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NUNES: IS TRUMP TRYING TO BUY CONSERVATIVE CREDIBILITY?

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Devin Nunes bails on his soon-to-be gerrymandered district…

It has been my privilege to serve the people of California’s San Joaquin Valley for nineteen years in the U.S. House of Representatives. During this time, I fought hard in Washington for the interests and values of Valley families and to help my constituents resolve any problems they may have with a federal government agency.

Recently, I was presented with a new opportunity to fight for the most important issues I believe in. I’m writing to let you know I’ve decided to pursue this opportunity, and therefore I will be leaving the House of Representatives at the end of 2021. I will deeply miss being your congressman.

I can’t help wondering why a patriot like Devin Nunes, a man who stood up against the Democrats and the mainstream media to reveal the truth about the various Trump-related hoaxes, would join a Trump enterprise as the Chief Executive Officer?

Especially since Nunes is aware that one, Trump has a pattern and practice of denigrating and dumping anyone who receives more media attention than Trump or is the de facto face of any Trump-related fiasco; and two, has no filter when dealing with dodgy characters who promise to be useful at the moment.

I can only think that the investors behind the scenes may have demanded a less volatile individual at the helm of what may become a major media enterprise.

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Congressman Devin G. Nunes, Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, to Join Trump Media & Technology Group as Chief Executive Officer

PALM BEACH, FL – December 6, 2021 –  Trump Media & Technology Group (‘TMTG’) today announced that Congressman Devin G. Nunes has been selected to join the Company as Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Nunes is currently a sitting U.S. House Representative, representing California’s 22nd congressional district, and formerly the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee. Mr. Nunes will be leaving the U.S. House of Representatives and will begin his new role as Chief Executive Officer of TMTG in January 2022.

[OCS: Notice that Nunes is not finishing his term of office but bailing at the end of the year.]

President Donald J. Trump, Chairman of TMTG, commented, “Congressman Devin Nunes is a fighter and a leader. He will make an excellent CEO of TMTG. Devin understands that we must stop the liberal media and Big Tech from destroying the freedoms that make America great. America is ready for TRUTH Social and the end to censorship and political discrimination.”

Congressman Devin Nunes added, “The time has come to reopen the Internet and allow for the free flow of ideas and expression without censorship. The United States of America made the dream of the Internet a reality and it will be an American company that restores the dream. I’m humbled and honored President Trump has asked me to lead the mission and the world class team that will deliver on this promise.”

Since 2003, Mr. Nunes has served in the U.S. House of Representatives, currently serving California’s 22nd district. As Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee (2015-2019), Mr. Nunes worked on important matters related to U.S. security including cybersecurity and information technology. Mr. Nunes is also a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient.

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Bottom line…

One can only hope that Nunes is more than the public face of the enterprise and that Trump’s family and friends are not given executive positions where they can promote themselves and their private interests.

I wonder if the next to join TMTG will be another patriot, Kash Patel, who stood with Nunes in his fight against the progressive communist democrats.

As for any small investor, consider that the stock structure may be similar to other entities that ensure that their founders and funders remain in control no matter if the public may have a majority of the common stock.

Like the Better Business Bureau suggests, “Investigate BEFORE you invest.”

-- 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



BIDEN: THE BEST DEFENCE AGAINST CORRUPTION CHARGES IS A GOOD OFFENSE

Am I the only one that finds it supremely ironic that the Biden Administration has announced an anti-crime initiative? Especially one that appears to be specifically targeted at the foreign purchasers of expensive high-rise apartments in New York? Not so coincidently, the majority of clients of Trump-owned or Trump-branded projects?

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Strategy on Countering Corruption

“Corruption threatens United States national security, economic equity, global anti-poverty and development efforts, and democracy itself.  But by effectively preventing and countering corruption and demonstrating the advantages of transparent and accountable governance, we can secure a critical advantage for the United States and other democracies.”

President Joe Biden
June 3, 2021

Corruption is a cancer within the body of societies—a disease that eats at public trust and the ability of governments to deliver for their citizens.

The deleterious effects of corruption impact nearly all aspects of society. It exacerbates social, political, and economic inequality and polarization; impedes the ability of states to respond to public health crises or to deliver quality education; degrades the business environment and economic opportunity; drives conflict; and undermines faith in government.

Those that abuse positions of power for private gain steal not just material wealth, but human dignity and welfare.

[OCS: A bold, shameless truth uttered by totally corrupt individuals who have done more to damage our Constitution, our nation, racial acceptance, and our culture of American exceptionalism than at any other time in our history.]

Recognizing corruption’s ability to corrode democracy, on June 3, 2021, President Biden established the fight against corruption as a core U.S. national security interest.

