Senator Josh Hawley Reveals DHS Emails Showing Coordinated Effort for Govt to use Big Tech to Censor American Speech


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 8, 2022 | Sundance 

From the moment the DHS disinformation governance board was discovered it was obvious the agency was created in order for Homeland Security to partner with social media platforms to control, monitor and track the speech of American citizens.  DHS denied that was the intent; however, Senator Josh Hawley has discovered emails showing all suspicions were accurate.

Senator Hawley appeared on Tucker Carlson Wednesday night to discuss. WATCH:

Email below…

San Francisco Voters Recall District Attorney Chesa Boudin, Signals Trouble for Democrat Socialists


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 8, 2022 | Sundance

It wasn’t close. 60 percent of San Francisco voters voted to recall Chesa Boudin, a former public defender who became district attorney in 2019 in a huge win for the progressive/communist left.

Mr. Boudin promised when he took office that “the tough-on-crime policies were on their way out.” However, his tenure saw a massive increase in crime and the San Francisco victims took him out.

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin was recalled Tuesday in a blow to the progressive prosecutors movement.

Voters strongly endorsed ousting the reform-minded D.A. as partial returns showed about 60% of voters supporting the recall, the Associated Press said.

Mr. Boudin and other progressive prosecutors around the country have pursued goals such as sending nonviolent drug offenders to treatment instead of jail, sparing juveniles from being prosecuted as adults and scrutinizing police misconduct.

Political consultants and law-enforcement officials say the recall of Mr. Boudin in this left-leaning city signals a broader voter backlash against the movement amid rising violent crime over the past two years. (read more)

California Man Intercepted One Block from Justice Kavanaugh Home, Tells Police He Wanted to Kill Brett Kavanaugh


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 8, 2022 | Sundance 

Everything about this story is suspicious.  A California man travels all the way to Maryland only to be intercepted by unnamed police at 1:50am, and then admits he was intent on killing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh because he was angry about the possibility of SCOTUS overturning Roe -v- Wade.  Uh huh.

The first indicator something is sketchy is the WaPo with the breaking news. The second indicator is Peter Strzoks BFF journalist Devlin Barrett with the story.  Assuming the U.S. Marshals office still holds some credibility, the Occam’ Razor of the sourcing would indicate it’s the FBI delivering the information to the Washington Post.

WASHINGTON – A California man carrying at least one weapon near Brett M. Kavanaugh’s Maryland home has been taken into custody by police after telling officers he wanted to kill the Supreme Court justice, according to people familiar with the investigation.

The man, described as being in his mid-20s, was found to be carrying at least one weapon and burglary tools, these people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation. Police were apparently notified that the person might pose a threat to the justice, but it was not immediately clear who provided the initial tip, these people said. The man apparently did not make it onto Kavanaugh’s property in Montgomery County but was stopped on a nearby street, these people said.

Two people familiar with the investigation said the initial evidence indicates that the man was angry about the leaked draft of an opinion by the Supreme Court signaling that the court is preparing to overturn Roe. v. Wade, the 49-year-old decision that guaranteed the constitutional right to have an abortion. He was also angry over a recent spate of mass shootings, these people said.

The man was arrested at about 1:50 a.m. today, Supreme Court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe said in a statement.

“The man was armed and made threats against Justice Kavanaugh,” McCabe said. “He was transported to Montgomery County Police 2nd District.” (read more)

Looks to me like someone wants to keep the Supreme Court abortion story in the mind of the electorate.  Perhaps the political benefit was wearing off, so they needed to restir the pot.   Regardless of what is behind the story, things are certainly not as they appear at face value.

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Suspicious Cat remains, well, suspicious…

The Clinton Body Count Rises


Armstrong Economics Blog/Corruption Re-Posted Jun 8, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

I reported last month that a former Clinton advisor, Mark Middleton, was reportedly found dead under mysterious circumstances. Middleton was the original link between Bill Clinton and Jeffrey Epstein. Days after Ghislaine Maxwell revealed she would unveil her client list for a reduced sentence, Middleton suddenly died at the age of 59.

The cause of death has now been “confirmed” as suicide. Middleton allegedly managed to hang himself from a tree and simultaneously shoot himself with a shotgun. How is this even possible? Those who examined the crime scene said that there was little blood found at the scene, despite him having a shotgun wound to his chest. In addition to the bullet wound, he created “makeshift gallows” beneath the tree in case the blow to the chest did not work.

