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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MUSK/TWITTER OFFER

Ignore the noise. All you need to know is contained in the SEC filing... 

AMENDMENT No. 2 to SCHEDULE 13D/A Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Item 4 of the Schedule 13D is amended and restated in its entirety to read as follows:

On April 13, 2022, the Reporting Person delivered a letter to the Issuer (the “Letter”) which contained a non-binding proposal (the “Proposal”) to acquire all of the outstanding Common Stock of the Issuer not owned by the Reporting Person for all cash consideration valuing the Common Stock at $54.20 per share (the “Proposed Transaction”). This represents a 54% premium over the closing price of the Common Stock on January 28, 2022, the trading day before the Reporting Person began investing in the Issuer, and a 38% premium over the closing price of the Common Stock on April 1, 2022, the trading day before the Reporting Person’s investment in the Issuer was publicly announced.

The Proposal is non-binding and, once structured and agreed upon, would be conditioned upon, among other things, the (i) receipt of any required governmental approvals; (ii) confirmatory legal, business, regulatory, accounting and tax due diligence; (iii) the negotiation and execution of definitive agreements providing for the Proposed Transaction; and (iv) completion of anticipated financing.

There can be no assurance that a definitive agreement with respect to the Proposal will be executed or, if executed, whether the transaction will be consummated. There is also no certainty as to whether, or when, the Issuer may respond to the Letter, or as to the time table for execution of any definitive agreement. The Reporting Person reserves the right to withdraw the Proposal or modify the terms at any time including with respect to the amount or form of consideration. The Reporting Person may, directly or indirectly, take such additional steps as he may deem appropriate to further the Proposal.

If the Proposed Transaction is completed, the Common Stock would become eligible for termination of its registration pursuant to Section 12(g)(4) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and would be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange.

The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Letter, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit B and is incorporated herein by reference.

The Reporting Person has engaged Morgan Stanley as its financial advisor.

Neither the Letter nor this Schedule 13D is meant to be, nor should be construed as, an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell any of the Issuer’s securities.

The Reporting Person intends to review his investment in the Issuer on a continuing basis. Depending on the factors discussed herein, the Reporting Person may, from time to time, acquire additional shares of Common Stock and/or retain and/or sell all or a portion of the shares of Issuer common stock held by the Reporting Person in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions, and/or may distribute the Common Stock held by the Reporting Person to other entities. Any actions the Reporting Person might undertake will be dependent upon the Reporting Person’s evaluation of numerous factors, including, among other things, the outcome of any discussions referenced in this Schedule 13D, the price levels of the Common Stock, general market and economic conditions, ongoing evaluation of the Issuer’s business, financial condition, operations and prospects, the relative attractiveness of alternative business and investment opportunities, investor’s need for liquidity, and other future developments.

From time to time, the Reporting Person may engage in discussions with the Board and/or members of the Issuer’s management team concerning, including, without limitation, the Proposal, potential business combinations and strategic alternatives, the business, operations, capital structure, governance, management, strategy of the Issuer and other matters concerning the Issuer. The Reporting Person may express his views to the Board and/or members of the Issuer’s management team and/or the public through social media or other channels with respect to the Issuer’s business, products and service offerings.

Musk has trapped the Twitter Board of Directors between a rock (Musk) and a hard place (the Board’s fiduciary duties to its shareholders).

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With a legitimate offer filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Twitter’s Board of Directors is compelled by law to study the offer and make a recommendation in the shareholder’s best interests. Either they legitimately uphold their fiduciary duties to Twitter’s shareholders or expose the company, themselves, and their D&O (Directors and Officers) insurance carrier to severe legal consequences.

About that poison pill…

Musk is not seeking to gain control of the Board by purchasing control stock, normally 51% of its outstanding shares; he is offering to purchase the entire company and take it private. Therefore, increasing the number of shares, which will commensurately drive down the stock price, is of little use, and the timing is suspect as it comes after there is a legitimate offer on the table. Moreover, there would be a massive problem with options held by the Board, senior executives, employees, and investors with a higher strike price.

The hedge funds and others also have a fiduciary duty to their shareholders and investors…

Saudi Arabia does not have a favorable free speech policy and murders dissidents -- and any attempted takeover of an American enterprise would come with massive government scrutiny and disapproval. Then there is the question of whether or not Twitter has promoted Saudi interests.

