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Joe Biden: "Believe All Women" (Except The One Accusing Me Of Sexual Assault)

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Joe Biden: "Believe All Women" (Except The One Accusing Me Of Sexual Assault)

In September, 2018 - former Vice President Joe Biden weighed in on allegations of sexual assault against Justice Brett Kavanaugh by insisting that any woman's public claims of sexual assault should be presumed to be true.





Except for Biden's former Senate staffer, Tara Reade, who says Biden penetrated her with

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his fingers in 1993 when she was in her mid-20s, making her life "hell."



Biden's deputy campaign manager magically transformed "believe all women" into "all women have a right to tell their story" on Friday, saying in a statement to Fox News: "Women have a right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims. We encourage them to do so, because these accusations are false."





As we noted last week, Reade said in an interview with Rolling Stone's Katie Halper that Biden sexually assaulted her after she was asked to run a gym bag over to him.



Biden's "hands were on me and underneath my clothes," she said, after he "had me up against the wall."



"I remember him saying first, like as he was doing it, ‘Do you want to go somewhere else,'" she said, adding "And then him saying to me when I pulled away, he got finished doing what he was doing, and I kind of just pulled back and he said, ‘Come on man, I heard you liked me.’ And that phrase stayed with me because I kept thinking what I might’ve said and I can’t remember exactly if he said ‘i thought’ or ‘I heard’ but he implied that I had done this."




Reade then went on to say that “everything shattered in that moment” because she knew that there were no witnesses and she looked up to him. “He was like my father’s age,” she said. “He was like this champion of women’s rights in my eyes and I couldn’t believe it was happening. It seemed surreal.”



Reade then said Biden grabbed her by the shoulders and said, “You’re okay. You’re fine” and proceeded to walk away.



Reade said that Biden also told her something after the alleged assault that she initially didn’t want to share because “it’s the thing that stays in my head over and over.” But after some pressing from Halper, Reade decided to share:



He took his finger. He just like pointed at me and said you’re nothing to me.”



Halper said she spoke with Reade’s brother and close friend, and both of them recall Reade telling them about the alleged assault at the time. -NewsOne




Reade says that after she revealed some of Biden's inappropriate behavior, she was accused of doing the bidding of Vladimir Putin, according to The Intercept.  



Listen to Reade's interview here:







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Believe All Women, Right? Biden Accused Of Sexual Assault

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Believe All Women, Right? Biden Accused Of Sexual Assault

Joe Biden has been 'credibly' accused of sexual assault - and in a world where Democrats set the rules for these types of claims, she must be believed.


Biden with visibly uncomfortable girl (not accuser)

The woman, Tara Reade, accused Biden last year of inappropriate behavior when she worked in his Senate office in 1993. Now (well actually, last Ap

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ril), Reade says Biden touched her inappropriately when she was in her mid-20s.



"My life was hell," said Reade. "This was about power and control. I couldn’t get a job on the Hill."



Now, She's given a graphic podcast interview with Rolling Stone's Katie Halper where she tells her full story.



Reade describes a graphic incident from 1993 in which as superior asked her to run a gym bag to Biden "down towards the capital." When Biden greeted her (not allegedly of course, since we're believing all women), he forced her up against a wall and shoved his hands up her skirt.



Biden's "hands were on me and underneath my clothes," she said, after he "had me up against the wall."



"I remember him saying first, like as he was doing it, ‘Do you want to go somewhere else,'" she said, adding "And then him saying to me when I pulled away, he got finished doing what he was doing, and I kind of just pulled back and he said, ‘Come on man, I heard you liked me.’ And that phrase stayed with me because I kept thinking what I might’ve said and I can’t remember exactly if he said ‘i thought’ or ‘I heard’ but he implied that I had done this."




Reade then went on to say that “everything shattered in that moment” because she knew that there were no witnesses and she looked up to him. “He was like my father’s age,” she said. “He was like this champion of women’s rights in my eyes and I couldn’t believe it was happening. It seemed surreal.”



Reade then said Biden grabbed her by the shoulders and said, “You’re okay. You’re fine” and proceeded to walk away.



Reade said that Biden also told her something after the alleged assault that she initially didn’t want to share because “it’s the thing that stays in my head over and over.” But after some pressing from Halper, Reade decided to share:



He took his finger. He just like pointed at me and said you’re nothing to me.”



Halper said she spoke with Reade’s brother and close friend, and both of them recall Reade telling them about the alleged assault at the time. -NewsOne






Reade says that after she revealed some of Biden's inappropriate behavior, she was accused of doing the bidding of Vladimir Putin, according to The Intercept.  



Probably nothing, right?






