The Trump Effect? Britain’s Theresa May Issues Stark Threat To U.N. (Video)

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A day after Pres. Donald Trump gave his “America First” speech at the United Nations, British Prime Minister Theresa May threatened to withhold 30 percent of the funds the country contributes to funding the international body if reforms aren’t made.

May said the gap between the U.N.’s nobility of purpose and its effectiveness needs to get smaller. The new U.N. secretary general, Antonio Guterres, promised to begin reforming the institution in order to do just that.

Pres. Trump also threatened to withdraw considerable funding from the United States to the U.N. if member countries didn’t honor their obligations in return.

With the two largest financial contributors to the U.N. threatening to withhold funds, one can only hope the world organization will follow through on the reforms Secretary General Guterres has promised.

Many, myself included, would like to see the U.N. dissolved.

The chronic issue of countries with abhorrent human rights records sitting on the Human Rights Council, the constant sanctioning of Israel while ignoring the true bad actors, as well as the seedy underbelly of immune diplomats engaging in sex slavery and drug trafficking make the effort hardly seem worth it.

The U.S. and Britain have no choice but to follow through on these threats. The U.N. and member countries need to get their act together or be disbanded once and for all.

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Suspect in Pam Gellar Beheading Plot Goes With “Fat Loser” Defense

A Massachusetts man is currently standing trial for plotting to behead anti-Islam and women’s rights activist Pamela Gellar after she sponsored a “Draw Muhammad Day” in Garland, TX in 2015. The event ended in a terrifying attack that was not that unpredictable given the past response of some Muslims to similar events and “transgressions.”

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David Wright and his uncle, along with one other man are accused of plotting to behead Gellar and then carry out more attacks on police officers in the name of Islam and the Prophet Muhammed. The Daily Mail reports:

Prosecutors said Wright, his uncle, Usaamah Rahim, of Boston, and another man agreed to kill Geller in the summer of 2015 after the cartoon contest in suburban Dallas, Texas.

In May of that year, Wright met with Rahim and Nicholas Rovinski, of Warwick, Rhode Island, for more than two hours on a secluded Rhode Island beach and discussed plans to kill Geller, according to the indictment.

Days later, Rahim told Wright he couldn’t wait to attack Geller and decided instead to go after ‘those boys in blue,’ referring to police, Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Siegmann told jurors Wednesday.

Wright encouraged his uncle to attack police and die a ‘martyr,’ instructing him to destroy his cellphone and wipe all the data from his computer said Siegmann.

Like any good lawyer would do, Wright’s defense team is claiming that that was all just talk and Wright didn’t reall mean any of it. He wasn’t saying all those things because he’s a radicalized Muslim terrorist, but because he’s a just a fat, lonely loser.

Wright’s lawyers told jurors at a Boston courthouse:

In 2015, David felt very, very fat, very failed, and was living in a world of fantastical ideas. He hid behind screens, looking for an escape, looking for a distraction from who he really was.

Attorney Jessica Hedges told the jury that at the time of his plan, Wright weighed more than 500 lbs, lived with his mother and found acceptance in an online community that shared his growing sense of discontent. She went on to ring the free speech bell, saying:

We can be incredibly angry at what someone reads, what someone says and what someone talks about and not convict them as a criminal for it.

We’ve heard a lot of unthinkable defenses for those who gleefully slaughter innocents in the name of Islam, but the “fat loser” defense takes the sheet cake.

The portly plotter is charged with obstruction of justice, conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and conspiring to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries. He faces life in prison if convicted.

 

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Trump’s Actions Since Taking Office Have Robert Mueller’s Team Asking Questions

Among the things being closely examined by special counsel Robert Mueller would be the post-election antics of Donald Trump.

According to a new report in the New York Times, the firing of FBI Director James Comey, national security adviser Michael Flynn, and the Oval Office meeting Trump had with two Russian officials are on his radar.

In recent weeks, Mr. Mueller’s office sent a document to the White House that detailed 13 different areas that investigators want more information about. Since then, administration lawyers have been scouring White House emails and asking officials whether they have other documents or notes that may pertain to Mr. Mueller’s requests.

One of the requests is about a meeting Mr. Trump had in May with Russian officials in the Oval Office the day after James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, was fired. That day, Mr. Trump met with the Russian foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, and the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey I. Kislyak, along with other Russian officials. The New York Times reportedthat in the meeting Mr. Trump had said that firing Mr. Comey relieved “great pressure” on him.

