SAY WHAT? U.S. PAYING DOWN UKRAINE'S NATIONAL DEBT!

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Set against the background of the notoriously dishonest $437 BILLION “Inflation Reduction Act,” which is little more than the slimmed-down version of the TRILLION dollar plus “Build Back Better Act,” we find our government is paying off part of the national debt of Ukraine.

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THE UNITED STATES CONTRIBUTES $4.5 BILLION TO SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in coordination with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, is providing an additional $4.5 billion in direct budgetary support to the Government of Ukraine to help alleviate the acute budget deficit caused by Putin’s brutal war of aggression. The Government of Ukraine will receive the funding in tranches, beginning with a $3 billion disbursement in August.

[OCS: Russia now controls $12.4 trillion worth of Ukraine’s key natural resources, including rare earth metals and other minerals, according to an analysis for The Washington Post. So why not make this a loan, payable in commodity futures?]

This contribution was made possible with generous bipartisan support from Congress.

[OCS: Bi-partisan? Do you mean the RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) who jumped the aisle in support of the progressive communist democrat agenda to destroy America from within?]

These funds provided by the United States, through the World Bank, allow the Government of Ukraine to maintain essential functions to its people, including social and financial assistance to Ukrainians further pushed into poverty since the start of the war, children with disabilities, and internally displaced persons.

Once these additional funds are fully disbursed, the U.S. government will have provided $8.5 billion in direct budgetary support to the Government of Ukraine. The resources provided today build on previous budget support, enabling the Ukrainian government to carry out core functions – for example, keeping gas and electricity flowing to hospitals, schools, and other critical infrastructure, supporting the provision of humanitarian supplies to citizens, and continuing to pay the salaries of civil servants, healthcare workers and teachers. Robust safeguards put in place by the World Bank, coupled with USAID-funded, expert third-party oversight embedded within the Ukrainian government, ensure accountability and transparency in the use of these funds. 

[OCS: This is pure and unadulterated bullshit. The idea that we can trust the systemically corrupt Ukraine government or those U.S. bureaucrats monitoring significant fund disbursements is ludicrous. Witness the billions of dollars in palletized $100 bills that disappeared in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran. The accounting systems are defective by design.]

Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, USAID has been coordinating with humanitarian partners in the country and region to provide Ukrainians with lifesaving humanitarian assistance while also ramping up critical development assistance to respond to cyber-attacks and threats to the energy sector, countering disinformation, supporting small businesses and the agriculture sector, documenting human rights violations, meeting essential health needs, and ensuring the continued functioning of local, regional, and national government levels.

The United States remains committed to supporting Ukraine and its people in the wake of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified war.  <Source>

[OCS: I understand military and humanitarian aid – but not paying the salaries of Ukraine’s corrupt bureaucrats. Why should the American people pay for the maintenance and reconstruction of Ukraine? We saw how that worked out in Afghanistan.]

Bottom line…

A little perspective – the United States is $30.6 trillion in debt, with a  $2.77 trillion budget deficit in 2021; the national debt is now larger than what our entire economy produces in a year, a benchmark that economists have historically viewed as a canary in the coal mine. And it’s only getting worse under the progressive communist democrats.

There is no doubt that we, constitutional conservatives, can lose the House and Senate in 2022 if my sister and her friends ignore facts, believe the corrupt mainstream media, and refuse to believe that today’s Democrat Party is akin to the Communist Party U.S.A.

And, you may ask, why are we supporting Ukraine while there is a war raging on the other side of our Southern Border with impacts far greater to American citizens than the geopolitical game in Ukraine? 

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


STOP REWARDING SCREW-UPS

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Bottom line...

Why should you trust a partisan political operative to fix what they screwed up? 

Why should we believe that they will change their politics or agenda of self-protection?

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 STORY OF THE PRESENT-DAY GOP

Before you celebrate Liz Cheney’s loss in the Wyoming primary election…

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Consider the massive defeat the nation and the GOP have suffered as President Biden signs the big lie – “The Inflation Reduction Act” – into law…

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Bottom line…

And so it goes, we move forward an inch, the progressive communist democrats advance a mile. With the GOP yelling as they take home the minority’s percentage of the Democrat's spoils.

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 GREAT MAR-A-LARGO PRETEXT RAID

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Everyone is wondering why the Department of Justice and the FBI found it necessary to conduct an armed raid on the former President’s residence within three months of a general election.

Was the raid, as described, a matter of retrieving classified documents, some said to contain nuclear secrets? If so, why didn’t they access the documents on a prior visit where Donald Trump personally greeted the search team?

Was the raid a pretext to conduct a general search to look for material that could save the January 6 Committee from total embarrassment -- or search for another unspecified crime?

Was the raid to disparage, defame, and discourage Donald Trump from running for the presidency in 2024?

Or, and this is the part that relates to the conspiracy...

Did DOJ/FBI officials invent a pretext to declare previously declassified documents concerning the Clinton e-mail scandal, Russiagate, and the Ukraine scandal which were legitimately stored at Mar-a-Largo? And to invent an "ongoing" FBI counterintelligence investigation to keep these documents from public scrutiny?

All to allow Obama’s cadre of cover-up artists to protect themselves from a public outcry demanding investigations and prosecutions. Documents that have the potential to destroy the corrupt Democrat Party? Documents that should have been released two years ago when they were declassified?

Why is this a credible conspiracy?

(1)  The President of the United States is the ultimate declassification authority and is exempt from routine classification procedures -- even those codified into law by Congress.

(2)  Those agencies and individuals participating in the raid have dirty hands and have a significant stake in blocking the fully documented disclosure of their wrongdoing

(3)  The search warrant was broad enough to cover anything and everything in the Trump presidency that might be discovered without the specificity normally required for the issuance of a warrant.

(5)  The search team took personal papers and privileged information – resisting a call to appoint a special master to remove and protect private and privileged materials before review.

Why are the same players involved in previous scandals running the investigation and why haven’t they recused themselves?

Once again, we see individuals who were employed by the Department of Justice and the FBI investigating matters that are connected with wrongdoing in the agencies implicated in political scandals relating to Donald Trump, as a candidate, as the President of the United States, and now as an American citizen who happens to be the former President and possible 2024 candidacy for the presidency.

There are only three questions to be asked:

(1) Is the well-documented participation of these tainted individuals in previous Trump-related scandals a conflict of interest?

(2)  Is this a criminal conspiracy to obstruct justice?

(3)  Are the laws, as applied to Hillary Clinton, Hunter Biden, and Donald Trump, being applied equally?

We find Obama acolytes Lisa Monaco and John Carlin among the major players.

Lisa Monaco...

39th United States Deputy Attorney General
Assumed office: April 21, 2021
President    Joe Biden

6th United States Homeland Security Advisor
In office: March 8, 2013 – January 20, 2017
President    Barack Obama
Preceded by:    John O. Brennan

United States Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division
In office: July 1, 2011 – March 8, 2013
President    Barack Obama
Succeeded by:    John P. Carlin

“The DOJ’s Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, caught using a pseudonymous email while in office during the Obama years, was part of Obama’s secret team that met in the White House basement in 2016 to discuss how to set up Donald Trump in their Trump-Russia collusion sham.

John Carlin...

Among other things Carlin was involved in the FBI’s systemic abuse of the FISA surveillance laws, which included spying on the Trump campaign.

Acting United States Deputy Attorney General

In office: January 21, 2021[1] – April 21, 2021
President    Joe Biden
Preceded by    Richard Donoghue (acting)
Succeeded by    Lisa Monaco

United States Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division
In office: April 1, 2014 – October 15, 2016
President    Barack Obama
Preceded by   Lisa Monaco
Succeeded by    John Demers

Carlin was also Chief of Staff to Robert Mueller during his time as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

John Carlin, now the number three officials at DOJ, was the assistant attorney general for national security who authorized the Russiagate hoax and  Lisa Monaco, the number two DOJ official was his boss at the time.

When Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, the longest-serving head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, stepped down he was replaced by Mary McCord as acting assistant attorney general.  The same Mary McCord who joined Adam Schiff's Committee staff to coordinate the Trump impeachment and handle the phony whistleblower.

Sources say the FBI agents and officials who were involved in the raid on former President Trump's home work in the same CounterIntelligence Division of the FBI that investigated Trump in the Russiagate hoax and are actively under criminal investigation by Special Counsel John Durham for potentially abusing their power investigating Trump in the Russian fraud and therefore have a potential conflict of interest and should have been RECUSED from participating in this supposed "espionage" investigation at Mar-a-Lago. <Source>

Bottom line...

Same people, same story, same treason.

We can no longer trust our government or its propagandists in the mainstream media. We can no longer trust a Democrat-majority Congress or our nation’s premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

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


CITIZENS, NOT SUBJECTS

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We are now living life trapped between the fear and reality of the Biden Administration on the one hand, and hope and imagination of a 2022 GOP victory on the other hand as the nation moves from one political disaster to another.

We are witnessing an unprecedented consolidation of power at the federal level in the guise of public safety and economic stability, resulting in an erosion of rights equivalent to the death of individual liberty in America.

The nation is running rampant with politically-generated fear and paranoia. Politicians, aided and abetted by the propagandists in the mainstream media, are covering up wrongdoing as they sell a false and misleading political narrative. 

We are witnessing such an unrestrained abuse of power that proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the regime can target anyone --  even a presidential candidate, president, and a former president. Using arcane laws, revisionist definitions, and nonsensical interpretations of the law, everyone is at risk. And sadly, the politicized courts no longer serve as a bulwark against tyranny.

Before President Obama and his cadre of progressive communist democrats, America was a relatively tolerant and diverse place -- not perfect, but improving.

Enter the progressive communist democrat activists and agitators -- community organizers, if you will -- and the resulting political chaos, confusion, racial strife, and Clintonesque corruption flourished.

Now, in Obama's third term, with Obama's acolytes running the Biden Administration, we are witnessing the diabolical rewiring of America.

Fear tactics are the currency of effective control-- explicitly designed to cause normally skeptical individuals to abandon common sense and accept the false narratives of the politicians who themselves are driven by an uber-wealthy or connected elite.

With the customary checks and balances of a free press compromised by a corporatized media, egregious political behaviors and outcomes go unnoticed by the voting masses. Media moguls and tech tyrants censor or cancel news sources with alternative or contrarian narratives—the threat of disclosing wrongdoing fueling a culture of secrecy and cover-ups.

Bottom line...

It's time to ignore the devil we know to face the one that will bring benevolent change to our lives.

We must tackle the corrupt America-hating politicians and the fatal conceit of unelected high-ranking bureaucrats who believe they have the moral authority to tell others how to behave.  Exhibiting the pretense of knowledge backed by platitudes like "follow the science."

Faced with the choice of keeping the status quo, a dysfunctional local, state, and federal government, and engaging those who do not wish us well, there is but one choice.

Convince those within our families and sphere of influence to open their eyes and overcome their "feelings" and peer pressure to vote for America!

Not the America "they promise," but the tolerant, diverse America we had before the activists and agitators. A strong America that commands respect worldwide. An America for American citizens and those immigrants who add to our nation, not siphon off our resources. An America without the malignant influence of radical, corrupt progressive communist democrats.

Vote in November before we are well and truly 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


CHRISTOPHER WRAY: HOIST ON HIS OWN PETARD

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Few metrics indicate the depth of the government’s disingenuous depravity than their own words to be propagated by the propagandists in the media, both conventional and social…

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FBI National Press Office
August 11, 2022

Statement from Director Wray

Unfounded attacks on the integrity of the FBI erode respect for the rule of law and are a grave disservice to the men and women who sacrifice so much to protect others.

[OCS: After years of sworn testimony and documentary evidence, any integrity the FBI may have had in the past has been severely eroded or dissipated altogether, From creating false evidence to lying under oath to the Courts and Congress, one finds it next to impossible to believe any assertion or allegation coming from the FBI – especially those leaked by FBI sources to the mainstream media. There is no doubt in my mind or the mind of the DOJ/FBI Inspector General, who has cataloged numerous violations of internal rules, that the FBI’s leadership is corrupt and has sanctioned criminal activities on behalf of partisan politics.]

Violence and threats against law enforcement, including the FBI, are dangerous and should be deeply concerning to all Americans.

[OCS: Violence and threats are not the answer and only imperil honest, hardworking members of law enforcement – with significant impacts on their families and friends, not to mention innocent bystanders. Perhaps the most outstanding example of an attack on law enforcement is the destruction of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, in response to the FBI’s egregious actions in Waco and Ruby Ridge. The explosion destroyed one-third of the building, killed at least 168 innocent men, women, and children, injured more than 680 others, and damaged 324 other buildings within a 16-block radius.]

Every day I see the men and women of the FBI doing their jobs professionally and with rigor, objectivity, and a fierce commitment to our mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution.

[OCS: And almost every week, I read about some egregious behavior by the Department of Justice or the FBI concerning the known hoax over Trump/Russia collusion or the coverup of criminal activities to protect Democrats like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and members of the Biden crime family. From suppressing evidence to an ongoing attempt to attack and thwart any Donald Trump candidacy in 2024. Not only acts of commission but acts of omission by failing to investigate credible probable causes for opening investigations.]

 I am proud to serve alongside them.

[OCS: One might ask, but are those same honest, hardworking men and women proud to serve alongside you and others like James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Kevin Clinesmith, and others who have sold their souls to the progressive communist democrats?]

<Source>

FBI Director Christopher Wray cut his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee short on Thursday, saying he had a plane to catch. Flight logs shows the FBI Gulfstream jet Wray often uses for personal travel flew later that afternoon to the director’s favorite vacation spot in the Adirondacks, according to a new report.

The New York Post reports that Wray left on the FBI’s luxury Gulfstream 550 jet, which was later seen on Flightradar24 making the one hour and 12 minute journey to Saranac Lake, N.Y. The paper reports that the Wray family has a summer home in the area, which has been the director’s favorite summer spot since his childhood.

The plane also traveled to Saranac Lake on June 2 and returned to Washington, D.C., on June 5, according to the report.

The Gulfstream jet, though initially intended for counterterrorism use, has been controversially used by both Wray and his predecessor James Comey for personal travel, according to the report. The director must reimburse the cost of just a coach class airline fare when the plane is used for personal trips, despite it costing several thousand dollars per hour to operate the Gulfstream, the paper reported.

Before Wray’s departure, the director dodged questions from Democrats and Republicans alike. <Source>

Bottom line…

It is time to reform and restructure the FBI. Likewise, it is time to appoint a special counsel to investigate the past and present leadership of the FBI and hold them criminally responsible for their actions.

We are so screwed, and there is no relief unless the Republicans capture a significant majority in the House and Senate in the upcoming November mid-term elections. With vote tallies greater than any possible manipulation of the vote by the progressive communist democrats.

-- 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 PROVE THAT DONALD TRUMP IS THE ONLY CANDIDATE QUALIFIED TO SAVE THE NATION

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There should be absolutely no doubt in any rational citizen’s mind that the progressive communist democrats are willing to destroy our nation in order to gain or retain political power. Just as there should be no doubt in any rational citizen’s mind that Donald Trump is the ONLY viable candidate for the Presidency in 2024.

(1)  In spite of overwhelming, unprecedented malicious investigation, prosecution, and persecution by Democrats, Trump has remained standing and unwilling to abandon his fight with elected officials, deep state bureaucrats, the mainstream media propagandists, and the tech oligarchs who censor or cancel his messaging.

(2)  From the day of his descent on the elevator in Trump Tower when he announced his candidacy and promised to “Make America Great Again,” Donald J. Trump has represented an existential threat to the Democrat Party because he cannot be controlled by those elites who purport to run our nation behind the scenes.

(3)  Regardless of what you may think of his flamboyance, boorish behavior, or violating traditional long-established norms set by self-interested individuals, it is precisely this behavior that is necessary to push back against those, both Democrats and establishment Republicans, who are attempting to destroy this nation from within to pursue a personal, political, or profitmaking agenda.

(4)  Since the Obama Administration, no political party has engaged in class warfare and tried harder to divide Americans into groups by identity characteristics such as race and gender – trying to demonize whites as oppressors and minorities as the oppressed-- than the Democrats. Or tried to destroy the nuclear family with an attack on parental rights and trying to convince young children they are of the opposite gender and should seek “gender-affirming” drugs or surgery.

(5)  America is bereft of leadership. President Joe Biden is cognitively impaired to the point where the Constitution’s 25th Amendment on incapacitation applies. Unfortunately, the Vice President is not a viable replacement. And, it appears that the top-level decisions are being made by a cadre of Obama’s acolytes, many of whom hate the United States.

(6)  The Democrats are openly lying to America with their Inflation Reduction Act, which economists have warned will actually increase inflation and control over the American economy.

Bottom line…

In 2022, the razor-thin Democrat majority in the House of Representatives represents a clear and present danger to America as do the Democrats in the Senate. And while there are no Republicans within the Democrat Party, there are Democrats within the Republican Party.

To say we are screwed is an understatement.

We must recapture the House and Senate in the November 2022 mid-term election in a shenanigan-proof overwhelming majority essential to maintain our life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.

-- 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


MAR-A-LAGO: WTF?

Why?

There is proof that Donald Trump cooperated with the authorities before the FBI’s dawn raid on former President Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago.

Two months before the raid, Trump voluntarily responded to a grand jury subpoena for classified documents belonging to the National Archives by allowing the DOJ National Security Division prosecutor and three FBI agents to search the records storage area. Personally greeting the team as they accessed Trump’s private storage locker. The Secret Service even responded to a request to change the lock to a more robust version.

So why was a raid required?

Why?

Why didn’t the GOP Members of Congress stand up en masse to protest this egregious raid?

Why?

Why do Americans question whether or not the FBI planted evidence?

Could it be that there is verifiable proof that the FBI has engaged in creating false evidence, tampered with documents, and refused to produce subpoenaed documents?

Why?

Why are people suggesting that there might be another FBI spy in the Trump organization?

It wouldn’t be the first time the FBI inserted spies into the Trump organization.

Why?

Why is the FBI chasing allegedly classified documents when the FBI is stonewalling the release of all documents associated with the Hillary Clinton e-mail server affair and the Rusia collusion hoax that he declassified so the American people could see for themselves the corruption in the DOJ, FBI, and elsewhere? 

Bottom line…

The FBI has now interfered in 4 elections: 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2022.

There is but one response. Vote and burst their bubble!

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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


An apology for slavery is just another grift...

Sorry, I will never apologize and vote for a government apology. I do not own slaves. I did not own slaves. My ancestors did not own or trade enslaved people. I have absolutely nothing to apologize for, and I see no reason why my hard-earned money should subsidize the lifestyle of another individual without my specific consent.

No matter what they say, it’s a grift…

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Why Is It So Hard to Say ‘I’m Sorry’ for Slavery?

An apology by public officials would be the first step toward acknowledgment of government’s role in the sins of our past and the effects that linger today. And it would be the start of racial healing.

[OCS: Truth be told, government is a concept, it is the leadership that is responsible for the actions taken by the government in the name of those governed. Racial healing is impossible until those who profit from class warfare have been defeated.]

It is not just the evil of slavery for which public officials need to apologize; it’s the lingering effects of it that manifest in societal problems today. Poverty, homelessness, health disparities, addiction and anti-social behavior draw many minority youths into a vicious cycle that starts the moment they are born and often leads to prison or the graveyard. Even some successful Blacks experience physical and psychological trauma in their lives associated with racism and what W.E.B. Du Bois called, in his seminal book The Souls of Black Folk, “double-consciousness.” This, he wrote in 1903, is the dialectic that causes many African Americans and other people of color to look at themselves “through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.”

[OCS: The vicious cycle is a myth perpetuated by those who exploit race for personal, political, or profit motives. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was an academic, communist, Pan African who thrived on promoting Marxist class warfare that demanded struggle and a revolution. This man lived to encourage the vicious cycle as he exploited his people to further his communist beliefs.] 

The apology will not be for the sins of the slaveholders, who are all long dead. It will be public acknowledgment that the government knows that many of the advancements in our cities, states and country — for businesses, higher education institutions and government — occurred at the expense of and on the backs of the ancestors of today’s African Americans who were forced to provide free labor. And of all the things we know in a capitalistic economy, we know that nothing is free.

[OCS:  Yes, Black labor significantly influenced the early agricultural economy, and the increasing industrialization of agriculture resulted in the decline of slavery. We can point to the past exploitation of individuals, but that should not inform or serve our modern thinking.]

Apologizing is only the first step. This needs to be followed up with meaningful action, recompense and commitments not to revert to the old ways. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens often says he learned from his pastor that “love is a verb and it ought to look like something.” Beginning with a heartfelt public apology, public officials need to lead the way in showing us what that “something” is. <Source>

[OCS:  And the truth be told! You can continue apologizing until the end of time, and there will be those seeking recompense (i.e., reparations) and to continue the grift.]

The debt has been long paid in both blood and treasure…

Have Americans forgotten their history?

(1)  Slavery was widely practiced worldwide and, in some areas, still exists. The slave trade was not exclusively a white institution, and most African slave traders were black, as were most slavemasters.

(2)  Americans fought the Southern Democrats to abolish slavery. As a consequence, America was nearly consumed by the Civil War, the bloodiest war fought on American soil, lasting for four years (April 12, 1861, to April 9, 1865) and costing between 620,000 and 750,000 American lives and up 1.5 million total casualties when you count the wounded and those dying of sickness.

(3)  Since the declaration of war on poverty in 1964, American taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs.

(4)  Let us not forget the words of Booker T. Washington, an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States.…

“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.” – Booker T. Washington

“There is a certain class of race problem-solvers who don't want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.” – Booker T. Washington

(5)  After all this time, why do American Blacks seem to languish in the arms of government subsidies while legal Black immigrants fleeing desperate circumstances appear to thrive and benefit from upward mobility? Moreover, why do the inner cities exist in decay-- cesspools of illiteracy, poverty, crime, disease, and general malaise – especially after the expenditure of billions of dollars?

The solution is simple…

(1)  Blacks must learn to think for themselves and seek honest leadership, not self-serving leaders profiting from misery and teaching “victimhood” instead of self-reliance and entrepreneurship.

(2)  Blacks must reject socialism and communism based on class struggles to achieve a promised transformation into a mythical egalitarian society under communism. Communism has resulted in the deaths of a hundred million people and the shared suffering and misery of countless others.

(3)  Blacks must abandon the Democrat Party, the party of slavery, secession, segregation, and socialism. The party that created and maintained Blacks as a permanent underclass to fuel their political agenda. Jim Crow, the KKK, and the inner cities – all Democrat institutions.

