Amazon Demonetizes Conservative Website Legal Insurrection

If you can, show them some support and/or let Amazon know you object. Stuff like this is happening across the board to conservative sites.

Via Legal Insurrection:

For as long as I can remember, Legal Insurrection has participated in Amazon Associates, a way for websites to earn fees when readers shop at Amazon.com via links from our website.

It was an important source of revenue to us, and paid for some of the operating expenses readers never see.

On Saturday morning, April 28, 2018, I woke up to an email in my inbox from Amazon Associates telling me our participation in the program was terminated, our account closed, that the decision was final and there was no appeal. On top of that, Amazon was holding back any accumulated money it owed us.

There was no prior indication of a problem, or chance to cure. It’s always been our intent to comply with the program requirements. I detail what happened, including all the email communications, below.

In isolation, it’s just a website cut off from a source of revenue by an internet behemoth because the internet behemoth could. But if there was an anti-conservative ideological angle to it, either at inception or during the review process, it would be consistent with what is happening at high tech companies more generally. The problems Prager U and others have had with video restrictions and demonetization at YouTube, the exposure of Twitter shadow-banning, and the intolerance revealed at Google are just a few of the examples of an anti-conservative bias among internet giants.

We have not been immune to such problems, YouTube removes influential conservative website’s channel.

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Cuomo Issues Pardons Officially Giving Parolees Voting Rights Including Cop Killer

Skirting around the law and acting by fiat. Obama would be proud of him.

Via NY Post:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued conditional pardons restoring voting rights to more than 24,000 parolees — including cop killer Herman Bell, who was released from prison last month.

The pardons cover 24,086 ex-cons who are currently under parole supervision, the governor’s office said Tuesday.

Cuomo issued an executive order last month which gave him the authority to issue pardons so ex-cons could vote while on parole.

Bell is among the among the felons whose voting rights were reinstated, records show.

The state Department of Corrections and Community website lists Bell as being released to parole supervision on April 27.

Bell, 70, spent more than 40 years behind bars before walking out of the Shawangunk Correctional Facility in upstate Wallkill.

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Exposed: Obama Advisors’ Emails In Immediate Sandy Hook Aftermath Reveal Plan To Use The Tragedy: ‘Tap Peoples’ Emotions’

Via Daily Caller:

According to emails obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, first reported by The Baltimore Post, advisors to then-President Barack Obama immediately strategized how to exploit the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary school to push their gun control agenda. “Tap peoples [sic] emotions,” Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel advised then-Education Secretary Arne Duncan on December 16, 2012, just two days after the massacre that left 26 dead. The victims’ bodies were yet to be laid to rest.

The two discussed how they could exploit the tragedy to bring about their anti-gun agenda. “What are your thoughts?” Duncan asked Emanuel on an email with the subject line, “CT shooting.”

“Go for a vote this week asap before it fades,” replied Emanuel. “Tap peoples [sic] emotion. Make it simple assault weapons.”

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Judge Rules Trump’s Cannot Block People From His Twitter Account

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ICE Director Supports Trump’s “Animals” Remark, Says “MS-13 Kills For Sport”…

Nancy Pelosi outrage alert.

Via The Hill:

Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan on Wednesday backed up President Trump’s “animals” characterization of the MS-13 gang, calling Trump’s controversial description “kind.”

During the president’s roundtable discussion in New York addressing immigration loopholes, Homan praised Trump for his positions on border security and weighed in on the criticism Trump received last week.

“I know you’ve been taking a hit on your comments about animals and MS-13, but I think you’re being kind. Animals kill for survival, MS-13 kills for sport,” Homan, who has been overseeing the deportation crackdown under the Trump administration, told the president.

Trump hit back at critics who said using the term “animals” was inappropriate and doubled down on his use of the word during Wednesday’s roundtable discussion.

“I called them animals the other day and I was met with rebuke,” Trump said. “They said, ‘These are people.’ These are not people, these are animals and we have to be very, very tough.”

Dem Rep. Joaquin Castro: Trump Is A “Liar,” There Was No Spy…

Speaking of liars…

Obama Ambassador: Trump Is Like A Velociraptor…

I’ll take a velociraptor (Trump) over a guppy (Obama) any day of the week.

Boy Scouts To Provide Condoms At Upcoming World Jamboree

For the water balloon fights?

Via Washington Times:

The Boy Scouts will reportedly provide condoms at the upcoming World Scout Jamboree.

