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2018-12-12 12:13 by Karl Denninger
in Corruption , 175 references
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Here we go.

Cohen goes to the big house for the same offense Hillary committed, Obama committed and Clinton committed.  Oh, and Bush probably did too.

Want to talk about rule of law again?

Yeah, ok... you can all STFU until Bill and Hillary Clinton, along with Obama are all doing three years -- at least -- for the same crime.

Which they all committed, and for which none of them were prosecuted.

PS: That includes anyone who claims Trump is a "Rule of Law" President or waves a "MAGA" anything within my vision.

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2018-11-25 09:10 by Karl Denninger
in Corruption , 349 references
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How much press has this gotten?  Oh AlGore!!!!! Paging crackhead AlGORE!

A long cold winter could hit space in months bringing record low temperatures, NASA has warned.

That's the warning from a scientist who fears sunspot activity on the surface of our star has dropped so low that record low temperatures could soon set in.

“We see a cooling trend,” says Martin Mlynczak of NASA’s Langley Research Center.

A cooling trend?  I thought Glooooooobbbbuuuulllll Warming was going to fry us all?

Uh, nope.

Psst.... if you think CO2 is going to overcome this you're nuts...

“SABER is currently measuring 33 billion Watts of infrared power from NO. That’s 10 times smaller than we see during more active phases of the solar cycle.”

ONE TENTH the usual infrared power?


You have to remember that the Earth is one huge damned thermal mass.  That is, it doesn't cool (or heat) immediately by any means; there's a lot of mass there which must absorb (or radiate) heat.  This takes plenty of time, and that's a good thing because it's a buffer that smooths out what would otherwise be catastrophic (in both directions.)

Remember this article from a few days ago?

But I don't have to go quite there.  I only need to expect (and I do) that we're headed for something like a Maunder Minimum.

The sun is the most-watched celestial body in the history of man, with excellent records being kept -- and with good cause.  In ancient times they threw virgins into volcanoes to try to prevent the Sun from going away.  In more-recent ones people realized exactly how important those cycles were not to weather but to longer-term trends -- those lasting decades or centuries.

We have been in a relatively warm multi-decade period driven by said cycle.

But that cycle has turned as it always has in the history of this rock.

It seems that I -- and a Russian professor -- are not the only two people who've noticed this.

So has NASA.

Now where is the breathless media that has been screaming about the false narrative that we're all going to burn up?

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2018-11-21 07:00 by Karl Denninger
in Corruption , 87 references
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Where are the pig-screamers like Josh Shapiro?

WASHINGTON ( - On Tuesday, as the U.S. bishops were still absorbing the news that the Vatican had blocked action on clerical sex abuse, they were slapped with two simultaneous lawsuits, with one naming the Holy See as a defendant.

Both lawsuits seek to force open diocesan secret archives by court order, compelling the U.S. Church to reveal the identities and histories of its predators. 

The second suit, filed in DC, makes for the more-interesting as it directly names the Vatican as a defendant.

This gets interesting due to the fact that legally The Pope is a monarch and under legislation passed in the 1970s to protect OPEC from anti-trust he cannot be sued (or prosecuted for that matter.)

Gee, who thinks that's a good idea?

But that doesn't necessarily shield everyone else who conspired with him, especially those who did so in the United States.

They remain fully exposed.

The Vatican may have screwed their own pooch here by directing the USCCB to not vote on a sexual abuse motion.  That such an order was and is enforceable upon same destroys any sort of claim of lack of direct authority.

This ought to be interesting to watch since RICO, if you win, comes with treble damages as a matter of statute and thus is not subject to caps on punitive damage awards.

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2018-11-18 07:00 by Karl Denninger
in Corruption , 39 references
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The title is the correct headline.

A police officer mistakenly shot and killed a security guard at a bar in Chicago's south suburbs early Sunday morning, Chicago’s Fox 32 reported.

He didn't "accidentally" or "mistakenly" shoot anyone.

The cop intentionally fired his weapon and killed the individual.

He did so despite knowing that armed security guards had been shot at by an ejected patron.

Well, if you're an armed security guard and someone shoots at you, then you gain the upper hand, what are you going to do?

You're going to hold the shooter at gunpoint until the cops show up.

That's exactly what this man did -- and he was murdered by a trigger-happy ******* with a magic blue costume for doing so.

Of course the pigs didn't release the name of the murderer.  Now if the murdering party was not a cop their name would be all over the place and they'd be in jail.  Instead this ******* is walking free (at least at present) and a man doing his ****ing job is dead.

Try this ******* for Murder 2.  Now.

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2018-11-16 08:15 by Karl Denninger
in Corruption , 125 references
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Cry me a river.....

Former Infowars Washington Bureau Chief Jerome Corsi said in a livestream on Monday that he expects to be indicted soon for perjury in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, which has already produced dozens of indictments since it began in May 2017.

Corsi said he had recently received a subpoena from two FBI agents who arrived unannounced on Aug. 28 at his home, leaving his wife "startled" just three days before his 72nd birthday.

So what?

You get a subpoena.  If it's not straightforward and easy to comply with (e.g. they want more than just documents) you hire a lawyer.  Said lawyer responds to said subpoena.

Why the hell would you "cooperate" -- especially when it comes down to being grilled?  **** that.

If the FBI was an actual reputable and ethical agency, well, maybe.  But they're not.  Not anymore.

If you're dumb enough to put yourself in a position where you can be played in a perjury trap then perhaps you ought to re-think your level of intelligence and willingness to be "nice" before you say anything.

Note that you're not obligated to answer anything that might incriminate you or lead to another question that could.  That's pretty broad.  If they want to issue subpoenas for things, let them.  Either you have evidence of wrong-doing on or in the "thing" or you don't.  If you do, then eventually you're probably going to be busted.  If not, then not.  That's pretty simple.

But beyond that my view has changed.

"I decline to answer under the 5th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States."

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