Guilty Verdicts Delivered Against All Three Men in the Murder of Ahmaud Arbery


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on November 24, 2021 | Sundance | 276 Comments

A Georgia jury has found all three suspects in the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery guilty of murder. Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William Bryan were all found guilty of murder.  Arbery was a black male victim and all three suspects -who claimed to be attempting to make a citizens arrest were white males.

Accusations of racism have propagated the framework of the case and the jury heard evidence that racism was a factor.  As with the Rittenhouse verdict, this verdict in Georgia was accurate to the details of the case.

GEORGIA – […] The jury found Travis McMichael, who fatally shot Arbery on Feb. 23, 2020, in a Brunswick, Ga., neighborhood, guilty of all nine counts brought against him, including malice murder.

His father Gregory McMichael, who was with him at the time of the shooting, was found guilty of four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of false imprisonment and one count of criminal attempt to commit a felony. 

William “Roddie” Bryan, who recorded the incident, was found guilty of three counts of felony murder, one count of aggravated assault, one count of false imprisonment and one count of criminal attempt to commit a felony. (read more)

Unfortunately, this case is again being exploited by a culturally Marxist media and those who promote race as a divisive business model.   The verdict against the three men was justified and accurate to the horrific events that culminated in the death of Arbery.  However, the exploitation of Arbery’s death to advance the divisive issue of race is destructive and damaging.

In the recent Waukesha, Wisconsin, mass killing and slaughter of people at the Christmas parade, the media went out of their way to deny the motive of race, because the accused driver of the vehicle, Darrell Edward Brooks Jr, was a black male targeting white people.  The racial motive was/is intentionally downplayed.

Contrast that purposeful media framework against the media narrative against Kyle Rittenhouse, a situation that had nothing whatsoever to do with race, and then overlay the events around the Arbery case, and it is clear the media has an agenda to promote racism in one direction only.

The New York Post provides one of multiple examples of the double standard that creates toxic division and conflict:

(story link)

Racism was likely a large part of the motive in the Georgia killing of Ahmaud Arbery, and The New York Post leads with that aspect.  However, racism was also likely the motive for Darrell Brooks in Waukesha Wisconsin, and yet the media avoids that entirely.

Race is only used as a promotional hook for the media story when the attacker is white and the victim is black.   When the races are reversed, the attacker is black and the victim white, suddenly political correctness dictates the racial dynamic is not safe for public discussion.  This type of cultural Marxism only makes racial animosity worse.

It is a very sad state of affairs when social division is beneficial for political and electoral manipulation.  Much of this intentional manipulation is what you find when you look into the conduct of the DOJ Community Relations Service (CRS), an agency within the DOJ civil rights division.

When the perpetrator is black and the victim(s) are white – the CRS activates quickly to instruct media and the judiciary system how to handle the racial component; the CRS goal is to downplay race as a motive.   However, when the perpetrator is white and the victim(s) black – the CRS activates to support the professional grievance activists who thrive on racism as a business model.  By approaching things this way, the DOJ-CRS actually flames racial animosity, the exact opposite of their presumed mission.

All of this is very unsettling… and THAT division is the tool of Marxists, in politics and media.

Authentic Soviet Union Recipe


Armstrong Economics Blog/Socialist Re-Posted Nov 4, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

“What will you use to peel your imaginary potatoes in the upcoming socialist utopia?” questions the Babylon Bee. Let’s hope the chef (self-proclaimed Socialist influencer) shared the imaginary potatoes and single pea instead of hoarding them like a gluttonous member of the bourgeois.

Alec Baldwin Shoots Two People, Killing One, During Filming in New Mexico


October 22, 2021 | Sundance | 586 Comments

Hollywood actor, producer and political activist Alec Baldwin is a man of notoriously intemperate disposition.   Prone to angry outbursts and uncontrollable anger, the unstable Mr. Baldwin is well known for physical and verbal violence against people he dislikes {link} even his own children.

Yesterday the 68-year-old Baldwin shot two people on a film set in New Mexico killing one and seriously injuring another.  Mr Baldwin killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza.  The unstable actor claims he shot them accidentally and has reportedly said he is sorry to the husband of the deceased woman he killed.

