RCMP source says ‘security risk’ against Trudeau was contrived by PMO staffers

The Buffalo Chronicle

Published: October 15, 2019

-The Buffalo Chronicle

A retired officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who remains in frequent communication with senior figures inside the federal agency, is telling The Chronicle that the widely publicized ‘security threat’ against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday night in Mississauga was “largely contrived by political staffers” inside the PMO.

Hoping to elicit sympathy in the national political discourse, senior PMO staffers actively instructed the RCMP on which equipment and weaponry to have present, which uniforms protective officers would wear, and which security precautions would be taken at the private invitation-only Liberal Party event.

Those conversations were initiated, the source claims, by political operatives Mathieu Bouchard and Ben Chin — both of whom report directly to Gerald Butts, the Prime Minister’s principal secretary, and Katie Telford, the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff.

The extra security precautions are rumored to have cost Canadian taxpayers an extra $135,000 that the RCMP had not already been planning to spend that evening — mostly for labor and overtime costs associated with the movement of heavy weaponry.

“If there were an actual threat, the building would have been evacuated, and bomb-sniffing dogs would have searched the entire building and grounds immediately. They wouldn’t have left hundreds of women and children packed in a ballroom for hours,” he explains.  “But the political staffers wanted to see him in a vest for the cameras.”

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‘People are pulling guns,’ Alberta justice minister hears stories of frustration, vigilante acts on rural crime tour

By Allison Bench

October 16, 2019

-Global News

Alberta Justice Minister and Solicitor General Doug Schweitzer hosted a rural crime town hall meeting at the Leduc Civic Centre on Tuesday night, hoping to hear more about the crime issues in the area.

The minister’s tour kicked off in early September, and was initially launched to fulfill a promise the UCP made during the Alberta election

Albertans need to know that we are dedicated to funding the priorities that we campaigned on,” Schweitzer said.

“Many of the ideas that have come forward this last month are going to become new policy for this province,” he said.

The rural crime meetings were only set to take place during the month of September, but were extended to reach more communities.

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CBC blurs line between journalism and Liberal ‘pamphleteering’

Ali Taghva

Published:October 14, 2019

-The Post Millennial

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has big plans. 

It wants to compete with Netflix, private news companies, and broadcasters to be the chief Canadian content provider.

To truly do that though, the CBC would have to function as a media producer that represents all Canadians. 

With only one week until the election ends, they have blown that opportunity by not just blurring the line between partisanship and journalism, but erasing it altogether. 

For those catching up, the state broadcaster will be taking the Conservative Party of Canada to court for using clips of the broadcaster’s footage in an online attack ad, something other parties also do, but CBC decided to single out the Conservatives.

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Peter Schweizer: No Comparison Between Hunter Biden’s Foreign Government-Backed Deals and Trump Family Business

Rebecca Mansour

October 15, 2019

-Breitbart

The sweetheart deals Hunter Biden’s private equity firm secured with foreign governments while his father was vice president are not comparable to the Trump family’s real estate empire, which predated President Trump’s election, the Government Accountability Institute’s Peter Schweizer told SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight.

In an interview last week, Schweizer, the bestselling author of Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, addressed the accusation that the Trump’s family business, currently managed by President Trump’s adult sons, is the same as the lucrative deals Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, received from foreign governments at a time when Vice President Biden served as the Obama administration’s point person negotiating U.S. policy with those countries.

“I’m one of the people that has said, look, this issue of the Trump family and their investments, there needs to be continued accountability there and monitoring there. We don’t want any abuses to occur,” Schweizer said. “But I think people that come up to me and say, ‘Well what about the Trumps?’ – there’s a stark difference here. And that stark difference is that the Trump’s have a corporate empire with golf courses and hotels and with condos and with other things that has been in existence far before Donald Trump ever announced his campaign for presidency. It’s the family business. It’s like if Michael Bloomberg ran as a Democrat for president of the United States, and he became president. He would come with his business empire.”

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What could Trump accomplish without the witch hunt?

By Barry Farber

October 15, 2019

-WND

They couldn't believe it. The Sean Hannitys of that era – namely Bob Considine and Tex McCrary – said that it was a circus. In fact, the big tent under which these trials were staged had been a circus when, on New Year's Eve l958, Fulgencio Batista fled Cuba, handing power over to Fidel Castro and his band of bearded "liberators." The circus people had fled, leaving tents and tigers to the victors who decided to stage "trials" under the big top.

