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WTF: CALIFORNIA CRIMINALS GET RESPECT FROM A WOKE GOVERNOR NEWSOM

There is little doubt that the progressive communist democrats who rule California with an iron hand have more respect for criminals than they do victims.

Perhaps because California’s progressive poverty pimps, activists, and the judicial system depend on criminal activities for a substantial portion of their income. Viewing crime as a legitimate form of wealth redistribution for selected classes of people, others be damned because they are inherently racist or evil Trump supporters.

In what universe does a pampered, wealthy elite politician show respect for criminals ripping off decent, law-abiding citizens?

NEWSOM

Can you believe Gavin Newsom?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has apologized for referring to the criminals looting packages from Union Pacific freight trains as “gang” members.

“This is not one-off. This is organized theft,” Mr. Newsom said during a news conference at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. “These are organized gangs of people that are coming out.”

Then he quickly corrected himself: “Forgive me for saying ‘gangs,’ that’s not a pejorative. They’re organized groups of folks that move from site to site.”

The governor said, “When there’s more attention, a bright light on one site, they move to the next site. While these folks are arrested as if they’re individuals that are not connected to the whole, and we need to change that.” <Source>

Bottom line…

Not only do these progressive communist democrats order law enforcement authorities to stand down in the face of destructive riots, refuse to prosecute criminal acts, and dump hardened prisoners, most repeat offenders, into our communities, they are attempting to disarm law-abiding citizens to make criminals bolder and more aggressive.

And the Californians who did not recall this elite, self-serving buffoon and elect Larry Elder are not victims, they are willing accomplices. Keep listening to the propagandists in the mainstream media and the woke influencers on the social media platforms and this is what you get – and deserve.

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 GOVERNMENT IS OUTSOURCING THE COLLECTION OF BIOMETRIC DATA

Once again, the government is shifting critical operations to the private sector as a work-around to the United States Constitution.

Since private companies are not subject to constitutional prohibitions regarding free speech and the creation of individual citizen dossiers, big government is encouraging private companies to work around the government's prohibited activities. They know that their revolving door friends will “wink-wink” do favors without question, and they can always obtain access to the desired information with an administrative summons or subpoena.

Warning! 

IRS Will Soon Require Selfies for Online Access

If you created an online account to manage your tax records with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), those login credentials will cease to work later this year. The agency says that by the summer of 2022, the only way to log in to irs.gov will be through ID.me, an online identity verification service that requires applicants to submit copies of bills and identity documents, as well as a live video feed of their faces via a mobile device.

McLean, Va.-based ID.me was originally launched in 2010 with the goal of helping e-commerce sites validate the identities of customers who might be eligible for discounts at various retail establishments, such as veterans, teachers, students, nurses and first responders.

These days, ID.me is perhaps better known as the online identity verification service that many states now use to help stanch the loss of billions of dollars in unemployment insurance and pandemic assistance stolen each year by identity thieves. The privately-held company says it has approximately 64 million users, and gains roughly 145,000 new users each day.

Read more...

My previous warning...

THE CONSTITUTION IS DYING FAST: KILLED BY BIG GOVERNMENT & GREEDY CORPORATIONS

The government’s all-seeing eye…

ALL-SEEING-EYES

If you have been paying attention, our most trusted government institutions, including the nation’s premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies, have been politically compromised and used in illegal ways against American citizens. Even our courts, including the United States Supreme Court, have been politically compromised – failing to rule on blatantly unconstitutional matters or seek redress for blatant contempt of the court as we saw with the fraud on the secret FISC (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court) court.

Our privacy and constitutional protections are being severely eroded by the adaptation of the communist Chinese public-private model.

The most dangerous weapon that is being used against the U.S. Constitution is the unilateral (take it or leave it) Terms of Service agreements wielded by private corporations, coerced by government contracts, grants, taxation, restrictions, and the potential of civil and criminal prosecutions, into oppressing “We the People.”

By simply using any modern electronic device with licensed software, you may be voluntarily ceding your constitutional rights, namely your 4th Amendment right to be secure in your person, house, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures; your 5th Amendment protection against self-incrimination;  and your 14th Amendment due process rights.

Thus, the government can obtain information by request or subpoena that the government cannot legally collect or possess in a database.

Read more about ID.me at THE CONSTITUTION IS DYING FAST: KILLED BY BIG GOVERNMENT & GREEDY CORPORATIONS.

Bottom line...

It is a fact that you cannot trust today’s out-of-control government to protect your constitutional rights or the privacy of your data. Just consider that the Communist Chinese hacked the government's Office of Personnel Management and grabbed the personal information of all employees, including contractors, in its database. Even worse, the complete investigation files of those holding or applying for security clearances, and a database of fingerprints. 

As for data security and privacy, if man can create it -- man can break it, or at least gain access. 

The greatest danger to these systems is the trusted individual with the keys to the kingdom. Most are subject to coercion, some are sleepers promoted by hostile foreign governments, and some are just crazies. As we have seen, one of the most dangerous threats are those former intelligence and law enforcement employees who have allegiance to their former agency and its employees.

