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Hillary Clinton’s pollster Benenson Strategy Group says she is tanking; Trump supporters unstoppable

On October 18, 2016, the hacker(s) Anonymous claims that “a source inside the [Hillary] Clinton campaign has leaked an internal polling document that shows her support is gone”.

The document is a report titled Salvage Program from the Benenson Strategy Group, the pollster and strategist for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. The report looks professional and credible. It’s called Salvage Program because its goal is to “salvage” — to rescue, save, recover, restore — Hillary’s campaign, which is tanking.

In the words of the report (my words are in green):

“At this point Donald Trump has both momentum and enthusiasm. Distrust in the mainstream media is blunting the impact of the collective polling narrative [which implies that the polls we are told are fraudulent — their data manufactured to favor Hillary]. As Election Day approaches, Hillary Clinton’s favorable ratings have crashed to historic lows (12%) in non-partisans and Donald Trump is consolidating support (97% of LV Republican-identifying respondents are either enthusiastic or very enthusiastic about voting for Trump).”

Before we go any further, let’s take a look at what Benenson Strategy Group is, so as to determine if the Salvage Program report is credible.

To begin, an AFP report on Oct. 19, 2016 names Joel Benenson as a pollster for Hillary Clinton and quotes him:

“we don’t appear to be generating the excitement or a sense of a fresh, new candidacy we had hoped for.”


Wikipedia identifies Benenson Strategy Group (BSG) as “a strategic consulting firm,” i.e., a company that uses polling data to provide advice on political strategy to politicians, political parties, and business corporations. The CEO (and presumably the founder) of BSG is Joel Benenson, 64 — a “pollster and consultant known for his role as a strategist for Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. He is currently the chief strategist for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.” Born “in New York City to a Jewish family,” Benenson is:

“the CEO of Benenson Strategy Group, a strategic consulting firm, and serves as a communications and polling advisor to the [Obama] White House. He has been a strategist for U.S. senators, governors and mayors, as well as Fortune 500 companies. He was a pollster for the DCCC in 2006, when the Democrats won back the majority in the House of Representatives. […] Benenson is also the Co-Founder of iModerate Research Technologies. In January 2015, Hillary Clinton hired Benenson and Robby Mook as strategists.”

The Benenson Strategy Group’s report, Salvage Program, is 7 pages long, and is marked “Do Not Distribute – Do Not Copy” at the bottom of each page. Fellowship of the Minds is posting information from Salvage Program because we believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law.

Here’s a screenshot of the top of page one of Salvage Program, showing BSG’s address and the logos of BSG and the Clinton Foundation (who pays BSG):


Note: On its “Contact” page, BSG has a different address for its location in D.C.: 1901 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20006; phone (202)339-6060. According to a Yahoo search, both the 1901 Pennsylvania Ave. and the 1000 Potomac St. addresses are BSG’s. It appears the 1000 Potomac St. address is not for the public. 1000 Potomac St. is the Flour Mill Building, comprised of retail stores on the first floor, and offices and condos above.


BSG’s Salvage Program report begins by specifying that “no skews or narrative screens were employed”:

  • “Skews” refers to pollsters skewing polling samples to favor Democrats by overpolling or overrepresenting Democrats, i.e., having a larger percentage of Democrats in the polling sample than the actual percentage of Democrats in the U.S. population.
  • A “narrative” is a story; an account. To “screen” is to “conceal, protect, shelter”. Polling results are translated by the pollster and the media into a “narrative” because too many Americans are uninformed about the methodology and statistics of public opinion surveys/polls, and so rely on having the polling data explained to them. “Narrative screen” refers to a misleading textual account or narrative of the polling data.

Translated into plain English, “no skews or narrative screens were employed” means the BSG report Salvage Program is delivering the truth of what BSG has found in its polls, not the lies that we are told everyday from pollsters who skew their polling samples, and from the MSM’s misleading, contrived narrative accounts of the polling numbers.

Let’s begin with the “Executive Summary” of the polling data discovered by Benenson Strategy Group — Hillary Clinton’s chief strategist and pollster:

Executive Overview: Hillary Clinton Flash-Crash to 12% Favorable, Losing 19-77% Nationally
At this point Donald Trump has both momentum and enthusiasm. Distrust in the mainstream media is blunting the impact of the collective polling narrative. As Election Day approaches, Hillary Clinton’s favorable ratings have crashed to historic lows (12%) in non-partisans and Donald Trump is consolidating support (97% of LV Republican-identifying respondents are either enthusiastic or very enthusiastic about voting for Trump).
Among independents, Hillary voters who are exposed to any alternative media (73%) are aware of the WikiLeaks emails and find them either disturbing (54%) or deeply disturbing (18%). Among liberal-identifying whites, support is shifting from Hillary (-27 since October 1st) to Donald Trump (78%) or Jill Stein (21%).
For voters who solely consume mainstream media only 28% are aware of the WikiLeaks emails and of those, only 8% are aware of the content. For these voters Clinton leads Trump by +8.
Minority voters are less likely to consume alternative media (only 14%) and are less likely to be aware of the email leak (only 18% for males, 9% for females). Even with this group, enthusiasm is down 63 points compared to October 2008.
On other fronts, the counter-narrative [against Trump] is failing as well. Most heavy consumers of social media understand that the allegations against Donald Trump of sexual misconduct have largely been debunked (77%). We understand that communications strategies in that space have
been unable to reduce the impact of this messaging. Worse, among white males in telephone polling 93% of them either approve (72%) or strongly approve (21%) of Donald Trump’s hot-mic tape.
Only 39% of women approve of them however a majority (64%) say they ‘understand that confident men talk that way.’ In effect, these allegations have been diffused.
On a positive note, most respondents who were liberal-leaning (83%) or Independent (59%) were unaware of the messaging front concerning Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct. While the vast majority (88%) were aware of consensual extra-marital relationships, the mainstream media approach to the stories has left only 8% of liberal-leaning voters and only 19% of independents aware of the allegationsof rape.
On a disturbing note, some 70% of Republican-leaning voters are aware bussed-in voting, false-face operations, and dead-man’s-party registration drives. This may necessitate severe strategy changes for November.

Here are the findings of Benenson Strategy Group’s accurate (non-skewed, non-narrative screened) polls:

(1) Support for Hillary is “collapsing”:

  • Both “soft” and “hard” support.
  • The “collapse” is “steady and pronounced” after the first presidential debate.
  • Damage from reports of Hillary’s ill health “has metastasized” — “Hillary is widely considered sick, untrustworthy, and [even] most Hillary-leaning Democrats would vote to replace her”:
    • Only 21% believe Hillary to be healthy, with no ailment(s); 4% are not sure.
    • The majority (75%) believe she is sick (18% pneumonia, 16% brain cancer, 16% vascular dementia, 13% anti-social personality disorder, 10% Parkison’s disease, 2% Alzheimer’s disease).
  • Among those who know about the WikiLeaks emails, on whether Hillary “hates ‘everyday people’, 52% answered “yes”, 15% answered “no”, 33% answered “not sure”.

(2) Support for Trump is surging (“momentum”), enthusiastic, and “virtually unstoppable”:

  • The Democrats have failed in their schemes to damage Trump:
    • Most Americans believe he has the temperament to be President: 33% say “he fights the mainstream media’s lies”; 27% “his temperament is winning”; 21% “he is a strong, Alpha-male personality”; 12% “a president willing to get angry is what we need now”; 5% “his temperament will frighten America’s enemies”.
  • Trump voters are “virtually unstoppable”:
    • Asked if disastrous events such as “threat of war,” “natural disaster,” “active riots/civil unrest”, “lethal epidemiological agent (smallpox)” would stop them from voting, 74% of “hard Trump supporters” answered “None”.
    • In contrast, 0% of “hard Clinton supporters” answered “None”.

(3) The Alternative Media have come of age:

  • Americans who avail themselves of the Alternative Media know about Hillary’s unsecured email server, the WikiLeaks emails, Democrat voter fraud, and other information the MSM don’t tell or don’t emphasize. They are supporters of Trump, including even some Democrats.
  • Hillary supporters truly are low-information voters — they rely solely on the MSM and don’t pay attention to social media and the alternative media: “voters who solely consume mainstream media only 28% are aware of the WikiLeaks emails and of those, only 8% are aware of the content. For these voters Clinton leads Trump by +8.”
  • That explains Hillary’s support among racial minorities because they are “less likely to consume alternative media (only 14%) and are less likely to be aware of the email leak (only 18% for males,
    9% for females).” But even with this group, their enthusiasm for Hillary is falling — “down 63 points compared to October 2008.”

(4) Americans are catching on to the fake polls:

The BSG report says “The public has lost faith in polling” because:

“Poll-driven narratives have been pushed too far, alienating most of the voting population. The use of polls as a psychological weapon has also been noticed (especially on social media). As the poll-gap narrative becomes ever more extreme, obvious visible evidence (rally-size, yard-signs, bumper-stickers, memes / social-media posts) becomes more and more obviously contradictory. Attempts at shaming outspoken poll-deniers such as Bill Mitchell on Twitter have failed in 2016 where they succeeded (Dean Chambers) in 2012. We are in uncharted territory.

Even hooks into non-philosophically compromised pro-Republican polling outfits such as FOX, Rasmussen, and Gravis have not produced

substantial results.”