Bottom line…

It is time we teach American history in context and stop inventing euphemisms to provide political cover to the Democrat Party, which has transformed itself from a center-left political party into a radical left (i.e., communist) political party.

It is time we reform the institutions that keep Blacks in mental servitude to the Democrat Party. Primarily through an honest and rigorous education where competition is a keystone. Provide training in the trades for those unsuited for academic excellence. No excuses for failure. Secondarily, by maintaining a safe environment where criminals, primarily drug dealers, go to jail.  And, there is much, much more.

I am not opposed to providing remedial assistance – but not affirmative action or unearned subsidies.

And for the naysayers – look how poor whites continue to be treated by Democrats in poverty pockets worse than the inner cities.

Let’s pray that America and all Americans can rise to the occasion.

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


WHY DOES THE GADSDEN FLAG TRIGGER THE ELITES AND THE LEADERSHIP OF FEDERAL AGENCIES?

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It should be self-evident to every patriotic American that this particular flag is symbolic of those who recognize government tyranny and are willing to push back against the elites who are unconstitutionally and illegally abusing their powers as representatives of “We the People.”

There is no doubt in my mind that the progressive communist democrats, under the leadership of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and a cadre of conspiring Obama acolytes, have exceeded their authority and violated established Congressional norms, traditions, and rules to pursue a political vendetta against one man, former President Donald Trump. The investigatory collateral damage extends to those associated with Donald Trump or more broadly, the conservative political movement.

The Congressional abuse of power is stunning. Using a razor-thin voting margin to investigate, prosecute, and persecute one American citizen. An unprecedented concentration of political effort that has failed to prove anything other than Trump may be among the most honest politicians in history.

It is a fact that local, state, and federal agencies have copies of Donald Trump’s tax returns and are lawfully charged with examining those returns for errors, omissions, and fraud. There is no valid legislative purpose for members of Congress to have unfettered access to the returns and non-public advice memoranda or work papers other than to leak selected information around a false narrative to discredit and disparage a potential presidential candidate.

The tax returns and supporting documents of many members of Congress, their relatives, and their staff should be examined for evidence of insider trading or profits from foreign nations and operatives. Witness the financial corruption of President Joe Biden and his family. The government has verifiable evidence of criminal by Joseph Biden, Hillary Clinton, and numerous other high-ranking officials, yet they continue to attack a man who is out of office.

As for charges of mishandling classified information or the destruction of documents, can anyone doubt that Hillary Clinton, from her days as First Lady to this day, is the queen of document destruction?

And everything produced by the January 6 Committee appears tainted with corruption.

Can America trust the FBI?

  • Two FBI Directors, James Comey and Christopher Wray appear corrupt and compromised.
  • The FBI has interfered in 4 elections: 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2022.
  • The FBI has manufactured evidence, mishandled classified information, and lied to the Courts and Congress.
  • The FBI wrongly usurped DOJ authority and exonerated a demonstrably guilty individual before an election in an unprecedented manner.
  • The FBI has consistently violated laws, rules, and regulations hundreds of times without penalties or other consequences.
  • The FBI has engaged in entrapment and manufacturing catastrophic outcomes in cases like Waco and Ruby Ridge.
  • The FBI maintains a massive public relations operation to whitewash its image in the media and culture.
  • It appears that FBI actions almost always inure to the benefit of the progressive communist democrats.

Bottom line…

For those of you who expected that today would be much the same as yesterday and tomorrow would be much the same as today, you are sorely mistaken. Under the progressive communist democrats, our nation is sliding toward the abyss of communism – the failed system that has never worked anywhere it has been attempted and killed a hundred million people and brought suffering to hundreds of millions of others. The idea that this time the progressive communist democrats will get it right is a pipe dream. You cannot overcome human nature unless it is at the point of a gun.

We can no longer trust progressive communist democrats in our government, in the news media, or in many of our nation's institutions.

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


ABOUT THAT UNANNOUNCED RAID AND SEARCH OF DONALD TRUMP'S RESIDENCE

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Two-tiered, politically-motivated system of justice?

It is not "Whataboutism" to note that there was substantial evidence that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her cadre of acolytes mishandled classified government documents, and the FBI did not raid her residence or any of the locations where such information was stored or transmitted. Likewise, there is substantial evidence that Hunter Biden's criminal activities on behalf of hostile foreign powers did not result in a raid on his residence.

So why is the corrupt, discredited FBI under the direction of Christopher Wray and the corrupt Attorney General Merrick Garland raiding former President Trump's residence to look for classified documents he may have in his possession?

The FBI appears to be looking for a chargeable offense, such as the mishandling of classified documents, now that years of persecution and prosecution have failed to curtail his political activities.

The FBI is most likely seeking access to confidential campaign information on Trump's potential run in 2024 and strategy documents from his supporters. Some even suggest they are looking for a separate set of campaign finance reports and to identify donors for further government harassment.

The predicate for the raid…

FBI agents from the corrupt Washington Field Office are apparently searching for additional classified documents after classified documents were allegedly found in 15 boxes of White House records stored at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence. The National Archives and Records Administration referred the matter to the Justice Department. Some high-ranking officials note that the documents may have already been declassified, but the markings did not catch up with the documents. 

There are also complaints that members of the Trump Administration did not always use official communications gear and copy or forward their official messaging as required by the Presidential Records Act. The President was known to tear up documents as a habit rather than preserve them. Something that has occurred in almost every administration.

Bottom line…

The raid is not the precursor of end times but highlights the egregious behavior of the progressive communist democrats and an unprecedented level of hypocrisy when dealing with government officials from the opposition.

We are at war with the progressive communist democrats who have weaponized our nation's premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies against the regime's opposition. We have moved closer to a third-world banana republic. Even the current mentally-challenged President of the United States, Joe Biden, appears to be a captive of the regime and used by a cadre of Obama's communist acolytes to attack America from within. Many of the courts have been compromised by hyper-partisan regime judges.

Even the mainstream media and the tech tyrants who run the major social media messaging platforms are openly corrupt and serve as the regime's propaganda arm.

To say we are well and securely screwed is now an understatement.

-- 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


ALEX JONES AND THE RIGHT TO BE LOUD, STUPID, OBNOXIOUS AND WRONG

ALEX-JONES

We appear to be living in a land of the perpetually aggrieved. Where somebody, somewhere is ready to seize on something someone has done or said in order to turn it into self-promotion and profits.

I do not understand what just happened to talk show host Alex Jones, the gravel-voiced self-promoting obnoxious conspiracy theorist.

Jury finds Alex Jones caused $4 million in damages to two Sandy Hook parents

Right-wing talk show host Alex Jones will have to pay the parents of a Sandy Hook shooting victim a little more than $4 million in compensatory damages, a jury decided Thursday, capping a stunning and dramatic case that showcased for the public the real-world harm inflicted by viral conspiracy theories.

The award from the jury was far less than what the plaintiffs, Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin, had asked for. At the start of the trial, attorneys for Lewis and Heslin asked the jury to award their clients $150 million in compensatory damages.

A separate, shorter trial during which punitive damages will be discussed is now expected. Punitive damages are awarded when the court finds the defendant's behavior to be especially offensive.

Jones baselessly said in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting, in which 26 people were killed, that the incident was staged. <Source>

A jury finds Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a Sandy Hook shooting victim

A Texas jury has decided to penalize Alex Jones with $45.2 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the parents of Sandy Hook shooting victim Jesse Lewis.

Plaintiffs Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis were awarded a total of just under $50 million in both compensatory and punitive damages. Of the total $49.3 million, the $45.2 million in punitive damages may be reduced due to Texas statute.

"Care and concern is so important and we saw what happens when there is a dearth of that, and so I hope that we all just go home tonight and everybody that's reading these articles and hearing this message and you chose love with your kids, because you can," Lewis said Friday after learning of the jury's decision. "That means being present in the moment with them, looking into their eyes, giving them a hug and just moving from there. Just every moment, realize that you have a choice and your choice is love."

Jones "monetized his shtick," he added, even suggesting that Jones could teach a college course about his techniques.

Jones' fear-mongering rants on Infowars have, for many years, been paired with ads for supplements, documentaries, and other products Infowars sells. Pettingill, Jr. said the money poured in, identifying nine different companies that are owned by Jones.

"He is a very successful man, he promulgated some hate speech and some misinformation, but he made a lot of money and he monetized that," Pettingill, Jr. said on the stand. "My thinking about him is he didn't ride a wave, he created the wave." <Source>

How is this possible?

What law did Alex Jones violate? Where is his freedom of speech – his right to be loud, obnoxious, stupid, and wrong? Even if he monetized his bullshit, it is no different that what Hollywood or the media does on a routine basis.

Under common law and according to the definition of this defamation, deceased individuals cannot be defamed. Defamation is defined as an act or statement that damages one’s reputation. The dead do not have reputations to damage. The memory of a deceased person can be damaged, but this is not addressed under the tort of defamation.

Survivors or descendants of the dead have no legal claim on behalf of a deceased relative’s good name, nor can they collect on behalf of their own interests relative to that person’s reputation. Likewise, the estate of a deceased person cannot be liable for the defamation of the dead. Survivors, relatives or friends of the deceased may, however, have a cause of action if the defamation reflects on their own reputations and they have, in fact, been defamed by the statements. <Source>

FACTUAL BACKGROUND

9.  Plaintiff Scarlett Lewis is the parent of deceased minor J.L., a victim of the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
10. This case arises out of the intentional infliction of emotional distress committed against Plaintiff for the past five years.
11. Since the day of the shooting, InfoWars has aggressively promoted a dreadful and despicable false narrative about Sandy Hook, mocking the families as liars and accusing them of a sinister conspiracy. Plaintiff’s family has been specifically targeted in this campaign of harassment.
12. These baseless and vile accusations, which have been pushed by InfoWars and Mr. Jones a continuous basis since the shooting, advance the idea that the Sandy Hook massacre did not happen, or that it was staged by the government and concealed using actors, and that the families of the victims are participants in a horrifying cover-up. InfoWars knew its assertions were false or made these statements with reckless and outrageous disregard for their truth.
13. Beginning in the month of the shooting, in December 2012, InfoWars published multiple videos with false information while claiming the incident was a “false flag” or otherwise staged.
14. InfoWars continued with a video on January 27, 2013 entitled “Why People Think Sandy Hook is a Hoax,” Mr. Jones introduced a variety of completely baseless claims which he would continually repeat with malicious obsession for the next five years.

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CAUSES OF ACTION

I. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress.

80. All previous allegations are incorporated by reference.
81. Defendants knew or should have known that their videos on November 18, 2016, March 8, 2017, April 22, 2017, June 13, 2017, June 19, 2017, June 26, 2017, July 20, 2017, October 26, 2017, and April 20, 2018 would cause Plaintiff severe emotional distress and cause her family to be the subject of harassment, ridicule, and threats to their safety.
82. Defendants made the statements in these videos in bad faith and with malicious motives, knowing the statements were false or in reckless disregard for the truth, and knowing they would cause severe emotional distress.

Source: CASE NUMBER: D-1-GN-18-006623  (10/31/2018)

SCARLETT LEWIS,
Plaintiff
VS.
ALEX E. JONES, INFOWARS, LLC, FREE SPEECH SYSTEMS, LLC,
Defendants

What does this mean?

Jones was quoted as saying, “If questioning public events and free speech is banned because it might hurt somebody’s feelings, we are not in America anymore."

I am not aware of any Constitutional right to avoid be offended or to seek legal redress if one is offended.

I have heard some claim the case is about the harassment and death threats send to the parents allegedly by followers of Alex Jones who believed they were lying about the events surrounding Sandy Hook. If this is true, it appears that a number of traditional and non-traditional media outlets are also culpable for carrying a false message.

I just can’t make sense of the case or the egregious award that seems based on emotion rather than some rule of law.

Bottom line…

Someone needs to explain this trial to me. There must be some hidden nuance thar I cannot see or understand.

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


AMAZON -- ROOMBA: HOME SECURITY OR HOME SURVEILLANCE?

Amazon knows what you are interested in. (Amazon Search)

Amazon knows what you buy. (Amazon Purchase)

Amazon knows who is at your front door and in the surrounding space. (Ring)

Amazon can hear what you are saying. (Alexa)

Now, Amazon can map the interior of your house. (iRobot)

Will Amazon capture your data along with your dirt and dust?

Amazon and iRobot Sign an Agreement for Amazon to Acquire iRobot

Amazon and iRobot announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire iRobot. iRobot has a history of making customers’ lives easier with innovative cleaning products for the home. iRobot has continued to innovate with every product generation, solving hard problems to help give customers valuable time back in their day.

“We know that saving time matters, and chores take precious time that can be better spent doing something that customers love,” said Dave Limp, SVP of Amazon Devices. “Over many years, the iRobot team has proven its ability to reinvent how people clean with products that are incredibly practical and inventive—from cleaning when and where customers want while avoiding common obstacles in the home, to automatically emptying the collection bin. Customers love iRobot products—and I’m excited to work with the iRobot team to invent in ways that make customers’ lives easier and more enjoyable.” <Source>

Consider the capabilities of the iRobot Roomba j7 Series…

  • Internet connectivity with access to your home network behind your firewall.
  • The capability of mapping your home.
  • Image recognition.
  • It can be remotely interrogated and controlled.
  • Connectivity with other third-party devices.

The j7+ is the first model with iRobot's PrecisionVision Navigation technology, a combination of hardware and software that allows it to recognize obstacles in its cleaning path in real time and automatically avoid them. iRobot moved the camera from the top of the robot, where it's located on the s9+, to the front, giving it a wider field of view, and allowing it to see objects on the floor. The robot then uses artificial intelligence software to identify hazards and reroute itself around them. 

iRobot says it has already trained its PrecisionVision Navigation machine learning algorithms to identify phone cords, power cables, and pet waste, using hundreds of millions of images crowdsourced from its customers who have opted in to contribute to its database. In the future, the company plans to expand the object recognition library to include other pitfalls that might prevent the robot from successfully docking after a cleaning job, including shoes and socks.

From there, you need to download the iRobot Home app (available for Android and iOS) and create an account if you don't already have one. When you first sign into the app, it asks for permission to find and connect to devices on your local network; press OK. Then, press the menu icon in the top left corner of the app and select Add a Robot. When it finds your Roomba j7+, press Set Up. The app then brings up a Wi-Fi screen where you must select and sign in to your home network.

After that, the app instructs you to press the button on top of the robot to connect it to your phone. Once the connection is successful, the app will ask you to name the robot.

At this point in the setup process, I got a pop-up notification from the Amazon Alexa app informing me that the Roomba j7+ automatically connected to the virtual assistant via the iRobot Home skill, which I had previously enabled when testing an earlier model. I also had no problem connecting it with Google Assistant via the Google Home app (tap the plus sign in the upper left corner > Set up device > Works with Google > iRobot Smart Home, and follow the on-screen instructions to link your accounts).

When mapping your home, the j7+ automatically divides your floor plan into multiple rooms. After this you can edit, add, or delete the boundary lines as needed, as well as label each room on the map.

The fundamental question facing consumers is how much privacy, safety, and security are you willing to compromise for convenience, ease, comfort, and peer pressure?

Only a few decades ago and before the widespread use of the internet and cellular phones, the intelligence and law enforcement agencies of most industrialized countries, monarchies, and dictatorships were obsessed with building dossiers on its citizens and others of interest – a time-consuming, costly process.

Most intelligence officers could not even imagine that individuals would be willing to freely share the most private and sometimes intimate details of their personal and professional lives.

And until the advent of artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, and mass storage capabilities, agencies lacked the capacity to turn widely disparate and separated data points into a cohesive dossier that documented the life and location of innocent individuals.

Now the authorities can use warrantless geolocation, facial recognition, and license-plate readers to identify criminals and witnesses to criminal activities,

Remember this July 24, 2017, Reuters article?

Roomba vacuum maker iRobot betting big on the 'smart' home

Smart home lighting, thermostats and security cameras are already on the market, but Colin Angle, chief executive of Roomba maker iRobot Corp says they are still dumb when it comes to understanding their physical environment. He thinks the mapping technology currently guiding top-end Roomba models could change that and is basing the company's strategy on it.

Angle told Reuters that iRobot, which made Roomba compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant in March, could reach a deal to share its maps for free with customer consent to one or more of the Big Three in the next couple of years. Angle added the company could extract value from those agreements by connecting for free with as many companies as possible to make the device more useful in the home.

Amazon declined to comment, and Apple and Google did not respond to requests for comment.

Guy Hoffman, a robotics professor at Cornell University, said detailed spatial mapping technology would be a “major breakthrough” for the smart home.

With regularly updated maps, Hoffman said, sound systems could match home acoustics, air conditioners could schedule airflow by room and smart lighting could adjust according to the position of windows and time of day.

Companies like Amazon, Google and Apple could also use the data to recommend home goods for customers to buy, said Hoffman.

Angle said iRobot would not sharing data without its customers’ permission, but he expressed confidence most would give their consent in order to access the smart home functions.  <Source>

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Bottom line…

In essence, your Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination, 4th Amendment rights governing search and seizure, and 14th Amendment right of due process have been severely eroded and rendered null and void in some cases.

It is up to you to take action, heeding the words of Benjamin Franklin, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” The same goes double for convenience and ego-driven one-upmanship of peer pressure.

And, can you trust Amazon, the holders of the keys to the kingdom, to resist administrative subpoenas and legally-issued warrants to notify you before giving up your data? Or the former intelligence and law enforcement personnel who are embedded in Amazon with loyalty to their old agencies?

Big brother is watching, and you have given him permission in the nearly invisible unilateral one-way terms of service/privacy agreements when you use an electronic device where you purchase the hardware but only license the software.

Can the Roomba be hacked? Can the Roomba leak data to third-party devices? Does the Roomba require patching and security updates? Can the police access it after a robbery? Can insurance companies use it to verify home contents? Who knows!

We are so screwed until our digital protections align with our analog laws.

--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


IS AARP NO LONGER SERVING SENIOR CITIZENS?

AARP-DEMOCRATS

Long-time readers will remember that I have denounced AARP for the slavish obeisance to the progressive communist democrat agenda and the continuing conflict of interest in pimping out their mailing list and magazines to those selling insurance, travel, and other products.

So I am not surprised when the Wall Street Journal's Editorial Board Member Kimberley A. Strassel asks, "Whom Does AARP Serve?"

Who is monitoring AARP's billion-dollar enterprise?

Whom Does AARP Serve?

The group advances its own interests by backing the Schumer-Manchin bill.

The AARP, which claims to advocate policies that serve the interests of tens of millions of retirees, has gone all in for the giant tax-and-spend deal announced last week by Sen. Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. The group's particular focus is the provision that would allow the federal government to "negotiate" Medicare drug prices and cap annual increases to inflation—though it is more than happy to also swallow the legislation's tax hikes and climate spending.

The lobby has fanned out across Washington to pressure Congress for passage and called on its members to blitz their representatives and senators. It's been running expensive ads that defend Mr. Manchin and demagogue the drug industry, which just worked miracles in the pandemic. "Congress has a historic opportunity to deliver relief" from "inflation" and "Big Pharma," one spot says. By negotiating prices it will "put money back in the pockets of seniors."

Left unsaid is that it may also put money in the pocket of AARP. Ask yourself why a group that claims to represent older Americans is plumping for a provision that will take the greatest toll on seniors. The bill would empower the secretary of health and human services to single out 10 to 20 of Medicare's priciest drugs each year and to penalize any pharmaceutical company that doesn't accept the government's proposed price. That's not a "negotiation"; it's a gun to the head. The proper term is "price controls."

Most devastated would be the people AARP claims to represent. Nearly 90% of adults 65 and older take at least one prescription medication. More than half report taking four or more. The AARP's price controls would mean horrific hits to research in cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, you name it. This isn't the Inflation Reduction Act. It's the Lowering Life Expectancy Act.

The AARP and Democrats are bragging that "negotiations" will result in $288 billion in "savings"—another brazen bit of deceptive language. The money won't be "saved" but rather siphoned from drug research and used to cover other spending in the bill. That includes climate dollars, but also $64 billion to extend ObamaCare insurance-premium subsidies.

[OCS: AARP was one of former President Obama's staunchest supporters and had no problem ripping $716 BILLION from Medicare to fund Obamacare – in reality, an unconstitutional insurance gimmick and an expansion of Medicaid.]

That's a huge boost for insurers, including UnitedHealth Group, for which AARP is now essentially a marketing arm. The seniors group for years has been selling AARP-branded Medicare Advantage and Medigap plans, for which they get royalty payouts. According to public filings, AARP took in more than $1 billion from royalty payments in 2020, and past disclosures suggest at least 65% of that comes from its United Health relationship. These royalty amounts now significantly dwarf what AARP receives from membership dues.

To the extent inflation price caps on drugs pad insurers' profits, that's a win for UnitedHealthcare. To the extent ObamaCare subsidies keep those insurance plans rolling, that's a win for UnitedHealthcare. To the extent the drug companies are taking a hit, thereby sparing for some further time funding decreases to Medicare Advantage, that's a win for UnitedHealthcare. Anything that's a win for UnitedHealthcare is good for its partner, AARP.

AARP will insist it is working purely for its members' interests, but this conflict makes it impossible to know its true motives. That conflict is front and center every single time the lobby engages in a Washington healthcare fight. Yet the media uniformly closes its eyes to the problem, and treats the AARP's endorsement of legislation as a gold seal of approval.

[OCS: Its true motives are easy to discern. AARP's beneficiaries are its Board of Directors, senior executives, and favored vendors.]

Add in that it's increasingly unclear how motivated the group is by partisan politics. AARP was caught a decade ago operating as an extension of the Obama White House, toiling to help pass ObamaCare over the opposition of most members. Now it's laboring to land the country with another inflationary spending blowout, paid for by research dollars tapped from future medicines for those same senior citizens. Is this for the benefit of older Americans? Or for the benefit of Democrats?

[OCS: Unlike the more cautious and even-handed Kim Strassel, I have no problem pointing out the relationship between AARP and the progressive communist democrats and calling bullshit!] 

AARP may be too attached to its royalty dollars to give up its financial conflict. But its refusal to do so strips it of any authority on the question of what is best for seniors. Keep that in mind next time one of those pricey AARP ads pops up on the television.  <Source>

The big lie?

“AARP officials say the organization's public policy recommendations are made independently of other considerations, including its range of business ventures, from travel, to insurance, to publishing.”

I don’t believe this for a minute. AARP’s leadership was mostly about supporting Obama and Obamacare – and to preserve its billion dollar revenue stream from selling insurance referrals and other services to seniors. AARP’s lower-level employees seem to mean as little to AARP as do their constituency of senior citizens. <Source>

Bottom line…

I am a huge fan of Kim Strassel and her work. And AARP should be subject to a critical eye.