The more data access you provide to the government, the more it will be used against you by corrupt intelligence and law enforcement agencies. And, as we have seen, the courts do not offer protection to the average citizen who cannot afford skilled constitutional lawyers.

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



DIGITAL CURRENCY: CUE THE USUAL SUSPECTS & USEFUL IDIOTS

The privately-owned Federal Reserve, whose monetary policy primarily benefits the financial community rather than citizens or consumers and the proximate cause of current boom/bust cycles, has released its report on digital currency. The report is the opening shot of a publicity campaign to solicit public comments on the public’s attitude and appetite for digital currency.

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However, before I comment on the report, note a few considerations.

(1)  Money, like all currencies, is valued only by the perceived value of its underpinning assets or the faith in the credit and stability of the issuer. 

(2)  Cryptography is not an absolute protection from theft or collapse as developments in advanced mathematics and quantum computing can suddenly make algorithmically-protected currencies vulnerable to manipulation. And cryptographically-protected blockchain ledgers are not invulnerable to manipulation. Electronic currencies are extremely vulnerable to an EMP (ElectroMagnetic Pulse) attack, the failure of your electronic wallet storage device, or password loss, especially from memory issues. And, the most dangerous vulnerability comes from trusted insiders with access to the “keys to the kingdom” who, like all individuals, may be susceptible to compromise.

Counterfeiting aside, there is a degree of protection in a widely held and distributed physical currency that can be protected by conventional measures. 

(3)  Do not confuse and conflate government-issued digital currency with such digital offerings as Bitcoin. They are not protected by scarcity because the government can overtly or covertly increase the supply of digital currency like they do our current monetary supply. The are worth what the government says they are worth. They are not anonymous. They may be converted into a physical form only at the pleasure of the issuer or exchanges.The government has its dirty, greasy hand in your pocket at all times. And, worst of all, they are un-American in that digital currencies can be linked to a surveillance state-based social scoring system similar to the Chinese Communist model. 

(4)  Electronic currencies will be sold to the public as a voluntary complement to current financial systems, and not a replacement – until a government deems otherwise.

(5)  While the Federal Reserve is said to not favor any policy outcome, this is bullpucky. They do not favor any policy outcome they cannot design, implement, control, and monitor.

(6)  Comments solicited from the public are a ruse. Most individuals do not have the technical ability or background to understand the nuances of public policy or the unsaid or unanticipated consequences of what is being proposed. Most individuals do not have the time or the motivation to write an informed comments. The vast bulk of responses will come from industry participants, lobbyists, so-called public interest or advocacy groups, and those who will see disruptions in their current business models. Since all public comments are public – including your identifying information, individuals are reluctant to add their name to what could easily become a target list.

With that said, let us consider the 40-page report titled, “Money and Payments: The U.S. Dollar in the Age of Digital Transformation.”

Executive Summary

For a nation’s economy to function effectively, its citizens must have confidence in its money and payment services. The Federal Reserve, as the nation’s central bank, works to maintain the public’s confidence by fostering monetary stability, financial stability, and a safe and efficient payment system.

[OCS: Considering the fact that the Fed provided money at near-zero rates to recapitalize technically insolvent financial institutions at the expense on depositor’s and investor’s interest rates, they act in their own self-interest and to pretend otherwise is bullpucky. Do you have confidence in a single corrupt, non-government entity that can and will control your life?]

This paper is the first step in a public discussion between the Federal Reserve and stakeholders about central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). For the purpose of this paper, a CBDC is defined as a digital liability of a central bank that is widely available to the general public. In this respect, it is analogous to a digital form of paper money. The paper has been designed to foster a broad and transparent public dialogue about CBDCs in general, and about the potential benefits and risks of a U.S. CBDC.

[No! It is the first step in a campaign to convince the American public to reinforce the privately-owned Fed control over our economy and for the public to accept their policies as beneficial.]

The paper is not intended to advance any specific policy outcome, nor is it intended to signal that the Federal Reserve will make any imminent decisions about the appropriateness of issuing a U.S. CBDC.

[OCS: The policy outcome is Fed control. The signal is that we want to do it, but we must first condition the public battleground.] 

The twenty-two questions to start the “conversation” on CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) …

[OCS: Note that everything revolves around the implicit assumption that the “privately-owned” non-government entity will be controlling the monetary future of the nation.]

