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THE PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRAT GRIFT CONTINUES

Uk-afThe United States, at the urging of the Biden Administration, has committed $15.2 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden administration, including $14.5 billion since Russia invaded Ukraine. 

A few days ago, the U.S. announced another $675 million weapons package to Ukraine, including additional High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, high-speed anti-radiation missiles, and more than 5,000 anti-armor systems, among other equipment.

So as the United States is pouring billions of taxpayer funds into Ukraine, much at the behest of the U.S. military-industrial complex, who is keeping track of the funds and the use of the weaponry? Or, like our abject surrender in Afghanistan, will this come back to bite us in the ass – with our own weapons deployed against American citizens?

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will be addressing U.S. defense contractors as he headlines the annual Future Force Capabilities Conference and continues his carefully orchestrated “charm” campaign to mask the fact that he is a budding oligarch in one of the most corrupt countries outside of Russia -- where institutional corruption is a way of life.

There is little doubt in my mind that the progressive communist democrats in the Obama/Biden White House and the U.S. State Department, under the direction of Victoria Nuland, were complicit in igniting the current war in Ukraine with their covert regime change actions.

Leaked Audio shows Obama & Biden plotting regime change in Ukraine during 2014 Maidan

Barack Obama and Joe Biden orchestrated a coup in Ukraine which destabilized the region and allowed neo-Nazis to take over the country, according to a leaked audio recording from 2014.

One of the key players in that coup, Victoria Nuland, who served in the State Department under Obama, can be heard on tape planning that coup in Ukraine.

Nuland is a pro-Hillary “anti-Trumper” who was instrumental in spreading Hillary’s discredited “Steele dossier” that served as the basis for special counsel Robert Mueller’s witch-hunt against President Trump.

However between 2013-2016, he was serving as U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine. During that phone call, Nuland and Pyatt brought up two individuals…then national security adviser to the vice president, Jake Sullivan, and the vice president himself, Joe Biden. The discussion between the two revolved around the State Department’s “pick” for prime minister of a so-called “unity government” in Ukraine.

One might ask, why was the United States involved in deciding who should be the “pick” for prime minister of a foreign country? That’s a great question. During the review of the three candidates for the post, State picked a man named Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

According to GP, Joe Biden was intimately involved in the decision, since Obama had appointed him as the “point man” for Ukraine. Ironically at about the same time, Biden’s son Hunter Biden was appointed to the board at Burisma Energy Holdings, one of the largest such companies in Ukraine, despite having zero experience in the energy sector.

So in essence what occurred was that the former government of Ukraine was deposed, and the United States, with Biden at the helm, helped stage a coup and then pick the man they decided should lead Ukraine, not the duly elected head of the government.

In the leaked phone conversation between Nuland and Pyatt, the former expressed frustration with the European Union’s response to the situation then-occurring in Ukraine.

Nuland: “So, that would be great, I think, to help glue this thing and have the U.N. [United Nations] help glue it. And, you know, Fuck the EU.”

“So let me work on Klitschko [former mayor of Kyiv] and if you can just keep…we want to try to get somebody with an international personality to come out here and help to midwife this thing. The other issue is some kind of outreach to Yanukovych [deposed Ukrainian president] but we probably regroup on that tomorrow as we see how things start to fall into place.”

Nuland: “So on that piece Geoff, when I wrote the note [US vice-president’s national security adviser Jake] Sullivan’s come back to me VFR [direct to me], saying you need Biden and I said probably tomorrow for an atta-boy and to get the deets [details] to stick. So Biden’s willing.”

Nuland: “Good. I don’t think Klitsch should go into the government. I don’t think it’s necessary, I don’t think it’s a good idea.”

Pyatt: “Yeah. I guess…in terms of him not going into the government, just let him sort of stay out and do his political homework and stuff. I’m just thinking in terms of the process moving ahead and we want to keep the moderate Democrats together. The problem is going to be Tyahnybok and his guys…”

Nuland: “I think Yats is the guy who’s got the economic experience, the governing experience. He’s the…what he needs is Klitsch and Tyahnybok on the outside. He needs to be talking to them four times a week, you know. I think Klitsch going in…he’s going to be at that level working for Yatseniuk, it’s just not gonna work.” <Source>

Joe Biden Admits to Quid Pro Quo Involving Ukraine

This is an example of the classic projection of the progressive communist democrats who accuse their opposition of their own behavior. Remember, the Democrats impeached Donald Trump for asking the Ukraine President to investigate the firing of the prosecutor looking into Hunter Biden’s dealings with Burisma.

Only the corruption and weakness of Joe Biden encouraged and empowered Russian President Putin’s attack on Ukraine. And the same people who created this international catastrophe are still in positions of power.

Bottom line…

I did not work hard all of my life to support bureaucrats in Ukraine or pay off my rich neighbor’s son’s Harvard Law degree, which will probably result in a $200-plus starting salary.

