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27 July 2019 - Dinner News

Some more Winning:

Donald Trump in 2016 pledged to kill two Obama-era regulations for every new one.

"'We’ve hit 13 to 1,’ President Trump told a Heritage Foundation conference on federalism. And cutting so many regulations, he added, has saved taxpayers $33 billion.”

The Donald said, "I have to get a permit from this local bureaucracy, and this state bureaucracy and this federal bureaucracy and why do I have to do I have to do that? Why isn’t one of them enough? And why is somebody in Washington, D.C., telling me what kind of building I can build in Atlantic City, New Jersey."

Do we really need 61,950 pages of regulations in the Federal Register? And those are only the ones we added last year, which was the smallest number of pages added in 25 years.

Eliminating unnecessary regulations is an unsung reason the economy rebounded after the slowest growth under any president since Hoover.

In recent weeks, Hughes, who left the social media giant in 2007 and cashed out his nearly $500 million worth of stock, has been making the rounds in the nation's capital, visiting a dozen lawmakers and regulators at the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and other agencies which are all interested in examining whether Facebook has amassed too much power. He's talked with the attorney general of New York's staff.

In those meetings, which he sometimes attended on his own, he has presented a 39-page slide deck that makes a point-by-point legal case for breaking up the social network drawing on decades of antitrust law precedent.

The crux of the case, designed by two antitrust scholars: Facebook's wealth and power and massive user base have pushed it into monopoly territory, and its acquisitions of rivals have squashed competition. More than 2.7 billion people use Facebook or its other platforms, which include Instagram and messaging service WhatsApp, at least once a month, Facebook said Wednesday.

"I hope that my speaking out provides cover to a lot of other folks, whether former employees or current ones, to express ambivalence or concern about what's going on," Hughes said in an interview Thursday. "And I think there's a lot to be concerned about."

Hughes, who helped develop the social media giant with Mark Zuckerberg in their Harvard college dorm, has become a critical weapon to trust busters in a fight that keeps expanding in scope, threatening tech giants including Amazon, Apple and Google with potential new regulation or even a breakup. Just this week, the Justice Department said it was launching a new, expanded probe targeting "market-leading online platforms," And on Wednesday, Facebook disclosed it is facing an antitrust probe by the FTC.

Hughes started his campaign publicly. After leaving Facebook to volunteer for President Barack Obama, he worked for years in politics and nonprofits, plus a four-year stint as owner of publication New Republic. In 2016, he helped found a think tank focused on inequality, a topic he wrote a book about last year. The research prompted questions regarding the dangers of the concentration of corporate power.

"I had a very personal realization that I cannot speak to anything that has to do with antimonopoly work without wrestling with my own past," he said. "The huge monopoly power is why I have the financial resources that I have.

The trio also flags Facebook's enormous balance sheet and user base, something that impressed House lawmakers when Hughes presented to them this month.

"The thing that stuck with me. . . was he focused on Facebook's revenue as a true measure of its role in the marketplace," recalled Rep. Cicilline. "Facebook captures over 80 percent of all global social media revenue and controls 58 percent of the U.S. social media market. That's significant."

Voat is a very important website - a major clearing house for those sharing information about theDeep State, Epstein and other vital matters. It’s number one in the battle and it has been taken down by a DDOS attack.

(Its mascot is a goat.)

From Voat:

Voat is being attacked and our poor little goats are exhausted

You can take down a site with your botnet and unlimited money, but you won't win in your fight against truth. You know you've already lost.

For everyone that isn't familiar with Voat, Voat is a Free Speech website, and a lot of powerful people don't like some of the things the Goats discuss.

This seems to have made someone mad: (Archive Link)

The targeted page ( is one which was a relatively scholarly deep dig into people connections between the Red Cross, the Vatican, Epstein and the NHS of Britain.

