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TRUMP IS TOTALLY CLUELESS WHEN IT COMES TO SECURITY ...

How is it possible that President Donald Trump, surrounded by representatives of the intelligence agencies and the military is so freaking clueless about security and communications that he actually solicits world leaders to call him on his cellphone?

You would think that the craziness of Hillary Clinton carrying around multiple cellphones and using a private email server to evade official channels would be a lesson well-learned? You would think that the brouhaha of setting up a backchannel link to the Russians using Russian communications gear would have been a warning shot?

But Trump persists like the President of the United States is not constrained by laws, rules, and regulations designed to keep America safe and her enemies, foreign and domestic, at bay.

Trump to world leaders: Why don't you call me on my cellphone

President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks diplomatic protocol and is raising concerns about the security and secrecy of the U.S. commander in chief's communications. Trump has urged leaders of Canada and Mexico to reach him on his cellphone, according to former and current U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the practice. Of the two, only Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken advantage of the offer so far, the officials said.

The notion of world leaders calling each other up via cellphone may seem unremarkable in the modern, mobile world. But in the diplomatic arena, where leader-to-leader calls are highly orchestrated affairs, it is another notable breach of protocol for a president who has expressed distrust of official channels. The formalities and discipline of diplomacy have been a rough fit for Trump — who, before taking office, was long easily accessible by cellphone and viewed himself as freewheeling, impulsive dealmaker.

Presidents generally place calls on one of several secure phone lines, including those in the White House Situation Room, the Oval Office or the presidential limousine. Even if Trump uses his government-issued cellphone, his calls are vulnerable to eavesdropping, particularly from foreign governments, national security experts say. <Source>

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After his number was revealed, Trump changed the message and turned it into a campaign pitch …

“Hi, this is Donald Trump, and I'm running for the presidency of the United States of America. With your help and support, together, we can make America truly great again. Visit me at Twitter @RealDonaldTrump and check out my campaign website, www.DonaldJTrump.com. Hope to see you on the campaign trail. We're going to do it."

The call was then transferred to the standard message that the voice mailbox is full. <Source>

Bottom line …

Trump’s loosey-goosey management style, with people walking in and out of conversations, is fine for the Trump Organization, but not so great for the United States of America. One of his advisors, perhaps Secretary of Defense Mattis should sit him down and explain why OpSec (operational security) is important.

It is unbelievable that Trump was elected to the Presidency, it is even more unbelievable that he still acts like a bozo. One can hope that he can learn and build on the good will and good results of his Middle Eastern trip where he mirrored Obama and stayed on “the prompter.”

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



CALIFORNIA CRAZINESS: CRIMINALIZING GOOD CITIZENSHIP ON BEHALF OF ILLEGAL ALIENS

California is controlled by the progressive socialist democrats who tightly control the governorship and the legislature. Most of those serving are radicals, serving their own ethnic communities for self-serving purposes rather than serving the United States Constitution, the California Constitution, or the citizens of California. Many of these people believe that they are part of some “resistance movement” to counter the activities of President Trump, his administration, and his regulatory and law enforcement agencies.

In what ordered universe, does a state dictate to a private company how they conduct their internal affairs with respect to complying with existing federal law and criminalize any activities that protect the company from charges that they are not complying with federal law and aiding and abetting criminal behavior?

LEGAL-CALIFORNIANS-RIGHTS'

The argument that some illegal aliens should be shielded because they have not committed a crime is specious. Even if one were to ignore the federal misdemeanor regarding first entry (it is a felony to return after deportation), the wise men and women governing California would have us believe that document theft, document fraud, identity theft, forgery, and perjury are not serious crimes if you are an illegal alien – but are willing to send any California citizen to prison for the very same offenses.

One look at Assembly Bill 450, submitted by Democratic Assemblyman David Chiu of San Francisco, is enough to make you wonder who the California legislature is really protecting …

Assembly Bill 450 -- Employment regulation: immigration worksite enforcement actions.

Existing law prohibits an employer or other person or entity from engaging in, or to directing another person or entity to engage in, unfair immigration-related practices against a person for exercising specified rights.

Existing law defines unfair immigration-related practices for these purposes.

Existing law grants the Labor Commissioner access to places of labor and authorizes the commissioner to conduct investigations and prosecute actions in relation to the prescribed duties of the office.

[OCS: The part of existing federal law that they are ignoring and attempting to nullify with their partisan and self-serving nonsense … 

8 U.S. Code § 1324a - Unlawful employment of aliens

(a) Making employment of unauthorized aliens unlawful

(1) In general, t is unlawful for a person or other entity—

(A) to hire, or to recruit or refer for a fee, for employment in the United States an alien knowing the alien is an unauthorized alien (as defined in subsection (h)(3)) with respect to such employment, or (B) (i) to hire for employment in the United States an individual without complying with the requirements of subsection (b) or (ii) if the person or entity is an agricultural association, agricultural employer, or farm labor contractor (as defined in section 1802 of title 29), to hire, or to recruit or refer for a fee, for employment in the United States an individual without complying with the requirements of subsection (b).

(2) Continuing employment -- It is unlawful for a person or other entity, after hiring an alien for employment in accordance with paragraph (1), to continue to employ the alien in the United States knowing the alien is (or has become) an unauthorized alien with respect to such employment.

(3) Defense -- A person or entity that establishes that it has complied in good faith with the requirements of subsection (b) with respect to the hiring, recruiting, or referral for employment of an alien in the United States has established an affirmative defense that the person or entity has not violated paragraph (1)(A) with respect to such hiring, recruiting, or referral.

(b) Employment verification system. The requirements referred to in paragraphs (1)(B) and (3) of subsection (a) are, in the case of a person or other entity hiring, recruiting, or referring an individual for employment in the United States, the requirements specified in the following three paragraphs:

(1) Attestation after examination of documentation (A) In general The person or entity must attest, under penalty of perjury and on a form designated or established by the Attorney General by regulation, that it has verified that the individual is not an unauthorized alien by examining—

continue reading the rest of the law and the forms of documentation required. ]

This bill would impose various requirements on public and private employers with regard to federal immigration agency immigration worksite enforcement actions.