The hedge funds also have a fiduciary duty to their stockholders/investors and cannot use that money to play politics without severe consequences.

This is the essence of the battle…

Musk--twitter

Elon Musk: “free speech is when someone you don't like is allowed to say something you don't like.

Tyler Winklevoss: The resistance inside Twitter to @elonmusk's attempt to ensure that it is a platform for free speech is alarming. These people are committed to Soviet-style censorship. Their beliefs and ideology are patently un-American. It's time to clean the Augean stables.

Bottom line…

The progressive communist democrats need to censor information and cancel dissidents to promote their evil, un-American narrative.

We will have to wait and see how this drama plays out.

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



A POWER GREATER THAN POLITICS

Amerikid

Wishing you and yours health, safety, and prosperity...

Work-2


“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



HUNTER BIDEN'S LAPTOP: DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN TO CHALLENGE CREDIBILITY OF THE EVIDENCE?

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There is little or no doubt in my mind that the intelligence and law enforcement agencies that are infiltrated by bad actors seeking to protect former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and various corrupt individuals and their agencies might be engaging in evidence tampering. The type of evidence tampering that could be used in a mainstream media/social media disinformation campaign to distract from the real evidence and create doubt in an eventual jury pool.

Why might I believe this?

(1)  Consider the recent announcement that an individual suddenly found 450 gigabytes of deleted data from Hunter Biden’s laptop…

450GB Of 'Deleted' Hunter Biden Laptop Material To Be Released Within Weeks

A whistleblower who's fled the United States for Switzerland has vowed to drop '450 gigabytes of deleted material' from Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop, which he says he also gave the the Washington Post, New York Times, and Sen. Chuck Grassley - all of whom he says sat on it for months.

For the past two weeks, former Steve Bannon War Room co-host Jack Maxey has been hiding in Zurich, where he told the Daily Mail he's been working with IT experts to dig more data from Hunter's 'laptop from hell,' and that he'll post it all online in a searchable database in the coming weeks.

Maxey says the data includes 80,000 images and videos, and more than 120,000 archived emails.

"I came here so that we could do a forensic examination of Hunter's laptop safely in a country that still respects human liberty and the ideals of liberal democratic principles," he told the Mail. "I do not believe this would have been possible inside the United States. We had numerous attempts on us from trying to do things like this there." <Read more at ZeroHedge>

(2)  Remember all of the technology claims of data manipulation by shady individuals like Attorneys Sidney Powell, L. Lin Wood, and a host of other dodgy characters whose claims fizzled in the light of day?

(3)  We have a statement from the actual owner of Hunter Biden’s laptop, Delaware computer repairman John Paul Mac Issac.

Exclusive: Here Is the Statement from John Paul Mac Isaac on Recent Hunter Biden Laptop Reports that Was Rejected by a Media Distribution System from Being Sent Out

“In 2019, Hunter Biden brought 3 damaged laptops into ‘The Mac Shop’, the repair shop I owned in Delaware, to recover data. Hunter left with 2 of the laptops and the 3rd laptop remained while I attempted to salvage data off of his non-removable SSD.

In order to recover data from the laptop, I had to move files and folders by hand as the laptop would only stay on intermittently. Each time the laptop would shut down, I would reopen it and be forced to view the file contents to verify the recovery; contents I found deeply disturbing.

When Hunter Biden did not return to pick up the third laptop, I attempted to hand it over to the authorities. Eventually, the FBI collected the laptop but seemingly failed to act on its contents. Eventually, I was able to contact Rudy Giuliani’s office and mailed them a copy.

Recent news reports suggest that 450GB of new data has been unearthed from the original hard drive. I can say definitively that this data did not come from the laptop I had in my possession. It would be technologically impossible for 450 gigs of data to come from the original laptop’s 256 gig hard drive.

I cannot comment on the authenticity of the newly released data. There are numerous laptops out there and an iCloud Drive that likely holds information for which I am not privy. It is possible that the newly released files were obtained from one of those other sources,” explained Mac Issac.

“With the media finally acknowledging the authenticity of the laptop and contents of the drive, I am fearful that the newly discovered information has not been properly authenticated to confirm its validity – as the hard drive in my possession has. Proper vetting and investigation of this data is necessary, as not give those who would like to discredit and debunk the Hunter Biden laptop a way to claim the information is manufactured, faked, or altered.