That would be the meeting where the Russian officials reportedly had a good chuckle when reporters mentioned Comey’s firing.

That’s also the meeting where Trump revealed sensitive information about the movements of an Israeli spy embedded with ISIS in Syria, potentially putting his life in danger.

There’s more.

Mueller also wants to know about Trump’s hand in crafting the (false) statement given by Donald Trump Jr., regarding the June 2016 meeting with a Kremlin-connected attorney.

Because people with nothing to hide don’t need to lie.

Ty Cobb, the lawyer Mr. Trump hired to provide materials related to the Russia investigation to the special counsel and Congress, has told Mr. Mueller’s office that he will turn over many of the documents this week.

“We can’t comment on any specific requests being made or our conversations with the special counsel,’’ he said.

But somebody is commenting, and it sounds like this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Melania Takes on the Issue of Bullying, and the Loony Left Turns Right Around and Bullies Her

First Lady Melania Trump addressed a luncheon at the U.N. today, and she had the issue of cyberbullying on her mind. She spoke of the need for adults and online influencers to put an end to cyberbullying by setting a good example for children, saying, “We must turn our focus right now to the message and content they are exposed to on a daily basis through social media, the bullying, the experience online and in person.”

She continued, “We must teach every child the values of empathy and communication that are at the core of the kindness, mindfulness, integrity and leadership which can only be taught from example.” Something all grown-ups should be able to agree on, right?

Not so much.

As if on cue, the loony left took to Twitter and began a cyberbullying campaign against Melania. Some mocked her for the bright pink dress she wore to the speech.

Others, like this anonymous charmer who likely lives in his mother’s basement and lets the fact that he’d never stand a chance with a woman like Melania eat away at his soul, took the opportunity to call her a “porn model whore.”

Mike T belittles the First Lady as nothing more than gyrating tranny.

The First Lady, whether by choice or by necessity, has taken on an issue that plagues communities throughout the country. We read nearly every day of a child who took their life because they were bullied online; Melania’s own son, 11-year-old Barron, has been the target of online bullies. She’s a mom who feels the pain of her child being hurt by anonymous cowards, and this is something all too many American families can relate to.

Leftists have become boringly predictable. Of course they’d react to a speech about bullying by bullying the person who gave the speech. Hate is all they know.

 

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Unimaginable: Puerto Rico Is Completely Without Power (Video)

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In 2017, when much of the Western world has had electricity for almost a century, it is hard to imagine an entire population of 3.5 million suddenly out of power.

As Hurricane Maria, a category 4 storm with winds hitting 150 mph, ravages the Caribbean, the U.S. territory island of Puerto Rico is reportedly completely without power, according to officials.

Being thrown into an existence without electricity often exposes just how reliant our lives have become on utilities and devices Mother Nature can wipe out without care or recourse.

Puerto Rico had barely two weeks to start assessing the damage of Hurricane Irma, let alone begin to recover, before Maria struck.

Red Cross shelters across the island are taking in residents, many of whom have never sought shelter during a storm before.

Maria is the strongest hurricane to hit the island since 1932.

Our prayers and hearts go out to all those affected during this hurricane season.

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North Korean Defector Reveals Barbaric Ways Citizens are Executed and Put Into Sex Slavery

New information has surfaced about just how brutal the Kim regime is toward its own citizens, and not just toward criminals, defectors, or undesirables, but to the upper class as well.

According to the Mirror, North Korean defector, 26-year-old going by Hee Yeon Lim, is the daughter of a man who was a senior official within the Kim regime. At great risk to her own life, Hee gave an interview to the Mirror from a secret location in Seoul, South Korea.

According to Hee, she and her family escaped her state appropriated home in Pyongyang to South Korea after her father, Colonel Wui Yeon Lim, died at the age of 51.

Hee told the Mirror that she had, what she thought, was a normal life in North Korea’s capitol. She was driven to, and picked up from school everyday in a state provided car. She was very careful about her speech, speaking only adoration for the Kim regime. She says she also had a boyfriend.

However, Hee said the carefully controlled lifestyle she lived was a mask to cover a dark secret.

“Despite our privilege we were scared. I saw terrible things in Pyongyang,” said Hee.

According to the Mirror, Hee and the other upper class children were taken out of school where they were forced to witness the public execution of 11 musicians who had made a video that was considered disagreeable by the regime.