[OCS: President Biden, himself, his family, and his Democrat Party are the most prominent example of personal and political corruption.]

Accordingly, he directed his national security team to lead the creation of a comprehensive strategy that, when implemented, would improve the U.S. Government’s ability to prevent corruption, more effectively combat illicit finance, better hold corrupt actors accountable, and strengthen the capacity of activists, investigative journalists, and others on the front lines of exposing corrupt acts.

[OCS: Would this be the same national security team that ignores the fact that Biden is a walking vegetable controlled by Obama-era apparatchiks – and who were complicit in attempting to overthrow a sitting President of the United States? The Yalies and Harvard elite? The associates of the corrupt Brookings Institution?]

Today, in line with the President’s direction, the Biden-Harris Administration is releasing the first-ever United States Strategy on Countering Corruption. The Strategy outlines a whole-of-government approach to elevating the fight against corruption. It places particular emphasis on better understanding and responding to the threat’s transnational dimensions, including by taking additional steps to reduce the ability of corrupt actors to use the U.S. and international financial systems to hide assets and launder the proceeds of corrupt acts. 

[OCS: What about those corrupt actors who hide in plain sight, selling access to high-ranking government officials in return for “consulting fees,” or perhaps, the purchase of amateur artwork for outrageous sums of money?

What about those acting as agents of a foreign government and failing to register as foreign agents? Or those who are allowed to register retroactively after they are caught?]

To guide implementation, the Strategy organizes U.S. Government efforts to fight corruption under five mutually-reinforcing pillars:

Modernizing, coordinating, and resourcing U.S. Government efforts to fight corruption: While the United States has long been a leader in the global fight against corruption, addressing the threat as a national security imperative requires an updated approach. This will include:

  • Better understanding and responding to the transnational dimensions of corruption, including by prioritizing intelligence collection and analysis on corrupt actors and their networks.
  • Elevating anti-corruption work as a cross-cutting priority in key departments and agencies across the federal government, including through coordinating bodies at the Departments of State, Treasury, and Commerce, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
  • Increasing law enforcement resources and bolstering information sharing between the intelligence community and law enforcement.

Curbing illicit finance: Corrupt actors and their facilitators rely on vulnerabilities in the United States and international financial systems to obscure ownership of assets and launder the proceeds of their illicit activities.  As the world’s largest economy, the United States bears responsibility to address gaps in our own regulatory system and work with our allies and partners to do the same.  This means addressing deficiencies, including by:

  • Issuing beneficial ownership transparency regulations that help identify bad actors hiding behind opaque corporate structures.
  • Enacting first-of-their-kind regulations that target those closest to real estate transactions to reveal when real estate is used to hide ill-gotten cash or to launder criminal proceeds.
  • Working with the Congress and within existing regulations to make it harder for certain gatekeepers to the financial system – including lawyers, accountants, and trust and company service providers – to evade scrutiny.
  • Working with partner countries through multilateral fora, diplomatic engagement, law enforcement cooperation, and capacity building to strengthen their anti-money laundering regimes to bring greater transparency to the international financial system.

[OCS: For those who lack an understanding of residential real estate development, especially New York high-rise mixed development projects, this initiative appears to be designed to target former President Trump and the sale of multi-million dollar or multiple expensive high-rise apartments to foreign individuals hiding behind corporations, trusts, and offshore accounts. Full well-knowing that the way to cripple a real estate developer is to cripple their cash flow.]

Holding Corrupt Actors Accountable: While the U.S. Government shores up regulatory gaps and works with partners and allies to do the same, we will also hold accountable those who choose to engage in corruption, including by:

  • Elevating diplomatic and development efforts to support, defend, and protect civil society and media actors, including investigative journalists who expose corruption.

[OCS: I must ask, is this code to protect the liars and leakers in the government and their complicit co-conspirators from being held accountable for illegally-obtained classified information, protected grand jury information, or for false and defamatory information?]

  • Launching a new initiative to engage partner countries on detecting and disrupting foreign bribery.
  • Establishing a kleptocracy asset recovery rewards program that will enhance the U.S. Government’s ability to identify and recover stolen assets linked to foreign government corruption that are held at U.S. financial institutions.
  • Working with the private sector to improve the international business climate by encouraging the adoption and enforcement of anti-corruption compliance programs by U.S. and international companies.

[OCS: I would assume that, except for prosecutorial discretion, assets held by the Clintons, Obamas, and Bidens might meet the criteria for asset forfeiture.]

Preserving and strengthening the multilateral anti-corruption architecture: The U.S. Government is committed to strengthening the international anti-corruption architecture, which includes multilateral initiatives, commitments, and standards that push countries to make real improvements in countering corruption.  The United States will continue to preserve and strengthen this vital architecture, including by:

  • Working with the G7 and G20 to implement strong transparency and anti-corruption measures across ministerial tracks.
  • Building and expanding accountable, effective, and resilient security institutions to target corruption in finance, acquisition, and human resources functions.
  • Reinvigorating U.S. participation across a number of initiatives, including the Open Government Partnership and Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

Improving diplomatic engagement and leveraging foreign assistance resources to achieve anti-corruption policy goals: Diplomatic engagement and foreign assistance, including security assistance, are vital to the United States’ efforts to counter corruption.  Taken together, these efforts can bolster partner governments’ capacity and will to counter corruption, and support civil society and others engaged in advocacy and action.  To safeguard assistance dollars from inadvertently supporting corrupt actors, the United States will improve its risk management processes and better understand local political, economic, and social dynamics.  The United States will therefore expand and enhance its efforts, including by:

  • Elevating anti-corruption work as a priority within its diplomatic efforts.  
  • Reviewing and re-evaluating criteria for government-to-government assistance, including around transparency and accountability.
  • Expanding anti-corruption focused U.S. assistance, and monitoring the efficacy of this assistance.
  • Building additional flexibility into anti-corruption initiatives and broader assistance efforts to respond to unexpected situations worldwide.
  • Bolstering public sector anti-corruption capacity and support, including to independent audit and oversight institutions.

The United States Strategy on Countering Corruption marks a new chapter in the United States’ efforts to curb corruption’s harmful effects.  As accountability is vital, Federal departments and agencies will report annually to the President on progress made against the Strategy’s objectives.

[OCS: I call bullshit!]

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Bottom line…

“We the People” are entitled to leaders who uphold their oath of office, maintain their fidelity to the U.S. Constitution, and generally act with honesty, integrity, and transparency. As a constitutionally-protected entity, we are also entitled to a press willing to disclose government wrongdoing and speak truth to power.

Having corrupted the nation’s premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies to conceal the criminal activities of Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration and to ignore the blatant shakedowns and quid pro quo dealings of the Biden family, I find it supremely ironic that the progressive communist democrats would launch a public anti-corruption initiative.

However, what makes this shameless attempt to further divert the American public from the truth and to continue delaying the prosecution of crimes beyond the statute of limitations, is the compliance of the mainstream and social media. Both corporatized media acting as propagandists for the progressive communist democrats to conceal, cancel, or censor the news, which would reveal the Democrats as a clear and present danger to the United States of America and its lawful citizens.

We are so screwed is an understatement at this point in our history.

-- 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



REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR -- DECEMBER 7, 1941

Dedicated to all of the military members and support staff who gave their lives to protect the United States of America from our enemies on December 7, 1941, and who stand watch over America in this time of political division and turbulence.

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My Father (24th Infantry “the First to Fight Division,” 63rd Field Artillery Battalion, Battery C; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii -- Saturday, December 6th, 1941) 
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Re-read the speech given by Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 8, 1941 …

Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with the government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.

Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleagues delivered to the Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

This morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As commander in chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.

Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us.

No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces - with the unbounding determination of our people - we will gain the inevitable triumph - so help us God.

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, Dec. 7, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.

Bottom line …

We are living in treacherous times, coexisting with a Communist Chinese Party-created global pandemic that is threatening hundreds of thousands of American lives and faced with a divided nation polarized by corrupt politicians pursuing their own personal and political agenda.

Our enemies, both foreign and domestic, are using our own Constitution and laws against us.

Our military faces asymmetrical threats – guerilla forces that do not wear uniforms, hides among women and children, and think nothing of using medical and religious buildings to shield their nefarious activities. And should we fire back, we are roundly condemned in the media for the loss of “civilian” life and the destruction of “religious” or “medical” institutions. Our leadership is cowed by a malignant mainstream media and we are about to inaugurate a clueless Commander-in-Chief that appears to want a nuclear Iran.

Our leaders are cowardly and feckless – watching American cities burn and the lives of innocent citizens destroyed – while the order law enforcement to “stand down” while attempting to de-fund the police.

Our military leaders are more interested in racial politics and rooting our alleged white supremacy than preparing for conflicts with China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea.

We are approaching a tipping point when we must make a decision. To fight for the America of those who went before us or to become a Marxist paradise like Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela.

My parents – both patriotic democrats – would not recognize our country or the Democrat Party.

Do not dishonor those who died and who will die fighting for an America we know and love. Start thinking about what you can do to change the leadership in Washington, your state, and your communities. If we do not, once again, unite against a common enemy, we are doomed.

Let us not forget the passing of Bob Dole, a true war hero grievously injured and who almost died. Going on to serve his nation. This is what a real hero looks like! RIP. 

-- 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