The tent was filled with angry, triumphant Castro supporters who continuously yelled, "Kill them!" The press corps was allowed seating right behind the table where the attorneys sat. I, as a young reporter, was seated in the sawdust underneath the attorneys' table. No matter what was said by either side the tent was shaken with cries to "Kill them! Kill them!"

The first of the Batista police standing trial was Jesus Sosa Blanco, a notoriously sadistic police chief famous for spearheading late-night bashing down of doors and murdering those inside. A survivor of one of these murderous rampages was a woman in her 20s who was asked by the prosecution to identify Sosa Blanco. That should not have been very difficult. The Batista henchman was seated by himself with his hands cuffed behind his chair. The young lady panned the people under the big tent, slowly looking back and forth to try to identify this hated villain. To help in her search the crowd obligingly increased the volume of their shouting the closer her eyes came to Sosa Blanco, and then trailed off as she continued shifting her gaze without being able to pinpoint the man on trial.

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SHOCK POLL: Trump Surging in Florida; Tops Biden and Every Democrat in New Poll

by Kristinn Taylor

October 15, 2019

-The Gateway Pundit

President Donald Trump’s popularity in the key swing state of Florida is surging, pushing him to a lead over every Democrat vying to challenge him for reelection in 2020–including former Vice President Joe Biden–according to a new Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative poll released Wednesday. With 29 electoral college votes, Florida is a must win for Republicans and Democrats and was key to Trump’s 2016 victory.

Trump’s approval in the Sunshine State has jumped to 47 percent compared to 41 percent approval in the February FAU poll when Trump’s popularity was underwater. He is now above water with 44 percent disapproval, down from 46 percent disapproval in February.

In head to head match-ups with the top Democrat presidential contenders, Trump beats them all. Biden, who dominates the Democrat field with 39 percent support of primary voters, is the closest, well within the poll’s +/-3 percent margin of error but also out of the margin for victory in a state where elections are won by tenths of a percent out of millions of votes.

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Pelosi considers, then rejects holding a house vote impeachment inquiry--for now

By Jennifer Haberkorn, Sarah D. Wire

October 15, 2019

-Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON —

Amid growing political pressure from Republicans, House leaders on Tuesday began seriously gauging support among Democrats for holding a vote to formally establish the impeachment inquiry into President Trump -- even through the inquiry is already underway.

But by the end of the day and after pushback from members during a closed-door meeting in the basement of the Capitol, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) decided there would be no House vote for now, reaffirming her previous stance on the issue.

“At this time, we will not be having a vote,” she said.

Her announcement came as more top White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, announced their intentions to defy House subpoenas, and others in the State Department continued to provide information in the investigation, putting more cracks in the White House’s attempt to build a wall of resistance.

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Air Canada to change greeting to gender inclusive 'everybody,' receives mixed reviews on Twitter

By Alexandra Deabler

Published:October 14, 2019

-Fox News

Air Canada has announced the flight crew will no longer greet passengers as “ladies and gentlemen,” instead opting to use the gender neutral term “everybody.” The companywide language change will soon be adopted by gate agents, flight attendants and pilots.

In a statement from Air Canada to CTV News, the airline noted the update was made in an attempt to “modernize.”

"We will be amending our onboard announcements to modernize them and remove specific references to gender," a media spokesperson for the company said in an email to CTV. "We work hard to make sure all employees feel like valued members of the Air Canada family, while ensuring our customers are comfortable and respected when they choose to travel with us."

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California prison whistleblower says state tried to create phony data on inmate care

By Sam Stanton

October 15, 2019

-Sacramento Bee

The whistleblower who accused California prison leaders last year of providing false and misleading data to a federal court on how the state handles inmate psychiatric care made his first public appearance Tuesday, standing behind his claims and saying corrections officials concocted “utter statistical rubbish” in some cases.

Dr. Michael Golding, the chief psychiatrist at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation headquarters, testified in Sacramento federal court Tuesday about what he said were repeated instances to gin up phony data the state needed to present to U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to prove they were making progress on improving psychiatric care in the prisons.

Golding, who compiled and sent a scathing, 161-page report on psychiatric care in the prisons to the federally appointed receiver in October 2018, said there had never been anything secret about his views that corrections officials were trying to produce “extraordinarily misleading data” to come into compliance with court orders.

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Warren Buffett-linked company to build $200M wind power farm in Alberta

The Canadian Press

October 15, 2019

-CBC

A company linked to U.S. investor Warren Buffett says it will break ground on a $200-million, 117.6-megawatt wind farm in southeastern Alberta next year.