She recalls: “We were ordered to leave our classes by security men and made to travel to the Military Academy in Pyongyang. There is a sports ground there, a kind of stadium.

“The musicians were brought out, tied up, hooded and apparently gagged, so they could not make a noise, not beg for mercy or even scream.

“What I saw that day made me sick in my stomach. They were lashed to the end of anti-aircraft guns.

“There were around 10,000 people ordered to watch that day and I was standing 200 feet from these victims.

“A gun was fired, the noise was deafening, absolutely terrifying and the guns were fired one after the other.

“The musicians just disappeared each time the guns were fired into them. Their bodies were blown to bits, totally destroyed, blood and bits flying everywhere.

“And then after that military tanks moved in and they ran over the bits on the ground where the remains lay.

Hee told the Mirror that the executions were too much for her. She became ill, and wouldn’t eat for days afterward.

According to the Daily Caller, death by anti-aircraft gun isn’t uncommon. In February, Kim executed five senior officials for giving inaccurate reports. Another senior official was executed for merely dozing off during a meeting with Kim in the same way.

The execution wasn’t the only thing that solidified Hee’s decision to flee North Korea with her family. Hee told the Mirror that the pretty girls were often taken out of schools in order to learn to become Kim’s sex slaves at his various estates.

“Officials came to our schools and picked out teenage girls to work at one of his “hundreds” of homes around Pyongyang.

“They take the prettiest and ensure they have straight, good legs.

“They learn to serve him food like caviar and extremely rare delicacies. They are also taught how to massage him and they become sex slaves.

“Yes, they have to sleep with him and they cannot make a mistake or object because they could very easily simply disappear.”

When asked what happened if they became pregnant, Hee answered “maybe the same.” Girls that don’t become pregnant are eventually discarded, and given to high-ranking officials for marriage.

 

 

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Remember Obama’s “Julia?” She’s Not Doing So Well

Do you remember Obama’s 2012 campaign gimmick “The Life of Julia?” It was an online slideshow (sadly no longer available) that demonstrated a creepy cradle-to-grave vision of government intervention as depicted through the life of one constituent- Julia. The idea was to juxtapose Obama’s policies with Romney’s proposals and illustrate “how President Obama’s policies help one woman over her lifetime—and how Mitt Romney would change her story.”

The Heritage Foundation wondered how Julia would be faring 5 years later, after Obama won that election. It’s not pretty. In fact, she’s probably pretty glad we have a republican majority right now that can give her a break.

Check it out:

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Facebook Event Pages Used by Russians to Organize, Promote Pro-Trump Rallies

When you think about it, using social media as a means of pushing a particular narrative by a hostile foreign government really isn’t that difficult.

According to a new report from the Daily Beast, Russian propagandists attempted to organize pro-Trump rallies in at least 17 U.S. cities, using Facebook pages.

The demonstrations—at least one of which was promoted online by local pro-Trump activists— brought dozens of supporters together in real life. They appear to be the first case of Russian provocateurs successfully mobilizing Americans over Facebook in direct support of Donald Trump.

The Aug. 20, 2016, events were collectively called “Florida Goes Trump!” and they were billed as a “patriotic state-wide flash mob,” unfolding simultaneously in 17 different cities and towns in the battleground state. It’s difficult to determine how many of those locations actually witnessed any turnout, in part because Facebook’s recent deletion of hundreds of Russian accounts hid much of the evidence. But videos and photos from two of the locations—Fort Lauderdale and Coral Springs—were reposted to a Facebook page run by the local Trump campaign chair, where they remain to this day.

“On August 20, we want to gather patriots on the streets of Floridian towns and cities and march to unite America and support Donald Trump!” read the Facebook event page for the demonstrations. “Our flash mob will occur in several places at the same time; more details about locations will be added later. Go Donald!”

The Facebook page that organized the events was called Being Patriotic, and had over 200,000 members. There was also a related Twitter account called @March_for_Trump.

Both accounts have been deleted, at this point. Facebook did a purge of any accounts they determined to be “fake,” or related to Russian players and seem to have deleted the page, as of August 27.

Events promoted by the page last year included a July “Down With Hillary!” protest outside Clinton’s New York campaign headquarters, a September 11 pro-Trump demonstration in Manhattan, simultaneous “Miners for Trump” demonstrations in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh in October, and a pro-Trump rally outside Trump Tower last November, after his election victory.