Except as otherwise provided by federal law, the bill would prohibit an employer from providing a federal immigration enforcement agent access to a place of labor without a properly executed warrant and would prohibit an employer from providing voluntary access to a federal government immigration enforcement agent to the employer’s employee records without a subpoena.

[Amazing! California law enforcement agencies welcome voluntary cooperation and look to many organizations to self-police against potentially illegal behavior. With prosecutors punishing those who have not take reasonable and prudent measures to avoid aiding and abetting criminal activities.

Now, private entities might be held liable if they did not defend against an “improperly” executed warrant.]

The bill would require an employer to provide an employee, and the employee’s representative, a written notice containing specified information, in the language the employer normally uses to communicate employment information, of an immigration worksite enforcement action to be conducted by a federal immigration agency at the employer’s worksite, unless prohibited by federal law.

[OCS: One can only anticipate the absenteeism and disruption to the business should such notices of an impending visit by a law enforcement agency.

The employee’s representative is most likely to be a radical member of an immigrants rights group, the ACLU, or the union SEIU, all of which appear to specialize in coerced settlements from businesses – forcing businesses to settle and pay fines rather than face continued reputational damage in the mainstream media. A media that is only two happy to aid their progressive cohorts in subverting our nation from within.]

The bill would require an employer to provide to an affected employee, and to the employee’s representative, a copy of the written federal immigration agency notice describing the results of an immigration worksite enforcement audit or inspection and written notice of the obligations of the employer and the affected employee arising from the action, as specified.

The bill would prescribe penalties for failure to satisfy requirements and prohibitions of not less than $10,000, and not more than $25,000, for each violation, to be recoverable by the Labor Commissioner.

[OCS: Each employee could serve as a violation, raising penalties to exorbitant levels that are likely to put small businesses under significant financial pressure which could threaten their ability to operate as a going concern.]

The bill would require an employer to notify the Labor Commissioner of a federal government immigration agency immigration worksite enforcement action within 24 hours of receiving notice of the action and, if the employer does not receive advance notice, to immediately notify the Labor Commission upon learning of the action, unless prohibited by federal law.

The bill would authorize the Labor Commissioner, among other things, to provide specified information to employees affected by the action.

[OCS: I can imagine the State of California providing illegal aliens with advance notice of an impending raid, funneling this information to activist/agitator groups to provide media-attention-getting picketing and resistance, and worst of all, using taxpayer’s funds to provide legal assistance to illegal aliens.]

The bill would require an employer to notify the Labor Commissioner before conducting a self-audit or inspection of specified employment eligibility verification forms, and before checking the employee work authorization documents of a current employee, unless prohibited by federal law.

[OCS: This is ludicrous. Delaying a self-audit deprives a company of a voluntary opportunity to comply with the law and to protect its owners, shareholders, and others from grievous harm.]

The bill would prohibit an employer from checking the employment eligibility of a current employee, including conducting a self-audit or inspection of specified employment eligibility verification forms at a time or in a manner not required by specified federal law.

[OCS: Many companies demand tougher vetting of employees than that required by federal law. It would serve legislators right if companies decided to adopt the security procedures used to provide security clearances for federal employees. Of course, this disadvantages the law-abiding citizen seeking employment and provides an advantage to illegal aliens – who should have few rights.]

The bill would prescribe penalties for failure to satisfy requirements and prohibitions of not less than $10,000, and not more than $25,000, for each violation, to be recoverable by the Labor Commissioner.

[OCS: I can foresee the day when a small business in California might decide to move out of the state rather than comply with onerous, nonsensical, and costly progressive nonsense.]

The bill would require the Labor Commissioner, upon a determination that an employee complainant or employee witness is necessary to conduct an investigation or prosecution, as specified, to issue a certification to the employee stating that he or she has submitted a valid complaint and is cooperating in the investigation and prosecution.

<Source: California Legislature>

Progressive nonsense …

The progressive socialist democrats are destroying California from within, much as they seek to destroy America from within. Our country and its exceptional culture may disappear because good men and women did not realize that Russia, China, Cuba, North Korea and other foreign governments were not the real threat – it was corrupt, self-serving American politicians who sold their fellow citizens for the proverbial thirty pieces of silver.

While we recognize and welcome legal immigrants into our communities, states, and nation, we should reject those who are subverting our culture, destroying our safety nets, depleting our resources and are taking over our government, housing, and jobs. Especially those who refuse to assimilate and attempt to replicate the craphole they are fleeing on American soil. Call me a bigot, but other nations that have gone down that path in Europe are ruing the day they fought for open borders and generous welfare payments for low-skilled immigrants and their non-productive extended families.

Bottom line …

California committed suicide the day that the progressive socialist democrats, who control all phases of California government, decided that any business that voluntarily cooperates with federal law enforcement should be sanctioned. Instead of arresting those who aid and abet criminal behavior, California is giving them a pass.

Personally, I would like to see the federal government simply adopt the laws, rules, and regulations for foreign workers as they currently exist in Mexico – where a no tolerance policy can see scofflaws end up in jail.

Once again, Californians are being screwed by their self-serving, hyper-partisan legislature. It is time to stop the gerrymandering of districts to convey special legislative advantages to minorities at the expense of all Californians. It is time to review the actions of certain politicians as a conspiracy to violate the Constitution of the United States and existing law.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGH: RESEARCHER TIES QUANTUM PHYSICS TO MARGINALIZATION, OPPRESSION, AND IDENTITY POLITICS

I have often been amused by those academic elites who profess to understand science and then attempt to apply the terminology of science to support their own self-centered and self-aggrandizing agendas … 

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After reviewing the author’s work, it appears that there is a strange phenomenon that can be found at the intersection between feminism, race, gender, identity, and political correctness. It is best described in non-mathematical terms -- as the only understanding can come from pondering the word construct: BULLSH*T. 

Assembled Bodies -- Reconfiguring Quantum Identities

Whitney Stark

Abstract

In this semimanifesto, I approach how understandings of quantum physics and cyborgian bodies can (or always already do) ally with feminist anti-oppression practices long in use.

[OCS: I would love to see the mathematics that describe feminist anti-oppression practices in the terms of quantum mechanics.

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In fact, the only similarities I can possible construe from Stark’s work and quantum mechanics is that she has found that, like Schrodinger’s Cat, she can be alive and brain dead simultaneously and that her mental state may well be indeterminate until observed writing this “semimanifesto” where her wave front collapses and she appears to be brain dead.]