In a release, Calgary-based BHE Canada, a subsidiary of Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Energy, says its Rattlesnake Ridge Wind project will be located southwest of Medicine Hat and will produce enough energy to supply the equivalent of 79,000 homes.

Berkshire Hathaway Energy also owns AltaLink, the regulated transmission company that supplies electricity to more than 85 per cent of the Alberta population.

BHE Canada says an unnamed large Canadian corporate partner has signed a long-term power purchase agreement for the majority of the Rattlesnake Ridge energy output.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Drops N-Word in Radio Interview

Joshua Caplan

October 15, 2019

-Breitbart

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) on Tuesday used the N-word during a radio interview in which he quoted a New York Times op-ed on discrimination against Italian-Americans.

“The Times also said in an article the other day, apropos of nothing, they were talking about it,” Cuomo told WAMC in reference to the newspaper’s op-ed titled “How Italians Became White.”

“Going back to the Italian Americans because now you have me. They used an expression that southern Italians were called quote-unquote, and pardon my language, but I’m just quoting The Times, n**ger wops. N-word wops as a derogatory comment,” added the Democrat governor.

On Monday, Cuomo announced his “full support” for a statue of Saint Frances Cabrini, who founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, an institute that famously supported Italian immigrants to the U.S.

“As Italian Americans, we must also remember that we ourselves are not immune from attack. The ugliness of Italian American stereotyping is still alive and well. Our battle is not over,” Cuomo said Saturday at the Columbus Citizens Foundation Gala.

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In NYC the Term 'Illegal Alien' Can Cost You $250,000

Michael Cutler

Published:October 11, 2019

-FrontpageMag

The September 26, 2019 edition of the Washington Times included an article, NYC bans calling someone an 'illegal alien' or threatening to contact ICE that began with the following excerpt:

New York City has made it against the law to call someone an “illegal alien” or threaten them by calling immigration officials on them.

Before we consider the attack on the First Amendment that protects our freedoms of expression to guarantee freedom of thought by the increasingly radicalized Democrats of New York City, we must consider how we have come to this point where our political “leaders” and the mainstream media have, in essence, become the “Ministry of Truth” that is found in Orwell’s novel, “1984.” In that novel of a terrifying dystopia future, the Ministry of Truthformulated propaganda and administered the expansion of Newspeak, and was backed up by the Thought Police.

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Xi warns any effort to split China will end with 'bodies smashed and bones ground to powder'

By Justine Coleman

October 14, 2019

-The Hill

Chinese President Xi Jinping cautioned over the weekend that any effort to split with China will result in "bodies smashed and bones ground to powder" amid ongoing unrest in Hong Kong.

The Chinese leader made the warning while visiting Nepal, the Hong Kong Free Press reported.

“Anyone who attempts to split any region from China will perish, with their bodies smashed and bones ground to powder," Xi reportedly said.

“Any external forces that support the splitting of China can only be regarded as delusional by the Chinese people,” he added.

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Army looks for alternatives to GPS as enemies threaten to jam signals

by Sandra Erwin

October 14, 2019

-SpaceNews

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army has to become less dependent on GPS-enabled devices as adversaries field increasingly more advanced electronic jammers , a senior Army official said Oct. 14.

“What we are trying to do is develop alternative ways to get PNT [positioning, navigation and timing] other than GPS,” Gen. John Murray, commander of Army Futures Command, told reporters at the Association of the U.S. Army annual conference.

“We have to have multiple ways of getting PNT in the future battlefield because of the threat of jamming,” said Murray.

The Army Futures Command, based in Austin, Texas, is a new organization created to provide long-term guidance to the Army on how to modernize and prepare for future wars.

Murray cautioned that the Army is not walking away from GPS and will continue to support U.S. Air Force efforts to develop a new generation of GPS satellites that emit stronger signals. But he said the Army intends to invest in technologies to reduce its reliance on GPS, and will train troops in electronic warfare tactics.

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Undercover video reveals CNN president personally intervening against Trump

Calvin Freiburger

October 14, 2019

-LifeSite

October 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The conservative investigative group Project Veritas released on Monday its first report detailing “explosive” revelations about the political machinations behind the scenes of CNN, courtesy of a whistleblower who spent months wearing a hidden camera.

