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ICE: Northern California arsonist is illegal alien twice sent back to Mexico

Reporting for Breitbart on Oct. 19, 2017, Michelle Moons cites U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan — that an illegal alien named Jesus Fabian Gonzalez had been arrested for setting a fire in northern California’s Sonoma County.

The Sonoma County wildfires are part of the still-ongoing terrible inferno in Northern California which had killed at least 42 people, burned more than 213,000 acres, destroyed 5,700 homes and businesses, and made homeless thousands of people and their companion animals. Although many evacuations have been lifted, tens of thousands of people still remain evacuated. (Source)

Moons writes that Acting Director Homan:

“confirmed on Thursday [October 19] that a man arrested in connection with setting a fire in Sonoma County Wine Country is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been twice returned to his ‘home country.’

Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made ‘by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,’ according to Homan.

Sonoma County [like all of the state of California] is considered a sanctuary jurisdiction and does not fully cooperate with federal immigration officials. That includes not honoring ICE detainer requests. ‘ICE was never notified of Mr. Gonzalez’ various releases,’ Homan wrote in the statement regarding Gonzalez.

There were several fires in the region, and it is not clear what role the fires Gonzalez allegedly set played in the overall disaster.

Breitbart reporter Moons then quotes verbatim ICE Acting Director Tom Homan’s public statement:

“Once again, a non-cooperative jurisdiction has left their community vulnerable to dangerous individuals and preventable crimes. ICE lodged a detainer against Jesus Gonzalez with Sonoma County jail officials on October 16, following his arrest on felony charges for maliciously setting fire to a property. This is especially troubling in light of the massive wildfires already devastating the region. Over the past year, ICE has lodged detainers against Mr. Gonzalez after four separate arrests by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges. ICE was never notified of Mr. Gonzalez’ various releases. Additionally, Mr. Gonzales has been returned to his home country of Mexico on two separate occasions. The residents of Sonoma County, and the state of California, deserve better than policies that expose them to avoidable dangers. Non-cooperation policies – now enshrined in California state law – ensure only one thing: criminals who would otherwise be deported will be released and left free to reoffend as they please.”

Note this sentence by Moons:

“There were several fires in the region, and it is not clear what role the fires Gonzalez allegedly set played in the overall disaster.

In complete disregard of the above sentence, the Left are on a tear, trashing Moons’ report as scurrilous fake news. 

Writing for Carbonated.TV, Ramsha Sadiq Khan calls Breitbart “a conspiracy theory website run by white nationalist Stephen Bannon” and Moons’ report as “right wing media falsely claims an immigrant started CA fire“.

Khan quotes Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano‘s statement in a televised press conference “in an effort to shut down the baseless speculations”:

There is a story out there that [Gonzalez] is the arsonist in these fires. That’s not the case. There is no indication he is related to these fires at all. … I wanted to kill that speculation right now, so we didn’t have things running too far out of control.”

The only problem is Breitbart reporter Moons never said Gonzalez had set all the wildfires of the ongoing inferno in Northern California.

Once again, this is what Moons, citing the Acting Director of federal agency ICE, wrote — that on October 16, an illegal alien named Jesus Fabian Gonzalez was arrested on suspicion for setting a fire in Sonoma County, but that while there were several fires in the region, “it is not clear what role the fires Gonzales allegedly set played in the overall disaster.

In fact, Khan himself wrote that Jesus Gonzalez indeed had “started the fire” in Sonoma County:

“Jesus Fabian Gonzales [sic] . . . reportedly started the fire to keep himself warm and was carrying a fire extinguisher and lighter at the time, according to the officials. The sheriff’s department has since verified the fire was so small that a deputy had extinguished most of it himself before firefighters arrived.”

But Breitbart News has a different account than Khan’s.

Chriss Street reports for for Breitbart, October 16, 2017:

“Sonoma County Sheriffs had arrested Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, 29, at Maxwell Regional Park in Sonoma County after a series of reports of ongoing fires in the region. Mr. Gonzalez was observed around 3:00 p.m. PDT wearing a jacket and walking ‘out of the creek area and a plume of smoke behind him,’ according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

Mr. Gonzalez, who is homeless and reportedly known by law enforcement to have been living under a nearby bridge, claimed he was cold and had lit the fire to stay warm. But it was a balmy 78 degrees when he and the plume of smoke were first observed.”

In other words, what Moons, citing the deputy director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, reported is entirely consistent with the accounts by Khan and Sheriff Giordano, which is that a twice-deported illegal alien from Mexico named Jesus Gonzalez ignited a fire in Sonoma County — one of many fires that became the raging Northern California inferno.

And so if anyone is engaged in writing and disseminating fake news and making baseless accusations, it is Carbonated.TV’s Ramsha Sadiq Khan and Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano.

