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POPE FRANCIS VENTURES BEYOND RELIGION, SUPPORTS COMMUNISM

There is no doubt in my mind that Pope Francis is both a hypocrite and a communist, ironic because communism demands the negation of all religions and morality outside the state’s current and changeable position.

The “World Meeting of Popular Movements” is an initiative of Pope Francis whose “purpose is to create an ‘encounter’ between Church leadership and grassroots organizations working to address the 'economy of exclusion and inequality' by working for structural changes that promote social, economic and racial justice.”

The organization’s name and purpose are indistinguishable from the thousands of Marxist/Socialist/Communist groups seeking to destroy capitalism in favor of a mythical and unattainable version of socialism.

Perhaps if the Pope looked beyond the Holy Bible to study history, he might see the damage that socialism has inflicted on hundreds of millions of individuals, including the gruesome death of over 100 million people worldwide.

Yet, here we have Pope Francis entering the secular world of politics, invoking the name of God to advance what appears to be the current Marxist agenda and talking points.

And I ask everyone in the name of God.

I ask all the great pharmaceutical laboratories to release the patents. Make a gesture of humanity and allow every country, every people, every human being, to have access to the vaccines. There are countries where only three or four per cent of the inhabitants have been vaccinated.

In the name of God, I ask financial groups and international credit institutions to allow poor countries to assure “the basic needs of their people” and to cancel those debts that so often are contracted against the interests of those same peoples.

In the name of God, I ask the great extractive industries -- mining, oil, forestry, real estate, agribusiness -- to stop destroying forests, wetlands and mountains, to stop polluting rivers and seas, to stop poisoning food and people.

In the name of God, I ask the great food corporations to stop imposing monopolistic systems of production and distribution that inflate prices and end up withholding bread from the hungry.

In the name of God, I ask arms manufacturers and dealers to completely stop their activity, because it foments violence and war, it contributes to those awful geopolitical games which cost millions of lives displaced and millions dead.

In the name of God, I ask the technology giants to stop exploiting human weakness, people’s vulnerability, for the sake of profits without caring about the spread of hate speech, grooming, fake news, conspiracy theories, and political manipulation.

[OCS: For centuries, the Church has been about political manipulation, censorship, the suppression of truth, science, and contrarian theological arguments.]

In the name of God, I ask the telecommunications giants to ease access to educational material and connectivity for teachers via the internet so that poor children can be educated even under quarantine.

[OCS: Education or indoctrination – the Church is well acquainted with both.]

In the name of God, I ask the media to stop the logic of post-truth, disinformation, defamation, slander and the unhealthy attraction to dirt and scandal, and to contribute to human fraternity and empathy with those who are most deeply damaged.

[OCS: I seem to remember the Church’s campaign to label pedophile priests and rapists as disinformation, and later as hate speech.]

In the name of God, I call on powerful countries to stop aggression, blockades and unilateral sanctions against any country anywhere on earth. No to neo-colonialism. Conflicts must be resolved in multilateral fora such as the United Nations. We have already seen how unilateral interventions, invasions and occupations end up; even if they are justified by noble motives and fine words.

[OCS: Is the Pope even capable of recognizing true evil and the nation states that officially sponsor terrorism targeting the innocent?]

This system, with its relentless logic of profit, is escaping all human control. It is time to slow the locomotive down, an out-of-control locomotive hurtling towards the abyss. There is still time. <Source: The Vatican>

This is all Marxist bullshittery for the media to convey to the masses. If the Pope had an honest bone in his body, he would realize that he should be asking his Lord and Savior to change human nature and the hearts and minds of man.

Truth be known, the Pope is focused on perpetuating his church’s existence, funding, and political power. Not so much a billion people who want to kill Christian infidels. Not so much nuclear nations like Pakistan, North Korea, and the wannabe Iran. Not so much the intolerance and hate speech promoted in church teachings. Not so much the buggery of minor children and the protection of pedophile priests. Not so much the condemnation of the United Nations’ failure to control mass genocide, organ harvesting, and torture.

And yet, there he goes, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at his side as she advocates for abortion on demand, for any woman, at any time.

VATICAN-USA_PELOSIAccording to the the Catechism of the Catholic Church…

#2272 “Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense.  The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life.  “A person who procures a completed abortion incurs excommunication….”

