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Immigration restrictionist candidate for Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Pim Fortuyn, was assassinated by a pro-Muslim white leftist in 2002 the day after a two-weeks hate over Jean-Marie Le Pen’s candidacy for president of France. A widespread reaction among respectable voices of the European Establishment was that Fortuyn had it coming.

Fortuyn’s killer, Volkert van der Graaf, has been out of jail for two and a half years now. From Wikipedia:

Van der Graaf was released on parole on 2 May 2014, after having served two thirds of his sentence as required by Dutch law.[13][14] The conditions of his parole were: weekly reporting to the probation service; a ban on visiting the places of residence of relatives or victim or the municipal areas of Rotterdam, Hilversum and The Hague; location monitoring with an ankle bracelet with GPS; a ban on contacting the relatives of Fortuyn; a ban on communicating with the media; and compulsory meetings with a psychologist or psychiatrist.[15] He subsequently settled in Apeldoorn.[16]

In July 2014, his lawyer Stijn Franken started legal proceedings against the terms of the parole. Van der Graaf was interested in becoming a legal advisor, and the restriction on visiting The Hague was unreasonable when so many legal organisations are based there. He also claimed that the restriction on communicating with the press was a violation of free speech, and that this and other restrictions were unnecessary when experts had found the risk of recidivism to be extremely low. He was partially successful, in that the travel restrictions and the ankle bracelet conditions were removed, but the media ban remained to “prevent unnecessary social unrest”.[17][18] The government appealed the judgement, but it was upheld.[19]

Meanwhile, the illegal alien from England who attempted to assassinate Donald Trump earlier this year has pretty much disappeared down the American media hole, but the English press is following him with sympathy.

From The Guardian:

Briton Michael Sandford jailed over plan to shoot Donald Trump

Twenty-year-old jailed for 12 months by Las Vegas court for trying to grab police officer’s gun at Trump rally

A 20-year-old Briton has been jailed for 12 months by a Las Vegas court for trying to grab a police officer’s gun at a Donald Trump rally in June.

Michael Steven Sandford, who has autism, tried to get the weapon at a Las Vegas casino where Trump was addressing supporters during the presidential campaign.

He allegedly told officers after his arrest that he planned to shoot Trump.

Sandford, of Dorking, Surrey, pleaded guilty in September to charges of being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and disrupting an official function.

He could have faced up to 20 years in prison if he had been convicted at trial of both charges.

Judge James Mahan told him: “You have a medical problem. You should not be ashamed or embarrassed about it. You need medication.

“You’re not a hardened criminal. You’re not evil or a sociopath like a lot of people we have. I don’t think you wanted to kill anybody. This was just some crazy stunt that your mind told you to do.” …

New frontiers in law:

Prosecutor: “Why do you rob banks, Willie Sutton?”

Defendant: “Because that’s where the mon- … Because that was just some crazy stunt that my mind told me to do.”

Judge: “Acquitted!”

As he has already been in custody since being arrested, he is not expected to have to spend a further 12 months behind bars.

Sandford did not get hold of the gun before he was arrested, and no shots were fired.

Court documents say that Sandford told a federal agent that he drove from California to Las Vegas with a plan to kill Trump.

His UK lawyer, Saimo Chahal, QC, of Bindmans, had argued that Sandford was delusional at the time.

The court papers also stated that Sandford had gone to a gun range in Las Vegas to learn how to fire a gun, which he had not done before.

See, the failed assassin’s not one of these dangerous gun nuts who likes recreational shooting. He only went to a gun range to practice murdering Donald Trump. If he hadn’t been planning to assassinate the Republican presidential candidate he’d never have gone near such a disgusting place.

Sandford told police he had been in the US for 18 months before the incident. He was unemployed, living out of his car and in the US illegally.

As well as autism, he also has obsessive compulsive disorder, severe depression, seizures, cardiac issues and Crohn’s disease, according to his family.

When England sends its illegal immigrants, it’s not sending its best.

His mother Lynne Sandford, who travelled to the US for the sentencing with her mother Christine and four-year-old daughter Jessica, had appealed to the judge to allow her son to serve his sentence in the UK so he could get the right psychiatric help.

The family has launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover the legal costs relating to their bid to bring Sandford back to the UK to serve his sentence.

I kind of get the feeling that powerful elements are sending a message to the unstable loners of the world: If you want to be appreciated, you know what to do.

 
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  1. guest says:

    Did they even think about charging attempted murder? I wonder what they’d charge me with if I did the same thing at an Obama rally. Wearing a Confederate flag t-shirt, for good measure.

    My mind is telling me to slap that judge, by the way.

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  2. Anonym says:

    Of course. Bill Gates has likened Trump to JFK. One suspects that there is a double meaning there.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/13/bill-gates-visits-trump-tower-compares-jfk/

    In other tech news, the recent tech conference was a riot. Twitter CEO not invited as “the conference table was only so big”.

    https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/14/twitter-wasnt-at-trumps-tech-summit-because-its-too-small/

    And this photo of Bezos cracks me up:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/5iitpx/cuckd/?st=iwrezfze&sh=8fbdd88b

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    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    Speaking of double messages, it was striking that when Mitt Romney gave his speech denouncing Trump the background was a wall emblazoned with "Hinckley Institute." Subliminal message, much? Romney also referenced Reagan, Lincoln, and John F. Kennedy.

    http://www.msnbc.com/sites/msnbc/files/styles/ratio--3-2--830x553/public/513525744.jpg?itok=WuUuvf7S

    , @Ragno
    If they decide that Pence can be trusted to play ball afterwards - follow the tone of the profile pieces these next few months - say kaddish for The Donald. Particularly if that Kushner creature takes pains to establish an alibi beforehand.
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  3. Where’s Jack Ruby when you need him?

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  4. I’m not sure just what is brewing in the heads of the powerful elements, but I’m beginning to find their conspiracy mongering over Russia, and invoking the authority of the CIA on the point, to be more than a little disturbing.

    Of course the standard hack Democrats are playing this game, such as Pelosi. But it’s a lot more surprising to see Obama, even as a lame duck President, doing so. The problem for Obama is that the more he lashes out at Trump, the worse will be the payback from Trump on his legacy, and on Trump’s exposing the BS now being put out by the WH, the CIA, and God knows where else.

    Trump, as President, will be able to push back hard against the CIA, no doubt getting rid of or removing from positions of power those who have gone all in on attacking him. He will also be able to push back on the DOJ and its BS over Ferguson, and the supposed problem of blacks being unfairly killed by cops. He will be able to push back on the NASA claims regarding climate change. Essentially, every agenda that Obama has been able to pursue because he controlled the executive branch Trump will be able to expose and undo, and to the great embarrassment of Obama and his fellow ideologues in the government.

    Trump has not exactly been delicate to date in expressing his criticism of his opponents’ behavior. There’s every reason to believe he won’t be when he “drains the swamp” in the Executive Branch, and especially if he’s been mightily provoked, as now he has.

    The behavior of the “powerful elements” at this point seems so obviously to be ultimately self-destructive that I wonder, and frankly worry about, what their real game might be. Maybe they know that the damage of a Trump Presidency to their reputations will be horrendous. Maybe they think that somehow they might actually prevent him from assuming office by airing these Russian conspiracy stories.

    But when one sees people behaving in such an irrational manner, one does worry about how mad their plans might be, and how much destruction they might wreak before they have done their business.

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    • Replies: @wren
    Maybe Trump can finally get to the bottom of the CIA/Obama family connections that go back so many decades.

    Personally, I'd like to know myself.

    A refresher from a few years ago:

    http://www.claremont.org/crb/article/the-chosen-one/

    , @Mr. Anon
    "I’m not sure just what is brewing in the heads of the powerful elements, but I’m beginning to find their conspiracy mongering over Russia, and invoking the authority of the CIA on the point, to be more than a little disturbing."

    It's especially funny to see progressives who all of a sudden think that the CIA is trustworthy, but that Wikileaks isn't.
    , @eD
    Re Candid Observer #4, I've been trying to figure out what the scam is here myself and have posted more at another blog.

    If the political establishment is united -it would require the Democratic and Republican establishments to co-operate, but so would the Electoral College scheme- they could end a Trump administration pretty easily using impeachment and removal. Grounds are not technically needed for impeaching and removing a President and if thought to be needed they could be created pretty easily, for example from the inevitable conflicts between Trump's business interests and his running the executive branch. The President of Brazil was impeached and removed a few months ago in an eerily similar situation, except that she is identified with the political left, she was elected as the candidate of a somewhat outsider party with limited support in the permanent government or Congress. The President of South Korea, identified with the right, is undergoing the process now and Steve has posted on this. The process has been used in the US with state governors, including one instance in New York where they were pretty open that he was impeached and removed because he was trying to bring in reforms.

    This would seem to be more straightforward than this Rube Goldberg recount- Russian hacking -Electoral College thing the establishment seems to have going right now. I can't understand it. Either they enjoy over-complicated plotting for its own sake, or its very important that Trump doesn't become President even for a short time.
    , @Desiderius
    A new Church Committee would give the real Left something useful to do while rooting out the deep-state globalists trying to undermine Trump.
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  5. wren says:
    @candid_observer
    I'm not sure just what is brewing in the heads of the powerful elements, but I'm beginning to find their conspiracy mongering over Russia, and invoking the authority of the CIA on the point, to be more than a little disturbing.

    Of course the standard hack Democrats are playing this game, such as Pelosi. But it's a lot more surprising to see Obama, even as a lame duck President, doing so. The problem for Obama is that the more he lashes out at Trump, the worse will be the payback from Trump on his legacy, and on Trump's exposing the BS now being put out by the WH, the CIA, and God knows where else.

    Trump, as President, will be able to push back hard against the CIA, no doubt getting rid of or removing from positions of power those who have gone all in on attacking him. He will also be able to push back on the DOJ and its BS over Ferguson, and the supposed problem of blacks being unfairly killed by cops. He will be able to push back on the NASA claims regarding climate change. Essentially, every agenda that Obama has been able to pursue because he controlled the executive branch Trump will be able to expose and undo, and to the great embarrassment of Obama and his fellow ideologues in the government.

    Trump has not exactly been delicate to date in expressing his criticism of his opponents' behavior. There's every reason to believe he won't be when he "drains the swamp" in the Executive Branch, and especially if he's been mightily provoked, as now he has.

    The behavior of the "powerful elements" at this point seems so obviously to be ultimately self-destructive that I wonder, and frankly worry about, what their real game might be. Maybe they know that the damage of a Trump Presidency to their reputations will be horrendous. Maybe they think that somehow they might actually prevent him from assuming office by airing these Russian conspiracy stories.

    But when one sees people behaving in such an irrational manner, one does worry about how mad their plans might be, and how much destruction they might wreak before they have done their business.

    Maybe Trump can finally get to the bottom of the CIA/Obama family connections that go back so many decades.

    Personally, I’d like to know myself.

    A refresher from a few years ago:

    http://www.claremont.org/crb/article/the-chosen-one/

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    • Replies: @Shine a Light
    If you think about it, Trump rising to power will be the first Administration since 1980 that the CIA didn't substantially control.

    While Ronald Reagan himself didn't have prominent CIA connects, 69 days into his Presidency he was shot down assuring former CIA director George Bush would steer things in an acceptable direction all the way through 1992

    Bill Clinton didn't have any apparent family connections to the CIA but he was compromised enough by the CIA drug and gun running activities at the airport in Mena Arkansas that the CIA felt safe with Clinton in power.

    George W Bush and Obama both have extensive CIA family histories.

    Either Jeb or Hillary was have been acceptable to the CIA.

    But Trump has no known CIA connections and could pose a serious problem to the agency that is famous for its internationalism and one world government types.
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  6. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    C’mon, Steve. He’s a sperg. Cut him some slack.

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    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    I agree that he shouldn't be treated like a "normie" killer, but I think Steve's point is correct. At my workplace, at the time, the reaction was that he should have been forced to enlist in the Marines rather than sent to jail... The reason? Of course, he could learn to shoot there so he wouldn't miss in future.
    , @guest
    That has about as much relevance of saying, "Come on, [some perp] is only 5'8", cut him some slack." What does one thing have to do with the other?
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  7. Jefferson says:

    “You’re not a hardened criminal. You’re not evil or a sociopath like a lot of people we have.”

