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SYRIZA: Using weapons to defend your home equates with the "wild west," suggests pretending to sleep instead

88-year old ex-coast guard officer who defended his home from robbers now faces more charges than the robbers themselves.

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As home robberies have reached epidemic proportions in Athens, the SYRIZA-led Greek government and its police force are advising citizens to “play dead.”
On March 27, the home of an 88-year old ex-coast guard officer in the Glyfada suburb of Athens was invaded by two would-be robbers. The two intruders were shot by the 88-year old, mildly injuring one in the arm.
Following this incident, the 88-year old is facing felony charges of intentional bodily harm, illegal possession of a weapon, illegal usage of a weapon, and providing false statements. He was freed after being detailed for 48 hours and is restricted from leaving the country.
The two suspects, in turn, a 28-year old Albanian and a 17-year old Greek, are facing felony robbery charges. The 28-year old is said to be detained in the Korydallos prison in Athens, while the 17-year old has been released on probation.
In other words, the 88-year old who defended his home and his body and well-being, is facing more charges than the intruders themselves, one of whom is again circulating freely on the streets.
The 88-year old, following his release, stated “I was scared for my life. I did not have an intent to kill. I only wanted to scare the intruders so that I would not be harmed.” In turn, the 28-year old suspect stated that he is a long-term drug abuser, did not remember the incident, apologized, and requested to be inducted into a detoxification program. The 17-year old claimed that he did not realize that he was going to take part in a robbery of the 88-year old.
Of course, the 88-year old’s probable mistake was that he didn’t simply roll over and play possum. In a highly arrogant interview broadcast on the Real FM radio station in Athens, Nikos Toskas, who holds the Orwellian title of “Citizen Protection Minister,” stated the following:

“This is not the Far West. A citizen cannot possess and use a weapon on their own just because they find themselves in a difficult situation. Here, laws must be enforced and it is the authorities which maintain the legal right to use force.”

Toskas, in the same interview, did not neglect to compare this incident to the recent Parkland school shooting (and probable false flag? The inconsistencies and discrepancies revealed by such outlets as CNN and by prominent commentators such a former cabinet member with the Reagan administration, raise many disturbing questions) in Florida as an example of the horrors of gun violence.
Continuing the absurdity, the Hellenic Police, in the aftermath of this incident, publicized a set of helpful “tips” for citizens on how to avoid escalating such incidents if they find themselves to be the victims of a home invasion:

“The goal of intruders is never to murder. Murders occur as a result of the panic which stems from the reaction of the victims… Pretend to be asleep instead… Do not start screaming because the first move of the intruders will be to paralyze (or kill) you or to silence you (some are suffocated).”

As if this ridiculousness weren’t enough, Toskas then defended the statement of the Hellenic Police, while somehow managing to turn this into a left-right issue, recycling stale SYRIZA talking points regarding “not taking a step back,” originally used by the government to describe its supposed defiant stance towards the country’s creditors (prior to taking many steps back and agreeing to the third memorandum):

“We will not take even one step back in our battle against far-right terrorism.”

Of course, what “far-right terrorism” has to do with a spate of home invasions is a question left unanswered by Toskas and his supporters.
This incident bears a resemblance to a recent case in the United Kingdom, where police have protected a memorial that was constructed for a slain serial burglar Henry Vincent, who was stabbed to death by the 78-year old owner of a home Vincent had invaded, imploring those who have attempted to tear down the memorial to “respect the wishes” of those who chose to pay tribute to the fallen crook.
As with the 28-year old Albanian suspect in the Glyfada home invasion, Vincent was a member of a “protected” class, the so-called “travelling community,” a euphemism for “gypsies.”
As for Greece, it is the SYRIZA-led government which prior to its election pledged to do away with the violent riot police, but now claims a “monopoly on the use of force” and chastises those who defend their home and their well-being from would-be invaders. This about-face has been met with, at best, silence by SYRIZA’s supporters, including those in the press. At the same time, a common complaint of citizens today has to do with almost non-existent police protection, where calls for most incidents, including home invasions, simply are not responded to, or are responded to with great delay.

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James Woods Suspended From Twitter Over Satirical Meme That Could “Impact An Election”

James Woods crushes Jack Dorsey: “You are a coward, @Jack.”

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Outspoken conservative actor James Woods was suspended from posting to Twitter over a two-month-old satirical meme which very clearly parodies a Democratic advertisement campaign. While the actor’s tweets are still visible, he is unable to post new content.

The offending tweet from July 20, features three millennial-aged men with “nu-male smiles” and text that reads “We’re making a Woman’s Vote Worth more by staying home.” Above it, Woods writes “Pretty scary that there is a distinct possibility this could be real. Not likely, but in this day and age of absolute liberal insanity, it is at least possible.”

According to screenshots provided by an associate of Woods’, Twitter directed the actor to delete the post on the grounds that it contained “text and imagery that has the potential to be misleading in a way that could impact an election.

In other words, James Woods, who has approximately 1.72 million followers, was suspended because liberals who don’t identify as women might actually take the meme seriously and not vote. 

In a statement released through associate Sara Miller, Woods said “You are a coward, @Jack,” referring to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. “There is no free speech for Conservatives on @Twitter.

