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    Post  AlfaT8 Thu Aug 31, 2023 6:40 pm

    I guess its time to continue America's Manifest destiny.

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    Post  Kiko Tue Oct 03, 2023 10:56 pm

    McCarthy Out As Speaker

    By TYLER DURDEN
    TUESDAY, OCT 03, 2023 - 05:35 PM
    Update (1635ET): After eight tumultuous months of pandering and lies (according to Rep. Matt Gaetz), Kevin McCarthy has been removed as Speaker of the House.


    The final vote was 216-210.

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    Post  kvs Tue Nov 14, 2023 2:32 pm



    The days of internet freedom in the US are numbered. Of course, Kanada and the rest of the US vassals are on the same path.

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    Post  GarryB Wed Nov 15, 2023 5:13 am

    That is excellent news... that will lead to Russia and BRICS moving forward with an independent internet... and for the rest of the world to join.

    Using their dollar as a weapon ended up breaking their near monopoly on the international currency exchange market, and this is going to create a need for an independent internet...

    How lucky we are they are actually this stupid.

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    Post  kvs Wed Dec 06, 2023 3:46 am

    https://rumble.com/v3zlktn-tucker-carlson-on-the-mystery-of-the-pyramids-and-lost-ancient-civilization.html

    The transition to a totalitarian toilet is in full swing. Only officially approved ideas are allowed.

    1) No freedom of thought.
    2) No freedom of expression.
    3) Dissidence is heresy.
    4) Public humiliation for dissidence. Eventually we will have executions.


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    Post  Kiko Fri Dec 08, 2023 12:25 am

    The Limey Foreign Office, following the British Deep State in Whitehall, have decided to become the party jesters over the ianqui imbroglio concerning future US aid to 404 and the chutzpah involvement in the Middle East.
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    Post  Kiko Fri Dec 08, 2023 10:09 pm

    Former U.S. official says IRS blocked from investigating Biden and son, 12.08.2023.

    Former U.S. Internal Revenue Service employee Gary Shapley has complained at a congressional hearing that the agency was prevented from investigating President Joe Biden and son Hunter Biden for tax fraud. Investigations indicate that the son failed to pay $ 1.4 million in taxes.

    "We were interested in looking for leads to Joe Biden, not because he was vice president, but because in any normal investigation, if you look at financial transactions between a child and a parent, we investigate. But we will never know why we did not have permission on this case," he told The House of Representatives committee responsible for investigating the suspicions against Biden.

    Last Thursday (7), Hunter Biden received nine charges of tax evasion between 2016 and 2020. The document was presented by US federal prosecutors and even accused the presentation of false documentation by the son of the US President. The White House has not yet commented on the accusations.

    Between 2016 and October 15, 2020, according to the document, Hunter Biden received more than$ 7 million (R$ 34,3 million) in total gross income. The document also states that Burisma, a natural gas company based in Ukraine where Hunter was a board member, agreed to pay the defendant$ 1 million annually, an amount that was reduced to$ 500 thousand per year in March 2017.

    Three Republican-led congressional committees are also investigating Hunter Biden for alleged criminal activity, including bribery and influence peddling. Joe Biden, for his part, has also been investigated, accused of embezzlement and influence peddling.

    The Democratic president has denied any involvement in his son's business and financial activities. Meanwhile, the opposition to Biden has already released several accusations of corruption and abuse of power by the American family, which could lead to the opening of impeachment proceedings against the president.

    Attack on witness

    In early November, the House Oversight Committee reported an attack on a potential witness in the investigation against Joe Biden. The case also involves Hunter Biden. The parliamentarians also presented a copy of a check for us$ 40 thousand (R$ 196 thousand) in the name of the Democrat, dated September 2017.

    According to Republican James Comer, the amount came from suspiciously legalized funds and was paid by China through a series of companies owned by members of the Biden family, such as the president's son Hunter, brother James and his wife Sarah.

    The check itself in the name of Joe Biden was issued by Sarah Biden, with the indication "payment of debt". The president has repeatedly denied all the accusations.

    In October, the US president was questioned about the investigations, which point to the manipulation of confidential documents found in his home and in his former private office. The roles are from the time Biden was vice president in Barack Obama's administration (2009-2017) and also from the three decades he served as a senator.

    Under US law, the return of official documents, communications and other files is mandatory for former presidents and former vice presidents.

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    https://sputniknewsbr.com.br/20231208/ex-funcionario-nos-eua-diz-que-receita-federal-foi-impedida-de-investigar-biden-e-o-filho-31920488.html

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    Post  Kiko Sat Dec 09, 2023 12:50 am

    Hunter Biden’s Ukraine pay dropped after Trump took office, 12.08.2023

    A criminal indictment against the US president’s son has claimed that Burisma halved his salary after Joe Biden left office.

    US President Joe Biden’s son suffered a sharp cut in pay from Ukraine’s Burisma Holdings when his father left office as vice president in 2017 and Donald Trump’s administration took charge in Washington, a new criminal indictment against Hunter Biden has revealed.