The idea of the body (whether biological, social, or of work) is not stagnant, and new materialist feminisms help to recognize how multiple phenomena work together to behave in what can become legible at any given moment as a body.

[OCS: It appears that there is a new tool, similar to quantum mathematics, which helps us understand the author’s observations. And, the tool is “materialist feminisms.”]

By utilizing the materiality of conceptions about connectivity often thought to be merely theoretical, by taking a critical look at the noncentralized and multiple movements of quantum physics, and by dehierarchizing the necessity of linear bodies through time, it becomes possible to reconfigure structures of value, longevity, and subjectivity in ways explicitly aligned with anti-oppression practices and identity politics.

[OCS: I get it! We can derive the necessary definitions by replacing intrinsic properties like mass, electric charge, spin, color charge, etc.  using a suitable political transform function that provides equivalencies to value, longevity, and subjectivity.]

Combining intersectionality and quantum physics can provide for differing perspectives on organizing practices long used by marginalized people, for enabling apparatuses that allow for new possibilities of safer spaces, and for practices of accountability.

[OCS: Could it be that the author’s newly discovered intersectionality paradigm will replace the more conventional view of the Higgs field and space-time connections and lead us to a new and more powerful understanding of community organizing where marginalized people are summed over infinity to produce an approximation of the political power function?]

Source: Assembled Bodies

Stark identifies Newtonian physics as one of the main culprits behind oppression. “Newtonian physics,” she writes, has “separated beings” based on their “binary and absolute differences.” “This structural thinking of individualized separatism with binary and absolute differences as the basis for how the universe works is embedded in many structures of classification,” according to Stark. These structures of classification, such as male/female, or living/non-living, are “hierarchical and exploitative” and are thusly “part of the apparatus that enables oppression.” Therefore, Stark argues in favor of combining intersectionality and quantum physics theory to fight against the imperative to classify people based on hierarchical categories. <Source>

Disclaimer: This work should not be confused with the quantum-confined Stark effect which describes the effect of an external electric field upon the light absorption/emission spectrum of a quantum well.

Bottom line …

I originally thought that this was one of those spoof-papers that mock the peer-review process of prestige journals by stringing together words and phrases that have little or no intrinsic meaning, and less meaning when combined into sentences, paragraphs, and allegedly scholarly works.

But there are lessons to be learned from this exposition.

Our educational institutions have devolved into progressive fear factories where everyone is afraid to expose the fallacy of the Emperor’s New Clothes.  To charge tens of thousands of dollars to produce students that turn out unintelligible drivel – openly applauded by other progressive academics – is to do a disservice to our nation and society in general. Instead of helping to bring people together, these academics promote victimhood and a toxic political agenda. No wonder most graduates with advanced degrees are not eligible for hiring in conventional organizations and must turn to academic, government, and non-profit organizations for employment.

That this paper was published in a serious academically-supervised journal is to make a mockery of all of the legitimate authors who lost their opportunity to publish in the space occupied by this nonsensical and meaningless garbage.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



GUN CONTROL: THE PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS IN LOS ANGELES WANT YOU TO BE A VICTIM RATHER THAN A SURVIVOR

flaggun It is no surprise that the LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck and the LA City Attorney are against concealed carry permits for law abiding citizens, but are also willing to protect criminal illegal aliens in their jurisdiction … 

LA Times Op-Ed: Arizona gun laws in L.A.? It could happen

Californians have a lot on the line in the next congressional debate about America’s gun laws. Two bills stacked with legislative sponsors — HB 38 in the House, SB 446 in the Senate — would override our state’s longstanding rules governing who is allowed to carry a concealed, loaded firearm in public. These bills, both called the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, would dictate that if a person can carry a concealed weapon in any state, that person could carry it everywhere in America. This should be a call to action for all Californians concerned about keeping their families safe.

[OCS: The absolute truth is that your local government is unwilling and unable to protect you. There is no legal duty of the police department to protect you, your family, or your property. And, any assistance they render is ancillary to their primary mission of keeping the general peace and order, and secondary to protecting the politicians who run government institutions. When trouble happens, especially in rural areas, you are on your own and the survival of yourself, your family, and your neighbors may rely on you owning and using a force-multiplier, aka a “gun.” Simply put, you cannot sue the government for failing to protect you – especially if you are dead.

The politicians have their own protective force as do the wealthy They are immune from the laws as they apply to ordinary law-abiding individuals. But most people do not live in gated communities patrolled by armed private police, nor do they have armed bodyguards accompanying them when they venture out of protected enclaves. Which again, leaves you to protect yourself and others if necessary.

Another fundamental truth is that a certain amount of tolerable crime is welcomed by the government, especially the heavily-unionized police and those associated with the judiciary. In essence, crimes pays off big for those who deal with criminals. Less crime equals less political power, perks, privileges, and profits.

And the final fundamental truth that all citizens should understand: criminals, crazies, and terrorists do not obey the laws which are binding on law-abiding citizens. The criminal does not purchase that weapon at a local store, go through a background check, and then wait to pick-up their firearm in 10-days or so. Crazies just use the means at hand, and if there is no gun, there is always a knife, a baseball bat, an automobile, a rock – well you get the idea. To intimidate and threaten, you only need more force than your soon-to-be victim.]

Twelve states do not require any permit to carry hidden, loaded guns within their borders. Some states’ rules have been so ineffective as to allow felons to carry concealed weapons. Not so in California. Our laws require good cause for the issuance of a concealed weapon permit. Applicants must undergo a comprehensive background check. No one with a serious criminal conviction may receive a permit, nor may subjects of temporary or permanent domestic violence restraining orders.

[OCS: Good cause? You mean like local police chiefs and sheriffs who have traditionally signed-off on gun permits for celebrities and major campaign contributors?

No one with a serious criminal conviction would use traditional means to purchase a weapon, they would buy it on the street, use a straw purchaser, or simply steal one. Presenting false identification or lying under the penalty of perjury is also not a deterrent for evildoers.

As for domestic violence, many women have been killed or inured while waiting to pick-up a legal weapon and, as we have seen in the past, restraining orders mean absolutely nothing to criminals and crazies. And, you are betting your life on the probability that a police officer will be in the vicinity to restrain a crazed assailant.

