Friday, January 15, 2021

Is Trump Guilty of Inciting an Insurrection? | "mens rea" & Impeachment

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You show your bias by leaving out the part where Trump said to demonstrate peaceably. It has come to light, as Trump supporters have been saying for a week, that Antifa people were there to incite the mob. One hundred bad actors were arrested at the capital building an hour before Trump's speech started. The invasion of the capital building started 20 minutes before Trump finished his speech.
Trump has been "spun" to death. His enemies have taken every word he says and claim that it means something sinister. A lie told often enough becomes the truth, and the great lie is that Trump is a monster Trump as a person is not violent. He very much believes in law and order, but he is also a showman who engages in hyperbole. Trump had a legal if not constitutional right to express his political opinion. I listened to the speech and in no way found it inflammatory to violence. Every time people have said that Trump is lying or that he is crazy like when he said that Obama wiretapped his phones, he has been proven correct. If Trump says that the election was stolen then I think that it is within the realm of possibility. I don't trust the left because I think that the more radical factions are incredibly corrupt. It would only take a small number of people in a handful of counties in crucial battleground states to sway the election, even if they all acted independently. This seems to be a key weakness of the Electoral College, where it is a winner take all system. This system causes way too much contention, and it has outlived its usefulness.  
This impeachment is a political stunt that has no sound basis. It is the people in power punishing their enemies.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

UNREAL: ANTIFA Demands Andy Ngo's Book Be REMOVED From Portland Bookstore

Fwd: The two trump tweets that caused Trump's ban

From: Larry Trout

Twitter's explanation for permanently suspending Trump from its platform is laughable. In a blog post, the company argued that two tweets from the president occasioned the move: 

From January 8, 2021:

"The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!

A short while later:

"To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th."


We also know that Twitter's attack on Trump is not about preventing violence because the firm's partisan bias showed up way before the storming of the Capitol. It was evident last summer, when the social media giant prevented the dissemination of credible reporting from the New York Post about Hunter Biden's shady business deals in Ukraine and China.

Imagine: A supposedly neutral platform forbids circulation of revelations that a presidential candidate likely knew about and perhaps was involved in his son's attempts to trade on his father's former position in the White House.  

Despite denials from the same journalists who submerged the country in Russia-gate hysteria for over two years, the Hunter Biden story was real. It was backed up by communications from Hunter Biden himself and by first-hand accounts from people involved. Notably, it was never denied by either Joe or Hunter Biden.

Twitter's bias against conservatives is evident, as well, from the smooth glide of company officials onto President-elect Joe Biden's transition team and now his administration. Twitter's public policy director, Carlos Monje, who hosted a fundraiser for Biden, joined in September. More recently, former Twitter employee Emily Horne signed up to lead communications for Biden's National Security Council. She joins dozens of other Silicon Valley refugees, all eager to help craft Biden's left-leaning agenda.

Let's not forget the ultimate fingerprints of bias: campaign donations. According to Open Secrets, Twitter employees donated nearly $1 million to Biden's campaign and to other Democrats; not one dollar flowed to Trump or any other Republican.

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Subject: Ron Paul

Ron Paul was Censored by Big Tech for pointing out Censorship by big Tech


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Response to: Facebook Locks Out Ron Paul Following Column Criticizing Big Tech Censorship

What do you think about this John
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  • When organizations are so powerful that they can diminish the free speech of the people they disagree with, but most importantly the President of the United States, then those organizations are too powerful. They have too much of a monopoly. Current laws protect these organizations. We could change the laws.
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  • This issue has nothing to do with the freedom of speech. Freedom of speech is solely in reference to the US government. The government cannot restrict one's speech. A company has the right to allow or disallow anyone access to their platform at their discretion. It is their platform. They are not required to allow anyone on to say anything they want.
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  • Duke does have a point
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  • This is the kind of crap that the left gives as a knee jerk reaction without thinking about it too deeply. Social media has become the town square. Without it, you are really limited on getting your message out. This is about monopolies and companies becoming too powerful, which is a common complaint by the left. Current law says that these companies are platforms and not publishers, protecting them from what people post on their sites. But they are acting as publishers engaging in censorship. When they act in unison to ban conservative voices then this creates a situation that is beyond unfair. And it takes extreme arrogance to ban the President of the United States. Meanwhile, they don't ban dictators from around the world.
    Before the election, the social media companies were blocking posts about the Hunter Biden laptop story. Around 45% of Biden voters said that they didn't know about it. One in six said that they would have changed their minds had they known about it.
    Twitter said that if you don't like their policies then start your own social media service. Well, people did and it was called Parler, but the major tech companies just removed it from their app stores and canceled their web hosting.
    This has created a situation that is simply intolerable. It is so biased against conservative voices that it has become an oligopoly.   The Cancel Culture has been trying to shut people up, even online.
    We regulate all forms of media. The Internet was created by the U.S. government, originally for the military, and was opened up to commercial use around 1993. The Internet exists because of the government and it is a public platform.