    The Ukrainian energy company hired Hunter Biden as a board member in 2014, despite his lack of industry expertise, and was paying him $1 million annually while then-Vice President Joe Biden was overseeing Washington’s support for Kiev. In March 2017, two months after the Obama-Biden administration left office and Trump took over as president, Hunter Biden’s compensation was cut in half, according to a federal indictment filed on Thursday.

    The case was brought by US Department of Justice special counsel David Weiss, who persuaded a grand jury to indict the president’s son on three felony tax offenses and six misdemeanors. The charges against Hunter Biden include tax evasion, failing to pay taxes, and filing a false tax return.

    Hunter Biden didn’t report his income from Burisma; rather, the money was funneled into the bank account of a company that he and a business associate controlled, according to the indictment. That associate also served on Burisma’s board of directors. Burisma paid Hunter Biden a combined $2.3 million from 2016 through April 2019, when he left the company’s board of directors.

    Republican lawmakers have claimed that Hunter Biden was given a lucrative, no-show job at Burisma as part of an influence-peddling operation in which the president’s son solicited overseas bribes in return for political favors. 

    Devon Archer, the Biden business associate who served on the Burisma board, testified to a US House committee in July that the Biden family “brand” protected the Ukrainian energy company from scrutiny.

    Former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin claimed in an August interview that then-Vice President Joe Biden got him fired because he was investigating corruption at Burisma. Biden boasted in a 2018 interview that he threatened to withhold $1 billion in US loan guarantees for Ukraine unless Shokin was sacked. “Well, son of a bitch, he got fired,” Biden chortled.

    Thursday’s indictment alleged that Hunter Biden engaged in a scheme to avert at least $1.4 million in taxes that he should have paid from 2016 to 2019 while spending millions of dollars on an extravagant lifestyle. His expenses over the four-year period included nearly $1.7 million in ATM withdrawals, $189,000 for “adult entertainment,” $683,000 in payments to various women, $72,000 for drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and nearly $400,000 for clothing and accessories.

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    Post  Kiko Sat Dec 09, 2023 9:55 pm

    Will Hunter’s crimes destroy Joe Biden’s political career?, by Robert Bridge for RT. 12.09.2023.

    The US president’s son could face up to 17 years in prison on charges that could incriminate his father.

    The year 2023 certainly cannot end soon enough for the Biden regime. On the very same day House Republicans moved to formalize an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden, special counsel David Weiss filed a nine-count indictment against Hunter Biden alleging failure to file and pay taxes; evasion of tax investigation; and filing fraudulent tax returns.

    The timing is no coincidence, as father and son were practically joined at bank accounts throughout Joe Biden’s two-term vice presidency, which is when the alleged criminal activities occurred.

    The charges laid out in the 56-page indictment against Hunter Biden shed a painful light on his infamously fast and furious lifestyle, which included drug use and prostitutes.

    “The defendant engaged in a four-year scheme to not pay at least $1.4 million in self-assessed federal taxes he owed for tax years 2016 through 2019,” the indictment read, adding that Biden “spent millions of dollars on an extravagant lifestyle rather than paying his tax bills.”

    In 2018 alone, the indictment continued, Biden “spent more than $1.8 million, including approximately $772,000 in cash withdrawals, approximately $383,000 in payments to women, approximately $151,000 in clothing and accessories,” as well as a host of other expenditures, including “drugs, escorts and girlfriends, luxury hotels and rental properties, exotic cars, clothing, and other items of a personal nature.”

    If found guilty of the charges (don’t hold your breath), which include three felonies and six misdemeanor offenses, Hunter Biden, 53, would be eligible for up to 17 years behind bars. Previously, Washington’s prodigal son was prepared to plead guilty to misdemeanor tax charges as part of a plea bargain, which the Republicans chastised as a “sweetheart deal” and was ultimately rejected by the judge.

    Worse, it remains unknown to what degree, if any, US President Joe Biden is ensnared in his son’s international intrigues, but it isn’t looking good. And this is where the story gets very precarious for the sitting president and his future political career.

    Ever since Joe Biden hit the campaign trail, he promised to the American people that he had never been involved in influence-peddling schemes with family members while serving as vice president in the Obama administration. Now that story appears to be imploding at lightning speed.

    This week, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer released subpoenaed bank records showing an enterprise owned by Hunter Biden had made “direct monthly payments to Joe Biden.” The allegations were substantiated by the courageous work of two IRS whistleblowers.

    “This wasn’t a payment from Hunter Biden’s personal account but an account for his corporation that received payments from China and other shady corners of the world,” Comer said just days before Hunter was charged. The indictment says Hunter “earned handsomely” while serving on the boards of Burisma, a Ukrainian industrial conglomerate, and a Chinese equity fund, and this is where it gets problematic for “the big guy.”

    In 2017, Hunter sent a WhatsApp message censuring Henry Zhao, the CEO of Beijing-based firm Harvest Fund Management, for not fulfilling a “commitment.” He also mentioned, apparently for dramatic effect, that his father, then vice president of the United States, was sitting beside him.

    “I am sitting here with my father, and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled,” Hunter wrote. “Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight.” 

