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Kavanaugh’s Third Accuser Gives First Interview. Here’s What She had to Say

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Julie Swetnick, the third woman to accuse SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct from 35 years ago has become the first of these individuals to grant the media an interview.

Swetnick is making an appearance on Showtime’s “The Circus” on Sunday, where she tells co-host John Heilemann that the kind of behavior she allegedly witnessed Brett Kavanaugh participating in back in high school disqualifies him from being on the Supreme Court.

On Wednesday, porn star Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, unveiled the Kavanaugh “gang rape train” allegation that he had been teasing since the beginning of the week. He also revealed the identity of the woman making the allegation: Julie Swetnick. In a sworn statement Avenatti tweeted out Wednesday, Swetnick alleges that in the early 1980s, when she was in college, she attended around 10 high parties with high schoolers where Kavanaugh and Mark Judge were present and at which vulnerable women were regularly encouraged to get drunk or were drugged so that they might be “gang raped.” She does not allege that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her, but says she was the victim of one of these alleged gang rapes and suggests he participated in others. Kavanaugh has adamantly denied the allegations, which he said were “from The Twilight Zone,” and says he doesn’t know who Swetnick is.

Asked by Heilemann why she’s waited until just one day before Kavanaugh’s hearing on the Christine Blasey Ford allegations to come forward, Swetnick said, “Well, it wasn’t that I wanted to come out just one day before the hearings. Circumstances brought it out that way. This is something that occurred a long time ago, and it’s not that I just thought about it; it’s been on my mind ever since the occurrences.”

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“Brett Kavanaugh is going for a seat where he’s going to have that seat on the Supreme Court for the rest of his life,” she told Heilemann, Avenatti standing by her. “And if he’s going to have that seat legitimately, all of these things should be investigated because, from what I experienced firsthand, I don’t think he belongs on the Supreme Court.” (Link to clip below.)

Instead of submitting the serious charges of “gang rapes” to law enforcement, Swetnick and Avenatti sent a statement to the Senate, stressing that Kavanaugh’s hearing should be delayed until the matter could be fully investigated. Swetnick has produced no evidence or witnesses to corroborate her claims. The New York Times reports: “None of Ms. Swetnick’s claims could be independently corroborated by The New York Times, and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, declined to make her available for an interview.”

As you can see from above, the whole goal of submitting this accusation to the Senate Judiciary Committee was to delay the confirmation vote. If that doesn’t make this whole situation look a little sketchy, you’re being naive.

When confronted about Swetnick’s ex-boyfriend obtaining a restraining order against her, this is what Avenatti had to say:

Avenatti responded to Politico’s questions about the restraining order by accusing the outlet of “attacking” a sexual assault victim. “Complete nonsense. No truth to this at all. Her ex-boyfriend fraudulently used her resume to apply for and obtain jobs and was caught by her,” said Avenatti. “Why are you all attacking a sexual assault victim? Would that be appropriate in a court of law? I am disgusted by the fact that the press is attacking a sexual assault victim.”

Notice how he completely shifted tactics to make it seem like the media questioning him and his client is some form of victim shaming? This guy is truly despicable.

The bottom line here is that none of these accusations have any sort of hard proof to back them up. On top of that, much of the statement from the first accuser is contradictory.

At the end of the day, it certainly seems as if the Democrats are only out to delay this vote in hopes they can sweep some important seats in Congress and deny Kavanaugh’s appointment.

Shameful.

Source: Daily Wire

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Tiananmen Square ‘Simpsons’ Episode Goes Missing in Hong Kong

China is now exporting their cultural censorship abroad, in alarming new ways.

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When it comes to being an international superpower, perhaps the most important asset that a nation can harbor is leverage…with or without good will.

For the United States, there are plenty of factors that combine to make us the world stage’s premier actor:  Our economy, our military, and our culture, all of which are exported to other nations in one way or another.

For Russia, it’s their shamelessness and ruthlessness, combined with their willingness to exert their potent military assets in places where they know that they’ll be ostracized for it.

But for China, it’s the exploitation of their population.  Not only does the Communist regime allow for the labor force to work for pennies in dangerously under-regulated industries, but the buying power of the Chinese people has long been one of the most potent weapons in Beijing’s arsenal.

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Of course, to keep the Chinese people happy, their leaders censor and distort reality, in an effort to further hone the ability to exploit them for influence around the world. This means that those under Chinese rule may not have any idea about the atrocities that the CCP regularly commits against them.

More worrisome still is the fact that China seems to be exporting this exploitation to locales that do not pledge allegiance to Beijing.

An episode of The Simpsons in which the cartoon American family visit Tiananmen Square is missing from the Disney+ streaming service in Hong Kong, adding to concerns about mainland China-style censorship in the city.

The Hong Kong version started streaming earlier this month and eagle-eyed customers soon noticed the conspicuous absence of The Simpsons episode 12 of season 16.

First airing in 2005, the episode features the family’s trip to China in which matriarch Marge Simpson’s sister tries to adopt a baby.

In one scene, the Simpsons are at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, the site of a deadly 1989 crackdown against democracy protesters. The cartoon shows a sign there that reads “On this site, in 1989, nothing happened” — a satirical nod to China’s campaign to purge memories of what happened.

It then shows Marge’s sister standing before a tank, referencing the famous photo from the Tiananmen crackdown of a lone man standing in front of a tank.

Later in the episode, the subject of Tibet was broached as well, which is undoubtedly something that China doesn’t wish to speak about publicly.

This is far from the first time that China has used their population’s economic power as a deterrent against criticism, having briefly, (but effectively), boycotted the NBA after staff for one of the teams made a social media post in support of Hong Kong’s independence.

When it comes to being an international superpower, perhaps the most important asset that a nation can harbor is leverage…with or without good will. For the United States, there are plenty of factors that combine to make us the world stage’s premier actor:  Our economy, our military, and our culture, all of which are exported to other nations in one way or another. For Russia, it’s their shamelessness and ruthlessness, combined with their willingness to exert their potent military assets in places where they know that they’ll be ostracized for it. But for China, it’s the exploitation of their population.  Not only does the Communist regime allow for the labor force to work for pennies in dangerously under-regulated industries, but the buying power of the Chinese people has long been one of the most potent weapons in Beijing’s arsenal. Of course, to keep the Chinese people happy, their leaders censor and distort reality, in an effort to further hone the ability to exploit them for influence around the world. This means that those under Chinese rule may not have any idea about the atrocities that the CCP regularly commits against them. More worrisome still is the fact that China seems to be exporting this exploitation to locales that do not pledge allegiance to Beijing. An episode of The Simpsons in which the cartoon American family visit Tiananmen Square is missing from the Disney+ streaming service in Hong Kong, adding to concerns about mainland China-style censorship in the city. The Hong Kong version started streaming earlier this month and eagle-eyed customers soon noticed the conspicuous absence of The Simpsons episode 12 of season 16. First airing in 2005, the episode features the family’s trip to China in which matriarch Marge Simpson’s sister tries to adopt a baby. In one scene, the Simpsons…

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As Inflation Continues, New Threat to US Food Supply Emerges

This could get UGLY!

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While this particular time of year has traditionally been celebrated with gift-giving and spending time around the dinner table with loved ones, there are serious concerns about the viability of that visage in Joe Biden’s America.

The largely-ineffective President, (who appeared reluctant to run for office in the first place), has been struggling to juggle a number of compounding crises of late.  Of particular importance during these last weeks of the year is the economy – an issue that Joe Biden has been simply unable to wrangle.  Inflation continues to defy the “experts” who’ve proclaimed it to be transitory, and there are serious supply chain issues that threaten to leave plenty of empty space both under the Christmas tree and in the kitchen.

Now, to make matters worse, American farmers are growing alarmed over a new supply shortage. 

Nitrogen fertilizer is in short supply, and its cost is skyrocketing as a result. This could not only translate into higher prices in everything from bread to meat in the coming months, but the shortage is forcing farmers to make dicey gambles about the fall and upcoming spring planting season. A slew of factors are behind the shortage, including record low temperatures in Texas earlier this year and Hurricane Ida’s slamming of production facilities in Louisiana in August, per the Weather Channel. A post at Ag Week, meanwhile, blames “a rare combination of supply chain issues that have tightened supplies,” including high prices for natural gas, a key component in the fertilizer.

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The trouble could easily spill over into the new year.

“There’s going to be a lot of people who wait and see,” Daren Coppock of the Agricultural Retailers Association tells Reuters. “(But) if everybody’s scrambling in the spring to get enough, somebody’s corn isn’t going to get covered.”

Given Joe Biden’s record on easing economic burdens on America, there are many throughout rural America who are not anticipating much help from Washington.

While this particular time of year has traditionally been celebrated with gift-giving and spending time around the dinner table with loved ones, there are serious concerns about the viability of that visage in Joe Biden’s America. The largely-ineffective President, (who appeared reluctant to run for office in the first place), has been struggling to juggle a number of compounding crises of late.  Of particular importance during these last weeks of the year is the economy – an issue that Joe Biden has been simply unable to wrangle.  Inflation continues to defy the “experts” who’ve proclaimed it to be transitory, and there are serious supply chain issues that threaten to leave plenty of empty space both under the Christmas tree and in the kitchen. Now, to make matters worse, American farmers are growing alarmed over a new supply shortage.  Nitrogen fertilizer is in short supply, and its cost is skyrocketing as a result. This could not only translate into higher prices in everything from bread to meat in the coming months, but the shortage is forcing farmers to make dicey gambles about the fall and upcoming spring planting season. A slew of factors are behind the shortage, including record low temperatures in Texas earlier this year and Hurricane Ida’s slamming of production facilities in Louisiana in August, per the Weather Channel. A post at Ag Week, meanwhile, blames “a rare combination of supply chain issues that have tightened supplies,” including high prices for natural gas, a key component in the fertilizer. The trouble could easily spill over into the new year. “There’s going to be a lot of people who wait and see,” Daren Coppock of the Agricultural Retailers Association tells Reuters. “(But) if everybody’s scrambling in the spring to get enough, somebody’s corn isn’t going to get covered.” Given Joe…

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