Monday, January 11, 2021

It's time for a divorce...

I would rather that it didn't come to this.  However, the two sides aren't even speaking the same language.  The pending new administration has promised policies that I find unacceptable and will bankrupt us.  The government is already out of control.  We have elected people who are clearly corrupt to the extreme, and clearly beholden to foreign interests.  We need to fundamentally fix the government, or we need to go our separate ways.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Chinese Military Bases in Jamaica and the Caribbean

My stepdad sent me a video on Facebook claiming that the Chinese are buying up farmland in Oklahoma and Texas while building military bases in Jamaica and the Caribbean.   I can't find this video any place other than Facebook.

This is my response...

I can find no evidence that China is building military bases in the Bahamas or Jamaica. China did offer aid and loans to countries ravaged by hurricanes. China appears to be increasing its influence in the area, as they have done throughout the world.  

I see much speculation on the Internet about Chinese military bases in the Caribbean, but nothing more than that. Our country most likely would not stand for it.

China has been investing in the US for a long time. This is because of the trade deficit, so they take their excess dollars and buy businesses in the US.  


Cuomo quote was prescient on June 3

From: Larry Trout 

Now too many see the protests as the problem. No, the problem is what forced your fellow citizens to take to the streets: persistent, poisonous inequities and injustice," Cuomo told his viewers. "And please, show me where it says protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful. Because I can show you that outraged citizens are what made the country what she is and led to any major milestone. To be honest, this is not a tranquil time."

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Friday, January 8, 2021

Officer PASSES AWAY due to Capitol Hill attack

Trump and his supporters have every right to express their political opinion about the legitimacy of this election. This has nothing to do with inciting violence or a mob. That vast majority of Republicans by far do not even remotely condone this kind of behavior. Because a few idiots did some really stupid behavior does not put guilt on those expressing their legitimate political grievances.

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wilder has been referred to as one of America's first libertarians.[46] She was originally a life-long Democrat, but became dismayed with Roosevelt's New Deal and what she and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, saw as Americans' increasing dependence on the federal government. Wilder grew disenchanted with her party and resented government agents who came to farms like hers and grilled farmers about the number of acres they were planting.[47] Her daughter was similarly strongly libertarian

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PaTrIoTs STORM the Capitol - YouTube

I have updated my comment to the video below...

If and when it is proven that the election was stolen, will you still call these people idiots?
Actually, they are idiots. I believe in law and order. I believe in peaceful protest, not riots and destroying businesses, and burning down buildings. Invading the capital is inexcusable. There is also some evidence of Antifa involvement. However, this unlawful riot sent an important message, which is that we have a breaking point. We have put up with liberal socialists riots for at least 6 months. Trump was blatantly slandered for five years. The media lied to us, censored us, and covered up how incredibly corrupt Biden is. I believe that the political left is inherently corrupt and will stop at nothing. It is quite possible that this election was won with fraud, and liberal judges all over the place refused to give us any recourse. Pennsylvania broke their own election laws and a liberal court made this fraud legal. There were questionable election practices in multiple states. They refused to let us audit the voting machines.  
Take our democracy away from us (maybe) and for some people, this was too much. The political left needs to see that they can push us too far. If we end up with a national divorce, then so be it. We are no longer a nation where the two sides share any common values.

What would make me happy is a very thorough investigation of the elections in all the disputed states. If it is determined that Biden legitimately won, then I would at least be content that our system is fair.

Best wishes,

John Coffey