as to who would be the first to go up in flames. When Monday rolled around, Paul Manafort and his aide Rick Gates were hit with indictments and turned themselves in. Low-level flunky, George Papadopoulos, already pleaded guilty on October 5, after he got enough to sink Manafort and Gates by wearing a wire for Mueller. Advertisement Despite all the media celebration, none of this is a big deal or even a surprise. All along, Manafort was expected to be charged eventually with “financial crimes dating as far back as 2006.” Russian officials made a game of passing him more and more outrageous misdirection just to see what they could get away with. Kelly brushed off the indictments, saying they “stemmed from activities that took place from before the campaign.” He didn’t bother to mention the charges against Papadopoulos, who “was an unpaid volunteer who attended only one meeting ever and was long separated from Trump’s campaign,” according to press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Kelly is confident the witch hunt will soon be over. “It should wrap up soon. It would seem that they’re toward the end of the witness pile. I don’t know how much longer it can possibly go on.” Kelly insists that “there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.” Kelly says most American’s don’t care about it. “If you look at the rates of acceptance among the U.S. population, the U.S. Congress, the media is all way down in the single digits or the teens. Most people in America look at Washington with amusement, but not with an awful lot of respect or interest.” __________________________
The country is on edge after a scathing statement by its military. Zimbabwe's army seems to have positioned itself against parts of the president's ruling party amid a succession battle involving first lady Grace Mugabe.
Zimbabwe was on edge Wednesday over a potential coup as tensions between nation's army and President Robert Mugabe threatened to escalate, with the ruling ZANU-PF accusing the army chief of "treasonable conduct." Troop and tanks movements were reported late Tuesday around the capital, Harare, after the nation's army chief said the previous day his forces would be "obliged to take corrective measures" to defend Zimbabwe's liberation struggle. The open threat by defense forces chief Constantino Chiwenga to stage a coup came in response to alleged purges with 93-year-old president's ZANU-PF. Last week, Mugabe sacked Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a veteran of the 1970s liberation struggle who was popular with the military and viewed as a possible successor to the presidency. Mnangagwa fled the country and some 100 senior military officials backing him are reportedly faced with disciplinary measures by a faction within ZANU-PF who supports Grace Mugabe, the president's wife who seeks to take power once her husband dies. "Our peace-loving people who have stood by their government and endured some of the most trying social and economic conditions ever experienced, are extremely disturbed by what is happening within the ranks of the national revolutionary party," Chiwenga told the assembled press while surrounded by other high-ranking military personnel. He also spoke of "counter-revolutionary infiltrators who are now influencing the direction of the party." This is the first time that the military has openly criticized the ZANU-PF and Mugabe, who has ruled the impoverished country for 37 years. General Chiwenga's press conference was not covered by Zimbabwe's national broadcasters and newspapers The rift within ZANU-PF The rift within ZANU-PF could led to a dangerous escalation, said political analyst Rashweat Mukundu of the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA). "This is a dangerous situation in Zimbabwe because if the military insists on the statement that General Chiwenga issued, we are most likely going to have violence." Evan Mawarire, a Zimbabwean pastor and nationally prominent activist who has been imprisoned multiple times, also voiced concerns for his country in a tweet. The ruling party and ZANU-PF's Youth League, which supports Grace Mugabe, said in a statement civilain rule and the constitution must be protected. Kudzai Chipanga, who leads the ZANU-PF Youth League, went further, saying at the party headquarters that "defending the revolution and our leader and president is an ideal we live for and if need be it is a principle we are prepared to die for." With a general election set for mid-2018 and President Mugabe fast approaching his 94th birthday, Zimbabwe's succession battle is heating up. It has long been rumored that the president's wife Grace Mugabe harbors hopes of stepping into her husband's shoes. Mnangagwa's sacking was preceded by other purges within ZANU-PF. In 2014, the president fired his then-deputy Joice Mujuru. Both Mujuru and Mnangagwa were active members of the liberation struggle and had been close to President Mugabe. But both politicians were said to have fallen out with his much younger wife, who did not belong to that liberation group. According to Wilf Mbanga, editor of The Zimbabwean, an online paper that is published outside the country, the army press conference was a direct stab at the first lady. "It's a risk that [the army] are taking," he said. "Robert Mugabe could now respond by dismissing them or having them arrested for treason." "The timing is so telling," Mbanga told DW. "They did not respond when Joice Mujuru was sacked. She was also a guerilla commander. Then leaders of the war veterans association were sacked. The army kept quiet. This time it was Emmerson Mnangagwa who is close to [army commander] Chiwenga, and the military has come out and said — you can't do this." Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa fled the country after being sacked from his post Who supports Grace Mugabe? The once strong ZANU-PF seems more divided than ever. While the army has placed itself clearly on one side of the divide in the battle for succession, a group of younger ZANU-PF politicians known as the G40 and the party's women's league still seem to stand behind Grace Mugabe. "We in our millions will not let an individual military man interfere with the leader of the party and legitimately voted president of the country,” ZANU-PF Youth League secretary Chipanga stated. "We therefore call upon all youths of Zimbabwe regardless of their political affiliation, race and creed to stand up and be counted when the time comes." The veterans of the independence movement, who hstood by President Mugabe when he called for the takeover of white-owned farms, have spoken out firmly against Grace Mugabe. "The people must reject the dynasty initiative by Grace. They must reject being oppressed again because that will take them back more than 400 years under oppression," the War Veterans Association Secretary General Douglas Mahiya told DW. ZANU-PF has for a long time employed a patronage system, explained Mbanga, and in the past both the youth and the women's league have always supported the winning side. "You benefit if you're a member of the party, if you're close to the first family." Opposition divided, press threatened While the spat within the ruling party continues, Zimbabwe's opposition remains divided, and attempts at internal unification have failed. Morgan Tsvangirai, who leads Zimbabwe's main opposition party, no longer enjoys the support he once had and has been in and out of hospitals in South Africa since he announced he had colon cancer in 2016. In the meantime, ZANU-PF has also cracked down on activists and journalists. American journalist Martha O'Donovan was released on bail after she having been arrested last week. She is affiliated with the satirical online channel Magamba TV, whose offices were reportedly raided on Tuesday, November 14. __________________________
“We Have Found Him”: FBI Makes Second Arrest As NYC Recovers From Disgusting Event Posted by Danny Abarno | Nov 2, 2017 | American Strength NY FBI Director William Sweeney announces that his department has apprehended the other suspect involved with the NYC terrorist attack, 32-year-old Mukhammadzoir Kadirov. The attacks that have been occurring across the globe in the name of Islam are truly beginning to draw lines between those who want the attacks to stop and those who want to normalize them. The left has made it their permanent job to continue to appease the Muslims of the world. This is because they paint themselves as champions of minorities and the disenfranchised, but in reality they just care about pushing their group think narrative. Despite the horrors from the attack in New York City just a few days ago, the left still refuses to see that the problem with these attackers is that they follow Islam. However, there has been good news as the FBI of New York has apprehended another jihadist in connection to the attack that left 8 dead and 15 injured. It was only 30 minutes after the FBI put out a flyer with the picture and description of the suspect they believed played a major role in the attack when they caught the other Uzbekistani national. The media does a good job of painting the scene as the result of a mentally unstable lone wolf.
In reality, these operatives are part of larger organizations that are operating in a jihad against the rest of the world. However, the intelligence community put that stereotypical narrative to rest by immediately releasing information that they believed others were involved. Mukhammadzoir Kadirov is also an Uzbekistani National with a questionable immigration history that could point back to Democratic policies The left has become laughably famous for their typical responses to atrocities and other major events. It takes no time for a gun control debate to start when the media reports that a lone wolf gunman kills people but to talk about Islam being involved with a terror attack and one is labeled a racist, even though Islam is not a race. There is only one way to think as a leftist and that is that their narrative is correct and any challenges to it is a sign of racism and bigotry. Mukhammadzoir Kadirov was the second suspect that the FBI believed played a role in the terror attack that used a truck to drive over innocent civilians. Like the attacker himself, Sayfullo Saipov, Kadirov was an Uzbekistani national with a questionable immigration history to say the least. It was found that Saipov was a recipient of a diversity lottery program that seemed to randomly pick migrants to accept into the United States. Although after the attack it seems that the program is not based on randomization but rather radicalization.