Why those who claim to be enlightened feminists, mostly progressives, do not advocate for arming women in precarious domestic situation is almost beyond comprehension. Groveling and begging for mercy does not appear to be an effective self-defense strategy when confronted by a stronger person, an armed rapist, or a crazed suitor.] 

But if concealed carry reciprocity were the law of the land, all this would change. Unbelievably, the House version would allow an individual denied a permit in California to cross the border to a more permissive state, obtain a permit there, then return to California — with a new right to carry here.

[OCS: This is a straw-man argument as local and state requirements would be required to meet minimum federal firearms regulations. If anything, the permissively of an individual state is a political issue and politicians should be held to account for their actions.]

More concealed weapons on California streets would make police work here much more hazardous.

[OCS: This is an interesting position as both authors of this op-ed support policies, procedures, and practices that allow criminal illegal aliens to walk our streets unmolested by law-enforcement. Even if a police officer recognizes a gang-member, they are forbidden to inquire as to their immigration status.

Likewise, the progressive socialist democrats that control California’s state legislature see no problem releasing violent felons back into the community as long as their last few criminal acts were not classified as “violent.” Most criminals are allowed to plead away serious criminal acts such as being a felon in possession of a gun during a felony in return for a guaranteed conviction that makes the prosecutor’s numbers look good for their upcoming elections, promotions, and raises.

If there is an uproar, it is because the progressive snowflakes will be calling the police every time they even see a gun. As if everyone who possesses a firearm is a crazed killer or an evildoer bent on doing no good. The truth is that most criminals support the Democrat party and are unlikely to be a member of the family-oriented National Rifle Association which promotes gun safety as well as the First Amendment.]

In addition to jeopardizing public safety, concealed carry reciprocity would endanger the lives of law enforcement. The mere presence of more concealed weapons on California streets would make police work here much more hazardous. What’s more, if LAPD officers stopped someone with a loaded, concealed handgun, that person could claim to live in a state where permits weren’t necessary, and the officers would be unable to confirm whether it was true. Indeed, law enforcement leaders have warned that concealed carry reciprocity could turn otherwise routine encounters with non-residents into dangerous ones. Given our intensifying focus on the potential for homegrown terrorism, the last thing we need is to make it easier to carry concealed, loaded firearms across state lines.

[OCS: Perhaps, being progressive socialist democrats, the authors lack the commonsense that would demand that people with permits from other states have verifiable picture identification as proof of residency in those states. Therefore, since you cannot legally possess two drivers’ licenses in California, it is unlikely that you would be a California resident with a permit issued in Ohio.  But, then again, criminals and crazies, and terrorists do not obey the law wherever they might be.

This is the very situation that the progressives want – something that requires a national gun registry. However, remember that we are speaking only of those who carry their weapons in a concealed manner, require training, and passing a test. It is unlikely that the general public – except for criminals – would be carrying concealed weapons.]

Because concealed carry reciprocity poses grave risks, the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence, including the Major Cities Chiefs Assn. and the International Assn. of Chiefs of Police, along with the Assn. of Prosecuting Attorneys, the leaders of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence and many other partners in law enforcement, have strongly opposed it.

[OCS: These are all political organizations who support the progressive socialist democrats who want to make things safer for politicians and the promoters of tyranny. Most of these organizations support illegal aliens who have clearly violated our laws, not only crossing the border, but identity theft, perjury, forgery, tax fraud, etc.]

While the practical implications of this proposal are deeply troubling, the politics surrounding the debate are surreal. Members of Congress who have invoked states’ rights for years have supported these bills, even though concealed carry reciprocity destroys the notion that states should decide for themselves which rules best keep their residents safe.

[OCS: This is a nonsensical argument. Under the Second Amendment, there are no restrictions on firearms. And, the federal government has destroyed the states’ rights argument by increasing the federalization of everything from crime to education.]

Why lawmakers in D.C. are acting this way would be something of a mystery but for the fact that concealed carry reciprocity has been a top priority of gun rights organizations such as the National Rifle Assn. Invigorated by the recent election, gun rights advocates deride what they see as an inconsistent “patchwork” of concealed carry laws across the nation.

[OCS: I suggest that the National Rifle Association is better for America than the Democrat Party which openly suppresses individualism, promotes the destruction of the United States Constitution, and worst of all, welcomes our enemies to destroy our nation from within.] 

If that were the real concern, though, Congress could take entirely different steps. Robust, national concealed carry standards similar to California’s would address the patchwork issue while protecting law enforcement officers and the public. Instead, concealed carry reciprocity defaults to the least stringent standards, with states like Arizona — where there are no universal background checks and residents can carry concealed weapons with no permit at all — dictating policy nationwide.

[OCS: California is a dysfunctional decaying state under the progressive socialist democrats who would disarm everyone and become an authoritarian state that would control every aspect of your “unexceptional life.” Thank heavens that every state does not self-destruct like California.]

Finally, concealed carry reciprocity could damage our business community. Were great numbers of out-of-state visitors authorized to carry concealed guns in California, all sorts of venues — sports arenas, theme parks, commercial buildings — could be choked with metal detectors or other barriers installed by business owners legitimately concerned about their patrons’ safety.

[OCS: One might suggest that having armed law-abiding citizens in public venues reduces potential criminality and terrorism and may prevent a larger number of people from being killed or injured in any attack. If there are restrictions on concealed carry holders with regard to intoxicating substances or drugs, so be it. Carrying a concealed weapon while drunk should cost you your permit, your car, and a hefty fine.

Have you ever wondered why people in third-world countries where even children carry weapons do not simply go crazy and turn into criminals? When your fellow citizens are armed – especially if you do not know if they are armed, crime appears to drop dramatically.

And, it appears that Texas does not suffer from the outrageous crime levels found in progressive democrat governed inner city areas such as Washington, D.C., Chicago, Oakland, etc. where gun controls are strict and few have concealed carry permits.]

Forcing concealed carry reciprocity is dangerous and undermines California’s gun laws. Lawmakers should find the courage to say no.

[OCS: There is absolutely no proof that reciprocity is dangerous and if it undermines California’s draconian and nonsensical gun laws to promote individual responsibility and self-defense, so be it.]