    Days later, on August 4, 2017, Chinese firm CEFC Infrastructure Investment wired $100,000 to Hunter Biden’s law firm, Owasco. While it is arguably criminal to threaten a business partner by name-dropping the sitting vice president, it was also reported that at least $40,000 eventually trickled into Joe Biden’s bank account, which Hunter had tagged as a “loan repayment.”

    “Payments from Hunter’s business entity to Joe Biden are now part of a pattern revealing Joe Biden knew about, participated in, and benefited from his family’s influence peddling schemes,” Comer said.  

    For the record, Joe Biden has consistently denied any knowledge or participation in his son’s business dealings.

    It goes without saying that Hunter Biden’s indictment and Joe Biden’s possible impeachment has been cheered on by former President Donald Trump, the leading candidate for the Republican nomination to challenge Biden in November, and the only president in US history to be impeached twice.

    A final curious note about the indictment against Hunter Biden. It came as some surprise not just because Hunter happens to be the son of the most powerful octogenarian in the world, but because it happened to be a grand jury in California that handed down the indictment. Not only are we talking about the liberal capital of the free world, but it just so happens to be run by a Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom, who has serious presidential ambitions. 

    “I think a lot of people felt … that David Weiss was going to let these charges skate and Hunter Biden would never be held accountable for making millions of dollars overseas,” Republican lawmaker Sean Duffy told Fox News, adding that if the legal landscape worsens for the Bidens in this Los Angeles case, the Democrats will be forced to seek an “off ramp [and] look to the hair-gel governor” there in 2024.

    Those who are inclined to believe that ‘there are no coincidences in politics’ will probably also not be surprised if Joe Biden is replaced as the Democratic presidential candidate in the very near future. Just a hunch.

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    Post  Kiko Sun Dec 10, 2023 11:16 am

    Further evidence: Robinette is simply not only an outlaw but a dictator as well.

    “A serious blow to reputation”: how the scandal surrounding Biden Jr. could affect the position of the US President, by Irina Taran and Elizaveta Komarova for RT in Russian. 12.10.2023.

    The US Congress reported on the Biden family's "abuse of influence" schemes.

    Findings in the US Congress about the Biden family's influence peddling schemes are consistent with testimony from IRS whistleblowers, the House Oversight Committee said. However, the US Department of Justice prevented IRS investigators from finding relevant evidence, the committee added. Moreover, earlier this department brought new charges against Biden Jr., who could face up to 17 years in prison. The White House actually refused to comment on the growing scandal around Hunter, and his lawyers called the new case political. According to experts, the situation around the Bidens could lead to a further drop in the ratings of the current head of the White House. In addition, analysts believe that by discrediting Hunter, Republicans are counting on Joe Biden to refuse to participate in the new presidential campaign.

    Findings in the US Congress about the Biden family's influence peddling schemes are consistent with the testimony of whistleblowers at the Internal Revenue Service, said Republican James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee.

    However, according to him, the Department of Justice prevented investigators from finding relevant evidence.

    “The Department of Justice prevented courageous and credible IRS investigators from tracking down evidence that could have led to Joe Biden. "Testimony from IRS whistleblowers confirms the Oversight Committee's findings of the Biden family's influence peddling patterns," Comer wrote on his social media page X.

    He subsequently noted that Hunter's "corporate entities" were funneling foreign currency "that ended up in Joe Biden's bank account."

    Comer also referred to the released transcript of a House Budget Committee hearing involving IRS whistleblowers who wanted to investigate Joe Biden but were unable to do so.

    Thus, this document quotes the words of Special Agent Shepley, who indicated that he and his colleagues “were not allowed to conduct an investigation.”

    "Thousands of pages of evidence"

    It should be noted that the Republicans, citing the fact that the current US President allegedly knew about his son’s machinations, are demanding that Biden Sr. be brought to justice. As House Speaker Mike Johnson said on Fox News, Joe Biden needs to be impeached due to the White House's obstruction of an investigation into alleged wrongdoing by members of the American leader's family. Johnson believes this is necessary because several jurisdictional committees are doing a tremendous job of finding evidence of wrongdoing by the Bidens, but the White House is blocking them and “hiding thousands of pages of evidence.”

    As Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene said, despite the fact that “every Democrat” and every media outlet continues to lie about the lack of evidence linking Joe Biden to his son’s fraud, the House Oversight Committee has it.

    “Here is direct evidence that Joe Biden profited from the Biden crime family's influence peddling and bribery scandal. The documentation requested (for the investigation) does not lie!” — she wrote in her Telegram channel, attaching the relevant documents.

    As explained in the Oversight Committee of the House of Representatives, we are talking about bank records obtained “under subpoena”, indicating that the 46th President of the United States received monthly sums of money from the company of his son Hunter. According to lawmakers, the documents show that Biden Sr., contrary to his own statements, “knew of, participated in and benefited from his family’s influence peddling schemes.” The Republican-controlled committee is conducting an investigation to prove the involvement of the American leader in the business transactions of his relatives, who allegedly traded his name around the world.

    However, the head of the White House rejected such allegations.

    After this, the US Department of Justice brought new charges against Biden Jr. on nine counts of tax evasion in the amount of about $1.4 million between 2016 and 2020. Hunter could face up to 17 years in prison in this case.