The World Organization of Scouting Movement handbook requires the host organization to “ensure that condoms are readily and easily accessible for all participants and [International Service Team staff] at a number of locations on the site.”

The 2019 World Scout Jamboree will be held in West Virginia from July 21 to Aug. 1. The theme is “Unlock a New World.”

The World Jamboree is an official World Organization of the Scout Movement event. The Boy Scouts are co-hosting this year’s program with two other scouting organizations, Scouts Canada and the Scouts Association of Mexico.

Andy Chapman, vice chairperson of the World Scout Committee, said the co-hosts are working to implement requirements previously laid out by the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

“The World Scout Jamboree organizing team has worked with the co-host countries to align these requirements, which have been in place for the past two World Scout Jamborees, in a manner that is respectful to local laws and preferences,” Mr. Chapman said in a statement.

News of the condom requirement comes months after the Boy Scouts announced it would allow girls to become scouts.

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NYT’s Jonathan Martin: Democrats “Have Moved To The Left, There’s Not Much Of A Centrist Wing Left”

Captain Obvious.

Canadian Beaches Closed After Islamic Group Sabotages With Dangerous Objects For Not “Embracing Islam”…

Religion of Peace™

Via INN:

Two shores of lakes north of Toronto were closed to visitors after broken glass bottles, nails, and needles were found strewn about. Some bottles were buried in the ground with the jagged edges deliberately facing up.

Ontario police are investigating the affair and it is not known who is responsible for distributing dangerous objects on beaches.

A letter was sent a few weeks ago to a local newspaper with a message from the “Revolutionary Islamic Force” claiming responsibility for sabotaging beaches north of Toronto and warning that similar operations would be carried out on other beaches throughout and north of Toronto.

The letter notes the motive for the action is Canada’s refusal to embrace Islam and continued following of the “Great Satan,” the United States.

“Infidels, you allow your women to walk on the beach naked and disgraceful. Your women are prostitutes,” the letter said, threatening to destroy tourist sites, attack people, carry out attacks on trains, poison drinking water, and burn forests. The letter recommends that Canadian citizens convert to Islam and follow the dictates of Muhammad.

Dem Lawmaker: We Will Impeach Trump If We Retake The House…

Green’s rationale for impeachment: He doesn’t like Trump’s views. Wow, what an idiot.

Via The Hill:

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) is promising that Democrats will impeach President Trump if the party wins the House in November.

“There’s a good likelihood there will be articles of impeachment” brought against Trump, Green said Tuesday while appearing on C-SPAN.

When asked about the likelihood that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) would introduce articles of impeachment against the president, Green pushed back, saying that “every member of the House is accorded the opportunity to bring up impeachment.”

“This is not something the Constitution has bestowed upon leadership,” said Green, who previously introduced two articles of impeachment that failed on the House floor. “It’s something every member has the right and privilege of doing. I am not sure that there will be members who are going to wait for someone else if that someone else, doesn’t matter who it is, is declining to do it.”

Last week, Green doubled down on his push to impeach Trump against the wishes of Democratic leadership, arguing there is “bigotry emanating from the presidency.”

During an impassioned floor speech last week, the Texas Democrat cited the president’s travel ban, his opposition to transgender people serving in the military and his immigration policy as reasons to impeach Trump.

Judge: Suspect In Baltimore Officer’s Death A ‘One-Man Crime Wave’

Part of the mythical school to prison pipeline.

Via Fox News:

A 16-year-old charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Maryland police officer has been ordered held without bail by a judge who called him a “one-man crime wave.”

Dawnta Anthony Harris was supposed to be on house arrest and was still wearing a court-ordered ankle bracelet when he ran down Baltimore County police Officer Amy Caprio with a stolen Jeep, authorities said Tuesday.

Authorities also anticipate bringing felony murder charges against three other teens who police say were burglarizing a nearby home while Harris waited in the car, according to Scott Shellenberger, the state’s attorney for Baltimore County.

“They are in for everything that occurs as a result of that burglary, including when their co-defendant is outside running over a police officer and killing her,” Shellenberger said.

Police expect to announce the charges against the three other teens— ages 15, 16, and 17 — on Wednesday morning, said Officer Jennifer Peach, a department spokeswoman. The three were taken into custody Tuesday but not immediately identified.

More than 20 police officers were in the courtroom when Harris, who is charged as an adult, made his first court appearance by video Tuesday.

Caprio was responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle.