  1. What additional potential benefits, policy considerations, or risks of a CBDC may exist that have not been raised in this paper?
  2. Could some or all of the potential benefits of a CBDC be better achieved in a different way?
  3. Could a CBDC affect financial inclusion? Would the net effect be positive or negative for inclusion? [OCS: One might consider that any financial system be neutral and not be vulnerable to the type of inclusionary measures envisioned by social justice warriors. A key question, how many people do not have electronic devices, the ability to understand and use these devices, and wi-fi connectivity when and where it is needed?]
  4. How might a U.S. CBDC affect the Federal Reserve’s ability to effectively implement monetary policy in the pursuit of its maximum-employment and price-stability goals? [OCS: Will digital currencies affect the ability for the Fed to manipulate our currency and thus the broader economy on behalf of their ownership?]
  5. How could a CBDC affect financial stability? Would the net effect be positive or negative for stability?
  6. Could a CBDC adversely affect the financial sector? How might a CBDC affect the financial sector differently from stablecoins or other nonbank money?
  7. What tools could be considered to mitigate any adverse impact of CBDC on the financial sector? Would some of these tools diminish the potential benefits of a CBDC?
  8. If cash usage declines, is it important to preserve the general public’s access to a form of central bank money that can be used widely for payments? [OCS: Consider the storage of ALL money at the Fed using the Fed’s regulations?]
  9. How might domestic and cross-border digital payments evolve in the absence of a U.S. CBDC?
  10. How should decisions by other large economy nations to issue CBDCs influence the decision whether the United States should do so?
  11. Are there additional ways to manage potential risks associated with CBDC that were not raised in this paper?
  12. How could a CBDC provide privacy to consumers without providing complete anonymity and facilitating illicit financial activity? [OCS: They are only worried about anonymity from taxing authorities, intelligence, and law enforcement agencies – which have been politicized and corrupted. Remember, the government determines what is illicit.]
  13. How could a CBDC be designed to foster operational and cyber resiliency? What operational or cyber risks might be unavoidable?
  14. Should a CBDC be legal tender?
  15. Should a CBDC pay interest? If so, why and how? If not, why not?
  16. Should the amount of CBDC held by a single end-user be subject to quantity limits?
  17. What types of firms should serve as intermediaries for CBDC? What should be the role and regulatory structure for these intermediaries?
  18. Should a CBDC have "offline" capabilities? If so, how might that be achieved?
  19. Should a CBDC be designed to maximize ease of use and acceptance at the point of sale? If so, how?
  20. How could a CBDC be designed to achieve transferability across multiple payment platforms? Would new technology or technical standards be needed?
  21. How might future technological innovations affect design and policy choices related to CBDC?
  22. Are there additional design principles that should be considered? Are there tradeoffs around any of the identified design principles, especially in trying to achieve the potential benefits of a CBDC?

Bottom line…

Feel free to answer the questions and submit them to the Federal Reserve here.

But ask yourself, how will you respond to a regional disaster, a dead, dropped, or stolen device, lack of communications, or simply navigating a neighborhood and engaging in everyday transactions?

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 PRESIDENTIAL PUPPET SPEAKS...

Another sham, stage-managed press conference.

BIDEN-PRESSER

The real takeaway from this presser is that Biden appears to be detached from the reality that most of us experience on a daily basis.

I still would like to know what drugs he takes to allow him to function just enough to do a press conference.

For those wishing to read the President's prepared responses to staged questions -- Remarks by President Biden in Press Conference.

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



JOB OPPORTUNITY: CNN LOOKING FOR 3 DISINFORMATION SPECIALISTS

It appears that the progressive communist democrat propagandists at CNN have no sense of irony as they attempt to hire disinformation specialists. No joke, the positions exist.

Can YOU spot the disinformation below? We will provide tools to help!

Cnn-misinformation

Yes, CNN (also known as the Communist News Network) wants to hire people to cover disinformation. Obviously, a full-time job given that CNN’s coverage is almost wall-to-wall disinformation. 

Alex Koppelman, the managing editor for CNN Business, overseeing the coverage of tech, media, consumer, and transportation, as well as the site's features, went on to explain more…

What do we mean by covering misinformation? Really it's about covering reality: The uses, abuses, and distortions of it, the people twisting it, and the effect that has on all of us. We already do a lot of important work on this; we want to do more.

We’re looking for someone who can run day-to-day news on the beat, oversee incredibly sensitive and complicated and important enterprise stories, and help us define and develop the team,

Qualifications…

  • Committed progressive communist democrat agenda. (No conservatives need apply.)
  • Blind to CNN-generated disinformation while hyper-critical of anything not comporting with the progressive communist democrat narrative.
  • Must be able to watch White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki for hours without throwing up or calling bullshit.
  • Identify news and narratives and be able to transform one into the other.
  • Must be well-versed in woke ideology, Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, and the creation of alternative definitions.
  • Must be able to falsify, distort, garble, warp, twist, contort, deform, color, strain, and misrepresent any narrative on the fly.
  • Willing to ignore actual data and craft alternative narratives using a speculative fiction format.
  • Able to cut and paste documents to be used as program graphics.
  • Ability to create lower-third chyrons using state-of-the-art character generation equipment.
  • Can maintain a straight face or feigned emotion as needed.
  • Tolerant of co-worker and management sexual harassment.
  • Willing to take direction from management without questions.
  • Willing to donate a portion of your small salary to the Democratic National Committee and company-designated candidates.
  • BiPOCs preferred. (Self-identity declarations will not be referenced checked.)

Bottom line…

The Cable News Network (CNN), founded by Ted Turner and Reese Schonfeld as a 24-hour cable news channel headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia (not New York), was once a trusted and reliable media outlet. Now, CNN has lost all credibility as a news source and appears to be little more than the propaganda outlet for progressive communist democrats.

We are so screwed when we lack a free non-corporatized press in America. Unfortunately, our best domestic news comes from foreign sources.