The Obama/Biden administration is bleeding us dry, using the Cloward-Piven strategy to collapse our institutions and internal safety nets to destroy America from within.

Technically speaking, Ukraine is mostly a European problem. If the progressive communist democrats and the Obama acolytes in the Obama/Biden were not so corrupt, they would have pushed to continue America’s energy independence to allow the U.S. to shore up Europe with energy so they could divert resources to Ukraine.

Unless we put safeguard stopgaps in congress now, we are totally screwed.

-- Steve

Gop


“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


IS THERE AN AMERICA IN YOUR FUTURE?

With the passing of England's Queen and the ascension of a not-too-bright globalist to the throne, it seems appropriate to consider our future here in America.

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Given my age and medical condition, I am closer to the end of the journey than even the middle. Not only does this provide perspective, but it also reduces your patience and tolerance for bullshit. Hence it is the older generation who must explain life to those starting on the journey or those still blindly traveling to an unknown destination.

My worldview…

American history is not the story of serendipitous achievement; it is the story of failure and overcoming adversity to drive progress and growth.

Likewise, the reputation and achievement of our nation's leaders, some considered exceptional in our minds, were driven by unplanned situations and circumstances beyond their control.

In essence, our future as a nation is one big crapshoot of probabilistic fortunes.

We are not in a good place…

There is little doubt that the corruption of the Democrats and the fecklessness of the GOP have brought us to a dark place. A place where recovery is questionable as both sides vie for political power. Power not to achieve but to maintain their control and suppress dissent and rebellion.

Our watchdogs, the so-called free press willing to speak truth to power, has morphed into lapdogs ready to grow fat and happy being fed scraps from the master's table.

Our American culture is not failing or falling; it is incrementally changing. Change slow enough not to cause immediate outrage and rebellion but to allow young students to learn acceptance in the indoctrination centers we call schools. I could have never imagined a nation that would openly teach racism in the guise of diversity and critical race theory. Or to declare mathematics as the racist tool of the white patriarchy.

That previously regarded as invulnerable and unchallengeable is now subject to groupthink and the pondering of randos on social media platforms -- which they mistake as a representation of reality. Imagine, experiencing life through an iPhone with "friends" you will never meet and thinking that if you do not exist on social media, you do not exist in life.

The turning point?

If one were to look for a foundational event of our decline, I would suggest it came with the media coronation of Barack Obama, a man of no real achievement other than his association with powerful and dodgy friends. Obama promised fundamental transformation, and he succeeded. Even against a background of outrageous scandals and the corruption of the Clintons and Bidens, he was able to seed and deeply bury his acolytes just below the surfaces of power centers where they could impede or promote policies that steered the ship of state.

The greatest calamity…

I do not doubt that the greatest calamity facing the United States is not global warming, which appears to be a world-class hoax perpetrated by self-serving elites, but the destruction of our Constitution, the procedural framework that protects our individual rights.

Today's progressive communist democrats do not let traditional norms or rules interfere in their quest for power. Morals have become subjective rather than objective. Moral equivalency takes no position on good and evil, only its perception from another framework or point of view. Thus, twelfth-century barbarism is morally justified in the world of the Taliban. The true horror is that modern virtue-signaling individuals who see evil and pretend it is simply another lifestyle is what will bring our nation to its knees.

These virtue-signaling individuals promote the pretense of equality which they realize belies the very essence of human nature and its immutable natural laws. They use behavioral economics to "nudge" others into compliance by offering incentives, mostly non-cash convenience, and expedience -- gain with no pain.

Bottom line…

Our greatest weapons, our system of governance, military might, potent men, fertile women, and a robust supply of water, food, and natural resources are being artificially eroded. We are seeing the destruction of the nuclear family, the confusion of the sexes into non-reproductive constructs, and our water being flushed into the ocean at the expense of agriculturally productive land.

No nation is immune from decline and destruction when its energy sector, underlying all human and economic activity, is compromised -- either naturally or artificially.

Without knowing history, there is no way to discuss the level of your misery or degree of slavery.

So there we are -- screwed by the progressive communist democrats who must be defeated politically by leaders willing to root out and eliminate embedded ideological traitors who hate the United States.

-- 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


DEMOCRATS OPEN PANDORA'S BOX IN SEEKING TRUMP TAX RETURNS

Democrats, be careful what you seek…

“Pandora's box is an artifact in Greek mythology connected with the myth of Pandora in Hesiod's Works and Days. Hesiod reported that curiosity led her to open a container left in the care of her husband, thus releasing physical and emotional curses upon mankind.”

How many people would like to examine the detailed tax returns of Democrats and affiliated organizations?

  • Bill & Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation
  • President Barack Obama
  • President Joe Biden
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
  • Senator Diane Feinstein

All under the legitimate legislative purpose of improving financial disclosures of multi-millionaire politicians.