His body was found at a ranch that he had allegedly never visited previously 30 miles from his home. “I don’t know the man, and I don’t why he picked our county or picked that location to commit suicide. To our knowledge, he had never been there before, and we have no record of him being there before,” the sheriff investigating the case told RadarOnline. “He died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the chest. He found a tree and he pulled a table over there, and he got on that table, and he took an extension cord and put it around a limb, put it around his neck and he shot himself in the chest with a shotgun.”

The sheriff is convinced it was a self-inflicted wound, and there will be no investigation. They are trying to erase any photographs of the crime scene, and the Middleton family admitted to being harassed since his death. Mark Middleton left politics long ago after the Clintons banished him. He ran an air conditioning business and has not been in the news since the 90s. He did not leave a note behind or explanation for his violent suicide, but he did leave behind a wife and two children. I find it hard to believe that this was a suicide. The Clintons are extremely dangerous people, and too many associates with incriminating evidence against them have been found dead for it to be all a conspiracy theory or coincidence.

Interesting Video, A Walk Through a Russian Supermarket


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 7, 2022 | Sundance

I found this 8-minute video to be quite interesting.  As we consider the scale of food price increase in the United States, this video of a Russian supermarket yesterday is fascinating.

Considering the sanctions levied upon Russia by the western alliance, it would appear that they are coping quite nicely.  The guy who uploaded the video shares, “I took my camera with me on a quick Beer run to give you folks an idea of what a small local supermarket in a village South of Saint Petersburg, Russia looks like. How do the prices compare to where you live?”  WATCH:

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This is the kind of real information the U.S. media would never mention.

White House Asks Hollywood Actor Matthew McConaughey to Take Point on New Gun Legislation


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 7, 2022 | Sundance

The American public’s opinion of Joe Biden is worse than any former occupant of the oval office. Biden is in a competition with Jimmy Carter for the worst economic policy in our nation’s history. With polling that low, he cannot weigh in on anything of importance – especially gun control legislation.

It appears the White House has chosen to use Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey as the point person for new legislation in the aftermath of the Uvalde school shooting. McConaughey is a native of Uvalde and delivered an impassioned speech earlier today from the White House. WATCH:

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The basic framework of new legislation looks like a raising of the age from 18 to 21 to purchase an AR-style rifle, increased investment in mental health, and federal “red flag” laws.  Of the proposals the “red flag” laws are the most problematic.

We have seen how ideologues in social media operate.  It is not a stretch to predict in today’s DOJ, they would accept a “red flag” list of Trump supporters from a social media site moderator and send out the ATF swat team.  However, well intentioned he might be, Mr. McConoughey is wrong on the red flag component.

Tucker Carlson and Peter Navarro Discuss the Two Tiered Justice System in Navarro’s First Interview Since His Politically Motivated Arrest


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 6, 2022 | Sundance

[Hat Tip Gateway Pundit for capturing the interview] Earlier this evening Tucker Carlson used his opening monologue to highlight recent examples of the two-tiered justice system within Washington DC. {Direct Rumble Link}

At the conclusion of the monologue, Carlson interviews former Senior President Trump economic and trade advisor Peter Navarro.  Mr. Navarro explains more details about the background of his contact with the J6 committee and the DOJ/FBI.  WATCH:

Leaders of Latin-America Nations, Mexico, Bolivia, Guatemala and Honduras Boycott Joe Biden’s Latin-America Summit


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 6, 2022 | Sundance

Within the same 30-day cycle Joe Biden asked Venezuela to produce and deliver more oil in order to help him politically.  The Venezuelan government, having been the subject of an attempted coup and sanctions driven by the DC interventionist mindset, refused to assist.  Joe Biden then refused to invite Venezuela to his Latin-America summit scheduled for this week.

Latin-America leaders are not stupid.  It doesn’t matter whether the self-interested bully comes from the east or the west, they are not blind to the parasitic self-interest contained within the blackmail of any larger nations on the geopolitical stage; especially as the cleaving of the west and east is taking place with increased ferocity.

Today Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez-Obrador announced he will not attend Joe Biden’s Latin-America summit.

AMLO joins the leaders of Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras and the tiny Caribbean state of St. Vincent in refusing to attend the summit because Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua were blocked from attending by the Biden administration.