    According to the court document, "the defendant spent millions of dollars on an extravagant lifestyle... drugs, escorts and girlfriends, luxury hotels, rental homes, cars, clothing and other personal items in lieu of paying taxes."

    At the same time, the White House actually refused to comment on what was happening, and Hunter’s lawyers called the new case political.

    According to  Biden's son, Republicans are allegedly "trying to kill" him, knowing that "this pain will be greater than what his father could bear." According to Hunter, in this way they want to “destroy his presidency.”

    New charges against the son of the US president could have extremely serious consequences, suggested Washington Times columnist Charles Hurt in an interview with Fox News. He compared the indictment to the detonation of an atomic bomb for the Biden family. The head of the White House, Hurt believes, should be horrified that his son was accused of something that the president himself might be involved in.

    "Poison political life"

    Experts, for their part, admit that the growing scandal around the Bidens could ultimately affect the election positions of the current president.

    “This deals a very serious blow to the reputation of the head of the White House. New details of the investigation from Republicans in the lower house and the Justice Department are causing a wide resonance in American society. Apparently, the Americans did not imagine the lifestyle of their president’s family, which is now increasingly called corrupt,” said Vladimir Vasiliev, chief researcher at the Institute of the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences, in a commentary to RT.

    According to him, the fact that it was the Ministry of Justice that brought new charges against Hunter may indicate that not only the Republicans, but also the so-called deep state are actually against the Biden family.

    “Moreover, it primarily includes sponsors of the Democratic Party, who, apparently, are thus hinting that it would not hurt for the Democrats to consider other candidates for the presidency, in addition to Joe Biden, who is already having difficulty coping with his responsibilities, including including due to age and state of health,” Vasiliev explained.

    In addition, he did not rule out that another round of accusations against the Biden father and son could become a trigger for a full-scale impeachment process initiated by the Republicans.

    “This will only embolden the Republicans. They may begin implementing a scenario to overthrow the head of the White House in the near future, increasing psychological pressure on Biden. The fact is that party caucuses begin on January 15, then the primary elections. And the Christmas holidays and the period after the New Year in the United States are considered a kind of “window of opportunity.” In the case of the Republicans, there is an expectation that on the eve of the new political season, Joe Biden will think three times before making the final decision to enter the presidential race,” Vasiliev explained.

    The Republican Party hopes that such pressure will force the current head of the White House to refuse to participate in the election campaign.

    “Republicans want to show Biden that he is unlikely to be able to beat Donald Trump. In addition, this is a hint that the president’s opponents have other quite serious incriminating evidence that has not yet been made public. Don’t forget that congressional Republicans are demanding from the Justice Department additional data about Hunter’s machinations and his father’s role in this, which could be used for impeachment,” says Vasiliev.

    He also recalled that Biden’s rating is already declining, and with the possible publication of additional compromising data, support will decrease even more.

    “Biden's popularity numbers are going down. Data from Republicans, including Comer, additionally puts pressure on the president’s ratings among not only swing voters, but also those who traditionally vote for the candidate from the Democratic Party,” Vasiliev noted.

    Professor of the Institute of Media at the National Research University Higher School of Economics Dmitry Evstafiev, in a conversation with RT, also considered it possible to launch impeachment proceedings against Joe Biden.

    “And this process will poison the political life not only of Biden, but also of the Democrats. Therefore, the task of Republicans is to ensure that this effect lasts as long as possible. They know their job and are gradually pushing not only Biden and his family, but also the entire administration against the wall - this is a fundamental point. “Elephants have moved from attacks directly on Biden and his team in the White House to attacks on the system of power in the United States in principle,” the analyst noted.

    Thus, the findings of the House of Representatives committee contain the assumption that the American law enforcement system “has switched to a political operating mode” in order to protect the Biden family from various types of accusations, Evstafiev explained.

    “This aspect, which the Republicans managed to reveal, can significantly change the alignment of the election campaign. We are talking about discrediting the prosecutor’s office, courts and other bodies, which in recent years have become almost the main authorities for determining who will become president of the United States,” the expert concluded.

    https://russian.rt.com/world/article/1243294-ssha-baiden-hanter-skandal-minyust-respublikancy

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    Post  Kiko Mon Dec 11, 2023 9:24 am

    Everything is lost for them: a dictatorship will soon be established in the USA, by Dmitry Kosyrev for RIANovosti. 12.11.2023.

    They know how to do this: hammering the same thought into their heads for a week, two, or even a year is boring and/or hysterical. We are talking about the ideological apparatus of the Democrats in the United States, which, in fact, lays claim to global information leadership. And now this apparatus has been chewing on the same new thesis, which is obligatory for any democrat, for half a month: Donald Trump will come and establish total tyranny.

    BWhy do we care if many of us are ready to think only on a rather meaningless topic: is “our” Trump or not? But there is a benefit from the “dictatorial” discussion - at least to understand what to expect from America as a whole in the coming years, that is, what state it is in. And her condition is on the verge of a breakdown.

    Here's the story: the other day the film "Napoleon" by Sir Ridley Scott was released . We love him - some for "Gladiator", some for the multi-part "Aliens". We watched the film in the USA too - and it started to change: yes, it’s about Trump!

