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When the people fear their government, there is tyranny.
When the government fears the people, there is liberty.

-- Thomas Jefferson

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth
becomes a revolutionary act.
 -- George Orwell

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they
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 -- Mahatma Gandhi

FBI arrests the leader of the patriotic group which is arresting illegal aliens at the border. Is FBI helping to uphold the law or is FBI the fifth column, an army seeking to destroy our borders, our souvernty for the anti-American globalists?

Posted on | April 21, 2019 | No Comments

April 20, 2019 / 10:47 PM / Updated 5 hours ago

FBI arrests leader of armed group stopping migrants in New MexicoAndrew Hay
TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) – The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico.
The arrest came two days after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) accused the group of illegally detaining migrants and New Mexico’s Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham ordered an investigation.

Hopkins, 69, also known as Johnny Horton, was arrested in Sunland Park, New Mexico, on a federal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.

“We’re not worried about it, he’s going to be cleared,” said Jim Benvie, a spokesman for the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), blaming his arrest on political pressure from Lujan Grisham.

Hopkins is the “national commander” of the UCP, which has had around half a dozen members camped out on a rotating basis near Sunland Park since late February.


The UCP describes itself as a “patriot group” helping U.S. Border Patrol cope with record numbers of Central American families crossing the border to seek asylum.

Dressed in camouflage and carrying rifles, UCP members have helped U.S. Border Patrol detain over 5,600 migrants in the last two months, Benvie said. Videos posted online by the group show members telling migrants to stop, sit down, and wait for agents to arrive. Critics accuse the UCP of impersonating law enforcement.

Crowdfunding sites PayPal and GoFundMe on Friday barred the group, citing policies not to promote hate or violence, after the ACLU called the UCP a “fascist militia.”

“Today’s arrest by the FBI indicates clearly that the rule of law should be in the hands of trained law enforcement officials, not armed vigilantes,” New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said in a statement of Hopkins’s arrest.

Hopkins was previously arrested in Oregon in 2006 on suspicion of impersonating a police officer and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement it did not support citizens taking law enforcement into their own hands and instead encouraged the public to be its eyes and ears on the border.

Benvie said the UCP was doing just that and had the support of local Border Patrol and police.

Mostly military veterans, UCP members carry weapons for self defense and at no time pointed guns at migrants, as they have been accused of, Benvie said.

Despite having funding sources cut off, Benvie said the group’s online support had swelled since it came under attack this week. Its Facebook followers have more than doubled since Thursday.

Asked what the group would do if told to leave by state police, Benvie said they would probably go and, if they felt the order violated their constitutional rights, sue the state of New Mexico.

“There’s not going to be any standoffs, this isn’t the Bundy Ranch,” Benvie said, in reference to a 2014 armed confrontation in Nevada.

Reporting by Andrew Hay in Taos, New Mexico; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Christopher Cushing
from Drudgereport.com

Posted on | April 21, 2019 | No Comments

The 2020 presidential campaign of former Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) has lost two top aides in recent days, according to a report.

Progressive operative Becky Bond, who worked on O’Rourke’s failed U.S. Senate bid against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and her deputy Zack Malitz, have split from the campaign at a time when campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon moves to “professionalize” operations, per BuzzFeed News.

O’Rourke spokesperson Chris Evans said both advisers were “temporary” employee’s of the campaign on a one-month basis but still remain “volunteers”


“They were not only instrumental to the historic Texas Senate race but they agreed to help get us off the ground in this monumental undertaking of running a grassroots campaign for president in every part of the country,” he said. “Becky and Zack remain close friends of the campaign, and true to form, they have already joined our army of grassroots volunteers who are signing up for shifts and committing to electing Beto president.”

Bond told BuzzFeed News of her and Malitz’s exit that it was “time for us to move on to other challenges.”

“Launching a presidential campaign without a big staff or even a campaign manager was no easy feat and it took everyone pitching in,” said Bond. “We’re proud to have been part of the team of deeply dedicated staff and volunteers who nearly pulled off a historic upset in the 2018 Texas Senate race and broke records launching Beto’s campaign for the presidency.”

The departure comes after O’Rourke released ten years of his tax returns Monday, revealing that he and his wife donated only a tiny sliver of their income to charity in 2017. The couple paid roughly $81,000 in taxes in 2017 on an adjusted gross income of around $366,500 and donated only about $1,200 that year, amounting to just one-third of one percent.