Over the weekend, Veritas cofounder James O’Keefe first teased the exposé to attendees of the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., promising that it “may be the biggest story Project Veritas has ever broke.” Veritas released Part 1 of its report on Monday, revealing the insider to be Cary Poarch of CNN’s Washington, D.C. Bureau. 

The footage reveals CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker stressing that “impeachment [of President Donald Trump] is the story,” necessitating constant attention from network’s top reporters and analysts; claiming that “fake conspiracy nonsense” from Fox News is “beyond destructive for America”; and even chastising CNN staff for being “friendly” with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to “knock that off.”

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Schiff Suddenly Indicates Trump’s Phone Transcript Is Enough, No Need for Whistleblower to Testify

By Maureen Mackey

October 14, 2019

-LifeZette

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) — one of the House Democratic leaders eager to unseat President Donald Trump — has not made an announcement about a potential appearance before Congress by the so-called whistleblower.

But it is seeming increasingly likely that this individual won’t be testifying at all.

This latest development has occurred even though House Democrats once indicated testimony by this person would be crucial for them as they looked into Trump’s July 25 phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky — in which he suggested Ukraine should have a look at past activities by former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Biden Hunter, in an effort to staunch corruption, or potential corruption, against the United States.

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Ken Starr: ‘Nothing Close to an Impeachable Offense by Trump’

By Wayne Dupree

October 14, 2019

-LifeZette

Ken Starr, the former special counsel who oversaw Bill Clinton’s impeachment in the late 1990s, is concerned about what he says is a “raw power move” by House Democrats against President Donald Trump.

Starr appeared on Fox News recently. He said the American public should have open access to everything that’s going on “impeachment-wise” with the president — the person they duly elected.

Why all the secrecy? 

“Let the public assess … The House is given the sole power to impeach, not a committee and not the speaker. I think this is something that every American should be concerned about … that the speaker is not calling for a vote.”

“It tells me that this is a very unorthodox, untraditional procedure and they should stop it,” Starr said during the interview, which Trump then retweeted on Monday.

Starr went on to say that there is something “profoundly wrong” with the Democrats’ lack of transparency, and added that nothing President Trump has done is even remotely close to an “impeachable offense.”

And he should know.

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Trump: ABC News Airing Fake Syria Bombing Video is a ‘Real Disgrace’

Joshua Caplan

October 14, 2019

-Breitbart

President Donald Trump on Monday evening hammered ABC News for airing a video that purportedly showed a recent Turkish military operation against Kurdish civilians in northern Syria, which actually appears to have been filmed at a Kentucky gun range in 2017.

“A big scandal at @ABC News. They got caught using really gruesome FAKE footage of the Turks bombing in Syria. A real disgrace,” the president wrote on Twitter. Tomorrow they will ask softball questions to Sleepy Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, like why did Ukraine & China pay you millions when you knew nothing? Payoff?”

The video, which ABC News reported was of an attack on the border town of Tal Abyad, was broadcasted Sunday on World News Tonight and on Monday’s edition of Good Morning America. Yet, a comparative analysis by a technology news site found the footage was filmed at Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky. “[I]t’s clear that the videos are the same,” Gizmodo concluded.

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Give President Trump's Non-interventionist Turkish/Kurdish Plan a Chance

By Mark Ellis

October 14, 2019

-PJ Media

It is host Chris Wallace’s job to ask the tough questions on Fox News Sunday.

That’s exactly what he did Sunday, grilling Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on President Trump’s decision to authorize a deliberate withdrawal of U.S. military forces as Turkish forces invade Northern Syria to battle hostile Sunni Muslim Kurds along a shared border.

Wallace’s questioning was framed around Trump’s “abandonment” of the Kurds, which has been roundly characterized as a betrayal of an ally in the fight against ISIS

Early reports coming out of the battle zone are troubling: executions by Turkish-backed militias are allegedly being carried out, and many ISIS fighters have apparently escaped imprisonment. It is a terrible situation. But though the president has stated that his administration will act to destroy the Turkish economy with severe sanctions should President Erdogan persist in or expand this incursion, he has also made clear that he’s not going to send American soldiers to fight and die in another potential Middle East quagmire.

His non-interventionist withdrawal strategy should be given a chance to succeed.

Trump’s authorization of the pullout call did not come out of a foreign policy vacuum; he campaigned on extricating us from epochal conflict in the unceasingly war-torn region. Nonetheless, he will now be inundated with criticism and admonitions from the left and right, insisting we must rescue the Kurds out of fealty to a discredited globalist foreign policy, the costs of which under sane leadership would have been unthinkable.

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