“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -- Frédéric Bastiat, French economist

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MSNBC host Katy Tur surprised her show guests on Friday by questioning whether former President Donald Trump received a fair shake in New York.

On Friday, a New York judge ordered Trump to pay $355 million in a civil fraud case. The total penalty, when interest is calculated, is approximately $450 million. New York Attorney General Letitia James — a Democrat who campaigned on targeting Trump — celebrated the judge's unprecedented and highly controversial penalty.

To frame her question, Tur cited an Associated Press analysis that exposed the unprecedented nature of the case and how New York's treatment of Trump is incongruent with past cases. She explained:

They went back over 70 years and looked at all the cases that have been tried under this rule — [New York Civil Practice Law] 6312, which is used here — which doesn't have to show harm done. That's not the burden. You don't have to show that anybody was hurt by your practices. There's nobody you defrauded specifically.

They went back and they looked at cases over 70 years — I believe it's about 150 cases — and found there was no case where there was a ban on doing business where there wasn't harm shown. So even though the threshold is "harm shown," in the past, it has only been used to ban someone doing business when it's been shown that somebody was hurt — say you're selling cosmetics that are poisoning you. There's somebody that was hurt there; the cosmetics company gets banned.

"Is this fair to go after Donald Trump like this in this environment, is my question," Tur said.

The camera then panned to MSNBC legal correspondent Lisa Rubin and New York Times reporter Susanne Craig, both of whom appeared flabbergasted that Tur dared to ask that question.

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A coalition of trucker drivers is threatening to refuse deliveries in and out of New York City to protest the $354 million civil fraud penalty leveled against former President Donald Trump last week. According to one “Trucker for Trump,” who goes by the name “Chicago Ray” on X, drivers are already beginning to decline New York City delivery jobs to express their outrage with “mother*****g leftists” and the policies of President Joe Biden.

“I’ve been on the radio talking to drivers for about the past hour, and I’ve talked to about 10 drivers… they’re going to start refusing loads to New York City starting on Monday,” Chicago Ray said in a video posted hours after the ruling was made public. “I got about three drivers that I drive with… they already fought with the boss telling him they ain’t going to New York City.”

“I don’t know how far across the country this is or how many truckers are going to start denying loads going to New York City, but I’ll tell you what—you f**k around and find out,” he continued.

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Former President Donald Trump will appeal the $355 million fine imposed in New York's civil fraud trial by challenging Judge Arthur Engoron's definition of fraud, Newsweek reported Monday.

Engoron, a Democrat, on Friday ordered Trump to pay the enormous fine after deciding the former president, The Trump Organization, top executives, and his adult sons are liable for fraud.

"The case raises serious legal and constitutional questions regarding 'fraud' claims/findings without any actual fraud," Chris Kise, Trump's principal lawyer in the case, told Newsweek.

Trump and his lawyers previously vowed to appeal Engoron's ruling to the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, ABC News reported.

Webmaster addition:  I think Trump's lawyers should file a case at the USSC for a stay on Engoran's fine, based on the 8th Amendment.

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A new research paper in pre-print circulation at the open access journal Medical & Clinical Research raises the horrifying possibility that certain Covid-19 patients were euthanized during the pandemic.

The research paper has not been peer-reviewed; but it does provide data and documentation that is leading to pointed accusations directed at the National Heath Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom that doctors pursued a deliberate policy of euthanizing certain Covid-19 patients, particularly those patients struggling with pulmonary-respiratory issues.

Excess Deaths in the United Kingdom: Midazolam and Euthanasia in the COVID-19 Pandemic explores the stark lagged correlation between patient injections of the palliative sedative midazolam in certain regions of the United Kingdom and Covid-19 excess mortality rates.

The most striking dataset compares the monthly U.K. England excess deaths with monthly midazolam injections. Reported excess deaths follow upon injections by one month.

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‘Shark Tank’ mogul Kevin O’Leary announced he is boycotting New York City following Judge Arthur Engoron’s $355 million ruling against former President Donald Trump. The decision was labeled as “corrupt and baseless” by O’Leary, who criticized both AG Letitia James and Judge Engoron for their roles in the case.

“I’m shocked,” O’Leary told Fox News. “There’s no rationale for it. I can’t even understand or fathom the decision at all.” He extended his criticism towards the state of New York, branding it a “loser state” alongside California due to unfavorable policies, high taxes, and uncompetitive regulation.

“[New York] was already on the top of the list of being a loser state. I would never invest in New York now, and I’m not the only person saying that.” The reality TV star and entrepreneur also highlighted the impact of the ruling on future investments, particularly in high-end data centers, which are a booming asset class in the real estate sector.