For the sake of preserving the integrity of our country and presenting the truth to the American people, I hope any newly released information is fully authenticated.  The only entity capable of corroborating the data is the FBI as they have been in possession of the original laptop since December 9th 2019,” concluded Mac Issac. <Read more at The Gateway Pundit>

(4)  We find that the media moguls and tech tyrants are suppressing the Mac Issac news release, often indicating its authenticity and an attempt to deceive or distract the public.

A press release featuring Mac Issac’s above statements through a distribution system was recently rejected and forbidden from being sent, which tell us that tech oligarchs are still working the coverup for Team Biden.

(5) The poison pill disinformation campaign is a favorite tactic of state actors.

Disinformation Tactics: The Poison Pill

A Poison Pill disinformation campaign is the mixing of legitimate and illegitimate (spurious) information with the goal of dismissing or discrediting legitimate information. Legally, to introduce doubt into the evidentiary process to secure an acquittal, a mistrial, or to mitigate sentencing.

In this case, to trick the mainstream and social media to widely propagate questionable information which may taint an investigation, grand jury proceedings, a trial, or further investigation by creating a hall of mirrors that has one questioning the authenticity of what one is seeing.

Bottom line…

I believe shenanigans are afoot as the mainstream news media suddenly reversed their narrative when rumors of a possible Hunter Biden indictment occurred.

How effin’ stupid do you have to be to ignore sworn testimony, authenticated documents, and then-Vice President Joe Biden’s recorded confession of his Ukraine quid pro quo – the same charge they used to successfully but falsely impeach Donald Trump.

Caveat: It is possible that Jack Maxey may have used login credentials found on the laptop to access Hunter Biden’s email account or other online sources. If so, it is likely that Maxey may have violated several laws in accessing accounts to which he had no legitimate access. It is also possible that he has acquired another laptop or portable storage drive from another source.

Whatever the case, we need to remain vigilant while corrupt individuals are running the show.

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



PATRISSE CULLORS: GRIFTER, COMMUNIST, AND RACIST

RACE-CARD-CHARITYThe first thing a conventional thief loudly screams is, “you got the wrong guy.” The first thing a black thief loudly screams is “racism.”

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Claims Asking About Allegations She Spent Millions In Donations On Mansions Is Racist

It sure does pay to sow racial division in this country. Just ask Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Patrisse Cullors, but don’t criticize her alleged financial mismanagement and questionable spending decisions while you’re at it.

“This 990 structure, this nonprofit system structure, this is like, deeply unsafe,” Patrisse Cullors said after allegations of gross financial mismanagement.

Cullors admitted to not knowing what a 990 was, even though it’s a standard document for nonprofits. She claimed it’s “being weaponized against” black women because “many people don’t even know and honestly don’t care about” the form.

At an event in Washington state last week, as part of a week-long residency with the Vashon Center for the Arts, Cullors made clear that if you criticize her or the movement, you’re a racist standing in the way of black women organizers.

Despite the ongoing claims of BLM financial mismanagement, Cullors argues there is a “right-wing” attack that she labels “a misinformation and disinformation effort to not just challenge Black Lives Matter and the organization,” but all black organizers. <Source>

Bottom line…

It appears, at least to me, that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, both grifters and corporate extortionists, now appear to be second-class progressive communist democrat grifters. Far surpassed by the corporate grift of Patrice Cullors and her communist front group, Black Lives Matter.

Ironically, corporate America is funding the communist that would destroy the capitalist system that powers their industry. But then again, most corporate leaders are little more than useful idiots.

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



THE FBI GETS A PASS ON THE SUBWAY SHOOTER

Fbi-clouseuYesterday’s post, FBI: WHAT TO THINK?, critical of the FBI's corrupt leadership, brought several comments on the New York subway shooter, the gist of which was, “the FBI really blew it again.”

I'm afraid I have to disagree.

I have not yet seen conclusive proof that the FBI interviewed the suspect before his subway attack.

And the FBI is constrained by its rules and regulations that demand at least a suspicion of probable cause that a crime is imminent or has been committed before taking action.

We do not need government intelligence and law enforcement agencies compiling "tracking lists" based upon free speech and crazy postings on social media unless a cognizable and articulated reason can be explained to a judge.

So, in this case, the FBI gets a pass.

Yes, on first reading the news reports and social media, the named individual appears to be a domestic terrorist, likely an anti-Semitic Black nationalist. However, by reading many of his social media posts, there is an alternative case for a deeply disturbed individual suffering from mental illness.