Where AARP is concerned, the Better Business Bureau dictum applies: INVESTIGATE BEFORE YOU INVEST!

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

From One Citizen Speaking…

AARP TRIES TO SHAPE THE DEBATE ... WITH THEIR VERSION OF THE TRUTH -- IS AARP SCREWING OVER THEIR SENIOR CITIZEN MEMBERSHIP?

Disgusting: AARP plundering seniors to support democrat policy initiatives ...

AARP: OBAMA'S PROPAGANDA MACHINE?

CAN AARP BE TRUSTED TO PROTECT SENIOR CITIZEN'S INVESTMENTS?


“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 Problem with "Do as I say, not as I do" Progressive Communist Democrats

Once again, we find the aberrant San Francisco elites abandoning common sense to engage in risky behaviors…

SCOTT_WEINER_MONKEYPOX

Not likely… California is willing to close or restrict constitutionally-protected churches but refuses to close disease vectors like gay bathhouses and nightclubs with orgy rooms.

As monkeypox strikes gay men, officials debate warnings to limit partners

Sex is a major driver of the global outbreak. But health officials and longtime HIV activists say calls for abstinence don’t work.

Thousands of gay men clad in leather, latex — and often much less — partied along Folsom Street here last weekend during the annual kink and fetish festival. Even after the city had just declared the monkeypox outbreak striking its gay community a health emergency — one day after the World Health Organization urged men to sleep with fewer men to reduce transmission — San Francisco public health officials made no attempt to rein in festivities or warn attendees to have less sex.

If people want to have sex, they are going to have sex,” said California state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), who is involved in the city’s monkeypox response. “I know people who normally go to sex parties who will not. People will make their own decisions about their own risk levels.”

[OCS: Of course, people were not allowed to make their own decisions based on personal risk levels during the Covid-19 crackdown in California. There was no clear-cut information on the disease or therapeutics. The government continued to pump out disinformation, censoring anything that did not support the progressive communist narrative and canceling the discourse of dissidents.] <Source>

Bottom line…

It’s not about the lifestyle or worth of the individual in society; it’s about specific behaviors which are dangerous to both individuals and large segments of the population,

As for California state Senator Scott Wiener, let us not forget that Weiner led the charge to create Senate Bill (SB) 239, which reduced penalties for knowingly exposing a sexual partner to HIV or donating blood infected with HIV. The goal was to treat HIV/AIDS like any other infectious disease.

I have little concern for the gay lifestyle except when we are considering infectious diseases that can spill over to “gay adjacent” individuals and spread in the general population; or equally as important, the progressive communist democrat poohbahs in government declaring an emergency giving themselves rights and powers to interfere in our lives.

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 OTHER THAN NATURAL GAS STINKS AT SEMPRA ENERGY

Until now, I have had a lot of respect for San Diego, California-based Sempra Energy, a public company and the owner of SoCalGas, my gas supplier, and San Diego Gas & Electric, both located in Southern California. 

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Until I read this… 

Sempra boss says company is OK with San Diego City Council plan to eliminate natural gas

Natural gas is a cornerstone of Sempra, the Fortune 500 giant that is the parent company of San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Company.

But on Thursday, Sempra’s top executive said he has no beef with a unanimous vote by the San Diego City Council to eliminate natural gas in new construction and electrify nearly all existing buildings in the city by 2035.

We’re supportive of where the city wants to go,” Sempra CEO Jeff Martin said when asked about the council’s resolution during the company’s second quarter earnings call with financial analysts. “And I think one thing that’s unique about our business, whether we’re in Louisiana or Mexico or California, we’re strongly aligned with supporting policymakers and making sure we’re advancing services for consumers.”

[OCS: There is no doubt that clean-burning natural gas is a cost-effective, reliable energy source far superior to unreliable and intermittent power produced by solar and wind systems. Likewise, there is no doubt that the progressive communist democrats, the communist-infiltrated environmentalists, and the progressive propagandists in the media, both traditional and social, want to destroy America from within—primarily by destroying our energy-based economy.

One might think Sempra CEO Jeff Martin would champion environmentally friendly natural gas as a commonsense alternative to increasingly expensive green-power electricity, mainly when much of the base consumer costs translate into government subsidies, grants, and tax abatements to further the progressive’s communist agenda.]

The council’s vote earlier this week is part of a sweeping update to San Diego’s Climate Action Plan, passed in 2015, to slash greenhouse gas emissions throughout the city.

While many other cities in California, including Encinitas, have passed resolutions to ban natural gas in new construction, San Diego’s call to retrofit existing structures goes significantly further.

[OCS: Once the gas distribution infrastructure is degraded or removed altogether, the costs to retrofit new gas service become prohibitively expensive. Those costs are used to promote the continuing development of so-called green energy. With few exceptions, green energy production, distribution, and use are far costlier and environmentally unfriendly than existing alternatives. Especially more so when you consider that while the climate is constantly changing, the planetary-scale climate change emergency is one of humanity’s greatest political hoaxes. A hoax promoted by a loosely-coupled coalition of elites who profit immensely, both politically and financially, from the green power surcharges and subsidies.]

According to a PowerPoint presentation of the city’s update to the Climate Action Plan, 90 percent of natural gas usage in existing buildings will be phased out in the next 12 years. Specifics of the city’s more ambitious plan are still to come.

SDG&E has supplied natural gas to its customers for more than 100 years and SoCalGas is the nation’s single largest natural gas distributor. Parent company Sempra has established itself as one of the top players in the worldwide liquefied natural gas, or LNG, market.

Martin pointed to the fact that since 1982, the state has decoupled the profit that power companies make from the amount of power they sell to customers.

The price of gas and electricity is a direct “pass-through” so the utilities don’t profit from how much the energy costs. Instead, the California Public Utilities Commission sets a predetermined amount the utilities can make.

“In California, we’ll go out and purchase the fuel at a certain price, whether it be electricity and natural gas, we’ll run a really highly efficient system and we pass that cost on to the customers without markups,” Martin said. “So whether we’re selling more natural gas or less natural gas, isn’t really a financial issue to us.”

[OCS: California is ruled by a tight-knit radical cadre of progressive communist democrats whose public policies have destroyed our formerly Golden State’s economic base with their open borders, high taxes, and burdensome rules and regulations. Our legislature is fixated on sex, preferring to keep gay bathhouses open for promiscuous gay men rather than prevent a spreading public health risk like Monkeypox. The public be damned.

As for Sempra, they employ an army of lobbyists to support the company’s activities.

Sempra makes corporate political contributions in the U.S. as permitted by law only from corporate shareholder funds. Political contributions are made to candidates, political parties, political action committees, and ballot measures in furtherance of public policies that support the company’s business interests.

Sempra's employees take an active role in the political environment through the voluntary Sempra state and federal Employees Political Action Committees (collectively, SEEPAC). SEEPAC is independent of any political party. <Source>

Does Sempra speak out of both sides of their mouth?

Misaligned Lobbying Efforts Run Counter To Climate Goals

SoCalGas’ anti-climate lobbying practices have made headlines in recent months. The California Public Utilities Commission’s Public Advocates Office is investigating its use of ratepayer funds to promote natural gas and has thus far recommended the company pay a $255 million fine. SoCalGas has also filed lawsuits with California agencies fighting clean truck regulations and electrification policy.

Sempra claims it is taking action to reduce its climate emissions, but its efforts to block climate policy tell another story,” said Lila Holzman, Energy Program Manager for As You Sow. “Investors are concerned that such misaligned lobbying efforts run counter to climate goals, delay action, and set Sempra up for increased risk.”

States like California are taking the lead in adopting policy solutions to the challenge of how to transition away from natural gas. In early 2020, the California Public Service Commission launched a rulemaking to examine the potential for stranded assets and rate-setting issues related to managing “the state’s transition away from natural gas-fueled technologies.” New York and Massachusetts have since followed suit with similar investigations. Cities in California (and across the country) have already banned gas hookups for new construction, a trend likely to continue.

“Policy, economics, climate, and ratepayer concerns are converging to move the clean energy transition forward,” said Daniel Stewart, Energy Program Associate for As You Sow. “Investors want to see utilities embracing and promoting policies that align with Paris goals. Instead, Sempra’s lobbying indicates it will continue to fight and cling to business-as-usual reliance on fossil fuels. This strategy is extremely short-sighted.” <Source>

Sempra company fined $10 million for ‘unlawful’ lobbying

“It might surprise a lot of people to know that your utility is using your money to shape California's policy,” said Sara Gersen, an attorney with the environmental law group Earthjustice, a party involved the lobbying rulemaking litigation.

Lobbying at ratepayer expense is allowed under state law if the utility is encouraging more energy efficiency, for example, by supporting building codes that require electric stoves, said Gersen.

“Because in the long run, raising energy efficiency standards for the appliances we buy and the homes we build saves customers a ton of money,” said Gersen. “The problem is that SoCal Gas got caught using our money to lobby against stronger energy efficiency standards.”

You might ask – why would a Sempra utility company lobby against the State's climate goals?

The trend toward electrifying homes is an existential threat to SoCalGas's business,” said Gersen. “SoCalGas and its parent company Sempra have a business model that relies on selling fossil fuels.”

Examples of the alleged lobbying violations were included case filings.  One alleged SoCal Gas sent a letter on August 9, 2019 to the City of San Luis Obispo concerning proposed local amendments to the 2019 California Building Code.

Overall, the cost-effectiveness analysis appears to be designed to reach a predetermined conclusion to support building electrification as the optimal pathway to decarbonize buildings . . . Large scale, economy-wide cost impacts to City residents and businesses should be based on robust and broad technical support and analysis, which . . . the current cost-effectiveness study does not do.  We support the city’s goal to reduce its carbon emissions but do not believe an all-electric scenario achieves that and places unnecessary costs on residents,” the SoCal Gas letter was quoted as saying. <Source>

Can you trust Sempra to do anything that does not benefit its directors and senior management.]

<Source>

About Sempra’s boss…

As Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President at SEMPRA ENERGY, Jeffrey W. Martin made $14,721,786 in total compensation.

Of this total, $1,350,000 was received as a salary, $3,952,300 was received as a bonus, $2,833,344 was received in stock options, $6,083,529 was awarded as stock, and $502,613 came from other types of compensation. This information is according to proxy statements filed for the 2021 fiscal year. <Source>

He and his well-paid cronies are well-insulated from the consequences of their actions. 

Enough said! 

Bottom line…

Money talks, bullshit walks.

No one considers the number of AstroTurf organizations that were surreptitiously created to provide faux and ineffective opposition to a company’s true agenda.

We are so screwed when we do not know who to trust or what positions they support.

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


Ron DeSantis: Upholding the law and doing the right thing for his state...

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It is astonishing to find any politician willing to stand up against a formidable opponent and risk dismemberment in the mainstream media; not only to call out bad behavior but to immediately remedy the situation.

Yet, we see  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis uphold the Florida Constitution and the rule of law by openly challenging Hillsborough County state attorney Andrew Warren for his misuse of prosecutorial discretion to facilitate a progressive communist democrat agenda. Warren implemented policies that failed to enforce Florida laws he disliked or disagreed with.

Warren's elected position is roughly equivalent to a district attorney and he serves as a prosecutor in Hillsborough County, the fourth-most populous county in Florida, and the most populous county outside the Miami metropolitan area,

Warren recently signed a June 24, 2022, joint letter authored by the progressive organization Fair and Just Prosecution, which describes itself as an organization to bring together elected local prosecutors as part of a network of leaders committed to promoting a justice system grounded in fairness, equity, compassion, and fiscal responsibility.

The letter's position was to ignore several existing state laws and promise to avoid prosecuting people for providing or seeking abortions and sex changes for minors.

Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren pledged not to enforce several state laws, including a 15-week abortion ban and prohibiting sex changes for minors. 

With Roe Overturned, 90 Elected Prosecutors Commit to Not Prosecute Abortions

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, 90 elected prosecutors from around the nation committed to use their well-established discretion and refuse to prosecute those who seek, assist in or provide abortions, calling the criminalization of abortion care “a mockery of justice.” <Source>

As you might imagine, many of those signatories were radicals funded by George Soros and administering the law in areas governed by progressive communist democrats, which experienced an upsurge in criminal activity. Included in the list are radicals like George Gascon (Los Angeles ),  Chesa Boudin (San Francisco), Kimberly M. Foxx (Chicago), Alvin Bragg (New York), Keith Ellison (Minnesota), Lawrence S. Krasner (Pennsylvania), Marilyn J. Mosby (Maryland), along with the rest of the usual progressive communist democrats.

And, the issues promoted by Fair and Just go beyond sex-related matters and include a new vision for the justice system, immigration, bail reform, mass incarceration, criminal diversion programs, police accountability, and elections – all from the perspective of the radical left, which has resulted in a crime spree and the release of hardened criminals into our communities, and the failure to fully prosecute criminal illegal aliens.

DeSantis is right…

(1)  It is the sworn duty of prosecutors to uphold and enforce the laws currently existing on the books, not to thwart the will of the people as expressed through their elected representatives.

(2)  Prosecutorial discretion was designed to be applied on a case-by-case basis as a response to unusual or mitigating circumstances, not as wholesale nullification of existing laws.

Excerpt…

STATE OF FLORIDA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 22-176
(Executive Order of Suspension)

[LIST OF INDIVIDUAL CHARGES AND SPECIFICATIONS]

BEING FULLY ADVISED in the premises, and in accordance with the Constitution and the laws of the State of Florida, this Executive Order is issued, effective immediately:

Section 1. Andrew Warren is hereby suspended from the public office that he now holds, to wit: State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Section 2. Andrew Warren is hereby prohibited from performing any official act, duty, or function of public office; from receiving any pay or allowance; from being entitled to any of the emoluments or privileges of public office during the period of this suspension, which period shall be from the effective date hereof, until a further executive order is issued, or as otherwise provided by law.

Section 3. As of the signing of this Executive Order, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, assisted by other law enforcement agencies as necessary, is requested to:

(i) assist in the immediate transition of Andrew Warren from the Office of the State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida, with access only to retrieve his personal belongings; and

(ii) ensure that no files, papers, documents, notes, records, computers, or removable storage media are removed from the Office of the State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida by Andrew Warren or any of his staff.

Section 4. The Honorable Susan Lopez, County Court Judge of the 13th Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, is hereby appointed forthwith, effective August 4, 2022, to fill the position of State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida in accordance with Article IV, section 7, subsection (a) of the Florida Constitution for the duration of the suspension.

<Source>

Bottom line…

Governor DeSantis is to be commended on his courage in standing up to the progressive communist democrats who want to destroy America from within using criminality and chaos to the extent that law-abiding citizens will accept a stronger centralized government and an authoritarian leader to restore order.

This is not an abortion issue but a stopgap to prevent the fabric of our society from unraveling at the hands of those who do not wish America and Americans well.

Unless we can find more leaders like Governor DeSantis, we are on the road to being royally 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


DESTROYING LOS ANGELES COUNTY FROM WITHIN

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Once again, Los Angeles County’s radical progressive communist democrats like Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl are defying federal immigration laws to provide aid and comfort to illegal aliens, and by extension, to foreign nation-states, many of whom are hostile to the interests of the United States.

Los Angeles County Approves Motion to Waive Citizenship Requirements for Los Angeles County Government Employment

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of a motion authored by Chair Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor to the First District, and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to waive citizenship requirements for Los Angeles County government employment.

“Los Angeles County is a community of immigrants from each corner of the world,” said Chair Hilda Solis. “And while our County-government workforce reflects the community it represents, there is room for improvement. This motion seeks to make clear that the County, as one of the largest employers in the region, strives to be an inclusive and diverse workforce, and is committed to not excluding nor allowing citizenship to be a barrier to employment.”

[OCS: To allow illegal aliens to displace legal American citizens and legal immigrants with green cards, is both illegal and immoral. Not only will illegal aliens be able to capture unionized, no-cut positions with salaries, benefits, and pensions superior to those found in the private sector, they will also have access to confidential information and county assets.

As of 2018, an estimated 880,000 non-citizens had made the County their home, contributing significantly to improving the lives of us all. Yet there are barriers to County employment for them. For example, during its annual recruitment cycles to fill vacant entry-level deputy public defender positions, the Public Defender receives applications from otherwise qualified non-U.S. citizens who, although permitted to practice law in California, are disqualified from the examination process due to the Public Defender’s legacy citizenship requirement.

[OCS: It is a farce and a fraud upon legal citizens to permit those who have violated the law to obtain bar cards and serve as “officers of the court” or to allow these individuals to administer justice on behalf of other illegal aliens who have no right to be illegally in the United States or accessing resources designated for legal American citizens.]

“The County wants to provide culturally competent services and attract high-quality job candidates, but both goals are made more difficult by an out-of-date requirement that only U.S. citizens are eligible for certain classes of County jobs,” shared Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. “We are asking County Counsel to explore eliminating this requirement, because it prevents our workforce from reflecting the diversity of the County population and its diverse needs.”

[OCS: There is no moral or legal requirement that any government workforce must proportionately represent a particular class of individuals based on that class’s proportional representation in the general population or the community. Likewise, the term “culturally competent” is racist as it often excludes other deserving classes who may compete for designated jobs.]

Barriers to employment based on cultural, racial, ethnic, or religious characteristics are contrary to our core values. Citizenship overlaps these demographic characteristics,” shared Los Angeles County Public Defender Ricardo García. “This motion, by Supervisors Solis and Kuehl, will promote equity in hiring and give the Public Defender’s Office access to the most qualified applicants for employment, irrespective of their citizenship status. An immigrant’s experience will advance our vision, mission, and values to protect our clients’ legal and human rights and enable us to more readily realize my goal that our employees fully represent the demographics of the population that we serve.”

[OCS: Citizenship must trump cultural, racial, ethnic, or religious characteristics in any sovereign country, state, or municipality. No other country, especially Mexico, tolerates the existence of illegal aliens or rewards them with public assistance and desirable government jobs.]

The motion directs County Counsel, in consultation with the Department of Human Resources and the Chief Executive Office, to report back within 14 days with an analysis of the Board’s authority to waive any citizenship requirement for Board-appointed County officers or Department Heads, unless a citizenship requirement is imposed by state law, and to direct County Officers to waive any citizenship requirement for employees they have or will appoint, unless state law explicitly imposes a citizenship requirement; as well as the effects of a Government Code section 24001 waiver for Board-appointed County office(s) and their employees/appointed deputies, and the method(s) to accomplish such a waiver. In addition, the motions directs the Chief Executive Office’s Legislative Affairs, in consultation with County Counsel and the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs’ Office of Immigrant Affairs, to seek legislative changes to amend the California Government Code to either eliminate, or grant local entities the authority to eliminate, the citizenship requirement for Disaster Service Workers. <Source>

To view the full motion, click here.

The idea that an illegal alien’s cultural experience will advance the provision of government services or be more responsive to citizen requests for assistance is nonsensical.

This is a significant violation of federal law that prohibits individuals from working without a social security number, a green card, officially known as a Permanent Resident Card that permits an individual to live and work permanently in the United States, or a specialized visa that allows the visa holder to live and work temporarily in the United States.

Bottom line…

Hilda Solis enjoyed strong union and Communist Party USA backing when she ran for U.S. Congress in 2000 (Source) and is the darling of the progressive communist democrats in California. They do not wish America well and are trying to destroy our nation, constitution, the rule of law, and institutions from within.

Unfortunately, many legal citizens cannot see the truth and support the progressive communist democrats.

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


SEE! YOU PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRAT DUMMIES...

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For all you progressive communist democrats jumping up and down at the news…

Kansas voters reject pro-life amendment to state constitution

Kansas voters rejected Tuesday a ballot measure to remove abortion rights from the state constitution, handing a resounding victory to the pro-choice movement in the first popular vote on the issue since the fall of Roe v. Wade.

With 90% of the vote counted, the No State Right to Abortion amendment was behind by 62.2% to 37.8%, marking a disappointing defeat for pro-life advocates and a pivotal win for Planned Parenthood and pro-choice groups.

“I’ve seen enough: in a huge victory for the pro-choice side, the Kansas constitutional amendment to remove protections of abortion rights fails,” tweeted Dave Wasserman, House editor for the Cook Political Report.

The amendment, also called Value Them Both, would have affirmed that “there is no Kansas constitutional right to abortion,” overriding a 2019 Kansas Supreme Court decision holding that the state constitution guaranteed the right to “personal autonomy,” including abortion.

If passed, the measure would have cleared the way for the Republican-led legislature to tighten restrictions on abortion.

Women may obtain elective abortions in Kansas up to 20 weeks’ gestation, or 22 weeks after their last menstrual cycle, and then afterward when the woman’s health is severely compromised.

The state also requires parental consent for minors, pre-procedure ultrasounds, counseling, and a 24-hour waiting period. <Source>

Bottom line…

This is how democracy works. The people decide on issues of importance to them under the Fourteenth Amendment.

The U.S. Constitution was designed to limit the power of the federal government by specifying its enumerated powers. All other decisions belong to the states or “We the People.” And certainly not to nine individuals in black robes, regardless of their purity or ideology.

This is how it should be—a step toward returning to a constitutional republic.

-- 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 REHABILITATION OF KAMALA HARRIS?

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Now that President Joe Biden’s cognitive decline is accelerating and the Obama acolytes who serve as his handlers can no longer hide the President, and more importantly, the Commander-in-Chief's dysfunction and inability to handle global crises such as Taiwan, our nation is at maximum risk.

Our military and leading institutions have been weakened by President Obama and the top positions are filled with progressive communist ideologues.

The only solution to a lack of leadership in a crisis is Biden’s voluntary resignation or removal using the 25th Amendment regarding the incapacitation of the President of the United States President.

Amendment XXV

Section 1.

In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.

Section 2.

Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

Section 3.

Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.

Section 4.

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

The problem…

The apparent replacement for President Joe Biden is Vice President Kamala Harris, an incoherent politician selected for her intersectionality as a woman of color rather than for any ability as a competent politician. Unsurprising, her favorability ratings are lower than Joe Biden’s ratings.

Vice President Kamala Harris speaking on July 5, 2022 in Highland Park, Illinois, near the scene of a mass shooting during a Fourth of July parade…

“We’ve got to take this stuff seriously, as seriously as you are because you have been forced to take this seriously”

Remarks by Vice President Harris on Climate Resilience on August 01, 2022

"Heat waves pose a greater threat to people who don't have air conditioning, or who work in high heat workplaces."