#2322 “From its conception, the child has the right to life.  Direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, is a "criminal" practice (GS 27 # 3), gravely contrary to the moral law.  The Church imposes the canonical penalty of excommunication for this crime against human life.” <Source>

Bottom line…

COSWe judge a man by his actions, not his words. And by this standard, I find the Pope wanting. A communist and a hypocrite. I wonder if the Pope realizes that he acts as a Judas goat and pushes decent individuals closer to the abyss and a meeting with the anti-Christ globalist beast?

I know the difference between good and evil, right and wrong, and I do not require a guide to speak with my God. If I need intercession, I have my parents and relatives who have passed before me – whom I honor by living a mostly decent life.

We must avoid idols and those who would lead us astray for their own purposes. Pray for those who have sacrificed their lives for your freedom. Pray for the wisdom to know good from evil, no matter how well disguised, and pray for the strength to stay the course.

-- 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



DID TRUMP SUGGEST THE UNTHINKABLE: WITHHOLDING YOUR VOTE?

The GOP shoots itself in the foot…

There is little or no doubt in my mind that crazymaking election conspiracy mongers like attorneys Sidney Powell and  L. Lin Wood did significant electoral damage to the GOP in Georgia by telling GOP conservatives and others to withhold their votes. As a consequence of this and other actions, the GOP lost two critical Senate races they should have won – and a majority in the United States Senate.

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At Pro-Trump Georgia Rally, Lawyer Lin Wood Says Don’t Vote for GOP Senators in ‘Rigged’ Runoffs: ‘They’ve Not Earned It’

At a “Stop the Steal” rally in Georgia on Wednesday, attorney Lin Wood encouraged supporters of President Donald Trump not to vote for Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in the state’s upcoming runoff elections.

The two crucial Georgia runoff elections—which will be held on January 5 with early voting starting December 14—will determine control of the Senate, meaning President-elect Joe Biden’s ability to push through his agenda. Democrats, who narrowly control the House, need to win both seats for a 50-50 split. In that scenario, Vice President Kamala Harris would cast the tie-breaking vote.

Recent election boycott calls driven by Trump supporters, inspired by the president’s allegations of widespread voter fraud, could hinder the GOP’s chances of retaining their majority in the upper chamber. During the pro-Trump protest rally, Wood said to the crowd, “Where’s Kelly Loeffler? Where’s David Perdue? They outta be standing right here.”

“They have not earned your vote,” he said. “Don’t you give it to them. Why would you go back and vote in another rigged election for god’s sake! Fix it! You gotta fix it!” <Source>

Attorneys Sidney Powell and Lin Wood held a press conference in Georgia on Wednesday, where Powell told the crowd not to vote in the upcoming Senate runoff election, a message that directly contrasts with President Donald Trump’s call for Georgians to turn out to vote for Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.

Powell, who is not affiliated with Trump’s legal team, told a crowd of supporters, “I think I would encourage all Georgians to make it known that you will not vote at all until your vote is secure, and I mean that regardless of party.”

Powell’s remarks stand in opposition to Trump, who has encouraged Georgians to vote for Loeffler and Perdue on January 5, the day of the runoff election, and has scheduled a rally for Saturday in the Peach State to campaign for the Republican incumbents.

Is history repeating itself, this time with former President Trump himself calling for a voter boycott that will seriously damage marginal GOP races?

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What did Trump mean when he announced, “Republicans will not be voting in ’22 or ’24?” Is this a suggestion that if the 2020 election discrepancies are not resolved to his satisfaction, he will urge a GOP election boycott? We are used to inartful-worded tweets, but now is not the time for ambiguity.

Bottom line…

Your vote is one of the most precious rights of citizenship – the backbone of governance with the consent of the governed. Whether we win or lose, you must vote. It is your duty as a citizen and critical to preserving our Constitution, our exceptional country, and our American heritage.

Let no one – even the former President of the United States – tell you to withhold your vote in protest or a show of solidarity to a party or a former president.

Be aware of gifters, democrats in disguise, and disrupters.

-- steve

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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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



ADAM SCHIFF NEEDS TO RESIGN

With all of the stories about the failure of our premier intelligence agencies to detect, assess, and monitor Russian and Chinese hypersonic delivery vehicles that are said to be nuclear-capable…

What was House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff doing about these grave threats as his committee engages in the oversight of our nation’s intelligence activities? It appears he was concentrating on the Trump pee-pee hoax and creating grounds to impeach President Trump using the non-evidence of a phony “whistleblower” with which he and his staff apparently colluded.