He should be held fully accountable for his premeditated and recorded actions, including charges of attempted murder, related gun charges, related explosive charges, etc. And punished accordingly.

The real danger...

The real danger comes from the black activists and the mainstream media who may attempt to portray this individual as a martyr to the system, radicalized by social media, suggesting his crimes may be justified or partially excusable by “systemic racism” and oppression.

If you really want something to worry about…

Ask why the FBI uses Google Analytics’ real-time tracking code on their “tip” website that “is designed to allow you to provide tip information to the FBI to assist with its investigative and national security missions?”

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   m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
   })(window,document,'script','https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');
 
   ga('create', 'UA-2724552-15', 'auto');
   ga('send', 'pageview');
  </script>

Google already has access to your YouTube history and comments; the content in your emails with Gmail; the files you save in Google Drive; your search terms in Google Search; the places you’ve been in Google Maps; your schedule in Google Calendar; questions you’ve asked Google Assistant; the news you’ve read on Google News; the Google Ads you click on; and your spending habits through Google Pay. If you believe that they cannot aggregate information and determine your individual identity with high confidence, you are not accepting reality.

Bottom line…

We wait and see how the scenario plays out in a society corrupted by progressive communist democrats who pursue toxic racial themes on the way to building their political coalition.

Meanwhile, protect yourself and your family – especially in California where criminal gangs, some illegal aliens from foreign countries, follow and rob individuals with high-end merchandise. And, the regime still wants to disarm law-abiding systems after admitting they cannot protect you.

And, remember, there are many fine men and women in the FBI who the actions of their corrupt leadership have unfairly tarnished.

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



IRS TAX INFORMATION LEAK OR AGITPROP?

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There is no doubt in my mind that the corrupt Biden regime, under the direction of a cadre of progressive communist democrat Obamacons, has been pushing for higher taxes on “billionaires” as part of its class warfare scheme to bring about another schism dividing Americans into haves and have-nots.

So, pardon my cynicism when I ask if the Obama/Biden regimes deliberately leaked privileged IRS data to the leftwing ProPublica, which purports to be “a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.”

And why was this piece published on April 13, days before the traditional April 15 deadline for filing federal income taxes? Could it be a distraction from the revelation that the regime has screwed you?

Do you really care?

America’s Highest Earners And Their Taxes Revealed (April 13, 2022) 

Secret IRS files reveal the top US income-earners and how their tax rates vary more than their incomes. Tech titans, hedge fund managers and heirs dominate the list, while the likes of Taylor Swift and LeBron James didn’t even make the top 400.

Which people and professions rake in the most income year after year? Which are most adept at shielding that money from the taxman? And what does this tell you about America?

The top earners, of course, are often fodder for lists — but those are usually based on estimates or even speculation.

A trove of IRS data obtained by ProPublica has the definitive answers, revealing the incomes and tax rates of the 400 Americans with the highest incomes from 2013 to 2018. It took an average of $110 million per year in income to crack that list — with plenty of names you would expect and some that may surprise you.

We’ll also show how much the 400 paid in federal income taxes. (ProPublica is naming the 15 highest income earners, along with an assortment that represent income patterns that we’ve identified.) <Source>

The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax (June 8, 2021)

ProPublica has obtained a vast cache of IRS information showing how billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett pay little in income tax compared to their massive wealth — sometimes, even nothing.

In 2007, Jeff Bezos, then a multibillionaire and now the world’s richest man, did not pay a penny in federal income taxes. He achieved the feat again in 2011. In 2018, Tesla founder Elon Musk, the second-richest person in the world, also paid no federal income taxes.

Michael Bloomberg managed to do the same in recent years. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn did it twice. George Soros paid no federal income tax three years in a row.

ProPublica has obtained a vast trove of Internal Revenue Service data on the tax returns of thousands of the nation’s wealthiest people, covering more than 15 years. The data provides an unprecedented look inside the financial lives of America’s titans, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch and Mark Zuckerberg. It shows not just their income and taxes, but also their investments, stock trades, gambling winnings and even the results of audits.

Taken together, it demolishes the cornerstone myth of the American tax system: that everyone pays their fair share and the richest Americans pay the most. The IRS records show that the wealthiest can — perfectly legally — pay income taxes that are only a tiny fraction of the hundreds of millions, if not billions, their fortunes grow each year.

Many Americans live paycheck to paycheck, amassing little wealth and paying the federal government a percentage of their income that rises if they earn more. In recent years, the median American household earned about $70,000 annually and paid 14% in federal taxes. The highest income tax rate, 37%, kicked in this year, for couples, on earnings above $628,300.

The confidential tax records obtained by ProPublica show that the ultrarich effectively sidestep this system. <Source>

Never enough...

$2,121,987,000,000: Federal Tax Collections Set Record Through March

The federal government collected a record $2,121,987,000,000 in total taxes through the first six months of fiscal 2022 (October through March), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement.

This also marked the first time that federal tax collections have exceeded $2 trillion in the first half of a fiscal year.

Prior to this year, the most taxes the federal government ever collected in the first six months of a fiscal year was in fiscal 2021, when the Treasury collected $1,849,508,090,000 in taxes (in constant March 2022 dollars) in the October-through-March period. <Source>

Bottom line…

I find it grossly dishonest to publish raw tax data. One, because it does not reveal the circumstances under which tax obligations are legitimately deferred or eliminated; and two, all of the tax avoidance, not evasion, schemes were enabled by corrupt legislators who sold their vote to lobbyists when crafting tax legislation.

While you should have no particular sympathy for those who have amassed wealth, either through inheritance, judicious investments, hard work, or simply luck, neither should you display animosity as those individuals use their wealth to purchase goods and services, not to mention re-investing in enterprises which benefit millions of individuals.

Please don’t believe it, folks! Any tax purported to be levied only on billionaires and large corporate entities has a mysterious path to middle-income and low-income citizens.

The only thing the poverty-pimps and social justice warriors can offer is equality of misery where everybody suffers under an oligarchy of the politically-connected uber-wealthy.

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



WHO IS STEALING THE SUBWAY CAMERA MAINTENCE FUNDS IN NEW YORK?

One might think that somewhere in New York’s massive $220 billion budget, a few million dollars could be found to maintain their subway camera system.

Cameras

Broken surveillance cameras…

Brooklyn Subway Station Cameras Weren't Working During Shooting

New York City Mayor Eric Adams confirmed to a local radio station that security cameras were not operating in the Brooklyn subway station where Tuesday morning's mass shooting occurred.

"The preliminary review stated that at that particular station there appeared to have been some form of malfunction with the camera system," Adams told WCBS. "That is still under investigation. We are communicating with the MTA to find out was it throughout the entire station or was it just one camera, so that's still something that we are looking into."

Ten people were shot during the morning rush hour attack in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood, according to authorities. Laura Kavanagh, the fire department's acting commissioner, said during a press briefing that 16 people in total were being treated for injuries. Several undetonated devices were found at the subway station, and a suspect was being sought in a manhunt. <Source>

It’s nothing new…

March 30, 2010, 2:50 PM PDT / Source: The Associated Press

About half the 4,313 security cameras installed along New York City's subways aren't seeing a thing — a blind spot in the crime and terrorism safety net for the nation's largest city.

"A lot of those cameras don't work, and maybe someday we're going to get very badly hurt because of it," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday.

While cameras are out of commission in the subway, the cash-strapped Metropolitan Transportation Authority has also been forced to cut police patrol shifts on major bridges and tunnels on the weekends.

The problem of missing video came to light after two men were stabbed to death on the subway — and there was no camera installed in the station to catch an image of the killer. Darnell Morel and Ricardo Williams, both 24, were killed in a fight that started around 5 a.m. Sunday at the Christopher Street station, about four miles from the World Trade Center site. <Source>

Bottom line…

It seems that until someone invents a camera blind to Blacks, Hispanics, and Democrats, cameras will remain on the back burner of the political stove.

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



FBI: WHAT TO THINK?

Fbi-clouseuGrowing up, I had the greatest respect and reverence for the FBI. Now, not so much.

I think recent FBI behavior under Attorneys General Janet Reno, Eric Holder, Lorretta Lynch, Sally Yates, Jeff Sessions, and FBI Directors Robert Mueller, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and now Christopher Wray have proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the leadership of both the Department of Justice and the FBI is corrupt and unfixable without significant reform.

What the hell?