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Virginia Gun Sales Soar As Dems Consider Draconian "Assault Weapons" Ban

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Virginia Gun Sales Soar As Dems Consider Draconian "Assault Weapons" Ban

Ever since Virginia's Democrats retook the state assembly and Senate in November, Democratic Gov. Ralph "blackface" Northam and the legislature have been gearing up to pass a draconian gun control bill.



Unsurprisingly, many Virginians feel strongly about preserving their second amendment rights, and the state has traditionally enforced a more permissive stance towar

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d firearm ownership. But now, lawmakers are tossing around ideas like an "assault weapons ban" - language that has been criticized as vague and even nonsensical. Several moderate Democrats have even expressed reservations about supporting a sweeping gun-control bill if it includes the ban.




"A lot of people don’t really understand assault weapons and how complicated the issue really is," said Democratic Sen. John Edwards. "It’s going to be very difficult to figure out a way to do it. But we’re studying it, that’s all I can say."




And yet, lawmakers are pressing ahead, prompting a vicious backlash that has even prompted Gov. Northam to declare a state of Emergency because armed militia groups planned to storm the capitol.



As the gun-control debate rages, thousands of Virginians have been rushing to gun stores across the state to buy up firearms before it's too late.



Per Fox 5 Washington DC:




"Business has been absolutely crazy," explained Jerry Rapp, owner of SpecDive Tactical in Alexandria. Rapp said business has increased by 200 to 300 percent since the last election, although that doesn’t mean the news is all good for the gun shop owner and his customers. "People are really on edge. They’re worried about their Second Amendment rights. They’re worried about the future of what you can and cannot have as a firearm."




As one gun buyer put it, since Democrats have expressed open hostility to the 2nd Amendment, it makes more sense to just be prepared.




"If they’re willing to make laws that will strip your second amendment right, I mean who’s to say what could happen, so yeah, I’m gonna get it while I can," Roberson said.




According to FBI data, the number of firearm background checks ballooned in Virginia last month to nearly 77,000, up from 53,000 a year before. That's an increase of roughly 45%. That's in keeping with a national trend that we highlighted earlier this month.





President Trump has even chimed in, warning that your "2nd Amendment is under very serious attack".




Meanwhile, communities across Virginia are already looking into ways to sidestep any new state laws. The map below shows the counties that have enacted, or are considering, "Second Amendment Sanctuary" legislation.





The gun control debate has already ratcheted up tensions across the state. And things are only just getting started.




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Full Turkish Assault On NE Syria Coming "Next 24 Hours" As Kurds Make Late Night Appeal

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Full Turkish Assault On NE Syria Coming "Next 24 Hours" As Kurds Make Late Night Appeal

The Washington Post reports that the expected major Turkish military incursion into northeast Syria which set off a firestorm early this week after the White House appeared to give the green light in a Sunday night statement will commence in the next 24 hours.



"There are indications that it is coming in the next 24 hours. Most likely at Tal A

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byad and Ras al-Ain, according to press reports and the Turkish build up," the Post's Liz Sly stated, citing a prior report. This after Turkish warplanes had already conducted limited bombing of select Kurdish supply routes along the Syria-Iraq border. Turkey has confirmed the reports, via Reuters:




The Turkish military, together with the Free Syrian Army, will cross the Syrian border "shortly", President Tayyip Erdogan's communications director said early on Wednesday, as Ankara starts a military incursion in the region.



Turkish forces and heavy armaments have been mustering at the border, via the AP.

Separately, Foreign Policy is reporting "U.S. and Kurdish officials expect Turkey to launch a military operation within 24 hours as Trump tries to backpedal."



That so-called backpedaling includes Trump tweeting Tuesday, "We may be in the process of leaving Syria, but in no way have we Abandoned the Kurds, who are special people and wonderful fighters." He reiterated that "any unforced or unnecessary fighting by Turkey will be devastating to their economy and to their very fragile currency." 



"We are helping the Kurds financially/weapons!" he added, while senior officials also sought to reassure the press that there was no pending major US withdrawal from Syria, but only that some special forces troops were moved back from the border with Turkey. 



Turkey appears to have rejected Trump's threats, with Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay asserting Tuesday, "Where Turkey's security is concerned, we determine our own path, but we set our own limits." He also vowed to clear the region of "terrorists" and establish Erdogan's so-called 'safe zone'.



Meanwhile, the US-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)  who stand ready to face imminent Turkish air power while themselves not having airplanes, but only previously US air support which will not be utilized against the invading Turks — issued a last ditch appeal to the world overnight Tuesday to stave off the Turkish attack



The border areas are "on the edge of a possible humanitarian catastrophe," the SDF statement said. "This attack will spill the blood of thousands of innocent civilians because our border areas are overcrowded."



