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MISDIRECTION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

It appears that the Biden Administration is attempting to distract the American public from the ravages of increasing inflation, including the shortage of goods and upward spiraling prices, by threatening to prosecute “profiteers.”

Much of the Biden Administration’s rhetoric is Kabuki Theater prior to an election that is meant to misdirect the public’s attention away from the massive domestic and foreign policy failures caused by their ignorant progressive communist democrat agenda.

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Initiative Puts Business Community on Notice that the Antitrust Division is Looking Out for Companies that Would Exploit Supply Chain Disruptions to Engage in Anticompetitive Conduct 

In the wake of persistent price increases initially stemming from supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Antitrust Division and the FBI announced an initiative today to deter, detect and prosecute those who would exploit supply chain disruptions to engage in collusive conduct. 

“Temporary supply chain disruptions should not be allowed to conceal illegal conduct,” said Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division. “The Antitrust Division will not allow companies to collude in order to overcharge consumers under the guise of supply chain disruptions.”

“The lingering challenge of supply chain disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic has created an opportunity for criminals to fix prices and overcharge customers,” said Assistant Director Luis Quesada of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. “The FBI and our law enforcement partners will continue to collaborate and investigate schemes that violate our antitrust laws and stifle our economic recovery.”

As part of the initiative, the Antitrust Division is prioritizing any existing investigations where competitors may be exploiting supply chain disruptions for illicit profit and is undertaking measures to proactively investigate collusion in industries particularly affected by supply disruptions. The Antitrust Division has also formed a working group focusing on global supply chain collusion with its global partners, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Canadian Competition Bureau, the New Zealand Commerce Commission and the United Kingdom Competition and Markets Authority. The working group is developing and sharing intelligence, utilizing existing international cooperation tools, to detect and combat collusive schemes.  

The Department of Justice is committed to working closely with the public, the business community and other federal agencies to enforce the antitrust laws for the protection and welfare of the American people

[OCS: Does that include union-monopolized operations, the big technology firms which operate platforms critical to business advertising and sales, and the big financial powerhouses that obtain money at near-zero rates and lend it at exorbitant rates which would have been considered usury in earlier times?]

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What they are not saying…

Much of the supply chain disruptions are not caused by the illicit activities of profiteers. They are the result of:

  • Basic supply and demand economic factors such as government-created inflation where too much gratuitously printed money chase too few goods.
  • Commodity and finished goods price manipulations caused by government tariffs – a tax on domestic consumers to discourage purchasing regulated foreign goods.
  • Rising costs yield rising taxes – which are welcomed by the government without any compensatory tax relief—especially the hidden taxes in utility bills and at the service station pumps.
  • Government policies which restrict or shutter businesses that suddenly are no longer able to function profitably. Consider the decimation of the transportation and hospitality industries or those businesses providing personal services to individuals.
  • Government programs which provide overly generous alternative compensation to those who are incentivized not to work.
  • Government subsidies restrict agricultural production or allow non-market rate price supports.
  • Government programs that demand that billions of gallons of clean water be diverted from agriculture to the ocean to support a worthless garbage fish.
  • Increased shipping traffic caused by disruptions to foreign supply chains which result in companies over-ordering raw materials and finished inventory.
  • Inventory and production problems introduced by disruptions to just-in-time inventory management and production schemes.
  • Increased port handling times caused by arcane and exorbitant union work rules.
  • A lack of trained drivers, especially those who have been fully vaccinated.
  • Legislative restrictions imposed by California’s communist legislature (Assembly Bill 5) which banned independent owner/operator truckers from working even though much of the hauling involved non-union independent owner-operators.
  • Restrictions on the types of vehicles that can enter the port. “The California Department of Motor Vehicles can only register trucks that are in compliance with the Truck and Bus Regulation. The rule calls for the vast majority of trucks, including those that service the ports, to have a 2010 or newer engine by 2023.” By 2035, all vehicles must be electric, even though electric vehicles are inefficient for continuous high-mileage operations.
  • And, let us not forget public policy mandates for certain medications, masks, and other supplies to keep us safe with little or no scientific justification behind the mandate.

Bottom line…

BullshitI much rather see the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation turn inward to clean house of those corrupt and politicized employees that brought about this catastrophe by subverting a presidential election resulting in this unnecessary disruption and devastation to our nation.

I would much rather see the prosecution of corrupt politicians who decimated our energy dependence and substituted unreliable, costly alternatives for cheaper energy.

What we have here is a massive diversion before the mid-term elections and possibly a shakedown to solicit bribes, I mean political contributions, for lobbying and avoidance of prosecutions.

Consider that most of whom the politicians blame for rising prices, like farmers, grocery stores, and energy producers, are low-margin operations – not massive profit centers when all costs and taxes are considered. As for those making a bundle, blame Congress and the tax laws that let mega-corporations off-shore profits and avoid taxes.

Even worse, let us remember all of those settlements where the allegations are neither admitted nor denied – and the consumers and citizens actually bear the cost of any “record” fine.