Democrat treason is what they are covering up…

Not only did the intelligence agencies know about the “hypersonic missile technology,” they knew that the technology might have been transferred from the United States through the efforts of a corrupt Bill and Hillary Clinton.

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An Army report on Skolkovo written in 2012 (released in 2013) to assess “the implications … for U.S. policymakers.”

Although military activities are not an official cluster of activity, the Skolkovo Foundation has, in fact, been involved in defense-related activities since December 2011, when it approved the first weapons-related project—the development of a hypersonic cruise missile engine. The project is a response to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Advanced Hypersonic Weapon, part of the Prompt Global Strike program.

Fast forward to November 2016, shortly after Donald Trump was elected president when the US Air Force released a report on — no way — the Russian and Chinese hypersonic missile threat to the United States.

The United States is vulnerable to future attack by hypersonic missiles from China and Russia and is falling behind in the technology race to develop both defensive and offensive high-speed maneuvering arms, according to a new Air Force study.

The People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation are already flight-testing high-speed maneuvering weapons (HSMWs) that may endanger both forward deployed U.S. forces and even the continental United States itself,” an executive summary of the report says.

These weapons appear to operate in regimes of speed and altitude, with maneuverability that could frustrate existing missile defense constructs and weapon capabilities.”

Hillary Clinton, her State Department, the Clinton Foundation, Bill Clinton did much to make Skolkovo possible — did much to activate what was, according to the Army report, “arguably” a massive “clandestine industial espionage” operation. Not that any of this is in the past. This plain-sight-“research”-cum-collusion with the Russian government goes on, and goes on unchecked — and despite the Obama administration’s supposedly hard-as-nails, cold-as-ice, tough-on-Russia finish.

The Army report continues:

Implicit in Russia’s development of Skolkovo is a critical question—a question that Russia may be asking itself—why bother spying on foreign companies and government laboratories if they will voluntarily hand over all the expertise Russia seeks? Since multinational institutions hire talent worldwide and seek access to foreign markets without regard for national interest, only the U.S. government would be in a position to persuade them to scale back their commitments in Skolkovo if U.S. relations with Russia continue to deteriorate.

However, given the global dimensions of Skolkovo’s technology transfer program, it is not clear how much leverage U.S. industry has. Therefore, the key issue for U.S. policymakers is balancing the benefits of constructive technological engagement with Russia against the risks that Russia could leverage transferred scientific knowledge to modernize and strengthen its military.

<Source>

The corrupt Clintons…

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As secretary of State, Hillary Clinton worked with Russian leaders, including Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then-President Dmitri Medvedev, to create U.S. technology partnerships with Moscow’s version of Silicon Valley, a sprawling high-tech campus known as Skolkovo.

Clinton’s handprint was everywhere on the 2009-2010 project, the tip of a diplomatic spear to reboot U.S.-Russian relations after years of hostility prompted by Vladimir Putin’s military action against the former Soviet republic and now U.S. ally Georgia.

The collaboration occurred at the exact same time Bill Clinton made his now infamous trip to Russia to pick up a jaw-dropping $500,000 check for a single speech.

The former president’s trip secretly raised eyebrows inside his wife’s State Department, internal emails show.

That’s because he asked permission to meet Vekselberg, the head of Skolkovo, and Arkady Dvorkovich, a senior official of Rosatom, the Russian nuclear giant seeking State’s permission to buy Uranium One, a Canadian company with massive U.S. uranium reserves.

Years later, intelligence documents show, both the Skolkovo and Uranium One projects raised serious security concerns.

In 2013, the U.S. military’s leading intelligence think tank in Europe sounded alarm that the Skolkovo project might be a front for economic and military espionage. <Source>

Do we have the technology? Yes, but do we have the political will to develop these weapons and expand our nuclear capabilities?

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Consider the super-secret XB-37 mini-space shuttle, which has a robotic arm, capacious cargo bay and can stay in low-Earth orbit for up to two years or more.

Our current defensive systems cannot handle North Korea's steerable MIRVs, and our intercept capability can be easily overwhelmed and confused by multiple dummy missile launches without warheads. Even a successful intercept might result in an EMP pulse that destroys a wide path of electrical infrastructure and returns us to the beginning of the industrial revolution.