    Guys, are you serious? What do the Corsican have in common with our—not our—Donald? Although some in the United States seriously compare him to Hitler. But that's not all. There was a person who said: no, Trump is Caesar, who is Gaius Julius, and therefore everything is bad, bad.

    Actually, here we are talking about the key publication on this topic, authored by Robert Kagan, that sets the tone for the discussion. A year ago, a colleague said well and in detail that “Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution Kagan is not an ordinary political scientist.” And not everyone will be published by The Washington Post with material of an absurdly huge size, proving in detail: yes, Donald will come to power - and then terrible things will begin.

    Kagan, point by point, predicts a situation where no force will be able to prevent Donald from entering the White House in January 2025. Now he is nominated as a candidate, and “he will loom over the country like a colossus, whose every word and movement will be recorded in the (media) chronicles.” Do you, readers, seriously think that Joe Biden will stop him ? Yes, the Democrats do not have a leader who would be followed by crowds of supporters. Both showed their worth, but under Trump there was no story with Ukraine , or an attack on Israel , or uncontrolled inflation, or a catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan.

    Why don't the Democrats go into opposition and sit there for four years? Because dictator Trump will take revenge, says Kagan. And he will do what he could not do in his first term. And rest assured, the author admits, that the Americans will not be able to interfere with him in this, and they will not want to.

    So what will Trump do? For example, it will destroy the “Washington swamp”, which really rules the country (and not just it). The "swamp" is, for example, 436 agencies created by Congress with a status independent of the president. This figure is from another article, from the other (Trump) flank - an article by economist Jeffrey Tucker, who is gradually becoming as influential as Kagan. And he also participates in the discussion about “tyranny”. He says a simple thing: Democrats are afraid that their real government, which is not accountable to either the people or the president, will soon be destroyed. That is, they expect from Trump that this time he has learned the lessons of his first term and will competently dismantle all the existing mechanics of real tyranny.

    So, let us repeat: it is useful for us to know to what extent everything is bad there. And here the most revealing detail is the already mentioned comparison of Trump not even with Napoleon (he was not such a tyrant, although he qualitatively destroyed the ineffective oligarchy), but with Caesar.

    Kagan, we note, considers Caesar an unambiguously negative character - well, something like the latter’s murderer, Brutus. But he understands and describes the essence of the phenomenon very well. The fact is that Caesar lived in an era when the entire Roman democracy that had worked for centuries suddenly stopped working and no one knew what to do in such a situation: there was a continuous civil war, everyone was killing everyone, the authorities were powerless. Caesar was a man who, due to his particularly arrogant character, did what was definitely not possible to do (but it turned out that it was possible and necessary). By the way, in today's world there are several leaders of states who understand that the era is breaking down, just like under Caesar, and the impossible must be done.

    At the same time, Gaius Julius was definitely not a villain; on the contrary, he was kind and forgiving, thereby creating a phantom ideal of a monarch for almost two millennia to come. And here's a quote from Kagan: "Like Caesar, Trump wields influence that eclipses the laws and institutions of government, this influence is based on the unconditional personal loyalty of his army of supporters."

    That is, everything is not just bad - for the United States and not only for them - but as bad as it was on the eve of the arrival of Caesar. This is called systemic collapse. And there is one alarming detail here: Kagan does not say what can and should be done in such a situation. But there is a suspicion that very bad people, driven into a corner, are capable of anything.

    https://ria.ru/20231210/amerika-1914851658.html

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    Post  Kiko Thu Dec 14, 2023 12:56 am

    US House of Representatives approves Biden impeachment inquiry, 12.13.2023.

    US House of Representatives votes to impeach Biden.

    WASHINGTON, December 14 - RIA Novosti. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted in favor of a resolution authorizing further investigation to impeach President Joe Biden, voting results show.
    The resolution received 221 votes in favor and 212 against.

    Previously, this initiative was supported by the relevant committee of the chamber. It directs the Budget, Oversight and Judiciary committees to continue investigating Biden and members of his family to determine whether there are sufficient grounds for impeachment.

    An investigation in the House of Representatives against the American president was launched by the decision of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy , who was soon removed from his post. He started the procedure bypassing voting, which is not necessary at this stage.

    It concerns accusations against Biden of involvement in the foreign business of his son Hunter during the period when the current American leader served as US Vice President in the administration of Barack Obama . The White House strongly denies such accusations.

    As Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Johnson said, commenting on the adopted resolution, testimony and documents indicate that members of the Biden family received millions of dollars from “foreign adversaries.” "Witnesses have spoken of numerous instances of the President's interactions with his family's foreign clients. The President and the White House regularly mislead the public and block our investigation," Johnson said in a statement.

    Johnson called the resolution a "critical step." "While Biden blocks lawful congressional subpoenas, today's decision puts us in a strong position to enforce them through the courts," the speaker added.

    US legislators have the right to subpoena witnesses to congressional hearings; failure to appear on such a subpoena may entail legal consequences and be considered disrespect for authority.

    Biden himself, commenting on the decision of the House of Representatives, accused the Republicans of attacking with lies. "I wake up every day focused on the problems of Americans, the real things that affect their lives, the issues of strength and security of our country in the world. Unfortunately, Republicans in the House of Representatives are not with me," the president said in a statement.