Vanity Fair – […] “Details surrounding the shooting, which occurred while a scene was being filmed, are still forthcoming. “Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set of the Western Rust, October 21, 2021, when an 911 caller reported a shooting on the set,” investigators confirmed to Vanity Fair Friday. According to Sheriff’s department spokesman Juan R. Rios, “Mr. Baldwin met with investigators and provided a statement and answered their questions. He then left our agency.  No charges have been filed and no arrests have been made.” Baldwin’s reps did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday. (read more)

Mr. Baldwin’s wife, Hilairia Baldwin, was recently caught pretending to be life-long Latina in order to enhance her woke credentials amid the far-leftists in their political social circle.  She apologized for her lies, manipulation and years of cultural appropriation.  Together they have many children and live an affluent lifestyle enabled by a community of supporters who identify with violent sensibilities as an outcome of tribal similarity.

Joe Biden’s $600 IRS Reporting Requirement Was Already Put Into Law Inside Obamacare, Then Repealed in 2011 – The Current Proposal Is Just Another Way to Return to The 2010 Objective


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on October 14, 2021 | Sundance | 94 Comments

For those who have been following politics for a while, you might have remembered something about $600 and IRS reporting from a decade ago when Obamacare was passed.

Within the 2010 Obamacare mess, “It was added that payments for goods more than $600 in a 12 month period needed to be reported as well as services. Obamacare further provided that, beginning in 2012, payments to non-tax-exempt corporations—which had previously been exempt from the reporting requirement—would be subject to information reporting.” (link)

The 2010 tax law was actually enacted, briefly, and was scheduled to take effect in the 2012 tax year.

I well remember at the time everyone was like WTF, I’ve got to fill out a 1099 any time I give $600 to a service provider or business?

Yes, the embedded law inside the Obamacare law meant that anyone who paid any person or business $600 or more for a good or service was supposed to fill out a 1099 tax filing reporting the transaction to the IRS.

The political premise of the law was so obvious, stupid and cumbersome in 2011, after Obama’s 2010 mid term election “shellacking“, one of the first acts of a new republican congress was to repeal that ridiculous segment of the law.  As it was noted at the time:

[…] “Essentially, with President Obama, signing into law H.R. 4 [2011], the reporting rules now revert back to what they were before the 2010 legislation (Obamacare and Small Business Jobs Act) was passed.  We are now back to where we were before the government started monkeying around with things in the first place.” (read more)

So, for those of you paying attention; and for those of you who realize Joe Biden is just a false front for Obama’s third term; indeed the current 2021 effort by the Treasury Department to require banking notifications to the IRS for $600 transactions looks exactly like what Obama’s team previously tried in 2010.

♦ The difference this time is they are switching the reporting requirement from the individual taxpayer to the financial institution.  THE GOAL IS THE SAME.

Here is where you need to remember that Barack Obama and his Alinsky crew used the IRS as a weapon against their political opposition. {GO Deep}  The IRS even settled a class action lawsuit in 2018 giving the Tea Party groups $3.5 million in a settlement, and the IRS admitted they were targeting Obama’s political opposition.

The Joe Biden proposal to create an entirely new reporting regime for financial accounts that exceed $600 should be alarming to taxpayers. If this proposal is implemented, it is inevitable that we will see new cases of the IRS targeting and harassing taxpayers.

It is not a coincidence the $600 threshold is the same in the Joe Biden 2021 Treasury Department effort as it was in the Barack Obama 2010 effort.  The Alinsky crew know they can then control “who” to apply this target regulation toward.

Just like the DOJ-NSD only targeted Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) violations toward the political opposition of Democrats; and predictably just like any OSHA vaccine penalty will only be targeted toward political opposition of Democrats; and just like the IRS was previously weaponized through the DOJ to target political opposition of Democrats; so too will these $600 treasury notifications provide the basis for another round of political targeting.

We have a clear history to fall back on here.   This is what Saul Alinsky taught them to do….

[…] The IRS Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) regularly violated taxpayers’ rights and skirted or ignored due process requirements when investigating taxpayers for allegedly violating the $10,000 currency transaction reporting requirements, according to a 2017 report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). In addition, less than one in ten investigations uncovered violations of tax law.

These findings should be alarming to taxpayers given that President Biden has proposed creating a new comprehensive financial account information reporting regime which would force the disclosure of any business or personal account that exceeds $600. Not only would this include the bank, loan, and investment accounts of virtually every individual and business, but it would also include third-party providers like Venmo, CashApp, and PayPal. (read more)

White House Chief of Staff Is Not Worried About ‘The Help’ Dealing With Inflation


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on October 14, 2021 | Sundance | 213 Comments

If you are wonder whether the White House is concerned about the middle-class being impacted by massive increases in gasoline, high home heating costs, extreme food inflation and empty shelves…   Well, the message from White House chief of staff Ron Klain is very telling:

Apparently feeding your family and making ends meet is a “high class problem.”