We need to beef up our nuclear arsenal and return to the precepts of the Strategic Air Command where "Peace is Our Profession" and mistakes are not a forgivable option.

The cover-up continues…

Why are the progressive communist democrats attempting to revive the Trump/Russia hoax? Kicked off with an interview of Christopher Steele, a paid dishonest Democrat operative/ foreign spy by Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos.  Could it be that they need to get in front of the Durham report? The disclosure that the Clintons have engaged in espionage for profit.

Bottom line…

There is a reason why the Democrats needed to subvert our premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies – avoiding charges of treason!

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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



ANOTHER BLACK COMMUNIST IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Once again, the progressive communist democrats who govern the County of Los Angeles fail to prioritize attention and resources towards significant public safety issues, the homeless, the mentally ill, and the decaying, crumbling infrastructure in desperate need of repair, replacement, or build-out—diverting time, effort, and funding towards “arts” programs which often serve as vehicles for Marxist community organizing and indoctrination efforts.

The name changes, the grift stays the same…

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So, it should come as no surprise that a racist who sees everything through the prism of race, Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, has appointed a domestic terrorist, racist, anti-white, anti-America, anti-Semitic communist, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, as a commissioner with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

According to a Mitchell press release:

“Art is a powerful tool in helping to connect, envision and create a better world. Patrisse has demonstrated her understanding of this and has experience using various mediums of art and community engagement to inspire and create change. Patrisse shares my commitment to equity and justice and will use her creativity to make arts and culture more accessible for residents throughout the Second District.”

“I am invested and committed to weaving community solidarity in the Second District, and more broadly in Los Angeles County, through art and culture,” said Patrisse Cullors. “We can create meaningful change by investing in our imaginations and collective skills, give dollars towards beautifying our communities with art that is for us and by us, and continue to educate and amplify what justice can look at if we first invest in ourselves. All of these areas of work are areas that the Department of Arts and Culture is also committed to, and I am very excited to join this collaboration as an Arts Commissioner.”

The Second District has a rich history of combining art and advocacy with communities spanning from Leimert Park, Compton to Koreatown that are home to artists and cultural movements that have a global influence. There are over 107 arts organizations that primarily serve Second District residents and are using a wide range of artistic mediums to address key social justice challenges that include: anti-recidivism, healing trauma, and dismantling systemic racism.

To which Cullors responded,

I truly believe Black creatives are the backbone of our society and community.  We are often under represented and under resourced. But I plan on advocating for the full support of Black creatives across my beautiful-ass city! I’m thrilled to continue to weave my roles as artist and organizer, where I can continue to support Black creatives. I have a ton of to-do’s on my list. I won’t share them now. Just stay put and watch as they unfold."

It sounds like using art as a rationale for creating and distributing Marxist propaganda to minority voter segments necessary for the progressive communist democrat coalitions that are needed for the Democrats to remain in power and to advance their communist agenda.

Bottom line…

“Whoever controls the media controls the popular culture and whoever controls the popular culture controls the politics” appears to be a valid observation.

What happened to the millions of dollars donated to Black Lives Matter, an openly communist organizing effort header by queer black racists who hate America, by the media moguls and tech tyrants?

According to the Associated Press, “Black Lives Matter Global Network brought in $90 million in donations last year, but the group says that it had paid Cullors only $120,000 since the organization’s inception in 2013 and that she did not receive any compensation after 2019.”

So, where did Cullors, as community organizers, get millions to purchase expensive properties in the white enclaves of Los Angeles?

This is how we lose our nation to the progressive communist democrats – one small slice at a time.

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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



COLIN POWELL, REST IN PEACE KNOWING YOU DID CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER

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I have to admit, I was a huge Colin Powell fan and believed he was an honest and honorable man -- even suitable as a presidential candidate. (I still have my Colin Powell for President button.)

But something changed; this straight-up conservative turned toward the dark side with his support for progressive communist Democrats like former President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. One is an ideological un-American communist; the other is a thoroughly corrupt power-hungry communist willing to sell out the United States for the proverbial thirty pieces of silver.

Whether it was the abuse suffered at the hands of Republicans like Vice President Dick Cheney, the Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, the lack of support from George Bush, or the pressure to support Barack Obama on racial grounds that turned him against the Republican Party, it makes little difference now.

He was a serious man of achievement with commonsense. Plus, he spoke Yiddish and was a great friend of Israel.