It was in the PizzaGate ( Epstein NXIVM Podesta Clinton etc.) sector of Voat that they wanted to silence. That suggests that the Pizzagate information is right on target.

Puerto Rico’s Democrat Governor is exposed and resigns after massive protests

The PR governor, Ricardo Rosello, resigned effective August 2 as the impeachment process in the local legislature was set to begin today.

Based on the PR Constitution, his replacement should be the PR Secretary of State, but as Rosello fired him last week, the next in line is the PR Attorney General ( Wanda Vázquez) to become governor unless the PR Legislature decides to intervene.

Many may have heard about the massive protests in the island, but let me put them in perspective.

Close to 500,000 people protested against the governor in San Juan alone last Monday. No numbers were given as to how many protested in the rest of the island, but it's assumed that that number is between 250,000 and 500,000 more.

PR has around 3 million inhabitants and in the 2016 elections 1.5 million people voted

Percentage wise that is a lot of people who protested; unprecedented in PR history

Protests continued for 10 days straight and it is assumed that between a third and half the population of the island participated one way or the other

One would think that the FBI arrest of the agency heads of the two largest agencies in PR and the arrest of the top adviser would be enough to have the governor resign, well not really.

After the major arrests someone leaked online a 900-page printout of a private group chat between the governor, his cabinet, advisers and others. In this group chat were many shocking and plainly stupid statements by the governor and his team. Five independent attorneys, assigned by the PR Legislature to check into the leaked chats found evidence of at least 5 corruption-related crimes openly discussed in the chats (4 felonies and 1 misdemeanor) and a lot of plain stupid shit.

Some of the highlights of the plain stupid shit in the chat are:

The governor himself made fun of the deaths by hurricane Maria saying that they should give him some of the corpses so that he can feed them to the crows.

He also made fun of the volunteers who worked for free in his reelection campaign, calling them a bunch of dumbasses.

He boasted that he had the PR Press and MSM in the bag and that they would do what he told them.

He called the former New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito a "whore" (puta in Spanish) and ordered his team to attack her openly in all platforms when she publicly stated that PR should worry about recovering from hurricane Maria before pushing for statehood.

He asked his team if anyone had a gun to go and put a bullet in the head of the San Juan Mayor.

He stated, about several good looking local reporters, that he would give an interview to the one who sucked his d***.

He said to the group chat that his "official statement" to the Fiscal Control Board (set up by US Congress) was to "go f*** yourselves" when the Board tried to establish controls on how the recovery funds were to be used

He also made a plethora of racist, sexist, homophobic and misogynistic comments and remember, he's a Democrat. The list is way too long to put here.

The group chat leak and the arrests meant the end of the administration. In the last 10 days nearly ALL the participants of the chat tended their resignations or were fired by the governor.

I hope this info helps.

Here is a link to the leaked group chat. It's all in Spanish though

Chinese Bank With $100 Billion In Assets Is About To Collapse

Beijing was racing against time to prevent a widespread panic after it opened the Pandora's box when it seized Baoshang Bank, the first official bank failure in an odd replay of what happened with Bear Stearns back in 2008, when JPMorgan was gifted the historic bank for pennies on the dollar.

And with domino #1 down, the question turned to who is next, and could it be China's Lehman.

As a reminder, back in May, shortly after the shocking failure of China's Baoshang Bank (BSB), and its subsequent seizure by the government - the first takeover of a commercial bank since the Hainan Development Bank 20 years ago - the PBOC panicked and injected a whopping 250 billion yuan via an open-market operation, the largest since January. Alas, as we said at the time, it was too little to late, and with the interbank market roiling, with Negotiable Certificates of Deposit (NCD) and repo rates soaring (in some occult cases as high as 1000%) we said that it's just a matter of time before another major Chinese bank collapses.

We were right, because not even two months later, the second biggest bank on the list, Bank of Jinzhou has crawled in Baoshang's foosteps and is about to be seized by the government.