Mike Feuer is the city attorney of Los Angeles. Charlie Beck is the chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. <Source:  Arizona gun laws in L.A.? It could happen - LA Times>

Picking and choosing your sources and statistics … 

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The 28th Annual National Survey of Police Chiefs shows that “76 percent” of respondents believe armed citizens reduce violent crime.

An even higher percentage–nearly 88–stated their conviction that “any vetted citizen” should be able to purchase a gun “for sport or self-defense.” According to the survey, nearly “87 percent” of police chiefs support national reciprocity of concealed carry permits. National reciprocity would treat concealed carry permits like a driver’s license, making the concealed carry permit of any state valid in every state. This would do away the headaches law-abiding citizens get by trying to remember which states recognize their permit and which do not. It would also make life easier for patrol officers during a traffic stop by giving them a more unified set of permit rules to remember. <Source>

Feuer is just another Harvard-trained professional politician/lawyer …

Attempts to reduce easy access to guns in Los Angeles have been mainly the work of City Atty. Mike Feuer, for whom the issue has been a lifelong concern. As a member of the City Council in the 1990s, Feuer pressed for some of the city's most creative gun control measures — he successfully championed limiting gun owners to one purchase per month and restricting the sale of high-capacity magazines. As a state legislator, he continued that work, and now he has returned to office as the city's top lawyer, a post from which he is pioneering new ways to remove guns from criminals and protect innocent people from harm.

Since taking office last year, Feuer has charged one parent with neglect for failing to lock up guns in her home — a crime that came to light when the woman's 17-year-old son allegedly brought a gun and ammunition to school. That's the first case of its kind, and will be prosecuted by Greg Dorfman, who heads the city attorney's Gun Violence Prevention Unit. In addition, the city attorney's office is attempting to draw attention to the issue of safe and legal gun storage by working with Women Against Gun Violence to host a series of educational forums.

Other cities are taking notice. Working with Manhattan District Atty. Cyrus R. Vance Jr., Feuer helped found Prosecutors Against Gun Violence. The group held its first meeting last month and is attempting to advance non-partisan proposals for reducing gun violence. <Source>

It appears that when the elites encounter theories that do not work in reality, the believe that the reality must be wrong. How else could explain that the inner cities governed by progressive socialist democrats simultaneous support the strictest gun control measures in the nation and have the highest minority crime rates?

Bottom line …

As long as the City of Los Angeles and its leadership refuses to abide by the Constitution of the United States and promotes the self-destructive and nonsensical policies and procedures of the radical progressive socialist democrats, we should dismiss their self-serving statements and op-eds as ideological claptrap and drivel.

Perhaps if Chief Beck paid more attention to ridding his city of illegal alien gangs, the city would be a safer place for all to live.

As for Mike Feuer, let us not forget that as an open borders advocate, he was denied the necessary security clearances to enter secure areas maintained by the authorities at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. <Source>  Not to mention the alleged deception of using a contract that paid nothing to his political if Feuer did not win office – a way to stay under the legal spending limit and grab matching funds. <Source>

Both Beck and Feuer are deniers – they would deny law-abiding citizens the right to defend themselves against lawless individuals. These are the people who would rather see dead victims rather than live survivors if it advanced their progressive agenda.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



MEMORIAL DAY 2017

On this Memorial Day, 2017 …

We commemorate our brave soldiers who died or were grievously wounded to safeguard our precious freedom.

The freedom that is being squandered by those self-serving traitors who are selling out our nation and its citizens in return for ephemeral political power.

While our troops fought to protect each other and our nation, today's political leadership, from the corrupt, incompetent, and uncaring leadership and their cadre on progressive socialist democrats, down to the government executives in charge of the VA hospitals, they are still playing political power games with healthcare in order to earn bonuses, and refuse to fight equally hard to help distraught veterans recover their health and to adjust to civilian life. 

Be grateful for your freedom and remember it should never be taken for granted. We have seen, in just a few cycles of progressive socialist democrats, our national resolve, our military strength, and our stature within the international community eroded by corrupt, incompetent, and uncaring progressive socialist democrats.

Remember who we are and what we stand for -- and kick the bastards that do not agree to the curb.

 

The Patriotic Kid wishes you and yours a pleasant memorial day …

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and reminds you that it is not the government, nor the media, nor the community organizers; but our VETERANS: past, present, and future who ensure your safety, security and your Constitutional liberties.

And while our politicians decide that their political agenda is more important than leading our great nation …

our men and women in uniform, their civilian support services, and all their families are sacrificing to keep this nation both strong and free.

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Never forget …

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Be safe, be well and take care of yourself and your family first.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



BEWARE OF FALSE IDOLS ...

It appears that many Democrats have decided to jump the line of Democrats waiting their turn at office – like long-term Democrat New Yorkers, former Mayor Mike Bloomberg, and President Trump – to become Republicans. Others talk “conservative” to gain media attention.

Be careful as there is nothing as deceptive as a false idol …

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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



HAS ANYONE NOTICED THAT IVANKA TRUMP AND JARED KUSHNER ARE REPRESENTED BY A PROMINENT DEMOCRAT FIXER?

Does anyone find it amazing that President Donald Trump, a long-time New York progressive Democrat, who won the Presidency as a Republican is surrounded by swamp creatures, many who are long-time progressive socialist democrats, Clintonistas, and Obamacons? 

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Does anyone wonder why a prominent New Yorker and Democrat fixer, Jamie Gorelick is representing Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner? Especially someone with unsavory connections to the Clinton’s Justice Department, 9/11, Fannie Mae – and a major Hillary Clinton supporter? A person who helped Hillary Clinton vet her 2016 appointments and was said to be at the top of the list for Attorney General in another Clinton administration? And, a person well-qualified to see the various legal problems with a Clinton candidacy? 

Is Kushner in serious trouble?

In media reports, it appears that Kushner may have attempted to set up a secret backchannel to the Kremlin. Which brings us back to Gorelick.

Kushner, who did not disclose the meeting on his security clearance form, is now a subject in the FBI's investigation of Russia's election interference, and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to undermine Hillary Clinton.

He also had two previously undisclosed phone calls with Kislyak between April and November of last year, according to Reuters. Kushner's attorney James Gorelick responded to the Reuters story Friday evening via CNN, saying "Mr. Kushner participated in thousands of calls in this time period. He has no recollection of the calls as described. We have asked (Reuters) for the dates of such alleged calls so we may look into it and respond, but we have not received such information." <Source>

This might explain why a prominent fixer with significant ties to the Democrats is necessary. 

