(KNOW YOUR ENEMY!) – Nigel Farage At CPAC – ENEMY MEDIA and George SOROS Will Never Stop Attacking

By Rick Wells

Nigel Farage delivers a strong endorsement of President Trump and America under his leadership, pointing out the powerful enemies in the media and globalists like Soros will…

Nigel Farage told the audience attending CPAC that sometimes you’ve got to wait for the rewards of the good fight, citing the victories of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote in 2016 as examples of having successfully “stuffed the establishment.”

He says the movement is continuing, with only 8% of the across Europe going to patriotic parties in 2000, this year that number has climbed to 24%. Farage sees President Trump as the inspiration for the future, saying, “I thought he’d be good but he has exceeded all expectations. He’s on the way to being a truly great President of this country.”

While noting that there “is a lot of good news out there,” Farage notes that we must not underestimate our enemies.”

He observes, “The establishment, in some ways, are fighting harder to damage the reputation of the President and indeed to try to delay, water down, or stop Brexit. These people will never stop and you’ve seen it here in this country. That now the mainstream media have actually become the opposition.”

Farage informs the audience that, according to the mainstream propagandists, he is an international spy at the center of an international web and that he is the one person connecting Trump, Putin and Julian Assange. He’s supposedly been running memory sticks back and forth from the White House and Kremlin to Assange, they claim.

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He too is supposedly under threat of a Mueller indictment and has been funded by the Russians for his entire political career. Farage then, against that backdrop, launches a fierce and brutally accurate criticism of the left, who, no matter what, will continue to keep fighting against freedom and self-government.

Farage raises the name of George Soros in his depiction of how powerful the leftist enemies are,  noting that he’s put $30 billion into his Open Society agitation organization, sponsoring civil unrest and attacking representative government across the West. He says people like Soros “don’t believe in the existence of the nation state.”

But with that challenge, Farage says he’s also noticed that Americans are once again optimistic about the future. He credits the election of President Trump, saying, “Under those eight years of Obama, people thought much less of America at the end of that eight year period.” One audience member shouts out “lock him up,” to which Farage replies, “I agree.” Don’t we all.

He warns of an effort by the unholy trinity of big banks, big business and big politics to stop Brexit from happening. They may force another vote and if they do, Farage pledges to once again be on the front lines in that fight.

U.S. BORDER OFFICIALS HAVEN’T VERIFIED PASSPORT RFID DATA IN OVER 10 YEARS

Customs and Border Protection never purchased software necessary to detect forgeries

Mikael Thalen | Infowars.com – FEBRUARY 23, 2018

U.S. border officials have been unable to verify the authenticity of data stored on passport RFID chips for more than a decade, two senators revealed Thursday.

In a letter to Kevin McAleenan, the acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) stated that the agency has failed to purchase the software needed to ensure a passport’s digital data hasn’t been altered.

“It’s past time for U.S. Customs and Border Protection to take basic steps to stop passport forgery,” Wyden tweeted. “@clairecmc and I wrote to @CBP urging them to use digital signatures to prevent tampering and fakes.

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As noted in the senators’ letter, e-Passports, which store cryptographically verifiable traveler information, became the standard domestically in 2007 following a U.S. government-led effort to have the technology adopted worldwide.

Despite the U.S. requiring every visitor from countries on the visa-waiver list to have an e-Passport, the CBP “lacks the technical capabilities to verify e-Passport chips.”

“CBP has deployed e-Passport readers at many ports of entry, which CBP personnel use to download data from the smart chips in e-Passports,” the letter notes. “However, CBP does not have the software necessary to authenticate the information store on the e-Passport, which means that CBP is unable to determine if the data stored on the smart chips has been tampered with or forged.”

The senators also found that the CBP was first warned about the issue in 2010 after a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) highlighted the security failure.

“Eight years after that publication, CBP still does not possess the technological capability to authenticate the machine-readable data in e-Passports,” the letter adds.

While the letter does not detail any incidents in which criminals have abused the loophole, researchers in 2009 revealed the ability to copy legitimate e-Passport chips and apply them to fake documents.

“1 billion passports now include anti-forgery encryption technology, but CBP never bought the software it needs to take advantage of it and spot digital fakes,” Wyden also tweeted. “We can secure our borders against national security threats with smart policies that don’t threaten our liberties.”

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Wyden and McCaskill are calling on the CBP to work with the General Services Admiistration to “develop and implement a plan” to fix the issue by 2019.

(SOON COMING TO AMERICA ALSO) – New South African president wants to seize land from white farmers without compensation

South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has pledged to return the lands owned by white farmers since the 1600s to the black citizens of the country.

The government plans to accelerate land redistribution through expropriation without compensation.

“The expropriation of land without compensation is envisaged as one of the measures that we will use to accelerate the redistribution of land to black South Africans,” said Ramaphosa, who was sworn into office to succeed Jacob Zuma as president last week.

The millionaire ex-businessman Ramaphosa promised that land expropriation operations will not be a “smash and grab”exercise and promised to handle the matter properly, adding that people “must see this process as an opportunity.”

“No-one is saying that land must be taken away from our people,” he said, “Rather, it is how we can make sure that our people have equitable access to land and security of tenure. We must see this process of accelerated land redistribution as an opportunity and not as a threat,” he added during a speechto parliament on Tuesday.

Such a drastic move would not damage the country’s agriculture or economy, the South African president promised.

“We will handle it with responsibility. We will handle it in a way that will not damage our economy, that is not going to damage agricultural production,” he said.

More than two decades after the end of apartheid in the 1990s, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party is under pressure to tackle racial disparities in land ownership in South Africa. The country is home to over 50 million people, with whites owning most of the land.

According to a recent study, black South Africans constitute 79 percent of the population, but directly own only 1.2 percent of the country’s rural land. Meanwhile, white South Africans, who constitute 9 percent of the country’s population, directly own 23.6 percent of its rural land, and 11.4 percent of land in towns and cities, according to the Land Audit report.

A similar program of land redistribution was carried out by then-Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Thousands of white farmers were forced from their lands.

However, food production plummeted without the experienced farmers’ contribution, and Zimbabwe’s economy suffered massively. In 2010, the Guardian reported that Mugabe used land reform to reward his allies rather than ordinary black Zimbabweans. In 2016, Mugabe signed a decree that foreign companies would face closure unless they sold or gave up 51 percent of their shares.

Speaking about the redistribution of land in his country, Ramaphosa said that “in dealing with this complex matter” South Africa would not “make the mistakes that others have made.”

 

Seattle author mistakes Norwegian flag for Confederate flag, alerts local newspaper

author Rebecca Morris

know your enemy!

When a New York Times bestselling author noticed a blue-and-red flag flying near her home, she tipped off the local newspaper to report a “Confederate flag.” But there was just one little problem – it was a Norwegian flag.

The tip-off to the Seattle Times came from true-crime author Rebecca Morris“Hi. Suddenly there is a Confederate flag flying in front of a house in my Greenwood neighborhood. It is at the north-east corner of 92nd and Palatine, just a block west of 92nd and Greenwood Ave N. I would love to know what this ‘means’… but of course don’t want to knock on their door. Maybe others in the area are flying the flag? Maybe it’s a story? Thank you.” 

The Seattle Times was on the case, driving directly to scene. But when they arrived, they didn’t see the Confederate flag at all. It was a Norwegian flag, being proudly flown by a Norwegian-American, who is showing his support to the Scandinavian country during the Olympics.

“That’s a Norwegian flag,” homeowner Darold Normal Stangeland told the Seattle Times. “It’s been up there since the start of the Olympics. I’m a proud Norwegian-American. My parents emigrated here in the mid-1950s. He skippered tugboats,” Stangeland continued.

When Morris was informed of her mistake, she responded with a simple “Are you kidding me?” and noted that she had even looked up the Confederate flag online.

On second glance, however, Morris admitted her error. “Well, it does look like the Norwegian flag!” she said. “Maybe that’s the story… we’re so stressed by all things political that we see things that aren’t there.”

It’s not the first time there’s been a mix-up between the two flags, both of which bear the colors blue, red, and white. In 2012, a woman in New York came under fire after flying a miniature Norwegian flag. “It was embarrassing,” she said at the time. “Everyone in the county was asking me if I’m flying a rebel flag.”

The Confederate flag has long been a controversial symbol in the US, due to its historic ties to slavery and segregation. Critics say that flying the flag is a way of defending slavery, while others say the flag is about honoring the history of the American South.

(KNOW YOUR ENEMY!) – First National Bank of Omaha: No More NRA Visas

By Awr Hawkins

On February 22 the First National Bank of Omaha announced it is responding to the gun control outcry by refusing to renew its contract for NRA Visa Cards.

Think Progress reports that that bank has offered the NRA Visa Cards for over a decade. They are ending that relationship after a 48-hour campaign of “public pressure” against the bank.

On Thursday the bank tweeted:

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According to Think Progress, First National Bank of Omaha is but “one of at least 22 corporations that the NRA says offer incentives to NRA members.” The bank is the first to respond to public criticism by ending its relationship with the NRA.

 

MUELLER INDICTS MANAFORT AGAIN

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort leaves the Prettyman Federal Courthouse after a bail hearing November 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

By Josh Gerstein 02/22/2018

Special counsel Robert Mueller filed a new indictment charging former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and aide Rick Gates with multiple counts of tax and bank fraud.

The new charges, returned by a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia on Thursday, come after Mueller separately charged the two men in Washington last year with money laundering and failing to register as foreign agents for their work related to Ukraine.