D.C. Court of appeals rules  I.R.C. § 6103(f)(1) constitutional…

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III. Conclusion

The 2021 Request seeks information that may inform the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means as to the efficacy of the Presidential Audit Program, and therefore, was made in furtherance of a subject upon which legislation could be had. Further, the Request did not violate separation of powers principles under any of the potentially applicable tests primarily because the burden on the Executive Branch and the Trump Parties is relatively minor. Finally, § 6103(f)(1) is not facially unconstitutional because there are many circumstances under which it can be validly applied, and Treasury’s decision to comply with the Request did not violate the Trump Parties’ First Amendment rights. We affirm.< Source>

Internal Revenue Code…

Sec. 6103. Confidentiality And Disclosure Of Returns And Return Information

I.R.C. § 6103(f) Disclosure To Committees Of Congress

I.R.C. § 6103(f)(1) Committee On Ways And Means, Committee On Finance, And Joint Committee On Taxation —

Upon written request from the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives, the chairman of the Committee on Finance of the Senate, or the chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, the Secretary shall furnish such committee with any return or return information specified in such request, except that any return or return information which can be associated with, or otherwise identify, directly or indirectly, a particular taxpayer shall be furnished to such committee only when sitting in closed executive session unless such taxpayer otherwise consents in writing to such disclosure.

I.R.C. § 6103(f)(2) Chief Of Staff Of Joint Committee On Taxation —

Upon written request by the Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, the Secretary shall furnish him with any return or return information specified in such request. Such Chief of Staff may submit such return or return information to any committee described in paragraph (1), except that any return or return information which can be associated with, or otherwise identify, directly or indirectly, a particular taxpayer shall be furnished to such committee only when sitting in closed executive session unless such taxpayer otherwise consents in writing to such disclosure.

I.R.C. § 6103(f)(3) Other Committees —

Pursuant to an action by, and upon written request by the chairman of, a committee of the Senate or the House of Representatives (other than a committee specified in paragraph (1)) specially authorized to inspect any return or return information by a resolution of the Senate or the House of Representatives or, in the case of a joint committee (other than the joint committee specified in paragraph (1)) by concurrent resolution, the Secretary shall furnish such committee, or a duly authorized and designated subcommittee thereof, sitting in closed executive session, with any return or return information which such resolution authorizes the committee or subcommittee to inspect. Any resolution described in this paragraph shall specify the purpose for which the return or return information is to be furnished and that such information cannot reasonably be obtained from any other source.

I.R.C. § 6103(f)(4) Agents Of Committees And Submission Of Information To Senate Or House Of Representatives

I.R.C. § 6103(f)(4)(A) Committees Described In Paragraph (1) —

Any committee described in paragraph (1) or the Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation shall have the authority, acting directly, or by or through such examiners or agents as the chairman of such committee or such chief of staff may designate or appoint, to inspect returns and return information at such time and in such manner as may be determined by such chairman or chief of staff. Any return or return information obtained by or on behalf of such committee pursuant to the provisions of this subsection may be submitted by the committee to the Senate or the House of Representatives, or to both. The Joint Committee on Taxation may also submit such return or return information to any other committee described in paragraph (1), except that any return or return information which can be associated with, or otherwise identify, directly or indirectly, a particular taxpayer shall be furnished to such committee only when sitting in closed executive session unless such taxpayer otherwise consents in writing to such disclosure.

I.R.C. § 6103(f)(4)(B) Other Committees —

Any committee or subcommittee described in paragraph (3) shall have the right, acting directly, or by or through no more than four examiners or agents, designated or appointed in writing in equal numbers by the chairman and ranking minority member of such committee or subcommittee, to inspect returns and return information at such time and in such manner as may be determined by such chairman and ranking minority member. Any return or return information obtained by or on behalf of such committee or subcommittee pursuant to the provisions of this subsection may be submitted by the committee to the Senate or the House of Representatives, or to both, except that any return or return information which can be associated with, or otherwise identify, directly or indirectly, a particular taxpayer, shall be furnished to the Senate or the House of Representatives only when sitting in closed executive session unless such taxpayer otherwise consents in writing to such disclosure.

I.R.C. § 6103(f)(5) Disclosure By Whistleblower —

Any person who otherwise has or had access to any return or return information under this section may disclose such return or return information to a committee referred to in paragraph (1) or any individual authorized to receive or inspect information under paragraph (4)(A) if such person believes such return or return information may relate to possible misconduct, maladministration, or taxpayer abuse. <Source>

Bottom line…

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Politics is a two-edged sword that cuts both ways – if only the GOP has the balls to use it to slay the progressive communist democrat dragon.

Otherwise, we are 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


HOW FAR LEFT IS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY?