“I know that while we send our prayers and our love, we also, with each day, renew our commitment to the urgency of now and the ability that we have collectively — all of us in it together — to do something about it.”

Unfortunately, there is a mountain of recorded evidence that Harris is relatively incoherent when she is asked a question. Her answer is usually her characteristic cackle-laugh followed by a word salad using sentences seemingly created with a random word generator. There is also evidence she is mean and nasty to staff personnel.

Why is she failing? It must be racism and sexism…

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The progressive communist democrats have begun the rehabilitation of Kamala Harris, blaming her abysmal favorability ratings on the racism of the vast right-wing conspiracy.

Bottom line… 

Perhaps Kamala Harris made it to and through San Francisco’s University of California’s Hastings College of the Law the same way she succeeded in her abysmal political career – through the mentorship of others. Do we want or need another empty suit?

We have run out of alternatives.

It may be unprecedented, but perhaps we need to replace all of the leadership of the cabinet-level advisors with less political or more competent individuals confirmed or re-confirmed by the Senate.

Without divine intervention, 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


CALIFORNIA: NONE DARE SAY GAY EMERGENCY

Once again, the progressive communist democrats who rule California with an iron fist are unwilling to upset the gay community as they sacrifice public health to pander to one of their core coalition members.

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Fact: This appears to be a disease striking men who have sex with other men, no matter how you label them…

California governor declares monkeypox state of emergency

California’s governor on Monday declared a state of emergency to speed efforts to combat the monkeypox outbreak, becoming the second state in three days to take the step.

Gov. Gavin Newsom said the declaration will help California coordinate a government-wide response, seek more vaccines and lead outreach and education efforts on where people can get treatment and vaccination.

“We’ll continue to work with the federal government to secure more vaccines, raise awareness about reducing risk, and stand with the LGBTQ community fighting stigmatization,” Newsom said in a statement announcing his declaration.

The monkeypox virus spreads through prolonged and close skin-to-skin contact, which can include hugging, cuddling and kissing, as well as through the sharing of bedding, towels and clothing. People getting sick so far have mainly been men who have sex with men, though health officials note that the virus can infect anyone.

“Public health officials are clear: stigma is unacceptable and counterproductive in public health response,” Michelle Gibbons, executive director of the County Health Executives Association of California said in a statement. “The fact is that monkeypox is primarily spread by skin to skin contact and sharing objects like bedding or towels, without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity.” <Source>

[OCS: Yes, the monkeypox virus can be spread “without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity,” but 99% of the afflicted are gay men or those associated with gay men. This is a gay emergency and gays should be treated as the vulnerable population and considered super-spreaders.]

A copy of California’s emergency proclamation can be found here.

So, where is the tough-talking governor who was willing to close California businesses, impose mask and vaccine mandates, and enforce social distancing?

One might expect that the governor would order the closure of gay bathhouses and other venues where promiscuous sexual activity occurs to protect the general population.

Beloved San Francisco fetish festival presses ahead amid anxiety, uncertainty over monkeypox

The Dore Alley event, which is expected to draw 5,000 people, comes amid a monkeypox outbreak that has proliferated amid a shortage of vaccines.

Amid a burgeoning monkeypox outbreak that has so far disproportionately affected gay and bisexual men, Bay Area public health officials and organizers of one of the region’s most beloved LGBTQ events are walking a difficult line between preventing the spread of the virus, while fighting the stigma of the virus as a disease limited to the LGBTQ community.

Despite San Francisco officials’ declaration of a public health emergency over the monkeypox virus, organizers of Dore Alley — a live-out-loud leather and fetish festival that’s been a favorite among LGBTQ communities in the Bay Area since the 1980s — said Friday they intend to hold the festival this weekend.

The San Francisco event, which is expected to draw 5,000 people, comes amid deep anxieties across the LGBTQ community over the outbreak, which has proliferated amid a shortage of vaccines. Confronting a disease that has primarily affected men who have sex with men, many in the LGBTQ community fear a replay of the failures of the AIDS/HIV crisis. The confluence of issues has raised difficult questions for Dore Alley organizers, public health officials and LGBTQ advocates, even as they press ahead with the festival.

“If people are not educated and they don’t know the risk, of course, it’s a very, very high risk possibility to be a spreader,” said Joe Hawkins, director of the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center.

But his organization has also made a point not to dissuade people from attending the party, Hawkins said. <Source>

Brut-Party-Dore-Alley

How corrupt are public health officials?

Email Sent by LA County's Ferrer to Employees Warns Them to Stay Away From Media

Over the last several weeks it’s not been a secret that multiple LA County Department of Public Health employees has been speaking to RedState and other news outlets, bringing forward information exposing the hypocrisy and corruption of Director Barbara Ferrer, who is using her post to effect her brand of social justice instead of simply concentrating on, well, Public Health.

As those who’ve paid attention to Ferrer’s career both in Boston and Los Angeles are aware, she does not like to be challenged, and she does everything she can to control the narrative coming out of her office. In fact, as a number of public health professionals wrote in an open letter published at RedState in 2020 said, one of the first things Ferrer did when she arrived in Los Angeles was to isolate her employees from other county departments and insist that all communication go through department heads.

So, it’s not surprising that she’s pretty perturbed at the continual leaks out of her office, and after backing down from her pledge to reinstitute a countywide indoor mask mandate last week, she sent a long email to all department employees letting them know just that. The email also revealed what Ferrer’s public relations strategy will be in terms of dealing with critics.

Ferrer is still living in 2020 and believes that she can just call something misinformation or call people anti-mask or anti-vax and immediately discredit the information or the people. Actual medical professionals disagree with Ferrer’s assessment of the COVID situation in Los Angeles, and despite Ferrer’s stompy-footed protestations that “masking works,” scores of well-designed studies show that it does not work to prevent COVID transmission.<Source>

Bottom line…

The current monkeypox alarm is more about control than public health. The consolidation of power at the local, state and federal levels in the guise of public health is a dangerous blow to freedom as unelected bureaucrats like doctors Anthony Fauci, Deborah Birx, and other public health officials subvert science to create narratives that support the progressive communist agenda.

Don’t look to the media for accurate, unbiased reporting. The progressive communist democrats own the corporatized media outlets and social media platforms that often manipulate the narrative while simultaneously censoring the commentary or canceling dissenters.

We are so screwed when politics trumps science and commonsense.

--  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


WHAT A STUPID PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRAT QUESTION?

Sometimes the way you ask a question reveals the bias of the questioner.

The-wrap

There is no doubt that the Hollywood community has always been biased towards socialism, communism, and the progressive communist democrats, so it would seem natural that an industry-associated publication like “The Wrap,” which bills itself as “The Essential Source for Entertainment Insiders,” question why a billionaire entrepreneur would support the GOP in the mid-term elections.

Larry Ellison Steps Up as Top GOP Midterm Fundraiser, Donating $15 Million This Year – But Why?

”Larry is too smart and savvy to fall for the Trump snake oil, but there are some in Silicon Valley who are tired of Democratic class warfare,“ a Republican strategist said

Larry Ellison, the 10th-richest man in the world and one of Donald Trump’s favorite tech tycoons, has emerged as one of the top Republican donors in this election season, donating $15 million this year alone to a conservative PAC fueling Republican efforts to recapture the House and the Senate.

Since 2020, the Oracle Corp. co-founder has made a series of donations totaling $25 million to South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott’s Opportunity Matters Fund – a conservative group that also received donations from Koch Industries Inc. and New Balance owner and chairman James S. Davis. Its stated mission is to support candidates who will enact “positive legislation initiatives and help prove that the American Dream is alive and well.”  ‘’

The financial support is all the more notable given that Ellison's two children, Megan and David, are prominent Hollywood producers, a notoriously liberal environment. Megan Ellison is the founder of Annapurna Pictures, which made the Oscar-nominated war critique "Zero Dark Thirty" among other films, while David Ellison is the founder and CEO of Skydance Media, which made this year's billion-dollar box office hit,"Top Gun Maverick." <Source>

Perhaps the answer is self-evident and can be found in the opening line, “Larry is too smart and savvy to fall for snake oil?”

(1)  There is no doubt in my mind that Ellison is a logical thinker, a great programmer, and a brilliant businessman who can focus on facts and read the environment. While many describe him as “ruthless,” I would suggest he is goal-oriented with almost zero tolerance for non-productive bullshit. Ditto for Hollywood-style “groupthink” that demands you support the progressive communist agenda and its cause of the day.

(2)  Continuing to relate everything to Donald Trump, who has been out of office for two years, is simply a distraction as the progressive communist democrats have few solid achievements, if any, they can exploit for the upcoming 2022 mid-term election and, worst of all, have brought about an economic and cultural disaster that threatens our constitution, the rule of law, economy, and national security. It appears that the progressive communist democrats are willing to forgo any government oversight of active government corruption to attack Donald Trump.

(3)  Ellison’s fortunes, existing primarily on the valuation of his investments, have seen a severe decline under the Obama/Biden administration. I call it the Obama/Biden administration because the President is clearly incapacitated under the 25th Amendment and is being stage-managed by a cadre of Obama acolytes who do not wish the country well. The cabinet-level officials appear unwilling to give up their positions and fear a Kamala Harris presidency as she appears ill-suited to assume the presidency.

(4)  I would suggest that Ellison’s donations fall within the category of self-preservation and the recognition that the GOP is likely to hold the purse strings in the House and eke out a Senate majority. A smart move since Ellison’s company produces the most-used major database software in government use. For those who read the FEC fundraising reports, one can see that Ellison has also donated money to progressive candidates and causes, including the Democratic National Committee, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Zoe Lofgren and John Kerry. 

(5)  While the Koch Brothers and Koch Industries have been used as right-wing boogeymen for years by the progressive communist democrats, the truth is they are libertarians, not conservatives, and their positions often align with the far left. 

Bottom line…

OMG, someone tangentially associated with Hollywood through his children dares think for himself and not slavishly support the orthodoxy of the progressive communist democrats.

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


POLITICS OF PERVERSION

We live in strange, increasingly hedonistic times where outright aberrant behavior no longer shocks the conscience and is rapidly being normalized by the progressive communist democrats.

One might ask, how soon before a “P” for Pedophile is added to the alphabet people’s LGTBQ+@#$ nomenclature as another human right?  ** Sorry -- the progressive communist democrats have banned the use of the words Pedophile and groomer. Pedophiles shall henceforth be known as MAPs (Minor-attracted persons).

Since when do we allow representatives compromised by honeypots from foreign hostile nations to remain in office?

Classified Report Biden Could Release Provides Intricate Detail on Eric Swalwell’s Relationship with Chinese Communist spy ‘Fang Fang.’

Despite the revelations, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) made the determination to keep Swalwell on the Intelligence Committee. <Source>

Does anyone believe that one of the most brutal and barbaric fundamentalist Islamic regimes takes guidance from the infidels in the United States? Weapons, yes. Money, yes. Moral guidance, are you kidding? These are the same people who torture, maim, and murder homosexuals.

CNN Anchor Suggests Dobbs Decision Will Encourage Taliban Human-Rights Abuses

Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international anchor, suggested that the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization might undermine the United States’ efforts to moderate the Taliban’s treatment of women in Afghanistan on-air on Thursday.

“American democracy and the state of Americans’ women’s rights are being really looked at… You think the Taliban are going to actually say, ‘Oh, yeah, we’re going to adhere to what you tell us for recognition based on what, you know, on what we do about women?’” asked Amanpour rhetorically.

“So crucial to U.S. soft power around the world,” agreed one of Amanpour’s interlocutors. <Source>

There was a time when homosexuality or perceived sexual perversion would serve to deny you a security clearance and service at the highest levels of government. Weirdness is now codified as a “right” and a desirable check-the-box intersectionality characteristic when seeking office.

Brinton

America’s new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition shows off their fierce pantsuit

Normally, no one would care about the Department of Energy’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Office of Nuclear Energy, but the Biden administration is all about firsts, and this is America’s first non-binary Deputy Assistant Secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition, and they note that it’s fitting that their official duties would start during Pride Month. You may have heard of Sam Brinton when their promotion was announced, but if not, here you go. <Source>

Called an accomplished expert in the area, Brinton has two degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked up in the industry to become a leading with WWE voice on the highly technical issue. Brinton was concerned that being genderfluid, dressing in drag, preferring “they/them” pronouns, wearing red, white, and blue pumps and lipstick, and enjoying dog role-playing with a partner at dinner might be hurdles to nailing the job and settling in.<Source>

The Communist Origins of the Gay Rights Movement  

Pride month is big business—if you’re a business. If you’re in government, you have to display the flags and show solidarity. It’s a politically powerful movement. But the reason it is powerful is that the overall gay movement is organized on Marxist-Leninist principles. It’s a movement that is using people for revolutionary and destructive goals. Trevor Loudon exposes the communist origins of the gay rights movement. 

Bottom line…

There was a time when our nation’s premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies were worried about blackmail. Not so much anymore when our enemies purchase our politicians rather openly using lobbyists, law firms, consultancies, and former politicians. Let us not forget that the most seminal figure in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, J. Edgar Hoover, was a cross-dressing homosexual blackmailer. We should also recognize that some of our most honest, honorable, and effective government representatives have been members of the gay community – but they were not “in-your-face” exhibitionists or represented their sexual lifestyle above the nation’s needs.

We are so screwed under the Obama/Biden Administration. And now the progressive communist democrats are floating the idea of another historic first -- a black woman who openly hates America and is named Michele Obamaas a viable presidential candidate. Heaven help up. 

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


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If in doubt, use the “lost password” feature to reset your password. If you have authentication enabled, ensure access to the correct email account or phone device if required.

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-- 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


TODAY'S RANTS

TODAYS-RANT

Business as usual…

Gaza: Hamas Building New Terror Tunnels and Weapons Depots Near Hospitals, Schools, and Mosques

The Israel Defense Forces have released fresh evidence showing Hamas’s new terror tunnels and weapons depots deep inside Gaza residential areas. The IDF drone footage provided to the media reveals the presence of terror tunnels, arms factories and weapons stockpiles placed near schools, hospitals, and mosques.

The new terrorist facilities are built to cause maximum civilian casualties in case of an Israeli response to Hamas rocket fire. “In a briefing to members of the foreign press, the military presented aerial imagery and maps showing what it said are tunnels, weapons production sites and arms depots positioned near schools, hospitals, the al-Azhar University, a Pepsi factory, mosques and United Nations facilities,” the news outlet added. <Source>

[OCS: Blame the anti-Semitic, Jew-hating, progressive communist democrats and their media propagandists for giving a pass to a terrorist regime like Hamas. I say play the same game – designate everyone killed as a terrorist martyr for the cause -- can celebrate.]

State Dept. offers rewards of up to $10M for information on election interference

The U.S. government is offering rewards of up to $10 million for information about Russian internet trolls or foreigners who may try to meddle in the midterm elections.

The offer from the State Department’s Rewards for Justice program on Thursday is the latest sign that officials remain worried about ongoing interference by the Russian Internet Research Agency LLC, or IRA, and related entities who’ve tried to interfere in U.S. contests stretching back to 2014 and most notably in 2016.

Specifically, the State program is seeking information leading to “the identification or location of any foreign person, including a foreign entity, who knowingly engaged or is engaging in interference in U.S. elections, as well as information leading to the prevention, frustration, or favorable resolution of an act of foreign election interference.” <Source>

[OCS: One might correctly assume that this type of election interference is the purview of the Department of Justice, FBI, CIA, and NSA, not the State Department which demonstrably has interfered in the elections of other countries and who has most certainly interfered in the U.S. election with their phony witnesses and testimony over the past few years.

I wonder if the same “cyber intrusion specialists” owned by the Democrats who falsely labeled the DNC hack and other events as Russian interference will consider this a profit opportunity?]  

Leftists Really Don't Like Lauren Boebert's Proposal for More Time to Read Bills Before Voting on Them  

Colorado Republican Lauren Boebert has a stellar idea; lawmakers should do their jobs…but it would appear that many leftists have an issue with this.

You’d think being an elected member of congress would involve a lot of reading, seeing as how the proposed bills often affect the people they serve directly, but you’d be absolutely wrong. The number of things lawmakers don’t read is pretty shocking. They just vote yes or no and call it a day.

It’s a problem that even New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sees as an issue and spoke out about it after House Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-MA) refused to hand out paper copies of the 5,593-page bill to pass the $1.4 trillion COVID relief bill.

This is why Congress needs time to actually read this package before voting on it. Members of Congress have not read this bill. It’s over 5000 pages, arrived at 2pm today, and we are told to expect a vote on it in 2 hours,” she complained. <Source>

[OCS: Legislators fear the special interests more than their constituents, 80% of the population ill-informed on any given issue. Since they are unlikely to be held accountable for their actions or are insulated from the consequences of their legislation, why bother with honesty or reform?

Congress only creates outlines and leaves it to the Executive Branch agencies to create the actual laws through their rules and regulations, or Executive Orders.]

Lawmakers call for Biden to take cognitive test, say Americans deserve ‘absolute confidence’ in him

Dozens of Republican lawmakers are calling for President Biden to take a cognitive test citing a spate of gaffes they say call into question the 79-year-old’s fitness for the job.

Rep. Ronny Jackson, a Texas Republican who served as the presidential physician to former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, led 54 of his colleagues urging Mr. Biden to “submit to a cognitive test immediately.”

The American people should have absolute confidence in their President, knowing that he or she can perform their duties as Head of State and Commander in Chief,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter to the president. “They deserve full transparency on the mental capabilities of their highest elected leader.” <Source>

[OCS: Why bother? The DOJ lies, the FBI lies, the White House lies, and there is nobody you can believe anyway! Anyone can see Biden’s handlers are hiding him, controlling his media appearance, shutting down the video or audio feeds when he goes off the rails. Without a teleprompter, notes, and pre-arranged questions from favored reporters, Biden cannot maintain coherent speech longer than a few minutes. I wonder if he is hyped on Adderal? ]

ICE comes up empty in effort to find missing border jumpers

The Biden administration’s attempt to track down catch-and-release illegal immigrants and serve them with court summonses turned into a “complete waste of time,” according to officers who say they were pulled off higher priority cases to chase down “ghosts.”

Out of a universe of more than 30,000 potential targets, officers were able to locate and serve only about 600, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sources.

That means tens of thousands of illegal border crossers remain at large in the country without an official Notice to Appear for their immigration proceedings — and there are no good prospects for tracking them down.

Officers who spoke to The Washington Times said the agency should have known the operation was doomed because the migrants had given bogus addresses to authorities when they were caught at the border. <Source>

[OCS: This was the progressive communist democrats’ original plan, so why should anybody be surprised. Perhaps it is time to fire those who conceived and implemented the "catch and release" plan. And impeaching Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas for knowingly, with intent, ignoring federal immigration law. Considering the damage he has done to America, he deserves prison time.]

San Francisco Declares State of Emergency over Monkeypox Outbreak

The city of San Francisco declared a state of emergency Thursday in response to an outbreak of monkeypox, an emerging viral disease primarily affecting gay men.

Democratic State Senator Scott Wiener, who represents San Francisco, claimed there’s been homophobic discrimination and hysteria that’s come with the proliferation of monkeypox in recent months.

“I came of age as a gay man in 1987, when I was 17 years old, and it was at one of the worst points of the AIDS crisis,” Wiener said at the news conference. “This is like deja vu that, once again, gay men are getting attacked and demonized and blamed as we get sick.”

Wiener has received backlash this week over his “gender-affirming healthcare” bill that critics claim would endanger children by facilitating out-of-state tourism for youth gender-transition treatments.

The rise of the virus seems to correspond with homosexual activity. For instance, leaps in monkeypox case numbers since late June in Los Angeles and San Francisco have tracked closely with Pride celebrations, the Los Angeles Times reported. <Source>

[OCS: Pervert city. Where are the laws closing gay bathhouses, criminalizing gay crowds, enforcing social distancing? Are they contact tracing the super-spreaders who travel regularly? Or is this just a ploy to get federal funds?]

As Midterms Loom, Congress Fears Domestic Disinformation

Witnesses testifying in a recent congressional hearing said domestic sources are playing a strong role in driving online falsehoods that undermine faith in elections and inspire real-world violent attacks.

Federal lawmakers are looking to learn more about combating mis- and disinformation as midterm elections approach. Domestic sources have emerged as the greatest perpetrators of falsehoods, said several witnesses during a July 27 House hearing.

“ISD research suggests domestic disinformation targets Americans at a higher volume and frequency than foreign campaigns,” testified Jiore Craig, head of digital integrity at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a think tank that analyzes extremism.

Domestic actors can be particularly convincing. For example, some social media ads tout election falsehoods while featuring trustworthy-sounding organization names and, without permission, displaying images of trusted public figures, Craig said. <Source>

[OCS: It is a fact, the greatest source of disinformation is the Congress, notably the January 6 Committee and the Intelligence Committee – both involving liar/leaker/perjurer Adam Schiff and a cohort of progressive communist democrat liars.

The extremism  comes from the Democrat Party, the party of slavery, secession, segregation, and socialism.]

Los Angeles bans observers from watching county District Attorney Gascon recall effort count

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon has gained national notoriety for his shocking incompetence as a prosecutor. He has come to symbolize everything that is wrong about the Soros-backed “Defund the Police” movement and its emissaries.

Monitors will not be allowed to view the vote counting in the recall balloting for Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon because the county does not consider the process as an election, officials say.

The law does indeed clearly identify recalls as elections, and supporting language can be found in the Procedures For Recalling State and Local Officials handbook provided by the state. <Source>

[OCS: What are they hiding from the public? Another attempt to save a radical communist raised by the domestic terrorist friends of Barack Obama?]

Bottom line…

You can’t watch or worry about everything. And that’s what the progressive communist democrats are counting on. They are like cockroaches; if you see one, others hide nearby.

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


HOW MANY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS MIGHT BE COMPROMISED BY THE CHINESE COMMUNISTS

Compromised

It seemed like a no-brainer to prevent billions of dollars in semiconductor chip subsidies from flowing into countries with an adversarial relationship with America, like Communist China.

Schumer Strips Anti-China Security Provision From Major Semiconductor Bill

Republican senators balk at $250 billion CHIPS Act over China concerns

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) removed an anti-China security measure from a bill that invests billions of dollars in the U.S. technology sector, a move Republicans say would allow China to benefit from the spending bill and could kneecap the legislation.

At issue are provisions written by Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) that bar U.S. companies from manufacturing products in China, such as semiconductors, that were developed using federally funded research. Myriad government and private investigations conclude that the Chinese government routinely steals trade secrets from U.S. companies, government agencies, and universities.

