Brant Gaede

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  1. 21 hours ago, Peter said:

    Michael wrote: Notice that Dorsey said after they finish with "this one account" (Trump's), they are going to focus on QAnon and the process will go on for weeks. end quote

    This has been discussed, but . . . Objectivists promote laissez-faire and property rights. Should common carriers be allowed to ban President Trump from access? I am interested how “fans of Rand” think about this issue. Peter

    Some background from Microsoft Bing. What are common carriers? Some common carriers transport goods for other businesses and others provide transport for members of the general public. Some businesses that may be classified as common carriers include taxi services, trucking companies, rail freight services, waste removal services, couriers, vehicle towing services, and air freight services.

    Is telecommunications a common carrier? Under U.S. law, telecommunications services are classified as common carriers, as are many oil and gas pipeline operators. Common carriers provide essential public services and thus can face more state and interstate regulations and more government scrutiny.

    Foreign Ownership Rules and Policies for Common Carrier ... www.fcc.gov › general › foreign-ownership-rules-and-policies-common-carrier... Section 310(b) contains specific restrictions on who can hold a broadcast, common carrier, or aeronautical radio station license. Sections 310(b)(1) and (b)(2) prohibit any alien or representative, and any foreign-organized corporation, respectively, from holding a broadcast, common carrier, aeronautical radio license . . .

    You can't let these at war with us folks off the hook with libertarian property rights theory because we are on a de facto war footing. We Are At War. 

    --Brant

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  2. 13 minutes ago, Brant Gaede said:

    War correspondent Michael Von says Trump will not invoke the Insurrection Act and you "can take that to the bank." He didn't say why. Von knows a lot of American generals.

    --Brant

    The Insurrection Act is a tiger you cannot dismount. The Trump haters are demonstrating he's already on the back of the tiger.

    --Brant

  3. 4 hours ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

    Finally President Trump makes a speech.

    In this speech, he refers to the upcoming Biden administration.

    That's a downer. But to counterbalance this, there is a theory going around that this posture is being used by President Trump, Chris Miller, etc., in order to get things in place to spring the Insurrection Act.

    For example, President Trump has already declared a state of emergency in Washington DC. And Chris Miller is the one who summoned the National Guard. They are under the control of the respective states they come from until the Insurrection Act is invoked. Thus, according to the theory, they will be used to protect President Trump from left wing attacks once it becomes clear Biden will not be sworn in and President Trump will. 

    This is speculation, of course, but this is also how asymmetric warfare is fought--let your enemies do what you need doing. From what people are saying, Washington DC looks like a battle zone right now during the preparation stage. And since nobody will be going to the inauguration, it's weird.

    And, to reinforce this theory, Lin Wood posted this on Telegram.

    That video of the soldiers being deployed shows Lin has friends there.

    Michael

    War correspondent Michael Von says Trump will not invoke the Insurrection Act and you "can take that to the bank." He didn't say why. Von knows a lot of American generals.

    --Brant

  4. 5 hours ago, Ellen Stuttle said:

    Raskin  is a main pusher of the impeach-Trump effort.

     

    Baxter Dmitry is easily debunkable.  He's known to make stuff up.  There's been discussion about him on OL (haven’t time now to look for it).

    If Lin says he’s seen video evidence, however, I expect he has.

    Horrible as it is to think of the mutilation murdering of a child, I think it’s clear that such things did happen on Epstein's island.  If Hillary Clinton is on documentably genuine video as being guilty of such horror, yeah.

    Ellen

    PS: Today is one of the days when I have to make a long journey to and from the clinic where I get an injection in my left eye.  The eye hurts like hell, after the anesthetic wears off, and is dilated for hours, making seeing difficult, so I'm going to be missing the real-time unfolding of the next multiple hours of today's events.  Rats.

    "See" y'all when I can again.

     

     

    5 hours ago, Ellen Stuttle said:

    Raskin  is a main pusher of the impeach-Trump effort.

     

    Baxter Dmitry is easily debunkable.  He's known to make stuff up.  There's been discussion about him on OL (haven’t time now to look for it).

    If Lin says he’s seen video evidence, however, I expect he has.