The slain officer’s body camera footage clearly shows Harris accelerating the Jeep at her after she tried to apprehend him on the cul-de-sac in the suburban Perry Hall community northeast of Baltimore, prosecutor William Bickel said during the hearing.

“She fired her weapon. He ran over her,” Bickel said. Harris was apprehended shortly after abandoning the Jeep, which had been stolen May 18 in Baltimore, he said. According to probable cause statement, Harris admitted as much, telling a detective that he “drove at the officer.”

A yellow lockup jumpsuit appeared baggy on Harris’ slight 120-pound, 5-foot-7 frame during the hearing in Towson. When asked if he understood the charge he faces, Harris mumbled “yes” as he sat next to his public defender. The lawyer had requested Harris be sent to a juvenile lockup, but prosecutors noted his series of auto theft arrests and a repeated history of running away from juvenile facilities.

The ninth-grader was on house arrest at his mother’s West Baltimore home, but ran away May 14, they said.

“Your client is one-man crime wave,” Judge Sally Chester told the public defender and ordered Harris held at Baltimore County Detention Center, an adult lockup.

Sam Abed, the Maryland Secretary of Juvenile Services, said at a news conference that his department had made “many attempts” to contact Harris after he went missing from his mother’s house but was unsuccessful.

The ankle bracelet Harris was wearing Monday simply indicated whether he was inside or outside his home — it did not track his whereabouts, Shellenberger said.

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Publix Faces Boycott Over Donation To ‘Proud NRA Sellout’ In Florida Election

Shorter lines.

Via Fox Business:

Gun-control advocates are threatening to boycott Publix Super Markets over the company’s donation to a gubernatorial candidate in Florida who has called himself a “proud NRA sellout.”

Publix, a large grocery chain in the southeastern U.S., reportedly gave $670,000 to Adam Putnam, who is running in the Republican primary as voters choose a replacement for the departing GOP Gov. Rick Scott. Putnam, who currently serves as Florida’s commissioner of agriculture, opposed stricter gun-purchasing regulations passed by the state legislature and signed by Scott following the Parkland school shooting.

Activists in the state have taken to social media with calls to “#BoycottPublix” unless the Lakeland, Florida-based company withdraws its campaign donation. Some shoppers tweeted photos of receipts from other grocery stores in support of the boycott. There were, however, no signs as of this week that a large number of shoppers were abandoning the store, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Publix said Tuesday it supports political candidates who are pro-business, and the “vast majority” of its overall giving is focused on organizations that support young people, education and helping the hungry and homeless in local communities.

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HT: sowsear1

NFL Changes National Anthem Policy To Show Respect For The Flag

Big change.

Via Twitchy:

BOOM! Trump wins again!

The NFL has changed its national anthem policy and it’s a compromise of sorts. Players can stay in the locker room if they want to during the national anthem, but if they’re on the field they “shall stand and show respect for the flag and Anthem.” If not, the league “will impose appropriate discipline on league personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.”

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NRA PAC Raises More Than 2.5 Times as Much as Gun-Control PACs in April

Thanks, David Hogg!

Via Free Beacon:

The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund raised about 2.75 times as much money in April as the leading gun-control PACs combined, filings with the Federal Election Commission revealed on Tuesday.

The NRA’s total of $1,852,323.28 represents a retreat from the record amount the group raised in March but is still more than the top three gun-control PACs combined. The Giffords PAC raised $653,510.53 in April, the Everytown for Gun Safety PAC raised $16,552.33, and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Voter Education Fund raised $4,015.00. The three groups combined raised $674,077.86, which is $1,178,245.42 less than the NRA.

The NRA raised the majority of their money, $1,603,469.65, from small donors who gave less than $200. The other $243,903.58 came from individuals giving more than $200. The group’s PAC spent $78,926.50 in April and ended the month with $7,618,245.50 cash on hand.

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FBI Agents Want Congress To Issue Them Subpoenas So They Can Reveal The Bureau’s Dirt

They want to give up how Comey and McCabe destroyed the bureau. Leaving aside anything else, 47% conviction rate? That’s abysmal.

Via Daily Caller:

Many agents in the FBI want Congress to subpoena them so they can reveal problems caused by former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, three people in direct contact with active field agents tell TheDC.

“There are agents all over this country who love the bureau and are sickened by [James] Comey’s behavior and [Andrew] McCabe and [Eric] Holder and [Loretta] Lynch and the thugs like [John] Brennan–who despise the fact that the bureau was used as a tool of political intelligence by the Obama administration thugs,” former federal prosecutor Joe DiGenova told The Daily Caller Tuesday. “They are just waiting for a chance to come forward and testify.”

Ahead of the release of the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general report on how the FBI handled the Clinton email investigation, TheDC spoke with DiGenova, a former Trump official who maintained contact with rank and file FBI agents and a counter-intelligence consultant who conducted an interview with an active special agent of the FBI’s Washington Field Office (WFO).

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West Hollywood Honors Porn Actress Stormy Daniels With Keys To The City

Next, they’ll honor Hamas and MS-13.

Via Daily Caller:

The city of West Hollywood will honor adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, better known by her stage name Stormy Daniels, with a key to the city and a public proclamation Wednesday for her role in the “#RESIST movement.”

Daniels has “proven herself to be a profile in courage by speaking truth to power even under threats to her safety and extreme intimidation,” said a press release announcing the ceremony and naming May 23 as “Stormy Daniels Day” in West Hollywood.

The Trump administration “has been a direct threat to the people of the city of West Hollywood — our LGBTQ community, our immigrant community, women here in this community — so Stormy Daniels has really showed up as the woman to save the Republic,” said Mayor John Duran, ABC 7 reports.

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Tomi Lahren Gets Attacked At Restaurant, Woman Throws Drink At Her, Group Chants Profanity At Her

*Warning for language*

Via Daily Wire:

While visiting a Minneapolis restaurant with her mother for brunch over the weekend, Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren was verbally and physically attacked, seemingly for her political views.

In videos posted to social media, Lahren is seen being cursed out by restaurant customers who call her a “b****,” “racist” and a “c***.” In a proudly-posted video, one woman throws a drink on the 25-year-old as she exits the establishment.

One man, being cheered on, spewed the following at Lahren: “F*** that b****. F*** this h**. Racist ass b****. Why you even out here? Get this b**** out of here. F*** that b****.”

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Trump Mocks Dems: “Nancy Pelosi Came Out In Favor Of MS-13″…

She makes it too easy.

HT: WFB

Anthony Weiner Hired Investigative Firm Amid Underage Sexting Scandal

The FBI didn’t do an early morning raid.

Via Daily Mail:

Disgraced politician Anthony Weiner hired a private investigative firm run by a former New York prosecutor to help deal with the fallout from his underage sexting scandal just two days after his relationship with a 15-year-old girl went public, according to newly unsealed FBI court records.

Weiner’s sexting relationship with a high school sophomore was first reported by DailyMail.com on September 21, 2016.

Two days later, he turned over his cell phone, iPad and laptop to Granite Intelligence, a Manhattan-based firm that specializes in ‘intelligence, investigation, and risk management services’.

In a federal warrant unsealed last week, federal investigators noted that Weiner’s electronic devices were being held by the private firm when the FBI tried to obtain them on September 26, 2016.

The warrant requested an iPhone ‘that as transferred from the Target Subject [Weiner] to Granite Intelligence LLC (the ‘Security Firm’) on September 23, 2016′ and is ‘currently housed at the Security Firm’s office’.

The warrant also requested an iPad and a Dell laptop that Weiner gave to Granite Intelligence and that ‘currently is housed at the Security Firm’s office’.

The document does not say whether Granite Intelligence performed any other services for Weiner, 53, besides housing his electronics.

The use of private intelligence firms has come under scrutiny recently, after it was reported Harvey Weinstein hired an Israeli intelligence firm to gather information of his sexual assault accusers.

Granite Intelligence is run by Jeffrey J. Mueller, a former New York City prosecutor.

Co-founder R. David McDonough is a former investigator at Kroll, another private security firm that reportedly worked with Weinstein.

According to the website, the firm specializes in investigations, business intelligence and litigation support.[…]

According to the unsealed court warrant, the FBI was searching for the name and identity of Weiner’s victim, including ‘photographs, contact lists, address books, instant messages, chats, text messages, emails, and photographs or videos sent to and received by minors’.

They were also searching for evidence of child pornography or images of the victim.

In addition, they wanted to pinpoint the times the messages were sent and whether Weiner as personally using the devices.

Apparently a report from the Justice Department inspector general will slam senior FBI leaders, including James Comey, claiming they did not move quickly enough when agents realized Weiner had a trove of her emails on his laptop.

Some FBI officials knew in September 2016 of Hillary’s emails on Weiner’s laptop but the bureau did not obtain a warrant to review them until the following month.

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