Facebook admitted earlier this month that they’d determined there were around 3,000 ads, coming from 470 accounts that were linked to what they’re calling “Russian troll farms.”

The pro-Trump events represent “the next level” of suspected Russian influence operations, said Clint Watts, a former FBI agent who has testified about those operations to a Senate committee investigating them.

“This would be a direct effort that they attempted that’s more than online promotion,” Watts told The Daily Beast. “‘Let’s organize and try to get people to move to events in a proactive way around a candidate. Again, if it traces back to Russia, you can’t deny that’s foreign influence in an election.”

And clearly, they had a favorite and an agenda.

The thing about Facebook event pages is that anyone can mark themselves as attending. That doesn’t mean they’ll show up, so it’s hard to determine how much of an impact the pages had.

Special counsel Robert Mueller, as well as congressional investigators have been shown the ads, and they may seek to have Facebook executives testify about their origins.

 

 

 

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Pelosi Calls Dreamers a “Constituency,” Applauds Illegal Immigrants Bringing Children to US

Fresh off getting chased out of a press conference by pro-amnesty activists, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is still prostrating herself at the feet of the Dreamer crowd.

During her weekly press conference on Wednesday, Pelosi — a lawmaker — said that illegal immigrant parents “did a great thing” by bringing their children to the U.S., despite it being against the law to do so.

“These families did a great thing for our country bringing these kids here, who are working, who are in the military, who are in school, who are a brilliant part of our future,” said Pelosi.

Pelosi said she’s still at odds with the mob that raided her press conference with Reps. Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman on Monday.

“While I respect the concerns of the people who came to our meeting, we are not in a situation where we can say all or none,” said Pelosi. “We have to save the Dreamers now.”

Pelosi then called the Dreamers — illegal immigrants brought into the states as children — as a “constituency.”

“The constituency is there for our country,” added Pelosi. “It’s success will lead to other success.”

To refresh the noggin, “constituency” means a body of voters with the power to elect a representative in government. Illegal immigrants do not have the power to vote in our country.

So why is Pelosi cheering on illegal immigrants who illegally bring their children into the U.S., and calling people who don’t have the right to vote a “constituency?”

The wording could be understood if she were merely looking forward to having bought the votes of many illegals-turned-legal at the stroke of a pen she’s helping hold. However, in conjunction with applauding illegal immigrants for bringing their children here in defiance of U.S. law, calling illegal immigrants a “constituency” seems very anti-law.

 

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Will the Trump Brand be Enough to Bring the Crowds Out for Strange in Alabama?

What a conundrum Trumpbart Breitbart must be in.

They invested all their populist dreams in Donald Trump, only to see him roll on DACA, the border wall, and now in his choice of Senate candidates.

Trump has endorsed the establishment favorite, Luther Strange, in the runoff election for the Senate seat left vacant by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In doing so, Trump has aligned himself with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

It looks like a family spat, however, as the outlet has opted to run a piece today, revealing that some within Trump’s White House worry about what the optics of a small crowd in Alabama could do to Trump’s image.

“White House aides told Breitbart News they were worried about turning out a large crowd size for Trump, given they know the president has already given his endorsement and that he and the Vice President Mike Pence are campaigning for the establishment candidate against the presumed anti-establishment candidate former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore,” it continues before citing an anonymous White House official.

“It doesn’t look good to have them [Trump and Pence] stumping for the guy who is going to lose,” the official told Breitbart.

“We have concerns that there may not be a high amount of turnout at the rallies for Strange and we are concerned that some of those that may show up may be there to shout pro-Roy Moore slogans — or that they just want to see the president and vice president but still plan to vote for Roy Moore,” Breitbart says another unidentified aide told it.

Welcome to politics.

Trump and Vice President Pence will both be making trips to Alabama in the coming days.

Trump is scheduled to appear in Huntsville on Friday, while Pence will make a last minute lunge for Strange on Monday in Birmingham.

On the other side, Sebastian Gorka and Sarah Palin – both reliable lackeys to the Trump cause – are campaigning over the weekend for Moore.

Currently, Moore is leading Strange in the polls.

I wouldn’t worry that hitching his wagon to a losing horse could ruin the crowd size. Trump will just do as he did for his last rally – have the people pack into a small area and film only that tight space, to give the illusion of a massive crowd.

Problem solved.

 

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