Where’s the Declassification exposing the Coup attempt against Trump in detail? It has been blocked by Dan Coates, who is expected to be removed from his position next week - thus freeing up the information and leading to public condemnation and prosecution.

Investigative reporter Paul Sperry says he can confirm reports that Trump intends to oust Coats and replace him with former CIA officer and NSC official Fred Fleitz, now president of the Center for Security Policy, an anti-Deep State think tank.

BREAKING: I can confirm from well-placed sources that President Trump intends to oust National Intelligence Director Dan Coats and replace him with former CIA officer and NSC official Fred Fleitz, now president of the Center for Security Policy, an anti-Deep State think tank — Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) July 12, 2019

BREAKING: President Trump's replacement of ODNI's Coats with Fleitz (pictured here with NSC's Bolton) will help free up the declassification bottleneck for Barr and Durham in their #SpyGateinvestigation

— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) July 12, 2019

Trump to nominate Gene Scalia, son of late SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia, for secretary of labor

Fox News ^ | July 18, 2019 | Gregg Re

President Trump on Thursday night announced he's nominating attorney Gene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to replace Alex Acosta as secretary of labor.

The surprise move -- which top Republicans privately pushed for -- was a visible manifestation of the close personal bond Trump has forged with the Scalia family in recent years. The confirmation process for Justice Neil Gorsuch, who ultimately filled Scalia's seat, sparked the connection.

Scalia, 55, is currently a partner in the Washington office of the international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is expected to face headwinds from Democrats in his Senate confirmation hearings, in part because he has routinely represented major corporations in key cases involving workers' rights.

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Governor of Alaska sets a good example…:

After repeatedly warning that state tax dollars must be used to pay for abortions, Alaska Governor, Mike Dunleavy, took the money from the court’s budget.

You want abortions? You pay for them.

In an awesome (and rare) display of how the checks and balances of the three branches of government are supposed to work, Dunleavy flexed some executive branch muscle by stripping $334,700 dollars from the Alaska Supreme Court budget, which was precisely the amount the state has to spend on helping parents murder their kids, thanks to the state’s Supreme Court rulings.

“In a line-item veto of the state’s budget, the governor’s office explained, The Legislative and Executive Branch are opposed to state-funded elective abortions; the only branch of government that insists on state-funded elective abortions is the Supreme Court. The annual cost of elective abortions is reflected by this reduction.” Beautiful.

Hillary may need her law license...

The Arkansas Judiciary has reinstated Hillary Clinton’s suspended law license, just days ago — 17 years after it was suspended.

Hillary announced last week she would not seek the presidency in 2020 but the quiet mysterious reinstatement of her law license sets the stage for a possible Attorney General post, according to Clinton and DC insiders. Or perhaps the Supreme Court if the Democrats could somehow get their way.

Hillary’s law license was reinstated on March 4, 2019, according to Arkansas officials. It had been suspended since March 14, 2002, according to records. The Arkansas Judiciary lists Clinton’s address as a PO Box in Chappaqua, NY, where Clinton resides.

Feinstein deals with China, Iran, and now Epstein too...

The disgraced New York financier Jeffrey Epstein invested $30 million in Second City Capital Partners I, a private-equity fund also backed by the husband of California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Richard Blum, among 38 other limited partners.

Merit based immigration instead of chain migration:

The White House is getting ready to roll out a new bill designed to overhaul the U.S. immigration system. Senior Adviser Jared Kushner unveiled parts of the proposal to high ranking cabinet members on Tuesday. According to reports, the plan is a more fleshed out version of the president’s “merit-based” immigration proposal he released back in may this year.

The proposal includes legislation to end the visa lottery and make the process to declare asylum more competitive. It eliminates the chain migration system and replaces it with a new merit-based system that favors highly-skilled workers. If enacted, the bill would also impose a nationwide E-verify system allowing employers to see if job candidates is legally allowed to work in the country.

AOC was distressed...

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