In any event, I am sad to see that he has passed from the complications of Covid-19.

Condolences to the family.

-- 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



WE CANNOT TRUST THE DEMOCRATS ON NATIONAL DEFENSE

It has long been my contention that the Democrats are both incapable and unwilling to defend the safety and security of the United States of America and all Americans. Demonstrably so since the progressive communist democrats have aggressively and deeply politicized the leadership of our premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

Why are we encountering so many intelligence and law enforcement failures on the Democrat’s watch?

ANTI-AMERICA

How likely are the U.S. intelligence agencies going to get the nuclearization of Iran wrong -- either accidentally or deliberately?

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China tests new space capability with hypersonic missile

China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August that circled the globe before speeding towards its target, demonstrating an advanced space capability that caught US intelligence by surprise.

Five people familiar with the test said the Chinese military launched a rocket that carried a hypersonic glide vehicle which flew through low-orbit space before cruising down towards its target.

The missile missed its target by about two-dozen miles, according to three people briefed on the intelligence. But two said the test showed that China had made astounding progress on hypersonic weapons and was far more advanced than US officials realized.

The test has raised new questions about why the US often underestimated China’s military modernization.

“We have no idea how they did this,” said a fourth person. <Source>

Considering the deep influence the Communist Chinese have with the Biden Administration and many members of Congress, troubling questions are arising at astonishing speed. Legitimate inquiries, branded as conspiracy theories by the progressive communist democrats and their media propagandists and censors, appear to have a basis in fact – sometimes more dangerous and damaging than previously portrayed.

Some important questions:

  • Why is our government so eager to adopt the public-private control of businesses model and the surveillance and social scoring of Communist China?
  • Why do we allow entry to universities and research labs to foreign individuals without adequate vetting? And treat spies with less regard than the punishment of Jonathan Pollard?
  • Why are we funding dual-use research that has led to Communist Chinese bio-weapons? Is it possible that the vaccine makes individuals vulnerable to a second lethal strike by nations with population issues – especially those sponsored by the Communist China-infiltrated de-industrialization/de-growth environmental movement?
  • Why are we still failing to hold Communist China accountable for the social and economic havoc wreaked by China’s failure to provide timely information about the original virus outbreak  and the criminal act of seeding the virus around the world to “level the battlefield?”
  • Are the intelligence and law enforcement agencies becoming increasingly inept under politicized leadership; concentrating on race-based domestic issues and the suppression of domestic dissent? Is this by the design of those Democrats who believe America to be a source of evil in this world as taught (indoctrinated) by the communists?

But the most important question of all…

Why does the United States exempt elected officials and their staffs from the same type of intensive background security clearance procedure that we routinely require of others before access to classified information?

Would such checks have revealed that Senior House Intelligence Committee member Diane Feinstein employed a Chinese spy for nearly twenty years – and when discovered, was allowed to retire with a government pension? Would such checks have revealed that Eric Swalwell, who now serves on the House Intelligence Committee, consorted with a Chinese spy linked to other politicians? Would such checks preclude politicians with familial dealings with hostile foreign governments from holding positions with access to classified information?

Should the Securities and Exchange Commission use the Department of Justice to prosecute elected or appointed officials, and their staff for insider trading on non-public knowledge using the same “Martha Stewart” rules that apply to the private sector?

Bottom line…

President Barack Obama was surrounded by communists, as was Hillary Clinton, and is Joe Biden. How can our enemies be gaining ground in our government and key private sector infrastructure? The biblical “thirty pieces of silver? (Matthew 26:15 – “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?”)

To say a majority of America has lost faith in government, institutions, and leadership is an understatement. Unless we start seeing the Democrat Party, no longer the traditional  Democrat Party with some semblance of patriotism, as the enemy, we will continue to be royally 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



A BILLIONAIRE’S COUNTERMEASURE TO POLITICAL CORRUPTION IN CALIFORNIA

Imagine, if you will, a well-educated, well-accomplished, unapologetic free-market billionaire capitalist willing to invest his time, energy, and money in helping curb corruption in California...

timPhotoMeet Tim Draper, a prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist and a proponent of the type of entrepreneurial spirit that moves the world into the future. With a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, Draper is smart, focused, and civic-minded. Ready to take on political corruption in California by creating and endorsing a constitutional amendment to eliminate public employee unions in California. If enough signatures are gathered, the initiative will appear on November 8, 2022.