The elitism and disconnect from the average American always shows up when you look at DC democrats writ large.   They always talk down to those they view as ‘the help’.

Schumer Confirms the Deep State Runs the Country


Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted Oct 14, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

Here is that interview people have asked about where Chuck Schumer confirms that no politicians will EVER investigate the intelligence branch — NSA, CIA, FBI, or DOJ. They hold unbridled power to do as they like when they like.

The probability that the CIA took out John F. Kennedy has long been suspected, and the CIA has refused to release documents that Congress had sealed for 50 years. They claim it is a national security issue, and if it were Russia, they would be flouting that documentation all over the press. The ONLY reason to refuse to release documents is that they will lead to the intelligence community who wanted to start the war with Vietnam, which Kennedy opposed.

There is the declassified proposal that Kennedy also rejected. The CIA wanted to kill Americans and then blame it on Castro to justify invading Cuba. And people wonder about 9/11? The Russian hack that they boast was discovered by the intelligence community never took place. Russians never hacked the Democratic Party servers.

Welcome to the land of the free, where our claimed elected officials are afraid to investigate the intelligence community. Schumer calls Trump stupid, for he should have known how powerful they really were. They wanted Biden so they could do as they liked whenever. Calling Trump stupid for criticizing the intelligence community confirms that neither he nor anyone else in Washington would dare to shake up or stir the intelligence community.

How Soviet Communism Worked


Armstrong Economics Blog/Socialist Re-Posted Oct 9, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

Friends – Who Needs Them?


Armstrong Economics Blog/New Norm Re-Posted Sep 28, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

QUESTION:  Marty, computers in schools started to appear in the ’90’s. Do you see any relationship between societal shifts and classroom learning? Bill Gates influence?

LP

ANSWER: I don’t think so. I outfitted the grade school I went to with computers in the early 90s. I think it improved their skills to be able to function in the 21st century. However, the introduction of smartphones has changed the game. Now a 7-year-old is teaching their mother, who was in those classes in the 90s, how to forward and take pictures. There are a lot of studies now showing that young adults have fewer friends. Then there are studies saying that the average American has not made a new friend in 5 years.

I live on the beach. I see people walking the beach alone while on the phone. It is rather strange.

The World Of PC/WOKE


Armstrong Economics Blog/Politically Correct Re-Posted Sep 17, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

Ok, now they are saying we should no longer refer to incidents with sharks as an “attack.” That unfairly demonizes them as killers. Instead, we should refer to such incidents as an “encounter.” So if someone kills another at gunpoint in a robbery, he is not a killer, it was just an encounter. Interesting logic since a shark is not a ruthless killer; it is just hungry. So a thief is not a robber; he is a materially deprived person entitled to what you have because “equality” makes it just.

The Democrat’s Veterans Crisis


Armstrong Economics Blog/Gov’t Incompetence Re-Posted Sep 16, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

COMMENT: I just need to vent. I use to be a Democrat but will never vote for one again. I am a Vet and under Obama, we were treated as second-rate citizens. Many would die waiting for a doctor. Under Trump, he turned the VA upside down. If they cannot see you, they have to pay for outside doctors to take care of you. He streamlined their paperwork which was outrageous. All these people do is hate Trump for everything. They even had to build the wall they called him a racist over that. Now the COVID is back. You are not allowed visitors anymore. Biden figures we should have died on the battlefield alone so why should we die with family now?

GD

REPLY: I know your frustration. I have a Vietnam Vet friend here who goes to the VA hospital at St. Pete. You now line up in your car to get even the flu vaccine. They told him he had to quartine for four days before entering the hospital for a procedure. He said the same thing. Trump reversed the Obama VA crisis, and now the Democrats are disrespecting Vets all over again. Interestingly, Hitler began exterminating WWI Vets because they were deemed “useless” under the same philosophy — So what have you done for me lately?

Trump vowed to do more for the veterans when the Democrats cut everything they could in the VA and military for social programs. The Veterans Health Administration scandal of 2014 was a reported pattern of negligence in the treatment of the United States military veterans. Obama was confronted by reports of a total meltdown of the VA by members of his own party. Even the New York Times, back then, said Obama “gave in to the pressure and performed the sort of ritual Washington sacrifice…”