Jamie Gorelick – some highlights …

Some recent highlights.

  • In 2014, it was revealed that the George Soros-funded Urban Institute had an officially sanctioned role in the vetting of non-profits that seek tax-exempt status through the IRS. Gorelick was the vice-chairman of the Urban Institute board.

Disturbing enough was WND’s breakthrough discovery that the liberal, Soros-funded Urban Institute has an officially sanctioned role in the vetting of non-profits that seek tax exempt status through the IRS.  Almost equally disturbing is the revelation that the vice chairman of the Urban Institute Board of Trustees is none other than Jamie Gorelick. <Source>

  • In 2011 – Duke University and the false rape allegations against the Duke Lacrosse team that destroyed their reputations and careers. Gorelick represented Duke University in its attempt to dismiss a lawsuit brought by lacrosse team members whose lives had been turned upside down by false rape accusations that the university aided and abetted.
  • In 2010, Gorelick represented BP in the Deepwater Horizon oil mess.

Some oldies.

  • In 1997Fannie Mae and the $26 million dollar reward while Fannie Mae, a major Democrat-controlled financial institution, was cooking the books and had more than $11 Billion in accounting “irregularities” that resulted in a billion-dollar audit to correct and restate their books.

Next up is Jamie S. Gorelick, whose official résumé describes her as "one of the longest serving Deputy Attorneys General of the United States," a position she held during the Clinton administration. Although Gorelick had no background in finance, she joined Fannie Mae in 1997 as vice chair and departed in 2003. For her trouble, Gorelick collected a staggering $26.4 million in total compensation, including bonuses. Federal investigators (PDF) would later say that "Fannie Mae's management directed employees to manipulate accounting and earnings to trigger maximum bonuses for senior executives from 1998 to 2003." The New York Times would call the manipulations an "$11 billion accounting scandal." Gorelick, it should be noted, has never been charged with any wrongdoing. <Source>

  • In 1996 -- TWA Flight 800 disaster. This appears to be a purposely and politically botched investigation of a 747 that blew up off the coast of Long Island and killed 230 people. Evidence appears to indicate that terrorism or a tragic friendly-fire incident may have been involved. The normally thorough investigation of the incorruptible NTSB was thwarted by Department of Justice personnel.

Heading up Justice’s operation on the ground in Long Island was still another woman, United States Attorney Valerie Caproni. Caproni brought the FBI in immediately to seize control of the investigation from the National Transportation Safety Board. As officers of the court, Gorelick and Caproni knew the law forbade this move. They simply ignored the law. The FBI reported to Justice. The NTSB did not.

On August 22, 1996, Gorelick summoned the FBI honcho Jim Kallstrom to Washington for a meeting. The White House did not like the direction the investigation was taking. On August 23, the New York Times summed up that direction in an above-the-fold headline, “Prime Evidence Found That Device Exploded in Cabin of TWA 800.” <Source>

More perversely still, as a newly unearthed treasure trove of CIA documents proves beyond argument, under Gorelick’s watchful gaze the CIA and FBI worked hand in glove to subvert the TWA 800 investigation. The [9/11 Gorelick] “wall” did not even slow them down. <Source>

  • In 19959/11 and the legal wall that prevented the FBI and CIA from sharing information.

In March 2004, Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet informed the commissioners about “the wall” that prevented the CIA and FBI from cooperating in the run-up to September 11. “Ironclad regulations,” said Tenet, “so that even people in the criminal division and the intelligence divisions of the FBI couldn’t talk to each other, let alone talk to us or us talk to them.”

The task of assigning credit for the wall was left to Attorney General John Ashcroft. “The single greatest structural cause for Sept. 11 was the wall,” Ashcroft testified before the commission in April 2004. “Full disclosure,” Ashcroft continued, “compels me to inform you that its author is a member of the commission.” <Source>

  • In 1993 – The outrageous and unnecessary government assault on the WACO compound that left 20 children dead among the 80 others who were killed, was precipitated by the government as a publicity stunt under Attorney General Janet Reno and her subordinates, including Jamie Gorelick. In unanticipated consequences, the destruction of the Murrah Federal Building was a direct consequence of the government’s actions in WACO.

The April 19, 1993, assault ended a 51-day siege against the Davidians at their compound near Waco, Texas. Cult leader David Koresh and 80 of his followers died by fire or gunshots six hours after the FBI started filling the compound with tear gas through holes punched by a tank.

Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick, speaking to reporters Thursday at the Justice Department, noted the department had done its own report on Waco that was "quite self-critical." Changes have been made in how such crises are handled, she added. "I think you see the product of that in the way we handled the Freemen situation and in the way we are handling countless other challenges that we face on a daily basis," Gorelick said. <Source>

  • In 1992The Ruby Ridge assault on Randy Weaver’s cabin for a minor gun modification offense continued the pattern on WACO.

Some F.B.I. officials privately acknowledge that the bureau made a volatile standoff worse by employing military-style tactics against Mr. Weaver, believing falsely that he was a Rambo-like fanatic. Others, however, say the F.B.I. was handed a crisis by other law-enforcement agencies that overestimated the danger Mr. Weaver represented.

Some civil rights lawyers said the use of the Hostage Rescue Team should be evaluated. "The whole function and philosophy of the H.R.T. has not been examined despite two serious fiascoes," said James X. Dempsey, deputy director of the Center for National Security Studies, referring to Idaho and Waco.

Top Justice Department officials like Jamie S. Gorelick, the Deputy Attorney General, have said they would try to accommodate the senators, but she has tried to persuade the Senate panel to avoid some issues, like who relaxed the F.B.I.'s policy on deadly force, a question that is under investigation by Federal prosecutors.

The Justice Department's discomfort over the hearings has been evident for weeks. Officials there refused to supply documents unless served with a subpoena. When one was served, it yielded an estimated 300,000 pages of documents. Ms. Gorelick said her concern was that an aggressive inquiry might interfere with a criminal investigation into charges that top F.B.I. officials destroyed documents to conceal their roles in the incident.  <Source>

Gorelick’s entire professional life can be summed up as O.D.D. … ODD-DNCBottom line …

Regardless of who actually represents Ivanka and Jared Kushner, it does not portend well for Trump and his administration to have so many built-in conflicts of interest, ineptitude, and dangerous enemies in the weeds,

There are three possibilities that I can see.