O’Rourke was confronted about his less-than-stellar charity givings, prompting one of his campaign’s biggest gaffes since kickoff. When pressed by a University of Virginia student as to why his sister, a recent college graduate, donated more to charity than him, the White House hopeful said his contribution to public service makes up for his lack of donations.

“I’ve served in public office since 2005. I do my best to contribute to the success of my community, of my state, and now, of my country. There are ways that I do this that are measurable and there are ways that I do this that are immeasurable,” O’Rourle said. “There are charities that we donate to that we’ve recorded and itemized, others that we have donated to that we have not.”

“But I’m doing everything that I can right now, spending this time with you — not with our kiddos, not back home in El Paso — because I want to sacrifice everything to make sure that we meet this moment of truth with everything that we’ve got,” he added.

O’Rourke raised $9.4 million in the first 18 days of his campaign for president.

BREAKING: Multiple EXPLOSIONS At Sri Lankan Churches On Easter Morning

Posted on | April 21, 2019 | No Comments

BREAKING: Multiple EXPLOSIONS At Sri Lankan Churches On Easter Morning

by Brock Simmons April 21, 2019
The worldwide attacks on Christianity continue as multiple churches in Sri Lanka have apparently been targeted, with multiple explosions killing 20+ and injuring dozens more. One outlet is reporting 99 dead.

SKY News reports:

At least 20 people have been killed and 280 others injured after a series of blasts hit three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka, according to a hospital official.

A Sri Lanka security official said near-simultaneous blasts hit the six locations.

An explosion ripped through St Anthony’s Shrine in the capital Colombo, causing casualties among worshippers.

Eye-witnesses say buildings in the surrounding area shook with force of the blast and 50 people so far have reportedly been taken to Colombo’s main hospital.

A second explosion hit St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, north of Colombo.

BREAKING NEWS : Explosion reported at the Kingsbury hotel.

6 explosions reported – Police

Kochikade Church
Katuwapitiya Church
Shangri La hotel
Cinnamon Grand Hotel
Kingsbury hotel
A church in Batticaloa #lka #SriLanka #BreakingNews

— News 1st (@NewsfirstSL) April 21, 2019

Death Toll according to the Police :
Katuwapitiya : 50 dead
Batticaloa – 25 dead / 75 injured
National Hospital – 24 dead#lka #SriLanka

— News 1st (@NewsfirstSL) April 21, 2019

Newsweek adds:

Six near-simultaneous explosions occurred in Sri Lanka’s capital city of Colombo and nearby Negombo on Easter Sunday.

* Police report that three hotels favored by tourists, Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury, were hit.

• Two of the explosions occurred at Catholic churches in Colombo. Both were holding Easter Mass at the time of the explosions.

• The third church is located in Negombo, a heavily-Catholic town located north of Colombo.

• Multiple casualties have been confirmed in two locations.

1:13 a.m. EDT: Tamil Guardian reports that 10 people have been confirmed dead at the Zion Church in Batticaloa. In Colombo, the site of multiple explosions, 25 people have been confirmed dead, with at least 150 admitted to hospitals in the capital city.

Three churches in Sri Lanka’s capital city of Colombo have reportedly been hit by explosions as worshippers attended Easter Sunday services.

Little is currently known about the cause of the explosions, but an Associated Press brief indicates that there are casualties. However, Sri Lankan news services are reporting that 150 people have been taken to local hospitals, but no deaths have been confirmed.

Initial reports only listed two churches and 80 casualties, so these numbers could go up as more reports come in.

Coincidence that this is happening on Easter morning? Has the religion of peace struck again? This is only the latest in a string of attacks on Christians.
from Gateway pundit

PayPal Blacklists United Constitutional Patriots After They Helped Catch Illegal Aliens Invading U.S

Posted on | April 21, 2019 | No Comments

PayPal Blacklists United Constitutional Patriots After They Helped Catch Illegal Aliens Invading U.S.


Posted on | April 20, 2019 | No Comments

The administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has stepped up migrant detentions and tightened access to humanitarian visas
By Jose Cortes http://news.trust.org/item/20190420145232-6ogk1

MAPASTEPEC, Mexico, April 20 (Reuters) – So many migrants have stopped in the southern Mexican town of Mapastepec in recent months that longstanding public sympathy for Central Americans traveling northward is starting to wane.

Hundreds of migrants have been camped out for weeks in Mapastepec, where locals say six migrant caravans have arrived since last Easter. By far the biggest was a group of thousands in October that drew the anger of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Ana Gabriela Galvan, a local resident who helped to provide food to migrants in the October caravan, told Reuters the small town in the impoverished state of Chiapas, which borders Guatemala, felt overwhelmed by the number of Central Americans.