FBI Memos Suggest Agency Had Moles in Media

Investigator Roger Charles was combing through records of the FBI’s Oklahoma City bombing investigation more than a decade ago, when he discovered a memo suggesting that someone working at ABC News provided a tip to the bureau a day after the deadly April 19, 1995, domestic terrorist attack.

It appeared that a senior ABC News journalist had been doubling as an FBI informant. The memo made a few headlines in 2011, but quickly passed through the news cycle with little impact and hardly any coverage by major outlets.

According to Utah attorney [Jesse] Trentadue, the redacted FBI audit only begins to scratch the surface of the bureau’s purported wrongdoing.

Documents Trentadue provided to The Epoch Times included the initial FBI memo Charles discovered about the informant within ABC, as well as previously unpublicized memos written by special agents receiving information from ABC and NBC.

[OCS: I am not surprised that the FBI has contacts in the mainstream media, just as I am not surprised that the FBI has contacts within the major communications, technology, and other industries who employ former FBI agents as security executives and officers.] 

Among those is a September 1996 FBI memo, reporting that a “confidential source who works for a news agency [learned] that ABC News was going to air an expose in the next few days concerning the OKC bombing.”

“ABC will be interviewing a rescue worker who is going to state that ATF had stored a large amount of explosives in the MURRAH BUILDING, which contributed to the explosion. The rescue worker is also going to advise that evidence of these explosives was found by rescue workers, and this particular rescue worker had contacted the FBI with this information, and was told by the FBI to keep quiet,” the FBI memo says.  “This rescue worker is currently upset because nothing has been done with this information and he feels the FBI has attempted to cover up the information.”

[OCS: Some individuals, labeled by the government and the media as conspiracy theorists, have noted that the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building was in retaliation for the FBI’s corrupt behavior.

“Motivated by his dislike for the U.S. federal government and unhappy about its handling of the Ruby Ridge incident in 1992 and the Waco siege in 1993, McVeigh timed his attack to coincide with the second anniversary of the fire that ended the siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.” <Source>

Both the Branch Davidian and Ruby Ridge incidents could have been solved peaceably, except that the DOJ and FBI wanted to create a “media event.” Both resulted in the loss of life and involved an FBI sharpshooter, FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi, who is believed to have precipitated both events.

Now, I wonder how much actual death and damage could be attributed to the ATF’s illegal storage of a large amount of explosives in a federal building?

Remember, Eric Holder and the ATF illegally provided guns to the Mexican drug cartels in the “Fast and Furious” scandal to justify Obama’s gun-grabbing program?]

Then, there’s a series of FBI memos that also serve as the subject of controversy in another Trentadue lawsuit. These memos describe FBI agents who were allegedly trying to sell surveillance footage of the Oklahoma City bombing to NBC.

No arrests resulted from the matter, and the U.S. government says the surveillance footage discussed in the memos does not exist. Trentadue is seeking to prove the existence of the footage in a separate, ongoing lawsuit against the FBI that has been sealed for the past seven years.

Putting aside the surveillance footage controversy, the memos show that the FBI was receiving information from within NBC.

The first tip from NBC came on Oct. 27, 1995, when a confidential source, whose identity is redacted, said the NBC show Dateline had been contacted by an attorney. According to the FBI memo, the attorney represented an FBI agent in Los Angeles who was seeking to sell surveillance footage for more than $1 million.

“It was represented that the video tape would contain lapse photography of the arrival and then departure of a UPS truck. Then a Ryder truck pulls up and a male resembling Timothy McVeigh [sic] is seen exiting the driver’s side of the Ryder truck and then walking away,” the FBI memo says. “Next, a second male is seen exiting the passenger side of the Ryder truck and walking to the back of the truck. The second male then walks away in the same direction as the first male.” The FBI received five more tips through Nov. 7 about the matter—including someone offering to provide a prepublication copy of a story about “negotiations between an unknown Los Angeles Agent of the FBI and ‘Dateline,’” the memo said. <Source>

It doesn’t look good…

Representative Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican, and two other GOP representatives sent a letter to Wray on Monday asking for more information about the 2019 audit following a recent report, which said the audit showed the FBI "violated agency rules at least 747 times in 18 months while conducting investigations involving politicians, candidates, religious groups, news media, and others."

"This internal audit and the staggering number of errors it found suggest a pattern of misconduct and mismanagement within the FBI in failing to uphold internal rules for its most sensitive cases," the letter read. "This internal review documented systemic FBI failures to follow its own rules and procedures." <Source>

Bottom line…

Much of the DOJ/FBI corruption can be traced to progressive communist democrats and apathetic Republicans who were too frightened of the swamp or simply uninterested in reform.