H/t FOTM‘s CP

~Eowyn

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Project Veritas undercover exposé: NYT editor admits he is anti-Trump and a violent Antifa

We already have plenty of evidence of the MSM’s blatant and apologetic partisanship, and their campaign of destruction against President Trump. See:

Now, in another brilliant undercover sting, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has captured on video New York Times editor Nicholas Dudich‘s admission that, contrary to journalism’s professional obligation to be objective, not only is he not objective about President Trump in his NYT job, he deliberately targets Trump’s businesses in order to “bring him down”.

As the New York Times‘ audience strategy editor, Dudich is the gatekeeper of the Times‘ videos, in charge of placing videos on other platforms, such as Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. As he put it, “My voice is on every . . . my imprint is on every video we do.”

A former campaign operative for Obama and Hillary Clinton, Dudich also admits to be a former member of Antifa — the leftwing group identified as “domestic terrorists” by an April 2016 joint confidential report of the Obama administration’s FBI and DHS. Dudich also claims to be former FBI director James Comey’s godson.

Here’s the Project Veritas undercover video:

Some choice quotes from the mouth of Dudich:

(1) He went into journalism in order to continue his former work on the presidential campaigns of Obama and Hillary Clinton presidential campaigns, which Dudich calls “keep doing shit”:

“Obama in 2012 I worked with, on the Obama campaign in 2012. And then I worked on the Obama campaign in 2008 doing social media. Like I have that background, so when Hillary Clinton in 2016, they needed someone to . . . help them do video and how to make it heartfelt for Clinton. . . . Like, after the Clinton campaign, I’m like, no, I need to get back into news and keep doing shit because, like, this isn’t going to change.”

(2) In his work for the NYT, Dudich deliberately targets Trump’s businesses to bring him down:

“I’d target his [President Trump’s] businesses, his dumb fuck of a son, Donald Jr., and Eric, so they’re running Trump, like, the Trump business. I target that. Get people to boycott going to his hotels. Boycott. So a lot of the Trump brands, if you can ruin the Trump brand, and you put pressure on his business and you start investigating his business and you start shutting it down, or they’re hacking and other things. He cares about his business more than he cares about being President. He would resign. Or he’d lash out and do something incredibly illegal, which he would have to.”

(3) Dudich knows he’s in violation of the New York Times‘ professional ethics, specifically Section 62 of the Times’ Handbook on Ethical Journalism forbidding staff members from doing anything that might raise questions about their professional neutrality or that of the Times:

“Like, as a journalist, I’m not able to give any money to any political organization, I’m not able to volunteer for any political organization, I’m not able to work for any nonprofit or charity. Like, there’s a lot of guidelines and ethics.”

“I was, like, I saw the threat [posed by Trump] and I was, like, I want to do something . . . because Trump was . . . and still is a threat . . . to everything.

(4) Claiming former FBI director James Comey as his godfather, Dudich knows he has a conflict of interest because his behavior violates NYT‘s Section 107 that forbids staff members from writing or editing material or making news judgment people to whom they are related by blood or marriage, or with whom they have close person relationships:

James Comey “is my godfather . . . . My dad and mom knew him and his wife for a really long time  . . . No one at the Times has any idea about it.  So any time we [NYT] clip something from, whether it’s, like, the Sessions hearing or the Comey hearing, like, I should have recused myself, but I’m not ever telling anybody there that I have a tie with that, or else I don’t know if they’ll [NYT] keep me on.”

(5) He claims to have been recruited by the FBI to join Antifa and engaged in violence:

“Yeah, I used to be an Antifa punk once upon a time. I used to go after Nazi punks. I have punched neo-Nazis, many of them. [Pointing at a scar on his right hand] Actually, that is from a neo-Nazi’s tooth. Living in northeast Florida, pretty much southern Georgia, lot of neo-Nazis and a lot of KKK people. So I had fun. They’d start shit, I’m like I get to hit you. I’m so excited.”

Dudich then refused to “confirm or deny” that his godfather Comey knew about him being an Antifa who goes around punching people, because he doesn’t want to answer the question, “Did the FBI ask me to do that stuff?”

He then answered his own question:

“Why do you think I did it? [i.e, punching so-called neo-Nazis] I joined that stuff [Antifa] for them. I was an [FBI] asset. So it was intelligence gathering, seeing if they were, what their agenda was, whether they’re a threat or not.”

(6) Dudich says “some” members of Antifa are a threat to the United States for their “domestic terrorism,” which is consistent with the Obama administration’s FBI/DHS report in April 2016.

(7) Admits he lied about being Comey’s godson:

Project Veritas asked Dudich’s father and aunt. Both say they don’t know that Dudich is James Comey’s godson. Dudich Sr. says his son “was embellishing” when he claimed that the Dudich and Comey families are close, and that Dudich Sr. does not even know Comey.