Once again, we must consider the idiocy of the corrupt progressive communist democrat party…

  • Can you imagine the Democrats selecting, supporting, and massively funding a communist running for the Senate in Pennsylvania?
  • A cognitively impaired communist who is often as incoherent as President Joe Biden?
  • A physically unwell communist candidate who might not survive his term in office?
  • A communist candidate who refuses to debate his opponent?
  • A communist who pulled a shotgun on an innocent black voter – a core constituency of the Democrat Party. Where is the outrage and condemnation from the Black activists, or are they too busy spending their “walk-around money?”

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  • A communist candidate protected by the media and social media platforms?
  • A communist candidate that wants to close the jails, release criminals into the community, and defund the police?
  • A communist candidate who wants to open the borders?
  • A communist candidate to the left of Berne Sanders?
  • A communist candidate who lived with his parents and received an allowance until he was forty?

Oh! Did I mention he was a communist running for office in Pennsylvania, the birthplace of liberty?

In his own words, Fetterman admits wrongdoing... 

Bottom line…

Progressive-communist-democratsWhat the hell are the progressive communist democrats doing to our Constitution, Country, and Children?

And as I said before, Republicans may not have all the answers or the guts to push back, but it is the Democrats at the root of the destruction of America.

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


SOMETHING STINKS IN UKRAINE

Trojan-horse

It is truly a crazy world when the establishment’s financial journal of record allows the head of a notoriously corrupt country to make an editorial pitch for a country in an unwinnable war and sucking up billions of free U.S. taxpayer dollars.

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Invest in the Future of Ukraine
It’s a land of surprising opportunity, which aspires to become a major hub for information technology.
By Volodymyr Zelensky

I told the World Economic Forum in May that I plan great leaps ahead for the postwar Ukrainian economy. I committed my administration to creating a favorable environment for investment that would make Ukraine the greatest growth opportunity in Europe since the end of World War II.

[OCS: Already, the head of one of the most corrupt nations in the world outside of Africa is cozying up to the European socialist elites who want to exert control over western nations.]

Today, with the introduction of Advantage Ukraine, I am delivering on that promise. I invite foreign investors and companies with ambition to see the advantage in investing in the future of Ukraine, and to recognize the tremendous growth potential our country presents. We have already identified options for more than $400 billion of potential investment, which reach from public-private partnerships to privatization and private ventures. With the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development, we have formed a project team of investment bankers and researchers, appointed by Ukraine’s Economy Ministry, that will work with businesses interested in investing.

[OCS: Public-private partnerships is a code phrase for a strongman-dominated government-controlled enterprise system. As for privatization and private ventures, think Putin-style oligarchs kicking back billions to Putin. More troubling is the involvement of the U.S. Agency for International Development, a taxpayer-funded piggybank for special interests and political operatives.]

While Ukraine is recognized for its agriculture, the breadbasket of Europe, the nation is less well known for its leadership in science and technology. Our country has a growing, well-educated, English-speaking workforce with in-demand STEM capabilities. Today, Ukraine has more graduates with degrees in technology than most European countries, while 240,000 citizens are employed in the information-technology sector (this is forecast by the Ukrainian government to grow to 450,000 by 2024). Additionally, I am proud that Ukraine leads among central and eastern European countries in research and development and IT outsourcing.

[OCS: Whatever it is, it is not a democracy with a stable legal system that will protect investors. Want proof? Ask President Biden about the quid pro quo firing of the prosecutor looking into Burisma. As for trusting a communist-infiltrated country with the keys to your IT Kingdom, I’m not so sure about that – any more that I am not sure that Russia will not replace Zelensky with a puppet.]

To create a safe, transparent environment for business engagement, Ukraine is pursuing investment guarantees from both the Group of Seven and the European Union, reforming the country’s tax system, and establishing a strong new legal framework. Our country has already adopted rules and laws to allow companies to build transparent corporate structures, attract foreign investment more easily, and use additional mechanisms to protect intangible assets. Favorable conditions will allow us to establish Ukraine as a powerful IT hub and implement innovative business ideas quickly and effectively.

[OCS: Yada. Yada. Yada. About what you expect to hear from a Bernie Madoff before disappearing your life savings.]

Ukrainians are grateful for the support we have received from around the world, but today I am writing not to ask for favors. Advantage Ukraine, our new program, outlines investment opportunities that will unleash the economic potential of Ukraine while delivering growth for those who have the vision to invest.

[OCS: I call bullshit! His hand is out, and he is raking in the dough. Convincing America to fund the rebuild of Ukraine's war-torn nation at the expense of America's military might and infrastructure is a bad investment.]

I stand by what I said in May, and I say it now with even greater conviction: Ukraine is a land of surprising opportunity. I personally invite you to be surprised by our potential and to invest in the future of Ukraine.

[OCS: Who knows if Zelensky will survive the coming months to guarantee a future that looks less likely without a lasting peace agreement that benefits Russia.]

Mr. Zelensky is president of Ukraine. <Source>

A little history…

Political fiefdoms of the oligarchs

As a result of constitutional changes enacted since 2004, the Ukrainian parliament has substantial new powers to name and dismiss the prime minister and much of the cabinet, with no presidential veto. Thus, whoever becomes prime minister will largely overshadow President Yushchenko on domestic policy questions.