Public employee unions have legitimized political corruption and created the circumstances that are rapidly pushing California toward insolvency. Eliminating those sweetheart contracts between the State of California and the unions who have hand-picked and supported corrupt politicians who allegedly represent their constituency. Eliminating contract provisions making it nearly impossible to reduce the size of a bloated government bureaucracy and to fire incompetent employees, even those who have committed illegal acts. Ensuring that the best state employees earn no more than incompetent employees with the same level of seniority. Guaranteeing these same incompetent employees lifetime benefits, including medical coverage, paid by the taxpayer long after the employee takes early retirement with special contractual provisions that skew actuarial calculations. Not to mention outrageous overtime compensation that appears to be artificially created and inflated.

Public employee unions that ensure government-funded projects will be substandard, over-budget, and delivered late. Public employee unions that support billion-dollar union make-work projects like California’s alleged high-speed rail, which is not high speed, goes nowhere, will never be cost-effective, and will never provide real value to the majority of California residents unless the progressive communist Democrats who control California’s government ban personal transportation and mandate the use of public transit.

Public employee unions that believe your hard-earned money is theirs to spend, primarily to buy political influence with the special interests who fund their campaigns, run the political machinery, and get out the vote that ensures their cushy positions, perks, and privileges. Unions who believe they can kill competing programs like charter schools that would improve our failing educational system that creates functional illiterates no matter the funding level. Unions that ignore parental rights and allow life-threatening medical procedures to be performed on our children without parental knowledge or consent. Making parents responsible for bills that cannot be substantiated or negotiated because of state secrecy requirements.

Public employee unions that demand defined benefit pensions rather than the defined contribution pensions that exist in the private sector.

There is no doubt in my mind that public employee unions have turned toxic and that employee rights can be adequately protected by scores of employment attorneys eager to sue the State of California.

The proposed initiative, still subject to modification, would amend Article VII of the state constitution by adding …

Initiative #20-0008 filed on August 9, 2021, by Timothy Draper

INITIATIVE MEASURE TO BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE VOTERS

SECTION 1. STATEMENT OF FINDINGS AND DECLARATION OF PURPOSE

(a) Most public employees are protected in their jobs under California's civil service law. Civil service laws protect public employees by ensuring that hiring and promotion is based on merit. Such laws also provide public employees important due process protections in connection with suspension and termination. These laws do not apply to employment in the private sector.

(b) After the Legislature authorized collective bargaining by public employee unions, public employment costs have exploded, including taxpayer funded pensions and lifetime health benefits not enjoyed by employees in the private sector. Worse yet, some public employee unions have used their money and power to protect bad employees engaged in unspeakable misconduct and others who have completely failed at their jobs.

(c) Therefore, the people hereby amend their Constitution to put an end to this abuse and financial catastrophe.

SECTION 2. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

Sec. 1.5(a) No public employee shall have the right to form, join, or participate in the activities of a public employee labor organization for the purpose of representing said employees on matters of employer-employee relations.

(b) For purposes of this section:

(1) “Public employee” means any employee of the State and any of its political subdivisions including, but not limited to, counties, cities, charter counties, charter cities, charter city and counties, school districts, the University of California, special districts, boards, commissions, and agencies of the State or any political subdivision.

(2) “Public employee labor organization” means an organization of any kind, or any agency, employee representation committee, or plan in which public employees participate and which exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of dealing with employer-employee relations, including, but not limited to, wages, rates of pay, benefits, hours of employment, grievances, labor disputes, or conditions of work.

(c) The Legislature or the legislative body employing a public employee may provide a severance payment, not to exceed 12 months of employee pay, to any public employee who desires to terminate their employment within 90 days of the enactment of this section.

[OCS:  Warning: It appears that there might be a windfall loophole for a few employees in a 90-day window of their retirement and who could collect an additional year of salary by resigning before their already vested retirement becomes effective.

Additionally, nothing prevents the State from re-hiring these employees as consultants or adjunct workers – or keeping them from re-applying after they collect their severance payment?]

SECTION 3. GENERAL PROVISIONS

(a) If any provision of this section, or any part thereof, is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional, the remaining provisions shall not be affected, but shall remain in full force and effect, and to this end the provisions of this act are severable.