The reason Schumer removed Portman's anti-China provision is unclear. Some say he caved to lobbying efforts from various interest groups and the White House. The Senate last year passed a version of Portman's measure with bipartisan support, but the House never put it up for a vote.

"Spending that level of taxpayer dollars without meaningful safeguards to ensure they don’t end up in Beijing’s hands—either through Chinese Communist Party espionage, corporate malfeasance, or inept bureaucrats—would be a colossal mistake."

Exactly why Portman's measure was removed is a matter of ongoing debate on Capitol Hill. One office blamed Rep. Frank Lucas (R., Okla.), the ranking member on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Another office said the decision to remove the guardrail provision was entirely Schumer's and couldn't be stopped by Republicans.

Guardrail provisions such as the ones in Portman's bill are unpopular with universities with large research departments, as well as some corporations. Universities object for ideological reasons, namely the belief that their research should be enjoyed by everyone around the world. Universities in the last several weeks have been lobbying Republican members including Lucas particularly hard, Republican sources told the Free Beacon. <Source>

Bottom line...

This is what you get when you can't trust the nation's premier law enforcement agencies to do their jobs, especially when Congress Members and select staff are exempt from inclusive background checks.

Not to mention the Democrats leaving Diane Feinstein and Eric Swalwell in place on intelligence committees after prolonged contact with Communist Chinese spies.

It may appear racist, but it is time to protect ourselves from an openly aggressive nuclear power that threatens to shoot down the Speaker of the House's aircraft if she visits Taiwan accompanied by U.S. fighter jets.

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


YOU KNOW WE HAVE PROBLEMS: IGNORE BIDEN'S BULLSHIT

Joe Biden doesn’t pay for his own diapers; the tab is paid either by the taxpayer or the Communist Chinese via the Hunter Biden criminal conduit.

Joe Biden denies recession despite GDP decline in consecutive quarters

President Biden claimed Thursday that the US was not in a recession despite new data showing GDP had contracted for a second straight quarter — meeting the long-accepted definition of a recession.

That doesn’t sound like a recession to me,” Biden said at the close of a White House event celebrating the revival of his massive Build Back Better plan, which Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) agreed Wednesday to support in a much-reduced form despite his prior concerns that new spending would worsen decades-high inflation. <Source>

The average American knows the truth and can experience it at the gas station or grocery store.

Biden-economy

It’s not enough…

Even though the Federal Reserve hiked its second consecutive 0.75 percentage point interest rate increase as it seeks to tamp down runaway inflation without creating a recession, it’s not enough. By my calculations, the rate hike should have been at least 1.20 percentage points.

FedwatcherBottom line…

We are being screwed by the Democrats, the party of Slavery, Secession, Segregation, and Socialism.

-- 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


TRUMP: ATTACKED WITH A CLASSIC COMBINATION OF DEMOCRAT PROJECTION AND DISTRACTION

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After years of hearings with testimonial and documentary evidence, it is certain that former President Trump is an example of the classic case of projection and misdirection.

There is no doubt in my mind that the progressive communist democrats are projecting their behavior and criminal activity onto Donald Trump. One need only look at the self-confessed quid pro quo dealings of Joe Biden in Ukraine to see that the very same behavior was ascribed to Trump – using a combination of false and misleading whistleblowers Democrats refuse to release to this day. As well as distraction from the current precipitous military, economic, and cultural decline that can be directly attributed to the Democrats, specifically former President Obama, Hillary Clinton, a cabal of bad actors in the Democrat party, and of course, the defective President Joe Biden to is hidden away from the public except for a few drug-enhanced appearances where he still shouts incoherently and needs a written cheat sheet or teleprompter to function before being whisked away by his Obama acolyte handlers.

How else can you account for the unprecedented attack on Trump by the Democrats and their propagandists in the media and on the truth-suppressing technology platforms? How else can you account for the blatant hyper-partisan criminality we are seeing in our top agencies, including those dealing with national threats, intelligence, and law enforcement?

Undoubtedly, the Democrats interfered with at least two presidential elections, spied on ordinary Americans, and spied on their political opposition. There is no doubt that the election was rigged, perhaps not by manufactured ballots or jiggered voting machines, but certainly by the nullification of legislature-crafted election rules, improper procedures, and the suppression of criminal activities which, according to polls, would have mortally damaged the Biden candidacy. To this very day, the Democrats are shielding members of the Biden family from investigation and prosecution – mainly by focusing on Donald Trump and trying to drive him into obscurity and irrelevance.

Fortunately for America, Trump is a reflexive fighter with a massive competitive streak and an ego to match. He welcomes the attack as an opportunity to punch back harder. While he seems preoccupied with the media, it appears he views it as a game.

In the final analysis, Trump does the right thing reflexively, overcoming his rather boorish behavior and lack of respect for the Bush/Romney gentlemen’s style of elites to do something that benefits America, both on the domestic and foreign fronts.

Most people are not so stupid as to see the handwriting on the wall.

But, it remains to be seen how Americans will react to reality as interpreted by traditional media and social media platforms. There is little or no hope for those Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who ignores her constituents for her life on Instagram, or those who believe Twitter represents reality or Facebook friends are real.

Look around. You do not need an economist or politician to define inflation and the political manipulation of the markets. Just look at gas prices and the insane energy policies of the Democrats as they make us more dependent on foreign oil. Ask why there are no new refineries in America to increase the supplies of fuels and petrochemicals. Look at food prices and the insane policies of price subsidies to agribusiness, the manipulation of agricultural water in California’s abundant fields, or paying farmers not to grow certain crops. Look at the political corruption caused by the unions – with overblown prices, delayed schedules, and an inferior work product.

There is so much wrong, and it seems to lead to the Democrats, the party of slavery, secession, segregation, and socialism. Not to excuse the Republicans who appear content to rake in their share while prattling on and on about family values and fiscal restraint.

Bottom line…

To say that our elected representatives are screwing the average American is an understatement.

-- 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


TODAY'S RANT

Today, while hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens pour over an uncontrolled border, the Obama/Biden administration openly encourages unlawful activity, from sex trafficking to narcotics distribution killing tens of thousands of Americans. By failing to enforce the constitutional sovereignty of our nation and uphold existing federal immigration law, the top Obama/Biden officials are breaking the law and committing impeachable criminal offenses. Weakening our national security by permitting the Chinese Communists to allow the shipment of precursor chemicals for making Fentanyl and other designer drugs to leave their country without severe consequences.

But, beyond that, here are today’s rants…

TODAYS-RANT

Putting all American citizens at risk from state-sponsored kidnapping...

In rare contact, US offers Russia deal for Griner, Whelan

The U.S. has offered a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, said Wednesday.

In a sharp reversal of previous policy, Blinken also said he expects to speak with his Kremlin counterpart for the first time since before Russia invaded Ukraine to discuss the deal and other matters.

Blinken’s comments marked the first time the U.S. government has publicly revealed any concrete action it has taken to secure the release of Griner, who was arrested on drug-related charges at a Moscow airport in February and testified Wednesday at her trial. He did not offer details on the proposed deal outlined to the Russians, though a person familiar with the matter said the U.S. government has offered to trade convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout for Whelan and Griner. <Source>

What happened to the policy that the United States did not openly negotiate with terrorists? Or was that passe after Obama traded five Taliban commanders for one American deserter? Since Brittney Griner appears to hate America, I suggest we leave her behind to pay for bringing narcotics into Russia. Amazing how that doctor's letter for medical marijuana magically appeared. 

Divide and conquer – the latest move by establishment Republicans and progressive communist democrats to narrow the vote margin to facilitate election cheating?

Former Republicans and Democrats form new third U.S. political party

Dozens of former Republican and Democratic officials announced on Wednesday a new national political third party to appeal to millions of voters they say are dismayed with what they see as America's dysfunctional two-party system.

The new party, called Forward and whose creation was first reported by Reuters, will initially be co-chaired by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Christine Todd Whitman, the former Republican governor of New Jersey. They hope the party will become a viable alternative to the Republican and Democratic parties that dominate U.S. politics, founding members told Reuters.

[OCS: The strategy is clear. While this third party cannot win an election, it can prevent disaffected Democrats and independents from voting for the GOP. Thus narrowing the victory margins to allow a relatively small number of illegal votes to swing the race. A repeat of the election shenanigans we saw in the 2020 election.]

Party leaders will hold a series of events in two dozen cities this autumn to roll out its platform and attract support. They will host an official launch in Houston on Sept. 24 and the party's first national convention in a major U.S. city next summer. <Source>

In what universe do you knowingly issue government identification cards to criminals, crazies, and terrorists who have entered the country illegally?

Government eyes plan to give I.D.s to unauthorized immigrants

The Biden administration plans to test providing temporary I.D. cards to unauthorized immigrants awaiting a final decision on their cases, according to two government sources familiar with the planning.

Why it matters: Recent border crossers and other unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. often do not have I.D.s , making it more difficult to access housing, healthcare, transportation and other benefits.

[OCS: Why is the Obama/Biden administration depleting our healthcare, housing, employment, and social safety nets meant for legal citizens and immigrants? One need only consider the Cloward-Piven strategy created by two radical communist professors  who suggest bankrupting our benefits programs to drive dissatisfaction and transformational change. This is insane, especially when this identification can allow illegal aliens to freely fly around the country. Remember, every state had to revamp their drivers’ license program with individuals having to appear in person and present birth certificates, passports, and proof of residency? Now the illegal aliens get a pass without vetting.]

Officials are considering a pilot program to relieve some of those burdens, while also incentivizing more frequent communication with law enforcement throughout the complicated court process, the sources said. <Source>

The government will no longer bail out financial institutions but use taxpayer funds to bail out unions. 

Congress’ Vote on Delphi Pensions Bailout Shows Problem With Putting Unions Above Law

Congress is set to vote this week on HR 6929 to retroactively bail out the pensions of about 20,000 former Delphi auto-parts employees who had their pensions reduced beginning in 2009.

This proposed bailout, the Susan Muffley Act of 2022, is different in a number of ways from the recent no-strings-attached $97 billion bailout of about 250 select union pension plans, but it highlights the problem of lawmakers putting powerful unions above the law and requiring taxpayers to pay for their wrongdoing. <Source>

[OCS: Why are “We the People” paying for unfunded pension promises produced by corrupt and reckless actions by union pension plans? What about the 90 percent of the non-union American workforce who see massive declines in their 401(k) plans or savings eroded by inflation caused by the progressive communist democrats? Is this the down payment for union support in the 2022 and 2024 election cycle?]

Is this another attempt to whitewash the gay lifestyle and pretend Monkeypox is an epidemic affecting the entire population?

W.H.O. Declares Monkeypox Spread a Global Health Emergency

For the second time in two years, the World Health Organization has taken the extraordinary step of declaring a global emergency. This time the cause is monkeypox, which has spread in just a few weeks to dozens of countries and infected tens of thousands of people.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the W.H.O.’s director general [OCS: and a corrupt committed communist], on Saturday overruled a panel of advisers, who could not come to a consensus, and declared a “public health emergency of international concern,” a designation the W.H.O. currently uses to describe only two other diseases, Covid-19 and polio.

“We have an outbreak that has spread around the world rapidly through new modes of transmission, about which we understand too little, and which meets the criteria” for a public health emergency, Dr. Tedros told reporters. It was apparently the first time that the director general had sidestepped his advisers to declare an emergency.

[OCS: They understand the method of transmission, but refuse to go beyond describing the causal behavior as “men who have sex with other men.]

As of Friday, New York City had logged 839 monkeypox cases, nearly all of them in men who have sex with men, according to the city’s Department of Health. In late June, the city began offering the monkeypox vaccine, but ran out with just about 1,000 doses available. <Source>

[OCS: It seems reasonable, after lockdowns and mask initiatives, to close gay bathhouses, demand vaccination, test and track international visitors and illegal aliens, criminalize gay sex for 16 weeks to “stop the spread.”  Like HIV/AIDS, the vector is clear. If these prescriptives are not warranted by the severity of the disease and its spread, quit using it to drive a political scare narrative and suggesting the government may need additional emergency powers and shoveling vaccine money to big pharma.]

Will they never learn?

It’s not a matter of “when will they learn?” or “when will they stop?”, it’s a matter of seeing how fast the progressive communist democrats can radically transform America from within using the excessive spending model posed by radical communists Cloward and Piven.

It appears that Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has agreed to support another half-a-trillion-dollar socialist spending package with goodies for healthcare ($64 billion, robbing seniors to pay for Obamacare), climate and green energy giveaways ($369 billion), and proposing increased taxes on the wealthy. A subset of the misnamed “Build Back Better" package.

And they have the balls to label this bullshit package the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” and offer it up before the announcement of a recession.

When is the long-standing definition of a recession, two consecutive quarters of reduced GDP growth, not the correct definition? When the progressive communist democrats deliberately created the recession out of thin air with their toxic agenda. 

How effing stupid...

Congress pours $75M into gun research such as whether community gardens stop shootings

NIH and CDC dole out the taxpayer dollars to universities to do the research. Funding includes $2.25 million to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor to determine whether turning vacant lots into green spaces, such as community gardens, pocket parks or green infrastructure, will reduce firearm violence in Detroit. <Source>

[OCS: I wonder if these dumb sons-of-bitches understand that drug dealers love public spaces like parks to ply their trade -- bringing gun-related violence with them. Again, it's not gun control; it's crime control.]

Bottom line…

We are so screwed. Vote the progressive communist democrat bastards out of office.

Democrats-- 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


CHIPS BILL: BIDEN'S HISTORIC QUID PRO QUO?

BOHICA: Bend over, here it comes again…

It is one thing to offer semiconductor chip makers assistance to return their operations to the United States from vulnerable venues like China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines; it is quite another to use these subsidies as a political quid pro quo.

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While speaking on a panel with the Council on Foreign Relations on Jan. 23, 2018, then Vice President Joe Biden confessed to extortion and a quid pro quo in a recorded speech.

"I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and Yanukovych that they would take action against the state prosecutor and they didn't. So they were walking out of the press conference, and I said we were not going to give them the $1 billion. They said you have no authority. You are not the president. The president said ... I said call him," Biden said. "I'm telling you, you are not getting $1 billion. I said you're not getting $1 billion and I am going to be leaving here in six hours and if the prosecutor is not fired you are not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch -- he got fired."

President Joe Biden appears to be setting the stage for an even more audacious move to leverage a massive $280 billion subsidy to the semiconductor industry to affect the 2022 and 2024 elections. Probably not planned by Biden himself, but the cadre of Obama acolytes that serve as his minders.

From the Wall Street Journal…

Semiconductor Subsidy Strings Attached

Biden makes clear he’ll be telling CEOs how to invest the federal money.

The Senate on Tuesday voted 64-32 to advance a $280 billion “chips plus” subsidy bill, and as ever in politics there’s a lot of plus. Money from Washington always comes with strings attached, and we hope the semiconductor CEOs know what they’ve signed up for.

That message couldn’t have been clearer from President Biden on Tuesday when he told business and labor leaders on a conference call that the bill’s $52 billion in grants for Intel and other chip makers would not be “a blank check to companies.” The President said he will “personally have to sign off on the biggest grants.”

Hint to companies applying for money: Locate that new factory in a swing state with more than a handful of electoral votes. Mr. Biden or the Vice President may want to swing by during the 2024 election campaign.

The President also underscored that the law requires companies to pay union prevailing wages to build the semiconductor fabrication facilities funded by the bill. Communications Workers of America president Chris Shelton said this will ensure “there isn’t a race to the bottom.” Translation: Construction will be more expensive, and non-union contractors won’t benefit.

Some companies that lobbied for the bill have nonetheless expressed frustration that it forbids recipients of federal largesse from expanding advanced-chip production in China. But what did they expect? The politicians are selling the bill as a national-security necessity to compete with China to make sure that more chips are made in the U.S. in case of conflict with Beijing.

Mr. Biden also made clear his Administration will impose its own conditions on the money. For instance, “we’re not going to allow companies to use these funds to buy back stock or issue dividends.” Mr. Biden threatened to claw back subsidies from those that do. This means companies that take federal money won’t be allowed to reward shareholders if the investments succeed.

The President also noted that companies whose future innovations derive in part from the bill’s $200 billion in authorized spending on research and development in areas like green energy and artificial intelligence will be required “to deploy that technology” and invest “in a facility here in America.” This requirement will make CEOs add a political calculation to their investment choices.

Industrial policy and the political allocation of capital invariably distort investment. Don’t be surprised if the conditions that Congress and the Administration impose on these companies make the firms and the United States less competitive with China. <Source>

If the transition of semiconductor chip fabrication facilities back to the United States made economic sense, the chipmakers would have made the move themselves using investor funding.

Bottom line…

Enabling corruptocrats like Biden and the progressive communist democrats is a prescription for more political corruption that can be targeted against the United States and benefit our communist enemies, especially China, which has infiltrated the Congress and Executive Branch.

Don’t expect accurate accounting or honest oversight of the political giveaway.

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


YEAH, RIGHT!

Hillary-above the lawWe 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


GREEN WAR IS A LOSER

There is little doubt in my mind that the progressive communist democrats in the Obama/Biden administration are doing everything they can to weaken the United States military.

From reduced training standards to accommodate socially-engineered outcomes to politically-driven procurement of so-called “green” weaponry and supplies, our enemies, both foreign and domestic, are weakening the capabilities and resilience of our warfighters. Like nonsensical rules of engagement that favor the enemy while putting our soldiers at risk – all to avoid the media exploitation of collateral damage to civilians and civilian facilities.

I have little or no faith in the majority of today’s officer corps, from full colonels to flag rank – many of whom are politicians in uniform or career bureaucrats. Most of whom are susceptible to undue or unlawful command influence and peer pressure to conform. An environment where tailored uniforms and bureaucratic protocols and procedures trump results, the home of senseless directives created so far from the field of battle as to be dangerous to those downrange.

Hummer-EV

The idiocy of electric vehicles…

Speed on the battlefield counts. Not only the speed at which you can move men, materiel, and weaponry point-to-point but the speed at which you can refuel a prime mover or weapon. The idea that you can recharge an electric vehicle faster than one powered by fossil fuels is ludicrous. At the very least, the bottom line for electric vehicles is a hybrid that uses a fossil-fuel-driven engine to supply immediate energy when needed.

Army tests electric Humvee for future battlefield use

The Army picked General Motors to provide them with a GMC Hummer EV for a test drive as the service looks to fill a requirement for a light- to heavy-duty battery electric vehicle to reduce the military’s reliance on fossil fuels in garrison and in the field.

[OCS: For the foreseeable future, electric vehicles should be restricted to garrison use and kept away from the battlefield. One can easily imagine diesel-powered recharge vehicles being necessary to recharge or rescue electric vehicles – thereby making a mockery of climate claims. Winning the war is far preferable than virtue signaling one’s climate wokeness.]

GM’s all-electric pickup-model Hummer features 1,000 horsepower with a 24-module, double-stacked Ultium battery pack. It offers almost 330 miles of combined driving range with its first edition and can go from 0-to-60 mph in as little as 3 seconds, according to the company.

[OCS: There is a severe tradeoff between the use of peak power and range. The idea of all-electric vehicles on the battlefield is nonsensical – especially in hostile climate extremes where armor, explosive batteries, and other factors pose operational limitations.]

Leveraging GM’s advanced technology, this demonstration will prove to our U.S. Army customer what an all-electric supertruck can do and how the underlying technology can be leveraged for future defense needs, whether on an installation or in a tactical environment,” Steve DuMont, president of GM Defense, a subsidiary of General Motors, said in a statement.

[OCS: I do not want “advanced technology,” I want simple, robust, resilient, and fit for the mission.]

GM Defense said it is leveraging the company’s $35 billion investment in electric vehicles and autonomous vehicle technology to help lead the government’s transition to a more electric future.

“With access to GM’s advanced technologies, GM Defense is able to provide proven commercial technologies adapted to meet specific defense requirements and the needs of our customers,” Mr. DuMont said.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has called climate change “an existential threat” and said it was vital for the Pentagon to respond to the challenge.

“Today, no nation can find lasting security without addressing the climate crisis,” he said in April 2021. “Climate change is making the world more unsafe and we need to act.”

[OCS: There is no doubt in my mind that Lloyd Austin is an intersectional general with more interest in race and the progressive agenda than winning wars. His performance in Afghanistan should have ended his career by honorable resignation or court martial for dereliction of duty.]

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I envision these vehicles as little more than mobile battery packs to power communications and other weaponry.

Defeat from within…

Good order and discipline, along with unit cohesion and esprit de corps, are critical to any military organization. Yet we find the progressive communist democrats teaching soldiers and support personnel to make race-based value judgments and to hate those of other colors. Thus violating the rule: there may be officers and enlisted personnel, but everybody is green and mission-driven.

Critical Race Theories Have "Established a Beachhead at the Military Service Academies"

An analysis by our CriticalRace.org shows: “The good news is that CRT and related ideologies have not yet captured the military service academies … The bad news is that these ideologies have established a beachhead … and are likely to expand as part of a more general military wokeness campaign from the top down.”

"The U.S. Military Academy at West Point's mission is 'to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army'"

USMA has engaged in numerous initiatives which promote the expanse of Critical Race Training. USMA drafted The USMA Diversity Inclusion Plan 2020-2025. After the documents were obtained by Judicial Watch, it was revealed that West Point trains its cadets in Critical Race Theory. A mandatory seminar which involves discussion of 'white rage' is administered to West Point's cadets. Furthermore, West Point's curriculum involves courses that instruct on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  <Source>

Bottom line…

To pretend there is such a thing as an ethical or environmentally-friendly war is delusional and will reduce your ability to wage war and to allow our soldiers to prevail.

America is a tolerant and diverse space that is exploited by our enemies. We must maintain vigilance and overwatch on those corrupt officials who are cramming crap weaponry and supplies in theatre and subverting our nation from within. To allow politicians to convey any advantage to our enemies on the battlefield is unacceptable.

We are so screwed.

POW-MIAsteve


“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


DOOMSDAY SCENARIO IMPACTS THE UNITED STATES?

Pogo

Yesterday, I watched one of my favorite movies, War Games, whose lesson on winning a nuclear war is not to play the game. Likewise, the only way we can start to counter an un-American system that is quickly approaching authoritarian fascism is not to play their game. Whether a sufficient number of Americans can overcome their long-term indoctrination and resist the system is questionable.

Consider …

(1)   We have seen that most of the United States' population is willing to sacrifice their privacy and personal security for convenience and free benefits.

(2)   We have seen the malignant and metastasizing effects of a government infiltrated by domestic and foreign powers with hostile intent, namely to weaken or destroy the United States of America from within.