Another crucial benefit of membership in parliament is immunity from criminal prosecution—a distinct threat for most of Ukraine’s business-political elite, including those associated with the Orange Revolution.

The ultimate composition of the ruling coalition is of great importance to Ukraine’s oligarchs, who, like their counterparts across the former Soviet Union, conduct their affairs in the manner of Mafioso and consider the official levers of governmental power little more than mechanisms for self-enrichment and settling old scores. <Source>

The U.S. Department of State and the CIA fomented revolution in Ukraine.

The U.S. Department of State recently congratulated Ukraine on its third revolution anniversary. 

"Three years ago, thousands of Ukrainians came together on the Maidan, Kyiv's central square, to demand that their voices be heard," on its website, the U.S. Department of State
During this revolution, Ukraine citizens were out in harsh temperatures and often vindicated by police and security forces. All of this was done in order to have a peaceful government and to "recognize their choice to join Europe."
The State Department is proud of the progress the Ukraine has accomplished since the revolution, and expects further progress to be made.
"As we remember the courage and resolve shown by the Ukrainian people in the Revolution of Dignity, the United States calls on Ukraine’s leaders to strengthen efforts to fight corruption and continue the political and economic reforms that will honor those who gave their lives to secure a better, more democratic future for Ukraine" the State Department said.
Since 1991, the U.S. has served as strong supporter for the people of Ukraine and its country. Moving forward, the U.S. Department of State reports it will continue to support and be an ally in Ukraine's fight for a strong and peaceful revolution. <Source>

The Ukraine Mess That Nuland Made

As the Ukrainian army squares off against ultra-right and neo-Nazi militias in the west and violence against ethnic Russians continues in the east, the obvious folly of the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy has come into focus even for many who tried to ignore the facts, or what you might call “the mess that Victoria Nuland made.”

Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs “Toria” Nuland was the “mastermind” behind the Feb. 22, 2014 “regime change” in Ukraine, plotting the overthrow of the democratically elected government of President Viktor Yanukovych while convincing the ever-gullible US mainstream media that the coup wasn’t really a coup but a victory for “democracy.”

Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland, who pushed for the Ukraine coup and helped pick the post-coup leaders.

To sell this latest neocon-driven “regime change” to the American people, the ugliness of the coup-makers had to be systematically airbrushed, particularly the key role of neo-Nazis and other ultra-nationalists from the Right Sektor. For the US-organized propaganda campaign to work, the coup-makers had to wear white hats, not brown shirts. <Source>

Victoria Nuland, Obama official linked to anti-Trump dossier, to testify before Congress

Former State Department official Victoria Nuland, who reportedly connected FBI officials to the former British spy who wrote the infamous anti-Trump dossier, will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee next week.

Ms. Nuland, a longtime State Department official who served in the George W. Bush administration as the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, served during the Obama administration as assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs.

In that capacity, according to the book “Russian Roulette,” she played an instrumental role in the evolution of Christopher Steele’s negative campaign research on then-presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2016 by giving permission for an FBI agent in London to meet with the former U.K. intelligence officer. <Source>

Official Linked to ‘Spygate’ Hatched Plan for Biden to Force Firing of Top Ukrainian Prosecutor

State Department Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland worked with U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt in late 2015 to create a plan to force the firing of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, according to [senior State Department official] Kent. Nuland was also among a network of Obama administration officials involved in the distribution and recirculation of the infamous Steele dossier, the document used by the FBI to secure a maximally intrusive spy warrant to surveil a Trump-campaign associate.

“My understanding is that the conversations that were near-daily between Ambassador Pyatt and Toria Nuland regarding what to do on the way forward then included pitching the office of the Vice President to push President Poroshenko to remove Shokin,” Kent told lawmakers on Oct. 15.

Biden ultimately carried out Nuland’s plan during a visit to Ukraine in December 2015 and has since bragged, on at least two occasions, about forcing Shokin’s firing by threatening to cut off the loan guarantees. At the time Biden exerted pressure on Ukraine, Shokin was investigating Burisma, the Ukrainian gas giant that was paying Biden’s son Hunter Biden to serve on its board of directors. The Ukrainian president asked for Shokin’s resignation two months after Biden’s overture. The Ukrainian Parliament approved the resignation on March 29, 2016. <Source>

And what about the real Nazis in Ukraine?

Jon Stewart honors Azov Battalion at Pentagon-funded Disney World event

Comedian Jon Stewart honored a member of the notorious neo-Nazi Ukrainian Azov Batallion with a “Heart of the Team” award at the annual Pentagon-sponsored “Warrior Games” held at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, on August 19—28.

Throughout the event, US army veterans and delegations from the armed forces of allied countries compete in various athletic events intended to celebrate the US military. First held in 2010, the games are essentially a propaganda effort by the Department of Defense, intended to promote militarism and cover up the bloody consequences of the US military’s wars for global hegemony.