Saipov, 29, can be seen here as he exited the vehicle he used to murder innocent civilians. He was shot in the stomach by a police officer and taken to a hospital, he awaits justice. Saipov is a monster that deserves whatever fate his judge and jury deem fit for this loser. It was reported that he was smiling in the hospital and asked for his ISIS flag to be hung up, a request that should have him thrown out of the hospital. This man is a ISIS warrior and yet he was allowed to be chosen as a recipient of a program that should not even exist in the first place. Not only was his selection questionable but Saipov also brought 23 family members with him through chain migration, another questionable program that seems to hide true danger behind demagogic promises to keep families together. Through reports from Europe, we know that many of the Muslims that come from the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asian regions of the world tend to lie on their government forms in order to hide the truth. This happens in Europe as the Muslim migrants lie about their nationality in order to apply for better benefits as they have no moral compass that tells them not to lie to infidel governments.
Islam condones lying to infidels so long as it benefits Muslims and Islam itself. With this logic it is not impossible to rationalize that monsters like Saipov could lie about who is and who is not family in order to get through a less strict immigration process. Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is in hot water as it was his immigration policies that allowed the dangerous jihadist to avoid normal immigration proceedings. If a jihadi can make it through a government diversity program, then his jihadist brethren can certainly get through another government process with Saipov claiming they are cousins, uncles, brothers, and fathers. Luckily the FBI has managed to capture another involved with Saipov but it is not likely they will release the information relating to his immigration status. He could have entered the country as one of Saipov’s 23 family members, thus proving the danger that these programs represent. President Trump telling it like it is as his allegiances to a foregin and hostile group as well as committing murder in the name of a medieval religion should certainly warrant the death penalty. If they aren’t afraid of the consequences then why should they stop attacking? ___________________________
If you have been paying attention to the press releases and full page ads of Antifa, first of all, we feel sorry for you.Secondly, however, you would have been inclined to believe that the United States was set for some grand awakening weekend with mass civil disobedience, violence, and a “revolution” meant to depose President Donald Trump. The folks at Antifa, the oxymoronically named neo-Fascist gang responsible for sustained attacks on the First Amendment, were hellbent on November 4th being a day of reckoning for their enemies: The American conservative. Instead, we were treated to a fine menu of “nothing burgers”, courtesy of an embarrassingly low turnout and real lack of “pizazz” among the radical left’s most vocal group. “Refuse Fascism, the group behind this weekend’s multi-city Antifa rallies, claims to be ‘organizing millions of people to drive out the fascist Trump / Pence regime.‘ Actual turnout on the first day of their nationwide rallies was far lower. “The group, founded by Revolutionary Communist Party chairman Bob Avakian, took out a full-page ad in the New York Times to promote the rally, and has enjoyed free press in the national media in the past few days. “Despite the press attention, turnout was low at many of Refuse Fascism’s rallies, which were scheduled to take place in 20 U.S. cities. The exception appears to have been L.A, where local news reported that close to 2,000 protesters gathered. “There were no reports of violent incidents, although a woman accused of deliberately splashing her drink on a Trump supporter was reportedly arrested at the Refuse Fascism march in New York City.” The deliberating splashing of a drink onto a political rival makes for one incredibly succinct characterization of the weekend warriors of the radical left. Antifa’s misguided call to arms has failed, again, and likely for reasons far beyond their own understanding. America is not full of action-seeking millennials ready to exert their power on this world. Instead, these keyboard warriors are far more comfortable arguing on Facebook and Twitter with their friends’ parents who cite Breitbart than they are heading out into the real world and possibly getting their hands dirty. Besides, for these social “justice” warriors who are nothing more than social “media” miscreants, it’s hard to take a cute selfie for Tinder with pepper spray in your eyes. ___________________________
French policeman enter Muslim no-go zone, what happens next will shock you Why are policemen fighting like a bunch of patsies with pepper spray against people who belong in jail? This is madness. Pepper spray is a useful tool in very specific situations, but not against grown men who are attacking policemen. Have the courts and politicians in France decided to tie the hands of the police to this level? If so, it is just a matter of time till more havoc becomes the norms on the streets of France.