In other words, the phony polls are not working because the American people are not stupid — we can see that the polling data contradict the HUGE turnouts for Trump rallies compared with Hillary’s anemic rallies.

The one thing about BSG’s Salvage Program report that had puzzled me when I first read it last night was the report’s last part on “Salvage Options” — BSG’s recommendation on how to “salvage” Hillary’s failing presidential campaign.

Not recommended are the following:

  • Red Dawn: a (simulated) foreign invasion.
  • Cobalt Rain: a “radiological attack”.
  • BLRiot: Referring to BlackLivesMatter riots, the report said: “while staged civil unrest could prevent pockets of America from voting, the damage [from the Alternative Media’s uncovering of the riots being staged] is too wide-spread.”
  • Zikpocalypse: Referring to the zika virus epidemic, the report says: “Improved strains of ZIKV have been delivered and we have disseminated them to operatives. Unfortunately this will suppress women voters more than men (even as ZIKV2 is lethal in adults). This would hurt Hillary Clinton and Trump voters are willing to risk lethal pathogens to vote.”
  • Sharia Escalation: Referring to Muslim provocations, the report says: “States have blocked key immigrant operatives. Without the required Muslim-Islamist population in place, the IE plan will not be sufficiently impactful.” I have no idea what “IE plan” means.
  • Unnatural Disaster: “HAARP is in skeleton crew mode. Subterranean thermobaric devices in fracking mines are untested. Surveys suggest this might not stop Trump voters.”

After reviewing all the unrecommended methods to “salvage” Hillary’s campaign, the BSG report concluded with one “salvage” recommendation. Called “FIRESIGN,” the recommendation is to launch a Project Blue Beam-type fake extraterrestrial event. In the words of the BSG report (p. 6):

“For almost two decades the Department of Defense and NASA have coordinated on a black book project under the codename FIRESIGN.
FIRESIGN’s aim is to create a religious “awe effect” in enemy populations to create an instantaneous psychological soft-kill (abject submission). The operation uses high powered lasers to project real-seeming images on the sodium layer 100km above the surface. These images can cover hundreds or even thousands of square miles and can appear completely real, three dimensional, and can move.
These visual cues are augmented with pulsed ELF electromagnetic emissions (see: PROJECT SANGUINE) that attack the specific areas of the prefrontal cortex that are stimulated during religious
experience. In limited tests, subjects have been able to be overwhelmed on both axis of vastness (an overwhelming of the subject’s frame of reference) and a powerful need-for-accommodation. The mix of these two will produce inaction, lack of focus on self or individual interaction, and gross transformations in mental equilibrium (a Road-to-Damascus Experience).”

There have been discussions in the Alternative Media about Project Blue Beam — a conspiracy theory by Quebecois journalist Serge Monast, which he published in his book Project Blue Beam (NASA). Monast claimed that NASA will attempt to implement a New World Order via a gigantic “space show” of a technologically-simulated Second Coming, wherein three-dimensional holographic laser projections will be beamed all over the planet to lead people to follow a false New Age religion with the Antichrist at its head. Monast died of a heart attack in 1996, which his believers suspect was an assassination.

I was puzzled by why the BSG report would recommend in effect Project Blue Beam, for if there’s a (simulated) ET invasion, wouldn’t that work to Trump’s advantage? In a crisis of that magnitude, why would Americans turn to a sickly old woman instead of a kick-ass alpha-male male?

The answer is in one of the BSG polling questions.

There was a second question asking “hard Trump supporters” what disastrous event would stop them from voting. Recall that in a previous question, an astonishing 74% of “hard Trump supporters” answered “None”.

But another question listing different disasters got a lower percentage (17%) of “None” responses from “hard Trump supporters”.

Presented with four epic disasters, the percentages of “hard Trump supporters” who said the disaster would stop them from voting are:

  • 8% for “shooting war in neighborhood”
  • 16% for “Biblical event”
  • 17% for “external invading force”
  • 38% for “attack by extraterrestrials”


In other words, “hard Trump supporters” are so determined to turn out to vote for him on election day that only an extreme event of an attack by extraterrestrials would stop 38% of them from voting.

That is why, based on its own polling findings, the Benenson Strategy Group’s Salvage Program made the recommendation that FIRESIGN — a simulated ET invasion — be used to salvage Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

You can read Salvage Program for yourself here. I’ve also uploaded it to FOTM‘s media library for safekeeping. See “Benenson Strategy Group Salvage Program“.

Is the BSG report genuine or a very skillfully put-together and professional-looking fake? You be the judge.

I do find it noteworthy that the BSG report’s poll findings are consistent with what was said in that memo to Patrick Murray, the director of Monmouth University’s Polling Institute. Alas, my post on that memo, “Leaked Monmouth U. polling memo: Democrats ‘despondent’; Hillary unpopular with Millennials & minorities, seen as a ‘lying harpy’,” as well as the original source — the memo on Scribd — are both scrubbed. I took down that post because I was threatened with a lawsuit to “Cease & Desist” by an email from Monmouth University’s attorney.