The presence of the Azov veteran, Ihor Halushka, was first reported by Alexander Rubinstein for the Grayzone, an outlet that has been backing the oligarchic Putin regime in the war. When questioned by the Grayzone on who funded the presence of a neo-Nazi Azov Battalion member at a Department of Defense-sponsored event, the Pentagon refused to disclose who was footing the bill.

Halushka was not the only Ukrainian far-right element present. Along with US veterans and a team from Canada, 40 veterans from the Ukrainian Armed Forces participated in the games. The Ukrainian team included Yulia Paievska, a prominent former member of another notorious neo-Nazi paramilitary organization in Ukraine, the Right Sector. The Right Sector was heavily involved in the US-orchestrated 2014 coup that toppled a pro-Russian government in Kiev. Since 2018, Paievska has been a member of the Ukrainian armed forces. <Source>

Jon Stewart, a Jew, handing an award to a real Nazi? Unbelievable until you remember that Stewart is a progressive communist democrat and bows only before his party and its ideology.

Bottom line…

Something stinks! And the smell appears to be coming from the Biden State Department and other government agencies. As for Victoria Nuland,  she is currently serving as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. Biden is still in the White House after confessing to the type of quid pro quo deal the Democrats used to impeach Donald Trump. And Hunter Biden, bag-man for the “Big Guy,” remains free.

Zelensky is crushing dissent in a country whose politics are reminiscent of 1950s Bulgaria. A free press is history.  His opponents are dead or in jail. He serves at the pleasure of people like Klaus Schwab and George Soros. He needs an enemy like Vladimir Putin to become rich and powerful beyond imagination. And here is Joe Biden and his communist Obama acolytes shoveling money into Ukraine while Biden looks forward to an authoritarian one-party system. 

In my mind, Zelensky is a Putin-style grifter who finds himself at the end of the rainbow contemplating a golden future with his special interest pals.

-- 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


TIME TO FIGHT THE PROGRESSIVE COMMUNISTS DEMOCRATS AT THE POLLS BY ELECTING LAW-ABIDING CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVES

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To a Democrat, everything is a crisis to be exploited, a disaster that demands bigger government and a taxpayer-funded political solution, including continuous monitoring, oversight, and regulation.

Many of these crises are driven by wild computer-generated scenarios we are told that represent "the science" and a consensus of "experts." Telling us, we will all die unless we cede the progressive communist democrats more power.

Unfortunately, most of these politicians are complete fucking idiots who think that they are geniuses with the moral superiority to govern "we the little people."

And now they are pretending they are constitutional conservatives who respect the U.S. Constitution, the rule of law, our law enforcement personnel, and the individual American citizen.

I call bullshit!

The progressive communist democrats continue to lie and dissemble…

Vulnerable House Dems strike a conservative note, distance themselves from their party.

Congressional Democrats at risk of losing their seats in November are distancing themselves from their party's national brand, hoping to appeal to voters with a more conservative law-and-order agenda.

These swing-state incumbents are running on a pro-police, anti-socialist platform that bucks the Democratic Party's playbook.

Democrats in tight races are laboring to distance themselves from their party's far-left activist wing by painting themselves as champions of public safety and pragmatism.

Rep. Jared Golden, Maine Democrat who has broken with his party on votes on gun control and expanding entitlement programs, said he throws out memos from the House Democrats' campaign arm and regularly skips caucus meetings.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, a vulnerable Democrat in Virginia, is basically accusing her GOP opponent of being part of the left's defund-the-police movement. She's airing ads blasting her Republican rival, Prince William County Supervisor Yesli Vega, for voting against local budgets that would've increased police funding.

"She voted against our police and sheriffs. Yesli Vega won't keep us safe," says one of the ads.

Ms. Spanberger was one of the most vocal critics of the defund-the-police rhetoric of her fellow Democrats after the anti-police movement cost the party House seats in 2020. <Source>

Hammer it home by holding up that mirror to their ugliness…

  • It's the progressive communist democrats and their Soros-funded prosecutors that are refusing to prosecute murderers, rapists, and hardcore criminals who use guns to commit felonies.
  • It's the progressive communist democrats who support no-bail policies and release violent criminals back into the community where they are likely to re-offend.
  • It's the progressive communist democrats who ignored the death and maiming of American servicemembers to give Iran billions of dollars to continue their state-sponsored terrorism, their development of intercontinental ballistic missiles, and a sure path to nuclear weapons.
  • It's the progressive communist democrats who surrendered Afghanistan to the Taliban, leaving Americans behind enemy lines and Afghan women to continue to be enslaved, raped, and mutilated.
  • It's the progressive communist democrats who destroyed America's energy independence and plunged the nation into recession.
  • It's the progressive communist democrats who opened our Southern border to a hoard of illegal aliens who are depleting our social safety nets—allowing criminals, crazies, terrorists, and the diseased to roam freely in our communities – often with citizens footing the bill.
  • It's the progressive communist democrats who destroyed education, producing yet another generation of functional illiterates who don't know if they are boys and girls or men and women. They abhor parental rights and treat parents as domestic terrorists in school board meetings.
  • It's the progressive communist democrats who make everything about race, color, and sex with intersectional individuals feted for the color, not their competence.
  • It's the progressive communist democrats who politicized the nation's premier intelligence, law enforcement, and taxation agencies.

And worst of all, it's the progressive communist democrats who practice projection, accusing the GOP of their own unconstitutional and criminal behavior.

Bottom line…

Hold these bastards to account for the destruction of America. Quit using the George Bush/Mitt Romney guide to polite politics. Scream and shout as the progressive communist democrats attempt to steal an election and further destroy America from within.

We are so screwed if we do not respond to their treason! I say fuck the fuckers first!

-- 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


LABOR DAY 2022

6a00d83451d3b569e20240a47d83c9200cEvery year, workers across the United States celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday of September. It is seen as a marker of the end of Summer, the start of football season, and the return to school for millions of students. But what is the origin of this holiday? What is its relation to the internationally celebrated Labor Day on May 1st?

Depending on the source, it was first proposed in 1882 by either Peter McGuire or Matthew Maguire to the Central Labor Union of New York, as an official workers’ holiday. McGuire was General Secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor. Matthew Maguire was a machinist and a member of the International Association of Machinists. Both were members of the same branch of the Socialist Labor Party. Regardless of who is ultimately responsible, Labor Day originated in the labor movement and was conceived of by socialists. <Source: In Defense of Marxism>

Enjoy your holiday, but remember it is not so much a celebration of your hard work as it is a reaffirmation of the power of international socialist labor unions and corrupt politicians…

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, was a creation of the socialist labor movement and is dedicated to total control over the means of production, not a celebration of American workers' social and economic achievements as advertised.

It's about a holiday celebrating the American labor movement and the political power of collective bargaining, which allows unions to support those politicians who are less likely to negotiate against the union during contract talks. That is why the pension funds have billions of dollars in unfunded liabilities that must be guaranteed or paid by the U.S. taxpayer. And why many municipalities and states are technically insolvent and exposed had they not passed self-serving laws to allow unfunded liabilities to be omitted from the official balance sheet.

Unfortunately, due to the infiltration of the labor movement by organized crime, Marxists, socialists, and communists – much of the true meaning of this day has been lost. And it has become just another paid holiday for the nation. 

We are seeing the creation of unionized government bureaucracies that do not function under the same rules as the majority of the private sector — holding entire sectors of the government hostage. Holding politicians hostage in return for campaign funds and voter support. A self-sustaining critical mass of unionized government workers who can ask the government to vote them higher wages, bigger benefits, less work, or suffer the consequences. The public be damned.

In the private sector, we see a similar story. The competitive nature of American industry has been dramatically affected by ever-rising wages, health and welfare benefits, health and welfare benefits, outrageous retirement plans, and outrageous work rules, and much of our industrial base has been outsourced abroad. These are the same unions marching to ensure a $15 minimum wage which will disrupt the low-skill, entry-level job market as small and large businesses are forced to pay $30,000 plus benefits to a burger flipper or clean-up person. Already we can see the consequences in a $35 bill for drive-through fast food for two adults and two children. These entry-level jobs were never meant to permanently support illegal aliens or low-skilled workers with multiple children.

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President, thug, and a communist. 

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Labor leaders are often thuggish characters more about amassing personal and political power by supporting politicians and their parties with their members' dues – regardless of the members' political positions. Somewhat like the politicians, but lacking that certain smoothness when they lie to the public or their membership. While big business has its share of shady characters and egregious behaviors, so does America's labor and political movement. Both have become big businesses for power players.

Therefore, while I might salute individual workers on this holiday, I say that big labor and its unions are a growing cancer on the body politic – and must be abolished before they rot our nation into a socialist shell of a third-world country. Social justice is just another component of the Marxist/Socialist/Communist movement.

History is replete with examples of the Marxist and Communist domination of labor, and it would be naïve to think that it is any different today.

So raise a glass to the decent, hard-working Americans who actually do the necessary work – with quiet ability, confidence, and competence – while saying, at the very same time, screw the corrupt unions which are dragging our nation into a polarized world of socialism or worse.

The feckless GOP...

And, of course, this is the day before the GOP starts campaigning in earnest -- even though the progressive communist democrats have been hard at work 24/7/365 inculcating their toxic ideology in American minds, often through subliminal messaging in the media, culture, and entertainment. If it were not for the damage done to America, the GOP would still be too little, too late.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

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

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


DEALING WITH OPPOSITES: IT'S NOT ALL SCREAMING AND SHOUTING

Oh crap! Another email request for a book review from some random nutter…

Imagine my surprise, and delight, when I found someone who appeared as upset with the current status of the government as me. So I requested a copy of their book, expecting to write a positive review for the cause. Unfortunately, the book appeared to contain what seemed to be an unworkable thesis from a progressive point of view. And so it began – a conversation.