Exclusive — Jerry Falwell Backs Steve Bannon Effort to Oust ‘Fake Republicans,’ Calls for Evangelical Army to Rise Up to Defeat Them The Associated Press byMATTHEW BOYLE 25 Oct 2017Lynchburg, Virginia LYNCHBURG, Virginia — Jerry Falwell, Jr., the president of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and one of the most influential leaders in the evangelical Christian community nationwide is calling for evangelicals everywhere to stand with Stephen K. Bannon against the “fake Republicans” in the Washington, D.C., swamp.Bannon, the Executive Chairman of Breitbart News and former chief strategist in President Donald Trump’s White House, is leading what he calls a “season of war” against the political class in Washington, D.C., that has already seen at least three anti-Trump establishment Republicans fall. Appointed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) lost his primary runoff to conservative Judge Roy Moore in Alabama on Sept. 26, and on that same day Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) announced his looming retirement. Then, on Tuesday of this week, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) announced his plans to resign after it was clear he would not win a primary nor a general election in Arizona. More establishment Republicans who are standing in the way of President Trump’s agenda are expected to fall over the next year in the upcoming midterm elections. Falwell, in an exclusive interview last week in his office at Liberty University—the Christian university his late father built—backed Bannon 100 percent and called for the removal of “Fake Republicans” who “deceive” the electorate by claiming to support President Trump when they actually do not. “I’ve coined the term ‘Fake Republicans,’” Falwell, a key early endorser of President Trump in the 2016 GOP primaries, told Breitbart News. “There are four or five ‘Fake Republicans’ in the Senate and many in the House. If they can be replaced in 2018—the political class needs to go. If the people can go out and find candidates like Donald Trump who have been successful in the private sector and go out and primary those people—I’m talking about, I know it’s not going to happen in Maine, but I’m talking about people like Susan Collins, [Lindsey] Graham, [Jeff] Flake, [John] McCain, [Mitch] McConnell. Even the ones that don’t—I heard somebody on the radio this morning, one of Mitch McConnell’s friends, bragging about how the Republicans have gone 95 percent with Trump’s agenda. Well, the five percent is always the one—the issues that matter. It’s always the issues that matter. They don’t always, the group of ‘Fake Republicans,’ they don’t always vote against it. They just make sure enough of their buddies vote against it to kill it. It’s all done behind closed doors. They got to go. And I think if they go, Trump is going to be the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.” When asked specifically about Bannon’s season of war, Falwell says: “I love it.” Falwell also praised nationally syndicated radio host Laura Ingraham, who’s another leader in the movement to oust “Fake Republicans.” “I knew when he left the administration, he was doing it for a reason,” Falwell said. “A good reason. And now we all know what it was. He sees that for Trump to be successful, those guys got to go. I’m so proud of him for going after them and leading the effort and Laura Ingraham is out there helping the effort too. She spoke here last week. Actually, she did her radio show live from Liberty.” Falwell said that he is “so proud of” Bannon because he is actually following through on helping President Trump drain the swamp in Washington. “He’s probably the only guy who could organize an effort to primary out these, I keep saying ’Fake Republicans’ because that’s what they are,” Falwell said. “They deceive their constituencies into believing they are something they’re not. I think that’s the worst kind of politician. I have more respect for the Democrats than I do for those ‘Fake Republicans,’ because at least the Democrats admit what they believe. At least they tell their constituencies how they feel on the issues. These moderate ‘Fake Republicans’– they play the people. They mislead them. They pull the wool over their eyes. I just think that’s the worst type of deceit in politics.” Falwell said that in the past these “Fake Republicans” could “fool” the voters because the voters did not have as much access to information as they do now in the Internet age, but they can no longer pull the wool over the eyes of the American people. He pointed to such “Fake Republicans” as Luther Strange in Alabama and House Speaker Paul Ryan as examples of those who can no longer get away with misleading voters into believing they are conservative. “There was a day when the Republicans who are not really Republicans could fool the American people because there was no Internet, there was just three or four networks and that was it,” Falwell said. “They got away with it for a long time. For decades, really. I think now the people have wised up because they talk to each other on Facebook and they get their news from so many different sources, and they are starting to see how they’ve been fooled. I think that groundswell is what happened to Luther Strange and I think it’s going to happen to a lot of them next year. It’s the only hope for the country. We really don’t have a majority in the Senate, and I don’t