(Via Wall Street Journal) – […] After weeks of wrangling over the issue amid threats of country boycotts, the administration excluded the three autocracies due to U.S. concerns over human rights and lack of democratic institutions in those countries, the officials said. The regional summit, scheduled for June 6-10 in Los Angeles, is expected to focus on migration and economic issues.

“I’m not going because not all the countries of America are invited,” said Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador Monday at his daily press conference. The Mexican leader said he had a good relationship with Mr. Biden and that he planned to visit the White House in July.

[…] The political rift between the U.S. and some Latin American leaders may hurt U.S. efforts to agree on a regional plan to fight irregular immigration toward the U.S., which is at record levels. In March, U.S. border authorities apprehended nearly 210,000 migrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, the highest monthly tally since 2000.

The rift could also benefit China, which has significantly increased its trade and diplomatic presence in the hemisphere in the last two decades, experts say. Beijing quickly supported Mr. López Obrador’s demand that all countries of the Americas be invited to the summit. (read more)

The Biden administration’s foreign policy is advanced under the predicate of threats and bullying.  Despite the media effort to gaslight the American audience, the foreign policy of Donald Trump, economic nationalism, was much more respected by leaders who appreciated negotiations on geopolitical dynamics where the interest of both nations was present at the table.  For the Biden administration, as generally and historically reflected in the foreign policy of all democrats, the preferred approach is brutal force.  A ‘do as we need – or you will pay a heavy price,’ diplomatic approach.

The irony of media narrative construction, reality -vs- media portrayal, is not lost on anyone who follows closely.

A sad, albeit perhaps intended outcome, will be for Latin-America countries being less willing to support any U.S. effort to stop the flow of illegal aliens from Central America through Mexico and into the U.S. via the southern border, already in crisis.

From the 30,000 ft perspective, this lack of Latin-America migration assistance would appear to be an intended feature, not a foreign policy flaw.

The Biden administration approach follows the familiar Alinsky pattern of planning and executing a purposeful crisis, then throwing up hands to say ‘we are trying, but there is no easy fix.’  Insert a similar reference toward U.S. energy costs, sound familiar?

As noted by the Wall Street Journal, “in recent years, democratic values have eroded across parts of the hemisphere.”   There is every reason to believe the people behind the Biden administration are creating the rise of Autocracy while simultaneously decrying the rise of Autocracy.  The unilateral fiats used by western leaders during their COVID-19 responses were completely autocratic, yet suddenly they clutch their pearls and decry autocracy.

Factually, the rise of autocratic or nationalistic perspectives helps to cement the global cleaving underway.   At the end of this continuum there will be a new geopolitical alignment, a heavily controlled and manipulated set of western societies where citizens are suddenly controlled by centralized government and bureaucracy.  This is what many refer to as “The Great Reset.”

In the United States all the interested parties, specifically including the media apparatus, remain committed to pretending the reset is not underway.  For those who watch events unfold with eyes-wide-open, the reality of the future is clear.

Elon Musk Threatens to Walk Away from Twitter Deal if the Social Media Company Does Not Provide Transparency on Bots and Spam Accounts


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 6, 2022 | Sundance

In a letter filed with the SEC [SEE HERE], Tesla CEO Elon Musk is threatening to walk away from the agreement to purchase the social media platform Twitter, if the company does not provide transparency on their internal analysis surrounding fake Twitter accounts.

The letter was sent to Twitter and filed with the SEC after Twitter seemingly refused to provide details about how they can verify the accurate number of active user accounts. There is a strong possibility the purchase is now less likely.  The full transcript of the letter is below:

[SEC Filing] – Dear Ms. Gadde: We are in receipt of correspondence sent on Twitter’s behalf dated June 1, 2022, responding to Mr. Musk’s request for the data and information described in my letters dated May 25, 2022 and May 31, 2022.

Mr. Musk does not agree with the characterizations in Twitter’s June 1 letter. Twitter has, in fact, refused to provide the information that Mr. Musk has repeatedly requested since May 9, 2022 to facilitate his evaluation of spam and fake accounts on the company’s platform.