-- 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



FROM THE LAND OF THE PERPETUALLY OUTRAGED

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NBA Co-Owner: I Don’t Care About China’s Genocide Against the Uyghurs. Deal With It.

NBA Team Owner: ‘Nobody Cares’ about Uyghur Genocide

NBA Owner Declares He Doesn’t Care About China’s Uyghurs

Co-owner of NBA’s Warriors slammed after saying ‘nobody cares about the Uyghurs’

Billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya says ‘nobody cares’ about Uyghurs in China

Golden State Warriors Owner Proudly Declares He Doesn’t Care About China’s Treatment of Uyghurs

In a discussion of human rights on episode 63 of the All-In podcast featuring Jason Calacanis, Chamath Palihapitiya, David Friedberg, and David Sacks, Chamath Palihapitiya commented that China’s treatment of the Uyghurs was not one of his primary concerns.

Calacanis: His [President Biden’s] China policy, the fact that he came out with a statement on the Uyghurs, I thought it was very strong.

You know, it’s one of the stronger things he did, but it’s not coming up in the polls.

Palihapitiya: Let’s be honest, nobody, nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs, okay? You bring it up because you really care. And I think that’s really nice that you care but ...

Calacanis: What? What do you mean nobody cares?

Palihapitiya: The rest of us don’t care. I’m just telling you a very hard truth.

Calacanis: Wait, you personally don’t care?

Palihapitiya: I’m telling you a very hard truth, okay? Of all the things that I care about. Yes, it is below my line. Okay, of all the things that I care about it is below my line.

Calacanis: Disappointing.

Palihapitiya’s media crime? Telling the truth about his personal feelings in a public forum.

You can’t have that -- or anything that does not support the progressive narrative or the “only do evil behind closed doors” mantra of the virtue-signaling elites burnishing their public images while stealing from the poor and disadvantaged.

Or in the case of major corporations headed by virtue-signaling progressives, profiting from the use of Uyghur’s slave labor to line their pockets with outrageous profits. Hear that Nike, Apple, and the National Basketball Association? 

Palihapitiya: “… if you're asking me do I care about a segment of a class of people in another country, not until we can take care of ourselves will I prioritize them over us and I think a lot of people believe that. And I'm sorry if that's a hard truth to hear but every time I say that I care about the Uyghurs, I’m really just lying if I don’t really care. And so, I’d rather not lie to you and tell you the truth, it’s not a priority for me.”

Of course, his commonly-held opinion was amplified in the media by the perpetually outraged media and NGO  pimps who profit from filling their pockets while “educating the world” on the evils of human rights violations but do nothing about them. That he is an elite billionaire investor and a minority stakeholder in the NBA’s Golden State Warriors only adds exploitable elements to the story.

The actual conversation starting about 14:48 is interesting and informative as you can hear about “luxury beliefs” and “virtue signaling” from a progressive truth-teller—also his allegiance to his adopted country.

The walk (back) of shame...

"In re-listening to this week's podcast, I recognize that I come across as lacking empathy. I acknowledge that entirely. As a refugee, my family fled a country with its own set of human rights issues so this is something that is very much a part of my lived experience. To be clear, my belief is that human rights matter, whether in China, the United States, or elsewhere. Full stop."

This is a perfect demonstration of wokeism: forget horrific crimes against humanity unless you publicly show the requisite amount of "empathy."

There is no doubt that Palihapitiya is a progressive who bemoans the number of black and brown men incarcerated in the United States. But to mention China and the United States in the same sentence about human rights violations is really abhorrent. 

Bottom line…

Funny, how the woke Golden State Warriors refuse to protest the NBA's acceptance of China's ethnic cleansing. Or refuses to sell NBA China-made merchandise.  

Chamath Palihapitiya may be an elite billionaire investor and hold progressive political views, but at least he isn’t afraid to tell his personal truth. That it is a despicable position is not the point -- unless you are a woke harpy shrew liberal. 

When will we see the Muslim nations defend the Muslim Uyghurs?  When will we see the United Nations, arguably the firestop against genocide and ethnic cleansing, stand up against China? Don't hold your breath. 

We are so screwed when we do not speak up and defend the truth.

-- 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



NEW YORK TIMES: CONDITIONING THE PROPAGANDA BATTLEFIELD FOR 2024?

SurrenderA recent article in the New York Times, We Need to Think the Unthinkable About Our Country, suggested that the upcoming 2024 presidential election could pose an existential threat to the United States of America.

The next national election will almost inevitably be viciously (perhaps violently) contested. It is fair to say that the right-wing threat to the United States — and its apparent goal of laying the groundwork for a power grab, if necessary, in 2024 — is politically existential.”

Of course, the opinion essay should be analyzed by considering the following factors:

Publication – the New York Times has a history of conveying Stalin’s propaganda, minimizing the initial reporting of the Holocaust, and is considered by many, myself included, to have devolved into America’s version of Pravda and now serves as the propaganda outlet for the progressive communist democrats and their authoritarian globalist friends.