think in the House. Paul Ryan is in a lot of ways just as bad as a lot of the Senators. He hides it. But it’s a sort of a vicious acquiescence.” Falwell called on evangelical voters to band together nationwide—just like they did behind Trump—and stand for voting out the “Fake Republicans.” “They need to do the same thing in the Senate and House elections next year, and they need to not—they need to do what they did with Trump,” Falwell said when asked what evangelical voters need to do. “Don’t look at a candidate on whether he has the same religious background as you do. Don’t look at whether he or she fit to be the pastor of your church. Look at who’s going to vote right on the issues. Look at who’s actually succeeded in real life outside of the political world. That’s who they need to vote for. It may not be the most conservative candidate. But it’s got to be somebody who’s not part of the establishment and has succeeded in real life. Look for somebody with common sense. Find that candidate and support them, and I think they can change the Congress. Then in the last few years of Trump’s presidency we can turn this country around.” Falwell continued by explaining what he means by “common sense candidates,” and that it does not always mean the most conservative candidates. “When I say common sense candidates, when I say not always the most conservative, I’m saying don’t just vote on ideology,” Falwell said. “When you listen to these politicians, they know what to say to assure you what their ideology is. But that’s not what matters. What matters is do they have common sense? Have they succeeded in the real world? Then, all the rest will follow because if you have common sense and you start trying to fix things then you’re going to become a conservative like Trump did, because you see that’s the only way to fix things.” Falwell said that President Trump has been very successful on all the things he has not needed Congress for, like the stock market and economic success. “That’s because people are optimistic now, for the first time in eight years,” he said regarding the stock market. Falwell also cited everything Trump has done within his administration, from decimating the Islamic State and liberating Raqqa, Syria, to rolling back regulations, to enforcing immigration law and more. It’s just Congress that stands in the way, he said, and it’s those “Fake Republicans” who use Congress to block Trump’s agenda. He also said that the vast majority of the media is destroying their credibility over the course of this administration, and that people across the country are waking up to the mass deception from Washington—even in America’s strongly Democrat inner cities. Falwell argued that globalist trade efforts like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) were designed by elites to create a “permanent impoverished class” in America dependent upon the government, something people have woken up to and are fighting back against. “I think the media is shooting themselves in the foot every day,” Falwell said. “And I think the people have wised up to it. I know how you get the people in the big cities to start voting right: You get rid of NAFTA that sent all the jobs—the whole idea behind NAFTA was to send all the jobs to other countries to keep a permanent impoverished class of people in this country who couldn’t get jobs dependent upon the Democratic Party to vote for the Democrats. They replaced jobs with welfare to keep themselves in office. That’s what has got to be reversed. We can’t just bring the companies back; you got to cut the welfare back, too, and get people to work. That’s the main thing that has got to happen to turn this country around. That would be the best thing in the world for the poor people in inner cities, to have jobs instead of welfare checks. Their self-worth will go up. So will their self-esteem. They’ll enjoy life more. They’ll feel productive. And they’ll move on up and they’ll end up doing well. They’re not going to do it if the prevailing thinking is ‘why would I work if I can just stay on welfare?’” President Trump talked about the “Forgotten Man” in his inauguration address, and Falwell believes he is doing everything he can to fight for that person. But, again, he points to the “Fake Republicans” standing in the way. “Like I said, there’s just a few ‘Fake Republicans’ that are keeping the government from doing what it needs to do for the Forgotten Man,” Falwell said. “That’s why this election is so important. And that’s why it’s so important what Steve Bannon is doing. We got to get some kind of organized effort and we really need big donors to step up and help all those candidates in all of those states in the primaries, and I hope some organization steps up. It’s not going to be the Republican National Committee, I don’t think. That’s what I hope will happen. I just don’t know if the RNC can be trusted to take on the establishment like that.” Falwell said that the RNC’s stated neutrality in primaries “is the problem.” “We need somebody that’s not neutral, where a good number of the RNC donors can give their money to win these primaries,” Falwell said. When asked if the new message walking into 2018 is “Make the Republican Party Great Again,” just like the 2016 message was “Make America Great Again,” Falwell said: “Exactly.” This piece is the first of a series on Falwell’s exclusive interview with Breitbart News at Liberty University last week.