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TREY GOWDY JOINS FOX NEWS AS ANOTHER TALKING HEAD

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There used to be a time when I respected South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy as being smart, articulate, knowledgeable about the law. A serious man willing to ask serious and probing questions during committee meetings on serious matters.  Over time I noticed that his efforts as the Chair of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, the Chair of the House Oversight the Government Reform Committee,  and when he was a member of the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees, produced reports but little else. Those who slow-walked Committee demands for documents or stone-walled them all together got off without penalty. Those who openly defied the committee or lied under oath were rarely prosecuted.

Pretty much political Kabuki Theatre.

After leaving office, Gowdy, who declined to seek re-election in 2018, joined the law firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, where he will help defend White Collar criminals and those involved in government investigations.

And now we find that he has signed a contract to appear on Fox News as a contributor. Joining the ranks of know-nothing blowhards like Judge Andrew Napolitano whose lack of legal knowledge in so many areas, especially constitutional law, is astounding.

Remember the Benghazi hearings – smoke and mirrors – with nobody in the government or on the ground in Benghazi being held accountable for the deaths of four Americans while members of the American government, who knew in real-time what was occurring, declined to send help to save American lives? Possibly to protect an illegal Obama Administration joint gun-running operation to Moslem terrorists as directed by the CIA and Hillary Clinton’s Department of State. Deliberately lying about a bogus video being the root cause of the attack.

Or, how about Gowdy’s interaction with then FBI Director James Comey over his decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for various crimes connected with her private email server, destruction of documents, destruction of government property, lying to the government, and obstruction of justice. Nobody has been punished for what amounts to a massive conspiracy and cover-up of the largest political scandal – a seditious attempt to overthrow the lawful government of the United States – in American history.

Even Trey Gowdy admits his ineffectiveness…

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) says he doesn't have "a lot to show for the last seven years" of his time in Congress, adding that the legislative branch is hampered by "ineffectiveness."

"To the extent men judge themselves based on what they do for a living, I don't have a lot to show for the last seven years," Gowdy told Vice News Tonight on HBO in an interview.

Gowdy acknowledged the hyperpartisan nature of Congress, and that he's not likely to run for political office again after he retires next year.

"We've convinced ourselves that we have to win, because the country will go to Hades in a handbasket if my team doesn't win," Gowdy said, later adding that the current state of the Republican Party is rooted simply in a desire to win.

In his seven years in Congress, the South Carolina Republican garnered a reputation as a conservative hard-liner. 

But he has faced the ire of some conservatives recently for defending special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. <Source>

Bottom line… 

What can I say … knowing something is not the same as doing something.

We are so screwed.

-- steve

H/T to "Charlie" for fixing typos and suggesting a few tweaks.


“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



YESTERDAY I WAS DISAPPOINTED BY MARK LEVIN (UPDATED)

Listening to Mark Levin’s broadcast on 2/15/19, I heard a different website announced, “truehealthcarefacts.com,” and the website does appear to feature legitimate links to informative information on healthcare…

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Checking the Internet Database, we find that this site was created on January 9, 2019 and its owner has chosen to keep their registration details secret…

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Does this mean that there was a production screw-up in the announced email address? Considering that Mark Levin cannot be everywhere at once and appears to be under stress from health and family issues, I am inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt. – steve

The new site appears to be associated with CASE, “Consumer Action for a Strong Economy, the nation's foremost non-profit, non-partisan organization devoted to the singular cause of promoting consumer interests through the advancement of free-market principles.” It does not appear to have any connection to the vitamin supplement people. Rather than deleting the post or changing the “bottom line,” let us just say I used the strike-out type overlay to indicate a wrong conclusion based on incomplete information.

Original Post…

One of my pet peeves is that so many publications, broadcast media, and websites, the audience which contains an older, aging, and health-conscious segment, often supports advertisers who feel, at least to me, scammy. Offering gold and silver products to preserve your wealth, expensive subscription continuity publications which exploit the scientific and medical literature to bring a measure of false hope to the afflicted and suffering. And, of course, the supplement sellers whose high-priced products are advertised – with disclaimers – as nutraceuticals or biopharmaceuticals that appear to remedy or alleviate medical-related conditions.

And while I support someone’s right to make money, I am still shocked to find that some of the most trusted names in the conservative arena appear to advertise or recommend what I believe are marginal products to their audience.

But today was somewhat different. I heard Mark Levin seamlessly transition from his normal constitutional conservative content into what appears to be a commercial on behalf of an industry under attack by the government.

Mark Levin’s commercial announcement… 

You're never surprised when I defend freedom and free markets, even when it is not popular. Because I don't care about what's popular, I care about what's right.  I care about liberty, and I care about what comes from liberty. 

And that's why I am speaking out against Secretary Azar's plan to tear down the most innovative sector of the American economy.

I'm talking about the biopharmaceutical industry, which is the innovation gem of our economy and the envy of the world.

The U.S. drug industry commits 90 billion dollars a year to R-and-D to bring more lifesaving technologies to market than any other industry in the world.

It's funny we didn't hear Kamala Harris talk about that.

And by doing that, they employ countless Americans.

Now, these are good-paying jobs that produce lifesaving work. But Secretary Azar's plan to socialize the U.S. drug industry by dictating what drug companies can charge and what certain drugs seniors can or cannot have access to, regardless of what their doctors may prescribe, will put lives at risk. Because he is attacking the same drug companies that produce the life-changing and life-saving drugs millions depend on.

Now you remember Obama's war on coal, this is starting to look like Azar's war on medical innovation.

We should be exporting freedom not importing socialist ideas that produce poverty, scarcity, and rationing. And, that's the key. But worst of all, his plan will kill the innovation needed to get the next breakthrough in cancer or Alzheimer's. 

I'm not going to sit by and let it happen and neither should you.

Get the facts. Go to TrueHealthFacts.com. TrueHealthFacts.com. That's TrueHealthFacts.com"

Mark Levin (Podcast) 1/28/2019

On the next day's podcast, he added an extension to the ending ...

"Because soon you will start hearing the propaganda. You're going to start hearing democrats and republicans coming around joining together to socialize pharmaceuticals. And, I can't think of a bigger disaster right now. I really can't. How much more of this are we going to take? I think that's the big question."

Mark Levin (Podcast) 1/29/2018

So I decided to visit TrueHealthFacts.com thinking I would see another attempt by the government to restrict the consumer’s choices and impose onerous rules and regulations on the drug industry. But I was truly shocked to find that the website was not what I expected. levin-thf

Instead of an industry-related defense of freedom, I found a pitch for Prodovite, “the greatest break through in the history of human nutrition.”

Disclaimers: what the advertising implies, the layers and fine print take away…

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Individual results may vary from person to person

*Disclaimer:

Individual results may vary from person to person.

PLEASE READ THE DISCLAIMER CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.

By using this site, you signify your assent to this disclaimer. If you do not agree to this disclaimer, please do not use the site.

Usage Disclaimer:

The information presented through this Web site is presented for educational purposes only.

Because there is always some risk involved when changing diet and lifestyles, the author(s) and webmaster are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences that might result.  Please do not apply the techniques or the information on this web site if you are not willing to assume the risk.

If you do use the information contained on this web site without the approval of a health professional, you are prescribing for yourself, which is your constitutional right, but the author(s) and webmaster assume no responsibility.

The information presented through this Web site is not medical advice, and is not given as medical advice. Nor is it intended to propose or offer to propose a cure for any disease or condition. Before starting any medical treatment, please consult a physician.

TRUEHEALTHFACTS.COM SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE USE OF INFORMATION PROVIDED BY TRUEHEALTHFACTS.COM OR ANY OF ITS RELATED WEB SITES, AUTHORS, SPONSORS, OR RESULTING FROM ANY DEFECTS OR FAILURE OF THIS INFORMATION.

This site contains links to other Internet sites. These links are not endorsements of any products or services in such sites, and no information in such site has been endorsed or approved by this site. Links are provided as Internet navigation tools only.

The people responsible for this web site are not medical professionals. We publish the information on this web site as a public service. While we hope the information presented here is helpful, what you do with it is your responsibility.

Prodovite - TrueHealthFacts.com

Bottom line…

I commend the marketers for using a topical tie-in and a trusted pitchman to present their products. I make no judgments about the company,  the product, or its advertising. What disappoints me is Mark Levin’s implied “bait and switch” tactics that lead me to believe that I would find information on an industry attack and wound up looking at supplements. Had it been a straight-up advertisement with the product name and description, I would have passed on visiting the website. I feel like I was the object of audio clickbait and I took the bait, hook, line, and sinker.

I believe that the ad appears to confuse and conflate legitimate pharmaceutical researchers and drug manufacturers with the often scummy and scammy pushers of dietary supplements, many of them doing little other than to drain your pocket. Readers should also beware that many of the anti-scam or review sites are actually affiliate links where the site owner/operator is paid for each product sale or click-through. A useful Federal Trade Commission Guide to Dietary Supplements can be found here.

I believe this will change the way I look at Mark – more as a businessman and less like an incorruptible patriot.

-- 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



THE CLIMATE QUESTION THAT NOBODY WILL ASK DURING THE 2020 ELECTION

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Behold the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Climate Communications Initiative plan…

The CCI Priorities

The Advisory Committee identified four priority activities for the National Academies to focus their CCI efforts and resources in order to accomplish both goals.

These are:

**  Priority 1: Development and implementation of a systematic approach to understanding,
anticipating, and rapidly meeting audience needs.

[OCS: Prior proper planning of propaganda is necessary to win the war of hearts and minds.]

**  Priority 2: Development of mechanisms and platforms to ensure content is user-centric—timely, relevant, current, and accessible.

[OCS: Creation of a plan for a rapid response mechanism to push selected and approved content to the audience in the most expeditious fashion.]

** Priority 3: Engagement in proactive collaborations with other vetted organizations to increase the impact and reach of the National Academies’ climate-related work.

[OCS: The key to who is engaged is contained in the word “vetted.” If the past is prologue, one would suspect that those collaborations will be of like-minded individuals and organization – in all probability, progressive environmental individual activists and groups that toe the party line. I seriously doubt that any contact or consideration would be given to any contrarian individual or group, no matter how well-credentialed or how scientifically supported their view point might be.]

**  Priority 4: Establishment of institutional structures and support to advance and sustain other CCI priority activities.

[OCS: Fine tune the bureaucracy to complete the mission.] 

Framework for Making Decisions About Responding

The National Academies should establish a framework to help guide the process for determining when and when not to respond.

For any decision-support tool used, consideration of the following criteria should be incorporated:

**  The moment involves a significant or a direct mischaracterization of a National Academies’ climate consensus study report: This may be considered an almost automatic “yes” decision on whether to make a response, although direct contact with the source of the mischaracterization may be considered more effective, especially as may be the case for a political official.

[OCS: Bureaucracies appear to be overly fond of those “consensus” reports, especially ones that are favorable to the bureaucracy and their special interest constituency. The issue is how to allow contrarians to have their viewpoint, which may be just as scientifically sound as that produced by the fashionable group in power.]

**  The moment is relevant to the National Academies’ core role as an “adviser to the nation” on climate science: For example, if a statement took place in front of a key audience (such as a congressional audience or a federal decision-making body) or the person or group making the comment is likely to influence the views of an important segment of the population.

[OCS: Heaven forbid that someone should question the accuracy of the information and the certitude which is is presented by an “authority” figure that should not be questioned. Shut up: it’s scientific and from the “top people.”]

**  It is appropriate for the National Academies to respond: Responding would not damage the National Academies’ reputation as a non-partisan, objective broker among political, ideological, or scientific factions. No quick response should undermine the National Academies’ brand or their credibility and authority. Would it be more appropriate for others, such as committee members, volunteers, and NAS, NAE, and NAM members to respond to the moment instead?

[OCS: The bulk of the bullpucky churned out by the bureaucracy is targeted at policy makers whom they hope to convince with their scientific footnotes. An objective observer would conclude that these organizations are not non-partisan nor are the objective. They represent the administration in power, the bureaucratic imperative to expand their influence, members, and funding, and the extremely well-paid special interests. When it comes to branded authorities, one might view the National Academies as an appendage of the government and those who keep their members employed.]

**  The National Academies are uniquely positioned to productively address this moment about climate: For example, the National Academies’ expertise and role give it the authority and credibility to address the moment for the audiences who are listening.

**  The moment has climate science, engineering, or medicine at its core, rather than a difference of opinion over policy: The subject of the discussion or debate hinges on the understanding of climate science rather than being mostly influenced by political or other factors.

[OCS: Like the United Nations’ IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and all of those college “studies” programs, the cake is already baked and it is up to some group to apply a palatable frosting and feed it quickly to the crowd. The Academies can claim to eschew politics, but the answer is self-evident: they are a political body involved with providing justification for policy decisions.]

**  A timely response to the moment will help quell or prevent false information about climate from spreading without an evidence-based counterpoint: For example, if the information is false or misleading and has the potential to misinform public understanding of a climate-related issue; it is made in a highly public decision-making venue (e.g., Congress) or platform or by a widely influential person or group; or the medium in which it was provided lends itself to going viral (such as a viral social post) in a way that undermines or damages public understanding.

[OCS: Who is the arbiter of “fake news?” Is it the proponents of climate change as a justification for a radical public policy agenda that tends toward decreasing freedom and personal liberties, confiscatory taxes, the usurpation of private property, and eventually some form of totalitarian regime in power?]

**  The moment has engendered widespread discussion and debate about climate: For example, the moment is receiving high levels of public attention.

[OCS: We must move fast in order to preserve our position in the pecking order of “scientific authorities.”]

**  It is a teachable moment for the National Academies to provide scientific facts and one that may encourage people to seek understanding about climate science: For example, people are actively seeking information on the issue and may be open to information that may not agree with preconceived notions.

[OCS: We must capitalize on pushing our viewpoint, especially when people are most receptive and not engaging in the type of critical thinking such a momentous issue required.]

**  The moment has occurred in the context of an election: If the moment occurs in the context of an election, a response may be more or less desirable, depending on the situation. Added attention may provide a teachable moment, but a more charged political climate could pose a risk for the institution to appear partisan. These situations would require additional scrutiny.

[As the night follows the day, one of the most contentious matters to be discussed in the upcoming 2020 election will be the extent to which progressive socialist democrats use the subject of climate change in the context of justifying draconian, expensive, wasteful, and ineffective prescriptives in the name of gaining or maintaining political power. However, the Academies must not appear to be partisan although they may appear to favor the progressive brand of science.]’'

Excerpts from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine as published by the National Academies Press as “Climate Communications Initiative Strategic Plan (2019).”

Bottom line…

What is the probability that the bureaucracy and special interests will reverse course to explain to the American people how they wasted more than a trillion dollars pursuing a political agenda based on specious and unproven science?

So they are gearing up to look, sound, and feel authoritative – based on a one-sided view that disallows participation from well-credentialed and knowledgeable scientists and others who are asking the poohbahs to show them how to detect and measure man’s climate signal amid the natural variability of climate, to justify their computational analysis of a chaotic system like the unpredictable stock market, and, to allow contrarians to openly debate authority figures in an open forum.

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



IMMIGRATION: DEMOCRATS DEMONSTRATE DISLOYALTY TO AMERICA, DISRESPECT TO ALL AMERICANS

The elite masters have no problem with placing their fellow citizens in deadly danger so they can bring about the socialist agenda which leads to totalitarianism. 2020SOCIALISTS

It is plain for all to see …

The progressive socialist democrats are threatening law-abiding citizens and legal immigrants over policies related to the handling of illegal immigrants who violate our sovereignty as if they have a right to trespass our borders and take advantage of our generosity.

LITERALLY, THIS MEANS THE DEMOCRATS WOULD FAVOR ILLEGAL ALIENS WITH AN ALLEGIANCE TO A FOREIGN SOVEREIGN POWER OVER AMERICAN CITIZENS WHO THEY ARE WILLING TO DISADVANTAGE IN THE PROCESS.

 

2020-DEMOCRATI PLATFORM

HOW CAN WE RE-ELECT REPRESENTATIVES WHO REPRESENT FOREIGN NATIONS OVER AMERICAN CITIZENS?

We cannot allow illegal aliens to enter our country with impunity and bring with them illiteracy, poverty, disease, crime, and the desire to recreate their culture on American soil …

CLEAR-PRESENT-DANGER

And has anyone noticed that our government still does not have a working visa entrance/exit system that would automatically issue arrest and deportation warrants? Or demand the use of E-verify by all employers? Where each occasion to enforce the law was met by lawsuits by activists supporting illegal aliens and adjudicated by progressive judges who subvert the law in favor of their own political agenda?

Remember this when you vote.

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 MOVES ONE STEP CLOSER TO CALLING EVERYONE "COMRADE"

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California progressive socialist democrat and state Senate Judiciary Chair Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara & Ventura County) has decided that people participating or appearing before her committee can no longer use the age-old commonly-accepted pronouns “he” and “she” in recognition of California’s recognition of “nonbinary” as a legally-accepted gender. Or in progressive-speak, an accommodation to recognize the need for nonbinary gender inclusivity.  Unfortunately, in the light of day, it is not a matter of “inclusivity,” it is a matter of state-compelled speech.

“Our first order of business is to approve the committee rules. I’d like to note — in respecting the fact that we are now a state recognizing the non-binary designation as a gender — he and she, we are now merging them so that we are using what my grammar teacher would have had a heart attack over: we are using the phrase ‘they’ and replacing other designations so that it’s a gender neutral designation: ‘they.’ 

Basically, that’s the primary reforms and revisions to the committee rules.

In the spirit of gender neutrality for the rules of this committee, we now designate the chair as ‘they.’”

SB-179 (Atkins) - Gender identity: female, male, or nonbinary.

This bill provides for a third gender option on the state driver’s license, identification card, and birth certificate. This bill also restructures the process for individuals to change their name to conform with their gender identity and creates a new procedure for an individual to secure a court-ordered change of gender.

Most of the bill’s provisions become effective on September 1, 2018. Status: Chapter 853, Statutes of 2017

This is an extremely dangerous development given the Committee’s wide-ranging influence on legislation amending the Civil Code, Code of Civil Procedure, Evidence Code, Family Code, and Probate Code. Legislation relating to courts, judges, and court personnel. And legislation relating to privacy and consumer protection, liens, claims, and unclaimed property.

Our American culture is being attacked by the progressive socialist democrats who are using “political correctness” to advance their toxic agenda. Under the guise of “hate speech,” minorities have been given dominion over words that, when spoken or written, can lead to criminal charges or enhanced punishments. A fifth column of a vocal minority who is attempting to advance their agenda and to garner mainstream acceptance of their views which are not the views of the majority and forcing people to accommodate viewpoints and practices which offend their sensibilities and negate their inalienable right to be free from government molestation.

In California, we are now one step closer to calling everyone “comrade.”

Bottom line…

A warning to the rest of America – Don’t become California. Don’t vote for the radical progressive socialist democrats. It is time for a “resist” movement of our own based on commonsense and tradition.

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



ROGER STONE INDICTMENT IS MISDIRECTION AND POLITICAL THEATRE

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Once again, we see that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is hosting the Kabuki Theatre that is his investigation into the allegations of Trump/Russia collusion.

Once again, we see Mueller attempting to coerce an individual, this time Roger Stone, into providing evidence or testimony that will somehow damage President Donald Trump and possibly lead to further Democrat calls for his impeachment.

And, once again, we see the charges involve “process crimes” centered around a non-criminal action, that of seeking opposition research on an opposing candidate.

Donald Trump is not named in the indictment document.

Excerpts…

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1. By in or around May 2016, the Democratic National Committee (“DNC”) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (“DCCC”) became aware that their computer systems had been compromised by unauthorized intrusions and hired a security company (“Company 1”) to identify the extent of the intrusions.

[OCS: The DNC refused to allow the FBI to forensically examine the alleged “hacked” server and hired a company that had previous ties to the DNC.]

2. On or about June 14, 2016, the DNC—through Company 1—publicly announced that it had been hacked by Russian government actors.

[OCS: The company’s findings of Russian hacking were questioned by well-credentialed, experienced, and competent, software security experts. Their findings suggested that the server was not remotely hacked, but the information downloaded onto a “thumb drive” by someone with access.

It is believed that the motive had nothing to do with Donald Trump or his campaign, but was done to address the systemic DNC mistreatment of Bernie Sanders in favor of candidate Hillary Clinton. Some suggest that the as yet unsolved murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich may have been connected to the compromised server.]

3. From in or around July 2016 through in or around November 2016, an organization (“Organization 1”), which had previously posted documents stolen by others from U.S. persons, entities, and the U.S. government, released tens of thousands of documents stolen from the DNC and the personal email account of the chairman of the U.S. presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton (“Clinton Campaign”).

[OCS: There is no proof that WikiLeaks is supported by the Russians, received the subject material from the Russians, and that Russia was involved in the hack. All that we have is the word of a single company paid by the DNC -- the same group that paid Fusion GPS for the phony Steele dossier.

"WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange has again denied that emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta were hacked and leaked to his organisation by the Russian government." <Source>

Another display of political hypocrisy can be found in the fact that “Organization 1” (believed to be WikiLeaks) “is an international non-profit organization that publishes secret information, news leaks, and classified media provided by anonymous sources” – much like the venerable New York Times, Washington Post, etc. who routinely publish private and classified information from anonymous sources with impunity.

It should be noted that there is no mention of the Pakistani foreign nationals who worked in IT for and was protected by the then DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and whose laptop and other evidence remains unexamined and unreported.]

12. After the July 22, 2016 release of stolen DNC emails by Organization 1, a senior Trump Campaign official was directed to contact STONE about any additional releases and what other damaging information Organization 1 had regarding the Clinton Campaign. STONE thereafter told the Trump Campaign about potential future releases of damaging material by Organization 1.

[OCS: (It is believed that the “senior Trump campaign official is either Paul Manafort or his Deputy Rick Gates)

There is no crime in gathering opposition research. Truth-be-told, look at Hillary Clinton and the DNC hiding funds to engage a foreign national to contact Russian sources for compromising information on Donald Trump, all of which appears to be uncorroborated hearsay – yet was used by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to improperly and illegally obtain a FISA warrant that appears to justifying domestic spying on an American citizen. A cognizable criminal activity with substantiated evidence, and which remains uninvestigated as part of the Russia disinformation campaign to influence an American presidential election.] 

[Source: Mueller Indictment]

Bottom line…

Don't get me wrong, I think Roger Stone is a slimeball and it would not surprise me that he has crossed the line in his personal and professional life.

The Mueller indictment contains no allegations or evidence that the Trump campaign had anything to do with the theft of emails from the Democratic National Committee or their publication by WikiLeaks. 

These are only charges, irrelevant allegations by a politically-compromised special prosecutor, that has little or nothing to do with Trump/Russia collusion by Stone or the President of the United States.

As for charges of lying to Congress, I can remember lies told by Obamacons: Eric Holder, John Brennan, James Clapper, and others that were never investigated by the FBI or pursued by the politicized Department of Justice. One need consider how many times Hillary Clinton and her cadre of liars spewed forth with impunity. So all this proves is that Mueller is guilty of selective political prosecution involving irrelevant actions that have no bearing on the central subject at hand. 

The outrageous pre-dawn arrest of Roger Stone by agents armed with automatic weapons is bad enough, but it appears that someone leaked the details of the arrest so that CNN, and CNN alone, could capture the arrest for broadcast. The idea that a reporter with a camera crew would be hanging out at the exact time on this specific morning is ludicrous suggesting that the leak was planned and part of a campaign of leaks by someone in the DOJ, FBI, or on Mueller’s team. Another criminal act that will probably go unpunished. A federal judge must have believed that Stone was no a serious flight risk and went on to release him on a $250,000 signature bond. 

It appears that among the goals of the Special Prosecutor’s Office is to keep coercing peripheral players to provide politically damaging testimony by unassociated legal actions that involve allegations of personal criminal activity, involvement of their families through devices such as joint tax returns, or other acts having nothing to do with the Trump/Russia collusion matter or causing the individual to lose their sources of income and bankrupt them with legal fees fighting the unlimited budget of the prosecutors.

One might assume that the matter of WikiLeaks could be resolved by a consular officer taking a sworn deposition from Julian Assange, the CEO of WikiLeaks, attesting to the facts as he knows them. But, then again, Mueller doesn’t really want definitive answers. As of this date, it appears that he has not even interviewed DOJ Official Bruce Ohr who is at the heart of the Russian collusion matter.

Personally, I believe that the entire top ranks of the DOJ and the FBI, with a few unaffiliated exceptions, should be prosecuted for a conspiracy to defraud the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371), obstruct justice(18 U.S.C. § 1503), lying (18 U.S.C. § 1001) and spying (50 U.S.C. Chapter 36, Subchapter 1 § 1809).

Why you should be concerned: if this can happen to a high-profile individual in the light of day, it can happen to any other American citizen.

 

We are so screwed.


“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



NANCY PELOSI AND DEMOCRAT PARTY: DELIBERATELY AND WILLFULLY PUNISHING GOVERNMENT WORKERS

There is no doubt that the sovereignty of the United States continues to be violated by illegal aliens, whose sheer numbers now constitute a clear and present danger against our military, our economy, our healthcare and educational systems in addition to changing the nature of foreign political representation and the culture of many communities.

There is no doubt that President Trump is trying to uphold the oath of his office to preserve and protect our Constitution and to faithfully execute the laws of the land, laws which the progressive socialist democrats willfully violate with impunity day-after-day with their sanctuary cities and handouts to non-citizens.

And, there is no doubt that the progressive socialist democrats, led in the House by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and in the Senate by here leashed puppy dog Chuck Schumer, refuse to protect America, refuse to adhere to the rule of law, and are willing to screw-over American workers to deny President Trump $5.7 billion which is a rounding error in the Congress’ profligate spending on useless projects and the inherent governmental waste, fraud, and abuse. With money going to the politicians, their families, their friends, the special interests who fund them, and to purchase votes with entitlements.

 

What Pelosi has to say about the government shutdown…

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Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi Floor Remarks Urging President Trump and Republican Leaders to Re-Open Government
Washington, D.C. -- January 25, 2019 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives to urge President Trump and Republican leaders to re-open government. Below are the Speaker’s remarks:

Speaker Pelosi.  Thank you, Madam Chair – Madam Speaker – thank you Madam Speaker. Madam Speaker, I rise following our eleventh vote earlier today to re-open government and end the senseless chaos and the pain of this shutdown. Why won’t the Republicans take yes for an answer? Why won’t they provide relief for the hard-working Americans suffering in their own communities?

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This shutdown is not a glitch. It is a crisis that the President alone created and that the President alone can end.

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The Republicans in the Congress have been accomplices to the President’s irresponsibility and just ignoring the consequences of his actions. Either he doesn’t know or he doesn’t care, but nonetheless, the Trump Shutdown goes on.

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Once again, we call on the President and the Republicans in Congress, especially in the United States Senate where they’re holding this up, to re-open government now for the sake of the health, the safety and the well-being of the American people.

Pelosi Floor Remarks Urging President Trump and Republican Leaders to Re-Open Government - Speaker Nancy Pelosi

What the progressive socialist democrats do in the House when faced with a vote to modify legislation to pay all workers when the government is shut down…

H J RES 28      YEA-AND-NAY      17-Jan-2019      12:49 PM
QUESTION:  On Motion to Recommit with Instructions
BILL TITLE: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes

Democrat (Yeas – 6; Nays – 222; NV – 6)

Republican (Yeas – 189; Nays – 0; NV – 10)

Total (Yeas –195; Nays – 222; NV – 16)

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H R 648      YEA-AND-NAY      23-Jan-2019      3:44 PM
QUESTION:  On Motion to Recommit with Instructions
BILL TITLE: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019

Democrat (Yeas – 10; Nays – 215; NV – 9)

Republican (Yeas – 190; Nays – 0; NV – 8)

Total (Yeas –200; Nays – 215; NV – 17)

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H J RES 31      YEA-AND-NAY      24-Jan-2019      10:40 AM
QUESTION:  On Motion to Recommit with Instructions
BILL TITLE: Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes

Democrat (Yeas – 13; Nays – 214; NV – 7)

Republican (Yeas – 187; Nays – 0; NV – 11)

Total (Yeas –200; Nays – 214; NV – 18)

<Source>

The motion to recommit provides one final opportunity for the House to debate and amend a measure, typically after the engrossment and third reading of the bill, before the Speaker orders the vote on final passage.

The motion is the prerogative of the Minority party and in many cases constitutes the Minority’s one opportunity to obtain a vote on an alternative or a proposal to improve the measure.

In the case of a bill or a joint resolution, the Rules of the House prohibit the Rules Committee from reporting a special rule that denies a motion to recommit with instructions.

Bottom line…

With the progressive socialist democrats, it is not about America, the Constitution, or the American citizen – it is all about raw power that can be perpetuated through their authoritarian regime. My only regret is that the GOP lacks the cojones to stand up for America lest they lose their cushy positions, prestige, power, and perks. These are the weasels who would have voted to stay with the British as they condemned our Founding Fathers.

No matter how this issue is resolved, we really do know how many government functions are superfluous and can be eliminated at will.

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 HAS JUSTICE IN AMERICAN BECOME?

Everywhere I turn I hear the word justice. Social Justice. Economic Justice. Racial Justice. Educational Justice. And, I have no clue to what it all means in today’s progressive socialist democrat environment. An environment where you are guilty until proven innocent. An environment where decades-old allegations without corroboration serve as “evidence.” An environment where the accused cannot confront their accuser without being labeled a bully, hater, ‘phobe, denier, or some such. And an environment that would have made the thumbs-up/thumbs-down mob proud. With the progressives, it is not the evidentiary facts, but the seriousness of the allegations that count.

A world in which nine individuals can hold sway over the legislative and executive branches of government, going far beyond their mandate to determine the constitutionality of the law and to resolve differences between the congressionally-created circuit courts when it comes to matters of law. A clear usurpation of the sole lawmaking function of Congress and an abridgment of executive rights.

A world in which supposedly neutral judges bring their own political bias and activism into the courtroom and sometimes rule knowing that their ruling’s immediate effect is more important than having their ruling overturned in succeeding years.

And then there is the special counsel, Robert Mueller. A man with obvious conflicts of interest, in areas of associations, employment, and participation in past questionable activities. A man who has gone rogue – operating outside his original purview and bringing life-altering criminal actions against peripheral players that have little or no connection with his main mandate. But even worse, ignoring real and provable crimes committed by the very people before him.

It appears that this is Robert Mueller’s concept of justice…MUELLER-JUSTICE

Partisan, upside-down, and defying gravity. Ignoring the obvious criminality raging before his very eyes to chase an ephemeral ghost that was created out of whole cloth by Team Clinton.

Bottom line…

What I would like to know is how Robert Mueller can spend two years and millions of dollars investigating Trump-Russia interference in our elections and not see that some of the most prominent political players are heavily conflicted, some with actual ties to Russian criminal activities and actions that clearly benefited Russian interests? And that his so-called prosecutions appear to all be “process crimes” or criminal acts that have nothing to do with Trump, Russia, or attempting to rig an election. All while his colleagues at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have committed serious contemporaneous crimes dealing with the investigation itself.

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



SARAH BEATTIE: YOU'VE GOT TO LOVE A PROGRESSIVE PERFORMER WHO PUTS HER MOUTH WHERE HER MONEY IS ...

By now, hundreds of thousands of people have seen the viral video of a seemingly “smirking” student, Nick Sandmann, from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky facing a Native American elder banging a drum next to his face.

Of course, the progressive socialist democrats were all over this “insult” to a Native American, Nathan Phillips. What they didn’t say is that the Native American activist(and his cameraman) actually insinuated themselves into the student group just standing around and was assaulting the teenager at the Washington, D.C. March for Life.

ns-np

 

But, even with all the “fake news” and the dishonest reporting by the anti-Trump crowd, you just have to love the response of Sarah Beattie, a comic and writer for Saturday Night Live.

Not only is she outraged over the hat …

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But, apparently, she is also willing to put her mouth where her money is…

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It was the seductive hat and the sexy venue that turned the trick…

sb-1This is the same Sarah Beattie who posted a video of herself on Instagram saying. “Guys only think with their dicks. Which means I am constantly blowing minds.”

Bottom line…

Too bad Nick attends a Catholic High School which would frown on him filming himself punching his own face and then going off to claim his reward. (I wonder: is progressivism a communicable disease?) And, be prepared to sue her if she didn’t deliver.

It is a sad commentary on comedy when comics named Sarah (the other one is the aging Sarah Silverman) have to resort to low blows to remain relevant to their progressive crowd. And one can’t help but wonder what she thinks about the #Me Too movement against powerful individuals trading career advancement for sex. 

I wonder if Beattie knows that her loose lips, so to speak, could result in a lawsuit or criminal prosecution for encouraging violence against a specific minor? 

We are so screwed. (Yes, I realize the tag line is ironic under the circumstances). 

-- 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



WHY YOU CAN'T TRUST THE PROGRESSIVE MEDIA ON ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING

Once again, we find that the activist environmental movement, long ago infiltrated by socialists and communists for political power and funding their toxic agenda, are pursuing their anti-America de-growth, population-limiting goals – this time using the whales as their “climate change polar bears” … 

Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon
by GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) — Over the years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline of the Pacific Northwest's resident killer whales. Now, they may have found a new and more surprising culprit: pink salmon.

Four salmon researchers were perusing data on the website of the Center for Whale Research, which studies the orcas, several months ago when they noticed a startling trend: that for the past two decades, significantly more of the whales have died in even-numbered years than in odd years.

In a newly published paper, they speculate that the pattern is related to pink salmon, which return to the Salish Sea between Washington state and Canada in enormous numbers every other year — though they're not sure how. They suspect that the huge runs of pink salmon, which have boomed under conservation efforts and changes in ocean conditions in the past two decades, might interfere with the whales' ability to hunt their preferred prey, Chinook salmon.

Given the dire plight of the orcas, which officials say are on the brink of extinction, the researchers decided to publicize their discovery without waiting to investigate its causes.

"The main point was getting out to the public word about this biennial pattern so people can start thinking about this important, completely unexpected factor in the decline of these whales," said one of the authors, Greg Ruggerone. "It's important to better understand what's occurring here because that could help facilitate recovery actions."

Ruggerone, president of Seattle-based Natural Resources Consultants and former chairman of the Columbia River Independent Scientific Advisory Board, and the other authors — Alan Springer of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, Leon Shaul of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and independent researcher Gus van Vliet of Auke Bay, Alaska — have previously studied how pink salmon compete for prey with other species.

As news stories chronicled the struggles of the orcas last year — one whale carried her dead calf on her head for 17 days in an apparent effort to revive it — the four biologists looked at data on the Center for Whale Research's site. Thanks to their previous research, it took them only a few minutes to recognize a trend that had escaped the attention of other scientists.

"We know that some are good years for the whales and some are bad years, but we hadn't put it together that it was a biennial trend," said Ken Balcomb, the center's founding director, one of the foremost experts on the so-called Southern Resident killer whales.

Further analyzing the data, the researchers found that from 1998 to 2017, as the population of whales decreased from 92 to 76, more than 3.5 times as many newborn and older whales died during even years — 61, versus 17 in odd years. During that period, there were 32 successful births during odd years, but only 16 during even years.

[OCS: Have you ever wondered how these scientists can enumerate a population over large distances with such precise numbers and then state the results with such certitude?]

That biennial pattern did not exist during a prior 22-year period from 1976 to 1997, when the whale population was recovering from efforts to capture orcas for aquarium display, the researchers said.

But in 1998, salmon harvests were curtailed amid efforts to boost runs decimated by overfishing, pollution and habitat loss. A strong change in ocean conditions occurred around the same time, benefiting pink salmon especially by increasing the abundance of zooplankton, which make up much of the pink salmon's diet.

The combined effect of the ocean changes and fishing restrictions has greatly benefited the pinks, which are by far most numerous salmon species in the North Pacific. When they return to the Salish Sea, there are about 50 for each of the bigger, fattier Chinook. Nearly all pinks return to their natal streams in odd years, completing their two-year life cycle, unlike other salmon, which stay in the ocean longer.

Meanwhile, Chinook populations have continued to struggle — the dearth of Chinook is considered the most severe threat to the orcas — and many scientists say they will continue to do so unless four dams on the Lower Snake River are breached. The researchers speculate that the blossoming numbers of pinks in the Salish Sea during odd-numbered years have interfered with the echolocation the orcas use to hunt increasingly sparse Chinook. The orcas almost never eat pink salmon.

[OCS: Aha! Now we find the real goal of the progressive socialist democrats and their fringe environmental wackos.]

Because the whales are such large mammals, the theory goes, the stress caused by the pinks in odd years would not affect their mortality rates and reproductive rates until the following year — and that's why more die in even years.

Another possibility is that the presence of pinks means less food for the Chinook — and thus less food for the orcas, Ruggerone said.

The researchers also put forth a contrary hypothesis: that the presence of pinks somehow enhances the orcas' hunting, improving their survival in odd-numbered years — though they say they have no reason to believe that's the case. <Source>

Let’s review …

Controversy heats up over removal of Lower Snake River dams as orcas suffer losses

Now, a decades-long battle to take down the dams is finding new energy. The dam busters are seizing on a new star witness: mother orca whale Tahlequah. She swam with her dead calf through the Salish Sea for weeks in July, in a searing vision of loss watched around the world. Then came J50, a 3-year-old orca wasting away, the third orca dead in four months.

The losses galvanized orca champions now joining forces with those who have long wanted the dams gone because they hurt salmon. A new hybrid social movement is stirring. The word orca has become its own hashtag. Restaurants and markets have yanked chinook. Tahlequah is turning up in street art. On Friday, mourners staged an orca funeral procession in downtown Seattle, wearing black and white as they marched to the federal building, where they remembered Tahlequah and her calf and rallied for dam removal.

Pressure is also coming from changing power markets and shipping trends for wheat and other products, undercutting the benefits of the Lower Snake River dams and the reservoirs they create. <Source>

Removing Snake River dams is bad for economy and salmon

As environmental activists sound alarm bells on climate change, imagine them proposing destroying every wind turbine and solar panel in Washington. Oddly, that is essentially what they have supported by demanding that the four Lower Snake River dams, and all the carbon-free energy they create, be destroyed.

Annually, the dams generate about 8.3 million megawatt hours of electricity or 8 percent of Washington’s energy. That is more clean energy than is provided by all the wind and solar facilities in Washington state added together.

The debate about tearing down the dams was reignited with a new push by environmental activists and U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon’s ruling that dam destruction must be considered to help salmon. As a member of the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council, I share the desire to increase salmon populations across the state. Removing the dams, however, would come with high costs and damage environmental efforts across the state. <Source>

To Save Orcas, Removing Snake River Dams May Not Be The Answer, Feds Say

The federal agencies that manage those dams and hold some responsibility for the survival of fish and marine mammals say salmon from the Snake River is not a key source of prey for most orcas. They said removing or altering the dams would only help two of the 15 salmon runs on which orcas depend.

“Geographically and timing, they are not the key limiting resource or prey for the southern resident killer whales,” said Kristen Jule, a fish and wildlife policy analyst with Bonneville Power Administration.

Officials said there might be more immediate actions to help orcas than removing or altering the dams, like projects near Puget Sound. <Source>

In addition to the above stories, how many people have heard of the Indian wars – demanding that 50% of the salmon catch be reserved to Native Americans or suitable compensation for the denial of their “traditional” practices?

Do not argue, it’s science…

Much like the climate change activists, the orca-salmon activists are trying to fundamentally transform America based on specious science. If you read the literature closely, you will find that scientists do not know the answers to the questions they purport to ask – and even worse, their speculation is reported with assurance and certitude in the mainstream media, also known as the propaganda arm of the progressive socialist democrats. The above is not science, even if it was performed by researchers, it is rank speculation.

Bottom line…

Science is slowly sinking into the realm of politics and peer pressure. And, if it continues, scientists will become another euphemism for used car salesmen.

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