Earlier this month, Woods opined on the mass-platform ban of Alex Jones, tweeting: ““I’ve never read Alex Jones nor watched any of his video presence on the internet. A friend told me he was an extremist. Believe me that I know nothing about him. That said, I think banning him from the internet is a slippery slope. This is the beginning of real fascism. Trust me.”

Nu-males everywhere non-threateningly smirk at Woods’ bad fortune…

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Another witness named by Ford becomes third person to deny being at party

A woman believed to have been one of five people at a party 35 years ago where Ford claims she was assaulted by Kavanaugh is now the fourth person to deny being at any such party.

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A witness, reportedly named by Christine Blasey Ford as one of the people at the high school party where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Saturday she was not there.

The attorney for Leland Ingham Keyser told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Keyser does not remember being at the party Ford described as the location of the alleged assault.

“Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford,” Keyser said in the statement. CNN reported Keyser is a lifelong friend of Ford’s.

Keyser, whom the New York Times reported is one of the people Ford named as being in attendance at the party, is the third witness who has denied knowing about the alleged assault. Mark Judge and Patrick Smyth said earlier this week they did not remember the party in question.

Kavanaugh has denied Ford’s allegation.

The news comes after Ford, through her attorneys, tentatively agreed to testify on Thursday, after days of negotiations over the timing and conditions of her

Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, had repeatedly extended deadlines set for Ford’s team on the decision, including three on Friday and one at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Grassley threatened to proceed with a committee vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination Monday if he did not hear from Ford.

“Five times now we [have] granted extension for Dr Ford to decide if she wants to proceed [with] her desire stated one [week] ago that she wants to tell senate her story,” Grassley tweeted Friday. “Dr Ford if u changed ur mind say so so we can move on I want to hear ur testimony. Come to us or we to u.”

The extended discussions have been labeled a delaying tactic by some Republicans.

Ford’s attorneys and Grassley’s aides will reportedly continue negotiations Sunday on the details of the conditions of Ford’s testimony, per the New York Times.

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Was NYT Story About Rosenstein ‘Coup Attempt’ A Setup?

The New York Times is reporting that Rod Rosenstein pushed a plan to record President Trump and invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

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Is the FBI trying to goad President Trump into firing the man in charge of supervising the Mueller probe? That’s what Sean Hannity and a handful of  Trump’s Congressional allies think.

According to a report in Politico, Republicans in Congress are approaching a story about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein attempting to organize a palace coup with extreme caution, despite having twice nearly gathered the votes to remove him in the recent past.

On Friday, the NYT reported a bombshell story alleging that Rosenstein had tried to recruit administration officials to secretly tape conversations with the president in order to help justify removing Trump under the 25th amendment. Rosenstein vehemently denied the story, which was largely based on confidential memos written by former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. And others who were reportedly in attendance at meeting between McCabe and Rosenstein said the Deputy AG was being “sarcastic” when he suggested that the president be taped.

Meanwhile, Trump allies including Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan and Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz are saying that the story should be treated with suspicion. Jordan and Freedom Caucus leader Mark Meadows once filed articles of impeachment against Rosenstein. But now, both Meadows and Jordan intend to proceed with caution, telling Politico that he would like to see the memos that the story was based on.

House Freedom Caucus leaders Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan, who led a charge to impeach Rosenstein this summer, have said they want to hear from Rosenstein and see documents allegedly describing the comments before they decide what to do.That’s awarded Rosenstein a courtesy they’ve never given him in the past.

“I think Rod needs to come before Congress this week and explain under oath what exactly he said and didn’t say,” Meadows said at the Values Voters Summit Saturday.

The newfound hesitation to oust Rosenstein highlights a cautious approach Trump allies have adopted as the Republican party barrels toward a potential bloodbath in the midterms. Some Republicans fear Trump firing Rosenstein now would only further energize Democrats making the case to voters that the president is corrupt and needs to be reined in by a Democratic House.

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In a Friday interview, Jordan, one of Rosenstein’s fiercest critics in Congress, sidestepped questions about whether the House should revisit Rosenstein’s impeachment or try to hold him in contempt of Congress. Rather, he said, a more focused push to obtain sensitive documents from the Justice Department — which Trump’s allies say would expose anti-Trump bias and corruption the FBI — is the most urgent priority.

“I want to see those memos and evaluate them,” said Jordan, who has clashed publicly with Rosenstein over access to documents and accused him of threatening House Intelligence Committee staffers, an allegation Rosenstein denied.

Politico cites two possible explanations for lawmakers’ hesitation: Republicans are running out of time before members devote themselves full-time to their reelection campaigns. Republicans are worried that the story could have been intentionally planted to provoke Rosenstein’s firing in order to improve Democrats’ chances of retaking the Senate AND the House (Trump actively moving to crush the Mueller probe would be quite the propaganda win for the Dems).

Sean Hannity took this latter theory a step further during his show on Friday evening, where he urged Trump not to fire Rosie and instead insisted that the story could have been a “trap”. He added that he had been told by “multiple sources” that the story was planted by unspecified “enemies of Trump.”

“I have a message for the president tonight,” Hannity said Friday night. “Under zero circumstances should the president fire anybody…the president needs to know it is all a setup.”

Still, a handful of conservative commentators, including Laura Ingraham, urged Trump to fire Rosenstein immediately. And for Trump’s part, he hinted at a rally Friday night in Missouri that he planned to “get rid” of the “lingering stench” at the DOJ, which many interpreted as a hint that his firing is imminent.

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