(3)   We have seen the demonstrable results of a corrupt government willing to subvert the nation’s premier intelligence, law enforcement, and other agencies that control critical infrastructure to gain or maintain political power.

(4)   We have seen the last bastion of national security, the military, start to be infected by the corrupt forces now controlling our government. Put in motion by a diabolical president who is, in reality,  a communist traitor to America.

(5)   We have seen unprecedented fascism and the rise of public/private coordination and cooperation such that traditional norms, constitutional safeguards, and checks and balances can be bypassed by constitutionally prohibited government behavior -- mostly without challenge by the Courts.

(6)   We have seen corporations respond to government dictates, coerced by the loss of government contracts, grants, tax benefits, and the threat of investigations or restrictive legislation.

(7)   We have seen the nation’s educational institutions indoctrinating instead of educating, giving a platform to radicals who openly despise the United States of America. Including institutions where administrators and professors fear for their jobs in the face of an orchestrated student uprising.

(8)   We have seen our nation’s traditional safeguard against tyranny, a free press willing to speak truth to power, be corporatized, and crumble.

(9)   We have seen our technology companies develop and deploy surveillance tools customarily used by the secret police of despotic nations.

(10)  We have seen the means of mass communication co-opted by forces seeking to censor dissent and cancel the dissenters.

Bottom line...

Can it be turned around?

Will enough people turn out in 2022 to provide a win beyond election manipulation?

Do the American people even understand patriotism anymore?

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


THIS WEEKEND I WAS STRICKEN WITH A SEVERE CASE OF "WHO CARES?"

Nothing I read, watched, or listened to was free from the taint of a corrupt media seeking to misinform me and push me into accepting the malignant agenda of the progressive communist democrats.

Yellow-journalism

Yellow journalism is an American term for journalism and associated newspapers presenting little or no legitimate, well-researched news while using eye-catching headlines for increased sales. Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, or sensationalism. By extension, the term yellow journalism is used today as a pejorative to decry any journalism that treats news in an unprofessional or unethical fashion.

Perhaps we need to consider adding red journalism as a term used to describe dishonest media that acts as propagandists for the progressive communist democrats and seeks to turn every event into a critical emergency to seize “emergency powers” that promote big government and reduce personal freedoms.

As I considered what course of action I might take to turn down the volume of peak bullshit, I decided to share the advice of the esteemed economist/philosopher Thomas Sowell who provided a four-question bullshit filter.

Thomas Sowell’s Four Questions that will destroy most any false and/or misleading story

1. Compared to what?

2. At what cost?

3. What hard evidence do you have?

4. Who shall decide what is best?

Bottom line…

The fundamental problem with the progressive communist democrats is that they do not care about the first three questions. The fourth has only one option – everything should be decided by the government that is itself governed by enlightened, progressive communist Democrats who believe they have the education, experience, wealth, and moral right to dictate what is best for the “little people.”

We are so screwed when we care what the progressive schmucks say, do, or think, and we should concentrate our time, energy, and money, defeating their evil ideology and removing them from positions of power.

-- 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


REVIEW: "THE REAL STORY OF JANUARY 6" -- EPOCH TV DOCUMENTARY

Bottom line...

I am singularly unimpressed with this rather ordinary production that does not live up to its title or advance promotion and publicity.

Like most documentaries on a controversial subject, the Epoch Times’ documentary, “The Real Story of January 6,” tells you A story, not THE story.

Running one hour and forty-two minutes end-to-end, we see video clips and interspersed commentary whose message appears to be:

(1)  There is a deliberate disconnect between what we are told and allowed to see and an equally plausible counter-narrative. The progressive mainstream media appears to be burying the truth, especially with regard to the murder of Ashli Babbitt and the protection of the identity of the U.S. Capitol Police officer, Lt. Michael Byrd, who killed her.

(2)  There was misconduct, including criminal activity, on both sides.

(3)  There appears to be an unexplained presence of unknown agitators, possibly intelligence or law enforcement plants, and official bad actors. It appears that the authorities may not be interested in many unindicted suspicious actors and unidentified material witnesses.

(4)  The riot was exacerbated by an understaffed and ill-supervised police force whose brutality and actions should be investigated as criminal matters.

(5)  Two cases involving criminally inappropriate use of force against protestors appear to be homicides that should have been investigated and the perpetrators charged.

(6)  The issue is being exploited for political gain by a partisan group of legislators inappropriately.

(7)  A real investigation is not being conducted and should be a priority in the future, especially regarding the human rights abuses perpetrated by the government on, as yet innocent, citizens being inappropriately held in pretrial detention in Washington D.C. and elsewhere -- many in horrible conditions that appear to be punitive. 

There were overly dramatic staged “hero” shots of narrator Joshua Philipp, host of “Crossroads” on Epoch TV and a senior investigative reporter at The Epoch Times.

Is it comprehensive coverage? No.
Are the interpretations correct? Maybe.
Is it worth watching? Only if you are a fanatic or deeply interested in the subject matter.
Is it worth a second viewing? No.
Conclusion: We don't know what we don't know; there must be a genuine investigation by serious non-partisan individuals.

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The Real Story of January 6 | documentary
Epoch TV Live

What Really Happened on January 6?

Do we really know what took place in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021? Was it a coup, a riot, an insurrection, or a protest?

While the dust from January 6, 2021, has long cleared, it has been replaced by a smoke screen. A carefully crafted narrative has been set that claims the events of that day amounted to a “violent insurrection.” This claim, however, does not match the facts. “The Real Story of January 6” takes an objective look at what happened through the eyes of those who were there. The Epoch Times provides the first comprehensive look into what really happened that day. The Truth can’t be hidden.

Press Release

After more than 18 months of heated rhetoric, political commentary, and nonstop media coverage, do we really know what took place in Washington on January 6, 2021? Was it a coup, a riot, an insurrection, or a protest?
To provide new clarity on the events of that day, EpochTV and The Epoch Times have produced a documentary, “The Real Story of January 6,” which will premiere on Friday, July 22. The film is narrated by Joshua Philipp, host of “Crossroads” on EpochTV and a senior investigative reporter at The Epoch Times.

Jasper Fakkert, editor-in-chief of The Epoch Times, said: “There has been a narrative perpetuated about January 6 that omits many of the facts about what happened that day.
“With in-depth interviews and exclusive video footage, we take an objective look at the issues, the people, and the impacts of the events.”

The film takes a close look at the shooting of 35-year-old Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt and the deaths of three other supporters of former President Donald J. Trump. It analyzes the police response to the massive crowds and use of force around the U.S. Capitol.

It examines the human impacts of January 6, including the suicide of one defendant and the long pretrial imprisonment of dozens of others. It also investigates claims that some of the attacks on the Capitol and police were carried out by unindicted suspicious actors.

“The Real Story of January 6” will premiere in a live stream on EpochTV and then be available on demand. To watch the documentary, click here.

SYNOPSIS

“The Real Story of January 6,” a documentary by The Epoch Times, reveals the truth that has been hidden from the American people. While a narrative has been set that what took place that day was an insurrection, key events and witnesses have been ignored, until now. The documentary takes an unvarnished look at police use of force and the deaths that resulted in some measure from it. The film asks tough questions about who was responsible for the chaos that day. With compelling interviews and exclusive video footage, the documentary tells the real story of January 6.

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The strangest part of the documentary was the story of Luke Coffee, “a Dallas-area film producer,” who claims he took his direction directly from God and describes the experience.

In the final analysis, I would not pay to see this documentary streamed or as a theatrically-released short.

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


KAMALA HARRIS ON GUN CONTROL

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Kamala Harris -- doing the work…

Addressing all her sisters and brothers with her characteristic cackle, Vice President and national embarrassment Kamala Harris spoke before the National Urban League Annual Conference.

I find it ironic that the Vice President notes, “Black People are 13% of America’s population, and I think it is 62% of homicide victims to gun violence.”

[OCS: Never once does Harris question why there is a “disparate impact,” a term favored by the progressive communist democrats, between Black criminality and their representative percentage in the population. Never once does Harris mention that most of these homicides are associated with Black-on-Black crime. Nor does Harris say that most police-involved shootings involve resisting arrest, a direct assault on a police officer, or a fleeing criminal likely to harm community members.

How loud would Harris scream if anyone suggested that you disarm Black citizens between the ages of 8 and 30 living in the inner cities to achieve meaningful crime control? Forget the Second Amendment; the progressive communist democrats do not believe in the U.S. Constitution unless it can be manipulated to serve their agenda. They would much rather bleat about gun control and disarming law-abiding citizens than speak about crime control. Please ignore the fact that they would create a larger victim pool for criminals, crazies and terrorists.] 

“And we know it is something we need to address. When I look at the failure of the United States Congress to have the courage to act, I think it is a call for all of us to demand action and demand that they have courage. When I think particularly about the issue assault weapons, you know, assault weapons, most things, whether it’s the table that you’re eating on right now the plate, you’re using the fork. Most things have an intentional design. In terms of the things that we use assault weapons were designed to kill a lot of human beings quickly. There is no reason that we have weapons of war on the streets of America.

[OCS: Ignore the “weapons of war” reference – most crimes are committed with handguns, not assault rifles. And, as for responding to a well-armed gang or mob, there is a case for fast-cycling, high-capacity weapons.]

So when I think about what we need to do to address mayor and what ultimately does so often fall on the shoulders of our mayors to address on a community level, we need to take action at the federal level in terms of passing smart gun safety laws, we need to to get rid of and repeal this liability shield for gun manufacturers. Why should they be immune from litigation? Doesn’t mean that a court will necessarily decide anything. But the people, if we believe in systems of justice, should have a right to bring those cases where there is merit.

[OCS: We have substantive and practical laws on the books. However, these laws are not often fully enforced by progressive communist democrat prosecutors who ignore previous gun-related criminality and plea bargain away gun charges in return for a guaranteed conviction that will add to their performance statistics and case clearance totals.

This is the United States, and we do not hold tool manufacturers criminally or civilly liable for the ill-intent of their tool users. Litigation? The progressive communist democrats believe "the process is the punishment" and will use the law to bankrupt their opponents and drive them away. Justice? The progressive communist democrats do not believe in justice – they equate criminals with victims in our systemically racist society – with little self-awareness that they control the system.

  • The man who allegedly tried to stab Republican candidate for New York governor Lee Zeldin with a bladed weapon during a campaign stop on Thursday was released from jail within hours of his arrest on a felony charge — just as Zeldin had predicted. David Jakubonis, 43, from Fairport, New York, was arraigned overnight in Perinton Town Court on a count of second-degree attempted assault stemming from the attack on Rep. Zeldin but was quickly released on his own recognizance. <Source>
  • Shocker! Two fentanyl traffickers who were released from jail on their own recognizance less than 24 hours after being arrested with 150,000 fentanyl pills during a traffic stop in California last month were both no shows for their court date yesterday. <Source>
  • Progressive communist democrat Associate Justice Elena Kagan warns that Supreme Court legitimacy at risk if it strays too far from public sentiment.

Here we have Justice Kagan totally ignoring that the role of a Supreme Court Justice is to interpret the U.S. Constitution, not the wishes of a majority mob. <Source>]

We need to have background checks. Think about it. It’s just reasonable to believe that before you can buy something that can kill another human being, we may want to know a couple of things about your background like that. You are a danger to yourself or other people around you. So we need reasonable gun safety laws and I believe that it is something that we all know will address the issue in part.

[OCS:  Background checks to weed out ineligible gun purchasers are a joke. Most criminals, crazies, and terrorists do not fill-out paperwork to acquire weapons, and when they do they lie like drug addict Hunter Biden who lied on his background check form. The progressive communist democrats bleat about “reasonable” gun safety laws yet seem unable to explain what those reasonable laws might be and why they are reasonable and necessary – or differ in effect from effective laws which remain unenforced.

Consider that law enforcement officials visited the home of an innocent citizen who committed no crime nor was suspected of a crime to verify the serial numbers on two recent gun purchases. This is the result of registration lists. And there is nothing in the Constitution or law that authorizes this behavior unless you hold a federal firearms license.

Warrantless ATF agents showed up on the front porch of a Delaware man’s home, demanding to see his firearms. The agents claimed they were investigating “straw purchases” and that the man had been flagged in their system after making a “large firearm purchase” of a whopping two guns.
The Delaware man, who has not shared his name, posted a video of the interaction with ATF agents and a member of the Delaware State Police online. The footage was captured from his family home’s Ring doorbell and shows one ATF agent and a Delaware state cop standing on his front porch, while another ATF agent takes up a position in the yard.

In the video of the warrantless ATF inspection posted online, the agent at the door tells the man that he’s “verifying” that he still has the firearms he recently purchased, seeming to state to because the man purchased two firearms at once, the government believes he’s done something wrong, though obviously not illegal.

“The idea is that when you purchase more than two guns at a time it generates a multiple sales report and it comes to us and we have to check them out,” the ATF agent on the front porch explained. “That’s all that is. You did nothing wrong, absolutely zero,” he admitted, while still demanding the see the firearms.

Ultimately, the man obliged the ATF and Delaware state cop, going back into his home to retrieve his firearms from his gun safe. When he did so, the cops were caught on the Ring doorbell admitting that they “don’t blame him” for his skepticism of their warrantless door knock. <Source>]

But there are a lot of other pressing issues that are associated with that issue that also need to be addressed in terms of what it causes, in terms of the mental health impact, the trauma on communities. What we know when I look at the mothers of homicide victims, that when I was DA I would meet with every other Thursday evening, no other prosecutor had met with them and I would meet with those mothers mostly and fathers who had lost mostly their sons. And the trauma that it caused on those families and by extension the communities, we need to address that as well. So there are a lot of things that are directly connected with gun violence that we need to be smarter about. Not to mention all of the other contributing factors that we could go into in more detail about economic opportunities or lack thereof in communities.

[OCS: California, run by progressive communist democrats like Harris, has a horrific record of ignoring victims and coddling criminals.]

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Reasonable or California Craziness?

New California gun control law mimics Texas abortion measure

California punched back Friday against two recent landmark US Supreme Court decisions as Governor Gavin Newsom signed a controversial, first-in-the-nation gun control law patterned after a Texas anti-abortion law and urged other states to follow suit.

“It’s time to put them on the defense. You cannot sell, you cannot manufacture, you cannot transfer these illegal weapons of war and mass destruction in the state of California. And if you do, there are 40 million people that can collect $10,000 from you, and attorney fees, for engaging in that illegal activity.”

Lawmakers patterned the bill, at Newsom’s request, after a Texas law allowing citizens to sue anyone who provides or assists in providing an abortion. The US Supreme Court gave preliminary approval to the Texas law, but California’s law will automatically be invalidated if the Texas law is eventually ruled unconstitutional. <Source>

Bottom line…

If Kamala Harris sounds coherent, it is because she is using a teleprompter and not winging it.

The progressive communist democrats want to disarm law-abiding citizens and make them vulnerable to their shock troops like Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and other Black militias like the racist, anti-America Nation of Islam.

We are so screwed if we surrender our rights without a fight at the ballot box in 2022.

-- steve

NRA-BENEFACTOR-1


“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


BIDEN NEEDS TO BITCH-SLAP AMLO

There is no doubt that Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO, is a committed communist, even naming his son Jesús Ernesto after Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the Marxist murderer who fought with Fidel Castro in Cuba.

So when a communist head of state openly taunts the United States over trade issues and declares “nothing will happen,” it is time for the President of the United States to bitch-slap the Mexican President and remind him that Mexico is a very junior partner in the trade relationship; deserving of respect but responsible for avoiding the open disparagement of the relationship between our two nations.

MEXICO-PARTNERSHIP

U.S. Initiates Trade Fight With Mexico Over Energy Policy
‘Ooooh, I’m so scared,’ Mexico’s López Obrador says, dismissing complaint that Mexico favors its state energy interests at the expense of American companies

The U.S. launched a trade fight against Mexico on Wednesday, accusing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s government of favoring its state-owned utility and oil company at the expense of American businesses.

The U.S. is seeking dispute settlement consultations under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement—the first step in what could lead to tariffs on a range of Mexican products. It also represents a challenge by the Biden administration to Mr. López Obrador’s effort to regain government control over the country’s oil and electricity markets.

[OCS: Like all communists, AMLO, wants to re-impose government control over industries to better serve “the Mexican people.”]

Mr. López Obrador was dismissive of the U.S. action, chalking it up to intense lobbying by what he called corrupt right-wing rivals in Mexico.

Ooooh, I’m so scared...,” he said at his daily morning press conference, paraphrasing a line of a popular song by a musician of his tropical Tabasco state. He then ordered his staff to play the song in the middle of the press conference.

Nothing will happen,” he said, referring to the trade dispute, arguing that President Biden has always been respectful of Mexico’s national sovereignty. <Source: Wall Street Journal>

It is a time to remind Mexican authorities that the United States is not as weak as it appears – even with the radical Obama/Biden policy of “open borders” and pumping billions into Mexico.

How America should respond…

(1) Rescind any plans to expand worker visas that the Biden Administration has just issued.

U.S. weighs 300,000 additional work visas to ease migration pressure

The Biden administration will propose issuing 300,000 temporary work visas to Mexicans and Central Americans to ease migration challenges in both countries, Mexico’s minister of the Interior says.

“It’s a high price, in terms of social costs, for our country to be a crossing point for migrants and every day we’re talking with the American government to try to generate (better) conditions,” Interior Minister Adan Augusto Lopez said Wednesday in a speech to the business community in Tijuana, Mexico. <Source>

Or, better yet, reduce the number of visas issued by 1,000 visas/month until the trade dispute is settled.

(2)  Considering the billions of dollars transferred to Mexico by those in the United States, tax these so-called remittances with a 5% tax to help pay for humanitarian services for newcomers who illegally cross the border.

Mexico Received $50 Billion in Remittances from the United States – Why Don’t We Tax It?

Mexicans living in the United States are on pace to send more than $50 billion in remittances to people still living in Mexico, according to data from the World Bank and Bank of Mexico. Border Report noted that this is a record amount of money sent back to Mexico, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and economic issues in the United States.

Remittances are money sent to countries overseas, often using money-wire services such as Western Union and MoneyGram. Remittances account for a significant quantity of some countries’ gross domestic product, including those in Central and South America. Immigration analyst Andrew Arthur noted that “remittances significantly subsidize the economies in those countries, and each would be hard pressed to replace the lost GDP if its nationals were to stop migrating, or even worse, return to those countries.” <Source>

In addition, start billing the Mexican government for healthcare and educational services provided to illegal aliens who crossed the border during periods of mass migration from Central and South America. Toughen vehicle inspections of commercial vehicles crossing the border. Reduce government aid targeted for fighting the cartels, which AMLO seems to embrace.

“President AMLO assured that his government should also take care of the members of criminal gangs, as they are human beings And the armed forces must avoid confrontation after a video in which elements of the Mexican military are persecuted by armed civilians in Michoacan.” <Source>

Bottom line…

Al

Between presidents Obama and Biden, the United States has never been this vulnerable to foreign interference in our internal affairs. Laughing as they continually embarrass and disparage our nation and its leadership – especially when our progressive communist democrats provide aid and comfort to our enemies.

Respect works both ways!

Time to get tough to avoid continually being screwed. This is the power dynamic that Trump mastered long ago as a commercial builder. 

-- 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


IMMIGRATION: DEMOCRATS PLAN TO EXTEND OPEN BORDERS TO FLY-IN IMMIGRATION

No mas borders…

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There is no doubt in my mind that America-hating communist Barak Obama is running the Biden administration through his minions in the White House (Susan Rice), the Department of Justice (Lisa Monaco), and other key executive branch agencies.

So I am not surprised to find out that the same people who claim that our Southern border is closed and under control are seeking to increase the flow of illegal immigrants in the United States by expanding the points of entry where aliens can declare asylum.

A key feature of this traitorous action to destroy the sovereignty of the United States is the creation of an online system that would allow anyone, anywhere in the world, to sign-up for asylum' – jump on a plane or boat without a valid U.S.Visa  or passport and then claim asylum upon landing. Additionally, asylum-seekers would no longer have to face an immigration judge but non-judicial U.S. asylum officers.

This is not simply overstaying a visa, but claiming asylum prior to entering the United States.

Bottom line…

After eight years of Obama and two years of Biden, our country is becoming unrecognizable, our economy is in shambles, and another war is bleeding our reserve stockpiles.

We are literally crippling our nation, constitution, military, economy, and culture.

The gutless GOP refused to fight for counting illegal aliens during the Census lest the truth be told that there are not twelve million illegal aliens present in the United States -- a number that stays the same year after year in spite of the illegal alien hordes pouring into our country.

My original request was that we give illegal aliens 90-days to register and after that date, they could be deported, along with family members,  without adjudication. Likewise, penalizing those who do not use e-Verify to check employment status -- and demand that both the Social Security Administration and the IRS turn over information on those using bogus Social Security Numbers to the immigration authorities to be prosecuted as an additional crime. 

Proof?

ILLEGAL-ALIENS-1

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


U.S. WEAPONS AND SECRETS ARE FLOWING TO OUR ENEMIES

Trojan-horse

Our government appears to be selling out our country…

(1)  We know that Ukraine has been and still is a corrupt kleptocracy. From dealings with Hunter and Joe Biden, we can see that the nation is riddled with corruption, arms dealing, and other illegal activities.

(2)  The fact that Ukraine is engaged in an open conflict with Russia does not automatically convey a mantle of purity and trustworthiness on Ukraine or its leadership.

(3)  There are those within the United States who continue to promote and foster the ongoing conflict, which generates enormous profits for the military-industrial complex and its middlemen facilitators. You can bet foreign agents, through their American friends, are engaging in the traditional wining, dining, and pocket-lining of our Congressional representatives.

(4)  But, worst of all, we cannot inventory, locate, or control the money and ordinance – along with operational secrets – flowing into Ukraine and other frenemy countries like the Islamic country of Turkey.

(5)  Another Afghan-style profit center is being created while our leaders sell out our country.

It’s an open secret that our secrets flow to Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, and other hostile entities.

Zelensky Takes Aim at Hidden Enemy: Ukrainians Aiding Russia

In firing his intelligence chief and top prosecutor, President Volodymyr Zelensky signaled a more aggressive approach to a fifth column undermining Ukraine’s war effort.

[OCS: It could also be a Zelensky power grab to gain more control over the nation's top law enforcement agencies, especially since the replacements are close friends of Zelensky and his Chief of Staff.]

Even as it engages in fierce fighting with Russia on the battlefield, Ukraine is also waging war on a different, more shadowy front: rooting out spies and collaborators in government and society who are providing crucial help to the invading forces.

While Ukrainian society as a whole has rallied to the country’s defense, Russian sympathizers are reporting the locations of Ukrainian targets like garrisons or ammunition depots, Ukraine’s officials say. Priests have sheltered Russian officers and informed on Ukrainian activists in Russian-occupied areas. One official said collaborators had removed explosives from bridges, allowing Russian troops to cross.

[OCS: Considering the amount of tactical intelligence and targeting support the U.S. is supplying to Ukraine, the greater the risk of ambushes and the loss of men and materiel. It also places our intel sources and methods at great risk. ]

The issue was cast into sharp relief on Sunday night when President Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed two senior law enforcement officials, saying they had not been nearly aggressive enough in weeding out traitors. It was the first major reshuffle of his brain trust since the war began.

Hundreds of treason investigations have been opened, Mr. Zelensky said in a televised address after the dismissals, which still must be confirmed by the Parliament, underscoring the depth of a problem that can provide a critical advantage to the enemy. The threat from spies in government, churches and intelligence agencies, and from Russian-leaning citizens in the East, has plagued Ukraine for years, but has become still more acute during the war.

Mr. Zelensky specifically cited Ukraine’s security service, an unwieldy force of 27,000 personnel, the largest in Europe. Western allies believe the service has too many areas of operation, leaving it open to corruption, and prone to straying from its spy-hunting role.

Such an array of crimes against the foundations of the national security of the state, and the connections detected between the employees of the security forces of Ukraine and the special services of Russia, pose very serious questions to the relevant leadership,” Mr. Zelensky said. <Source>

The State Department's response...

US State Department is "carefully" monitoring situation after Zelensky announced plans to suspend officials

The US State Department is “aware” of the reports that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced he plans to suspend two of his top law enforcement officials over the weekend, citing instances of treason, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said at a briefing Monday.

“We’re aware of the reports, and we’ll continue to carefully monitor the situation. We are in daily contact with our Ukrainian partners,” Price said.
The State Department is “leaning forward in terms of the information” they are sharing with Ukrainian partners to “help them build the case for accountability against those who may have perpetrated war crimes and other atrocities,” Price added.

Most of the information that the US is passing to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine on a “routine basis” is “open-source information,” Price added.

[OCS: This is an obvious embarrasing bald-faced lie!]

We do have an intelligence-sharing relationship with our Ukrainian counterparts; that is we continue to proceed ahead with that,” Price said. <Source>

[OCS: Translation: business as usual. Nothing to see here folks, move along.]

There is no doubt in my mind that we should cease sharing intelligence until our intelligence agencies perform a damage assessment. And increase auditing activities to identify and prosecute corruption.

Meanwhile, the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, under the chairmanship of liar/leaker/perjurer Adam Schiff (D-CA), spends its time persecuting former President Donald Trump on behalf of the corrupt progressive communist democrats.

You would think that the Committee would be preoccupied with oversight of the nation’s intelligence agencies, who seem to have a record of significant intelligence failures and a finger in domestic politics and spying on the American people.

Likewise, one would assume that the United States House Committee on Armed Services would be conducting oversight activities on the armed services concerning the improper dismissal of experienced officers and non-commissioned officers on petty charges involving non-military matters, the quality and misconduct of those promoted on intersectionality-based social criteria, and the weakening of the military by social justice warriors who form a fifth column in our own nation.

Bottom line…

It is my belief that we are pouring our hard-earned treasure into Ukraine partly to convince our allies that America's Democrats can be a trusted partner after we destroyed Iraq,  Libya, and surrendered Afghanistan. Especially to reassure Taiwan, South Korea, and the Baltic states that we will not cut and run should they be attacked.

Our enemies, both foreign and domestic, are here and winning without firing a shot. They are purchasing our critical infrastructure and accessing its secrets using artificially-inflated dollars to buy both people and productive resources.

China building massive power farm near US Air Force base in Texas

A Chinese firm is building a massive wind farm near Laughlin Air Force base in southwest Texas, and both state and federal lawmakers are advancing legislation to stop it.

The wind farm project, known as the Blue Hills Wind development, is being managed by GH America Energy, the U.S. subsidiary of the Chinese Guanghui Energy Company according to a 2020 report by Foreign Policy. The project entails the purchase of around 140,000 acres of land located about 70 miles from Laughlin Air Force Base. Guanghui Energy is owned by Sun Guangxin, a Chinese billionaire who reportedly has ties to the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

The Blue Hills wind farm has raised concerns of efforts to spy on or otherwise interfere in U.S. flight training. The wind power project has also raised concerns the power supply to the Air Force base could be vulnerable to hostile actors. <Source>

One can only imagine the attend farm growing on top of 250-foot wind towers with sufficient space for electronic monitoring equipment.

Biden DOJ ending national security initiative aimed at countering China amid complaints about bias

The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it is ending its "China Initiative" program that was aimed at preventing spying by the Chinese Communist Party, and launching a new, "broader approach."

The China Initiative was started in 2018 under the Trump administration to protect U.S. national security against Chinese spying on U.S. intellectual property and in academia. The DOJ website said it was aimed at "identifying and prosecuting those engaged in trade secret theft, hacking, and economic espionage," as well as "protecting our critical infrastructure against external threats through foreign direct investment and supply chain compromises."

That program is coming to an end. In its place, the DOJ is instituting a new "Strategy for Countering Nation-State Threats." <Source>

To say we are being screwed by our political leadership, especially our mentally-incapacitated crazy-in-chief, is an understatement.

-- 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


ARE THE PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS USING SOCIAL ENGINEERING TO WEAKEN THE U.S. MILITARY?

STEAK

There is no doubt in my mind that the United States should not allow the U.S. military to engage in progressive communist democrat social engineering experiments.

From co-ed participation in combat units which require degrading performance standards to the use of so-called green fuels in vehicles, ships, and aircraft – anything that degrades the performance of the U.S. military, no matter what the cost or environmental impact, should not be implemented.

Now it appears that the progressive communist democrats want to feed our service members engineered foods. 

How many people noticed that the National Defense Authorization Act contained funding for a pilot program for researching and developing meat substitutes for use in the U.S. Navy?

H.R.7900 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023

TITLE II--RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND EVALUATION
Subtitle B--Program Requirements, Restrictions, and Limitations
Sec. 222. Pilot program on research and development of plant-based protein for the Navy.

SEC. 222. PILOT PROGRAM ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF PLANT-BASED PROTEIN FOR THE NAVY.

(a) Establishment.--Not later than March 1, 2023, the Secretary of the Navy shall establish and carry out a pilot program to offer plant-based protein options at forward operating bases for consumption by members of the Navy.

(b) Locations.--Not later than March 1, 2023, the Secretary shall identify not fewer than two naval facilities to participate in the pilot program and shall prioritize facilities (such as Joint Region Marianas, Guam, Navy Support Facility, Diego Garcia, and U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan) where livestock-based protein options may be costly to obtain or store.

(c) Authorities.--In establishing and carrying out the pilot program under subsection (a), the Secretary of the Navy may use the following authorities:

(1) The authority to carry out research and development projects under section 4001 of title 10, United States Code.

(2) The authority to enter into transactions other than contracts and grants under section 4021 of such title.

(3) The authority to enter into cooperative research and development agreements under section 4026 of such title.

(d) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent offering livestock-based protein options alongside plant-based protein options at naval facilities identified under subsection (b).

(e) Termination.--The requirement to carry out the pilot program established under this section shall terminate three years after the date on which the Secretary establishes the pilot program required under this section.

(f) Report.--Not later than one year after the termination of the pilot program, the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on the pilot program that includes the following:

(1) The consumption rate of plant-based protein options by members of the Navy under the pilot program.

(2) Effective criteria to increase plant-based protein options at naval facilities not identified under subsection (b).

(3) An analysis of the costs of obtaining and storing plant-based protein options compared to the costs of obtaining and storing livestock-based protein options at selected naval facilities.

(g) Definitions.--In this section:

(1) Appropriate congressional committees.—The term “appropriate congressional committees” means--

(A) the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives; and

(B) the Committee on Armed Forces of the Senate.

(2) Plant-based protein options.— The term “plant-based protein options” means edible vegan or vegetarian meat alternative products made using plant and other non-livestock-based proteins.

[OCS: Notice the wording, “other non-livestock-based proteins opens the door to non-plant-based alternatives like fungi.]

<Source>

What might that look like, and who may be behind the movement?

Bezos, Gates back fake meat and dairy made from fungus as next big alt-protein

Chicago-based Nature’s Fynd has meatless breakfast patties and dairy-free cream cheese hitting grocers’ shelves later this year, and and other meatless products including chicken-less nuggets in development.

Nature’s Fynd, based in Chicago, has raised $158 million in funding from investors including Bezos, Gates, and Al Gore. The company’s meatless breakfast patties and dairy-free cream cheese are scheduled to hit grocers’ shelves later this year, with other meatless products including burgers, chicken-less nuggets and yogurt in development. <Source>

What is it really?

Fy is a nutritional fungi protein derived from a naturally occurring microbe (Fusarium strain flavolapis) with origins in Yellowstone National Park. Using our breakthrough fermentation process, we grow Fy, an animal-free, complete protein source with all 20 amino acids and minimal environmental impact. With Fy, we create a wide range of truly delicious foods—all free from animal products—that nourish your body and nurture our planet for future generations. 

Fy is not a plant-based protein. And it’s not an animal-based protein either. It’s made from a microbe that’s actually part of the third kingdom of life—fungi. Fungi are an omnipresent, almost invisible part of nature that is sometimes forgotten but can be found all around us.

[OCS: It is an “other non-livestock-based protein.]

Fy Protein is fungi-based and, along with many species of mushrooms, our protein represents one of that kingdom’s many edible organisms. Fy Protein is vegan and as an ingredient, Fy has only a tenth of the fat of ground beef. On top of that, Fy has 50% more protein than tofu and twice as much protein as raw pea.

We take the health and wellbeing of our customers seriously and have thoroughly reviewed the science supporting the safety of Fy. Fy has been confirmed to be Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). In addition, we have received a no-questions letter from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), accepting the unanimous conclusion of a panel of independent food-safety experts that Fy is safe to eat. <Source>

[OCS: After the COVID-19 vaccine debacle, can we trust the FDA’s scientists, procedures, and review boards to keep us safe?]

Why we should be concerned…

How your gut is controlling your immune system

Though the human microbiome is receiving more attention than ever before, scientists still know little about how the trillions of invisible hitchhikers on and inside of each of us might shape our immune responses.  Now, a new study, by researchers from MIT’s Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics, offers important new clues by demonstrating how microbes from the human digestive system can direct the development of T-cells, a family of cells critical to immune function. The findings, published in Cell Host and Microbe, yield a better understanding of gut-immune “communication,” which experts hope might eventually mean help for patients with immune disorders for which few effective treatments currently exist.

We are just at the tip of the iceberg in terms of understanding how gut bacteria and our immune cells talk to each other,” says Jun Huh, a CMIT Investigator and Associate Professor of Immunology at Harvard Medical School, who was one of the senior authors of the study. “But it’s like the first steps in deciphering a communication code between two kingdoms — we know it’s important and these early steps are very exciting.” <Source>

Bottom line…

Put simply, we do not know what we do not know, and there is no way to determine the consequences of long-term exposures to artificially created and manipulated products that may adversely affect the immune system that protects us from disease and systemic abnormalities.

As we have seen with the so-called vaccines, terrible side effects may pose life-altering consequences. We have already seen pilots stricken with heart issues, from inflammation to life-threatening arrhythmias, and the last thing we want to see in carrier-based pilots or operators of critical defense systems is a loss of focus or failure to execute their mission.

We must demand that our legislators and special interests quit using America’s military for social engineering. Especially the type of destructive phenomena linked to physical and medical interventions.

Can we trust any group of individuals that believes in de-growth, weakening America from within, population control, welcomes a global pandemic as a natural population adjustment, and supports killing members of the next generation?

Watch for the redefinition of meat. 

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


DISGUSTED: ANOTHER SCIENTIST VIRTUE SIGNALING "WOKE" POLITICS

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In my day, scientists came in three flavors: extraordinarily competent and accomplished scientists, scientists that manned the labs and worked under the direction of the principal investigator, and the remainder comprised of unremarkable hacks and incompetents. No mention of nationality, color, gender, or religion, just their work and attempts to validate, extend, or falsify their findings and conclusions.

So I am somewhat disturbed when an expedition team member plays the race card as if their participation were scientifically historic.  

Historic dive aims to map Earth’s deepest point like never before

Ocean-mapping specialist Dawn Wright is the first Black person to visit Challenger Deep.

The deep ocean remains one of the most mysterious places on Earth. Only around 20% of the ocean floor has been mapped to modern standards. That includes Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench near Guam, which at around 11,000 metres below sea level is the deepest known point on the planet.

This area is so difficult to get to that just 23 people have taken the plunge since 1960. On 12 July, Dawn Wright, a marine geologist and chief scientist at Esri, a mapping-software company in Redlands, California, became the first Black person to visit. Wright was part of a two-person dive aboard the submersible Limiting Factor, piloted by Victor Vescovo, explorer and founder of ocean research firm Caladan Oceanic in Dallas, Texas.

Shortly before heading out to sea, Wright spoke to Nature about the historic dive and why mapping the depths of the ocean matters.

I am also trying to take the opportunity to express what this means to me as the first Black person to make this dive. I wish this wasn’t such a big deal — but it is, especially in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. I want young people to see that this is possible for them, and that it’s not off limits because they are Black. <Source doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-01916-4>

[OCS: I do not believe George Floyd was murdered. He was a criminal and died as a consequence of his own actions: criminal action, initial co-morbidities, ingestion of a fatal dose of drugs, and the exertion caused by his choice to resist arrest. The fact that Floyd was black and the restraining officer was of a different color should have been immaterial. I wonder if Wright condemns the Democrat Party for the crap education given to her fellow blacks?]

Background…

As Chief Scientist of Esri, Dr. Dawn Wright aids in strengthening the scientific foundation for Esri software and services while also representing Esri to the scientific community. A specialist in marine geology, she has authored and contributed to some of the most definitive literature on marine GIS. Wright is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, as well as a Fellow of the American Association of Geographers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Geological Society of America, the California Academy of Sciences, and the Oceanography Society. She maintains an affiliated faculty appointment as Professor of Geography and Oceanography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. Wright holds an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Physical Geography and Marine Geology from UC Santa Barbara. <Source>

Esri is the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping. Since 1969, we have supported customers with geographic science and geospatial analytics, what we call The Science of Where. We take a geographic approach to problem-solving, brought to life by modern GIS technology. We are committed to using science and technology to build a sustainable world.

Why am I not surprised to find another “woke” institution with a racial equity team: "Clinton Johnson -- Clinton leads Esri’s racial equity team and is an advocate for belonging and equity for people from underrepresented groups in GIS and STEM."

The problem with “woke science.”

At the heart of “woke” science is a postmodernist philosophy that redefines objective truth into subjective manifestations of power. That mathematics, the descriptive language of science, is inherently racist because its teachings assume that there is a right and wrong answer – devoid of “context” related to race, sex, gender, and belief.

I wonder if Dr. Dawn Wright would be eager to trust her life to a “woke” engineer whose calculations underlie the creation and operation of her dive vehicle or mapping software?

Woke is the shorthand identifier to identify those acolytes and beliefs as having been “awakened” to the biases and injustices allegedly permeating our societies.

In reality, a Marxist canard used to divide people into intersectional identities where they can be more easily manipulated by a regime controlled by the elites to gain or maintain their power, privileges, perks, and profits.

To illustrate the folly of this approach, let us consider the Nobel Laureate physicist Richard Feynman who explained the core of science: It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are, and your intentions are not relevant, if your hypothesis does not agree with experiment, the hypothesis or experiment is wrong. That’s all there is to it.

Bottom line…

Whatever happened to color-blind, gender-blind science?

While I agree that sensory impressions and cognitive biases can distort the observation of objective reality, I believe the quantum results of the two-slit experiment are influenced by the act of observation. I do not think the observer's color, sex, or gender matters. Perhaps, the basis of another experiment?

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


MY "FREE" COVID TESTS DELIVERED TODAY HAVE ALREADY EXPIRED!

There was a time when I used to be a lot more optimistic about the medical profession, best practices, and evidence-based treatment protocols.

Unfortunately, I am much more realistic after witnessing the deception and outright criminality of well-regarded, well-educated, and well-experienced physicians and scientists and their formerly "prestigious" institutions.

The regime, big pharma, and others exploiting the pandemic for self-gain don’t want this pandemic to end. Since the pandemic lies at the core of their political control and profits, there is no incentive to develop effective testing and early treatment protocols that work for most of the general population and reduces the fear caused by media-driven stories of dire consequences that are statistically unlikely to manifest.

I am pissed off...

Today I received four packages of on/go COVID-19 Antigen Self-Tests, each box containing two tests. They were ordered, processed, and shipped from one of our nation’s largest pharmacy service corporations. OptumRX.

It is July 16, 2022, and the test expiration date is May 2022!

A sticker on the box notes that the FDA has granted a shelf-life extension of three months.

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From the manufacturer’s website…

Attention: On May 12, 2022, the FDA granted a twelve-month shelf-life extension for On/Go COVID-19 Antigen Self-Tests (also known under CareStart COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test EUA letter).  For many boxes, for example, if the expiration date printed on your box states April 2022, the expiration date for the test is now October 31, 2022. Please note, the expiration date for the tests is the last day of the labeled expiration month.  The attached document lists the new expiration dates for On/Go Self-Tests by lot number.  We will continue to apply to FDA for shelf-life extensions every three months based on our stability studies, and the new shelf-lives for our tests will apply to tests already produced as well as future production. <Source>

From the FDA’s May 12, 2022 approval letter ...

This is to notify you that your request to update the CareStart COVID-19 Antigen Home Test to extend the shelf-life expiration date to 12 months when stored at 1oC – 30oC, based on the results of your ongoing stability studies, is granted. Upon review, we concur that the data and information submitted in EUA210314/S009 support the requested update for the CareStart COVID-19 Antigen Home Test. By submitting this EUA revision for review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you have complied with the Conditions of Authorization stated in the letter authorizing the emergency use of the CareStart COVID-19 Antigen Home Test re-issued on November 22, 2021. <Source>

[OCS: First, 30o Celsius is only 86o Fahrenheit-- posing a potential problem for those whose tests were stored and shipped in hot climates, those whose tests were left in a vehicle in hot weather, or those who do not enjoy air conditioning. Does this suggest storing the tests in a refrigerator or insulated bag? Second, the FDA is relying on the manufacturer's submitted test data which is reviewed, not corroborated. Third, there is no mention of the probability of false positives or even worse, false negatives.]

From an email from OptumRX...

The FDA has granted a shelf-life extension (Up to 6 months) for On/Go COVID-19 Antigen Self-Tests. If the expiration date printed on your box states April 2022, the expiration date for the test is now October 31, 2022.

However, looking up the actual lot number on the manufacturer’s site, I find the extension is good to November 30, 2022.

Who should I believe?

  • Should I believe the test manufacturer that is incentivized to push stale-aged inventory out the door to produce profits instead of losses?
  • Should I believe the FDA, which has been caught in various shenanigans, lies, and cover-ups? An agency that is partly funded by those they regulate and subject to regulatory capture where regulatory agencies come to be dominated by the industries or interests they are charged with regulating.
  • Should I believe the distributor? In looking up information on the COVID tests, I was surprised to find the following message – “California consumers and health care providers: The California pharmacy permit for the Carlsbad, CA OptumRx home delivery pharmacy (PHY 47482) has been placed on probation from 4/1/22 - 3/31/23 by the California Board of Pharmacy.” <Source>

The allegations cover a range of issues ranging from late deliveries, wrong prescriptions, not following a doctor’s instructions, and not seeking the doctor’s approval for substituted medication. Officially: Obstructing Patients in Obtaining Prescription Drugs, Failing to Comply with Laws of Another State when Delivering Drugs, Substituting More Expensive Drug against Respondent OptumRx Only, Deviating from Prescription Requirements, Failing to Validate Uncertain Prescription, Failure to Review Drug Therapies, and Unprofessional Conduct. <Source>

  • Should I believe my physician, who may be tightly restrained by his practice partners or facility rules and regulations?

Bottom line…

Congratulations to the progressive communist democrats who have destroyed the public’s faith in another government institution. The sooner we elect competent, conservative leaders and purge the bureaucracy of its communist sleepers and evildoers, the chances of recovery improve.

Even though the tests cost me nothing up-front, I realize that my fellow citizens and I are paying for the tests and that the ultimate cost might be my life if the test cannot be validated and I am hospitalized as a high-risk patient.

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


REIMAGINING SLAVERY

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The progressive communist Democrats continue to pander to their black coalition members by implementing affirmative action legislation and promising to consider reparations to redress historical grievances.

However, you will note that the progressive communist democrats have reimagined slavery and made it more acceptable to the enslaved people and those who sit idly by and watch this slow-moving humanitarian disaster unfold.

The difference is that while the blacks were sold into slavery by black African slavemasters, the brown enslaved people are being artificially lured into servitude by privileges and programs designed by the Democrats with their open border policy.

It used to be that illegal aliens would avoid Border Patrol officers at all costs. Now they seek out these very same officers to surrender. Knowing that they will be cleaned up, given some form of identification and assistance -- and released into the heartland of the United States to serve as a source of cheap labor which can be continually threatened with deportation. Their only obligation is promising to appear at a court hearing far in the future.

More Than 300 Migrants Surrender to Texas Border Patrol Agents in One Day

McAllen Station agents received an emergency call from a migrant who said he just crossed the border from Mexico. Agents interviewed the subject about the location of the crossing and determined it to be near Granjeno, Texas, according to Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol officials.

The agents quickly responded to the area and found a total of 67 illegal immigrants, officials stated. The group consisted of family units and unaccompanied minors.

Agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector process the highest number in the nation of migrants who cross the border this way and make asylum claims based on “credible fear.” During Fiscal Year 2018, which ended on September 30, 32,521 migrants made credible fear asylum claims after surrendering to Border Patrol agents, the report from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol stated. This represents an increase of 29 percent over the previous year claims made by 25,156 migrants. <Source>

The evidence is everywhere. All of the immigration legislation that the progressive communist democrats propose rarely deals with the impact of employment on American citizens, especially young adults seeking part-time work or entry-level positions.

Bottom line...

The fundamental problem with the progressive communist democrats is that they never suffer the consequence of their actions or are accountable for the death, pain, and suffering they create.