Twitter’s latest offer to simply provide additional details regarding the company’s own testing methodologies, whether through written materials or verbal explanations, is tantamount to refusing Mr. Musk’s data requests. Twitter’s effort to characterize it otherwise is merely an attempt to obfuscate and confuse the issue. Mr. Musk has made it clear that he does not believe the company’s lax testing methodologies are adequate so he must conduct his own analysis. The data he has requested is necessary to do so.

As noted, under various terms of the merger agreement, Twitter is required to provide data and information that Mr. Musk requests in connection with the consummation of the transaction. Twitter’s obligations to provide Mr. Musk with information is not, as the company’s June 1 letter suggests, limited to a “very specific purpose: facilitating the closing of the transaction.” To the contrary, Mr. Musk is entitled to seek, and Twitter is obligated to provide, information and data for, inter alia, “any reasonable business purpose related to the consummation of the transaction” (Section 6.4).

Twitter must also provide reasonable cooperation in connection with Mr. Musk’s efforts to secure the debt financing necessary to consummate the transaction, including by providing information “reasonably requested” by Mr. Musk (Section 6.11). Mr. Musk’s requests for user data not only satisfies both criteria, but also meets even Twitter’s narrowed interpretation of the merger agreement, as this information is necessary to facilitate the closing of the transaction.

As Twitter’s prospective owner, Mr. Musk is clearly entitled to the requested data to enable him to prepare for transitioning Twitter’s business to his ownership and to facilitate his transaction financing. To do both, he must have a complete and accurate understanding of the very core of Twitter’s business model—its active user base. In any event, Mr. Musk is not required to explain his rationale for requesting the data, nor submit to the new conditions the company has attempted to impose on his contractual right to the requested data. At this point, Mr. Musk believes Twitter is transparently refusing to comply with its obligations under the merger agreement, which is causing further suspicion that the company is withholding the requested data due to concern for what Mr. Musk’s own analysis of that data will uncover.

If Twitter is confident in its publicized spam estimates, Mr. Musk does not understand the company’s reluctance to allow Mr. Musk to independently evaluate those estimates. As noted in our previous correspondence, Mr. Musk will of course comply with the restrictions provided under Section 6.4, including by ensuring that anyone reviewing the data is bound by a non-disclosure agreement, and Mr. Musk will not retain or otherwise use any competitively sensitive information if the transaction is not consummated.

Based on Twitter’s behavior to date, and the company’s latest correspondence in particular, Mr. Musk believes the company is actively resisting and thwarting his information rights (and the company’s corresponding obligations) under the merger agreement. This is a clear material breach of Twitter’s obligations under the merger agreement and Mr. Musk reserves all rights resulting therefrom, including his right not to consummate the transaction and his right to terminate the merger agreement.” (LINK)

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has said the company has consistently estimated that fewer than 5% of Twitter accounts are fake. Twitter has disclosed its bot estimates to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for years. However, they also caution their estimate might be too low.

The Twitter sale agreement allows Elon Musk to get out of the deal if there is a “material adverse effect” caused by the company.  The agreement defines those terms as a change that negatively affects Twitter’s business or financial conditions.  Overall, this looks to be a legal issue that will be determined through litigation.

Twitter has a compelling interest against disclosure and transparency, if in the actual number of bots or fake accounts is substantially above their previous estimates.  Prior filings with the SEC claimed a particular standard, if that standard is inaccurate by design or flawed analysis, all prior SEC filings by Twitter could be deemed false and subject the company to fines and/or shareholder lawsuits.

It will be interesting to keep watching this play out…

Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

SEC Warns Against Meme Stocks


Armstrong Economics Blog/Trading Re-Posted Jun 6, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is warning investors against popular “meme stocks.” Yet, they have gone too far by offering direct trading advice. Specifically, the SEC produced a video (see below) about GameStop (GME) that has retail investors reeling.

GameStop was certainly trading in volatile territory during Q1 2021. A group of online retail investors promoted the stock and allegedly were partially responsible for causing Melvin Capital hedge fund to lose 53% of its capital in January. The short squeeze seems to be highly exaggerated and the four largest asset managers in the world owned 39% of GameStop at the time. Those who traded properly, or simply got lucky, profited off of the volatility, but, obviously, that is not recommended for the amateur investor.

The problem here is that the SEC is trying to deter the retail investor to protect the hedge funds. The SEC should not be telling the public which stocks to avoid and I do not believe the shareholders of GME or other “meme stocks” will be happy with this advice.