See also:

H/t Mark S. McGrew


FBI confirms U.S. has a shadow government

According to Melissa Dykes of Activist Post, reportedly Bill Clinton once told senior White House reporter Sarah McClendon:

“Sarah, there’s a government inside the government, and I don’t control it.”

[Note: Some attribute the quote to George Herbert Walker Bush.]

Call it “deep state,” “secret government,” “double government” or “shadow government,” the terms all refer to more or less the same thing — that representative government in the U.S. is an illusion because we are actually ruled by a shadowy, unelected group of élites.

So who make up the shadow government?

One view is that the CIA initially formed America’s secret government. After 1981, it morphed into the “deep state” — an amalgamation of private corporations and enterprises, the media, telecommunications and social media which run most of the U.S. government from behind the scenes. (See “The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, CIA, and America’s deep-state secret government“)

A more prosaic and less bombastic view of the shadow government is the Administrative State — the vast federal government bureaucracies staffed by unelected, faceless officials who, in “administering” the U.S. government, effectively are the government because they make the myriad of  administrative rules and regulations that implement the vague policies devised by Congress. In so doing, those faceless officials wield power over every facet of our lives. (See “America is ruled by an unelected double government“)

The Powers That Be - deep state

Now a recent dump of FBI’s files on the Hillary Clinton investigation reveals there really is a shadow government.

On October 17, 2016, the FBI issued nearly 100 new pages of notes and interview summaries concerning the Bureau’s decision not to launch a criminal charge against former secretary of state Hillary Clinton over her use of an unsecured email server. The FBI documents include an interview with an unnamed individual, who claimed that Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests related to Clinton went through a powerful group called the 7th Floor Group or the Shadow Government. Here’s page 56 of the FBI document:

There was a powerful group of very high-ranking STATE [State Department] officials that some referred to as ‘The 7th Floor Group’ or ‘The Shadow Government.’ This group met every Wednesday afternoon to discuss the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) process. Congressional records, and everything CLINTON-related to FOIA/Congressional inquiries. The known regular attendees included Jonathan FINER, Chief of Staff for Secretary of State John KERRY, Jennifer STOUT, Deputy Chief of Staff, Heather HIGGINBOTTOM, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, [Patrick] KENNEDY, Julia FRIFIELD, Assistant Secretary, Legislative Affairs, [REDACTED] Office of the Legal Adviser, [REDACTED] Office of the Legal Adviser overseeing STATE’s [REDACTED] and [REDACTED].

Here’s a screenshot of page 56 (h/t Activist Post):

The FBI issued the document containing the “7th floor group” on October 17. By October 19, two days later, someone had already posted an entry on “7th floor group” on Wikipedia, which says:

The 7th floor refers to the 7th floor of the Harry S Truman Building in Washington, DC, which acts as the office building for the US State Department, and contains a 7th floor that has no windows. […]

The 7th Floor Group is said to regularly discuss FOIA processes and Congressional records. Hillary Clinton’s office was located on the 7th Floor of the US State Department Headquarters, where she met with her top advisers, Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and others. […] Currently, the 7th Floor Group meets on Wednesdays, which includes Secretary of State John Kerry, Deputy Chief of Staff Jennifer Park Stout, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom, Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, Assistant Secretary of State Julia Frifield, and members of the Office of the Legal Adviser.

Does he look like the shadow government to you?

Does he look like the shadow government to you?

I don’t believe the 7th Floor Group is America’s actual shadow government, and certainly not the deep state. From its membership, the 7th Floor Group appears to be a collection of mid-level State Department officials. They are mere flunkies, just a step above we the little people — the public faces behind whom are the real powers that be. Like all puppeteers, those in the shadow government operate strictly behind the curtains.

Of course, talk of a shadow government immediately identifies you as a “conspiracy theory” nutcase, to be mocked, derided and dismissed.

By the way, did you know that it was the CIA who, in 1967, coined the label “conspiracy theory” to discredit anyone who raised questions about the official narrative of the JFK assassination?


GOP stabs Trump in back: Ryan advisor leaked ‘p*ssy’ tape; voter registration drives sabotaged

Last Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, someone leaked a tape to the Washington Post of a supposedly private conversation from 11 years ago between Donald Trump and Access Hollywood‘s anchor, Billy Bush, a nephew of former president George H.W. Bush.

See “BETRAYAL: Republican former Pres. George H.W. Bush will vote for Hillary Clinton

In that supposedly private conversation, Trump made lewd “locker-room” guy talk with words like “pussy,” about his failed attempt to bed a married woman. At the time of the conversation, Trump had been married to Melania for only 3 months.

