2 January 2019 - Lunch News
“Fear the Stache!!” Bolton warns Maduro to step aside:
National Security Adviser John Bolton—the neoconservative who's played a key role in the Trump administration's effort to overthrow the Venezuelan government—suggested on Friday that President Nicolás Maduro could find himself locked away in the U.S. military prison at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba if he does notsoon step aside.
Bolton—who has repeatedly threatened U.S. military action to force out Maduro—made the threat in a "crazy" radio interview (mp3) with right-wing commentator Hugh Hewitt about President Donald Trump's broader policy toward Venezuela, including the administration's endorsement of self-declared "Interim President" Juan Guaidó, and sanctions imposed via executive order against the state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA).
According to the show's official transcript, Bolton's remarks came in response to a question about the various fates of other ousted heads of state:
HH: [Former Romanian President Nicolae] Ceausescu and [former Italian Prime Minister Benito] Mussolini met bad ends. [Former Ugandan President] Idi Amin and [former Haitian President Jean-Claude] "Baby Doc" Duvalier did not. Is that the choice facing Maduro right now?
JB: Well, I tweeted yesterday, you know, I wish him a long, quiet retirement on a pretty beach far from Venezuela. And the sooner he takes advantage of that, the sooner he’s likely to have a nice, quiet retirement on a pretty beach rather than being in some other beach area like Guantanamo. https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/02/01/yiiiiikes-john-bolton-threatens-send-venezuelas-maduro-offshore-us-prison-guantanamo
Venezuela’s general in charge of strategic planning calls for military to back Guaido.
CARACAS, Feb 2 (Reuters) - An active Venezuelan general called on the armed forces to rebel against President Nicolas Maduro and to recognize the opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim chief as pressure at home and abroad grows on the head of state to step down.
In a video circulating on Twitter on Saturday, General Francisco Yanez of the air force's high command, said most of the armed forces already disavowed Maduro, who claims he is victim of a coup directed by the United States.
"People of Venezuela, 90 percent of the armed forces of Venezuela are not with the dictator, they are with the people of Venezuela," Yanez said in the video.
"Given the happenings of the last few hours, already the transition to democracy is imminent."
The high command's web page lists Yanez, along with a photo, as the air force's head of strategic planning.
http://news.trust.org/item/20190202142027-4dyiv Twitter Bans Maduro’s People:
Twitter has removed 764 accounts located in Venezuela. We are unable to definitively tie the accounts located in Venezuela to information operations of a foreign government against another country. However, these accounts are another example of a foreign campaign of spammy content focused on divisive political themes, and the behavior we uncovered is similar to that utilized by potential Russian IRA accounts. We are disclosing them out of an abundance of caution and welcome the feedback of researchers.Additionally, we have removed 1,196 accounts located in Venezuela which appear to be engaged in a state-backed influence campaign targeting domestic audiences. We have shared information on these accounts with our industry peers, and continue to investigate malicious activity originating in Venezuela, both targeting audiences with in Venezuela and abroad.On the evening before National Security Advisor John Bolton reiterated that "all options [including, presumably, military intervention] are on the table" regarding the situation in Venezuela, Twitter announced that it had joined the US-backed coup by taking down 2,000 accounts that it said were engaged in a "state-backed influence campaign", according to RT. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-01/twitter-bans-2000-pro-maduro-accounts-demands-regime-change-escalate Tech Tyrants continue to block Conservatives:
Gateway Pundit reported in July 2018 that Twitter has long been accused of censoring conservatives. Twitter was indeed censoring and shadowbanning the President of the United States, Donald Trump’s twitter account, @realDonaldTrump.
Twitter is still at it!
In July 2018 we reported that a study by the leftist website VICE News found that Twitter is censoring top pro-Trump lawmakers. Twitter is targeting pro-Trump Republican lawmakers Matt Gaetz, Devin Nunes, Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan and John Ratcliffe with the same shadowbanning technique.
Twitter is also censoring prominent pro-Trump accounts including: Mike Cernovich, Jack Posobiec, Paul Joseph Watson, TGP’s Jim Hoft, TGP’s Cassandra Fairbanks and Laura Loomer among others.
Last year Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) told the Daily Caller Foundation on Wednesday he is considering filing a FEC complaint over Twitter’s preferential treatment of liberals versus its censoring of prominent conservatives.
In July there was even video proof that President Trump’s Twitter page is being censored.
Gateway Pundit contributor Cristina Laila received a notice in 2018 that her tweet violated Pakistani law.
The President has over 57 million followers on his account but rarely does he receive more than 20,000 retweets or 100,000 likes on his tweets.
On Friday Twitter founder Jack Dorsey admitted to Joe Rogan that Twitter colludes with governments and far left activist groups to censor users.
We already knew Twitter was working with CAIR to silence critics of radical Islam.
Facebook does it too:
McClatchy Follows BuzzFeed, Vice, and Others in Cutting Staff https://www.miaminewtimes.com ^ | FEBRUARY 1, 2019 | CHUCK STROUSE
Posted on 2/1/2019, 10:45:49 PM by Enterprise
"We are changing the size of the workforce to align with the revenue," says Jeanne Segal, McClatchy's director of public relations and communications.
