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Would-Be NYC Cathedral Arsonist Had Just Purchased a One Way Ticket To…

The story just keeps getting stranger…and more worrisome as well.

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As with just about any news these days, there was an almost immediate sprouting of conspiracy theories surrounding the blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris this week.

For many social media users, the coincidence of the inferno occurring on Monday of Holy Week was just too much.  They saw this as “a sign”, and almost certainly as a “nefarious act”, possibly played out in order to spark some sort of Holy War.

The theories get much wilder than that as well, but we dare not wade too deep into the conspiratorial waters, lest we want to be blacklisted by some clandestine “fact checking” gestapo.

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Despite the insistence of investigators that there was no reason to believe foul play was at work, the internet’s darker corners remained skeptical.  Then, came the story of a man in NYC who was arrested after walking into Saint Patrick’s Cathedral with two cans of gas, some lighter fluid, and a lighting device.

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This sparked a whole new realm of conspiracy for many…and that was before we knew about his travel plans.

Marc Lamparello, a former director of music at a New Jersey Roman Catholic Church, was arrested at the historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Wednesday night after security stopped him with two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters, police said.

Sources with the New York City Police Department told ABC News that he also purchased a one-way ticket to Rome, which was scheduled to depart from Newark, New Jersey, on Thursday evening.

Lamparello, 37, was charged with attempted arson, reckless endangerment and some violations of city codes. He told police that he was taking a shortcut through church to reach his minivan, which he claimed had run out of gas.

Police then inspected Lamparello’s vehicle, determined that it was indeed not out of gas, and made the arrest.

Given Rome’s intrinsic value to the Roman Catholic community, and Lamparello’s alleged attempted arson, there is little doubt that this, too, will be the subject of a vast online discussion that may or may not have any inherent merit.

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Report Shows Joe Biden Paid Women Far Less Than Men During His 35 Years In the Senate

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There are many reasons to not vote for former Vice President Joe Biden. Too many to list here. But as long as Donald Trump is out of office, liberals wouldn’t care if Joe or a trained monkey worked out of the Oval Office. Biden claims that he’s a liberal but his actions over the years tell a different story. He’s not really anything other than ignorant. This report about the 2020 Democrat frontrunner paying women less than men for three and a half decades while a senator from Delaware should have the left in a tizzy. But it won’t. From Free Beacon: Women working for former vice president Joe Biden were paid less than their male counterparts during the entirety of Biden’s 35 years in the U.S. Senate, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis. When Biden joined the Senate in 1973, the average pay for a full-time female staffer in his office was $5,029, about 68 percent of the $7,383 average paid to men during that span, according to the secretary of the Senate’s first spending report for the 93rd Congress. A Free Beacon analysis of spending reports covering Biden’s full Senate tenure found that he never achieved gender pay equity. Over the course of Biden’s time in the Senate, women on average earned just 67 cents for each dollar earned by men. Check out the chart: The Free Beacon conducted its analysis using salary disbursements disclosed in the biannual report of the secretary of the Senate. As with previous Free Beacon gender pay gap investigations, only staffers employed for the entirety of any of the six-month pay periods analyzed were included in the calculations. Biden said he’d cure cancer if elected president in 2020. No joke. As if that weren’t bad enough, Biden is now claiming the Obama…

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Cruz On Obama’s FBI Targeting Trump: ‘This Was Beavis & Butthead,’ Not ‘Jason Bourne’

Ted Cruz for the win?

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) has forgotten more about politics and American history than most people will ever know. Red, white, and blue runs through his veins. Never one to censure himself, Cruz unloaded on Inspector General Michael Horowitz and taught him a thing or two in the process. It was brilliant. From Daily Wire: On Wednesday, speaking at Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s hearing, Senator Ted Cruz attacked the Obama administration for its supposed ignorance of the actions of the FBI and DOJ that targeted the 2016 Trump campaign, snapping, “This wasn’t Jason Bourne. This was Beavis and Butt-Head.” WATCH: Ted Cruz: This wasn’t Jason Bourne, this was Beavis and Butthead🔥 https://twitter.com/PolishPatriotTM/status/1204839761921421312?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1204839761921421312&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2019%2F12%2Fcruz-this-wasnt-jason-bourne-this-was-beavis-and-butthead%2F WATCH: THE FIX WAS IN… FBI official allegedly altered document that was basis for FISA warrant on surveillance of the 2016 Trump campaign. https://twitter.com/CaliforniaPanda/status/1197665317675294722?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1197665317675294722&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fbreaking-fbi-official-under-criminal-investigation-for-altering-document-used-to-start-probe-into-trump-campaign Reactions: And CNN puts it in paragraph 2 – bc this is the most important thing – that Trump will accuse the FBI of wrongdoing in this investigation. Well, yeah! https://twitter.com/AshleeLee4848/status/1197665554955419650?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1197665554955419650&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F11%2F21%2Freport-fbi-official-who-allegedly-altered-document-related-to-2016-russia-probe-under-investigation%2F Well would you look at that. Suddenly people in our MSM want to do their jobs before that report comes out Dec 9th… https://twitter.com/guntotingteabag/status/1197667744344399873?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1197667744344399873&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F11%2F21%2Freport-fbi-official-who-allegedly-altered-document-related-to-2016-russia-probe-under-investigation%2F The Republicans have been talking about this for 3 years. #JusticeIsComing https://twitter.com/JIMBAUR/status/1197665823562719232?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1197665823562719232&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F11%2F21%2Freport-fbi-official-who-allegedly-altered-document-related-to-2016-russia-probe-under-investigation%2F The FBI also altered Flynn’s 302. William Barr is going to drop the hammer and nobody will be left to cover for each other 🇺🇸 https://twitter.com/shelby60235316/status/1197666898005020672?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1197666898005020672&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F11%2F21%2Freport-fbi-official-who-allegedly-altered-document-related-to-2016-russia-probe-under-investigation%2F If the Democrats and a handful of intelligence community personnel escape accountability for this, it’s over for the country. The deep state can reverse engineer phony crimes to topple sitting administrations. This has to be devastating with indictments, arrests and prison time. https://twitter.com/ScottC07691268/status/1197666036671303681?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1197666036671303681&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F11%2F21%2Freport-fbi-official-who-allegedly-altered-document-related-to-2016-russia-probe-under-investigation%2F @SaraCarterDC has been covering this for 3 yrs now! Nonetheless, it’s typical CNN would try to get ahead of the damning report about to drop by…

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