    Translation: At least you didn’t try to murder Barack Hussein Obama who is the greatest American president of all time, so you are okay with me kid. I like your chutzpah at attempting to assassinate Donald J. Trump, you are no chopped liver.

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  8. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Is the penalty for cold-blooded murder in the Netherlands *really* that trivial?

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  9. eah says:

    Fortuyn’s killer, Volkert van der Graaf, has been out of jail for two and a half years now.

    It would be the same in practically every European country — a “life” sentence in the UK typically means 10 years — in addition, in most countries there is a separate judicial framework for non-adults — eg the Siebzehnjähriger (my ass) who is currently suspected of raping and killing ‘Maria L’ in Freiburg could be tried under the Jugendstrafrecht — if so, even if convicted he will be out well before he’s thirty — even then he may not be sent back to Afghanistan (assuming he’s actually from Afghanistan — surprisingly, Germany does send people back to Afghanistan) — if not, he would go on the dole, and could enjoy ‘a free life in a nice white country’.

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    Back in the day when the death penalty was abolished in Britain, by a Labour government, I hasten to add, against enormous popular disapproval, the politicians, seeking to mollify the public gave a 'solemn promise' that a 'life sentence' would actually mean what it said, that is, a convicted murderer would stay imprisoned until the day of his death.

    The only moral to take home is that politicians are never, never, to be trusted. Under any possible circumstances.
    , @eah
    So profitierte Hussein K. vom Flüchtlingschaos in Europa

    (Note the foto of the poor 'refugee'.)

    This article illustrates well some of what I said -- to translate the main points: it is now 100% certain that 'Hussein K', held in Germany for the murder of 'Maria L' in Freiburg, is the same guy who was sentenced to 10 years ("Zu zehn Jahren Haft verurteilt") early in 2014 for the 2013 robbery and attempted murder of a young woman in Greece -- the fingerprints match -- apparently he claimed to be a minor then as well, also that he was from Iran -- in any case, he was sent to a jail for Jugend ("Hussein K. wurde in ein Jugendgefängnis in Volos inhaftiert") -- but due to a new April, 2015 law, he was released at the end of October, 2015, ie after only 18 months in jail -- this new law in Greece allowed a kind of amnesty, as long as the original sentence was not more than 10 years, and at least 6 months had already been served -- he was supposed to be on a kind of probation, and appear regularly -- instead he used the Flüchtlingskrise in 2015 to go to Germany (the Greek authorities did not let Interpol know he was missing) -- upon arrival in Germany, he claimed to be from Afghanistan, born in 1999 (these people may have low IQs, but they are smart enough to lie about their age) -- the following sentence sums it up: "Drei Monate später, im Februar 2016 stellte Hussein K. einen Asylantrag und wurde in eine Pflegefamilie überwiesen. Elf Monate später, am 14. Oktober 2016, ist Maria L. tot" -- later he submitted an application for asylum as a Minderjähriger from Afghanistan, was placed in a custodial family, and 11 months later 'Maria L' is dead.

    Und nicht zu vergessen: via the Eurokrise, German taxpayers are on the hook for about €60b of support provided to Greece.

    , @German_reader
    I agree, and it's made even worse by the fact Pim Fortuyn's murder wasn't a "normal" crime, but a political assassination directly aimed against the democratic process. That killer should never have been let out of prison again, doing so after little more than a decade is ridiculous.
    , @Expletive Deleted
    I have a feeling that Tommy Mair's whole life sentence will prove to be exactly that. If he doesn't end up in Rampton, after a spell on the isolation wing in proper jail.
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  10. SnakeEyes says:

    Who would crowdfund this wacko to pay for his high-priced QC from the UK?

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  11. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @eah
    Fortuyn’s killer, Volkert van der Graaf, has been out of jail for two and a half years now.

    It would be the same in practically every European country -- a "life" sentence in the UK typically means 10 years -- in addition, in most countries there is a separate judicial framework for non-adults -- eg the Siebzehnjähriger (my ass) who is currently suspected of raping and killing 'Maria L' in Freiburg could be tried under the Jugendstrafrecht -- if so, even if convicted he will be out well before he's thirty -- even then he may not be sent back to Afghanistan (assuming he's actually from Afghanistan -- surprisingly, Germany does send people back to Afghanistan) -- if not, he would go on the dole, and could enjoy 'a free life in a nice white country'.

    Back in the day when the death penalty was abolished in Britain, by a Labour government, I hasten to add, against enormous popular disapproval, the politicians, seeking to mollify the public gave a ‘solemn promise’ that a ‘life sentence’ would actually mean what it said, that is, a convicted murderer would stay imprisoned until the day of his death.

    The only moral to take home is that politicians are never, never, to be trusted. Under any possible circumstances.

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    • Replies: @Formerly CARealist
    At the time the death penalty was abolished, were life sentences actually being served? I'll bet even back then there were lifers getting out early.

    The real people to never trust are the judges. They have to power to interpret what a particular law means and how it's applied in any given case. And the sentencing can be utterly arbitrary. The penalty for a given crime can be 10 years to life. well what does that mean? It means whatever the judge feels like.
    , @David In TN
    In this country, the anti-death penalty crowd used to say they were for "life without parole." Sometimes they would claim LWOP was worse than the death penalty.

    Of course, they were lying. Some are now saying life without parole is "cruel and unusual." When the DP is abolished, they'll start beating the drums against a "life" sentence as loudly as they did against the death penalty.
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  12. Every sentence the judge uses to describe Sandford could literally have been used to describe John Hinckley:

    “You’re not a hardened criminal. You’re not evil or a sociopath like a lot of people we have. I don’t think you wanted to kill anybody. This was just some crazy stunt that your mind told you to do.” …

    The only difference? Hinckley was more effective.

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  13. eah says:
    @eah
    Fortuyn’s killer, Volkert van der Graaf, has been out of jail for two and a half years now.

    It would be the same in practically every European country -- a "life" sentence in the UK typically means 10 years -- in addition, in most countries there is a separate judicial framework for non-adults -- eg the Siebzehnjähriger (my ass) who is currently suspected of raping and killing 'Maria L' in Freiburg could be tried under the Jugendstrafrecht -- if so, even if convicted he will be out well before he's thirty -- even then he may not be sent back to Afghanistan (assuming he's actually from Afghanistan -- surprisingly, Germany does send people back to Afghanistan) -- if not, he would go on the dole, and could enjoy 'a free life in a nice white country'.

    So profitierte Hussein K. vom Flüchtlingschaos in Europa

    (Note the foto of the poor ‘refugee’.)

    This article illustrates well some of what I said — to translate the main points: it is now 100% certain that ‘Hussein K’, held in Germany for the murder of ‘Maria L’ in Freiburg, is the same guy who was sentenced to 10 years (“Zu zehn Jahren Haft verurteilt”) early in 2014 for the 2013 robbery and attempted murder of a young woman in Greece — the fingerprints match — apparently he claimed to be a minor then as well, also that he was from Iran — in any case, he was sent to a jail for Jugend (“Hussein K. wurde in ein Jugendgefängnis in Volos inhaftiert”) — but due to a new April, 2015 law, he was released at the end of October, 2015, ie after only 18 months in jail — this new law in Greece allowed a kind of amnesty, as long as the original sentence was not more than 10 years, and at least 6 months had already been served — he was supposed to be on a kind of probation, and appear regularly — instead he used the Flüchtlingskrise in 2015 to go to Germany (the Greek authorities did not let Interpol know he was missing) — upon arrival in Germany, he claimed to be from Afghanistan, born in 1999 (these people may have low IQs, but they are smart enough to lie about their age) — the following sentence sums it up: “Drei Monate später, im Februar 2016 stellte Hussein K. einen Asylantrag und wurde in eine Pflegefamilie überwiesen. Elf Monate später, am 14. Oktober 2016, ist Maria L. tot” — later he submitted an application for asylum as a Minderjähriger from Afghanistan, was placed in a custodial family, and 11 months later ‘Maria L’ is dead.

    Und nicht zu vergessen: via the Eurokrise, German taxpayers are on the hook for about €60b of support provided to Greece.

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    Noch ein Update aus Deutschland:

    Haftbefehl gegen brutalen Bahnhof-Treter erlassen – Bulgarische Polizei: Angreifer nicht in Bulgarien

    Some readers here may have heard about/seen the shocking video of a young woman being brutally kicked in the back as she went down concrete stairs in Berlin (she was lucky, and only suffered a broken arm) -- this happened on 27 Oct -- basically, since then the (dumm, faul) police in Berlin had not done anything -- no suspects -- until the video was veröffentlicht (made public) -- apparently without authorization -- since then, things have happened quickly -- the identity of the kicker is now known -- he is a 27 y/o Bulgarian -- the question is, would anything have happened had the video not been leaked? -- it is doubtful -- but the police are also trying to find out who leaked the video -- Wer hat das Video vom U-Bahn-Treter an die Medien gegeben? -- Die Polizei sucht nicht nur nach den vier Männern, die am U-Bahnhof Hermannstraße eine junge Frau die Treppe hinunter gekickt haben. Sie ermittelt auch gegen den Whistleblower, der das Video der Tat unbefugt an die Medien gab -- police are not only looking for the guy who kicked a young woman down stairs, they are also looking for the person who leaked the video -- of course without the leak of the video, and the resulting tips, the police would still not know the identity of the culprit.

    At the last link, note the foto of the four fine additions to Germany.

    Deutschland ist ja wirklich krank.

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  14. anon says: • Disclaimer

    In other news…

    I know I sound like a conspiracy theory guy, but I think Michael Richards and Jason Alexander are jealous of “Jerry Money” pouring in from syndication of “Seinfeld,” and that’s why Richards did what he did at the Laugh Factory, and why Alexander is doing what he’s doing now.

    No matter what they claim, they want that series to die like Cosby.

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    , @Jefferson
    Jason Alexander has always looked like a middle aged man ever since Seinfeld debuted way back in 1989. I was surprised to find out he was only 30 years old during the 1st season of Seinfeld. I thought he was already between 45-to-50 years of age during the 1st season. God did not bless him with good genes.
    , @Mike Zwick
    Or maybe they are just idiots. Occam's Razor.
    , @WJ
    Even though it is OT, thanks for the heads up on this creep. He can go back to his Friends of the IDF benefit galas and hopefully not show his fat face on the tube.
    , @Chrisnonymous
    His repeated use of the descriptor "divisive" puts the lie to his claim that this is the time the EC was designed for.

    As well, his comments that the EC is not a rubber stamp and that there is something wrong with a split between the popular and EC wins are at odds.

    If his failures since Seinfeld weren't embarrassing enough for him, his obviously dyed hair ought to be.
    , @Mr. Anon
    It's interesting to see all those celebrities - Jason Alexander, Debra Messing, James Cromwell, etc. - who's message to the Republican electors is this:

    In order to preserve our democracy, I want you to disenfranchise 63 million people.

    I noticed that Bob Odenkirk was one of them too. Better Call Saul seemed like an interesting series. Too bad, I won't see the rest of it.
    , @Venator
    Sorry, George, you can't bullshit us playing the role of the concerned citizen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td67kYY9mdQ
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  15. eah says:
    @eah
    So profitierte Hussein K. vom Flüchtlingschaos in Europa

    (Note the foto of the poor 'refugee'.)