Well, it turns out that the audio had been edited to give the impression that Trump was being adulterous in his attempt to seduce the woman. Edited out of the audio was Trump saying that the incident with the married woman had taken place when he was a single man.

Even worse than the artful and malicious editing is the source of the leak.

Liberty University president Jerry Falwell, Jr. was the first to suggest that GOP elites may have leaked the tape to Washington Post. Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit confirmed that GOP elites indeed had leaked the damaging “pussy audio”:

“I spoke with a reporter tonight who believes the reports are true. It was GOP elites who released the audio to the Washington Post.”


Independent journalist Mike Cernovich identified the source of the leak as Daniel “Dan” Samuel Senor, a close advisor to House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Wikipedia describes Dan Senor, 44, as:

“an American columnist, writer, and political adviser. He was chief spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and senior foreign policy adviser to U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the 2012 election campaign. A frequent commentator on Fox News and contributor to The Wall Street Journal, he is co-author of the book Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle (2009).”

Henry Makow describes Dan Senor’s career as:

“a textbook example of how to succeed by serving the Illuminati bankers’ Zionist Division which includes Israel, the US and Western Europe. […] Caught the eye of Neo Con boss William Kristol who famously said the Iraq war was conceived by 25 Jewish intellectuals in Washington.

Worked for the Carlyle Group , the tenth biggest defense contractor in the world, which specializes in starting the wars that may require its products. It hires retired politicians like GHW Bush who are able to get funding for weapons even if the Pentagon doesn’t want them.”

Guess to whom Senor is married?

Journalist Campbell Brown, 48, a former CNN host and NBC anchorwoman who now writes op/eds for publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast and Slate. In 2014, Bill Kristol, the anti-Trump editor of the supposedly conservative Weekly Standard, proposed that Brown run for Democratic New York senator Charles Schumer’s Senate seat.


Here’s Campbell Brown admitting that her husband, Dan Senor, had leaked the “pussy tape”. She actually calls Senor’s betrayal “fun”:

campbell-brown-tweet-admits-dan-senor-leaked-pussy-tapeWiki identifies the “religion” of both Dan Senor and Campbell Brown as “Judaism”.

See “Jewish Anti-Defamation League says Trump’s ‘America First’ is anti-Semitic

The GOP’s sabotage of Trump’s campaign isn’t confined to leaking the “p*ssy tape”. According to Mike Cernovich:

Donald Trump’s get out the vote efforts have been sabotaged at every level by the GOP, sources report exclusively to this reporter. Some of the sabotage is obvious and clear, and others is more subtle. Their motivations for sabotage vary from personal and professional jealousy to financial.

Cernovich describes two ways in which the GOP is sabotaging Trump’s voter registration drives:

  1. Bait-and-switch: Cernovich says that Trump volunteers have told him that when they went to their local GOP office to get out the vote, they were told to campaign for other GOP candidates. When the volunteers say they wanted to campaign for Trump, they were told to leave.
  2. The big ignore: Other Trump volunteers said they’d show up to GOP offices only to find the doors had been locked. Their calls would go unreturned. All of which made it impossible to volunteer to get out the vote for Donald Trump.

Journalist Mike Tracey said that the GOP headquarters in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania was closed on a Sunday – a huge day for voter registration efforts. A concerned GOP operative warned that “Trump will not win PA unless drastic change is made.

In Florida, voter registration data show that Democrats are walloping Republicans. The Florida Democratic Party has submitted about 488,000 voter-registration forms it has collected for this election, while Republicans have submitted only about 60,000.

According to Cernovich, the GOP was sabotaging Trump’s efforts even well before the leak of the infamous “p*ssy tape”:

The GOP’s plan was to lose Pennsylvania, Florida, and Ohio. Then the “hit mic” video gave them an excuse to make their sabotage public. The “hot mic” video had no effect on voter sentiment, but it did give the saboteurs an excuse to publicly renounce Trump. Local offices were shut down, and Senators and Congressmen and other Republicans were told that endorsing Trump would lead to funding being cut off.

The GOP is committing suicide.

polls_GOP_Suicide_4337_123568_poll_xlargeAlready, according to Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson, her phone is inundated with text messages from all over the country of people voting for Trump but not necessarily voting for other Republicans who are up for election/reelection.


By sabotaging Trump, Paul Ryan, a Catholic who claims to be pro-life, and other GOP elites not only are ensuring that Hillary Clinton  — who is not just pro-abortion, but favors late-term abortion — is elected to the White House, they are signing the death sentence of their party.

I say: “Good riddance”.

See also:

H/t FOTM‘s DCG and TPR


It’s war.