    Horrible as it is to think of the mutilation murdering of a child, I think it’s clear that such things did happen on Epstein's island.  If Hillary Clinton is on documentably genuine video as being guilty of such horror, yeah.

    Ellen

    PS: Today is one of the days when I have to make a long journey to and from the clinic where I get an injection in my left eye.  The eye hurts like hell, after the anesthetic wears off, and is dilated for hours, making seeing difficult, so I'm going to be missing the real-time unfolding of the next multiple hours of today's events.  Rats.

    "See" y'all when I can again.

     

    I know a lady who gets an eye injection once a month. The injection hurt. She then told the doctor next time I don't want to feel it and she didn't 

    --Brant

  5. On 12/19/2020 at 1:17 PM, Mark said:

    In one of Yaron Brook’s recent podcasts he refers to Giuliani’s claim of a spurious extra 156,000 votes for Biden in Michigan (though Brook mentions only the vote count not the state).  Brook then says

    (1) Giuliani later retracted the claim.

    (2)  The extra votes in fact went in the opposite direction, that is, at first they went to Trump when they should have gone to Biden.

    Brook also says that Giuliani has retracted other of his claims but he doesn’t elaborate.

    Is any of that true?  I don’t think Giuliani made the 156,000 claim Brook says he did, and hasn’t retracted any of his allegations.

    Here is Brook himself:

    “Even Rudy’s retracting his, some of his earlier claims because it turns out, there was there’s this one example: where uh they they uh, there’s a tweet. Let me let me just find this um. There was a tweet where there were a hundred and something thousand votes right. Um hundred thousand something thousand votes that supposedly like this just flipped uh increased in in Biden’s case. So so there so there’s a tweet or a Facebook announcement saying look, here’s the picture before and then 10 minutes later you know, nothing’s changed and Biden has an extra 156,000 votes or something like that, and um. And what’s up with this and then everybody retweets it and people comment on it and everything, and then later on, it turns that, Yes, there was an adjustment made because of some clerical error and somebody had forgot a zero and they adjusted it and they made the adjustment. It also turns out that they got the two screenshots the other way around and actually the extra 156,000 votes went to Trump, not to Biden, and it turns out that everything about the story was wrong.”

    Why quote this nothingness? He's not even worth criticizing any more about anything.

    --Brant

  6. 11 hours ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

    If Kamala per chance did become President Trump's VP (which I seriously doubt will happen), I know what I would do if I were him.

    I would send her on constant world tours representing the USA. She could see to the climate change interests of the USA in different part of the Artic and Antarctica, the Easter Islands, Tristan da Cunha, the Cocos Islands, Ittoqqortoormiit in Greenland, and a few other important strategic areas around the globe.

    Also, I would create new facilities for the Office of the Vice President on St. Matthew Island in Alaska and have her run her day to day business from there.

    :)

    Michael 

    Very funny. However, the VP does not serve at the pleasure of the President.

    --Brant

  7. 2 hours ago, Ellen Stuttle said:

    Where is "that civics post"?

     


    The linked "Newsmax article" is dated October 7, 2020, and pertains to the possibility of an Electoral College tie.

     

    I suppose this would apply as well to a Contingent Election.

    Ick if Harris was Trump's VP.

    Ellen

    Keep your friends close. Keep your enemies closer.

    --Brant

    that's the way to do it, power for nothing and the chick's for free

  8. 24 minutes ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

    Peter,

    Just checking.

    Do you have any worries about election fraud and voter fraud on the scale it was carried out?

    Also, I wouldn't be concerned if martial law would be called treason. The power to invoke martial law has strict conditions and it is Constitutional. Notice that Lin Wood's call for marital law is conditioned by the statement, "if the US Courts and Congress do not follow the US Constitution."

    On the other hand, committing large-scale election fraud is not Constitutional. The people who did that actually do have to worry about having committed treason. And they don't have to worry about being called traitors on a partisan divide. They have to be worried about being called traitors in a court of law.

    Without due process?

    I don't know where your information is coming from, but it's not from anything based on US law.

    Michael

    I believe any Federal judge can swear in a President, at least if it's constitutional.

    --Brant