One, Trump is a swamp creature himself and believes that his cohorts will protect him if it is in their own best interests.

Two, Trump is oblivious to the danger surrounding him.

And three, Trump is looking for a legal and honorable way out of being the President of the United States. Admittedly, option three is a “Black Sawn” given Trump’s massive ego.

As for option two, Trump is self-isolated and surrounded by people he may believe are loyal to him and is forgiving of their past actions as long as they look good and are openly deferential. And of course, option one is how Trump normally does business.

With people like this running loose in Washington, we are so screwed.

-- steve 


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



WHAT DOES THAT (D) STAND FOR AFTER A CANDIDATE'S NAME?

Even the progressive Editorial Board of the Fresno Bee is disgusted with the behavior of California Democrats, the single party that governs California …

 

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Disgraceful, deplorable, dysfunctional. These ‘D’ words fit California Democrats -- By the Editorial Board

Which of the “D” words would you use to characterize the actions of California Democrats at their state convention in Sacramento over the weekend?

  • Disgraceful?
  • Deplorable?
  • Dysfunctional?

Sadly, there’s no wrong answer here.

The state party that brags about leading the “resistance” to President Trump only succeeded in demonstrating to independents and Republicans across the nation that Democrats don’t have their house in order. For starters, John Burton, the party’s outgoing state chairman told delegates on Saturday, “Now, all together, F--- Donald Trump!” and followed with a two-handed, middle-finger salute to our nation’s 45th president.

But when juvenile behavior such as Burton’s – the undisputed Johnny Foulmouth of California politics – comes from the dais, it damages the Democratic Party brand. That’s because the statements of party leaders – unlike those of delegates – bear the imprimatur of party policy. <Source: Dysfunctional & disgraceful | California Democratic Convention | The Fresno Bee>

Why should this amaze anyone?

The Governor and the legislature plot new taxes, new rules and regulations, and opens their arms to illegal aliens who are fast draining California’s safety net reserves. Not to mention an historic gas tax imposed to allegedly repair the roads – roads that should have been fixed by previously collected taxes that were embezzled from the citizens of California and transferred to the general fund to support the boondoggle that is the Governor’s trillion dollars “not-so-high-speed train” and other idiotic programs like attempting to solve global warming by destroying California.

The Democrat’s behavior, beyond disgusting, is a betrayal of everything that made California great. Primarily because Governor Moonbeam has daddy issues and wants to destroy his father’s (Governor Edmund Pat Brown) legacy of dams, freeways, and the finest educational institutions in the nation.

In fact, almost every investigation of the Democrats involves O.D.D. behavior as they crap on the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of California …

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Bottom line …

If there is anything America can learn from the California experiment is NOT TO TRUST DEMOCRATS WITH DEMOCRACY, OR DOMESTIC AND NATIONAL DEFENSE. Yes, domestic defense – because it is California that shelters criminals and releases violent offenders into our communities because they refuse to build jails that will probably disproportionately hold more of their minority base than whites or Asians.

If you look closely, the majority of California’s Democrat legislators are corrupt, bigoted, and out of touch with reality.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



Kim Dotcom

 

The situation …

Kim Dotcom (Kim Schmitz) is a tech-savvy entrepreneur who ran a file sharing service that was bedeviling the Hollywood elites because some subscribers were allegedly uploading copyrighted movies causing a multi-million dollar loss of revenue. And, like almost all copyright cases, Hollywood and their paid lobbyists turned to the United States government to investigate and prosecute the alleged perpetrator. Of course, this was after legislators transferred the responsibility for the investigation of copyright infringement and its prosecution in civil courts to the responsibility of the United States government. This was the same crowd that continually kept material from entering the public domain by extending copyright expiration dates, denying initial access to digital recording technology, criminalizing the breaking of an electronic wrapper around materials in the public domain, and in one of the most serious offenses against the privacy of the public, demanded that all digital files be fingerprinted with a GUID (Globally Unique IDentifier) for tracking.

So, Kim Dotcom, most of his assets frozen, sits in New Zealand – and should he travel to any country with an extradition treaty, he will be taken into custody and held for the American authorities. It should also be noted that this entire case was fraught with irregularities and illegal actions on the part of the governments of the United States and New Zealand.

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Kim Dotcom’s statement … 

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#SethRich was a hero

I know that Seth Rich was involved in the DNC leak.

I know this because in late 2014 a person contacted me about helping me to start a branch of the Internet Party in the United States. He called himself Panda. I now know that Panda was Seth Rich.

Panda advised me that he was working on voter analytics tools and other technologies that the Internet Party may find helpful.

I communicated with Panda on a number of topics including corruption and the influence of corporate money in politics.

“He wanted to change that from the inside.”

I was referring to what I knew when I did an interview with Bloomberg in New Zealand in May 2015. In that interview I hinted that Julian Assange and Wikileaks would release information about Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election.

The Rich family has reached out to me to ask that I be sensitive to their loss in my public comments. That request is entirely reasonable.

I have consulted with my lawyers. I accept that my full statement should be provided to the authorities and I am prepared to do that so that there can be a full investigation. My lawyers will speak with the authorities regarding the proper process.

If my evidence is required to be given in the United States I would be prepared to do so if appropriate arrangements are made. I would need a guarantee from Special Counsel Mueller, on behalf of the United States, of safe passage from New Zealand to the United States and back. In the coming days we will be communicating with the appropriate authorities to make the necessary arrangements. In the meantime, I will make no further comment.

Statement from Kim Dotcom  <Source: Kim Dotcom>

Win-win …

There is little doubt that Kim Dotcom is a brilliant individual and technologist. And, as of February, 2017, it is believed that the government of New Zealand may be willing to turn Dotcom over to U.S. authorities.