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For years, California Democrats have been hostile to gun owners. California Democrats frequently attempt to erode Second Amendment rights in the state.

A bill in the Democrat-controlled California State Assembly that was introduced on February 16th, would force homeowners and renters to disclose information about firearms they own. Assembly member Mike Gipson, and State Senator Catherine Blakespear are the two leading California Democrat lawmakers pushing this legislation.

Section 2086 will be an addition to the Insurance Code pertaining to AB-3067.

The questions include information as to the number of firearms in the home, the method of storage, and how many firearms are stored in vehicles on the property. The questions include whether or not the firearms are in locked containers or not.

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Russian LNG supplies to Spain have soared whilst France increased by 41% over the year. At the end of 2022, Russia became France’s second-largest natural gas supplier after the United States.

Between January and September 2023, French LNG purchases from Russia were 41% higher than purchases during the same period in 2022, TF1 reports. Despite the sanctions, there is simply nothing to replace Russian gas in France.

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As sudden deaths continue to soar around the world, pharmaceutical companies have been quietly dropping mRNA vaccines, which have been repeatedly linked to the phenomenon.

Since the public rollout of Covid mRNA shots in early 2021, sudden and unexpected deaths have been skyrocketing.

Massive spikes in heart failure, strokes, blood clots, cancers, and vaccine-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (VAIDS) – all of which are side effects of the mRNA injection – have caused global excess death numbers to soar.

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Department of Justice (DOJ) Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report on President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents omitted nine boxes of potentially classified records, according to Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin).

The senators made the existence of the records public after the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) responded to their oversight queries. NARA reportedly confirming that, at DOJ’s urging, it retrieved the 9 boxes out of concern for the sensitivity of their contents.

NARA further acknowledged to the senators that the FBI had reviewed the contents of the boxes. But it is unclear if NARA or the FBI shared their findings with Hur.   

Grassley and Johnson are pressing Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Hur on this “significant factual omission.”

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“Civil War” connotes Americans will be fighting one another. However, a “1776-style struggle for Independence” denotes our common belief that the federal government—The Regime—must be brought to heel.

This from thelibertydaily.com.

A growing recognition of and antipathy for an entrenched ruling aristocracy with more allegiance to fellow globalists from the World Economic Forum, the World Health Organization, et al. than to fellow citizens from America’s heartland is causing widespread discussions of how to rid our beloved country of this detestable unaccountable bureaucracy.

There have been murmurs since Obama first spoke of his “fundamental transformation of America”—late 2008 or early 2009—about the potential for civil war in the United States. Polls depict half the country believes that future conflict is likely.

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National College Resources Foundation (NCRF)’s First Annual Black College Expo™ is an event that highlights Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other postsecondary institutions to provide admissions and scholarship information to students, parents, and other visitors in attendance.

The one in Los Angeles earlier in the week became a mob free-for-all, with gangs fighting each other, reportedly non-stop.

Why would a Black Expo College Fair cause mob fights? People were robbed, and many fled when they thought a mass shooting was imminent.

This is anarchy. That’s what happens when there are no repercussions for bad behavior. It needs to stop, but who will stop it?

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The police say the illegal alien gangs pouring into New York City are unstoppable. They steal phones and then hack the phones to drain bank accounts. Travel to Long Island or upstate, and it’s a different world.

Some of the gang leaders are incoming, and some were here but exploit illegal immigrants to commit crimes.


They’re stealing phones and jewelry and robbing bodegas. One bodega cost the owner $100,000. Assaults are up, and some crimes are unspeakable. Criminals are not kept in prison. Crimes are up 32% since 2019, and many crimes are like nothing we’ve ever seen.

Illegal apartments in the city are the base for gangs.

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About 1,600 employees are being laid off at Nike, according to President and CEO John Donahoe. Donahoe revealed the development in a company-wide email sent on Thursday, per WFAA.

“This is a painful reality and not one that I take lightly. We are not currently performing at our best, and I ultimately hold myself and my leadership team accountable,” he said.

“Nike has a proud history where the most challenging moments bring out the best in us, individually and as a team. I know we will come together to respond once again, and I am confident in our future,” he added.

Donahue also revealed that the layoffs will not affect store managers, store employees or distribution center employees.

The first round of layoffs started on Friday and will continue through the week. The next rounds will go through the end of May.

Webmaster addition: Meanwhile, Trump's gold sneakers sold out in one day!

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President Joe Biden is no longer the 'clear favorite' to win in 2024 and appears to be 'losing' his momentum in the campaign, political analyst Nate Silver claims.

In a Substack post on Monday, the FiveThirtyEight founder concluded that Biden 'should stand down if he wasn't going to be able to run a normal reelection campaign.'

'If you'd asked me a year ago, I would have told you that Joe Biden was a reasonably clear favorite in the event of a rematch against Donald Trump,' he wrote in his Silver Bulletin post.

Now, Silver argues, 'it's time for the White House to put up or shut up.'

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Some Trump-supporting truckers are refusing to transport loads to and from New York City after the former president was fined $355 million and had his ability to run businesses in the state suspended in Friday’s civil fraud verdict.

A pro-Trump truck driver known as “Chicago Ray” posted a video to X following the verdict, sharing that he and several of his colleagues are declining NYC delivery jobs due to Manhattan Judge Arthur Engoron’s ruling.

“I’ve been on the radio talking to drivers for about the last… hour and 15 minutes…  I’ve talked to at least ten drivers… they’re going to start refusing loads to New York City starting on Monday,” Ray said.

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Former President Donald Trump must pay nearly half a billion dollars as a bond to New York State before he can appeal the ruling by Judge Arthur Engoron last week that he must pay $354 million in fines — over $450 million, with interest — for fraud.

Critics have noted that Trump is the only person ever to be sued under an obscure New York fraud statute that does not require any harm be done, and that effectively criminalizes the everyday practice of real estate valuations in negotiations with banks.

Though Attorney General Letitia James — who ran for office promising to target Trump — claimed that no one is above the law, her case against Trump marks the only such case in the history of the state. And the staggering fine is likewise unprecedented.

Webmaster addition:  "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted." -- 8th Amendment

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Russian investigators will not hand over the body of dead Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for 14 days, his team have revealed, after his widow claimed he had been poisoned by Novichok. 

Yulia Navalnaya has accused the Russian authorities of hiding Navalny's body in order to wait for traces of the nerve agent to disappear.

And today, Ivan Zhdanov, the director of Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation, said that Navalny's body would not be given to his mother for 14 days while a chemical examination takes place.

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Eight Eritrean migrants were apprehended by North Carolina authorities on Saturday, following a riot and assault incident at a cultural festival in Charlotte.

The clash, which was reportedly between rival Eritrean gangs, resulted in a standoff that lasted over 10 hours. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) responded to the scene after rioters allegedly attacked police officers with sticks, rocks, and other projectiles. A tractor was also set ablaze during the riot.

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While presidents have long had disagreements on national policy, many agreed that unchecked immigration to the United States ultimately hurts Americans and those legal immigrants who have already arrived.

Five presidents, in particular, have famously warned against mass immigration to the United States — despite their differences on a variety of other issues.

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An illegal alien who should previously have been deported from the United States is accused of killing 35-year-old Steven Nasholm, a husband and father of three daughters, in Rusk County, Wisconsin, in late January.

Jorge Sanchez-Tzanhua, a 22-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, has been arrested and charged with drunk driving and felony homicide after Nasholm died following a crash in Rusk County allegedly caused by Sanchez-Tzanhua as a result of drunk driving.

According to Rusk County police, on Jan. 30, Sanchez-Tzanhua was driving drunk in an SUV when he crashed into Nasholm, who was driving a semi-truck.

Nasholm died from injuries he suffered in the accident.

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Four illegal aliens were arrested on Saturday in Chicago after being accused of robbing and strangling a man on the city’s Pink Line train.

The four men reportedly attacked and robbed a 48-year-old man on the train near the Kostner Avenue station at around 4:45 p.m. on February 17, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) said, according to CWB Chicago.

CPD officers arrested the four men at the next station and discovered that they were all staying at the Standard Club migrant shelter downtown, only blocks away from the Art Institute of Chicago.

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The Democrat-controlled state of New York has been quietly handing out cash payments to thousands of migrants under a rule change qualifying non-citizens for welfare.

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) modified its Safety Net Assistance (SNA) program’s parameters in 2023, making migrants who have filled out asylum application forms eligible to receive even more taxpayer dollars. 

A memo quietly sent out to New York welfare office workers from the Hochul administration on May 12, 2023, carefully revised the standards needed to qualify for SNA, expanding them to include “non-citizens who are considered permanently residing under color of law (PRUCOL).”

“PRUCOL is not an immigration status, but a public benefit category used by OTDA for the purposes of Safety Net Assistance (SNA) eligibility,” the memo reads, before listing the several different kinds of immigration documentation SNA providers should accept from migrants. 

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