Author – The key author is Jonathan Stevenson, “a senior fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the managing editor of Survival, served on the National Security Council staff in the Obama administration and is the author of ‘Thinking Beyond the Unthinkable.’”

According to Stevenson’s LinkedIn bio

  • Senior Fellow for US Defence; Managing Editor of Survival; International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS); Feb 2016 – Present (6 years)
  • Senior Fellow for Counter-terrorism; Editor, Strategic Survey; International Institute for Strategic Studies; Oct 1999 - Jul 2005 (5 years 10 months)

Organization – The International Institute for Strategic Studies is a British research institute in the area of international affairs whose first three years were funded by the uber-liberal New York-based Ford Foundation. Its beginnings can be linked to globalist elites who envisioned a European super-state to compete with the United States.  <Source>

The critical paragraph that says it all…

A year after the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol, the United States seems perhaps even more alarmingly fractious and divided. Regrettably, the right has sustained its support for Donald Trump and continued its assault on American democratic norms.

[OCS: Not only is this a classic example of projection, ascribing your behavior to the opposition, but an intellectually honest analyst would note that it was the Democrats that subverted major intelligence and law enforcement agencies, spied on American citizens, falsely promoted political hoaxes, demonstrably sold the influence of elected officials and appointees, interfered with the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections – and are now attempting to destroy the norms (e.g. filibuster) and subvert election integrity by usurping states’ rights and federalizing elections. Not to mention contesting all Republican wins and electoral college decisions.

The Capitol riot cannot even begin to compare with the true insurrectionist activities of Antifa or Black Lives Matter which cost American lives and billions of dollars of property damage. These people really did want to overthrow the government of the United States.]

Partisanship on display?

But systematic and dispassionate analysis of such possibilities has not widely emerged. In June 2020 the bipartisan Transition Integrity Project — comprising over 100 former and serving government officials, academics, research analysts, journalists and other experts — held tabletop exercises on four different 2020 election crisis scenarios. Selected teams hypothesized moves, countermoves, responses and counterresponses and in August 2020 published a broadly prescient report, which suggested that the election could be contested into 2021 and the transition process disrupted. It also included several preventive measures with an eye to 2024 and ’25. Perhaps understandably, given the political climate, most participants were reluctant to identify themselves publicly, and only a few talked to the media about the exercise.

[OCS: The project has links to Barack Obama and over 20 Obama White House staff and is funded by former Obama associate White House Counsel, Ian Bassin. Bassin heads the anti-Trump litigation efforts Protect Democracy Project and United to Protect Democracy. Bassin previously headed the far-left Avaaz network, founded in by MoveOn.org, as well as the Truman National Security Project, which has featured chief Joe Biden policy advisor Jake Sullivan and Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden on its board. The Transition Integrity Project is a group of NeverTrump activists, partnered with Open Society Foundation staffers, and partnered in turn with Chinese Communist Party officials.<Source>]

Predictably, far-right groups mobilized to dismiss the Transition Integrity Project’s activities as leftist psychological warfare, and some branded it a blueprint for a left-wing coup. That should not stop a reprise of the project’s efforts with respect to the 2024 election. In light of the lack of contingency planning for major violence on Jan. 6 by the Capitol Police and the Department of Homeland Security, such planning is presumably underway at federal law-enforcement agencies and the Pentagon. But that’s not enough.

[OCS: Along with projection, the mantra of the far left has always been “deny, deny, deny” when caught. A tactic famously employed by Hillary Clinton when she was caught “red-handed.” The evidence shows that the various agencies had forewarning of a potential attack, but the Democratic leadership, notably House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, turned down President Trump’s offer of assistance and it appears that D.C. Mayor Bowser crippled the Metropolitan Police.]

A right-wing minority — including many elected politicians — is now practicing a form of brinkmanship by threatening to unilaterally destroy American democracy, daring what it hopes is a timid and somnolent majority to resist. But that majority has the benefit of warning ahead of 2024.

[OCS: More projection.]

Leave it to the elite experts who have already mucked up the world…

War games, tabletop exercises, operations research, campaign analyses, conferences and seminars on the prospect of American political conflagration — including insurrection, secession, insurgency and civil war — should be proceeding at a higher tempo and intensity. Scholars of American politics need to pick up the torch from experts on the democratic decline in Europe, who first raised the alarm about growing dangers to American politics. The very process of intellectual interaction and collaboration among influential analysts of different political stripes could reconcile many of them to the undesirability of political upheaval and thus decrease its likelihood.

[OCS: Yeah. Right! Listen to the “intellectual interaction and collaboration among influential analysts” as they engage in mutually stimulating mental masturbation while they are wining, dining, and pocket-lining.]

Bottom line…

Do you want contingency plans? Fine! But you pathetic pussies are afraid to do your job lest you embarrass your political masters and those funding your cushy jobs. I have yet to see a contingency plan that deals with the failure of leadership, including politically corrupt leaders who are scared shitless to take decisive action lest it cost them their cushy positions, perks, privileges, and profits.

We are so screwed when thinktank “experts” pass along this type of political bullshit in the guise of analysis.

Consider cui bono, for whose benefit?

-- 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



UNBELIEVABLE: DEMOCRAT BLAMES FOLLOWERS FOR THE DISASTERS CAUSED BY THEIR LEADERSHIP

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Paul Begala, the arrogant, long-time Democrat strategist, CNN contributor, and Hillary Clinton ass-kisser, actually told CNN anchor Poppy Harlow that the problem is not with the leadership; it’s with the bad followers.

Harlow: Did President Biden put more effort into getting infrastructure passed, for example?

Begala: Well, he got infrastructure passed and that’s a good thing because success can breed success. He is putting the full force of the presidency behind it. I think the problem for the Democrats right now is not that they have bad leaders. They have bad followers, okay?” <Source>

Is this schmuck kidding? Like rank-and-file Democrats, even the most radical progressive communist democrats among them had anything to say about proposed legislation involving the infrastructure bill other than voting for the semi-vegetative Joe Biden and his cackling sidekick Kamala Harris.

A stunning event. A Democrat is telling other Democrats that the problem with today’s many problems is that they are bad followers.


“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



HERE IS WHAT I THINK, NO SCHIFF!

Recently I received a survey form from Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) soliciting my donation and, as if he really cares, my opinion on what issues ate most important to me.

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WHAT ISSUES MATIER MOST TO YOU?

  • Ending the pandemic – the pandemic is a medical, not a political issue, and cannot be ended by any particular government public policy. You cannot trust the government, at least the present Biden Administration, to tell you the truth about the efficacy of masks, vaccines, or lockdowns. What they claim is “science” is politicized science and the expert medical spokespeople they offer to the public are little more that politicized bureaucrats with medical credentials.
  • Making the economy work for everyone – our capitalist economic system allows for equality of opportunity and mobile economic class status. There will always be the strong and the weak, the wealthy and the poor -- unlike the socialist/communist economic system that purports to provide equality of outcomes to everybody. In truth the only thing shared by the masses is deprivation, misery, and the scarcity of goods and services -- except the ruling elite and their special interest friends who have a vested interest in the system and are immune from the consequences of the regime in power.
  • Climate change – the climate is constantly changing and the only thing new is the politicization of climate change to gain and maintain political power over the population and to loot the public treasury.
  • Protecting our democracy – One might ask from who? Foreign hostile powers who have used currency manipulation, bribes, and incentives to buy the votes of our politicians or who are buying up our critical infrastructure at record low prices? From a malevolent domestic political regime bend on grasping power at any costs?
  • Voting rights – Ask yourself if we are truly free to vote or just vote for the pre-selected candidates presented by the major parties? How did we get nominees like Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and Donald Trump? Are you seriously telling me that minorities cannot get free identification from their state governments.
  • Universal health care – This is a misnomer. We already have universal healthcare where anyone, even illegal aliens, can get healthcare. What they are talking about is single-payer healthcare where the government controls your health care and your life.
  • Racial justice – You do not end discrimination of one class of people by discriminating against another class of people. That is unless you are Marxists using class discrimination and identity politics to gain and maintain political; power.
  • LGBTQ rights – See racial justice. Just another example of identity politics.
  • Education – Despite the billions of dollars poured into the system, we are indoctrinating students, not educating them. The average six grader in the early 1900s was more knowledgeable and accomplished than some of today’s college students. The teachers’ unions are a form of organized crime and are political entities that stand idly by while another generation of function illiterates is created by our school system. Even lowering or eliminating standards is not enough to disguise the fact that Johnny, Suzie, Mohamed, Jing, Pedro, and Kumar cannot read, write, or do arithmetic – or lack historical knowledge to measure how they are getting screwed.
  • Immigration – Without controlled borders, you do not have a nation state. We are seeing the dilution of our economic assets and culture by those illegal aliens who are being allowed entry by politicians.
  • Reproductive rights – This is a code word for abortion. If politicians were really concerned with body autonomy and freedoms, there would be no vaccine or mask mandates.
  • Gun violence prevention – There is no such thing as gun violence. It is violence caused by individuals who choose to use a gun. The solution is punish crime and criminals, not law-abiding gun owners who have an inalienable right to self-defense.
  • Paid family & medical leave – This is wealth re-distribution for political purposes. Unearned entitlements as enticement to vote Democrat.
  • Affordable housing – The reason housing is not affordable can be correlated directly to the political control of zoning and building codes on behalf of the developers who are politically powerful and who are directly and indirectly bribing our local politicians.
  • Other – political corruption and lying/leaking progressive communist democrats like Representative Adam Schiff who alters evidence before presenting it to Congress and the American public. And, of course, a politically corrupt media that acts as propagandists for the regime.

Considering his education, Schiff is not stupid; he is malevolent…

Schiff graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and graduated with honor with a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. So when I see him lie, it is either he is a pathological liar or malevolent.

From a recent email...

Stephen — I wanted to share some thoughts as the Senate is set to debate voting rights and the filibuster this week.

A few days ago, President Biden came to a Senate Caucus meeting to urge Senators to pass voting rights and not let the filibuster get in the way. After spending decades in the Senate himself, he understood the need for a change in the Senate rules if the nation was going to move forward, not backward.

[OCS: Consider the Senate rules that attempt to check the power of the majority, by providing a rule that prolongs debate on proposed legislation so as to delay or entirely prevent a decision without 60 Senators voting to end debate using the Senate’s cloture rule. To eliminate the filibuster would give the majority party the ability to pass any legislation without check. Not all legislation, especially some measures proposed by the progressive communist democrats are good for the nation or advance the cause of democracy.]

But just prior to his speaking, and knowing the purpose of this personal visit by the President of the United States, one of the Democratic Senators took to the Senate floor to pledge her loyalty to the filibuster even if it meant the death of voting rights. That’s right, a member of the President’s own party would not even allow him to make the case without preemptively telling him and the country she thought it a waste of time.

[OCS: It is a brave individual who stands up for the Senate Rules; against the overwhelming scorn of her party, the President of the United States, and the propagandists in the mainstream and social media.

Truth be told, the proposed voting rights legislation would not only usurp the power of the states to control their own electoral process, but would facilitate voter fraud on a massive scale by eliminating many election integrity countermeasures. In essence it federalizes voting procedures.

President Joe Biden, himself, spilled the beans,  “The struggle’s no longer just who gets to vote, or making it easier for eligible people to vote, it’s about who gets to count the vote and whether your vote counts at all.”]

It is maddening, and I won’t sugarcoat what it means for the likelihood of success legislatively, in pushing back against the pernicious Republican efforts to disenfranchise people and compromise the integrity of our elections.

Instead, I come back to something the Speaker often tells us, “we don’t agonize, we organize.”

[OCS: This would be the corrupt Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. Who, truth be told, should be regarded as a co-conspirator in the January 6 riots and forced to testify about her part in stage-managing the events that occurred.]

All around the country, we must ensure that whatever obstacle is put in our way, we will help Americans vote, and make sure every vote is counted. We will protect independent elections officials from harassment — including death threats — so that they remain in their important posts. We will use the courts to challenge any effort to turn away citizens with the right to vote, or to use these anti-democratic new processes to overturn the popular will at the polls.

[OCS: It was Democrat shyster Marc Elias, the bagman for the Trump/Russia hoax dossier, that went around the nation trying to implement illegal voting procedures. It was the progressive communist democrats who fought tooth-and-nail against forensic audits of voting results or refused to cooperate with election investigations – even with clear proof of procedural violations and suspicious electoral activity.]

In short, we will save our democracy.

[OCS: The Democrats are like Seinfeld’s George Costanza, everything they says should be taken as the opposite of what they means. In short, instead of saving democracy, the Democrat-proposed legislation will diminish democracy and move us closer to big government authoritarian rule. The goal, voter subversion that will ensure that the Democrats can become a perpetual party that controls America.]

As Americans, we have an important democratic legacy to protect. And we will do everything in our power to do so. We will do our duty to our country, and to our children and grandchildren.

[OCS: Liar/Leaker Adam Schiff is an amoral piece of Schiff that has proven over and over again that his loyalty to his corrupt party supersedes his duty to the Constitution, our nation and his constituents.]

Thank you for doing your part. I can’t tell you how much it means to me.

[OCS: If you really want to do your part, demand Adam Schiff be disciplined for not demonstrating the qualities of honesty, fairness, candor, trustworthiness, observance of fiduciary responsibility, respect for and obedience to the law, and respect for the rights of others and for the judicial process. Namely lying to Congress, altering evidence, engaging in a conspiracy to interfere with a presidential election, and obstruction of justice.]

Bottom line…

Ignore this piece of Schiff.

We're 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 BULLSHIT METER IS PEGGED AT PEAK BULLSHIT

At this point, when we cannot trust our government, our elected officials, and the media, it is time to hold those politicians and institutions responsible for our woes, at the local, state, and national level, accountable for the damage wreaked on America. Even in our time of peril, the bullshit meter is pegged!

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   THE FUMBLING BUMBLING IDIOTS AT THE FBI ARE NOW GIVING COVER TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS?

Almost anything coming from FBI Director Christopher Wray’s FBI should be regarded with more than a healthy does of skepticism.

Considering the FBI’s numerous botched investigations, their denials of participation in “false flag” or entrapment public relations stunts, the finding that white supremacists are among the greatest threats to our nation while ignoring that Antifa and Black Lives Matter are murdering people and destroying property, to the ludicrous and unbelievable statement that “the Texas synagogue hostage taker's demands were specifically focused on issue not connected to the Jewish community.”

The FBI’s continued contentions that it is not clear why British national Malik Faisal Akram targeted the synagogue is disingenuous at best. As are the messages of Democrat politicians professing to “stand with “the Jews” while anti-Semitism runs rampant in the Democrat Party and un-American anti-Semites (Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Jamaal Bowman of New York, and Cori Bush of Missouri) spew their hatred on the House floor.

Applying the Administration’s favorite statistical rule: disparate impact. we cannot help but note that while Jews comprise 2% of the US population, and only 0.6% of the Texas population and there are three synagogues in the Fort Worth area set amid over 1,200 churches, this domestic terrorist seeking to liberate the individual known as “Lady Al-Qaeda” just wandered into Synagogue to take hostages.

The FBI’s statement that “We are continuing to work to find motive” should be given as much credence as O.J. Simpson’s claim to be looking for the true killers of his wife.

From all appearances, the FBI motto, “Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity,” should be replaced by the George Costanza Rule, Think and Do the Opposite.”

ROMNEY PROVES ITS NEVER TOO LATE TO SELL OUT YOUR NATION

Romney: Biden botched election reform by not talking to centrist Republicans

Mitt Romney said Sunday the White House never reached out to him on voting rights even though the Utah Republican is one of the few GOP senators who might be open to a bipartisan overhaul of election laws.

“Sadly, this election reform bill that the president has been pushing, I never got a call on that from the White House. There was no negotiation bringing Republicans and Democrats together to try and come up with something that would meet bipartisan interest,” Mr. Romney told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” <Source>

Just what the nation needs in its time of peril, a big-government aisle-hopping corporatist willing to sell out America by federalizing voting and destroying whatever election integrity that might exist. Romney makes the feckless, weak-willed, aisle hopping sell-outs like Lindsey Graham, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski look like patriots. In my mind, a centrist Republican is little more than a democrat in disguise.

TRUMP IS ALREADY TRASHING RON DeSANTIS

There is little doubt in my mind that the GOP has a pattern and practice of destroying their Republican primary contenders that makes running Democrat opposition advertising during the general election almost unnecessary. Instead of highlighting his own accomplishments or attacking the progressive communist democrats and their propagandists in the mainstream and social media, we find Donald Trump is trashing Ron DeSantis. the second most popular GOP contender in the nation. Continuing to label him as an ingrate with a "dull personality" and no realistic chance of beating him in a potential 2024 showdown.

I can only characterize Romney as a transparently cynical, cowardly and dishonest democrat wannabe.

CHINA: THE OTHER PANDEMIC

With nearly all of the fentanyl plaguing the United States coming from Communist China and Communist North Korea, when are American legislators going to treat this matter as chemical warfare from a hostile foreign actor. Unlike crack cocaine, fentanyl is deserving of enhanced sentences that are exempt from the machinations of George Soros-backed District Attorneys who want to decriminalize all drugs. We are also seeing fentanyl-laced marijuana, meth, and cocaine. According to the stats, “More adults between 18 and 45 died of fentanyl overdoses in 2020 than COVID-19, motor vehicle accidents, cancer and suicide.” Mexico cartels are fast becoming the transnational proxy for China.

THE DECLINING VALUE OF CITIZENSHIP

Once again, we see the progressive communist democrats pushing to allow illegal aliens to vote in local races. The reason is simple, most local elections are held simultaneously with state and federal elections and that ballots, once stripped of their cover envelopes, cannot be identified as coming from illegal aliens. Totally polluting our election integrity and diluting the vote of legal citizens. Additionally, illegal aliens are getting breaks when it comes to vaccine mandates, petty crimes, and traffic infractions. Not to be forgotten, shielded from deportation for serious crimes.

THE NEXT CHINA VIRUS?

It appears that China is reporting the community transmission of hemorrhagic fever of which Ebola is an extreme and deadly variant. Coincidently, the FDA has recently approved  a vaccine for Ebola (December 2019). So why are we allowing travel to and from China and one of its major trading partners Brazil which also is reporting problems?

In mid-December 2021 reports were coming out of China’s northwest region of a rise in severe cases and deaths due to hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (“HFRS”) caused by hantavirus – one of the viruses identified by the US Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) as a potential Category C bioterrorism agent. Coincidently, the FDA has just approved zapnometinib (January 2022) for the treatment of hantavirus infections.

The communist regime in China is hiding the nature and spread of this latest disease. This has many experts worried including Dr. Robert Malone who is the inventor of the mRNA vaccines. <Source>

The Official English-language Communist China media outlet, the Global Times, is reporting “Multiple unclear transmission chains, hemorrhagic fever highlight necessity of Xi’an lockdown as Winter Olympics approaches.”

Because the progressive communist democrats have made it impossible to believe the government or its health agencies and the corrupt media moguls and tech tyrants are censoring the news, it is hard to know what to believe. The only reliable assumption is that the government, local, state, and federal, want to keep their emergency powers and their media propagandists are invested in spreading fear in the land.

These are all bio-warfare agents, partially funded by two Americans, Anthony Fauci and Peter Daszak.

Bottom line…

There is no doubt that America is facing a crisis, a threat that could dramatically and permanently alter the course of the nation's trajectory in the wrong direction. Our enemies are tanking our economy, kneecapping our military, and eroding our
allies' trust in us to the point of open hostility and cutting deals with our enemies. Considering our enemies have penetrated our institutions and corporations to steal intellectual property, isn't it a possibility that they are also sabotaging their
flagship projects? And, they are doing much of the damage, not with foreign agents, but Americans just following orders of their corrupted superiors.

We are being screwed, and most concerning, it is beyond our control as crooked politicians continue to wheel-and-deal with taxpayer funds.

-- 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