The high court in New Zealand has ruled Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the United States to face a multitude of charges including money laundering and copyright breaches. US authorities had appealed for Dotcom’s extradition to face 13 charges including allegations of conspiracy to commit racketeering, copyright infringement, money laundering and wire fraud. <Source>

If Kim Dotcom really has legally admissible proof that the DNC hack was an inside job allegedly perpetrated by DNC staffer Seth Rich and not the Russians, this would be a YUGE embarrassment to the Democrats and their captive mainstream media as it would fuel the narrative that Seth Rich was not killed by “robbers,” but agents of the DNC. Therefore, it most likely would be in the best interests of both the Democrats and the Republicans to dismiss all charges against Kin Dotcom and return his assets (with interest) for his “cooperation.” Since WikiLeaks refuses to disclose their sources, it appears that Kim has the playing field to himself unless WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange attempts to play the same card.

If Kim is bluffing, his reputation and story will be even greater for a gambit well-played.

Bottom line …

As this case winds on, “We the People” are beginning to get a glimpse behind the curtain and learn in detail how the Hollywood content owners and distributors (not the authors and artists as claimed) are behind the greatest assault;t on personal privacy in the history of the United States.

We are also finding out how corrupt the Democrat party may be as nobody has denied that the emails from the DNC, Hillary Clinton, and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta are fake or have been tampered with. When taken at face value, we have prima facie evidence that the DNC has interfered with a presidential election by disadvantaging a potential frontrunner, Bernie Sanders. Add to this all of the other irregularities involving the DNC and the Clinton Foundation and one might be prepared to pursue a massive RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) case.

In any event, we are finding out that political corruption is destroying our nation from within and there is the possibility that America will not recover from this onslaught to survive as a greatest nation in history.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



WAS THE DNC HACK AND THE MURDER OF SETH RICH A DEMOCRAT FALSE FLAG OPERATION AIMED AT THE GOP?

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The mainstream media may be reinforcing a potentially false and misleading narrative put forth by the progressive socialist democrats, one that, in my opinion, could cause great damage to nation …

Whether or not this narrative was specifically crafted to explain the progressive loss of an election to a man who seems unqualified and unfit for political office -- for the purpose of assuaging their big-money donors or easily suggestible rank-and-file, one cannot say.

But to point to the leaked e-mails of Hillary Clinton, the DNC, and Clinton campaign boss John Podesta as some form of prima facie proof that the Russians or agents of Russia “hacked” our election is wrongheaded. Our election was not hacked, no vote totals were compromised, and most of all, the Democrat loss can be traced to Clinton campaign hubris and errors. Not to mention that the candidate, Hillary Clinton, is a pathetic politician and a corrupt, self-serving liar.

In the case of all parties; Clinton, the DNC, and Podesta, they were all complicit in some degree or another for the degraded security of their own computer systems. In Hillary Clinton’s case, it was an obvious attempt to maintain a “private” email server to avoid “public” disclosure of personal, campaign, and foundation documents that would normally be subject to FoIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests and subpoenas. In the case of the DNC, the leadership of the DNC refused to allow the FBI, a duly authorized law enforcement and investigative agency – then under the control of Obama appointees – to forensically examine their server to determine if and when it had been hacked and if there were any traces of foreign involvement. And, with Podesta, the path was clear – one of his staff members accepted good advice regarding a password and, for purposes of convenience, ignored the advice which would have foiled access to Podesta’s account.

No smoking guns. Nothing that points to Russia or any other foreign involvement. No credible or verifiable evidence, only the words of politicians who lie for a living.

Seth Rich …

Which brings me to the murder of a young DNC staffer, Seth Rich, whose death is shrouded in mystery by the Washington D.C. police and the FBI. Ostensibly shot in the back during a botched robbery in which his wallet, watch, credit cards, jewelry, phone, and money were all on the body. And, as we have seen with former FBI Director James Comey, both investigating agencies were and are apparently compromised by partisan politics.

Various media reports, some credible and some not, have suggested that it was this DNC staffer who leaks the documents and that incriminating emails were found on his laptop, the whereabouts now unknown. Julian Assange of WikiLeaks has hinted of this man’s involvement. Another well-known person in the security-related server field publicly claims he has personal knowledge of the matter and is willing to provide it to Congress. Unfortunately, this second person has significant legal problems with the American government and may be attempting to leverage information for a grant of immunity – much in the way that a jailhouse informant makes serious changes go away.

Earlier Tuesday, Fox News reported that 27-year-old Seth Rich may have been the one who leaked information about the DNC to WikiLeaks that showed, among other things, that the DNC favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary.

 

The report states federal law enforcement investigators found 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments between DNC leaders from January 2015 to May 2016 were sent by Rich to Gavin MacFayden, an American reporter and WikiLeaks director based in London who is now dead. That information was found in a FBI forensic report on Rich's computer done within days of his murder. <Source>

Kim Dotcom, a famous internet entrepreneur and hacker, admitted today he was part of the operation along with Seth Rich to get stolen DNC emails to Wikileaks. <Source>

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Rich's family issued the following statement, via a 'spokesman', regarding the recent Fox News reports saying they have seen no evidence of the alleged emails between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks.  But, as WikiLeaks noted, the family's "spokesman" is none other than Democrat crisis PR consultant Brad Bauman.  <Source>

One plausible motive for a potential Rich disclosure of documents had nothing to do with Russia, Donald Trump, or the GOP – but the DNC’s unfair treatment of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. After all, most of the relevant disclosures pointed to an internal cabal of Hillary Clinton supporters who were growing frantic about the grassroots support and funding that Sanders was attracting.

Bottom line …

While we wait for further developments in these most distressing matters, let us remember that serious crimes were committed by high government officials in their mishandling of classified information, destroying documents, and obstructing justice. Let us also remember that the contents of the emails were never disputed and there was no proof that the leaked documents were tampered with in any matter. Some of the documents pointing to a cognizable conspiracy to tamper with a presidential election by altering institutional support and funding for one of the main candidates.’'

There is little or no doubt in my mind that the progressive socialist democrats are complicit in helping to destroy America from within. And, yet they are the ones that are pointing to the law and screaming impeachment. Truth-be-known, impeachment is a political process and not one based on the law. In fact, the Supreme Court cannot play any role in an impeachment proceeding due to the separation of powers and the fact that the high court does not have the constitutional authority to achieve standing in the matter.

It is a bitch when we cannot trust our own government. And, even worse, when we find out that our mainstream media has been thoroughly corrupted by a single political party and is pumping out propaganda rather than reporting the facts.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell