Aircraft Carriers: Give Truman and Ford a Burial at Sea – Antiwar.com Original – Thomas Knapp

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The US Department of Defense wants to retire an old aircraft carrier early while building two new ones (and adding other goodies to their shopping list).

Surprise, surprise – politicians from states with the shipyards and naval bases that employ their constituents want to keep the old carrier AND build the new ones.

America and Americans would be better off if Congress retired the USS Harry S. Truman, nixed the DoD request for two new Ford-class carriers, and worked up plans for an orderly retirement of several more carriers too. The US Navy’s surface warfare ship complement is too large, too expensive, and too “fighting previous wars”-oriented to serve any rational “defense” purpose.

Source: Aircraft Carriers: Give Truman and Ford a Burial at Sea – Antiwar.com Original

The House Democrats’ “Rebuke” of Rep. Ilhan Omar is a Fraud For Many Reasons, Including its Wild Distortion of Her Comments – The Intercept – Glenn Greenwald

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GOP CONGRESSMAN STEVE KING has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for sixteen years, yet Democrats – who controlled the House for four of those years and now control it again – never formally rebuked or condemned him until last month (they did so at the same time that Republicans removed him from his Committee assignments due to a long history of white supremacist remarks).

By extremely stark contrast, Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar – the first black Muslim woman ever elected to the Congress – has served in the House for a little more than two months, and House Democratic leaders have already formally condemned her once and are preparing to so again, this time even more harshly and officially, on Wednesday.

On February 11, the House Democratic leadership, responding to statements made by Omar about large donors and AIPAC driving pro-Israel policies, issued a joint statement condemning Omar for what they called her “use of anti-Semitic tropes,” adding that her “prejudicial accusations about Israel’s defenders” are “deeply offensive.” They then demanded: “We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments.”

Source: The House Democrats’ “Rebuke” of Rep. Ilhan Omar is a Fraud For Many Reasons, Including its Wild Distortion of Her Comments

Macron Defends European Union in Multi-language Tweet – Steve Byas

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In a 22-language tweet on Monday night, French President Emmanuel Macron declared, “We are at a pivotal moment for our continent.” In a spirited defense of the European Union (EU), Macron added, “We cannot let nationalists without solutions exploit the people’s anger.”

The occasion for the open letter to the “Citizens of Europe” was the upcoming elections for the European Parliament, held during this time when the secession of the United Kingdom from the EU is imminent. Macron was clearly angry about that looming secession, known as “Brexit,” which threatens the plans of globalists such as himself who despise national sovereignty. He condemned Brexit as an “irresponsible lie peddled by anger mongers backed by fake news.”

Source: Macron Defends European Union in Multi-language Tweet

The Rutherford Institute :: Forced Blood Draws & Implied Consent Laws Make a Mockery of the Fourth Amendment | By John W. Whitehead |

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You think you’ve got rights? Think again.

All of those freedoms we cherish—the ones enshrined in the Constitution, the ones that affirm our right to free speech and assembly, due process, privacy, bodily integrity, the right to not have police seize our property without a warrant, or search and detain us without probable cause—amount to nothing when the government and its agents are allowed to disregard those prohibitions on government overreach at will.

This is the grim reality of life in the American police state.

Our so-called rights have been reduced to technicalities in the face of the government’s ongoing power grabs.

Source: The Rutherford Institute :: Forced Blood Draws & Implied Consent Laws Make a Mockery of the Fourth Amendment | By John W. Whitehead |

A quick note on Rand Paul and Ilhan Omar | Non-Intervention2 – Mike Scheuer

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In the senate career of Rand Paul, the first two months of 2019 have been revelatory. After running for the Republican nomination for the presidency in 2016 – and appearing to have no reliably substantive and consistent stance on many issues – he seemed to become a steady, America First conservative in 2017-2018. Now, in less than ten weeks, Senator Paul has been (a) rather  quiescent in the face the Trump neocons’  loud and accelerating drive for regime change in Venezuela; (b) unfazed by the continuation of open borders and, seemingly, unlimited imports of fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, heroin, illegal voters, child-trafficking for pedophile consumption, dole-seekers, illegal criminal aliens, etc.; and (c) eager to canonize the wretched Koch brothers, who seem to stand for the same things and have many hundreds of thousands of dollars to send the Senator’s way. In Rand Paul’s case, it increasingly appears that the apple has fallen very, very far from the tree, and, miraculously, turned into a jackass.

Source: A quick note on Rand Paul and Ilhan Omar | Non-Intervention2


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