Paul Ryan says he’s not campaigning for Trump. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) tweets:

“Paul Ryan should spend more time on balancing the budget, jobs and illegal immigration and not waste his time on fighting Republican nominee” –10:22 AM – 10 Oct 2016

“Despite winning the second debate in a landslide (every poll), it is hard to do well when Paul Ryan and others give zero support!” –5:16 AM – 11 Oct 2016

“Our very weak and ineffective leader, Paul Ryan, had a bad conference call where his members went wild at his disloyalty.” –6:05 AM – 11 Oct 2016

“It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to.” –7:00 AM – 11 Oct 2016

The GOP is sending out a mass email to poll Republicans on whether they’ll vote for Trump and for other Republican candidates next month.

Go here to take the poll and let the GOP know what you think of them.


Germany’s finance minister presses for a ‘German Islam’

A national death by political correctness and stupidity.


From Reuters: A veteran ally of Angela Merkel urged Muslims in Germany on Sunday to develop a “German Islam” based on liberalism and tolerance, saying the influx of people seeking refuge, many of them Muslims, is a challenge for mainstream society.

Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, stepping out of his usual finance remit, urged tolerance, saying the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants required a better understanding among Germans of what is important to them and how they want to live.

Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble

Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble

Almost 1 million migrants from the Middle East and Africa, came to Germany last year, stoking social tensions and boosting support for the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which has said Islam is not compatible with the constitution.

The arrival of large numbers of refugees has strained communities and led to a rise in far-right violence and attacks on migrant shelters, particularly in eastern Germany.

Schaeuble, a stalwart of Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), said: “Without a doubt, the growing number of Muslims in our country today is a challenge for the open-mindedness of mainstream society.”

In a guest article for conservative paper Welt am Sonntag, he added: “The origin of the majority of refugees means that we will be increasingly dealing with people from quite different cultural circles than previously.”

Schaeuble, 74, is seen as possible CDU candidate for Chancellor should Merkel not seek re-election next year.


He acknowledged that sexual attacks by migrants in Cologne and two attacks by migrants claimed by the Islamic State militant group over the summer had soured the mood.

“We should not, in this more tense situation, allow an atmosphere to emerge in which well-integrated people in Germany feel alien,” he said.

Despite the rising number of xenophobic attacks in Germany, Schaeuble said he believed the majority of Germans would say: “Yes, we want you to belong to us.”

Read the rest of the story here.


Media’s Orwellian censorship on Hillary Clinton’s health: HuffPo deletes article; bans author who fears for his life

First, it’s the New York Times declaring and advocating abandoning objectivity in reporting on Trump. Then, another NYT writer urges Google to censor searches by concealing information on Hillary Clinton’s health.

Now, Huffington Post is actually resorting to post-publication censorship by deleting two articles on Hillary’s health and banning the author.

As reported by Paul Joseph Watson for InfoWars, yesterday, August 28, within hours after Huffington Post published a commentary piece by David Seaman discussing questions surrounding Hillary’s health problems, the article was deleted, followed by HuffPo banning Seaman altogether by revoking his posting rights.

The link to Seaman’s erstwhile article now contains an editor’s note stating, “This post is no longer available on the Huffington Post.”

In 2008, however, articles questioning John McCain’s health were heavily featured on Huffington Post.

In the YouTube video below (followed by my transcript), Seaman described HuffPo‘s censorship as “chilling” and “Orwellian,” and the media coverage of this election as totally biased. He now fears for his life.

Seaman said:

“It’s chilling. I haven’t really absorbed this. Huffington Post…they’ve revoked my publishing access and deleted both of my articles that were published earlier over the weekend. Both of my articles have been pulled without notice of any kind, just completely deleted from the Internet, and both of those articles mentioned Hillary’s health…and I linked to a video that YouTuber Joseph Paul Watson had uploaded back on August 4, showing signs that Hillary Clinton’s health is quite poor, showing something that appears to be either a seizure or involuntary muscle spasm while she was questioned by a number of reporters. That video…has been viewed more than 3.5 million times. So it was a very newsworthy thing for me to link out to, people are talking about it…. Whenever a video concerning a presidential candidate’s health is viewed more than 3.5 million times, somebody who’s under contract to Huffington Post and to AOL should be able to link out to that, especially as a journalist living in the United States of America should be able to link out to that without having their account revoked without any notice…late on a Sunday night…. This is really not good. I’ve written hundreds of stories, filed hundreds of stories over my years as a journalist and pundit, and I’ve never had anything like this happen…. I honestly have never seen anything like this. This is happening in the United States in 2016. It’s frankly chilling, I’m a little scared…. I’m doing this video also to say I am not suicidal right now. I am not a particularly clumsy person. I don’t own a car at the moment, I uber around everywhere. So if I am to slip in the shower over the next couple of days or something silly like that, we have to kind of employ probability and statistics here ’cause I am not a clumsy person, right. I am also not a depressed person right now. I am a person who’s spooked out though. This is extremely spooky. I don’t like it, and privately I’ve said to some of my friends what’s happening with some of the media companies in their coverage of this election, I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s scary, how they’re not even booking guests to do opposing views. It’s just these non-stop propaganda segments against Trump about how he’s so racist, these emotional knee-jerk points over and over again — that he’s racist, that he’s sexist, and he’s this and he’s that. But they’re ignoring one really big issue that’s starting to bubble up on the Internet. Certainly, I would not have posted about it had Paul Watson’s video had not already been viewed more than 3.5 million times…. And to delete my post about it without notice on a Sunday night and to revoke my access, which has never been done to me before…. I don’t know what to do. I just want to document it now while it’s all fresh. I’ve taken some screen shots, we now have this video, at least it will be archived, we can all spread the word. And in the morning, I can assure you when I’ve had a good night’s sleep I’m going to seek some very good legal counsel and see what the next steps here are.

Thank you again so much, everybody who watches this tonight. I don’t feel like I’m alone right now. Again, I am not depressed or anything, it just spooks me out. This is not good. This is not protection of my First Amendment right, not only as a citizen here publishing on U.S. soil. I’m not down in Brazil somewhere like Glen Greenwald. I’m not publishing controversial stuff; I just linked out to a fucking YouTube video that’s been viewed 3.5 million times since the beginning of this month. And for Huffington Post to delete those posts without notice, that is Orwellian, that’s a thing I read about in mainland China…. Something is up here; this is not unbiased coverage of this election.

Thank you, guys, for watching. And, again, thank you for having my back…. Just by watching this, you are a record of what’s going on. You can correct the record if something happens, and they start to spin some bullshit narrative. I’m perfectly fine, I’m not clumsy, I plan on reporting more on this certainly. Now the story is they’re deleting and censoring commentary on her health. Why is that?”

You heard him. Help David Seaman by spreading the word via your email and social media!

Here’s the video by Paul Joseph Watson to which Seaman posted a link in his now-deleted HuffPo article. The video has now been viewed more than 3.6 million times.

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Secret U.S. Army memo on preparing for martial law?

An image of an alleged secret U.S. Army memoradum on preparation for martial law has surfaced online, reportedly uploaded to Facebook by Diane Holthaus last Friday, August 18, 2016.

I don’t know if it’s authentic, but given the gravity of the subject matter, I decided to err on the side of prudence by publishing it on FOTM.

Here’s the image of the alleged memorandum, followed by my transcription of it into text:

Dept of Army memo preparation for martial lawHere’s the text of the memorandum:

Department of the Army
Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division
Bldg 1435, Wetzel Ave.
Fort Carson, CO 80913-4145

8 August 2016
Memorandum For Record
Subject: Preparation for Martial Law

1. As of 5 August 2016 2322 the Bill for the Executive Order Enacting Martial Law has been put into effect. Fort Carson will start training and prepartion on 5 September 2016 at 0900.

a. The following Brigades will be starting on 8 September 2016.

Brigades Dates Soldiers
1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team 8 September 2016 350
1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team 29 September 2016 625
4th Sustainment Brigade 8 September 2016 275
4 Combat Aviation Brigade 8 September 2016 175
759th MP Battalion 29 September 2016 215
10th Combat Support Hospital 8 September 2016 265
423rd Transportation Company 29 September 2016 350

b. The preparation will be conducted on range 165 near Red Devil training site at gate 12. The soldiers at this event will be conducting preparation for a field site hospital, FOB, riot control, ect.

c. The training will last for six weeks before the rotation of soldiers in the field site every 3 weeks after the first six weeks.

Andy Wolf of debunks the memo:

Despite the official looking notice, the document gave several clues as to its authenticity- but only to those who would have experience with such documents. For example, there is no security clearance classification on the document, as well as other formatting areas.

Popular Military reached out to the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office, who were all too familiar with the aforementioned document.

“The Facebook posting showing what appears to be an official 4th Infantry Division memo stating that Fort Carson is starting martial law training is a complete fabrication,” a Fort Carson official wrote via email.  “There is no training being conducted on Fort Carson concerning any type of martial law preparation. The Posse Comitatus Act forbids military involvement in domestic law enforcement without congressional approval.

While certain units (such as Military Police) occasionally train for “martial law”-type activities, it is generally done in conjunction with regular training of their everyday duties, such as riot control or securing contested areas. In addition, such matters are more often relegated to National Guard troops, who can be mobilized more easily than Active Duty troops.

I tried to verify the memorandum’s assertions. This is what I found:

  • There is a U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division in Fort Carson, CO. Click here for its website.
  • Its headquarters is in Bldg 1435, 6105 Wetzel Ave., Fort Carson, CO 80913-4145.
  • A search for “AFYB-STA-MNT” brought up the website of the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, which is a short distance from NORAD and USNORTHCOM headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, CO.
  • The 4th Infantry Division’s units are somewhat different from the Brigade units mentioned in the memo:
    • 1st Stryker Combat Brigade Team
    • 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (the memo has this as 1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team)
    • 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team
    • 4th Combat Aviation Brigade
    • 4th Division Artillery
    • 4th Sustainment Brigade
    • Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion
  • Most importantly, Obama did not issue an Executive Order numbered 2322, nor did he issue any executive order on martial law, nor is there any Executive Order issued by any President that is numbered 2322. Numbered Executive Orders began under President Herbert Hoover, with the number 5075. See The American Presidency Project‘s web page, “Executive Orders: Washington – Obama“.

My conclusion: The alleged 4th Infantry Division “Preparation for Martial Law” memorandum is a fake.

Please don’t contribute to the dissemination of this fakery via email or social media.

H/t GiGi

Update (Aug. 25, 2016):

Official denial from the 4th Infantry Division (source: WND):

“The Facebook posting showing what appears to be an official 4th Infantry Division memo is a complete fabrication,” Fort Carson officials said in a statement. “There is no training being conducted on Fort Carson concerning any type of martial law preparation.”


Hillary Clinton’s thugs threaten to shut down Breitbart and theaters showing ‘Hillary’s America’

She hasn’t [yet] been elected President, but Hillary already is stomping down on our First Amendment right to free speech.

Blake Neff reports for The Daily Caller, Aug. 18, 2016, that in a fundraising email, Hillary’s deputy communications director Christina Reynolds said that the conservative, pro-Trump has no “right to exist,” and that if Hillary is if elected, the website will be shut down entirely.

A day before Reynold’s email, on Wednesday, August 17, Trump had recruited Breitbart News‘ executive chairman Stephen Bannon to be the CEO of the Trump campaign.

Christina ReynoldsChristina Reynolds is a Democratic Party apparatchik who had worked in the Obama White House (see her profile here).

Calling Breitbart News “a fringe website where there’s no opinion too ugly, too divisive, or too outright crazy to be worth breathless promotion,” Reynolds writes:

“We’ve had a conservative media in this country for a while. I don’t always like what they have to say, but I respect their role and their right to exist.

Breitbart is something different. They make Fox News look like a Democratic Party pamphlet. They’re a different breed altogether — not just conservative but radical, bigoted, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic conspiracy peddlers who never have been and never should be anywhere near the levers of power in this country.

It goes without saying that we have to beat these people. But I want to beat them so decisively that their kind never rises again.”

Meanwhile, Hillary’s minions reportedly are threatening movie theaters to prevent them from screening Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary, Hillary’s America.

A poster on Free Republic who calls himself Swordmaker claims that on the night of August 17, 2016, his friend was told by the manager of Regal El Dorado Hills Stadium 14 movie theater in El Dorado Hills, California that they’re pulling D’Souza’s Hillary’s America because they were threatened with a lawsuit. As recounted by Swordmaker:

“Last night (August 17, 2016) a friend of mine want to take some friend to see “Hillary’s America — The Secret History of the Democratic Party,” the newest documentary film by Dinesh D’Souza. It had been showing at quite a few theaters locally but he suddenly could not find any theaters showing it near Modesto, Stockton or Lodi. He asked me to see if I could find where it was showing.

I tried Sacramento. None. . . not a single theater in a city with a metropolitan population over over 1.5 million was showing that film, when just last week there were about a dozen screens with it. I expanded my search area.

The closest theater showing the movie was in El Dorado Hills, the Regal Eldorado Hills Stadium 16 [sic], almost 60 miles away from Lodi and 70 miles from Stockton. There was another in Roseville, which was 80 miles away from Lodi. The El Dorado Hills theater listed showings for the rest of the week.

When my friend and his group got there, my friend ran into the manager of the theater and thanked him for showing the film. The manager informed him that this showing was going to be the last showing because that afternoon a group of people had come in and told him that if showed it beyond today, they were going to see that the Projectionist’s Union was going to pull his projection staff and his theater was going to be sued for whatever they could think of to sue him for. He said, I just work for the chain and their policy is if we are threatened to pull the film and be done with it. I don’t have the resources to fight, much as I want to. He further said, the grapevine among theaters is they’ve been doing it where ever “Hillary’s America” is showing, starting in the big theaters in the cities and working outward to the outlying areas. That’s why none of the theaters have it anymore! None of the theaters are willing to stand up to them because they all have union projectionists and they do not want a lawsuit they’d have to defend!

Here’s a trailer of Hillary’s America:

And here’s a free documentary, Hillary Clinton Exposed:

H/t What Really Happened

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