The statement ended with a call for external powers to avoid the "impending humanitarian distaster" by stepping up with their responsibilities, in what appears a clear desperate appeal to the United States and its allies.  




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US Army Readying Massive Order For M16A4 Assault Rifles

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US Army Readying Massive Order For M16A4 Assault Rifles

Whether it's because of the threat of war in the Middle East or maybe due to modernization efforts via the Pentagon, a new report from Defense Blog indicates that the U.S. Army Contracting Command is requesting two, 5-year fixed contracts for M16A4 assault rifles.



Defense Blog initially found the announcement posted on FedBizOpps, the U.S. government's main contracting website, dated Sept.

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27, is asking private industry to fulfill two orders for assault rifles. Each order will include anywhere from 12 to 215,000 standard configuration M16A4 with backup iron sight and adapter rail system.





Selected vendors will be required to sign a license agreement with Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC. and the U.S. Government before manufacturing begins. Vendors will also be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement to receive technical data on how to manufacture the M16A4.



The US Marine Corps first adopted the M16A4 assault rifle in 1998. It was the standard-issued weapon of the USMC until 2015, replaced with the M4 carbine ever since.



The M16A4 has been widely exported to U.S. allies, such as Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey.



The weapon is a gas-operated rifle and chambers a standard NATO 5.56x45 round. It has an effective range of 550 meters.





The weapon isn't fully automatic, has a fire mode selector that the operator can switch to "safe," "semi-auto," and "3-round burst".



It's unclear if the M16A4s are intended for U.S. service members, or will be sold to allies.



Last month, we reported that the Army is closer to deploying a new service weapon that could soon replace the M16, M4, and M249 light machine gun sometime in the early 2020s.



The Army announced in August that it selected three defense companies to deliver prototype weapons for the Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) program. The new weapons must be lighter and able to penetrate the world's most advanced body armor from at least 600 meters away, defense insiders say.



The Army will test AAI/Textron, G.D., and Sig Sauer assault rifles in a 27-month test. The Army is expected to wrap up the test in 1H22 when it's supposed to announce the winning design. By 2H22, the Army could start fielding the new weapons to combat units.




And with that being said, the new M16A4s are likely for export to allies rather than U.S. service members.




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Why Is The US Army Buying Mock Kalashnikov Assault Rifles?

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Why Is The US Army Buying Mock Kalashnikov Assault Rifles?

America's military budget is set to increase for a fifth consecutive year. President Trump is now asking for +$700 billion for the 2020 military spending bill, a record-setting number, to fund the national-security state. The money has been used for rapid modernization efforts ahead of a potential war with Russia and or China. This year, we've reported several instances where the

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US military has been buying mock weapons, and or taking existing weapons and transforming them into Russian look-alikes.



The latest war preparation comes from the US Army, where they want to buy five models of the Kalashnikov assault rifle that are considered mock weapons, used mostly in war training exercises.





The application for the weapons was first reviewed by RT and also reported by Fort Russ News. The document states that the request was made as part of the supply of training equipment.




"Five sets of simulations of AK-47 shooting assault rifles with small oxygen and propane cylinders to simulate small arms," the document said.




Each weapon will include an external cylinder that will be secured by a backpack. Every time the weapon's operator pulls the trigger, a blast of propane is ignited in the Kalashnikov's barrel and shot out, simulating the noise of a 7.62x39 round.





The document states the need for cartridges for the Soviet-era PK machine gun, DShK heavy machine gun, and Yak-B 12.7mm machine gun.



It also says devices that simulate explosions are needed, along with the need for smoke bombs.



While US defense firms don't generally produce mock Russian weapons - the document said the Army would likely have to review the international market for sourcing.



The Army's intention of using mock Russian weapons will likely be for field training exercises to familiarize American troops with enemy Russian soldiers.



The extent of conditioning American soldiers to identify and kill Russian troops is also occurring in another domain of warfare, that is in the air and space.



In March, we reported how the Nellis Air Force Base's Facebook page published a video of a General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon belonging to the 64th Aggressor Squadron in a new paint scheme that resembles Russia's fifth-generation stealth fighter.





The Aggressors Squadrons F-16 copied paint schemes, markings, and insignias of the Sukhoi Su-57, a single-seat, twin-engine multirole fifth-generation stealth jet, flown by the Russian Air Force.





Photos also emerged on a Turkish website earlier this year of a McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet belonging to Fighter Squadron Composite Twelve (VFC-12), a US Navy Reserve fighter squadron based in Virginia Beach, sporting the same Russian Su-57 color scheme.



From fake Russian weapons to US fighter jets painted in Russian color schemes, the Pentagon has been conditioning combat troops and fighter pilots through simulation for the next war.




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Watch: Democratic Presidential Candidates Squirm When Asked To Define "Assault Weapon"

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With gun control being such a hot button issue for the Democratic party right now, one would think they have - at least - a rudimentary understanding of the subject material upon which they base their position.





But when asked to define what an "assault weapon" was at a recent campaign event, almost all of the presidential candidates tried to avoid answering the question, while others, like Joe Biden, struggled to just make any sense whatsoever. The lone exception, according to the Daily Wire, was Joe Sestak, a l

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ittle known Democratic representative who is polling "at the bottom of the field". 



The questions came during a Turning Point USA debate last month at the Iowa State Fair.





Sestak gave the clearest answer, stating that an "assault weapon" is a "semi-automatic" firearm, while adding that he thinks the Bill Clinton-era assault weapons ban did not go "far enough."



Joe Biden gave the bizarre answer: "If you don't know when you see it, you don't understand."



Actually, Joe, perhaps it is you that doesn't understand. 



This extremely vague answer came after Biden said earlier this week that we should ban all magazines that hold "multiple bullets" - essentially suggesting that we ban almost all firearms (except for muskets?). 




Marianne Williamson also showed her firm grasp of the subject matter by answering that "all of it, everything that is military" is an assault weapon. Definitions as applied by Williamson, who the Daily Wire notes has also called for a ban of certain types of bullets, would result in nearly all handguns being banned. 



Here is how the other candidates responded:




  • Julian Castro: "The AR-15 definitely qualifies"; refused to answer further.




  • Amy Klobuchar: "I think you know what it is. It’s the weapon that killed nine people in Dayton in 30 seconds."




  • Bernie Sanders’ campaign: [Refused to answer (based off what was available on video)].




  • Cory Booker: "It is defined in our legislation."




  • Jay Inslee (no longer running): "As defined in the [Clinton-era] 1994 bill."




  • Tim Ryan: "A lot of different kinds."




  • Andrew Yang: "There is the military-style."




  • Bill de Blasio: "I can get you a legal definition."



Other candidates who have not yet been asked include "Beto" O'Rourke, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren.



We're sure their handlers are in a focus group meeting right now working up the best possible definition for them. Perhaps we'll update this story when their advisors give them an answer to use when they attempt to answer the same question. 

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10-Year-Old Charged For Assault... With A Dodgeball

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Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com,



Welcome to our Friday roll up, where we highlight the most absurd and concerning stories we are following this week...





10 year old charged for assault… with a dodgeball

A ten year old boy will be brought to juvenile court on assault charges.



His heinous crime was hitting another 10 year old in the face with a dodgeball at recess.



He originally got suspended from school f

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or one day… which seems like a more reasonable punishment.



But the tattle-tale mother of the injured child felt the need to get the authorities involved over a month after the incident.



So now before the next school year starts, the 10 year old deviant will be hauled in front of a juvenile court to answer for his playground crime.



We all know that you aren’t supposed to aim for the head in dodgeball… and we all probably did it anyway as kids.



That’s something you should explain to the principal, not a judge.



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10 days in jail for 79 year old who fed stray cats

A kind-hearted 79 year old woman started feeding her neighbor’s cats after he moved away and abandoned them.



Unfortunately, no good deed goes unpunished. Her other neighbor’s ratted her out for violating a city ordinance against feeding stray cats and dogs.



But what is she supposed to do, just watch as these living breathing animals she cares for starve?



Unlike her neighbors, she had the compassion to keep caring for the cats despite three citations from the city.



Finally she was hauled in front of a judge who saw it fit to sentence this old woman to ten days in county jail. For feeding cats.



I don’t know who is worse, the neighbors or the judge?



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SWAT team raids a guy’s home over Facebook parody of police

One creative gentleman created a Facebook page that looked almost exactly like his local police department’s page.



But the differences became apparent when you looked closer. For instance, in the jobs section, it said “minorities need not apply.”



It also included posts about the department giving honorary police commissions to pedophiles.



It was a parody page, and clearly this man had an interesting sense of humor…



But as offensive as these posts may be to police, and others, it’s not a crime.



That didn’t stop the police from sending in the SWAT team. They raided the man’s home, arrested him, and charged him with impairing police services.



He spent a few days in jail before posting bail. And when the case went to trial, he was acquitted by the jury.



Since his arrest was an obvious violation of free speech, the man sued.



Usually this is the part where cops get qualified immunity, meaning they can’t be sued because it wasn’t clear to them that they were violating someone’s rights.



But in a rare moment of clarity, a judge decided that this one was pretty obvious: police should have known they were violating this man’s well established rights.



The First Amendment suit will move forward.



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