Fred’s side of the story…

THE 90-DEGREE TURN

WHERE I WENT WRONG

About a month before releasing The 90-Degree Turn, I sent an email blast to bloggers and podcasters. I was soliciting book reviews. The first and perhaps only reply that day came from Steve Levine, who writes a blog at onecitizenspeaking.com. Steve liked the synopsis and needed to see the entire book to write a review. So, I sent him my work in PDF and received a response a few days later.

It was early Saturday morning. As I brewed my first cup of coffee, I noticed an email from Steve on my iPhone and enthusiastically opened it.

After a short greeting, Steve wrote: “Sorry, but I will not be reviewing your book because it would be a negative review and I prefer not to write anything that might impact your sales.”

While I appreciated Steve’s concern for book sales, I was heartbroken. Rejected from the start. Not worthy of further consideration. Had I screwed up so badly?

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After composing myself with a tall latte, I read the rest of Steve’s email. It was bold but enlightening. Rather than telling me what I wanted to hear, Steve defined the landscape and obstacles the 90-Degree Turn needed to traverse. He didn’t launch into a political rant but took on the theory and exposed its shortcomings.

Here are some of the key points he made:

1. … your book appears to present an unworkable thesis -- that a database of needs and resources can be used to rationally allocate resources to competing needs and somehow overcome the interference of self-serving political and special interests.

2. Even the idea that some local or state individual or groups of individuals can correctly assess the needs of a community is almost untenable given the complexity of the infrastructure needed to create, operate, and maintain municipal property and services.

3. The dislocation of funds, personnel, and assets would create chaos and explosive anger among those disintermediated.

4. Let us consider elemental infrastructure priorities that deserve funding at a fundamental level -- communications, law enforcement, fire-fighting, emergency medical services, sanitation services, water, electricity, and natural gas distribution grids. These are all resource-intensive and levered to a growing population. However, the most disruptive overarching component governing the allocation of funds are the respective unions that prioritize funds allocation to personnel over the creation, repair, replacement, and improvement of infrastructure. Requesting funds allocations from the federal government demands oversight and auditing -- but unfortunately most of these systems are defective by design.

As I read Steve’s reply, I came to appreciate his objections. I realized that addressing each would help develop the 90-Degree Turn theory beyond the kernel of an idea that it currently is.

Steve provided a piece of the roadmap needed to progress beyond concept to the real world. For this, I am very grateful.

I replied to Steve, and a dialogue ensued. Our ideological divide is likely wide and deep, but we didn’t go there. Instead, our focus remained on addressing the problem of the Federal Government as fellow citizens and not dueling doctrinaires. We exchanged several long emails over the next day and a half.

A few hours after our exchange had finished and I considered the dialogue over, Steve sent me his review. It was a complete surprise and much appreciated. It was fair, balanced, and a big step in establishing common ground. True to his word, Steve published his review. It was the first of 20+ that have followed.

My interaction with Steve served as a catalyst for Dialogue. I thank Steve for that and hope he’ll join in a podcast.

Footnote: Rejection is a good thing, provided we understand why. From rejection, we learn how to do better. Everyone loves praise, but what good is it? Sure, it makes us feel good, but it’s a sugar high. The greatest value often comes from those who have failed in the art of meaningless jabber. Paraphrasing Revelation 3:16, my college philosophy professor, Xavier Ryan, often said: “That which is lukewarm is what I vomit from my mouth.” I’ve learned since that Xavier was right. Follow those who ask the hard questions. Hard is good in the mix of doing better.

Check out Fred’s blog – DIALOGUE

Lesson for today…

This is an example of how political opposites can approach a problem from different positions without ranting and personal attacks.

You start with an agreement that a genuine problem exists and that a solution is required to improve the lives of all Americans.

You counter their arguments with your arguments, and something positive most always shakes out, even if it is an agreement to continue on your separate paths.

Since it is virtually impossible to consider the multiplicity of nuanced solutions, perhaps you might discover how to strengthen your argument or begin the implementation of an iterative solution.

Most often, the problem resolves to individuals and their entrenched self-interests, which demand a political solution based on a negotiated consensus rather than a strong-armed solution doomed to failure by covert or overt sabotage.

Anyway, think of the dialogue between Fred and myself as a starting point for your discussions and debates.

Pro tip: Like Fred, know something about your subject matter before beginning a debate.

Bottom line…

I always read my emails. You never know when you might find an interesting source or a worthy opponent that will help elevate your understanding to the next level. The problem is that it is often a time-consuming and painful process until you encounter that one intelligent being with a helpful idea. The key is balancing time and an acceptable risk/reward ratio.

-- 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