    According to him, Republican opponents are not working for the good of the United States. "Instead of doing everything to help improve the lives of Americans, they are focused on attacking me with lies," Biden said.

    He called the investigation a “baseless political stunt” that legislators are wasting time on.

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    Post  GarryB Thu Dec 14, 2023 3:56 am

    Hilarious, considering the efforts of the Democrats during Trumps time in office and since to kick him out of office or later put him and his family and the people who worked for him in jail.

    They misused these tools and now these tools are being used against them... the real irony is that after all the investigations it was proven there was no Russian interference in US elections at all, but it is pretty clear that Hunter and Creepy Biden were getting money for not doing very much at all... so what were the people giving them money getting out of this?

    The current conflict in Ukraine?

    I suspect they made a fortune on that that made those millions in bribes look like peanuts but they have essentially broken HATO in the process.
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    Post  andalusia Fri Dec 15, 2023 7:11 am

    I personally think this guy is no friend of Russia as he wants Russia to exit its military alliance with China.



    Ramaswamy defends proposal for Putin that would give Russia "some territorial concessions" to end Ukraine war





    GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy said he is proposing giving some concessions to Russia in Ukraine to end the war and expressed confidence that President Vladimir Putin would accept his plan.

    During the CNN town hall in Iowa, the tech entrepreneur said he is proposing a “reasonable end” to the war in Ukraine, emphasizing that it is his position that the war is not advancing American interests.

    He said his deal would “allow Ukraine to come out with sovereignty intact,” but there would be “some territorial concessions of the Russian-speaking regions in eastern Ukraine.”

    Ramaswamy also said his proposal would also include a commitment not to admit Ukraine to NATO — and would have the stipulation that Russia "exits its military alliance" with China.

    Asked what makes him think Russian President Vladimir Putin would be responsive to this plan, Ramaswamy said, “So do I trust Vladimir Putin? Of course not. Is he a craven dictator? Absolutely, he is. But we will trust him to follow his self interest just as he will trust us to follow ours."

    Pressed that if Putin still does not agree to the territorial concessions in the east as Ramaswamy laid out and decided to take the entire country using force, the GOP candidate asserted that he is confident in his ability to negotiate.

    “I think that's a fictitious scenario for a lot of reasons. Part of the reason Putin has been able to seize eastern Ukraine is they have not had the same level of resistance as the rest of Ukraine,” Ramaswamy said, doubling down that people who live in some eastern parts of the country “don’t even view themselves really as part of Ukraine.”

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    Post  Kiko Fri Dec 15, 2023 1:14 pm

    Biden's gang will be destroyed piece by piece, by Dmitry Bavyrin for VZGLYAD. 12.15.2023.

    There is enough evidence of the Biden family's crimes to continue the presidential impeachment trial. Such a resolution was adopted in the House of Representatives. Biden himself called the trial a “political stunt” “based on lies.” Now he, as a mafia don, is faced with a choice: his own son or power. What will Biden choose?

    Of all the issues facing him and the United States, President Joe Biden is most upset and angry about the attacks onhis son Hunter. Therefore, only a few people around the head of state are allowed to raise this topic.

    This is reported by Axios, citing its sources - a publication serious enough to believe at least that it has sources in the White House: some top managers of the portal previously worked directly for Biden. Now their team claims that the president blames himself for his son’s problems: if he had not run for president, there would have been no problems.

    It is quite possible that this is so. But the pangs of conscience cast Joe Biden in a double light.

    On the one hand, he can claim the title of father of the year. Because the president's own record is bad. There is a split in his party over Israel, his expensive projects to “isolate Russia” and “victory Ukraine” are going under, his requests to parliament are met with hostility, his trust rating is as low as ever, and the whole world is laughing at his senile weaknesses because they are shown not just by an elderly person, but as if by the leader of a superpower who wants her to always have the last word.

    Instead of words there are now mutterings from a piece of paper or nervous laughter, when the president is asked sacramental questions about the future of war and peace.

    However, the main thing for him is his son. Biden repeats over and over again that he is proud of his son, although he knows (the whole world already knows about this) that he is a parasite and a scoundrel, who, due to his drug-addicted forgetfulness, I forgot my laptop while it was being repaired, which brought my own father under investigation for impeachment.

    Always stand up for your own. The most valuable thing in life is family. Your blood is your heritage.

    This, by the way, is what traditional values ​​look like. And the Biden family observes them with sacred reverence, like the Corleone family.

    This is the second side: the father’s touching concerns can be called corruption at the highest level, tribalism and clannishness, especially since James Biden, the brother of the current president, also participated in Biden Jr.’s influence trading schemes for Biden Sr. He and Hunter were credited with transfers from businessmen from China, Romania and Ukraine for at least $24 million.

    One tenth of the transaction amount was owed to a certain “big guy,” as Hunter called him in personal correspondence. It’s hard to doubt that the “big guy” is the current president. It is unlikely that any other “big guy” would tolerate the “schematism” of the other two Bidens, unless he is their closest relative.