The Project Veritas undercover journalist who had interviewed Nick Dudich then confronted him with what his father said, and asked how much of what Dudich told her is true. Dudich answered, “some,” and said he’s “not sure” why he would lie about Comey. He then said Comey is not his godfather and that he said it because “It’s a good story.”

O’Keefe concludes that the fact that Dudich admitted he’d lied about being Comey’s godson is very troublesome because Dudich is a “gatekeeper” of the New York Times. All of which raises legitimate questions about the Times‘ journalistic integrity.

In response to the video, New York Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha, released this statement:

Based on what we’ve seen in the Project Veritas video, it appears that a recent hire in a junior position violated our ethical standards and misrepresented his role. In his role at The Times, he was responsible for posting already published video on other platforms and was never involved in the creation or editing of Times videos. We are reviewing the situation now.

Ha’s words are hollow, given the New York Times‘ track record. See:

O’Keefe promises that the Dudich sting is only the beginning of more Project Veritas exposés on the New York Times, so get your popcorn ready!

H/t Will Shanley & FOTM‘s CP.

~Eowyn

The dead and injured of Las Vegas shooting massacre

The term “false flag” has its origins in naval warfare where a flag other than the belligerent’s true battle flag is used as a ruse de guerre.

As the term is used in contemporary America, a false flag is an event that is contrived and manipulated by the authorities to achieve a covert agenda, e.g., gun control. The intended result is a “rallying around the flag” effect, wherein an inflamed populace is mobilized to support the preconceived agenda. The public is given an untruthful version of the event by government and/or the media, whether it be about the perpetrator(s) and/or victim(s). That real people actually died or were injured doesn’t mean the event isn’t a false flag.

Admittedly, if the October 1, 2017 Las Vegas shooting massacre in which 58 people were killed and more than 500 wounded was a false flag, it would mean there are people in government who could kill innocent people and inflict trauma on the American people to achieve their ends. That, in turn, means that our government is in the hands of people so diabolical, calling them psychopaths does not begin to describe what they are. That is a frightening thought.

But it is a thought not entirely alien to America’s Founding Fathers who fashioned a polity based on a view of human nature as inherently selfish instead of benign, and of government as a necessary evil that must be constrained and delimited. To quote James Madison in The Federalist No. 51:

“What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external or internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”

Even with checks and balances in place, the U.S. government is known to have undertaken and planned false flags. An example is the Gulf of Tonkin incident on August 4, 1964. We were told that the North Vietnamese, without provocation, attacked the U.S.S. Maddox and U.S.S. Turner Joy destroyers. Congress took the bait and passed a joint resolution giving President Lyndon Johnson a free ticket to wage war in Vietnam by pre-approving military deployments without a declaration of war. It turned out no Vietnamese boats were even in the gulf at the time of the alleged attack.

Then there was Operation Northwoods, a false flag of stunning scope, audacity and deviousness which was proposed in 1962 by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and approved by the head of every branch of the armed forces. The proposals called for government operatives to undertake acts of terrorism against U.S. military and civilian targets in Guantanamo Bay, Miami, other Florida cities, and even in Washington, D.C. Those acts would include sinking U.S. ships, having fake Cuban MIGs attack a U. S. Air Force aircraft, hijacking and shooting down a chartered civil airliner, and gunning down civilians in the streets. The attacks would be blamed on the Fidel Castro government, which would be used as pretexts for a “military intervention” against Cuba. Thankfully, President John F. Kennedy rejected the proposals.

See “Operation Northwoods: A true U.S. government conspiracy for those who mock conspiracy theories“.

Recall that the two defining and necessary conditions for a false flag incident are:

  1. The public is given an untruthful version of the event,
  2. The purpose of which is to achieve some covert agenda.

For an event to be a false flag doesn’t mean that there are no real deaths or injuries. Don’t make the mistake of radical skepticism — dismissing, without good solid reasons, any and all reports of deaths. Seeking the truth doesn’t mean we must be heartless. Instead, the rule of thumb is to go where the Truth leads us.

Below is visual evidence of the shooting carnage on October 1, 2017:

(1) A picture of the dead and wounded laying on the litter-strewn grounds of the Route 91 Harvest country-music festival, across the street from the Mandalay Bay hotel, from where we are told the automatic weapon shots originated.

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I’ve cropped the above pic and enlarged the crop to get a better view of the dead/injured bodies. Do they look real to you?

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(2) An on-the-ground video of the dead and injured, taken from the perspective of a man walking through the concert grounds, trying to help the wounded, as he periodically cries out, “EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)! Where’s EMT?”

0:24 mark: Large pool of blood

0:28: another large pool of blood under the head of a dead woman.

1:04: a dead man in an American-flag t-shirt.