We need to clean house and prosecute those who have subverted the system for political reasons. We need to change our statute of limitations on politically-connected criminal activities.

And, considering what we have learned in the Jan. 6 riot and the Whitmer kidnap plot, perhaps the Murrah bombing was an FBI-driven exercise?

No wonder the regime needs the media moguls and tech tyrants to censor the news and cancel contrarian speech.

To say we are screwed is an understatement as the FBI continues to pour massive resources into domestic political issues while real evildoers, both foreign and domestic, run free.

-- 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



BEFORE YOU WASTE MORE TIME ON POLITICS THAT YOU CAN'T CHANGE

As I worked through my daily routine, I took time for a walk – and was unhappy when the bulk of my thoughts centered around politics and trying to answer that age-old question, How could this happen, and who was to blame?

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Besides your duty as a citizen to be an informed voter, and before you engage in proselyting or participating in political events, perhaps it is time to consider your true priorities?

Forgetting all of the progressive communist democrat bullpucky about sex, gender, and identities that can reflect whatever the fashion of the day might be, you might want to set your priorities straight: as a provider, a parent, a spouse, and as your own change agent to improve yourself. Remember that your strength and resources allow you to better serve the deserving rather than needlessly sacrificing for the ungrateful who only want more.

Instead of dissipating your time, energy, and resources worrying about what you cannot control, become stronger, create something, and do not tinker with things that are truly unimportant in the long run.

EFFECTIVENESS-EFFICIENCY-- 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



LOATHESOME LIZ CHENEY -- THE REPUBLICAN’S ADAM SCHIFF

I cannot think of two more loathsome lying leaker lawyers than Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) – both members of the illegally constituted House of Representative’s Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.

Or, as it should more appropriately be known, “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hand-picked progressive political attack panel.”

There is no doubt that both GOP members, Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), were not selected, authorized, or approved by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who selected other participants. Both Cheney and Kinzinger were hand-picked by Nancy Pelosi, and Cheney was given the non-existent faux title of “Vice-Chair” to disguise the fact that she is not legally the GOP-authorized “Ranking Member.”

Gross abuse of power…

Not only does the Committee fail to follow the House Rules on the formation of committees (H.Res.503 - Establishing the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol), which specifies thirteen members, “five of whom shall be appointed after consultation with the minority leader,” not the nine members currently serving, but the lack of a ranking minority member makes it impossible for this Committee to comply with House rules on subpoenas and depositions. Without a legitimate ranking member to promote transparency and fairness, there is no way to protect the due process rights of witnesses.

Following the secrecy template used and exploited by Adam Schiff in impeaching Donald Trump, the January 6th Committee lacks any semblance of fairness as all members were chosen because of their virulent hatred of Trump.

Cheney

Cheney speaking with Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union…

TAPPER: Let’s turn from the military way it’s being fought here to the efforts to protect democracy in the United States. You’re the vice chair of the January 6th Committee.
“The New York Times” reporting this morning that your Committee has concluded that you have enough evidence to make a criminal referral for President Trump to the Justice Department for obstructing an official proceeding and for conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Is that true? Do you have enough evidence to refer Trump for criminal charges?

CHENEY: Well, we have not made a decision about referrals on the Committee.

I think that it is absolutely the case, it’s absolutely clear that what President Trump was doing, what a number of people around him were doing, that they knew it was unlawful. They did it anyway. I think you certainly saw that in the decision that was issued by Judge Carter a few weeks ago, where he concluded that it was more likely than not that the president of the United States was engaged in criminal activity.

[OCS: Clinton-nominated activist United States District Court Judge David Carter should be sanctioned for his comment, “Based on the evidence, the Court finds it more likely than not that President Trump corruptly attempted to obstruct the Joint Session of Congress on January 6th, 2021.”

The case (Eastman v. Committee et al., Case 8:22-cv-00099-DOC-DFM) did not involve President Trump, no evidence against Trump was presented, and no due process rights to challenge these unfounded assertions by a sitting judge were accorded to President Trump.]

I think what we have seen is a massive and well-organized and well-planned effort that used multiple tools to try to overturn an election. You have seen just in the last few days a plea agreement from one of the leaders of the Proud Boys, which lays out in really chilling detail the extent to which violence was planned, the extent to which the message that went out on December 19th about the planning -- about the rally in Washington -- and, don’t forget, Donald Trump tweeted out that message: Be there. Be wild.