And the propagandists in the media rarely note that the constant influx of illegal aliens has a “disparate impact,” to use a progressive phrase, on the minority American citizens who vote as well as those holding legal green card work permits.

I find it amazing that the Democrats who claim to speak on behalf of minorities and blue-collar workers are governed by college-educated white elites who live in their own insulated bubble in costal areas. They continually complain about systemic problems, never mentioning that they control the system's institutions as well as the culture.

The most dangerous threat is not the one that you didn't see, but the one you failed to recognize as a threat.

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


WARNING: THE PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS ARE PLANTING TIME BOMBS IN AMERICA

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I wonder how many Americans recognize the future long-term damage being done to America, its citizens, and our lives by woke progressive communist democrat officials with their insane and nonsensical rules and regulations?

Consider the following facts...

(1)  The progressive communist democrats are sensationalizing the science surrounding climate change to drive their progressive communist agenda and attempt to fundamentally transform America's economy, culture, and governance. One need only look back to the decades of failed predictions and enormous profits generated by exploiting global climate change.

(2)  The United States has abundant natural resources, especially fossil fuels, to last hundreds of years, including abundant cost-effective natural gas supplies.

(3)  The progressive communist democrats are trying to destroy our industrialized energy-based economy by demanding the replacement of abundant, reliable, cost-effective fossil fuels with unreliable and costly so-called green alternatives such as solar and wind devices which produce only a fraction of what is required to sustain our economy and quality of life—demonizing nuclear energy based on decades-old technology and information and destroying dams and hydroelectric generating capacity.

(4)  The progressive communist democrats continue to suppress accurate information and dissent by falsely labeling anything that contradicts the regime's narrative as misinformation or disinformation—totally ignoring that the preponderance of misinformation and disinformation is generated by the regime itself or its media propagandists.

The attack is being localized...

The End of the Gas Range and Fireplace? Local Governments Ban Natural Gas

Are you hoping for a shiny gas range in your new home? How about a fireplace as the main attraction of your new living room?

If so, don’t move to Los Angeles, because the city is phasing out natural gas hookups in all new residential and commercial buildings effective Jan. 1, 2023. But LA isn’t alone. It’s California’s 57th locality to introduce commitments to phase out natural gas, and many cities across the country are following suit.

In a misguided effort to reduce emissions, localities that pass ordinances like these totally ignore just how vital natural gas is not only for our broader energy landscape, but also for families and businesses.

Nationwide, natural gas accounts for roughly 38% of electricity generation, and around 177 million Americans use natural gas to heat their homes and cook their meals.

Beyond its prevalence, natural gas is also an affordable source of energy. Residential natural gas is estimated to cost almost one-quarter the price of electricity, which, according to the American Gas Association, adds up to an average annual savings of over $1,000 in household utilities.

And natural gas is a relatively clean source of energy. The U.S. Energy Information Administration notes that “burning natural gas for energy results in fewer emissions of nearly all types of air pollutants and carbon dioxide (CO2) than burning coal or petroleum products to produce an equal amount of energy.”

Yet, even with all of these benefits considered, environmental activists would rather push out-of-touch policies that drive up prices for families and businesses and wreak havoc on consumer choice.

Unfortunately, 77 other municipalities across the country have introduced or adopted some form of a ban on natural gas hookups under the banner of climate change. Some cities are even going so far as to require electrification retrofits in existing buildings and new remodels.

Washington became the first state to introduce a statewide mandate that requires all newly constructed buildings to feature electric heating and hot water systems.

And on the East Coast, Maryland’s ambitious Climate Solutions Now Act included a provision that requires the development of all-electric building code recommendations in an effort to achieve the state’s lofty goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2045.

Every jurisdiction is different, but these ordinances all share one thing in common: In eliminating the option for natural gas appliances, they ultimately force consumers to rely on more expensive, less reliable forms of energy. <Source>

The damage is long-term as the cost to retrofit a house with gas is a significant expense – and when considering multiple rental units, unlikely to happen. Being locked into exorbitantly high energy costs that only profit the utility shareholders.

Bottom line…

The elite progressive communist democrats, immune from the consequences of their actions, are materially damaging America in an almost irreversible and immediately undetectable manner, thus crippling our economy and way of life in favor of an unproven scientific hypothesis.

The manufactured science findings are almost irrelevant at this point; the damage is not.

It is time to vote the progressive communist democrats out of office and demand answers from those seeking to destroy America from within.

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


DEMOCRAT'S NAKED POWER GRAB IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY

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County sheriffs, unlike police officers, are elected officials who have sworn an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution, have similar but different duties, and are not under the control of partisan politicians with a malignant agenda.

Therefore, it is alarming that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, all progressive communist democrats, except for one conservative, is attempting a naked power grab by voting to create a ballot measure to oust the duly elected Sheriff from office and appoint a replacement.

LA County Board of Supervisors Voted on Ballot Measure to Oust Elected Sheriff From Office

The Board of Supervisors voted to draft the ballot measure 4-1 in order to potentially have the power to remove not only Sheriff Villanueva but also appoint a Sheriff of their choosing. The one Supervisor who did not vote in favor of this was Kathryn Barger, the lone, common sense, centrist Republican. The same four people who voted for this measure also voted to defund the police. Barger was the lone person who refused to defund the police. Now, the Supervisors want to take down the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department by ousting Villanueva.

Supervisor Barger said this about the vote today:

This proposed Charter Amendment sets a dangerous precedent and creates a slippery slope for the Board of Supervisors to override the will of the voters. The Sheriff of Los Angeles County, as in all other counties across California, is a constitutionally elected officer, democratically elected every four years. Considering that the current Sheriff is less than four months away from their election, the timing of this action seems highly political.”

“If the goal of this Board is ‘Promoting Accountability and Community Safety Through Check and Balances,’ then this action should include all County elected officials – the Assessor, the District Attorney and the Supervisors themselves. A Charter Amendment focused on only one office undermines the credibility of the Board and its underlying intentions.”   <Source>   

How you get rid of a corrupt, incompetent, or malfeasant sheriff is already defined in law…

As a charter county, Los Angeles has express constitutional power to amend its charter to provide removal procedures for elected county officers like its Sheriff. Charter counties have two primary options for removing their sheriffs: recall by the voters and removal by the county governing body. But because the state constitution requires all sheriffs to be elected, a charter county's board of supervisors cannot convert the Sheriff into an appointed position. Nor can a board of supervisors interfere with a sheriff's independent investigative function; consequently, a board's direct-removal powers can be exercised only for cause, such as official misconduct. <Source>

What is disturbing about this ballot proposal is not that the County Board of Supervisors can remove a sitting sheriff, but they have the power to appoint one of their choosing – likely a fellow progressive communist democrat willing to pursue their socialist agenda and quash dissent in the county.

Malignant ballot measures…

Los Angeles voters just delivered a huge win for the defund the police movement

LA’s “Yes on J” campaign flipped the message from defunding cops to investing in everything else. It worked brilliantly.

Los Angeles voters have approved Measure J, also known as “Reimagine LA County,” which requires that 10 percent of the city’s unrestricted general funds — estimated between $360 million and $900 million per year — be invested in social services and alternatives to incarceration, not prisons and policing.

In practice, that is exactly what Measure J is likely to do. The measure’s language does not explicitly require that the funds for social services and incarceration alternatives must be diverted from law enforcement and the prison system. Nevertheless, in an August board meeting, acting county chief executive Fesia Davenport said that the Sheriff’s Department — which accounts for $2 billion of the existing local budget — would likely be impacted.

The fact that Measure J echoes demands to defund the police isn’t an accident. The charge to support the initiative was led by the Re-Imagine L.A. County coalition: a collection of almost 100 local racial and criminal justice organizations, including Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, progressive political groups, and local unions — many of which had been at the forefront of the successful organizing effort to stop LA County’s $2.2 billion jail expansion plan in 2019. <Source>

Bottom line…

Because the incumbent Sheriff faces an election in four months, where the will of the people will be expressed, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is telegraphing that they will not respect that vote and replace Sheriff Villanueva on a trumped-up charge (much like those levied against Donald Trump) soon after the election.

Secondarily, county resources are being used to disparage a single candidate for office to interfere with a legitimate election by publicizing the Sheriff's alleged poor performance --whether true or not.

We are so screwed, considering that the County of Los Angeles is devolving into a cesspool of corruption, chaos, crime, disrepair, and seediness as funds are prioritized for ineffective and wasteful social programs rather than public safety and infrastructure.

-- 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


BOHICA: BEND OVER, HERE IT COMES AGAIN

Here it comes… the progressive communist democrats’ 2022 mid-term vaccine ploy to reassert control over elections…

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US PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

The US government is expected to once again renew its determination that the COVID-19 pandemic constitutes a public health emergency, first set in January 2020. The current extension is set to expire on July 15, when the next extension is set to take effect. The emergency designation allows millions of low-income Americans who might not otherwise be eligible to access Medicaid coverage; US regulators to authorize vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics for COVID-19; flexibilities around telehealth services; and states to access pandemic-related funds. The government has said it will give 60 days’ notice before ending the emergency designation to allow states and companies time to prepare. The US has averaged between 100,000 and 110,000 new daily COVID-19 cases and about 300 daily COVID-19 deaths since May.

REINFECTION RISK

The Omicron BA.5 subvariant has quickly become the most predominant circulating variant in the US due to its ability to evade immunity from either previous infection or vaccination, dashing hopes of a COVID-19 pandemic reprieve. The subvariant is more likely to cause reinfections and is driving a wave of new infections across the country, with official US CDC data showing a daily average of around 100,000 new cases. But experts warn this represents a severe undercount of new cases, as many people are using home tests and not reporting their results to health authorities. Notably, the Walgreens COVID-19 Positivity Tracker shows a weekly 41.6% positivity rate, up nearly 9% over the prior week and the highest since the tracker began.

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Remember, the case count is bogus as it is directly proportional to testing. Look at hospitalizations and deaths within your age range with similar co-morbidities. Look for the governors and state legislators to use this emergency again to affect voting rules and restrictions on observers getting close to the ballots. Hopefully, the response will be so massive as to nullify any partisan tampering.

Fauci, the oracle, speaks…

Fauci admits that COVID-19 vaccines do not protect ‘overly well’ against infection

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White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci conceded that COVID-19 vaccines do not protect “overly well” against infection Tuesday on “Your World.”

DR. FAUCI: One of the things that’s clear from the data [is] that even though vaccines - because of the high degree of transmissibility of this virus - don’t protect overly well, as it were, against infection, they protect quite well against severe disease leading to hospitalization and death. And I believe that’s the reason, Neil, why at my age, being vaccinated and boosted, even though it didn’t protect me against infection, I feel confident that it made a major role in protecting me from progressing to severe disease. And that’s very likely why I had a relatively mild course. So my message to people who seem confused because people who are vaccinated get infected - the answer is if you weren’t vaccinated, the likelihood [is] you would have had [a] more severe course than you did have when you were vaccinated. <Source>

Riddle me this: When is a vaccine not a vaccine? Answer: When it’s defined by progressive communist democrats based on politics, not science.

CDC Emails: Our Definition of Vaccine is “Problematic”

CDC: Problematic Vaccine? No, Problematic Definition of Vaccine.

The prior CDC Definitions of Vaccine and Vaccination (August 26, 2021):

Vaccine: A product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from that disease. Vaccines are usually administered through needle injections, but can also be administered by mouth or sprayed into the nose.

Vaccination: The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.

The CDC Definitions of Vaccine and Vaccination since September 1, 2021:

Vaccine: A preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases. Vaccines are usually administered through needle injections, but some can be administered by mouth or sprayed into the nose.

Vaccination: The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce protection from a specific disease.

To many observers, it appeared the CDC changed the definitions because of the waning effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines. For example, the effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine falls over time, with an Israeli study reported in August 2021 as showing the vaccine being “only 16% effective against symptomatic infection for those individuals who had two doses of the shot back in January.” The CDC recognizes the waning effectiveness, thus explaining their promotion of booster shots.

CDC emails we obtained via the Freedom of Information Act reveal CDC worries with how the performance of the COVID-19 vaccines didn’t match the CDC’s own definition of “vaccine”/“vaccination”. The CDC’s Ministry of Truth went hard at work in the face of legitimate public questions on this issue.

In one August 2021 e-mail, a CDC employee cited to complaints that “Right-wing covid-19 deniers are using your ‘vaccine’ definition to argue that mRNA vaccines are not vaccines…”

After taking some suggestions, the CDC’s Lead Health Communication Specialist went up the food chain to propose changes to the definitions: “I need to update this page Immunization Basics | CDC since these definitions are outdated and being used by some to say COVID-19 vaccines are not vaccines per CDC’s own definition.” <Source>

Bottom line…

We are so screwed when we can’t trust our government, to tell the truth, our government infantilizes adults, and our scientists pervert science to serve the regime’s political agenda.

FOOLS-- 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 LATEST STAUS SYMBOL: RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT

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Our political system is so precarious that almost anyone with a modicum of national name recognition, a relatively modest amount of money, the ability to attract media attention, and a sufficiently large number of fans across the United States could conceivably run for president.

Unfortunately, know-nothing egomaniacal celebrities have the appropriate qualifications. A fact laughingly illustrated by the cliché, "politics is show business for ugly people."

Even though they may not have a snowball's chance in hell of winning their party's nationwide nomination, the prestige, perks, and profits are enormously attractive.

  • Career-enhancing media exposure.
  • The prestige of being identified as a former presidential candidate.
  • Using the proceeds from collecting a large amount of tax-free money that can be spent on attracting more career-boosting publicity and which can later be traded to a likely winner for a position in the government as an appointee or to several "no-show, six-figure" commissions, boards, and advisory groups.
  • While Secret Service protection is unlikely if you are not a front-runner, local security is often provided at no charge, especially if you are campaigning with prominent local, state, or national politicians.

If you think this scenario is impossible, consider the campaign and successful election of a certain reality star billionaire businessman with a dodgy history of business failures and associations with dodgy individuals.

The sad truth is that, in these times when the population is deeply divided, you no longer have to win an overwhelming majority mandate, only squeak by in each of the battleground states for a win in the Electoral College.

It has been done before -- and we were lucky to have a president whose native instincts, whether for good or simply ego gratification, benefited the nation more than any modern president.

There is no doubt that our nation is in deep trouble.

There is a lack of decent, honorable, and capable leadership. The shadow presidency is being run by the proxies of a progressive communist democrat who hates America and is attempting to destroy our exceptional nation from within.

Our formerly free press, with its modicum of "journalist ethics," is no longer free but serves as a propaganda arm of the progressive communist democrats.

Even worse, I am no longer confident that the opposition is not similarly corrupt, incompetent, and untrustworthy.

To say we are screwed is an understatement.

-- steve

Larry Elder Is Considering a Presidential Run in 2024

ElderFormer California gubernatorial candidate and radio host Larry Elder says he is considering a 2024 Presidential run. This comes after he was the frontrunner in the Newsom recall race. Elder finished first among recall candidates and second behind Newsom in 2021.

For those who may not know, Elder received 3,563,867 during the recall, equivalent to 48.5 percent of the vote among recall candidates. Some might argue that the recall would have been successful had Elder stayed out of the race. Polls showed the recall in a tie until Elder entered the race. It seemed like Elder thought, due to name recognition, he should announce his run for Governor on Sean Hannity’s Fox News prime-time show, which would ensure a successful recall. <Source>


“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


I JUST DON'T GIVE A RAT'S ASS...

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Does anyone care about Communism 3.0 -- also known as the Democrat Party?

Does anyone really care that former President Donald Trump called billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk a “bullshit artist?”

Does anyone really believe the January 6 Committee who refuses to corroborate easily verifiable hearsay presented as facts before they portray them as “evidence?”

Does anyone really care that Joe Biden is a doddering old fool being managed by Jill Biden and former Obama staff members?

Does anyone believe that the media refuses to verify a “too good to be true” story about a ten-year-old and her abortion travails?

I care that my gas is $6.49!

I care that my ribeye costs $17/pound.

I care that my lawn looks like crap with the new water restrictions.

Bottom line…

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


CRITICAL RACE THEORY IS A COMMUNIST CROCK

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Have you noticed that those who are advocating the use of Critical Race Theory are mostly Queer Marxists or those who personally profit from racial politics?

Individuals and organizations attempting to foment a racial revolution using identity politics to create a division in the populace and incentivize the destruction of morals, ethics, religion, tradition, and our most trusted institutions?

Openly attacking a culture of individuality and exceptionalism; favoring a collective culture of mediocrity and the need for governmental supervision of your thoughts and behavior?

One of these illustrations was created as a joke, the other as a training aid...

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This is an actual training aid with the material taken from "Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups" by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun...

Below is a list of characteristics of white supremacy culture which show up in our organizations. Culture is powerful precisely because it is so present and at the same time so very difficult to name or identify. The characteristics listed below are damaging because they are used as norms and standards without being pro-actively named or chosen by the group. They are damaging because they promote white supremacy thinking. They are damaging to both people of color and to white people. Organizations that are people of color-led or a majority people of color can also demonstrate many damaging characteristics of white supremacy culture. <Source

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This nonsense is being used to wrest control of corporations from the shareholders and insert social justice warriors into the decision-making process as "stakeholders" with their artificial ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) guidelines, rules, regulations, and ratings. Corporations are not democratic institutions run by a mobocracy or a source of funding for grifters.

In my world, you come to work with an essential skill set to perform a function, not to learn how to become a better person or political activist. Beyond safety issues, your employment should not be a Marxist social experiment. All that is wrong with today's work environment can be seen in the malignant influence of the modern union with its progressive communist democrat bias. 

Both illustrations are representative of the malignancy that is the social justice movement.

Creating cultural Nazis in our schools and places of employment...

Rather than create a group of well-adjusted productive individuals, Critical Race Theory proponents are creating a group of dissatisfied, disaffected, and disillusioned individuals who have lost touch with reality and see everything through the lens of racism. They attribute their lack of achievement to systemic forces that ignore the fact that the system is controlled by the people who promote this CRT nonsense.

For those who have a vague understanding of CRT, it was created as an academic tool to analyze the impact of race on society, culture, and life to identify and improve race-based "social justice."

The concept of a tool has been hijacked into an openly Marxist and racist movement in its intent and practice, with the fundamental flaw of disadvantaging one racially-selected group to advantage another racially-selected group to redress historical grievances and explain why a particular segment of mostly U.S. Blacks are under-performers  -- and whose criminal behavior is disproportionate to their percentage representation in the general population.

Bottom line...

Have you noticed that the CRT movement is aligned with the progressive communist democrats, the people who deny American exceptionalism, freedom, and the resilient independence that made this nation the greatest in the history of mankind? Primarily to distract the weak-minded from noticing that it was the Democrats who are associated with slavery, secession, segregation, and socialism?

All you need to know is that human nature is not easily overcome, people have different abilities, and the equality of opportunity builds societies, while equality of outcomes builds despotism. And the prime directive should be the "Golden Rule" of treating others as one wants to be treated. 

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


ADAM SCHIFF IS AFRAID, VERY AFRAID OF THE UPCOMING GOP REVOLT

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Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), locally known as the Bug-eyed Burbank Bolshevik, is trying to legally prevent any congressional committee or court from obtaining evidence from the U.S. military…

It should come as no surprise that liar/leaker/perjurer Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, is attempting to thwart any investigation of the progressive communist democrats' actions to subvert or weaken the U.S. military with their counter-productive woke social engineering policies, in addition, to the harm caused to American soldiers by vaccine mandates.

In an attempt to thwart congressional oversight or legal discovery in court cases before the likely upcoming Republican majority in the House of Representatives, Schiff is trying to keep Congress, the media, and the American people from discovering the potentially treasonous actions of those who have subverted and weakened our military.

Proposed Amendment to H.R. 7900 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023

AMENDMENT TO RULES COMMITTEE PRINT 117– 54
OFFERED BY MR. SCHIFF OF CALIFORNIA

At the end of subtitle E of title V, add the following new section:

SEC. 5ll. EXCLUSION OF EVIDENCE OBTAINED WITHOUT PRIOR AUTHORIZATION.

Section 271 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new sub section:

"(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any information obtained by or with the assistance of a member of the Armed Forces in violation of section 1385 of title 18, shall not be received in evidence in any trial, hearing, or other proceeding in or before any court, grand jury, department, officer, agency, regulatory body, legislative committee, or other authority of the United States, a State, or a political subdivision thereof.". <Source>

What information might the progressive communist democrats be trying to hide from Congressional committees or the courts?

  • Information on wrongdoing presented by a whistleblower in the military?
  • Information on the command and control structure of the Afghanistan withdrawal?
  • The number of Americans abandoned behind enemy lines in Afghanistan where they were hunted, captured, and tortured?
  • Misuse and disposition of massive cash infusions into Afghanistan, Ukraine, Iran, and elsewhere?
  • Deaths and injuries associated with mandated vaccination programs?
  • Participation and/or use of military assets or services associated with the January 6 Capitol riots?
  • Use of military assets to spy on Americans without proper authorization?
  • Inappropriate contact and collusion between members of Congress and the military?
  • Hiding committee minutes, testimony, and materials from discovery by inserting a brief passage containing military intelligence?
  • Information withheld from the National Command Authority (President Trump)?

Is this the precursor to shredding documents by congressional committees presently led by progressive communist democrats to keep from being held accountable for unconstitutional abuses of power?

Adam Schiff's committees have withheld thousands of documents and sworn statements – many of which they distorted, mischaracterized, and leaked. The committees refuse to release information demonstrating they have altered evidence and testimony that would be readily apparent when the full documents are released.

Or, could the real reason behind this legislation have been revealed in the official list of amendments to H.R. 7900 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, where item #540, Version 1, reads...

"Prohibits the use of evidence obtained by or with the assistance of a member of the Armed Forces in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act in a court or other legal proceeding." <Source>

Are the progressive communist democrats attempting to keep service members and others from exposing the military's violation of the Posse Comitatus Act by using the military in a domestic law enforcement capacity? 

The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law signed on June 18, 1878, by President Rutherford B. Hayes which limits the powers of the federal government in the use of federal military personnel to enforce domestic policies within the United States.

Leading to the supposition that the military intelligence may have been used in domestic activities, either to surveil certain Americans, insert agitators into insurrections, or otherwise violate local, state, or federal laws. 

Bottom line…

The easiest way to pass corrupt, misleading, or partisan legislation without major debate and roll-call votes is to submit it as an amendment to "must-pass" legislation like the National Defense Authorization Act.

Until Schiff explains the purpose of his amendment and inserts appropriate limitations, it should be assumed to have been submitted with hostile, partisan intent like most of everything Schiff does in Congress.

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