Did you wonder why so many MSM outlets had layoffs suddenly recently? IMO buzzfeed and others were recipients of part of Obama’s $160 million Propaganda act, a slush fund of taxpayer $$ to fight ‘fakenews’. 2 year funding Expired December 2018, hence the layoffshttps://twitter.com/lisaradio99/status/1089817904772796416 Did you wonder why so many MSM outlets had layoffs suddenly recently?
IMO buzzfeed and others were recipients of part of Obama’s $160 million Propaganda act, a slush fund of taxpayer $$ to fight ‘fakenews’. 2 year funding Expired December 2018, hence the layoffs https://twitter.com/lisaradio99/status/1089817904772796416
CNBC: The Government Shutdown Didn't Hurt Economy, Jobs Are Booming
The January jobs report is out today, and, despite the longest partial government shutdown in history, things are looking good. Don't take my word for it. CNBC's Sara Eisen explained why the economy is on the uptick Friday morning. Economists projected about 170,000 jobs added last month, but what we got was well over 300,000.
( FULL STORY IN LINK )
Gov. DeSantis announces executive order to eliminate Common Core in Florida
Something is very wrong with Pelosi: The House Speaker spoke to reporters today for only about 21 minutes, but there were plenty of strange moments as she botched words, suffered face spasms and brain freezes as she attacked President Trump’s proposed border wall and his leadership during the recent partial government shutdown.Video at link:http://www.theamericanmirror.com/nancy-pelosi-botches-words-suffers-face-spasms-confuses-dems-gop-while-vowing-no-border-wall-funding/ The Foul Mouthed Muslim Woman Democrat in Congress Lied about her Residency to Run
Freshman Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan registered to vote with a false address and represented a state House district in which she did not reside, according to credit score and property records obtained by Big League Politics.
Tlaib’s father told the Detroit News in 2010 that his daughter “lied” about her residency to run for office, the website noted. She signed an election affidavit in 2008 with the Wayne County Clerk claiming she was a citizen of Detroit.
Big League politics concluded Tlaib represented the 12th district in the Michigan House of Representatives even though she was not a resident of the district.
She moved to the address only at the beginning of her 2018 campaign for Congress.
Her father, Harbi Elabed, said “she lied big-time to get elected.”
“I never teach her that way. I teach her the right way,” he said. “It’s my house. She didn’t live there. She lived in Dearborn in her house with her husband and boy.”
Shortly after she was sworn in to Congress in January, she declared “we’re gonna go in there and we’re going to impeach the motherf****r,” referring to President Trump.
Disgraced Brazilian faith healer accused of running BABY farms where girls were raped, their infants sold to childless couples around the world, and murdered after ten years of repeatedly giving birth
Faith healer known as John of God is accused of abusing more than 600 womenJoao Teixeira de Faria ran a 'sex slave farm' and sold babies to childless couplesYoung girls were allegedly held captive in remote farms where he would impregnate them and murder them after ten years of giving birth He was arrested last month in Brazil with bags full of gems from his mines
Bittencourt told the Mirror that she spoke to women from at least three continents, including Europe, who claimed they bought Brazilian babies from John of God for as much as $50,000.
She said she spoke to former members of Teixeira’s gang, who described how the scheme worked, after they became 'tired of being complicit' in his crimes.
Bittencourt, who now lives outside Brazil, claimed Teixeira would offer money to poor girls, aged 14 to 18, to go and live in mineral mines or farms he owns in the Brazilian states of Goias and Minas Gerais.
There they would become sex slaves, repeatedly forcibly impregnated and their babies ripped from their arms.
She claims: 'In exchange for food, they were impregnated and their babies sold on the black market.
'Hundreds of girls were enslaved over years, lived on farms in Goias, served as wombs to get pregnant, for their babies to be sold.
'These girls were murdered after 10 years of giving birth. We have got a number of testimonies.'
[Dagny pondering: Hmmm…. Remember that Justice John Roberts' adopted children came from Brazil? At one time many thought he was being blackmailed into supporting Obamacare because of his adopted and still minor children being obtained illegally. However, now his children are adults and he still is touting the Leftist line recently making the absurd pronouncement against Trump that the judges were not “political”. Maybe there was more to the story about how he got his children… Perhaps it is something bad enough to persist into the present time when they are too old to be taken from him.]
The First Privately Funded Spacecraft is set to launch to the Moon SpaceIL's Beresheet — Hebrew for "In the Beginning" — will become the first privately funded mission to launch from Earth and land on the moon, and the first spacecraft to propel itself over the lunar surface after landing by "hopping" on its rocket engine to a second landing spot. The mission marks yet another milestone, not only in the history and technical arc of space exploration, but also in how humankind goes about space exploration.
SpaceIL was founded in 2011 to compete in the Google Lunar XPrize, a program that planned to award US$30 million to the first privately funded team who could build a spacecraft and land it successfully on the moon. Beyond landing, the spacecraft, or a rover, had to travel a distance of 500 meters or more and beam high-definition imagery of the landing environment to Earth. The Google Lunar XPrize contest deadline ended in 2018 without a winner. Undaunted, SpaceIL forged ahead with the development and construction of the spacecraft, and is now ready to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
People can learn a new language in their sleep, a new study suggests.
A groundbreaking experiment established it was possible to learn new words and their semantic associations from scratch while in the depths of sleep.
Scientists already know that the fragile neurological connections that form the basis of memory are strengthened during deep sleep, and previous studies have shown that words learned during consciousness can be consolidated by being repeated to a person during sleep.