That, the day after that message, the organization and the planning started, and that they understood, that they knew that they were going to attempt to use violence to try to stop the transfer of power. That is the definition of an insurrection. And it is absolutely chilling.

[OCS: Clearly, this is a classic case of projection where the Committee ascribes elements of their behavior to their opposition. The description, “massive and well-organized and well-planned effort that used multiple tools to try to overturn an election,” could define the Obama White House/Clinton Campaign/Democratic National Committee/Congress attempt to subvert Trump’s candidacy and later his presidency.

The Committee and Democrat Party apparatus are, without a doubt,” criminally guilty of attempting to subvert a presidential election and stage a soft coup to remove a sitting president from office.

Furthermore, this attempt to criminalize political activity to benefit one political party is unseemly and speaks to a broad criminal conspiracy involving Members of Congress.]

TAPPER: And, just to be clear, you have seen this evidence, and you believe President Trump committed these two crimes?

CHENEY: I -- what I have just quoted to you is a public document. It is the plea agreement in the Donohoe case. Everybody can look at it. And I would highly recommend everybody does look at it. It’s the statement of offense in that plea agreement.

[OCS: Bullpucky, the Donohoe case involved a coerced plea bargain to avoid a severe punishment where “Donohoe will admit he conspired with other Proud Boys members to obstruct an official proceeding and assault or resist police officers last year as thousands of supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol to stop Joe Biden’s victory from being certified by Congress.”

Again a case totally one-sided and independent of Trump and his constitutionally-guaranteed due process rights.]

The Committee has obviously been focused very much, has got a tremendous amount of testimony and documents that I think very, very clearly demonstrate the extent of the planning and the organization and the objective. And the objective was absolutely to try to stop the count of electoral votes, to try to interfere with that official proceeding. And it’s absolutely clear that they knew what they were doing was wrong, they knew that it was unlawful, and they did it anyway.

[OCS: Much of the testimony and documentation is being withheld from the public and is most likely to be mischaracterized and leaked to favor the Committee’s assertions without challenge or even the legal cross-examination of the deponents by legitimate minority committee members.

As for interfering with the electoral process, one need only look at similar Democrat challenges in previous elections. Nothing is absolutely clear as it remains unvetted and challenged in a court of competent jurisdiction. The Committee is not part of a judicial process and does not have the investigatory powers of U.S. Attorneys. It’s all bullpucky.]

TAPPER: There is a dispute on your Committee, as I don’t need to tell you. Some people feel like a referral, which actually has no legal weight, would only taint the process under which Attorney General Merrick Garland might act. Some feel that that’s the wrong argument, that right is right, and the Committee has the evidence it has. But where do you come down?

CHENEY: There’s not really a dispute on the Committee. The Committee is working in a really collaborative way to discuss these issues, as we are with all of the issues we’re addressing. And we will continue to work together to do so. So, I wouldn’t characterize there as being a dispute on the Committee.

I think that it is the single most collaborative Committee on which I have ever served. I’m very proud of the bipartisan way in which we’re operating. And I’m confident that we will -- we will work to come to agreement on all of the issues that we’re facing. So, I wouldn’t say that it’s accurate right now to say that there’s a dispute on this issue.

[OCS: This is a bald-faced lie. The Committee is conspiring and colluding – not collaborating. Everything is about persecuting and prosecuting President Trump to kill any 2024 presidential candidacy. Nobody is deposing Nancy Pelosi about refusing Trump’s offer of National Guard protection, the orders issued to the Capitol Police, the undue use of force in the murder of Ashli Babbitt, or the participation of covert federal employees in the January 6th event.]

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Who does Liz Cheney represent, if not her constituents in Wyoming?

Cheney represents the Bush/Rove/Romney establishment-wing of the Republican Party, the old-guard “business as usual” crowd as they view special interest donations to their personal and political interests as a tithe on political activity. Willing to go along with Democrats as long as they are given a share of the spoils. The Constitution, and our beloved nation, be damned.

Bottom line…

The entire  Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol is a charade, a criminal conspiracy to interfere with the 2024 presidential election, and a mass distraction from the criminality of the Democrat Party and its cadre of useful idiots like Liz Cheney.

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