“It’s really bad, because they’re pouring onto our land,” she said, noting that some locals were reluctant to leave their homes. “They ask for money, and if you offer food, they don’t want it; they want money and sometimes you don’t have any.”

Following a surge in apprehensions of Central Americans trying to enter the United States, Trump last month threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border if the Mexican government did not stop illegal immigration right away.

The administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has stepped up migrant detentions and tightened access to humanitarian visas, slowing the flow of caravans north and leaving hundreds of people in Mapastepec.

The humanitarian visas allow migrants to stay temporarily and get jobs. The documents also make it easier for them to travel through the country or seek longer residence.

According to government social development agency Coneval, Chiapas in 2015 had the highest poverty rate of Mexico’s 32 regions, at 72.5 percent. Some 20,000 people live in Mapastepec, the seat of a municipality of the same name where poverty levels were fractionally higher than the state average in 2015.

A month ago, a large knot of migrants began forming in Mapastepec when the National Migration Institute closed its main office in the nearby city of Tapachula. The closure prompted hundreds to travel north to the sweltering town on the Pacific coast where the agency has a smaller outpost.

Since then, bedraggled groups of men, women and children have been staying in and around a local sports stadium, hoping to be issued humanitarian visas.

Central Americans today make up the bulk of undocumented migrants arrested on the U.S. border.

Southern Mexico has long sent thousands of migrants north and support for them has traditionally been strong there. Concentrations of Central American migrants on Mexico’s northern border caused tensions in the city of Tijuana when caravans arrived late last year.


Recent studies show that while Mexicans still have sympathy for migrants, many are concerned that Mexico will not be able to cope with the arrival of thousands of people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador fleeing violence and poverty at home.

A survey of around 500 adults in February by the Center of Public Opinion at the University of the Valley of Mexico (UVM) found that 83 percent of respondents believed the Central American migrants could cause problems for Mexico.

Rising crime, increased poverty and a decline in social services were the top risks identified by the poll.

Offered a binary choice on what should be done, 62 percent of those polled said Mexico should be stricter with migrants entering its territory. The other 38 percent said Mexico should help to develop Central America, as Lopez Obrador argues.

The study did not publish a margin of error.

Jesus Salvador Quintana, a senior official at the National Human Rights Commission, said in Mapastepec the body had noticed a decrease in assistance from the public but urged people to keep helping the migrants on their often arduous journeys.

“There are children, pregnant women, whole families that sometimes need this humanitarian aid,” he told Reuters.

Anabel Quintero, a young Honduran mother in Mapastepec, said when her caravan passed through the nearby town of Huixtla some shops closed rather than sell to migrants seeking medicine for sick children.

“It’s a bad feeling,” she said. “They told us they didn’t want us sleeping in the park, and we had to leave.”

Residents of Mapastepec are also running out of patience.

Street vendor Brenda Marisol Ballesteros told Reuters it was time for authorities to move the migrants onward.

“Why?,” she said. “Because things are in a real mess.” (Additional reporting by Roberto Ramirez in Huixtla; Editing by Dave Graham and Cynthia Osterman)

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

Posted on | April 20, 2019 | No Comments

MUST WATCH: Hilarious Little Girl Does Outstanding Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Impersonation

by Cassandra Fairbanks April 20, 2019 52 Comments


There have been a lot of viral impersonations of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on social media, but none have been quite this hilarious and adorable.

Wearing glasses and bright red lipstick, a young girl brilliantly skewered the freshmen congresswoman in a way that put the current cast of Saturday Night Live to shame.OMG 😯 An AOC mini-me! She nails it! #Priceless pic.twitter.com/CAfV8Da5d3

— Todd With Trump (@THeinrich22) April 20, 2019

“Like, I’m Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, aka AOC, and like, I want to talk about like, climate change, because like, there’s no doubt cow farts are making the climate change,” the girl’s rant begins. “Like, in July the climate was 96 degrees and in February the climate was 36 degrees. O.M.G. like, that’s a huge change in the climate in only four months,” the girl continues after counting the months on her fingers.

The hilarious bit continues with the child claiming that the world is going to end in 12 years.

“Like, I also want to talk about socialism because socialism is so amazing! Like, socialism is actually short for social media. Did you know that? Like, I use social media so I’m a socialist — and like three of the most successful countries in the world are socialist too. Venezuela, Facebook, and Twitter are all very successful socialist countries.”

The adorable impersonation concludes with the talented child asserting that she has a lot of friends who “moved to America from Facebook.”

Someone please give this child a television show!

Mueller finds Jared was top target of Russian influence, but he DID NOT engage…

Posted on | April 19, 2019 | 2 Comments

Mueller finds Jared was top target of Russian influence, but he DID NOT engage…
Attorney General William Barr told reporters on April 18, 2019 that he reviewed the team’s findings on allegations that President Trump tried to obstruct or impede the investigation, saying Mueller examined 10 instances of potential obstruction. By
Special Counsel Robert Mueller found evidence that affiliates of the Russian government repeatedly sought the audience and favor of Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and one of his closest advisers, throughout the 2016 presidential campaign and its immediate aftermath.

But Mueller’s documentation of those efforts, detailed in a 448-page, partly redacted report released on Thursday, shows that Kushner rebuffed most of those overtures.

Communication records show formal and informal associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin pursued inroads with Kushner through a network of shared contacts. While Kushner acknowledged to investigators that he was seeking better relations with Moscow after Trump’s November 2016 election, most Russian intermediaries failed in attempts to directly communicate with him, according to the report.

In 265 references to Kushner throughout the report – many of which are footnotes documenting text, phone and email exchanges – Kushner is on the receiving end of unsolicited emails and requests for meetings.

The report recounts only two exchanges between Kushner and Russian nationals throughout the 2016 race: a handshake at Washington’s Mayflower Hotel with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak – whom Kushner did not recognize by name until after the election – and the Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer held on June 9 of that year.

That meeting, organized by Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a former Russian prosecutor who had maintained ties with the government, was the only incident Mueller explicitly mentions involving Kushner that was investigated for violations of specific federal election laws.

The stated purpose of the meeting was to discuss Russian “dirt” on Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, and Mueller closely examined the event for evidence of the campaign’s willingness to receive derogatory information from a foreign source.

“Documentary evidence in the form of email chains supports the inference that Kushner and Manafort were aware of that purpose and attended the June 9 meeting anticipating the receipt of helpful information to the campaign from Russian sources,” the report said, referring to Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

While Mueller concluded there were “reasonable arguments” for prosecutorial action, he ultimately opted against it, finding the available evidence would not meet a criminal burden of proof that Trump’s aides were “willfully” violating the law or seeking valuable information from a foreign power.

Texts and emails verified Kushner’s account of the meeting to investigators. As the meeting transpired, he described it as a “waste of time” in a text to Manafort and asked his aides to call with an excuse to leave early.

Kushner did build a relationship during the campaign with one individual connected to the Russian government: Dimitri Simes, the head of a think tank in Washington known for its Russia policy program. Simes discouraged Kushner from publicly associating with Russians, citing concerns about “optics,” and provided Kushner with a memo on potential Russia policy that he passed along to other campaign aides.

Kushner explained to Mueller’s team that his relationship with Simes arose from the campaign’s “trouble securing support from experienced foreign policy professionals.” Simes and his think tank, CNI, organized an event in March 2016 at the Mayflower Hotel featuring Trump, where the candidate and his senior staff – including Kushner and Jeff Sessions, then a senior policy adviser – briefly engaged with the Russian ambassador.

Intelligence efforts targeting Kushner appear to have intensified after Trump won the election, with several Russian nationals reaching out to individuals they considered to be valuable intermediaries.

One Putin ally, Petr Aven, the head of Russia’s largest commercial bank, instructed an associate of Simes to arrange contact with Kushner shortly after oligarchs huddled with Putin in December 2016. Simes – without relaying the request to Kushner – declined.

Another, Kirill Dmitriev, the head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, worked with one of Kushner’s friends to present to him a “reconciliation” document for U.S.-Russia relations. That did reach Kushner, who passed the working paper along to then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. But Dmitriev’s repeated efforts to set up a meeting with Kushner never bore fruit, according to the report.

Media reports from the spring of 2017 asserted that Kushner tried to establish a “backchannel” with Russia around U.S. intelligence services. Mueller reported that in a Nov. 30, 2016 meeting with Kislyak, attended by Trump’s soon-to-be national security adviser, Michael Flynn, the three men discussed a way forward toward better U.S.-Russia relations, at which point Kislyak reportedly proposed a briefing for the Trump transition team on Syria policy by Russian military officials.

“Kislyak floated the idea of having Russian generals brief the Transition Team on the topic using a secure communications line,” the report said. “After Flynn explained that there was no secure line in the Transition Team offices, Kushner asked Kislyak if they could communicate using secure facilities at the Russian Embassy. Kislyak quickly rejected that idea.”

Kislyak shortly thereafter sought a follow-up meeting, which Kushner declined, sending his top aide instead.

A person familiar with Kushner’s thinking said that two years of investigation ultimately “vindicated” the president’s son-in-law, who had been the subject of extensive public reporting on alleged conflicts of interest and vague questions over his contacts with Russians. The redacted report makes only one mention of Kushner potentially discussing his family real estate business interests with a Russian national, the source of which is a public readout from the Russians themselves of his meeting with an executive at a Russian state-owned bank.

“The report shows that Jared was telling the truth all along,” the source told McClatchy. “It vindicates him. It’s definitive proof.”

Read more here: https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article229428389.html#storylink=cpy

Jihadist Plotting Holy Week Attack in Spain Arrested

Posted on | April 19, 2019 | No Comments

Jihadist Plotting Holy Week Attack in Spain Arrested
19 Apr 201929

Earlier this week Moroccan police arrested 23-year-old Zouhair El Bouhdidi, claiming the radical Islamist was plotting a terror attack in the Spanish city of Seville.

El Bouhdidi, along with the rest of his immediate family, has been living in the Spanish city for the past 14 years and, according to police, had plotted to become a suicide bomber, Spanish news site El Espanol reports.

Police say the 23-year-old had planned to use the homemade explosive TATP, commonly referred to as “Mother of Satan”, to carry out the suicide attack.


TATP was also the explosive of choice for the Barcelona terrorists, who allegedly managed to produce 450 lbs of the chemical compound and plotted to bomb the Eiffel Tower in Paris with a truck bomb.

Moroccan police were able to arrest El Bouhdidi after communicating with Spanish police with authorities believing the trip was meant as a farewell to his family members before he carried out the attack during the Easter Holy Week.

Radical Islamic Terrorism Accounts for 91 Percent of European Terror Victims https://t.co/cbQ085jjrN

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) March 7, 2019

The Spanish Interior Ministry had already boosted security precautions during Holy Week and plan to keep a heightened level of security for the Spanish national elections later this month.

El Espanol also revealed the background of El Bouhdidi, claiming that his father Abderrahim is an Imam in a poor section of Seville and that he had previously completed an Arab and Islamic Studies degree at Seville University.

Aberrahim El Bouhdidi claimed that his son had gone to Morocco to visit his sick grandmother and rejected the charges against the 23-year-old saying, “my son did not intend to do any harm to anyone.”

The foiling of the plot comes after another potential terror attack was thwarted in Italy earlier this week. Two men, an Italian convert and a Moroccan migrant, were arrested by Italian authorities earlier this week after becoming radicalised and talking about committing lone wolf style attacks.

Judge Used EU Laws to Block Deportation of Barcelona Terror Mastermind Abdelbaki Es Satty

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) August 28, 2017

I will take some time off till April 27th

Posted on | April 19, 2019 | 3 Comments

Posted on | April 18, 2019 | No Comments

Awful. NeverTrumper Ben Shapiro Hurls Insults – Goes Full CNN on President Trump After Mueller Report Confirms His Innocence

Posted on | April 18, 2019 | 1 Comment

TOM FITTON ON FIRE! “The 448 Page Smear Operation” Against President Trump “Was Mueller’s Last Abuse of Power” (VIDEO)

BREAKING: Jerry Nadler Holds Emergency Press Conference Ahead of Mueller Report Release – Viciously Attacks Bill Barr (VIDEO)

Posted on | April 17, 2019 | 1 Comment

BREAKING: Jerry Nadler Holds Emergency Press Conference Ahead of Mueller Report Release – Viciously Attacks Bill Barr (VIDEO)

BREAKING: Jerry Nadler Holds Emergency Press Conference Ahead of Mueller Report Release – Viciously Attacks Bill Barr (VIDEO)

Pete Buttigieg: America Not Full, Send More Immigrants to South Bend…

Posted on | April 17, 2019 | 2 Comments


Posted on | April 17, 2019 | 1 Comment


Wired: Soros Echoes Breitbart News, Labels Facebook ‘Masters of the Universe’

Posted on | April 17, 2019 | 2 Comments

Wired: Soros Echoes Breitbart News, Labels Facebook ‘Masters of the Universe’

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