    The question that the US House of Representatives has been trying to clarify for five months now comes down to this: was Hunter Biden a fraudster who made money on a parent's name "in the dark", or was he acting as part of a family gang, and customers got what they paid for - lobbying by the Vice President (then Vice President) of the United States of America.
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    This is a fairly simple question, the answer to which was obvious several years ago, when the contents of Hunter's laptop hit the media. The Bidens’ line of defense was that all the compromising evidence from personal correspondence was “Russian propaganda.” This argument no longer works, but each new fact revealed by the House of Representatives only adds minor details to a clear picture. It is already known that Biden Sr. was in contact with his son’s business partners, although he denied it. Apparently, he relied on the power of pseudonyms and additional mailboxes, but they were “burned” long ago.

    This “black cat gang” has been taking a disgustingly long time to be cut into pieces, and the House resolution passed on Wednesday already sounds like a mockery. What was previously announced as a “resolution of impeachment” turned out to be a resolution by the rules committee to “conduct further investigation with a view to impeachment,” rather than impeachment itself.

    All Republicans were for it, all Democrats were against it. Similar unanimity can be expected in the final vote in the lower house of Congress, and then in the upper house. The scenario suggests that the House of Representatives will approve everything, but the Republicans will not get 67 votes (or two-thirds) of senators. That is, formally the impeachment will be carried out, but Biden will remain in office.

    True, not for very long, only for a year: according to the latest opinion polls, Donald Trump is ahead of Biden by at least five percentage points in seven so-called undecided states that determine the outcome of the election. And yet, a presidential pension is not a dishonorable resignation.

    It is still not very clear how the huge Democratic Party can not have a “Plan B” and allow it to happen that its only candidate and main hope is a deep and, apparently, deeply corrupt old man who forgets his own biography along the way.

    This could be part of back-door bargaining between elites in both parties or a strategic Democratic retreat. Suddenly they decided to blame America’s accumulated problems on the Republicans (from the storming of the southern borders by migrants to the conflict in Ukraine) and go into opposition in order to mock from the sidelines and try to return their man to the White House four years later.

    By that time, Biden Sr. risks completely losing touch with reality, but Hunter Biden risks differently: he faces a real and significant prison sentence for non-payment of taxes on those same 24 million from the Chinese-Romanian business. This is a very toxic accusation, because in America both the law and society are strict with those who pay taxes poorly. Filling out the declaration is a difficult annual task for most families, so the elderly major Hunter has a reason for these families to hate both him and the entire cunning Biden clan.

    Hunter will also be charged with contempt of Congress for failing to appear when summoned to testify in the impeachment trial. More precisely, he showed up, but only reached the door. From there, the major and alcoholic addressed journalists with a speech, from which it followed that political reprisals were being prepared against his father, an honest man. Execute me, they say, but don’t touch the president.

    The son is for the father, as the father is for the son. This is a case where an unlucky offspring ruins the career of a parent who previously raised him poorly. The hackneyed plot did not go well with one of the main families of the United States. However, the reason I didn’t go is that the Bidens are among the main ones in the United States.

    The White House has already announced that the president will not issue a pardon for Hunter if the court verdict is guilty. But one should not assume that the Bidens’ honor is more valuable than family ties. In the worst case scenario, Hunter will simply flee the United States to continue playing the role of a political refugee.

    His father cannot pardon him, since this affects his partners in politics and business - another part of the inner circle, where the elderly president is not just a father, but a “godfather.” Escape will preserve the internal reputation of the company and the unity of the family - the main value of Joe Biden.

    But it seems that nothing can save his power. At least legally. 

    True, the law is not what stops the Biden clan.

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    Post  GarryB Sat Dec 16, 2023 4:32 am

    I personally think this guy is no friend of Russia as he wants Russia to exit its military alliance with China.

    He is no friend of the US of A either because what he is basically saying is that the US is right and is doing everything right but to remain in power and in control it needs to damage China which is growing too fast and the best way to damage China in his view is to rip Russia away from China which would take food and energy and other resources away from China that China needs to continue to grow and develop.

    He wants to throw bread crumbs at Russia and offer Russia a seat on the HMS Titanic on her first and last cruise in an effort to damage China and limit her growth and development.

    The reality is that China is going to grow anyway and how it treats other countries will really depend on how they treat China. With the west it is the student teacher relationship where the teacher teaches and the student listens and learns. The problem with this is that the teacher in this case is selfish and ignorant and wants the student to pay for his decadent lifestyle.

    China and Russia are different but that is OK. The US wants to be special... but if its efforts to isolate China and Russia are failing, what they are succeeding in is isolating the west from the rest of the world who are sick of their BS. Especially their flexible morality and total lack of ethics... the west has done more to destroy democracy and freedom in the world than any other group of countries.

    Ramaswamy defends proposal for Putin that would give Russia "some territorial concessions" to end Ukraine war

    It is funny the US thinks it will get any say at all... when their sock puppet government collapses and less extremist people get power the Americans and their bitches will flee the country before they get strung up for their crimes, and then the Russians and the locals can talk and sort out referendums for the next five years and then in five years time they can have another vote about what has happened and where they are and how they want to move forward.

    The EU and US have proven to be a force for war and death and have no place at the table deciding the future and peace and development and growth.

    The west does war and anarchy.

    Ramaswamy also said his proposal would also include a commitment not to admit Ukraine to NATO — and would have the stipulation that Russia "exits its military alliance" with China.

    Still dictating terms in a war you are losing. How about Russia says no to that stipulation and adds a stipulation of their own that the US leaves HATO and removes all of their military bases from Europe and from Asia.

    The US would save a lot of money in that deal.

    Ramaswamy said, “So do I trust Vladimir Putin? Of course not. Is he a craven dictator? Absolutely, he is. But we will trust him to follow his self interest just as he will trust us to follow ours."

    Why would Putin even give this idiot the time of day? You call a foreign leader a craven dictator and then expect to negotiate with the guy. This prick is just another arrogant arse hole trying to look like he knows what he is talking about.

    The US has had dozens of opportunities to prevent and stop this conflict going back more than a decade and every time they thought they could damage Russia and remove Putin from power and kill some Russians so they chose war. Why would Putin listen to them now they are clearly losing and their proxy side is close to collapse?

    True, the law is not what stops the Biden clan.

    Lets hope when the US judicial system is done with the Biden clan that the Clinton clan gets the scrutiny it deserves too... so many skeletons in that closet...

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    Post  andalusia Sat Dec 16, 2023 1:39 pm

    Garry, Russia should simply accept the harsh reality that the United States is an poisonous enemy of Russia. There will never be good relations the United States as it is an arrogant country because of its wealth.
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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic Sat Dec 16, 2023 3:49 pm

    That is why current American politicians are a  bunch of morons.

    During the cold war important American politicians and diplomats did not offend soviet leaders and did not call during public statements Soviet Union as an enemy country.

    Today's morons continuously offend russian politicians, they wish the worse for every russian citizen which do not  prostate to them and rinnegate everything russian and do not have a clue on the actual  realities...

    It is a recipe for disaster.

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    Post  Hole Sat Dec 16, 2023 5:02 pm

    The open mic incident from Reagan was a big scandal at the time.
    Today it´s business as usual.

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    Post  GarryB Sun Dec 17, 2023 2:45 am

    Garry, Russia should simply accept the harsh reality that the United States is an poisonous enemy of Russia. There will never be good relations the United States as it is an arrogant country because of its wealth.

    Never say never.

    Currently there are arrogant arseholes in power in the west who think they are acting in the best interests of their country by acting tough and strong when talking to Russia or China. They openly say things like getting leverage so they can go into talks from a position of strength.

    Diplomacy is about give and take and talking things through and getting to understand what they want and need and getting across what you want and need and finding some sort of compromise where both sides get what they need and some of what they wanted without one side getting everything and the other side getting nothing.... like Israel with the Palestinians for example.

    When western countries start to collapse perhaps there will be a bit of retrospective and analysis to work out what went wrong and why, and first and foremost that powerful countries like Russia and China deserve and will expect respect if you ever want to negotiate anything with them ever again.

    Sunak called Xi a dictator and then went to China looking for a trade deal... they didn't even talk to him.

    You expect that from idiots but all western politicians seem to be idiots... in their own countries they appear tough and cool and popular by calling Putin and Xi monsters, but what plays well at home wont play well in Russia or China.

    HATO countries were the same with Trump... western politicians in Europe were forming a queue to say that Hillary was going to win and no doubt about it because what idiot would vote for Trump... Trump was a joke to them because they are liberal idiots who love the smell of their own farts.

    When he got elected and went over there he was rude... and talked about not really needing HATO at all and they were shocked because it was months after they called him an idiot that had no chance of winning the election in the US because he was a retard.

    I thought he was too nice to those bastards.

    The funny thing that the west forgets was how they spoke about him before the election, and his behaviour was just him being him.

    They talk about Putin and Xi like they are monsters too yet expect to get respect from them when they speak.

    Putin and Lavrov have already basically said they are done with the west and it is up to the west to make concessions and to approach Russia if they want to talk now because otherwise Russia is just not interested.

    The US can't continue to spend and borrow... the lenders are going to stop lending and will demand assets in payment because the US dollar wont have any value at all.

    Think about what that is going to do to your savings... people are going to start trying to buy gold or silver or platinum or land because soon the cash is not going to have any value at all... which is going to be like jumping off a cliff... and US politicians would rather squabble over who to send US taxpayers money to... do you send it to just Israel, or to Taiwan and Ukraine too? You wont be getting any of it back.

    Today's morons continuously offend russian politicians,

    They have no respect for any ones politicians, so how can anyone respect them?

    The US needs to wake up and realise it is not sitting on top of a mountain looking down at everyone else... the land has subsided and is continuing to sink and if they are not respectful of other growing countries they might open up the slip gates and let sea water cover you up...

    The US acts like Russia and China and other BRICS countries are out to destroy them, but the only country destroying the US is the US and its own policies of sanctions and misuse of its power leading to other countries actively trying to get rid of the ropes the west uses to control other countries.
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    Post  lancelot Sun Dec 17, 2023 1:39 pm



    Corruption and influence peddling in Biden family.

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