See also:

~Eowyn

How Fake News Lies Nonverbally

Very Fake News

It is worth noting that this kind of deception is done a lot on the alphabet networks.

What I’m Not Doing Today

In keeping with my last post I am deliberately ignoring the news today.

This isn’t something I usually do, but it might be good to make it a new rule. Fox, CNN, and MSNBC are doing 24/7 hand wringing right now over North Korea. How can I benefit from being attached to this story line?

So instead, I will spend some time drawing closer to the Lord, who is the only one capable of giving us peace. My mental prescription of choice today: Psalms 23, 27, 46 and 91.

The sky already looks better, the flowers brighter, and my outlook more hopeful.

Bye bye FoxNews.

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” – Isaiah 26:3

 

Why no one trusts the media: They are now laser-focused on how Trump eats his steak

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From Popsugar: It’s no secret that Donald Trump’s diet is not exactly nutritionist recommended, but the president’s steak-eating habits in particular have people talking more and more lately. Trump prefers to order his steak well done, and at a dinner at the BLT Steakhouse, the restaurant inside the Trump Hotel in Washington DC, he reportedly dipped it in ketchup, too.

“The president ordered a well-done steak. An aged New York strip. He ate it with ketchup as he always does,” a waiter at the restaurant said, according to the Independent Journal Review’s report of Trump’s dinner at his steakhouse.

And now Anthony Bourdain isn’t the only one judging Trump for his steak preferences. Not only are people calling Trump out on Twitter, but some people are also pointing out that Trump’s habits might speak to a larger mentality.

Eater has analyzed Trump’s steak habits even further in an op-ed about why the way Donald Trump eats his steak matters, saying, “A person who won’t eat his steak any doneness but well is a person who won’t entertain the notion that there could be a better way. A person who refuses to try something better is a person who will never make things good.” The opinion piece points out that this eating habit might imply a fear of risk-taking and adaptability.

What do you think about the whole conversation: are people taking it too far, or does the fact that Trump orders his steak well done (with ketchup) bother you?

Here’s my answer: Keep up this insane baloney and you’re going to have another four years of a Trump presidency to whine about!

DCG

Stuff it: UN human rights chief says Trump’s attack on media “dangerous”

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Zeid all of a sudden concerned with “human rights”

“Freedom of the press” doesn’t give them the right to intentionally misquote and represent what Trump says. Why don’t you stick to what you know best: wasting U.S. taxpayer money.

From NY Post: US President Donald Trump’s criticism of journalists amounts to an attack on the freedom of the press and could provoke violence against reporters, the United Nations’ human rights chief said Wednesday.

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said Trump had also made worrying remarks about women, Mexicans and Muslims, and he went on to question the president’s approach to immigration and decision to pardon former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio.

There was no immediate response from the White House on the wide-ranging rebuke of Trump’s repeated references to the “fake media” and some of his other statements and decisions.

“It’s really quite amazing when you think that freedom of the press, not only sort of a cornerstone of the US Constitution but very much something that the United States defended over the years, is now itself under attack from the president,” the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said.

“It’s sort of a stunning turnaround. And ultimately the sequence is a dangerous one,” he told a news conference in Geneva.

Referring to the New York Times, Washington Post and CNN, he added: “To call these news organizations ’fake’ does tremendous damage and to refer to individual journalists in this way, I have to ask the question, is this not an incitement for others to attack journalists?”

Zeid voiced concern that a journalist from the Guardian had been “assaulted in the United States most recently” but gave no details.

Trump rounded on journalists last week, calling them “truly dishonest people” and criticizing their coverage of a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia and the political fallout from his comments that violence there was caused by “many sides.”

Nazi salutes, swastikas, anti-Semitic slurs and racist references to African-Americans had “no place in the United States or beyond,” Zeid said in his first comments on the events in Charlottesville.

Trump has also made worrying remarks about women, Mexicans and Muslims, “mocked a person with disabilities publicly” and issued a directive on a transgender ban in the military, he said.

“The president prides himself as a taboo breaker, indeed his supporters see him as such. But at the time I expressed my feeling that this was grossly irresponsible, because it has consequences, it emboldens those who may think similarly to sharpen their assaults on these communities,” he said.

Zeid voiced deep concern at Trump’s pardon of Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt in a racial profiling case that highlighted tensions over immigration policy.

“Does the president support racial profiling, of Latinos in particular, does he support abuse of prisoners? Arpaio referred at one stage to the open-air prison that he set up as a concentration camp, he later recanted, said it was a joke,” Zeid said. “Does the president support this? These actions have consequences.”

Zeid, comparing the leadership role of a US president to a bus driver, said: ”I almost feel that the president is driving the bus of humanity and we’re careening down a mountain path.

“And in taking these measures, at least from a human rights perspective, it seems to be reckless driving.”

DCG