Remember this when you vote. Elections are not sporting events, the political parties are not teams -- your life and wallet are on the line. No matter what the government says (lies) about inflation or supply chain disruptions, most of them are immune from the day-to-day problems which affect us all, especially with their cushy salaries, perks, privileges, benefits, and no-cut jobs.

We are so screwed when the corruption comes from politicians and their special interest friends who keep them in office.

JUSTICE IS NOT JUSTICE IF IT ONLY APPLIES TO ONE SIDE!

-- 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



DOES BLM SUPPORT AN ATTEMPTED JEWISH MAYORAL ASSASSIN?

The progressive communist democrats in the Obama and Biden Administration have racially divided our nation to the point where Black Lives Matter openly bails out an alleged political assassin who shot at a Jewish Mayoral candidate in Louisville, Kentucky.

Bailed out by BLM, a communist front group…

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BLM chapter spends $100K to bail out Kentucky activist charged with attempted murder

The 21-year-old activist charged with trying to murder a Kentucky mayoral candidate has been released from jail after his $100,000 bond was posted by a bail fund supported by the local Black Lives Matter chapter. Quintez Brown’s cash bond was paid Wednesday afternoon by the Louisville Community Bail Fund, which is an arm of Black Lives Matter Louisville, news station WAVE reported.

Brown, who is accused of firing multiple shots inside the Louisville office of mayoral hopeful Craig Greenberg on Monday, walked free from the Metro Department of Corrections just hours later.

BLM Louisville organizer Chanelle Helm, who co-founded the bail fund, told the outlet that Brown would be safer out of prison — and claimed he was likely suffering from PTSD after two years of social unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this case, we’re dealing with someone that has mental health issues,” Helm said.

Brown, a University of Louisville student who is running as an independent for Louisville’s metro council, has been fitted with an ankle monitor and is being placed on home incarceration ahead of his trial.

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It was deliberate…

Quintez Brown, a self-proclaimed racial justice activist working for “the total liberation and unification of Africa under scientific socialism,” has been charged in shooting Louisville, Kentucky, Mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg’s office, with bullets narrowly missing Greenberg on Monday. On Tuesday, Brown pleaded not guilty to the charges.

“Quintez Brown, 21, was charged with attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment after Greenberg was shot at in his campaign headquarters Monday morning in Butchertown, LMPD spokeswoman Elizabeth Ruoff said late Monday,” the Courier Journal reported.

Gun control advocate…

We are here for common sense gun reform,” Brown said. “If you’re not going to give us that, we’re going to get everyone out here to vote. And, we’re going to vote you out of office and if you want to keep your job give us what not we want but what we need. We need common sense gun reform.”

A potential mass murderer…

Brown, 21, was charged with attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment, the Louisville Metro Police Department said. Brown was booked into the Louisville Metropolitan Department of Corrections about 8:30 p.m., records show. WDRB reporter Travis Ragsdale tweeted, “According to court records, Brown was stopped by police a half mile away from Greenberg’s office. He had a loaded 9mm magazine in his pocket and he was carrying a bag containing a Glock and additional magazines.”

Bottom line…

When it comes to Antifa and Black Lives Matter, public safety be damned. If Quintez Brown is truly mentally-ill, as alleged by his attorney, he needs to be in custody, not walking the streets.

If you haven't noticed, the Democrats are now openly taking over the communist front group, BLM, and control over approximately $60 million in ill-gotten corporate cash. 

Recent filings from the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation have revealed that two close Hillary Clinton associates have taken on key roles within the organization as it continues to suffer a number of blows over its leadership and finances.

According to the Washington Examiner, Democratic lawyer Marc Elias, who previously funded the British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s Trump dossier while he served as Clinton’s campaign general counsel in 2016, now appears to be representing the BLM head organization through his recently formed law firm Elias Law Group.

The New Mexico filing also states that Minyon Moore is a "Board Member" for BLM, with the organization’s California filing listing her as a "Board Member" as well.

Moore was listed as the "Director/President" at Onward Together for the fiscal years of 2017, 2018, and 2019, in documents obtained by the Washington Examiner.
She is listed as a top leader at the Dewey Square Group consulting firm, and has been a longtime associate of the Clintons, including serving as an assistant to President Bill Clinton and as the director of White House political affairs. Afterwards she went on to serve as CEO of the Democratic National Committee.

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign by Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen addresses the pivotal role that Moore played in Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, which included serving on the "Super Six" "executive council" alongside Jake Sullivan, Huma Abedin, John Podesta, Robby Mook, and Jennifer Palmieri.
The book describes Moore as a "close Hillary confidante," noting that she helped Clinton plot her 2016 run "from the start." It also states that both Moore and Elias "set up shop" at the campaign’s Midtown office.

Yeah, that Marc Elias -- the man near the center of the Trump/Russia collusion hoax and the subversion of election integrity in battleground states.

IT APPEARS HILLARY CLINTON HAS A NEW "CLINTON FOUNDATION" NAMED BLM!

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