    This article illustrates well some of what I said -- to translate the main points: it is now 100% certain that 'Hussein K', held in Germany for the murder of 'Maria L' in Freiburg, is the same guy who was sentenced to 10 years ("Zu zehn Jahren Haft verurteilt") early in 2014 for the 2013 robbery and attempted murder of a young woman in Greece -- the fingerprints match -- apparently he claimed to be a minor then as well, also that he was from Iran -- in any case, he was sent to a jail for Jugend ("Hussein K. wurde in ein Jugendgefängnis in Volos inhaftiert") -- but due to a new April, 2015 law, he was released at the end of October, 2015, ie after only 18 months in jail -- this new law in Greece allowed a kind of amnesty, as long as the original sentence was not more than 10 years, and at least 6 months had already been served -- he was supposed to be on a kind of probation, and appear regularly -- instead he used the Flüchtlingskrise in 2015 to go to Germany (the Greek authorities did not let Interpol know he was missing) -- upon arrival in Germany, he claimed to be from Afghanistan, born in 1999 (these people may have low IQs, but they are smart enough to lie about their age) -- the following sentence sums it up: "Drei Monate später, im Februar 2016 stellte Hussein K. einen Asylantrag und wurde in eine Pflegefamilie überwiesen. Elf Monate später, am 14. Oktober 2016, ist Maria L. tot" -- later he submitted an application for asylum as a Minderjähriger from Afghanistan, was placed in a custodial family, and 11 months later 'Maria L' is dead.

    Und nicht zu vergessen: via the Eurokrise, German taxpayers are on the hook for about €60b of support provided to Greece.

    Noch ein Update aus Deutschland:

    Haftbefehl gegen brutalen Bahnhof-Treter erlassen – Bulgarische Polizei: Angreifer nicht in Bulgarien

    Some readers here may have heard about/seen the shocking video of a young woman being brutally kicked in the back as she went down concrete stairs in Berlin (she was lucky, and only suffered a broken arm) — this happened on 27 Oct — basically, since then the (dumm, faul) police in Berlin had not done anything — no suspects — until the video was veröffentlicht (made public) — apparently without authorization — since then, things have happened quickly — the identity of the kicker is now known — he is a 27 y/o Bulgarian — the question is, would anything have happened had the video not been leaked? — it is doubtful — but the police are also trying to find out who leaked the video — Wer hat das Video vom U-Bahn-Treter an die Medien gegeben?Die Polizei sucht nicht nur nach den vier Männern, die am U-Bahnhof Hermannstraße eine junge Frau die Treppe hinunter gekickt haben. Sie ermittelt auch gegen den Whistleblower, der das Video der Tat unbefugt an die Medien gab — police are not only looking for the guy who kicked a young woman down stairs, they are also looking for the person who leaked the video — of course without the leak of the video, and the resulting tips, the police would still not know the identity of the culprit.

    At the last link, note the foto of the four fine additions to Germany.

    Deutschland ist ja wirklich krank.

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    This article makes is perfectly clear:

    Polizei hat den U-Bahn-Treter identifiziert -- Police have identified the 'U-Bahn-Kicker'

    (They had some help with that.)

    Am 27. Oktober hatte ein Mann am Bahnhof Hermannstraße in Berlin-Neukölln eine Frau in den Rücken getreten, sodass sie die Treppe hinunterstürzte. Doch erst nachdem die Presse die Videoaufnahmen vom Treppen-Treter und seiner Gang veröffentlicht hatte, leitete die Polizei eine öffentliche Fahndung ein. -- he kicked her down the stairs on 27 Oct -- but the police went public with the case only after the video was leaked.

    Es sind vier bulgarische Staatsbürger -- all four suspects are Bulgarian.

    The video is available at the link.

    UPDATE: Der bulgarische TV-Sender Nova berichtet, dass Svetoslav Stoykov bereits in seinem Heimatland kriminell war. Er sei bereits wegen Raub und Diebstählen verurteilt worden.

    Authorities in Bulgaria confirm he was convicted of crimes in Bulgaria -- robbery.

    Vor seinem Umzug nach Berlin soll er mit seiner Frau und den drei Kindern im Roma-Viertel Maksuda gelebt haben.

    He simply moved to Berlin -- apparently he is married and has three kids -- probably a Roma.

    The beauty of the EU: Michael Savage is not allowed to enter the UK -- but under normal circumstances, the Germans could not have kept this guy out.

    Foreigners must disclose criminal records to come to UK - but European Union is exempt -- only after the murder of 14 y/o Alice Gross -- by a Latvian who had previously been convicted of murder in Latvia -- did the UK decide to try to do something about the circumstances that allowed her killer to problemlos enter the UK -- but even these measures would not have helped poor Alice -- However, the checks will not apply to anyone from within the European Union who enjoy “free movement” rights to come to Britain...It means the scheme would not have covered the case of the killer of Alice Gross, the 14-year-old schoolgirl who went missing from her west London home in August last year and was later found murdered...Arnis Zalkalns, a 41-year-old Latvian immigrant, had been named as a suspect in her disappearance...He was a convicted killer when he arrived in Britain, having previously served seven years for murdering his wife Rudite in Latvia.
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  16. @wren
    Maybe Trump can finally get to the bottom of the CIA/Obama family connections that go back so many decades.

    Personally, I'd like to know myself.

    A refresher from a few years ago:

    http://www.claremont.org/crb/article/the-chosen-one/

    If you think about it, Trump rising to power will be the first Administration since 1980 that the CIA didn’t substantially control.

    While Ronald Reagan himself didn’t have prominent CIA connects, 69 days into his Presidency he was shot down assuring former CIA director George Bush would steer things in an acceptable direction all the way through 1992

    Bill Clinton didn’t have any apparent family connections to the CIA but he was compromised enough by the CIA drug and gun running activities at the airport in Mena Arkansas that the CIA felt safe with Clinton in power.

    George W Bush and Obama both have extensive CIA family histories.

    Either Jeb or Hillary was have been acceptable to the CIA.

    But Trump has no known CIA connections and could pose a serious problem to the agency that is famous for its internationalism and one world government types.

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    Your comment brings to mind an old joke that is always told in rather poor taste:

    On Inauguration Day, two guys from the CIA ask to show the new President "a favorite home movie."

    It turns out to be the Zapruder film.

    The new President says "Why did you show me this on this day of all days! I've seen it before!"

    One of the CIA guys replies : "We like it!"
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  17. eah says:
    @anon
    In other news...

    I know I sound like a conspiracy theory guy, but I think Michael Richards and Jason Alexander are jealous of "Jerry Money" pouring in from syndication of "Seinfeld," and that's why Richards did what he did at the Laugh Factory, and why Alexander is doing what he's doing now.

    No matter what they claim, they want that series to die like Cosby.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePqr9yVnIu4

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  18. Jefferson says:
    @anon
    In other news...

    I know I sound like a conspiracy theory guy, but I think Michael Richards and Jason Alexander are jealous of "Jerry Money" pouring in from syndication of "Seinfeld," and that's why Richards did what he did at the Laugh Factory, and why Alexander is doing what he's doing now.

    No matter what they claim, they want that series to die like Cosby.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePqr9yVnIu4

    Jason Alexander has always looked like a middle aged man ever since Seinfeld debuted way back in 1989. I was surprised to find out he was only 30 years old during the 1st season of Seinfeld. I thought he was already between 45-to-50 years of age during the 1st season. God did not bless him with good genes.

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    Jason Alexander has always looked like a middle aged man ever since Seinfeld debuted way back in 1989. I was surprised to find out he was only 30 years old during the 1st season of Seinfeld. I thought he was already between 45-to-50 years of age during the 1st season. God did not bless him with good genes.
     
    This is due to being fat and having hair loss. Michael Chiklis was in his late 20's when he starred in the TV show The Commish.

    But sometimes this is due to being fat with prematurely gray hair. Carroll O'Connor was 47 when he started the role of Archie Bunker in All in the Family.

    Meanwhile guys in shape with hair can look like the son of Archie Bunker even while in their 50's. The late Patrick Swayze, Kevin Bacon, Scott Baio, et al.
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  19. @Anonymous
    C'mon, Steve. He's a sperg. Cut him some slack.

    I agree that he shouldn’t be treated like a “normie” killer, but I think Steve’s point is correct. At my workplace, at the time, the reaction was that he should have been forced to enlist in the Marines rather than sent to jail… The reason? Of course, he could learn to shoot there so he wouldn’t miss in future.

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  20. eah says:
    @eah
    Noch ein Update aus Deutschland:

    Haftbefehl gegen brutalen Bahnhof-Treter erlassen – Bulgarische Polizei: Angreifer nicht in Bulgarien

    Some readers here may have heard about/seen the shocking video of a young woman being brutally kicked in the back as she went down concrete stairs in Berlin (she was lucky, and only suffered a broken arm) -- this happened on 27 Oct -- basically, since then the (dumm, faul) police in Berlin had not done anything -- no suspects -- until the video was veröffentlicht (made public) -- apparently without authorization -- since then, things have happened quickly -- the identity of the kicker is now known -- he is a 27 y/o Bulgarian -- the question is, would anything have happened had the video not been leaked? -- it is doubtful -- but the police are also trying to find out who leaked the video -- Wer hat das Video vom U-Bahn-Treter an die Medien gegeben? -- Die Polizei sucht nicht nur nach den vier Männern, die am U-Bahnhof Hermannstraße eine junge Frau die Treppe hinunter gekickt haben. Sie ermittelt auch gegen den Whistleblower, der das Video der Tat unbefugt an die Medien gab -- police are not only looking for the guy who kicked a young woman down stairs, they are also looking for the person who leaked the video -- of course without the leak of the video, and the resulting tips, the police would still not know the identity of the culprit.

    At the last link, note the foto of the four fine additions to Germany.

    Deutschland ist ja wirklich krank.

    This article makes is perfectly clear:

    Polizei hat den U-Bahn-Treter identifiziert — Police have identified the ‘U-Bahn-Kicker’

    (They had some help with that.)

    Am 27. Oktober hatte ein Mann am Bahnhof Hermannstraße in Berlin-Neukölln eine Frau in den Rücken getreten, sodass sie die Treppe hinunterstürzte. Doch erst nachdem die Presse die Videoaufnahmen vom Treppen-Treter und seiner Gang veröffentlicht hatte, leitete die Polizei eine öffentliche Fahndung ein. — he kicked her down the stairs on 27 Oct — but the police went public with the case only after the video was leaked.

    Es sind vier bulgarische Staatsbürger — all four suspects are Bulgarian.

    The video is available at the link.

    UPDATE: Der bulgarische TV-Sender Nova berichtet, dass Svetoslav Stoykov bereits in seinem Heimatland kriminell war. Er sei bereits wegen Raub und Diebstählen verurteilt worden.

    Authorities in Bulgaria confirm he was convicted of crimes in Bulgaria — robbery.

    Vor seinem Umzug nach Berlin soll er mit seiner Frau und den drei Kindern im Roma-Viertel Maksuda gelebt haben.

    He simply moved to Berlin — apparently he is married and has three kids — probably a Roma.

    The beauty of the EU: Michael Savage is not allowed to enter the UK — but under normal circumstances, the Germans could not have kept this guy out.

    Foreigners must disclose criminal records to come to UK – but European Union is exempt — only after the murder of 14 y/o Alice Gross — by a Latvian who had previously been convicted of murder in Latvia — did the UK decide to try to do something about the circumstances that allowed her killer to problemlos enter the UK — but even these measures would not have helped poor Alice — However, the checks will not apply to anyone from within the European Union who enjoy “free movement” rights to come to Britain…It means the scheme would not have covered the case of the killer of Alice Gross, the 14-year-old schoolgirl who went missing from her west London home in August last year and was later found murdered…Arnis Zalkalns, a 41-year-old Latvian immigrant, had been named as a suspect in her disappearance…He was a convicted killer when he arrived in Britain, having previously served seven years for murdering his wife Rudite in Latvia.

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    They do appear to be Gypsies-politely referred to as Roma. I notice they've affected an American style hip-hop way of attire. Also, I notice American-minority style graffiti scribbled on the wall. This all looks quite American. Now all you need is our minority homicide rate-760 so far this year in Chicago.
    , @Anonymous Nephew
    Alice Gross had written a school essay arguing that convicted foreign criminals should not be barred from entering the UK, prior to her murder by a convicted foreign criminal who was not barred from entering the UK.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1428068/how-murdered-schoolgirl-alice-gross-argued-foreign-criminals-should-not-be-barred-from-uk-months-before-she-was-killed-by-latvian-murderer/

    "They (UKIP) believe that this will keep Britain safe from crime by eliminating the number of criminals living in its premises. However, I believe that this takes away the concept of equality amongst the community by implying that criminals don’t deserve the same rights everyone else has. It also depicts Britain to believe foreign criminals are different and dangerous compared to the British criminals, reintroducing the idea of racism."

    I don't blame poor Alice for being idealistic, but I hate the people who taught her this nonsense. I bet she got really good marks for it, too.
    , @eah, @eah
    To close the loop on this -- the suspect was arrested in Berlin on Saturday as he arrived on a bus from the south of France:

    Polizei schnappt mutmaßlichen U-Bahn-Treter

    He's now in jail pending further investigation/charges:

    Richter entscheidet: Berliner U-Bahn-Treter kommt in Untersuchungshaft

    He will probably be charged with a serious crime since doctors stated the woman could well have suffered fatal injuries in such a fall.
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  21. There is an autistic kid who goes to school with my kids. His father is one of the very angry, far-right extremist types (disclaimer: I’m tired of the unhinged extremes on both sides) who has instilled his ideas in his son who doesn’t have the ability to place things into a reasonable perspective. Unfortunately for his son, he has no filter for his thoughts, rage, and outburts, which often occur in the classroom. I wonder how leniently he would have been treated if he had attempted the same crime against Hillary Clinton?

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    >very angry, far-right extremist types

    Can you describe his views or actions that lead you to this characterization of him?

    >(disclaimer: I’m tired of the unhinged extremes on both sides)

    Translation: I'm tired from cleaning up after my wife's bull.

    >the ability to place things into a reasonable perspective

    I.e "cuck"

    >he has no filter for his thoughts, rage, and outburts, which often occur in the classroom.

    Are we supposed to infer that this kid has politically motivated outbursts while in class with your snowflake?
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  22. Judge James Mahan told him: “You have a medical problem. … This was just some crazy stunt that your mind told you to do.”

    Judge Mahan has established a new legal defense: “My mind made me do it.” With this reasoning, nobody can be held culpable of anything.

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  23. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Jefferson
    Jason Alexander has always looked like a middle aged man ever since Seinfeld debuted way back in 1989. I was surprised to find out he was only 30 years old during the 1st season of Seinfeld. I thought he was already between 45-to-50 years of age during the 1st season. God did not bless him with good genes.

    Jason Alexander has always looked like a middle aged man ever since Seinfeld debuted way back in 1989. I was surprised to find out he was only 30 years old during the 1st season of Seinfeld. I thought he was already between 45-to-50 years of age during the 1st season. God did not bless him with good genes.

    This is due to being fat and having hair loss. Michael Chiklis was in his late 20′s when he starred in the TV show The Commish.

    But sometimes this is due to being fat with prematurely gray hair. Carroll O’Connor was 47 when he started the role of Archie Bunker in All in the Family.

    Meanwhile guys in shape with hair can look like the son of Archie Bunker even while in their 50′s. The late Patrick Swayze, Kevin Bacon, Scott Baio, et al.

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    "Meanwhile guys in shape with hair can look like the son of Archie Bunker even while in their 50′s. The late Patrick Swayze, Kevin Bacon, Scott Baio, et al."

    Scott Baio looked like he was 13 in the film Foxes, even though he was already 19 at the time.
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  24. Ironically he was from a town named Dorking.

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  25. @anon
    In other news...

    I know I sound like a conspiracy theory guy, but I think Michael Richards and Jason Alexander are jealous of "Jerry Money" pouring in from syndication of "Seinfeld," and that's why Richards did what he did at the Laugh Factory, and why Alexander is doing what he's doing now.

    No matter what they claim, they want that series to die like Cosby.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePqr9yVnIu4

    Or maybe they are just idiots. Occam’s Razor.

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  26. WJ says:
    @anon
    In other news...

    I know I sound like a conspiracy theory guy, but I think Michael Richards and Jason Alexander are jealous of "Jerry Money" pouring in from syndication of "Seinfeld," and that's why Richards did what he did at the Laugh Factory, and why Alexander is doing what he's doing now.

    No matter what they claim, they want that series to die like Cosby.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePqr9yVnIu4

    Even though it is OT, thanks for the heads up on this creep. He can go back to his Friends of the IDF benefit galas and hopefully not show his fat face on the tube.

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  27. European sickness is suicidal. The German revelations from eah (danke) highlight for us just some of the problems. Their obsession with appearance or form over substance is what elects an Angela Merkel. Their restrictions on freedom of expression (a hate crime to hate that invited haters are raping killing your neighbors and you have to pay for it) are what prevent Germans, and those Swedes, English and others from learning the truth about their countries.

    Politicians and pundits wishing to speak the truth need legal counsel to stay out of prison. There is precious little truth to power when truth is punished and power is inchoate.

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  28. Dr. X says:

    Wow… only 12 years for murdering one of Holland’s most prominent politicians?

    Pretty light sentence, considering the fact that in Europe, you can go to prison for denying the Holocaust or shooting a burglar in your own home.

    And 12 months for trying to grab a cop’s gun shoot a presidential candidate? After admitting you learned how to shoot just so you could kill him? Sounds to me like attempted murder, attempted larceny, and assault on a police officer. You’d get more time in for having an ounce of weed in most jurisdictions. I’d bet good money that most people who tried that stunt would be getting 20 years.

    And that was state court — I’m sure it’s a Federal crime to try to kill a presidential candidate, too. Where are those charges???

    Talk about anarcho-tyranny….

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    He was convicted & sentenced in federal court.
    , @5371
    Remember that other British autist Gary McKinnon? For hacking into some Pentagon computers in search of UFO and free energy information, the Feds spent a lot of time and effort in trying to extradite him. If they had got him, they would have put him away for a lot longer than the would-be Trump assassin.
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  29. @Cletus Rothschild
    There is an autistic kid who goes to school with my kids. His father is one of the very angry, far-right extremist types (disclaimer: I'm tired of the unhinged extremes on both sides) who has instilled his ideas in his son who doesn't have the ability to place things into a reasonable perspective. Unfortunately for his son, he has no filter for his thoughts, rage, and outburts, which often occur in the classroom. I wonder how leniently he would have been treated if he had attempted the same crime against Hillary Clinton?

    >very angry, far-right extremist types

    Can you describe his views or actions that lead you to this characterization of him?

    >(disclaimer: I’m tired of the unhinged extremes on both sides)

    Translation: I’m tired from cleaning up after my wife’s bull.

    >the ability to place things into a reasonable perspective

    I.e “cuck”

    >he has no filter for his thoughts, rage, and outburts, which often occur in the classroom.

    Are we supposed to infer that this kid has politically motivated outbursts while in class with your snowflake?

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    Nice red herring treatise there young fella.
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  30. @anon
    In other news...

    I know I sound like a conspiracy theory guy, but I think Michael Richards and Jason Alexander are jealous of "Jerry Money" pouring in from syndication of "Seinfeld," and that's why Richards did what he did at the Laugh Factory, and why Alexander is doing what he's doing now.

    No matter what they claim, they want that series to die like Cosby.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePqr9yVnIu4

    His repeated use of the descriptor “divisive” puts the lie to his claim that this is the time the EC was designed for.

    As well, his comments that the EC is not a rubber stamp and that there is something wrong with a split between the popular and EC wins are at odds.

    If his failures since Seinfeld weren’t embarrassing enough for him, his obviously dyed hair ought to be.

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  31. Mr. Anon says:
    @candid_observer
    I'm not sure just what is brewing in the heads of the powerful elements, but I'm beginning to find their conspiracy mongering over Russia, and invoking the authority of the CIA on the point, to be more than a little disturbing.

    Of course the standard hack Democrats are playing this game, such as Pelosi. But it's a lot more surprising to see Obama, even as a lame duck President, doing so. The problem for Obama is that the more he lashes out at Trump, the worse will be the payback from Trump on his legacy, and on Trump's exposing the BS now being put out by the WH, the CIA, and God knows where else.

    Trump, as President, will be able to push back hard against the CIA, no doubt getting rid of or removing from positions of power those who have gone all in on attacking him. He will also be able to push back on the DOJ and its BS over Ferguson, and the supposed problem of blacks being unfairly killed by cops. He will be able to push back on the NASA claims regarding climate change. Essentially, every agenda that Obama has been able to pursue because he controlled the executive branch Trump will be able to expose and undo, and to the great embarrassment of Obama and his fellow ideologues in the government.

    Trump has not exactly been delicate to date in expressing his criticism of his opponents' behavior. There's every reason to believe he won't be when he "drains the swamp" in the Executive Branch, and especially if he's been mightily provoked, as now he has.

    The behavior of the "powerful elements" at this point seems so obviously to be ultimately self-destructive that I wonder, and frankly worry about, what their real game might be. Maybe they know that the damage of a Trump Presidency to their reputations will be horrendous. Maybe they think that somehow they might actually prevent him from assuming office by airing these Russian conspiracy stories.

    But when one sees people behaving in such an irrational manner, one does worry about how mad their plans might be, and how much destruction they might wreak before they have done their business.

    “I’m not sure just what is brewing in the heads of the powerful elements, but I’m beginning to find their conspiracy mongering over Russia, and invoking the authority of the CIA on the point, to be more than a little disturbing.”

    It’s especially funny to see progressives who all of a sudden think that the CIA is trustworthy, but that Wikileaks isn’t.

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  32. Claude says:

    This is the first time I’ve seen a would-be assassin portrayed as a victim. Because that’s what this guy was trying to do: kill a high-profile individual running for public office.

    Intentional or not, this judge’s rationale of “it was just some crazy idea your mind told you to do” wipes out thousands of years of legal doctrine. God willing I never find myself in the defendant’s chair, but trolling the court with this little bit of legal precedent would be hilarious.

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    Sirhan Sirhan is still in prison for killing Bobby Kennedy the night he won the California primary. Good. Assassinating a President or candidate is a huge crime against the democratic process.
    , @IBC
    The first would-be presidential assassin was Richard Lawrence (also originally from England), who tried to shoot Andrew Jackson in January of 1835, but failed when both his pistols wouldn't fire and then was actually beaten back by Old Hickory himself. Reportedly, a jury took only five minutes to find Lawrence "not guilty by reason of insanity," and he spent the rest of his life in insane asylums --no picnic, but still an escape from the gallows. Andrew Jackson believed that Lawrence was part of a conspiracy headed by Jackson's political rival, Senator John Calhoun (of later secessionist fame), but there is no evidence to support that claim.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Lawrence_%28failed_assassin%29

    A British high court recently sentenced the man who assassinated British MP, Jo Cox, to life in prison (the maximum sentence) even though he obviously has had persistent and serious psychological problems for most of his life. I think American courts should operate independently of British courts and the attempt on Trump's life is a separate case; but it's tough to avoid all comparison given the timing and the circumstances.

    , @res

    This is the first time I’ve seen a would-be assassin portrayed as a victim.
     
    Trump has revolutionized American politics in more ways than one.

    trolling the court with this little bit of legal precedent
     
    I actually find it frightening that the left seems to be so non-self-aware as to apparently not understand some of the precedents they are setting with their anti-Trump furor.
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  33. Mr. Anon says:
    @anon
    In other news...

    I know I sound like a conspiracy theory guy, but I think Michael Richards and Jason Alexander are jealous of "Jerry Money" pouring in from syndication of "Seinfeld," and that's why Richards did what he did at the Laugh Factory, and why Alexander is doing what he's doing now.

    No matter what they claim, they want that series to die like Cosby.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePqr9yVnIu4

    It’s interesting to see all those celebrities – Jason Alexander, Debra Messing, James Cromwell, etc. – who’s message to the Republican electors is this:

    In order to preserve our democracy, I want you to disenfranchise 63 million people.

    I noticed that Bob Odenkirk was one of them too. Better Call Saul seemed like an interesting series. Too bad, I won’t see the rest of it.

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  34. @Anonym
    Of course. Bill Gates has likened Trump to JFK. One suspects that there is a double meaning there.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/13/bill-gates-visits-trump-tower-compares-jfk/

    In other tech news, the recent tech conference was a riot. Twitter CEO not invited as "the conference table was only so big".

    https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/14/twitter-wasnt-at-trumps-tech-summit-because-its-too-small/

    And this photo of Bezos cracks me up:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/5iitpx/cuckd/?st=iwrezfze&sh=8fbdd88b

    Speaking of double messages, it was striking that when Mitt Romney gave his speech denouncing Trump the background was a wall emblazoned with “Hinckley Institute.” Subliminal message, much? Romney also referenced Reagan, Lincoln, and John F. Kennedy.

    http://www.msnbc.com/sites/msnbc/files/styles/ratio–3-2–830×553/public/513525744.jpg?itok=WuUuvf7S

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  35. eD says:
    @candid_observer
    I'm not sure just what is brewing in the heads of the powerful elements, but I'm beginning to find their conspiracy mongering over Russia, and invoking the authority of the CIA on the point, to be more than a little disturbing.

    Of course the standard hack Democrats are playing this game, such as Pelosi. But it's a lot more surprising to see Obama, even as a lame duck President, doing so. The problem for Obama is that the more he lashes out at Trump, the worse will be the payback from Trump on his legacy, and on Trump's exposing the BS now being put out by the WH, the CIA, and God knows where else.

    Trump, as President, will be able to push back hard against the CIA, no doubt getting rid of or removing from positions of power those who have gone all in on attacking him. He will also be able to push back on the DOJ and its BS over Ferguson, and the supposed problem of blacks being unfairly killed by cops. He will be able to push back on the NASA claims regarding climate change. Essentially, every agenda that Obama has been able to pursue because he controlled the executive branch Trump will be able to expose and undo, and to the great embarrassment of Obama and his fellow ideologues in the government.

    Trump has not exactly been delicate to date in expressing his criticism of his opponents' behavior. There's every reason to believe he won't be when he "drains the swamp" in the Executive Branch, and especially if he's been mightily provoked, as now he has.

    The behavior of the "powerful elements" at this point seems so obviously to be ultimately self-destructive that I wonder, and frankly worry about, what their real game might be. Maybe they know that the damage of a Trump Presidency to their reputations will be horrendous. Maybe they think that somehow they might actually prevent him from assuming office by airing these Russian conspiracy stories.

    But when one sees people behaving in such an irrational manner, one does worry about how mad their plans might be, and how much destruction they might wreak before they have done their business.

    Re Candid Observer #4, I’ve been trying to figure out what the scam is here myself and have posted more at another blog.

    If the political establishment is united -it would require the Democratic and Republican establishments to co-operate, but so would the Electoral College scheme- they could end a Trump administration pretty easily using impeachment and removal. Grounds are not technically needed for impeaching and removing a President and if thought to be needed they could be created pretty easily, for example from the inevitable conflicts between Trump’s business interests and his running the executive branch. The President of Brazil was impeached and removed a few months ago in an eerily similar situation, except that she is identified with the political left, she was elected as the candidate of a somewhat outsider party with limited support in the permanent government or Congress. The President of South Korea, identified with the right, is undergoing the process now and Steve has posted on this. The process has been used in the US with state governors, including one instance in New York where they were pretty open that he was impeached and removed because he was trying to bring in reforms.

    This would seem to be more straightforward than this Rube Goldberg recount- Russian hacking -Electoral College thing the establishment seems to have going right now. I can’t understand it. Either they enjoy over-complicated plotting for its own sake, or its very important that Trump doesn’t become President even for a short time.

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    "Either they enjoy over-complicated plotting for its own sake, or its very important that Trump doesn’t become President even for a short time."

    I think you hit the nail on the head with the second half of the above sentence.

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  36. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @eah
    This article makes is perfectly clear:

    Polizei hat den U-Bahn-Treter identifiziert -- Police have identified the 'U-Bahn-Kicker'

    (They had some help with that.)

    Am 27. Oktober hatte ein Mann am Bahnhof Hermannstraße in Berlin-Neukölln eine Frau in den Rücken getreten, sodass sie die Treppe hinunterstürzte. Doch erst nachdem die Presse die Videoaufnahmen vom Treppen-Treter und seiner Gang veröffentlicht hatte, leitete die Polizei eine öffentliche Fahndung ein. -- he kicked her down the stairs on 27 Oct -- but the police went public with the case only after the video was leaked.

    Es sind vier bulgarische Staatsbürger -- all four suspects are Bulgarian.

    The video is available at the link.

    UPDATE: Der bulgarische TV-Sender Nova berichtet, dass Svetoslav Stoykov bereits in seinem Heimatland kriminell war. Er sei bereits wegen Raub und Diebstählen verurteilt worden.

    Authorities in Bulgaria confirm he was convicted of crimes in Bulgaria -- robbery.

    Vor seinem Umzug nach Berlin soll er mit seiner Frau und den drei Kindern im Roma-Viertel Maksuda gelebt haben.

    He simply moved to Berlin -- apparently he is married and has three kids -- probably a Roma.

    The beauty of the EU: Michael Savage is not allowed to enter the UK -- but under normal circumstances, the Germans could not have kept this guy out.

    Foreigners must disclose criminal records to come to UK - but European Union is exempt -- only after the murder of 14 y/o Alice Gross -- by a Latvian who had previously been convicted of murder in Latvia -- did the UK decide to try to do something about the circumstances that allowed her killer to problemlos enter the UK -- but even these measures would not have helped poor Alice -- However, the checks will not apply to anyone from within the European Union who enjoy “free movement” rights to come to Britain...It means the scheme would not have covered the case of the killer of Alice Gross, the 14-year-old schoolgirl who went missing from her west London home in August last year and was later found murdered...Arnis Zalkalns, a 41-year-old Latvian immigrant, had been named as a suspect in her disappearance...He was a convicted killer when he arrived in Britain, having previously served seven years for murdering his wife Rudite in Latvia.

    They do appear to be Gypsies-politely referred to as Roma. I notice they’ve affected an American style hip-hop way of attire. Also, I notice American-minority style graffiti scribbled on the wall. This all looks quite American. Now all you need is our minority homicide rate-760 so far this year in Chicago.

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  37. @Anonymous
    Back in the day when the death penalty was abolished in Britain, by a Labour government, I hasten to add, against enormous popular disapproval, the politicians, seeking to mollify the public gave a 'solemn promise' that a 'life sentence' would actually mean what it said, that is, a convicted murderer would stay imprisoned until the day of his death.

    The only moral to take home is that politicians are never, never, to be trusted. Under any possible circumstances.

    At the time the death penalty was abolished, were life sentences actually being served? I’ll bet even back then there were lifers getting out early.

    The real people to never trust are the judges. They have to power to interpret what a particular law means and how it’s applied in any given case. And the sentencing can be utterly arbitrary. The penalty for a given crime can be 10 years to life. well what does that mean? It means whatever the judge feels like.

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  38. @eah
    Fortuyn’s killer, Volkert van der Graaf, has been out of jail for two and a half years now.

    It would be the same in practically every European country -- a "life" sentence in the UK typically means 10 years -- in addition, in most countries there is a separate judicial framework for non-adults -- eg the Siebzehnjähriger (my ass) who is currently suspected of raping and killing 'Maria L' in Freiburg could be tried under the Jugendstrafrecht -- if so, even if convicted he will be out well before he's thirty -- even then he may not be sent back to Afghanistan (assuming he's actually from Afghanistan -- surprisingly, Germany does send people back to Afghanistan) -- if not, he would go on the dole, and could enjoy 'a free life in a nice white country'.

    I agree, and it’s made even worse by the fact Pim Fortuyn’s murder wasn’t a “normal” crime, but a political assassination directly aimed against the democratic process. That killer should never have been let out of prison again, doing so after little more than a decade is ridiculous.

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  39. kihowi says:

    We are spending one half of popular culture fantasizing about how Hitler could have been killed before he took power, and the other half calling Trump Hitler.

    This does NOT mean he should be killed or anything. Those are YOUR conclusions and yours alone. Wink wink.

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  40. @candid_observer
    I'm not sure just what is brewing in the heads of the powerful elements, but I'm beginning to find their conspiracy mongering over Russia, and invoking the authority of the CIA on the point, to be more than a little disturbing.

    Of course the standard hack Democrats are playing this game, such as Pelosi. But it's a lot more surprising to see Obama, even as a lame duck President, doing so. The problem for Obama is that the more he lashes out at Trump, the worse will be the payback from Trump on his legacy, and on Trump's exposing the BS now being put out by the WH, the CIA, and God knows where else.

    Trump, as President, will be able to push back hard against the CIA, no doubt getting rid of or removing from positions of power those who have gone all in on attacking him. He will also be able to push back on the DOJ and its BS over Ferguson, and the supposed problem of blacks being unfairly killed by cops. He will be able to push back on the NASA claims regarding climate change. Essentially, every agenda that Obama has been able to pursue because he controlled the executive branch Trump will be able to expose and undo, and to the great embarrassment of Obama and his fellow ideologues in the government.

    Trump has not exactly been delicate to date in expressing his criticism of his opponents' behavior. There's every reason to believe he won't be when he "drains the swamp" in the Executive Branch, and especially if he's been mightily provoked, as now he has.

    The behavior of the "powerful elements" at this point seems so obviously to be ultimately self-destructive that I wonder, and frankly worry about, what their real game might be. Maybe they know that the damage of a Trump Presidency to their reputations will be horrendous. Maybe they think that somehow they might actually prevent him from assuming office by airing these Russian conspiracy stories.

    But when one sees people behaving in such an irrational manner, one does worry about how mad their plans might be, and how much destruction they might wreak before they have done their business.

    A new Church Committee would give the real Left something useful to do while rooting out the deep-state globalists trying to undermine Trump.

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  41. VivaLaMigra says: • Website

    A slap on the wrist for attempted political assassination? Is this crumb-bum even going to be deported?

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    "A slap on the wrist for attempted political assassination? Is this crumb-bum even going to be deported?"

    A slap on the wrist for attempted murder of the future president of The United States, so why is it that no one on the Left has used this as an example of White privilege? Is Michael Steven Sandford an Honorary Person Of Color now because he tried to murder Donald Trump someone the Left has extreme hatred for, so there for Michael Steven Sandford has no White privilege because they agree 100 percent with what he tried to do.

    On the political Left Triracial Peruvian George Zimmerman is seen as Whiter than British Michael Steven Sandfird, you see because George has White privilege which Michael completely lacks.

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  42. @eah
    This article makes is perfectly clear:

    Polizei hat den U-Bahn-Treter identifiziert -- Police have identified the 'U-Bahn-Kicker'

    (They had some help with that.)

    Am 27. Oktober hatte ein Mann am Bahnhof Hermannstraße in Berlin-Neukölln eine Frau in den Rücken getreten, sodass sie die Treppe hinunterstürzte. Doch erst nachdem die Presse die Videoaufnahmen vom Treppen-Treter und seiner Gang veröffentlicht hatte, leitete die Polizei eine öffentliche Fahndung ein. -- he kicked her down the stairs on 27 Oct -- but the police went public with the case only after the video was leaked.

    Es sind vier bulgarische Staatsbürger -- all four suspects are Bulgarian.

    The video is available at the link.

    UPDATE: Der bulgarische TV-Sender Nova berichtet, dass Svetoslav Stoykov bereits in seinem Heimatland kriminell war. Er sei bereits wegen Raub und Diebstählen verurteilt worden.

    Authorities in Bulgaria confirm he was convicted of crimes in Bulgaria -- robbery.

    Vor seinem Umzug nach Berlin soll er mit seiner Frau und den drei Kindern im Roma-Viertel Maksuda gelebt haben.

    He simply moved to Berlin -- apparently he is married and has three kids -- probably a Roma.

    The beauty of the EU: Michael Savage is not allowed to enter the UK -- but under normal circumstances, the Germans could not have kept this guy out.

    Foreigners must disclose criminal records to come to UK - but European Union is exempt -- only after the murder of 14 y/o Alice Gross -- by a Latvian who had previously been convicted of murder in Latvia -- did the UK decide to try to do something about the circumstances that allowed her killer to problemlos enter the UK -- but even these measures would not have helped poor Alice -- However, the checks will not apply to anyone from within the European Union who enjoy “free movement” rights to come to Britain...It means the scheme would not have covered the case of the killer of Alice Gross, the 14-year-old schoolgirl who went missing from her west London home in August last year and was later found murdered...Arnis Zalkalns, a 41-year-old Latvian immigrant, had been named as a suspect in her disappearance...He was a convicted killer when he arrived in Britain, having previously served seven years for murdering his wife Rudite in Latvia.

    Alice Gross had written a school essay arguing that convicted foreign criminals should not be barred from entering the UK, prior to her murder by a convicted foreign criminal who was not barred from entering the UK.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1428068/how-murdered-schoolgirl-alice-gross-argued-foreign-criminals-should-not-be-barred-from-uk-months-before-she-was-killed-by-latvian-murderer/

    “They (UKIP) believe that this will keep Britain safe from crime by eliminating the number of criminals living in its premises. However, I believe that this takes away the concept of equality amongst the community by implying that criminals don’t deserve the same rights everyone else has. It also depicts Britain to believe foreign criminals are different and dangerous compared to the British criminals, reintroducing the idea of racism.”

    I don’t blame poor Alice for being idealistic, but I hate the people who taught her this nonsense. I bet she got really good marks for it, too.

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    Thanks for that info -- I was not aware of it.

    I don’t blame poor Alice for being idealistic,...

    An emotion-laden adolescent girl (is there any other kind of adolescent girl?) in need of adult guidance in such questions -- think of those holding 'Refugees Welcome' signs -- mostly young and female.

    ...but I hate the people who taught her this nonsense.

    Yes -- I recently read that the D:R (Democrat:Republican) ratio among academics, already quite high, is actually increasing.
    , @Bill Jones
    At least she wont be passing this drivel on to her spawn.
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  43. guest says:
    @Anonymous
    C'mon, Steve. He's a sperg. Cut him some slack.

    That has about as much relevance of saying, “Come on, [some perp] is only 5’8″, cut him some slack.” What does one thing have to do with the other?

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    He will need more slack than the 6'2" guy, as the lighter they are, the longer the drop required.
    I think Pierrepoint had a notebook of tables to aid him his work.
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  44. eah says:
    @Anonymous Nephew
    Alice Gross had written a school essay arguing that convicted foreign criminals should not be barred from entering the UK, prior to her murder by a convicted foreign criminal who was not barred from entering the UK.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1428068/how-murdered-schoolgirl-alice-gross-argued-foreign-criminals-should-not-be-barred-from-uk-months-before-she-was-killed-by-latvian-murderer/

    "They (UKIP) believe that this will keep Britain safe from crime by eliminating the number of criminals living in its premises. However, I believe that this takes away the concept of equality amongst the community by implying that criminals don’t deserve the same rights everyone else has. It also depicts Britain to believe foreign criminals are different and dangerous compared to the British criminals, reintroducing the idea of racism."

    I don't blame poor Alice for being idealistic, but I hate the people who taught her this nonsense. I bet she got really good marks for it, too.

    Thanks for that info — I was not aware of it.

    I don’t blame poor Alice for being idealistic,…

    An emotion-laden adolescent girl (is there any other kind of adolescent girl?) in need of adult guidance in such questions — think of those holding ‘Refugees Welcome’ signs — mostly young and female.

    …but I hate the people who taught her this nonsense.

    Yes — I recently read that the D:R (Democrat:Republican) ratio among academics, already quite high, is actually increasing.

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  45. @Anonymous
    Back in the day when the death penalty was abolished in Britain, by a Labour government, I hasten to add, against enormous popular disapproval, the politicians, seeking to mollify the public gave a 'solemn promise' that a 'life sentence' would actually mean what it said, that is, a convicted murderer would stay imprisoned until the day of his death.

    The only moral to take home is that politicians are never, never, to be trusted. Under any possible circumstances.

    In this country, the anti-death penalty crowd used to say they were for “life without parole.” Sometimes they would claim LWOP was worse than the death penalty.

    Of course, they were lying. Some are now saying life without parole is “cruel and unusual.” When the DP is abolished, they’ll start beating the drums against a “life” sentence as loudly as they did against the death penalty.

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  46. Corn says:

    The Donald better hire someone to taste his food the next four years. And budget money for the nation’s best lawyers. Congress would impeach him over a hang nail.

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  47. @Claude
    This is the first time I've seen a would-be assassin portrayed as a victim. Because that's what this guy was trying to do: kill a high-profile individual running for public office.

    Intentional or not, this judge's rationale of "it was just some crazy idea your mind told you to do" wipes out thousands of years of legal doctrine. God willing I never find myself in the defendant's chair, but trolling the court with this little bit of legal precedent would be hilarious.

    Sirhan Sirhan is still in prison for killing Bobby Kennedy the night he won the California primary. Good. Assassinating a President or candidate is a huge crime against the democratic process.

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  48. Venator says:
    @anon
    In other news...

    I know I sound like a conspiracy theory guy, but I think Michael Richards and Jason Alexander are jealous of "Jerry Money" pouring in from syndication of "Seinfeld," and that's why Richards did what he did at the Laugh Factory, and why Alexander is doing what he's doing now.

    No matter what they claim, they want that series to die like Cosby.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePqr9yVnIu4

    Sorry, George, you can’t bullshit us playing the role of the concerned citizen.

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  49. @eah
    Fortuyn’s killer, Volkert van der Graaf, has been out of jail for two and a half years now.

    It would be the same in practically every European country -- a "life" sentence in the UK typically means 10 years -- in addition, in most countries there is a separate judicial framework for non-adults -- eg the Siebzehnjähriger (my ass) who is currently suspected of raping and killing 'Maria L' in Freiburg could be tried under the Jugendstrafrecht -- if so, even if convicted he will be out well before he's thirty -- even then he may not be sent back to Afghanistan (assuming he's actually from Afghanistan -- surprisingly, Germany does send people back to Afghanistan) -- if not, he would go on the dole, and could enjoy 'a free life in a nice white country'.

    I have a feeling that Tommy Mair’s whole life sentence will prove to be exactly that. If he doesn’t end up in Rampton, after a spell on the isolation wing in proper jail.

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  50. @27 year old
    >very angry, far-right extremist types

    Can you describe his views or actions that lead you to this characterization of him?

    >(disclaimer: I’m tired of the unhinged extremes on both sides)

    Translation: I'm tired from cleaning up after my wife's bull.

    >the ability to place things into a reasonable perspective

    I.e "cuck"

    >he has no filter for his thoughts, rage, and outburts, which often occur in the classroom.

    Are we supposed to infer that this kid has politically motivated outbursts while in class with your snowflake?

    Nice red herring treatise there young fella.

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  51. @guest
    That has about as much relevance of saying, "Come on, [some perp] is only 5'8", cut him some slack." What does one thing have to do with the other?

    He will need more slack than the 6’2″ guy, as the lighter they are, the longer the drop required.
    I think Pierrepoint had a notebook of tables to aid him his work.

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  52. Jefferson says:
    @Anonymous

    Jason Alexander has always looked like a middle aged man ever since Seinfeld debuted way back in 1989. I was surprised to find out he was only 30 years old during the 1st season of Seinfeld. I thought he was already between 45-to-50 years of age during the 1st season. God did not bless him with good genes.
     
    This is due to being fat and having hair loss. Michael Chiklis was in his late 20's when he starred in the TV show The Commish.

    But sometimes this is due to being fat with prematurely gray hair. Carroll O'Connor was 47 when he started the role of Archie Bunker in All in the Family.

    Meanwhile guys in shape with hair can look like the son of Archie Bunker even while in their 50's. The late Patrick Swayze, Kevin Bacon, Scott Baio, et al.

    “Meanwhile guys in shape with hair can look like the son of Archie Bunker even while in their 50′s. The late Patrick Swayze, Kevin Bacon, Scott Baio, et al.”

    Scott Baio looked like he was 13 in the film Foxes, even though he was already 19 at the time.

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  53. IBC says:
    @Claude
    This is the first time I've seen a would-be assassin portrayed as a victim. Because that's what this guy was trying to do: kill a high-profile individual running for public office.

    Intentional or not, this judge's rationale of "it was just some crazy idea your mind told you to do" wipes out thousands of years of legal doctrine. God willing I never find myself in the defendant's chair, but trolling the court with this little bit of legal precedent would be hilarious.

    The first would-be presidential assassin was Richard Lawrence (also originally from England), who tried to shoot Andrew Jackson in January of 1835, but failed when both his pistols wouldn’t fire and then was actually beaten back by Old Hickory himself. Reportedly, a jury took only five minutes to find Lawrence “not guilty by reason of insanity,” and he spent the rest of his life in insane asylums –no picnic, but still an escape from the gallows. Andrew Jackson believed that Lawrence was part of a conspiracy headed by Jackson’s political rival, Senator John Calhoun (of later secessionist fame), but there is no evidence to support that claim.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Lawrence_%28failed_assassin%29

    A British high court recently sentenced the man who assassinated British MP, Jo Cox, to life in prison (the maximum sentence) even though he obviously has had persistent and serious psychological problems for most of his life. I think American courts should operate independently of British courts and the attempt on Trump’s life is a separate case; but it’s tough to avoid all comparison given the timing and the circumstances.

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    Apparently, early 19th century British Prime Minister Spencer Percival was assassinated by one Henry Bellingham, back in the 1820s. Bellingham's beef was that he was mistreated by the Russians - he was a merchant resident in Russia - and that the British government did nothing to help him.
    As was customary in those days, Bellingham's body was dissected after execution. Recently, his skull, painted with word 'Bellingham' across the crown, 'turned up' in the vaults of some London medical school.
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  54. Jefferson says:
    @VivaLaMigra
    A slap on the wrist for attempted political assassination? Is this crumb-bum even going to be deported?

    “A slap on the wrist for attempted political assassination? Is this crumb-bum even going to be deported?”

    A slap on the wrist for attempted murder of the future president of The United States, so why is it that no one on the Left has used this as an example of White privilege? Is Michael Steven Sandford an Honorary Person Of Color now because he tried to murder Donald Trump someone the Left has extreme hatred for, so there for Michael Steven Sandford has no White privilege because they agree 100 percent with what he tried to do.

    On the political Left Triracial Peruvian George Zimmerman is seen as Whiter than British Michael Steven Sandfird, you see because George has White privilege which Michael completely lacks.

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    His name was Zimmerman. That's enough right there. Though the case was months old before it broke nationally--I have no idea why it did when it did, exactly--that wasn't long enough for anyone to look up his picture, apparently.

    Then there was the "gated community" factor, the Death Wish factor, the community watch factor (blacks hate being followed for suspicion of wrongdoing, not at all because they're doing wrong), and the behooded youth factor. How could he NOT be white? His implicit whiteness was strong enough to overcome his actual appearance.

    As for this limey, he's not getting white privilege. He's getting anti-Trump privilege. Were he black, gay, female, Muslim, etc, he'd only get more privilege.
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  55. Sean c says:

    Wow what a defense . my mind told me to do it.
    Q

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    Innit just?

    Where the hell else do crimes originate from? The vermiform appendix?
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  56. Hibernian says:
    @eD
    Re Candid Observer #4, I've been trying to figure out what the scam is here myself and have posted more at another blog.

    If the political establishment is united -it would require the Democratic and Republican establishments to co-operate, but so would the Electoral College scheme- they could end a Trump administration pretty easily using impeachment and removal. Grounds are not technically needed for impeaching and removing a President and if thought to be needed they could be created pretty easily, for example from the inevitable conflicts between Trump's business interests and his running the executive branch. The President of Brazil was impeached and removed a few months ago in an eerily similar situation, except that she is identified with the political left, she was elected as the candidate of a somewhat outsider party with limited support in the permanent government or Congress. The President of South Korea, identified with the right, is undergoing the process now and Steve has posted on this. The process has been used in the US with state governors, including one instance in New York where they were pretty open that he was impeached and removed because he was trying to bring in reforms.

    This would seem to be more straightforward than this Rube Goldberg recount- Russian hacking -Electoral College thing the establishment seems to have going right now. I can't understand it. Either they enjoy over-complicated plotting for its own sake, or its very important that Trump doesn't become President even for a short time.

    “Either they enjoy over-complicated plotting for its own sake, or its very important that Trump doesn’t become President even for a short time.”

    I think you hit the nail on the head with the second half of the above sentence.

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  57. res says:
    @Claude
    This is the first time I've seen a would-be assassin portrayed as a victim. Because that's what this guy was trying to do: kill a high-profile individual running for public office.

    Intentional or not, this judge's rationale of "it was just some crazy idea your mind told you to do" wipes out thousands of years of legal doctrine. God willing I never find myself in the defendant's chair, but trolling the court with this little bit of legal precedent would be hilarious.

    This is the first time I’ve seen a would-be assassin portrayed as a victim.

    Trump has revolutionized American politics in more ways than one.

    trolling the court with this little bit of legal precedent

    I actually find it frightening that the left seems to be so non-self-aware as to apparently not understand some of the precedents they are setting with their anti-Trump furor.

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  58. guest says:
    @Jefferson
    "A slap on the wrist for attempted political assassination? Is this crumb-bum even going to be deported?"

    A slap on the wrist for attempted murder of the future president of The United States, so why is it that no one on the Left has used this as an example of White privilege? Is Michael Steven Sandford an Honorary Person Of Color now because he tried to murder Donald Trump someone the Left has extreme hatred for, so there for Michael Steven Sandford has no White privilege because they agree 100 percent with what he tried to do.

    On the political Left Triracial Peruvian George Zimmerman is seen as Whiter than British Michael Steven Sandfird, you see because George has White privilege which Michael completely lacks.

    His name was Zimmerman. That’s enough right there. Though the case was months old before it broke nationally–I have no idea why it did when it did, exactly–that wasn’t long enough for anyone to look up his picture, apparently.

    Then there was the “gated community” factor, the Death Wish factor, the community watch factor (blacks hate being followed for suspicion of wrongdoing, not at all because they’re doing wrong), and the behooded youth factor. How could he NOT be white? His implicit whiteness was strong enough to overcome his actual appearance.

    As for this limey, he’s not getting white privilege. He’s getting anti-Trump privilege. Were he black, gay, female, Muslim, etc, he’d only get more privilege.

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    His name was Zimmerman. That’s enough right there.
     
    I wonder how much differently things would have turned out if his last name was Mesa (his mother's maiden name)?
    , @Jefferson
    "As for this limey, he’s not getting white privilege."

    If he got a slap on the wrist for trying to assassinate Barack Hussein Obama, the Left would be screaming WHITE PRIVILEGE.
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  59. Nevadan says:
    @Dr. X
    Wow... only 12 years for murdering one of Holland's most prominent politicians?

    Pretty light sentence, considering the fact that in Europe, you can go to prison for denying the Holocaust or shooting a burglar in your own home.

    And 12 months for trying to grab a cop's gun shoot a presidential candidate? After admitting you learned how to shoot just so you could kill him? Sounds to me like attempted murder, attempted larceny, and assault on a police officer. You'd get more time in for having an ounce of weed in most jurisdictions. I'd bet good money that most people who tried that stunt would be getting 20 years.

    And that was state court -- I'm sure it's a Federal crime to try to kill a presidential candidate, too. Where are those charges???

    Talk about anarcho-tyranny....

    He was convicted & sentenced in federal court.

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    He was convicted & sentenced in federal court
     
    .

    OK, the news reports didn't specify that... state charges would fall under concurrent jurisdiction, though, so Nevada must have dropped the charges???
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  60. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @IBC
    The first would-be presidential assassin was Richard Lawrence (also originally from England), who tried to shoot Andrew Jackson in January of 1835, but failed when both his pistols wouldn't fire and then was actually beaten back by Old Hickory himself. Reportedly, a jury took only five minutes to find Lawrence "not guilty by reason of insanity," and he spent the rest of his life in insane asylums --no picnic, but still an escape from the gallows. Andrew Jackson believed that Lawrence was part of a conspiracy headed by Jackson's political rival, Senator John Calhoun (of later secessionist fame), but there is no evidence to support that claim.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Lawrence_%28failed_assassin%29

    A British high court recently sentenced the man who assassinated British MP, Jo Cox, to life in prison (the maximum sentence) even though he obviously has had persistent and serious psychological problems for most of his life. I think American courts should operate independently of British courts and the attempt on Trump's life is a separate case; but it's tough to avoid all comparison given the timing and the circumstances.

    Apparently, early 19th century British Prime Minister Spencer Percival was assassinated by one Henry Bellingham, back in the 1820s. Bellingham’s beef was that he was mistreated by the Russians – he was a merchant resident in Russia – and that the British government did nothing to help him.
    As was customary in those days, Bellingham’s body was dissected after execution. Recently, his skull, painted with word ‘Bellingham’ across the crown, ‘turned up’ in the vaults of some London medical school.

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  61. Olorin says:
    @Sean c
    Wow what a defense . my mind told me to do it.
    Q

    Innit just?

    Where the hell else do crimes originate from? The vermiform appendix?

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    Maybe if he blamed his foot he would have received a longer sentence.
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  62. 5371 says:
    @Dr. X
    Wow... only 12 years for murdering one of Holland's most prominent politicians?

    Pretty light sentence, considering the fact that in Europe, you can go to prison for denying the Holocaust or shooting a burglar in your own home.

    And 12 months for trying to grab a cop's gun shoot a presidential candidate? After admitting you learned how to shoot just so you could kill him? Sounds to me like attempted murder, attempted larceny, and assault on a police officer. You'd get more time in for having an ounce of weed in most jurisdictions. I'd bet good money that most people who tried that stunt would be getting 20 years.

    And that was state court -- I'm sure it's a Federal crime to try to kill a presidential candidate, too. Where are those charges???

    Talk about anarcho-tyranny....

    Remember that other British autist Gary McKinnon? For hacking into some Pentagon computers in search of UFO and free energy information, the Feds spent a lot of time and effort in trying to extradite him. If they had got him, they would have put him away for a lot longer than the would-be Trump assassin.

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    Remember that other British autist Gary McKinnon? For hacking into some Pentagon computers in search of UFO and free energy information

     

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3792293/British-hacker-learn-extradition-decision.html

    This seems to be something of an ongoing theme that autistics or Aspberger's syndrome patients in the UK are hacking into US defense computer systems and then resisting deportation on the grounds that their mental illness will make them suicidal if they have to do time in the US.

    On a completely different note, there are thousands of Haitians massed in Tijuana trying to apply for asylum in the US, clogging up the Immigration and Customs Enforcement system.

    These poor people fled Haiti after the 2010 earthquake killed off 200,000 Haitians and went to Brazil which offered to take them in if they could find their way to Brazil. At first things were good in Brazil with the World Cup and Olympic Games (trademark protected) offering plenty of employment in construction and prostitution.

    But now the work is gone and they have been traveling overland on people smuggling routes costing them $2000 to $3000 each to the smugglers to Tijuana/San Diego and seeking admission to the US, which is constantly see-sawing between turning them loose in the US and sending them back to Haiti where conditions have supposedly miraculously improved after some housecleaning by Hurricane Matthew.

    I actually know one of these "Haitians" who is currently in a detention center in Arizona. His wife is in Rio de Janeiro and his kids are in the Dominican Republic.

    He is actually a dual citizen of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and was living in the DR at the time of the earthquake. Most of the Haitians who went to Brazil left from the Dominican Republic where they had visas, and not destitute or homeless, otherwise they could not have raised the fare to Brazil from Port au Prince.

    Living in Haiti is very tough if you are poor and there is no welfare state, but this whole situation is a terrible mess and you can't blame people who try to exploit any loophole they can find to get to the El Dorado of a minimum wage job in the US of A with Medicaid for the kids.

    Perhaps a promising land called New Haiti could be carved out in the US in somewhere like Utah and run along the lines of a Native American Reservation.

    Of course it would still be ungovernable just like Old Haiti, but at least refugees from the surrounding parts of the US could go there to get some good food.

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  63. Here’s the big problem with the insanity defense: craziness is subjective. If doctors or judges sympathize with the defendant, they’ll declare him crazy to get him off the charge.

    BTW, aren’t the great majority of mental health professionals left-wing?

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    Here’s the big problem with the insanity defense: craziness is subjective.
     
    Yes, indeed, and even if someone has a clear history of mental illness, it is very hard to determine whether they didn't know they were doing something wrong at the time of the crime. For example having schizophrenia does not mean not knowing it is illegal to drive drunk.
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  64. Sean c says:
    @Olorin
    Innit just?

    Where the hell else do crimes originate from? The vermiform appendix?

    Maybe if he blamed his foot he would have received a longer sentence.

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  65. Trump was and is a high risk target for the Secret Service. A would-be assassin can cloak his nefarious activities and identity in a crowd of surging thousands.

    At an average Hillary Clinton campaign stop of 7 or 8 enthusiastic supporters, a potential assassin would stick out like a sore thumb. Even flies always found a good reason not to be seen dead at a Hillary rally.

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  66. res says:
    @guest
    His name was Zimmerman. That's enough right there. Though the case was months old before it broke nationally--I have no idea why it did when it did, exactly--that wasn't long enough for anyone to look up his picture, apparently.

    Then there was the "gated community" factor, the Death Wish factor, the community watch factor (blacks hate being followed for suspicion of wrongdoing, not at all because they're doing wrong), and the behooded youth factor. How could he NOT be white? His implicit whiteness was strong enough to overcome his actual appearance.

    As for this limey, he's not getting white privilege. He's getting anti-Trump privilege. Were he black, gay, female, Muslim, etc, he'd only get more privilege.

    His name was Zimmerman. That’s enough right there.

    I wonder how much differently things would have turned out if his last name was Mesa (his mother’s maiden name)?

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  67. @Shine a Light
    If you think about it, Trump rising to power will be the first Administration since 1980 that the CIA didn't substantially control.

    While Ronald Reagan himself didn't have prominent CIA connects, 69 days into his Presidency he was shot down assuring former CIA director George Bush would steer things in an acceptable direction all the way through 1992

    Bill Clinton didn't have any apparent family connections to the CIA but he was compromised enough by the CIA drug and gun running activities at the airport in Mena Arkansas that the CIA felt safe with Clinton in power.

    George W Bush and Obama both have extensive CIA family histories.

    Either Jeb or Hillary was have been acceptable to the CIA.

    But Trump has no known CIA connections and could pose a serious problem to the agency that is famous for its internationalism and one world government types.

    Your comment brings to mind an old joke that is always told in rather poor taste:

    On Inauguration Day, two guys from the CIA ask to show the new President “a favorite home movie.”

    It turns out to be the Zapruder film.

    The new President says “Why did you show me this on this day of all days! I’ve seen it before!”

    One of the CIA guys replies : “We like it!”

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  68. Dr. X says:
    @Nevadan
    He was convicted & sentenced in federal court.

    He was convicted & sentenced in federal court

    .

    OK, the news reports didn’t specify that… state charges would fall under concurrent jurisdiction, though, so Nevada must have dropped the charges???

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  69. BB753 says:

    “I kind of get the feeling that powerful elements are sending a message to the unstable loners of the world: If you want to be appreciated, you know what to do.”

    You bet. And they hope that one of those nuts will get lucky.

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  70. @5371
    Remember that other British autist Gary McKinnon? For hacking into some Pentagon computers in search of UFO and free energy information, the Feds spent a lot of time and effort in trying to extradite him. If they had got him, they would have put him away for a lot longer than the would-be Trump assassin.

    Remember that other British autist Gary McKinnon? For hacking into some Pentagon computers in search of UFO and free energy information

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3792293/British-hacker-learn-extradition-decision.html

    This seems to be something of an ongoing theme that autistics or Aspberger’s syndrome patients in the UK are hacking into US defense computer systems and then resisting deportation on the grounds that their mental illness will make them suicidal if they have to do time in the US.

    On a completely different note, there are thousands of Haitians massed in Tijuana trying to apply for asylum in the US, clogging up the Immigration and Customs Enforcement system.

    These poor people fled Haiti after the 2010 earthquake killed off 200,000 Haitians and went to Brazil which offered to take them in if they could find their way to Brazil. At first things were good in Brazil with the World Cup and Olympic Games (trademark protected) offering plenty of employment in construction and prostitution.

    But now the work is gone and they have been traveling overland on people smuggling routes costing them $2000 to $3000 each to the smugglers to Tijuana/San Diego and seeking admission to the US, which is constantly see-sawing between turning them loose in the US and sending them back to Haiti where conditions have supposedly miraculously improved after some housecleaning by Hurricane Matthew.

    I actually know one of these “Haitians” who is currently in a detention center in Arizona. His wife is in Rio de Janeiro and his kids are in the Dominican Republic.

    He is actually a dual citizen of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and was living in the DR at the time of the earthquake. Most of the Haitians who went to Brazil left from the Dominican Republic where they had visas, and not destitute or homeless, otherwise they could not have raised the fare to Brazil from Port au Prince.

    Living in Haiti is very tough if you are poor and there is no welfare state, but this whole situation is a terrible mess and you can’t blame people who try to exploit any loophole they can find to get to the El Dorado of a minimum wage job in the US of A with Medicaid for the kids.

    Perhaps a promising land called New Haiti could be carved out in the US in somewhere like Utah and run along the lines of a Native American Reservation.

    Of course it would still be ungovernable just like Old Haiti, but at least refugees from the surrounding parts of the US could go there to get some good food.

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    So, Brazil has 'invited-in' Haitian earthquake victims.

    That tells you all you need to know about the caliber of the people who run Brazil.
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  71. Jefferson says:
    @guest
    His name was Zimmerman. That's enough right there. Though the case was months old before it broke nationally--I have no idea why it did when it did, exactly--that wasn't long enough for anyone to look up his picture, apparently.

    Then there was the "gated community" factor, the Death Wish factor, the community watch factor (blacks hate being followed for suspicion of wrongdoing, not at all because they're doing wrong), and the behooded youth factor. How could he NOT be white? His implicit whiteness was strong enough to overcome his actual appearance.

    As for this limey, he's not getting white privilege. He's getting anti-Trump privilege. Were he black, gay, female, Muslim, etc, he'd only get more privilege.

    “As for this limey, he’s not getting white privilege.”

    If he got a slap on the wrist for trying to assassinate Barack Hussein Obama, the Left would be screaming WHITE PRIVILEGE.

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    True, but of course there's no way that would ever happen.
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  72. @Anonymous Nephew
    Alice Gross had written a school essay arguing that convicted foreign criminals should not be barred from entering the UK, prior to her murder by a convicted foreign criminal who was not barred from entering the UK.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1428068/how-murdered-schoolgirl-alice-gross-argued-foreign-criminals-should-not-be-barred-from-uk-months-before-she-was-killed-by-latvian-murderer/

    "They (UKIP) believe that this will keep Britain safe from crime by eliminating the number of criminals living in its premises. However, I believe that this takes away the concept of equality amongst the community by implying that criminals don’t deserve the same rights everyone else has. It also depicts Britain to believe foreign criminals are different and dangerous compared to the British criminals, reintroducing the idea of racism."

    I don't blame poor Alice for being idealistic, but I hate the people who taught her this nonsense. I bet she got really good marks for it, too.

    At least she wont be passing this drivel on to her spawn.

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  73. guest says:
    @Jefferson
    "As for this limey, he’s not getting white privilege."

    If he got a slap on the wrist for trying to assassinate Barack Hussein Obama, the Left would be screaming WHITE PRIVILEGE.

    True, but of course there’s no way that would ever happen.

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  74. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Jonathan Mason

    Remember that other British autist Gary McKinnon? For hacking into some Pentagon computers in search of UFO and free energy information

     

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3792293/British-hacker-learn-extradition-decision.html

    This seems to be something of an ongoing theme that autistics or Aspberger's syndrome patients in the UK are hacking into US defense computer systems and then resisting deportation on the grounds that their mental illness will make them suicidal if they have to do time in the US.

    On a completely different note, there are thousands of Haitians massed in Tijuana trying to apply for asylum in the US, clogging up the Immigration and Customs Enforcement system.

    These poor people fled Haiti after the 2010 earthquake killed off 200,000 Haitians and went to Brazil which offered to take them in if they could find their way to Brazil. At first things were good in Brazil with the World Cup and Olympic Games (trademark protected) offering plenty of employment in construction and prostitution.

    But now the work is gone and they have been traveling overland on people smuggling routes costing them $2000 to $3000 each to the smugglers to Tijuana/San Diego and seeking admission to the US, which is constantly see-sawing between turning them loose in the US and sending them back to Haiti where conditions have supposedly miraculously improved after some housecleaning by Hurricane Matthew.

    I actually know one of these "Haitians" who is currently in a detention center in Arizona. His wife is in Rio de Janeiro and his kids are in the Dominican Republic.

    He is actually a dual citizen of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and was living in the DR at the time of the earthquake. Most of the Haitians who went to Brazil left from the Dominican Republic where they had visas, and not destitute or homeless, otherwise they could not have raised the fare to Brazil from Port au Prince.

    Living in Haiti is very tough if you are poor and there is no welfare state, but this whole situation is a terrible mess and you can't blame people who try to exploit any loophole they can find to get to the El Dorado of a minimum wage job in the US of A with Medicaid for the kids.

    Perhaps a promising land called New Haiti could be carved out in the US in somewhere like Utah and run along the lines of a Native American Reservation.

    Of course it would still be ungovernable just like Old Haiti, but at least refugees from the surrounding parts of the US could go there to get some good food.

    So, Brazil has ‘invited-in’ Haitian earthquake victims.

    That tells you all you need to know about the caliber of the people who run Brazil.

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  75. eah says:
    @eah
    This article makes is perfectly clear:

    Polizei hat den U-Bahn-Treter identifiziert -- Police have identified the 'U-Bahn-Kicker'

    (They had some help with that.)

    Am 27. Oktober hatte ein Mann am Bahnhof Hermannstraße in Berlin-Neukölln eine Frau in den Rücken getreten, sodass sie die Treppe hinunterstürzte. Doch erst nachdem die Presse die Videoaufnahmen vom Treppen-Treter und seiner Gang veröffentlicht hatte, leitete die Polizei eine öffentliche Fahndung ein. -- he kicked her down the stairs on 27 Oct -- but the police went public with the case only after the video was leaked.

    Es sind vier bulgarische Staatsbürger -- all four suspects are Bulgarian.

    The video is available at the link.

    UPDATE: Der bulgarische TV-Sender Nova berichtet, dass Svetoslav Stoykov bereits in seinem Heimatland kriminell war. Er sei bereits wegen Raub und Diebstählen verurteilt worden.

    Authorities in Bulgaria confirm he was convicted of crimes in Bulgaria -- robbery.

    Vor seinem Umzug nach Berlin soll er mit seiner Frau und den drei Kindern im Roma-Viertel Maksuda gelebt haben.

    He simply moved to Berlin -- apparently he is married and has three kids -- probably a Roma.

    The beauty of the EU: Michael Savage is not allowed to enter the UK -- but under normal circumstances, the Germans could not have kept this guy out.

    Foreigners must disclose criminal records to come to UK - but European Union is exempt -- only after the murder of 14 y/o Alice Gross -- by a Latvian who had previously been convicted of murder in Latvia -- did the UK decide to try to do something about the circumstances that allowed her killer to problemlos enter the UK -- but even these measures would not have helped poor Alice -- However, the checks will not apply to anyone from within the European Union who enjoy “free movement” rights to come to Britain...It means the scheme would not have covered the case of the killer of Alice Gross, the 14-year-old schoolgirl who went missing from her west London home in August last year and was later found murdered...Arnis Zalkalns, a 41-year-old Latvian immigrant, had been named as a suspect in her disappearance...He was a convicted killer when he arrived in Britain, having previously served seven years for murdering his wife Rudite in Latvia.
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  76. @Giant Goose
    Here’s the big problem with the insanity defense: craziness is subjective. If doctors or judges sympathize with the defendant, they’ll declare him crazy to get him off the charge.

    BTW, aren’t the great majority of mental health professionals left-wing?

    Here’s the big problem with the insanity defense: craziness is subjective.

    Yes, indeed, and even if someone has a clear history of mental illness, it is very hard to determine whether they didn’t know they were doing something wrong at the time of the crime. For example having schizophrenia does not mean not knowing it is illegal to drive drunk.

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  77. eah says:
    @eah
    This article makes is perfectly clear:

    Polizei hat den U-Bahn-Treter identifiziert -- Police have identified the 'U-Bahn-Kicker'

    (They had some help with that.)

    Am 27. Oktober hatte ein Mann am Bahnhof Hermannstraße in Berlin-Neukölln eine Frau in den Rücken getreten, sodass sie die Treppe hinunterstürzte. Doch erst nachdem die Presse die Videoaufnahmen vom Treppen-Treter und seiner Gang veröffentlicht hatte, leitete die Polizei eine öffentliche Fahndung ein. -- he kicked her down the stairs on 27 Oct -- but the police went public with the case only after the video was leaked.

    Es sind vier bulgarische Staatsbürger -- all four suspects are Bulgarian.

    The video is available at the link.

    UPDATE: Der bulgarische TV-Sender Nova berichtet, dass Svetoslav Stoykov bereits in seinem Heimatland kriminell war. Er sei bereits wegen Raub und Diebstählen verurteilt worden.

    Authorities in Bulgaria confirm he was convicted of crimes in Bulgaria -- robbery.

    Vor seinem Umzug nach Berlin soll er mit seiner Frau und den drei Kindern im Roma-Viertel Maksuda gelebt haben.

    He simply moved to Berlin -- apparently he is married and has three kids -- probably a Roma.

    The beauty of the EU: Michael Savage is not allowed to enter the UK -- but under normal circumstances, the Germans could not have kept this guy out.

    Foreigners must disclose criminal records to come to UK - but European Union is exempt -- only after the murder of 14 y/o Alice Gross -- by a Latvian who had previously been convicted of murder in Latvia -- did the UK decide to try to do something about the circumstances that allowed her killer to problemlos enter the UK -- but even these measures would not have helped poor Alice -- However, the checks will not apply to anyone from within the European Union who enjoy “free movement” rights to come to Britain...It means the scheme would not have covered the case of the killer of Alice Gross, the 14-year-old schoolgirl who went missing from her west London home in August last year and was later found murdered...Arnis Zalkalns, a 41-year-old Latvian immigrant, had been named as a suspect in her disappearance...He was a convicted killer when he arrived in Britain, having previously served seven years for murdering his wife Rudite in Latvia.

    To close the loop on this — the suspect was arrested in Berlin on Saturday as he arrived on a bus from the south of France:

    Polizei schnappt mutmaßlichen U-Bahn-Treter

    He’s now in jail pending further investigation/charges:

    Richter entscheidet: Berliner U-Bahn-Treter kommt in Untersuchungshaft

    He will probably be charged with a serious crime since doctors stated the woman could well have suffered fatal injuries in such a fall.

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  78. Ragno says:
    @Anonym
    Of course. Bill Gates has likened Trump to JFK. One suspects that there is a double meaning there.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/13/bill-gates-visits-trump-tower-compares-jfk/

    In other tech news, the recent tech conference was a riot. Twitter CEO not invited as "the conference table was only so big".

    https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/14/twitter-wasnt-at-trumps-tech-summit-because-its-too-small/

    And this photo of Bezos cracks me up:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/5iitpx/cuckd/?st=iwrezfze&sh=8fbdd88b

    If they decide that Pence can be trusted to play ball afterwards – follow the tone of the profile pieces these next few months – say kaddish for The Donald. Particularly if that Kushner creature takes pains to establish an alibi beforehand.

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