(b) This section is not intended to interfere or extinguish any memorandum of understanding or collective bargaining agreement between a public employee organization and an employer existing at the time of the enactment of this section. Upon enactment of this section, no new, extended, or amended memorandum of understanding or collective bargaining agreement shall be valid or enforceable. <Source>

To qualify this Amendment initiative for the November 8, 2022 ballot, 997,139 valid signatures are required 131 days before the general election. (Estimated Date: June 30, 2022). Because political signature verifications shenanigans may occur, the signatures need to be filed early to permit protests and other legal actions.

Bottom line…

It used to be said that public employees received better future benefits for accepting current pay below that available in the private sector. This has not been true for decades.

It is unlikely that any ballot measure will cure political corruption because of dark-money political action committees and other clever legal ploys. But it will certainly reduce operational costs of government, improve efficiencies, and curtail the mandatory stream of cash that funds the Democrat Party with their increasing progressive communist authoritarian government agenda.

Prepare for major union pushback with overwhelming funding from all of the national unions. Another windfall for the media in economic distress.

Let us all wish Tim Draper well as we await further details of his ballot initiative.

Until then, Californians 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



IN TIMES OF NATIONAL CRISIS, THE PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS PRIORITIZE THEIR GAY SPOUSES OVER THE WELFARE OF AMERICANS

PB-AENWhat was worse than Joe Biden apologizing for mispronouncing the name of the Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach, Mario Cordero, at a press conference on clearing the container shipping backlog at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, was what wasn’t said…

(1)  The man – and I use the term loosely – who stands between the President of the United States and the Department of Transportation, the openly-gay communist Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, has been on paid maternity leave for the past two months, helping his husband care for their adopted children. We are in a global transportation crisis, and the man whose leadership is critical to our economy and our general welfare is deliberately missing from the chain of command.

It probably doesn’t matter because both the cognitively-impaired Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg collectively know little about supply chain logistics and limit their expertise to pathetic progressive propaganda press conferences.

And let's be real, neither one of these "fathers" went through months of crazy hormonal-driven behavior and post-partum depression. I cannot imagine men of the greatest generation demanding to sit home on paid leave as if the world revolved around their "needs."

(2)  Much of the port’s problems stems from the progressive communist democrats – with the docks being controlled by the unions who routinely resist automation and labor-saving devices and non-natural gas trucks being banned from the port area to satisfy the communist-infiltrated environmentalists.

(3)  It is likely that the massive coastal oil spill, which the commies are using to attempt to kill offshore oil operations, was actually cased by a ship anchor that cut and displaced the pipeline.

Bottom lines…

The days when our national leaders were willing to sacrifice their home comforts in the national interests are long gone. What if Buttigieg had been Secretary of Defense?

We are so screwed.

-- steve

P.S. Call me what you will, but the sacrament of marriage is between a consenting man (the husband) and a woman (the wife). To attempt the normalization of the non-traditional marriage with mislabeling labels is little more than a communist attempt to disrupt and destroy the nuclear family.


“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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



NOT AT MERRICK GARLAND'S DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

GARLAND

Say what you may about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell-- we should all be grateful that the Senate did not confirm then-Judge Merrick Garland as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Garland, as the Attorney General of the United States, has proven himself to be a corrupt, incompetent, hyper-partisan bufoon.

(1)  Garland would prefer to characterize parents who vocally and passionately challenge local school boards as potential domestic terrorists and to mobilize the Department of Justice and FBI resources to deal with this distressing matter. Yes, distressing to the progressive communist democrats on school boards who ignore parental rights to allow life-threatening medical intervention on children without their parent’s knowledge or consent. School boards that want to declare every student to be an oppressor or oppressed based on color and sexual preferences. School boards that ignoring failing schools that are turning out functional illiterates but agonize over allowing boys in girls’ bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports. School boards that are altering textbooks, revising history, and openly ignoring American values to teach communism.

fbi-clouseu(2)  It seems Garland is hellbent on pursuing every last person who wandered innocently around the Capitol Complex on January 6, 2021, than prosecuting the actual Antifa and Black Lives Matter domestic terrorists who murdered people and caused over $2 BILLION worth of property damage across the United States-- seemingly with the tacit approval of the progressive communist democrats while dismissing and minimizing actual government-related corruption and criminality.

Why hasn’t the Department of Justice demanded that a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate the numerous crimes of the Biden crime family, including the “Big Guy” himself,  based on the solid evidence contained in Hunter Biden’s laptop? It seems that the DOJ has no problem pursuing President Trump on verifiably false information that can be traced directly to the Obama White House, the Democratic National Committee, and the Hillary Clinton campaign.

(3)  Where is the DOJ pushback on restoring the full pension of the former Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who repeatedly leaked information to the press and repeatedly lied to FBI internal investigators, a crime that the FBI uses to trap and punish their political enemies, and who was fired by the then-Attorney General, Jeff Sessions?

McCabe sued the DOJ and, no surprise here, “won” his case with little or no pushback from prosecutors. The verdict, which will not be appealed, restored his full pension, approximately $200,00 in back pension pay., expungement of his firing from his FBI file, and as icing on the cake, retirement cufflinks awarded by the department.

His lawyers will get in taxpayer money for legal fees. He also gets to keep the $566,836 he made off his GoFundMe legal defense page – endlessly flogged by MSNBC’s progressive communist democrat propagandist, Rachel Madcow.

Where was the investigation of the $467,500 that came from Hillary Clinton’s bagman, Terry McAuliffe’s political action committee, and donated to McCabe’s wife’s Senate campaign? An astounding amount for a first-time candidate.

(4)  Where is the investigation of the Capitol Police Department under the auspices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer?

It appears that the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, now headed by Kristen Clarke, an openly anti-white racist, is quick to jump into police use of force cases resulting in death – no matter if the decedent was a criminal or engaged in criminal conduct.

So where is the investigation of the killing of Ashli Babbitt, the Capitol protester who was killed by an incompetent Capitol Police Officer, Lt. Michael Byrd, while Armed police officers surrounded Babbitt? Why the secrecy? The shooter’s identity was kept secret by Congress and federal and local authorities for eight months. Why the cover-up of what appears to be culpable negligence on the part of Byrd?

Worse, why is the DOJ refusing to release all of the videos of the January 6th incident – and who were those men, dressed all in black, roaming the halls without challenges from other officers? Was the FBI involved – as they are in the majority of terrorist entrapment cases?

Bottom line…

We are so screwed when we can no longer trust our premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies and government institutions.

-- 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



THE FACE OF DEMOCRAT POLITICAL CORRUPTION

Once again, progressive communist democrats use their positions and our money to personally and professionally profit from the system – at your expense…

BUSINESS-AS-USUAL

From the indictment: "As a public official employed by the County, defendant RIDLEY-THOMAS owed a fiduciary duty to the citizens of the County to perform the duties and responsibilities of his office free from bias, conflicts of interest, self-enrichment, self-dealing, concealment, deceit, fraud, kickbacks, and bribery." 

LAT-HDR

L.A. Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas and ex-USC dean indicted on bribery charges

Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas was indicted Wednesday on federal charges that he took bribes from a USC dean in exchange for directing millions of dollars in public funding to the university when he was on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.

Ridley-Thomas is accused of conspiring with Marilyn Louise Flynn, who at the time was dean of USC’s School of Social Work, to steer county money to the university in return for admitting his son Sebastian into the graduate school with a full-tuition scholarship and a paid professorship.

Ridley-Thomas, 66, one of the most powerful figures in Los Angeles politics, is the third L.A. City Council member to face federal corruption charges over the last two years. In a 20-count indictment, he and Flynn face charges of conspiracy, bribery and mail and wire fraud. <Source>

I guess they didn’t want to pay their “fair share” of taxes…

LAT-HDR

Top California labor official and husband accused of grand theft, embezzlement and tax evasion

The California attorney general’s office has filed felony charges against the executive director of the state’s largest labor union, alleging that an investigation into possible campaign finance violations revealed that Alma Hernández and her husband underreported their income by more than $1.4 million to evade taxes.

seiu-logoHernández resigned as executive director of the Service Employees International Union California State Council, ending her 11-year tenure leading the 700,000-member organization’s advocacy work at the state Capitol, where it’s considered one of the most powerful forces in politics.

“Working people deserve leaders they can depend on to help them achieve these goals at the bargaining table and through political advocacy, but also leaders they can trust,” Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta said. “When there is reason to believe trust has been broken and crimes have been committed, we have an ethical duty to investigate — we owe that to the people of California.” <Source>

Bottom line…

What is it about politicians who believe they are above the law and entitled to steal from the public?

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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS