“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” - George W. Bush

All The Best


I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.

My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.

At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.

An elephant never forgets.
Be well.

Deuce, 21 June 2018

Monday, October 17, 2016



Julian Assange’s Internet ‘Intentionally Severed By A State Party,’ Wikileaks Says

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s internet link was severed by a state party, the organization claimed in a tweet early Monday morning. Wikileaks claims to have activated “appropriate contingency plans.”

The announcement came hours after Wikileaks published three cryptic tweets Sunday afternoon referencing Ecuador, US Secretary of State John Kerry and the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Each tweet was accompanied by a string of jumbled numbers and letters.

Assange is currently residing in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, England, where he has remained since seeking political asylum in June 2012. (RELATED: Leaked Emails Show Clinton Campaign Struggling Over Gay Marriage Position)

Kerry is currently in London as well for meetings with British, French and German foreign ministers regarding peace brokering attempts in Syria.

Earlier this month, Assange claimed he was going to make a major announcement regarding Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on the balcony of the embassy, but canceled due to “security concerns.”

Over the last week and a half, Wikileaks has steadily released thousands of emails from Clinton campaign manager John Podesta’s Gmail account.

Wikileaks previously released hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee that showed party officials colluding against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. (RELATED: Wikileaks Cancels Major Clinton Revelation Amid ‘Security Concerns’)

Critics of Wikileaks say the organization is acting as a front for Russian hackers, a charge Assange has denied. U.S. intelligence officials believe Russian hackers have been the source of the hacks.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.


  1. The attack on Mosul is beginning.

    1. Kurds at the forefront of the fight.

    2. Hasn't Baghdaddy already bagged out for greener more peaceful pastures ?

  2. Julian Assange’s Internet ‘Intentionally Severed By A State Party,’ Wikileaks Says

    Beats being droned to death by Hillary at least.

  3. Now is a good time to buy a gun or two.

    If Hillary wins, prices are going up.

  4. Sheriff Clarke was just on Fox.

    He's great.

    We don't have a Fourth Estate any longer, he says, but Big Media, as he called it, is the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party these days.

    He affirms the FBI is now corrupt (at its top levels), the State Department is corrupted, the Justice Department is corrupted, the IRS is corrupted, and it's a hell of a sad time in our history.

    We have become an Administrative State, no longer a Republic, says Sheriff Clarke.

    Great man, Sheriff Clarke.

  5. UFO expert found dead days after texting mum: 'Your boy's in trouble - if anything happens to me, investigate'

    17:40, 16 OCT 2016 UPDATED 08:24, 17 OCT 2016



  6. Patrick Kennedy, aide to Hillary, seems to have offered a bribe to the FBI to change classification marks on documents - after they were subpoenaed by Congress.

    This, says Judge Napolitano, is a major No-No.

    Question of the Day:

    Is anyone surprised ?

    We are losing our country.....

  7. Sweden Legalizes Flying ISIS Battle Flag....DRUDGE

    If we continue on the track we're on we will soon be as stupid as the Swedes.

    1. (even the Poles are smarter than the Swedes these days)

    2. .

      Being smarter than a Swede and $5.00 will buy you a couple of golumkis in Hamtramck.


  8. .

    Russia Is Building Fallout Shelters to Prepare for a Potential Nuclear Strike

    MOSCOW — Managers of the Zenit Arena, a giant half-built stadium in St. Petersburg, received an official letter from the Ministry of Emergency Situations last week demanding that they immediately create shelter facilities for wartime. The stadium, under construction for the upcoming World Cup 2018, is located outside the city boundaries, the letter said, but in case of nuclear attack it is in the potential “zone of war destruction and radiation fallout.”

    The last time Russians heard authorities talk like this about a potential mobilization for a nuclear strike was 20 years ago, and it all seemed highly improbable. Now, it appears, the Kremlin is not joking. Up to 40 million people participated in recent civil-defense exercises all across the country, learning about how to hide and where exactly to run to in case of a nuclear war.

    But whether the motive behind this is self-defense, an implied threat to the West, a means to mobilize and control public opinion, or all of the above, is not entirely clear…

    Moscow is building shelters, running exercises, and offering civil defense training for nuclear war. The US is offering yoga lessons. It’s hard to say which is the more insane.


  9. .


    Many have argued that the assault on Mosul is being rushed with some speculating Obama is pushing it for political reasons and for his legacy.

    The arguments for delaying the assault center mostly on the assumption that while there are many groups chomping at the bit to be included in the attack on Mosul to protect their own interests; there seems to be no central planning and a coordinated decision on the day after. This is a problem that has haunted the US since 9/11, yet no one ever seems to learn the lesson.

    Erdogan not backing down on Turkish role in Mosul

    Iraqi Turkmen groups have escalated their calls for an independent province in the Tal Afar district west of Mosul, Wassim Bassem reports, in advance of the widely anticipated military campaign to remove Islamic State (IS) forces from the city.

    The demand by some Turkmen groups coincides with similar calls by Christians and Yazidis for their own autonomous regions in Ninevah province.

    Bassem reports, “All of these projects are based on religious or ethnic division, whether among Turkmens, Kurds, Arabs, Sunnis or Shiites. Some see these proposals as the solution to the sectarian, religious and ethnic diversity problems that have caused so much killing and displacement of minorities since the Islamic State (IS) took over the areas in June 2014. But others fear the proposals would further divide the country into regional fiefdoms, fending off peace and causing new conflicts for power and influence.”

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan put a sectarian and nationalist edge on this demand when he said Oct. 2, “After liberating Mosul from [IS], only Sunni Arabs, Turkmens and Sunni Kurds should stay there.” His position has led to a crisis in relations with Baghdad, and further aggravated Turkey’s ties with both the United States and Iran on the eve of what may be one of the defining battles of the campaign against IS.

    Semih Idiz explains that the Turkish claim to Mosul has both nationalist and Islamist origins. “The reason why nationalist Turks are overly sensitive about Mosul is that the 'Turkish National Pact,' as defined by those prosecuting the war of liberation during 1919-1922, included Mosul within Turkey’s borders. They believe Turkey was cheated out of Mosul by Britain at the time and have cast the United States in Britain’s role today. Islamist Turks, on the other hand, consider Mosul to be a Sunni city and see a plot aimed at ridding it of its Sunni population in favor of Shiites. In his address to parliament recently, Erdogan referred to an effort to alter Mosul’s demographic composition and said Turkey would do its utmost to prevent this.”

    Erdogan has formally rejected Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s warning for Turkish forces to stay out of the Mosul campaign. On Oct. 11, at a meeting of Islamic military leaders, the Turkish president took a condescending tone toward Abadi, saying that “the Turkish army has not lost so much prestige as to take its orders from you,” and that “you are not my interlocutor, you are not at my level, your quality is not at my level,” as Amberin Zaman reports....


    1. .

      Mosul: Aleppo on Steroids?

      UN ‘extremely concerned’ for 1.5 million civilians in Mosul

      NITED NATIONS, United States — The UN deputy Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief voiced grave concern Sunday at risks faced by civilians as operations to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul began.

      “I am extremely concerned for the safety of up to 1.5 million people living in Mosul who may be impacted by military operations to retake the city from ISIL,” Stephen O’Brien said, referring to the Islamic State jihadist group.

      He warned that “families are at extreme risk of being caught in cross-fire or targeted by snipers.”


      Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said only government forces will enter Mosul, a Sunni-majority city that IS seized with relative ease partly amid local resentment towards the Shiite-dominated security forces.

      “Depending on the intensity and scope of the fighting, as many as one million people may be forced to flee their homes in a worst-case scenario,” O’Brien said in a UN statement.

      Indeed, children and elderly are among those at greatest risk, he said.

      “Tens of thousands of Iraqi girls, boys, women and men may be under siege or held as human shields. Thousands may be forcibly expelled or trapped between the fighting lines,” O’Brien added.
      An Iraqi policeman unloads ammunition at the Qayyarah military base, about 60 kilometers (35 miles) south of Mosul, on October 16, 2016, as they prepare for an offensive to retake Mosul, the last IS-held city in the country. (AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE)

      An Iraqi policeman unloads ammunition at the Qayyarah military base, about 60 kilometers (35 miles) south of Mosul, on October 16, 2016, as they prepare for an offensive to retake Mosul, the last IS-held city in the country. (AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE)

      US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said the operation was key to defeating the jihadist group...


    2. Bomb them, Bomb them, and Bomb them again.

    3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC5iP2LFsM0

    4. "If I stood up in front of most crowds today and I said, 'Bomb those bastards,' I'd get applause," said McChrystal. "But if I said it will take 30 years, billions of dollars and a lot of frustrating work, it is unlikely anyone would carry me out on their shoulders, except to tar and feather me. But in reality, that is the more honest answer."


  10. Iran comes out the winner.

    What Baghdad rules, Iran rules.

  11. Russia and the West: Where did it all go wrong?


    1. Well, I guessed it was all our fault.

      Obviously we should have rejected the wishes of all those nations finally out from under the Soviet gun, and Soviet imperialism - now there was a real imperialism - who rushed to join the West as fast as their legs could carry them, dismissed them from joining NATO and the EU, and told them, you're on your own, folks.

      Putin's behavior is, somehow or other, all our fault too.

    2. Wasn't the West holding out the olive branch of considering Russia for eventual NATO membership at one time back in those days ? Seems I recall something about that.

    3. You obviously didn't read the whole article. Then again, knowing you, you probably did but you simply can't understand written English.

    4. Nowadays the Russians are really drinking themselves to death, the population is declining, and Russian women can't find a sober man to marry - hence the flourishing of mail order brides.

      It was because of the West that Russia invaded Georgia, the Crimea and Ukraine, too.

    5. You are correct, Ash, I did not read the whole article. I gave up when it came to the part about expanding NATO east....

      Two For The Price Of One
      Centerfold twins defend Trump....DRUDGE

    6. willful blindness - you go girl!

    7. Go explore the Weeki Wachee, lad.

  12. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Gloria Steinem, Jon Meacham and Rashida Jones offer praise to Michelle Obama.


  13. Weeki Wachee Claims 2 More Victims


  14. Uncle Tom Road


    (Dead End)

    1. Dead end....

      Your search - http://www.tbo.com/storyimage/TB/20161017/ARTICLE/161019943/TS/1/TS-161019943 ... - did not match any documents.


      Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
      Try different keywords.
      Try more general keywords

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  16. Poor Hillary is cursed with 'Resting Bitch Face' -


    This election is over.


    Operation Scan Pyramids scientists said: "We are now able to confirm the existence of a 'void' hidden behind the north face, that could have the form of at least one corridor going inside the Great Pyramid."

    Called the QUIRK VOID, researchers are now trying confirm it's twin, the so-called SMIRK VOID.

    If successful the voids will be called the SMIRK'n'QUIRK VOIDS after the two thoughtless air heads of Cosmic Comic Books fame.


  18. http://www.tbo.com/storyimage/TB/20161017/ARTICLE/161019943/TS/1/TS-161019943.jpg

  19. HRC + PMS = WWIII

    (Parkinson's, Multiple Strokes)

  20. Wow, Trump just killed it in Wisconsin!

    1. Was anyone besides Trumpettes paying attention?

    2. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Gloria Steinem, Jon Meacham and Rashida Jones

  21. Dr. Ted Noel produces a four minute summation of Hillary's Parkinson's symptoms, and adds a hand tremor from the debate.

    What he leaves out are the Drug holidays, which are essential for her making it through the debates.